Episodes
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...
Published 03/15/24
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...
Published 03/14/24
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...
Published 03/13/24
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...
Published 03/12/24
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....
Published 03/11/24
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...
Published 03/08/24
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....
Published 03/07/24
①We take a look at 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...
Published 03/06/24
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...
Published 03/05/24
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...
Published 03/04/24
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,...
Published 03/01/24
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...
Published 02/29/24
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...
Published 02/28/24
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?...
Published 02/27/24
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...
Published 02/26/24
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...
Published 02/23/24
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)
Published 02/22/24
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...
Published 02/21/24
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...
Published 02/20/24
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)
Published 02/19/24
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...
Published 02/16/24
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)
Published 02/15/24
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)
Published 02/14/24
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)
Published 02/13/24
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)
Published 02/12/24