The Newsmakers

Battle Over the South China Sea | The Era of Space Tourism

Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines have all staked their claims to the South China Sea, but Beijing's pursuit of the vital waterway is by far the most aggressive. The South China Sea is rich in oil and gas and more than three trillion dollars in trade passes through every year. The dispute is decades old, but in the last few years it's taken a turn for the worse. And many in the region blame Beijing. Since 2014, Beijing has been militarising the South China Sea, turning small islands and reefs into naval bases. Also, Richard Branson achieved a lifelong dream after successfully flying to the edge of space aboard Virgin Galactic’s Unity space ship. He hopes the voyage ushers in the start of a new age of space tourism. Fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos has his own rival launch planned on July 20 with Blue Origin’s New Shepard. Are these private launches great leaps for mankind or a waste of money that could be far better spent solving Earth’s crises? Guests: Einar Tangen China Affairs Analyst Jay Batongbacal Former Legal Adviser on Maritime issues for the Philippines Greg Austin Author of ‘Cybersecurity in China’ Patrick Collins Professor of Economics at Azabu University in Japan

Picture This: Brussels Attacks Anniversary

Picture This: Brussels Attacks Anniversary

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy and Australia Redefining Racism

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy and Australia Redefining Racism

Showcase: 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

Showcase: 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

German Elections: SPD Claims Narrow Win Over Merkel's Party

German Elections: SPD Claims Narrow Win Over Merkel's Party

Vaccine Inequality Prolongs COVID-19 Pandemic

Vaccine Inequality Prolongs COVID-19 Pandemic

Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis Worsens as Famine Pushes Millions to the Brink

Yemen's Humanitarian Crisis Worsens as Famine Pushes Millions to the Brink

The US and China: A New Cold War?

The US and China: A New Cold War?

World Leaders Gather in New York for the UN General Assembly

World Leaders Gather in New York for the UN General Assembly

AUKUS Alliance: Will It Create More Conflict Than Connections?

AUKUS Alliance: Will It Create More Conflict Than Connections?

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Meets to Talk Afghanistan

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Meets to Talk Afghanistan

US, UK, Australia Announce New Security Pact to Counter China

US, UK, Australia Announce New Security Pact to Counter China

North Korea Fires More Ballistic Missiles Into Sea of Japan

North Korea Fires More Ballistic Missiles Into Sea of Japan

Lebanon: Can New Government Tackle Economic Collapse?

Lebanon: Can New Government Tackle Economic Collapse?

Iran Agrees to Let International Observers Monitor Its Nuclear Facilities

Iran Agrees to Let International Observers Monitor Its Nuclear Facilities

20 Years Since Sept 11 Attacks and US Foreign Policy

20 Years Since Sept 11 Attacks and US Foreign Policy

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