China in Focus Full Headlines for December 1

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Published on December 1, 2021 by

The new Omicron strain is starting to spread around the world, and vaccine-maker Moderna says existing doses will be less effective against it.

Why is the new virus variant called Omicron? Because the World Health Organization skipped two other choices. The latter option has the same pronunciation as a common Chinese surname.

A new report says at least seven countries are quietly supporting a Taiwanese military project, as a 10-day U.S. military drill concludes near the region—all in effort to deter a Chinese invasion.

China’s Taishan nuclear power plant has taken damage, but exactly how much? A whistleblower says it’s nearly 15 times worse than the communist regime’s report suggests.

The UK is listing its defense priorities, and China is at the top. In a rare speech, the chief of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service labeled China as its “single greatest priority.”

00:00 Intro
01:10 Moderna CEO: Vax less effective for Omicron
03:34 WHO skipped ‘Xi’ in naming new variant Omicron
04:28 Hong Kong’s zero-COVID policy driving out talent
05:47 China to send 1B vaccine doses to Africa
07:08 U.S. Caps off 10-day military drill to deter China
08:42 7 countries aid Taiwan’s submarine project: report
09:47 French parliament backs Taiwan through resolution
10:47 CCP newspaper editor triggers backlash over Taiwan
12:08 Whistleblower: reason for nuclear plant failure
13:50 NBA’s Enes Kanter adds ‘Freedom’ to his name
14:52 MI6 head: China is ‘single greatest priority’
17:00 Australia defense minister warns China threats
19:26 Hong Kong documentary wins Chinese Oscar award
21:29 EU lawmakers talk organ harvesting in China

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