China Names Diplomatic Veteran Qin Gang as New Ambassador; US Steps Up Airstrikes in Afghanistan

China’s choice of the youthful, yet experienced diplomat Qin Yang as ambassador to the US may signal an intent to harden its stance against an increasingly belligerent US diplomatic corp.

John Burris, civil rights attorney, joins us to discuss police abuse. A flurry of police abuse cases including an Atlanta police officer kicking a handcuffed woman in the head and a Colorado police officer kicking, choking, and pistol-whipping a suspect have appeared in the last few days. Also, we discuss how police tactics are different around the world.

Kathy Kelly, American peace activist, joins us to discuss Afghanistan. Despite the current reality that the Taliban* is the overwhelming military and political force, US Secretary Antony Blinken is saying that Afghanistan will be a pariah state if the group comes to power. Meanwhile, China and several other world powers are meeting with Taliban representatives preparing for the eventuality of their rise. 

George Koo, journalist, social activist, international business consultant, and chemical engineer, joins us to discuss China. An editorial in the Global Times seems to indicate that China has come to its wit’s end with trying to iron out its differences with an increasingly belligerent US adversary. China’s choice of the youthful, yet experienced diplomat Qin Yang as ambassador to the US may signal an intent to harden its stance against an increasingly belligerent US diplomatic corp.

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