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Fresh update on "taiwan" discussed on Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
"Started to move some of that away but they can't move all of it. That's the problem. Yeah and it would become a become really obvious to the chinese government if they up and pack up and go elsewhere and then they'll try to stop that because now they're concerned that it's affecting their whole economy could we don't see that happening yet right and they're doing it. I hope quietly and swiftly as necessary. I guess it's my only brought up in this particular column a concern for twenty twenty one dean that we're seeing more interest in china to move in on taiwan and again we don't know what that might mean. But the whole concept of if trying to nationalize taiwan presents a whole separate big issue for especially those of us who deal with. Taiwan is a part of our supply chain. Yeah and if you look underneath most electronics. It's gonna say in. Many cases made in china or made in taiwan some made in korea but for the vast majority it's china and taiwan. So think about how the tech industry as you mentioned him the supply chain but us just as consumers can be affected with rising costs For swimming. we can't even get the products that we want roy. As always you're a delight to talk with it's kind of scary the kinds of things. Sometimes you do come up with but it stuff that we do need to pay attention to. I invite our audience when you get a chance. Check out tim's latest forbes. Article five tech concerns for this year. Twenty twenty one and you'll find it fascinating like we did and of course check out creative strategies dot com will link there too when you hit us up at into tomorrow dot com. And that's Tim's site and you see what he and his team are up to on a regular basis. Tim baharan president of creative strategies. Keep strategizing and let's stay in touch. Get you on more frequently. Thanks my pleasure again. Creative strategies dot com for more. I'm dave.
McDonald's Latest Company to Be Hit by a Data Breach
"Mcdonald said friday. It's hired security consultants to investigate unauthorized access into its networks intruders. Access data from markets including south korea taiwan and the us which included some employees and franchisee contact information details about restaurants in the us along with delivery customer info like name phone email address in south korea and taiwan. Some information on employees in south africa and also in russia may also have been accessed but no payment info appears to have been
Fresh update on "taiwan" discussed on The Cats Roundtable
"That's roundtable drunk. She is Sunday morning. What's going on, or the far East, China, North Korea, Japan, Taiwan? Well, we have one of the world's foremost experts with us A good friend Gordon Chang and his Twitter is by the way at Gordon, she Chang if you want to find out What's going on in the world sign up for that Twitter. And good morning Gordon Chang. How are you disappointed? I'm fine, John. And thank you so much. There's so many things happening in. I'd like to get an update every five a few weeks on you. I understand that Senator Schumer but allocate $200 billion to do additional research on Guess semiconductors is that because Taiwan now controls 54 60% of the rules, semiconductor business and I guess we want to get some of it in the United States. What say you good? Yeah, I'm sure that's a motivating factor. There is one Taiwan company Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation that accounts for 54% of the global city of chip sales. And Taiwan in total because there are other companies accounts for a little more than 60%. If China will ever absorbing Taiwan, that would be the end for chips for the United States. Remember, John Americans design the world's most sophisticated semiconductors? But we can't manufacture any of them here. They're manufactured in Taiwan by TSMC. So we have a critical vulnerability. Now it's good that Taiwan is a staunch friend of the United States. There are better friend to us than we are to them. But nonetheless, we've got to make sure that we can manufacture on our own soil. The chips that we designed Well, I mean, serious thing going on overall. Uh, you know me and you have talked about it. That 90% of antibiotics by China and we're trying to, uh, change that now. 90% of electric car batteries, You know? Look, I like the Chinese people and we should give them business. But it shouldn't be 90% of anything. What say you? Of course, and you know it's it's not just any other country. It's a country that has branded the United States as an enemy, and it's also a country that has threatened to cut off the supplies of critical materials. Last year. In the early stages of the coronavirus epidemic, China actually nationalized a US company as factory three that was manufacturing in 95 masks. That's according to Peter Navarro, also read part of remote on Fox business mentioned that China actually turned around a ship. On the high seas that was bringing personal protective equipment to in New York Hospital, China actually talked about throwing the US into a quote Mighty Sea of coronavirus. Those guys weren't kidding. We have to make sure that we do not have these critical vulnerabilities on anything. Whether it's active pharmaceutical agreement ingredients the pharmaceuticals themselves. Or whatever. Well, you know if you woke up at three o'clock in the morning and and we're really worried about Things that are going on, Uh, with the Far East, whether it's China or North Korea, Uh, what are you worried about? The most That's a great question because there are so many things to worry about. Um, I worry about the coronavirus epidemic, and that's because China in December 2019 January 2020. Deliberately spread this disease beyond its borders. We don't know how this disease started. But we do know that China turned SARS copped to the pathogen. Into a biological weapon by making sure that other countries were infected as well. President Biden does not view it that way. Um, and he's not imposing costs on China and if we don't impose those costs Jumping. The Chinese roller will think that he can spread the next disease, and his military has been bragging in public about manufacturing bugs that will leave the Chinese immune and will sicken everybody else. So this is the decade of concern. This is the time when China may actually move against us because they see that we are not prepared to defend ourselves. Well, I call it and I've discussed it internally. The attack on America. From that front. Besides the the the other front over Russia and Iran are and but the attack on America from from China and North Korea or that area That, uh, they're shipping a ton of fentanyl through Mexico to, uh, the drug, our kids, the drug Americans. The threat of expanding their military empire. The threat that the group doing in outer space what other was my missing? There's just so many things is across the board, John. If it's a threat to the US, China is probably behind it. You know, there are Iran's and North Korea's, but those regimes are fueled by Beijing. Russia by itself is not enough of a challenger to the U. S. Although it has nuclear weapons. Um Russia is only able to provoke us because it knows that Beijing has its back. And you talk about fentanyl. Let's remember that the Chinese intelligence services know about these fentanyl gangs because in China's near total surveillance state, nobody could manufacture and sell fentanyl without the approval of the Communist Party. Which means that China is directly responsible for killing somewhere on the order of 40 to 45,000 Americans a year with Sentinel that's direct deaths from fentanyl and deaths from cocaine and methamphetamines that is mixed with fentanyl. We don't have the 2020 numbers yet, but when we do, I think it will be in about that area number of deaths of Americans And I look at it as an attack on American society. Some of the stuff going on in America. Do you think it's being fueled by either the Chinese or Russian intelligence fronts? We know that China is fueling this, and there are a number of instances. So, for instance, on Twitter, there is actually the European Bureau chief of China Daily, which is a Communist Party publication on October 18th of last year, actually tweeted that he hoped Americans would throw petrol bombs on American streets. That, by the way, John is more than just a version. That's an act of war. And, of course, that's not the only thing. There was a report in Radio Free Asia that an intelligence unit of the People's Liberation Army actually based themselves in the now closed Houston consulate. And from there, they identified Americans likely to participate in black lives matter and antifa protests and then the Chinese military's sent those Americans videos on how to riot. Be a tiktok. So we know that the Chinese are doing this. They're trying to overthrow the U. S government and the Biden administration. By the way, it's response, which is a drop the ban that President Trump had put in place on Tiktok. Biden just walked away from it two days ago. But we have another minute or so left. Give me one more thing you very much concerned about. At one point they were printing a lot of counterfeit money. And spreading it and the news media has has kept that very I guess, uh, close. Yes. Late January of last year at the International Falls port of Entry, we've intercepted 900,000 counterfeit $1 bills from China. Nobody can counterfeit American currency in China without the authorities, knowing about it, because if it's total surveillance state, but in the last seconds, But one thing that we can should talk about at some point is China in space because China is militarizing low earth orbits, and they're doing that, because in the first moments of the war or the first moments before a war They will take down our satellites. In other words, that's the most critical thing that if it may be exactly the reason that, uh, President Trump started space force because that China has the ability to take down all our satellites, uh In outer space. I think that that's one of the reasons for a space force. That was a very good move. Um, we absolutely needed to do that. Um, I don't know if trying to at this moment can take down every low earth orbit satellites that we have. But they're working on that ability. Their new space station actually has Uh, to anti satellite weapons that they can grab our satellites or disabled them with lasers. So this is not theoretical. This is happening right now. They've just put their second module of their new space station in orbit. We've got to be extremely concerned about what's happening just above us. I mean, if you cripple the whole GPS system, whole military runs on GPS. I think every everything else of phones runs on GPS, so Got to be a serious problem..
Now It's McDonald's Turn. A Data Breach Hits the Chain in Asia
"Fast food giant said it suffered a data breach in South Korea, Taiwan and right here in the U. S only customers data was stolen from the overseas locations not in the US McDonald's, has hired a company to investigate the data breach. The Padres are hosting a vaccine event tomorrow with a
Fresh update on "taiwan" discussed on Dark Secret Place
"And an offer to the president situation where the united states basically rotates armored brigade through taiwan the way that we used to do in kuwait after the first gulf ford the the same gear stayed in kuwait. The same m one tanks and bradley fighting vehicles. But what happened was a ready brigade would rotate from germany. And then they'd be replaced by guys from fort hood and all that and so because we know how to do that The the concept is that you take a brigade from the twenty fifth infantry division at in hawaii and fort lewis and you rotate them forward to taiwan. and and. if you're saying well why not. Just take the guys from south korea to time one. It's because we're trying to separate these things or trying to make it We're trying not to make all one big thing that that if you don't like that brigade on taiwan don't take it out on south korea to south korea doesn't have any say and what we do with our brigades And so that would be if it seems needlessly complex. There's a reason for it and it would be that the brigade would have to come from. Us soil would come from continental united states from fort lewis washington or hawaii to taiwan. And and it wouldn't have a permanent base but it would. It would be there on taiwanese basis. It would exercise at the time when he's do live fire the whole thing And the second we did that. It would be a bargaining chip that. We can then say chinese. If you don't like that they're why don't you guarantee taiwan's independence and start doing trade with. What are you guarantee that you're not gonna invade them and then they won't need a trip wire force because that's effectively. What it would be it would be a. Hey if you invade taiwan you're going to be killing of americans and do you really want that but all right when we come back More more interesting stuff's About the chinese coves bid and other intelligence agencies that are getting on this and our and our finding a pattern.
McDonald's Hit by Data Breach
"Another example of cybercriminals infiltrating high profile global companies. McDonald's saying hackers access some data from its systems and markets, including South Korea and Taiwan. The chain says no customer payment information was in the breached
Fresh update on "taiwan" discussed on Dark Secret Place
"The bloomberg today about how unprepared. The united states is critical infrastructures from energy to well as we saw this belief three weeks ago it was. You know. A gas pipeline. I didn't even know existed. That affected the east coast today. Bloomberg dropped a story that begins and ends with a hacking simulation. Done on la dwp and when it came back with this scathing report about how unprepared la dwp to to deal with hackers. Either malware ransomware whatever. Garcetti fired the company. That did it. And it's just an indicator just this one symptom of what's going on around the country. So somebody i because i was thinking about The the new malcolm gladwin book the bomber mafia. I hate and don't buy it. Don't even read a review of this is terrible but but it it got me thinking well if if some people who had vision and thank god it was er af than the air force knew that strategic bombing was going to be the war winning Saying against nazi germany japan. A you know. The the japanese didn't see that they didn't have that vision. So what would be that now. And it's not a new if we're talking about conventionally now what would be the equivalent of strategic bombing while it's the country that can harness either private hackers or state state-sanctioned hackers and do across multiple critical infrastructures. What was done to the colonial pipeline for money so anyway. It's a timely third hour. At least i hope. I'm not being prophetic. Well we've got a couple breaks of china's stuff here President biden's policy towards china came into sharper. Focus over the past week with the g. Seven summit with initiatives that suggests that the president's plans to retain his predecessors tough stance towards beijing despite differences in execution here. Here's the bottom line. Nothing that trump put in place against china nonetheless sanctions about investment and all that none of them have been lifted. Biden hasn't touched one of them and in fact is going to add to it. Especially since China is rapidly becoming Public yet emmy pandemic spreader number one if they're not already Right now And and Along that that thinking is that the vitamin station is probably going to double down on security guarantees with taiwan. Think thing one right now. We don't have any sort of formal treaty with taiwan. You know for the record. We don't have any sort of treaty with israel that we would come to their common defense or anything. There's nato article five k. and that involves every everyone in nato But we don't have such a thing time taiwan When the united states pivoted and an officially recognised communist china as china the republic of china taiwan. Stop being Any kind of china And but because of china's ongoing very very blatant active plane threats to teach taiwan lesson and teach the united states a lesson by teaching taiwan. Lessen the whole thing It looks like it's Accelerating that that began. During the trump administration that has some in the pentagon favoring a basically a germany style pre-positioned american ground presence in taiwan. Now we we did have troops on taiwan up until about nineteen seventy-nine we had some An air force crews and some other liaisons and some other. Us army people But we we pull them off when we and in doing so. The chinese took that to mean that were basically..
Biden Administration Makes Early Outreach to Taiwan
"The biden administration is launching trade and investment talks with taiwan secretary of state. Anthony blinken told a house committee on monday about the plans when asked about talks. A spokesman for the chinese embassy in washington said the. Us should stop all forms of official exchanges and contacts with
Fresh update on "taiwan" discussed on Reality TV RHAP-ups: Reality TV Podcasts
"I with hangman. Pays bill i anti christian cave. So any of that. Taiwan do that. I hate to say it. But i didn't realize it was then and then staying in reality today. Ethan like i think. I think like i think brian cage in christian cage and ethan cager probably going to have if this for. Wwe there'd be like a family angle like we would be with brian cage and christian cage like maybe like christian would be like father and then like brian cage ethan page or even cage z. And i must the other thing. It's like cage versus page. Like how do you not mess that up so this was really overwhelming. This good point though. I'm never going to see that. And i hope no one uses the same cage ever again after these three people we mentioned. Yeah that's what i'm saying. I was just like i was confused. Even though i've been trying to kind of keeping up with clips like just getting myself like to figure out double or nothing. Or whatever like who's going to be facing who i. I was kinda confused with brian cage. Share if he was the one.
Senators Announce U.S. Donating 750,000 Vaccine Doses to Taiwan
"States is donating 750,000 doses of Covid 19 vaccine to Taiwan Senator Tammy Duckworth's made the announcement today as part of a US delegation visiting Taipei. The Illinois Democrat did not give details about the arrangement. Taiwan has been affected by covid vaccine shortages and has accused China of hindering its efforts to get
Senators Announce U.S. Donating 750,000 Vaccine Doses to Taiwan
"Giles Snyder. With these headlines, three U. S. Senators visiting Taiwan say the US is planning to send 750,000 doses of Covid 19 vaccines, part of President Biden's moved to share the shots globally. Taiwan is dealing with a spike in infections and has complained that China is
Senators Announce U.S. Donating 750,000 Vaccine Doses to Taiwan
"Three U. S. Senators visiting Taiwan say the US is planning to send 750,000 doses of Covid 19 vaccines, part of President Biden's moved to share the shots globally. Taiwan is dealing with a spike in infections and has complained that China is trying to block the island from obtaining
Senators Announce U.S. Donating 750,000 Vaccine Doses to Taiwan
"Meanwhile, three American senators visiting Taiwan say the U. S. Will give the island 750,000 doses of the Covid 19. Vaccine part of President Biden's move to share millions of shots globally. Taiwan has complained that China is hindering its efforts to secure the injections amid the outbreak. Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth's who arrived in Taiwan with her two colleagues Sunday, says the trip underscores the bipartisan support for the Democratic island. The Beijing claims as its own renegade
Japan Donates 1.24M Vaccine to Taiwan Amid China Influence
"Japan has donated over one million vaccine doses to Taiwan the major China influence a flight carrying one point two four million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from Japan this touchdown in Taiwan's international airport to help the island fight its largest outbreak of the corona virus since the pandemic began to the nation on the schools how geopolitics have come to impact the global vaccination Rodarte as country scrambled to secure enough vaccines for the populations Taiwan a self governing island the struggle to get his own vaccines blame China for interfering in a deal now the island is more than doubling expects in supply thanks to Tokyo I'm Charles that's my
Taiwan, Feuding With China, Gets Vaccines From Japan
"Receive one and a quarter million doses of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine from Japan today, the donation will double the number of jobs the island has received to date. Taiwan's president, saying one has accused Beijing of blocking access to fighter jabs. Beijing denies this.
Hundreds evacuated, some by chopper, from New Zealand floods
"The Canterbury region received as much as 16 inches of rain. Some people were rescued by helicopter. It's raining heavily in Taiwan, but that's welcomed by residents. Since Taiwan has had its worst drought in
John Cena Apologizes to China After Calling Taiwan a Country
"Says Taiwan is a country which it is and he says, Why apologize to China talking about John Cena getting in trouble? With what he said. Um, I forgot what he said now, But he just said that Taiwan was gonna be the first country to get to watch fast and furious nine and China was the one who was outraged on Twitter. That's why he apologized to China because they were the ones who decided to throw a fit on Twitter. He's spoken Mandarin amount. Yes, Chinese. So did you this morning. Interesting. Oh, yes, very interesting anyway. Hey goes on to say, How's this different in the N B, a folding up like a tent over China and Hong Kong that they certainly did. And he says send apologized to China because They must sell a lot of wrestling merchandise in China not so much in Taiwan, which is a small island. And in China, there are hundreds of concentration camps with forced labor and torture, which there are And, uh, He says. Major sports standing up for Communist China makes me sick. And I think that's true with a lot of people. Really, especially the MBA. Want to wish a
John Cena Apologizes for Calling Taiwan a Country in Interview
"Has had the issue an apology. To China in Mandarin. After calling Taiwan its own country. And some interview is doing for fast and the furious nine So Beijing considers Taiwan a self rule Democratic Island and a province that's part of China. But a lot of people view Taiwan as its own country and they feel Hong Kong should be free along with it. So John senior doing this fast and furious interview calls Taiwan a country and all the folks in China get their undies in a wad. And next thing you know, John Sena's doing this cringeworthy Apology video. That kind of looks like one of those hostage videos blank twice. If you really mean it, John and he's speaking Mandarin, which okay, impressive. That's impressive. But don't ever apologize for believing that Taiwan is a country or Hong Kong should be free and saying either one of those doesn't make you a bad guy. But if you apologize because it might hurt your bottom line, and it might affect your movie. You're a weak punk. So that's what it is so fast, And the furious was supposed to come out last year around this time. It's now premiering and believe in the middle. Is it coming out in June? Kyle? June June 25th? Yes. And boy, they need those China dollars out there for sure they don't want to miss out on that market. So you do anything to offend China. Boy, you better get right out there and apologize. How
How to Photograph the Upcoming Lunar Eclipse
"Lunar eclipse. what is it. well most of us learned about this. I think in grade school right. It's when the earth moves between the sun and the moon and so there's a shadow and then this happens in phases doesn't happen all at once Although if you don't see it coming on you can look up and go. Whoa what happened there but generally speaking. We know it's coming. You know so there are these seven phases of the eclipse. All of them are interesting. The photographs but of course we want to hang out for the total eclipse. you get the money shot and then keep playing after that happens. Let's talk a little bit about you. Know what are some of the things that we need to know how about. Where can you see it out with that. So according to the article here the may twenty six two thousand twenty one. Total lunar eclipse will be visible in the united states. Canada central america south america antarctica new zealand australia japan china indonesia philippines malaysia taiwan and south korea so depending on where you are will be how much of the eclipse you can see is total eclipse all that kind of stuff. Now in terms of timing. I look this up. So for instance san francisco. The eclipse begins at four twelve. A m maximum eclipse is at four nineteen and then the total eclipse ends at four. Twenty six so you have a good fourteen minutes earlier to play around. And that's that's nice. It's nice having the time to get some shots to be ready to do some testing now. Of course the exposure changes drain all the different phases. They clip so you know we. We do have to do things while we're there
Will Trump Run Again in 2024?
"It. I know you've been asked 1000 times. Forgive me, but I have to ask Where are we? With 2024? U Way we need you, man. We need a big time. Yeah, you thinking about it? Are you leaning? One way We'd love to hear it? Well, I'll tell you what we are going to make you very happy and we're going to do what's right. And we've done a great job for the country, rebuilt our military and had the greatest economy ever twice. You know, we rebuilt it in the world collapsed with The whole world collapsed with it, And then we build it again with the stock market was higher than it was even the first time, but we're going to do the right thing. So many different things have happened. Dinner just one other they used to use India look out well, India's doing look how well South Korea's duck and look how well Taiwan's doing. Look how well Francis doing all these countries they used to compare us to, and now you take a look at us with the strongest because of what we did. At a level through our military that nobody's ever seen on the vaccine, So we're very proud of what we've done and we'll let you know it's the right time, Dan, but certainly I'm looking at a very seriously.
A Closer Look at How Semiconductors Are Made
"Friday we talked about bismuth being used to make semiconductors below one nanometer using a helium ion beam lithography system. This comes from a study published in nature by taiwan semiconductor manufacturing company. Mit and national taiwan. University semiconductors can be super complicated. So let's take a closer look. A semiconductor is a material that has an electrical conductivity value between that of a conductor and insulator it's registered city falls as the temperature rises behaving in the opposite way of metal. Semiconductors like silicon are the basis of most modern electron electroncs. The electrical properties of a semiconductor material can be modified by doping it that is applying electrical fields or light which can be used for amplification switching and energy conversion currently semiconductor design uses five nanometer and three nanometer node. With the number of transistors piled on chip nearing physical limitations. Moore's law observes that the number of transistors in dense integrated circuit doubles every two years. However there is still an eventual maximum capacity using atomic lee. Thin materials. Instead of silicon. Could help delay reaching maximum. But the problem of the energy barrier formed between the metal electrode and the semiconductor interface of these thin materials continues to constrain semiconductor design improvement in the nature study. The scientists found that by downscaling the semiconductor below one nanometer roughly the thickness of three atom layers they could create a two dimensional material pushing semiconductors to the quantum limit and potentially surpassing the prediction of moore's law by resolving one of the biggest problems and miniaturising semiconductor devices. The two-dimensional semiconductor also makes the energy barrier negligible by using bismuth which is a semi metal. Meaning that it has lower electric and thermal conductivity than a metal to make these. Semiconductors the optimized the chemical vapor deposition of bismuth and then shrank channel material to the nanno scale using helium. I am being with agassi. This study recorded the lowest energy barrier resistance ever at one hundred and twenty three arms as well as the highest current density to date of one thousand one hundred and thirty five micrograms per meter. This technology proves the potential of malaria transistors as being on par with the most recent three d. semiconductors it will allow for future device downscaling possibly bringing about a new generation of semiconductors experimental. Physics research will benefit from this technology immediately but commercialisation. We'll have to wait for more engineering work though it will be years before this technology could become mainstream future. Applications include cutting the carbon footprint of data centers quadrupling cell phone battery life speeding-up laptops and contributing to higher performance. Ai
"taiwan" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates
"Is i sincerely believed that. The risk is greater over taiwan than it was during the cold war during the cold war the soviet union. Even though it was lined the line with the united nato and the warsaw pact on the same border with each other The so you didn't have any great interest in conquering western europe. China is determined to regain taiwan. I'm concerned that over the next twenty. To thirty years. China will consider to find it increasingly unacceptable to live without possessing taiwan. I don't think it's going to start a nuclear war. I don't think it would start. A conventional war. Thought it was likely to go nuclear but for the reasons we've laid out. I think it's not unlikely. In fact i think it's somewhat likely over. The next few decades that china will start a conventional war to reclaim taiwan either by blockade or invasion or some combination of the two with coercive attacks against taiwan and that war has a reasonably large prospect reasonably high probability of going nuclear. Therefore as much as. I don't like it. I think the united states should end. Its commitment to taiwan and encourage you to vote that way on the resolution. Thank you thank you charlie. Glazer our next statement closing statement will be against the resolution in comes from elizabeth laris in twenty fifteen. Taiwan ran a tv series called a touch of green in thirty one episodes. We watched taiwan. I should say all row see pilots fight against the communists on mainland china and then their retreat to the island of taiwan. As you can guess over time the story did not end well. Most of the pilots do parish in their fight against communist china. Where am i going with this without a us commitment. Taiwan is out there alone like these pilots who crashed and burned. Taiwan would be ripe for the picking the pilots down in flames. Let's not abandon taiwan to just go down in flames as well if we do the. Us will never recover. China will rise in asia and we will never recover our status. We will never recover our status with our allies around the world. We will be seen as a party. That just cut enron when we were put up against a tough situation so that is why i am urging you to vote no on the proposition. Thank you elizabeth lleras. Our next debater will be speaking in favor in his closing statement of the resolution. That taiwan is indefensible. Here is lyle j goldstein. The palace museum in thai bay has seven hundred thousand chinese objects chinese artifacts. It's the biggest such positivity in the world a bigger than beijing bigger than shanghai bigger than sheehan or anyplace else in china among psychologists people who studied china like me. It's well known that the best chinese food is probably found in taiwan. Look folks this is a civil war. The chinese civil war continues. This is a family quarrel but the united states has learned something about civil wars. Right vietnam afghanistan iraq. We know better. We know to avoid civil wars like the plague. Of course this war were to happen. Would be orders of magnitude worse than any of those wars. I mentioned including vietnam. It's true that china could develop in a dangerous way in the future although it's unlikely but it is possible. I don't rule it out so we may have to draw red lines but those red line should be drawn over the main islands of our treaty partners japan and philippines not over taiwan. Let me tell you a story of. When i was a graduate student. I used to give a battlefield tours at gettysburg. An extraordinary place If you know the history a certain cavalry general john buford. He arrived at the battlefield. Union cavalry he arrived at the battlefield on june thirtieth the day before the battle and he surveyed the ground and he knew right away he looked at the hills and said this is good ground. You know gosh. Darn it bobby. Leah's beat us up in so many battles but here we can make a stand. This is good ground. The geography favors us. Well i wanna tell you folks. He saved our country. That would that appreciation. But this is the this is bad ground. This is the worst possible place to confront china. We may have to fight china Ideally hope not but this is the worst possible place to try to fight china. They are likely to win. And we are likely to lose. Many chinese taiwanese in americans would die such a war so we should avoid. Thank you very much. Thank you lyle. Goldstein in our final statement. Again closing argument will be coming against the resolution. That taiwan is indefensible. Here is l. Bridge kobe thanks john as i hope we've demonstrated this resolution is wrong. The united states in taiwan with enough focus and resolve cannon together. Defend the island without question doing so it would be hard costly and risky but it would be worth it for americans to basic reason. Why is this. China would not stop after swallowing taiwan instead. Beijing would keep going pressing forward to try to become master of asia and from that position. The world's dominant power anti-beijing that had subordinated taiwan would be a stronger position to do so washington's credibility in asia and thus its ability to muster a coalition to stop china's domineering ambitions would be gravely damaged by failing to effectively defend taiwan and china would now dominate taiwan's critical geography and one of the world's most dynamic advanced economies but. Don't take it for me. The china's ambitions won't be sated by taiwan. Take it from. The indian soldiers killed a lada taken from the vietnamese and philippine sailors bullied in the south china sea. Take it from the citizens. Upon who've seen their treaty guaranteed rights trampled. Take it from beijing's claim of nine dash line. That would mean dominating. The rich south china sea littoral take it from beijing's demand that america the only state that could plausibly matched and power exit its asian alliances thereby in effect seeding the region to chinese domination. And take it from the military. The chinese are actually building decidedly. Not one limited to seizing taiwan. But one that looks much more meant to dominate asia and project power foreign wide so we must be under no delusion a china that dominates asia the world's largest market area will mean grave armed american self interest their livelihood freedoms insecurity heck. They've already started showing us what it would look like. Look at how they demand australia. To- their line and change australia's own laws to satisfy beijing. Look how bully marquee american companies. Look how they pushed around the europeans just now when they typed up about happening in since young now imagine how china will behave when it's dominant because of this. Were better off meeting the now now with the goal of war but of a decent piece but we won't get the decent piece if we won't stand firm better to stand now with taiwan and our credibility strong than give up taiwan and be weaker and discredit for these reasons. Taiwan only can be defended. It should be back very much. And i urge you to vote no on the resolution. Thank you to kobe. And that concludes.
"taiwan" Discussed on Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates
"In combination with a with a variety of kind of coercive attacks against taiwan. Also put enough pressure on taiwan. It might cave. I if you don't think taiwan would cave but my concern. Is that once you get into a large conventional war whether it's a blockade or actually tax on land targets and large scale efforts at invasion that. They'll probably have of of nuclear war is large. I don't mean large at absolute terms but laura compared to what we normally what we normally experience so. I think that the risks are substantial because china might think it can see can succeed by blockade. It might think it could succeed in an invasion. That means it won't be deterred even if it doesn't do well And the risk of escalation will be there loyal. You wanted to jump in well again at my assessment is there's not some prospect. It's extremely likely that the invasion would succeed and the chinese know that moreover in the us you have this strange idea that you can fight wars with only losing a dozen people or something like they don't have any such illusion in china at all. In fact quite the opposite they want to lose people. They want actual martyrs. They want a new. You know to a new generation of people to believe in the c. c. p. and that it needs heroes in fact there are a little bit embarrassed that the haven't fought a war and you know a big war and fifty years or so and and that means they don't have these people they're looking for them they're actually i would say there's almost a cult of the korean war right now in that that cult is partly surrounding the fact that they haven't fought such a big worse. Believe me many people were dying. This many chinese many many americans. Sadly i fear much worse. You've been listening to intelligence squared us. I'm john this is a reminder to all of you.
Taiwan is Indefensible [Test]
"War to break out between the. Us and china. Taiwan is a likely flashpoint. Imagine a revanchist. Chinese military amassing near taiwan. The white house warning against an invasion. All over take is one misunderstanding. Though the us does not officially recognize taiwan's government it does remain at strongest backer while china views the island as lost territory which it must take back. Some argue that the scale of china's military in the region has already surpassed anything. The us or taiwan military's could stop others say. American credibility is on the line and the us could indeed defend taiwan if pushed so in the context of these mounting tensions. Here is our question. Is taiwan indefensible. Now to be clear. Indefensible can cut several ways. The side by side military comparison is an obvious one could attack from china be repulsed but that is not the only question does america have the political will to confront china so far from its shores should the us risk economic and diplomatic fallout. That would likely occur. And what should america be willing to promise taiwan. We may be entering an inflection. Point in the geopolitics of this region as china's power and influence continued to grow and so these questions collectively are what we are here to debate. I'm john donvan. And this is intelligence squared. You are going to decide who wins this debate and you're gonna do that by casting two votes the first one in just a few seconds and the second one after you've heard all of the arguments to votes because that's how we figure out our winning team it's the team changes the most mines between the first and the second vote so it's time to actually cast your first vote now and we're
Taiwan Faces COVID-19 Surge
"Taiwanese facing its worst outbreak of could nineteen so far the authorities have announced OR some sixty three new cases not having a clear connection to existing cases in the last week the island has recorded more than one thousand cases alone accounting for more than a third of its pandemic total of two thousand eight hundred twenty five now schools shut for two weeks indl gatherings of more than five people abound an outdoor gatherings of more than ten people most cases hitherto well among travelers the island had been hailed for its success in keeping out the virus through robust public health measures like quarantines and contact tracing I'm Charles de Ledesma
"taiwan" Discussed on Correspondents Report
"Corona virus and disinformation are two of the big challenges that have demanded the world's attention in two thousand twenty in the last days of the year. The news about vaccines for covid. Nineteen seems fairly positive. Even though that news of course needs to be fact checked as well but it may be that. Fighting mass-scale disease is in fact more feasible than fighting mass-scale disinformation but foreign policy magazine has drawn attention to some innov- it's to tackle this information in taiwan including a collaborative fact checking bought created as part of a public private partnership between the taiwanese government and the owners of taiwan's most popular messaging app. Which is called line. Indeed the authors lang and do lay say that in american tech circles. Taiwan has become a model for the fight against disinformation laying a former social media manager and speechwriter for taiwanese president side on when and do on is a national security advisor to the institute for security and technology as well as being an adjunct professor of politics at the university of san francisco. And i'm very pleased to say that. They both join us now on sunday. Extra welcome libby and doer. Thank you for her. It's great to have you. Can i start by just asking you to give us a brief outline libby of what that app line is and why this information on the line out has been a particular concern so in taiwan line is essentially the messaging app more than ninety percent of the population has the app on their phone. It integrates a news platform. It has closed chat groups <hes>. You can read comics on it really like anything you can think to do on tech app you can probably find a way to do online and i suppose the this information element is particularly important because while we often focus on things like facebook and twitter. It's the private messaging where a lot of this material is distributed. Does that ring true to you. Do one yeah. Domains of new innovation of this digital accountability. Project is that it embodies or would call <hes>. Distributed of dictation and do is think about the volume of information we face on a daily basis in the information environment right. The volume is so massive we cannot to professional fact checking trying to balk. Wet the rising volume office information and to me. The most innovative side of the story is that let the users have access to fact checking as well as built a database of corrected information so people can easily access such information in a very distributed manner and to me like this kind of distributed authentication is only possible through recall public and private partnership because the skill is only possible when both sides of this equation or together tech companies have tried to solve this problem but essentially they don't have the right incentive structures to do it as long as they have no pr issues and to me. I think that's the main thing. No innovation that the taiwanese government was to crack the code on. Indonesia is also another example but few governments they may talk about triple. Ps but very few governments have been able to crack the code on it. We tend to look at the shiny object right. This bought fact checking infrastructure right but behind that invasion. I think there was a lot of like we. Wholesome political leadership absolutely and there are some really interesting things to explore there. There's the technology but then also the human interaction which you've rightly pointed to do on and the fact that it's done as as a public private partnership as well so let's let's dig into all of those three aspects. Starting paps with the technology libby laying line has a fact checker and fact. Checking is a concept. I think everyone's familiar with these days. But we tend to think of a sort of separate major organizational or unit that does sort of human research and publishes its results whereas online the line fact checker is what you've called collaborative fact checking bought which sounds very impressive. What it means. What is a collaborative fact checking bought. How does the line fact check work. So the basic concept is that this line bought anyone can add it as a friend and once you have it as a friend you can copy and paste any link to a news article or perhaps a paragraph that contains information. You're not quite sure about. And you can send this message to the bought. And then once the bought receives the message. It runs the content that you sent it against the existing database of fact checked information that it has and it kind of spits backout evaluation to you about whether the information is false whether it needs more information to be sure <hes> and it also provides related links. Like if you're asking a question about a certain topic and this has been fact checked before they might show you. Oh you might be interested in this factual story right and it's doing all that using in an automated way and the reason that it's collaborative in understanding this that it it's actually pulling more than one fact checking source together. Yes so it's actually with line and then it's with some different third party fact checking platforms <hes>. As well as taiwanese government so it's cooling essentially these public and private resources together and then making this single that keeps all this information in one place
"taiwan" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail
"But you know there's obviously a lot of them. Transformation needs to take place other needs to be a conversation about it. I think it's simple. I think it's something that should not be discussed in just ruled out. I mean lockdowns of pretty. He handed in perspective and taiwan. Same robert authoritarian in this also a power that could be abused in the it will be legislated and clearly defiant. So was the kind of debate and taiwan of the. They've been debates over the years leading up to this and before talking to you today for well let me just check with free into quite involved in political issues. My friend brian who runs a site would new bloom which deals with them arrived some labor issues sort of political issues taiwan in asia and gene run as as i asked him well. What do you think about this. He see the civil rights human rights organizations. He thinks her a kind of biding time before they raise some of these issues and ask them destroyed up will what do you think neither kayhan surveillance it with. The trade off wasn't with He felt light. Ralph now appears so the jury is out one of the elements of new zealand's success has been the very strong me said from the government and know the message from the prime minister to be combine. And we're a team of five million. We're in our own bubble. That kind of thing was that a similar sort of meessage and taiwan were real similarities between new zealand and our wrongs public outreach from the government and those were yeah Real point of comparison with a daily briefing here and they became the cult classic new zealand. It was one particular mormon which was really interesting. A a boy had gone to school in in head to wear pink mask. Get school because it was the only calorie head being teased by his classmates. In complaints was mahbubur and his margaret contacted the c. d. scenes over so the next day the press conference all the members of see these say during the public grief and wearing masks on retired ago from home food or kotaro. Mondays epidemic briefing was unusually stylish with all the officials wearing matching pink colored masks. Jewish ought coach young. I want to tell children that old. The mask colors other same. Everyone can wear them all. The pink is actually great when we were smaller. Favorite cartoon character was the pink panther and there was quite a long..
"taiwan" Discussed on The Signal
"Of their values and freedoms. Taiwan is a true democracy and it has been for a couple of decades now and that stands in such stark contrast church, Chinese people and the Chinese Communist Party that Taiwan really holds onto those democratic freedoms and I think uses is as a way to psychologically protect themselves.
"taiwan" Discussed on The Signal
"So, this week Donald Trump formally notified the US Congress of a plan to sell one point eight, billion US dollars in weapons to Taiwan. The United States is planning to sell as many as seven major weapons systems to Taiwan including minds, cruise missiles on drums despite strong opposition from China. Sale would come as relations between Beijing and Washington at their lowest point in decades. It's an announcement that obviously pretty drowned out by the US election campaign, but it's a decision that definitely won't go down well in China nores or for years Beijing has argued that Taiwan's return to mainland. China was inevitable last year President Xi Jinping again called for Taiwan, to come home, and it's not a friendly request. He said that China reserved the right to use force if necessary. Not Very friendly at all. So we wanted to try and work out is Taiwan's return to China? Really Inevitable I'm Natasha Qassam, every such fellow in the diplomacy and public opinion and program at the Lowy Institute. So we've heard a lot about Hong Kong this year, but he's also talking tough on Taiwan. Can you give us a bit of a sense to start off with about Taiwan and why it's so important to China Taiwan is a small island of twenty four million people off the coast of China that China has long claimed as part of its territory. This is not exactly a reflection of reality. Taiwan has been functionally independent for seventy years, and actually over the last hundred years has only really been a part of China for a couple of years. So that's pretty complicated but China's as Taiwan as its own territory. Taiwan is an independent democratic country with its own military and it's judiciary. But I think in China's mind Taiwan is the one that got away and it is deeply ingrained in its ideology that it needs to get Taiwan back. Whether that is re peaceful means all by military annexation. and. What does the rest of the World Bank of the status of Taiwan and how does that kind of normally play out look in normal times in pre- covid times if anyone can remember that far most countries around the world have formal relations with China and informal relations. With Taiwan, there were fifteen countries that are the exception to that. That formally recognize Taiwan as the real China awful lack of a better word and darn have that full more relationship with China in practice this means most relations normal, but for example, the president of Taiwan con visit. Most countries around the world and. You will see other countries try very hard to not refer to Taiwan as a country or instead as place or territory. All of this is aimed not urinate channel and China.
"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
"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 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.
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"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 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.
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"taiwan" Discussed on RobinLynne
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