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Hong Kong Democracy Leaders Given Jail Terms Amid Crackdown

Monocle 24: The Globalist

01:56 min | 2 months ago

Hong Kong Democracy Leaders Given Jail Terms Amid Crackdown

"In hong kong on friday. Prominent pro-democracy figures was sentenced in two separate cases for that peaceful involvement in the two thousand and nineteen protests. The activists mostly in the sixties and seventies received sentences ranging from terms of imprisonment from eight to eighteen months and suspended prison sentences from eight to twelve months. The move has been widely condemned internationally with an editorial in the washington post saying that china's crackdown in hong kong has reached a new level of viciousness. Well i'm joined now by the southeast asia and hong kong bureau chief for the washington post Ship shibani matani. And also by steve son. Who's the director of the china institute at the university of london Good morning to both shabani organizing or participating in an unauthorized assemblies traditionally a very low level offense in hong kong with the perpetrators just given fines. So this harsh sentencing. Be read as highly symbolic. Yes thank you so much for having me. I think that we cannot see friday's sentencing and indeed the guilty verdict that came before that As separate from this environment that has been created in hong kong up to the passage of the national security law. I think that Both beijing and the counterparts here in hong kong have made it very clear that they will not only seek to end the protests. Here an end any dissent here but to stop completely remodeling hong kong so that it resembles a a very different city in a very different place. you know in talking and instead of framing the protests in two thousand nineteen Beijing has always sought to identify people that they believed were responsible. People that they believed to stoking you know anti-china hatred that they were working with foreign countries including the us and the uk to foment Story they would dismissing right that this was legitimate grievances at these legitimate protesters

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"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

03:12 min | 3 months ago

"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Is a year since the world. Health organization declared a global pandemic and the world's began to adopt the lockdown status. That we are now so familiar with and according to the. Who also face the prospect of the pandemic staying with us until at least the start of next year. So what have we learned or dr. chris. Smith is multiple twenty-first health and science correspondent and a regular voice on one twenty four. Good morning chris. Well i remember this time last year. We were having a very similar conversation about the world going into lockdown. And he said we've got a book on bird flame. We're having a meeting. I think we might be all right. How how things out for you. In what respect. Because i if you look at different aspects of of how my life has played out then busy would be the best definition. But but i have a career which is a media career and providing science and medical commentary on things like pandemics at the same time. I have a medical career. Which is vera gist. So it's a bit like someone took. Ill musk's big effing rocket and place like no one on each leg and just ignited the same time i appreciate i. I've been very busy and in some respects. It's been an exhilarating terrifying right for others. It's obviously been devastating in terminal respect as well as in a sort of economic respect. So i think everyone is fed very differently. But maybe that wasn't what you were asking. Well let's focus on the variety section of it there. Is this sense of trying to be prepared. I think there's a feeling that many people had this time last year that we didn't know what was around the corner but the everybody was doing their absolute utmost to make sure that they could be as ready as they could be. What was it that we learned about viruses and how to deal with them within in the last year. We'll know not the golden rule book for anything night this because every situation is different every viruses different. And we'd never had a situation like this. We'd had similar situations. We've had flu outbreaks before and we'd had saws marquand the ancestor. That came in two thousand eighteen. Two thousand and three off of saul's sauce covey too but we hadn't seen anything quite like this as a result the there is no golden rule. Book says when this happens. This is how you handed of course. Also every country's different every population is different than makeup of those countries is different the way in which people work how they live what they do as a country how they respond as country. The letter prepared misses. The country is different. The amount of travel that goes on between countries is different. So it's really tricky. When you've got that extremely heterogeneous makeup of the world which makes a great place. of course. it's very difficult to then say. Well this is how you control something because there is no evidence to fall back on apart from things they'll related but not the same and when you've got that difference and it's a fluid situation where it's always a moving target because as we might one step forward things change the then mean. The virus takes a step foot. We've seen that with the various example. It's been tricky all the while it's been a massive learning process at every stage to work out how we can best out this challenge and we are not there yet. I mean my my mistake. My biggest mistake. I think was anticipating that we would have solved this problem by now. I honestly thought that by now We we would have been on the road closer to home for

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What's next for the Asia-Pacific?

Monocle 24: The Globalist

05:10 min | 6 months ago

What's next for the Asia-Pacific?

"Today's special edition of the globalist we are going to focus on asia and what two thousand and twenty one might hold for the region. The obvious answer might seem and will hopefully be almost by definition what with one thing and another a vast improvement but even when asia does not find itself at the epicenter of a global health crisis it remains a complicated part of the world bringing their hostages to fortune to this look ahead to ages. Next twelve months are monocle. Hong kong bureau chief. James chambers monica's. Tokyo bureau chief. Fiona wilson a little later on monaco's bangkok correspondent gwen. Robinson will join us. But first to james and fiona fiona. Let's start with you. In japan as we mentioned in that introduction a new prime minister in office seeking to fill the big shoes and follow the tough act of shinzo are has yet figured out. What kind of prime minister he's going to be is a very good question. I mean i think he's been quite difficult for serger. Falling shinzo obey. Shinzo abe's for all his faults. You know longest serving prime minister in japanese history. So you go quiet trot record. He knows how to win elections. And you know. He survived an awful lot of ups and downs. Scandals also had to deal with the pandemic and ultimately how to deal with illness as well so yeah so quite challenging to come into that role. He started off pretty well. I think his ratings quite good. But i think as people have seen ways handled the pandemic Impressed is ratings have dropped. There's also the issue about the olympics. Will it happen waiting to happen. And i think so. Go really backing this. Huge domestic tourism tourism campaign encouraging. People around the country has gone down pretty badly although it has to be said Tens of millions of people have been guy around the country so they liked that bit of it. But so i think it's quite a tough time for him and interesting. He has to have an election by next autumn. And i think he's in for a pretty rough ride few under just to follow that up. You did the mention the oh word. If there is one thing that japan hopes it can look forward to in two thousand and twenty one it is the two thousand twenty Tokyo postponed because of the obvious right now on new year's day. How likely do they look. It really depends on you. Talk to to be honest. The government would love it to happen. They really wanted to happen dog to the saying we absolutely have to vaccinate everyone. And that's not guaranteed yet. Japan's rollout of vaccinations will be in the spring. And they say you know. We'll have everyone backs in asia by the summer. And if not. I think they are going to have a problem on their hands. There are so many vested interest in the olympics in definitely. The government is under pressure from tv companies. Advertises they want it to happen. Population is still quite lukewarm. I think many people feel it puts this unnecessary pressure on the country. At a time. When is trying to deal with the pandemic. we're still dealing with that joins in hong kong or bring you in now. It being new year's day let's at least out Attempting optimism As we were just discussing. Japan has one great big blue ribbon event to look forward to hopefully in two thousand and twenty one. Two thousand and twenty was a tough year for hong kong for the same reasons. It was a tough year for everybody but for other reasons. Besides is there anything in particular vet. People in hong kong are looking forward to this year. Yes well we've had a rough couple of years here in hong kong so You know when you've hit rock awesome. Which i think that's not hong kong. Has i mean the only way to go his up. So i guess people are looking at s- an economic recovery an a return to business as usual in terms of an making money and getting on that side of things but In looking ahead the the rest of the year. I mean there are few big dates to To look forward to the the first one would be at the end of this month on the polls in january when the the uk's visa essentially for the hong kong people comes into play and up to three million on congas could suddenly decamp to britain. So if that happens if the floodgates opened not lovely be a huge event we've oils essentially being stuck in vung most of twenty twenty so It's been difficult to town at the moments How big that exodus will be. And there's no no re- odds on dejean that which you know. Every time i do meet with hong kong peasant they do generate trying to ask me once. Lights live in the uk Just like an schooling an election. Step in where they should live. What's baath liken. Is it better than oxford as there is. There is a genuine interest. But i guess we're waiting to see how many people actually all through with all of the with these These moves

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"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

06:43 min | 10 months ago

"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"At loggerheads but and with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the neutrality has become kind of less significant as an asset in diplomatic relations and you also have. kind of a new competition growing competition and peace building and particular Norway is putting a lot of resources and effort into. Peace Building and. When you talk to Swiss diplomats here in burn they some kind to kind of. Feel like they're being beating at their own game by Norway because no, we has all these very important. Negotiations going and Switzerland is kind of has been lagging behind in the last in the recent his past. But maybe with Cyprus it's it's always like worth Galway. Maybe we can find a way back into the into the game say suggesting that there is in fact some sort of race to be the most diplomatic and the most neutral which Switzerland suddenly feels it's it's being beaten us at the moment. Well, it's partly a race for being the most neutral and. More importantly, a raised to have like a to to bring peace to have an effect in the foreign policy and and you know it's not only a like it's it's not only to the benefit of the world, but it's also to the benefit of Switzerland. If you are the go between you kind of get to sit at the at the grownups table, you have steady context to governments all over the world you have first hand information how a situation evolves and and you can. Kind of put your own interest or chip your own interests in every now, and then and might am have have been a benefit for yourself as well. So and we Switzerland is trying to. Reinvigorate its diplomatic effort but. Maybe Cypress's just a problem too difficult to to solve them because Switzerland. If you think of peace building or peacebrokering. You think of Richard Holbrooke in the ninety screaming at some eastern, European general in military compound somewhere at midnight and that's just not like the sway. We are very discreet week. We don't have the muscle to week. We can scare anybody into peace or or into like am. Trying to get along we we we have to. Help parties. Find their mutual interests and then work from there and tried to. Find some kind of Modus Vivendi Kristof lands political editor Tags Anzeiger and time radio joining us on the line from Van Thank you very much indeed for joining us on today's program. Still to come on the globalist, we recap the third night of the Democratic National Convention, as Kamala Harris officially becomes the first woman of color to join a major party ticket thanking her mother in the process. I keep thinking about that twenty, five year old Indian woman. All of five feet tall who gave birth to me at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland California. On that day, she probably could have never imagined that I would be standing before you now and speaking these words. That was Kamala Harris you're listening to the globalist. UBS has over nine hundred investment analysts from over one hundred different countries. Over nine hundred of the sharpest moins and freshest thinkers in the world of finance today. Find out how we can help you contact us at UBS DOT com. We have the newspaper review in a little while but first, the Hong Kong stock exchange is rising and rising in spite of everything else that's happening. So why is that? Let's hear now from Hong Kong Bureau chief. James. Chambers. He joins us from there now. Welcome back James was happening. Yes. So amid all the doom and gloom in Hong, Kong and it's been a very tough time for businesses, you do see a lot of. Boarded up shops in some of the main a shopping areas in Hong. Kong. But against that backdrop, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange announced its. First it's. Results of the first half of this year and it's posted some record profits. Share prices up some fifty percent this year. So it does seem to be a bit of a a curious and non normally that. Amongst all the economic turmoil in Hong Kong and the city's recession ever the stock exchange is booming. But it's one of those things where is actually is benefiting from a lot of this a lot of the trade war between. The US and China because a lot of the Chinese companies that are listed in the US coming back to Hong Kong. And I'm getting secondary listings here. In to raise money, but also in anticipation of of the US Donald Trump, essentially putting them out of US capital markets. So this year we've already seen to bumper listings here, JD DOT COM, which is a bit like. kind of Amazon Alibaba and also net he's. Those two together. Raise about seven point six billion US dollars. So even though all of this, US China stuff is not good for the Hong Kong General the Hong Kong, stock exchanges booming explain a little bit more about this. This push pull how strong is a push out of the likes of the United States. But also how strong is the pull back to China? While yes, there's not. There's a number of Push factors I out to the US. You might remember there was a coffee company called Lucky which is is still going but had a massive accounting. Fraud earlier this year and that kind of raised a lot of alarm bells amongst investors in the US, about how credible a lot of these Chinese companies are and how much accounting practices can be relied on. So I guess a lot of that raise suspicions in in the US but the biggest push factor is differently the trade war between the US and China, and just the worsening relations overall there is a lot of.

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"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

09:34 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"In those articles require the the Hong Kong government set up certain bodies, and then those bodies and need to pass certain implementation rules to bring this into being now. Those are starting to come out, so we're starting to see what this might mean. And so one of those rules came out yesterday, which says know police can. Search a premises without a warrant. If it's to do with his National Security Law which has got obviously alarming for a lot of people. So. Companies like facebook and Google that they just waiting to see. What this actually means. And so they don't want to be seen to be handing over. Information right now to the government. If that's going to lead to prosecutions, and as you said, that would definitely leave, leave them on the wrong side of of public opinion at at least outside of China all the tech giant's also concerned with trying to balance that against the prospect of upsetting Beijing. Well know they're all banned in China. The the one tech giant that. Is Absent from that list is apple, and that's the one tech giant that is allowed to operate inside of mainland China. So. This is not a matter of them, not wanting to upset Beijing I think this is more a matter than not wanting to upset bag global audience. Because obviously this. This whole thing has been huge news around the world. And these tech giants have nothing to lose in terms of upsetting. Beijing so I definitely seem see, this is holding onto all pleasing that their audience around the world, and at the end of the day Hong. Kong is a city of seven and a half million people whereas you know, these companies have hundreds of millions of users around the world so. As as we kind of seeing Hong, Kong might just just find bearing the brunt of a lot of these things. You said earlier that you and everybody else in Hong. Kong was still trying to figure out precisely what this new security law is going to mean. Have you noticed that having any direct effect on day to day life already whether that's been in actual implementation or manifestations of at all in reaction to it in terms of protest demonstration etc.. There's been zero protests. I mean this. This seems to be one of those piece of legislation that has. Is having more of an impact. On People's. Minds and their conversations rather than any big physical changes, there'd be no protests, but for the majority of this year because of covid nineteen and they're still not allowed to go ahead. Because of the covid nineteen restrictions, so we'll, we'll have to wait and see if if when those get raised and police, perhaps do grant authority for. Illegal. Protest Rally with huge numbers of people will turn out, but as of today, and since the law came into effect this time almost on last week. It's been very normal on the streets in Hong Kong. Everyone's been going about their business. But there I mean been just news coming out every day. That's just causing more and more alarm like the the the libraries taking books off the shelves to to see whether they fall foul of this security bill and this latest news today that that Tiktok the is is pulling out of Hong, Kong, and pulling its APP off of the APP store. Even, though that's I, that's a bit of a red herring because it is after Chinese. Company and I imagine this is more a corporate strategy than than anything else it does. Continue to to raise alarm bells here, but when you when you go out on the streets. It's it's very. It's like Hong Kong in two thousand eighteen. You know before before all the protests last year, so it appears very normal, but I think the damage being done here is very much in people's minds James Chime busy now Hong Kong Bureau. Thanks for joining us. You're listening to the briefing on monocle twenty. Four. You're. You're listening to the briefing with me Andrew Miller. It's now just one hundred nineteen days until American voters will decide whether or not to persist with the presidency of Donald. If current form is any guide, any hope that this will be one hundred nineteen days of rarefied and respectful philosophical discourse seems forlorn president trump has already signaled that he intends to tackle his presumptive opponent, former vice president Joe Biden. The only way he knows with personal insult accusations of malfeasance and general delirious hurling op smears. This worked in fairness against Hillary Clinton, but will it work against Biden who people seem generally to? Quite like one joined with more on this by Monaco US election correspondent Thomas Lewis. Thomas First of all trump has of course been beating up on Joe Biden for awhile he's he's already patented the nickname sleepy Joe. He has tried to impugn Biden's family to the extent that it got him impeached. Do, we understand yet? What insults trump thinks are actually going to land. I. Don't think we do at the moment. I'm sure and I think because we saw with Hillary Clinton back in twenty sixteen, I think there would have been a sense to some degree that the name calling as you described in the introduction that the stoking of the suspicion around Hillary Clinton's having various things to hide throughout her career. It's sort of took him by surprise that they landed successfully, and I think vefour there might be at a bit of a sort of you know costing off into the darkness to see what does stick, and therefore we might see a big array of insults and accusations. Coming Joe Biden Way from Donald Trump because I think if you look at you know what happened last time in twenty-six Donald. Trump didn't necessarily have a very rigid strategy. If I can put it that way. But the more outrageous things he did did stick and did chime with those people many of them at least who ended up voting for him. I would suspect that that is the strategy that he will look to undertake again this time around I mean we have seen some memos leaked from inside the Biden camp in the last few days. How much of a measure do they give off how concerned or otherwise the Biden camp is? I think that quite interesting I think few speak to sort of many voters. Don't necessarily get so deep into the weeds as as being sort of satellite. If you like by an internal memo that's been leaked to the press bring. The News has received several. My most from was within the. The Biden campaign which are responses to these personal attacks by Donald Trump and they make light of them. They suggest that these attacks on landing that they aren't really chime with people given the extraordinary things that are swirling around the United States at the moment, the economy, of course, the rising number of corona virus infections, and also the black lives matter protests on the coast police reform that are still roiling many cities across the country and I think they might have a point in fact by saying that by the name calling sleepy Joe. As you mentioned earlier that they just really aren't catching on. They aren't sticking to trump's opponents as they once did, but I think he will try. Try and continue to do it because I'm not sure really what else he has at the moment, or at least that would be the sense from his opponents. At least, what are we beginning to learn about? What Strategy Joe Biden is going to pursue I mean he is for some of the reasons you mentioned, or at least one of the reasons you mentioned going to be extremely circumscribed as a campaign of there won't be any big election rallies. You'll be likely doing very little meeting and greeting of the voter in the street is his whole thing just going to be letting trump flail and rant, and do the thing of not interrupting your enemy wall. They making a mistake. I think there'll be an element of that but I. do think that the strategy that Hillary Clinton and Turk last time around, and that wasn't particularly successful for her. If you look at Joe Biden's online presence of his campaign, for example, some of the tax of Donald Trump a pretty explicit there and they don't veer into the kind of language that we use to from Donald. Trump but they're pretty pretty blunt in their assessment of how he. He is failing the country on on so many fronts I think he's obviously being forced Joe Biden into running a an insurgent presidential campaign from home for the last few months..

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"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

07:08 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"Welcome to today's edition of the briefing with me, Andrew Malone when China imposed a new, security law on Hong Kong it doubtless understood that they would be widespread anger, and perhaps even actual consequences and calculated that the cost to his one it could meet. The bill has now begun to arrive. Several giants have announced that they will pause cooperation with any requests for user data from Hong, Kong police including such behemoths as telegram, Google twitter, facebook and WHATSAPP in a perhaps more dramatic development, voguish video up. TIKTOK has indicated that it will stop operations in Hong Kong, entirely one join with more from Hong Kong by Monaco's Hong. Kong Bureau chief chambers. Joins first of all I was intrigued by this announcement that they would pose cooperation with Hong. Kong's police. Do we know what kind of cooperation was underway before? We don't know exactly <hes>, and it was quite funny that one of the APPS you didn't mention signal said they would stop cooperating. If only they they'd started cooperating in the first place, and they said they don't hold any data, so they wouldn't have any to handover. So <hes>. We're not quite sure what kind of data the Hong Kong. Police Force has been requesting from these companies in the past. And what they've said is that they're going to pause any cooperation. In to assess what I guess, what this security bill means, and what what it means if they do handover this kind of data to the police I mean. Loads of people use WHATSAPP and that's. That's got end to end encryption so <hes>. It's not clear what kind of information you know. Facebook, the owner of what's up. What's sense of what the tech giant's <hes> trying to figure out here? Are they acting out of genuine concern at what China is doing, or is this an attempt I guess especially in talks case to be perceived as being on the right side. I think that you could say that that being on the fence right now because they're in the same position as most of us in Hong Kong. We don't really still know what this law. Requires them what it involves. It's a very. Very thin piece of legislation for something as dramatic as a as a national security law in we're talking thirty odd pages and sixty six articles. And in those articles require the <hes> the Hong Kong government set up certain bodies, and then those bodies and need to pass certain implementation rules <hes> to bring this into being now. Those are starting to come out, so we're starting to see what this might mean. And so one of those rules came out yesterday, which says know police can. Search a premises without a warrant. If it's to do with his National Security Law which has got obviously alarming for a lot of people. So. Companies like facebook and Google that they just waiting to see. What this actually means. And so they don't want to be seen to be handing over. Information right now to the government. If that's going to lead to prosecutions, and as you said, that would definitely leave, leave them on the wrong side of of <hes> public opinion at at least outside of China all the tech giant's also concerned with trying to balance that against the prospect of upsetting Beijing. Well know they're all banned in China. The the one tech giant that. Is Absent from that list is apple, and that's the one tech giant that is allowed to operate inside of mainland China. So. This is not a matter of them, not wanting to upset Beijing I think this is more a matter than not wanting to upset bag global audience. Because obviously this. This whole thing has been huge news around the world. And these tech giants have nothing to lose <hes> in terms of upsetting. Beijing so I definitely seem see, this is holding onto all pleasing that their audience around the world, and at the end of the day Hong. Kong is a city of seven and a half million people <hes> whereas you know, these companies have hundreds of millions of users around the world so. As as we kind of seeing Hong, Kong might just just find bearing the brunt of a lot of these things. You said earlier that you and everybody else in Hong. Kong was still trying to figure out precisely what this new security law is going to mean. Have you noticed that having any direct effect on day to day life already whether that's been in actual implementation or manifestations of at all in reaction to it in terms of protest demonstration etc.. There's been zero protests. I mean this. This seems to be one of those piece of legislation that has. Is having more of an impact. On People's. Minds and their conversations rather than any big physical changes, there'd be no protests, but for the majority of this year because of covid nineteen and they're still not allowed to go ahead. Because of the covid nineteen restrictions, so we'll, we'll have to wait and see if if when those get raised and police, perhaps do grant authority for. Illegal. Protest Rally with huge numbers of people will turn out, but as of today, and since the law came into effect this time almost on last week. It's been very normal on the streets in Hong Kong. Everyone's been going about their business. But there I mean been just news coming out every day. That's just causing more and more alarm like the the the libraries taking books off the shelves to to see whether they fall foul of this security bill and this latest news today that that Tiktok <hes> the is is pulling out of Hong, Kong, and pulling its APP off of the APP store. Even, though that's I, that's a bit of a red herring because it is after Chinese. Company and I imagine this is more a corporate strategy than than anything else it does. Continue to to raise alarm bells here, but when you when you go out on the streets. It's it's very. It's like Hong Kong in two thousand eighteen. You know before before all the protests last year, so it appears very normal, but I think the damage being done here is very much in people's minds James Chime busy now Hong Kong Bureau. Thanks for joining us. You're listening to the briefing on monocle twenty. Four.

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Google joins a group of major tech companies in pushing back against Hong Kong’s new security law

Monocle 24: The Briefing

07:08 min | 1 year ago

Google joins a group of major tech companies in pushing back against Hong Kong’s new security law

"Welcome to today's edition of the briefing with me, Andrew Malone when China imposed a new, security law on Hong Kong it doubtless understood that they would be widespread anger, and perhaps even actual consequences and calculated that the cost to his one it could meet. The bill has now begun to arrive. Several giants have announced that they will pause cooperation with any requests for user data from Hong, Kong police including such behemoths as telegram, Google twitter, facebook and WHATSAPP in a perhaps more dramatic development, voguish video up. TIKTOK has indicated that it will stop operations in Hong Kong, entirely one join with more from Hong Kong by Monaco's Hong. Kong Bureau chief chambers. Joins first of all I was intrigued by this announcement that they would pose cooperation with Hong. Kong's police. Do we know what kind of cooperation was underway before? We don't know exactly and it was quite funny that one of the APPS you didn't mention signal said they would stop cooperating. If only they they'd started cooperating in the first place, and they said they don't hold any data, so they wouldn't have any to handover. So We're not quite sure what kind of data the Hong Kong. Police Force has been requesting from these companies in the past. And what they've said is that they're going to pause any cooperation. In to assess what I guess, what this security bill means, and what what it means if they do handover this kind of data to the police I mean. Loads of people use WHATSAPP and that's. That's got end to end encryption so It's not clear what kind of information you know. Facebook, the owner of what's up. What's sense of what the tech giant's trying to figure out here? Are they acting out of genuine concern at what China is doing, or is this an attempt I guess especially in talks case to be perceived as being on the right side. I think that you could say that that being on the fence right now because they're in the same position as most of us in Hong Kong. We don't really still know what this law. Requires them what it involves. It's a very. Very thin piece of legislation for something as dramatic as a as a national security law in we're talking thirty odd pages and sixty six articles. And in those articles require the the Hong Kong government set up certain bodies, and then those bodies and need to pass certain implementation rules to bring this into being now. Those are starting to come out, so we're starting to see what this might mean. And so one of those rules came out yesterday, which says know police can. Search a premises without a warrant. If it's to do with his National Security Law which has got obviously alarming for a lot of people. So. Companies like facebook and Google that they just waiting to see. What this actually means. And so they don't want to be seen to be handing over. Information right now to the government. If that's going to lead to prosecutions, and as you said, that would definitely leave, leave them on the wrong side of of public opinion at at least outside of China all the tech giant's also concerned with trying to balance that against the prospect of upsetting Beijing. Well know they're all banned in China. The the one tech giant that. Is Absent from that list is apple, and that's the one tech giant that is allowed to operate inside of mainland China. So. This is not a matter of them, not wanting to upset Beijing I think this is more a matter than not wanting to upset bag global audience. Because obviously this. This whole thing has been huge news around the world. And these tech giants have nothing to lose in terms of upsetting. Beijing so I definitely seem see, this is holding onto all pleasing that their audience around the world, and at the end of the day Hong. Kong is a city of seven and a half million people whereas you know, these companies have hundreds of millions of users around the world so. As as we kind of seeing Hong, Kong might just just find bearing the brunt of a lot of these things. You said earlier that you and everybody else in Hong. Kong was still trying to figure out precisely what this new security law is going to mean. Have you noticed that having any direct effect on day to day life already whether that's been in actual implementation or manifestations of at all in reaction to it in terms of protest demonstration etc.. There's been zero protests. I mean this. This seems to be one of those piece of legislation that has. Is having more of an impact. On People's. Minds and their conversations rather than any big physical changes, there'd be no protests, but for the majority of this year because of covid nineteen and they're still not allowed to go ahead. Because of the covid nineteen restrictions, so we'll, we'll have to wait and see if if when those get raised and police, perhaps do grant authority for. Illegal. Protest Rally with huge numbers of people will turn out, but as of today, and since the law came into effect this time almost on last week. It's been very normal on the streets in Hong Kong. Everyone's been going about their business. But there I mean been just news coming out every day. That's just causing more and more alarm like the the the libraries taking books off the shelves to to see whether they fall foul of this security bill and this latest news today that that Tiktok the is is pulling out of Hong, Kong, and pulling its APP off of the APP store. Even, though that's I, that's a bit of a red herring because it is after Chinese. Company and I imagine this is more a corporate strategy than than anything else it does. Continue to to raise alarm bells here, but when you when you go out on the streets. It's it's very. It's like Hong Kong in two thousand eighteen. You know before before all the protests last year, so it appears very normal, but I think the damage being done here is very much in people's minds James Chime busy now Hong Kong Bureau. Thanks for joining us. You're listening to the briefing on monocle twenty. Four.

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Hong Kong marks handover anniversary under shadow of security law

Monocle 24: The Globalist

04:58 min | 1 year ago

Hong Kong marks handover anniversary under shadow of security law

"Could Beijing finally getting it away and silencing Hong Kong's democracy protests once and for all the Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed off strict security laws, which critics say will place the likes of the right of free speech and an independent judiciary at risk. The law has already had an effect one of the leading voices in the pro democracy. Movement Joshua Wong said he's left. One protest group what I'm joined by Monocle Asia editor and Hong Kong Bureau Chief James Chambers by Isabel Hilton. The editor of China Dialogue Welcome both backed Monaco for twenty four at James, let's begin with you. You are in Hong. Kong whether has been A marking of the twenty three years since British rule ended. What's the atmosphere like today? Yes, what was meant to be called establishment day a day of celebration for Hong Kong returned back to mainland, but for a lot of people here it's a solemn day to protest against. Beijing and usually there's a big march that takes place around three PM Hong Kong time in about an hour and leave from Victoria in Causeway Bay and on March to the government headquarters that hasn't been given permission to go ahead to see the police because of the COVID, nineteen restrictions but there are people starting to gather in Causeway Bay. and the police have already made their first arrest under this new national security bill. On the question, we're all asking waiting to see how this bill would be enforced. And I guess the the worrying onset is. Enforced very harshly. The first arrest was a guy who's who had a flag that just said Hong Kong independence on it. So there's no doubt that the police are going to use their full powers under under this bill to dampen down any goals. For Hong Kong independence, and it's going to have a massive impact on the ability of of activists and pro democracy protests in Hong Kong. To to to operate as they have done. For the last twenty three years. Where unlikely to see a big march this year like we did in years before because the police on hand, the right police are on the ground and are very quick to to arrest people. Isabel. It's not long since we were all given the details of what's in this bill. Could you just summarize it for us? Please well indeed. I think almost nobody outside the National People's. Congress was given the details until after the bill was rushed through a rigorous fifteen minute session. it criminalizes any act of secessions, version, terrorism, or collusion with foreign are external forces. The problem with all of those is who decides Schwarzenegger as secessions, version, terrorism, glues, and and exchange, said the question of how the law will be enacted. Is ABS will be? We'll be applied is absolutely critical including which judges. How will the? How will the legal authorities in Hong Kong React Carrie, Lam has the opportunity to appoint judges that she chooses. And the bill, also the acts now also contains a rather sinister provision. Which says that in got his described as complicated cases at Beijing can simply takeover the prosecution of the law now again. All of this is is. Subject to subjective judgment from Beijing, Beijing designs what collusion with Foreign or external forces Beijing decides. What subversion is and Beijing, can prosecute cases? There is no guarantee that they will be held in. Public is provision for them not to be and. Given the state of of the rule of law in China. I think this is really really serious concern. It's also we should remember the. Legal State in Hong. Kong has been robust and widely respected and indeed lawyers have frequently taken to the streets to defend their. That profession and the application of the law in Hong Kong in very large demonstrations when they felt that Beijing. was encroaching on it, and so the capacity to appoint different judges to these cases is signed that I didn't think Beijing trusts Hong Kong's lawyers who are after school didn't principles of rule of law and equality before the law and all those good things. To do it's will.

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"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Post Reports

Post Reports

09:46 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Post Reports

"Shabani tiny. I'm the Hong Kong Bureau Chief of The Washington Post this time China's perhaps taken its boldest move yet here in Hong Kong the sweeping new law. That will basically outlaw. Terrorism secessionism a subversion of the state as well as foreign interference. All these things are very broad and protests activists. Normal people via it will mark the end of their lives in Hong Kong as they knew at the end of the freedoms they've always enjoyed will will disappear. One of the central principles of the rule of law is that everyone is equal. No one is above the law. Not even the chief executive is the buffalo that there will be a commission on Organization in Hong Kong about the little then that will be the end of phone call are a pro democracy. Legislators very vocal about how they feel about the direction. Hong Kong is hitting in. Would they ever be able to run again with the all? Be disqualified criminalized For John Lewis to the impact is so wide reaching the the moment we heard. News of this law Last week people in Hong Kong was stunned. They were shocked shattered heartbroken. Some of our friends were crying having panic attacks. It's really quite worrying to think of the spiral that that Hong Kong is in right now. The protests into to justify officials from from mainland China and the Hong Kong government saying. Oh well these rices this is. This is what exactly at the National Security Law is going to. Stamp out is exactly why it's needed. And the more they say that the mole insistent the protest and coming out making their point perhaps using even more violent than even more radical tactics. So this bill is really a huge deal for Hong Kong and for the future of the city. My name is Emily Rahula and I cover foreign affairs. So Hong Kong until nineteen ninety seven was basically a British colony and was administered by the United Kingdom. I should like on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen and the entire British people to express Thanks admiration affection and good wishes to all the people of Hong Cold. Who have been such staunch and special friend in nineteen ninety-seven as the country prepared for a return to Chinese sovereignty. The leaders of China and the United Kingdom struck a deal dirty near terrier Vegan and the deal was basically that for fifty years. The unique status of Hong Kong would be protected. And what that meant was in Hong Kong. Unlike in the People's Republic of China just across the border there would still be capitalism. There would still be freedom of the press. The people of Hong Kong could staged protests. They could publish information. That's critical of the leaders and this sort of compromise system called one country. Two Systems was supposed to stay in place until twenty forty seven but really since the handover nineteen ninety-seven that compromise. That sort of temporary status for Hong Kong has been challenged with the Beijing side constantly. Trying to sort of take more and more control of Hong Kong and Since two thousand fourteen when we had the umbrella movement really dramatic dramatic but peaceful protests in Hong Kong calling for Democracy Acceleration of Beijing's attempts to sort of work away at that One Country Two Systems framework and slowly have more and more control over Hong Kong and the type of city that it is so China's legislature is considering a security bill. That's expected to pass as soon as this week. What is this bill? And how significant is it? This bill is really huge and even though things in Hong Kong had been very tense and even though things have been deteriorating a lot of people in Hong Kong and a lot of people outside of Hong Kong were caught by surprise by. Not just the timing of how they're doing it sort of right in the middle of the coronavirus crisis and also the way that they're planning to get this security legislation on the books. A lot of people thought that this type of national security legislation from China would be done basically through Hong Kong through its own governing structures. What's happening is that right. In the middle of the coronavirus crisis with the United States occupied by its own coronavirus crisis with Britain occupied by its own credit crisis. China has decided to sort of shove this through. Its own rubber stamp legislative process in Beijing very far from Hong Kong very far from Hong Kong's semi-democracy and they're gonNA shut their this legislation probably this week and it'll be a really big change for Hong Kong. Yeah so why push it through in this way so quickly when there's a good chance that this could backfire so if you talk to the folks in Beijing China's leaders if you read Chinese party controlled media what they say is this is simply a law and order matter in light of the new circumstances and need the? Mpc is exercising the power enshrined in the Constitution. These laws are going to protect Hong Kong. They're going to keep people safe. And they're clearly a response to the Front Amok Rec- movement in Hong Kong in Hong Kong as they are and uphold and improve the institutional framework of One Country Two Systems. What many Hong Kong people fear? Is that these national security rules will be used to stifle the sent to change the way that Hong Kong is governed. There is a fear that these new rules are going to be used to for instance stateful journalists to stop freedom of speech to target critics target academics who are critical of the government in Beijing. Some of the things that you have said about mainland agencies coming down to arrest people undergoing protest and they will be arrested. The calling the chief executive of step down at the moment. I your imaginations. There's really a fear that the laws are going to apply it in a way. That will fundamentally change the character of the city and tensions between the US and China are also at an all-time high. There's the trade war that's ongoing. President trump has blamed China for the current pandemic. What is the US response to this latest news? That's exactly right. I mean this comes at a time when Washington and Beijing are really facing off in a pretty extreme way and that's really setting the stage for what happens next so far what we've seen from the United States is a lot of statements of condemnation the US oppose. What's happening you know and there will be consequences. What we haven't really seen so far is what if anything The United States plans to do whether there'll be a policy response but one thing that is on the table is the United States could make a decision to change the way that interacts with Hong Kong. Right now it says. Hong Kong has a degree of autonomy. So we will trade with it under different terms than from the People's Republic of China just across the border. Good morning everyone. The Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned that this is something that could change if China indeed pushed ahead with these rules in Hong Kong or decision on whether or not identify. Hong Kong is having a high degree of autonomy from China is still pending closely watching. What's going on their actions like these? Make it more difficult to assess. The Hong Kong remains highly autonomous from mainland China. So how does this fit into president? Xi Jinping's broader political agenda. So that's a really interesting question and I think there's two ways to look at it. The first is a long view of his time Running China so since two thousand twelve. He comes on the scene and he has this really bold vision for the quote great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. He wants to see China returning to what he sees as its rightful place at the center of the World Order and we see a much more assertive Chinese foreign policy. China's sort of taking a more bold and aggressive stance on the world stage and Hong. Kong's really part of that China's saying to the rest of the world saying to the United States saying to Britain. We HAVE OUR OWN NATIONAL INTERESTS. Hong Kong as part of that national interest and we will defend it. The more immediate context that I think is interesting is the coronavirus crisis you know back. In January and February people were looking at the crisis unfolding in Wuhan and saying you know Xi Jinping is really in trouble.

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"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Entrepreneurs

Monocle 24: The Entrepreneurs

03:46 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Entrepreneurs

"Governments around the world a busy announcing Voss sums of money to support struggling companies through the Cova nineteen pandemic but unfortunately it is often one snag time is of the essence right now and the public sector can be slow to pay out even in hyper efficient. Singapore one of the first countries outside of China to be hit by the corona virus to fill his the city state's private sector is stepped up with businesses banding together since February. Two sets up many banks capable making rapid fire lending decisions and helping failing firms to buy time. Alex Cora. Jp Morgan banker fronts. One such consortia banks take time says jar who ordinarily heads up the financing arm of his father's commercial vehicle leasing business. The goal belt group Astro continues. Whatever stimulus that government comes up with has to Pasta to law and be dispersed too intermediaries working with five friends from various Singapore in family businesses? It took try just a week to set up a five million Singapore dollar fund equivalent to three point two million euros and another week to make that first business loon. I'll I borrow was a person who makes security cameras says. He needed the money because his desk suddenly paying him very late. The initiatives biggest strength is that it's lightning-fast fixed loans at fifty thousand Singapore dollars or thirty two thousand euros are assessed and approved by TWAS team of Eight Moonlighting Goal Bell Staff in only twenty four hours and paid out in half a day as trump explains when Kobe nineteen struck. We thought we don't need a full proof plan. We need pasta for those companies who are bleeding and just need to stem the blood qualifying real help from the banks and the government while the fund is not a moneymaking investment. It's not a charity either businesses. That were dying before. The outbreak are rejected loans are designed to be repaid in twelve months. The competitive interest rates of around seven point. Five percent calculates to cover the cost of defaults crucially. Nothing has to be repaid by borrowers during the first two months by the end of March. Some two point five million Singapore dollars a one point six million euros paid out to fifty companies with the majority of beneficiaries coming from three of the hardest industries retail manufacturing and food and beverage Charles. Now putting pen to paper on par with the scheme a partnership with a local branch Malaysian banks. Cnbc has offered to take over the relationship. At the end of three months an offer qualifying borrowers an additional five hundred thousand Singapore dollars equivalent to three hundred twenty thousand euros the ideas. Sme's use the money to repay the initial loan which was team can then put back into the Emergency Fund and eventually repay the original investors some of the financial back because the fund a facing business difficulties themselves but they've decided to country to the project anyway. According to TWA this shows Singapore business community is like one large family as he concludes. We bicker and fight. If anything goes wrong we hunker down and save each other from article in Hong Kong. I'm James Chambers. Thank you James. Monaco's Hong Kong Bureau Chief James Chambers.

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"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: Section D

Monocle 24: Section D

10:01 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: Section D

"And a very warm welcome to Monaco on design. And I'm delighted to say that today I'm joined by Monocle. Hong Kong Bureau Chief James Chambers James Amazing to have you on the line contributing to the show and I suppose this episode is very much your inspiration. I suppose. It's your chronicle of how the city that you call home has reacted to the cove in nineteen crisis but also some perspectives from across the design industry. What are you going to serve us today? I up Josh. We have the interior designer joy. Swang who oversees two studios one in London and the other in her hometown of Hong Kong. Which is actually a stone's throw from the Monaco Bureau here in one shy which is where. I'm recording this right now and Jones believe you could talk with Joyce while she was overlooking a beach on the south side of Hong Kong Island and you started by asking. Her has been a productive time or been a matter of biding her time while they locked measures bite think. It's been a much needed time that we wouldn't have focused on things. Had we not had this time so it kind of the metaphor of light focusing on an individual's body and mind being actually self reflective and actually thinking about internal processes looking at a website for a change. You know with a couple of projects dropping off the radar just because of lockdowns and kinds. Not being able to continue. You know. We've kind of ton efforts to look at ourselves internally and figuring out what are the things that we can be doing what would we communicating? Not as well in some of these stations and emptying out dusty draws sketches and thinking. Oh we had some really good ideas and they never came to life. Can we flex that muscle and use on amunition in another project? It's kind of a nice way to feel good without having to rely on positive feedback from a client for change being self-afflicted reflecting on our own website social media how we actually represent themselves to the outside world as well. That's I think always been important for us because it's how we communicate with talent is how we communicate with kinds that we want to work with if we want to actually work on the projects that are interesting. We need to be communicating clearly. And when you working on projects back to back and deliverables and all that kind of lose sight of that form of communication has this isolation separation between you and your staff the great use of technology and it's just weird period of time. Has that had any effect on the quality of the output of the design or the ideas that your team coming up with. I think in the beginning. It was really hard to replace the spontaneous. Charette like drawings and sketches. I mean we tend to design in a free flow way where every designers ideas get put on the table and we look at them together and figure. What's the best solution for this project for this particular brief? It's really hard to replace that dynamic with anything online so we've become better at sketching on not on any one that probably on all the different APPS and figuring out how to have different ways and accepting sketches that on. Ask finalize as you might want them. When on my hand they tend to have this like quality outfields. We laugh at each other sketches these days. Oh Yeah I kind of know what you mean and I think we have the benefit of having with each other before understand each other but seeing some of these digital sketches pretty humorous. That's probably the hardest thing that dynamic and not being able to have that as we did before you tend to operate at the luxury and in terms of your clients and your projects and a lot of your clients are in the hospitality and food and beverage industries which have been one of the hardest hit by this pandemic and also the pro democracy protests here in Hong Kong. That raged all last year. So I mean how how your clients reacted to the pandemic. It's been a real SOB story. To be honest. I mean we've had a couple of clients who had to deal with shutdowns of their businesses overnight. Couple of days and and we're talking about three or four hundred employees. You know shutting down several restaurants operations on a Friday night and to be not open on a Monday. Besides that personal plans being affected on top of that so it's been real global situation as well it's it hasn't just been Hong Kong. I think Hong Kong has been in extension unfortunately of that situation but where we have climate straight decline in London who've had to take drastic measures they resorted to a similar tactic of being self reflective empower themselves during this time and building on a brand that they know we'll still succeed in a world that is ready for the moment. It isn't but it's kind of time weather tons more in words saying that it might be she looking at recruitment as not hiring people actually meeting people to see. Who's out there? Attention project sites have actually turned up. And there's been a lot more prime sites available at much lower market rates and actually negotiating that with landlords and there's been definitely opportunities like that but I think the main question is. When do we act on these decisions? Because right now. There's speculating associating. But when will we open that restaurant when we signed that deal? So that's what we've noticed so far in terms of getting over it or getting past it. Do you think the pandemic will have a amok effect on the types of briefs and projects? You might receive later this year after this usually there'll be less demand for luxury and bullying and more showy stuff is interesting. Say that it's already having an effect. Actually I mean we've we've had a couple of Bruce and one of them the climate se. Oh we're not sure whether we will have the social space on arrival and a fitness co king slash social. But you know I think before. There was so much of this mixing of typologies where you could be walking out and then there could be a co working space just adjacent to that. Web of people were together in made them even washing themselves on the brief to whether they dedicate space to something. That's a bit more private cocooned so that people have the option to social distance. I think we're already seeing this particular won't mention any names. They're ready looking at wellness from a different perspective. No alcohol for example and the fact that people are she okay with cooking a lot more at home being much more where their own ingredients in deriving joy from die alone. I think it's making Talapity. Actually look at that briefs in a complete way as an entrepreneur yourself. How have you managed your own business and I've been able to navigate through this storm yourself as the studio to diversify. Have you had to take some really tough decisions about stuffing and furloughing or letting people go? We've considered the following. We've actually considered as of country the Hong Kong and the UK government. We will be applying for those. We've not had to follow workers in the studios as of yet. I think we're lucky in the sense that we're working on projects that are some of them off three to four years out so the design. What for those still needs to happen. You know the new buildings and the finances have already been secured for those projects where able to survive off of those for the moment say openness. It's funny because when we did not team trip and last September and I think it was spurred on by the protests. My mind was already very much in the self to mode of. Hey you know we need to diversify we can actually look at doing different forms of design and just be more open minded as to what comes along and so I think that happens phenomenon where definitely looking into opportunities. That comes through actually looking into doing that. Branding package and communications until the the interior portions where token to clients about that angle of services as well but that's been since the protests are definitely diversifying looking at just being more open minded about the design deliverables and services we provide at any point during the last ten or eleven months since the protests began in. June two thousand nine hundred and now with a pandemic any point during that time. Have you wish that you weren't the boss and it wasn't your name above the door? The studio I don't think I have. I love being couch Meyer ship. I guess I've always been very calm. I think people around me tend to be more anxious and I get a lot of joy. Ashi she calming people down. I get that feedback from my team and love their panicked about the situation. I did think anything could ever be so bad. I think staying positive is so important during this time and I've always been positive person name above the door. I mean that's kind of always worked hard advantage more than anything so I recognize that. There's something appealing to kind stakeholders to be having. Somebody's name to kind of point okay. You're going to be responsible for the project. There's no getting around that. I guess I've enjoyed rising up to that challenge if anything I'd hoped to when this all settles maybe has that child third studio already had a child so I really enjoy that aspect and that was joy swang. Who was speaking to Monaco's James Chambers? James Chambers is with me with lots more insights on his home city of Hong Kong. Do Stay tuned.

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"hong kong bureau" Discussed on The Information's 411

The Information's 411

01:55 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong bureau" Discussed on The Information's 411

"Names Tondo town. I'm reporting here at the information. You guys are all hanging in there okay. We're still really only in week. One of those things. So gotta got to buckle down and pretend like rent for the long haul so as you may have noticed if you listen to our mid week episodes. We are now doing two episodes a week in the midst of the Corona virus crisis to give you our listeners. As much information as possible that you can find useful During this rather bizarre and slightly terrifying altogether unprecedented circumstance and so this episode is not. GonNa be a story that we published in the past couple of days. It's a conversation I had with shy. Oester our Hong Kong Bureau chief and China has a really great perspective on what's going on in the US right now. Because like I said he's based in Hong Kong and once the corona virus stuff started heating up pretty intensely in in that country he high tailed it to New York where he has family and spent a good amount of time. They're five or six weeks and he had the opportunity to sort of see from afar. How Hong Kong was dealing with it. And then once things started getting pretty serious New Yorker Ronan Virus Wise. He went back to Hong Kong and then got to see both from afar. How people reacting to it and also what life begins to look like once we get past the most intense period of all the quarantining and social distancing and things like that so shy kind of gives us a glimpse at what the light of the tunnel may look like in the US as well so aside from that. Please keep any information and tips or other things you guys thinking about coming to us. We're we're always happy to hear them and like I said here to help however we can beyond just reporting the news so anything that you want to chat about with me. Feel free to send information Tom at the information dot com. And I'll get back to you all right. Let's get over to my conversation with shy..

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"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

14:27 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"I mean certainly it's. It's not a case of whether Ogun warms after their noses just effective life that he's going to have to deal with Turkey does have military stationed in these twelve observation post as Turkey is calling them and the ones being fairly strident on the lengths. He's willing to go to to defend them. should they come under the fire deliberately or otherwise from Syrian government forces why is Turkey so keen on that presence. Does Turkey have any long-term territorial commissions in Syria. Absolutely we'll take a couple of territorial ambitions. The first is to keep Kurdish forces in Syria away from its border this is actually more applicable most the east of their border with Syria where they the Kurdish minister the White. PG controlling huge amounts of territory so AH in that part of Syria Turkey has created what it's called a safe zone. I think is probably more accurate a buffer zone so a kind of a demilitarized zone and where Turkish ships president to keep Kurdish forces away from the border but also Turkey wants to control more territory in northern Syria so let's see can start repatriating some of those three point five million. Syrian refugees hosting rhetoric on this on refugees has shifted quite far in recent months again. He's realized that the Turkish people are increasingly dissatisfied with hosting so many refugees he started to say things like the Syrians wins cannot stay here forever. They will be going back to their country. I think Turkeys may name at this point secure territory in northern Syria so that some of those refugees concerning well just finally quickly than is it likely that this summit which as you correctly point out is part of quite a long ongoing process is going to have any immediate impact well if we look at the last few meetings both trilateral and bilateral Meinie between Erdo Armand Putin over the past few months. Don't really we've not see much progress. The last big big progress that we saw was a year ago and earned went to search e- to meet with President isn't Putin and they managed to strike a deal to prevent huge outburst of bloodshed in it lab now. I think that that deal they struck. There has has really been tested to his limit. At this point as you said in your introduction the violence in it lip has been increasing increasing since April. There's about five hundred thousand half a million people have been displaced since apron lastest uptick violence but I mean they're supposed to say to our new saying he contact anymore. Refugees in Turkey Assad is saying he wants to take the whole country back Russia's behind nuts but the fact is many of those people in clip. There's about three million living in that area controlled by the rebels nick lip they include about one point five million people already escaped from other areas as retail and it's unlikely those people would really countenance living under US out again so Shoulda Shoulda assasin and Russian forces closing. We'll likely see a huge humanitarian crisis. I suppose border analysts under Smith. Thank you for joining us. You're listening to the briefing. You're listening to the briefing on monocle twenty four in Beijing waiting for Hong Kong's pro democracy protests to dissipate had another disappointing weekend as has been the case every weekend since June in Hong Kong streets have hosted large-scale demonstrations some of them violent at least eighty nine people were arrested and at least eighteen injured a more peaceful protests by university -versities students has taken place today. Lon joined from Hong Kong by Monocle Hong Kong Bureau Chief James Chambers James on the scale of the recent demonstrations demonstration's. How much cleaning up needed to be done this morning? Yes well. Hong Kong got back to to work again this morning and it seems to be a a case of similar things on Monday mornings cleaning up the MTR's railway stations substations. We've become a big focus for for protest kind of violence and vandalism over the last few weeks it has felt felt a bit quieter today in in and around one NJAI and admiralty and Causeway Bay where lots of the the clashes were last night and little shops. You haven't opened so there is a a bit of a clearing up going on and repairing but you know I I got the the MTA to into this morning. using some of the stations is that were vandalized last night's and things are being repaired and Hong Kong's basically getting back to business as is the way of these things it is the violence that commands mom for headlines but how representative of the ongoing protests are those incidents well. The the organization that tries is to or the arrange these big marches. They tried to organize one on the weekend but the police didn't give its authority to go ahead so officially it it it. It wasn't an authorized. March people still went ahead and did it. The the numbers were nowhere near as as large as these marches have been in the past and but as usual these these peaceful get togethers quickly turned into violent clashes so it's definitely a case of of the general the average. Joe Is not necessarily turning out which is big as numbers that happened in the past but the that kind of hardcore what the government would call that radical element. They're still very much on the streets and it's those those people who are pushing these protests into new when I guess more dangerous areas the clashes and the standoff between police and protesters are continuing there's been some worrying signs and worrying scenes where we saw two traffic cops basically surrounded by protesters says carrying Molotov cocktails and taking their guns out in defense people might not realize that police in Hong Kong every police person in Hong Kong carries a revolver aside on and so it wouldn't take much for these these clashes between between police and protesters to really turn ugly for something for someone to to lose their life another worrying development is the clashes between regular Hong Kong's split between the protesters and and the pro government side there was one one one guide got badly beaten up by a group of protesters during over the weekend and had to be taken to hospital in a very critical condition and then these kind of scraps and fights between between the two sides continued into Areas Areas Fortress Hill and north points at Sunday night so there's the on one hand. There's the there's the ongoing caution police in protests but it's also kind of spitting being society more and we're seeing just a regular members of the public get involved in punch-ups. Just finally just quickly detect any a abatement in popular support for the protests as the economic realities of this begin to bite. There's some suggestion that Hong Kong's first recession in a decade is imminent tourist numbers down forty percent and so on. I'm not sure whether it's the the those economic figures that are getting people so to kind of new support for this but I do see from the government side that that the Chief Executive Carrie Lam when she withdrew the bill formerly Sh- I think she does does feel like I have had a big impact. She's very much visible on the streets and at events and speaking at things like she used to be before these protests kicked off because you know at the end of the the day Lotta people a lot of regular people came out because of this extradition bill that extradition bill is only one other five demands that protesters are making but when it comes to the ordinary people in the extradition bill has now been removed. I think that it has has led to a lot of people deciding that they're no longer going to unnecessary turnout in in as many as big big numbers. I don't think that the support is necessary dwindled for a for the protesters but it's very much the more the more radical uncommitted people that we see turning out on the streets day in day out. I don't see that necessarily going away. The the seventieth anniversary for the People's Republic in China is on October the first and that will have a big unifying effect on the protesters so I I feel like big will come out again but at the moment i`ts expect over over the same in the in these kind of smaller skirmishes James Jay Bilas now Hong Kong Bureau. Thank you for joining us. You're listening to the briefing coming soon monochrome. Rolex bring you the pioneers for the founder of Rolex hands off the world was like a living laboratory he began to use it as a testing ground for his watches from the nine hundred thirty s sending them to the most extreme locations supporting explorers who ventured into the unknown but the world has changed as the twentieth century unfolds exploration for pure discovery has given way to it as a means to preserve the natural world to make the planet perpetual learn more with the pioneers coming soon to monocle twenty four take time now on the briefing to have a look at the morning newspapers in here to do that in the studio Mongols Louis Harnett Amirah Louis following seamlessly timelessly own from what we were just talking about with James. The F. T. has a story on the possible economic effects of the Hong Kong protests which is suggesting that Hong Kong's economy might actually go somewhere else. Yes yes exactly in the FDA. It suggests that Singapore might benefit from the situation that's going on at the moment in which after three months of protests people uh worrying a little bit so there's crisis prevention for flooding and typhoons but now they have to worry about take us getting into the officers well so with those considerations in mind businesses are thinking of other viable places to move and Singapore's hull selling point for decades of course has been that it is orderly to the point of converging on the tedious yeah so as it points out here. Singapore is known for its political stability and controlled authoritarian political state. I mean it is depressing. There are people who regard that as a selling point yeah well. I suppose for business got to be consistency is important but yeah. I don't think wanted if that person let's move along to the Guardian in which a certain amount of fun is being made of a nother brainstorm by Boris Johnson who for reasons surpassing my understanding has become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Yeah so he suggested building yet another the bridge answer to everything yeah he wants to build another bridge in contrast to Donald trump he first walls his bridges are always completely unfeasible. well yeah most famously those of us who live in London no there was the garden bridge across the Thames which infanticide away still quite pretty in the illustrations but not a- An inch of which ever got built and on which a considerable sum of money was spent. I think it was forty three million spent before it even came to anything and then it was axed taxed but another example of bridge that you wanted to build is he wanted to build a bridge from UK two fronts as well that was last year in two thousand eighteen when he was foreign secretary but this is biggest yet. This is biggest year. He wants to build a across underwater trench. Phil fold with over of a million tons of X. Munitions from where woke to very hard to see how that could possibly go wrong but the idea is here that he wants to build a bridge between Scotland learned which possibly thanks to his endeavors going to leave the United Kingdom anyway and northern island which also possibly thanks to his endeavors is going to leave the United Kingdom Anyway yes yeah so he's looking at ways to tighten up the United Kingdom because there's a lot of problems going on between the two territories yeah. I think we can probably counsel L. Listeners that the holding the ones breath waiting for this bridge to be built would be ill-advised finally to the New York Times yeah yes it is just the culture piece on Dome Brown who's been a concession it was unsafe in the UK for a very long time but he's made his way to Broadway in New York and he's been receiving some pretty good reviews he's magician he tends to to do a roth thing kind of tricks. He likes to do more psychologically interesting things so he was famous hair for getting people stuck to to their TV's when they're watching the cinema millions of years or predicting the lottery and things it is weird as you correctly point out that he's been an absolute fixture in the British cultural firmament them for years and years and years. It's author. It's taken this long for him to conquer Broadway yes so apparently it was his producer that said he lacked any ambition so that's been. He took a lot of convincing to get over. It's brought by but yeah I mean. He seems to be doing really well. Though the times fantastic reviews around and yeah is their first taste of it and it's kind of just a a roundup of the things he's been doing for us for years Louie Gohmert. Thank you very much for joining us. You're listening to the briefing. You are listening to the briefing with me. Andrew Miller it is nice certainly only the world's most picturesque postal route the one plied by Hertie grooten.

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Another Weekend Of Protests In Hong Kong

Monocle 24: The Briefing

05:42 min | 1 year ago

Another Weekend Of Protests In Hong Kong

"In Beijing waiting for Hong Kong's pro democracy protests to dissipate had another disappointing weekend as has been the case every weekend since June in Hong Kong streets have hosted large-scale demonstrations some of them violent at least eighty nine people were arrested and at least eighteen injured a more peaceful protests by university -versities students has taken place today. Lon joined from Hong Kong by Monocle Hong Kong Bureau Chief James Chambers James on the scale of the recent demonstrations demonstration's. How much cleaning up needed to be done this morning? Yes well. Hong Kong got back to to work again this morning and it seems to be a a case of similar things on Monday mornings cleaning up the MTR's railway stations substations. We've become a big focus for for protest kind of violence and vandalism over the last few weeks it has felt felt a bit quieter today in in and around one NJAI and admiralty and Causeway Bay where lots of the the clashes were last night and little shops. You haven't opened so there is a a bit of a clearing up going on and repairing but you know I I got the the MTA to into this morning. using some of the stations is that were vandalized last night's and things are being repaired and Hong Kong's basically getting back to business as is the way of these things it is the violence that commands mom for headlines but how representative of the ongoing protests are those incidents well. The the organization that tries is to or the arrange these big marches. They tried to organize one on the weekend but the police didn't give its authority to go ahead so officially it it it. It wasn't an authorized. March people still went ahead and did it. The the numbers were nowhere near as as large as these marches have been in the past and but as usual these these peaceful get togethers quickly turned into violent clashes so it's definitely a case of of the general the average. Joe Is not necessarily turning out which is big as numbers that happened in the past but the that kind of hardcore what the government would call that radical element. They're still very much on the streets and it's those those people who are pushing these protests into new when I guess more dangerous areas the clashes and the standoff between police and protesters are continuing there's been some worrying signs and worrying scenes where we saw two traffic cops basically surrounded by protesters says carrying Molotov cocktails and taking their guns out in defense people might not realize that police in Hong Kong every police person in Hong Kong carries a revolver aside on and so it wouldn't take much for these these clashes between between police and protesters to really turn ugly for something for someone to to lose their life another worrying development is the clashes between regular Hong Kong's split between the protesters and and the pro government side there was one one one guide got badly beaten up by a group of protesters during over the weekend and had to be taken to hospital in a very critical condition and then these kind of scraps and fights between between the two sides continued into Areas Areas Fortress Hill and north points at Sunday night so there's the on one hand. There's the there's the ongoing caution police in protests but it's also kind of spitting being society more and we're seeing just a regular members of the public get involved in punch-ups. Just finally just quickly detect any a abatement in popular support for the protests as the economic realities of this begin to bite. There's some suggestion that Hong Kong's first recession in a decade is imminent tourist numbers down forty percent and so on. I'm not sure whether it's the the those economic figures that are getting people so to kind of new support for this but I do see from the government side that that the Chief Executive Carrie Lam when she withdrew the bill formerly Sh- I think she does does feel like I have had a big impact. She's very much visible on the streets and at events and speaking at things like she used to be before these protests kicked off because you know at the end of the the day Lotta people a lot of regular people came out because of this extradition bill that extradition bill is only one other five demands that protesters are making but when it comes to the ordinary people in the extradition bill has now been removed. I think that it has has led to a lot of people deciding that they're no longer going to unnecessary turnout in in as many as big big numbers. I don't think that the support is necessary dwindled for a for the protesters but it's very much the more the more radical uncommitted people that we see turning out on the streets day in day out. I don't see that necessarily going away. The the seventieth anniversary for the People's Republic in China is on October the first and that will have a big unifying effect on the protesters so I I feel like big will come out again but at the moment i`ts expect over over the same in the in these kind of smaller skirmishes James Jay Bilas

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"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Stack

Monocle 24: The Stack

12:15 min | 2 years ago

"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Stack

"This week on the stack we speak to the new editor of new york magazine david housego. It tells me all about their exciting new kover plus. We speak to our women in l._a. Lada habil on the latest problems facing the los angeles times and finally our hong kong bureau chief. James chambas explains links how the main hong kong dailies are covering the protests. Stay tuned for this week's edition of the stack from derry housing london. This is the stack thirty minutes of print industry analysis. I am finland. It was to prochet cool coming up on the show. We'll look at the problems that l. a. daily the los angeles times is is facing with its circulation numbers plus. We review the printed press in hong kong but before that i spoke to the editor of one of my favourite titles new york mark magazine since early april they.

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Hong Kong Anti-Extradition Protesters Rally Again Near Government Offices

Monocle 24: The Briefing

03:36 min | 2 years ago

Hong Kong Anti-Extradition Protesters Rally Again Near Government Offices

"In Hong Kong continuing over plans to introduce a controversial extradition, Bill that could see criminal suspects extradited to mainland China to face trial, the city states. Authorities of put their plans on hold. But there's still considerable anger about the measure, well, I'm joined on the line by Monaco's Hong Kong bureau chief James chambers, James. What's the latest there? Well, it's been a bit of a quiet week in comparison to the protests of a couple of weeks ago, but they're still ongoing, as you mentioned. They've become a bit splintered. So in the last few days have been more smaller protests outside the police station, but they've also spread to blockading the local kind of tax office. They've been standing outside the, the Justice ministry stopping the minister from accessing the office and they also went around to a lot of the g twenty consul-generals that are based in, in Hong Kong to try and raise awareness of the situation in Hong Kong to all of these countries that will be attending the summit that's going on right now in Asaka in Japan. So it's I guess they're trying to maybe internationalized the protests and they've been using some quite clever ways of raising awareness during during a lot of the big protests, there were people Ray. Raising money raise in a donation boxes. And one one person actually started a crowd funding project, too. And it raised over five million dollars, very quickly, which is about half a million pounds. And they used that to, to buy adverts in about ten inch national newspapers. Some some listeners from around the world might have seen these whole page adverts in places like the guardian Neil times, which with a massive headline that says you stand with Hong Kong think that this request that, I think, pro- Cain terminent, three the permanent to the still Schumer boom to, to raise this with China's president. She's in ping, at the g twenty do you think that, that's likely? Well, I guess a lot of our attention will be on the big meeting tomorrow between President Trump and seeking and see whether the US president actually brings it up. I guess we of us in a very, very surprised and impressed. It's the prime minister Shinzo Ave, permissive. Japan he raised it when he met with Xi Jinping yesterday. So all the reporting on that meeting is, is about the warming relations between China and Japan, you know, touristy to a poor relationship those two neighbors, and they're making a lot of progress to, to kind of patching that shop in preparing for presidency to make a statement since Japan. But despite that kind of loving prison, Abbott did actually raise the topic of Hong Kong as well as the way that China treats the weakest in, in western China. So I mean it's quite we'll impress that, that he did that. And I guess the owners will be on other world leaders who attending the G twenty to bring this up when they meet with. See, now we understand that reports have been circulating online about plans to disrupt the flag-raising ceremony, which marks Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule on July the first that protesters are planning something big for that. Yes. So every July the first since the return of Hong Kong to China, there's it's been a day, both kind of celebrating Hong Kong's return to China for, if you're going to pro Beijing, pro government side and actually on the other side for for protesting.

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Hong Kong extradition bill debate delayed after massive protests

Monocle 24: The Globalist

02:51 min | 2 years ago

Hong Kong extradition bill debate delayed after massive protests

"Hearing in a headlines about the protests. In Hong Kong, we're going to cross now to our Hong Kong bureau, where Monaco's Carina Tsui is standing by Karina. We know that protesters have been gathering around Hong Kong's parliament to attempt to prevent it from debating a contentious, new law, which would allow extradition to the mainland. What's the situation? The latest situation there yesterday. So demonstrators have actually managed to block off the key reds leading. So there's actually been a delay in the debate of whether or what will essentially happen next with this extradition, Bill. And so how many people do you get the impression there on the streets? I don't have an exact number at the moment, but I would say around hundreds and thousands of people and I was actually there right before lunch time. But I saw later on that more and more people were, you know, leaving work to actually participate in these protests as well. So and it's expected to grow tonight as well. And in the in the next coming upcoming days as well. So what's the mood? Do you sense violence the tool? No, not at all. Actually, it's truly amazing how motivated not to mention organiz these young people are I would say that protesters are on average all around the age of twenty three yet, but the protests are not violent at all. And you can tell that people are really hopeful and eager to help each other out. I actually saw young man have an asthma attack earlier today. And people around him start chanting inhaler inhaler. And just moments later he was given an, an inhaler and same goes for those who needed helmets, and water, and food, and so on, so people are, are generally very hopeful and, and overall, it's been very peaceful demonstration so far. I'm all these the, the natural inheritance of the umbrella movement. Is this a continuation, do you think? So unlike the occupy movement in two thousand and fourteen this is not a democracy issue that people are concerned with, but rather an issue that will affect all people in Hong Kong. So the people have called for one request in one request only which is to withdraw the Bill. However overall, I think most people on the streets are the same people who have showed up to the occupy movement, of course, without the, the lawyers who have sort of been by up now. But overall, I think these are the same people were showing up today, ultimately Beijing probably does have the numbers, though, within the legislative council to push this through. Don't they? Yes. Definitely. It's it's city versus government situation. That's happening right now. Korean thank you very much

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Hong Kong protests against Chinese extradition bill drew 1 million demonstrators

Monocle 24: The Globalist

02:45 min | 2 years ago

Hong Kong protests against Chinese extradition bill drew 1 million demonstrators

"Around a million demonstrators took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against a proposed law, which they fear. It's China the power to target opponents of its government the controversial extradition. Bill would allow Hong Kong to send suspected criminals for trial in China. Critics say the Bill has no written guarantees that the trials will be fair, and they believe that China which rules Hong Kong onto the one country. Two systems principle will use the Bill to undermine the territory's semi autonomous status. For more on this story. I'm joined by Isabel Hilton who's editor of China dialogue, and our Hong Kong bureau chief, James chambers. He was at the protest James. I'd like to start with you first because they're all different reports on the size of this protests. So what did you see when you were there and would you say that around a million people, perhaps more or less will take into the streets that time? Happens every time as big protest in Hong Kong, the police come out with their figure, and the organizers of the protests, come out with their own figure, and as always a huge difference between those two so is interesting this time to see what number the police would would come up with, and then perhaps multiplied that to see what the real figure is the police saying about two hundred and fifty to three hundred thousand and us we're in the protests. We've got that figure while we're still marching and so you, you, you could tell if saying it's around three hundred thousand they actual number is going to be huge. And it really did feel like an extra extra special extra huge March because I, I was in it for for four and a half hours. Crawling through the center of Hong Kong. So I wouldn't be surprised if it's at least over seven hundred fifty thousand and there's a chance, it could be indeed a million. But how unprecedented is a protest of the scale in Hong Kong protests, like that, of that size this decade, you know? It'd be even bigger than the famous umbrella movement, or the central moving two thousand fourteen you'd probably have to go back to two thousand three was the beginning of the century when there was a another huge March against a similar of proposed legislation, which got hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets and ultimately saw the, the government back down from the perspective of the governing. Authorities they're probably concerned about the facts that all society are United in their opposition to this Bill, even conservative professions like the legal profession. For example, again lawyers judges coming out. Yes, you go to the government should get worried when they see the lawyers marching because every they don't come out all the time when they do come out profession. It usually means the government should stand up and actually take

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China's 'Silicon Valley' dream: Stitching together a new tech region

Monocle 24: The Globalist

03:50 min | 2 years ago

China's 'Silicon Valley' dream: Stitching together a new tech region

"The rest of the world worries about whether to trust the likes of power with data. China is planning on regardless. It's pushing ahead with plans to build an area to rival California's Silicon valley, it's being described as a tech megalopolis. So why are people concerned about it ever happening to explain more and joined by James chambers is Monaco's Hong Kong bureau chief welcome to the program. James explain the plans, and what is a mega megapolis. Well, earlier this week the central government in Beijing published its blueprint for this so called greater bay area, which is the official name for this maker office. And it's comparing it to Silicon Valley in California because that's what it essentially wants to emulate. But to kinda give listeners an idea of what they were talking about. This is very much an area that already exists. It's not a greenfield site. The plan is to link together eleven existing cities in southern China in the in the pill river delta and some of these cities people will be very familiar with like, Hong Kong Macau and Shenzhen where the Hawaii based people also Joe, but a lot of the other smaller cities like John Shan Jihai Dongguan, which people might never heard about. So the idea is that. There's these eleven cities, and and the Chinese government wants to can essentially connect them closer together with infrastructure and roads and rail and bridges, but also in terms of coordinating policy stuff, so bring all these eleven together and create something, you know, bigger and more competitive. There's a loss in that the IT of bringing in business, but also bringing in policy using infrastructure. How surprising is that? Given the way that China is moving at the moment. While when when China wants to to build things it can do that very quickly. We've got a huge bridge. That's just opened up. Links Hong Kong Macau for the longest Seib in the world. And that was built in record time. And then Hong Kong just had we've had a high speed rail link that connects on concert, China's huge high speed network. So all these kind of roads in infrastructure is is very much, you know, part of China's development the policy side is is something that has people a little bit more worried in places like Hong Kong, you know, Hong Kong is what's called a special administrative region. So it does have it is is loud to govern itself in every area of kind of foreign affairs and the whole idea behind the greater bay area's essentially dissolve the borders between these cities, so. So, you know, the idea is you should be able to move around this greater bay area very easily and conduct business in different cities perhaps live in in somewhere like high or Shenzhen and commute to Hong Kong. But those you know what? While that's potentially exciting for for businesses who can access all of this talent and innovation for people who live in Hong Kong. There bit worried that this is just another example of how the the border with mainland. China will be a rooted a Hong Kong skyline in the last five years. It's changed the names on the top of all the big buildings used to be all in English. But at least fifty percent of them now are in Chinese if you are a business leader in home, congress did if you'd like you said a citizen how worried should you be that sooner or later? Those fifty percent remaining English-language businesses

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"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

04:15 min | 2 years ago

"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"The time. In Hong Kong is fourteen fifty four it's seven fifty four here in London. If you've just joined us, you're listening to the globalist before Beijing took back control of Hong Kong phrase kept doing the rounds. It was quite pleased mainly by members of the press who will worry at the tough to a certain amount of time. They would be the so-called death of Hong Kong a point when the mainland's influence with ultimately, prevail. Well, they've been recent signs of this from the persecution of bookshop owners to the trial and imprisonment of campaign is the freedom of speech. But now the latest is the expulsion of the financial times. Asian news. A victim mallet. Let's tell us more. I'm joined on the line by cut Lynn Monaco's, associate Hong Kong bureau chief, welcome cut. Explain the events that have led up to Mr. mallets expulsion. Yeah. Mister, victim alad. What's a ISA financial times journalist based in Hong Kong for more than seventy s and he was deputy chief in South Asia based in New Delhi for four years. So by the time he got injured a visas saga. He was serving as the first president off Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong on August. The FCC soon after moderating to semina- where the founder of Hong Kong independence, Ponti Andy Chen was invited to mega speech and a Q and A session for the luncheon at the club, Mr. Mallett, working visa didn't get every new from the government afterwards. And therefore he had to leave the city. So this is a cancelled event at the Foreign Correspondents Club, which many would suggest would. Yes, it's it's an indication of Beijing slightly taking too much of a heavy hand on who can speak freely, but to lead to the to the expulsion of of a main journalistic figure, what are people saying of the reasons? So in the incidents happen soon after dependable which of causes topic Hongling independence that Beijing resents to most and the Hong Kong government had to strike the same court with with the Beijing, which is the big boss of Hong Kong. And it's hard for anyone to believe that the visa denial was not related to what Mr. Mallett did which from Beijing point of view was absolutely. And the -ceptable when he was warned not to host a panel as they see as maneuver to further propagate idea of Hong Kong independence and soon after the panel carry Lambda chief executive Hong Kong make clear that the topic of this discussion and a panel had crossed that line, which is an analogy to authorities tolerance. But the good question for the media circle. And why to a public in Hong Kong, especially for the international news organization where is there? What line route would Beijing or the Hong Kong government pushed? Line further next today. The right line is about the Hong Kong independence. But what we would be the topic that my cross line tomorrow or two years later. So what John Lewis saying about what might happen to them in their ability to do their jobs as a result of this? It came to be shocking. I in the circle, and I will say it's free unprecedented in the city and the financial times also said they had never experienced a visa denial from the Hong Kong government since they set foot in Hong Kong. So and and the bright side about Hong Kong as I can still talk about this subject matter right now live at a moment on a radio program, but as big as negative impact to to the Hong Kong public and the media circle is I think is to people in the media industry. Start to do self censorship themselves and the red line is getting a bit more ambiguous. And the intimidation is a common tactic by authoritarian government. So when Jonas based out of here, we know what we need to say, or we know Senator topic with definitely touched a nut. So Beijing such as independence, but the kind of policy with oh guidance can change overnight with fos changing politics in Beijing. So when and how will the media community be unbridled? From the rat line. And this is not we are facing the most. Thank you very much. Indeed for joining us on the line from Hong Kong there, and that's all we have time for today's program. Many. Thanks for Jesus Reese James in color, rebelo, researches, Helena, jury, Tim, Barbara my Monet and studio manager Kenya. Scarlet off the headlines music on the way on the continental shift globalist returns at the same time..

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Twitter, Asia and Bloomberg discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak

Bloomberg Daybreak

01:03 min | 3 years ago

Twitter, Asia and Bloomberg discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak

"The bloomberg business app and tick tock on twitter this is a bloomberg business flash and i'm karen moskow global stocks are gaining is an upbeat usa conomic outlook outweighs trade concerns in asia today the regional benchmark equity index is gaining or gained more than one percent be get details from bloomberg's sophie kamarudin in our hong kong bureau karen asian markets focused on the positives with japan leading games after the us jobs report lifted optimism or economic growth and kept benchmark treasury yields about two point nine percent and despite rising trade tensions between the us and china over the weekend shares on the mainland and hong kong shrugged off concerns at half a percent while the hang seng clocked the longest run of gains since mid may but ten cents driving gains in sydney asx two hundred closed above six thousand while the aussie dollar found support from the retail sales beat for april and as we countdown to the possible trump keeps summit in singapore the kospi cats a third day of gains in hong kong have become a bloomberg daybreak.

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"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

01:31 min | 3 years ago

"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"Following today you are listening to the briefing on monocle twenty four beats twenty fourteen in tokyo fourteen fourteen in helsinki on twelve forty in here in london now i want to go twenty four we discuss international summits of fair bit apec breaks easy sark the list goes on and you'd be forgiven for finding the abundance of these global meeting acronyms overwhelming so our hong kong bureau chief james jay bruce explains it's time for a clear out spring has definitely sprung so here at the foreign desk we thought it was time for little bit of tidying up target the huge pile of special summits regional blocks multilateral meetings cluttering up the international calendar the modern day president or prime minister the path from the devils trade talks in january the cop climate change gathering in december must look like a minefield of signi ever expanding acronyms nato apec the bricks piff obsessed sock the list goes on and on fortunately no one person has to attend the mall and not every meeting happens every year there's still plenty of overlap as little wonder these national leaders can struggle to get things done on the domestic front and draw the ear that primary constituents.

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"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"Now any country which has just elected to remove a coalition that's been in government since nineteen fifty seven has some work to do especially with an ousted prime minister accused of being involved in a bribery scandal and his replacement sprightly ninety two year old so what does the government of my head him hamid have to do but i'm delighted to say that james chow joins me he's a tv news broadcaster and political analyst and he's on the line from hong kong bureau very warm welcome by the monocle twenty four james and many people are saying this is a second act for my her tim hamid how's he going to have to act differently from the first time around you talk about second act from malaysia but i think it's also a reset button for the entire country they've been given another chance to live off to ten or fifteen years of an environment that was built into one where people fit mistrust is and we're completely in the dark about their own governments what mahad has charts right now to do is to rectify all that to unpack all the problems that have been built up over that period of time and also looking back at his own legacy where a lot of people have accused him of muslim the media and also gushing out the law courts he has an opportunity now to show that he himself is going to do something different that being in the opposition for all these years has taught him to become more inclusive and consultative and to do things in a very different way from before so i think the first thing he has to do is consolidate the opposition coalition that's become the new government and there is already signs of infighting.

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"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

01:53 min | 4 years ago

"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"It is it is a wide of bari too wide a concern that's that hong kong is losing all of its competitive edge because the standard of english in the in this part of the world is actually dropping so if if that has that impact of adding to that to decrease in english language skills and that is a sad thing for hong kong but in terms of an you know something that says more about the encroachment of mainland china i'm a bit more sceptical a hong kong bureau chief james chambers that you're listening to the briefing after this the next saga in boeing versus abbas to the world of aviation now where us aircraft manufacturer boeing has won a longrunning dispute with its european archrival airbus for years the two aviation giants have been locked in a set of disputes at the world trade organization while joining me now to tell us all about this story is murder morrison editor of flight international national motto welcome to the show festival what was at the centre of this dispute wolves is a very low running the speed notes don't between airbus and boeing bit between the two governments sponsors he likes between the us government and the eu and it's all been over the alleged subsidies bulled these manufacturers get from there from there from their governments this is a dispute has been running in various forms reefer over ten years it started with uh with with the the americans claiming that the latest airbus aircraft were given unfair trade distorting subsidies by by europe.

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"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:21 min | 4 years ago

"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Rolling onto potential blockbuster the thirty seven thousand dollar a year x medicine to pick said as well as the new rheumatoid arthritis treat but cooled cavs zara in effort to make way for waiting sales of lamb says the aging in cylin that is giving away too cheap copycats heidi cut ouch showed rival could see the goods companies that the first six months of the year as emerging economies in asia and africa drove growth revenue increased five point seven percent in the first half as the dutch brewer took the crowd is the industry's best performer from abyan bed heidi could be a volume grew fastest in the asia pacific region as the for its tie good runs surged in vietnam one of the company's largest markets alongside mexico nigeria adjusted appraising profit beat estimates ma boston bloomberg daybreak loved it thanks mark unit asia today mining an energy stocks led a rally as irela resurged copper remained a twoyear highs at west texas interview dude crude flirted with fifty dollars a barrel bloomberg's juliette sally has details former hong kong bureau we'll karonen john daughter out of china also added to investor sentiment the nation's official factory gauge did tell back a notch in july with the manufacturing pmi slowing till rating of fifty one point four importantly however the the index remains expansionary territory and the headline figure for the steel industry pmi was at its highest rating since april 2016 aside from the rally in rome materials produces across the region it was a weaker finish in tokyo the topics down point to one percent as the femip again off that positive earnings from the likes of attack cheap and tdk juliette sally bloomberg daybreak hong kong thanks really a chinese authorities have asked on banking insurance group to sell its overseas assets his according to people familiar with the matter who say the government also asked on bang to bring proceeds from nosales back to china on bangs is among chinese insurers that went on recent buying sprees and putting the acquisition of at new york's waldorf astoria hotel here in the us tesla's model three has arrived and ceo yulon busca ville the longawaited electric sedan friday night at is now tasked with living up to the lofty targets that he's set for the car we were going to be in production hell welcome.

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"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

01:56 min | 4 years ago

"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Eight fifty the pound trading at a dollar twentysix twenty the euro at a dollar eleven fortyseven and the yen at one eleven thirteen chinese stocks have one inclusion the in the m s a c is benchmark index's that follows three years of rejection and bloomberg daybreak asia anchor brian kurdish reports former hong kong bureau the announcement was a landmine eric step for china's integration with the global financial system domestic shares will comprise zero point seven percent of mse is global emerging markets gauge inclusion begins in two steps the first in may of two thousand eighteen and a second in august later in the year henry fernandes chairman of msci says the next step is including china he's midcap shares were were like to expand the universe of shares that are available to international investors at the moment though investors are weighing the symbolic importance of inclusion against the limited impact on shortterm inflows brian curtis bloomberg daybreak hong kong crime thank you initial market reaction to that decision was mooted but the shanghai composite as we mention climbed to close to up half a percent let's get more now from bloomberg's emma o'brien in our beijing bureau doubt the good time at the mainland market it is the world's secondbiggest equity market at given terry inequity value that it is very dumb united by retail investors about eighty content by some count slowly opening it up to the world of professional global investing has to be a good thing it could main more scrutiny connected company and could bring a level of sophistication i guess market that is often quite volatile bloomberg's excuse me bloomberg's emma o'brien in our beijing bureau in addition to the inclusion of to msci put off a decision on whether to reclassify argentina as an emerging market and put saudi arabia on its watch for a potential classification as an emerging market.

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"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

02:15 min | 4 years ago

"hong kong bureau" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Since forty two a seven year low in july often d bag day break london they shamar trading for this a monday wrapped up in asia bloomberg sali reports from our hong kong bureau building tonight asia picked up the bat and then van with that monday the global equities rallies backing a risk on buying spray across the region the am _a_c i asia pacific index rise to july twenty fifth dane highs week materials plays leading the games as bite on or and acompa futures so it's too a strategy is the resource had a market ganged seven ten someone percent inside name in japan awake again olsen help sentiment pasting explore has as down a showed the nation's economy expanded for a fourth straight quarter in december fueled by exports stocks a positive outcome at the weekend talks between president trump and prime minister of a also based it's intimate and then hong kong china stocks listed in the city rise full a sixth session the longest winning streak in two months as optimism about in flies get a base to financial companies stokes in shanghai also closed strong that the benchmark index added six tense of one to san by the close julie at sali limited day break hong kong thank you to the jets amazon is reportedly considering entering the pay tv arena thing or post says he commerce shined is an early discussions about a new paid tv channel that would carry high end dramas and original movies the plants being driven but and the suns recent success at the golden closer and a large number of oscar nominations for its movies s and p futures up just a single point right now this is bloomberg a break it's no six oh seven well st mornings about a possible damn collapse in massive actually shouldn't flow spring in bloomberg michael bourn outta latest good morning michael good morning about more than a hundred eighty thousand people are being asked to a back you eight over concerns that northern california oregon old damn emergencies goal way could feign all officials say or avila late global's are decreasing as they have the lead water flow the mets heavily damaged main spill way shariff corey holding i would ask for the public's cooperation and patience this is certainly not something that i wanted to do.

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