Oct 18, 2018
This week’s Net Assessment podcast featured a deep-dive into the
Vice President’s early October speech on the competition with
China. Largely drowned out by the Kavanaugh SCOTUS controversy,
Melanie, Chris, and Bryan give this important speech due
consideration, to include administration views on Taiwan, China’s
defense buildup, and its growing global influence. The crew
also discussed foreign aid, the F-35, the deficit, the alleged
assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, and the resignation of Nikki
Haley. All of this while celebrating Melanie’s birthday.
Vice President’s Speech
Remarks by Vice President Pence on the Administration's Policy
Ethan Epstein, “How China Infiltrated US Classrooms,” Politico,
January 16, 2018.
Glenn Thrush, “Trump Embraces Foreign Aid to Counter China’s Global
Influence,” New York Times, October 14, 2018.
Jim DeBrosse, “Waiting for the Great Leap Forward,” Cincinnati
Magazine, May 4, 2017.
Alan Rappeport, “In New Slap at China, US Expands Power to Block
Foreign Investments,” New York Times, October 10, 2018.
Jane Perlez and Yufan Huang, “Behind China’s $1 Trillion Plan to
Shake Up the Economic Order,” New York Times, May 13,
Adva Saldinger, "A New US Development Finance Agency Takes Flight,"
Devex, October 4, 2018
Glenn Thrush, "Trump Embraces Foreign Aid to Counter China's Global
Influence," The New York Times, October 14, 2018
Airing of Grievances