#17 – Taiwan/China tensions, the surveillance state, and the future

Tomas is an expert on Chinese-Taiwanese relationships from The Netherlands. He has lived in Taiwan for over three years and speaks fluent Chinese.

The Polarizer Podcast #017: Taiwan-China tensions, the surveillance state, and the future

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The show

Contents
00:06:10 – Asia Pacific studies
00:08:00 – An announcement for our respected Taiwanese listeners
00:12:20 – Peoplekind
00:19:15 – The Chinese surveillance state
00:22:50 – The beef between Taiwan and China explained
00:29:30 – The Taiwanese identity & current tensions with mainland China
00:50:25 – Censorship in China
01:03:00 – Life in Taiwan
01:07:40 – Cultural conflicts between China and Taiwan
01:15:25 – Bar fights
01:29:50 – Internet trolls & scammers

Mentioned links & books
Dude getting beat up with Taiwanese face tattoos news story
Nigerian scammer baiter
Prank the monkey book

Mentioned video clips

Recording details
Recorded on Sep 13, 2018; on a nice summer day in the backyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands.

Recorded on the big setup.

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About Diederik

Diederik is a Dutch photographer that specializes in landscape, street, and portrait photography. Living out of a backpack with a camera with one 35mm lens for 18 months fortified his passion for beauty and adventure. His photographic portfolio spans across Europe, the United States of America, Asia, and Oceania. Diederik is always working on photography projects and regularly takes on professional work. Besides photography, Diederik has co-created an app for travelers with food allergies, that generates a flash-card for the 14 most common food allergies in 44 different languages without requiring a data connection. He also launched a podcast that reaches thousands of listeners across the globe every month. Guests of the show are entrepreneurs, rock stars, rappers, painters, scientists, writers, world travelers, photographers, and other esoteric life-explorers.
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