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Fresh update on "kong" discussed on Balance of Power
"This hour my conversation with Dr Anthony Fauci for his thoughts on how close we are to a vaccine and whether he thinks the US should have a national mask policy. But first president Trump has said he wants to shut down Tic Tac's U. S operations. Republican lawmakers like Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham support letting bite dance sell instead to Microsoft. I talked to Adam See All of the council on foreign Relations, where his chair of emerging technologies and director of the digital and cyberspace policy program, I asked Adam what exactly is the national security threat from Tic Tac? The administration had been less clear about what the threat is. Clearly the APP collect data on all its users. On a CZ. You mentioned the for Tic tac it owned by a Chinese company Fight dance on. We know the Chinese Ball requires that Chinese tech company's turnover data if the government comes and asked him for it. Another concern is on influence operations or propaganda on DH that the Chinese government might use that either to interfere with the U. S election largest way opinion about Hong Kong or some other sensitive issue inside of China. If that's the rationale what other companies minded applies here, we've heard the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, saying, You know what? There's a lot of Chinese Software companies. Things like that. That also maybe subjects of similar concerns. Fears threats. The primary one would probably be we chat, which is owned by 10 cent and I guess some of other 10 cents software gaming programs in the states. But what makes tick talking unique is that really is the first Chinese social media platform to go global and and have a large US user group. Is it possible to tease out exactly what is driving United States policy here? It could be on the one hand as you say National security concerns about all the data. It's gathering so many people, by the way, India's I understand it, shut it down to and in India, they're worried about it. Is it that is it. Retaliation for Hong Kong? Maybe some of the weaker things or is it a simple as Beijing for many years has excluded Facebook, Twitter Google from operating, said China. I think that a whole range of motivation. I think the primary one is. There are hawks in the administration who see competition with China as being one of the most important areas where we need to. Whoa! China's rise on the TIC tac is a big target. I think for that. I think some domestic politics plays into it. You know, the president wants to be seen as a punishing China after the Covic Pandemic on DH, You know, as you said, there are some national security concerns, but I think it's primarily, ah, larger contact competing with China and some domestic politics. So that it sounds like it could be partly industrial policy basically picking winners and losers. And in fairness, I think it's fair to say you would correct me if I'm wrong. Beijing has really allowed. They're banning of things like Facebook and things Tio have some Chinese companies catch up. That's right. I mean, the Chinese firms all grew in a space inside of China, where they didn't have to compete with Google on Facebook and Twitter and others. Andre used that space to innovate and provide services to the users, and they hope to globalize and go out. The other markets that now is In a really facing significant headwinds. People start to question the relationship between the tech companies in the Communist Party. But there is you know, is a bit rich for the Chinese to criticize the US plans. I have used the great firewall to keep us company for a long time. What are the potential cost? Long term of a disengagement with China on the Internet as approximately if there really is they called ah, something or telling a tech Cold War. Which in the Isis in China, what can be lost in terms of growth? Innovation? You know, communications. Yeah, I think you know you mentioned before. The law isn't so much on the U. S. China side because the Chinese have kept out use companies for a long time. I think there is a risk. Um, the US for a long time promoted the view that the Internet should be open and information should flow on DH that we should allow companies to access markets a song that they Abide by local by local regulations. So if the U. S has seen to be adopting a similar model to the Chinese model that then allows other countries India, Brazil others with big markets to say, well, we're also bidding. Facebook or other things for national security reasons, So I think there's a real threat of that. I think there is AH, also a threat in the supply chain starts to the couple for hardware. That the costs are pretty high that you start reducing revenue for us cos they can invest in R and D s overall the pace of innovation. I think that the slow protect for at least the next 3 to 5 years. Our other countries, potentially with us on this. I mean, when President Trump's first really criticizing for exactly Wall way, and some of the intellectual property policies of the Chinese government, Ah lot of people said, You know, we should get our allies together with this is a lot of other countries have complained about China this regard. Would they come with us if we will try to get Ah large group of countries to act on China with respect to cyber On something president on something? No, I think, he said on the hallway. It took a while Countries were slow to adopt. The U. S of you away provides Cheap, reliable, innovative product. And so if your primary concern is building out five g infrastructure, you might think that the security risks are not not great. The U. S particularly raised the cost of far away by the use of entered the list and sanctions. And so other countries are now beginning to see the security risk. Uh, ticktock, you know, you mentioned India at the beginning India right now because of the border disputes. Want to penalize China after conflict killed a number of Indian soldiers. Uh, it's likely that a number of the other English speaking countries that have similar intelligence Concern from the U. S. Maybe Australia. Canada, UK might fall in line but I think I think would be harder for other countries that are really just going to see this is an app. We're kids make funny and finally briefly, Adam, if we can. Ah, Is there anything China could do to fix this or is an inherent in their state run economy system? Right now. It's inherent and in particular that as I mentioned the national intelligence while it was very much very hard for the Chinese now to prove the independent on autonomy of Chinese Tech companies, thanks to Adam Segal of the Council on Foreign Relations coming up, I talked to mark Water from the Trump campaign for an update after polling showed the president trailing Vice President Joe Biden. That's next. You're.
U.S. imposes sanctions on Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam
"Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam, It's police commissioner, mainland China's top official for the territory and other senior leaders for undermining Hong Kong's autonomy and restricting the freedom of expression of assembled like the administration's other sanctions. These air mainly symbolic as the 11 officials designated today have few U. S assets to sanction Carrie Lam, the most well known name here, laughed off the impact sanctions would have on her earlier this week and said earlier this summer that she doesn't like visiting the US anyway and as the liquid Terra ABC News Washington 3
Fresh update on "kong" discussed on Free Talk Live
"1 807 146993 Today Reaction from Beijing after President Trump's executive order calling for a ban on TIC Tac in less than a month and 1/2 9 is saying it strongly opposes President Trump's executive orders, saying the United States is using national security as an excuse to suppress foreign companies. The president's orders don't take effect for another six weeks. But they could see the popular social apps Tic tac, and we chat removed from smartphone app stores in the U. S. Tic TAC, calling the band shocking and saying it was issued without due process. Simon Oh, in Fox News. The US has imposed sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam the territories current and former police chiefs and eight other top officials for Washington says is their role in curtailing political freedoms, the sanctions freeze and the U. S assets of the officials and bar Americans from doing business with them. Several states offering incentives to jump start back to school spending. Starting today. It's a tax holiday on back to school spending in nine states, including Florida, Iowa in Missouri attempt States Maryland to kicks off its Tax Free Week on Sunday they'll participation and items that are tax free. Very Back to school spending due to the Corona virus is expected to total close to $34 billion this year. Experts also predict that college students spending will top 67 billion, both for records. Jeff Man, also Fox News idiot Andy Dick. His father lost it in New Orleans against the man who punched him last year outside of French Quarter nightclub. He claims that punch by David Hale cause serious permanent and disabling injuries, and he's seeking money for expenses and lost wages. Hale's attorney calls the suit ridiculous. Last month, the New Orleans district attorney's office dropped charges against Hale because it said, Eddie Dick was being uncooperative. I'm Lisa..
US sanctions Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam over democratic crackdowns
"Role in crackdowns on political freedom in the region, US Treasury blaming lamb for implementing Beijing's policies of suppression of freedom and democratic processes. This includes pushing for that update to Hong Kong's extradition arrangements to allow for extradition to the mainland. As a result of the sanctions, Treasury says old property and interests in property of the individuals that they named which includes 10 people in all, and any of the entities that are owned directly or indirectly, 50% or or more. more. With With that that are are in in the the United United States States or or in in possession possession of, of, or or control control of of US US persons persons are are now now blocked blocked and and must must be be reported reported so so far. far. No comment from lamb. 79 degrees. Now cloudy skies, the humidity 64%. The
Fresh update on "kong" discussed on Marketplace
"A week and working 10 hours a day on the weekend. Failure to wear a mask could result in a $100 fine. Officials say. There is currently a 90% compliance rate. The time is five o'clock. Coming up on all things considered, while U. S employers added 1.8 million jobs in July. The pace of hiring was slower than a month earlier, plus U. S. China Relations hit another low as the Trump Administration attempts to ban Chinese APS and sanctions top Hong Kong officials curtailing the city's autonomy. Those stories are next. But first the news Live from NPR news. I'm Jack Spear. The top U. S. Counterintelligence officials warning of yet Mohr interference in the 2020 presidential election. William Vanina says Russia is using a range of measures primarily to denigrate Democrat Joe Biden, while China and Iran would clearly prefer to see President Trump loses reelection bid. Or from NPR's miles parks, So the main new information is about motive. China has increased its rhetoric around the US response to the krone virus and the U. S position on Hong Kong and Evan Nina says That's because the country hopes Trump loses reelection in November because it views them is unpredictable. He said. The country he being Vanina so the country's weighing Mohr aggressive action, but we haven't really seen that yet, really. On the other hand, Vanina said Russia is working against Joe Biden, who that country views is anti Russian establishment NPR's miles parks. A new survey finds a large majority of Americans say churches and other houses of worship should be subject to the same restrictions on gatherings during the Corona virus pandemic that apply to other institutions. NPR's Tom Chilton reports. The survey also finds most regular churchgoers feel it's safe to resume in person worship. The Pew Research Center findings are based on a survey of more than 10,000 US adults. 80% of them say houses of worship should not be exempt from the restrictions on public gatherings that applied to other organizations or businesses in their areas. But the survey also found that regular churchgoers are more than twice as likely to say restrictions of their congregations are too strict, and about two out of three people in the Pew survey said they now feel at least somewhat confident that they can now safely attend religious services without catching or spreading Cove in 19 Tom Delton. NPR NEWS Washington The rate of Corona virus infections is going up in most European Union countries and travel barriers are going up as well as Teri Schultz reports from Brussels. The U. Is urging governments not to enact a second wave of border closures. Many regions in Europe have been put back on their neighbours. No go lists as new outbreaks of Corona virus spread. European Commission spokesperson October Jean says A letter was sent today to national leaders, urging them not to take unilateral decisions, emphasizing the importance of avoiding a second wave off uncoordinated actions. Used internal borders. Imposing measures by regions is seen as an alternative to closing national borders completely as was seen during the first wave of infections. Germany and the Netherlands, for example, are requiring anyone who travels to Belgium's hard hit Antwerp area to go into quarantine for 14 days. A number of Belgian Corona virus patients in intensive care has doubled in the last month for NPR news. I'm Teri Schultz in Brussels makes clothes on Wall Street a week send the Dow was up 46 points. The NASDAQ closed down 97 points today. You're listening to NPR. With us covered 19 death toll Now at more than 160,000 the country's largest state has passed its own grim milestone. Today, California says the state is now surpassed 10,000 deaths. Puts it behind only New York and New Jersey, which dealt with the bulk of their fatality several months ago. Many of the deaths in California are hard hit Los Angeles County despite being the first state in the union to issue state home order back in March corner virus cases began surging in California after Memorial Day holiday. South Africa's president has appointed a committee to investigate charges of corruption in the awarding of contracts for covert 19 materials fund equal reports. Individuals with top political connections are allegedly involved. Resident serum opposed his son got a contract he's spokeswoman has taken leave until the completion off a probe into contracts awarded to a husband. The powerful ruling and the party's secretary general ace Maha Julie says his son's broke no law when they tended for and got deals that caused the situation to say is anybody and everybody loses out. African has a right to participate in the economic activities off. Sort of like the setting up of the committee may not pussy find some sort of Africans. Who argue that the minister's comedy cannot investigate themselves or their colleagues in the party for NPR News. I am Esma fund equal in heredity. Critical futures prices move lower today Oil down 73 cents a.
US sanctions Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam over democratic crackdowns
"And Gerald Ford. The U. S is sanctioning 11 individuals, including Hong Kong's chief executive, Carrie Lam, for undermining Hong Kong's autonomy and restricting the Citizen's right to assemble, the Treasury Department said in a statement. Carrie Lam is directly responsible for implementing Beijing's policies of suppression of freedom and
Fresh update on "kong" discussed on 10 10 WINS 24 Hour News
"7 15 to New York City Man have been arrested in western Massachusetts. Allegedly running a marijuana grow. House. Cops say they found more than $3 million worth of pot inside bin Wang, Brooklyn, and, yeah, Bean my of Staten Island charged with marijuana trafficking tonight. Authorities say Wong on the house This is in the town of Savoy. Investigators were initially tipped off by a utility crew check this out, discovered damage to a pole caused by the operations. Extensive electricity use Yeah, that'll do it. The light will always do it. The U. S has thanks in a number of officials in China and Hong Kong tonight that includes Hong Kong's chief executive, Carrie Lam, correspondent in as They liquidate US as the Treasury Department, punishing them for undermining the city's autonomic the administration's other sanctions. These air mainly symbolic as the 11 officials designated today have few U. S assets to sanction Carrie Lam, the most well known name here, laughed off the impact sanctions would have on her earlier this week and said earlier this summer that she doesn't like visiting the US anyway. This is the latest step taken by the Trump Administration in response to China, imposing a new national security law on Hong Kong. Which American officials they limits freedom in the territory. Zone bombing is so last spring, and correspondent Alex Stone says now that many schools have resumed online instruction. Summer jewel class clowns have begun acting out, at least to state schools already back virtually a reporting their online classes are being interrupted by sexual sounds or videos. It happened Tommy Connors, 12 year old son in surprise, Arizona like Mommy, something weird's going on. I walked over the theater and all the little faces or popped up there, and they'll have this puzzled. Look on the teacher finally shut it down. Cyber security experts say schools and teachers need the password. Protect their Google classroom live videos to make sure only students Khun get in. In other news tonight over in Italy, officials said to be chopping up the furniture at local schools as kids prepare to hit back to the classroom, at least the first covert 19 epicenter outside China. You remember But later, of course, they did an aggressive testing program and face coverings that is to beat back a second wave of the disease. And so far it's working. But this is what they're doing. Now, Most of the schools are using old fashioned benches to seat multiple students. That's the safe space in crowded classrooms. But now they're expecting new single seat desks. They haven't gotten their though yet, and fearing that they won't arrive in town. In time, officials have resorted to cutting up the old benches, chopping them up literally to create space between the Children. Officials say we could use separators to avoid contact. Put those on the benches, but they decided the best way to go is by dividing the benches, so they've got people with hacksaws now cutting them in half. Wins news time. 7 18 Now that we're getting back on the road, the stops we.
US sanctions pro-China leader of Hong Kong, other officials
"US is imposing sanctions on pro China officials in Hong Kong, including the leader of the government. For their alleged roles in squashing freedom in the former British colony. The Treasury Department announcing sanctions today on Carrie Lam, the leader of the pro Beijing government and other officials. Sanctions, the latest in a string of actions of the Trump administration is taking against China as tensions between the two nations rise over trade disputes and the Corona virus. Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law in Hong Kong earlier this year. Raising widespread concerns about the Chinese government cracking down on those anti government protests
Fresh update on "kong" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"Awesome. I never get sick of winning. I hear you, though I am worried about this Favored nation idea. I hadn't heard of that. What's the deal? Well, we believe in America and the free market. Yeah, of course, And it's why America came roaring back before this virus derailed it, and it's how we're going to beat this virus to exactly American vaccines and cures developed right here. I'm going to knock it out. So what's the problem? Well, this favored nation plan installs price controls in America directly from countries with socialized medicine, socialist price controls from foreign countries. That's not winning. I know and their policies will do the same thing here they did. They're fewer new cures less access to treatments and lost jobs for Americans. Gotta believe our guy will back us out of that. He puts America first. Paid for by Americans for tax reform visit no price controls dot org's 5 36 President Trump is doing what he said he would. He's coming down hard on the owners of two popular Chinese owned APS, Tic Tac, and we chat. His executive order stops all transactions between US businesses and the apse parent company, he says. The reason is security. And the order appears to ban APS by Apple and Google pay and it's certain to drum up opposition of the conversations that's happening around this whole thing is whether or not it is against the possibly the first Amendment, or just American values in general, to ban this app. And also what are the length to which the president could go under the name of national security that C net editor at large and share meantime, the U. S is imposing sanctions on Oh, China officials in Hong Kong, including the Cities leader, and the reason is their alleged roles in quashing freedom there. The sanctions are the latest in a string of actions the Trump Administration has taken as tensions between the two nations rise over trade disputes and Corona virus. Beijing imposed a sweeping national security law on Hong Kong earlier this year. Raising widespread concerns about the continuing crackdown on the anti government protests. Keep it here We have the weekend forecast next. Yippee it's 5 37 T Mobile and Sprint have merged,.
U.S. Sanctions 11 Chinese Officials Over Hong Kong Policy---Including Carrie Lam
"Aides to testify. And that the courts like the authority to resolve the dispute. The US has imposed sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and 10 other Chinese officials move comes under an executive order the president signed last month aimed at punishing China for its moves against dissent in the former British colony. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow spoke to Bloomberg moments ago. Chinese have to be held accountable on their bad behavior during the pandemic. They're bad human rights records what they're doing militarily and the China in the South China Sea. The sanctions come on top of a pair of
Elaine Pearson on free speech at UNSW
"Battle of free speech on Australian University campuses. Allying piece was interviewed by the Media Department at the University of new. South. Wales about the human rights implications of Hong. Kong's new national security role as. Director at Human Rights Watch and an adjunct law lecturer at the university. She expressed concern about the laws and called on the United Nations Secretary General to appoint a special envoy in Hong Kong. Well, it's hardly a very controversial stuff in democracy lock Australia Russia. Will sell you think. We'll after the article, win online the pro. Chinese Communist Party students at the university they demanded the article be removed. You see caused a fence it was hurtful to the communist government in China. The university caved in and pulled the article. Only. After an outcry in the press was the article riposted. So. How did we get to the point when one of Australia's leading universities agrees to political censorship in favor of another nation state? Elaine. Joins me now aligned welcome to between the lines. Great to have you on the program. Thanks Tom. Now, the article is back on the University of New South Wales website but with caveats that the views expressed do not represent the views of the university you happy with this outcome. Well I'm glad that they put it back up. But I am pretty disappointed at the university's response I mean I think you know the views expressed in that article of us about the human rights situation in Hong Kong and I think that shouldn't be something that should be controversial and I was a bit surprised actually that the university was so quick to distance themselves from those views and I think you know I presumed that the ferocity of the campaign by the Pro Chinese Communist Party. Students really took them by surprise. But I think now the question really is how is Going to respond to this and I, think the students you know really are looking to see what is going to be the public response and what next is the university going to do to address these shoes mind you. This is not the only incident of academic freedom being compromised. Can you tell us about some of the other cases? Yeah, Human Rights Watch has actually been documenting Chinese document lit threats to academic freedom since two thousand fifteen not just in Australia about universities all around the world we've looked cases in the US the UK Canada France and right here, and what we've seen is that there is A universities are in a tight bind because the become quite dependent on foreign students. Many of those students coming from China those students have a very different world view, many of them and when they come here. Obviously you know coming here should come with a guarantee of academic freedom and what these should be quite basic things for an Australian university education. But in reality if those students try and for instance, join protests on campus about Hong Kong or Fin Jiang they are often then reported to the Chinese consulates So they are very afraid of doing anything like that they just. Try and keep the hits down and you know you only have to look at the controversy that's happened on Q. Withdrew Pavlou and how he has been treated to see that you know we you know it's not a very impressive response from the universities to to say, Scott Free speech and academic freedom only sorts of sensitive topics like shin-jang like Hong Kong, and like human rights in China. Now you mentioned drew heavily, he was expelled from the University of Queensland in part. For, organizing, what was it very noisy pro Hong Kong protests is that right? Well, he's been suspended. So I, think you know the industry who six months suspension six month suspension so He has been you know he's had been a pretty provocative campaigner. Some of these methods may have been a bit unorthodox, but at the end of the day, look at what happened to him on on that campus I. Mean there were fistfights erupting you cue between the different student groups you had in our pro CCP's students you know supporting the Communist Party trying to tear down. The messages from? Hong, Kong democracy supporters and the only person who's actually suffered any retaliation or reprisals is is drew himself, and so we wanna see universities really safeguard academic freedom and free speech and I think that means also acting against those who are intimidating or harassing all those on campus and making the campus a safe space to express all sorts of different views. Now in your case, a lot of the outrage amongst the Chinese students was expressed and organized I understand on Chinese soil media platforms way chat. which are now apparently watched by Beijing and to what extent you concerned about those platforms like we had and I think the other one is is a waiver we Yes that's right. Yeah I mean. These were the platforms where they organize. Look if students want to express different view an opposing you that's fine I think. I'm concerned is the extent to which this campaign became one of intimidating and harassing other students who expressed different views and as I understand it were threats made that they would report people to the Chinese consulate. For expressing excuse so I think the universities actually really need to monitor. Their social media channels and not just use them as a means of advertising for you know potential new students come to the university but also make sure that those channels are being you know being up being watched not to to censor free speech. But as I said, you know where that free speech is crossing the line. I also think they just need to be clear to the students. You know what what that means that it means. Going to a means being exposed to two different views and a free to discuss and debate those issues, but you're not free to shut down. The views of others. Of course, a line universities in Australia and this is cried sacred I've become increasingly dependent on. Overseas students for their budgets. Some have more diversified student bodies but others locked. University of new, South, Wales away opposite talking about University of New South Wales because of your special case this week they heavily concentrated on the Chinese market now since covert. US W has been one of the hardest hit by travel restrictions at recently made nearly I think five hundred staff redundant. Do you think this budget anxiety affected their handling of the issue align peace and? Yes I've been I think this reliance on the revenue from foreign students is something that you know all universities are facing now and so it it is putting them in a difficult position but I think that's why actually universities need to have a unified front. I think they really need to look at their existing. Codes of conduct they don't actually deal with these issues of foreign students might come from very different oil you, and so you know what I've suggested to you, and it's still view and to many other universities in Australia is to adopt a twelve point code of conduct specifically on these issues and they need to be alive to these issues. They need to incorporate it more into the orientation when you foreign students coming to campus so that they really understand what academic freedom means with our and they need to sort of monitor and. Safeguard, for you know acts of intimidation or harassment because I'm not so worried about myself but I'm more worried about other students on campus who will see how the situation has developed and then they might be too scared to speak out on. Hong Kong will fit in the classroom or other academics who might think twice about taking a meteorological on Hong Kong because they'll be worried about the potential backlash. So you know I think universities really need to take a stand on this and you know it needs to be done. You know jointly. By by all USTRALIAN universities.
Why does Donald Trump want to ban TikTok?
"For those who are blissfully unaware late last week, us? President Donald Trump announced that he would ban Tiktok and furthermore he said he would block Microsoft from taking over the APP which was apparently a deal that was in the works Then he's back flipped and given Microsoft, forty five days to complete the transaction and he's, but now he signed that the US Treasury should get a copy of the deal which seems weird in a country, which is terrified of socialism so like That's a basic recap, but there's so many little weird bonkers nuances to this Britain I actually bret benefit and I actually read about published on risky Biz in the Linke's quakes showing. But look, let's let's get the conversation going now and we'll start with you, alex, know they're probably some national security ramifications or concerns around APPs lactic TIKTOK. But why do we get the impression? That's not what's driving this whole thing? Well, you make it then. Prussian, because the president of the United States continues to change his justification of what he's doing is making a national data protection law up on the fly on twitter. and. So you know it's it's quite possible that watching what's going on that. You'd reasonably conclude that this isn't a well-considered change in policy, but perhaps part of the ongoing trade war and yell perhaps a mix of trump's anger at what would normally be protected speech against him on Tiktok and partially to distract from the fact that at the same day that he made that announcement, it was announced that the United States economy shrunk by nine percent in just one quarter. And so you know all those things together. Is really polluting this process now that being said I, think there are some interesting risks here in there is something we have to talk about about Chinese APPS and the data of Democracies sitting servers available to the PR. But if you're going to do that for my perspective Tiktok is probably not even the top five or top ten companies. I'd be concerned about there's a lot of Chinese companies that are much more critical inner city and much more important data than they are. This seems. To be completely driven by trump and not by some kind of process and either the White House or or the agencies were, there can rationally considering these things. Now look you and I, we have access to gripe bonds that most people don't actually have access to. A wonderful part of the job. I mean, my gripe tells me that this is not going through the usual processes. I mean the US investigation into Tiktok did start last year. Right? This is a legit sign. Lee Rooted investigation, but it's the escalation since like last week, that is just the just the mad pot, and as you say I mean why the hell out we talking about we chat and that's that's a curly a one to a strategy. I know that there are politicians here. Who Use we chat as a way to communicate with Chinese Australians, for example, right? So that whole thing is a can of worms and I think blocking chat in. A, lot of places around the world is going to be a real loser, right? So that's maybe one reason people don't WanNa. Touch it. But yeah, this is a very complicated. Nuanced issue that has just been. The whole thing strange. Isn't it? It is so syphilis. The law that we're talking about here is was really built to protect kind of the American industrial base around defense. Rightly, you have an important helicopter manufacturer and you don't WanNa get bought by Iran. That's what cities is for. It has never been used as a back door for data protection framework right here. In the United States, we do not have data protection framework. There is no law that says you cannot ship social security numbers of Americans to a Chinese company. Nothing prevents that in theory now, obviously, we have A. Rules that have been created through FTC decisions and such. But overall, we don't have a framework for deciding what is really important Pi and work in it set up, and so to create that out of whole cloth, using a stiffest interpretation is really probably the worst way to handle what is eight really really complicated problem, and like you said, there's other companies put away the top and I think for my perspective, we chat the top Vermont for me. Right is used by the entire chinese-speaking Gaspara. Anybody who has any in China uses it, and that includes people in Singapore people in Hong Kong people in Taiwan. So lots of these places where Chinese intelligence is really interesting. What's going? We chat has become. Part of People's daily lives, and unlike tiktok, it carries very sensitive data. Right? People run their companies. All we chat, they have their personal communications reach at the. They probably arrange affairs and do things that are very black maleable on we chat and there evidence from Citizen Lab, and some other folks who have done worth that demonstrate that you can kind of get side channel information out of we chat that demonstrates that they are watching and they are doing at least scanning of certain phrases, even communications that go. I. Mean I m point, I. think that's well known and well established that we chat is certainly used by the EPA to do surveillance, right? Like that is the reason. So successful in the reason that they can block other communications, funnel people through it, but this brings us to an important question. There are some concerns that say censorship on TIKTOK. For example, there was a case where they would deleting videos that referred to. Human Rights abuses occurring in Xinjiang in in China, right, and that turned into a into massive Khufu four. Good reason. Don't get me wrong Let's not pretend for a second, the PSE or a bunch of fluffy. Fluffy pandas. Okay. That is that is certainly not the case. But let's, be real. Trees names for them. But let's look. Let's be be real here. Right? Like the hottest security angle to this, right? It's it's. It's hard to make a case that it's. It's a terribly dangerous APP now when the United States blocked the sale of grinder. To to an offshore concern I, mean I think that was another Chinese company that wanted to buy that. Absolutely. Anyway, near when they wanted to buy a company that track Global Hotel reservations again, that it's type of information is incredibly valuable to US intelligence in two, thousand, six, the US government's blocked checkpoint, which is an Israeli from blind buying sauce fly because source for. Through. SNORT had deep in US government networks. The right in all of these situations where this has happened before you can point to a single reason and you can say this is why. 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UK lawmakers call for sanctions against Hong Kong leaders
"In the UK lawmakers say Hong Kong's leaders should be sanctioned for allowing what it calls excessive police violence during pro democracy protests. Report today says humanitarian workers, including doctors and nurses have been subjected to intimidation, threats, physical violence and arrest during months long clashes between police and protesters. That began in the city last
Possible VP Pick Susan Rice Says She Can Handle Pandemic
"Rice is one of a handful of women on Joe Biden's short list for a running mate. She told us she is the right fit for the job. Yes, I think I could bring my experience of almost now. 20 years in the senior levels of the executive branch to bear to help tackle the most pressing problems we face. And while this would be the first time she would campaign for herself Ambassador Reiss told our co host Steve Inskeep that she's ready for him. Regardless of your experience in government, a big part of the vice presidency or seeking the vice presidency is campaigning, of course, which is not something that you've had a lot of experience doing. Do you have any eagerness to to campaign? Well, Steve. Yes, I've not run for office on my own behalf, but I've run for office on other people's behalf, where I did actually quite a bit of retail politics and speaking to groups of people. But I think unfortunately, in the current context with the pandemic, this will be quite an unusual campaign. If you were in office, you would face the fundamental problem of trust in government or lack of trust in government that is playing out. Now, Many people are refusing to wear facemasks. It seems evident from surveys that many people would think the same way about a vaccine once it's available. What would you do about that? Well, I think that's a huge challenge. And we have had vaccines many in many stages in our history. Still, today, Children need certain vaccines to be able to go to school. And I think that we're gonna have to take a similar approach that you know for kids to be able to go back to school and in Whatever jurisdiction they ought to be vaccinated and the localities ought to consider also requiring the people in the household with the Children to be vaccinated for the very reason that's obvious that this is You know, something that affects the entirety of the community. I want to ask about a couple of foreign policy problems that any administration would face on January 20th 2021 1 of them is deteriorating U. S relations with China. Now I know you've been critical of the way that President Trump is approached China. But at the same time, there are foreign policy experts across the spectrum, who said China's a problem? We don't know how to confront China. Maybe it's time for a confrontation with China. Would you want to roll back U. S relations with China to the way they were in 2016? Steve. No. I don't think you can roll back the clock on any critical issue to 2016. The world has changed and we have to deal with the world as it is. But having said that my criticism is Based predominantly on the fact that we have approached the challenge the China poses economically and strategically in isolation rather than in partnership with our allies in Asia and Europe. You know, instead of, for example, approaching our concerns about trade and economic policy, collectively with our European and Asian partners, who share many of those same concerns, and who Joining with us could add to our collective pressure on China to change its policies and approaches. We started separate trade battles with our closest allies. If you've got more partners behind you, is there some value in a confrontation with China? Well, if by confrontation you mean is it smart for us to start a hot war? I think absolutely not. No. But what about in other ways, diplomatically or otherwise? Well, diplomatically. Sure. First. What we don't need to seek confrontation for its own sake. We need to be strong and smart in how we compete with China. And push back on China's policies on the economic and the security front that threaten our interests. We also should be speaking up vocally and and forcefully about China's egregious human rights abuses from How it treats the Uighurs to the people of Hong Kong. It's common to say that a lot of the divisions of the last few years are merely highlighting what was already there. You could say that President Trump talks the way that a lot of Americans talk and believes what a lot of Americans believe, which is why millions of people voted for him. For example, it is often said that the pandemic Has struck the most vulnerable communities because they were vulnerable over a long period of time that we're just having American society exposed in a different way. Do you believe that? Well, I believe that What the pandemic has done is show how much disparity there is among Americans from a socioeconomic point of view and to a large extent of racial and ethnic point of view, And you know if it wasn't obvious to people before it, it ought to be now. But I don't think that that is the same thing is the first part of your question, which is To suggest that you know, all Donald Trump has done is shined a spotlight on some of the underbelly of our society. I don't think that's right. I think Americans at the end of the day Are not people who like to hate and to fear one another. Do you feel that you understand the roughly 40% of Americans who approve of the job the president is doing. I do think I have a good understanding. Maybe not a perfect understanding in part, Steve, because, as I write in my book, I have a 23 year old son whom I love dearly, whose politics are very, very different from my own, and from the rest of our family. Talk more about that. What are his politics? Ah, you know, I have a very conservative son in a very progressive daughter. They're both wonderful, intelligent. Passionate, committed kids. My son and I will have some robust disagreements are over some matters of policy. Not all. And yet at the end of the day. I love him dearly, and he loves me. As there have been an issue where he is almost persuaded you that maybe you're wrong. Yeah, I'm sure. I'm sure there is And you know the thing is, and I read about this in in the book. In the last chapter. I write about the areas where we agree. And the areas where we disagree, So we agree, for example. On the importance of the United States, playing a responsible principle leadership role in the world. We agree on the importance of having strong alliances. You know, we disagree. On things like, Ah, choice. I'm pro choice. He's pro life. That's the kind of difference that we oughta be able to respect. Ambassador Susan Rice. It's a pleasure to talk with. Thank you, Steve
Ballot blocks: the squeeze on Hong Kong
"The squeeze on political freedoms in Hong Kong is ramping up and fast. On Friday, the territory's Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced September's planned elections would be postponed for a year and poss- sediments. I've always had to make difficult decisions but then the announcement I have to make today is the most difficult decision that I have to make in the. Insisted, the delay was only to avoid the spread of COPA, nineteen. The decision to postpone them the training train t electrical election has nothing to do with politics has nothing to do with a likely outcome of this round of. PRO-DEMOCRACY PARTIES, AD HOC for success in the poll riding a wave of discontent at Beijing's recent imposition of sweeping national security law. The legislation broadly defines and harshly punishes subversion sedition collusion with foreigners. Nathan law one of Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy activists recently spoke with our sister podcast economists asks why? Phones. Movement is still really strong though there have been protests against the new law. The millions of people who wants surged onto the streets have largely stayed home is police have cracked down harder just try to imagine if you live. In a country place that that is no freedom of expression freedom of them fraiche ethan freedom of thoughts. Then definitely, like protests does not exist or will be lushly quashed earlier last week, twelve pro-democracy candidates were banned from running whenever the elections happened. On Saturday, on Kong's police issued arrest warrants for six political activists living in exile in the West. Since the promulgation of the national security nor on July the first of the scope for political expression has been very much. Dominic Ziegler writes Banyan, our call him on Asian affairs. And because of that, there haven't been any street protests. of any size since July the first because of the consequences. For those taking part. But nevertheless, there has been widespread concern about postponing the election by a year, the Bar Association, representing senior barristers and other lawyers in the territory has expressed what it called grave concern and it said that a decision to postpone September's elections for the Legislative Council, which is known as Mexico was undermining a vital constitutional rights and so what does that mean in practice? What happens with the sitting lawmakers? There are all sorts of implications about what it. Means in practice because hitherto Hong Nor has been very clear you have to hold elections for this quasi-democratic legislature every four years. So the government of Kerry lamb, the chief executive is in a bit of a pickle about how it justifies this. Although she said, it was for reasons of the pandemic several other jurisdictions have been able to carry out elections, and that includes recently elections. In Singapore, there are certainly suspicions that the decision was taken not because of. The pandemic, but because Democrats had a good chance in fact. Gaining for the first time a majority in this rather gerrymandered council and indeed even obstructing a government policy or criticizing the government has it has been suggested by the authorities the risk of falling foul of the new. National Security Law. So this decision is absolutely shot through with politics, but nevertheless to take some finessing by the government. To show that the move is legitimate, the chances are that how it will manage that is to get a ruling from on high from Beijing saying that this is the appropriate course and it's worth bearing in mind that Beijing has always since Hong Kong's return to China. Has Always had the authority to intervene in Hong Kong's has the understanding would be that this would happen only rarely. But in the last few weeks, we've seen it happening time and time again, I think this is going to be the practice for the future. But what about the the the candidates who were banned from running here is, is there a risk that that Beijing will start to essentially stack the LegCo with with loyalists there in this interim year? This certainly is a risk Jason the bear in mind that all the moves around legend. have been made in order to ensure that the pro democratic camp does not secure a majority in the legislature. Now early last week, the authorities did this by disqualifying a dozen also candidates caming that even for criticizing the National Security Law that gave the government grounds for not allowing them to run. Now, a few dozen candidates actually sit in the current Legislative Council. So one big question that the authorities have to find an answer to is whether those four legislators continue to sit in a council session is is now being extended by a year. The chances are that the government will find means to disqualify. Those four and Beijing's moves go further than that. Recently, they're speaking of arresting pro-democracy activists outside of the territory, which is also unusual. That's right has happened in the past week on July the twenty ninth four students were detained for supposedly inciting secession. This seems to have had something to do with facebook page and shortly after became clear that the police had put on a wanted list, a number of activists who are currently in exile. So, there is an example for instance of how China intends for this new national security in order have jurisdiction beyond the borders of the country itself. These people were in the United States, the UK and elsewhere. One of them was not even a Hong Kong citizen better taken up US citizenship and so as as Beijing's hands gets heavier in Hong Kong Antoine Indeed all over the world. How are people coping normal life goes on so far as both the virus and the new political restrictions allow what is certainly happened is that the street protests that so colored and royal the territory last year are now very much a thing of the past. So the act the concerned the worry that. Has. Taken hold in the territory is one that is not always voiced publicly but in private conversations and the concerns really are about Hong Kong's long-term future. One of the possibility is certainly that many people discussing is immigration and a number of countries have. Roots towards long term permanent residency or even citizenship. Those countries include the United Kingdom Australia Canada, the United States. But many people are not in a position to leave immediately. But what happens now with all of the momentum that was behind the protesters but this whole movement now that protests themselves have died down to the protesters are moving abroad. What happens now it looks like well, over half of Hong Kong's population is in favor of democratic change but the possibilities for that through politics and through the ballot box have been very sharply restricted in in recent weeks. So there's a conversation emerging. About what form opposition should take? So people are starting to draw parallels with the Eastern European bloc during the Soviet era too many people here the national security nor is starting to look like the Ray quick building of the Berlin Wall in the early nineteen sixties and people are drawing comparisons with opposition in the decades following that in eastern Europe and that opposition took perform of underground dissident, it took the form of dissident writers and The church played a big role in eastern. Europe. Some hope that it may do here in Hong Kong one positive sign has been taken from last year's protests is an extraordinary. Creativity in in the form of protest art in the form of. Video making. So the hope is that maybe these avenues might at least allow a civil society not only to to hang on by its fingertips but also to grow. Don Thank you very much for your time fact Jason. For. Inciteful pair of interviews about Hong Kong's politics. Look for our sister show the economy asks my colleague and mckelway spoke to activist Nathan Law and to Regina Yip a Pro Beijing member of Hong. Kong's cabinet who said it's the activists themselves who bear responsibility for the mainland's latest moves. It's their choice they had. A goal on the provost part to self-destruction you. Choice. To want to commodes a separatism. From China I. Feel sorry for that. All the problems that they face now are of their own way. No. In fact, they are true young they are too young to commit judgments on these fundamental issues. Why should they be involved in promoting separation from China? Why should be that look for the Economist asks wherever you find your podcasts. Today more than ever. 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There is a scene that played out almost every day for weeks for months outside of the Ethiopian embassy here in Beirut he would see cars pull up and drop off their passengers if the OB and women who were carrying their possessions and suitcases are in bags. Great girls from is our Middle East correspondent based in Lebanon these weren't women catching plane or catching a train. They had nowhere to go actually word maids, domestic workers whose employers. Could no longer afford to pay them because of the economic crisis here in Lebanon also couldn't send them home because the airport was largely closed because of covid one, thousand, nine, hundred, and so they dump them off outside the embassy they simply left them there to be someone else's problem. You would meet women who said they'd been sitting there on the curb for days on end using their bags as pillows simply left the fend for themselves. And isn't that kind of a general comment on how Lebanon treats migrant domestic workers? It is even before cove in nineteen. Before the economic crisis, there was widespread racism and harsh treatment of migrant workers here there are a number of cases where Lebanese have advertised their maids on facebook as if they were property, there was a post back in April that offered a Nigerian made who was described as being very active and very clean and she. was being sold for one and a half million Lebanese pounds, which is worth about a thousand dollars at the official exchange rates. There was also a clip that was circulated widely here in Lebanon in June it was from a television channel in Ghana that covered the return of two hundred or so Ghanaian citizens from Lebanon most of them. One, hundred, eighty of them were women working as domestic workers here, and they described horrendous conditions and treatments. Fit. After that sexual harassment. They bit s like animals. I have videos of this. I went through in that country and they also warned other people not to follow them to Lebanon not to come here to work. No. Doubt Music and go back to Lebanon is not a country that we should be. How does this situation come about? Where for instance, an people find themselves trapped with arguably abusive employers often starts with unscrupulous recruiters are agents migrants who come here to other countries in the middle. East. Are often promised good salaries, respectful working conditions and they arrive and find out that it's anything. But but then they find themselves trapped for two reasons. One is they often have to take out loans to pay fees to these recruiters and the loans can run thousand dollars two. Thousand dollars which when you're making only a few hundred dollars a month and you're trying to send much of that to your families back home it can take many months if not years to pay off those loans. So they find themselves trapped by debt. They also find themselves trapped by something called the Catholic system, which again exists here in Lebanon and many other countries in the Middle East whereby migrant workers are bound to their field or their sponsor, and so they can't simply. Changed jobs because their residency in their work permit is connected to their sponsor, and if they leave that job, they have to leave the country. So you meet migrants who say despite the awful conditions they're making more money here than they would make back home, and so they're willing to they're forced to continue to put up with US conditions because they're blocked from finding another job, and so all of this is a function of how the Lebanese feel about migrants or is this. Strictly a racial thing. It's hard to separate the two because almost all of the migrants here are either from east and South Asia or from Africa. So it's often connected to race as well as their status being migrant workers but the racism here it cuts across socio-economic lines I spoke with a black diplomat too says been pursued through upscale shopping malls Lebanon by security guards thought she was a housekeeper and they wanted to know why she was shopping without her madame without her employer. So Racist, certainly a problem here and in other countries around the Middle East and not only when it comes to migrants states across the Arab world have black minorities. You have Egypt for example, the Nubians who have been there for thousands of years you have in the Levant and the Gulf states black communities that are often the descendants of slaves taken by Islamic empires or the descendents of African Muslims who made pilgrimages to places like Saudi Arabia and decided to stay again, those communities face various kinds of commission as well. Would you mean by that? Will you hear some of it? Simply in the language that people use darker skinned people referred to with terms like opt, which means slave Anwar Sadat was president of Egypt darker skin than his predecessor was sometimes referred to as his predecessors black poodle you turn on the television in the Middle East and black face is fairly common sight on Arabic language television and no doubt that kind of racism manifests in in everyday life in lots of ways, it does you see it in areas of life. March choice of partner you have families that will see skin color as a marker for Associate Comic Status Lighter skinned people seen as being wealthier and more educated. You see it in the workplace as well in Iraq, for example, where there's a black community that has been there for at least a thousand years they to this day struggle to obtain government jobs and they're often relegated to doing menial work and living on the outskirts of society. You see it as well in the Gulf states where there's almost a racial hierarchy to employment. If you walk into a Nice Hotel and the Gulf you might see black migrants from Africa working as security guards or as porters. You will see them far less often in jobs that require interaction with customers. Waiters hairdressers, things like that those jobs which are better paid than less taxing often go to lighter skinned workers from Asia or from Arab countries I mean racism has been very much on the agenda over the past few months because of the the killing of George Floyd protests that erupted across the world did that wave of protests hit the Arab world as well? The protests themselves. Didn't reach the Arab world. This is a region fortunately protest often a criminal offence of we didn't see much in the way in street demonstrations either in solidarity or around the region's own issues with racism but it has certainly escalated the conversation that's taking place both online and offline. There was a video that circulated quite widely earlier this summer was shot by a Palestinian actress condit's. Who recounted some of the just casual bigotry that she's heard and day-today Life Semis Ben Aston Headache. Mariam. People often argue that it's harmless. It's just words. And allow. Them. One of the points that she was trying to make in this video is that it does hurt people and that it does have an influence not only on the targets of it but on societies broader attitude towards Black Arabs, and do you think having these kinds of discussions on social media and the like will make much of a difference? Is it enough having a conversation about these? Things is certainly better than nothing. But one thing that we've seen certainly in America through years and years and years of protests against racism and police brutality is that just having a conversation doesn't actually bring political change or social change. That's something that takes a long time and it also takes concerted effort in politics and education, and unfortunately one of the problems in countries across this region. Is that there are few avenues to do that, and so it's good to have a conversation about these things but. The ways that you actually go about making concrete change. Unfortunately, those ways are often blocked in the middle. East. Thanks very much for joining US greg.
Why Investors Keep Losing Money Betting Against The Hong Kong Dollar Peg
"So Tracy. You're in Hong. Kong. Obviously. We've been talking about some recent episodes about some of the reemergence of the virus there, but also virus. Aside, this is just a sort of a big moment in time for. Hong. Kong, for reason. Yeah. There's no shortage of new slow here in Hong Kong aside from the virus we've had. A year of unrest in the form of the the big protests against extradition law, and now most recently in the past month, we've had the imposition of a new national security law which gives China sweeping powers I. Guess You'd say over Hong Kong. Right now, I remember thinking like a year ago. Pregnancy is a year ago by now, the sort of like the protests have really gathered steep. It was like last summer when we really saw the reacceleration of protest and you and I would be on meetings a pretty regularly, and you'd have to talk to us about how you were getting into work and so forth. Things like that Yep? That's right. So you must be pretty exhausted. I mean, look, there's a lot going on in the world But yeah, definitely a lot going on in Hong Kong, and like the mood is Moon's pretty morose at the moment I gotta say, and then beyond that, of course, we have the economic situation, which is that Hong, Kong. Just can't catch a break. So we already saw the Hong Kong economy affected by the protests, lots of mainland tourists and shoppers stopped coming into the city. And then of course, we had the virus cases beginning to really build up earlier in the year. Now, we have the third wave. So that continues to hit the economy, and now we also have the national security law, and again the question, there is slightly different to viruses and protests, which you know sort of hit the retail sector. The hardest question about the national security law is whether or not. It's going to impact the international character of Hong Kong as a financial centre in international financial. Center.
Pompeo: 'No valid reason' for Hong Kong election delay
"Of State Mike Pompeo says Hong Kong's postponement of the election for a year because Beijing is afraid pro Beijing Ledge Co candidates would get crushed, he says. There is no valid reason to put it off on Hong Kong is saying that delay is because of the dangers of an election during Corona virus threat.
U.S. to Act on China Software Beyond TikTok, Pompeo Says
"Some of the top stories here, the Trump Administration to announce measures shortly against Chinese own software deemed to pose national security risks. So this is well beyond TIC tac Comments from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggests a whitening of the US measures. Beyond the popular Chinese music video out Pompeo, speaking earlier on Fox News, these Chinese software companies doing business in the United States, whether it's tic tac, or we checked their countless more Our feeding data directly to the Chinese Communist Party. Their natural security address could be their facial recognition pattern. It could be information about the residents that phone numbers to friends who they're connected to. Those are the issues that President Trump's been clear We're going to take care of these air true national security issues. Mike Pompeo. Now, sources say that moved to ban Tic tac from the United States could upend a potential acquisition ploy from Microsoft. Even so, over the weekend, the South China Morning Post are leading English paper here in Hong Kong reported that TIC tac parent bite dance would prefer to spin off the up. Rather than sell to Microsoft, Rish.
US-China rivalry hinders a struggling HSBC
"We've seen fall out over the UK is World Way decision suspensions of extradition treaties on most recently. Hong Kong considering on election delay That could mean HSBC's business shift may prove untenable under its current structure being listed in the UK and Hong Kong while supporting China's national security law, expectations of more drastic action on earnings, they are increasing well for more on this. We're joined by Bloomberg Finance reporter Harry Wilson. Thank you so much for being with me, Harry. Look, first of all on H S B. C. It was unusual, wasn't it? That HSBC made the statement that it did about China's controversial A new law that effects Hong Kong. Why do you think they did that? I can only surmise they come on the enormous amount of pressure to say something on it. Normally, banks, particularly HSBC have like to remain entirely apolitical. Getting into politics just isn't in the DNA. And I think the fact that they felt they had to come out and say something publicly shows that probably not saying something will was seen as a school, too. So we certainly have picked up in the last couple of months that our thanks senior to perfectly are getting a little hum. I think a lot of cools a lot of Um ah, imploring from their Asian businesses to basically toe the line of it more when when it comes to Christo. Events in Hong Kong and China. Okay, so that on the security law on the flipside, of course, the pressure in response to that Was was also apply from the UK side. So it's kind of ratcheted up the political pressure you know, on in both parts of their business, surely Yes. So they are getting pressure from all sides. Not just something you came to. The U. S. Is also called him out over this and they're really in a very difficult position because effectively theory some game we'll have You say that since Beijing China onside Is seen in the West to UK us being, uh, essentially going against Western policy, so there isn't really a wind for them haters. In some positions, they can take the fetal sides happy so But trying to be trying to walk a line between them, which sees the increasingly difficult Do you think things matters are going to get worse? And how does it affect the business going forwards? It's a UK bank, but that makes most of its money in Asia. Well, exactly of you should go back with the ancient history of HSBC in the late eighties early nineties recognized this issue, which is why they part of reason why they decided first byway and size of Midland Bank and build up a business. Outside of Asia more than they had at the time, and that was, in part at least a recognition that the situation could become more difficult. Posi handover of Hong Kong in 1997 Now what we've seen since 1997 attempts become a global bank has hit some some brake blocks from headwinds off late, So now they find themselves in a situation where There probably is exposed to Asia optically Hong Kong as they have ever been on that places them in a very difficult position. Because see they want to continue doing business in Hong Kong that increasing against me that they got here to the lines of China, But of course that puts a man on a collision course with Earth. With the U K and the Y the West. So how do you think that this is going to be expressed then? Potentially in earnings? I don't think we're going to really see anything. Take Lee and the earnings on this Aziz yet we're really in the Very early stages off this spook growing political contest between between China and Hong Kong itself. These Already in a family, the procession and that that is really with us China trade tensions or the problems we've we've been talking about just now, that's more to do with Corona virus before about the political people. We saw lately in Hong Kong. I think they probably were looking more 5 10 years out. It could be the case that you start to see a kind of maybe death of 1000 cups and those who have so little losses here and there now see that that is very well aware of that on there going to be looking through everything they can to make sure that that happens. Things are they increasingly difficult environments in which to do business, particularly in a country like China. Where are you? Nate is very important that You are being It seemed to be supportive off Chinese
Online Memorial Honors Filipino Health Care Workers Who Have Died Of COVID-19
"Jolene Lovitt has lost friends and family to cope in 19 She and other volunteers have been keeping track of Filipino healthcare workers who died from the disease worldwide. Their website is called Communion, which means shelter or refuge. It's an online memorial with pictures and stories of those who've been lost. Jolene livid joins us now from Los Angeles. Welcome to the program. Thank you for having me. So why don't you just start by telling me why created this online memorial? So the first week of stay at home orders? I lost my aunt who was a registered nurse. Her name is Rosary. Castro Olonga. And she passed away without being named. You know, for weeks. Two weeks later, I lost another aunts. They worked with my mother for 30 years in the I C u as registered nurses. So your mother is also a registered nurse. Yes, And as the days went on, we noticed that a lot of the health care workers unless there were independent journalists covering their family's stories. We were unable to identify them. And so there were a group of us. We got together and we started. Basically documenting everything confined. You talked about how many people with Philippine ancestries were dying on the front lines as health care workers. Are they over represented in the medical industry. Absolutely. Here in California. One in five registered nurses is of the looking ancestry in New York. So now we're talking about two hot spots of the pandemic, 34.4% of all Filipinos are actually in the healthcare industry. New York So we're highly over represented in the healthcare industry because of historic exclusion, except for health care professionals, for example, and educators that were allowed to migrate here, and that's why a lot of people choose this career path. That's correct. I know that in my family, there will be entire households that will save up tuition for one person to go through nursing school so that she can migrate abroad and support being rest of the entire family that's still back home in the Philippines. A main feature of the digital memorial are the numbers that you've collected. Can you tell us about the data you found United States has more than doubled the deaths of Philippine healthcare workers, then the Philippines itself. Wow, that's quite shocking. It is it is on the second highest number of deaths of health care professionals. Of Philippine ancestry is actually the United Kingdom again beating out the Philippines outside of this site. Are there really hard, fast numbers of deaths of Filipino healthcare workers, Filipinos in general and how they're impacted by this disease? There is a loose network of Filipino and Filipino American journalists that are attempting Tio collect numbers of all Filipinos that have fallen to probe it in the U. S on DH. In our research. We found a similar effort in the United Kingdom. But the Philippine government itself is not collecting those numbers where Filipino migrants reside. So, for example, the consulate here in the United States their number, it's missing like half of the names that we've been able to collect. Who knows how many stories you still haven't heard every single day. We're still combing the news. We're still checking to see if more testimony have been submitted by by loved ones. That was Julian livid founder of the website, Kong London, which tracks deaths of Filipino healthcare
Hong Kong postpones elections for a year 'over virus concerns'
"Legislative elections by a year, citing the pandemics ongoing resurgence. It was a setback for pro democracy forces who hoped for an overwhelming win at the polls. Activist Joshua Wong said it's all part of a campaign, including barring him and others from running for the city legislature has multiple To prevent the opposition block from taking the majority in Hong Kong legislator Our voice is clear aloud to the world by our boat was dead to defend our freedom and write that stipulated in the joint declaration and the Basic Law. The election. Eli comes as mainland China is moving to curb descent and Hong Kong under a new national security law Back in this country. A
Fauci 'cautiously optimistic' coronavirus vaccine could prove effective by 'late fall or early winter'
"US health leaders were back in the hot seat on Capitol Hill testifying before a House panel about the pandemic questions focused on getting schools open again and the possibility of a vaccine on the. Horizon. Director. Of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr Anthony Fauci. was asked about that vaccine timeline. We hope that as we get into the late fall and early winter we will have. In fact, a vaccine that we can say would be safe and effective one can never guarantee the safety effectiveness unless you do the trial but we are cautiously optimistic that this will be successful.
Hong Kong: China says it will not recognise UK overseas passports
"China said the UK will pay the price of it pursues Ah hospital policy toward Beijing and hinted it may block Hong Kong citizens from taking up Boris Johnson's offer of a path to British citizenship. China's ambassador in London, says the Chinese government does not consider so called British passports, You know as valid travel documents,
"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..
"kong" Discussed on Front Burner
"On Thursday China's parliament passed the draft resolution of its controversial national security law. It's meant to criminalise acts. That are seen to remind the Chinese government's authority and for many this signals. The end of one country two systems a political promise made one Hongkong a former British colony was handed over to China in nineteen ninety seven. It allowed people in Hong Kong certain civil liberties not found in mainland China. This week thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong to make their fears and discontent around the new law. Known protests about China's long reach have really become part of the fabric of Hong Kong life last June. What began as demonstrations against a proposed extradition? Bill would later turn into a call for greater democratic freedoms today journalist and lawyer Antony Dapper and is here to help us understand what the national security law might mean for the future of Hong Kong. He's the author of city on fire the fight for Hong Kong. This is front burner.
"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..
"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..
"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.
"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.
"kong" Discussed on Monocle 24: Section D
"And James last on the show you managed to crawl sort of a legend of the advertising industry in Hong Kong a man with a and extremely long shadow in the world of visual design and a man. I believe you've spoken to before at kind of a kind of a funny topic to put to someone the effectiveness of corona virus as safety literature. But some tell us tell us a little bit about Stanley Wong who you spoke to. Next so stunning warns had a forty year career in commercial advertising. Graphic design and art was recently the subject of a three month long retrospective at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum of that was sadly cut short by a month because of the krona virus and all the museums had to close with a pandemic challenging the advertising industry all around the world. I thought it'd be fun to invites him into the bureau and ask this venerable designer to select his favourite Kovic one thousand nine campaigns from the last few months your top story you give me a little hint come from personal healthcare cars and government three sectors that have been very important and prominent during this time without further. Ado Stanley please. Could you walk our listeners? Through your three picks from around the world the first one is an advert from one of the F. CG powerhouses Unilever for their soap dove. Can you tell us a little bit about this campaign? And whether you like it. This is some of our candidate market from orphee. Tell you the message. I is actually Dov because his skin. Care Potter. Okay the donation to the hospital. They have partner to support those committed to help in hospital to save lives.
"kong" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"Of pumping blood through Kong's fifty foot body in ninety eighty six. The heart is ready but Kong is not. The ten years of sedation is lowered his blood levels and without a blood transfer. He won't survive the surgery who could possibly donate blood for a one of a kind giant gorilla as luck would have it. They don't have to look that hard. A matches founded Borneo a WanNa be Indiana Jones named thank Mitchell called. Mitch is exploring Borneo and finds a giant female ape. He Calls Lady Kong yet. White Up Queen Kong come on there actually actually was in the seventies a rip off movie called King Kong so someone actually already had that he knocks her out and sell it to the highest bidder. Which is the Atlantic Institute using lady? Kong's blood King Kong is brought back to life with the artificial hearts but conch and smell the female guerrilla l. a. miles away and he breaks out of the institute and Takes Lady Cong- into the Georgian wilderness where they hide and home to subdue the two drank guerrillas. The army is it's called in led by Lieutenant. Colonel Archie Nevet played by Beverly Hills. Cops John Ashton he's committed to killing Cong- so Mitch and Dr Franklin go on their own to find find the apes. Dr Franklin knows Kong's artificial heart isn't properly calibrated. And if not fixed by remote control than he will die while they follow the Apes Mitch and Amy Fall in love and do some humping of their Old Lady Kong is captured and King Kong jumps off a cliff and is presumed dead months pass and King Kong has survived survived healing in the wilderness. Meanwhile Lady Cong- is brought to term and ready to give birth but lady Kong isn't getting good veterinary care. So Amy and Mitch try to Breaker Acre out. Mitchell secured some Landon Borneo were lady. Cong- can live in peace but King Kong is discovered and he's hunted by the military and by a redneck militia. To what you get for hiding out in the APPALACHIANS angry Khong starts to kill US hunters including Lieutenant Colonel Nebot but in his rampage. He destroys the remote control that could regulate his heart reaches Lady Kong Justice. She's giving birth. Thank God offscreen. That's not some after booth. I WANNA see 'cause artificial heart gives out but he lives is just long enough to meet the son of Kong and Lady Kong and son of Kong are taken to their reserve in Borneo to live undisturbed as credits roll. uh-huh so yes. They do work in a son of Gong they were thinking about legacy. This is despite the title King Kong guys. Tears ears already forming in my eyes but in the beginning here what they're trying to tell you is and I think it's a hard concept to grasp guess in nineteen seventy six. What we saw? How was not fatal? Does anyone remember baby. Fae Leg Faye from the first King Kong Movie Note Baby Fae. She was a big headline. She was the first person to receive a baboon heart transplant in nineteen eighty-four. You know this is not ring. Any Bells Ernie. nope don't recall this but yeah baby fae pay showed medical technology leaning to the idea that Simeon and human could exchange hearts. The truth of the matter is the shock was I thought she was still L. among us but the child holding live twenty days so it wasn't like it was a medical miracle but they certainly sold it like this was going to be the way we dealt with cardiac problems problems in the future. What I do remember in the mid eighties because my father was a cardiologist? Not a surgeon but several surgeons in his practice was the the invention of the artificial hearts and my father's involvement in the first artificial heart transplants. In Our city. Really Yeah Your Dad. He did that no he's not a surgeon. Father was the medical doctor who worked with the patient before and after the surgery. Because if you've ever had surgery surgeons like to cut and then leave you cut him in Louisville Okay Yeah. Nineteen eighty. Three is the first one. Barney Clark is his name. He was a sixty one year old. Dentist and again my sense was like yeah. We did this amazing thing. We built a mechanical heart and it replaces organic cart and he lived one hundred twelve days like did it get better like I don't feel like anybody does this anymore. It just it's an invention that went away. Your Dad didn't keep doing this right. This was a fad. They still do it. And eight eighty five percents of transplant. Patients return to work or other activities they previously enjoyed and seventy five percent of them. Live at least five five years. That's a long way since my memory of I believe it was robocop. Two with the Honda Suzuki. You choose your heart so all this. This is happening in the early eighties. And even though it wasn't a huge lease on life at that time you could see why a screenwriter would think. This is the answer. Kong fell off the building thing. We heard his heart thumping to stop but if we get him a new heart. Hey there it is. That's a stupid idea. The Dude was shot with eighty million. Bullets it's a heartrending. Also fell off the world trade center his bones or be that as it may Ronald Schuss. It thought that this would be an idea that they could use camp that they would have to tweak this but take what was going on and modern medical science and kind of satirize it here with King Kong and so he wrote it with with the idea that it would be funny and then had the further idea that Khan would also need a blood transfusion and would get that from a lady call. He is right. This is funny when you think think about it. It doesn't play funny but he's got the right instinct to make a camp not funny. Ha Ha funny ridiculous. No it was funny. Ha when the page and then Dino I said that's it it's brilliance. It lasts. They will cry. I will make them cry again. She he really wants us to cry during this us doesn't he yes. Dido didn't understand that this stupid no thought that this was completely normal and that we would again. He had the same tragic story. Worry line set up for his sequel. I'm not going to outright say Gino was high on drugs but I will say this is the same year he hired Stephen King to do. Maximum overdrive Dino's crazy. I mean everyone that works with them. We'll tell you that it's why so. Many people didn't come back to this. Jeff Bridges a very funny story about how dino you know came up to him at the end of the shooting is like Jeff Jeff Jeff I got two words for you to jeff is like Oh yeah I got you the words were you do. I mean nobody was coming Jessica. Lang was like there's no way I'm getting back into that. Animatronic can't again and getting pinched pinched hurt and Dido's response was good. The first scene of the new movie will be you being eaten. The one thing I'll give this artificial heart thing is in attempting getting to make our tears flow the seventies and it worked on me as a kid. We didn't discuss it but the sound of that. Heartbeat you hear the heart of Cong- and it drowns out all other sound until we get to here doin scream and agony of the pain of loss while we hear is a heart stopping and so I suppose if you were watching that and like how do you pick up your last thing you see of calm or the last impression you have. Gong is his giant thudding heart. But no I don't know if you guys are familiar with Terry Chevaux that legal case from a few years back. Yes they vote Khong I I is that I don't know via civil rights where he could demand to be pulled off life support. He's just an animal. Hold on now. According to King Kong vs Godzilla. What about calling civil rights Japan's more progressive than us? No yeah if this had been made in the nineties he's it probably would have had lawyers arguing these things. The John Grisham era but right now it's very convenient and again. They had money that got pulled. Where they we're going to restate and they were going to walk you through how the was actually lifted out of this kept alive and brought to Atlanta which by the way is nowhere near New York City? I mean that is quite quite a feat to get them there. Do they say because I kept trying to figure out I'm like are they in Florida because alligators are gonNA show up. Are there alligators in Atlanta Atlanta Georgia. Joe With the Atlantic Institute. Oh okay when the apes runaway I think they do go to the everglades but you know what do you know. Sense of geography is not good day. They are on a back lot. Obviously yes and the Atlanta Institute that sounds like one of those paid for a degree like schools that you'll get like how did they wind up with the biggest primate of all time. I don't get this anyway. It's ten years later and he's been hauled away to someplace that keeps them on life support. It takes ten years to build a heart who built the breathing tube when they get that. Just find some conduit from an electrical company and shove it up his nose. That's my question you you get this. I guess the head of the institute he's like this artificial hardest seven million dollars as a taking them that ten years do they have to like fundraising as a GIG. Grants and seven million is actually cheap for that many researchers for a full decade. I mean how much are they making sure like way. More than seven million was spent developing the real artificial heart like yeah. I did see that much to me but keep in mind these jokes. These jokes that the screenwriter wrote that the people that got the script didn't get and because they didn't get everyone in. This movie never cracks a smile. It's kind of amazing how straight everyone plays this. If I saw my career going with this movie the I wouldn't smile either. I definitely think that there's a way to make this work. I definitely think you could take this script again. Flash Gordon had a sense of fun and some of those people knew what movie they were in play into it. You know tongue poking out of your cheek there but no. They look miserable when I Linda Hamilton here. She is furious right yes. She's so deadly serious film and couldn't believe it like Terminator. was that a one thousand. Nine hundred eighty four. Did she have expectations to become a big star. After that. I think she had expectations and she does. I mean she's the only one to emerge from any of this unscathed. She's the only one that has a career after this Phil. Yeah I mean it. It was an eighty million dollar hit. I mean you could argue. She maybe wasn't the thing that people wanted to see next. It was kind of Arnold's movie but yeah I wouldn't say unscathed. She was kind of scathed scathed until Cameron brought her back for the sequel beauty and the beast ran on. CBS and that was a modest hit. I didn't like it. People don't understand this. That was a huge ego. Blow if you were a movie star and had to take a television role. No Yeah. She's a B movie actress. But she's better than this. I mean this is really the drags rags and she feels it and when these actors were done nobody would show them the footage they were told. Go on television promote this movie. We have no money for ADS and and she in the main actor were like. Why would I tell people on? TV to go. See it if I haven't seen it and they're like we don't have the film finished yet and they're like it. Opens opens next week. That is just the norm in Hollywood today. I think you promote your films without ever seeing them but you at least bring a clip right like go on there and and then Johnny Carson Turns and you see twenty seconds of it. They wouldn't even give up that it wouldn't give them any footage because they knew if you saw anything in this movie you would be less likely to watch it and so I just have to presume like this was a really painful experience for most of the people on here and including her I actually there are things you could have shown me. That would make me more excited for this film specifically Kong's break out of the institute when we get there that that would've been clipped to show on Carson. That would have gotten me in theaters. Those special affects in one thousand nine hundred eighty six two years after ghostbusters. Back to the future. Sure you kidding..
"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..
"kong" Discussed on Now Playing - The Movie Review Podcast
"I. He's like he can scrap scrapped just like his old man minutes later and he's like not a patch on your old man. I'm actually GONNA reverse my opinion but that is okay. It is okay that he is not a ferocious beast. That scares everybody. If he's a cuddly goofy character that no one respects and he has to earn respect with the help of Denham that feels those like the comedy redemption story that they could make and they only halfway get two. I've just left wondering what if they hadn't gotten to the island right at that moment. It's a save from the quicksand totally different movie or what if the natives didn't kick them off I mean the reason they found Congress because they couldn't land where the village was the natives didn't want them there they had to go go to another place so yes a lot of contrivances to get to this point the fact that they split up the fact that denim is like. I'm going to go look around and I'm thinking why. Why would you do that? You're in this unknown place that you know has giant monsters. No you're gonNA leave like your Captain Kirk or something but then Hilda's going to tag along you said state. Stay close to you. I feel like we get an answer to every question you guys are asking the screenwriter puts it right in there who climbed quicksand the lady tears offer for dress and puts a bandage wrapped around his middle finger to say even. This tape is telling us I'm not gonNA give you none of it. None of it and so we have is some very sloppy scenes of dim falling in love with this girl by the Campfire. While this thing is photo bombing and spying on them and yeah the other guys are hiding in a crevice from special effects of another movie that was abandoned and and eventually they're going to figure out there's a temple on the mountain that has an amulet sort of somehow that can be considered the treasure enough to pay off all the lawsuits for New New York. Though I mean no you're going to go back to that island that they were on and just by everything to King yes. Why not stay here? I guess maybe it was possible. Denham could find his this place on this island. Like maybe he would live with the villagers rebuild. I mean I guess I see a more Utopian. If this movie is going to be lighter in comedy I kinda want to laugh and have a good time at the end. We don't need to go to the same tragic fall for calm right. He can live. He can participate in the rebuilding. That would've been away to go. That would have been more interesting. I think there's a lot of things that would have been more interesting but I understand the thought of sequels especially shortly before the days of video is give the audience. The same beats television. arnie not before video before television. Yes and you're right. It is what you do when you don't you know what else to do. You hit the notes. You already did that. You know elicited their reactions you want to get so all of a sudden for reasons. We have a climax where sea serpent is coming out and the whole place is falling. Yeah there was an earthquake that shook the camera and again. It's like you guys arrived at just the wrong moment although thank God you arrived when you did imagine if you'd road there one day later the whole argument is going on but we're kind of here at the climax and it's like not only only has not been satisfying in the same way but they will not go back to New York. There will be third act to the story. This is the end of the film. I don't feel like I know Kiko enough like he's kind of just goofy clumsy giant gorilla. But I don't have any feelings for him like I did with King Kong where I saw that more more is a tragedy year. Just here's this goofy animal and he's going to die with all the rest of the animals on this seeking island. I feel that they let the human story Goto. We focus so much on Denham and Hilda with son of calm. I mean that's finally we're at the main attraction here you've been waiting for the titular son of Kong. You get him. But there's three other humans on the island including the cook but I lose track of all of that and when he'll takes the amulet and goes to them and when the Hellstroem gets eaten by the monster. I'm very confused because you guys gave me a whole Lotta Shit for complaining about stop motion last time but I praise what the film did. Last time. You got to admit this stop. Motion is not succeeding in telling the story. Oh No it feels like people giving up what I feel like. I'm watching happen is hey we read seventy minutes. We can release this and if we have to have the movie out by Christmas here it is. It's almost like the the Christmas special that comes when you have a hit movie like Star Wars Hours Thinking Star Wars. You know like it's just the cheap knock off that has really nothing to do with the cultural phenomenon on you love but just cashes in at holiday time it works in that way. They delivered something that people could pay money to and say. Yeah that was son son of Kong. I'll give the movie this better than the Star Wars holiday special with all the cooking segments in the rookie. For now I may enjoy watching the Brown Ero holiday special more but as far as actual film and story this is better. Yeah but you're right as far as losing touch with. That's where you really feel like. They still could have done it. They could have made the human story. It wasn't about the production problems and all the constraints they could have had denims. Romance means something they. They could've had the Norwegian villain do something that earns a better death that we save her. You could have had the villagers working with key coup to rebuild. And you just I. You WanNa put a bow on all of these people and where they're at and instead everything literally just falls apart and Ki Ku conveniently as with everything with his ending. His foot is stuck in a crevice after the earthquake and so he goes down but he holds up denim. Yeah what does he got to hold up Denim. Does he not know how to swim is they're are going to be like a vortex that pulls down to is this I would say I don't even know why he's got a hold them up till the boat gets there. Obviously they want to emulate the tragic ending of Kong and instill leave Denham to make more sequels if the board says next Christmas or Easter or even Valentine's Day getting knocked out another month nephew of CAU-. Aw He better be able to have floaters or know how to swim. That's all I can say. There's no island left for him to live on. I just take this as a metaphor for the film. Sunk it sunk fast and it sunk Khong beast with it. Yeah and again. I almost feel like the screenwriter tongue in cheek. Kind of knew that and just kinda descend all right if if this is what you want Middle Finger. Here's what you get. Well what did we get. Jacob Stuart did you get the Middle Finger from son of Kong Jacob. Did I complain about this movie movie. Yes a lot term from with it. But I don't want it to come off harsher than it may have because I did see a little bit of a charm in this one having this goofy Kiko Oh and more of slapstick. It could've worked. I saw a film here that Coulda worked but ultimately it took too long to get to the monster and kind of as aside homework project. I've been watching some of the old Godzilla movies so when these to finally get a round of fighting you know just have some insight from the other side as well and and you know when you're making a giant monster movie you WanNa see. The giant monster smashed off. I think that's what it ultimately comes down to whether a Godzilla or King Kong film is good or bad is what does that monster get to destroy. Unfortunately here Sunday Kong doesn't get to do a whole lot. He he has an awesome fight with a giant bear that I fully endorse but other than that. He's clumsy. He gets his foot stuck and drowns and it takes in my opinion way too long to get to the main attraction of this film. So yes there are problems albums here. Yeah you might find this humorous because I definitely did see a comedy that was almost working but ultimately I can't recommend this one stewart yeah scrappy do blue jar jar. You know. Franchises are just littered with these kinds of badly conceived followups where it was never going to be as good. This son was not not set up to be as good in any way he had no support and so the surprises. The pleasant tree is. It's not as bad as I expected. I expected to hate it. I expected it to be rushed stop motion effects and to be pretty lame and it is and it's a not recommend for that. Reason is a bad movie but you know I've praised the original. Not only for. Its technical sophistication of the time but also I thought that it had interesting subtext and ideas and here. They might not abby that ambitious but I feel like there is some fun screwball comedy. I still like Denham. I like to see him in the new romantic shades. There painting them in. And Hey it's only an hour. It does US via just kind of like a bonus feature on the Kong. DVD like you could just see it as like. Oh this is some deleted scene that they didn't use thank God but it doesn't exist so we have to recommend it and I'm not going to and I'm with you jakup. I don't want to come off like this is an atrocity I actually find Kikuchi to be a cute little white monkey. I kind of like how stupid it is that they have the line. An animal knows when you're trying to help it and it won't attack you yet. Tell that to any wild animal. That is hurt that in fact the worst thing you can do is try to approach a wounded dog. You don't know not good idea but they do it and I have some fun with this movie. The in the end the problem is not enough long and shoddy shoddy storytelling whether they didn't have the footage. Our weather was poor editing or whether nobody gave a shit about the end of this film it tried to replay the beats of the last one and did so so poorly. It's definitely a not recommend for son of Kong and is that why we don't don't have grandson of this movie sync with the island You make ahead lots of plans for lots of sequels but yeah. I think we're all the same thing. This is not the worst example of nepotism at the very least Tori. Spelling is less deserving of fame. And you know I mean. They did what they had to do. A third movie was planned. They were going to take a couple of years to do it and they were GonNa get God damnit. Though Real King Kong it was called the new adventures of King Kong not as son Aunt. MANT LADY FRIEND BOOTY CALL IT's King Kong and we're not bringing him back from the dead. So what does that leave you with an inter cool. You already already commented Arnie. Last week he goes from being knocked out on the beach to being on a Broadway stage. They were going to show how they put him on in the raft and dragged him on the venture and then got caught up in. Typhoon washed ashore a new tropical island where there was an even bigger scarier are your monster. And a crew had to release com to fight that monster then recapture him to take him to New York. You think that's something that Denham would've told the press uh-huh yeah it would have been a part of the story but hey I mean again I understand all the impulses and the biggest thing facing them was fay wray.
"kong" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"Colony has been existing is very different <hes> in comparison to the way that the government of mainland china has been existing. That's right so hong. Kong did get <hes> a sort of semblance or a partial political and social autonomy under this policy called one country two systems uh-huh <hes> where they became a special administrative region of china that had its autonomy and to a degree in that it had its own constitution legal system and writes like free speech as well as the freedom of assembly and if you know anything about china you know that china at large those things do not necessarily apply right right eight this happened when the two countries signed what was called the sinoe british joint declaration and the weird thing is about this it gave the residents of hong kong considerations considerations and rights that other regions and other residents did not possess there were other people and groups and communities in mainland china that that would love to have these rights. They didn't get them because they didn't have this unique historical situation and this is not to say the hong kong was already some awesome bright shiny bastion of democracy. The residents of hong kong the vast majority of them could not vote and cannot vote. They cannot elect their own leaders. Instead twelve hundred people are chosen to be what's called an election committee and those twelve hundred people elect the chief executive. Yeah who's the main governmental power there in those twelve. Hundred people are generally influential people within the society there in hong kong. We're talking everyone from administrators to teachers to <hes>. I mean just anything anyone who's prominent in their field old essentially may end up on that list now correct me if i'm wrong but doesn't the body government of china general largely consist of representatives representatives of different kinds of commercial sectors so there's a lot of sway by commercial interests in industry over government decisions in the way things things are run yeah. I think that's probably one of the major <hes> reasonings to create a system like that. Yeah it's interesting. One of kim richmond professor feser said this but a longtime ago one of my professors was telling me that if you wanted to make a sweeping generalization shen of the difference between world governments you just had to look at the primary occupation the primary job of most of the people in in government in the u._s. This professor said most politicians are lawyers but in other countries in china included a many any of the ruling individuals are engineers <hes> this professor and i had been drinking. I do not entirely recall <hes> <hes> the rest of his argument but i thought that was a was an interesting little <hes> observation to make their and regardless of how you look at it whatever the interests of those twelve hundred members may be they are not elected by the millions of people in hong hong kong. It's sort of like if we were to find out like if we were to learn who our new representatives and government would be just when the headline was published. You know what i mean like now. The representative for atlanta and the southeast region is paul mission control deck and they go yeah it does that twelve hundred thing does remind me of almost like in all craddock woo all critic <hes>. I don't know what i was gonna. Call it <hes>. It's not a dictatorship or anything like that but you do having because you do have an executive essentially but that executive was just appointed. I'm trying to figure out how to work oligarchy in there because it's not necessarily that because the rule is not by those twelve hundred people it's just they is an is it a democratic oligarchy eighty so it's called the people's republic of china but the idea of a republic being that it's democratic inherently but it's not really pure democracy the way we know it in the united states at some sort of i don't know hybrid kind of remix of it when you say but at the same time we're talking about hong kong which is functioning differently in this weird little offshoot system right but still e even though the even though hong kong residents don't have the right to directly vote..
"kong" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail
"Detail i'm sharon. Break kelly it's the cry of hundreds of thousands of protesters eastern who braved torrential rain to protest and hong kong streets again at the weekend and that's despite growing warnings from beijing but this is not unusual angry young mob within the mums proteins. We've had the lawyers proteges. We had the teachers protest they would try. They would taxi drivers protest thing. They've been government officials protesting. This movement has broad support within hong kong the people of hong kong want to maintain the one country two systems moto although but the tanks are at the border and china's not backing down this propaganda video from china showing off its armies army's capabilities and the strong message is that the unreached will not be tolerated in china's ambassador.
"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.
"kong" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"In recent weeks the streets of Hong Kong have been filled by not just the biggest demonstrations in recent memory but some of the largest gatherings of people in human history they began as protests against a proposed law which would enable extradition of suspected criminals from Hong Kong to mainland China this dispute over a technicality has escalated into a standoff between Beijing and the people of Hong Kong with the government of Hong Kong occupying being a distinctly uncomfortable position in between two clearly determined entities. There were always going to be tensions in the one China Two Systems setup agreed when Hong Kong once a British colony was returned to to China in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven but despite what Beijing may have wanted or imagined Hong Kong does not appear at all reconciled to its eventual absorption into China proper sheduled to occur by two thousand and forty seven indeed among the younger Hongkongers in particular a separate identity appears to be emerging one rooted at least in part in the idea of Hong Kong as a democracy so far at least China has taken a relatively restrained approach to the demonstrations as it did to what became known as the umbrella movement of two thousand fourteen but is China's patients infinite can Hong Kong be lewd or pushed towards compromise and does Hong Kong's songs government have any say in any of this anymore. This is the foreign desk.
"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.
"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.
"kong" Discussed on Nintendo Power Podcast
"The horizon all of these huge ships start sailing across the ocean and it's the snowman's these sort of nordic themed bad guys who swept in and decided that they're gonna make decay island their new home base dona to maize prices far as how this happens how it goes about for people who haven't played the game yet are hoping to jump into it but long story short they take over the island they kicked the kong's off and then as decay in crew you're trying to get back home and take your home island back from the snow matt's nor the original version of the game with the original kind of rule said and characters that's still in the game in addition to funky mode can you maybe explain what some of those differences are absolutely so once you start up the game you have a choice between original mode and funky mood and you actually have three say files so you could be playing an original mode game and a funky mode game and then you still got a save file spare if you go with original mode you're going to have the original experience so you're going to be able to play as donkey kong with your partner kong's cranky dixie and diddy it's one or two player gameplay and has all of the mechanics and everything that folks remember from the original we you game if you go with funky mode you actually get choose between playing as funky kong or donkey kong so if you really love donkey kong you can stick with donkey throughout the entire experience or you can play as funky kong so if you play funky mode as donkey kong you're gonna get extra heart for you andrew cohen partners items are going to cost less in funke's flying by which is the in game store and some of the item mechanics of changed as well so some are going to be a little bit more effective they're going to work a little differently so essentially you're gonna get a little bit more bang for your buck with the banana coins when you shop a fly by on the item side as well the number of items you can take into a level has increased and instead of having to.