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Russia and China slam NATO after alliance raises alarm

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 6 hrs ago

Russia and China slam NATO after alliance raises alarm

"China's expressed major concerns over NATO's tenure strategic concept seeing it wrongly defines China as a threat to global stability Speaking to reporters in Beijing the Chinese government spokesman says the strategic concept smears China's foreign policy makes irresponsible remarks on China's normal military development and defense policy and his site's confrontation and antagonism describing NATO as a systemic challenge warns of the blocks attempt to export the Cold War mentality and replicate block confrontation in the Asia Pacific region I'm Charles De

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Fresh update on "beijing" discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

00:49 min | 7 hrs ago

Fresh update on "beijing" discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"Marking the day in 97 when the UK returned Hong Kong back to China. So this is a big, it's a big day. And as you rightly said, we're having a new chief executive and Xi Jinping was last in town in 2017 to swear in Carrie lam, so he'll be swearing in John Lee tomorrow. But I guess the bigger occasion, the reason why he probably decided that he couldn't miss this event. Was because it is the 25th anniversary of the handover, the halfway mark of the 50 years that the UK and China agreed that Hong Kong would have a special arrangement. And presidency wants to make clear to everyone who's watching from around the world that this one country two systems arrangement is working. When he arrived at the west Kowloon high speed rail station, he made a short speech and one of the things he did mention was how Hong Kong has risen from the ashes and that's proof of that this one country two systems concept is working. Now in the 5 years that has gone between him last visiting and now obviously there's been a lot happening in this city, the 2019 process, of course, was one of the biggest events in the city's history. And so I guess he wanted to come here and show that Hong Kong has turned the corner and it's entering a new era. Well yeah, and I guess that new era takes on another shifting sort of characteristic as Jong Li is inaugurated. Will he have any meaningful autonomy James as chief executive once he gets into the chair? I think the role of chief executive of Hong Kong has changed. I think when we carry lamb, the outgoing chief executive will perhaps be the last leader who was given any kind of meaningful room to come up with her own policies, the new guy, John Lee, is an ex policeman, and he's very much seen as somebody who's been brought in to follow orders. He's described himself and his leadership as a results orientated. So everyone's expecting the president to give him a list of things to achieve and he will carry out those things. What I should say is that there is a kind of a sigh of relief or a sense of optimism or whatever you want to call it, that actually Carrie lam is leaving, a lot of people blame her for what has gone on the last 5 years. And even though John Lee was her right hand man, he is a new face, a fresh face, and there's some whether it's misplaced or not. There is some hope that the next 5 years will at least be better than the 5 years preceding that. So it is a new direction for Hong Kong, but it's one where Beijing and the Beijing government will be taking a far closer and more direct interest in what happens in the city. Yeah, and that's an interesting direction of travel, of course, isn't it, James. Let me just kind of look at this from the other perspective, and if we look at it from the sort of Beijing vantage point, with is it fair to say that Xi has been reluctant to leave Mainland China is that just about the pandemic? Is there any other narrative or politics at play with that seeming reticence about traveling more broadly? I think the COVID 19 pandemic has been played a huge part in that. And I'm sure he made a speech only this week, kind of doubling down again on China's zero COVID approach and committing China and himself to winning the battle against COVID-19, which the rest of the world has completely given up on and learned to live with it. It's something that is baffling almost everyone around the world. Why the president keeps making this almost like a personal battle for him and one that many people think that you just can't win. So even though businesses in Hong Kong had a lot of good news this week when China decided to reduce its quarantine, it's a hotel quarantine for visiting China down to 7 days, which is the biggest change that has been since the start of the pandemic. It still has committed itself to defeating COVID. So it has been a huge reason why Xi Jinping has stayed in China. But it does underline how important it was for him to be here in Hong Kong for this moment. Yeah, well I'm sure we're going to hear more from you, James 24, about the visit and its implications. Great to hear from you this evening. Thanks for making some time for us. That was our Asia editor James chambers joining us on the line from Hong Kong. Now let's cross and hear from Monaco 24s carlotta rebelo, she's standing by with the day's other news headlines. Thanks, Tom. The only surviving member of the group that carried out attacks in Paris in November 2015 has been found guilty of terrorism and murder. Salah abdeslam received a full life sentence for his role in attacks that killed 130 people. 19 others were also convicted by the French court. Ferdinand Marcos junior has been sworn in as the new president of the Philippines in a ceremony in Manila. The 64 year old is a member of an infamous political family, which was ousted in a popular revolt in the 1980s. His landslide victory means he replaces Rodrigo Duterte as the country's leader. And the monocle minute reports on the much awaited return of international travel between Tokyo's haneda and Seoul's gimpo airports. The route was an incredibly popular one before being shut down in the pandemic. You can find out much more about it by heading to Monaco dot com for slash minute..

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South China floods force tens of thousands to evacuate - The Associated Press

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | Last week

South China floods force tens of thousands to evacuate - The Associated Press

"Major flooding has forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people in southern China Floodwaters from heavy rainfall have collapsed roads submerged houses and factories and swept away Carson crops in the manufacturing hub of Guangdong China regularly sees flooding in the summer months but this year is considered the worst in decades officials have suspended school office work in public transportation in the South China province amid rising waters Chinese state TV showed city streets waste deep in water In neighboring junkie rescue crews and inflatable boats evacuated residents trapped in their homes in inundated villages storm warnings have been issued with more rain expected in eastern provinces including the capital Beijing I'm Jennifer King

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Fresh update on "beijing" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak

Bloomberg Daybreak

00:26 sec | 9 hrs ago

Fresh update on "beijing" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak

"Lie breaking news over your Bloomberg type squawk on your terminal SQ U AK that's a Bloomberg business flash. Now here's Michael Barr with more on what's going on around the world, Michael. Karen, thank you very much today as Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's last day in katangi Brown Jackson's first. She will be sworn in as the first black woman to sit on the nation's high court. Chinese leader Xi Jinping was welcomed by a crowd of people waving flags in Hong Kong today. She is there for the 25th anniversary of Britain's handover of the port city. Hong Kong is undergone two years of stricter communist control by Beijing. In baseball, the Yankees beat the a's 5 three, the mets lost along with the nationals Orioles and giants, the Red Sox won. Global news, 24 hours

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Gordon Chang Describes China's View of the Russia-Ukraine War

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:19 min | Last week

Gordon Chang Describes China's View of the Russia-Ukraine War

"Heard two different interpretations of how Putin's latest military action affects Beijing. One is it would be used as cover. It would be used to distract from a move against Taiwan and second I'm hearing that the international reaction to Russia, the arming of Ukraine has given strategic pause to Xi Jinping. Can we tell which of those is more accurate? Are they are they happy that Putin did what he did or are they annoyed at how sloppy he's been in the execution of the invasion. I think that Beijing looks at the Ukraine and they take away a number of lessons some which encourage them to be more aggressive. Some of them inhibit inhibit them. But I think that on balance, they've been emboldened. And the reason is that first of all, and this is the most important lesson. There was the greatest breakdown in deterrence since the start of the Second World War. Although the United States, the 27 nations of the European Union and Great Britain had an economy 25.1 times bigger than Russia's in 2021. We failed to stop that invasion. So you have a far weaker party. Basically defy the world. And they got away with it so far. And I think China looks at that and says that we would similarly fail to deter China that we don't have the willingness to use our power. The other thing is that although there have been sanctions on Russia, those sanctions have not been as effective as people had hoped. Russia's ruble is doing okay. They're selling a lot of loyal. By the way, to China. And so I think that the Chinese believe that, look, the west can't enforce sanctions. And by the way, the Chinese are so arrogant these days. They think that we wouldn't impose sanctions on them in the first place or that they would be able to skate by them. So I think that the only thing that they look at at Putin and our irritated is that Putin may have delayed their plans for attacking a neighbor,

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Fresh update on "beijing" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak

Bloomberg Daybreak

01:25 min | 10 hrs ago

Fresh update on "beijing" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak

"And I'm Karen Moscow, European stocks falling along with U.S. stock index futures after central bankers issued warnings on inflation and fuel concern that aggressive policy will end in recession. We check the markets every 15 minutes throughout the trading day on Bloomberg. S&P future is down to 55 points this morning down futures down 352. NASDAQ futures down 215 or 1.8%. The Dax in Germany is down 2.4%, the cat can parish down 2.3% in the FTSE 100 down 1.8%. Ten year treasury up ten 30 seconds, you have three 5% that yield on the two year 2.99%. Nymex crude oil is down three tenths percent or 35 cents at a $109 41 cents a barrel. Comic school that a quarter percent or $5 at 1812 60 announced the Euro one four three one against the dollar British found 1.2130 and the yen had won 36.31 and looking at Bitcoin, it's down more than it's a down about 5 and a half percent. It's in $19,090. Today we do get reports on personal income and spending they're at at 8 30 Wall Street time along with the weekly report and initial jobless claims, and Walgreens Boots Alliance among companies scheduled to report earnings today. As a Bloomberg business flash, now here's Michael Barr with more on what's going on around the world, Michael. Karen, thank you very much. Today is Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's last day in Qatar J Brown Jackson's first. She will be sworn in as the first black woman to sit on the nation's high court. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court will make its final opinions on two cases involving the environment and immigration. Chinese leader Xi Jinping was welcomed by a crowd of people waving flags in Hong Kong today. She is there for the 25th anniversary of Britain's handover of the port city. Hong Kong is undergone two years of stricter communist control by Beijing. In baseball, the Yankees beat the a's 5 three, the match is lost along with the nationals Orioles and giants, the Red Sox one. Global news, 24 hours

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Gordon Chang on the Rapid Decline of US-China Relations

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

01:18 min | Last week

Gordon Chang on the Rapid Decline of US-China Relations

"Give us the update from the anchorage summit to today, have things improved with regards to U.S. Sino relations. Are they static? Have they gotten worse? Give us an update, Gordon. They've gotten much worse. And the reason is that the Chinese have become much more aggressive. From anchorage, which was March of last year, we have gotten a series of propaganda blasts from Beijing around the fall of Afghanistan in August, where they're very clear and they're very open about it. And over the last couple of weeks, we have heard the Chinese say things and we've heard the and we've seen the Chinese do things which show utter disrespect for the United States. So we're at a point where deterrence is broken down and this is exceedingly dangerous. Perhaps the most dangerous times in our lives. And you know, people will look back at the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 or the checkpoint Charlie crisis of 1961 and say those look more dangerous. And yes, they did. But we also know now from the archives that both Kennedy and khrushchev knew that they would never start a nuclear exchange. We don't know what Xi Jinping thinks about using his most destructive weapons. This, I think, is more dangerous than 61 and

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Fresh update on "beijing" discussed on BTV Simulcast

BTV Simulcast

01:09 min | 15 hrs ago

Fresh update on "beijing" discussed on BTV Simulcast

"Without a substantial spike in debts. Mainland China, Taiwan, and Russia are at the bottom of the list. Senate Democrats are said to be working on cutting the tax increases in President Biden's economic package. Sources say it's part of a bid to make a deal with senator Joe Manchin and get the package passed in the coming weeks. The changes under consideration would trim some tax measures passed by the house last year and could mean both corporations and wealthy households end up with smaller tax hikes. Former iron based on R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for using his fame to sexually abuse young fans. The 55 year old was convicted last year of racketing and 6 trafficking. The judge imposed the sentence after hearing from survivors who told how Kelly's abuse affected their lives, Kelly did not address the course and plans to appeal the conviction. Most latest cost of living survey has revealed that Hong Kong is the world's most expensive place for employees center broad to work. Switzerland was hot on Hong Kong's heels with four cities Zürich, Geneva basil and Bern ranking second to 5th place, respectively. Three more Asian cities Singapore Tokyo and Beijing also made the top ten, their high rankings were driven by inflation and strong currencies. Global news, 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries. This is Bloomberg, Yusuf. Thank you very much, Joel as well. Get to test some of the high inflation

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Virus cluster at nightclub sets off new Beijing clampdown

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 2 weeks ago

Virus cluster at nightclub sets off new Beijing clampdown

"Of our cluster at a nightclub has set off a new Beijing clampdown China's capital has put school online in one of its major districts amid a new COVID-19 outbreak linked to a nightclub a total of 166 cases have been linked to the heaven supermarket club in a downtown nightlife area after an infected person visited there on Thursday That has prompted education authorities to stop in person attendance with exception of students taking little and high school placement exams Meanwhile life has yet to return to normal in Shanghai despite the lifting of a more than two month long lockdown I'm Charles De

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Fresh update on "beijing" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia

Bloomberg Daybreak Asia

00:49 min | 19 hrs ago

Fresh update on "beijing" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia

"Relatively gradual one compared to that coming out of the initial pandemic lockdowns. As we just heard, shooting ping is still committed to zero COVID. That means we could have more lockdowns along the way hopefully not, but that's certainly a big risk. Given the more transmission nature of omicron, and then of course, the size of the stimulus always had to get a handle on how big it is, but I think it's not going to be as big as it has been in the past. So those things will limit economic rebound. It'll still be a rebound, but just not as strong as in the past. The other factor, I guess, with the share market is that there's a risk premium hanging over China's shares these days as a result of the zero COVID policy. I guess the more regulatory risk associated with Xi Jinping's administration and of course geopolitical issues. So they're keeping foreign investors all a bit wary about China compared to what might have been the case pre COVID. So there's so much to unpack there. His reaffirmation of COVID zero. A lot of people are thinking, okay, that forget about them ditching it. It means a slower recovery. But he could be right. I mean, it might have been you know, I don't think we know yet, but I mean, if they really do shut it down, we've had days when there was zero cases in both Shanghai and Beijing. That would set up well, I suppose. Are you thinking that we used to admire them for their policy? Are you think that do you think they got it right? Well, maybe. I'm in a country Australia, which had what some people thought was the zero COVID policy. And I kind of think, well, maybe Australia was right. We kept on death right down and we saw a stronger economic recovery than many other countries did that weren't as tough on COVID. But of course, we had an endpoint in Australia, the endpoint in Australia was that we have a zero COVID policy until we get vaccines that can prevent serious illness. And we've got the vaccines and we've seen that that's helping prevent serious illness. So therefore, we zero COVID because we met that qualification of getting the vaccines. And of course, China is still in a bit of a limbo land on that front because it's not known for its unlikely. It seems as if the vaccines that they're using are not as effective as the ones we used in Australia and in the U.S. and so on. So they're really made to step up the pace on the mRNA vaccines

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Virus testing the new normal as China sticks to 'zero-COVID'

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 3 weeks ago

Virus testing the new normal as China sticks to 'zero-COVID'

"As China enforces its zero COVID strategy new COVID-19 testing sites have been popping up in many cities including the capital Beijing even when the spread of the virus has largely stopped lines form every day outside the thousands of testing centers throughout the country people who want to shop or go to work need to first show a negative test result to enter office buildings malls and other public places Authorities have ordered major cities to set up testing stations within a 15 minute walk for all residents Beijing and Shanghai alone have put up 10,000 or more each Regular testing and residence is becoming the new normal and many parts of China as the ruling Communist Party sticks steadfastly to a zero COVID approach that is increasingly at odds with the rest of the world I am Karen Chammas

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Figure skating minimum age rises to 17 before 2026 Olympics

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 3 weeks ago

Figure skating minimum age rises to 17 before 2026 Olympics

"The international skating union voted to raise the minimum age for figure skaters at senior international events to 17 meaning no 15 year olds will be competing at the 2026 Olympics in Italy The new rule will phase in with 16 year olds allowed during the 2023 24 season the governing body said it had a duty to protect the physical and psychological help of adolescent athletes who were being pushed to compete difficult quadruple jumps The change was in the works even before the unsettling controversy at the Beijing Olympics that focused public outrage at the Russian team's treatment of 15 year old Camila baleva who skated exquisitely in the early rounds but came under heavy stress when a positive doping test was revealed and was berated ringside by her coach after a main routine filled with errors I'm Jennifer King

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Beijing reopens restaurants as new COVID-19 cases drop

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 3 weeks ago

Beijing reopens restaurants as new COVID-19 cases drop

"Beijing's reopening restaurants as new COVID-19 cases drop Downhills are returning to restaurants in most of Beijing for the first time in more than a month as authorities further ease pandemic related restrictions after largely eradicating a small COVID-19 outbreak in the capital Museums cinemas and gyms are now allowed to operate up to 75% of capacity and delivery drivers can once again bring packages to a customer's door rather than leave them to be picked up The return to the near normal applied everywhere in Beijing except for one district and part of another where the outbreak still lingers I'm Charles De

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 Police patrol Hong Kong park to enforce Tiananmen vigil ban

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 3 weeks ago

Police patrol Hong Kong park to enforce Tiananmen vigil ban

"Police in Hong Kong are enforcing strict security on the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in China dozens of police officers patrolled Hong Kong's Victoria park after authorities banned any public acknowledgment of the Tiananmen Square crackdown for a third consecutive year for decades Hong Kong traditionally held a candlelit vigil in the park to remember the violent military suppression of student protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on the 4th of June 1989 the ban is seen as part of a move to eradicate any signs of political dissent and is evidence of Hong Kong's loss of freedoms as Beijing tightens its grip over the semi autonomous Chinese city Hong Kong resident Donald Tam told the AP Beijing's increasing control over the city is upsetting I'm

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China Follows Biden Remarks With Taiwan Military Drills

Mark Levin

01:47 min | Last month

China Follows Biden Remarks With Taiwan Military Drills

"You notice how more confrontational and escalatory China is becoming The air and sea combat readiness patrol was a solemn warning about the recent collusion between the U.S. and Taiwan colonel Xi said in a statement yesterday from the eastern theater command of the People's Liberation Army The command which is headquartered in the eastern city of Nanjing Didn't say when exactly the exercises were conducted on the Taiwan issue the U.S. side says one thing and does another giving repeated encouragement to Taiwan independent forces He said this is hypocritical and futile only lead the situation to a dangerous situation It will also face serious consequences So he's threatening us And then the way Bloomberg writes it the comet shall much Biden angered Beijing by answering yes when asked Monday in Tokyo The U.S. would act militarily to defend the island in the event of a Chinese attack Of course he's walked it back But I'm sorry I'm sorry for the put noids and the genoise Biden's comet was correct Yes White House officials later said he was only promising USA to help Taiwan defend itself in the event of hostilities But Chinese foreign minister spokesman Wang Wen bin also lashed out at the U.S. at a regular press So they lash out they attack us no big deal See we're provoking them China says we're provoking them in the Putin G wing of our political parties are saying we're provoking them too

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U.S. State Dept. Concerned About China's Influence on Pacific Nations

Mark Levin

01:26 min | Last month

U.S. State Dept. Concerned About China's Influence on Pacific Nations

"But we have something very important I want to tell you And we can't lose focus on this This is from AP and it's reported elsewhere Very very important This is at a New Zealand China wants ten small Pacific nations To endorse a sweeping agreement covering everything from security to fisheries and what one leader warns is a game changing bit by Beijing to rest control of the region A draft of the agreement obtained by The Associated Press shows that China wants to train Pacific police officers Team up on quote traditional non traditional security unquote we know what that means military And expand law enforcement cooperation China also wants to jointly develop a marine plan for fisheries which would include the Pacific's lucrative tuna catch Increased cooperation on running the region's Internet networks and set up cultural Confucius Institutes and classrooms China also mentions the possibility of setting up a free trade area with the Pacific nations China's move comes as foreign minister Wang Yi And a 20 person delegation begin a visit to the region this week In Washington U.S. State Department spokesman Ned price expressed concern about China's intentions Saint Beijing might use the proposed accords to take advantage of the islands and destabilize the region Gee you think

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Beijing, Shanghai ease COVID restrictions as outbreaks fade

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | Last month

Beijing, Shanghai ease COVID restrictions as outbreaks fade

"Shoppers have returned to the malls in Beijing as China declares a small but persistent COVID-19 outbreak effectively under control A partial reopening of stores and offices was welcomed by weary residents and struggling shopkeepers eager for life to return to normal A Beijing city spokesman says the outbreak has been put under effective control However many restaurants remain closed except for takeout and delivery There are also been a gradual easing of restrictions in Shanghai Another signal that the worst is over in the twin outbreaks in China's most prominent cities Many people in Shanghai can only go out with special passes and for a limited period of time I'm Mike

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China Wants 10 Small Pacific Nations to Agree to Security Agreement

Mark Levin

01:15 min | Last month

China Wants 10 Small Pacific Nations to Agree to Security Agreement

"This is at a New Zealand China wants ten small Pacific nations To endorse a sweeping agreement covering everything from security to fisheries and what one leader warns is a game changing bit by Beijing to rest control of the region A draft of the agreement obtained by The Associated Press shows that China wants to try and Pacific police officers Team up on quote traditional non traditional security unquote we know what that means military And expand law enforcement cooperation China also wants to jointly develop a marine plan for fisheries which would include the Pacific's lucrative tuna catch Increased cooperation on running the region's Internet networks and set up cultural Confucius Institutes and classrooms China also mentions the possibility setting up a free trade area with the Pacific nations China's move comes as foreign minister Wang Yi And a 20 person delegation begin a visit to the region this week In Washington U.S. State Department spokesman Ned price expressed concern about China's intentions Sang Beijing might use the proposed accords to take advantage of the islands and destabilize the region Gee you think

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Beijing extends work-from-home order as COVID-19 cases rise

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | Last month

Beijing extends work-from-home order as COVID-19 cases rise

"Beijing has extended orders for workers and students to stay home and ordered additional mass testing as cases of COVID-19 again rise in the Chinese capital Numerous residential compounds in Beijing have restricted movement in and out although conditions remain far less severe than in Shanghai where millions of citizens have been under varying degrees of lockdown for two months Beijing has reported an uptick in cases to 99 rising from a previous daily average of around 50 Meanwhile Shanghai is reported the 480,000 people are still confined to their homes I'm Charles De

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Beijing locks down more people in China's 'zero-COVID' fight

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | Last month

Beijing locks down more people in China's 'zero-COVID' fight

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Asian Games in China postponed because of spread of COVID-19

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | Last month

Asian Games in China postponed because of spread of COVID-19

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Hong Kong reopens beaches, Beijing relaxes quarantine rules

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 2 months ago

Hong Kong reopens beaches, Beijing relaxes quarantine rules

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Beijing preps COVID-19 hospital spaces, though new cases low

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 2 months ago

Beijing preps COVID-19 hospital spaces, though new cases low

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"beijing" Discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money

The Indicator from Planet Money

06:17 min | 5 months ago

"beijing" Discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money

"It is the Olympics, the games are happening, but this is a really unusual year. And not just because of the pandemic. China, which is hosting the winter games in Beijing, is facing a lot of criticism for its human rights record. It's restrictions on the press, censorship of everyday citizens, and especially its treatment of Uighurs. The U.S. State Department says the Chinese government is carrying out genocide. It's forcing people to live in detention camps, forcing Uyghur women to undergo abortions and forcing them to undergo sterilization. And because of that, a number of countries, including the U.S., Britain and Canada have declared diplomatic boycotts. And it's against this tense backdrop of politics and human rights issues that businesses, the Olympics corporate sponsors, they're trying to keep a low profile. Usually when you watch the Olympics on TV, there would be tons of ads. But this year has been relatively quiet. Sponsors are caught between a rock and a hard place. If they pump up their sponsorship, they risk alienating some American consumers. And in fact, last summer, a congressional hearing called on American businesses to withdraw their sponsorship of the Olympics. On the flip side, if businesses speak out against the Chinese, they risk losing China's almost one and a half billion customers, which is like about four Americas. I'm Sally hardships. And I'm Adrienne ma. Today's indicator is $200 million. That's around how much it costs to become an Olympic sponsor. Today on the show, how do you navigate when you know no matter what you do, you're going to lose? This message comes from NPR sponsor, odo, odo is a suite of user friendly business applications designed to automate streamline and simplify every aspect of your business from anywhere at any time. For a free trial, go to O DOO dot com slash indicator. For athletes the Olympics is one of the biggest events in the world. And you know what? It is the same thing for advertisers. You're talking about one of the most recognizable brands in the world. Scott rossner is an industry consultant, and he's advised brands from Adidas to the NFL, and he says, to get ready for the Olympics, brands have signed deals, written contracts, and spent hundreds of millions of dollars on rights and ad campaigns. Okay, we know what you get if you're an athlete and you win the Olympics, undying glory, un amazing metal, maybe the best feeling in the world, but what do you get if you're an Olympic sponsor? At its baseline, what you're talking about are those 5 interlocking rings. You're talking about the right to call yourself an official sponsor of whatever games you're talking about. You're an Olympic sponsor. And those in and of themselves, while some people will snicker at that, those are incredibly valuable pieces of intellectual property. Yeah, we're not talking about like a small, local event, right? We're talking about one of the biggest sporting events in the world. Games only happen every four years, and practically the whole world tunes in at some point. So sponsoring the Olympics can cost hundreds of millions of dollars. But it can be worth it. Coca-Cola has been a sponsor since 1928, and it's back again this year, and you've also got companies like Panasonic, Toyota and Visa. But this year's sponsors are faced with making this impossible choice. Who do you keep happy? It's hard to be a global brand and avoid China. Scott says on one side of the equation, there's America. And within that, you've got three groups of people that you're trying not to upset. Do you risk angering some of your American customers who are maybe questioning your ethics? But you also don't want to anger customers who would be furious if you pulled sponsorships for an event that supports hardworking American athletes. And let's not forget the shareholders. Who want to maximize their profits by keeping Chinese customers happy? Then, on the other side, you have to worry about China. The Chinese government, then there are Chinese companies and Chinese consumers. And Scott says it is when we turn our attention to Chinese consumers that things get especially delicate. Chinese nationalism is very strong. And so companies that have made outward public statements have to be prepared for the blowback from that because the companies that have made statements to that effect have had major issues with the Chinese consumer. Taken towel, the United States put sanctions in place over China's treatment of its weaker minority. And this winter until follow the sanctions. It sent a letter to its suppliers telling them it wouldn't use labor or services or goods from the Xinjiang region. The letter went viral on Chinese social media, Chinese consumers were angry. This famous singer Kerry Wong spoke out against Intel, saying, quote, national interests came first. This was a big problem for Intel, which makes billions of dollars in China. It was so bad that Intel deleted the original statement from its website and issued an apology. And this past spring Adidas had a similar situation. It said it was going to stop buying cotton and other raw materials from the region and boom. I got hit with a boycott from Chinese consumers. But Scott says the risk of upsetting Chinese lip fans also goes way beyond the risk of alienating customers. Given the role of Chinese manufacturing in the global marketplace, this is not just a consumption issue. It's a manufacturing issue. So it is in many ways a no win situation for companies that take a stance, whether you're an Olympic sponsor, whether you are any other company in the world when you take a stance on this, you have to be prepared for the negative piece that you are going to incur in the Chinese marketplace. Now, there is precedent.

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"beijing" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

01:45 min | 5 months ago

"beijing" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"Relying on their support, their funds. What Europe has done, in fact, is not only to support the coast guard, but to make it difficult, even for aid workers that are trying to help migrants in the Mediterranean. You have various groups that have ships that go around the Mediterranean trying to rescue stranded migrants since 2018 Italian ports have been closed to those ships. European navies used to run their own rescue operations in the Mediterranean. And of course, migrants that they picked up were brought to European ports. They have stopped doing that now and what European navies do is provide intelligence for the Libyan coast guard to make sure that they can intercept migrants at sea. What they are doing in policy and what they are doing in funding is geared very much towards supporting the Libyan coast guard, supporting these militias. And as long as Libyan state institutions.

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"beijing" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

07:58 min | 5 months ago

"beijing" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"The same red and blue face masks as we go in. We've been in various different security checks and COVID tests for several hours already. And I think that reflects the extraordinary high stakes. This is an Olympics taking place in the middle of a pandemic in a country which has decided to try and crush COVID completely in the midst of that pandemic, they've admitted about 30,000 foreigners into China for the Olympics. And so if you add together China's obsession with order it at the best of times, you end up with this extraordinary mixture of police and medical checks and security and kerfuffle. And so how has it been to get this far? So this is very much an invitation only public event. So about a couple of weeks ago, they announced that the general public would not be coming on a ticket basis and that state work units would be allocating tickets for sporting events, but also for the big ceremonies like this. So the foreign ministry has an allocation of tickets, which they've given out to foreign journalists based in Beijing, not all. And it was interesting, we were just in a kind of several hours of waiting around changing buses. And I was talking to some of the other Chinese spectators who had been invited to the opening ceremony. There's a lot of universities who have been allowed to send a hundred or so students each. I talked to them, they'd known for ages that they were coming and they're all members of the ones that I spoke to at least when the communist youth league. But then I spoke to another woman who was a teacher trainer from a teaching training institution, and she told me that she had only known for a couple of weeks that she was coming to the opening ceremony. So you can see that there's been a bit of a scramble to assemble a reliable well behaved and have you deserving crowd to come to this event? And aside from the ones who have been lucky enough to be invited. What's the mood more generally in Beijing about the games? I mean, you know, the usual propaganda machine is now clicking into gear, but I've been in China for other very big events and this is not being given the full welly to use the technical term. And I think that that reflects a couple of things. One is that winter sports are just not an enormous thing. I think there is a basic tension about the fact that the Chinese public is very, very focused on the idea that the outside world is a source of infection and disease and chaos and that as a result, the idea of allowing all these foreigners into the country does make them a bit anxious. And so I think that is inevitably a slight dampener. And what about the games on the international stage? This should be an event for a country to shine. What does that look like this year? I think there's a real sour edge to it, but it's not universal. I think what that tells you is that if you look at the list of countries that are doing some form of diplomatic boycotts, the most obvious ones are America and their closest Anglo Saxon allies and that's not lost on Chinese officials and diplomats. You make the point that the French on boycotting the Germans aren't by causing this seems to be about the Anglo Saxon world. These arrogant English speaking countries that in China is telling a nostalgic for the days when white men who spoke English ran the world and they don't like having a rising China from a different civilization at the top table. And so I think they're very keen to play up the fact that you have dozens of foreign leaders mostly. It has to be said from non democratic countries, a lot of Central Asian leaders, some other Asian leaders, Vladimir Putin is I think the guest of honor, you would say, who also had a summit today with Xi Jinping. And so if you want to talk about the fact that this is a very divided world and one of the ways in which this world is dividing is in views of China and whether China is a normal country whose big public celebrations are the kind of things you would want to send your leaders to celebrate this Olympics is an absolutely classic example. It's just another milestone on that long journey towards the division of the world into camps who take a very different view of China's rise. Do you think there are any risks for Xi Jinping and the party machinery here that something might make it come unstuck? Their attention to detail is always impressive, but they're clearly very, very anxious for everything to look. These elements, I think part of that stage management has a darker edge to it, which is should an athlete get very angry about COVID controls because there is this daily testing going on of the athletes who are inside the closed quarantine bubble. And if they test positive for any reason after arriving, then they're isolated and in some cases might not get to compete. So I think there is you can imagine scenarios in which athletes end up getting very upset with the strictness of the COVID controls here. And if that goes out on social media, I think that could be quite an issue. And certainly, the extreme strictness of these controls that I've been going through. I've had four COVID tests where I will have had four COVID tests by the time I'm done with this opening ceremony in the space of a few days. That is because the greatest risk I think for Xi Jinping would be after two years of extraordinary sacrifice to achieve a zero COVID situation in China. If the Olympics was the thing that brought in a big wave of COVID into China, that would clearly be an own goal for the party. But beyond controlling COVID, though, there is one thing that may be out of the party's control, and that is political dissent. The Olympic Games have been a place for people to make statements. Do you think we'll see any? It's very hard to know whether an individual athlete may choose to say something about what's happening in Xinjiang or in Tibet. It's not out of ban. You know, there have been previous famously black powers of salutes at Olympics years and years ago. China is a pretty intimidating place if you're planning a place called protest it has to be said and I think that national teams have been telling their athletes really this is not the country to try and play the hero and make a political protest. We've seen senior Chinese public security officials say that anyone who breaks Chinese law will be subject to certain punishments. They have lifted the usual Internet censorship for those athletes who are inside the closed loop bubbles. So they will be able to use social media and Google and SnapChat and Instagram in ways that are not possible outside in the rest of China. I was talking some diplomats here about whether they thought their countries would have athletes who had stage political protests. One of the things they said is that sport is a big business now. And if you're a young athlete who wants to make a career of this, you know you're going to be damaging your career fairly severely if you use this place to make a process. So it's very hard to know. But it seems unlikely given just how big a deal it is for China's leadership that all of this goes smoothly. So every big public event that is on the global stage is a big deal for the Chinese Communist Party. You remember, this is a party that stakes its legitimacy on its successful performance. It doesn't win elections. The Communist Party doesn't have opponents who it can beat in order to gain a mandate. It is a country entirely based around the claim that its way of governing may be iron fisted, but is successful and orderly and efficient. So any big public event like the Olympics is a test of that performance legitimacy. But this year is particularly crucial. Why? Because China feels it's locked in a competition with the west that it is winning. The west has done so badly at managing COVID that this is proof that China's iron 51 party system is just superior and keeps people safe in a way that is morally superior to decadent dysfunctional western democracy, but also the end of 2022, there's going to be a very important once every 5 years partly Congress, which all people expect Xi Jinping the current leader to seek a third term as China's supreme leader, which is unprecedented. And so he needs more than ever a completely orderly, completely successful 2022, and this ceremony at the beginning of February is the first bookend of a year that in his dreams ends with the second bookend of his elevation to a level of power and undisputed authority, not seen since the days of chairman Mao. David, thank you very much for joining us and enjoy the ceremony. Thank you..

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"beijing" Discussed on The Lead

The Lead

07:27 min | 5 months ago

"beijing" Discussed on The Lead

"China. The U.S. State Department accusing the Chinese authorities of rounding up up to 2 million Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities into internment camps. Facing atrocities ranging from sexual assault to psychological torture to cultural brainwashing and death. The Chinese government has denied any wrongdoing and saying their safety and national security concerns. But the U.S. State Department has called it a genocide. Every single provision in the United Nations genocide convention violated by the Chinese government's treatment of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang. So abuses of majority, Muslim population in the northwest, to suppression of pro democracy movements and activists in Hong Kong, thousands of protesters on Hong Kong street, clashing with riot police. Rubber bullets and tear gas fired into the chaos umbrellas and plastic bottles that only defense. To repression in Tibet to actions around Taiwan, you throw all of that against a movement that's supposed to promote togetherness and the world is very much not together as it congregates for the Olympics. I know that the International Olympic Committee often stays silent when it comes to these kinds of debates around human rights abuses. And the IOC has awarded the Olympic Games to China twice now, as you mentioned in the last 14 years and wants to Russia, what if anything has the IOC had to say about these latest accusations being leveled against China? And their decision to allow the games to be hosted in Beijing. Yeah, I mean, the Olympic charter expressly states that things like abuse aren't to take place. So in 1970, the International Olympic Committee officially expelled South Africa from competing in the Olympic Games. Sport is based on the ethos of play and competition being fair and equal for all. And that is not deemed possible in this country which practices apartheid. That was the first time such a move had been taken. And it was in direct response to global pressure over apartheid. Obviously, the racist policies that governed South Africa at the time. South Africa wasn't welcome back into the Olympic fold until 1992. So that was a period of decades where the IOC did, again, under global pressure, take a stand in a political arena. It was pointed out by Jules boycott who's a Professor of Pacific university in Oregon that it might have been a little bit easier back then because South Africa doesn't exactly how old the geopolitical status that China does today. But the IOC has been quiet and it's been in line with honestly FIFA, which is the world governing body for soccer that the next World Cup is in Qatar. And the allegations of severe maltreatment of labor in building those stadiums and that's at the FIFA level and at the IOC as well, there are a lot of questions about looking the other way about the bid process, which has been rejigged and altered since obviously Beijing was named the 2022 host. Historically speaking, the Olympics have, of course, been staging ground for political statements. This year, there are a handful of nations, including the U.S., Canada, Australia and the UK that have announced political boycotts of the games. Can you explain exactly what that will look like? I mean, diplomatic boycotts means that civil servants elected officials. They're not going to be going there. It's the first time Americans have boycotted an Olympics since 1980, when president Jimmy Carter refused to send a delegation to the Moscow games in protest of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but Carter kept American athletes home too, not just officials. So you're not going to see Joe Biden waving to a crowd. You're not going to see Kamala Harris waving to a crowd. You're not going to see Justin Trudeau or any members of his cabinet there. You're just sending the athletes. So it's kind of a half in half out boycott. So it's very much symbolic. China also responding tonight calling the U.S. move a serious offense to the 1.4 billion Chinese people. Yeah, David, they are calling this one pure political provocation and they are now threatening countermeasures though they're not specifying what those are as for The White House they say it was not an option to not send American athletes to these games games that they have been training their entire lives for. You know, some countries because of COVID travel restrictions probably weren't going to send anybody anyway. However, there are others who were as of last week still on the fence. I believe Germany was still on the fence, and there are others as well, Eastern Europe block countries that were sending a full complement of people as would fit under the rules and restrictions of going to Beijing in the middle of the pandemic. So, you recently spoke with a number of current and former athletes about the dilemma that they, as athletes face in situations like this, where they're sort of caught up in the middle of geopolitical storm. Could you tell us who you spoke with and what they had to say? Yeah, I mean, I think one of the most illustrative examples was John Morris. He is a Canadian curler, already a two time Olympian, already a two time gold medal winner. He's going with a mixed doubles partner, Rachel Holman. And what he said is basically look, we're going to compete. Where we compete and how we compete is in a reflection on any support we may or may not have for the governing regime on the ground in that country. If we were to start focusing on that, we would lose focus on what we're there to do, which is compete in which is to win. So I think what he said is they basically try and keep blinders on. Diane Jones kind of was a Canadian Olympian. She was a pentathlon who was forced to skip in 1980 because Canada had joined the boycott of the 1980 games in Moscow. And she said that athletes shouldn't be used as pawns in politics that they're there to compete, let them compete and have politics separate. But I mean, you take a look at, for instance, drew Nielsen is a former Canadian snowboarder and Olympian said that athletes should be ashamed of themselves for going over there because it provides implicit support for the regime by helping them use sports and this grand spectacle to sort of wash over the details of the more serious real world allegations. Well, on top of all the geopolitical controversies, these Olympics are also as we mentioned, taking place during what is still a global pandemic. And in a city with incredibly strict COVID policies. And we've heard this phrase closed loop thrown around quite a bit to describe how the games are going to work. So what is your understanding of how things will work on the ground in Beijing? Yeah, so the closed loop means you're not going to be able to take a day trip if you're an athlete from the athletes village. There's a series of areas and venues where athletes, media, sponsors, anybody who's a part of it will be inside and sort of an invisible wall around the rest of Beijing. Not one giant bubble, so much as multiple bubbles connected by dedicated shuttles. Within the capital city, there are several hotels and venues, plus the Olympic village that are only for credentialed participants. And that's the same in the lower areas where curling some of those sports would be played and up in the mountains where there'll be skiing and luge. Then there are the mountain venues. On the outskirts of Beijing, connected by high-speed train and highways. So as to maintain the separation, even the railcars are divided, and the closed loop buses given.

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"beijing" Discussed on The Lead

The Lead

02:49 min | 5 months ago

"beijing" Discussed on The Lead

"Never been an Olympics quite like the Beijing games in that we're talking about staging an optional sporting spectacle under coronavirus pandemic conditions in a country that is a serial human rights abuser that is long acted in ways that clash with the lofty principles that are enshrined in the Olympic charter, and that may well blunt the exciting zeitgeist of athlete activism that we've witnessed in recent years. That's professor Jules boycot of Pacific university talking about the spectacle that is about to begin in Beijing China, also known as the 2022 Winter Olympics. Today, with the opening ceremony just days away, we're looking at the controversies around the host nation and the challenges that COVID will present at the games. Then, on a bit happier note, we dive into the stories and athletes to follow on Team USA, including a speed skater who gave up her spot to a teammate. Yeah, it's just the spirit of the Olympics. And being a great teammate and yeah, so it's bigger than just me. It's Team USA. From one day in the athletic, I'm otters kelto. It's Tuesday, February 1st, and this is the lead. Sean Fitzgerald, good to have you with us today. Thanks for having me. So, Sean, the arrival of these Winter Olympics feels kind of strange to me on several levels. First, the Tokyo Summer Olympics just wrapped up 5 and a half months ago after getting delayed by a year because of COVID. We're still in this global pandemic and Beijing has incredibly strict COVID policies, which we'll get into in a little bit here. And then there's a ton of controversy around China even being allowed to host these Olympics in the first place. So I want to start with that last part. Can you just remind us of some of the controversies swirling around this year's games? How long is this podcast? Does it go for three days? Do we have three days of time for this? It might. Okay. Well, I'll take a deep breath and try and answer it in one. Beijing hosted the summer games in 2008. For a long time. China has dreamed of opening its doors and inviting the world's athletes to Beijing for the Olympic Games. And it is obviously highly unusual that they would get a game so soon after. Basically a bunch of other countries sort of raised their hand, mostly in Western Europe, but then when the costs from the most recent games came in, you take a look at what Sochi was in 2014. You know, you're talking into the billions and billions and billions of dollars, like ruinous amounts of money. The most expensive sporting event in history. Now Sochi stadiums and hotels stand mostly empty. The gold and the glories are gone, leaving the city and its surroundings with a tarnished.

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"beijing" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

04:13 min | 7 months ago

"beijing" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"Urge the exclusion of New Zealand after its rugby team toured apartheid South Africa. New Zealand still took part, and won 15 gold medals that year. South Africa had been banned since 1964 over its racist apartheid policies. The most significant boycotts were the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games, dozens of countries led by the U.S. withheld their athletes from the 1980 Moscow Olympics. The USSR and 13 other governments declined to send their athletes to the following Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, claiming that they would not be safe. However, the greatest historical lesson from those boycotts was that they came at great cost to the athletes who were barred from playing, say Olympic history experts. That was always one of the biggest problems at the boycotts in 1980 and 1984 was that many felt and especially with hindsight that it was the athletes that suffered, says Toby rider, an associate Professor of sport history at California state university. It also didn't change Soviet policy in Afghanistan. The boycott didn't really prove a point. I mean, it didn't stop the Soviets from invading Afghanistan, writer says. The International Olympic Committee has navigated nearly 40 years of Olympic cooperation by working to keep politics and sports as separate as possible. That strategy was mostly effective during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which many observers regard as China's coming out party on the world stage. Some political leaders and dignitaries declined to attend the opening ceremony, though U.S. president George W. Bush was there. However, the IOC's stated political neutrality has increasingly come under fire. Human Rights Watch accused the organization of covering for Beijing when IOC members met with Pong via video chat at the height of questions about her well-being. The IOC said Pong was safe, but did not address questions about her allegations against a senior community party official. In October, the world Uighur Congress and international organization advocating Uighurs rights urged governments to withdraw from the games, saying participants would be complicit with genocide in China. Jules boycot, a sports politics expert at the Pacific university in Oregon tells time that ultimately the political tensions between the U.S. and China won out. Though it's clear the boycotts were calibrated to send a message without punishing athletes. The stakes are very high to raise the alarm against China's human rights violations without falling into what we might think of as a Cold War trap, says boycott. The IOC for its part acknowledges that some of the political issues have become intractable. But says the games must continue regardless. Those games are not going to be canceled, and people need to understand that dick pound the IOC's longest serving member says pound who is Canadian also suggests that the diplomatic boycotts are enough to send a message to China..

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"beijing" Discussed on Squawk Pod

Squawk Pod

08:31 min | 7 months ago

"beijing" Discussed on Squawk Pod

"Virus was cooked up in a lab. Right. Okay. And they're very happy to take their chances with all the medicines they're going to have to take when they get COVID. So the whole thing is crazy. Yeah. Just as a side note. Reaction. Pattern found somebody who hasn't taken the vaccine and then has said, no, no, please don't give me rem despair either. I mean, it just makes no sense. Well, even the worries about whether there's all that stuff. I can guarantee if you want to hurt your heart, get COVID. It's like ten times as likely to have some type of information. Coming up on squawk pod were on the ground in Beijing. How groups around the world are standing up to China, with leadership expert Jeff sonnenfeld. It's disappointing that we don't see pinch rays transcript. We don't see a video wall of all this in for Thomas Bach for the IOC to say somehow, oh, we'll see her in January or later next year. That's crazy. Get in early. Join the CNBC investing club of Jim Cramer, be among the first. Get tips straight from Kramer, the only club with exclusive trading leads for early access symmetry email at CNBC dot com slash investing club. This is squawk pad today with Joe kernan Becky quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin. Here's Becky. Time now for an update on the controversy over a Chinese tennis player who accused a top Communist Party official of sexual assault. The women's tennis association has suspended all tournaments in China over the handling of her accusation and concerns for her safety. Emission joins us right now. She's got more on that front. Good morning, or good evening there. Good evening, Becky, or good morning, actually. The Chinese government as well as the women's the world of women's tennis are really at a standstill over the Chinese tennis player, Pong Shui. The WTA said that it's suspending all the tournaments in China, potentially losing millions of dollars in a ten year deal. Meanwhile, Pong has had limited interaction with the outside world, apparently, or at least seemingly under a Beijing's instruction. She was last seen in videos and photos on Twitter in the accounts of state media of Chinese state media, but otherwise the WTO WTA has said that she is not reachable. Now the WHO TA's tough stance is being closely watched by the international business community as a potential inflection point in their relationship and how to engage with Beijing, including on the Beijing Olympics, the tactic of the Chinese right now appears to be to drop support for Beijing's position by arguing a popular international view that politics shouldn't mix with sport and that athletes are the only ones who go punished. They're also pressuring the U.S. business community to push back, including amchem, as well as the U.S. China business council and this would include against boycott of the Olympics. And then finally, they've been enlisting the help of the IOC to reassure the tennis world as well as others that punctual is fine. The IOC, again, double down to align itself with Beijing saying that they have spoken to her for a second time over a video call, and that they have agreed that the two would be meeting in person in January. Joining us right now for more on all of this is Jeff sonnenfeld. He's Yale school of management senior associate dean for leadership studies. He's also a CNBC contributor. And Jeff, I know you have some pretty strong feelings about this. What do you think of the move of the women's tennis association and what do you think of the Olympics in contrast? Yes, Becky, thanks, niha. There really is some precedent here. I think that the IOC has a along the tainted history. This is Thomas Bach is just the latest in a stream of just between us quisling week leaders that have telltale that are appeasers to I think abuse of governments. And we go on at length about the IOC in concessions being made on Russian doping for the entirety of Thomas Bach's reign. He's been there about 8 years. And despite even internal findings of manipulation of testing by the IOC themselves, Bach has continually fought doing the right thing. His predecessor one summer on it's not inflammatory name falling to identify as a fascist. He was much of a career and it was in Franco's government and the concessions and the scandals on bid ringing of contracts. The IOC for them to come out and make a statement is hardly cleansing and it's disappointing that we don't see the pensions transcript. We don't see a video wall of all this. And for Thomas Bach with the IOC to say somehow, oh, we'll see her in January or later in the next year. That's crazy. I think tennis has been very bold. They're taking a lonely stand, kind of like a Ken Frazier, post Charlottesville, a CEO of Merck, remember, and we're wondering, where's the stampede of others to follow? I'm not saying there needs to be a mass boycott either of athletes or of even advertisers, although some advertisers might consider. It's very important that NBC continued their coverage for a lot of reasons. But diplomatic boycott makes a lot of sense. So Jeff, what you're talking about is something that I think people are clamoring for in some arenas. But it does get back to the point of if you push the Olympics to pull out or to say forget it or to boycott a diplomatic boycott. It gets you to the point where you don't know how that escalates and where things go. And China is now in a position where they have been testing hypersonic missile tests. They're in a position where they have nuclear warheads, the potential for all of these things. And the question becomes, if you can't even meet on something like an Olympic grounds, where does that leave you in terms of any diplomacy? And I guess the return answer is, our efforts at this have not worked to this point. But you are talking about some pretty big issues with some pretty important heft. It's the most important relationship in the world. How do we proceed? Well, I'm really glad you went to the third rail about talking about global peace and national security issues because a lot of CEOs wisely don't want to talk about that. And I just, I don't encourage them. I mean, good for you to raise it, but just so that we have in the background of the context. So where CEOs if they can avoid it shouldn't go, he shouldn't be talking about any of the saber rattling in Taiwan, the South China Sea, looking at those nuclear warheads, the various control of the Congo rare minerals or things like that that China has is that Xi Jinping, when he took control, many in the U.S. government, of both parties were initially happy because Hu Jintao his predecessor didn't have such full authority over the disparate parts of the Chinese government. They thought, well, now we have a unified person to deal with that. Well, they realize that we have an emperor now, but the risk of these embers for life models is they always feel threatened and it doesn't take much to trigger a sense of recklessness, carelessness. Now, he happens to be, I don't think a reckless person, even though he's concentrating power in his to historic proportions. But we shouldn't, if this were Russia, we would say don't poke the bear. In this case, they'd say, don't push the panda. I think we should stay away from the global diplomacy issues that are volatile in kind of on the edge. But looking at what advertisers can do together, there are companies, I don't know, Nike gap, Adidas, H and M, L.L.Bean, Patagonia. These folks, meritoriously, this year, this spring this summer banded together and refused to take for Xinjiang province, any of the cotton, and it's very high quality cotton that's coming from the oppressed Uighurs that are people being forced forced to produce those forced to work. Now, some companies have an egg or not even signed up by, you know, if people care about boycotting, they might.

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"beijing" Discussed on Optimism Vaccine

Optimism Vaccine

03:27 min | 10 months ago

"beijing" Discussed on Optimism Vaccine

"I admire your luck. Mr james bond. This never happened. The other phone is only down. She wants mr scandal living daylights out of hello and welcome back to another episode of for your ears only optimism vaccines ongoing. James bond podcast series. We've run out of bond films. Who are not going to let that. Stop us abundance. Jackie's and i'm joined of course what j. repeal how you doing jake doing just dandy jack how are you. I'm good that we're we're this is going to be a fun. We've we've kind of gone between some real bad stuff. It's good stuff. We veered off the bond pat. I'm starting to appreciate how consistent the bond films genuinely are kind of had struck me beforehand. Might like you might dislike him but honestly there. There's definitely some are better than others. But it's not like you know when you put one on your in for any real shock. I think january are generally but boy when you when you veer off that bond path. And you're just looking for other. Fill the gap while you wait for no time to die to make cinema which may or may not happen soon. Ish we shall see Yeah you you really you take your quality in your hands. You don't know what might come up. Yeah absolutely and i just a testament to why i love bond so much. I think it's the most reliable thing that we got. As far as a franchise goes everything can kind of stand on. its own in each film offers. Its own pleasures so to speak. That's true although you could argue the marvel. Cinematic universe has an incredible consistency to to. It's just that none of them were washable. Yeah it's got the consistency of like wallpaper paste l. Keeps keeps everything together. But i don't wanna stare at it for too long. Does beautiful so anyway. We're we're at right now. This episode is. We're we're veering off the east to hong kong to stephen chow's from beijing with love which is very obviously a bond tribute by the title alone. But i sure you threat the whole film. It will repeatedly recall bond elements in very absurd ways for anyone who doesn't oh steven showers of course a comedian first and foremost himself originally like an action star back. Wanted to be the next. Bruce lee but i think when he got in there it kind of became evident to him he did not have the makings of the next. Bruce lead compared to many other martial artists but he found out he was pretty good at comedy so he turned his hand to that pretty quickly. And by foyer around here the mid nineties movie. I think it's nineteen ninety. Four by around this point he was really one of the biggest difference. Maybe the biggest stroll in hong kong cinema even maybe even bigger than jackie chan at this point although jackie chan at this point was a venturing out into the international territory. So he wasn't too bothered by that he was. He was on his way towards rush hour and having lots and lots of americans throw money at him which is very nice situation to be in. Frankly stephen shower would break later with a shaolin soccer and kung fu also on if what you kind of surprising broke so big considering sacrifice..

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"beijing" Discussed on        Voices Of Courage (Walk The Talk)

Voices Of Courage (Walk The Talk)

05:04 min | 11 months ago

"beijing" Discussed on Voices Of Courage (Walk The Talk)

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"beijing" Discussed on        Voices Of Courage (Walk The Talk)

Voices Of Courage (Walk The Talk)

03:18 min | 11 months ago

"beijing" Discussed on Voices Of Courage (Walk The Talk)

"I had to recreate a jacket that was literally the uniform. Jackie a war in beijing jail six. I got no certain up on the jagged. That's literally how the jacket. If fourteen days straight in beijing jail six. You've got handcuffs. I'm ahead is down. But i'm looking at the camera. Like what the fuck up i got myself into. So it's like you see decided cover like what the hell is this useful drawn interest by that amount each star reading on madison. Kate kate the title. Everything's catchy while. And casey like i know like i'm going definitely be into that tonight. Having china or anybody like anybody can say us free on top of that so it was like losing losing. Elevate just read first chapter. That's how you get done by now. I don't need go. Hey get recipes for Of you pick your i benefit from both of them either way. So right easy. I would never outcry like a little baby. But that's in your land. Your man's that'll be different. Pretty obviously or woman. I think they might be some hardcore woman. It'd be like what it is. That why i relate the yes oh did you okay. Did we did. I cut you off on anything right now. I don't want to I know that this right here. I noticed withdraw my listeners I'm gone and i know like in the future also would love to have you back here to a as things unfolding today tell us more crowd platforms to where this chanel nag. Live live life for audio and all that stuff that lacks gorna so i think that And not this stuff because this was your life. But i mean this stuff like make people think you know what i mean. It's and it's the real life story exmouth. It's not especially for us for our black people is not your average. You know one story that you know so we definitely have to tap in further show for show most definitely saw what i wanna do it because you know i don't. I like to have fun to my show. I'm trying to you know you some different. Because i don't think i'm boring. No just since you have visited you know Lovely china you've been there. You could experience. You can say that because you've been there so therefore people talk about that. They never been there. They the experts and i'm i'm quite tired of people at hell. I do have this one question. And i don't think something that should give me kicked off the internet or vander anything. This was told to need somebody that stayed over there..

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"beijing" Discussed on        Voices Of Courage (Walk The Talk)

Voices Of Courage (Walk The Talk)

05:46 min | 11 months ago

"beijing" Discussed on Voices Of Courage (Walk The Talk)

"Is like no kidding. Gosh no the status on the series. No experience. I'm just kind of living vicariously through it. Because it just reminds me of how i met someone from. He became my best friend now from jordan and him and i didn't even get some meeting Parson but we still were very tight and he just taught me so much from the outside looking in for america. Made me realize how different how you can be led to think something. And it's not true happens to all of us realize it's not that not that way when actually somebody from the appreciate that so chancellor so your app pat you know. Say yeah it'd been in any trouble or anything. Far-right of only i've only. I've never been suspended from school. Never nobody ever had a reason to clubs especially over here. China beijing beijing. Yes but even in america Nah i left. Not everybody's experience even the your as a face card is everything in the energy. Is everything to so you. Carry yourself in your resume. Take a long way so is easier said than down for at upbringing too. But i'm not gonna say because i'm one along because some people come from a really struggled and they still are able to exactly. Yes i'm gonna say up breaking but yeah okay so then when so okay so we're gonna go to the door and when you got the knocking you saw. Who was on the other side. Had that play our squad ahead rose so yes april fourth twenty nineteen Day off something a get ready to go to this team. Builder invent Company coming always host team building events every month in his life. It'd be like seven different ones. You can sign up for South finnegan ready to go to this pan. Disband painting a gate. So you know everybody knows. Chinese fans so often customize my own a nipsy hustle just died around the time so as designate. My whole fan him is going to be a whole nips. Elsa marathon.

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"beijing" Discussed on The Strategerist

The Strategerist

05:58 min | 11 months ago

"beijing" Discussed on The Strategerist

"And the senior staff at the white house decided to move forward. Did it sounded like we could put a plan together and go and so. We began working on the logistics through our embassy and in in beijing and then About a month prior about actually closer to probably two three weeks prior to the actual trip We sent a win over pre advance and took the advanced team and drop them In country and we had more meetings To sort of work out more of the details in the logistics in finalize where we were going to stay and negotiate for vehicle passes in credentials in all the things that you have to have in order to pick up the white house in washington and move it to beijing and so and and introduce our advance team and what is what is an advanced team. Do showing this was a rather large advanced team I think we probably had about eighteen members on the advanced team. And they cover everything from There's a lead advance. And he's the overall person in charge of the trip on the ground so he is the spokesperson Regarding logistics for the white house in the presidency on on site on ground in in beijing. So he's he's the lead he has a counterpart from the secret service and a counterpart from The white house communications agency and they with their teams plan. All of the they get down in the weeds and plan.

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"beijing" Discussed on The BreakPoint Podcast

The BreakPoint Podcast

04:39 min | 1 year ago

"beijing" Discussed on The BreakPoint Podcast

"Beijing offers further lockdowns on religious conscience. Rights you might say that. They're having a nebuchadnezzar moment for the colson center. I'm john stonestreet. This is breakpoint increasingly threatened with a future of economic and cultural instability. The chinese government has worked hard to guarantee public safety to secure its power and to deliver a kind of domestic tranquility. That only comes when you limit freedom for example. Several sources have reported that yet again. Beijing is increasing pressure on religious groups in new ways beginning this year. All approved religions must conform to their new administrative measures for religious institutions document as cameron. Hilditch put it in national review. The chinese communist aren't trying to extirpate every last trace of theism instead they're attempting to enervate religious opposition to the regime by taming and coopting domestic religious belief turning into another thoroughfare for the regime's agenda of social control in quote despite beijing's formal claims that citizens of china they freely choose and express their religious beliefs. What you're seeing. There isn't freedom at all it isn't even toleration it cannot even be called benign neglect. This is an empty permission to only obey going. Forward religious groups and individuals will only be free practice their faith if that faith actively conforms to and works under state authority under these orders not conspiring against the state or even passively complying with beijing's orders will not be enough to avoid trouble proactive. Supportive tyranny is now required and no way can the precepts of have been be allowed to challenge the mandates of the state. Now of course. Xi jinping's regime like most atallah -tarian powers likes to style itself as a line of innovation but in reality he's just in a long line of tyrants who throughout the ages tried and failed to unseat god by compromising the loyalties of his people think of daniel's friends refusing to bow before nebuchadnezzar thing about daniel himself refusing to kowtow to a persian emperors vanity. Think about the christians facing down roman. Caesar's like g these tyrants didn't care to whom or what god's people prayed as long as that worshiped ultimate worship of the tyrant or the state in rome christians only had to accommodate the state with a little incense offered to the empire alongside their loyalty to christ but that was the line they could not cross they would not subject the claim christ had on their lives and on all of reality in order to meet the demands of rome or the gods of that age and to be clear. It's not just in the ancient world or in communist lands were. Christians are called to conform. Recently the french minister of the interior demanded the churches submission saying of evangelicals quote. We cannot discuss with people who refuse to write on paper that the law of the republic is superior to the law of god an american history pastors who refused to follow the pro slavery or segregation script often found themselves cancelled if not worse and today christians who fail to conform to the new progressive sexual orthodoxy are threatened with dismissal from polite society maybe even dismissal from their jobs whenever christians half as cultural hostilities throughout history. It's whenever there's been a system or a power claiming to be the absolute and final authority. It's not that certain kings and dictators who history were bad men and therefore acted badly toward the church and other dissidents the stories far deeper than that. It's any ruler. In any ideology that presumes the kind of omniscience and omnipotence and only belongs to god and they inevitably see claims to transcendent truth as an existential and then tolerable threat to their rule. Here's how francis schaeffer put it when he was describing the roman era persecution endured by the early church quote notes atallah -tarian authority nor authoritarian state can tolerate those who have an absolute by which to judge that state and its actions. This applied to the ancient world. It applies to beijing today and it applies to western ideologies that demand our absolute and total allegiance. Now here's the good news. Got has always strengthen preserved and sustained his people. He did it for daniel and daniels friends. He did it for the early church including those persecuted and even martyred. He's doing it right now for our brothers and sisters in china and we can be sure he will.

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"beijing" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

NewsRadio WIOD

05:02 min | 2 years ago

"beijing" Discussed on NewsRadio WIOD

"Terminate the deal with Beijing is not living up to the terms and there is a new setback for the automakers the rental car companies are canceling orders for new vehicles because their business has disappeared Jimmy back to you all right thanks very much well this may be really good as the world health organisation revealed yesterday the corona virus patients who recovered and tested negative and then later tested positive for the disease are not cases of reinfection is that the tests are coming back positive because the patients are still expelling dead long cells as part of their healing and recovery south Korean health officials reported more than one hundred of the cases in April a raising concerns the patients whoever covered could be re infected it's still not clear however if having produced antibodies produces many immunity and if so for how long that my last so may I I thought that was a really good news a matter of fact not sure they're not getting re infected once you've had a great question is whether you're protected from getting it again down the line well let's see with the but here's the thing they thought that this is a group of people who what did get yeah and now we know they did not get it again good news so and then this thing's been around for for five months now I guess if you believe the thing about France and you know all the things that happen in China in December January so you would think we would it please have a number of people who have been re infected again these are they they're like Superman you know well and I know more more people that we talked about it a few weeks ago with doctor Dr deb is that there are people that that are sure that they had the corona virus going back into early this year even last year even though we're told that you know but but probably wasn't here yet I know people are encouraged actually are Wendy Wendy Grossman to take the antibody test my wife is going to be taking the antibody test you go to it I think it's quest that I had found the things like under thirty Bucks probably great health cut you know your health insurance will cover it but a lot of people want to know whether they've had a lot of people are convinced that they did Jimmy yeah now a question here's some more good news if you're like the rest of us failing miserably at finding Clorox disinfecting wipes in stores the company says it has ramped up productivity after seeing a five hundred percent increase in disinfectant product demand since March it produced forty million to more items two thousand twenty first quarter compared to the same period last year we're off to see says we are in completely uncharted territory and yes Clorox's send the product to the areas that is in greatest need so be patient he said they hope to have store shelves stocked up on a more regular basis by mid summer there operating twenty four hours a day in producing the soul that's good news to the fiber art business owners backing down in the showdown with the county in the state's Daniel the Reno opened his Miramar barbershop Tuesday even though as a non essential business it was illegal to do so is it illegal I guess so I mean in the once they were the woman went to jail it just it was this in Texas yeah Texas it's a guideline it wasn't a long and the judge according to just the pilot I wear watches to talk about this was completely out of line with this you have no right to put her in jail for Sokolov seven day he said yeah seventy five thousand dollar fine yeah anyway this is a this is a guy here in Miramar city was willing to pay the fine to stay open but once police threaten to find his employees he decided to close yesterday he says some of his customers showed up to help them pay the fine it was like sixty five dollars a day or something well you know what though it's it's the the idea of someone not having any business whatsoever for a long time you know most Americans can't afford to have the smallest of problem and I have no no issue with someone who wants to open a business as long as they've you know follow and if they're trying to follow guidelines to distance and to protect with masking this in that if this guy had the disposable up you know gowns they put over people when they do their those kinds of things that people want to go get their hair done I don't have a problem with yeah I have a problem with people who don't want to due to due to follow the guidelines that the CDC you know it's a distance from people wear a mask you know those people I got a problem right yeah there's sorry go ahead yeah not but not the business owner wants to go ahead and and then feed a family well I know after the governor you know announces phase one re opening plan that there were several groups of you know companies that don't barber shops and beauty salons and stuff like that that were lobbying him to allow them to re open with all of these you know over a cautions in place and he said he would take it under advisement but still hasn't even done it for the rest of the state you know where they have they are in phase one and re opening may you got something that looks like sports more Jimmy the NFL will hold a three hour special broadcast tonight releasing their twenty twenty football schedule for the games that.

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"beijing" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

03:18 min | 2 years ago

"beijing" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"The capital Beijing during the lunar new year holiday moves are part of an effort by trying to contain the newly identified corona virus UN health agency made his decision after independent experts spent the past few days assessing information on the virus cases of the virus have not been confirmed in five countries including the whites the trump administration says it's rolling back in Obama era clean water rule that expanded which water ways could be regulated by the federal government read Frazier reports the rule changes favored by farmers ranchers and developers the trump administration says the new role will bring much needed clarity to a long standing question which streams and wetlands the federal government can regulate cosmos or video EPA's mid Atlantic administrator said the old rules written under the Obama administration led to confusion it quite frankly made landowners in pale and particularly farmers not understand what they could do on their properties the rule now cuts many wetlands and streams that only flow during rain events out of federal oversight but the EPA's own scientific advisory panel said in draft comments the new rule lowers protections for America's rivers and streams a lawsuit is expected for NPR news I'm Reid Frasier in Pittsburgh day two of testimony and Harvey Weinstein's rape trial in New York brought one of the movie producers accusers to the stand actors and abolish your her voice quivering telling the jury in the case Weinstein over powered and rape during the mid nineteen nineties made other overtures to work at different times show including showing up uninvited at our hotel L. room door sixty seven year old wine scene has continued to assist any encounters were consensual on Wall Street today the Dow was down twenty six points you're listening to NPR a new report from the US Surgeon General outlines the most cost effective strategies to quit smoking NPR's aus RB reports there's not sufficient evidence to conclude the cigarettes are effective though in helping people quit the report finds that using FDA approved cessation medications and getting behavioral counseling increase the likelihood of successfully quitting smoking especially when done in combination the US Surgeon General Jerome Adams says it's hard to make generalizations about the effectiveness of the E. cigarettes given the variety of products he says some smokers are successful using vaping products to transition away from cigarettes but the evidence is currently an adequate on the effectiveness of the figure is in general for smoking cessation he says seventy percent of smokers say they do want to quit Alison Aubrey NPR news Washington Tennessee governor bill lease says he wants to put in place will be one of the strictest abortion laws in the country that would include banning women from undergoing the procedure once a fetal heartbeat has been detected Republican governor made the announcement surrounded by dozens of Republican state lawmakers many of whom are up for reelection this year some of the legislation's been enacted in other states but was immediately blocked made legal challenges Lee says he plans to introduce the legislation soon that would ban most abortions once that fetal heart beats detected could all futures prices continue to fall amid concerns the virus outbreak there originated in China could weigh on demand or China is the world's largest oil importer Google futures were.

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"beijing" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

04:14 min | 2 years ago

"beijing" Discussed on KCRW

"Beijing you're listening to All Things Considered on KCRW I'm Benjamin Gottlieb when Angelenos talk about public transportation or any transportation for that matter it's often sharing horror stories Scott shelters hoping to change that yeah from going to the beach from going to Santa Monica or Venice most likely I'll take the expo line it's quicker it's an enjoyable ride and it's still a new train so it's actually really enjoyable Schultz is the creator of busted in LA it's a series of narrative performances about getting around the city without a car not always easy what once a month transitivity is gathered here stories from street performers bus drivers and all those who brave LA's rose without a car without a truck with a motorcycle keep your Daddy's house about them I recently caught up with Schultz at where else metros expo line stop in Culver city during a winter rainstorm and they started with why he's a public transit converts you get to see people experienced people yeah meet the type of people that you wouldn't see ordinarily and just talk to fellow Los Angelenos but also you're you're saving money you're saving time and you get to be a part of Los Angeles instead of just being in here kind of your little self contained vessel so if someone takes public transport every day I know it's a large part of my conversation with fellow commuters and that's what busted it's about it's about sharing the stories describe the show and where the inspiration to do it came from well bust it is true stories about getting around LA told by people who don't drive it seems like I tighten each being public transit oriented stories but it's a huge what a community in Los Angeles and we cover the good the bad the beautiful and the ugly by the community and the outcast and we have this this rich world of stories and community and the more that you hear the stories the more you realize that we have more similarities with each other than we have differences and I try to bring in storytellers from the entire city I bring in some people who are professional storytellers are comedians but I also recruit people who I meet on trains and platforms and buses around the city and because we've been doing this for six years we have a lot of people who actually just right in or reach out to me or were they refer people to me and we are always looking for new storytellers and we're always looking for new stories to add to the mix who are the people who show up and what's their attitude are they relieved they have ways to get around the city without a car or is their frustration I wouldn't say they don't drive but they're definitely multi modal they consider themselves what we called green commuters and what I find is first of all they take a great sense of ownership of being multimodal or just not driving in general they take a pride in it and I think what they really feel as a sense of exuberance over finding a community where people actually embrace the notion of not driving instead of making fun of it the reason they keep coming back is for the community stories what kind of space to chew hope busted would be we describe people which we encourage people to be what we call good bus investors when you meet someone on a bus or from another place on a train treat them the way you would want to be treated in another place or your sister or your mother or your neighbor or your best for and help them out in you'll be a good citizen and we have a lot of stories like that that are inspiring and amazing and and then we also have really funny stories absurd stories violent stories we have every kind of story imaginable two thousand stories thank you so much Scott for joining us here along the expo line well thank you very much and and thank you for.

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"beijing" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:24 min | 3 years ago

"beijing" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Beijing I also want Russia and China have made this very visible joint patrol now I think it all comes down to typing and I think politically this timing works out both for Moscow and Beijing and that's because two former allies as South Korea and Japan have recently seen their ties deteriorate rapidly and so I think this was a good opportunity for Russia and China to ramp up their military cooperation I don't think it's any mistake that they decided to do these joint air patrols and to test the limits of the south Korean and Japanese airspace because very very quickly we saw that South Korea and Japan because fighting amongst themselves about where are these jets straight they have overlapping claims to some of their airspace between South Korea and Japan they immediately began squabbling and it just became evident that those two even when confronted by the wrapping up of military ties between Russia and China those two couldn't stop squabbling amongst themselves and politically four focusing on China and China's interest that is wonderful for China at the moment China has also made clear this week in its revised national defense policy that it is ready to use force on Taiwan the region it regards as Chinese territory I wanna get China this month by agreeing to buy over two billion dollars worth of military equipment from America how worried should Taiwan beat by what China saying it depends on what you think might happen in Taiwan next January when Taiwan has a presidential election the current president of Taiwan a woman named citing one has not gone along the path of her previous saucers she has not tried to comfort Beijing by agreeing to the idea that she does it's not want Taiwan independence and that really has worried China's leaders she's also made a big show of trying to cozy up to the trump administration Donald Trump famously ruffled feathers when he agreed to speak directly to the side one very very early on in his administration at end the United States has really gone out of its way to signal that this proposed arms deal would just be the first of many possible deals if your in Taiwan and you want independence yes I think it's probably quite a worrying time because Beijing has Taiwan and its cross hairs and is very very concerned in use quite strong language in its ministry of defense paper that it's released this week its first in four years however if she loses the election and a more pro Beijing party comes into power in it if for example the trump administration leaves the White House as well then things could change and tensions might dial down again see how chance to cross.

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