China In Focus Full Broadcast (Jan. 30)

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
January 30, 2023China in Focus

Does China have enough food to feed its people? After months of summertime flooding in recent years and a three-year COVID-19 lockdown that locked farmers inside their homes and away from their fields, the Chinese Communist Party says the country has reaped bountiful harvests for the past 13 years. But at the same time, it’s encouraging citizens to add something called rice bran into their diets. The fiber is usually reserved for livestock feed and fuel-making, and was only consumed widely by Chinese people some 60 years ago, during the Great Famine.

Topics in this episode:

  1. Beijing Promotes Rice Bran as Food Amid Famine Fears
  2. New Bill Seeks to Block U.S. Oil Sales to China
  3. TikTok CEO to Testify Before Congress Committee
  4. Selling Tiktok Won’t Remove Security Threat: Experts
  5. White House Extends Safe Haven for Hong Kongers in U.S.
  6. U.S. Flexes Military Might in South China Sea
  7. U.S. Treasury Sanctions Chinese Satellite Firm for Giving Russia Intel Amid Invasion
  8. China Hospitals Inundated with the Sick, Elderly
  9. Will China’s Luxe Shoppers Go West Again?
  10. Xi Jinping’s Reign in Unprecedented Crisis: Expert
  11. Mehta: CCP Incentivized Underreporting COVID-19
  12. Drug Supply from China to Be a Problem in War: Gorka