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Fresh update on "shanghai" discussed on TIME's Top Stories

TIME's Top Stories

01:29 min | 9 hrs ago

Fresh update on "shanghai" discussed on TIME's Top Stories

"As she cracks down on China's protesters, demonstrators around the world show solidarity by Amy gunne Chinese authorities moved quickly to stamp out large protests over its zero COVID policies that flared in major Chinese cities last weekend. But protests have continued outside of the mainland, with shows of solidarity popping up across the world, largely driven by members of the Chinese Diaspora. These fellow demonstrators have gathered at universities, consulates, government buildings, and other landmarks on several continents. These shows of support have taken place in major cities all over the world from Tokyo to Melbourne, New York to Taipei, and Hong Kong. In Europe alone, demonstrations occurred in London, Paris, Rome, Lisbon, Berlin, and Budapest. At these people have shouted some of the same slogans heard on the streets of Shanghai and Beijing, but even though Chinese president Xi Jinping's power to quash dissent isn't as strong outside China's borders, it remains to be seen if these diasporic protests will lose steam as they've been fueled by the endurance of the protesters on the mainland. Large scale protests in China are rare, owing to Beijing's security apparatus and censorship system. Protests by the Chinese Diaspora aren't common either. Perhaps due to fears of Beijing's reach overseas, a 2020 report by Human Rights Watch, for example, alleged that the Chinese government surveils Chinese students in Australia documenting how some students at Australian universities modified their behavior and self censored to avoid being reported to authorities back home by fellow classmates. Still, on Monday, about 200 people most of them Chinese gathered in front of the state library in Melbourne, according to the Australian broadcasting corporation. Some late flowers, and many held up sheets of blank white paper, a burgeoning symbol of protest. Others used the opportunity to speak out against other human rights issues, like Beijing's treatment of Uyghur people, and its crackdown in Hong Kong. Pictures circulating on social media showed a separate group gathering to light candles for the victims of the fire that catalyzed the Führer in China last weekend at Sydney's town hall. I think they protest partly for the same reasons why people in China protest, which is that they are suffering from the consequences of the zero COVID restrictions, both in terms of physical human contact, as well as economic disruptions, says Steve sang, the director of the SOA S China institute at the University of London. They are able to compare the situation in China with where they live, usually in western democracies, and see that the she approach is unnecessarily restrictive and harmful to people. The same day hundreds gathered at U.S. universities, including Harvard and Columbia and near Chinese consulates in Chicago and New York's chanting, anti government slogans, according to The Associated Press. Many wore masks to hide their faces, reportedly fearful that protesting might put their families in China at risk. In Chicago, people echoing the calls of protesters in China chanted, we don't want PCR tests, we want food and we don't want a dictator, we want votes, according to the AP. On Sunday, a vigil was held in Taipei to mourn the victims of the fire. It morphed into a protest as people gathered with candles, reportedly began to chant anti Chinese government slogans. Reuters also recorded vigils and protests in London and Paris. In China's special administrative region of Hong Kong, more than two dozen demonstrators gathered in the central district during the evening rush hour on Monday, holding white sheets of paper in front of their faces, and in Tokyo, hundreds of protesters, many of them Chinese gathered near shinjuku station on Wednesday, according to local media. Another rally is scheduled at New York's Washington square park on Sunday. But if protests within China subside, it's unclear how long these overseas demonstrations will go on, saying says she will do whatever it takes to stop the mainland protests, and he's already started. Barricades were erected in Shanghai after the weekend's protest. Online sensors went into overdrive to wipe social media of posts and accounts, providing news about the protests and police have reportedly stopped pedestrians in some cities to search their phones. This week a heavy police presence in Beijing and other key cities has deterred a repeat of the weekend's events. The protests abroad can and probably will continue for a bit longer outside of China as the repressive and intimidation machinery is less effective outside of China as saying. But he adds, if the protests in China are suppressed, those supportive ones outside will Peter out too..

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China eases some virus controls, searches pedestrians

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 2 d ago

China eases some virus controls, searches pedestrians

"More Chinese cities have eased some anti virus restrictions as police patrol their streets to head off protests. Many major cities, including Chengdu in the southwest, announced they were easing testing requirements and controls and movement in some areas markets and bus services reopened the announcements did not mention the recent protests in Shanghai, Beijing and at least 6 are the cities, the protests erupted in response to tough antivirus restrictions which saw mediums throughout China confined to their homes. The recent loosening of restrictions is a sign president Xi Jinping's government was trying to subdue public anger after there was some cause by protesters for chita resign. I am Karen Chammas

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Fresh update on "shanghai" discussed on Bloomberg Business of Sports

Bloomberg Business of Sports

02:47 min | 10 hrs ago

Fresh update on "shanghai" discussed on Bloomberg Business of Sports

"To bring us up to speed on why albertina torso Paris transport reported with Bloomberg news. Albertina, thank you for being on the Bloomberg business of sports. I have to say it's a big disappointment and this adds to all the tensions that we are seeing right now. In China, which are related to COVID persistence, the reason for the scrapping of the grace, which was supposed to take place in April sometime in April, just adds to all the pain that we're seeing right now in China, China has adopted a zero COVID policy. There are people on the streets right now that are protesting against these persistent restrictions. I think the rest of the world and other parts of Asia have moved on have COVID under control. But this policy remains in China. There are protests, they started in some apple plants. We heard about those, for example, we are hearing about protests and taking citizens taking to the streets, even on university campuses. They are venting their anger and anger and frustrations on local efficient and the Communist Party. So really putting China under pressure and a Formula One, as you were seeing before, these races are a big moment of joyfulness. And the Singapore one that took place recently after years of pandemic related restrictions really was a big, a big affair for the city for the island, the big party. And also a massive opportunity for hotel operators for actual conferences. Bankers rushed to Singapore to party to meet there is a big need to celebrate and obviously sports as we're also seeing where the World Cup right now are always a reason to celebrate, but also a money making opportunity for businesses. So yes, a big disappointment, even though to be honest, that the news had been circulated, but Formula One only confirmed that the Grand Prix in China is craft for 2023. And our Tina remind us when the last time the Chinese Grand Prix took place because it's been a number of years now. COVID-19 really spread in late December of 2020. Right no, late December 2019. Sorry, it's been a couple years. But you're right. So next year, we're talking here the season of 2023, right? Which it has a bit of a different calendar. It will start around the first race will be March 5, 20, 23, and so 2023 will actually be the fourth year of absence of a circuit race from a Chinese delay, was hosted in Shanghai in April 2019. So once again, these are it's a long stretch. And some of these cities, some of these countries have actually lost out. It's not super easy after to come back. I mean, there always will be demand to go to China. It's not only it's not only sports, that is interested in China, one of the other areas I've talked closely is luxury shops are still closed. Lockdowns. So as soon as China reopens, there will be demand, but once again, when you've been absent from a sport for many years, there was a contract that has been extended to China to host the Formula One races there. One more year. But afterwards, those contracts end. And will there be demand to be there? There is many other venues that are dying to actually really put and come forward. For these races, because once again, a race is sports, but it's not always sports. It's also business. So it's going to be interesting to see that China slot that next year is now MD who will step in to fill the ten. Do you think this is the reason that Matthias benotto split from Scuderia Ferrari? No, I'm just kidding. I'm still. Now, seriously though, seriously though, what is the impact on F one in the upcoming season? I mean, who's going to get a who's going to get a circuit here who's going to get a raise who benefits who loses here? Yes, it's a very good question here when we're talking of Formula One races. Look, let's speak about where the race could take place. Formula One since September announced a very ambitious calendar of races. It's going to be 24 races for 2023. It's a record. So this is very interesting. Paris transport reporter with Bloomberg news on the news that Grand Prix and F one have canceled the race in China due to COVID albertina, thank you so much for joining us right here on the Bloomberg business of sports. Thank you for having

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 China's Xi faces threat from public anger over 'zero COVID'

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | 5 d ago

China's Xi faces threat from public anger over 'zero COVID'

"Many a month after granting himself new powers, China's leader Xi Jinping is facing the kind of public anger not seen for decades due to his zero COVID strategy. Demonstrators in Chengdu chanted and locked down and free speech, as well as make China great again as they gathered in the dark around candles in Shanghai protesters assembled along the streets, many chanting and filming a stream of police officers arriving to control the protests. Widespread demonstrations like these have not been seen in China since the army crushed the 1989 student led pro democracy movement in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, John Hopkins political analyst of says, however, the protests happening now are less of a threat to the government than the chairman uprising. Students and protesting that there's clear sign that the party leadership is divided. And

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 China affirms zero-COVID stance, eases rules after protests

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 5 d ago

China affirms zero-COVID stance, eases rules after protests

"China is easing some virus rules, but is affirming their zero COVID stance. Chinese authorities eased anti virus rules in some areas, but are reaffirming their zero COVID strategy after crowds in multiple cities held demonstrations demanding the resignation of China's president Xi Jinping, a deadly apartment fire last week raised questions about overzealous virus controls in the city of Beijing announced it would no longer set up gates to block access to apartment compounds where infections are found. Please use pepper spray against protesters in Shanghai and struggled to suppress demonstrations in other cities. The protests are the most widespread display of opposition to the ruling Communist Party in decades, some protesters called for the party to step down and held up blank pieces of paper to signify resistance against state censorship. The ruling party newspaper people's daily defended zero COVID, saying it has withstood the test of practice.

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China protests spread amid calls for Xi to step down over COVID policies

AP News Radio

00:32 sec | 6 d ago

China protests spread amid calls for Xi to step down over COVID policies

"Protesters in China are calling for president Xi Jinping's resignation over strict COVID measures. Police forcibly clear demonstrators in Shanghai as they took to the streets to publicly oppose the government zero COVID policy, which leaves millions of people confined to their homes for weeks and requires near constant testing. Social media reports indicated that the protests also spread to at least 7 other cities, including Beijing, and dozens of university campuses. Large scale protests are exceedingly rare in China, where public expressions

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Shanghai Disney guests kept in closed park for virus testing

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | Last month

Shanghai Disney guests kept in closed park for virus testing

"Shanghai city government says Disneyland visitors have been temporarily blocked from leaving as part of virus testing that extended to more than 400,000 people The city's health bureau says the park had closed on Monday for testing on staff and visitors or guests had tested negative and were allowed to leave by 8 30 p.m. no details of a possible outbreak had been released but 1.3 million residents of the downtown yangpu district warded on Friday to stay at home for testing Also authorities in the southern city of Macau were clang out virus tests on all of its 700,000 residents after one case was found last week China's government is sticking to a severe zero COVID strategy that shut down Shanghai and other citizens here to try to isolate every case I'm Charles De Ledesma

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Shanghai district orders mass COVID-19 testing, lockdown

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | Last month

Shanghai district orders mass COVID-19 testing, lockdown

"China's largest city of Shanghai is ordering mass testing on all 1.3 million residents of its downtown yangpu district The residents are to be confined to their homes at least until results are known that demand is an echo of measures ordered over the summer that led to a two month lockdown That's devastated the local economy prompting food shortages and rare confrontations between residents and the authorities China has shown no sign of backing away from its hardline zero COVID policy since a major Congress of the ruling Communist Party the concluded this week awarded authoritarian leader Xi Jinping a third 5 year term in power I'm Charles De Ledesma

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China launches a COVID-19 vaccine inhaled through the mouth

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | Last month

China launches a COVID-19 vaccine inhaled through the mouth

"The Chinese city of Shanghai has started administering an inhalable COVID-19 vaccine in what appears to be a world first According to an official city social media account the vaccine amidst that sucked in through the mouth is being offered for free as a booster dose for previously vaccinated individuals needle free vaccines may persuade people who don't like getting a shot to get vaccinated as well as help expand vaccination in poor countries because they're easier to administer China doesn't have a vaccine mandates but wants more people to get booster shots before it relaxes strict pandemic restrictions that are holding back the economy and increasing the outer sink with the rest of the world I'm Charles De Ledesma

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Examining Biden's Chip Ban

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01:50 min | Last month

Examining Biden's Chip Ban

"Let's kick it off with some Biden chip band, give me the lay of the land for this story. Definitely important for a lot of people in electronic space. Yeah, I think the Biden administration part of their strategy is they want to keep their semiconductors at home. So this story essentially came out to where they unveiled part of their strategy and the key points are that they kind of want the semiconductor industry workers to come home that are currently working in China. And then they don't want to send the cutting edge chips, those 5 nanometer 7 nanometer chips over to China. And so if you think about impact on the Bitcoin mining space, it could be that manufacturers in China can't get their chips and maybe produce as much. But I know you have some color on this one, so I'm going to send it back over to you. Yeah, first seeing a story you're like, oh, this is not good for the asic industry because a lot of asic manufacturers were formerly very centralized in China, but luckily it has changed over the last two years, pretty drastically. So we have bitmain and we have micro BT, those make up probably 90% of the asic marketplace, maybe even a little bit more. And both of those teams work through different foundries to procure their chips, notably TSMC, which is based out of Taiwan with bitmain, and then Samsung for micro BT, which is located in South Korea. A lot of the machines were then assembled in China, especially in Shanghai and those sort of areas. But it's not really the case anymore. Luckily bit main and micro BT really saw through this a while ago, made some strategic moves. A lot of both their operations are actually now based in Malaysia and Indonesia. A few other locations in Southeast Asia. That's where they're putting these machines together. So if you get an asic nowadays, that's commonly where it's manufactured.

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China's consumer, factory activity improve but still weak

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 2 months ago

China's consumer, factory activity improve but still weak

"China's consumer spending and output showed improvement in August but are still weak because of continuous coronavirus restrictions analysts have warned the world's second largest economy is taking a hit from repeated shutdowns of cities to fight virus outbreaks economists say this year's Chinese economic growth might come in below 3% less than half of last year's 8.1% the ruling Communist Party has stopped talking about being able to meet its 5.5% target China's rebound from the pandemic has been disrupted by coronavirus restrictions antivirus measures saw industrial centers such as Shanghai shut down as the virus picked up pace from March this year a report from investment bank ING says China's economy remains at risk from future lockdowns I'm Karen Chammas

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Biden's warning to Vladimir Putin over Ukraine

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 2 months ago

Biden's warning to Vladimir Putin over Ukraine

"President Vladimir Putin is vowing to press the attack against Ukraine despite Russian forces being forced into retreat in the face of a Ukrainian counteroffensive in the country's northeast I'm Ben Thomas with the latest The Russian leader was in Uzbekistan for a summit of the Shanghai cooperation organization In a one on one meeting Indian prime minister Narendra Modi told him this should not be an era of war urging him to go on a path of peace Putin replied had heard Modi's concerns repeatedly and Russia intends to end the war as quickly as possible but added its Ukraine that won't negotiate and wants to achieve its goals on the battlefield Later Putin told reporters deliberation of Ukraine's entire eastern Donbass region remains Russia's main military goal no change After the Ukrainian counter offensive Putin said let's

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Under COVID lockdown, Xinjiang residents complain of hunger

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 2 months ago

Under COVID lockdown, Xinjiang residents complain of hunger

"Under China's latest COVID lockdown jinjiang residents are complaining of hunger Residents of a city in China's far west say their experiencing hunger forced quarantines and dwindling supplies of medicine and daily necessities after more than 40 days in a virus lockdown hundreds of posts have riveted users of Chinese social media with residents sharing videos of empty fridges feverish children and people screaming from their windows the dire conditions and food shortages are reminiscent of a harsh lockdown in Shanghai this spring when thousands of residents posted online complaining they were delivered rotting vegetables or denied critical medical care I'm Charles De Ledesma

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Putin and Xi to meet in Uzbekistan next week, official says

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 3 months ago

Putin and Xi to meet in Uzbekistan next week, official says

"Official says Russia's leader Vladimir Putin and Chinese president Xi Jinping are to meet in Uzbekistan next week Although a summit could see another step in warming ties between two paths that are increasingly facing off against the west the meeting at the Shanghai cooperation organization a political economic and security forum that China and Russia dominate comes at a delicate time for both leaders Putin's dealing with the economic and political fallout of his war in Ukraine that's left Russia isolated She meanwhile is facing a slowing economy as he seeks a third 5 year term as Communist Party leader while he's expected to secure it that would represent a break with precedent I'm Charles De Ledesma

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Taiwan 101: Sebastian Talks to David Goldman of the Asia Times

America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast

02:13 min | 4 months ago

Taiwan 101: Sebastian Talks to David Goldman of the Asia Times

"Known as the Spangler columnist for Asia times also PJ media Claremont institute on and on and on and most recently the author of you will be assimilated China's plan to sign a form the world David Goldman. Welcome back to America first. It's a privilege pleasure to talk to you thanks for the invitation. So I want to do a kind of one on one O one here. If you don't mind, because not everybody, we have 3 million plus lists. There's not everybody is assigned knowledge and understands exactly the significance of what happened recently in Asia. So if I may, please endow me, what is Taiwan, how was it formed, and why does it matter? Let's start with the basics with regards to Pelosi's recent trip. When the communists won the Chinese Civil War in 1947. The nationalist forces under Shanghai shek, our Friends, to camped en masse to the little island of then called formosa or Taiwan. And established an alternative Chinese state, the republic of China. All the international agreements agreed that this island was part of China the same way say Puerto Rico is part of the United States. However, they had opposing governments in the stood each other off. Now, in 1972, when Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger went to China and began the process of restoring diplomatic relations, they agreed that Taiwan and China were part of the same country and then it was up to the Chinese to the two sides to work out what their common future was without American interference. That was the Shanghai communique of 1972. And I spoke to one of the original members of the Nixon delegation who helped draft that communique. In 1972, and I was told that Pelosi's visit to China was a really terrible idea because it violated the spirit of the agreement. Why

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China Targeted Federal Reserve to Build Informant Network

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

00:36 sec | 4 months ago

China Targeted Federal Reserve to Build Informant Network

"Targeted fad to build informant network, access data, a probe says. China tried to build a network of informants inside the Federal Reserve system at one point threatening to imprison a fed economist during a trip to Shanghai unless he agreed to provide non public economic data. The investigation by Republican staff members of the Senate committee on Homeland Security and governmental affairs found that over a decade that employees were offered contracts with Chinese talent recruitment programs, which often include cash payments as to provide information on the U.S. economy, interest rate changes in policies. According to a report of findings released on Tuesday, what a surprise, the Chinese are spying on it.

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Heat wave, flooding leave multiple people dead in China

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 5 months ago

Heat wave, flooding leave multiple people dead in China

"Flooding and extreme high temperatures have caused multiple deaths in eastern China as summer heat descends earlier than usual Record high temperatures have been identified just east of the global business hub Shanghai topping out at 107°F on Wednesday neighboring coastal provinces are also suffering under high heat while further inland many people have been hospitalized for heat stroke with an as yet unreported number of deaths experts say such extreme weather events are becoming more likely because of climate change also warmer air can store more water leading to bigger cloud bursts when it's released I'm Charles De

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China trade surplus surges to record as exports accelerate

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 5 months ago

China trade surplus surges to record as exports accelerate

"China's exports are roaring back after pandemic shutdowns China's monthly exports rose 17.9% from one year ago to $331.2 billion while their trade surplus hit a record of 97.9 billion in June Exports to the United States surged 19.3% Antivirus controls that shut down the port city of Shanghai were lifted and shippers moved out of backwood of cargo imports of cut rate Russian oil and gas or up 56% of China's imports are up only 1% overall from last year reflecting a government effort to reduce debt that has hit the construction industry there and a global economy still weakened by the pandemic Forecasters have cut estimates for China's economic growth to as low as 2% this year in a report from capital economics analyst Julian Evans Pritchard says exports rebounded strongly as shipping bottlenecks eased but we think this may be the last hurrah for China's pandemic export boom before shipments dropped back down on cooling demand I'm Jennifer King

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Shanghai, Beijing order new round of mass COVID-19 testing

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 5 months ago

Shanghai, Beijing order new round of mass COVID-19 testing

"China's started a new round of mass COVID-19 testing Residents of parts of Shanghai and Beijing have been ordered to undergo further rounds of the testing following the discovery of new cases in the two cities restaurants have also been restricted to take out only in one northern city an area which endured one of China's most sweeping lockdowns under the hardline zero COVID policy that gambling hub Macau has shut down one of its most famous hotel casinos after cases were discovered there The strict measures have been retained despite relatively low numbers of cases I'm Charles De

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Charlie Debates Trans Marxist Ben Carollo on China

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:39 min | 5 months ago

Charlie Debates Trans Marxist Ben Carollo on China

"How are an individuals wants and needs represented best in a Marxist society? I'll ask the commie. Obviously through their democratic structure, like the reality is, right? This is the thing, right? Obviously going back to the role of the state to serve the interests of the working class to suppress the interests of capitalists, which is exactly why people like Charlie Kirk obviously are very unsettled with it because the reality is that in America, working class people have to worry about the government kicking down their door for doing things like smoking marijuana. But in China, it's not that working class people have to worry about the government kicking down their doors. It's corrupt billionaires that have to worry about the government kicking down their doors. Just look, for example, giant tech companies, making tons and tons of money in China with very little regulations. Well, what does China do? They put in tighter regulations on these tech companies. And then they take money from these tech billionaires, and then they give it to anti poverty programs across the more rural parts of China in order to fund schools, food, things like that. Like for example, China is this really, really great co op development program, which is really, really great. So they combine ecological. I can tell you you don't even believe this, by the way. If you've got to be, you got to be acting at this point. Why do you think I'm acting? Because you're actually, it's because the reality is so different of the millions of people in China that are literally forcibly held in their homes. The millions in concentration camps, the people that can't even breathe because the air quality is so bad. How about the underground Christians that are murdered in the streets for trying to go to church. So no, continue on your beautiful co op in Beijing, like yeah, we could grow vegetables in Shanghai, so it's so great. That's kind of the argument,

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"shanghai" Discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money

The Indicator from Planet Money

07:16 min | 7 months ago

"shanghai" Discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money

"Clog up. This message comes from NPR sponsor, Virginia 5 two 9, Virginia 5 two 9s tuition track portfolio allows families to save for college and the savings are designed to keep pace with tuition inflation. Find out how at Virginia 5 two 9 dot com. Support for NPR and the following message come from Athena health, creating connected healthcare technology designed to improve patient outcomes and increase efficiency of healthcare practices and organizations. Learn more at Athena health dot com. Hi Kelly. How are you? I'm good. How are you? Kelly Wong lives in a 30 unit apartment compound in Shanghai. She lives with her cat tonka. She's not interested. And Kelly says that in early April, she was prepared for what she thought was going to be a short, sharp, lockdown. The first week was kind of fun because, you know, you can kind of avoid your boss, you don't have to see them. And you just kind of working from home. Kelly had about a week's worth of groceries. Milk, eggs, a bunch of vegetables, supplemented with some KFC deliveries early on. But around one week in, as the government extended the lockdown, Kelly started to find it nearly impossible to find any food delivery service. There was nobody on the street except for emergency workers. There was absolutely no one. But then there was just nothing that you could order. When Shanghai went into full lockdown at the start of April, the authorities gave only about 10,000 permits for delivery drivers. And in a city of 25 million, that is one delivery driver servicing the number of people in a large high school every single day. In other words, good luck getting any food delivered. So Kelly started looking through the social media app WeChat. Seeing how her friends were getting groceries. And she stumbled upon a post by a manager of a hotpot restaurant she used to go to. I saw him posting these photos of vegetables, like all in a pack for a certain price. And then he said, you know, if you guys need them, you know, you can contact me. These were big packs, like bulk restaurant sized boxes of vegetables. Minimum order around $500 U.S.. Now group buying is nothing new in China. People have banded together to bulk buy for years. And it's even been institutionalized in apps like pinned water, which you can kind of think of as a Chinese equivalent of groupon, meets Costco. We can buy anything from music speakers to fresh produce. Now this all said, Kelly had never group purchased anything before. Absolutely not. I've never done any of that before the pandemic ever. But now Kelly was considering becoming a group leader, meaning she would potentially order food on behalf of her entire apartment compound of around a hundred people. So she messages the apartment compounds WeChat group chat. And then I told them I have a supplier here. I know a guy. Pretty much. He's got a box of mystery vegetables. Exactly. It sounded very shady at first. Very, very shady. Was she meeting the sky in the garage of her apartment compound. The eagle flies at midnight. I'll be reading the newspaper in the corner. Yeah, exactly. He's got a trench coat just full of celery and carrots inside. And you know, for Kelly, she was maybe in the right to feel kind of concerned because there's been a lot of scams going around, but she calls the guy up, and he seems legit enough. And so Kelly and his small group of volunteers dress from toe to head in white protective jumpsuits. They go door to door in the apartment compound, they ask residents what kind of food they want, thinking they could collect all these needs into big orders, like mystery vegetable orders for the hot pot gun. One of the residents asks for dry tofu, Kelly says that's now a luxury. They tell you their orders on the notepads, hoping that they can reach the $500 minimum. Actually, it did not succeed. It did not work out. We just really didn't have enough people. Okay, so your first attempt fails. You're feeling hungry. Your stomach's starting to rumble. At first, we're just asking people, what do you need? We don't tell them that we need to meet how many orders before they can deliver to us. And then so we got smart. We said, okay, now we need to meet at least 30. Before they can deliver it to us. So Kelly writes a clearer message on WeChat. She says, I'm ordering eggs. We need at least this many orders to make it work. If you're with us, what down your name here? They put the message on the loudspeaker and go door to door too. This time, it works. We must have had at least over a thousand eggs. Just sitting in our compounds entrance. Kelly sits at the entrance as residents come down to pick up their eggs. She has a QR code on their phone for them to pay her. And they're thankful. Kelly remembers what one woman in particular told her. She said you were this little angel on earth. For kind of like saving, saving heart life. That's very nice. No, it felt good. It definitely felt good to be doing this, even though not for monetary gains or anything, right? Kelly repeats the process. This time, with milk. And around this time, Kelly gets some good news. The government is going to start providing rations. And Kelly gets some nice food. Shrimp dumplings, cucumber, even some chicken that her cat tonka loves. But the citywide rollout of government rations was a mess overall. Kelly says she has friends who close to a month into lockdowns, still haven't received any food from the government. Also, some people received rotting produce or even counterfeit brands. And there were certain products that some people really wanted that weren't included in government rations, things like fruit, milk, cigarettes, and alcohol. They put a lot of things like soy sauce, and vinegar, or spices. People didn't really need that. They didn't know what people wanted the most. So Kelly set up a spreadsheet for her apartment compound. On the first column, list what you have and maybe what you want in return. It's barter. I'll give you this for that. A lot of people are asking for Coca-Cola because apparently it's really, really hard to get Coke these days. People have been joking that bottles of Coke are the new currency in Shanghai, which is kind of emblematic of just how much usual economic life has collapsed under lockdown. But these measures, the group buying and the battering system, these have helped bring back a sense of normalcy at least to people's kitchen cupboards. These grassroots trading systems have helped meet people's needs and wants and they've shown how communities can care for each other when the government fails. Kelly's still in her apartment with her cat. Now, with her second job as a supply chain expert. What's the food you're most looking forward to after this is all over? I think really a pumpkin. I really want to pumpkin..

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"shanghai" Discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money

The Indicator from Planet Money

01:43 min | 7 months ago

"shanghai" Discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money

"Up this week for mass COVID testing, they're looking nervously at cities like Shanghai that are in lockdown for their 5th week. With not enough elderly people vaccinated, the Chinese government wants to just completely stamp out COVID. And when you're trying to eliminate the omicron variant, that means severe lockdowns. That kind of lockdown includes a lot of what we would call essential workers in the U.S.. And it's led to completely disrupted distribution of food and medicine. Some people have even died from being unable to access medical services, like dialysis. And more generally across the city, there's real hunger. Supermarkets are closed down. Supplies are low, and even food delivery has all, but shut down. That was mind-blowing. Kelly Wong is a 29 year old television producer in Shanghai. I was just really, really surprised. That in the 21st century, in a city, like an international city like Shanghai, that's normally compared with Paris or New York. And then I actually can not find food. So in response to this lack of food, Kelly has found herself as a volunteer logistician overnight. In the apartment compounds all across the city, there are everyday people like Kelly, who have taken matters into their own hands. And to creating new mini economies to get groceries to cover it. This is the end of it from planet money. I'm Darien Woods. And I'm waylon Wong. Today on the show, the lockdown economy with Chinese characteristics. How people in apartment compounds all over Shanghai are using group buying and old fashioned barter to help feed 25 million people as.

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"shanghai" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

The Eric Metaxas Show

02:17 min | 7 months ago

"shanghai" Discussed on The Eric Metaxas Show

"Should we talk about today for the audience? Well, one recent piece I have up at stream dot org. It's space on a very sad reality. It's the kind of thing that you regret having to be the one to break this bad news. I regret to inform you that 25 million people are locked in their homes in the city of Shanghai, China. 25 million people not able to leave their homes to get food to get medicine. Forbidden to use hot water or to shower their pets are being taken away from them and beaten to death because they're supposedly a vector of contagion. Their children are being confiscated. But back up here, because it's hard to believe we know that China is a brutal communist regime, we know that many American corporations make a good amount of money partnering with this satanic, brutal, communist, anti human, murderous, regime. So right now, I've been reading a little bit in the news what you're talking about, the entire city of Shanghai, 25 million people, which is hard to believe. Is locked down. So the question is, why, I mean, look, we know lockdowns are wrong. They're stupid, but why is China at this point doing this? What is happening in China that would give the communist monsters an excuse to do this? I don't really understand the larger context. I will give the context, but we have to first give the details because there's lockdowns and then there's lockdowns. I mean, New York City was locked down. You weren't locked in your home. You weren't padlocked in your home to starve for three weeks. That's what's happening in China. People are locked in their high rise buildings in their own apartments. And if they leave, they get attacked on the street by thugs in white hazmat suits. So people are locked in their apartments with no food, no medicine. No access to the outside world. And what they're doing is they're taking their empty refrigerators and putting them out on the balcony. So people can see that they're slowly starving to death.

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"shanghai" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

05:06 min | 8 months ago

"shanghai" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

"The Mother's Day gift she'll cherish forever. Stephanie with all of this outrage in Shanghai about the zero COVID policies. What are officials currently doing to lessen that public outrage? On the local level of the Shanghai government has acknowledged that there have been issues and government officials have said that they are working to alleviate some of these issues with food shortages. They have also sent a vice premier sun trend to Shanghai to oversee the situation. And she's been involved in the response to several other major outbreaks starting with the one back in Wuhan. So I think that they know that there are issues. They're trying to resolve them, but also at the same time they're quite occupied with perception. And so they want to fix these issues, but they also don't want people being too vocal about their unhappiness with those issues, which I think for some people is frustrating on another level. But they're not lessening their policies. No, so in some areas in Shanghai, they have relaxed measures. And this is also another part where policy is very varied and unclear that some residents, if they don't have positive tests in their compound can go out, but in some cases it's only for an hour and some cases it's only around the block. And so I think that there has been some attempts to lessen that, but it's been very fragmented. So this heavy handed approach, how is it playing out when it comes to COVID deaths in Shanghai? For Shanghai, I think that there's been a lot of confusion over why these case counts continue to rise even though the city has been locked down. But at the same time, the majority of those keeps counts have been marked as asymptomatic or very mild cases. And up until now, China actually hasn't reported any COVID related deaths. And so from that perspective, you can kind of assume that it is working to accept to protect the elderly, which is the most vulnerable population. You know, we saw it in Hong Kong. We're also seeing it in China now where the elderly vaccination rate just lags behind the rest of the population. And so for China's most recent COVID vaccination figures, I believe that for people 80 years of age and up, only about 20% have gotten three shots and it's about 50% have gotten two shots. So you can see that they're the most vulnerable and they're the ones that think China's COVID zero policy is aiming to protect. At the same time, there have also been reports out about the spread of local infection and deaths at Shanghai's elderly care facilities. So even though those are not marked necessarily as COVID deaths, it does seem like it is spreading and having an impact. And most recently, Shanghai did log its first few COVID related deaths. And they were all for people who were 80 and up. How are the people that you're talking to like Tanya processing all of this? It's been mixed. Some people are trying to stay positive. Some people are getting quite frustrated. A lot of people have been spending a lot of time on social media. And I think that that's been kind of hard, you know, seeing all of this difficult news come out and sharing these videos and these essays about what it's like to be in Shanghai right now. At the same time, you know, people like Tanya also said, you know, one of the nice things is that you experience the care and communication with neighbors. A lot of people have turned to group buying to get groceries, people have turned to bartering, people have turned to checking in on vulnerable neighbors that they know maybe have less food or need some sort of medication. And so because people feel that the government system is feeling and getting them what they need. There's a.

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"shanghai" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

03:47 min | 8 months ago

"shanghai" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

"Huge economic and manufacturing hub. So another thing politically is that it's been very important for Chinese leaders to support economic growth this year, particularly as president Xi Jinping is planning to take a third term in power. And so what Chinese leaders did earlier this year is they set a 5.5% GDP growth target, which a lot of analysts had agreed was ambitious already. It was going to be tough to meet it, but they could, you know, through monetary policy. And so with lockdowns, that's hitting, especially in Shanghai, it's hitting both manufacturing, industrial, growth, and also consumption. And so the longer that this lockdown goes on in Shanghai and the more that this spreads to other cities, the harder it's going to be for them to meet that particular economic goal. All this discontent, what's the political implications for president Xi. I think a lot of people are speculating that the mayor Shanghai is going to take the fall for this. Obviously, it was not handled well at all. It's become a major issue. And we've already seen other local leaders lose their positions because of the way that they've handled outbreaks. I think you can definitely see that Chinese leaders are worried about this kind of discontent among its citizens. You've seen them erasing those types of posts on social media and also promoting a very positive sunny picture in their own state media about how well they're handling COVID. I think a lot of the ultimate impact will depend on how long this goes on for and how much it spreads. We've seen that people are frustrated, not only citizens, but healthcare workers, businesses, and so that could end up having a lasting impact. We saw a lot of similar things in Wuhan in the early days and people were frustrated and people were scared and people were fed up. But after COVID zero proved to be an effective policy, a lot of those complaints kind of faded into the background. So I think it depends ultimately on.

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"shanghai" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

07:00 min | 8 months ago

"shanghai" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

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LifeLock monitors threats to your identity, and if an issue is detected, sends you an alert, and if you are a victim of identity theft, a dedicated U.S. based restoration specialist will work to fix it. No one can prevent all identity theft or monitor all transactions at all businesses. But LifeLock by Norton makes it easy to help protect yourself. Save up to 25% off your first year by going to life lock dot com slash LA times. That's life lock dot com slash LA times for 25% off. And we're back with my LA times colleague Stephanie Yang. So Stephanie, the lockdowns in Shanghai seem like the flashback to 2020, the initial positivity that we can beat the pandemic fast and then just despair. Yeah. So one of the residents in Shanghai that I talked to, you know, she took me through her own lockdown journey going in and out of some of these policies. Her name is Tanya. She's a mother of three in Shanghai. Her family was put into quarantine in early March and around that time. I remember her saying she thought that she was just one of the unfortunate ones that happened to get caught up in this contact tracing web, you know, and that it would be over soon, but the thing is, once they came out of their two weeks of isolation, the city had just changed completely, you know, businesses are turning down schools for shutting down. And it's very similar to what we've seen in previous outbreaks where all of a sudden it seems very severe, very quickly. And so from that point on, they're going through various stages of lockdown. They were also trying to stock up on food and she had mentioned all in all she still considers herself one of the lucky ones because people who are working in her building, they don't get to go home. You know, they're staying in the building to carry out monitoring and health testing. And delivery workers and truckers are just having challenges, getting anywhere. Earlier this month, the audio that was going viral took a more serious turn with this recording that was essentially between a Shanghai CDC worker and a local citizen. Who had called in to complain about some discrepancies with the testing system and turned into this 20 minute conversation with both of them essentially expressing their frustration with the way that the system was working or essentially not. The Shanghai CDC leader that was on the phone. She also understood where this citizen was coming from. She was saying that the virus had become politicized and she was telling her higher ups that they should allow asymptomatic or mild cases to quarantine at home since it was straining medical resources so much. And yet no one was listening. She was saying there's no resources for the emergency line. There's no resources at the quarantine facility is there's no resources at the hospital. Essentially everything was strained. How we do the conversation, the color confessed to recording the entire conversation. And towards the end of it, he had asked, all right, if I can't do anything about this and this and this, and no one will listen, what am I supposed to do? What are we supposed to do? To which the Shanghai city official kind of laughed and said, how about this? Why don't you send my recording out? Just post it. So a lot of people were sharing that recording online just because it showed how bad the situation in Shanghai had gotten that even local leaders have been frustrated. It was this voice to them validating some of the things that they had been feeling. How has the rest of China responded to what's going on in Shanghai? So after seeing what happened in Shanghai, I think a lot of other local governments in China are trying to play it safe by being pretty strict in how they're approaching lockdowns now too. You know, no one wants to be the next city that has another major outbreak like Shanghai. Though you're seeing other cities go into lockdown too, especially as the virus seems to be popping up in other areas. So that raises concern that this is going to affect even more parts of China going forward. And I'm sure also people don't want to be locked down the way people have been locked down before and currently in Shanghai. Yeah, so for some other cities, some people are trying to stock up unnecessary goods because they've seen what happens in Shanghai. You see the videos you can see in the complaints and they're worried about food shortages of their own. So I think that there is some concern looking at that and wondering if it's going to happen in their cities, especially because Shanghai is just such a huge sophisticated city that the thought is if this can happen in Shanghai, it can happen anywhere. Stephanie, before the break, you were talking about how COVID zero has been a point of pride for China. And governments around the world obviously had all sorts of different approaches, not just to protect the vulnerable, but also because of politics. What was the rationale for China's hard handed approach? Yeah, for China, what you said is right that they really take pride in this ability to essentially wipe out the virus is local spread. And so I think that there's been a lot of reluctance to give that up. Because it has been effective in the past and B because it is sort of been a case of success for China's particular style of governance. China's leaders can point to their COVID zero policy and their low case and death rate compared to other countries, other democracies like the U.S. and say, look at how well we've done and look at how well our style of governance works in protecting people. And so now that that's being directly challenged in places like Shanghai, I think that's going to prove to be difficult, especially as Chinese citizens get more and more frustrated with that style of epidemic prevention policy. What's been the economic toll of shutting down Shanghai, which, as you said earlier, is just such a.

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"shanghai" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

05:57 min | 8 months ago

"shanghai" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

"Is spreading faster than what they're used to. Describe Shanghai for a lot of Americans, they might think, oh, it must be a big city, but how important is it to China overall? So it's China's biggest metropolis of about 25 million people. It also has a lot of manufacturing located in and around the city, as well as being a major port. So another consequence that people are anticipating from this harsh lockdown is that it is going to further royal global supply chains and also impact the world economy. Had an outbreak this bad hit Shanghai before? So this is the first time that Shanghai is dealing with an outbreak of this size. Previously Shanghai been seen as this model containment system because they were able to effectively target and trace individual cases in order to keep it from spreading. And then when we see what's going on in Shanghai, I think that there was also a reluctance to implement such harsh measures because Shanghai is so important to China both economically and as a major metropolitan city of consumers. So because Shanghai is an economic hub. How did the city initially handle this outbreak? So Shanghai initially tried to implement its targeted policy, tracking down cases, putting people in individual quarantine, close contacts of close contacts. And that web had worked previously for this, it's seemed that this virus was continuing to spread. And so there are second plan of attack was to implement a rolling grid style lockdown where they lock down individual neighborhoods, block by block, in a way that was up to different areas so that all of the residents in that area could go through mass testing. Then when that actually didn't work, they switched to a stricter type of lockdown where they didn't lock down the city entirely, but they did it divided by the huangpu river in Shanghai. So for the first few days, one side of the river was locked down and then for the next four days, another side of the river was locked down. Ultimately, before those lockdowns were even lifted, they realized that wasn't working either and the resorted to a full citywide lockdown. So through that, you can kind of see that they were trying to have some flexibility with it, which ultimately didn't work. Shanghai you mentioned hadn't had an outbreak this way. So it hadn't had these shutdowns. So how did residents react to just literally a lockdown? So I think initially when they were locking down neighborhood by neighborhood, people were still pretty optimistic. You know, I didn't seem like things were that bad yet. And they were just all hopeful that it would be over soon and they could go back to normal. One of the interesting things is watching what people are saying online about the lockdown. And so early on, this rap came out and became viral online, which described kind of in a humorous way the everyday challenges that people are facing particularly as it comes to food. The rap which is mostly in the shanghainese dialect is called Xinjiang Tut, decides which translates to first grab your food and then go do your PCR test. And so this catchy rap with this look that was all about everyone fighting over food, described some of the types of food that they were both getting and missing. That's why some of the other aspects of lockdown like getting tested, but ultimately ended on a positive note hoping that it would be over soon. So after the wrap came out, it went viral online, mainly because a lot of people could relate to this and found it very funny how it captured some of the panic of trying to get groceries in those early days. Then as things started to get more intense, you saw people hoarding supplies. Fighting over groceries. I went to one market, everything was pretty much bare, so I went to a bigger market now, see if we can have some veggies and whatnot. Trying to stock up for the coming lockdowns. But even for those, people thought that they were going to be in lockdown for maybe four or 5 days a week tops. I don't think at that point people really realized that it was going to be going on for as long as it has. And now that we're several weeks in, people are reporting having trouble getting supplies, getting food, getting medical resources, people are getting frustrated because there hasn't been a lot of clear to you around policy, even when they were switching between different lockdown styles. No one really knew what was going on. You just waited for the next official announcement. So there is this mounting frustration in the city. Even though there are some people that are still supporters of this COVID zero policy, I think that especially with.

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"shanghai" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

03:21 min | 8 months ago

"shanghai" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"It's time for us to take a minute and have a really hearty laugh over the woes over at CNN and I'm specifically talking here about the launch of their new streaming platform called CNN plus. Now, this was announced with great fanfare CNN says, we're going to be putting up to a $1 billion. And they've already put in $300 million to attract viewers to this page subscription platform called CNN plus and evidently, despite this expenditure of $300 million, they have fewer than 10,000 viewers per day. Wow. 10,000 viewers. That's about the size of a, one of my larger speaking events. It's about the size of a small radio station in the outskirts of mobile Alabama. This is CNN. They're essentially a sinking ship and it's really fun to watch them sink. It's fun to watch for all kinds of reasons. Well, first of all, the whole notion of CNN plus was a fundamentally inane idea. Nobody wants to watch CNN for free. So the idea that people will pay, pay money, monthly to watch CNN. This was an adventurous premise at the start. The second thing was you brought all these guys like the pompous ass Chris Wallace. He's like, I can't tolerate the atmosphere and Fox News because there are some people here who denied the results of the election. So I'm out of here. I need to be in a more comfortable environment. And so he essentially flies into the arms of Jeff Zucker and then Zucker gets the boot over at CNN, which is a delicious turn. And then here's Wallace now sitting with this program. Apparently he's trying to get out of CNN plus and get on CNN itself. I think he's hoping there that the free coverage. And look, I mean, does anybody even watch CNN? The only people I have seen watching CNN are quite honestly, people in who are at a bar or people who had an airport or literally if you're standing at a urinal. It means nothing else you can do. So you're watching, you know, you watch CNN out of like Shia bored necessity. But to see someone like actually choosing to watch CNN and like engaged and grossed, I mean, I think that is a very hypothetical human being. I'm not sure such human beings even exist. And so here's CNN and it is apparently now facing this crisis. They're talking about slashing jobs, which is always a good thing. I mean, whenever propagandists lose their jobs, it's good news for us. And it's good news for journalism. CNN isn't really journalism, so people who think, oh, well, this is a blow for journalism. It's not a blow for journalism. It's a blow against it's a blow for free speech. It's a blow for getting rid of this kind of propaganda. So blow against smarmy self righteous self indulgence. CNN is a big mess, and it's time for us to just sit back and have a little bit of shadow and Freud, a little bit of pleasure in other people's misery. Generally not a good thing to do, but politically in some cases a necessary thing to do. And so my message on my feelings in terms of CNN's current troubles can be summarized in really three similar sounding phrases, which are called.

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"shanghai" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

04:39 min | 8 months ago

"shanghai" Discussed on The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast

"He's offered to buy it for $54 and 20 cents a share in cash. This would value the company, by the way, at about 43 billion. And you know, it comes as a shock to the left because it seemed like and I was a little worried that the left had sort of gotten to Musk because he had been talking about getting a seat on the board and then he said, well, I'm not gonna do that. And I thought that maybe he didn't want his life to be made miserable by the termites that are all over, not just Twitter, but they're all over Google. They're all over a Facebook. This is just an infestation of leftists and social media. And it seems like a musket even deleted some of his old tweets that were critical of Twitter, but in a beautiful movie he's up the ante and basically said, listen, I'm gonna use a public company and company has gone public. I think Twitter should be private and so suddenly the left, you know, for a while it was that, you know, yeah, don't be concerned about billionaires owning these platforms. It's no problem. But now it's a problem. And oh, you know, don't complain about censorship on social media. These are private companies. They can do exactly what they want. And now it's like, oh my gosh, it's gonna be Elon Musk who's making the rules. This is a very dangerous situation. So, so it's funny how these things come full circle. And they come full circle kind of bold ways, right? Because I know I'm a little bit less worried about billionaires owning social media platform. Why? Because here's a billionaire and I have far more trust that Elon Musk will protect free speech than I do in the social retards Jack Dorsey or this Indian fellow pirate agarwal or the clowns over at Google or the autistic Zuckerberg. Now, censorship is in social media is not going away. In fact, it's been getting worse. This is really why we need the Elon solution. W just showed me this. This is from Google AdSense. The now censoring debate about the Ukraine. I mean, wow. First there was the election, then it was COVID, then they had started throwing in other issues. It was abortion and the trans and climate change, and now Ukraine. I'm just going to read a line or two. It says that we have already been enforcing on claims related to the war in Ukraine when they violate existing policies. And they're saying that these restrictions are included, but not limited to claims that imply victims are responsible for their own tragedy. Or similar instances of victim blaming, such as claims that Ukraine is committing genocide or deliberately attacking its own citizens. So what they seem to be saying is that you can't say any of these things regardless of the truth or the accuracy or inaccuracy of what you're saying and in the fog of war, they're always are competing claims. I guess what part of what these social media companies take refuge in we're going to be relying on official sources of information, but the official sources that propaganda. I mean, Russia is putting on propaganda. The United States government has kind of by its own admission, putting on propaganda and Ukraine is putting out propaganda. So the official sources in that sense are not fully trustworthy. But back to Elon Musk. Look, here's a guy who's willing to put 40 billion on the line. So this is a guy who cares deeply about free speech and is willing to put his money where his mouth is. He sends his letter to the board of Twitter and he says that Twitter has the potential extraordinary potential, he says, and he says, I will unlock it. But he says not in its current form. Twitter, I guess he's thinking is too much to captive. To the interests of perhaps some of the big hedge funds and other places that have money in Twitter and have been have been using their leverage on Twitter, not to mention the ideology that prevails inside of Twitter. It's driven by Twitter's own leftist programmers and employees. Some of whom, by the way, have been threatening to quit. And I hope they do quit. And I hope that these platforms which have reached the point of, well, look, they seem almost unsalvageable in terms of protecting genuine free speech. But here's Elon Musk he has the resources to fix the problem. He seems to have the will to do it and the good intentions to do it. I don't think he should underestimate the battles ahead, they are formidable, but he is also a formidable and in my view.

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"shanghai" Discussed on Tesla Daily: Tesla News & Analysis

Tesla Daily: Tesla News & Analysis

05:13 min | 8 months ago

"shanghai" Discussed on Tesla Daily: Tesla News & Analysis

"Hey everybody, rob mauer here for the last day of the first quarter today we are talking about an update on the status of production for Giga Shanghai, also got a rumor involving Tesla on The Boring Company, an update on Tesla solar, a new patent, and a couple other items as well. Looking at the markets today, a lot of things saw sharp drops into close the NASDAQ S&P and Dow all finishing down about one and a half percent Tesla right there with them at $1077 60 cents to close the day..

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"shanghai" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

02:34 min | 8 months ago

"shanghai" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

"We'll have the details when we do the numbers. Every.

"shanghai" Discussed on Uncle Erich Presents™ - Classic Radio Shows, Crime, Suspense, Murder Mysteries

Uncle Erich Presents™ - Classic Radio Shows, Crime, Suspense, Murder Mysteries

04:38 min | 1 year ago

"shanghai" Discussed on Uncle Erich Presents™ - Classic Radio Shows, Crime, Suspense, Murder Mysteries

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"shanghai" Discussed on Mosaic of China

Mosaic of China

04:14 min | 1 year ago

"shanghai" Discussed on Mosaic of China

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"shanghai" Discussed on Mosaic of China

Mosaic of China

07:57 min | 1 year ago

"shanghai" Discussed on Mosaic of China

"Well thank you so much. Murray onto part two okay. Ten questions they start here. So i ask these questions to every guest. We will start with question one. What is your favorite china-related fact. The word shanghai beans up from the ocean shang means up and high means ocean in. I think many people use that name without ever stopping and thinking. why is it called shanghai. So this is one big river delta. It's just silt deposit over hundreds and thousands of years and we're about maybe a meter or less above sea level so literally. This is a city which hasn't just risen vertically in the last twenty years as we see the beautiful skyline of legit sway. it's a physical creation that has risen up from ocean. It's still being created if you've ever seen as maybe when you land at pudong airport and looked out at that coastline. There's mudflats that just stretch out into infinity and the water's very brown color at silt. Coming down the unsee river being deposited in the east china sea so shanghai is continuing to be created. Wow do you have a favorite word or phrase in chinese. If i were to choose a couple of words such should be part of the english language lee high because it's a word that's both positive and negative. You know somebody who is Is hanley high can be really strong And it can be resolved if it can be negative. You know his attitude tightly high. He's he's you know he's too strict. He's strong he's not flexible enough Where's personality But you know you can also describe someone who's leigh high's really good at something. He was really got great competency or skill. It can be very different meanings depending on the context the context duality of it is so rich. Which lee hire you. Do you think if you ask one of the people it works with me. They might have a negative. I like to think that. I'm both and neither that i'm just you know just me. Yeah the second thing talion tagliani. The literal context means disgusting. Oh disliked right. Yes but if a girl would say you talliin. They're saying it in a in a in a positive way almost flirtatious way No-one flirts with me. Murray to ensure that someone does. I'm sure that someone does. That's great thank you for that. What is your favorite destination within china. Pingyao pingyao guten. I think maybe others have said that. To credible i would recommend it to anybody. You know. it's a wall. Street is about six square. Kilometers rises up out of the agricultural plains of shansi province and it is a tremendous experience. He feels like you're stepping into a ming dynasty movie and within that wall city It's a protected unesco world heritage site. So there's really no development on the outside of the of the wall cities mostly just farmland of course is a few tourist things that have popped up but within the the wall city there really are no cars. You can rent a bicycle. You can bike around the city on the wall. There's lots of traditional hotels and restaurants and great food and great people And just wonderful experience. The photos ice off my friends letter that did show a mass of tourists said. That's the one downside right. I was lucky enough to go twenty years ago. If you left china what would you miss the most. And what would you miss. The least the most is the excitement of every day every day. Something is happening. I learned something. I'm challenged in some way. I also feel like it can contribute in some way. I just feel like it's where everything's happening. That's what i would miss the most what i would miss. The least is the fast pace. I don't know if that makes any sense. But when i do get out of the country and when i go to my comfort zone france or somewhere else to not have a fast pace and You know every so often. You need to kind of recharge batteries. I think it's obvious and The problem is when i'm there. I missed the fast pace after a couple of weeks. When i'm here after a few months i need a break from the fast pace so i'm never going to be completely in either. Thank you for saying that so well. Is there anything that still surprises you about life in china yes I can't tell you what the because it'll be tomorrow surprise but there's definitely things that surprised me but sometimes surprise me in special ways. I i give you a kind of unique example. I remember when i first came. Here i had the The opportunity to travel domestically and is like twenty seven years ago. And in those days you gotta boarding pass. You went to a small airport terminal and then you'd be bust out or you'd walk out to the aircraft on the tarmac in wasn't anything like it is now and Even though you had a reserve seat a scrum to get onto the flight and it was. I mean it was a rough scrum and You had your seat in theory Sometimes you had to remind people who got your seat that it was your seat and always always work out. And then you know the same thing on an escalator. Everybody would just push in. There's a lot of reasons for that. And it's not a criticism i remember. It was like about eight years ago. i was on an escalator. Going up to a second floor in my office building at the time and I looked up. And i noticed that everyone was standing to the right. Everybody without exception and it just made me realize everything. You thought you knew was different. Because people are progressing in society is changing so quickly and so dynamically and it's just the smallest of things but It's exciting to see it and it's exciting to be part of a. I kind of almost felt like i was the one that was kind of standing on the wrong side. So you perspective changes yes and when you see it as a stock image like you said then. It does hit home very good. What is your favorite place to go out to eat or drink or just hang out m on the bund. Oh go. And i hope it exists forever At least as long as i'm here. I almost feel like it's named after me because the m for murray it's not for me it's for michelle. Who owns the restaurant. But i love the restaurant. I love the location. I love the the cuisine night loved the branding. I love the feel of the place. I also love. We'll con- lou It's just a beautiful area. And for liu hulan lose single that whole area so i spend a lot of time with the little cafes and restaurants there when i have a chance to come back to the pusey side of shanghai. Yes i think that's where we first met in one of those cafes. They're right that's right. What is the best or worst purchase. You have made in china. I bought a one thousand nine hundred eighty s house on. We'll lou years ago you one of those people who got him Early enough. i made the brave decision to buy. You know the top of nineteen twenties house. A standalone house. The top part of that house in about two thousand five and lived in for seven years and had a wonderful experience. And then i sold it in the old adage buy low. Sell high definitely applies to real estate in shanghai. You are not winning any friends right now. At least you give me that coin. Yes yes you have your coin. Now the hardest question. What is your favorite which astika and it's a great question. Actually because i communicate more by stickers than by text so there's a series of we chat stickers which is called. Shell leo little leo. And it's actually you know. Couple of characters as a dot com. There's a cat. And i think there's a couple of other characters that occasionally make an appearance and i just think that the designs are brilliant and it just super fun and a little bit naughty. And.

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"shanghai" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

05:54 min | 1 year ago

"shanghai" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

"Now they've all but disappeared john o. J. local news reports say newsstands have outlived their use. Shanghai tongzhou here over the last decade newspaper circulation in china dropped by more than a third to survive some owners turned to selling drinks and snacks one even transformed his stand into a veggie stall one local. Tv station reported that street stalls were becoming an eyesore and three years ago. Shanghai shut most of the stalls including the newsstand. Run by jacky wu. It's hamat high two hours. The government decided to close them so we had to go along with it. There was a bit of pushback though. Says another newsstand owner the to talk nicer old. People were sad and crying when our booth was. That's why took over my parents. Business and kept selling newspapers. Many of my customers are in their eighties and nineties. Her current newsstand has no government support. Which makes things hard really. It's just a table tucked away in an alleyway. She from bought a pick up the newspapers myself. And i can't return on sold ones like before. I have to shoulder the losses now so it's a much tougher business model. Her longtime customers are grateful. She's still here. Golden does says he needs to read at least two newspapers a day. I don't feel well if i don't read newspapers but then another customer heard. We were an american news outlet. He told me be careful and the mood changed could what they've said be misinterpreted as criticizing the shanghai government seal would you. They'll be negative consequences if the story is published in the us. Will it cause me problems. She had these big fear. Is that by speaking to us. Her new stand could be shut down a second time in shanghai. I'm jennifer pack for marketplace. Jenny l. said other day in that round of interviews. She did about those child. Tax credit advance payments hitting people's checking accounts. Yellen said she is gonna get. Harriet tubman on the twenty dollar bill. Just as soon as she can. Tubman would be the first black american the first woman and thus break a multi century run of dead white guys on our money. That history is ellen feingold job. She's the curator of the national numismatic collection at the smithsonian's national museum of american history that bank notes that we use today were first designed in the nineteen twenties and the people who were doing those designs. They didn't think about the role that women play national history. They had a really fixed idea about a handful of male political figures people that were seen as founding father figures and wanted to use money as an opportunity to honor them and while those figures People like george. Washington certainly are an important part of our national history. Our money does not reflect the way in which women have contributed to the building of our nation. The money is a really powerful way to send a message. Something that through. Everybody's hands both in this country and our money goes all around the world so who we put on. Our money says a lot about who we are and how we see our national history. I would love to see. Our banknotes communicate a richer picture of american life and that means including more diverse body of people in terms of age and background but that also means including i think a wider variety of obscene a wide variety of contexts. I'm a big fan of nature designs which are popular around the world. And again i would love to see. Depictions of of our hopes for the future and kids are often part of that so perhaps children hiking in a national park. I think scenes that help us think about our world moving forward while honoring the people who have helped create and sustain our nation. Today would make the richest most powerful scene. Ellen's interview comes to us from million brazilian. That's podcast we do for kids and their families answering all those questions. Kids have about money.

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"shanghai" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

02:40 min | 1 year ago

"shanghai" Discussed on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal

"Check it out. This is marketplace. I'm rozelle we're going to do a little behind the scenes in this next story. Little breaking the fourth wall around a piece that are china correspondent. Jennifer pack did back in april about one of the few remaining and affordable transportation options for poor chinese way out in the countryside. Slow trains serve called. It turns out that story was picked up. By one of china's government run newspapers translated into chinese and published so of course jennifer went looking for a copy this morning. My friend Sent me a picture. She saw a chinese translation of article in a newspaper called the global times but finding a newspaper in shanghai. These days is not an easy task. our news isn't charles jong though says he has managed to find a newspaper stand and on my way to meet him now. I tell the taxi driver my mission. He says he hasn't bought a newspaper in years he prefers to get information from social media like tick talks. China version called the lean towards oakland. We'll talk about you and we'll get the other push whatever content you're interested in each video user has his or her own style. And you can comment it's entertaining. He says unlike the government run media the global times translated our story into chinese about how the government trains help the poor but it cut out mentions of inflation or the high cost of living. She want to. I don't read domestic china's news because all government run news in china is fake taxi. Driver didn't give his name out of fear. 'cause you're foreign media. It's hard to say what would happen. I get out of the cab and meet up with her assistant charles and ask him. How many places did you go to before you found a newspaper. I talked to seven places and went to six kiosks. So i asked the man at the newsstand. Charlestown how's business pool new while you want to do an interview. You need approval from my leader. This is not what he told charles. Before i arrived with the microphone but we follow the protocol and apply for permission from his leader or parent company. China post the newsstand. Man though told charles that the story of disappearing newsstands is a sensitive one for his bosses. The don't want to make this story too. Big newsstands were set up by the shanghai government back in the late. Nineteen ninety s when scores of workers lost their jobs under a big economic reform policy and the government was proud to set up these newly out of work folks with newsstands but officials have since stopped supporting the stands..

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"shanghai" Discussed on EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

02:15 min | 1 year ago

"shanghai" Discussed on EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

"On show triple one three. The shanghai made uae could be heading for europe. And i'll tell you the dates is also on the show today missiles new. Ev is reminded not in the u y which looking electric classic car conversions. Really interesting story today. And geely behind pollstar excetera avenue. Ep brian than it's already sold out twelve good morning. Good afternoon or good evening. Welcome to venus daily for monday fourteenth. Jane monday ms nelson lake going through every eighty story. So you don't have to. And i'm pleased to cite feeling and also.

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