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"jessica chen" Discussed on PRI's The World
"What do you do when your place of refuge is no longer safe. That's a question. Thousands of afghan migrants have been facing ever. Since last spring went iran became one of the epicenters of the coronavirus. Pandemic iran has long been a destination for afghans in search of relative safety as well as job opportunities but as the world's sheriff jafari reports the pandemic as well as iran's economic downturn have forced thousands of migrants returned to afghanistan or come up with a plan b last summer as the coronavirus pandemic was ravaging cities across iran thirty year old mohammed purves. Amini was in. Despair is from afghanistan but he had relocated iran to find work metal. Go put he found instead he said was a country. Unable to contain a deadly virus events economy was buckling under us sanctions and the public was generally not welcoming of afrikaans. On hotels way he was going back to afghanistan. he tells me logar province where he and his family of five or foam is mostly under taliban rule. And there's fighting almost every day also maison and if you stay there he says you'll end up dead left with no choice. Immediate and his wife decided to pay a smuggler to get out of iran and go to turkey. They scraped together about seven thousand dollars. Basically that life savings he says and they found a smuggler. There were on the move again. Look how would they got to the turkish border at about three in the morning. The smuggler vanished with the money. And then the turkish border guards arrested carmona shop awesome bosca that will be no color remark. They confiscated our belongings and set them on fire right in front of us the next day the family was handed over to iranian authorities in the next few weeks the removed through different holding centers in iran and eventually deported back to afghanistan. Shortly after he arrives for this family in harare city in northwest afghanistan near the border with iran. Speak over. what's up and he sells tired from the long days on the road. He's at a center for migrants and refugees by the international organization for migration as his regime has been working for the i. O. m. for the past twenty years ago i moved behind. I was stay. Who has yet engineer last year. He says almost one million undocumented. Afghans returned home. That's roughly doubled the previous year. Most were deported but some came back fallen tear the because they could not find work or the rewarded about getting the virus before the pandemic. it won't was a lifeline for afghans looking for work says. Nicholas bishop an emergency response officer at oil 'em he says. Afghan families have been sending the men to work in. Construction farms and factories in iran for years remittance payments from afghans working in iran is typically a major part of the afghan economy. Bishop says these remittances could for as much as fifteen to twenty percent of afghanistan's gdp but the pandemic turned everything upside down. His afghans working in iran lost their jobs. Meanwhile the trump administration imposed some of the most severe economic sanctions on iran further choking. Its economy often more than causing the worked at a glass factory near tehran. The capital is as the factory goes down for a few months because of the pandemic. but that's not why he's back in afghanistan. He was deported. After police found out he doesn't have the right documents. Your child modality is on thursday. Till would he says the police beat a him back across the board. These sorts of claims are comment. Says fatimid amman. She's with the middle east institute in washington. People without proper papers and documents are the most defenceless in iran ahmad has done research on afghans in iran. She says last may it. Loop of migrants drowned in a river near the border. Witnesses said the migrants were forced into the water by iran border guards. I'm also even those with the white papers face discrimination. Their access to healthcare and education is limited. They can't get citizenship and most of them can't buy or sell property. The spokesperson for son's ministry for fiji. I tells me discussions between the two governments are ongoing iran amidst have been say it up to a and sorry says after the drowning incident. The african government sent a delegation to tehran. The two sides have agreed to issue electronic. Id for all afghan migrant iran. Still many continue to be deported and they face insecurity unemployment and poverty back home remember von muhammad. The man who used to live in taller on territory says he doesn't know what to do next. He doesn't wanna take his family back to logar province and he doesn't know where to find work. Nicholas bishop of the. I o m says the situation for families like a means could get even worse. That's because there's been so little rain and snow. In parts of the country afghanistan's heavily dependent on rain. Fed agriculture and snow melt so the humanitarian in response plan for this year is suggesting that as many as seventeen million afghans or about forty two percent of the total population will be impacted by drought and famine. The peace talks with the taliban have stalled violence across the country is on the rise and now there's a possible drought on the way. It's no wonder that afghans like amini say they will try to leave once again the world and she and joe forty president biden had his first official phone call with chinese leader. Xi jinping the two leaders spoke last night about areas for greater cooperation according to the white house biden also underscored concerns about beijing's unfair economic practices. The crackdown in hong kong and human rights abuses in xinjiang in northwest china. Jessica chen wise follows chinese foreign policy at cornell university where she's a political scientist just gets a paragraph from the white house explaining what was said between the two leaders. What are your takeaways from. What we know about biden's phone call was she both what was said and what wasn't said. Thanks well i think there's a big difference between a pair of ashley out and to our phone call so there's a lot that are that we're not seeing. I think that probably reflects the fact that publicly the by administration has a lot of incentive to sound tough on jianping and his increasingly authoritarian form of governance at home but he also wants to make sure that he preserves space to both work pragmatically with china on issues like climate change and getting the pandemic control also ensure that his nominees and its domestic agenda moved through congress. So i think you've seen both beijing and washington desire for a more stable relationship after the escalation under the trump administration. And that's for a couple of reasons. China sees the united states is posing an ideological challenge. The chinese regime is ideologically insecure but the united states needs to be careful not to out china china in inflating the threat that these ideological differences pose that designing a strategy around grand strategy to save democracy in fight. Authoritarianism could backfire. So how does that delicate dance work. How can the us both call out. China on human rights violations while also cooperating on climate or trade while the best hope is that these can be pursued independently the united states can work to uphold its values and defend democracy while on a separate track working with china and other to tackle shared challenges. That might be tough because the chinese are not interested in on the one hand being beat up over accusations of genocide in xinjiang while at the same time working and in hand to combat climate change even in the readout of the biden chain phone. Call on the us side the fact that it was human rights abuses that biden. Call down in xinjiang rather than using that genocide may be a pragmatic recognition that when dealing with china directly. It's important to get the messaging right such that. The chinese side has some reason to remain at the table. Run walking away. it was the department under. Mike pompeo that labeled what's happening xinjiang. Genocide is biden. Hewing to that word and just did not use it..
"jessica chen" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Group at J C f y dot orc influential conversations from Bloomberg Television. Here's Yvonne Man, President Trump has repeated his demand. But Johnny's video sharing abject he's sold by the middle of this month, also reiterated that the U. S should be compensated from the deal. Joining us now is Jessica Chen Wai's Cornell University associate professor of government where you see the chances out of a deal actually going through. It's not looking very good looks a lot more like the United States trying its hand at nationalistic extortion, you know, rather than a real strategy to protect Americans, data and privacy. More effective strategy from the U. S. Is Perspective on would establish these data protections and standards for all companies and APS, regardless of what country they might have been developed in for China's part, you know, they also don't want to look weak in the face of you know, Trump's increasingly clear anti China strategy in the run up to November is president from willing to go as far as really banning. Tic tac in the US, if if, in fact, it doesn't find a buyer and does giving the China Hawks in a trump administration. More leeway here really guarantee that he gets reelected. I think it's really hard to say with you know many of these executive orders on decisions by the Trump Administration. There's a lot of bark, and sometimes the bite follows. And sometimes it doesn't at the last minute HearMe or interviews like this one on Bloomberg television streaming live on Bloomberg dot com and on the Bloomberg mobile APP or check your local cable. Listings. Take the people of Kenosha that aren't here and that you won't see and that aren't protesting, But they want change. Also, they want.
"jessica chen" Discussed on News O'Clock
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Thanks so much for having me so that start with this consulate in Houston what exactly was the US accusing China of doing there well, there hasn't been a whole lot of detailed allegations released them statements by various members of the trump administration and from the state. Department have listed concerns about Chinese, espionage and theft. Accusing Houston of being the epicenter of of Chinese spying and influence activities in the United States and so there are real concerns of course about Chinese espionage thatched. Closing the constant Houston? It's really clear how that was aimed to deter. Prevent or punish China from carrying are continuing to carry out those activities. So question though is disconnected to another story that went around recently something about a fugitive hiding out in the Chinese consulate in San Francisco. There's no clear connection between the two If anything, those who followed a Chinese espionage and intelligence efforts see San Francisco is being far more important to that story and there's been some suggestion that choosing Houston was really it wasn't chosen at random, said a State Department official, but nonetheless it wasn't tightly tied to any particular sets of activities that were going on in Houston, which is only I think complicated and money the picture really of what message exactly was the United States government trying to send in closing the consulate so abruptly, so one of the things you mentioned that there were vague allegations of espionage going on what? Sort of activities has China been taking part in that has the USO concerned in recent years for listeners who aren't caught up on the story. So there are a lot of different things going on here. In recent years, there's been a number of different foreign recruitment on talent programs aimed at making use of a new Chinese. Scholarship and exchange in trying to bring on foreign scholars, students as well as non-chinese a researchers to help contribute some of their work to a research. That's going on inside China. And so. It's not really clear. How much of this activity? was conducted by the consulates per se in the United States and and so that again raises the question of how does closing concert interrupt that activity so to sum? Basically the US is worried. That China is using these consulates or just in general China is trying to steal industrial secrets things of that nature by recruiting people to share them with China illicitly. And so how is China? Responded so far to the consulate closing down a so far. The Chinese government has reacted by will initially by asking the US is to correct its. Actions but then retaliated by ordering the US consulate in Chengdu to close as well. And is anyone China pushing for more retaliation? So far, it seems that the Chinese government chose the closure of the Chung. Do Consulate to. Take pretty calibrated approach seeking to push back into show that China could give as good as it gets, but not seeking to escalate the confrontation i. So last week Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a speech about US China relations where he said well a lot of things, but basically threw down the gauntlet, saying that engagement with China since Nixon has failed. Was He right at all? This is a raging debate in those who are paying attention to US China relations. The problem with the argument that engagement has failed is primarily that we don't know what you know China would have looked like. Had we not pursued a policy of engagement in, so you could imagine in a world where we hadn't United States established diplomatic relations that China will be far more aggressive on nationalistic than it is today it wouldn't be. Seeking to uphold our. Work through key international organizations like the United Nations or the World Trade Organization or the World Health Organization, but instead on the outside, much more agreed angry so in Pompeo's speech, honestly between you know what he's saying about the Chinese Communist Party and the from his ration- stance on the corona virus, etc. How much of what Pompeo was saying was for a domestic audience. With really hard to know how much extreme hawks like Mike pompeo genuinely think China is out to destroy the United States in cripple, our economy, or whether this is part of an anti-china strategy in the lead up to the November election trying to boost trump's flagging election prospects. Some analysts and commentators have said that we're seeing the start of a new Cold War with China. What do you think of those predictions in my view China? In the US are not destined for a new cold or hot war, but the trump administration's actions are trying to make one happen, and in my view what based on the research that I've done Beijing. Really wants is a world that safe for the Chinese Communist Party to continue to survive rather than an ideological crusade to subvert democracy or remake, other countries in China's image to the Chinese Communist Party sees itself as fighting for survival in a world that has been working toward. Toward its demise for decades, it's really nationalism and regime security rather.
"jessica chen" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Decision by the trump administration to close the Chinese Consulate in Houston Jessica. Is a political scientist at Cornell University and an expert on Chinese foreign policy. How significant is a closure of a consulate? I mean the Chinese government is called the closure, the Houston consulate, an unprecedented political provocation. Do you agree at least when it comes to US China relations? It's a significant development in. It's certainly visually. Sign of dramatic downturn almost like that spiral in US China relations as the trump administration races toward the November, election motivated by an electoral strategy that sees getting tough on China is a good way to divert attention from the administration's disastrous response to the pandemic as well as a set of hawkish officials inside the trump administration, looking to make use of closing window to accelerate a decoupling in U S China. China relations so the trump administration has cited espionage is one reason for the closure of the Chinese consulate in Houston. How much do you think the closure is based on real national security concerns versus an attempt to distract as he say by the trump White House, there are real concerns about Chinese espionage and theft, but my opinion, we should be using a scalpel rather than a hammer to address them. Research has shown the value of having face-to-face diplomacy having fewer on the ground contacts and channels makes it harder for the United States in China to communicate and defuse the growing tensions both countries have a few more consulates in both places the US and China and China in the US. Would you be surprised if this tit for tat of consulate closures just continues until both countries have just left kind of symbolic. Symbolic Embassies, and where would the US in trying to be at that point well, it really depends i. think right now on what the trump administration does China I think picked the Chengdu consulate as a carefully calibrated retaliation meant to signal that China was going to give as good as it gets, but not try to escalate the situation further, and we'll just have to see what happens on the US side now. What does this mean then for U S China? Relations I mean because they're accusations of espionage closed diplomatic channels. It Very Cold War with potential for Morris Galatian. Is that what's going on? We have seen Chinese officials indicating an interest in exploring potential off ramps. I'm not sure that we have the political will on the. US side to try to defuse the confrontation that it seems to me. They very much want that dynamic. I think is likely to continue leading up to November and we'll have to see whether a perspective right administration. Should one take office pursue a different tack? There's some suspicion professor that even if President Trump's sullies the place settings for the next occupant of the white. House given the turmoil democracy pushback in Hong Kong, the oppression of ethnic minorities in western China these. Around Intellectual Property I, mean won't the next administration have to accept a period of antagonism with China at the very least there's no question that tensions in US China relations are here to stay. There are too many fundamental differences and disagreements, but a new administration might seek to confine those areas of tensions so that they don't overtake the entirety of the relationship and preclude pragmatic cooperation on everything from fighting the ongoing pandemic to trying to do more to Mitigate Climate Change Jessica Chen Weiss political scientists at Cornell University specialising in Chinese foreign policy. Thank you very much for speaking with us. My pleasure. Thanks for having me. This Sunday marked the thirtieth anniversary of a milestone in American. Civil Rights Law I. Now lift my pen to sign this Americans with Disability Act and say let the shameful wall exclusion finally come tumbling down God. Bless you all. The Ada signed as you heard there by President George H W. Bush barred discrimination against people with disabilities. It outlined the rights to reasonable accommodations in public life. South Korea has similar protections for its disabled citizens and just like in the US. Koreans with disabilities continue to push for greater inclusion from Seoul reporter Jason. Strother tells us about one of those advocates. hyun-sil unit leads me on a tour of Dokes Agung a former royal palace. Have you been to this ballots? Many talks of course maybe once a week. A lot of times. Outside performers are playing instruments and dressed in colorful nineteenth century. Costumes Hung, and I zigzag around the tourist snapping photos. 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"jessica chen" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Colors resistance. You recognition of the closure of the United States. Consulate Change China affected 200 Hours of July, Your Lord China forced today's closure as a response to last week's decision by the Trump administration to close the Chinese Consulate in Houston. Jessica Chen Weiss is a political scientist at Cornell University and an expert on Chinese foreign policy. How significant is the closure of a consulate? I mean, the Chinese government is called the closure that Houston consulate unprecedented political provocation. Do you agree, at least when it comes to US China relations. It's a significant development and it's certainly visually arresting. And I think it's ah sign of the dramatic downturn almost like that spiral in U. S China relations as the Trump Administration races toward the November election, motivated by an electoral strategy that's he's getting tough on China is a good way too. Divert attention from the administration's disastrous response to the pandemic as well. Loza sort of hawkish officials inside the Trump administration looking to make use of a closing window. To accelerate a decoupling and U. S. China relations. So the Trump administration is sighted Espionage is one reason for the closure of the Chinese Consulate in Houston. How much do you think the closure is based on real national security concerns versus an attempt to distract as you say. By the Trump White House. There are real concerns about Chinese espionage and theft, but in my opinion, we should be using a scalpel rather than a hammer to address them. Research has shown the value of having face to face diplomacy. Having fewer on the ground contacts and channels makes it harder for the United States and trying to communicate and defuse the growing tensions. Both countries have a few more consulates in both places. The U. S and China and China in the U. S. Would you be surprised of this tit for tat of consulate closures just continues until Both countries are just left with kind of symbolic embassies. And where would the U. S and China be at that point? Well, that really depends. I think right now on what the Trump administration does China, I think picked the Chengdu Consulate as a carefully calibrated retaliation meant to signal that China was going to give as good as it gets, but not try to escalate. The situation further and we'll just have to see what happens on the US side now. What does this mean? Then for US China relations. I mean, because their accusations of espionage close diplomatic channels, it feels very cold War with potential for more escalation. Is that what's going on? We have seen Chinese officials indicating an interest in exploring potential off ramps. I'm not sure that we have the political will on the US side. To try to defuse the confrontation that it seems to me they very much want that dynamic, I think is likely to continue leading up to November and we'll have to see whether Perspective Fight administration should one take office pursue a different tack. There's some suspicion, professor that even if President Trump's sullies the place settings for the next occupant of the White House Given the turmoil of democracy pushed back in Hong Kong, the oppression of ethnic minorities in western China. These issues around intellectual property. I mean, won't the next administration have to accept a period of antagonism with China at the very least, Original question that tensions in U. S China relations are here to stay there too many fundamental differences and disagreements. But a new administration might seek to confine those areas of tensions so that they don't overtake the entirety of the relationship and preclude pragmatic cooperation on everything from fighting the ongoing planned Act two Trying to do more to mitigate climate change. Jessica Chen Wai's a political scientist at Cornell University specializing in Chinese foreign policy. Thank you very much for speaking with us. My pleasure. Thanks for having me. This Sunday marked the 30th anniversary of a milestone in American civil rights law. Now lift my pen to sign this Americans with Disability Act and say, let the shameful wall of exclusion Finally come tumbling down. God bless you all. Thie A D. A..
"jessica chen" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"The green bail schoolboys is under the direction of jessica chen with our national anthem tonight here at barclays center before they still between the new york islanders and the nashville predators you're ever result john hey there and garrett rank on the lines ryan galloway and steve barton the starting line of course visiting predators ingoal expec arena on the fence matisse komen tk sue bad the center is ryan jill hanson he's got caught citizens on his left and victor arvidsson jewish right for the new york islanders yoho lock back between the pipes ryan poet and adam pelletreau this noting decontamination bars eldest center anders liam left and jordan beverley on the right eyles beat the parade six that you in nashville back on october twenty eight john to bears out a natural hattrick jordan heavily scored his first two goals as a milder and new york goes for the sweep of the season series brothers are the visiting white their trimmed in black and gold they'll go left the right this period with tech arena stretching out well above decrease in the net to are left in the home blew their trim his orange and white they go right to left with yahoo lockett topped the paint two hour right so we go to center race matt bars l for the islanders against ryan joe hanson for the predators the referee setting them both checking the netminders and we are just about set for hockey sticks down puk down underway tonight from brooklyn we thank you so much for joining us for new york islanders hockey creditors where the opening draw dump it behind the elder net ryan johathan on fear the vicar arvidsson create a rightwing corner he slammed into the wall by public with the prince get the puck out the left point with he is hack home as it jump on attacked the center he dumps it in but nashville must tag up and get back on side let me out as caught on the break out here stretch facet center off the states of andhra sleep cured near belief that camp that indeed rightly corner predators bars l on it senator emily in the highest knock but he couldn't grab it arvidsson state that the other way right we've got to the outer blue pounded on yahoo lock who steers it into the far corner it out of play thirty eight seconds in a way scoreless opening braemar firstperiod action underwritten by professional physical therapy is seven two gere laura once he islander balances coming off hallmark of.