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"Pro democracy newspaper, is shutting down that paper. Apple Daily managed to survive the arrest of its founder, its editor in chief and several top executives. But then, last week, the government froze its bank accounts and that crippled the paper's operations. Here's NPR's Emily Fang. At first, the staff of Apple Daily were defiant. Yes, Jimmy Lai, their billionaire founder, and several of their executives were arrested under a draconian national security law. And, yes, everyone agreed the papers strong pro democracy stands would get it shut down eventually by Beijing. But readers had rallied to their support, donating money and buying advertisements. An Apple Daily staff vowed to stay on to the end. Here's Mark Simon, one of lies advisers. I had a young editor Who knows me for? You know me so that the last eight years and she said to me They will have to physically remove me from my desk. For me to leave Ryan Law. The editor in chief, told French outlet FP shortly before he was arrested himself that he had ordered his reporters to carry on filing stories no matter what happened to him. Despite political factors and rumors as editor in chief, I cannot take them into account when running the paper's operations. If you ask me, we can only carry on as usual. The end came sooner than expected. However, the government then froze the papers bank accounts that meant although the paper had enough money to cover 18 months of operations, it was now out of rich. And so on Saturday, Apple Daily will run its last edition, heralding the end of Hongkong's What's freewheeling and muckraking reporting environment.
Hong Kong Tycoon Sentenced to More Jail Time Over 2019 Protest
"The Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been given an additional six month jail term for his role in an unauthorized assembly in October 2019 during the city's pro democracy rallies. He had pleaded guilty to organizing the event, along with nine other activists. Martin Yip is in Hong Kong. The protest took place as Spain. Jing was celebrating the People's Republic 70th birthday and ended up with street battles between police and protesters in Hong Kong. Jimmy Lai is already serving a 14 month sentence for taking part in two similar protests in August 2019. He's also facing to further charges under Beijing's national security law on charges of colluding with foreign forces. While that has yet to reach trial, Hongkong's most famous media tycoon could face life imprisonment if found guilty.
US House Passes Resolution Condemning China's 'Human Rights Abuses' in Hong Kong
"Passed a resolution Monday to formally condemn the Chinese government and the Hong Kong regional government for actions that violate the rights and freedoms of the region's citizens. Lawmakers adopted the resolution by a 4 18 to 1 vote that calls on the Chinese government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to release pro democracy activists and politicians arrested under the National security law and acted last year that reduces the city's autonomy and imposes harsh punishments for protesters. Kentucky Republican Thomas Massey was alone law making a vote against the resolution. Former President Trump signed legislation into law last year and impose sanctions on individuals responsible for violating human rights in Hong Kong, as well as entities that materially contribute to the Chinese government's efforts to undermine Hongkong's autonomy. Bernie Bennett in Washington,
Lai of the Land: Hong Kong's Democrats Quashed
"In hong kong nine high profile democracy activists were sentenced on friday for their roles in the protests that royal the territory two years ago. The list is a who's who of hong kong's most prominent outspoken and story campaigners who entered the courthouse as defiant as ever loss to face the some say as the defendants exited and were driven away. Chance broke out in a sparse crowd. A bold expression of what remains of hong kong's protest spirit hongkong is supposed to have a unique arrangement with the rest of china one country two systems. It's politics and policing were notionally independent from the mainland but with last week's sentencing the unilateral imposition of a draconian new national security law and changes to hong kong's electoral system. It increasingly seems. There's just one system one is on the mainland leaves little space for dissent nine people who were charged on friday received prison sentences ranging from eight to eighteen months four of them received suspended sentences because of their age and their contributions to hong kong. Cise she shulin. Wong is a china correspondent for the economist and is based in hong kong the sentences of the most severe punishments today four pro-democracy activists and politicians in connection to the big protests. We saw hong kong in two thousand and nineteen. What's important to note here. Is that this particular isn't connected to the national security law which was introduced after the protests occurred
"hongkong" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The national security three. law that's targeted the It city's was freedoms. the peak of protests Today's convictions initially designed against the to new discredit extradition lifetimes law, it expanded of peaceful to activism. fundamental demands These of democracy. three in particular, you know these air really But like the they first were shut generation down by a wave of arrests of democracy in the national proponents security law who that's targeted were acting the city's freedoms professionally in today's acting convictions constructively, designed to discredit and lifetimes many would say of some peaceful of the young people activism. say these were the moderates. These three in particular, Suren Home is the executive you know these director air really of the like New York the first based generation human Rights in China. of She democracy says the three proponents represent who pillars were of acting the democracy movement professionally and the city. 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China sharply reduces elected seats in Hong Kong legislature
"China tightened its grip on Hongkong's elections today, Lawmakers in Beijing voted to enlarge the territories legislature but cut the share of its directly elected seats. Many in Hong Kong accused China of breaking a pledge to respect their
US sanctions 24 China and Hong Kong officials ahead of talks
"After China passed new rules giving it more control over Hongkong's elections. The 14 individuals being sanctioned include Chinese senior legislative officials. These officials helped pass or implement new rules approved in Beijing this month that give Beijing much more control over who can run and Hongkong's elections. That brings the number of Chinese and Hong Kong officials. The U. S a sanction to 24. The sanctions are designed to punish those who undermine Hongkong's limited autonomy from mainland China. Those measures were taken after China passed in national security law that has led to dozens of arrests in Hong Kong and made political dissent. They're effectively impossible Emily Fang. NPR NEWS Beijing court in Japan has ruled that the Japanese government's ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional.
China passes Hong Kong election law despite US warning
"Beijing has passed a law giving it effective control over Hongkong's election system. NPR's Emily Fang reports. The new law comes on the last day of big political meetings in China. Dubbed as quote perfecting Hongkong's electoral system. The new law in practice does something very different. It allows Beijing to expand an election committee with its own appointees that can pick the region's top leader and a chunk of its legislators. Guaranteeing pro Beijing factions control and both institutions.
China changes Hong Kong's election system
"China's National People's Congress has approved measures that will strip Hongkong's parliament of any effective opposition. The new rules will allow a pro Beijing panel to vet all candidates for the Hong Kong legislature and reduce the number of members directly elected by the public. Johnson Worth reports. Changes to Hong Kong is political system will mean a bigger role for an election committee stacked in favor of Beijing, giving it the power to disqualify any candidate deemed insufficiently patriotic. And to appoint others directly. China says this is about restoring stability following years of protests. Critics argue it's the final nail in the coffin for Hong Kong special freedoms, bringing a once freewheeling, sometimes unruly city into line with the rest of China.
China legislature to deliberate Hong Kong electoral changes
"Moves to curb the Hong Kong oppositions role in local elections, and Cates has news from the Bloomberg News Room and that is, lawmakers will be looking at a draft decision on overhauling Hong Kong's electoral system. National People's Congress will review a resolution on what a statement says it's for improving Hongkong's electoral system in the coming days, and the Hong Kong legislature will be expanded from 70 to 90 seats.
Dozens of pro-democracy activists detained as police crack down in Hong Kong
"47 pro democracy activists using the city's national security law imposed by China to charge them with conspiracy to commit subversion. He's allegedly violated the law by participating an unofficial election primaries for Hongkong's legislature last year. They had previously been arrested in January. But where we least police say the activists will appear in court tomorrow morning. The ancient city of
Myanmar hits anti-coup protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets
"Rubber bullets at protesters demonstrating against the military coup there. Reports of tear gas being used to disperse crowds in another city, Mandalay, Some demonstrators there have been arrested. Testers have been on the streets of the amount for the fourth day running. Here's Jonathan head. These protests are in so many different places, and people have got such a sense off determination, and also, they're inspired by seeing happening. Across 70 professions. I mean, it really is very, very widespread. So what? We're seeing these set piece confrontations of big places like Yang. Gonna nip adore their protests almost everywhere. I mean, really, really small towns. I don't think at this stage, the authorities know quite how they're going to deal with it. They seem to be just slowly increasing the pressure on the protesters without yet initiating any serious attempt to put them down. New Zealand is his spending all high level contacts with the military authorities in Myanmar. The Prime minister Justin Girardin, also announced restrictions on aid to exclude programs that were delivered with or benefited the military government. Because leaders to be banned from traveling to New Zealand. Hongkong's top court has ruled that the media tycoon Jimmy Lai should remain in custody while awaiting trial under controversial national security law. Previously those accused of nonviolent crimes in Hong Kong where routinely granted bail, but the new law removes that presumption. Martin Yip was outside the courthouse. The five judges of the calls are found up here here in Hong Kong have proved unanimously in favor off the government in the past about would normally be granted to the defendant accused of non violence crimes. This time. The five Senate could just say when the high court judge granted about Jimmy line back in December, he made a near a off judgment. The type who will now have to be remanded in custody until the next hearing in April. This legal team said they will apply for again to the high court. World Hope Health
Hong Kong arrests 53 activists under national security law
"Another way that China is using a national security law that it imposed last year on Hong Kong, China promised that law would be used in a way that preserved Hongkong's limited autonomy. But today, police used the law to arrest more than 50 activists and lawmakers. Their alleged crime was participating in an independent election primary. NPR's Emily Fang reports. All across Hong Kong. In the predawn hours, Dozens of activists and lawmakers woke up to scenes like this one. I they all out. Why these air Hong Kong police officers outside lawmaker Incan wise door earlier today. And in this case, he lets the police in the arrest him under a sweeping new national security law imposed last summer. Police tell the lawmaker he's averted state power by participating in a primary to quote force. Hong Kong chief Executive Carrie Lam to resign. The police are referring to a primary election opposition politicians held in July. Michael Davis, a legal scholar who teaches in Hong Kong. Explains. The opposition wanted to find the most popular candidates to run for Hong Kong 70 Person Legislature. Historically, that legislature is pro Beijing, The gold was at 35 seats. Then have the power to block whatever the government's agenda is now the government's claiming well. This is some kind of violation, the offense against the government and national security 600,000. Hong Kong residents came out and voted in July's primary despite threats from pro Beijing officials in Hong Kong. Aging, which controls Hong Kong is sending a clear message I primary. This kind of plant is now being turned into a crime where the sentence the minimum sentence is 30 years on the maximum his life. Imprison the arrests target a wide range of people involved in the primary, including 10. Former lawmakers. Benny Tai, a prominent academic who first came up with the idea of the primary was taken. U. S citizen lawyer, John Clancy was also arrested. He's the treasure for a political party that helped organize the primary, which officials say is subversive. Joey Su Hong Kong student leader says This is a complete roundup of the region's remaining opposition. Oh, just Lansky activist arrested this morning are very, very important and focus voices in Hong Kong right now, the opposition says their ability to participate in Hong Kong politics is now illegal. Essentially what the arrest today means Is that if you want to win an election You are subverting the state's power. This is Samuel to Ah, Hong Kong democracy activists now living in the U. S. There were 600,000 Hong Kongers voted in the primaries. So we're not talking about sort of this little gathering that a few people attended. We're talking about a public event. This means anyone who has ever tangentially involved with Hongkong's beleaguered opposition is in danger, says Tommy Chung. He was a young leader in 2000 fourteen's umbrella revolution protests in Hong Kong and is now a local politician. You know the next political bureau walls powerful going nowhere. We say they would not be arrest anymore. No one can say they won't be arrested. Meaning. Expect more arrests. Emily Fang NPR NEWS Beijing
Asian shares mostly lower as virus, China-US tensions weigh
"Lower as surging virus counts in China. U. S tensions way on sentiment Hongkong's hang saying, dropping after authorities arrested dozens of pro democracy figures, including lawmakers, meanwhile, moved by the Trump Administration of further sanction. Chinese companies. Field unease over tensions between the two biggest economies Shares falling in Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney despite broad gains here at home on Tuesday as stocks regained their footing after starting out 2021 with their worst Loss and months amid the worsening pandemic and potentially market moving US Senate elections on Tuesday the S and P. Rosa 0.7% to settle at 37 26, recovering about half of the index's losses from a day prior. Majority of big stocks in the S and P notched gains, with oil producers leading the way as crude strengthened now President
Dozens of Hong Kong opposition figures arrested under national security law as stock-market futures slip, bond yield pops near 1%
"Dozens of people have been arrested here in Hong Kong, democracy activists and opposition politicians are among those suspected of violating Hongkong's National security law, which has been imposed by China. This is the largest round up yet under the new law. Asian stocks are edging slightly higher this morning, but US equity futures turning lower long term bond yields moving up toward 1% at the moment. The yield on the 10 year is right at 97. Basis
Hong Kong teen jailed for insulting China flag,
"In Hong Kong Sentencing a 19 year old pro democracy activists to four months in prison for insulting the Chinese flag. The charge stemmed from a confrontation between pro and anti government demonstrators at Hongkong's Legislative Assembly in May last year. Scuffles broke out as lawmakers were considering a controversial bill on extradition to mainland China. West Count. Loon Magistrates Court heard Mr Chung had undermined the dignity of the national flag by pulling at it, breaking its pole, then throwing it into the air. The court heard that the defendant's behavior had bean deliberate aunt had risked provoking pro government supporters. The BBC's band lowing
It's the end of Hong Kong as we've known it
"As the end of two thousand twenty approaches so it seems to hopes for freedom in hong kong the arrest in recent days of eight more. Prominent opponents of the beijing backed government of hong kong follows the jialing of other pro-democracy activists including joshua wong and agnes chow as well as media. Tycoon jimmy lai. Who's been accused. Under the national security law of colluding with foreign forces. many others have fled hong kong. The pro-beijing government is also planning new regulations to combat online and the other misinformation and activity which might take a different resonance when promulgated by the pro beijing government and it may say journalists and activists have their free speech curtailed even further after the year of protests in twenty nine hundred and twenty twenty has been a year of lockdown for both political and purposes. So is the hongkong that we've known finished tom. Grundy is the editor in chief and co founder of hong kong. Free press an independent not for profit. English language news outlet established in two thousand fifteen and funded by its readers in a recent tweet. Tom said in light of hong kong's national security little we have opted to keep calm and carry on hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Tom grandy welcome to sunday. Extra exciting me. Thanks for being here. I gather there is a clock in the home kong. Free press office that he's counting down. What is that clocking. what does it show at. The moment was counting down to twenty four seven which the year the autonomy. it's guaranteed to overtake was cops meant to expires. The city was then blended into the mainland. But i've been joking. How resetting the clock to about five months ago because for many people because when the integration sugary began with the dawn of this national security law and since then we've seen a full throated crackdown on civil liberties in the city all under the cover of cove it. Dozens of leading activists arrested in. Don't rates you mentioned a couple and that newsroom braided slash pro democracy newspaper. Jimmy lights proprietor behind bars at the moment. If saint democracy books pulse from library shelves slogan banned protest song bandon. Schools are colds a patriotic education and People have been arrested in recent months simply over facebook posts or placards or also closed seditious words and in one instance somewhat linked to australia right and a straighten judge resigned citing security bowl which as many feared it seems to be used in a very broad and tacona way absolutely tom. What does it mean for you in practice as the founder editor and chief of hong kong free press. How much have you had to change what you do since the new national security look i mean well. I said that the security is designed to make people notice the media self-censor to obey in advance. If you will in tom we cannot get straight answers to questions such as can we print the span. Slogan liberate hong kong. Can we film someone walking the national anthem or burning a flag or interview pro-independence at the on local outlets has deleted the exile example That's the idea. They want us to over. Correct to tiptoe around lake right lines goal posts in a way that they do in the mainland. I suppose self-censorship being much more powerful than tempted shit. But we're a small nimble team so we scrambled to react. We saw big little expensive life sending a backup entities training the team on what to do in rates moving quick vices of course and and some more conan's like literally changing our desktop confused desk
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai charged under security law
"Citizens, Jimmy Lai. Lai. Has Has been been charged charged with with endangering endangering Chinese Chinese national national security. security. The The businessman businessman and and media media million million billionaire billionaire who's who's in in prison prison in in Hong Hong Kong Kong at at the the moment, moment, is is the the most most high high profile person to be charged under sweeping new law covering conspiring with foreign forces. And carrying a maximum life sentence. Antony DAP. Iran is a lawyer and writer in Hong Kong who spells out what these charges against Mr Lai mean for the direction of Chinese rule in Hong Kong. He's being charged with colluding with foreign forces under the National security law. It's very significant given that Jimmy Lai is such a high profile figure among of the pro democracy parties in Hong Kong. But it's not surprising. It's always expected that he would be one of the key targets under the law after it was introduced. What sorts of things has, he said about Beijing that have obviously cause such a fence. Well, he has bean very public in calling for sanctions to be imposed on both the Hong Kong and Chinese governments in retaliation for their actions here in Hong Kong, and that is specifically under the law constitute the the act of colluding with foreign forces. And so that's the the the actions that we expect that has got him into trouble This time. It's quite a sweeping law, isn't it? And he's not the first to fall foul of it. That's right. It is a very broad law drafted in such a wide way that it can catch all sorts of act. Devotees are so far there have been four people arrested and charged under the law. None of those cases have yet worked their way through the court system. So we don't yet know how Hongkong's judges are going to define the parameters off this law, but it's certainly potentially could be very broad. Reaching indeed. Can you tell us about the case of a teenage activist called Tony Cheung? Yes, Tony chill has been charged under the National security law for inciting succession and subversion. And this is in relation to social media posts that he's alleged to have made with messages of diligently promoting Hong Kong independence or subverting the government. He's also being charged with it with a number of other offenses, including just today he was convicted off. Desecrating the national flag for snatching a Chinese flag off a pro Beijing demonstrator at a protest. He's also facing other charges resulting from his various protest activities. How successful a warning shot Against other protesters. Do you think that these actions are, it's certainly likely to be very intimidating to other protesters and and pro democracy activists in Hong Kong. This is all part of a much broader campaign by the authorities here to crack down on all forms of dissent, and that has included, of course, arrests under the National Security law and under other Hong Kong laws. It's also included the disqualification of legislators the intimidation of the media a crackdown on the education system. All of this really designed to silence any form of dissent here in Hong Kong, and it certainly is having an effect in terms of intimidating people. I think you've described what's going on in Hong Kong in the moment as CAFTA esque. Maybe you could explain what you mean for those who might not be familiar with the works of France, CAFTA Yes. I mean, what we're seeing in Hong Kong isn't often arbitrary Use off state power or the use of the state and the Lauren and I about predictable and inconsistent ways. And you really see it in the way that the government challenges these pro democracy activists and protesters with all sorts of legal charges, often it being unclear exactly what the behavior is that they're being charged with. So I think for many of the pro democracy community here, it feels a little like they are lost in a sort of Casca narrative, not Quite sure when the Lord is going to to swept upon them. Clearly, Beijing thinks it can do things like charge. Businessman Jimmy Lie with impunity is that the case is standing up for Hong Kong falling down the list of priorities for Western governments. It certainly seems that even if Western governments are inclined to take action, this little action they can take that is likely to have any impact on the Chinese government. And we've seen that with sanctions that the United States has a Lied to both Hong Kong and Beijing government leaders. They seem to have have reacted really with defiance. I'm haven't changed their policies or approaches in Hong Kong. It all have been very dismissive of the sanctions and the impact that they've been having all these leaders. And so even these sorts of very assertive actions are not able to sort of change. Attack that the Chinese government is taking here. I'm not sure what else will and so I think that China certainly regards any action by foreign government as an interference in China's internal affairs, and they've given every indication they don't intend to be influenced by that. Antony Dappy ran in Hong Kong. Meanwhile, a reporter working for the American news agency Bloomberg has been detained by the authorities in China. Hayes fan who's a Chinese national hasn't been in contact with her employers for four days now. Robin Brent is the BBC's correspondent in Shanghai and asked him what more we knew about her detention. Well, the truth is not much or we have is the details coming from the American news agency Bloomberg, which were released late today, on Friday, China Time Now they say they last heard from her in a conversation with her editors before lunch on Monday. They haven't heard from her since. But shortly after that conversation, she was seen being escorted from her apartment in Beijing by blankly. Those police officers and in the intervening four days, Bloomberg say they've been in touch with the government here. They've been in touch with the Chinese Embassy in the United States because hes Fanny's a Chinese national on itwas on Thursday when they discovered confirmation that she had been detained. She had been taken and she was being questioned in relation to allegations off breaching national security and the Chinese authorities have recent form. Don't they were foreign journalists are concerned Australian journalists flown out of China recently. American journalists not having their press cards renewed. Yes, I mean, you know, we could have ah, much more longer and detailed conversation about whether that how this fits in with the diplomatic hostilities between the United States and China. Between China on Australia and the Chinese government's use of its very ambiguous national security law to target people to target journalists for things other than genuine allegations off breaching the law, But look a Chinese born Australian journalists Chen Lei, who worked for the state run TV CT TN station, She was detained several months ago in similar circumstances. She hasn't been seen since. Details about her fate have not been forthcoming. There is some continuation that this may be linked to that, but we just don't know the evacuation as it was off to journalists. Australian journalists a couple of months ago linked to Chang Le's detention Pretty much ended Australia's ability to report from this country. Certainly when it comes to TV, anyway. Yesterday as well was the two year anniversary to the day off the detention on Don't going detention off two Canadians Michael Coverage of Michael's favor. One of businessmen want a former diplomat, two men who were detained by China in China. In the days following the arrest of a very high profile Kuala Way telecom company executive in Canada. So look, it's seen on used frankly, by the Chinese as a tool is a tactic off diplomacy, but I have to say We don't know any details about Hayes fans detention why she's being detained how she was detained where she's being detained because the Chinese authorities are not saying so. They're simply confirming that they have her. What does it say, though about the state of Open reporting in China, particularly by foreign nationals, the foreign correspondent's Club of China Says. It's very alarmed, for instance. Yeah, but it's hard here. It's hard for foreign nationals that believe me. It's even harder for Chinese nationals. Hayes fan is a Chinese national. She's an experienced journalist she's working for Bloomberg. Last three years, but other organizations before that, and she is what's known as a news assistant here. Chinese nationals aren't allowed to be employed to do what I do to report you know, prominently in newspapers or on camera or on the radio. They can only be employed his news assistance. But that is a huge understatement of what they do. I have a Chinese colleague who is my new system and she is absolutely vital to our operation here in Shanghai. That was Robin Brent, who's the BBC's correspondent in Shanghai.
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Hong Kong police arrest 8 over university protest
"Part in a peaceful protest at a university last month. Most we're graduating students. Three of those detained have been accused of calling for Hongkong's independence. Danny Vincent reports from the Chinese territory. The police said they had arrested eight males aged between 16 and 34, who last month took part in the graduation rally on the campus of one of the city's most respected universities. He arrested include student and district councilors. Police said the property of the university was damaged and protesters displayed banners calling for Hongkong's independence. Last year, the Chinese university was the site of a violent standoff between protesters and the police. The introduction of a wide ranging national security law has all but silenced large street protests in Hong Kong. Partial results from elections in Venezuela
"hongkong" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"All. Undermanned from Fox News and Amazon. Alexa, director of National Intelligence, John Radcliffe, warning Thursday. China is now the biggest threat to the U. S. And too much of the world. Ratcliffe spoke to. Fox news dot com China is the on Lee country capable of challenging American supremacy across the board supply chain issues. Foreign investment CYBER issues five G. China is the only country that threatens American supremacy. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs echoed that view as well. Even NATO is shifting its focus beyond Russia. The Chinese Communist Party continues its crackdown on Hongkong's pro democracy activists jailing 24 year old Sure Wang, Agnes Chow and 26 year old Ivan Lamb, who have endured solitary confinement and were sentenced to prison this week for organizing peaceful protests. Jennifer Griffin, the State Department says it is limiting visas for members of the Chinese Communist Party and their family members for past nefarious activities. A resignation yesterday have the White House White House communications director Elissa Ferre is leaving the White House, she says to pursue new opportunity. Sparrow has led the White House communications team since April. Before that. She was a press secretary for the Pentagon and Press secretary for vice president Pence in a statement, she says it's been an honor to work with the team in Operation Warp speed the administration's effort to develop of covert 19 vaccine in Washington. Jared Halpern, Fox News Southwest Airlines again warning nearly 7000 workers could lose their jobs unless labor unions accept concessions to help the airline cope with a sharp drop in travel. We're asking for pay cuts of around 10% in exchange for a promise of no furloughs next year, police in Nashville asking for the public's help in solving the apparent murder of a nurse found shot to death in her car last evening Long Interstate 4 40 southwestern downtown Nashville. Jack Callahan. This is Fox News now. In a country where the color of your skin still dictates the care you receive. Nearly half of dermatologists say they were not.
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"Mobile Labs offering your next meal from a wide array of different restaurants have grown in popularity during the Pandemic. They often advertise things like delivery fee. 49 cents, or 99. Cents for delivery. Kevin Brass. Alors, the executive editor of checkbook dot ordered, the fees are being paid to these big companies are far larger than that, especially on the restaurant's aside 15 to as much as 40% of each order, he says. And then the restaurants can pay more. To get noticed. So to get you know up front when you turn on the AP, and the first thing you see razzle er says it's better to place your order through the restaurant itself, either by phone or their direct online service. John Doman w T. O P New 7 50 to the D. C. City Council may soon consider legislation legislation that would make the city friendlier to electric vehicles. Bill would require that at least 20% of parking spots in new or renovated commercial and apartment buildings have electric vehicle charging equipment. A parasite has come to our area that could kill your pets or make them very sick. The parasite is round worm, and it's a big problem in our area. In fact, the city of Alexandria is in the top 10 of worst places for roundworm. The companion Animal Parasite Council says this can be deadly for puppies and kittens. And can make older animals very sick Pets could be exposed a roundworm and several ways, including from pet owners who don't pick up after their dogs from dog parks that are not clean and from not having your pet checked on a regular basis for problems. Kyle Cooper w T O P News going outside could be dangerous. Hiking has become a way for people to stay active and socially distance during the pandemic, But it's also been the cause for arise and injuries and deaths on the trails. In September, 3 hikers died in six days in the white man. Islands in New Hampshire. Earlier this month, A woman rescued after being missing for two days on Mount Whitney in California died from her injuries. Park officials say there has been an increase in visitors up to 90% in some areas compared with last year. Lisa Matteo CBS News 7 53, now, Hongkong's chief executive, Carrie Lam says U. S sanctions have kept her from opening a bank account, so she is being forced to keep piles of cash. At her home. The Washington Post reports or complaints seemed to confirm that even Chinese banks are complying with the sanctions. The Treasury Department imposed the sanctions on 11 top Hong Kong officials in August in response to what it called draconian national security legislation that China has imposed on Hong Kong. The legislation lays the groundwork to jail protests and sensor critics. Coming up in money news. A lot of folks are renting Airbnb. He's close to home. We'll tell you why 7 54 to tell you all the fast things you can do with the new iPhone 12 on Xfinity Mobil's fast nationwide five g network we brought in someone really fast. Alan and up. So that show a friend recommended to the airport, then down to the whole season over five days before they shut the cabin or take a picture of her baby, Then take another one and wide and another one and ultra wideband. So the whole.
"hongkong" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Be filled by pro Beijing lawmakers who will rubber stamp whatever Beijing wants. Well, if the whole system doesn't allow freedom or even allowing legislator to speak freely, then what is the meaning off us of remaining in the council? You know, many activists have fled overseas, others their self censoring because they fear arrest and now the opposition has resigned. Is the battle for democracy and Hong Kong over I'm not exactly Well, we may not in the coming few months, um Have any voice in the council. But as you know, because Hong Kong is after a pluralistic society, and although the media have been more Cutout freedom on and also many media have exercised self censorship, but still did that remains some freedom loving media in Hong Kong. And so the voice of following people will not be distinguished extinguished. If the voice of Hong Kong people will not be extinguished. How do you see your fight going forward? We've seen that mass gatherings have been curtailed. Um, as you mentioned there is some independent media but it is self censoring and people are afraid of what will happen to them. So how do you see your fight? Continuing? Uh, well, I'm talking to you. Now I can still speak freely to tell the whole world What the reality of Hong Kong years off course I'm not asking you to censor uncle home government. Punish Uncle government But as the whole world few that Hong Kong is no more free city and the international world will do whatever they think is right according to their internal policy on and respect for human rights. James Toe is a lawyer. And until last Thursday he was a member of Hongkong's Legislative Council. Thank.
"hongkong" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Your cause won't your seat simply be filled by pro Beijing lawmakers who will rubber stamp whatever Beijing wants. Well, if the whole system doesn't allow freedom or even allowing legislator to speak freely, then what is the meaning off us of remaining in the council? You know, many activists have fled overseas, others their self censoring because they fear arrest and now the opposition has resigned. Is the battle for democracy and Hong Kong over I'm not exactly Well, we may not in the coming few months. Have any voice in the council. But as you know, because Hong Kong is after a publicity society, and although the media have been more Get out freedom on by Also many media have exercised self censorship was to do that remains some freedom loving media in Hong Kong. And so the voice of our people will not be distinguished extinguished. If the voice of Hong Kong people will not be extinguished. How do you see your fight going forward? We've seen that mass gatherings have been curtailed. Um, as you mentioned there is some independent media but it is self censoring and people are afraid of what will happen to them. So how do you see your fight? Continuing? Uh, well, I'm talking to you. Now I can still speak freely to tell the whole world What the reality of Hong Kong ears off course I'm not asking you to censor uncle home government. Punish local government. But as the whole world few that Hong Kong is no more, three city and the international world will do whatever they think is right according to their internal policy on and respect for human rights. James Toe is a lawyer. And until last Thursday he was a member of Hongkong's Legislative Council..
"hongkong" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"We've been talking a lot about the stresses in the U. S. China relationship. Latest Trump Administration verbal Barrage Aimed China World Health Organization, says 70 Corona virus vaccines are in development. There is no playbook for this, and there's nothing that tells you whether or not you're going to get a second wave. What is the future of the U. S. China relationship look like Hoovered Daybreak Asia. From Hongkong and do your on Bloomberg Radio. Everybody. Good morning from Hong Kong. I Brian Curtis and I'm pulling down in Sydney. Word is 11 A.m. Tuesday morning, and we've got the fix on something of a tear at the moment Hired by at 1.1%. We'll get business conditions numbers out for Australia as well at the bottom of the off the month of July. Brian, what are you watching out for? Well, we're seeing a rebound in the attacks in Taiwan this morning just opened up up 6/10 of 1%. The Straits Times Index is also just opening in Singapore, up about 2/10 of 1% and China Futures are starting to trade in Singapore. The footsie China, a 50 is now up about 6/10 of a percent. All the markets that are up and running right now are higher will get the Hong Kong and China markets at the bottom of the hour right now, as you mentioned the biggest rally is being seen in Sydney. The Nikkei's up 3 10 7% in New Zealand, the anesthetics fifties up about a half of 1% and the cost be again with strong rally up 8/10 of 1%, it seems like technology is one of the prime beneficiaries of Japan's record economic contraction last quarter. Actually turned out worse than initially estimated GDP shrinking an annualized 28.1% from the previous quarter in the three months through June, so the second quarter Worse than the initial estimate of 27.8%. Economists had actually forecast on even worse number 28.5% for this for this revised number, and we also had a separate report showing declines in household spending steepening in July, 27.6% below. Last year's level, China is becoming the global the number one corn buyer in the world. Its own harvest has been struggling to catch up with surging demand in the country, and particularly as typhoon rains so fields earlier. Local analysts are saying that imports may expand 20 million tonnes. China has been buying huge amounts of US corn to replenish stockpiles and also saw a report that known Fu Spring, the bottled water giant in China. Jumped as much as 119% in the Hong Kong gray market. The stock will have its AIPO today will have its debut at the bottom of the hour. Italian 106 26 the yield on the 10 year 71 basis points Letty. I crewed weaker by 1.7% 39 08 a barrel Paul. Analysts speculating the market could be relatively resilient to the most recent tickle itself from the US James Bevan is C I o of C C L. A investment management and he told Bloomberg that it is not time for investors to panic. I see nothing in terms of the lead numbers. Does suggest to me that tech remains anything other than a sector. We should continue to support, but equally, I do think we should not have a much more balanced approach, too. Investment management support construction, so looking to downgrade the important technology, introducing both cyclicality bottle so utilities exposure to ensure these are resilient. I am well placed. What, like he lies ahead. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs chief of global equity strategist Beetle Oppenheim Mrs Technology stocks remain investors best bit and can continue driving returns and the current bull market. Is that that's due in large part to the sick, too strong cash generation earnings and stable balance sheets. Brian President. Trump said in a tweet earlier that vaccines are coming and fast. He also added that the U. S. Was starting to get very high marks for its handling of covert 19 compared with other countries around the world. President said in a briefing earlier that the covert 19 vaccine may be ready before the November election. This could have taken two or three years, and instead it's going to be Gotta be done in a very short period of time could even have it during the month of October. The vaccine will be very safe and very effective, and it will be delivered very soon. You could you could have a very big surprise coming up. And we got wind of this. Two weeks ago, the CDC told all 50 states to prepare to distribute a vaccine as early as November. 1st and the FDA also said October 22nd as a date. For an outside group of experts to discuss a potential vaccine. The president also city intends to curb that U. S economic relationship with China. And this is an ad for two distance himself from the policies of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. Trump betrays as being a lackey of Beijing. President Trump has entertained the idea of decoupling. The US economy from China will end our reliance on China once and for all. Whether it's decouple ing or putting in massive tariffs like I've been doing already will impose tariffs and companies that Desert America to create jobs in China and other countries. If they can't do it here, that let him pay a big tax to build it someplace else and send it into our country will prohibit federal contracts from companies that outsourced to China. President. Trump did not say when he would implement the policies but framed the moves as part of a second term agenda. Brian All right. The time is 5.5 minutes here past the hour time we take a look at news so Joe Biden wants full transparency by a vaccine. We've just been talking about that. Paul. What's the latest on the Biden held a virtual conversation with the F L. A CIA president Richard Trump on Labor Day. He was asked if he would take a Corona virus vaccine If the president announced tomorrow that they have one on ly if it was completely transparent, but other experts in the country could look at it. Only if we knew all of what went into it, because so far nothing he's told us has been true. Chinese authorities delayed renewing the press credentials of some journalists working for American media outlets, including Bloomberg News, CNN and The Wall Street Journal met in response to the Trump administration limiting visa terms for Chinese reporters in the US California is ablaze with wildfires field by record high temperatures and winds, 12 National Guardsmen and now helping to fight the Blazers. David Baldwin is thie Addison general off the 23,000 strong California National Guard. 25.
"hongkong" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Right hand Hongkong and in Beijing at 6:30 p.m. On the eastern seaboard of the United States, I'm Rashaad Solano and I'm Doug prisoner at the Bloomberg Interactive broke a studio in New York were about 90 minutes away from trading in Tokyo, Sydney and Soul. After a mixed session for the US equity market, But we had some interesting news after the bell will talk more about market reaction coming up with Brian Curtis right now, A few of this hour's top stories were shot, and I think you're alluding to these big beats. We had from big tech earnings from Apple, Amazon alphabet and Facebook. Let's get details. His remarks. Charlie Pellet Apple reported quarterly revenue. The crushed Wall Street forecasts after lock down, consumers snapped up new iPhones, Ipads and MAC computers to stay connected during the pandemic. Amazon reported profit that far exceeded annals estimate showing that the e commerce giant can make money despite spending heavily to keep operating through the cove at 19 pandemic. Facebook said second quarter sales topped analyst highest estimates showing signs of recovery from the pandemics. Disruption to its digital advertising business on alphabets. First drop in revenue in at least a decade was not as bad as analysts expected. In New York. Charlie Pellets, Bloomberg Daybreak Asia Well, the day began here in the states. With the report on second quarter GDP it contracted by the most on record. We're looking at an annual decline. This is an annualized rate I should say, near 33% that was widely expected. But the contraction in terms of the labor market was not 17 million people have now filed for ongoing unemployment benefits. That's up nearly 900,000 from the prior week and the largest increase we have seen since the month of May. Narayana Kocherlakota is a former Fed bank president at the Minneapolis Fed, he told Bloomberg. We need to slow down the spread of the Corona virus. The virus has come back increasing cases the United States over the last month and his long as we can get the virus under control, public health or other means. We're gonna have ahh, very sluggish economy, with with high unemployment, slow growth now in terms of economic stimulus negotiations happening tonight in Washington, one of the elements on the table the extra $600 in federal relief, this would be the supplemental weekly jobless benefits. They're set to expire. And at this point, we're told Democrats and Republicans remain far apart were shot. All right, we'll go. Johnson Johnson's experimental current virus vaccine protected particular type of monkey with a single shot in pre clinical studies. Five of the six primates exposed to the virus pathogen. We're immune. The one exception showed low levels of the virus. One of going to the medical journal Nature here, this one a shot regime, it could prove to be an advantage for Johnson and Johnson. One shot could ease the challenge of rolling out massive vaccination programmes globally. We're 33 past the hour. Let's get Hong Kong. Brian Curtis is looking at market action. I was looking at the many futures contracts for the NASDAQ 100 contract, They were up about 2%. One more. That was pretty impressive. I think we've come in a little bit now. Yes. And S and P e minis up about 1/2 of 1%. Charlie just ran through some of the details on those earnings. But I think today gives us another example of how most of the time you have to respect the price action. Many, many people came on this program and said that the tech stocks were ridiculously overvalued. Well, the company showed you today that they are making enormous profits and that this is not 1999 that said. A very big question looms. Can it continue when Covad recedes, if indeed that happens, so let's run through some of the numbers. Apple was up about 6% in after hours, Facebook about 6.5%. Amazon Around. About 5% of fluctuating a little bit alphabet was was less so alphabet up under 1%. As Charlie mentioned, they did have a decline. In revenue for the first time ever. But their cloud sales were quite impressive. And the Senate for Asia is probably that technology will farewell to today. But the overall numbers and not really looking any more special in what we saw in Wall Street, NASDAQ was up 4/10 of a percent, yes and P 500 was down 4/10 of a percent in terms of futures here. Painting index futures flat. China futures up 3/10 of 1%. Australian futures are lower by about 1/2 of percent Nikkei futures 22,000 to 90 And that puts us about a little bit under the cash clothes yesterday, so really nothing special, I suppose. For overall market still a lot of distress in the in the broader economy, just technology running wild I was shot over to you. All right, well, we've got a Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, moving forward with extension of unemployment insurance, in essence, forcing a debate him back stuff is in San Francisco. And he has a global news that, Yeah, McConnell says Democrats are totally ignoring people who need those benefits Our Democratic colleagues a doctored with urgency. Unemployed Americans wouldn't be facing Total elimination of the sexual health. But Senator Chris Van Hollen says the whole package needs to be discussed that there needs to be a federal plan. We're kind of in limbo because of their refusal to negotiate in a serious manner were still trying your ongoing conversations. Between Speaker Pelosi and leader Schumer and White House officials. Leadership Talks underway Celebration of Life today for Congressman John Lewis The living former presidents there. Clinton Bush Obama. I just loved I always will. And I'm so grateful that he stayed true to form He's going up yonder and left us with marching orders. He's been called.
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"Feel pretty ominous. Hong Kong going to become just like any other Chinese city run by the Communists. When you're 50. What do you picture life here will be like I can picture that. Um, I would be super depressed because I super light comment on political thing. I Really cannot imagine the day that I cannot speak freely on Internet that way. Do not have that freedom of speech anymore, And I cannot Imagine that there will come a day Me and my friends commenting on the government will become a crime and you think that would happen? Yes, I do When, like all the phase that is happening in China now, especially, I would say in, uh Where's singer singer? Yeah. What is happening in Xinjiang will happen in Hongkong. He's talking about internment camps where the Chinese air holding perhaps a 1,000,000 Uighurs, and others, they say is re education. But it's basically a concentration camp. They put people who does not, who did not agree with the government into the concentration camp and educate them. And day can't monitor it wherever and whenever they go. Everywhere is police. Police monitors. Everybody's move, and I do think that if we do not fight for our future, there will come a day Hong Kong will become like she, John. Cause she's politically active. This does not feel like an abstract threat when he's 22 year olds picture who China is going to crack down on It's them. Devotees, also in her first job out of college jokes at a bank. Jasper has to replace her voice within actors who knows, however, they would do to us on the extradition beauty who knows where we will go? What's happening of disappeared desk what we fear off? Kevin. He's heard of the social credit system that China started to monitor and rated citizens. She visited China decides that your antigovernment make it impossible.
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"Marco Woman, This is the world where a co production of WGBH Boston NPR X China moved quickly this week to implement a harsh new security law in Hong Kong. Critics say the law destroys the one country, two systems concept that Beijing agreed to in 1997. That's when great Britain handed Hong Kong over to China free speech has long been a core value in the semi autonomous territory, but is the world's Patrick win reports The new security law means there are now a lot of things. You just can't say any more. In Hong Kong unless you want to risk going to prison. Liberate Hong Kong here shouting the revolution of our times. Everyone in Hong Kong has heard this. It's the go to chant for this popular movement to liberate Hong Kong, at least from Beijing's authoritarian rules. But wait, liberate Hong Kong, which is part of China. He's saying that against the law here, Simon Young, a Hong Kong legal scholar, if you used these terms and might well be regarded as an intention to secede, Yet Hong Kong officials just put out a warning that said exactly that, and under this new security law imposed Getting found guilty of inciting secession is really bad. You could get hit with a minimum three year prison term. Worst case if they think you're really plotting for independence even peacefully. 10 years to life in prison. This is a rather shocking for us to see that our courts are going to have to in very serious cases order a minimum sentence of 10 years imprisonment. Right and their hands were bound regardless of the circumstances. Here's how Hong Kong's Beijing backed leader Carrie Lam describes the law. The legislation aims to prevent curb and punish acts off cessation. Subversion of state power, terrorist activities and collusion with foreign or external forces. Okay, secession, terrorism. Most countries try to stop that. But this new law, it's not really about stopping rebels with bombs. It targets people for having the wrong opinion. If the government decides you are inciting secession, Young says. You're in big trouble. Here's Carrie Lam again, saying that the law will go after protesters who have radicalized young people to desecrate and burn the national flag. Vandalized the national anthem. OK, a couple of things here burning China's flag. They really hate that and vandalizing the national anthem that seems to mean something like this. HONGKONG Protesters dislike of China is so strong They wrote this song in Hong Kong anthem, which they seeing instead of China's national anthem. Now that may be punishable under this law again, Here's attorney Simon Young where you might get caught, of course, is incitement, right? Singing a song like that? Is it capable of inciting?.
"hongkong" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"And the House of Representatives tried the case before them in other words the House of Representatives set a grand jury and collected a bunch of evidence and built a two five Thank you for joining a buddy of mine just sent me this clip during the commercial break a kid at an NBA game They're doing the little dance scam thing where they show all the kids in the audience were dancing around during the game and the kids are holding up different shirts for their favorite players they go to one kid who holds up his shirt for his team and then flips it around quickly and it is a it's a shirt to stand with Hongkong a fight for freedom stand with Hongkong it says it's absolutely it's out the clippers game it's absolutely hilarious to watch the kid he's got the super shirt and immediately turns around and says stand fight for freedom stand with Hongkong and you could see the cameraman jerk the camera to get away for the it's quick it's awesome man I'm so proud of people who are continuing to do this thing Shaquille O'Neal has now stood up in America is free speech allowed to say what we want to say and we're allowed to speak up about injustices and as goes and people don't understand that borough mortgages right whenever you see something wrong going on anywhere in the world you should have the right 'cause I that's not right and that's what he did and but but again you know when it comes to business good for Shaquille O'Neal for pointing that out now Charles Barkley has come out in defense of the conversation Charles Barkley rises to the defense of Lebron James and the NBA wall I on a problem because the rockets Apopka most popular team if anybody else had sent a tweet it probably would we would raise them out browse but because the Houston Rockets affiliation with Yao Ming most popular team in China so that was the first thing he should have thought about like I'm not just speaking for myself I'm speaking for the entire rockets organization sure but I thought what happened to the browns unfair because Lebron was caught in the middle for three reasons number one the Brian makes a Nike makes six billion dollars a year in China the ABA makes billions of dollars a year in China all these other American companies make money in China why is it up to the NBA Adam Silver Lebron James to ruin their financial situation when all these other companies are allowed to make money in China speaking a Lebron James last night he stormed away during the national anthem uh-huh danced off the daily caller has this video up of him last night walking away while the national anthem is still being played aid and people are wondering if China put him up to it. Listen first of all I gotta I gotTA commend people for continuing to keep the story alive stories deal I got issues with what Charles Barkley said I got it I understand his position that why is it that the NBA is is the general manager can do this when clearly people will presume he speaking for the team he should understand the fallout and he shouldn't have done it I get that I do and people are badgering the NBA here because of how the NBA responded they but they are focusing on apple you know Tim Cook of Apple hold on it would privately kind of agree with what he's saying we live in an age where people.
"hongkong" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show
"The chinese economy has already been slowing down in there are more and more western western economists who believe that china has essentially been cooking the books and that china is in fact doing worse economically than it's letting on globally probably so the chinese slow-down the hongkong situation continues to destablize although there seems to be some stability there if only because a number of people are looking looking at the situation in hong kong thinking china cannot afford economically for the situation to get out of control nor can the chinese afford to invade in quash the protesters here's because that would completely put the chinese economy into a tailspin but you got all of these things happening around the world. The strongest economy on planet earth is the the american economy. Also you need to know there is another issue related to all of this and that is canada. Justin trudeau pre boy prime minister is in in the midst of a massive scandal in canada and the canadian economy is starting to slow down noticeably so he's headed into an election cycle bill where he is in the midst of scandal their economy not doing as strongly as they wanted and now you got the situation with the united states tariffs roofs are hurting american consumers and tariffs or hurting american businesses undoubtedly unquestionably <hes> the president already signaling that he's going to to try to avoid some tariffs that would impact apple because it would put apple at an unfair competitive disadvantage to samsung which makes everything korea <music> apple makes most everything in <hes> china so he's having wine those down he's having a not impose the tariffs that could impact toys at christmas all of these recognitions by the way that the american consumer actually pays the tariffs not the chinese peter navarro the president's <hes> adviser who convinced him to start a trade war has has been on t._v. Say that no no in fact <hes> nobody pays the terrorists except the chinese. That's not true. The american consumer pays the tariffs. It's starting to have actual measurable impact on the american economy so the president has to do something a one of the things that the president is considering doing and he himself confirmed this afternoon that he's doing but at that yesterday the white house denied there was even consideration of is a payroll tax cut back during the obama administration to help stimulate the economy in two thousand nine. One of the things president obama did was a big payroll tax cut across the board. Even for the rich people paying income taxes and the issue here is that it would immediately impact people's take home pay would immediately allow people people to spend more money. This is also a double edged sword for the president headed into an election season in that if the democrats say no. We're not going to allow people. We'll have more take home. Pay right now because of the debt and the deficit well the president can suddenly blow them up because it's pretty clear that the democrats don't care about the debt and deficit either. It's pretty clear <hes> so the president is trying to reach out to some moderate democrats in key swing states to do this but but there is some pushback coming for the white house from certain democrats. You should know about now. All of this other stuff is happening with the president <hes> behind the seems the president has been reaching out as i said to some of these swing state democrats and the white house doesn't believe these guys will raise any objections to the debt and deficit but but there is some polling out there that suggests in fact some of these democrats if they stand up and look strong on the debt and deficit which is a growing concern for moderate an independent voters..
"hongkong" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Hongkong is now in its tenth week of anti-government protests protests organiz is online is a very twenty first century movement ironically making demands for things a lot of people wanting nineteenth century just universal suffrage also today technical savvy and clever cons. Give north koreans access to bank accounts around the globe. They'll find someone at a bank or financial institution russian and then they'll make up a link in account offer that person a job upload your resume and there it is you are hacked and in the u._k. An actor playing a distract attract dad is mesmerized by crain jeez. Wow this launch this and that kind of messaging. It's illegal. I'm i marco werman this stories and more today here on the world. I'm marco werman. You're with the world. Thanks for joining us. This wednesday passenger flights are taking off again from hong kong international after a night of chaos pro democracy protesters clashing with police and hundreds of flights canceled. Relative calm has been restored. The protesters have apologize for roughing up to undercover cops at the airport yesterday zane up to factually witnessed one of those assaults we often speak with zan up on the world about the intersection of social media technology politics. It's what she teaches at u._n._c. Chapel hill all but you've been traveling through asia and made a detour to hong kong. I probably witness the one instance in which you know things just broke down and got out of control role in which is of course inexcusable this is terrible but overall it's been ten weeks of marching demanding rights marching demanding rights and trying and trying and trying and you know at some point they didn't told and one day i found this undercover police officer i think the crowd just lost controlling that particular moment and today there there's a lot of soul-searching now hide we get to this point but is there also fears and there's a lot of fear because they feel a lot of the ones i talked to feel like the world doesn't care about them. Just china's two important and you know bunch a young a young people trying to keep democratic rights or demand them. They feel like they're being treated like a nuisance by the world <hes> so they feel from what i can see that it's quite futile but they're just gonna go down the best they can and try zana's but as i said you study how social media are used politically even in revolutionary movements. I mean now. The chinese mainland is hailing. The two men who were beat up at the airport as heroes china's is talking about acts of terror in hong kong. How does his face off look on social media. Obviously what happened was terrible. But what i'm seeing is is a lot of <hes> efforts that are out to discredit the whole demands. The demands being quite reasonable. You know hong kong ghettos did yet the demands mansaf the hong kong protesters universal suffrage independent inquiry releasing arrested protesters enough super basic demands and now the whole there's a huge social media campaign in pain to use that incident to portray the whole movement as just terrorists and violent <hes> so this is where the actual battless list right information sphere is where the battle is. How were the hong kong protesters using social media themselves in these demonstrations like is unique or does is a pickup threads from other movements followed. It's pretty amazing what's going on in hong kong in terms of these of the internet because unlike the arab spring countries fat. I've also studied where there was some very efficient use of digital technologies hong kong of super hightech place everybody's so digitally adapt and the way they swarm and make decisions online and then they the way they swarm off-line go from place to place. This is a very twenty first century movement ironically. They're making demands for things. A lot of people want in nineteenth century just universal suffrage suffrage well mainland china's also digitally adept. It's at the forefront of surveillance technology. I'm curious. Just how protesters in hong kong are dealing with that. Obviously the phones are tracked and they're aware of it. Some of them have multiple phones. Some of them turn off their phones. They wear a lot of mass these umbrellas to block c._c._t._v.'s in fact one day get off at a subway station the first one jumps out and opens umbrellas covering older visible closed-circuit t._v.'s a._b._c.'s and then they when they wanna make decisions. They open their umbrellas and huddle under it. It's not fully protected against surveillance surveillance spot just like many other movements.
"hongkong" Discussed on PRI's The World
"You protest is hustle every citizens to ensure the personal safety during protests and persist on the principle of nonviolence still being pocketed pocketed by police attacked by them Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie. Lam says her security forces quote were intentionally attacked by people who she says I really think we can describe as rioters. That's the end of the quote. What is your response to that? Caroline Paralympic must her responsibility to solve the crisis generated by her. They'll one would love to see anyone injured but the most critical problem is police tried to clear the <hes> protests that originally process on peaceful principle. I is time for Hong Kong government to realize that they should accept that request from Hong Kong people terminated extradition bill immediately and stop suppress on Hongkong People's human rights and what if they don't do that what is the opposition strategy in terms of violence and peaceful protests like to see crash founders massive protests still continue. What if the violence does not stop? There's a very strong likelihood that it won't that you will be attacked again by police. Are you worried that this atmosphere violence will alienate some of your supporters when police used unnecessary and excessive force to target Hockett activists and more than hundred activists were injured and send a hospital in the past few protests is just cost people need to protect himself with folks. That's why instead of allowing those clash become more often in the future. I is time for government. Let Hong Kong people have free election and terminated if oh bill Joshua long thanks very much for being with us again thank you. Joshua Wong is one of Hong Kong's like most vocal pro democracy activists protesters have been expressing their thoughts and feelings through ways other than taking to the streets through memes. There has been a whole bunch of them circulating online. Jason Lee has been keeping a close eye on them. He's a cartoonist and end designer from Hong Kong. He told us he started noticing means about the extradition bill as last month protests were being planned. I even found a thread in a forum and Hong Kong that was saying like hey we should use memes to attract foreign the media..
"hongkong" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"Are saying this, can you do I believe it not particularly I think, by great, our great pilots would know. And some of them really see things that are a little bit different than in the past. So we're going to see part of the thirty hours George Stephanopoulos spent with Donald Trump. You spend thirty hours of somebody, you get down to that. How do you think you think those are real, Mr President and really probably got people looking at any who so steroids in baseball. Coming up when life's big milestones happen for most people, see if your average above or below, I don't know if there's an buffer blow, but anyway, strangely, and surprisingly, I of the very interesting about steroids in baseball over the weekend, but Sealy grand baseball. He's the Commissioner for years and years is finally written his memoirs, and he talks openly about how how bombed out he was when Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron's homerun record thought that was just unjust, and we can dominate bothered him a lot. This is all the ROY boys does he talk about it. Barry, does he talk about when it dawned on him that these people had changed into different human beings overnight? Here's the deal, and, you know, believe it if you on he says he knew it all along us fighting it as hard as it could the players association. They had to collectively bargain for steroid testing in the players association was staunchly against it wouldn't even discuss it. We're walking away from the game. If you make us do quizzes. I don't remember a long time. I don't recall him being loud, and proud saying, these people are in steroids. I don't think he did that sure he could have done that. But I couldn't have a press conference. I believe is the Commissioner of baseball. I believe all these people breaking records are on steroids, and I would like to be able to test them. I wonder I suppose you'd lose your job. I don't or. Yeah. There'd be an open labour Vaudano. That's an interesting. We ought to ask them. I don't know if he's making around, but that'd be a good podcast, the crack of the bat the roar of the crowd. So we talked a lot about Hong Kong and China last week because he had all the protests going on and China's trying to take control of Hongkong and take it back, which I think they inevitably will do, but there were two million protestors that took to the streets yesterday. Two million even after that fake Hong Kong leader there. Yeah. By the commies said that she was going to hold off on the legislation that would allow extradition to mainland China by their time. Still got two million people showing up in the streets, because she delayed the votes she didn't completely pull it. I'm not sure that makes any difference. I, I understand the protesters are doing what they can. No. She is in a meeting with she and other brainiacs right now saying okay, how do we inch this thing in bit by bit? And or make it the law defacto of not degeorge. I mean make it. In fact, what's going to happen? But if she announces okay, we've come. We've not just delayed. The vote we've canceled the vote is everybody going to go home, because I guarantee that night, she's going to convene the, the their little government there and pass it. Yeah. I've she thinks that wouldn't lead to a incredible violence and chaos in the string would. Oh, well, yeah. Two, very clever, and they take very long view. Have there ever been two million protestors mistreats? I don't remember protests that big that's extreme. Ordinarily lar- now. That's incomprehensibly large, it is. And there are only seven million people in Hong Kong, so but it's not that big area. It's what I say lasted twenty miles by twenty miles. I think. Shouldn't be that hard to get one out of two out of seven people to show up to a protest the driver for your entire existence. As you've known it in that of your kids is at stake. Yeah. Surprised there aren't more people? I'd forgotten that the one thousand nine hundred ninety seven lease agreement, when Britain handed over Hong Kong involve there told full democracy. There would be full democracy in China would allow that. But it's never happened because what are you going to do? What are you going to March in the streets, peacefully and hope, they don't take your picture? And then put you in a gulag. So we'll continue to follow that life's big milestones at how old we were when we hit them, they surveyed thousands of people on at the age of thirty. May ask them. I'm not sure they're memories are correct, starting here. The average person made the first friend at five okay? The average person wrote a bike for the first time at seven and got two kids, and they were both earlier and that, and I don't think they're super Cheever's, or anything like that way, all their friends riding bikes earlier than that, too. I just wonder if people's memories are I don't remember when I started riding a bike. Just because I had this memorable crash seared into my memory crashed into one of those order those bushes there. Like they got reddish leaves and shut up and thorns. Chris Christmas tree. It's, you know, kind of a boxy looking anyway, I, I was losing control. And I was heading for that Bush. And I thought, oh God, this is going to be terrible and I know where I lived at the time. So, yeah, it's like four who's that net tree? It's the Getty child. He's stuck in our shrimp seems to be bleeding. The only bike crashed bicycle crash. I remember some motorcycle crash, the only bicycle crash. I remember I was thinking it was in junior high high school. My mom had an old timey bike that now are back in style. Because now I've got one giant wheel little wheel that time that time just, you know the one speed big handlebars sit on a big comfortable seat. Yeah. I decided going down the hill by our house to stand on the seat. Yes. Show off. Yes, the front end of got wobbly, and I ate it pretty hard. I remember a handful of bike crashes one I got a concussion that was bad. Oh my God. I ran into the garage door. Now, my brother stood on the seat of his motorcycle, to impress a girl, though. He denies that. And he did it to impress girl, or he denies that he did it. Yeah. Well, there was a cute girl on the scene. So now he did it because he was in the hospital as they used a spoon to get the gravel out of his kneecaps. Boy, you really ought to warn folks before you say something like that. People are driving off the road right now. And ironically may need the same treatment, he skidded down the road in his veins needs. Anyway. Back to all the average person says they learned to swim at eight both my kids earlier than that, again, I guess, we, we now know why the Armstrong boys, didn't didn't have a motorcycle trick troop. Tried for years to get that together. Nobody come. Learn discriminate both my kids are ahead of that also. I just think these people are remembering incorrectly. And again, I'm not claiming my kids or superhuman over Jeevan them and most of their friends learned before then. Oh, yeah. Water safety is a big thing to you. Gotta get your kids comfortable road, the first roller coaster at twelve also inaccurate, maybe I'll get to some that the ones that are sound real. Where are they asking these poor children? I don't know some sort of calming wary locked up. But anyway, here you go broke their first bone at fourteen. When I break, my bone on my motorcycle. I waited until I was sixteen on average had their first kiss at fifteen nights. Nice went to their first grade. Honest to God. There you go flaming heterosexual teacher all. Hot bleached blond who was just about to turn forty. There was one of those locally over the weekend. Did you see that? No. Look like every single one, exactly like they all look. Yeah. Went to their first concert at sixteen. I think that's exactly the age. I was. Yeah. I think so. Seventeen was a big year when the average person went on their first date is fourteen first concert and the thing of it anyway at seventeen the average person on their first date had the first real boyfriend or girlfriend and got their first part time job. Fell in love for the first time in eighteen it says head are heartbroken love exciting and new head are heartbroken for the first time at eighteen just lead you to believe that maybe that I love doesn't always work her, which is unfortunately, that is unfortunate like a grenade going off in your belly each like gravel in your kneecaps. Everything. I crashing into that one red Bush now this, this may have changed over the years business, where people say currently looking back the average person moved out of their parents house at twenty one. Went on their first big road trip at twenty one bought their first car and quit their job for a better one at twenty three. Oh, yes. No. Yes. Yeah, that's yeah. That's when I got into radio and became poverty stricken, but it was, you know, had a future got fired for the first time at twenty four. Yes, the average person got engaged at twenty five and got married at twenty six. Any seven? I'm sorry. I'm projecting. That was as dark. Twenty six we got our first pet finally found our sense of style. What I don't know if I could mail that down finally abandoned the effort, apparently, when's that? That's the good one. Oh, that reminds me our weekly shower thoughts. We didn't even get to them this morning. We usually do it early in the show. This is a good ending because this is the best thing, I've heard maybe ever. Oh, no. This is a different one. Oh, I'll do that one for you in a second. But I like this, it's weird that we as a society have just decided to wear blue pants. Most of the. No particular reason, just Comber Simpson. The blue pants. Yeah. I thought we ought to do this every hour. Okay so good. This is great when you're young. They tell you, you're very special when you're in adults, they ask you what do you think makes you so special? Then when you're dead, they tell you, you're a special person. That is awesome. So true 'specially? You think you're special you don't have to do like everybody else. What made until Jim? So special was that throughout his life. He didn't think he was motor special. That's the most special thing ever. Oh, you're my special. Little one. Why according to the Washington, Washington Post is not going to use the term front runner. And they think they're encouraging all other media to do the same and because pulling his stupid yes, among other things coming up on the Armstrong and Getty show. Bluecross blueshield believes everyone should have access to healthcare, no matter who you are or where you live..
"hongkong" Discussed on KCRW
"Protesters saying and waited outside Hong Kong's legislature after Wednesday's clashes lawmakers suspended debate on the extradition Bill and it's unclear when they might restart liberal lawmakers have urged chief executive Carrie Lam to scrap the Bill altogether. But she says she will push ahead with rights groups. Meanwhile applied to police to hold more demonstrations on Sunday and Monday. And in Beijing, China's vice Foreign Minister Louis Cheung some into senior US diplomat and objected US criticism of the Bill. Anthony Kuhn, NPR news Hongkong seems American shoppers are still willing to spend money retail sales rose a half percent last month. And the Commerce Department says April sales figures were also revised higher. The gains in may were widespread with auto sales rising eight tenths of a percent, and book hobby and sporting goods sales, climbing one point one percent, mostly lower by the closing bell. The Dow down seventeen points, the NASDAQ down forty points, the s&p five hundred down. Down four. You're listening to NPR news from Washington. And this is KCRW news on a Friday June fourteenth. Good evening. I'm very Parrella. Here's what's happening at seven four four members of the Beverly Hills. Police department are suing the agency they testified today in LA superior court in connection with a discrimination and harassment lawsuit wants a billion member of the forces cheese. Sandra spagnuola has made inappropriate comments among them about Jewish men's headwear during a management meeting before the two thousand sixteen Jewish holidays. Another of the plaintiff says he's been the target of anti Latino anti-catholic discrimination under spec Noli says that boiled over when he provided testimony on behalf of former captain, Mark Rosen who also sued the city for discrimination and retaliation, he later settled, his suit for two point three million dollars spec, newly previously was the police chief for the cities of Benicia and San Leandro in northern California. A federal appeals court has ruled that a Mexican man who was arrested during a raid that event is manufacturing plant should not be deported, as KCRW's, Daryl sets been reports the decision is rebuked to immigration authorities, and it may influence how they. Target factories and other workplaces in the future Gregorio Perez was one of one hundred and thirty workers arrested when immigration and customs enforcement agents stormed, micro solutions enterprises a maker of printer cartridges, this was back in two thousand eight Perez, who had entered the country illegally from Mexico disclosed his immigration status during questioning, and he was targeted for deportation. But the American Civil Liberties union took up his case arguing that the search warrant obtained by is only authorized the seizure of documents, not people a panel of nights circuit court judges in San Diego. Agreed that Peres shouldn't be deported because his arrest was outside the parameters of the warrant legal experts say, the decision could force is to more fully disclosed its plans in search warrants at work sites..
"hongkong" Discussed on Finding Mastery: Conversations with Michael Gervais
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