Washington Report Podcast: US and Japan vow to push back against China

The first substantive talk between US President Joe Biden (left) and Japanese PM Fumio Kishida since the latter took office was "very warm and wide-ranging". PHOTO: REUTERS

Synopsis: The Straits Times analyses the latest developments in the United States in this weekly podcast. 

The Straits Times' US bureau chief Nirmal Ghosh chats with Money FM 89.3's Elliot Danker and Bharati Jagdish about the following points:

Highlights (click/tap above):

00:38 From pandemic to endemic? A decline of Omicron cases in the US

02:53 The US resisting World Health Organisation's proposals to make itself more independent

05:06 Virtual meeting between US President Joe Biden and Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to push back against China's efforts

07:28 US government suspends 44 China-bound flights over Covid-19 concerns

08:50 US in talks with Qatar to supply Europe with liquified natural gas if a Russian invasion of Ukraine lead to shortages

Produced by: Nirmal Ghosh (nirmal@sph.com.sg), The Breakfast Huddle, Money FM 89.3, Ernest Luis & Fa'izah Sani

Edited by: Dan Koh

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