The Briefing

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23 August 2019

Episode 2032

01 hour

Could Syria’s bitter civil war be nearing its conclusion? We also ask whether the destruction of the Amazon rainforest is forcing politicians to act on climate change, find out about a coastal resort that’s popular with China’s leaders and examine why a traditional Swiss sport is making a comeback.

23 August 2019

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Communists on the beach

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China expert Rana Mitter tells us about the coastal resort that entertains Beijing’s ruling elite.

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