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Power Play Podcast: US and China's war of words over democracy

Synopsis: On the third Friday of every month, The Straits Times examines various facets of the US-China rivalry and its implications for Asia. 

Join Charissa Yong and Danson Cheong – ST’s US and China correspondents respectively based in Washington DC and Beijing – as they chat about the following:

Highlights of conversation (click/tap above):

00:40 China and Russia among some of the countries not invited to President Biden’s Summit for Democracy

02:15 China’s own “whole-process democracy” and its insults towards US’ democratic system

05:23 The reason behind China’s protests and its attempt to convince other countries of its viewpoint

07:17 US’ divide of the world into “democratic” and “undemocratic” camps

09:21 Taiwan’s invite to the summit reaffirms views of US President Joe Biden administration’s support for the island

Produced by: Charissa Yong ([email protected]), Danson Cheong ([email protected]), Hadyu Rahim & Fa’izah Sani

Edited by: Hadyu Rahim & Fa’izah Sani

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