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US President Joe Biden urges unity. Will it heal deep US divisions?
① US President Joe Biden urges for bipartisan unity in his State of Union Address. (00:42)
② Sanctions imposed by US and allies hamper relief and rescue work in earthquake-devastated Syria. (24:20)
③ France, Germany protest U.S. green subsidies on Washington trip. (34:31)
④ Australia, New Zealand talk up their relationships with China. (45:16)
Can China-Australia ties get back on track as ministers talk?
① China announces emergency aid for quake-hit Türkiye, Syria. (00:53)
② Can China-Australia economic and trade ties get “back on track” as ministers talk? (13:15)
③ Study shows China surpassed the US in economic relationships and diplomatic influence in Asia. (25:00)
④ Workers stage the largest strike in the history of Britain's health service (35:52)
⑤ Google and Microsoft’s AI arms race. What’s next? (44:23)
Travel agencies in China resume outbound group tour services
①Travel agencies in China resume outbound group tour services to 20 countries.(00:48) ②China calls for regional stability as the United States and the Philippines agreed to larger U.S. military presence in Asia.(12:40) ③Report shows U.S. long-arm jurisdiction hurts international order and the rule of law.(26:00) ④China's securities regulators announce plans to expand registration-based IPO system across the A-share market.(36:30) ⑤The creator of the popular AI chatbot ChatGPT tries a subscription service in the U.S.(45:20)
How should China US handle their relationship at critical junctures?
In the face of unexpected situations, what China and the U.S. need to do is to stay focused, communicate in a timely manner, avoid misjudgment, and manage differences. Wang Yi, director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks during phone talks with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the latter's request following reports that a Chinese unmanned airship had recently been spotted in US airspace. How should the two handle their relationship at critical junctures?
Host Ge Anna talks with Dr. Lee Pei May, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the International Islamic University Malaysia; Dr. Chen Hong, Executive Director of the Asia Pacific Studies Centre at East China Normal University; and Dr. Josef Mahoney, Professor of Politics and International Relations at East China Normal University.
Europe unveils its response to US green subsidies
①In a study session of the Communist Party of China’s top decision-making body, President Xi Jinping reaffirmed plans to revive consumption and accelerate technology independence in China. We discuss the challenges in achieving these goals. (00:54)
②US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is set to begin a two-day visit to Beijing. Will it stabilize the China-US ties? (13:28)
③The EU has unveiled plans for its own "Green Deal" in response to the Biden administration's green subsidy program. What does the EU-US subsidy race tell us about the rule-setting in the green industry? (24:20)
④The Fed raises rates a quarter point and signals more ahead. (35:53)
⑤We follow the probe into Joe Biden's handling of classified documents, where FBI search of Biden's Delaware holiday home finds no classified documents. (45:05)
The widespread opposition to Macron’s pension reform
①Western countries are weighing the next step in military assistance to Ukraine after the US and Germany announced a decision to send main battle tanks. (00:54)
②The US is launching a series of ambitious technology, space and defense initiatives with India. What’s the respective motivation of Washington and New Delhi? (12:59)
③NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg accused China of bullying its neighbors during a visit to Japan. What has driven his confrontational rhetoric? (24:19)
④China's January economic activity expands for the first time in several months, as the country is near the end of the latest Covid wave. (32:35)
⑤Large crowds march across France, raising pressure against Macron's pension reform. (42:05)