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Fresh update on "taiwan" discussed on Lee Matthews
"Somalia's parliament is considering a bill allowing girls to be married once they reach sexual maturity and allow forced marriages if the family gives consent. Thousands of Somalia's have signed a petition against it. The Chinese government announces a visit by a member of President Trump's Cabinet to Taiwan. China condemning Alex a czar's visit to Taiwan as a political show, saying the health and human services secretary has proved that the U. S politicians American lives mean nothing compared with their selfish political gains. Cesar is the highest ranking U. S official to visit Taiwan in 41 years. China claims the island has its own. He used the trip to criticize China's handling of the Corona virus outbreak, accusing Chinese leaders of failing to warn the world boxes Simon Trump administration's signaling its intent to extend an arms embargo on Iran, but other government say they will oppose it. The arms embargo on Iran is due to expire in.
US converns over fast Russia vaccine
"Senior officials in the trump administration are expressing doubt on Russia's virus vaccine speaking in Taiwan health and Human Services secretary Alex Asia says it's more important to have a safe and effective vaccine against the coronavirus done to be the first to produce it he's not told ABC transparent data is needed on the vaccine to prove its safety and efficacy he also notes the U. S. house of six Maxine's in development under the operation warp speed initiative meanwhile White House counselor kellyanne Conway has expressed skepticism about the testing backing up Russia's claim that it's developed the Kobe nineteen vaccine I'm Charles de Ledesma
Fresh update on "taiwan" discussed on Fox News Rundown
"Has never been more ready to get to work. Senator Kamala Harris, saying that on Facebook after being selected as Joe Biden's running mate by making the announcement on Twitter and in an email to supporters writing I've decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me. Take this fight to Donald Trump and Mike Pence and then tow lead this nation starting in January 2021. Fox is Griff Jenkins. Later, Biden and Harris will make their first appearance as the Democratic presidential ticket. China lashing out after a U. S official criticizes Beijing for its handling of the Corona virus. China condemning Alex a czar's visit to Taiwan as a political show, saying the health and.
The Philippines Becomes Coronavirus Hot Spot In Southeast Asia
"Philippines has over taken in Tunisia as Southeast Asia's Corona virus hot spot even though Indonesia has twice as many people. The Philippines now has more than 136,000 confirmed cases of covert 19 and critics say no coherent strategy for defeating the virus, Michael Sullivan reports. Like other countries in the region, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam, For example, the Philippines recorded its first covert case back in January. Those neighbors acted swiftly. They started locking down when they had a few 100 cases and the timeliness of the response was key to the success of Vietnam, Korea and Taiwan University of the Philippines. Covert researcher Ranjeet Rai. They decided to do something significant when they only had relatively few cases, and they were successful with racing and with the isolation very different from the Philippines, where we already had a case in January, and we decided not to do anything about it until March, and it wasn't just the Philippines lock down. That was late health workers say, Dr Tony Luchon. Is a former advisor to the government's covert task force. They started Lee with the AH building up of the health system capacities in terms of testing isolation. And quantum tracing. We wasted so much time about two months instead of trying to build up our infrastructure's adequate testing and contact tracing are still a huge problem, but the lock down that went into effect in March 1 of the longest and most severe in Southeast Asia. Did help reduce the number of new cases until it was lifted in June, when cases started to skyrocket. Over the weekend, the country's medical front liners issued an urgent virtual plea to President Rodrigo did to reimpose the lock down to allow them to regroup. Medical Association president Dr Jose Santiago Jr. Our health care system has bean overlong our head workers are burned out would seemingly endless number of patients trooping to our hospitals for emergency care and ambition. We're waging a losing battle against carbon 19 President Duterte. His initial response was less than empathetic, accusing the health workers of inciting a revolution against his government. You will give me the free ticket. The state's a counterrevolution. How I wish you would do it. The next day, he retreated and ordered a new 15 day locked down. But it's not a stringent is the first public transportation has been stopped. But businesses and retail outlets Khun operated half capacity in an effort to both halt the spread of the virus and allow some economic activity in the country that's now slipped into recession. But critics say this 15 day locked down light won't stop the spread of the virus. If it goes only 15 days, it will start increasing again. And the problem is that our health Care is now a full capacity. We have two cities in Metro Manila, which are at 100% occupancy. So that's a real problem. That's University of the Philippines. Professor Ghetto divvied who's been modelling the spread of the virus, along with his colleague, grungy dry. If we don't manage this this month, we don't take the opportunity to extend the music. You That small window opening lives and livelihoods would suffer at the disruption will become greater and my sense if we prematurely opened, it could be catastrophic for us. But he acknowledges extending the log down will be a tough sell for both the politically powerful business community and the everyday Filipino who's going to suffer because of these extended lockdowns. For NPR news. I'm Michael Sullivan in Ching, right?
Fresh update on "taiwan" discussed on BTV Simulcast
"Speaking of Taiwan's own capability, have you managed to convince the US to upgrade your Patriot missile system? Any update on that? Yes. Are actually full of past 10 years high one. It's far full behind in under US underwater capability. And our major battle tank. There are 40 years old and the hour of fighters. They have 20 years old. So our equipments and the hour Military battle system is, uh, it's out ofthe our needs. But for the past four years, our president tying one She put a lot of efforts and the project in improving our Fatal system. Our weapons on DH tried to reform and make our military's there equipments and life pager. For example, we will up 10 and one, a two key major battle keg in 2000 and 23 on our own med submarines. The 1st 1 will be tested in 2023. And we were up 10. Newest have system Really in 2023 on DH Our old model F 16 A B. Now we are upgrading them toe. 16 weeks we have Cousin. Hold a fighter's now has achieved up great so The skip between Taiwan military and the P L. A. We are shooting that and so not only in the military way we all believe in Taiwan. Democracy will be our best weapon. How many's a democracy freedom and we value human rights. These kind of lady, It's our daily life. We think this difference between Taiwan and China is the best protection to Taiwan. We are using our hardware ofthe military. We are using our democracy. Invading too, Dear, we sour pickles. He's confront China. You have closely you watching events here in Hong Kong. And what's your takeaway from that? What does it mean? For the 1919 to 11 China principle is well visit now need to be more clearly delineated. Hong Kong to Taiwanese. It's change early and the warning, you know, trying CCP. They are using Hong Kong as a showcase. Try to lure Taiwan one country two systems. However, since the 1997 Hong Kong step into one China That means Tongan has given up the freedom off option so we can we can see the past several years. The one country, two systems is extinguished. Solar has a few days they arrest the next meet the the media reporters on the owners They destroyed the freedom of media on that they use in the Hong Kong National Security, low toe, destroy right? To speak out on the street to protest so to Taiwan. We are so familiar with Hong Kong you know, in the world on Lee Hyung Hyung and the Taiwan using the traditional Chinese character, it's quite difference with Chinese simplified characters on day R. Thousands of Hong Kong students in Taiwan in Taiwan. We watch Hong Kong soap opera hunk family, They decent tool, a singer from highway so we have crossed relationship. That's why China used in Hong Kong. It's the lure to show our social Taiwan one country, two systems. It works, however. CCP. They destroy the one country, two systems themselves. So in Taiwan, a lot of people say One's A Hong Kong situation is the warning to Taiwan's future. If we give up our on national defense, our sovereignty, our own democracy. Go in to conquer model our future. Our keys. Our Children will live hunk. Unlike life, it's miserable. So Entire while we try to help Hong Kong protesters specials especially lost young case as much as possible. And we are using hunger as a lesson to let Taiwan these people understand. You can never trust a communist Thank you. Thank you. So much of that That was the Japanese will make Wang Ting you just to say those his opinions are not those Are you coming to companies facing existential threats Reporting Today we got 10 cent and Cathay Pacific Court of the Crossfire between China and the U. S. Is going to review their earnings..
Azar leads highest-level US delegation to Taiwan in decades
"And Human Services Secretary Alex A czar. He's in Taiwan all kinds off global implications to that visit. Ed Baxter has the global news. Gather. Sure you're absolutely right. Tom, the highest level visit by an American Cabinet officials since the break and formal relations in 1979 how Bloomberg Stephen Angle says it plays into the current U. S. China problems big time This one is not on the military side is more on the health side, but still a high level Cabinet member of the Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar, visiting Taipei, the highest ranking U. S official in decades. Surely to rankle Beijing he's due to meet with the president's science Bang. Along with other health officials. The
Fresh update on "taiwan" discussed on BTV Simulcast
"With factory output down 1/4 straight month in June as economy struggles to reopen the index of industrial production. Fell more than 16%. Ldiot less than 21% decline scene in a Bloomberg survey, India is heading for its first full year contraction and more than four decades. The IMF, seeing Jenny be shrinking by 4.5%. U. S Health secretary. Alex says genuine cooperation from China in the Corona virus has been lacking his comments coming after meeting the Taiwanese foreign minister, as as visit has been condemned by Beijing and does come against this backdrop of escalating tensions between the United States and China over a wide range of issues. Let's get to Taipei. Thanking you is a little making chair of parliaments of foreign affairs and defence committee. Thank you so much for joining what you take of a czar's visit. To Taiwan. A czar's meeting. His delegation is Highest to ring be the delegation since 1979. So is many for to Taiwan is means they all come off has the years we increased mutual cooperation and the relationship My one member in the Pacific. We are fear democracy and we take responsibility for the regional step a step ability. So we regard the United States but laid by bizarre it's Ah Milestone fall a pairs of 40 years. And the second It's a first case to practice the trip. I want trouble act talent triple allowed Taiwan on the United States eyes toe. Officer, for example, the president vice president our prime minister in the past that it's not allowed to visit the Washington D. C. Since the past the double act, the law allowed to visit each other, but we don't have Look Has to show practice The act. So delegation means the first case to feel Pilot Travel Act. And the other Minis. In the past 40 years, Taiwan has been located and isolated by Chinese coming. These the party's influence on this visit means the interference from trying TP Has been reduced a lot a lot. I want to act as a normal country. The past of at least 20 years. We are not allowed to join in the National Society Organization. Even it's none politics organization. We are protected. But we hope since 2020 leased this unreasonable, unfair arrangement for Taiwan can be lifted. So looking at what's happening in this coming together between Taiwan and the US, bringing the relationship a bit closer, are risking the ire of Beijing here. Aren't you really the moment giving license to the Hawks within the Communist Party? Wei has bean Brayton by piece for years. No make that I won't try to defend our family, our country or Taiwan. One toe fear responsibility to the In the nation of society trying, they always condemn they always using different kind of words. Alert military activities to Threat Highway. To to us Cos Cicely peace, traitor or physically, He's uh Harsh words is our every day Normal situation. Actually to Taiwan. We we can Contributes our capabilities. We had not rely on the other's help. Our capability, our intelligence, cheap. Our public hail medical care. We have our own strength and the advantage you can share the world. China using politics, the reason to broker the Taiwan It's not only the lows, the loose off it but also its nose up to the war and At this moment when a czar delegation visit Taiwan, Chinese P A. They are using their fighters to roast the meat. A light All the type I want Street and the Taiwan oppose. We were using our both to get him away actually for the past this month. There are a dozen times off Chinese fighters to Jerez, Taiwan, Isay. We hope Beijing government can be a reasonable and responsible neighbor country. Long used in this military way to fully neighbor country. They will help Foolin Asia. It won't help to China themselves. You talk about closer relations between Taiwan and the U. S. Is any clarity how far the U. S is willing to go to support to show his support for Taiwan? Isn't willing Teo to use military force if China were to attack I'm a member ofthe nation North depends committee. In Taiwan's We See the thing. The responsibility to defend Taiwan is all we put the responsibility on our shoulders. We cannot rely on any other country. It's But we're friends want to help? We do appreciate it. We didn't count on my national security. United United States commitment However, highway is this here? It means the interests of the United States. Mr Interest off the world, for example, we are. We are the largest supplier. Chips. We are the largest supplier in many industrial supply a chance we are reliable and the Chilean supplier So once Taiwan can be secured and stabilized. This is a regional will be stabilized. Secure to lay up. Three potential crisis in this region is the China Sea. I went straight and the South China Sea and Taiwan will play important role in this area so we didn't come down United Staes Hill. We want to cooperate with international communities toe keep Lisa region peace and the prosperity And the national defense have ability is on along, but actually, we do need some technology over sung himself. To shoot him. But there between Taiwan and the China, But this year is 2020 China They don't have enough capability to transport Laywer truth to occupy Taiwan, But in the near future, maybe they were modernized Layer capability, so we do need increased. Taiwan's Capability to defend, Let on that. We want to have international structure. Too many 10 stay the coal and the peace situation in this area..
US health chief to visit Taiwan
"Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar is in Taiwan due to meet with President Sion Wang, along with other health officials
Fresh update on "taiwan" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia
"Quick Take This is a Bloomberg business Flash. Well, a very good morning to you 13 minutes before the top of the hour. I'm Brian Curtis in the Bloomberg Interactive Brokers studio in Hong Kong couple of main themes in the markets this morning. One is gold is selling off. It looks like it's in danger of dropping below $1900. Stretching out down about $41.40 at 1905 20. We're seeing consolidation in equity markets and it continued selloff in technology shares. The Hang Sang tech index Is down 3% this morning. Right now, 10 cent is off 1.2% and a technology one of the apple suppliers down two and 1/4 percent. Alibaba. Off 1.6%. We're seeing a little bit of rotation in markets, but the theme being consolidation. Generally speaking, the sex 200 is down 1/4 of a percent. Straits Times Index down 7/10 of 1% Tykes in Taiwan down 9/10 of a percent of the C S I 300 China off about 6/10 of 1%. The dollar is trading here kind of flat. The moment Bloomberg dollars spot 11 80 to Dalian, 106 59 and oil is holding on to some strength up about 1/3 of 1%. $41.75. That's a look at markets 12 minutes before the top of the hour. Now, let's get you news with that. Baxter in the 9 60 newsroom in San Francisco at All right,.
q2nd federal inmate at southern Illinois prison dies of COVID
"A second inmate diagnosis. TTE with covert 19 of the federal prison in Marion, Illinois, has died this week. The Federal Bureau of Prisons is 39 year old Taiwan. Davis died Wednesday at a hospital where he was receiving treatment is death follows that on Sunday of 65 year old girl
US health agency relaxes travel advice for several countries
"The centers for disease control and prevention is relaxing its advisory for travel during the covert nineteen pandemic but just a little the CDC has been urging Americans to avoid all nonessential international travel now it says it's fine but only to about twenty locations Taiwan Greenland in Laos are among more than a dozen locations with the CDC mentions no particular precautions seven others including Thailand Fiji and New Zealand are in a low risk group older adults and those with certain underlying medical conditions should talk to their doctors first as for the rest of the world the CDC is suggesting you stay home and if you have the travel bug check with those countries authorities before making plans many have mandatory quarantines in place and some aren't accepting U. S. visitors at all Ben Thomas Washington
Expert Says U.S. Current Trend in Coronavirus Cases Isn’t Sustainable
"With us. Dr. John Wade CI, the professor of the Global Health Programme, professor of health system and policy program. And the director of the Center for Global Health College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. And Dr CI Welcome back to the Mark Mason Show. It's my pleasure to be back with you. Well, I'm glad to hear your voice again. I always use you is kind of our update into the really world of Corona virus. What's really going on and a lot has happened since we last talked. On that the virus seems to be more prevalent than ever. But we seem to be learning to live with it. I suppose one of the virus limits we can live with. I mean, we won't like it. But can we get by at this rate? No. We add a to high rate a TTE this great, many, many stay or counties there. Health care for city would not be able to 15 we We have to bring down because most European and Asian country at much lower levels, so they are able to lead you much higher level of activity, which we still cannot. And so if we maintain this high level or pandemic, it will hurt both our economy and people's life and health, and so we had to do something to bring it down to a much lower level. Wow. I don't know how we do that. The governor's talked about maybe travel restrictions. Is that one possible thing we should seriously look at where maybe people from high incident states are are not allowed to come where they if they do. Come there, quarantined. Well, it is. It's It's a good idea, in theory, but in practice will be very difficult to implement. Because he had to send lots of people to monitor to supervise and that costs money. So are you thinking another lock down or slow down? No, no, I think for the last Upfield. Early June, We duty our 2.5 months left town. And we see the serious impact on Mike, honey, and I don't think al economy can sustain more locked down. What we need to do is to learn how to live. Save it. How to operate our business. I work safety and one particular major. Uh, I know the difficulty but that's very critical measure, not just Oregon. But slowly, 90 states we were not able to implement and that is one of the biggest reason we are in this high level off epidemic. So remember in my early and Evi I mentioned that there are three step process. That's important. The first step is contact tracing. The second step is testing and so We're not doing a superb job, but we have the great improvement compare with March or April in term of the first step. But we still fail on the last step that is after the testing. What do we do with the confirmed cases So far, we only isolate people with moderate to see via symptoms. And completely neglected people with mild or no symptoms, and the latest studies, said just people with mild to know Simpson. They accounted for about 80% of total infection. But this 80% of total infection also, if we don't contain them, they also contribute to about 70 to 80% of new infection. Just think about this way. We pay attention to the Penta pus it with more moderate to severe symptoms contained them. But we let the other 80% continue to spread the virus free tea, and it will be a miracle if we don't have. Ah, hi. Hi. Cases continue to be in this house. How did we get more testing? I mean, we can barely my doctor tells me that he has no more tests because they've shipped him off to Florida and Texas and other states that need him. That's a problem I was comparing with Beck in March or April, Wright had done better dimension. We're not doing a super job during the testing as well, Well, I'm with you on the testing, and they and the containment. It's just a question of Why aren't we doing it? There are multiple reason one if people are still resisting the idea ofthe isolation and quality scene and the other financial Many Asian country. I don't know much about European country mediation country like Taiwan, they when they have a mandatory quarantine, isolation, government pay for the costs and company people. The example of Taiwan in their quarantine and isolation. Everyone who and the quarantine everyday received about equipment to certify us started per day for 14 days. So people who need to be quarantined need to be compensated because they lost income and we're not able to do that. I know we're on our financial crunch. So it's both financial reason but also political social reason, because people are not waiting. Yeah, I would have to be afraid, though. Doctors at the AA liberal Mike what would fake Corona virus just so he could sit at home for two weeks and get paid by the government? But there's you know, there's the question of you gotta have the test and it's got to come back positive. So I'm with you. I think a lot of listeners were with you test and contained testing contain, And maybe that's what they should be trying to come up with. In the way of money in Washington, D C right now, the World Health Organization says We should not expect a miracle where a vaccine is concerned. Are we being spoon fed in folded a cure A vaccine, If you will make may not be what we think it's going to be. So that I have some reservations because we still know ability to about the vaccine because there's no effective action available yet. I think I just saw the news. Russia has a plan to have a effective action by October, and we don't know how safe it is, but I think they're waiting between safe and effectiveness. For the U. S. I think the earliest might be the beginning of next year. And I cannot say anything about how effective it is because we haven't seen that yet. We don't know yet, but most likely given the nature of the disease, even an effective vaccine. The immunity may not last very long. If the image can last up to a year. That would be wonderful, but most likely will be somewhere between six months and 12 months. That means we may need to do more than one dose of
Why does Donald Trump want to ban TikTok?
"For those who are blissfully unaware late last week, us? President Donald Trump announced that he would ban Tiktok and furthermore he said he would block Microsoft from taking over the APP which was apparently a deal that was in the works Then he's back flipped and given Microsoft, forty five days to complete the transaction and he's, but now he signed that the US Treasury should get a copy of the deal which seems weird in a country, which is terrified of socialism so like That's a basic recap, but there's so many little weird bonkers nuances to this Britain I actually bret benefit and I actually read about published on risky Biz in the Linke's quakes showing. But look, let's let's get the conversation going now and we'll start with you, alex, know they're probably some national security ramifications or concerns around APPs lactic TIKTOK. But why do we get the impression? That's not what's driving this whole thing? Well, you make it then. Prussian, because the president of the United States continues to change his justification of what he's doing is making a national data protection law up on the fly on twitter. and. So you know it's it's quite possible that watching what's going on that. You'd reasonably conclude that this isn't a well-considered change in policy, but perhaps part of the ongoing trade war and yell perhaps a mix of trump's anger at what would normally be protected speech against him on Tiktok and partially to distract from the fact that at the same day that he made that announcement, it was announced that the United States economy shrunk by nine percent in just one quarter. And so you know all those things together. Is really polluting this process now that being said I, think there are some interesting risks here in there is something we have to talk about about Chinese APPS and the data of Democracies sitting servers available to the PR. But if you're going to do that for my perspective Tiktok is probably not even the top five or top ten companies. I'd be concerned about there's a lot of Chinese companies that are much more critical inner city and much more important data than they are. This seems. To be completely driven by trump and not by some kind of process and either the White House or or the agencies were, there can rationally considering these things. Now look you and I, we have access to gripe bonds that most people don't actually have access to. A wonderful part of the job. I mean, my gripe tells me that this is not going through the usual processes. I mean the US investigation into Tiktok did start last year. Right? This is a legit sign. Lee Rooted investigation, but it's the escalation since like last week, that is just the just the mad pot, and as you say I mean why the hell out we talking about we chat and that's that's a curly a one to a strategy. I know that there are politicians here. Who Use we chat as a way to communicate with Chinese Australians, for example, right? So that whole thing is a can of worms and I think blocking chat in. A, lot of places around the world is going to be a real loser, right? So that's maybe one reason people don't WanNa. Touch it. But yeah, this is a very complicated. Nuanced issue that has just been. The whole thing strange. Isn't it? It is so syphilis. The law that we're talking about here is was really built to protect kind of the American industrial base around defense. Rightly, you have an important helicopter manufacturer and you don't WanNa get bought by Iran. That's what cities is for. It has never been used as a back door for data protection framework right here. In the United States, we do not have data protection framework. There is no law that says you cannot ship social security numbers of Americans to a Chinese company. Nothing prevents that in theory now, obviously, we have A. Rules that have been created through FTC decisions and such. But overall, we don't have a framework for deciding what is really important Pi and work in it set up, and so to create that out of whole cloth, using a stiffest interpretation is really probably the worst way to handle what is eight really really complicated problem, and like you said, there's other companies put away the top and I think for my perspective, we chat the top Vermont for me. Right is used by the entire chinese-speaking Gaspara. Anybody who has any in China uses it, and that includes people in Singapore people in Hong Kong people in Taiwan. So lots of these places where Chinese intelligence is really interesting. What's going? We chat has become. Part of People's daily lives, and unlike tiktok, it carries very sensitive data. Right? People run their companies. All we chat, they have their personal communications reach at the. They probably arrange affairs and do things that are very black maleable on we chat and there evidence from Citizen Lab, and some other folks who have done worth that demonstrate that you can kind of get side channel information out of we chat that demonstrates that they are watching and they are doing at least scanning of certain phrases, even communications that go. I. Mean I m point, I. think that's well known and well established that we chat is certainly used by the EPA to do surveillance, right? Like that is the reason. So successful in the reason that they can block other communications, funnel people through it, but this brings us to an important question. There are some concerns that say censorship on TIKTOK. For example, there was a case where they would deleting videos that referred to. Human Rights abuses occurring in Xinjiang in in China, right, and that turned into a into massive Khufu four. Good reason. Don't get me wrong Let's not pretend for a second, the PSE or a bunch of fluffy. Fluffy pandas. Okay. That is that is certainly not the case. But let's, be real. Trees names for them. But let's look. Let's be be real here. Right? Like the hottest security angle to this, right? It's it's. It's hard to make a case that it's. It's a terribly dangerous APP now when the United States blocked the sale of grinder. To to an offshore concern I, mean I think that was another Chinese company that wanted to buy that. Absolutely. Anyway, near when they wanted to buy a company that track Global Hotel reservations again, that it's type of information is incredibly valuable to US intelligence in two, thousand, six, the US government's blocked checkpoint, which is an Israeli from blind buying sauce fly because source for. Through. SNORT had deep in US government networks. The right in all of these situations where this has happened before you can point to a single reason and you can say this is why. Absent here,
Mariners Likely To Open With Six-Man Rotation
"Season with a six man rotation. Marco Gonzales pitches Friday's opener in Houston, Taiwan. Walker starts the next night, followed by You, Sakaguchi on Sunday. Kendall Graveman will pitch a Monday Siri's finale, Justus Sheffield and Justin done. We'll pitch the 1st 2 games of the series in Anaheim Challenge Cup quarterfinals
The coronavirus is mutating, making it harder to stop the spread
"Hey. So, as Jim Garrity points out a study released last month by the scripts that research institute concluded that the strains of the virus spreading so quickly in Europe in the U. S have a mutated spike protein that makes him about 10 times as infectious as the strain initially identified Asia So now you're comparing apples to oranges. When you say why isn't this thing spreading in Hong Kong or Taiwan, same way that it sprayed in the United States or Europe? The name exactly the same virus. As it turns out, it seems like us is having a tougher time controlling the spread of Corona virus in Asian countries didn't winter and early spring. That's partially because this version of the virus is tougher to stop them spreading. More and more, researchers suggest, says Jim Garrity are contending that Sarah's cover to cover 19 is Airboard, meaning it is not merely being dispersed by the bodily fluids of those who have it, but also floating about in aerosolized form. It's also possible. The virus is not truly Arisa wise, but it's floating in tiny droplets so light and small, they can easily be carried at long distances by air currents. European Center for Disease Prevention and the World Health Organization are now taking the heiress allies possibility seriously, and with good reason and Arisa laws virus would mean most of our current pandemic control policies, like remaining 16 parts are not enough by themselves to prevent contraction of virus. Is Jim Garrity says the scale and complexity of the problem should not be understated. The country enacted unprecedented sweeping lockdowns. They kept most Americans at home at great cost to the economy. The lock down slow the spread. They didn't stop it. Venting more infections is not just a matter of convincing the president to wear a mask consistently or shutting down beaches or subways or requiring quarantines for those who travel between states. At every level of government. The response to the virus has met with mixed success. But it's important to recognise no one is ignoring any simple or easy solutions because the solutions do not exist. That one thing that's true is that the death rate has been dropping fairly dramatically. The CDC currently estimates the death rate between 10.6 point 7% about seven times deadly is the flu. A new study puts between 0.5 point eight. If there are lot of asymptomatic are unconfirmed cases, that means it could be a point to. But as I say, even a point to fatality rate with half of the American population adopting virus Would mean a lot of dead people. So we will see whether there is a big spike here. Maybe not. But the bottom line is that everybody was sort of counting on a vaccine to save us. That is not a strategy either. The fact is that if we rush out of vaccine and it's no good, it's no good. It's also possible that vaccine that is truly effective and mass produced and mass adopted won't happen until mid time next year, even the most optimistic sin areas. So the notion that you're just gonna be able to sort of sit around and wait for good things to happen. Just stay at home and wait for good things to happen. That's not true, either. The reason I'm pointing all of this out is because this is all hard stuff. This is all hard stuff. And looking right now. At a list from World Honors, which compiles data from Johns Hopkins University about covered 19 deaths. And I'm gonna give you the states that have the highest rate of deaths for one million population right now. Okay, This is the list. New Jersey. New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island District of Columbia, Louisiana, Michigan, Illinois. Then Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Mississippi. Indiana, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, New Hampshire, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Alabama, Iowa, Virginia, Florida, Florida is all the way down there. California is next unless bed with Florida, South Carolina, Nevada, California. What one thing that you will notice if you're going to talk about strategies that worked 123456789 of top nine states in terms of death per 1,000,000 population are all Democratic governor. Nearly all of them were pretty locked in In New Jersey. New York, Connecticut Master's Sword Island, D C. Louisiana, Michigan. These were all very pro locked in states. Maryland is a Republican governed state. Larry Hogan is the governor over there. And he's been widely praised for his response to the virus. We've had him on the radio show he was for a lock down his state ranks about 10 to 15 slot above Florida in terms of the number of deaths per 1,000,000. Ohio has a higher death per 1,000,000 stat in Florida. It may not stay that way. But the notion that anyone has figured out how to solve this thing is just badly gloomy, like there is no evidence that anyone has come up with the silver bullet on how to deal with covered
2 U.S. Diplomats Among New Coronavirus Cases in Cambodia
"To US diplomats are among five new cases of Corona virus in Cambodia announced Friday by health officials. All five cases involved people who had traveled from the United States three are Cambodians who arrived Wednesday via Taiwan said a health ministry statement. The statement described the to Americans as senior diplomats who had flown from the US via South Korea and also arrived Wednesday. It said the two are being isolated at the US embassy in Panama. An embassy spokesman declined to provide immediate comment or details. Cambodia band virtually all new arrivals in March bought last month. Ease the rules allowing the repatriation of more Cambodians and the tightly restricted entry foreigners. Cambodia has had one hundred seventy. One confirmed corona virus cases with no deaths.
Reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic
"Now we have contributing correspondent. Gretchen Vogel she in two other science news staff Jennifer Cousin Franklin Megan. whalen worked on comprehensive story on reopening schools during the coronavirus pandemic. Hi, Gretchen Hi, this is a very complicated story and tell you the truth. I'm a little frustrated because I. Just WanNa answers, but there are so many unanswered questions out there about current Ivars in children for example, how likely are kids to get an infection if they're exposed to an infected person? Do we have any numbers on that? The story was was fascinating, but also really frustrating to work on because we kept saying. Why are these answers so? There are no hard and fast answers, but there is accumulating evidence that kids newborns up to for purposes, eighteen are less likely to be It's not clear why that is, but it does seem likely that children are about one half to one third as likely as adults to catch the virus in the first place. That's not one hundred percent clear, but let's consistently showing. Showing up in a lot of data then once we get past that question of how likely is a kit? Get infected. We ask the next question. It's still open, which is if they do get exposed to infection and they acquire it. Do they actually get sick? That is also not a number that we know in part because there's so little testing of people who don't. Don't show any symptoms and to find out if somebody is infected, but not showing any symptoms, you have to test a whole lot of people for the trifecta of unknown. How likely is a kid to transmit this infection? So there is some evidence out there saying that even if they do get infected, they are somewhat less likely to share it to other people. That's correct. Correct. There were a couple of intriguing case studies early on I was a kid. In France, who was infected, a family friend was in a ski chalet with his family, and t caught the virus. He tested positive, but didn't yet. No, that between the time he was infected, and and the time he was tested. He attended ski school and Language School in his regular school. Officials, tracked down more than seventy of his contacts and none of them ended up being infected. Even two of his siblings were uninfected. All three siblings shared other viruses, some minor cold viruses. They all had it was that they had contact with each other, but the coronavirus did not pass from this child to anyone else. They could find so that's really intriguing, but it's only one case right right, so it's hard to extrapolate from that. What our story talks about are some newer data from France that are also intriguing in a little town north of Paris. There was pretty large outbreak in high school early February. Teachers happened to get infected way before anybody knew that the coronavirus was circulated in France and so two weeks between the second of February and the fourteenth February when the school went on winter break, the virus had a chance to spread a few weeks later, when researchers looked at how many people had antibodies to the virus, they found that thirty eight percent of pupils, forty-three percent of teachers and fifty nine percent of non teaching staff had been infected, the also looked however at elementary schools in the town and there they found three kids who based on when symptoms had started, and the fact that they also had antibodies to the coronavirus. They figured these three. Three kids probably had been infected by their family members, and then attended school, because they weren't very sick, but they were infected, and they checked with all of their close contacts, and it did not look like they had passed it on to anyone. So this is getting at the idea that there is a sliding scale that younger students might be less likely to carry INS spread versus older students in the high school years. Certainly babies seem to be least impacted and toddlers, and then elementary school kids, and then as you get past the age of ten or eleven, the risk of both acquiring and passing on the virus does seem to increase and high school. School kids seem to be fairly good at both acquiring and passing on the virus be not quite as good as adults, but there does seem to be an increasing risk of both catching and passing on the virus as you age, but that's great news right if that's true, that is really good news for safety of babies for the safety of preschools, and for the safety of elementary schools we have now are setup. We have the limited knowledge we have about their risks of getting sick or infecting others, and then we are talking about reopening schools as the end of summer approaches. What parents would administrators governments are trying to do is balance the risks to. To the health of children and staff against the risk of not having their kids in school, what kinds of things that have taken consideration on that other side of the equation? What our kids missing out on besides actual learning? If they don't go to school in the fall, such a balancing act, because schools are really really important for kids and for society as a whole right, they go to school first contacts, and for their emotional and social development, and then lots and lots of kids and the world get a fair amount of their food at school. Especially, the most vulnerable kids are really dependent on some of the food programs that are at schools. Also sadly, schools are place where some of the most vulnerable kids who might be subject to abuse at home where some of those signs are picked up, and where other adults in their lives can raise red flags and say hey. Maybe something's not right here, so there have been signs that child abuse cases have also been going up as kids have been staying away from school. There's a lot of pressure to reopen schools, but there's. There's not a lot of information about how to do that safely. But as part of your reporting on this year team did some pretty extensive research into how all these different programs that have reopened have fared he. You talk a little bit about what you looked at and what you're looking for. We did to a lot of research. We're intrigued because I live in Berlin and Jennifer lives in Philadelphia and Megan lives in Washington DC. DC Jennifer and I, both have elementary and middle school aged kids Jennifer's were at home. Mine started to go back to school with other kids in Germany at the beginning of May. This part time just a couple of days a week. My fifth grader for example went four days the whole week part time, and then was two weeks off, and then again went four days, and then was two weeks off. They were trying to keep. Keep class sizes super small so that if somebody did happen to be infected and attend school, they would only infect portion of their class. Not Everybody and they tried to keep the desks spaced far apart, so they were trying to keep as few in the classroom as possible so that they can keep a distance from each other. That was my experience in Germany and we wanted to know how other countries had approached the question. We looked at everywhere from South Africa to Benin to South Korea and Japan and Taiwan and lots of countries across Europe. Canada had opened some schools. Most schools in the US had stayed closed in part because summer vacation tends to happen a little earlier in the US, so we took a look at what had happened in those countries that had opened up to different degrees, for example the Netherlands started back with their elementary schools I and small classes, and only part time, but then they gradually as. As things went well, and they saw very few outbreaks in schools gradually opened more and more than we at the same time checked to see if overall rates of infection in the country had changed and in many places we found they hadn't. There's a big caveat there. Though most of these countries had fairly low rates at the time that they open schools, and they had the system place when an outbreak maybe happened to detected and to identify context and isolate them for the two weeks that you. You need to isolate people to make sure they're not going to pass that on. So what is a common practice? When a student has positive for coronavirus, some places would close the whole school. If one student was infected, other places would only isolate the people who had been in direct contact with the student, so their classmates with a subset of classmates that they had been attending within their small reduced size classes, and then that teacher, or any other teachers. We didn't see a big difference in. In end outcome race between those approaches. What did seem to make a big difference when you looked at all these different schools what seemed to make the most difference was close a small, so the kids could stay separate and wearing masks. Now there were different approaches in different places for example, most places in Germany made them optional, although some in some schools, everybody had masks on it and others only when you came in or were in the bathroom or in the hallways. Did you wear your mask? Israel was one interesting example where they did not try and reduce class sizes, so they went back to their fairly large classes thirty to forty kids. But they really did mandate masks for everybody, and that seemed to go k, until it got super, Super Hot, and then it was just impossible to ask people to wear masks all day, and so the health department and the Education Department said Okay Fine. Let's leave the masks away, but then about two weeks later they had a humongous outbreak in one high school, and some other smaller outbreaks in other places as well so it it. It suggestive that asks. There were making a difference when they couldn't do. The distancing that were happening in other places like Denmark where they they went to great lengths, and even held classes, churches, or outside, or whatever to keep kids as far apart as possible and as much fresh air between them as possible I'm in Indiana and I actually have my daughter in daycare right now because I'm in a county with st low levels. I am very nervous about it, and we keep our eye on the numbers. Because that's what I see as really important gauge for whether or not, it's safe to have my kid go to a situation with six other kids. Do you feel like that background level what your community spread like is important for what's happening at your school. Absolutely, Yes, that is a huge caveat that cannot emphasize enough that the background level of community spread needs to be at A. A low enough place that you can identify outbreaks when they happened in noticed them, and that you can take measures to try and slow them down I. Think if that situation then the harm to kids. Keeping schools close vastly outweighs the potential risk of opening schools right now. Schools are closed colleges or closed, but once the university kids come back, and all the schools are open. We might see a very different background that we need to take into consideration. And Be Flexible. If school need to close again, absolutely universities are such a different situation than high schools elementary schools I mean as we talked about the risk increasing with age, so I think that's going to be a real issue in the fall as universities try to open back up. What do you think are the main takeaways from your review of all these different openings in different countries and in different schools? It's still a little unsatisfying, yeah. Is operatives data are really of still released sparse and it super frustrating, because it's such an important question. It feels like we should have better answers, but we simply don't yet. I do think the main takeaway is is you have to be flexible if to recognize that you can't go back to pretending that the viruses and there or if you do you're GONNA end up with big outbreaks and you're. GonNa have to shut everything down again. Like happened in Israel. One other interesting takeaway that I found was that when we looked at the outbreaks that had been identified, it was frequently teachers who were more affected than kids often. Often it was hard to tell because there were very very few cases where people had really carefully done the tracing that they did in that town in France, but it looked at first glances, or maybe the teachers were spreading it to each other more than to and from the kids. I think that's something that's important to keep in mind as we move toward reopening, because teachers are better able. I think than kids to do the physical distancing. I think it's it's helpful to realize that. Maybe adults are the bigger risk factor than the kids I know. A lot of teachers are super worried about going back for good reason we know as parents and teachers. The kids are generally really good at spreading germs. Happens every single winter exactly and so when the middle of pandemic where people are dying, and then somebody says well. You have to go back and stand in a classroom with even half of the normal kids. In contact with these lovely little people who you really enjoy being with, but you also see his German accelerators All, day long is definitely giving a lot of teachers. Pause for good reason, but I think one of the things that we did see emerging as a pattern was the teachers maybe should be wary of each other more than they need to be wary of their of their students I do think also that reducing class sizes and finding some sort of creative hybrid solution where kids. Kids are in school part of the time, but then doing the distance learning also part of the time. I think that's GonNa to be unfortunately the way forward for now until we get things a little bit more under control. We've talked mostly about anecdotal findings, so far are their studies in schools that are taking a look at this and going to give us some good. Good answers. That's another thing that the story mentions. There are a couple of real studies that are starting in the UK there researchers who have started projects at several schools where anybody who wants can be tested both for antibodies and active virus, and so they're hoping to get a better picture of when somebody's infected. How far it spreads in a school and in Berlin and in. In the state, German state of Bavaria also very projects have started all right. Thank you so much, Gretchen thank you Gretchen.
China to impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin over Taiwan arms deal
"China says it will impose sanctions on the American aerospace and defense company Lockheed Martin for agreeing to an arms deal with Taiwan. NPR's Emily Thing, reports. China did not specify what those sanctions would include. In 2015 Lockheed Martin did sell some civilian helicopters to China through its Sikorsky subsidiary. But Lockheed Martin another American defence companies are not able to sell most of their military technology to China anyways. Because of stringent US export controls that block such transactions. NPR's Emily Fang
A Tech Cold War Looms
"This week Britain's minister, Boris Johnson is expected to reverse a decision. He made in January to allow the Chinese telecom giant hallway to build part of the country's five gene at work. The British public deserve to have access to the best possible. Now if people oppose one brand or not. To tell us what's the alternative. Britain has come under enormous pressure from its biggest America which sees while way as a security threat. It's not the only Chinese firm that America views with suspicion. Last week Secretary of State Mike. Pompeo told Fox. News the government was considering banning the social media. APP TIKTOK. Owned by the Chinese firm by dense. We're certainly looking at it I. Don't want to get in front of the president, but it's something we're looking at. What would you recommend that people download that APP on their phones tonight tomorrow anytime. currently Boley if you want your private information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party. and American firms are caught to the geopolitical tensions between the world's two biggest economies. Google Microsoft and twitter all said they would stop cooperating with Hong Kong's authorities for the time being because of a sweeping new security law there imposed by Beijing. It all adds up to what's being called. A new Cold War fought on a digital battleground. For the last three or four years, people have talked about the tech. Cold War. Patrick Fouls is the economists business affairs editor. This strange thing is it's been hard to see evidence of much damage on the ground, and in fact, the companies like apple and Hallway in China. It's really been a golden era in some ways with record sales and profits over the last couple. Couple of years was become clear however in the last few weeks. Is The tech cold? War is really beginning to bite. And why is that? Why is that split becoming so much more certain now? Well I think what you can do is look at it at two speeds. The world of software and the Internet was never particularly linked up in the first place so. Chinese consumers can't use most American Internet companies and vice versa, and what we're seeing, there is the final tentacles are beginning to unwind really very quickly, and that's that's example. The TIKTOK BAN THE REFUSAL US tech companies to play ball with the new Chinese law in Hong Kong so that. World really splitting quickly. The thing that's taking more time is the heart where supply chains which are much much more rigid structures is many many hundreds of billions of dollars of equipment in the grand huge numbers of people being employed, and it's really very hard to untangle those quickly, but that does not seem to be happening as well partly, because of the American actions against Hallway, but also because China seems to be deciding okay, we're GONNA have to go alone here which means we're going to have to really ramp up investment, and so, how how prepared are the country's respective? Tech Industries to to make that split complete. Will in the wall, the softwares already in effect pretty much happened in the world of hauled where the answer is, people are beginning to get plans up and running so smick this Chinese semiconductor company not take that seriously in the past by its Western and Asian competitors, but now it's really raising very big box the ideas to supersize the production capacity and sophistication of semiconductors in China. That's a process that's underway. Similarly Wall Way in China is scrambling around to find alternative sources for the key components that it purchases from the West particularly American companies and over the next I think eighteen months will see a sense of whether that's possible. The one thing to make clear is there are some companies. Companies here which are just left in very uncomfortable positions. Apple in China makes over one hundred million dollars a day there on the simply no easy way for it to pick sides in. You know it depends on the US Amazon China similarly. TSMC, which is the huge Taiwanese semiconductor company that really dominates the industry to some degree. It depends on Chinese customers and American ones, and for those companies that are caught in the middle. There really is no simple answer to this, but if the big picture here is that each country has to build up its own set of software and hardware champions, that sounds expensive redundant I mean. How easy will it be for these countries to make those parallel systems? Well I think you can look at it in two ways. One is sort of finances of it almost an and just that you're going to have to duplicate. Supply chains to some degree and I think that could easily cost. Hundreds of billions of dollars to do is not impossible, and arguably within the scale of the overall economy is a super tolerable inefficiency. I think the other call St-, which is much harder to get to grips with is just the risk of this process spiraling out of control. And to give you two ways in which could happen, it could easily for example move from the world of tech to the world of finance with western Chinese banks subject to sudden private. BANS FREEZES OF ACTIVITY. A night could be much more destabilizing because the financial system is very sensitive to changes like that the other risk is just that this becomes the thin end of the wedge, and sooner or later we find out that suddenly American calls or Chinese toys, or a growing list of things deem to be of strategic importance I and instead of this really being an argument bat security, it just becomes an indiscriminate path of protectionism, the house, a huge economic cost, but on technology end of things that is inherently a global business. How do you think other countries are going to deal with this split as it happened? Well the assumption I think of many American policy makers is the world's default is to use Silicon Valley and one of the things that will happen is that assumption is tested a pretty painful way? It's clear that some very close American allies. Japan Australia possibly Burton will. Ultimately vast choose go with America, but I think we'll see. First of all. China's tech industry now has a very big sphere of influence that includes a lot of Asia where people will continue to use Chinese tech, and secondly that some big economies India's the obvious one may take a third off, and you know be equally hostile, friendly to America and shine. And really seek to play both sides off while developing their own indigenous capacity, so the end of the day. You're heading towards a world where America. Controls most of the world's technology, and then there's this Galapagos of China with its own systems. I think instead your heading to world, which is very fractured with the bulk of the world's population living in countries that use both systems and probably mistrust both to some degree. So. Is it sensible to ask who's likely to win the technical door? I. Think will see both superpowers do probably just find because they are huge. Sophisticated markets and the real losers will be the node countries that are sort of stuck between the two places like Taiwan Hall Sibley Career, where really it's impossible for them to pick sides, and where the own technology industry as a result is going to face a very difficult Erie. Patrick thank you very much time. Jason thanks for having me.
Asia Today: No masks on red carpet as Taiwan logs few cases
"At Taiwan's annual film festival after keeping its Corona virus outbreak, So a few 100 cases actors lined up for photos with no social distancing Saturday night and despite a recent spike and Corona virus cases in the U. S. Florida Lieutenant governor Jeanette Nunes remains confident. What you've seen is an increase in cases your Florida across the sun belt, but it doesn't come with a proportionate increase in fatalities. You see our fatality rate We have been able to manage that. Nunes, speaking on Fox is America's news headquarters. Meanwhile, Louisiana Governor
Muscling up to China and 25 years since Srebrenica
"Tom Switzer, he and welcome to another episode off between the lines now today on the program will be commemorating the twenty fifth anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since the Holocaust in ninety, ninety, five more than eight thousand people died in Shrimp Nitsa. The town was supposed to be a U N protected safe haven in the vicious civil war that tore Yugoslav apart instead the civilians ended up being massacred by Bosnian Serbs. Were lightning fast with their superior weapons. They easily overran the lightly. I'm Bosnian government troops and the token full civilian peacekeepers. The UN's Valley to protect the civilians inspired Washington to launch unilateral action against Serbia and end the civil war. Would things be the same today now? That's later in the program, but first defense. Last week the Morrison. Government launched a defence strategy and force structure review now the move signals a major shift away from the strategy outlined in the last defence white paper. Remember that just four years ago in two thousand sixteen. It plotted out Australia's strategic costs for the next decade. But that White Paper has as we know been rapidly overtaken by Vince covert China or that now the new review has promised two hundred and seventy billion dollars over the next decade to enhance Australia's defence capabilities with renewed focus on areas like Saba and spice capabilities and the possible development of hop sonic weapons will be fitting aircraft with long-range anti-ship missiles, increasing underwater surveillance and boosting fuel ammunitions reserves. Now, underscoring the seriousness of the shift, the Prime Minister even drew comparisons to the nineteen thirties and the lead up to world. War Two that period of the nineteen thirties. Is Been Something I've been revisiting on a very regular basis and when you connect by the economic challenges and the global uncertainty. It can be very haunting, but is the money too much or not enough is going to all the right places, and we'll do enough to safeguard Australia from China's increasing assertiveness and is rapidly growing military capabilities. What's the role of Australia's diplomacy? And all of this will joining me to discuss this at three distinguished guests. By skill is professor of Asia Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University Holiday Bites. Thank you good to be here Melissa Conley. Tar is a research fellow at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. Hi There Melissa could to speak again Tom. And Pay. The Jennings is executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Tom No. Can you talk us through the top of scenarios and potential conflicts that the defense review is preparing us for the scenario that the review is focusing on is one involving a high end conventional conflict, so I've gone to the days of stabilization operations in t more Counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan This document is preparing foresight on onsite conflict. Involving countries that have sophisticated military forces. And, of course, the document doesn't say. I don't think it would be reasonable to expect it to say. That China is the problem. But let me tell you China is the problem that is the now neoplasia competitive that way of thinking about when we think about what's adequate in terms of the topic of military capability we need to have. and to does reflect to change. From past years Tom I recall when I started by defense career, we were thinking much more about the risks presented by Indonesia, and the so called low level in cushions in the northwest. Of course, that's no longer features in anyone's strategic thinking. Really it's about China and the risks that the People's Republic is presenting to all of its neighbors in abroad since in the Indo Pacific region and beyond I cabinet crudely putting it some sites laying the groundwork for fortress Australia US sign. This is preparing us to join a potential use LID. Containment slash war against China for example to protect Taiwan Peter Jennings. I think that is it covers a spectrum of possibilities. One possibility which I think is Epson you were in terms of language of the document is that we might conceivably end up having to face military conflict without being able to rely on the direct combat support of the United States, and that's what leads to discussions around extra stockpiling munitions and fuel insightful. But I think in general terms. Yes, the expectation is that Australia. Through its history has been a country that forms coalitions usually have like minded partners, the share the same types of objectives. And the the plan will design the Defense Force. Really gives us the capacity to do that with Rachel Ellis lecture, example, Japan but also with our traditional ally the United States okay bates skill. You've recently completed a review of China's defense capabilities and its recent military modernization, specifically looking at the implications for Australia Wind you expect the Peo- The People's Liberation Army and its navy. When do you expect them to have the capability to project power as far as Australia annual Pacific knives, well in many respects Tom, they already can I mean they have the long range missile capabilities to do that? Know as a from a standoff position launched from their own from their own homeland against hours. But what I think, the the new strategy is looking at is really the development of capability over the next ten fifteen twenty years, and that's by the Chinese own own acknowledged calendar that they would be able to by that time of mass, a large enough capability, both in terms of its long range strike, you know striking from their own homeland, but also bill to project. Project Power passed the so-called first and second island change and being a position to more directly threatened through those platforms Australian security. So you know we're talking ten or fifteen year window here and I think given the time it does take to try and respond to develop the the deterrent and defense capabilities for Australia. That's that's you know that's in some ways a short window. for Australia to be mobilizing in reaction Melissa Tali. What's the role of a strong diplomacy and all these well I think it needs to be growl. And one of the concerns when we look at the deteriorating strategic environment is we think all that's a defense problem? And so when the prime minister launches the strategic update with those comparisons with the nineteen thirties. It pushes US toward seeing in purely military terms but we don't just want to say things in that security lands, we want to think about all of the parts about national power projection, so that's diplomacy and development as well as defense I think if if people thought about it I think what we invest in all three strongly, but that's not where it is if you look at federal budget fifty. Fifty nine billion to defense and less than seven billion to diplomacy and development together the lowest point with ahead in our history and I think we missing that opportunity. If we don't take US seriously, the way that diplomacy and development can shape things in the world so I was struck. Today was a defendant looking at the latest poll on what are the major concerns that Australians have at the moment of the top threats in the world and the first five, a role nontraditional that drought, environment, disaster, climate change, pandemics, and downtown, global economy, and those places where you know military spending isn't going to help shape that environment. So we need to have an effect on those. We need to be thinking much more about what we can do in the diplomacy and development to mind Peter Jennings. What would you say in to Melissa's observations? Because they reflect a certain mindset that that perhaps we should be focused more on non state actors rather than say China for instance well, I think all of these you know threats that have to be taken seriously. I'm and simply because we're living in the middle of a pandemic for example, doesn't the climate change is gone away in this no longer going to present a problem to us. I guess what I'd say. Is that the you know the five things Melissa listed? That were in the featured in the low e Poland terms of popular concerns. Are also the things which could. In different ways late to the risks of conflict escalating in the Indo Pacific region generally so You know my my view, please while I would like to see spending on diplomacy increased. While I. Say Development Assistance is being something which is effectively the United soft in of Australian power, and the military is the hot end of Australian power. I think. The message against all of these areas is that we have just been underinvesting for decades underinvesting for decades, so we're we're all. High fiving ourselves at just reaching about two percent of gross national product, being spent on defense, but that is compared to what we spending in cold or years, which was sometimes between three and a half percent in four percent of rustic product. So what we have grown used to Tom I would say is. Free written on the United. States code tiles of security for for decades. We've dramatically under. Invested in the things that we need to do to strengthen Australia's position, not just militarily, but also diplomat. A now. We're rather surprised to hear the news that Gosh the bill is a lot more expensive than we really thought. It was only if you've got that confidence in the US. and. In fact, the whole trump stories, the story of the Americans really big being fed up with the rest of the world, thinking that the US can fund the bill for their security, so we're going to have to do more and I think we're going to have to do it against multiplicity of areas not. Justin sought the defense organization. We'll some scholars such as you want and James Current from the University of Sydney. They say that this document sounds a lot like an acknowledgement that the US might not always be there to help us out. By are we starting to plan for more independent Australian defense posture I think it would be a wise move to keep that option open when you think of the capabilities that the Chinese developing in which do have a direct pose a direct threat to Australia or could do so. In many respects, the I think the types of threats that you might not expect an immediate or even timely response on the part of the United States what I'm thinking here. Cyber capabilities is a huge priority for the Chinese. We already know what they see the sort of capability. They can wield against Australia and that's not the sort of thing you can expect a kind of cavalry to. Lead the charge from from Washington to come to Australia's defence slowly long range strike capability on the part of the Chinese capability. They already have in which are going to continue to develop. which could threaten Australia down the road now? These are capabilities that I think that Australia's going to have to develop their own defenses for. They can certainly do that with United States, but again it's not necessarily the sort of threat that we would expect some sort of traditional ally joint response not to make it well. Some of are in listeners will email me and they'll say that if Uncle Sam struggles to police. It's own CDs. Melissa. How on Earth Can Uncle Sam Police? The Asia Pacific region in the face of a rising China. What's your sense about us staying power in the next decade or two in look? It's difficult One of the things that strategic update looks at is more threats to the global rules order, and unfortunately the you know, the US is part of that. the US is not along with the strategies interest on things like global trading system, and a number of international issues like global health where we would say you need to be supporting. A Global Response that said I don't think the strategic update will be read negatively in. Washington, it's my guess. it very clearly couched in terms that I think the US will lock about Australia contributing more and having more self. that could be seen as a statement that we think that the US might not have outback, but can also be seen as something that the US has been for for a long time. I particularly liked a few elements of the update things like making sure that we have. You know material ammunition You know that aren't going to be disrupted. Buckle supply trying having more capability eight industrial cut suffering capability here antiques fuel reserves, which is not as long sane as an issue for us, so I mean those are things that are worth investing in. Regardless of US resolve because as we've seen from COVID, we know that supply chain can be disrupted very quickly and easily, and it's worth having eligibilities. Cepeda Jennings bite skill and Melissa Conley Toilet and Melissa. The Pacific step up last year. That realigned Australia's development budget to deal with some of the strategic challenges posed by China in the Pacific Do you think it goes far enough? The step up was followed recently by strategies new International Development Policy Partnerships for recovery, and that's made it very clear that strategies focus should be on the Pacific and also southeast. Asia including. Indonesia and team August. I think that has a very clear statement about what we want. In the region of being entrusted trusted development partner and influencing those societies that we think positive for four region. Again you're going to. You're going to say you. Hear this from me all the time, but again the problem is that we not really making much invasive lunch, so partnerships for recovery head no new money it talked about the massive challenges that covered as as creating for for the for the Pacific, and for for our region broadly, and the only funding announcement was that we're going to repurpose the money. We would have spent on sending Australian. Volunteers in scholarship holders. And we're GONNA use that so I I suppose I. Feel a little bit with all the areas, not actually include district update in that as well that what we've seen through the foreign policy, White Paper and International Development Policy through to to the defense. Strategic Updike is. We talk about how. how? What a time! These these frosty leaving a contested difficult awful environment that we've now got to leave in and the Dow L. Easy Times over, and then we say, and we're not gonNA. Give any new money so I mean the defense announcement is essentially just that we're going to continue to you know, extrapolate out the money that was planned to be spent in the twenty twenty six, and we're going to extrapolate that out to twenty thirty terabytes skill. Do we risk getting into a bidding war for influence in the Pacific? I don't know if it's a risk. If it is a risk worth worth taking. I mean obviously the Pacific region is so extremely important Australia's future. Both for for defense reasons for regional engagement for diplomatic reasons, developing reasons and the like. so It's quite possible that we're entering in a more competitive phase with China in this. SITES WRIST BYTES I'm talking about more the budgetary concerns he because in the wake of the Corona Virus Crosses. There'll be serious limits on how we can spend on these things scholley. Yes, there is and party left to be be developed for that, but you know when you're talking about your own backyard. I mean I I. I don't think it's the kind of country that can simply. Pretended it's by itself getting back pay to Jennings to the region, generally in the rise of what. Angus Campbell is of the Defence Force he's talked about the rise of political warfare, the idea of grey zone warfare things like cyber attacks, economic coercion influence operations that fall below the traditional threshold of war. He says we need a whole of government response to it. I, you seeing that whole of government approach happening in Campbell, or is this Manley focus on defense and the spy agency so far Peter Jennings. It probably is focused on the national security agency's Tom. That's not too surprising because you'd expect them to sort of pick up on the risks I. But General Campbell is right. It does need to be all government is. There's a whole lot of things happening there that simply cannot and should not be done by defense organizations. and. I think that realization is slowly dawning. Along as both of the speakers have said that actually ladyship comes with cost of infrastructure is going to play that role, but you know, give you a small example of this we. We have lost the ability to broadcast into the South Pacific and Southeast Asia. In a way that we used to very successfully over over decades to give us the capacity to do that. We're probably talking about you know that. He million a year forty million a year, which sounds a lot of defend. It's nothing if you're in the Defense Department. Let me tell you. But you need to be able to do things like that. To be the truth teller in the region to actually tell the region that there are alternatives to Chinese Communist Party authoritarianism I think that's what's needed with responding to this grey zone on threat. Is Actually to be the truth teller. In this part of the will and getting our system in Cambridge used to that reality to understanding what needs to be done. To starting at different type of conversation with our region. With our own people for that matter that that is a sort of a psychological change which I can see happening, but we're not quite yet. There's a bit of work still to be done to get to that point Melissa. Conley Tyler. Is, just responding on that. I agree entirely with what pitcher saying on on broadcasting. It's a small investment, such a an increasing influence. It should be Brian and I hope that did that's being seen. I think having defense voices. I will help a lot in a banks, seriously I'm but just went. When you ask Tom Balaton host government and what's happening there? There are some really good examples, so for example win. This Pacific step pop started an office of the Pacific was established in that apartment and tried and each job. He's to be that coordinating body, and it's bringing together the. The defense, the development and the diplomacy in a way that he's gone to maximize our influence. and I've noticed this a lot more discussion about that that three. How do you bring defense development diplomacy communities together? I'm involved in initiate the Pacific. Four Day and I think a lot of people not talking about what more we can do for that that joined up coordination to make the most about national instruments by skill. You're an expert on China. The elephant in the room of course is China doing need to be careful not to overestimate China's military strength. What about the weaknesses? Exactly right I mean you have to know your enemy's weakness as well as their strengths in the case of China, they are undertaking enormous reforming organization effort. They're pouring billions of dollars into new capabilities, but there's a lot of things we need to recognize I. Mean One is that the Chinese have not fought a shooting war and more than forty years. They are have no. They have zero experience in high end combat against a serious. Adversary, scenario, so that's not to downplay them, but to understand that they've got enormous obstacles to overcome that day. Themselves acknowledge that they themselves. No, they have to overcome, and that's why we had this window that we've been talking about. A fifteen to twenty years. to try and develop capabilities to get in front of the kinds of things that the Chinese want to bring to bear around. Around, twenty thirty or twenty, thirty, five, twenty, forty, paid-up Melissa to be continued. Thanks so much for being on our in. Thank you, tell my pleasure. Thank you, Tom. That was paid jennings. He's executive director of the Australian strategic pulsing suit by skill professor of Asia Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University and Melissa Commonly Tyler. She's a research fellow at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. These between the lines with Tom Switzer. Coming next, we're going to replay a version of a segment from between the lines. I 'cause commemorating the massacre of Bosnian Muslims at shredded Nitsa on the eleventh of July nodding ninety. Five twenty five years ago this week. More than eight thousand people were killed by Serb forces. It was the worst massacre. Europe had seen since the Holocaust. Serve softening up Trevor Nature for the army's final push into the town. Town of course was supposed to be a safe haven protected by the United Nations, but the civilians ended up being sitting ducks as I woke Larry. Hollingsworth Remembers I. Myself Feel Devastated and ashamed I was there with them? When we told them that it was a safe haven I watched. Many of these people walk in with the minimal possessions into shreds, knowing that it was a safe haven, and now they're fleeing out because we've let them down, let them down to the extent that within dies. About Twenty three thousand women and children were deported, and about eight thousand Muslim men and boys left behind where executed and buried in mass graves. Now, reports from the time described, frightening scenes stiffen overawed from medicines on frontier. Speaking he. Loading some of the children and women into buses, but there's no indication as to where it was buses, going with seen some horrifying streaming, going on women and children going into the buses being taken away from their family This was going on with a lot of crying a lot of panicking. The slaughter had been planned carefully and executed with precision. All the wall Dutch. Pace is literally stood by, and did nothing indeed even when the Serb assault on Srebrenica was imminent. in-command is still rejected Kohl's racetracks. Positions. Pope John Paul. The second declared ribbon Nitsa a defeat for civilization as media reports begins to reveal the scale of the unfolding tragedy. The UN says nine hundred thousand people are still unaccounted for. About some became clear as government soldiers emerging from the forest in central Bosnia, told of horrific massacres at the hands of the Serbs one young. People executing them on spot, but this didn't come out of the blue. By the time this massacre took place the civil war that tore the former Yugoslavia. Repot was heading into its fourth year. More than a million people have been displaced, and the world became familiar with a new term ethnic cleansing. So? Who is to blame for these well? Let's start with the United. Nations from ninety two to ninety, five shrivel Nitsa was the world's first union declared civilian syphon. It was supposed to to her aggression. It was supposed to aggression and set the scene for political negotiations to end hostilities between the Bosnian Serbs, and Muslims, but the UN soldiers in the SIPHONS. They were bedeviled by problems. If you declare an area safe haven in the name of the United Nations. Nations if you tell the people if they are safe in the name of the United Nations you have got to put the troops on the ground, and it's no good for politicians say yes, we go for safe havens, but we're not gonNA put the troops meanwhile the Europeans vacillated and equivocated failing miserably to cope with across at its own back door. America was also reluctant to get involved as then President George Bush senior explained in Nani Nani to. I? Something because I learned something from Vietnam. I am not going to commit US forces until I know what the mission is to the military. Tell me that it can be completed until I know how they can come out. You have ancient rivalries that have cropped up as as Yugoslavia's dissolved or getting dissolved, and it isn't going to be solved by sending in the eighty second airborne, and although on the campaign trail that Ye Bill Clinton pledged to reverse the appeasement of that bushes of Belgrade as President Clinton allowed the Balkans to bleed for three more years. French President Jacques Chirac was moved to declare quote, the position of the leader of the free world vacant. Trinite Sur changed all that having done nothing the before during the mass killings in Rwanda Clinton was galvanized into action, and crucially he cut the United Nations out of the Decision Chine on August thirty Washington led a night bombing campaign against the Serbs the NATO action began early this morning. The harsh light of fires and explosions coloring the night sky. Some people watched the bombardment from their houses, but after more than ten thousand deaths here in the last three years, most Sarajevans had given up any hope of outside intervention. Last night it came on a scale which could yet change the course of this war by the end of not ninety five sixty thousand nine hundred troops, including twenty thousand Americans were on the ground in Bosnia. Pace was declared. The BOEKEN's wars ended only because the US finally acted. He's President Clinton in November ninety five my fellow Americans in this new era there are still times when America and America alone can and should make the difference for peace. The terrible war in Bosnia is such a case nowhere. Today is the need for American leadership. More stark are more immediate than in. In Bosnia in the years since the Mexica Europe inaction was heavily criticised, and the US was held up for its global leadership in particular for its unilateral humanitarian intervention. This is when the US secretary. Of State. Madeleine Albright said America was the indispensable nation, and that idea would fade into the justification of the Iraq invasion in two thousand and three as a war of liberation, but he's a question with the US intervene. If the shrivel Nitsa massacre happened today from the standpoint of twenty twenty, we might ask if the era of US unilateral humanitarian intervention is well and truly over. Well, that's it for this week. Show remember if you'd like to hear the episode again or download segments since two thousand fourteen. Just go to ABC. Dot Net dot US slash aren and follow the prompts to between the lines, or you can listen via the ABC. Listen APP, or wherever you get your podcast. You can even subscribe, so you never miss an episode. I'm Tom Switzer continue next week.
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.
Hong Kong security law: What is it and is it worrying?
"24 hours after Beijing had passed its controversial security legislation. Authorities the Hong Kong had already charged 10 people with violating the sweeping new law. A new measure put severe restrictions on free expression. Beijing says the law is crucial to safeguarding Hong Kong's economic development and political stability and allows China to investigate and punish those accused of dissent. Penalties include life sentences. Los effect was immediate Twitter accounts were deleted. Pro democracy activists resigned their posts and several left the country. Li Chun Cheon is a former legislator and prominent opposition leader. He joins me now from Hong Kong, Mr Lee, Thanks for speaking with us. Hello. So, as I mentioned, several activists have disappeared from social media have ceased their pro democracy activities, and they certainly aren't talking to the press with Beijing threatening life sentences. For those that so called collude with foreign powers. I feel like I should begin this interview asking why you're taking the time to speak with us. I think it's very important to tell you well, what is happening to Hong Kong and the wording off the law is so vague that don't really know what it means. One employs collusion with a foreign power. And causing hatred to the central government. I'm not going to preach hate. I'm going to preach love only for the people of Hong Kong. How have you seen this law go into effect in terms of the way authorities are cracking down or in terms of the way that people just conduct themselves differently. They are trying to cleanse all free speech, putting fear among the people and and after you put fear, then the people began to start self censorship. So there's lots of people who tried to Cleanse or their faithful off any mentioning off the stroking that we have. During the past protest movement were now not under the Hong Kong government will have directly confronting The Chinese Communist Party because one off the provisional law is that the police has sweeping power. That is not what they used to have a new power to be operation like the secret Police. Britain has offered some Hong Kong residents safe haven. Many people have gone to Taiwan. You recently urged Congress here in the U. S to Ah pass. A bill making it easier for people in Hong Kong to seek asylum in the United States. How many people do you think we'll be looking for avenues like that over the next few months? And is that something you're thinking about? No, of course I would continue to stay in Hong Kong and continue speaking out for two people. But with the refugee proposal from any country, off course is useful that you know, people who worry about the future can go toe off other country to seek a safe harbour. But I have to remind the woe that actually They're already 9000 people arrested and 1600 already prosecuted and this is very difficult for those who are prosecuted to find a safe harbor. I think the important thing is for people to stay on in Hong Kong to continue demon and one country, two systems that are promised. We are only 23 year we still should have 27 years off, no change and also democracy. So you think there's still some hope then that the protests Khun B successful and that they can push back this this tide that has really picked up steam in recent months from China, seizing more control of Hong Kong, cracking down on on expression in Hong Kong. Of course, the situation is very difficult, you know, But when you look at is the European experience they have suffered for many years. But finally there's the Berlin Wall fell down. And so the hope is that also people in China one also democracy and freedom and joy hand together to seek for that, But off course, this regime ists now. Very powerful in terms of surveillance in terms ofthe, you know, suppression, and they're using law against people, but with the world's standing to get a Hong Kong I think we will continue our fight. We do not know when we can be. Ah, Victoria's but still I think the spirit had to be there. And we want Hong Kong to make it through the difficult time in the in the future.
"taiwan" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"You're listening to the foreign desk with me. Andrew Miller still with me is Joseph. Woo Foreign Minister of Taiwan. Let's get back to Taiwan's peculiar relationship with China. You've personally been dealing with it for a very long time. We met in Taipei in two thousand and five. When you were mainland affairs minister I remember asking you about the future and you replied the destroying China would probably not be a one hundred percent. Blessing photogr warm but the chaotic. China would be a disaster now at the time you earned most Taiwanese politicians. I spoke to thought that the strange limbo that has become the status quo was probably actually the best option. Do you think that's still the case? Yes he's still the best option for us and it serves the best interest of all parties concerned. The earlier part of your question is whether China's relations with Taiwan is better off or worse off than when I was serving in this council. I can tell you that is probably not as bad as what he was. At that time the closer relations was terrible at that time. And I think You came to one not long. After China issue that anti-secession law the cross-strait relations work in a terrible situation and we gradually improved over the years even though it gets worsened in the last few years. But it's still not to the degree when we sold the across the situation in two thousand four two thousand five in two thousand six and etc but what we see in China is that China is becoming much stronger. Either in the military sense or in the economic sins and China's objective remains the same. They want to take Taiwan over peaceful possible by force if necessary and I think they are gearing up their military activities. They're all Taiwan. They have several major air exercises and surface exercises around Taiwan aimed at intimidating Taiwan people. So we sense that there is strongly and I think China use also much stronger economically and diplomatically so they tried to suppress our international participation. They tried to take over our diplomatic allies and etc and they tried to impose the one China principle on international community so even though the closer relations seems to be better than during the period of time when I was serving in the men and Affairs Council. But it's not that good and I think a strong China may not be a blessing for Taiwan as I say. China will continue to threaten Taiwan militarily diplomatically. But if China is going into a chaotic situation what we are very concerned about is that China may want to find. Scapegoats to divert is domestic attention so the current period of time when the Chinese economy is slowing down when the international criticism against China is becoming very strong. We are concerned that China may want to fight Taiwan the best scapegoats that he can have and as a result we are being dealing with China in very cautious way and I say that a little bit earlier under current kind of circumstances not only title. Why should try to maintain a status quo? Which prevented across a situation from going chaotic in. I think the international community should also take interest in helping Taiwan helping China to maintain the status quo across the Taiwan Strait. It's clear enough. We're seeing it already. That China is attempting at some level to use its own handling if the covert nineteen pandemic as the lever of diplomatic outreach. Is there any element of Taiwan trying to do the same? Do you see an opportunity here to score points off China whether it's inviting. Us correspondence which have been expelled from China to set up in Taiwan or taking in more Hong Kong dissidents like the bookseller lamb winky. And we've also seen Taiwan as China is donating face masks and other gear to Japan the Philippines in Europe. I'm sure those are all gratefully received but is a complete altruism on your part or are you sensing an opportunity here to promote Taiwan. Then me try to clarify. We try to do things as you indicated out of our goodwill to other countries or two individuals who are being persecuted or being damaged by the virus outbreak. We think it is the right thing Taiwan to be able to do that. We are not doing it because of China. If you look at the American officials description of Taiwan they described Taiwan asset democratic success. Story a reliable partner in a forceful good in the world in. We think that we deserve that description. Because our democracy is very successful we want to share. Time wants experience of democratisation with other countries. We want to support those people who are fighting for their own freedom fighting for democracy. So there's there's no hope of winning back some of the the diplomatic partners. Beijing has prized off in recent years because obviously countries have to make that choice about whether they have a a full relationship with either Taiwan or the People's Republic in the last few years. Is You know. Obviously China has prized off El Salvador. Kiribati the Solomon Islands. And a few others. Think you're down to just fifteen full diplomatic partners now. Yes we have fifteen diplomatic populace right now. We want to maintain the diplomatic relations with our diplomatic allies. And if there's any other country want to recognize Taiwan people naturally we welcome that but we are not going to engage in diplomatic competition with China. We will try to safeguard nevertheless our remaining diplomatic allies. And we'll we'll try to show to the international community that the way Taiwan is helping those diplomatic allies can be seeing us a Taiwan model. We help their agricultural production. We help the Job Training. We help in the medical assistance and we tried to make their lives better. Because what I'm wondering is if you get a sense as a foreign minister that anything about what the world is now having to deal with is is putting other crises into some sort of perspective or Div feel like that. Diplomacy is carrying on as usual while everything else is happening. Why I think the world is very different place right now. For example in some European countries or even the major metropolitan areas of the United States. The medical system is almost collapsed. And it's heartbreaking to see that in some countries. The medical doctors need to choose among patients who to save an who gave up. And it's very heartbreaking for everybody who sees that news and if you look at the economic impact. I think is even greater. Economic production seems to be not only slowing down in. Some occasions is stopped. The consumption is also slowing down. Tourism is slowing down and under this kind of situation. We also need to look at the way that economic production model as being handled whether it is a viable to put all the critical or strategic material production in the same country in. I think many countries are actually looking at these. You right now and we're also looking at the. Who itself where the W. H. O? Is Actually helping international community fighting against Kobe? Nineteen or whether this any new model in dealing with whether we are going to produce the medicine or vaccines fast enough under the. Who is still not certain in therefore this a lot for us to examine what the current diplomacy has been doing. And what I would suggest is that we need to engage in international cooperation Indian with current epidemic or future epidemic. And I think we need to come up with the best practices especially based on the experiences of those countries that are more successful and I think we also need to think very hard on the Lionel supply chain one thing I would like to point out. Further is transparency transparency is associated with diplomacy or associated with democracy in us. We us our experience can tail. Transparency is probably the most important factor in dealing with a pandemic like this and to transparency can only be associated with a democracy in as I say the inaugural occasions. Taiwan cannot afford to seal. But if you look at other authoritarianism they. Institutionally are incapable of handling the truce. So that is something that we need to think. Very hard on in terms of future development of mankind. Joseph Wu. Thank you very much for joining us on the foreign desk. That's it for this episode of the Foreign Desk. We'll be back next week and look out for the foreign desk explainer available every Wednesday. The foreign desk was produced by Yolene. Go Fan page Reynolds and edited by Christie Evans. Christie also produces the foreign desk. Explain for me under Mullah vice very much for listening until next time goodbye..
"taiwan" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"We're willing to use the greatest sincerity and try your best to strive for the prospect of peaceful reunification because to realize reunification through peaceful methods is most beneficial to our crossed straight compatriots and the whole Chinese nation. You would do not promise to renounce the use of force and reserve your option to use all necessary measures ball loose hygiene Egypt. Be All sorts through the shame on. China the seventy issue is always a big one especially now. There's so much talk in China under party leader shooting pain of the might of China the China dream you know how great the nation and so this is the million dollar question whether or not China will make a move on Taiwan. It's not impossible. Beijing has always made its intentions extremely clear especially with its military. China's really fast improving its capabilities. Even at the height of the coronavirus pandemic Beijing somehow found a way to fly. Fighter jets over Taiwan's airspace to assert its sovereignty and so as China gets more and more powerful less nations are willing to stand up on behalf of Taiwan Taiwan's also in this part of the world where there are so many massive territorial disputes over islands in the South and east China Seas. There are plenty of reasons. Conflict Spark in this part of the world's but there are many other ways that China can gain a greater foothold in Taiwan through business and economic links Taiwan Francis home to many key apple suppliers who have factories in China. So what happens if those plants were all of a sudden order to close down or parts? Ships doesn't necessarily have to be physical move in terms of how China wants to coerce Taiwan. And so this is something to watch in terms of cross-strait relations going forward.
"taiwan" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"It's created a lot from that time on Nineteen forty-nine it's created a lot of geopolitical political strife that we still see today because Chang's Republic of China was the first UN member attacks by an access power so going all the way back to World War Two. It was actually given the honor of being the first country signed the UN Charter in one thousand nine forty five so the R. O. C. received a permanent seat on the UN Security Council along with the US. Britain France and the Soviet Union but when the civil war happened and Chang lost all of a sudden there was a really awkward situation. The ROTC was on the Security Council whereas Communist China with all these people were shut out entirely so until chain died in one. Thousand nine seventy five. He was determined to retake China to go back and reunify as though he kept refusing to accept a two-state solution at the UN where Mouse People's Republic of China would receive the Security Council seat and Taiwan's Republic of China government but stay in the UN in other words mouse. China was in Chang's China without ends the terms of the resolution on twenty fifth October Nineteen seventy-one by the General Assembly decided to restore Tutti People's Republic of China all of its rights and to recognize the representative's office government as the sole legitimate representatives of China and the United Nations. So that's exactly what happened. Un resolution in Nineteen seventy-one transferred that Security Council seat from chains China to mouse China for both sides. You have to understand that. There was always a goal to retake the other so both sides both now in Chiang always wanted to reunify China. Obviously that was a conclusion from the Chinese civil war that was never fully settled. Both sides always wanted to have power and dominance again over the other and both sides claiming that they were the the one true China when of course there were two very separate governments that were now forming. When Taiwan was first moving towards democracy China was pretty unruffled. The island was still led again by chains. Party also called the combing dog and so it was definitely a party. A governance system that China was more familiar with in many ways mainland. China probably didn't see this coming. How democracy has bloomed in Taiwan? There are so many different political parties. Now there are elections. I mean it's it's something. That's become less and less recognizable and understandable to Beijing..
"taiwan" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"China officially regards Taiwan as temporarily Rogue Province. Which will one day be reincorporated into the motherland for decades? China has subjected Taiwan to various pressures. Some more subtle than others in one thousand nine hundred fifty eight. Chinese artillery fired nearly half a million shells containing propaganda leaflets at the Taiwanese island of Kinmen visitors. To Kinmen can still get these made into knives as recently as this week. China took umbrage at the Netherlands. Changing the name of its trade and Investment Office in Taiwan to Netherlands Office Taipei which Beijing thought sounded affronting. -Ly Embassy Ish to look at how we got here. He's Sophia Yan. China correspondent for the Telegraph to understand the Taiwan issue. We need to go back decades even before the current communist Chinese government that we are familiar with today was even formed. The government of Taiwan formerly known as the Republic of China which I'll shorten ROTC once controlled. All of China at the hell was a man named Shank. T- can't even woman bunk room now. Chang's our republic of fought alongside the US against Japan in World War Two. After Japan surrendered Tokyo gave up a colony that it had controlled for decades and that was the island of Taiwan. Us forces than essentially gave Taiwan. General Chang a few years later we come to nine hundred forty nine chains party. The nationalists lost the Chinese civil war against the Communists led by Mao Zedong on media chain then fled to Taiwan where he reestablished the Republic of China government back in mainland China Mao founded the People's Republic of China governed by the Communist Party which remains in control today so ever since Nineteen forty-nine Communist China has considered Taiwan a renegade province. The black sheep in the family of course sees it very differently. After decades of martial law Taiwan democratize in the nineteen nineties and has its own currency and military foreign policy passports. The Celtics Island is twenty three million in its now one of Asia's freest countries..
"taiwan" Discussed on How Do We Fix It?
"Apparently there's been a lot of criticism of Dr. Ted Drove the Director General of the World Health Organization. He's been accusing Taiwan of making racist attacks on him which is some pretty strong statements against Taiwan. But there was evidence. Those attacks aren't actually coming from Taiwan. What's going on? This was quite remarkable episode Last week the W. H. O. Has largely not even mentioned the word. Taiwan there was an infamous video about a week prior to that where a a senior. Who official was being questioned by a reporter from Hong Kong and she asked him about Taiwan and he pretended he hadn't heard the question and then just literally hung up on her. And in less than a week after that dope to Ted Ross was asked in a briefing by CNN whether or not attacks from the likes of Donald Trump harmed the credibility of the WHO and himself at a time when they specifically need this credibility all over the world and he didn't mention that is all he then came out this quite remarkable claim that he's been the target of a racist online campaign for the past three months and that is coming from Taiwan. Where are those attacks coming from than if indeed there are attacks the thing is you look online? It's the Internet. There is unsavory stuff everywhere and of course. China has this fifty cent army which is a group of Internet users who are actually paid by governments local governments often to spread information that is beneficial to the Chinese state. And why fifty cents. It's very cheap. And so the resulting product you get from. That is also often largely ineffectual. So here we have this case. We've got this terrible disease. It's killed way over one hundred thousand people worldwide. Aren't there more important things that we should all be focused on right now? Well not for an authoritarian communist government. Perception is reality and since the the PR spin of this is being very integral to China's campaign In combating the virus being very very sensitive about it being linked in any way to Wuhan or to China which in in subways is absolutely understandable Samson. What's the biggest lesson we can take away from? Taiwan's handling of the disease. Well I think number one full the United States and Western Europe now. They had weeks if not months to prepare for this and they didn't learn the lessons from what Asia's democracies and China in certain cases did to contain this virus. I'm actually listening a while ago to your fascinating conversation with the rich Howard from the Howard Institute and what he said about the importance of finding local solutions to work for local communities and empowering and inspiring people from all walks of life to participate in the solutions that affect them and that really resonated with me. Because you can see that in so many aspects of Taiwan's fight against this disease while the government absolutely has played its role with early intervention and clear communication and high level expertise it's attitude to openness has been absolutely key in bringing people on side and more importantly allowing them to take an active role in fighting this crisis one of the worst aspects of crisis. Is that feeling of being imported. The you can't do anything about it. You've just gotTa sit there. Wait for it to be over. And that creates all kinds of anxieties and people but at Taiwan's case because it was an open transparent and it has this long tradition of civic what we call civic tech where people at the public largely try to adapt solutions from the technology via in the public. Good not just profit but in the public good and Taiwan citizens have been able to get together take the day to the government has provided them and turn into something practical and useful. Samson Ellis Taipei bureau chief for Bloomberg News. Thanks very much for joining us and giving us your perspective on Taiwan's fight against corona virus before our conversation. Jim Has a recommendation Richard. I've been reading one of those books that you hear about your whole life. But you've never actually read a book called Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Which is a classic of mental literature by Annie Dillard and it's about a year. She spent living in remote part of Virginia in the Blue Ridge Mountains and basically just taking walks around her little house and sit on the banks of a creek and observing nature and thinking about the universe. And it's a kind of thing that a guy like you would think might find sort of annoying and I just absolutely love it. I'm just blown away by her writing in it's funny and it's deep but also at a time like this. It's so nice just to read something about the joy of life and the planted in nature and not to be thinking about everything else. That's going on around us. So I couldn't recommend this more pilgrim at Tinker Creek. I found the Taiwan example inspiring. Here we have a a feisty democracy right off the coast of China with only four hundred cases of Corona Virus. And just six deaths as of the middle of this week It's also a country where people largely trust the government and seemed to be okay with the kind of technology on contact tracing and surveillance That has been needed to help. Taiwan through this health emergency one wonders though whether the US which is so much more culturally and racially diverse Would be a place where this would work as well One other thought about a Taiwan is that it does have a single payer universal healthcare system and perhaps that is really helped it a combat this corona virus although There are many other countries with single. Payer universal healthcare systems that have not done nearly as well But to that point a friend of our family whose Mexican American and lives in New York was telling me just this past few days that his uncle died of corona virus and had been reluctant to see a doctor because he was worried about the cost of treatment. I think that when the worst of this pandemic is over there's going to be a renewed and perhaps even stronger debate over health care accessibility and cost. There's no question that the reluctant people get tasked. Not just the shortage of test but the obstacles that were put in people's way and cost is a major one are something that we're really going to have to look at. So I'm I'm with you on that. I may not agree with you ultimately about the solutions. But there's a real problem here and that's the debate we're GONNA have to come back to in future episodes but right now. I think one of the big lessons from Taiwan is the benefit of being an outsider. They're not part of the UN. They're not part of the IMF they're very close to China and don't trust China so they were extremely sceptical about everything. They heard coming from China about corona virus. I suspect that if China said. Oh it's all under control at Taiwan health officials were probably already zipping up. There has matt suits you know but I think there's a lesson here for all of us is don't just go along with the crowd if something if there's subtle signs or growing signs of a problem there's a lot to be said for for stepping outside the consensus. Yeah it's not a member of the World Health Organization and tried to warn the world but the message didn't get through properly this whole story with the world. Health Organization is blowing up right now with trump now threatening to de fund the American contribution in the World Health Organization which I think is is misguided. The leadership aside. They do a lot of very important work all over the world. I'm sure all the medical people at who are are pretty upset with what's going on. But the fact is the leaders of the organization have allowed themselves to be dragged into this bizarre political battle where they won't even acknowledge the existence of Taiwan practically they. They've tried to help China with their propaganda that they did such a great job of controlling corona virus. Clearly all you have to do is look around the world and see that patently untrue and so they have brought great distrust upon down upon organization that needs trust.
"taiwan" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Style Dui Y.. U. E. N. E. N.. Yeah Yeah and so this is actually a very small gates that remains the days so it was built in eighteen thirty eighty five and now the only thing can find is literally dot gates once she entered the gates. There's tons of shops and unique places to see a lot of the Architecture from the olden days are inspired by falsely so the gates was placed in this location because of answering okay that you had to have the gate face this direction because it would be bad luck for it to face a different direction right so he wants to have a west facing prosperity. Disparity got it. Okay I didn't know the details there. Yeah there's a lot of places or buildings you'll find in China. The House unique locations. I might say because of the People's beliefs in helping out here a little bit. If it faced West it would be prosperity if it faced. I self it would be. I don't know I'm not sure about south. I just asked because my house is South so pick up. It's absurd. You might have to ask the master for that temples mentioning earlier could you temple. It also has the story behind its locations. So tionna is known asked US city of the Phoenix which is an animal or creature that we think of as Bertie and luck and very magical kind of creature so could you temple is aimed at middle of the city city to capture and to keep a phoenix and to keep it locked to the people and after that one really famous place to check out code us. It's all green tunnel and sits as vowed as s ICAO and so. This is really known for being a Antezana Taiwan. I say that because it's lush green and says this waterway that takes you around and Tennessee annecy ecological sites so you mentioned that the city used to have a lot of different canals. Is this then one of the original canals yes. This was a man manmade canal that was I think during the Teen Dynasty and they used to transport sugar and other goods during the old times and so because because the water's really shallow usually travel on a bamboo raft and travel really slowly so now he can actually take same boat ride around canals. It's about half an hour ride and you have narration. Even though the narration is not as helpful for some of us as it might be eh show point to the left into riots and can see what creatures come up as she's pointing you get to where Bantu hats as well which is pretty cool okay. After the Green Tano another place to check out would be another temple which is code. Luhrman men chang-ho temple so there's a lot to spell here luminous spelled L. U. E. R. and E. N. it has a long history asphalt so everything has a story behind it. Which is why I find so fascinating and with this particular temple? There's actually a debates Asked to which one is original again because the original temple was those back in I believe a sixteen hundreds with the earlier establishment Bushman of China. And so there was a flood in the eighteen hundred s talk destroyed original temple and other statues religious objects it's were displaced throughout the city and so this particular tempo actually has I believe two locations now and each of them claims seems to be the original because they hold certain facts or certain but just object. Okay so there's the Lerman Matsu temple. Aw what's the other one. I think the one I mentioned as dot one ten whole is not suit in in in Chinese. If you go you might my be able to see religious ceremonies taking place so it's actually quite scary because there's a lot of noise going on. They have firecrackers the a half people being the instruments. So it's a bit overwhelming. But it's really cool to see because they'll be a shaman or someone doing ceremony the and they'll think trust dancing around and waving a baton really interesting to see we should say we haven't put this into any number of days days with this at all. Is it one day's itinerary so far so do you know roughly. How many days worth of sightseeing? We just did here. I would would paces in one or two days. You don't want to overwhelm south too much with that. So there's tons to doing on as well so you can easily stay for a week the close together because it sounds more than just two days worth so far. There's a lot here. Yeah Muslim places on mentioned the food options or award tempos that all in city centres so he can easily walk to them or you can take the buses fall an interesting way to get around as through the bike so we have a bike sharing system in China. It's called a T. bike so you can find a station on any street corner and you can and boral bike for half an hour for a whole day with your credit card. Okay in the APP for that. Is there an English option for the APP that we need for the I believe so. I was able to find the website anger so there should be an English version of the APP as well. Yeah I am seeing the English website. Perfect for everybody. Who is trying to listen to the show and write down notes because you're planning on doing detained on irony did that? And so we'll have all these things as always in both the lyrics and the show notes of this episode of the amateur dot com website terrific onto our on next destinations and other place that I discovered upon chance. And it's really interesting to see is a village right Ryan next to the Macho Temple actually okay and makes for a good spot kind of car on the way in Taipei. There's a really really famous cat. Village people go all the time this the China version I guess so. It's really rundown looking village and dates back to colonial times on the Japanese occupation. Okay it used to be dormitory for a factory here. In China Call Mine is what I'm reading coal. Mine okay I I think I read something about petrochemical so it used to be a factory dormitory for the staff and because the factory closed down so now I guess inhabited the by more than people. Yeah so it can just fine cat's sleeping around or lying the middle road and it's really adorable. Who says a lot about the spirit of Tai non? It's very slow pace. It can enjoy yourself in the sun just like the cast down very lazy and Really Chill Hill and this is who tong kept village. That was what I'm seeing the report. Sorry this is the one. I talked about in Taipei Taipei. Sorry sorry sorry got it okay. The Tena One dozen actually happening so you can probably find that despite going tie can village but it won't all be very obvious where exactly.
"taiwan" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"The force is a very interesting place at checkout and then then after that I recommend doing some tour of the religion in China so as famous for its temples calls it has the most number of tempos in one. Oh one good one to check out his Co. Puji Temple and this is the center of town find a nestled in between small streets fuego during Chinese New Year. You'll I find it really an amazing display of lanterns chempil. So the lanterns are painted and crafted by. Oh wishers they you just want to make their own lantern and to write on their own wishes but in other times of the year you can also find prayer card tight trees around the temple so he can make a wish and how that kind of in the temple as a blessing. When you mentioned Chinese New Year I think many people who are listening new the Chinese new your moves around a bit? It's lunar. I don't remember when it is here in twenty twenty. Yeah I have to look as well. It's Saturday January. January twenty fifth in two thousand twenty. Okay so we're talking. In general in the in the winter months January ish is when we're GONNA find Chinese New Year and you mentioned that it's warm all year round. Is there a best time of year to go to China. Because it's really warm. In the summer month I recommend going in winter or spring so actually actually December typically tend to be dry and vault. Hopefully mellow weather. OKRA and Chinese New Year might be good timing okay. Great Kiana on a Cedar festivities and the mobile are people but yeah that's part of the experience. Go after that and not a place to check out as code. This finds hard to pronounce it's called.
"taiwan" Discussed on The Impact
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X. ziprecruiter dot com slash box ziprecruiter. The smartest way to hire welcome back before the break we were talking about how popular the Taiwanese system is and it makes sense. People in Taiwan are are living longer because of their national health insurance. But this popular and successful program isn't perfect right now has two big problems. The first problem is one that every healthcare system is dealing with healthcare costs. Keep going up and on top of that. There's the wild cost of new niece drugs. For example take the case of Lee j interest is seeing movie and also. It's my major. Uga is twenty five. She majored in communications. And she loves Titanic Classic Jack Especially like that scene at the end where roses on the door. Oren jackets frowning. She says it hits you right in the feelings. And that's what. She majored in communications to do. Because I think it's very hard you talk about vowed Experience or details of your life by we can use the movie videos to show audience. The all story insured time. That's why she's written song lyrics like the song you're hearing now and book all about her experiences with a disease. It's called spinal muscular atrophy. We asked her to translate translate. It's a homework from me but loosely translated. The song is like her book about overcoming obstacles because of the Jays disease. She can't walk doc. She can't move her limbs much or open mouth very far and she asked to make decisions like will she sit in a wheelchair to talk to reporters which is maybe more dignified or will oh she s. She decided to do lying bed. Because it's easier to talk even taking shower sleeping eating. I have so many yes. Well sometimes life is difficult a few years ago. EJ found out about a new drug. It seemed like it can make a real difference if not for her then for people in earlier stages of disease but it's super expensive. The first year is seven hundred fifty two thousand dollars. US for one year for one patient. Wow it's too expensive for for Taiwan's national health insurance to cover. That's hard for ye j knowing that the medicine exists. But she can't have it so she thought you know what I wrote a book. I write lyrics lyrics all right the government a letter to give the reporter fish. It's a smart way to do that because major incoming incoming occasion I know how do you see her letter got attention. She told us. The government officials came to her home and the President President of Taiwan called her. They say they will try their best. There's a committee that meets to discuss the budget for National Health Insurance Doctors and hospitals and drug companies and government officials. They all come together to talk about things like covering new drugs and no matter how compelling and funny and sick Nick Legia is we have limited financial resources and limited capability. This is Dr Societa Chang. He's a researcher. Her studies healthcare but he's also served on that Budget Committee. We went to meet him at his office National Taiwan University and he told us that the reason that drugs like Lee Jay's aren't covered but right now is that healthcare costs keep rising. The Taiwanese health insurance just can't afford the new staggering costs some treatments in fact he says the National Health Insurance System can't necessarily afford the services. They're covering right now. This is the second big problem one. That's more specific back to Taiwan's healthcare and it's a problem that Societa Chang has been studying since nineteen ninety five when national health insurance. I passed so we published a paper. That's my first. I paper the best so far in that very first paper two decades ago so she has studied the elderly. He wanted to see what happened when you made healthcare cheaper And easier to access before the new system the annual number of physician visits about five six times but after is jammed to like doc tell visit which means the elderly started going to the doctor twice as much once they got healthcare. Good that I don't know I think this is the hospital. We actually wanted to see this for ourselves across the street from societas office. There's a beautiful red brick hospital. It looks more like a New England college building than a medical facility inside. There's a tile atrium here's registration and there's the pact registration area where people take little tickets and then waiting chairs for their number to be called. Israeli is like a DMV wander around every hallway every waiting room. We we see. They're all teeming with people haven't necessarily spent a ton of time in the hospital but this seems like just bustling right most of the time. It's very crowded was lotto patient and walk kind of be like you taking a two in the supermarket. Social Associate tells us that under Taiwan's National Health Insurance Co pays are so low and healthcare is so affordable that people use a lot more of it. That's a problem because it drives up costs us and because it puts a lot of training providers and when we reached out to Taiwan's doctors union the doctors. They put us in touch with agreed people come in for every little thing. The doctors told us it's overwhelming. We're not marvel superheroes one of them complained. Personally I feel that the patients in Taiwan or kind of spoiled by the system share people of their healthcare. So she says but that's because patients are getting too sweet of a deal. I I believe we are too kind to our patient which is not a good thing actually is not. You probably shouldn't run for political office on that message. Acids die right away jokes aside. A lot of people are worried when we talked to the guy who currently runs the national health insurance. He told us that things have to change. And the guy who used to run the national health insurance also told us that something has to be done. He predicted that if nothing nothing changed the system would go bankrupt in ten to fifteen years and our researcher was even less optimistic in two years. Yes ten to fifteen years. No no normal. Wow so why is nobody talking about how to to prevent that. Nobody's talking about because it's election year. Who will take the hot potato? No candidate they're nasty a be right so they were to pretend well. I am not the Knicks breasts and yet I'm going to worry about that later but this is where the really high support number might be good after all even are pessimistic researcher admits that if patients love system this much. They'll fight to keep it they. They will adjust. I believe so one of the doctors. We spoke to said that in the. US patients are in how and the providers he believes are in heaven in Taiwan he said the patients are in heaven and the providers are overwhelmed with too many patients coming in there in. How obviously Ed this is an oversimplification going? Forward Taiwan is going to have to find a balance away to bring everyone down to Earth. That could be done a couple of different ways either are you are willing to pay more as a premium or you're willing to pay more as a copayment. Taiwan might also have to create more situations like clearly jazz where the government tells patients. I'm sorry for the good of everyone. We just can't cover.
"taiwan" Discussed on The Impact
"The story soon. May Chang also known as May grew up in Taiwan raised by parents passionate schnitt about social issues rubbed off and the nineteen sixties. She moved abroad for Grad school at Yale by the way. That's the best way to meet your future future spouse because you're exposed to the same intense atmosphere. Let me half of the time you scared to death. Gale is in fact where may met her future spouse. She was sitting in a library studying. I was taking an economics course and I had a question may was struggling ogling with all these dense theories of economic development. And a guy named who've reinhard another Grad student saw her sitting by herself he came over an offer to help. She explained her question and then he said you know I have just a write paper for you. But it's in my place. So he says you know we can go. Get it was a charmer. They went back to his place. The ambiance was fantastic. Made May Jasmine tea and he put on music. Who's Beethoven and then? He lit a fire in the fireplace and we discussed the paper. They also talked about themselves. Ova told her about his childhood in postwar Germany. Living with his family they lost their house and they found day little tool shed in the countryside. So they moved there. It was the mother and grandmother and five little children. There was no. Oh how water. No heat no electricity and in the wintertime. When the wind blew the cold came in you know they would wake up with a sheet of ice on their chest? Because they're they're breath the would come out and then would freeze into ice. That was sit on their chest but one thing they all had. He and his siblings was healthcare. When we were paupers? My family we had health insurance like everyone else in Germany. I've never forgotten that. This is speaking decades later in two thousand nine on fresh air with Terry Gross. He since passed away but as interview review makes clear his childhood inspired a lifelong passion. Making sure that everyone had access to healthcare and I would like the American American people to have what I had in my mother had as a kid so that is why I care. That is why I care. Those were his is words. That is why I care. It's also why in the nineteen eighty s UBA and may went to Taiwan. They wanted to help build a transformative formative new healthcare system in. May's home country one that would eventually give millions of Taiwanese people access to healthcare twenty five years later that the Taiwanese system is still in place and it looks a lot like a pitch. Were hearing from presidential candidates here in the United States. We have got a pass a medicare for all all single payer system. I'm with on Medicare for all Medicare for Medicare for all program.
"taiwan" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence
"Frightened of China. The vast majority of countries in the world will never let the president of Taiwan visit America is big enough and strong enough that it doesn't care and does let them visit even America has to be unbelievably careful about the kind of the tiny details of what flag flag is flying all the people she's allowed to visit so it's a real kinda vestige of cold war oddity around this otherwise perfectly normal friendly little country simply because China insists that everyone treats them that way and what is that saying when is hoping to accomplish with American visit in theory. This is a visit to some of her allies. Taiwan's still has seventeen countries which recognize Taiwan have full diplomatic relations <hes> they're mostly small very poor countries in the Caribbean central in America. She's going to visit for them this time and the front and the back of that car opinion tool the Americans are allowing her to visit this is a moment when support for Taiwan is very strong both in Congress and with some senior officials in the trump administration so you so only this week the American government announcing over two billion dollars worth of arms sales to Taiwan which always makes China across because America will it doesn't recognize Taiwan as a country is Taiwan security guarantor basically if China were to invade vade Taiwan America should Taiwan hopes be there but side and yet any visit to America by Taiwanese leadership is going to enrage China and has again. Would it would have how they responded so far so it's been relatively sort of boilerplate. Language from the Foreign Ministry and you've seen complaints in tossing in the state media one very nationalist state newspaper suggested that if these weapons which are basically tanks and missiles are delivered Taiwan that may be China should offer to do bomb them and destroy them unless they're removed that kind of Cuban missile crisis style scenario doesn't seem to be getting play elsewhere these visits they are weirdly serious business. It was back in the nineteen nineties that had an earlier Taiwanese president it was allowed to give a speech at his Alma Mata Cornell University and China launch gigantic missile tests that actually brought to American aircraft carrier battlegroups into the Taiwan Strait so these are these are high stakes but this also comes at a time when mainland China will have been rattled quite a bit by the protests in Hong Kong. I mean what connection do you see between to rest of regions that the mainland takes interest in Hong Kong is a very different case from Taiwan. It is absolutely legally part of China Taiwan is not part of Communist China never has been but what happens in Hong Kong is watched very closely in Taiwan blues protests. Were really a rejection in Hong Kong of the idea that autonomy offered by Beijing under the slogan One Country Two Systems is working very well. Oh that resonates in Taiwan because China's big offer to the Taiwanese is that they can also have one country two systems if they'll agree to come under mainland China's control they could have lots of autonomy so protests involving a million or more people people in the streets of Hong Kong or a dark warning sign to Taiwan that one country two systems might not be all that it's cracked up to be and we've seen that playing out as Taiwan enters election season because Taiwan unlike Hong Kong long unlike mainland China is a proper democracy with big boisterous elections and in this season tying when the incumbent president has actually seen a bit of a boost in her poll numbers because she was pretty tough and outspoken defending the right of Hong in Congress to protest and saying this shows that we can't trust China's offer of autonomy to the extent that her conservative rivals she's going to have to run against for the presidency who are normally very keen on in closer links with China making money by seeking to link the two economies. They actually had to say some unusually tough things about the mainland just to kind of keep themselves in good shape public opinion. Another complicating factor is that America is in this pitched the trade war battle with China surely entertaining the Taiwanese president is going to add tension to that. It is really hard to know what the trump administration's Taiwan policy is. There are a bunch of very senior people around president trump who are lifelong supporters of Taiwan and you can see their influence in his arm sales and probably in this longer visit president trump himself seems not to have a great interest in the fact that Taiwan is democracy. He's famously not very interested in the fact that countries our allies thinks allies as as a burden and so he has been very careful not to use Taiwan as a bargaining chip in these trade talks but it all adds up to the fact that nerves are jangling in Beijing on so many fronts so why should American voters care about Taiwan if they care about China having the right to dominate the whole of the Western Pacific they should certainly care about Taiwan military planners naval admirals they talk about the first island chain especially Japan Taiwan and then down into the Philippines which kind of acts as a kind of barrier that hems in the entire Chinese coastline and for the last several decades the American navy has been able to use that island chain as a barrier to basically Hem China in and to give America free rein. Over the whole of the Pacific having Taiwan as unsinkable aircraft carrier for America right in the middle of that island chain is incredibly important and so what's your view on the likelihood that America's policies around attitude towards Taiwan will change inch American policy is changing to different directions in Congress and in the Pentagon as China becomes more potent military power the either of having Taiwan as a base close to China to kind of Hamilton is increasingly important and president trump is someone who is scornful of the idea of alliances not very interested in the idea that allies are democracies and so you know who knows the deepest fear of the Taiwanese is the president trump they could wake up and he's sold them for a couple of ships soybeans. What about those Taiwanese people? How do they view this visit for example and Messiah being on the on the world stage and the dangers that might present Thomas very divided sauce so her supporters will be pleased to see her getting a good welcome in America that will be a relief the sign that America is on their side? There's another whole half of the country that blames her for provoking China that would be willing to have a closer relationship with China if that keeps them safer and improves the economy frankly and we're heading into an election election in Taiwan and a few months time. She's currently not very popular generally.
"taiwan" Discussed on Nancy
"What something your parents are super stubborn about they think that everyone should get married have to than your live can become lead? They pushed the idea, very hard, and they can go that will find all sorts of way. And it's been decades kind of let go. That's why I wished I could stop and see that they're all the possibility. Early the next morning, Andrew, nice scooter apartment building in Taipei on the twelfth floor we walk into a place called tone to hotline, the hotline is an inclusive LGBT Hugh center that runs all kinds of programs for the queer community Taipei, and it's literally in an apartment, there are posters of different queer Asia movies on the wall. And we sit down in the cozy living room the center runs a hotline for people who have come out and there's also a hotline for their parents. I'm the go on my mind, Andrew, and I meet wall, mama wall is her last name and mama means mom mama has been volunteering at the hotline for fourteen years. She says that when her kid was first coming out, she and her husband, had trouble finding information we're all looking very, very hard for those information internet. Then there's no lying or our Facebook sixteen seventeen years ago when he can out. He was very young. So how can we expect him to know anything concrete? So we have to do all of Mark. The he come out as trans transgender then no, no. I sit y'all less being almost like a T, definitely a t t our boys drive a few years later, he came out as trans while mama has been volunteering at the hotline ever since with what makes hard for people, you know, some parents for Chinese parents, we still believe that children are our property. So we will do all the decisions for them. Buy houses for them. Protect over protect sometimes, and we have the control freak heads. Whatever the had a copter, parents over. We are probably not like that. But still, the, the source society the, the pressure are different because they're judging the parents. I how come you like that? How do you think a kid can come out to their, their parents? Like what is the easiest way to do that? So they understand five steps out how their star. That's right. A ladder. I Wayne was the first time you realize you're different really early as early as facile. So, you know, you force, the parents, now this is not the outsider is now the what school, you're a or of the friends, you're dealing with the problem become the problem started really, really early in their lives and second wing, you confirmed your Riddick different confirmed confirm. You have certain steps yourself through now. Your, you're your check you try different ways. And you blame the classmates, or the movies or everything your kids do that a lot along. But at certain foreign, you're confirmed like you're, you're desperate is all I have. No or made you. No one can help me. I'm definitely that kind of person that date year. The tell your parents, then the third, it's like the history of your out, ubt life like what happened, you have tried the opposite sex. You have boyfriend girlfriend, many things you have went to the doctors you do into line and things like that. Like a history, also telling the parents, this, no eo can now fours is your now. What happens now you're twenty eight or thirty five you have a boyfriend girlfriend, and what you're really seeing yourself, you have already addressed to your orientation, and tell your parents happy and have a partner in what I'm going through. And the fifth most important. What's my futures? Look like now I wanna get married. I wanted to have cats dogs or babies. Very PIN's live plans is really important. So your parents who say all my, my kids were still a low in, and he would die alone. Have a very scary picture, seeming their mind. You have to know I have my own plans for my future rather, ladder in favor really lays aegis rise five cents. I feel later and your parents were read read it probably hundred times they really wanted now what is going on?.
"taiwan" Discussed on CRYPTO 101
"You're busy flying around in meeting legislating going into parliament to vote on the bills all the time after all of your hard work ten years from now where do you want to be ten years from now, I think that one deserves a place in the world was recognition on our computers to the world. I wanna use block Chen to maximize our country into the world. And I also want to want to be known as a place with the democratic value with a Libro system that people from around the world if they want to find a place to exert. L and to develop their creativity that come to Taiwan and one of my most important legislation since I've become a legislative so far inside champion the same sex marriage law. I put out the Bill for legalize same sex marriage, and I'm very very happy. Taiwan can lead this space to legalize same sex marriage as you. Yeah. Yeah. I am very very excited in two thousand nineteen may twenty fourth Taiwan will become the first country in Asia to do that. With that. Thank you, very much as ING an continue to sing that if we can continue to uphold this values and to provide space in the room for those who want to develop new ideas to come to Taiwan, we can truly become a global citizen hub. So if somebody was listening to this right now, and they were thinking about doing a startup they were or maybe they have a startup in the Blockchain's base. Maybe they have ice. He'll funds raised. Maybe they are looking for a place to settle down in develop and grow their business. What would be the path that you would tell them. So they can get established in Taiwan. Well, I do some research on why? And thing they are information regarded how to get entrepreneurship visa, we have entrepreneurship visa that you can apply that would give you certain benefits. If you come and set up companies in Taiwan, and Secondly, you can re. About the laws the fintech sandbox central than I talked about looking to those as Secondly feel free to Email me. Congress dot Jason.
"taiwan" Discussed on CRYPTO 101
"L started in actually it goes back to nineteen forty nine Quin Taiwan in China. We're still kind of fighting internally and then going down KMT lost the battle with a communist party, and then retreated from Mellon China to Taiwan, and it was during that time about Taiwan star to kind of grow. And also a lot of major constructions. And the roads highways airports were being built after nineteen forty nine when China was occupied by commenced party, and in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine China pushed you when to recognize one China. Where the official China at the time was still Taiwan, which is Republic of China, which is different than People's Republic of China, which is today's men than China, so Taiwan or our see Republic China was forced to leave the UN and ever since then we were sort of in this ambiguous. State. Taiwan is not recognized by the UN as a member of states. But we have our own government monetary system. Our economy our military. So I would say our official title is Republic of China. Our see? But today, I have a vision for Taiwan to become Republic of crypto currency, which is also our see in a future. So and so that's kind of short crash course of the Taiwan's history. Yeah. So Taiwan is a democracy. Is it a parliamentary system or is it more like the United States? It's yeah. So this is what you say, surely what's differentiates Taiwan Minin, China Taiwanese democracy. We promotes the freedom of speech and human rights and democracy system. So our system is hybrid of parliamentary system and presidential system. We directly elect our president and then president appoint a premier which is equivalent of prime minister, and then premier Assam bows. The cabinet members and ministers and on a powder, mentally side. We have one house, which is Hungary thirteen members and we now have four parties representing the legislature. There's a ruling party Democratic Progressive Party DP, which all sixty seats of the current legislature. And there's KMT the previous volume party which I belong to right now, which owns. Thirty five seats, and then you have Neil power party, which is a newly minted party after the sunflower student protests movement in two thousand fourteen they have four members in the legislature, and you have people's power party, which is kind of break away from the old KMT. They also have three seats in the legislature. So together, we have one hundred thirteen seats and is similar to the US as chicken balanced system. So the legislature has the right to oversee and supervise budget approval elected law amend the law and questioned the cabinets on their policies and essential and the executive branch, which is led by the premier is responsible to the legislature and also answers to president as well. Our system is somewhat complicated. But I would say it's a similar system to the French system and the Korean system. Taiwan is actually a pretty progressive plays. Taiwan has a woman president the first place in Asia to legalize gay marriage. And there's a universal healthcare in Taiwan. Is that correct, correct? Yeah. That's amazing. So with progressiveness now, you're pushing for crypto currency like a little island in Asia. I where did your inspiration in your personal passion for crypto currency come from basically sort of grew up in a kind of marginalized part of society, which is a nine market some of those looking for ways to be creative. And also to kind of make it a my all comedians define what is a night market. I know what make market is you do. But I don't know if the listeners do a ho K so in Taiwan, we have this special kind of market nights. And it's normally going from six PM. Two two AM in the morning where bunch of Stolz they come out in the setup there stands and selling food, or, you know, sending some products, and it's very entrepeneurship, and everyone, you know, can set up a stand there, and then can grow their businesses and a lot of a system retail chain stores stars on nine markets, and you know, and it's sort of a spirit of Taiwan's entrepreneur and kind of attitude. Yeah. So I grew up in that environment. My mom owns beauty parlor in a nine market..
"taiwan" Discussed on Game of Thrones The Podcast
"Beauty and power and wealth and you know perfection like the vicious gossip about taiwan shits gold like and you got this like deform the war son i mean this is how taiwan sees it that this person that you know against golden god jamie is just such a just doesn't measure up in multiple categories and he's asking for you know what is legal right 'cause jamie and the kings are he can't inherit titles he can't take lands so who the question is like who the hell taiwian going to give this eventually yeah like just gonna give it like the skip skip a generation give it to taiwan going to like give it to his his brothers kid landfill that little shit but he's just so angry on top of all that stuff that like tyrian also he's being blamed for killing his mother right which is fucked up but you know yeah taiwan is fucked up yeah and and he also says that since i cannot prove that you're not mind the gods of cursed me to watch you waddle about at my colors and banter but i'll i'll be consumed by maggots before i make you an air to the rock and yeah it's it's it's it's really brutal it's really brutal and also there was low key danger with like shea and tyrian because like you know you might find out and then what would happen but he was still a handicapping now to taiwan's year there's there is an exclamation point to this danger yeah and last season told the story of shade not really suffering well under this yoke of like got to keep everything secret and got a sneak around and now it's going to be even more dangerous like bad signs relationship yeah for sure i'd say i really love the chamber of the hand as set yeah i think there's no show that does sets better than the throne right right literally can't think of a single one most of the time they use relocations which helps a lot but then just addressing so good everything about it just feels like you're in the place let me move onto sunset shea sitting on a dock making up stories about the ships as they sail by little finger approaches sansa to offer her a way back to her mother and sister and roz assesses shea as let's say her kind of woman and warns her to watch out for sonya with little finger little fingers manipulating bastard roz is a sad character because i i really like her i don't know that the show knows what to do with her because she is current like she knew everything there wasn't no about little finger seasons ago but she's impotent to do anything about it that she stuck serving this just vile terrible man and all she can do is warn shea about it and not so many words that that he is vile terrible person that can't be trusted especially around santa yeah and i think it's important you know the roz grew up or came up around santa right in winter fell so she has some loyalty even above and beyond what she does too little finger employer right she a good touch like you i grew up in the shadow of winter fell and when this girl was born the bells rang from sunup to sunset that was that was a nice touch she she actually remembers that you know everyone loves the starks up north i'm sure there's like actual affection here yeah it would be terrible if she got ground up in the same machine another hand i'm not digging how snotty sands is.
"taiwan" Discussed on KGO 810
"The daily beast seven eight july asia tie taiwan strait uss must and uss ben folds alibaba class destroyers sail through the taiwan strait statement by the us navy routine transit through the international waters of the taiwan strait james holmes a professor at the naval war college joins as surface warfare officer once upon a time james this is a long time coming what did it achieve sailing through the taiwan strait good evening to you hey john hey gordon glad to talk to you again i think the way that i think the proper way to think about this is that we the chinese having a conversation if you think about what war is this basically striking blows against each other detroit into one side or the other submits but in peacetime strategic competition like we're seeing unfold today you're basically making statements about injured flourishing armed forces and so on and so forth and making statements and trying to convince various audiences what would happen if we actually came to blows so the chinese register that they would win the united states tries to show that it would win china's succeeds it it gives hard to it to its own allies disheartens our allies and and the reverse the united states how hardens its own allies in france as well as the people back home so that's i i would i would look at it in that says the united states is making a series of statements by doing this the obvious one is on behalf of freedom of the basically showing that the united states does not recognize any claim by china to to klay the taiwan strait as something that he controls so we're basically saying that we would force international law the second obvious so statement dr talking point or if you prefer to call it that would be the w we are still committed to taiwan's defense so there's that just some other ones i can think of for example the united states the the surface fleet we had a terrible twentyseven seen these ships were identical to the ones who had collisions last year then saw sealers killed they're out there getting it done so i think we're so that we're not going to be deterred from by china we're not going to back down and so forth i would look at it as having a being away as saying several different things by doing the simple expedient of sending ships do through a body of water gordon jim should we be doing something else in addition to the transit spruce over the weekend well that's a good question i actually think this is they supporting this is supporting move on behalf of other things that we are doing we either being the trump administration the united states is a whole such as opening a new building for the for the american institute in taiwan are defacto embassy we basically open a new a new new embassy they're basically making a statement.
"taiwan" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE
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"taiwan" Discussed on RobinLynne
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