Full Episode China and World Headlines June 20

Published on June 20, 2020 by

Contradicting statements from top health experts in China about the virus situation in Beijing. Is it really under control?

China is trying to lead the world in the virus vaccine race, announcing new developments. But it’s been plagued with faulty vaccine scandals for the past decade. One victim’s mom tells us why she doesn’t trust vaccines coming from China.

In order to advertise that there’s plenty of food in China, the state-run media claims a big harvest from a village in central China—which locals from the area say they don’t believe.

Last week we reported that locusts have emerged in Northeastern China. Despite theories that they may have come from elsewhere, they were found to have originated in the area. Now, the invasive insects have appeared in two more provinces in central China.

China has formally charged two Canadians with spying more than 18 months after they were first arrested, officials said June 19, in a move that has widely been viewed as politically motivated.

Russia weighing in on the conflict at the India China border. Local Russian media reports Moscow has pledged support to India.

And US federal prosecutors accuse a Chinese firm of selling thousands of defective masks to the US, which could pose a threat to frontline healthcare workers.

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