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At a Crossroads? China-India Nuclear Relations After the Border Clash
"We start the program tracking one of the most potentially SA- serious spot points globally the ongoing hostilities between the nuclear-armed countries, India and China earlier this week they discharged weapons that each other for the first time in forty five years as a four month standoff between their armed forces escalated into warning shots in the western Himalayas. The skirmishes worryingly reminiscent of the circumstances surrounding the beginning of a war between the two in one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty, two. Yesterday. The foreign ministers of the two countries met in Russia in a bid to defuse the military standoff Jonah Slater New Delhi Bureau chief for The Washington Post and Isabel Hilton China dialogue join me on the line now. Thanks both for for joining us is about what was behind this most recent exchange of shots. That rather depends who you believe I mean one. Of the meeting that has taken place in Moscow, which has been some extent. Calming is that neither side will acknowledge any wrongdoing and indeed continue to blame the other. There is a very in general terms there isn't defined line of actual, control? The seem to be signs that the past three or four months across quite a a a length of it. So not just in one sector, China has been a pushing the actual you know situation on the ground by crossing the line of Control China, accuse his India doing the same thing in this most recent incidents and says that it had to fire shots in the ad to deter what was Indian aggression India has said over the repeated incidents over the past few months that China has advanced and then has not on a promises to retreat. So we now have quite an extended standoff which began in the in the West and sector. But has now extended to the eastern sector to what in your Natural Pradesh which to southern. Tibet. So it's a sustained standoff still during the what more do we know about the outcome of the meeting between the two men yesterday Well we know that they met for two and a half hours a lengthy meeting their first in person meetings since the crisis began Jason Curve India's foreign minister is a is a former ambassador to China. He has deep experience there. But in terms of outcomes, what we basically have is an agreement to continue talking it's not nothing but it's definitely not a breakthrough I mean Isabel do you think there's any real appetite for compromise and given China's current aggressive stance globally will one be trying to dial it down I think that I don't see very much appetite for compromise on either side we all you have is highly nationals governments which both. Set great store on territorial integrity and and then of course, you come to the sensitive point where the territories real defined and then you have a you know constant potential for confrontation. But if you add to that I mean what one thing that is very different from in in this border confrontation with other areas of conflict China like the South China Sea for example, where were you have because it's accessible and and territory marine territory that's used by lots of different kinds of people in people from from different countries, you can enact a conflict at a lower level if you like using fishing boats or or customs boats, and you don't actually have to use your main forces. But this is highly inaccessible territory. The only people who are out there really are our armed forces and they have increased. Both sides have increased the presence of their forces really dramatically in the last few months, and in the last few years, they have increased access to the border by building infrastructure building roads and railway building roads rather So you have the potential to mobilize both heavy weaponry and larger numbers of troops When you have a moment like this, do strategically, I would say that China is trying to discourage India from. Joining in a mall full blooded way any anti-chinese coalition organized by the United States so the has been quite a warm relationship between Modiin trump as we know, and and the question is how far India will take this because that could be a Catholic. And during this meeting, come about because the to happened to be in Moscow anyway or is Russia playing the piece Burqa. Well. Both of them would have been at this meeting, but it does seem that Russia is playing a little bit of a role of convener here as a country that. Ostensibly would like to see tensions reduce. It has constructive relationships with both countries there have been reports in the Indian media suggesting that I'm sorry that Russia was doing some quiet diplomacy behind the scenes earlier in this crisis but I think the these these two men obviously would have been there anyway just comes at a very. Sensitive, sensitive, and important time. It's about what's in it for? Would I guess it's less less difficulty in the neighborhood they do as we've heard have rush the Russians do have constructive relations Russia likes to be seen as a broker these days I mean the whole trajectory of Putin's kind of outward posture has been to assert Russia's important so to be able to mediate between a traditional friend India and. country. Rival with whom relations little complicate it China would greatly enhanced prestige. One of the difficulties is that what we know from the reorganization, for example, the Chinese military which is put sheeting. Very firmly, inconspicuously in command, we need to assume I think that decision is made about deployment of troops and our posture go very much to the top So you know without a signal from the tall, the foreign ministers of my decide couldn't actually resolve this. Yeah. How do you think this fits in with the the general foreign policy aims of India. I don't think expected crisis with China I. think that was not part of its. Foreign Policy Goals as Isabelle was speaking about no, India is. Wary of China's rise, it has been drawing closer to the United States and also to this grouping called the Quad, which includes the United States Japan and Australia this one of the interesting aspects about this crisis with China along the line of actual control is that India says at least that it's at a loss to understand why China is doing this it repeated that again today that. Shot, the tiny side has not provided a credible explanation for this deployment. Jay Shankar, the foreign minister a few days ago said repeated that India's is a little bit flummoxed here, and so if China is sending a message that it doesn't want India to draw closer to the United States, India's not really getting the message quite clearly So I think that's one of the strange parts about this entire episode, which is we don't India claims at least not really understand what China's motivations are for this. Quite significant deployment along the line of actual control which began in April and then Burst into actual skirmishes, skirmishes in May, and then the deadliest violence between the two countries and more than fifty years in June. I mean Isabel attorneys right WH- one can't really see what's in it for China I. Mean as you say, this is an area where there's really not very much. It's inaccessible the only people there are the soldiers. What's the point? I think the point is is partly to shore up she gene pins reputation at home is a vigorous defender of China's global position and Chinese sovereignty, and you might well argue that that sovereignty over a few miles of inaccessible mountain compass matter but they matter symbolically domestically in China. It also might be I mean, we've seen a passion of a very assertive behavior. Put it no more strongly from China pretty much since the coronavirus outbreak and a lot of you know if you look across the piece it what's been going on there had been provocations in around Taiwan with you with Chinese. Military flights crossing into Taiwanese airspace very recently and and we have you know I, think for the first time that I can recall in. Since the sixties we have on this board, we have confrontations in both the important western sector and the equally important eastern sector. Now, that's that's kind of unusual that does signal a much more firm intent to send a message even if it's not a message that India understand. So it may be a message that's being directed to the Chinese public that you know we can do this because we are bigger and stronger than India and we will continue to defend. China's position in the world.
What does South East Asia want from the US and China?
"Bland is director of South, East Asian program at the low institute and Longley to. She's a senior analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute walk into your by. Ben How is the increasingly assertive use and indeed Australian position on China. How is that being interpreted in South East Asia. We have this is a very broad region of ten countries of different size from giants like Indonesia to minnows, like Brunei to have been diverse reactions, but broadly speaking I think there's a lot of frustration with the trump administration the way it's being on the one hand increasingly unilateral and unpredictable. But on the other hand, there's this fear of US abandonment if you like in a long-term leaving the region to. Gemini so I think we have to understand. It's a complex picture, right? So the US has to treaty allies in southeast, Asia Thailand, and the Philippines and they've been amongst the countries that are most China friendly and most frustrated with the US government in recent years be while we see a former. FO- like Vietnam there's being one of the most receptive of the US approach to. Try and run the loss years. So it's quite complicated I. Think the real risk here is that the US government and to a lesser extent that I'm camera believes that it's more assertive stance on China is appreciated in the region and I think that's really not necessarily the case because at the end of the day like Australia. But most South East Asian countries China is that biggest. Partner, as well as being geographic neighbor is that you're reading to Huang given the Vietnam of course has been just mentioned is a Cold War Foe of united, states but in in the face of verizon charts getting closer to Washington. Southeast Asian nations have gone through a different phases of. Living next to China, they've known China. Through historical engagements of this is not a new thing for them. The anxiety about China's and China's might end as you mentioned, they've gone through A. Competition to window call when they have still vivid memories of that. So in overall I think they they do have anxiety. There is a pronounced anxiety about the intensifying great-power competition that might. Lead to similar way of asking them to choose sides like was in the Cold War but I think all of them want to keep both China and us in the region a engaged. Also not too. Aggressive or not to assertive, and they also want to involve other. Powers not only the be the two big ones but also Japan Australia's are career and the European countries. A little bit of competition is good for them but took much competition can be nervous. Let's bring it to Indonesia Ben. There's your name subject at the end of last year Indonesia and China had a face off over the ownership of the Natuna islands which are in the southernmost part of the area of the South China Sea claimed by China. Where does Jakarta stand on China? Now it's an, it's an interesting question building a wall who was just talking about because we look at Indonesia's president. Jerko with widow known as Jacoby, I've just written the first English biography of him the plug in that. He he is an economy I president. He is someone who is above all interested in creating more jobs, getting more investment into Indonesia, and especially during a time of covid nineteen when the economy's really collapsed and Jacoby is a transactional leaders that he wants those who are bringing the most money with fewer conditions and right now that is China Chinese state-owned companies. Chinese. Private companies like qualify as well. On, the other hand of course, Jacoby has to be seen to be defending Indonesia's sovereignty and we have had these clashes over fishing rights. I have access to certain waters that you mentioned. So I think when those of come to head, Jacoby has made a symbolic stance. He's gone out to the tune of see visited the islands gone onto ability ship a symbolic declaration. He's going to defend Indonesia's sovereignty but by in laws you trying to stay away from these. Geopolitical issues to play down the tensions with China said of the economic relationship can keep developing. So it's a really difficult balance and I think there's also a shift that's potentially happening in Indonesia. So the old guard if you like in the Foreign Ministry and the government in the military, they really view above all other things strategic autonomy on non-alignment as being the key for Indonesia. So don't get into any alliances don't get too close to any one power but. There isn't new of God if you like coming through increasing, you think Indonesia needs to be a bit more active about engaging with potentially the US Australia, the Europeans Japanese to try and balance out the region. But for now are really think with Jacoby in the hot seat it's the economy I put the geopolitics aside at the end of the day that's a positive for China, but it's not an open and shut case because the had been long been tensions. Between Indonesia and China. So Jacoby like a lot of other leaders in the region, we'll have to find this delicate balance, but it's getting harder and harder and Huong Vietnam your nation. Let's talk about that. It's been pushing back against Chinese expansion in the South China Sea, which threatens Vietnam oil drilling and fisheries, and of course, it's had an ongoing dispute about water flows in me congresses where China has built dams stream at tell us more about Vietnam position on China. Is Getting nece position on on current China is also a frustrated I. Think at Phnom has gone grew proably among all in countries have had the longest history of interaction with China and most cases where it was trying to defend its own national sovereignty and resist China's expansionist tendencies. So it's been ingrained in Vietnamese National Psyche I would say current us of China Sea conflict to end disputes are only. One of the examples of that, but it is similarly with others opposition countries, which is it's harder and harder to seek more peaceful avenues of dispute because it is a strategy in the South China Sea is among others was to include the direct dialogue with China but that is not really much come to help these days with Chinese expansion expansionist tendencies. Now, you mentioned also on which is very important. Aspect in the relationship. Phnom is at any of the lower mccown and China, is a deal a top of the upper and it's projects of a building dams and not only in China, but a call goes invest in dance in now Cambodia Yaman and Thailand that blocks blocks the water flow blocks were flow of the river, which is very important for agricultural conditions in. Asia and it is called the bowl of rice for the region and the countries. Of course, they export rise agricultural produce and also Crohn's fish and stuff like that. So we've China's interference into ecological nature of the river that can potentially add cost a lot of income for the countries, but also with a backup climate change that can pose a certain at time. Security threat to the food safety and food security of the region. So it is quite a leverage that China can have on the lower countries including at Phnom follow question to Ben Bland. Given what you said earlier about the relatively nuanced in measured response of south. East. Asia towards the United. States if you like trying to ride two horses simultaneously. What happens if China's rise continues on, abide it and seeks to dominate the region and America as the acting regional hegemony on goes to great lengths to stop China from dominating is where do you think? Will be of Southeast Asia then it's it's really hard to say how things go election coming up in the US very soon, I think that could have a big impact on how how things go in the. Trump and pretty anti-china. There's really a difference in degree rather than just shooting Washington goes to great lengths to stop China what they. In, that scenario. All I think I think we're probably not GONNA get to a situation where South East Asian countries have to choose one side of such. But what they will have to do is face an increasing number of difficult small choices about what technology they use in their mobile networks about what military exercises that willing to do about what investment projects say yes or no To so life will get tougher and tougher for the region, but I don't think at the end of the day. Any of the countries will be willing to join an alliance either with the US or with China. So they're going to keep trying to find the space in the gaps in between to try and exploit competition for the best interest if you're looking at. The longer term picture I think there's ways the big affair of the US just turning back inwards and the ultimately that the trump presidency. The rise of trump is probably a symptom of the issues in the US which are gonNA lead to a turning inwards and maturing of the US as a power being less influential pretension in Asia and the rest of the world. So, it may not be a question of China in the US coming to a head but the US rhetoric increasing the US pretend you withdrawing from the region
U.S. Penalizes 24 Chinese Companies Over Role in South China Sea
"Have been developments Even today in the U. S. China Relations Is China today fired four ballistic missiles in the South China Sea is part of military exercise their welcome now Bloomberg chief North Asia correspondent Stephen Angle with the latest. What's the reaction over there? What's going on in what seems to be increased tension, military tension in the South China Sea. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, of course, The China US relationship is a focal point of this election in the United States and we see it firsthand out here where I am in Hong Kong. And you know, you have to decide whether is this, you know, provocation, military provocation, Or is it Maura? An example of what election era. Theater. But regardless, it's on a dangerous stage here because what we've learned from the U. S military is that the Chinese military in these exercises in the South China Sea between Hainan Island and the Parasol Islands fired four medium range ballistic missiles, including. We're hearing a DF 21 D. That is a dolphin 21 D so called carrier killer missile that was fired from the mainland. Of China into the South China Sea provocative indeed. And separately. We're also hearing that the U. S. Has announced trade and visa restrictions coming from the Commerce Department and the Secretary of state on 24 Chinese companies that the U. S says is tied to the P L. A. The People's Liberation Army's Expansion in the South China Sea. 24 companies added to this entity's list and Wilbur Ross, saying the entities designated today have played a significant role in China's provocative construction of the artificial islands and must be held accountable Now. Separately, the State Department as well, once the bank here, HSBC held accountable. Or what they say, is limiting freedoms for its account holders here in Hong Kong completely separate issue but again part of the political theater between China the United States.
China Fires Missiles Into Disputed Sea
"Fired missiles into the disputed waterway in the South China Sea, definitely upping tensions in the area or Medium range ballistic missiles were fired on. They did land in the South China Sea between Hainan Island and the Parasol Islands. We're hearing reports that the missiles were actually fired. Deep from within the mainland of China, including Jiang Province, and also Ting Hai in the West, now,
U.S. Sanctions 11 Chinese Officials Over Hong Kong Policy---Including Carrie Lam
"Aides to testify. And that the courts like the authority to resolve the dispute. The US has imposed sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and 10 other Chinese officials move comes under an executive order the president signed last month aimed at punishing China for its moves against dissent in the former British colony. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow spoke to Bloomberg moments ago. Chinese have to be held accountable on their bad behavior during the pandemic. They're bad human rights records what they're doing militarily and the China in the South China Sea. The sanctions come on top of a pair of
Professor Mohammad Fadel Returns to Discuss the Current Political Climate
"BOCOM professor frontal a really happy to have you on I know you've been on the show in the past prior to when I joined when we had different co host, but I did over the weekend a that episode I think he was episode thirty, three, thirty, four from summer, two thousand sixteen, and I listened to it just to catch up and hear a little about Your your background and your points of view. Is a super interesting. kind of got me thinking of of all the craziness that that's happened. Since two thousand sixteen, right life has been crazy in general since maybe nine eleven you could say but We've kicked it into high gear since the trump election, and now of course everything that's going going on with the virus of macro level. But It's like I said it's been crazy year. And you explain the rise of trump through economics, and that really that really resonated with me. You were talking about how things have gotten global and whatnot, and because there's more supply and demand you talked about more more more supply of workers may be flat or left Earth's or lower demand of of of jobs in the capital, potentially for the for the lower class. things have only gotten worse right so. Do you see. Do you see that that pattern continuing and potentially leading to more and more extremism or are you? Are you hopeful? Well I mean. covid changed a lot of things. So I mean. So let me back up I. Guess Trump from the beginning. Began to charge reorient trade policies began posing lots of openly protectionist measures. And then Cova conflict celebrated that. And layer on top of that a certain kind of anti Chinese Stanton. That Kobe has reinforced. That was already pre existing. and. So now. Yeah was situation where there's a kind of broad consensus among the political class that something has to be done about China. Now it's not clear what that will mean. In terms of global trade, because the global trading system is highly dependent on Chinese purchase patient, but as you, you know just in the last few months atop has been ratcheting up the pressure on China Army Right now trae closing council it's. Posing greater greater sanctions on Chinese tech firms, etc, odds greater confrontations with China in the in the South China Sea among other things. and then coverted has caused a lot of people that make me. We need to bring back a lot of production of things back to the United States. Now I don't know how realistic that. Ambition is particularly if it's more than a few products that might be viewed as critical in the public health emergency. but the General Point that I made twenty sixteen I think about global economics remains the case today. That is of great benefit in the aggregate to the United States. Particularly United States but at the same time there are a lot of losers from globalization The trump response to bat has been to try to engage protectionism. In a in a certain sense kind of change, the terms of trade in a way that slanted the United States by imposing tariffs on trading partners now United States can get away without just an extent because the united. States has such a leading role in the global economy, no country. Wants to be excluded from the US market. So they are. Willing to go along, and there's very limited steps that they can take in the short term. To retaliate against the US, the problem is. Over the medium to long term. States wants to take that approach to global trade. It's likely that it's going to produce. Reactions, right! You might see a rise of different kind of trading bloc centered around China for example centered around Europe right in which other countries enter into our French trading relationships with each other. To protect themselves in the United States. You also see this going on with the role of the dollar. Nice, as has been very aggressive in using the role of the dollar as the world's reserve currency to impose sanctions, Willy Nilly, all over all over the world thereby effectively. Telling the rest of the world that if you want to trade with us, you can have to adopt our sanctions regimes. and so even places like the EU or trying to build out. Heyman systems that can bypass the dollar right so they can escape the kind of US stranglehold on the global, market! So our costs while twice as there are costs involved to trying to either export you use US economic our to impose its will in terms of geopolitics with the dollar or with Tariffs Charles. Trade. In order to protect US workers. There's a much easier route. which I would like to see A. Dog! And it's possible it could happen. If there's a large enough democratic featuring, remember namely we preserve the gains of the post. World War Two liberalize trading system, but combine it with a much higher level of taxation. That would allow the government to redistribute the gains from International Trade and compensate the losers. What we've had going on the United States since the Reagan Revolution is a double whammy to the working class in that. Global. Association has undermined security jobs on the one hand and I guess conservative. mark pro-market policies domestically destroyed the the welfare state internally. Right. And so. Yeah, you have cheap TV's. Education is unbelievably expensive. Helped expensive. Real estate is on XP. Unbelievably expensive right. So. The most fundamental goods are outside the reach of the average worker, even even professionals right. consumption goes are really cheap an audit it feels like the current administration is doing if you look at the two by two of of what you just laid out right like less less fairness, and Lester is redistribution, more fans, smartest redistribution, globalization versus nationalism that the current administration is going towards nationalism without fairness, and you want to go towards globalization, which is good for everybody in the long run plus Mauri, distribution and fairness. Strategy of trump and Publican party is to. Push back against globalization where the United States does not have apparently advantage by using tariffs. Right. And then imposing. Her fragile trading charms on its trading partners where it does. And then instead of we distribute Gel redistributionist policy to to. Income! WHAT THEY WANNA do is used tariffs to protect its France.
US closes consulate in Chengdu, China, after Houston order
"China's falling Ministry says the American consulate and the southwestern city of Chengdu has been closed down. It's the latest move in a growing diplomatic row between the two countries as Stephen McDonald now reports Paging ordered The post closed in response to China's consulate in Houston being forced to shot last week, The U. S State Department said the order was made to protect American intellectual property and the private information of Americans. China's Foreign Ministry responded that US staff in the chill new consulate had undermined China's security tensions between Beijing and Washington of increased considerably in recent months on multiple fronts. Including the Corona virus, alleged human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Tibet, the South China Sea as well as trade and Hong Kong's controversial new state security law.
China launches mission to Mars
"Isn't the only agency on its way to Mars China's Tianhe Win One. Oh, heavenly questions! Mission is also bound for Mars flying on a Long March. Five rocket from the wing spacecraft launch site on Hainan Island in the South China Sea it includes both an arbiter and a Land Rover. The Land Rover's design appears to be barred from this spirit and Opportunity Rovers in owner to reach the surface, the land that will use a parachute, retro rockets, and ultimately an airbag for final touchdown.
"south china sea" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Of burning files, apparently so they knew that that was going to happen. Yeah, that this has been going on that the macro on it, guys, you know, since I've been doing the Daybreak Asia program Well, we in the South China sea, going back and forth, and now the president has made this. Basically it was a campaign issue in 2060. He wants to make sure he keeps beating the drum. So Mike Pompeo, secretary of state has been out several days in a row. Now with the UK congratulating them, he's rounding up in alliance. To try to deal with with China. So this is just another step in that, with more to come well, and I will point out that China has an embassy, of course in Washington, D. C s do many other countries, But it does have five Consulate General's in the U. S. New York, Chicago, San Francisco As Ed, You just mentioned Ella and also Houston, which we know was shut down. But I do feel like you know, if we look at the headlines over the last couple of months, you know the administration blaming China for the virus we're talking about Chinese hackers. Going into labs and those who are working either towards you know a vaccine or working on the virus. There's been a lot of things one after another. And, of course, trade tensions are constantly there. Yeah, Yeah, I'm glad that you mentioned trade because that that was that was the drum of that Donald Trump was beating here on and obviously that that is not going to happen. He's conceded that's not gonna happen. Until after the election from so so he he just that this is all of a sudden The Trump Administration, for better or worse, agree, disagree has seized on this as an issue and he is doing a full court press on it. The other issue is what I think he's going to talk about today, guys. Ah, and that is and I mentioned that in the newscast. The number of units of military people of whatever agents whatever you want to call them going into cities and their their their take on it. Now, what they're going to say is that the black lives that are being killed every year Homicide. I believe the number was 7500. That the attorney general pointed out today that they matter as well and this attack. If he does what I think the people are telling me he's going to do they say that this is going to be a strategy. To help save lives and to really crack down on gun violence, as opposed to crackdown on demonstrators. Whether that's been or not, I guess we're gonna have to judge So I do want to ask, you add before we get to the president, which I believe is coming in just a couple minutes here. Ah, California, you know, obviously, you know, we've been talking to you for months now, literally as we've been in quarantine. I feel like New York and California were kind of one similar tracks, and now they're not in a lot of ways. Tell us what's going on there on the ground. Well, it's ah,.
Pompeo Visits U.K. To Discuss Joint Efforts To Counter China
"London London Now Now that that is is where where Secretary Secretary of of State State Mike Mike Pompeo Pompeo was was today, today, talking talking with with British British counterparts counterparts about about joint joint efforts efforts to to counter counter China. China. The The secretary secretary congratulated congratulated the United Kingdom for moving earlier this month to ban Huawei, the controversial Chinese telecom giant from the development of Britain's five G network, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports. Compound kicked off today's joint press conference by giving Britain a public pat on the back for supporting a harder line against Beijing. I want to take this opportunity Tio congratulate the British government for its principal responses to these challenges. You made a sovereign decision to ban WOL away from future five G networks. You generously opened your doors to Congress who speak nothing more playing just for some freedom. We support those sovereign choices we think well done. Pompon was referring to Britain's recent decision to offer a path to citizenship for up to nearly three million Hong Kongers after Beijing implemented a national security law, which is shrinking freedoms in the former British colony. The Chinese government has grown more assertive UK has repeatedly pushed back in recent months today. Pompeo also met with China Hawks in the British parliament and what was seen as an attempt to pressure Prime Minister Boris Johnson today can even harder line against China's ruling Communist Party. When a reporter asked British Foreign Secretary Dominic Rob, with pressure from the Trump administration has influenced the UK China policy robbed, denied any questions mean Mike and I always have constructive discussions and actually majority times on views overlap when we work together very well. Today's press conference was designed to affirm an Anglo American stance towards the world's second largest economy. Pompeii went much further, saying countries across the globe should join together to call out China for its moves in the South China Sea along the Sino Indian border. You can't go make claims for maritime reaches that you have no lawful claim to You can't threaten countries and bully them in the camellias. We want. We want to see every nation who understands freedom and democracy to understand this threat that the Chinese Communist Party is posing to them and to work both themselves and collectively. To restore what is rightfully ours. China's criticized the U. S and U K for engaging in what it calls a Cold War mentality. But this isn't just about geopolitics. With more than 140,000 Americans dead from covert 19 in the economy and recession. President Trump is trying to portray Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is soft on China and hopes his increasingly hard line will help him win a second term come November.
Trump ends preferential economic treatment for Hong Kong
"Taking office in January two thousand seventeen. US President Donald. Trump has spent many of his non golfing hours inventing new ways to pick fights with China in recent weeks. China has made this part of his job a good deal easier in imposing a repressive news channel Security Laura upon Hong Kong. Beijing has presented trump with an opportunity to strike back at China. Foreign actual reason as opposed to an invented or imaginary. Imaginary one and trump appears to have seized it, and made a stream of consciousness at the White House yesterday trump ordered an end to Hong Kong's special status under US law on joined a four more on this by the formulas diplomat Louis Lukens Lou is now a senior partner with Cigna Global Advisors, but spent the early part of his diplomatic career in China. Lou rawls them back to the briefing the president's announcement first of all what practical consequences is likely to have. Thank you, it's great to be back, so the practical consequences that take a little bit of a while to play out, and you really nailed it. Donald trump has been in some ways looking for a fight with China and China has given him a great excuse to ratchet up tensions. Down, trump spend a little bit conflicted on China right because he is really pursued, wanted this trade deal for the last couple of years at the same time he likes to talk tough on China and what we're seeing is the election comes closer and closer and were less than four months out to election day the United States is a bit of an. An arms race between Joe. Biden and Donald Trump both of them, trying to be seen as tougher than the other on China and I think we will see tensions ratchet up over the next four months as November third becomes closer in China becomes the common enemy that both candidates can agree on them. Both try to outdo each other on being tough on. I mean we'll try to be overly concerned about this. Because they ll affected this kind of response in they they they would have assumed that there would be consequences of some sort to imposing this new security lore on Hong Kong. They they will have thought it through obviously and and anticipated. The reaction would be I wonder a little bit of China hasn't overplayed his hand. I think there is such a court. We're seeing more coordinated international response now to China's aggression whether it's military aggression whether it's you know. Intellectual property, theft and and use. Of Technology. We're and then go human rights issues including Hong. Kong and what's happening with the weaker people in northeast in north western China. I think we're seeing. Countries have reached a tipping point and the Corona Virus in China's initial response to it is also leading countries i. think a little bit bolder and a little bit better coordinated in their measures to counter China and China maybe anticipated that in his plan that, but I think what we're seeing now for the first time, certainly in recent history is a better coordinated and methodical approach to China from Western. Allies working together with more of a common purpose I. Think than we've seen in a while a how coordinated can that response be? Though if the United States as led by President, trump applies his usual attention to detail and attention span to it again. Might this be a calculation that China of made that trump as usually his response to everything will have an puff, but signally failed to blow any houses down. Absolutely I think this guy is very possible and I think they'd be trying to get away with what they can before a Joe Biden presidency, which would start next January and I think we will see with the Joe Biden presidency in foreign policy under Joe, Biden of much more concerted effort to coordinate with allies, and to have an approach facing China and Joe Biden has talked about working with the European Union and Canada and Mexico and other allies to to deal with China's trade practices amongst other things. It is the united. States can't do that now or won't do that now. Because President, trump's policy is so sort of sporadic and incoherent, so China may be may see this as a window of opportunity to strengthen their position while they have a president in the White House who is is somewhat focused on China, but not really in the details, and in unable because of his actions over the last three years to really pull together a global coalition. How potentially dangerous is that? The you spoke earlier of China perhaps overplaying their hand way of Hong, Kong is concerned. Is there a concern that if as he suggested, it seems a reasonable analysis. They are trying to make hay you. All the sun is shining where president trump is concerned that they might overplay their hand further with potentially dangerous consequences. Will absolutely, and that's was you know is scary about this time that we're in right now because China, not justice is not just pushing on human rights in pushing on. In commercial interests around the world, but they're also being quite aggressive militarily. India of the south. China Sea and there's always potential for a misunderstanding. Or an accident we've seen this before you remember when they accidentally shot down an American plane that landed in on Hainan island some years ago. It's very easy for a miscalculation to happen, and when tensions are this high to begin with, it makes the diplomatic walk back from any military accidents much much harder to carry out.
Trump signs bill, executive order to hold China accountable for 'oppressive actions' against people of Hong Kong
"President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that would end a special treatment for Hong Kong. Speaking at an event in the White House rose Garden just moments ago, Trump cited China's recent moves to clamp down on the former British colony, which had been a semi autonomous region and business engine. Today aside legislation And an executive order. Toehold China accountable for its oppressive actions against the people of Hong Kong. Hong Kong Autonomy Act, which assigned this afternoon passed unanimously through Congress. This law gives my administration powerful new tools to hold responsible. The individuals and the entities involved in extinguishing Hong Kong's freedom. Trump says Hong Kong will not be treated in the same way as mainland China disputes over Hong Kong human rights. China's assertions about control of the South China Sea and its handling of the Corona virus pandemic have severely strained U. S.
Beijing Accuses US of Aggressively Intervening in South China Sea
"Is accusing us of aggressive action in the South China Sea. The US deployed two Navy carrier strike groups to the region over the weekend. Greg Poling tracks this part of the world closely. He's a senior fellow for Southeast Asia at the Center for Strategic and International Studies here in Washington. D. C. Thank you so much for being with us this morning. Lauren. Why would the U. S be carrying out these maneuvers at this particular moment? The US has been getting a lot of flak in the region over the last few months about its willingness, Tio still stand up for your rights. You got a lot of bad press from shining particular about whether or not it was still capable of carrier operations because of Tobin, 19 so it wants to show everybody that it's still a Pacific power. Come and explain why why China of finds issue with this in the first place for China. The South fancy is a Chinese, like despite with international law might say China was engaging in military activities a few 100 miles away in the parish islands at the same time. The US does this to show China smaller neighbours Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia that we're not going to let them be bullied by China. Beijing doesn't appreciate that. And how I mean, how does this fall into the larger relationship right now? I mean, obviously, the the dynamic between the US and China is, tends to say the least, not just because of the politics. The rhetoric around the corona virus spread. But also the recent law in Hong Kong, in which mainland China now has far more control over the citizenry. They're one of the things that really stuck out over left three months or so has been Beijing's hypersensitivity. Ah, any criticism amid Code 19 and so things whether it's in the South China Sea in east Tennessee, the Indian border Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, rather than deescalate is doubling down on nationalism, and that leads to just continuing escalation with with the U. S. And with its neighbors. What about U. S allies in the region? What's been their response to the U. S deployment in China's reaction to it? We haven't seen a lot of response directly to these carriers Employment over the last few months, we really seen Vietnam, Philippines as well as states outside of South station like Australia, Japan, India calling for greater US supports I think this is it certainly not enough, but it's the first step towards reminding the region that the U. S still has their back. The waterway. We should say. I mean, it just has huge strategic importance right? An estimated 1/3 of global shipping flows through this particular stretch of water. What could be the consequences if tensions there, increase? We've been in the middle of this year's long campaign by Beijing to start slowly squeezing its neighbors out of the region. So for the U. S, and most of the biggest concern is that Beijing creates a de facto zone of Germany in which In which nobody else can sail or freely operate. You know, the U. S. Isn't willing to accept that for a lot of reasons. The problem is that there are no military solution Cedar. And so if this is all the U. S, has its, really not nearly sufficient. Greg Poling, senior fellow for Southeast Asia, the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. He joined us on Skype and we appreciate your time. Thank you.
Frederick Douglass: Historic US black activist's statue toppled
"China's Foreign Ministry says the United States has deliberately sent its navy to the South China Sea to flex its muscles, accusing Washington of trying to drive a wedge between the region's nations. Two U. S. Aircraft carriers are conducting joint maneuvers
U.S. sends carriers to South China Sea during Chinese military drills
"In the China Sea as China, too, carries out military drills there. The Navy says the U. S. S. Nimitz and the USS Ronald Reagan are carrying out operations in the South China Sea to support a free and open Indo Pacific. China and the US have accused each other of raising tensions in that strategic waterway. At a time of strain relations over everything from the new Corona virus to trade to Hong Kong. Tom Foodie, CBS NEWS Washington
U.S. sends carriers to South China Sea during Chinese military drills
"Carriers were in the South China Sea for military exercises likely to draw the ire of China. At the same time, Beijing will also be holding military drills in the disputed waterway. Tensions are
Navy conducts exercises in South China Sea during Chinese military drills
"Is sending two aircraft carriers into one of Asia's hottest spots. To deliver a pointed message to China that it doesn't appreciate Beijing's military ramp up in the region. The USS Ronald Reagan and U. S S Nimitz air Set toe hold some of the U. S. Navy's largest exercises in recent years in the South China Sea at the same time that China is holding drills in the area. The Wall Street Journal says. With tensions rising between the two over trade, the corona virus pandemic and China's crackdown on dissent in Hong Kong, the U. S wants to challenge what it calls Beijing's on lawful territorial claims.
Philippines says it won't end US military access agreement amid South China Sea tensions
"The Philippines government is walking back its decision to terminate a Visiting Forces Agreement with the US President Rodrigo. Duterte has favored China over the US, but NPR's Julie McCarthy reports this signals weariness toward Beijing. The Philippine foreign secretary said the country is suspending plans to scrap a key military agreement between Manila and Washington for six months. The Visiting Forces Agreement allows you troops easy access in out of the Philippines. The US embassy hailed detail administration's decision to maintain longstanding packed, saying it looks forward to continued close security and defense cooperation. The move is seen as strategic setback for China the Philippine top diplomat would only say the reset was made in in light of political and other developments in the region. Analysts say that's a reference to China's growing assertiveness in the disputed South China Sea which includes the singing in April of a Vietnamese fishing boat. Julie McCarthy NPR
What's behind latest India-China border tension?
"Week kindreds, perhaps thousands of Chinese troops crossed China's disputed border with India in the Himalayas minor scuffles along this frontier, a common, but the latest incursion came as a state-owned Chinese paper asserted new claims to land that its nuclear arms neighbor deems Indian and as a sombre backdrop tool. This relations with the United States a worse than they have been in decades, poisoning everything from trade and investment to scientific collaboration. However much all the regional muscle flexing a- pools the world, it makes sense to the Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong. The party wants to stop a color revolution, which at thinks could bring Democrats to power there despite China's best efforts to rig the system. If eroding Hong. Kong's freedom causes economic damage. So be it party bigwigs reason. The territory is still an important place for Chinese firms to raise international capital especially since the Sino American. Feud makes it harder and riskier for them to do so in New York. But Hong Kong's GDP is equivalent to only three percent of mainland China's now down from more than eighteen percent in nineteen, ninety-seven, because the mainland's economy has grown fifteen fold since then. China's rulers assume that multinational firms and banks will keep a base in Hong Kong simply to be near the vast Chinese market. They're probably right. The simple picture that President Donald trump paints of America and China knocked in confrontation suits, channels rulers well. The party thinks that the balance of PA is shifting in China's favor. Mr Trump's insults feed Chinese nationalist anger, which the Party is delighted to exploit, just as it does any tensions between America and its allies. It portrays the democracy movement in Hong Kong as an American plot. That is absurd, but it helps explain many mainlanders as scorn for Hong Kong's protesters. The rest of the world should stand up to China's bullying. On the Sino Indian border. The two sides should talk more to avoid miscalculations as their leaders promised to in twenty eighteen. China should realize that if it tries the tactics that has used in the South China Sea Building Structures, undisputed ground and daring others to push back. It will be viewed with greater distrust by all its neighbors. In the case of Taiwan China faces a powerful deterrent, a suggestion in American law that America might come to Taiwan's aid where the islands to be attacked. There is a growing risk that a coke. Sure China may decide to put that to the test. America should make clear that doing so would be extremely dangerous. America's allies showed echo that loudly.
"south china sea" Discussed on 10 10 WINS
"Claims in the South China Sea is volleyball will not let others pray or divide Java through translator. Here's the general say that China is open to talk, but it will not be bullied. The reason Tricia started. The US wants to talk. If they want to fight. Back in the western hemisphere, President Trump's threat to slap tariffs on Mexican goes punishment for the poorest border, that encourages illegal immigration is getting a thumbs down from a wide spectrum of American business. And government leaders, get the story from course Everton the last thing we want to do put that landmark deal and the two million manufacturing jobs that depend on North American trade in jeopardy, J, Tim said of the national association of manufacturers, the US chamber of commerce says it's considering legal action to block the tariffs from going into effect, some Republican senators against tariffs, most notably Iowa's, Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate, finance committee, calling it a misuse of presidential tariff. Thority president is said to push the tariffs over the objections of trade advisor even his son-in-law Jared Kushner, which news, type five thirty six on Friday. Bronx and queens, congresswoman, Alexandra or Cusco Cortez was set up a neighborhood bar, appraiser. Previous career as a bartender with a message that living tips is not enough, but we're learning about a meeting. Couple of days earlier, in which AO was singed, rather than toasted, which legislation US, foreign policy, Anthony batallio, former commander of the NYPD Brooks homicide detective squad, an army veteran stormed out of a meeting because he says he couldn't stand. Her Bs any more at another community board eleven treasurer. Silvio Mozelle jointed charging with knocking the country and even the president news time five thirty six..
"south china sea" Discussed on Arms Control Wonk
"You know, it's always the question of who it is that they're deterring, you know, 'cause been I think on your your sort of tweet storm day that we can linked to down to the show notes is is that the the range of the missile would suggest that it's it's not aimed towards China so much but more towards Pakistan. Yes. So the history of the submarine purple star with the. The history of the triad. I guess in India they have nuclear submarines have have been. I think in India's mind in general for since the nineteen seventies, but mostly nuclear attack submarines the idea of a nuclear arm submarine dates back to the draft nuclear doctrine, the nineteen ninety nine a year after India tested nuclear weapons, and it has always been part of India so called the hallowed nuclear doctrine, which is officially adopted in two thousand three after the nineteen ninety nine draft. And so India has long been committed the triad, but the submarine leg is obviously, you know, like most countries, the the slowest to develop given the difficulties of the reactor design, your S L BM's warheads that can be fitted. And India, it was always, you know, with the land-based airbase force the kind of stewardship in command control procedures that India preferred. Which included either dispersed in D mated weapons fully actually disassembled weapons. In some cases, initially in the program would be very difficult with an SPN over the last decade, we've seen India become as SPN program has developed in parallel seeing India become more comfortable, I think with a more with a higher state of readiness on its land based force. They're moving to cannibalize systems, which are sealed one has to. There's a decent probability that the warhead is made before the hermetic seal is placed on the longer range uglies, we know that they've put gravity bombs in the same. You know, co located those with aircraft all of that happened as yes SPN programs developed, so it's possible that command control for the SPN has enabled a higher stay writing as on on land. But it's taken a while to develop the hunt it which was a prototype with Russian assistance for the reactor, at least design assistance, but. You know, it had this accident. It was developing the S L VM's, which are kinda grafted off some of the land based missiles that indie hip been developing. But so this interest in the trial had been from the beginning. And now we're seeing I think it come to fruition and going to see has its own challenges. There's long been a discussion I've questioned, you know, from the beginning what the point of the triumph was because you could argue that from survivability perspective, given India's geography and the lack of counterforce capabilities from China, Pakistan. India's survivability is actually probably pretty good on land. You You have. have a variety of places to disperse the family of missiles, and the privies and command control is easier. And there's always this question about whether the strategic juice of the SBN is worth the organizational financial in command control squeeze that imposes on on the nuclear force, but India's always been committed to it. And you know, there's a there's a variety of hypotheses out there because you know, the major nuclear powers have it it does maybe impart survivability of you think. Yes. SPF survivable of their questions about whether of the hunt, for example in its successor the dominant. You know, had the signatures to really impart the kind of survivability that we normally socio with an SPN. And there's this question about the missiles like you said the range of the first prototype here. The missile the Cape of teens is seven hundred fifty kilometers, which means to have any impact on China. You have to sail the sing out over to basically the East China Sea in South China Sea. And you know, that's that makes the SPN extreme affordable seven hundred fifty kilometers is really Pakistan's specific there's really not much you can do against China with necessary end with just the.
"south china sea" Discussed on Science in Action
"Veins in the leaf that transport water and nutrients is odd ruby like this idea the flowering plants became solar leave mean machines strict down genomes street downs cells which then gave them great to contact with the carbon dioxide in the way that you're describing yes and that's a really important part of the puzzle because when plants are exchanging carbon dioxide with the atmosphere taking in that co two because we live in a dry atmosphere the plants are also losing water and so in order to keep those cells hydrated and to allow for photosynthesis to take place you also have to be able to build a leaf not only with no all those poors on the surface to access that carbon dioxide but we also with a dense network of veins to transport water to those cells and keep them hydrated and i think that's a really novel component of this research is that we show that the overall size of your genome because related to sell size impacts the density of veins and the leaf you were saying how other people have had hypotheses about what it was that made the flowering plant successful that what what you've been doing here is this also a hypothesis that you still need to prove or do you think that it's beyond that there is large bodies of evidence out there that really has shown that if you're going to be metabolic lee successful have high rates of photosynthesis.
"south china sea" Discussed on Science in Action
"There is essentially all you're doing is picking which one you think is related well it sounded easy so a roped in my friend peres to have a go the online experiment can he tell which happens these are related okay we're doing this to get a little away i mean this is a joint effort as a i'm i'm kinda testing you always has to me i'm feeling a ton of prussia now i wasn't before by him now so now i can see a bagel picture of god simple at the top of his key goal is cubicle macedonia's of the house will pay patriotism almost prosthetic stuck owners and then below it does full boxes in each the boxes got an adult chimps face into this full possible at out chimps one of them stakes at smears let looking quite related of new agree the second actually i was thinking the full of whom some reason interesting uh so you'll know the relatedness of the chimps from genetic studies and you'll time in the field with them but you're interested in whether humans are able to spot the daddy's and their offspring in the chimpanzee so what will let tell you about humans exactly so we want tonight really at the very basic level whether or not this mechanism exists in primates at such a useful thing because most primates very social species and it's true for all primates that in at the mothers know who that children on the father's might not so it's probably quite an old evolutionary mechanism exists and it would be a very similar mechanism in humans and chimpanzee so we can't ask the chance to sit down and do it but we can ask humans to rate chimpanzee faces i left peres where he was to agonize over jim places and took a brief trip to my brother's house to quiz him and his wife on their offspring's resemblances so i am now here with my very clear.
"south china sea" Discussed on Science in Action
"One of the reasons that might be is moms always know that the baby is there is an fathers this always potentially an element of uncertainty so it might pay to advertise that you'll related to your father to make sure that you get extra investment from him that he certainly you'll his kid this dillon element of controversy about that in humans isn't it was a wonderful simple story that as usual with human behavior didn't pan out quite that nicely and so that's been lots of followup studies that have shown that perhaps we look more like one or the other parent at different times or perhaps some of this is social and cultural factors so maybe were emphasizing similarity when we're talking about children but that's not something that we're actually seeing in their faces and it got to be really quite messy you're not heads a clear up the human debates about relatedness and resemblance but you'll rather taking the question to a perhaps more suitable species the chimpanzee that's it so rather than get bogged down in the mass of all of these different things that are going on in human behavior chimps are actually a fantastic stick species to test this question in their highly social and again it would really pay for them to be able to know who their father isn't who their relatives are on their father's side we do see quite high levels of infanticide and so if you're a young infant and you can signal to that highranking male that's your father that you're his child he might be able to defend your protectee on the other hand are also signalling to all of the other males that you'll know their children so it's still a little bit of a tricky wants to solve so tell us about the experiment then the setup which is no line tool that people can get involved in yet so we've got a citizen science experiment lots and lots of photographs of chimpanzees fathers mothers brothers sisters lots of infants and we're looking to really pick this whole question apart you look at a picture of a chimpanzee and you will basically just matching who you think the relative is so you'll see for example a picture of a baby and you might see for adult males and you're picking who the father is so for adult females and you're picking he them.
"south china sea" Discussed on Science in Action
"Oh yes look i caps it is a fight sense we don't need to hide it and fort contains many different gases including hydrogen kavanag side than oxygen and nitrogen also this mandate runs of course hydrosulfide is a famous mine like the smell of rotten egg but the produce also sulphur containing compounds of different types all do the is actually important if he can differentiate between them be can use them for diagnostics and begin actually make diagnostics more and more accurate marine says there are association between hydrosulfide and cancer so all these connections can measure these the profiles bitter and more accurate definitely be give us it beautiful pictures of what's happening there and often that beautiful picture what we could use kors told me is that the capsules are single use not spoken to grow says honor whose guess stroke pill is describe in nature electronics this week links on the science in action web page at bbcworldservicecom now i'm not entirely sure white pleases me when people say that my kids look like me it's not like i put a lot of work into their facial features that's just the way the genetic cookie crumbles and in any case the comments maybe just commonplace flattery little social oil coal perhaps the likenesses part of nature's plan in cruella times family resemblance may have posted an inference chance of survival mom looks also coming to this story that's the controversial hypothesis all reports of geoff marsh erred and when he also heard that can't hold beta was looking for similar recognition patten's in chimpanzees the university of saint andrews he decided to see where this could lead they wiz at paper that came out and made a big splash which claimed that we lay look more like a fathers and mothers especially when we are very young and they suggested.
"south china sea" Discussed on Science in Action
"He says microbacterium nar god and they keep producing different types of gases the firm and teach in the food and that's the points of this cats gyulay's sensing the micro and firemen inside the gut yes we have two different types of gas production process in our god when he came so basically anytime he eat something disturbs the liquid of the stomach this is why be sometimes burt and the other eased it goes to the small intestine and accord on aimed those areas we have about one and a half kilograms of bacteria living with us in a symbiotic life andy produce different types of gases now our buddy depends on them and their life depends on our body and if something happens to us all this gas profile changes you any for change also the diet is cast fall changes so this caps you'll basically gives us a health check all those criteria and yes your courage courage soda the problem at the moment with gastroenterologist ease francis instance if somebody has a cab high did matt absorption such as lactose intolerance some bond has irritable bowel syndrome or somebody has or regrets of bacteria in the gut the symptoms of these three different and very common disorders of to go as a very similar the show constipation diarrhea bloating pain irritation and all other tease basically these gaps it will come as a first tool that can tell the difference between these these orders so it sounds very useful you've mentioned so far three is that you can detect carbon dioxide oxygen and hydrogen there are other gases from all got you call them odiferous ideo paper we call them smelly can you extend the behavior of your cox he'll to include those an do they also actually contain uninteresting medical sick.
"south china sea" Discussed on Science in Action
"Genius engineer nam ha and he's highs or something like from comic books he conceiving naked eyes the smallest sizes mentions on a surface it can imagine and then the patient swallows this and it's sensing gases how does it sense gases inside the gut okay sir it includes two sensors and the modulate the sensors basically apply of voltage to the heat here because behind this sensor and at each temperature this sensor become sensitive to a specific gas crisis at thirty seven degrees body temperature sensitive to hydrogen at high temperature one hundred or two hundred degrees become sensitive to carbon dioxide the measure these continuously the concentration and the type of the gas i have no idea of the timescales actually volkers open mic got sounds very ignored presumably reaches the pretty quickly and then it sort of sits around they narain your changing the temperature of the census and then it slowly works its way down from there is that right curry day lane tougher gotti's about 10 meat is very quickly it passes through this saw focus and be swallowed capsules goes to this tommy stays there can be entertained within a few minutes to several hours after the passes to the small intestine is after that it goes to colon and after that it leaves the body basically it takes between twenty four to forty eight hours for this capsule to leave our buddy so you'll measuring these gases you mentioned oxygen carbon dioxide and hydrogen on surprised by these aren't just gases which we swallowed along with offered i pursued some of them are solo some of our generated hydrogen is generated in our colon mostly cabin dioxide most of them are generated as firm indication gas behalf marker again.
"south china sea" Discussed on Science in Action
"Welcome to socks in action from the bbc world service with me roland pease and this week we've the genetic power of flowers lee mean and spit down for a cretaceous takeover we go gastric with an electronic pill that will sniff out the health of your gut we have about one and a half kilograms of bacteria living with us and they produce the of gases if something happens to us our this gas profile changes and taking a break from kitson means on social media are reporter tries chimpanzee picks instead i can say a bail asia all a tim other tall is key lull is casal musset is i think that's what pivoted almost prosthetics stuck on is which one is dab and why it matters later in the program we start with the developing story from the south china seas where an iranianowned oil tankers being on find since the beginning of the week following illusion with a freighter off shanghai coastline narrow particular fears because the tankers carrying a light form of crude called condensate summon boxall from the uk national original griffey entries on the lawn to explain why that matters but first of all funding the reports are that he is carrying a million barrels of crude my that she no idea where that puts it on the potential scale of disasters it would make it if that in the nation the worst marine spill for over 25 years and it would certainly put it in the top ten worldwide ships bills so it makes it a major spill and the fact that he's condensate why is not different from the normal sort of thick crude that people seen spills connors as a much lighter or let's all of the higher functions and so it includes a little things like propane butane pentane it has a very high concentration things like benzene but also carries other things that hydrogen sulfide in it benzene is carcinogenic hydrogen sulfide is a direct poison and the fact that lease a light oils is at boys.
"south china sea" Discussed on KBOI 670AM
"Of the navy richard spencer uh out there so i think uh secretary mode lee is in a great position uh and will be helping us with the new frigate acquisition is wells a number of other programmes but he's an articulate boise's a man with a business on accounting background previously served in the navy he understands the climate he understands dollars and uh and he's already demonstrated an ability to lead a visavis the american public and with capitol hill chris you know an issue that is somewhat lost in the shuffle as we focus on north korea and china is the south china sea and of course when we think of the south china sea we think of trade but that's not really what's going on there the issue of the south china sea is the ability of the united states to reinforce taiwan in the event of a conflict with china how does this three hundred fifty five plus navy how does that affect the balance of power in the south china sea and to what extent will china respond and what impact will have on us china relations well i think it's important understand it that china made it outward expansion and cook up this more grefe position in the south china sea a win it re nice to win now weakness on the part of the american and so uh they wanted to get down there during the obama administration when they were doing a lot of lead from behind and now until by getting a stronger presence in a more consistent presence we'll be in a position to lead there here my concerns about three 55 we've talked about this deal it's going to take some time are there worker rounds are there are ways to patch things together the loss of those not lost but the.
"south china sea" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"Nary orbiting andrew allowing setback cooking an eat points need to be made in before coming cagnon to and uncertainty that the fall of struggle and the freedom of navigation program on aids a global programme not just about the south china sea and he can actually about sharia it is about any excessive markups on twain regardless of the state now the giannis to be particularly keating torrington sort of maximizing the clay and in the south china sea which higher may again at the ticketed instead of a president at the receiving end of defaults the it should be shaded it isn't about sean that you didn't about solids in utilities about excessive math on trade and easy fight over the rations eu south china sea run by the us navy and only games excess is claimed by china but it will surge by other uh stayed active coastal states arkham measures instead of being sued yet not surge at all on the experiences on a thing yawns to new question is any hint that according to customary little because we should remember that a non state is not a signatory is not is not a member of dm uh ankles knocking nation convention on more this just two main legal framework that enshrines center the not showing how uh bring to both for delivery charge a mass on that united states a as not deve down close nationally vessel to the full spec on customs law which is many ways similar identity she point is we are going to challenge anyone who's going to exceed whatever cast him illegal allow them to trade.
"south china sea" Discussed on WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition
"Uh both countries uh not as assertive as they have been in the past in this area it's such a contrast to the story we were talking about at the start of this podcast involving a us in china bilateral trade because it almost seems to me the really having a coherent uh us policy in a high degree of trust and credibility for the u s uh in the south china sea is perhaps owners more important uh to america than in any specific details involving intellectual property dispute suit that sort of thing in the bilateral trading arrangement because we are really are talking about us relations with a a large number of allies in the region and also the the basic ability to trade anything uh through some of these sea lanes right well it's consistent with the trump administration's transactional approach to foreign policy which is essentially uh looking for progress especially on the trade balance and not constrain so much on the more um abstract uh balance of of power within the region so the chinese m may be able to take advantage of this but the chinese always seemed to manage uh to shoot themselves in the foot by being too aggressive and then pushing uh pushing the smaller countries in asia back into the us camp so it it's it's really case i think with china and the us of uh who can lose this uh battle rather than uh who is winning the battle.
"south china sea" Discussed on WPRO 630AM
"Of the south china sea is the way of talking about china's ambitions in all of asia and your asia and then against the number one power on the planet the united states we might not be interested in china but china's interested in us i begin with an episode most recently within these last day the cia chinese people liberation army airforce flew six nuclearcapable bombers h6 bombers are over the may akos straight which is between the japanese islands of morocco on okinawa following that there was chinese coastguard ships passing into water are understood to be japanese waters near kiev show the cia the japanese responded but the cia and the chinesebacked often than they came back again following that the us reported that there was a chinese naval vessel operating with one one hundred miles off the alaska coast in international waters following that we had ambiguous remarks by the chinese ambassador within the same day as saying that there were troubling developments between the us and china and maybe was talking about trade there is trouble there are maybe was talking about the south china sea we also have reason to believe that the congress is paying a deal of attention to this and right now the congress is calling for the navy to expand itself not only the three hundred fifty ships but also to look for reestablishing ports of call in taiwan with the us and taiwanese navy's operating together finally in one of the unusual activities in the region to suggest there is conflict in the future with the asian government or within these last days named of piece of its northern economic self the north not tone a c and other words it took a piece of what could be the south china sea and claimed it for itself michael a very good evening to you you have spoken over these last weeks just recently that the chinese are content with their aggression the militarized islands the incidence of a overflights the demanding of of air defense identification zone their contend with is because they do not believe that the us will fight they do not believe the us will push back they also believe they can intimidate the allah the us is small allies in the region certainly the events of these last days suggest that the chinese are acting on their assumption that the us.
"south china sea" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"I think there are three the first we just discussed the south china sea where a while i don't predict a a war with china i think are interests coincide broadly speaking with china but i do see continuing shoulder bumping controversy and possibly leading up to an exchange of not ordinance but ships banging against each other so a lot attention the south china sea secondly the eastern mediterranean off the coast of syria where russia operates a a a great many ships and flows them south from the black sea north of stumble and operates from bases in syria while us ships are also there in support of our operations against the islamic state while the russian ships are there to support the war criminal assad those interest do not coincide that could lead to difficulties in the third and final all mention jane is in the high north in the arctic where russia's investing greatly anna arctic bases they're building icebreakers the united states canada denmark by virtue of greenland iceland norway or on the other side of the arctic sea all nato countries we need to avoid turning that into a zone of conflict and perhaps pun intended a cold war let's avoid that in fact in all of these areas i hasten to say i think we have the tools of diplomacy to ensure we don't stumble into hot conflict but if we don't pay attention the odds are higher that we will do have a off the ball at this moment.
"south china sea" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Many ways for instance in the south china sea west six nations are in dispute over territory and china's being building artificial islands that is not being lost sight of a by much of the world as it and you look at countries like germany um in angola merckel has never been afraid of criticising charter on human rights ordered role in the south china sea and yet they seemed is still trade with one another germany and china and if europe as a whole does pretty well out of china you know there's much more china's investment coming into europe at the moment than going the other way economically speaking china is also pressing ahead with a huge initiative notice one belt one road in other words a lot of chinese money and construction is being put in to build infrastructure in countries all over europe and asia and 102 in africa as well is this building goodwill would you say it is hard thing with one built one road i think is to try and separate a slogan from something which is real because on the one head you know the promises of it seemed so by gummen they're going to be links and countries in the neck what bright with one another it's going to bring even happiness and things like this and yet there is actual money there's targeted funding to go into bridges and railways and the like so it is both those things historically china was to itself has and quotas of the middle kingdom the center of the world do you think in any way we're actually seeing a move back towards their it certainly feels like it in some ways the manama china guys sir i'm sitting here in beijing and is being so much change here over the last decade it is possible to sit here in the chinese capital and feel like you are at the centre of things will some sort of news center of things i'm not saying there's no new york or london or other senses of importance of course but it's remarkable the extent to which things happen here and just roll ask around the.
"south china sea" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Like this well at a time like this there nervous for two reasons one of them would be the economics now because tpp was so was serb has been put in the deep freeze all the trans pacific partnership the big trade deal that china's neighbours is a short absolutely and then of course uh what happens in the south china sea why don't you explain the south china sea whether it's a big deal well the south china sea is an area of of many many different overlapping claims for a islands i'm in the south china sea and underneath the south china sea of course there's a lot of uh of raw materials there are very rich fishing grounds there so there are some economic concerns in the south china sea so when we hear stories and we've had them on the program from time to time about the chinese turning reefs into islands building airstrips or drilling for oil in places where it's not allowed his vietnam one of the victims of all of that i think you could say that yes that's right particularly in the spratly islands there there you've men some some some conflicts between chinese forces and vietnamese forces risk of war here my i would say not i would say not but certainly a lot of of what you might call rubbing roofing and so what is vietnam one from the united states them well from the united states the vietnam's looking for two things one of them is a very stable and continuing to expand economic relationship secondly they would like to see the united states remain in the uh in the southeast asia acting as a balance in power to balance out china how's the united.