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Fresh update on "china" discussed on KCBS Radio Overnight News
"To have in a small hotel like this. Ian Windsor, Jeffrey Shelby, case CBS. California has taken a significant step toward clean energy production with Tuesday's auction of offshore wind development rights as K CBS reporter Holly Quan tells us 5 parcels, two off the coast of Northern California and three off the central California coast, will one day likely be home to turbines that could power up to one and a half million homes. This helps move the state towards its goal of weaning off of fossil fuels by 2045. The California wind farms could someday generate up to four and a half gigawatts of power. The hiccup in using California offshore waters is that they're deep so deep that instead of the platforms being bolted to the ocean floor, they have to be tethered by cables, which is a new technology that hasn't been used on a commercial scale. Dan camin is Professor of energy at UC Berkeley. The West Coast is behind in the sense that Europe has already launched China has launched massively. And the east coast of the U.S. has already launched. In fact, the first offshore wind leases on the east coast raised about $5 billion. So even if we just start with the financials, it's a big deal to get these going. And unfortunately, we are in the West Coast quite far behind. The auction is a big win for the Biden administration, which has been trying to put offshore wind farms along every U.S. coastline as part of the climate change agenda. After blazing onto Wall Street by
China announces rollback of strict anti-COVID-19 measures
"In a sharp reversal. China's announced a series of measures rolling back some of its most draconian anti COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting harsh lockdowns. China's national health commission in a ten point announcement has stipulated COVID-19 tests and a clean bill of health displayed on a smartphone app with no longer be required apart from vulnerable areas, such as nurseries, elderly care facilities, and schools, is also limited the scale of lockdown to individual apartment floors and buildings rather than entire districts and neighborhoods, the announcement follows recent street protests in several cities over the strict zero COVID policy. Now entering its fourth year, which has been blamed for upending ordinary life travel and employment. I'm Charles De Ledesma.
Fresh update on "china" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Europe
"From Bloomberg's European headquarters in London, I'm Stephen Carroll with this Bloomberg radio business flash, so we're an hour and 40 minutes into the trading session here in Europe. The stock 604 tenths of 1% lower, the cat car in Paris than by three tenths the Dax, down by two tenths. The FTSE 100 here in London though is a tenth of 1% higher as is the FTSE mib in Italy, which is actually three times higher now looking across the sectors of the stocks, 600 the majority of sectors trading in negative territory, energy and basic resources at the bottom of the basket that's linked to Australia and China. We'll talk about in just a moment, but healthcare shares are the outperformers 8 tenths of 1% higher than some of the biggest gainers on the stock. 600 GSK up 9% Sanofi of biomass 6% and Haley and up by almost 4%. That was after a ruling in the United States in which a U.S. judge rejected the evidence behind claims that heartburn drug zantac could cause cancer, which means the drug makers won't face more than 5000 lawsuits over the issues that's translating into a positive boost for those companies shares in trading today. The other big narrative on the markets is around what's happening in China so we have an easing of COVID restrictions on one hand with an introduction of home quarantine and easing of some testing requirements, but also then the latest trade data being interpreted negatively by the markets those November figures showing a 9% drop in exports and nearly 11% drop in imports in the month of November that's in dollar terms and this is normally a time that you'd see exports rise in China's increased demand for products coming from the rest of the world, that negative feed is reading into where we're seeing shares if we look at their hang seng in Hong Kong, for example, a 3.2% lower at the close they are looking ahead towards Wall Street trading S&P minis are two tenths of 1% lower NASDAQ features four tenths lower on the bond markets. We are seeing European barns not moving very much at this stage. We had seen a significant rally in bonds that started trading today, but the ten year bond yield is now 1.79, whereas the ten year Italian
The Biggest Lie in History With Dr. Andrew Huff
"The truth finally is coming out. One of the great crimes the last century was the American political involvement in Mainland China. In the development of the Chinese coronavirus. Gain of function research, which Anthony Fauci said they weren't doing, which I believe he lied under oath. But there is a bombshell new book called the truth about Wuhan. How I uncovered the biggest lie in history. By doctor Andrew huff and he joins us right now. Doctor Hough, welcome to the program. Tell us about yourself and the work that you did with the eco health alliance. And then make the argument that this is the biggest lie in history. The floor is yours. Well, that should be somewhat easy to do. Thank you for having me, Charlie. I'm not a typical scientist. I started off my career in the U.S. Military as an infantryman. I served in operation enduring freedom, operation Iraqi freedom. That was going to be a career after and then after my second deployment had to change your heart decided to go out for my next passion science. My degrees are in psychology. Security technology engineering, geographic information systems and my PhD is environmental health with an emerging infectious disease, especially track, which is epidemiology essentially. And the PhD student, I was groomed to be a leader in bioterror biosecurity. I worked at a Department of Homeland Security center of excellence at the PhD student on full scholarship, head on my dissertation research published, and they started bringing me out to Washington D.C. to meet all the key players all the top bureaucrats at the three letter agencies in national security and bioterror and bio warfare. When I wrapped up the PhD, essentially all the people that had trained me asked me point blank, where do you want to go next? I kind of went to the State Department, CIA Department of Defense Department of Homeland Security really had my choice. My befriended a couple of scientists who worked at sandia national laboratories, which is their primary mission there is to manufacture make nuclear weapons technology. So this is the most secure national laboratory in the country. I actually worked in biologics and public health and then complex simulation modeling for doomsday events. Working there, I had a change of heart. I realized I didn't want to work for the defense industrial complex anymore. And furthermore, with a top secret clearance, when your work is continually being classified, you get to a point where you're not able to leave that environment
US approves $425 million in arms sales to Taiwan
"The U.S. has approved $425 million in arm sales to Taiwan. I'm Lisa dwyer. The Biden administration has signed off on two new significant armed cells to Taiwan an approvals that are sure to rankle China. The State Department says it is approved cells worth more than $425 million of spare aircraft parts to Taiwan to support its fleet of F-16 fighters. See one 30 transport planes and other U.S. supplied weapons systems. The cells were announced just weeks after president Joe Biden met with his Chinese counterpart for talks in Indonesia in which China's increasingly aggressive behavior towards Taiwan was a major issue. China has roundly condemned previous U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and is expected to react similarly to this new announcement. I'm Lisa dwyer
Holding the FBI and Twitter Accountable With Miranda Devine
"With Republicans taking over the House of Representatives, how should they handle all this? What would your recommendation be for oversight and, I mean, for holding also the FBI and the people at Twitter accountable. I mean, someone's got to go to jail at some point for this Miranda, right? Well, yeah, but first, first things first, they really have to get the information out there and find out, use the power that they have to look in places that we can't look at with their subpoena power with their ability to look into treasury files and follow the money. So that's crucial following the money. And I think they seem to be doing all the right things for one thing, James comer is making it crystal clear that this is not an investigation about Hunter Biden. It's about Joe Biden. And the reason that's so important is that, you know, all the millions of dollars that flowed into Biden family coffers during Joe's vice presidency from China from Russia from Ukraine from Kazakhstan. Have they compromised? Has that money compromised the president, Joe Biden now, you know, that's a really important question, particularly since Joe Biden has continually denied that he knew anything about his son or his brothers overseas business dealings. He met with at least a dozen of Hunter Biden's overseas business partners, and he met them in Beijing. He met them in Mexico. He met them in Washington, D.C. at that dinner I told you about he invited some to his residence, the vice presidential residence in Washington, D.C., to The White House. So there's a lot of evidence, not just from the laptop, but from tidy bubble linsky, from other of Hunter Biden's former partners who are all not feeling very happy about the way they've been treated.
China eases controls, gives no sign when 'zero COVID' ends
"Beijing's easing some of the world's most stringent antivirus controls. China has yet to say when it might end the zero COVID strategy that's confined millions to their homes and set off protests and demands for president Xi Jinping to resign. Commuters in Beijing and at least 16 other cities are now allowed to board buses and subways without a virus test in the previous 48 hours for the first time in months. The government announced plans last week to vaccinate millions of elderly people a key condition for ending zero COVID restrictions. I'm Charles De Ledesma
Russias Largest Digital Asset Deal Denominated in Chinese Yuan
"8 a.m. Monday, December 5th, 2022. Russia's largest digital asset deal denominated in Chinese yuan. A Russian company has announced the country's first authorized transaction with digital financial assets DFAs involving a foreign currency, China's yuan. The deal reportedly the largest made to date under the current Russian DFA law covers the issuance of tokens secured by commercial debt. Digital financial assets for ¥58 million issued by Russian platform. The post Russia's largest digital asset deal denominated in Chinese yuan appeared first on Bitcoin news minor.
Mercurity Fintech Holding Inc. Closes 5 Million Private Investment
"2 p.m. Sunday, December 4th, 2022. Mercury FinTech holding incorporated closes 5 million private investment. Decrypt to a news update provides the latest articles on technology and cryptocurrencies. In public equity pipe financing Xinjiang, China, December 2nd, 2022 globe newswire, mercury FinTech holding incorporated the company NASDAQ M FH, a digital FinTech group powered by blockchain technology. Today announced that on November 30th, 2022, in connection with its private offering the pipe, it entered into a securities purchase agreement the SPA with crypto news dot com
Hedge Fund Veteran Mark Yusko Predicts Bitcoin Will Replace Gold, Unveils Massive BTC Price Target
"11 p.m. Sunday December 4th, 2022. Hedge fund veteran Mark jesko predicts Bitcoin will replace gold, unveils massive BTC price target. A seasoned hitch fund manager says that Bitcoin BTC will eventually replace gold, and predicts the king crypto will hit a 6 figure price tag. In a new interview with stansbury research, veteran hitch fund manager Mark jesko of Morgan creek digital predicts that China will be the home of the next world reserve currency, but the post hitch fund veteran Marc esco predicts Bitcoin will replace gold, unveils massive BTC price target, appeared first on the daily HODL.
3 Chinese astronauts return to Earth after 6-month mission
"Three Chinese astronauts have returned to earth after their 6 month mission completing construction of the country space station. Commander Chen dong and astronauts Liu Yang and Tsai shuja were part of the shenzhou 14 mission, which launched in June. This comes 5 days after three of their colleagues arrived on the shenzhou 15 mission, making it the first time China had 6 astronauts in space at one time. During their mission, the astronauts completed three spacewalks held a live science lecture from the station and conducted a range of experiments. The station is part of official Chinese plans for a permanent human presence in orbit. I'm Naomi Shan
OPEC doesn't change its targets for oil production amid uncertainty over new Western price cap on Russian oil
"The OPEC oil cartel decides to keep its targets for shipping oil amidst uncertainty over western sanctions on Russia. The Saudi led organization of petroleum exporting countries meets ahead of an EU boycott of most Russian oil and a price cap of $60 per barrel on Russian exports, back in October, OPEC announced a 2 million barrels per day cut in oil production. That's still remains in effect and was met with much criticism, but while the U.S. and Europe went to punish Russia for the war in Ukraine, they also want to prevent a sudden loss of Russian crude that could send oil and gasoline prices back up. It's not yet clear how much Russian oil these sanction measures could take off the global market, Russia has been rerouting much of its former European shipments to India, China, and turkey, while also threatening to simply halt deliveries to countries that observe the limit altogether,
China reports 2 new COVID deaths as some restrictions eased
"Two new COVID-19 deaths are reported in China as it eases its restrictions following countrywide protests. The national health commission says the deaths were reported in Shang dong and Sichuan province, but no information has been given about the victim's ages or vaccination status. According to the commission, 9 in ten Chinese have been vaccinated, but only 66% of people over 80 have gotten one shot. These low figures and the fact that relatively few Chinese have built up antibodies to the virus due to strict lockdowns mean that many fear millions could die if restrictions are lifted entirely. But public anger and national demonstrations prompted by a fire in an apartment building in the northwestern city of Uruguay, which killed at least ten people, appeared to have pressured authorities to lift some restrictions. I'm Naomi Shannon
Why Is Apple Limiting Chinese Protesters' Use of AirDrop?
"This latest report that Apple prior to the current demonstrations in China restricted their AirDrop file sharing service only inside China to make it harder for protesters to share files? Not surprising at all. Apple has made in China. It's made with slave labor. They depend upon forced labor and slavery. In China in order to make the things that they make and sell them for the price that they sell it at. So Apple, it may be located in America, but like so many companies now, it's not an American company. It's the company that seems to exist to serve China, do whatever it wants, and so however it wants. So while it was disappointing to see them do that, it was one of the least surprising things I've ever seen. Of course, they're going to kowtow to the country that makes possible their massive profits in their manufacturing operation. And the fact that the truly historic events were witnessing on the streets of China are basically it's as if they're not occurring as far as the mainstream media is concerned. Yeah, the media is having a tough time right now because what China is doing is no different than what China did a year or two ago with the initial COVID lockdowns. It's no different than what people like Fauci and a bunch of people in the corrupt corporate media said the U.S. should be doing. Remember, these people said, U.S. should have modeled its COVID response after China. So I think the media is in a real pickle now where they probably in their hearts side with the people who are being burned alive by the communist Chinese. But at the same time, they don't want to go and criticize the same government that they lauded, not all that long ago for doing this exact same thing over COVID. Yeah.
You Must Bring Your Faith Into Everything You Do
"Quote Abraham Kuiper, who was the Dutch prime minister, I think, or president. But he's also a theologian, but he says there is not one square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ to his sovereign does not cry mine. And Bond hopper talks about live our faith in all spheres of life. So it's the biblical view. That's what's so interesting to me. It's like there are people who are really taking the side of the atheist Marxist in places like China, right? And they're saying, just keep your keep your faith in that little religious corner. And you think, wait a second. If my faith is real, the goal of God in my life is for me to take my faith everywhere out of the church into the world out of Sunday morning into every part of the week to touch every life, every sphere of media government, whatever it is, our faith is supposed to impact the whole world. So that Kuiper quote, I mean, I quote him all the time. Chuck Coulson, my hero, used to quote that, quote, almost in every speech that we're supposed to take our faith into everything, including politics, including government, everywhere we go. So the idea that you're supposed to keep your faith in some little religious box, that's the Devils theology. That's not God's theology.
The Battle for 'Reality' in the Modern World
"Anyway, there's a lot of economic stuff happening. And there's a lot of real world scary stuff happening in light of the crackdown that some would like to see on what I would consider our First Amendment, our freedom of speech, Elon Musk is not exactly high on some people's lists right now and that The White House wants to take a very close look at Twitter. There's a belief or a feeling that Twitter is going to be advancing misinformation, disinformation, and somehow that needs to be stopped. It's worth asking what misinformation really is, right? Because it turns out that, huh, what do you know? That laptop that everybody was so worried about, that laptop, well, it turned out that wasn't misinformation that was real stuff. It's just that the powers that be didn't want to know that. European Union just came out within the last day and said they're going to consider not allowing. Not allowing Twitter in the EU. How are we any better than China on that front? All right, I mean, you're not allowed to see Twitter in China. And now the EU is going to try and follow in those footsteps. It doesn't seem right. Now, does it?
Jim Carafano on What Sets the U.S. Apart From Russia and China
"You've served this nation in uniform for more than 20 years in the U.S. Army. You fought the Cold War, are you ashamed of what we represent in terms of the administration and business leaders? So this is ironic. Because on the one hand, they talk about global norms and all this other human rights. Right. But on the other hand, when China or Iran or even Russia to these horrific terrible things, they just feel muted and embarrassed. And I think this is the difference between them and us. And by us, I don't mean we are neocons that want to go out and bomb everybody and bend everybody to America as well in the world. It's this notion of this is when we talk about America's global interests and responsibilities. It's not the World Economic Forum and globalism and global governance. It's about what's in the best interests of the American people and often we find out it is standing up for, you know, I say this all the time. What's the difference between us and Russia and Iran and the United States fundamental America and all the countries and people in America and that we have all kinds of different things. But fundamentally, we and the free world, whatever you want to we believe in basic human rights, not being beaten up and thrown in jail, not being allowed to pray. We believe in human rights, we believe that the governments ought to be elected by their people and the government ought to be accountable to their people. And we believe that I don't care some version of the free market system, whatever you want to call it. You work hard, you should get rewarded for that, right? And you should have private property. Exactly. Right. We believe in those things. China, Russia, Iran, they don't believe in any of those things. And not only do they not believe in them, they see their mere existence. As a threat to them. As the ultimate obstacle, the expansion of their power and influence and it must be destroyed. And that is why if you are in Moscow and Beijing in Tehran, you wake up every morning with one that today I hope is the last day America is in the world.
Why Is the Biden Regime So Silent on China? Boris Epshteyn Explains
"China. I think he's been speaking at my notes. Let's listen to president Trump's son, who had this interesting explanation as to why this administration is eating 200 lobsters at the state dinner last night in The White House and seeing nothing about the events in China. Almost shocked that the level of silence. And then I remembered, you know what? China's $1 billion investment into Hunter Biden when he flew over there on air force two and walked away. You know, China invested in a lot of crackheads folks. It's what they do. They definitely don't do other diligence than that. They get every crackhead and they give them a billion dollars into their fund, right? No, no, no. That investment is paying off in spades right now, folks. Yeah, very wise investment on behalf of Beijing when vice President Biden flew to China with his son on air force two. We played multiple times or played it again with our next buddy Jim carafano. The clips from Kirby from The White House saying no, we're not going to comment on the events occurring in China, which are utterly historic as somebody born in a former communist dictatorship whose family got out of there. Did you ever expect to see this from? I don't care political parties. Any political administration in America now? No. This is not America. And let's be honest, if you look at the history of America in the fight against the Soviet Union, Soviet communism, the same that Nixon was a Cold War warrior, Carter became a Cold War warrior. And Reagan was a call. It was bipartisan. JFK, LBJ. It was bipartisan. Right. Bill Clinton was strong, right? The events in the former Yugoslavia, right? Lack of leadership. The lack of presence. The lack of hegemonic from this administration isn't just troubling. It's treasonous. That's what it is. They are selling our country down the river,
What Is Real Oppression?
"Want you to hear what real oppression sounds like. I warned you about this audio, so if you're not ready for it, turn it down. I don't like to hear it, but we need to hear it. Go ahead and roll it, pop over Sean. That's what it sounds like when you're being burned alive. That's what it sounds like when you're being burned to death and you realize that there's no escape. That you have a dictatorial regime, a Chinese Communist Party, if you will, that will not allow you to escape your own housing so that you can survive. And as a matter of fact, you have, you have people first responders, if you will, I don't know what they call them in China. They can't even get in because of the barricades that exist due to zero COVID policies and you're certainly not going to climb over the fence because on top of the fence lies these. They're not even barbed wire to say that they're a barbed wire would be kind, but lies these knives that stand erect at the top of the fence. That's oppression.
"to Whom Much Is Given, Much Is Required"
"I want you to understand what authoritarian sounds like. I want you to understand what people that are actually suppressed. I want you to understand what it sounds like. So we're gonna get to some audio shortly and I'm going to brace you. If you've not heard this audio of people dying dying in China because of their zero COVID lockdowns, being burned alive, I want you to understand that that's what's coming. But before I get to that, can I get back to my fake oppression? Which is what I absolutely hate. And I absolutely despised because we don't take advantage of the God given freedoms that are allotted here in America when we buy into the left nonsense that we're oppressed. We are not oppressed in America, we're freaking spoiled. We're spoiled. Now I gotta be honest with you. I'm not ashamed of it. I look at I look at my citizenship as an American as a duty as a responsibility to spread freedom and to spread goodness not just here in the United States, but around the globe. That's our responsibility. The Bible teaches us to whom much is given much is required as
"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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"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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"Eric might say you nice to see you. It's been a long time. Hasn't adjust and the world has changed hundred eighty degrees since we lost met each other. Well here in vietnam. We haven't had much covert so we don't have any vaccines by the way but we have no kovin. So i don't know is that okay. I'd rather have no covert no vaccines and covert vaccines. Well that is the major update. Because you've already let the cat out of the bag that you on now in vietnam yeah so. We laughed in twenty nineteen. So right before you and i spoke when right around that time was when when we left exactly. I alluded to in our chat saying that. I got you at a busy time. But i did not mention at that time that it was literally three days before. You're leaving the country. That was my party. Gift to china was to speak. Well tell me then so what happened. Why are you now in vietnam. Well i was working for an american advertising agency with an american clients and that american client was all run by chinese managers and they came to us and said we do not want anybody on our account who is not chinese. Red nationals is was not a racial thing. It was a national thing. When you leave you obviously lose your visa. And so i could have probably found something but it wasn't as exciting as what i came up with which is to take the china africa project. Which is this thing. That i talked about with you. Prior that i've been working on for ten years and then go full time with it and it's been just a roller coaster and exciting and fun and being here in vietnam allows me to be right over the border from china. So i'm in the same time zone. I'm close to people on chat discussions and at the same time as a journalist and as an independent writer about china. I don't face the same pressures. As if i was in china and that has been nice it takes a little bit of that anxiety i never really self centered myself that much but now i don't have to think about it at all right and you saying that actually had been a side hustle for you while you had that job in appetizing. But then what is it now. Yes so i really enjoyed it. I'm glad i did it. I'm glad i'm not in that business anymore. My my roots and my heart are in editorial journalism which i've been doing for thirty five years. And so what i saw. The trend was that. I don't need to go work for cnn again or for the bbc again. If i want to tell the stories that i want there are platforms out there. That i can just do it myself. And i had already built an audience of one to one and a half million followers on social media. And so i said okay. Let's find a way to monetize. Eight tiny tiny percentage of that audience a half of a percent a quarter of a percent. In if i'm able to do that i would have a perfectly fine living. And that's what i've done so relaunched. The website created daily newsletter also created podcast and giving consulting services and talking to people most of it though comes down to this newsletter and i spend almost twelve hours a day to produce this newsletter. Which is crazy. I start every day at five thirty or six in the morning. And i don't stop until nine or ten at night and yet it never feels difficult but if i was working that much for any of my old employers i would be burned out and frustrated and i would just be so annoyed all the time but because we're building something here that's what makes it fun and exciting and that's the thrill of it. Yes it's not a lot of money right now but it's a five year plan and that's the key to success that i find in the media business particularly in this. Social media. era is just persistence. Yeah well going back to our episode at the end of. You're not gonna make these sing again. Are you now progressed. In many my kariuki tune. So i'm not going to embarrass you anything like that. But at the end of the interview you said that one of the best new sources you liked where the guys that sub china and the cynical podcast and then learn behold half a year to a year later your body will join them yes. I'm so i'm part of their podcast network. Those guys are great. Jeremy gold corn kaiser gore firstly whereas my find three. Because i put you guys together. Did you really. Wow you're finder's fees the next time. I come to shanghai out for frozen yogurt expected free. So yes we joined the sinica network. Last year we saw a podcast audience grow by twenty six percent. And i think that is all because of this china affiliation. And it's been a great partnership in the work that those guys do just rockstar in my view. Great well i'm going to be releasing this update at the same time as the episode where jiao whaling. Who was the person who commended for season. Two joining represents that really exciting part of the china africa relationship that needs to be celebrated more that people making connections on the individual level when she travels throughout africa. She's been there for a long time. She knows people know her. And it's amazing how quickly people can transcend the cultural and language divides with the right attitude these perceptions that we create about each other through the news and through geopolitics breakdown quite quickly. When you're on the ground talk wailing is really just living proof of that. Encourage everybody to go onto youtube to see the video that she's made and the way she is in those videos is literally the way she is in real life. Nice well thank you for the referral. And thank you for being part of this project. Eric i feel like i can fake being serious with you and you can fake being fatuous let me know and it's wonderful because i remember in you and i had lunch djing on and you were saying i'm gonna start this podcast and i was like okay. Everybody says they're gonna start a podcast and then what they do is they. Start the podcast and three four five episodes into it. All of a sudden they get busy. It just kind of falls off. That is ninety. Nine percent of the people who start either blogs social media or podcasts. And i'm just so proud of what you've done with this show. Ninety percent of the people on the internet are consumers of content only nine percent of people on the internet our editors editors of the people who actually get in and comment and actually just modify somebody else's content only one percent of the people on the internet are creators. And the fact is that you've been able to do this for more than a year puts you in an even more elite group. Because i think that's the one tenth of one percent and that's really neat and so you should be proud of it. I should be proud of it. We should anybody who's stuck with this for as long as we have should really celebrate that because it is. It's not easy to do. it's not easy. Well thank you man. I am going to oversee all about. Because i can't accept praise from you. Know you must keep it in will be very disappointed if you don't. I'm recording here. And i will publish it essa eric. I hope it's not too long before we are sharing bears either on a beach in vietnam or here in jing on again. Well hopefully if. I have a chinese vaccine thrust into me. Then i'll be up there in shanghai's hopefully sooner than later all right man greater for you. Okay cheers bye..
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"Hey oscar. i'm well but all the better to see you. Now that it's been so long and i say that because actually you left shanghai quite soon after we did our recording. Where am i talking to you from now. Yeah no inch insurance. I think we must have recorded about two years ago. Yes it was and how xinjin it's great. It's busy and happening and because it's much warmer here. A lot of the restaurants have outdoor seating. he always feels sort of buzzing but otherwise like life as a translator. I guess would be more or less the same wherever you are. It's just you and your clipboard. My computer my like my desk. My whole setup ended. it doesn't really change work from home anyway. And i don't have that much direction. Well last time we talk we were talking about your what translating. Of course the legend of the condor heroes by john. Young we talked. I think the second forty amongst the novel which was the first book to translate it for the series has just come out. I was starting to curb translate volume three with the translator of volume one and a homeward. And then since then i have finished translating the rest of the inaugural which is fallen. Four with cherry bond. Who used to live chat high. But right now. I think she is in singapore. Okay the now you have co translated. Three out of the full volume. Which is now the whole book finished. Yes yes indeed yes you have now been imbued in this world of kung-fu for two three years. So sick what does it mean already. How does it feel now to be done with the whole book. Do you feel like a relief or do you miss it really exciting. I wouldn't say. I miss it because i've already started. The nicer. finished is a trilogy. So we've only finished the first novel of the trilogy professional voice for voids and are now starting the next novel which is also another full voids. My god this is going to be your entire life. Work tend to be the next few years at least hopefully. Did you ever imagine you'd be spending six years already. And then a further. God knows how many doing this one book. No sort of. Silt availed plan to happen. This way. just sort of snowballed by itself. It's as a freelancer is very very nice. To know that you work lined up at the same time. He's a very stressful to know that you've got work lined up because it means you have to say no to all of the opportunities arise any yourself. Yes yes free. Johnson was know what comes like buses. They they come in batches. I guess it's nice to be able to relate immerse into these worlds. Because i read them in my early teams and watch the tv dramas fact that it is really nice to be them. Yeah that is nice. And you've done other podcasts. Since doing mine. I feel like i've launched your career as a podcast guest culture potato. Well this is the project your insomnia with working on right. Her husband he fan and then she got bookshop now in london. Well this is actually it because ofter you referred sammy. She and her husband moved to london. And of course. I think the plan was to have a lifestyle that was going to be half london off beijing but it turned out to be one hundred percent gets so actually. That's the reason why in the end. Even though she was a great referral we couldn't really include in the second season of mythic of china. Sadly yeah we're gonna come back. Yeah maybe we can get the for a future season but yeah. I'm sorry about that. But i did find a good replacement so i will put out your update chat that we're doing now alongside the person who i found as a replacement. Okay great well. There has been one sad update since you left and that i saw on a post that you did it was about one of your pets which you counted as your best purchase that you made in china yes. She passed away last year. She had a low of health issues. You just got not to. Betty see she Hear very well in the end. It's just old and passed away. She didn't suffer too much so it was. Okay yeah and. I was really sad when i saw you. And your husband post about that but at the same time it was so amazing to see what life you gave her. You know the extra two years to spend with you because she was already given up for dead when you adopted her and the yes yes so it was Messing lakes nice to have. We still got one dog and one cat so is called the household is i'm yes and other any plans to replenish the menagerie with some local shenzhen pets probably not for conveying until you see the photo online menu. You're forced to you. Yes yes yes well. We're coming up to the end of our time. Thank you so much. It was great to have you on the original show. Great to see you again. Now i i have a special place in my heart for people like you who work with words. I just love the stuff that you do when you are fooling around those two cultures and trying to find the little bridges that link the two. I just love that stuff. Thank you so much thank you..
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"Hello michael hello back again. Here you are in the studio at my house this time for people who didn't necessarily hear our original interview. You are the man behind symmetry breakfast. The instagram account. What was your story during. Covert i was having a haircuts at the beginning of january two thousand twenty and my bobber is from joe and he was saying of you heard about this virus. Say yes so we're on. The news is something we should keep an eye on. But i'm about to go on holiday australia. And whilst we all sort of kicking off in china everything to lock down and so we were kind of watching it and looking at the news every minute of the day. We got to the end of the two weeks in australia. And we just made the decision to delay returning so we went to indonesia and then mark had to go to europe for work so we came to europe seven weeks later. We ended up back in shanghai after a lot of our friends set. It's fine just come back. So i actually came back before they asked me to quarantine so i came back and i just went home and it was only a few weeks after the borders closed. It's very difficult to be in this position. As a social media cheryl position. That exactly what i was going to ask you when actually my twenty twenty was pretty good and so. I've been very cautious not to go overboard with my life story normal having a great time because i understand a lot of people are known that situation and i took a step back from social media been definitely lot less on instagram and social media. Just kind of taking it day by day. Sometimes it's better just to be quiet. Which is interesting because during our original conversation you were saying how there is no job description. You've made this job yourself and there's no offramp either. You don't know how this is going to end. You can't pass off to anyone. You are breakfast. So did this give you a little bit more insight into that endgame absolutely. I think i should have this escape route. Because ultimately people get trapped in social media because it's their income. I came to china for years ago and i remember my agent. Immelt me a matter of months they sing. Are you ready to try a book about china. And no course i'm not ready but then four years later. Maybe yeah okay. Okay i feel. I do have a lot of knowledge or to have a lot of opinions and perspective. I think i'm ready to do another project of the burke or something that's more than just graham and breakfasts and we're leaving chai now going to italy. It's how do i continue that energy. I have to go for it. Are you going to have to finish everything while you're in china. I'm definitely putting projects into work now with the hope that i'm going to be able to come back september october for research and planning around those projects. I haven't really seen any significant research on anglo. Chinese food in there is just not the same breadth and depth compared to american chinese food. That is something i really wanted to explore. If i'm going to be back in europe and back in the uk. I can use that to interrogate my dad about those sorts of stories and so i'm excited to see how moving away from china physically can actually bring out certain projects that will enable me to come back yes and of course going from the country with a very important food culture to another country with a very important food culture right. Do you think that when it comes to italy. There's gonna be some connection that you haven't thought about. At the moment. I can only think about the parallels that both very hyper local cuisines they specific to certain commune's or provinces or regions and that both very much grounded in a sense of providence and seasonality but what. I don't see an italian culture. That is so prevalent in chinese food. Is this connection to health and food as medicine. I don't know if actually any european culture has such a strong connection to health. I'm definitely going to go to italy a drink a lot of hot water. You can't take that out of you now. You know well. What little tidbits have you learn. I guess this'll be my last question for you in the two years since we last met here on mike. Oh i think the biggest thing is that for every sterotype. It's also completely untrue. You i've been to places like chengdu and you meet people who hate spicy food right. And i follow other chinese food. Writers in western food is right about china and they say things like china. People don't eat salads with every statement about china. The opposite is true. Also right for me. Some of the best food in the world is chinese and some of the worst hooten wells chinese. And there's no right or wrong here. China is the most beautiful and the ugliest country. The people here the nicest and the meanest and you can't make a generalization were. this is the stage. You should be having been here for four years and on the way out you have to be leaving under a cloud of confusion if you were leaving like. Oh i know china then. You're not doing it right. Michael why would we even try and encapsulate a country where you meet a nice chinese person. You meet a badge. His person just like you would anywhere else anywhere else. So on that note and we've talked about the other food influences one of them of course is the lady who you referred to me for season two crystal note. Oh yeah and it will be alongside crystals episode that we released this catch up amazing so have you been in touch with crystal at all since she's been locked out the whole time. Yeah i mean. We've only spoken a handful of times. I mean i feel terrible. Fires attrition. yes and she seems to have a very powerful idea about how to live life. I mean you have to get on with it. I believe that's what everyone who is in that situation doing. But thank you. It has been great to have you as part of this mosaic. And this is the first catch up. I hope there are many more in the future print. Thanks so much..
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"Finish it's great to see you again. Make scott thank you so much you gave me so much visibility. Slow always thankful to you. Oh not too. I am thankful to you. Your episode was one of the ones that people do talk about still because it was so unusual. Well i wanted to check up on you and to ask you what has happened especially during it. Jink where we have got a little more depth into epidemics. And i did a couple of sessions on Finance technology and they pretty mix how to link between epidemic center systemic crisis that the banks face that has actually led me to find any enroll myself into a masters in global bioethics. So i started doing a bioethics program since june. Two thousand twenty. And i'm into like it is over two hundred years program endured myself because i'm so excited to understand how he taken dimension can come into a biotech space actually so amazing. And you're doing that over the internet. I guess indeed indeed did the unesco program so united nations program in our own university in mexico. and how can we city and i endorse. It is an online global bioethics program master's program. Well that is a great match for you. Because it mixes ethics with computing with the pandemic. And do you already have any early insights. Yeah indeed insanely good in terms of what we read in newspapers with. If you had to impose someone to wear masks and you don't have to impose some into very mask. I became of ethics in terms of commissioning of the number of beds for example for the kobe patients so there are a lot of ethical. Issues that evolve we are now grappling with which. We haven't really paid that much attention. Now data yes that's fascinating and then what about with the bank so of course. Your title is that you're the chief of compliance at the new development bank which is a multilateral bank here in shanghai so what was the situation there during the corona virus indeed is buying painting. We the elite geared up to ourselves in terms of the task is at hand while we have been set primarily ferrari entrusted in sustainable development projects. There is an emergency that is required in terms of assisting member countries. Catching up with this Fight against the so. The bank digits bit in terms of grinding emergency response loans and coupla billions of dollars in each country to fight the humidity and also as a kind of an emergency economic respond. So each country-by-country we've into we understood what kind of programs that they are doing. And what are the little bit that we can do in terms of supporting the country. Progress where able to descend massive responses important considering the state of the bank dollar print organization. Yeah and those were loans to other countries or two countries within bricks. Because this bank is said to brick. So i remember countryside vicks countries of knossos alone. Sound gone to them right understood and then what about them in the workings of the bank everyone within the bank represents five different countries each with their different status off corona virus prevention and cure. How did you manage to work with your co workers. Was it just the same as usual. Indeed we brilliant via flake Worked for him home. Arrangements are cloud sisters. Were perfectly up to the task. Though the support system that we had In terms of the diversity that we see and in terms of families that have coming from different parts of the world to shanking everything has been as a holster ongoing edition and says horse. God meant we have been taken very relocate what beatty bank and by the gunman here right. And then you've talked very much in the abstract and what about you in terms of your own learning. Have there been any moments that you've had yourself. The best moment is i was able to do it stuck. you did. yeah. I did it. Start in october and That is a real. Aha women because Doing it to dixies like phenomenally. Important item in the bucket list and the topic is on france shocks and setting the so the black swan events which have been in the last two decades like the two thousand one that attack the two thousand eight financial crisis in the two thousand nine hundred covered. Pandemics did at three black swan insignif- financial history. So how each of these Even led to a fintech discovery so serendipitous. these crisis evans have led to important discoveries. That's available on youtube and marketing myself. If anybody is interesting they can turn to youtube and listen to that. I think of several seventeen minute dot com great and of course there are three examples because on that three m perfect him. You told me that yes indeed. Well certainly it's great to see you. You haven't lost any of your enthusiasm. I was expecting no less from you. And we are going to be releasing this episode at the same time as a new episode in season. Two and sadly the person who you referred couldn't be in the second season of mosaic of china although it wasn't really his fault You have a new leader at the bank and we just couldn't get our diaries to align but thank you anyway for the referral. I did manage to find a very nice replacements. I hope that you enjoyed the episode. Let me look forward to this. The thank you so much advantages if you nominate broadcast and i also very much still to do. Well it's a pleasure to have you in the project. And i look forward to continuing our relationship. Thank you thank you..
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"Maui along the cat king. Okay and i just love that sort of characterization of this yes when i love such a fascinating person. Marwan fifty slang cat. You know he was that memphis cat. And he's the king of rock and roll exactly and that's what it's about. What's your favorite destination within china. My favorite destination in china. We've touched about. this is one. It was a city that i've been to more than any other. I love inferno in shanghai temple in beijing but one prison is the coolest bar there and every good bar. Every great barr. I should say becomes the personality of the manager. Her name is dong dong and she is an explosive character. That can't really be characterized issue. Twenty she forty. She's whereas these layers of clothing. She's got these big dreadlocks and she tackles when she laughs and one prison bar is almost a manifestation who she is. I've never been. I've heard about the river. Yes 'cause i mean you really have to cities. There's a little bit like a buddha passion. Yeah fantastic right is on my list. I don't know when. I'm going to go if you left china. What would you miss the most. And what would you miss the least okay. Shanghai such an international city. And it's a place where i've met dutch people. In belgium people in italian people and japanese people are able to engage with so many different cultures and people. Here you can find some of that in new york and in london but in shanghai. It just manifests itself so much into the legacy in the history of what shanghai is in terms of least interesting. It's that sort of policy of not engaging with things that you find in china the idea that when there's a conflict everyone stands back and watches when there's a problem you just kind of move away from things and you don't engage with things that's The things like that's so interesting. Is that just a function of this system of government. Function of history is a function of culture. Like what is that. I would say that's what it is I know which part did the hardest is there anything that still surprises you about life in china recently. I just got an offer to go. Dj in a city in jiangsu province. That i'd never heard of zhenjiang zhanjiang. I don't even know. But like i thought i was at the end of going to new cities in china and out of nowhere. I got hit up from someone who had seen me at a party in nanjing and they said we want you to come to our city said sure so maybe sometimes get complacent. I forget about things like that. But i love that. That's great. Where's your favorite place to eat or drink or hang out well on ding shoe by xinhua lu. There's a cafe on the second floor there. And i consider that my office because you have food there this good internet. It's good people watching spot. So i generally have meetings at that spot. My friends know what as my office. So i love hanging out there and do my thing there. What's it called is the city shop. Which is like the international market. There this once. That shop has a cafe on the second floor with no one knows about or ghosts too and you can order sandwiches there. They have food ready to eat there. They don't promote it and it's close to my apartment and you look onto the supermarket or yes. How funny wants the best all west purchase. You've made in china. I mean so much. Music records that i bought while here and i. I love my jacket as well. What is it wants. One supplier that supplies all of the bio on jackets. I always try to keep this mysterious. But i'm gonna engage with is so they have like army surplus stores where you can pick up A hat and jacket. And i've got a whole collection of things there. Don't worry i think you'll save. I think most people wouldn't go out of their way to do that. What is your favorite. We chat sticker. Okay now let's talk about this oscar k. Send it to me. I got it okay. Well let's talk about this. So i invented something. Called poetry. seems poetry meam. So i'll watch a movie. That's in the public domain and i'll take snapshots and i'll cut it up into clips that i can then use to make my own ouija tickers and now. I have a huge collection of them very cool. What is your go-to song to sing at k tv chuck berry and johnny be good is such a great song which has a great spirit to it. There's a story people know it from back to the future. Got a very very easy course where people to sing along to. And it's great. That's true very nice. And finally what other china-related media all sources of information do you rely on. I'm really interested in the history of shanghai nightlife. There's the andrew field book shing netscape's super useful very cool. Well thank you so much. Dj and the last thing. That i would ask anyone sitting in. That chair is for the next season of mosaic of china. Who do you recommend that i interview. I really love the mongolian community. And i find that in china especially there's a lot of confusion about who they are not chinese. They have their own culture and stuff. And there's a very great designer named ruby. Who does some very interesting work. And i think it's important for that. Expect community recognize as part of the was china. So i would recommend a great then. I can really talk about earlier for the whole episode. She's a very interesting person. Otherwise but if you wanted to you can't of course she has thank you so much. Thank you very much oscar. So i double checked with. Dj and the city in jiangsu province where he was invited to dj was jin jiang which it turns out is most famous for its vinegar. It's right next to nanjing. And it was actually the capital of jiangsu province from nineteen twenty eight to nine hundred and forty nine while nanjing served as the capital of the whole republic of china also on the subject of cities when dj b. o. Mentioned that shanghai is seen as less of an artistic city in china and more other commercial city. That was an echo from a similar comment made by the fashion journalist. Casey hall in last week's episode but there's also another hidden connection to last week's episode because dj b. o. Updated me that in a development from what he said in a recording in the past few months the chinese. dj's he comes across are now starting to take more pride in music from china especially chinese hip hop so this mirrors. The growing trend that casey had been seeing with chinese people take more pride in chinese fashion brands. To and there was one final connection. I wanted to mention. Dj b. o. Is the second floridian in season. Two can you remember who the other person from florida once. Five four three two one. It was sean harmon. The ceo of the belgian beer company do bell marquette from episode. Night as always you can check out all the accompanying graphics to today's episode on social media just type in mosaic of china on instagram or facebook. And the right will appear otherwise. Pat me on chat. Using my id with china and you to the group myself and there's also plenty more from compensation in the premium version of today's show either on patriots internationally or on at the end in china. Here are some tips from what you can find. Their thankfully was able to teach the history of rock and roll. And of course. I developed called american pop for duke university online. The greatest show ever seen on earth is the mass games performance with one hundred thousand performers. You actually saw one yes. I.
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"And he went to north korea. So how long ago was this actually who it's going to be like seven years now. Look north. korea is a. It's many things but it's also just a very sexy topic because it's such an extreme situation. When i think about north korea i think about you know because i was able to get away from the tour group because i was doing the dj thing. We went to the burger joint in north korean. People were seeing karaoke. Songs was just an amazing experience. It was really just a beautiful thing. Wow well let's just talk about north korea in terms of the dj experienced. What was that story very briefly very briefly Man who is the head honcho. Corio tors had a friend who wanted to tour china musician. And i helped him out and he said how much do i need to pay you. He's like i don't want any money. Said i wanna. Dj north korea said no. Forget it. i said. I wanna dj. North korea said no. I said i wanna dj north korea. He said okay. Wait let's think about this and it went through a couple of different iterations but in the end they found a hotel next to the one where all the foreigner stay at in a basement of big karaoke area. We're able to set it up a beautiful poster for the event actually and i d j. They said don't play any south korean music i did. You know the power went out a couple of times. You know things start off slow. But then i would play something like the twist and is something where the experts there they can grab north koreans and show them how to dance because the north korean people had never danced and choreographed way before they were super skeptical about what to do his very much like kevin bacon movie from the right and we have skirted around one part of your background which we haven't gone into but a big part of your china story was actually you first came into mongolia. Correct so i went to the university of florida my home state and less than a week after i graduated. I was shipped off to mongolia with the peace corps. The peace corps. I am yeah you get a letter in the mail mission. Impossible style because they don't tell you the exact country until you receive it in letter form. I opened up. Mongolia really no knowledge of mongolia at all. I was like sure whatever they showed me out to mongolia. I d two years three months. The full peace corps service only about half the people make it through peacecorps mongolia completely. And then i stayed for a little less than another year working at a nightclub. Managing a place called the cross eyed gypsy. But at the end of it i was sick of getting beaten up by the dire goal. The mongolian neo nazis. I was sick of negative for degree winters so i moved back to south florida. So how long have you been earlier at that point about three years. Okay so is in back. In south florida i worked as a dancer and emcee for platinum gold. Entertainment dance at the halftime. Show the super bowl. How fun but. I was sick of being south florida with my family florida. Just boring for me. At that point and so i applied for jobs all around the world but the first place to accept me was disney english in china in shanghai oath that you didn't then go straight for mongolia down to china. No i had about six months in south florida and it wasn't even on your radar to get to china. It was not so. I ended up in shanghai and now i have more people living in my neighborhood in shanghai than entire country of mongol. Yeah exactly one of my the biggest projects that run something called art care where with a friend named jouko ara. We show mongolian culture some traditional things some modern things some fusion things and we got two hundred thousand subscribers on youtube. And it's a big project. And we're starting art gear china now or putting things in billy billy because honestly a big influence on. That was a lot of people in china where you're stealing the content and posting it down your anyway so yeah so now we are trying to put a footprint here in china stronger but we're also filming content here and really just promoting mongolia. Things you know. I've known other people who have been all around the world and i've been told by multiple people that mongolia's just a place that has a deeper impacting a lot of ways. I know you've been to mongolia. I think you've expressed similar sentiments. Yeah it was like nowhere. I've been before and then what is your take on the relationship between china and mongolia. Well that's a. That's a very sticky topic cheese eight hundred years ago starts biggest land empire not gang kind like white boy westerners. I ching on his grandsons. Cool khan he comes. Down to china in. He makes beijing the capital of the empire. Dodoo yeah and so over time you know. The family kind of falls apart very classic style and you have china kind of raining over mongolia. Then essentially until the early nineteen twenties s sukhbaatar bring in the white russians. Then from one thousand nine hundred eighty s still very early nineties. You had the russians taken over but during that period when the russians took over basically told the chinese. Hey look layoff of mongolia. But we're going to see the area now known as inner mongolia to the chinese so it was part of mongolia. it's china and it puts mongol in a difficult situation because you know for example. There's always a new controversy every year where there's a new heritage instrument and china will claim a mongolian instrument for example among goings will say. Hey look that's our stuff lay off and so mongolia trying to keep its own identity while still relying very heavily on. The chinese economy makes things very difficult. This is a very big intense topic. That i'm only just scratching the surface of. Yeah absolutely no. But as you're describing it. I can certainly see the tension there because of course the mongolians of inner mongolia which is inside of china. They are a protected minority group and so that is a chinese minority. They would say in china. Yes i've talked with mongolians who are visiting mongolian. They city faced racism. But i've also had popular rap songs by mongolian artists that specifically use derogatory terms for chinese people in their lyrics in some ways. They kind of take that on a nationalistic spirit as well which you did touch on earlier. That was one of the reasons that you were like. Oh forget this. Let's get back to florida and let's be clear like a refuse to romanticize things. I like to take things as they are so. I'm not going to say things about mongolia. That just universally positive. But i can say that because i love mongolia. You just have to look Things truthfully i want to still maintain my compass of what's good and right about the world while still respecting other perspective. You know when you go to a show that you're not invested in. It's very easy just to sit back and clap because you don't care but if you really care about something you're more engaged with it and you're willing to be angry upset when it doesn't meet some standards that you might have do. You prefer a.
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"It's so nice to see you. thank you for coming. I bought you here. Because i really wanted to have a catch up. You are the finale of season. One and i was so happy because you'll story was really great. Thank you so much is has a lot of secret inside. It was it was really insightful and as you know from our conversation. I don't know much about fashion so for me. I had a huge learning curve journal. So i can help you to address next time i might be a lost cause i try to be passionate about but you can see failing well i wanted to ask you first of all about your story. During corona virus he s or the shopping mall close. So that means you're shop close. You don't have any revenue for three months. And then in china they recover fast and then they the veterinary start to open on first week of april and then they get into the low mo- put russia and now they're even quicker than before right. Yes and their country that are still in very harsh lockdowns. Things here have really rebounded haven't they. Yeah and the cells. They are having is double digit grove. So it is quite amazing. Because some fashion brand to coroner rows. Things is still very serious overseas so now they move or goose sell in china this right they can pull product that otherwise would be thought out fired a second to china. Yes so you can see some fashion brand like chanel. Like amac's to special edition of the product. They sell in their own country or in europe. Now the move to china to sell did in the earned a lot gosh. I wonder if that's going to be a trend that they're actually going to release in china before their home market. Yes yes the changing really interesting with affecting your brand. Because that's what we talked about our episode. It was your innovative palu jacket. Yes so actually. We are doing very great recently. So that's why. I'm very busy right. Yeah so we had the new edition to become super ultralight. So this jacket. So we first release in. Taiwan and we are very surprised says because we are kind of truffle product and now people cannot travel overseas. what. I was wondering. Who's going to buy a travel jacket on. Yes but because people love travel deeply in their blood either. You cannot travel overseas so they would choose to travel or around their place their own country even taiwan which island. Yeah yeah how interesting okay. And you've chosen taiwan. as the first place to launch. i'm guessing you have plans to launch it in the mainland china next. The next one is japan. Next is japan next japan actually era goal. We almost put all our podcast release or over kendra around and then for china a next steps because china's very competitive for a known brand they know right whereas i guess a taiwanese consumer a- japanese consumer they are maybe more looking out for a small boutique brand like yes. Yes y'all right interesting in. no it's very much oscar. Oh well maybe. I'm secretly a fashion guru after all so i am going to be releasing this episode at the same time as duggan. Who was the person you refer. Oh gee this very good. And you and i went to his island right. Yea neither of us had been there so after. I did the recording. You and i went to talk to me about that we can. Oh my god so we had a very great time. We renter motorbike so we go around old placing in island and then we ate seafood thing. The only thing is when you want have dinner around aches so he can apply any restaurant who can help you yes. It's that kind of mentality right. This dog lynn is saying in his interview. Like it's a work in progress. Yes you can see the fundamentals are there and you can see that. They're making progress and i think it's going to get better and better place a very good time for a place in china. Light that so you can see a lot of commercial opportunity. Yes yen is very good for young generation to have their first trying exactly and then. Of course i joined do. I didn't stay at the same place but then we had a couple of days together and it was really nice to reconnect with you there. Yeah and i should also say that you have reconnected. With another of the guests from season one. I learned that you an asteroid. Oh yeah the violinist have become friends. Yes we are very good friends. Don't have the same birth of april. Lovely yes so we have the same birthday or we belfer and possess. Take enough to talk. We love arts. Yeah i mean that to me if the real magic because this project is just basically me running around town having little interviews in a box and then staying at home and editing. It's it's not that glamorous. But then when i see the connections that are made just like you and astra then. That's magical for me so i'm so happy to hear that your friends. I really appreciate that octo and thank you so much for coming back today. Thank you husker..
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"I'm here with douglas dc. Douglas and you are a friend of october. That's who introduced you. So let me play you the introduction. That octo said about you. From the last series i'm recommending. Very good guy called declan and he's from an interesting family. He's doing a very cool. Business is a small island next to shanghai with october. First of all tell me. How do you know actor. She designed my suit and my wife's dress either wedding through the contradiction for my father. Well there you go and she said that you come from an interesting unsure. We will discuss that as part of our discussion today. But before we do that the first thing i would ask anyone in that chair is what object did you bring that in some way represents your life in china I brought a very humble rock from sin silent. This rock is something that we try to incorporate in design for shops on silent and We try to use as much local stuff as possible and so local fishermen would use these rocks to way down the nets when fishing. So it's really cool. And it's very durable and i usually give this as a gift to all my friends who visit me. Awesome sloughing excellent. Oh as a gift. So what what do they use. Ideally i tell them to use as a candle holder. This raucous for you excellent. Okay thank you so much weight so this rock here has been at. The bottom of the ocean has it. Yes what they do is they would go out to see and Depending on the seasons there were fish for different things from fishes crabs to Shrimps the entire island for the past. Couple of hundred years is based off of fishing economy until recently after they may transportation more convenient Tourism started boom.
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"Right. Is there anything that still surprises you about life in china i think it comes back to how a city and i'll speak more about shanghai. In this case how a city of almost thirty million people can feel like a village or even a college campus at times I know it's oftentimes the ex pat bubble or even the international chinese community but something about this the neighborhoods of shanghai and the districts of shanghai and how contain they feel how little you really need to leave your neighborhood. You have healthcare. They have food. You have social activities. You have exercise. You have friends. You have parks And this walkability i just. I missed that so much. Yeah that's really well fed and it comes up a lot where your favorite place to go out to eat or drink. Just hang out so the place. I frequent the most is actually Gundel ling godly vegetarian restaurant. I it's it's not the coolest hang out in town but i actually have grown to love it. I got to know all of the The staff who work there. It's a train right. There's more than one of those places. Yeah there's a chain. there's at least three in shanghai. It has an old historic lineage. Of being one of the first of buddhist style restaurants so when i go to is on kong lou And they have a really nice big back patio as well. So you actually get this kind of al fresco dining if you want the cheap beer so you can go have beers at a buddhist restaurant. I've seen these places across town. I've never gone in. So i'm going to check this out there you go. I hope you enjoy a diamond in the rough mixed one. What is the best purchase. You made in china. The worst was this tent. I like to do outdoors stuff in camping. So i bought this tent on tau which i thought was like. You know reading the descriptions reviews. It looked like kind of glorious. Unglamorous was one of those pop up tents and ordered it for festival. I'm ready to go got my ten in. of course. I didn't really check it before i went and i just got in took the plastic off and and brought it and then of course i pop it up and it's for like a five year old. The thing was like literally three days. I slept with like half my body and attend and my legs. And i was so lucky because it didn't rain that week. What is your favorite we chat sticker so my favorite Sticker is mine. Explosion is the best way i can describe it and it's the scientists with the mind. Exploding it can. It can change the dynamic of a conversation very quickly the something about this. I think i was late to the game on this. I i received that maybe half a year ago. So i don't know how long it's been around before then. But i have been using this one a lot since then very functional. What is your go-to thong at katie. So i always like to surprise and terrify people with my wrapping. Because i come from atlanta so i usually Usually wrapped to one of my favorite atlanta rappers. usually it's outcast or ludicrous. So fresh and so clean is probably my favorite of the outcast song and then i usually do a little freestyle in there so i kind of make up my own words at some point so take my liberties when it comes to. Ktv that sounds like you put quite a lot of effort into it. Well i do. But i have to make up for all of my friends and colleagues who are singing beautiful delicate chinese songs in harmony in the right pitch trained you know and since i can't really do chinese songs very well. This is how i build my my. Gosh she and other ways yes. That's great overcompensation. I love it. It is and finally what are that. China related media all sources of information. Do you rely on. So i am very impressed with house. South china morning post has stepped up their reporting i. I feel like they've really done a nice job of reaching the international audience. So i do tend to get my china news from as such morning. Post's cfp but I also really do still enjoy the shanghai daily just to get my little. Daily dose of what's going on locally is really helpful to understand the perspective on the ground assay especially about the international events happening and there is one website. It's actually a nonprofit. They translate every chinese government announcement. China energy portal dot org is the domain and It's actually really really useful tool. Oh good well. I'll give them a shout perfect. Thank you so much. Alex thank you. This has been really amazing. Hopefully my journey has been a little bit informative. Now i appreciate it. I think having a basis of at least where you are passionate is. I think the main thing and it's obvious that you're passionate about what you do in energy thank you. Well the final question i would. You is out of everyone. You know in china. Who should i interview. For the next season of mosaic of china my suggestion recommendation is going to be. Francesca the secchi. She's an amazing Just rockstar. she is the epitome of a an environmental warrior. She's very much focused on using design research to essentially reimagine are kind of ecosystems and Consumption and community development. She's associate professor at tongji university and She's also super active in dragon burn. She's one of the main organizers which is the burning man of china so be ready for that account. Wait thanks so much alex. Thank you the update from alex is that he's still managing his business from outside china. So let's see where he ends up in twenty twenty one. I know where his apartment is in shanghai. Because i walked posted every day. So here's wishing you good luck. Alex if you think as soda. Costa story was dramatic. You should also hear the full story about how he ended up living on a boat in sausalito via new zealand. New york and lake tahoe here our full interview. Please subscribe to the premium version on patriot dot com slash mosaic of china and here are some clips to help convince you in shanghai. This three thousand students. They're setting up a satellite campus. At for those students the immigration agents were asking me. Did you just come in from china. I said yeah and they were like this way separate line and literally you go to sleep and you wake up the next day and your industry is essentially on old. The complexity of it was just too high contracts weren't as enforceable as they might be now. Eight did really well. They crushed germany by twenty sixteen. They were nothing. I was just blown away by the business of some of the problems that were trying to solve. Recent travels to union province. Be scratching their heads about alex's favorite china related fact that the train from cooking to darley take twelve hours actually since alex did district. They have built a high-speed train link. Of course this reminds me of episode five in the season with the drag queen cocoa santi who answered that same question by saying she didn't have a favorite china related fact because those facts keep changing and alexy's answer is a great example of this. Please check out facebook. We chat all the website mosaic of china dot com to see the visuals for today's episode which include alex is object. travel hammock. His favorite mind explosion. We chat sticker and lots of photos that he kindly shared with me from his time. At cedar clean. Energy mosaic.
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"Here with alex. Shaw and alex you are currently in sausalito in northern california. That is correct. Well thank you so much and tell me what is your usual job title because things are so unusual now but what box should we put you in right now. Well i don't like to put in boxes so i'll give myself options that Yeah my current role is director of strategy at we work. So i actually helping to reimagine the workplace But i'm also the co founder of cedar clean energy which is renewable energy consulting and advisory company based in shanghai. So we have two hats two boxes to put me in today. Wow that sounds pretty. Bifurcated it kind of a metaphor of your life. Yeah you could say that. I think that's the right word. Bifurcated and corona virus Covid nineteen situation has also kind of showed me that whatever box you're in is not really a box at all it just becomes a you know a starting point. Well said well talking starting points. What is the object that you have which in some way typifies your life in china. Yes oh my object is actually a hammock It is a portable travel hanoch and it is something that i have never left home without. You know it weighs seven grams. Excuse me seven ounces. Seven grams would be incredible. I've slept in train stations. Airports fields parks basically allows me to feel like wherever i am. I have a home. Which is kind of a nice feeling when you're someone who travels as much as i do. It's also incredibly useful for someone who travels on airplanes a lot because flights now don't give you blankets and these long flights where they blasted air-conditioning actually sometimes use it as a blanket. And i'm a big napper. So anytime i can i take my afternoon twenty minute to thirty minute nap and this gives me the confidence to do that. So whether i'm going to office. Or whatever is really. I can go and sneak out and find a little parker area to hang a hammock very nice okay and so in that thing unveils and it becomes a big hammock right exactly. Yeah it tax down. Size of fist and unfurled into a luxurious would feels like a queen size bed. I even seen research that sir that you've actually sleep deeper in a hammock because somehow mimics the feeling of being in a womb and so i love my hammock and yeah and it really does go even on You know again day to day to the office and things like that which is a funny segue. Actually because i could talk about how. There is a culture in china where people are encouraged to take a little nap during the middle of the day right. That is a great point. Yeah i i. Obviously i think one of the most shocking things about going into the work world elder into an office is seeing heads down at one pm in across the whole office and some of the most uncomfortable positions i've ever seen Definitely did not acquire that scale. Which i heard something. Most most of them had learned in school You know to be able to sleep with your head on a desk anywhere but Yeah that was certainly a fascinating part. Well from napping. It's hard to move onto the next topic because you are someone who is extremely active. Tell me about what you were up to in shanghai these few years like. How long have you actually been in china. So i moved to china october. Twenty eleven. the the china didn't really was not really in the plan for me. It was a six week trip that got extremely extremely extended within a few weeks. I had actually met someone who had become my business partner in the future. And his name's johnny brow as he's belgian national. We had exchange ideas and so together. We ended up honestly within a series of weeks. We were like had a business plan and we were ready. We already started doing project. So by fourth or fifth week in china we had secured a Interest from a hotel in union for us to come and do an assessment of their hotel to see what environmental technologies and solutions they could implement to reduce their energy costs. Be more sustainable. And essentially to engage the local community so after that and having that all happened so quickly i was like no brainer as i got cancelled. I'm canceling the return flight. I'm sticking around. We're going to see how this plays out. So that's the first part of this journey. Oh wow well. Let's fast forward them to what you have until recently been doing in china you. You mentioned that you have now done some work with we work. But what i'm more interested in is your own company. So tell me about where that story ended up for you in china yeah. So cedar clergy became the first company in china to offer rooftop solar financing for commercial industrial buildings. So wait a minute. Rooftop financing. Explain what that means. Yeah so rooftop. Solar financing what that means is essentially a mechanism or a way to pay for solar panels on a rooftop of a building so usually a factory or an office building without having to put up any money upfront. So usually that's a power purchase agreement model which means essentially third party investor pays for all the solar panels on the roof and the owner of that building then basically gets a savings or discount on their electric from day one so that owner of the building doesn't pay anything they only get savings and the investor of that project gets to sell the electricity to the building. Yeah interesting so when you first doing this in china had already heard about this model elsewhere and they were open to it or was there a period of education total education on they had heard about like a leasing model where you kind of rent the solar panels but never this model where you don't have to pay anything up front and so did a lot of education and all of our early customers. Frankly were western companies so we actually had to go to hong kong and found a hong kong sash singapore fund that had experienced in other markets. Doing this from there. We took us about eighteen months to really figure out all the nuances with the state grid with with how to do the the special purpose vehicles which are the entities and all of the paperwork attached to it. But once we did it was kind of a big breakthrough for us and for the market and very quickly this whole space took off so we were like we're onto something in china and we have the right secret sauce and we have this Opportunity in the opportunity in the market. I first market so much urgency. That i think it became too much right where you end up starting to make sometimes poor decisions or somebody's putting too much pressure on yourself or other people because it's just like this fear of seeing everyone else who's been in that position and then not capitalizing on it not executing properly or just getting passed by the competition because originally we were first to market so it was actually pretty easy by twenty sixteen. There were already several players popping up big chinese companies as well as a few foreign players. So you have the big panel manufacturers. Who are actually selling their own product in a way and then you have these engineering companies that have tons of resources. The and for them you know they had just infinitely more human power and capital So then it really became our whole differentiator in that was trust credibility and quality than we obviously added services onto that right. We added like verification. We added onsite advisories. We go onto the site do that sesame and so we were we kind of a then built our own niche within the niche. So then there was. No one else is doing this. We call it advisory services for renewable energy because what everyone wanted was the holy grail of being the engine company who got the contract to build it or the financing company. Who put the money in. Because that's a good moneymaker too and so we ended up. You know serving both sides
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"So hello nick. Hi oscar a nice to see you. Yeah the lunchtime. You work about one hundred meters from my house. Yeah so whenever. I walk past the dramatic arts theater. I always think of you. I always look for you. But i never see you. You're you're always busy a somewhere. Well i wanted to ask you about your life since we did our first recording the first thing i wanted to ask you was so during corona virus. Many plays you right now. Yeah yeah that. I really do. The question because Special in the february in the the hormones instead the whole law. So i have a plan have time to to ride the read and also i finished my phd also in february what. Yeah congratulations. thank you and also about the full place four. Yeah in covert some people. They were very creative and other people. They were blocked and they could not create anything. You were quite successful in creating. I knew you would have the two different apart. That one part of that. He's a for the closed by the we needed to prepare and we needed to deal with. All things happened jerusalem times that in meg to also think about the audience how to to get it out the back we kind of other to everything on nine out in that period. Have something to try so we try to everything to try to get the audience. Go back to the theater but now the is does seem to get better and better right. And this is where we in. China in luckier position than many people outside. Yeah yeah yeah for us because we have a program. We decided one. Yeah ahead. yeah you plan so far ahead. Yeah yeah but we have allows Autism from abroad right so the byu problem for us. So we're still council we counsel the muslim fifty plays yes. I didn't think about that in my mind when you open. You could just put on a program but if the actors and the artists were from overseas then you'll still stuck so in that case. Do you have a plan a and then you have a backup plan b. Yeah we'll have see also planned facilitate. Yeah and then. Did you find it difficult or were you just focused on your work. I think he's not really to to be difficult for my life. I think the every time when we decided that we must to to Whereas a mosque that it become a habit. I think he's a good habit. We not really to have the flu. The other things that he can nest the as good habit. Yeah it just shows. The people in china were very adaptable. They adapted very quickly when corona virus adopted very quickly. Once it started to be a little bit freer so it was interesting to see Well i am releasing this in parallel to the episode of john. Un who was the referral. You gave me for season two. I just want to say thank you again nick. I'm really glad that you can continue being part of the mosaic family thank you..
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"Sebastian lobby to see you same here. What has been your corona virus story. It's a little bit schizophrenic. Because we are here living our life but on the other side. We'll all of. Our families are back in europe in italy and france and we are struggling with them as well. A little bit yeah. Schizophrenic is the right word and also you're guilty because you're having a normal life compared to your family back in your. Yeah i think we talk a lot about privileged last time we talk. Yeah you realize how privileged you are to have this key to travel. Which is your passport where we could navigate. Covert fairly easily. Yes you had choices exactly right. Where are you right now. Is your job the same situation the same well. I'm actually in a transition. This is something we plan for years. And i'm moving out from sales and services to engineering okay. So with edith. Yeah let's talk about then steve. As the example you gave as somebody on the autism spectrum. You hired here in china. Have you noticed that. The people like steve and other people on the spectrum managed situation differently again. It's an opinion. Right so i think they have this capability to adapt to a less social environment. Nevertheless the challenge for us is. How do we keep link right. And how do we keep them engage because being in the office is also helping them engaging socializing with colleagues in eventually customers as well and this has been taken away from them. For example steve had a buddy that was sitting very close to him and being there to help him and and and eventually support him and and and vice versa and of course with not being physically together. then you need to look for different communication method. In by the way steve alone we hired a couple of other employees in the spectrum. We are in the process to hire one right now because we didn't want covert to be our excuse not to continue. That's great because it's like a muscle that if you don't exercise it it will start to atrophy. That's interesting because that's a conversation i had yesterday with few other people were talking about completely different subject. Lgbtq it's very easy to be lgbtq friendly during the month of june because its demands of lgbtq nevertheless. it's all those other months that stuff because this is where you need to be consistent. This is where you'd be really inclusive where nobody's looking where nobody's watching. When we met fifteen months ago we were establishing a lot of foundations that we see today holding our entire building of diversity and inclusion with the company many of the actions that we started that i started. Personally i am very likely involved which means it's been embedded in the culture exactly in. That's what i'm most proud of. Not so much of what. I've done but much more of the seeds that have been planted in trees that have grown. Well that's great and you. It's nice to hear that a year on it's not just a story but it's the legacy sebastien thank you so much it's been great to catch up with you again. You actually referred somebody. Who for certain reasons could not be part of the next season of the podcast but we have a very nice person who could step in. And so i will include parts of this interview in that episode. It's still been a great excuse to catch up with you. So good luck with the future. Thank you oscar..