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"taiwanese government" Discussed on WTOP
"The Taiwanese government has not pointed a direct finger at Beijing, but a Taiwanese analyst says only China and Russia may have the technical capabilities to do this. A quick look at the top stories we're working on at WTO. D.C.'s heavily criticized revised criminal code which would lower maximum penalties for some crimes is expected to be blocked by the U.S. Senate today. Maryland leaders are set to make their final pitch today for landing a new FBI headquarters instead of seeing it go to Virginia. Keep it here for full details on these stories in the minutes ahead. Hit 6 18. And we've got traffic and weather on the 8s Jack Taylor's keeping watch in the traffic center. We have been keeping an eye on this crash on 66 headed in the westbound direction. This is as you left the beltway, headed out before nutly street express lanes had been closed, the left lane of the main lanes had been blocked the delays of eased. We can see at this point that the left lane reopened in the main lanes, the tow truck and authorities remain in the express lanes, but no longer blocking everything, you are indeed getting by single file right, 66 in the express lanes headed west after the beltway, but before nutley. You will find inside the beltway, 66 west after glee road. That's reports of a wreck along the right side, 66 east. We had been just a little bit heavy moving through manassas. 95, we'd had a little bit of a delay northbound Dale City into woodbridge. There's a few more of us on the road now between lorton and newington, so we are crowded. Three 95 looks good, get north of the beltway, headed up to the 14th street bridge. So far so good on four 95 between Alexandria and mcclain, decent trip downtown, although a little heavy I two 95 north, as you exit to go in on the 11th street bridge, brake lights, south on D.C. two 95, headed in from eastern avenue down toward east, capital street. You're in good shape so far northeastern and northwest no troubles yet, going in bed on New York avenue. Okay, there was an original reported crash in Maryland, south on the Baltimore Washington Parkway near one 75, really nothing show in there, but there is a huge delay now building as you approach 32 headed south. I think the wreck is just beyond one 98, and there seems to be a little bit of a delay northbound, so that could be rubber necking or the crash southbound could be along the left side. You're under police direction in Damascus, the crash is on one 24 at one O 8, and earlier we had had a reckon Monrovia on 75 southbound as you headed to the intersection of route 80, where our slow on two 70 southbound leaving 85 as you head through urbana down to one O 9. Alanis Morissette's jagged little pill is Broadway's Tony and Grammy Award winning musical at D.C.'s National Theater March 14th through the 26th only. Get tickets now at Broadway at the national dot com. Jack Taylor TOP traffic. We are going to get lots of sunshine today, Chad Merrill, but it's not going to add up to much warmth. Yeah, that's exactly right. Our temperatures today are staying in the mid to upper 40s. If it's calm right now, where you are
The Café Bitcoin Podcast
"taiwanese government" Discussed on The Café Bitcoin Podcast
"The founder or when you say the actual stock breakdown, the shares of the company are owned, the majority, the majority is owned by Americans. No, the company is run by an American. So more and more. And I said, you said oh. I'm trying to get to where you're. Trades on Thai X, which is the Taiwanese stock exchange. I don't know the ownership breakdown of how many of those are sold in Taiwan versus to U.S. citizens or anything. The ownership has been run by a dual citizen mostly American in your words, but the ownership is still a little cloudy from your perspective. Yes, yeah, that would be fair. So and please, please feel free to clarify and correct me. I don't want to overstep or miss being engaged. Please keep going. So basically, there's this whole, obviously everybody is currently aware of the America China problem and how Taiwan is the hot button issue and all of this. At the moment, TSMC is relocating some of their new fabs. They're moving to the states. So they're moving some of their fabs into Arizona. And those are going to be online in the next 5 years or so. But they're not moving the top of the top tech. And that's for Taiwan. The Taiwanese government won't let them essentially because the top line semiconductors are Taiwan's defense essentially against Chinese invasion. So there's this whole geopolitical thing going on. All this is to say that we're talking about whether America can get involved, whether they can classify them as munitions, whether they can stop import export all this stuff. The fact doesn't matter is all of the semiconductors that are manufactured in Taiwan today, this is the final stop before they get exported to the assembly lines in different in mostly in China, but in different places. But the technology that goes into them comes from all over the world. And the designs for all of the semiconductors, whether it's async or anything else, the designs come from the states. The state has good semiconductor designers. I see design all that SSF. The machinery and everything comes from different places. But the states already imposes significant export controls on semiconductor related technology to Taiwan that they need to produce things like Bitcoin asics. We saw last year when I don't know if you guys remember Nancy Pelosi made a visit to Taiwan and it was all talked up. She's going to be meeting up with the semiconductor manufacturers all this stuff. And they
The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"taiwanese government" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"Meanwhile, you have 25,000 ham radio operators across the way in Taiwan. Who are some of the people you talk to and what did they tell you about how they got into ham radio? So there is a group of Taiwanese ham radio operators that meets down by the river and Taipei every Tuesday. They are essentially spending their evenings hanging out with like minded hobbyists playing around with their devices and just seeing kind of what kinds of new setups they can do. For a lot of these people, it makes sense that ham radio would come in handy in a wartime scenario. Here they've also helped out with emergency response, disasters, such as floods and earthquakes and even helping out with the crowd management at New Year's Eve events in Taipei. And then at the same time, you know, some civil defense experts and people who are interested in if conflict really were to break out in Taiwan, learning more about what they can do. So. For example, I talked to one Taiwanese resident who is a 45 year old owner of a laptop customization studio. His name is and he says that I'm ready to do something that he remembers from when he was young. He remembers his dad and uncle using it. He remembers using it to talk to his friends, to date. But it was only about last year when he decided to reacquaint himself with his technology because he was thinking, you know, what might I need if something were to break out? And so now he keeps a wireless radio in his emergency go bag. I have a life surviving backpack, water you know. He told me that I feel like it's incredibly important, if just a few bases don't have electricity, you won't have any way to use your phone. It's soichi a typical ham radio operator in Taiwan or are they more just enthusiasts and hobbyists? A lot of the current crowd is mostly made up of hobbyists who got into it just because they were exposed to it at some point and wanted to learn more. So, you know, a lot of the learned about ham radio in their early years, even back before it was legally allowed to operate amateur radios. So a lot of the members that you see at these weekly meetings, they've been engaged in this for 30 some years. Some of the newer crowd doesn't come into contact with it as easily, but I did talk to one younger generational participant who learned about it through YouTube. And so he was saying that maybe it's not that younger generations aren't interested in this, maybe it's just that they don't see it as often. So they don't have the opportunity to learn more. Yeah, and it all seems fun. It all seems fun, but in Taiwan, it seems there's always this looming threat. So are other people talking about like maybe we are going to need ham radios in case of something. Yeah, obviously the Russian invasion of Ukraine earlier this year really put a lot of Taiwanese people on high alert for the possibilities of what they could see at home. Another thing that has come to the attention of many people here is the vulnerability of Taiwan's Internet connectivity and communication lines for Taiwan. It's heavily reliant on a handful of undersea cables for its Internet connection and data. And so what we saw earlier this year in August when China launched a series of unprecedented military drills around the island, that really highlighted some of the concern about what China's military could do to cut Taiwan off from the rest of the world. If those cable lines go down, if Taiwan's basically cut off from Internet from the rest of the world, then how would these ham radio be used by people and how much would Taiwan have to rely on them? So this is the question that I think is still up in the air and something that people are trying to figure out. Now you have government agencies really focusing on this issue of connectivity and Internet access, but for ham radio, I think that one of the ways it's useful is that enthusiasts say that you can reach other people across the island, basically using this technology if you needed to. At the same time, you could use ham radio to reach some of the outer lying islands in Taiwan that would otherwise potentially be cut off. And so what we would see as far as organization is a little bit unclear, especially if the current situation a lot of younger generations are not necessarily familiar with this technology. And so that's what some civil defense experts and groups are trying to fix right now by hosting more events and panels to help people connect with this technology and essentially learn more about how it could be used. And how is it Taiwanese government if at all reacting to this? Because as you said earlier, no one was allowed to use ham radios under martial law that the island was in for decades and now all of a sudden it could be something that the Taiwanese government can use or at least have people help them. Yeah, so I think that this is something that is not quite yet on the radar of the Taiwanese government as far as defense approaches. For the most part, I think the Taiwanese government has been focused on increasing military spending, buying more missiles and basically tools to deter attack from China. It's pursued this kind of porcupine strategy to essentially increase the potential losses for an attack so that it would discourage China from doing anything of the sort. But at the same time, I think that they haven't quite figured out the civil defense part of the picture yet. And so when you're seeing a lot of people on the ground here thinking about what could I do to learn more and to help out things like taking shooting classes, things like taking first aid classes and getting EMT certified, that's something that still happening much more on a grassroots
"taiwanese government" Discussed on 60 Minutes
"Who's plea for peace made international news. She was that theme of sunshine that broke through the cold ice of Cold War. To the woman of a thousand voices. The Meryl Streep, a voice actors. Listen to mobituaries on the iHeartRadio app, or wherever you get your podcasts. How close is the world to witnessing a war between China and Taiwan? We went to the island of 23 million to see for ourselves. We found the Taiwanese calm, some say, too calm, given China's aggressiveness militarily, and that's time. That's Taiwan. So you're designating where they're attacking those circles. Correct. It's been 11 days since hurricane Ian cut across Florida, causing staggering loss of life and property. We went there and saw it all, and then we saw something we weren't expecting. And the only damage or a few down trees and a few shingles off the roofs. That's it. That's it. And maybe someone lies on the back of the house, but that was it. In Jesus name we pray, amen. Fort barber may be a small town pastor, but he's also the new president of the largest and most influential evangelical group in the country. As he pledges to clean up, historic sex abuse scandal, the Southern Baptist convention, we had a surprising wide ranging interview. Do you believe the 2020 election was stolen? No. You believe Joe Biden is the legitimate president of the United States. I do. Absolutely. I'm Lesley Stahl. I'm Bill Whitaker. I'm Anderson Cooper. I'm Sharon alfonsi. I'm John wertheim. I'm Scott pelley. Those stories and more tonight on 60 minutes. High podcast peeps, it's me, Drew Barrymore. Oh my goodness. I want to tell you about our new show. It's the drew's news podcast and in each episode, me and a weekly guest are gonna cover all the quirky fun inspiring and informative stories that exist out in the world because, well, I need it. And maybe you do too from the newest interior design trend, Barbie corps. To the right and wrong way to wash your armpits. Also, we're gonna get into things that you just kind of won't believe and we're not able to do in daytime television, so. Watch out. Listen to drew's news, wherever you get your podcasts. It's your good news on the go. This is the takeout with major Garrett. This week, doctor Rick spinrad, administrator of the national oceanic and atmospheric administration. This has been a tough weather year. These patterns are not political, correct? That's right. Mother nature doesn't care. It doesn't get driven by political agendas. There are things we can do by policy by action. So we have to adapt. Now. For more from this week's conversation, follow the takeout with major Garrett on Apple podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Ever since Mao Zedong won China's Civil War in 1949, and the losing anti communist side fled to a small nearby island, Beijing has insisted that that island Taiwan is an integral part of the mainland. The U.S. has walked a tight rope, respecting that one China policy, but maintaining a special relationship with Taiwan. Today, a progressive thriving democracy. In September, President Biden vowed on this broadcast that the U.S. will protect Taiwan. This past week the Taiwanese government said China aims to normalize its military pressure on the island that escalated after House speaker Nancy Pelosi visited in August with its largest military drill ever. In a display of frightening military might, China subjected Taiwan to three days of continuous sorties with over a hundred warplanes. A barrage of ballistic missiles and warships that encircle the island delivering a loud and clear message that China could choke Taiwan any time at one or two. You'd think they're going to invade. It's this and that's a matter of if they were invade. It's a matter of when they were invade. Admiral Lee shiming, who used to head Taiwan's armed forces, has been bringing alarm bells for years because as China's military has been growing. Taiwan's is shrinking. The number of soldiers in uniform has been cut in half over the years. The length of mandatory service has been reduced to just four months, and admirably complains that the government has been buying the wrong weapons for years. Tanks and jets from the United States, instead of smaller, portable missiles. What I gather you think the military needs are the stingers and javelins and drones exactly what they need in Ukraine. Yeah. It's his truth. And you're not getting them now, because they're giving them to Ukraine. In my view, not enough, but however we began to order that, but we have not yet received any because other countries also have a kind of similar requirement. We are not on the top list, but we need now. We need now. Did the Taiwanese military waste all those years buying those big weapons? I believe so. You know, but we don't have time to wait anymore. Taiwan doesn't get U.S. Military aid. It buys the weapons, but the manufacturers can't keep up with the demand. The Taiwanese have already purchased about $14 billion worth of weapons that they have yet to receive. We were surprised that few here seem to share the admiral's sense of urgency. Here in Taiwan, you'd never know that the dragon to the north recently sent warships to surround the island. People told us over and over. No big deal. China's been doing versions of that for 70 years. While much of the world thought an invasion was imminent, polls show that a majority of Taiwanese think that's unlikely any time soon, if ever. And that's reflected in what we saw in the capitol Taipei where a life goes on uninterrupted. Morning traffic flows normally, shoppers do what they always do during the day. And at night. We saw old people painting outdoors and teenagers practicing hip hop routines. Despite the threat from the north. This kind of threat is our daily life. A parliamentarian from southern Taiwan says a kind of war has already started. Try not to try to end next Taiwan. For past 50 years, they try all different kind of way. Maybe I can give you very concrete to figure out 20 million cyberattacks per day. Per day? Yes, everything. Long who sits on parliament's Florida affairs and national defense committee took us to a high security lab where engineers track those attacks. This is Taiwan. Yeah.
Monocle 24: The Globalist
"taiwanese government" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"China, which claims the democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory, it says Beijing is willing to make the utmost effort to strive for a peaceful reunification with the island. Taiwan's government rejects China's sovereignty claims and says it will never allow Beijing to meddle in its future, which will be decided by Taiwan's 23 million people. Well, I'm joined now from Taipei by William Yang, who's East Asia correspondent for Deutsche Welle. William thanks for joining us on the globalist here. What was the latest statement on Taiwan? And what prompted it? So basically the latest statements on Taiwan is a series of gestures that have been made by China, leading up to the 20th party Congress that's coming up next month. That is one of the most important occasion in 5 years, basically for China to lay out its plan and policies for the next 5 years. And one of the biggest topics that everyone is going to focus on is the Chinese president Xi Jinping seeking his third term, which is very unprecedented. No Chinese president has ever done that before. And one of the biggest and toughest issue at stake for the Chinese president and leader is the issue of when can he actually achieve the ultimate goal of reunification with Taiwan. We have seen the call for peace of peaceful reunification from China from time to time every basically every few months. They will issue a similar statements like that. But this time this statement basically comes at a time when the tension around Taiwan has really been elevated and escalated ever since last month when the U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan. China staged a series of very provocative military exercises around Taiwan and they continue to put pressure on Taiwan and this also coincides with the U.S. president Joe Biden for the fourth time since he took office reiterated again that the U.S. well intervened military is China ever invades Taiwan. So I think it comes at a very critical and sensitive timing, but at the same time, the Taiwanese government has already come out and basically tell the public here at the they should simply just ignore what China has said most recently because they say that it is irrelevant to the people here and for the people in Taiwan to actually pay attention to. It has China clarified how reunification would take place. I mean, would it be similar to the one country two systems that we've seen falling apart so spectacularly in Hong Kong? So the one country two system is still the official line that China uses in these kind of statements and public messages to the international community and also to the public here in Taiwan. But obviously, from all the signs that we have been seeing, more and more experts and also Taiwanese people felt like the Chinese government's ultimate goal is in fact to just use any kind of weight that they can use to really forcefully drag someone into its orbit and conquer or even annex Taiwan and there was just a recent survey released by the American think tank CSIS, which they interviewed 64 experts on cross relations and all experts agree that basically now more and more the possibility of China invading military Taiwan is becoming more imminent and they also felt like the priority for peaceful unification for Beijing is actually dropping. So if we combine with all the actions that China has actually been staging around time one, the so called one country two system is, in fact, I think not really the formula Beijing would in fact prefer or even have it in their own mind when they start to really calculate the timing and also the possibility for them to really conquer or invade Taiwan. And all the Taiwanese people preparing themselves for a possible invasion. Yes, there have been multiple different level of preparation for the society level more civil society organizations are organizing these first aid trainings. There are organizations even organizing weapons boot camps for interested citizens to actually join these kind of trainings. And at the same time, the Tony's military has released the budget for next year that they are enhancing the Taiwan defense budget to a new high level and meanwhile there are more and more military sales from the U.S. to Taiwan and there's also most recently the Taiwan policy act, which has already passed a foreign relations committee in the Senate in the U.S., which is also going to offer on precedent level of financial support for Taiwan to really acquire more weapons. And so the debate and the discussion right now here in Taiwan is how the government here can actually prepare itself for a much better higher defense capabilities and also to really tailor and reform the military so that the Taiwanese military and troops can actually have the ability to withhold the first or second wave of the possible bombings that are coming from China because the scenario of the Chinese taking over Taiwan will be very different from how Russia invaded Ukraine with the Taiwan strait in the middle, the most likely first or second wave of the attack that many experts are predicting that will come from bombing or air strikes by the Chinese airplanes and warplanes. So Taiwan's ability to actually withheld that is going, it has become one of the hottest topics here for discussion. And of course, that would mean that the west would weigh in if that happened. Yes, more and more the experts consensus is also the fact that they do think that the U.S. will get involved. But in what kind of way it's still unclear because Washington's policy on how committed the U.S. should be military to a potential conflict across the Taiwan strait is very vague. We see by the time and time again coming out to say that the U.S. will melt really invade or is China ever launched an unprecedented attack but at the same time The White House kept coming out to basically walk back and see that the U.S. policy on Taiwan has not changed.
Monocle 24: The Globalist
"taiwanese government" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Is why the Taiwanese president said the Taiwanese side should not initiate any provocative move. But when they are being consistently troubled by these intrusions, they should also resolutely respond. So I think yesterday's shot down off the drone is what the Taiwanese president described as the resolute response and we are I think we have to pay a very close attention to whether this is going to trigger more large scale and more escalated responses from Beijing. And if that's the case, then definitely the uncertainty across the miscalculation over here across the town and straight is going to rise with it as well. And you've been talking to Taiwan's foreign minister William and who said that China's actions are destabilizing provocative and very dangerous. Yes, he basically sum up all the ranges of military actions and also economic coercions that Beijing has adopted earlier this last month after the U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan. There were military exercises around time went for 7 days, miss a Chinese missiles flew over the Taiwan for the first time in history and hundreds of agricultural products are being banned from importing into China and the government, the foreign minister basically said that if we look at these different types of moves altogether, it is a way to see that how China is trying to show the its future plan to invade Taiwan. That's what he told us. And I think he is not being particularly dramatic about the rising tension and also the pressure that the Taiwanese government is facing. He did also admit that the ongoing ranges of pressure campaign on Taiwan is really making the government filling the pressure and the government is struggling to come up with very comprehensive ways to combat and deal with in response to all these unprecedented measures. What's your take William on how genuine this these concerns of Taiwanese officials are the foreign minister of the president? Are they genuinely concerned that's been an escalation in terms of China's designs on the island of Taiwan? Or are they right now just trying to focus the attention of western powers to get them to make some commitment to make some demonstrable effort towards maintaining the status quo that we currently have this interesting fudge which seems to have been working quite well for people over the past few decades. I think they are focusing on both phones. So on the domestic front, they definitely don't want to immediately create a sense of panic here in this society. So while they have admitted that these are all signs of China's escalated responses, they have not yet really start to also escalate Taiwan's response to a level where it could lead to immediate danger of any sort of conflict. I think that is the crisis management that they have been trying to put out their domestically. But I think internationally they have also been very actively engaging the international media and also the incoming different delegations that are coming from the United States. There is a French Senate delegation that is coming next week and immediately following that a delegation from the parliament in the UK, Canada, and Denmark, and so I think they are sending out the messages to the western democracies that they still want and they still continue to welcome all these foreign delegations to visit Taiwan because they view this as a very important gesture of support and they believe that just like Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, it is going to help boost the morale over here in the public regarding the amount of support and the amount of potential help that might be able to receive at a time when China is clearly trying to intimidate Taiwan while also warning all these different countries about the consequences that is going to happen if they continue to engage with Taiwan as such a high level. Well, William, thank you very much indeed for joining us. That's William Yang joining us from Taipei. Still to come in the program. The 24th of February of 22 for me is the beginning of the third World War. Prominent Russian American historian doctor Yuri felshtinsky tells Andrew Muller, why he thinks the war in Ukraine could have been avoided if only the west had seen the early warning signs. This is the globalist on monocle 24. Hungary's prime
WABE 90.1 FM
"taiwanese government" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"A two day unannounced trip to Taiwan and Windsor Johnston reports the visit is prompting renewed threats from China which claims the self governing island as its own territory. The delegation met with the Taiwanese government to discuss topics of mutual interest, including bilateral relations, trade, and regional security. Shortly after the lawmakers departed Taipei, China announced that it was renewing additional air and navy military exercises in the Taiwan strait and retaliation for the visit. The Chinese embassy in Washington D.C. also released a statement saying that Beijing would take resolute countermeasures in response to the trip. The renew threats come two weeks after House speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan, which tipped off China's stepped up military presence in the region. Windsor Johnston and PR news, Washington. Iran is trying to distance itself from last week's attack on author Salman rusty, but he and his supporters saying he and his supporters rather are to blame for insulting Islam. The State Department calls that quote disgusting if you're from NPR's Michelle kellman. Iran is blaming the victim and State Department spokesman at price had choice words about that. It's despicable. It's disgusting. We condemn it. He points out that Salman Rushdie has been under threat for decades now. And it is no secret that the Iranian regime has been central to the threats against his life over the course of years now. The State Department spokesman would not connect this attack to negotiations over reviving a nuclear deal with Iran, price argues that a nuclear armed Iran would feel a greater degree of impunity and would pose a greater threat to the U.S. and the world. Michelle Kellerman and BR news the State Department. A special prosecutor in Fulton county, Georgia probing efforts to overturn the 2020 election as told lawyers for Rudy Giuliani that he is a target of a criminal investigation that was confirmed today by Giuliani's lawyer Robert Castillo. Giuliano is attorneys are due in Georgia Wednesday for a grand jury appearance. Oil prices continue to fall from their recent highs NPR Scott hoarsely reports the benchmark price for U.S. crude fell below $90 a barrel today. Sky high oil prices in the spring produced a gusher of profits for energy companies, Saudi Aramco said over the weekend, its second quarter earnings topped $48 billion, a 90% increase from a year ago. Oil prices have since dipped, however, partly on fears of a global economic slowdown, triple-A says the average price of gasoline has dropped below $3, 96 cents a gallon. As gas prices fall, shoppers have more to spend elsewhere, the commerce department set to report this week on how retail sales fared in July. And he was Washington. On Wall Street, the Dow was up a 151 points today. You're listening to NPR. From WAB news in Atlanta, good afternoon. I'm Jim burris. It's 5 O four. Georgia's abortion law can remain in effect as a lawsuit challenge challenging it rather moves forward. That's after a Fulton county superior court judges ruling that came down today. Just made or reports. In its lawsuit, the ACLU argues Georgia's abortion law violates privacy protections under the state constitution, HB four 81 bands abortion with some exceptions after around 6 weeks of pregnancy. Last week, the ACLU asked Fulton county superior court judge Robert mcburney for a temporary restraining order to block the law while the case proceeds. Mcburney denied that request, a federal court allowed HB four 81 to take effect after the Supreme Court overturned roe V wade and the ACLU quickly filed a lawsuit in state court on behalf of Georgia abortion rights groups and providers. The next hearing date in the case has yet to be set, just made or WAB news. This is women's health doctors are speaking out about HB four 81, o-b-gyn, doctor Tiffany hailstork, says the law means fear of prosecution could keep patients experiencing miscarriages from seeking emergency care. Abortion treatment and miscarriage management needs the exact same thing. And so people feeling worried will they be stigmatized or thought that they are in fact having an abortion when in fact they are having a miscarriage. And so I think it's going to be detrimental. The supporters of HP four 81 say the law includes exceptions for miscarriage and will not affect patient care. Last week of Fulton county superior court judge heard arguments in that lawsuit challenging enforcement of the law and has just made a reported that decision in the case is expected soon. You can find more local news on our web page at W ABE dot org amplifying Atlanta. This is 90.1 W ABE news. 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"taiwanese government" Discussed on Clubmarket Demo
"To the Jim bohannon show at one 8 6 6 5 O Jimbo. One 8 6 6 5 O 5 four 6 two 6 glad you could be with us tonight. And let's take a look at some of the things happening out there. China has begun live fire, military drills in the water is off of Taiwan, so we have China acting in their usual barbaric knuckle dragging way. And there are a number of lessons that we can learn from all of this. One was the Nancy Pelosi trip really necessary. She's the Speaker of the House and while I'm not in favor of saying, well, we can't go to Taiwan because China might get angry. They held with China, which ought to be our national mantra when it comes to dealing with that rogue nation. The hell with China. But certainly, if President Biden didn't help any by blurting out Pelosi's visit and that the military didn't like the idea of the visit. And China is of course extremely sensitive about the relationship it has with Taiwan. It does consider Taiwan to be an integral part. Of China. Interestingly enough, the Taiwanese government agrees. They think that Taiwan is an integral part of China as well. Their only complaint is that they are the ones who should be running all of China. Not the butchers in Beijing. I would agree with them. It's not terribly likely to happen. The reality of the moment is, of course, that effectively they are two separate countries. In the meantime, it is vitally essential. That we update our military. That we stop wasting money on all kinds of little domestic pet projects and the like. We have got to see to it that we have enough ships enough planes enough missiles. And that we end our dependence on China for everything that matters. I mean, pharmaceuticals for Pete's sake. Rare Earths that go into all kinds of computer products. Nothing that's important should be something that we depend on China for or any other country that is questionable in terms of its well, frankly, honesty. And integrity and the Chinese government has none of either. I would frankly be in favor of eventually an embargo on all trade with China.
podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money
"taiwanese government" Discussed on podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money
"You're going to abandon them and you have to deal with that. And so to me, it isn't the worst thing in the world to have this stuff happen now because it's just going to happen more and more in the future. And if you want to establish new do you want to establish new thresholds for when the Chinese are going to freak out about a U.S. visit to Taiwan or U.S. activity in bath of Taiwan, why not do it sooner rather than later? Yeah, and it occurs to me that there's possibly some reason that we don't know that it was important for her to go now. That they're not about and one of the things that occurs to me as we're talking here is that Congress passed the chips act to make more chips in the United States and wouldn't it make sense to have a legislator go and speak to the Taiwanese and say, no, no, this is all right. We're still going to buy your chips. You know, I mean, there's one obvious possibility or at least sort of obvious. It wasn't obvious to me until today. That might have really needed to go now. Link, can this be done? From the trip staff really be followed through on without some sort of Taiwanese partnerships. I don't know the answer to that. I have no idea. I haven't looked into, I don't know. It does seem wise to diversify the sources of chips after our experience of the last two years. I mean, I'm sympathetic to the arguments that you're both making, but the other thing, even though I have heard from some friends in Taiwan that no one in Taiwan seems particularly psyched by this particular visit. But that doesn't mean that there aren't people in the title Taiwanese government who are freaking out. About the combination of the chips act and all the people who are writing, what lessons will try to learn from Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Bloomberg Radio New York
"taiwanese government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The this hour, the stock 600 is up by three tenths of 1%. The 4100 down by a quarter of a percent, though gains on the cat car aren't in Paris, which is a half of 1% in the Dax is off by 8 tenths of 1% across the stock 600 among the big gainers credit agriculture this morning, the French bank after reporting a beat on its second quarter earnings, those shares up 4.2% for this hour on the commodity markets, oil prices moving slightly higher this morning after the big slump yesterday WTI up by two tenths of 1% to $90 and 83 cents a Bloomberg dollar spot index is flat. The pound ahead of the Bank of England is trading flat as well, one 21 51 against the dollar. So the Bank of England is expected to push through the biggest interest rate increase in 27 years, later today, that's the start of our top stories this morning. The UK Central Bank is also expected to set out details on how it will reverse some of the 895 billion pounds of stimulus that it pumped into the economy over more than a decade. Here's the Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey speaking in July about this month's rate decision. There are more options on the table than just another 25 basis points. And those options can go both ways. That was the Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey speaking last month. So investors see an 80% chance of a half point height to combat an inflation rate that the bank itself believes will top 11% later this year. The decision is scheduled for noon in London with governor Andrew Bailey due to speak to the press at 1230, you can see it live on our tea life blog. China has launched several missiles into northeastern and southwestern seas near Taiwan, according to the island's defense ministry, China began military drills in the region in response to U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei yesterday, rapid and energy advisers president bob mcnally thinks it's all posturing. We only have about a 5 to 10% risk max that the Chinese and the U.S. will come to blows militarily. And if it happened, it would probably be inadvertent. We don't think Beijing or Washington want to have a military conflict here. Any kind of an incident. So I think there'll be huffing, there'll be puffing. There will be brinkmanship, but I think they're going to steer clear of crossing red lines. Bob mcnally from rapid energy adviser speaking to Bloomberg there, the size and scope of these drills could mark the most provocative actions near Taiwan in decades. Now fed officials are pledging to continue an aggressive fight against inflation, even at the risk of recession, the St. Louis Federal Reserve bank president James bullard still thinks a soft landing is possible. So modern central banks, I will try to convince you have more credibility than their counterparts in the 1970s. Because of this, it seems like the fed and the ECB may be able to disinflation in an orderly manner. And we'll get a relatively soft landing. That was fed official James bullard speaking there, his comments come as a slew of fed heavyweight signal to the markets that there will be no pivot on rate rises at least in the immediate future, bullard's Richmond and Minneapolis counterparts Thomas barkin and neo kashkari say that they're committed to lowering prices and a recession could happen as a result, and the San Francisco fed president Mary Daly thinks that rates will remain high for up to a year. Elon Musk's lawyers are accusing Twitter of exploiting and distorting court rules to keep the billionaires arguments in their dispute from public view. In a letter to the judge overseeing the case, they said Twitter was demanding more time to review supposedly confidential material as part of an effort to wage immediate campaign and keep Musk's side of the story concealed. Twitter says that Musk's legal team is trying to skirt port rules. And now the world apparently has a new financial giant, AMT, a Hong Kong based company that listed in New York less than three weeks ago, has become bigger than Goldman Sachs with a 14,000% gain Bloomberg's Adrian Wong has the full story. The firm which develops digital businesses, including financial services, is worth more than Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, despite reporting just $25 million in revenue for the year ending April 2021. This comes after AMT, surged so much that a combined market value of its class a and class B shares was more than $203 billion as of yesterday's close. At least on paper, that makes it the 5th biggest financial company in the world, trailing the likes of Berkshire Hathaway, the company has a convoluted ownership structure that ultimately leads to one key name. Calvin Choi, an ex UBS group banker. He's currently fighting an industry ban in Hong Kong for failing to disclose conflicts of interest in Hong Kong, a major Wong, Bloomberg daybreak Europe. And in an update to that story, billionaire Lee Carr sings CK group is selling its remaining stake in AMT D group after that remarkable 14,000% gain. CK currently holds less than 4% of AMT D group according to a statement on Thursday. Okay, well let's go back to the latest developments in Taiwan. China's military firing missiles into the sea is a kicked off three days of live fire military exercises around the island. This, of course, after the visit by Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan earlier this week. Let's go live now to Hong Kong and speak to Bloomberg's Bruce einhorn for the latest, Bruce, what do we know so far, first of all about what happened earlier today? Well, what we know from the Taiwanese government is that there were missiles fired beginning at one 56 local time, China has confirmed that the tests have begun the live fire drills. There are 6 areas around the island where China is conducting these live fire drills these exclusion zones. Come up against or sometimes even cross over into Taiwan's territorial waters. So potential for something to go wrong in this calculation that could lead to some further escalation. We also know from the Taiwanese that yesterday there were 27 Chinese military aircraft that flew around Taiwan's airspace, most of those crossed over the media and the line in the middle of the Taiwan strait dividing the two sides. So again, a sign that China is pushing closer and closer to Taiwan. Okay, what can Taiwan do about this? We know that there are obviously monitoring the drills, but as this kind of demonstration of force takes place, what can Taiwan do? Well, Taiwanese have said that when it comes to air traffic that they're having flights take different routes of toward Japan toward the Philippines so that they are not in the way of the missiles. Similarly, they're going to be rerouting shipping routes. The Taiwanese have said that they expect this all to be over by Sunday. So the question is, what would Taiwan do if, say there were a Chinese plane that flew directly over the island or something else like that that would be extremely provocative? I don't think people expect that to happen this time. So the hope is that this will all pass, but again, sometimes unexpected things happen, things get things get out of control. So we'll have to just wait and see and until this concludes on Sunday. To visit by Nancy Pelosi, of course, it was a huge landmark for Taiwan, the biggest or the most important American official to visit the island in 25 years. In the grand scheme of things
"taiwanese government" Discussed on WTOP
"Washington commanders had a slim trim Antonio Gibson in practice for the first time this training camp and showed up, down about 7 to 8 pounds. This year, my goal is to get to the season. Andrew free. And that'll be my biggest goal right there, just to play a healthy season. I feel like they help out a lot, but they explosiveness. Of course, if you lighter, you know, you're more tone. You get in and out of cuts quicker, you know, you can go to distance. But Curtis Samuel was held out Ron Rivera said the receiver needed to improve his overall football conditioning and shape. Rob wood fork WTO sports. The top stories were following for you on WTF. One of the main architects behind the 9 11 attacks is dead. After a CIA, drone strike in Afghanistan, President Biden announcing on Monday that Al-Qaeda leader Ayman Al zawahiri was killed over the weekend just 11 months after American troops left the country following a two decade war. A Texas man who stormed the capitol on January 6th is sentenced to more than 7 years in prison, it's the longest sentence handed down so far, hundreds of cases have been reviewed. A Taiwanese government official says the U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi will arrive in Taiwan later today for a brief visit. China has warned of serious consequences should the visit happen, but the Biden administration has tried to assure Beijing the speakers visit would not signal a change in U.S. policy. Stay with WTO for more on these stories and just minutes. It's one 18. Traffic and weather together on the 8s, let's go to Steve dresner in the WTO traffic center. In Maryland and Montgomery, county on the inner loop of the capitol bellway approaching the exit four three 55 X at 34, we're still dealing with the Jack knight's truck and it's a single left lane getting it by with minor delays. We do have roadwork set up over on prince George's county on the inner loop between route four, Pennsylvania avenue and Allentown road, it's due to the right getting it by. Traffic moving pretty well on 95 and the BW Parkway between the two beltways, no issues to contend with on two 70 route 50 Chesapeake Bay bridge, road work is set up over bull spans we have two to the right getting by in both directions with just minor delays. In the district quiet on the freeway as well as D.C. two 95 and I two 95 over in Virginia, we have the word zone set a piece found 66 after notly street single left language should buy all the way down to the beltway, but right before you get to the bellway on the right side, we got a multi vehicle crash, it is contained to the right side but it is causing a bit of a curiosity factor. So stay to the left to get by. Wes founders on 66th road work currently set up after 29 in centerville to the left getting by. Over on the outer loop in Virginia, right at the Georgetown pike, left lane is blocked for the word tone, inner loop at 66, we have the ramps to go to both eastbound and westbound 66, currently block for the roadwork. Steve dresner, WTO traffic. Thank you, Steve, and now let's go to storm team four, chief meteorologist Doug camera. Sword team four radar has been tracking a few showers and storms over the last few hours. They have moved on through the area and will
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"taiwanese government" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"More TV than us, Tom Every single morning show over the weekend with senator Manchin of West Virginia on CBS that was over the weekend from New York City this morning. Good morning, Tom keen, Lisa ramis and Jonathan farrow futures Dan, just a touch with softer by a little more of a tenth of 1%. No drama here in the market. We're down about a tenth on the NASDAQ two. Drama potentially in Taiwan. The latest from CNN, if you're just tuning in, here's the lead paragraph from their team. U.S. House speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to visit Taiwan Thomas part of their tour of Asia, according to senior Taiwanese government official and a U.S. official as well. I think we've covered it really well this morning and we'll continue to do that secretary Cohen William Cohen of Maine will be with us later here on surveillance. This morning. So right now we will digress and is watching the Pelosi story or Bloomberg Washington correspondent, but Anne Marie with a mansion attention that John just mentioned, I think we need to understand a woman who is a young girl literally lived in an abandoned gas station, picked herself up with three, four, and 5 academic degrees in holds court is a progressive yet moderate Democrat senator of Arizona. Who has to sell to the senator from Arizona and what is she listening for from her colleague from West Virginia? Well, I think senator Manchin went out this weekend to make that case to her explicitly in some of these talk shows he was on of the weekend programming, talking about the fact that her agenda that she's been pushing for even if she wasn't part of this small huddle is reflected in this bill. He talked about the fact that she didn't want to raise taxes. He says that this doesn't raise taxes. This closes loopholes. He also really weighed into and leaned into the fact that this would give Medicare really the road to try to negotiate prices lower. Lower prescription drugs. This is something that she is very keen for. But we have not yet heard from her office, except for the fact when the bill came out that she said that they will not talk about until they read the tax and also the text needs to be scrubbed by the Senate parliamentarian to make sure there's not there's no non budgetary items in it. And until that happens, we may not know whether kyrsten sinema is a yes on this vote. And this is an issue. This is why you see a little bit of optimism but cautious optimism from The White House because they've got burned before and they need every single senator to sign up for this or it's not happening. I mean, Arizona is maybe the one state and Marie that I get most wrong. I get it's a Republican state. Good morning, AU H2O, but the answers with a booming Phoenix. It's more democratic. What is her local politics that affects this big national and Washington decision? Yeah, and Arizona, Tom, key to bring up because tomorrow they have a primary election, and this is really a fight for the Republican GOP. Especially there. But we should note, President Biden did win Arizona, really at the heart, though, of Trump's campaign saying the election was stolen. Kyrsten sinema has had a lot of blowback from progressives in Arizona. I mean, you've seen videos circulating on social media last summer when Bill back better was really in the press. Forcing her to sign up for this. But as you say, she's very moderate and a bit more to the right when it comes to taxes. She does not want to see corporate taxes raised. She's also been against closing a loophole on carried interest. Yeah. So this is going to be potentially the key discussion to try to get her on the finish line. Henry, I'm just focused on Joe Manchin. I think this is a fascinating story. He's always been sort of a waffling member of the Democratic Party, a really getting some ire from some of the more progressive members of the team here, and you do see him being the FrontRunner, even pushing back against a Wharton study that came out and said that this bill inflation relief bill act of 2022 would increase marginally inflation to 2024 before reducing it on the margins. How much is this a surprise? What caused the about face for him? And these are economists that Manchin has been in discussion with in the past and on CNN, he said, I respectfully disagree and he pointed to a lot of the investment that will go into the energy space. This is really key for him in West Virginia, especially things like pipelines for LNG, and he says that will end up bringing down prices. So that's why he views this as not inflationary. For Manchin, his team will say this is not a reversal. They've always been engaged. The reason why he also was explaining why he kept it very small circle with senator Schumer and only really a few others. I mean, this really sent shockwaves through Washington. Many people that have never really shocked at anything in politics were quite literally shocked that this deal was able to come to fruition and he said he didn't bring other people in because for so many times he let members of his party down because he couldn't go as far as the progressives wanted him to. And he said we were able now to get a deal. It is not 3.5 trillion. It is $400 billion, and he thinks this is not about spending. This is about investment. But for him he says it wasn't reversal, even though he did say he wanted to wait for that next inflation print. What a turnaround Dan Marie, the Democrats like senator Manchin and Larry summers, all at the same time. It's crazy. When did that happen? It may stand in Washington. A hundred days out from the midterms. That's when that happens. Getting closer to those midterms, TK, a few months away. Yeah, it's what it's all about, and you wonder how the president's going to react to it. It'll be fascinating to see John when Joe Mann's Joe Matthew rather has sound on a Bloomberg radio this afternoon at where we are. John, as we speak, of Washington, can I note that the real yield will dip down through where it was on July 29th and possibly will head for a negative statistic. It's been fighting. The time of one of your props. A little bit earlier with lace arrive at what's been driving the equity market. I think we've all got to agree the real yields where they topped on June 14th. That story and how it's faded over the last 6 weeks has been a big factor behind what's happened in this equity market rally. And a lot of that time is dependent on just the way the perception of what this fed will or won't do is shifted over the last few weeks. It depends also on, you know, what we see in inflation and part of inflation coming down is within a broader sense demand destruction is at Morse talked about with oil. And when the prices come up, demand slips away and down you go. You've said it though, so I'm coming down to what? From night to what? 8 7 6 5? Well, yeah. We haven't discussed that today, but to me that's the heart of it. John, this goes to the important point, is jobs more important Friday. I mean, today it's no news Monday. I get that. But as jobs more important Friday or August 10, I believe it is. The CPI report. The labor market, I think, Tom, at least you can weigh in quickly here too. It's
Monocle 24: The Globalist
"taiwanese government" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"It is 1536 in Singapore and 8 36 in Zürich and let's continue now with today's newspapers. We'll joining me from our studio in Zürich is Alexandra tells you who's a senior fellow at the Atlantic council and contributing editor to the New York sun. Alexander, thanks very much for coming on the show. Let's start with Nike Asia and the story that Japan is to accept refugees from Ukraine. Yes, good morning. It's a very interesting development. And I think speaks to how far this the war in Ukraine is reverberating. So the Japanese government announced that it will start accepting limited numbers of refugees. Those who have family and friends in Japan with the aid of Poland. So those two governments are in collaboration at the moment. And it's interesting to see this being played out in Japan of all places, the former prime minister, Shinzo Abe, he also alluded to Japan potentially having to rethink its nuclear posture in light of recent geopolitics. And there's also the interesting story of Japanese servicemen, some 70 Japanese servicemen who are who have signed up to join the international legion for the defense of Ukraine, which was announced by president zelensky just on Sunday and those Japanese servicemen will be joining other servicemen here in Europe from Denmark, the UK, Netherlands, Latvia, also the U.S. and Canada who are joining this international legion. And in the history of modern warfare, this is itself rather unprecedented. I think we would have to look at the international brigades in the 1930s during the Spanish Civil War for comparison. So it's fascinating to see how far this is reverberating. And how it's really reaching the people also also in Japan. Let's turn now to The Wall Street Journal. Well, what's the paper say? And The Wall Street Journal there has an op-ed. Raising questions about the United Nations as an institution. And the war in Ukraine has really brought the UN back to light, of course, also in light of Russia's continued permanent voting seat on the UN Security Council, which is getting quite a bit of attention. Russia, of course, gained that seat in 1991. After the fall of the Soviet Union and the debate now has become whether or not it actually is entitled to that seat, there was never a vote at the time and it was sort of passed on, so to speak. And there was an interesting debate emerging now if you really start to get into the weeds the last country to leave the Soviet Union in 1991 was actually Kazakhstan. So there are some interesting voices as to whether or not that seat should actually be passed on and whether there is a precedent for removing a permanent member. And there are some people are pointing to 1971 when the UN General Assembly passed a resolution that acknowledged the People's Republic of China as the rightful representation of China at the UN at the time removing that representatives of Chiang Kai-shek so removing the effectively the Taiwanese government. So a lot of interesting debates around the UN, which has come into the limelight and The Wall Street Journal sort of bringing that to the four once again in light of yesterday's vote in particular. And looking at yesterday's vote, it's very interesting to see who abstained and who voted against. Yes, exactly. So voting against was, of course, Belarus, North Korea, Eritrea, and Syria, perhaps not such a surprising collection of countries and 35 countries abstained, including China, of course, which we heard about earlier this morning. But I was surprised to see South Africa on the list of people that abstained of countries that abstained. Yes, I think the African countries in particular are towing an interesting line, of course, they still have some interests and have had some economic or quite a bit of economic engagements with Russia, trade the Russian government, of course, has over the years made quite an economic and political effort to engage South Africa among other African nations. So South Africa and many other African governments are in an interesting position rather towing the line. So the abstention, I suppose, in that regard is perhaps not so surprising. It's interesting to see trending on Twitter, a lot of African support for the hashtag I stand with Putin, which actually chimes with exactly what you're saying. Indeed, indeed, let's move on now to the Switzerland itself, which is of course where you are speaking from. The Swiss government argues it's still neutral. Now there is a big article about this, which it looks into the difference between neutrality law and neutrality policy. Yes, and that's the distinction that the Swiss government is also making so a lot of the foreign press has taken to saying that with this decision with Switzerland adopting the EU sanctions on Russia. It has effectively forfeited its neutrality and the Swiss government over the last few days has been trying to backpedal a little bit saying that actually it still very much is neutral. And it's hanging a little bit, precisely on this distinction between neutrality law and neutrality policy, neutrality law, which points to is rooted in The Hague conventions of 1907. And those conventions at the time really laid out what it means for a state to be neutral in times of war. So speaking to issues and forbidding, for instance, the movement of troops or war supplies across neutral territory or speaking to how a neutral country should behave if warring factions find itself on its territory. Also extending that logic to naval warfare. And so the Swiss government and president cassis is saying, you know, we are still operating very much within the bounds of neutrality law and rather their decision falls under the umbrella of neutrality policy which they argue allows them to adopt measures and give them a bit of wiggle room to take policy decisions that help them to effectively protect and maintain their neutrality. So the argument that the Swiss government.
Monocle 24: The Globalist
"taiwanese government" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Since Lithuania allowed Taiwan to open a diplomatic office in Vilnius under its own name last November, rather than the Beijing approved Chinese Taipei, the Baltic nation, a member of the European Union and NATO and a close U.S. ally, has come under trade and other restrictions by China, but there is a plan to counter this. Isabel Hilton is the founder of China dialog and joins me on the line now. Isabel good morning to you, what is the Lithuania fund? Good morning. The Lithuania fund is a fund that Taiwan is setting up in order to compensate Lithuania for any economic loss that it might suffer as a result of the dispute with China. And this is Taiwan's effort to demonstrate the advantages of dealing with Taiwan. It proposes to be an investment fund into the Lithuanian economy proposes to have closer economic relations. And of course, Taiwan is a very advanced manufacturing economy, particularly of advanced computed chips that which Lithuania certainly interested in. So it's a positive move as far as Lithuania is concerned. And can Taiwan afford it. How will it be financed? Well, Taiwan is it's an investment fund. So Taiwan can't afford it. Taiwan's a successful and wealthy economy. And actually, if you look at Taiwan's global diplomatic record, it has full diplomatic relations with relatively few countries now. They tend to be very small. Caribbean. I think Central America is now defected except for Guatemala. And if you, you know, small African countries. But these are generously rewarded for maintaining their diplomatic ties with Taiwan. And there has been a sort of rather unedifying kind of process of China trying to buy them off and Taiwan upping the ante. So this is a game that's been played out, extensively, of course, Lithuania is a far more sophisticated economy than most of Taiwan's diplomatic partners. But this would be envisaged as a situation of mutual benefit after all. It's investing in an EU country. Now, China denies any sort of formal economic blockade, though it does seem that at least one shipment of rum from Lithuania is being diverted from China to Taiwan. This is actually a lovely story. What can you tell us about this? Yes, it's quite a lot of rum. So the Taiwanese government has been reportedly spreading cocktail recipes among the population because again it's determined to show that The Rain isn't going to suffer. In fact, Lithuania exports were in 2020 at exported about $350 million worth of goods to China. And it has a very negative trade balance. It imported about four times that value from China. So the fact is that Lithuania isn't going to suffer that much. But goods that were in transit, including large consignments of rum, were being threatened with blockade, not officially because China doesn't actually admit to interfering with trade which would of course be against WTO rules. But we're now seeing reports from other EU countries, particularly Germany, France, and Sweden, that components made in Lithuania, which are in their supply chains, are being blocked in China. And that is causing quite severe anxiety at EU level. Because this is really fairly unprecedented bullying on China's part, and the EU is now headed by France with a rotating presidency. So we're likely to see some effort at least at it at an EU level response, which the previous presidency Germany wasn't too keen on. And what about the United States? Are they involved in this? United States are definitely involved. In fact, the ruder versions of this dispute in Chinese state media refer to Lithuania as a mouse or even just a flea under the feet of fighting elephant. Now the fighting elephants, of course, are the U.S. and China. And the tone in Chinese media towards this dispute has pretty much been that Lithuania is a pathetic little country which is under the thumb of the United States and it has brought this upon itself. So the United States has given Lithuania, the accolade of being a fully democratic supportive country, China is rather sneering that this doesn't come with any finance attached, although it remains to be seen, I think the United States would certainly step up any assistance should Lithuania ask for it. And you know, Lithuania is important in the sense that the Baltics are important in terms of relations with Russia, which are as we know poor intents. It's a stalwart member of NATO, as you mentioned in the beginning. And in the EU, so it's not China stick to target that has quite strong connections and this I think this has now become a major geopolitical episode, which illuminates for many China's rather negative aspects of trying to bully small countries into line, or raise the price of its disapproval so high that bigger countries are going to have to take an interest. I mean, could the Lithuania fund model be adopted by other small economies who'd like to recognize Taiwan, but they're hesitant because of that trading relationship with China. Well, it's gone the other way lately. Because China can outbid. But certainly, where anyone to move in the other direction, Taiwan would be expected to step up. And to show the positive benefits of economic relationship. Because after all, what China does it enormous card is it's enormous market. And that is one reason why Germany has is relatively passive in terms of these disputes. But, you know, you can not play that card. And I think that there is sense that China has overstepped in the last two years. And there is, for example, the EU is now beginning to talk about an anti coercion legislation which will take some time to bring into completion. But France, in the meantime, as the new presidency is anxious to demonstrate some leadership in the use of, we may well be seeing measures before that. And this may well be the trigger finally that forces governments to find something more effective in the way of retaliation than just going to the World Trade Organization whose dispute resolution mechanism was paralyzed by Donald Trump and hasn't really recovered. Isabel, thank you very much, indeed. That was Isabel Hilton from China dialog. Now, here's what else we're keeping an eye on today. Russian led forces have arrived in Kazakhstan amid a violent crackdown on anti government protests. Officials have reported deaths of police and protesters after days of unrest, sparked by a fuel price hike. The UN U.S. UK and France have called on all sides to refrain from violence. Cambodia's prime minister Hun sen has arrived in Myanmar for talks with the country's military leaders. His visit is the first by a head of government since the army overthrew Aung San Suu Kyi's administration last February. Cambodia has been leading diplomatic efforts to resolve the crisis in Myanmar. And the UK armed forces have sent 200 personnel into NHS hospitals across London to help fill staff shortages. The Ministry of Defense will provide dozens of medics and more than 150 support staff over the next few weeks. Hospitals in London have been hit hard by staff absences. This is the globalist stay tuned..
"taiwanese government" Discussed on Bro History
"End of week two, there's petrol fires just raging the entire covered in black smoke. Right. Infrastructure is just blown to hell. Everyone is sheltering. The government is underground, then what? Well, you know, you, well, I presume that you continue that. I know that there are going to be arming a lot of their reservists so they have two and a half million army reservists. And they're going to be stationing them in city centers and doing a gorilla style warfare. So they just wait for the siege and see if China is still willing to after that two week period. Continue. And if they are, at least, this is all propaganda from the Taiwanese government here. So you don't have to take it with a grain of salt, but apparently they are willing to do some crazy shit to hold their land. And this is totally independently of any exterior outside forces. And China does hold a seat on the arms committee, a permanent seat. In the UN and they can probably veto that, but in the course of public opinion, I mean, the world is going to see pictures and videos of just Taiwan on fire, right? I wonder how much that pressure would influence China's decision to keep going. And if that influence doesn't affect them to keep going with their losses because they're going to suffer major casualties trying with that change their opinion to keep going. And if it's not the public opinion, and if it's not the losses, logistically, are they able to keep up and continue to supply this major force of a million men to continue pressing and laying siege to Taiwan? And those are all really hard questions to answer, but it's also kind of stacked against the Chinese in that respect. Okay. Well, I will just say, once they start, they're not going to be able to stop, because that would be the end of the regime's legitimacy. And Xi Jinping on this. So if they go for it, which it is a tough nut to crack, which is why I think they have made no attempt to do so. Because it's not a cakewalk. And if you win, it's glorious. It's glorious. Your legacy is cemented. You're the father of your nation. If you lose, this is the end for you. So it really is all or nothing here. So it's not a cakewalk. A couple of things that I had jotted down here. Was the importance of area denial. This I think is the reason that the Argentinians lost the Falklands War. Because really it was a close run thing. It was not a cakewalk for the British. They were not used to projecting force. There are navy was so depleted. They had to round up almost half their fleet was composed of merchant ships. So this was not the British navy at its peak. Right. But basically, the argent, the Argentinians allowed themselves to be pushed out of the region. So what their idea was, we'll just prevent the British from landing troops on the island. But in the skirmishes that happened, the Argentinian navy was pushed out and the British basically choked.
"taiwanese government" Discussed on KCRW
"If so, you know your options have been limited. Carmakers have had to dramatically scale back production because of a global shortage of semiconductors. It's just one supply chain disruption that prompted the Biden administration to take action. This morning, the White House announced the results of a review of four key sectors semiconductors. Pharmaceuticals, large capacity, batteries and minerals on the line with us now Brian Deese, He's the director of the National Economic Council at the White House. Thanks for being here. Happy to be here. What is the administration see as the primary dangers to the U. S supply chain right now. Well, The results of this review are pretty clear. The first is that having resilient supply chains is essential to national security, economic security and our technological competitiveness. And while the pandemic exposed weaknesses in those supply chains, we all remember the lack of personal protective equipment to widespread shortages that we have seen and continue to see as the economy is now turning back on the root cause of this is years and decades in the making, including under investment and lack of focus on understanding that Things down at the end of the supply chain can cause big problems economically and in terms of our national security if we don't take a holistic approach, so the bottom line for us is that we need to be much more focused on understanding where those vulnerabilities exist and investing over the long term in building our capacity. Both domestically and working with allies and partners to reduce those vulnerabilities, whether that's in healthcare or in computer chips or in critical metals, minerals for our national security, So let's talk about what boosting production would look like. I mean, we mentioned the semiconductor shortage. Um these are the computer chips that are in everything from computers to cars, kitchen appliances. The majority of the world's semiconductor chips come from Taiwan, right? This plan suggests that increasing U. S production is important. How do you do that? Semiconductors is a great example here. In fact, a lot of the underlying technology that has has powered the semiconductor that the computer chip industry globally was invented in the United States and 30 years ago, the United States was a leader, not just in inventing computer chips, but actually producing them as well. But we've seen over time in the nineties, We had nearly 40% of global production. That's not fallen down to close to 10%. So there's no quick, immediate fix. But the answer is to have a dedicated focus on building domestic capability to both invent and innovate, but also produce these computer chips here at home, So we've laid out a strategy. We're working with Congress on that to try to make a big investment in building that industry and the resilience of that industry domestically. Term. Well, it's going to eat. It doesn't take as long as you think. First of all, we need to get started immediately. And the good news is that there is bipartisan legislation that is moving through. That may actually get a vote in the Senate today to invest more than $50 billion in building that domestic industry and the research and development necessary here at home. We start that now We're going to start to see the impact of that over the next 12 18 24 months in immediate term. We are working closely with our allies, including the Taiwanese government, including governments around the world to make sure that U. S. Consumers of those chips are are not put at a competitive disadvantage as we move through this process of the economy, turning back on demand coming back and they are going to be continue to be some disruptions. But we're working very closely with our industry with our auto companies to try to make sure that we can. We can weather this period as as best we can. What we make the investments to make sure we're not put in this position again. Can we talk about the larger geopolitical effects of all this? I mean, you mentioned Taiwan yesterday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U. S. Is pursuing talks with Taiwan about a possible bilateral trade agreement. Presumably that would ease the semiconductor shortage. But China is going to see it as a threat and does not create different economic problems for the U. S. Well, our principal focus here is looking at our domestic economic resilience and our domestic economic strength. We want to make sure that the U. S economy and our our our own. Our own economic strength is never put at the kind of risk and the kind of threat that we were put during the pandemic. So that's First and foremost, some of that is going to be building more domestic capacity. We just talked about buildings, actual capacity producing semiconductors here in the United States, but a big part of that is going to be weak. We it would neither be feasible or advisable for us to re sure all supply chains to the United States. So part of our strategy is a much more dedicated focus on working with partners and allies around the world. To make sure that we have access to the products and access to the products from countries that share our values and share our economic systems. And so that's going to be a big priority for the administration for the president from secretary of state and it will be integral to a foreign policy. That is centered on the idea of helping middle class families and middle class workers. Are you going to use tariffs? Well, what we what we have what we've said. All along in this process is we want to use all the tools at our disposal. So, for example, today, our Department of Health and human Services announcing they will use something called the Defense Production Act. To actually invest in the domestic production of a central medicines and appease those elements that we found we were woefully short on during the pandemic. That's a tool that we have other disposal. We're going to use it. We're also going to look at the trade rules in the trading system and try to identify where unfair competition by competitor nations has actually contributed to The vulnerabilities that we see on our supply chain. One of the things we're also announcing today is the establishment of a trade strikeforce. Our USTR Catherine tie will lead that work. We'll look at some places, for example, um in in high capacity magnets where we believe that unfair competition has actually undermined our ability to access goods that we need for our national security. I mean, that was part of the Trump administration's argument, too, wasn't it? And they then explored and used heavy tariffs as a tool. Well, I think that I would. I would draw pretty significant distinction here. What we're doing is taking a detailed look at supply chain vulnerabilities and trying to identify where as part of an overall economic strategy. We need to use these different tools to make sure that we are not facing unfair, competitive vantage. So we're going to we're going to work with our allies work with our partners. But there's a There's a holistic strategy here, which is where we have supply chain vulnerabilities. We are going to work. We're going to act. We're going to use all the tools at our disposal. That's a pretty different approach. But our our goal is very clear, which is we can't have the kind of vulnerabilities that frankly have been exposed over the last couple of years under the prior administration, notwithstanding their approach.
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"Your options have been limited. Car makers have had to dramatically scale back production because of a global shortage of semiconductors. It's just one supply chain disruption that prompted the Biden administration to take action. This morning, the White House announced the results of a review of four key sectors semiconductors. Pharmaceuticals, large capacity, batteries and minerals on the line with us now Brian Deese, He's the director of the National Economic Council at the White House. Thanks for being here. Happy to be here. What is the administration see as the primary dangers to the U. S supply chain right now. Well, The results of this review are pretty clear. The first is that having resilient supply chains is essential to national security, economic security and our technological competitiveness. And while the pandemic exposed weaknesses in those supply chains, we all remember the lack of personal protective equipment to widespread shortages that we have seen and continue to see as the economy is now. Turning back on the root cause of this is years and decades in the making, including under investment and lack of focus on understanding that things down at the end of the supply chain can cause big problems economically and in terms of our national security if we don't take a holistic approach, so the bottom line for us is that we need to be much more focused on understanding where those vulnerabilities exist and investing over the long term in building Our capacity both domestically and working with allies and partners to reduce those vulnerabilities, whether that's in healthcare or in computer chips or in critical metals, minerals for our national security, So let's talk about what boosting production would look like. I mean, we mentioned the semiconductor shortage. These are the computer chips that are in everything from computers to cars, kitchen appliances. The majority of the world's semiconductor chips come from Taiwan, right? This plan suggests that increasing U. S production is important. How do you do that? Semiconductors is a great example here. In fact, a lot of the underlying technology that has has powered the semiconductor that the computer chip industry globally was invented in the United States and 30 years ago, the United States was a leader, not just in inventing computer chips, but actually producing them as well. But we've seen over time in the nineties, We had nearly 40% of global production that's now fallen down to close to 10%. So there's no quick, immediate fix. But the answer is to have a dedicated focus on building domestic capability to both invent and innovate, but also produce these computer chips here at home, So we've laid out a strategy. We're working with Congress on that to try to make a big investment in building that industry and the resilience of that industry domestically. I mean, that's going to take a long time, right. What do you do in the short Term. Well, it's going to it doesn't take as long as you think. First of all, we need to get started immediately. And the good news is that there is bipartisan legislation that is moving through. That may actually get a vote in the Senate today to invest more than $50 billion in building that domestic industry and the research and development necessary here at home. We start that now we're going to start to see the impact of that over the next 12 18 24 months. In the immediate term, we are working closely with our allies, including the Taiwanese government. Including governments around the world to make sure that us consumers of those chips are are not put at a competitive disadvantage. As we move through this process of the economy, turning back on demand coming back, and there are going to be continue to be some disruptions, But we're working very closely with our industry with our auto companies to try to make sure that we can. We can weather this period as best we can what we make the investments to make sure we're not put in this position again. Can we talk about the larger geopolitical effects of all this? I mean, you mentioned Taiwan yesterday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U. S. Is pursuing talks with Taiwan about a possible bilateral trade agreement. Presumably that would ease the semiconductor shortage. But China is going to see it as a threat and does not create different economic problems for the U. S. Well, our principal focus here is looking at our domestic economic resilience and our domestic economic strength. We want to make sure that the U. S economy and our, uh, our our own. Our own economic strength is never put at the kind of risk and the kind of threat that we were put during the pandemic. So that's first and foremost, some of that is going to be in building more domestic capacity. We just talked about building actual capacity produce semiconductors here in the United States, but a big part of that is going to be weak. We It would neither be feasible or advisable for us to re shore all supply chains to the United States. So part of our strategy is a much more dedicated focus on working with partners and allies around the world to make sure that we have access to the products and access to the products from countries that share our values and share our economic systems. And so that's going to be a big priority for the administration for the president for the secretary of state, and it will be Integral to a foreign policy that is centered on the idea of helping middle class families and middle class workers. Are you going to use tariffs? Well, what we what we have what we've said. All along in this process is we want to use all the tools at our disposal. So, for example, today, our Department of Health and human Services announcing they will use something called the Defense Production Act to actually invest in the domestic production of the central medicines and appease those elements that we found We were woefully short on during the pandemic. That's a tool that we have other disposal. We're going to use it. We're also going to look at the trade rules in the trading system. Them and try to identify where unfair competition by competitor nations has actually contributed to the vulnerabilities that we see on our supply chain. One of the things we're also announcing today is the establishment of a trade strikeforce. Our USTR Catherine tie will lead that work, and we'll look at some places, for example, in in high capacity magnets where we believe that unfair competition has actually undermine our ability to access goods that we need for our national security. I mean, that was part of the Trump. Ministrations argument, too, wasn't it? And they then explored and used heavy tariffs as a tool. Well, I think that I would. I would draw pretty significant distinction here. What we're doing is taking a detailed look at supply chain vulnerabilities and trying to identify where as part of an overall economic strategy. We need to use these different tools to make sure that we are not facing unfair competitive annex, so we're going to. We're going to work with our allies work with our partners. But there's a there's a holistic strategy here, which is where we have supply chain vulnerabilities. We are going to work. We're going to act. Going to use all the tools at our disposal. That's a pretty different approach. But our goal is very clear, which is we can't have the kind of vulnerabilities that frankly have been exposed over the last couple of years..
How Taiwan is dealing with disinformation on Social Media
"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 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 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 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 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
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Love Boat Taiwan, a Documentary
"I imagine we're pretty familiar with are something that I think a lot of maybe two people because Abigail hang win is Taipei similar but not quite adult junket right that some people who are in high school but it's twelve on Yahoo This phenomenon is one which has really shaped in many ways it is much more than that it's a networking opportunity a chance to meet others give us sort of the Yeah Wyrsch its origins and also ABC's Taiwanese or Chinese study tour language tour to Formosa Oh from the seventies with some you may remember depending on how old you are seven uh-huh that you guys know that okay so I'm going to also give you like a little quick pricey so Taiwan has this really weird relationship with the dispute this but I'm just going to say that so what they do in trying to crush a lot of things well there you to bring young people from North America to Taiwan for the summer to just like ah I went on this trip and I was in college and it was Super Fun so what you do is you just go over there for museums and learn mandarin and but really it's all about let nightlife and going AH exactly right does sound like backdrop for as a presidential scholar in high school and the Taiwanese government very cleverly went through the list of all cement wall so I I remember him go this also and they said no way yeah you could in culture it is crazy party all summer long so let's get starting the ramp up it's been really exciting at I actually was when I knew I wanted I had like almonds of kids have gone on this journey and they've all had their own different two thousand word novel so I ended up having to Redo the whole thing from scratch answer until she ends up going on program and journey harassed person as a friend and then of course there's a million teenagers young adults kind of very fluid range and pretty steamy taste so young adult is technically thirteen but it's changed a lot since we were growing up alive started writing in the space was I love that it didn't have boundaries way so I thought intellectually just gave me a lot more freedom first time drinking snake bledstock a or I sa- boy or whatever look as a record this what I really love about it is that from my life I mean it's it's someone who I feel like I say this a lot that ever is is you know has been accepted to very he wanted to but but and so but it's like we haven't seen this story
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Hundreds of thousands of protesters march in Hong Kong against Chinese extradition bill
"Martin. We're going to start the program in Hong Kong, where hundreds of thousands of people filled the streets today to protest an extradition, Bill. The Bill comes after a man allegedly killed his girlfriend last year and Taiwan than return to Hong Kong, the Taiwanese government asked for help, getting them back to Taiwan to stand trial, because there is no extradition treaty between Hong Kong and Taiwan. But opponents of the new Bill worried that it opens the door for China to target political opponents and subject residents of Hong Kong to China's judicial system, which is controlled by the