On Tuesday evening, US President Joe Biden delivered his annual State of the Union address. Biden highlighted his successes and focused, among other things, on the comparatively low unemployment in the United States.
He also reached out to Republicans, urging them to work together to get more done. However, when he accused them of wanting to cut central welfare systems, several Republicans booed and Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene shouted that the president was a liar.
Chinese spy balloon over USA
Joe Biden’s big speech comes days after a diplomatic crisis broke out between the US and China. A Chinese balloon – identified as a spy tool – was shot down after flying over US soil for several days.
As a result of the incident, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken canceled his planned trip to China. How serious is the incident? We have Sveriges Radio’s China correspondent Björn Djurberg with us to find out.
Cast: Ginna LindbergUS commentator on Ekot, Cecilia KhavarUSA Correspondent and Björn DjurbergChina Correspondent.
Host: Sarah Stenholm
Producer: Viktor Mattsson
Technician: Lotta Linde-Rahr
Source: ICELAND NEWS