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Panel: What has been achieved by Chinese premier's Asia-Pacific tour?

Chinese Premier Li Qiang has wrapped up a three-nation tour that took him to New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia. He engaged in high-level talks, forged new trade agreements, and emphasized the importance of fostering cooperation while managing differences. What are the key outcomes of these visits? How do they reflect China's foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific? And what do they mean to bilateral relations and regional cooperation? Host Zhao Ying is joined by Chen Hong, Executive Director, Asia Pacific Studies Centre, East China Normal University; Professor Joseph Siracusa, Dean of Global Futures with Curtin University in Australia; and Dr. Lee Pei May, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the International Islamic University Malaysia.
6/21/202452 minutes, 56 seconds
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What's been achieved in the 50 years of China-Malaysia relations?

①Addressing a reception celebrating 50 years of bilateral ties in Kuala Lumpur, Chinese Premier Li Qiang says China and Malaysia have brought the bilateral relationship to a new starting point. What are the details? (00:50) ②China and South Korea have held their first vice-ministerial level diplomatic and security "2+2" talks in Seoul. What's been discussed? (15:10) ③Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has neared his goal of becoming the next NATO chief after Hungary and Slovakia indicated support for his bid.(25:10) ④OpenAI co-founder Ilya Sutskever is starting a rival AI company focused on "building safe super-intelligence." (35:10) ⑤We have an exclusive interview with former Kyrgyz Prime Minister Djoomart Otorbaev.(44:50)
6/20/202451 minutes, 59 seconds
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What did Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un discuss in their Pyongyang meeting?

①Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged the White House to lift all restrictions on weapons shipments to Israel. What are the details? (00:50) ②Leaders from EU member states have failed to reach a final agreement on the candidates for the bloc's top jobs.(12:42) ③Russian President Vladimir Putin has met North Korean top leader Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang. What's been discussed? (25:20) ④China's securities regulator has unveiled measures to deepen reforms of Shanghai's tech-focused STAR market.(33:40) ⑤Chinese consumers have had a different 618 shopping festival as e-commerce platforms alter their sales promotion strategies.(45:00)
6/19/202451 minutes, 58 seconds
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What happens in Israel now that Netanyahu has dissolved his wartime cabinet?

①Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dissolved his wartime cabinet after the resignation of two centrist former generals, Benny Gantz and Gadi Eisenkot. What next? (00:50) ②China has started an anti-dumping investigation into pork imports from the European Union. What's the background? (12:48) ③Huawei's HarmonyOS smartphone operating system has overtaken Apple's iOS to become the second largest mobile operating system in the Chinese market.(25:23) ④A recent survey showed that the approval rating for Japan's Liberal Democratic Party has plummeted from 24 percent in May to 19 percent.(35:30) ⑤A report has found that artificial intelligence poses new challenges for the already struggling news industry.(42:40)
6/18/202452 minutes, 59 seconds
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What are the achievements of the 9th China-Australia Annual Leaders' Meeting?

①Chinese Premier Li Qiang has said mutual benefit and win-win cooperation are essential characteristics of China-Australia relations. He was speaking during a meeting with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese in Canberra. What are the details? (00:46) ②Around a dozen states have opted out of a final declaration at the Ukraine peace summit in Switzerland. What's the background? (13:32) ③South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's inauguration for a second term in office will take place Wednesday.(25:12) ④China's economy continued expanding in May.(33:20) ⑤The China Coast Guard says it has taken lawful action against a Philippine supply ship that illegally entered waters adjacent to Ren'ai Jiao of China's Nansha Islands.(43:30)
6/17/202453 minutes
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Panel: What does the 2024 EU election mean for the bloc?

The center-right European People's Party scored a clear victory in the recent European Parliament election, tightening its grip on the chamber. But far-right forces made major gains across the bloc. In France for example, the far-right National Rally raked in nearly a third of the votes, which prompted French President Emmanuel Macron to dissolve the National Assembly and call new legislative elections.What factors could explain the rise of the right wing in European politics? What does the 2024 election mean for the EU moving forward? Host Liu Kun is joined by Chen Weihua, China Daily EU Bureau Chief based in Brussels; Dr. George Tzogopoulos, Director of EU-China Programs and Senior Research Fellow at European Institute of Nice; Mike Bastin, China observer and senior lecturer at the University of Southampton.
6/14/202452 minutes
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How will EU tariffs impact China's EV industry?

①Chinese Premier Li Qiang is in New Zealand for official visit. What does the future hold for bilateral relations? (00:41)②The European Union will impose tariffs of up to 38% on Chinese-made electric vehicles. How will it impact China's EV industry? (12:39)③Beijing says Washington's tightened suppression of China's semiconductor industry will not stop the country's technological advance. (24:33)④The World Bank has upgraded its outlook for the global economy. What are the factors driving the slightly more optimistic outlook? (33:31)⑤The 10th China International Technology Fair is in full swing. (43:37)
6/13/202452 minutes, 2 seconds
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What will be the fate of the Gaza ceasefire plan?

① Chinese Premier Li Qiang will visit New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia. What to expect? (00:42)② The Group of Seven Leaders gather in Italy for an annual summit this week. What will be on top of the agenda? (12:52)③ Hamas has responded to a US ceasefire proposal to end the war in Gaza, but Israel says the response is tantamount to a rejection. We discuss more on the fate of the ceasefire plan. (24:35)④ China's consumer price index edged up 0.3 percent year on year in May. (33:13)⑤ Latest survey shows trust in British politics hits record low. (43:00)
6/12/202452 minutes, 3 seconds
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How can an expanded BRICS promote a multipolar world order?

①The BRICS Foreign Ministers' Meeting takes place in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. How does the platform reflect the growing voice of the Global South? (00:40)②The United Nations has endorsed a US-backed cease-fire plan to end the war in Gaza. How can it be enforced and implemented? (12:27)③Iran has approved six candidates to run for president. What happens next? (24:36)④China has selected ten candidates for the country's fourth batch of astronauts. (32:49)⑤Apple unveils "Apple Intelligence" at the WWDC. (41:39)
6/11/202452 minutes, 5 seconds
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What's behind the far-right surge in EU vote?

①Far-right parties have made significant gains in the European Parliament elections. What does it mean for the future of the continent? (00:30)②China's foreign trade up 6.3% in the first five months of 2024 (25:00)③Israeli minister Benny Gantz has resigned from war cabinet. What's behind the decision? (35:46)④How significant is the first International Day for Dialogue among Civilizations? (44:46)
6/10/202452 minutes, 55 seconds
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Panel: What Modi’s third terms means for India and world

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is extending his decade in power into a third term following his coalition’s victory in the country’s general election. However, for the first time, Modi will have to govern through a coalition, as his own party failed to secure a majority independently.What will Modi’s new term mean for India’s domestic and foreign agenda?Host Ding Heng is joined by Mike Liu, Vice President and Senior Fellow with the Center for China and Globalization; Gao Xirui, PhD candidate in political science at the University of Hong Kong; Mohammed Saqib, CEO of the Bureau of Research on Industry and Economic Fundamentals, a New Delhi-based consultancy.
6/7/202452 minutes, 26 seconds
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What's at stake in the European elections 2024?

①People across the European Union's 27 member states are voting to decide who serves in the EU Parliament for the next five years. What are the key issues? (00:53) ②Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong holds a bilateral consultation with visiting Ukrainian First Deputy Foreign Minister Andrii Sybiha in Beijing. What are the details? (11:12) ③NASA and Boeing have launched the first crewed mission of the Starliner spacecraft from Florida.(25:30) ④The World Meteorological Organization estimates that there is an 80 percent chance that annual average global temperatures will exceed the 1.5-degree Celsius warming mark in at least one of the next five years.(34:48) ⑤Survey shows majorities in three major western European countries do not trust the United States to guarantee their security over the coming decade.(44:10)
6/6/202452 minutes, 31 seconds
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What does the result of the Indian election tell us about the country's future?

①India's ruling National Democratic Alliance, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP, has secured a majority of the seats in the lower house of Parliament.(00:58) ②Foreign Minister Wang Yi has expressed China's willingness to maintain cooperation with Turkiye at various levels in his meeting with his Turkish counterpart Hakan Fidan.(11:30) ③British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak faced off against Labour challenger Keir Starmer in their first televised debate before a general election next month. What are the key issues in the British election? (25:10) ④The U.S. labor market is showing further signs of cooling.(35:53) ⑤Chinese provinces have been rolling out policies to incentivize companies to offer flexible job roles and make it easier for families to balance work and childcare.(45:30)
6/5/202452 minutes, 31 seconds
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Who is Claudia Sheinbaum, Mexico's first female president?

①Claudia Sheinbaum, former mayor of Mexico City, has become the first woman ever to win Mexico's highest office.(00:55) ②The United States has urged the UN Security Council to support the three-phase plan announced by President Joe Biden aimed at ending the nearly eight-month conflict in Gaza. What are the details? (13:05) ③China's Caixin Manufacturing PMI rose to 51.7 in May, reaching the highest level in nearly two years. What does it suggest for China's economy? (25:16) ④Iran registers presidential candidates for an early election following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash.(35:12) ⑤South Korea has formally approved the full suspension of the September 19 military agreement with North Korea.(44:02)
6/4/202452 minutes, 32 seconds
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What did China's defense minister say at the Shangri-La Dialogue?

①Chinese Defense Minister Dong Jun has called for peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific in his speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. What are the details? (00:53) ②South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has admitted his African National Congress party suffered a challenging election result.(15:56) ③Opec+ members have agreed to extend oil production cuts well into 2025.(25:30) ④China's Chang'e-6 probe has touched down on the far side of the moon to collect samples from this rarely explored terrain. What is Chang'e-6's main mission? (36:00) ⑤Chinese holidaymakers will spend a record 6.8 trillion yuan, or about 937 billion U.S. dollars, on domestic travel this year.(45:30)
6/3/202452 minutes, 59 seconds
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Panel: What's behind the deepening ties between China and the Arab world?

China and Arab states have wrapped up a major forum in Beijing in a sign of deepening cooperation. What factors are driving the deepening ties between China and Arab states? How can they work together towards a just and lasting peace in the Middle East, as well as a more equitable, multipolar world order?Host Zhao Ying is joined by Zhang Chuchu, Deputy Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Fudan University; Steven Wright, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hamad Bin Khalifa University; Mher Sahakyan, Director of "China-Eurasia" Council for Political and Strategic Research, Armenia; and Timothy Niblock, Emeritus Professor of Middle East Politics, Institute for Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter.
5/31/202452 minutes, 56 seconds
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How can China and Japan foster an objective mutual understanding?

① Xi Jinping has proposed five cooperation frameworks to step up the building of a China-Arab community with a shared future. What is drawing the two sides closer? (00:51) ② Liu Jianchao, a senior official of the Communist Party of China, is on a visit to Japan, with resuming ruling party talks being at stake. (14:20) ③ We look at possible central issues at this year’s Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. (25:27) ④ Why does Thailand aim to become a BRICS member? (35:42)⑤ Will the ruling ANC fail to win majority in South Africa’s election? (44:15)
5/30/202452 minutes, 53 seconds
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Xi Jinping’s emphasis on employment in policy priority

① In a recent session of senior CPC officials, Xi Jinping stressed youth employment and said that full employment is a priority goal for social and economic development. What are the opportunities and challenges in China’s job market? (00:50) ② We take a look at a new report released by the Chinese government on human rights violations in the US in 2023. (14:40) ③ We explore why the US is not in a leading position in the EV sector. (24:44) ④ A former intelligence chief will lead a right-wing coalition in Netherlands. What could be the new government’s policy directions? (34:51)⑤ We look at Haiti’s political process where its transitional council has tapped a former prime minister to lead the country again. (42:06)
5/29/202452 minutes, 31 seconds
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What’s at stake in China’s new semiconductor investment fund?

① Member states of the World Health Organization have decided not to invite Taiwan to the organization's annual assembly in Geneva. Who is politicizing a health issue to advance their own agenda? (00:54) ② A decade after China launched the first phase of its semiconductor investment fund, the investment vehicle is now officially into its third phase. We discuss China’s goals on semiconductor. (13:02) ③ What was behind the rise in China's industrial profit in April? (24:57) ④ Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi is in China to mark a decade of strategic partnership. (33:49)⑤ The UN Security Council is holding an emergency meeting to discuss the situation in Rafah after a deadly Israeli airstrike killed 45 Palestinians sheltering in a refugee camp. Are there still means to rein in Israel? (45:16)
5/28/202452 minutes, 31 seconds
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Why China, Japan, South Korea resume trilateral leaders' talks

① Leaders of China, South Korea, and Japan meet for their first trilateral talks in more than four years. We explore the signals from this move? (00:49) ② Emmanuel Macron is in Germany for the first state visit to the country by a French president in 24 years. What are the issues where Paris and Berlin don’t really see eye to eye? And what can they agree on? (13:44) ③ China is to host a major China-Arab cooperation forum this week. What are the issues expected to be the central topics for discussion during the meeting? (24:48) ④ The International Court of Justice, an arm of the UN, has ordered Israel to suspend its military campaign in Rafah. How might the rulings affect the war in Gaza? (35:01) ⑤ Nvidia, powered by AI boom, has reported soaring revenue and profits. (42:41)
5/27/202452 minutes, 13 seconds
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Panel: What does Taiwan's future hold as the island now has a new leader?

A Chinese mainland spokesperson said that Lai Ching-te's speech upon assuming the role of the Taiwan region's new leader has sent a dangerous signal regarding "Taiwan independence."Chen Binhua with the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office said Lai's speech stubbornly followed the "Taiwan independence" position, advocated separatism, incited cross-Strait confrontation, and sought independence by relying on foreign support and by force.What provocations did Lai Ching-te make? What does Taiwan's future hold under his leadership? Host Liu Kun is joined by Professor Qu Qiang, Fellow of Belt and Road Research Center at Minzu University of China; Dr. Liu Kuangyu, Researcher at Institute of Taiwan Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Josef Mahoney, Professor of Politics with East China Normal University.
5/24/202453 minutes, 30 seconds
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PLA conducts joint military drills surrounding Taiwan island

①The Chinese People's Liberation Army conducts joint military drills surrounding the island of Taiwan. What signal do they send out? (00:38) ②UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak calls a general election for July 4. Why is he calling it now and what happens next? (13:44)③14th China-U.S. Tourism Leadership Summit takes place in Xi'an, China. (24:09)④What's behind the diplomatic crisis between Spain and Argentina? (34:08)⑤Scarlett Johansson accuses OpenAI of creating a voice similar to hers without permission. (43:17)
5/23/202451 minutes, 8 seconds
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How significant is Ireland, Norway and Spain's recognition of Palestinian state?

①Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi reiterates that the Taiwan question is at the center of China's core interests. (00:47)②US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is urging Europe to join the US in clamping down on China's green-tech exports. Are they building a protectionism alliance in the name of countering overcapacity? (13:10)③What next for Iran after President Raisi's death? (24:34)④In a historic move, Ireland, Spain and Norway say they are recognizing a Palestinian state. How significant are the announcements? (32:08)⑤Low-altitude economy takes off in China. (42:03)
5/22/202452 minutes, 29 seconds
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What would ICC arrest warrants mean for Israeli and Hamas leaders?

①China has urged the United States not to use the Taiwan region as a tool to contain China. (00:44)②The International Criminal Court seeks arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders. What does that mean to the conflict? (15:17)③A British court has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can appeal his extradition to the United States. What happens next? (23:45)④Japan and ASEAN plan joint strategy on auto production. (32:53)⑤Deadly clashes in a French Pacific territory raise fears of civil war. (43:02)
5/21/202451 minutes, 15 seconds
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What's next for Iran after Raisi's death?

①Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is in Kazakhstan for a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Foreign Ministers Council. (00:42)②China's economy continued to perform well in April. (13:10)③A Chinese mainland spokesperson said Lai Ching-te has sent "a dangerous signal" of seeking so called "Taiwan independence". (24:17)④Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has died in a helicopter crash. What do we know so far, and what will happen next for the country? (34:34)⑤US security adviser urges Natanyahu to connect war to "political strategy". (42:57)
5/20/202451 minutes, 47 seconds
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Panel: What can the world gain from a close China-Russia partnership?

Vladimir Putin’s visit to China has created one more opportunity for China and Russia to celebrate and strengthen their cooperation. Beijing and Moscow have signed more than ten agreements during Putin’s trip. Xi Jinping says the current relationship was not easily gained, so it ought to be cherished by the two sides more than ever before.Why are China and Russia good friends and partners? What can their partnership bring to the international community?Host Ding Heng is joined by Professor Alexey Maslov, Director of the Institute of Asian and African Studies, Moscow State University; Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations & security analyst; Dr. Zhang Xin, Deputy Director of the Center for Russian Studies, East China Normal University.
5/17/202452 minutes, 26 seconds
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What did Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin discuss in their talks in Beijing?

①China and Russia have agreed to deepen their comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership in the new era as the two countries mark 75 years of diplomatic ties. What are the details? (00:45) ②China Coast Guard has expelled Philippine vessels that illegally entered Chinese waters in the South China Sea. (14:36) ③Singapore has inaugurated Lawrence Wong as prime minister. What does the future hold for Singaporeans? (25:23) ④Slovakia’s Prime Minister remains in hospital after an attempted assassination. (35:45) ⑤German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has warned against cutting the German economy off from potential markets abroad against the backdrop of U.S. tariff hikes for Chinese products. (43:03)
5/16/202453 minutes
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What's the significance of Vladimir Putin's state visit to China?

①Russian President Vladimir Putin will begin the first state visit of his fifth presidential term in China this week. What's the significance? (00:50) ②China says the U.S. decision to impose additional tariffs on Chinese imports is politicizing trade and economic issues. What are the details? (14:40) ③Chinese and American officials held a meeting in Geneva to exchange ideas on the risks and management of artificial intelligence.(25:30) ④U.S. has warned of possible sanctions for countries having business deals with Iran, hours after India had inked a 10-year port contract with Tehran.(34:30) ⑤The European Union has given the final green light to an overhaul of its migration and asylum policies.(44:36)
5/15/202453 minutes
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Why is the Chinese government issuing ultra-long treasury bonds?

①The Chinese government will start issuing its first ultra-long treasury bonds on Friday. What's the background? (00:48) ②Pakistan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar is visiting China this week. (13:12) ③Data shows top-tier sovereign wealth funds from the Middle East significantly increased their holdings in China's A-share listed companies in the first quarter of this year. What are the details? (25:20) ④OpenAI has unveiled its latest artificial intelligence large language model. (36:00) ⑤The third Global Trade and Investment Promotion Summit has launched the Beijing Initiative, calling for an open, transparent, multilateral trading system.(45:20)
5/14/202452 minutes, 59 seconds
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What issues top the agenda of South Korean Foreign Minister's China trip?

①China says U.S. deployment of medium-range ballistic missiles in the Philippines undermines regional peace and stability. What are the details?(00:45) ②China's consumer price index, a main inflation gauge, was up 0.3 percent in April.(14:22) ③South Korean Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul visits Beijing. What are the issues that top his agenda? (26:00) ④Israel has sent tanks into northern Gaza after heavy aerial and ground bombardments.(34:45) ⑤The seven-week general election in India has entered its fourth phase.(45:00)
5/13/202452 minutes, 22 seconds
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Panel: What are the achievements of Xi's European tour?

Chinese President Xi Jinping is wrapping up a six-day tour in Europe. The trip took him to France, Serbia and Hungary. This was his first European trip in five years.What has he accomplished through the three-nation tour? What key messages have been sent out? And what does the future hold for China-Europe relations?Host Zhao Ying is joined by Dr. Jin Ling, Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Department for European Studies at China Institute of International Studies; Dr. George Tzogopoulos, Director of EU-China Programmes and Senior Research Fellow at European Institute of Nice; Ren Ke, Senior journalist of Xinhua News Agency.
5/10/202452 minutes, 50 seconds
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China, Hungary elevate ties to "all-weather" partnership

China and Hungary have decided to elevate bilateral relations to all-weather comprehensive strategic partnership for the new era during talks between visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest.When meeting the press, President Xi called on both sides to further promote bilateral ties and cooperation. The two leaders witnessed the signing of 18 cooperation agreements covering areas such as trade and investment, nuclear energy and science and technology.This is President Xi's first state visit to Hungary, the final stop of his three-nation European tour, which also took him to France and Serbia.How significant is China and Hungary's "all-weather comprehensive strategic partnership"? What can we expect from further cooperation between the two nations?Host Xu Yawen is joined by Mike Bastin, a China observer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton in the UK.
5/10/202412 minutes, 11 seconds
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Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia look to each other for investment opportunities

① Xi Jinping is in Hungary for the last leg of his Europe tour. Why have China and Hungary maintained cordial relations? (00:58)② China’s imports and exports have returned to growth, beating market expectations. (13:49)③ Joe Biden says he will stop supplying some weapons to Israel if Benjamin Netanyahu orders a major invasion of Rafah. Could this be a turning point in the conflict between Israel and Hamas? (24:47)④ The US has revoked Intel and Qualcomm’s licenses to sell AI chips to Huawei. How could a restrictive US approach to China’s AI development affect the establishment of an AI dialogue mechanism between Beijing and Washington? (34:15)⑤ Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia are exploring the creation of an exchange-traded fund tracking Hong Kong stock indexes. We explore the reasons behind the two sides’ move to seek investment opportunities from each other. (44:01)
5/9/202452 minutes, 15 seconds
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Why China and Serbia agree to build a community of shared future

① China and Serbia have agreed to upgrade their ties to jointly build a China-Serbia community of shared future. What are the key factors behind the highlights in bilateral ties? (00:52)② We take a look at the first-quarter GDPs across China’s provincial regions. (13:26)③ What is the prospect of Putin’s fifth term as Russia’s president? (25:11)④ Inflation has forced Argentina to circulate its first 10,000-peso banknotes. Is there an easy way out of the country’s hyperinflation? (34:34)⑤ The US Commerce Department is hearing testimony on whether to designate Vietnam as a "market economy". Is that status to the Asian country part of Washington’s strategy to make Vietnam a counterbalance to China? (45:01)
5/8/202452 minutes, 48 seconds
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Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Serbia for a state visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Serbia for a state visit. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic held a welcome ceremony for the Chinese leader at the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport. In a statement issued upon his arrival, the Chinese president spoke highly of the traditional friendship between the two sides. He also said he looks forward to taking this visit as an opportunity to have in-depth exchange of views with President Vucic on the bilateral relationship and other issues of mutual interest, renew friendship, plan for cooperation and explore development.President Xi Jinping arrived in Serbia after concluding his state visit to France. Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife held a farewell ceremony for the Chinese leader in the town of Tarbes. So what are the highlights of President Xi Jinping's state visit to France? What can we expect from his time in Serbia? Host Liu Kun is joined by Chen Weihua, China Daily EU Bureau Chief.
5/7/202412 minutes, 38 seconds
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The China-France consensus on Gaza crisis

① During Xi Jinping's visit to France, China and France have issued a few joint statements to strengthen cooperation and coordination in areas ranging from agriculture to AI. Why is cooperation the mainstream tone in the relations? (00:53)② Xi Jinping and Emmanuel Macron jointly call for the “concrete implementation” of a two-state solution in the Israel-Palestine conflict. We look at the consensus between Beijing and Paris on the Gaza crisis, as well as the latest in the negotiations of a ceasefire deal. (12:52)③ The Eurozone economy expands at fastest pace in nearly a year. (24:43)④ China's top climate envoy has embarked on a trip to the United States for talks with his US counterpart. What could we expect? (34:59)⑤ Chinese provinces are rolling out policies to incentivize companies to offer flexible job roles so as to make it easier for women to balance work and childcare. Does this model offer effective relief of burden for women who want to give birth to babies? (45:24)
5/7/202452 minutes, 31 seconds
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What are Chinese President Xi Jinping's messages to France?

Chinese President Xi Jinping says China and France will promote cooperation in multiple areas such as agriculture, finance, aerospace and more. He made the remarks when he jointly met the press with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in Paris. President Xi also said he welcomes President Macron to visit China again.Earlier the two presidents held talks, during which President Xi Jinping suggested the two countries uphold mutual benefits, jointly oppose acts of "decoupling" and disrupting industrial and supply chains, and say no together to building barriers. So what are President Xi Jinping's messages to France during his state visit to the country? What are the key areas for the two to work with each other on moving forward? Host Liu Kun is joined by Dr. George Tzogopoulos, Director of EU-China Programmes and Senior Research Fellow at European Institute of Nice.
5/6/202416 minutes, 27 seconds
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Who is Panama's president-elect José Raúl Mulino?

① Xi Jinping is in Paris for a visit to France. Are ties between China and France a good model of peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation between countries with different social systems? (00:56)② A conversation with China’s Minister of Science and Technology on China-France cooperation in his field. (16:23)③ China saw a 7.6% surge in domestic tourism during the five-day May Day holiday. (24:53)④ Last-minute candidate José Raúl Mulino wins Panama's presidential election. We explore the things at stake in the election? (35:27)⑤ A study finds more than 1 million children in the US have lost a parent to a drug overdose or gun violence over the past two decades. What societal problems is it pointing to? (45:47)
5/6/202452 minutes, 44 seconds
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Panel: What's at stake for the 2024 Indian election?

The Indian population, the largest of the world today, has been going to the polls for the country's 2024 general election. The voting will span several weeks and results are expected in early June.Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a third term. His team has rolled out an ambitious scheme named "2047 Viksit Bharat," or Developed India, which aims to elevate India into a developed nation by 2047. A group of opposition parties, led by the Indian National Congress, are challenging Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies.What are Modi's chances of winning? How will the Indian election influence regional and global geopolitics? Host Liu Kun is joined by Dr. Rong Ying, Senior Research Fellow at China Institute of International Studies; Swaran Singh, Professor of International Relations at Jawaharlal Nehru University; Dr. Lee Pei May, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the International Islamic University Malaysia.
5/3/202451 minutes, 59 seconds
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What are the sticking points in Gaza ceasefire talks?

①US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has urged Hamas to accept a ceasefire agreement. But are the truce talks at a standstill? (00:39)②China expresses firm opposition to unilateral US sanctions against Chinese companies over the war in Ukraine. (13:42)③Solomon Islands lawmakers have elected Jeremiah Manele as the new prime minister. What will be at the top of the new government’s agenda? (24:59)④What's behind the Federal Reserve's decision to keep interest rates unchanged? (33:41)⑤Personnel exchanges between China and France surge over 200% since the start of this year. (43:10)
5/2/202451 minutes, 52 seconds
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Will South Korea become an AUKUS partner?

①Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have met in China for talks on potential reconciliation. What contributions could China bring to the table? (00:44)②Why is Japan's yen falling? ③South Korea discusses joining part of the AUKUS pact with the US, Britain and Australia. How might that impact regional security and stability? ④Argentina's lower house approves Javier Milei's budget-slashing bill. ⑤G7 to phase out coal-fired power plants by 2035
5/1/202451 minutes, 8 seconds
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What to expect from Xi's upcoming visit to Europe?

①Chinese President Xi Jinping will pay state visits to France, Serbia and Hungary. What to expect? (00:39)②Foreign Ministers of Argentina, Bolivia and Peru are visiting China this week. What issues are on the top of their agenda? (14:31)③US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on a trip to the Middle East. Will the trip help achieve a ceasefire in Gaza? (24:34)④China's manufacturing activity edges down in April. (34:01)⑤Tesla reported struck a deal with Baidu for its mapping and navigation functions. (43:37)
4/30/202452 minutes, 2 seconds
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Tesla in China: What does Elon Musk’s visit mean?

① Chinese Premier Li Qiang meets Tesla CEO Elon Musk in Beijing. What message does the meeting send out? ② China's tech-driven NEVs wow global attendees at Beijing auto show.③ Israel says it may delay assault on Rafah in exchange for hostages. What are the main challenges there in reaching such an agreement? ④ Pro-Palestinian campus protests are spreading from the US to Europe. ⑤ US economy grew slower than expected at the start of 2024.
4/29/202451 minutes, 4 seconds
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Panel: Can US and China further stabilize relations after Blinken’s visit?

Meeting US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Beijing, President Xi Jinping called for seeking common ground and reserving differences. Xi also warned against the US saying one thing to China but doing the opposite, noting that the two countries should be partners rather than rivals. In a separate meeting, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the US and China face a choice between stability and a downward spiral in their relations. What does Blinken’s visit tell us about the current trajectory in US-China ties? Can the two sides find a way to get along?Host Ding Heng is joined by Clifford Kiracofe, Washington-based author and former Senior Professional Staff Member of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Bo Kong, Co-Director of the OU Institute for US-China Issues, University of Oklahoma; Zhao Hai, Director of International Political Studies at the National Institute for Global Strategy.
4/26/202452 minutes, 56 seconds
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What are the ramifications of TikTok ban by U.S. government?

①TikTok says it will challenge the U.S. ban signed into law by President Joe Biden and expects an ultimate win.(00:53) ②Our exclusive interview with renowned Chinese economist Professor Wen Tiejun of Renmin University of China on so-called "overcapacity" in China's green industries.(15:00) ③The UN human rights body has expressed horror at the discovery of hundreds of bodies from mass graves in Gaza and called for an investigation.(25:30) ④China says EU investigation into China's medical device market shows the bloc is moving towards protectionism.(35:00) ⑤An industrial expert says China will become a major producer, consumer, and exporter of hydrogen technologies, which would help reduce costs globally.(44:03)
4/25/202453 minutes
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Pro-Palestinian protests sweep across U.S. universities

①Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for Chongqing to further deepen reforms and opening up across the board and to constantly write its own chapter in advancing Chinese modernization. (00:48) ②Police have arrested students in several top U.S. universities amid wide-spread pro-Palestinian protests. (12:00) ③China's State Council stresses the need to improve the function of capital markets in the country's modernization drive. (25:30) ④The UK government's effort to send migrants to Rwanda has won approval in Parliament. (35:55) ⑤China targets Thursday evening to launch its Shenzhou-18 manned mission to the Tiangong Space Station. (44:48)
4/24/202453 minutes
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What can we expect from U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's China trip?

①China says it welcomes U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken's visit and will focus on five key missions in the bilateral talks.(00:53) ②Nearly 200 navy representatives from dozens of countries gather this week in eastern China to attend the Western Pacific Naval Symposium in Qingdao.(14:10) ③China's general public budget revenue sustained recovery momentum during the first quarter of this year.(25:01) ④The main ruling party in the Maldives, the People's National Congress, has won the country's parliamentary election.(34:38) ⑤The World Anti-Doping Agency has defended its decision to clear 23 Chinese swimmers who tested positive for a banned heart medication ahead of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.(43:56)
4/23/202452 minutes
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What's in the 95 billion dollar foreign aid package just approved by U.S. House?

①Visiting Phnom Penh, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says China is ready to work with Cambodia to strengthen cooperation in building the bilateral community with a shared future. What's the latest? (00:53) ②The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a 95 billion dollar legislative package providing security assistance to Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. What are the details? (12:48) ③China responds to western accusations of new industry overcapacity.(25:20) ④The International Monetary Fund has warned that huge U.S. fiscal deficits pose "significant risk" to the global economy.(37:42) ⑤Indians go to the poll for the country's general election.(44:20)
4/22/202453 minutes, 1 second
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Panel: Hainan Expo: Can consumption fuel China's economic growth?

The 4th China International Consumer Products Expo has just concluded in Hainan.Themed on sharing opportunities and creating a better life, the expo attracted over 4000 brands from 71 countries and regions.How does the event reflect China's latest consumption trends and market landscape? What are the prospects for China’s consumption growth, and how will it impact businesses both domestically and internationally?Host Zhao Ying is joined by Subramania Bhatt, Founder and CEO of China Trading Desk; Dr. Zhou Mi, Senior Research Fellow with Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation; Dr. Digby James Wren, Senior Special Advisor and Director of the Mekong Research Center at the International Relations Institute, Royal Academy of Cambodia.
4/19/202452 minutes, 56 seconds
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Is US probe into China's shipbuilding sector a “mistake on top of a mistake”?

① China says it firmly opposes a US investigation into China’s policies in shipbuilding and maritime logistics industries. We take a look at the politics behind the probe as well as Biden’s call for tripling tariffs on Chinese steel. (00:59)② What’s at stake in Chinese foreign minister’s six-day trip to Indonesia, Cambodia and Papua New Guinea? (15:29)③ The US and the Philippines have announced plans to carry out their first-ever joint military exercises outside the Philippines’ territorial waters. We explore the possible danger that could be associated with the drill. (24:41)④ China recorded a robust rebound in inbound and outbound trips in the first quarter of 2024. What has driven it? (34:51)⑤ The US has returned dozens of ancient cultural artifacts to China. We take a look at artifact repatriation cooperation between the two countries. (43:36)
4/18/202452 minutes, 25 seconds
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US is to sanction Iran after its strike on Israel. Is there double standard?

① China and the US have held the first dialogue between the two countries’ top defense officials in nearly 17 months. Is it a key step in keeping lines of communication open between the two military powers? (00:53)② IMF upgrades 2024 global growth forecast to 3.2%. We take a look at the world economy’s potential challenges. (11:45)③ The US says it will impose new sanctions against Iran in the wake of Tehran’s attack on Israel. Will its tactic of punishing Iran while urging Israel to exercise restraint work? (24:53)④ Australia has pledged to increase its military spending by some $32 billion over the next decade as part of a new defense strategy. We delve into the contents in the strategy that deserve our attention. (34:11)⑤ In Belgium, police has shut down a gathering of far-right European politicians and supporters, citing concerns about public order. However, it has ignited protests due to concerns about curbs on free speech. (44:41)
4/17/202453 minutes, 1 second
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Shared Future, Shared Opportunities – Conversation with Global Mayors

Twenty-one mayors and government officials from 18 countries, including China, the U.S., Germany, Italy, Brazil, and Zambia, gathered to delve into how towns and cities can stimulate local vitality and grasp opportunities for cooperation. CGTN brings you this special program, "Conversation with Global Mayors."
4/17/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 3 seconds
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Xi Jinping's message to Olaf Scholz

① Meeting Olaf Scholz in Beijing, Xi Jinping called for developing China-Germany bilateral ties in an all-round way from a long-term, strategic perspective. We take a look at Xi’s main messages to Germany. (00:51)② China’s economy showed good performance in the first quarter of 2024, growing by 5.3% year on year. We delve into what drove the growth. (13:19)③ China’s foreign minister has held phone calls with his Iranian and Saudi counterparts in efforts to help reduce tensions in the Middle East. We explore China’s position on Iran-Israel tensions. (25:01)④ Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said he will step down on May 15th. What’s Lee’s legacy? And what can we expect of his successor Lawrence Wong? (34:58)⑤ We take a look at a historic criminal trial in the US that for the first time involves a former president of the country. (45:46)
4/16/202452 minutes, 49 seconds
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Olaf Scholz’s highly-watched China visit

① What’s at stake in German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s China visit? We are joined by Professor Hans-peter Burghof with University of Hohenheim in Germany and Professor Cui Hongjian from Beijing Foreign Studies University. (00:49) ② UN chief calls for restraint after Iran's attacks on Israel. To what extent has the attack intensified concerns that the Middle East is being pushed into a full-blown conflict? (25:19)③ China issues new national-level guidelines aimed at addressing stock-market volatility. (36:07)④ We look at a France-UK dispute over fishing rights in the post-Brexit era. (45:48)
4/15/202452 minutes, 43 seconds
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Panel: What are the implications of the U.S.-Japan-Philippines trilateral summit?

U.S. President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. held a joint meeting at the White House on Thursday. Pointing fingers at China, a joint statement by the three leaders said they aim to advance the vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific. The Chinese Foreign Ministry responded by saying U.S. accusations on China's position in the South China Sea are baseless, calling them attacks that merely malign China.How will the summit impact security in Asia? Host Liu Kun is joined by Dr. Zhao Hai, Director of International Political Studies at the National Institute for Global Strategy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Dr. Clifford Kiracofe, Washington-based author and former Senior Professional Staff Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; Dr.Alan Chong, Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
4/12/202451 minutes, 51 seconds
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How does the "biggest upgrade" in US-Japan alliance affect peace in Asia-Pacific?

①General Secretary Xi Jinping of the Communist Party of China Central Committee meets with Ma Ying-jeou in Beijing. (00:42)②US and Japan announce new military agreements. Is Japan shifting away from its pacifist stance? (14:39)③South Korean prime minister offers to resign after election defeat. What factors have contributed to the ruling party’s defeat? (24:28)④China’s March CPI up 0.1%, PPI down 2.8% (34:05)⑤JD.com bolsters video content creation with 1 billion yuan investment. (42:30)
4/11/202452 minutes
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How will China-Micronesia cooperation benefit both countries?

①Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for more cooperation with the Federated States of Micronesia. How will the collaboration benefit both sides? (00:43)②China says it's regrettable to see Fitch Rates downgrade the country's sovereign credit rating outlook. (13:26)③EU launches probe into Chinese wind turbine companies. (24:35)④US adds 303,000 jobs in March as unemployment rate dips. (34:18)⑤UK employees now have the right to request flexible work from day 1. What changes will it bring to the workplace? (44:12)
4/10/202451 minutes, 56 seconds
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Will Israel proceed with its plan to invade Rafah?

①Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. (00:43)②The US, UK and Australia are considering working with Japan through the AUKUS security pact. Does the AUKUS have the potential to become a NATO-like alliance? (11:44)③The leaders of Japan and the Philippines will go to Washington this week for a trilateral summit to boost defense ties. What brings them together? (24:36)④Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the country has set a date for an assault on Rafah. (33:37)⑤China rejects accusations of "overcapacity" in EV industry. (41:20)
4/9/202452 minutes, 6 seconds
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What does Yellen's visit mean for China-US ties?

①Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with the chairman of Vietnam's National Assembly. How does cooperation between China and Vietnam benefit both sides? (00:44)②US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen reiterates that Washington doesn't seek to decouple from China. We bring you more on Yellen's trip to China and her engagement with Chinese officials. (13:43)③What are the latest travel trends in China during Qingming Festival? (24:31)④Israel has significantly reduced the number of troops in Gaza. What could happen next? (34:46)⑤Mexico cuts diplomatic ties with Ecuador after Ecuadorian police stormed the Mexican embassy in Quito to arrest former Ecuadorian Vice-President. (44:15)
4/8/202450 minutes, 58 seconds
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Panel: Are there still conditions to lower China-Philippines tensions?

Tensions between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea are showing no signs of calming down. China was widely seen as the target when Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. recently ordered his government to strengthen coordination on maritime security to confront what he called "a range of serious challenges". Twice in three months, China’s foreign ministry has delivered a warning to the Philippine side that the bilateral relations are at a crossroads.Are there still conditions for Beijing and Manila to lower tensions? Host Ding Heng is joined by Rong Ying, Senior Research Fellow at China Institute of International Studies; Herman Laurel, President of Asian Century Philippines Strategic Studies Institute; Howard Co, Philippine entrepreneur and currently a graduate student studying international relations and contemporary Chinese studies at Renmin University of China.
4/5/202452 minutes, 26 seconds
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Taiwan youth delegation led by Ma Ying-jeou attends ceremony honoring the Yellow Emperor

①Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has met foreign ministers from Timor-Leste and Laos. What are the details? (00:48) ②Former chairman Ma Ying-jeou of the Chinese Kuomintang Party has attended a ceremony honoring China's legendary Yellow Emperor in Shaanxi Province. (12:05) ③The World Bank says India is not creating enough jobs to sustain its young population, even as the country enjoys the world's fastest economic growth. What's the background? (25:26) ④A survey says that China has emerged slightly ahead of the United States as the preferred choice among Southeast Asian nations if countries are forced to choose between the two major powers. (36:06) ⑤Saudi Arabia said the country's tourism industry celebrated a significant milestone by welcoming 100 million tourists in 2023. (46:12)
4/4/202453 minutes, 30 seconds
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China, U.S. leaders say they had a candid and constructive phone conversation

①Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Joe Biden had a phone conversation. What was discussed? (00:53) ②NATO foreign ministers gather in Brussels to discuss more aide for Ukraine as the bloc prepares to mark its 75th anniversary.(24:55) ③A UN spokesperson stresses safety of humanitarian workers in Gaza after seven staff members of an international food charity were killed in an Israeli airstrike.(35:00) ④Taylor Swift has become the first person to join Forbes’ Billionaires List based solely on earnings from her music and performances.(44:20)
4/3/202451 minutes, 57 seconds
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What did Chinese and Indonesian leaders discuss in Beijing?

①Chinese President President Xi Jinping has held talks with visiting Indonesian president-elect Prabowo Subianto in Beijing. What are the details? (00:50) ②Iran's ambassador to Syria has vowed responses after a suspected Israeli strike flattened Iran's consulate in the Syrian capital and killed seven people. What's the latest? (13:00) ③The US and UK have agreed to cooperate on artificial intelligence safety.(25:20) ④A survey conducted by Japan's central bank reveals that business sentiment among major non-manufacturing companies in Japan has reached a three-decade high in the first quarter of 2024.(35:00) ⑤Germany has legalized possession of limited amounts of cannabis. What's the controversy? (45:03)
4/2/202452 minutes, 59 seconds
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his French counterpart Stephane Sejourne met in Beijing

①Meeting his French counterpart Stephane Sejourne in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says China is willing to work with France to build a more solid and dynamic bilateral relationship.(00:50) ②Thousands of Israelis marched in Jerusalem over the weekend, calling for more efforts to free the hostages in Gaza and for early elections in the country. What's the latest? (11:40) ③China's manufacturing sector has returned to expansion territory.(25:15) ④China’s Ministry of Commerce has strongly opposed America's latest revised rules on the exports of U.S. chips and chip making tools to China.(34:10) ⑤Chinese tech giant Huawei says its profits more than doubled in 2023, as smartphone and auto businesses picked up. (42:10)
4/1/202452 minutes, 59 seconds
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Panel: What are the takeaways from the Boao Forum for Asia?

The Boao Forum for Asia has concluded on the tropical island of Hainan in southern China.Under the theme of "Asia and the World: Common Challenges, Shared Responsibilities," the event focused on global security, the world economy, sci-tech innovation, and the impact of artificial intelligence.What are the most pressing challenges facing Asia and the world today? How can Asian countries work together to develop stronger resilience to global uncertainties? And what role can they play in advancing equitable multipolarity and inclusive economic globalization?Host Zhao Ying is joined by Dr. Lee Pei May, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the International Islamic University Malaysia; Dr. Zhou Mi, Senior Research Fellow with Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation; and Mike Bastin, China observer and senior lecturer at the University of Southampton.
3/29/202452 minutes, 56 seconds
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China's decision to lift tariffs on Australian wine

① Beijing's Global South diplomacy is in spotlight amid multiple China visits by senior leaders from the developing world. (00:51) ② We take a look at the annual Boao Forum for Asia where China’s top legislator has called on Asian countries to stay united and oppose decoupling. (12:20)③ China has announced that it will remove tariffs on Australian wine, marking another key sign of the improving ties between the two countries. (24:48)④ China has filed a complaint to challenge Biden's electric vehicle plans at the World Trade Organization. We look at how the US Inflation Reduction Act is excluding China’s EV industry from the American market. (34:00)⑤ Ukraine’s foreign minister is in New Delhi to strengthen ties with India. Is India interested in boosting relations with Ukraine? (42:47)
3/28/202452 minutes, 20 seconds
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Japan’s controversial step to change its ban on exporting lethal weapons

① We look at the key messages from Xi Jinping’s meeting with US CEOs and strategists in Beijing. (00:53) ② Japan’s cabinet has approved a plan to sell future next-generation fighter jets to other countries. Why is it a controversial step? (12:59)③ Baltimore’s bridge disaster: rescue efforts and possible causes. (25:26)④ China has lashed out at the US and the UK for slapping coordinated sanctions over alleged Chinese cyberattacks. Is the cyber security issue increasingly hijacked by ideological and bloc confrontation? (36:32)⑤ BYD’s profit soared 80% in the year when the Chinese EV giant overtook Tesla. (42:47)
3/27/202453 minutes
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A new chapter in China-Nauru relations

① We look at Naurun President David Adeang’s state visit to China two months after the Pacific island country restored diplomatic ties with Beijing. (00:47) ② For the first time since 2016, the US has allowed a UN Security Council resolution sharply critical of Israel to pass. To what extent does it tell us about the current rift between the US and Israel? (13:09)③ For a second time in three months, China has warned the Philippines that their relations are at a “crossroads”. We explore what is driving the Philippines’ continued provocation of China on the Ren’ai Jiao issue. (24:58)④ Boeing’s senior management team is to step down in the wake of ongoing safety problems. (34:40)⑤ EU investigates Apple, Meta and Google owner Alphabet under new tech law. We explore the bloc’s determination in reining in big tech in digital markets. (43:45)
3/26/202453 minutes, 11 seconds
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Possible implications of Moscow concert hall attack

① Russia has charged four men with committing an act of terrorism for an attack on a Moscow concert hall. We look at different claims on who is responsible for the attack. (00:52) ② At the China Development Forum, Chinese Premier Li Qiang reassured global business leaders about China's economy and its steadfast opening up. (11:57)③ Former Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou will make a second trip to the Chinese mainland next month, leading a group of students on an 11-day trip. How important is youth exchange to the cross-Straits relations? (24:52)④ A United Nations Security Council resolution proposed by the United States calling for a ceasefire tied to the release of hostages in Gaza has failed to pass. Why is this draft resolution viewed by some UN Security members as unbalanced? (35:16)⑤ In South Korea, medical professors are moving to reduce the hours they spend in practice in a widening of a doctors’ strike. (44:47)
3/25/202452 minutes, 40 seconds
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Panel: What's next for China-Australia relations?

In his most recent visit to Australia, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi participated in the 7th China-Australia Foreign and Strategic Dialogue with Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong, met with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, and sat down with leaders in the business and strategic sectors in Australia. This was Wang Yi's first visit to Australia in seven years. What's been learned from strained bilateral relations in the past few years? What's the way forward that will benefit both sides? Host Liu Kun is joined by Tony Kevin, Former Australian Ambassador to Poland and Cambodia, and author of the book "Return to Moscow"; Dr Geoff Raby AO, Former Australian ambassador to China, Non-executive Independent Company Director Chairman, Geoff Raby & Associates; Dr. Zhao Hai, Director of International Political Studies at the National Institute for Global Strategy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
3/22/202448 minutes, 17 seconds
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How will China further energize the central region?

①President Xi Jinping has called for efforts to further energize China's central region. How does it align with the country's major development strategies? (00:43)②Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has wrapped up his tour in the southern hemisphere. He urged Australia to make policies independently. (13:49)③China issues a 24-point action plan to attract foreign investment. (24:33)④Prabowo Subianto has been elected as the new president of Indonesia. (34:00)⑤A study suggests the population of almost every country will be shrinking by the end of the century. What's been driving this trend? (43:21)
3/21/202452 minutes, 5 seconds
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Deepening rift between Biden and Netanyahu?

①President Xi Jinping inspects Hunan Province. What key messages does the visit send out? (00:42)②The third International Forum on Democracy kicks off in Beijing. (12:43)③China has launched a new relay satellite to provide Earth-Moon communications services. How does that pave the way for China's future lunar missions? (24:33)④Netanyahu has renewed his pledge to attack Rafah despite Biden's warning. Is there a widening rift between Israel and the US over the war in Gaza? (33:22)⑤Apple is in talks to let Google Gemini power iPhone AI features. (41:26)
3/20/202452 minutes, 3 seconds
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What's in Article 23 of the Hong Kong Basic Law?

①The Bank of Japan has ended its negative interest rate policy. What prompted this shift, and how will it affect Japan's economy? (00:41)②ROK civic groups rally against 3rd "Summit for Democracy". (11:42)③What's in Article 23 of the Hong Kong Basic Law, and what does it mean for Hong Kong's future? (24:35)④Nvidia says it's expanding ties with Chinese EV makers. What risks and opportunities does the collaboration bring? (34:56)⑤China-Europe Railway Express sees rapid growth amid changing global logistics. (42:57)
3/19/202453 minutes
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What are Putin's key challenges in new six-year term?

What are Putin's key challenges in new six-year term? ①Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is on a trip to New Zealand and Australia. What to expect? (00:37)②Vladimir Putin wins Russian Presidential Election. What does it mean to Russia's domestic politics and foreign relations? (12:38)③Israel and Hamas are resuming cease-fire talks. What are the key demands from both sides? (24:34)④China's economy continued to recover in first two months. (33:41)⑤China to establish modern eco-environment monitoring system (44:06)
3/18/202452 minutes, 23 seconds
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Panel: Will a US election year see more turbulence in China-US economic relations?

Washington's anti-China sentiment has found new targets: Chinese cranes and smart cars. Everything sounds familiar: these products pose a national security threat to the US. Most recently, a few trade unions in the US asked the White House to open a trade probe into China’s practices in the shipbuilding and maritime logistics sectors. It is widely believed that the White House is unlikely to turn down that request due to domestic political reasons.In a US election year, are we going to see more turbulence between the US and China over economic and trade issues? Host Ding Heng is joined by Professor Lü Yue, Dean of Academy of Global Innovation & Governance with University of International Business and Economics, and Senior Fellow of the Center for China and Globalization; Harry Targ, Emeritus Professor of Political Science and International Relations with Purdue University; Lee Pei May, Assistant Professor of Political Science with International Islamic University Malaysia.
3/15/202453 minutes, 26 seconds
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What's in the landmark AI law just approved by the EU?

①The European Parliament has approved the Artificial Intelligence Act with an overwhelming majority in Strasbourg, France. What are the details? (00:47) ②U.S. government has announced it will send 300 million U.S. dollars of military aid to Ukraine.(13:15) ③Five American labor unions have filed a petition with the office of U.S. Trade Representative requesting a probe into China's shipbuilding industry. Are their accusations fair? (25:12) ④Chinese-made C919 aircraft and ARJ21 jetliner were on show in Malaysia earlier this week.(34:58) ⑤South Korean medical students have asked their universities to justify their absences caused by joining protests against the government's plan to dramatically raise the enrollment quota of medical schools.(45:03)
3/14/202453 minutes
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What's on the agenda of President of the Republic of Angola Joao Lourenco on his visit to China?

①President of the Republic of Angola Joao Lourenco is scheduled to pay a state visit to China this week. What are his priority issues? (00:50) ②U.S. President Joe Biden and his predecessor Donald Trump have each secured enough delegates to become the 2024 presidential nominee. How will the race between the two unfold?(12:40) ③German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is hosting leaders from Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines this week in Berlin.(25:10) ④Saudi Aramco is looking at further opportunities to invest in China.(34:35) ⑤A poll suggests most Australians believe the nation should aim to become an independent middle power instead of primarily an ally of the United States.(44:54)
3/13/202453 minutes, 1 second
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What's the way out of Haiti's current chaos?

①Israel has been checking whether its airstrikes had killed Hamas's deputy military leader Marwan Issa in Gaza. What's the latest? (00:46) ②Japan's economy narrowly avoided recession after revising its official economic growth figures. What are the details? (14:12) ③The Caribbean Community has announced the resignation of Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry.(25:30) ④India and the European Free Trade Association signed an economic pact that concluded nearly 16 years of negotiations.(35:26) ⑤A new report has shown that arms imports to Europe surged 94% in the 2019-2023 period from the 2014-2018 period.(45:45)
3/12/202452 minutes, 29 seconds
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How should we understand new quality productive forces?

①Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed new quality productive forces in deliberations or discussions with China's national lawmakers and political advisors. What are the details? (00:53) ②Our interview with Senior Reporter Ali Abbas Ramay from 24NewsHD in Pakistan about his observations on China's "Two Sessions". (13:30) ③China's consumer price index rose by 0.7% in February. (24:58) ④U.S. has airlifted its non-essential embassy personnel from Haiti as violence continues in the country. What's the latest? (34:55) ⑤Neuralink founder Elon Musk said his neuro-tech startup has implanted its device in a human for the first time.(42:20)
3/11/202452 minutes, 1 second
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Panel: China's goals and ways in 2024

In the government work report delivered by Premier Li Qiang to the National People’s Congress, China has set its growth target at around 5%. The report said the country intends to achieve this by developing New Quality Productive Forces, promoting innovation in the digital economy, further lowering the investment threshold in critical industries, and more.How ambitious is this goal of around 5% growth rate for China? Will China’s ways be able to support the country to meet its goals? Host Liu Kun is joined by Dr. Yao Shujie, Chueng Kong Professor of Economics, Chongqing University; Mike Bastin, China observer and senior lecturer at the University of Southampton; Dr. David Blair, Vice President, Center for China and Globalization.
3/8/202453 minutes, 30 seconds
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Wang Yi addresses media questions on China’s foreign policy

①China is determined to be a force for peace and stability in the world. China’s foreign minister made that remark as he met the press at the annual gathering of the National People’s Congress. We are joined by Wang Huiyao, President of the Center for China and Globalization, and Naseem Khan Achakzai, Executive Director of Grandview Institution, to take a look at the event’s highlights. (00:52) ②We hear from a leader of a listed cybersecurity company about his views on AI development. (24:59) ③Nikki Haley ends her presidential bid, but does not endorse Donald Trump. How powerful is her coalition of supporters in deciding the outcome of a Trump-Biden rematch? (34:27) ④Egypt has secured a deal to more than double its IMF bailout to $8 billion after devaluing its currency by 40%. We take a look at the economic hardships faced by the country. (44:26)
3/7/202452 minutes, 48 seconds
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China’s finance, commerce, banking, development and securities heads face the press

①We take a look the key messages from a press conference involving heads of China’s major economic government departments at the annual gathering of the country’s legislature. (00:52) ②We talk to a political adviser from Hong Kong about his proposal to improve the city’s financial regulatory mechanism. (15:07) ③Why is Australia seeking to forge closer ties with Southeast Asia through a special summit held in Melbourne? (25:17) ④Germany and Russia spar over a leaked audio on missiles for Ukraine. What does it tell us about Germany’s real sentiment about the war in Ukraine? (34:41) ⑤Apple gets fined nearly $2 billion by the EU for hindering music streaming competition. (44:04)
3/6/202453 minutes, 1 second
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Is China's "around 5%" growth target for 2024 ambitious?

①China has set an economic growth target of “around 5%” for 2024, as well as targets for other economic indicators such as inflation, job creation, and fiscal budget deficit. We look at how policymakers envisions China’s economic tasks and challenges in 2024. (00:52) ②We hear from former World Bank Chief Economist Justin Yifu Lin about China’s growth potentials. (24:44) ③Inflation in the euro zone eased less than expected in February, as consumers and investors wait for an interest rate decision by the European Central Bank later this week. (33:59) ④China expresses serious concerns about the Biden administration ordering a probe into the national security risks posed by Chinese-made "smart cars". Is the EV industry developing in a trajectory similar to that of the 5G sector? (44:52)
3/5/202452 minutes, 30 seconds
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Kamala Harris issues sharp rebuke of Israel. Will it work?

①China’s key political gathering gets underway as leaders seek ways to boost economic confidence. (00:51) ②US Vice President Kamala Harris calls for ‘immediate’ Gaza ceasefire in rare rebuke of Israel, as Biden faces mounting pressure from left-leaning voters over his support for Israel ahead of US presidential election. (13:27) ③Pakistan’s parliament has backed Shehbaz Sharif as prime minister for the second time. (24:57) ④China says it is in talks with the US regarding the renewal of a critical bilateral scientific cooperation pact. What are the obstacles domestically in the US that are stopping the American side to renew the pact? (30:32) ⑤Opec+ members have extended voluntary cuts to oil production for another three months in a bid to boost prices. Why, despite the war in Gaza and the attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea, the oil price remains well below the $100 a barrel level? (43:46)
3/4/202452 minutes, 49 seconds
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Panel: Has China's economy peaked?

For the past few months, analysts, economists and politicians in the West have been discussing the theory that China's economy has peaked. Some agree that the Chinese economy has done so and argue that sustained high growth will inevitably be stifled because of insurmountable challenges in critical areas, such as the economic structure, demography, etc.Can the "peak China" theory withstand careful examination? What's the state of the Chinese economy? Host Liu Kun is joined by Dr. Yao Shujie, Chueng Kong Professor of Economics, Chongqing University; Dr. Lauren Johnston, Associate Professor, China Studies Centre, University of Sydney; Professor Doug Guthrie, Director of China Initiatives at Thunderbird School of Global Management.
3/1/202453 minutes, 27 seconds
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Why does Apple abandon its electric car project?

①Chinese Premier Li Qiang has met with a U.S. Chamber of Commerce delegation. What signal does it send to the business community? (00:33)②Apple has canceled its electric car project after a decade of investment into the technology. What factors have contributed to this decision? (13:29)③China is sending a special envoy to conduct a new round of shuttle diplomacy on Ukraine crisis. (24:33)④Russia is hosting a meeting for Palestinian organizations including Hamas and Fatah. (33:32)⑤South Korean trainee doctors have refused to return to work, in defiance of a government deadline to end the strike or face legal action. (42:37)
2/29/202451 minutes, 27 seconds
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Western troops to Ukraine? Macron's words shake up NATO allies

①Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio is on a state visit to China. How will the visit inject new impetus into China-Sierra Leone ties? (00:46)②NATO allies have rejected Emmanuel Macron's idea of sending troops to Ukraine. (12:23)③Chinese technology companies are in the spotlight at the Mobile World Congress 2024. (24:57)④A new report shows that US businesses are cautiously optimistic about their investment in China. What factors are driving this sentiment? (35:05)⑤Polish farmers have taken to the streets demanding a ban on food imports from Ukraine. (44:05)
2/28/202452 minutes, 51 seconds
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How does the resignation of Palestinian prime minister signal Gaza's political future?

①China has committed to supporting an open world economy, as Commerce Minister Wang Wentao attends the 13th Ministerial Conference of the WTO in Abu Dhabi. (00:45)②Palestinian prime minister has resigned, citing new "reality" in Gaza. How does it signal the future direction of Palestinian governance? (13:56)③Nvidia has begun sampling two new AI chips for China market. (24:35)④Hungary clears way for Sweden to join NATO. What would Sweden's NATO membership mean for global geopolitics? (34:44)⑤Denmark drops probe into Nord Stream explosion. What had led to this decision? (43:14)
2/27/202451 minutes, 37 seconds
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Why are South Korean doctors on mass walkout?

①China has refuted false accusations in a U.S. report on China's WTO compliance. We take a deeper look at China's economic model and trade practices. (00:44)②Negotiations on a potential ceasefire between Israel and Hamas will continue in Qatar and Egypt. What are the biggest obstacles to reaching a final agreement? (13:33)③China experienced a rise in newly funded foreign companies in January. (23:18)④New analysis shows China has biggest diplomatic footprint in the world, just ahead of the US. (32:51)⑤What are the reasons behind the doctors' strike in South Korea that has created chaos in hospitals? (50:23)
2/26/202450 minutes, 23 seconds
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Panel: Is OpenAI's Sora a boon or bane for creative art?

OpenAI has unveiled a new artificial intelligence model called Sora. It can create highly realistic videos of up to a minute long from simple text prompts.The company says the tool will initially only be available to a small group of artists and filmmakers to gain feedback, and to "red team" researchers who will assess risk.Has Sora just kickstarted the era of generative video? What does it mean for the future of creative art? And will it accelerate the proliferation of disinformation with easier access to deepfake videos?Host Zhao Ying is joined by Edgar Perez, business author and CEO of MrEdgarPerez.com; Liu Shaoshan, Director of Embodied Intelligence, Shenzhen Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Society (AIRS); and Lyu Lei, Research Associate with Institutes of Science and Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2/23/202452 minutes, 56 seconds
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Brazil's G20 presidency kicks off: How to tackle current global challenges?

① Wang Yi says China stands firm as a stabilizing force in a turbulent world. (00:44)② Brazil's G20 presidency kicks off: How to tackle current global challenges? (11:52)③ Two years into the Ukraine Crisis: When will it end? (24:53)④ Nvidia's profit soared thanks to demand for its chips used for AI. (34:34)⑤ China to launch a new round of joint int'l giant panda conservation cooperation efforts. (43:50)
2/22/202452 minutes, 26 seconds
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What did Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi discuss with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris?

①Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has told French President Emmanuel Macron that Beijing appreciates France's independent foreign policy as they met in Paris.(00:48) ②The United States has once again blocked a resolution calling for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza in the UN Security Council. What are the details? (13:10) ③China’s central bank has cut its benchmark mortgage reference rate by 25 basis points to 3.95%.(25:30) ④China has criticized trade protectionist measures taken by the United States and Europe, stating they will hurt long-term development of these countries and global prosperity.(36:21) ⑤Lawyers for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange have launched what could be his final bid to avoid extradition to the U.S. (48:20)
2/21/202453 minutes, 31 seconds
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What's on the agenda of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his trip to Spain?

①Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has expressed China's willingness to maintain high-level exchanges with Spain.(00:50) ②The European Union has launched a naval mission in the Red Sea and the Gulf regions to safeguard its commercial and security interests.(13:30) ③Chinese provincial governments hold meetings to explore ways to boost their business environment and private sector on the first working day after the Spring Festival holiday.(25:20) ④China says attempts from certain political forces to create "a forced decoupling, forced unemployment and a forced return to poverty" in Xinjiang under the pretext of human rights will not succeed.(36:00) ⑤China expresses concerns over an EU investigation into a major Chinese train maker company on so-called subsidy issues.(45:50)
2/20/202453 minutes, 28 seconds
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What are China's messages at the Munich Security Conference?

①Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Spain after attending the Munich Security Conference in Germany. What's the significance? (00:45) ②Open AI announced new tool that generates short AI videos based on user prompts.What are the details? (25:06) ③Mainland spokesperson backs coast guard patrols in Xiamen-Kinmen waters.(35:10) ④China's consumption drive witnessed fresh momentum during the Spring Festival holiday.(43:53)
2/19/202453 minutes
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Panel: China’s Spring Festival holiday

Over the past week, China has been celebrating the Spring Festival holiday. Hundreds of millions of people in the country have travelled – for family reunion, for sightseeing, or for both. Great momentum has been recorded in economic activities ranging from retail to tourism. With a modern lifestyle and the emergence of new technologies, significant changes have taken place in the way Chinese people celebrate their lunar new year. But does that necessarily indicate the erosion of traditions? Host Ding Heng is joined by Dr. Zhou Mi, Senior Research Fellow with the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation; Mario Cavolo, Founder and CEO of M Communications Group, and Senior Fellow with the Center for China & Globalization; Teng Jimeng, Associate Professor from Beijing Foreign Studies University.
2/16/202452 minutes, 55 seconds
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Prabowo Subianto declares victory in Indonesia's presidential race

①Former general Prabowo Subianto has declared victory in Indonesia's presidential election.(00:42) ②Japan has lost its spot as the world's third largest economy to Germany. What are the details? (15:06) ③Tourism bureau bosses across China vie for internet fame and tourist traffic. What's the background? (25:20)
2/15/202453 minutes, 6 seconds
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US House impeaches Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. What happens next?

①The US House has voted to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. What happens next? (00:34) ②Chinese payment platforms have expanded overseas. What's driving the rapid development of China's digital finance and digital economy? (12:42) ③Will silver-haired economy become the next investment hotspot in China? (24:10)
2/14/202453 minutes, 5 seconds
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UN: Israeli offensive on Rafah a ‘terrifying’ prospect

① The United Nations says an Israel’s offensive into Rafah presents a terrifying prospect for Palestinians. (00:52) ② Chinese envoy has lamented the incomplete execution of the new Minsk agreement, urging parties in the Ukraine crisis to reflect. (13:24) ③ International influencers debunk ill-intentioned Western accusations. (27:05)
2/13/202455 minutes
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Avoid underestimating China's economic future? Singaporean official sounds alert

① Is China's economic future misjudged? Insights from Singaporean official's warning against underestimation. (00:48) ② Year of Dragon starts off with robust box-office takings and booming tourism. (12:00) ③ Can China's ice & snow tourism boom sustain its phenomenal rise? (24:52)
2/12/202452 minutes, 43 seconds
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Panel: China’s consumption boom at Spring Festival

Fresh steam is being added to China's Spring Festival consumption surge as the world's second-largest economy taps its supersized market and creates new scenarios and products for its vast consumer base. How is China's unleashing of its consumption potential injecting strong impetus into domestic and global economic recovery? Host Ge Anna is joined by Einar Tangen, Senior Fellow at Taihe Institute and Chairman of Asia Narratives; Prof Qu Qiang, Research Fellow from Beijing Foreign Studies University; Dr. Zhou Mi, Senior Research Fellow with Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation.
2/9/202452 minutes, 55 seconds
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Does China face deflationary risks?

①We take a look at China's latest consumer prices. Is there such thing as “persistent deflation” in China? (00:55) ②US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has travelled to Israel to try to seal Gaza truce deal, but Israel has sharply rejected an end to fighting. (15:03) ③We explore possible reasons of the latest leakage of radioactive water at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant. (24:53) ④For the first time in two decades, US buys more from Mexico than from China. What does this new landscape indicate to the three countries respectively? (34:52) ⑤Why has Sweden decided to closes its probe into Nord Stream pipeline blast? (44:43)
2/8/202452 minutes, 26 seconds
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The latest round of China-US economic talks

①The Economic Working Group of the US and China have met in Beijing to discuss trade concerns and broader economic issues. What can we read from the meeting? (00:53) ②What’s at stake in Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis’s two-day China visit? (14:26) ③Main takeaways from US National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary report on Boeing’s blowout incident. (24:38) ④In the wake of funding suspensions by some 15 major donors, the main UN Palestinian relief agency is approaching three Gulf countries to rally financial support. (34:48) ⑤We take a look at a UNESCO meeting on ethical governance of artificial intelligence. (42:59)
2/7/202452 minutes, 25 seconds
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The momentum of China-Norway relations

①China and Norway have vowed to safeguard multilateralism and free trade, as foreign ministers of the two sides met in Beijing. What’s at stake in Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide’s three-day China trip? (00:49) ②We take a look at the efforts by China's financial regulators to stabilize stocks. (14:35) ③OECD revises 2024 global growth forecast upward. (25:19) ④US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on a four-day tour of the Middle East, seeking progress on a deal to pause the war in Gaza. How much optimism is there in achieving this goal? (35:52) ⑤In El Salvador, President Nayib Bukele has secured a landslide re-election victory. Is it a sign that voters want a continuation of his tough security measures against organized crimes? (45:17) ]]>
2/6/202453 minutes
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China’s plans for rural revitalization in 2024

①We take a look at China’s “No. 1 central document” for 2024, a document that outlines the country’s priorities for promoting rural revitalization. (00:57) ②In a sign of escalating tensions in the Middle East, the US has carried back-on-back strikes on targets in Yemen, Iraq and Syria. (14:11) ③We take a look at the EU’s new aid package for Ukraine, as well as the resolved issues in the aid. (24:58) ④Farmers are holding protests across Europe. What are their complaints and grievances? (35:56) ⑤European Union member countries have unanimously endorsed a landmark legislation governing the utilization of artificial intelligence. Is it a “historical first”? (44:39) ]]>
2/5/202452 minutes, 31 seconds
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Panel: Boeing's unresolved challenges in quality control

Big questions have been raised about Boeing’s quality control after a midair cabin panel blowout from a 737 Max 9 jet in early January. Till the latest incident, Boeing was still working to rebuild public trust after more than 340 people died in two crashes of 737 Max 8 planes in 2018 and 2019. The crisis has overshadowed the company’s latest earnings report. The US aviation regulator has also blocked Boeing from expanding production of the 737 Max, the biggest source of revenue in its commercial aircraft business.In this edition of the program, we delve into the issues that have led to Boeing’s crisis, as well as their implications for the global aviation market.Host Ding Heng is joined by David Newberry, aviation consultant and retired captain from Cathay Pacific; Zhang Fan, Associate Professor from Beijing Normal University; Professor Liu Baocheng, Director of the Center for International Business Ethics at University of International Business and Economics.]]>
2/2/202452 minutes, 55 seconds
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Xi Jinping stresses the development of new productive forces

①Xi Jinping stresses the development of new productive forces and promotion of high-quality development. What are the details? (00:50) ②China urges for the regular and orderly operation of the UN's Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA. What are the contentions? (13:42) ③China opposes U.S. government officials’ baseless accusation of China attacking U.S. public infrastructure.(25:16) ④The U.S. Federal Reserve has left interest rates unchanged at a 22-year high of 5.25 percent to 5.5 percent.(34:55) ⑤Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has apologized to parents during online child safety hearing.(43:14) ]]>
2/1/202453 minutes
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Are fentanyl talks indicative of new dynamics in China-U.S. cooperation?

① China, US holding meetings to tackle fentanyl trade in Beijing. (00:47)② IMF upgrades 2024 global growth forecast to 3.1 percent. (16:23)③ How can China achieve breakthrough leadership in tech innovation with goals for “future industries”? (26:30)④ Is West Africa on the brink of unraveling? Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso's withdrawal raises concerns about regional stability and unity. (36:28)⑤ Elon Musk says Neuralink implanted a wireless brain chip. (45:21)]]>
1/31/202453 minutes, 59 seconds
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Framework for Gaza truce: Is it a foundation for progress?

① Wang Yi's trip to Thailand: How can pragmatic cooperation be deepened? (00:43)② The Qatari prime minister says a framework on a phased ceasefire in Gaza has been reached. Is it laying the groundwork for a way forward? (14:56)③ German economic experts warn of consequences of decoupling from China. (24:56)④ A new report confirms housing has become unaffordable for 22 million Americans. (35:59)⑤ Chinese embassy cautions students after “interrogating, harassing” treatment at U.S. border. (45:24)]]>
1/30/202452 minutes, 36 seconds
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How China and France navigate global challenges together? A look into the 60-year diplomatic ties

① How China and France navigate global challenges together? A look into the 60-year diplomatic ties and future prospects. (00:57) ② What joint initiatives have China and the U.S. agreed upon? Insights from Wang Yi and Sullivan talks. (12:01) ③ What's fueling the Texas vs. U.S. federal government standoff on immigration? (25:52) ④ Arab nations strongly criticize the Western decision to suspend funding for the UNRWA for Palestine refugees. (36:34) ⑤ Record-breaking spring festival travel rush kicks off in China as the economy continues to boom in 2024. (44:58)
1/29/202455 minutes
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Panel: Tourism bureaus across China compete for internet fame and tourist traffic

As more and more Chinese people return to their pre-pandemic leisure habits, local cultural and tourism bureaus in various parts of the country are exploring new and creative ways to attract tourists. Some bureau bosses have made themselves stars with costume dances, impromptu singing, and historical reenactments. Others resorted to the influence of celebrities, asking for their help to introduce culture and tourist sites. What does such competition tell us about today's China? Apart from tourism, what other opportunities are presenting themselves for cities and provinces in China that are transforming from a reliance on heavy industry to high-quality development? Host Liu Kun is joined by Dr. Zhou Mi, Senior Research Fellow with Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation; Professor Doug Guthrie, Director of China Initiatives at Thunderbird School of Global Management; Mike Bastin, China observer and senior lecturer at the University of Southampton.
1/26/202453 minutes
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How will PBOC's RRR cut impact Chinese economy?

①Chinese President Xi Jinping has met with the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne. How will the two countries strengthen their cooperation? (00:44) ②China's Central Bank has announced a series of monetary policy adjustments to boost growth. What impact will they have on China's economy? (13:38) ③US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on a four-nation tour in Africa. We take a closer look at the United States' Africa policy. (24:28) ④Thousands strike against Argentina's President Javier Milei. (33:40) ⑤Multinationals urge Janet Yellen not to let politics stop US Steel deal. (43:09)
1/25/202452 minutes, 1 second
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What's behind Nauru's diplomatic shift?

①China and Uzbekistan elevate ties to all-weather comprehensive strategic partnership for a new era. What does this mean for bilateral cooperation and exchanges? (00:45) ②China and Nauru have reestablished diplomatic relations. How significant is this for both countries and the broader South Pacific region? (11:14) ③China moves to stabilize the capital market. How much impact will it have on investor confidence and overall market stability? (24:45) ④Shanghai breaks foreign investment record; Guangdong's GDP surpasses $1.83 trillion in 2023. (34:32) ⑤Donald Trump wins New Hampshire primary. (44:24)
1/24/202451 minutes
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What's behind mass protests against Germany's far right?

①China issues white paper on the legal framework and measures for counterterrorism. (00:38) ②Japanese business leaders visit China for talks. How significant is this for both countries? (13:54) ③Global shipping rates are skyrocketing as Houthi forces continue to attack ships in the Red Sea. (24:36) ④In Germany, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in protest against right-wing extremism. What triggered these mass protests? (33:55) ⑤UN report suggests international tourism will reach pre-pandemic levels in 2024.(41:15)
1/23/202450 minutes, 58 seconds
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Unpacking Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's Latin America tour

①Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has visited Jamaica on the last stop of his first diplomatic tour of the year. What has been achieved during his trip? (00:43) ②The European Union's top diplomat has accused Israel of funding Hamas. What has led to this statement? (14:24) ③Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has dropped out of the 2024 presidential race and endorsed Donald Trump. How will this affect the New Hampshire primary? (22:37) ④US to ban Pentagon from buying batteries from China's CATL, BYD (31:39) ⑤China Economy: 2023 saw "positive trend in industrial recovery" for world's biggest manufacturer (39:33)
1/22/202450 minutes, 6 seconds
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Panel: What does the future hold for China-Africa ties?

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has wrapped up a four-nation tour to the African continent. The trip took him to Egypt, Tunisia, Togo, and Cote d' lvoire. What were the highlights of Foreign Minister Wang Yi' s African trip? What will be the main focus of China-Africa cooperation this year? How will China adapt its strategies to align with Africa’s evolving development goals and priorities? Host Zhao Ying is joined by Dr. Karim Ben Kahla, Professor of Governance at Tunis High School of Commerce; Hannah Ryder, CEO of Development Reimagined; and Dr. He Wenping, Africa expert and Senior Research Fellow at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
1/19/202452 minutes, 57 seconds
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U.S. relists Houthis as terrorists in response to Red Sea attacks

①Chinese Premier Li Qiang says on his official visit to Ireland that the two countries should always regard each other as key cooperative partners. What are the details? (00:50) ②The United States has conducted another round of strikes against Houthi targets in Yemen. What are the consequences? (13:46) ③The U.S., South Korea and Japan have conducted large-scale combined naval exercises in a show of strength against North Korea.(25:00) ④NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has again defended NATO's role in Asia by hyping the "China threat" theory.(31:50) ⑤Artificial intelligence has taken the center stage at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.(43:15)
1/18/202452 minutes, 44 seconds
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China's economy up by 5.2% in 2023

①Chinese Premier Li Qiang has called for the world to stick together in the face of challenges in his address to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. What are the details? (00:50) ②A mainland official says communications between the mainland and Taiwan must be based on the 1992 Consensus, which recognizes the one-China Principle.(13:40) ③China's gross domestic product grew 5.2 percent in 2023. How should we look at the figures? (26:30) ④French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested that for Europe the most significant risk to global order is the Ukraine crisis.(36:35) ⑤Founder of the world's biggest hedge fund firm Ray Dalio has expressed his confidence in China to overcome the current economic hurdles.(44:20)
1/17/202453 minutes, 30 seconds
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Iran launched ballistic missiles at targets in Syria and in Iraq's Kurdistan region

①Chinese Premier Li Qiang warns of deepening trust deficit at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2024 in Davos. (00:50) ②Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps launched ballistic missiles at targets in Syria and in Iraq's Kurdistan Region. What are the ramifications? (13:32) ③Former U.S. President Donald Trump's bid back into the White House started with an easy win in Iowa. What are the details? (24:42) ④The Pacific nation of Nauru announced its decision to cut ties with Taiwan and commit to the one-China principle.(34:35) ⑤China unveils its first policy document dedicated to strengthening the "silver economy".(44:30)
1/16/202452 minutes, 17 seconds
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Chinese Premier Li Qiang leads a delegation to the World Economic Forum in Davos

①Chinese Premier Li Qiang is leading a delegation to the World Economic Forum in Davos. What's on his agenda? (00:53) ②In Egypt, the first stop of his four-nation Africa tour, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi discussed the situation in Gaza and China's ties with the Arab world with Egyptian and Arab officials. What are the details? (12:55) ③In a phone call with Yemen's Houthi officials, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi condemned the U.S. air strikes on Yemen.(25:12) ④The latest customs figures show that China's foreign trade expanded by 0.2 percent in 2023.(34:00) ⑤Our exclusive interview with Wang Lixin, Chinese Ambassador to the Maldives.(43:15)
1/15/202452 minutes, 30 seconds
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Panel: Can China's ice & snow tourism boom sustain its phenomenal rise?

This winter, ice and snow tourism has emerged as a "phenomenon-level internet sensation" in China. From Harbin to Changbai Mountain, Shenyang to Hulun Buir, a significant influx of Chinese tourists is heading to the north, enthusiastically exploring the enchanting winter landscapes. What has led to the sudden popularity of ice and snow tourism in China? Can this internet sensation transform into an enduring trend? Host Ge Anna is joined by Prof. Qu Qiang, Research Fellow, Beijing Foreign Studies University; Mario Cavolo, Founder and CEO of M Communications Group and Senior Fellow, Center for China & Globalization; Mike Bastin, China Observer and Senior Lecturer, University of Southampton in the UK.
1/12/202451 minutes, 25 seconds
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China and Maldives’ decision to upgrade ties

①China and Maldives have elevated bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. Does this development targets any third party? (00:49) ②We explore the things at stake in Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo’s two-day visit to China. (13:48) ③China announces new initiatives to facilitate foreign visits. (24:53) ④US Republican primary: Key takeaways from the latest Haley-DeSantis debate. (33:25) ⑤In Germany, rail strikes and farmers’ protests are causing disruption in the biggest European economy. (42:54)
1/11/202452 minutes, 1 second
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The latest China-US military talks in Washington

①Chinese and US military officials have held their first formal talks in more than two years. We explore how to main to stable military-to-military communications between Beijing and Washington. (00:54) ②The boss of Boeing has admitted it was the company’s mistake after one of its planes suffered a door blow-out after take-off in the US. What can we possibly judge from the known facts about the accident? (13:34) ③China has released a package of policies to support building its coastal Fujian Province into a pilot zone for advancing cross-Strait economic integration. (24:53) ④The European Union will start discussions on launching its own military mission in the Red Sea. What has made the EU consider doing so? (34:07) ⑤We explore the immediate and long-term issues behind the current chaos in Ecuador. (43:42)
1/10/202452 minutes, 25 seconds
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Macron’s widely expected government reshuffle

①Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has pinpointed the major highlights in China's 2023 diplomatic work. (00:55) ②France’s Emmanuel Macron is widely expected to reshuffle his top team to revive his political impetus at the start of a year of major events in the country. What do the challenges Macron has faced in his second term tell us about French politics today? (12:39) ③China's December foreign exchange reserves return to above $3.2 trillion, which could help the country cope with external uncertainties. (24:19) ④Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has secured a fifth term in office, saying her re-election is a victory of the people. Is the western criticism of Hasina fair? (34:28) ⑤We take a look at a pioneering private US Moon mission. (43:12)
1/9/202452 minutes
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U.S. grounds some Boeing MAX airplanes after midair accident

①Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu is paying a state visit to China this week. What's on his schedule? (00:50) ②The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has ordered the temporary grounding of some Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircrafts following an accident involving an Alaska Airlines flight. What are the details? (12:40) ③U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is back in the Middle East hoping to prevent the Israel-Hamas conflict from spreading further.(25:30) ④Inflation in the euro zone rose last month after six months of consecutive falls.(34:48) ⑤Students from University of Virginia in the U.S. and Tsinghua University in China celebrate ping pong diplomacy and 45 years of U.S.-China relations.(46:12)
1/8/202453 minutes, 30 seconds
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Panel: Are Red Sea attacks widening Gaza war?

Since November, Yemen's Houthi rebels have launched dozens of attacks on commercial vessels transiting the Red Sea, claiming this campaign is in response to Israel’s military operation in Gaza. As a result, major shipping companies have suspended their routes through the Suez Canal, which handles 12% of world trade. The US has established a naval coalition named Operation Prosperity Guardian to fend off Houthis attacks. So far, however, the attacks have continued, and there is a risk of a direct confrontation between the US and the Houthis. Does this mean the Gaza war is being widened to a Middle East conflict? Host Ding Heng is joined by Zhang Sheng, Visiting Research Fellow with Koç University in Istanbul, Turkiye; Lee Pei May, Assistant Professor of Political Science with the International Islamic University Malaysia; He Wenping, Senior Research Fellow with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
1/5/202452 minutes, 55 seconds
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Iran's deadliest attacks: How these alter regional security dynamics?

① Iranian President has warned that those behind the deadly blasts in Kerman will be identified and punished. (00:52) ② Russia and Ukraine have carried out the largest prisoner exchange so far. Is it an indicator for future peace talks? (13:46) ③ China has cautioned against decoupling and de-risking as the IMF predicts a potential 7% reduction in global GDP. (25:14) ④ China starts a national economic census. What are the highlights? (34:25) ⑤ South Korea's world-lowest fertility rate is set to fall further. What potential challenges might arise? (43:37)
1/4/202452 minutes, 58 seconds
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Israeli drone strike on Hamas deputy in Beirut: How does it amplify spillover concerns?

① Israeli drone kills deputy Hamas chief in Beirut. How does this event heighten concerns about potential spillover effects in the region? (00:50) ② China leads the global hydrogen race with the world's largest network. What does it mean? (14:11) ③ Trump appeals disqualification from the 2024 primary ballot in Maine. Amidst intense political struggles in the 2024 U.S. election, how will the nation be shaped? (26:15) ④ How China's BYD outpace Tesla in global quarterly EV sales? (38:38) ⑤ Why is ice and snow tourism heating up China's New Year celebrations? (47:25)
1/3/202453 minutes, 58 seconds
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BRICS grows to 10: How will it boost global collaboration?

① The BRICS group officially welcomes five new members. How will it boost global collaboration and economic dynamics? (00:47) ② Iran has dispatched a warship to the Red Sea amid rising tensions in the region. (14:18) ③ China has seen a notable surge in inbound travelers in December. (36:18) ④ Reports: US officials have pressured ASML to cancel chip shipments to China. (45:24)
1/2/202453 minutes
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Xi’s New Year Address: China's 2024 global role and development

① Xi’s New Year Address: China's 2024 global role and development. (00:58) ② Can the “San Francisco Vision” pave the way for improved China-US relations post-45th anniversary? (23:54) ③ Embarking on history: China's homegrown large cruise ship sets sail on its maiden voyage, unveiling spectacular highlights. (34:28) ④ Media report marks 2023 as an “uncomfortable” year for Western nations. (44:43)
1/1/202453 minutes, 29 seconds
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Panel: How have middle powers shaped global issues in 2023?

Middle power diplomacy edged closer towards center stage for world geopolitics in 2023. On global issues, like the war raging in Gaza, the Russia-Ukraine conflict, a still recovering global economy, and the rise of the global south, middle powers carefully hedged between great powers that need their support and expanded their influence on the global stage. After examining the positions of national governments on critical issues, their willingness to engage others in difficult conditions, and the degree of leadership they show in regional and global affairs, we selected Indonesia, India, Saudi Arabia and Brazil as examples of these middle powers that have played proactive roles in 2023. To discuss the impact of these middle powers, host Liu Kun is joined by Zha Daojiong, Professor of International Political Economy at Peking University; Rick Dunham, Co-director, Global Business Journalism Program, Tsinghua University; Zhang Baohui, Professor at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
12/29/202352 minutes, 56 seconds
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China's EV industry has a new player

①China has blasted the United States for interfering in its internal affairs with the FY 2024 National Defense Authorization Act. (00:40) ②China's Xiaomi has unveiled its first electric vehicle, with the ambition to become a top automaker. (14:34) ③Year-end review: The year of generative AI (25:03)
12/28/202352 minutes, 58 seconds
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What's behind Türkiye's decision to move forward with Sweden's NATO bid?

①China's foreign state immunity law will take effect on Jan. 1 next year. How will it affect foreign businesses operating in China? (00:40) ②Türkiye's parliament committee approves Sweden's bid to join NATO. What happens next? (17:18) ③Year-end review: How has the Israel-Hamas conflict impacted the Middle East and beyond? (24:39)
12/27/202352 minutes, 33 seconds
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How does Lancang-Mekong Cooperation promote regional development?

①Chinese Premier Li Qiang calls for integrated development and security cooperation among Lancang-Mekong countries. (00:42) ②China's EV maker BYD is set to build a new electric car factory in Hungary, making it the first Chinese company to make cars in Europe. (14:40) ③Year-end review: the rising voices of the Global South (24:05)
12/26/202351 minutes, 23 seconds
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How will Red Sea crisis impact global trade?

①Yemen's Houthi rebels have renewed their warning against US forces in the Red Sea. How will the Red Sea crisis escalate, and what does it mean for global supply chains? (00:45) ②China has issued draft rules for the management of online games. What implications could this have for the gaming industry? (13:32) ③Year-end review: What lessons do we learn from the ups and downs of China-US relations in 2023? (25:04)
12/25/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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Panel: 80 years after Chinese Exclusion Act ended, does exclusion persist?

In 1882, the United States Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act. The legislation barred Chinese laborers from entering the country and prevented Chinese immigrants from attaining citizenship. It remained in force for over 60 years, and was finally repealed in 1943. In commemorating the 80th anniversary of the repeal, US President Joe Biden issued a statement, noting that despite the progress being made, hate never goes away. A recent Pew Research Center survey shows that 78 percent of Asian American adults feel they've been treated as a foreigner, even if they were born in the US. 80 years after the repeal of Chinese Exclusion Act, does exclusion still remain? Host Zhao Ying is joined by Teng Jimeng, Associate professor of American Studies at Beijing Foreign Studies University; Harvey Dzodin, Former Vice President of ABC TV network, Senior Fellow of the Center for China and Globalization; and Edward Lehman, Managing Director of LEHMAN, LEE & Xu Law Firm.
12/22/202352 minutes, 53 seconds
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Will a US-led coalition create a safe corridor in the Red Sea?

①China’s annual Central Rural Work Conference vows to build the country into an agricultural powerhouse, with food security and rural revitalization prioritized. (00:58) ②China tells the Philippines to resolve South China Sea tensions through dialogue. Is the Philippines misjudging the situation? (15:03) ③The US has announced the creation of a naval force operating in the Red Sea to fend off attacks on merchant shipping from Yemen’s Houthi rebels. Will this US-led initiative be effective? (24:29) ④Argentinian President Javier Milei has unveiled a sweeping decree to mandate more than 300 measures to deregulate the economy. Is deregulation a solution to the country’s economic woes? (33:44) ⑤We look at a UK Supreme Court ruling that confirms AI cannot patent inventions. (43:53)
12/21/202352 minutes, 1 second
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Donald Trump barred from Colorado's 2024 Republican presidential primary ballot

①Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has exchanged views about bilateral relations with New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Winston Peters in a phone conversation.(00:50) ②A number of international institutions and big banks expect global growth to slow in 2024. What are the details? (13:20) ③The Supreme Court in the U.S. State of Colorado has disqualified former President Donald Trump from the state's 2024 Republican presidential primary ballot. What's the significance? (25:10) ④Energy Ministers of the European Union have agreed to extend its emergency cap on gas prices for another 12 months.(35:20) ⑤Japanese conglomerate Toshiba was delisted after 74 years on the Tokyo exchange.(43:20)
12/20/202353 minutes, 4 seconds
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Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin visits China

①Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin is in China for a two-day visit. What issues top his agenda in Beijing? (00:42) ②Chinese defense ministry slams U.S. arms sale to Taiwan.(11:46) ③Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has officially won a third term in office. What will be the main tasks facing him moving forward? (25:20) ④German business sentiment has fallen more than expected in December. What are the details? (35:27) ⑤ChatGPT has been listed as one of the Nature magazine’s researchers of the year, the first non-human “candidate” ever.(45:32)
12/19/202352 minutes, 46 seconds
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Zelensky lists immediate goals for work on EU accession

①Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the European Commission will soon assess Ukrainian legislation for compliance with EU laws, the first step to Ukraine's EU membership talks.(00:50) ②China has reported a number of upbeat economic indicators. What does that tell us about the country's economic recovery? (12:42) ③China's State Council unveils rules regulating non-bank payment institutions.(25:10) ④The coalition around the ruling Serbian Progressive Party has claimed victory in Serbia's parliamentary elections.(35:16) ⑤U.S. government report shows the number of homeless people in the country has increased by 12 percent to a record high.(45:00)
12/18/202352 minutes, 59 seconds
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A tale of two Chinese economies? Decoding the real outlook of Chinese economy

China has attained a year-on-year real GDP growth rate of 5.2% in the first three quarters. Meanwhile, the annual Central Economic Work Conference has characterized the Chinese economy in 2023 as having achieved recovery and solid progress in high-quality development. Despite these positive indicators, some of the Western media persist in perpetuating the cliché of the "collapse of the Chinese economy." What truly reflects the outlook of the Chinese economy? Host Ge Anna is joined by Prof. Qu Qiang, Research Fellow from Beijing Foreign Studies University; Prof. Liu Baocheng, Director of the Center for International Business Ethics at the University of International Business and Economics; John Ross, Senior Fellow with the Chongyang Institute of Financial Studies, Renmin University; and Andy Mok, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for China and Globalization.
12/15/202351 minutes, 30 seconds
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Japan’s ruling party faces a major scandal over political funding

①Countries at the COP28 climate summit have for the first time reached a deal to transition away from fossil fuels. (00:58) ②Japan’s Fumio Kishida has embarked on a cabinet overhaul, as he battels to control the damage from a major scandal facing his ruling party. What has paved the way to the scandal? (13:13) ③The US House of Representatives has voted to approve an impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden. Is launching impeachment against a sitting president during election cycle becoming a new normal in the US partisan politics? (25:00) ④In an attempt to persuade Hungary’s Viktor Orban into supporting a financial lifeline to Kyiv and a decision to start EU membership talks with Ukraine, the European Commission has unblocked 10 billion euros of Hungary’s EU funds frozen due to a dispute over the rule of law. (35:53) ⑤The Netherlands and South Korea have announced a joint statement to formalize a chip alliance. Why do the two countries see eye to eye in this regard? (43:52)
12/14/202352 minutes, 25 seconds
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How to build a China-Vietnam Community with a Shared Future

①China and Vietnam have agreed to build a China-Vietnam Community with a Shared Future during a state visit by President Xi Jinping. What does such a community entail? (00:56) ②China's key economic meeting vows to step up policy adjustments to spur recovery in 2024. (13:24) ③The United Nations General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution calling for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. What does the resolution tell us about the global opinion on the Gaza crisis? (24:52) ④US President Joe Biden has pledged that the US will continue to support Ukraine “as long as it can”. Is Biden’s language becoming more sober?(32:36) ⑤Argentina’s new government has announced plans to cut spending and dramatically devalue the peso to turn the economy around. We explore the rationales behind the announced measures. (43:00)
12/13/202352 minutes, 29 seconds
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Xi’s vision for China-Vietnam community with a shared future

①In an article published in Vietnam’s Nhan Dan Newspaper, Xi Jinping calls for a China-Vietnam community with a shared future. How could China and Vietnam push forward deepened cooperation? (00:55) ②A draft agreement from the UN COP28 climate summit has dropped a call for the phaseout of fossil fuels. We explore the conflicting views behind it. (13:19) ③We take a look at the final meeting this year for US Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee. (24:50) ④US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo says the Biden administration is in discussions with Nvidia about permissible sales of AI chips to China. What does this tell us about the current mindset of the US government on tech restrictions against China? (35:17) ⑤Poland's parliament has elected former European Council president Donald Tusk as prime minister, paving the way for a new pro-EU government. (44:00)
12/12/202352 minutes, 24 seconds
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Why nearly half US voters think Biden spends too much on Ukraine aid

①We explore the potentials for cooperation between China and Vietnam, as President Xi Jinping makes a two-day trip to the Southeast Asian nation. (01:02) ②China's consumer and factory prices fell in November, mainly due to lower commodity prices. (14:01) ③Hong Kong has held its first District Council election since the restructuring of the council's system. Why is the election seen as a key milestone in improving local governance? (24:58) ④Egyptians are heading to polls in a presidential election overshadowed by the war in Gaza. (33:12) ⑤Nearly half US voters think Biden is spending too much on Ukraine aid, according to a new poll. Will this perceived public skepticism prompt the Biden administration to reassess its policy on the Ukraine crisis? (44:39)
12/11/202352 minutes, 48 seconds
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Panel: How to make cooperation prevail in China-EU ties

China has hosted European Union leaders for the first in-person summit between the two sides in four years. President Xi Jinping has called for summing up historical experience, demonstrating wisdom and staying committed to the correct positioning of the China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership. Is there a way to make sure that cooperation, rather than disagreement and rivalry, will prevail in the China-EU ties? Host Ding Heng is joined by Professor Fu Xiaolan, Director of Technology and Management Centre for Development, University of Oxford; Professor Cui Hongjian from Academy of Regional and Global Governance, Beijing Foreign Studies University; David Martin Jones, Visiting Professor with War Studies Department, King's College London.
12/8/202352 minutes, 48 seconds
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How should China, EU navigate interference and strengthen dialogue?

① Xi meets with EU leaders: How should China, EU navigate interference and strengthen dialogue? (00:52) ② Top Chinese and US diplomats agree to build on recent progress in ties and work together on global challenges. (14:27) ③ Volkswagen: Audit finds no sign of 'forced labor' in Xinjiang plant. (23:29) ④ What is the primary focus of Putin's visits to the UAE and Saudi Arabia? (33:05)
12/7/202353 minutes
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Navigating the future: Assessing the 24th China-EU Summit

① Wang Yi: Upcoming China-EU summit to draw blueprint for bilateral ties. (01:01) ② China rebukes Moody's “biased” credit outlook cut. How accurate is Moody's assessment of China's growth prospects? (13:56) ③ Palestinian President calls for the implementation of the two-state solution. What lies in the future for the Palestinian people? (24:42) ④ What does former UK PM David Cameron's trip to Washington signify as his first return to frontline politics as the new British foreign secretary? (34:49)
12/6/202352 minutes, 8 seconds
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How China and Belarus further promote pragmatic cooperation?

① Xi, Lukashenko meeting: How China and Belarus further promote pragmatic cooperation? (00:54) ② How China increase support for the real economy and enhance measures to safeguard against financial risks? (15:17) ③ What are the drivers behind China's express delivery volume reaching a record 120 billion in 2023? (25:51) ④ How have tangible human rights practices shaped China’s societal landscape over the years? (36:27) ⑤ How does the renewed dominance of the US in the global arms trade impact the development of global peace? (45:47)
12/5/202353 minutes, 29 seconds
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Insights into Xi's recent inspection of Shanghai and Jiangsu

① How does Xi's call for Shanghai to enhance competitiveness reflect the current priorities and strategies for the city's growth and its role in China's broader economic landscape? (00:58) ② COP28: China’s role in the global agenda for a sustainable future. (15:25) ③ How will the expansion of Israel's campaign against Hamas impact regional dynamics? (24:16) ④ How is the US Commerce chief leveraging the narrative of the "China threat" to deter the advancement of Chinese chip development? (33:40) ⑤ What more OPEC+ cuts mean for the market? (44:26)
12/4/202354 minutes, 30 seconds
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Panel: Global diplomacy surrounding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict

Hamas and Israel have executed a brief truce of 7 days. The much-needed window saw Hamas in Gaza released more than 100 hostages in return for more than 200 Palestinians freed from prisons in Israel. However, the war has left hundreds of thousands of civilians either dead or displaced, and these horrors are continuing. Global powers have been trying to wield their influence over the conflict. China held a high-level meeting at the UN on the crisis this week. Western powers like the U.S. and the EU have sent their diplomats to Israel. So what is China's official position on the issue? Has the U.S., arguably the nation with the most amount of influence over the issue, done enough? Host Liu Kun is joined by Dr. Lee Pei May, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the International Islamic University Malaysia; Dr. Guy Burton, Adjunct Professor at the Department of International Affairs, Vesalius College in Brussels; Dr. Wang Jin, Associate Professor at Northwest University in China.
12/1/202353 minutes
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Henry Kissinger's legacy in shaping China-US relations

①Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called for a comprehensive and lasting ceasefire in Gaza. What role is China playing in mediating Israeli-Palestinian conflict? (00:43) ②Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has passed away at the age of 100. What legacy does he leave in China-US relations? (14:25) ③The UN climate conference has kicked off in Dubai. What to expect? (24:24) ④US accuses Indian official in foiled plot to kill Sikh separatist in New York City. (32:46) ⑤Nottingham City Council declares itself "bankrupt". (42:43)
11/30/202351 minutes, 21 seconds
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Why is Argentina's Javier Milei making a trip to the US?

①President Xi Jinping has stressed the need to strengthen foreign-related legal system development. How does that align with China's broader national goals and international engagements? (00:46) ②Argentina's president-elect has met with Biden aides in Washington. What objectives does Javier Milei have in mind, and what has been discussed? (14:43) ③As NATO foreign ministers gather in Brussels for a 2-day meeting, we explore the factors that might be affecting Western support for Ukraine. (24:33) ④Biden cracks down on price gouging during his first supply chain council meeting. (33:34) ⑤UN chief calls on world leaders to break the deadly cycle of global warming at COP28 climate conference. (43:42)
11/29/202352 minutes, 4 seconds
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Israel and Hamas agree to extend truce for two days

①Chinese authorities review guidelines on high-quality development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt. What are the details? (00:42) ②World's first supply chain expo has kicked off in Beijing. What to expect? (12:35) ③Israel and Hamas agree to extend truce for two days.(24:50) ④Asia's first-ever Saudi Arabia ETF is being listed in Hong Kong.(35:06) ⑤Britain is in a row with Greece over Parthenon marbles, a set of 2,500-year-old artifacts removed by a British diplomat from the Parthenon temple in Athens in the early 19th Century.(42:55)
11/28/202352 minutes, 31 seconds
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What leads to the surge in respiratory illnesses in China?

①China, Japan and South Korea have charted a course for a trilateral leaders' summit. What significance does it hold for regional peace and development? (00:45) ②China unveils 25 measures to bolster the private economy. How effective will they be in addressing the current challenges faced by private enterprises? (15:11) ③China trials visa-free travel for six countries. How will it contribute to China's high-quality development and opening up? (24:57) ④What factors are contributing to the surge in respiratory illnesses in China? (34:08) ⑤Germany's economy shrinks in third quarter. (42:22)
11/27/202352 minutes, 50 seconds
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Panel: The OpenAI drama and future of AI development

Silicon Valley's AI saga took an unexpected twist this week. OpenAI reinstated Sam Altman days after the company board ousted him. But rather than settling the dust, the company's rollercoaster ride has sparked intense debates surrounding AI regulation. Last Friday, when OpenAI announced the decision to remove Altman from his position, rumors swirled about the company's motivation. Reports suggested a clash between money and ethics, with the board fearing Altman moved too fast to cash in on the new technology, despite its potential dangers. Could the internal strife at OpenAI be a harbinger of broader challenges faced by global regulators in navigating the uncharted waters of AI ethics and governance? Host Zhao Ying is joined by Prof. Pascale Fung, Director of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research at HKUST; Andy Mok, Tech Analyst and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for China and Globalization, and Edward Lehman, Managing Director of LEHMAN, LEE & Xu Law Firm.
11/24/202352 minutes, 53 seconds
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North Korea suspends a 2018 deal with South Korea designed to de-escalate tensions

① Chinese Premier Li Qiang has called on G20 members to prioritize development and cooperation. What are the details? (00:47) ② North Korea has suspended a 2018 deal with South Korea designed to de-escalate tension along their shared border. What will be the consequence? (11:02) ③ French Foreign Affairs Minister Catherine Colonna visits China.(25:30) ④ An exit poll in the Netherlands shows that far-right and anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders is headed for a landslide victory.(35:45) ⑤ The UN General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to adopt a historic tax plan despite resistance from some wealthy countries.(43:30)
11/23/202352 minutes, 31 seconds
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Israel approves hostage release deal with Hamas

① Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for immediate ceasefire in Gaza in an extraordinary video summit with BRICS leaders. (00:46) ② Israel has approved a hostage release deal with Hamas. What are the details? (14:10) ③ Chinese Premier Li Qiang has presided over a Central Financial Commission meeting. What’s the significance? (25:50) ④ China and Uzbekistan have held First Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue in Beijing. (33:40) ⑤ Survey shows AI is transforming the workplace in an astonishing pace. (43:55)
11/22/202353 minutes, 26 seconds
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How significant is the China-Saudi currency swap agreement?

①Chinese President Xi Jinping has had a phone conversation with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron. What issues have been discussed? (00:43) ②China and Saudi Arabia have signed a currency swap agreement. How will it strengthen financial cooperation and promote trade between the two countries? (13:41) ③Germany, France and Italy have reached agreement on the future of AI regulation. How will that impact negotiations at the European level? (24:13) ④China keeps lend benchmark rates unchanged. (33:13) ⑤Air China resumes direct flights between Beijing and Washington. How will it promote people-to-people exchanges between China and the United States? (42:26)
11/21/202350 minutes, 34 seconds
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Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou visits Beijing

① Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou is in Beijing for a state visit.(00:46) ② Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has met with a delegation of Arab and Islamic foreign ministers in Beijing.What's China's position in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? (13:20) ③ Argentina's president-elect Javier Milei has vowed to end the country's decades of economic decline. What are his policy mandates? (25:30) ④ SpaceX's Starship exploded in second test flight.(35:12) ⑤ Microsoft is hiring former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and co-founder Greg Brockman.(43:40)
11/20/202353 minutes, 17 seconds
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How to usher in another golden 30 years of Asia-Pacific cooperation

At the APEC Economic Leaders' Retreat in San Francisco, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for adhering to innovation, openness, green development, as well as inclusiveness and mutual benefits in promoting regional cooperation. A bigger aim, according to Xi, is to build another golden 30 years of Asia-Pacific cooperation. How can APEC stay committed to its founding mission and move to relaunch Asia-Pacific cooperation? Host Ding Heng is joined by Dr. Zhou Mi, Senior Research Fellow with the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation; Professor Shen Dingli from the Institute of International Studies, Fudan University.
11/18/202324 minutes, 42 seconds
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Why China views sustainable development as a "golden key" to solving global problems

At an informal dialogue between APEC leaders and the host nation in San Francisco, Chinese President Xi Jinping described sustainable development as a "golden key" to solving current global problems. On sustainable development, what are the issues on which it is possible for APEC member economies to build consensus? Thursday local time saw Xi hold bilateral talks with Japan’s Fumio Kishida. Is there a chance for China and Japan to pursue mutually-beneficial relations despite frictions? The meeting between Xi and Biden is continuing to generate headlines in media. Will this key moment help stabilize the bilateral ties? Host Ding Heng is joined by Dr. Zhou Mi, Senior Research Fellow with the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation; Professor Shen Dingli from the Institute of International Studies, Fudan University; Professor Joseph Siracusa, Dean of Global Futures with Curtin University.
11/17/202352 minutes, 1 second
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What's China's message on trade and economy at the APEC meetings?

In a written message delivered to the APEC CEO summit in San Francisco, Chinese President Xi Jinping says openness and inclusiveness are the defining features of Asia-Pacific cooperation. Xi Jinping says that development in the Asia-Pacific region has been achieved not through provoking antagonism and confrontation, or erecting high fences around a small yard, but by staying open and inclusive and drawing on each other's strengths. He also stresses that the Asia-Pacific cannot and should not be an arena for geopolitical rivalry. So what has been China's message for trade and economy in the Asia-Pacific at the San Francisco meetings? How will this year's APEC meetings impact economic development in the region? Host Liu Kun is joined by James Rae, Professor, Department of Government, California State University; Professor Doug Guthrie, Director of China Initiatives at Thunderbird School of Global Management.
11/16/202325 minutes
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Xi Biden Summit: What are the outcomes?

① Xi tells Biden success for one country is an opportunity for the other. (00:47) ② UN Security Council adopts resolution for humanitarian pauses in Gaza. How were challenges overcome to finally achieve a breakthrough? (31:47) ③ China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System has achieved recognition from ICAO. What unique capabilities does it offer? (43:17)
11/16/202351 minutes, 28 seconds
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Xi-Biden meeting concludes

The San Francisco meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his US counterpart Joe Biden has concluded. At the meeting’s opening, Xi said the China-US relationship has never been smooth sailing over the past 50 years, yet it has kept moving forward with twists and turns. How can the relationship develop in a way that not only benefits the two countries but also fulfills a global responsibility? Host Ding Heng is joined by Rong Ying, Vice President of the China Institute of International Studies, and Rick Dunham, former White House reporter of Businessweek and Co-director of Tsinghua University’s Global Business Journalism Program.
11/16/202324 minutes, 52 seconds
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Xi Biden Summit: How will it alter the trajectory of China-U.S. relations?

① Xi Biden Summit: How will it alter the trajectory of U.S.-China relations? (00:52) ② What is the outlook for China's economy considering the faster-than-expected expansion in consumer and industrial activity observed in October? (32:42) ③ China has benefitted over 1 million African farmer households: minister. (43:40)
11/15/202352 minutes, 31 seconds
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APEC 2023: challenges and expectations

① How can APEC's commitment to expanding output sustainability, as agreed upon by finance ministers from member economies, contribute to the overall resilience and growth of the world economy? (00:46) ② EU to secure supply of critical raw materials amid a race with the US and China. How does the act align with the EU's larger goals? (25:42) ③ How might the impending premiership vote in Congress for Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez influence the political landscape in Spain? (34:03) ④ Former U.K. PM David Cameron returns as foreign secretary. What are the implications and potential impact of his return to political office? (43:24)
11/14/202352 minutes, 4 seconds
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Xi-Biden APEC meeting: What to expect?

① Chinese President is set to meet his US counterpart in San Francisco. What to expect? (00:53) ② What does the massive gathering globally for a Gaza ceasefire signify? (14:37) ③ What motivated the Pacific organizations' harsh condemnation of Japan's continuous discharge of radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean? (25:14) ④ How will China's top economic planner strengthen policy support for private-sector growth? (34:48) ⑤ What's behind Li Auto outselling Tesla's China business in Oct? (42:55)
11/13/202352 minutes, 18 seconds
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Panel: How does the reality in Xizang compare to the portrayal in Western media?

China's Xizang region has seen its economy grow fast over the past decade. Official data shows its GDP exceeded about 29 billion US dollars last year, more than doubling the figures in 2012. What insights can we glean about the tangible transformation of the region from this economic progress? Host Ge Anna is joined by Dr. Yao Shujie, Chueng Kong Professor of Economics, Chongqing University; Dr. Liu Zhiqin, Senior Fellow of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China; and Mario Cavolo, Founder and CEO of M Communications Group and Senior Fellow, Center for China and Globalization.
11/10/202351 minutes, 22 seconds
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Washington’s plan for Gaza’s postwar future

①US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has provided Washington’s most detailed plan for Gaza’s postwar future, calling for the strip to be politically unified with the West Bank under the administration of the Palestinian Authority. Is it a realistic idea? (00:51) ②We look at a clash between Turkiye and the EU over stance on Hamas. (14:13) ③Why have foreign policy issues dominated a third debate of Republican candidates for the US presidency? (25:00) ④We hear from John Thornton, Chair Emeritus of the Brookings Institution, about his views on dialogue between civilizations. (34:58) ⑤Why is Estonia moving to allow Taiwan to open a new office in the Baltic country? (43:14)
11/9/202352 minutes, 44 seconds
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Why China fosters dialogue between civilizations

China is hosting an international forum in Beijing in a move to foster dialogue between different civilizations. The Inter-Civilizational Communication and Global Development Forum has attracted some 150 officials, business leaders, scholars and celebrities from more than 30 countries. Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed the Global Civilization Initiative (GCI) earlier this year, calling for international people-to-people exchanges and respect for the diversity of civilizations. Why is it an important mission for China to foster dialogue between different civilizations? What issues is the GCI looking to address? Host Ding Heng is joined by Erik Solheim, former Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, and Einar Tangen, Senior Fellow with the Taihe Institute.
11/8/202327 minutes, 45 seconds
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World Internet Conference: ten years on

①Addressing the annual World Internet Conference, Xi Jinping called for the proper handling of challenges posed by technological innovation, as well as the safe development of AI. We discuss China’s vision for cyber governance and what this event has achieved over past 10 years. (00:51) ②We hear from Accenture Greater China’s Managing Director about his views on China’s digital economy. (14:24) ③China is hosting an international forum to foster inter-civilizational dialogue. We explore possible implications of the China-proposed Global Civilization Initiative. (25:01)
11/8/202352 minutes, 43 seconds
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How China and Australia can get along

①Meeting Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Chinese President Xi Jinping called on Beijing and Canberra to be partners of mutual trust and fulfilment. What’s the right model for the two sides to get along? (00:53) ②Israel's war in Gaza has entered its second month. (14:21) ③Polish Investment and Trade Agency official: Everyone wants to enter Chinese market, CIIE a great platform to do so. (24:56) ④A new report by the World Intellectual Property Organization shows China continues to hold the top position in the number of patent applications (35:18) ⑤Elon Musk has released a new AI chatbot in a bid to take on OpenAI, Google and Meta in this field. Is investment boom in generative AI making a new tech bubble? (44:11)
11/7/202352 minutes, 44 seconds
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How a trade fair in Shanghai tells about China’s economic outlook

①China seeks to bolster its economic outlook at an annual import-focused trade fair in Shanghai. (00:57) ②We speaks to Marriott International Greater China’s President about her views on China’s economic prospect. (14:08) ③US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the Palestinian Authority could play a central role in any post-Hamas government in Gaza. Why is the Biden administration turning its attention to who will govern Gaza if Israel achieves its war aim of dismantling Hamas? (24:48) ④As part of a plan to turn the coastal province of Fujian into a zone for integrated development with Taiwan, the Chinese mainland has unveiled a set of entry-exit policies for Taiwan compatriots. (34:39) ⑤Why do American officials and lawmakers voice support for the extension of a trade program between the US and Africa? (43:55)
11/6/202352 minutes, 31 seconds
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Panel: How encouraged should we be by recent progress in U.S.-China relations?

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Washington recently in an effort aiming to save a bilateral relationship seemingly in a downward spiral. In the U.S. capital, Wang met with U.S. President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan. After the trip, both sides said they agreed to work together toward a meeting between the two heads of state in San Francisco during this year’s APEC meetings in November. How should we see these recent developments in the relationship between the U.S. and China? What expectations should we hold about this relationship moving forward? Host Liu Kun is joined by Victor Gao, Chair Professor at Soochow University; Bo Kong, Associate Professor and Co-Director of the OU Institute for U.S.-China Issues, University of Oklahoma; and Dr. Clifford Kiracofe, Washington-based author and former Senior Professional Staff Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
11/3/202351 minutes, 42 seconds
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What’s in the Bletchley Declaration on AI safety?

① Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will start a four-day visit to China. What will be on his agenda? (00:43) ② Twenty-eight countries, including the US, UK and China, have agreed to cooperate over AI development. How significant is this commitment? (13:57) ③ Japan starts third round of nuclear-contaminated water discharge. But questions remain regarding TEPCO’s management and transparency. (24:32) ④ US Federal Reserve holds interest rates at 22-year high. (33:49) ⑤ Flying Tigers veterans are visiting China. We spoke to one of them who just spent his 103rd birthday in Beijing. (50:56)
11/2/202350 minutes, 56 seconds
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Pressure mounting on Israel over Gaza war: Bolivia cuts ties with Israel

①China has held a central financial work conference in Beijing to deepen reforms in the financial sector. What are the major takeaways? (00:54) ②China establishes the Xinjiang Pilot Free Trade Zone. How does it fit into the broader economic and trade strategies of the country? (14:16) ③Bolivia cuts diplomatic ties with Israel over the war in Gaza. How might this diplomatic backlash impact the broader international response to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? (24:22) ④The United States strikes four African countries off preferential trade list. (33:47) ⑤As world leaders gather in the UK for the AI Safety Summit, how can they work to address immediate and long-term challenges posed by AI? (43:31)
11/1/202351 minutes, 28 seconds
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Israel-Hamas war: Netanyahu rejects calls for ceasefire

①The 10th Beijing Xiangshan Forum has concluded in the Chinese capital. What new perspectives have been offered to existing global challenges? (00:50) ②China and France hold strategic dialogue. What are the major takeaways? (14:57) ③Shenzhou-16 taikonauts have returned to Earth from China Space Station. What have been accomplished during their five months in space? (25:00) ④Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected calls for a ceasefire with Hamas. Will the conflict spill over into a broader regional crisis? (32:57) ⑤Biden announces "strongest" regulations yet to ensure safety of AI. (43:00)
10/31/202352 minutes, 29 seconds
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What are the takeaways from Wang Yi's US visit?

① Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says the path to a Xi-Biden meeting in San Francisco will not be a smooth one. How can both sides work together to achieve results? (00:47) ② The 10th Beijing Xiangshan Forum is taking place in the Chinese capital. How important is such a platform during a time of global tensions? (14:40) ③ Israeli forces expand ground operations in Gaza, raising concerns of a humanitarian catastrophe. (24:24) ④ China's industrial profits see continuous rebound as economy recovers. (30:55) ⑤ Multiple shootings in US leave at least 11 dead over Halloween weekend. (41:09)
10/30/202349 minutes, 54 seconds
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Panel: The risk of a wider war in the Middle East

Three weeks into the Israel-Hamas conflict, more airstrikes have ravaged swaths of the Gaza Strip. Residents are running out of food, water and other supplies. Israeli ground forces, accompanied by fighter jets and drones, have conducted targeted raids in Gaza and struck dozens of Hamas targets. Meanwhile, the US military launched two airstrikes against Iranian-linked sites in eastern Syria, following a series of attacks against US forces in the region. As an Israeli ground invasion looms, fears grow that the war may escalate into a wider, regional conflict. How likely is a larger war in the Middle East, and what can be done to stop it? Host Zhao Ying is joined by Wang Jin, Associate Professor at Northwest University in Xi'an, China; Joseph Siracusa, Dean of Global Futures at Curtin University; and Tim Anderson, Director of Center for Counter Hegemonic Studies, a Sydney-based think tank.
10/27/202352 minutes, 56 seconds
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China’s youngest-ever crew of astronauts to space station

①China’s top leader has met visiting California Governor Gavin Newsom to discuss collaboration on tackling climate change. We explore the potentials in California-China cooperation in green development. (00:53) ②China has deployed its youngest-ever crew of astronauts to space station. (14:10) ③Donald Trump ally Mike Johnson has been elected US House Speaker after a long-running gridlock. Is this a show of unity for the Republican Party? (24:39) ④The EU has launched a forum of the bloc's international infrastructure investment scheme. What has prompted EU officials to do so? (34:03) ⑤We talk to UN Capital Development Fund’s Deputy Executive Secretary about a new platform of the fund that seeks to connect entrepreneurs with investors. (42:14)
10/26/202352 minutes, 19 seconds
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US and Australia’s attempts to broaden their security alliance

①Chinese Premier Li Qiang is in Kyrgyzstan for an SCO meeting and an official visit. (00:55) ②The US and Australia have announced plans to cooperate on critical minerals and bolster Pacific Islands infrastructure. Why are they seeking to broaden their security alliance into an economic and technology partnership? (12:27) ③China has criticized a report from the Pentagon detailing China's military strength and nuclear arsenal. Why is Pentagon exaggerating hype about a so-called Chinese military threat? (24:55) ④China will issue sovereign debt worth $137 billion to support economy. (33:00) ⑤The International Monetary Fund says Germany is expected to eclipse Japan as the world’s No. 3 economy in 2023. (44:11)
10/25/202352 minutes, 43 seconds
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What’s at stake in Chinese foreign minister’s US visit this week?

①China’s foreign minister calls for peace in phone conversations with Israeli and Palestinian counterparts. Is the Gaza crisis a test of China's Middle East peace diplomacy? (00:53) ②Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will travel to the United States later this week to meet his US counterpart Antony Blinken and President Joe Biden's national security adviser Jake Sullivan. What’s at stake in his trip? (13:58) ③China says it has maintained extreme patience on the Ren'ai Jiao issue. We explore the latest incident between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea? (24:46) ④Wall Street brokerages have raised China's 2023 economic growth forecast. (35:07) ⑤We take a look at Colombian President Gustavo Petro’s state visit to China. (45:03)
10/24/202352 minutes, 31 seconds
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California Governor Gavin Newsom’s China visit

①California Governor Gavin Newsom is in China, with climate change topping his agenda. Can California push the US federal government in the direction of more dialogue with China at least on climate issues? (00:50) ②Australia's Prime Minister is to visit China, with progress on wine trade. (14:31) ③A second humanitarian convoy has crossed from Egypt into Gaza, as Israel continues its bombardment of the besieged territory. What’s the current bottleneck that reins in the supply of humanitarian aid into the strip? (24:50) ④China has criticized the US for imposing export restrictions on AI-related semiconductor shipments to China. (34:22) ⑤We discuss why far-right populist Javier Milei failed to win first round of Argentina’s presidential election. (43:04)
10/23/202352 minutes, 31 seconds
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How BRI summit forges alternatives for a changing world

Nearly 460 outcomes were achieved as the curtain came down on the 3rd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. These outcomes encompass a range of international cooperation proposals, multilateral agreements, practical projects, and bilateral agreements. During the event, Chinese President Xi Jinping highlighted eight major steps to bring Belt and Road cooperation to a new stage of higher-quality and higher-level development. As Belt and Road cooperation completes its vibrant first decade, how does the future of this initiative unfold within the eight major steps? How will participating countries together provide alternative choices to the ever-changing world through collaboration? Host Ge Anna is joined by Chen Weihua, Chief of the China Daily EU Bureau and former chief correspondent in Washington, DC; Zoon Ahmed Khan, Research Fellow at the Center for China and Globalization; and Giorgia Maset, Policy Officer in European and International Organizations.
10/20/202352 minutes, 22 seconds
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China’s mentality on AI governance

①Dozens of world leaders pledge to bolster collaboration to elevate the Belt and Road Initiative to a new era of high-quality development. We look at a presidential statement issued after the Belt and Road forum in Beijing. (00:53) ②We talk to Charles Onunaiju, Director of the Center for China studies Nigeria, on what the BRI has brought to his country. (13:10) ③China has proposed a framework for artificial intelligence, calling for equal rights on AI development. We explore China’s mentality and vision for AI governance? (24:57) ④Latest in Gaza crisis: Egypt agrees to allow humanitarian aid trucks into the territory, and Joe Biden warns Israel against repeating Washington’s mistakes after 9/11. (35:10) ⑤We look at a deal between Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and a faction of opposition on electoral roadmap. (45:16)
10/19/202352 minutes, 27 seconds
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Xi Jinping’s vison for the Belt and Road Initiative’s future

①Xi Jinping has promised open markets and tens of billions of US dollars in new investments for “Belt and Road” projects. Wang Zhengxu and Sultan Hali join us on Xi’s vision for the BRI’s future. (00:58) ②China and Serbia have signed a contract which will see China's first high-speed rail export to Europe. What is the prospect of Chinese high-speech rail setting footprints in Europe? (25:30) ③Erik Solheim: The future color of the Belt and Road Initiative is green. (33:15) ④China’s third-quarter GDP grows by 4.9 percent, exceeding expectations. (43:28)
10/18/202353 minutes, 18 seconds
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Why New Zealand elects a conservative prime minister after six years of liberal rule

①We hear from a Moldovan diplomat about how the Belt and Road Initiative has benefited his country. (00:57) ②US President Joe Biden will travel to Israel to try to influence its conduct of war against Hamas. What will Biden's trip be able to accomplish? And what might be beyond Biden's control? (13:29) ③In Poland, opposition parties appear to have gained enough votes in the general election to oust the ruling Law and Justice party. What’s at stake here? (25:02) ④In New Zealand, conservative former businessman Christopher Luxon will be the next prime minister after winning a decisive election. What does his business background mean for his governance style? (33:57) ⑤Recent industry reports have highlighted China's advances in the cloud computing industry. (41:34)
10/17/202351 minutes, 13 seconds
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China’s position on the Israel-Hamas war

①China will send special envoy on a Middle East de-escalation mission. Is China deepening its involvement in facilitating a potential ceasefire in the Gaza crisis? (00:59) ②We hear from a former project director of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor about the achievements of the flagship BRI project over the past decade. (13:32) ③We take a look at China's new foreign trade figures. (24:59) ④The US seeks to tackle the so-called loopholes in chip restrictions against China. Does this risk complicating the diplomatic efforts to stabilize the ties between Beijing and Washington? (34:27) ⑤We explore why Australia has overwhelmingly rejected a plan to give greater political rights to Indigenous people in a referendum. (43:43)
10/16/202352 minutes, 43 seconds
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Panel: Will Gaza crisis spiral into a regional conflict?

A week into the Israel-Hamas war, the crisis is continuing to escalate. The surprise weekend attack by Hamas was the biggest single mass killing of Israelis since 1948. Israel is retaliating by targeting the Gaza Strip, a small territory that has been under the control of Hamas since 2007. In this edition of the program, we continue to explore the underlying issues behind this crisis, and whether it will spiral into a bigger conflict. Host Ding Heng is joined by Dr. Guy Burton, Adjunct Professor at the Department of International Affairs, Vesalius College in Brussels; Dr. Wang Jin, Middle East expert and Associate Professor with Northwest University in Xi'an, China; Ricardo Laremont, Professor of Political Science and Sociology with the State University of New York in Binghamton.
10/13/202351 minutes, 20 seconds
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Is the waning U.S. impact in the Middle East evident amid recent conflicts?

① Is the waning U.S. impact in the Middle East evident amid recent Palestine-Israel conflicts? (00:56) ② Borrell's trip to China: How will China, EU enhance cooperation amidst trade challenges? (15:02) ③ What’s behind the better-than-expected growth in China's auto market? (35:27) ④ How U.S. partisan polarization hampering progress on critical issues? (44:53)
10/12/202352 minutes, 31 seconds
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Is there a political solution to current Israel-Palestine conflict?

① China calls for efforts to advance the two-state solution to resolve the newly erupted conflict between Israel and Palestine. (00:51) ② How China-Europe freight trains linking 25 European countries and over 100 cities in 11 Asian countries and regions contributed to global development over the past decade? (24:24) ③ Why IMF slashes 2023 global growth forecasts: insights into the downward revision. (33:30) ④ What prompted Malaysia to use its currency for international trade to reduce reliance on US dollar? (43:27)
10/11/202351 minutes, 30 seconds
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China-U.S. ties: Can recent diplomatic visits bridge gap and shape future policies?

① Xi calls China-US relations "the most important bilateral relationship in the world." (00:57) ② Highlights of a white paper on Belt and Road cooperation. (14:04) ③ China urges the Philippines to stop its infringement of Chinese territorial waters in the South China Sea. (25:20) ④ China's manufacturing PMI bounces back to expansion territory in Sept as economy improves. (35:09) ⑤ Iran, Sudan decide to restore diplomatic relations after a seven-year strain. (45:16)
10/10/202352 minutes, 31 seconds
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How Palestine-Israel tensions reshape regional landscape?

① How Palestine and Israel tensions reshape the regional landscape? (00:44) ② Thailand’s PM visits Hong Kong. What role HK plays in facilitating collaboration between ASEAN nations? (24:19) ③ China to encourage participation of more private enterprises in telecommunications sector. What is the prospect? (35:09) ④ Is soaring U.S. debt threatening a global economic slowdown? (45:01)
10/9/202352 minutes, 6 seconds
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Panel: What’s at stake in the unprecedented UAW strike in America?

In the US, the United Auto Workers strike has been going on for three weeks, and it looks like the labor union is prepared for a long fight. For the first time, the UAW is striking against all of the Big Three — General Motors, Ford and Stellantis — at the same time. Anderson Economic Group, a Michigan-based research company, estimates the first two weeks of the movement alone have cost the US economy almost $4 billion. What has made these auto workers put down their tools? Is the strike a reflection of a bigger social movement in the country? Host Ding Heng is joined by Paul Fabrizio, Professor of Political Science with McMurry University; Derek Catsam, Professor of History at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin; Aubrey Jewett, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Central Florida.
10/6/202352 minutes, 31 seconds
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China hits back at EU probe into Chinese EVs

① China expresses strong dissatisfaction over the European Union's probe into Chinese electric cars. Is the EU's investigation protectionist in nature, as China has argued? (00:50) ② Japan releases a second round of nuclear-contaminated water. What could be the long-term impact on the marine environment and public health as the discharges are expected to continue for decades? (13:16) ③ What's behind the repeated incidents between the China Coast Guard and Filipino vessels in waters near Ren'ai reef? (24:11) ④ London is on the cusp of becoming the biggest stock market in Europe again. (33:44) ⑤ Hangzhou Asian Games: How are sports evolving in digital age? (43:07)
10/5/202351 minutes, 25 seconds
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What next after US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy ousted?

①Kevin McCarthy has become the first Speaker of the US House of Representatives to be ousted. What happens next? (00:47) ②The European Union will assess export controls on sensitive technology. We examine the evolving definition of "national security" in the context of international trade. (13:44) ③In a sharp escalation of a weeks-long crisis, India has told Canada to withdraw dozens of diplomatic staff. What does the future hold for India-Canada relations? (23:52) ④Mexico president slams US military support for Ukraine and urges Washington to invest more in assisting Latin American nations. (31:39) ⑤The Resurgence of Squash: highlights from the 19th Asian Games & its growth potential (41:08)
10/4/202350 minutes, 56 seconds
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Trump's civil fraud trial begins in New York: What's at stake?

①Nearly 4 million domestic trips have been made in the first three days of China's Golden Week holidays. We bring you more on China's holiday consumption. (00:46) ②The head of the IMF has called for the organization to adapt to changes in the global economy, particularly China's rise over the past decade. Should China be granted more voting power in the IMF? (12:23) ③Donald Trump's civil trial in New York has begun. What's at stake, and what could happen next? (23:09) ④Japan to begin release second batch of Fukushima water. (32:08) ⑤Will Slovakia's new coalition government end military support for Ukraine? (41:03)
10/3/202349 minutes, 44 seconds
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US averts government shutdown. What happens next?

①China and Germany have agreed to expand market access after resuming high-level talks in Frankfurt. How significant is this for both sides? (00:47) ②China has rejected a report released by the U.S. State Department that accuses China of "spreading disinformation globally", saying the report is in itself disinformation. (12:08) ③Türkiye launches airstrikes against Kurdish militants in North Iraq after deadly Ankara blast. (24:02) ④The US government has avoided a shutdown as the Congress passed a short-term funding bill. What happens next? (34:03) ⑤US lawmakers demand documents on Ford battery partnership with CATL. (44:02)
10/2/202351 minutes, 33 seconds
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Panel: Has China's economy peaked?

China's economic landscape has become a focal point of extensive debate. Amidst a flurry of Western media predictions ranging from "stagnation" to "collapse" for the world second-largest economy, concerns about its future have taken center stage. While some argue that China is at crossroads, others believe that existing and forthcoming policies will pave the way for sustained economic growth. What lies ahead for China's economic future? Is it poised to ascend into the ranks of high-income nations, or could it be stuck in the so-called "middle-income" trap? In this episode, we cut through the noise and explore the real picture of China's economy. Host Zhao Ying is joined by Chen Jiahe, chief investment officer at Novem Arcae Technologies; John Ross, Senior fellow with Chongyang Institute of Financial Studies, Renmin University; and Einar Tangen, Senior Fellow at Taihe Institute.
9/29/202352 minutes, 28 seconds
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How have China's free trade zones spearheaded trade and opening-up?

① Ten years on: How have China's free trade zones spearheaded trade and opening-up? (00:54) ② Foreign institutions express positive views on the A-share market and China's economic growth. (12:30) ③ The China Coast Guard says the Philippines' claim about removing Chinese blocking nets at Huangyan Island is purely fabricated. (24:42) ④ DPRK amends its constitution on nuclear policy, citing the need to deter U.S. provocations. (35:38)
9/28/202353 minutes, 47 seconds
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Unraveling what behind U.S. recent push for economic cooperation with China

① Chinese senior diplomat calls on the United States and its policy toward China to return to a rational and pragmatic track. (00:49) ② China, Japan, and South Korea agree to resume leaders’ summit “as early as possible”. (14:54) ③ China’s upcoming holiday is expected to spark the biggest boom for Chinese outbound tourism since the pandemic. (24:32) ④ France and Germany have laid out a set of proposals for reforming the European Union, dividing the member states into four tiers. (33:32) ⑤ South Korean court rejects an arrest warrant for the main opposition party leader. (44:08)
9/27/202352 minutes
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How does China act to build a global community of shared future?

① Highlights of China's whitepaper on global community of shared future. (00:45) ② China EU have “candid and pragmatic” talks on economic and trade issues. (15:50) ③ US auto workers expand strike as Biden, Trump to join the picket line this week. (35:01) ④ Biden pledges more aid to Pacific islands. Can US keep its promises this time? (52:25)
9/26/202352 minutes, 25 seconds
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Can China, EU have a frank and sincere dialogue over trade issues?

① EU Trade Chief in China for the China-EU High-Level Economic and Trade Dialogue, saying no intention to "decouple" from China. (00:54) ② Former U.S. State Secretary Henry Kissinger warns against the dangers of decoupling with China. (14:03) ③ Solomon Islands PM blasts Japan's discharge of nuclear-contaminated water into the ocean, calling it an attack on global trust. (24:55) ④ U.S. envoy confirms Five Eyes informed Trudeau's India allegation. (36:15) ⑤ France to withdraw troops from Niger by year-end: Macron. (44:40)
9/25/202352 minutes, 26 seconds
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UNGA General Debate: observing rising undercurrent in world political landscape

UN chief Antonio Guterres has delivered a grave warning to leaders from across the world, expressing deep concern about the mounting global challenges and escalating geopolitical tensions. “Our world is becoming unhinged. Geopolitical tensions are rising. Global challenges are mounting. And we seem incapable of coming together to respond.” How can world leaders effectively address and navigate these challenges? Are we witnessing a rising under-current in the world's political landscape, fundamentally reshaping global dynamics? Host Ge Anna is joined by Dr Timothy Kerswell, Research Fellow at Advanced Institute of Global and Contemporary China Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Dr George Tzogopoulos, Director of the EU-China Programmes and Senior Research Fellow, European Institute of Nice; Prof Qu bo, China Foreign Affairs University.
9/22/202352 minutes, 1 second
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Behind Poland’s decision to stop supplying weapons to Ukraine

① China’s vice president has hailed the Global Development Initiative as a success in promoting cooperation and incubating new economic momentum. What does the initiative tell us about China’s worldview on international affairs? (00:55) ②Poland says it is no longer supplying weapons to Ukraine, as a diplomatic dispute over grain escalates. Does this raise questions about the sustainability of the support to Ukraine? (13:33) ③Top leaders of the US and Israel vow to work together to normalize Israel-Saudi relations, but Saudi Arabia says Palestinians would be important in any deal to normalize ties with Israel. Which party has more urgency to see a normalization deal? (24:37) ④Boeing has predicted that China will receive 20% of the world's new commercial airplane deliveries over the next 20 years. (35:41) ⑤China has accused the US of infiltrating Huawei servers beginning in 2009. What’s correlation between the alleged hacking and the US sanctions against the firm? (45:29)
9/21/202352 minutes, 55 seconds
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Online Safety Bill: UK’s efforts to crack down on harmful social media content

①We take a look at a new round of China-Russia strategic security consultation in Moscow. (00:55) ②The war in Ukraine has figured prominently on the first day of the high-level UN General Debate. (12:33) ③Azerbaijan has launched a military operation in the disputed mountainous region of Nagorno-Karabakh, calling it an "anti-terror" measure. We explore the reasons behind the resurgence of violence in the region. (24:45) ④Eurozone inflation was revised down to 5.2% in August. (35:23) ⑤UK opens a new chapter in digital regulation as parliament passes Online Safety Bill. (44:32)
9/20/202352 minutes, 19 seconds
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How a Sikh activist’s murder triggered diplomatic row between India and Canada

①China’s foreign minister has held talks with Russian counterpart in Moscow. We discuss the timing of Wang Yi’s trip to Russia. (00:53) ②We explore a diplomatic row between India and Canada over allegations linking India to the killing of a Sikh activist in western Canada. (12:59) ③US car workers threaten to expand Detroit strikes. (25:23) ④The US has launched a cooperation initiative with dozens of European, African and American countries touching the Atlantic Ocean. What has prompted the US to do so? (38:01) ⑤We take a look at a radiation concern surrounding iPhone 12 in Europe. (45:25)
9/19/202353 minutes, 9 seconds
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China-ASEAN Expo marks 20 years of enhanced cooperation

①China-ASEAN Expo is underway in Nanning. Chinese Premier Li Qiang says China-ASEAN relations are the most successful model in Asia-Pacific cooperation. (00:40) ②Senior Chinese and US officials meet in Malta for "substantive and constructive" talks. (13:20) ③The Summit of the Group of 77 and China has concluded with emphasis on empowering the Global South. (24:34) ④Okinawa Governor is visiting Geneva to oppose the relocation of a US military base in Japan. (32:26) ⑤China posted better-than-expected economic data in August. (40:47)
9/18/202352 minutes, 2 seconds
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Panel: Geopolitics behind a planned India-Middle East-Europe trade corridor

Plans are underway to build a new trade corridor connecting India to Europe via the Middle East. US, India, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates announced the project during the recent G20 summit. The European Union, France, Italy and Germany are also involved. In this edition of the program, we explore the geopolitics behind this project, as well as the prospect of the actual constructions surrounding it. Host Ding Heng is joined by Mohammed Saqib, CEO of the Bureau of Research on Industry and Economic Fundamentals, a New Delhi-based consultancy; Guy Burton, Adjunct Professor at the Department of International Affairs, Vesalius College in Brussels; Yin Zhiguang, Professor of International Politics at Fudan University.
9/15/202352 minutes, 30 seconds
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What led to elevation of China Venezuela relationship?

① What factors led to the elevation of the China-Venezuela relationship to an all-weather strategic partnership? (00:55) ② Cambodian PM Hun Manet is in China on his first official trip abroad since taking office last month. What to expect? (14:58) ③China releases a proposal on the reform and development of global governance. How might it shape the future of international cooperation? (24:42) ④China expresses serious concerns and strong dissatisfaction on EU's anti-subsidy probe into Chinese EV. What could be the consequences of the move for EU EV market? (34:32)
9/14/202352 minutes, 11 seconds
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What to expect from China's cross-Straits integrated development zone

① China plans to establish Fujian Province as a demonstration zone for fostering integrated development across the Taiwan Straits. (00:51) ② U.S. House speaker calls for an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, alleging corruption within the Biden family. (15:00) ③ Russian President Vladimir Putin says Western countries are destroying the international financial relations system. (24:45) ④ Japan PM reshuffles the cabinet to boost his government's declining popularity. (35:00)
9/13/202352 minutes, 30 seconds
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How Zambian president's China visit strengthen ties?

① How did the Zambian president's China visit enhance mutual understanding and strengthen ties? (00:51) ② What factors contributed to the remarkable growth of China's new energy vehicle sector this year? (13:27) ③ Why EU decide to cut its economic growth forecasts for the Eurozone in 2023, 2024? (26:02) ④ What is the significance of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's visit to Russia? (35:21) ⑤ Why Japan is urged to accept strict international supervision for the disposal of Fukushima's nuclear-contaminated water into the sea? (43:08)
9/12/202351 minutes, 30 seconds
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How does China revitalize its Northeastern region?

① Chinese President Xi Jinping stresses striving for full revitalization of Northeast China. (00:47) ② Venezuelan President says Shenzhen’s development experience is constructive for his country. (16:32) ③ Devastating earthquake jolts Morocco, more than 2,000 killed. (24:53) ④ China’s August consumer prices edge higher, highlighting the nation's ongoing recovery in the consumer market. (35:27) ⑤ Is enhanced relationship between Vietnam and U.S. primarily symbolic? (45:27)
9/11/202352 minutes, 59 seconds
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Is the Group of 20 still pursuing its original mission?

Leaders from the Group of 20 world top economies have just concluded their summit in the Indian capital of New Dehli. While national governments shared common concerns over issues like food, energy, supply chains, their positions over the war in Ukraine were polarized. Some western leaders tried to pull the global south into their camp but failed. What's the G20 platform for? Is it still pursuing the mission of improving global governance set by leaders of these countries when they first gathered in Washington in 2008? Host Liu Kun is joined by Swaran Singh, Professor of International Relations at Jawaharlal Nehru University; Zhang Baohui, Professor of Government and International Affairs, Lingnan University in Hong Kong.
9/10/202325 minutes
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Panel: ASEAN's mandate to foster growth

The 43rd Summit and meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, have just concluded in Jakarta, Indonesia. Under the theme of "ASEAN Matters: Epicentrum of Growth," the meetings provided platforms for leaders of ASEAN countries, as well their Asian and western counterparts, to discuss ways of building a stronger regional economic powerhouse. What has made ASEAN the promised land for growth? To focus on the economy, how should ASEAN countries maintain geopolitical stability in the region? How can China and ASEAN work with each other to unleash more development potential? Host Liu Kun is joined by Timo Kivimaki, Professor of International Relations at University of Bath; Bunn Nagara, Director and Senior Fellow, BRI Caucus for Asia-Pacific, and Honorary Fellow at Perak Academy; Rong Ying, Vice President and Senior Research Fellow, at the China Institute of International Studies.
9/8/202351 minutes, 53 seconds
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Can China and Australia rebuild trust and improve ties?

①Chinese premier Li Qiang calls for prioritizing development in regional cooperation. (00:46) ②Pakistani Ambassador to China praises the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, calling it a corridor of hope and opportunities. (14:21) ③China and Australia hold first high-level dialogue in three years. How can the two countries rebuild trust and improve ties? (24:56) ④The European Commission imposes stricter rules on "gatekeeper" tech giants. How does that reflect the changing landscape of tech governance and the evolving role of governments in digital economies? (33:22) ⑤Is India changing its name to Bharat? (43:20)
9/7/202351 minutes, 29 seconds
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The future of China-ASEAN cooperation

①Chinese Premier Li Qiang says China-ASEAN cooperation will stay firm as long as both sides keep to the right path. (00:41) ②Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health China remains committed to China's market (12:26) ③Caixin PMI shows China's services sector growth slows. (24:58) ④The UK's second largest city has effectively declared itself bankrupt. What are the reasons? (53:36) ⑤Saudi Arabia will extend its voluntary cut of 1 million barrels per day until the end of the year. What does this mean for the global oil market? (43:22)
9/6/202351 minutes, 34 seconds
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Can Black Sea grain deal be restored?

① The 43rd ASEAN Summit opens in Jakarta. What key issues will dominate the discussions? (00:42) ② Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have met in Sochi. Can the Black Sea grain deal be restored? (13:43) ③ Israeli scholar at CIFTIS: robotics industry could help to foster China's high-quality economic development (23:34) ④ Tesla shows off restyled Model 3 sedan at CIFTIS. (34:03) ⑤ Japan tells the WTO that China's seafood ban over Fukushima water is "unacceptable", while China says its move is fully legitimate. (43:50)
9/5/202351 minutes, 38 seconds
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How will China foster private sector growth?

①China will set up a special bureau to support the private economy. How significant is the role of the private sector in China's economy? (00:38) ②China's first-tier cities ease mortgage rules. What impact will this have on China's property market? (12:55) ③Irish diplomat says the country hopes to deepen cooperation with China in agriculture and sustainable development. (23:47) ④What is driving Nigeria's contemplation of G20 membership? (32:32) ⑤China's rural football league will collaborate with English Premier League to boost exchanges in the sports sector. (42:31)
9/4/202350 minutes, 52 seconds
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Panel: Landmark science agreement caught in the middle of US-China tensions

A landmark science and technology agreement between the U.S. and China has narrowly escaped termination. Rather than renewing it for another five-year period, the Biden administration made a last-minute decision to extend it for six months. At its core, science thrives on collaboration. Researchers come together driven by shared interests, their efforts directed toward advancing humanity. In a world increasingly molded by technological progress, can we truly afford to let political tensions overshadow scientific cooperation, especially between two scientific powerhouses like the U.S. and China? Host Zhao Ying is joined by Zhao Hai, Director of International Political Studies at the National Institute for Global Strategy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Caroline Wagner, Professor at The Ohio State University; Tian Xia, Professor of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles; and Mark Cohen, Asia IP Project director at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology.
9/1/202351 minutes, 42 seconds
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Beninese President Patrice Talon visits China

①Beninese President Patrice Talon is on a state visit to China. What issues top his agenda?(00:47) ②The military junta in Gabon has named the head of the presidential guard as the transitional leader of the country following a coup. What's the latest? (13:24) ③Latest figures from the IAEA show that China is now the breakaway global leader in new nuclear construction.(25:00) ④The purchasing managers' index for China's manufacturing sector came in at 49.7 in August, up from 49.3 in July.(35:36) ⑤North Korea has fired two short-range ballistic missiles in a drill simulating a "nuclear strike" on targets in South Korea.(45:30)
8/31/202352 minutes, 34 seconds
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British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly visits China

①Chinese Premier Li Qiang has met visiting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo in Beijing. What has been achieved by both sides during Raimondo’s visit in China? (00:53) ②British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has made a visit to China. What is the current state of UK-China relationship? (16:37) ③It's been two years this August 30th since the United States completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan. How has Afghanistan recovered from the 20-year-long war in the past two years? (22:43) ④The number of available jobs in the United States has dropped for the third consecutive month.(33:03) ⑤China’s envoy to Japan has reiterated China's firm opposition to Japan's ocean discharge of nuclear-contaminated wastewater from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. (43:20)
8/30/202350 minutes, 32 seconds
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China, U.S. to establish new dialogues on trade, export control

①China and U.S. have agreed to establish new dialogues on trade, export control, among others. What are the details? (00:46) ②A U.S. federal judge has set March 4, 2024 as the trial date for former President Donald Trump on charges of attempting to overturn the 2020 election.(14:36) ③More than half of the industrial robots installed worldwide are in China.(26:00) ④Huawei's newly released Mate 60 series features pioneering satellite-phone function. How does that work? (36:15) ⑤Officials in Nigeria and Greece have demanded the return of treasures after thousands of items were stolen from the British Museum.(45:03)
8/29/202353 minutes, 47 seconds
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Chinese President Xi Jinping stresses greater efforts to build beautiful Xinjiang

①Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed the need for greater effort in grasping the strategic positioning of Xinjiang and in building a beautiful Xinjiang. What are the details? (00:46) ②China has cut its stamp duty on securities trading by half.(10:38) ③Chinese Commerce Minister Wang Wentao has met with visiting U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo in Beijing. What could be achieved? (24:31) ④Libya has suspended Foreign Minister Najla Mangoush after Israel said its Foreign Minister had met the Libyan Foreign Minister despite the countries not having formal relations.(34:20) ⑤A new round of negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan has kicked off in Cairo over the long-running dispute regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.(44:23)
8/28/202352 minutes, 24 seconds
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BRICS: the Voice of the Global South

The BRICS welcomes six new members from three different continents to join the group of emerging economies. The countries are Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. Their membership will take effect on Jan. 1 2024. What will the expanded bloc bring to the international stage? How could they collectively shape the global economic and political landscape? Host Ge Anna is joined by Chen Weihua, Chief China Daily EU Bureau and former Chief Correspondent of Washington, DC; Swaran Singh, Professor of International Relations at Jawaharlal Nehru University; Pearl Buthelezi, a South African journalist.
8/25/202352 minutes, 32 seconds
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BRICS’s new members

①The BRICS has decided to extend membership invitations to six countries. What do these countries have in common? (00:53) ②China has suspended imports of Japanese aquatic products after Japan started to release nuclear-contaminated water from Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. Has China taken a responsible action? (12:56) ③The US is seeking a six-month extension to a decades-old science and technology agreement with China. What’s the prospect of a long-term extension of the deal? (25:01) ④An Indian spacecraft has made historic landing at Moon's South Pole. (33:53) ⑤Brazil has made a proposal to Argentina, looking to secure Chinese yuan guarantees for Brazilian exports to the neighboring country. Why has Brazil chosen the Chinese currency in the proposal? (44:22)
8/24/202352 minutes, 44 seconds
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The spirit of Xi Jinping’s address at BRICS summit

①President Xi Jinping addresses the BRICS summit: development as an inalienable right of all countries, expansion of BRICS for a more equitable international order, etc. We discuss the spirits of his address. (00:57) ②U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo meets Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. ahead of her China trip. (11:56) ③South Korea has held its first nationwide air defense drills in six years amid growing tensions with North Korea. Does this indicate that the tensions on the Korean Peninsula have reached a new high since 2017? (25:12) ④We look at how Japan’s trade with Russia continues despite Japan following the US and Europe in sanctioning Russia. (34:24) ⑤China is carrying out an anti-corruption campaign in the healthcare sector. (43:56)
8/23/202352 minutes, 54 seconds
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Xi Jinping’s state visit to South Africa

①President Xi Jinping says the China-South Africa relationship has entered a golden era, and it is increasingly generating a global influence. Does he have a point? (00:55) ②The Central American Parliament has voted to expel Taiwan as a permanent observer, replacing it with the Chinese mainland. What could Beijing bring to the parliament and the region? (13:50) ③Chinese premier has stressed faster development of digital economy. (25:24) ④Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has returned to the country for the first time after more than 15 years in self-exile. We look at the political timing of his return. (35:45) ⑤Organizers of the Paris Olympics have vowed to redouble efforts to clean up the Seine River after a few recent test events were cancelled due to pollution. (44:40)
8/22/202352 minutes, 39 seconds
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Is there a new era of US-Japan-South Korea trilateral partnership?

①Chinese President Xi Jinping has embarked on a four-day trip to South Africa to attend a BRICS summit and pay a state visit to the country. We discuss the things at stake during his trip. (00:56) ②We take a look at a recent trilateral summit between the US, Japan and South Korea. Is there really such thing as "a new era of trilateral partnership"? (14:39) ③The cultural and tourism market in China has been surging this summer, with packed tourist attractions and record-high box office. (24:50) ④The Netherlands and Denmark have confirmed plans to provide Ukraine with more than 40 F-16 fighter jets. How to assess the realistic meaning of the transfers to Ukraine? (34:59) ⑤Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says succession plans are "back on track" with the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. (45:44)
8/21/202352 minutes, 30 seconds
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Panel: Who is making trouble in the Taiwan Straits?

Taiwan deputy leader Lai Ching-te has returned home after making two controversial stopovers in the Unites States in a week-long trip. Beijing has condemned the stopovers, accusing “Taiwan independence” forces of dragging the island into war and calamity. Because Latin America is home to most of Taiwan’s so-called remaining diplomatic allies, a trip to these countries with US transits is a trick for some Taiwan politicians to politically engage with the US. What has Lai Ching-te attempted to pursue during the stopover? And who is destroying peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits? Host Ding Heng is joined by Dr. Liu Kuangyu, Researcher with the Institute of Taiwan Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Harry Targ, Emeritus Professor of Political Science and International Relations with Purdue University; Duncan McFarland from the Peace and Solidarity Commission of the Communist Party USA.
8/18/202352 minutes, 32 seconds
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What innovative measures drive China's economic growth?

① Chinese premier outlines measures to meet economic goals. What are the innovative measures driving China's economic growth? (00:47) ② China, Vietnam vow to jointly safeguard peace of South China Sea. (13:44) ③ Beijing stands firm against Washington's tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. How China defend its economic interests? (24:18) ④ China ramps up efforts in robotics applications. How this high-tech endeavor reshaping industries in China? (34:24) ⑤ Why Beijing, Barcelona, Toronto ranked as most suitable cities for remote work? (44:52)
8/17/202352 minutes, 2 seconds
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Will China take the lead as top global auto exporter by 2023 end?

① Will China overtake Japan as the world's leading auto exporter by 2023 end? Moody's Analytics predicts a shift in global dynamics. (00:55) ② How China vitalizing rural economies? Unveils three-year plan to commercialize 90% of its counties. (14:06) ③ Argentina devalues peso after far-right candidate wins primary. What does the future hold? (24:46) ④ Sudan ‘spiralling out of control’ as 1 million flee country, UN warns. (33:49) ⑤ China's summer railway transportation is expected to surpass the pre-pandemic level. (43:16)
8/16/202352 minutes, 20 seconds
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How has China balanced development and environment?

① Xi urges continuous push for ecological civilization. How has China balanced development and environment? (00:48) ② What does the steady recovery of China's value-added industrial output in the first 7 months signify? (16:35) ③ BRICS Summit preparations at an advanced stage: South Africa’s BRICS Amb. (24:06) ④ What propelled the UAE and India to ditch the dollar in crude oil trade? (34:50) ⑤ What's behind China's record-breaking summer box office earnings as domestic movies take the lead? (43:21)
8/15/202354 minutes, 12 seconds
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Chinese FM’s trip to Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia: What does the future hold?

① Chinese FM’s trip to Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia: What does the future hold? (00:47) ② China's State Council stresses optimizing foreign investment environment. (13:40) ③ China expresses strong opposition with the US over a "stopover" by a Taiwan independence agitator. (21:53) ④ Hawaii wildfire tragedy spurs reflection on disaster preparedness (32:43) ⑤ Workers in Asia may not be as busy and productive as they seem to be. (43:14)
8/14/202353 minutes, 30 seconds
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Panel: Is Saudi Arabia pursuing strategic autonomy?

Saudi Arabia has attracted international attention with one diplomatic initiative after another – normalization with Iran, peace talks with the Yemeni Houthis, efforts to broker a ceasefire in Sudan, and hosting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during an Arab League Summit, etc. Most recently, Saudi Arabia hosted senior officials from dozens of countries for a summit on peace talks over Ukraine. Some people say things are changing in the Saudi foreign policy, with Riyadh, as an ally of Washington, setting its own agenda and balancing between global players to maximize its own gains. We take a look at Saudi Arabia’s perceived pursuit of strategic autonomy. Host Ding Heng is joined by Greg Barton, Professor of Global Islamic Politics at Deakin University; Dr. Wang Jin, Middle East expert and Associate Professor with Northwest University in Xi'an, China; Dr. Ben Rich, Senior lecturer in International Relations and History at Curtin University.
8/11/202352 minutes, 32 seconds
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What's behind Biden's China investment ban?

①Joe Biden issues executive order restricting U.S. tech investment in China. What does this mean for the interconnected global tech industry? (00:53) ②Former Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso made a provocative visit to China's Taiwan region. What could be the underlying agenda? (17:47) ③A presidential candidate in Ecuador has been shot dead during a campaign rally. We delve deeper into the surge in crime and violence in the country. (24:33) ④Expert says BRICS growing as an alternative voice for global south. (32:42) ⑤China resumes group tours to the U.S., Japan and other key markets. How will this contribute to the recovery of the global tourism industry? (41:55)
8/10/202351 minutes, 8 seconds
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What's behind TSMC's plan to build a factory in Germany?

①China's UN mission releases a working paper on Fukushima nuclear-contaminated wastewater issue. We delve deeper into the concerns surrounding Japan's discharging plan. (00:54) ②Moody's downgrades the credit ratings of ten regional banks in the US. (13:09) ③TSMC announces plan to build a semiconductor plant in Germany. What's behind the decision? (24:03) ④China drafts rules to restrict facial recognition technology. We bring you more on China's efforts in safeguarding personal information in the digital era. (33:07) ⑤Scientists confirm that July was the hottest month on record. What are the implications for both the environment and human societies? (41:15)
8/9/202351 minutes
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Ren'ai Jiao clashes between China, Philippines explained

①China calls on the Philippines to remove its illegally grounded vessel. We look at why a rusted-out World War II Philippine warship has been "grounded" in Ren'ai Jiao for over 20 years. (00:48) ②Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi holds phone conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. We provide further insights into the dynamics of China-Russia relations. (14:43) ③China claims 1st place in world auto exports in first half of year. (24:34) ④As Chengdu Universiade comes to a close, we reflect on the most memorable moments from this year's games. (34:29) ⑤Who will win the Musk vs. Zuckerberg cage fight? (43:21)
8/8/202351 minutes, 37 seconds
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What has been achieved in Saudi-hosted Ukraine peace talks?

①Saudi Arabia hosts talks on Ukraine crisis. Has progress been made in paving the way for peace? (00:40) ②China lifts anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Australian barley. What does it mean for economic ties between the two countries? (12:36) ③China welcomes EU foreign policy chief's visit this autumn. What can we expect? (24:30) ④Apple announces Q3 results with 1% decline in revenue. (32:35) ⑤Optimism among US small business owners is at 10-year low. What could be the reasons behind this? (41:34)
8/7/202351 minutes, 36 seconds
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Panel: Are we in the era of "global boiling"?

Climate scientists say this past July was likely the hottest month on record and possibly the warmest in 120,000 years. It comes as heat waves sizzle across large swathes of Europe, North America and Asia. In the meantime, heavy rains have led to deadly floodings across the world. The Chinese capital Beijing recorded its heaviest rainfall over the past few days since records began 140 years ago. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that the world has entered the "era of global boiling". What has been driving such extreme weather events worldwide? Is climate change to blame? Host Zhao Ying is joined by Peter Newman, Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University, and a lead author at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Michael Mehling, Deputy Director of the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research; and Wu Changhua, CEO of Beijing Future Innovation Center and Executive Director of Professional Association for China's Environment.
8/4/202352 minutes, 47 seconds
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Why G20 fail to agree on the climate crisis?

① Chinese FM: G20 fails to agree on climate crisis due to introduction of geopolitical issues by certain countries. (00:49) ② Chinese firms continue to dominate this year's Fortune Global 500. (16:42) ③ AMD considers making a specific A.I. chip for China to comply with export controls. (24:54) ④ Trump indicted with a high support rate. How will it impact the 2024 presidential election? (34:27) ⑤ China to upgrade "minor mode" to create a safe, healthy network environment for juveniles. (45:45)
8/3/202352 minutes, 3 seconds
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Can U.S. “responsibly manage the bilateral relationship” with China?

① Senior Chinese and US diplomats discuss how to “responsibly manage the bilateral relationship.” (00:52) ② China’s central bank vows to use multiple policy tools to ensure a steady economic recovery. (13:27) ③ Argentina makes part of its debt payments to the IMF in the Chinese Yuan. (24:40) ④ Fitch downgrades the U.S. credit rating following concerns over the erosion of governance and its debt burden. (32:47) ⑤ TSMC delays chip factory opening in the U.S. due to a skilled worker shortage. (42:32)
8/2/202352 minutes, 17 seconds
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China makes all-out relief efforts after being hit by heavy rains

① Chinese President orders the all-out rescue of people missing, trapped in floods, and geological disasters. (00:57) ② China announces export controls on civilian drones to safeguard national security and interests. What could this mean for the future of technology? (14:41) ③ China unveils detailed measures to bolster the private economy. How will they supercharge Chinese economic growth? (24:57) ④ How will the US' latest military aid to Taiwan island further endanger peace in the Straits? (35:09)
8/1/202352 minutes, 31 seconds
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What dominates China-France economic talks?

① France opposes "decoupling" after economic talks with China. (00:56) ② China's economic planner unveils 20 measures to boost domestic spending in 2023. (11:43) ③ China and Pakistan celebrate the Decade of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. (24:38) ④ The Chinese Defence Ministry says Japan's increasing military expansion poses significant challenges to regional and global peace. (35:37) ⑤ Australia-U.S Ministerial Consultations raise concerns over regional peace as they prioritise militarization. (44:27)
7/31/202352 minutes, 4 seconds
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Panel: China maps out economic route for 2nd half of 2023

China’s top leadership held a meeting to analyze the current economic situation and laid out a roadmap to guide economic work for the second half of the year. How will China's economy develop in the remainder of the year? What are the priorities of the Central Committee’s plan? Host Ge Anna is joined by  Dr. Zhou Mi, Senior Research Fellow with the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation;  Dr. Yao Shujie, Chueng Kong Professor of Economics at Chongqing University; Dr. Ilaf Elard, Associate Professor of Practice in Economics and Core Faculty Member at the Centre for Data Science and A.I. at NYU Shanghai.
7/28/202352 minutes, 30 seconds
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What is Russia looking for in Africa?

①A Chinese government delegation has joined North Korean commemorations of Korean War armistice. What’s the message from Beijing? (00:54) ②African leaders are in the Russian city of St. Petersburg for a two-day summit with President Vladimir Putin. What is Russia looking for in Africa? (24:48) ③The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates by a quarter-percentage point to a 22-year high, as it continues a fight against inflation. (24:59) ④In the West African country of Niger, soldiers have announced a coup on national TV. We explore the factors leading to the coup. (31:11) ⑤Document on demonstration zone in Fujian Province will boost cross-Strait integration: Scholar. (42:23)
7/27/202352 minutes, 30 seconds
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China’s vision for Global South cooperation

①Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi has proposed four points on strengthening cooperation in the Global South: eliminating conflicts, common development, openness, unity. We look at China’s Global South diplomacy. (00:54) ②US secretary of state Antony Blinken has used a trip to Tonga to criticize China's behavior in the South Pacific region. Is his comment a repetition of a cliché about China? (14:34) ③The IMF has lifted global growth forecast, but economic challenges persist. (24:59) ④Is Beijing making use of a 1971 UN General Assembly resolution to exclude Taipei from participating in international organizations? (35:24) ⑤The US Department of Education has opened a formal probe into Harvard University over a practice of favoring undergraduate applicants who are related to alumni or big donors. We look at a debate about equitable access to higher education opportunities in the US. (45:20)
7/26/202352 minutes, 44 seconds
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Israel’s divisive judicial overhaul continues

①Senior leaders of the Communist Party of China have held a meeting to set out the economic work for the second half of the year. We take a look at the main messages from the meeting. (00:51) ②We look at the future of the China-Cambodia relations in the wake of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s general election victory. (14:21) ③The Israeli parliament has passed a law stripping the Supreme Court of the power to block government decisions. Why has Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu resumed judicial overhaul? (25:03) ④China says it regrets the curbs on exports of Japanese chip-making technology. What will Japan gain in return by aligning with the US chip restrictions on China? (36:17) ⑤NASA scientists say 2024 will probably be hotter than this year because of El Niño. (44:26)
7/25/202352 minutes, 44 seconds
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What's behind the growing interest from emerging economies in joining BRICS?

①The 13th Meeting of BRICS National Security Advisers and High Representatives on National Security takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa. What issues are being discussed? (00:49) ②General election results in Spain leave the future of the next government up in the air. We bring you more on the possible scenarios for Spain's future political landscape. (12:40) ③G20 bloc fails to reach agreement on cutting fossil fuels. What are the key sticking points? (24:21) ④China surpasses the US in unicorn businesses. (34:16) ⑤The 31st summer edition of the World University Games is set to kick off this week in Chengdu. What to expect? (43:16)
7/24/202351 minutes, 27 seconds
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Panel: India’s manufacturing future

Over the years, opportunities have popped up for India's ambition to turn itself into a manufacturing hub. Donald Trump’s trade war and the pandemic have prompted multinationals to diversify supply chains. Like Vietnam, India is a primary destination when companies seek to relocate part of their productions out of China. That’s why Foxconn’s recent exit from an ambitious project to build one of India’s first chip factories looks a little surprising. While Indian officials claim that the news changes nothing about India’s semiconductor manufacturing goals, it raises questions about the ease of doing business if foreign investors participate in India’s manufacturing development. What obstacles does India have to get rid of on its road to being a manufacturing hub? Host Ding Heng is joined by Mohammed Saqib, Secretary General of the India China Economic and Cultural Council; Dr. Timothy Kerswell from Chinese University of Hong Kong; Professor Yao Shujie from Chongqing University.
7/21/202352 minutes, 18 seconds
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What does it take to improve strained China U.S. ties?

① Chinese President meets with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in Beijing. (00:48) ② China issues guidelines on promoting the development of the private economy. (24:53) ③ Thailand is set to hold another vote for prime minister next week, excluding Pita from the renomination. (34:12) ④ China to thrive under Women's World Cup pressure, says captain Wang Shanshan. (45:39)
7/20/202353 minutes
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How critical are next five years in construction of Beautiful China?

① Chinese President says the next five years are crucial for building a Beautiful China. (00:49) ② China, Algeria vow to expand cooperation and support each other's core interests. (11:12) ③ EU and CELAC held their first summit in 8 years, with divergence in political stances. (21:10) ④ What makes Europe poorer, U.S. richer? (41:40)
7/19/202349 minutes, 11 seconds
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Solomon Islands PM tells US, Australia to respect sovereignty

① Solomon Islands PM hits back at criticism of deepening ties with China. (00:53) ② American chip CEOs calls on the Biden administration to refrain from further China curbs. (15:38) ③ China's remarkable progress in ecological civilization is a model for sustainable development, former UN environment diplomat. (26:50) ④ Moscow officially halts its participation in the Black Sea grain export agreement. (37:29) ⑤ Erdogan aims to deepen economic ties with Gulf nations. (46:59)
7/18/202352 minutes, 58 seconds
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Will China, U.S. make tangible headway towards climate action?

① Chinese, U.S. climate envoys hold talks in Beijing. (00:54) ② Chinese economy expands 5.5% in H1. (24:31) ③ Algerian President begins state visit to China to deepen comprehensive strategic partnership. (34:18) ④ EU's foreign policy chief says the EU's "de-risking" measures are not aimed at China, nor are they designed to hinder its development. (44:43)
7/17/202352 minutes, 1 second
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Panel: What does the division within NATO revealed in Vilnius summit tell us?

At the latest summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, NATO leaders faced the critical issue of whether and when to admit Ukraine into the organization. While some NATO members, for example the Baltic states, vehemently backed Ukraine's NATO bid, the U.S. and a few others decided that Ukraine is not ready. Their final joint communique stopped short of handing Kyiv an invitation or a clear timeframe for accession. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called the decision "unprecedented and absurd." What does the internal division tells us about NATO at the moment? How will this decision regarding Ukraine's membership influence the future of the alliance? Host Liu Kun is joined by Shen Dingli, Professor at the Institute of International Studies, Fudan University; Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Founder of The Schiller Institute, a Germany-based political and economic think tank; and Dr. Alexey Muraviev, Associate Professor of National Security and Strategic Studies at Curtin University in Australia.
7/14/202353 minutes, 3 seconds
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What does the future hold for China-ASEAN cooperation?

①NATO declares Ukraine will be invited to join the alliance, but has refrained from offering a timetable. (00:47) ②Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi says China and ASEAN are pushing ahead with free trade area talks. (9:40) ③An expert panelist from the Pacific Islands Forum has criticized the IAEA report on Japan's discharge of nuclear-contaminated wastewater. (22:20) ④China's foreign trade grew by 2.1 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2023. (32:04) ⑤China releases preliminary plan for manned lunar mission. (42:05)
7/13/202349 minutes, 45 seconds
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Why is NATO expanding its reach to Asia-Pacific?

①Why is NATO expanding its reach to the Asia-Pacific region? (00:43) ②China launches the world's first methane-powered rocket. How important is this breakthrough? (14:37) ③Foxconn pulls out of a $19 billion chipmaking project in India. What impact will this have on India's tech manufacturing goals? (24:34) ④US officially rejoins UNESCO, five years after Trump's withdrawal. (32:18) ⑤OECD report says world job market is on brink of AI revolution. (42:48)
7/12/202351 minutes, 59 seconds
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China's strategic ties with Solomon Islands

①China and the Solomon Islands have announced the launch of a comprehensive strategic partnership, as the Pacific island country’s prime minister pays a visit to China. (00:47) ②NATO leaders are convening in Lithuania for their annual summit as internal divisions over critical issues remain among members of the alliance. (14:20) ③The Myanmar crisis is topping the agenda at a two-day ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting in Indonesia. Are ASEAN’s founding principles being tested by this issue? (25:25) ④Huawei unveils new AI model Pangu 3.0 in ChatGPT rush, aiming to reshape various industries. (35:06) ⑤China's cyberspace regulator has mulled thirteen new rules to strengthen the management of "self-media". Is it a necessary step? (45:49)
7/11/202353 minutes, 18 seconds
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What are the key takeaways from Janet Yellen's trip to China?

①US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen wraps up her four-day visit to China. What are the major takeaways? (00:46) ②Russia condemns Washington's decision to send cluster munitions to Ukraine. What are cluster munitions and why are they so controversial? (24:59) ③China's inflation remains stable in June. (34:14) ④Bangladesh says it is not subservient to any country. We delve into the country's approach to foreign policy and its relations with major powers. (43:40)
7/10/202352 minutes
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Panel: Is the dollar's supremacy under challenge?

For decades, the U.S. dollar has been the king of currencies. Yet high inflation, geopolitical tensions, and sanctions imposed by America and its allies have prompted a growing number of countries to seek alternative options. Will the U.S. dollar continue to be the world's most influential currency, or are we witnessing the beginning of the end for dollar hegemony? And what role does China play in reshaping the international monetary system? Host Zhao Ying is joined by Arpita Chatterjee, Associate Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and the University of New South Wales; Dr. Zhou Mi, Senior Research Fellow at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation; and Ilaf Elard, Associate Professor of Practice in Economics at New York University Shanghai.
7/7/202352 minutes, 48 seconds
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is in Beijing for talks

①Chinese President Xi Jinping urges for vision, openness and cooperation in China-UK relations in a letter to an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of the "Icebreaking Mission" in China-UK trade.(00:53) ②U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is in Beijing for talks. What are the issues on her agenda? (13:00) ③U.S. President Joe Biden showed support for Sweden's entry into NATO in talks with visiting Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson.(24:55) ④Experts, scholars, and officials from international organizations worldwide are gathering in Geneva, Switzerland, to identify practical AI solutions to accelerate progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.(33:35) ⑤China's education minister responds to college graduate employment issue.(43:20)
7/6/202351 minutes, 30 seconds
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IAEA: report on Fukushima wastewater plan neither recommendation nor endorsement

①The International Atomic Energy Agency says its report on Japan's plan to release radioactive wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear power plant is neither a recommendation nor an endorsement.(00:50) ②China's Caixin services PMI eased to 53.9 in June, remaining in expansion territory for the sixth straight month.(12:30) ③Russia restates a demand for its state agricultural bank to be reconnected to the global SWIFT payment system to avert the collapse of the Black Sea grain deal.(24:50) ④U.S. Department of Education has announced new plans for student loan forgiveness after U.S. Supreme Court struck down Biden’s plan for student loan forgiveness.(34:20) ⑤Large parts of China experience an intense heatwave that has arrived early.(43:58)
7/5/202352 minutes, 30 seconds
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Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses SCO summit

①Chinese President Xi Jinping says the trend of peace, development, and cooperation is irreversible when addressing a virtual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.(00:50) ②China expresses regret over the IAEA's report on Fukushima's nuclear waste disposal plan. What are the controversies regarding Japan's plan? (12:50) ③Palestine says it is suspending all contacts with Israel following Israeli raids in the West Bank. What are the details? (25:10) ④China restricts the export of gallium and germanium, two components for manufacturing chips and radar systems.(34:20) ⑤Argentina has for the first time opted for the Chinese currency yuan to settle part of its debt with the International Monetary Fund.(41:00)
7/4/202352 minutes, 32 seconds
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen visits China this week

①U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen visits China this week. What will be on her agenda? (00:50) ②French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a special security meeting over the weekend and canceled a state visit to Germany amid ongoing national unrest.(13:00) ③China resumes cross-border electricity exports to Vietnam amid the Southeast Asian country's power crunch.(25:18)④Austria plans to join the European Sky Shield defense system. Will that violate the country's military neutrality? (35:48) ⑤A new report lists Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen as the top 3 Chinese cities in attracting talented professionals.(46:10)
7/3/202353 minutes, 1 second
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Panel: The growing appeal of the BRICS group

Twenty-two years after former Goldman Sachs banker Jim O'Neill coined the "BRICS" term, the grouping of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa now accounts for 40% of the world population and 25% of global GDP. In the past few months, countries like Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh and others have queued up to join the group or its New Development Bank. Talks on whether BRICS should have its own currency have also emerged. What's behind the growing appeal of the BRICS group? How does it contribute to the betterment of global governance? Host Liu Kun is joined by Reon van der Merwe, Regional Programs Associate for the Southern African Youth Forum; Renato Baumann, professor at the Department of Economics, Universidade de Brasília; Lu Xiankun, former senior trade diplomat of China, and founder of a think tank on the WTO based in Geneva; and Dr. Dai Yonghong, Director, Institute of Global Governance and Area Studies, Shenzhen University, China.
6/30/202352 minutes, 27 seconds
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China's first foreign policy law

①China has passed a foreign relations law to better safeguard its national security and development interests. Why is it a key step to improve the rule of law in China's foreign affairs? (00:58) ②UNCDF official says China's digital financial inclusion expertise can benefit Global South. (13:51) ③A report by a San Francisco-based NGO expects China to reach its 2030 goal on wind and solar power five years ahead of time. What enables China to shore up its position as the world leader in renewable power? (26:40) ④We take a look at how rumors about Xinjiang are causing trouble for a group of American fashion influencers. (36:19) ⑤We explore the anger and unrest in the Paris region after police killed a teenager in traffic stop. (46:35)
6/29/202353 minutes, 46 seconds
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The continued inhuman treatment at Guantanamo Bay detention center

①A United Nations investigator has reported that prisoners face ongoing cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment at the detention center of the US naval station in Guantánamo Bay. We explore some of the findings in this report. (00:55) ②Why does Hungary’s foreign minister warn that decoupling, or even de-risking, from China would be an act of suicide for Europe? (15:17) ③Oxford scholar at the 2023 Summer Davos: China takes the lead in shaping global narratives on entrepreneurship. (26:41) ④A new report says China had 357 unicorn companies at the end of 2022, the highest number in the country's history. (35:12) ⑤US President Joe Biden is making a new push to sell his economic agenda to Americans in a bid to win over voters. How many Americans will buy the “Bidenomics” term? (44:45)
6/28/202354 minutes, 28 seconds
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The inspirations from the relations between China and New Zealand

①Addressing the Summer Davos, Chinese Premier Li Qiang struck a bullish tone on China’s economic growth. We discuss some key takeaways from the address. (00:56) ②A conservation with a senior manager of Deloitte on entrepreneurship, small businesses and innovation. (13:55) ③New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins seeks to boost ties in first China visit. Does the China-New Zealand relationship offer any inspiration to other countries in the West? (26:47) ④NATO chief is making a last-ditch effort to bring Sweden into the alliance before a summit next month. (40:42) ⑤The IMF has called on central banks to tolerate a longer period of inflation in order to avert a financial crisis, saying this is an "uncomfortable truth" that must be accepted. We discuss a stark choice between solving a future financial crash among heavily indebted countries and raising interest rates enough to curb stubborn inflation. (46:05)
6/27/202353 minutes, 45 seconds
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US indictments of Chinese firms over fentanyl: Is it arbitrary detention?

①Ahead of the Summer Davos Forum, we speak to the CEO of Eurasian Resources Group on China’s green development, the Belt and Road Initiative, etc. (00:58) ②US and India announced multiple defense and technology deals during Narendra Modi's US visit. What does a closer US-India relationship mean to the Indo-Pacific region? (13:39) ③Beijing has criticized US authorities for charging four Chinese companies and eight individuals with trafficking chemicals used in manufacturing fentanyl (26:45) ④We assess China's Dragon Boat Festival holiday economy. (36:42) ⑤In Greece, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his New Democracy party have won by a landslide in general elections. We explore the reasons behind his easy win. (45:44)
6/26/202354 minutes, 14 seconds
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Panel: Negotiations of a new global financial pact

Attending a major summit in Paris, Chinese Premier Li Qiang called for finding creative solutions to global challenges.Li pledged China would continue to take steps to support its fellow developing countries, including getting engaged in debt relief efforts. The summit hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron aimed to find financial solutions to the interconnected global goals of tackling poverty and climate change. Addressing the meeting, UN chief Antonio Guterres said the global financial system was failing to rise to modern challenges and now “perpetuates and even worsens inequalities”. In fact, it is precisely a widespread complaint about the existing financial system that paved the way for the summit. What kind of financial architecture do we need for the world today? Host Ding Heng is joined by Dr. Lauren Johnston with the China Studies Center, University of Sydney; Professor Michael Powers at Tsinghua University; Professor Zha Daojiong at Peking University.
6/23/202354 minutes, 17 seconds
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Will Macron attend the BRICS summit?

① French President Emmanuel Macron wishes to take part in the BRICS Summit in August. How does that reflect France's broader foreign policy objectives? (00:50) ② What do ASEAN members hope to achieve through their first joint-military exercise in the South China Sea? (14:15) ③ China will facilitate over 3,000 firms to build 5G factories. How to implement such a large-scale plan? (23:15) ④ UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace says he won’t be the next NATO chief. (32:50) ⑤ Australia gives Twitter 28 days to sort out "toxicity and hate." What role should governments play in regulating social media platforms? (40:59)
6/22/202349 minutes, 39 seconds
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China and Germany agree to partner on green development

①China and Germany agree to partner on green development. What are the details? (00:43) ②U.S. President Joe Biden is hosting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a state visit this week in Washington. What are the main issues on their agenda? (12:00) ③China's drug control authority has expressed strong dissatisfaction with the United States' sanctions on Chinese companies and individuals for allegedly involved in drugs.(25:30) ④Bangladesh formally applies to Join BRICS.(34:10) ⑤Production and sales of new energy vehicles grew significantly in China in May.(43:43)
6/21/202353 minutes, 53 seconds
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Where are China-Germany relations headed?

①Chinese Premier Li Qiang is visiting Germany in his first overseas trip since taking office. What issues have been discussed, and what progress has been made in bilateral ties? (00:41) ②China has cut the benchmark lending rate LPR. What impact will it have on the property market? (13:28) ③The UAE and Qatar have reopened embassies after a six-year break in ties. What has led to the easing of Gulf rivalries? (24:36) ④UK lawmakers approve a report which says Boris Johnson misled parliament over Partygate scandal. (32:15) ⑤China's E-commerce platforms report brisk sales for mid-year online shopping festival. (41:13)
6/20/202351 minutes, 8 seconds
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Xi Jinping meets with Blinken: What are the key takeaways?

①President Xi Jinping meets with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Beijing. What significance does it hold for China-US relations? (00:44) ②Chinese Premier Li Qiang is in Germany for his first overseas trip since taking office. What will be on the top of his agenda? (24:55) ③European Central bank hikes interest rates to highest level since 2001. (34:16) ④Foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Iran meet in Tehran amid warming ties. What does it mean for regional peace and stability? (43:51)
6/19/202351 minutes, 59 seconds
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Panel: Can AI be regulated and how?

The birth of generative AI application ChatGPT is transforming work and life, and how we perceive ourselves. Following ChatGPT, global tech giants have presented their own generative AI tools, offering more choices for users and all the while, as some say, unleashing an AI race. While some people are awed by how much the technology can facilitate productivity, others are worried about the risks it presents. Policymakers around the world have thus begun working on regulating AI. So can AI be regulated, and how? Host Liu Kun is joined by Professor Pascale Fung, Director of Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research and Chair Professor at Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering and Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Mengye Ren, Assistant Professor at Department of Computer Science and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University; Edward Lehman, Managing Director of LEHMAN, LEE & Xu Law Firm.
6/16/202351 minutes, 14 seconds
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China and Palestine establish strategic partnership: What's the significance?

①Pesident Xi talks with visiting Palestinian President Abbas in Beijing. How will Xi Jinping's three-point proposal contribute to resolving the Palestinian question? (00:52) ②Today marks the 100-day countdown to the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games. We talk to Hong Kong delegation leader Kenneth Fok, who is also the Vice President of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong. (09:40) ③Chinese economy continued to recover in May. (27:01) ④After ten straight hikes, the US Federal Reserve is leaving interest rates unchanged. (29:24) ⑤Germany unveils first-ever security strategy, labeling China as a rival and competitor to Berlin, but saying that without Beijing, "many global challenges and crises cannot be solved." (40:19)
6/15/202348 minutes, 11 seconds
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Chinese foreign minister’s latest phone call with his US counterpart

①In a phone call with his US counterpart Antony Blinken, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang called on the US to respect China's core concerns. Who should bear the responsibility of the new difficulties that the bilateral relations have encountered this year? (00:54) ②In a White House meeting, neither US President Joe Biden nor NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg offered clarity on who is likely to lead the alliance after Stoltenberg departs later this year. (15:30) ③We look at China's latest policy rate cut and whether it signals possible stimulus. (25:14) ④Donald Trump blasts “evil and heinous abuse of power” after his second indictment. Is he seeking to turn his legal woes into political gains heading into the 2024 election? (34:59) ⑤We explore how billions of dollars in COVID-19 relief aid in the US ended up being stolen or wasted. (43:41)
6/14/202352 minutes, 20 seconds
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How can China play a mediation role in Israel-Palestine conflict?

①Palestinian President Abbas has arrived in China for a state visit. What key issues are expected to be high on his agenda? (00:48) ②NATO begins its largest-ever air exercise. What impact might it have on the on-going Ukraine crisis? (11:55) ③Four years on, STAR Market supports tech enterprise development. (23:54) ④Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson engage in a heated dispute over the honours list. Why does a list trigger such chaos? (33:37) ⑤What factors have contributed to the steady decline in the marriage rate in China? (41:54)
6/13/202350 minutes, 33 seconds
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Exploring the future of China-Honduras relations

①Honduran President Xiomara Castro is on her first visit to China after the two countries established diplomatic ties. We discuss the future of China-Honduras relations.(1:00) ②Saudi Arabia announces billions of dollars in investment deals at the Arab-China summit. What factors have contributed to the growing economic and diplomatic ties between China and Middle Eastern countries? (13:53) ③The Biden administration considers rejoining UNESCO six years after Trump withdrew from it. What's behind the decision? (24:31) ④Donald Trump has been indicted on 37 criminal counts tied to his handling of classified documents. Could he go to prison? (31:58) ⑤What to expect from the Fed's June meeting? (43:12)
6/12/202352 minutes, 2 seconds
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Panel: With a flurry of diplomatic engagements, is a China-US reset on the horizon?

In recent weeks, a glimmer of hope has emerged as Chinese and American officials engage in a flurry of meetings, aiming to mend the cracks in their strained relations. Will there be a thaw in China-US relations, as predicted by US President Joe Biden at the G7 summit? What are the main obstacles hindering effective communication and trust-building between the two countries? Moreover, with prominent business leaders such as Elon Musk and Tim Cook receiving high-profile treatment in China, can trade relations continue to serve as the bedrock of bilateral ties? Host Zhao Ying is joined by Prof. Qu Bo from China Foreign Affairs University, Einar Tangen, Senior Fellow at Taihe Institute, and Harvey Dzodin, Former Vice President of ABC TV network and Senior Fellow of the Center for China and Globalization.
6/9/202352 minutes, 55 seconds
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Honduran President Xiomara Castro is set to visit China

①Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Xie Feng calls for stabilizing bilateral ties. What are the details of his speech? (00:42) ②Honduran President is set to make her first visit to China. What should we expect? (13:38) ③U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Saudi Arabia.(25:08) ④Survey shows most Europeans want to remain neutral in U.S.-China rivalry.(34:00) ⑤China is to hold first nationwide village basketball tournament.(43:00)
6/8/202352 minutes, 55 seconds
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Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for sustained efforts to tackle desertification

①Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for sustained efforts to create new miracles in tackling desertification.(00:47) ②The World Bank lifts world economic outlook, raising China's 2023 forecast to 5.6%. What are the details? (14:30) ③Russia and Ukraine are blaming each other for the destruction of a dam in the Kherson region.(25:30) ④China has strongly criticized Japan's plan to release nuclear-contaminated water into the sea, calling it "extremely irresponsible." (33:56) ⑤Apple enters mixed reality race with Vision Pro headset. What's special about the new gadget? (43:48)
6/7/202353 minutes, 24 seconds
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China's first domestic-built cruise ship leaves building dock

①China's first domestic-built cruise ship has left its dock for the first time. What's the significance? (00:46) ②France has reportedly rejected a NATO proposal to set up an office in the Japanese capital of Tokyo. What are the details? (11:45) ③Diplomats from China and the United States have held discussions in Beijing on refining ties and properly managing differences.(25:30) ④Iran and Saudi Arabia move to further improve ties, with Tehran reopening embassy in Riyadh.(35:50) ⑤Turkey's new finance minister has pledged a return to rational economic policy.(43:30)
6/6/202353 minutes, 24 seconds
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Chinese Defense Minister stresses one-China principle at the Shangri-La Dialogue

①Chinese Defense Minister stresses one-China principle on the Taiwan question and elaborates on China's Global Security Initative at the 20th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. (00:56) ②The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership has come into full implementation after taking effect in the Philippines. What's the significance? (14:30) ③India's railway minister says an error in the electronic signaling system caused the fatal train derailment on Friday. What are the latest? (26:00) ④Iran, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Oman will form a joint navy alliance for security protection in the Persian Gulf. (38:20) ⑤Oil prices have jumped after Saudi Arabia announced it would cut production by another one million barrels per day. (46:00)
6/5/202353 minutes, 30 seconds
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Panel: Unlocking the cosmos: China's Shenzhou-16 and beyond

China has successfully launched a fresh crew into orbit. The Shenzhou-16 spacecraft transported three taikonauts, including China's first civilian space traveler, to the Tiangong space station this week. It marks the first manned mission since the space station entered its application and development stage. How does the mission set the stage for the future objectives of China's space program, particularly the goal of sending humans to the moon by 2030? As multiple nations and organizations increasingly engage in space exploration, how can we safeguard the pursuit of knowledge and foster international cooperation in this evolving landscape? Host Zhao Ying is joined by Xu Yansong, Director of International Cooperation at China National Space Administration; Zhang Fan, Associate Professor of the Astronomy Department at Beijing Normal University; and Professor Quentin Parker, Director of the Laboratory for Space Research at the University of Hong Kong.
6/2/202352 minutes, 47 seconds
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Why does China urge the US to create conditions for military dialogue?

①Responding to reports that China has rejected a US proposal for a defense chiefs’ meeting, China urges the US to create conditions for military dialogue. Why, from China’s perspective, does the responsibility for the current communication difficulties lie with the US? (00:51) ②NATO foreign ministers meet in Norway to debate Ukraine’s status and Sweden's accession. (13:25) ③IAEA team in Japan for final review before the country dumps 1.3 million tons of treated radioactive water into the sea. (26:44) ④China’s foreign ministry criticizes India for giving unfair treatment to Chinese journalists based in India. Does this episode mark further worsening of the bilateral relations? (37:31) ⑤In the US, the House of Representatives has passed a bill to raise the US debt ceiling. (46:58)
6/1/202354 minutes, 29 seconds
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Elon Musk's high-profile China trip

①We take a look at China's efforts to strengthen its international communication. (00:53) ②What’s at stake in Tesla boss Elon Musk’s high-profile China trip? (14:49) ③The world's largest EV maker BYD has taken a step towards building its second assembly plant in Southeast Asia. (26:42) ④Brazil has hosted a South American leaders' summit, with an eye on regional integration. Is it easy to overcome ideological differences and join efforts towards integration? (36:42) ⑤Biden administration's recent Indo-Pacific supply chain deal clashes with American industry groups. (47:26)
5/31/202354 minutes, 28 seconds
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Why is Singapore now Asia’s most expensive city for private property?

①We take a look at China's Shenzhou-16 mission to space station. (00:54) ②Multiple foreign business leaders have recently reaffirmed their commitment to the Chinese market. (13:39) ③Why does South Korea hold its first summit with Pacific islands leaders? (26:38) ④North Korea has announced plans to launch its first military spy satellite in June, describing space-based reconnaissance as crucial for monitoring the "reckless" US military exercises with South Korea. Does this represent major escalation in tensions? (37:24) ⑤Singapore's private home prices have surpassed Hong Kong as the most expensive in Asia Pacific in 2023. We explore the factors behind this phenomenon. (45:39)
5/30/202354 minutes, 16 seconds
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China plans to realize manned lunar landing by 2030

①China plans to realize manned lunar landing by 2030. What are the details that have been revealed? (00:46) ②China's first domestically produced large jetliner has completed its maiden commercial flight from Shanghai to Beijing. How big a progress does this mark for China's aviation industry? (14:30) ③Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won another five-year term in office. What will be his immediate tasks? (25:30) ④U.S. President Joe Biden has struck a deal with Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to try to avert a looming debt default. (35:46) ⑤Media report shows Shanghai-based lender, the BRICS New Development Bank, is in talks with Saudi Arabia on admitting the country as its member. (45:35)
5/29/202353 minutes, 21 seconds
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Panel: Can America contain its fentanyl crisis?

Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid fifty times more potent than heroin, is fueling the worst drug crisis in the US. Preliminary CDC data shows over 109,000 Americans died from fentanyl overdose in 2022, a new record. That’s equivalent to one person dying every five minutes. The skyrocketing death rate and the $1.5 trillion annual cost to the economy are driving a national debate on how to solve the crisis. This week, the House of Representatives passed a bill looking to make permanent harsh criminal penalties on fentanyl-related drugs. However, many health experts don’t support this approach, suggesting it will only make things worse. Host Ding Heng is joined by Professor Joseph Siracusa, Dean of Global Futures with Curtin University; Rick Dunham, former White House reporter of Businessweek, and Co-director of Global Business Journalism Program at Tsinghua University; Harvey Dzodin, Former Vice President of ABC TV network, and Senior Fellow of the Center for China and Globalization.
5/26/202354 minutes, 4 seconds
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Russian PM concludes trip to China. What outcomes have been obtained?

① Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for advancement of all-round cooperation with Russia. (00:52) ② China, Saudi Arabia among others refuse to join a G20 meeting held by India in disputed Kashmir. (12:56) ③ Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declares his 2024 presidential candidacy in Twitter Space. (24:30) ④ Fitch puts US rating on negative watch as debt deadline looms. (33:06)
5/25/202351 minutes, 56 seconds
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With a new ambassador filling the vacancy, where are China-U.S. relations headed?

① China's new ambassador to the U.S. urges bilateral relations to be on the right track. (00:59) ② Australian expert: Traditional culture of ethnic minorities in Xizang is alive and flourishing. (15:13) ③ China’s digital economy surges by 10% to rank 2nd largest globally in 2022. (25:43) ④ A SK team conducts inspection tour of Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant ahead of wastewater release. (35:47) ⑤ West Australian Deputy Premier: Prosperity rests on “mature” China relationship. (45:50)
5/24/202353 minutes, 31 seconds
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WHA once again rejects Taiwan-related proposal. What does it imply?

① Russian PM arrives in China for a business forum. What's on the agenda? (00:42) ② Australian scholar: People's democratic rights have been implemented amid Xizang's development. (15:36) ③ World Health Assembly once again rejects Taiwan-related proposals. (26:57) ④ Papua New Guinea signs a controversial security pact with the U.S. amidst protests. (45:35)
5/23/202353 minutes, 24 seconds
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What's behind G7's hyping up of China-related issues?

① China summons Japan's ambassador over the hype surrounding China-related issues during the G7 gathering. (00:48) ② China-Europe freight train services expand in the first four months. (25:14) ③ The Arab League holds a summit with the return of the Syrian President. (34:35) ④ China issues guidance to build a basic elderly care system by 2025. (44:30)
5/22/202352 minutes, 58 seconds
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Panel: The Central Asia region and its rising geo-strategic importance

The inaugural China-Central Asia summit has just been held in China's ancient city of Xi'an. Leaders from China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan all attended the summit to discuss ways of leveling up partnership among the six nations. At the summit, Chinese President Xi Jinping laid out his vision for a stable, prosperous, harmonious and interconnected Central Asia. How should we understand the strategic significance of Central Asia amid moves by global powers like the U.S., Japan to set up "Central Asia 5+1" mechanisms? What do Central Asian countries look for when working with global powers? Host Liu Kun is joined by Professor Doug Guthrie, Director of China Initiatives at Thunderbird School of Global Management; Naseem khan Achakzai, Advisor to Speaker Balochistan Assembly (Parliament) from Pakistan; Rong Ying, Vice President and Senior Research Fellow, at the China Institute of International Studies.
5/19/202353 minutes, 29 seconds
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President Xi stresses Shaanxi's role in promoting Chinese modernization

①President Xi Jinping calls on northwest China's Shaanxi Province to write a new chapter in advancing Chinese modernization. (01:00) ②China's trade with five Central Asian countries hits a record-breaking 50 billion yuan in April. What factors contributed to this impressive surge in trade volume? (13:36) ③Chinese envoy visits Ukraine for political settlement of the Ukraine crisis. How is China playing an active role in promoting peace talks? (24:24) ④What are the key points of disagreement between the White House and Republicans regarding the debt ceiling negotiations in the US? (33:01) ⑤UK seeks to partner with Japan on defense and technology. (41:03)
5/18/202351 minutes
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Decoding China's economic ties with Central Asia

①Former Uzbek Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov says China-Central Asia Summit will help further enhance strategic partnership between the two regions. (01:02) ②As the China-Central Asia Summit approaches, we delve into the economic collaboration between the two regions. (15:17) ③China has strongly criticized Japan for provoking bloc confrontation as Fumio Kishida repeatedly attacked China ahead of the G7 summit. (24:35) ④The Chinese Embassy in the UK condemns former UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’s visit to Taiwan. We analyze the potential impact on China-UK relations. (33:38) ⑤The CEO of OpenAI calls for greater regulation of artificial intelligence. We discuss the delicate balance between fostering innovation and ensuring accountability. (42:53)
5/17/202351 minutes, 40 seconds
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What's behind the progress in China-Australia trade relations?

①Expert emphasizes the importance of stable and significant relationships between China and countries in Central Asia. (00:50) ②European countries pledge fresh defense aid to Ukraine. How will this impact the trajectory of the ongoing crisis? (13:46) ③China April industrial output rises 5.6%, retail sales jump 18.4%. (24:11) ④Australian Trade Minister says his country doesn't want to decouple from China. Are we witnessing signs of improvement in China-Australia relations? (34:40) ⑤Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make first official visit to South Korea. What will be on the top of his agenda? (42:24)
5/16/202351 minutes, 14 seconds
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What to expect from China-Central Asia Summit?

①Leaders of Central Asian countries will travel to the city of XIAN for a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. How will the summit draw new blueprint for China-Central Asia relations? (00:59) ②Chinese envoy starts a trip to Europe for political solution of Ukraine crisis. How is China playing is role in mediating and facilitating peace talks? (14:28) ③Thailand's two main opposition parties have agreed to coalition after election success. What does this mean for the future of the country? (24:33) ④Erdogan faces runoff in Turkish presidential election. What will happen next? (31:56) ⑤Elon Musk names a new chief executive of Twitter. (42:19)
5/15/202351 minutes, 8 seconds
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Panel: Chinese senior officials’ trip to Europe, the need for European strategic autonomy

China's high-level government officials are busy travelling around Europe, showing the country's support for the development path chosen by the European people and to Europe in achieving strategic autonomy. What would a strategically independent Europe entail for its relations with China and the future of the region? Host Ge Anna is joined by Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Founder of The Schiller Institute; Chen Weihua, Chief of China Daily EU Bureau; Mike Bastin, Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton.
5/12/202352 minutes, 26 seconds
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US President Joe Biden says he remains optimistic about resolving the debt ceiling quandary

①US President Joe Biden says he remains optimistic about resolving the debt ceiling quandary. Will there be a way out for the debt ceiling standoff? (00:48) ②Turkiye is set to hold key presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday. Who are the main contenders? (15:47) ③Germany has given final approval for Chinese company COSCO to take a minority stake in the operator of a container terminal at the Hamburg port.(25:30) ④China's consumer price index rose 0.1 percent year on year in April.(36:20) ⑤The number of migrants crossing U.S. border tops 10,000 daily as they seek entry into the country before Title 42 ends.(43:40)
5/11/202353 minutes, 24 seconds
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Foreign ministers of Turkiye and Syria hold first meeting since 2011

①In a meeting with German counterpart in Berlin, China's foreign minister warned the EU not to sanction Chinese companies over trade with Russia. We look at some details of the meeting and how it reflects the current China-EU relations. (00:58) ②Foreign ministers of Turkiye and Syria hold first official meeting since the start of Syrian civil war. What’s at stake? (15:17) ③Foreign ministers of ASEAN members are meeting this week in Indonesia for an ASEAN Summit. (25:04) ④We look at a new trend that China's electric vehicle makers are expanding manufacturing in Southeast Asia. (33:26) ⑤IBM unveils new AI platform to help businesses replace human workers. (43:41)
5/10/202352 minutes, 55 seconds
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China has declared a Canadian diplomat in Shanghai persona non grata. What's the background?

①China has declared a Canadian diplomat in Shanghai persona non grata. What's the background? (00:46) ②China, Afghanistan and Pakistan pledge to enhance cooperation on security and counter-terrorism. What's the significance? (11:00) ③China's total imports and exports of goods surged by 5.8 percent in the first four months of 2023.(22:53) ④US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned again that a failure to raise the US debt ceiling in time could lead to an economic and financial catastrophe.(32:00) ⑤Britain is preparing to send long-range missiles to Ukraine.(40:40)
5/9/202350 minutes, 52 seconds
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What's the significance of Arab foreign ministers restoring Syria's membership in the Arab League?

①Arab foreign ministers decided to restore Syria's membership in the Arab League. What's the significance? (00:47) ②South Koreans rallied to protest Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's visit to Seoul. What is the background? (14:20) ③Chinese foreign minister Qin Gang called for efforts to prevent a downward spiral of China-U.S. ties when meeting with U.S. Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns.(25:30) ④China's service activity grew for a fourth consecutive month in April. What does that indicate? (33:26) ⑤The United States, Saudi Arabia, UAE and India are discussing a joint railway project in the Middle East.(43:00)
5/8/202352 minutes, 6 seconds
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Panel: What’s in return for South Korea’s overwhelming pro-US policy?

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol wrapped up his week-long visit to the United States. While Seoul claims that the visit opens a new chapter for the SK-US alliance, criticism mounts saying Yoon becomes a "new Cold War facilitator" for politics on the peninsula, in East Asia, and even the world. What does the trip reveal about Yoon’s foreign policy? What far-reaching impact will it have on South Korea and the region? Host Ge Anna is joined by Dr. Qu Bo, Professor from China Foreign Affairs University; Dr. Lee Pei May, Assistant Professor of Political Science, International Islamic University Malaysia; Dr. Josef Mahoney, Professor of Politics and International Relations, East China Normal University.
5/5/202350 minutes, 50 seconds
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CIA's cyberattacks and color revolution attempts

①We take a close look at China's domestic tourism which has rebounded above the pre-pandemic levels during the five-day May Day Holiday. (00:55) ②China issues a report on the CIA's cyberattacks and color revolution attempts. Why is stoking color revolutions abroad a mission of the CIA? (14:27) ③A delegation of US defense contractors is in Taiwan to look for more opportunities to cash in on the tensions in the Taiwan Strait. To what extent is Washington's policy on Taiwan determined by the US military industrial complex? (25:00) ④The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates to a 16-year high. (35:44) ⑤Five eastern EU countries have struck a deal with the European Commission to clear Ukrainian grain glut. What does grain-related drama tell us about the real degree of support that Europe could afford to give to Ukraine? (45:38)
5/4/202352 minutes, 43 seconds
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What's behind the record high European investment in China's car sector?

①China's tourism industry has ushered in the hottest May Day holiday since 2020. (00:53) ②European investment in China's car sector is hitting a record high, as foreign companies try to defend their market share in the world’s largest auto market. (11:32) ③Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states will hold a two-day meeting in India this week. What issues are they likely to focus on? (25:21) ④US Ambassador to China says Washington is ready to talk to Beijing. (37:49) ⑤US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warns the US government may run out of money as early as June if Congress fails to raise or suspend the debt ceiling. Will a default happen? (46:14)
5/3/202352 minutes, 59 seconds
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Is there “iron clad” US commitment to defending the Philippines?

①Joe Biden touts an "iron clad" US commitment to defending the Philippines. Is a rhetorical assurance about US commitment what is needed by the Philippines right now? (00:55) ②The IMF has raised its forecast for Asia-Pacific, saying the region's growth will be primarily driven by China and India. (15:03) ③The US economy showed signs of slowing down in the first quarter of this year. (23:42) ④An Indian billionaire banker has described the US dollar as the "biggest financial terrorist in the world". Does he have a point? (35:04) ⑤Major Chinese semiconductor equipment manufacturers are reporting significantly higher revenue and profit, as they fill the void left by American suppliers amid Washington's tech restrictions on China. (42:57)
5/2/202351 minutes, 27 seconds
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The controversial US-South Korea summit agreement

①We look at a recent controversial US-South Korea summit deal which has drawn criticism from not only North Korea and China but also domestically. (00:49) ②What has prompted Mercedes-Benz’s CEO to say that cutting ties with China would be unthinkable for almost all of German industry? (16:14) ③Argentina switches from dollar to yuan in trade deals with China. (25:28) ④Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi will go to Syria this week for a two-day visit. What’s at stake for the two sides respectively? (35:19) ⑤G7 digital and technology ministers have called for speeding up discussions on the responsible use of new artificial intelligence applications such as ChatGPT. Is this easier said than done? (42:31)
5/1/202350 minutes, 31 seconds
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Panel: What do we tell from a small Chinese city’s barbecue going viral?

“Taking a high-speed train to Zibo for barbecue” has been a trendy topic on Chinese social media platforms for nearly two months. Zibo is a medium-sized industrial city in the eastern province of Shandong. Until its recent virality, the city was rarely on the travel map of any tourist. Amid the hype generated by its delicious and affordable barbecue, the city is now witnessing a huge influx of tourists. What does this phenomenon tell us about the Chinese economy and society in the post-pandemic era? Can other smaller cities draw inspirations on tourism development from this case? Host Ding Heng is joined by Mike Bastin, a China observer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton; Zhou Mi, Senior Research Fellow with the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation; Professor Doug Guthrie, Director of China Initiatives at Thunderbird School of Global Management.
4/28/202352 minutes, 30 seconds
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Xi, Zelenskyy talk: China’s position on peace and stability.

① Xi, Zelenskyytalk: China’s position on peace and stability. (00:46) ② China sends naval vessels to evacuate personnel out of Sudan. (25:07 ) ③ Chinese FM meets counterparts from five Central Asian countries, ahead of the leaders’ summit. (35:28) ④ US to send nuclear-armed submarines to South Korea. Will it further destabilize the region? (45:33)
4/27/202352 minutes, 29 seconds
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Biden announces run for 2024 reelection. Is US trapped in a gerontocracy?

① US President Joe Biden announces run for 2024 reelection. (00:45) ② American expert: Decoupling with China is more difficult than politicians think. (12:31) ③ China completes a landmark national real estate registration system. (24:47) ④ Indian economist says China’s rapid economic growth has been more than just a function of its population size. (33:39) ⑤ China's domestic consumption is expected to revive further during the May Day holiday. (42:28)
4/26/202352 minutes, 29 seconds
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Has Chinese aid benefited recipient countries?

① Russia's Lavrov warns the world of a "dangerous threshold" at the UN. (00:50) ② Why is China committed to aiding countries in need? (11:44) ③ India overtaking China as the most populous country does not mean a tectonic shift’ or conflict: Scholar. (25:28) ④ America's Debt-Ceiling Disaster: What are the core issues? (37:51) ⑤ US lawmakers sold banking stocks prior to market turmoil: Report (46:20)
4/25/202354 minutes, 30 seconds
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China, Philippines vow to promote friendship despite security concerns brought by US

① China and the Philippines have vowed to promote friendship and cooperation despite security concerns brought by the US's expansion of military bases. (00:52) ② Expert: China is transforming from a growth-driven country driven by cheap labour to one with high-quality, innovative talents. (11:51) ③ South Korean president’s visit to Washington complicated by leaked Pentagon documents. (23:55) ④ Pulitzer Prize winner Seymour Hersh says the West knows the weapons it supplied to Ukraine are leaking to the black market. (45:27)
4/24/202352 minutes, 1 second
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Panel: How long will recent détente diplomacy among Middle Eastern countries last?

After an intense round of secret negotiations facilitated by Chinese mediation, Saudi Arabia and Iran announced in mid-March that they would resume diplomatic relations following seven years of regional antagonism. Following this sign of peace, diplomatic progress has been made in the region between previously estranged players. Saudi Arabia has been negotiating with the Houthis in Yemen for a long-term ceasefire and Arab nations have been debating about a possible return of Syria to the Arab League. How influential is the Saudi-Iran detente for the region? How is this related to today's power politics between the U.S, Russia, and China? Will it last? For these questions and more, Host Liu Kun is joined by Dr. Wang Jin, Associate Professor at Northwest University in Xi'an, China; Dr. Tim Anderson, Director of Center for Counter Hegemonic Studies, a Sydney-based think tank; and Dr. Josef Mahoney, Professor of Politics and International Relations at East China Normal University.
4/21/202352 minutes, 47 seconds
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Global Security Initiative: One year on, what practical applications are there?

① China and Gabon elevate their relations to a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. (00:47) ② Global Security Initiative: One year on, what practical significance does China's global security initiative have for the world? (12:30) ③ The Philippines refuses to allow the US to store weapons for use in operations in Taiwan at military bases in the country. (19:58) ④ Europe approves its $47 billion answer to US President Joe Biden’s CHIPS Act. (29:49) ⑤ Central banks of Venezuela and Russia are creating a new financial payment system to replace SWIFT. (41:44)
4/20/202350 minutes, 53 seconds
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UN raises official concern about US espionage against UN chief. How will the snooping scandal end?

① UN officials lodge official concern after leaks show the U.S. spied on the UN chief. (00:47) ② EU chief says decoupling with China is neither "viable" nor "desirable". (12:30) ③ Canton Fair welcomes participants from over 220 countries and regions, showing the vitality of China’s foreign trade. (19:58) ④ Clashes in Sudan despite the ceasefire. (29:49) ⑤ South Korea's president suggests military assistance to Ukraine under certain conditions. (41:44)
4/19/202347 minutes, 41 seconds
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China’s economy grew 4.5% in Q1. What does the fastest pace of growth in a year tell?

① China's first-quarter economy grows by 4.5% as the recovery accelerates. (00:50) ② Australia says no single power should dominate the "Indo-Pacific." (13:24) ③ Silicon Valley entrepreneur says white collar jobs would be affected first under rapidly evolving generative AI development like ChatGPT. (24:48) ④ Elon Musk: US government had full access to Twitter user data and private DMs. (34:35) ⑤ 2023 Shanghai auto show unveils more than 100 new models, 70 of which will be electric. (43:59)
4/18/202352 minutes, 3 seconds
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Sudan’s fighting: Is a ceasefire possible?

①China and Germany's foreign ministers have co-chaired a new round of strategic dialogue in Beijing. What are the areas where the two sides could reach consensus? (00:52) ②We look at the fighting in Sudan which is triggered by power struggle between the country’s president and vice president. (12:21) ③Macron have signed France’s pension reform into law despite protests. Will Macron's government be doomed by this issue? (25:22) ④G7 foreign ministers are meeting in Japan. (35:29) ⑤Poland and Hungary have suspended imports of Ukrainian grain in a move to placate their own producers despite a warning from the European Union. Is it coincidence that Budapest and Warsaw are once again holding a same position that is on the opposite side of Brussels? (45:11)
4/17/202353 minutes, 31 seconds
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Panel: key takeaways from Brazilian President Lula's visit to China

Chinese President Xi Jinping talks with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Beijing. How will Lula's trip further boost China-Brazil relations? What role can the two major emerging markets play in the global economy, and how can their partnership impact world trade? Host Ge Anna is joined by Dr. Guy Burton, Adjunct Professor at the Department of International Affairs, Vesalius College in Brussels; Dr. Jiang Shixue, Professor and Director of the Centre for Latin American Studies, Shanghai University; and Chen Weihua, Chief of the China Daily EU Bureau.
4/14/202351 minutes, 57 seconds
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What issues top the agenda of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in Beijing and Shanghai?

①Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has arrived in China for a state visit. What issues top his agenda in Shanghai and Beijing? (00:47) ②China has released a position paper to reiterate support for the peaceful reconstruction and development of Afghanistan. What are the details? (14:20) ③German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock is on a visit to China. What's at stake for China-Germany relations? (25:30) ④RCEP nears full implementation after the Philippines deposited its instrument of ratification. What new opportunities will the bloc bring to the world economy?(34:40) ⑤Saudi Arabia and Syria's foreign ministers have welcomed the thaw in bilateral ties. How significant is this?(44:30)
4/13/202353 minutes, 12 seconds
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The IMF lowered its expectation for global growth this year slightly

①The International Monetary Fund lowered its expectation for global growth this year slightly.(00:46) ②European Council President Charles Michel backs up French President Emmanuel Macron's push for "strategic autonomy" away from the United States.(13:07) ③Joe Biden vows to use Northern Ireland trip to maintain peace in the region.(25:30) ④China mulls over regulation on generative AI.(35:40) ⑤United Nations demographers made rough guess that Indian population will pass China's in mid-April this year.(43:30)
4/12/202353 minutes, 15 seconds
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Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will begin a state visit to China

①Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will begin a state visit to China on Wednesday. What will be on his agenda?(00:50) ②U.S. and the Philippines hold 2+2 defense and foreign affairs ministerial dialogue. How are people in the Philippines reacting to stronger U.S. military presence in their country?(13:30) ③Our interview with Paolo Bazzoni, chairman of the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce, on what to expect at the national pavilion of Italy during this year's International Consumer Products Expo in Hainan.(24:06) ④What are analysts saying about the latest figures on China's economic performance?(33:27) ⑤U.S. business and foreign policy community call for stabilization of U.S.-China relations in an open letter.(43:17)
4/11/202353 minutes
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China's first domestically-built aircraft carrier joins a PLA military drill in the Taiwan Straits

①China's first domestically-built aircraft carrier joins a PLA military drill in the Taiwan Straits and around Taiwan island for the first time. What are the details? (00:46) ②U.S. government officials scramble to identify source of highly classified intel leak. What damage will this leak bring? (15:10) ③Saudi Arabia and Houthi officials advance talks over long-term ceasefire. What are the prospects? (25:30) ④The 3rd International Consumer Products Expo kicks off in Hainan.(35:36) ⑤China's first batch of shares under registration-based IPO system surge in debut.(43:20)
4/10/202353 minutes, 21 seconds
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Panel: Can EU achieve strategic autonomy in China policy?

French President Emmanuel Macron and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are in the spotlight as the latest European leaders visiting China. What message do these visits convey? Can the visit reset China-EU relations? To what extent can the EU achieve strategic autonomy in China policy? How will the deepening of China-France relations lead to regional stability and development? Host of Ge Anna talks with Helga Zepp-LaRouche, Founder of The Schiller Institute, a Germany-based political and economic think tank; Kamal Makili-Aliyev, Affiliated Researcher at Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Sweden; Dr. Cui Hongjian Head of European Studies Department at China Institute of International Studies.
4/7/202352 minutes, 14 seconds
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Is McCarthy-Tsai meeting a provocation of China?

①Macron warns against shunning China as he begins his visit to the country. What can China and Europe offer to one another during this week's top leadership diplomacy? (00:56) ②Is the McCarthy-Tsai meeting a provocation of China? (12:54) ③Foreign Ministers of Saudi Arabia and Iran have met in Beijing to discuss key details in the resumption of their diplomatic ties following a landmark China-mediated agreement last month. (25:18) ④A new International Monetary Fund report says the US and other nations trading more with political allies and less with rivals could, also known as “friendshoring trend”, makes the world poorer. (35:32) ⑤An Australian mayor is considering suing OpenAI for what he says is a false ChatGPT claim that he has served in prison for bribery. This is likely to be the world's first defamation lawsuit over ChatGPT content. Is it raising concerns about more spread of disinformation because of ChatGPT? (45:11)
4/6/202353 minutes
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Trump’s criminal charges in New York

①Donald Trump pleads not guilty to criminal charges in New York. We look at some details in the first indictment of a former US president. (00:58) ②Are we seeing a trend of de-dollarization? (15:16) ③Amid Russia's plan to deploy nuclear weapons to Belarus, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is visiting Moscow for talks with Vladimir Putin. (24:59) ④Mexico is asking China for help on fentanyl while slamming US critics. Does the current geopolitical environment allow for China-US-Mexico trilateral cooperation on this issue? (37:14) ⑤China's Guangdong is to mobilize 300,000 young people to seek job and business opportunities in rural areas. Can rural China create enough opportunities for the younger generation? (45:09)
4/5/202352 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ma Ying-jeou’s ancestral trip to the Chinese mainland

①Stakes are high in Von de Leyen and Macron's upcoming China visit. Will the visit make the China-Europe ties more predictable? (00:51) ②Former Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou expresses high expectations for cross-Straits exchanges. We look at Ma’s ongoing 12-day ancestral trip to the Chinese mainland. (15:04) ③China's economy showed a faster pace of recovery in March. (24:55) ④The Asian Development Bank says Asia will see strong economic growth this year following China's scrapping of stringent pandemic controls. Why is China's reopening seen as a big plus? (34:36) ⑤Finland joins NATO on Tuesday, while Sweden continues to wait. (44:13)
4/4/202352 minutes, 44 seconds
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Are China and Japan finding ways to better manage conflicts?

①Foreign ministers of China and Japan have discussed disputes in a Beijing meeting. Is this a sign that the two sides are taking steps to better manage their conflicts? (00:50) ②Oil prices surge after OPEC+ nations make surprise output cut. (13:32) ③The US is to open embassy in Vanuatu in the latest step to counter China in the Pacific. How does the long-term US commitment to the region look like? (24:43) ④Former US President Donald Trump is being charged with a crime in relation to a payment made to an adult film actress. How will it shape the 2024 US presidential race? (32:58) ⑤We talk to a Tsinghua University professor about energy transition. (41:38)
4/3/202352 minutes, 25 seconds
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Panel: Is it realistic to isolate China internationally?

This week saw the leaders of Singapore, Malaysia and Spain travel to China for visits. They seem to have a clear message: all three nations hope to strengthen ties with China. In April, China is expected to host more visiting foreign leaders. Interestingly, during a recent European Council summit, UN chief Antonio Guterres called on the EU leaders not to isolate China. The very fact that Guterres made this comment on that occasion is a sign that, to certain countries, “isolating China” is an idea on their mind. On the part of the US government, it is a perceived geopolitical strategy pursued by forming a US-led coalition to counter China. Is it realistic to isolate China internationally at a time when many countries actually want to enhance ties with China? Host Ding Heng is joined by Zhou Bo at Tsinghua University’s Center for International Security and Strategy; Dr. Lee Pei May at the International Islamic University Malaysia; Dr. Yu Hong with National University of Singapore.
3/31/202352 minutes, 25 seconds
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Chinese Premier Li Qiang urges governments to work together to energize global growth

①Chinese Premier Li Qiang urges national governments around the world to work together to energize global growth in his speech at the Bo'ao Forum for Asia.(00:53) ②Interview with Anil Kishora, Vice President of New Development Bank.(13:00) ③The Chinese mainland has warned of resolute countermeasures against a potential meeting between Tsai Ing-wen and U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.(25:30) ④ U.S.' NATO allies Turkey and Hungry are among countries not invited to the Summit for Democracies hosted by America.(36:10) ⑤Saudi Arabia has approved a memorandum on granting the kingdom the status of a dialogue partner in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.(42:56)
3/30/202349 minutes, 48 seconds
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Deprive China’s developing status or right to development?

① Washington passes a bill to remove China's developing country status. Is China a developed nation yet? (00:44) ② Boao Forum: BRI plays a crucial role in the stability of global industrial and supply chains. (16:45) ③ Expert: intensifying political divisions are weakening democracy in the United States. (25:27) ④ Japan unveils another record budget for its controversial defence spending plans. (35:46)
3/29/202355 minutes
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What serious human rights challenges does the U.S. face today?

① Xi says China ready to contribute more to Middle East peace, development. (00:48) ② Study shows Asia is expected to lead global economic growth in 2023. (13:58) ③ Report shows a widening wealth gap in the U.S. with the underclass facing a severe survival crisis. (25:47) ④ Israel's Netanyahu announces 'pause' to judicial reforms. (36:03) ⑤ Silicon Valley Bank has a new owner. Is that all? (46:01)
3/28/202355 minutes
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What does Honduras' decision to establish diplomatic ties with China signify?

① Taiwan is a part of China: VP of the National Congress of Honduras. (00:50) ② What does the Chinese path to modernization mean for the world? (11:04) ③ China reaffirms opening up and stresses cooperation at the Development Forum. (23:37) ④ Hungary is sick of western critique, the country's foreign minister said. (35:00) ⑤ A leading U.S. civil rights defender says America is a police state that cages people to maintain social control. (43:19)
3/27/202352 minutes, 32 seconds
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Panel: What are the geopolitical implications of Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to Russia?

Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to Russia from March 20th to 22nd. After meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the two sides released joint statements vowing to work with each other on trade, energy, and supply chains, and on upholding multilateralism, among other things. The international community watch closely, with government leaders from the U.S., E.U., and elsewhere all chiming in with their comments. What should we make of global reactions to this trip? Does the trip represent more active diplomacy from China moving forward? For these questions and more, host Liu Kun is joined by David Martin Jones, Visiting Professor at the War Studies Department, King's College London; Dr. Alexey Muraviev, Associate Professor of National Security and Strategic Studies at Curtin University in Australia; and Dr. He Wenping, Senior Research Fellow at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
3/24/202352 minutes, 54 seconds
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How does people's democracy work?

① Poll: 84.8% of respondents say no democracy is superior to another. (00:47) ② UK confirms sending depleted uranium shells to Kiev, potentially escalating the Ukraine crisis. (14:35) ③ Fed lifts rates by a quarter point as the bank crisis complicates the fight against inflation. (25:01) ④ China firm wins the Solomon Islands port project. (35:01) ⑤ EU leaders meet in Brussels, with competitiveness topping the agenda. (43:27)
3/23/202352 minutes, 29 seconds
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Xi concludes trip to Russia. What outcomes have been obtained?

① Xi concludes trip to Russia. What outcomes have been obtained? (00:51) ② China’s socialist democracy outperforms American democracy in many ways: Expert. (11:34) ③ Official data show China's foreign trade is off to a good start this year. (25:55) ④ Japanese PM promises to offer unwavering support to Ukraine during a surprise visit to Kyiv. (34:37) ⑤ TikTok CEO is set to face US lawmakers to refute the data security allegations. (44:17)
3/22/202353 minutes
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Xi meets Putin in Moscow. What's on top of agenda?

① Xi says China continue to support political settlement of Ukraine crisis when meeting with Putin in Moscow. (00:48) ② New Zealand’s foreign minister will visit her counterpart in China. (13:55) ③ South Korean president’s diplomatic breakthrough with Japan receives harsh criticism at home. (25:14) ④ US President Joe Biden signs legislation to declassify certain intelligence on COVID origins. (45:19)
3/21/202352 minutes, 36 seconds
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Xi pays state visit to Russia. What to expect?

① Chinese President Xi Jinping pays a state visit to Russia. (00:48) ② The foreign ministry of China releases a report on the state of democracy in the U.S. in 2022. (16:54) ③ OECD lifts China's 2023 growth forecast to 5.3%. (37:26) ④ French President Emmanuel Macron faces no-confidence votes amid nationwide protests. (54:23)
3/20/202354 minutes, 23 seconds
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Panel: Looking back on the Iraq war after 20 years

It's been 20 years since the United States and coalition forces invaded Iraq without U.N. permission on March 20th, 2003. What are the broad and ongoing consequences of the war on Iraq? Did the Iraqi people get the democracy and freedom promised to them by the U.S.? Host Ge Anna is joined by Dr. Wang Jin, Associate Professor at Northwest University in Xi'an, China; Dr. Greg Barton, Professor of Global Islamic Politics at Deakin University; Dr. Tim Anderson, Director of Center for Counter Hegemonic Studies, a Sydney-based think tank.
3/17/202352 minutes, 56 seconds
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Xi Jinping’s Global Civilization Initiative and its core values

①Xi Jinping has proposed a Global Civilization Initiative at a political parties’ summit. What does the idea tell us about China's vision for the world today? (00:55) ②We have a conversation with Essam Sharaf, Former Egyptian Prime Minister, on global governance. (11:59) ③The Swiss central bank has agreed to lend Credit Suisse up to $54 billion to shore up the finances of the troubled banking giant. The problems in Credit Suisse once more raise the question whether this is the beginning of a global crisis. (24:31) ④Japan and South Korea are holding a top leaders' summit in a sign that the two countries are trying to improve their ties. Can the summit resolve their long-running disputes? (34:38) ⑤Former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating has described the country's agreement to buy and develop nuclear-powered submarines as “the worst deal in all history”. Does he have a point? (42:18)
3/16/202351 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Russia-US military aircraft contact over Black Sea

①US claims a Russian aircraft collided with an unmanned US drone over the Black Sea, but Russia says the drone lost control because of a sharp manoeuver and crashed into the sea without Russian involvement. What could be the ripple effect of the incident (00:53) ②Honduras is to ditch diplomatic relations with Taiwan and open official ties with the Chinese mainland. What could be the consideration of the central American nation? (12:30) ③China's economy continued to show improvement for the first two months of 2023, as industrial production, retail sales, investment grew. (24:24) ④Shares of Chinese telecom firms surge amid digital economy’s growth momentum. (32:28) ⑤Argentina's inflation tops 100% for the first time in three decades. Is the country entering a crisis similar to what it experienced three decades ago? (43:02)
3/15/202351 minutes, 29 seconds
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SVB collapse and its ripple effect

①Bank sell-off spreads to global markets after SVB collapse. (00:52) ②18 months after the signing of the Aukus pact, the US, UK and Australia unveiled details of a plan to create a new fleet of nuclear-powered. (15:13) ③In the US, the Biden administration is asking for $842 billion from the Congress for the Pentagon in the 2024 budget year. What’s behind this largest request in nearly two decades? (25:00) ④China lifts visa curbs on foreigners in the latest step of reopening. To what extent does the inflow of international travelers matter to China's economy? (34:41) ⑤In a spat with US officials, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador argues that his country is safer than the US. We explore the reasons behind the ongoing tensions. (44:25)
3/14/202352 minutes, 19 seconds
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What messages do we read from the last day of China’s Two Sessions?

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for more efforts to build a community of shared future for mankind. Addressing the closing meeting of the annual session of the National People’s Congress, Xi also called for greater economic self-reliance and the need to coordinate development and security. Meanwhile, in a press conference, Premier Li Qiang has highlighted pursuing high-quality development as a priority of the new government. The new premier pledged to strive to ensure stability in job markets, adding China will remain steadfast in reform and opening-up. What messages do we read from Xi’s address and Li’s press conference? Host Ding Heng is joined by Dr. Zhou Mi, Senior Research Fellow at the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation; Professor Doug Guthrie, Director of China Initiatives at Thunderbird School of Global Management; Dr. George Tzogopoulos, Director of the EU-China Program at CIFE, a France-based research organization.
3/13/202351 minutes
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What's Behind the Iran-Saudi Diplomatic Breakthrough?

Iran and Saudi Arabia have agreed to reestablish diplomatic relations and reopen embassies after seven years of tensions. This historic breakthrough was made possible by China, which hosted the talks between the two sides. Saudi Arabia cut ties with Iran in 2016 after demonstrators stormed its embassy in Tehran, in response to Riyadh’s execution of a prominent Shia Muslim cleric. Since then, tensions between the two nations have remained high, with each side viewing the other as a threatening power seeking regional dominance. Chinese senior diplomat Wang Yi congratulated the two sides on taking this important step forward, emphasizing China’s support for their efforts in strengthening ties. What has led to this significant development? For this question and much more, host Zhao Ying is joined by Einar Tangen, Senior Fellow with the Taihe Institute, and Dr. Wang Jin, Associate Professor at Northwest University in Xi'an, China.
3/11/202324 minutes, 58 seconds
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What are the key insights from China's Two Sessions?

China’s annual political season, known as the “Two Sessions,” is now underway in Beijing. This crucial event brings together thousands of national legislators and political advisors to discuss the country’s priorities for this year and beyond. This year’s Two Sessions holds even more significance as it is the first following the 20th CPC National Congress, which set out the path for China to achieve the Second Centenary Goal of building a great modern socialist country in all respects by the middle of this century. What are some of the highlights of this year’s Two Sessions? How will the meetings help mobilize the nation to fulfill its modernization goals? Host Zhao Ying is joined by Prof. Joseph Siracusa, Dean of Global Futures at Curtin University, Prof. Josef Gregory Mahoney from East China Normal University, and Prof. Qu Qiang, associate director of International Monetary Institute at Renmin University of China.
3/10/202352 minutes, 50 seconds
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China’s move to amend its legislation law

①Nick Chan, a lawyer and Hong Kong deputy to China’s National People’s Congress, give his views on China’s move to amend its legislation law. (00:58) ②We hear from a senior Xinjiang official about the region's economic development plan. (13:26) ③CGTN’s exclusive interview with Seymour Hersh, the veteran American journalist who has published an investigative report suggesting that the US Navy was behind the Nord Stream attacks. (24:56) ④Latest in tech war: The Netherlands is to restrict semiconductor exports after US pressure over the so-called China threat. (30:03) ⑤The UN refugee agency warns that the UK's asylum bill introduced this week will undermine international law if it is passed. We look at the controversies of the bill. (42:50)
3/9/202351 minutes, 42 seconds
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China’s proposal to reorganize key government agencies

①Professor Radhika Desai from the University of Manitoba in Canada gives her views on China’s path to modernization and its socialist democracy. (00:51) ②We discuss China’s proposal to restructure its science, technology and finance regulators. (12:08) ③US Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell warns of returning to bigger interest rate hikes. (24:33) ④Ukraine denies involvement in Nord Stream pipeline blasts after a New York Times report. (35:18) ⑤Days before the 20th anniversary of US invasion of Iraq, US defense chief Lloyd Austin made a surprise visit to Baghdad to reaffirm the claimed US commitment. (42:59)
3/8/202351 minutes, 41 seconds
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Qin Gang’s debut as China’s foreign minister at "two sessions" gathering

①China's new foreign minister has hailed the China-Russia ties and warned of potential conflict with the US during a press conference on the sidelines of the annual session of the National People's Congress. We look at some highlights of the press conference. (00:54) ②China's foreign trade dips at the start of 2023. (24:35) ③Huawei has reportedly shelved a plan for a 1-billion-pound Cambridge research campus in the UK. What does the project’s expected failure tell us about the obstacles facing the UK's tech ambition? (34:40) ④Canada has announced a probe into alleged Chinese interference in the country's recent elections. Does that make sense? (44:16)
3/7/202351 minutes, 18 seconds
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China’s 7.2% defense spending increase for 2023

①Andrew Yao, a Hong Kong deputy to China's National People’s Congress, gives his views on this year’s government work report. (00:54) ②China will increase defense spending this year by 7.2%. Is Beijing re-weighting towards security over development? (12:08) ③South Korea has announced a plan to resolve a long-running wartime labor dispute with Japan. To President Yoon Suk-yeol’s government, why is seeking common interests with Japan more important than taking care of the grievances of forced labor victims? (24:32) ④British chip giant Arm has chosen New York listing. How big of a blow does its decision deal to London? (32:39) ⑤Italy's Giorgia Meloni is defending her government's actions before a deadly migrant shipwreck late last Month. Is it fair to blame the Italian authorities for the tragedy? (42:37)
3/6/202351 minutes, 10 seconds
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China's growth target of "around 5%" for 2023

China has set a growth target of “around 5%” for 2023. Premier Li Keqiang announced the target on Sunday as he delivered a government work report to the opening session of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislative body. In the meantime, the report sets a goal of 3% for the consumer price index, a 5.5% urban unemployment rate, among other economic targets. The report says spurring domestic demand will be one of this year’s priorities for economic policy. The report has also reviewed China’s achievements in the past year and past five years in areas such as poverty alleviation, infrastructure construction and environmental protection. Host Ding Heng is joined by Yao Shujie, Chueng Kong Professor of Economics with Chongqing University; Sultan Hali, a retired Air Force officer in Pakistan, and author of the book "Hundred Years of Communist Party of China".
3/5/202325 minutes, 6 seconds
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Panel: Low-income countries’ looming debt crisis

It looks a debt crisis is looming in the developing world. The International Monetary Fund estimates 60% of low-income countries are in, or at high risk of, debt distress, double the 2015 level. During the pandemic, government debt ballooned by almost $2 trillion in more than 100 developing countries. 25 developing economies are currently spending over 20% of their government revenues on debt servicing. Apart from economic turmoil, the possibility of a wave of sovereign defaults is giving rise to concerns of political instability in these economies. Can there be a realistic solution to the crisis? Host Ding Heng is joined by Professor Liu Baocheng, Director of the Center for International Business Ethics at the University of International Business and Economics; Dr. Lauren Johnston, Associate Professor at the China Studies Center, University of Sydney; Keith Pilbeam, Professor of International Economics and Finance at City, University of London.
3/3/202352 minutes, 32 seconds
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A deep dive into China-Belarus ties

①China and Belarus pledge to develop exemplary relations of all-weather comprehensive strategic partnership in the new era. (00:59) ②Foreign Minister Qin Gang urges stronger cooperation to promote multilateralism and global development at the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting. (12:14) ③China's PMI came in at 52.6 in February, the fastest growth rate in more than a decade. (24:35) ④A US House panel advances legislation to ban TikTok over security concerns. However, questions have been raised about whether the bill could infringe on the free speech rights of millions of Americans. (33:20) ⑤We take a closer look at the concerning rise in child labor violations in the US and explore the factors contributing to this trend. (41:36)
3/2/202351 minutes, 40 seconds
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Key takeaways from the 20th CPC Central Committee's 2nd plenary session

①20th CPC Central Committee 2nd plenary session issues communique. What are the main takeaways? (00:51) ②Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is paying a state visit to China. What issues will be on top of his agenda? (13:44) ③A newly formed US House committee on China sees the rivalry between Washington and Beijing as "existential struggle." How will it impact the Biden administration's China policy? (24:35) ④Nigeria's ruling party candidate Bola Tinubu has been declared the winner of the presidential election. What challenges lie ahead? (33:40) ⑤The reality of the US job market (42:13)
3/1/202352 minutes, 57 seconds
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How does China contribute to the global human rights cause?

①Foreign Minister Qin Gang elaborates on China's proposal on global human rights, saying there's no single model for human rights that fits all. (00:47) ②China's economy in 2022 continued to grow despite pressures. (12:48) ③Emmanuel Macron has pledged to reduce French military presence in Africa ahead of his trip to the continent. Will this help ease anti-French sentiment in some of its former colonies? (20:41) ④Egypt's top diplomat has visited Syria for the first time in a decade. Does this signal a re-engagement between Damascus and the rest of the Arab world? (34:41) ⑤Canada bans TikTok on government devices. What's behind this move? (44:06)
2/28/202351 minutes, 36 seconds
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How will the US CHIPS Act shape the future of global semiconductor industry?

①EU approves fresh round of sanctions on Russia. What impact might they have on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine? (00:43) ②US Commerce secretary lays out Biden administration's vision for implementing the CHIPS act over the next decade. What will this mean for China and the global semiconductor ecosystem? (12:18) ③Rishi Sunak is set to unveil Northern Ireland Brexit deal with the EU. What to expect? (24:23) ④G20 nations recognize the urgency to address debt vulnerabilities in low and middle-income countries. (33:00) ⑤Pacific leaders say science should guide Fukushima wastewater release plan. (43:26)
2/27/202351 minutes, 28 seconds
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Panel: The war in Ukraine, one year on

Russia launched its special military operation against Ukraine on February 24th 2022. Since that day, thousands of Russian and Ukrainian soldiers have died or been wounded. Tensions between Russia and U.S.-led western countries have kept rising, with Sweden and Finland quickly announcing bids to join the trans-Atlantic alliance NATO. Economically, the world was thrown into high inflation, energy disruptions, and food shortages, among other crises. Yet the war is far from over today. An outright military victory by either side remains unclear, and a return to the negotiating table seems just as unlikely. What has been the war's impact on global geopolitics? Are there any signs of a way out? Host Liu Kun is joined by Xu Qinduo, host of the Dialogue on CGTN; Victor Gao, Chair Professor, Soochow University; Dr. Grigory Ioffe, Professor of Human Geography at Radford University; and Ronald Grigor Suny, Professor of History and Political Science at University of Michigan.
2/24/202353 minutes, 51 seconds
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Why does China call on UN to investigate Nord Stream blasts?

①Vladimir Putin has met senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi in Moscow. Are China-Russia relations, as Wang Yi says, not directed against any third country? (00:51) ②A Goldman Sachs report shows China's economic growth momentum should increase corporate profits and provide new growth drivers for the Chinese stock market. (12:27) ③China is calling on the United Nations to investigate the Nord Stream gas pipeline explosions. Why does the sabotage deserve a UN probe? (24:51) ④America's only rare earths producer has agreed to ship its output directly to Japan in a latest attempt to curb China's role in the supply chain. (34:27) ⑤Hong Kong looks to lure family offices in a move to boost post-Covid growth. Compared to Singapore, what’s Hong Kong’s competitive advantage in this field? (47:31)
2/23/202354 minutes, 27 seconds
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China’s top diplomat visits Russia. What’s the significance?

①China's top diplomat Wang Yi is visiting Russia, just ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Ukraine crisis. We discuss the significance of the visit and the messages it sends. (00:48) ②Putin has announced that his country is suspending participation in the New Start Treaty. We examine the potential implications for global security. (13:00) ③How can business communities in both countries contribute to the development of bilateral relations? (24:35) ④China has released "The Global Security Initiative Concept Paper" to lay out core concepts and principles around global security and peace. (34:23) ⑤A four-day workweek trial is so successful in the UK that most of the participating companies said they won't be going back. What does that mean for the future of work? (44:05)
2/22/202351 minutes, 40 seconds
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What's behind Biden's surprise visit to Kyiv?

①China released the Global Security Initiative Concept Paper. What does it say about China's vision for global peace and security? (00:44) ②US President Joe Biden makes a surprise visit to Kyiv. What message is he trying to send? (14:10) ③South Korea's ruling party leader hints at the need for nuclear weapons. What's behind the escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula? (24:35) ④The EU will ban new sales of fossil fuel cars by 2035 in order to achieve net zero climate goals by 2050. (33:20) ⑤Chinese e-commerce giant PDD splashes on Super Bowl ad for its Temu US shopping site. (44:34)
2/21/202351 minutes, 29 seconds
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Decoding China's message at the Munich Security Conference

①China's top diplomat Wang Yi calls for mutual trust to promote a safer world at the Munich Security Conference. We bring you more on his address, as well as on his meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. (00:49) ②China has rolled out an across-the-board registration-based IPO system. (24:28) ③The White House comes under fire from European business groups for its latest green investment move. How might these tensions impact transatlantic relations and cooperation on climate change? (34:12) ④University of Hong Kong issues interim ban on ChatGPT. (41:15)