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"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.
"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 600 WREC
"But remember that we live in an era of covert lockdowns and masks and economic devastation and suicides and arguments. And a new book that was released in November. Entitled Covert 19 the Greatest cover up in history from Wu Han to the White House by Dylan Howard. Who is our guest? Dylan. That's a pretty provocative title. Provocative for true. Unfortunately, Michael, the reality is that this Is one of the greatest. Ah Issues of malfeasance on a worldwide level that we have ever seen, and the cover up extends not only through The United States to an extent and all the international countries but also to, um the originator. Ground zero if you like. China. China. Uh, obviously the virus emanated out of the Wu Han province. Wuhan province. Woz responsible for the spread of this disease as a result off human to animal contact in which the virus was spread. And individuals passive them from human to human transmission. The reality of the situation was that in 2000 and 19, like 2000 and 19. That the Taiwanese government through its intelligence sources. Told the World Health Organization that their intelligence suggested that there was a uh SARS like virus that was emanating out of that problem. Don't let me interrupt you way here. This phrase a lot. What does that mean? A SARS like? Does that mean respiratory? Highly content? What does that mean? It was the first classic because nobody knew what coronavirus wants. It was the first class. It was the first descriptor of what the virus wants that the symptoms were similar. Too soggy and obviously saw had a profound impact on society, and I think it was used to the marker off the potential influence that However, 19 could have So the Taiwanese government alerted World Health Organization officials about this But it took the World Health Organization and many, many months Take it very seriously. In fact, in mid January, they actually prize the Chinese government Curries handling off this unknown virus, which we might have No would be called covered 19. Now the World Health Organization was once a harsh critic off the Chinese raising, particularly in the wake of stars. But all of the sudden, many, many years life They had done in about size apparel West, if you like, and suddenly was prizing China at a time that we now know China was muzzling Neutering. Island scene and forcing Whistle blowers. Medical professionals who are on the front line. To retract comments. About this virus and what they perceive to be a pandemic. The Chinese government did everything in his power as a communist raising. To hide the fact. Um Create misinformation. Threatened individuals. And manipulate bodies like the World Health Organization. That is that is supposed Look after the best interests of Human human con throughout the world. Instead, China allowed people to leave the Wuhan problems. World Health Organization didn't take it seriously. And The mitigation of the virus was obviously not able to be executed. Because of all of this information. And here we are now. Some 13 months later. With seemingly no ending, Sarge. So what really has Bean the equivalent of our World War three. So I don't necessarily disagree with your perspective. But when you talk about the cover up Greatest cover up in history. Pretty strong statement. I don't know that it's necessarily not true. Walked me through the faces. I mean, we're probably talking about a Chinese government cover up. We're talking about the Who's Ted grossest role in all of that. But even in the title, you say from Wu Han to the White House, talk about how this was suppressed. And distorted to the American public Well, from the words of the president himself. Um, In an interview with Bob Woodward, he said. I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down because I don't want to create panic that in itself. Is Complete example. Wholesome example of what a cover up is The U. S government's reaction to the virus has been prized. In that the borders were shot down early on in the process. Not when you have the president admitting That he was not prepared. He's fully disclosed the information that the government contained or was aware off with relation to this pandemic. It truly is a cover up. There is no denying Why do you think Particularly on the American side. Why do you think? I mean, I don't necessarily criticize Trump over the issue of sort of. Ah, remain calm approach because I think that's part of leadership is not panicking. Do you think that he should have earlier been sounding an alarm? I think that the pandemic occurred at Particularly pertinent time. It occurred during an election cycle. How did if it could during the first year of President Trump's turn? Things modern thing vastly different on both sides of the political aisle. The virus was weaponized. Um, for Donald Trump. He had to play it down. And in fact, in the book, I uncover a 57 page document. That was also by GOP operative. And distributed to electoral candidates. Um Tried to the election, which doubled down on the conspiracy theory, which is a conspiracy theory and not validated by any fact. That the virus emanated from a Wu han lad and was man night and the desire to spread that conspiracy theory was done to, um Transfer some of the blind from the federal government on to China, and that's why Donald Trump continually referred to it as the China virus. Which I don't disagree with. It emanated in China, but that WASP in many ways a public relations campaign, the type of which is out of the playbook. The Chinese Communist Party. Hold on just a moment. Dylan Howard is our guest to talk about his book, The Greatest cover up in history from Wu Han to the White House. Fact.
"taiwanese government" Discussed on WTVN
"So you gotta play four quarters. That's the name of the game. If you do that. And we'll win this football game. Promise the Buckeyes play four quarters of solid football offense. Stevens will win. You think Ohio State throws anything and Clemson that none of us have seen before this season? Any trick plays? Well, you know, like a trick place can either work really well or they could blow up in your face on it. And the trouble of trick plays is you'd never know Really how the defense is going to react. You can't you can't. Used trick places way to beat. Somebody can't plan on that. But what you can do is you do subtle things within your offense to costume confusion by formations by emotions. And things like that some things they haven't seen before. This is a Bloomberg money minute. Wall Street starts out with new record highs today after the S and P 500 gained almost 1% after President Donald Trump signed the pandemic relief package down jump 204 points. The NASDAQ was up 95 Apple in an all time closing high. The House has approved sending $2000 stimulus checks to Americans something President Trump is also pushing the bill now heads to the Senate, where it will create a political dilemma for report. Looking. Many of them previously opposed a stimulus payments larger than the $600 in the existing law. But President Trump's stamp of approval still has sway with GOP voters who returned to office trend is backpedaling. Data from Castle Systems, which tracks swipes of employee security card says the percentage of workers who are back in the office in the 10 biggest U. S Business District's fell to around 21% of prik over 19 levels. In the past week, the area covering the New York City region saw the lowest percentage of workers back in the office. Said. 10.5% Genus Rivetti. Bloomberg Radio. Good Tuesday morning, everyone from the call Marc Feet studio, I'm day old man. You know, this is the Ohio Dragnet, the voice, you know, with the news, you trust well, Taiwan's part of them and approve the import of pork from hogs produced using the feed additive ractopamine despite efforts to hold the action by the main opposition party. The Taiwanese government has taken the position that no one will be forced to eat the pork and the action will bring Taiwan in line with international norms. There are a mix of countries that allow and those that ban imports of pork from homes raised with ractopamine. Their premier told reporters. The government would protect the health of the citizens and the action is also seen as an effort by the government to secure free trade deal with the U. S, which has complained about their ban on pork produced with ractopamine. Today's market power bi seed consultant. Simply Better performance. Born down a half means down three weeks up to this is the Ohio AG net, It went together, We believe that your acts of generosity should be rewarded. That's why we partner would do gooders like the.
"taiwanese government" Discussed on Correspondents Report
"Corona virus and disinformation are two of the big challenges that have demanded the world's attention in two thousand twenty in the last days of the year. The news about vaccines for covid. Nineteen seems fairly positive. Even though that news of course needs to be fact checked as well but it may be that. Fighting mass-scale disease is in fact more feasible than fighting mass-scale disinformation but foreign policy magazine has drawn attention to some innov- it's to tackle this information in taiwan including a collaborative fact checking bought created as part of a public private partnership between the taiwanese government and the owners of taiwan's most popular messaging app. Which is called line. Indeed the authors lang and do lay say that in american tech circles. Taiwan has become a model for the fight against disinformation laying a former social media manager and speechwriter for taiwanese president side on when and do on is a national security advisor to the institute for security and technology as well as being an adjunct professor of politics at the university of san francisco. And i'm very pleased to say that. They both join us now on sunday. Extra welcome libby and doer. Thank you for her. It's great to have you. Can i start by just asking you to give us a brief outline libby of what that app line is and why this information on the line out has been a particular concern so in taiwan line is essentially the messaging app more than ninety percent of the population has the app on their phone. It integrates a news platform. It has closed chat groups <hes>. You can read comics on it really like anything you can think to do on tech app you can probably find a way to do online and i suppose the this information element is particularly important because while we often focus on things like facebook and twitter. It's the private messaging where a lot of this material is distributed. Does that ring true to you. Do one yeah. Domains of new innovation of this digital accountability. Project is that it embodies or would call <hes>. Distributed of dictation and do is think about the volume of information we face on a daily basis in the information environment right. The volume is so massive we cannot to professional fact checking trying to balk. Wet the rising volume office information and to me. The most innovative side of the story is that let the users have access to fact checking as well as built a database of corrected information so people can easily access such information in a very distributed manner and to me like this kind of distributed authentication is only possible through recall public and private partnership because the skill is only possible when both sides of this equation or together tech companies have tried to solve this problem but essentially they don't have the right incentive structures to do it as long as they have no pr issues and to me. I think that's the main thing. No innovation that the taiwanese government was to crack the code on. Indonesia is also another example but few governments they may talk about triple. Ps but very few governments have been able to crack the code on it. We tend to look at the shiny object right. This bought fact checking infrastructure right but behind that invasion. I think there was a lot of like we. Wholesome political leadership absolutely and there are some really interesting things to explore there. There's the technology but then also the human interaction which you've rightly pointed to do on and the fact that it's done as as a public private partnership as well so let's let's dig into all of those three aspects. Starting paps with the technology libby laying line has a fact checker and fact. Checking is a concept. I think everyone's familiar with these days. But we tend to think of a sort of separate major organizational or unit that does sort of human research and publishes its results whereas online the line fact checker is what you've called collaborative fact checking bought which sounds very impressive. What it means. What is a collaborative fact checking bought. How does the line fact check work. So the basic concept is that this line bought anyone can add it as a friend and once you have it as a friend you can copy and paste any link to a news article or perhaps a paragraph that contains information. You're not quite sure about. And you can send this message to the bought. And then once the bought receives the message. It runs the content that you sent it against the existing database of fact checked information that it has and it kind of spits backout evaluation to you about whether the information is false whether it needs more information to be sure <hes> and it also provides related links. Like if you're asking a question about a certain topic and this has been fact checked before they might show you. Oh you might be interested in this factual story right and it's doing all that using in an automated way and the reason that it's collaborative in understanding this that it it's actually pulling more than one fact checking source together. Yes so it's actually with line and then it's with some different third party fact checking platforms <hes>. As well as taiwanese government so it's cooling essentially these public and private resources together and then making this single that keeps all this information in one place
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
"taiwanese government" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio
"One of disappointment and confusion over the government's actions. Many PEOPLE ARE ASKING FOR CLARITY REGARDING THE GOVERNMENT'S PLAN. And can you talk more about deter Who's known about boasting about raping people to personally murdering people using this moment of the pandemic to expand his authoritarian powers. That's exactly right. There's a lot of concern over president detritus actions. It's not a secret that he is someone who has the third Italian tendencies. He has declared a deadly brutal drug war. Sorry a war against drugs and this has actually targeted mostly the urban poor and sadly were seeing the same with the pandemic. We're seeing that. The people who are getting arrested are the poorest of the poor. We've had politicians senators Break other stay at home. Notices their quarantine one even going so far as entering a hospital in pudding frontliners at risk and yet he has not been arrested has not been apprehended and the Department of Justice said. We should treat him with compassion. Meanwhile we're seeing people breaking quarantine who are being put in dog cages We're seeing arrests of homeless people so again the ones who are really suffering in this sort of a militaristic operation are the poorest of the poor and of course again as I mentioned earlier his request for emergency powers again. It's just making people quite nervous. Because that's just added powers and yet the Filipino. People are not seeing any major differences or any confidence. I guess into government to see that they're actually using the funds properly. These comments that they made shoot them dead. I will not hesitate my orders artists to the police to the military also with the village officials. If there are troubles are occasions where there's violence in your lives are in danger. Shoot them dead. He said yes he said this two days ago and this is very reminiscent of the way he also directed police to kill people who are using drugs and the scary part is as soon as he did. Say that You know from the beginning of his term in two thousand sixteen we then suddenly saw a lot of killing so we're hoping that that is not the case that the officials in the thirties will understand how difficult to spend Mikus for some informal settlers. People can even have the luxury of practicing social distancing measures and just treating them with justice. Hopefully but it's it's what makes a lot of people nervous because we've seen it in the past happen specifically with the Jaguar. Compare what's happening in the Philippines to Indonesia as well as where you are in Singapore and Singapore You know I think the number one thing that the government has done from the get-go is clear communication. Obviously it's a small country. Unlike the Philippines on like Indonesia it has five million people. It has a fairly Government and very strong medical resources. But you know from the get go. They implemented with every outbreak response should be. That's early case detection. An aggressive and thorough contact tracing and isolation or strict quarantine. It was very quick to opt attestation evolved. When we saw more imported cases they gradually close borders just this afternoon just four hours ago. Prime Minister Lien Long. Also announced more extreme social distancing measures which is essentially a partial lockdown. Starting on Tuesday. That's after we saw an increase in the number of local transmission. So we're seeing a government that is nimble that is adjusting that is clear in their communication What's been consistent throughout is constant reassurance? Through not just the words of this government but as well as economic stimulus plans and consistent messaging on things as simple as food will not run out. They've clearly explain their policies. Switches such a drastic difference from what's happening in the Philippines and residents are quite happy with the response. If the government here asked for Indonesia that is the fourth largest population in the world were talking to one hundred million people and I think what happened with. Indonesia was that when a lot of the other countries started declaring states of emergency or perhaps announcing their first case says Indonesia was very much in a state of announcing that was business as usual. Baldi was open to tourists and it made people quite nervous because how can a country that big an island of seventeen thousand people not have a single case and most people assumed that it was because they were not mass testing and only I think about two days ago or even just yesterday did president choke with Dodo Declare a state of emergency but until now Jakarta and major cities remained not unlocked down. There is no national lockdown. Despite the fact that it's mortality rate is now at nine point four percent for Calvin one thousand nine Gutierrez. I WanNa thank you so much for being with US editor in Chief of Ice Asia but we are not leaving Asia right now. This is democracy. Now I'm Amy Goodman as we turn to a country that successfully staved off the worst of the corona virus pandemic Taiwan despite being just a hundred miles from mainland China with regular flights to and from Wuhan Taiwan has managed to contain the spread of cove in one thousand nine hundred through early action. An aggressive measures such as ramped up. Production of medical supplies advanced tracking quarantine citizens. Taiwan has so foreseeing just five deaths and just under three hundred fifty confirmed cases. Most schools and businesses remain open for more on Taiwan strategy. And what the world can learn from that. We're joined by Dr Jason Wang. He's the director of the Center for Policy Outcomes prevention and socio professor of Pediatrics and medicine at Stanford University joining us from the Stanford area in California Professor Wang. Thanks so much for being with us. Lay out the story from the beginning December happens. There's the corona virus outbreak in Wuhan. What happens next? And what specifically desk Taiwan do just next door. Yes so last year. There was a rumor of new Koran so the Taiwanese government sent some doctors from their. Cdc to investigate Wuhan and they noticed that this could lead to an or now a pandemic and so they want high alert and vigilant and so as as early as January I started to bore on the flights coming from Wuhan to check on the symptoms and signs of passengers so they fever over symptoms and tried to take aggressive action later on they stop. Stop all flights from Han and also other alert three level three areas so they managed to catch passengers in the airport so if somebody's coming from level three alert areas they are to do fourteen days of quarantine and during which time the government brings them food and check up on them three times a day and if they get sick sicker than the government will help them to get care in the special route away from the main hospitals so basically triage them to a spatial fever clinic. Now if somebody decides to break Corentin they will give them a big fine now. They also integrate it Their National Health Insurance Program with the Immigration and customs database and so they bech files on immigration database the last fourteen days only because they want to protect private inflammation so they send the last fourteen days to the national health. Insurance data said doctor sees the patient that that will be like. Oh you've been to hun in the last fourteen days so they made chick you make. Sure that doctors and nurses. I'll gone up with protective gear. And then then they could order the appropriate test including Colbert nineteen and so this allows the frontline health workers to be protected. The other thing I want to just stop for a second professor Wang the issue of protective gear such a massive problem in the United States right now president trump boasting we've had the best response the earliest response in the world. Now people are learning about the words supply chain who are outside of the business world. Explain what it was that Taiwan did how it managed to get p. p. to all its frontline to. I can't say all but most of its frontline workers and the issue of tests why the. Us has fallen so far. Short and Taiwan surged ahead again next door to China. Yeah so I think they know that the importance of managing capacity and also to distribute the resources appropriately so really early in January. They had a quick Kylo Volta stockpiles in the country. And they say you know. We have forty four million surgical masks and so that this twenty three million people in Taiwan. So there's less than two mass per person so immediately is in no export surgical mask outside of Taiwan right now because we need to make more so then they quickly got together all the suppliers of the three different layers of materials for the surgical mask. And say you know. You can't sell this right now. We're GonNa make more so then. They quickly established sixty different lies of production..
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"But now with the war the town is moving in the bridge anything calls as well I'm not trying to push the protesters progress holding on the line on the full now this is a grassroots movement all this is happening for me to the right to the timing of the Russian army several soldiers were looking on the Taiwanese government says China has sent an aircraft carrier battle group into the Taiwan Strait the defense ministry in Taipei said into scrambled and Crofton ships to monitor the exercise Beijing claims Taiwan is an integral province of China Saudi Arabia's state oil company has announced a share price for its initial public offering likely to be the biggest in financial history Saudi Aramco said is preliminary evaluation is about one point seven trillion dollars the Saudi authorities announcing huge campaign to encourage citizens to invest from Riyadh Sebastiano share the stakes an alternate astronomically high financially but politically to the crown prince Mohammed bin Salman is vastly ambitious project to transform Saudi Arabia economically needs a big injection of cash seven one point five percent of Saudi Aramco shells on the local market will provide this with plans for a biggest sale on the international market appear to be on hold it's reported that the super rich of had it made clear to them that they have no choice but to invest or the middle class is being told not to miss out and offered a variety of incentives world news from the BBC of the two days of protests across the wrong over fuel price rises and rationing the authorities have severely restricted internet access a website monitoring online services said Iran was experiencing a near total national internet chunk down early as save on television the queues hostile media of using fake news and doctor visits to exaggerate the size of demonstrations a semi official news agency reporting from the central city of Yazd said forty people were arrested that after clashing with police the incumbent democratic governor John bel Edwards has won an unexpected victory in the American state of Louisiana he's not only beaten the Republican Eddie responding in a contest mauled by direct interventions from president trump speaking at his party headquarters in baton Rouge ms Edwards said the result was a victory for unity and justice I have crisscrossed mistake from Bastrop the home from Saltillo St Joseph and.
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"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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"We stand for as Americans and also stand behind Hong Kong talking about pro democracy, movements and protests in Hong Kong in response to proposed legislation that would allow extradition to mainland China with me for this half hour on Chang. Was a member of the northern California Hong Kong club again. If you'd like to join us, it's eight six six seven three three sixty seven Eighty-six, especially if you have friends or relatives who are still in Hong Kong, what are you hearing from them? We'd welcome your thoughts on that again. Eight six six seven three three sixty seven eighty six. You can also get in touch on Twitter and Facebook. We're at K. Q E D forum, you can also Email us it's format. Tweedy dot org. Allen of the focus of this, of course, is concerned of how this law could be used or misused say against people who are critical of the government, but it wasn't the impetus of this prompted by a murder committed by Hong Kong resident in Taiwan last year. That is correct. And, and if we go into the technicalities of the proposed amendment, we can see that this is the this is exactly a tactic that the regime that Hong Kong government is trying to imitate the authoritarian regime in the People's Republic of China. And saying that this is the core of the problem, which the Taiwan, Taiwanese government, including tallies. President president tying. Well, ready spoke out and said that they will not let Taiwan would not let. The Taiwanese murder case be the excuse for the Hong Kong authoritarian regime to use this in an attempt to try to amend or alter the law in favor of the Beijing government, because the Hong Kong bar association has already put out a statement with twenty full very detailed points. These are the best minds, we can get in Hong Kong, and it has proposed a number of different ways with the existing arrangement. Remember Hong Kong has a first class or first world type of law. And we have one way, a one off measures to deal with modo cases like this, and we do not see any imminent need to alter the law in favor of the Beijing government. Of course. All this is happening at a time of great tension between China and the United States. Over trade and tariffs and President Trump has been pretty muted so far. He he said, I think yesterday quote, I understand the reason for the protests. But I hope they can work it out. What would you like to see the president and other Republicans say about what's happening? I, I don't I think it's, it's I think it's a bipartisan agreement now to support Hong Kong in its democratic, and also freedom, 'cause a lot of values we can resonate here in the United States and specifically to the president and also to Republican friends outside. We hope to see. More pressures to the Hong Kong government being a signatory party to the international. Covenant of civil political rights and also a member to the Olympics, and, and also a member of the English speaking world Fulmer common, former Commonwealth or the circle of greater Commonwealth circle and, and in Asia Pacific, and, and yeah, we have rallies across thirty cities in across all the continents, except. We have rallies here in California, as well tomorrow night. Seven pm at Mitchell park of Palo Alto. What are you hearing on? I know you mentioned looted the fact that your family is still there. I still have friends there in Hong Kong. What are you hearing from them? Yeah. I'm hearing a lot of fears. I'm hearing a lot of people. Saddened by how they never have imagined in their lives that they would face police violence, and this magnitude, and also they're just very saddened, that they do not want to leave Hong Kong because this is their home, but they it's leaving them. No choice when they have to plan for a family, when they have to think about raising a family raising kids where the civil liberties, and also the values that we stand for are eroding, and are, are, are leaving us as we speak. We, we mentioned a moment ago, the thirtieth anniversary of the tenement square, protests and crackdown. And there have been reports during that time of how little if anything people in China mainland, China know about Tiananmen Square. That's not the case in Hong Kong. Right. I mean, even in this most recent round of protests. There have been a protesters. Wearing Tiananmen Square a t shirts, and holding signs. How do you think the knowledge of what happened thirty years ago is influencing the way the protesters today are thinking about what's going on in Hong Kong, Hong Kong protesters definitely very fearful, because they a lot of them. My parents generation a lot of them witness the nine hundred eighty nine massacre, and they are fearful of something similar. Of different level of magnitude that would happen to the people of also not just the people of Hong Kong we as, as Hong Kong knees. Remember the town square mask for thirty straight years by hosting. Memorial events in Victoria Park and all that. I mean we stand for the Chinese people Chinese people didn't get to choose that they do not have the knowledge of the nine hundred ninety nine Moscow because of the of freedom, that's taken away from them. So, so the Hongkong these people stand with the Chinese people. It's the authoritarian regimes in Hong Kong. And, and the People's Republic of China say your, your parents ever imagined this. But in some ways, this is exactly what the fear was when Hong Kong was turned over you know, in nineteen ninety seven that's correct. And, and I think we call upon swale Britain as the second signatory party to the Sino, British joint declaration, which is an international treaty signed by China and Britain back in nineteen Eighty-four. We call for their immediate assistance, and Allen just quickly we're coming up to a break. But if people want to participate any of the actions planned in the bay area, which they do. Please go to Facebook and go to face Bill slash. NCA..
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"We spend a lot of time and blood and sweat in creating a system that has the source of power. In the people. Whereas in Asia, I'm not trying to find excuses for the use of file insz. But then if anything they use a file was was initiated by the police force of Hong Kong and also Nishi aided by the people with public power, and that is not acceptable. We have on this issue already wrote a letter to the United Nations office of the High Commissioner for human rights. And also, we have called upon the international community, including that of the Bill of the Hong Kong, democracy and human Rights Act. That is currently being put forward in the in the congress in both the Senate and the house by Senator Rubio, and also by speaker Pelosi and all that. So we have to gather whatever resources, we have, and protect values. We stand for Americans and also stand behind Hong Kong talking about pro democracy. Movements and protests in Hong Kong in response to proposed legislation that would allow extradition to mainland China with me for this half hour Chang was a member of the northern California Hong Kong club again, if you'd like to join us, it's eight six six seven three three sixty seven Eighty-six, especially if you have friends or relatives who are still in Hong Kong, what are you hearing from them? We'd welcome your thoughts on that again. Eight six six seven three three sixty seven eighty six. You can also get in touch on Twitter and Facebook. We're at K. Q E D forum, you can also Email us it's format dot org. Allen of the focus of this, of course, is concerned of how this law could be used or misused say against people who are critical of the government, but it wasn't the impetus of this prompted by a murder committed by Hong Kong resident in Taiwan last year. That is correct. And, and if we go into technicalities of the proposed amendment, we can see that this is the. This is exactly a tactic that the Redan regime that Hong Kong government's trying to imitate the authoritarian regime in the People's Republic of China and saying that this is the core of the problem, which the Taiwan Taiwanese government, including tallies. President president tying Len. Well, ready spoke out and said that they will not let Taiwan would not let the Taiwanese murder case be the excuse for the Hong Kong authoritarian regime to use this in an attempt to try to. Amend or alter the law in favor of the Beijing government, because the Hong Kong bar association has already put out a statement with twenty four very detailed points. These are the best minds, we can get in Hong Kong, and it has proposed a number of different ways with the existing arrangement. Remember Hong Kong has a first class or first world type of law. And we have one way, a one off measures to deal with modo cases like this, and we do not see any imminent need to alter the law in favor of the Beijing government. Of course. All this is happening at a time of great tension between China and the United States over trade and tariffs and President Trump has been pretty muted so far. He said, I think yesterday quote, I understand the reason for the protests. But I hope they can work it out. What would you like to see the president and other? Republicans say about what's happening. I, I think it's, it's I think it's a bipartisan agreement now too. Support Hong Kong in its democratic and also freedom, 'cause a lot of values we can resonate here in the United States and specifically to the president and also to Republican. Friends outside. We hope to see. More pressures to the Hong Kong government being a signatory party to the international. Covenant of civil political rights and also a member to the Olympics, and, and also a member of the English speaking world of Fulmer, common, former Commonwealth or the circle of greater Commonwealth circle and, and in Asia Pacific, and, and yeah, we have rallies across thirty cities in across all the continents, except. I mean, we have rallies here in California. Well tomorrow night. Seven pm at Mitchell park of Palo Alto. What are you hearing on? I know you mentioned looted the fact that your family is still there. I still have friends there in Hong Kong. What are you hearing from them? Yeah. I'm hearing a lot of fears. I'm hearing a lot of people. Saddened by how they never have imagined in their lives that they would face police violence, and this magnitude, and also, they're just very satin that they do not want to leave Hong Kong because this is their home, but they it's leaving them. No choice when they have to plan for family, when they have to think about raising a family raising kids where the civil liberties, and also the values that we stand for our eroding. Our are, are leaving us as we speak. We, we mentioned a moment ago, the thirtieth anniversary of the tenement square, protests and crackdown. And there have been reports during that time of how little if anything people in China mainland, China know about Tiananmen Square. That's not the case in Hong Kong. Right. I mean, even in this most recent round of protests, there have been protesters. Wearing Tiananmen Square a t shirts holding signs and how do you think the knowledge of what happened thirty years ago is influencing the way the protesters today are thinking about what's going on in Hong Kong, Hong Kong protests, definitely, Verret fearful, because they a lot of them my parents generation, a lot of them witness the Taman nine hundred eighty nine massacre, and they are fearful of something similar of different level of magnitude that would happen to the people of a nozzle, not just the people of Hong Kong we as, as Hong Kong. Remember the town square mask for thirty straight years by hosting. Memorial events in Victoria Park and all that. I mean we stand for the Chinese people Chinese people didn't get to choose that they do not have the knowledge of the nine hundred eighty nine massacre because of the of freedom that is taken away from them. So, so the Hong Kong people stand with the Chinese people, and it's the authoritarian regimes in Hong Kong, and, and the People's Republic. Your parents never imagined this. But in some ways, this is exactly what the fear was when Hong Kong was turned over you know, in nineteen ninety seven that's correct. And, and I think we call upon swale Britain as the second signatory party to the Sino, British joint declaration, which is an international treaty signed by China and Britain back in nineteen Eighty-four. We call.
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"This is all things considered from NPR news. I'm Michelle 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 communist party. Mary is a reporter covering business geopolitics in Asia. For the global business news side courts, we reached her in Hong Kong. Mary, thanks so much for talking to us. Thanks to having Michelle. So organizers say that they were about a million people protesting today, the police say it's more like a quarter of a million still that is a lot of people in a city of seven million people. You were out in the streets. What did you see the streets are completely pack? Was just jammed complete mosh pit. I was out there night. It just never seen so many people out on the streets before they were marching through the city's main east-west Autry for about two and a half miles from the puck to the government headquarters, the head of the crowd started streaming out of the pocket around two hundred the noon and five hours later as I was circling back to the start of the March people was still going strong and the tail end of the crowd was nowhere to be seen. So that just shows you how many people were joining the small hours and end the issue of extradition is certainly important, but it just isn't something. We often see people demonstrating about, and why do you think the spark such a massive response? I think what's really driving people out to the streets today. Fear and anger anger that the Hong Kong government is trying to ram this legislation through without process. And then fee that this is actually just gonna spell the death of Hong Kong as people know it, what civil liberties protected, where people have the freedom of speech, freedom of. Expression saving assembly. Whether this close to the show system that upholds the rule flow of rather than rule by law, which is the case, and China some people afraid, but the extradition, little basically legalize kidnapping by the Chinese state that has already happened with several booksellers Hong Kong being west away, and mysteriously reappearing in Chinese attention than so if this lowest poss- people feel that, that would be a news item. Oh, just be a regular thing and to that question of how this Bill is being rammed through, you know what about that is. There's something about the way this Bill is being processed is, is extraordinarily. There are widespread complaints that there was no real public consultation about this. The legal Secta thousands of lawyers came out in force, just this past week and they marched and black and silence. And these other people who understand of the best, and yet, the government has told them repeatedly that no, you lawyers. Don't understand that. They all. And so that just shows that the government isn't really listening to people, and people are feeling that and that's why they took to the streets, and authorities in Hong Kong did release a statement in response to the protests. What did it say? Essentially, the government said that protesters had every right to demonstrate that this Bill is gonna continue into its second reading this coming Wednesday, twelve and essentially, this may the statement, but essentially, it will most likely go full final vote by mid-july when the legislative council so that parliament here breaks. That's Mary Hoy. She covers Asia for the global business news site. Courts, we reached her in Hong Kong. Mary, thank you so much for talking with us. Thank you show. There is a member of the Maryland state legislature, who has lived under China's communist rule. Her name is Lilly, Chee, Steve Inskeep of NPR's morning edition has been meeting with people like Chee who have a foot in both countries, the US and China and he is here with us now. Steve, thanks so much for joining us right to be here. Michelle. So first of all, why did you decide to talk with people tied to both countries because these two countries are pulling apart? And we know the news about the trade war, and national security strains, but we wanted to talk with people with ties on both sides of the Pacific, and that doesn't include the Lee Chee, her last name is spelled chew. I by the way, and she came here about thirty years ago. And she is a delicate in Maryland. Statehouse? How did you meet up with her? I would to watch her shaking hands with Cemerlang voters..
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"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
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"The fast majority of them, probably just saw the headline shared it and never got four enough to learn that. Oh, wait. The Taiwanese government. Just flagrantly violated. What is people told it to do? And of course, the deputy Asia director at Human Rights, Watch his saying, hurrah, Taiwan leads the way in government oppression of its people, and the suppression of their cultural values. I mean excuse me. Yes, I want lease the way in Asia on LGBT rights submitting slot -able, record as an increasingly progressive rights, respecting government, but not the right to petition the government, and the right to tell the government what to do. Obviously, those are two progressive. No. Those those are progressive values. Those are conservative values amid crowing authoritarianism and rights abuses in other countries throughout the region. What about I think it's the definition of authoritarianism to have a referendum on a topic find out that the people are overwhelmingly against it, then to have the authorities proposed that referendum as well anyway, that's, that's, that's completely the opposite of democracy. It's closer, interestingly enough to what, you know, the United States government was supposed to be a sort of Republican Republic, that had these checks and balances to protect the minority against. Majority. So I mean, in that context, the Taiwanese government did respect the quote unquote rights of the minority, because I don't agree that you have a right to get married. And you don't have the right to have an adoption HSE. Let you have a kid. What does government did is certainly not democratic. No, it's certainly not. But, you know, we're not Tim acrylic either and I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing, right? Well, it was it was the US. I assume you mean the US thing you said, we. Yeah. The US was definitely not intended to be democratic. No. But they want to make it democratic. I've seen calls to get rid of the electoral college. That's how stupid Americans are and how they have no understanding of what the United States. Government is even supposed to be. Yeah. They don't understand why. It's not supposed to be democratic. They had this idea in their heads. Evidently, that when they vote for the president, they are voting as a citizen of the United States, they are not. They are voting for the president. Well, they are voting for the president, but they're not voting as I citizen of the United States. They're voting as a citizen of their states. The national vote, does the popularity, the popular vote is just a useless to tick compiled compiled by adding all of these states populations together. But it's completely useless. It doesn't determine anything. Not even voting for the president anyway. If you look closely at the ballot it tells you what you're actually voting for, which is the electors for the president. Yeah. Good points because that's how they system is actually designed the idea of the American people electing. The president directly should be as absurd to us as the idea of the people of the European Union electing the European president directly as a European. What do they call him? I, I know what you mean. Well, I mean he some ties it type figure whether it's a prime minister or president or councilmen, or whatever he some sort of presidential type figure the idea of Germany's population of has population increases population. All of these other Member States voting to wreck to determine who the president is, obviously ridiculous. That's not how it works Germany. As a whole pass sits for For someone someone. actually, that might not even be correct. I don't know how it works but it would be absurd. If they used the European Union wide vote to determine the president should be because that's not a workable system. On free talk live. We're bringing people to the ideas of liberty every day from wrestling superstars plen- Jacobs. You guys really are having an impact. Like I said, a lot of where I am now is due to listening free talk live. You change my mind on some very important issues that years ago to random people tuning in on the radio stuck in the left right paradigm minor your show by chance on Saturday night from there. I went on during the day project in the name of flyer. So I mean, that's really the reason why am is because I know that if it wasn't for me. Me. You are..
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"Eyewitness news after meeting behind closed doors, a decision was made commission the complaint states facts that if true would constitute a knowing and willful violation of the code. And we authorized a full investigation of the matter. The formal complaint was filed by general counsel for the Rhode Island Republican party, Brandon bell this after the target twelve investigators discovered Mckee failed to report a trip to Asia two years ago, the Taiwanese government paid for the trip which. Cost three thousand five hundred dollars disclosure is really important. And it's important to be careful when you fill out these forms and on the other hand sometimes people make mistakes. And when they do we ask them to fix the mistake and generally to pay us small fine Mckee previously said he made a mistake by not documenting the 2017 trip because he misunderstood the question on the form as soon as he was questioned by target twelve he amended the record. But bell says that excuse isn't good enough. In a statement. To eyewitness news bell said the Commission's decision sends the appropriate message to all public officials that they can't just claim ignorance and amend their annual financial disclosure reports when they're caught with major omissions by the media, the ethics commission says the investigation should be completed within the next couple of months Mckee could face a fine or other penalty Julian Lima from eyewitness news. It's now six forty eight Katie Mulvaney in today's Providence Journal says a Coventry woman on Tuesday rejected the state's offer that she served four years in prison. In the two thousand seventeen hit and run crash that left in Exeter woman. Dead Shannon Holden opted instead to head to trial on the charge of failure to start with death, resulting in the death of Twenty-seven-year-old Sarah bound fourth whose body was discovered. The next morning by passion driver now under the deal. Holden rejected the assistant AG Mark Trovato offered that she'd be sentenced to a total of seven years with four to serve the remainder suspended with probation. Toronto. Also, call for Holden to pay a five thousand dollar fine and for a three year license suspension. The state did not object to hold and serving a portion of her term with work release. According to the assistant, a gene, you have an absolute right to go to trial the words of Superior Court Judge, Sara Taft Carter. The judge agreed to return the case to be tried in Washington county at the request of Holden's turning Holden quietly rejected the state's terms now if convicted she faces a minimum of two and a maximum of fifteen years in prison. It's six. Fifty NewsRadio nine twenty twenty four seven FM back to the traffic center, we go John hamlet how we looking out there. Brought from Toby and dean street in the six ten connector with some road work this morning sixties by killingly street. A little busy one ninety five west down from the Washington bridge and more company getting up through the construction at Thurbers. Ninety five north with her southern New England traffic John hamlet looking to buy a car online shopping can be confusing not anymore. True price from truecar. Now, you can know the exact price you'll pay for the car you want and see what other people paid.
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"Solution. Yeah. I don't know. I mean. What does the gallium this? Right. These exploits. I mean, I don't even know them to this question. If somebody finds an exploit let's say you like, the the FaceTime bug thing that taught in rural found, right? If that isn't submitted back to apple. So this is this is a known exploit and known issue, and someone sits on it, or sells it is that illegal depends dramatically away. You are the laws in general knowing about an expert for thing, not LEGO. But things the MCI kind of gain the why of a bit on belly about it copy legal, otherwise, it would basically make all skirts who sexually if you if you if you have something, and then you sell it again, essentially, you're weaponising something or selling it, some I don't see why selling Bailey the thing that you do exploit. Is other illegal against the company's terms awebber, depending on the low rials in your anywhere but account see how selling knowledge of an exploit to someone else is in itself. Illegal. So I don't know. Beatrice those people do know that. Yeah, I'm sure if we we we certainly don't. Okay. What's next all gerbil or Germany, Germany? Do you have anything? The only other one I had was the Google maps, just exit only expose Taiwan secret missile sites. Did you see this one? So they released dated exc-. Well, that's the thing is given where Taiwan is with China. I suspect a lot of people were scrambling. But it's actually a pretty close up. If you look at the article, which we can link to the show notes, the the level of detail. I imagine alarmed a lot of people within Taiwan pretty immediately. Just yes. Or should I? I. Bed. I have a similar story. But my source for this is a thriller novel. So I don't know whether it's true or not. But the Bush average the. It wasn't the point of the story the character in the story just related as a thing. They knew about the impression you have is the the author heard this story from someone will but it could be totally fictional. But the theory was this is in the Middle East and the go talk him was Iranian or Iraqi or something like that. And he said he looked on Google maps, and you could see positions various buildings that you might want to bomb by Szekely. But those buildings on the ground one actually, quite where the map said it was. And the question that he's beat someone in the American government or bring up googling site five buildings Hoffa mile to the left so people call us your map targeting device. That's interesting. I have. No, I have no idea. Whether it's true. No, he seems so thing I wouldn't have that much difficulty believing it to the church. But this oughta Lee Hayes, I cannot stress this. Yeah. But. The fact that this didn't happen. Hey, did not wake up and say, okay, you can put myself. So it's just move them a model of the hall to the left. But that's because it works if you'll the American government or not the Taiwanese government, or whether it doesn't happen tola war. But it is interesting. This this conflict between open if my ship everybody and stuff like this. Because obviously, what do you do about it? He's not you can have a little cloud about you aren't allowed say, what's because you've missile silo on top very. They do for us. If you go over areas that are classified it just doesn't show up. A really you still know where they are. You just don't know. What's exactly what to say? So you know, that thing the cloud to extension where you stole in far folks or chrome web and every time he sees cloud or the web page changes into. I have not seen this glorious extension of. A whole bunch which turn millennial into perfectly ordinary person and stuff, they tried faucet idea. What you view of stuffy rate. But there's no reason why you couldn't for giggle mouse, which is takes on identified area and checks into missiles heya big exclamation.
"taiwanese government" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Reports documentary apprenticeships are the gateway to solid middle class jobs in the building trades. Why don't women do these jobs? The pay is already equal like let's be electricity, and let's be plumbers. But the percentage of apprentices who are women is in the single digits. Listen for all the idea new economy rediscovering apprenticeship from APM. Listen for that program coming up at the top of the hour at two o'clock here on public radio. You're listening to the BBC World Service with me, the Charlotte three pack map when you find yourself shopping for food. How much do you pay attention to where it's coming from Ganic food has taken supermarkets in Europe and the US by storm. They comes with a higher price tag. We take a look at whether it lives up to its hype. And what to do if you'll budget doesn't quite stretch that far that's all. After the latest world news. BBC news with David Austin. Pope Francis has called for concrete measures to tackle child sexual abuse by priests at the opening of a landmark summit at the Vatican. He told bishops from nearly a hundred and fifty countries that the world's one point two billion Roman Catholics wanted more than facile and obvious condemnations. BBC investigation has revealed claims that one of the organizers of the Vatican summit failed to respond adequately to sexual abuse allegations brought to him by victims the archbishop of Mumbai Oswald grassy as has admitted he could have acted differently. In one case. The archbishop did not call the police as required under Indian law. A fire in the Bangladeshi capital has killed at least seventy eight people after flames swept through a residential building part of the multistorey block in the old part of Dr Carr was used to store chemicals. The Taiwanese government is injured. To Bill to legalize same sex marriage. If approved it will become the first place in Asia to pass such legislation. The two men fought pose the strongest challenge to the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have announced a new alliance ahead of APRIL's general election. Benny and Yale appeared said the grouping would reunite Israel India's Supreme Court as audit the vixen within months of more than a million people from the country's forests. It's the latest move in a long-running battle between environmental groups and forest wet as many of whom the class tribal people scientists in Britain say they believe they worked out that the black and white stripes of zebra is there to detect deter insects their research describes experiments which demonstrated horse flies have a hard time landing on zebras while easily landing on uniformly colored horses. The office said the stripes may somehow dazzle the flames, and that's the late. BBC news. Leading the problem. We have now and then too much gas. There's a field or on the bag which allows it to release with us. Mel some interesting moments in large munitions because you can't you can you know, this is just gonna it did happen once and kind of quickly on the person next to you. Yes. The notch and family doctor. Ann Robinson is my guest, but a whole show today with news of a new test for sepsis and kits where patients leaving hospital swab inside their noses for that six months to disinfect themselves from superbugs. I today if you're in pain, a doctor will often ask you how bad it is on a scale of one to ten it's subjective. Of course. But there is no way of objectively measuring how much pain a person experiences. All there wasn't until now a team at Indiana University school of medicine in the US has developed a blood test, which cannot only assess pain. But can predict who's paying might get worse in the coming months. Now, it may sound strange that a blood test can do this. But the researchers a hopeful but one day they might even be able to use the blood test to look at so-called, biomarkers and workout which painkiller will work best for each person, hopefully, reducing prescriptions of opioids which lead to addiction problems in many thousands of people in the US and elsewhere professor of psychiatry on medical science Alexsandr Nicolescu told me how they went about examining blood to come up with this test. So what we've done as we've started with looking at a tally of genes in the genome said there over twenty thousand genes and a large majority of them are active, and transcribed and blood cells. And what we've done is we've taken this very patient longitudinal design where we've looked over time in patients at what changes in their blood when they are in no pain. Versus when they are in high pain states, and we could track inside each person that changes. And then we've looked what's common across individuals in terms of those molecules that track pain, and we were able to identify a set of them that are likely good markers of pain. The second step was we've mind the whole pain literature in terms of genetic findings in terms of experimental findings in terms of animal model findings. And so if there is a in evidence supporting some of our findings, and then the third final and most important step with took our top findings and looked in independent cohorts of patients of that were not used in the initial discovery studies to see if we can predict who is in pain and importantly, who will have future emergency room visits for pain, and we were successful in doing those things last, but not least we use the molecular fingerprint from our blood tests do match again. Large drug discovery databases that we were able to match new compounds with the molecular signature of pain. So in conceivable future, you would have this blood test than you would see what your molecular signature is. And you match with non addictive drug that would fit you. Well, that would treat your pain that you could track the response to the biomarkers, and that would be something that's in some ways tailored, and personalized to what you have as opposed to just getting center for blanket prescription that my work are not and relying on opioids which are highly addictive and have created a major problem here in the US, and I I suppose in other countries as well and did the people in your study have pain for all sorts of different reasons. That's right. We wanted to see if we could find biomarkers that track pain in itself, regardless of the cause of pain. So we've looked at individuals who had. All sorts of paying as a reason why we started the study was a very long shot. We hope that we would make some inroads. But we weren't sure that we were able to. So we were successful in doing that. And do you find it does fit in with how much pain people say that they're experiencing exactly? In fact, that's how we discovered in the first place we had people in our discovery cohort. We have over two hundred individuals who had pain and that we followed over a number of years, and they they came at different visits at three to six months apart. And sometimes they were low paint states sometimes that were in high paint states defense states were measured with their usual. Set of clinical measure that we use nowadays, which is a scale of one to ten where is your pain at this moment in time. And we were able to find markers that tracked low readings on the pain scale changes to high readings on the paint scale. So then when we went to the replication step we were able to predict an independent cohort who had high pain readings and who had low pay. Saint readings. So the markers are not just qualitative their quantitative. So if it fits in with what the patients patient anyway, then why not just listen to the patients at the consultation and give them the painkillers in the treatment that fits him with what they say, they're feeling. So for the patients, they don't need a blood test to tell them that they're in pain, but the block does point out which medication would be the best fifth without the blood test declamation would just sort of blindly prescribed something. Whereas we found that certain individuals have biomarkers that indicate different this medication individuals that medication. So be away for individuals to get a medication that fits them best. It also would be a way for them to as you track them over time how they respond to treatment to see that. There is objective progress that it's not just all in their head and to give them hope and optimism and from individuals standpoint since these things might start early on in people who are predisposed to prank. Conditions. If you did blood tests at your regular GP visits and saw that things were moving in the wrong direction. You can intervene before you develop an acute are a chronic pain condition with preventive treatments. I see what you mean. So it's not about having some kind of lie detector for patients to work out. Whether they're really feeling the amount of pain, they say they are. It's more about finding the right treatment for them that will make a difference. That's my view. I mean, it could be used to see somebody's know potentially overstating their pain. I suppose just as a way of avoiding over prescribing pain medications, especially opiates and addictive pain medications to individuals who may be over emphasizing their symptoms as a way of continuing down that path, but that's sort of a minor thing. I'm a physician so my role is not to be a cop. You know? My role is not. That's people fibbing. My role is to make sure that pain is properly treated, and we don't have the reverse thing where people are are not they can seriously. And are there pain is not treated properly, and they are suffering in agony and based on our previous work on suicide. We know that pain physical pain, psychological pain is one of the main drivers of people actively killing themselves. So I think you know, we want to make a big dent into having pain properly diagnose treat that managed. So people have a better quality of life and don't have to suffer unnecessarily Alexander Niculescu. So what do you make of this as he said Israel's not to be a cop? Could this be useful in your work as a family doctor, or is it just as easy to ask people? Well, I think there's never gained to be a substitute for asking people in listening to them. And and you treat the patient. You don't treat the blood tests say it needs to be used with care. And but it's an exciting idea..
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"The news. You can hear the fourth episode in our epic drama series. Fall of the Shah the story of the Iranian revolution. Following an attack on the British embassy in Tehran, the British and American ambassadors. Call upon the Shah who does not receive them in the manner. They were expecting, but diplomatic issues are not the only problem is facing the Sean his people you can hear more about the mounting problems. The country faces straight after the news. BBC news with David Austin, a fire in the Bangladeshi capital has killed at least seventy eight people after flames swept through a residential building part of the multistorey block in the old part of the city was used to store chemicals. The head of the fire service told the BBC to the emergency response was complicated by narrow streets and exploding gas cylinders Roman Catholic bishops from around the world and eating at the Vatican to discuss their response to the child sex abuse scandal, which is engulfed the church opening the landmark summit. Pope Francis said church leaders needed to take concrete measures to heal what he called the grave wounds that the scandal had caused President Trump has blocked the return of a woman who went to Syria to join Islamic state militants Massana who was born in the US said she made a mistake, and I wanted to get back to the Bama with her child and prominent Indian politician Shafie thorough has been in court in Delhi. Relegations have cruelty and abetting the suicide of his wife Sunanda Pushkar five years ago. He's previously described the case against him as baseless the Taiwanese government has introduced a Bill to legalize same-sex marriages, if it's approved by parliament and Taipei the island will become the first place in Asia to pass such legislation. The two men thought to pose the strongest challenge to the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a new alliance ahead of APRIL's general election. Benny Ganz de LA PGE said grouping would reunites Israel, South Korea's sports ministry has found in favor of the national women's curling team who complained that they were unfairly treated by coaching staff and inquiry concluded that the coaches had mismanaged and embezzled payments due to the athletes who are owed more than eighty three thousand dollars. Those are the stories from BBC news. Drama series. Fall of the Shah continues now on BBC World Service marking the Iranian revolution. That changed the world..
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"Seven twenty four is going to be sunny and cold over the next few days. Brian Thompson has the four day WBZ AccuWeather forecast with an area of high pressure just off north of west over. The course of the weekend is gonna keep things fairly dry fairly sunny but cold to Ohio near thirty today with plenty of sunshine. Partly cloudy tonight, low near ten in many suburbs to sixteen in Boston. Tomorrow still called the partly to mostly sunny skies, a high of twenty eight but lots of sunshine for the patriots game tomorrow afternoon kickoff temperature twenty seven degrees and the wind. Generally under ten miles per hour. Suv note will be a cold afternoon. I won't feel too bad without lighter wind thirty four degrees. Clouds on Monday up to thirty seven with sunshine, Tuesday now AccuWeather meteorologist, Brian Thompson. WBZ Boston's NewsRadio and right now thirteen degrees. Mostly sunny in Boston at seven twenty five to cold a car shop, not a Toyota Braintree? Trees indoor showrooms you'll see hundreds of vehicles on three floors of warm cozy comfort family owned to function Toyota Braintree, route three unions tweet looks at high flying American flag and now agreeing air minute. Low-carbon island. How a small Taiwanese archipelago is making itself a globally, impacting example of economic and environmental sustainability off the basaltic coast of Taiwan less than an hour flight from Taipei lies a chain of one hundred per steam islands known as Penghu the spectacular scenery and endless white sand beaches attract a healthy flow of tourists in summers and the monsoon winter winds Mark Penghu as a world class destination for windsurfers most notably, however is that the Taiwanese government has made Penghu the testing ground for a comprehensive program known as the low carbon islands project. The project aims to increase tourism support growth for local economies and protect the fragile environment of this lesser known tropical paradise. According to the bureau of energy within the ministry of economic affairs. The physical.