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"deputy secretary state wendy sherman" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"deputy secretary state wendy sherman" Discussed on KQED Radio

"To protect These champions hope this is an area in which are divided. Government can unite Jim, give us some background here. Yes. So you know, as you said, this was kind of came to the fore this week. These human rights groups who are representing minorities in China, including rigors, and Tibetans, Hong Kong residents and others sent this open letter on Tuesday to NBC Universal Chief Executive Officer Jeff Shell and several other international broadcast executives, urging them to cancel their very lucrative broadcasting deals to broadcast The Beijing 2020 Winter Olympic Games, and the letter was pretty strong. I mean, it said quote. All of your companies are at serious risk of being complicit in China's plan to quote sport, wash the severe and worsening human rights abuses. Your companies will legitimize these abuses and promote what is being labeled as the genocide games. So it's a really strong call out. The problem is that as I said, uh, these contracts are extremely lucrative. So there's a lot of money at stake here and on the other side, you know, because the U. S Olympic and Paralympic committees themselves, they have strongly rejected the idea of any kind of boycott. Their argument is that instead you should use the games to showcase American values because it is this platform or you can show you know the freedom and democracy and and free speech. And all of these values that America proclaims and show kind of the difference and distinction here. You know, just in background, right? We've this is not the first time we've seen calls for Olympic boycotts, and we've tried them before. During the 1980 Moscow Olympics. The US did it to protest the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan. But we saw you know the problems with boycotts like that. It didn't really do much to actually alter policy. And meanwhile, you know, many athletes who had just one shot at getting a medal in their careers lost that opportunity, So it's a really controversial thing, not just for money, but also for the athletes themselves. I don't think this is going to be the end of these calls for the boycott, but we are getting closer. I mean, 2022 is just around the corner. We are getting closer. It feels wild. Even though we just had the Olympics. They're coming up again. And it seems like We're not going to hear the end of these calls, but I strongly doubt we're going to see the full kind of academic, athletic and corporate boycott that activists are really call it for. Well, David. We should note that President Biden and President Xi Jinping spoke again on the phone yesterday. Do we know if this subject came up? And we've had a very skimpy readout from the American side. The Chinese put a bit more out and they talked about things like climate change. I mean, in some ways, the thing to route to note is that this was the first time is two minutes spoken since February. And that's a long time for the leader of the world's two most important countries, And it's striking that the U. S readout said that the pair discussed the responsibility of both nations to ensure that competition does not fear into conflict. If you think that just to you know, President Obama's day or the bushes they are driven American president talking about the dangers of very into conflict with China. Was this language you would never have heard. I can't stress just has sour. The relationship is here and how senior Chinese officials will not miss any opportunity to poke at the Americans, and the reason it's called Took place was that we've had a series of lower level visits by the deputy secretary state, Wendy Sherman. By John Kerry coming as the climate envoy and basically the Chinese were extremely aggressive, briefing the press that they had told the Americans that if things are wrong in the relationship, it's all.

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"deputy secretary state wendy sherman" Discussed on KPCC

KPCC

03:53 min | 1 year ago

"deputy secretary state wendy sherman" Discussed on KPCC

"Not, Democrats or Republicans. They do not wear donkeys or elephants on their uniform. They are Americans wearing the stars and stripes bearing the standard of our great nation. It's the responsibility of our government to protect These champions and I hope this is an area in which are divided. Government can unite Jim, give us some background here. Yes. So you know, as you said, this was kind of came to the fore this week. These human rights groups who are representing minorities in China, including rigors, and Tibetans, Hong Kong residents and others sent this open letter on Tuesday to NBC Universal Chief Executive Officer Jeff Shell and several other international broadcast executives, urging them to cancel their very lucrative broadcasting deals to broadcast The Beijing 2020 Winter Olympic Games. The letter was pretty strong. I mean, it said, quote. All of your companies are at serious risk of being complicit in China's plan to quote sport wash. The severe and worsening human rights abuses. Your companies will legit, legitimize these abuses and promote what is being labeled as the genocide games, So it's a really strong call out. The problem is that as I said, uh, these contracts are extremely lucrative. So there's a lot of money at stake here and on the other side, you know, uh, the U. S Olympic and Paralympic committees themselves. Um, they have strongly rejected the idea of any kind of boycott. Their argument is that instead you should use the games to showcase American values. Because it is this platform where you can show you know the freedom and democracy and free speech and all of these values that America proclaims and show kind of the difference and distinction here. And you know, just in background, right? We've this is not the first time we've seen calls for Olympic boycotts, and we've tried them before. During the 1980 Moscow Olympics. The US did it to protest the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan. But we saw you know the problems with boycotts like that. It didn't really do much to actually alter policy. And meanwhile, you know, many athletes who had just one shot at getting a medal in their careers lost that opportunity. So it's a really controversial thing, not just for money, but also for the athletes themselves. Um, I don't think this is going to be the end of these calls for the boycott, but we are getting closer. I mean, 2022 is just around the corner. We are getting closer. It feels wild, even though we just had the Olympics. They're coming up again, and it seems like we're not going to hear the end of these calls. But I strongly doubt we're going to see the full kind of academic, athletic and corporate boycott that activists are really calling for. Well, David. We should note that President Biden and President Xi Jinping spoke again on the phone yesterday. Do we know if this subject came up? And we've had a very skimpy readout from the American side. The Chinese put a bit more out and they talked about things like climate change. I mean, in some ways, the thing to route to note is that this was the first time these two minutes spoken since February, and that's a long time for the leader of the world's two most important countries, And it's striking that the U. S readout said that the pair discussed the responsibility of both nations to ensure that Competition does not the into conflict. If you think back just to, you know, President Obama's day or the bushes, the other of an American president, talking about the dangers of very into conflict with China was just language you would never have heard, and I can't stress just has sour. The relationship is here and how senior Chinese officials will not miss any opportunity to poke at the Americans, and the reason it's called Took place was that we've had a series of lower level visits by the deputy secretary state. Wendy Sherman, By John Kerry Coming as the climate envoy and basically the Chinese were extremely aggressive Briefing the press that they had told the Americans that if things are wrong in the relationship, it's all America's fault in.

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