China In Focus Full Broadcast (Jan. 17)

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
January 17, 2023China in Focus

Is China falling toward second place? India seems on track to surpass the world’s most populous nation after China’s number fell for the first time in decades—by 850,000 people to 1.41 billion in 2020. But what makes it such a big deal? China is facing an aging population and dwindling workforce. What’s more, COVID-19 is still running rampant through the nation, and China’s borders are now open for international travel. As experts call out the lack of transparency, how will it impact life in the West? And what’s to come for China as its virus death toll grows?

Topics in this episode:

  1. China Records 1st Population Drop in Decades
  2. Chinese Citizens Reluctant to Have More Kids Amid Nationwide Population Drop
  3. COVID-19 Impact on China’s Population Unknown
  4. Doctors Urged Not to Cite COVID-19 for Deaths
  5. Airlines Face Hurdles to Cashing in on China Reopening
  6. Charges Dropped: NYPD Officer with ‘Secret’ Clearance Accused of Spying for China
  7. U.S. Delegation in Taiwan for Bilateral Trade Talks
  8. South Korea to Return to Nuclear Power
  9. Europe Finds Its Biggest Rare Earth Metals Deposit
  10. Bosch to Invest $1 Billion in China Plant
  11. 25-Fold Divide in China’s Pension Payments
  12. China Opts to Save Face Rather Than Tell Truth: Atlas
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