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Hong Kong Places $128,000 Bounty on US Citizen | China In Focus​



China slaps an over $100,000 bounty on a U.S. citizen. Why is she on the wanted list? The Treasury secretary has a New Year's resolution: repairing the U.S.-China relationship. Collaboration with China on climate issues is also high on the list. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump says he would renege on a $3 billion pledge for the Green Climate Fund, if elected. The FDA scored a major bust, seizing over $18 million worth of illegal e-cigarettes all from China. Beijing is wrapping up a big conference, setting the tone for economic policy in the coming year. We take a look at the biggest takeaways.
 

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Lawmaker Demands Answers as Tainted Cinnamon Sickens Over 100 US Children | China In Focus​



Tainted cinnamon is sickening over 100 U.S. children. Is the problematic ingredient coming from China? A lawmaker is demanding answers. Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy activist and media mogul is standing trial on Monday. Jimmy Lai is facing a litany of charges under Beijing's draconian national security law, and if convicted, he could serve a life sentence. North Korea sends up a missile reportedly capable of hitting the United States, as Beijing meets with a senior official from Pyongyang. We take a closer look at China's spiraling economy, and signs that hint Beijing's finances are swinging away from the West.
 

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China Tried to Influence 2022 Midterm Elections: Report | China In Focus​



Declassified U.S. intelligence says the Chinese regime tried to meddle in the 2022 midterm elections. That report details tools like AI, fake social media accounts, and harassment aimed at U.S. candidates. Over 120 are dead after an earthquake in northwest China. Rescue work is in full swing, but reports say authorities are refusing aid workers from outside the disaster zone. Was the Chinese Communist Party involved in a violent San Francisco attack? A bipartisan House panel is asking the Justice Department for answers. We take a closer look at China's spiraling economy, as signs hint that Beijing's finances are swinging away from the West.
 

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Deaths of Chinese Officials, Public Figures Raise Fears | China In Focus​



More officials and public figures are dying in China. Mystery shrouds the announcements, sparking speculation and online anxiety. Health authorities in a Chinese city are under fire. They are accused of allegedly luring kindergarteners into testing new vaccines. The struggle for survival is beginning for earthquake survivors in China. We have more on the challenges people are facing following the deadly quake. China has a new way to deliver COVID-19 vaccines: an inhalable, dry powder that can "penetrate deeper and wider" into the lungs. What dangers lurk behind its development?
 

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US Regulator: Chinese Doraemon Toys Caused 7 Deaths | China In Focus


Chinese toys are being blamed for the deaths of seven children. The U.S. consumer protection authority warned parents to immediately dispose of the play sets. Overwhelmed crematoriums and under-reporting of COVID-19—firsthand accounts from residents in China's Henan Province are calling attention to the plight the country is facing. A new law sending chills through universities in Florida, banning them from partnering with China. We take a look at the growing controversy. A U.S. senator is calling on President Joe Biden to sanction a chip designer serving the Chinese military. At the same time, China is halting all tech exports tied to rare earth.
 

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Hospitals in Anhui, China overwhelmed | China In Focus​



COVID outbreak surging in one more province in China. Residents tell us about the pressure facing hospitals and crematoriums. Pentagon pushing to deliver dozens of fighter jets to Taiwan faster. A U.S. lawmaker says what he would do if China tried to invade Taiwan. 70% of young Democrats are against President Biden's handling of the Israel-Hamas war. What is the role that Chinese Chinese-owned app Tiktok played? Tiktok's parent company Byte-dance in trouble with data theft. Its target? Open-AI, the company behind ChatGPT. What did ByteDance do?
 

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US Public Pension Funds Pour Money Into China | China In Focus​



Some of America’s biggest public pension funds are pouring money into China. Find out if your retirement funds are part of the flow. Two-thirds of the Chinese population might be earning less than $300 per month. That number was disclosed by a prominent Chinese economist. Some Chinese goods get a new deadline for low tariffs perks. We take a closer look at the categories. Chinese intelligence, wealthy tycoons, and criminal triads are working together in America’s backyard. How deep does Beijing’s infiltration into the West really go? A former high-level Canadian intelligence official breaks it down.
 

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China-Backed Firm to Build Plant Near US Military Base | China In Focus​



Another Chinese state-backed firm is looking to gain a foothold near a U.S. military site. An investigative journalist joins us to discuss. Residents from northern China report cases of sudden death, as the pandemic continues to ravage the country. Beijing is looking to revamp its foreign policy under the guidance of its leader and the Chinese Communist Party. Rocked by a dilemma, Taiwan's beloved rock band is reportedly torn between supporting Beijing's propaganda and risking serious repercussions.
 
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Another Chinese state-backed firm is looking to gain a foothold near a U.S. military site
Seems like a good idea. Since military personnel are not paid all that well, there will be an adequate supply of part time help.
 

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Student’s Death Triggers Thousands to Protest | China In Focus​



Mass protests take place in a central Chinese city after the mysterious death of a school boy. A China-linked group is reportedly funneling millions into American climate groups. The revelation is raising concerns about Chinese influence on U.S. energy policies. Ten years after a historic breach, the CIA is reportedly working to rebuild its espionage network inside communist China. How much progress has it made? And what roadblocks is it facing? The U.S.–China rivalry is heating up in space. America is now launching a robot spaceplane in its competition with China.
 
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Beijing Marks 2024 with Rare Admission on Economy | China In Focus​

Big claims from China's communist leader during his New Year's speech, what's really going on with the country's economy, and issues renewed threats of "reunification" toward Taiwan. Another nation is escalating its war preparations, with North Korea abandoning any prospects of peaceful reunification with South Korea. Instead, it's vowing nuclear retaliation. Reflecting on the year 2023, has a new "axis of evil" emerged as a global threat? This time, the charged phrase doesn't refer to the Middle East. Instead, the shift in power is leaning toward communist China. How are China and its allies connected?
 

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Round-Up of China's Economic Problems as 2024 Begins​




We take a look at a round-up of some of China’s biggest economic problems, and how they could affect the United States. Iran and Argentina are giving different answers to an invitation looking to counter the West. What could their decisions mean for their economies? The Netherlands just blocked the world's only supply of high-tech chip-making machines from being sold to China, spurred by Washington. Beijing is now pumping up distribution of crude oil imports to private refineries. What's behind the new strategy?
 

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New York Chinese Consulate Hosts Event With Politicians | China In Focus​



New York politicians were on the guest list of a New Year's celebration put on by the New York Chinese Consulate. We take a closer look at who got the invite. China is releasing new images of its homemade aircraft carrier, ten days before Taiwanese voters will choose their new president. How does it compare to American vessels? Beijing has reportedly removed an official over an incident tied to the video game sector. A new electric vehicle giant emerges, challenging Tesla's dominance. Discover the world's new largest EV company in the latest quarter.
 

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China Lashes Out at US Over Student Visa Denial | China In Focus​



Tit-for-tat restrictions are heating up between the United States and China. Beijing is lashing out at Washington for blocking some Chinese students from entering the country. We take a closer look at Washington’s concerns. A House panel is asking the Pentagon to blacklist a Chinese company over concerns about its alleged ties to the Chinese military. A new report from House Democrats is accusing former President Donald Trump of improperly profiting from his presidency. A major auto recall for Teslas is taking place in China. The electric vehicles were singled out for problems with steering and door-locking technology.
 

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US Holds Drills in Asia Amid Rising Tensions | China In Focus​



The United States and China are holding competing drills in a hotly contested region—the South China Sea. What are the rising threats there? Deterring malign influence from China, Missouri is limiting the farmland foreign adversaries can buy. Why is the state implementing the new rule? U.S. tax cuts for buying electric vehicles are getting harder and harder to come by. Washington just slashed the list of eligible rides from 17 to just eight. Stray artillery shells hit a residential community, injuring five in southwestern China. Beijing is fuming at Burma, also known as Myanmar, over the incident.
 

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US Simplified Migrant Screening Process in 2023: Report | China In Focus​



The United States is making it easier for Chinese migrants to cross illegally. An investigative reporter tells us how, citing an internal email from Border Patrol. A lawsuit is shining a light on contact between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Chinese scientists from the Wuhan Institute of Virology—before the COVID-19 pandemic erupted. China announced sanctions for several American defense companies in response to U.S. arms sales to Taiwan. And Beijing says it’s found a spy for the UK. The news comes in the wake of China’s new espionage law.
 

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Report: War on Taiwan Could Cost the Globe $10 Trillion | China In Focus​



A war over Taiwan could cost the global economy $10 trillion, according to a Bloomberg simulation. What’s behind this eye-opening projection? An emergency alert ripped through Taiwan. How is the island responding to China launching a satellite five days before Taiwan’s presidential election? A U.S. Navy sailor was sentenced to 27 months behind bars. Find out how the service member got wrapped up in a Chinese Communist Party spying scheme. A concerning development in the Israel-Hamas conflict: reports say Chinese weapons are making their way into the hands of terrorists in Gaza.
 

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'Peace or War': Chinese Official Hints Threat at Taiwan | China In Focus


Military threats, trade sanctions, and fake news—we take a look at how Beijing is using "all means" to influence Taiwan's vote this Saturday. House Speaker Mike Johnson met with Taiwan's new de facto ambassador to the United States just days before the island's presidential election. What's the speaker's message to Taiwan? The United States and the Chinese regime are relaunching military talks. A top U.S. lawmaker is urging trade limits on a foreign tech firm with ties to China. We have more details on a letter sent to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.
 

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Missouri Resumes Lawsuit on China’s Handling of COVID-19 | China In Focus​



A court in Missouri has agreed to continue a lawsuit against China for its handling of COVID-19—more on the latest in the case. Chinese hackers are suspected of gaining access to a U.S. geopolitics research group. How did they do it? Taiwanese voters are getting support from Australia’s prime minister—more details on his plea for all nations to respect Taiwan’s democratic process. And Germany’s foreign minister is shining a light on Beijing’s aggression toward the Philippines. More on her remarks on the Chinese regime’s actions.