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"hong kong mansion" Discussed on PRI's The World
"In Beirut, he says some of the injured patients already in the hospital, some patients were ejected from their beds. We've had glass fallen parts of labs have been destroyed. The hospital became a main Trauma Center I. Mean we operated on on children as young as three to four years old knowing that most likely they won't make it but. In these situations, you can decide the hardest thing you have to do your job in all four be ruled hospitals were so badly damaged they had to be taken out of operation. And Four staff died says Dr Feroz abroad who runs Lebanon's largest public hospital his some medical staff had to treat the wounded in the streets and parking lots I asked him if it ever seen anything like this. During the civil war and seeing casualties in. God bombs and blasts of different magnitudes. But what does different this time is the magnitude have yet says, hospitals are already under pressure from the coronavirus. Lebanon is going through an economic crisis to the country imports. Nearly all of its medical supplies says a now deport is destroyed his worried how hospitals manage. The disaster may also triggered a surge in coronavirus cases because it's hard to follow social distancing during an emergency, the hospitals, all the hospitals are working at almost. Full capacity and it would be very hard to see where we can get a different capacity should that is an increase in the number of cases still despite the challenges doctors, nurses state far from giving up tariff. The Beirut Medical Center has hardly stopped working the other day. He helped deliver twelve BB's they gives me hope these newborns I saw have depends I saw I saw a new hope and you hope he says that Lebanon could use more. For the world I'm Shane. Jeff why. Police in Hong, Kong today made their biggest arrest under China's harsh new security law that targets dissent. In Hong Kong media, Mogul Jimmy Lai. He's been a vocal critic of China's Communist. Party. This morning, the seventy one year old was taken from his Hong Kong mansion in handcuffs and later led through his newspaper's newsroom. Also. With reporters live streaming his ordeal Jimmy Lai is charged with collusion with foreign forces. The world's Patrick win joins me now. So what did this media tycoon to upset Beijing so much patrick? Yet Marco I mean this guy doesn't just merely dislike the Chinese Communist Party. He opposed them just he's this very rich tycoon who does not ever seem to be afraid of going to prison or even having his media empire taken away and now it looks like that is happening. He does come out and say things like this, which is from an interview this year with Fox News. Either the value of the West where America we are fighting the same war, your new. We are fighting poverty because we share the same values with you. So. When you say you're fighting a Cold War and want American support that is a huge red line for China's Communist Party and Jimmy Lai says stuff like this all the time. So. If Jimmy Lai's been criticizing China's government in Beijing for years why arrest them now you know as we all can see the US and China are in what may be the beginnings of some sort of cold war over trade technology who controls territory in Asia. So many things and Hong Kong has really been this flashpoint. You see US politicians like Nancy Pelosi and Ted Cruz, cheering on these protesters while in response to that over the weekend, the US put out sanctions. Against Hong, Kong's top leader who is Carrie Lam, and that has provoked them to go after Jimmy Lai or at least that's what it looks like. He's been this golden boy for certain politicians and then suddenly he gets swept away in retaliation. So police also arrested Agnes Joe someone who conforms more with the activists we've seen in the streets for the past year in Hong Kong remind us who Agnes Joe is Patrick and what you represents the central government in Beijing. Everybody in Hong, Kong knows Agnes Chow is she was a teenage protestor in two thousand fourteen for what was called the umbrella revolution, and since then she's now in her early twenties, she has become sort of this is a very young protest movement, Marco. So a twenty three year old can elder statesman in this in this movement and in a sense that's. What she has been I just think it really sends a strong signal that no one is untouchable. So if you have agnes chow being taken down Jimmy Lai being taken down the Chinese Communist Party knows it's going to create a huge fuss. They know that the American media is going to make a big deal out of this and they know that it. Can heightened tensions in this. You know call it what you want cold. War. We also saw today that China has sanctioned Americans including lawmakers, Marco, Rubio, and Ted Cruz what's the thinking behind that the sanctions have gone after senators that are very active in cheering on the Hong Kong protesters but they've also gone after the head of Human Rights Watch anyone that the. Chinese Communist Party views as an American agitator towards the Hong Kong protests, and so what you're seeing is more tit for tat sanctioning. So the US sanctions Hong Kong's political leader, they sanction Ted Cruz and some other senators and it keeps escalating and escalating with no end in sight. The World, Southeast Asia correspondent Patrick win. Thanks for being with US thanks Marco. You're listening to the world. I'm Marco Werman the world. Friday. On the show we told you about the national election in Belarus that vote happened yesterday last night in Minsk the capital of Belarus violent protests got. Flashbang grenades tear gas water cannons, Swat teams, beating, and arresting protesters. This after five term incumbent President Alexander Lukashenka won in a landslide according to official polls there. The results are highly disputed. The opposition believes their candidate one spent Lana took an oath sky. So Bellarusse is into its second day of mass protests and clashes in the streets reported Charles remains has been closely following. What's going on joins us from Moscow bring us up to speed Charles. What happened yesterday? The election results in Belarus came in. Right. So this election was supposed to be the most challenging of Lukashenko's twenty six year career or appeared to be that way until the results started coming in eighty percent of the vote, a landslide with just ten percent going to taken off sky, which is mentioned was the main competitor here her voters found these results absolutely laughable. But in a way they were predictable to Lukashenko controls the electoral apparatus in Belarus, and we also saw big demonstrations against Lukashenko last night in Minsk and other cities protesters facing off against these heavily armed security forces. There were three thousand arrests, dozens of injuries, reports of one death. So all in all just ten night in Belarus. So, protesters saying the election was rigged That's the view from the campus. Fed Lana Tikhonov sky. What are they pointing to his evidence? We'll a lot of things I. There was over forty percent early voting that suspiciously high number that suggest state employees were forced to vote for Lukashenka advance. With the final day we had evidence of ballot stuffing, and if that wasn't enough economic as coalition used a code, they were folding ballots in a certain way horizontally that made it easier to identify. Them. Once they were thrown in the Bin and a lot of the been certainly looked like they were heavily in her favor. Now finally, you can point to polls closed on would-be voters and a lot of cities across the world including Moscow. These were many voters who stood in long long lines..
"hong kong mansion" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Stepping down. Prime Minister Hassan Job made the announcement today, six days after an explosion at Beirut's port killed at least 160 injured thousands. You have said. We take a step back to stand with the people to undergo this battle of change with them. Theoneste Mint comes after days of protests the streets of Beirut demonstrators outrage with endemic corruption and government incompetence. Sammy Atala is the director of the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies in Beirut. I asked him what the prime minister's announcement means now for Lebanon when it means that we're going into the unknown. The fact that we have no government right now we're going to see how quickly have parties cooked up an alternative. The fact that the prime minister who was acting under the pressure off the street, called for early election made key political party is very uneasy about this decision. Having said that the prime minister and this government is responsible for what happened last week, but so is the political establishment and all the political parties that are now trying to hold them accountable. Versus holding themselves accountable for the mess that we are end. The corruption is actually so systemic that even those who are trying to hold him accountable or as corrupt, it's not even more so. Sammy, you're pointing to a perennial dilemma. It seems 11 on the last toppling of a government did not lead to a change map out then what needs to be different this time around? We need to have a break from this political system that ends up Ah, pointing the same people who will actually collude together at the expense off citizens Welfare and this explosion has actually precise control. Now it just got much worse for all of us. Whereby before they were not only not give us the right and proper services infrastructure Now they're literally killed us because ofthe incompetence, mismanagement and corruption. So now we're at the key junctures, either we're going to continue this game and they stay in power. Or we have a break and have a new government in new people who would actually at least have some serious legislative power. Supan. That the seeds for a better tomorrow will that satisfy the protesters. And how will protest is actually trust that the break Israel given so many years of mistrust? Well, if they actually decide to appoint some key, prominent personalities and a team that will actually lead us out of the mess, and they stay so out of it. And I think the people will accept out because then they'll see a ray off. Hope that seems, can come and we can be billed the state and the dilemma is well, These people actually accept this because this was the fact Oh, undermined their power, so this political parties have do the calculation. On. That would be very much determined by the strength ofthe the people and the civil society and the protesters to keep the pressure on these people so they can actually allow other groups to rule and get us asking a mess because you don't even have an idea how to get us all of the care about is how the protect that on political and economic interests Sammy Atala is director of the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies. He's in Beirut. Sammy. Thank you very much for being with us. Sure, with pleasure. The injuries from the Beirut explosion last week were devastating One doctor tweeted. It was like the doors to hell had opened the world. Sharon Jafari spoke with staff at several Beirut hospitals to hear their accounts. Pamela's. A known is in this at seen George's Hospital in Beirut. It was the closest hospital to the epicenter of the blast. The explosion was so strong, she says, it knocked her off her feet. She passed out on the floor, so I woke up. I didn't know where Iwas she'd been Harold outside off the new nail unit, where she works. I tried to go back through the door I went through, but the door was close shut behind those closed doors were five babies, all of them in incubators for health issues. Two were saved by a nurse and a father is a noon picked up the remaining three. So we started running down the stairs. There was no electricity, blood every way people screaming. We did not know even where their exit wass in the frenzy noon got separated from the others. Her heart was racing because she knew she had to get the babies to another hospital quickly. They had to be incubated to survive. So I find myself carrying these three babies. So I decided to go in the opposite direction and walk on the road. The ladies another peripheral hospital just close by our hospital. They knew walked for about 40 minutes. Babies in arm. I reach there. They did not. They did not let me in because their situation was even worse than ours. Injured. Staff damaged building no incubators. So I walked again. I am doctor that works at our hospital Saw me walking on the street. He hold me by the shoulders. It'll me we need to focus on down. We need to focus Mito get these Davis to safety. No cars could get by because of the debris Surprisingly easy, Noone says Through all the commotion, the babies won't even crying. So I always check their color. Are they blue? Or they think that they were not crying? They were just sleeping, you know? Eventually they made it to a hospital that was still functioning. But there was only one incubator. So I 53 babies and one incubator just to keep the Mormon safe shortly after, she says the new points were reunited with their parents. What's a known did is just one example ofthe medical staff but propagates that night, doctors and nurses in the city treated casualties on a scale never seen before all that while they themselves were still in shock. Thiss was the scene at the emergency room at the American University off Beirut Medical Center. People are running around one doctor rushes to the entrance as his pulling on his protective It's horrible, basically, side tariff, shared this with you with me, his an anesthesiologist resident at the hospital. He says he just left for the day but rushed back when officials announced something called Code D stands for disaster on DH basically says every physician was Around the hospital should report to duty was assigned to the operating room, he says. Everyone was working at full speed. There was a shortage off everything, including blood products, so patients were literally just bleeding to death Explosion sent shorts off glass and debris flying in the air. So doctors treated lots of lacerations and lots of bleeding. Fred is a neurosurgery resident at another hospital in Beirut, he says some off the injured patients already in the hospital. Some patients were ejected from their beds. We've had us a full and parts of labs have been destroyed, they says. The hospital became a main trauma center. I mean, we operated on on Children as young as 3 to 4 years old, knowing that most like they want to make it, but In these situations. You can decide the hardest anything. You have to do your job in all four B route. Hospitals were so badly damaged. They had to be taken out ofthe operation and four staff died, says Dr Feras Bjarne, who runs Lebanon's largest public hospital. Says some medical staff had to treat the wounded in the streets and parking lots. I asked him if he'd ever seen anything like this during the civil War and seen casualties, and we've seen car bombs and blasts off different magnitudes. But what is different this time is the magnitude says hospitals were already on the pressure from the Corona virus. Lebanon is going through an economic crisis to the country's imports, nearly all of its medical supplies, he says, And now the port is destroyed his worried how hospitals will manage A disaster. My also triggered a surge in Corona virus cases because it's hard to follow Social distance. Six during an emergency, the hospitals all the hospitals are we working that almost full capacity and it would be very hard to see. Where we can get additional capacity should there's an increase in the number ofthe overthe cases. Still, despite the challenges, doctors and nurses say, therefore, from giving up Side tariff of the Beirut Medical Center has hardly stopped working. The other day. He helped deliver it. 12 babies They give me hope. These newborns, I so have depends. I saw I saw like a new hope and new hope. He says that Lebanon could use more off. For the world Change of police in Hong Kong today made their biggest arrest under China's harsh new security law that targets dissent in Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lie He's been a vocal critic of China's Communist Party. This morning. The 71 year old was taken from his Hong Kong mansion in handcuffs and later led through his newspapers Newsroom.