On Foreign Entanglements, Rob speaks with Taylor about the current state of Chinese politics. Taylor explains the scandalous Bo Xilai affair, and Rob wonders whether there’s a crisis of civil-military relations in China. Taylor lays out the situation in the South China Sea and discusses China’s “salami slicing” strategy. Rob and Taylor analyze the potentially destabilizing effects of AirSea Battle. Is it crazy for the US to prepare for the possibility of war with China? They conclude with a conversation about how the Chinese view the US election.