Episode 95: All Eyes on China - the Human Side of Current Events with Kris Lance

By Kelly Barner | December 21, 2022

In 2022, the world read news headlines that included skyrocketing energy costs, the horrors of war, rising food insecurity, complex economic troubles, and more. While the issues at the heart of these stories differed greatly, they all have one thing in common: human impact.

In this episode of The Sourcing Hero podcast, Host Kelly Barner welcomes back Kris Lance, Senior Director at Una, for a recurring monthly conversation about current news stories. Kris has experience in multiple industries and has his finger on the pulse of the trends and topics that procurement, sourcing, and supply chain professionals need to be aware of.


In this interview, Kris and Kelly talk about the business and human impact of China’s presence on the world stage:

  • The A4 Revolution and its connection to strict and sustained ‘Zero COVID’ policies
  • High stakes geopolitical posturing, and whether diplomacy can lead to necessary change
  • China’s slow but steady approach towards Taiwan, the world’s hub for semiconductor production 


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