China in Focus Full Broadcast (May 31)

A video shows a Chinese fighter jet passing right in front of a U.S. plane’s nose. The United States is calling it an “unnecessarily aggressive” maneuver by the Chinese jet during an intercept over the South China Sea. China is fighting back, saying the United States intruded on their space. This comes as China’s defense minister refuses to speak with his U.S. counterpart.

Topics in this episode:

  1. Chinese Jet Intercepts U.S. Spy Plane: Video
  2. U.S. Sanctions Chinese, Mexican Entities Over Fentanyl
  3. Prepare for ‘The Worst’: Xi Warns China’s Officials
  4. Trial Begins for Three Alleged Chinese Agents
  5. Blinken: De-Risk but Not Decouple from China
  6. China-Based ‘Brics Bank’ in Talks with Saudi Arabia
  7. China Ramps Up COVID-19 Precautions as Second Wave Hits
  8. U.S., Australia to Work Together on Lithium Industry
  9. Hong Kong Court Rejects Jimmy Lai’s Bid to Drop National Security Trial
  10. China’s Ambition to Take Down Starlink: Fisher
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