January 12th, 2016
Episode 610 of 1091 episodes
Legendary pictures, the company behind films such as The Dark Knight and Jurassic World has become part of the largest ever, China-Hollywood business deal to date after being bought by Dalian Wanda, Marie Keyworth speaks to the BBC’s Steve Evans in Beijing about Dalian Wanda, the entertainment company owned by Wang Jianlin, China’s richest man Also, scores of Samsung employees have developed rare cancers as a result of working in the tech giant’s semi-conductor factories - Jeong-Ok Kong is a doctor campaigning on behalf of the workers. Plus, we ask whether fast food chain McDonald’s is mistreating it’s franchisees in Europe - Scott Courtney is organising director of the Service Employees International Union who has brought the complaint against the fast food giant, and Rory Cellan-Jones’ interview with perennial innovator Elon Musk about the future of electric cars. Plus Roger Bootle helps us look ahead to President Obama’s State of the Union address.
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