Over the last several decades, China has invested hundreds of billions of dollars in Africa. Many scholars believe Beijing is doing this to gain political leverage and influence in the region. Grant Harris, the CEO of Connect Frontier and a former special assistant to President Obama for African affairs, joins CBSN with a closer look.
China has made extraordinary progress in battling COVID-19 since the first major outbreak in Wuhan earlier this year.
While the disease is largely contained in China, the country is now responding to a minor outbreak in the city of Qingdao in east China’s Shandong Province. About nine million residents are being tested after a small number of positive cases were linked to a local hospital.
Meanwhile there’s good news for China’s economy with new figures from the IMF projecting growth for 2020.
Einar Tangen is a political and economic affairs commentator.
Peter Chin-Hong is a professor of medicine and infectious disease.
Dr. Richard Cheng is a doctor who has treated COVID-19 patients in Shanghai.
Yan Liang is a Professor of Economics at Willamette University.
COVID-19 has killed more than 900,000 people, while plunging the world into an economic recession that is likely to get worse. On Tuesday, Sept. 15, Melinda Gates will join Washington Post senior writer Frances Stead Sellers for a news-making interview outlining innovative public health and economic solutions for a crisis unlike any other the world has faced. Join the conversation at 10:00 a.m. E.T.
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Vietnam’s Nguyen Van Chien has gone almost 80 years without a haircut.
The 92-year-old from the southern Mekong Delta region sports a thick dreadlock that is five meters long because he adheres to a near-obsolete faith that prescribes leaving untouched what a person is born with. The tip of the dreadlock is a reminder of the sleek black hair of Chien’s youth and it gradually fades to an almost-platinum white at the roots.
“I believe if I cut my hair I will die. I see it that way so I dare not to change anything, not even combing it,” Chien told Reuters in his village about 80 kilometers west of Ho Chi Minh City.
Chien, who lives in a small wooden house, worships nine powers and seven gods. He believes it is his calling to grow his hair and he keeps his thick, matted hair dry and coiled neatly atop his head, covered by a cloth hat.
The Trump administration announced popular social media apps TikTok and WeChat must be removed from U.S. app stores beginning Sunday. President Trump and the Commerce Department have cited concerns over national security and Chinese influence in the U.S. CBSN contributor and senior fellow at the Asia Society Isaac Stone Fish joined CBSN’s Lana Zak to discuss.