China likes to point to America’s racial disparities and discontent to deflect criticisms of grave human rights abuses and political oppression under Chinese authoritarian rule. Lately, Beijing has even argued that U.S. domestic challenges, such as the Black Lives Matter movement, make Washington wholly unqualified to discuss other countries’ human rights records.

“China vs. USA” spoke to Ward Connerly, renowned national civil rights leader, on his personal story that proves the Chinese government wrong. We discuss Mr. Connerly’s journey from the segregated South to the California Building Industry Hall of Fame and the University of California Board of Regents, as well as his decades-long fight for equality and against racial preferences. We also talk about the political awakening of Americans of Chinese descent who are participating in the U.S. political process in a way unimaginable in China.