China in Focus Full Broadcast (Aug. 10)

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
August 10, 2023China in Focus

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are raking in the royalties. But the over $325 million tally is raising concerns. Where’s the money coming from, and what’s it paying for?

President Joe Biden’s long-awaited ban on U.S. investment in China meeting with mixed reactions. Some are applauding it as a “major blow” to Beijing, while others are calling the move “almost laughable.”

Half a million in U.S. tax dollars are reportedly flowing into an illegal Chinese biolab. Public records highlighted the transaction into the California-based facility.

How dependent is China on imports from the United States and its allies? New research puts the figure at a whopping 70 percent. Could those import needs be the key to countering China’s economic pressure? An expert weighs in.

Topics in this episode:

  1. Over $325M Paid in Royalties to NIH Scientists from China, Russia Pharma Firms: Report
  2. Mixed Reactions Over Biden’s China Tech Curbs
  3. China Depends on U.S. for Essential Products: Data
  4. $500K+ U.S. Tax Dollars Funding Illegal Chinese Lab
  5. China’s Largest Immigrants Service Raided by Police
  6. Zoom Using Data to Train AI, Privacy Concerns Rise
  7. Siemens Earnings Disappoint as China Recovery Slows
  8. ‘Most People Don’t Realize How Marginalized We Are’: Zhou on Beijing’s Funding of Chinese Dept. in U.S.
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