Jude Blanchette on the Hong Kong protests


Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), joins Kaiser for a discussion of the ongoing Hong Kong protests, possible U.S. responses, Beijing’s puzzling inaction, the perspectives of mainland Chinese, and media coverage of ongoing events in Hong Kong.

4:52: Hong Kong’s young democratic leaders

15:39: The volatility of the Hong Kong protests

27:10: Mainland sentiments on Hong Kong

38:21: Media coverage of the protests

46:04: Speaking Mandarin, a new liability in Hong Kong?


Jude: How Hong Kong got to this point, an essay by Richard Bush.

Kaiser: Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century, by George Packer.

This podcast was edited and produced by Kaiser Kuo and Jason MacRonald.