In-depth | Military and Xinjiang behind China’s Solar Industry

President #Biden announced a ‘ #GreenNewDeal ’ and issued restrictions on fossil fuel supplies. This will make America more dependent on solar energy, but it is #China who produces most of the world’s #SolarPanels. Will this policy make America less energy independent and more dependent on China for energy? Zooming In with Simone Gao.

Program Highlights:
00:00 – Trailer
04:24 – Collectively, the Chinese solar industry accounts for at least 60% of global capacity in every stage of the supply chain
06:09 – China subsidies destroy most of the Solar industry startups.
08:23 – How did America lose its edge in telecommunication technologies?
10:23 – Keith Krach: We will lose our energy independence to China due to our reliance on their solar panels.
14:14 – Who is really running China’s green industry? Entities that have close ties to the military.
15:50 – Why does Xin Jinag produce cheap polysilicon?
17:30 – Does Xin Jiang use slave labor to produce polysilicon?
20:00 – Background of China Poly Group that backed China’s green industry: Chinese army’s manufacturing arm.

Zooming In is a weekly in-depth/investigative report program hosted by the award-winning journalist Simone Gao. Zooming In focuses on US-China relations, American tradition and values, and critical questions that America faces today. It is known for never shunning tough, controversial issues or complex stories. Exclusive interviews and reports from China, insight from top experts on US and China, good storytelling, and engaging visual presentations make Zooming In one of a kind.

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