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Zooming In with Simone Gao

May 7, 2020

First, Chinese state media attacked Mike Pompeo. Then, it ran a hit piece on Steve Bannon. Why do they target Bannon now? It is reported that Bannon met with a defected scientist from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Is it true? Will Beijing face a Tiananmen-like backlash over the outbreak? At this critical moment in...


May 2, 2020

In a sense, the pandemic is a world war. In the European war zone, a sort of Winston Churchill is needed, one who sees what’s really at stake at this time, and is able to act courageously and single mindedly to defeat the enemy in both the short- and long- term. Besides the virus itself, the pandemic is a warning, a...


Apr 28, 2020

Where is the U.S. at the curve right now? How would testing make a difference? Will China have a resurgence? Simone discussed these questions with Eric Feigl Ding, Visiting Scientist in the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.He is also the Chief Health Economist for...


Apr 27, 2020

In this debut episode of Zooming In Glance, a new format that we are trying out, we will focus on the Chinese Communist Party’s, or CCP’s, intentional cover-up. The CCP’s under-reporting and delays of information has caused the current worldwide outbreak. In this program, we break down the series of critical...


Apr 26, 2020

Before the outbreak began, the global supply chain discussion was purely about economics. Four months into the outbreak, the same discussion now points to only one thing: Does the supply chain dependence pose a national security threat? If China cuts its supply today, in how long would the US be unable to buy...