China In Focus Full Broadcast (July 11)

A bill taking aim at TikTok is facing changes on Capitol Hill. This comes after the app spent $100 million to lobby Congress.

Federal prosecutors are now targeting the head of a Washington-based think tank, who has been charged for acting as a Chinese agent.

Dozens of Chinese military aircraft were spotted near Taiwan, flanked by warships. The fly-by followed a speech hinting at tighter ties with the United States.

The Solomon Islands and China are strengthening relations, signing nine deals in Beijing, including a policing pact.

Topics in this episode:

  1. $100M: Bytedance Lobbying to Change TikTok Bill
  2. U.S. Think Tank Head Charged with Working for Beijing
  3. 34 Chinese Military Aircraft Spotted near Taiwan
  4. Jordan Faces Billions in Chinese Debt Following Deal with China’s Belt and Road Initiative
  5. Trojan Horse in the Pacific? China-Solomon Islands Policing Pact Riles the West
  6. Germany to Send Troops to Australia for Drills
  7. Moderna Deal to Make mRNA Jabs in China, for China
  8. Childbirth at 15? China Offers Folic Acid to Teenagers
  9. NTD Beauty Pageant Announces 40 Finalists
  10. Newsham: U.S. Couldn’t ‘Defend Taiwan’ If China Has Control of the Pacific
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