China’s economy and stock markets are in deep decline. The Shanghai Exchange, on Monday, posted its biggest loss since 2007. Observers warn that if the downward spiral doesn’t turnaround soon, China will displace Greece as the world’s most dangerous financial crisis. We’ll talk about China’s economic slowdown with Nicholas Consonery, Asia director for Eurasia Group.
We talk with members of a group called Mothers Against Senseless Killings, who have been patrolling some of the hot-spots in Englewood. We’ll also learn more about a pretty sizable mobile sculpture that’s emblazoned with the names of kids and teenagers killed by gun violence. Plus, we examine what Chicago needs to do to draw Chinese businesses and investors. And we take a look back at the Eastland disaster, which claimed the lives of more than 800 people 100 years ago Friday.
President Obama started his trip through Asia this week in China. He and Chinese President Xi Jinping came together to discuss a host of issues, including an agreement to reduce carbon emissions. We'll discuss the two countries' goals with Asia Society's Orville Schell.
Tensions are increasing in the South China Sea. China is building islands there and the U.S. is establishing a larger military presence in the Philippines. Journalist Howard French's joins us to discuss what's happening.
Pro-democracy activists took to the streets in Hong Kong after Chinese officials announced a plan to pre-screen candidates for Hong Kong's next chief executive. Author Wen Huang joins us to tell us why he thinks it's a sign that democracy is eroding in Hong Kong.