The Current

The Current for Aug. 3, 2022

Today on The Current: How China might react to Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan; and the impact beach resorts have on the environment and local communities.
Peter Armstrong is guest host on The Current. (Dustin Rabin Photography)

Full Episode Transcript

How is Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan being received by the people there — and will it inflame tensions with China, even making a confrontation more likely? Guest host Peter Armstrong talks to Wen-Ti Sung, a lecturer in the Australian National University Taiwan Studies Programme; and Lynette Ong, a professor of political science at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. 

And travel author Sarah Stodola has dug into the culture and cascading effects of beach resorts, and the toll they take on the environment and local communities. She tells us about her new book The Last Resort: A Chronicle of Paradise, Profit, and Peril at the Beach.

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