China In Focus Full Broadcast (Dec. 8)

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
December 8, 2023China in Focus

China is once again pushing for COVID-19 vaccinations. What’s the main variant driving the country’s outbreak?

A former doctoral chemistry student has been accused of poisoning his neighbors, including a baby girl.

Long-time politicians in Hong Kong say they’re bowing out of the city’s elections, while some voters say they won’t even visit the polls. Why are pro-democracy candidates getting iced out of the race?

A former president breaks down why the United States and Beijing are zeroed in on the Pacific, and what Chinese influence attempts really look like.

Topics in this episode:

  1. China Pushes Anti-COVID-19 Vaccinations
  2. Former Chinese Chem Student Accused of Poisoning Neighbor
  3. U.S., S. Korean, Japanese Security Advisers Meet
  4. State Dept. Nominee Talks Indo-Pacific Security
  5. U.S., Mexico Joint Investment Screening to Counter China
  6. Taiwan Spots Chinese Surveillance Balloon
  7. Italy to Leave China’s Belt and Road Initiative
  8. Secrecy Makes Corruption Easy: Diplomat on Belt and Road Initiative
  9. Hong Kong City Councilors Exit Politics Amid Barriers
  10. Pacific ‘Must Stand Up’: Fmr Micronesia President
  11. ‘Banks Aren’t Going to Lie’: Corr on China’s Economy
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