China in Focus Full Headlines for December 15

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Published on December 15, 2021 by

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

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

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

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

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

00:00 Intro
01:11 IOC: no regrets in awarding Olympics to China
03:58 U.S. to deepen defense alliance in Indo-Pacific
05:54 Starbucks apologizes for China store violations
07:12 HK’s Jimmy Lai sentenced to 13 months in jail
08:48 Harvard professor on trial for hiding China ties
09:50 Chinese phone brand unveils in-house chip
11:05 Magnachip, China’s wise road end merger deal
11:41 Chinese police accused of looting for profit
14:28 China reports 2nd case of Omicron
16:26 State-owned companies to train internet censors

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