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China changes Hong Kong's election system
"Today with China and the city of Hong Kong. Beijing has today tightened its grip on the territory by approving a controversial resolution. Which paves the way for an overhaul of the electoral system. The new system will reduce democratic representation and allow a pro Beijing panel to vet patriotic candidates. It's quite an image and quite a symbolic moment. Nearly 24 years after China took back control of Hong Kong from Britain under the Joint Declaration of One country, two systems what we saw today Was Beijing taking the city's freewheeling capitalism and personal freedoms, including a sometimes unruly political system on casting it in its own image. Seated in the Great Hall of the People, 2895 delegates voted in favor of the changes. And none against. There was one abstention as our China correspondent, John said with rights on the BBC news website, whether the one abstention was a miscue on the electronic voting buttons or alone act of defiance. We'll never know. In a news conference, the Chinese premier leaker, Chang explained why the National People's Congress had approved the measures brain you window contact. Regarding the decision of the National People's Congress on improving the electoral system in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The purpose of the decision is clear cut it is to adhere to and improve the systematic structure of One country, two systems and uphold the principle of Patriots administering Hong Kong. And to ensure the steady implementation off one country, two systems.
Chinese lawmakers endorse tighter control over Hong Kong
"China's ceremonial legislature has induced at the communist party's latest move to tighten control over Hong Kong by reducing the role of its public in picking the church's leaders the national people's Congress voted two thousand eight hundred ninety five to kneel to endorse changes that would give a pro Beijing committee how to appoint more Hong Kong's lawmakers reducing the number of elected by the public the measure adds to a crackdown against a protest movement in Hong Kong calling for greater democracy the crackdown prompts complaints Beijing is eroding the autonomy promised when Hong Kong was handed to China in nineteen ninety seven and hurting its status as a global financial center I'm Charles de Ledesma
China changes Hong Kong's election system
"China's National People's Congress has approved measures that will strip Hongkong's parliament of any effective opposition. The new rules will allow a pro Beijing panel to vet all candidates for the Hong Kong legislature and reduce the number of members directly elected by the public. Johnson Worth reports. Changes to Hong Kong is political system will mean a bigger role for an election committee stacked in favor of Beijing, giving it the power to disqualify any candidate deemed insufficiently patriotic. And to appoint others directly. China says this is about restoring stability following years of protests. Critics argue it's the final nail in the coffin for Hong Kong special freedoms, bringing a once freewheeling, sometimes unruly city into line with the rest of China.
"national people congress" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"It is a 30 A M in Hong Kong and here in Singapore on Juliette's Ali and I'm Doug Christner at the Bloomberg Interactive Brokers Studio in New York. We've got trading under way now in Tokyo, Sydney and soul, where an hour away from action on the Chinese mainland. And in Hong Kong. You know, Juliet, I just remembered. We're going to change the clocks here in the U. S on Sunday. It's the beginning of daylight savings time. So what is now a 13 hour difference between New York and where you are will become 12. Can't you wait? I can't because that's very exciting. It means we don't have to use our brains to think about the time. 8 30 Here is 8 30 for you as well. All right, let's get to the top stories in Beijing looking for ways to beef up its toolkit to counter US sanctions. The measures announced by Li Xiang, shoe chairman off the National People's Congress Standing Committee, and Bloomberg, Stephen Angle tells us more. He is the number three leader in China, So his words carry weight, he says. We will upgrade our legal tool kit for meeting challenges and guarding against risk in order to oppose foreign sanctions, interference and long arm jurisdiction. Lee also vowing to have a more confrontational diplomatic tone, vowing to promptly respond. Beijing's views on major issues By the time of former president Trump Left office. The U. S. It's sanctioned at least 45. Chinese officials and this includes 15, members of the National People's Congress and Beijing responded in January, Chinese courts were given authority to punish global companies for complying with foreign sanctions. Gap is weighing a potential sale of its business in China. The pandemic has been hurting sales in the retail space across Asia. And now we're told Gap is working with an advisor to study options..
"national people congress" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Of desert locusts billions of them devoured massive amounts of vegetation including the crops of thousands of subsistence farmers in kenya. It took months to get the locusts under control. But now the pests are back and that is deeply worrying because as the world's lima conde reports agriculture is the backbone of kenya's economy. You're in qatar. County desert locusts or dropping from the sky. There are about four inches long summer. Ping others yellow encountered one boy. Martha owns a farm here. So if i know is osama gajic beyond equa- the biblical plague says martha almost kenya has not seen an invasion of desert locusts. Like this in seventy years. The first wave of locusts late two thousand nineteen. This one is part of a second wave and the swarm here in this area is about one hundred million. Strong wauneta says. She's scared about what it means for her crops. She grows maize and mung beans in. Yeah so. I don't know if they reached the farm they can eat all. The food says martha what will mean my children eat. Then she asks. County officials are working with the food and agricultural organization or fao to try and stop the desert locust before they do real damage. Cosmos is an agricultural officer with qatui county every day. he's out here on the hunt for locusts. You give information from the clementi reality yet and we come and scouts and if you look then repeat coordinates we share with the government you will. She has failed and the national team they pick the coordinates he says and then they go on the offensive.
"national people congress" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Of baghdad. Airport today men and women. Line the entrance arms locked. They danced welcoming the leader of the catholic church to their homeland the pool in his white role and flanked by iraqi prime minister mustafa. Al lemme smiled in acknowledgement. This is the pope's first visit to iraq a country. He has said he always wanted to visit for iraqis like balsam mustafa scholar. This marks an emotional moment. Their country is in international spotlight for something other than war watching international coverage of the event. I think it has helped to shed light on different aspects of different aspect of iraq that has been buried under news of violence and conflict. Mostafa says the site of dancers in traditional clothes brought tears to her eyes. It was a rare moment. She says that highlighted iraq's diversity. It was exactly this image that should have become the reality however. This could not have been possible. Do you do. The rule of islamist parties post two thousand three who contributed to drawing and perpetrating more homogeneous image outside the airport. The pope was greeted by throngs of publishers. Line the highways waving iraqi and vatican flags has an ambitious tinari. Today he visited a church. I met with political and religious leaders in backyard. Tomorrow he heads south to the cities of not of unnecessary. One of the high points of his trip is expected to be an interfaith service held at the ancient site of or or is believed to be the birthplace of abraham the prophet revered by muslims jews and christians abdul-amir hamdan researches archaeology and anthropology. Nasseri is also the country's former minister of culture or is one of the most Incites in the world hundred. Says archaeologists have carried out excavations and research at this site for a long time. The us invasion of two thousand three up ended. Some of this work. Fortunately donny says or didn't suffer much damage for jaafar. Joe three at the university of alcasa dhia in babylon the pope's visit or could serve as a reminder to iraq's leaders that it.
Rubber-stamping ground: Chinas parliament meets
"You today began the annual meeting of the national people's congress or npr china's parliament. Wash ambuhl legion shoe. Chairman of the standing committee declared this session. Open your trunk. Dr these komo. Thousands of delegates from across the country have congregated in beijing. to witness. the release of the communist. Party's next economic five year plan and to shake a political agenda for the year ahead. There's no question that those plans will be approved. Party officials used to grumble at suggestions. That all this parliamentary pomp was a mere rubber-stamping of the party agenda these days they spend that smoothness as a sign of china's stability. The of the national people's congress is a tremendous piece of communist party and as a foreign journalists your way up in the gods watching from a great distance distances enormous hall. This great big nineteen fifty kind of people's palace on the side of champions square. You bring your binoculars. 'cause you're so far away from the leaders david rennie. Is our beijing bureau chief this year because of covid only a very small number of talk and cameramen were allowed in. It's very restraint is shorter session than normal. But it is unveiling a new five year plan and these things will go tremendously scripted. They do send some real signals about real policy priorities. And what's been announced so far. The only address by the prime minister lee. Chang was that they will have an economic growth target. That reflects the confidence in the government. They have really smothered the covid. Nineteen pandemic remember that unusually. There wasn't a growth target last year because of the pandemic and we are also expecting that there will be changes to hong kong's election laws to further reduce the power of the opposition
China legislature to deliberate Hong Kong electoral changes
"Moves to curb the Hong Kong oppositions role in local elections, and Cates has news from the Bloomberg News Room and that is, lawmakers will be looking at a draft decision on overhauling Hong Kong's electoral system. National People's Congress will review a resolution on what a statement says it's for improving Hongkong's electoral system in the coming days, and the Hong Kong legislature will be expanded from 70 to 90 seats.
Hong Kong elections in China’s sights as Parliament meets
"All lies in Hong Kong on the Chinese National People's Congress coming this weekend, Let's get to it. Baxter in San Francisco, with all the global News said exactly right. Julie at this is a new national security law. Of course, Bloomberg's Dan 10, Cate says over what is being called Hong Kong it election reform. We've heard a steady drumbeat of of things from state run media that they're going to do more to, um, they call improve the electoral system. What That means in realities is essentially that Beijing will put in place people up and down the line in Hong Kong who are loyal to Beijing. He says. It will definitely affect life in Hong
China's Parliament to meet later this week
"Later this week china's parliament. The national people's congress will convene for its annual meeting actual policy debate. If passed foam is any guide will be neither lively nor free ranging or even existent however it is expected that the national people's congress will obligingly rubber-stamp plans to reform hong kong's electoral system. Such as it still is listeners. Anticipating any great reengagement with the idea of liberal pluralist democracy Likely to be
China passes new law restricting sensitive exports
"A new law today to restrict sensitive exports to protect national security. That's a little payback in favor of Beijing against the US Azteca. Tensions Mount State broadcaster. CCTV reports. China's top legislative body, the National People's Congress Standing Committee adopted the measure that applies to all companies in China. The law goes into effect December 1st. Dr
"national people congress" Discussed on The World Next Week
"Jury trials seems out of the question. If these people are going to be tried in Hong Kong. Moreover, there will be difficult questions of constitutional law you have two conflicting, legal systems. You have these Anglo American common law heritage of hunt calm and in grafted on that in controlling is the socialist continental Europeans system that lemon adapted to the Soviet system and that chairman. Mao imported. And it's the ladder system that controls and if judges in Hong Kong are confronted by any question of interpreting the new law and its relationship to existing Hong Kong law, they are not going to have the option of making decision that decision is going to be made by the Standing Committee to the National People Congress. The. Law. National Security Law makes clear They make a big fuss about well, the court of final. Appeal in Hong Kong. Will deal with these questions that it has a foreign judge of it. Nonsense that court will not have an option of considering these questions. They may not even be allowed to get to court if they do it will still be the standing video the NPC. That will decide. Conversation has definitely skirt a lot of questions in the queue So see afar if I can cue you to go to the first question. We will take the first question from. Case under Meyer. Thank you very much. I have a question for Lord Pattern please. And that is a does the United Kingdom as the co-signatory with China of the agreement on Kong. Kong at any cause of action against China in the International Court of Justice. I don't for a moment presume that this would affect Chinese behavior but it would at least strike at what you mentioned that China Brags on itself as a model international. Citizen. Always faithful to its treaty obligations. Thank you I. Festival I agree I think it'd make much difference to the way. China is behaving during this are the loutish buried in its affairs. Optional look at the results of the. Attempts off to the of the tribunal to get China to agree to international maritime law. I'm not sure exactly a what's. The British government is able to do in the ICJ about the breach of the joint declaration but it sat in a position to raise the issue at the UN it's done already. So in the UN Human Rights Commission. And I hope that if it's got the chance of raising it with the icy J., A. Will the Mason Corcoran thing not just in relation to honker generally is the is the societies which believe in the rule of law a particularly perhaps liberal democracies have to work together in dealing with the charmer and whether it's on the South China Sea or whether it's in threats to Taiwan while whether it's Hong Kong or whether it's in its complete disregard for the rules of of order at which had made the world's across. Khorasan, on the host of secure in the last few years. So I think we have to work together on those things and perhaps in the ICJ that were the case as well. Thank you next question. We, take the next question from. Stapleton. Roy. Thank you my name is Stapleton Roy. I'm with the Wilson Center here in Washington DC. Hello Lord. Good. See You again Jerry question. We're dealing wasn't enormous tragedy here. And the question is could have been different. have. You been able to look at the draft National Security Law of two thousand and three that was withdrawn because of protests and the current national security law. At the root of my question is the issue of whether if the demonstrators had not strayed into one China issues and raised issues that were clearly unacceptable to Beijing Is there some way that we would not have ended up with this egregious imposition of the Essentially, the destruction of the One Country Two system. Arrangements for Hong, Kong if there had been more restrained. State that's a good question. We always say the saddest words of tongue in pen or it might have been. But it's highly debatable if cards had been played differently in two thousand three. what would have happened would have been better obviously the law that has emerged today is far harsher and more comprehensive than that. Local law contemplated in two thousand three. But there were good reasons for rejecting an fearing it Ben, and of course of we may have a chance to consider in the future I notice I think in today's south China morning. Post there's an interesting op ed of somebody trying to focus on the future seeing whether centrists forces in Hong Kong. Could make another try another try at improving regulation and Hong? Kong moderating yet. So that Beijing with not. Maximally, a implement the National Security Law that it seems bound to do now. And this relates to the trying again. For universal suffrage in a meaningful way in Hong Kong. are, recognizing difficult choices were made a few years ago to reject the option that was presented abs universal suffrage but not for any candidates you'll could nominate. So it is maybe a future question also. But now the question is clouded by National Security Law that won't allow. Opposition forces the same degree of freedom to take part in a new effort just. Ge. I personally think. That the future upon Con- because of the Constellation of political forces in Hong Kong and abroad. Is Very Dim I. Don't think it'll be reduced to another show Sean high or even one Joe, but it won't be what it has been will be a seriously diminished but many people including farm business I representative for twenty years foreign investors in China and prefer or like foreign investors everywhere stability. even if it's stability of a desert. Recently. The Great Australian scholar of China Jeremy Bar may quoted Tacitus. To the effect that they made a desert and.
"national people congress" Discussed on CFR On the Record
"Jury trials seems out of the question. If these people are going to be tried in Hong Kong. Moreover, there will be difficult questions of constitutional law you have two conflicting. Legal Systems. You have these Anglo American common law heritage of hunt calm and in grafted on that in controlling is the socialist continental Europeans system that lemon adapted to the Soviet system and that Chairman Mao imported. And it's the ladder system that controls and if judges in Hong, Kong are confronted by any question of interpreting the new law and its relationship to existing Hong Kong law they are not going to have the option of making decision that decision is going to be made by the standing. Committee to the National People Congress. The law national security, law makes clear They make a big fuss about well, the court of Final Appeal in. Hong Kong. Will deal with these questions that it has a foreign judge of it. Nonsense that court will not have an option of considering these questions. They may not even be allowed to get to court if they do it will still be the standing video, the NBC that will decide. Conversation has definitely skirt a lot of questions in the queue. So see afar if I can cue you to go to the first question. We will take the first question from. Chase under Meyer. Thank you very much. I have a question for Lord Pattern please. And that is a does the United Kingdom as the co-signatory with China of the agreement on Kong. Kong at any cause of action against China in the International Court of Justice. I don't for a moment presume that this would affect Chinese behavior, but it would at least strike at what you mentioned that China Brags on itself as a model International Citizen always faithful to its treaty obligations. I. Festival I agree I think it'd make much difference to the way China is behaving during this are the loutish buried in its affairs. Optional. Look at the results of the. Attempts off to the of the tribunal to get China to agree to. International. Maritime Law. I'm not sure exactly a what's. The British government is able to do in the ICJ about the breach of the joint declaration, but it sat in a position to raise the issue at the UN it's done already. So in the UN human rights. Commission. And I hope that if it's got the chance of raising it with the icy J., A. Will the Mason Corcoran thing not just in relation to honker generally. Is, the is the societies which believe in the rule of law a particularly perhaps liberal democracies have to work together in dealing with the charmer and whether it's on the South China Sea or whether it's in threads to Taiwan while whether it's Hong Kong or whether it's in its complete disregard for the rules of of order at which had made the welds across Khorasan on the host of secure in the last few years. So I think we have to work together on those things and perhaps in the ICJ that were the case as well. Thank you next question..
Hong Kong marks handover anniversary under shadow of security law
"Could Beijing finally getting it away and silencing Hong Kong's democracy protests once and for all the Chinese President Xi Jinping has signed off strict security laws, which critics say will place the likes of the right of free speech and an independent judiciary at risk. The law has already had an effect one of the leading voices in the pro democracy. Movement Joshua Wong said he's left. One protest group what I'm joined by Monocle Asia editor and Hong Kong Bureau Chief James Chambers by Isabel Hilton. The editor of China Dialogue Welcome both backed Monaco for twenty four at James, let's begin with you. You are in Hong. Kong whether has been A marking of the twenty three years since British rule ended. What's the atmosphere like today? Yes, what was meant to be called establishment day a day of celebration for Hong Kong returned back to mainland, but for a lot of people here it's a solemn day to protest against. Beijing and usually there's a big march that takes place around three PM Hong Kong time in about an hour and leave from Victoria in Causeway Bay and on March to the government headquarters that hasn't been given permission to go ahead to see the police because of the COVID, nineteen restrictions but there are people starting to gather in Causeway Bay. and the police have already made their first arrest under this new national security bill. On the question, we're all asking waiting to see how this bill would be enforced. And I guess the the worrying onset is. Enforced very harshly. The first arrest was a guy who's who had a flag that just said Hong Kong independence on it. So there's no doubt that the police are going to use their full powers under under this bill to dampen down any goals. For Hong Kong independence, and it's going to have a massive impact on the ability of of activists and pro democracy protests in Hong Kong. To to to operate as they have done. For the last twenty three years. Where unlikely to see a big march this year like we did in years before because the police on hand, the right police are on the ground and are very quick to to arrest people. Isabel. It's not long since we were all given the details of what's in this bill. Could you just summarize it for us? Please well indeed. I think almost nobody outside the National People's. Congress was given the details until after the bill was rushed through a rigorous fifteen minute session. it criminalizes any act of secessions, version, terrorism, or collusion with foreign are external forces. The problem with all of those is who decides Schwarzenegger as secessions, version, terrorism, glues, and and exchange, said the question of how the law will be enacted. Is ABS will be? We'll be applied is absolutely critical including which judges. How will the? How will the legal authorities in Hong Kong React Carrie, Lam has the opportunity to appoint judges that she chooses. And the bill, also the acts now also contains a rather sinister provision. Which says that in got his described as complicated cases at Beijing can simply takeover the prosecution of the law now again. All of this is is. Subject to subjective judgment from Beijing, Beijing designs what collusion with Foreign or external forces Beijing decides. What subversion is and Beijing, can prosecute cases? There is no guarantee that they will be held in. Public is provision for them not to be and. Given the state of of the rule of law in China. I think this is really really serious concern. It's also we should remember the. Legal State in Hong. Kong has been robust and widely respected and indeed lawyers have frequently taken to the streets to defend their. That profession and the application of the law in Hong Kong in very large demonstrations when they felt that Beijing. was encroaching on it, and so the capacity to appoint different judges to these cases is signed that I didn't think Beijing trusts Hong Kong's lawyers who are after school didn't principles of rule of law and equality before the law and all those good things. To do it's will.
China approves contentious Hong Kong national security law
"Making body in China's parliament has reportedly passed a new national security law for Hong Kong Quite contentious, of course, Reuters is reporting that the law was passed unanimously by the Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress. It comes ahead of the anniversary of Hong Kong's 1997 handover from the UK to mainland China on July 1st, and some analysts say this appears to be a way for China. Crackdown on further unrest in Hong Kong. We'll keep you
"national people congress" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"They threaten other neighbors even Vietnam looks to the United States for help that's why we had one of our battleships and one other ports few years back the problem is ladies and gentlemen we have these planned war games that we play out at the Pentagon in in every single instance in the Pacific they defeat us what do you think about that California Washington and Oregon in every single war game they defeat us under the Obama administration while this was going on he was slashing the United States military will be thing of food stamps he refused to counter the killer satellites that the Chinese put in space trump's confronting them that's why we now have a space services I told you China is the enemy yes there's a Cold War there's been a Cold War and the enemy from within the fifth column is the Democrat party is they weaken us from within weaken our resolve distract us China's on the move I never thought I'd live to see the day where they devour Hong Kong there's several million free people on that island people who are used to freedom people who are our friends people who've done business with our business their very existence is threatened lawmakers in China as reported by Asia dot net Kay dot com today they pass legislation that will extend China's opaque national security law to Hong Kong and expected move that is promoted large demonstrations of the city any warning from Washington the bill which was passed by a vote of two thousand eight hundred and seventy eight in favor to one objection sounds like the Democrat in the house of representatives as for the Asian hubs economic status at risk in Washington where secretary of state Mike Pompeo said yesterday that Hong Kong no longer deserves special treatment no reasonable person can assert today that Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy from China given the facts on the ground Pompeo said the vote at the annual meeting of the national people's Congress China's fake parliament could prompt more countries to follow the U. S. and reevaluating trade agreements with Hong Kong which is home to many multinational companies Asian headquarters the former British colony returned to Chinese rule in nineteen ninety seven has enjoyed a high degree of autonomy under the framework of one country two systems which sets it apart from mainland financial and business centers such as Shanghai and shows that and I want you to remember Joe Biden has embraced this regime Mike Bloomberg has embraced this regime Thomas Friedman has has embraced this regime Hong Kong maintains an independent judiciary a separate currency and financial system guarantees on freedom of speech that's all going to end now are the U. S. Hong Kong policy active ninety two Washington treats Hong Kong as a separate jurisdiction from mainland China he gives the territory special treatment the bottom line is this come September when this law actually is enforced the Chinese are already and have really taken over the police forces in Hong Kong what military forces they have in Hong Kong they already secreted themselves into this they've taken over the legislature in Hong Kong if you protest that's considered an act against the state protest speech the internet all the repressive policies that are in place in mainland China are going to be applied against the wonderful free people in Hong Kong it's unbelievable if this is not a wake up call to the American people nothing else but whatever you do don't call it the China virus because that's racist and I would argue don't call it the he's trying to see because of the China viruses racist then I guess anything name China's race I'll be right back then it's time to check the roads from those Dr traffic sponsored by boost mobile's upgraded.
China approves controversial national security bill for Hong Kong, among protests from citizens and the US
"Hong Kong demonstrators flooded the streets saying China's new national security bill is threatening the city's independence ABC's Conor Finn again explains why this is renewed many Hong Kong citizens anger and fear the larger issue here is actually about a national security law China's national people's Congress it's largely ceremonial parliament is enacting a national security law for Hong Kong this is the kind of legislation that brought millions out on the streets last year but this time Hong Kongers are largely powerless to feed it and and just the very fact that it's bypassing Hong Kong's own legislature has really in raids people secretary of state Mike Pompeii declaring the United States no longer considers Hong Kong autonomous from
China's parliament approves Hong Kong national security bill
"China's parliament has approved a hugely controversial national security bill that looks set to limit freedoms in Hong Kong the law will criminalize conduct in Hong Kong that harms national security and allows Beijing's intelligence agencies to set up in the territory for the first time Stephen McDonell reports from Beijing according to the official count of the rubber stamp session there were two thousand eight hundred and seventy eight votes in favour with only one of us against six delegates abstained the legislation now goes to the national people's Congress standing committee for final drafting over the coming months it's unclear which types of speech or actions what constitutes treason under the law which is expected to be introduced before the end of the year however activists in the city currently being charged with illegal assembly or rising main St FISA law accusing them of secession or sedition potentially meaning decades in prison
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
Hong Kong leader says security law not a threat to freedoms
"Hong Kong's leader says national security legislation proposed by China's legislature won't threaten the semi autonomous territory civil rights despite widespread criticism of the move as encroachment on freedom of speech and assembly chief executive Carrie lam telling reporters Tuesday that there's no need to worry over the move due for approval by the ceremonial national people's Congress a lot of questions about protests in Hong Kong sar vibrancy and the coal values in terms of the rule of law the independence of the judiciary various rights and freedoms enjoyed by people will continue to be that because when you supposed to the ICCPR off all these international confidence do also contrasts and I meet the need for national security civil rights and freedoms are not absolute if we want to protect the majority of the people down if a minority of the people indeed a very small minority of people are going to breach the mall to organize and participate in terrorist activities to subvert the state power then of course they have to be by the need to registration Hong Kong has over ten thousand public folder he rants every year when a figure that I quoted whenever I go out to meet with international business community that that is the proof of Hong Kong's vibrancy and respect for rights and freedoms protest itself is an expression of freedoms and rights and opinions if it is done in a legal way okay you must observe the law everybody has a right to observe for little so it is it is just not reasonable for you to ask me to guarantee that a certain type of protest will be would be allowed another type will not be allowed us to depend on the circumstances and whether it has been done in the legal action I could not comment when the little is yet to be dropped China's move to pass the legislation signals the government's determination to take greater control after months of pro democracy protests
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
"Knees on the economy the premier addressing the opening of the national people's Congress declared the government had cheated decisive victory against the crime virus outbreak in the country had shown great resilience but a break with tradition try to abandon setting an annual growth target for twenty twenty recognizing the difficulties in restarting its economy amid a pandemic premier league can claim who is the second ranked in the Communist Party hierarchy behind G. made his speech nearly three thousand Congress delegates wore masks as they said neat rows in the on a great hall of the people in place how blunt the impact of the slowdown with what with goals to limit inflation and unemployment is at channel face challenges like never before however we have unique political and institutional strength is strong economic foundation enormous market potential and hundreds of millions of intelligent and hardworking people horizons for trident China's developments are full of promise the Congress outlined the party's plans disclosed in a surprise move Thursday night for new laws in Hong Kong to prevent and punish the session so version in foreign infiltration and his blame for fuelling unrest in the city the legislation would also allow the maintenance of your security agencies to set up their operations publicly in Hong Kong for the first time so now the Chinese politburo will be running Hong Kong security which means basically they're now going to imprison or kill anybody who opposes China's role in
The Virus Changed China's Big Political Event. Here's How
"You China today begins a week of high level political meetings it's called the two sessions and authoritarian one party state makes a show of inclusiveness holding the thoroughly choreographed meeting of the national people's Congress China delayed this meeting by almost three months because of the coronavirus now the meeting signals the party's confidence that the epidemic is under control and that it's time to save the economy here's NPR Beijing correspondent Emily fact at the heart of this year's two sessions is a number specifically what China's annual economic growth target will be or even whether China will set a target GDP at all see teamviewer a political analyst at Panvel institution a Chinese think tank explains why the growth target is especially important this year people need a clearer idea here L. concept or blueprint for the next half of this year or even next year if the virus stays around with us because it's a centrally planned economy China decides what they want the year's GDP to be and local governments scramble to make that target at all costs but this year code nineteen because China's economy to shrink six point eight percent in the first quarter the first recorded contraction and more than forty years given the growth target will be announced nearly three months late others of the se it's pointless to subpar gate because it's already in the middle of the year all I can to do to ensure that the target will be materialized the name two sessions refers to the concurrent annual meetings of China's legislature and the country's top advisory body the two sessions that demotion China's centrally planned economy each year that's why her away the fiscal policy analyst at Beijing research firm gather Kell dragon onyx thinks there will be a growth target announced around three percent GDP growth far short of the six percent China was originally aiming for see if your abruptly say saying that there will be no goal this year I will be very harmful accounting to tell it what to do and they will be up or is it will be very hard for them to you know achieve the unemployment rate targets set by the central government because they don't know what exactly target for them to be so without targets local governments overseeing China's one point three billion people would be left without guideposts making it likely there will be a growth target announced away is also looking for any sign chinaman announced a fiscal stimulus to boost economic activity like it did from two thousand eight to two thousand nine but says that's unlikely China has much more corporate and local government debt now and doesn't want easy credit to oversee its property market the overall policy tool has been relativity of ash and they are not willing to do a big stimulus at two then eight because the major constraint basically at the top high debt level and also the high housing prices tomorrow Chinese premier Li could tell announces China's economic targets most journalists will not be allowed into the legislative hall this year due to the corona virus only one diplomat per and this you will get to attend and will be given a covert testing be bused to a special government hotel each day after meetings with the two sessions underway China is signaling has the epidemic under control but it's still not taking any
China's delayed Congress to convene next month in sign of confidence country has largely overcome coronavirus outbreak
"China says the delayed annual meeting of parliament will open at the end of may the national people's Congress should have been held in March but was postponed because of the coronavirus Jones said with reports from Beijing the national people's Congress is largely a rubber stamp parliament but it still matters not just as a showcase of Communist Party authority but as a forum for outlining major policy changes if the announcement of its postponement back in February was a sign of just how serious the virus was its restructuring is a clear signal that the authorities believe they now have it under control but the event which normally sees three thousand delegates travelling to Beijing from all over China poses an infection risk in itself and there is speculation that some may be asked to join via video
"national people congress" Discussed on NPR News Now
"President Trump has signed bills that fund the Federal Government through September of Twenty twenty. That's the rest of the fiscal year. The one point four trillion dollar budget package averts a government shutdown next week among them is the defense authorization authorization and is. NPR's Amy Chang reports. It's drawing sharp criticism from China. The Foreign Affairs Committee of China's National People's Congress expressed quote strong disatisfaction action with the National Defense Authorization Act after President Trump signed the bill into law. Beijing called it quote interference in Chinese domestic affairs and National People's Congress spokesperson objected. I got to tell in the bill that affirmed. US Arm. Sales to the self-governing Taiwan a renegade province in Beijing is the spokesperson said this undermines both US trying to relations and the peace instability in the Taiwan Straits he further pushed back on provision in the bill that support pro democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong. And another that commissioned a report to examine Beijing's treatment weaker Muslims in Xinjiang
"national people congress" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Two two hello there and welcome this is the globalists' to a monocle 24th i'm tom again in london and on the program today in china the national people's congress meets to consider president cheese bids to stay in his job for the foreseeable future we ask if any opposing voices will even be heard and then saturday arabia's new day factor ruler lands in the uk today to meese theresa may has many in the west wonder if mohammed bin salman is a friend or foe also coming up on today's globalist our series on language on politics hears about russianspeakers in estonia i felt this resentment myself when i visited estonia for the first time in 1980 when iceberg rushing to people because it was the only language i assumed we had in common i was treated to looks of disdain and we hear a dispatch from our correspondent who's been to manila to see how rodrigo deters he has impacted upon the philippines we'll also get a newspaper view on some business use and take a dip in norway were underwater drones are being deploys to clean up slows iconic but littered fjord old us and more coming up in the next hour rights here on the globalist we started today in beijing for the national people's congress china's onceyearly parliament is weighing up president cheese desire to rule beyond the traditional two terms perhaps for the rest of his life around the measure is director of oxford university's china center and joins me now rana welcome to the program and can you explain what kind of debase that there will be at this parliament or whether they'll be any real debate at all there is not going gonna be a debate not in the sense of people weighing up the pros and calmed putting them forward and then voting one way or the other the fact is that the national people's congress the chinese parliament very rarely has any sort of dissent tool that there was an occasion about 25 years ago when a very controversial dam project as an damning a river did get a set number of negative votes but that's pretty exceptional and in this case i didn't really expect any negative votes addle therefore today or this this congress i should say as more of a uh a ceremony.
"national people congress" Discussed on WAFS Biz 1190
"The center of a stood tom hayes a young englishman whose genius for method obsessive personality tomato trading phenomenon ultimately led to his downfall based on 100 of interviews with unprecedented access to the people involved look fix for wily bloomberg press pulls back the curtain on the live or scandal available now and print any book format tens interpollima is calling on the chinese government to introduce an id system that would link travel documents with a mobile phone as part of a plan to boost regional trade between hong kong and the mainland mom it with the media ahead of china's annual national people's congress and explain his legislative proposals border controls a different taxation regimes start two of the biggest obstacles for the greater bay area project also the free movement of high skilled workers is yet to hat anti because hong kong is concerned about the inflow of labour so as suggested the idea of an id system linking hong kong and mainland china to allow people to cross the border and make electron iq payments more easily my also feel it a question about the risk around blocked chain and the cryptocurrency market take a lesson blac chain is a really innovative technology but we must be careful using technology is good that usage is important to us and i see owes for digital currencies means a lot of rescue i'm not saying the technology is a mature but if everyone can easily create and use digital currencies there could be huge issues for regulators so even though cryptocurrencies are now very popular we haven't participated in an icao meantime tournament some of the biggest tech firms in china are being lured by regulators to float shares on the country's exchanges through dual listings this coincides with an effort by neighboring hong kong to rework its regulations to laura tech companies to its exchange from his amounting editor of asia tech coverage for bloomberg he joins us live from tokyo and here with me in the studio bloomberg tech selena wang peter i'll start with you you know what exactly is the motivation here and how much progress are they making will the backdrop is interesting here you have the annual national people's congress this gathering of delegates thousands of the delegates from all over the.
"national people congress" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"A y b on the blue button marcus or on so that was the daybreak newsletter let's talk about china this morning primarily kate chung's economic work were quote work report raghbir has been the main focus on the first day of the national people's congress in china liu china correspondent stephen angle jones's now from beijing a stephen great to have you on the show is always so one of the key take ways then from this report orbit meaning take away from the work of borders always the gdp target in years past it's always been a hard and path target and more recently they've uh given a kind of a range or putting a rounds uh before the number and matthew is around six point five is there and it's the same one this year around six and a half percent different from last year amid investor and before that says it will tolerate and even higher growth and that's a time you'd like to do they like to set the bar low at the start of the year and then path it this year beds said just around six point five percent also fed the fiscal deficit target lower then uh most have predicted at two point six percent of gdp we have expected about two point nine and three percent the last couple of years also money supply with target to just stay stable in all of this is a whole million a pretty much less stimulus in the car for the chinese economy less get and what authorities hope with less risk yes accidentally dialing back at the chinese economy just a touch of without any updates on the proposed constitutional changes including around shizhang pay well you know what this is kind of a controversial issue iit's not be national people congress is often time divided it being a rubber stamp a conference third legislature that the communist party is pretty much already decided everything not necessarily decided a constitutional change to allow president xi jinping uh to go beyond his twoterm limit as president i will be bella gets nearly three thousand delegates at the nbc this morning were given an explainer on what they are being passed to vote boy and they do get.
"national people congress" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Of the word and certainly was even more important than democracy is limited government to limit the power of government what we have here we have a great leap forward in state power in a leap backwards in terms of individual freedom but he's entertains even the he's welcomed by world leaders he was in the uk within the last two years he's a very charismatic man do you think all of that has caught a blindsided people in a way to that the reforms he's making in china i think the chinese people early urban elite like the president he is extremely charismatic additives his wife they've got pitchers all over the place for the national people's congress for the meeting which is gonna take place in the next two weeks of his face in a heart next two miles face a heart muscle was heartless he was a dictator of percy disruptive dictator that led to the great leap forward and cultural revolution the great famine so she is inherited economic policies begun by deng xiaoping who was a real reformer and she's father was also a reformer and it's unfortunate that xi jinping is not moving ahead with more liberalisation instead of consolidating his power so there's a tremendous amount of uncertainty right now i believe with respect to what paths he's going to take in the next five or ten years but he's only sixty four years old so he has a long tenure ahead of them has changed on is a senior fellow and china specialist at the institute in washington tilting to me head of china's parliament the national people's congress which has convened at looks as if it will rub a stand at the nation from the 64yearold leader president.
"national people congress" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"With them retaliate backwoods coming in return of some cause and finally china has now waded into all of this so let's have a look what the chinese of said zaindy xu who is a spokesman for the chinese national people's congress is that the did they don't want to trade war but they'll take necessary measures if the us homes chinese economic interests china us trade relations are essentially about shared interests and winwin cooperation give him the size of trade between the two countries last year china us trade surpassed five hundred eighty billion us dollars so it is natural some friction will exist china does not want a trade war with the us but will not sit idly by if china's interests are hurt and fifth i'm just looking at the front of the times these play behavior in london may the british prime minister tells trump not to launch a trade war does he care how other leaders react difficult one that i would suggest that he's listening claimed to care how the rest of the world reacts in three years he's got a reelection coming up seems a long way out right now but bear in mind that the key states that he would klaus all wisconsin michigan pennsylvania and ohio all of which very important in the steel millennium industries how interesting that he has placed terracing those very particular industries he was also elected partly on a mandate although it wasn't expressed in these terms to reduce the balance of payments deficit that the us has with the rest well essentially to bring manufacturing back to the us was a lot of his rhetoric to have steel jobs not the jobs of those ilk come through so actually there is some not quite so much incentive for him there to be quite reasonable people my hope for it thank him more business later and and let's go to china the parliament the national people's congress has convened and all eyes will be on the vote to change the constitution to do away with presidential term limits the motion which is expected to.
"national people congress" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Is calling for an idea system linking travel documents with mobile phones to boost regional trade and he also called on on the government to implement policies that would enhance security and online financial services cover what she did the scale of money market funds have been growing increasingly bigger that any strong volatility will caused substantial risk gaza's were many cash loan providers also imposed huge risks to the financial stability of the country therefore i made the proposal suggest in the government improved financial regulation technologies by using a and big data according to detect and prevent the illegal conduct ma was speaking at a news conference in beijing ahead of the national people's congress while china eastern has submitted a plan for a partial privatization speaking ahead of the national people's congress chairman liu shaoyong said the airline once a more diverse ownership he said the plan would improve efficiency strengthening the carrier's position on the global stage they also say cutting the carry is one hundred percent holding at its logistics unit show 45 percent has yielded good results the time is 33 minutes past the hour was hit doug christner in new york and he's tracking some of these numbers uh looks like a fairly sort of mixed session today duck it is i we have a fair amount of positively in the shanghai composite it's up nearly four tenths of one percent you guys were talking earlier about the growth target set at the national people's congress says six and a half percent and at the same time china's saying that it seeks to promote balanced trade in 2018 we talking all day about the fact that the tariffs on imported steel and aluminum to the us really kind of the focal point rattling the market a bit it so one of the factors behind the stronger yen good transition to jeff subtle and he's at our bureau in the japanese capital for a look at what's happening in the japanese equity space good morning jeff what do you see good morning finally i negative here uh as far as stocks are concerned the topic of a global trade worry keeping the.
"national people congress" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The tensions will try to dolled out attention china's on over there top economic adviser he was in washington yes today um so interesting to note that it happened we know with that timing am but then also next week his very much about we did the domestic agenda regina isn't about shizhong paying the cemented his hold on power absolutely and that's part of the reason why you see leo her this top economic advisor to play them she thinks sent to washington to try to reduce the ease the tensions this because i do think the policymaking pay want to be at the structure of from some key domestic issues that they face on the attempts to tackle those issues will be outlined in cow fight is national people's congress next week so we can they get the tough for example on that gdp target for 2018 looking to get beat around some of the fiscal policy the round inflation around the deficit target should give up my dear to to what extent chinese poet can make it to prepare for war and the fbi leveraging campaign easily fit means potentially squeezing stomach the quote also going to get a course key nominations to post by pete joe seen we may also get a much uh or the breakthrough thank you make it later in the insurance regulator to get it kind of circa regulator to calling somebody who come from the financial with maybe you're absolutely right to say i'm she can also share sleep nicole event in his attempts to change the constitution here which uh why certainly can be rubberstamped by the parliament next week the two year term limit thank you so much for joining us this morning but it makes china correspondent tell mckenzie i'm sure that will be speaking to you over the next couple of weeks after that national people's congress any place in beijing let me just break some news on the bloomberg this just dropping he lost towers out over south africa is to list shares in london and johannesburg it is a privately held company that operates head of communications at tallousa that needs breaking laws which com this is me back with the bloomberg business of.
"national people congress" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Result of any dialogue with north korea sarah huckabee sanders and there are multiple reports china says is looking at ways to tighten sanctions on north korea you as president trump says it may not be enough president xi is for china and i'm for the united states and russia is behaving badly because russia is sending in what china is taking out in beijing the runup to the national people's congress includes a threeday conclave today this one gives president she an opportunity to install candidates at the central bank and key regulatory bodies the national people's congress meets next week japan's top on void of the un a human rights council is speaking out against south korea bringing up the issue of comfort women as a human rights issue ambassador junishi kawahara tip is over that view that the minister kangyo fries bringing up the issue has statement this morning is totally unacceptable and i myself conveyed our position to the auto case parliamentary representative here meanwhile south korean president moon is joined a growing number of supporters of the country's me to movement against some of the most powerful men of the nation's art and entertainment industry he says he respects victims who spoke out and urged authorities to investigate the cases thoroughly here there have been a growing number of public accusations in the past several weeks the us supreme court has slammed the door on the trump administration's foot regarding immigration and daca saying it has not gone through the proper channels bloomberg direct stores says it goes down court ladder now circuit appeals court that would normally hear the appeal will now hear that appeal uh we can expect a ruling from them uh you know it at some point this year and probably in a matter of just a few months um and it could well be on the supreme court's docket during its next term and the president says he guess is now that his administration has to go through the normal channels global news 24 hours a day powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and.
"national people congress" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Result of any dialogue with north korea sarah huckabee sanders and there are multiple reports china says is looking at ways to tighten sanctions on north korea you as president trump says it may not be enough president xi is for china and i'm for the united states and russia is behaving badly because russia is sending in what china is taking out in beijing the runup to the national people's congress includes a threeday conclave today this one gives president she an opportunity to install candidates at the central bank and key regulatory bodies the national people's congress meets next week japan's top on void of the un a human rights council is speaking out against south korea bringing up the issue of comfort women as a human rights issue ambassador junishi kawahara tip is over that view that the minister kangyo fries bringing up the issue has statement this morning is totally unacceptable and i myself conveyed our position to the auto case parliamentary representative here meanwhile south korean president moon is joined a growing number of supporters of the country's me to movement against some of the most powerful men of the nation's art and entertainment industry he says he respects victims who spoke out and urged authorities to investigate the cases thoroughly here there have been a growing number of public accusations in the past several weeks the us supreme court has slammed the door on the trump administration's foot regarding immigration and daca saying it has not gone through the proper channels bloomberg direct stores says it goes down court ladder now circuit appeals court that would normally hear the appeal will now hear that appeal uh we can expect a ruling from them uh you know it at some point this year and probably in a matter of just a few months um and it could well be on the supreme court's docket during its next term and the president says he guess is now that his administration has to go through the normal channels global news 24 hours a day powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries.
"national people congress" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Yes technically speaking there a small parties that are not part of the communist party of china and they have names like the guomingdang revolutionary committee for instance will a chinese party these are actually sort of remnants kind of leftovers from the period before the chinese civil war way back in 1949 which existed from a brief period when china had a genuine but actually rather limited and very chaotic multyparty system however these counties are allowed to stand against the communist party this new competition against them within a system and therefore you might think in the morris advisory elements rather than being multi party in the sense that we understand it in some like europe or north america so just talked to a bearish the the national people's congress and a ten flew in over there the real top topdogs in the game the national people's congress is century the parliament joined at sometimes characterized in a sort of that standard the adjective as the rubber stamp parliament because of course it never actually vets down anything that's been put it by the leadership occasionally and i am talking about occasionally you do get certain amount to send in the vote about twenty years ago when a large and very controversial project the three gorges dam across the yangtze river was being put through they were actually some tens old no votes in congress because there were set number of the nbc's members youtube that that damn might coors too much uh ecological damage or indeed give way to a a disaster if it were to collapse but that's a rare example the policy not going through is a certain amount of debate there behind closed doors but it's very far again from the kind of parliament that you would expect in a liberal democracy so how does the ponzi kind of uh enforce rules upon its own members.