China in Focus Full Headlines for November 17

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Published on November 17, 2021 by

Anger flares after brutal action by Chinese pandemic prevention workers. Their killing of a pet dog was caught on tape.

The United States and China engaged in top-level dialog, but without a major breakthrough. President Joe Biden and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping formally met for the first time since Biden took office. But after the meeting, Beijing again sent military aircraft flying over Taiwan, in an apparent threat to the self-ruled island.

An elderly mother seeks to visit her only son, imprisoned in China. But she’s faced multiple rejections by authorities, all because of her son’s human rights activism.

And, reports say Beijing is again lobbying U.S. business communities—this time, to influence legislation that would boost U.S. competitiveness.

00:00 Intro
00:51 China: outrage after health workers kill dog
03:58 Zero-cases policy before Beijing Olympics
05:00 Biden, Xi hold three-hour virtual meeting
07:44 Biden-Xi virtual summit: tensions over Taiwan
08:32 U.S., China, Taiwan on Biden-Xi summit
11:03 China denies activist’s mom’s plea to see son
14:19 Report: Beijing lobbying U.S. firms to oppose bills
15:42 Pacific shipping rates down significantly
16:40 Japan, U.S. hold drill in the South China Sea
17:48 Trump resort trespasser finally deported

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