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China Had Access to US Infrastructure for 5 Years | China In Focus​



U.S. energy systems, water supplies, and transportation hubs: new details reveal Chinese hackers had access to the critical infrastructure for at least five years, and are looking for ways back in. A China-born engineer turned U.S. citizen has now been charged with stealing secret government technology. How did U.S. know-how end up in Iranian weapons? A Homeland Security official is pointing the finger at China for repacking and shipping tech to Washington's top adversaries. A big change in global trade: for the first time in two decades, America imported the majority of its consumer goods from a different source. Who's the new supplier? Here's a hint: it's not China.
 
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US Money Boosted Chinese Military Buildup: Report | China In Focus​



At least $3 billion in U.S. capital was allegedly funneled to advance China’s military buildup. Under pressure from lawmakers, a U.S. energy firm is withdrawing products made by tech company CATL as concern mounts over the company's ties to the Chinese regime. A group of lawmakers takes aim at TikTok's Chinese parent company, pushing to add it to the U.S. export control list and safeguard American data. Millions of dollars in false eyelashes from North Korea are pouring into Western markets—but as beauty products labeled "made in China." An investigation delves in.
 

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Biden Joins TikTok in Push for Young Voters | China In Focus​


How far is President Joe Biden willing to go to reach young voters? Far enough to join TikTok, despite his approval of a limited ban on the Chinese-owned app over security fears. A gripping tale of ongoing tensions between Taiwan and China unfolds on the big screen. A film about Taiwan's battle-scarred frontline islands has been nominated for an Oscar. Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi is entangled in a round of cancellations from China stemming from his no-show at a friendly match in Hong Kong. The CEO of a major Chinese investment company is found dead. Local media says he took his own life due to the plunging Chinese stock market.
 
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Hunter Biden’s Former Associate: President Biden Met With Head of CEFC | China In Focus​



President Joe Biden reportedly met with a Chinese energy typhoon in Washington back in 2017. His firm reportedly paid Hunter Biden millions of dollars. Partnering with Pfizer and other big U.S. labs, another Chinese biotech firm is catching the eye of American lawmakers. We take a look at why officials say it should be sanctioned. Inside a Chinese Communist party event, high-level officials mingled with bodyguards for the Chinese leader in an unusual video. One of the world’s largest index providers is purging dozens of Chinese stocks from its portfolio. Meanwhile, India’s weight is on the rise.
 

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China Doubles Down on Enlisting Rural Soldiers | China In Focus​



Could China be preparing for war on Taiwan? The communist country is enlisting soldiers nationwide, but why are they focused on recruiting in rural areas? China's state-backed cyber operation has been taken to new heights through American technology. Microsoft tracked down a number of foreign hackers hijacking the giant's AI tools to sharpen their own skills. Sparks flew in rural Ohio, with one resident declaring his city "infected with the cancer known as the Chinese Communist Party." Pushback is mounting over a new Chinese-backed solar panel factory set to break ground there. Indonesia is voting for a new leader. How will the next man in charge affect the U.S.-China power competition in the region?
 

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Former Apple Engineer Sentenced to 4 Months in Prison | China In Focus​



A Chinese engineer was sentenced to four months behind bars for stealing Apple’s trade secrets. Find out what he lifted before he tried to flee back to China. China’s increasing buildout of weapons inside critical American infrastructure is poised to attack anytime Beijing decides the time is right. The FBI director gives a warning. Get ready to dive into China's latest craze: the "Lying Flat" lifestyle. Why are more young people choosing to put work on the back burner? Meet Chu Yi and uncover why she's part of the rising trend. Looking at China's economic performance, its real GDP for 2023 should be below 1 percent, an analysis says. Some estimates even give negative numbers. We talk to an expert on China's economy.
 
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Two Chinese Fishermen Die During Chase in Taiwan Strait


A sea chase turns deadly in Asia. Two Chinese fishermen are dead after their boat breached Taiwanese waters. We have the latest details on the accident. A new threat is facing the NATO alliance: Beijing’s efforts to recruit former and current service members. Thousands of Volkswagen vehicles were impounded by U.S. Customs over a component made in China; the part breaches an anti-forced labor law. A bipartisan duo teams up in Congress to counter communism. The ideology is linked to the most unnatural loss of life in human history, but for these lawmakers, the matter is more personal than political.









 

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Chinese Citizen Detained on Spying Charges | China In Focus​



A Chinese citizen reportedly detained on spying charges in her homeland after working for a U.S. company. Find out what went down and why doing business in China might be riskier than you think. Maritime tensions between China and Taiwan are heating up. Chinese officers boarded a Taiwanese tourist boat without warning in Taiwan-controlled waters. The Philippines' fishing bureau accuses China of dumping toxic chemicals in waters near a disputed shoal. What's behind the regime's motive? A massive sandstorm turns the sky of northwest China orange, affecting cities in the Xinjiang region. See more footage of the powerful winds.
 

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Foreign Direct Investment in China Drops to 30-Year Low | China In Focus​



Confidence in China’s economy goes down further. Foreign direct investment into China has plunged to a 30-year low. Chinese coast guards were caught again entering Taiwan-controlled waters, but were kicked out by Taiwanese officers. Eighteen Republican lawmakers are urging President Joe Biden to stop using TikTok, an app banned from U.S. government devices due to national security concerns. President Biden’s campaign joined the Chinese-owned platform to reach young Americans. U.S. lawmakers are pushing a new bill to tackle China’s threats in the biotech sector, with four Chinese companies coming under the radar for potential sanctions.
 
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Biden Signs Executive Order on Chinese Cranes | China In Focus​



Could China remotely disrupt U.S. ports at the touch of a button? President Joe Biden signed an executive order to bolster U.S. infrastructure against that threat. We look into what makes them vulnerable. The European Union is rolling out its first round of sanctions targeting Chinese firms over their alleged involvement in Russia's war in Ukraine. Are American universities shaped by funding from U.S. foes? We have more on why a Heritage Foundation research fellow says the money is undermining American interests. China faces off with a deep-freeze whiteout across much of the country, brought on by an unprecedented blizzard.
 

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Leaked Document Reveals China's State-Backed Hacking Efforts | China In Focus​



An inside look at the inner workings of China’s global hacking efforts. Leaked documents show how Beijing works with private hackers to get intelligence of foreign governments. Who are the victims? The number of Chinese nationals illegally entering the U.S. is rising fast. More on what officials say about potential ties to the Chinese Communist Party. A bipartisan house delegation visits Taiwan, as the Pentagon approves new arms sales to the island. Lawmakers vowing firm U.S. support. And, the ideal place to live for young Chinese people is now breaking with past trends. Having once eyed metropolitan cities, much of the young workforce is losing interest in hustling or uprooting. What's behind the trend?
 

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Over 120,000 Chinese-Made Gun Safes Recalled | China In Focus​



A Chinese-made gun safe was opened by a 6-year-old boy. The United States is recalling over 120,000 biometric gun safes, saying they pose risk of death. What should consumers do if they have one at home? Chinese police are stationed in Hawaii’s closest Pacific neighbor. Massive mountain wildfires in southern China are stretching for 12 days, severely disrupting traffic and agriculture, while extreme cold temperatures cause a major highway accident in another city. Chinese people are reporting rising local death counts. Statements suggest the situation is happening across the country. NTD spoke to several of them about why.
 

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China's Artistic Censorship Aimed at Americans: Browde | China In Focus​



Discover what's really behind over 130 documented incidents of CCP interference against Shen Yun Performing Arts, and learn why a peaceful meditation practice that's persecuted in China is at the heart of it all. Tune in for an exclusive interview with Levi Browde, executive director of the Falun Dafa Information Center, on how Beijing manipulates narratives in America.
 

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Fires Break Out in Residential Buildings Across China | China In Focus​



Major fires taking over residential buildings in China. One mother managed to flee one of the burning buildings with her teenage son from her 20th floor apartment. She tells us about their harrowing escape. A new tech rivalry is on the horizon. Washington and its allies have endorsed joint efforts to boost 6G technology. This as nations fear China could dominate the sector if they get ahead of the game. China’s ousted foreign minister Qin Qang suddenly resigns from the national legislature. He has yet to reappear publicly. What we know about his resignation—and mysterious disappearance. And, five Chinese coast guard ships vacate restricted waters after a warning about getting too close to Taiwan’s frontline islands.
 
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Four Chinese Nationals Arrested in Georgia Marijuana Bust | China In Focus​



Over $20 million worth of marijuana plants unearthed in Georgia. Authorities charging four Chinese nationals in the bust. A new order from President Biden cracks down on the sale of personal data to foreign adversaries. That's as officials caution security risks from countries like China. The U.S. Army planning to cut 24,000 vacant positions. More on the strategic shift—from countering terrorism in the Middle East to targeting threats elsewhere. And Beijing revising its state secrets law, expanding the scope of what it could consider criminal information sharing. Does the change spell more risks for foreign companies operating in China?
 

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Biden Orders Probe into Risks of Chinese-Made High Tech Cars | China In Focus​



Is your Chinese made car spying on you? President Biden ordering a probe into threats posed by cars made in China. House Republicans reportedly introducing a new bill aimed at countering Beijing. It's being touted as the strongest anti-CCP measure in history. What we know about the "Countering Communist China Act". How sophisticated are China's disinformation campaigns? And how vulnerable or confident is America in protecting the 2024 election from Beijing's threats? Experts tell us more. And news from the Down Under. Australia sending warnings to China over policing on Hawaii's closest neighbor, while the country’s spy chief calls out a former politician, saying he sold out the country to a foreign spy ring.
 

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FBI Raids Homes of Winnie Greco, Top Aide to NYC Mayor | China In Focus​


The homes of a top adviser to New York City Mayor Eric Adams were raided by the FBI. We break down her China ties. Does Tuvalu still prefer Taiwan over Beijing? We have more on the Pacific island nation's latest diplomatic priorities, reaffirmed by its new prime minister. The driving forces behind the world's second-largest economy are shutting down. An article posted in the Wall Street Journal highlights China's struggling market. Should insurance companies pay for organ transplants for Americans that are performed in China? The question comes as human rights groups point to the Chinese regime's organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience.
 

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New Bill Bars China From US Emergency Oil Stockpile | China In Focus


A new bill aims to get communist China’s hands off American emergency oil. That’s as the U.S. reserve stockpile hits a 40-year low. Meanwhile, explosive growth of cross-border e-commerce has caught the attention of U.S. lawmakers, shining a spotlight on a tax rule that critics say has allowed packages from China to enter the U.S. duty-free. We hear more from a U.S. Border Security officer. A lone Philippine supply boat was recently pursued by a Chinese vessel in the South China Sea. More on the chase at sea, and a pledge from the Philippines' president. And Beijing is opening its most important political meetings of the year. But there will be a significant break with precedent this year. Tune into "China in Focus" to unpack recent China affairs:

 

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China Boosts Defense Budget, Changes Wording on Taiwan | China In Focus​



Tensions are spiking in the Taiwan Strait. The United States is sending a warship near Taiwan and the island is pledging more drills hours after a speech from the Chinese premier. California is now a hotspot for Chinese immigrants entering America. But why are they leaving China? We look at what they told us and how they navigate their way to the United States. A fresh clash takes place in the South China Sea, with water cannons fired and a subsequent collision. The Philippines is again accusing Chinese vessels of "dangerous maneuvers." A former Chinese executive is demanding that First Son Hunter Biden return $1 million given to him for legal services.
 

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U.S. Stands with Philippines After Clash with China | China In Focus​


Tensions mount over a clash in the South China Sea. The U.S. issuing a statement supporting the Philippines, after a Chinese coast guard ships collided with Filipino boats. A top executive from Goldman Sachs warns investors not to pour money into Chinese stocks right now. More on why. A new effort on Capitol Hill targeting TikTok. A bill gives the social media app an ultimatum: separate from its Chinese parent company or risk getting banned. And, more Chinese immigrants are illegally crossing the U.S. southern border than ever before. Last year's numbers doubling the past decade combined. But how and why are they getting here?