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

Correspondents Report

04:09 min | 4 months 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 | 4 months 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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"beijing government" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

07:28 min | 5 months ago

"beijing government" Discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network

"It's free talk live. You can bring up whatever you want. Our toll free number is eight fifty five four fifty free. That's eight five. Four five zero three seven three three. We've also got the matrix chat server that allows you to interact with other free talk live listeners. And you do it for free and you do it without worrying about some mega corporation coming in cracking down. Because there's no mega corporation behind. The matrix separates us the crackdown. So we had to move to it right. Well yeah we started with a different thing from discord and that was a nice experimented did show there was an interest in people having a chat service and so when they cut the cable we through our own server up and now we're going to go so head on over to chat dot dot. Fm she wanna learn how to get in there. Matrix is almost system. I want almost a system. I want the. it's pretty good. The only the only thing that i would change is i would really like to see a completely completely pure peer System where rather than having hush science. I haven't used hush chat me. Neither both supposedly works though. But you know. I want something. Where rather than something launch since servers. It's just a bunch of clients talking to each other so like something blockchain based it could be blockchain based period could be. Bay buccaneers is not necessarily good way to chat. It's slow. it's there's no need to do a blockchain order to do in order to do a decentralized peer to peer encrypted communication on privacy. I mean the the place where the blockchain would come in handy would be as a key exchange. Basically your your address is your public key. But you know once you've once you've done that and you verified identities than no putting a bunch of information on on the on the blockchain. That isn't good. Wasteful in a week is not a good player. T really need you. Have your messages like recorded for all eternity. It's there's like blockchain is one way to do it but it's like not necessarily the best way. So let's go to your phone calls carving your chat messages into a stone tablet there temporary kinda messages. Yeah i mean to me the biggest objection to a blockchain beyond the technical ones. You're pointing out. Is that you you basically have to pay for every message and that's going to turn some people off even though it will be a small probably likely that will cut the spam. No doubt about it. Let's go to your calls. Thirteen thousand of some cryptos to a To a dollar though. Yeah that's true. Let's go to dave in new hampshire. Dave you're on free talk live going to bring you up here. Go ahead dave still there. Yeah we got here okay. You guys may be aware i'm sort of. I've been fascinated over the years. Get what can private citizens do again or threat or bad hating foreign governments appropriate I haven't done a ton but I'm doing something small in relation to the china Chinese government problem. Okay what's the problem. My problem's switch american government. Which problem is i know. There's something that so many people have been talking about. We just talked about this with mark last night. He's super concerned with the chinese. Government is though their problem in our lives. Go ahead though well. They're not a huge problem in our lives yet. they're moving in that direction but Yeah what i did was i there. They have these things called confucius dinners which were basically like. They're almost like consulates all over the country almost every state has won They're really They're supposed to be teaching vander in in chinese culture on us campuses. And i think that's probably mostly what they do But they're also working for the chinese government so there is an opportunity to sort of engage. You know person to person with the chinese government right right there in your state if you want to so i went over to the uh confucius dinner. Unh try and do that. I was gonna just hold a a free hong kong sign in front of their and So i wound up doing with. I i walk in there. You know and i kinda trying to see what was going on if if anything insured if they're actually people in their bustling office and i thought i wasn't really ready for that do i just barge in. What do i do. So i i just the mother things around campus. I 'cause i figured i'd get kicked out. As soon as i showed up in front of that door with free hong kong. I came back. They're all gone. I just did in front of the their door inside the building for the free hong kong tien got himself fees and There's a little protest. Just out i know for you know students could see me and so forth and then i ran out of time and had to go. Okay sounds like fun. Well that's good So what did you say. The chinese government is going to be a problem. What do you mean well as a series of different things. I think one of the biggest things i guess. I guess they're building up. Their nuclear had a crash nuclear program going. They are Trying to interfere with like prince. They had a. They had a student in australia suspended from his university because he did what i did. Basically the beijing government essentially Well i mean they certainly do. Have a lot of control over over media in that For example movies generally are made now. If it's believed that it would be offensive to the chinese. Because they're such a large market. People wanna make money there is also. The nba actually stood up for for the chinese government against the hong kong protesters. Those are definitely some disturbing stories. Where the chinese. The market is so large there. The government knows in their. They're more wealthy now than they've been. Because they had some major advancements over the last few decades and production and for a short time they seem to have more business freedoms now. We're heard recently that that's being in hong kong way on all china The you know there was more business freedoms erin decades but that's apparently taken away within the few years they wouldn't have been doing the walmart wouldn't exist. If if if the chinese had stayed as communist as they were yeah now apparently was telling us that went back or that reversed recently was actually gene the christian anarchist like as of the last three or four years. The freedom quotient for business has gone down again in in china. But i mean..

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

The Big Biz Radio Show

00:35 sec | 7 months 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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"beijing government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:33 min | 9 months ago

"beijing government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Now a primary election held by Hong Kong's opposition parties may have been illegal under the controversial new security law. That's the view taken by the Chinese authorities. More than 600,000 people took part in the vote over the weekend. Designed to narrow the number of pro democracy candidates in September's elections to the city's legislature. Similar efforts have taken place in the past, but this was particularly organized and the territories chief executive Carrie Lam Issued this warning If this will call primary Ah, election purpose is to achieve the ultimate goal off objecting to resisting every Policy initiative off the Hong Kong as our government, then in May fall into the category off, subverting the state power, which is now one off the four types of offenses under the new national security law. So we will not tolerate any practice is trying to interfere, disrupt cause confusion to our coming election in September. To the Legislative Council. Carrie Lam. Let's beat to James Toe, a lawyer and a candidate in the primary and current member off the Legislative Council, or legend for the District Council. Second Functional constituency joins us live from Hong Kong Welcome to the program. The turnout of this particular primary was pretty extraordinary. Are you surprised given The risk that voters were taking Yes, We are quite surprised that you were with China. While we are really shocked, and I believe that the Beijing government in the Hong Kong government he's shocked. Yes, You're right. The Draconian National Security's at your station is in place and the government frighten that This primary is actually illegal. And Wow. They used 30. Ah, friends off, subverting the state. Nothing is very upset to say that a primary election for the pro democracy candidates among them also would be an illegal legal act. Well, it's quite a certain to say that. Okay, so so you are rejecting what they are using as a legal tool, but you must be concerned about what might happen to you. Candidates such as yourself who are deciding to continue to do this as well as people who come out to vote. What do you think might be the consequences? Well, a zoo lawyer and from the Pew analysis off the the the laws, including the very draconian National security law. Having what we have done for a primary election should not be in an offence. But of course, now you know that the Congo government in Beijing government they just don't like the pro democracy candidates. To have a organized campaign. A freedom movement on also Such a large number of people hung on people just through the primary election have a symbolized protests against the national New National Security law. So they may went you to go to the extreme off just arrest people on and to a threatened to prosecute on the's a very draconian offense. Which may attract a life imprisonment. Has there already been? Have there been consequences already for you or other people who have been involved in this primary election? So far, not not exactly what we have anticipated. No arrests So far. No arrests just a search. On DH attempted seizure off the computer off the organizer, mainframe computer. Just one night before the primary election. Irving. This's a very a plate and activities trying to disrupt and frighten going on after the election. Do you think that what's going to happen from now on between now and September is that you for your part in the pro democracy movement will push and the authorities in Hong Kong will push back the other way, citing this law again and again. Well, there may be a number of possibilities. Ah, possible. Ressa and search off. Our home and office also are trying to use the new law to disqualify many Pro democracy candidates into coming September collection on due on. Do you think that none of this will deter any of you or the people around you who are working towards trying to win a majority in the Legislative Council? We have a very determined to fight on because when you look at the turnoff off the people, well, Hong Kong people just make you move that you they just, um Bear the risk and cure for three for three or four hours plundered the extreme son. Extreme temperature. In order to cast a vote James Toby, lawyer and candidate in the primary election.

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UK reportedly poised to backtrack on Huawei inclusion in 5G

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 9 months 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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"beijing government" Discussed on AP News

AP News

01:35 min | 11 months ago

"beijing government" Discussed on AP News

"With pediatric multi system inflammatory syndrome more than fifty tested positive for the corona virus I'm a Donahue house speaker Nancy Pelosi is defending the stunningly high price of the Democrats new pandemic relief package saying Congress must act to help a suffering nation it's more than three trillion dollars that's a big price tag but the American people are worth it Lucy tells the AP the package is essentially a starting point for talks with the president and Republicans who are flatly dismissing the proposal she says the government needs to act in a big way this is a the biggest disaster that our country has ever faced she's warning Americans not to expect a fast return to normal even as stay at home borders are east in places her message for the president tell the truth Sager make ani Washington 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 math and people are in.

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"beijing government" Discussed on AP News

AP News

12:04 min | 11 months ago

"beijing government" Discussed on AP News

"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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US says Chinese hackers likely targeting virus researchers

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 11 months 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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

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

John Batchelor

08:03 min | 1 year 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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"beijing government" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

02:15 min | 1 year ago

"beijing government" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts

"The helps us be our better matter solves the miracle of vitamin in the latest episode of you two point. Oh series on hidden brain from n._p._r. This is on point meghan chakrabarti. We're talking this hour about the hong kong protests and now also how they relate to the escalating escalating trade war between the united states and china and we're joined now by david rennie. He's with us via skype from beijing. He's beijing bureau chief and shaoguan columnist columnist for the economist david rennie welcome to point hello so obviously the protests in hong kong are occupying the minds of the beijing government government president. She is the most specifically <hes> but as well as the escalating trade war between the united states and china draw. Are there are are there links to draw there are is there a threat to draw between the two david sort of chinese state media propaganda which has become this very very heavy drumbeats in recent days the message that the chinese people are hearing and remember the only message they can hear from the state media is that in fact hong kong protests protests all the work of hidden foreign black hands and by that they mean americans they'd even meet accusing of the c._i._a. Or various american diplomats of being behind us and the and the overall story that they had telling the chinese people is why would america wants to whip up prices in hong kong well to the chinese communist boss. It's it's simple. America is used to being top dog. It's now getting old untied and lazy and spoilt china's working hard catching up up may overtake america as the world's largest economy very soon and addictive aging america is lashing act and he's playing dirty tricks whipping whipping up subversion in hong kong and dangerous radicals in order to hold china dan that is the overwhelming propaganda story that is being fed to the chinese people right now and it's almost impossible even sitting here in beijing to know what one point four billion chinese people think but at least on the bits of the social media where chinese people allowed to say what they think which is itself heavily heavily censored..

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Another weekend of protests in Hong Kong

The Economist: The Intelligence

08:16 min | 1 year 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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"beijing government" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

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15:39 min | 1 year ago

"beijing government" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Will not silence under the suppression of precedent, she and the Schick, second Carolina carry lamb must step phone, otherwise, I live in the next few weeks before the trendy two and versity all trust of sovereignty mall. Emo home, people, not only one median to then, people will come and join our fight until we get back our basic human rights and freedom. We're joined now by two guests and Hong Kong. Nathan laws with us pro democracy. Activists will also hope lead the umbrella movement. He and Joshua Wong have been nominated for the Nobel peace prize for their activism, he was withdraw shoe it just after his release today and here in New York. Minky Worden director of global initiatives, that Human Rights Watch word lived and worked in Hong Kong in the nineteen nineties woke me both to democracy now. Nathan, let's begin with you, can you just describe what took place this weekend? What your demands are and whether? You feel. They have been met. Well, I think after the Tumim people watching down last Sunday, Carolina did issue an apology, but it is definitely not enough. Demand is very clear and sounds she has to retreat, the proposal, she has to investigate the police brutality, and she has to step down. So I think the these, these demands on met in the future, then will be more and more protests and rallies. Nathan, can you explain what the law is? And why protesters will not accept it. Well, a home cones one country, two system with China, one of the most important feature is that we have separated legal system in home cone, with independent, just fish trial, and also rule flow, these found in China, and if this is passed than it allows China to extra people in home calm with epoch aces, and they have to be extradited back to China to face unfair trial. So impose thing just too old office. And can you talk about the police response to these massive protests protesters, putting the numbers at somewhere this weekend around two million people in the streets of Hong Kong. Well, the most brutal repression to protests, happens all last Wednesday when we have gathering outside legislative complex where the general Tang our nor McCain, but the take place and the police tried to disperse people with teargas and rubber bullets and these unprecedented forces and definitely proportional. We could see that police were out of control. They were beating people who were lying down on the ground without any resistance. They were vying. Gunfire, two of the protesters these off elating every ordinance every, every ru that they have to obey in order to protect the safety of citizens. On saturday. Hong Kong's chief executive carry LAN address the people of Hong Kong, this is what she said, on deep sorrel and regret that the deficiencies in our work, and various factors have stirred up substantial controversies and dispute in society following the relatively compus of the past two years. This appointing many people, we will adopt the most sincere and humble attitude to acept criticisms, and make improvements so that we can continue to connect with the people of Hong Kong. Nathan law your response to the chief executive of Hong Kong. Well, I do believe this press conference, the performance of Caroline mate more people coming down to the street, even though she she will pose the Bill. She also said that the Bill was with good at Hanshin with peppers. It's just people don't listen to don't understand Bill. So these kind of reframing Restorick rhetoric lies that Hera lamb set during the press conference in the people more angry. And she also defended the police brutality, saying that the protests on Wednesday was also a riot, so that it could legitimize suppression or the police brutality. They have been taking and these things also really upset all the citizens so that our number of people much ING onto streets increased from a median to two million within the week. So Carrey must be the one who made all these. Happened. Can you talk about China's overall Roland nece Xi Jinping was into gca STAN on Saturday? Celebrating sixty six birthday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Beijing won't let Hong Kong's later carry carry lamb step down. Even if she wants to some say, your thoughts on this Nathan law, what this means for the mainland as well. Well, full credit lamb and for the Beijing government, they always said that is not the initiative from Beijing the initiative from Kerry, and we can as information from different sources. We also know that it was initiated initiative from Kerry, and she tried to push show, what the proposal so that the Beijing power in Hong Kong or central mall, centralized and strengthen script to Hong Kong about money and also route resting politic this and so on. But she misjudged how rats and the public angle is way more larger way much larger than expected. So, I think even though the Beijing government is backing, but that's possibility that the Beijing government, if they want to preserve their reputation show that they are lenient and their rationale. They may sacrifice Caroline if needed. I wanna go back to Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, who is just released from jail today as he spoke. Nathan you were standing right there next to him. Urge to withdraw issue, low Puzo and is for the TC to step down and to face how two million people already join the fights and urge her to ban the political responsibility in future. I will join the fight, and I hope you will join protests. Can you comment on what Joshua Wong's his release just released earlier today and the significance of this, why he was imprisoned and what it means for the whole movement? Well, Joshua was in Joe because of his participation in the brenham of men so off almost amongst Joe cintas. She he came out, and he immediately when to not, and also the protests ties you see what's going on, because the person you've got a very limited resources of inflammation. So he has to keep up the pace and know about things in order to make a good gesture on the strategy of the movement. But and yet today he's very concerned it and. Like we still continue to fight and with his participation fights would be most wrong, and Morphou, and why is it called the umbrella movement. And you can you describe your intentions and founding. It. Yeah. The umbrella movement happened five years ago, and it is named because people were very peaceful. And when they faced a police using the pepper spray, they only block it with umbrella. So you could see a scene of. A leased line of umbrellas facing the police in police was spraying pepper spray. So the name of umbrella movement started from this sin, very Connick one. And overall where you think. The twentieth happening later this month. President Trump will be meeting with Xi Jinping. What do you wanna see come out of that? And can you comment on the US China relationship and how it affects what's happening in Hong Kong. Well secretary Pompeo just said that President Trump would discuss Hong Kong issue with pain Monday meets at g ten t so I think it is a. Paternity full the US to stay that they have massive interest in Hong Kong, and they share the same they grow, and you live as values with Hong Kong people, so that we will into China to really treasure the demand of people and stop suppressing them. I think a very important message because it is only about home cones interest, but the interest of the whole free world and the interests of America. So I think if President Trump indeed meet. Presidency in Djibouti is not only about calling them, ease knowing about trae, but is about something that way much more important. Nathan law is a pro democracy. Activists who has also hoped lead the Brel movement, both he and Joshua long been nominated for the Nobel peace prize for their activism. Nathan, I want you to stay with us. But I also wanna bring in Minka warden of Human Rights Watch. You've been following this movement and detail you lived in Hong Kong, if you two can talk about the significance of movement that was some described it as a failed movement until now. Well, first of all, like to say that Joshua Wong getting out of prison today as a very significant moment. He published an article that had echos of the letter from the Birmingham jail. And I think that helps put this movement in the context of protest movements worldwide but also through history and the. Umbrella movement when it happened in two thousand fourteen was a landmark movement of especially young people who weren't even born at the time of the Hong Kong, handover standing up and saying, we understand what makes Hong Kong Special. We understand that only in Hong Kong with our rule of law press. Freedom, religious freedom. Our ability to protests freely that we understand these rights and freedoms are very precious, and we're prepared to stand up and defend them the umbrella movement itself. Nathan law was actually elected to the legislature. In a landslide. He was the youngest legislator when elected. And yet, within a year, he was thrown out of the legislature. And that was a series of moves that have been made by the Hong Kong government to assert control of the legislator legislature. Right, throwing out elected leaders, and I think the there's been a question of whether there was a legacy from the umbrella movement. And last Sunday with a million people turning out into the streets peacefully and yesterday with as many as two million people turning out. I think you can see that the umbrella movement has had an enduring legacy that continues to stay can you talk about the extradition law more about it? What seems to be the latest in a blurring of lines between the mainland China and Hong Kong, and how much control for people to understand, does China exert over Hong Kong and where you see this all headed. So the extradition law is the latest in a series of moves from China to undermine Hong Kong's autonomy, and human rights. And I think if you were to look at all of the things that distinguish Hong Kong from China religious freedom of functioning rule of law judicial system that is largely independent free press is absolutely essential and the abyss. To protests, all of these rights and freedoms have been under steady assault from China. But in a way that the international community really wasn't paying a lot of attention, certainly it caused enormous fear and concern in Hong Kong. But in the twenty two years since the handover from Britain to China, the defense of human rights and the rule of law and Hong Kong has largely been left to Hong Kong people and every time there has been a crisis like this. They have stood up, what the extradition law does that is so pernicious is that it would actually legalize kidnapping it. Would I think in recent years, we've seen the duck tion of publishers and businessmen? There is a businessman who was obstructed from the four seasons. So the four seasons hotel, Hong Kong. Yes, a businessman was abducted and five publishers, and then several of them made force confessions. So I think for Hong Kong people. They see this. This as a fundamental assault to the values. Their core values where you have the right of due process, for example in the courts. So the extradition law itself could legalize kidnapping. Why does China why is trying to pushing us at this time? And what does this mean for Xi Jinping? Well, I don't know that there's evidence that this is coming from China. Hong Kong is a is a supposed to be an autonomous system. It has an enormous bureaucracy. There's a big question of whether this was the Hong Kong leader, Carrie Lam, who is not elected by Hong Kong, people moving a piece of legislation where, where she could show Beijing, how much she was in control. As Nathan law said, it's, it's backfired spectacularly and I think the important question is what's going to happen next? Carrie Lam has said that they will suspend the law, but not withdraw it. There are parallels in recent Hong Kong history where the previous chief executive moved a piece of legislation on Saverne. Version that would have undermined human rights in Hong Kong in that situation, half a million people took to the street. The law was withdrawn, and ultimately, the chief executive was tossed out of office. So I think there's a parallel in recent Hong Kong history, but the concern is now Xi Jinping, China, your final thoughts. Nathan law..

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NewsRadio KFBK

03:12 min | 1 year ago

"beijing government" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Point one BK's sponsored by Audi Rockland. Most of the meet people eat in twenty forty will not come from slaughtered animals. According to a report by global consultancy AT currently they're predicting sixty percent will be either grown in vats or replaced by plant based products that look and taste like meat protests, continuing Hong Kong residents of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory pushing back against a controversial extradition proposal, which is being considered today, a little quieter than yesterday more big marches, and protests are planned for later this week. Wanna go to NBC News Radio correspondent Bill him for right now, Bill, so we could break this down, and it's very basic terms. There's this idea that those accused of a crime in Hong Kong would be extradited or shipped out to China for punishment. And these protesters are saying no way we don't want this. That's what it's all about the government of Hong Kong is saying, hey, this is merely to close some loopholes here. And it comes down to a case involving a Hong Kong man who traveled a Taiwan, with his girlfriend, allegedly killed her there. And then came back to Hong Kong, he cannot be extradited to Taiwan to face those charges. So they say this is to close loopholes in the extradition laws, but it would enable people to be extradited to mainland China to face charges. The fear is that China could then use these extradition laws to get anybody. They want it, whether it be a murderer or whether it be a political activist and author who might be critical of the Beijing government, and they don't want that door to be opened. So that's why these protests had taken place. They got violent yesterday with over seventy people injured. And now they are organizing another mass protest for Sunday for the very same reason. Now, I spoke with people in southern China earlier today, and the rumors are flying around that, that Chinese government is considering sending troops into Hong Kong if there is another. Mass protests that would take everything to a whole new level. Oh, okay. So Christina, and I were talking about this earlier in the show Bill about to what degree, and this is the big question to what degree is China flexing. Their muscle in this, escalating trade war with the United States is all this, a factor right now, and it sounds to me from what your sources are telling you that may may very well be the case. Yeah. I you know, I think China will have to think long and hard about making a step like this because already according to the people, I talked to the images of TNN square are coming forward saying, this could be another very ugly situation. If Chinese troops get involved here. So I would think that would be a huge step and withdraw a lot of global attention to the Chinese government. Maybe on one at attention. At this time. So this is something to keep an eye on here. And as you mentioned, there still are some protesters in Hong Kong, but due to the fact that the legislative council sessions have been postponed indefinitely, their day or just waiting to see what is next. And when that legislative council may try to reconvene to again debate this proposal on extradition. All right bills them for. Thank you very much for your time for. She ate it. All right. Time now is six twenty let's get you outside. We.

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"beijing government" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:38 min | 2 years ago

"beijing government" Discussed on AP News

"The prosecution of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort it came to a close yesterday with Muller's manafort's sentencing in federal court in Washington. The house votes unanimously on a resolution calling for the attorney general to make public the final report on Muller's investigation with signs that Robert Muller's investigations winding down into alleged Russian interference and collusion in the two thousand sixteen campaign. The house took a symbolic vote to try to press her attorney general William bar into publicly releasing a final report the non-binding resolution passed four hundred twenty two nothing with four Republicans voting present. But not endorsing it. The special counsel is required to submit a report to attorney general William bar that it's up to bar to determine how much will be released to the public. It's expected the GOP led Senate. It will not pass this resolution. Jackie Quinn, Washington. Israeli warplanes attacked several targets in Gaza after rockets were fired from HAMAS-controlled territory at Tel Aviv. The Israeli military says it targeted terrorists sites. But gave no further. Details. Palestinian media, says HAMAs? Naval bases have been struck. There was no immediate reports of casualties. China's ceremonial legislature endorses discouraging government officials from pressuring foreign companies to hand over technology. That's included in the larger law on investment that the Beijing government says is intended to improve conditions for foreign investors. It Rover comes in the midst of a series of US Chinese trade negotiations aimed at ending tariffs and a fight over US charges. A China's policies on technology violate its market opening obligations. This is AP radio news. A dozen Republicans defy President Trump and vote in favor of a house passed resolution to overturn his emergency along the border with Mexico AP saga megani? Reports that the vote Jewish short reply from Trump minutes after the vote. The president tweeted one word veto if he does issue one there's little chance congress would muster enough votes to override him. Still the process itself is noteworthy the Senate directly challenging what if the president's moves a day after stepping toward another veto battle by voting to end US support for the Saudi led war in Yemen. LSU says will Wade will not be allowed to resume his duties as head men's basketball coach and less seat talks to university officials about an alleged FBI wiretap late was suspended last week amid reports that the FBI recorded his telephone conversations with the person convicted last year of funneling.

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Bikes and bureaucrats: getting the shot in Beijing

Correspondents Report

06:16 min | 2 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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"beijing government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:28 min | 2 years ago

"beijing government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Square in the popular shopping district. A puzzle way is a huge opulent building full of shops, selling expensive, clothes and cosmetics. It's also the new home of the South China Morning post, an influential English language newspaper for the region, that's widely considered Hong Kong's paper of record its acquisition in recent years, by Alibaba China's equivalent of Amazon has left some wondering if the paper is this independent as it used to be. Paul Mooney is a former writer at the post who thinks outlook has changed. There are certain things that Hong Kong reporters know that they just can't report about there's a line. There is an invisible line. A lot of people say thing about the South China Morning post is that gotten worse in recent years. They don't cover certain things, but they still do a lot of sensitive news. The owners of the paper the Beijing government. They realize that if the newspaper was to overnight turn into the China Daily, which is the English government mouthpiece. It would completely lose the respect of people in Hong Kong. So I think that they allow a certain amount of sensitive reporting to go on. But what people don't know is what doesn't appear in the newspaper, and you don't realize how the paper is being censored, for example, I've had friends who work for the South China Morning post hill sale. They'll do a story they'll get approval to do it. And then when the series done it'll be spiked or they'll be told they can't write a certain story, or they'll do the story they'll send it in. And then the editors will change it around quite. A bit cut quite a bit of the story a couple of years ago. There was a story or well known Chinese dissident was found dead in his hospital room. And the government said he committed suicide which nobody believed and the Saturday Morning Post, the reporters, they get a story was in the evening in the middle of the night, the editor running the newspaper came in and rewrote the story and buried it on a back page and the next morning when he was challenged by the Hong Kong media, notice this. He said, oh, well, we didn't have enough information to write a proper story. But there already was an eight hundred word story that in running the early morning edition that he cut in half and then placed on a back page, and this is the kind of example of censorship that goes on the newspaper, we asked to speak to a senior editor or executive, but despite weeks of notice no one was available. There are other examples of China wielding, its economic clout even more directly in Hong Kong..

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"beijing government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:28 min | 2 years ago

"beijing government" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Square in the popular shopping district of Causeway Bay is a huge opulent building full of shops, selling expensive, clothes cosmetics. It's also the new home of the South China Morning post, an influential English language newspaper for the region, that's widely considered Hong Kong's paper of record its acquisition in recent years, by Alibaba China's equivalent of Amazon has left some wondering if the paper is this independent as it used to be. Paul Mooney is a former writer at the post who thinks outlook has changed. There are certain things that Hong Kong reporters know that they just can't report about there's a line there. It's an invisible line. A lot of people say thing about the South China Morning post is that it has gotten far worse in recent years. They don't cover certain things, but they still do a lot of sensitive news. The owners of the paper the Beijing government. They realized that if the newspaper was the overnight turning to the China Daily, which is the English government mouthpiece. It would completely lose the respect of people in Hong Kong. So I think that they allow a certain amount of sensitive reporting to go on. But what people don't know is what doesn't appear in the newspaper, and you don't realize how the paper is being censored, for example. I've had friends who worked for the South China Morning post L sale. They'll do a story they'll get approval to do it. And then when the series done it'll be spiked or they'll be told they can't write certain story or go do the story they'll send it in. And then the editors will change it around quite a. Bill cut quite a bit of the story a couple of years ago. There was a story or well known Chinese dissident was found dead in his hospital room. And the government said he committed suicide, which nobody believed and the South China Morning post, the reporters, they did a story in the evening in the middle of the night, the editor running the newspaper came in and rewrote the story and buried it on a back page and the next morning when he was challenged by of the Hong Kong media, notice this. He said, oh, well, we didn't have enough information to write a proper story, but they're already wasn't eight hundred word story that it run in the early morning edition that he cut in half and then placed on a back page, and this is the kind of example of censorship that goes on at the newspaper. We asked to speak to a senior editor or executive, but despite weeks of notice no one was available. There are other examples of China wielding, its economic clout even more directly in Hong Kong..

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

Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia

00:36 sec | 2 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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"beijing government" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:45 min | 3 years ago

"beijing government" Discussed on KOMO

"That the blocking of those blind distance unconstitutional jameel jaffer of the night first amendment institute put holly's and six other names on a lawsuit challenging the president's ability to block them and he won the court reach that conclusion because it found that the president's twitter account is a public forum under the first amendment and that the act of blocking people from that account on the basis of their viewpoints violated the first amendment as part of the judge's ruling it was cited that on more than one occasion the president's staff had declared that presidential tweets are official policy that means the twitter account is no longer personal the judge ruled blocking somebody on twitter violates the first amendment but unlock the seven of us well the department of justice appeal at a time when tempers are high when it comes to politics i asked holly about her way of communication after all there is a contingent out there favoring more reasonable discourse and a return to civilized conversation while she says that bridge has been burnt with the president and i told her i will talk to anybody who's interested in having a rational conversation and i always try to work toward the middle brian calvert komo news your money at twenty and fifty past the hour on komo news on monday the dow industrials starts off at twenty five thousand ninety the snp at two thousand seven seventy nine and the nasdaq at seven thousand seven forty six it's a quick response from the beijing government to president donald trump's tariff increase on chinese goods the chinese commerce ministry says it will immediately impose penalties of equal strength on us products ministry says it's also scrapping deals to buy more american farm goods and other exports steps that were intended to.

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

Battle Lines

00:47 sec | 3 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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"beijing government" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7

SuperTalk WTN 99.7

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"beijing government" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7

"Sister run a shipping business called foremost foremost maritime in this business is essentially has been built up by the chinese government it started in nineteen ninetythree when then senator mitch mcconnell traveled to beijing china with his father in law they were there as guests of the china state shipbuilding corporation this was not a congressional delegation this was not a government trip and really beginning in nineteen ninetythree the chinese government said we're going to set you up we're going to build all these big super cargo ships for you we're gonna finance the construction of those ships we're going to provide you cruise and then we're going to give you all these contracts with our government owned businesses and you're gonna make a mint in the shipping business and this relationship got closer fill so close to the fact that the father in law mitch mcconnell elaine chao father elaine chao sister joined the board of directors of a chinese government run company called cs sc holdings which is one of the largest military contractors in beijing china so you've got this closing relationship they're making lots of money the other track on this train is mitch mcconnell who in nineteen ninetythree was very skeptical of china's human rights record he was very critical of their military adventures he was very concerned about their trade policies that has all gone away and he has become one of the biggest frankly cheerleaders for china does not criticize them on human rights hardly at all i has very little to say about their military venture ism and has actively worked to prevent legislation in the senate from dealing with currency manipulation or any of these other issues so it's a very very real serious problem in the bottom line is mitch mcconnell is very aware that were he to do something that the beijing government did not like they could destroy the family business tomorrow he's well aware of that and it's a.

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"beijing government" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"beijing government" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Have been repressed for many years he added that they were hungry for food and freedom and that it's time for change china has introduced new restrictions on the import of foreign waste in an efforts to reduce pollution the uk among others sends large amounts of waste plastic and paper to china every year but the new ban ordered by the beijing government is about to stop most of that and it could have a significant impact on recycling robin branch reports from shanghai china has been recycling for decades fungal yes in this grimy smelly yard by a flavor in shanghai the workers suit on the ground floor and they live in tiny apartments on the floor above hey let's have a look at this array of bags and this one on the left this is the biggest circuit boards a plastic powerpacked this one these are reaches this one tonne of phone packs phone coverings in this one at the end mice computer mice kwon by walk this man has made a living out of bashing breaking up and disassembling kwok law argued he's been doing it for five years it's hard work he told her look tiring but they all not green warriors they live and work in this concrete yawn because there's money innings china needs the rule materials so much so that chinese workers have been sorting through you'll waste shipped in from abroad without twenty out the government is about to stop that called on the new environmental protection has made business difficult he said on belmar on a honda china has long being the destination for much of the world's waste it imported seven point three million tonnes of plastic alone in 2016 the uk sent 1200 tons of it to china every day but most of that is about to end.

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"beijing government" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:04 min | 3 years ago

"beijing government" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"Have been repressed for many years he added that they were hungry for food and freedom and that it's time for change china has introduced new restrictions on the import of foreign waste in an efforts to reduce pollution the uk among others sends large amounts of waste plastic and paper to china every year but the new ban ordered by the beijing government is about to stop most of that and it could have a significant impact on recycling robin branch reports from shanghai china has been recycling for decades fungal yes in this grimy smelly yard by a flavor in shanghai the workers suit on the ground floor and they live in tiny apartments on the floor above hey let's have a look at this array of bags and this one on the left this is the biggest circuit boards a plastic powerpacked this one these are reaches this one tonne of phone packs phone coverings in this one at the end mice computer mice kwon by walk this man has made a living out of bashing breaking up and disassembling kwok law argued he's been doing it for five years it's hard work he told her look tiring but they all not green warriors they live and work in this concrete yawn because there's money innings china needs the rule materials so much so that chinese workers have been sorting through you'll waste shipped in from abroad without twenty out the government is about to stop that called on the new environmental protection has made business difficult he said on belmar on a honda china has long being the destination for much of the world's waste it imported seven point three million tonnes of plastic alone in 2016 the uk sent 1200 tons of it to china every day but most of that is about to end.

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"beijing government" Discussed on KMET 1490-AM

KMET 1490-AM

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"beijing government" Discussed on KMET 1490-AM

"The part of of technology the earlier this transfer year launched a major justice inquiry department earlier this into year illegal launched a donations major inquiry focusing on into allegations illegal that some donations of the illegal focusing contributions on allegations that some asian of the donors illegal gave contributions two members of both parties asian in donors they have gave to put two that members both parties of both in there parties it was it was the democrats and they have to put that both parties in there uh it was came it was directly the democrats from the chinese government uh hides came letter directly reflects from the the chinese growing suspicion government among gina hides watchers letter reflects the growing that the contributions suspicion among chinawatchers under investigation may that have the contributions dissuaded under clinton investigation to allow the may export have dissuaded of dualuse clinton technology to allow the exports that should of dualuse have been technology barred under us that should law have been letters under cited us several law hides sensation letters sensitive cited several technology uh transfers sensation cases sensitive including technology the administration's transfers cases including highly the administration's controversial decision to permit the chinese highly to acquire controversial machinery decision from a mcdonnell to permit douglas the chinese factory to that acquire builds machinery missiles and from a mcdonnell douglas strategic factory bombers that in ohio builds missiles and whether strategic improper bombers outside and ohio influence was brought whether to improper bear outside on influence administration was officials brought including to bear the president on administration and if that officials influence including the president has really and if resulted that influence in has decisions really and policies resulted that have in liberalised decisions the in transfer power letsie's of the french that have related liberalised technologies the transfer something of the which french is closely related technology was clearly something incompatible which is closely was with the clearly interests of our incompatible nation sources with the close interests to the justice of our nation department inquiry said investigators sources close to have the justice uncovered department evidence inquiry derived said investigators from intelligence have uncovered intercepts evidence from derived the chinese from embassy intelligence in washington intercepts showing that from in the 1995 chinese embassy in the washington beijing government devised showing that.

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"beijing government" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"beijing government" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

"And i think this is uh well for hongkongers it's a terrible development because hong kong is such an open city developed rich sophisticated it trading centre for asiapacific a terrible for hong kongers themselves but also hugo what message does this send to to to people were doing business in hong kong i mean are they going to be able to rely on the city in the way that they have in the past dean unique thing about hong kong was that aside from not having democracy pretty much had all the other civil liberties that you would expect to find in a developed western democracy in our rule of law protections of freedom of speech freedom of press freedom against arbitrary arrest and all these things were supposed to be guaranteed after 1997 the hope was that hongkong and china would converge uh in that china would become more like hongkong owed in fact the opposite has happened china has become more repressive and it is insisting that uh that hongkong uh you know sacrificed parts of its freedoms one must worrying things it's going on right now is that the beijing government is pressuring hong kong to pass antisubversion laws that would make it a crime to advocate greater autonomy for hong kong and you know they tried to do this in two thousand three and that was a major awakening moment for hong kong people and they realized that there they're civil liberties were at risk and they turned out on the streets at more than half a million people marched on july 1st two thousand three and uh and this also the time when hongkong people realize that they needed more democracy need to demand it because that would be the only longterm protection of their civil liberties.

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"beijing government" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

02:04 min | 4 years ago

"beijing government" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Most not you look the song is called this is youth and it's one of the tracks on the latest album from boys reborn a popular boy band in hong kong that sings not about love but about politics and social problems tom internationalist how possible pre camry premio congress other jeez the nine band members are all around seventeen years old they weren't born when hong kong was returned to chinese rule so they've never known their city as a british colony but his pianist dangling kyw says they don't like the way china is trying to mold their future the facial awful goes through unpredictable res do have lots of problems that have him be solved so we really want to one those problems solved we but we do not sure whether our core values such as freedom of speech freedom of expression having gotten more on does indeed we're gonna give boatmen's engage china die this is the teargas song it voices the anger felt by many at the way the government used tear gas against huge peaceful protests in two thousand fourteen when demonstrators called to be allowed to freely elect their own top leader something they still cannot do young people do not have the colonial mentality that many hong kongers in the generation half that's eddie to hong kong's newlyelected prodemocracy lawmaker he now wants to help you elect other lawmakers who support selfdetermination that's something the chinese government believes is a pretext for the independence movement in eddie chu knows he has an uphill struggle actual is the beijing government that.

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