Apologies for the bad quality connection with China. There’s actually a story behind that. The theme of today’s broadcast was in honor of the anniversary of the Uprising of Tibet. While China is a lot freer than many in the West like to claim and free speech, especially in cities like Beijing, is also freer than one might think, there are certain times of the year, the anniversary of the Uprising of Tibet being one, that the government monitors transmissions more stringently. Besides having to steer clear of the “sensitive” parts of Tibet during my discussion with Jim, the monitoring, apparently, also led to some signal degradation on Skype.
That aside, enjoy! We cover a lot of other things happening in China, as well as a brief recap of what’s happening in another socialist utopia, Venezuela’s “Chavez City”.