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Party down: Vietnams Communist leaders meet
"Once every five years with much pomp and pageantry the bombs communist leadership convenes in a national party congress thirteenth. One again in the capital hanoi. This week the expectation is that there will be a raft of stamp policies and new party leaders john despite the country's relatively low kobe numbers and positive economic performance. The party's position outside. The national conference center is weaker than it seems at the national party congress. They discuss issues confronting vietnam. They set policy and they elect the central committee. Politburo and the four top jobs. Charlie mccann is our southeast asia correspondent among them the most powerful job in the country. That is the party. Secretary-general and what's the overall tone at the congress. This time around pretty self. Congratulatory parties had a good year. They've handled the pandemic pretty well. Had just over fifteen hundred cases and fewer than fifty deaths and the economy actually grew by three percent but there's still a lot of disquiet and the party and indeed in the public disquiet in the party in the form of some kind of opposition. There's no organized opposition. Nobody's going to supplant the communist party anytime soon and ever since the nineteen eighties. When the country embarked on the transition from a century planned economy to market one the party has state its legitimacy on rising incomes on his ability to increase prosperity. And it's done that over. Four decades vietnam has transformed from one of the poorest countries in the world to middle income manufacturing powerhouse. But if you look beyond. Those headline figures are causes for concern. The economy has been growing at about seven percent. The last several years and the economy needs to reach that level of growth to keep the labor market. It's not clear that it can do so however at the same time as you have this depressed. Economic growth inequality is rising and social mobility is declining. okay that's about formal opposition parties but you mentioned disquiet among the public as well. What's happening. They're vietnamese can't express their discontent through politics. Because opposition parties are banned but informal criticism is growing. There are a lot of vietnamese. Social media users about sixty five million out of a total population of one hundred million according to our social british firm as level of education has improved in the country and more and more people have access to the internet. they've been exposed to values that are antithetical to the communist paradise that the regime is trying to build these values like democracy and human rights and they can express views on social media and so it's that disquiet than in the public that's causing the disquiet in the party. I mean how is the house. The party dealt with that space for criticism harshly. They have cracked down over the past five years. They've arrested two hundred eighty people for quote anti-state activities up from sixty eight in the previous five year period instructed the serum press to scrub phrases like civil society and human rights from their pages and in the months leading up to the national congress. This crackdown has intensified earlier. This month day sentenced three freelance journalists famous for criticizing the government to between eleven and fifteen years in prison. It's a lot easier to shoot off an angry tweet or facebook post than it is to organize in vietnam where protest is technically illegal but actually there have been a lot of protests in real life over the last several years so in two thousand eighteen for instance tens of thousands of vietnamese took to the streets. Because they're angry about a proposed law that they were worried would allow chinese companies to lease special economic zones for a ninety nine years as a lot of anti chinese sentiment in vietnam. Because there's a lot of concern that chinese infringing on their offering sovereignty and the protests so violent angry there were clashes between the police and protesters. The government eventually abandoned this law so a good pandemic response and the economic growth. That comes with that somewhat offset by this discontent. What else is on party leaders minds. Ironically trade is going to be a worry as well and i say -ironically because trade is a is a massive driver of economic growth. It is through trade. That vietnam has been able to transform itself into manufacturing powerhouse and yet at the same time it gives its export markets leverage over the government. So for instance in order to get the eu to agree to free trade deal last year. Vietnam had to agree to abolish forced labor and allow the creation of independent labor unions which was a massive concession but surely concerns such as that aren't limited to the you know means the party officials have to think very carefully about their relations with both china its biggest trade partner and the us biggest export market. The trump administration came down really hard on vietnam labeled it. A currency manipulator late last year and trump has described vietnam quote. Almost a single worst abuser of everybody for that reason. So the party will be very keen to rebuild the relationship with the biden administration. But at the same time i can't be seen to cozy up too closely to the us for fear of offending china. With whom it has an incredibly important relationship you know. Shares ideology shares along land border and they have an important trade relationship you know. China is largest source of materials and equipment for vietnam manufacturing industry so that it's a tricky balancing act required of party officials to get that relationship right so whoever emerges from the congress secretary general. There won't be much time for celebrating. He's gonna have a lengthy to do list.
RCEP: What's the Deal?
"Who has spent much time around. Soldiers will be aware that for the purposes of saving time and door baffling civilians. They communicate to a large extent in three letter acronyms. So an armored fighting vehicle is an a an improvised. Explosive device is an and a three letter. Acronym is itself a t. l. a. There are many more some formal some colloquial some veils for cheerful obscenity if journalists employed a similar vernacular one such t. La would certainly be bb. I to denote a story which is boring but important which brings us. And we think we've just about stuck the landing here to a four letter acronym asset and that seems to be the consensus on pronunciation which is going to catch up a few news. Readers or it could be are kept or chip or recap whichever way you say it. The letters stand for regional comprehensive economic partnership. Stop come back at cetera. Sip is a trade deal all seriously this will only take a few minutes also is a mighty big trade deal indeed arguably the biggest ever don. It includes japan. South korea new zealand and the ten members of asean from tiny brunei to immense indonesia at which the unwieldy asset name does make a certain amount of sense comprehensive regional asian partnership being an obvious non runner. This will seem hilarious in about ten seconds. You'll get that. There is a lot going on with all set as is to be expected from any agreement which fifteen countries many of whom don't get terrifically will have been nearly a decade negotiating but it will be significant given that the signatories of set between them account for nearly a third of global gdp. Some oftens have already estimated. That are sept. Could add two hundred billion dollars to the global economy this decade which given how much of this decade is likely to be spent catching up from this year is no small change. The economic headlines are approximately as follows. Many tariffs on imports. Among member states will be eliminated. Some immediately of his more gradually they will be new unified rules of origin which might encourage companies in asset nations to build more of their supply chains with each other and hopefully do lots of what all free trade agreements is supposed to increase production and opportunity reduced prices on bureaucracy and contribute to a climate of cooperation as opposed to competition which is where our sep looks almost as significant diplomatically. As it does economically it is the first time that china has signed up to a multilateral. Free trade deal. China's premier li ka chiang himself an economist by trade has indeed hailed it as a great victory for multi-lateralism and free trade. Fine talk it may be muttered for the second ranked member of the politburo standing committee of the central political bureau of the communist party of china. And it's at least worth wondering. Is this really where china sees the real value of asset because just as notable is who is in our set is who isn't specifically india and the united states india pulled of the talks last year for fear that eliminating tariffs would threaten indian manufacturers and producers however as the leaders have stressed that the door remains open the us flounced from a different asia pacific trade arrangement in two thousand seventeen. I'm going to issue our notification of intent to withdraw from the trans-pacific partnership a potential disaster for our country. The trans-pacific partnership was one of the first victims of a donald trump tantrum. So there is little doubt about which of assets members will be the dominant partner but it does appear to have been the middle powers of that drove the deal possibly recognizing that it would be preferable for all of them to have china japan and south korea coming to terms rather than blows an optimist a class of pundit who is having a testing kind of you might suggest that this also indicates that china recognizes that submitting to rules-based trade is the next step in its journey to modernity and that it cannot prosper in the long term purely by bullying and menacing a pessimist. Might that this is exactly what china proposes to use this new block for that asset is a means for to keep its friends close and its enemies closer and whether or not that quote is correctly attributable to sun. Suu or michael corleone. The point stands
North Korea Reports 1st Suspected Case Of Coronavirus
"North Korea has locked down the town of guessing near the South Korean border over fears a defector who returned to the north last week was infected with the Corona virus. The leader Kim Jong UN, has declared an emergency. Will Leonardo reports. The case, if confirmed, would be the first official covert 19 infection in the secretive state. North Korea's leader Kim Jong UN convened an emergency meeting of the Politburo, saying the situation was critical. State media said the defector had left for the south three years ago and it returned across the heavily fortified border to the town of guest song last week. Soul is investigating the incident, saying there was a strong possibility a crossing could have been made. North Korea had sealed itself off from the outside world and had previously stressed it was virus free, or their analysts cast doubt on this claim
China Abandons Growth Target for Year as Coronavirus Disrupts Economy
"Knees on the economy the premier addressing the opening of the national people's Congress declared the government had cheated decisive victory against the crime virus outbreak in the country had shown great resilience but a break with tradition try to abandon setting an annual growth target for twenty twenty recognizing the difficulties in restarting its economy amid a pandemic premier league can claim who is the second ranked in the Communist Party hierarchy behind G. made his speech nearly three thousand Congress delegates wore masks as they said neat rows in the on a great hall of the people in place how blunt the impact of the slowdown with what with goals to limit inflation and unemployment is at channel face challenges like never before however we have unique political and institutional strength is strong economic foundation enormous market potential and hundreds of millions of intelligent and hardworking people horizons for trident China's developments are full of promise the Congress outlined the party's plans disclosed in a surprise move Thursday night for new laws in Hong Kong to prevent and punish the session so version in foreign infiltration and his blame for fuelling unrest in the city the legislation would also allow the maintenance of your security agencies to set up their operations publicly in Hong Kong for the first time so now the Chinese politburo will be running Hong Kong security which means basically they're now going to imprison or kill anybody who opposes China's role in
Signs From North Korea Only Raise More Questions About Absent Kim Jong Un
"Enormous speculation as to the well-being otherwise if the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. He's not been seen in public for over a fortnight missing key public events. Initially reports carried by daily N Que a media outlet run largely by North Korean. Defectors said that he might be dead or critically. Ill later reporting that. He'd undergone treatment for cardiovascular complications other stories circulating in the media said a heart operation had been botched by nervous surgeon with shaking hands. Now we know Kim is morbidly obese. He's reportedly a heavy smoker and drinker may be diabetic and suffers from hypertension. Both his father and his grandfather died from cardio related ailments. North Korea has been utterly silent on the subject but if he is dead will destabilize the state and who would take over John? Everard is the former British government. Signed Busta to Pyongyang. He's on the line. John Lovely to speak to you again. Is He alive or dead? I'm pretty sure he's alive. Not least because two days ago he sent a congratulatory message to President Ramaphosa of South Africa. Now I suppose it's possible that these messages are being sent out on his behalf but even though he's passed away but I don't think so that's simply not the way the North Koreans do things. But he certainly not around. The last confirmed sighting of Kim. Jong UN was on eleven April at which point he looked. Fine I mean he was hosting a his chairing a politburo meeting and he didn't look any worse than he normally does. But then the big shock. He failed to appear on Fifteenth April. The birthday of his grandfather and founding Kimmel soon every year. There's a big ceremony where the royal family all troop off to Kimmel. Psalms mausoleum to pay their respects not to do so is simply unthinkable surprised foreign observers and north. Korean draws must have dropped I mean the last time he disappeared for review for a substantial time if he had six weeks later walking with a cane apparently due to surgery on his ankle. Do you think we should assume that? This is health related He's not just having a luxury lockdown somewhere. I don't think we kind of humorous health related as you sit in your introduction there have been reports that He underwent heart surgery. That didn't go well. But the sourcing of those reports is really very wobbly. Indeed and it's quite possible that there simply wrong all do. Nathanson is that he hasn't been seen he failed to appear. added grandfather's birthday. But he's still messages. Is He. Sick it is. It's possible but if if so why then didn't he send a flower basket to his grandfather was in? Which is what you always do in North Korea in these circumstances also if he is sick what has happened to his younger sister. Kim Yo John. She didn't show up either. In fact she to US disappeared. So what a body victim has taken them both out. I think it's possible that the problem is not medical but political. Iggy means some kind of fracture within the regime. Yes that somebody has decided that it's time for a not exactly a soft coup but four. Kim's on to be removed from the immediate levers of power so he keeps his titles in the official reports of the messages that he has been sending out to vice presidents he's given orders full titles we continues to rain but we don't know whether he continues to rule and of course the South Koreans are saying they think he's in one sandwiches a port and seaside resort on the east of North Korea. What's he doing there? Wouldn't make sense if it's a medical problem because spills somewhere it would make sense if he's been arrested or is just in lockdown like the rest of the world why though e- during the worst of the pandemic he continued his normal activities and was photographed chiefly hugging people. Not a social distancing there now The pandemic and China is receding North Korea is claiming no cases. Why would you want to go into self-isolation matter? It doesn't make sense so John I mean I was going to ask you about who the possible people to take over from him. Off is being the obvious contender but this is. This is astonishing news that perhaps a soft coup has happened. What would that mean for the country? We don't know a lot of because if it has happened and we're we're we're we're we don't know this we're all guessing we don't know who has let it. It might be hard line as what it might be liberals They're all factions of in both directions at the royal court and of course a North Korean aunt saying anything at all I could easily produce a a list of possible. North Korean candidates who might be leading government for you but frankly it wouldn't be worth much so I mean we had. Obviously we thought that this the ruling would stay within the family. It is after all the world's only communist monarchy rarely could go to someone outside the family and if that is the case one name that seems to being bandied about is Tahoe's a North Korean defector. He's part of the the government in South Korea. He does seem to be readying himself for the challenge. I think if they were a unification of the two careers. Tim Ho Foolish not though. He's a buddy of mine so I'm biased. But he would probably play a significant role in this. I'm not sure that he would be offered or would see a leadership role.
Interview With Rabbi Daniel Lapin About The Coronavirus Situation
"All right let me go to rabbi Daniel Lapin because I I have a religious question for the rabbi and it revolves around jubilee and I was thinking how do we get out of this mess without just scrapping the entire worlds to adapt to that no one could ever pay is we're already there rabbi welcome to the program our area hi Glen good to be with you again and before we've even going a little further let me just to congratulate you and thank you for being the only one to deeply and honestly probe Ted Ross Adams links with the Chinese to address Saddam of course being the first ever non doctor head of the World Health Organization yeah and and covered some of the things you have yeah we we we just it's a main story now on the blaze dot com or you can you can watch this from the blaze yesterday I did a bit of a monologue on it this guy is was you know part of the politburo he is deeply in bed with China part of the the the the the political party the communist political party that he was a part of it will it was deemed a terrorist organization and he's the head of the WHL I mean it's insane insane it really is and and is distortion of the early weeks of the corona virus just prove whose pocket he's in bed it is happening because the Chinese have successfully colonized Africa to a fall great and also to the phone and to to a far more extractive way than the British and the Germans of the Belgians ever did in the nineteenth century yeah exactly right exactly right so rabbi Lapin I have a question on jubilee because we are racking up the debt the world is the rich you're going to get richer on this the banks are going to get their money everybody's making money except the actual people and it and there's no way to pay any of this back it's making all of the people into slaves all around the world and I remembered there was some sort of a system in in Jewish law that like loans had to be repaid by seven years or something like that and then every twenty five years or fifty years there was something called the jubilee world debt was wiped out and might even close on that yes no you you're definitely close and you and I spoke about this years and years ago and and you're exactly right there is it is a fifty program bad it's not quite the socialistic dream that some of our left leaning friends might my dream off because they will ways to make certain that business loans were exempt from this pay back and the reason was because business would have just slowed to a standstill for the last few years of the jubilee cycle because who's going to extend credit to and will close wiped out so A. as a sort of band aid to to irresponsible behavior in the proceeding is didn't didn't quite work that way and and also it it it didn't extend to the return of mortgaged land that is being developed how many undeveloped and so there again as it goes back really to to the big idea which which really were exposed to the very first time in the fourth chapter of genesis where god punished Cain for murder and and because the punishment is supposed to fit the crime in in guard system of justice and unity spectacle what was the punishment to train and the punishment was interestingly enough to fold most people only remember part of it people familiar and remember the best way god says well you have to be a wonder you never gonna be able to stay in the one place in any waiting periods of time but the second part of it was that you'll never be able to grow anything because whatever you trying point will not yield its strength to you so now it gets kind of interesting because what's Kane is being told is Hey you there are only two uses of lands the good lord made a certain amount of land and this two uses human beings can put it to agriculture and development we can grow things will build things mining falls on the ground so those are really the only things you can do now if the land is not going to yield to you then you compliment anything and if the land is is he is not going to be available to because you have to keep moving well you can't really build a skyscraper if you Constantinian one place long enough so somehow or another god is saying to cane use sort of that the secret to wealth acquisition was getting rid of the competition in a useful to begin to get rid of able and now you're gonna be able to have everything and guess what your land is worthless without other people it doesn't mean anything land the land in unpopulated areas of Somalia and Ethiopia for that matter is cheap really really cheap but there's a good reason it's cheap the location he wants to be there Landon very populated Hong Kong Switzerland is very expensive that's where people want to be and so one has to be very cautious when tampering with this divine system of human economic interaction and obliteration of debt is is a huge huge problem because of the blow that it strikes to the system of confidence on which all economic and and financial interaction depends so I you know wouldn't when you say it it can never be repaid well unfortunately there are many people in government or think it can because and that this is a professor at the state university of New York who was not adviser to the to the Sanders campaign who said this there's nothing the government can do it just prints more money no problem yeah you know right right literal failure to understand that that's just another way of stealing our money ever the citizens money and so this is this is unquestionably a huge problem but you know look England came out of World War two huge debts Germany came out of World War one and two with huge debts eventually impact the lost installment of one of these that's was paid I think as recently as the nineties so you does he eat it if we don't get paid that can get paid it'll just take a long time and and if it's not done very wisely and you can precipitate another crisis Texas is that system that is the situation at the vin diesel is that Yukon's destroy the system economic development and the big picture that AB it's been extraordinary to watch is that the default position is people will happily exchange freedom for security and so big organizations get big and I think we're all very concerned about the alacrity with which authorities have seized extraordinary power certainly questionable whether it's constitutional it's certainly not American tradition you know that something which is admittedly there's this there's there's a disease that's a problem it's kind of the salt yeah there was aids was the problem they found solutions he borrows a problem there's a vaccine flu is a big problem there's a vaccine you know I don't know when or what or how but it's going to be solved and the the problem here is is that we are we're not just training our liberty for security but we are we're actually flipping the sense of rights on its head you don't have a right to be safe from all things that that that that that's not even possible right in the Sony's acts and not a right right and so the government is is taking are enshrined rights and taking those away to prop up a right that doesn't and cannot exist and you you're probably on top of this as well but as is obsessive James Dwyer at William and Mary college I mean Michael one of the very old school in America who just recently wrote that the the rights that parents have with respect to the children all grounded by government and that's all it is pretty extraordinary so you know you thought you have a special relationship with your children know that depends on whether the government wishes were you retain that right with respect your children so the the fearsome and terrifying alacrity which with which people seem to accept this extension of in many cases all the tree application of governmental power such as the woman in the pocket and me my goodness the the speed with which you know the cop on the beat used to be your friends he was the one your kids could turn to if they will last and now what are you becoming a terrifying instrument of of applying state power it's easy it's it's frighteningly quick and
"politburo" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
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Coronavirus: China admits 'shortcomings and deficiencies'
"China's top leadership body the politburo standing committee has admitted that the new corona virus epidemic has exposed the government short comings and deficiencies China's state news agency quoted president xi Jinping telling the committee that more must be done to ban illegal wildlife markets where the virus is believed to have originated and to improve the public health system a spokesman for the WHL tadi Quezada **** said they don't know how long it will take to contain the virus it is very difficult to to make such a predictions especially when you are dealing with a new virus would still some unknowns but the time is up to get that to work together with the scientific world to gets to understand of ours to get a treatment and vaccines and to help us health systems around the world be on
Hong Konghong Kong And Beijing discussed on BBC World Service
"Create havoc in Hong Kong Chinese state media said, after mass protests in the territory on Sunday, hundreds of thousands of people rallied against a proposal critics could let China target political opponents in Hong Kong clashes later erupted between hundreds of demonstrators and police. The government said plans will go ahead for the second reading of the extradition Bill on Wednesday. Now, the organizers claiming that a million people took part in the March. Police put the figure at about a quarter of a million. If the estimate of one million is correct. It would make it the largest demo in Hong Kong since the territory was handed over to China by the British in nineteen. Ninety-seven Agnes Chow was one of those marching. She told the BBC that the rally mopped turning point for activism in Hong Kong. Many people were very angry and, and they came out because they want to protect our home. I could say that we are actually creating a historic moments, I believe that. Which this protest, but somehow changed some of the political atmosphere of Hong Kong. These protests are now Hong Kong's leader, carry lamb says she was behind the Bill. Not beijing. Is that true? A question for professor willy Lam expert on Chinese politics, the center for Chinese studies at the Chinese university of Hong Kong. Well, definitely it is an order coming from Beijing, and with short this, because the politburo standing committee, which is the highest ruling council in China came out, Saudi to support this tradition Bill and plus other more junior ministers also came out the Representative office from Beijing. Hong Kong has also been tied. The calling up pro establishment pro Beijing, members of the legislature asking them to guess, to this extradition bills that this is an initiative coming from. Beijing is just that Harry them is seen as very much a student shot Beijing. So she will do whatever Beijing, ask for to do people are oversleep, pretty concerned, as you can see from the protests. But what about specifically what really bothers them? Well, this time it's different because we have seen protesters up to one median guarding the Nice's coming from disparate sectors of society, including the traditional pro establishment business community while this speakers Hong Kong businessman, have a long tradition of doing business with counterparts in China and very often bribery and other less usually accepted ways of doing business has happy news in the past two decades. So this people are traded. They might be held hostage by what they have done it before, which was questioned the practice the use of advantage and bribes and so far for one day they might be held account and be sent back to China. So that is a confluence of interest and support gains. They saw coming from different sectors of society. You think that nevertheless, despite the protests, the law will be pushed through? What happened early letter? Remember that changed presidency paint kindle power less than seven years ago. He has been. Squeezing Hong Kong, one, country principle has been trumping, two systems, Hong Kong's hydrographer on me has been squeezed, and moreover presidency in paying ultra nationalist, and he pretty much lumps together policy towards Hong Kong and those tours Taiwan province in John this time. He is intimidating the public in Taiwan. That Beijing is tough to us. Reunification policy towards Taiwan toll soul to be seen us having succumbed to, to public opinion in Hong Kong would set, the example for Taiwan. So there's no question that Beijing would go ahead with this, and within Hong Kong, seventy Memela GIS HR. The Carolina administration has a solid majority. So they're no difficulty ramming through the legislation despite overwhelming opposition from the great majority of Hong Kong people. These are professor William from the Chinese university
Xi reappointed as China's president with no term limits
"China's national people's congress is in session this week the big headline is the removal of term limits for president xi jinping but what about the lack of women just a quarter of the nearly three thousand delegates to the congress or women there are almost no women in china's communist party leadership just one woman in the twenty five member politburo joining us now is yoon son co director of the east asia program and director of the china program at the simpson center thanks for joining us thank you for having me and does that surprise you that there are so few women in leadership positions in china it's not surprising because historically this has being the same same there is a pattern of a low level of representation by females in the chinese politics and especially on the senior politics in terms of the senior leadership yearly we lucky if we see two women on the highest level of for example pulley barrel and a two of twenty five members was a highest levels that we have ever got so now we end up with one female member at the bureau level and this kind of normal for chinese politics and why is that why is that normal there are many factors in play here so first of all we know that china in the orientales asian culture there is a cultural barrier to senior political rosebowl women because the traditional definition of women's role in society is a caregiver to female representation in chinese politics is still regarded as for attack horatio purpose so they will act you have females as a national people's congress at politico to show the world that well women are important on the we are having female representation in our in our political system but the ones they fulfilled that decoration purpose they stop looking beyond this one woman or two women and tried to promote more women to join to participate.
"politburo" Discussed on PRI's The World
"From new york what is getting rid of the twoterm limit actually mean for the communist party well i think these norms that were put in place during deng xiaoping's time the age limits for one thing the idea that you couldn't stay on politburo standing committee if you over the age of sixty eight also the idea that you don't go after either sitting or former politburo standing committee members that politics was no longer going to be a blood sport udugov their families you know put him in prison and of course this whole twoterm limit idea of these were all characteristics of the chinese communist party that i think many people i would certainly count myself among them believe that you know whatever you think of the chinese communist party these doors were good for its resilience for its durability the parties deal definitely dictatorial but this met may be that it wasn't as dictatorial that it was maybe authoritarianism light this move though appears to be you know tearing up the norms and i think will diminish the view of the communist party in a lot of the rest of the world then among many chinese people there's no question that we've seen this steady cumulation of titles of honorifics seating ping thought that's an abbreviation for a really clunky name for the whole thing a has actually been enshrined as part of the party constitution so this is just the latest accolade that he's accrued to himself here and yes i think it's is everyone sees a real consolidation of power that we simply hadn't seen since maostyle what do you think it means 04 she's policies and china there's a school of thought that says what she is trying to do right now is secures position so that he can enact reforms that will take a longer time that's pretty optimistic gloss in one that i would hope to see true but i don't think that's really the case i think that there are people who would say that this is evidence that he has really successfully consolidated power that he's very secure and stable in power again i don't really see it that way uh it's hard for me not to see that usually when a leader.
"politburo" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Top party official in the city of shanghai as part of a reshuffle following last week's party congress he replaces hanjoo he was promoted to the politburo standing committee the most powerful body within the communist party over the coming weeks a series of other reshuffles will take place the spanish authorities the pressing ahead with the assumption of powers from the nowsacked government of catalonia but madrid did offer a small olive branch to barcelona nah saying it would welcome the party's a patient if the former catalan leader connie's pugima in new elections that it says must take place in the region in december mr pugima had earlier made a defiant call for democratic resistance the party of iceland's incumbent prime minister orb yanni benedict syndictes that to remain the country's biggest stopped dress snap general election despite his links to a scandal that toppled his government is centreright independence party has taken an early lead though it share of the vote his down the leader of the left green party said she was prepared to work with all parties these voters said they hoped the results would bring changes earth licht the seemingly emphasis for system also i would like to do through the for corruption and political for me it's the it's on your constitution for us slumped on some chances in the health care system thought harp's for everybody the authorities in honduras seven people are now known to have died as a result of flooding and landslides caused by a tropical storm that hit central america earlier this week the honduran emergency services say more than seven thousand households have been affected by storm selma as it weakened into a tropical depression bringing torrential rain thirteen rivers have burst their banks and the authorities have declared a red emergency warning in much of the country bbc niece hello i'm jackie leonard you're listening to the news room from the bbc world service the democratic republic of congo is rich in natural resources but remains one of the world's poorest and least developed countries because of decades of conflict millions.
"politburo" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS
"Korea whether he's going to the demilitarized zone or or not and if so what is he going to do there is safe for him to go there these are all questions that have come up and the other thing is north korea claim that they are going to tasked abomb uh and they're going to it in the pacific and the united states now want them to do that for a lot of reasons one is because of course environmentally it's bad but too we don't want to give them any chance at all to test anything it could be destructive yeah wild absolutely so um is the weekend i'm sure you're gonna be watching the world series right why well you know what i am going to be doing although cleveland make it into the world theory which area that about uh is that tomorrow evening and i guess it today now for many of your stations is to 72 anniversary of the black list and as you know the blacklist was made of movie people who are not allowed to uh to be any anybody and actually i had a cousin who made a blacklisted film now we've been chosen by the library of congress is one of a hundred a film if that would be preserved famous politburo and he was on the blacklist because he was considered a communist so tomorrow having the seventieth anniversary of the black with that enough you saw the movie trump oh which is all about the act list but love it uh there tomorrow with number seventy though that going on that's huge huge all right allen thanks so much joy that i think it should be marked in i think it's good to talk about what happened trump trumbull that movie really illustrated that for people who were aware of that but i can't imagine anyone listening doesn't know about it thank you for joining us thank you so it you know in talking about this trip that trump's taken we talked about this a little bit with luc farkas he's going to be they're going to japan and going to south korea it's interesting we don't know that north korea's ellen said is the president could it be at the dmz easy going to go there.
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"At the heritage foundation a very good evening to you dean your observation of xi jinping revealing his partners in ruling of bill lien people is there fresh wind here or more of the same good evening to you good evening john good evening gordon um i take that actually has been a fascinating process uh the new people who have come in our grown from a different part of the party uh for example the car person who's been lifted me john who is coming out of the party apparatus itself a dozen human have had much in the way of leadership position after provincial level belva g um who gordon mentoring is only sixty years old he actively young enough two wire through the next party congress and twenty 22 an impact who of the other members are also young enough what this means is that has could employ people who based on precedent won't be asked to step down in 2020 too so no matter who comes to power in twenty two they're going to have a coterie of loyalist do all in the politburo standing committee garden yet dean what's interesting is also the you see people who are been identified with other power factions of power factions in the party and i didn't quite expect that although some people had been saying that that was going to be the case and that's an indication that either cg paying is sort of in the gil long go along mode or that he's not powerful to prevent other power centers from actually putting people on the standing committee we're going to learn the answer to that question and the answer to that question is really going to be i think point us in the direction as to where china's going that's an interesting take but i let me out one additional one it is also possible that he is feeling confident that he can allow other factions to have a little bite of the apple knowing full well that at the end of the day his is going to be the direction that the party is going to take after all his name literally is now enshrined in the chinese communist party constitution alongside mao and deng xiaoping dean were told that china's military and there were military men in the party.
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"China has unveiled a new leadership it's seven strong politburo are the same by the communist party leaders xi jinping six others all men will sit him powell with him for the next five years unusually in a break with custom the lineup includes no potential successor for mr she the ceremony in the great hall of the people was the last act in the scripted spectacle of the party congress i'll trying to educate gracie looks back on a congress which has broken so much new ground seven top communists in dark suits gingerly down the red carpet in the glare of the cameras seeing is believing said segeant paying as he introduced the new men who china the selection process is so a paik that until they appeared noone knew fisher who they'd be it turns out all technocrats in the '60s or late '50s too old to become she's successor so yet again he's broken with rules introduced to avoid factionfights and coups the absence of a leaderinwaiting ready to step into the party chief shoes creates uncertainty over whether xi jinping intends to leave office in five years time but it also ensures that no one can steal his limelight not since chairman mao has the fate of china arrested so heavily on one man a man who says he intends to build a great socialist nation with a firstclass militray and to export his political model of disciplined oneparty rule around the world a winning formula for chinese who share his big power and positions.
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"Significantly has been designated or even hinted at as a clear success atushi who in theory at least is to post supposed rather to step aside in twenty twenty two isabelle is he is he dropping a hint here when these creating a very interesting conundrum because if they if they do follow the retirement was not only of course we have to stand down which actually now he could do because now he's called his thought is now in the constitution capital t with a could become in a president the tiddlywinks association and he would still be the most powerful man in china that way deng xiaoping banned the beach association and china and but for the others adan right now you're looking at a standing committee of the politburo all the food would have to step town in five years that's never happened that's the ridi 'extraordinary situation because to be in line for lead it you need to have five years to serve on the current standing committee and then a 10year martin for your own ten fifteen years none of them has that none of them so you know if we we well we know that he likes the center stage and it's actually very dangerous position to be in to be nominated as his successor to a dictator maize maximize ended up pena dead or imprison say it made me never do you once the job if you look a little further down the 24 members of the politburo you have much more of a she frantic crowd the this standing committee is still relatively mixed you've got you know i mean they're cetinje big supports us if she in it that there were so in error does desi youth league man this kind of they're a former allies of previous an a general secretaries but the they the wider body of the politburo itself is pretty much sunny cheap so it's possible that people could be plucked out of that but it would very very unusual oscar what what should we glean from this do you think are we going to should we just get used to the idea of zhengping for a wild beyond twenty twenty two.
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"And of course when it comes to caterpillar and earnings from other us multinationals like three an awakening dullah mayo said he playing a positive role what we got some big development so later today in china just before noon beijing time that so under four hours from now members of the new standing committee will walk out on that stage in the great hall of the people in order of their rank in party hierarchy now bloomberg's tom mckenzie has been tracking developments there i think you're watching cookie obviously he's going to be joining the politburo standing committee but in some respects the succession plan that we will be talking about is somewhat less important now that we know the president she is going to have influence over the pontoon over the concrete four decade become a many people are reading it but what you are looking for potential name pooping flanked for example the guangdong pomp people who tournoi older chongqing pont people could mean are they all potential successor that they end up on the politburo standing committee then they may well takeover post 2020 through but still the feeling is that president she will in some way continue to have considerable influence and power even off the offduty norman no time when he's meant to be stepping down which in five years time and that is bloomberg's tom mckenzie by the way it was yesterday that the communist party approved a revised charter now this will enshrine president xi jinping's name on dirty its guiding principles julia we'll may mob linda is being told the boj is considering lowering its inflation outlook blamed eggs global economics and policy attache kathleen hayes calls it a stage set for the next be ijape meeting at the end of the month people familiar with as close to the bank of japan are saying they're considering lowlying their forecast for the year ending march 2018 from one point one percent to let we don't know but is knowledge met that they're so far from target they're not going to hit it and of course lowering the inflation at target ray in full since the widespread view that the boj will stick with its massive easing program as the.
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"To katter pillar in earnings from other us multinational flight three and a weakening dollar may also be playing a positive role we've got some big developments say in china later today shortly before noon beijing time that's in about just under five hours from now members of the new standing committee the they are gonna walk out onto the stage of the great hall of the people in order of their rankin party hierarchy now bloomberg's tom mckenzie tells us a well this is what he has to say i think you're watching took the obviously you're going to be joining the politburo standing committee but in some respects the succession plan that we will be talking about is somewhat less important now that we know the president she is going to have influence over the ponting over the country for decades to come as many people are reading it but what you are looking for potential name grouping client for example the guandong pomp people who tournoi older chongqing pond people couldn't meena they often two successive that they end up on the politburo standing committee then they may well takeover post 2020 theory but still the feeling is the president she will in some way continue to have considerable influence and power even after offduty norman time when he's meant to be stepping down with you in five years time now yesterday the big development was that the communist party elevated xi jinping writing his name and his ideas into the china are chinese constitution and she the meantime bloomberg's being told that the boj is considering lowering its inflation outlook bloomberg's global economics and policy editor cap clean hayes concert stagesetter for the next be ajay meeting at the end of the month people familiar with as close to the bank of japan are senior considering lowering their forecast for the.
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"Positions and the politburo and central canadian up for grabs is there any sign that there might be might spacing more women in israel's our would if only i could say yes i can't say yes partly because it owner who's going to be occupying these roles but partly because such as think the the masses against them i mean you you are absolutely right and if i was struck when i was inside a great people seeing these serried ranks of especially the people who are up up at the top terrorists who sort of the hundreds who were the most privileged were behind pressman she there were very few women there i mean i think about a quarter of the delegates of the three thousand and say delegates who lead congress are women lots of them are in very low decisions and i get the sense and i don't mean to be routed tool but some of them were there because gomes reserve the the fact that they were in their ethnic dress was thing that was sort of the most eyecatching about their presence there is i think any two of the twenty five members of the politburo none of the members of the standing committee policy regime most important positions are occupied by women and you i've asked people y v sees an eye on i to be on his haven't really got a satisfactory armed said but i just think partly it's down to the authoritarian nature of china which is in a sense you can pick who you want for you delegates because in a sense there are answerable to not many people there aren't that many people newel banging the german indeed just before the congress feminists who is saying press we do meter has saudi more representation who fighting with says getting locked up tim thank you very much indeed tim francs there in beijing and more from tim throughout the next few days is that congress draws to a close here on the bbc world service now the allegations of sexual abuse and harassment against the hollywood producer harvey weinstein continued to mount up last week we can an article for the new york times the oscarwinning actress lou peter yongbo describes several encounters with mr weinstein who she met while still a drama student and speaking to the bbc on thursday the.
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"Party from a virus that could attack it he has a i think a really important thing to watch for the congress and for china moving the is how much more emphasis the party puts on this anticorruption campaign they've already taken down a huge number of very important acts and current officials including recently some unnamed swimtrunks high who is a politburo member that many thought word as to the standing committee so it's going to be he really fascinating and important to see whether or not she feels that there are still tigers highranking officials that he really needs to take down or if he's going to shift his priorities elsewhere this party congress is supposed to decide the roadmap for china for the next five years what can we i expect i think it's important to remember as we're thinking about that that china is a huge and very complicated place and the party's control is imperfect so what while the party is going to talk about things like playing a bigger role in the global stage and continuing a fight against corruption and and our fight against poverty and probably talk about improving the environment as well we we can get a general sense of where the parties going but a lot of the details might not be borne out by reality possibly because there too difficult for the party to do possibly because the party shifts priorities or possibly because the party is saying member doesn't actually mean them in the first place so do you think it's more about what we've achieved as the party rather than let's not get into too many details details about the next five years i think it's really about the abdic's here and majan tree and this ceremony this is now the party wants this to appear hera like a well oiled machine they want people watching this to thank our okay the communist party has got it we don't have to be worried this is all just one manicured transition from one team of leaders to another team of leaders but it's all the same thing and we can rest assured.
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"Which people get peaked to sit on the politburo standing committee china's highest body at the same time i guess the one signal that we might get from the leadership conclave is that if xi jinping is eyeball to put more of his people on the standing committee then some of the of the rival factions particularly those of the youth league that i guess that will be a signal to markets that she's indeed in control of the party that he has is more powerful and probably the two previous leaders that have come before him and that will enable him to push ahead with some of his pet projects a a round the economy and that's really a sort of focus on the one bill one road project through sort of central asia and down into southeast asia and as i said so to continue with these sort of peace meal reforms of the economy and i guess one of the areas there where she has been stronger than many table ford in that surrounds shutting down excess capacity so i guess that is the most politically difficult seeing that he has to do and so if he's able to put more of his people on the standing committee that it's probably a signal that the shutting down of outdated and inefficient factories will be easier in the next five years than perhaps it's being in the previous vases turning next to the policy side and a specific question for thomas dang jesus talked about the socalled to one belt one road policy let me ask you about that because that's been something of a flagship does that remain very important do thinking and should we expect to hear more about that in the weeks to come because of the it's a vehicle for china to expand its of power plays an it's he sort of settle it still by that hasn't he.
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"They're all dudes there's no question about that i am certain lead soon we know ladies on understandstanding on this politburo standing committee and and new prospects for there to be any time soon i don't think it's sunk sessions quite the same way as a pyramid scheme but i think there there are some things that are very unstable about at him when i was talking to an analyst today he said you know in ways it's less transparent the north korea is at least in north korea you know that the next leader is going to be a cam you gotta hereditary dynasty in in china over the past few decades you know a lot of this these the system of designated successors has gone wrong two were knocked out in the '70s two were knocked out in the 80s and xi jinping as we've said is the first who was not appointed by as successor and in the past few years we've had people challenging the rules saying i'm not going to put up with this system of appointments one of them was bushy lie the party boss of a huge cities trenching in the southwest and he ended up getting purged for corruption but you know the rules of succession are very much in play at this party congress these are all informal rules in their concerns that they will you know that xi jinping will just push these rules aside including limits on terms for leaders and things will start creeping back to the way they've been throughout history which is the chinese leaders rule until the guy right we're up against another break in just a moment but before we break let's get at one more comment from rob who tweeted us i am no fan of forty five meaning president trump the 45th president but i find it strange that xi jinping has many more negatives yet the criticism by other world leaders is much less than 45 before we have to pause elizabeth economy what do you make of that the comparison between what the world generally thinks of china's leader and america's later today well i think that uh xi jinping has managed very effectively to capitalize on what are seen i think both at home and abroad as some.
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"Of all generally can you explain to us what this public bureau is what is that pulley vero ease body dad eased lactate by their santer committee that he's going to be um that we're actually civil this national party congress where glina have a new santer committee who will then elect the pulley bureau made of 25 mendez and they actually make major policy decisions and evolve that police bureau you have i've played a though standing committee which is really at the height of chinese political power and of course president sheeting king and and also as generous secretary he's actually that top person in that hiler keep so so let me make sure i just wanna make sure i'm seeing this correctly so at the top is xi jinping the president yes below him are these five people the politburo standing committee seven seven excuse me seven people the politburo standing committee which professor zhao said was was cut from nine to seven under kurdish paint yes so xi jinping at the top seven people the politburo standing committee below that is the a police beulah in paying includes said the seven includes xi jinping god that's correct yeah i feel as though xi jinping is the the primary person in this sevenperson politburo standing committee and then under that the larger poet bureau and then under that the communist party congress in general so there these multiple layers of leadership under pulley bureau you have you have does center a committee on who will be so your your we're going actually have a news santer committee made of about three hundred seventy six people elizabeth i wonder if you could take on this question for website the one eight at ord snb wrote who cares who the other players in chinese politics are jinping has purged anyone whom he considers a threat to his authority he he is the only person of consequence in beijing now i take the point that he has purged a lot of his adversaries but is he's the only person of consequence elizabeth well he's not the only person of consequence because you know there are six other people within the standing committee and they will off for their perspectives and the each will operate a you know a different part of the.
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"Police bureau is our body dad eased army lactate by their sent her committee that he's going to be that we're actually civil this national party congress where glina have a new santer committee who will dan elect the pulley bureau made of twentyfive members and they actually make major policy decisions and evolve that police bureau you have the polevault standing committee which is really at the height of chinese political power and of course president sheeting peeing in and also as generous secretary he's actually that top person in that hiler so so let me make sure i just want to trump seeing this correctly so at the top is xi jinping the president yes below him are these five people the politburo standing committee seven seven excuse me seven people the politburo standing committee which professor zhao shed was was cut from nine to seven under kushner's paint yes so xi jinping at the top seven people the politburo standing committee below that is the other partners pulley bureau didn't paying it includes said the seven includes xi jinping god that's correct and i feel this so xi jinping is the the primary person in this sevenperson politburo standing committee and then under that the larger poet bureau and then under that the communist party congress in general so there's these multiple layers of leadership under pulley bureau you have you have does santer committee who will be so your your are going actually have a news center committee made of about three hundred seventy six people elizabeth i wonder if you could take on this question four website the one eight at org snb wrote who cares who the other players in chinese politics are jinping has purged anyone whom he considers a threat to his authority he is the only person of consequence in beijing now i take the point that he has purged a lot of his adversaries but is he the only person of consequence elizabeth.
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"Rally around the core and if anyone is seen as threatening him in any way while they're being at best pushed to one side and at worst being picked up and detained and it is a pulse ability that it was saying that since i was developing a sort of power by surround himself and that's why i had to be taken care of and of course we have to acknowledge the timing of syndrome ties downfall i mean this comes ahead of a once in a decade communist party meeting that scheduled to happen later this year at that meeting half those members of the politburo going to be replaced and also crucially most of the members of the politburo standing committee this is the group of seven paypal essentially round the country now syndrome tsai was seen as a possible candidate for the politburo standing committee for example happens so close that in given us the date yet but this is probably go to happen in october for him to be taken away at this time as it were yair it's pretty crucial but stephen doesn't this show that what we are expecting to happen you know half the politburo is expected to retire five of the seven members of that crucial sevenmember standing committee are expected to retire doesn't that indicate that maybe some of the things that were on the cards for later this year maybe those things weren't happen i mean there are rumors that see jinping might tinker with those unwritten retirement rules a little bit to allows some of those current people to stay on yet will he be specially wanting he is man marci shannon who's running the investigate asian into these alleged corrupt officials that he loved be having him hanging around and after all this age thing it's not written into early party rules are living on none that have been made public which is the kind of convention and so yeah he could just stand that its said and say you know what certain members of the politburo canning around for bit longer i mean what are the crucial things that is also we're heading towards another convention was that we all thought that the way it was hitting is that.
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"Celebrated photo editor john morris who commissioned and publish many iconic images from the 20th century has died in paris at the age of one hundred jason k looks back on his life john morris rose to prominence as life magazines london photo editor during the second world war when he oversaw robert capa series of photographs of the d day landings known as the magnificent eleven during the 1960s and 70s he worked at the new york times where he successfully fought for striking images of the vietnam war to appear on the front page among them nick arts napalm go and eddie adams's photograph of the saigon police officer shooting a suspected the common sergent in the head and lifelong pacifist he later said i've always believed in showing how ugly wall is jason k bbc news hello i'm thelia hatton and welcome back to the world this week this week it's all about leaders the french president emmanuel macron looked on as libya's rival leaders reached a peace deal fewer smiling faces in brussels as the eu threatens to punish poland for reforming its judicial system and two tech billionaires mark zuckerberg and ilan musk disagree upper possible threats posed by the next frontier in computing artificial intelligence but first to china are ordinary people this week received a shock reminder and the elite political dramas that play out behind to closed doors many had assumed that china's communist leaders we're moving in an orderly fashion towards a major party conference later this year at that meeting china's unsmiling president xi jinping is expected to unveil the next generation of men always men that will take over we mr seat is supposed to step down in 2002 anti2 normally we be hearing whispers by now hints as to who might get a coveted fees on china's politburo standing committee the men who rule but instead the list of possible rulers was shortened this week we learned that one of the parties rising stars and then aimed syndrome tie was being investigated for corruption i asked the bbc's beijing correspondent stephen mcdonnell to explain why the news with such a surprise he's the most senior serving politician to have been purged so far he was even spoken of as a possible leader a one of the top two leaders of the country in the.