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"ron omitted" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Nineteen vaccines as bait for new diplomatic partners also ahead the members of the security council expressed support to lebanon to help it exit the current crises and to address the economic security humanitarian challenges as well as the impact of covid nineteen facing the country. Easier said than done and our contributor in beirut layla moulana allen will be here to explain. Why lebanon's politicians ought preferring to savings. Then do them. We'll take a leaf through the italian newspapers and monaco's kolata rabelo will be here as well. Colada what will you be talking about well in two thousand twenty one. It's always census month. Somewhere in the world solve bring you an ode to the census. That's all coming up right here on the briefing on monocle. Twenty four tom and welcome to today's edition of the briefing. With me andrew muller it is a hardy perennial of diplomatic discourse campaign by the people's republic of china to pluck away the few remaining countries which have chosen to maintain full relations with the republic of china better known as taiwan among the fifteen remaining countries which have embassies in taipei rather than beijing is honduras but their loyalty may be shifting honduras president juan orlando hernandez has floated the prospect of opening a trade office in china to facilitate the acquisition of covid nineteen vaccines. Well let's get the latest with. Ron omitted director of oxford university's china center. Rana thank you as always for joining us. Is this the beginning of the end for honduras and taiwan. Do you think i think it could. Well be andrew. I mean over the last decade and more the already very small number of countries in the world which continued to recognize the republic of china based momentun entire pay of course has been shrinking and of course covert nineteen has been a perfect opportunity for china to try and pick off a small number of the countries which still maintain that relationship with taipei taipei has had some opportunities to push bad so for instance they've been liaising with india to try and get hold of some of the vaccine supply that they have and diverted to some of the south american countries but the problem of course to that now is the india is going through its own horrific cove experience and doesn't have a whole lot to explore so it may be the case. The immediate medical needs push honduras and a couple of other countries to towards beijing. We will come back shortly to what beijing is doing. But there is a curious quirk of that cohort of countries which maintain relations with taiwan. Which is that of the fifteen. Do nine of them are in central. America or the caribbean. Why has that region stayed so loyal. I think there's two reasons really the first one is that. It is a fiercely anti-communist region the vast majority of countries in that region were terrified. By the appearance. You know way way back in the nineteen eighties of nicaragua as a socialist states and their own politics turned extremely right wing in some ways in response to that. So that's one of the reasons that kind of residual fear of beijing is a communist state while the than as a as a major power defined more broadly. The other reason i think has to do with the way in which. Taiwan has basically focused the relatively small but quite focused leverage that it has in terms of financial assistance loans infrastructure payments and so forth. I think that what has thought that is easier to basically make a big splash in a small country that it isn't a large one. And of course many of the countries with talking about all countries that are not huge in terms of their economy and a relatively small. The injection of cash can make more of a difference there. Well let's take a look at what beijing is doing. Is it pretty clear by now that they are dangling vaccine access in return for diplomatic recognition. One death think it's being stated as explicitly as that. I think there is not much doubt that in practice that he's what's going on beijing is currently in a situation where it is looking to use its rollout of its own vaccines sign evac vaccine afam amongst the brand names that are being used as a means of engendering goodwill this has been happening in other parts of the world the united arab emirates is one country where they've used a lot of chinese vaccines. Malaysia is another sir in that sense. What's happening in central. America is really part of a wider global strategy but not universal global rather china is finding areas where there's a sort of soft underbelly in terms of lack of vaccine tradition. I'm focusing in there to say. Well look we can help on this matter because we have recently seen as well. The curious case of guatemala's foreign minister pedro brownlow canceling a trip to taiwan. He was Sheduled to make he did site covid. Nineteen as the reason which is of course not completely implausible. But is there a chance. He's being got it. I think it's almost certain that china beijing is using its diplomatic muscle to try and persuade these. These more states that they'd be much better off dealing with beijing however it is important to note that beijing doesn't have an absolutely unanswerable. Offer first of all many of these countries. What they really want is export markets in china often has to open its markets. More than it does Than it has done in the past. The other question of course is how far china's position reliably to supply that sort of vaccine on a long-term basis. So these questions. That i think the foreign ministers will be asking but there's no doubt that plenty the currently hedging their bets between taipei and beijing because they of course see an opportunity for leverage as well in terms of being relatively small countries. That don't often get much geopolitical muscle. Indeed there are a couple of glorious cases of countries which have changed from one to the other then back again and then back again depending on who was offering a the making the better off rather at the time but if we look aside from the issue of vaccine diplomacy how much longer can taiwan sustain this because of course the just not going to be able to outspend or out offer china forever other. I think that in terms of the kind of arms race suspending. Its claim that. Taiwan just doesn't have the kind of resources that beijing does of course beijing is currently holding large amounts of debt. And of course it's economy has suffered during the pandemic so it's not a perfect position to supply that kind of funding. I think taiwan is moving much more any way towards a rather different sort of narrative about itself from the world which is as a liberal democracy..
Honduras, in Diplomatic Shift, May Open China Office
"It is a hardy perennial of diplomatic discourse campaign by the people's republic of china to pluck away the few remaining countries which have chosen to maintain full relations with the republic of china better known as taiwan among the fifteen remaining countries which have embassies in taipei rather than beijing is honduras but their loyalty may be shifting honduras president juan orlando hernandez has floated the prospect of opening a trade office in china to facilitate the acquisition of covid nineteen vaccines. Well let's get the latest with. Ron omitted director of oxford university's china center. Rana thank you as always for joining us. Is this the beginning of the end for honduras and taiwan. Do you think i think it could. Well be andrew. I mean over the last decade and more the already very small number of countries in the world which continued to recognize the republic of china based momentun entire pay of course has been shrinking and of course covert nineteen has been a perfect opportunity for china to try and pick off a small number of the countries which still maintain that relationship with taipei taipei has had some opportunities to push bad so for instance they've been liaising with india to try and get hold of some of the vaccine supply that they have and diverted to some of the south american countries but the problem of course to that now is the india is going through its own horrific cove experience and doesn't have a whole lot to explore so it may be the case. The immediate medical needs push honduras and a couple of other countries to towards beijing.
"ron omitted" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio
"When was the last time you spent a night? In a hotel or motel that could be expressed in quarterly results do today from Marriott. It'll be January to March and will watch closely to see what the company is forecasting for the locked down quarter. Were in now. Meanwhile hotel chains are rethinking for a time. When guests return marketplace's Kristen Schwab has more. Think about some of the things people love about hotels the pool the SPA housekeeping. Now all these things feel kind of weird hotels have always been about clean. But now it's going to be about clean with a double exclamation point Phil Cordell Global Head of new brand development at Hilton says. The company is paying special attention to high touch areas like light switches and TV remotes and starting in June when guests get their rooms. There'll be a sticker seal on the door that says the room has been cleaned with Lysol. All this is about keeping people safe but Robert Cole. At market research firm focused right says it's also a bit of theater straight. Were doing everything we can keep. Safety and perceived safety is going to be the most important part of getting customers back and a lot of this will fall on who Cole says is the industry's most important employees. Not The general managers not chef concierge housekeeper and other business where corona virus has put a light on. Just how valuable hourly workers are. I'm Kristen Schwab for marketplace. The pandemic is reshaping. The world economy and International Relations Take Britain with campaign to forge closer ties with Beijing under strain from London. Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports. The British government is furious about many aspects of behavior of covered nineteen but what's angered ministers. The most is Beijing's failure to report the outbreak early enough to stop it spiraling into a pandemic foreign secretary. Dominic Robb said at a news conference that Sino British relations have suffered we kind of business as usual after this crisis and we'll have to ask the hard questions that how it came about how it couldn't have been stopped earlier. Britain does much less business with China and do the US Germany or Australia. Nevertheless says Ron omitted director of Oxford. University's China Center. Beijing and London had been getting closer for the last few years relationship between Britain and China has actually been quite warm in various ways. The Brits agreed to allow the Chinese telecom giant hallway to build some parts of the. Uk's new Five G. Network and they've already let China invest in Britain's nuclear power industry that enables China to go round the world elsewhere saying. Why didn't you team up with us? Because the Brits have done it and they seem to find it. Fine critics of both deal say now is the time to pull the plug. They say the incompetence and deceit the Chinese Communist Party over the Corona Virus Show. It cannot be trusted. Matthew Henderson is a former diplomat and now the pro democracy think tank the Henry Jackson Society. If something goes wrong with a nuclear industry. What sort of trouble are you in if something goes wrong? Hallway suddenly are five genetic collapses. We cannot afford to let this happen. He says it was always mad to cozy up to a regime whose long-term goal is to undermine and supplant western style democracy in the rule of law Britain. He says must pull back from Beijing. If we do. Not How can I allies? See Us as anything other than flawed and craven and captured but scrapping nuclear deal in rebuffing Wa way could be immensely expensive for an economically battered Britain especially as it severs its ties with the European Union and needs all the new trading partners. It can get in London. I'm Stephen Beard for marketplace and United Airlines has been telling customers. Its plan is to keep middle seats open on flights to help with social distancing yet a passenger aboard a Newark to San Francisco Flight. The other day tweeted a photo of what appears to be a packed plane. Everyone has a mask on. Usa Today quotes United saying that flight had twenty-five Medical Professionals. Avoid flying free after volunteering. Their services in New York we are from. Apm American public media..
"ron omitted" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Four the briefing is brought to you in partnership with Rolex Hello balance to our relationship with China but as I have made very clear I will not accept a bad deal for the American people. US President Donald Trump has discovered a human rights front to his trade war with China. We'll have the latest on that we'll also get around up the days of the main stories with our panelists quinton appeal and Stephanie Bolton and we'll hear from the British Labour MP Jess Phillips about the peculiar difficulties of practical politics in Brexit Britain it's fair to say that this is that people say at the moment and the deadlock has definitely stop the ordinary practical politics just trying to shift the dial on things definitely is stopped it and Monica senior editor Robert Bound will be here to take us through the morning newspapers that's all coming up right here on the briefing monocle twenty four welcome to today's edition of the briefing with me Andrew Miller it is fair to say that the presidency of old trump has not made a huge thing of its concern for human rights abroad however it is on precisely this pretext that the US has opened up a new front in trump's going trade war with China twenty-eight Chinese companies have been blacklisted by the US over the alleged connections to Beijing's repression of the weeds of Zhejiang Province Movin million of the largely Muslim minority have been turned in what China calls vocational training centers but which everyone else believes are something rather more. sinister joined with more on this by Ron omitted director of Oxford University's China Center runner we will come back shortly to the kids between these companies and what is occurring in Jinjiang but I to the blacklist what does it actually mean for a company that he's on it they're very nations andrew in what is actually constrained but basically it means that it makes it much more difficult or in some cases impossible for these these companies to source parts or chips search or a components from the United States and since we're talking here for the most part about high tech companies and since even the production for these sorts of items the US that creates a serious problem in terms than being able to supply coal pass that they need you say it's high tech companies and obviously these would be companies who the US is suggesting are involved with this extraordinary apparatus of surveillance that China has been building in Jin Jiang but is that really what the it starts is concerned about here well I think first of all it's worth saying that the Xinjiang situations one that the United States is not made very a prominent statements on previous and therefore it's good that issue is being raised in a way that I suspect the previous administrations would have said much earlier on that having been said I think it is it's not the it is very significant that is a tech set of tech companies that are being approached here in terms of these these blacklistings and it seems that the nation of the trump administration if you look at what is overall their policy towards China is very very much oriented trying to constrain or even you might say strangle at birth the capacity of China to innovate and create its own high-technology areas such as Arthur intelligence virtual reality and so forth so I suspect that there is a tech war trade war going on below the surface of human rights in terms of the rhetoric is the US at least enjoying lately the prospect of embarrassing China about its behavior in Jin Jiang L. Yes I think there's no doubt that the trump administration regards any opportunity to Jason Make China or indeed other countries look foolish in front of the world as a good opportunity that said it is notable that trump has not there's many opportunities as he might have done to actually make this point with the Hong Kong crisis which has obviously been going on for several months trump has been very constructive restrained in terms of how he has criticize what China has done you you might say he's hardly criticized the tool so in that sense come into Xinjiang looks like an outline robbed them part of a wider strategy about human rights so how does this as the United States might see and I will add to this the usual apology for asking anybody to explain what Donald Trump is thinking but as he would see it how would this play into the trade war he is currently attempting to wage with China on this issue actually I think the other ones that counts about on this one I think action is something very clear and actually quite long standing in what Donald Trump is trying to do he believes above all that it is important indeed imperative the future prosperity of the United States America first that the tech sector in China should be as constrained as possible and therefore any tactics that can be used using human rights as an excuse so finding trade war which will prevent China developing its technology is really at the heart of course he is concerned about agriculture sure products and clothing and these other things that are part of the trade war but the tech sector is really where the beating heart of this dispute conflict you could say really lies certainly in in trump's doing so on the particular issue of the blacklist how annoyed is Beijing going to be about it and do they have any options for retaliation I think in the short term is going to be problematic because in a lot of areas including artificial intelligence oriented video surveillance which of course is one of the products is being used in ancient John which the protests have come out of about e e hard in the very short term to source these sorts of components but the fact is that honest tech sector is becoming more innovative by the month if not by the day and some would argue that the people who'd be laughing loudest at the Chinese military because any excuse to essentially get more election funding from the Chinese government to develop these chips and components at home in China rather than having important from the US will manna from heaven from the point of view of China's top military two ships they may actually say thank you president trump will they'll do it in private just finally given how seriously overall do you think Beijing is still taking uh-huh trade war have they already by now reached the point of thinking we may be really only have another year of this nonsense to put up with we can kind of white him out and assumed that whoever succeeds him is is slightly less dogmatic on this one I don't think the Chinese will be assuming that trump will be defeated next year dating anyone else should assume that either no I think they are coming to terms with it but a different sort away there's been much more concentration trying to make the domestic economy and genus production as robust as possible that supposedly made in China Twenty twenty-five which essentially is trying to provide as much self-sufficiency in a whole Brian not of high value sectors as possible so I think it's in terms of the growth of the domestic economy becoming less dependent on the United States sometimes called de-coupling that the Chinese government really thinking and just a final note that will be true regardless of whether president trump has re elected president XYZ Democrat is elected a warrant or Biden instead I think the China us question is not going to go away romito thanks as always for joining with a look now at the day's headlines here's Mongols Yelling Goffin thank you Andrew Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam says she won't use colonial era emergency powers to introduce new laws lamb signal that she was ushering in measures to quell political protests lists but to move prompted a backlash from demonstrators in the city state Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the country's main opposition leader Andrew Scheer have I in a heated television debate in Ottawa sheer called Trudeau a phoney and a fraud who did not deserve to be reelected in this month's election and today's monocle minutes reports that Taiwan is set to get its first new airline in decades starlets will take to the skies at the beginning of next year routes to Japan and potentially the US are in the pipeline for more on the story heads to Monaco dot com slash minute those are today's headlines Spec to you Andrew Thanks Yolene let's get the latest this headlines Now I'm joined by Bloomberg's Union pots you and we were just discussing China's relationship with the US we've had some strong words today from Beijing yes China is China's saying stay tuned for retaliation over the US tech blacklist markets today reacting to the news it's not looking very positive for those trade talks expecting to start on Thursday between the world's two biggest economies that had been hoping markets that they would patch things up but today things have taken a turn for the worst so every single major stock market in Europe trading in the reds today China saying it would hit back from the trump administration placing of eight tech giants on blacklist over alleged human rights violations against Muslim minorities China's folks saying we urge the US I to immediately correct it's mistake draw the relevant decision and stop interfering in China's internal affairs a pretty strong words there the the blacklist really takes president trump's economic war against China in direction the first time he's Cited human rights as a reason for action pass moves including that blacklist on being taken on national security grounds companies on blacklisted include to video surveillance companies that by some accounts controlled as much as a third of the global market for video surveillance and have comers all over the world so this is AFOR technology which China is a real leader in an it's clearly not happy that the US is interfering in that lead and markets not too happy at the suffering of so spinning plates while working tight rope etc yeah tricky business for Jay Powell the US federal is the world's most important central bank I will soon be rain weighing whether to cut rates for a third time this year traditionally downturns homegrown and household lead their triggered by spikes just rights and fuelled by financial economic excess now arguably none of that's is work this time around the threat is much more global investors nervous about a possible recession is that it's a global geopolitical shock to business sentiment that is driving things and other political factors like Britain's a potentially messy messy messy exit from the European Union if and when it ever happens and this all posing something of a dilemma for the Federal Reserve the US economy has thus far been a pretty good place on employment near fifty year Yo fifty fifty year low longest period of economic growth in US St there's definitely a slowdown in the US under certainly a global slowdown over the last few months we've seen the economy of many countries on the world slowdown quite rapidly so we're going to hear from Jay Powell he's going to be delivering a speech later on this afternoon US Time and then we've got a couple more meeting Coming soon monocle and Rolex bring you the pioneers the pioneers is a brand new series that tells the stories of people improving the planet you'll hear how Rolex support viollis action continues to be the crucial driver of change the pioneers coming soon to monocle twenty four.