This week on Vice Season 8 Episode 14, we take a look at the Chinese Communist Party and the current government of El Salvador. Firstly, if you’re not familiar with Vice, it is a documentary journalism series that first began on HBO. But after cancelation, it moved to Showtime. It is produced by Shane Smith, a veteran journalist focused on geopolitical and social conflicts.
The Chinese Communist Party is a powerful entity that governs the vast Chinese territory since the 1940s after that country’s civil war. The Chinese government faces a lot of criticism for its foreign and domestic policy. From human rights violations, chastising free press, chasing dissidents, and meddling with civil liberties to encroaching territories in the South Seas, the CCP is under everybody’s eye. On the other side of the world, Nayib Bukele, El Salvador’s president is in the spotlight for his authoritarian handling of politics since he took office.
Vice Season 8 Episode 14 Release Date
Vice Season 8 Episode 14 will release on December 19, 2021, at 20:00, Eastern Time, United States on Showtime. Firstly, this episode’s title is “Take Down the CCP & The World’s Coolest Dictator”. Secondly, this week, Showtime hasn’t made available the synopsis for this chapter. But we can take a wild guess and give you a hint, it’s about the Chinese government and the president of El Salvador.
Vice Season 8 Episode 14 Trailer:
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Vice Season 8 Episode 14 Topics
The Chinese Communist Party faces worldwide criticism for the way it handles domestic policies: It chases dissidents, executes them, tortures them. Moreover, the Party meddles in foreign country’s policies, strongarms its neighbors when it comes to water resources, energy. And other important matters such as trade routes. And seems to always walk out unscathed. With a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council, there’s very little the international community can do to put China at a stop in its worldwide intent of domination. This week, Vice will explore those issues.
On the other side of the world, more specifically in Central America, in El Salvador. The millennial Nayib Bukele took office not so long ago, and his authoritarian rule puts him also under the spotlight. He raids congress with the military when he sees it fit. He silences the media, he’s nepotic, he calls himself a dictator, raising worldwide condemnation. On the positive side, his move to make Bitcoin legal tender in his country is among the most controversial measure. Mainly because the traditional banking institutions shun the crypto asset. And the bulk of his advisors aren’t Salvadorian, instead, they hail from Venezuela, have corrupt connections. And act as though they were superministers and supervise and boss everybody below him.
Vice Season 8 Episode 13 Recap
Last week on Vice, we traveled to Lebanon to see how that country’s political climate affects its people. After a brutal civil war, foreign meddling from Syria, Iran, Israel, the United States, and Jordan for years. The Lebanese government is a virtual state of ungovernability. And the toll of that political unrest gets paid by its citizens, who have to navigate through an economic downturn, violence, and uncertainty.
On the other side of the world, we take a look at the fruits of the Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency fruits. This is the branch of the American government in charge of technological development. Thanks to it you can read us in Otakukart. They developed the Internet, mass telecommunications, and now they developed robots and cyborgs. This week we take a glimpse of how biotechnology shapes the new frontiers between artificial and biological. And with this, we wrap up our scoop of Vice, thanks for reading us, and please keep coming back for more daily updates.