Daily Archives: June 8, 2019

Who’s behind the Chinese takeover of a U.S. pork producer?

PBS NewsHour

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.

U.S., Russian warships nearly collide in East China Sea

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.”

Inside China’s ghost cities | 60 Minutes Australia

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.

Why China Doesn’t Want Your Trash Anymore


Published on Mar 29, 2019