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Fresh update on "china" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia
"These companies have got to figure out how to work together. The White House has promised that this had this resolved before. I think they ought to get this done. Now Scott says, this is dangerous territory in which to be involved politically. Biden has always talked about the need for strong unions and sick pay. So this puts him in a very tense situation. Meanwhile, senator Kirsten gillibrand of New York says that she feels there's no, well, there is room to work in the next session. 6 Republicans voted for a paid leave for these rail workers. That means there's a willingness to, I think, work in the new Congress on a real national paid leave plan. Angela Brown says a new session should work on it. A judge has ruled that the Department of Justice may resume using seized Mar-a-Lago records without the special master's approval, appeals court vacating the appointment in essence. This is a major defeat for Donald Trump means a DoJ may move forward now he may appeal to the full appeals court and he may go beyond that to the Supreme Court, but for now the prosecution can go on. President Joe Biden says he's ready to talk with Vladimir Putin under the right conditions about Ukraine and that mister Biden feels of mister Putin if he is serious about ending the war, then they can talk and consultation with my friends and my NATO friends. I'll be happy to sit down with Putin to see what he wants has in mind. He hasn't done in the meantime. I think it's absolutely critical. What Emmanuel said, we must support the Ukrainian people. Meanwhile, president Emmanuel Macron, France, was in The White House today and the two reaffirmed together their commitment that that of NATO and the people of Ukraine. Meanwhile, China's president Xi Jinping has urged European council president Charles Michel to solve the crisis in Ukraine as a way to better the relations between those two. Beijing has made a pivot in the city to loosen some COVID controls, Bloomberg's Emma O'Brien says allowing patients to isolate at home is a definitely a major step. So this is a very big step that that will allow you to quarantine at home. That is a sign that they will accept a little bit more spread of COVID living with COVID style because it does mean less control. And MSS further move away from COVID zero then she says it remains to be seen what other cities will do. In San Francisco, I'm Ed Baxter. This is Bloomberg right. Thanks, head. Let's get to tingle, a chief China economist at Nomura international who joins from Hong Kong. Ting Liu, thanks for being with us. What's your take on the steps that the government in China is taking to relax some of these COVID restrictions? Coming too late now should this pivot perhaps have come at a much earlier time? Well, it's never too late. I think it's just very well come because zero COVID is not sustainable. And I believe they will have to do this. Yes, maybe it's a little bit too late, but I think this is the right step. Yes, the policy wasn't sustainable, but half out of it is going to be an interesting one to navigate. Indeed, what sort of bumps and challenges do you anticipate going ahead? Yeah, well, I believe they now end in zero, but they will have to get into a new stage. That's about flattening the curve. I believe we will see inevitable search of infections in China in the next couple of months. And they will have to be prepared for this. But first and foremost, of course, I believe they need to switch narratives. They need to tell people that most of the people infected of bones have serious disease. It's not a pneumonia. So they won't swamp the hospitals. They're squeezed or the resources. Then, of course, they also need to increase vaccination for this elders. That's a two most important steps for the government. Now, I know your expertise is overall the economy. But if you could get in and look a little bit at the level of the healthcare system, is it sufficient to handle this right now? Have they fortified it in a way where they're better prepared? Well, compared with city states are like Singapore or some of the small economies like the Hong Kong definitely the Mainland China is not really so reaching those resources. But competitors will be compared with a bunch of emerging markets like India and actually asking China is better. And also we need to recognize that omicron is much less what that is and before. So I believe that China has the resources to handle the infection so only
Amber Athey: The Hypocrisy of Biden Not Intervening Against Apple
"John Kirby yesterday on Fox goes on with Martha maccallum and in a tremendous act of journalism Martha maccallum just eviscerates John Kirby puts him on the spot I played the video earlier in the show Basically brings up this little conundrum the administration finds themselves in Biden finds it perfectly okay to attack a private company in Twitter the Biden administration oh we've got our eyes on Twitter We don't like what they're doing blah blah blah You've heard all that And yet apple that according to multiple reports was been colluding with the Chinese government to shut down AirDrop it's really weird amber Kirby had nothing to say We're not getting involved there That's a private company I mean is there a bigger example of hierarchy over hypoxia They just don't care They're in charge of like screw We don't care what hypocrites Oh it's so true They did the same thing back when they asked companies and encouraged the boycott in Georgia because they didn't like the election law that was passed there But then just a little while later when there was the question of whether companies should boycott the Olympics that were being held in China the Biden administration suddenly switched gears and said oh well their private companies they can do what they want So they like to exert their influence on corporations when it's politically convenient to them but otherwise they like to pretend they have this laissez-faire stance
Fresh update on "china" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"In chantilly worth 38, ten quarter 42, Columbia 39° down to the 20s overnight. It's great to have your company this evening at 8 40. Some of China's largest cities are easing COVID restrictions while police watch for any new protests. Thousands of people blasted the government thousands took to the streets over COVID policies. The government may now be trying to diffuse public anger and prevent a larger outbreak of protests. This demonstrator spoke with the BBC. The COVID situation that has sparked the whole situation, but generally speaking, the oppression and the lack of freedom we feel has definitely filled this anger. BBC's China media analyst Carrie Allen has more about some of the changes happening. In the city of Guangzhou, if your clusters are qualified close contact. So somebody's tested positive in your close contact. You might now be allowed to quarantine in home and also some closed off management measures that were temporarily implemented have been lifted. Chinese authorities maintain a tight grip on the country's Internet. It's a complex multi layered censorship operation. It blocks their access to almost all foreign news and social media. A 41 President Biden hosts a state dinner for French president Emmanuel Macron at The White House as we speak during a news conference this afternoon, they addressed a variety of issues, including Ukraine, climate change, supply chain issues and global health issues. Mister Biden and Macron also addressed economic differences as they tackle climate change. We agreed to discuss practical steps to coordinate in a linear approaches. So that we can strengthen and secure the supply chains, manufacturing, and innovation on both sides of the Atlantic. Macron and some European officials have expressed objections over subsidies for American made climate technology and the inflation reduction act. The United States and
China's Xi urges Ukraine talks in meeting with EU's Michel
"China's president has asked for negotiations on solving the Ukraine conflict whilst in talks with the European council president Charles Michel, Chinese leader Xi Jinping said solving the Ukraine crisis through political means was in the interest of Europe and Eurasia he also discouraged any escalation of the conflict and suggested that all parties work for peace in a briefing with reporters European council president Charles Michel said. I urged prison chief at our new China sermon in April to use his influence on Russia to respect the UN charter. China has made these statements in the past, but has refused to condemn Russia's invasion and criticize sanctions against Moscow. I'm Karen Chammas.
Fresh update on "china" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia
"This is Bloomberg, Deborah, Asia for this Friday, December 2nd in Hong Kong, Thursday, December 1st in New York and coming up this hour. Agent stocks open lower traders look next to the November jobs report in the U.S. American authorities seek information about FTX from its trading partners. And the end strengthens as a BOJ board member calls for a policy review at the right time. U.S. Senate clears Bill to avert rail strike rejects increased sick pay, Beijing pivots policy in COVID isolation. Court vacate special master defeat for Trump, I met Baxter with global news. Japan advances at the World Cup while both Germany and Belgium are eliminated. I'm the Schwartzman. I'll have that story more coming up in Bloomberg's boards. That's all straight ahead on Bloomberg daybreak Asia on Bloomberg 11 three O New York. Bloomberg 99 one Washington D.C., Bloomberg one O 6 one Boston, Bloomberg 9 60 San Francisco, Syria's exam one 19 and around the world on Bloomberg radio dot com and via the Bloomberg business app. Hi, everybody. Our three of the program nice to have you with us. We have some new markets opening up and futures for China will take a closer look in just a moment. I'm Brian Curtis in Los Angeles. And I'm Paul Allen in Sydney woman and past midday on Friday afternoon. Seeing
Red, white, blue theme for French White House state dinner
"President Biden is set to host the first White House state dinner since 2019. French president Emmanuel Macron and some 300 other guests will feast on White House chef Chris commerford's menu. Beautiful things from the land and sea. From the starter. Butter poached Maine lobster. To beef American cheeses and pastry chef Susie Morrison's dessert. Orange to 5 cake with roasted pears. All served with a red white and blue theme in a heated south lawn pavilion were First Lady Jill Biden is evoking the memory of her mom, whom she says made every dinner feel special, even if it was just frozen fish sticks. He would bring out the China and put fresh flowers on the table. In this case, guests will not dine on official White House China, which is not allowed outside the executive mansion. Sagar Meghani, Washington.
Fresh update on "china" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Asia
"Years after drinking a two year $20 million contract extension. The 36 year old is averaging over ten points and 6 rebounds per game in his second state with the Celtics and has helped Boston get off to 18 and four star this season. I'm Dan schwarzman that your Bloomberg world sports update, Juliet. Thanks so much, Dan. Coming up, we're going to talk to Louis Cal's chief apec economist at S&P Global ratings to discuss all the latest. On the outlook for China's economy, we have heard from the top news agency Xinhua the official news agency and China saying that China's officials must live lockdowns quicker than in the past to comply with recent guidance that the call for pandemic prevention controls to minimize disruptions of daily life and of course we saw that momentum yesterday when Beijing announced some easing of restrictions to continuing to follow this and all the market reaction. This is Bloomberg. What I know about courage, I learned from my adoptive mom. She said sometimes you just gotta hold on, and no we'll get through this
China eases some virus controls, searches pedestrians
"More Chinese cities have eased some anti virus restrictions as police patrol their streets to head off protests. Many major cities, including Chengdu in the southwest, announced they were easing testing requirements and controls and movement in some areas markets and bus services reopened the announcements did not mention the recent protests in Shanghai, Beijing and at least 6 are the cities, the protests erupted in response to tough antivirus restrictions which saw mediums throughout China confined to their homes. The recent loosening of restrictions is a sign president Xi Jinping's government was trying to subdue public anger after there was some cause by protesters for chita resign. I am Karen Chammas
Fresh update on "china" discussed on Mark Levin
"Worst nightmare. Mark Levin, call in now 877-381-3811. A couple of things, folks. We're going to have a fantastic brand new fresh life liberty and Levin this Sunday. Very important, I think, opening statement, and we're going to talk also about the protests in China and the protests in Iran, how that affects us why it's important. And the ferry this administration to support these efforts even openly. Public. In any significant way. It will have Gordon Chang on, exclusively with us, who's absolutely fantastic. We'll bring him on from Japan, which is where he is right now. And Richard Goldberg, one of the great experts on Iran as well. And of course me, and one of the things I'm going to talk about is the police state that we're now seeing growing. Within the ranks of the federal government at the behest and direction of Joe Biden and the Democrats. And I'm going to go through a piece by piece by piece. So it's not the
'The Freedom Records' Is Trying to Warn Americans About Socialism
"Back with my friend, my colleague, Morgan zagers, who has started a video audio history of chronicle of those who are really warning America of what they lived through under socialism under communism. It's called the freedom records. Everybody needs to see it share it and use what they learn there to help us prevent that occurring here. Can you share with us that the top one or two? Which of the interviews who was it, where were they from that kind of just, you know, you've been studying this for years now, but which of these interviews just hit you so hard that made you think, oh my gosh, this is so serious. Yeah, I mean, it's actually really difficult because for me, I've, to be honest, I've never really had an interview job before. It's never really been something that I've done. And so to be in a situation where I'm interviewing people about some of the most traumatic moments of their life, it's a very humbling experience. And so we've done about 20 total so far. And they're still getting released every month, but what really has struck me, we interviewed a couple women from communist China. One of them was Jennifer Zhang. I'm not sure if you are familiar with her, but she's very active on social media if you guys want to find her accounts. I can send you the links. And her experiences be telling them to me on the interview, for example, are very somber. There's a lot of crying. There's a lot of sniffles and tissue breaks. And so from the production standpoint, our team, I mean, the camera crew, they aren't even familiar with a lot of these topics. We just hired a camera crew. And so at the end of filming, they come to me in there like Morgan. We had no idea that any of this was going on. And that's because most Americans have no idea that this is going on because our education system our mainstream media, the institutions in our country help communist China perpetuate certain narratives. So interviewing her about the breakup of her family about her faith that she had that eventually led her to be put into a re-education camp where she is tortured, and then, if she's not tortured that day, sent to a slave labor camp that is built right next to the re-education camp, well, I mean, it's really, really a tough situation to hear about. That being said, here's my frustrating part, okay? We interview her. It's a firsthand testimony. She eventually escapes the camp and makes it to America, would be one goal of telling her story, like we're doing right now. I put it on social media, but of course, big tech, they look at that kind of information where she's explaining how she's forced to do labor for American companies to sell American goods to American citizens. And what do you know? I get flagged for sharing false information by big tech. And I'm told your page is going to be shut down.
Biden Administration Stays Silent on China Protest
"Here it is. Cut 22 after I'm being asked about the COVID protests in China. Cut 20%. Here you look at what's happening here in China is certainly not reticent at all to criticize the United States. If you disagree if the United States disagree with this zero COVID policy, why not let it be known to everybody? Shame on every part of the Biden administration for their silence here. They were silent when Hong Kong was put under the thumb. They were silent when a million Uighurs are put into concentration camps. They have been silent over the suppression of the Catholic Church in China. They are now silent, as people are hustled away into taxicabs in little bits, freedom, moving through. We get to see little glimpse at former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tonight, tweeted less than an hour ago. We stand with the Chinese people. I'd like to hear the president say that because that is in fact what the American people believe we ought not to be kowtowing to China, regardless of how much we need them to be the world's factory. Now,
How Morgan Zegers' Communist Roommate Was a Catalyst for Her Work
"Why did you think it was important to get on film the experiences in the interviews of people from China from Cuba from North Korea from Venezuela? What was the initial impetus for you? Yeah, well, for me, I think it's because I had a personal experience when I went to college. Now, I had no idea that the situation with our public school system and with how we educate young people on the history of the 20th century and socialism and communism specifically was so bad until I went to school myself and I had a communist roommate. Now I've told your listeners about this before, but she basically had a poster on her wall on day one of Mao Zedong, Lenin. Let's be clear here. This isn't somebody who came here from North Korea or Vietnam. This is an American girl at an American college with a poster of mass murderers on her wall who wasn't hiding it, but self professed her identity as a communist, correct? Exactly. And so I ended up in a problem because I'm talking to this self identifying communist with mass murderers and dictators on her wall, and she's getting me the classic talking points that her ideas are going to lift up the American working class. They're going to work this time because America is a democracy and it's going to be different than the dictatorships of the past. And so on. Basically that it's progressive and compassionate and that I was the cruel one for not supporting this. And for me, the really big lightbulb moment for myself was the fact that I'm a colonel's daughter. He served in operation Iraqi freedom. He was at the site of 9 11 in the clean up. My dad taught me to love history and respect history, but when it came to me finally being face to face with a communist young person, I had no idea what to say. And so I figured a lot of my peers are probably going to be put in my shoes one day where they're in this conversation. They have no idea how to defend their values because they weren't given a proper education. And that inspired me to figure out how can I open my peers eyes to the harsh truths of history. And by that, the solution really is firsthand testimony interviewing people who actually experienced it. And what is the organization that you founded as a result of that experience with your roommate? Yeah, so originally I started a nonprofit called young Americans against socialism, and we do a bunch from social educational content on apps like Facebook and Instagram and all the young people stuff. But now we're moving into these longer form interviews where we can truly document someone's entire life story of escaping communism. And of course, then what it's like to live in America now versus their communist home country, and then are they seeing any similarities. And now actually, I'm pretty excited we've been transitioning into also providing educational resources and booklets because we want to help out parents who are highly concerned about what's going on in the school system. So we're trying to hit all the marks that we can.
DeSantis Hits Apple for Threatening to Drop Twitter From App Store
"Yesterday on this program, I invade against Apple, threatening to remove Twitter from the App Store. And I'm glad to set the stage. I'm glad to lead the way, but when the hammer came down, it was Ron DeSantis yesterday hitting in the afternoon in a speech, apple for threatening to remove Twitter, cut number 19, the governor of Florida. And then as you've seen that go on in China, you know, there's reports that Apple is not allowing the protesters to use this AirDrop function where they're trying to communicate. That obviously is providing aid and comfort to the CCP. And so you see that report and that's very concerning. And then when you also hear reports that Apple is threatening to remove Twitter from the App Store because Elon Musk is actually opening it up for free speech and is restoring a lot of accounts that were unfairly and illegitimately suspended for putting out accurate information about COVID. That's like one of the main things that's being reinstated. So many things these experts were wrong at and you had people on Twitter that were calling that out and Twitter, the old regime and Twitter, their response was to try to just suffocate the dissent. And in the Elon Musk knows that's not a winning formula. And so he's providing free speech. And so if Apple responds to that by nuking them from the App Store, I think that that would be a huge, huge mistake, and it would be a really raw exercise of monopolistic power that I think would merit a response from the United States Congress. And so don't be a vassal of the CCP on one hand and then use your corporate power in the United States on the other to suffocate Americans and try to suppress their right to express themselves. And so I'm glad I'm glad things are changing at Twitter. And I know there's a lot of work to do with big tech generally, but this is big progress. And we're really happy that that is now happening.
John Solomon: Election Problems Persist in Maricopa County
"County under a cloud. Maricopa's decade long history of election issues from 2012 to 2022. John, I live in Maricopa County. We're doing the show actually live from Maricopa County. And when I talk to people across the country, it has become more than a laughingstock. It has become an insult to American elections and our country, your thoughts. Well, listen, people sometimes forget history real quickly, right? Because we live in a fast paced world, but the train wreck that we saw in 2022 has actually been a slow motion train wreck that started back in 2012. And what's interesting is that when the election irregularity problem started Maricopa County a decade ago, it was the mainstream media and Democrats that were concerned about it in 2012. Arizona Republican called Maricopa County the embarrassment of the United States for its slow election counting, like two weeks of delayed election counting 2014 new problems occurred 2016 during the primary, such significant problem occurred and people were left in lines for such long hours that the Obama Justice Department sent a letter saying, hey, what are you guys doing there? There's been changes of leadership, but no matter what happens in the same issues keep recurring, long lines, problems with machines, inability to vote easily in a state that should be quite easy to vote. And so when you ask, how did we get to this point in 2022? The answer is it's been a decade coming and it's been this county's repeated inability to fix these problems that continue to erode the confidence of Arizona voters in their own system in their largest county.
Tucker Carlson: Apple Purposely Disabled AirDrop Feature in China
"Cut 66, Tucker Carlson talks about how Apple has limited the AirDrop feature in China, play cut 66. Earlier this month, Apple did the bidding of the Chinese government to crush domestic protests against the Communist Party there. Apple did this by disabling its permanent AirDrop feature in China. So why did Apple disable that feature in China? Well, because that feature permanent AirDrop allows iPhone users to communicate directly with one another without using the Internet or cellular networks, both of which in a totalitarian state like China are controlled by the government. And that's why when iPhone users in China began using permanent AirDrop to complain about the Communist Party, Apple just shut it down. Apple is now an active collaborator with China's police state. Someone emailed this freedom at Charlie Kirk dot com. Michael says, you need to move on from Apple products to set an example. That's fine. I acknowledge that. That's why I led with that. I didn't want to act as if I was immune from enriching apple's ability to grow very powerful over our country. And what's so illuminating for conservatives is that for years, we were always told that if we had free markets and lower taxes that things would solve themselves through natural competition and that rule is generally true, but what happens when a company itself begins to infringe on civil liberties? What happens when a company doesn't actually act in their best profit interest, but actually acts in their ideological interest? The CEO of Apple Tim Cook, he is far more interested. In protecting and preserving the Leviathan that Apple has become Apple, similar to Google, by the way, has become its own government. Now,
Steve Gill: Masks Do Not Work Against COVID
"Catch Marjorie Taylor green's tweet the other? Was it yesterday? She was tweeting about how you can wear the thick cotton underwear and it still will not protect you from a fart. Again, rather shocking does he is sitting member of Congress writing about this, but into her point was, so what makes you think one of those masks will be able to protect you from the China virus? Well, especially that we have a new comprehensive medical study that says there's no difference that the mask essentially do not work and the fact that you still see people driving around in their cars by themselves wearing them. I was talking with a friend from China last night. And one of the things that's fueling the riots and the chaos and the absolutely meltdown in China right now is that the Chinese people don't get news media that allows them to know what's really going on in the world. But they're watching the World Cup and they're seeing, you know, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of people going to these games and nobody's wearing a mask while their government is beating them down, locking them in apartment buildings, killing people over masks and a COVID shutdown and they're watching the rest of the world is going to soccer games without wearing a mask. They see the disparate treatment that is being played out. And that's one of the things that's fueling the anger in China.
Apple Possess More Power Than the Federal Government
"Must take a step back and be honest about what Apple is currently doing, not just what Apple is doing in China. But also at Apple is threatening to do to Elon Musk. Now, Apple has successfully diversified. Their business model from controlling the App Store to making hardware laptops, and obviously they're very successful iPhone. To being really controlling the vast majority of podcast market, there's so many different sectors that Apple has been able to successfully get into. And because of this, there are multi $1 trillion companies, right? Multi $1 trillion company. Apple is more valuable. Than several countries in Eastern Europe. It's just hard to even wrap your head around. In fact, apple is more valuable than I think you could combine 5 or 6 African countries. Just a single private company. Apple has now threatened to remove Twitter from the App Store, effectively ending the company. If Elon Musk continues on his free speech crusade. All the while Apple has just limited and restricted. AirDrop, which is an ability in the midst of protests to share information, share videos, share location, in the midst of all of the anti CCP protests. Right now, Apple, and I say this with a lot of thought, Apple possesses more power than several parts of the federal government. Apple is more powerful in many different ways than the Department of Justice. The Federal Trade Commission. Apple has the ability to involve themselves in an anti CCP movement. And then all the while say that we are going to act like the CCP in America and prevent Elon Musk from continuing to liberate Twitter.
Rep. Ken Buck: The Value of Content Neutrality
"I think Apple excuse me has the solutions easiest for Apple Apple should allow sideloading of apps Now I like to give both sides I'm not interested in propaganda here Apple's take which isn't illegitimate is going to be well we don't want to let people side load apps because they can be scam apps they can be corrupted There's got to be some kind of quality standards but again the calendar to that is well you can have a set of standards and a vetting process and as long as it's transparent standards everybody can see and meet everybody will be abiding and playing by the same rules But in my opinion I'd like your opinion on it Obviously I think Apple presents the easiest antitrust anti monopoly solution by just doing that I think that's a great solution and what I would want to get from the law that would require that is that there is content neutrality If you're saying you want to prohibit porn on Apple devices great you can say that but you can't say that you want to prohibit hate speech and then you define hate speech as one of the political spectrum or the other And it's really the worst player in this area is Google Google discriminates against Republican fundraising emails Google discriminates against conservative views at the same time they're in China working with China to develop systems that are crushing the protests the very embryonic free speech that's occurring in other countries
Sorelle Amore: A Central Digital Credit System Favors the Government
"I want to play one more cut for you This is sarella Moore explaining digital currency She's pretty popular on these video platforms Talking again about the danger of this stuff Folks it is nothing more than a mechanism to make your phone not only a homing Beacon and a location device but to make it a device to be able to shut off your money at a moment's notice So you can't escape you can't get out of a country you can't get out of a location and you can't buy anything if the government deems you unworthy deplorable or one of the Here listen to this The government is already able to program what its citizens can and can not spend their money on Over the last few years they've limited millions of people's ability to buy things like train tickets passports and luxury goods They're able to do this because of China's intense social credit system that links each person's identity and actions to their bank account Allowing the government to see and to control everything a citizen does with their money And it seems like the west is paying attention The nations like Sweden South Africa and Canada trials of programmable Central Bank currencies are already underway In fact almost half of the world's nations are at some stage of implementing this kind of programmable money meaning no matter where in the world you live this technology is likely only a few years away Ah there you go Wow that's not coming here Really Really it's not there I'm telling you there are some Republicans who support this Two No it is coming here We still got time to stop it She said something very interesting there too Did you guys catch it Did you mention train tickets And tickets and plane tickets The great way to keep dissidents air quotes from traveling out of your country if you're the Chinese Communist Party right Shut down their money so they can't buy a plane ticket out Then they can say oh is this a prison state No no it's not a they can leave any time
Bo Li Calls on the Left to Support a Central Bank Digital Currency
"Listen to boli former deputy governor of people's bank of China Talk about welfare food stamps contracts purchases and a digital bank did your Central Bank digital currency and I want you to listen very closely at the end How he throws in the social justice buzz term to make sure all you left these will buy into this Check this out The third way we think about improved energy inclusion is through what we call programmability That is CDC can allow government agencies and private sector players to program to create smart contract To allow targeted policy functions for example welfare payment For example consumption coupon for example food stamp By programming CBDC those money can be precisely targeted for one kind of people can own and one of the kind of use this money can be utilized for example for food So this potential programmability can help government agencies to precisely target their support to those people who need support So that way it can also improve financial inclusion Folks these people are not stupid
China vows crackdown on 'hostile forces' as public tests Xi
"China's ruling Communist Party says it will resolutely crack down on infiltration and sabotage activities by hostile forces. The statement was released late Tuesday after the largest street demonstrations in decades were staged by citizens fed up with strict anti virus restrictions, while it didn't directly address the protests, the statement serves as a reminder of the party's determination to enforce its rule. There has been a massive show of force by the internal security services to deter a recurrence of protests that broke out over the weekend in Beijing and other cities, security forces had been conducting random ID checks and searching mobile phones for evidence of participation in demonstrations. I'm Charles De Ledesma
Winston Churchill's Warning of the Iron Curtain
"To get this visual idea of a curtain coming down, when this speech came out, this was a fault that had been around that you used a mini, this separated the two sides. This iron curtain is a movable object that is coming down in which the east and the west were separate. If you read deeply into the speech, you can see that Churchill's desire, is there not to be a separation. I think he believed inherently that if there would be more cooperation, there would be more influence. There would be more contact. There would be more of the freedom contacting the non freedom that the freedom would win out. Of course, the USSR did not want that freedom. They did not want their influence, the people influenced by free invest you saw this iron curtain is Churchill. So poetically put, crossing the continent of Europe and taking what was free on one side as he talks about and then what was not free on the other. If you look at this today, the concern that is out there among many. Is that we are seeing communist states. Our totalitarian states who are seeing more and more of an opportunity to expand their sphere of influence and expand opportunities. We're seeing them become more closed in. You see North Korea that is one of the most backward, small countries in the world that terrorizes all people for it's living. And a very existence. You have China who's spreading more and more and putting pressure on its neighbors. You see Russia who is taking armed aggression into those to provide a quote buffer, real or imagined in Putin's head to keep the Soviet Union or the Russia and protection. This is seems in 1945 or 1946 in this speech but I believe Winston Churchill laying out the facts. That in a world in which you have divisions of beliefs in freedom and expansion for people that the governments of the world are going to have to be able to cooperate with each other and experience the benefits of freedom, the benefits of a government in which you have a legislative executive you have a judiciary that is on its own and not try to keep people in the dark or behind the curtain of freedom. This is going to be the battle as we go forward. It was the battle then. And it's something now that you hear a great deal of spoken of whether it's in the Ukrainian president zelensky, you hear it with the other country surrounding them, is that if this happens in Ukraine, what is next? Is it simply going to stop here?
Marc Morano: Public Health Bureaucrats Were High on Power in 2020
"In 2020 though, the World Health Organization, which by the way, Bill Gates is the second funder behind the United States government to the World Health Organization. Their leader Tedros was picked by China, sent a delegation of people world health officials to China to investigate Chinese response. Within a matter of days, they came back and essentially said, we have seen the future. It is China. If you want to contain this virus, do exactly what China's doing. Italy followed suit and then the entire western world followed suit based on World Health Organization guidance. Anthony Fauci was even January 2020 was in an interview saying, can you imagine us shutting down San Francisco in New York like they're doing in China? It could never happen here in the U.S.. Neil Ferguson, the modeler then said, we thought it couldn't happen in the west until it did. So this was like just manna from heaven for these public health bureaucrats who had just couldn't even imagine that they could have this kind of power and sway. And then of course, Donald Trump, I still maintained that if Hillary Clinton were president, I think there would have been massive pushback, but because Trump of a conservative Republican did this emergency decree and then got duped into supporting the ten days, the slowest. We all got duped. We have to be clear. We all got duped. I never suspected when they're talking about a vaccine that there could be anything negative about that. I thought, what a great thing. How wonderful. Let's get this on the fast track. Most of us had no clue what was actually happening. And we are, it is in our national character to be nice to go along. We trust it. And we trusted, this is often what people do. But at some point you begin to wake up, you begin to look around and say, hey, wait a second. What is happening? But those of us who did speak up were crushed by the global elites. I
"china" Discussed on Mosaic of China
"I would rather stab my eyes out with forks. Ben goto k-tvhe people who don't get paid to sing should not sink. Welcome to mosaic of china put coughed about people who are making them all in china. I'm your host oscar kooks so this is the second special compilation episode from season. Two and this one is all about the guests answers to the question. What if your go-to song to sing. K tv and as you'll hear from some of the answers you don't need to be a fan of karaoke to have an answer to this question if you want to listen to the version of this episode which includes excerpts of the music that each guest mentions stop right now and subscribe to the premium version of mosaic of china on patron apple. Or otherwise you can listen to this version without the music embedded and instead. Listen to the song choices separately on the playlist that i've created on spotify and q music. Check out the mosaic of china website for the links louise's roy be childbirth and lactation specialist from episode. Six allocative ism art. You've got to choose wisely. Said the right time in the evening and the right moment of the room and everything. But i think probably my favorite just like kick things off songs would be something like sweet child of mind or something just that you could belt out and get get things going. Belting rocks spelt it melted and like graphic like eighties actions if only there was a video recording. Now anyone listening and you can imagine that. Kiss photo with the tongue. Sticking out cassandra. Chen the heavy metal bar owner from episode. Sixteen o switch of mine that's a classic but you wouldn't call that heavy right. That's obviously no no. It's pretty enjoyable to sing the song. Michael kinsey the fire engineer from episode twenty five. So i know one. Chinese song is called. I walk yet. so it's a love song events. Don't go right exactly. It's a ballot. Very simple okay. So ballots means it slows. You can actually read the bloody lyrics exactly And i've memorized the lyrics as well. I can just about read them. Now there's no wrapping which is good for me for my background growing up in the mean streets of sorry. Yeah it's just about manageable almost sound okay. Yes those are the ones you need to learn. People always liked the upbeat ones that it's too fast. True alex shoah the clean energy entrepreneur from episode eleven. So i always like to surprise and terrify people with my wrapping. Because i come from atlanta so i usually wrapped to outcast or ludicrous so fresh and so clean is probably my favorite of the outcast song and then i usually do a little free style in there so i kind of make up my own words at some point. That sounds like you put quite a lot of effort into it. Well i do. I have to make up for all of my friends and colleagues. Who are seeing beautiful delicate chinese songs in harmony in the right pitch trained you know and since. I can't really do chinese songs very well. This is how i build my guanxi in other ways. John drew you in the humanities professor from episode three i have a really good knowledge about tony spinsters zones so i see all the on easter songs for example once as being lonely who go down right this don facet of romantic being only is how he would along. His criminal live by himself. Non lor ben gu the african community organizer from episode fourteen It's anything man like whatever whatever feels good in the moment you know. One that i did recently is Ordinary people oh legend because many because that song is on that thing can handle for now. So that's what i've been seeing recently. Defend your range semi range exactly. Yes michelle the improvise. Ational comedian from episode twenty. Oh i was saying this journey may with how i only have you in. My heart knows no space for anyone else. Who thinks that hong shao who had a singer from taiwan okay. I love this some because in my key in terms i feel comfortable and this little bit jazz style and little bit drama style and also ninety eighty disco peak. Michelle all right. Gio need mayo. Ta nika judo. Cini being a free performance. Wendy thunders the architect from episode twelve but would be something from the club tropicana or something back to my childhood. See the island businessmen from episode fifteen. I have a go to go-to that people want me to sing at k-tvhe yeah it's a louis armstrong. What a wonderful world. You have a deep voice as that way. Yeah but it's because they want to hear me. Impersonate him oh you can do an impersonation so once people get drunk enough if i get drunk out that somehow always and it's not because the thing is the version on the tv machines isn't even very good scrapping jong the hand across designer from episode. Because i don't do singing. I i really don't know how to sing so it's going to be about which one money money money's always seeing it in do it with somebody. Marie king the public affairs leader from episode twenty nine. There's a few. But i guess the one that i like to sing if i can sing with somebody else because it's probably more known as female zone. Holy leroy ing okay. It's a song you know by taiwanese singer that probably is fifteen twenty years old now and You know when. I learned chinese and i tried to improve my colloquial chinese. I did it by trying to listen to more chinese pop. Music is a great way to entertain yourself and learn language. And it's just one of the early songs that you know kind of just tune that stuck with me and you know kind of nod at me and stayed with me and so you have to learn one song right. You need your karaoke song. So that was my song because nobody would have expected. I could sing that song right. It's not like damian. The newhart ally which is very common vladimir djordjevic the brand naming expert from episode thirteen hours. Actually i think terrorized because one of my first trip and my first internship in china we into think lobby of the hotel and i realized that my thinking was going in the whole building. So what kind of terrible hotel was building. It's hotel in shenyang. Nine thousand nine hundred ninety two thousand so. It was a long time ago but today fat to do it. I will probably go for jensen c. Which is a chinese pop singer. Ten years ago. He's seeing very simple songs. Like dopamine and the new hard concord lie.
"china" Discussed on Mosaic of China
"Wong. The peruvian hilo from episode four yuna is beautiful. I feel the energy thing that plays are really pure amazing. Vittorio francese the lawyer from episode. Twenty seven i was stunned by unions. Mountains I found places where you can access only with the jeep. There is driven by a local guy that can bring you up in the mountain and that was pretty amazing. Your tours mobile legend is just a little bit mountain villages. You imagine you in your dreams. I felt for the first time That charleen china wasn't something to mainstream. I felt like you still can get to isolated place up on amounting joe whalen. The africa traveled lager from episode. Twenty eight union local who beautiful. There's big lake. We watched a some writing that and then we went to this very famous national park. It was very pristine alex. Shoah the clean energy entrepreneurs from episode eleven. Actually one of the most incredible places. I've still been his village of she. Joe china Which is near dali In united province. A very small village. And it's actually the place that i did my first project At this place called the lyndon center which is an amazing historical resort. And it's just one of the places. I fell in love with and There's a lot of history a lot of Amazing food they have this. Think of the she joe baba which is this like. It's like pizza almost but like in jan being flavor. I don't know how to describe it but it's amazing everyone in love you genuine. The performance exhibitor from episode seven dalai a utopia always like hippy. Place that you could relax yourself and not think too. Much and people seems to be thinking differently. There are many artists working there and like defect the clouds a so close to you. Write night crystal mo the fine dining expert from episode twenty six and shangrila where. It's the switzerland of china absolutely stunning. Every other person when awesome. That question says i think i should call this. Podcast mosaic of union. I would say everyone says. That's the right answer. I mean you're not is so diverse. I had honeymoon. She shrunk by now and we were in the rainforest in an orchid forest. And then i've also been to the northern parts around shangrila up into the snow. Capped mountains all in one province and everything in between vladimir djordjevic the brands naming expert from episode thirteen. It's actually the inner mongolia. I have the occasion to go there for run up about every year in the marathon. The grassland in a small place called suci you can easily get out of it. Run out of it and get into running. Those green greenhills. It's beautiful there's occasion to double triple rainbows and to reconnect with the element. So i like the focus. I like the simplicity of it. I liked to walk on the street. Still like some old cars because it's closer to russia's volga brands. There's a bit of exoticism but to run out of the city in the heels. Yeah i love the way. French people say focus and there you have it all thirty guests from season to in one episode. I'm releasing these compilation episodes every two weeks. So we'll be back with the next one on october. The twelfth with the guests are answers to the question. What if your favorite katie carried. You mosaic of china is me off kooks with artwork by any new and as a gift for listening all the way until the end of today's show i'll reward you with a special version of the ultra music. Thank you very much thank you. It's been a pleasure. Thank you so much. Hey thanks thank you very much. Thank you thank you for. It's been a pleasure. Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you. Thank you very much my pleasure. Thanks thank you thanks a lot. Thank you thank you very much thank you thank you thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you for having me. Now it's my pleasure..
"china" Discussed on Mosaic of China
"Heart. Murray king the public affairs leader from episode. Twenty nine pingyao pingyao guten. I think maybe others have said that too. It's incredible i would recommend to anybody you know. It's a wall is about six square. Kilometers rises up out of the agricultural plains of shansi province and it is a tremendous experience. He feels like you're stepping into a ming dynasty movie and within that walled city. It's a protected unesco world heritage site. So there's really no development on the outside of the of the wall cities it's mostly just farmland. Of course a few tourist things that have popped up but within the the walled city. There really are no cars. You can rent a bicycle. You can bike around the city on the wall There's lots of traditional hotels and restaurants and great food and great people And just wonderful experience. The photos ice off my friends letter that did show mass of tourists though said that's the one downside right. I was lucky enough to go. Twenty years ago von. John the hand across designer from episode eight. I really love yellow mountain. I really love that area there That would be someplace. That's beyond that we visited so many times it's Our friends they have a beautiful hotel there in the middle of the field. It was the old oil factory before really really nice. Seth harvey the education coach from episode nineteen. Chongqing is a pretty cool city to while. I was there for business trip. It reminded me of like the old of shanghai that i had i encountered that had fallen in love with now. Everything's more modernized. Its changed incrementally but when you go to launching. It's kind of like that like Reminds you of the past and brings up those memories and people are super friendly. And you feel like i'm a representative for not just americans of all foreigners and how i act and interact with people. Kind of sets the status quo in their mind of how all foreigners are nice. But that's just you being nice to chongqing. You actually still prefer shanghai million times over. Sean harmon. The company theo from episode nine. There's definitely more beautiful places in china Than morgan sean. But to me. It's kind of a sentimental place. I mean we've we've had a lot of our annual company meetings there with our management team We cook together. We run together through the mountains. We do walks and we create the new strategy for the new year. I also there with my friends on weekends to get out of the city to me. It has a very special place in my heart. I mean now it's getting so built up which is a bit of a shame yes People like you keep talking about it man. I know. I know. I'm sitting here saying on a podcast. Which isn't helping my case. Dj be oh the dj from episode. Twenty three my favorite destination in china we've touched about this is one. It was a city that i've been to more than any other. I love inferno in shanghai temple in beijing but one prison is the coolest bar there. And every good barbie great barr. I should say becomes the personality of the manager. Her name is dong dong and she is an explosive character. That can't really be characterized issue. Twenty she forty. She's whereas these layers of clothing. She's got these big dreadlocks and she cackles when she laughs and one prison bar is almost a manifestation of who she is beyond amon the swedish clown from episode seventeen. My heart will always be on moving mountains. That what i heard is that it is what it did in shaolin them. They banned all the schools on the mount of and they built a village below which i cook ashanti the drag performer from episode. Five my favorite place in china is any place with a very large window and the coffee shop now. The reason being is because i like going on a train and going to a random city finding a coffee shop and just sitting by the window doing my work and people watching. That's just what i enjoy doing. I love doing it in the us. As well i mean you are very urban person right. Oh my god yeah. I'm a city girl. Did boy scouts that. That's all louise. Roy be childbirth and lactation specialist from episode six. I don't get to travel much. I think you probably hear that from a lot of people in healthcare. I don't travel a lot. 'cause babies babies babies they're just born all the time But i really enjoyed visiting us. Back omay shan and leshan. I liked omay shan particularly because it. Just i come from the blue mountains of australia and knowing it felt like that laid-back. Mounteney kind of thing and both of them are in sichuan province friday. Es may i don't know actually emissions right next door to lucia. Where the big buderus casey hall. The fashion journalist from episode twenty two. I do love sichuan province. Many years ago. I went to go national park which is just one of the most spectacular places. I've ever seen a few years after i went. There was a a major earthquake which damaged the puck. And i would be very interested to go back and see what it looks like now and say how different is i've heard that because of the earthquake the clear waters that you could see now on their longer clear right though. I would imagine you'd be disappointed game back my wonder. Yeah maybe it's better not to maybe it's better to keep the nice memory in my mind. It'll bounce back hopefully right. But i just think nature just needs time right. Yeah indeed done budget. The tibetan social enterprise leader from episode ten. I really like asa center. Tibet while went to lhasa like area like the style and made me feel like really connect to the culture. Yeah yeah yeah. i would love to go to lhasa. wendy saunders. the from episode twelve. Before i had kids i used to travel a lot more. I think for me the most surprising then trips we made was go to xinjiang to car. Just because the landscape is just amazing so beautiful but it's also such a different. China is a totally different people. I still remember very clearly. The feelings that i had when i was there is just so surprising. Different saleh matron the investor and developer from episode twenty. Four hour say silkroad. I was born in human close to don. And not only. Because i was born there. I wonder When i was forty exactly for my birthday and also my dad was eighty. It was more like a birthday gift for my dad beautiful. Yeah and also. There's so many different cultures karcher communication buddhism. Hinduism new casey. The landscape changed a cow. Change the language and even people lock different. If you go deep in history the word become much much bigger. Michelle shoot the improvise. Ational comedian from episode twenty last year. I wonder chen joel. In fujian province. Have been there before. I know about it because of They have the first muslims in china. Yeah yeah and when i was there i found that not only mostly in that city but also with some other religion very old religion how to say people will respect the to the fire Zoroastrianism yeah yeah so each kind of culture east kind of religion the have your own space perfectly with how many in that city swear interesting. I really love this kind of atmosphere. I really want to go now. Yeah catherine.
"china" Discussed on Mosaic of China
"That i am a real low toshio honey. No darwin fee the island businessmen from episode fifteen so this is tricky part because china keeps changing so right now. My favorite place in china is delayed. I right. that's somewhere in shanghai right. Yeah right in between since island and downtown shanghai and i rent an apartment there Earlier this year. Because i just. I really liked lake. It's like a mini young version of sins. Just fully young people in dc lake. Everyone's full of energy and just full of growth potential. Ha jane the cardiff divina.
"china" Discussed on Mosaic of China
"Well thank you so much. Murray onto part two okay. Ten questions they start here. So i ask these questions to every guest. We will start with question one. What is your favorite china-related fact. The word shanghai beans up from the ocean shang means up and high means ocean in. I think many people use that name without ever stopping and thinking. why is it called shanghai. So this is one big river delta. It's just silt deposit over hundreds and thousands of years and we're about maybe a meter or less above sea level so literally. This is a city which hasn't just risen vertically in the last twenty years as we see the beautiful skyline of legit sway. it's a physical creation that has risen up from ocean. It's still being created if you've ever seen as maybe when you land at pudong airport and looked out at that coastline. There's mudflats that just stretch out into infinity and the water's very brown color at silt. Coming down the unsee river being deposited in the east china sea so shanghai is continuing to be created. Wow do you have a favorite word or phrase in chinese. If i were to choose a couple of words such should be part of the english language lee high because it's a word that's both positive and negative. You know somebody who is Is hanley high can be really strong And it can be resolved if it can be negative. You know his attitude tightly high. He's he's you know he's too strict. He's strong he's not flexible enough Where's personality But you know you can also describe someone who's leigh high's really good at something. He was really got great competency or skill. It can be very different meanings depending on the context the context duality of it is so rich. Which lee hire you. Do you think if you ask one of the people it works with me. They might have a negative. I like to think that. I'm both and neither that i'm just you know just me. Yeah the second thing talion tagliani. The literal context means disgusting. Oh disliked right. Yes but if a girl would say you talliin. They're saying it in a in a in a positive way almost flirtatious way No-one flirts with me. Murray to ensure that someone does. I'm sure that someone does. That's great thank you for that. What is your favorite destination within china. Pingyao pingyao guten. I think maybe others have said that. To credible i would recommend it to anybody. You know. it's a wall. Street is about six square. Kilometers rises up out of the agricultural plains of shansi province and it is a tremendous experience. He feels like you're stepping into a ming dynasty movie and within that wall city It's a protected unesco world heritage site. So there's really no development on the outside of the of the wall cities mostly just farmland of course is a few tourist things that have popped up but within the the wall city there really are no cars. You can rent a bicycle. You can bike around the city on the wall. There's lots of traditional hotels and restaurants and great food and great people And just wonderful experience. The photos ice off my friends letter that did show a mass of tourists said. That's the one downside right. I was lucky enough to go twenty years ago. If you left china what would you miss the most. And what would you miss. The least the most is the excitement of every day every day. Something is happening. I learned something. I'm challenged in some way. I also feel like it can contribute in some way. I just feel like it's where everything's happening. That's what i would miss the most what i would miss. The least is the fast pace. I don't know if that makes any sense. But when i do get out of the country and when i go to my comfort zone france or somewhere else to not have a fast pace and You know every so often. You need to kind of recharge batteries. I think it's obvious and The problem is when i'm there. I missed the fast pace after a couple of weeks. When i'm here after a few months i need a break from the fast pace so i'm never going to be completely in either. Thank you for saying that so well. Is there anything that still surprises you about life in china yes I can't tell you what the because it'll be tomorrow surprise but there's definitely things that surprised me but sometimes surprise me in special ways. I i give you a kind of unique example. I remember when i first came. Here i had the The opportunity to travel domestically and is like twenty seven years ago. And in those days you gotta boarding pass. You went to a small airport terminal and then you'd be bust out or you'd walk out to the aircraft on the tarmac in wasn't anything like it is now and Even though you had a reserve seat a scrum to get onto the flight and it was. I mean it was a rough scrum and You had your seat in theory Sometimes you had to remind people who got your seat that it was your seat and always always work out. And then you know the same thing on an escalator. Everybody would just push in. There's a lot of reasons for that. And it's not a criticism i remember. It was like about eight years ago. i was on an escalator. Going up to a second floor in my office building at the time and I looked up. And i noticed that everyone was standing to the right. Everybody without exception and it just made me realize everything. You thought you knew was different. Because people are progressing in society is changing so quickly and so dynamically and it's just the smallest of things but It's exciting to see it and it's exciting to be part of a. I kind of almost felt like i was the one that was kind of standing on the wrong side. So you perspective changes yes and when you see it as a stock image like you said then. It does hit home very good. What is your favorite place to go out to eat or drink or just hang out m on the bund. Oh go. And i hope it exists forever At least as long as i'm here. I almost feel like it's named after me because the m for murray it's not for me it's for michelle. Who owns the restaurant. But i love the restaurant. I love the location. I love the the cuisine night loved the branding. I love the feel of the place. I also love. We'll con- lou It's just a beautiful area. And for liu hulan lose single that whole area so i spend a lot of time with the little cafes and restaurants there when i have a chance to come back to the pusey side of shanghai. Yes i think that's where we first met in one of those cafes. They're right that's right. What is the best or worst purchase. You have made in china. I bought a one thousand nine hundred eighty s house on. We'll lou years ago you one of those people who got him Early enough. i made the brave decision to buy. You know the top of nineteen twenties house. A standalone house. The top part of that house in about two thousand five and lived in for seven years and had a wonderful experience. And then i sold it in the old adage buy low. Sell high definitely applies to real estate in shanghai. You are not winning any friends right now. At least you give me that coin. Yes yes you have your coin. Now the hardest question. What is your favorite which astika and it's a great question. Actually because i communicate more by stickers than by text so there's a series of we chat stickers which is called. Shell leo little leo. And it's actually you know. Couple of characters as a dot com. There's a cat. And i think there's a couple of other characters that occasionally make an appearance and i just think that the designs are brilliant and it just super fun and a little bit naughty. And.
"china" Discussed on Mosaic of China
"Eric might say you nice to see you. It's been a long time. Hasn't adjust and the world has changed hundred eighty degrees since we lost met each other. Well here in vietnam. We haven't had much covert so we don't have any vaccines by the way but we have no kovin. So i don't know is that okay. I'd rather have no covert no vaccines and covert vaccines. Well that is the major update. Because you've already let the cat out of the bag that you on now in vietnam yeah so. We laughed in twenty nineteen. So right before you and i spoke when right around that time was when when we left exactly. I alluded to in our chat saying that. I got you at a busy time. But i did not mention at that time that it was literally three days before. You're leaving the country. That was my party. Gift to china was to speak. Well tell me then so what happened. Why are you now in vietnam. Well i was working for an american advertising agency with an american clients and that american client was all run by chinese managers and they came to us and said we do not want anybody on our account who is not chinese. Red nationals is was not a racial thing. It was a national thing. When you leave you obviously lose your visa. And so i could have probably found something but it wasn't as exciting as what i came up with which is to take the china africa project. Which is this thing. That i talked about with you. Prior that i've been working on for ten years and then go full time with it and it's been just a roller coaster and exciting and fun and being here in vietnam allows me to be right over the border from china. So i'm in the same time zone. I'm close to people on chat discussions and at the same time as a journalist and as an independent writer about china. I don't face the same pressures. As if i was in china and that has been nice it takes a little bit of that anxiety i never really self centered myself that much but now i don't have to think about it at all right and you saying that actually had been a side hustle for you while you had that job in appetizing. But then what is it now. Yes so i really enjoyed it. I'm glad i did it. I'm glad i'm not in that business anymore. My my roots and my heart are in editorial journalism which i've been doing for thirty five years. And so what i saw. The trend was that. I don't need to go work for cnn again or for the bbc again. If i want to tell the stories that i want there are platforms out there. That i can just do it myself. And i had already built an audience of one to one and a half million followers on social media. And so i said okay. Let's find a way to monetize. Eight tiny tiny percentage of that audience a half of a percent a quarter of a percent. In if i'm able to do that i would have a perfectly fine living. And that's what i've done so relaunched. The website created daily newsletter also created podcast and giving consulting services and talking to people most of it though comes down to this newsletter and i spend almost twelve hours a day to produce this newsletter. Which is crazy. I start every day at five thirty or six in the morning. And i don't stop until nine or ten at night and yet it never feels difficult but if i was working that much for any of my old employers i would be burned out and frustrated and i would just be so annoyed all the time but because we're building something here that's what makes it fun and exciting and that's the thrill of it. Yes it's not a lot of money right now but it's a five year plan and that's the key to success that i find in the media business particularly in this. Social media. era is just persistence. Yeah well going back to our episode at the end of. You're not gonna make these sing again. Are you now progressed. In many my kariuki tune. So i'm not going to embarrass you anything like that. But at the end of the interview you said that one of the best new sources you liked where the guys that sub china and the cynical podcast and then learn behold half a year to a year later your body will join them yes. I'm so i'm part of their podcast network. Those guys are great. Jeremy gold corn kaiser gore firstly whereas my find three. Because i put you guys together. Did you really. Wow you're finder's fees the next time. I come to shanghai out for frozen yogurt expected free. So yes we joined the sinica network. Last year we saw a podcast audience grow by twenty six percent. And i think that is all because of this china affiliation. And it's been a great partnership in the work that those guys do just rockstar in my view. Great well i'm going to be releasing this update at the same time as the episode where jiao whaling. Who was the person who commended for season. Two joining represents that really exciting part of the china africa relationship that needs to be celebrated more that people making connections on the individual level when she travels throughout africa. She's been there for a long time. She knows people know her. And it's amazing how quickly people can transcend the cultural and language divides with the right attitude these perceptions that we create about each other through the news and through geopolitics breakdown quite quickly. When you're on the ground talk wailing is really just living proof of that. Encourage everybody to go onto youtube to see the video that she's made and the way she is in those videos is literally the way she is in real life. Nice well thank you for the referral. And thank you for being part of this project. Eric i feel like i can fake being serious with you and you can fake being fatuous let me know and it's wonderful because i remember in you and i had lunch djing on and you were saying i'm gonna start this podcast and i was like okay. Everybody says they're gonna start a podcast and then what they do is they. Start the podcast and three four five episodes into it. All of a sudden they get busy. It just kind of falls off. That is ninety. Nine percent of the people who start either blogs social media or podcasts. And i'm just so proud of what you've done with this show. Ninety percent of the people on the internet are consumers of content only nine percent of people on the internet our editors editors of the people who actually get in and comment and actually just modify somebody else's content only one percent of the people on the internet are creators. And the fact is that you've been able to do this for more than a year puts you in an even more elite group. Because i think that's the one tenth of one percent and that's really neat and so you should be proud of it. I should be proud of it. We should anybody who's stuck with this for as long as we have should really celebrate that because it is. It's not easy to do. it's not easy. Well thank you man. I am going to oversee all about. Because i can't accept praise from you. Know you must keep it in will be very disappointed if you don't. I'm recording here. And i will publish it essa eric. I hope it's not too long before we are sharing bears either on a beach in vietnam or here in jing on again. Well hopefully if. I have a chinese vaccine thrust into me. Then i'll be up there in shanghai's hopefully sooner than later all right man greater for you. Okay cheers bye..
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"Hey oscar. i'm well but all the better to see you. Now that it's been so long and i say that because actually you left shanghai quite soon after we did our recording. Where am i talking to you from now. Yeah no inch insurance. I think we must have recorded about two years ago. Yes it was and how xinjin it's great. It's busy and happening and because it's much warmer here. A lot of the restaurants have outdoor seating. he always feels sort of buzzing but otherwise like life as a translator. I guess would be more or less the same wherever you are. It's just you and your clipboard. My computer my like my desk. My whole setup ended. it doesn't really change work from home anyway. And i don't have that much direction. Well last time we talk we were talking about your what translating. Of course the legend of the condor heroes by john. Young we talked. I think the second forty amongst the novel which was the first book to translate it for the series has just come out. I was starting to curb translate volume three with the translator of volume one and a homeward. And then since then i have finished translating the rest of the inaugural which is fallen. Four with cherry bond. Who used to live chat high. But right now. I think she is in singapore. Okay the now you have co translated. Three out of the full volume. Which is now the whole book finished. Yes yes indeed yes you have now been imbued in this world of kung-fu for two three years. So sick what does it mean already. How does it feel now to be done with the whole book. Do you feel like a relief or do you miss it really exciting. I wouldn't say. I miss it because i've already started. The nicer. finished is a trilogy. So we've only finished the first novel of the trilogy professional voice for voids and are now starting the next novel which is also another full voids. My god this is going to be your entire life. Work tend to be the next few years at least hopefully. Did you ever imagine you'd be spending six years already. And then a further. God knows how many doing this one book. No sort of. Silt availed plan to happen. This way. just sort of snowballed by itself. It's as a freelancer is very very nice. To know that you work lined up at the same time. He's a very stressful to know that you've got work lined up because it means you have to say no to all of the opportunities arise any yourself. Yes yes free. Johnson was know what comes like buses. They they come in batches. I guess it's nice to be able to relate immerse into these worlds. Because i read them in my early teams and watch the tv dramas fact that it is really nice to be them. Yeah that is nice. And you've done other podcasts. Since doing mine. I feel like i've launched your career as a podcast guest culture potato. Well this is the project your insomnia with working on right. Her husband he fan and then she got bookshop now in london. Well this is actually it because ofter you referred sammy. She and her husband moved to london. And of course. I think the plan was to have a lifestyle that was going to be half london off beijing but it turned out to be one hundred percent gets so actually. That's the reason why in the end. Even though she was a great referral we couldn't really include in the second season of mythic of china. Sadly yeah we're gonna come back. Yeah maybe we can get the for a future season but yeah. I'm sorry about that. But i did find a good replacement so i will put out your update chat that we're doing now alongside the person who i found as a replacement. Okay great well. There has been one sad update since you left and that i saw on a post that you did it was about one of your pets which you counted as your best purchase that you made in china yes. She passed away last year. She had a low of health issues. You just got not to. Betty see she Hear very well in the end. It's just old and passed away. She didn't suffer too much so it was. Okay yeah and. I was really sad when i saw you. And your husband post about that but at the same time it was so amazing to see what life you gave her. You know the extra two years to spend with you because she was already given up for dead when you adopted her and the yes yes so it was Messing lakes nice to have. We still got one dog and one cat so is called the household is i'm yes and other any plans to replenish the menagerie with some local shenzhen pets probably not for conveying until you see the photo online menu. You're forced to you. Yes yes yes well. We're coming up to the end of our time. Thank you so much. It was great to have you on the original show. Great to see you again. Now i i have a special place in my heart for people like you who work with words. I just love the stuff that you do when you are fooling around those two cultures and trying to find the little bridges that link the two. I just love that stuff. Thank you so much thank you..
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"Hello michael hello back again. Here you are in the studio at my house this time for people who didn't necessarily hear our original interview. You are the man behind symmetry breakfast. The instagram account. What was your story during. Covert i was having a haircuts at the beginning of january two thousand twenty and my bobber is from joe and he was saying of you heard about this virus. Say yes so we're on. The news is something we should keep an eye on. But i'm about to go on holiday australia. And whilst we all sort of kicking off in china everything to lock down and so we were kind of watching it and looking at the news every minute of the day. We got to the end of the two weeks in australia. And we just made the decision to delay returning so we went to indonesia and then mark had to go to europe for work so we came to europe seven weeks later. We ended up back in shanghai after a lot of our friends set. It's fine just come back. So i actually came back before they asked me to quarantine so i came back and i just went home and it was only a few weeks after the borders closed. It's very difficult to be in this position. As a social media cheryl position. That exactly what i was going to ask you when actually my twenty twenty was pretty good and so. I've been very cautious not to go overboard with my life story normal having a great time because i understand a lot of people are known that situation and i took a step back from social media been definitely lot less on instagram and social media. Just kind of taking it day by day. Sometimes it's better just to be quiet. Which is interesting because during our original conversation you were saying how there is no job description. You've made this job yourself and there's no offramp either. You don't know how this is going to end. You can't pass off to anyone. You are breakfast. So did this give you a little bit more insight into that endgame absolutely. I think i should have this escape route. Because ultimately people get trapped in social media because it's their income. I came to china for years ago and i remember my agent. Immelt me a matter of months they sing. Are you ready to try a book about china. And no course i'm not ready but then four years later. Maybe yeah okay. Okay i feel. I do have a lot of knowledge or to have a lot of opinions and perspective. I think i'm ready to do another project of the burke or something that's more than just graham and breakfasts and we're leaving chai now going to italy. It's how do i continue that energy. I have to go for it. Are you going to have to finish everything while you're in china. I'm definitely putting projects into work now with the hope that i'm going to be able to come back september october for research and planning around those projects. I haven't really seen any significant research on anglo. Chinese food in there is just not the same breadth and depth compared to american chinese food. That is something i really wanted to explore. If i'm going to be back in europe and back in the uk. I can use that to interrogate my dad about those sorts of stories and so i'm excited to see how moving away from china physically can actually bring out certain projects that will enable me to come back yes and of course going from the country with a very important food culture to another country with a very important food culture right. Do you think that when it comes to italy. There's gonna be some connection that you haven't thought about. At the moment. I can only think about the parallels that both very hyper local cuisines they specific to certain commune's or provinces or regions and that both very much grounded in a sense of providence and seasonality but what. I don't see an italian culture. That is so prevalent in chinese food. Is this connection to health and food as medicine. I don't know if actually any european culture has such a strong connection to health. I'm definitely going to go to italy a drink a lot of hot water. You can't take that out of you now. You know well. What little tidbits have you learn. I guess this'll be my last question for you in the two years since we last met here on mike. Oh i think the biggest thing is that for every sterotype. It's also completely untrue. You i've been to places like chengdu and you meet people who hate spicy food right. And i follow other chinese food. Writers in western food is right about china and they say things like china. People don't eat salads with every statement about china. The opposite is true. Also right for me. Some of the best food in the world is chinese and some of the worst hooten wells chinese. And there's no right or wrong here. China is the most beautiful and the ugliest country. The people here the nicest and the meanest and you can't make a generalization were. this is the stage. You should be having been here for four years and on the way out you have to be leaving under a cloud of confusion if you were leaving like. Oh i know china then. You're not doing it right. Michael why would we even try and encapsulate a country where you meet a nice chinese person. You meet a badge. His person just like you would anywhere else anywhere else. So on that note and we've talked about the other food influences one of them of course is the lady who you referred to me for season two crystal note. Oh yeah and it will be alongside crystals episode that we released this catch up amazing so have you been in touch with crystal at all since she's been locked out the whole time. Yeah i mean. We've only spoken a handful of times. I mean i feel terrible. Fires attrition. yes and she seems to have a very powerful idea about how to live life. I mean you have to get on with it. I believe that's what everyone who is in that situation doing. But thank you. It has been great to have you as part of this mosaic. And this is the first catch up. I hope there are many more in the future print. Thanks so much..
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"Finish it's great to see you again. Make scott thank you so much you gave me so much visibility. Slow always thankful to you. Oh not too. I am thankful to you. Your episode was one of the ones that people do talk about still because it was so unusual. Well i wanted to check up on you and to ask you what has happened especially during it. Jink where we have got a little more depth into epidemics. And i did a couple of sessions on Finance technology and they pretty mix how to link between epidemic center systemic crisis that the banks face that has actually led me to find any enroll myself into a masters in global bioethics. So i started doing a bioethics program since june. Two thousand twenty. And i'm into like it is over two hundred years program endured myself because i'm so excited to understand how he taken dimension can come into a biotech space actually so amazing. And you're doing that over the internet. I guess indeed indeed did the unesco program so united nations program in our own university in mexico. and how can we city and i endorse. It is an online global bioethics program master's program. Well that is a great match for you. Because it mixes ethics with computing with the pandemic. And do you already have any early insights. Yeah indeed insanely good in terms of what we read in newspapers with. If you had to impose someone to wear masks and you don't have to impose some into very mask. I became of ethics in terms of commissioning of the number of beds for example for the kobe patients so there are a lot of ethical. Issues that evolve we are now grappling with which. We haven't really paid that much attention. Now data yes that's fascinating and then what about with the bank so of course. Your title is that you're the chief of compliance at the new development bank which is a multilateral bank here in shanghai so what was the situation there during the corona virus indeed is buying painting. We the elite geared up to ourselves in terms of the task is at hand while we have been set primarily ferrari entrusted in sustainable development projects. There is an emergency that is required in terms of assisting member countries. Catching up with this Fight against the so. The bank digits bit in terms of grinding emergency response loans and coupla billions of dollars in each country to fight the humidity and also as a kind of an emergency economic respond. So each country-by-country we've into we understood what kind of programs that they are doing. And what are the little bit that we can do in terms of supporting the country. Progress where able to descend massive responses important considering the state of the bank dollar print organization. Yeah and those were loans to other countries or two countries within bricks. Because this bank is said to brick. So i remember countryside vicks countries of knossos alone. Sound gone to them right understood and then what about them in the workings of the bank everyone within the bank represents five different countries each with their different status off corona virus prevention and cure. How did you manage to work with your co workers. Was it just the same as usual. Indeed we brilliant via flake Worked for him home. Arrangements are cloud sisters. Were perfectly up to the task. Though the support system that we had In terms of the diversity that we see and in terms of families that have coming from different parts of the world to shanking everything has been as a holster ongoing edition and says horse. God meant we have been taken very relocate what beatty bank and by the gunman here right. And then you've talked very much in the abstract and what about you in terms of your own learning. Have there been any moments that you've had yourself. The best moment is i was able to do it stuck. you did. yeah. I did it. Start in october and That is a real. Aha women because Doing it to dixies like phenomenally. Important item in the bucket list and the topic is on france shocks and setting the so the black swan events which have been in the last two decades like the two thousand one that attack the two thousand eight financial crisis in the two thousand nine hundred covered. Pandemics did at three black swan insignif- financial history. So how each of these Even led to a fintech discovery so serendipitous. these crisis evans have led to important discoveries. That's available on youtube and marketing myself. If anybody is interesting they can turn to youtube and listen to that. I think of several seventeen minute dot com great and of course there are three examples because on that three m perfect him. You told me that yes indeed. Well certainly it's great to see you. You haven't lost any of your enthusiasm. I was expecting no less from you. And we are going to be releasing this episode at the same time as a new episode in season. Two and sadly the person who you referred couldn't be in the second season of mosaic of china although it wasn't really his fault You have a new leader at the bank and we just couldn't get our diaries to align but thank you anyway for the referral. I did manage to find a very nice replacements. I hope that you enjoyed the episode. Let me look forward to this. The thank you so much advantages if you nominate broadcast and i also very much still to do. Well it's a pleasure to have you in the project. And i look forward to continuing our relationship. Thank you thank you..
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"Maui along the cat king. Okay and i just love that sort of characterization of this yes when i love such a fascinating person. Marwan fifty slang cat. You know he was that memphis cat. And he's the king of rock and roll exactly and that's what it's about. What's your favorite destination within china. My favorite destination in china. We've touched about. this is one. It was a city that i've been to more than any other. I love inferno in shanghai temple in beijing but one prison is the coolest bar there and every good bar. Every great barr. I should say becomes the personality of the manager. Her name is dong dong and she is an explosive character. That can't really be characterized issue. Twenty she forty. She's whereas these layers of clothing. She's got these big dreadlocks and she tackles when she laughs and one prison bar is almost a manifestation who she is. I've never been. I've heard about the river. Yes 'cause i mean you really have to cities. There's a little bit like a buddha passion. Yeah fantastic right is on my list. I don't know when. I'm going to go if you left china. What would you miss the most. And what would you miss the least okay. Shanghai such an international city. And it's a place where i've met dutch people. In belgium people in italian people and japanese people are able to engage with so many different cultures and people. Here you can find some of that in new york and in london but in shanghai. It just manifests itself so much into the legacy in the history of what shanghai is in terms of least interesting. It's that sort of policy of not engaging with things that you find in china the idea that when there's a conflict everyone stands back and watches when there's a problem you just kind of move away from things and you don't engage with things that's The things like that's so interesting. Is that just a function of this system of government. Function of history is a function of culture. Like what is that. I would say that's what it is I know which part did the hardest is there anything that still surprises you about life in china recently. I just got an offer to go. Dj in a city in jiangsu province. That i'd never heard of zhenjiang zhanjiang. I don't even know. But like i thought i was at the end of going to new cities in china and out of nowhere. I got hit up from someone who had seen me at a party in nanjing and they said we want you to come to our city said sure so maybe sometimes get complacent. I forget about things like that. But i love that. That's great. Where's your favorite place to eat or drink or hang out well on ding shoe by xinhua lu. There's a cafe on the second floor there. And i consider that my office because you have food there this good internet. It's good people watching spot. So i generally have meetings at that spot. My friends know what as my office. So i love hanging out there and do my thing there. What's it called is the city shop. Which is like the international market. There this once. That shop has a cafe on the second floor with no one knows about or ghosts too and you can order sandwiches there. They have food ready to eat there. They don't promote it and it's close to my apartment and you look onto the supermarket or yes. How funny wants the best all west purchase. You've made in china. I mean so much. Music records that i bought while here and i. I love my jacket as well. What is it wants. One supplier that supplies all of the bio on jackets. I always try to keep this mysterious. But i'm gonna engage with is so they have like army surplus stores where you can pick up A hat and jacket. And i've got a whole collection of things there. Don't worry i think you'll save. I think most people wouldn't go out of their way to do that. What is your favorite. We chat sticker. Okay now let's talk about this oscar k. Send it to me. I got it okay. Well let's talk about this. So i invented something. Called poetry. seems poetry meam. So i'll watch a movie. That's in the public domain and i'll take snapshots and i'll cut it up into clips that i can then use to make my own ouija tickers and now. I have a huge collection of them very cool. What is your go-to song to sing at k tv chuck berry and johnny be good is such a great song which has a great spirit to it. There's a story people know it from back to the future. Got a very very easy course where people to sing along to. And it's great. That's true very nice. And finally what other china-related media all sources of information do you rely on. I'm really interested in the history of shanghai nightlife. There's the andrew field book shing netscape's super useful very cool. Well thank you so much. Dj and the last thing. That i would ask anyone sitting in. That chair is for the next season of mosaic of china. Who do you recommend that i interview. I really love the mongolian community. And i find that in china especially there's a lot of confusion about who they are not chinese. They have their own culture and stuff. And there's a very great designer named ruby. Who does some very interesting work. And i think it's important for that. Expect community recognize as part of the was china. So i would recommend a great then. I can really talk about earlier for the whole episode. She's a very interesting person. Otherwise but if you wanted to you can't of course she has thank you so much. Thank you very much oscar. So i double checked with. Dj and the city in jiangsu province where he was invited to dj was jin jiang which it turns out is most famous for its vinegar. It's right next to nanjing. And it was actually the capital of jiangsu province from nineteen twenty eight to nine hundred and forty nine while nanjing served as the capital of the whole republic of china also on the subject of cities when dj b. o. Mentioned that shanghai is seen as less of an artistic city in china and more other commercial city. That was an echo from a similar comment made by the fashion journalist. Casey hall in last week's episode but there's also another hidden connection to last week's episode because dj b. o. Updated me that in a development from what he said in a recording in the past few months the chinese. dj's he comes across are now starting to take more pride in music from china especially chinese hip hop so this mirrors. The growing trend that casey had been seeing with chinese people take more pride in chinese fashion brands. To and there was one final connection. I wanted to mention. Dj b. o. Is the second floridian in season. Two can you remember who the other person from florida once. Five four three two one. It was sean harmon. The ceo of the belgian beer company do bell marquette from episode. Night as always you can check out all the accompanying graphics to today's episode on social media just type in mosaic of china on instagram or facebook. And the right will appear otherwise. Pat me on chat. Using my id with china and you to the group myself and there's also plenty more from compensation in the premium version of today's show either on patriots internationally or on at the end in china. Here are some tips from what you can find. Their thankfully was able to teach the history of rock and roll. And of course. I developed called american pop for duke university online. The greatest show ever seen on earth is the mass games performance with one hundred thousand performers. You actually saw one yes. I.
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"And he went to north korea. So how long ago was this actually who it's going to be like seven years now. Look north. korea is a. It's many things but it's also just a very sexy topic because it's such an extreme situation. When i think about north korea i think about you know because i was able to get away from the tour group because i was doing the dj thing. We went to the burger joint in north korean. People were seeing karaoke. Songs was just an amazing experience. It was really just a beautiful thing. Wow well let's just talk about north korea in terms of the dj experienced. What was that story very briefly very briefly Man who is the head honcho. Corio tors had a friend who wanted to tour china musician. And i helped him out and he said how much do i need to pay you. He's like i don't want any money. Said i wanna. Dj north korea said no. Forget it. i said. I wanna dj. North korea said no. I said i wanna dj north korea. He said okay. Wait let's think about this and it went through a couple of different iterations but in the end they found a hotel next to the one where all the foreigner stay at in a basement of big karaoke area. We're able to set it up a beautiful poster for the event actually and i d j. They said don't play any south korean music i did. You know the power went out a couple of times. You know things start off slow. But then i would play something like the twist and is something where the experts there they can grab north koreans and show them how to dance because the north korean people had never danced and choreographed way before they were super skeptical about what to do his very much like kevin bacon movie from the right and we have skirted around one part of your background which we haven't gone into but a big part of your china story was actually you first came into mongolia. Correct so i went to the university of florida my home state and less than a week after i graduated. I was shipped off to mongolia with the peace corps. The peace corps. I am yeah you get a letter in the mail mission. Impossible style because they don't tell you the exact country until you receive it in letter form. I opened up. Mongolia really no knowledge of mongolia at all. I was like sure whatever they showed me out to mongolia. I d two years three months. The full peace corps service only about half the people make it through peacecorps mongolia completely. And then i stayed for a little less than another year working at a nightclub. Managing a place called the cross eyed gypsy. But at the end of it i was sick of getting beaten up by the dire goal. The mongolian neo nazis. I was sick of negative for degree winters so i moved back to south florida. So how long have you been earlier at that point about three years. Okay so is in back. In south florida i worked as a dancer and emcee for platinum gold. Entertainment dance at the halftime. Show the super bowl. How fun but. I was sick of being south florida with my family florida. Just boring for me. At that point and so i applied for jobs all around the world but the first place to accept me was disney english in china in shanghai oath that you didn't then go straight for mongolia down to china. No i had about six months in south florida and it wasn't even on your radar to get to china. It was not so. I ended up in shanghai and now i have more people living in my neighborhood in shanghai than entire country of mongol. Yeah exactly one of my the biggest projects that run something called art care where with a friend named jouko ara. We show mongolian culture some traditional things some modern things some fusion things and we got two hundred thousand subscribers on youtube. And it's a big project. And we're starting art gear china now or putting things in billy billy because honestly a big influence on. That was a lot of people in china where you're stealing the content and posting it down your anyway so yeah so now we are trying to put a footprint here in china stronger but we're also filming content here and really just promoting mongolia. Things you know. I've known other people who have been all around the world and i've been told by multiple people that mongolia's just a place that has a deeper impacting a lot of ways. I know you've been to mongolia. I think you've expressed similar sentiments. Yeah it was like nowhere. I've been before and then what is your take on the relationship between china and mongolia. Well that's a. That's a very sticky topic cheese eight hundred years ago starts biggest land empire not gang kind like white boy westerners. I ching on his grandsons. Cool khan he comes. Down to china in. He makes beijing the capital of the empire. Dodoo yeah and so over time you know. The family kind of falls apart very classic style and you have china kind of raining over mongolia. Then essentially until the early nineteen twenties s sukhbaatar bring in the white russians. Then from one thousand nine hundred eighty s still very early nineties. You had the russians taken over but during that period when the russians took over basically told the chinese. Hey look layoff of mongolia. But we're going to see the area now known as inner mongolia to the chinese so it was part of mongolia. it's china and it puts mongol in a difficult situation because you know for example. There's always a new controversy every year where there's a new heritage instrument and china will claim a mongolian instrument for example among goings will say. Hey look that's our stuff lay off and so mongolia trying to keep its own identity while still relying very heavily on. The chinese economy makes things very difficult. This is a very big intense topic. That i'm only just scratching the surface of. Yeah absolutely no. But as you're describing it. I can certainly see the tension there because of course the mongolians of inner mongolia which is inside of china. They are a protected minority group and so that is a chinese minority. They would say in china. Yes i've talked with mongolians who are visiting mongolian. They city faced racism. But i've also had popular rap songs by mongolian artists that specifically use derogatory terms for chinese people in their lyrics in some ways. They kind of take that on a nationalistic spirit as well which you did touch on earlier. That was one of the reasons that you were like. Oh forget this. Let's get back to florida and let's be clear like a refuse to romanticize things. I like to take things as they are so. I'm not going to say things about mongolia. That just universally positive. But i can say that because i love mongolia. You just have to look Things truthfully i want to still maintain my compass of what's good and right about the world while still respecting other perspective. You know when you go to a show that you're not invested in. It's very easy just to sit back and clap because you don't care but if you really care about something you're more engaged with it and you're willing to be angry upset when it doesn't meet some standards that you might have do. You prefer a.
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"It's so nice to see you. thank you for coming. I bought you here. Because i really wanted to have a catch up. You are the finale of season. One and i was so happy because you'll story was really great. Thank you so much is has a lot of secret inside. It was it was really insightful and as you know from our conversation. I don't know much about fashion so for me. I had a huge learning curve journal. So i can help you to address next time i might be a lost cause i try to be passionate about but you can see failing well i wanted to ask you first of all about your story. During corona virus he s or the shopping mall close. So that means you're shop close. You don't have any revenue for three months. And then in china they recover fast and then they the veterinary start to open on first week of april and then they get into the low mo- put russia and now they're even quicker than before right. Yes and their country that are still in very harsh lockdowns. Things here have really rebounded haven't they. Yeah and the cells. They are having is double digit grove. So it is quite amazing. Because some fashion brand to coroner rows. Things is still very serious overseas so now they move or goose sell in china this right they can pull product that otherwise would be thought out fired a second to china. Yes so you can see some fashion brand like chanel. Like amac's to special edition of the product. They sell in their own country or in europe. Now the move to china to sell did in the earned a lot gosh. I wonder if that's going to be a trend that they're actually going to release in china before their home market. Yes yes the changing really interesting with affecting your brand. Because that's what we talked about our episode. It was your innovative palu jacket. Yes so actually. We are doing very great recently. So that's why. I'm very busy right. Yeah so we had the new edition to become super ultralight. So this jacket. So we first release in. Taiwan and we are very surprised says because we are kind of truffle product and now people cannot travel overseas. what. I was wondering. Who's going to buy a travel jacket on. Yes but because people love travel deeply in their blood either. You cannot travel overseas so they would choose to travel or around their place their own country even taiwan which island. Yeah yeah how interesting okay. And you've chosen taiwan. as the first place to launch. i'm guessing you have plans to launch it in the mainland china next. The next one is japan. Next is japan next japan actually era goal. We almost put all our podcast release or over kendra around and then for china a next steps because china's very competitive for a known brand they know right whereas i guess a taiwanese consumer a- japanese consumer they are maybe more looking out for a small boutique brand like yes. Yes y'all right interesting in. no it's very much oscar. Oh well maybe. I'm secretly a fashion guru after all so i am going to be releasing this episode at the same time as duggan. Who was the person you refer. Oh gee this very good. And you and i went to his island right. Yea neither of us had been there so after. I did the recording. You and i went to talk to me about that we can. Oh my god so we had a very great time. We renter motorbike so we go around old placing in island and then we ate seafood thing. The only thing is when you want have dinner around aches so he can apply any restaurant who can help you yes. It's that kind of mentality right. This dog lynn is saying in his interview. Like it's a work in progress. Yes you can see the fundamentals are there and you can see that. They're making progress and i think it's going to get better and better place a very good time for a place in china. Light that so you can see a lot of commercial opportunity. Yes yen is very good for young generation to have their first trying exactly and then. Of course i joined do. I didn't stay at the same place but then we had a couple of days together and it was really nice to reconnect with you there. Yeah and i should also say that you have reconnected. With another of the guests from season one. I learned that you an asteroid. Oh yeah the violinist have become friends. Yes we are very good friends. Don't have the same birth of april. Lovely yes so we have the same birthday or we belfer and possess. Take enough to talk. We love arts. Yeah i mean that to me if the real magic because this project is just basically me running around town having little interviews in a box and then staying at home and editing. It's it's not that glamorous. But then when i see the connections that are made just like you and astra then. That's magical for me so i'm so happy to hear that your friends. I really appreciate that octo and thank you so much for coming back today. Thank you husker..
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"I'm here with douglas dc. Douglas and you are a friend of october. That's who introduced you. So let me play you the introduction. That octo said about you. From the last series i'm recommending. Very good guy called declan and he's from an interesting family. He's doing a very cool. Business is a small island next to shanghai with october. First of all tell me. How do you know actor. She designed my suit and my wife's dress either wedding through the contradiction for my father. Well there you go and she said that you come from an interesting unsure. We will discuss that as part of our discussion today. But before we do that the first thing i would ask anyone in that chair is what object did you bring that in some way represents your life in china I brought a very humble rock from sin silent. This rock is something that we try to incorporate in design for shops on silent and We try to use as much local stuff as possible and so local fishermen would use these rocks to way down the nets when fishing. So it's really cool. And it's very durable and i usually give this as a gift to all my friends who visit me. Awesome sloughing excellent. Oh as a gift. So what what do they use. Ideally i tell them to use as a candle holder. This raucous for you excellent. Okay thank you so much weight so this rock here has been at. The bottom of the ocean has it. Yes what they do is they would go out to see and Depending on the seasons there were fish for different things from fishes crabs to Shrimps the entire island for the past. Couple of hundred years is based off of fishing economy until recently after they may transportation more convenient Tourism started boom.
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"Right. Is there anything that still surprises you about life in china i think it comes back to how a city and i'll speak more about shanghai. In this case how a city of almost thirty million people can feel like a village or even a college campus at times I know it's oftentimes the ex pat bubble or even the international chinese community but something about this the neighborhoods of shanghai and the districts of shanghai and how contain they feel how little you really need to leave your neighborhood. You have healthcare. They have food. You have social activities. You have exercise. You have friends. You have parks And this walkability i just. I missed that so much. Yeah that's really well fed and it comes up a lot where your favorite place to go out to eat or drink. Just hang out so the place. I frequent the most is actually Gundel ling godly vegetarian restaurant. I it's it's not the coolest hang out in town but i actually have grown to love it. I got to know all of the The staff who work there. It's a train right. There's more than one of those places. Yeah there's a chain. there's at least three in shanghai. It has an old historic lineage. Of being one of the first of buddhist style restaurants so when i go to is on kong lou And they have a really nice big back patio as well. So you actually get this kind of al fresco dining if you want the cheap beer so you can go have beers at a buddhist restaurant. I've seen these places across town. I've never gone in. So i'm going to check this out there you go. I hope you enjoy a diamond in the rough mixed one. What is the best purchase. You made in china. The worst was this tent. I like to do outdoors stuff in camping. So i bought this tent on tau which i thought was like. You know reading the descriptions reviews. It looked like kind of glorious. Unglamorous was one of those pop up tents and ordered it for festival. I'm ready to go got my ten in. of course. I didn't really check it before i went and i just got in took the plastic off and and brought it and then of course i pop it up and it's for like a five year old. The thing was like literally three days. I slept with like half my body and attend and my legs. And i was so lucky because it didn't rain that week. What is your favorite we chat sticker so my favorite Sticker is mine. Explosion is the best way i can describe it and it's the scientists with the mind. Exploding it can. It can change the dynamic of a conversation very quickly the something about this. I think i was late to the game on this. I i received that maybe half a year ago. So i don't know how long it's been around before then. But i have been using this one a lot since then very functional. What is your go-to thong at katie. So i always like to surprise and terrify people with my wrapping. Because i come from atlanta so i usually Usually wrapped to one of my favorite atlanta rappers. usually it's outcast or ludicrous. So fresh and so clean is probably my favorite of the outcast song and then i usually do a little freestyle in there so i kind of make up my own words at some point so take my liberties when it comes to. Ktv that sounds like you put quite a lot of effort into it. Well i do. But i have to make up for all of my friends and colleagues who are singing beautiful delicate chinese songs in harmony in the right pitch trained you know and since i can't really do chinese songs very well. This is how i build my my. Gosh she and other ways yes. That's great overcompensation. I love it. It is and finally what are that. China related media all sources of information. Do you rely on. So i am very impressed with house. South china morning post has stepped up their reporting i. I feel like they've really done a nice job of reaching the international audience. So i do tend to get my china news from as such morning. Post's cfp but I also really do still enjoy the shanghai daily just to get my little. Daily dose of what's going on locally is really helpful to understand the perspective on the ground assay especially about the international events happening and there is one website. It's actually a nonprofit. They translate every chinese government announcement. China energy portal dot org is the domain and It's actually really really useful tool. Oh good well. I'll give them a shout perfect. Thank you so much. Alex thank you. This has been really amazing. Hopefully my journey has been a little bit informative. Now i appreciate it. I think having a basis of at least where you are passionate is. I think the main thing and it's obvious that you're passionate about what you do in energy thank you. Well the final question i would. You is out of everyone. You know in china. Who should i interview. For the next season of mosaic of china my suggestion recommendation is going to be. Francesca the secchi. She's an amazing Just rockstar. she is the epitome of a an environmental warrior. She's very much focused on using design research to essentially reimagine are kind of ecosystems and Consumption and community development. She's associate professor at tongji university and She's also super active in dragon burn. She's one of the main organizers which is the burning man of china so be ready for that account. Wait thanks so much alex. Thank you the update from alex is that he's still managing his business from outside china. So let's see where he ends up in twenty twenty one. I know where his apartment is in shanghai. Because i walked posted every day. So here's wishing you good luck. Alex if you think as soda. Costa story was dramatic. You should also hear the full story about how he ended up living on a boat in sausalito via new zealand. New york and lake tahoe here our full interview. Please subscribe to the premium version on patriot dot com slash mosaic of china and here are some clips to help convince you in shanghai. This three thousand students. They're setting up a satellite campus. At for those students the immigration agents were asking me. Did you just come in from china. I said yeah and they were like this way separate line and literally you go to sleep and you wake up the next day and your industry is essentially on old. The complexity of it was just too high contracts weren't as enforceable as they might be now. Eight did really well. They crushed germany by twenty sixteen. They were nothing. I was just blown away by the business of some of the problems that were trying to solve. Recent travels to union province. Be scratching their heads about alex's favorite china related fact that the train from cooking to darley take twelve hours actually since alex did district. They have built a high-speed train link. Of course this reminds me of episode five in the season with the drag queen cocoa santi who answered that same question by saying she didn't have a favorite china related fact because those facts keep changing and alexy's answer is a great example of this. Please check out facebook. We chat all the website mosaic of china dot com to see the visuals for today's episode which include alex is object. travel hammock. His favorite mind explosion. We chat sticker and lots of photos that he kindly shared with me from his time. At cedar clean. Energy mosaic.
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"Here with alex. Shaw and alex you are currently in sausalito in northern california. That is correct. Well thank you so much and tell me what is your usual job title because things are so unusual now but what box should we put you in right now. Well i don't like to put in boxes so i'll give myself options that Yeah my current role is director of strategy at we work. So i actually helping to reimagine the workplace But i'm also the co founder of cedar clean energy which is renewable energy consulting and advisory company based in shanghai. So we have two hats two boxes to put me in today. Wow that sounds pretty. Bifurcated it kind of a metaphor of your life. Yeah you could say that. I think that's the right word. Bifurcated and corona virus Covid nineteen situation has also kind of showed me that whatever box you're in is not really a box at all it just becomes a you know a starting point. Well said well talking starting points. What is the object that you have which in some way typifies your life in china. Yes oh my object is actually a hammock It is a portable travel hanoch and it is something that i have never left home without. You know it weighs seven grams. Excuse me seven ounces. Seven grams would be incredible. I've slept in train stations. Airports fields parks basically allows me to feel like wherever i am. I have a home. Which is kind of a nice feeling when you're someone who travels as much as i do. It's also incredibly useful for someone who travels on airplanes a lot because flights now don't give you blankets and these long flights where they blasted air-conditioning actually sometimes use it as a blanket. And i'm a big napper. So anytime i can i take my afternoon twenty minute to thirty minute nap and this gives me the confidence to do that. So whether i'm going to office. Or whatever is really. I can go and sneak out and find a little parker area to hang a hammock very nice okay and so in that thing unveils and it becomes a big hammock right exactly. Yeah it tax down. Size of fist and unfurled into a luxurious would feels like a queen size bed. I even seen research that sir that you've actually sleep deeper in a hammock because somehow mimics the feeling of being in a womb and so i love my hammock and yeah and it really does go even on You know again day to day to the office and things like that which is a funny segue. Actually because i could talk about how. There is a culture in china where people are encouraged to take a little nap during the middle of the day right. That is a great point. Yeah i i. Obviously i think one of the most shocking things about going into the work world elder into an office is seeing heads down at one pm in across the whole office and some of the most uncomfortable positions i've ever seen Definitely did not acquire that scale. Which i heard something. Most most of them had learned in school You know to be able to sleep with your head on a desk anywhere but Yeah that was certainly a fascinating part. Well from napping. It's hard to move onto the next topic because you are someone who is extremely active. Tell me about what you were up to in shanghai these few years like. How long have you actually been in china. So i moved to china october. Twenty eleven. the the china didn't really was not really in the plan for me. It was a six week trip that got extremely extremely extended within a few weeks. I had actually met someone who had become my business partner in the future. And his name's johnny brow as he's belgian national. We had exchange ideas and so together. We ended up honestly within a series of weeks. We were like had a business plan and we were ready. We already started doing project. So by fourth or fifth week in china we had secured a Interest from a hotel in union for us to come and do an assessment of their hotel to see what environmental technologies and solutions they could implement to reduce their energy costs. Be more sustainable. And essentially to engage the local community so after that and having that all happened so quickly i was like no brainer as i got cancelled. I'm canceling the return flight. I'm sticking around. We're going to see how this plays out. So that's the first part of this journey. Oh wow well. Let's fast forward them to what you have until recently been doing in china you. You mentioned that you have now done some work with we work. But what i'm more interested in is your own company. So tell me about where that story ended up for you in china yeah. So cedar clergy became the first company in china to offer rooftop solar financing for commercial industrial buildings. So wait a minute. Rooftop financing. Explain what that means. Yeah so rooftop. Solar financing what that means is essentially a mechanism or a way to pay for solar panels on a rooftop of a building so usually a factory or an office building without having to put up any money upfront. So usually that's a power purchase agreement model which means essentially third party investor pays for all the solar panels on the roof and the owner of that building then basically gets a savings or discount on their electric from day one so that owner of the building doesn't pay anything they only get savings and the investor of that project gets to sell the electricity to the building. Yeah interesting so when you first doing this in china had already heard about this model elsewhere and they were open to it or was there a period of education total education on they had heard about like a leasing model where you kind of rent the solar panels but never this model where you don't have to pay anything up front and so did a lot of education and all of our early customers. Frankly were western companies so we actually had to go to hong kong and found a hong kong sash singapore fund that had experienced in other markets. Doing this from there. We took us about eighteen months to really figure out all the nuances with the state grid with with how to do the the special purpose vehicles which are the entities and all of the paperwork attached to it. But once we did it was kind of a big breakthrough for us and for the market and very quickly this whole space took off so we were like we're onto something in china and we have the right secret sauce and we have this Opportunity in the opportunity in the market. I first market so much urgency. That i think it became too much right where you end up starting to make sometimes poor decisions or somebody's putting too much pressure on yourself or other people because it's just like this fear of seeing everyone else who's been in that position and then not capitalizing on it not executing properly or just getting passed by the competition because originally we were first to market so it was actually pretty easy by twenty sixteen. There were already several players popping up big chinese companies as well as a few foreign players. So you have the big panel manufacturers. Who are actually selling their own product in a way and then you have these engineering companies that have tons of resources. The and for them you know they had just infinitely more human power and capital So then it really became our whole differentiator in that was trust credibility and quality than we obviously added services onto that right. We added like verification. We added onsite advisories. We go onto the site do that sesame and so we were we kind of a then built our own niche within the niche. So then there was. No one else is doing this. We call it advisory services for renewable energy because what everyone wanted was the holy grail of being the engine company who got the contract to build it or the financing company. Who put the money in. Because that's a good moneymaker too and so we ended up. You know serving both sides
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"So hello nick. Hi oscar a nice to see you. Yeah the lunchtime. You work about one hundred meters from my house. Yeah so whenever. I walk past the dramatic arts theater. I always think of you. I always look for you. But i never see you. You're you're always busy a somewhere. Well i wanted to ask you about your life since we did our first recording the first thing i wanted to ask you was so during corona virus. Many plays you right now. Yeah yeah that. I really do. The question because Special in the february in the the hormones instead the whole law. So i have a plan have time to to ride the read and also i finished my phd also in february what. Yeah congratulations. thank you and also about the full place four. Yeah in covert some people. They were very creative and other people. They were blocked and they could not create anything. You were quite successful in creating. I knew you would have the two different apart. That one part of that. He's a for the closed by the we needed to prepare and we needed to deal with. All things happened jerusalem times that in meg to also think about the audience how to to get it out the back we kind of other to everything on nine out in that period. Have something to try so we try to everything to try to get the audience. Go back to the theater but now the is does seem to get better and better right. And this is where we in. China in luckier position than many people outside. Yeah yeah yeah for us because we have a program. We decided one. Yeah ahead. yeah you plan so far ahead. Yeah yeah but we have allows Autism from abroad right so the byu problem for us. So we're still council we counsel the muslim fifty plays yes. I didn't think about that in my mind when you open. You could just put on a program but if the actors and the artists were from overseas then you'll still stuck so in that case. Do you have a plan a and then you have a backup plan b. Yeah we'll have see also planned facilitate. Yeah and then. Did you find it difficult or were you just focused on your work. I think he's not really to to be difficult for my life. I think the every time when we decided that we must to to Whereas a mosque that it become a habit. I think he's a good habit. We not really to have the flu. The other things that he can nest the as good habit. Yeah it just shows. The people in china were very adaptable. They adapted very quickly when corona virus adopted very quickly. Once it started to be a little bit freer so it was interesting to see Well i am releasing this in parallel to the episode of john. Un who was the referral. You gave me for season two. I just want to say thank you again nick. I'm really glad that you can continue being part of the mosaic family thank you..
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"Sebastian lobby to see you same here. What has been your corona virus story. It's a little bit schizophrenic. Because we are here living our life but on the other side. We'll all of. Our families are back in europe in italy and france and we are struggling with them as well. A little bit yeah. Schizophrenic is the right word and also you're guilty because you're having a normal life compared to your family back in your. Yeah i think we talk a lot about privileged last time we talk. Yeah you realize how privileged you are to have this key to travel. Which is your passport where we could navigate. Covert fairly easily. Yes you had choices exactly right. Where are you right now. Is your job the same situation the same well. I'm actually in a transition. This is something we plan for years. And i'm moving out from sales and services to engineering okay. So with edith. Yeah let's talk about then steve. As the example you gave as somebody on the autism spectrum. You hired here in china. Have you noticed that. The people like steve and other people on the spectrum managed situation differently again. It's an opinion. Right so i think they have this capability to adapt to a less social environment. Nevertheless the challenge for us is. How do we keep link right. And how do we keep them engage because being in the office is also helping them engaging socializing with colleagues in eventually customers as well and this has been taken away from them. For example steve had a buddy that was sitting very close to him and being there to help him and and and eventually support him and and and vice versa and of course with not being physically together. then you need to look for different communication method. In by the way steve alone we hired a couple of other employees in the spectrum. We are in the process to hire one right now because we didn't want covert to be our excuse not to continue. That's great because it's like a muscle that if you don't exercise it it will start to atrophy. That's interesting because that's a conversation i had yesterday with few other people were talking about completely different subject. Lgbtq it's very easy to be lgbtq friendly during the month of june because its demands of lgbtq nevertheless. it's all those other months that stuff because this is where you need to be consistent. This is where you'd be really inclusive where nobody's looking where nobody's watching. When we met fifteen months ago we were establishing a lot of foundations that we see today holding our entire building of diversity and inclusion with the company many of the actions that we started that i started. Personally i am very likely involved which means it's been embedded in the culture exactly in. That's what i'm most proud of. Not so much of what. I've done but much more of the seeds that have been planted in trees that have grown. Well that's great and you. It's nice to hear that a year on it's not just a story but it's the legacy sebastien thank you so much it's been great to catch up with you again. You actually referred somebody. Who for certain reasons could not be part of the next season of the podcast but we have a very nice person who could step in. And so i will include parts of this interview in that episode. It's still been a great excuse to catch up with you. So good luck with the future. Thank you oscar..