Harvard Professor on Trial for Hiding China Ties

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
December 14, 2021China in Focusshare

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says it has no regrets over awarding the Winter Games to China. But the comment is colored by international backlash over the county’s human rights record.

America’s top diplomat vows to defend Indo-Pacific freedoms. Amid China’s ongoing aggressiveness in the South China Sea, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is backing the need for rules-based order.

A Harvard University professor is facing the music, appearing on trial for hiding his ties to China. Officials accuse him of accepting thousands in funding through Beijing’s infamous Thousand Talents Program.

Starbucks serves up an apology this week after an investigation found some stores in China using expired ingredients.

Concerning footage suggests Chinese police are using a revamped policy to turn a profit. Locals say the officers are confiscating scooters and motorbikes without cause, and selling them overseas.

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