News. Views. Hughes - July 9, 2019 (17:00 ET)
China slams US over Taiwan arms deal
Beijing condemns a US arms deal with Taiwan while Washington warns Turkey of serious and punitive “consequences” if it goes forward with the purchase of the S-400 missile defense system from Russia. RT America’s Rachel Blevins joins News.Views.Hughes to discuss these and other developments in the growing global arms trade.
Huawei open to transparent investigation
A new study has emerged that purports to show that key midlevel Huawei employees have a work history closely associated with intelligence gathering for the Chinese military. Huawei responded by condemning the many “speculative statements” in the study. Meanwhile, China continues to call for the revocation of US-imposed tariffs. RT America’s Sara Montes de Oca reports for News.Views.Hughes.
UK media quick to blame Russia for leaked memo
A UK investigation seeks to determine whether a “foreign, hostile state” was involved in the leak of embarrassing diplomatic cables wherein the UK ambassador to the US criticized the Trump administration as “clumsy” and “inept.” RT’s Polly Boiko reports on the leaked cables and their fallout. Then Hilary Fordwich of the British American Business Association joins Scottie Nell Hughes to share her insights.