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How Civilian Deaths Are Being Weaponized Against Israel
"Slaughter of civilians in Iran which is ongoing the slaughter civilians in China which is ongoing the slaughter of civilians in Syria which is ongoing and so forth and so on there's something horribly immoral about the American media and how they report with self -righteous indignation their supposed concern for civilian deaths but only the collateral deaths of civilians in in Gaza that is was trying like no other military on the planet to that's certainly not the case with any terrorist group or state like Hamas in Iran among numerous others who slaughter their own civilians in order to stay power and oppose their Islamist ideology and target and slaughter civilians in Israel Yemen and anywhere else where they think they can achieve their Islamist objectives but it's time to face facts America for Marxist the and the Islamists of course with the American media for the Democrat Party for the Biden regime they are using civilian deaths as a weapon against Israel while they ignore all the purposeful targeted and mass slaughter civilians taking in place throughout the globe only Israel faces relentless media attention in condemnation because the media and the Democrat Party and the Biden regime are as anti -Semitic as our colleges and universities and the Islamist front groups funded and networked in our own country that feed them and this data they do not want Israel to defeat Hamas because the Jewish lives in Israel are simply not important enough for the Marxist ideology to reign for the Biden blink in foreign policy
Fresh update on "china" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak
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Guest Host Rich Zeoli Talks COVID and China
"Strong covid likelihood -19 was in fact a bioweapon created by the chinese government and do i think that maybe they had a motivation in unleashing it before the 2020 presidential election damn right i do so think about it trump was going after china and actually holding china accountable he was imposing tariffs on china he was pushing china to stop their currency manipulation stop the intellectual property theft and cut crap the when it came to their encroachment on the south china sea and joe biden worked for them who'd you rather have in the white house huh a guy who's busting your chops or a guy who works for you easy answer in my opinion i mean on the one hand you got a guy who's actually holding you accountable and cracking down and not letting you take over the entire world on the other hand you have a guy who's on your payroll literally joe biden is on china's payroll who are you gonna pick hmm i know tough choice right there right so now the virus is unleashed in the fall of 2019 the world military games china doesn't care if they lose a couple million people they have a population issue like communist all regimes they can't feed their people because communism doesn't work so if they lose a couple people here and there millions it it doesn't matter but they unleash this virus in the world or maybe it was an accident it just walked out of the lab on its own either way do i think there's a motivation behind trying to use this as a way to bring the united states down to its
Fresh update on "china" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak
"Percent. NYMEX crude oil is falling down 1 percent or 73 cents at $71 .59 a barrel. COMEX gold up a tenth of a percent or $2 .30 at $20 .38 .50 an ounce. The euro 1 790 against the dollar bitcoin at forty three thousand eight hundred dollars and that's a bloomberg business flash now here's michael bar with more on what's going on around the world michael karen president joe biden said he may have decided to just serve one term of donald trump not seeking to return to the white house arguing the former president poses brave threat to american democracy biden who is eighty one has faced questions about his decision to seek another term due to his age israeli forces are battling hamas militants across gaza after expanding ground their offensive to its second largest city the fighting further shrinks the area where millions can seek safety in hockey the rangers and islanders lost the devil's one global news twenty four hours a day and whenever you want it with bloomberg news now i'm michael good now a look at the front pages what's making news around the world your daily roundup of today's headlines from major publications six twenty three on wall street i'm nathan hager let's check those those front pages now we're joined by bloomberg's lisa matteo starting with this story in the financial times that apple wants manufacture to the uh... batteries for its next iphone model not in china lisa but in exactly so sources are telling the time that apple has informed suppliers that it prefers to source the batteries battery sports iphone sixteen from indian factories of course it's looking to diversify its global supply chain move manufacturing out of china like you said but many better battery manufacturers they've been asked to establish or even scale up production in india you have china's d say you have taiwanese battery supplier simple
Government Lies, Censorship, and Outbreaks: Can We Trust Anyone?
"Lot this idea of a reputation and who we are and with this really perilous timer and now inflation the economy the growing censorship movement government spying another outbreak of some virus or bacteria in china it's critically important that any country any of its citizens trust its institutions and its government who at a minimum tell them the truth even if it's bad i know that sounds pollyannaist sick government government lies about everything all the time yeah i know that's the problem that's the whole point of the segment but we don't have to replicate that as a republican party we don't have to be part of that if the democrats want to own lying and have a reputation for being liars which they do and you want to useful be a idiot that falls for it and go right ahead but we shouldn't partake in that you know who are we like what do we stand for do we stand for things or do we not i'm hearing a whole bunch of things coming out of dc that are really making me believe that we don't really have anything bedrock any bedrock principles we believe in anymore tommy tubberville the senator who's trying to you know stand up for human life and with his uh... actions in the senate he's got fellow republicans like crap it all over you've got a massive inflation crisis due obviously mathematically to outrageous levels of government spending and what do we got we got republicans basically playing along proposing budgets that are just gonna further the downfall and and and make bankruptcy de facto or de jure make it inevitable i mean who are we do we stand for anything or not are we gonna have a reputation for honesty and decency or we just gonna play along and become the you know that the swampy counterpart to the already lying liberal left it's amazing to me how many things the left
Fresh update on "china" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak
"Now a look at the front pages what's making news around the world your daily roundup of lines from major publications just about 524 on Wall Street I'm Nathan Hager let's go ahead and check the front pages now we're joined by Bloomberg's Lisa Matteo starting us off with a Financial Times report that Apple is looking to make batteries for its next iPhone not in China but in another big growth market India Lisa exactly so sources are telling the Times that Apple has informed suppliers that it prefers to source the batteries for its iPhone 16 from Indian factories of course it's looking to justify its global supply chain move manufacturing out of China like you said but many battery manufacturers they've been asked to establish or even scale up production in India you have China's say you have Taiwanese battery Simplo supplier technology and this week we even learned that TDK that's a Japanese supplier from Apple it was setting up a facility in India to build battery cells using India -made iPhones now the problem India has a tough stance on China now in 2020 and they implemented stricter regulations on foreign investment from countries that it shares a border with so foreign investment has to receive approval from the central government turning to something completely different here in the Wall Street Journal on how teenagers are trading letters to Santa for PowerPoint presentations on their gift what okay so my daughter has been doing this for the past two years oh really this year it's a 14 page slide deck complete with holiday graphics categorized into clothes, beauty, jewelry, shoes, there's pictures, she's very organized, pictures of each item, you're raising her well, it's thank you making me think a little bit because it has everything the clickable links where you can buy everything it does make it easier but yes kids are doing this Nathan they're using Google slides, Microsoft PowerPoint, Canva, in fact Canva's holiday wish list template it was used more than 3 million times from October 25th to November 25th last year was only 1 .7 million so you see how it's growing but here's the thing parents are torn kids are honing in on their presentation skills so you're kind of like oh this is great but other parents feel that it's making their kids feel a little bit entitled but I just have to say yeah at the end of my daughter's 14 page slide deck it did say I don't want everything because I'm grateful but this just is a list of things to help there yeah sounds like a pretty big list yes finally the New York Times has another application for artificial intelligence using it to help us go to sleep with voices from the great beyond yes you know his voice from or his face too from it's a wonderful life we're talking about actor Jimmy Stewart now he passed away in 2007 but his voice has been regenerated by AI this is from sleep and it released a story for its premium users that are told by Stewart with his signature drawl all and now to make his story it used re -speacher and that's a company based in Ukraine that uses AI to produce these clone voices but the app is known for its sleep stories you know where celebrities read stories to help you fall sleep but this is the first time they're using AI and in case you're wondering CMG Worldwide that's the company that manages his licensing it approved the project wow well it's got to be a lot easier now to things do like this with artificial intelligence okay Lisa Mateo with the front pages this morning Lisa thank you as always up next we will get the latest on the intensifying war in the Middle East plus Russia's president meets with friends in the space oil that and more coming up in our 530 news first
This Is a Perilous Time for America
"I discussed it today on my podcast today too because um you know we're in this really kind of awkward yet perilous time right now we've got this action coming up we've got this primary and we're in the middle of a primary where you know people are eating each other alive over you know almost nonsensical things that nobody seemed to care about a little while ago we've tried to stay out of that you know i've made my preferences clear but i'm i'm pretty clear on who you know i don't believe in republican i'm republican violence political violence of course talking about you know not actual stuff obviously but just these relentless attacks against each other i think are kind of ridiculous but uh it's it's important because i brought it up against us but on my mind a lot this idea of a reputation and who we are and with this really perilous timer and now inflation the economy the growing censorship movement government spying another outbreak of some virus or bacteria in china it's critically important that any country any of its citizens trust its institutions and its government who at a minimum tell them the truth even if it's bad i know that sounds pollyannaist sick government government lies about everything all the time yeah i know that's the problem that's the whole point of the segment but we don't have to replicate that as a republican party we don't have to be part of that if the democrats want to own lying and have a reputation for being liars which they do and you want to useful be a idiot that falls for it and go right ahead but we shouldn't partake in that you know who are we like what do we stand for do we stand for things or do we not i'm hearing a whole bunch of things coming out of dc that are really making me believe that we don't really have anything bedrock any bedrock principles we believe in anymore tommy tubberville the senator who's trying to you know stand up for human life and with his uh... actions in the senate he's got fellow republicans like crap it all over you've got a massive inflation crisis due obviously mathematically to outrageous levels of government spending and what do we got we got republicans basically playing along proposing budgets that are just gonna further the downfall and and and make bankruptcy de facto or de jure make it inevitable i mean who are we do we stand for anything or not are we gonna have a reputation for honesty and decency or we just gonna play along and become the you know that the swampy counterpart to the already lying liberal left it's amazing to me how many things the left
Fresh update on "china" discussed on The Charlie Kirk Show
"Joining us now is Dr. Pierre Khoury, who is an American hero and stood up against the cartel, the pharmaceutical industrial complex. Dr. Khoury, thank you for taking the time. Several topics I'm going to cover. I want to start with the first one, that to an untrained eye, you would think that there is a new virus that is emerging and hitting children, especially in America. Some people are calling it white lung syndrome. What is the truth here? Yeah, I mean, from the day that I've seen and the reports that I've reviewed, I mean, what seems to be happening in China is something that really happened here last year. I mean, last year in the fall, early winter season, we saw this huge surge in RSV and flu, which we hadn't seen before. And I think they're seeing the same in China, but they're also seeing mycoplasma, which is actually a bacterial infection. And so they're seeing this sudden surge in cases of respiratory illnesses. I don't think this is a new unidentified pathogen. Charlie, if this was a new virus or a new bacteria or something weird that was coming on, like, I hate to say it, a new bioweapon, we have sophisticated technology that could identify what it is and what its characteristics are. This is really just a surge in respiratory illnesses. Now, I'll ask the question for you, Charlie, but why would this be happening in China right now? A couple of reasons. China had the longest of lockdowns. I mean, theirs only ended, I believe, last January. So this is kind of the first fall, winter season that they're seeing after lockdowns. That's probably driving a lot of this new exposure to vaccines. But the more important thing, Charlie, is it's the mass. This is in the wake of a mass vaccination campaign against the respiratory virus. We have data going back a long time, for instance, around the flu vaccine. When you get vaccinated for the flu, your risk of other respiratory illnesses grows. And we've mass vaccinated the planet against one respiratory virus. And now we're seeing this huge rise in other respiratory viruses. And I think it's not unexpected. So I think it's two things. It's the prolonged lockdowns with the fact that now you have a population that was mass vaccinated against respiratory virus and they're now succumbing to others. Is it conceivable that the vaccine has suppressed immunity, meaning it makes it harder for a person to be able to create antibodies and have a robust immune system? Is there any data to suggest that, especially the mRNA shot? It's not just conceivable, Charlie. It's the reality. Immunologists, virologists, vaccinologists know this, especially around this COVID vaccine. It induces several forms of immunosuppression. And it also kind of trains the immune system to direct against a certain virus and not others. So it's altered immune systems that are leaving you at higher risk of other infections. There's not even a question about it. So the media, I will say that the CDC has come out and they say we don't see a new pathogen. You know, this is not necessarily out of the ordinary. RSV and pneumonia and flu and COVID are going up slightly. And I guess the question in front of us, they're already pushing. I mean, this Travis Kelsey commercial is ridiculous. You know, you can get you could get two shots in one. And are we creating this almost vaccine dependent, you know, society where our immune system is so suppressed that it's not about losing weight, vitamin D, any of that stuff? And I'm afraid it's creating a permanently sicker type society. And it's also getting into pediatric circles where they're now pushing the COVID shot for my one year old. I said, what on earth is this? I mean, this this is what what planet is this acceptable? Dr. Corey, it's just not it's hurting the overall health of our population, especially the young people. This monolithic, obsessive response to everything with a vaccine is not sound. I like that you just mentioned things like vitamin D and nutrition. There are much more sensible things that we can do that don't bring with it harms that generally safe and bring about improvements to health. I mean, even if you believe that these vaccines against rapidly mutating respiratory viruses was a good idea. The downsides of them have to be considered. And there's a lot of downsides. And that's what we're talking about today. That's what we're seeing across the world. And what's happening in China has happened in many other countries. And like I gave you the example, it happened in the US last year. I mean, my organization, right, the FLCCC, we put we came together and we put together repurposed drug protocol for RSV and flu a year ago because of this massive surge that we saw coming out of the first two years of the COVID pandemic of those other viruses, which is not unexpected. And so you're right. The vaccine is a solution for everything. Infectious is just absurd. And what I think is really good about this discussion, Charlie, it's bringing to light the negative adverse consequences. Nobody's thinking about the secondary things. In medicine, you think about things that you always weigh benefits, risks and alternatives. And these vaccines were prevent, you know, presented as nothing but benefits constantly while always mitigating the risk. Well, now we're seeing a whole other set of risks beyond the ones you and I have already talked about. Yeah. And I hate to be cynical, but I think that Dr. Corey, you're on the same page. I don't get the impression from Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Johnson and Johnson that they want a healthy society. It's almost the sicker we are, the more money they stand to make.
Jake Tapper Grills Former Israeli PM, Exposes Liberal Bias
"Pennsylvania see Jake Tapper's from Abington Township it from Cheltenham Township those are townships and they were competitive in terms of schools high and so forth and so on so I know who Jake Tapper is I know the community comes out of I know his mindset and it is a typical liberal suburban Democrat mindset but here's what my friend was talking about here's the headline and notice how the media is constantly promoting this guy as they are Scarborough who have no ratings Jake Tapper confronts former Israeli Prime Minister on civilian death toll in Gaza quote is Netanyahu going to continue to ignore President Biden it's written this way CNN anchor Jake Tapper confronted former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on the number of civilian deaths in Gaza before asking him whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would quote continue to ignore unquote President Joe Biden on the matter they hate Netanyahu the self haters the liberals the Marxists they hate Netanyahu for the very reason that Tapper here reveals and asks isn't he going to listen to Biden is he going to keep ignoring Biden let me just add a footnote which I think is very important to this recent context we talk about globalists all the time right why are we involved here why are we involved there we have our own nation we about what happens here but Biden is said to be a globalist right not always he's a globalist when it comes to unconstitutionally and illegally conferring our authority onto foreign entities and governments like climate change or when he deals with powerful countries like China or he deals with powerful allies like Japan or whatever no reporter would ever ever say to a former prime minister of any
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China's Illness Outbreak: Don't Trust the Media!
"Here he is dan bond geno regarding this mysterious illness out of china again i know you all get it but we you know we gotta chill because panic merchants mask hysterics body sovereignty the enemies and vaccine tyrants would love nothing more than another mass panic diapers on again i'm just gonna like be guided by this crazy thing jim i got a revolutionary idea i'm going to be guided by way for it jim's like where's he going with this do i gotta get the dump button there's this new revolutionary thing called science wow jim was nervous he had his hand over the dump button he didn't know where the show was going what direction it was going to take i swear during this thing when it initially broke out on my life i was like we folks don't know what this thing is why are we like down but i am going to report to you some facts and one of the concerns is that china has not been very forthcoming about this mystery illness in china at all they're this form of a pneumonia the issue with this form of pneumonia is a lot of the been given some of the patients patients aren't working which could indicate a couple one of things of them could be that the reason isn't working is because it's or not pneumonia it could be some type of resistance to i'm poor medicine open to anything but it is an election here and i'm not falling for any nonsense again it's you know i don't get off on a and but it is sad i mean honestly folks isn't it said the one outlet in this in a free constitutional republic that has their own specific carve -out the bill of rights in the first amendment the freedom of the press is drawn out right there for them specifically that we trust them so little that even though there's this mystery outbreak of this illness in china that the last ninety person percent of the people in my listens the listening audience you go to the last
Don't Jump to Conclusions About the Mystery Virus in China
"Hostages held in terror hands and on this pneumonia in China. I don't even know if it's pneumonia, and no one should jump to conclusions on it. That's what they're saying in the media. They'd be saying, here we go again. Now, could this be dangerous? Yes, definitely could be. We've seen this before. However, I don't trust anything coming out of the media. And I want to warn you, I'm not an epidemiologist. I'm not a biologist. I'm not a medical doctor, but I'm not a moron either. I'm not stupid. I'm well aware of viral transmission vectors, how diseases spread. They spread sexually. They spread through respiratory function. They can be aerosolized. They can be droplets. You can get a disease spread through a third vector, mosquito, dengue fever. There's bloodborne pathogens. This is not it's stuff. What is this thing in China right now? What is it? You've got to keep one thing in mind. The Chinese Communist Party, anything they're going to put out is probably going to be a lie. But you also have to keep in mind, they were under really extended lockdowns for a long time. Folks, the immune system like your muscles needs to be worked out to develop and grow, to learn to recognize deadly pathogens from common bug. There's a significant portion of your health. These Chinese Communist Party folks had their people on lockdown forever. I just want you to keep in mind, could this be something serious? Yes, but it could just be a normal virus that's making its way to China because their immune systems
The Pneumonia Outbreak in China: Don't Panic Just Yet
"In the morning? Don't believe the first media narrative. I bring up the Bongino rule because there's an outbreak of a new disease in China. What? Yes! And I want everyone to please up front and center. I know you all get it. I don't mean this in any kind of a condescending way. But I just want everyone to just chill on this thing for a minute. There's a reason. Do not trust anything the media says on this thing. Anything. Talk about it. Digest the stories. But I want you to read them. And I want you to read them with my Dipsy -Doo -Flip -A -Roo theory. That anything they say, you should probably believe the opposite. The reason I don't buy this is we've been through this before, before an election season with a disease emanating out of China. And the media's not going to tell you the story. They're going to tell you a story. I need you to understand the difference. There is a difference between me telling you a story and telling you the story. The media, what they're looking to do here with this, they're is trying to figure out right now how to leverage this thing to take advantage of the election season and make Biden look good, or at least not make him look bad. If Trump were in office, it would be the opposite. I assure you, and Jim, you can attest to this as an avid follower of the media politics. If Donald Trump were in office and these reports of a pneumonia outbreak in China, the headline in every liberal newspaper would be what? It would be, here we go again! Here we go again! Coming down from the sky! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness, earthquakes, volcanoes, man rising from the grave! Human sacrifice! and Dogs cats living together! That's it! Those would be media newsrooms right now, for those of you who grew up in the 80s and saw Ghostbusters. Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats! The fact that you're hearing so little about it says to me a couple of things. The media has decided to chill on the story to not make Biden look asleep behind the wheel. But second, media the is probably also saying, hey we don't have to panic right now because we don't know what it is, it may be a pneumonia outbreak but we can't trust China, and we should probably chill
Joe Biden's Incoherent UN Rant Reveals Oatmeal for Brains
"A great rest of your holiday weekend and please enjoy the show here's the rotting oatmeal god he's at the UN last week someone said to me Dan this is sir deliberate I know I do you listen to the show I'm not trying to be a jerk but we've said of course it's deliberate you think the rotting oatmeal god is doing this by accident? his cabinet secretaries and him are destroying the country on purpose they are destroying the United States they're doing it on purpose to create a welfare state subordinate to their gods in communist China here is he at the UN with the whole world watching again incoherently mumbling because he's got SpaghettiOs for brains making words up the whole world's watching this by the way here take a listen to this now even as we evolve our institutions and drive creative new partnerships let me be clear certain principles of our international system are sacrosanct wait jim can is there a way to just can you play the beginning of that again what what what is it he what are you asking about our institutions where we stop okay well where she was always get you one more time please go ahead now he has the of our institutions wait I'm job really I'm not folks in the Facebook measure anyway and wanna does anyone have a suggestion what? mike Jimmy you have any idea what that am I standing by is that Jim know that one last time please now he has the of our institutions I am marie marie a real follows institution Maria job I did marie a real follow I'm Italian there's a woman he knows marie a real you follow now listen me in Italian I can write that's what he said Jim it's not I'm sorry Joe Biden Spaghetti O's brains I apologize. He's there's an institution. Let me look this up can someone go online and look up the Maria real follow institution. I don't know if it's it's a school for Italians maybe maybe Italian languages he Italian culture grew up in the Italian community too Joe Biden just like the Puerto Rican and Jewish community now you've got a show with three Italians here Verdi Sacco and Bongino so we're all big Italians here we know well it and I apologize to Joe Biden. Jim play it one more time Maria Rob Ravallo institution go Maria Giavolo institutions that Maria Giavolo wins I'm sorry I'm sorry folks it's the Maria and Jim Kiddy I'm sorry folks I don't want to do this I know it's good but I think it's the Maria institution Giavolo which gonna get a lot of web traffic today Jim one more time Maria Giavolo institutions
China's Naval Dominance Rises as U.S. Focuses on Diversity
"Around the world the upper hand. China wants to set the stage right now to be able to have absolute naval supremacy in the South China Sea. What are we worried about in the United States of America? Back home? We're worried about that? We're looking at the warnings of history to think to ourselves, hey gee, maybe we should try to do something about this? Nope. Instead, what we're worried about is are we spending enough on diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility? DOD The has scaled up its spending on DEIA in the past three years, jumping from $68 million in fiscal year 2022 to $86 .5 million in fiscal year 2023. But that figure surged another $28 .2 million to $114 .7 million in the department's initial year 2024. If a DOD's initial request for DEIA funding in the final legislation, the department will have spent $270 million on diversity initiatives across the last three years. $270 million on diversity initiatives. Biden's Pentagon has repeatedly pushed for further adoptions of the DEI agenda in its operations. The department's strategic management plan for fiscal years 2022 to 2026 listed one of its goals as
Vivek Ramaswamy Talks ESG and Black Rock
"Of our retirement funds, of the money in your investment accounts or your 401k accounts, and they use it to buy up shares in corporate America of every public company in America to tell them to then adopt environmental and social standards that run contrary to A, the will of most Americans and B, contrary to their best financial interests. So I think this is a largest scale fiduciary breach and arguably antitrust violation of our century. It is a company that is using your money without your knowledge to advance somebody else's left wing political agenda and it's happening every day without you voting at the ballot box to support it. So I think it is a major problem and it's a major threat to our constitutional republic and it's a threat to capitalism and I find it deeply concerning that that same leader, Larry Fink, the leader of BlackRock, has now not only tilted his hands on the scale of the Democratic Party but is now looking to turn the Republican Party into a subsidiary of their own power as well. And I can talk more about that, Mark, but the long story short is it was very concerning and the ESG agenda is fundamentally anti -American and now to see it potentially infiltrate the Republican Party is a problem and I'm going to call that out. It's a huge problem and in addition to him you saw these corporatists giving a standing ovation to Xi of China, which why he went to San Francisco and Nikki Haley is lobbing them and they are lobbing her and I'm thinking to myself, how the hell is she ever going to stand up to Communist China? No? Well, she doesn't stand up to Communist China, Mark. It's an act that she puts up. When she was the best ambassador to the UN, these are her words not mine, she called China our great friend. She's brought Chinese companies with affiliations with the CCP to her state of South Carolina. I think you could say people made mistakes in the past, did they learn from them? Fine. But in the present, the very mega donors in the UN party who are propping her up, the Larry Finks
Why Is Semafor's Ben Smith Slobbering All Over Nikki Haley?
"Of course attacked my stepson and me because he works with DeSantis which the world whole knows but apparently they didn't but I make my own decisions I decide what I'm going to do you have adult children don't do what they want to do and that's okay you know I'm just thankful we don't have any kids that support Bernie Sanders you many callers come here and correctly say my god I've lost this kid didn't lost any of our four let me go on operations were initially supported stick me with you'll see how this works by twenty five million investment funding as well as revenue generated from advertising in person that investments you know their biggest initial investor was mr. producer Sam Bankman freed is in prison for ripping off god knows how many people that's inauspicious beginning I would say but this is 74 so their first investors in a 2023 semaphore raise $19 million in additional funding from investors to replace the money that they had received from Bankman free so what he was their largest external investor their largest external investor so that shows you some of their judgment now they don't put that up on their site they don't have a footnote so people quote semaphore go to semaphore they don't know these things there's more in March 23 semaphore launched its China and global business initiative quote -unquote a collaboration with the center for china and globalization ccga think tank registered as a non -government patient though its independence from the communist chinese party has been disputed semaphore has said the project's purpose is to offer quote a diversity of opinion unquote an alternative to washington's hawkish consensus on beijing now you know what that means of peace communist china for business the initiative would consist of regular events in new york and beijing and would foster dialogue between business leaders and increasing china u .s tensions now you see why they're promoting Nikki Haley if they don't present any of this on they the website don't reveal their connections they the don't other business model semaphore's partnership with the ccg has occasionally come under scrutiny semaphore's show justin smith said semaphore would go into the collaboration with eyes wide open that that it was under no illusion that chinese business leaders are other local groups operate he said they would
The Democrat Party Is a Breeding Ground for Anti-American Hate
"Turning one group of Americans against another group of Americans. Stereotyping Americans Based on wealth. Based on age. Based on genitalia. Based on race. Based on anything they can think of. Because the more that we're at each other's throats, the more the Democrat Party seeks to exploit it. Fundamental transformation. Requires a revolution. Requires an angry people. Requires people who are hateful and jealous of each other. It requires an assault The destruction of actual education Replaced with indoctrination. The Democrat Party's been behind all of this. Really, since the founding of the Democrat Party, but especially now. It rejects capitalism for socialism. It rejects free speech for indoctrination. At the beginning of my book, I explain in great detail how the Democrat The Democrat Party is more like the authoritarian rule... rulers, excuse me. and The the Communist Party in China and the fascistic elements The problem is, no longer can the institution of the Democrat Party control what it's created. This is the new thought that I'm passing on to you.
Biden Rolls Out the Red Carpet for the Chinese Communist Party
"Do for us we appreciate it one of our great stations thank you so much so there's a lot going on folks obviously we got the Chinese Communist Party taking over the United States you may have missed it there's an apex summit going on we invited Xi Jinping he rolled out the red carpet so much so that shockingly they actually cleaned the up city of San Francisco because the commies came in now I there's the irony of this for our KSFO audience out there in San Francisco has the irony of this kicked you in the gonads yet that you're living in this city right where ironically many but not all of the voters to our audience that listens to the show on the station you know we love you you're fighting a good fight but let's just be candid with each other I grow up in New York can talk plainly with each other right it's a city dominated pretty what pretty much by liberals so irony of this is insanely a bunch of folks in San Francisco decided to vote people that emulate communists and then the communists come in and it's the one time your city gets cleaned up from the people you voted in pretending to be communists does anybody see that is even a little bit odd you got the Dan Bongino show on today too Ed, sure I didn't even notice that. Is that a little weird? A little bit. Nobody sees this as odd? And then there's that video I described yesterday Xi Jinping's motorcade is running down the street and they're making a left folks it's not even like that in China there's no American flag there's Chinese Chinese flags everywhere and there's people doing you know the North Korea Kim Jong Il clap And the thing with the Kim Jong Un clap and the Chinese Communist Party is you don't want to be the first one to stop clapping because you're definitely dead so it goes on forever And then Kim Jong Un has to go alright it's been
Joe Biden Is a Political Arsonist
"Political that's arsonist what he is both here at home and overseas he's a and political arsonist he lit the fire in the Middle East like really no modern president it ever has and he's still doing it by arming the enemy there's no other way to put it his decisions are arming the enemy now it's an amazing thing we have sanctions in place thanks to President Trump and Joe Biden will not honor them he will not enforce them and yet today at the United Nations I will read this to you the United Nations Security Council approved the resolution calling for quote urgent and extended humanitarian entry pauses to the Gaza war now what's amazing about this is you have China voting for it Russia voting for these regimes that are slaughtering their own people and other people like they give a damn about a pause the resolution passed 12 to 0 with three countries abstaining the United States Great Britain and Russia why would the United States in Great Britain abstain you they already know as a matter of fact through their own context
Newsom Admits San Fran Was Only Cleaned Up for China Summit
"Video I said look more morons that's coming up in a second but I want to wrap up this election thing for those you of out you there in the Democrats side who are under the illusion that Gavin nuisance is going to save you from California he's polling terribly in California number one and had maybe the greatest gaffe I've ever seen in my life yesterday so he's asked the question about why they're cleaning up the streets of San Francisco for the APEC where China's coming in Joe Biden's going to be there now to our ksfo friends we love on your station in San Francisco but I get it there were a lot of liberals in the city to the Republicans toughing it out you know I love you over there it's an honor to be on your station but to the liberals listening I know you don't like me so I'm not running for office so you have there's no penalty here I'm just asking you an honest question put aside your politics for how does this make you feel that your governor who is done basically jack squat to keep human waste off the streets drug use homelessness crime down shoplifting none of it they've given just perfunctory statements about it and that's it now all sudden of a there's a massive cleanup operation because out -of -towners and people from China and elsewhere are coming into your cities like does that not make you feel bad as the governor you think he'd want to at least like put lipstick on it oh no he's like oh you think the streets are just being cleaned up because other people here yeah you're right no he didn't say that yes you did listen yourself I know folks say oh they're just cleaning up this place because all those fancy leaders are coming into town that's true because it's true but it's also true for months and months and months prior to APEC wait different conversations wait this is why this is a huge gap because some may of you be like well he's telling the truth the problem is he's telling the truth do you hear what he said at the end well we've been having conversations but you've done nothing so wasn't it important to actually do it clean up San Francisco it was important to talk about it but when out -of -towners come in for a conference then you actually do stuff to save them from the indignity of having to walk among homeless people in the street
Monitor Show 14:00 11-14-2023 14:00
"Business stories aren't just about business, they're also about policy, politics, finance, and more. With Bloomberg, you stay informed on global coverage that connects the dots. The Bloomberg mobile app now features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you can get the latest live radio, podcasts, and audio articles in the car. Download the Bloomberg mobile app now to get started. Find it in the Apple App Store or on Google Play. Bloomberg in -car apps are sponsored by Interactive Brokers. All right, fascinating conversation there, courtesy our colleague, Shonali Basak, with CEO Ken Griffin from Citadel in Miami. I'm Joe Matthew in Washington, alongside Kaylee Lines, and this is Bloomberg Sound On, starting a bit late today. I guess it's the fastest hour in politics once again. Kaylee, it's great to see you. I could listen to him all day, whether you agree with him or not, he just has a way of kind of capturing you with the way he speaks. We covered a lot of ground there and was steeped in politics for a lot of the conversation as well. Yeah, a lot of fiscal questions. Of course, as we're having this funding debate here in Washington, Ken Griffin essentially saying that if you look at the market, it is telling us that we cannot run annual fiscal deficits in the magnitude that we're running. Then he went on to say that, look, we're in an election year, however, so it's very unlikely that fiscal policy is actually going to tighten because that's just politically really difficult. And of course, that's on the domestic side. He had a lot to say on geopolitics as well, Joe. That's for sure. We got into China, as you would expect. I was kind of taken by the Nikki Haley conversation. He sounds like he's warming up to the former governor of South Carolina, but we'll talk a lot more about it as we make our way through the day here on Bloomberg and through this hour with myself and Kaylee, because we've got news here, Kaylee, in just a couple of hours, there's going to be a vote on the house.
A highlight from Bitcoin Bull Market & Beginner Q&A with Tone Vays, D++, and Ant - November 14th, 2023
"Hello, and welcome to the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast brought to you by Swan Bitcoin, the best way to buy and learn about Bitcoin. I'm your host, Alex Dancic, and we're excited to announce that we're bringing the Cafe Bitcoin conversation from Twitter Spaces to you on this show, the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast, Monday through Friday every week. Join us as we speak to guests like Michael Saylor, Lynn Alden, Corey Clifston, Greg Foss, Tomer Strohleit, and many others in the Bitcoin space. Also be sure to hit that subscribe button. Make sure you get notifications when we launch a new episode. You can join us live on Twitter Spaces Monday through Friday, starting at 7 a .m. Pacific and 10 a .m. Eastern every morning to become part of the conversation yourself. Thanks again. We look forward to bringing you the best Bitcoin content daily here on the Cafe Bitcoin Podcast. Good morning. What is up, you Cafe Bitcoiners? What up? Hey, Alex, can you hear me? Yeah, man. Damn, the service is amazing. It's fantastic. I was going to have you co -host today, but if you have terrible interwebs, then we'll have to do it again a different time. Yeah, I'm sitting solid right now, but it's my last day in El Salvador, so it's touch and go, but it feels good right now. It feels real good. I people hear laughing and enjoying themselves in the background. Man. Yeah, that's Blake just got out of the surf, and now the homie Paul's taking my fish out, got a session in. I mean, this place is next level, but don't come here, the surf sucks. How you been, man? How's everyone doing? I know I've been off for a little bit, but keeping track of everything and saw that the SEC got dealt another, what looks like a little legal blow. Their legal department is, are they even batting 500 at this point? I don't know. I didn't hear anything. What are you talking about there? I thought I read some about Binance getting granted a confidentiality ruling that basically blocked a bunch of information from the grasp of the SEC for clients. I don't know. I just headlined Reddit, so don't quote me. Didn't dig a lot into it, but saw that that had occurred. Yeah, I didn't hear that. It would suck to be Gary Gunzler right now. Yeah, dude. They're sporting like city attorney type numbers, just getting mopped up, but I don't know. What do you mean? I'm sure he's gotten a job offer for BlackRock. He's sitting pretty. Oh, that's a good point, actually. Anybody want to take odds on Peter's thought there? I think Peter's probably right. I would say the likelihood of that is probably fairly high. That's a hell of a trifecta there. You should take that with Joe Carlos, sorry, Peter, like a ETF still within 2023 on top of a BlackRock job acceptance from Gensler thing. It's got to be like a hundred to one. Yeah, the theta on that is pretty high right now, so no. Yeah, that's like Buster Douglas numbers. It's wild. You know, we were joking in here the other day. Joe came in and we were talking a little bit about the ETFs and Joe was like, I don't understand why we're not seeing an ETF where you can see the actual addresses for the ETF you can verify on chain and then you have redemption directly to shareholders from the trust. And I was joking. I was like, man, somebody is going to do it. We should do it. Me and you, Joe. Let's do this thing. So people were tweeting at me like, is Swan going to do an ETF now? And it's like, dude, I was totally freaking joking about that. That's classic. Where's American HODL this morning? He was caffeinated up on fire yesterday. Dude, he was cracking me up and that guy is funny as hell. I was trying to hack a coconut up in El Salvador and I almost chopped my pinky off. Mickey Koss, good morning, Shelly. Good morning, Terrence. Good morning. Good morning. Good morning. So we're going to have a pretty chill day today. We're going to be doing some beginners Q &A. We have a couple of news items to discuss. There's a lot of Bitcoin mining rigs getting plugged in apparently. Also, we're going to revisit. It's fun to, you know, the Internet's an amazing thing. You can come back and revisit stupid shit people said about Bitcoin. You know, Bitcoin is dying. This is dying. That's dying. Bitcoin is going to boil the oceans, all that. There's some interesting comments from Dave Ramsey that we're going to bring back up. Apparently, the central bank over in England wants all systemically important stablecoin firms to back their issuance with non -interest bearing central bank deposits. I mean, that's like a full on lizard move, in my opinion. We'll discuss that a little more too. But yeah. All right. Let's do the intro to the show. You're listening to Cafe Bitcoin. Welcome to Cafe Bitcoin. This is episode 476. Shout -outs to supporters on Fountain Nosterness. Our mission for the show is to provide signal in a sea of noise, teaching the other seven billion people on this planet why there is hope because of this bright orange future that we call Bitcoin. Today is November the 14th, Tuesday, 2023. Man, we're on our way to the next halving. It's coming up. Where's Ant when I need him? Here he comes. Yeah, man. I think, Ant, I'm going to just like lead off right with you if you're ready. I don't know if you can hear me right now, but we should start with some stats. Let's get some orientation. We haven't done stats in a long time. So let's begin with the stats and get an idea of where we are. Ant, are you there? Are you ready? Yeah, I got some stats. I got time chain stats up right here. Let's go. Taco, talk to us about this impenetrable freedom force field. What's it at? Current USD price, $36 ,587. We are at block height, $816 ,745. Current hash rate, seven -day moving average is around 435 exahash per second. Let's see, mempool transaction is still full a little bit. We got $211 ,000 climbing. The fastest fee right now is around 79 sats per v -byte. Good news, we got 161 days about to the halving, and we are currently up 25 % on the 200 -day And right now, let's see, sats per fiat dollar, is that how you say it? It's 2 ,732 sats per dollar right now. The last block was found by Antpool, and the total subsidy and fees was just over 7 Bitcoin. And I think it was around 10 % of that block was fees, so very interesting. We're 88 % into the halving. $23 ,254, we just hit a block. Block's left. And that's pretty much it for now. I think that's it. Sats per dollar. You can buy 2 ,734 sats per dollar. I didn't hear you if you said that, so I'm just saying it. That's okay, it moved. Technically two different data points. And we have also, there is also 93 .05 % of the total supply of Bitcoin that will ever be mined in the history of mankind has already been mined and distributed. So you might want to get some just in case this thing catches on a little bit. Hey, Ant, if you're in a stable situation, let's get you up as a co -host, my man. Okay, I'm going to switch networks. Okay, you let us know when you're ready. D++, good morning. Thank you for joining us. I know it's super early for you over there on the West Coast. Good morning. I have a huge smile on my face because I'm actually driving over to Club Lab here in Austin, and I feel like I just got the weather report. I felt like I was experiencing the future in real time for a minute there, hearing all of the stats on what Bitcoin's up to. I want that every morning. It's so good. Isn't it cool? You know, to me, it's like an orientation thing. It's useful to know where you are to figure out where you're going. You have to know where you are to figure out where you're going or how you're going to get to where you're going. But it's also really useful because when I started hearing stats like this when I was a newbie Bitcoiner, I didn't know what they meant. I was like, you guys are saying all these words that I don't know the meaning to. And it caused me to look them up, which forced me to learn about it, which was awesome. Also, 435 ExaHash is crazy. Last I checked, it was 420. And it's just so crazy to me how the hash has completely decoupled from the price. I mean, going on for probably a couple of years now, ever since we left China, it's just wild. But the big news for me today is I am driving to PlubLab. As you guys know, it's the Bitcoin startup accelerator and community accelerator in Austin. You have to come through if you're ever in town. And what I'm so excited about is I am enrolled in Nifty Lisa Nye's Taproot class. So I'm taking her Taproot class. She's pretty much one of the only people on the planet that can teach it because what we're doing is we're taking the spec, which is to say the BIPs, and we're implementing them, which is to say we're creating our own library that makes Taproot happen. And she's one of the only people that can really do this because she's one of the only people who can translate from the BIPs into the code because there are certain things that are kind of missing or glossed over. Obviously, it's all in there, right? But it's pretty hard to take the BIP and to just translate it into creating your own Bitcoin library. So it's so fun. It's very challenging. Definitely, this class is for experts only. But if you ever wanted to learn how Taproot works, I highly recommend taking her base 58 class.
"china" Discussed on Mosaic of China
"Episode thirty contents people in the west. Look at china and be like. Oh they're just a crowd of obedient people's and i must admit. Sometimes i had that stereotype in my head before came to china and see that being broken over and over and over again as something that surprises me because the way that they navigate obstacles now that's replaced my paradigm of how i view the cross section of chinese society cooker. Seventy the drag performer from episode. Five china has grown so fast and so quickly and so many cities have developed but one thing that will always surprise me and something that really me off. Is the obstacles that china puts in the way that i think. It's just for like people to get a kick out of like the only entrance into the metro. Is you have to walk all the way down here and we could open this stall up. But we're not going to do that. They're just minute little things that just don't it's not necessary. Michelle true the improvisational comedian from episode. Twenty you cannot borrow a number ella in the metro station. A how does that work. So you scan it you take the umbrella. Yeah and you take them rela in twenty twenty four hours you can give it back in any metro. Station cassandra chin. The heavy metal bar owner from episode. Sixteen a lot of thinking surprise me ten years ago. We don't have a house smartphone and now like everybody does jong yuen. The performance art exhibitor from episode seven technology. In a way. You're not. I mean i believe we cannot live without technolog- the philosopher who just passed away but not stiegler. He just said this. The technology is the poison but on the other hand is is the solution. So you have to get along with it. Douglas glenn see the island businessmen from episode fifteen. The thing that still surprises me is how chinese people are able to copycat things and make it into creative products companies that chose to be in tier. One cities have not outgrown the market and people who decide to start their businesses and tear. Five cities have now outgrown their market. So dow they're fighting for the tier two three four cities and so the foreign companies have to make your products cheaper companies that started cheer five cities now have to improve their quality so across the board. You're gonna see a whole bunch of battles louis roy. The childbirth and lactation flesh lift from episode thick. I was surprised the other day to learn from a bunch of nurses that i was talking to that you can get condoms on allama arrive at your door in twenty minutes and then if it breaks you can get the morning after pill twenty minutes after that and i was like. Maybe you should just stop buying condoms on alma. Alex shoah the clean energy entrepreneurs from episode eleven. How a city of almost thirty million people can feel like a village or even a college campus at times. Something about 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. We have food. You have social activities. You have exercise. You have friends. You have parks And this walkability stefan. We met the head off consumer insights at loyal from episode one every day all the time because when i think i finally figured out why or what this means. That's exactly when the cards turn. And i realized i don't know so i'm everyday constantly amazed reminded john doman the swedish clown from episode seventeen. So i i do crew in people's park and i just remember going to public bathroom there and they put a face scan that we have to scan your face to get your toilet paper. I understand the logic of it. Because i hear people just take the paper and they bring back home to save money. But it's just. It's so bizarre. It's so many steps that could have been done in another way no. They put faith scanner for toilet paper. This machine calculator much paper. I need my chubby western phase and it gives me a lot. John the hand across designer from episode eight. It was a spring festival few years ago. We we are eating in parents. Home in hundred and his family from changing visiting his sister As mama brother with wife and their daughter so it's like a two generation just seats to eat. I want to put the thing in my mouth. And then the kid who was like a route three years old he suddenly she said and then three of them the mother the grandma and grandpa run to the key the take off her panties and trousers and let her in a middle of the living room and that was what is this and the toilet is just to meet beside. Wow yeah don't see that not so many surprises me anymore. So those were the surprises from the guests season two. I hope you enjoyed that compilation. I said at the beginning of the episode that i also had a couple of surprises up my sleeve to share. Well the first of these is that as of october first the podcast has just crept over the threshold of one hundred thousand downloads. So let me say a big. Thank you to you for contributing to that number. I'm grateful for every single one of those listens and speaking of gratitude. I'm also grateful to my husband. He newell for the second surprise. Which is the new banner image for mosaic of china that he designed as i'm releasing this compilation. I've actually spent the last couple of weeks traveling around china recording some of the new compensation for next season so hopefully managed to successfully upload the new banner image to all the online accounts for the podcast. By the time you're listening to this. If not then heyhoe. I guess that counts as a surprise to mosaic of china. If me oscar fuchs with artwork by daniel the next compilation episode coming up. We'll be on the topic of china facts so it'll be a good chance to brush up on your china trivia. See you again in another two weeks. 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. It's been a pleasure. Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you. Thank you very much pleasure. Thanks thanks a lot. Thank you thank you very much thank you thank you thank you thank you so much. Thank you for having me. It's my pleasure..
"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.
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"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.
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"To these compilations are a great way to hear all thirty voices from season to together and to see how people from a variety of different backgrounds approached the same topic. And if you didn't listen to someone's original episode from earlier in the year. Hopefully this will nudge you to go back and check out their full interview to here in china. We're just coming up to the october golden week holidays. So it's perfect timing to talk about travel destinations in mainland china. As you're listening you shorter. Think about your own. Favorite travel destination in china and find a photo to share with the mosaic of china community on social media. We even share a snap from wherever you might be on the road in china this week just search for mosaic of china on instagram or facebook. Or you can join one of the listeners groups on we chat search for my we chat ide- mosaic of china. And i'll add you to the group myself having said all that. Let's now get on with it and listen to the answers to the question. What is your favorite destination. Within mainland china joan mcfarland the product sourcing leader from episode eighteen. See the so manly. However one of the advantages of the job is that we do go to all parts of china and there is a garden furniture factory. That scenario called lynn high. Have you ever been there. Never heard of it obviously stunning and it's like beautiful countryside and in the middle of it is a furniture factory. It's one of my favorite factories to go to casa sin. Such a beautiful location. That is nice and there any places that you have to go to as a source of where you're like. Oh god do. I have to go back there too. I quite enjoy going to all the places. Because of all got like different chinese character and shanghai efforts and so shiny and beautiful and fabulous but like some of the places we go. It's much more gritty. And i actually really like that because it does remind you where you are. Yeah keep it. Real oscar got to keep it real. Michael kinsey. the fire engineer from episode twenty five. I think one of my favorite places is judging as a province. Lots of places of natural beauty. It's so close to shanghai as well. i've been whitewater rafting there. I've been hiking there and go to hunt. Joe i've been to different islands just off the coast of jiang It's absolutely beautiful and you can do all within a weekend if you live in shanghai. It's an amazing place known. Lor ben gu the african community organizer from episode fourteen and embarrassed. I haven't i haven't traveled latin in time out. Really i've been to Anti beautiful though the further you get away from the city. The beds jamie berries. The street food expert from episode two. There's so many good places. It's hard to pick one of my most to replace that. I've gone recently would be being shot and i went out there with a couple of my girlfriends to wine country and we had amazing food amazing wine. Just the most hospitable people you know. It's funny because people are always like shanghainese. People are so mean did it. I'm like they're not they're lovely. And then you go to nick shot. And you're like oh maybe you compare them because they're just so welcoming and so friendly. John j you in the humanities professor from episode three i would say shall her okay. It's votaw smo pull it. There's no real shanghainese doer from ningpo and soochow so the shanghainese is actually the combination of newborn niece and sudanese and then all the foreign influence on top and actually shani's to let a lot of western languages light lau color. It means a old gentleman who knows how to enjoy his party. Boudreau life carla means white collar call. How funny yeah. And when we say show lasi showed his little law zeming's disciplined woman but anyway nause is lousy fair over. How funny so is from french. And i guess because it is a city of immigrants like everyone here day one to trim.
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"I mean now it's getting so built up which is a bit of a shame people like you keep talking about it man. I know i know now. I'm sitting here saying it on a podcast. Which isn't helping my case. Welcome to mosaic of china. A podcast about people who are making them all can china. I'm your host oscar fix so let me say right from the start that this is not a regular episode. I'm taking some time off from releasing regular weekly episodes. While i produced the next season off the podcast. If you're a subscribe to the premium version of the show on patriot internationally or on the end in china..
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"You don't mind talking about it. How do you do your recording stuff. Good question the equipment. It's such a specialized area which it gets very boring very geeky very quickly but basically all you need is you can use your laptop what we are doing now if we plugged into garage band. Which is the free application you get with your mac. I've put two microphones in so not one. But i could have just had one and we might be leaning in very intimately. You have to really work out. You'll sound quality so this is not ideal as a studio because you probably heard their outdoor noises that will be picked up plus as much as you try to muffle the sound. It is very difficult to get rid of the echo and after a while too much. Echo is hard on the listener. So that is part of the equipment equation. So you've got there microphones you've got the mix which is basically the computer garage bound headphones them necessarily need. But if you want to get people to really focus in on the interview then headphones are a good idea. And then it will also come down to how you edit. And i use a bizarre editing program. Because i was taught how to edit podcast by my previous editor. Who was a friend of mine. And i really wanted to work with him so i worked with him in the first season. He then taught me how to edit but actually he's not a professional podcast editor. He actually has more a video editor. I'm using video editing program to and interesting on my podcast. It's the most bizarre thing. But anyway you're starting podcast. What have i missed out that. You're using a whiskey. That's basically my editing processes glass of whisky. Then you know you drink till the pain goes away. If you're anything like me listening to the sound of your voice is excruciating. Yes okay. I'm not going to put you on the spot. What would you say that. I could do differently. What i it's kind of a tough one because look into my. No 'cause i'm trying to think would i like him what i don't like the thigh columns a lot higher than the. Don't column some of this stuff. I think you just have to cut out that you find you have to cut out whereas i was hearing you talk about it before. Like some of the cuts you've done or like some very funny stories that you just couldn't tell and i think sometimes that kind of stuff people wanna hear it even with bleeps warts and all. We want to know what things are. But i think that'd be the only creative constructive criticism. I could really bring to the table. I mean thank you. I do want to keep improving. Well i mean. Is it normally do these podcasts. Without clothes beautiful well from a person that's open a number of bars restaurants in shanghai. We designed something we go to the construction. We see built. It's designed to spec we have the ideas all done but it takes us about a year or two to really understand how the restaurant moves. Where do the people sit. Are they sitting in the places that we thought they'd sit in or they sitting someplace else. Is the beer machine in the right area or is it someplace we could have moved it. We didn't think about it. And sometimes it just takes a good year or two after you have your groove and everything's done. The dust is settled and the construction workers have left. And you're like okay. This wasn't landing where i thought it would land. Why not how do i improve that. So sometimes it's good to have your format done have a couple of years in and go. Okay we asked ten questions. What's great about ten when we can do eight questions you know. Is there filler question. We'd be skipping maybe something. We'd be changing sharpening the platform. A little farther. I am actually to drop one. Oh wow big news. Here is big news. It's coming out so it's going to be the last question. Which is what's your favorite china related news source. The fourth reason is it's the last question and it's kind of a down like the other ones tend to bring out interesting stories and this one is very factual i like it but it was a mistake to put that at the end. And then have that being the finale but secondly and maybe you've noticed this everyone ons in a very similar way which is basically i get my news on leisure and i have to admit that is how i would answer it and each time. Someone says i go. Ooh yeah. that's my fault. It's the way. I voted the question so for next season. I'm not deleting it. But i am going to broaden the question so that you still could answer it as a new source but the question is going to be now. What or who is the source of your inspiration in china. That's right so of course you can be inspired to think about something which you read in the paper so you could still say yeah. I always get my information from reading this reading that but it allows now people to also say no. My greatest inspiration is logan browse. Because yeah the smell is a bit disconcerting but otherwise inspiration would you said was on natural podcast. So what i think is fun. I like how you have people recommend to get on the show. And i think an interesting point. Maybe this is just me. Speaking you know is They can recommend with a question to maybe. It's something you haven't thought of. Obviously you would have total control of her. What gets asked but it could be an interesting question that somebody has a different point of view. And you're like oh what a cool thing this is. I didn't write this. But i love this idea that excellent idea and what i want to do in the next season to involve at least the people who listened to the premium version of the show to come up with questions for the guest but to build it into the referral. That's a smart idea. They just writing season three or four. You know it's it's true. I have to pay you a consultant. Now this is definitely been worthwhile. I mean when the other things i was going to ask you is of the season one compilations which was a sleeper that surprised you the most the interactions that came out of it. Nothing unbelievable question. Because that is the third and final thing. I wanted to say about what hynek rushing this podcast because when i did that compilations. It was actually just a by myself some time. Because i didn't want to start the second season of the podcast until people had returned to china. Some like what can i do. And that's when. I came up with that idea but i am going to do that again for season. Two just to answer your question though finally enough the last one i did which was a compilation of chinese phrases. That got the most traction. I think that out of all compilations was the most popular. I honestly that's my favorite one. Is it really. I we i take. Chinese class actually asked. My teacher is a can we go over some more phrases. I use some of the ones from the phrases that you gave like. I think the one gentleman said something about one mountain can't have two tigers yes and that was really cool. I love this phrase and like a lot of the phrases really really cool. Yeah okay you're making me think that that's something which i should double down on then. But that's interesting feedback. And i really appreciate hearing that logan. You'll someone who i've known in the ether. In life in shanghai we've met very briefly and peripherally person as well. We haven't had a chance to sit down one on one the whole time and i really am grateful that you said yesterday doing this. And it's been a great excuse to get to know you just a bit better so thank you for those comments and most of all. Thank you very much for coming in. Thank you for having me. And i look forward to hearing recipes and three and beyond well it is time for me to start recording season three so we are going to have a break from new gifts for a short while. But as i mentioned. I will now be releasing compilation episodes comprised of the onset to the ten questions that i've been asking all thirty of the gifts from season to. It's really fun to hear all thirty voices from the season splice together and answering the same question. So i'm looking forward to putting these together all released. The first compilation on the subject of the guests favorite destinations in mainland china in two weeks time and then the plan is to release the following nine in two week intervals after that. If you are a premium subscriber.
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"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.
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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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"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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"I need to tell them what color they need to the wall. And then just painting the color that you wanted to be a few like. Pink painted pink coupons. Welcome to mosaic of china. A podcast about people who making their mark in china. I'm your host oscar felix. We're already well into the second season of this project and it almost every episode. We've mentioned the pace of construction and the development of the built environment in china over the last decade. So it's about time. We had an architects represented in the mosaic. My guest today. He grew up in. Belgium is half flemish and half english and works alongside her dutch husband. And you'll hear how she integrates european perspective into the story of her life and work in china. We cover the rest of her intro very early on in our chat. So let's get on with it. Let's just introduce you properly. So you are the chief architect. What's title yeah. You could say that The owner kind of co owner and chief architects of aim architecture. How do you spell that a. m. a. i n. great. Well thank you so much for coming in wendy. Oh i should probably say your full name as well. So you're wendy saunders. Yes so what object did you bring that. In some way describes your life in china this one this object. I'm intrigued. I have no idea what i'm looking at the. Tell me what's going on. This is a a a sample of an object that we wanted to make for project and we never made it in the end because it became too complicated and stuff like that. But it's a a rubber mold and we wanted to use it for a seat of chan so it is a lot of testing with that in the end. We did the full rubber one which of course too hard to sit but it was kind of also the funny thing is just kind of an object to have in the house I kind of my head. I called it like the king seat because of the kind of crony spikes. But it's very uncomfortable. So how'd you this kind of duality to it right. I see so. It's it's about being high profile being high status but also inflicting pain. Exactly why i brought it here is because it really shows what was interesting in the beginning. What we're always fascinated me to be in china. When i first arrived as an architect it was just everywhere on the street. People were making things you used to have a lot of these small stores and small workshops and had no clue really making but you could just feel everywhere that were doing things and making things and that was really exciting everywhere. People were producing stuff. And now we're part of that community of course because we make little furniture pieces or things and interiors buildings so it's a big part of. What is china us and we. I remember also kind of our first in office tables that we made we made on the street. This guy the they used to make window frames and we just thought how cool is that too. Corny just will design a table that is made specifically what the stuff that he has and it was. It was really fun to to to make something like that which otherwise. You would never dual because you just did it with the pieces that he had in the shack kinda thing. That is a great jumping point. Because i think you've just described one of the sort of conflicting things that you have to do with an architect balance. You know the style with the practical use right. Yes you have these huge buildings and you think. Oh no expense spared. Look at this amazing shiny building and then you realize oh wait a minute. The the quantity wasn't quite what i expected right. Yes i think the constant dilemma here but to be on the positive side now. It is kind of changing a lot. I think that the the quality's improving immensely and also the the knowledge of of technology and the knowledge of how things are made is is also renewed changing a lot because in the beginning i think a lot of these workers. These construction workers they come from the countryside. They have no formal education whatsoever and they used to come to work for part time of the year when the farm was not doing well and they used to work in construction and that was so there was a some people in the team of course when knowledgeable but actually a lot of people who actually making things did not have any construction background or. There's not a school that you go to learn construction and or masonry or anything like that so if you start thinking about it is very normal that they had to go through that whole process. Well we're touching upon this subject but let me ask you out right then. So what is the state of architecture right. Now is doing extremely well. I this so much Going on and again the evolution that we've gone through that i've seen When we arrived and we wanted to start a small practice it was really very difficult to find a client and to actually have a few staff to actually support you because nobody wants to work in a small company. It was totally interesting for them. Everybody would want to work in a five hundred people company because it was secure and it was. That's what china at that time was and if you see now the so many independent smaller designers architects and then travels have better educated or they're educated abroad or wherever but they've really very interested in what's going on. Let's go back to when you first came so explain what the world was like in china then there was just a lot of A lot of changes going on. And i think everybody was quite surprised than astonished about the the the toddler toddlers that was going through with little respect at the time of the old navy which again now is totally changed Which is great. I don't think at that moment. I dare to judge it because you also don't really understand. It mean the conditions. A lot of these buildings were in. Were also not great as a tourist you pass by think. Oh how cute. But the conditions for the people who live there are not really you would not want to live there so maybe many things got destroyed. That shouldn't have but it is also kind of like an of lucien of learning and i think we In europe anyway hundreds of years to go through that while he did it in such a short time. It it's kind of normal. They kind of learning through doing basically which is something you can say about. China writ large across everything trying iterating failing making mistakes trying again. Yeah making numerous states and in your world these are building size mistakes right yes but it makes it also kind of a bold has a boldness to it and it's also architects in europe. I can only speak for a european architects. But they're very serious. They the united. They think they can change the world. And i in the back of my mind. I also got to do that. But it makes everything is serious and you don't take things lightly. Because he has this huge responsibility to it it. It is but on the other hand you know not. Everything has to be liked by everybody. Not everything has to be Things can sometimes be a little bit off a little bit weird or a little bit funny and it is also kind of also makes a city a city. It makes the urban fabric a lot richer in the beginning when i came to shanghai the neon it was amazing. I loved it. You know it makes everything so happy and so vibrant and it was for me truly like this cliche of and then when i went to europe. It's so boring you know. Everything is so quaint and so perfect or they'd try at least to be you know and even if it's not perfect is derelict. There's not really a lot in the middle. And i think this kind of freedom a little bit In the city is very refreshing. And i think that that liveliness. When i came to china gave me a huge sense.
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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
"china" Discussed on Mosaic of China
"Stood. Hello hi oscar so nice to see you again to see it too. It's been a while it has been a while but here we are and it's been an interesting years since our recording right and it was very unexpected. Where were you then. Let's just talk about when corona virus hit where you in china. At the time i was i was in shanghai and actually last days of our operating and then as i already had planned to go to la. I was like okay never mind. I'm just you know. I'm just going to follow the plan so i went there and then there was the time when it only took me like seven days there to realize that seems like things are getting pretty tricky so basically and i locked my door in shanghai. I was like i'm going to be back in two weeks and lock the door for entire nine months. Nine months Yes because at the last minute. I decided that because becton the airlines started to shut on so i bought a ticket to armenia. Your violinist of course. Did you have your violin when you left china now. That's the first time. I left the country without my violin. This was a moral to be learned in the future. You'll never leave your instrument even for two weeks and that was the shocking thing ever in my life as well because i've never been separated from my violin for even two days and this time it was nine months and i felt like you know i abandoned my child soulread. God knows where. And nobody's taking care of it. if it does. Some people will see. It's just a piece of wood but it's not. It's a life so it was really stressful from that side as well so i had to find a replacement. At least you could play some. I could but you know it's just a little bit you feel like because you'll find her replacement somewhere else in different country. You can have your own long waiting for you and the place of origin. So the woman. I came back first thing. I did was checking up on my lane but i didn't pick it up. I needed time to just you know. Feel it daddy stare. I'm back around me. And then after a while i just took it and i started playing on it a lot of bad news. That's nice. let's talk about them when you did come back. So what was that situation. When you finally returned to china. Likely the embassy in our of china Was so nice and they were opened the whole building for my application to turn on the computer. After eight months that moment the whole energy feels like entire countries working on my return back to china. So i had this applications and i had like forty eight dollars plus treat peer transferring to four different countries. So i eventually arrived in You know but that's the human being you know you once you arrive. Whatever you experienced before gun is just like all the difficulties or the tiredness. Whatever just the idea that you're back home just this feeling yeah. I'm so glad that you are back Unfortunately the person who you recommended. She is still stuck in taiwan. Yes so we can't include her in the next season one coming up now. But i did find a nice replacement so i enjoy that thank you. I'll scar looking forward to catch up more. Thanks for having me as usual..