Syrian rebels seek evacuation from the besieged city of Aleppo. President-elect Trump chooses an Iowa governor with good relations with Beijing as ambassador to China. And Italy’s prime minister resigns after a referendum defeat. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Next week, the House of Representatives votes on trade relations with China — whether or not to grant permanent normal trading status. Meanwhile, China has taken the historic step of asking for U.S. assistance in resolving the irreconcilable differences between the governments of Taiwan and China. A panel talks about the complicated mix of economics and politics behind the debate, and how Americans may be affected by the vote in Congress.
- Thea Lee chief international economist for the AFL-CIO
- Mike Jendrzejczyk Washington director for the Asia division of Human Rights Watch
- Robert Kapp former president of the United States-China Business Council
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