Thursday 25 November
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25 November 2021
We explore Germany’s coalition deal and discuss the challenges ahead for the country’s next chancellor, Olaf Scholz. Plus: the significance of an election in Honduras for relations between China and Taiwan, and this year’s Grammy awards.
25 November 2021
US president Joe Biden has invited Taiwan to The Summit for Democracy in Washington, a decision that has unsurprisingly been met with anger from Beijing. We discuss the fallout with China commentator David Schlesinger.
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