US-China relations

A man holds a child as they watch a dance performance at the International Grand Bazaar in Urumqi in western China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Leaked Xinjiang police files are a 'devastating' glimpse of abuses against Uyghur detainees in China, expert says

Darren Byler, who specializes in China's treatment of Uyghurs at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, discussed insights from the leaked data with The World's host Marco Werman.

Leaked Xinjiang police files are a 'devastating' glimpse of abuses against Uyghur detainees in China, expert says
Mehray Mezensof with her husband Mirzat Taher

This Uyghur woman was separated from her husband by Chinese authorities. She hasn't given up hope.

This Uyghur woman was separated from her husband by Chinese authorities. She hasn't given up hope.
Activists shout slogans to mark anniversary of death of Chinese Nobel prize winner Liu Xiaobo outside a district court in Hong Kong, Monday, July 13, 2020. 

Protest projection: Part II

Protest projection: Part II
President Joe Biden meets virtually with Chinese President Xi Jinping from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington

US and Chinese presidents strike conciliatory tone during hourslong meeting

US and Chinese presidents strike conciliatory tone during hourslong meeting
Screenshot of a soldier from the war epic "Battle at Lake Changjin"

Chinese blockbuster war film salutes China's military might and heroism

Chinese blockbuster war film salutes China's military might and heroism
Visitors look at the Chinese military's KJ-500 airborne early warning and control aircraft during 13th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, also known as Airshow China 2021, in Zhuhai in southern China's Guangdong province

Why China’s air force is provoking Taiwan

China's military flies a record 149 flights over international airspace, prompting Taiwanese defense forces to scramble in response. Also, Australia announces it will stop sending asylum-seekers for processing to Papua New Guinea by the end of the year. And, Germany agrees to extend compensation to thousands of Holocaust survivors.

Why China’s air force is provoking Taiwan
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley are shown sitting and facing each other.

Top Pentagon leaders in the hot seat over Afghanistan withdrawal

Top of The World: Top Pentagon officials are expected to face tough questions from Congress on Tuesday in their first public testimony since the US completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan last month. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Watch the testimony streaming live here.

Top Pentagon leaders in the hot seat over Afghanistan withdrawal
Olaf Scholz is shown wearing a dark suit and standing inbetween two other top German politicians with all three waving their right hands.

Germany’s Social Democrats claim narrow election victory

Top of The World: Germany's center-left Social Democrats are claiming victory by a narrow margin in the country’s national election. And, Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, returned to China over the weekend after being arrested and held in Canada at the request of US authorities. Also, voters in Switzerland resoundingly passed a nationwide referendum on Sunday to allow same-sex couples to marry.

Germany’s Social Democrats claim narrow election victory
People walk by a map showing Evergrande development projects in China at an Evergrande new housing development in Beijing, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. 

China's Evergrande crisis a ‘whole different situation’ than US’ 2008 housing collapse, analyst says

Real estate giant Evergrande, which faces over $300 million in debt, says it will pay interest due Thursday to bondholders in China, but gave no sign of plans to pay on a separate bond abroad. Jeremy Goldkorn, editor-in-chief of SupChina, joined The World's host Marco Werman to discuss the situation.

China's Evergrande crisis a ‘whole different situation’ than US’ 2008 housing collapse, analyst says
In this photo provided by US Navy, the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Illinois (SSN 786) returns home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from a deployment in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility

Aukus security pact sparks Chinese and French ire

China and France have condemned the new Aukus security pact between Australia, the UK and the US to build nuclear-powered submarines in the Indo-Pacific region. Also, French forces say they've killed the leader of ISIS in the Greater Sahara in Mali. And thousands of people protested the introduction of Bitcoin as legal tender in El Salvador on the nation's bicentennial.

Aukus security pact sparks Chinese and French ire
Several people are shown wearing face masks and walking on a college campus with a ornate brick tower in the distance.

Chinese students hit by US visa rejections amid tension

US officials say they believe thousands of Chinese students and researchers participate in programs that encourage them to transfer medical, computer and other sensitive information to China.

Chinese students hit by US visa rejections amid tension
Workers packing ice-skating shoes at a manufacturing factory in the ice and snow sports equipment industry park in Zhangjiakou, in northwestern China's Hebei province, Thursday, July 15, 2021. 

Empty shelves for the holidays? Chinese suppliers face ambiguous global supply chain amid pandemic restrictions

Every year around this time, factories in China are finishing up orders and sending them across the world to arrive in time for the holiday shopping season. But this year, they may run out of time.

Empty shelves for the holidays? Chinese suppliers face ambiguous global supply chain amid pandemic restrictions
A large auditorium is shown filled with people in color-coordinated clothing with Chinese President Xi Jinping projected on a large screen in the distance.

China chases 'rejuvenation' with control of tycoons, society

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for the party to return to its "original mission" as China's economic, social and cultural leader and carry out the " rejuvenation of the great Chinese nation." To support its plans, Xi's government has launched anti-monopoly and data security crackdowns to tighten its control over internet giants that looked too big and potentially independent.

China chases 'rejuvenation' with control of tycoons, society
In this Sept. 2, 2021, file photo provided by the US Department of State, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry attends a meeting with Yang Jiechi, director of China's Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs

US Climate Envoy John Kerry heads to China with a 'clean energy revolution' message, adviser says

For insight into Kerry's brand of climate diplomacy and the outcome of the talks, The World's host Carol Hills spoke with David Wade, who served as Kerry's chief of staff when the diplomat was secretary of state.

US Climate Envoy John Kerry heads to China with a 'clean energy revolution' message, adviser says
Hundreds of people, some holding documents, gather near an evacuation control checkpoint on the perimeter of the Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 27, 2021.

Afghanistan airlift continues after deadly suicide attacks

Evacuation flights at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport have resumed after suicide attacks. Biden vows to hunt down those responsible for the bloodshed. And the Cuban government announces that it will recognize and regulate the use of cryptocurrency.

Afghanistan airlift continues after deadly suicide attacks