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Zooming In with Simone Gao


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 generic drugs from its stores? Rare earth is another vulnerability in the US supply chain. Is it easy for China to weaponize such monopoly? How did the rest of the manufacturing move to China, and most important of all, what does the mastermind behind all this intend to achieve? In this episode of Zooming In, we explore these questions.