ChinaTalk: 5G in the Caribbean, Open Source Tech, CCP Twitter Bots, Chinese TV and Rap

By Jordan Schneider
Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 10:41 AM

I chatted this week with Rasheed Griffith of the China in the Caribbean Podcast. I highly recommend you check out his channel!

We discuss:

  • The possible future of US-China tech competition under the incoming Biden Administration
  • The nature of China's Twitter influence campaigns and what we can learn about making viral memes from Russian disinformation operators. See here for my deep dive.
  • Why open-source software should be the basis for a new US industrial policy and why China is looking to push that same strategy
  • What we can learn from good Chinese tv shows
  • Why we should all be listening to Chinese rap



  1. American Mandarin Society 'China Syllabi Project'
  2. 隐秘的角落 (Chinese TV show about the drama that ensues after a group of young kids accidentally film a murder.)
  3. 令人心动的offer (Chinese reality show about legal interns. Season 2 is particularly recommended.)
  4. 棋魂 (Chinese TV drama about a Fairy godfather who guides a kid in the ways of Weiqi/Go)


  1. 猎狐 (Chinese police drama about the anti-corruption campaign in China around 2014-2015 to prosecute financial criminals. The official Chinese campaign was called "Operation Fox Hunting".)
  2. 中国新说唱 (Chinese rap/hip content competition show)
  3. Caribbean Soca Music

Intro Music: Chronixx - Here Comes Trouble

Outro Music: Farmer Nappy - Big People Party

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