60 Minutes: An American In China/A Quiet Invasion (CBS, Sunday, June 9, 2024)

60 Minutes

60 Minutes, presents two compelling segments in its second of episode two episode this evening, “An American in China” and “A Quiet Invasion.” Airing on CBS on Sunday, June 9, 2024, from 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT, the episode promises an insightful look at international affairs.

In “An American in China,” correspondent Lesley Stahl offers a rare glimpse into the People’s Republic of China as one of the few Western journalists to enter the country since 2020. Stahl explores the contentious relationship between the US and China under President Xi Jinping, who has expelled and restricted foreign journalists.

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She interviews US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns, addressing topics such as expanded espionage laws, intellectual property theft, and the state of China’s economy amid its shrinking and aging population. The segment also examines the mood of the country following its oppressive zero-COVID policy.

“A Quiet Invasion,” meanwhile, takes us to the country of Georgia, where correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi meets with Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili. This interview occurs in the context of Georgia’s application for membership in the European Union just days after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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President Zourabichvili shares her concerns about the presence of Russian troops within Georgia’s borders, the recent influx of Russian residents, and the influence of Kremlin politics and propaganda. The segment sheds light on a quieter but no less concerning form of invasion that threatens Georgia’s future.

60 Minutes: An American In China/A Quiet Invasion airs Sunday, June 9, 2024, from 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT on CBS.

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