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"beijing government" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

02:33 min | 2 months ago

"beijing government" Discussed on WTOP

"Going well in Russia. There's been a panicked exodus of Russians trying to escape conscription, flights out of the country, are booked solid traffic at border exits has been backed up as young men try to Dodge the draft like 27 year old Nikita. He's just insane like all my Friends in dangerous, so I immediately decided to come back and talk and he's crazy. I am just for freedom. Russia from Putin. In the far east of Russia, another long line, new conscripts, boarding military planes. Again, that CBS News correspondent Deborah had to reporting from Kyiv. North Korea has launched its first ballistic missile since June, they've conducted an unprecedented number of such tests during the first half of the year. Reporter Alex Jensen has more from Seoul. According to South Korea's military, North Korea fired a short-range ballistic missile into the sea just before 7 a.m. Sunday here Apart from being banned from testing ballistic missiles, the timing is drawing attention because the nuclear powered aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan, just arrived in South Korea for joint drills, while vice president Kamala Harris is also due to visit soul this week. That report from reporter Alex Jensen from Seoul. China has once again said that Taiwan belongs to the Beijing government foreign minister wati told UN General Assembly that anyone who gets in the way of its determination to reunify with the self governing island would be, quote, crushed by the wheels of history. China vehemently defends its claim on Taiwan, which separated from the mainland after the 1949 Civil War, and now functions with its own government. A recent visit by House speaker Nancy Pelosi ratcheted up tensions between Washington and Beijing. For the first time in this nation's history and Native American, a native Hawaiian and a native Alaskan all have seats in the House of Representatives. CBS News congressional correspondent says Mary patola, when in Alaska, special election recently brought her to the capitol. The mother of 7 and grandmother of two became the first Democrat to flip the seat in nearly 50 years, replacing the late Republican congressman Don young. How much of this is a full circle moment for you? My mom campaigned for him when she was pregnant with me. I'm 49 years old. It's the 49th state. Through Alaska's new ranked choice voting system fell to a

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"beijing government" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

06:48 min | 5 months ago

"beijing government" 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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"beijing government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:01 min | 7 months ago

"beijing government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"And nearly one and a half percent on the week the dollar again retreating this morning three tenths of 1% lower on the Bloomberg dollar spot index Sterling in the face of that rallying half of 1% As for oil prices we are at a $110 for WTI crude futures rent crude features at a $113 27 We have a host of live interviews that from Davos this morning and that continues in just a moment That is your Bloomberg radio business flash here's the anger as with our top story morning Caroline good morning and thank you In Ukraine as many as 100 soldiers may be dying each day in fighting in the Donbass currently the main focus of Russia's invasion according to Vladimir zelensky Boris Johnson says he will redouble efforts to help the country following a phone call with the president yesterday elsewhere turkey's leader Recep Tay Erdoğan has spoken with the NATO champion Stoltenberg and the leaders of Finland and Sweden reiterating his reservations about the Nordic nation's bid to join the alliance Now U.S. president Joe Biden has warned about the growing outbreak of monkeypox the rare and potentially deadly cousin of the smallpox virus is traditionally confined to regions of an Africa but infections have been rising in Europe and in North America It is reported that they have now been 20 cases here in the UK with the house security agency expecting a significant rise in infections this week And Beijing has reported a record number of COVID cases during its current outbreak reviving concern about authorities and imposing a lockdown 99 new infections were announced yesterday up from 61 the day before The Beijing government says COVID situation is still severe and complicated and that the capital is in a critical point 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 Stephen Leon thank you very much So Davos is back albeit without the snow but is it business as usual there The Russian invasion of Ukraine is set to dominate discussions in the Swiss Alpine town as business and political leaders grapple with the shaky global economy in spiraling inflation will join air by Martin Shanna who's the CEO of IDA Ireland the Irish government agency that's charged with attracting foreign direct investment Good morning to you Martin Thanks for being with us on Bloomberg radio Is it business as usual for you in Davos Good morning Stephen I mean I think yes largely It is different being here In the warmth rather than in January I expect that there may be fewer attending but largely yes it is the same like our plan this week as we always do meet with existing and potential investors in Ireland and certainly a lot of interest in that And a lot of set up a lot of events And it is an opportunity to discuss all of those things that you have been discussing already this morning around climate change and the inability of politics and particularly obviously the Russian invasion of Ukraine I expect to supply chain issues to come up quite a bit inflation and interest rates and it is an opportunity I think to take dark again it is two and a half years since we've had an opportunity to meet in person and I think everybody will be looking to see what has changed how can we address some of those issues And it was a big question of globalization versus the globalization is probably still there as well Okay interesting A question on Brexit though a lot of businesses moving staff and opening up offices in EU locations including in Ireland last week the ECB was warning that actually not enough senior staff have been relocated by banks into the EU What's been the experience of Ireland And do you expect more jobs to come to your shores Yes So I think if you look at the UI Brexit tracker so an independent analysis says that Dublin remains the most popular destination for staff relocations in new European outspoken But 36 financial services companies announcing their intentions around Dublin and we have seen obviously those functions transfer we have seen senior staff transfer but it was always going to take time And I think we will see more of that happening over the coming months and interviews Martin inflation is obviously a huge issue being discussed there And for so many countries at this stage inflation is 7.3% in Ireland in April our rising prices now are major factor when it comes to FDI decisions Do you expect there to be a slowdown in decision making because the economic situation is so volatile Yes I think it's reasonable to expect that companies will consider the timing of investments and consider that their options I mean having said that inflation is rising everywhere and companies do need to service their markets So there is only so long that they can probably hold off a bill investment decision for undoubtedly it will give companies pause for at this point in time Okay Martin Shanahan CEO of Ida Ireland thank you very much for joining us this morning from Java and we'll have plenty more coming up from the World Economic Forum in the show Yeah absolutely We were speaking to Bloomberg's international government edge of Rosalind mathison about the dilemmas that these global leaders some 50 heads of state and government are in Davos this week So in the head of Bloomberg daybreak Europe though president Joe Biden is meeting with Japan's from your kishida on his tour of Asia.

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"beijing government" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:55 min | 9 months ago

"beijing government" Discussed on WTOP

"I had the jacket I didn't know it would come in handy here My wife does a good job of finding me a shirt that matched Yeah burger T-shirt score one for Carson's wife From New York Dave Johnson WTO sports The top stories we're following for you this morning on WTO Russian forces are pressing ahead with their assault on Ukrainian cities and attacking areas in western Ukraine near Poland and world leaders are pushing for an investigation of Russia's repeated attacks on civilian targets At this hour Russia's war in Ukraine is among the many issues being talked about by President Biden and China Xi Jinping The White House has been setting the stage for a stern warning for mister Biden the Chinese firms would pay a serious price at the Beijing government provides military and economic aid to Russia And there were two shootings involving law enforcement in the area this morning in loudoun county a woman is dead after being shot overnight by deputies and in Frederick county Maryland a man is in the hospital after being shot by police Stay with WTO for more on these stories and just minutes 9 47 scientists trying to learn more about what fish are doing in the Chesapeake Bay They're getting some help from a system that's kind of like easy pass except it's underwater Last year through early this year acoustic receivers were installed in three parts of the Chesapeake Bay They listened for fish that have been tagged with transmitters and track their movements The goal here is to help manage these fish species Species that are really important to the bay ecosystem and the economy Like rockfish says Kevin chavo he's deputy director of the national oceanic and atmospheric administration's Chesapeake Bay office researchers are getting interesting results for instance they're seeing fish species called Kobe show up more in the Central Bank Read more at WTO P dot com Michelle bash WTO news just ahead here and money news The markets started the day lower the world's biggest airplane Now has a D.C. connection I'm Jeff label.

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"beijing government" Discussed on WCPT 820

WCPT 820

03:57 min | 10 months ago

"beijing government" Discussed on WCPT 820

"Man in Georgia convicted of killing ahmaud Arbery withdrew his guilty plea on a federal hate crime charge a judge rejected terms of a plea deal for mcmichael that was met with passionate objections by Arbery's parents Employers stepped up hiring last month The AP's Ben Thomas reports 467,000 jobs were added This is a very good number Gus faucher is chief economist at PNC Financial Services We were expecting a decline because of the omicron variant Some people weren't able to work because they were sick with COVID or caring for family members but we actually saw a nice jump in employment in the Labor Department and revised December's jobs number upward from 199,000 to 510,000 and wage gains have been strong Workers are in short supply So businesses are raising pay to attract workers and that is very good news for workers particularly because we expect to see inflation slow over the course of 2022 So in some the job market is looking very very solid right now Ben Thomas Washington So far stocks have been mixed in early trading on Wall Street Chinese president Xi Jinping declared the winter games open during a ceremony in Beijing athletes zhao zhen and jili mojang a member of the country's ouija Muslim minority delivered the final Olympic flame The choice of yellow meshing was steeped in symbolism Critics say the Beijing government has abused and oppressed wagers on a massive scale Two flag bearers at the opening ceremony were forced out U.S. bobsledder Elena Myers Taylor had to give up her spot after testing positive for the coronavirus U.S. Virgin Islands skeleton athlete Katy tannenbaum revealed she too had tested positive Minnesota's attorney general will join a review of the fatal shooting of a black man a mere lock by Minneapolis police as they served a search warrant This is AP news In the middle of the Winter Olympics the focus in the U.S. will shift to Los Angeles next weekend and the Super Bowl one of the tenets of SoFi Stadium the rams play the Cincinnati Bengals LA's von Miller is getting ready for his third Super Bowl He just want to leave it all out there every single day in preparation and leave it all out there in a few leave it all out in the film room to really give yourself the best chance of success come next Sunday This is just the second season for Bengals quarterback Joe burrow He initially didn't want to be a quarterback I got to my first peewee practice and the coach at the time coach Sam smithers I still see him all the time when I go back back home and he basically just asked me if I wanted to be quarterback I said no not really but then he was like well you're gonna be quarterback too bad Joe burrow ended up winning the Heisman Trophy and national championship at LSU before becoming the top overall pick in the 2020 draft Now he has a chance to win the Super Bowl I'm Ed Donahue AP news This is a 20 a.m. willow springs and streaming worldwide at 8 20 dot com We are Chicago's progressive chalk where facts matter Now your 8 20 Chicago traffic update I 80 westbound approaching Joey at traffic very heavy from around cherry hill road to before center street with crash blocking two right lanes I 57 out there at a 159 There are vehicles with flat tires and a roadway so caution approaching We are seeing a bit of congestion there On the inbound Kennedy it's 23 minutes so hair to downtown the odd 35 minutes from three 90 to new crash reported near north avenue Stevenson 30 minutes from the veterans memorial to saw the Lake shore drive up on 32 with a crash at pulaski the ride from doddy 5th to downtown It's 27 minutes And bartlet Lake street still shut down between day breville road and Lambert due to a crash which happened earlier this morning That's traffic I've.

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"beijing government" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

08:29 min | 11 months ago

"beijing government" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"House in London. I'm Tom Edwards. Coming up today, Washington and Tokyo express alarm at China's increasing assertiveness in the wider region. We'll have the latest. Also ahead on today's program. We just want to say thank you to so many people because we have never been alone in this journey. Those 10,000 people that marched the streets of Bristol in the name of equality. We'll be asking whether the acquittal of four people accused of tearing down a statue of a slave owner in Bristol could have implications for the rest of the world. And then Andrew Muller will tell us about some of the weeks weirder stories. We learned that former First Lady Melania Trump is keen to cash in sooner rather than later, possibly who knows in anticipation of that GRU extraction squad finally coming to recover their prime clandestine operative. All that, coming up here on the briefing with me, Tom Edwards. The United States and Japan have voiced huge concern about China's growing might and pledge to work together to prevent Beijing's attempts to destabilize the region, the joint declaration followed a virtual meeting between foreign and defense ministers in Washington and Tokyo. Well, let's explore this further now with sir David Warren, who served as the UK's ambassador in Tokyo between 2008 and 2012 and also Paul Rogers, who is open democracies, international security expert, gentlemen, good afternoon, to you both, and thanks for being with us. Paul Rogers perhaps I'll kick things off with you. Perhaps understandable and predictable even that we might get reflections of concern from some of these players. But I just wonder in your view to what degree these powers can meaningfully cooperate to address this destabilizing destabilizing influence of China because isn't the issue that China as they themselves have said have challenged the rules based order in consequently such alliances may no longer really be fit for purpose. That's possibly true. And I think the background to this is that the United States and Japan in particular have very close defense relations. I think people tend to forget this United States currently has about 50,000 of its own personnel in Japan, although probably more than half of those are actually Okinawa where it is really a dominant presence. It has a carrier battle group permanently Ford based is yokosuka, the current one is the USS USN Ronald Reagan, and it has cruisers destroyers and the rest under their air bases and reinvasion and the rest. So there's a lot of forward basing, so the basic defense connection is very strong. On the Japanese side, Japan is very much geared to defensive defense. It has very powerful forces the Japanese Navy is impressive by any means in a defensive role into submarine and the rest. It is the same with the air force very modern aircraft and very much effective. What this all means in a sense as far as Japanese are concerned, is that they're not basically designed to counter problems that they may have with China in the wider area. Paradoxically, the U.S., which is probably more designed to do that. But I think from their perception, this is a kind of statement of reminder rather than very much more than that and as such it's basically designed to send a message to Beijing that if there was any serious upping of the ante and that would be primarily over Taiwan, then the response of the United States would be let's put it this way unpredictable, but it would carry Japan with it. So it's not just the United States the Chinese and how to worry about. This is always only on the assumption of course that things got very much worse than they were. It does of course counter the idea that in light of the idea that from a Chinese point of view, it has a sense of manifest destiny it sees itself as one of the world if not the world's leading power, and under president Xi that is becoming more dominant. So it's a tricky thing, but I think the message that the Americans in particular trying to get is that we do have very close links in the region and we're going to keep them there. What sir David Warren, let me just bring you in on that point about Japan's broader security role, and this defensive defense that pause mentioning there. Does what we've been hearing move the needle in any way in terms of a more fundamental change too. Yeah, Japan's pacifism compared to a more robust approach. It's interesting, isn't it that I think prime minister kishida just a couple of months ago talked about being more robust considering an enemy strike capability, these are quite different pronouncements than those we've heard over a number of recent decades, right? They are, but the needle has been moving for a long time. I mean, I agree entirely with balls and analysis about the strength of the U.S., Japan, a defense relationship. It's been there since 1960 with the defense and security treaty, Japan is a fundamental ally of the United States. It is, in the words of a former Japanese prime minister, the unsinkable aircraft carrier for the U.S. in the Asia Pacific. And over the years under a number of Japanese prime ministers, the pacifist nature of Japan's constitution, which was imposed by the U.S. after the Second World War, article 9, which enshrines pacifism, which means that Japan's military is labeled a self defense force, has been gradually pushed the envelope has been pushed to allow Japan firstly to take a more active role in international peacekeeping operations. And then to allow Japan to play a role in the collective self defense in the region, which of course means coming to the aid of its ally, the United States, if that ally is attacked or if the security of the region, including Japan's security, is affected. And that means by China, the old defense and security plans in Japan envisaged a land invasion by Russia to the north, but increasingly in recent years, of course, the Japanese security analysis has seen the danger coming from a maritime incursion into Japanese waters from China to the south. And I think, although this statement of yesterday, after the two plus two talks, is certainly a slight ratcheting up of the language. It's completely consistent with the direction of Japanese political travel over recent over a recent months and years. I mean, it's only a few days ago that Japan under Australia were signing a new defense arrangement. UK, although the UK is not an actor in the Asia Pacific region directly nonetheless, UK Japan, defense security links have strengthened in recent years as well. Japan remains very concerned about the security threat from China. While at the same time, of course, recognizing that its economic relations with China have to remain strong. And it's trade and investment partnership remains an important component of Japanese economic security. We did want to actually just get a thought from you both about it's been a busy few days of summits indeed that separate virtual summit where Japan and Australia as you mentioned there, David signed this defense cooperation agreement. Is that also another example of, yes, a restatement of an existing dynamic. It doesn't really move things forward much, but it has a broader value to Japan. Paul, is that your reading of that agreement as well? I think it is and what is interesting. What we have to try and do is see this from the perception of Beijing. And the point is that the Beijing government or regime called it what you will does feel that it is sort of being constrained. If you have a state which believes that it is not just a regional power, but now very clearly a global parent still growing. What it is not happy with is the way that this cluster state with the United States and the basis of it is really trying to constrain it. Earned it sees this particularly in Britain sending it its carrier strike group recently to the west Pacific. You see it in the way in which the United States is seeking to develop its relations on a military side with the likes of Malaysia and Singapore and also see it obviously as you said with the situation, Australia..

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"beijing government" Discussed on 790 KABC

790 KABC

04:31 min | 1 year ago

"beijing government" Discussed on 790 KABC

"Uh, all this comes in front of Uh, this meeting here and I think this is where we have a chance here to get some real tea leaves for the fed in terms of how they're going to, you know, Thread the needle here for further Fed policy statement, which is going to come out. I just don't see the Fed really trying to lay out a tapering schedule in a defined way without making that very nebulous from the standpoint, while we'd like to do this, But we're going to wait and see what happens and I think that's really how they're going to manage their language, Frank, another big story that's developing in China. We have talked about it with Gordon Chang earlier this week, a Chinese real estate giant Evergrande Is having a liquidity crisis. Apparently, the crisis is deepening their, uh in China. China's major banks now, uh, been notified by the housing authority there that this Evergrande group will not be able to pay loan interest due in about a week or so. And according to reports there this, uh there's concern now that it may have a systemic impact of somehow. Are you following this story, Ryan and, uh What we need to know about that. Well, I think any any fund manager out in the world needs to be following the story here. The, uh the immigrant situation is large is 300 billion large. Quite frankly, it's there. Is there Lehman Brothers moment over there, if it if it gets going in the wrong direction here That Evergrande committed to Cardinal sins which have led to this debt crisis that now facing and they're sweating through it here right now, in terms of whether the Beijing Central Bank is going to bail them out Now the first thing was that the cash strapped properties are you know they're borrowed too much money and they were leverage, way too big going into this particular boom. The second is that they have questionable corporate governance. And so it's very opaque, and they're not very just it's just not transparent. So when you get the two together, you have a tinder box that can ignite in the wrong direction here, and this is what's going on right now. And which is why their their their bonds are no longer good collateral for overnight repos, and that's not a good thing for this particular outfit because there There are a huge huge operation here they own. You know, massive properties here around 1300 real estate projects and over 280 cities in China alone, And so this is where it gets to be kind of, Um, will this spill over into you know Hong Kong and other Asian economies and then somewhere, find its way over to us. It only it only will be really negative. If, in fact does the Chinese economy really starts to, uh to see, you know, grand, you know, pull back from the standpoint of their current growth rate, which is 5 to 6%. I don't really see that without massive Beijing government intervention from their central bank there. The PBOC Peoples Bank of China. And I think that they will step in because it's quote too big to fail. We've all been through this before on our side of the pond. And so I think that this is really where they'll This will happen here because there will be a lot of them, Uh, a lot of explaining to do, but at the same time, I don't think they're going to allow this to become a contagion effect. Frank All right. It's a very big story will continue to stay on it here, Brian Wall. We have the chance. Let me ask you given this, uh, bounced back here at the Fed meeting coming up still concerns about inflation out there, of course and knew excitement of the text sector with SpaceX having that the successful launch at the Kennedy Space Center about an hour or so ago. Where are you putting money now? Indoor taking off the table. Quote. I still am a firm believer that technology is the safe place to find growth. And so certainly Microsoft with their big news today, Uh, you know what the big dividend increase in the stock buyback was great. Adobe is number two on my list here for software companies that really have everything moving in the right direction into it. But mail chimp today for $12 million or at least that's their offer. And that looks like that's going to come to be. And that company continues to impress sentinel is, uh, what Sentinel One is a upstart brand new big dumps cybersecurity company here That really goes up against, um Palo Alto Networks here and the stock was up 8.5% today very strong. And the chip sector. Calais Tencor went to traded to a brand new all time high. Texas Instruments is impressive because 85% of their chips are made in house You know, In the midst of a massive global chip shortage, Texas Instruments is bringing the is bringing most of their product to market. No video is still one of my favorite names on any pullback here.

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"beijing government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:48 min | 1 year ago

"beijing government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"And domestically and hasn't and it can't be stressed enough in terms of the political capital that they gain by controlling the virus and then comparing that to what was happening in the US, the UK and other Western nations that paid off hugely in terms of the political dividends. It is hard to find anyone in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and beyond, who does not support the Beijing government, the Chinese government's approach to the pandemic. And so they've earned a political dividend from that, so there is a sense of hubris they put in structures in terms of capital flows around connects between Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. They've seen that they've seen that Wall Street banks are prepared to come in and invest and expand their footprint in China. There's a sense that they can do two things at the same time, which has cracked down on these companies. These domestic companies for data purposes, national security reasons. Antimonopoly reasons and that the money will continue to flow in you look in the currency is relatively stable, you looking and yield environment that is attractive to many out there. Time is just amazing. Have we heard anything from Jack Ma? I have not seen or heard anything from him. So I spoke to him just as he was announcing his retirement. And, interestingly in that interview, this is of course, before he was really put and had his feet pulled to the fire. He talked about how he wanted to transition and focus on philanthropy and education. The quick answer is no, We haven't. He's kept his head down. And what's really interesting. Is that what you're saying from Tencent now? You've seen them dragged in today. That's what the share prices under pressure. David was talking about this podium are the head of Tencent. He is nothing like Jack Ma. He has kept his head down. For years. We've never been able to get an interview with him. No one has because he doesn't fly closer to the heat on this one, and now they're being targeted. So it's not just about personalities. Tom Mackenzie. Thank you. So much of Bloomberg markets. London just thrilled to talk to him about China with our news in New York City is Michael Barr, Tomball..

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"beijing government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:56 min | 1 year ago

"beijing government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Of Tokyo. It looks like we may open about 400 points are so higher and if you put that together with the 584 point gain on On Friday. That's almost 1000 points. A lot of that down to Prime Minister Yoshida Syria's decision to to not stand for leadership of the party. So be heading for the exits and they are celebrating in Tokyo. At least stock traders are so we're watching. Tokyo mark this morning Australian futures down there in Sydney down about 3/10 of 1% got S and P E Mini is not likely. We won't see any trading in the U. S on the Monday because the Labor Day holiday we'll see about some of the other futures markets. China futures are up about 1/10 of a percent similar gains in Hong Kong. And let's take a look at the news from Friday, employers creating just 235,000 net new jobs in August. That was well below the estimate of 750,000 or so And so we're curious and asking our guests whether or not that effects fed policy in the form of the taper, or will it push out raising rates a little bit longer? So we're getting to our guests all throughout the morning, and we do have a little bit of good news, possibly with Democrats. Looking set now, like they might agree on the three and after million dollar spending package, and so that mood may brighten in markets When we get ready for trading us on the Tuesday Dalian, one of 9 75. We have the dollar pretty steady this morning after losing 2/10 of percent Friday. And again no trading in Tokyo of of cash trading Treasuries, the last yield 1.32% Paul over the years. The White House is expressing confidence that Senator Joe Manchin may change his stance on President Biden's $3.5 Trillion tax and spending package, mentioned last week demanded a strategic pause and Biden's economic agenda. Wall Street Journal Op Ed. He said that rising inflation and a soaring national debt require a go slow approach and a significantly smaller plan. White House chief of staff Franklin said mentioned can eventually be persuaded to give us backing to the current spending package. He told CNN's state of the union. It's because it adds nothing to the nation's debt. It is fully paid for by raising taxes on wealthy people. We've had people become billionaires during the pandemic. They should pay their fair share of taxes. We've had 55 big corporations pay nothing, nothing in taxes do they have record Profits if we raise taxes on the big corporations who aren't paying raise taxes on people using international loopholes, raised taxes on the wealthy, who are not paying their fair share. We can pay for every one of those investments in the package without a penny of taxes on people making under $400,000 a year. That is White House chief of Staff Rahm Claim heard here on Bloomberg. The president's economic agenda is headed for four votes in Congress Mansion whose vote is potentially decisive in an evenly divided US Senate is going to be vital. Well to this part of the world. DD is denying media reports of a Chinese government led investment. Let's get the story from Bloomberg. Roslyn Chen. We're told the Beijing government had proposed an investment in DD that would give state one firm control of the company, the world's largest ride. Hailing company says it's actively cooperating with regulators only CYBER SECURITY REVIEW But that these prior reports are untrue. This was in a statement released on the Social Media platform Web war. Under the preliminary proposal, Sochi Group, part of the influential Beijing Tourism Group, and other firms, based in the capital would acquire a steak indeedy, which all scenarios under consideration included the consortium taking a so called golden share. With veto power and a board seat. It's unclear how large a stake the city would be eyeing or whether it's proposal would be approved by senior government officials in Hong Kong. I'm Rosalyn Chin Bloomberg Daybreak Asia. The human cost, and the damage estimates from Hurricane Ida continue to rise..

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"beijing government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

04:53 min | 1 year ago

"beijing government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"And via the Bloomberg Business Act. Everybody. Good Monday morning to you from Hong Kong. I'm Brian Curtis. And I'm Richard Salalah. We could have a look at the markets. Certainly this is the first under Asia will be in direct to those far weaker than anticipated jobs numbers out of the U. S. We also so of course. To get that day when we saw the NASDAQ, eking out a small gain in the Dow down a fraction there as well. Let's try and get to what it all means and making sense of it all. Of course, he's right. All right. Thanks very much Rich. Yeah, we may sputter a little bit today. After that weak US jobs report. Investors may see growth as being as good as it gets. At the moment, particularly with the variance is spreading around the world. Employers created just 235,000 net new jobs in August. That was well below the 750,000 or so that was projected. It may or may not affect Fed policy markets absorbed the news pretty much without a huge response. On Friday, Treasury yields actually crept higher. We had the dollar a little weaker. And in terms of the stock market, as Rich mentioned, we had a reasonably solid day for tech stocks, but cyclical shares did fall, The Dow was actually down 2/10 of a percent. Reasonably flat on the S and P 500. But the NASDAQ with a gain of about 2/10 of 1%, however, now, with Democrats possibly set to agree on a $3.5 trillion spending package, we may see the mood brightened here. As the morning moves on, we'll keep a close eye on that, in terms of a few new developments. Turkey Now sees inflation at 16.2% at the end of this year. Over the weekend, Philippine Airlines filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York next Digital said all of its directors had resigned. And the clock is ticking on China Evergrande Group to raise cash and pay back some $7.4 billion of bonds coming due in the next year. Briefly in the futures here, we've got Nikkei futures at 29,590. So that would be down from down from the clothes and actually up a little bit from the close on Friday, whereas we're seeing Australian futures down, China Futures are flat and Hang Seng Index futures up 1/10 of a percent. Russia right Let's have a look at the White House as it expresses confidence that Senator Joe Manchin may change his stance on President Biden's $3.5 trillion tax and spending package. Mentioned last week demanded a strategic pause in Biden's economic agenda in the Wall Street Journal Op Ed. He said that rising inflation soaring national debt required a go slow approach In a significantly smaller plan. White House chief of staff Rahm Decline and said Imagine could eventually be persuaded to give us back into the current spending package. Telling CNN's state of the union. It's because it adds nothing to the nation's debt. It is fully paid for by raising taxes on wealthy people. We've had people become billionaires during the pandemic. They should pay their fair share of taxes. We've had 55 big corporations pay nothing, nothing in taxes, so they have record profits. If we raise taxes on the big corporations who aren't paying raise taxes on people using international loopholes, raised taxes on the wealthy, who are not paying their fair share. We can pay for every one of those investments in the package without a penny of taxes on people making under $400,000 a year. That's White House chief of staff Rahm Plane heard here on Bloomberg. The president's economic agenda is heading for full votes in Congress mentioned his vote is potentially decisive. Isn't evenly divided. US Senate will be vital. And we have George Barbara's coming up in a few moments that research at K two asset management to make some sense of this in effect on markets. Well, Dede is denying media reports of a Chinese government led investment. We get more from Bloomberg's Rosalind Chen. We're told the Beijing government had proposed an investment in D D that would give state one firm control of the company. The world's largest ride. Hailing company says it's actively cooperating with regulators on a cyber security review, but that these prior reports are untrue. This was in a statement released on the Social Media platform Web or Under the preliminary proposal. Sochi Group, part of the influential Beijing Tourism Group, and other firms, based in the capital would acquire a stake in DD, which hold scenarios under consideration included the consortium taking a so called golden share. With veto power and a board seat. It's unclear how large a stake the city would be eyeing or whether it's proposal would be approved by senior government officials in Hong Kong. I'm Rosalind Chin Bloomberg Daybreak Asia. All right time now to get to the Bloomberg News room and have a look at some of the stories making headlines around the world..

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"beijing government" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

01:32 min | 1 year ago

"beijing government" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

"I'm david brancaccio. There's a cautious vibe on financial markets this morning with one catalyst out of beijing government regulators. There have been getting stricter on some big tech companies but now the crackdown is extending to education companies. The hang sang. Stock index in hong kong fell four percent. Today they'll be like the dow here falling fourteen hundred points in a day. Authorities in china are worried about families spending too much on companies. That offer supplemental tutoring adding to the sometimes crushing pressures on young people to keep up their grades my marketplace colleague. The bbc's victoria. Craig has more on that story. Shares of companies offering after school tutoring and test prep services. Shed nearly half of their market value on the hang sang today. That's after chinese. Authorities banned the companies from teaching core subjects effectively their main source of revenue. David co founder of the smart investor explains the background for this decision. Primary recently said they wanted the population size amongst families to grow because of this aging population that they have and we get family saying it's too expensive to educate children. China has stepped in and said well. Maybe the solution is to get these. Private tutoring companies to charge less well. Education is one of the biggest drivers of today's losses. The simmering trade spat with the us and an ongoing clampdown on china's big tech companies also provided a drag shares of ten cents sank nearly eight percent after regulators barred the company from exclusive music copyright agreements and issued a fine for unfair market practices in london. I'm the bbc's victoria craig.

Microsoft Exchange hack caused by China, US and allies say

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 1 year ago

Microsoft Exchange hack caused by China, US and allies say

"The blighted ministration and western allies are formally blaming China for a massive Microsoft exchange email server software hack on top of that the nation say cyber spies associated with the Beijing government have carried out ransomware and other attacks the justice department's also charging for Chinese nationals federal prosecutor Randy Grossman says worked with China's state security ministry to target corporate university and a government computer systems and economic espionage campaign led by the government of China while the by the administration sees the accusations as a forceful public shaming of Beijing it's not imposing sanctions like he did against Moscow at least not yet investigations are finished and the White House is not ruling out consequences Sager made Ghani Washington

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"beijing government" Discussed on NPR News Now

NPR News Now

03:09 min | 1 year ago

"beijing government" Discussed on NPR News Now

"One hundred and ninety one people are accounted for and we have one hundred thirteen reports of people who are potentially unaccounted for. More bad weather could hamper the search tropical storm else's approaching. The governor has expanded a state of emergency to twenty six counties. Us central command estimates more than ninety percent of the withdrawal process is now complete in afghanistan last week. The us effectively ended twenty years of military operations in the country when it handed over bogra airfield to afghan military forces police in hong kong. Say they've arrested. Nine people suspected of planning attacks with homemade bombs around the city sixteen were among them. The arrest come. Is the beijing government cracks down on dissent. Here's npr's john ru itch. Police say they found explosives and other bomb-making equipment at a hostile in a crowded part of the city. The suspect allegedly intended to blow up courts. Train lines trash cans and traffic tunnels under the city's iconic victoria harbor and they plan to to leave hong kong. Police say they belong to a pro independence group called returning valiant according to local news outlet. Rthk the former british colony has been wracked by political tension in recent years with many upset about china's tightening grip in two thousand nineteen. Hong kong saw a series of large and at times violent protests. Beijing responded by imposing tough national security law in the territory. Last year critics authorities have been using it to silence dissent john rich. Npr news this is npr as businesses. In at least seventeen countries are racing to recover data stolen in the single biggest global ransomware attack on record. Hackers believed to be russia base broke into the software company. Kosei before reaching many of its clients. Dmitri alperovitch founder of the cybersecurity firm crowd strike has a warning for businesses. The first thing that everyone needs assume is that someone is going to come after you the the days when you can assume that if you're not a high profile organization You will not be hacked are over. President biden says the attack on cassia caused only minimal damage to us businesses. The cannes film festival kicked off today after being cancelled last year due to the corona virus pandemic. npr's eleanor beardsley reports. Jury presidents spike. Lee is the first black person to preside over the iconic film contest. It's also the first time a jury president is featured on the official can festival poster which is plastered all over town cannes film festival. President pierre lescure says lease presents during a time of pandemic and worldwide. Calls for racial justice is particularly meaningful because of his filmography because of his talent because of his political and social action. It seemed to us. It was the right. Mentions place time. Twenty four films are in competition for cans top prize the golden palm or bound door. The prestigious jury lineup also features more women than men for the first time and includes members from five continents. Eleanor beardsley npr news. Can the dow closes down more than two hundred points ending at thirty four thousand five. Seventy seven npr..

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"beijing government" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

08:00 min | 1 year ago

"beijing government" Discussed on KCRW

"Years ago this month, a small group of revolutionaries founded the Chinese Communist Party in secret on a boat floating in a river near French controlled Shanghai. So fireworks are lighting up the skies of Shanghai, Beijing and other major cities this month in celebration of the CCP's centennial. Now, 100 years is a long time and to mark this moment we wanted to have a conversation about the party's role in the past century of Chinese history, no small feat to assess this and we'll do the best we can and here to help us is Andy Baloo, a historian of China. At Villanova University. Welcome Thanks. Thanks for having me thanks for being with us. So I want you to take us back to China 100 years ago when the Chinese Communist Party was founded. What would you say, were the main challenges that China was struggling with back then? And how did the CCP proposed it would address those problems. Yeah. So I think the first thing to talk about is China at the time was kind of carved up into what is known as the Warlord era. A lot of independent provinces were kind of under the rule of independent military leaders. So the question of who could unify the country was a big concern for a lot of people. Um the flip side of that would be fears of imperialism European and then, especially Japanese powers were seen as Colonizing large territories but especially large chunks of the economy of China, dating back to treaties from the 19th century, But really with the Versailles treaty and what becomes known as the May 4th movement There's a sense of disillusionment with, um let's say, like Western European liberalism. And that's kind of that opening. That kind of opportunity that sparks interesting communism for a lot of intellectuals in China. Um, so I think you know, the Communist Party was dedicated to revolution and class, equality and end of exploitation and all those things we would expect. But in the context of China, it was also very much they were aligned with broader concerns about National reunification. And with anti imperialism well, I want to talk about the figure who is seen as the founding father of the People's Republic of China and that, of course, it's small todung. He led the communist to victory against the Japanese army and the Chinese nationalists. But he also has a mixed legacy right like he presided over the worst famine in China's modern history. He also presided over the Cultural Revolution. The great Leap forward. Can you compare the way his mixed legacy is remembered inside China by Chinese state media versus the way he's remembered outside China. We can start with outside China. I think for much of the rest of the world. Their entry point into understanding the Communist Party is the legacy of the mall years roughly from In terms of being in power from 1940 1919 76 when he passes away, Um and so, Yeah, it's seen as this time of major catastrophe lots. There's famine. There's sort of this unjust persecution of Intellectuals and so on. Um I think for those inside China, there was a strong move starting in the 19 eighties to really redirect the party away from a lot of the political ideals, especially of the cultural revolution. Now. This does not mean that that they denounced Mao and his legacy. The legacy of Mao is always kind of kept intact. They always remember him fondly as the person who successfully unified the country liberated China from imperialism and so on. There's a recent documentary on Chinese television. With a brief kind of history of the party, and they basically skipped from 19 fifties something to like 1978, right to the middle of the mall years on the eve of the great leap forward into the Deng Xiaoping era era of the 19 eighties, and I think that's a pretty good reflection of the state of discourse, which is to say that Officially in public discourse. There isn't a lot of discussion about the greatly forward or the cultural revolution. Now I think a lot of people in China are aware of those events. Obviously, there are family members who survive them. There are stories that are passed down. Um, within China. I think people are less fixated on those events in China. They think of themselves as very modern. Moving on from that in a way that is a little discordant with the rest of the world. Well, you talked about the anti imperialist roots of the Chinese Communist Party when it was founded, And when historians like yourself look back at the party's founding goals. I'm curious where historians believe the CCP has seen the most success over the past century and where they've seen the least success. From the beginning of the establishment of the PRC. The party had this kind of contradiction, right? It was this underground Revolutionary Communist Party. But then it had become a nation state to do all the things that all governments have to do like Fight Wars deal with international relations and to build the economy. You could say the country has been successful again in national strengthening kind of establishing sovereignty over its land. You know, some would say Overland a does not belong to China, Um, having a strong military having a booming economy and so on. They, For the most part, I think have abandoned a lot of the early calls to save the managers of reducing social inequality, Um, especially starting in the 19 eighties and 19 nineties under Deng Xiaoping. The party kind of put forth this idea that they would become much more of a technocratic party right, less invested in politics and much more invested in practical solutions to improving Quality of life and growing the economy. Deng Xiaoping famously talks about how some people in China will have to get rich before the rest of the country gets rich and inequality in China has consistently risen since the 19 eighties. Um, So I think there's been very much sort of abandonment of those earlier collectivist ideals of everyone working together in a very egalitarian manner. We'll finally I want to turn to Hong Kong because, well, we are talking about the 1/100 anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. People in Hong Kong are marking two other anniversaries, the 24th anniversary of the city's handover to China and the first anniversary of the controversial national security law. How How do you think people in Hong Kong Reflecting on those two anniversaries against this broader backdrop of the 1/100 anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. Yeah, I think there's typically every year been sort of demonstration or protest on July. 1st, um, similar to their typically has been one on June 4th to commemorate the Tiananmen Square incident. In Hong Kong until the last two years where Under the cover of Covid safety laws protection. The government has kind of stopped or band or kind of precluded any sort of public demonstration. I think the average Hong Kong person Knows that it's in their best interest not to Uh, to go against these public orders that this is kind of a dark time in Hong Kong history that as with the national security laws, there's a sense of insecurity and fear about what could happen if they publicly criticized the laws. If anything, the public critics will and I've sort of self reflexive way call upon the Beijing government to honor its promises. So this isn't to say that we need to import Foreign democracy. It is to say when the Beijing government promised the sort of one country, two systems Program, you know, starting in the 19 eighties. They have to continue to honor that. So it's a criticism of the government. That is kind of veiled underneath this sort of, um, staying within the boundaries of what the government has said in the past. Andy be. Lou is a historian of China at Villanova University. Valiantly summing up the last 100 years of the Chinese Communist Party. Thank you so much for joining us today..

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"beijing government" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

90.3 KAZU

08:19 min | 1 year ago

"beijing government" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU

"Things considered. I'm l fetching 100 years ago this month, a small group of revolutionaries founded the Chinese Communist Party in secret. On a boat floating in a river near French controlled Shanghai. So fireworks are lighting up the skies of Shanghai, Beijing and other major cities this month in celebration of the CCP's centennial. Now, 100 years is a long time and to mark this moment we wanted to have a conversation about the party's role in the past century of Chinese history. No small feat to assess this and we'll do the best we can and here to help us is Andy Baloo, a historian of China at Villanova University. Welcome Thanks. Thanks for having me thanks for being with us. So I want you to take us back to China 100 years ago when the Chinese Communist Party was founded, What would you say, were the main challenges that China was struggling with back then? And how did the CCP proposed? It would address those problems. Yeah. So I think the first thing to talk about is China at the time was kind of carved up into what is known as the Warlord era. A lot of independent provinces were kind of under the rule of independent military leaders. So the question of who could unify the country was a big concern for a lot of people. Um the flip side of that would be fears of imperialism European and then, especially Japanese powers were seen as Colonizing large territories but especially large chunks of the economy of China, dating back to treaties in the 19th century, But really with the Versailles treaty and what becomes known as the May 4th movement There's a sense of disillusionment with, um let's say, like Western European liberalism. And that's kind of that opening. That kind of opportunity that sparks interesting communism for a lot of intellectuals in China. Um, so I think you know, the Communist Party was dedicated to revolution and class, equality and end of exploitation and all those things we would expect. But in the context of China, it was also Very much they were aligned with broader concerns about national reunification. And with anti imperialism well, I want to talk about the figure who is seen as the founding father of the People's Republic of China and that, of course, it's Malta. Don He led the communist to victory against the Japanese army and the Chinese nationalists. But he also has a mixed legacy right like he presided over the worst famine in China's modern history. He also presided over the Cultural revolution. Great leap forward. Can you compare the way his mixed legacy is remembered inside China by Chinese state media versus the way he's remembered outside China. We can start with outside China. I think for much of the rest of the world, their entry point into understanding the Communist Party is the legacy of the mall years roughly from uh, in terms of being in power from 1940 1919 76 when he passes away Um And so, yes, seen as this time of major catastrophe lots. There's famine. There's sort of this unjust persecution of intellectuals and so on. Um, I think for those inside China, there was a strong move start in the 19 eighties to really redirect the party away from a lot of the political ideals, especially of the cultural revolution. Now. This does not mean that that they denounced Mao and his legacy. The legacy of Mao was always kind of kept intact. They always remember him fondly as the person who successfully unified the country liberated China from imperialism and so on. There's a recent documentary on Chinese television. With a brief kind of history of the party, and they basically skipped from 19 fifties something to like 1978, right to the middle of the mall years on the eve of the great leap forward into the Deng Xiaoping era era of the 19 eighties. And I think that's a pretty good reflection of the state of discourse, which is to say that Officially in public discourse. There isn't a lot of discussion about the great leap forward or the cultural revolution. Now I think a lot of people in China are aware of those events. Obviously, there are family members who survive them. There are stories that are passed down. Um, within China. I think people are less fixated on those events in China. They think of themselves as very modern. Moving on from that in a way that is a little discordant with the rest of the world. Well, you talked about the anti imperialist roots of the Chinese Communist Party when it was founded, And when historians like yourself look back at the party's founding goals. I'm curious where historians believe the CCP has seen the most success over the past century and where they've seen the least success. From the beginning of the establishment of the PRC. The party had this kind of contradiction, right? There is this underground Revolutionary Communist Party. But then it had become a nation state to do all the things that all governments have to do like Fight Wars, deal with international relations and build the economy. You could say the country has been successful again in national strengthening kind of establishing sovereignty over its land. You know, someone say over land that does not belong to China. Having a strong military having a booming economy and so on. They, For the most part, I think have abandoned a lot of the early goals to save the managers of producing social inequality. Especially starting in the 19 eighties and 19 nineties under Deng Xiaoping, the party kind of put forth this idea that they would become much more of a technocratic party right, less invested in politics and much more invested in practical solutions. To improving quality of life and growing the economy. Deng Xiaoping famously talks about how some people in China will have to get rich before the rest of the country gets richer and inequality in China has consistently risen since the 19 eighties. Um, So I think there's been very much sort of abandonment of those earlier collectivist ideals of everyone working together in a very egalitarian manner. We'll finally I want to turn to Hong Kong because, well, we are talking about the 1/100 anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. People in Hong Kong are marking two other anniversaries, the 24th anniversary of the city's handover to China and the first anniversary of the controversial national security law. How How do you think people in Hong Kong Reflecting on those two anniversaries against this broader backdrop of the 1/100 anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. Yeah, I think there's typically every year been sort of demonstration or protest on July. 1st, um, similar to their typically has been one on June 4th to commemorate the Tiananmen Square incident. Um in Hong Kong until the last two years where Under the cover of Covid safety laws protection. The government has kind of stopped or band or kind of precluded any sort of public demonstration. I think the average Hong Kong person Knows that it's in their best interest not to Uh, to go against these public orders that this is kind of a dark time in Hong Kong history that as with the national security laws, there's a sense of insecurity and fear about what could happen if they publicly criticized the laws. If anything, the public critics will in a sort of self reflexive way call upon the Beijing government to honor its promises. So this isn't to say that we need to import Foreign democracy it is to say When the Beijing government promised to sort of one country, two systems. Program, you know, starting in the 19 eighties. They have to continue to honor that. So it's a criticism of the government. That is kind of veiled underneath this sort of, um, staying within the boundaries of what the government has said in the past. Andy be. Lou is a historian of China at Villanova University. Valiantly summing up the last 100 years of the Chinese Communist Party. Thank you so much for joining us today. Thanks for having me.

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"beijing government" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

06:52 min | 1 year ago

"beijing government" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"Two teeth dot or g'kar. This'll is more money with economists Steve Moore now Steve Moore. Morning, everybody. Thank you so much for taking time out of your Saturday afternoon. So listen that WBC and to listen to me. I am honored and privileged to have the opportunity to speak to you every Saturday afternoon at two p.m. from 2 to 3, and it is the highlight of my week to hear from you all this is the favorite part of my show is when I listen to you because you are the voice of the American people. And I want before I get to Joe in Georgia. By the way, we have a listener from Georgia. So where we going all the way up from Massachusetts to Georgia? We've actually got listeners in California. So cool. We have people all over the country listening to more money. But before I get to Joe, I just wanted to remind you if you want more information about what's going on with the economy. What's going on politically? What's going on with with your money? Please go to the committee to unleash prosperity Website. That's the committee toe unleash prosperity. Just Google that and sign up for our hotline that we will send to you ready for this, folks. Marie. It doesn't cost you one penny. This is not a gimmick. We will send it to you. Nuke English. My good friend who was the former speaker of the House says it's one of most important things to read every morning. By the way, you can read it. Five minutes. We have a you know, It's just chat full of information charts and graphs. And if you get into this stuff if you get into politics and economics, I think you'll love it. So just go to committee down the prosperity. Just click the button, So I want to get the hotline. You have to give us your email and we will send it to you every single morning, five mornings a week. Okay with that said, Let's start. Let's go to the switchboard. The lines are lighting up. I love it, so I want to start with Joe McCutchen Joe in Georgia. Steve Steve. It's great to be on your wonderful show, Steve. As far as I'm concerned, you're the number one taxpayer champion in America. I would vote for you for President United States Any time by questions, Steve Yes. Find the pry The policies of mine. More tanks is more government. You know, they're gonna hurt the economy. What is the possibility of steel with all your influence? You can stop that the bottom tax and spending increases. But your third place personal. Thank you for that. Very, very nice compliment. I want to just say this that it's going to take all of us all of us, Joe because I think we're in a crisis situation right now, with the massive spending the massive following the massive debt The increase in regulation, the climate change fanaticism. I think this is a real period where we have to. You know, you can't be a pacifist right now, folks, You can't just sit by and watch this happen. Or I do think Joe. Our country is in great danger of going bankrupt. I mean, you can't continue to borrow trillions and trillions of dollars a year and take that that it will have a happy ending. Out. Do I think we can stop this show? I do. I really do. I think Todd Biden has peaked. I think people obviously want to see the pandemic come to an end, and that is coming to an end. Thanks to Operation Warp speed on the vaccine. That's a wonderful day for America that we finally defeated this terrible, terrible I would say completely defeated it, But I think for 95% of the way there the American economy is opening up and Joe I want your opinion. This I don't think we need $2 Trillion more spending deal. They We certainly do not. And I'm just so proud of you for fighting. I think you're 24 7 your own television morning You were on television three times. Yesterday You were on C span your own regular fox and then your own cut those nobody talks. You have more influence. Steve, you're incredible. And I'm just honored to be be a friend of your Well, your good friend. I appreciate your calling in and God bless you as well. All right, so thanks so much, and let's go to the next caller, And I believe that that is Richard. That you're there You're there. Out. Well, if we, Richard, I'll give you one more chance. Richard. You there. If not let's move on to Steve in New Jersey. I say they Is this is Steve, Are you on C Energy policies. Loser here. Yes, Yes, I hear you. Okay? I'm sorry. The bad energy policies of the Biden administration are causing not only an economic but a national security crisis for the United States. The economic crisis is a parent. Obviously, all the people have put out of work and no degree. They're not going to be replaced with green jobs. No, that's the inflation I I agree with Art Laffer. There's various factors T o letter causing the cost to go up, but at the heart of it is immediately You're driving up the cost of fuel, and it's close to more to transport goods. All right, So that's the economic crisis now, and that's why people start seeing prices go up the national security crisis this and I'm almost as old as you so I remember that all right? Joe Biden is making us now but more energy dependent on our enemies, particularly Russia. Remember Russia? Russia? Russia are big energy, but now we're gonna be partially energy dependent on Russia are Enemy and I'm old enough to remember. And so were you. 1980. What does that Russia that the Soviet Union in controlled by Russia? Do they moved into Afghanistan? Remember Steve? What was their goal? I don't want to get Get more control of the Middle East and choke off the oil supply. Who were they trying to hurt? Ultimately us? I want the folks out there to remember that you and Joe Biden's policies Now that's the national security crisis. Sir, I'll defer to you. Thank you. Okay, so see, Joe. See, before you go, Uh, do you think that China is going to reduce their carbon emissions? No, no, That's a joke. That was a joke. I mean, I mean, nobody just being nice because that you sound very knowledgeable, but I agree with everything you just said about the energy issue. And, you know, we need to be energy Independent. We don't want to be dependent on you mentioned Russia. But what about starting radio? What about Iran? What about Venezuela? Are we gonna get oil from those? Countries. I mean, I don't understand the logic of this and I don't understand how any sane person who knows anything about China and what the Communists in the Beijing government there are trying to do. I just, You know, I know some of these people they don't care about the environment They care about global domination. Yes, you are. You are correct, sir. You know, And I'm I'm old enough to I was on those gas lines. I was pumping that guest one day if you want. I'll describe to you how bad it got with. I didn't even days and I had to wait..

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"beijing government" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

11:07 min | 2 years ago

"beijing government" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Dc the peaceful transition of power is one of the foundations of any democracy and right now in the us is being challenged like never before. President trump told crowds at a rally. Today that he would never concede and he's continued to make baseless claims about a stolen election. This was already top of mind for many americans. Today as congress met to officially ratify the results of the vote in november but the proceedings were disrupted when crowds of demonstrators surrounded and then some even entered the us capitol building itself. Authorities in washington have announced a six pm curfew. How does all this look from. Outside of the united states for european viewpoint we're joined by constanze shelton miller. She's the fritz. Stern chair germany and transatlantic relations at the brookings institution constanze. You're often asked to explain. Germany and german politics two americans in this moment though. I'm sure you're being asked to explain. American politics two germans. What do you tell them. What i tell them is that i have. I'm living in this country for the third time in my life. I was as a child because my dad was posted here as a diplomat and i went to graduate school here so on the one hand. I know that this country has a long tradition of managing traditions that to some western european democracies may seem unbearably turbulent. But i will say to you that nothing i have experienced has prepared me for this particular transition. In what way well because of the extraordinary persistence. Not just of the current president of the united states but also of a significant number of senior members of the republican party and much of their base in adhering to false narrative invented hats that is profoundly troubling and nobody in europe and certainly. I don't think that this couldn't happen in europe so this i think seen by many of us as writing on the wall something to avoid. How would you assess the state of us. Democracy today given these strange happenings. After last night's events in georgia and i would add a remarkably trouble. Free and fair election on november the third. I'd say it's a very mixed bag. It's clear that institutions and democracy have one out in the end but there are a lot of truly troubling phenomena on the way. And i think that if i'm anything to go by everybody is exhausted by this and the point of democracy point of its tuitions and processes laws is not to exhaust the citizens. The citizens don't have to be heroic all the time like those people who got out the vote in georgia last night. I have to ask you you know when you look around the world. Look around in parts of europe and parts of the us. You see this kind of drift. It's been well discussed the drift toward authoritarianism. The drifts toward intolerance. Are you seriously concerned about it as far as the. Us is concerned how this is a hard one to answer because Very fond this country and this is a question that goes to the heart and not just to the brain and i'm also about quite similar phenomena in europe not least in my own country germany i will say i am deeply troubled by some of the nastiness and meanness that we saw during the past four years not just among ordinary people but from elected politicians who ought to be held to the highest standards anew at the same time i never cease to be amazed at the extraordinary grit determination and just the sheer force of character that gets the vote out in this country protects institutions and democratic processes and ultimately ends up with with good results. That ought to be accepted by everybody. Do i worry about. People demonstrating in washington today. Yes but as of now. It's not a very large group. Do you think that in these countries that are kind of becoming more. Authoritarian more intolerant. Is it coming from below and a leader is then saying okay. What people want. I'm going to become like this to or is it being started at the top. And then citizens are going for it whereas the impetus coming from in your mind answer to that question is its both. There is a rise of unrealistic expectation on the side of ordinary citizens. They seemed to think of democracy as something that you can order on amazon with one. Click and then it's delivered the next day. That is not how it works. Representative democracy in a modern society is laborious. It's an exercise in building consensus in deferring to each other's views. And i worry that people have lost sight of the basic lessons of civics that this is what democracy is about. It's not about you getting a maximum of what you want. All of the time and at the same time there are politicians who've caught onto this shift in how people think about their lives and who are exploiting cynically working 'cause desires and fears and embiid for their own purposes. And i think that this quite terrifying for your interlude in american politics has been a wakeup call to all of us. Not just in america as front in friends of america all of us who are citizens of western democracies and democracies elsewhere to consider our own as citizens and voters and where necessary to rise up and defended. So what's the way forward. How do you defend it. There are so many ways. I think one is to educate yourself not succumb to to fake news information. Understand what your political rights are understand. How your local community works and what it needs and if there's something wrong figure out together with other voters and citizens how to find the best way to change that with neagle the it means there are so many things that we can do. I think that that would be the subject of an entire day on radio and not just one simple interview last night. Georgia has shown one thing. It is that people can change politics if they want to. And that's one of the great characteristics of american democracies is the thing i admire most about this country constanze. Shelton mueller is a senior fellow at the brookings institution. I wanna thank you for speaking with us. It was my pleasure. Thank you so much. While political unrest is unfolding in washington dc. Today on the other side of the world in hong kong people spoke out against a government. Crackdown a small group of politicians. And activists held a press conference and chanted pro-democracy slogans in defiance of the hong kong. Government's latest move where authorities arrested more than fifty pro democracy advocates and former lawmakers. They're accused of attempting to quote overthrow. The city government us because the politicians and activists participated in an unofficial primary vote to select candidates ahead of postponed twenty twenty elections location. Hey was one of the politicians at the press conference. He's the chair of hong kong's democratic party. I was actually walk by a telephone call at around six thirty this morning. That core is about one of my party member former legislator being arrested and then followed by an other coal and other legislator is arrested and i started to tweet and help arranging a lawyers to try to find out which police station they ran to and yeah it has been a very long day for me and i think it is a long day for those arrested. As well and a lot of hong kong people tell us who was arrested and what they've been charged with the using the charge of subversion under the national security law against fifty three people the russian now behind the arrests. They said there's those people. They participated in primary among the pro democracy. Cy and they see this as seclusive acts to the state. Of course this everyone has been afraid of and what hong kong officials have assured people would not happen. Why do you think you weren't arrested the so-called red lines the taboos of the beijing government is a very fluid line. It is is not written clearly. What is not acceptable by the government. Or what is not startup by. The chinese government is always political. Needs so to me. I would just think at this point of time. The political needs of the beijing government didn't strike me yet so i think it is just a matter of time. I don't think i'm spared. Just think they are just hanging a knife just above my head on my neck on my fruits and it is just matter of time when they will cut it. Why is hong kong's government so threatened by this group of lawmakers and activists who've now been arrested. Oh i think they're really really frightened dot the holcombe people will most the pro-democracy side and really take control of the legislative council so to the beijing government and to hong kong government The threats of pro democracy candidates getting the majority of the council is a real threat to them. How big of a setback. Our today's police to hong kong's pro democracy movement a very traumatic one Although we know that the national security law is a sweeping that they can use but Using it in this way really shocked a lot of hong kong people and it really shocked me as well..

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"beijing government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

07:11 min | 2 years ago

"beijing government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Former technology and Emily Chang in San Francisco. The New York Stock Exchange says it will delist three Chinese companies to comply with President Trump's executive order, which bars American investments in China based firms that are affiliated with Military this as China cracks down on its own tech giants, including an antitrust probe into Ali Baba and tightened regulations in the Fintech space, which scuttled and financials $35 billion. I P o plan. Joining us now to discuss. How would you like a professor of management and innovation at the International Institute for Management Development, Howard thank you so much for joining us. So first of all, what do you make of China's seemingly sudden crackdown on its own tech giants that it worked for so many years to build up? And protect I mean, the big phenomenon here is all of a sudden we start to see Chinese regulator begins to clam down all these tax giant. Historically, people seemed the best national champion. They pioneered new business model They have great technologies is really pried off the country. What we're seeing now is regulated, wakes up all of a sudden and discover these tax China becoming so big. They are creating this systemic risk to the financial sector or to the industry environment in general that they begins to put up regulation trying to rein in the power. Just like anything in China development in terms of speed and attitude is enormous. And we're seeing this wave of regulation coming in now. So how does the Chinese government then walk this type rope or manage this balancing act whereby they're cracking down on their own companies, but wanting to show and tell the world that China is still a good place to do business? This is really fascinating, right? Because in a way China is facing this transition from the sort of traditional manufacturing economy into much more knowledge base, our Indy research development intensive economy. This is the ambition and in many ways, these tech giant does represent that dream. But fundamentally, if you're looking at these Tak company, what is Ali Baba or tens and JD dot com and companies that are hot on this stack? What you're seeing is in terms of the international revenue. They're tiny In comparison to domestic revenue. So here's the thing what we have seen in the past, not just China, but Japan and South Korea. These country when they try to develop the industrial base. They encourage these company to go abroad. And somehow you judge by that, yeah, stick these tech Jinan. China, in fact, have failed, disappoint the Beijing government in terms off revenue abroad international businesses So I think there is this combination between disappointment as well. A systemic risk that these regulator on now given a green light to step up and rain be rainy in this tech companies. Now we have to talk about what's happening with Jack Ma, who hasn't appeared in public for the last several weeks. He didn't appear at the taping off his own television show. He's basically vanished from public view since the cancelation of ants, type O, which coincided with with a speech he gave being quite critical of the lack of economic reform. In China. What do you make? Off this, given that he is perhaps the most famous entrepreneur and tech figure coming out of China. We're in China. We have this old saying proverb they're friends of mine would tell me when the tree getting too big. The tracks win and certainly Jack, marred by his behavior is definitely an outline His extremely charismatic and employees really take on his mission in driving growth for the organization. And I think what it will happen. Time will tell whether this incident is going to send a deep seismic shift in terms of the intra preneurs real activity in China, but no doubt what this is a signaling that in China, there's nothing is too big to fail. And if organization their agenda are not aligned with national agenda. Than their competitors, Vantage would get eroded right away. I mean, the sort of phenomena we seeing there's a mirror in Europe or in us as well. That regulator stepping up before sure. In China, the development we see off a magnitude we don't see elsewhere. It is absolutely fascinating. What do you think the impact of all of this will be on financial itself? It was supposed to be one of the biggest. I pose ever will that I p o happen. Will this impact The future of Ali Baba. Yes. So I am the business school. We always tracked a development all financial sector. How does intact disruption is going to change the way People bank and how this business is work. And if you take on the Ali Baba playbook at the very core is this idea of taking data advantage? The fact that they can expense so quickly across all these things related sector is not just because they're bankers, arm or small. That others in everything is on Alberta. But everything is done. Based on data. They have your purchase behavior. They have your online search behavior or these aggregate to give them a competitive, parallel, unparalleled advantage. What we're seeing is society in China Regulators are not happy about that advantage in the U. S or Western Europe is about the likeability off that this tack company sinking so low people having adverse reaction. So I think the implication fulfilling tap is for innovation to take whole going forward. Not only that innovation needs to be great. The product needs to be great. But the organization in Western Europe would be the likability is high in China. Perhaps it needs to be completely comply with the regulator in terms of rules of the game. So I think executive needs to think broader in terms of the regulator regime as well. That is as the reputation off their organization. So what happens to China US relations after Joe Biden takes office given that Clearly the delisting of some of these Chinese companies in the United States is tied to an executive order from President Trump. Does Biden continue? This'll more aggressive policy or does he pull back? Well, I think that you whether it's tak war, economic rivalries simply going to get intensified going forward because if you take thinking about his tack companies in China if they were to survive, the only way is to grow internationally to bring in foreign moneys back to China as a way to demonstrate their value add to the government if that's the case, which means that the international competition What is in the Middle East, Southeast Asia or Latin America. These would be the frontier market. U. S firms as well..

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It's the end of Hong Kong as we've known it

Correspondents Report

04:09 min | 2 years ago

It's the end of Hong Kong as we've known it

"As the end of two thousand twenty approaches so it seems to hopes for freedom in hong kong the arrest in recent days of eight more. Prominent opponents of the beijing backed government of hong kong follows the jialing of other pro-democracy activists including joshua wong and agnes chow as well as media. Tycoon jimmy lai. Who's been accused. Under the national security law of colluding with foreign forces. many others have fled hong kong. The pro-beijing government is also planning new regulations to combat online and the other misinformation and activity which might take a different resonance when promulgated by the pro beijing government and it may say journalists and activists have their free speech curtailed even further after the year of protests in twenty nine hundred and twenty twenty has been a year of lockdown for both political and purposes. So is the hongkong that we've known finished tom. Grundy is the editor in chief and co founder of hong kong. Free press an independent not for profit. English language news outlet established in two thousand fifteen and funded by its readers in a recent tweet. Tom said in light of hong kong's national security little we have opted to keep calm and carry on hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Tom grandy welcome to sunday. Extra exciting me. Thanks for being here. I gather there is a clock in the home kong. Free press office that he's counting down. What is that clocking. what does it show at. The moment was counting down to twenty four seven which the year the autonomy. it's guaranteed to overtake was cops meant to expires. The city was then blended into the mainland. But i've been joking. How resetting the clock to about five months ago because for many people because when the integration sugary began with the dawn of this national security law and since then we've seen a full throated crackdown on civil liberties in the city all under the cover of cove it. Dozens of leading activists arrested in. Don't rates you mentioned a couple and that newsroom braided slash pro democracy newspaper. Jimmy lights proprietor behind bars at the moment. If saint democracy books pulse from library shelves slogan banned protest song bandon. Schools are colds a patriotic education and People have been arrested in recent months simply over facebook posts or placards or also closed seditious words and in one instance somewhat linked to australia right and a straighten judge resigned citing security bowl which as many feared it seems to be used in a very broad and tacona way absolutely tom. What does it mean for you in practice as the founder editor and chief of hong kong free press. How much have you had to change what you do since the new national security look i mean well. I said that the security is designed to make people notice the media self-censor to obey in advance. If you will in tom we cannot get straight answers to questions such as can we print the span. Slogan liberate hong kong. Can we film someone walking the national anthem or burning a flag or interview pro-independence at the on local outlets has deleted the exile example That's the idea. They want us to over. Correct to tiptoe around lake right lines goal posts in a way that they do in the mainland. I suppose self-censorship being much more powerful than tempted shit. But we're a small nimble team so we scrambled to react. We saw big little expensive life sending a backup entities training the team on what to do in rates moving quick vices of course and and some more conan's like literally changing our desktop confused desk

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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai charged under security law

BBC Newshour

08:36 min | 2 years ago

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai charged under security law

"Citizens, Jimmy Lai. Lai. Has Has been been charged charged with with endangering endangering Chinese Chinese national national security. security. The The businessman businessman and and media media million million billionaire billionaire who's who's in in prison prison in in Hong Hong Kong Kong at at the the moment, moment, is is the the most most high high profile person to be charged under sweeping new law covering conspiring with foreign forces. And carrying a maximum life sentence. Antony DAP. Iran is a lawyer and writer in Hong Kong who spells out what these charges against Mr Lai mean for the direction of Chinese rule in Hong Kong. He's being charged with colluding with foreign forces under the National security law. It's very significant given that Jimmy Lai is such a high profile figure among of the pro democracy parties in Hong Kong. But it's not surprising. It's always expected that he would be one of the key targets under the law after it was introduced. What sorts of things has, he said about Beijing that have obviously cause such a fence. Well, he has bean very public in calling for sanctions to be imposed on both the Hong Kong and Chinese governments in retaliation for their actions here in Hong Kong, and that is specifically under the law constitute the the act of colluding with foreign forces. And so that's the the the actions that we expect that has got him into trouble This time. It's quite a sweeping law, isn't it? And he's not the first to fall foul of it. That's right. It is a very broad law drafted in such a wide way that it can catch all sorts of act. Devotees are so far there have been four people arrested and charged under the law. None of those cases have yet worked their way through the court system. So we don't yet know how Hongkong's judges are going to define the parameters off this law, but it's certainly potentially could be very broad. Reaching indeed. Can you tell us about the case of a teenage activist called Tony Cheung? Yes, Tony chill has been charged under the National security law for inciting succession and subversion. And this is in relation to social media posts that he's alleged to have made with messages of diligently promoting Hong Kong independence or subverting the government. He's also being charged with it with a number of other offenses, including just today he was convicted off. Desecrating the national flag for snatching a Chinese flag off a pro Beijing demonstrator at a protest. He's also facing other charges resulting from his various protest activities. How successful a warning shot Against other protesters. Do you think that these actions are, it's certainly likely to be very intimidating to other protesters and and pro democracy activists in Hong Kong. This is all part of a much broader campaign by the authorities here to crack down on all forms of dissent, and that has included, of course, arrests under the National Security law and under other Hong Kong laws. It's also included the disqualification of legislators the intimidation of the media a crackdown on the education system. All of this really designed to silence any form of dissent here in Hong Kong, and it certainly is having an effect in terms of intimidating people. I think you've described what's going on in Hong Kong in the moment as CAFTA esque. Maybe you could explain what you mean for those who might not be familiar with the works of France, CAFTA Yes. I mean, what we're seeing in Hong Kong isn't often arbitrary Use off state power or the use of the state and the Lauren and I about predictable and inconsistent ways. And you really see it in the way that the government challenges these pro democracy activists and protesters with all sorts of legal charges, often it being unclear exactly what the behavior is that they're being charged with. So I think for many of the pro democracy community here, it feels a little like they are lost in a sort of Casca narrative, not Quite sure when the Lord is going to to swept upon them. Clearly, Beijing thinks it can do things like charge. Businessman Jimmy Lie with impunity is that the case is standing up for Hong Kong falling down the list of priorities for Western governments. It certainly seems that even if Western governments are inclined to take action, this little action they can take that is likely to have any impact on the Chinese government. And we've seen that with sanctions that the United States has a Lied to both Hong Kong and Beijing government leaders. They seem to have have reacted really with defiance. I'm haven't changed their policies or approaches in Hong Kong. It all have been very dismissive of the sanctions and the impact that they've been having all these leaders. And so even these sorts of very assertive actions are not able to sort of change. Attack that the Chinese government is taking here. I'm not sure what else will and so I think that China certainly regards any action by foreign government as an interference in China's internal affairs, and they've given every indication they don't intend to be influenced by that. Antony Dappy ran in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, a reporter working for the American news agency Bloomberg has been detained by the authorities in China. Hayes fan who's a Chinese national hasn't been in contact with her employers for four days now. Robin Brent is the BBC's correspondent in Shanghai and asked him what more we knew about her detention. Well, the truth is not much or we have is the details coming from the American news agency Bloomberg, which were released late today, on Friday, China Time Now they say they last heard from her in a conversation with her editors before lunch on Monday. They haven't heard from her since. But shortly after that conversation, she was seen being escorted from her apartment in Beijing by blankly. Those police officers and in the intervening four days, Bloomberg say they've been in touch with the government here. They've been in touch with the Chinese Embassy in the United States because hes Fanny's a Chinese national on itwas on Thursday when they discovered confirmation that she had been detained. She had been taken and she was being questioned in relation to allegations off breaching national security and the Chinese authorities have recent form. Don't they were foreign journalists are concerned Australian journalists flown out of China recently. American journalists not having their press cards renewed. Yes, I mean, you know, we could have ah, much more longer and detailed conversation about whether that how this fits in with the diplomatic hostilities between the United States and China. Between China on Australia and the Chinese government's use of its very ambiguous national security law to target people to target journalists for things other than genuine allegations off breaching the law, But look a Chinese born Australian journalists Chen Lei, who worked for the state run TV CT TN station, She was detained several months ago in similar circumstances. She hasn't been seen since. Details about her fate have not been forthcoming. There is some continuation that this may be linked to that, but we just don't know the evacuation as it was off to journalists. Australian journalists a couple of months ago linked to Chang Le's detention Pretty much ended Australia's ability to report from this country. Certainly when it comes to TV, anyway. Yesterday as well was the two year anniversary to the day off the detention on Don't going detention off two Canadians Michael Coverage of Michael's favor. One of businessmen want a former diplomat, two men who were detained by China in China. In the days following the arrest of a very high profile Kuala Way telecom company executive in Canada. So look, it's seen on used frankly, by the Chinese as a tool is a tactic off diplomacy, but I have to say We don't know any details about Hayes fans detention why she's being detained how she was detained where she's being detained because the Chinese authorities are not saying so. They're simply confirming that they have her. What does it say, though about the state of Open reporting in China, particularly by foreign nationals, the foreign correspondent's Club of China Says. It's very alarmed, for instance. Yeah, but it's hard here. It's hard for foreign nationals that believe me. It's even harder for Chinese nationals. Hayes fan is a Chinese national. She's an experienced journalist she's working for Bloomberg. Last three years, but other organizations before that, and she is what's known as a news assistant here. Chinese nationals aren't allowed to be employed to do what I do to report you know, prominently in newspapers or on camera or on the radio. They can only be employed his news assistance. But that is a huge understatement of what they do. I have a Chinese colleague who is my new system and she is absolutely vital to our operation here in Shanghai. That was Robin Brent, who's the BBC's correspondent in Shanghai.

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China is 'bullying neighbours'

The Big Biz Radio Show

00:35 sec | 2 years ago

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China is 'bullying neighbours'

"Process designed to prevent American diplomats. From conducting regular business, attending events secure and connecting with Chinese people. Speaking this morning in Washington, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said the Beijing government continues to threaten academic freedom and human rights within its own borders. And it's also been bullying its neighbors from the street. Chinese Communist Party is engaged in a clear and intensifying pattern of pulling its neighbors. German officials say Russian dissident Alexey Navalny was poisoned with a chemical nerve agent. The

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UK reportedly poised to backtrack on Huawei inclusion in 5G

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 2 years ago

UK reportedly poised to backtrack on Huawei inclusion in 5G

"The British government is preparing to change course on plans to give Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei a limited role in Britain's new high speed mobile phone network the government's likely decision comes after the U. S. threatened to sever unintelligent sharing arrangement because it concerns while way a quick mind because a lot of the Beijing government to infiltrate British networks in January British prime minister Boris Johnson had sold to balance economic and security pressures by agreeing to give away a limited role in the so called five G. network one excluding the company feel cool components of the system but the move set up a diplomatic clash with the U. S. with implications for security cooperation unless Britain dumped away Charles the live as well London

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US says Chinese hackers likely targeting virus researchers

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 2 years ago

US says Chinese hackers likely targeting virus researchers

"The US says China backed hackers are likely targeting coronavirus researchers amid a push to develop treatments the FBI and homeland security department say hackers backed by the Beijing government may be trying to steal the work of virus researchers the justice department says institutions who received media attention for virus related efforts should assume that they will be targets and take precautions saying the potential theft of their work and jeopardizes the delivery of treatment options the warnings come amid growing tensions over how the outbreak began with the trump administration saying China did not do enough to alert the world in Beijing saying under warranted accusations should stop Sager made Donnie Washington

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Persecution of China's Uighur Muslims exposed

FT News

15:15 min | 2 years ago

Persecution of China's Uighur Muslims exposed

"Today we're looking at recent revelations about the plight of Chinese weaker. Muslims growing beards praying in public and calling someone overseas. These are some of the offenses for which we have been interned. In camps in the Xinjiang region of China these revelations appeared in a document leaked out of China known as the character list the F. T. Reporters working on the story are here to tell me about how they discovered the document and who they spoke to. Kristin Shepard is on the line from Beijing and Lord Patel is an Ankara so Christian. Let's start with you. There have been several different document dumps and leaks about China's programs in Xinjiang and various ways. In which the weaker minorities and other minorities are treated in this part of the country. What do these leaks? Tell us. That's new the previous documents that came out of Times and International Consortium for journalists. They were really the high levels plans from the top. Xinjiang and other Chinese government officials including president season paying and they lay out the overview of what wanted to happen than what this set of documents tells us is really the grounds. I view of what was happening dates day. How these decisions made who was making them. An why was so many by most estimates. It's over million Weigo's and other minorities in the region. Why exactly why they sent to camps and things that it reveals is the the reasonings were often for very minor offenses things that have spaw. The Chinese state could be worked up into things that would be seen as signs of extremism but in any other sides he will be very hard to consider as anything that would warrant a year. Ill more attention talk to us a little bit about how you got a hold of the documents. And what was in them? Documents were possibly by a Wego activist. I've developed a UP He's a linguist who is living in Europe in exile in recent years and he was posses documents from contacting seen John on what they is a very long spreadsheet a hundred thirty seven pages which full of personal information names dates of birth and importantly judgments about who is to be sent to reeducation camps in this county of Xinjiang are cash. And then how can you be sure that they're real? What steps did you take to verify them? There a number of different ways. You can go about trying to verify things. One thing that we did was go and look at other government documents to check the dates and the language used see if those matched they also because they contain a lot of personal information addresses. Id numbers relationships between individuals. Those are all things that you can look up on various dates bases so we checked for example the ID numbers of the people mentioned in the documents against their addresses if they came up with the same addresses as those online than that would suggest that the documents north and take on the old cases. We tried that the case we also got experts to vet them experts in China Studies. And then finally we're able to track down. Some of the family members of individuals mentioned on the list. Now Laura from your end you went to speak to people who are living abroad in Turkey. Who had family members documented in the car cash list? Can you tell us a bit more about the people that you spoke to? Who were they? Yes at the start of genre. I went to go and see a couple cooled often pods and risen saw and they're originally from Kara cash province. They now live in Istanbul with three children so both of them had relatives. Who are missing. They're both missing. Both sets of parents older siblings. They haven't spoken to them for years. And then you about the car crash list documents but when I first went to sea than they haven't yet found any on it so I asked them to give me a list of names of missing family members. The ages that children and that's what they did a few weeks later. We had the woman risen. Saw had found to have sisters that coupon She found the names on the list and she gave us the entry numbers on Christian checks the Chinese records the details of Sheikh giving us and they match frankly a real difference was at the age of the people were slightly out because the list dates back to two thousand eighteen that must have been quite an emotional revelation for her. What did she say about her sister's yes. She told me about his sister's past About her relationships with them it was very Saad. I think it was mixed feelings visa. One of his sisters who she knew had been detained for quite a long time. She actually said that she might be dead. So in some ways you know there was some sense of relief landing. The her oldest sister Rozelle's was probably still alive but at the same time. She had no idea that her younger sister pottum him would even be considered the detention. She said that she was kept us out of trouble. She described Howard's of shops young women. You know they used to fight sometimes to become when they were talking about close. It was very active picture that she painted the House to round little bakery together and she was just completely shocked. Find her on the list tonight. She'd been in detention and that was very upsetting. When was the last time that you've spoken with Pottum? In particular. She Law Specht pod to him at the same time she spoke to have parents which was back in June twenty. Sixteen things have been getting more difficult to have found the relatives back home. And the compensation that they had will often quite mundane because it was upset me out of the question they could speak about politics even talk about the situation in. Kashan what it was like for the family so she told me that she chatted with pods him about their relatives about positive. Clothes THAT IS INSIDE SENT. Ofa have family members when somebody was visiting and has sister was talking about which should keep the hassle which give other relatives. It was a kind of normal by Monday conversation. She had no idea it'd be the last one that they would ever have. And did she keep trying to reach her after that yes. She tried several times after that to cool and she got no answer she said. Said every time Iran butts the mandarin Chinese cannot be connected. Eventually result still trying. She didn't WanNA put her family members in danger and she hasn't spoken to them since summer of Twenty Sixty Christians were other people's stories similar to resume says in her family's Yes. There were a number of cases that were very similar in the lists attempts case was entered as number three hundred fifty eight and Offenses were down as having one more child than allowed by the family planning policy. That was actually the most common offense and reason given for people being sent to reeducation camps for many is decades. China has had very strict curbs on the number of children that families are allowed to have and traditionally weaker families would be allowed to have more children but recently there have been more restrictions on the number of children that we are allowed to have as part of the security campaign and it seems that a large number of people on the lists were targeted for reeducation because of this tendency to have more than the state thought was the appropriate number of children other offenses included. Things like connecting to people overseas any effect. In this case it was noted as appoints positive for a later release that she hadn't tried to contact her sister other things included travel growing bid. Praying home things that would be considered a just a normal part of everyday life or religious practices. And do we have a sense of why China has targeted these minorities in this particular way? What do we already know about how they're treated and how they're perceived by the state? Will this crackdown really began around? Two thousand fourteen an around that time there were a series of violent incidents both in Xinjiang also across China which the state says were traded by often we goods or other minorities and the response to that. Was this blanket security campaign in Sin John Mass police rallies a huge bulking up the surveillance apparatus bringing some high technology like facial recognition cameras but the cornerstone of this whole campaign was a system of camps known as reeducation camps. We don't know the exact number because China keeps the details of this system fairly secretive but their thoughts. Be Over. A hundred and these Often huge complexes that sprung up in recent years where anyone who was thought to be a potential extremists could be sent for reeducation in order to try and avoid that the coming of risk to the state but we now know who these documents at that the definitions that we use to determine who tension the extremists were things as mentioned before that are often very Monday just everyday practices of we use so Christian. You also went to carry cash to see what was going on. I think you've visited at least once probably more than once. What was it like and did you manage to speak to any people while you were there? It's extremely difficult to speak to anyone because the surveillance apparatus is so sophisticated that whenever a foreign journalist arrives in the region they will be immediately followed by state security agents. So although I was able to go there and move around with some freedom. It's extremely difficult to talk to individuals because any conversations with them could potentially put them at risk I was able to see was that they had been huge changes to society. I mean this is a region which is about ninety percent or more week. There were very few working age men on the streets. The neighborhood wearing a lot of people mentioned in the lists were living a lot ebben. Demolished parts of it were locked off and seemed to have large security gates. Meaning that anyone who wanted to come in and out would have to go through numerous checks. I only saw some elderly or young people in the streets alleys also able to get close to a number of the reeducation camps but not in most cases close enough to actually see the camps because police would set up roadblocks to prevent me from getting any nearer. But you could still see a lot of changes that happened to society in car cash. For example. The second largest mosque in the town have been demolished. That was just an antiquated rebel. That you could see the there were large textile mills. Knit one of the camp locations where we were bust. Apparently from the counts to a juice textiles which then likely be sold across China and potentially across the world so this system is really remolded the society in Calcutta which is the coins of it. The clues in the name. The full Chinese name is transformation through education camps. And that's what the Beijing government is hoping to achieve. Its to transform large parts of weak as society to make it more compliance in line with how Beijing the society to be in addition to reporting on the ground. Were there other mediums that you used to document or to observe HOW SOCIETY INCH? Jiang had been remolded. Yes we also able to find satellite imagery that can thumbs a lot of the changes that have been taking place. So if you look back to the very start of the campaign. A lot of these complexes that are identified in the lists as being reeducation camps just didn't exist and there's been a massive amounts of building huge spooling complexes often it's a campaigner detention center and factory will in one area alternate industrial pogs outside of the town which are the same areas. Wed Police were locking my entry. So that also provides a kroger writing evidence of the location and the scale of the camps. What do we know about the training? People receive once they're in the camps and also how they move through the camp system and then eventually back out into society. A lot of the training is around Mandarin Chinese around Chinese law around Chinese politics but it's essentially ideological and it's forcing people to do things like singing songs. That praise the Communist Party to learn for example that they are not allowed to hold religious ceremonies outside of those sanction directly by the state. So it's forcing views of the states into the minds of people go to the camps the amount of time that they spend that it's meant to be a minimum of a year and can be much longer normally what we can know from the list and from other government documents is that they would spend a year doing reeducation than they were spend a period to a vocational training which would be to learn for example how to operates machinery so they could be moved onto a tree job which is essentially involvement treaty. Labor. The other option in some cases full people who released but still kept on the surveillance is that they might be allowed to return to their own weather placed under what is known as monitoring and control and that's essentially a probation period. Where minimum of a year? They will constantly be checked by security forces and if they were to do anything which be considered another sign of extremism they might return to the camps have these camps in this camp system. Been publicly acknowledged by President Xi Jinping or the Chinese government presidency has never acknowledged spoken directly about the CAM system at toll but the government and the authorities in Xinjiang have acknowledged the existence of the system. What they deny is that there is any form of abuse happening here instead. They say that this is a fairly humane way of tackling extremism unday would call the camps vocational education training centers. In fact just recently. They have said that the camps although they remain the no longer being used for any kind of anti extremism training programs they announced pill use vocational training. Although this is something that we are exiles and rights groups lead is unlikely to be true. Thanks Laura and

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Virus cases rise as experts question China's numbers

Ben Ferguson

08:18 min | 3 years ago

Virus cases rise as experts question China's numbers

"Get back to this issue we're talking about with the CDC and they are saying that this could last into next year this corona virus Beijing is ordered a fourteen a corn tea for returnees eight planes are like don't you throw airport spread by people who don't show symptoms is now the scariest part evacuees ought why ask are now being asked why they are being tested this is drugs a medical supply chain has been interrupted and a Harvard professor is now sound the alarm when a likely pandemic in America not just other parts of the world disease models are showing maybe four point eight four million forty thousand cases is what they're saying could bring because it's growing so fast in Asia and then moving so quickly from Asia and that's the part that's very scary now the CDC earlier had this to say about this they were trying to talk about just how bad this could be take a listen at the CDC warning the coronavirus can last beyond this year as the fifteen case is confirmed in the United States of America here's more on the significant investment on the same day the CDC confirmed the fifteenth the U. S. coronavirus case I went inside the agency's emergency operations center with director doctor Robert Redfield how good is the public health infrastructure and reporting in to give you an idea of how rapidly the situation is changing by the way the numbers changed I can tell you if they actually fifteen there it's a lot to keep up with what is the worst case scenario here in the United States so far we've been able to contain it but I think this virus is probably with this beyond this season are bonded by on this year and I think eventually the virus will find a foothold and we will get community based transmission and you can start to think of it and the sense like a seasonal flow and the only difference is we don't understand this farce which is exactly why the CDC wants to be on the ground in China it's probably Redfield's biggest frustration right now there's no evidence to me that this outbreak is at all under control it's definitely not controlled and the sooner we can help them get that under control the better for the whole world so I guess that does raise the question why are we sitting here in Atlanta talking about this versus the CDC being in China collecting some of this data I don't think it's a medical decision that were not being invited them what do you think it is well I think it's above the medical you think it's a political I think it's above the medical I don't think this director CDC is making that decision I think it's a political decision well I think it's but all I can say is I think it's above the director's CDC because I know he would love to have a system China has accepted help from the World Health Organization the CDC is waiting to hear whether it's gonna be a part of that team in the meantime Redfield says his priority is to keep Americans safe our whole issue right now is is is said the aggressive containment to try to give us more time but it's going to take you know one to two years to get that probably developed and out to prepare the the health systems to be able to be flexible enough to deal with the potential second major because of respiratory illness so they're saying this could easily last for more than a year now this coming as experts are saying it is nothing short of egregious the coronavirus figures and the misstatements coming directly from China from the county's Beijing government there and it is I get nothing but there if they're just lying and we we see these numbers and we've seen it's ten times twenty times thirty times worse than what they're reporting in the reason why they're doing this because China cares more about saving face and looking like they're in control then honestly telling the truth about this they're not telling the truth about this at all and they're not planning on telling the truth you're never gonna tell us the truth here's a little bit more on the concern here that these figures are just flat out wrong the two in the number of cases out of China no that's been attributed to the fact that the way that cases are diagnosed and the way that they referred to has changed dance because they don't require a lab tests it's fine if you have the symptoms which all consistent with current of ours that you may be counted do you think that that is the full explanation behind the rise in Vegas no to be honest I don't I think that's part of the explanation because they're recognizing that there is transmission from people who have a mild symptoms not the extreme of pneumonia and so on but honestly there's been a backlog of testing that many parts of the country of reported running out of test kits are in Wuhan it before he died the great the when the young the physician who sounded the alarm and was punished for doing so was asking on February second February third before he died we desperately need more test kits were running out I think we're seeing a surge of backlogged testing coming forward it doesn't seem to fit the kind of a very strict definition of the cases that they're talking about and then the other issue is why did the death rates bump up as well it you know if all they were doing was adjusting for mild cases increasing you know creating this larger number the death toll should have stayed at the same incremental increase daily that we've seen for a long time why did deaths go up as well or did you I mean didn't make sense there is little to be doesn't have the possibility to be confused as well with all the influences because if you're not being lab tested for corona virus and you have respiratory symptoms well as you mentioned even gastrointestinal symptoms and all this I haven't really been spoken about it surely could be all the the diseases and viruses so it is even an accurate way to go about this well that raises the at another point P. on co which is that we don't have any data about people dying of other causes in on in who obey we know that people are you know quarantine into their homes and may or may not be getting medication for underlying diseases they have we know that people don't have access to healthcare if they're not part of the epidemic response so it's very confusing to try and understand what are we looking at who who's dying how's it verified which why is the death rate not held at one level and the new infection rate and a completely new level it's all rather confusing actually and I I mean I think look if this is happening in the United States on this scale we would have a hard time keeping up with the data and handling it properly any country would so I'm prepared to cut a lot of slack here but we have seen over the course of this epidemic some pretty a courageous misstatements of data misstatements of numbers are down playing the scale of the epidemic for a very long time and I think you know a certain amount of skepticism is merited I think it's very interesting how she just said it there and again she's trying to think to be politically correct on this I did not necessarily pick a fight but saying look if the the numbers here and just don't add up this is far worse than anybody wants it met in China are you know the US says it it can't assess currais data out of China because they know it's just not true China met six hospital staff have died and more than seventeen thousand medics are infected we've been told that now and this is just more and more and more of the misinformation from a communist government the rogue cares more about protecting with the government looks like than telling the truth about what's actually happening and this is what you can expect and it's gonna get worse it looks like I could get a lot worse before it gets better and then in certainly in Asia but also as it is we are in a global economy and we're saying now more cases in the U.

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Who are the coronavirus victims? What to know about the fatalities as the pneumonia-like illness spreads

Forum

11:49 min | 3 years ago

Who are the coronavirus victims? What to know about the fatalities as the pneumonia-like illness spreads

"Org this new strain of coronavirus has killed dozens in China and spread to as far as the US from Wuhan where the onus is believed to have originated in originated with animals so listen the clerk you were at SFO earlier this week and talking with passengers as you mentioned and what is what is the effectiveness of airport screenings for an illness that may not show symptoms initially as people are coming in and you know it's kind of after the fact at this point the two cases that we did have in the U. S. are of people who were not at who came through the airports before the screening process took place but but they have been caught if they had come in you know it's it's an open question yeah I think you know the CDC is obviously putting a lot of resources on the ground to do this and would argue that this is an important precautionary measure to try to stop cation cases but as you know the CDC representative that I talked to did say you know not no measure is going to be full proof for sure they may or may not there are definitely some critique critical voices against or not against but but critical of that airport screening is actually going to do much of for example the World Health Organization does not recommend that countries around the world do airport screening because it's not it hasn't been shown to really justify the amount of resources that are necessary to do it and for example these both of these cases maybe at the airport screening was taking place they would have been caught but they might not have been if they you know they might not have been showing symptoms yet so at the airport I think it's important to know they're taking your temperature and they're asking you to fill out a health questionnaire are you coughing do you have fever you know are you having trouble breathing so if you don't if you're feeling fine still but you might be infected but you're just not showing symptoms you could you know potentially get through that screening and in fact people here in another place so I would say you know it depends on who you ask but there's definitely some criticism that it's we're putting too much effort into it we're joined now by Charles Chu is a professor of medicine at UCLA at UCSF he specializes in infectious diseases thanks for joining us on form thank you so let's just get down to basics here what is a coronavirus my understanding is it's the same virus as the common cold it is so curry viruses are a family it's of a family of viruses and they they do belong to a group of viruses that cause the common cold other viruses in this group include rhinoviruses an adenovirus and current viruses are simply a fat family of respiratory viruses that cause respiratory infections what what makes this a little different is our that certain kind of viruses have recently trance have recently crossover jumped over from animals to humans what we call zoonotic transmissions and so some examples would be in two thousand two we had sars coronavirus which was a a species job as well as members kind of virus and and I believe around around twenty eight to twenty eleven of which came from camels and so this is another corona virus it it appears to cause respiratory disease along with other Quinn viruses and but we don't we just don't know where it came from end how dangerous is this virus I mean the number of cases and deaths grow daily is this because it's spreading so rapidly or because existing cases are finally being diagnosed in the numbers updated trust you yeah we we we actually do not know at at this point exactly how dangerous or deadly the virus may be I think it's a bit and part of the reason is that it's still very very early in the course of the outbreak and there has been there have been hundreds of cases yes and and several fatalities based on the early data it does suggest that this does not appear to be as deadly as for instance sars coronavirus or even murders kind of ours and I I believe there as of as of today they're probably took twenty one fatalities and more than six hundred cases I saw that side of Italians meaning patients who are developed the disease and die from it so it does not appear to be as dangerous as prior coronaviruses but it's still very early days actually the numbers that I was seeing were more than eight hundred and twenty six outs at this yes again it just continues to grow so then we were talking with less in the clerk about how they're doing screenings at the airport but what symptom should people be on the lookout for especially if they've traveled to China or other regions in Asia that ours reporting cases yes it's a current affairs infections because a respiratory illness and it's it's just as in any viral flu like illness patients or Invid individuals were infected can demonstrate fever cough nasal congestion in this in a subset of patients in a purple small proportion of patients they may then develop more severe disease chest pain chest tightness and shortness of breath I can develop into a life threatening pneumonia a but it presents initially as any other common cold or viral like flu like illness at less cynical you wanted to jump in I just jump in in the sense that and nationally it looked like it was mostly older people with pre existing conditions who were dying from this this virus and just recently they announced that the a man thirty six years old in Shanghai has has died so it does look like it might be affecting and he was perfectly healthy he died of cardiac arrest a couple hours before the diagnosis so is that increasing the concerned doctor chew in terms of you know how this virus infects people and can affect people who did not have pre existing conditions who were apparently young and healthy I I think it is concerning but and and that was actually the case with for for instance some some other viruses that we scenes for instance the two thousand nine H. one and one pandemic influenza virus where it appeared to disproportionately because perhaps severe disease in in younger people so it's I I I do want to stress so that really is early days and we can't really really can make conclusions about how deadly the viruses I think probably much more concerning to me is the fact that this virus clearly is able to be transmitted from person to person for human to human transmission does that mean it can mutate essentially two or the L. yet this last week regardless of whether or not the the that that the the virus can mutate the greater concern is that the capacity for human to human transmission what that means is if it translates very efficiently it's very it would be very difficult to stop this outbreak it's very difficult to curb the spread of the outbreak or so I I I'm I'm what I'm worried about is that this may be an outbreak that would be very difficult or even impossible to stop and it certainly has that potential if it has really at if it really transmits officially from person to person so even if you have of say a virus that's not that deadly or perhaps only causes severe disease a small fraction of patients if you have millions of people infected it's still results in a large number of deaths from the virus so then do you agree with the world health organization's assessment at this point that this is not a global emergency they have not been willing to declare it so at this point I believe that the World Health Organization is being cautious at this point we we we see the evidence of transmissibility from person to person I believe what the world health organization's looking for those at this of sustained transmission what we describe as ongoing transmission passes initial introduction to a country if there's evidence of sustained transmission I do to believe that will help her position will be will likely to declare this an emergency well Emily I'm not yet yes is there any reason to avoid traveling to Chicago we have plans to travel there next week that's where the latest case has been confirmed in the U. S. should this person avoid that doctor to I I don't think there's any particular reason to avoid travel to to Chicago it's it's it's probably it's it's simply by chance at that we're doing and screening at major airports and and really across the United States that's the CDC is conducting surveillance for the virus I suspect that we will likely have additional cases and they will but they'll tend to pop up where where surveillance is being done and and I know that we we previously had the discussion about whether or not you know airport base surveillance is going to be effective I I do agree with my what what with I do agree with the other speaker in that I believe that it's it may be perhaps too little too late and perhaps not effective but it definitely is an attempt to prevent to prevent a transmission into this country what do you think is the likelihood that this illness will come to California to the bay area if it hasn't already we do have I mean server disco bitter national airport was one of the first airports to have screenings put in place because of direct flights from Wuhan in so there's a lot of questions especially among our listeners about the likelihood that it will be here in the bay area and what can be done for prevention I I think it's it's likely that we may eventually see cases have simply because based on the data from China based on information that's coming from China this does appear to be a relatively contagious virus it is and there have been several examples for instance of what we call hospital choir transmission where infected patients in China transmitted to multiple health care workers we've also seen some exam examples of sustained cycles of transmission in China meaning that someone's infected but then in fact somebody else and in turn affects somebody else so I I I believe that it's only a matter of time before we'll start to see additional cases well is eager asks I was surprised at the coverage on the Seattle individual didn't include information on the airports he visited or even confirmation Hughes the Seattle airport there also wasn't an acknowledgement of this information is being withheld is this normal is this advisable it's interesting lesson the clerk because I understand that one of the things that they were looking at was whether the Washington case that the man had even travel through SFO as on a connecting flight potentially so do we have any more insight into where you know I'm not exactly sure I don't have more insight on exactly where he flew in I think to address both that listeners concerns and the woman who who is traveling to Chicago those people who have come across in who are infected the CDC is monitoring anyone that they have come in close contact with since they have arrived in so they are trying to make sure anyone that that person you know had dinner with their talk to or whatever in the man in Chicago and Seattle apparently had not been contacted very many people and in both of them had live alone except dresser there was a fair amount of kit you know which I say so the service so their surveillance around those people who who have come across to make sure that they're not spreading it some took to relay their concerns must be king also a Charles true about information being withheld there were concerns that the Chinese government is not being as transparent as they should be maybe not sharing information as readily as they could be because of concerns about the previous you know sars epidemic when the Beijing government with held a lot of information initially about it do you think that this time around the government is sharing enough information about the case I do think that things are different with regards to disclosure of verses the what happened in two thousand two with the sars outbreak for instance are in two thousand two there was a lot of information that was that was simply not available for several weeks it but here

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Hong Kong gears up for local elections as pro-democracy protests grip city

BBC World Service

00:17 sec | 3 years ago

Hong Kong gears up for local elections as pro-democracy protests grip city

"There's been a huge turnout for district elections in Hong Kong seen as a test of support for the pro Beijing government after months of pro democracy protests conservatives are hoping they will show support for the chief executive Carrie lam pro democracy parties are expecting them to reflect public anger

Hong Kong Beijing Chief Executive Carrie Lam
Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam calls for dialogue platform with citizens

John Batchelor

08:03 min | 3 years ago

Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam calls for dialogue platform with citizens

"American politics is interesting but really what's going on in Hong Kong Brave New World there is a leader a quote of Hong Kong her name is Carrie lam she ofttimes is treated as a stooge of Beijing which may be true but she has ideas and one of our ideas is something called a dialogue platform which has a bureaucracy according to my reading of Claudia's new piece a caller reports the independent women's forum but this piece is in New York sound Claudia welcome back I'm glad you're back with us Carrie lam we've talked about her and you characterized as less than bright but right now we have to deal with the facts that what she thinks she's doing in response to these hundred plus days of protests what is the dialogue platform does that sound better in Mandarin all right if something really should be it it's going to cost all right it probably does it's a product of her bureaucratic policy information I forget what the other were in office but this is going on here is the forests and all this is being appointed chief executive of Hong Kong who has been saying for weeks now that she really needs to listen to the people to figure out what is bothering them she still trying to quit and I quote sounds and that that's what the government has set down for more than four months the people of Hong Kong and shouting in the streets waiting on the walls holding her singing telegram world they want freedom they want democracy they want to elect their own leaders so they don't get settled with another idiot like Karen hello is going through the staggering sure rain along the line is fully orchestrated setting so that she can probably figure out what is the content of this social unrest in Hong Kong it's John it's like it every Saturday Night Live yeah the presence online seven and a half million people in Hong Kong or actually risking our next to the house for freedom I can give you a specific she had a dialogue in late September where out of the population of seven and a half million they invited people to apply a sending an older personal data and then had a hundred fifty lucky winners we got to meet with Carol out in and still young where about thirty of them were that selected to spend three minutes saying something not with the dialogue with the public meantime outside thousands and thousands of people were standing screaming fight for freedom and her boss is in Beijing here is monsters is this protest is personal that's what the guy like Clint sat is quality is clearly a delaying tactic but one of the delaying for or protesters are not going to go away they keep hoping that they will the other part of this now is Carrie lam I'm not sure with the black because Beijing report this year that's a picture is rolling out online later this week in her annual policy address a point with him down for Hong Kongers which is actually really I don't think they have you know I've been covering I spent many weeks the sun covering his protest number did I hear a throng of people chanting we want housing subsidies or we want sports but what they're about to offer it's about to be here these government bounty which is that correct Hong Kong people anyway and when he spoke to Hong Kong administration and ensure that you're hoping is that people will take these candies from on high and go home and showed up and what's actually happening in Hong Kong this is a really serious he our movement for freedom for democracy in their heart their culture is part of the free world and they had not been giving not even as the rules have been tightening around them even as the police have done under the administration of the state what's going on in your city has the police have been has been arrested on threatening people really terrorizing city at this point alright Beijing hope and Terry let's hope is clearly that this will just all sort of fizzle out especially if they beat up enough people arrested off people and then give subsidies to others on how it will play out I don't know but the really important thing to understand here is Hong Kong people have not demonstrated a good not a pro testing her handouts they've not been demanding subsidies what they have been demanding is really much for days they've been demanding her yeah clients a puzzle to me I I I bar from Mark Twain that man is the only creature who who doesn't bite the hand that bribes it and what what we have here is a failure of the Beijing government to understand its own people and I'm wondering if we can generalize from Hong Kong to all the other cities of China there after all they're educated their transparently ambitious they work very hard so it can we assume that what is going on in Hong Kong is is the the rest of China could do the same thing one six time yes yes that's the theory Beijing gun the only qualification I would say is I suspect that the aging rulers she's acting and his buddies in the Communist Party upper circle do you understand this the problem is that they don't want it that they want to obliterate it in other words there that the real college for freedom what they want to do is not try to accommodate it but to crush it that's what they did thirty years ago it cannot and that's what that's what keeps China under control that fear of the same kind of thing and my fear is still that that's where my head in Hong Kong but I yeah of course this is exactly what people over the reason there's such an incredible surveillance state so much they controlled brutality in China is precisely because if they took that away you would probably see something very similar to what we thought thirty years ago it Shannon and and what we're seeing today and Hong Kong people like to be free is is is is it too simple cloudy to say it's not working that that that the idea of intimidating Hong Kong has failed is it too simple failed there might come a point where China uses and carry lack use enough force so that people in Hong Kong really have no choice except to die or you need to accept to die if they continue to the fight Beijing but it's not working so far there had been a bit increasingly for beating the marches for bidding the rally that base maps Carrie lam isn't that emergency powers which are basically the power of the dictator she cannot do anything without even going to the rubber stamp legislature and still they had an enormous rally today in central Hong Kong people are very are continuing to protest right after the ban on face mask people were out with faith testing and and I'm doing five and this wonderful Cantonese expression basically he's going cloudy rose sat test back from Hong Kong that is in Qatar W. 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Another weekend of protests in Hong Kong

The Economist: The Intelligence

08:16 min | 3 years ago

Another weekend of protests in Hong Kong

"In Hong Kong this weekend yet. More mass protests and a worrying rise in violence fifty days on from the first huge marches the territory's the nameless leaderless protest movement is escalating tens of thousands took to the streets chanting slogans such as Free Hong Kong and this is the revolution of our times amongst the protesters. The mood was defiant here because we send an protect the freedom that we deserve and I think the whole the whole just so the phone call is not China read Shangaan Yeah but you date China's mainland government held a press conference in Beijing to give its response and extremely rare move very unusual for the central government to speak for the Hong Kong government. It does away with the fiction that Hong Kong is kind of perfectly self-governing territory. David Rennie our Beijing bureau chief. This was the government in Beijing willing out to spokesman for the Business Central Government that deals with Hong Kong and Macau the former British Portuguese colony so we had these two spokesman young shoe being and they were answering questions from the Chinese state media but also some foreign media on weeks and weeks of very very large sometimes violent protests and so is is it ominous that they even took to the microphone at all it is pretty ominous because for the first several weeks of these large protests the censorship machine kept news of what was happening in Hong Kong from the mainland public. What's happening now is that state media is turning this into an attack on hostile foreign forces black hands unpatriotic radicals in Hong Kong who are trying to damage Hong Kong's prosperity and stability and the problem with the central government making those accusations out loud is that they're giving themselves no room to back down and so that really has people anxious in Hong Kong around the world that we could see quite a nasty crackdown coming if these protests don't stop because then our? Tones into a test of the central government's authority so you mentioned that in the press conference there is talk of the the black hand this notion of foreign influence I mean how how much do you think that's a part of this. And how much is that it just a useful bogeyman. It's absolutely out of the propaganda message. The evidence is actually the other way. Actually president trump himself has praised the Chinese leader Xi Jinping for his restraint that said keep an eye on the U._S. Congress because the U._S. Congress actually has an extremely powerful weapon that could use if things get much worse in one thousand nine hundred to the U._S.. Congress passed a law that basically treats Hong Kong as a bit like a Western country when it comes to things like trade tariffs these rules Hong Kong have a completely different legal status the to mainland Chinese. If things got really really ugly troops on the streets Congress has its in its power to tag that up and to basically exposed Hong Kong to all of the same tariffs and visa restrictions that any other bit of China face as you say these protests I have been going on for weeks and weeks why Beijing decided to raise his head above the parapet now so the protests have changed quite dramatically in nature over the last ten days also we had had this situation where you have these large process which during the day they were often very peaceful grannies and children in pushchairs and then after night fell you would get more trouble people throwing bricks and bottles and tear gas from the police that was so settling into a pass and everything changed about nine days ago up to big things happen one was that the protests is attacked for the first time the central government's liaison office in Hong Kong threw black paint on the coat of arms of the People's Republic of China on the outside of that office that sounds a bit kind of Esoteric Terek perhaps outside China but in China that's the kind of behavior they get locked up for a very very long time. It's dark challenge to come to authority. The other big thing that happened was there was a protest in a small town near the Chinese mainland in an border where some mysterious dozens of tufts in white shirts attacked protesters very very violently. Those guys in white shirts are widely believed to be gangsters from organized crime syndicates the triads and they were believed to be in collusion with these central government authorities because the police melted away and disappeared and as long as the gangsters were attacking protesters. The police were nowhere to be seen that has really really hardened opinion in Hong Kong the idea that Hong Kong is a civilized western style country with the rule of law and a police force you can trust has been really savagely undermined by this idea of collusion between that police force and Organiz Anais criminal gangsters and that came up at the press conference that journalists off the central government whether it was true that there had been that kind of collusion and they said no and they stood up for the police and they praised the police professionalism and said that the illegal behavior on the protesters aside so the two camps are very very firmly dug in and so in this extremely rare press conference what was the sort of overall tone was the take home message that Beijing is projecting. It was a mixed picture so you had very firm lines of criticism for for the hypocrisy of the westerners who seemed to be praising the protesters but condemning the police when the police used teargas and you had very strong support for the embattled Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam central government expressing posting its firm support for Geraldo. They said that government had mishandled the original causal these protests which was a law proposing to extract people from Hong Kong to mainland courts. I think they will have been some sighs of relief. In Hong Kong. A lot of people in Hong Kong were watching. Ching this life and their greatest fear did not happen their greatest fear was that there will be some declaration of martial law or a state of emergency all people's Liberation Army troops were going to be kind of ordered onto the streets and a journalist did ask whether the P. l.. A. Might be deployed and these spokesman young sidestepped it. He just said that the law has an article that allows the army to be deployed but he didn't really go there and so in fact the tone of the press conference was in some ways less ferocious than some of the editorials that we saw a few hours earlier published by the state media in Beijing and so is the the mere existence of this press conference a warning shot in itself. Do you think I think what it really is is a very worrying being David. David. signal that the central government is not leaving this to Hong Kong. This has become nationalized. This has become a confrontation between the people of Hong Kong and the Central Government in Beijing and the bad news about that is the central central government never loses any argument and it will do what it takes to win but it would seem from the reports that the protesters themselves feel very empowered. I mean where does this escalation go. I think the woods that you hear more more sort of despair and anger and frustration and distrust. I'm not sure that the word empowered is kind of bleak enough. I don't know that that many people on the streets of Hong Kong sink that they are going to win. They're not under the any illusions about what the government in Beijing is capable of doing. I think that the social contract between the people of Hong Kong and the central government is breaking down you saw appeals to that social contract from the press conference these officials official saying that what really counts in Hong prosperity and stability and we call them the people of Hong Kong to stop these political arguments in contentions and concentrate on developing their economies. That was the promise that was the deal when Britain handed Hong Kong back in one thousand nine hundred eighty seven that if the people of Hong Kong kept quiet and didn't cross the red lines of challenging Communist authority they would be left to make money that isn't enough. The social contract is breaking down and the Problem Alam is the Beijing government isn't going to offer them a better one so this is uncharted territory Thank you very much for joining us

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Bikes and bureaucrats: getting the shot in Beijing

Correspondents Report

06:16 min | 4 years ago

Bikes and bureaucrats: getting the shot in Beijing

"S we approach the fiftieth season. I thought we take a look back at some of the programs memorable stories this year and today, let's hit to China on ABC TV a few months ago, you might have seen foreign correspondents investigation into China's homegrown rubbish crisis and didn't happened with some startling images about China. Correspondent Bill Birtles just at side. Beijing walking between thousands of dumped bicycles will sometimes in China. It's the easiest shots that are the hardest to film and Bill Birtles found out the hard way. But never underestimate the sees Beijing bureau, I'll let Bill till the story in Beijing there up lace military armed police security guards. And even volunteer neighborhood, watch types everywhere, and they have one thing in common when they see a foreigner. And the camera first instinct is to shut us down recently. I tried to film a bike dumping ground. These are the places where local. Governments dumped tens of thousands of share bikes to clear them off city straights. They make for quite the visual shot, and it was a good example of Chinese overproduction and whites with heard of a massive dumping ground on the outer fringe of Beijing tens of thousands of bikes in yellow blue orange green all piled up as far as the I could see we drove up an adjacent road only to find to private security guards guarding the site. They said multiple gods. Took turns to guard the site, including at night worse yet the bike dumping ground is perfect for a drone shot. But when Steve Wang lighter tried to fire up his drone, it wouldn't fly. Beijing government enforces geo blocking on drones in the city. And it turns out this village was right on the periphery and still affected. So we left empty-handed. Having filed to film a single shot. It was not a good day. But a few weeks later we hatched a plan to go back. So it's about five in the morning here on the outskirts of Beijing, and we're on a bit of a covert mission of cameramen Brandt coming and the other Beijing KOMO Steve one with me. Brent how you feeling? Well, it's conditions could be better. But wait mart work in favor. And then it's it's quite early. And it's it's been whether it hasn't been great. So we're hoping the security is of this particular Artis leaving. This is going to make a quick escape a little bit harder for bogged down so to speak. We've got the getaway drive. A he hung Ming. His drive extraordinary. We've got the car. We're ready to go get mugged up here as we moved across the muddy field as quietly as we could power. Neue creek dean the move. The longer village down in that little gap on coming down this from towards the towards. The thing is we got up at three in the morning. It was a two hour drive to get here. We'd already come back empty-handed once before and we really wanted to get this story. I was not taking any chances to have it scuttled by a couple of bleary eyed security guards. As we need the bikes. We sheltered behind some hedges. It's one thing to get some quick shots. It's another to do a proper job of it, including a piece to camera and some aerials if as a Curie God us, so hurt us like county IVA getting the way and ruin everything as I went in -mongst the bikes with Steve one, I rehearsed pasty Hamra one of many dumping ground dotted around just hoped. My voice wouldn't be loud enough to alert the guards as we started punching out pieces to camera brand would to get the shots from the sky. If anyone can get around some technical problems withdrawn, he's the man and Stephen I got out shots the word of the drone taking to the sky. Above us made me realize we were half way towards getting the shots. We need at any point a God could come down and stop us. But it was becoming clear out gang. Able to come back so early in the day had paid off the guards were asleep. And after twenty minutes of uninterrupted filming we got out of there. So mission accomplished are on the way back. Fred you had a few struggles withdrawing, but you got it up there in the end. Yeah. Okay. We live and learn with these things. You know, we didn't go very high, and we didn't go very far. So hopefully, we won't attract any. Issues from doing that. And Steve Young men on the grounds shooting up close. How did that guy? Yeah. This is to be honest quite hard for us. And there is. Security guy, and we have to. Lead fun some pass, and and and get rid of them. So I think yeah, it's but it is perfect. Get everything. Yeah. But this is just a bunch of Boston Gul's in a field. Why why do you think is the security was so difficult to get what should be such an easy shot because this is China? So to be honest, they their job is stub us to fend fan of the place and the shoot at the report the news. And I think this is only job what what what they do. But we got it. Yeah. Yeah. Got it. Doing TV in China can be an uphill battle. Which makes the good days all the more enjoyable this Bill Birtles in Beijing. Because pundits report.

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China rejects US charge of 'forced technology transfer' at WTO

Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia

00:36 sec | 4 years ago

China rejects US charge of 'forced technology transfer' at WTO

"Has been saying that China forces foreign companies to transfer technology, and now a Chinese officials saying that simply isn't true. This is the head of the state council's research department, and he says state-owned Chinese companies have made those demands however long while Chung says that those are commercial entities, and they do not speak for the Beijing government China's manufacturing activity weekend. In September, Bloomberg economics says this means the trade was impact on China's economy is now clearly visible, especially in new export orders, which dropped sharply. And

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US details tariffs to hit $34b of Chinese goods, Beijing retaliates

Battle Lines

00:47 sec | 4 years ago

US details tariffs to hit $34b of Chinese goods, Beijing retaliates

"And says it's possible he'll meet with putin this summer greg clugston washington it's quick response of the beijing government president trump's tariff increase on chinese goods the chinese congressman distri says it will immediately impose penalties of equal strength on us products new york university economist joe foudy says the big question is whether the china tariffs are a template for other trade taxes prestage a series of trade wars with lots of other countries you add those together and that could become really significant really quickly vowed he added you know the real risk is that just turns into tit for tat and it grows and it grows where that it more broadly signals tension that leads to less investment weaker business ties china isn't giving details but a fifty billion dollar listed possible targets announced in april included soybeans light aircraft orange juice whisky.

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