Published on Sep 12, 2014
Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, was acquired by a Chinese firm in 2013 for nearly $5 billion — more than the company’s market value. The surprising purchase caused some lawmakers to wonder if there might be a hidden player. As part of the series Food for 9 Billion, Nathan Halverson of the Center for Investigative Reporting examines how the Chinese government is involved.
Published on Jun 8, 2019
A Russian warship managed to avoid a collision with a U.S. cruiser in the East China Sea, the Russian Defense Ministry said. It said the two sides were moving along parallel routes when the U.S. cruiser suddenly changed its direction and crossed the Russian ship’s course at a distance of some 50 meters. But the U.S. Seventh Fleet rejected the report, saying the behavior of the Russian ship had been “unsafe and unprofessional.”
60 Minutes Australia
Published on Feb 21, 2019
In 2013, 60 Minutes visited China’s eerie ghost towns. An entire city – all the buildings, the roads, schools, hospitals, you name it – except the people. There is not a soul to be seen.
Published on Mar 29, 2019