Olivia Enos interviews Joshua Meservey on The Heritage Foundation’s upcoming China in Africa database. Josh is a Senior Policy Analyst at Heritage and is an expert on Africa policy. Josh and Justin Rhee manage the China in Africa database. The database will be publicly available by the end of 2022. Click here to read Josh’s report on government buildings in Africa likely being vectors for Chinese spying.


Olivia Enos interviews Etienne Soula on the Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD)’s Authoritarian Interference Tracker. Etienne is a research analyst with the ASD and spearheaded the expansion of the tracker to cover over 150 incidents of Chinese interference in Europe and North America. Check out the following reports mentioned in the episode:


Olivia Enos interviews Nargiza Salidjanova on the Rhodium Group’s China Pathfinder project. Nargiza is Director of Rhodium Group’s China Projects team. Check out the following reports mentioned in the episode:


Olivia Enos interviews Victor Shih, Ph.D., on the UCSD 21st Century China Center China Data Lab’s CCP Elites portal. Dr. Shih is an Associate Professor of Political Economy and the Ho Miu Lam Chair in China and Pacific Relations at the UC San Diego. Click here to view more of the China Data Lab’s research and projects.


Olivia Enos interviews Siemon Wezeman on the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)’s Arms Transfers database and the increase in China’s arms exports. Siemon Wezeman is a Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms Transfers Programme. Click here to read the publications by the SIPRI Arms Transfer Programme.


Olivia Enos interviews Fergus Ryan on the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)’s Mapping China’s Tech Giants project and the current impact of COVID-19 on China’s tech policy and overseas expansion. Fergus Ryan is a Senior Analyst with ASPI’s International Cyber Policy Centre. Click here to read ASPI’s Reigning In China’s Technology Giants report and here to read the Supply Chains & the Global Data Collection Ecosystem report.


Olivia Enos interviews Jessica Batke on ChinaFile’s China NGO Project and the current landscape for non-governmental organizations (NGOs) operating in China. Jessica Batke is a Senior Editor at ChinaFile.

Olivia Enos and Heritage Senior Policy Analyst Riley Walters interview Hervé Lemahieu on the Lowy Institute Asia Power Index and China’s relative power in the Indo-Pacific region. Hervé Lemahieu is the Director of the Power and Diplomacy Program at the Lowy Institute. The Lowy Asia Power Index can be found here.


Olivia Enos and Heritage Senior Research Fellow Dean Cheng interview Gregory Poling on the maritime disputes and artificial islands in the South China Sea. Gregory Poling is a Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia and Director of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) at the Center for Strategic & International Studies. The AMTI and Mr. Poling’s research can be found here.


Olivia Enos and Heritage Senior Policy Analyst and Economist Riley Walters interview Adam Lysenko on U.S.-China investment and venture capital. Adam Lysenko is an Associate Director at Rhodium Group. The Rhodium Group and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations track U.S.-China capital flows in their US-China Investment Hub. The following reports analyze the trends emerging from the data: Disruption: US-China Venture Capital in a New Era of Strategic Competition and Two Way Street- US-China Investment Trends – 1H 2020 Update.


Olivia Enos interviews Sarah Cook on the Chinese Communist Party’s use of soft power, disinformation, and censorship in its influence campaign. Sarah Cook is the Research Director for China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong at Freedom House and author of the Beijing’s Global Megaphone report. Every year, Freedom House releases Global Freedom, Internet Freedom, and Democracy scores.


Olivia Enos and Heritage Center for Technology Policy Director Klon Kitchen interview Emily Weinstein on overseas professional and technology transfer to China, and more. Emily Weinstein is a research analyst at the Georgetown Center for Security and Emerging Technology (CSET). The research and translations by the Georgetown CSET team can be found here.


Olivia Enos and Heritage Senior Policy Analyst and Economist Riley Walters interview Dr. Derek Scissors on Chinese foreign direct investments. Dr. Scissors is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and author of the China Global Investment Tracker (CGIT). The CGIT and Dr. Scissors’ research can be found here.


Olivia Enos interviews Dr. Adrian Zenz on his groundbreaking research on the CCP’s treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang. Dr. Zenz is a Senior Research Fellow at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. His report on Xinjiang can be found here.

To read Olivia Enos’ report on issuing an atrocity determination for Uighurs, please click here.