19 Burst results for "Jonathan Fenby"
Britain And How Bigger And Smaller Cities Deal With Leaving
"Okay well finally on the news panel there is a perfectly makeable case pretty much every conflict of time with a military or political or cultural is to some extent or another a conflict between the city and the country between that is those who choose to live in cities which tend towards the liberal multicultural and those who prefer the country which tends to conservative and homogeneous the only one of Britain's big cities which voted leave in two thousand sixteen for example was Birmingham and that by a wafer rish margin an Indian social enterprise called grassroots that's our a ut es reckons it might have a solution they are organizing home stays in rural villages for Indian urbanites some point is and it's a reasonable point that there has been more royal the has been an enormous migration from the country in India to the increasingly -versities there are still literally hundreds of millions of people living in rural India who the the more powerful cities tend to forget about on that basis is this a good idea personally I think yes I think that's a problem that not only India has book globally we have and I think the way the world is changing in that way that we're living in the way we developing technology is an increase in this spotlight on CICI's on major complicities and I think that's going to be a problem for everyone I mean Indian population is huge which there is so much potential in the countryside and in rural areas that I think it would be it would be kind of wrong of them to to not focus on and not do something with that and I know there's an argument about is this kind of taking advantage but when I look at an competitor when I look and obviously we don't have the same population but when look at brexit and the the mass device that we have in our country now so much of the is because there is just this massive disconnect I grew up in Newcastle which has the other end of the country and me and so many of my friends have ended up in London because every absolutely nothing for us in Newcastle and that sorry that might sound yeah I say absolutely no I'm going to stay in London for if you're looking for certain things if you want kind of rise and if your ambitious there's just not that same level in in the cities and that's why I think yes absolutely need folks on the rest of the city's but being the case should should have program like grassroots also operating in the other direction should they be bringing people in from rural areas to live in big cities forbidden see see if they like it you can definitely let's call it an exchange right purr purr like a student exchange I don't know I think I I think the main problem is people will always flock to big cities naturally because of opportunity so if you start building up more rural areas or offering alternative kind of ways of income of life of kind of divergent things then I think that's always going to balance out and it should be Jonathan is ultimately the that divide between the city in the country reconcilable because I wasn't I don't think being entirely preposterous earlier in setting that up as the basis for for most modern conflicts you could certainly apply dynamic to the civil war in Bosnia for example to the civil war in Iraq and many many others these are all substantially conflicts between the urban and the rural and of course Mazzi thome believed let's get the over in youth back to the country and somehow we'll say comme rouge they will become pure and wonderful and that's the danger you can idealize I think the countryside Assad and I'm not sure I think Indian initiative has much to be said for it but is this basically just a short time tourism for overnights in a twee rural setting and he's that is very negative not even though is is it. R&B basically in the Indian village if it starts something wider than I definitely a case for it and it has to start somewhere if it starts with tourism than short why not you have to be careful about which benign take to visit exactly countryside for fear of reinforcing all the worst stereotypes they were Iran maybe it's not always about taking people from the city into the countryside maybe is about well let's just put our attention folks resources into those areas and how we can develop and so people naturally wants to be in those spaces I moved from Newcastle to have wanted to be in that space right how do we build up some our daddy and Jonathan Fenby thank you you both for joining us you're listening to the briefing monocle twenty four
Trump postpones Denmark trip over Greenland sale
"President. Donald trump has cancelled an upcoming trip to denmark. The decision comes as the u._s. President made the outlandish outlandish even for him suggestion this week that the u._s. could potentially by greenland greenland is autonomous danish territory and as we have been being told not for sale. Here's what mr trump has been saying about it recently. Essentially it's a large real estate deal. A lot of things could be done so hurting denmark very badly because they're losing almost seven hundred million dollars a year carrying so they carry it at a great loss and strategically for the united states that would be nice and we're a big ally of denmark and we helped denmark and we protect denmark and we will <hes> in fact. I'm supposed to stop. I'm thinking what about going. There definitely going there but i may be going. We're going to poland and then we may be going to denmark not for this reason at all but <hes> we're looking at it. It's not number one in the burner okay robin. I need to bring up something. One observation trump seems to reference the that greenland has been operating at a loss for denmark. It almost sounds as if he's talking about an asset accompany or perhaps even a used car aw but that's the way he sees the world isn't it. I mean you just played the clip a large real estate deal. I've been that that is his background. That's the way he sees the world. It's all to do with buying canceling profit and loss <hes> doing deals however i think we're making a mistake th th the thing i think we need to do whenever mr trump says something else. Land dish rush is to see what it is. He doesn't want us to be talking about and i was looking at what he was tweeting about before. Greenland suddenly became the big trump story. He's tweeting tweeting about a new fox news poll which he really objected to because it showed him likely to lose to any one of the main democratic party candidates did it in the presidential election next year and he said something going on fox <hes> that fake news as well just like everybody else and he got really upset the other thing that he was tweeting about was that book this book. That's just come out by his former. Rather short lived <hes> press advisor anthony scaramucci which is less than polite about mr trump scaramucci and other disgruntled former employees called him a highly unstable nut job. He didn't want us talking about that. He's perfectly happy for us to talk about greenland. He's joking his critics around. He's dominating the agenda. Which is what he loves to do. We know from several counts that if he's not on the headline turned on the t._v. T._v. news headlines. He objects speeches around. They talking about me. He's got what he wanted well in date and is very very difficult to navigate the news agenda endo when adults saying that donald trump is constantly at the steering wheel as to what we ought to be talking about oh. We'll be talking about <hes> linda when you saw this news break a couple of days ago did you. Who did you think that donald trump or even his wider administration were treating these with any degree of seriousness whatsoever look. I'll admit when we spoke about it i on this. It's very program. I seem to recall a jonathan fenby saying that he wasn't sure where the story came from couldn't even possibly believe that trump had actually said this but it does seem as if trump <hes> and he's watered administration do think that that greenland could possibly be for sale
"jonathan fenby" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"The financial times newspaper today. She'll just stay at home until the people liberation army goes away. We'll joining me to explore this and some of the other stories making today's headlines. <hes> daniela pellet is managing editor of the institute for war and peace reporting and jonathan fenby chairman of china research and direct tears lombard. Welcome both to the program <hes> jonathan. Let's begin with you the the last few days. We've palpably seen things quicken pace fastener haven't we we have indeed <hes> we've also seen that the rhetoric from the chinese side and the the the massing of troops just across the border in shenzhen <hes> together with a warning at one point they are only ten minutes away from hong kong that is undoubtedly raised the temperature from that side of the eldest height. We had <hes> the airport occupation by the protesters which turn pretty islands <hes> towards the end now as it were both sides are looking at each other wondering whether go next it is something that i think a lot of us are are expecting nothing nothing violence to happen army because many are saying the chinese and he's wouldn't dare well. It's i think that's <hes> that's not very hopeful. Really the chinese made it clear unusually a because they didn't like to refer to a gentleman that times have changed and they don't anticipate that kind of a scenario but sunday there is plan the biggest rally we so far now the million people on the streets <hes> there has been violence. These kind of events do attract violence whether by al-sham provocateurs says or just by the nature having a lot of people around <hes> so i think sunday looks likely to be a flashpoint. I think we should watch out for that. Would you agree with that journal. It's a flash point but it'll be the main question which is obvious to say is the extent to which the demonstrators shun will will remain peaceful and just huge number of people which is quite difficult for beijing to object to if you like in the way that it has been done to the violence with talk of united the sprouts of terrorism and so on <hes> i think the cost i for the central government of military intervention still remains very high and if you had if you imagine that you had military intervention and by the way what happens off towards how does beijing control a territory as sophisticated as complex as hong kong with seven million the people there is a thing that quoted a a woman he said financial the financial times that she'll just stay at home until the people's liberation army goes away in the protesters is we'll. Just let them do let the the the role in and do what it needs to do. The second half of that quote daniela says i'll probably just at home anticipating the the withdrawal of all foreign investment from hong kong and the possible economic collapse of china that will follow. What's the likelihood of that would be quite quiet. This is the thing i mean there's a lot at stake cares very different a different kettle of fish in many ways this has played out according to the classic international playbook of <hes> demonstrations under remove repressive regime. It being blamed outside actors and l. infiltrators. Apparently this is america's doing helped by some american interference now tweets from <hes> donald trump but <hes> <hes> the the way ladies things usually play out as well is that there is the <hes> you know the regime is seen as ultimately the harbinger of stability as opposed hi sta chaos and so people eventually will make a choice <hes> <hes> the better the what's particular. This issue is that <hes> robust action action by china will lead to such economic <hes> chaos that right. Which do you choose tuna sandwich chaos. Do you think is likely to be chosen. Okay well chaotic things going on around the same time <hes> in the whole china confrontation over trade but over annoymous number of other things too and i think you know you have to fit hong kong into <hes> that <hes> context there but i think one one thing is clear is that hong kong in the future will not be what hong kong laws in the past in which way i mean economically. We've already seen real changes happen..
"jonathan fenby" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"Possible that we could be looking at a return to more ritual associated with cinema. I'm thinking of a full blown did they play the national anthem before. Or after they used to play rights at the end than you tried to get out of the cinema before. Yeah. I think the the whole thing the national anthem and whatever else it is. They used to do somebody down the front playing piano, perhaps that would be I think that you know, recently, there's been a lot of discussion of how Hollywood films are Hollywood is being rejuvinated, and we have a lot more films that are about issues that are not necessarily kind of mainstream issues anymore, and perhaps more rituals one way to kind of live in that up as well have only the review seen or are you not tring plans to see avengers and going I straight admission I have not seen it on the other hand. All my children have owes in it and the grandchildren longing to see it. So I'm the one out of step your family's doing its bit. It's it's doing its bit didn't complain about it being too long color. I will admit that. I knew nothing about the film. Are you now enticed kind of known? Okay. If you're allowed out, hopefully, so yeah, exactly. I I haven't seen it either. Because I don't go to the cinema because they've got people with phones in them that does bring us to the end of today show Jonathan Fenby on Noor thank you for joining us majori. How's the show is produced by Tom whole research by Mando, Augusta Pacheco and to raise them Julios GD manager Christie Evans music, next nineteen hundred it's the entrepreneurs, but Daniel Bates this more than the day's big stories on the daily at twenty two hundred Dory. House returns eighteen hundred London time tomorrow, Andrew Mila. Thank you very much for listening..
"jonathan fenby" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"You're listening to Midori house. First broadcast on the first of may two thousand and nineteen on monocle twenty four. Hello and welcome to Madari house coming to you live from studio while the here in London. I'm Andrew Miller on today's show those China US trade talks they getting anywhere or has Donald Trump set them up to fail. My guests. Jonathan Fenby on collared Banura will be discussing this and the day's other top stories, including Sri Lanka's fears that they are merely the first target of Islam states next campaign. What we've learned so far about Indonesia's election and. Thousand years ago. I fought my way out of that cave. Became ironman is three hours too long to watch one film in one go that's all coming up on the Dory. House on monocle twenty four. And welcome to Madari house. My guest today. Our Jonathan Fenby chairman of China research and director of European political research tia's Lombard, also an author and journalist and collarbone Noor a senior teaching fellow in southeast Asian politics at so as he in London, welcome both, and we will start in Beijing. And the reminder that amid the undignified circus still occurring in Washington DC attempts at what older listeners might remember as actual governance are occurring specifically in this instance, the latest round of trade talks between the United States and China which have wrapped up for the moment and are due to resume in Washington next week US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has described the latest round of discussions as productive. But as politicians use this adjective to describe any meeting, which no furniture was actually thrown. It's hard to know how much to read into this Jonathan first of all how important are these talks? Oh, they are very important. Indeed there. Important because the length of time that the medications have been going on the threat that the trade war could get worse if they fail have induced a lot of uncertainty. What's avoidance of risk? Let's say across the world economy and a contraction of supply chain activity and of trade, generally. So if you want the global economy to start taking over faster and more strongly, you need a trade deal between the US and China. Do you think caller that the United States is actually approaching these series Lee? Or is the idea that Donald Trump can just set up an another sort of throwing over off the table and flouting. I think that there is a seriousness, but it's not it's not really Donald Trump who is the main actor here. It's the trade hawks, namely, Robert lighthizer and Peter Navarro. These are people who are very very serious about what they believed to be the United States is position in the in the world trade system constantly being behind the eight ball in terms of the WTO, which is of course, debatable, and certainly the United States position in terms of trade vis-a-vis, China, they see this as an opportunity to the mixture here, which is very interesting is that you have kind of bad cop bad cop scenario in which Trump is able to ratchet up the pressure in all kinds of ways that are that are Inouye substantive. And then you have lighthizer and Navarro who are able to actually craft precise demands. It's the combination of these whether or not this will actually produce real results. I think that's the question Jonathan how in I guess to ask the same question from the other side how seriously invested in this do you think China resort? Are we approaching the point where they look at Donald Trump and think, you know, we can we can leave with another year and a half of this clown until hopefully somebody series is in the White House. Instead wealthier is it may not be a year and a half it may be five and a half years. And so on they're looking they underestimated Trump's chances of victory and they've got from wrong through most of the early part of his his presidency must be said try net can give way on a number of issues. The question really is whether the Americans, and that's a Trump settles for deal, which is primarily about tariffs..
"jonathan fenby" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"To the daily on twenty four this weekend. We'll see the sixtieth anniversary of the day that the Dalai Lama, these spiritual leader Tabet and Buddhists worked out of Tibet and into exile. In India in the six decades since the Dalai Lama now eighty three has not succeeded in winning Tabet its independence back, but has very much succeeded in making bits independence 'cause and himself something of a Saint among people not usually inclined towards awarding such accolades. He has also not incidentally to the aforementioned being persistent and infuriating if vexing Lee genial nemesis to the communist party of China will earlier I discussed the Dalai Lama's legacy with Jonathan Fenby chairman of China research, director of European political research teams Lombard and former editor of the South China Morning post, Jonathan if we look back over that sixty year period during which the current Dali Lama has been the exiled leader of the bitten people, the spiritual leader at least does he. We have a a headline accomplishment in that six decades. Yes, he's kept the cools for which he stands has chosen to stand alive. Earthly internationally on the other hand, it must be said that within Tabet itself, it's been probably mostly downhill on the Chinese pressure ever since he left in nineteen Fifty-nine. Is there a difference significant difference at least in in how he's perceived abroad, especially by those who have embraced him and the Causey represents and how he seen by thebenz? Well, I think he's still seem by lot of Bettman's as the spiritual leader. There's no doubt. I mean that can be the reason why the Chinese are so insistent on poor mouthing him trying to prevent him having an influence and moving against foreign leaders who happen to meet the deli Lama, including for instance, David Cameron when he was prime minister in Britain who had a brief meeting with the Dalai Lama of hunt himself. Put on the naughty step by China for the next couple of years after that. I think I'm writing recording. When president Barrack Obama met the deli Lama. They're very keen to ensure there was no moving picture images of that meeting. There was one possibly even black and white still photo of and it's a walk by as if it happened by challenge. Than to be walking in one direction of the president in the other. And they happen to meet you quite right to point out that the very fact that Beijing has seen so vexed by him would seem to suggest on its own that he has been an affective advocate, but has he being an effective advocate because if he's alternate goal in the ultimate goal of the people represents is to have their own country back to bet actually seems further from that ambition now than it did sixty years ago. Absolutely. I mean, I'm not sure that his ambition Isreaeli to as you put it have his country bag. I think it was it's the have more internal autonomy. And so on with to let Tabet run itself if you like within the People's Republic of China whereas ever since a communist took power indeed earlier on the Chinese central government has been very anxious to exercise control over Tibet. This was first of all done militarily and recently has been done. More more economically with lots of systems on eight. Being channeled in but very much for projects which approved by Beijing, which very very often run by ham Chinese immigrants send into Tabet to run the place. What do you make of the value of his fairly obvious understanding of his own celebrity? He ha- he has been a great pitch man for himself at that level. And that he has turned himself into somebody that Hollywood actors wished to be seen with an wish to be photographed with he gets invited to all the fancy parties, and so forth has that entirely being a selfless sacrifice on behalf of his people. Would you get the census part of the quite enjoys it? I think he he seems to small quite a lot of these occasions..
"jonathan fenby" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"Into you live from studio one here in London. I'm Andrew Miller on today's show. We've done this bit. I'm joined by Michael Binion and Jonathan Fenby. Jonathan is the former editor the South China Morning post nail chairman of China research and director of European political research at tia's Lombard, Michael Binion's, foreign affairs specialist with the times. I am now reading from the correct bit of script. Welcome both to the show, and we will start with Russia and with the increasingly bizarre spectacle of the interminable press conference with which President Vladimir Putin. Enjoy seeing the year out this is has been especially peculiar with a recurring theme of Putin insisting on the democratic legitimacy of votes. Elsewhere in the world upon which Russia has had an influence yet to be determined Trump in the US Brexit in the UK PGN also addressed various other Melfi senses of which Russia has been accused and issued his traditional denials of absolutely everything. Michael did we learn anything? Well, we let the press. Putin is a must of how to turn things around and play back the story to other audiences and quite cleverly. So he's well-briefed. He's always well-briefed. He has probably been given advance warning of what all the questions are. But he picked some pretty tough questions in order to deal with them head on. And he does deal with them head on as you say the whole question of Russian interference in other people's elections is a big topic, which all-russian listeners, and readers and general public have heard about they're not from their own media. So Putin new he's got her address it, and he did Jonathan I'm I'm always quite mesmerized by this marathon press conference that Putin gives every year because it's it's one very few times at which you get a sense that he's actually enjoying himself. And he he does appear to rather enjoy taking on reporters. Who as Michael says? I'm sure are handpicked. He's told very well in advance what they going to ask the perils of deviating from the script to not bear thinking about. But nevertheless, he does. Zepeda actually quite enjoy it. Yes. When he knows they give me no surprises. I think as you say, and he plunges in and it's a great set piece occasion for him. I mean, that's the way some leaders. Do use press conferences, not so much to reply to questions as to have their own big show there. I think back to when I was in Paris and Charles de goal who made of course, speciale let's see of this the press conference at which all the questions were indeed, Julie planted there. Indeed one year, the reporter who was meant to ask about something wasn't there for some reason and to go simply said, oh, it seems to me that there is a question of. Intern himself. This was completely. This was be high theater, which the go enjoyed enormously until he became too old to carry it off. And I think Putin has the same. Well, I have to say he's actually bit sharper, Putin's Mitch because I've been to three press conferences, given to foreign correspondents. When the questions weren't landed at all I asked one of them once and he came straight back. We had all the facts he knew roughly what we were going to ask. This is this is this was Putin rather than to goal. Say when we say veteran comments. Veteran but was pretty well briefed. And he knows what the questions are likely to be. I asked him about the role of religion in Russia, and he came really straight back with very good answer. And he as you say he does enjoy it because he is on top of the subject. He's on top of most of the subjects, and he commands the agenda, and he can wing it. I mean, he thinks on his feet, and he knows how to respond on his feet and also he's very very well aware of what are the tricky points for Russian policy, and how to get rounded and old KGB training is always throw the accusation back in the face of the accusers. Hence, the host stuff about teaching Britain. What Brexit, and what democracy is all about it just full of that up. Michael. Did you get any sense at any of the the Putin press conferences, you attended that any of the questions whether from you or anyone else deed rattle him slightly or or catch him out a little bit..
"jonathan fenby" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Good luck with the patent a bit. What do you think is important chapter right now John taught me about that what we really need to know going into this meeting to frame it beyond just this weekend. Well, we need to know whether the two leaders Trump, and she can establish some kind of mutual interest in continuing setting up and continuing a dialogue. That's what's been missing. I mean, there's no doubt that China was caught caught off balance by Trump by the tariffs. By other US moves, and it's it read Washington pretty badly wrong with China. It's gotta get that right now. And it's going to have confidence that it can establish some kind of working lasting relationship with the Trump administration. And of course, that isn't easy thought me because of the way the president. It's pretty volatile is statements and also the uncertainty is to is actually running policy under him. Visit treasury is it the more hawkish trade representatives. China is a bit. See I think in this, and what are the important things at the dinner when they look at each other across the table will be to say, hey, let's have some clarity in this relationship Jonathan you'll remember that phrase from Neil, Ferguson, and others chime merica, it wasn't that long ago. We're talking about China and American needing each other for various different things. Now, we're talking about increasing tension to. Countries just on the path towards collision. In fact, maybe we've got that collision already. Do you think it's better off looking at this is America versus China and not just the president of the United States? Donald Trump versus Sheesh thing. Because this is something that could transcend administration copy on just ten years. Yeah. Absolutely. You put your finger on what has been striking and where the Chinese got this pretty badly wrong during the course of this year is the extent of bipartisan support for the White House for the tough live with China. I think we era of constructive engagement as it was cold, which we saw him the Bill Clinton another's is passed. Now tariffs the being brutal. But they've acted as a kind of rallying cry. I think poor America vis-a-vis, China and China have to reassess its own policy that is not proving very easy. Let me reset them. Warning for you. We welcome all of you across the nation and worldwide, Bloomberg surveillance, John Farrow and Tom Keene. Many moving parts today the drama in Washington a little bit going on in Europe. And for global Wall Street Deutsche Bank, really front and center with a very difficult morning. Just a little bit away from a seven-year-old handle on Deutsche Bank in new record weakness. Michael Mckee with some series. We're gonna finish up here with Jonathan Fenby, of course, outstanding on China and the kings of China Jonathan Fenby my experience with China is it's always about food. It was that way with the emperor's you studied of hundreds of years ago. It's that way with president. She what have you and your team seen recently with food inflation in China? Well, that's definitely crude inflation is the building up in China because of poor poor is extremely important in China. It's a big driver of CPI inflation. We've had the the pig disease spreading through China, maybe getting outside China. According to some reports have the last couple of days a bath is sending up food inflation. In china? There's also the question of if China switches away from US agricultural products, whether it'll get the higher priced imports. And of course, it's trying to ramp up self-sufficiency in food, but that is a very old story in China. And I think that's still going to be dependent picnic on lots of imports. But I think the issue that we're getting at here aside just poke as that, then course, domestic issues that are distinct some discussion that will this weekend and into next year and beyond. Absolutely. We've got we are in the process of a slowdown in growth in China. I think the administration is serious about getting to grips with the debt. Least capping that and reducing the the degree of leverage. But at the same time, they're stuck because they need to peop- certain level of growth going in order to keep the citizens of China generally, happy with the regime. This is a very acute sensitive balancing issue, which the trade disputes certainly doesn't help Johnson. Thank you so much greatly. Appreciate it this morning, and again is book on China. I'll get it out on Twitter and on Tom Keene books is just absolutely fabulous. Absolutely fabulous wearing signing gray this morning in Buenos Aires, Michael Mckee. You wear a light grey suit for every signing, and this is a multilateral signing. Or what in today's world looks like a multilateral moment of the new NAFTA of America of Canada, and Mexico, Michael you have followed this story from day one. Is there any emotion or angle or body language to this signing or is it just another g twenty.
"jonathan fenby" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"You're back with Madari house with me under Melissa with me, Linda, you and Jonathan Fenby. Now the popular image of Japan is one of a rigid, the orderly unlawful society, which is perhaps why such scandals as do occur, they are seen as more surprising and why they prompt such picturesque penitence. Senior officials from Tokyo Medical University have undertaken a measure of abject bowing following the revelation by the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper that for more than a decade, the university has been cooking its entrance exam results to reduce its intake of female students and to increase increase. Rather its intake of students who'd made donations to the university. Linda. I'm mesmerized by this story as I am by all stories such as this, it's just it's the thought of the initial meeting at which someone floats this idea and and no one else table just goes guys know this is this is terrible. We will get caught and. Leaving aside the whole. This is obviously no sort of way to behave thing. Yeah, this is going to end this end up without sort of nodding in scraping towards a large gaggle of gleeful journalists. So I guess, yes, somebody that media probably should've said a him. So do you think that is the best way to to ensure that we have? We had the most mirror basis as you certainly want for doctors. What was fascinating actually about this? Is that before they started with this plan, forty percent of the of their students were women and then dropped dramatically fiddled the test scores. And I think a couple of things. One is, obviously, this is absolutely terrible. I can't remember. I can't. I can't think of what anybody thinks. This is a great reason. I think the the reasons that the Japanese newspaper mentioned or that women will have career interruptions, so therefore they won't give a good return. I don't think there's any. You can't give any support to that for women who have given birth are rendered completely incapable of functioning doctors. There often. The other thing is you have to realize over the last few years under Shinzo obey. So this pretty much coincides with Shinzo. Abe's term is prime minister. He's been focused on promoting women and gender equality. It's his way of trying to move women up into the workforce and promote them so that women Nomex, so that Japan can enjoy the growth benefits that western economies enjoyed when women were added to the workforce after World War Two, that boosted GDP by something like fourteen percent so goes completely gangs. Really, what everyone else had country seems to be talking about, which is how can we get more women into professions into work because this is going to be one of the keys to ending three decades of segregation Jonathan institutions of all sorts of Bisley have absurd and terrible ideas in all countries all the time. But this particular sort of scandal is this as unusual as we think it is by Japanese. Standards? Probably not. No, I think. I also the evidence and I wouldn't be able to produce a great deal of it. But I think the cleaned of institution which this appears this university appears to conform to is quite Japanese and is the kind of closed organization where one assumes the idea came down from a hierarchy came down on high. And as you say, nobody would say, hey, this is a about idea in itself. And Secondly, we're going to be found out there was a feeling that we can do this. We're not going to argue with whoever it was, who was senior, who proposed this, and somehow we are going to be. This is another common stereotype of Japan. Of course, very strictly hierarchy being to hierarchy tune stereotyping, but it would be an explanation goes backwards up the train. Saying, we're not going to do this. This is terrible, and there's the feeling that the Meteo that this will not be subject to public gaze. The media will play along with this and we can get away with it. Basically, Linda, you quite correctly pointed out that Japan certainly in terms of developed nations is dragging the chain somewhat on gender equality in the workplace. In that Shinzo obey has been trying to rectify that. There are as you also pointed out, there's the fact that it's it's basically the right and decent thing to do and to his economic insanity. Not to that all being said, well, that will be the case. Are we at least encouraged by the public response to the scandal breaking which does appear to have been one of actually point genuine outrage, hey..
"jonathan fenby" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"I had no idea what what effect will have, but the the, it's not uncommon for the president to lose congress. And normally what it does is that it ties the hands of the president, the executive branch. So what you see, so say, say in this scenario, they win both houses, which I don't think is likely. But if they just went one house, it just means that for President Trump to do anything. He has to seek out more members of his own party to make compromises something that he hasn't really been that great at doing. But say in the very unlikely scenario, the Democrats take over me who knows could happen. Then he might end up like Obama in the last two years of his presidency, which is to rely on executive orders. In other words, it's so difficult to get legislation through that. There's a limited range of things the president will end up focusing on because that's all the president can really do. But within those powers, I'm afraid our trade immigration and a lot of foreign policies. Death over all humankind. This is the domestic agenda. I guess I'm trying to say because what we also have in this is we've been talked about United Trump the Democrats, but we have the dynamic of Trump of the Republican party and Trump has made the running so far, particularly the moment and so on. But if the midterms turned bad for the Republicans, the question then would be, would the party pull itself together and say, this man is leading us off the cliff just to follow that up the Jonathan, right? Yes. To recap, a lot of what we've been talking about is a if we focused, especially on the Ohio twelfth district, which must of the attention has been on Republican incumbent retiring so who whoever wins, this is not going to be potentially not going to be a member of congress very loan, but it has been, I will. The result is not by any means decided yet, but it looks as if the Republican candidate has just about full and over the line. Is it a mistake vote to infer general trends from things like this? I is it in the same way that in in Britain, by-elections traditionally RIC. As an excuse to give the government of the of bit of a kicking? Yes, it's a mistake, but it's all we got to go on basically, which is why by-elections these kind of pasta. Small, small elections, have that effect. But as I understand it, if the Republicans won by the very, very slim margin in the twelfth district, that is predicted. If you then extrapolate that even to only half the seats up in the mid terms, you get a pretty dramatic change because this should have been slam. Dunk, I think is the word as the Americans as the win for the Republicans. So this this is roughly like in Britain. Conservatives just squeaking home in a very, very safe home county seat. Okay. We'll we'll take a short break. Now you're listening to Madari house with me on me, Linda, you and Jonathan Fenby coming up next to university in Japan, becomes the latest institution to a forgotten to ask the always crucial question. What could possibly go wrong. Tired of seeing the same few tedious tourist haunts. Well, wonderful travel guide series has stopped off in thirty plus cities and counting in order to dispense advice on travelling light on the..
"jonathan fenby" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Bulletin with UBS
"Presumably it's quite complicated as a web of affiliated sectors and businesses that could be affected one way or the other. That's right. Daryn portion of real estate was in GDP attorney did. He is mated by our economies that about certain percents only, but that also twice about the level you would see over the long term in advance market economies. So it's still very high, but much more interesting work we have done with new UBS is looking as you said, the interaction between real estate and construction and all the deliveries. And the commodities consumptions is related to this section boom, and we state boom. So we come to at least twenty five percent of the economy being direct. Early all evily indirectly in a sense linked to state. So that means we have base of our economies. Now in China, ten percent correction in the real estate market overall would mean two point, five percentage point less GDP grows and that's usually goes under one thing I wanted to ask you about, and it was interesting. The section of the piece about this was about oversupply and some of the issues around that. And of course, I guess the context of this is the real estate, boom. We've seen over what twenty years or so is essentially unprecedented whether there's no precedent always make things a little more tricky signs of of oversupply on that. And yet construction continues apace yet residential floors based and the construction amounts to five, three billion square meters, which is very high number. And if you assume, for example, eighty square meters per unit and three persons per household. That would be enough. Case for twenty million people, which means like call of the urban population of the past twenty years. But you see, also, there are around fifty Coasties existing in China. And from there you see that there is a lot of houses also empty houses and what we see as well as the major demand group, which are the age cohort twenty five to forty four year old people that those are declining. So we assume with less demand because of this declining of this main driver of residential house. More from Sandra and Thomas in just a moment. Next though we bring in Monaco twenty four, regular, Jonathan Fenby form editor of the South China Morning post. And now chairman of China research at tears Lombard. Jonathan Fenby. If we take a step back here and look at the big, the very big picture here, give us a sense of what perhaps might preoccupy investors. For example, indeed, if we don't focus on real estate to loan, but look at some data that this report highlights, for instance, rising debt and slowing growth, the debt to GDP ratio those the big potential worries as you see it, or does that concern of policy missteps, potential policy missteps actually present more of a concern. I guess the whole economy is a much more complex thing to handle than it was even a couple of decades ago because economic decision making the top has been so centralized on the Xi Jinping over the last two to three years. Obviously, the room for mistakes becomes. All the greater and I would say, I'm the lying. The basic problem is that while she's in ping how the people around him recognize the need for economic modernisation, both in terms of getting into new technology sectors and in making the economy more effective, they are still absolutely wedded to the state direction run by the communist party and pass. I'm an old western angle liberal, but I think there is a fundamental contradiction there between the buttressing the strengthening of the party states and the innovation which is needed. And you see that some of the biggest innovative sectors in China. Notably, let's say the online sector which is gone ahead, enormous rate, setting world records that ineffective. You look at it takes place within a state regulated ring. And is part in a sense of the party state apparatus. And the question is if things became difficult at some point and the leadership was putting the preservation and the strengthening of the party stayed. I would that have a negative effect on economic stability and economic growth, but economic stability in an economy where an awful lot commodity heights are still controlled by the central communist party and government, Jonathan Fenby next more from EDS wealth management, Thomas and Sandra, only real estate market, look at how the sector into links with so many others..
"jonathan fenby" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"And jonathan fenby google's parent firm alphabet was reported a few weeks back to have cash reserves of just north of one hundred billion us dollars that being the case it's unlikely that bailiffs will be required to settle a fine of five billion us dollars imposed by the european commission on the grounds that google has used its android operating system to illegally monopolize online searching but five billion dollars is five billion dollars and is also perhaps an indication that in the online world legislation is beginning to catch up with technology jonathan is that what's going on here in traditionally in all fields legislation runs behind technological advancement for obese reasons but is is this the the wild west of the online world being say on undoing your your runaway you know what there's there's a sheriff involves here sheriff in the person of the commission the competition commissioner who is making a big thing of this of going for the big internet companies and trying to karol them to use your metaphor kathleen ave becoming too powerful the big internet companies because it is it is a calling to power that we haven't seen before and it's it's quite difficult to quantify well i am i have i have mixed feelings about this on the one hand we insist on mrs redden tooth and claw in order to you know to get the shareholders insist on profits and so forth and people get elected president because they're great businessmen and so forth and so in that sense i have bought a one percent sympathy with google but on the other hand and it you know i'm a consumer i'm not hotshot businessman and i would like to be able to trust you know with the you know the the show shopping and i would like to think that if i wanted to get an app and i don't i could get an app without android having to to to pay for it seoul no it's it's if you if you believe in competition and all americans are meant to do so it's a good thing i mean google is not going to worry about little a little little fly like margaret vich dogar he's a fractious woman and she's incredibly good and so forth but what may happen is if they don't do it they then get five percent of their monthly income taken away in a fine now that might actually start to to hurt a little bit is there an argument jonathan the reason that google has become the dominant force it it has that it just provides an extremely good product which people like yes i think so i mean if one imagines i mean i'll use google over time as wheel does everybody and if you imagine life without google it is a very different kind of life and it does provide a service which is demonstrably extremely useful in lots of different ways now whether it is then goes onto abuse the position which that usefulness gives it is in a sense different matter i think from the the nature of the the basic service that google is providing in terms of information on one hand it's it's it's the fact that it is user friendly and yet but the other hand is have they prevented others producing userfriendly systems as well and that's the crux of the matter of this particular case all have they prevented others providing better or different exactly of services but that's always the trouble kathleen with we've monopolies which is what has affectively become they get to a point where they do blot out or competition and they do blot out all you know in inquiry and well in google's case almost like they they block out the sun is there are we at the point yet or are we going to get the point at which there is going to be yamin for forcibly breaking them up well it happened to eighteen due to various other huge conglomerates it's hard to see what the one company gets that server another company gets that server i mean.
"jonathan fenby" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Jack invasion regime change if donald trump seriously thinks that that is going to come about then a lot of very docket diplomacy that will have to be done a richard lloyd parry asia for the time snoop newspaper thank you very much for joining us here on the briefing on the back off today summit join as suggesting sanctions should be east or north korea beijing is the north most important economic and diplomatic partner bus did sign up for of un sanctions following pyongyang's repeats his nuclear and missile tests for more i'm joined by jonathan fenby author off will join a dominate the twenty first century jonathan welcome to the program so could you first explain why is china so keen to get the sanctions removed well china wants to establish his own hitter relationship will strengthen it over late let's say with north korea and this is quite lousy economic now kim jong on earlier this year said that he would add developing the economy to the weapons program as a main priority for the regime and china sea is an economically prosperous north korea as a useful and friendly neighbor and sees its own industries and companies getting involved in that process of rebuilding north korea so it's quite keen to move onto the puzzle tive rather than the negative economic front well how has beijing then viewed today summit in singapore i think anything what we pretty happy we had a period when kim and the chinese leader xi jinping well obviously not on good terms xi jinping was said by an american ambassador to reserve his strongest swear words for young kim but recently this year.
"jonathan fenby" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"Monocle has bureau around the world in tokyo hong kong singapore london toronto and new york city in tokyo bureau chief is fiona wilson bit such a big city but i think it's just one of these very layered cities most weeks there's something new to keep us interested you know other it's a new development or a new building a new fashion brand there's something about tokyo once you'll hear an you live here it gets more interesting if from monaco's editors and correspondents on the stories that matter on the places that everyday on monocle twenty four this is midori house live from london on monocle twenty four i'm daniel beach still with me kathleen burke and jonathan fenby when it comes to merchandizing and maps some places feel more pain than others just ask any new zealander or residents of the australian state of tasmania but in china maps carry extra political clout something the us clothing retailer gap now knows all too well gap apologizing today for what it referred to as an incorrect map of china which appears on t shirts omitting politically contentious territories such as taiwan well marietta and delta are among the corporations who have also apologized this year for how they've referred to taiwan macau and hong kong as has mercedesbenz for quoting tabet and spiritual leader the dalai lama is this just part of doing business in china jonathan following the official party lines yes i mean the the official poverty line has made it politic doing business in china.
"jonathan fenby" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"Live from london this is madari house i'm daniel beach coming up the united states will always be a great friend of israel and a partner in the cause of freedom and peace the president of peace not likely as the death toll in gaza climbs to sixty one following angry protests kathleen burg and jonathan fenby will join me to discuss a deadly eruption of violence in israel as the border braces for yet more unrest also ahead president putin builds a bridge crimea might be within easy reach but is the rest of the world getting only further away plus sports politics and awkward displays of loyalty and why china's got churlish over a t shirt that's all to come on midori house with me daniel beach so welcome to majori house my guest today are kathleen burke and jonathan fenby welcome both to the studio and to the program people in gaza began burying the dead today after the deadliest day of violence in twenty fourteen following weeks long protests over the gaza blockade is troops killed sixty one people and injured thousands there yesterday the funerals coincide with the seventieth anniversary of what palestinians referred to as the nakba this mass displacement of people after israel's creation the violence came along the gaza border as the us opened its brand new embassy in jerusalem moving it from tel aviv infuriating many palestinians donald trump broke with long standing us foreign policy here in a move that followed his campaign promise our greatest hope for peace he said in eight recorded message at the embassies opening a great day for israel he later tweeted the white house said the violence in gaza would not hinder its efforts to seek an.
"jonathan fenby" Discussed on Monocle 24: Midori House
"You're listening to meduri house first broadcast in the twelve of february two thousand eighteen on monocle 24 hello and welcome to midori house coming to you live from studio i'm here in london i'm andrew miller on today's show it turns out that only senior official from the world's grimaced tyranny needs to do to get some good press in the west is turn up at a sporting event and wave the curiously starstruck response to kim your drone my guest samir shackle and jonathan fenby we'll be discussing this and the days of the top stories including the plan to privatize the international space station is this the foundation of trump tower near earth all but the remarkable life an incalculable legacy of as much john gear and will calling the national front something other than the national front might people forget that it's the national front that's all coming up on the dory house on monocled 24 right now so welcome to midori house my guest today astamirov chuckle freelance journalist writing for the new statesman guarding aljazira doraville monaco etc and jonathan fenby former editor of the south china morning post now chairman of china research and direct of european political research at t islambad welcome both first of all all olympic host countries regard the gangs as an opportunity to propagandize for the nation the hosts of the current winter olympics south korea on no exception they may be vexed however by the degree to which they took some neighbors to the north have died crushed the party north korea's chief scored as ghana had more international attention and most of the event and no athlete has been so scrutinized as north korea's seniormost guest kimyo jong sister of north korean leader kim jong moon ugh jonathan first of all how big a deal is it that she's this he is the first member of the kim dynasty to have crossed the dmz had since the wall yes exactly and she's upstaged the nominal president north korea who is also the.
"jonathan fenby" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"So we are not good position on the other hand how far can burn and his folks really go with the majority of americans were the nuns were the message which really does tend to be white supremacist let's call it what it is which tend to be very economically protectionist something you just heard about no michael bloomberg being concerned about a message which appears to be very divisive a message which appears to really not include people of color and of course does not include immigrants to the us how warm can they continue to think that they might have the prospect of even a significant minority support what alone majority support to your local trunk scott always good to hear for either as a friend scott lucas joining us hey on the briefing to of 12 in london at china has revealed its new senior leadership committee but has broken with convention by not including a clear successor to xi jinping let's get lights on this with jonathan fenby who's the china chairman at t islambad research group an author of will china dominate the 21st century that johnson good to have you on the program we spoke can you would telling programs like into a house here mark 24 prior to the congress how important the political maneuverings all the symbolism the order of the delegates of woken out in all of this a surprised by what we've seen and the break from some of these pretty stoppage dimensions not really i don't want to sound tune of two i thought the event but this has been this is the logical process which would be going through floss five years under xi jinping which has been the accumulation of power the identification of the leader xi jinping with the communist party which he insists and everybody else involved of the party insists is essential its strength is essential for the continued development from great dose of china and sodas on so that is a natural outcome of this congress and what xi jinping wants to do now in his second fiveyear term is really to leave his own hands free for what comes off to that because.
"jonathan fenby" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Hello this is the globalists' coming to you from the dory house in london i am georgina coddling coming up on the paragon the future of modern china is being decided as the communist party congress begins today president she's in pink cements his power what does that mean for the country and how will it change the international world oda somalia has declared three days of national mourning as blasts in mogadishu kill over three hundred people with hundreds more injured will examine the political background on the current instability which led to the event be with third two is the nation's nine eleven plus the biggest literary prize in the englishspeaking love was announced last night look at dispatches from the frontline of fiction as you might have noticed we live in a strange time so the question at the heart of the matter i think it's pretty simple new respond to fear with exclusion and negative projection and violence or do we take that ancient great leap of faith and do our best to respond cloth man booker prizewinner george saunders all that plus the morning newspapers and business in the balkans that's on the globalist with me georgina godwin the nineteen th national congress of the communist party of china is underway the meeting any happens every five years and it's the biggest and most watched event in the country's political calende so what should we expect jonathan fenby as the former editor of the south china morning post and the author of we'll china dominate the 21st century steven son is the director of the service china institute here in london neighbours join me here in the studio good morning to you both gentlemen thanks thanks so much for coming on this really very important day a steve she has now given his opening speech an in its he gave the pledge to build a modern socialist country that will never copy the political systems of others and will remain open to the world house this being interpreted.
"jonathan fenby" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"We should expect to see a korean missile tests which in a goes as farmers dinner the pacific ocean sometime in a suit know he's going to demonstrate they really do have the capacity to two five a very long range missile very soon yes i mean i think i of that too and all the other hand i was hearing from people in washington during the week that they think it is very likely that trump will will put home some kind of military show of force off north grip we've had uh be one of the strategic planes flying over north korea will probably get more of that pat something with a fleet the molitor is he cooled it once uh and so on and that means you're you're escalating the whole thing up and i i just don't see any exit to this pathetic on both sides and this is where the us position has changed on the trump both sides leadership sees a dividend for them politically in an internal politics in going on with this game of chicken watch this space thank keep i spill hasten and jonathan fenby here's what else we keeping an eye on today then dennis as president nicolas madura has said he wants a facetoface meeting with donald trump to add that differences the two leaders will attend the un general assembly in new york next month the opposition candidate in kenya's presidential election reina odinga has been told that his claims of victory could be deemed illegal kenya's electoral commission says that they are baseless and hong kong may reopen some of the thirteen beaches that were closed following a palm oil spill the spill which happened last week his one of the chinese territories worst environmental disasters this is the globalist stay tuned.