China in Focus Full Broadcast (March 8)

TikTok is feeling the heat. Over half of U.S. states have already banned the app on government devices. But what about a total ban? Washington seems to be moving in that direction, with the White House saying it’s backing a Senate bill that aims to do just that—and it’s not confined to TikTok. It would cover foreign-based tech that poses a national security threat. India has banned TikTok since 2020, with a smattering of countries following suit. This latest push comes amid growing concerns about data collection and the health and well-being of children.

Topics in this episode:

  1. White House Backs Bill to Allow Total TikTok Ban
  2. Xi Jinping Blames U.S. for ‘Suppression’ of China
  3. China Warns U.S. to Change Attitude or Risk ‘Conflict’
  4. U.S. Aims to Turn Taiwan into Giant Weapons Depot
  5. McCarthy Confirms Meeting with Taiwan’s Tsai
  6. India to Build Joint Navy With U.S. to Counter China
  7. Chinese Graduates Vie for Jobs Amid High Youth Unemployment Rates
  8. Xi Jinping Boosts Stranglehold on the CCP and Prepares for a War: Thayer
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