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White House: China And WHO Need To 'Step Up' On Investigation Into Origin Of Pandemic
"The White House is calling on China and the World Health Organization to step up an investigation into the origin of the Corona virus pandemic As NPR's Barbra's front reports President Biden's national security advisor says the administration has concerns over data from China. Jake Sullivan told CBS's face the Nation. The Biden administration has questions about an upcoming report from the W H O about the pandemics origins. We need a credible, open, transparent international investigation led by the World Health Organization, he added. The administration does not believe that China has made sufficient original data available. To examine how the pandemic spread both in China and globally, Sullivan said. Biden did raise the issue during his recent call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Barbara
China steps up threats to reclaim Taiwan
"China's rise as a great power it showing more and more attention towards reclaiming territory that long regarded as its own witness. Beijing's conduct in the south china sea. The east china sea hong kong the himalayan border with india. And of course. Taiwan fifteen chinese planes were detected flying into taiwan southwest air defense identification zone or on sunday taiwan's ministry of national defense said sunday's incursion involved twelve fighter jets to anti-submarine aircraft and reconnaissance plane. This comes less than twenty four hours. After the people's liberation army air force flew thirteen combat aircraft including chinese bomber planes capable of carrying nuclear weapons into the same region that was from the south korean english language. Every rung account of china's recent intimidation of the lovely liberal democracy of nearly twenty four million people. now one of my guest today has warned the australian defence department. Beijing is highly likely to attempt to take over taiwan using all means short of war as early as twenty. Twenty four ponder that a chinese takeover of taiwan by twenty twenty four. Linda jacobson is the specialist who delivered this assessment to the morrison government. A few months ago linder is founding director and deputy chair of china matters and she joins us from finland. Hello linda welcome back to between the lines. Thank you for having me again. Tom and joining us in sydney. Is natasha qassam. A research fellow at the low institute by the natasha. Thanks for having me tom now. Linda recently published. China matter explores policy brief. Summarize succinctly or faces tom. We've been talking for a long time. That taiwan is possibly explosive issue in our region. I'm saying it again now. Because the president xi jinping has made it clear that contrary to his predecessors he does not think we can leave the unresolved political status of taiwan to future generations. He wants to see movement towards what the chinese say reunification of the mainland and taiwan during his lifetime. That's the first point. The second one is that as of late. Probably because of some of the recent events which you alluded to among others the pfc's actions in hong kong. There's been a lot of talk of war of outright military conflict between taiwan and the pfc. I think these media reports have the problem into the wrong perspective. I think it is unlikely that we will see outright war over taiwan's future but we are very likely to see beijing making a move which is a protractive extensive intensive campaign of pressure using all means short of war to bring the taiwanese political leadership to its knees and agree to negotiate nothing more without preconditions taiwanese leadership has already said they will negotiate. But the pfc wants to negotiate on the basis that there is only one china in other words in negotiations have to end in some sort of agreement about unification so that's in a nutshell is what the policy brief argues. We should appear for this kind of extensive intensive pressure campaign using all means short of a case. i'm not. She heard linda's assessment. There of the chinese threat to taiwan china's military invasion of taiwan's unlikely. Highly unlikely so expect by gene to launch a step by step coercion of taiwan using all main short of war to force taiwan's latest into negotiations to etc unification natasha. What's your response. I'm inclined to agree with linda that this kind of phased coercion with many policy measures that china can easily scale up is the most likely scenario are and we can already see that happening. We can already see china attempting to launch multiple cyber attacks in taiwan to economically co west taiwan to try to put pressure intensive media coverage and even to infiltrate some of those local level groups to try to tan politics in a different way in taiwan. All these measures today have been relatively unsuccessful. China made it very clear that they wa against the current president citing win and that they were going to punish the taiwanese for her. These kinds of measures only encouraged the taiwanese people the vast majority of which do not want to be a part of china to turn out in support and fight to when last year. And at the same time we've also seen the country really come together during this covid nineteen pandemic and we've seen a really incredible of trust in institutions and in that democratic system of government. In a way that perhaps we haven't seen in other countries so i'm inclined to agree with these being the right measures but on the other hand i would say that the military option very much remains on the table not perhaps in the short term but from china's the incredible buildup of the people's liberation army that we've seen over the past decade has very much been directed at a potential taiwan
President Biden Speaks With Chinese President Xi Jinping
"The white house is still trying to steer clear of trump's impeachment. Trial though the bipartisan group of senators with whom president biden met this morning are now back in the chamber to hear more arguments biden. The senators discuss infrastructure. The president says he plans to connect his domestic policy to foreign policy. He raises phone call last night with chinese leader. Xi jinping the conversation focusing on human rights the crackdown in hong kong china's unfair economic practices either investing billions of dollars and dealing with a whole range of issues that relate to transportation environment and raise no defects. We just have to step book. President biden says he and she talked for two straight
Biden raises concerns with Xi in first call with Chinese leader as president
"China's leader More from AP correspondent Tim McGuire, the White House says President Biden, in his first call as president with Chinese President Xi Jinping's pressed him about trade and to crack down on democracy advocates in Hong Kong. Administration says Biden also raised concerns about Beijing's coercive and unfair economic practices, as well as human rights abuses against weaker and other ethnic minorities and China's actions towards Taiwan. Senior
Biden in call with China's Xi raises human rights, trade
"President Joe Biden talks with Chinese president xi jin ping the White House says president Biden in his first call as president with Chinese president xi jin ping pressed him about trade and to crack down on democracy advocates in Hong Kong the administration says Biden also raised concerns about Beijing's coercive and unfair economic practices as well as human rights abuses against weaker and other ethnic minorities and China's actions towards Taiwan a senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity says Asia Pacific counterparts say they want a more purposeful and steady approach after former president Donald Trump sharp rhetoric aimed at allies an odd interactions with north Korean dictator Kim Jong moon timid wire Washington
Biden raises concerns with Xi in first call with Chinese leader as president
"Call since taking off with was Chinese President Xi Jinping, NPR's frank or donors, reports. The call comes as the two world leaders face off on multiple challenges from the economy to the climate to national security. Senior administration officials told reporters ahead of the call that President Biden had prepared to lay out several concerns, too. She including human rights, cybersecurity and Chinese aggression, and the Indo Pacific region. But they noted that the United States sees areas of common interest with China, including climate change, a senior official said the Biden team found merit and the Trump administration's basic proposition of an intense strategic competition with China. But also found quote problems with the way in which the Trump Administration went about that competition, unquote Namely by a skewing historic alliances and declining to focus on human rights and other traditional US values abroad. Franco
Asia Today: China virus cases spike as WHO researchers visit
"The ten member team from the World Health Organization has arrived in the central city of Wuhan webkit it's nineteen was first detected in late twenty nineteen the visit was approved by president xi Jinping's government after months of diplomatic wrangling the dispute prompted an unusual public complaint by the head of the WHO's state broadcaster CGTN said the team will be quarantined for two weeks and will undergo testing for the virus scientists suspect the virus that has killed one point nine million people since late twenty nineteen jump to humans from bots or other animals most likely in China's southwest the WHATWG it's virus and all the experts from the United States Australia Germany Japan Britain Russia the Netherlands cats and Vietnam I'm Karen Thomas
WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate pandemic origins
"Global team of researchers arrived Thursday in the Chinese city where the corona virus pandemic was first detected and that to conduct a politically sensitive probe into its origins made uncertainty would be uncertainty about whether Beijing might try toe prevent discoveries. The 10 member team sent to Wuhan by the World Health Organization was approved by President Xi Jinping is government after Months of diplomatic wrangling that prompted an unusual public complaint by the head of the World Health Organization of the Chinese government has tried to stir confusion about the viruses origin. It's promoted theories with little evidence that the outbreak might have started with imports of tainted seafood and ocean rejected by international scientists. And agencies. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization says the Americas alone have recorded more than 50 million cases of covert 19, currently with the U. S. At leading the way the U. S reporting 224,000 new cases and 3800 additional deaths on Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University. The latest figures, bringing the nationwide total to More than 23 million infections and at least 384,000 deaths.
Xi Sees Threats to China’s Security Everywhere Heading Into 2021
"Moving into 2021. China's President, Xi Jinping, is expected to become even more obsessed with security. Along with the National Security law passed this year, the Poulet bureau's asked to build a holistic national security architectures. His focus, he says, is on safeguarding China's one party political system and forestalling and defusing national security
The Strategic Value Of Rare Earths
"Hey cardiff parallel boy cough. Welcome back here. You've been to las vegas where you're obviously playing the slot machines and you're at the craps tables right. I wish i wish. I was closer to the blasio. But i was actually about an hour outside of las vegas in the desert. Oh and did you bring us anything back from the middle of the desert. I always have at present for you cardiff. this time. I brought you some pretty cool tape. Listen to this one. Nothing warms my heart like the sound of an explosion music to an economy nerds ears. So that is the sound of a blast at the mountain. Pass mine. This site in california cardiff. It's the only place in the us where we mind rare earths and we really really need these things. So if we're looking across the pit like everything in the very bottom bit of the existing bottom is all high-grade or at this time. So that's robbi roy. And he's talking to cnn international. He's the mine manager at mountain pass. He's showing our team. This huge open. Mind pit just packed. He says with these rare earth elements beautiful sites. See he says. This is the busiest. He's ever seated at mountain pass and cardiff one of the reasons. It's so impressive to see this. Bustling busy mine is that just two years ago. This mind was totally shut at that. Point china really take over this strategic industry. Okay that's fascinating in of itself. But i actually think we should step back for a minute and explain a little bit more. About what rare earths are so everyone go back to high school chemistry for just a moment just for a second. I had a great chemistry teacher. Mr goodman rare. Earths are of seventeen elements that appear on the periodic table and they are an essential ingredient in making like super strong super. Small magnets are used in a lot of electronics and by the military despite the name they are really not all that rare they naturally occur in a lot of places but the process to mine them labor intensive and it can be environmentally destructive. It can create lots of pollution and can even involve radioactive waste china. They put a lot of effort into building the mining and processing facilities for these rare earths and without the same environmental and labor standards that we have in the us. So china can produce earth's very cheaply and china started to actually dominate the industry. And in fact from about twenty fourteen to twenty seventeen the us imported eighty percent of its supply of rare earths from china as the relationship between the us and china started to get tense. The trade war china's state media. They basically made a thinly veiled threat. They implied that rare. Earths could be used as a weapon. In the trade war china could restrict exports basically cut off the flow of these elements to the us china's president xi jinping. He just happened to make a personal visit to a production facility. That made these products. I was just in the neighborhood and there were the rare earths over there. I thought i go check out just in case a camera sees him on on the other side of me right. Yeah and as a trade war has become nastier and nastier. This idea that china could restrict rare earth exports to the us it has spooks and people especially in washington. Because this is. The world has become more dependent on high tech electronics. It has also become more dependent on these elements on rare earths. This has focused a lot of attention on the mine. I went to mountain pass. It has actually been in operation since the nineteen fifties back then it produced europian which makes the red color in very early televisions. Yeah and the previous owner invested more than a billion dollars on a new environmentally friendly facility back in two thousand fifteen just as the rare earths price collapsed and so the company just went out of business in the minds shut and there was nowhere in the us producing these elements. Now the new owner of the mine mp materials they have spent two years rebuilding it and they say that they now produce about ten percent of the world's supply of rare earths. If there's going to be an american industry it's going to be led by us we it. That's james the ten ski on cnn. International he's the chairman of m. p. materials. He wants to create an alternative supply chain to china. But he's got a problem while he can dig these things out of the ground. He can't process them in the us. Everything needs to go back to china. In fact a chinese processor owns a ten percent non-voting stake in mp materials. Mountain pass produces bags and bags of this rare. Earths concentrate basically a brown dust. That got all over my shoes when i was there. Then it all gets into china because there isn't a processing plant anywhere in this country that turns rare earths into the products that companies want to buy next year n. p. materials. They plan to reopen the processing plant at mountain pass. And this way they can make processed rare earths to sell directly to global companies without going through china and the frankly there were a lot of people who who doubted that we can make this work and so we felt an extrovert and anna duty. And so we've had a sense of urgency from the very beginning. But i would say that. There's definitely been a heightened sense of awareness of what we're up to. When china started making its veiled threats some people questioned if the us to nationalize the rare earths industry to take it over but the experts. We talked to don't really think so. And they point to what is going on at mountain pass as proof that the market is already correcting for china's near-monopoly now that there's increased demand for rare earths and pressure by companies for sources that are more diverse and environmentally friendly suppliers. Outside of china are starting to grow and restricting earth exports. It's not a move. China's gonna make lately because it would hurt chinese businesses a lot of the rare earths they find their way into things that are manufactured inside china lake mobile phones to really completely cut the us off. China would have to tell chinese businesses to stop selling to the united states processed rare earths and rare earth magnets and all the electronics that use them. Chinese companies would lose a lot of business. The whole thing could hurt the chinese economy which is already suffering in the trade war the definition of a trade war. You can't hurt the other side without hurting yourself. Too messy business.
China's Xi Jinping Congratulates Biden On Election Win, Urges Cooperation
"China's President Xi Jinping has reached out to congratulate Joe Biden on his victory. Saying he's hoping to manage differences and focus on cooperation between the two
China's President Xi Jinping sends delayed congratulations to Biden
"Xi Jinping's has reached out to congratulate Joe Biden on his victory, saying He's hoping to manage differences and focus on cooperation between the two by tweet President Donald Trump announces he is pardoned. A former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and Mr Trump by phone to a handful of Pennsylvania legislator says he won all the swing states by a lot. His words, the claim without any foundation
Trump slams global climate agreement Biden intends to rejoin
"Donald trump rallied against the paris climate accord on sunday telling world leaders at a virtual summit that the agreement was designed to cripple the us economy. Not save the planet to protect american workers. I withdrew the united states from the unfair and one sided paris. Climate accord a very unfair act for the united states. Trump said video from the white house to the group of twenty summit hosted by saudi arabia. He's comments came during a discussion among the world's largest economies on safeguarding. The earth president-elect. Joe biden who takes office in january has said he will rejoin the global pact that the us helped forge five years ago trump contended. The international accord was not designed to save the environment. It was designed to kill the american economy. It is not clear whether trump has even read the paris. Climate accord trump. Who has worked to undo. Most of president barack obama's efforts to fight climate change said that since withdrawing from the climate agreement the us has reduced carbon emissions more than any nation. That is true but it's not that remarkable with its giant economy. The us has far more roar emissions of climate damaging carbon dioxide to cut than any other country except china a more telling measure of progress in various countries is to look at what percentage of emissions country has cut since two thousand five. The united states hasn't been even in the top ten. In percentage of greenhouse gas emission reductions more than one hundred and eighteen nations have ratified the accord which aims to keep the increase in average temperatures worldwide well below two degrees celsius and ideally no more than one point five degrees compared with pre industrial levels scientists. Say that any rise beyond two degrees celsius could have a devastating impact on large parts of the world raising sea levels stoking tropical storms and worsening droughts and floods. The us formally exited the paris pact on november fourth. On saturday the us formally left the open skies treaty which permits thirty plus nations to conduct unarmed observation. Flights over each other's territory. Those overflights set up decades ago to promote trust and avert conflict during the discussions at the climate session. President xi jinping of china the world's largest emitter said the g twenty should continue to take the lead in tackling climate change and push for the full implementation of the paris accord
Covid-19: China pushes for QR code based global travel system
"President Xi Jin Ping has proposed using a global Q R code system to try to make it a lot easier for cross border movement. And he told the G 20 that global mechanism involving mutual recognition of health certificates, including nuclear kassid test results in the form of QR codes. Well, these could be used to make it easier to have cross border travel. Financial
The International Reaction To Joe Biden's Win
"Farm minister who has now tweeted. Congratulations joe biden. On your spectacular. Victory joined with other nations. Latest around the world congratulating congratulate and on behalf of new zealand. Vicky nice including lights. I want to congratulate president-elect buydell and vice president-elect harris. us allies around. The world have moved quickly to congratulate president. Joe biden vice president-elect kamala harris on their win even as president trump still refuses to concede the election for countries like canada france and germany. Biden's victory could signal a return to cooperation on alliances like nato and treaties including the paris climate agreement but the prospect of a biden administration seems less promising to more authoritarian leaders with whom president trump ford strong relationships during his time in office including north korea's leader kim jong un brazilian president jair bolsonaro chinese president. Xi jinping who so far have all refrained from publicly congratulating biden and harris. Joining me now is yes means. Sirhan london base staff writer at the atlantic. Thanks for joining us again. As mean thanks for having me also with us. Clouds ladas professor of history and international affairs at the university of north carolina. chapel hill. Klaus good to have you with us. Thank you hello. How are you doing all right. We are in very interesting political moment right now. The president trump has refused to concede and yet president-elect biden is moving forward and the world is noticing clouds. How would you describe the scope. So far of the international reaction to biden's victory well on the whole thing that has been a lot of rejoicing a lot of applause for biden. I think people are hugely relieved that the trump administration will not have a second term and most people are most leaders in in europe and asia and of people in that country's overjoyed. I six they were really getting fed up for the trump administration. It was too dramatic too. Chaotic to unpredictable and people are relieved to see a new administration. I cost you said the administration was dramatic and unpredictable. And i think many americans would agree with you but it continues to be dramatic and somewhat unpredictable. Given the fact that the trump administration is now calling for recounts and investigations into what they allege voter. Inconsistencies are world leaders looking at that and saying anything about that. The fact that they're still Has not been a concession from president trump. Well del shaking their hands. Most of them are shaking the hats but the key for that sorts to themselves because it is no point to interfere in businesses seen as domestic american politics very few people at least very few democratic leaders have any understanding for what is going on in washington. It seems to be pretty obvious that the was of a free and walls not done in a fraudulent way at all and over. Four million people can vote for biden Rather than for trump's majority will lots of for millions of popular vote. He won miss. Four million people and the people have accepted. That biden is president-elect. And booby the new president but they are. You know wondering what's going on in washington but hardly anyone is actually surprised. At the trump administration would embark on such a course of action because that fits in with what is administration was like chaotic dramatic unpredictable and quite irrational to some extent mean given what klaus just laid out there in terms of the continued reaction to the world leaders at least us allies. Saying you know okay. We'll watch what's happening and see how this all plays out. How much of the reaction you think is excitement about biden himself versus relief about removing president trump from office. It's a great question. I mean it's worth noting An and i thought can of clauses overview spot on that you know for a lot of world biden is a very familiar character He certainly not new to the world stage. I think it was in. Benjamin netanyahu the israeli prime ministers congratulations that he noted that he's known biden for forty years. And i think a lot of world leaders know biden. So it's i. I think probably if i had to guess my assessment would be that it's probably the latter. I think a lot of i think a lot of the protests you are seeing in the us in the days after the result was finally announced was probably fell at least to me is an american observing from afar like a lot more relief than necessarily you know excitement. This isn't to say that you know. Folks don't like biden or unexcited to see him at the helm on his set a recognizable figure. But i think the world generally kind of just took a big sigh of relief that you know here returns a. Us option that recognizes. The us is traditional role in the world and will hopefully be kind of retaking that spot on the international stage. And yasmin. you are in london. Where prime minister. Boris johnson has had a strong relationship with president trump. How do you think this relationship between the us and the uk will evolve under a biden administration. It's a really good question. There's certainly been a lot of chatter about that very thing here kind of leading up to the us election and now after that we knew the result i think there is some conjecture that you know obviously as you just said President trump and prime minister. Johnson had a pretty good relationship. I think a lot of that stemmed from the fact that president trump was quite a big supporter of brexit. And you know. I think kind of quite appreciated the sort of comparisons between him and johnson superficial is some of the may be particularly. I think he quite liked references to johnson. As britain trump some remembering correctly and there has been some talk about some potential tensions between biden administration and johnson's downing street. I'm particularly with regard to brexit. Biden has been very clear about his support for the good friday agreement and opposing anything that would undermine it. And i think there's also some talk about how you know johnson before he was prime minister had made some comments with regard to president obama's support for britain staying in the eu. Where i think he made comments about obama's kenyan ancestry in how he had an ancestral dislike of the british empire so these are no doubt comments that administration would probably remember well. But i think it's worth noting that you know. These are things. I do not think are going to shake up the uk us relationship. In a major way. I think there's a lot more that And biden share particularly with regard to issues like climate change like the iran deal and. Yeah i mean. I think more broadly i would expect pretty good. Relations between the us and the uk going forward While it's certainly true. That trump and johnson had had a decent relationship I think you know the uk is is certainly a country that would see its relationship with the us being important irrespective of who's empower claus does not same theory hold true for other. You leaders like angela. Merkel for example and wilma call who themselves had troubled relationships with president trump. And who i can imagine so far are somewhat relieved to see this New administration elect. Yeah the But regarding johnson outside that johnson dossier a little insecure. He was the first international leader. I believe who fold up biden and congratulate him. They said i think that shows the level of insecurity and also abidance irish background. Bill make him wonder how. how how much you consult poured onto the united states in the future and the united vendor the united kingdom needs a trade. Deal the us. And i think he is for it. You know i think he would probably have seen a second trump administration as being more helpful regarding angela merkel and other european leaders. They certainly were relieved. Undiplomatic led a very bad relationship with trump or with raza. Put it the other way. Round a macro tried in various locations to make overtures to trump it was trump really rejected it who couldn't really in the end stand. Angela merkel nothing kid. He had a problem with female leaders. You had the problem as lead us. Who voted much more open to immigration and to do something about asylum people who were looking for asylum in their countries and he could understand and he also criticised the eu including germany for its huge trade deficit of us united states or rather to the united states of course had trade deficit busy you and he almost criticized the eu and it's trade policies. As much as he did china he called the eu. Actually a foe. Which is you know really surprising that you consider your most longest standing allies in the world that you suddenly regard them. As foes at least in trade relations. So underline michael and the german establishment as well as the french and other foreign policies tablets in europe are usually relieved that they see the end of the trump administration and us yes-men just that biden has a very good reputation. He is regarded to be quite honest as perhaps a little too old for the job but on the other hand is a centrist is not extreme is on the last notes of right people know him they a appreciate his his personality is a people person you some would say. Here's a backslapping sort of politician but much more extrovert much. More outgoing and much more ready to compromise than Trump was so all that shouting at nato summits or g seven summits all that Very bad atmosphere attention. The you know the almost talk about to break up of nato and talk about that trump wanted to undermine the quesion of political union of the european union all that will be a thing of the past because by and his administration can be expected to be very constructive to what nate to enter to you however having said that may the last sort biden will also insist on the european spending more money on their defense efforts so he will not be softer regarding nate and regarding the defense efforts of the europeans and here europe really needs to do something because that is an old complaint which goes back to the obama administration and before that wasn't actually unique to the trump administration. And the you know that they are very reluctant to spend more on defense. But i think a practice the president biden will actually be more successful in persuading them at. That would be the right thing to do as you mentioned. Joe biden's age. And i think that that's something that we must talk about because if something happens to joe biden we could be looking at a president kamala harris. And i'm wondering this is something that came up yesterday in our conversation about The role that black women played in american democracy in electing joe biden. We've seen kamala harris the first woman of color to ever sit in that role that i wonder how she will be received by world leaders. Yasmine your thoughts on that yet. It's a good question. I mean i think you know. Obviously that history-making of of her being elected the first female of vice president of colors obviously huge certainly noteworthy among a lot of the congratulations. that were received. I think it was prime minister. Narendra modi of india who actually dedicated an entire tweet just tacoma harris herself And i think the reason for that is is obvious. Obviously her indian heritage. He he sees that is is an opportunity to further strengthen the relationship between india and the us. but yeah. i mean. I don't know i would anticipate We as you say. Given president-elect biden's age that kamala harris could have a more hands on role than previous vice presidents that we've seen In in for that reason we may find that world leaders will quickly get to know come harris in a way that perhaps they didn't get to know vice presidents of the past and it seems just based on the comments that we've seen uncle mirko also an a made a comment about looking forward to meeting a kamala harris that we could expect that you know the world will be paying attention to both of them very much. Not just biden klaus What's been the reaction From china and president xi jinping so far there hasn't been much of a reaction. Xi jinping has kept quiet. We don't quite know why this speculation that perhaps xi jinping want antagonize the trump administration while it is still in office. The course and ten weeks you can do a lot of arm. And he knows that relations between china and the united states are difficult as they are that will continue to be difficult under the biden administration. So he's keeping a low profile on the social media in china have however been lots of comments. Some people really regretful that Trump is leaving because it made the united states weaker. It created a vacuum in international affairs which was appreciated by some observers in china as us believe you know it is much better to have a more stable more predictable government even if that government is perhaps more strategic in its relations with china. But they appreciate that proper possible predictability and international affairs so essentially. It's difficult to say what the leadership actually things and we will have to wait until eventually shipping and The foreign ministry in beijing will come out with a statement but they will do so nothing at the latest one set to mastic insecurity about the election. Outcome has been resolved than they of course will congratulate her joe biden and kabila harris now of course Clouds one country that we know has been watching the disarray In the united states or at least the tension in the united states has been russia. What have we heard if anything from vladimir putin and or his administration so far the gun russia's keeping a low profile putin hasn't congratulated i them and He is keeping quiet. Does not much coming out of russia but the they of course are disappointed. That trump did not win the second term. And there's been talk about disinformation campaigns. Not quite as much as two sixteen but russia did its bid to perhaps enable second trump victory and trump. However the to be quite. Frank hasn't been soft on russia. The administration perhaps not the president. Personally who always had such soft spot for putin and very confidential talks with him and no one really knows. What when on doing these talks but when you look at his policy his administration's policies towards a russia that wasn't soft all imposed over forty times a new sanctions on russia. So he the administration actually hasn't been soft on putin. But i believe that russia fears of fields that the unpredictability and the chaos and the. Let's say less focused way. of the trump administration than what could you can normally expect from an american administration that that in the end helped a russia that often the president Closed both ice and that influenced also of foreign policy. Make us in his administration like the state department. Yes maine another Interesting figure here is israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who has been a very close ally of president trump And that even translated into votes here. In the united states for the president from certain jewish orthodox communities. He congratulated joe biden and comma harris this past weekend. What do you expect to see from. Benjamin netanyahu in the near term when it comes to us. Israeli relations under a joe biden. I think this is something. That doesn't just apply to benjamin netanyahu but leeds had good relationships with president trump. I think narendra modi also falls into this category. And even figures like victor or bonham road regurgitate both of whom have also congratulated President elected biden But you know. I think he's a netanyahu in particular is a leader who obviously has a vested interest in maintaining a good. Us israel relationship irrespective of. Who's in the white house. It's no secret that obviously he benefited quite a lot. From having president trump in the white house the the moving of the us embassy to jerusalem being obviously one of those Kind of hallmark examples of a win for him That said He obviously you know. He recognizes that an admin the administration is changing. And i think he wants to shore up that relationship. But you know there's it it's been reported That the trump administration is hoping to kind of work with the israelis to sort of applies more punitive measures on tehran. Before trump leaves the white house in the form of sanctions to kind of make it more difficult for biden to return to the iran nuclear deal and try to bring that back it. This isn't to say that. Netanyahu and biden would necessarily see eye to eye on a lot of things i think we would probably see under a biden administration a return to the bit of the more traditional tone that we've known the us to take these israel Opposition to settlement expansion. That sort of thing support for a two state solution but indeed it will not be as rosy of friendship As we've seen between that and your home trump that's for sure we should also note that President trump's administration was also very close with bolsonaro of brazil. Both are considered to have really supported Populist movements and i'm wondering whether or not Desirable not who's also refrained from Congratulating harrison biden on their win and other populist movements across the world are looking at this and saying well maybe this is signals a change. Here i think it's definitely a loss for them. It's a setback. Because you know. I think particularly for leaders like bolsonaro. Who really sort of you know played on his relationship with president trump domestically I think this is a loss because you know even before particularly with populist movements even in places on like brazil where they aren't in power they could turn and look to president trump until their supporters. Look you know he's able to achieve this in the united states so we can achieve at here if know the greatest the most powerful leader in the world can do this that we can do this where we are so without question. I think it's it's a setback for them They lose that. You know that key ally in the white house But that said i think you know populous leaders like minded leaders to trump. Who could potentially take that narrative and sort of utilize it in their favor so While it is a loss for them. I don't necessarily think that it will end. Sort of their relationship trump or or will end them using trump is sort of an example to their benefit. Yes means seer. Han is a london. Based staff writer at the atlantic and klaus ladas is a professor of history and international affairs at the university of north carolina. Chapel hill
What Xi said: Chinas five-year economic plan
"In Beijing today China's leadership will wrap up discussions of the country's next five-year plan. The Fifth Plenum this meeting is known lays out on list economic and social policy. Goals. At the time of the last one in Two Thousand Sixteen President Xi Jinping reiterated the Party's key target for twenty twenty of achieving a moderately prosperous society. Ardent Should show me into Sean consciously. Jewish. Measures of prosperity have certainly been on the up. And while the rest of the world economy will shrink this year China's will grow moderately. The new Five Year Plan, we'll have to accommodate a world battered by covid nineteen and a trading environment battered by the tensions with America. The fine details won't be made public for some time. The meeting is really just a formality for the country's rubber-stamp parliament. Within those five year plans though live big clues this time in particular to how long Mr See intends to stay in power. The five year plans are an inheritance if you will from the Soviet Union Simon Rabinovich is our Asia economics editor and is based in Shanghai. They used to be extremely rigid where the party was set production quotas for things like steel and grain or the last few decades they've become much more like rough guides as to what the party is aiming to do over the next five years you can almost think of them like election manifestos but of course, given that there's no elections in China the same parties in power one manifesto builds on top of the previous one. And so how does that hand look to you? Did they deliver on the on the last one and what's in this one? The single most important element to the five year plans. The thing that everything else revolves around is the growth target. Last time around their target was that they would average roughly six point, five percent growth annually they actually highly unusual for for the party that this year because of covid pandemic and what that has done to the economy I'm so they came up just short of it and so going into the next five year plan, not because of the pandemic but more because of the very hostile external environment that China now believes it finds itself in they're likely. To set a much lower growth targets, some people speculate that they might not even set one at all. Guess the basic estimate is that they might go for something like roughly five percent annual growth. So it's a big step down from the previous plan but the big thing for the party is that they still see this as the plan that will help to propel the economy and the country forward and so given. What's what's been said at at the plenum? How does China plan to deal with both of the ring down from the pandemic and this hostile environment? Apart from the GDP target, the big thing about the plans often is this sort of philosophy that underpins them. This time around the underpinning philosophy is is something that's been coined the dual circulation strategy, which I know sounds like a bit of a mouthful, but it's quite significant. Previously China talked about the great international circulation, the idea of linking the Chinese economy to the global economy and benefiting from that linkage. Now, the dual circulation is adding in this idea of the great domestic circulation, which is really developing the domestic economy developing domestic demand and production, and ensuring that Shaina is going to be strong enough to withstand the variety. Of External pressures problems that is now facing cynically some people would say, well, it's just old wine in new bottles. China has talked a lot about self reliance in the past developing domestic demand but the fact is I mean, the environment is clearly much more hostile from China's perspective. It's more than just promoting domestic consumption. It's about trying to advance a whole range of sectors trying to secure advanced technologies for China and building up a domestic economy that ultimately can stand on its own two feet, and is that a realistic goal is is looking inward in that way going to protect it from the the fears sees outside its borders. Its goal that comes with clear risks in that no economy no matter how large in terms of size is actually able to be self sufficient. That's that's the nature of globalization today of globalization that China has benefited from tremendously as at all condoms are interlinked but it is understandable given the tensions between China and America in the past couple of years given the fact that a growing number of countries seem to be falling more in line with America's view of China than than of China's you've China it's understandable. That China is quite worried about the rest of the world turning against it easy at other planning documents officials talking about the need for self reliance, a pocket term. These days is the idea of Kabul's issue. She stranglehold technology idea. There's specific technologies that if America or others don't export them to China China's development could basically be stopped. So there is therefore a belief that they need to develop things be at semiconductors be machine tools that will allow China to withstand that kind of walk eight were to develop trying to. Not. There it still has quite way to go to achieve that sort of self sufficiency. It'll be costly to try to get there but nevertheless that as a goal as an objective, this is something that they're very much focused on.
China Pledges to Be Carbon Neutral by 2060
"It intends to become carbon neutral by 2060 and signal higher spending on green technology in the next five years. Donald Trump before the U. N. Blames China for the global pandemic and urges punitive measures. China's President Xi Jinping says he issues should not be politicized and says science should be followed, pointing to the W H O Britain has
Trump Tells UN to Hold China Accountable for Coronavirus
"The. Chinese government and the World Health Organization which is virtually controlled by China falsely declared that there was no evidence of human to human transmission. Later. They falsely said people without symptoms would not spread the disease the United Nations, but it's hold China accountable for their actions. Following, shortly after trump in in the program was President Xi Jinping who both the UN and Davos has long extolled the virtues of globalization and he said that is to blame. covid nineteen reminds us that we're living in an interconnected global village whether Coleman stake. All countries are closely connected on we share a common future. No country game from others, difficulties, or maintain stability by taking advantage of others trumpeters. Do. Countries also went toe to toe to the extent that you can and prerecorded barbs on climate president she extolled China's leadership position in the Paris. Agreement after the US had withdrawn president trump said even without being in that agreement, it has the best carbon emissions record of any of the countries in that agreement. But Melissa, notably missing which we always get at the U.. Are the cuts shots of the audience members. So you understand a little bit more about how speeches are being received because we didn't get that this year. It's hard to know exactly how some of those remarks landed. But certainly, as I mentioned before, no punches were held
"president xi jinping" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Chinese president Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week during the trip which will be the first Chinese president in fourteen years. She will meet with North Korean leader. Kim Jong UN as negotiations between the US and North Korea appear to have reached an impasse the visit coincides with the seventieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and North Korea. According to reports, the leaders are expected to exchange views on the situation on the Korean peninsula. No major contacts between North Korea and the US have been held since talks break down between the two sides at a summit in Vietnam, and separate. I'm karen. Mr. Benjamin Neo who says the international community should reinstate sanctions. If Iran follows through on its threats to step up, uranium enrichment, speaking at a government ceremony Netanyahu calls for the immediate imposition of snapback sanctions. And in an interview with Fox News, Sunday secretary of state Mike Pompeo says it was Iran that carried out last week suspected attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. There's no doubt intelligence committee has lots of data lots of evidence that the world will come to see much of it, but the American people should rest assured, we have I conference with respect to who conducted these attacks as well as a half dozen other tax throughout the world over the past forty days. Secretary of state. Mike Pompeo also townhall dot com. A photo of the man who was fatally shot after opening fire on a federal courthouse in Dallas shows him wearing a mask and tactical gear while carrying along gun behind special agent in charge Matthew.
"president xi jinping" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"Chinese president Xi Jinping preparing for a trip to Russia, next week and correspondent bills in for tells US China is expecting a lot to be accomplished. China's deputy foreign minister said Thursday that during the visit the two countries are expected to sign as many as thirty agreements dealing with everything from trade to energy China's president. Gee and Russia's Vladimir Putin are expected to sign to joint communiques during the visit one on bilateral issues and the other on international and strategic issues. G goes to Russia on June fifth bills for NBC News Radio. The federal government now owns a condo inside of Trump Tower. A judge certified the transfer of ownership from former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, to the government on Thursday, the condo was seized as part of the case against Manafort for illegally lobbying for a foreign country and money laundering. You're listening to the latest from NBC News Radio. A federal grand jury issuing a subpoena to former Florida democratic candidate for governor Andrew gillum Recco shell reports that Tampa Bay times reports prosecutors want information on gillen's political committee, a major campaign donor. In other matters. It's not clear if the probe relates to the FBI's long running investigation into alleged public corruption in Tallahassee word of the subpoena comes about a month after Gillam define settle state ethics charges. First time claims for unemployment benefits are up figures from the Labor Department this morning show two hundred and fifteen thousand US workers filed initial jobless claims last week. That's up three thousand from the week before and right in line with what analysts had forecast state showing the biggest increases in claims were a high oh, Pennsylvania. Michigan texas. And Massachusetts New York City is planning to install the world's first ever monuments.
"president xi jinping" Discussed on World News Analysis
"Billion dollars currencies while agreement in a bit to provide greater financial stability and also silicate trait between the two countries the agreement. Follow the twenty summit in Aries. When China's president Xi Jinping match is Argentine owes president Moroshima free during the state visit given then Argentina is two third largest economy in London America and China is Argentina's second largest Detroit partner the toys between the two countries play an important role in their national economies. Today's goes more about the state of the spa a relationship, a reporter, she I wouldn't spoke earlier was deogee Ella. Argentina's ambassador to China was the economic situation in Latin America in last year has been in that Medica growing doing last year was. Very dense. Go flicked ear in the in the world. We are still great challenges ahead of us. And I were worst problem in all the regions is poverty. We still have around thirty percent of poor people would region, and that of course, is the most important challenge for all our governments and as a major country in Latin America how was this year for Argentina. Well, this was very complicate year. We have in the cycle semester. Major financial crisis. We have to call for an assistance of the IMF. The International Monetary if I'm. That supported very quickly, and that's basically because of the strong support of the United States and of China that means that showed that one of the few coincidences of China and donate states to was to support genteel, we feed very grateful to both countries that are supporting as in very difficult moment, China let him Ourika abusing merging marquess with similar position and common interests. You know, dressing global challenges, however since two thousand eighteen March the US Trump administration as the gay Tate of so-called trade war on Beijing. It burns uncertainty to the global economy..
"president xi jinping" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ
"To go full Schwarzenegger, basic weight training as little as one workout a week has benefits. Jim Chenevey, CBS news. China's government has ordered a stop to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world's first gene, edited babies officials say are strongly opposed to the efforts that reportedly produced twin girls born. Born earlier this month. President Trump heading to Argentina today to meet with world leaders CBS news chief White House. Correspondent major Garrett is in Buenos Aires where terrorists will be on the menu this weekend high-stakes dinner here Saturday night between President Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping signs. Both nations could be hurtling toward a full blown trade war earlier this week. The president's top economic advisers criticized China for ignoring long standing US trade complaints and yesterday both countries threatened to impose yet another round of tariffs on one another the president will pack eight high level meetings with foreign leaders into the two day. Visit meantime, back in Washington Democrats will finish electing their leadership team today on Capitol Hill chosen today are chairs and co chairs for the democratic policy and communications committee chair for the democratic congressional campaign committee, and while Nancy Pelosi is basking in the glow of her nomination yesterday by her party for house speaker. There are still some Democrats who are grumbling Representative Ron kind of Wisconsin is one of. Them. He says he will continue to oppose Pelosi citing the need for new leadership in the party. He voted against her bid for speaker two years ago. Bill Rakoff CBS news, Washington. A lithium Konak Rockefeller Christmas tree last night Wednesday night doctoring in the holiday season..
"president xi jinping" Discussed on World News Analysis
"Analysis. Chinese president Xi Jinping has arrived in Manila for a state. Visit the two-day trip marks the first visit to the Philippines by Chinese head of state in thirty years prior to his arrival assigned article by the Chinese president, titled opened up a new future together for China and Philippines relations was published in three local newspapers, she said the mango of trip has to comprehensively exchange. Opinions was. Turkey regarding the in-depth cooperation between the two countries and our news stencils. So for more on those were now joined by Herman laurel, his the founder of the Philippines, Brooks strategic. Studies scrip a think tank on the Philippines in global affairs. Good evening. Good evening. So missiles, all you think you good evening, Janis Philippines relations winnow, it has reached a low point back in two thousand sixteen because of disputes over the South China Sea. But now things are changing since president deter to coffees and we see the two countries they are reengaging to negotiations on the South China Sea, and they are talking about joint exploration. So how would you describe the Bala ties at the moment? Well, I would describe it a presidency Jingping also described it perfectly in his speech here. In Manila, expanding the start in northern part of the world. It's getting quite cold like in Beijing. But here in Manila, he is treated with warm weather, and he called it the rainbow after the rainbow. So it is a perfect today. It has been a turnaround that has been a chief in the past two and half years with president and president Xi Jinping's. Excellent performance in Nava gate things through the rough waters that are stirred up by some elements. So we are looking forward to many many more developments in this direction. It has been of course, even more auspicious for the Philippines. As we are enjoying the goodwill of China, which is helping helping us develop many of our long pending projects from train systems, reproduce roads. And so on. So to your question. How would you describe the BI lateral eighties? Perfect today, especially government to government. They're still a lot of work between the Chinese side. And our people we need more. She stunts that directly impact the individual lives of certain poor sectors of our society today, most of the dealings between state to state the state government to government, which is alright because that is what is needed for the great lack of infrastructure in our country, which China is assisting in and hopes are already very high. The projects have been delivered very fast two years. And there have been several groundbreaking projects. Already to donate the bridges from China. A water supply. The future water supply system has also been inaugurate to massive drug rehabilitation centers in and many others. But the big ticket projects will be signed by presidency Jingping and and president in this historic visit. So it is a very good time for our bilateral ties in in terms of the sound shown is the I guess that remains potential flashpoint. But Turney has risen we said that everything has been excellent between China and the rest of our Seon spent for except for the frictions between western nations in China. So what do you make of his assessment of? Understand those who understand the true situation and understand the strategy of president the third day. There is no concern at all about the South China Sea issue. There are elements who control much of our media. These are all left over from the twentieth century era of several colonial domination and so on and the ruling class which control the neo-colonial ruling class, which still control much of the economy and much of the media, especially they have even C N N in the Philippines. So which is a version of the American CNN and throughout this passed this afternoon, they had a continuing coverage, and they insert certain. I times that are not accept. Really true and not very good for the impressions about this ongoing engagement of China in the Philippines, but that's one very small sector of our society. It creates all these impressions, but the all regular bilateral talks between China and the Philippines sorts out all the problems and understanding if there are any there's been great progress in the corporation was a major drug bust, which was made possible that it was into the billions of Besson's that was pretty end because of information delivered by the Chinese side. So corporation is working very well just before the arrival of president see two weeks ago, the the enemies or detractors of Philippine China engagement start..
"president xi jinping" Discussed on World News Analysis
"Download our podcast by searching road news analysis. Chinese president Xi Jinping has pledged to lower import tariffs and continued to broaden market access as he addresses the opening of a week loan import expo in Shanghai, Xi Jinping said China will exceleron opening of the educate. Nation telecoms, healthcare and cultural sectors, while protecting foreign investors interests and enhancing punitive enforcement for infringement of intellectual property. She has announced plans to extend a free trade zone in Shanghai, which was set up in two thousand thirteen to facilitate deepening reform and opening up. Meanwhile, Tana will build up a new board dedicated to tech startups at the Shanghai Stock Exchange for more on those my colleague, gene, hone earlier spoke was on her tongue Tongan author and columnist and Winston one matted interrupt of ship. Stone group limited so Winston, president Xi Jinping's address among day laundry echoed his earlier remarks in a speech at the boiler foreign for Asia. Backing in April any new take away for you. From today's address. I think it's he's reinforcing the message and to a wider audience because always base. Weekly focused on Asia. Now, these imported expo is targeted at much broader bay. And he's reinforcing the message that China will be committed to further opening up, and that is that is very important message because of the disputes between China and the United States and also against the background where you see the writing protectionist movements or sentiments, and he's trying to hold the, you know, free-trade banner and can set an example by you know, what he does not only just say it will be a powerful message. So I know I guess a lot of those international companies joining events stay or somehow stuck in this kind of dilemma there on one hand they need to maintain their sharing the need to do business with China. But on the other hand that feel like all if they are like too, much engage. In west China with the Chinese government sponsored events they would somehow make make make people like Trump on happy. But somehow of the remarks from president Xi Jinping is somehow making them comfortable, and like one instance that reassuring some of the long term messages promises Chinese authorities half being making so what is your take? Well, I I like to look at it in terms of the broader context that since the out for what what have we seen here we've seen India in China getting closer together you've seen trilateral between South Korea and also Japan making a new significance with meetings between the leaders and things like that this signals that there's an Asian century. That's coming up. It also says that China is playing is not putting all of its egg in the US basket. And there's good reasons for that, regardless of whether it's Trump or democrat a lot. Out of the same issues intentions are going to be there. And a lot of same postures will be will be part of that. So well, Trump might be more rude. Moral playground bully, you know, the same pressures being pushed by somebody who's seemingly nicer it just says long-term this is not an area where you can get much traction. So China's look world's Asian. They say, look, here's the US. According to the OECD, the US exported two point two trillion dollars worth of goods and services last year. Let's go to the EU twenty eight nation states. They exported eight point three trillion four times as much as US. So you know, it brings into sharp relief number questions. Why is the world trading in dollars? When the the petrodollars set up when the US was the main demand agent. Pour oil from. The Middle East. How it's now it's much larger than the US last month became the largest oil producer in the world at eleven point five million barrels per day, and it's not the largest trading. So you're starting to see a lot of leakages people's into currency swaps. As they start looking at other things, I think there's a move towards looking at a basket of currencies rather than just one single currency to create value. You know, look at all the countries out there who are being killed by the fact that their currencies has been devalued get dollars. So their dollar loans are now in some cases twice expensive 'cause they lost fifty percent of their value versus dollar. So looking at trade looking at the monetary system looking at long-term connections, where they you can build markets where you have friendly groups who are dedicated trait like the eat you like Japan likes out pre like, Osceola like Africa, like South America, basically like..
"president xi jinping" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Flight to Taiwan. Anytime. Soon in you have become perhaps unwittingly involved in the latest chapter of the long running fight between Taipei by Beijing over who owns a self-governed island last week, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines began to remove references to Taiwan as a separate country and Taipei is furious. Well, I'm during two now in the studio by David Schlesinger hit a former Reuters editor-in-chief and expert on China. Well, by this DJ David, why is this happening now? Well, I think right now you have to look at what's happening with the tensions between the US and China. You have to look at China's own economic difficulties in the moment, and it's always good to play a nationalist power card when you had troubles at home. I think that president Xi Jinping of China sees an opportunity to have a quick win domestically by showing that he's very tough on the Taiwan issue and to show that he can get a foreign companies to bow to his wishes, any succeeded. So it's a win for him. It's American Airlines in the American swathe has just arrived at just joined in. But we've already seen the likes of British Airways and Lufthansa have already changed their that their country cares their their their, their destination codes. It's actually quite a confusing system that's been put in place, isn't it? Well, look the name humiliations in the name compromises over Taiwan, have a long history since nineteen Eighty-four Taiwan has competed in the. Olympic Games as Chinese Taipei, and then the all important World Trade Organization, it's known by a very, very long name. Indeed. Let me see if he can get this all out is known as the separate customs region of Taiwan Peng who Jim and Madhu bracket Chinese Thai closed bracket. So we're not come chicane when you know, where are you going on holiday? I'm going to separate customs region of but up today. So the name humiliations have a long history. The compromises have a long history. China has the power. It can basically push things along what makes Taiwan so nervous until unhappy about this is that it's a sign that Beijing is not giving up. Beijing is not going to stop. What's next? Is it going to be telling people that telling countries that they shouldn't accept the Taiwan? I mean the Republic of China passport. I mean at the moment, the Taiwan passport is very well accepted. You get a visa, free access to one hundred and forty-eight countries. That's not quite as good as a US or UK. Is work, but it's very, very good. It's like it's number twenty six in the world. Will will that be next on the pressure list and the issue that many people are saying have noticed that it's it's the the United States companies holding back until until lost week that the United States has put up a resistance to to to switching over. It's it's description of Taipei. Why do you think that the US has held back for so long will the US has a long history of being a staunch ally of Taiwan. It's the only country that sells weapons on a regular basis to the island, but the US has since nineteen Seventy-nine has had a one China policy. So I, the US accepts that there is, but one China simply has a fudge where it doesn't actually say what that means for the island itself. And of course, in June the US just opened a very large quasi embassy triple the size of its old one, the it's called the. Institute, Taiwan not called an embassy. There's no embassador people who staff that quote, unquote embassy have to resign from the diplomatic service before they do it. So there are always compromises, but the US has been about as close to Taiwan as you can be these days while still being friends with China, we have this issue now that we have companies doing business in China. Often finding themselves struggle struggling to balance the demands of of what the. Of what the Chinese damone business to be like when it works in China, but also the fact that they have that ideological pressure saying, we can't actually just do exactly what paging tells us to. I think the real question for business is where where does it end? If it's simply a matter of changing dropdown menu, that's actually not a huge deal. If you go to the American Airlines menu and you look up Glasgow, it doesn't say Glasgow, Scotland says, Glasgow coma, United Kingdom..
"president xi jinping" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Records the sham price of. Tung Chung plunged by the maximum daily limit of ten percent on Tuesday President Xi Jinping said that has called for an immediate investigation. After regulators accused the company of fabricating data on its rabies vaccine and supplying substandard versions of others And the former White. House spokesman Sean Spicer has admitted that as he put it he screwed up when he claimed that President, Trump's inauguration last year drew record crowds he was speaking to. The BBC in his first UK broadcast interview since he resigned a year ago I think what I was trying to do and clearly not well was changed. The focus from. The number of people attending it to focus on the total audience, that had. Watched it and I thought we were much safer ground there. Then trying to focus on the number of people in different areas of the National Mall here. In Washington I did not clearly do, a very good job of that Mr. Spicer denied that, President Trump was to blame for the proliferation of what's become known as fake news. Saying the media would responsible for errors and full story's BBC news you're listening to the newsroom from the BBC World Service, with me not Jalil we start in Greece where forest fires. Raging near the capital Athens have killed at least twenty people and injured more than one hundred more Most of the victims died, in their. Homes or their cars some believe to be tourists these people. In the holiday resort of Mattie were trapped by the fire as it spread What can I say it's, over we are alive and that's what's important Thankfully the see was there and we went into the. Sea because the flames were chasing, us all the way through. The water it, reminded me of, the eruption it's won't pay exactly that and I. Said oh my. God we, must run to save ourselves and nothing else it was terrible the fires the worst in Greece for more than. A decade have led to a motorway being. Closed and trains being, canceled people are being advised to leave their. Homes the Greek Prime? Minister Alexis. Tsipras is presiding, over the emergency response We will do whatever is. Humanly possible in order to control the fires despite that I'm concerned that the symbol ten. Years, outbreaks both east and west of Attica correspondent Andrew plant has been following this story and Andrew the scale of this disaster. Huge that's right yes he extremely, serious I'm afraid just overnight. The number of, people killed has, gone from four up to ten then jumped to. Twenty and now. They're saying, at least twenty so looking very serious there we know this more than one hundred people have been injured including. We're told sixteen children if you look at. Pictures from the area, around Monte on the east coast of Greece You see trees. On fire you, see those fees are very close to lots of homes the sky is full. Of orange smoke and there's large parts of the. Horizon on fire and as you said the roads that have been blocked, by the sheer amount of calls she's trying to leave the, area Marty looks like. The worst place that's right. On the. Coast. And it looks like quite a lot of people, that got trapped by ring of fire some. Of these people who have tried to leave by road and we think some of those who've been killed were..
"president xi jinping" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Those three countries has also acknowledged that is important that the sanctions regime in place today remain in place until such time as that denuclearization is in fact completely and president xi jinping we've had time in the china us relationship inspector general's clinton email probe report says a former fbi director james comey was in subordinate and not alerting his superiors about his public statements in two thousand sixteen but it was not caused by bias meanwhile current fbi director christopher wray says nothing in the report impugns the integrity of his workforce this report did not find any evidence of political bias or improper considerations actually impacting the investigation under review the report does identify errors of judgment violations of or even disregard for policy and decisions that at the very least with the benefit of hindsight were not the best choices but he says the agencies work in the recent past includes breaking up terrorist plots in san francisco at fisherman's warf and at a crowded shopping mall in miami attorney general jeff sessions today putting the blame on immigrants coming into the country for the separation from their families having children does not give you a meaty from arrest and prosecution bringing children with you doesn't guarantee you won't get prosecute cannot be and house speaker paul ryan says new legislation is needed now this is because a court ruling and so i do think ought to be addressed we believe it should be addressing immigration legislation so what's happening at the border and the separation parents and their children is because of a court ruling that's why i think legislations necessary.
"president xi jinping" Discussed on KQED Radio
"China's president xi jinping said a couple of really important things this week he indicated that he's willing to open up china's economy a bit more and to protect the intellectual property of foreign companies that are doing business in china now president trump often complains that stolen trade secrets cost the us economy billions of dollars every year npr's jim zarroli has the story it's not like other presidents haven't tried to do something about intellectual property theft by china trade negotiators in the bush and obama administrations spent a lot of time and energy in behind the scenes talks with beijing officials they tried carrots they tried sticks sometimes there appear to be breakthroughs in september two thousand fifteen obama said he reached an agreement with chinese president gee to address the problem i raised once again are very serious concerns about growing cyber threats to american companies and american citizens i indicated that it has to stop and for a while afterward it looked like theft by chinese companies slowed down says sam sacks a senior fellow at the center for strategic and international studies but sack says it didn't last and i think that in some ways that agreement was largely a symbolic political win at one time this dispute was mainly about pirated dvd's and movies but sack says the last few years have seen a ratcheting up of chinese ambitions to dominate certain fields such as robotics and artificial intelligence what that means is they're doubling down on efforts to acquire advanced technology proprietary trade secrets and they're doing it at a time when the administration of president xi jinping has consolidated power in the bureaucracy today foreign companies are more likely to complain that their software has been stolen by chinese competitor or that they were forced to give up trade secrets in exchange for access to china's lucrative and fast growing markets wendy cutler is four for acting deputy at the us trade representative's office cutler says us officials have often complained to beijing about these practices they would say well you know give us examples and we'll take care of them and many of our companies were very reluctant to give that information in fear of retribution and she says when us companies were willing to go on the record with complaints beijing would often brush them aside for his part president trump has promised a much more confrontational approach to.
"president xi jinping" Discussed on WINS 1010
"Wins news time five thirty four china has vowed to counter attack with great strength if president donald trump goes through with a hundred billion dollars worth of additional tariffs on chinese goods but white house chief economic adviser larry cudlow tells cnn state of the union the tariffs are justified we have had to go in fire shot across the bow china's behavior it's twenty years now it's more than unfair trading practices it's illegal trading practices because they're stealing our property rights president trump tweeted today that china will ease trade barriers because in his words it is the right thing to do he did not elaborate on why he so optimistic only saying that why the he and chinese president xi jinping will always be friends no matter what happens with our dispute on trade wins news time five thirty five vigil is being held tonight for the canadian junior hockey team devastated in a bus crash that killed fifteen people friday night more from correspondent mona rivera flowers teddy bears are lining the stairs to the hockey arena in humboldt where the community had been planning game six of the broncos playoffs instead the arena is hosting a tribute to those who died many of them teenagers also lost head coach darcy hogan who sister debbie carpenter says the team meant everything to him those are as boys i know he would have and he did good laid down his life for any of them a gofundme page for the victims families raised nearly three million dollars in one day cause of the collision with a tractor trailer on us schedule on highway is still under investigation wins news time five thirty six big traffic problems in pennsylvania or a section of route thirty in east pittsburgh collapsed in a landslide yesterday radic fire chief tom petrovic says part of the road slid down hill about forty feet into an apartment building dom gas company is going to terminate gas to these units were doing a lot of this as a safety precaution because we don't know which way the hills born transportation officials say that section of highway could be shut down for months wins news time five thirty seven positive focused imaginative forward thinking they're the people who see possibilities that others don't we are proud to introduce you to the.
"president xi jinping" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Are rust belt democrats running for reelection and that's what's so interesting i mean he you know he is helping sherrod brown in ohio with these tariffs no doubt about it by the way i mean trump does have someone a very close to him in this fight who knows the impact this could have on islands and that's a guy named terry said who was a longtime governor of iowa and now he is the us ambassador to china and who is buddies with president xi jinping up china so terry brant said this week was saying you know he was saying the company line on you know listen china really has been a bad actor and trade and so on but terry branston is also very intimately aware of the potential repercussions of of what should happen if we did impose a whole bunch of tariffs on china or of china impose a two bunch of tariffs on our stuff and so you have to be wondering what he is thinking right now and you know what's so interesting is that when you ask people will gee if this is the wrong answer to the right question of china really is a chief eater and should china is stealing our intellectual property what would be the answer and most people will tell you well the answer instead of these tariffs would be to work in concert with a whole bunch of other countries to force china to change guess what there used to be something called the tpp the transpacific partnership which excluded china and excluded china for exactly this purpose to try to correct some of these problems and you know trump famously cancelled that right that was both the w bush and obama long game on this and so the trump team i guess is trying to strategy one more thing before we take a quick break that may or may not be completely blown out of the water by whatever happens next scott pruitt the epa administrator we talked about him on the last podcast he continues to be in sort of a a what do you call it cabinet purgatory where it's not clear what his fate might be though the president today did when asked if he had confidence in him the president.
"president xi jinping" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Is helping the banks and other thing aiding china's big banks president xi jinping's crackdown on excessive debt is forcing the smaller banks to turn to the big ones to borrow funds in hong kong i'm yvonne man bloomberg daybreak asia right let's have a look at this mystery train our this midnight train to beijing if you will lead to really reporting of the highest level meaning for taking place there because of well what we don't know or what we do know from that train ed baxter has global news that story and other things from our bloomberg nine sixty san francisco and some what we do and don't know is kind of running into each other isn't it david boy back to another era north korea's kim jong met with china's president xi jinping in beijing that's the nikkei report coming today citing people familiar now bloomberg's peter pay says here's what we know we as we confirmed with three sources that that kim jong un was in china specifically in beijing we have not confirmed reports that he had met with chinese president xi jinping we assume that that would have been the case as we the socialist have indicated but again no confirmation from official confirmation from china or south korea north korea for that matter now the train has left beijing but they're all kinds of reports that kim didn't immediately had backed up yang yang but might be seeing which is quite quite an ordeal because the train is so heavy that the top speed is thirty seven miles per hour china has clamped down on all communications facebook ceo mark zuckerberg expected to testify before the us house energy and commerce committee bloomberg sara frier says he's now come to grips with it but they don't have currently the answers to the where are these fifty million user profiles now when did cambridge analytica delete them they relied on cambridge analytica telling them that all the officers gone yeah it is i been reported that he would testify twelve now they're saying continuing to work on.
"president xi jinping" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One
"But china's antipoverty campaign faces big challenges corruption and a lack of democratic accountability to name just two that even if it is successful in ending extreme poverty in communities like these tens of millions will still be left struggling just above the official poverty line lead you into the communist party though is desperate for success almost seventy years after it came to power the issue goes right to the heart of its claimed to legitimacy it will be an up hills struggled navy but club president xi jinping improving the lots of all of those left behind by china's extraordinary development is now a key domestic priority that was the bbc's john said worth on the topic of building wealth we are often told to pay ourselves first and build our savings but that can be frustrating when interest on those savings is still basically in the nonexistent range enter an app one startup is promising higher interest rates than traditional banks it is fdic insured there are no fees and the mobile savings up only does one thing offer savings accounts yes there are strings attached sally herships checked it out you don't do is ceo beam a new savings app he says while consumers kept low interest on their savings accounts banks are making big profits according to the federal reserve of st louis about three percent but most banks pay less than 1 percent interest on savings accounts do says if banks cut costs they could afford to pay more and that's the model behind beam its accounts will be online only no physical branches and no atms you i woke up uh you know on a monday morning go to my chase branch and it will be nobody at a chase broach roy so these are caught.
"president xi jinping" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Bloomberg's vinny del jude ice the labor department reports jobless claims declined by twenty three thousand last week the two hundred fifty nine thousand texas which bore the brunt of the hurricane reported fewer filings hurricane erma smashed into florida's west coast september tenth but its effect on the job market is been modest hurricane maria made landfall in puerto rico go this week then he daljeet ice bloomberg radio the sp 500 index fell seven points down three tenths of one percent the dow dropped fifty three down twotenths of one percent nasdaq down thirty three down five tenths of one percent that's a bloomberg business flash now bloomberg best with june rosso in ed baxter continues china has had its sovereign credit rating downgraded sp global ratings cut china one notch from aaminus to a bloomberg's tom keene and francine the quad talks about it with yale university senior lecturer stephen roach is this a big deal said they cut the rating agency just follow moody's cuts it's we know there's a debt we do frenzy an actually i can't believe you guys even report what rating agencies do anymore these are torius lead lagging indicators there the last ones to know anything there's a fire in the room and everybody's left the room and they say smoke detectors are going china has a debt problem china has talk very directly and explicitly about its debt problem for a number of years uh even be critical of china for not having moved aggressively to a force at stateowned enterprises to deliver this is a big issue that is being debated inside of china right now they set up a financial stability committee government wide state council wide managed by the president xi jinping they've they've high there on domestic interest rates to address this they have a maze of personnel changes in the regulatory area and they're likely to appoint a new central banker whose very focused on financial stability so this is not new news this is old news and you know the the s p i think is maybe the last one to figure this.
"president xi jinping" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Be on the table when el pais beats this week fences oblige head of global commodities and derivatives research had bank of america merrill lynch is saying that those hoping to limit production ibox boxedin with act ecuador's pulled out of the already the fact of iraq's former saint pancras cuadra half a million barrels day by your and all of these issues i think are going to weigh very heavily on on older members opec producers meeting saint petersburg russia monday with wti futures right now at forty five seventy five and brent forty eight o two well the operator of hong kong stock exchange is said to be getting ready to consult with participants on a planned revamp of the pre open session this will be for the half hour session before the market actually gets underway nine thirty in the morning weekdays and we're told that the discussions will focus on whatever our random matching time instead of the current system that uses the first twenty minutes for ordering and put in the last ten minutes for order matching and preparation that's why we always give you the preopen in about twenty past the changes could come later this year or early next when hong kong x rules out an upgrade to its trading system is stay b by the way of an expansion of its closing auction is today this involves including more stocks and we'll also permitting some short selling in the 10minute end of day session cherry right and president xi jinping is set to be backing the recent government crackdown on large chinese private companies more from bloomberg's yvonne man wall street journal says dahlia wanda hina group on deng insurance and both an international are among those being targeted the clampdown comes right from the top and says she directed financial regulators the economic planning agency and other groups to scrutinize companies were making large acquisitions overseas it's all business policymakers try to stabilize outbound investment in china's yen they mouth we try to avoid japan's experience in the 1980s when companies splurged on us trophy real estate and then got burned by falling prices yvonne man bloomberg daybreak asia hong kong and there's this sidebar full sunshine chairman guo guan chung says that foe son and shareholders should use legal means to protect against rumors and.
"president xi jinping" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"President xi jinping in russian president vladimir putin met in moscow and announce that they oppose any use of force against north korea or sanctions that would strangle its economy maybe if news correspondent ben pray cnn asia my head of about socalled g twenty summit of major nations in germany president trump is spending a day in poland correspondent steve even portnoy is there as well surveys have shown sharply unfavorable views of mr trump in most european countries but that's less the case in this deeply catholic nation were anti immigrant sentiment runs high and the president is a member of the conservative law and justice party mr trump will sit with andrzej duda and other leaders have nations once dominated by the soviet union he'll meet with vladimir putin on the sidelines of the g twenty summit tomorrow in germany the white house is saying very little about the agenda for that meeting and nothing about where the riddle include talk of alleged russian meddling in favour of mr trump in the 2016 election what's secretary of state rex tillerson did have a brief statement ahead of his own trip to europe about the us and russia and there sometimes similar sometimes conflicting goals in syria transition from inclusion of successful ever since stabilizing serious renewed begin no doubt linked processes litigants she's in this country late word of an earthquake a few minutes ago felt in much of the mountain northwest reported as magnitude five point eight it was apparently centered east of missoula montana there's work tonight from his office in from the washington hospital where he's been recovery from serious gunshot wounds that louisiana congressman steve scalise is back in in intensive care there are new concerns about infection his condition is listed as serious further update expected later thursday schoolies was shot and wounded during a baseball practice last month in which the gunman targeted republican members of congress gene conley plate probaseball in the 1950s and '60s pro basketball to was on world championship teams in both the milwaukee braves in baseball the celtics in the nba former dodger pitcher her skin on nba dotcoms hardnosed competiton he didn't say much he quietly it's tough gene conley has died he was.