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China Sanctions US Defense Contractors Over Taiwan

Beijing is set to sanction two American defense contractors. Both have a hand in the United States selling arms to Taiwan.

China is staying vague about its stance as the Russia-Ukraine crisis unfolds. Besides politics, food and energy considerations are joining the mix.

Two major Chinese e-commerce platforms have made it into Washington’s notorious counterfeiters list. We take a closer look at what’s been dubbed the “counterfeit shoe capital of the world.”

And for those watching our full episode: We break down President Joe Biden’s strategy on the Indo-Pacific. The region is vital to America’s future, and is facing increasing aggression from Beijing. ​​

Australia accuses Beijing of an “act of intimidation.” The call-out comes after a Chinese warship pointed a laser at an Australian military plane—an incident Beijing denies.

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