Chinese Whispers

Who are the Chinese-Americans voting for Trump?

28 min listen

In This Episode

A recent poll showed that a fifth of Chinese-Americans are thinking about voting for Trump come November. But given Trump’s hawkish position on China, what is it about him that appeals to these voters? As I find out, it’s not all about the politics – much of it comes down to shared values of social conservatism. On the podcast, I speak to political researcher Sunny Shao and journalist Marrian Zhou about intergenerational political values, ethnic identity and the paradox of WeChat.


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