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New York's economic outlook ranked worst in the nation
"New York State worst in the nation for economic outlook to recover from the pandemic. The American Legislative Council, a conservative think tank. Pointed the high taxes and state that it said the only way New York and climb out of the hole is through pro growth policies, eliminating government regulation and slashing taxes. New York was joined by New Jersey and Vermont in the bottom three. The council rank Utah and Wyoming is having the best economic outlook's
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.
Hong Kong's new security law explained
"Has denied attacking free speech after biting a dozen candidates from Legislative Council elections scheduled for September. The decision really does come a day after police arrested four youths over social media Post chief North Asia correspondent Stephen Angle has investigated the ramifications of this national security Lou in a new hour long documentary airing later. Friday. In fact, just over half an hour's time is hunger on aged to Steve joins us now with a look at what's in store for the opposition. After these latest move, Steve Well, Obviously, it's a big blow to the opposition if they have 12 of their candidates and potentially even more to be disqualified because, according to the government here, they do not necessarily meet the qualifications of supporting the basic law as well as the new national security law. So it is a blow. I mean, it is one of the biggest disqualifications. It is the biggest disqualification of candidates. Because four years ago in 2016 6 candidates were disqualified and I'll let you decide of the merit on those disqualifications in this slice of Hong Kong on edge, too. I honestly feel that at the end of the day at the moment, we're on like an airplane with a lot of turbulence. Everybody's holding on waiting for the plane to land. But in most cases the plane land safely or waiting for it to crash or waiting for it to crash, But I honestly feel that this airplane is not going to crash because China needs Hong Kong. They needed open Hong Kong. They're not gonna change the mode here. They just want to keep it safe. You want to make it stronger? Fei Jing Shirley, though, doesn't want a stronger pro democracy campaign. Before the passage of the national security law. Pan Democrat lawmakers have been accused of using disruptive and filibustering tactics while fostering anti China sentiment playing cards similar to those the U. S government put out in Iraq during the second Gulf War. I've circulated here, singling out the faces of pro democracy advocates, including the human rights lawyer, Albert Ho, the ace of hearts, There will be a lot of scaring tactics. Many people are being scared away. You know, they want to defeat you without using using any force or even waiting at a war that is That is the way that the Chinese play. You know the game. If I sit here and say no, I will never be arrested. Emily Lau. Were you born yesterday? You live under Communist rule. How dare you say? I've never said that even in 1997. But neither did I predict that. Oh, I will be arrested tomorrow. No, we live under Chinese rule. So anything everything that happened. It would not surprise us, because that's the way they behave to their own people. But we will stay and fight. I don't think I'm going to leave. Even though I know I'm facing imminent risk being put in jail because you know if I become scared All the other people were also more become u know where is scared that then the whole community to be stifled. Have? Nope. Random with Hong Kong and we need to fight until the last minute, according to the anti subversion regulation before the Nationalists created lot implement in Hong Kong. This in the field is legal. But after the national security law implement in Hong Kong, this interfere might be illegal. And not only arresting me even arrest you. Freedom of speech is limited by the new that made me The freedom to ever Uncle Independence freedom to advocate overthrowing the Chinese Communist Party. I omit that there is some limitation and freedom of speech is freedom of the press. Under threat. No, no, no unless they involved in succession, subversion or not terrorist activities. But do people have to be worried about what they post on Facebook? What they post on social media, nannies and their employees? Post war? Yes, I don't think you have judicious obligation for what you are. What criminal ofthings your stuff meets the department is if you are not involved with them. You have no intention to carry out succession, subversion and terrorists X Then what? What have you to fear about?
Over 200,000 vote in Hong Kong's pro-democracy primaries
"Opposition parties in Hong Kong are holding a second day of primaries to choose candidates for September's elections to the Legislative Council. Strong turnout was reported on the opening day Saturday. With activists taking to social media to urge people to vote while they still have the chance. There's mounting concern and the territory that the new security law imposed by China will further curtail democracy in Hong Kong.
Lawmakers ejected in Hong Kong debate on Chinese anthem bill
"Note to promote because lawmakers were removed from the Legislative Council as the debate of a bill that would make it a criminal offense to disrespect China's national anthem it comes ahead of Hong Kong security bill which is being debated in Beijing later today which will make it a crime to undermine Beijing's authority it would also mean that China's national intelligence agency is officially set up on the island and critics say Hong Kong residents could be punished for any form of criticism against China's
Hong Kong protestors call for massive demonstration over new flag legislation
"Well in Hong Kong protesters a call the call the calling for a massive demonstration tomorrow as a legend of councils about to meet a new piece of legislation protecting the flag for more on this week's turnout arose in maths and she is Bloomberg international government executive editor Russell thank you so much for being here so as I say they're sort of to Pisa was was is we tend to think about the security legislation coming to Beijing but there's also one pending in Hong Kong as I understand it well that's right at that moment I took that to the flag obviously in Hong Kong but as far as really about the one central issue which is how much and in what way China encroaches on what Hong Kong sees as essential freedoms all people and companies home call rather see as essential freedoms that they sold was guaranteed with the handover of Hong Kong to China signed years ago and if they feel has being encouraged to call and and and that that's the question how Chinese guy kicking tile S. defense particularly that's happening in Hong Kong so you're saying that protests planned for tomorrow you could see those getting quite rowdy quite lazy possibly quite violent the question is just how much broad support is that still behind that great because you will see the hard core activists out to our age but otherwise is arrested home culturally still behind them today's hurricanes could be quite destructive but they may not be that sizable now because there are still restrictions on protests inside the protests in Hong Kong more than eight people eight Chrysler protests that at the moment but what we really need to try and understand is just how deep is the well still disappointment with China in Hong Kong locals lately so protests originally last year our number of almost half a million people I'll be at the point where we would start to see those number of people coming out again or are they simply worn down by a year a price tag bye said corona virus impact in Hong Kong by an economy that clearly in trouble and just one down to the point that they decided this is what it is exactly Rosalynn and that's why I had to borrow a term for the markets as Beijing basically price this in I mean they must have known there would be protests they must of not known to the United States might impose sanctions things like that the fact that they're willing to go forward the national people's Congress does that indicate basically Beijing's take a hard look at it the man I like it but they're willing to take the hit for the larger goal they have what seems to be the case that China is considering the moment here and there's a number of factors that come into that one is that there are legislative council elections in Hong Kong coming up in September and is a quite possibility that the majority and that would swing to opposition parliamentarians that they claim they want to get this done before that I want to get it done while of course people are still restricted in movement in Hong Kong and the house while the world's attention very much focused on the current virus and the difficulties that each country is having with that many countries are grappling with questions around I've seen their economies how to support their people in its linemen and that might be a good mind that to China to choose to do this they're obviously banking on the fact that international condemnation will be bad but the real hit to them from countries including U. S. and elsewhere might be limited on the white B. the appetite to have to hit them as hard as they could be affected in all the time so this was a finally this is the British gave Hong Kong back essentially to China it's been one country two systems some people think that may be gone now is that an overstatement to are we still gonna have one country two systems or as Beijing on the way to saying it's one country period full stop I would find a thoroughly Hazlett sectors to the idea of one country two systems also because I need to be careful in other areas including the capital and I don't of course when the front No Way international business including the banking sector too quickly the Hong Kong but one thing that's been interesting Mason is as hot as China's saying that I need home call as much as they did maybe ten years ago because I have a strong financial sector at hiring many international companies including banks can operate just on the border of mainland China and that does not fit in bed that can design considered promote the business of doing finance in China the trade that they trained three put the cursor Hong Kong and China is minimal so China has been saying for some time that we don't need Hong Kong as much as we used in the past did you think we might and baffle it's less important to us dissidents that maintaining pretense of one country two systems anymore because we can cut come coming out of the global financial system and it really doesn't matter that much so that's very much that thinking they were aware of at least say publicly that one's one that the cheapest and awful off the gate remains it's important for them to decide up front facing at least to the reality to many people is that it it it it's less of an issue a formal okay thank you so very much as R. bloomer calling Roslyn Matheson on Hong Kong
China Poised To Expand Control Over Hong Kong
"China's forceful takeover of Hong Kong appears to have begun and threats against Taiwan arising that's the message this week of the national people's Congress in Beijing moved to pass an onerous new security law for Hong Kong and the Chinese navy plans are practiced in imperious assault on an island controlled by Taiwan under the Sino British joint declaration China promised Hong Kong legal autonomy and the preservation of basic liberties including freedom of speech press and assembly yeah Beijing is now seeking to bypass the Hong Kong Legislative Council imposed the national security law unilaterally this rule by diktat means that by the end of what it means the end of one country two systems arrangement that Beijing promised for fifty years after nineteen ninety seven enforcement of the national security legislation would raise the legal lines between Hong Kong and the mainland by our deadline China's Communist Party legislature had released a draft of the bill but rest assured the purpose is to silence and punish dissent to prevent a repeat of last year's mass protest in Hong Kong for months Beijing is falsely accused protesters of seeking independence from the mainland and acting on behalf of a foreign black
China Abandons Growth Target for Year as Coronavirus Disrupts Economy
"China's annual session of parliament has begun with a warning that the country is facing immense economic challenges because of the coronavirus prime yet Likud Chung told a whole of nearly three thousand delegates that he wouldn't announce a growth target for twenty twenty the gathering is the most important political events of the year attention has been diverted from China's response to the pandemic buy a new national security low G. to be imposed on Hong Kong in his speech Mr Lee insisted that the territory would remain autonomous one juror you must comprehensively and accurately implement the one country two systems in Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong Macau people ruling the council policies with a high degree of autonomy of establishment proved the legal system I mean forced mechanism of the special administrative region maintain national security and implement the constitutional responsibility the legislation could see demonstrate his face charges including sedition and treason China hopes the law will stop a repeat of last year's widespread protests in the territory what is being criticized by pro democracy politicians who say it will end Hong Kong's special status Emily Lau is a former member of the Legislative Council I think at the end of one country two systems whereby in the old the Chinese government promised Britain and the international community after the handle their ninety seven Hong Kong people can continue to enjoy a free lifestyle freedoms rule for all personal safety which do not exist in mainland
"legislative council" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The second phase of easing its lockdown with the public bring us to come back on to the streets the European Union is set to lead efforts for an independent review of the global pandemic response as well as a United approach to finding an affordable vaccine when the world health assembly meets today an E. U. spokeswoman said violence is when needed to prevent a future pandemic that she said it was not the time to apportion blame scuffles have broken out in Hong Kong's Legislative Council between pro democracy and pro government politicians the two sides of finding of the leadership of a key committee they've been chaotic scenes with members pushing grappling and shouting at each other official figures from Japan show that the world's third largest economy is going into recession for the first time since twenty fifteen Japan is on course for its worst economic slump since the second World War as a result of the coronavirus crisis the met Brazil's biggest city sao Paulo says its health system is close to collapse as demand grows to emergency hospital beds to deal with cases of covered nineteen Bruno Cova said he was in talks with the state governor over introducing a strict lockdown a group of Brazilian former defense ministers of jointly condemned calls by supporters of president Giberson all root for a military takeover six ministers said such measures were not friends to the constitutional rolled off the Brazilian armed forces apart both cable shoes worn by Michael Jordan in his first NBA season sold at auction for a record five hundred and sixty thousand dollars Nike air Jordan ones were first designed especially for the star in nineteen eighty five BBC news.
Despite Pandemic, Hong Kong Protesters' Demands Remain
"You we're going to turn our attention now to Hong Kong you may remember that last year there were mass protests that started over a bill that would have made it easier to extradite people to China the protester grew to include broader pro democracy issues like an investigation into use of force by police the treatment of protesters in Hong Kong even became another friction point in U. S. Chinese affairs but then the corona virus pandemic hit efforts to control the virus changed everything so we wanted more perspective on how it's changed life in Hong Kong so once again we've called on a lawmaker there with whom we've been keeping in touch elephant young he's a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong and he's the leader of the pro democracy civic party outfit young nice to have you back on the program thanks for joining us thank you for having me and first of all you know I'm going to ask how are you how are you doing surviving or think just like the rest of the world Hong Kong is still hanging in there we imposed a very strict social distancing role as far as the restaurants and entertainment are concerned that has been relax a bit run two weeks ago but the people still going to work and everybody's wearing a mask let's get to the news the media news yesterday a police watchdog group released a report which had been long awaited especially by people like yourself which looked into charges of police brutality during last year's pro democracy protests the report found that the police pretty much used force only when necessary what's your reaction to those findings first of all I wish to make the audience make it clear to them that this police watched all members of such were appointed directly by the chief executive nobody from the opposition were members so basically the whole group is pro Beijing and so we were not expecting a lot from this watchdog in first place anyway but it was completely disappointing when they fully accept the explanation by the police without taking police brutality into accounts what's been happening in this area now that the social distancing measures that you described have been relaxed somewhat in Hong Kong have there been further demonstrations have there been further clashes with police there are still people who tried to come out and try to protest in a very gentle way not really protest that they gather in shopping malls for example and put up the slogans but Hong Kong police still become very brutal to them they charge them for illegal assembly for example the restriction restrictive people off before but we have seen enormous cases that the police were still issued is fine to the people who basically alone in a mall but police allege them for joining the gathering so we're expecting some cases will challenge in court of disqualifying I'm presuming that your demands as a pro democracy lawmaker and activists have not changed if the government is using efforts to control the virus as an opportunity to clamp down even further on gatherings what avenues do you have to make your case of course right now when the pandemic still out there it is very difficult to have major protests like what we had last year with over a million people participating but I have full faith in Hong Kong people that when the pandemic is over I'm sure they'll come out again and the Dimond says you've mentioned a bit earlier we are not changing we are not asking for the moon at the five two months namely universal suffrage that is direct democracy upon people and independent investigation of police brutality is still very strong in people's mind regardless of the pandemic and so when there's an opportunity I'm sure Hong Kong people will come out and take to the street again how would you describe the atmosphere in Hong Kong overall after you know everything that everyone there has been through I mean we talked about you know the violence then this deadly global pandemic how would you describe the mood there what would you want us to know about what life is like there right now to a certain extent life is still as usual the politically we can see that the Hong Kong government is taking full advantage of this corona but we are not going to just simply say go ahead we will
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
"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.
"legislative council" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Jump through in the Senate tomorrow only to file cloture on the motion to proceed through a shell only to Morrow for Legislative Council draft agreement and the sector the treasury has indicated it's important for us to be on the Senate floor of the motor on Monday so that gives you the time line of what we're working on through the weekend there are you concerned about senator Byrd's and for the Mitch McConnell not answering that last question since back in at noon eastern time and later today if the senators speak on the floor about Z. coronavirus bill we will bring you that debate live meanwhile live at about eleven forty five or a little thereafter the White House said task force coronavirus task force will hold a briefing president trump expected at that briefing until then we'll listen to a portion of this morning's Washington journal you're almost in the journal joined next by Dr Joshua shark steam he is the vice dean for public health practice at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg school of public health Dr sharks dean with the cases we talked about at the beginning of the show floor reported cases in the U. S. jumped to five thousand by five thousand since yesterday when you compare this to other public health crisis other viruses I should say what sort of jumped is that how concerned are you buy that jump well I think it's consistent with the unit the spread of the virus through a susceptible population certainly some of that is just the testing is becoming more available but the reason the testing is finding so many cases that so many people are in fact that you were talking about a virus that no human being I've seen before before a few months ago there were also acceptable and that just makes the spread out so fast you take the approach of the the the nation wide approach at least in terms of prioritizing social distancing of people isolating them staying at home and secondarily ramping up testing is the right approach or do we need to be more aggressive with testing nationwide well I think we're trying to be more aggressive with testing I think social distancing out would be necessary almost any under any circumstance if you look at some of the countries that have had more success in nine states they've done both they've been doing pretty aggressive social that's insane China there's still a lot of things still going on for example but the sorry about that in the north that's okay we should we sent we still have indigo okay no problem yeah so the there is a lot of social distancing going on there but then that the idea behind testing is to try to be more focused and efficient about figuring out who has over ninety and what they can do to what they can do to keep safe and it allows you to offer more things for the people who are sick like if they don't want to be at home offer them a place to go you know it's not the testing itself that helps it's what you do when you find people who are positive who are not ready to go in the hospital but you can and produce the chance that I'll pass it on to other people you have served in the past as a deputy commissioner for the U. S. food and drug administration you are the director at the a Bloomberg American health IT initiative as you look at it in terms of the capacity the number of tests the number of individuals to run those tests in the U. S. even before the corona virus were we ready for this sort of pandemic this is a repair C. span radio programming from Friday so there's no country in the world it was really ready for this sort of pandemic United States among the countries that was not ready for this endemic and that has obviously a lot of different dimensions right now one of the most notable ways is the lack of personal protective equipment I would that the shortages that are coming that's a huge huge challenge with respect to testing I think that there were a couple of challenges that we have a lot of testing capacity in this country the administration chose a pretty narrow testing strategy from the beginning which was to have CDC developed that has make the test up and sent to state labs and it was kind of right now testing strategy they focused on people who are traveling at people who had known exposures and you know even if that would work you would have had the state labs testing which is a relatively modest number of cases that was kind of a strategy that was appropriate for a bolo and you're not going to get wide invincible of United States and you need to be a hundred percent sure you know that you're getting a quality test for each individual patient and that works for a bowl of for example but this is a different kind of challenge and at the time that they were picking a relatively narrow testing strategy the former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb was you know on social media writing op ed saying this isn't gonna work we need to bring everyone and now we shouldn't do a then B. then C. we should do all of the about and you know he was one of the loudest voices at that point but it really wasn't up to much avail for another month and at the very end of February after a kind of switched its strategy to really jumpstart as some of the other I testing resources we have the United States so I think we're gonna get a lot of testing but we missed some valuable time our guest is Dr Joshua Shashthi joining us from the Johns Hopkins school of public health the Bloomberg public school of public health joining us obviously via Skype today we welcome your call center your comments.
Pro-democracy camp wins Hong Kong elections in landslide
"That aid to let's get back to the political story in Hong Kong now now one of the young activists that won his seat Tommy Chong see are you in he's calling this a tsunami joining us for more on this is Bloomberg in my life he's been following these elections very closely the end symbolically a huge results for the pro democracy forces in Hong Kong but we do have to keep in mind that the the district council is there have too many real powers but they may have some influence on who the next chief executive this can you explain to us how this works yeah absolutely the district councils themselves control sort of community that level policies so parks you know community programs that sort of thing but as a whole the eighteen district councils help appoint a hundred and seventeen of the members on this twelve hundred member committee that then selects the Hong Kong chief executive so last time when Carrie lam the current chief executive was was was nominated went through that process she got seven hundred and seventy seven votes it's it's a service straight you need six hundred fifty percent of the vote to to get appointed so if you want to remove those a hundred and seventeen votes and give them over to the the the pro democracy camp which generally opposes at China's use here you get into the realm of say six fifty seats you know six hundred seats and that's a it's an iffy proposition for Beijing and and especially when it comes time it comes to Hong Kong democracy Beijing likes a hundred percent certainty so we're talking about to two point nine million voters more than seventy percent of all those eligible in Hong Kong we've been focused on the landslide victory for pro democracy voters what about pulp pro establishment what about the other side of the story what are we hearing yes there I mean I've lost they they they dominated they have dominated these councils for years and it's something like you know fifty sixty people winning their seats it's a low low number compared to what they had before and that that it removes an element of certainty that that the that the Hong Kong government could take when they were rolling out policies to to the districts here and and won pro democracy lawmaker this morning made the point to me saying look they have because they control these councils over the years that actually given sort more powers a little bit more funding a little bit more influences some these councils because they were sure that they would do what they wanted and now we're in a situation where they're controlled completely by the opposition effectively so it's they now have slightly more power than they have in the past and are completely controlled by the opposition so even though the legislative councils more powerful it can steamroll over them if they want these are the representatives of the district's it's it's the lowest level of the box you get in Hong Kong so if you start steamrolling over these district councils you know with land projects land reclamation projects any of the big things that happen in Hong Kong it could look really bad and it could potentially spark you know protests in the future during all the unrest that we've seen that China has consistently pointed to the U. S. state using the phrase of the black hands behind all the drama that's been happening in Hong Kong now we do have that bill now the amendment to the Hong Kong policy act now president trump said desk which effectively supports the protesters and Elizabeth Warren tweeting that this is a powerful message for democracy so you can you say with any certainty with the foreign influence had any impact here I'm just trying to have a point I think I think there's been no evidence so far I think there's been lots of accusations from from the from the Beijing side to say you know stop meddling that they've they've talked about Taiwan potentially having influence here I've also talked about the U. K. because of the the colonial history here and there's always the case of the U. K. consulate worker going missing in in mainland China coming back alleging torture so they've been lots of allegations but there hasn't really been
Pro-democracy camp looks to have won big in Hong Kong vote
"Yeah we've got to stunning developments on the political scene right hand Hong Kong with the territory's pro democracy candidates voice to win a majority of seats for the district councils that off the record would turn out as well as bring in bluemix roasted she's reporting from the streets of Hong Kong rose will consider what's happened what we've seen is unprecedented numbers in terms of people voting cannot open borders seventy one percent which is really unheard of historic hit the home call it is very difficult and highly politicized environment as we protest on going for five months now the diesel engines really have been seen as a barometer a referendum pretty much on what's been going on in the process and the government not the vote has their own billing we are hearing that the pro democracy camp is gaining the lion's share of the vote and functional quickly get a final cut in the coming hours what about the selection both sides but the pro democracy site and the posts that businesses it usually means for China okay Beijing people to come out to exercise the democratic what does not election and that doesn't like what is he not yeah we know that these neighborhood councils of district councils are normally do deal with things like sanitation and and pedestrian issues and and noise levels in that but obviously a much bigger reading in this I was just looking through some of these losses Alice mac who's a lawmaker and so she lost in the district council elections and and she actually blamed Carrie lam for it and she's been in there Ross since nineteen ninety three so it's quite it's quite incredible the the way the public has spoken here very much said we the people have definitely made that feeling the fact that a very well established pro establishment figure like that it might be seeking out again there's a leadership is also something they think of blaming the lock is on only about eight fifty five is but does it depends as well as long as we speak as you say they focus on local issues I may have a little ones will be making government policy five do you feel they have some impact on the political makeup of Hong Kong they do you have the planes the Legislative Council elections will happen next yeah fight is it because it can take up art of those old state they can open up the makeup of the election select if you think that could be because of the one thousand three hundred people in that movie a hundred and seventeen a call from the house and if he pro democracy can really take the majority office is the county seat according to the example Steve then it's more likely of course than more of the that's correct that is a hundred seventeen well of course right alright Roz thanks very much Bloomberg's Rosalyn
Hong Kong protests: 15th straight weekend of demonstrations
"The streets of Hong Kong were hot with protests again over the weekend for the fifteenth straight weekend actually two weeks ago Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie lam withdrew that controversial extradition bill the first kicked off this movement but it was not enough protesters and she said it was too little too late this is what the street sounded like yesterday. tear gas water cannons being fired by police at protesters after the initially peaceful demonstrations turned violent and pursuing McCarthy has been covering this in Hong Kong and joins me this morning had a chilly hi David so tell me how this went from from peaceful to violent. what all you know didn't it did start out peacefully and off the demonstration wasn't sanctioned by police but that doesn't stop Hong Kongers from turning out they spilled into the streets I found myself in a sea of American flags with marchers belting out the star spangled banner. those are Chait now about tradition of petitioning western governments to pressure Beijing to let them keep their autonomy but it's good soon descended into violence and it was early and went swiftly and went wait out way late into the night masked protesters threw Molotov cocktails at police barricades that we're protecting the government headquarters they set fires they vandalize the metro. riot police advanced with tear gas and water cannon that that sprays this stinging blue died that can mark protesters sold later they can arrest them and after that prole Beijing demonstrators clashed with pro democracy protesters in an all eighteen people wound up in the hospital. do you know it when we've heard from protest leaders in the past they have suggested that that the violence is being committed by you know just radical elements within a much larger movement that does that seem fair to you with the violence coming from a smaller group of radical protesters here well I'm from my experience it is a rather hard core group of young both men and women mostly in their twenties many under employed if they are employed summer students not all and they're likely to be the same sort of demonstrators who stormed the Legislative Council July first and sent shock waves through Hong Kong because it was seen as so audacious but are there if there is a tolerance for them the remains of tolerance for them and while they may be small in number and most people would like to see these things go off peacefully they they they don't judge too harshly but there's a new brazen it's here David you hear it in the slogans resist to Beijing expel the CCP the Communist Party there's a new aggressiveness and it is on both sides. so protesters have these five demands one of them was to withdraw this extradition bill that I mentioned that happened but they have a number of other demands here in any sense whether they'll be met and there could be some sort of end to this well you know that's right I mean the question from a lot of people was you know what is the endgame and for the protesters the endgame is all five demands their slogan is all five not one less they include amnesty for cues rioters an independent inquiry into the police handling of the protests but to dragging out the extradition bill saga only small snowball to demands to calls for universal suffrage where they elect their own leaders in Beijing doesn't pick them. and her Julie McCarthy in Hong Kong on another weekend of protests and as Julie just mentioned no end in sight to at this point
Hong Kong withdraws extradition bill that sparked protests
"Out of Hong Kong where the chief executive Carrie lam says the government has formally withdrawn a very controversial extradition bill that had sparked months of violent protests in that city the government will formally withdraw the bill in order to fully allay public concerns the secretary for security will move a motion according to the rules of procedure when the Legislative Council resumes it's a major victory for pro democracy protesters
Hong Kong police draw guns, use water cannon in clashes
"Any violence flaring again the pro democracy protests in Hong Kong police coming under attack turning to tear gas and water cannons ABC's Ian panel is there the protesters have five key demands revolving around a number of issues the dropping of this much hated extradition bill an investigation into police conduct the dropping of the use of the word riots to to describe the protest is because that carries a ten year prison sentence and above all universal suffrage for the Legislative Council and the executive a chief executive position which of the two highest of positions of power here
Hong Kong And Legislative Council discussed on WBBM Programming
"FM lawmakers on the side of Hong Kong's political divide save the other side bears responsibility after violence during anti government protests over the weekend pro government members of the Legislative Council are condemning the violence by protesters who blocked streets threw gasoline bombs and assaulted police pro democracy all legislators said the government and the police need to take responsibility the former for introducing the extradition legislation that sparked the protests in the first place and the latter for selective enforcement of the law targeting government
Hong Kong's divide: Protests for democracy, rally for China
"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.
Hong Kong, Legislative Council And Taiwan discussed on Morning Edition
"In Hong Kong a small group of protesters who stormed the Legislative Council earlier this month have fled to Taiwan and peers Emily Fang reports on how this test Taiwan's resolve to remain a democratic haven in the region the protesters have fled to Taiwan because they fear Hong Kong is no longer safe as probation lawmakers seek closer ties to China but the protesters also face an uncertain future even anti one time one does not have formal asylum laws and has extradited asylum seekers before and peers Emily Fang reporting more protests are expected this
"legislative council" Discussed on Talking Politics
"What would the protesters count as success here because once the stakes have been raised independence is not coming right coming anytime soon or ever say the one in the scale? You've got independence and unrealistic. free go veteran. This guy got the origin of the protests which was an extradition law which has been parked but not completely killed where between those two does success lie. I think to protest that they have least five five months which is very clear so the first one is that they required a chief executive caroline to fully restore the bill because now to chief executive. She's a said at the beer is that but this is ridiculous to us because in the regulations of the Legislative Council there are only two options you can either postpone or restore. There is no terms like what Carolina suggests suspen ports and one like yesterday was she said the beer is dead. You can find these terms in regulation of the Legislative Council so she has to say withdrew resort yes until she says that the flight goes no and then because we have the very huge protests on twelve June and the belise have used excessive force and they had heard a lot of protesters and that's why an odd demand from the protesters that we need to set up in independent investigation committee to have a very comprehensive report to show that what is police to during that date and is there any in solution or better suggestion for them to implement reform in later days and the first one is that the government should promise not to prosecute those who joined the protests on twelve June these are three major demands from the protesters and what would count as a plausible commitment on the second and the third because does this have to come from Beijing. I mean where where does the response to come from for it to be believable just government because the government can do that actually quite a number of pro Beijing legislative councillors or some social celebrities they have sat at is actually workable to having investigation committee an independent investigation committee but they just that the re- portion not just covered what the police did but more importantly like the in and out of the protests. What did the government do wrong throughout the whole Munns and the excessive force used of police Komo? Can I resolution because I think the issue that is driving much of the protest for many years now is that of democracy the legislative council is only half elected. The umbrella movement began with dementia should be increased. There's also the issue of the narrowing of the electorate for the Chief Executive Verse Much Broader Electoral Committee of twelve hundred people which is made up and sort of the whole constitutional debate began when Carrie Lam decided to have only one or two nominees to be appointed by so there's a there's a reduction of democracy see in Hong Kong and so I find it interesting not raising the issue of democracy and I think a real win not going to happen but a real win would be genuinely elected chief executive and a genuine elected legislative council. Surely that must be demand is the ultimate demise of the protests but when you say the ultimate demand is the ultimate demand in the sense that this protest doesn't stop until we get it all we may well start this protest because because we may get some concessions on the things that we are immediately protesting about and then we need to continue the pressure for this because these could end in very different ways. I mean you keep protesting until you get an elected chief executive..
"legislative council" Discussed on KCRW
"The process in the Legislative Council so I re iterate kia there is no such plan the bill is that it sounds unambiguously but not to the years of protesters know what why I mean white why doesn't that feel like a victory to them well it's it's a matter of semantics the demonstrators said today the word dead or suspended another word lamb uses has no legal meaning the Legislative Council which is Hong Kong's parliament withdrawal does have meaning so use it and when the lamb spoken Cantonese she use the idiom meaning to die in one's bad at a ripe old age referring to what's going to happen to this bill and implication is that it will not be revived in this year's session and therefore will simply die by the start of next year's now a prominent protester Joshua Wong said stop the work play if you're sincere you'll withdraw completely now beyond the extradition bill land rejected all of their other demands today all of the other demands like what well the demonstrators want amnesty for the protesters who'd been arrested all lamb says no the department of justice has to take its own course and they'll be no interference the demonstrators want authorities to retract the word riot to describe the protests lamb says she didn't refer to the protesters that way and the demonstrators demanded independent inquiry into allegations of the police used excessive force lamb says of fact finding by the police complaints commission is good enough and the demonstrators say that body has no power to call witnesses so it's not adequate but it sounds like this entire episode has as land even admits just created this massive trust gap between the government and and and the residents who took to the streets there in Hong Kong I mean where what happens now and she's not answering these grievances right and she's under which is also under a great deal of pressure from Beijing to rein in the social upheaval it looks bad and is bad for business in Hong Kong which means it's bad for China in in in it looks like it's headed back to the streets the protesters have a of a determination and the unity that won't be easily turned back it's it's in some ways a perilous moment for Hong Kong one legislator told me the world needs to be watching because if it is looking at Hong Kong it has a better chance to be safe is China is the is the main land China the government there saying anything about this the the the government is denouncing these demonstrations they are calling all they are they're calling them out last Monday when the Legislative Council here the parliament was stormed all you heard fury coming out of Beijing if there is a sense that border is yeah order is being disrupted and that's the last thing that you G. paying wants to have happen in Hong Kong and here's Julie McCarthy thanks Julie repression thank you the affordable Care Act is back in court today Texas versus the United States is hardly the first lawsuit against president Obama's signature law the Supreme Court has upheld obamacare in the past but the plaintiffs in this case have an advantage that others did not they are basing their case on a way that Obama Kerr recently changed here's NPR Salinas him and stuff think back to twenty seventeen president trump had just come into office Republicans had their chance to kill the affordable Care Act they tried for months and months and by September it looked like repeal and replace efforts had finally really failed we are disappointed in certain so called Republicans then just before Christmas congressional Republicans passed their tax overhaul announced in the Senate by vice president Mike pence the tax cuts and jobs act is passed that law made the penalty for not having health insurance part of the ACA's individual mandate zero dollars a few months later Texas led a coalition of twenty states in suing the federal government their argument in twenty twelve the Supreme Court found the ACA was constitutional because Congress has the power to make a new tax the penalty for not having insurance Chief Justice John Roberts wrote is essentially a new tax so it is constitutional now Texas argued if the penalty is zero dollars that is not a constitutional tax so the whole law should get tossed then this past December unexpected news along the broad health care to millions of Americans has been struck down by a US judge US district judge Reid o'connor agreed with Texas and the other plaintiffs that is zero dollar penalty is not a constitutional tax then he wrote this unconstitutional part can't just be broken off or severed from the rest the whole law has to go the next day in the rain president trump called it a great ruling.
"legislative council" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The Legislative Council so I re iterate kia there is no such plan the bill is that night sounds unambiguously not to the years of protesters know what why I mean white why doesn't that feel like a victory to them well it's it's a matter of semantics the demonstrators said today the word dead or suspended another word lamb uses has no legal meaning the Legislative Council which is Hong Kong's parliament withdrawal does have meaning so use it and when the lamb spoken Cantonese she use the idiom meaning to die in one's bad at a ripe old age referring to what's going to happen to this bill and implication is that it will not be revived in this year's session and therefore will simply die by the start of next year's now a prominent protester Joshua Wong said stop the work play if you're sincere you'll withdraw completely now beyond the extradition bill land rejected all of their other demands today all of the other demands like what well the demonstrators want amnesty for the protesters who'd been arrested all lamb says no the department of justice has to take its own course and they'll be no interference the demonstrators want authorities to retract the word riot to describe the protests lamb says she didn't refer to the protesters that way and the demonstrators demanded independent inquiry into allegations of the police used excessive force lamb says of fact finding by the police complaints commission is good enough and the demonstrators say that body has no power to call witnesses so it's not adequate but it sounds like this entire episode has as land even admits just created this massive trust gap between the government and and and the residents who took to the streets there in Hong Kong I mean where what happens now and she's not answering these grievances right and she's under what she's also under a great deal of pressure from Beijing to rein in the social upheaval it looks bad and is bad for business in Hong Kong which means it's bad for China in in in it looks like it's headed back to the streets the protesters have a of a determination and a unity that won't be easily turned back it's it's in some ways a perilous moment for Hong Kong one legislator told me the world needs to be watching because if it is looking at Hong Kong it has a better chance to be safe is is the is the main land China the government there saying anything about this the the the government is denouncing these demonstrations they are calling they are they're calling them out last Monday when the Legislative Council here the parliament was stormed all you heard fury coming out of Beijing if there is a sense that wore her is yeah order is being disrupted and that's the last thing that you want to have happen in Hong Kong and here's Julie McCarthy thank Julie repression thank you the affordable Care Act is back in court today Texas versus the United States is hardly the first lawsuit against president Obama's signature law the Supreme Court has upheld obamacare in the past but the plaintiffs in this case have an advantage that others did not they are basing their case on a way that Obama Kerr recently changed yours in pure silliness and stuff think back to twenty seventeen president trump had just come into office Republicans had their chance to kill the affordable Care Act they tried for months and months and by September it looked like repeal and replace efforts had finally really failed we are disappointed in certain so called Republicans then just before Christmas congressional Republicans passed their tax overhaul announced in the Senate by vice president Mike pence the tax cuts and jobs act is passed that law made the penalty for not having health insurance part of the ACA's individual mandate zero dollars a few months later Texas led a coalition of twenty states in suing the federal government their argument in twenty twelve the Supreme Court found the ACA one's constitutional because Congress has the power to make a new tax the penalty for not having insurance Chief Justice John Roberts wrote is essentially a new tax so it is constitutional now Texas argued if the penalty is zero dollars that is not a constitutional tax so the whole law should get tossed then this past December unexpected news along the broad health care to millions of Americans has been struck down by a US judge US district judge Reid o'connor agreed with Texas and the other plaintiffs that is zero dollar penalty is not a constitutional tax then he wrote this unconstitutional part can't just be broken off or severed from the rest the whole law has to go the next day in the rain president trump called it a great ruling.
"legislative council" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The process in the Legislative Council so I re iterate kia there is no such plan the bill is stepped Julie help me understand a thing you said they're listening to the entire universe statement you felt that in some way she's also pushing back on the protesters and trying to reject some of their demands what do you mean by that well it sounds like is it all on ambiguous statement but there's a lot of semantics involved here specially for the protesters the demonstrators said today the war dead or suspending the bill another term she's use has no legal meaning the Legislative Council all calls parliament withdrawal dollars so use it she won't is that what you spoken Cantonese you use the word she what she used in India that means to die in one bed and a white old age the implication is that this bill will not be revived in this session and therefore would simply die at the start of next year now protesters say if you're sincere why the versions withdrawing it now you'll be on the bill she's rejected all of their other demands okay so we should think of this as another half step back not a complete capitulation to the protesters and you said other demands what other demands to do the protesters make to Carrie lam the demonstrators want amnesty the protesters have been arrested lamb says no the department of justice is got to take its course with no intervention or demonstrators wanted gore used to retract the word why it to describe the protest she says I never I don't return the protesters that way and and and and the demonstrators demanded independent inquiry into allegations that the police used excessive force lamb so the fact finding by the police complaints commission can do that demonstrators they know they can't all witnesses and I guess there was also demanded Carrie lam herself resigned she gave no indication she's doing that ditching no she did not and that's not likely to happen she may at some point be recalled by Beijing which is watching this very carefully she's under a great deal of pressure from China to rein in the social upheaval Julie thanks so much thank you the center is really bizarre thing.
"legislative council" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"System there are elections next year for the legislative council so maybe there's a chance to grab all the support and put in more lawmakers i would be a little bit more supportive of what protesters want but that's a while away andy the way this this resistance movement against beijing has been any lesson in recent years i mean after the twenty fourteen protesting sort of fell apart there's a lot of infighting there were different groups largely all antifa beijing but they couldn't agree on energy here tactics her approach goals and that could happen again and if that happens they're sort of just doing beijing stay right there just falling apart on their own so that we have yet to see how that will play out that will have a big impact on what the move will look like housing what do you think where where's it going from here or don't we know i think it is increasingly difficult so no part of it is that these protests are much more decentralized than they were previously in in twenty fourteen we had be student leaders so joshua wallman alex child next long i'm so all and before that we had be pro democracy politicians but increasingly west seeing people who are perceived as within the system was designated leaders being marginalized or imprisoned or disqualified from office so rarely only i i hesitate to suggest what will happen next as certainly within the next few weeks months as far as be district council this is local assembly elections later this year over legislative council elections next year will be events last few weeks is china pots thoughts will the government trying disqualify large numbers of politicians to alter lively pro beijing almost certainly so without any meaningful avenue for expressing opposition within the system some sort of protest and confrontation is likely to continue but i i hesitate to say what fed that will take were gonna leave it there so few again alvin chung thanks so much for joining us thank you for having me thanks then the law fair podcast is produced in cooperation with the brookings institution thanks this week to alvin so fear for coming on the show from two different countries with multiple different time zones involved if you haven't yet please take a second to share the law fair podcast cast on social media give us a rating you know how many stars is appropriate and review wherever you found us you can also now purchase law fair swag bag and you want to add salt online store.
"legislative council" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"A massive pro democracy protests in Hong Kong but thousands of people broke away shattering windows in Hong Kong's main government building and occupy the legislative hall for hours Steve cast about reports at first it was a peaceful demonstration tens of thousands of people marching through the streets of Hong Kong on the anniversary of the end of colonial rule marking the day the U. K. return to Hong Kong to China there are pro democracy protests every year on July first but this time a break away group surrounded the main government building in Hong Kong they used pieces of wood metal and anything else they could find to break to reinforce the thick glass windows in the ground floor as they tried to get inside after they broke in the police were treated video from inside the building showed protesters in the Legislative Council hall the spray painted the walls with graffiti defaced Hong Kong sealed and hung up a British colonial era flag for hours the situation seemed out of control then the police moved back in they used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse the crowd with in very little time the protesters were cleared out albeit very late at night yeah I mean Vincent was among the protest a group of the government building he said the takeover was a planned move yesterday we made a decision cool maybe occupied the Legislative Council and to see if there are if we can have some bargaining chip for the government and we have to have a full roll discussion on the issue of quality imho is a pro.
"legislative council" Discussed on PRI's The World
"So i wanna just one more person neighborhood will be impacted by this massive sea level rise that would come from the collapse of the west internet icesheet heroin or do you want me to show you marco werman lives several blocks from the river in cambridge show a couple of you're so give me a bit the core of his favorite spots in his neighborhood maybe my most important landmark and central square which is john's barber shop where he's been getting a haircut forever gave me my first cut and give me my most recent haircut in boston let's start in nineteen ninety five yeah we walk down the street ain't gonna his favorite used bookstore i love the smell i love the vibe and on a rainy day i could just spent like ours in this he likes to go in and he says smelting melty old books so you could see a liberal powers from here that little white building it would go by his favorite falafel shop and we stop just outside of his house a victorian i guess where he lives on the top floor about how i get breed it every day when i come home the second here's me start burger an i pull out this map that's basically in elevation map of his neighborhood that shows you know we know protections which there will be you know what will be underwater so right yeah so this marcos how would be underwater well and flooded the barbershop would be underwater aleppo pow's could be okay the bookstore like safe a yeah they move all the books on a shelf yeah i am and the risk zone and to me this is why this matters because it's not eight courage and square footage of land that will eventually be inundated it's communities and stories and histories it's sometimes hard to wrap our heads around why we should care about what happens to a giant chunk of ice thousands of miles away but it really is all connected in this piece of advice is gonna have an impact on farms and global financial centers and historic places in communities just like this one bookstores and barbershops all around the world in this reporting has made me ask okay we get this data what next we get this better understanding of what this massive glacier might mean for communities all around the world what next what do we do with that information mm mm the world's carolyn baylor produced that story with in costs the collapse of a glacier the size of florida is hard to imagine but we've got graphics go to the world dot org slash antarctica only four teams remain in the pinnacle of soccer competition the women's world cup tomorrow semifinal lines of team usa against team england meanwhile.
"legislative council" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Today on the world protesters in hong kong mash the government headquarters in way the british colonial flag released the righteously chance and hold the police accountable yeah i i love outside the legislative talks today napa ride the protest was peaceful what i'm marco werman hong kong's demands coming up this hour plus secretary of state mike pompeo is certain there's no doubt there is a connection between the islamic republic of iran period full stop by usa allies are skeptical they've heard this story before an a glacier the size of florida is melting but how sad is it over centuries over a thousand as well can you do it in a decade those stories today you're on the world i'm marco werman you're with the world massive protests in hong kong today move from the street through eight police line an into the city's legislative council building protesters broke the glass doors and pried open the gates the demonstrations coincide with twenty two year anniversary of hong kong's handover the china the protesters demanded many they want kerry lamb hong kong's chief executive to step down arrested protesters to be released and they want a controversial extradition bill permanently removed the protests have been mostly peaceful but police used pepper spray in baton in some instances tomorrow's legislative meetings andy flag raising ceremony had been cancelled twenty six year old louver tang has been at the protests stockton smashed into the main entrance of legislative tom izzo and they start this moving the barricades i'm fighting joe smashed the glock and also as a like a metal gate inside the glass and they broke it did you go inside with other protesters no i didn't enter the building were there any police aaron where they push you gotta have a bully staff devils like andrew ride for you personally louver what was this day like for you eight isn't the treatment for the protests this to force the government to talk to us so i think for me i liked it well one of the demands at the the protesters have made is to make sure tour that what happened in these demonstrations it's not called the riot but it's called the democratic movement mapo rights for you what difference does it make what authorities call what you're doing the first off the floor however it is the police who just think excessive bothered they kick ass ball to order peaceful protesters today protesters who stormed into the hong kong legislature and.
"legislative council" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"Mayor de Blasio mention the talk he once had with his son Dante about how a black teenager like himself should behave around police today Dante tells his own story Dante de Blasio wrote an op ed piece in USA today about the conversation he had with his father on interacting with police it came up as candidate to Blasio appeared in the democratic debate last week so we need to have a different conversation this country about guns but also different conversation about policing that brings police and community gather we've done that in your city mayor de Blasio initially reveal this talk when he spoke to new Yorkers after the death of Eric garner who died following a confrontation with police his son played a role in his father's mayoral campaign appearing in popular television ads Juliet Papa ten ten wins news a woman was indicted last week in Alabama for manslaughter in the shooting of her fetus Marcia Jones was five months pregnant in December of twenty eighteen she was shot in the stomach during a fight with another woman outside a dollar general store in pleasant Grove Alabama the grand jury believes there's evidence that Jones initiated that fight in order to cause the death of her fetus her attorney has filed a motion to have the charge dismissed corresponded Martin Savidge reports on what the DA is saying the DA in this case which is the first African American female the a in the state so she doesn't have to abide by the grand jury that you could decide to prosecute a manslaughter or maybe to prosecute on a lesser charge for maybe drop the charges all together that decision is expected very soon a manslaughter charge that have been filed against the other woman in the fight has been dropped Wednesday's time to seven more protests in Hong Kong today demonstrators smash their way into the Hong Kong government headquarters and spray painted slogans on the walls of the legislative council chamber CNN's nic Robertson has the latest stay outside of the Legislative Council building was a massive protesters now it's a mass of police the police is stolen and he firing tear gas the protesters wore to way without Hines in the yeah it was peaceful.
"legislative council" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Stormed a government building and later police fire tear gas the outside of the Legislative Council building was a massive protesters now it's a mass of police the police stormed in Hey firing tear gas the protesters wore away with their hands in the air it was peaceful the protesters left Paisley the police came and weekly effectively the protesters have moved away from the government building now they scattered on the street correspondent nic Robertson it's an important court day for indicted Republican representative Duncan hunter it's just a motions hearing but an important one congressman Duncan hunter's been indicted on campaign fraud charges accused of using two hundred fifty thousand dollars of campaign contributions to fund a lavish lifestyle and extramarital affairs the defense says the indictment is politically motivated because of a conflict of interest alleging US attorney investigators attended a Hillary Clinton fundraiser during the two thousand sixteen campaign as a defense attorneys some of those alleged affairs were with campaign staff and lobbyists to prosecutors cannot prove it wasn't about campaign business I'm Jim root defense attorneys say they will seek to get manslaughter charges dismissed against an Alabama woman who was arrested after a grand jury issued an indictment saying she intentionally caused the death of her feet as well initiating a fight while pregnant correspondent Martin savage is the district attorney will decide quickly on how to handle the case the DA in this case which is the first African American female the a and the state says she doesn't have to abide by the grand jury that you could decide to prosecute a manslaughter or maybe to prosecute on a lesser charge for maybe drop the charges all together that decision is expected very soon former Redskins quarterback mark red been facing domestic violence charges in Washington state the Superbowl MVP was taken into custody and charged with an attack on his wife ribbons been vocal in speaking out about depression and his fear that he has C. T. eat a degenerative brain disorder common to former NFL players that often manifests into radic and violent behavior former NFL player Trevor manage tells WMAL frightening it's terrifying because you can deal with what you've done not on the line but if your brain becomes effective it's hard to get wrapped around that concept Ruben won a lawsuit against the NFL related to C. T. E. back in twenty thirteen John Matthews on W. M. Ellen W. I. mail dot com all local football legend who rose to national fame after the movie remember the Titans has died Alexandra city schools tweets PT Jones has been the heart of T. C. Williams high school since it opened he was a linebacker on the school's racially integrated nineteen seventy one team which won the state football championship a story chronicled in remember the Titans developer great relationship with his father about in the city and he says in the video put out by the school system last year that response got a hell of a lot of race relationships after his football days Joan spent decades as a security officer at his alma mater had occurred at some WMAL and WMAL dot com the U. S. women's soccer team accused of spying before the semi final match between the U. S. in England some staff from team USA were spotted in the hotel in the on where England's team is staying England's coach Phil Neville wasn't happy about that thinking they were spying it's not something that I would want my team ops person doing also in England what do U. S. coach Jill Ellis said the only thing that was happening was a staff member was checking out a potential hotel for the team that's planning and preparation for for staff I think that's pretty normal Ellis said they're absolutely was no spying going on ahead of the important semifinal match I'm Steve casting about getting your money the Dow up forty four points the S. and P. five hundred up thirteen the nasdaq up sixty six WMAL traffic and weather next but you got to hear.
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"On the block has weekday afternoons at five forty on seven twenty WGN Chicago smart speaker uses you see play WGN radio on tune in double G. news time is three o'clock let's get to the news remand vicomte thanks that good morning it's partly cloudy seventy at here the plane that crashed Sunday morning just outside Dallas Texas was previously owned by a private charter company in Chicago it happened in Addison municipal airport north suburb of Dallas all ten aboard were killed two crew members eight passengers Jennifer road he is with the national transportation safety board she's the lead investigator at the scene we are aware of three different videos and we're in the process as we speak of having our specials review that but in terms of a small to a twin engine plane that crashed just after take off no word yet on what caused the crash St Charles fire departments and rescue boat saved three people from going over the dam Sunday afternoon happened just before two o'clock two adults and a teenager they're both broke down and the rancor wouldn't hold the fox river was high after a fast moving rain storm and they were drifting toward the damp but went over just after they transferred to the rescue boat protesters are smashing the doors to Hong Kong's Legislative Council building at this hour it's Monday afternoon in Hong Kong about four o'clock the protesters have taken to the streets they blocked a parade that was set to mark the twenty second anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong from Great Britain to China scary scene over the weekend in Mount Pleasant South Carolina is that sort of restaurant dock.
"legislative council" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"To Hong Kong now where lawmakers have delayed debates on a controversial Bill, that would allow extradition to mainland China, that this isn't came as tens of thousands of demonstrators protested outside the legislative council. I've seen any reporter David tweed is there, David, what is the latest then when it comes to this tug of war between the protesters and the executive office has been trying to push this new policy through? The things that has happened. Surrounded the legislative council that the council's contact they get in there to discuss the Bill, which I believe is one of the reasons why. How long Claudia? Kong's leading opposition politicians address this crowd. This crowd is way bigger than the overnight. Ever thought they were going to get fifty thousand must be more than one hundred thousand people because we have complete legislative council surrounded and also one of the major roads, leading into Hong Kong's central business district. It's completely occupied by the crowds miss said because there are so many people here, totally carry lamb the chief executive of Hong Kong propose exhibition legislation solely. Mitch is going to back down. What's going to happen? But it looks as if. Pressure coming from within home cone because of the protesters pressure from outside Hong Kong without about that as well. David, I'm waiting to see whether the president actually begins to tweet over this in regards to relations, but there's one lady on the other side of the Heis who's had something to say Nancy Pelosi one of the Democrats stepping into this. Extremely significant people has said that the extradition rules goes through then the US congress is going to have to reassess the way. The Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Special special trading relationship with the United States, which is based on the fact that it has a Hollywood tournament administration. The administration in China now the expedition rules, affectively, according to the opposition will move firewall between the independent judiciary here in Hong Kong and the communist party controls. The dictionary, in China effectively leaning that anybody in Hong Kong can be extradited to China and actually have to a Chinese legal system at the will of the communist party. If the, the that relationship is we considered by congress than the entire trading. Trading relationship has we'll be reassessed and what significant is. It's not only that the Republicans talking about this is the Democrats talking about this, too partisan. David great work. Well done with the coverage.
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"Freeway doctor buys her worked for john muir health with an office in walnut creek the controversial decision by the fcc last year to repeal net neutrality rules officially is now in effect kcbs is mike hogan tells us what it all means first off consumers walsea any immediate impact but an esto falco legislative council for the electron frontier foundation says a repeal creates an unlevel playing field for smaller service providers because they won't have the deep pockets they won't have the you know kind of billions in reserves to pay these new this new fee structure so i think for internet users generally what's lost is new products new innovation startups who kind of started in a garage like all the big internet company we have today that's not really possible in a world where the ice peak be paid extra money by accumbens in order to get basically an insurmountable advantage on the internet but despite the repeal alcohol says optimistic that something will be done because eighty percent of americans favor net neutrality we'll get these rules back it's just a matter of of win despite the repeal the fcc insists consumers will be protected the silicon valley bureau why colgan kcbs london breed maintains her lead in the san francisco may oral race the latest numbers from yesterday afternoon have breed up by sixteen hundred votes over mark leno there are still eighteen thousand ballots to be counted coming up on kcbs this is matt bigler how fire fighters in santa clara county preparing for the summer fire season all of the fire personnel will be in full protective gear to await let's get caught up on traffic this morning and here's all the jacob in pacifica highway one southbound between skyline boulevard in monterey road the left lane is going undergrounding and paving this is causing one lane traffic but things will start to open up once you pass paloma avenue this traffic report is brought to you by tomorrow sleep in san francisco northbound one zero one before candlestick park at two car accident.
"legislative council" Discussed on KCBS All News
"Weather together on the eighths on all these one zero six nine and am seven forty kcbs it's twenty the controversial decision by the fcc last year repeal net neutrality rules officially took effect today kcbs as mike colgan with what it all means first off consumers wall see any immediate impacts but an esto falco legislative council for the electric frontier foundation says a repeal creates an unlevel playing field for smaller service providers because they won't have the deep pockets they won't have the kind of the billions in reserves to pay these new this new fee structure so i think for internet users generally what's lost is new products new innovation startups who kind of started in a garage like all the big internet comes we have today that's not really possible in a world where the ice peak be paid extra money by accumbens in order to get basically an insurmountable advantage on the internet but despite the repeal says he's optimism that something will be done because eighty percent of americans favor net neutrality we'll get these rules back it's just a matter of of went despite the repeal the fcc insists consumers will be protected the silicon valley bureau why colgan kcbs united states supreme court could decide as early as this week whether to hear a case involving the fatal officer involved shooting of a thirteen year old santa rosa boy as jeffrey schaub reports the case would decide whether the parents of andy lopez can proceed with a civil suit against the officer eric gill hawk it was october twenty thirteen lopez.
"legislative council" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN
"The wisconsin legislative council wrote a draft memo requested by scott fitzgerald the senate majority leader it is very similar to the drafting instructions that would create an office of alcohol beverages enforcement or ole a b e with a director who had be confirmed for a sixyear term by the senate and how far more authority to enforce wisconsin's liquor laws now on its surface you might think hey great were finally going to get a little bit more serious about trump driving right wrong these liquor laws pertain to who exactly can sell alcohol specifically whether or not smaller craft brewers wine liquor distillers can sell their products directly to the public in something called a tasting room or a taproom these have become incredibly popular over the last few years with the explosion in craft brewing even budweiser and miller and coors miller course i should say the world's largest brewers are taking notice and their sales are taking a big hit because of it wisconsin has what's known as a threetier assist tim basically it sets up a wall of separation between the production of alcohol you know the brewing of it the distilling of liquor the distribution of it meaning how it gets into stores how it gets into restaurants and retail sales how it exactly gets from the bottle to the drinker basically under state law the strictest interpretation of it says you can't have the same place brew a beer distributed and sell it does this make any sort of sense no according to matt kittles reporting special interest provision folded into the 2011 state budget prohibit brewery proprietors from owning and operating a restaurant that sells beer for instance the prohibitionera threetiered system in general aims to keep alcohol beverage makers wholesalers and retailers including restaurants bars and liquor stores out of each other's business according.