MSNBC 20 Aug 2020

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In late May several hundred German executives and their families who had been forced to leave China due to the pandemic were granted special permission to return to their workplaces there. However it was anything but a sign of a return to normality. Many European companies in China are still waiting for their employees to return - but Chinese authorities are refusing to let them back in. A survey by the European Chamber of Commerce in China at the end of July showed that one-third of companies asked said none of their non-Chinese employees have been allowed to return.
One in five stated that only some of their ex-pats had been allowed back.
Only 17 percent said all expat employees had been allowed to return to China. The Chamber views it as signalling a further tightening of restrictions on European firms by China. Almost half of those questioned said the pressure came mainly from the Chinese government.
44 percent said the tone of Chinese media has become more strident.
More than a quarter had also had negative experiences with the Communist Party. While Europe's borders are largely open to Chinese investors, the hurdles for entering the Chinese market are getting higher and higher.
Those who manage to do so are often hindered by unfair competitive conditions there.
One of the Trump administration's efforts have focused on rectifying human rights abuses. On Monday, the administration announced trade barriers for Chinese products known to be made with forced labor. One America's Christina Bobb has more from Washington.
Cal Perry reports on the scene outside the Louisville, Ky., court where only one officer of three was indicted in Breonna Taylor's shooting death. Former police Sgt. Brett Hankison has been charged with first-degree wanton endangerment. Aired on 09/23/2020.

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