Worldfocus regulars Marcus Mabry of The New York Times and Roben Farzad of BusinessWeek join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the implications for the Obama administration of the U.S role as a debtor nation to China. They talk about whether the Chinese may influence U.S. policy on issues ranging from Afghanistan to health care because of this new reality.
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In talks between President Obama and the Chinese president, climate change was high on the agenda. A recent report found that China is the world's leading renewable energy producer. Is the United States lagging too far behind other countries in developing renewable energy sources and businesses?
President Obama's visit to China comes amid that country's growing influence as a key player on the global stage. Daljit Dhaliwal talks about China's new role with Jamie Metzl, executive vice president of the Asia Society. He says that China may emerge as a strategic partner.
Worldfocus contributing blogger Hsin-Yin Lee writes from Taiwan about how the Chinese state-controlled news media limited information about President Obama's visit to China. She argues it exemplifies the problem for Chinese news consumers - even when information gets reported, it lacks much-needed context.
U.S. President Barack Obama visited Shanghai to meet with Chinese leaders and hold a town hall meeting with university students. The American leader stressed the interdependence between the U.S. and the Asian giant. Melissa Chan and Steve Chao of Al Jazeera English report.
Worldfocus contributing blogger Nina Hachigian writes about the nomenclature of the Obama administration's emerging relationship with China. She argues that using the term "strategic partnership" signals skillful diplomacy for the U.S. as China seeks to renegotiate its role as a major power.
Today's headlines as compiled by the Worldfocus newsroom: President Obama's visit to China, an apology from Australian and British leaders, and Russia expands. Also, tourism is on the rise in Zimbabwe, where hotels have been around 60% full since the formation of the unity government.
Susumu Awanohara, an expert on U.S.-Japan relations with Medley Global Advisors, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the challenges Japan's new leadership faces and the evolving relationship between Japan and the U.S.
Worldfocus Radio takes a comparative look at the progress of LGBT politics and the gay rights movement in different countries and explores the U.S. and Canada as safe havens for gay asylum seekers. Martin Savidge hosts David Rayside and Rachel Tiven.
Worldfocus producer Mohammad Al Kassim reports from the West Bank city of Hebron about its vanishing glassmaking industry, which dates back to the Phoenician era. He visits a master craftsman whose family business has endured for generations.