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UN chief names COVID, a ceasefire, and climate as UN75 priorities
"Let's make sure. That we have a global ceasefire, let's make sure that you'll have a vaccine and let's make sure that when we rebuild our economies through so. Fifteen. This. Is Colin from U. N.. News. September marks the most high profile period in the calendar the opening of the new General Assembly. session. This year is a special, the organization as it reaches its seventy fifth year. But preparations of overshadowed by the global. covid nineteen pandemic which has led to practically all of the events surrounding the general debates of the General Assembly being moved online. Ahead of the opening, you news may Yakub sense down an appropriate distance with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guitarist in this special that his own podcast find out what he wants to get out of the event and what can be salvaged from a year ridden with multiple crises. May began the interview on the subject that can't be ignored covid nineteen and Austin UN chief to assess global progress so far I'm very worried. I mean the pandemic Sean, the enormous fragility of the world's the not only ration- tool. The coffee that I mean, we have friend Julia. Climate Change to the lawlessness in cyberspace even to the risks of nuclear proliferation to the impacts of inequality. In the cohesion of societies but the the vitals that is a microscopic vitals has put us on our knees, and unfortunately, these should lead to a lot of humility in world leaders and to unity and solidarity fighting the coverage. Now that as we know unit, each country has adopted some strategy and we see the result, the vitals as progress to hear, and at the same time, there is not enough solidarity in relation to the developing countries and we see all in the. People are suffering so much and to a certain extent disease negative for everybody because. If we are not able to address properly the COVID also in developing countries. The vitals goes back and forth and. We will pay a heavy price even in the richest countries in the world. What would you hope government and community to do to overcome and emerge stronger? We need everybody to work together in cooperation, and now we have a good test and the test is the treatment and the vaccine. It is absolutely essential that the vaccine be considered a global public good people's vaccine and that we want have a competition of countries trying to get as many vaccines as possible for themselves. Forgetting about those that have less resources, we need a vaccine for everybody everywhere in affordable. The conditions because we will only be safe everybody's safe to think that we can preserve the rich people and let the people suffer. It's a it's a stupid mistake because there is no way. Everybody will not pay heavy price if not everybody is properly. Supported by the vaccination. On Climate Change Covid nineteen may have diverted attention and resources away from the urgent need for climate action and you have said categorically, people have to raise their voices. Business has to their site. Major emitters need to do more to save our planet. You'd recently said call is going up in smoke. What are three key things that must be done immediately for the Paris accord to work and the word to shift skier so we What is our objective? The objective has been defined by the scientific community. We absolutely must limit the growth in temperature to one point, five degrees namely at the end of the century for that, we need to have coronal throw in twenty fifty, and for that, we need to have a reduction of about forty five percents of emissions in the next. So the objectives clear. How can we reach them? We need a total commitment special if the big images to all the transformation elections, inanity, negative culture, you need history in transportation in all his whole life. We need transformational actions that make it possible to reach those objectives and it's very simple. We should stop spending money taxpayers, money and subsidies for fossil fuels. We should massively invest in renewable energy because it's cheaper, it's most profitable. It's it's not only the right thing to do is the best economic sink to do We need to stop the construction of coal plants we need to invest. In. New Forms of mobility namely through electric cars we've invested in either login that is the will of the future. And at the same time, we need to conduct the. Protection of Biodiversity Protection of forests transformation. In formations in our agriculture In, all these aspects we need to work together with a common strategy and with the clear objective, we need to be carbon neutral in twenty fifty. The twenty thirty deadline set for the achievement of these seventeen sustainable goals is really not too far away. How should world leaders refocused efforts? To achieve a disease after all, it's our blueprint. For a more sustainable and equitable planet, we'll because of the covid nineteen in the needles to recover economists, we are spending trillions of dollars at the present moment. So if you are spending billions of dollars, let's do it in line with the sustainable development goals that's fluid in line with agenda twenty thirty. Let's rebuilt. Is Better. With more equity fighting inequality, more sustainability, fighting climate change and all the other aspects of relevant in this Central Government Wolves beat the delegation of poverty be to the protection of the oceans beat. Seems ready to education to health to governance. So the the cover these threats is a problem, but it is also an opportunity because as to change. We can change in the right direction as we are mobilizing massive resources to rebuild. We can rebuilt in the right direction and our blueprint must be the agenda twenty thirty and disassembly Robbins schools. The UN has been around for seventy five years and you've called on everyone to participate actively in the UN seventy-five conversations. especially, those not often heard including youth you have spoke to you. But. Also, you were often in listening mode. What encouraged you from those conversation with us A very strong commitment of us to International Corporation The Yankees much more cosmopolitan than my generation. They feel universalist approach to problems. They understand that we need to be together and so the stand that we need a stronger multi-lateralism but the multi-lateralism that is also multilateralists in which they can participate a decision making. And these very strong commitment of the young people to ideas like universal coverage to ideas like the climate action to ideas like more justice inequality in our societies gender equality. Fight Against Racism all these aspects show a very. Young people. That is the biggest hope I ever to our. Common. Future. Some twenty-five years ago the Beijing Declaration was a historic turning point for advancing the rights of women. But Millennia of Patriarchy have resulted in a male dominated world. What would you like to see men do to ensure we have gender policy party and equality men must understand that it is these are. Not only of women to have gender equality agenda parody because the world will be better. It is relieving a male dominated world with a male dominated culture. That is why it is so important Indian which parity and we have done it at top level, but we need to do it everywhere. There is essentially a question of power. And we need to have I. don't like to use empowering women. It looks like we're giving bullet women. Power novel is not given it's taken, but we need to have women moving in order to assert their role in society, and we need men understanding that that is a positive thing for them. Mr. You've spoken passionately about inequalities and justice. The. Cause of many unfortunately problems in the war today. What are some of the most damaging example of these and how can multilaterism be the answer for all humankind to benefit it's very shocking from the point of view of wealth and income to see percents of humankind having more resources than off of the world's population. But I would say the most shocking aspects of inequality are not necessarily linked to money. It's equality linked to discriminations in relation to gender inflation to. Racist. Innovation to religion insulation to. People with this with ability in addition to the LGBTQ community. I mean we need to have a society in which cohesion is all objectives which we need to invest in the collision to make every community indigenous communities. Minorities in societies, every community to feel that their identities respected but they also they are part of the society as a whole. Mr Finally the ward the last word is for you. This is a virtual general assembly. Devoid from the usual trump far. But full of urgency and Gravitas and hope. What would you want? Would leaders and the public to take away from this UN Jason Of course many things, but if I would have to choose. Priorities I would say, let's make sure. That we have a global ceasefire. Let's make sure that you'll have a vaccine that is a global public good at People's vaccine, and let's make sure that when we rebuild our economies new to each governor. That was UN Secretary General Antonio guitarfish speaking to you a news current unit chief May Yaacob for the special three. UN. General Assembly addition of our flagship podcast the zone. I'm Connor Lennon thanks for
Sudan Signs Peace Deal With Rebel Alliance
"Has been signed aimed at ending ending 17 years off conflict, the signing of the peace deal in Juba between the government and the sovereign alliance made up of four rebel groups. Will be a huge boost for peace in the conflict hit regions ofthe dark, full South Kordofan and others and is expected to pave the way for ending many years off fighting between the central government and rebels. Speak to the BBC's African regional editor, Mary Harper. Mary just set set out the context for us, which has resulted in this deal. We're talking about conflict over a long period of time. Yes. The conflict in the western region of Sudan and Darfur began 17 years ago in 2003, when basically ethnic African groups rose up against what they saw as the more Arabic style domination and the government of the then president. The ousted President Omar al Bashir, unleashed this. Ferocious campaign against them, And in fact, Mr Al Bashir, under a number of others were indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity. As a result off that conflict, which even though it's reduced in scale still continues to a degree. You still hear about quite frequent clashes and up to 300 fact 300,000 people were killed in that conflict and More than two million displaced and then you also have slightly less lower intensity conflicts. Let's let's describes them as in parts of southern Sudan, so this peace deal is meant to encompass. All of those conflicts under one umbrella, and there's there, although two groups that are not included in the deal. How significant is that? It is significant. I mean, these groups One of the problems with the conflicts in Sudan is you get so many groups and splinter groups up even if you might sign a deal with some of them. There's always going to be others that breakaway and refused to participate. So unless these two groups sign is not really going to be a fully comprehensive peace agreement And also there's always the risk as this happened in the past that this peace deal was stopped afraid to fall apart on DH collapse because that has bean the repeated pattern off peace deals, especially to do with duffle on in that
China's Xi vows unceasing fight against Tibet separatism
"China's president has called for what's described as an impregnable fortress to stop separatism in Tibet Xi Jinping, speech, set out the country's policy direction intended to protect national unity, maintain stability, and educate the masses. Well, Isabel Hilton is the editor of China dialogue and has written extensively about Beijing's relationship with Tibet. Hello? Isabelle. Doing. Very. Well, thank you. Tell us what is this impregnable fortress. Well this is come out of the Communist Party Central Symposium on Tibet work, which is the you know the high level. It's the meeting that gathers together everyone who has anything to do with Tabet from security to economics to environment, and of course, the polit bureau is in attendance at the last one was five years ago. So it is quite important to understand the direction that things taking and I have to say it's not a particularly encouraging direction the the emphasis on a border security was not extensively publicized in China but I think that that is undoubtedly related to the continuing tensions with India, and we've seen a number of clashes along that border. But the other. Really important aspect of this statement is is really about hearts and minds, which has been a massive failure in terms of of Chinese occupation of Tibet and the the stress on patriotic education on the fact that monasteries must you know put put the party first and so on. All isses familiar but it's becoming more intense in terms of of of you know government propaganda and just simply failed over the years. So how does it intend to impose or bill this impregnable fortress to maintain not just stability but? Engage in those hearts and minds which which they find so important and what I think probably I'm sorry to say more repression it's. There is a relationship between what happens in Tibetan what happens in Xinjiang, which has lately had some more attention and but the body secretary who? Had A kinda panel up to consecutie system in Tibet then moved to Xinjiang to continue his work. So the security approach is very much the same and it is extremely tight security on on an absolute day to day level. So you know police boxes every few hundred yards kind of panopticon effect on on watching society for any kind of behavior that might be considered deviant. So that's one aspect of it and and the other oil done in the name of national security. and. Then the other aspect is the intense education and signification of Tibet. So it's been some years now since two Beden as a medium of instructions in schools was damaged and and you know there's heavy language pressure heavy cultural pressure on on Tibetans who are encouraged not to have a photographs of the delay in their homes but to her photographs of Xi. Jinping, instead to the the, it's really an an example of enhanced integration. Hitherto has been a policy in the People's Republic at least in name over SPEC for national minorities as they would call them. So Cultural Rights, language rights, and the idea that they could be in some sense autonomous and self governing. Now, that was never entirely implemented but at least it was official policy and that is now being abandoned really in favor of kind of. Han Chinese dominance in every aspect including culture and language, and how is that likely to be received in Tibet? Well. The evidence is that the more pressure the culture comes under in a way, the more people attached to it. So you know the most famous case was in nineteen eighty when when the reports from to bed to the center. Essentially said everyone's forgotten by the Dalai. Lama. They loved the Communist Party. It's all going swimmingly and it emboldened the central government to allow or to think about a visit from the delara sue the Dalai Lama sent. A representative. Group to inspect Tibet to see what conditions would like and as soon as rumors of these people's presence spread across to bet you thousands and thousands of people went to pay homage and his push notes into the hands and to weep and to go for the Dalai Lama. So you know the Chinese never been very good at reading. Tibetan sentiment and every time they criticized the Dalai Lama officially it sort of gives comfort to the Tibetans that. The Dalai Lama still matters and he still bad. So it's it's you know it's not a particularly helpful policy and the more that they cracked down on Tibet. The more Tibetan people feel more. They feel the difference and in a moment ago, you mentioned the fact that Tibet is stuck as well in terms of the relationship, the the very techy relationship that's being played out between India at the moment two degrees either side twenty used to bet. Well I think that this. That that's always I. Guess a problem you know the wasn't a border between India and China until the Chinese occupation of Tibet. So so now we have to Asian supervise and this border which is constantly disputed, which is unresolved and across which flow or manner of things including of course, people you know the flow of refugees to India from Tibet. has been a feature of the years the very large settlements of Tibetan refugees in India, which has given them pretty generous hospitality, the presence of the Dalai Lama in India. Then on the Indian side, you know there is anxiety about water supply because wall of. India's pretty much all of India's water supply comes from the Tibet Plateau, and there is constant fear in Indian security services that that the Chinese can somehow turn the top of which is unlikely but nevertheless it makes them deeply anxious. So there are any number of issues that that would need to be resolved in NFL comprehensive settlement. But at the moment you have to highly nationalistic governments each which is you postures vigorously over Tibet and I think that a settlement is not terribly likely Isabel. Indeed as ever for joining us on monocle twenty four, that was China dialogues is.
Author and Professor Lana Swartz on the History of the ACH
"Somebody learned from reading the book which I had never considered before is that the ACH network is run by the government and he's like heavily subsidized and that idea that there is some sort of big standard network that everyone relies on that enables businesses I mean. That's just like a core idea that we talked about all the time. What is a C. H.? Why is it central government run it? How much they subsidize it? What is going on? There I'M Glad you brought up Ach. So few people even know the ach existed and it's kind of one of my favor little unsung heroes of the payment system. So basically, the ACH is a system harshly subsidized by the Federal Reserve, partially administered by the Federal Reserve and largely administered as a utility. So not really a profit center by a bunch of member banks, and what it does is that it allows very very inexpensive settlement and clearance of cheques and electronic checks. So most of our payroll goes through the age, of course, checks do as well and actually many of today's. Syntax starting with pay pal, use the ACH in order to do all their underlying settlement and clearance. So yes, maybe if I you something if I send you a pay pal payment, it will be taken for my pay pal account and added to your pay pal out right away like inside the loop of payment. But if you or I want to put money in to the pay pal account or take money out of the paypal account, you would you so using the Ach and if you want to use something else like a credit card or whatever then there's usually a fee associated with. From paypal. So pay pal kind of simulates an other almost all other similar. First payment systems simulate same-day Ach because is slow clunky, cheap and. Never see it, but the ACH is a super interesting history. So most people don't realize, but it was once quite onerous to cash checks for banks to kind of like figure out like out of my checking account put money in your checking account because checks had to be physically transported. Right. So thinking about the kind of like communicative elements of paper media, I? A bank physically had to take check and bring it to the check on which it to the bank upon which it was drawn and so and they they didn't have like. Dozens of like lift drivers are tax rabbits or whatever to move those checks around like multiple times hundreds of times a day, and instead they tended to move between networks of correspondent banks, which meant that there's classic story of a Bank of check that was drawn from a bank in Sag Harbor and deposited on Long Island and deposited it at a bank in new. Jersey. But because there were. No. Weren't many in common correspondent banks between those two banks had to travel all the way down the east coast and back up again along this network of correspondent banks before finally arrived back in New Jersey and so that was very costly. Very onerous. took a very long time. Banks had to kind of take a risk on whether or not they wanted to cash checks and so they very often. Sought to charge customers in order to be able to cash checks and one of the things that the federal government did in the early twentieth century is it said, you know we think that we should take on. The cost of having an economy basically take on vk. Great like provide a public infrastructure with which to do business. On the one hand, of course, that's paper currency. But on the other hand, it was forming of a network that said, aright all checks are going to clear at par. We're not going to allow banks to charge money on every single check that's cash, and instead we the Federal Government Observer GonNa absorb part of the cost of a large amount of the cost of that settlement and clearance of those kind of correspondent banking relationships and centralize it rather than expected. It travels along this like very circuitous bank to bank route and then. In the seventies that network was information is you know basically computerized and became the ACH. People don't really realize it. But one of the main functions of the Federal Reserve is to maintain and facilitate healthy functioning payment system with the ACH and with some of these kind of centralized clearinghouse systems at its core of in cooperation. With the banks. So whenever I Travel in some weird circles when I you know doing research on money and whenever I hear people talking about end the Fed, I'm like, don't you know the first reserve provides an important public utility that allows us to have a functioning payment system and services the backbone to. Every aspect of our economy. So yeah, Ach. Fascinating
Tokyo raises Covid-19 alert to highest amid spike in cases
"In Zurich Seven, twenty, two here in London Tokyo has raised its corona virus level to its highest in response to the number of cases, spiking the city's governor held a news conference, in which he held aloft a red and orange card to colors, which indicate the seriousness of the threat, but I'll Tokyo Bureau chief Wilson joins me now with more welcome back view now I'm tell us what's happening where you are. Yeah. That's right Governor Koi K. Yesterday. raise the level to the highest level to read I. Think for most people in Tokyo. It's very difficult to interpret. It's a really symbolic system of guidelines that really don't. They have no binding force I think what people are really looking at is how the infection numbers doing and the news just coming in now they'll be two hundred eighty around two hundred and eighty record to stay, which would actually be a record for Tokyo. So I think that's the number that people will be looking at I. Think the governor. Qweik's alert system has has honestly not been that helpful. Those people don't quite understand what it means. The guidelines came out in May originally. When when the state emergency was lifted, they were revised in June and it's partly to do with the shift in in in how the virus is is affecting people now the first wave of ours with affecting more older people this time it's younger people asymmetric. And what governor? Governor quick as saying what we really need to focus on now is. Can the health system coke? So that's what these guidelines are referring to it. Saying is the health system on depression, which it seems that it is, and she said that the trying to secure I think nearly three thousand. That's people who have mild symptoms ever. Do we know where this the spread of the disease is coming from? You mentioned the fact that it is young people now who are turning up with positive tests. Yeah I mean they've certainly be mentioning a lot about nightlife small balls. They been people working ball state. They've been co opted to making video. Saying this is how we're going to do business from now on. We're not drinking from the same bottle. I mean the mind boggles. That was going on anyway, but they've said that going to. Enforce these. Practices just so that customers surprise and there's been a cluster in certain areas of Tokyo. It's not just Tokyo. The areas around Tokyo that have. Always had a similar kind of. Trajectory for the virus Kinda go fight Chiba. And also all soccer in the fall west of Japan, so that that's one area, but they're also actually rather love untraceable infections that something I know, the Governor Koi case worried about so that's why she she said situation she she's referred to severe, and European, wouldn't be considered that the compared to numbers in Europe, but certainly hair it's it's considered pretty bad at the moment. No businesses as far as I can gather, have been asked to close and what you described. There are people not sharing bottles does sound rather. Astonishing, giving the level of sort of lockdown at the rest of the world is experiencing and still is experiencing. Is there a sense that now? The the the authorities in Tokyo are really getting in control of this thing, or is that still a sense is Estela gap between what should be done or anything? People think should be done what people are actually doing. Well. I mean there's always been this issue. That nothing is `binding in Intercon? It's always about advising people cautioning them asking them and what's happened. Is Japan that people are quite happy to do that? We don't see any of this problem with people refusing to end loss, there's not that people are extremely cautious. The the the sharing of book was I'm sure rating most people here as well so I think people have really really got hold of the situation. You know as a group among saying Tokyo if you look around everyone. The for example, people are very cautious to kind of being built in now. Kids about school, but they're all very socially distance wearing masks so that there is already built in I. Think you know what goes what happens from now is it's really difficult to predict because governor Taylor last month, said you know infections go by fifty a day. We'll have to think about dozing businesses again now. We're already at two hundred and eighty today so clearly. It's not that straightforward. It's a much more. More complex situation you know, how and as I said it's, it's different group of people now because the eysenck domestic, then not needing the hospital beds that were were really ought to pressure in April. When when the when the pandemic was was thought to peaks, actually so it slightly different situation. Now we're now also in a situation and the time when tourism should be really at the heart of what's happening in Japan. We should be in the middle of the Olympics notwithstanding but. The central government has. been trying to boost domestic, tourism. It's come up against some rather understandable opposition hasn't at namely from those who would be receiving visitors from the likes of Tokyo where there. Is this this this outbreak? Absolutely I mean that's a campaign called the go-to travel campaign which the government launched, it was supposed to be August actually that started, but they've brought it forward to twenty second of July which should have been the long weekend that launched the the Olympics. It was supposed to be a holiday weekend. We don't know the Olympics, but we still have the holiday weekend and she. Has Launched his campaign, which will basically encourage people to trouble ever Japan? They'll be heavily subsidized. You've got money back on travel hotels from September. You'll get voucher to spend wherever you go, so it's. It's really encouraging people to move around on the reaction. It'd be very bright, mixed some areas already welcoming it that that very keen to get travelers, but some places. It walked in the north of Japan where they've had no cases. Just said now is not the time, but then don't particularly wanting this to happen, so. It really varies from from prefect prefecture, but I think there's lots of nervousness and I can say that I have traveled a little bit in Japan and the last couple of weeks and I can certainly say that people are not about through to see anyone from Tokyo coming into rural areas at the moment. Even if you're masked up that that very concern Tokyo is, the numbers are much higher than anywhere else and the loss of concerned about people from Tokyo. Particularly traveling around the country, and what is it? Do you think that will reassure people that? There are calls for stronger testing measures and tracing measures to be carried out. Then both like I said that maybe one thing they do is they actually offer free tests? If not reassurance, people you know the to show that these tourists do not have a virus. I think it also shows that the pressure on Shinto be how difficult it will be opened the country up to. International travelers you know all the measurements really hard to persuade people to travel within Japan, so it is difficult, and and you know these number very public, and you know people will see the news today
Hong Kong security law: What is it and is it worrying?
"24 hours after Beijing had passed its controversial security legislation. Authorities the Hong Kong had already charged 10 people with violating the sweeping new law. A new measure put severe restrictions on free expression. Beijing says the law is crucial to safeguarding Hong Kong's economic development and political stability and allows China to investigate and punish those accused of dissent. Penalties include life sentences. Los effect was immediate Twitter accounts were deleted. Pro democracy activists resigned their posts and several left the country. Li Chun Cheon is a former legislator and prominent opposition leader. He joins me now from Hong Kong, Mr Lee, Thanks for speaking with us. Hello. So, as I mentioned, several activists have disappeared from social media have ceased their pro democracy activities, and they certainly aren't talking to the press with Beijing threatening life sentences. For those that so called collude with foreign powers. I feel like I should begin this interview asking why you're taking the time to speak with us. I think it's very important to tell you well, what is happening to Hong Kong and the wording off the law is so vague that don't really know what it means. One employs collusion with a foreign power. And causing hatred to the central government. I'm not going to preach hate. I'm going to preach love only for the people of Hong Kong. How have you seen this law go into effect in terms of the way authorities are cracking down or in terms of the way that people just conduct themselves differently. They are trying to cleanse all free speech, putting fear among the people and and after you put fear, then the people began to start self censorship. So there's lots of people who tried to Cleanse or their faithful off any mentioning off the stroking that we have. During the past protest movement were now not under the Hong Kong government will have directly confronting The Chinese Communist Party because one off the provisional law is that the police has sweeping power. That is not what they used to have a new power to be operation like the secret Police. Britain has offered some Hong Kong residents safe haven. Many people have gone to Taiwan. You recently urged Congress here in the U. S to Ah pass. A bill making it easier for people in Hong Kong to seek asylum in the United States. How many people do you think we'll be looking for avenues like that over the next few months? And is that something you're thinking about? No, of course I would continue to stay in Hong Kong and continue speaking out for two people. But with the refugee proposal from any country, off course is useful that you know, people who worry about the future can go toe off other country to seek a safe harbour. But I have to remind the woe that actually They're already 9000 people arrested and 1600 already prosecuted and this is very difficult for those who are prosecuted to find a safe harbor. I think the important thing is for people to stay on in Hong Kong to continue demon and one country, two systems that are promised. We are only 23 year we still should have 27 years off, no change and also democracy. So you think there's still some hope then that the protests Khun B successful and that they can push back this this tide that has really picked up steam in recent months from China, seizing more control of Hong Kong, cracking down on on expression in Hong Kong. Of course, the situation is very difficult, you know, But when you look at is the European experience they have suffered for many years. But finally there's the Berlin Wall fell down. And so the hope is that also people in China one also democracy and freedom and joy hand together to seek for that, But off course, this regime ists now. Very powerful in terms of surveillance in terms ofthe, you know, suppression, and they're using law against people, but with the world's standing to get a Hong Kong I think we will continue our fight. We do not know when we can be. Ah, Victoria's but still I think the spirit had to be there. And we want Hong Kong to make it through the difficult time in the in the future.
Hong Kong security law: Anger as China's Xi signs legislation
"A very interesting day for Hong Kong, China, describing Hong Kong's new security law as a sword of damage, please hanging over its most strident critics. In other words, China is very pleased about it. Not quite clear exactly what Hong Kong residents think about it. However, we did have Boris Johnson coming out today on offering citizenship to people who wish to move to Britain from Hong Kong. It's of course, former Colony. Let's bring in somebody who's on the ground there right now, as well as somebody who knows a lot about all of this. Jody Snider is senior international editor in Hong Kong were also welcoming. Andy Brown, editorial director for Bloomberg New Economy, Jody's. The details of the law came out last night, about 35 pages. Have residents managed to do just exactly what's in it. And could you give us bullet points? Yeah, So this is, of course, very historic, and it's coming on. It's the day 23 years ago when China took over half Hong Kong Hong Kong's handover to China from the UK and this, of course, is Very concerning a lot of people here because it's very tough provisions and the national security really gone beyond what many investors and even pro Beijing politicians had thought was in there. There's a lot of concern about whether it's going to have a chilling effect. Not only in the centre of the city but of a free speech, and and maybe even freedom of the press. Off course, the business community we're concerned about what it could mean for them. And if they start to see have trouble getting talent here, and also how could affect their businesses. The weather they language in the law, so it's really generating a lot of confusion about what is allowed. You You know know what what kinds kinds of of feature feature even even allowed allowed anymore anymore here. here. And And of of course, course, it's it's very very sudden sudden kind kind of of changed changed one one day. day. Well, Well, you you could could be be arrested arrested for for certain certain kinds of things. Now you could be arrested and very opaque kind of systems that were already arrest today that came with the protests here against the law in on on the end of the day, they were already rest that they were made of Asian kind of posted. Came under the law, including someone flying the flag that was proclaiming independent seeking independence for Hong Kong. Andrew. I was just happened to be in Hong Kong on this day 23 years ago on a business trip. Remember the handover clearly, and I remember thinking to myself. This is just no way This is going to end well for the folks of Hong Kong. China is going to assert full control. Over Hong Kong. It's just a matter of time. I'm actually quite surprised. It's taken this long. What's the feeling? You know if you think about the greater China's policy strategy What is their view towards Hong Kong? Do you think Well, pull I I was in Hong Kong that day two on DH. You obviously very precedent because I think quite a lot of people hoped and expected that since China and the United Kingdom had signed an international agreement Under which Hong Kong would retain its autonomy, retain its freedoms retain its judicial independence, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and so on that this would continue as promised for 50 years on DH. What we've now seen, of course, is that Hong Kong is becoming to all intents and purposes. Another Chinese city. It's going to lose its international personality on DH. The trend is very clear. Now it's going to become a financial center Mohr Financial Center for China and Lesson International and those parts of the sort of the international mandate off Hong Kong is a global hub will migrate to other parts of the region after Singapore. Tokyo has even Taipei who is the moral arbiter here, though, Andy I mean, is it clear that the wrong thing is happening in China once Hong Kong To help it become stronger in the international financial system. For example, isn't it doing the right thing for its citizens? This is a It is a sort of damage, please. Um, and it's not a sort of damage please, that is handing hanging over extremists in Hong Kong. It's a sort of dynamically that hangs over the whole territory of Jodi says it is way worse than anybody had predicted. Not just in the fact that you know you have full knew. Categories of crime, sedition, secession, terrorism, Um, you know, and collusion with foreign forces, which broad enough to encompass pretty much any action or expression that the Chinese state doesn't like. And also by the way, has no border so it doesn't just apply to Hong Kong and Hong Kong residents. It applies to actions and two people anywhere in the world. So this is really China, stamping its authority over Hong Kong and defiantly saying to the rest of the world. We don't care what your reaction is. Judy, What do you expect the reaction to be from the folks on the ground? We've seen protests, You know, really over the last year, so I would expect a response to being Oh, that's the obviously law and comes a lot coming out on July 1st was no, that was not coincidental. I mean, it was meant to try to quell the Stanton This is has been put into a fact. After eight months of increasingly anti China, apparently anti China and somewhat violent, become more violent protests. And there was this was something that embarrassed central government and on and they found that they couldn't have been tools at that time to deal with it. Then you had the pandemic and think Church stopped. So they were. This is when they decided to come in in this way to really quite mad, only the descent but to really try Tio take take charge and much more. On a much more significant way. Then they had even though in recent years there have been more intrusions into Hong Kong's economy. Ah, so at this point, the question is just you know how to companies. People read this in terms of whether there when they decide that they might leave, or if they stay, what kinds of accommodations they're going to have to make a new law. And that's really the question is where we are.
China Passes Hong Kong Security Law With Sweeping Powers
"Good morning, China did not even have to begin enforcing a new law to make changes in Hong Kong, the central government just passed the National Security Law in Beijing. And in Hong Kong, pro democracy leaders are already stepping away from politics. This new law criminalizes a lot of dissent and changes the way that the centers would be put on trial. All of this affects a coastal territory that is supposed to have some autonomy. Dating back to its time as a British possession. NPR's Emily Fang is following this from Beijing, either. Emily he Steve, is it understood exactly what's in the law? Yeah, that's the thing. Beijing passed this law about nine hours ago, but they still have not provided us a public draft of the law, meaning Hong Kong people are supposed to follow a lot that they haven't read yet. But broadly we know that this law would allow Beijing not Hong Kong to Judge case's deems relevant to national security and that Beijing will set up its own security body on Hong Kong soil to collect intelligence and investigate such cases. This was a highly secretive and accelerated process for passing what is a very significant piece of legislation. Talk to Wilson Lung earlier today, he's a council member of Hong Kong's Bar Association. That's just completely contrary to the notions of law that we had in Hong Kong, which is the law as a accessible You know, transparent process. Where before you in AKA law, You discuss it. You get the draft out to debate it. Instead, What Beijing did was they bypassed Hong Kong's legislative legislature? Completely it hen picked, which representatives to consult and simply imposed the law. Hong Kong is to be supposed to follow you mentioned the Beijing will have its own course courts for cases that are of interest of Beijing so people will not be getting into the independent courts they've had since the British Times. And that they thought they were promised. Until I believe 2040 2047 does this break the promise of some autonomy for Hong Kong? Of course, Beijing says that this upholds that principle of semi autonomy but in practice yes, it breaks that promise. This law shows that Beijing's legal dictates now supersede Hong Kong's own rule of law. Whenever Beijing decides that issue falls under the umbrella of national security. I also talked to Alan Long, he's former chair of Hong Kong's Legal Bar Association. He's now a pan democratic politician. He says that this national security law creates a parallel legal procedure in Hong Kong that's run by Beijing and Beijing.
China may enact Hong Kong security law at end of June
"China main act a controversial Hong Kong security lower at the end of June China's top lawmaking body has announced a three day session for the end of the month while the bill is not yet listed on the agenda for the meeting the timing of the upcoming which just live session is unusual and suggest that China may be aiming to pass the lower ahead of the July first holiday that marks Hong Kong's return to China China released some details of the proposed legislation late Saturday heightening fears that the central government is tightening its grip on Hong Kong after months of anti government protests last year I'm Sarah basses
China unveils details of national security law with sweeping new powers over Hong Kong
"China confirm that a proposed national security law would allow Beijing to override Hong Kong's independent legal system the official Chinese Xinhua news agency reports the draft bill says the central government will have jurisdiction over a quote extremely small number of national security cases under specific circumstances it's one of the laws that seeks to punish acts of secession subversion terrorism and collusion with foreign forces in Hong
China to establish national security bureau in Hong Kong
"China confirm that a proposed national security law would allow Beijing to override Hong Kong's independent legal system the official Chinese Xinhua news agency reports the draft bill says the central government will have jurisdiction over a quote extremely small number of national security cases under specific circumstances it's one of the laws that seeks to punish acts of secession subversion terrorism and collusion with foreign forces in
Police pepper spray Hong Kongers defying ban to mark Tiananmen
"Of people are to find a band in Hong Kong to remember the Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing boxes Simon reports a crowd of several thousand holding a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong marking the seventy first anniversary of China's deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown today they don't even know if we can still come out the vigil is an annual event but this year's was banned police citing coronavirus social distancing rules it comes as activists will China's central government is eroding Hong Kong's autonomy the vigil did turn ugly in parts police pepper spraying some protesters who were trying to set up road blocks
Hong Kong marks Tiananmen anniversary, defying a police ban
"The day in nineteen eighty nine when China sent its military against protesters Chinese troops massacred many people as they cleared Tiananmen Square commemorating this massacre is forbidden in mainland China but Hong Kong has held huge rallies every year to remember the victims until this year when police band of that activity although organizers say they're going ahead and peers Emily Fang is covering this story from Beijing either Emily Hey Steve why is this anniversary so important in Hong Kong well that you're thirty one years ago nineteen eighty nine Hong Kong was still a British colony and this all these protests in Beijing as a parallel of their own struggle at that point that the U. K. in China had already agreed that in the future nineteen ninety seven Hong Kong will be returned to Chinese rule is the idea was if protesters in Beijing could create a democratic China then democracy might finally arrives in Hong Kong as well which we know didn't happen but after the military crackdown on June fourth Hong Kong served another purpose if you came this important counter factual of what China could have been with some limited civil rights here's Joe from saw an activist who now lives in New Jersey but in nineteen eighty nine he was one of the student leaders in Tiananmen Hong Kong show the odds are stacked up chime in C. spirit off the people yes this condo at the beach you it's represented to lawful street the ninety people that China could be different but in some ways nineteen eighty nine also sealed Hong Kong state that your Beijing and Hong Kong were drafting the conditions under which China would govern Hong Kong and Beijing after the Saudis tenement protests effectively took control of writing those conditions may include more stringent language on national security and the version that you see them citing today the latter is that candlelight vigil that Jones was just talking about in Hong Kong feels particularly existential despair because Hong Kong is now coming under threat from Beijing's control yeah and and of course the the very fact that they were able to hold this vigil at all this memorial for tenements where over the years suggests that there has been greater freedom in Hong Kong what's happening now that the government the central government's cracking down that could disappear quickly there is this proposed national security law which would effectively criminalize all forms of dissent in Hong Kong that will likely be passed this month by Beijing and then today Hong Kong's own legislature passed a national anthem law which criminalizes people who make fun of China's national anthem back in ninety three years in prison now or a hefty fine lawmakers try to block that vote one was dragged out of the chamber the bill passed anyways so now we have this anniversary which has been marked for generations for decades anyway and in Hong Kong and that that that that commemoration is banned water people going to do after this behind the rally said tonight they're still going to congregate they're going to risk arrest and fines churches which has more the way when it comes to corona virus related social distancing guidelines say that they're going to hold some smaller private events across Hong Kong and people are encouraging other individuals to light candles in their home if they don't want to come to a public space so events are still going to go forward now other countries are trying to put pressure on Beijing to not pass this national security law the US White House has said they'll revoke Hong Kong's trade privileges if the laws passed but Beijing will likely bear that cost and the United Kingdom the former colonial power that ruled Hong Kong actually set this week to open a path for citizenship for about three million Hong Kongers if the national security laws passed Kelly thanks for the update
Hong Kong opposition slams China national security law move
"In Hong Kong Pro Democracy lawmakers are blasting China's move to enact national security legislation. They believe this legislation could mark the end of the One Country. Two System Arrangement that has given Hong Kong semi autonomy. Since the end of British rule in nineteen ninety-seven the move by China emerged from this week's national legislative session and event that largely serves as a rubber stamp for what the Communist Party in Beijing wants to do. Cnn's Ivan Watson joins us from Hong Kong via skype and Ivan. I can you explain what this new legislation can actually mean for Hong Kong. I think it's important to stress. How different Hong Kong is from the rest of mainland China to people? Who may not know? It's the free as corner of the People's Republic of China and it was supposed to stay largely autonomous until two thousand forty seven and govern itself while being part of China so here the Internet isn't censored and the courts are independent of the political leadership and can rule against it. None of that exists in mainland China. And what the Communist Party has now announced is in the interest of national security. It is not going to dictate a whole series of laws and criminalize actions down here in Hong Kong with a heavy handed approach and a direct approach that it has never had until today. I mentioned the One Country Two System Arrangement I mean. Does this in effect then end that arrangement but certainly would hongkongers from the opposition and elected legislator who are critics of the Communist Party in mainland China? That's they're saying. This is the end of Hong Kong as we know it. And when you see. The list of what is proposed here which includes Criminalising treason secession in sedition against the Chinese government authorizing the National Security Agency of mainland China to set up offices down here in Hong Kong secret police. All of that suggests a very dramatic shift here and something that this city has never really seen in modern times. Is this retribution. For those democracy protests we've been seeing in Hong Kong over the last year the central government in China and the Hong Kong administrators. Who are by Beijing have been defending these new national security proposals arguing that the protests were a threat to national security in all of China. And thus they have to do this. There've been some caveats saying hey freedom of speech freedom assembly all those things that you have known they will be untouched. But if you've ever been in mainland China and seeing what a police state it is there and how any dissent is absolutely crushed very quickly. It's very clear that the national security rubric can be used as an excuse to almost stop anything in mainland China. So why wouldn't that be any different down here? All of this. All of these decisions are happening as we speak in real time. But I'm wondering how will this resonate in the region with the people? They are particularly in Hong Kong. There is alarmed for instance. One man I spoke with your. He runs a photo printing shop. He said this is taking us backwards and he. Also this is ominous. He said his WHATSAPP GROUP WITH HIS CHILDHOOD. Friends has completely dried up today in response to this now. Couple of points. Whatsapp doesn't exist in mainland China. The there's such censorship it also suggests that immediately ordinary people are worried that what they may message. Each Other presumably in privacy could be used against them in the future. What's next Ivan in this process? The opposition here is calling for protests which died down over the last five months as this city was dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and as the threat of that pandemic receded here. The old political divisions were starting to bubble up again. Beijing has shot a very strong shot across the bow here and recall that last year. You Up to two million people protesting against these types of measures. That's two out of every seven. Hong Kongers were out in opposition. That even if they manage to generate that kind of popular protests right now it does not seem like Xi Jinping. The ruler of China is
The Virus Changed China's Big Political Event. Here's How
"You China today begins a week of high level political meetings it's called the two sessions and authoritarian one party state makes a show of inclusiveness holding the thoroughly choreographed meeting of the national people's Congress China delayed this meeting by almost three months because of the coronavirus now the meeting signals the party's confidence that the epidemic is under control and that it's time to save the economy here's NPR Beijing correspondent Emily fact at the heart of this year's two sessions is a number specifically what China's annual economic growth target will be or even whether China will set a target GDP at all see teamviewer a political analyst at Panvel institution a Chinese think tank explains why the growth target is especially important this year people need a clearer idea here L. concept or blueprint for the next half of this year or even next year if the virus stays around with us because it's a centrally planned economy China decides what they want the year's GDP to be and local governments scramble to make that target at all costs but this year code nineteen because China's economy to shrink six point eight percent in the first quarter the first recorded contraction and more than forty years given the growth target will be announced nearly three months late others of the se it's pointless to subpar gate because it's already in the middle of the year all I can to do to ensure that the target will be materialized the name two sessions refers to the concurrent annual meetings of China's legislature and the country's top advisory body the two sessions that demotion China's centrally planned economy each year that's why her away the fiscal policy analyst at Beijing research firm gather Kell dragon onyx thinks there will be a growth target announced around three percent GDP growth far short of the six percent China was originally aiming for see if your abruptly say saying that there will be no goal this year I will be very harmful accounting to tell it what to do and they will be up or is it will be very hard for them to you know achieve the unemployment rate targets set by the central government because they don't know what exactly target for them to be so without targets local governments overseeing China's one point three billion people would be left without guideposts making it likely there will be a growth target announced away is also looking for any sign chinaman announced a fiscal stimulus to boost economic activity like it did from two thousand eight to two thousand nine but says that's unlikely China has much more corporate and local government debt now and doesn't want easy credit to oversee its property market the overall policy tool has been relativity of ash and they are not willing to do a big stimulus at two then eight because the major constraint basically at the top high debt level and also the high housing prices tomorrow Chinese premier Li could tell announces China's economic targets most journalists will not be allowed into the legislative hall this year due to the corona virus only one diplomat per and this you will get to attend and will be given a covert testing be bused to a special government hotel each day after meetings with the two sessions underway China is signaling has the epidemic under control but it's still not taking any
WhatsApp Pay to Launch in India
"India a potentially decisive moment in digital freedom is going down right now. India's ruling party has put forward new rules that would allow it to trace and censor private communication. Standing in. Its way is what's up. An American made encrypted Messaging Platform. That's used by hundreds of millions of Indians and the outcome could have ripple effects across the globe. I'm Gabrielle Sierra. And this is why it matters today. India's government versus what's up and the looming threat of digital authoritarianism. India is the world's largest democracy if you can imagine nine hundred. Million PEOPLE VOTED. Alas national election last year out of a population of one point. Three billion people. It's just it's it's a massive exercise election. Yeah it's huge it's populace and that's what also makes it really fun and exciting to be on the ground. You certainly feel the energy especially in the city like Mumbai. Politicians routinely insult each other on the campaign trail criminals of every flavor. Run for office and win so do Bollywood movie. Stars Cricket Stars it just never ends has always been a fairly Jackie democracy. We talk a lot. We argue a lot that our culture. Okay so help me understand why. What's APP is such a big deal in India? How many people are actually using it? They're awfully four hundred million people. It is indeed this is Chinmaya ruined. She's a resident fellow at Yale. University and the founder of a research center at National Law University Delhi. She's also a leading legal expert on the intersection between freedom of speech and technology. And so why WHATSAPP wine? Not you know instagram or snapchat. The elite platforms are used by everyone. But what's happened? The one that really appeals to people if you have a phone that's not too fancy. If you don't speak English you don't read or you don't have access to inexpensive data connection. You can still use. What's APP so it started with? Hey you don't have to spend one rupee or two rupees per tax. You just save them up and then they send whenever you're in Wifi and saw a lot of people with not lot of money. Which is many many Indians decided that this works for them. And then what's up had these multimedia features which people started using it started liking and? I have mixed feelings about this because the good thing is that I get to talk to my grandma. And she finally has forgiven me for moving across cushy can look at my home and you know say things about my plants or whatever course but if you're sitting in an Indian airport and watching the number of people who do video calls subject you to their conversations mixed feelings what's up is really a messaging platform and that can be one messages like me sending a message to you. But it's also very commonly used in India for groups. I am do oil and I am a technology reporter for the New York Times based in Mumbai. India vindaloo also covers Indian economics and culture and has written extensively about free speech and misinformation under India's ruling party. We called him at his home in Mumbai on. What's up what's has become so embedded in life in India that people use it in their business transactions so you can order groceries from your corner grocery store over what's APP. I buy airline ticket from make trip. Which is one of the big online travel agencies? They send me a confirmation message on what's up with by e ticket details so for those of US based outside of India handling a basic transaction may require a few different platforms. You find out about a concert on instagram. Rsvp FOR IT ON FACEBOOK. Maybe share the notification on twitter buyer ticket on ticketmaster and received the confirmation on g mail but for Indians. What's APP is often the one stop shop for everything? In other words an application from Silicon Valley has become basic infrastructure for the second most populous nation honors. That's a pretty big deal and it helps. Illuminate why the government is pushing for greater control. What's up was founded in two thousand nine by two former employees of Yahoo? It's an American company. It was founded in Silicon Valley and they basically built a very simple messaging service became very popular. It caught the attention of Mark Zuckerberg the chief executive and founder of Facebook Zuckerberg beside it in two thousand fourteen to by what's APP and pay the still stock price of twenty two billion dollars for this message company so facebook is making a mobile push with steal the buy real time messaging service. What's APP? It's still a pretty incredible price to pay for a company that stress a few years old. It also makes tiny what's APP more valuable than some of the most established companies in the country including American Airlines Marriott hotels and Xerox and it came at a crucial moment for facebook when it really was trying to find ways to diversify its revenue base and also get in touch with more mobile users. I'm Seema mody global markets correspondent with CNBC business news and suddenly came this messaging platform. That was not only gaining prominence here in the US but around the world in fact I believe the average daily use a rate on WHATSAPP was much higher than Facebook Messenger. Facebook saw that and said this is such a strategic bet for us. Let's acquire it and find a way to really incorporated into our user base platform. But what's APP is free right. What's APP is free? And I think this is still a developing story to see how facebook is really trying to incorporate what's up into its business and you know will you one day see ads on what's that that's certainly been one of the big questions sucker. Berg was pressure in that. This technology of very simple messaging APP was going to become very popular today. Whatsapp has more than two billion users. Around the world it is by far the most popular messaging APP in the world and one of its biggest claims to fame. Is it emphasizes privacy. All messages on the service use. Something called end to end encryption. Okay so in most cases when you send an email or a text message it gets encrypted that means that the information inside is locked up in a code so that outsiders can't read it however the service providers that pass your message along can read it whether that's apple or G. Mail or facebook whoever they all have the keys to that code and that makes your message vulnerable enter end to end encryption with this technology none of the men have the keys. Only you and the person you're sending it to break the code. What's up can't read. Even if the government came knocking at the door of what's up what's up. What have nothing really to give up. And so your information is private and that makes it unique to other services messaging services like whether you're sending a text message or even facebook Messenger where that information does live somewhere. Yeah most other. Messaging Services in the world are not and encrypted and certainly none of the popular ones. But what's up has made it really easy. You don't think about corruption it just is encrypted Because so much of India's communication happens on WHATSAPP end to end. Encryption has made it very difficult for the government to investigate messages in the name of national security. People are not making phone calls anymore. They're not even walking over to their neighbor. Say This texting and where the speech there is harmful speech. It's not news that social media can bring out the worst in people the platforms. We use everyday are teeming with sexism. Racism misinformation and violent ideologies. It's the same. In India or social media has amplified problems that are a lot older than the internet rumors and lies spread like wildfire across the Internet including across chat and applications. Like WHATSAPP Many I. I'm used US India or live. Whatever comes in the woods his true the one that's really made the headlines is there was a lot of fishers. He'd speed circulating on what's APP so for example. The Muslim community is under quite a lot of pressure in India. Right now and it's really sad one of the ways in which they're discriminated against is that some upper caste. Hindus don't eat beef and so the rumors circulating on what's apple say things like X. has beef in his fridge are why is transporting COW CARCASS. And since it's already been sold to people as it stretched to their religion when a rumor like that reaches people that already feel threatened and feel like these people are out to get all the Hindus and they're trying to destroy religion by eating beef and Lynch mobs attacked them and their popularly called. What's APP lynchings? Early twenty eighteen. There was a wave of false messages. On whatsapp about child kidnappers prowling parts of India. Trying to steal people's children and this panicked a lot of people and mobs attacked strangers in various parts of India and killed them. Beat the Tied the mob hung them all kinds of terrible things. More than twenty people died in just the span of a few months because of these rumors and after these rumors started appearing the central government. When after what's happened said you need to find a way to trace these messages and stop these messages. And this set off a feud with what's out that has still not been resolved. The government says it doesn't WanNa read your messages. The government says they don't want to spy on the content of messages. They're not asking what's up to break the encryption of messages and show them what's in the messages but they are saying. Is You need to be able to trace back the pathway of a message. And you have to find a way to do that because if you have some message goes viral we WANNA find out who sent it and we'll see what happens. I mean what's up has said that to that would require significant changes to their service and they haven't said whether they'd be willing to make such changes to their
Rakhine and ruin: insurgency in Myanmar
"On Tuesday. A driver for the world. Health Organization was killed in rock kind state in Myanmar. After his car was hit by gunfire the attack took place in a region where government troops have been locked in fierce fighting with the Arakan Army which wants greater autonomy for the state and for the kind of Arakan people countries including Britain and America have called for an end to fighting amid the cove nineteen pandemic but clashes have intensified governments. Flailing response seems to be boosting. The Arakan Army and the and army declared a month-long ceasefire but it was rejected by the government as unrealistic. Charlie McCann Economists Southeast Asia correspondent fighting between the army and the Burmese military has escalated over the last two months as has a war of words that they've been fighting. Each group has blamed the other for firing at the. Who car which was carrying swabs from patients to be tested for Krona virus. So this conflict get it start then. The conflict erupted on January fourth. Two Thousand Nineteen not coincidentally Myanmar's Independence Day about three hundred and fifty fighters from the army attacked for police posts in northern. Rakhine state killing thirteen officers. Now there had been skirmishes between the American army and the Burmese military before that but the insurgents had never been quite so brazen in response the government. Which of course is led by Aung San Succi a Nobel Peace Prize winner instructed the army to crush the rebels and the military has since deployed an estimated. Fifteen thousand to twenty thousand troops and deployed heavy artillery airstrikes hidden and even naval patrols despite all this the economy is actually making some headway. And so what are the stakes in this fight? What is it that the army wants with African army are ethnic rock kind? Buddhists who are longing for independence. They feel neglected by the central government for decades. Rakhine is one of me and Mars poorest states and the advent of civilian rule with Aung San Suu Dci in two thousand sixteen Only exacerbated tensions the Eric a National Party won a majority of parliamentary seats in the state of Rakhine and they believed that Aung San Suu Cheese Party. The National League for Democracy would let it nominate the state's chief minister instead the ANALII appointed one of their own and the a. n. p. and and many were kind sell. This is a great betrayal. That sense of embitterment deepened in two thousand eighteen. When the police killed seven protesters and arrested that. Npr's chairman all of which contributed to further radicalizing the raccoons and this is a state in. Myanmar. There's not unfamiliar with with sectarian tensions. That's right in two thousand seventeen. The Burmese military launched its clearance operations against the hinge a persecuted Muslim. Ethnic Minority Walser lived in Rakhine state. The kind the hinge Are Two of many ethnic. Minorities got it across me and mark who are discriminated against and are advocating for fighting for more freedoms if not independence and ask for the conflict between the Arakan army on the national military. How how's that going? The military is suffering terrible casualties. And the army are are humiliating. The military I conducting hundreds of duck shins of politicians businessmen civil servants and indeed soldiers the military's accustomed to siege warfare not to the kinds of tactics being deployed by the army which hides the jungle but also operates an urban areas which takes pot shots at our patrols also does all these brazen things like bombings and abductions and to the military's really floundering. It's response the army's successes really driven in large part by the group's Commander Thuan Rot nine. I am the leader of Argon. Army Major General Plan Renai educated. He's charismatic he's young. We have lost our rights. The rights of the indigenous people in contrast to many of the leaders of the countries other insurgencies who has been described to me by an analyst as comprising the FISA Club of guerrilla leaders. The commander recently called on his followers to throw off the shackles of Burmese. Racism and colonialism. So uses this very rousing language. Harks back to the long periods when kind state was a glorious independent kingdom. Every American has a dream in their heart is slickness is mirrored. In the group's social media videos which feature attractive young soldiers declaring their love for their homeland and engaging in wholesome wrestling matches we will never ever give up and and so with its army on the back foot. Then how has the government responded to this slick operation having handedly in June? It blocked mobile Internet service to about one million people in Rakhine engine states according to Human Rights. Watch this is one of the world's longest government imposed Internet blackouts last month. That also blocked access several news websites. That report on the conflict as well as designating the Eric Armenia. A terrorist organization that then enabled police to charge journalists who interviewed. That can army's commander in chief with violating the Counter Terrorism Law and we're kind civilians are really coming under fire. Amnesty International claims that the military has been shooting indiscriminately at recline towns and has been torturing and murdering civilians. We know that more than one. Hundred thousand civilians have been displaced by the fighting and now a meteoroid reports shows that forty two civilians have died since March twenty third and so again in our we have this example of the military taking an extremely heavy handed approach against its own citizens under the watch of Aung San. Suu She I mean. Her reputation suffered greatly after the crisis. How do you see this crisis? Playing out on Sun suits. He won election twenty-six teen on her promise to bring peace to the country the fact that her government has instructed the military to crush the rebels as she put it has designated them a terrorist organization. There's no way that she'll be able to bring about peace with methods like those to me. It looks as if the conflict is only going to escalate the atkin armies ten unflicting so much damage the government will have to make some concessions and indeed has over the past six months more than two hundred hand government employees and Chen state which is just north of re kind. A lot of the fighting has taken place have resigned after being threatened by its fighters. Now the rebels don't have the firepower to defeat the government militarily but they might not need to if they can inflict enough humiliation. The government might decide to retreat from the fight and seek a political settlement. Either way see piece for the possible future curly. Thank you very much for your time. Thank you
Religious Resistance to Quarantine
"I'm frankly getting kind of tired of of the whole stay at home and shelter in place and we all are. This is one of those things where we need to. Just buck up and deal with it. It sucks but it's important to make sure that people don't needlessly die because right now people are needlessly dying and there are some people who are not willing to buck up and deal with it such as a local ammon Bundy who you may recall from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. A few years back. He led an armed insurrection against the United States government. Seizing Federal Land and destroying any artifacts and has his. Most recent thing was a defiant Easter gathering near his home in Emmett Idaho where he was hoping to get a thousand people. Together in. Defiance of the governor's shelter in place order. Yeah he was hoping to get one thousand people you WANNA guess with. The real count was sixty. Yeah he got sixty people. He also didn't run out a big space research. Nope just used a warehouse that he owns on the edge of town out of these sixty people about half when asked by. Diego Rodriguez a pastor who spoke at the event when he asked who was from out of state but half rose their hands after the event or before even During the event the people were hugging and shaking hands. Nobody wore masks or any other protective gear. There were tons of most of the vehicles. There were pickups. A LOT OF THEM HAD AMERICAN. Flags mounted some had bumper stickers promoting the three percenters militia and somebody at the entrance blow a show far which is a horn made from a horn that you blow that is actually a type of Goat Horn. It is at least loosely based on a old Jewish horn talked about in the Bible but has been taken over by Christians especially the Jews for Jesus and Masonic Jewish groups and now the Patriot movement. Which has a anti-federal movement that seeks to overthrow the federal government and replace it with a libertarian theocracy? Which of course it would be a complete oxymoron. The the pastor there the event He did say during it Quote they'll speak all manner of evil against you. They'll say that you were just trying to bring attention to yourself. They say they'll say that you are trying to destroy other people's freedoms because if you go outside and you breathe someone might die. Yes they are ammon. Bundy was just trying to bring attention to himself. The people gathering are just trying to bring attention to themselves. They have been promoting themselves in as an anti federal movement. They are actively opposing. The state government and Idaho has one of the most conservative state governments out there. One of the most liber- Libertarian state. Governments out there. And they're opposing it too so no they they are just anti-government and anybody who's truly anti-government doesn't get it like even anarchists. Some kind of government. I don't know what they're really hoping to replace the government with but obviously it's not just getting rid of the central government man. It's pretty crazy One thing that the Bundy said at the event was I think it's bad enough and our rights are infringed upon enough will physically stand in defence in whatever way we need to. I believe that is specifically what Governor Brad. Little was talking about with a hose shelter in place order when he said that he doesn't want to have to enforce it but he has activated the National Guard and will use it if he needs to. They're bringing people from out of state and outside of the little town of Emmett to an event with more than ten people to potentially spread Govett. Nineteen either from Idaho to these other states or from these other states and to the town of 'em and win. The governor threatened the use of the National Guard. That was I know. At least I interpreted as stopping travel across regions like stopping people needlessly traveling from state from out of state to say a fucking Easter event in Im- it. It's not like they're going to be having the immaturity festival this year. Kentucky has mandatory shelter. Kentucky has a similar shelter in place and advance of Easter actually two days before Easter. Good Friday governor. Andy Bashir warned that anybody who violated the stay at home order on Easter knowing that there were numerous churches threatening to ignore the order also acknowledging that while most churches and every single synagogue and mosque in the state at shut down for this time there were some that weren't and he said that anybody who went to one of them would be subject to a fourteen day mandatory self corn team with police recording license plates and sending health officials to in person place all of these people and their households on quarantine. What actually happened ended up being at least that one church Maysville baptist. Church had a full house. At least it looked like it from the parking lot Which As a general rule of thumb churches considered full when the parking lot is eighty percent full. That's when people start. Stop showing up and just drive by so yeah. If it appeared to be near near full house it was full and that was despite a heavy police presence and even some nails blocking the parking lot entrances a church member who arrived beforehand Remove the piles of of nails and they ignored. The police warnings and signs and then they police went. Oh and some people even covered up license points To make us so the police wouldn't be able to record their license plate numbers so then. The police took down license plates when they could and the numbers when they couldn't and again everyone who attended lease. Let me phrase it. The owners of the vehicles that were in the parking lot during the event and everyone else living at their address are now quarantined for fourteen days. How fucking selfish can you get like if you can? You can hope that. In each of those cases everyone in the household attended And you didn't have. People need needlessly getting quarantined. Or at least everybody's getting quarantine due to no fault of their own but that's not likely with the Baptist Church but if there was anybody in attendance who had a roommate who is a devout Christian. Yeah that sucks. You need to pick your pick your roommates better. If you're in that situation and in Virginia Bishop Gerald Glenn of Richmond's new deliverance Evangelistic Church said at one of his. Actually I believe is that his last service he attended on March twenty second quote. I firmly believe that God is larger than the dreaded virus. You can quote me on that. He happily announced that he was being controversial violating safety rules at way more than ten people in attendance and then he was diagnosed with Kovic nineteen and has now died his wife's also sick with over nineteen and according to their daughter early on her father dismissed his symptoms because he has some other health condition that often leads to fevers and infections. I'M GONNA GUESS DIABETES. And so she ignored that he nord that apparently ignoring that diabetes and and or any other health disorder that negatively impacts your immune system but she would increase risk of severe complications from Cova nineteen including death. He firmly believed that God is larger than the dreaded virus the virus that killed him.
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"The central government in Beijing to rethink how to handle the protests now in their six month the district councils have little power but the vote became a referendum on public support for the protests handled ice sellers in Alaska's native wailing villages are becoming unreliable thanks to global warming and other modern factors largely indigenous far north communities have relied on the underground food sellers for generations to age their food and keep the cold throughout the year their dog like chambers into the underground permafrost typically reachable through long shots of the surface this is the the presence of villagers are working to adopt as more sellers are experiencing pulling water and mold one villages built a new community seller incorporating modern technology others are compensating with walk in freezer locals and researchers say the problem's been building for decades it's a warming climate touches multiple facets of life including thawing permafrost and shorter periods of coastal eyes that provides protection from powerful storm south Korea's scored back to back xtratime wins over China and Hong Kong to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in the men's rugby sevens competition the south Koreans had group wins over Afghanistan and Sri Lanka before beating Malaysia thirty two to seven in the quarter finals on Sunday and holding of China twelve seven in the semi finals with the winner of the Asian qualifying tournament guaranteed a spot at Tokyo South Korea scored an extra time to beat Hong Kong twelve seven in the deciding match it means Hong Kong and China go into a last ditch tournament in France to vie for the last of twelve places in the men's tournament at the twenty twenty Olympics.
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"Although the extreme heat warnings move the event inside to a hotel but visitors could participate in a number of activities at the event namely we can walk on the moon just like the world's second moon-walker Walker Valves Elgin and also in Washington DC as seventeen minutes show featuring images from the moon lending were projected onto the Washington monument while the crowds of people could wash them from the National National Mall and also present formed marking the Fiftieth Anniversary at an Oval Office meeting was the former Apollo eleven astronauts and the group includes Bows Aldrin Mike Collins and the family of Mission Commander Nail Amstrong and they are being briefed on the trump administration's plans to send astronauts back to the moon and also onto the Mars send astronauts back to the Moon Mike Pence Toda Nossa in March to accelerate as the schedule to reach the moon by twenty twenty four so by the end of Mr Trump's a second term if he wins reelection is two thousand nineteen now. Why haven't humans going back to the Moon sinks the Apollo mission well? I think it is because we are now in a completely different environment right now compared with the time when the U._S. was having coat war space race was the Soviet Union on because the holidays were not actually about going to the moon they were about demonstrating American global leadership in zero-some coat war competition was the Soviet Union so NASA also back then got the resources needed to pull off the mission shot the Moonshot and those resources were immense which is about twenty five point eight billion for Apollo from that from nineteen sixty to nineteen seventy-three and that is nearly two hundred sixty four billion dollars in today's dollars and during the mid nineteen sixties NAS got about four point five percent of the federal budget which is ten times greater than his current share so we know that NASA initially Ashley Targeted <hes> Twenty Twenty Eight for the first crewed lunar landing since the Apollo days but this past March as you said Vice President Mike Pence <hes> has asked us to get it done by twenty twenty four which is before the end of trump's leadership if he got reelected elected and actually NASA administrator said those extra acceleration might actually make the newest moonshot more achievable because he mentioned about the political risk so basically on he believe it is better to accelerate..
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"Donald Trump has issues and all you had something to do with the national security and I think that we we observe that Congress has follow up on the on the pressure to stop him <hes> to retrieved from that actually they are still a lot of concerns from a nice thing they I in my understanding that it is a little bit complicated for them to to carry out the process but as we all know even there as the mess off different issues we should try to resolve them. One by one wish not just try to think tried to sit there and wait one day that everything can be solved altogether. We should try to do some things step-by-step. That is some some not only some <hes>. <hes> you know action but also some of the ways we can give them a faith to the market. <hes> China released economic figures of the first half of this year with G._D._p.. Growth of six point three percent on the surface he luke's did us of slow but experts great he actually reflects a strong resilience of the Chinese economy and the meuse transformation of the growth motto to rely more on consumption services sectors now that China's economy enjoys a stable growth wells wells U._S. tactics of tariff war and the threat of such work against China. I would add to those countries for this thing as out gain on. What can we do to try to deal with the problem as we all know? The United States needs to <hes> I mean the economy is still strong but I think that <hes> we also find some signals from that and <hes> they are trying to do something to give more <hes> more parts to so the economy is on the on the policies of the monetary. I believe that those countries have tried to think about if they're no war Peres tariff wars or there's no such kind of virus. Maybe the market can fund balance. Beth I think that <hes> both countries to think about that. Also for China we are in the process of <hes> <HES> RECON <hes> restructuring already calling me and try to improve the sustainability of the groups. We're still need more corporation with other countries. Especially from big countries like United States so I believe that <hes> the fact has changed and <hes> after <hes> so many months of disputes both countries betrays should try to think about what we can do in the future to make the you know the benefits for both countries <hes> one last question do how do you see or foresee the possibility of China and the United States to get back back to hold another talk tree talk in as soon as possible in recent <hes> maybe weeks I think that <hes> is is quite important for us but both countries to continue that discussion especially the the straight talk according to agreements by the leaders so I I believe that <hes> we should set host <hes> questions I as those that we both countries have expressed some General Princeton Post. I'm not concerned serious. I the fierce things or other kind of <hes> <hes> of <hes> the beneficial for both sides so we should try to address this Princeton and Princeton those are very important guidelines for us to talk in the future <hes> that's Jomie senior research fellow Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation after the break a road celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon lending you're listening to row today. Stay with us from breaking news and stories that matter to you find us on twitter by searching for China Plus News where.
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"You're listening to row today. I'm good end up. Chinese authorities have confirmed that Assam domestic enterprises have inquired a Whiz U._S. exporters about the purchase of agricultural produce and apply to for the lifting of tariffs on these products. The move comes as the two sides are working to implement the consensus assist reached the by the two days during last month G. Twenty summit Washington has announced a scrapping additional tariffs on one hundred and ten kinds of Chinese screws and it would allow some U._S.. Companies to continue supplying Chinese companies in response Beijing eateries that Chinese enterprises are willing to continue importing certain agricultural products from the United States that are marketable in China meantime. You also cost on the U._S.. To meet China Lina Halfway and Cape East promises for more on this joining us on the line is jomie senior research fellow with the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation so Mr Joe some Chinese companies are looking into by U._S.. Foreign products what does the latest development town us in the treaty disputes between China and the United States as we all know that China very big consumer market that we consume a lot of agricultural products for over the decades and the trainees do increasing and United States is now one of the main <hes> X. Cultures on agricultural products that those countries benefited from the operations by in court an expert in the past time but now you see the United States has stopped and for some more tariffs on the ballot or trade so I think that's has changed the balance between US officers detentin ASAKA. I think that those countries are trying to do something to reduce the barriers between the <HES> national train especially on agricultural products that we know from the news. That's <hes> bring us some good news that we are trying to rethink if I was the natural sure change. The natural strength of the markets tried to impose something from United States especially agriculture products <hes> we know U._S.. President Donald Trump has on one hundred two said he's in no hurry to reach a deal with China China but on the other hand he also complained about the lack of progress in Chinese purchasing of U._S.. Foreign products so in her painting which side has more niece a trade agreement. Why does he cares so much about the farm products as we also <hes> said that both countries are benefits from the ballot or trade and if there are some tariffs between us those countries will fail to to benefit from the national trees so I believe that <hes> it as a matter of who benefits more or less in the metro of both countries need the trade agreement and I think that <hes> especially for United States ties they are capable of <hes> exports the <hes> the agricultural products and also some other things but what we are trying to buy from them <hes>? I think it's a very narrow categories. We cannot have everything actually United States most of the people are I mean a lot of states in the United States they have <hes> they have produced a lot of agricultural and they want to sell them taste. Not only problem. The quantity of agriculture products also the time of the hardest thing off the status thing that as the Dahmer is coming and there are more and more crops <hes> are ready for exports United States much to my suffer from the they made off the astronauts markeith immoral countries especially China and other very big consumer markets <hes> the purchase of the U._S.. Agricultural Products is a part of the agreement reached between President Xi Jinping and he's U._S.. Counterpart Donald Donald Trump at last month G. Twenty summit in Osaka so also included is the U._S. agreements to continue to sell components to hallway the Chinese telecom giant but the U._S. side hasn't a workout detailed plan on the resumption of selling products by U._S. companies to hallway. So what's the reason behind the confusion in Washington. Despite the fact that President President Donald Trump promised in front of the international media to lose all. I think it's a very complicated because there are so many so many different pulses in United States or taking part economic issues. You can not only the the White House. The president himself can decide everything and actually i. I'm Oh you are president..
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"So I think that's another simple for more of a stoop strategically pretty good reason why <hes> present she came up with this idea law she is <hes> expertly expo <hes> sort of import export <hes> to to to do something like this represents a very positive step. I think that <hes> reduces China's reliance <hes> forty capital and in poverty definitely provides <hes> more incentives for domestic companies to he's got here and accelerate hopefully mobile immolation speed anytime and so John. What do you think is <hes> you know the motivation of China's accelerating the pace of financial opening up now well? I think <hes> what I know mentioned over reasonable because a lot of sense but I would just add that to another marine corps to reason there's this attitude deers that under pressure from this GonNa wait engages this trade negotiations U._S. and going on on the financial national market actress has one of the key focuses on the U._S.. Side and we're being to some extent also has to admit that China's <hes> Cullum BECO- meeting the commitment at the W._T._o.. Accession political. ooh financial market aspect <hes> is probably less than as fashion and this walks one area desk the US out so I think <hes> you know under this pressure all the natural that <hes> you okay. This is something we should do and <hes> we are updating originally open kind by one year so I the giants <hes> so I think there's enough sensibility politics step. I think you know provides a will to demonstrate through your scullions as serious about putting up and you know sense. I think the financial market is sort of test here. You know when you talk about China's open market the financial lock it is but it MS test to open <hes> allies <hes> we can't live up to the rhetoric.
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"While you're earlier than originally only planned for more my colleague Joe Young Spoke Wave John John Gong Professor Ways University of International Business and Economics and d'artagnan author and columnist so I know I <hes> people say China's is new nasdaq-style Tack Board Stock Markets which started trading today's expected to become a new catalyst of the country science and technology innovation and meanwhile China's capital markets sees a new milestone to what the greater openness transparency and efficiency so what do you make of it. How should we understand it as a milestone well? It's a tremendous twenty five company that raised five point four billion dollars average bridge up on the day one hundred sixty percent <hes> the high wire at the five hundred twenty percents that was Angie <hes> they make semi conductor materials etc back down to five hundred percent increase but this is a big boom the real issue though is that might have been too much of a boo <hes> these <hes> for a lot of market analysts. They say this is a little bit too much to overvalued <hes> but it was a very good start to at this market now key to this market a couple of things one they have dual listing so that means you can have two shares allows <hes> the people who are creating these <hes> UNICORNS or whatever you WANNA call them they can maintain control troll while allowing investors to have share the prophets <hes> this is <hes> been controversial. <hes> Hong Kong approved last year it was a it has been a feature of the New York Stock Exchange and it was one of the things that was driving a lot of tech berms which have tremendous need for money but don't WanNa lose control especially the people who founded it so there are a number of things working here. It's a very very important in terms of the overall you start looking at where China is going there speeding up their your financial system and this seems to be part of this kind of decoupling which is going on with the United States so John Actually. I mentioned this a big boom but the anticipated much anticipated new. Oh Board has been launched at a time when the U._S. intensified the efforts to block China's technological developments though the so-called de-coupling of the world's two largest economies is unlikely to happen. China find is necessary to reduce use it dependence on the U._S.. In key technologies so what does this new ward mean for those emerging industries of strategic importance and also the high tech manufacturing industries well <hes> is I see there will sewer of new companies of coming from industries you mentioned <hes> high-tech manufacturing this. She's the in other strategic industries completing semiconductor Thomas Critical power technologies these companies would go public and they need to raise capital and it for me is the second largest economy and the wo- just unrealistic for all these companies to go to New York Stock Exchange to other <HES> exchange stock exchange markets in other countries. The trees to raise capital in this country is no need of is not a knack of capital <hes> and also you know the saving rates in China Stu Behi- onto it doesn't make sense to <hes> always rely on forty bucket so some of the differences we just driving getting some new technology compass going to listed on boring changes his possessive because of the you know the difficulties and other listing requirements <hes> currently existing on the incumbent exchanges here in China so you WanNa change that and also I think <hes> some of the talk about you know penalizing and go Yup Chinese listed companies in the U._S.. I'm Lynn politicians in Washington. Probably provides additional impetus to you know the speed at which we introduce these new trading walk because at the end of the day these companies are sort of strategically important to China and we don't want to have these companies to be rapidly to actions from politicians in Washington Washington D._C...
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"Be above the law the free from punishment so please help us understand more about the violent protesters. We'll see the rationale behind their behaviors because to all of us a lot of these acts are far beyond a peaceful protesting and blatantly challenge the national sovereignty. So why exactly do they ask for now at verb. Beginning is a bill Jio as I said the bill is being shelved. The bill is dead and normally you would say that's end of protests in a sense they have achieved a victory. I think exactly because of the concession of the government somehow how the emboldened that hood look. What are we have achieved? We should continue with other protest. The government would continue to make a concessions whatever demands the government will give us so. I think there's just wrong this is wrong belief and also emboldened by the concession by the government but also by the encouragement by <hes> from the Western media is a lot of what basically previous for those protesters like the innocent that youngsters that don't know much about the law <hes> there is is is goodwill is non AOL wheeled so somehow they should be pardoned. This'll be forgiven whatever violence they have made <hes> you know those should be free free from any punishment I think is really the willful name of those young protestors is making things worse and behind that of course it's <hes> there are some of the legitimate concern like grievances but he's not about to the bill is about the more like the gap between rich and poor the lack of opportunities for the young people all the in a sense the upward mobility. There's lack of that accountability lack of innovation Asian thereon problems young people say hey the housing prices are too expensive or simply connor followed that there's no future for me. I think those concerns are legitimate. That's fine and they should have focused on solving that problem but also remember Knbr solve those problems overnight. It had to work with the gunman too. I mean working hard for a better future but not protesting for <hes> getting house or getting whatever material gains that's just not realistic indeed very quickly. Ah Chain to all the police as you mentioned also founded illegal storage of dangerous coups and also a large number of offensive weapons explosives. So where do you think this whole situation is heading to shoot a people be worried about extremism and deter with him. I think so now if you look at the escalation now some of the protesters are being hardened to challenge not only the Hong Kong government but also the central government the not only attack the police force of stopping the legislative console. They are now targeting the symbols of the central government the challenging the power of the Central Government Authority of the central government and also the One Country Two Systems. This is the foundation of Hong Kong. They are breaking the law at the same time the asking for a free over there <hes> so they're asking for something so unrealistic that's impossible to meet the demand so I think unless the realize like the that and to step back a little bit otherwise there's no ah good end and there will be constance <hes> so I I hope on comment. Will you know just muster the courage and support completely the police force and to restore the low and Audrey Hong Kong <hes> thanks to do as our chief political analyst shooting coming up in the next segment you run ambassador warrants.
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"The central government in the United States has grown more power yes and then that we that we become even yes at some time and that way everything is even there you have it and that's what we all want it right now here's our forecast will start the day out along the east coast under mostly cloudy skies with lots of rain extending from Florida all the way up through the New England states but that's going to change as we get throughout the day today showers will begin drifting off shore so for those areas experiencing rain for places like the mid Atlantic and the east coast beaches we could see some drying out later this afternoon another pocket of rain today just on the leeward side of the Rocky Mountains to the east eastern Colorado Kansas and Nebraska as well as northern Oklahoma over the threat of showers today for most of Texas will remain hot and dry in the west things remain bone dry with the likelihood of the red flag warnings for areas of the desert southwest and west coast due to low humidity so a little bit of wind and some fuels that could spark wildfire with a ways to go for your fourth of July holiday weekend the national forecast from red eye radio I'm meteorologist John trout there is no news news station is K. T. A. R. news ninety two three FM Hey it's Tom from the **** pizzeria you asked for it and now it's here I'm excited to announce that the **** app is live ordering your financiers favorites like pizza salad in Wayne's is now even.
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"The Mitchell report highlights many of the salient points, you reference out, for example, all the witnesses identified by Dr Ford, either refuted, paraly- Gatien's or failed to cooperate them, including best friend leave. A Kaiser says she doesn't know Mr. cavenaugh has no recollection of ever being a part of your gathering where he was president. Additionally, she told the post in early July she'd been assaulted in the mid nineteen eighties in the later told Senator Feinstein and early eighties and then by claims of trauma, induced memory loss narrowed that to the summer of eighty two so there's a series of things that I think are methodically laid out by Mitch Mitchell. And again, none of this is an attack on Dr Ford. I don't see how anyone could have listened to her testimony without killing an enormous amount of sympathy that again, we have to have a standard here. There have to be some corroboration, otherwise it's came up. And I think Lindsey Graham has clearly laid out the consequences of going down this road both for the committee in particular. But also for the judiciary in general right now. I want to switch you, and I do defense and foreign affairs, and I had to. Stories that matter number one Iraq has a new president Barham Salih is their new predators occurred. He's a moderate. I think it's a very good development. What do you think? We'll see I guess the problem is the coalition. He cobbled together. It very fragile. And in some cases, relies upon unsavory characters. The United States, but this is better than a variety of other outcome. It critical that the central government of Iraq. Find a way to resolve it mom standing grievances, not only with the Chinese in Washington rack where I spent a good deal of my life. But with the Kurds which.
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"Under a functioning central government the articles of confederation and eventually they constitution of the united states i barely touch the tip of the iceberg here go back you would look at sixteen fifty one the navigation acts seventeen thirty three the molasses sacks seventeen fifty four we talked about the albany congress seventeen sixty three the proclamation of seventeen sixty three seventeen sixty four the sugar act seventeen sixty four the currency yet seventeen sixty five we talked about the stamp act and then the stamp act congress seventeen sixty six the declaratory act these are acts of britain seventeen sixty seven the townshend revenue act seventeen seventy the boston massacre seventeen seventy three the tea act seventeen seventy three the boston tea party seventeen seventy four the intolerable acts seventeen seventy four the first continental congress has we've just talked about seventeen seventy five the second continental congress seventeen seventy six the formal declaration of independence by the second continental congress this is your history now step back and look at what's taking place in this country today the nature of our government is utterly incompletely unmortgaged from that history the size of the government i say the government i mean the federal government the central government the power of the government the nature of the government the endless series of taxes regulations impositions by the federal government federal government that was created by the states with limited authority separation of powers balance of powers specific powers at all other authority left to individuals other governing power left to the states.
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"Of the most republican states in the union kentucky very conservative matt bevin republican governor here's the problem if you talk about give you one example i country that i know pretty well israel there are no states in israel basically everything is the central government is small country it's only eight million people and everything is done by the central government and that means you don't have to deal with federal state and local regulations education is particularly tough that way because of course the basic unit of organization as your local school district but then most of the money comes from the state in most states and it's unclear how how you adjust that if you live in a rich school district with a lot of pricey homes how do you avoid just pumping in much more this even became an issue for courts then you would be able to put much more money into your school system then someone living in an inner city say the someone in bloomfield hills in michigan or grosse pointe will be able to spend more on schools is someone in the city of detroit and then you have the additional problem with the federal government starting in the sixties where now over ten percent of the funding for schools comes from the feds and that comes with all kinds of layers of bureaucracy and all kinds of stipulations and i do think that that the nature of this has to be to devi rocker ties it and get rid of some of those extra levels coming up the founding fathers built gridlock into the system because they didn't want federal government to be the nicotine george the one on one of the very few things that that is the mandate exclusively all the executives of the president is national security major movements in our national security when the townhall review continues the economy's flying relations nowhere to be seen flation risks was baited interest rates are low and the fears over european politics well except for britain eight candidates appeared it's easy to explain why markets have been celebrating and why.
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"Central government takes action mike spaulding wtmj news wisconsin is one of twenty states crossed the country suing the federal government over obama care say nuts unlawful since the individual mandate has been eliminated attorney general gretchen will tells wtmj steve's defeating her removed bear or the individual mandate on its own and it's robert the majority were clear in two thousand twelve that the individual mandate would not be constitutional on its own despite the lawsuit governor walker plans to sign the measure into lots of day this year he's been pushing the reinsurance proposals away to stabilise the market and lower costs news about your money economic outlook remains strong that from the new federal reserve chair drone powell who testified today before the house financial services committee ironically as he testified wall street started the pommel right now the dow is down thirty five it had been down three figures at one point this morning milwaukee's food seen is getting more national attention butcher shops defined dining milwaukee has three restaurant towards out for one of the most prestigious awards in the industry by being named james beard award finalised fake where final recognizing that we era it's nomination number two four but vac owner karen bell the great immunity to then um if you have all that much mark great because it's not competitive in my mind kits marvis a part of it it environment for nomination lizards whittle down next month in chicago mike spaulding wtmj news.
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"At eleven o'clock it's 45 degrees today partly cloudy high of forty five from the wtmj breaking news center i'm tony badoc president trump up early in tweeting about the government shutdown he's at the white house but that's a change of plan then what he originally was shooting for president trump's supposed to spend the weekend at his marla go resort in florida instead the white house scrapping his travel plan yesterday in order for him to stay in washington and monitor what was happening on capitol hill there's a big gala planned for this evening in palm beach to mark the one year anniversary of his inauguration tickets for the event starting at one hundred thousand dollars a pair which includes dinner and a phone with the president but officials say the president will not head south until congress was able to agree on a measure to fund the government here's more from abc news government shutdown now 12 hours long in the senate said to return to negotiations this hour republican senator lindsey graham this morning says he's encourage that majority leader mitch mcconnell is willing to put on the table a measure that would fund the government for three weeks through february eighth something graham floated on the senate floor last night as the clock ticked down to midnight graham says in a statement that he believed that shortterm funding bill would pass if there was a commitment that after february eighth the senate would address immigration and daca he said after his discussions last night with lawmakers from both parties it's clear that a commitment to push forward on immigration is the key to ending the government shutdown karen travers abc news the white house republicans say democrat demands for dhaka legislation is holding a spending plan hostage while democrats have taken to calling republicans who control congress in the white house in competent central government services.
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"Their hardearned dollars is it really about retaining power in controlling central government yeah it absolutely is this is and in fact it would be in the left's own interests to enact a tax cut lamblike this for a number of reasons for one thing economic growth means more money for governments not just were else if you take a look at a one percent increase in the growth rate of the gross domestic product and you start recognizing how much governments take from that in a twenty trillion dollar economy you're talking about upwards of two hundred billion dollars of additional growth and governments will take federal state and local about thirty percent of that right off the top so that's a pretty incredible amount of money justice start with his pizza president national taxpayer's union let's talk about this money that's overseas base money that that the companies are afraid to repatriate because if they do they're gonna be charged that the the tax rate now which is 35 percent they've already pay taxes in the country where the money's you're sitting habit making it easier for them to bring that back does the president the senate the house in eventually him do they get any guarantees that that money will be reinvested that bill open up plants in businesses and factories here with that money anything tied to that or not they do get guarantees that that money is going to start coming back and back this is what's all dean direct h reation where the deal of getting the lower corporate tax rate is currently being proposed at twenty percent in both bells art of the deal of getting so all.
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"Course he got ninety three point some proof i want to meet at seven percent kurds who voted against it i was i was actually shocked that it was in ninety nine point nine nine i know nine percent that voted for it but it resolved that domestic dick politics and that problem a traded it four this problem with the central government of iraq turkey and iran bersani was betting that the turks really don't have the capacity to do much though half they'll path but they're so invested in the care g that after aired one makes a a show of it he really won't do much now that being maybe a miscalculation on their part me everyone is in a full fight with the pkk the turkish kurds as well as trying to prevent syrian kurds from establishing an autonomous may be late in northern syria right up on his board that may be miscalculation manila's that was the caucus in baghdad with baghdad they figured this is great leverage for us to negotiate they were quite worried about what the iranians might be doing it i think that is the wild card what the iranians might be doing their white angry at the trump administration is required which are mission for being so vocally opposed to this independence referendum because they felt it has enabled the worst instincts of all three of these of all three two cents the dirty secret is of course negotiations have already had had continued between arab beal and baghdad the border her hasn't really been closed between turkey and the carragee everyone has said 25 times we're going to shut off the oil we will shut off the tap wearing one more day we're and he hasn't shut off the oil the iranians really do however have the means to do a lot of harm and mischief in in the care jian in kurdistan areas of iraq i always feel pelagic we come close to the end and i realize there so many good questions that i have to um omit and thank you all for very thoughtful questions um it's been a very lively discussion let me just conclude or allow you a chance to conclude with closing line of your book and i again i do recommend the.
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"The central government in baghdad we have to work with our partners in the kurdish regional government uh up in northern iraq and we have to finish the fight off against the islamic state it's a good thing that raka fell last week i don't think that would have fallen if it hadn't been for changes to the rules of engagement and to the delegation of command and control to our military officer not putting it in the hands of white house staffers um but uh we can't assume of that fight as over islamic state still controlled territory in eastern and southern syria which is vital to iran and the assad regime it has a law having that man bridge built on and it's in our paramount interest that we stop it from happening again walking with our partners in the region but if the earlier panels tightlybound ib instead when you look at the map now on is it really understood diphtheria does not go back together that iraq does not look like it did a decade ago it's hard to see syria being reunited um in a unitary government on their hands of the assad regime in damascus given what the assad regime along with iran and russia have done over the last six years i'm not sure we should say it's in our interest either um i think you know in iraq where we have a lot more influence we have troops on the ground uh we've invested a lot of lives a lot of money off time in that country we need to take for firmer hand and try to reach negotiated compromise solution between some of the factions while also pushing all those factions away from iran rgc in the popular militias they're committed to counter can you compare and contrast the relationship between cutter in the obama administration and the relationship quick current administration catherine herridge fox news.
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"Have jd mellberg financial have the appropriate lies since his for the products they offer when shots rang out early wednesday while the republicans practice for thursday charity softball game alabama representative mo brooks is only a few feet away from capitol police officers with eventually kill the suspect before the day de democrats were demanding more gun control representative brooks tells the selim radio network that it's no surprise they want to infringe on the second amendment again all the biggest threat to the left in my judgment in the second amendment because the left wants to sort of the surely andrew radically increased the power of the central government and that is exactly what our founding fathers wanted to prevent exactly why the second amendment it is any united states constitution works out of the fr central government become i'm dick toro as our founding fathers feared after all that's what they had bought to liberate themselves from where the king of england if it goes that direction the second amendment is what allows us to take our government back and restore the right the art of pride of us and you've seen it were they try to deprive people their first amendment rights freedom of speech this is town although com oh this is a special we could sixth avenue operators for those of us who love mountain hardware and colombia mountain hardware in colombia or the brands we know and trust to take us through alaska's rainy and wet summers and they are never on sale this early in the season but for only one week at 6 th avenue operators you can get the quality you need at prices that can't be beat anywhere else this week through this sunday an only this week every item of mountain hardware in colombia at 6 th avenue lot fitters is twenty five percent off that's rain jackets rain pence camping gear sleeping bags and more on sale this week only at twenty five five percent off nyu route six th avenue lot fitters remember to pick up your salmon sisters extra toughs you know extra job is the go to boot for alaska men women and children and this year the salmon sister designs for women are fabulous.