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Honduras, in Diplomatic Shift, May Open China Office
"It is a hardy perennial of diplomatic discourse campaign by the people's republic of china to pluck away the few remaining countries which have chosen to maintain full relations with the republic of china better known as taiwan among the fifteen remaining countries which have embassies in taipei rather than beijing is honduras but their loyalty may be shifting honduras president juan orlando hernandez has floated the prospect of opening a trade office in china to facilitate the acquisition of covid nineteen vaccines. Well let's get the latest with. Ron omitted director of oxford university's china center. Rana thank you as always for joining us. Is this the beginning of the end for honduras and taiwan. Do you think i think it could. Well be andrew. I mean over the last decade and more the already very small number of countries in the world which continued to recognize the republic of china based momentun entire pay of course has been shrinking and of course covert nineteen has been a perfect opportunity for china to try and pick off a small number of the countries which still maintain that relationship with taipei taipei has had some opportunities to push bad so for instance they've been liaising with india to try and get hold of some of the vaccine supply that they have and diverted to some of the south american countries but the problem of course to that now is the india is going through its own horrific cove experience and doesn't have a whole lot to explore so it may be the case. The immediate medical needs push honduras and a couple of other countries to towards beijing.
Could We See a New Cold War With China
"It is perhaps difficult to altogether. Suppress an amount of derisive mirth. When the people's republic of china inveighs against the unfairness of a world subject to the whims of omnipotent higgins president xi jinping earlier made a series of statements to this effect also making some pointed remarks about the united states using its mighty commercial power to advance its political interests as such treachery obviously has never even occurred to beijing. G speech wasn't obvious enough. Challenge to the newish administration of president joe biden but what are biden's options for response joined with more on this by isabel hilton. Ceo of china dialogue is a bill. How reassured should we be at this point. The china does not it turns out which to become any kind of global amman. Heavens did really terrible source. china Which is to mark the end of the us reign as the global head. Jamin but isn't quite ready to step up so if you look at cheese speech what he what he made fairly clear was that because of geography china was an important regional power and that was a bit of a shot across the bows of japan and perhaps the philippines who've been making unfriendly noises and japan and the united states said had already just this week Agreed that they would work to counter some of china's behavior in the region but the idea that china is ready to take on the kind of global leadership in the way. The united states is exercised. It is is a little premature. I think so it. This is an exercise in containment. Cise in trying to discredit us. Leadership and to discredit the sort of values norms of a global order which china repeatedly claims were set up by just a few powers and china wasn't one of them at the time
China's repression of Uighur Muslims
"Has been known for some wild that the people's republic of china is mounting a large scale campaign of repression against the largely. Muslim weak people of zhejiang province. Indeed it is arguable. That the campaign has been so large scale as to defy comprehension and therefore to defray condemnation a new report by the bbc based on accounts from people with firsthand experience of what is occurring engine. Jiang reduces beijing's so called reeducation program to details as understandable as they are
State Dept. Moves to Ease Restrictions on Meeting With Taiwan Officials
"The decision by the United States to listen long standing restrictions on contacts between US officials on that Taiwanese counterparts, the U. S secretary of state might compare said the rules were introduced decades ago to appease the communist regime in Beijing in his words, but we're no longer needed as Taiwan was a reliable partner, the time of his government's corded an end to decades of discrimination. China claims Taiwan is its own territory, and tensions over the island status have been rising recently. So how seriously is the announcement likely to be taken in Beijing? Victor Gala is a former diplomat and vice president of the Center for China and Globalization. In Beijing. I think the Chinese government and the Chinese people will be very angry about this decision made in the last 10 days, also off the Trump administration secretary off state Pompeo is really doing at this service to the American people because he should have done his homework. He should know that 41 years ago, the United States actually stationed the troops in Taiwan, the United States actually had a defense treaty with Taiwan. And the United States. Actually had that this diplomatic relations with Taiwan. It is not in order to appease the mainland Chinese government It is really out off the interest off establishing China US relations that the United States decided to sever. The diplomatic relations with Taiwan, withdrew all the American troops from Taiwan and negated the you as Taiwan Defense Treaty. This is the reality and all the U. S government's ever since then strictly abide by the commitments made under the normalization of relations between China and the United States now What Pompeo or the State Department or the Trump administration is doing right now is not going to work because they cannot have the cake and eat it. If they recognize the People's Republic of China as the sole legal representative of China, then they cannot have all these kind off official relations with Taiwan because otherwise they may push China beyond the point of no return, and China is ready to unify with Taiwan at any cost. Small means preferreds all by non peaceful means, If it is necessary, so you see, it is a deliberate provocation in the in the dying days of the Trump administration to you. Yes, I do see that, And also it's a deliberate setting up of a blockade for the Biden administration. Such attempt is not fair for the Biden administration because they are coming into the White House in about 10 Day is this kind of decision should be left for the new administration to think over rather than, for example, Pompeo and the State Department in the last 10 days, or the Trump Administration, which has revealed its true color as anti constitution on Typhoon. Lamento rule of law in the United States to play with fire doesn't make that much difference in practice them and it's hardly it's not exactly diplomatic recognition, is it? Well, I think Pompeo and Mr Alien warning Taiwan are keeping pushing the edge of the M robe in the wrong direction, and there will be a point off no return. And I think if China tolerates this, and if China turns a blind eye to this, they're more him or dangerous maneuvers may happen. Therefore, I think people will urge the Chinese government to declare Secretary Pompeo and Persona non grata before he leaves his position as the secretary of state. This will be the first time China ever will ever declare an incumbent secretary of state of the United States as a person a non grata, but at least it serves to convey the message that China cannot tolerate such one term. Willful violation of all the U. S government's commitments since the normalization of relations between China and the United States in 1979. The
Seattle weighs 'poverty defense' for most misdemeanor crimes
"Heading of no limiting principle when it comes to spending money. Or, uh, creating permissive laws. This one's of Butte. This is from the People's Republic of Seattle. Uh, you remember Seattle with all the ant if a riot riots and Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, Portland, Oregon, This is in the hyper progressive northwest of the United States. And these two population centers, these two cities, a city councils and mayors, along with governors at the state level that are they're all Bernie Brose when it comes to ideology. Here's a bill that they've been discussing. I don't know if it's passed yet or if it's been defeated yet, but they want to pass a law. That will allow thieves. To sell items they've stolen. If they do it to earn money for basic needs, with no legal consequences. No criminal law consequences not for the theft or selling stolen goods. Also trespassers. And set up camps on private property. Not on sidewalks now. Private property like your backyard, for example, when it is to obtain adequate cell choose shelter. And any trespassing laws that would affect those people wouldn't apply. Dozens of other crimes, including assault and harassment, would be excused under this idiotic measure if suspects were poor, mentally ill or addicted to drugs. So if you're if you're not addicted Tonto drugs and you're not poor enough on you can't get certification of your mentally ill. All you have to do qualify has become addicted to drugs, and then you can go steal and trespassed at will. They're calling it the poverty defense. And it will allow municipal court judges to dismiss a multitude of crimes if poverty, mental illness or substance abuse disorders drove the perpetrator to commit. Them. The force behind this is a radical left wing organization called de Criminalized Seattle that opposes policing and the entire criminal legal system. That group is also called for defunding the Seattle police Department by at least 50% and reallocating the funds to community led health and safety systems. It also demands release of protesters arrested during recent violent uprisings without charges. Even if they set fires to police car destroyed public or private property. An organizer with the decriminalized Seattle outfit. Identified is one of the laws, catalysts says. What we've already known is that the misdemeanor system is basically assistant of cycling people in poverty through municipal court over and over again without meeting their basic needs. Remember
Australian leader seeks conciliation in dispute with China
"If you enjoy a glass of wine every now and then. You've likely tried a bottle from australia at some point the. Us is a big market for aussie vintners. So is china but now china shops wanting to carry australian wine face higher costs much higher. The chinese government has announced new taras on australian wine imports as high as a two hundred twelve percent tax on every bottle. It is a major blow to australia's wine industry as the world bank. A hillier reports. China is pointing the finger at australia and says the country is dumping wine into its market causing the chinese wine industry to crash. Australia says that's not true. Still because of the spike and fees the wine trade between the two countries has come to a grinding halt. The level of the tariffs essentially closes a market for experts. Say it will be virtually impossible for steinbeck's orders to send bottle bought into china for the foreseeable future tony lane. Ceo of australian grape and wine says people's livelihoods are already being threatened of the twenty four hundred australian wine producers who export to china eight hundred of them sell exclusively to the people's republic that now the markets that aren't still domestically they've set the businesses up puglia round the toronto market. And now. we're the next older will come. There's a lot of guess uncertainty. In fear and confusion james robson of ross hill. Weinstein is feeling the pressure. This is terrible news. He told abc news australia. That nearly twenty percent of his product exports to china where his customers usually place big orders in october to prepare for chinese new year. And we haven't done any of that this year because obviously that texting right. It's just not sustainable alley entry level one these ten dollars and that's gonna make it thirty. Even the big players in australia's wine industry are taking a hit shares in the largest one treasury. Wine estates plunged eleven percent when the tariffs were announced. But they'll be okay. Tony battling says because they can sell to other countries mainly europe the us and other parts of asia still under thirty five million liters of wine that is now going to be looking for a high finding new markets and forming new business relationships is tough though especially during a global pandemic and battling says those other markets won't be able to make up for the loss of business with china we got hundred seventy markets resulted. Even if i only christ bought fifteen percent that would still live. It's seven hundred million dollars in the red site. Clearly showtime Visit occasion is not going to work. Experts say the wind tariffs are not just about reds and whites relations between australia and china soured earlier. This year after australia called for an investigation into china's handling of the coronavirus pandemic since then china has slapped tariffs and restrictions on a number of australian exports including barley beef seafood and sugar agriculture minister. David little proud told sky news australia. That he's looking for clarification from china. Is that it is retribution. Rather than any specific issue that any whether it be one or the other commodities produced the trade war appears to be here to stay. China's commerce ministry said today the tariffs could last between four and nine months at this point. Tony battling of australian grape and wine says he doesn't see a clear path forward normally you can resolve economic disputes through negotiation. But with you can't get to the table. You can't get both parties in the same room or on the same telephone. You kinda negotiate in the meantime battling hopes australian producers won't have to sell their wines under market value just to keep the lights on
How to move forward with China
"To fourteen point list of grievances via the australian media. Second wine joined beef. Bali timber lobster call among our exports that the chinese communist party has imposed tariffs on. And then that tweet. This is the tweet of the posting of a digitally altered of an australian soldier about to slit the throat of an afghan child. The chinese embassy issuing a bellicose statement the rage in roar of some ustralian politicians and media was misreading and reaction. It said to deflect public attention from the horrible atrocities by sickness soldiers and to blame china for the worsening of bilateral ties. So what's going on. He and asha camera respond. Jeff rabi is a former australian ambassador to the people's republic of china and he's author of china's grand strategy and australia's feature in the new global order. That's just been published and it's available in all good bookstores jeff. Welcome back to the show so some great to be back now. I your thoughts about beijing's response to australia in recent weeks so we have that list of the foreign complaints the wind terrace and of course that tweet while a say i up disappointing to see the slights that have been made After the two quite constructive comments at the triumph prime minister a last week quite clearly. The prime minister was Diplomatically signaling That there was a strong wish to start a process of getting back to some sort of more normal relationship between the two countries the product make though it sounds dramatic when you run those three things together the way you have done that certainly not the same thing. And i'm not sure that they're all necessarily coordinated. I mean the fourteen points clearly seems to be freelancing by the embassy on matters that well known and in the public record in any case at a very odd way of putting something out if you leak it to a channel nine television crew that seems to be pretty casual behavior by the embassy then the tariff spo there has been a processing trained for months on the wind tariffs and i do understand that that was the normal process and the strain companies were busily making written submissions as part of that process. And then the tweet The present time it sounds like it's been contrived by the chinese foreign ministry as individual action. it was a tweet that was particularly widely on social media by a now nationalist artist and twitter and the foreign ministry spokesperson on his private twitter account. Pinder to name and so it's philippine. Middle level action doesn't really look to millions of any of these really coordinated broad cross section of the australian people just looking at the y. People who've responded this week is there is outrage and surely win china. does things like. This doesn't make it harder for people like you because you've been an eminent company on this issue for several years now. Hugh watt a bobcar. Pass gas on this program. Of course the former prime minister paul keating. Doesn't it make it hot. A all of you to make the case that al leaders should try to rebuild trust with such a regime yet. I can understand the public outrage especially the media is going into overdrive steer and just as you have said running all these things together as a coordinated action from the state It does make it harder to get sensible constructive discussion going a story about how we deal with these things. I like to find myself in such august company as you outlined. And you might add gareth evans. Many others that to the group as well but it certainly history doesn't help and it's difficult context in which to conduct foreign policy. What we're seeing is what is like to live in the situation with china relationships In a very poor state now. Other people in camera that i see welcome this their peopling camera who have the view that bad relations with china are inevitable. This is the new normal. We should get used to it and lupus it while the questioning myself. And the august company you've being linking me with. Is this the best interest of australia. And it also basic question. Your what has australia down to bring on china's in this way why you think china is picking on again. Picking on is quite pejorative. They're not doing this to other states. Our other key point. And i would phrase that differently tom i would say how is it that astray amongst like minded friends and allies other liberal democracies in the world in the region why's at the trial has become an outlaw and i think that really needs to be part of the public discussion. Isn't the reason. The australia is so over exposed to chinese pressure in beijing. Nosy so the chinese leaders going to inflict pain on australia whenever they can't australia. And not the other like minded way boy more. In other countries we ought to forty percent of our exports to china. No other country has that kind of exposure. I prefer countries in the region. China is by far the largest trading power. I mean that exposure would be the same for korea south korea which is liberal democracy in the region. it would be near that level. For nearly all the countries in the east asian region china is the dominant economic patna of all of the countries in the region and that is just a fact at its reflects. The extent to which china has grown as the dominant economic power in east asia. Alexander downer. The former. Foreign minister says that now's the time to reduce our exposure to china. But what everyone is saying. There's nothing new novel in that. And obviously when people start to realize that we are going to have for a long time a difficult and challenging relationship with china's manage. That's a fairly obvious. Point to make interesting from In addition to being former minister former director of the board of while clay. And very active Proponent in boosting. Australia china trade relations phrase time as soon as minister and i work very closely with him in that and i think we achieved a lot. So why wouldn't you wanna diversify every sensible business. Every sensible company diversifies the port made over and over again on this aspect is that it's going to be very hard. Because of the absolute scale and growth and prosperity of china. You are a foreign policy realist. All gripe house ruthless and that includes chana hardball at every turn and the stronger. China gets the more likely to throw its wide around now to the extent. These realist analysis is correct. How on earth do we solve. this problem. absolutely correct agree with all those points. Another point that needs to be made. And you don't make it much tom. And your pride yourself as being a realist and that is the relationship is asymmetrical that is effect. We need china. More than china needs us. This is not a comfortable place for us to be but it's a place we are. It's a place where we're stack and will remain and so We need to work out how to manage that relationship and we haven't done a particularly good job of a judging by the state rewritten today. So although you express yourself in a different way you essentially gray with the foreign policy realists professor join me shauna regular guest on this program and he argues that his china's power increases its definition of its national interests will grow and then beijing will seek a survey influence in areas on which its future security and prosperity dependent in response. The us will go to great lengths to stop china's rises. It essentially. your argument is well up a poet. I'm a great Admire of joint mish as well. I differ with him on a couple of points but his analysis and arguments have been hugely influential in helping me shape my thinking about these But i put on sphere of influence is. I think that's already happened. I think china is the dominant paranagua this at length in my book in eurasia from the east china sea to also china is the dominant parent. That's happened largely because sanctions against russia poor economic performance by russia Pushback from from europe against russia has meant that brushes had to cede to china's ascendancy in eurasia and so very part of the world. And i think we now live in a world of michigan talks about a world of two great powers with boundary orders and in the question then becomes is some equilibrium at stable between the two. And i believe there is.
Donald Trump refuses to concede defeat
"The last few hours. The people's republic of china has congratulated. Us president elect joe biden on his. Victory last tuesday's this means that the list of nations still reserving judgment has dwindled to russia brazil north korea and intriguingly mexico. Mexico may just be passed. Caring trump himself maintains that he has been deprived vase second term by some monstrous fraud although the most dogged of his attorney rudy giuliani have unaccountably failed to furnish any evidence for this assertion as we go to air. I'm joined with more by scott. Lucas professor of studies at the university of birmingham scott. This is now a near clean sweep of recognition of president-elect biden from abroad. Is that having much impact. You think on american domestic politics well. Donald trump is dog in to The bunkers constructed inside the white house. And as far as i know he ain't coming out anytime soon. and even if it's now His friend vlad moscow and his. Flynn mr bolsonaro in brazil. That are the only ones left enabling that no it doesn't affect domestic politics because far more important than the foreign signals are those from within the united states and while a lot of republicans are privately concerned About the damage. That's being done to their party. Let on the. Us system by trump refusing to knowledge. President-elect biden you're still looking out officials within his administration who enabling him like william bar who's politicized the justice department to inquire into the election light. Mike pompeo who's politicized the state department to talk about a second administration. And most importantly the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell who has given for now support to this trump effort of throwing mud at every courtroom courthouse wall across the united states. Hoping that one case can make it up to the supreme court. I mean it's been a patent we've seen over the last few years and we've talked about this a lot. The idea that these will that the strange spectacle of these extensively sensible respectable republicans indulging enabling and excusing donald trump. But the has at least before now seemed a rationale to that which is that. He is the president of the united states. He does lead their party. And that's the way for them to get things done but the position. He's now wait in the last few hours. Arizona has been called for biden as well. If i've done the maths right. Even if trump's somehow clothes back pennsylvania and georgia which seems fantastically unlikely. That still won't be enough anyway. So those enablers do they genuinely believe any of this and if not where the what do they think. They getting out of another two months. You know that. That's a great question. And i don't think anyone beyond donald trump and maybe a couple of believers around him you know. Put any stock in the idea of fraudulent stolen election. And i don't think anyone everybody else can read the out that you so adequately summarize that you know. Joe biden is up by now sixty thousand votes in pennsylvania. He's likely to hold onto his lead in georgia. And if even if he lost us to stage right. Joe biden still has two hundred seventy electoral votes but the calculations were be different depending on who. You're talking to so for example. If you talk about mitch mcconnell. I think he's still relying on the idea that he needs to get those two senate seats in georgia to have a fifty to forty eight majority if he loses them both. The democrats have control of the senate. So he's going to ally himself with trump to make sure that you get high voter turnout amongst the trump. I if you talk about. Ted cruz. Lindsey graham marco rubio the senator who all have presidential ambitions in two thousand twenty four. They all push trump's conspiracy theories and disinformation because they see trump is being important to their political futures in other words beyond donald trump in this election is the long-term question of trumpism. The republican party. It might be a fractured republican party. But there are those who still see trumpism as being essential to their political futures. And that is what is really damaging corroding the american system short term interest versus. What should be the wider interest of an administration to deal with corona virus the economy and wider issues. President trump has been doing an amount of warning on twitter over. I notice from his feed that he has not yet got up and running today. And it's now just past seven. Am in washington dc. He has not however a spoken at least in public for a few days now. Is there anything in particular. We should infer from that. I talking talking. He doesn't want to admit he's lost. It and trump needs a rally. That's what trump feeds on so just simply going out in front of the reporters right now and you know telling them that their fake news. That's not what he wants. He wants to get that ego soothing balm of those people who will sit there and applaud him with make america. Great again now. They're interestingly enough. There is a gathering of pro-trump gathering in washington dc. Tomorrow it has not been sanctioned by the local authorities. but would it be the case that donald trump's suddenly makes us reprise appearance in front of them. I wouldn't rule anything out. But i think beyond that marcus that the the question here is that we've got some trump advisers who may be telling him. It's time to step aside. But if he steps aside there's already talk that he'll then immediately declare a run for president in two thousand twenty four and there are other advisors who were supporting like rudy. Giuliani which says keep fighting. This whichever camp has favor with him. At the moment there is this real protracted battle over what trump does in the next few weeks but what he does over the next four years and that means that for now he may not make cards tips and as it were publicly. scott lucas. Thank you for joining
China's Xi vows unceasing fight against Tibet separatism
"China's president has called for what's described as an impregnable fortress to stop separatism in Tibet Xi Jinping, speech, set out the country's policy direction intended to protect national unity, maintain stability, and educate the masses. Well, Isabel Hilton is the editor of China dialogue and has written extensively about Beijing's relationship with Tibet. Hello? Isabelle. Doing. Very. Well, thank you. Tell us what is this impregnable fortress. Well this is come out of the Communist Party Central Symposium on Tibet work, which is the you know the high level. It's the meeting that gathers together everyone who has anything to do with Tabet from security to economics to environment, and of course, the polit bureau is in attendance at the last one was five years ago. So it is quite important to understand the direction that things taking and I have to say it's not a particularly encouraging direction the the emphasis on a border security was not extensively publicized in China but I think that that is undoubtedly related to the continuing tensions with India, and we've seen a number of clashes along that border. But the other. Really important aspect of this statement is is really about hearts and minds, which has been a massive failure in terms of of Chinese occupation of Tibet and the the stress on patriotic education on the fact that monasteries must you know put put the party first and so on. All isses familiar but it's becoming more intense in terms of of of you know government propaganda and just simply failed over the years. So how does it intend to impose or bill this impregnable fortress to maintain not just stability but? Engage in those hearts and minds which which they find so important and what I think probably I'm sorry to say more repression it's. There is a relationship between what happens in Tibetan what happens in Xinjiang, which has lately had some more attention and but the body secretary who? Had A kinda panel up to consecutie system in Tibet then moved to Xinjiang to continue his work. So the security approach is very much the same and it is extremely tight security on on an absolute day to day level. So you know police boxes every few hundred yards kind of panopticon effect on on watching society for any kind of behavior that might be considered deviant. So that's one aspect of it and and the other oil done in the name of national security. and. Then the other aspect is the intense education and signification of Tibet. So it's been some years now since two Beden as a medium of instructions in schools was damaged and and you know there's heavy language pressure heavy cultural pressure on on Tibetans who are encouraged not to have a photographs of the delay in their homes but to her photographs of Xi. Jinping, instead to the the, it's really an an example of enhanced integration. Hitherto has been a policy in the People's Republic at least in name over SPEC for national minorities as they would call them. So Cultural Rights, language rights, and the idea that they could be in some sense autonomous and self governing. Now, that was never entirely implemented but at least it was official policy and that is now being abandoned really in favor of kind of. Han Chinese dominance in every aspect including culture and language, and how is that likely to be received in Tibet? Well. The evidence is that the more pressure the culture comes under in a way, the more people attached to it. So you know the most famous case was in nineteen eighty when when the reports from to bed to the center. Essentially said everyone's forgotten by the Dalai. Lama. They loved the Communist Party. It's all going swimmingly and it emboldened the central government to allow or to think about a visit from the delara sue the Dalai Lama sent. A representative. Group to inspect Tibet to see what conditions would like and as soon as rumors of these people's presence spread across to bet you thousands and thousands of people went to pay homage and his push notes into the hands and to weep and to go for the Dalai Lama. So you know the Chinese never been very good at reading. Tibetan sentiment and every time they criticized the Dalai Lama officially it sort of gives comfort to the Tibetans that. The Dalai Lama still matters and he still bad. So it's it's you know it's not a particularly helpful policy and the more that they cracked down on Tibet. The more Tibetan people feel more. They feel the difference and in a moment ago, you mentioned the fact that Tibet is stuck as well in terms of the relationship, the the very techy relationship that's being played out between India at the moment two degrees either side twenty used to bet. Well I think that this. That that's always I. Guess a problem you know the wasn't a border between India and China until the Chinese occupation of Tibet. So so now we have to Asian supervise and this border which is constantly disputed, which is unresolved and across which flow or manner of things including of course, people you know the flow of refugees to India from Tibet. has been a feature of the years the very large settlements of Tibetan refugees in India, which has given them pretty generous hospitality, the presence of the Dalai Lama in India. Then on the Indian side, you know there is anxiety about water supply because wall of. India's pretty much all of India's water supply comes from the Tibet Plateau, and there is constant fear in Indian security services that that the Chinese can somehow turn the top of which is unlikely but nevertheless it makes them deeply anxious. So there are any number of issues that that would need to be resolved in NFL comprehensive settlement. But at the moment you have to highly nationalistic governments each which is you postures vigorously over Tibet and I think that a settlement is not terribly likely Isabel. Indeed as ever for joining us on monocle twenty four, that was China dialogues is.
75 years after Hiroshima, they're still feeling its impact.
"This bomb has this frank for twenty thousand tons of TNT. Harnessing, the basic power of the universe. What I fifteen I am on August six, nine, hundred, forty, five, the US Air Force dropped the little boy uranium fission bomb on central hero. Shema. Making it the first city ever to be destroyed by a nuclear bomb. On August nine Nagy became the second when the bomb exploded around thirty percent of Hiroshima's population that were killed instantly many more died in the months and years to come. Now, the bombs brought to an end to world war two but the wool was horrified at the human cost. Russia has since become a byword for nuclear holocaust forever linked to the words never again. Now, this week marks the seventy fifth anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki joining me to reflect on the legacy of those events. Tashi. Tauch. She is assistant professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and the author of political fallout, nuclear weapons testing, and the making of Global Environmental Crosses. Welcome. Tasha. Thanks for having me and Michael Gordon Professor of history at Princeton University and Co. it is a of a new book called the age of Russia. Welcome. Welcome. It's very good to be here. Now, Michael the fear of the nuclear age is the period after World War Two when the US dropped the bomb. The fee was that the nuclear weapons would become a common part of conventional warfare but in the seventy five years since he Russia and Nagasaki, there's not been a single bomb dropped in a conflict. Question is this because deterrence works or have we just been lucky I would say we've mostly been lucky It's quite rare that there are conflicts between nuclear-armed nations. The major example is the nineteen sixty, nine border conflict between the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union. So there haven't been many occasions for things to escalate, and there's a strong incentive in those cases to de-escalate. There have however been very close near accidents whether missile just that needing on its own or people launching almost launching in fear of an attack and there. Have Been Plenty of conventional wars that could have escalated that way. So by and large, we've been lucky but we've been abetted by the fact that there has been an ambient taboo that has grown over the years against nuclear first use although that is rarely the policy of any nuclear power. Okay. Now from an Australian perspective, Tic- Japan was seen as an aggressor in the war, the war crimes but also as a victim because of the destruction wrought by the nuclear bombs have is the wool remit in Japan now aggressor and victim. Tarshi. Many pass through consider themselves as victims thinking that Japanese were misled by the government inter- Disastrous Wall Conquest. In this view here stands at the as the ultimate symbol of Japanese victim. But today is victim narrative faces two competing accounts. One is to recognize Japan's acts of wartime aggression, including tweeting massacres, forced labor, and sexual violence. If we see hero Shimmer from this perspective, it takes on a whole different meaning not. Not as a national tragedy, but rather as international event. killed not only the Japanese residents but also many colonial subjects and allied. POW's who are present in the city at the time of the Tom Bombing. The other interpretation that has also gained for Japan is to see the wartime conduct Japan as an act of self defense. This This lesion is narrative recaps here. As the ultimate proof of Western aggression. So fitting the predation of Japan's Joel Roles as. Aggressor and victim during the war will gain the upper hand in the future will depend on how sweet society around the world comes together and develops a shared understanding of the complex legacies or Corna reason on the war in the Asia Pacific region and back to the United States markle. There's a popular conception that Washington had to drop the bomb that it was the only way. To win the war, of course, the war in Europe come to an end in May of forty five. This is early August two, forty five is that true I mean what? What President Truman's options? So. This is a great question and it's one with a lot of confusion around it. Functionally. The only way the only government that had any power to end the war was the Japanese government which was in a position to surrender and the question was when would that happen would have happened later or earlier by summer nineteen, forty, five, it was already clear that the war was militarily lost. President Truman and the US government in general had basically fixed options of what they could do to try and encourage the Japanese government to take that move. There's only two that people usually talk about dropping the atomic bomb or invading the home islands of Japan. Both of those were on the table also having the Soviet Union inducing them to enter the wars of belligerent which happened on August eighth increasing the intensity of firebombing tightening the blockade of foodstuffs into the home islands. and modifying the terms of unconditional surrender to allow Japan to keep the emperor. The interesting thing is all six of those happen Truman pursued all sex and the war ended. It's unclear which ones were determinative. But the point is there wasn't like we had one option or nothing else. The US had plenty of options and exercised actually all of them. On the one level target for the bombs was obviously Japan on another level. Real target was the Soviet Union. How did the Kremlin of you? He Russia Mirror Negga? Second Markle. So. Really, the question here is a small set of people within the Kremlin stolen and his closest advisers and you that there was an atomic bomb project going on in the United States for years they've found that out from spies from Britain from spies in the United States, and they had their own uranium enrichment and bomb development program that was going on at I would say a medium scale What happens after the destruction of Hiroshima is I in absented himself for a few days he went into a depression and didn't. React to any of his advisors and then immediately massively escalated the Soviet development of their own atomic bomb. So they were both caught by surprise and not caught by surprise. It's true that the Americans didn't always think about the Soviet Union as a factor in any decision related to how the war was going to end but they also very strongly, we understood that the key issue was trying to get this the Japanese government to surrender faster because the faster they surrendered the less impact. The Soviet entry in the war would have to how the end game would play out in Asia, my guest, Michael Gordon, and Tashi Hitachi, and we're reflecting on the seventy fifth anniversary of Hiroshima. Tashi. One, hundred fifty thousand atomic bomb survivors still living in Japan. In fact, as a guest of Japan's Ministry of Foreign. Affairs this would have been in September twenty, sixteen I met one of one of the survivors now they're all in education and public law has plied an important part in shaping Japan's post-war Pacifism. Now, as generation dies out, is the role of pessimism in Japanese politics is that diminishing especially in the face of Rausing China Toshi? I don't think the passing of the atomic bomb survivors will diminish the strengths of pacifism in any short-term. The correctly memory of human magazine Japan has been fairly robust and the taken deep roots in popular culture. I can think of a good example that is Japanese animated wartime drama film released just four years ago in two thousand, sixteen cold in this corner of the world. This picture accounts of the wartime life in here she was a smash hit in the box office. Be, atomic bomb survivors will also active in passing down lessons from the world's first nuclear war to the next generation. The city's over here streaming nagy training. Many Japanese Ron Tears as storytellers who share the testimonies are waging victims and a second generation survivors are spearheading efforts for peace unjustice. Well, that brings me to today and really in the last that he is the end of the call was thirty years ago the US. And the Soviets on Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty non stop this was President Bush senior and Gorbachev in Russia in the inside at Union. Then just as it was collapsing now, both agree to significantly reduce their nuclear stockpiles and of course, the updated treaty between Moscow and Washington that expose I. Think it's February Knicks Jeez. So that's just a few days after the next president is warning Michael Do you think it will be resigned. I think that's entirely dependent on the results of the election. Joe. Biden has indicated that he would refine the treaty The trump administration has had many opportunities to re-sign the treaty, but they have not taken advantage of those opportunities yet. Russia's indicated that they're very interested in extending
Has China Won? With Prof. Kishore Mahbubani
"Professor Shore Mahbubani welcome to the Model Majority podcast today my pleasure rejoin you. All right. So to get a conversation started, you know the focus of our interview today is your New Book Has China one, and there are a lot of things over to dive deep into with you on this book. The first thing I wanNA chat about is this notion of the Chinese civilization party as you know, very well, the as an acronym is sort around quite. Casually, in the media in foreign policy circle to describe China as a whole right the Chinese Communist Party and you believe that this is actually quite an inadequate framing to understand China as a country as a people and you believe that by thinking of the CCP as the Chinese civilization party is perhaps a better way to think about it. Why do you think this kind of change in terminology is helpful in helping the United States in particular understand China. I think it would make a huge difference. If the American people came to realize the truth. which is the main mission of the Chinese Communist Party. Is Not export communism to the rest of the world. which was the mission of the Soviet Union's Communist Party. But to try and reform I've and strengthen China's civilization. I what I told you is is a basic of. But most Americans, do not know this basic truth. Because, when they hear the what Chinese Communist, party. The what communists in the American imagination. is by definition somebody WHO's evil and doing bad things. That good a good communist continent, an oxymoron. In America, in American linguistic discourse. So when you when you tell them that they're dealing with the Chinese Communist, party the by definition, they believe they dealing with an evil party that is out to undermine America out to oppose the American values out to diminish. America's standing in the world without realizing. That the core mission of the Chinese Communist, party is is to make China's strong and what's interesting. And to understand how deeply rooted this mission is remember remember the send the words that Chairman Mao us. When the People's Republic of China was established in one, thousand, nine, hundred, forty, nine, he did not say, Hey, today we celebrate the victory of communism over capitalism and said that he said that she that the keyboards used that China has stood up he said it twice. China has to. So, even chairman mouse goal and he was much more of a communist clearly than the current leaders are in many ways was still China's strong. Too. That's why I think that the communist is. Creates a form of intellectual. Laziness in American minds because they cannot look behind that what the see what is really the purpose and mission. Of the Chinese Communist Party that's why I think that thinking of it as a Chinese civilization party, then they'll begin to realize the most important thing that America in China and live in peace because Chinese civilization is not opposed to American civilization American civilization and not oppose the Chinese civilization and both can live together in peace. Right right. What do you think the US not just a public but really even the foreign policy circle. Right. The folks in DC. The people who are supposed to understand the stuff for living because it's their job. To kind of display, this laziness intellectually speaking, is it just because the Cold War was still such a recent memory I guess for the United States generally positive memory. 'cause we won that we just kind of put the Communist label back to where it was just because it was something that we think we understand. You ask them very difficult question because this is the great. Paradox. About the United States in the United States spent more money. On strategic, think-tanks than any other country in the world I think he spends hundreds of millions of dollars. You not billions of dollars on tragic thing. And yet America the America is the best digit think-tank were. America has the worst thinking in the. And and is shocking for example, though any comes to understanding China? More strategic think tanks very Lisi and using all the conception tariff Nelia the Cold War in the Soviet Union. And then applying it to China, when is clearly not relevant? China. So. The inability. Of the strategic think tanks in in the United States to understand the real nature. Of China. Is actually quite a frightening. Thing to watch today,
Muscling up to China and 25 years since Srebrenica
"Tom Switzer, he and welcome to another episode off between the lines now today on the program will be commemorating the twenty fifth anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since the Holocaust in ninety, ninety, five more than eight thousand people died in Shrimp Nitsa. The town was supposed to be a U N protected safe haven in the vicious civil war that tore Yugoslav apart instead the civilians ended up being massacred by Bosnian Serbs. Were lightning fast with their superior weapons. They easily overran the lightly. I'm Bosnian government troops and the token full civilian peacekeepers. The UN's Valley to protect the civilians inspired Washington to launch unilateral action against Serbia and end the civil war. Would things be the same today now? That's later in the program, but first defense. Last week the Morrison. Government launched a defence strategy and force structure review now the move signals a major shift away from the strategy outlined in the last defence white paper. Remember that just four years ago in two thousand sixteen. It plotted out Australia's strategic costs for the next decade. But that White Paper has as we know been rapidly overtaken by Vince covert China or that now the new review has promised two hundred and seventy billion dollars over the next decade to enhance Australia's defence capabilities with renewed focus on areas like Saba and spice capabilities and the possible development of hop sonic weapons will be fitting aircraft with long-range anti-ship missiles, increasing underwater surveillance and boosting fuel ammunitions reserves. Now, underscoring the seriousness of the shift, the Prime Minister even drew comparisons to the nineteen thirties and the lead up to world. War Two that period of the nineteen thirties. Is Been Something I've been revisiting on a very regular basis and when you connect by the economic challenges and the global uncertainty. It can be very haunting, but is the money too much or not enough is going to all the right places, and we'll do enough to safeguard Australia from China's increasing assertiveness and is rapidly growing military capabilities. What's the role of Australia's diplomacy? And all of this will joining me to discuss this at three distinguished guests. By skill is professor of Asia Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University Holiday Bites. Thank you good to be here Melissa Conley. Tar is a research fellow at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. Hi There Melissa could to speak again Tom. And Pay. The Jennings is executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Tom No. Can you talk us through the top of scenarios and potential conflicts that the defense review is preparing us for the scenario that the review is focusing on is one involving a high end conventional conflict, so I've gone to the days of stabilization operations in t more Counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan This document is preparing foresight on onsite conflict. Involving countries that have sophisticated military forces. And, of course, the document doesn't say. I don't think it would be reasonable to expect it to say. That China is the problem. But let me tell you China is the problem that is the now neoplasia competitive that way of thinking about when we think about what's adequate in terms of the topic of military capability we need to have. and to does reflect to change. From past years Tom I recall when I started by defense career, we were thinking much more about the risks presented by Indonesia, and the so called low level in cushions in the northwest. Of course, that's no longer features in anyone's strategic thinking. Really it's about China and the risks that the People's Republic is presenting to all of its neighbors in abroad since in the Indo Pacific region and beyond I cabinet crudely putting it some sites laying the groundwork for fortress Australia US sign. This is preparing us to join a potential use LID. Containment slash war against China for example to protect Taiwan Peter Jennings. I think that is it covers a spectrum of possibilities. One possibility which I think is Epson you were in terms of language of the document is that we might conceivably end up having to face military conflict without being able to rely on the direct combat support of the United States, and that's what leads to discussions around extra stockpiling munitions and fuel insightful. But I think in general terms. Yes, the expectation is that Australia. Through its history has been a country that forms coalitions usually have like minded partners, the share the same types of objectives. And the the plan will design the Defense Force. Really gives us the capacity to do that with Rachel Ellis lecture, example, Japan but also with our traditional ally the United States okay bates skill. You've recently completed a review of China's defense capabilities and its recent military modernization, specifically looking at the implications for Australia Wind you expect the Peo- The People's Liberation Army and its navy. When do you expect them to have the capability to project power as far as Australia annual Pacific knives, well in many respects Tom, they already can I mean they have the long range missile capabilities to do that? Know as a from a standoff position launched from their own from their own homeland against hours. But what I think, the the new strategy is looking at is really the development of capability over the next ten fifteen twenty years, and that's by the Chinese own own acknowledged calendar that they would be able to by that time of mass, a large enough capability, both in terms of its long range strike, you know striking from their own homeland, but also bill to project. Project Power passed the so-called first and second island change and being a position to more directly threatened through those platforms Australian security. So you know we're talking ten or fifteen year window here and I think given the time it does take to try and respond to develop the the deterrent and defense capabilities for Australia. That's that's you know that's in some ways a short window. for Australia to be mobilizing in reaction Melissa Tali. What's the role of a strong diplomacy and all these well I think it needs to be growl. And one of the concerns when we look at the deteriorating strategic environment is we think all that's a defense problem? And so when the prime minister launches the strategic update with those comparisons with the nineteen thirties. It pushes US toward seeing in purely military terms but we don't just want to say things in that security lands, we want to think about all of the parts about national power projection, so that's diplomacy and development as well as defense I think if if people thought about it I think what we invest in all three strongly, but that's not where it is if you look at federal budget fifty. Fifty nine billion to defense and less than seven billion to diplomacy and development together the lowest point with ahead in our history and I think we missing that opportunity. If we don't take US seriously, the way that diplomacy and development can shape things in the world so I was struck. Today was a defendant looking at the latest poll on what are the major concerns that Australians have at the moment of the top threats in the world and the first five, a role nontraditional that drought, environment, disaster, climate change, pandemics, and downtown, global economy, and those places where you know military spending isn't going to help shape that environment. So we need to have an effect on those. We need to be thinking much more about what we can do in the diplomacy and development to mind Peter Jennings. What would you say in to Melissa's observations? Because they reflect a certain mindset that that perhaps we should be focused more on non state actors rather than say China for instance well, I think all of these you know threats that have to be taken seriously. I'm and simply because we're living in the middle of a pandemic for example, doesn't the climate change is gone away in this no longer going to present a problem to us. I guess what I'd say. Is that the you know the five things Melissa listed? That were in the featured in the low e Poland terms of popular concerns. Are also the things which could. In different ways late to the risks of conflict escalating in the Indo Pacific region generally so You know my my view, please while I would like to see spending on diplomacy increased. While I. Say Development Assistance is being something which is effectively the United soft in of Australian power, and the military is the hot end of Australian power. I think. The message against all of these areas is that we have just been underinvesting for decades underinvesting for decades, so we're we're all. High fiving ourselves at just reaching about two percent of gross national product, being spent on defense, but that is compared to what we spending in cold or years, which was sometimes between three and a half percent in four percent of rustic product. So what we have grown used to Tom I would say is. Free written on the United. States code tiles of security for for decades. We've dramatically under. Invested in the things that we need to do to strengthen Australia's position, not just militarily, but also diplomat. A now. We're rather surprised to hear the news that Gosh the bill is a lot more expensive than we really thought. It was only if you've got that confidence in the US. and. In fact, the whole trump stories, the story of the Americans really big being fed up with the rest of the world, thinking that the US can fund the bill for their security, so we're going to have to do more and I think we're going to have to do it against multiplicity of areas not. Justin sought the defense organization. We'll some scholars such as you want and James Current from the University of Sydney. They say that this document sounds a lot like an acknowledgement that the US might not always be there to help us out. By are we starting to plan for more independent Australian defense posture I think it would be a wise move to keep that option open when you think of the capabilities that the Chinese developing in which do have a direct pose a direct threat to Australia or could do so. In many respects, the I think the types of threats that you might not expect an immediate or even timely response on the part of the United States what I'm thinking here. Cyber capabilities is a huge priority for the Chinese. We already know what they see the sort of capability. They can wield against Australia and that's not the sort of thing you can expect a kind of cavalry to. Lead the charge from from Washington to come to Australia's defence slowly long range strike capability on the part of the Chinese capability. They already have in which are going to continue to develop. which could threaten Australia down the road now? These are capabilities that I think that Australia's going to have to develop their own defenses for. They can certainly do that with United States, but again it's not necessarily the sort of threat that we would expect some sort of traditional ally joint response not to make it well. Some of are in listeners will email me and they'll say that if Uncle Sam struggles to police. It's own CDs. Melissa. How on Earth Can Uncle Sam Police? The Asia Pacific region in the face of a rising China. What's your sense about us staying power in the next decade or two in look? It's difficult One of the things that strategic update looks at is more threats to the global rules order, and unfortunately the you know, the US is part of that. the US is not along with the strategies interest on things like global trading system, and a number of international issues like global health where we would say you need to be supporting. A Global Response that said I don't think the strategic update will be read negatively in. Washington, it's my guess. it very clearly couched in terms that I think the US will lock about Australia contributing more and having more self. that could be seen as a statement that we think that the US might not have outback, but can also be seen as something that the US has been for for a long time. I particularly liked a few elements of the update things like making sure that we have. You know material ammunition You know that aren't going to be disrupted. Buckle supply trying having more capability eight industrial cut suffering capability here antiques fuel reserves, which is not as long sane as an issue for us, so I mean those are things that are worth investing in. Regardless of US resolve because as we've seen from COVID, we know that supply chain can be disrupted very quickly and easily, and it's worth having eligibilities. Cepeda Jennings bite skill and Melissa Conley Toilet and Melissa. The Pacific step up last year. That realigned Australia's development budget to deal with some of the strategic challenges posed by China in the Pacific Do you think it goes far enough? The step up was followed recently by strategies new International Development Policy Partnerships for recovery, and that's made it very clear that strategies focus should be on the Pacific and also southeast. Asia including. Indonesia and team August. I think that has a very clear statement about what we want. In the region of being entrusted trusted development partner and influencing those societies that we think positive for four region. Again you're going to. You're going to say you. Hear this from me all the time, but again the problem is that we not really making much invasive lunch, so partnerships for recovery head no new money it talked about the massive challenges that covered as as creating for for the for the Pacific, and for for our region broadly, and the only funding announcement was that we're going to repurpose the money. We would have spent on sending Australian. Volunteers in scholarship holders. And we're GONNA use that so I I suppose I. Feel a little bit with all the areas, not actually include district update in that as well that what we've seen through the foreign policy, White Paper and International Development Policy through to to the defense. Strategic Updike is. We talk about how. how? What a time! These these frosty leaving a contested difficult awful environment that we've now got to leave in and the Dow L. Easy Times over, and then we say, and we're not gonNA. Give any new money so I mean the defense announcement is essentially just that we're going to continue to you know, extrapolate out the money that was planned to be spent in the twenty twenty six, and we're going to extrapolate that out to twenty thirty terabytes skill. Do we risk getting into a bidding war for influence in the Pacific? I don't know if it's a risk. If it is a risk worth worth taking. I mean obviously the Pacific region is so extremely important Australia's future. Both for for defense reasons for regional engagement for diplomatic reasons, developing reasons and the like. so It's quite possible that we're entering in a more competitive phase with China in this. SITES WRIST BYTES I'm talking about more the budgetary concerns he because in the wake of the Corona Virus Crosses. There'll be serious limits on how we can spend on these things scholley. Yes, there is and party left to be be developed for that, but you know when you're talking about your own backyard. I mean I I. I don't think it's the kind of country that can simply. Pretended it's by itself getting back pay to Jennings to the region, generally in the rise of what. Angus Campbell is of the Defence Force he's talked about the rise of political warfare, the idea of grey zone warfare things like cyber attacks, economic coercion influence operations that fall below the traditional threshold of war. He says we need a whole of government response to it. I, you seeing that whole of government approach happening in Campbell, or is this Manley focus on defense and the spy agency so far Peter Jennings. It probably is focused on the national security agency's Tom. That's not too surprising because you'd expect them to sort of pick up on the risks I. But General Campbell is right. It does need to be all government is. There's a whole lot of things happening there that simply cannot and should not be done by defense organizations. and. I think that realization is slowly dawning. Along as both of the speakers have said that actually ladyship comes with cost of infrastructure is going to play that role, but you know, give you a small example of this we. We have lost the ability to broadcast into the South Pacific and Southeast Asia. In a way that we used to very successfully over over decades to give us the capacity to do that. We're probably talking about you know that. He million a year forty million a year, which sounds a lot of defend. It's nothing if you're in the Defense Department. Let me tell you. But you need to be able to do things like that. To be the truth teller in the region to actually tell the region that there are alternatives to Chinese Communist Party authoritarianism I think that's what's needed with responding to this grey zone on threat. Is Actually to be the truth teller. In this part of the will and getting our system in Cambridge used to that reality to understanding what needs to be done. To starting at different type of conversation with our region. With our own people for that matter that that is a sort of a psychological change which I can see happening, but we're not quite yet. There's a bit of work still to be done to get to that point Melissa. Conley Tyler. Is, just responding on that. I agree entirely with what pitcher saying on on broadcasting. It's a small investment, such a an increasing influence. It should be Brian and I hope that did that's being seen. I think having defense voices. I will help a lot in a banks, seriously I'm but just went. When you ask Tom Balaton host government and what's happening there? There are some really good examples, so for example win. This Pacific step pop started an office of the Pacific was established in that apartment and tried and each job. He's to be that coordinating body, and it's bringing together the. The defense, the development and the diplomacy in a way that he's gone to maximize our influence. and I've noticed this a lot more discussion about that that three. How do you bring defense development diplomacy communities together? I'm involved in initiate the Pacific. Four Day and I think a lot of people not talking about what more we can do for that that joined up coordination to make the most about national instruments by skill. You're an expert on China. The elephant in the room of course is China doing need to be careful not to overestimate China's military strength. What about the weaknesses? Exactly right I mean you have to know your enemy's weakness as well as their strengths in the case of China, they are undertaking enormous reforming organization effort. They're pouring billions of dollars into new capabilities, but there's a lot of things we need to recognize I. Mean One is that the Chinese have not fought a shooting war and more than forty years. They are have no. They have zero experience in high end combat against a serious. Adversary, scenario, so that's not to downplay them, but to understand that they've got enormous obstacles to overcome that day. Themselves acknowledge that they themselves. No, they have to overcome, and that's why we had this window that we've been talking about. A fifteen to twenty years. to try and develop capabilities to get in front of the kinds of things that the Chinese want to bring to bear around. Around, twenty thirty or twenty, thirty, five, twenty, forty, paid-up Melissa to be continued. Thanks so much for being on our in. Thank you, tell my pleasure. Thank you, Tom. That was paid jennings. He's executive director of the Australian strategic pulsing suit by skill professor of Asia Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University and Melissa Commonly Tyler. She's a research fellow at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. These between the lines with Tom Switzer. Coming next, we're going to replay a version of a segment from between the lines. I 'cause commemorating the massacre of Bosnian Muslims at shredded Nitsa on the eleventh of July nodding ninety. Five twenty five years ago this week. More than eight thousand people were killed by Serb forces. It was the worst massacre. Europe had seen since the Holocaust. Serve softening up Trevor Nature for the army's final push into the town. Town of course was supposed to be a safe haven protected by the United Nations, but the civilians ended up being sitting ducks as I woke Larry. Hollingsworth Remembers I. Myself Feel Devastated and ashamed I was there with them? When we told them that it was a safe haven I watched. Many of these people walk in with the minimal possessions into shreds, knowing that it was a safe haven, and now they're fleeing out because we've let them down, let them down to the extent that within dies. About Twenty three thousand women and children were deported, and about eight thousand Muslim men and boys left behind where executed and buried in mass graves. Now, reports from the time described, frightening scenes stiffen overawed from medicines on frontier. Speaking he. Loading some of the children and women into buses, but there's no indication as to where it was buses, going with seen some horrifying streaming, going on women and children going into the buses being taken away from their family This was going on with a lot of crying a lot of panicking. The slaughter had been planned carefully and executed with precision. All the wall Dutch. Pace is literally stood by, and did nothing indeed even when the Serb assault on Srebrenica was imminent. in-command is still rejected Kohl's racetracks. Positions. Pope John Paul. The second declared ribbon Nitsa a defeat for civilization as media reports begins to reveal the scale of the unfolding tragedy. The UN says nine hundred thousand people are still unaccounted for. About some became clear as government soldiers emerging from the forest in central Bosnia, told of horrific massacres at the hands of the Serbs one young. People executing them on spot, but this didn't come out of the blue. By the time this massacre took place the civil war that tore the former Yugoslavia. Repot was heading into its fourth year. More than a million people have been displaced, and the world became familiar with a new term ethnic cleansing. So? Who is to blame for these well? Let's start with the United. Nations from ninety two to ninety, five shrivel Nitsa was the world's first union declared civilian syphon. It was supposed to to her aggression. It was supposed to aggression and set the scene for political negotiations to end hostilities between the Bosnian Serbs, and Muslims, but the UN soldiers in the SIPHONS. They were bedeviled by problems. If you declare an area safe haven in the name of the United Nations. Nations if you tell the people if they are safe in the name of the United Nations you have got to put the troops on the ground, and it's no good for politicians say yes, we go for safe havens, but we're not gonNA put the troops meanwhile the Europeans vacillated and equivocated failing miserably to cope with across at its own back door. America was also reluctant to get involved as then President George Bush senior explained in Nani Nani to. I? Something because I learned something from Vietnam. I am not going to commit US forces until I know what the mission is to the military. Tell me that it can be completed until I know how they can come out. You have ancient rivalries that have cropped up as as Yugoslavia's dissolved or getting dissolved, and it isn't going to be solved by sending in the eighty second airborne, and although on the campaign trail that Ye Bill Clinton pledged to reverse the appeasement of that bushes of Belgrade as President Clinton allowed the Balkans to bleed for three more years. French President Jacques Chirac was moved to declare quote, the position of the leader of the free world vacant. Trinite Sur changed all that having done nothing the before during the mass killings in Rwanda Clinton was galvanized into action, and crucially he cut the United Nations out of the Decision Chine on August thirty Washington led a night bombing campaign against the Serbs the NATO action began early this morning. The harsh light of fires and explosions coloring the night sky. Some people watched the bombardment from their houses, but after more than ten thousand deaths here in the last three years, most Sarajevans had given up any hope of outside intervention. Last night it came on a scale which could yet change the course of this war by the end of not ninety five sixty thousand nine hundred troops, including twenty thousand Americans were on the ground in Bosnia. Pace was declared. The BOEKEN's wars ended only because the US finally acted. He's President Clinton in November ninety five my fellow Americans in this new era there are still times when America and America alone can and should make the difference for peace. The terrible war in Bosnia is such a case nowhere. Today is the need for American leadership. More stark are more immediate than in. In Bosnia in the years since the Mexica Europe inaction was heavily criticised, and the US was held up for its global leadership in particular for its unilateral humanitarian intervention. This is when the US secretary. Of State. Madeleine Albright said America was the indispensable nation, and that idea would fade into the justification of the Iraq invasion in two thousand and three as a war of liberation, but he's a question with the US intervene. If the shrivel Nitsa massacre happened today from the standpoint of twenty twenty, we might ask if the era of US unilateral humanitarian intervention is well and truly over. Well, that's it for this week. Show remember if you'd like to hear the episode again or download segments since two thousand fourteen. Just go to ABC. Dot Net dot US slash aren and follow the prompts to between the lines, or you can listen via the ABC. Listen APP, or wherever you get your podcast. You can even subscribe, so you never miss an episode. I'm Tom Switzer continue next week.
Why has North Korea stopped talking to South Korea?
"We should probably acknowledge upfront. The North Korea throwing a massive tantrum about something or other is as shocking headlines. Go up there with Sun rises. The Democratic People's Republic is indeed readily imagine as a vast fortified Kat. It's missile launchers as angrily flung toys, its occupant, a child who's upbringing was rarely punctuated by the. None. So this week's announcement that north. Korea has abruptly severed all communications with South Korea may seem like no big deal. It may even be no big deal, and yes, these caveats are being inserted up the top, just in case North Korea just as abruptly decided to end it sulk while this explaining is still current. At issue? This time is the pretty long standing practice of defectors who have fled North Korea for. South Korea and activists sympathetic to them of drifting balloons across the inaccurately named demilitarized zone which separates the two countries. The balloons generally carry anti-regime messages, but also also born chocolate bars, US dollar notes and advertisements for the joys and benefits of treacherous, warm, mugging capitalist revisionism. She never. We have made a miniature version of the New Testament and we are sending these over by using balloons. Last year, we sent about sixty thousand copies disabled. We're going to send about seventy thousand copies. To. Don Those pudding recently that. To. In fairness to North Korea, which is not a phrase. One authors often. North Korea does have a case. If your neighbor continually floated blimps over your share fence, which scattered pamphlets declaring that you'll loan was tatty in your bird box was ugly. You'd likely scratch them off your Christmas card list as well. There's also the fact that until as recently as two thousand eighteen. South Korea operated immense banks of loudspeakers along the border which broadcast among other things deafening decibels of K pop into North Korea. In this specific context, the keeping of Kim Jong Hoon thumb off. The Big Red Button appears an active superhuman restraint. That aside, however North Korea has never been famous for its sense of proportion in much the same way that South Korea has never been famous for its non annoying pop music and Pyongyang's response to the balloon issue has been characteristically vituperative. Roden Sinmun the official newspaper of the Central Committee of the workers. Party of Korea and a journal which can be safely seemed to be accurately. Reflecting Pyongyang's thinking has called the balloon senders disgusting riffraff rubbish like Mongrel dogs and human scum has said that the tolerance of their behavior by South Korean authorities has aroused out dismay that one may have lost a few degrees of each and translation and menaced vote. showed them how much price they out to be forced to pay for hurting the holiest. And emotions of our people. There's yards more of this sort of stuff if you're a bit start for distraction. The practical implications of North Korea's latest strop as follows the twice daily calls to the Cross Board Liaison Office in the border city of case Song will cease. No more balling sniffling puppet of American imperial thuggery. How's IT hanging? The channels which allowed the military's of the two Koreas to communicate with each other will also be closed. These strategic upshot of all this from north. Korea's perspective is a little hard to glean. The balloon offensive is not new indeed has been going on for a while. North Korea is clearly choosing to make a thing of it, and as invariably the case with people prone to making a thing of things. If it wasn't this, it'd be something else. In this instance, the significant aspects may not be so much the what as the WHO, or whom whichever is correct, one of the signatures on the new no speaks policy. Was that of Kim Yo Jong increasingly prominent sister of Kim Jong UN, long thought of as a sort of executive assistant to her brother. These last few months have seen Commute Jong increasingly framed as a policymaker, and perhaps given the recurrent speculation about Kim Jong UN's health, they future leader North Korea may be trying to get North Koreans and the rest of the world used to her. And all this could be a pretty standard north. Korean play create. Crisis Demaim concession declare victory, and it's a standard play because it works in diplomacy is in life, the reasonable often defer to the unreasonable as long as it will persuade them to shut up. South Korea has already and with an
Taiwan mayor loses recall vote in blow for pro-China opposition
"Now a high profile math from Taiwan's main opposition party lost a recall vote over the weekend. So what do we need to know about it well? Ron Is the director of Oxford University's China Center joins US on the line. Now run a good off name. Thanks for being with us. Tell us a bit about this mare and tell us what this these moves over the weekend main. Will this is really a very major event. In Taiwan Politics Hungary the man who was recalled and has now lost his job as mayor of Kaohsiung. The second biggest city in Taiwan in the south was actually very popular figure he was actually the candidate for the opposition Nationalist Women Dang party. In last year's sorry. The earlier this year s presidential election, which was won by. The incumbent president tying one, and this means that he's essentially had a massive full from grace, a the reason essentially that he was put out for recall was that some of his political opponents argued that by running for president. He'd been neglecting his job as man, but I think that most people think that wouldn't have happened. Had it not been for the increasing unhappiness at the sense that his party is? Is relatively more friendly to mainland China and right now and certainly within the last few months. That's very voter unfriendly position to take in Taiwan politics well, indeed runner and I wanted to ask you a bit about that wide context, of course, if we go back to the start of the year knees, elections in the problems that the the the the opposition party had because of exactly that sort of. anti-china sentiment. I guess we can. We can call it. That it is all bound up together inextricably, isn't it? Eighty and it's become much more so within the last year or so essentially two things or two or three things have come together at once. One is that China is much a baking mainland China is much more hostile to the current incumbent government presidency, in Taiwan, which is run by the Democratic People's Party, which take Louis would like independence Taiwan, but they know that to put that forward openly as A. Direct plan would probably lead to a very very strong. Maybe military reaction from from China and China much prefers it when the other body equaling Dang is actually in an office. So that was one thing, but the other side was the sign. One who's economic record were was not all that might be was looking as if she was running for a defeat and then Hong Kong happened last year's protests protests in the. The streets against the proposed dishing bill essentially enabled her party to use a very convincing slogan. which was this call next year possibly Taiwan variance. Oh, that and that meant that? Essentially she had one office by placing herself up as a candidate who would not in any way bow to the demands of the mainland, which of course is now seen as an authoritarian and very aggressive state in the minds of many Taiwanese voters. Rona is something to learn I. Mean I think that point especially about the comparisons with Hongkong timings there of friction that we we've seen. Is it actually helpful to try and better understand what potentially the next steps could be in Taiwan with liquor, opposition, politics, or the balance of relationship with Beijing, is that genes truck to look to Hong Kong? Does that sort of muddy the waters yet further? It's it is instructive. Look at Hong Kong as long as understands the differences, and the most crucial one is the whether one likes it or not. Hong Kong is now a part of China's sovereign rule. It was handed back by us by the British in one, thousand, nine, hundred seven, and it is now part of People Republic of China will. Governance is overseen by treaty signed between the two countries way back in nineteen eighty five. Taiwan is different. It has never been reunified with the mainland since the. Civil War in China was one in Nineteen forty-nine by chairman. Mao Mounts Dome. But of course that separation has become more and more of a sore. That needs to be dealt with in the minds of the mainland Chinese. The differences that very much, unlike Hong, Kong Taiwan does have a not. Very strong, but certainly real promise of a certain amount of assistance Ritz on defense from the United States on the something called the Taiwan Relations Act passed in Washington in Nineteen, seventy nine, so there is a military backstop that might just might be used limits very unlikely that gives people in Beijing Portsmouth old in a way. That's not true for obvious reasons for Hong, Kong. Run I just wonder and at the risk of asking You impossibly complex question and not giving enough time to answer it. What! What's the next critical juncture to look for? If we look at this balance in Taiwan, is there a specific event is question of looking at what happens at the ballot box are there particular political Moose depend on on individuals, or is it that sort of that always tricky question? You know how the public decide to take particular developments. What do we need to account for in the in the weeks ahead? I think it's important to look out for language both on Taiwan, site analyst side of the People's Republic of China on the side of the People's Republic. You have to look and see if there's any indication that moving away from their standing statement that they would be peaceful reunification with Taiwan, always use that word now. What disappeared from one of the officials statements a few weeks ago, which caused quite a flurry, as you can imagine, but mysterious enough to what peaceful came back in the mouth of Prime Minister Meka Chang a couple of weeks later, maybe the there was a quarrel over, and it was reinserted, or maybe they just forgot if that changes again on. On the long term, it's not on the peaceful reunification that does make a difference and back anti one. You have to look at how far the wider population which of course is a liberal multi-party democracy where the mainland is not looks at this white, a question of separation. They are aware that Beijing said that their absolute blood red line is the Taiwan must not declare formal independence, but there is also increasing disillusionment in the wider population of Taiwan that the mainland really gets what it means to be a free multi-party democracy in the way that Taiwan is in the meeting of minds, very unfortunately doesn't seem doesn't seem to be very apparent. Right at the moment. Date Arana always get to hear from you that our friend from Oxford University, Rana meter, joining us here on the briefing monocle twenty
Hong Kong opposition slams China national security law move
"In Hong Kong Pro Democracy lawmakers are blasting China's move to enact national security legislation. They believe this legislation could mark the end of the One Country. Two System Arrangement that has given Hong Kong semi autonomy. Since the end of British rule in nineteen ninety-seven the move by China emerged from this week's national legislative session and event that largely serves as a rubber stamp for what the Communist Party in Beijing wants to do. Cnn's Ivan Watson joins us from Hong Kong via skype and Ivan. I can you explain what this new legislation can actually mean for Hong Kong. I think it's important to stress. How different Hong Kong is from the rest of mainland China to people? Who may not know? It's the free as corner of the People's Republic of China and it was supposed to stay largely autonomous until two thousand forty seven and govern itself while being part of China so here the Internet isn't censored and the courts are independent of the political leadership and can rule against it. None of that exists in mainland China. And what the Communist Party has now announced is in the interest of national security. It is not going to dictate a whole series of laws and criminalize actions down here in Hong Kong with a heavy handed approach and a direct approach that it has never had until today. I mentioned the One Country Two System Arrangement I mean. Does this in effect then end that arrangement but certainly would hongkongers from the opposition and elected legislator who are critics of the Communist Party in mainland China? That's they're saying. This is the end of Hong Kong as we know it. And when you see. The list of what is proposed here which includes Criminalising treason secession in sedition against the Chinese government authorizing the National Security Agency of mainland China to set up offices down here in Hong Kong secret police. All of that suggests a very dramatic shift here and something that this city has never really seen in modern times. Is this retribution. For those democracy protests we've been seeing in Hong Kong over the last year the central government in China and the Hong Kong administrators. Who are by Beijing have been defending these new national security proposals arguing that the protests were a threat to national security in all of China. And thus they have to do this. There've been some caveats saying hey freedom of speech freedom assembly all those things that you have known they will be untouched. But if you've ever been in mainland China and seeing what a police state it is there and how any dissent is absolutely crushed very quickly. It's very clear that the national security rubric can be used as an excuse to almost stop anything in mainland China. So why wouldn't that be any different down here? All of this. All of these decisions are happening as we speak in real time. But I'm wondering how will this resonate in the region with the people? They are particularly in Hong Kong. There is alarmed for instance. One man I spoke with your. He runs a photo printing shop. He said this is taking us backwards and he. Also this is ominous. He said his WHATSAPP GROUP WITH HIS CHILDHOOD. Friends has completely dried up today in response to this now. Couple of points. Whatsapp doesn't exist in mainland China. The there's such censorship it also suggests that immediately ordinary people are worried that what they may message. Each Other presumably in privacy could be used against them in the future. What's next Ivan in this process? The opposition here is calling for protests which died down over the last five months as this city was dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and as the threat of that pandemic receded here. The old political divisions were starting to bubble up again. Beijing has shot a very strong shot across the bow here and recall that last year. You Up to two million people protesting against these types of measures. That's two out of every seven. Hong Kongers were out in opposition. That even if they manage to generate that kind of popular protests right now it does not seem like Xi Jinping. The ruler of China is
U.S. accuses China of trying to hack coronavirus vaccine research
"The state department's latest warning on China's government accusations of attempts to steal American covert nineteen research secretary of state Mike Pompeii always demanding China stop its data theft and adds quote the PRC people's Republic of China continues to silence scientists journalists and citizens and spread disinformation which has exacerbated the dangers of this health crisis all part of steady growing trump administration criticism of the Chinese government from the corona virus to long held complaints on China's economic practices and the Chinese government accuses the US of needless
Europe's central bank launches new program to calm markets
"The European central bank is announcing at seven hundred and fifty billion dollar billion euro bond buying program the stock soils and bonds in New York and around the world drop because of their fear of the lack of demand and also the confusion in the markets the turmoil continues in all directions there are indications that there will be layoffs over these next days you were call we were coming from a very very full employment force in February to here we are in the middle of March the headlines at Bloomberg politics promised more remedies from the trump administration for example of my colleague and friend Larry Kudlow says that the government there US government could take equity stakes for companies in other words by pieces of privately held publicly traded firms we in addition to this the president has signed a Senate major bill responding to the pandemic a one point three trillion dollar trillion dollar measure one point three trillion dollar measure that includes a five hundred billion in direct payments to Americans there are other responses from around the world but we're concentrating on the US right now to stabilize here at the same time we're looking overseas for the day in the days ahead one of the places to look is the people's Republic of China you will recall that there are many questions to answer about the present crisis one of them is origins of the virus another is the dependence of the US hanami on Chinese manufacturing and Chinese goods arriving in the US the supply chain is now disrupted but that requires stability and order in
Kishore Mahbubani says COVID-19 won't stop China's rise
"These days for China there's been an economic slowdown a trade and technology war with America. One of the few issues of bipartisanship in today's Washington then there have been protests in Hong Kong global criticism of Beijing's treatment of the Muslim minorities not to mention Western anxiety about the role of Y in those five G. networks and don't forget the allegations of Chinese interference in sovereign states across the region. Add to this. The outbreak of corona virus or covered nineteen and silently some pundits and they mainly in the West. They're asking whether we're witnessing communist China's Chernobyl moment what do you think well one distinguished intellectual who profoundly disagrees with all this skepticism. He's my guest today. Kishore Mahbubani is distinguished fellow. The Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore a former ambassador to the UN twice and a former foreign secretary of Singapore case. Your has risen several influential books on Asia and the rise of China the lightest one is called has China won the Chinese challenge to American Promessi as published by public phase in New York Keisha. Welcome back between the lines. My pleasure there'd be back now you've heard all these. These dial warnings about China and as I say they mainly come from listeners. What do you disagree well? I think it's absolutely certain that the return of China to his place as the number one economy in the world cannot be stopped because from the year one to the eighteen twenty or eighteen hundred of the last two thousand years the two largest economies of the world were always those of China and India so the past two hundred years of Western domination award. History have been an aberration. All aberrations come to a natural end and China's return cannot be stopped. And that's absolutely set. You say in your book that if Xi Jingping does not put in place San Succession mechanisms. America could win this geopolitical contest and bear in mind just a couple years ago. She overturned legislation on. Term Limits for presidents essentially might himself later for life. Some of these critics say that. How does that promote good governance for China and a sound succession mechanism? That will allow China to Rosza Unabated well I would say that the history of China has taught them when they have strong central government. The people benefit a lot. When this week government they suffer a lot and you look at a hundred years of humiliation. That China's suffered from the first opium war of Eighteen. Forty two right until the establishment of the People's Republic of China in nineteen forty nine. The main reason why they went through one hundred years of humiliation was because they had weak central government so what Xi Jinping has given to China is once again very strong central government this is an asset for China. I think he's going to be around as Vita for a long time. And as long as he's around. I think China will do very well. Okay will you say that this geopolitical contest that's broken out between America and China? That will continue marathon. Rice does that mean that Beijing and Washington a doomed to confrontation. Well the the reason why. I'm producing my book now. Has China one his precisely because I want to avoid a confrontation in my. I think it's absolutely unnecessary for the United States and China to get entangled in this confrontation because at the end of the day the primary goal of the United States government is to improve the wellbeing of the American people than the best way to improve the well being of the American people especially in this call. The crisis is to work with China and not work against China but of course unfortunately the United States has other goal and is the primary goal of the United States is to maintain primacy in the global order. Then that will lead to confront To leading American proponents of containing China. John Shaw. The University of Chicago Have Stephen. Walt whom you quoted approvingly in your book about the perils of American Hubris and exceptionalism but on China I disagree. They say I've been guests on this program and I've made this point Measham and casual. They say that a rising China does indeed threaten the regional status quo and Washington moreover will and should go to great lengths to ensure that China does not dominate the Asia. Pacific your response. Well I think the question is whether or not they can both live with each other In the region if if the United States by the way you know all the countries in this region many of them one the United States will remain strong player in this region. I think it'd be good for the region to have United States. Remain as strong Leah. By United States can remain a strong player without on fronting China. He can remain a strong player by working with China In in in many critical areas. And frankly if you ask the countries in the region What they would like to see they would like to see a strong China and they would like to see a strong United States. But they don't want to be forced to choose within China and the United States and we'll get to this question about choosing later on in the show but I want to stick with America. There is a consensus in the region. That America should stay but Foreign Affairs magazine. This is the Distinguished New York Journal to Achieve. Contributed this month. It faces a range of top. Foreign Policy Thinkers. They're all weighing on whether or not the. Us is in the process of global retrenchment The cover of Australia's leading Foreign Affairs Journal. This month is is called can trust America So Am I right in saying you? Don't think American showing any signs of withdrawing from Asia. Now I see no signs at all America retreating from the region and And I think that very strong as you know policy in America is to some extent made by the president but is also made by the deep state and the deep state has a very strong consensus that they got to remain very strongly Industry region. So I don't see an American of withdraw anytime in the near future but I do I do argue that the United States has got to behave differently. With China net once had One tenth the size of China's of America's GNP retailers but today China's be GNP BB. Dems is bigger than the United States. So you behave differently. Was this animal. What about that? Animals DASA more assertive. Now in your book and you listening to Katia Mahbubani. We're chatting about his new book. Has China one in your new book as show you dedicate a chapter to the question is China expansionist and you say basically China wants to respect global rules and norms but let's face it. It has ignored the ruling from the UN's Permanent Court of Arbitration. That was at The Hague in two thousand sixteen. The high concluded for those of you listening who've forgotten about this this is four years ago. Chana's conduct around the Scarborough Shoal and the Spratly islands it was illegal and let's remember Beijing has continued to build up a military prisons on artificial Alan's at drive out local fishermen and in the last few months case. Short Sean has been bullying Indonesia over the Natuna islands. How is all this respecting global order? Well you know one point. I emphasize said there were people talk of benevolent. Great Powers Turn Benevolent Grid. Power is an oxymoron. So as you know the United States today has not ratified the law. The Sea Convention. So in in some areas as China emerged behaving exactly the United States. The United States would never accept going to a tribunal to judge whether or not the United States valid or invalid claiming any area in that respect. China is behaving like the United States by just as the United States. Most of the time respects most international rules and conventions China. Also most of the time respects most of international rules in confections in many ways. China's behavior and America's behaviour is very similar in the international arena. Your critics would say that. China's maritime climbs a contested by the Philippines Malaysia Brunei Indonesia Vietnam Beijing has antagonized nations log New Zealand Australia with cyber attacks and and political interference. Nightside casual these. Not Diplomatic Wins for president. She hasn't he made some big mistakes. Well I it's it's it's interesting. It's always the rest. That is screaming very loud on this South China Sea When was the last time you heard a very strong statement from militia All of all of Philippines On the South China Sea. Why you're seeing behind. What is happening behind the scenes is a lot of diplomacy that is not reported in the Western media. Now I cannot comment on the side of the tax on Shelia and New Zealand but I I believe it was Edward Snowden revealed to us that if you live in today's world you can assume that anything you put up. There is being monitored completely by the National Security Agency of the United States. So I think what the world needs is new conventions in the cyber area and the world should work together do agree on some set of rules for what you can or cannot do in terms of cyber hacking spoke with the New Zealand professor. Anne Marie Bridie last week on this program and she told us about three investigations into Chinese interference in politics that a currently underway in New Zealand. But we WANNA go there now and finished your point. I was quite struck by a law in in your book. He sure well. You talked about the Chinese reluctance to conquer Australia quote. Future historians will marvel at the fact that even though Australia is geographically close to China. It was physically. It was physically occupied in conquered by far more distant British forces absolutely true. I mean if China was an expansionist power wrenching. Her travel all the way to Africa. He could have easily gone to Australia. Additional Australia. Remarkable accident of history. That Australia was colonized by British forces than not Chinese. I mean future. Historians will marvel. The anomaly visits Tom Switzer. On our in 'em I guess is Keisha Mahbubani the former foreign secretary of Singapore and President of the UN Security Council. He's now a distinguished fellow at the National University of Singapore. We're talking about his new book. Has China one now for some of Iran's listeners in Venice Matas whether your overstating China's rise and I WANNA put to you this very rule weakness in limitation surely because many analysts They argue that there's a ticking bomb in China it's low birthright and the aging population and this is the argument that will reduce the workforce and could potentially break social security system. How would you respond to those critics? Oh that's absolutely no question. That China faces a lot of serious Internal Challenges. Because you know it is to instill a developing country It's CABBIE DYING IF I get it right. It's still about ten thousand dollars. One-sixth debt of the United States has a long way to go before it becomes fully developed country. And that's precisely why China wants to focus on its internal development and not get dragged into an all-out geopolitical contests with the United States. So you notice that China wherever possible is trying to avoid getting entangled with the United States even though the United States clearly is challenging the United States challenging the United States charging China In many
"people republic" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"Time we're not we're sort of behind enemy lines were located in the people's Republic of Ann Arbor yeah we have a lot of psychotic love to see her again elected office and then think they're gonna they're gonna do stuff we have an idea first and stuff we want to do we're winning some regulations over here we're gonna change this all I had breakfast with a pal today not going to go to the details but I I've I've almost got toys in the people's Republic of Ann Arbor they I was about five years back they passed an ordinance to city council thinking about doing stuff and the ordinance was you can't sit in your car let it idle in the city if you're caught by legal ticket meaning we're gonna we're gonna save the universe global warming climate change will make sure that you're not wasting fossil fuels spewing pollution out into the streets around Arbor in other words middle of winter you're for example may be sitting on the side of the street why your wife friends and to buy something we all know that's like what forty five minutes later come back track and your sister would you go sit in the cold because you can't sit in your car well they still want to go through because I can't park here state so anyway this happened the spell my where I didn't our breakfast with today so somebody came out knocked on the window of the car it said you can't let your guard like that something like that I'm gonna call the police what what I'm not even a cop a citizen some leftists iconic out of an uber that's the way they think they're more often than not this town I I gotta tell ya I came to the people's Republic of Ann Arbor back in nineteen sixty six and I remember one as this was before it was sanitized for your protection strayed wiles while the street way cool that was it that's the way Ann Arbor that's one arm was fabulous now it's a micro manage hundred percent top down there anything you think should be one way in Ames the wrong way perfect case example what I just told you about the all the streets are for pedestrians they don't want cars yes cars drive on some of the streets with manta they make it hard they've got rid of all the streets you step four lines are taken on two lines and then they put a big Honkin bicycle passes probably have in your neck of the woods too and they put in those stupid if you see somebody with a flashlight start your own forty miles an hour plus thirty five but you're doing forty miles an hour and somebody wants to cross the street and you gotta stop forum that's insane that is straight up insane so while that's I know its the the wave of the well the president and all came down from the United Nations believer not with been over that's a hundred times but anyway knocking on the window freezing cold snow outside skews me do you know you are not supposed to sit with your car idling excuse me I thought you're an armed robber accordingly well it wasn't a gun that was just your head in the glove just just kidding but seriously that's insane somebody's gonna put that that's like when you were in elementary school and there was that one kid there but I want to beat the crap out of because they were squeal and everybody what what is every American citizen I don't they learn this in foreign countries in fact they don't I don't think they ever learned at East Germany but what's the number one thing you learn by the time you're in a second grade come on the tab is up you don't squeal don't square all well and that's what that person was doing was just being a squealer I'm gonna call the police if you don't show your car off well you know there's no apparently thirty degrees out I got it I don't care.
"people republic" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"The people's Republic of China against the United States here in the Northern District of California and its US attorney David Anderson speaking earlier today announcing the charges against the fifty six year old suspect known as Edward paying accused of delivering classified U. S. national security information to officials in China. America is listening. this report is sponsored by discover we treat you like you treat you. one oh six one FM talk extradition forthcoming for for inmates who escaped from an out of state county jail three of them making their first court appearance Sir you understand what you're doing yes actually issues waive bond is revoked. we'll be waiting for Ohio to come pick you up the last of the four Lawrence Lee was captured in some woods this afternoon near bacon street in Durham where he was hiding after fleeing on foot from a red roof St in Kerry that's where the other three were apprehended in a car in the parking lot this morning it's now being treated as a homicide a robbery that happened in Greensboro last week is now considered a murder after the victim dies police tell fox eight that twenty eight year old divine Wheeler is currently being held in Guilford county jail in connection with the hold up last Tuesday morning at the roadway inn and suites on cedar park road that's where they found the sixty four year old employee in critical condition a wake county woman taking their trash to the curb is struck and killed it happened this morning Kerry police say that a sixteen year old boy who was driving an SUV he came around a curve on kiss tell your drive and hit fifty two year old Sandra Vera Stuckey the investigation is ongoing neighbors tell ABC eleven that the area is frequently used by drivers as a cut through with many speeding on the residential streets there's a new team captain for the Carolina hurricanes Kyle Wilson as more as the hurricanes prepare to start the regular season this week coach Ron Brenda Moore has selected Jordan Staal to where the see the thirty one year old veteran had previously served as an alternate and co captain in previous years just excited about the opportunity and.
"people republic" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Website and find it under the search button. We hope you tune in. The White House says that President Trump spoke today with the Japanese Prime minister, Shinzo Ave. And they write the two leaders discussed recent developments on North Korea, and reaffirmed US Japan unity in how to achieve the final fully verified, the nuclearization Democratic People's Republic of Korea. This comes after missile tests by North Korea over the weekend and coming up shortly on C span radio discussion about China's role in the negotiations over the North's nuclear program. The US institute of peace will be hosting this. It is starting pretty soon. This is she's radio programming from Monday until then a bit from this morning's Washington journal, one of the issues we discussed the proposal or the first part of the plan between the White House and congressional Democrats for an infrastructure. Bill, gene malaria of the publication transport topics joins us, Mr. malarial start with a two trillion. Dollar figure. What did this come from? Well, it would come from a really direct sources of funding that is if the Democrats really convinced President Trump to look at either existing accounts, or if they go toward a way to raise the federal fuel tax. That's the gas diesel tack. They have not been raised in nineteen Ninety-three, the president and Democrats, and you're expecting Republicans to meet in less than three weeks at the White House again to talk infrastructure, and they're going to actually work on a way to come up with the funding of the Democrats what they're saying is that they want Trump to lead the way on the funding negotiations is actually very telling that last week. We learned that President Trump was not a fan of his infrastructure plan last year, and that plan really relied on the private sector. To take the the lead in funding infrastructure projects over two years to reach a one point five trillion dollars top line. So that's an that signals to a lot of people on the hill that the president would be open to direct funding, you know, that would be the gas tax or even looking at you know, other federal accounts, but the gas tax will be if they look at. Raising the gas tax is in play. That's actually will be the biggest source of the challenge because Republicans are really really not on board, and they don't endorse racing the gas tax. And so what kind of resistance has this already met? Have you heard from leadership on the Republican side suggesting that yeah? Mitch McConnell's office Republican leader in the Senate. They're really pushing back on a plan that would be very much a fuel tax Centric, what they're saying is that they'll be open to a multi funding approach that I've been hearing that from the Republican transportation leaders, you know, EP w chairman giambra, so he's saying about a a portfolio funny portfolio that includes vehicle mouse travel, that's people in in trucks for the mile. They travel looking at public private partnerships, which is the minority leader in the house. Kevin McCarthy, Republican California he was again advocating for public private partnerships last week. So they're looking the Republicans are going towards dead end. And my sources on the hill say that. That when Democrats take up an infrastructure Bill either at the end of this month or sometime in June committee, which it could be likely if the negotiations this month at the White House goes some relatively well. A markup could happen. You know late may sometime in June that Republicans again will push back on the gas tax. And you know, and also worth noting that aside from funding of the Democrats are likely to push for climate change provision in a infrastructure Bill, and that's a an area contention for Republicans. What not only the leadership saying this? But you know, my sources are telling me that they don't want an infrastructure Bill to be a messaging platform for Democrats. They want the legislation to really focused by merrily on roads. Bridges the historical infrastructure programs, and then Republicans will also advocate for. Would they look at polling and pulling scenario where you also have some opposition, Mr. malarial, I suppose at this point then hearing about the potential of this happening, there are certain lobbying interest in and around Washington DC who will be advocating for this push. Who are they and tell me the level of the level of lobbying? They're planning to do. Yeah. There's actually that's a great question near unanimous support among the transportation community, and I'm talking about the the big union groups chamber of commerce there actually a big player on this. The American society of civil engineers American trucking association the association of bike the bike national bike league. We're talking almost all the players are calling on the president and congressional Democrats and Republicans become together pretty much now this summer an infrastructure. Bill. They're advocating for any sort of funding because there's seeing that that the window for action. It's right now, and you know, my conversations with the chamber of commerce were going to be a big player in in upcoming advocacy forum later this month, they're actually calling it, quote, unquote, the real infrastructure week, by the way, and there's going to be advocating for funding to raising the fuel tax. But ultimately what you know, the leadership of these groups of the builders could structure firms what they're telling me is that even if they can't agree on funding agree on having some sort of a big policy Bill that if it doesn't raise the fuel tax that does, you know, have some other funding mechanism this way, you can have directive at the federal. Level that you can then percent to the states. So the states can plan long-term for infrastructure projects. And that's something that lacks for several years until twenty fifteen with the current eilly law and prior to get into that highway LA the twenty fifteen law you had more than thirty short-term extensions on the highway funding authorization. So all of these groups don't want to have a return to that what they want is a long term solvency of infrastructure funding accounts, and this way from the federal level. You have a strong partner that can team up with the state and the states can play long-term. Gotcha. And the benefits of this will be to reduce congestion on the highway that if you have better roads and bridges you and I will spend less time in traffic. Jima Lara who reports on these issues for transport topics. TT news dot com. Where you can see his writing on this and other topics Mr. malaria, thanks for your time. All right. Thank you. An interview from this morning's Washington journal on C span of next discussion about China's role in the negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear program u s institute of peace holding this discussion in Washington. Good afternoon. My name is Nancy Lyn bargain. The president of the United States institute of peace. And I'm delighted to welcome everybody here today for very timely and important conversation for those of you joining us for the first time US institute of peace was founded just about thirty five years ago by members of congress as a nonpartisan national, but independent institute with the very singular mission of working around the world with partners to prevent and resolve violent conflict. And so we do this. I can research with policy training and education and support for partners on the ground in conflict zone seeking to prevent conflict from becoming violent or resolving once it does. And we use this headquarters here on the mall in Washington DC as very powerful platform for convenient people from across the political aisles across areas. Kinds of expertise to come together to think deeply about how to solve some of the most pressing problems that we face the nation. The essence of peace building. And that's what we're doing today and celebrating today because for the last year USA has convened. A series of senior study groups to look particularly at China's influence on constant dynamics with an emphasis on conflict zones in fragile states that are of strategic interest to the United States, the China, North Korea senior study group is the second in that series. You'll hear more about that in a few moments. And it includes an impressive set of very knowledgeable, deeply, deeply expert, scholars former government officials diplomats and practitioners. Some of whom we have with us here today for the conversation. And we're here today to launch their report China's role in North Korean nuclear in peace negotiations, and as we saw from this weekend the release of this could not be more timely. We saw North Korea's latest weapon test the first missile tests from that country more than a year. And it's the latest in a series of provocations that indicate a return to tensions while with Washington while talks remain at an impasse, China, which wields considerable influence Pyongyang and shares Washington's desire for a non-nuclear North Korea. Very much wants to have a role in the negotiations with its neighbor. So the vital question is how to ensure that China can play a more constructive role in helping to move the discussion forward today, we have the co chairs of the senior study group ambassador, Jo Yoon and Bassett Bassett or staff Stapleton, Roy and two of the group's numbers. Daniel Russell and embassador Kathleen Stevens to discuss the report and its recommendations as I said, we look forward to very timely very important conversation, and you can follow the conversation with us on Twitter at US IP using the hashtag China DPRK. I also encourage you to check out USIP's new podcast network at US dot org slash podcast. It will include this event in a lot of other offerings featuring leading voices in violent conflict prevention and national security. And of course, I hope you download and share the report which you can also find on our website. And with that, please join me in welcoming, Jennifer staffs, USIP's director for east and southeast Asia programs who will introduce very impressive panel of speakers today. Jennifer..
"people republic" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Welcome. Everybody. The eleven o'clock hour of weekend live with your host Marija to Franco. We are going to continue our discussion on caravan lies two point. Oh, so I'm going to get to your calls momentarily. Six one seven two five four ten thirty triple eight nine thousand nine hundred thirty one to hear from you. I just wanted to give you a little update on my research regarding what can be done at the border and so. According to politico article from April fourth two thousand fourteen the president can deploy national guard to sue the southern border to support CB p which is of course, customs border protection, and their activities, though, would be limited any arrests, for example, would have to be done by CB P. And as you heard one of our previous, callers and thank you shout at two Rick from New York and confirming that is George W Bush sent six thousand national guard troops to the southern border in two thousand six to support CB P and Obama sent about twelve hundred in twenty ten to again, support CB p with aerial surveillance, surveillance and detection, and of course, the national guard is not quite the same as active duty military, but. National guard all the same. And that is the update on what is possible for one of the possible actions for the president. Now, if you're just chiming in and joining us six one seven two five four ten thirty. I am talking about the caravan of now over five thousand. Intentionally illegal aliens. I mean, very few of them may qualify for asylum. And if they go to the proper port of entry, I don't have a problem with them going to the proper port of entry and filing that claim in and taking the chance with that. But as we know with what happened last time back in the summer that's likely not to happen because they're going to come through the border illegally, and then create this giant catastrophe. And then use their illegal means to try to make us look bad. And a couple of things I want to get to your call six one seven two five four ten thirty point of fact, persecuted people do not fly the flag of their persecutors. Okay. So you see these people marching with the Honduran flag. It is is just absolutely abhorrent. Number one. If they're going to try to claim a Silom besides some of that group is not claiming the Silom in. They're fleeing economic conditions is still obnoxious knock. Access to fly the fly. If you want to come to America, and you wanna come and become part of the fabric of America. You can leave your flight back home. All right. Just so and these marches that happen and people are flagging also to fly foreign flags, you know, my grandparents came from Italy on both sides, and I never once did we put an Italian flag outside our house. We put out the American flag aright my laws kit fled communist, China, you better believe him. Fly the communist China flag and the People's Republic of China. Yeah. They fly an American flag because they are in fact American and that means American flag so layers just like your down for the count on to right there carrying your your flag of your home country. If you love your country so much stay there. All right. Gonna go to boss Donna in Boston right off the top. Hello, Donna, you're on the air. Well, thanks, how're you. Yeah. Good. We could track to lay competed was on this probably living in California when I left. Were approximately six million for the amount of time. I've been now I would probably say California has. I would venture to guess about eleven million illegal aliens, they get driver's licenses. You talk about the flag when Mexico or whatever country, they're from the take over the streets and wave their flags and on on certain days, they take over downtown LA in March on the freeways with their home country flags I just wanna puke that's all I can say what I what I know about. George Soros been qualifying him for over ten years. He has a website where you can go to see the organizations. She donates his money too and move on change dot ORG did the laundry list, and his son is worse than he is. He made his money on the backs of dead Jews. It's a fact there's videos out there. I'm being interviewed. What he did? What is father did to hide him? And he is the most evil man once one one world order, he wants one money open borders. It is no big secret. Banding when you trying to seek asylum or a political. Right. You're supposed to go to the embassy closest to you number one number two. Let me just jump in there. Donna that's not act. That's not correct because you wouldn't necessarily you wouldn't go to your the consulates sits in the country. That's persecuting you so it would be fruitless in refugees and covered. Those are two different things. We go to the American embassy in Guatemala, right? But asylum and refugees are two different things. Let's talk about asylum. Okay. You normally would not do that. Because our yes, it is our American consulate that sits in Guatemala, but before being persecuted by the government, and the government is in contact with the US, even the US consulate may not be safe ground for you. So traditionally that isn't what happens a lot of people do flee. They come through the, you know, the come through to the legitimate port of entry whether it's an airport or a border port of entry, and they claim asylum as soon as they enter at a legitimate port of entry. That's how actual aside, and it's a very very tiny tiny tiny percentage of people that qualify for that. But it does happen. And it is valid very small. When you hear country. Are you not supposed to go to the next country? Correct. The next country. So that's very that's why I mean, it's a tiny tiny tiny portion so say in some people some people that claim asylum. Do come from do have means, you know, so they actually can purchase a take an airline ticket. And they do they make a direct flight. You know from their country again. That's extremely rare. Extremely right. So how is it that these people are marching tree two and three countries to get to a place? And I've watched the film to three days now. Joanie? I just wanna throw up right? Every single camera and every single person that has been interviewed on camera. Not one person said it's too danger. You know back up when you file a restraining order. The magic words are from my life, basically, right? Okay. I've I've dealt with enough restraining orders when you are fleeing a country. When you stick a microphone, you don't say. Well, we want a better job. You know, we wanna live better. No, that's not why you enter another country illegally. I mean, I am so mad. I can't even begin. I'm spitting nail watching these marches Americans should be, but they have see those people haven't been rehearsed. We haven't been tutored yet by the free, lawyers and all the apologised groups. But by the time, they get to the US border, Donna, they will be all take him in into separate rooms and tell them, you know, what to say. Right. Yeah. That'd be parodying the proper lines. And this is why this is. But again, it's that's why I'm calling it out because if people were truly fleeing persecution like you said, and like I've said many times they will go to the first country of safety and they've passed their they're passing through Mexico. They can claim a Silom there. They could also go south, right? They could go to believe acres. Yes. Anyplace Venezuelans going to Columbia, right? Do you ever want? You wouldn't like, you know, the Roubaix excellent place. Everyone a lot of people. Go to vacation. There did anybody stopped ask themselves away aren't the Venezuelan storming the beaches of Aruba, you know, why? Because the country of the Netherlands would not put up with it. The kingdom. Exactly, right. Exactly. Keep putting up on my Facebook page. Why are they not going shows why because they get free crap? That's why Donna. The ObamaCare housing and our vets are suffering. Just they are four people or sufferings. They are American citizens. Yes, I'm dealing. I'm helping some people in Venice California right now with the homeless situation right there. Excellent sorry to cut you off. But I am way past my break. But I wanted to you always a good caller. So we've got some length. Thank you, Donna to stay safe there. But by okay. All right. We're going to be back with.
"people republic" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"After we married. We had our twin boys were born. Now, get this the tenth months the tenth day October tenth at ten minutes after ten a lot of tense in our family. And of course, mom and dad met and fell in love at CF are be ten ten. So there you go. Coming up in our is one and to Lieutenant Colonel Robert mcginnis, or as we say up here in Connecticut. Stan left tenants, Colonel Robert mcginnis retired. He says America is locked in a new kind of dual Cold War with the Russians and the Chinese the Russian federation under a populist. Authoritarian leader seriously threatens the west through cyberspace and military. Thanks to that country's heavy investment in sophisticated mass killing weapons, the People's Republic of China is a great power with global ambitions led by a new kind of communist leader focused on rapidly, growing, his nation, economically and militarily and together China and Russia collaborate to dominate our future. And that pseudo alliance could well become the catalyst that leads to the prophetic and times Lieutenant Colonel Robert mcginnis author of ally. Silence of evil is here for hours one and two hours three and four. Let's see what shall we? Do. I thought maybe we could exchange some veal recipes because there's absolutely nothing going on right? I actually remember slow new date Newsday's back in the nineties when we would sit around and say, wow, there's nothing going on. Well, that certainly isn't the case these stays when was the last time we had a slow news day open lines in the last half hour of this audio transmission, of course, there's the murder of Saudi journalists kashogi there are migrants on the March from Honduras, there is the midterm elections. And on the horizon, we could talk about all that stuff. But but let me just throw this log on the fire. And I think it's the single most important question out there. Even more important than who wins the house who wins the Senate which party will get to stack the various courts with judges of their choosing. Yes. More important than all of those things. And that is in many ways, it's the only question that matters. What happens after we die? I'd love to hear from people who have experienced a near death experience or have had an after death encounter an encounter with heaven. Hell angels or yes. Even demons and given what Lieutenant Colonel Bob mcginnis is about to reveal it might be a good time to start contemplating our mortality and discuss what lies beyond the great veil. Welcome to the audio imaginarium come on in weary traveller, hang your cloak on a pay grab stool and come gather round the fire. There are stories to be told and you are among France. I'm Richard Serra sitting in for George Noory. This is coast to coast AM. Why don't you stay awhile?.
"people republic" Discussed on KNST AM 790
"Meeting my wife, the mighty Aphrodite here at ten ten after we married. We had our twin boys who were born. Now, get this the tenth month the tenth day October tenth at ten minutes after ten a lot of tens in our family. And of course, mom and dad met and fell in love at CF are be ten ten. So there you go. Coming up in our is one and to Lieutenant Colonel Robert mcginnis, or as we say up here in Connecticut. Stan left Tenet, Colonel Robert mcginnis retired. He says America is locked in a new kind of dual Cold War with the Russians and the Chinese the Russian federation under a populist off. Authoritarian leader seriously threatens the west through cyberspace and military. Thanks to that country's heavy investment in sophisticated mass killing weapons, the People's Republic of China is a great power with global ambitions led by a new kind of communist leader focused on rapidly, growing, his nation, economically and militarily and together China and Russia collaborate to dominate our future. And that pseudo alliance could well become the catalyst that leads to the prophetic and times Lieutenant Colonel Robert mcginnis author of ally. Silence of evil is here for hours one and two hours three and four. And let's see what shall we? Do. I thought maybe we could exchange some veal recipes because there's absolutely nothing going on right? I actually remember slow new date Newsday's back in the nineties when we would sit around and say, wow, there's nothing going on. Well, that certainly isn't the case these days. When was the last time, we had a slow news day open lines in the last half hour of this audio transmission, of course, there's the murder of Saudi journalists kashogi there are migrants on the March from Honduras, there is the midterm elections. And on the horizon, we could talk about all that stuff. But but let me just throw this log on the fire. And I think it's the single most important question out there even more important than who wins the house who wins the Senate which party will get to stack the various courts with judges of their choosing. Yes. More important than all of those things. And that is in many ways, it's the only question that matters. What happens after we die? I'd love to hear from people who have experienced a near death experience or have had an after death encounter an encounter with heaven. Hell angels or yes. Even demons and given what Lieutenant Colonel Bob Maginnis is about to reveal. It might be a good time to start contemplating our mortality and discuss what lies beyond the great veil. Welcome to the audio imaginarium come on in weary traveler, hang your clothes on a pay. Grab a stool and come gather round the fire. There are stories to be told and you are among France. I'm Richard Serra sitting in for George Noory. This is coast to coast AM. Why don't you stay awhile?.
"people republic" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Tenth at ten minutes after ten a lotta tense her family, and of course, mom and dad met and fell in love at CF be ten ten. So there you go coming up in our is one and to Lieutenant Colonel Robert mcginnis or as w-. We say up here in Connecticut. Stan left tenants, Colonel Robert mcginnis retired. He says America is locked in a new kind of dual Cold War with the Russians and the Chinese the Russian federation under a populist. Authoritarian leader seriously threatens the west through cyberspace and military. Thanks to that country's heavy investment in sophisticated mass killing weapons. The People's Republic of China is a great power with global ambitions led by a new kind of communist leader focused on rapidly growing, his nation, economically and militarily and together China and Russia collaborate to dominate our future. And that pseudo alliance could well become the catalyst that leads to the prophetic and times Lieutenant Colonel Robert mcginnis, author of alliance of evil is here for hours one and two hours three and four. And let's see what shall we do. I thought maybe we could exchange some veal recipes because there's absolutely nothing going on. Right. I actually remember slow new date Newsday's back in the nineties when we would sit around and say, wow, there's nothing going on. Well, that certainly isn't the case he stays. When was the last time we had a slow news day? Open lines in the last half hour. This audio transmission, of course, there's the murder of Saudi journalists kashogi there are migrants on the March from Honduras, there is the midterm elections. And on the horizon, we could talk about all that stuff. But but let me just throw this log on the fire. And I think it's the single most important question out there even more important than who wins the house who wins the Senate which party will get to stack the various courts with judges of their juicing. Yes. More important than all of those things. And that is in many ways, it's the only question that matters. What happens after we die? I'd love to hear from people who have experienced a near death experience or have had an after death encounter an encounter with heaven. Hell angels or yes. Even demons and given what tended Colonel Bob mcginnis is about to reveal it might be good time to start contemplating our mortality and discuss what lies beyond the great veil. Welcome to the audio imagine area, come on in weary traveler, hang your cloak on a pay grab a stool and come gather round the fire. There are stories to be told in you are among France. I'm Richard Sarah sitting in for George Noory. This is coast to coast AM. Why don't you stay awhile?.
"people republic" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Your parents well appointed rec room. You're locked that. Greasy spoon. Just off the interstate and your cabin in the woods. Welcome to coast to coast AM. I'm Richard Serra sitting in for the intrepid George Noory and tonight this morning. We're coming to you live from coast, Toronto Canada affiliate in-depth radio news, ten ten ten ten. This radio station is what we call a heritage station. It's been on the air for about. Oh, I guess eighty years. In fact, it was my very first job in talk radio here at ten ten. We used to call it CF RV. I started working back here in the early nineties, and I ended up meeting my wife, the mighty Aphrodite here at ten ten after we married. We had our twin boys who were born. Now, get this the tenth month the tenth day October tenth at ten minutes after ten a lot of tense in her family. And of course, mom and dad met and fell in love at CF be ten ten. So there you go. Coming up in our is one and to Lieutenant Colonel Robert mcginnis, or as we say up here in Connecticut. Stan left tenants, Colonel Robert mcginnis retired. He says America is locked in a new kind of dual Cold War with the Russians and the Chinese the Russian federation under a populist off. Authoritarian leader seriously threatens the west through cyberspace and military. Thanks to that country's heavy investment in sophisticated mass killing weapons, the People's Republic of China is a great power with global ambitions led by a new kind of communist leader focusing a rapidly growing, his nation, economically and militarily and together China and Russia collaborate to dominate our future. And that pseudo alliance could well become the catalyst that leads to the prophetic and times Lieutenant Colonel Robert mcginnis author of ally. Silence of evil is here for hours one and two hours three and four. And let's see what shall we? Do. I thought maybe we could exchange some veal recipes because there's absolutely nothing going on right? I actually remember slow new date Newsday's back in the nineties when we would sit around and say, wow, there's nothing going on. Well, that certainly isn't the case he stays. When was the last time, we had a slow news day open lines in the last half hour of this audio transmission, of course, there's the murder of Saudi journalists kashogi there are migrants on the March from Honduras, there is the midterm elections. And on the horizon, we could talk about all that stuff. But but let me just throw this log on the fire. And I think it's the single most important question out there. Even more important than who wins the house who wins the Senate which party will get to stack the various courts with judges of their choosing. Yes. More important than all of those things. And that is in many ways, it's the only question that matters. What happens after we die? I'd love to hear from people who have experienced a near death experience or have had an after death encounter an encounter with heaven. Hell angels or yes. Even demons and given what tended Colonel Bob mcginnis is about to reveal. It might be a good time to start contemplating our mortality and discuss what lies beyond the great veil. Welcome to the audio imaginarium come on in weary traveler, hang your cloak on a pay grab a stool and come gather round the fire. There are stories to be told and you are among France. I'm Richard Serra sitting in for George Noory. This is coast to coast AM. Why don't you stay awhile?.
"people republic" Discussed on WRKO AM680
"Course the people's republic of toxic so if you see a surge in the next week or two of guatemalan honduran or el salvadorian illegal immigrants that's the migrant caravan that's that's them so caesar famously said i saw i came i saw i conquered via legals now say we came we saw we crossed the national guard did nothing the border patrol is completely overrun the mexican government aided and abetted them every step of the way up to win including listen to this they gave them red and white school buses so they wouldn't walk in the heat and drove them with a police escort right up to the border with san diego that san diego sector the flags i don't know who gave them the flags on the mexican side on the american side of course that was george soros and since frontier or however you pronounce it basically nations without borders they lowered them up they fed him they clothed them and then they were waving the honduran flag as they were singing the honduran national anthem which to me begs the ultimate question if you love honduras so much go back to honduras and that's the other thing as they're crossing into our country allegedly for asylum quote unquote you're not waving the american flag i mean just for the symbolism of it don't you want to at least pretend like you love america don't you want to at least pretend to say you're grateful to america to our face it's sort of like what michelle wolf did you know everybody's faces at the white house correspondents dinner to our face dom gringo hey gringo we want the welfare the the free housing the food the free healthcare the free education handed all over maybe some jobs that we can get under the table i steal some jobs from some americans and we still wave the honduran flag blank you what this is forgiving my friends is a giant middle finger to president trump to jeff sessions and to the united states of america they are now openly undermining and flouting the rule of law and they are overwhelming our immigration system and america has now been revealed to be a complete paper tiger there is nothing that we are doing to stop them nothing except for a few border patrol guards who are trying to tell them we've reached our cap we've reached our quota you.
"people republic" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"The voice of southern new england wpro and tara granahan one of the teachers are one of the member thought it but it was constructive to make a sign it said a as a likes nickel back i guess back was supposed to really hurt deuce was the hit the mayor right between the ice that's the sign that's a teacher come on weekdays nine till noon after gene velez anti and before matt allen bond wpro i'm john batchelor this is the john batchelor show xi jinping the president for life of the people's republic shine meaning that he's the head of the communist party and that the communist party has no succession plan this is a break in the fifth generation since the revolution of what we were told was the peaceful rise of aarp trade competitor china this is a break so much that i welcomed jed bhavan to think allowed what this means for china for asia for the united states and for the twentyfirst century jet a very good evening to you right in the washington times that xi jinping has now committed himself to the maoist road what does that mean maui is a figure from the 20th century a bloated an bloodyminded dictator she on that road does that mean were headed toward that kind of violence how how will it interpreted self in a world of global trade good evening to you longer eager to you john i think of the world of trade it certainly going to be dealt out in terms of chinese growing dominance growing economic influence everywhere from europe to south america to pakistan we're seeing that right now they're trying to pakistan economic carter they're building billions of dollars worth of railroads and frankly a big naval base in pakistan and quite frankly uh getting to dominate the country's politics they're trying to by the government in greece of course that's kind of a bargain these days but that the risk of being serious there influencing the decisionmaking powers in all of the european union right now so their economic powers being used much more bowl lee and that the most exciting the.
"people republic" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"The americans say that behind this but all they really uh and with the dpp which is it isn't a proindependence politics they realize what that would bring pushing were drennan let's as a proautonomy party which won the presidency and control of the legislature uh eighteen months ago um they needs in a sense they need to feel backing from the united states so you've got these two sides coming together that but for the moment it's probably largely um positiontaking mm of ovag's of a kind without becoming something more serious housing one rock the boat that's what i'm i'm i'm really want to know everything seemed to be working quite nicely you know everybody's happy to go on with these but polite fictions but but the seems to be naira as a little bit of an emblem of the trump errand ironically this hasn't come from mr trump himself but denied that we had these systems which were working for everybody a trade with taiwan as massive around the world 'and between taiwan and china why trying and put some sons into that particular only stole vast leinna whatever well tried of beijing has been pushing the envelope you like recently there's always this competition between taiwan and the mainland full diplomatic recognition and mainland china the people's republic recently won over panama which is quite important new these stakes from taiwan to recognising the people's republic the chinese have been staging aeronaval excellent maneuvers of voyages around taiwanese waters and so on and this is all part i think of the way china has been pushing out into the seas in the oceans off its coast there which we seen in the south china sea we've seen visavis japan now a seeing that a visavis taiwan and that has produced this a reaction.
"people republic" Discussed on Pat Gray Unleashed
"Jon il was almost never pictured with his daughters before his death in 2011 which caused junk 'and to come to power in the dprk the democratic people's republic of korea it's interesting why did the other sons if he's only the third son i wonder how that happened huge fan of michael jordan and obviously a he and dennis rodman have hit it off over the years barely he took the empty seat in class next to he he went to school in what's your lindt india daddy set him why roy when when things are so good in north korea why would you send them to school in switzerland for some reason he did and so kim jong un got into the seat next to portuguese diplomat son and the pair became really good friends said we had a lot of fun together he was a good guy lots of kids liked him i don't know anything about his life today 'nother former classmate said he had a sense of humor and got on well with everyone even those pupils who came from countries who were enemies of north korea politics were a tabouku subject at school we argued about football not politics i'm sure they mean soccer which is not football kim jong un was one of five known children his older brother in younger sister also studied at private swiss schools in the nineties his older halfbrother was famously assassinated with poised at a kuala lumpur.
"people republic" Discussed on KARN 102.9
"The is a republican yeah the people's republic of where the people that are gay as others but to the the this uh this whole thing um is interesting because there's a couple of guys that controlled could we had a a lot of influence on it bird as we mentioned and he's been deceased for seven years two pit byrd rule and then um i i i think we i think we have to go to really more this thing was we know uh the i don't like that i like that way more lives loses okay let's get it done i mean it was that that's it if you think about it it's it's almost like you're listening to like corker you know i know no i can't supported i can't supported what were more remote lost he lost well we all have to make sacrifices are you it can i say something personal about the since i will be paying more idiots like i'll be pay four point eight per centers right where the fourth part him to get a patch it is it because we'd actually mentioned this not knowing what the situation would have been a couple of weeks ago because we didn't know where the final thing was going to be right uh but uh have i not paid enough income taxes i know i have why do i have to pay more why why does anybody have to pay more why are arrogant i the only ones i'm outraged that that have to pay more in order to lessen the burden for future generations and everybody else gets a break why those rotten i demand drought that this i just as there is no gift for the american people forget about you independent bob my situation has nothing to do with being single let's get a bullhorn invited actions let's let's get a bullhorn and shout veto all night veto veto video we hate the tax bills were paid more don't sign it mr president i just sit there they're not as time passed well i'm sure that's gonna have some influence ha how dare how dare well you're gonna laugh when i say this how dare the conservative congress exactly tax conservative talk show hosts more exact under this.
"people republic" Discussed on AM 870 The Answer
"United states and europe with respect to its entry into the global economy and we then had a president name ray tam who is uh from hawaii and he reached out went into china establish some relationships and over the years kayla a program pursuant to which we bring ten to twelve lawyers from the people's republic of china over to the us we spend they spent a week used to be in honolulu now it's in san jose california and they hear from fellows of the academy lawyers members of the academy who come and explain in various aspects of our constitutional system and and and our actual working justice systems than they actually go in live for two weeks with families of the academy um i know tom has my wife and i and our kids have had and when and we've had five young lawyers over a period of time that have come and live with us they become i know tom feels a semi extended members of the gerardy or the matthews family and it's been going on for twenty one told lay we don't associate lawyers with china no we don't i gotta i gotta tell you you a story this a true story this so about fourteen years ago i was assigned one of these young people and he decided he would call himself lincoln that was really his name there but he wandered a you know a nickname an addict right right so he spent the summer with us and and i brought him to international kaddoumi of bans he met a bunch of members of the academy and so forth and then last year can i have talked to him for probably seven or eight years and last year i got a call and it was from lincoln said he was going to be in los angeles he would love to have lunch and you'd like to bring his wife and so forth first it will be wonderful so he did win over there we were at and john morton's hand he pulls out a true story he pulls out of chinese paper and of course i can't read chinese but he said i'll translate it for you and it was.
"people republic" Discussed on WTVN
"That we that we nuked i understand but several thank first thought there are other ways and in principle for example we might be able to pull off a massive shock and awe fiber attack that simply shut that system down but we did other things so that's one thing we could do and it is the case that there is an argument has been for a long time that taiwan can make the same argument worth create north korea's argument is we need nukes because we're facing a hostile us and invader taiwan can say we need new because we're facing literally they are a hostile people's republic of china invader and they did have a nuclear program and president reagan administration talked to the the taiwanese out of ad i think it's highly improbable we would start that uh the it's it's possible of course politically but uh can you imagine the uproar of giving nukes down the other hand japan on its own and can despite that terrible history if you were shema nagasaki it has so much highgrade plutonium because it was so many reactor that it could quite easily create a formidable arsenal of nuclear weapons and i i don't think they'll do that yeah but to sort of thing that we hear about now i don't think that's practical i i think gentleman is correct more cells right that in theory china could could stop it or slow it down his by squeezing the economic spigot but there's no real sign of that other than some fairly if a token sanctions that that there are perhaps going to help us in fourth after the new un resolution the ears is you know the thing i you know i know we control the south's in the russians and the chinese control the door threatened after world war two after japan occupied korea why can't we get along with people want why do we happened to have enemies why would the north be so upset with us and why are we cutting deals with him saying look we're going to bring you food we're going to take care of your people um we need to be friends just like the russians and the chinese are it's a great question yelling theory there's something economic called economics go the coast them and says you can always bargain your way out of a problem in the fact that why can't we bargain away.
"people republic" Discussed on WJR 760
"Us troops left the southern zone didn't largely they didn't leave it entirely leave us others over they turned the southern zone over to south korean control in that you've 48 and think tired of the northern side uh the soviet forces basically left and turned over a control to the newlyestablished democratic people's republic of vietnam lin wood was excuse me democratic people's republic of korea a which would which is the communist north north korea in and what do you think don kirk there in so north korea's nuclear weapons challenge as serious a crisis an american president has faced since the end of the cold war well it could be uh i'm not saying it really is so far to war of words to war rhetoric uh they've testfired a number of missiles they stayed six nuclear tests underground nuclear tests so so for uh there been no y lost as a result of the cia yes we've had that live long so a we've had wars fought in afghanistan and iraq elsewhere in the middle east lebanon with thousands of lives uh in in the middle east so one could say will the crises in the middle east were really more serious than the crisis here but the crisis here could break out is something much more serious uh if but nor graham good on its threats and if president trump makes good on its threat we could have a second korean war what what about the newspaper coverage radio and tv and the people on the streets there were you are in seoul how are doubly opening eddington yup getting to that uh you don't send a lot of panic here i just a second ago i was in.
"people republic" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"Six thirty at ninety nine seven p aw it needed gregory these last weeks to analyse these strange series of aggression and provocations by the people's republic of china now directed by xi jinping who's looking to the 19th party congress meeting some time this fall without a successor the reason we're paying attention is because there scattershot here about aggression by china for example within these last weeks china has put warships into the kyushu channel that's that's essentially off of alkhan okinawa provoking japan the prc is also had two highperformance aircraft buzz in ep3 surveillance aircraft us navy over the east china sea the prc most especially has pushed what looks to be combat units claiming their work crew onto the dole klomp plateau this is boots tan this is along the indian bhutto can border and it's a flashpoint has been these last seventy years but here it is again suddenly coincident or not with these incidents in the east china sea i also mention in passing that the nobel prize winner liu died a sadistically at the hands of the chinese from cancer and his wife has now disappeared according to friends all of these moves are opd unless gregory a very good evening to you i see that the north koreans have fired another missile into the sea of japan that is a.