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Fresh update on "kong" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak

Bloomberg Daybreak

01:35 min | 4 hrs ago

Fresh update on "kong" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak

"I'm John Tucker in New York with your global look ahead at the top stories for investors in the coming week Japanese politics will be in the spotlight as we start the new week and to explain why let's head to Hong Kong now Bloomberg daybreak Asia host Brian Curtis and his colleagues and prisoner John Japan's liberal Democratic Party will choose its next leader in the coming week and the competition is heating up And the winner becomes prime minister and will lead the party into general elections in November Doug and I asked Bloomberg's Isabel Reynolds to join us Israel covers Asia governments for us and is based in Tokyo Isabel the candidates are getting kind of creative here in their usage of social media and such You might be expecting me to actually ask you who has gained the upper hand But I really want to start with what's the dominant issue Oh that's a very interesting question I think obviously there's the handling of the coronavirus The reason why the current prime minister prime minister yoshihisa is stepping down is because there was so much criticism essentially of his handling of the virus So most of the candidates are coming forward saying that they're going to introduce a massive new spending package to help the economy get through this period And there have been a lot of other ideas about improving healthcare provision But apart from that I mean it's the economy And it's also China I think is one of the top issues at the moment Yeah definitely What if Japanese relations with China been like under the Suga administration I think we've definitely seen a kind of downhill slope under sigh What we saw under prime minister abbe who was in power for almost 8 years with a surprisingly consistent attempt to improve ties which were probably at their worst since World War II when he took office He consistently made an effort to hold meetings to set up summits And that does work to some extent and we were expecting even last year that Xi Jinping was going to be visiting Japan But things have gone back down the slopes since then And we're not seeing that high level contact part of that is obviously due to the coronavirus restrictions But ties have definitely soured over the past year So the question is among those four candidates how will they deal with that situation Well it's kind of interesting China doesn't seem to like what's going on because you had the somewhat hawkish sana'i taki actually meet online with Taiwan president tying one And I'm just curious whether or not that resonates with the party and with the public Very much so I think Takai cheese extremely popular with a certain segment of Japanese societies She has vowed to continue for example visiting Jessica shrine which is the shrine in Tokyo where class a war criminals and World War II are enshrined among other war dead So there seems to.

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China's Evergrande Collapse Would Have 'Profound Consequences'

Wall Street Breakfast

01:27 min | 5 d ago

China's Evergrande Collapse Would Have 'Profound Consequences'

"Possibility of china property company ever grand is leading to concerns in markets. This morning as we saw shares of ever grant are off more than eleven percent today at the stock has fallen more than eighty percent this year as it struggles to meet debt payments. The company has more than three hundred million dollars in debt and has warned about default. It has a eighty three million dollar payments due on thursday for a march. Twenty twenty two bond according to reuters and this is leading to concerns of a domino effect as this would have an effect on other china and hong kong property developers and a systemic effect on the rest of the economy. That's according to jenny. Zang co head of asia fixed income at alleanza bernstein quote in the offshore dollar market. There is a considerable large portion of developers who are implied to be highly distressed. Zang said on cnbc. These developers quote can't survive much longer. If the refinancing cheinal continues to be shut but she played down the possibility of ever grant being akin to the collapse of lehman brothers noting that the fragmentation of the china property market is much less involved than lemans

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Fresh update on "kong" discussed on The Gridiron Guide

The Gridiron Guide

03:17 min | 9 hrs ago

Fresh update on "kong" discussed on The Gridiron Guide

"He said momma is it. i'm gonna go with. Dj metcalf decay jr d. ko donkey. Kong my is by go ham guerrilla. Look this morning or russell wilson. Yeah i'm saying like the. Vikings are going three so they won't give them everything they got. This is about to be a shoot out. I mean a shootout at least a sixty five point game. Russell wilson i. I'll tell you why he's the must own. This week can't make hasn't really done much this year. He is gonna shine yes. He said that corners says but that corners won't be on lack of answers locking john this year decay hasn't so they let decay do his thing. Let's go baby. Go to from the angelo. I agree with that. I had the camels. That i looked up the match up saw peterson you know he's going to be locked down. You've seen the past success. Like i said the past four games seven catches roughly seven catches. That might even be too high for for that reason. Staying away from decay and heavy towards lock it. Maybe even freddie swim as juror. He might be on soldier. Iran angola a muslim players. We keenan allen going up against Kansas city's defense He's he's he's averaging over a hundred yards receiving right now He doesn't have the touch on the show for. My whims has two touchdowns but a who originally thrown two on the year. So i expect better performance out of herbert and You know a a pretty game keen allen. He's one for sixty eight miles. No sorry sixty six hundred bucks so these is he has a pretty good deal for rap super one. Yup and a guy will again. I'll bet you be better fucking yoga logging onto whoever. You forgot. Cooper's called baby you already verse six eight hundred. You can't run on tampa bay you got to take the ball sean. Murphy buntings out again out in eastern good. He dipped in here yo. So he's got sixteen targets over twenty five point four games. Why don't you remember one right now. A marine cd-rom both got over one hundred yards. There's tampa bay matt. Stafford is not going to be afraid to throw the ball mcvay smart. He's not gonna try to run the ball fifteen twenty times he's gonna throw. The ball beat the tampa bay bucks. Gimme cooper six hundred bucks. I who become my receiver. So she did so it. Md just slip out. This guy's feeling real good. You mean when you said you'd literally lost have been loved doug. He loved his bug. The shit i'm arguing right now. Dinner all right all right so there we go that a pixel before we sign off let's give. Nfl picks for the day okay. Let's do that. We almost got nfl.

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"kong" Discussed on CFR On the Record

CFR On the Record

05:57 min | 2 weeks ago

"kong" Discussed on CFR On the Record

"Kong permanent resident and you commit a crime outside the hong kong s the. I think that insults everybody in this session but to just add to that. It's not what happens in the session and unfortunately it could be everything that we might have said. Thirty years ago or what we might have said in a classroom. Or what is the the really quick. Go back under non-retroactivity. Unless we really stop. You know that truck. From rolling over everyone. I want to say. We only have fifteen minutes left. And i want to emphasize that most dentists and sharon have written many things that are eye-opening in highly informative about this subject and apropos of yesterday's hearing of the us china economic and security review commission I've just read before the program before teen age single-spaced testimony submitted by michael davis. That is there another admirable analysis. What's taking place and if you're new to the game that's wonderful place to start to but let's get the next question august. We'll take the next question from don clark. Please accept the on mute now. Prompt pie this actually just to answer jerry's question about a liability and there's an interesting kind of story there because when the national security law i came out of course everybody was asking this very question. What about you know. Foreigners non hong kong residents non-citizens who outside of hong kong You know make remarks You know allegedly promoting hong kong independence and the hong kong government put out a video featuring very charming young woman. Who said everybody's asking this question are known in. Are foreigners going to be reliable and You know this is the worst. You don't need to worry as long as you don't say anything. Subverting hong kong independence you're not liable. So they made very clear. Yeah the answer is yes. Non hong kong citizens outside of kong. Saying something that offends the hong kong government. You are liable so i think even passing through hong kong airport is probably not a wise idea. Thank or don. If i may just add that if you have commemorated the june fourth tenement massacring you could be charged for subversion which is what's happening to the leader of the hong kong alliance group done. I'm relying on the fact that i'll get a suspended sentence because find older..

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Fresh update on "kong" discussed on The Breakdown with NLW

The Breakdown with NLW

02:31 min | 13 hrs ago

Fresh update on "kong" discussed on The Breakdown with NLW

"For day to day transactions and there has been much more of a spotlight on lightning since september seventh when in addition to it being my birthday el salvador put into practice. It's bitcoin law from a couple of years ago when lightning was still just an experimental technology to now when an entire sovereign country is effectively running on the lightning network. It's a pretty remarkable shift and watching. The capacity of the lightning network grow is an extremely important part of how much that's going to be able to scale another. Bitcoin number that i think is notable thirteen point nine percent of supply. That's how much bitcoin minnows. Between minnows being holders who hold less than ten bitcoin hold now bitcoin. Minnows have historically accelerated their holdings accelerated the percentage of the overall bitcoin market. That they hold after corrections. You see this in two thousand thirteen twenty seventeen and it has happened again this year. That thirteen point nine percent of supply represents an increase over the last few months. We talk a lot about whales and we also talk about the smallholders. So it's interesting to see how these sort of medium sized bitcoin holders which represent i gotta imagine a lot of the folks listening to this show actually hold another bitcoin number. That i like is fourteen point. Four three million that's the illiquid supply of bitcoin. That means coins that are not in a liquid state. I cannot be sold with a click. And it's the most illiquid supply of all time because it's more liquid right now than even the december twenty eighteen bottom illiquidity in. Bitcoin is a sign of conviction on the part of hodler's and so to see it now at this incredibly high number even though we're in the midst of what is undeniable. Run is very very encouraging to see one last encouraging one on the bitcoin front sixty eight percent. That's how much hash rate has recovered. Since the bottom. Since the china mining ban when the china mining ban happened i we all kind of brushed it away. We thought that it would be nothing. Just another bluster. From china reinforcing previous positions but then the vice premier of the ccp got involved and it was very clear it sent a very clear signal to the rest of markets. This time it was for real over the next few weeks hash rate crash by about fifty percent half of the bitcoin. Networks hash rate went off line as china-based minors scurried to figure out..

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Hong Kong Arrests Pro-Democracy Leaders Behind Tiananmen Vigil

Monocle 24: The Briefing

00:16 sec | 2 weeks ago

Hong Kong Arrests Pro-Democracy Leaders Behind Tiananmen Vigil

"Several members of one of hong kong's pro democracy groups have been arrested over accusations of foreign collusion. The hong kong alliance is well known in the city for its role in organizing an annual vigil for victims of the deadly nineteen eight thousand nine tiananmen square. Crackdown

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A Look Back at the 2001 Film 'In the Mood for Love'

Filmspotting

01:54 min | Last month

A Look Back at the 2001 Film 'In the Mood for Love'

"Let's get to that review of in the mood for love the sixth and final film our world of car marathon. This marathon has been inspired by wong's recent restoration of seven of his best known films. All of which are included in the criterion collection's new world of car. Kawhi box set. Thankfully these are also available. They're currently streaming on the criterion channel. Right now in the mood for love debuted at the two thousand canned film festival where it was nominated for the palm door and start tony. Leon won the fess best-actor prize. It opened here in the states in march two thousand one to pretty universal critical acclaim. But maybe this is something we can talk a little bit about josh. My feeling is that its reputation has only grown over the last twenty years for example back at the end of the last decade in late. Two thousand nine. The guardian had in the mood for love as it's forty eighth best film of the decade fast forward ten years later for a best films of the twenty first century list mood and moved up all the way to number five and then in two thousand sixteen. The bbc pulled over a hundred critics for a best movies of the twentieth century. Lists and in the mood for love landed at number two right behind no real surprise to me. My beloved mulholland drive from director david lynch and other films that is probably only grown in esteem over the years quickly. The plot it set in early nineteen sixties hong kong sort of picks up where days of being wild left off josh. It's part of an informal trilogy with that film and wong's later film twenty forty six. Tony leon and maggie cheung our neighbors in a cramped boardinghouse. They're both married. They're both lonely and they soon realized that their spouses are having an affair with each other. Leon chung bond over this betrayal and eventually do get quite close but never act on their feelings for each other this being a one car y movie after

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Hong Kong Teachers Union Decides to Shut Down

The Economist: The Intelligence

02:01 min | Last month

Hong Kong Teachers Union Decides to Shut Down

"The security law imposed in hong kong last summer has been the force behind change. After troubling change in the city in nebulous turns. The law says police can arrest people for any conduct. That seriously endangers national security i. They came for the protesters and activists who ground hong kong to a halt in two thousand nineteen. Then they came for the media outlets such as the pro-democracy newspaper apple daily and its outspoken owner. Jimmy lai now. It seems the authorities have their sights set on the city's storied organized labor outfits a few weeks ago chinese state media called the city's largest teacher's union a poisonous huma that had to be eliminated and hours later. We sold the hong kong education bureau. Say it would no longer recognize the union of around one hundred thousand members or about eighty percent of the city's teaches swollen wong as a china correspondent for the economist. So then the union tried to mollify the government it cut ties with several pro democracy organizations in hong kong as well as education international which is a global group of teachers unions it also announced it would form and you working group to try to promote chinese history and culture among teachers and students but despite these compromises the union still declared it was disbanding on august tenth and it sounds as if that's not the only union that's been targeted no in july we saw five liters of speech therapists union also arrested so they had published three allegorical picture books for children about sheep protecting the village from wolves and the police accused them of writing stories that incited hatred of the government on top of this over the past euro. So we've seen three of the city's top trade union leaders arrested and that really has been deeply chilling to the labor movement. More broadly this is all part of a broader crushing of civil society in hong kong.

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2 San Bernardino Officers Injured in Shootout; Suspect in Deputy Shooting Killed

Ben Shapiro

00:41 sec | Last month

2 San Bernardino Officers Injured in Shootout; Suspect in Deputy Shooting Killed

"While apprehending the man believed to have ambushed a sheriff's deputy On Tuesday. Two SWAT officers were wounded when the suspect urban Allah Kong opened fire on the officers were rushed to the hospital. One rushed into surgery, both expected to survive, as is the deputy attacked on Tuesday. Police chief Eric McBride says Ali Khan, a known gang member, has a very extensive, very violent criminal history. McBride saying the attack a sign of the Times, burgers, a police officer this year alone are up nearly 20% across the country and here we are in two days having three officers shot in the city, so I think that's something to be said the suspect was killed in a shootout with officers. Jim Rope K. ABC News A South

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China Steps up Direct Involvement in Internet-Content Firms

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

01:14 min | Last month

China Steps up Direct Involvement in Internet-Content Firms

"To china. The key index in shanghai fell two point one percent today. Shares in china based internet companies fell after china's market regulator moved to further tighten control over its technology sector with alibaba cent and jd dot com closing the day in hong kong between four and five percent lower. Marketplace's china correspondent. Jennifer pack is in shanghai. The draft rules would ban internet firms from things like exploiting user data by learning how customers behave or influence them to not choose a competitor's products or services it would also ban widespread marketing practices online like fake reviews or giving customers coupons in cash incentives. If they give positive reviews tech giants are also not allowed to limit traffic to other platforms. Like right now if you send an alibaba linked to a friend on we chat. The link doesn't open within we chat. These are tactics which have irked or angered users for while the draft rules are open to public feedback for the next month. It's part of an ongoing move by the chinese authorities to limit behavior by internet giants that the communist party considers damaging to social stability and national security already tech giants like alibaba and tencent have been heavily fined for anti-monopoly

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Hong Kong democracy group behind massive protests disbands

BBC Newsday

00:17 sec | Last month

Hong Kong democracy group behind massive protests disbands

"One of the main pro democracy groups in Hong Kong has disbanded. The civil Human rights Front helped mobilize millions of people to take part in protests in 2019. It said The government has repeatedly rejected its applications to hold demonstrations, citing concerns about the

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US to Allow Visitors From Hong Kong to Stay for 18 Months

BBC Newsday

01:55 min | Last month

US to Allow Visitors From Hong Kong to Stay for 18 Months

"Is announced that thousands of Hong Kong residents Will be offered a temporary safe haven in the US, Mr Biden said they were compelling foreign policy reasons for the move and cited the territories ongoing freedoms being violated by Beijing. The U. S will allow visitors to stay for a period of 18 months, and it could impact thousands of Hong Kong residents who are already in the country. Let's hear now from Samuel to who campaign for this and who is the founder, managing director. Of the Hong Kong Democracy Counselor Washington D. C based non profit organization dedicated to promoting democracy and human rights in Hong Kong summer. Thanks for joining us this morning, I'm sure you are pretty happy man. At the moment. But why has the White House made this decision now? Well, thank you for having me and yes, I think we're delighted. And, uh, and celebrating for many Hong Kong as you are here in the U. S already that will receive this benefit immediately. Um, I think there are a couple of things that have to become the minded. The crackdown in Hong Kong has been unfolding now for two years. Right in plain sight. And so I think that to send people back to force people to return, many of whom would face certain arrests and prosecution. Is simply inhumane and unacceptable. So then you would you have liked it to be longer than 18 months because it's not going to change the situation in 18 months. Is it in Hong Kong? Yeah, I think that the 18 months is a fairly standard practice, you know for US government in terms of protecting temporary status, providing temporary status for folks who can't return to their home country. And I want to point out that this is a renewable 18 months by the order of the president, and I believe that you know the situation continues and it warranted. I think that the administration will continue this protection for Hong Kongers. Do you think we could see

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TEST 2 Been able to do without those three minds coming together and solving a problem <Advertisement>

Bloomberg Daybreak Europe

03:45 min | Last month

TEST 2 Been able to do without those three minds coming together and solving a problem <Advertisement>

"Been able to do without those three minds coming together and solving a problem is one rather than solving it in isolation and jit New Jersey Institute of Technology Learn MORE AT N J I t dot e d u Broadcasting 24 hours a day at Bloomberg Com on the Bloomberg business APP and at Bloomberg Quick Take This is Bloomberg Radio. This is Bloomberg. Daybreak Europe. We expect economic activity to accelerate in the second half of this year, you could probably waiting until the autumn for a potential first adjustment. The national approach has been working when it comes to restrictions, the warning that there can't be a national recovery without a London recovery. This relationship between the US and the UK it's strong. It's got very, very deep roots. It'll stay strong. Bloomberg Daybreak Europe on Bloomberg Radio. Good morning from London. I'm Ana Edwards. And I'm Roger hearing in your listening to Daybreak. Europe live on London Digital radio, and we checked the markets for you every 15 minutes here on Bloomberg radio. So let's get straight to that, Shall we? European equity markets, then Roger up by 3/10 of 1%. Not so for the London market fairly flat, actually in London, but elsewhere. We're making some better gains on the major markets to the cat around up by 4/10 of a percent. This after tax up by an eight the first email also up by 2/10 of a percent, and, in fact, the IBEX now joining the footsie and being a little lackluster today, down by 1/10 of a percent over in Madrid, US futures point to something flats are positive up by around an 8% on E Minis, Dow futures and NASDAQ futures pointing higher by around 1/10 of a percent. The S E. Asia Pacific index entirely flat are not giving us a great deal of of momentum as we move into the European session but actually allowing the European session to reflect on to Sort of converging and divergent forces that we have driving things right now. On the one hand, there's a concern around clamp down on so called vice stocks in China that's weighing on the Hong Kong market. There's also concern about the spread of the delta variance in China, and we know the reaction function that that then could prompt from Chinese authorities. So there's concern about growth in China. All of that sounds pretty negative, but that rubs up against what's been a fairly solid earnings season. Four European corporate in a number of European companies upgrading their guidance. And even those in the sectors where they're concerned around Chip supply shortage the messages that they want to be able to produce more so there's a lot of positive narratives coming out of the earnings season. And that seems to be taking the limelight so European equity markets edging higher this morning at the oil price, recovering a little bit from some of its earlier weakness. 70 44 is where we trade on brands up 1/10 of a percent. The U. S 10 year yield. It was down as low as 1.13%, then moved a little higher on some comments that were perceived as a little more hawkish from Clara during the feds were 1 18 on the 10 year yield. Right now, the dollar flat to negative so down by around 10 per cent on the Dollar Index and the Bloomberg Dollar Index the pound little stronger on Bank of England today, Roger Well, speaking of the Bank of England, it is decision day today, and one question will be course which central banks going to be the first to the Taper Trigger? Will Bank of England policymakers seem likely to favour patients? Michael Saunders is set to be perhaps alone dissenting voice. They're calling for an immediate end to the bond buying program. Let's bring ourselves Up to speed because we can go straight to the bank outside the bank. In fact, Bloomberg's UK economy reporter Lizzie Burton joins us now, Lizzie Good morning and thanks for being with us. What are we expecting from the Bank of England today? The drugs are set to dominate. Today. We're expecting a unanimous vote to keep interest rates on hold at North 0.1% and I'm bond buying a 71 split with Michael Saunders. This time, as you say the sole dissenter in favor of ending stimulus early he'll take the hawkish man told that Chief

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"kong" Discussed on Russia Rising

Russia Rising

03:23 min | Last month

"kong" Discussed on Russia Rising

"Union. Jack was lower. The chinese flag was raised in its place at midnight. The british government officially handed over responsibility for hong kong to the people's republic of china marking end of one hundred and fifty six years of british rule. But there was a catch on. Kong's handover agreement included a constitutional guarantee of special status for hong kong. It's called one country. Two systems chapter one article. Five of the hong kong constitution reads the socialist system and policies shall not be practiced in the hong kong. Special administrative region and the previous capitalist system and way of life shall remain unchanged for fifty years under the agreement on kong would essentially maintain. Its atonomy except in matters of foreign affairs. National defense it. Also guaranteed hongkongers would continue to enjoy democratic freedoms and human rights including freedom of speech assembly and the press hong kong was to be an a wasilla of civil liberties living in the shadow of authoritarian at the handover ceremony. Prince charles gave a speech. Signaling hope for the future. Britain is part of hong kong's history and hong kong is part of britain's history. We are also part of each other's future. We are confident that the ties between us will not only enjoy but will continue to develop and for a time they did. Hong kong prospered as one of the world's major financial hubs nicknamed asia's world city a capitalist gateway connecting communist china to the western world. And as i mentioned under the terms of the handover that one country two systems arrangement was to last for fifty years until twenty forty seven. But today you'd almost never know it but right now it's it's quite dire matt's. Jc he and his wife are canadians from montreal. They've been living in hong kong for twelve years. I i met the couple back in two thousand nine hundred nine when i was sent to hong kong to cover the protests against that proposed extradition bill. Jc and his wife were there fighting for their adopted home. Name must be supported must be helped in keeping the the lifetime they've been having been on. The protests against the extradition law began in march of twenty nineteen with the city at the government headquarters and the demonstrations continued every week for months and grew larger.

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"kong" Discussed on Russia Rising

Russia Rising

01:37 min | Last month

"kong" Discussed on Russia Rising

"Two million people a quarter of the city's population march through the streets. And i interview one of the most prominent members of the pro democracy movement then twenty two year old named joshua wong in the reason rally with two people inside dougherty from the generation of baby boomers to manuals from youngster. Elderly from grassroot upper class elites all we strike dougherty and he with alcoa on democracy and freedom by september twenty nineteen it appeared the pro democracy movement had won a major victory. The hong kong government withdrew the extradition bill. The protesters were filled with hope. Well what a difference a couple of years can make. We begin with that breaking news where in beijing china's parliament has reportedly passed a controversial national security law four hong kong dozens of pro democracy advocates for rounded up in simultaneous police raids hong kong democracy activist joshua wong has been arrested are jeff simple senior correspondent for global news and this is china rising episode seven hong kong.

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Gordon Chang Explains China's Massive Belt and Road Initiative

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:27 min | Last month

Gordon Chang Explains China's Massive Belt and Road Initiative

"Or tributary nations. That will be simply vassals. Is that an over-simplification. How does one belt one road work. What is the global vision for china as it looks at the world coming up to the hundred anniversary of the communist revolution the belton road initiative as it's now called is really started out. As to initiatives there was a belt and these were announced the in september two thousand thirteen there was a belt which was to connect the east coast of china to europe and it was a road which was a water route connecting both locations east coast of china and europe since then Dalton road has been extended around the world and they've added the digital silk road which started out life in two thousand fifteen or so as a separate plan but was incorporated into belt road so belton road is really an attempt to build the infrastructure to tie the world to china now. This gets a little bit complicated. I've never really been too worried about belton road largely because i've tracks long hong kong. I didn't do infrastructure work but my firm did and i can tell you that. All of the economically justifiable projects in the world were being handled by the private sector. What china's doing is building the infrastructure. That nobody else wanted to. Yeah and so and subsidizing it been below market rates. Yes there is a danger. Though and that is we have seen What's called dead trapped diplomacy because these projects are not economically justifiable for the most part but what china has been able to do was to uses position as a creditor to take over control of facilities so for instance it took control of hambantota which is important sri lanka. We know that china has used. Its colombo international container terminal also sri lanka For military purposes djibouti china's really offshore military installation is in a country that has a debt to china that is probably an excess of one hundred percent of its gross domestic product. So that's no coincidence. But the reason why. I've get really worried about belton. Road is because of the bahamas. Yes in the bahamas. Hong kong firm is pouring something like three billion. Maybe a little bit more into the freeport container port. It's also there's a

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Sophia Yan Discusses the Challenges of Producing 'Hong Kong Silenced'

Podcast Movement 2021

02:28 min | Last month

Sophia Yan Discusses the Challenges of Producing 'Hong Kong Silenced'

"You just wrapped working on hong kong silence which really sits at the center of a lot of very hot topics china just how challenging was that production to pull the yellow one of the biggest challenges that we faced was in figuring out how we can best protect the people that we were interviewing there is there is apparently technology now where you can unscramble voice distortion and you can figure out what somebody actually sounded like. And so in our efforts to try to protect these people were trying to figure out how to master voice in a way that they wouldn't then later be identified because not all of them were willing to use their real name. Many of them were still in hong kong and with national security law. This was a law that had come in a little over a year ago. Criminalising really any active dissents that the government. The chinese government didn't like it criminalizes. Very broad buckets subversions session terrorism peugeot. Anything that the government thinks is basically not okay And so these people are still in hong kong that we were speaking to a really at risk if they were to be identified at risk of being arrested and then possibly charged with this new law under this new law and so we were trying to make sure that we were able to protect them and so finding them was already tough because of course they were worried about being so much out in the open as speaking about these very personal issues and really their political views and then secondly we were trying to figure out how best then to deal with the audio so they were issues for instance in where we restoring the files. Especially for me locally. I'm based in beijing. And so i generally think devices are compromised by the state. I think probably pretty much all hacked So where we were storing files how i was sending them securely over to our h q. In london and also then what we would do with voice and so in the end we decided in all cases were the people had to be anonymous that we would then use a voice actor to then read the lines that we wanted and so it changed a little bit because it just sound more professional. You can tell that it's a an actor reading it. Sometimes i mean obviously in character and we were able to find people with an accent cantonese. Accent for instance reading in english and in some cases we needed that anyway because of the translation because we interview people in candidates so we needed the translation into english but even still just ground all of these little nuances and how best to deal with. The situation took quite a while to ensure that we could then tell these people who agreed to speak with us that we couldn't that we had done our best to make sure that they couldn't be identified later

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Hong Kong Protester Gets 9 Years in First Case Under New Security Law

Mornings on Maine Street

00:18 sec | 2 months ago

Hong Kong Protester Gets 9 Years in First Case Under New Security Law

"The first sentences handed down under a new security law imposed by the Chinese government in Hong Kong, pro democracy protester Tung Yuen Kit has been jailed for nine years for terrorist offenses and inciting secession. The 24 year old was accused of driving his motorbike into police officers while carrying a flag featuring a protest

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9 Year Sentence for Hong Kong Protester in First National Security Case

America's First News

00:40 sec | 2 months ago

9 Year Sentence for Hong Kong Protester in First National Security Case

Chinese Officials Blame U.S. for Stalemate in High-Level Talks

Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily

02:03 min | 2 months ago

Chinese Officials Blame U.S. for Stalemate in High-Level Talks

"Let's turn now to our panel and let's look first at the relationship between china and the united states who are still figuring out how to talk to each other again following the chest beating and or chest probing the trump years possibly to beijing disappointment while. Us president has been a lot less noisy. Where china is concerned. He has not been a great deal more friendly. Nevertheless high ish level talks between the two superpowers have begun in tianjin. China's vice foreign minister asia fong is hosting deputy. Us secretary of state. Wendy sherman a isabel first of all Vice foreign minister has said that relations between the two superpowers are at a stalemate. Is she right. Certainly not wrong I mean if you look at the list of of things that each is demanding of the other they made no progress whatsoever so the chinese would like for example like the tariffs lifted which quite a lot of people think is a good idea They would like the americans to stop trying to extradite the c c o of of They would like the sanctions against chinese officials over hong kong and xinjiang lifted. None of that is going to happen. Meanwhile the americans would like the two men who are being held essentially hostage for the hallway case to be released and they would like a whole series of concessions that the chinese and not going to grant and both sites are held in a trap of rising nationalism at home so that if the chinese were to back off any of the very assertive moves that they've made over the last two months there would be a. How outrage from nationalist citizens and if the americans were to back off the bye administration was to back off the republicans would shred them in congress. So i don't see it really warming up I think the best they can do is keep talking to each other rather than not

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China Sanctions Wilbur Ross and Others, Responding to Hong Kong Warnings

All Things Considered

01:49 min | 2 months ago

China Sanctions Wilbur Ross and Others, Responding to Hong Kong Warnings

"Fresh sanctions on a handful of US individuals. It's retaliation for sanctions the bite and administration imposed on Chinese officials last week. Over Beijing's crackdown on democracy in Hong Kong. Its latest attack comes just days before a visit to China by Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and US China ties are already tense, though, as NPR's John Ruit reports there is no sign China's sanctions will derail the visit. Sanctions are the first imposed by China under a new law passed in June, which facilitates retaliation for foreign sanctions. Among those it hits a former Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross, and the China director at Human Rights Watch Sophie Richardson. For years, Beijing's responded to US sanctions and tariffs with tit for tat measures in Beijing's calculation, it had to respond to the US Bonnie Lynn, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, says doing so before Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman's trip makes sense would disappear better if it happened a couple days after Deputy Secretary Sherman's trip that she says might risk being interpreted as a signal that the meeting didn't go well. And Sherman will be the most senior U. S official to travel to China since President Biden took office. Relations are at their worst in decades. But there's speculation that the trip could start to lay the groundwork for a meeting sometime this year between Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. There is a desire to be able to showcase that the two world leaders can work together and part of that is being able to meet and discuss issues they agree on as well as those where they have differences, and I really hope As we see more of these incidents is on either side that they won't derail progress towards the usual meeting because both sides, she says, have significant incentives for Biden and she to meet sooner rather than later. John Ruijin

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No. 2 US Diplomat Sherman to Visit China as Tensions Soar

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 2 months ago

No. 2 US Diplomat Sherman to Visit China as Tensions Soar

"The blighted administration's number two diplomat will head to China this weekend as tensions between Washington and Beijing swore a relationship that was already badly strained has gotten worse the past two weeks as the US accuse China of a massive hack AM indicted for Chinese nationals there were also sharp differences over Taiwan Tibet Hong Kong and the South China Sea with all that as the backdrop deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman will visit China and meet with Beijing's top diplomat should be the highest ranking US official to go there since president Biden took office the state department say Sherman will also discuss the mutual interests like resuming North Korea nuclear talks Sager mag ani Washington

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What Is Joe Biden's New China Doctrine?

The Economist: Editor's Picks

02:08 min | 2 months ago

What Is Joe Biden's New China Doctrine?

"Optimists long hoped that welcoming china into the global economy would make a responsible stakeholder and bring about political reform as president. Donald trump blasted that week now. Joe biden is converting trumpian bombast into doctrine that pits america against china a struggle between rival political systems. Which he says can have only one winner between. Mr trump and mr biden have engineered the most dramatic break in american foreign policy in the five decades since richard nixon went to china mr biden and his team based their doctrine on the belief that china is less interested in coexistence and more interested in dominance. The task of american policy is to blunt. chinese ambitions. America will work with china in areas of common interest like climate change but counter. Its ambitions elsewhere. That means building up the strengths at home and working abroad with allies that can supplemented economic technological diplomatic military. And moral haft much about mr biden's new doctrine make sense. The optimistic case for engagement has crumbled under the realities of chinese power led by president. Xi jinping china has garrison the south china sea imposed party rule on hong kong threaten taiwan skirmished with india and has tried to subvert western values in international bodies. Many countries are alarmed by china's wolf warrior diplomacy but the details of the biden doctrine contain much to worry about not least that it is unlikely to work. One problem is how. Mr biden defines threat because politics in washington is broken. He seems to feel that he needs the spirit of pearl harbor to help. Rekindle a sense of national purpose. That is a miscalculation it is true. That republicans jump on anything. They can as soft on china even though every time. They say that the presidential election was stolen. They do the work of chinese propagandists

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U.S. To Warn Businesses Over Rising Risks in Hong Kong

America First with Sebastian Gorka

00:36 sec | 2 months ago

U.S. To Warn Businesses Over Rising Risks in Hong Kong

"The risk of doing business with Hong Kong because of China's clampdown. White House correspondent Greg Clarkston. President Biden is expressing concern about China's increasingly firm grip on Hong Kong's political and economic freedoms. The situation in Hong Kong has deteriorated and the Chinese government is not keeping his commitment. Hong Kong no longer enjoys the kind of autonomy that Beijing promised when it assumed control in 1997, Greg Clarkston, Washington, also at

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"kong" Discussed on Nerd On! The Podcast

Nerd On! The Podcast

05:33 min | 6 months ago

"kong" Discussed on Nerd On! The Podcast

"Like really dude. And so they lie. And it's like the only reason like they. They need him so that they can get power for themselves at the end. It's for the wrong reasons for big old good corporation america. So it's there is that you know that sense for me of like. Oh yeah. I'll always respect the story of king kong and i like that. It's not you know some you know. Of course respect the og stuff. But it's not a pretty blonde starlet woman. I'm tash that it's not. I don't want it to be. And actually my person that i really liked jia because like they. They don't her enough credit. They're like like she was targeted calling the whole time. She's got to tell you guys because he would have used that information for yourselves. And i knew you would have so look where we are now you wanting me to lie to like basically my best friend to send him into. I don't even fully no because you guys are trying not to tell me things when he's basically like fading out and she's feeling the ground that actress her first. Her for him hottie. Yeah kelly huddle hoddle huddle auto comes from a family of all. They're all deaf which is interesting really glad that they did not hire someone who is now nonstop on a person. Yeah yeah i mean yeah. Oh she was great. There is a lot of weight to king kong story in all in general and i mean like the whole story with cosco island. I've like stopped trying to kill me and trying to fend you guys but the everyone keeps go targeting kong as a monster were in all you know where where does godzilla come from. Is like an allegory nuclear bomb. You know i'm like there's a monster from overseas so there's a difference of two story so of course like if you're going to paint one as a hero pile kong and knock got. Yeah i just. I i always been a godzilla fan so i was surprised by the end of this the way that they did things that i was confident. Instead still love my big lizard with lasers. But but i mean i think the cool thing they do is that godzilla was literally to die without congress. Help and godzilla sees there's commentary to godzilla vs godzilla kong as a threat when he has a weapon but not one thousand weapon. You know like what does that saying about people tools and things that can make them better so But yeah i like that. King kong gets the gets the be the one that destroys mecca. Godzilla kwan sad. My kenan didn't pan out. Yeah yeah the the head really consciousness really for you. I do although i and calms i just i. I want to show you something. This is my bowl of information and exposition. Now i'm just going to feed it to you. It was just like the whole movie there so many times where it was just like. What's that Well it's this and this this this oh here. Here's the page twenty expedition. Here's the page thirty experts because there are so many times volume our like. Thank you for telling me. Oh okay. I think big one was like the the amount of energy to charge up that heave thing would light up dude that so going to be using. They're just like well. How does that work. Well blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. Cool and..

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"kong" Discussed on First Person

First Person

03:59 min | 1 year ago

"kong" Discussed on First Person

"I found a having covered the handover I found it fascinating to go back so many years later and so I probably five or six trips over a period of two three months, and what was interesting is there were a lot of students, but there were a lot of ordinary Hong Kong people who? Had to develop a certain political identity. They didn't see themselves as mainland Chinese, they didn't see themselves as. People who lived under the government of the Chinese? Communist Party? They have a very separate identity and very separate values. I'm going I. Talk to people in Hong Kong I. It's talking to people in the mainland I would say they have very little. In common, the conversations are different. The values are different, and that's part of a a lot of this conflict is over identity. So the Chinese Communist, party is very worried about holding the country together as people have become so much more wealthy, more sophisticated greater expectations because of the growth as well as their own travel in education overseas, and what it feels it has to do on its periphery is to break. Other identities say that's what they're doing. Everybody in Hong Kong knows that they want to turn Hong Kong into just another southern city in China. I mean it's interesting of course. China is a country of many many identities. Well not from the Party's perspective, so let's look at the periphery because I think it's very good to look at the periphery of China. Understand where the Communist Party is coming from what are their greatest fears? and. Let's watch what they've done in Tibet. There was a period of time a number of years ago, where monks relating themselves on fire because of the repression, and they put monasteries cities on lockdown and I gotta say this is very different from what I was there in the nineties. I mean in the nineties in Beijing. Yes, it's an authoritarian country, but it was pretty free wheeling, and you could talk to a lot of people about a lot of topics and people were not scared..

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"kong" Discussed on Throughline

Throughline

05:09 min | 1 year ago

"kong" Discussed on Throughline

"Again. For many mainlanders. They return of Hong Kong marks. The End of China's century of humiliation call with them is China's and Hong Kong should be returned to China. Hong Kong is part of China and Hong Kong. People don't like aging. Well you guys. There's something wrong with you guys. So most of the mainland Chinese they really supports Beijing's position on Hong Kong. The thing is in the years after the handover more more mainland. Chinese people came to work in Hong Kong and the more that happened. The more Hong Kongers were like. Wow we are truly not the same. We've spent over a century living under different governments different economies and different cultures. And they mourn wanted to assert their own identity even more which frustrated China to no end and you also have the Chinese government and people in China increasingly fitting that autism Hong Kong. People are kind of almost like spoiled children. He's always asking for more already. Get more than anybody else in China. Scott and Acumen asking for more and more of their rice being protected still. China's infrigement was relatively slow going until two thousand three six years after the handover. The government of Hong Kong introduced an amendment to article twenty three commonly known as the national security. Bill it was essentially an anti-subversion long that many Hong Kongers saw as a threat. They're civil liberties for the first time. After nine hundred thousand nine again you had half a million people marching in streaks Hong Kong to protest against the article. Twenty three naturally shoot. It was the largest protests in Hong Kong since the tnn massacre and it worked. China shelled the bill indefinitely but then regrouped and came back even harder around twenty twelve eight demand from Chinese governments that on contra changes educational curriculums and Mick. Hong Kong's edgerrin curriculum patriotic. And then you have the high school shootings in Hong coming out and say but did spring washing us. We don't want brainwashing. Be One copper free liberal education. This is the Environment Xi Jinping walked into when he became the leader of China in two thousand thirteen and a year later in the streets. A Sea of umbrellas. The symbol of a mass demonstration underway in Hong Kong students and young people formed the umbrella movement a series of sit in protests that oppose. Beijing's decision to have more say in control over Hong Kong's electoral system. Hundreds of thousands packed the streets of downtown Hong Kong as police fired as many as eighty seven cans of tear gas determine demonstrators shielding themselves with umbrellas and spawning the so-called umbrella and in the last three or four years you even have some of them beginning to talk about maybe we need to look at south determination because Hong Kong is a Chinese colony will never be allowed to have democracy and those words of self determination and independence caught the ears of Beijing. Red-light Fash Hoar Cross Beijing. The Chinese government and they come up with an even harder approach and that is the background to the events that erupted in Hong Kong in the summer of twenty nine thousand nine hundred which brings us back to the beginning of this episode and to the current protests that are still going strong and only escalating Beijing has has violated. These promises in has been trying to really encroach into Hong Kong controlling Hong Kong Roy Moore eroding autonomy. So all of those have been really God. Hong Kong's young people to feel that they have no future that has really tricker this assistance from young people and at the same time. We also want to understand that. This trend has been increasing over time and it just fall from the sky. Now you're talking about a younger generation of people in Hong Kong who feel that they must now stand up and fight for the core values of Hong Kong. The kind of languished using you said if we don't fight we may not have a chance to fight for Hong Kong's caught Banu any longer so we will now make our last stand. We may all four but we have four. At least we fall having defend our values..

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"kong" Discussed on Throughline

Throughline

04:41 min | 1 year ago

"kong" Discussed on Throughline

"Culina was British again. The idea that the European colonial empires who simply restore to status quote was not really bury balloonist stick and this time. Brian realized that the Chinese were no longer going to tolerate second class. So when the British governor return to power she had to make changes to post Hong Kong and he stopped to look at political reform for the first time the Chinese population had a voice and therefore reasons to feel that they are citizens of British Hong Kong and a commitment to the future of maintaining Hong Kong. I say British colony gaining respect from Hong Kongers was crucial for Britain because China was suddenly making is at Hong Kong again and wanted it back in the course of the Second World War. The leader of China Jenkins shot ask for the first time for the British to return Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty so the new that and so as Hong Kong started to look a bit more democratic China started to look a lot more communist. Maoist to be exact on October first nineteen forty-nine Mountain proclaims the birth of the People's Republic of China in the new communist capital. Picking country will never again be an insulted nations as Mao we have stood up when Chairman Mao and the Communist Party took over China in nineteen forty nine. Both sides immediately closed their borders and the long trend of open migration between China and Hong Kong came to a screeching halt so for the first time after nineteen forty nine Hong Kong had a settled populations and this settled population will change and they were developed a very strong clear sense of identity. Us Hong Kong people by Nineteen Sixties Metro cozy haven for Jackson lines but the approach to Kai Tak airport is a spectacular hop across the and by the beginning of the one thousand nine hundred seventies. Hong Kong became a significant financial center. Runway jets eight thousand feet into the water and everyday Boeing's bring in men engineers and economists keen to observe and join in the expansion of Asia's fastest growing economies. Chinese became much richer. Practically by here in the nineteen seventies and people often stopped. It's to be able to afford luxuries. Light entertainment and lesser giant..

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"kong" Discussed on Throughline

Throughline

04:59 min | 1 year ago

"kong" Discussed on Throughline

"Was the eighteenth century and China was raking in profits from trading things around the world western powers. Great Britain weren't doing so well so brin decided that in order to compete with China they needed to trade the Chinese something that would fly off the shelves. They got the idea of selling opium to China and that's then completely turn be tree balance in the opposite direction. Great for Britain but it came at a cost for China. And there were F- was in China because opium is being this attitude and it got many people's sake and the court. The court decided that they had to do something about it. This is Victoria Timber Highway. She's a political scientist at the University of Notre Dame. I'm from Hong Kong gripping Hong Kong had demanded breath in Hong Kong So then I've been talking a lot about Hong Kong leads LE- back to the trade war. The opium that was coming into China was a problem because it was hurting their society and economic progress so they retaliated by confiscating over one thousand tons of opium. Britain was outraged and demanded that China pay for those drugs and the ruling power at this time. The Ching Empire refused and then that trigger the first opium and Britain invaded. China was the most powerful Empire East Asia but its military was still no match for Great Britain so after three years of fighting. China asked for a truce that was concluded by Detroit City of Nanjing in eighteen forty two. This is Steve Sang Professor Studies and Director of these source China Institute you at the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London. One of Britain's demands this peace treaty was for China to hand over one of its territories. The small little known undeveloped island called Hong Kong. It was a collection of a number of fishing villages a little bit of farming and also a place that pirates of the News as base for the publishing was very small. Maybe just several thousand people because of this the Ching Empire didn't consider the island all that important but the UK saw the benefits. Hong Kong Island had a natural harbor which offered the Western power a strong eastern trade base and also as kind of this gateway to the rest of Asia as row. Pitching Empire wasn't thrilled about handing anything over to Britain. But they figured if it had to be something it might as well be Hong Kong the Bris wanted to have a just a whole pile of barren rocks so whatever this pile of barren rocks was given to Britain in eighteen forty two which was the first of three handoffs slowly but surely gave the British all the tiny islands and surrounding territories that we know today as Hong Kong geography of the Hong Kong colony consists basically of three areas. Hong Kong Island the Colquhoun Peninsula stage to happened in eighteen. Sixty after the second opium war. When Britain gained the Kowloon Peninsula and the new territory and then the third stage of expansion was the leasing of the New Territories in Eighteen. Ninety eight for ninety nine years. This ninety nine year lease gave Britain all the remaining territories of Hong Kong but with it came expiration date nineteen ninety-seven this marked the beginning of what? China called a century of humiliation. While Hong Kong now entirely under British rule began.

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"kong" Discussed on Haunted Places

Haunted Places

02:45 min | 1 year ago

"kong" Discussed on Haunted Places

"The Chinese University of Hong Kong or see you. H K was founded in one thousand nine hundred sixty three with a charter from the local Legislative Council created as a research university with a mixture of both Chinese and western educational styles. See You H K has the largest campus in Hong Kong after assimilating nearby schools. It boasts nine different colleges as part of its unique school system the campus located near the Hong Kong Mass Transit Rail or MTR with university station being essential. Stop for students. It was there that the legend of the single braid girl was born. The story goes that a woman was attempting to immigrate to Hong Kong from China alongside her boyfriend instead of a promising new life. She only found heartbreak and her boyfriend abandoned her to save himself and her precious braid caught on the train. Door as she attempted to escape border security she was scalped and left to die by the side of the road. They say her restless spirit haunts the very same road at night still searching for her boyfriend wanting to bring him to the other side.

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"kong" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

08:05 min | 1 year ago

"kong" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"Today Hong Kong released its latest. GDP result and as expected. It doesn't look good. The city it has been facing a range of economic and political challenges over the past year and its fortunes are strongly tied to those of the mainland so as China's trade war with America has crimped growth there. It's squeezed Hong Kong's exports yet last year. The big threat to Hong Kong's economy appeared to be a political a bill allowing extradition of Hong Kong to the mainland sparked enormous protests and worries that the mainland would put them down violently now. A new threat is compounding all these pressures. The Corona virus outbreak across the border. Connie was already in a great deal of trouble. Simon Cox is our emerging markets editor and is based in Hong Kong. Figures released today. Show the shrank by two point. Nine percent sent in the last three months of two thousand nineteen compared with the same period of twenty eighteen that follows a quarter of contraction before that and this recession John reflects two big factors. And what factors are they so Hong Kong's economy has been going through a year of tribulation. The trade will clearly hit on conches major industries and then on top of that we had the protests stoppage in June and have continued even to the present day peaking really in the last quarter if twenty-nine to clean November when violent clashes ended up with virtual siege of a couple of universities. Here including one quite close to where I live which caused the shutdown of one of the major tunnels running under Victoria Harbour for two weeks. Hong Kong's Economy Hong Kong itself was founded on free trade. So it's it's extremely dependent on the free movement of goods but also people a lot of local employment depends on tourism particularly visitors from the mainland and those visits have been dramatically curtailed by the protests. And they will be dramatically curtailed by the virus we saw back in November which is one of the worst months for the protests tests that the number of visitors to Hong Kong dropped by about fifty six percent. That's the worst drop since the size outbreak in two thousand and three many people Using his appointive comparison the current virus those industries in particular now face an even deeper winter to quote the Finance Secretary Pole Chen and and those have been damaged to sentiment. People feel less like going out for an evening at a bar or restaurant if they fail getting tig asked on the way home and that damage sentiment is often the most severe aspect of these sorts of troubles and quite often people can find a way around the supply cups. You can find it. Alternative road when alternative tip tunnel under the harbour if people don't feel like spending and is very digital businesses can do and so from from your perspective the protests and the hit two sentiment will continue so the damage to economic sentiment is clearly going to continue protests have been somewhat clips and transformed by the krona virus. People obviously less willing to cool Kohl for mass gatherings given the fears of contagion but sort of anger and distrust that the protests reflected continued. And it's taken a new form now. People don't think the Hong Kong government is doing enough to prevent transmission of the virus in particular. People are very angry that the border with mainland China has not been completely shut it. It has been restricted quite severely. But it hasn't been completely closed off an in addition they're angry because there's a shortage of surgical masks the evidence for the efficacy of mosques this is somewhat limited but nonetheless people seized on this as a measure they can take. Unfortunately there's been a shortage and you can see long queues. Even this lunchtime I went to a nearby by department store is a queue of over one hundred people waiting for mosques. Many people have been waiting so long. They'd taken a shopping baskets. Turn them upside down sitting on them for more comfortable comfortable weight and the GDP data out today. Don't even take into account the coming hit from the corona virus. What's your view on how that will add to the existing pressures so the current vice will make things worse? Some people have been hoping for recovery in the New Year because the protests seem to have simmered down a bit there was some evidence of people resuming normal life or that has now been dashed. The latest forecast I've seen for example. UBS Bank think that Hong Kong GDP could shrink by over six percent percent. This quarter compared with the first quarter of nineteen so an even deeper recession and Hong Kong economy might rebound once the virus contained. We've seen that in the past with things like saws that there's some pent-up demand so you do see a rebound but that's never enough to offset all the damage and obviously Hong Kong's economy is is is intimately tied to to that of the mainland. How has the the virus affected? The Chinese mainland economy so far so economic forecasts have been slashing their predictions for China's growth. I saw one prediction today that the virus would knock two percentage points off its growth in the first quarter of this year compared with the same quarter last year costs. Despite the warriors building over the past week or two that wasn't reflected in the stock markets which were closed for the Chinese New Year holiday until this morning and then we saw them tank by about nine percent. Wuhan is quite important. Auto manufacturing hub. The China of moral concern is the spread of the virus to other provinces. That are an even more important part of China's economy and of course you know the government has been quite Jacobean and imposing a quarantine measures that whatever. Their effectiveness in controlling virus will certainly have a fairly dramatic economic impact. Listen short short term. China does have this gold of which sets out years ago with doubling the size of its economy between ten and twenty twenty. It had seemed to be on track for that goal. The damage this virus might cause to grow share. Could put that golden doubt for that reason and others it may will try and goose economy towards the end of the year stimulate not to make up lost ground but again this is something that can for short the damage but not completely offset it so it seems that the economic pressures on in Hong Kong are are only going up here. I mean where. Where does Hong Kong go from? Here what do you see in the sort of medium and longer term so I think the inputting Hong Kong is to try and rebuild the relationship between the government and the governed unfortunately this crisis which could have brought people together seems to have only sewn divisions further. It's very important in a public health. Emergency government it has credibility the government has to make difficult calculations about to what extent to close off the border which would damage the economy toward extent. It's worth suffering that economic comic damage in order to control the virus and people here don't think those judgments being made in the interests of Hong Kong loan. They still think the Hong Kong government is doing the bidding of Beijing. Now that may or may not be true these judgments so as very difficult but we've seen for example people trying to disrupt the rail link between Hong Kong and the mainland throwing items onto the tracks. None of that is going to help the border question. For Hong Kong in global global economy terms the border future for Hong Kong in the eyes of international investors depends on it security and safety as a financial hub. There I I think the virus is a blessed concern. This isn't a homegrown problem. It's something that many parts of the world are facing and in Singapore has more confirmed cases of this virus than Hong Kong so whereas the protests reflected very much domestic weaknesses. The virus is obviously something that transcends Hong Kong and so I don't think it necessarily will further jeopardize its status as an international financial hub. Thank you very much time. Thank you my pleasure..

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"kong" Discussed on How Many Podcast

How Many Podcast

02:02 min | 1 year ago

"kong" Discussed on How Many Podcast

"Whole hello everyone and welcome to a new episode of how many the only podcast on the Internet that gowns? I am one of your host Jesse Jackson and joining me tonight. Are there junior. Oh and ear talking King of the monsters Kagan of got. Yeah Okay so my thought was you know I was watching the ANC late one. Tonight and King Kong the the early version was gone. And I think that I had a discussion with my wife of how you know when I was a kid race home on channel eight because they would do meisters we have to go home and I did realize as a kid helped cut up king called was how much stuff is cut out of that movie and based on a book right I believe it was. I believe it was But I just kind of wonder it's like you know I remember going to the movies seeing probably at least three or four different king colonies and I was wondering how many painful paint follow us at work and I was surprised that there were as many as I thought that their work now. Are You counting keen calm in conjunction with other monsters like for example. I know this is a spoiler. But King Kong vs Godzilla is is is made about. What about Bundy Bundy? The so okay. I will will write down So there are baseline is how many a gut set are so. I'M GONNA start. I'M GONNA I'd say there's only Two two good King Kong. Yes my next. I'M GONNA say.

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"kong" Discussed on The Journal.

The Journal.

04:38 min | 2 years ago

"kong" Discussed on The Journal.

"Oh call has seen its biggest political crisis in decades the last ten weeks natasha khan is a hong kong correspondent for the wall street journal. I've been covering the pro democracy marcy movement in hong kong since two thousand fourteen and i've been covering the current round of protests since it started. There's an unlikely trigger for these protests a murder order in taiwan. There's a couple that was from hong kong that were traveling to thailand for a trip and the boyfriend and that couple had murdered his his girlfriend allegedly he fled back to hong kong and taiwanese authorities asked for him to be taken back because hong kong. They didn't have an extradition agreement with taiwan. Authorities began to really try to push through this proposed law which would allow for hong kong the people and other suspects to be extradited to china and other countries for trial. This proposed law was really contentious because china china has a more opaque judicial system and there were concerns about human rights abuses for people who are tried in that system people in hong kong were unhappy happy with this law for one particular reason it could let china reach into hong kong a semi autonomous region and apply chinese law there baz as more and more people in hong kong society started asking for the spill to be either delayed or withdrawn and there wasn't a response of the government momentum began to build for a giant giant protests essentially on june ninth which ended up drawing an estimated one million people on the streets. It was a hot day was humid and people were waiting. I mean seriously seven hours to just walk down the streets and to make the statement that they cared that maybe the government should rethink this bill. There are people in wheelchairs are grandmothers. There were people with their families families. There was a a really broad costs action holcombe there and what happened was that i think about an hour. After the march was officially declared don the government it didn't come out and address these one million people which represents like seventh of this population but they issued a press release. This press release acknowledged the protesters concerns but said in essence that the protesters simply misunderstood the bill it also said the extradition bill would continue to move through hong kong's legislative council on june twelve and so once again people in hong kong took to the streets on on june twelfth was very tense mood and in the mid to late afternoon. Police started clearing the protesters with quite a lot of force. You know they use a lot of tear gas rubber bullets which really caused a huge reaction society here that in turn led an estimated two million people to come out the next weekend the weekend after that and the the weekend after that protesters kept coming out they have shown up in malls in hospitals and this week they shut down the airport in the scenes beans. Were were one of solidarity. Many people took the day off from work to go and support and you had people just chanting throughout the whole day just chanting sitting on the airport arrival hall chancing for the government to listen to them. You know there's a term in cantonese which is language we speak in hong kong and it's called guy and means at oil and it's really kind of like a word of encouragement to say hey like i got your back. You know you can do it and and one of the biggest chance that you'll always see now like every few days when there's a protest as people people saying hongkongers at oil you know hung out and guy out. There are a lot of things adding oil to these protests the way the protesters are organizing online the way police are responding but the driving force underneath it all has to do with this extradition bill not the bill itself but what it could mean for hong kong hong kong's leader carrie. Lam said she would suspend the bill after those early protests but she hasn't withdrawn it entirely entirely it may seem like a pretty nuance difference but protesters are worried that lamb may be serving china's interests not hong kong's from the protesters point of view if you could do this one thing and you're still not doing it. Is it because china has said they're not going withdraw the bill. It feels like there's this attention between the hong kong government and china like you have said distrust right of the hong kong government that they aren't just puppets of beijing yes and and i think that that's something that didn't happen overnight. One.

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"kong" Discussed on Correspondents Report

Correspondents Report

08:39 min | 2 years ago

"kong" Discussed on Correspondents Report

"Well, you will have seen the scenes over the past two weeks. Hong Kong has been the scene of anger and violence and tragedy at a record breaking display of defiance to the communist party rule is in China at its peak almost two million people marched in Hong Kong to demand. The scrapping of legislation that would allow almost anyone to be extradited to face trial in China. The China correspondent Bill Birtles looks back in a moment of courage, and of history. It's Sunday morning, June sixteenth. And I'm feeling pretty pessimistic about the story deigned sent to Cava sitting over our usual, Hong Kong breakfast of Tyco, coffees at the hotel. I'm going through planning messages from ABC headquarters with my colleagues, Nick doll and Craig Berkman it saying back in Sydney. Everyone thought Hong Kong was about to go off again. Just dies before hundreds of riot. Police moved in on mainly young protestors at a demonstration outside the city's legislative assembly. Hong Kong's.

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"kong" Discussed on The Heat

The Heat

16:34 min | 2 years ago

"kong" Discussed on The Heat

"I've been to Hong Kong by before off the hand off. So we have a lot of family history. I remember my dad saying a lot of other people saying that during the handover in nineteen ninety seven everyone expected the PR to come marching over the hills and take over every street corner in Hong Kong. So there is that sort of feeling especially in the west, as you know, just any minute, now it's all gonna be taken away, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong to protest a controversial proposed extradition, Bill, if passed by the territory's legislature, it would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial or to any other country for that matter to use tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds.

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"kong" Discussed on FT World Weekly

FT World Weekly

02:58 min | 3 years ago

"kong" Discussed on FT World Weekly

"So it's a kind of very awkward moment. Where you've got Beijing telling Hong Kong to do things the Hong Kong government is doing them because it's a pointed by the Beijing government it's getting on with it's getting on with that. And the people of Hong Kong quite resentful about that. If one has to try to figure out why Beijing appear to change its attitude. I'm I remember last time or one of my recent visits to Hong Kong legislator saying to me that he thought it was down to reaction to the umbrella movement, the sort of young persons pro democracy protest movement to two thousand fourteen that this gave Beijing of fright. They believed subsequently that that given Hong Kong too, much autonomy, and they were going to move into try and control it. Do you think that was the key event or other other things going on like maybe a shift in Hong Kong's just less important to Beijing now and they can afford to push it around a bit more. I think the pro cools is probably the occupy movement and tend not hundreds of thousands of people on the streets defects trying to fool Beijing hand at a time. When around the rest of the world, we'd seen these various color revolutions. I think that was something that upset the regime. I think there will say Deepa things at play one is the contradictions of the basic, Laura one country systems, really unwinding. How can you have a free city that's part of the world's biggest authoritarian state particular time when it's becoming even more Rotarians on the Xi Jinping. So I think that's going on as well. And as I said, there's also a sort of into play between what people in Hong Kong and doing and how Beijing sees that happening. Plus Beijing at the same time field fighting these of separatist movements in Tibetan in giants concerned at Taiwan, which is Dave. Factor. Independent is moving further and further away from it. So I think it's quite important for Beijing to show that it's bringing home Kong under control. And I think occupy movement shook the confidence as as as everything that's happened since but in a way their own actions in clamping down has made things worse. I mean, the other point to mention is the geopolitics of the moment where we see increasing tensions between the US and China on economic military political front, and that could make things more tense here as well. Because Hong Kong seems like it's caught in the middle. But of course, it's part of China. And if it's forced to choose sides, then we know which way it might have to go. Plus we've seen US politicians recently one increasing about the pressures on Hong Kong and how that might damage status. Just yesterday congressional committee issued a report Jing the US government to reconsider exporting sensitive, potentially military technology Hong Kong in the past is the way seeing Hong Kong as a separate market. It's a member of the. WTO separately from China? But as pressure increases on home homes, autonomy, it may force the USO others to look again, indeed politicians in the US and elsewhere May June Istiklal if I may say so try and exploit what's happening here..

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"kong" Discussed on Nintendo Power Podcast

Nintendo Power Podcast

02:09 min | 3 years ago

"kong" Discussed on Nintendo Power Podcast

"Carries through jumps and things like that really gives you a sense of the physicality of being a kong but then when you switch over to maybe playing diddy dixie or cranky one of the smaller lighter kong's a lot of love i think has been put into making sure that they feel like distinct individuals and that's something that will make the platforming different across the two series because you've got a group of kong's versus the mario crew won't you brought up a good point with the weight as well because the items also had wait to them a barrel and start hauling it around hauling around and they'd be you know there would be that sense that they're just a little bit slower they'd go to throw in it wouldn't be superquick you know there was the weight that they'd be you know having the heave barrel enroll at after you know down the hill type thing yeah yeah i think that's something that i always felt when i control donkey kong as he feels heavy to me and and then like you touched on whether you're riding on the back of our nostra's or doing the mine cart levels or shooting from build a barrel there's all these different distinctive elements that make a donkey kong country game phil unique especially with donkey kong country returns and donkey kong country tropical freeze where each of the kong's sammy pointed out they have their special ladies and then you know when the two kong's can come together an actually stack you don't then that also kind of adjusts house a decay can play because diddy is now you know on his back you know or especially when you get dixie as well it really changes up the game play and lousy kinda go after each one of the levels in a unique way depending on which buddy we have at that time definitely are the next question comes from san diego rivera's who asks who is developing documentary tropical freeze four and into new switch so that would be retro are back to doc young country tropical freeze there were the developer of the original game and really led to have them back with this i think especially with the implementation of funky kong who's never been playable in the country series it's really great to have them back to really make sure he feels like a unique and distinct kong and i think they've done a really fantastic job that when.

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"kong" Discussed on Business Daily

Business Daily

02:01 min | 4 years ago

"kong" Discussed on Business Daily

"Julianne earlier reporting this is business daily from quenching port in hong kong and we heard earlier some of the nittygritty about the working of the port system to hear more about the challenges ahead this here now from dr colon wong of the hang seng management college the hong kong business is still growing growing slowly compared to say our nearest neighbour sinton parts so the pious baker but hong kong's share is getting smaller the which is one of the major problem together of course with the shortage of land so all this may the handling charge for the pop business in hong kong very expensive especially when we compare to two days china they're pause there more advanced on the through with the two decades of development the learns from mostly hong kong and other developed to ports they know how to use the more than a technology they know the worst standards of the operations so the threats is not all kinds not good hungary's always good in terms of efficiency flexibility but china is catching up superfast but it's here at the port itself that the terminal operators are going to have to come up with solutions to these challenges bitter leveque is chief executive officer at modern terminals ltd it will i think the major challenge for the port business here in hong kong has been the rapid development rapid growth of china ports at certainly created a lot more competition for hong kong and you see the successive place like shanghai which is now number one in the world hong kong used to be number one in the world but hong kong still has a role to play in the region for the services that has been able to do as a free port so what did they do maybe the you don't do or is simply a question of scale and proximity to the chinese market.

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