The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act has been in effect one month. Human rights lawyer Rayhan Asat said that it's the first time that a US law imposes demanding standards on importers to disprove the use of forced labor in their goods coming into the US.
Top of The World: In their first phone call in seven months, US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed a range of hot-button issues. And, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree changing internet regulations that would block social networks from deleting some posts. Also, a new government has been announced in Lebanon, following a deadlock that’s lasted more than a year.
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.
Author François Godement discusses the new addition to China's school curriculum with The World's host Marco Werman, saying it's a mix of different ideologies.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's government is fighting the most serious outbreak in the country since last year's peak in Wuhan. The ruling Communist Party is reviving tactics that shut down China.
Top of The World: Opening ceremonies for the long-awaited Summer Olympic Games kicked off in Tokyo. And, Haiti lays President Jovenel Moïse to rest, who was assassinated in his home on July 7, in a state funeral on Friday. Also, Chinese President Xi Jinping made an unannounced visit to Tibet, in his first trip as president.
Commemorations mark a century since Mao Zedong met secretly with a dozen men to establish the CPC and change the course of history forever.
Top of The World: US President Joe Biden announced Thursday a pledge to cut US greenhouse gas emissions in half before the end of the decade. And, Israeli military officials said a Syrian anti-aircraft missile landed deep inside the country near Israel’s secretive Dimona nuclear reactor. Also, India reported a grim record number of COVID-19 infections — over 314,000 in a single day.
President Joe Biden convened leaders of the world's most powerful countries on Thursday to try to spur global efforts against climate change, drawing commitments from Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin to cooperate on cutting emissions despite their own sharp rivalries with the United States.
Top of The World: China on Friday imposed sanctions on several UK members of Parliament and British organizations. And, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed released a statement Friday suggesting Eritrea has agreed to withdraw troops from Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region. Also, China has released its official view of the COVID-19 origins before an official World Health Organization report.
The European Union has joined Washington, Britain and Canada in imposing sanctions on Chinese officials over accusations they abused ethnic minorities.