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"tiananmen square" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Important that we never forget the day of Tiananmen Square. It's important as lawmakers that we pass and we stand for freedom no matter where it matters around the world. No answer yet from the Chinese all these years as to how many people are actually in fact killed during that massacre. Speaking at China National Security Council Coordinator John Kirby speaking about the recent incidents involving China's military seemingly harassing American ships and planes. These are part and parcel of an increasing level of aggressiveness by the PLA, the PRC's military in particularly in the area of the Taiwan Strait and in the South China Sea. Kirby spoke at the White House. Former Vice President Mike Pence filing the necessary paperwork to run for president and will be making a formal announcement on Wednesday. President Trump's former vice president joins a field that continues to get more crowded as former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum are expected to be this announcing week as well. Another potential candidate New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu announcing his plans. We've taken the last six months to really kind of look at things where everything is and I've made the decision not to run for president Republican ticket in 2024. Obviously a lot goes into that decision but it's been quite an adventure but not the end of the adventure by any means. Sununu was speaking to CNN. US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh announcing a deepening of ties between the two countries militaries. The agreed upon roadmap will allow India to gain cutting -edge technologies for intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance. India will also be acquiring ammunition and aircraft engines while making the country a logistics hub for the US and Allied batteries, ships and aircraft. New details emerging regarding the private plane entering restricted airspace over Washington yesterday before crashing in Montebello, Virginia with four fatalities. Bloomberg's Nancy Lyons The incident prompted F -16 fighter jets to scramble to see why the plane was in restricted and their space. They discovered the pilot was unconscious. Adam Gerhart with the National Transportation Safety safety boards says there are plenty of unanswered questions. When exactly did the pilot The pilot became unresponsive and why did the airplane fly the flight track that it did fly? The plane eventually crashed near Stanton, Virginia and Gerhart says the wreckage is scattered and in mountainous terrain making for tough a recovery. Thanks Nancy global news 24 hours a day powered by more than 2 ,700 journalists and analysts in over 120 countries. I'm Dan Schwartzman and this is Bloomberg back to you Doug. All right Danny. Let's Thank you. get to our guest Brian Frank is with us. Brian is the chief investment officer at Frank Funds. He is from Key Biscayne, Florida. Brian thanks for being with us. I don't know how you're feeling about the price action lately was kind of an interesting day today. At one point we had the S &P 20 % above of that October low. So technically maybe bold market territory. I don't know how you feel about that move. But some of the data here has been very mixed in Bloomberg economics sticking to its guns forecasting a recession for the later part of this year. How do you Yeah I think Bloomberg economics is right on. All the data doesn't look so good but you of kind touched on it because the S &P is up 20%. It seems like the price action is dictating the narrative here rather than the fundamentals. So here at Frank Funds we're pretty bearish. We're pretty defensive. think We defensives are very cheap relative to the market and relative to the fundamentals we see coming down the pike but I just don't think anybody's really going to talk about it until we might get a tougher reversal here and then people kind of look for an excuse for the reversal but yeah the ISM doesn't look so good. A bunch of other economic data doesn't look so good. We have some companies saying that the consumer is weak. It's just that it's not in the price action that I don't think it's in the position yet. Yeah and then there's the Fed, right? The consensus call for next week's meeting is that the Fed is going to hold rates steady maybe but the options are kept open for future rate hikes later this year. Are you confident that maybe inflation will come down a little bit to have to alleviate or to give the Fed a little bit more room in trying to continue to tighten here to get inflation under control? Well, I think it's actually more of a story of do we get some other kind of macro shock here, whether it's a bank or some other financial institution perhaps needing help here that would cause the Fed to deviate from its path because if you look at the price of commodities, most commodities are showing inflation that is kind of under control and definitely going towards deflation. So, I'm not so sure the Fed of going on a diet with your left hand and eating vegetables, but your right hand, the fiscal policy is eating donuts still. So, there's a whole lot of stimulus still baked in the cake there and that's kind of elongating the cycle. Yeah, I think the Fed, the markets are saying the Fed's going to pause. I think that's what the Fed will do, but I'm not so confident in their backbone, you know, saying higher for longer if there's some other kind of shock to the system. Hmm, it's interesting. I mean, you could make the case that the jawboning that the Fed does is really a lot of its kind of responsibility or the way in which it works perhaps equally to raise interest rates. One of the things that I was struck by today, the weakness in chipmakers, this was really a story about Intel. Now we know that Apple is pretty much fully migrated from using Intel -based chips for the MacBook Pros. So if you take a look, closer a look at what was happening within the semiconductor complex, Nvidia was only down about a half of one percent. So far this year, this stock is up 168 percent. I hate to use the term bubble. was It thrown around today in the newsroom a little bit, whether or not this stock is kind of in bubble territory. have an Do you opinion on Nvidia and perhaps more broadly on the AI move that we have seen? A lot of the companies like Nvidia that have benefited from the enthusiasm around artificial intelligence? Oh, absolutely, Doug. I kind of grew up, started investing in the original tech bubble in the late 1990s there, and there's a lot of things that rhyme in this environment. So, yes, AI is an amazing leap forward, and Nvidia seems to be the number one position there. It was an incredible earnings report. I don't think I've ever seen a company guide that much higher than analyst expectations. It truly was an amazing earnings report, but it really me back to Microsoft in the late 1990s. Just a total dominant position that everybody sees and everybody knows, but over the 10 years from 2000 to 2010, Microsoft actually lost 40 % of its value while they doubled their operating income. So I would say as a value guy, valuation matters here. Nvidia very well could double its operating income or more in the next 10 years, but trading at 30 times sales, you might have to do more than that to justify the price here. so I don't know if it's a bubble, but it's certainly the bar is set extraordinarily high for these companies and the excitement is already in the valuation by far. So if you're a value guy, I'm wondering whether or not you want to look offshore particularly to a market in Asia like China. Does that interest you at all? I mean looking for value overseas? Looking for value overseas interests me, but perhaps not China just because of the heavy handedness there and you know, I'd much rather have companies that you know are more reporting in gap and filing with the SEC. So we tap the ADR market in the frank value fund. We have Coca Cola FEMSA, which is a company. Mexican It's the largest distributor of Coke in the world. I think there's a lot of value there. The Mexican currency has up held very well against the US dollar even last year. That was one of the main drivers why our fund was positive last year while stocks were extremely negative. And we're also finding value in other emerging markets as well. But again, the it's in ADR market because this is one of the oldest instruments that doesn't get talked about a lot. These companies are filing with the SEC and many
Jan Jekielek Tells Us About the Epoch Times
"You're being kind to your host Jan, but I am glad you are acquiescing to my perfect British pronunciation of the word epoch when it comes to epoch times. I don't know why some of your colleagues say epic. Tell us about epoch times because I think it's been around for a long time, but it has exploded. I would say, maybe, you know, along with president Trump getting serious on China. Last 5 or 6 years has been a flourishing for your organization. Tell us a little bit about it. Well, absolutely. And so the reason I started working with epoch times back in the day, as I was mentioning earlier, no one, no media wanted to touch negative stories about China or the Chinese communist party. Big paid inserts from the Chinese government. That's what they're going to FT and the Washington they would take money to have those big insert payment ads, in fact. And there was a lot of that. And then there was a lot of not reporting on some of the really, really harsh realities that it wouldn't be to wasn't hard to find. Meanwhile, epoch times, epoch times was founded in the year 2000 to expose the Chinese Communist Party. And what it was doing. Yes, falun gong practitioners were among the founders. And it was exactly in this context. There wasn't really information that was credible. They started in Chinese language in Atlanta. These are Chinese Americans that started this. The John Tong, our founder, he had been in the student movement in 89, right? Tiananmen Square massacre. It was associated with that. And but in 99, he thought, hey, I can actually I'm going to free country. I can actually start a website and tell the truth, not just in America, but to China itself. And this little website exploded, of course, because people gravitate very naturally. I think people inherently want to know the truth. Some people, sometimes you don't want to know the truth, but a lot of the time you do want to know the truth, right? And especially when it's hidden from you. So it started there 2003, the English edition began 2005, my wife and I, we started working with them in capacity. We were so I had worked on the UN side of I had worked on the NGO side of the UN trying to help folks, right? And I came up with regards to China. With regards with regards to China exactly. And so I was in the human rights field, right? And we ended up deciding to do direct work, basically supporting Chinese refugees. Some of which, the incredible stories, they had walked out of China through Vietnam through the golden triangle to Thailand through this amazing underground railroad that had been formed. We started working with that. And they had an incredible story. And we wanted to tell their stories
"tiananmen square" Discussed on WTOP
"A disaster declaration to bring in federal assistance. Federal regulators took control of the Silicon Valley bank on Friday. The downward spiral began Wednesday after the bank reported its sold a $21 billion bond portfolio at a $1.8 billion loss. This is CBS News correspondent Michael George. The sudden collapse of Silicon Valley bank on Friday is the biggest bank failure since the 2008 financial crisis. But equity research analyst Alexander joachim says, this is not the time to push the panic button. The most banks I do think will be okay. I think banks are very specialized. They definitely need to take this very seriously. The FDIC FDIC says anyone with insured deposits will be able to access that money on Monday morning. The worry for some of these tech startups if they can't access their money that could lead to workers not being paid. Three former organizers of Hong Kong's annual vigil and remember to the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro democracy protests are going to jail. They were given four and a half months today for failing to provide authorities with information on the group under a national security law. The three were arrested in 2021 during a crackdown on the city's pro democracy movement following massive protests more than three years ago. We're learning more about that D.C. health link hack. The district's healthcare marketplace is over 56,000 customers, including hill staff, and members of Congress may have had their data stolen. CBS congressional correspondent Scott McFarland has more on this. We're at a time where it may be members of Congress are getting threats. Many staffers in Congress are getting threats. There's this added level of personal security concern to go along with this data breach. Personal information taken in the breach includes social security numbers, birthdays, and more. The agency has encouraged users to take precautionary measures to protect their credit. Coming up in money news after traffic and weather will get into why the markets had a down week, and then we'll tell you about a surge in the number of dogs that are showing up in local shelters. It's 9 36. Man, this is a nice truck. Yeah, check this out
"tiananmen square" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"David Weston from Bloomberg radio. Easy does it, whether it's fed rate hikes or China letting up on COVID restrictions or steering clear of a rail strike. This is Bloomberg Wall Street week. I'm David Westin. This week special contributor Larry summers on the jobs numbers and chair Powell's take on inflation. Mike are of Ares management on the remarkable growth in private credit. Private credit has ended the out when rates are going up. And Tom montag and Anne finucane on their new TPG venture into the world of carbon credits. We saw an opportunity to improve the whole market. It was a week of searching for the happy medium, as China began the week in an uproar over COVID restrictions, put in perspective by former U.S. ambassador to China. Gary Locke. This is clearly the worst since Tiananmen Square. But things ended the week a bit more calm for China. After authorities signaled some easing in the COVID policy as urged by World Bank president, David malpass. I think they could use a recalibration more targeting of their lockdowns. We started the week with a looming rail strike. But President Biden and Congress sought to calm things down by stepping in and imposing a deal on the parties. The U.S. House is passing the bill to avert the strike by those freight rail workers. And consumers seem to be seeking their own happy medium as they started their holiday shopping. It was kind of muted Black Friday. It was solid customer traffic overall, but not strong. All of which brought us to fed chair Powell, who struck a balance or at least tried to between raising rates too much and not raising them enough. We need to raise interest rates to a level that is sufficiently restrictive to return inflation to 2%. There is considerable uncertainty about what rate will be sufficient. But then the U.S.
"tiananmen square" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"I'm Bonnie Quinn. This week. You know, it's always easy to tell what the bottom looks like after the fact. And it always feels like there's something waiting in the wings. Barry riddles on the last 11 months and markets and what we may not know may be coming. History cautions strongly against prematurely loosening policy. Despite some promising developments, we have a long way to go in restoring price stability. We also review the year in fed decisions and previewed 2023 Central Bank choices. But first to China. Visible mass anti COVID lockdown protests broke out this week in major cities and universities, after nearly three years of rolling lockdowns, I spoke with Bloomberg opinions at Clara Ferrera Marquez. Kara will obviously be seeing references to Tiananmen Square in 1989 for the foreseeable future as this continues. Are those comparisons warranted? So I think it's important to understand the context of protesting an authoritarian system and protest in China. So protesting China is actually less unusual than people think. So it does happen. It is tolerated. But in very specific circumstances, they tend to be around live these issues. The bread and butter issues where the government does allow people to go to the space. It also tends to happen within particular groups. So students, workers, I think minorities. What's spectacular about the last few days is really that all of this is happening. So all of these groups are processing at the same time united by the COVID fighter and also importantly endangered for the government. You have the livelihood issues overlapping with political issues. The very quickly the slogans you hear on the streets are not a stock mask testing. It's become a Xi Jinping step down. A very quickly. And I think that is what creates a combustible situation. I really think this comparison 1989 are very premature as a little bit hyperbolic, but easy, especially from the western point of view, to see these images on Twitter and elsewhere on social media and really jump to that. And while I wouldn't take anything away from the incredible bravery of people who were standing outside deep in the glang sheets of paper, that's a very, very difficult thing to do. And I would also highlight the small numbers are still significant in authoritarian systems in a way that a hundred people might not be much of a protest in Washington D.C. or in Paris, but it certainly is in Beijing. And I think it's really too soon to get to that sort of 1989 stage. But it is particularly striking that they are actually targeting season ping himself right after he's consolidated power and has never been in a more powerful position in China in some ways. Well, it's striking in this note. I mean, if you're highly personal, highly centralized, you're ultimately the person responsible. And I think you're the target. And I think that is both the strength and the weakness here. And it's obviously where people go in terms of attributing blame, which makes the situation dangerous. It's also what's made the COVID situation very difficult to handle because it's quite hard to be responsive and remember China was famous for responsive authoritarian system. It's very hard to be responsive when you're taking all the decisions in Beijing. Very distant from the loss of your billion people. So, and it's also very hard to modulate. So if you look at countries that have done well in their COVID responses and done well and emerging from reasonably draconian regime to manage COVID, they've done well because they have been responsive. They have done it in gradually, but surely they've managed education. There is absolutely no way that China can do that without empowering local government local officials, but he committees to some extent. And that isn't happening. The incentives of those people have not changed it is still COVID zero. How will the Communist Party and president Xi deal with this? How long will they let it go on foreign build? Because I'm sure if something isn't done, then it will continue to build. And obviously, media coverage of it and so on will build. And that's not good for she's reputation. I mean, remember, the people in China are seeing exactly what we are seeing. I suspect the government would very much like this to fizzle out. I think it is unlikely to do so without some sort of COVID response. I think they have a number of labors that they obviously exactly how they respond is the $1 million question. We do not know any of this that. I would just point out that they have a lot of people still at their disposal, including the responsible force, a response using either COVID or just police forces they used in Hong Kong in 2019, but the presidents are not good here. And all of that remains in Xi Jinping arsenal as it were. I mean, all of that remains as his disposal is not used those responses yet. I mean, they're really hoping that with a few tweets here and there, they can get it through, but I think that's quite hard to see. It's very hard to get inside his head, obviously, but I mean, what do you imagine his instinct would be? Would it be to be harsh and crack down on this in a harsh way immediately, or to respond with some kind of, as you say, COVID response, in other words, more easing, giving people what they want while they so desire, even if it means additional deaths. No, I think it is very unlikely that he will give people what they want. I mean, there is two things that I would use to frame your thinking around that. And one is that she thinks there are very few events more important than the collapse of the Soviet Union. And the way he always looked at that and he gave a famous speech at Le Mans that he came to power, the way he basically said, it collapsed because the party didn't control the military and I think his exact words are something like no one was man enough to stand up. So I think given that and given what we've seen elsewhere, his instincts are absolutely to deal with this as a repressive way. And when I say a COVID response, I actually mean exactly that. So extra lockdown extra testing, other ways of repressing people that are not police forced. I mean, you can still do that with the structures that are in place in China today. I think it would be very dangerous for somebody in his position to very quickly yield to protest because if you do that, then the message that it's sending to people is not one that I think the government will be very happy to send, which basically you protest and we give you what you want. Exactly. So is there an appetite if he does crack down in a harsher way, is there an appetite for continued protest and for hate to say it, but for people to defy his orders, no matter what that might entail. I think that really will depend on how they respond. So if you have an excessively harsh response that term trigger, as they did in Iran and as it has in other places, it can trigger more protests. But you could also have a certain Hong Kong situation where it actually does business to come down at least silence, don't deal with the discontent by any means you stop people coming out of these trades. So I don't really know how he will handle that, but I would certainly play both of those Apple. 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"tiananmen square" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"That China's entering into a new phase in the fight against COVID, whether or not it's a signal of a move away from COVID zero will be seen Beijing is looking at rolling out a fourth round of COVID vaccines. NATO secretary general warning that repeating errors made in dealing with Russia with China would be a huge mistake. Meanwhile, NATO countries are reaffirming their support for Ukraine for as long as it takes, and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov is says it is vital to avoid any kind of military confrontation between nuclear powers, even if they use conventional weapons. The U.S. House has passed a bill to end the rail strike. It goes to the Senate. Meanwhile, in the house, Hakeem Jeffries will be the new leader of the democratic caucus and China's leader following Tiananmen Square, John zanin has passed away at the age of 96. In San Francisco, I'm Ed Baxter. This is Bloomberg. Irish. Okay, thanks, Ed. Let's get back to our guest Michael concino president and portfolio manager permanent portfolio family of funds. Michael, tell us about garpo growth that have reasonable price how, well, that's so difficult to just get right. It is especially in an environment like this. The equity market is certainly cheaper than it has been previously. This rally notwithstanding. But there's also a reason for it. Earning estimates have come down. There was some froth in some of the valuations, especially higher priced price to sales type stocks and certain industries. And so it's more attractive, but there's also macro concerns out there that still really haven't gone away despite this rally. This rally is not really one based on fundamentals. It's based on monetary policy or potential monetary policy and expected effects from that policy. More than anything fundamentally and the economy is running into some headwinds, I think. So this may be short lived with more pain to come next year. We just don't know. But we still haven't seen the impact of all these rate hikes. The geo the geopolitical environment globally is not good right now. And you have likely recessions and a lot of places, including possibly the U.S.. And so I think investors need to be careful. So Michael is the real bet still then does the fed pull this off. They've made a lot of rate hikes and there's a lot that's kind of in the channel. If they went too far and we have a recession, then these rallies now will go away. Is that what you bet on or do you bet on, do you get opportunistic here? Well, I mean, you're always opportunistic, but I think it really depends on what they're after. I still hear 2% inflation being thrown around and maybe a terminal rate of 5% or four and a half and maybe we'll sit there for a while. It certainly makes sense to scale back a little bit and wait and see what happens as the effect of this very aggressive raising rate campaign occurred this year. We still don't know the impact of that. However, my own view is that inflation should come down, yes, because we're not flooding the economy with money anymore. And supply chain issues are getting resolved. And material inflation is coming down a little bit. Labor, we just don't know based on the inconsistent numbers between jobs available and people working in the mobility of labor, et cetera, et cetera. So we don't know what's happening there. But I suspect that inflation may come down more stubbornly and it may not go down to 2%. It may be 5, 6, 4%, in which case, depending on what you want your money monetary policy to be, is four and a half to 5% fed funds appropriate or it's still too loose. We just don't know yet. So I think there's a lot of uncertainty there that still needs to be ironed out. But certainly the market, it would especially equity investors and bond investors today. Took this as good news that maybe the aggressive nature of the hikes of slowing down and we're going to adopt more wait and see. I think they'd be crazy to cut and I hope they're not cutting any time soon. That gets herky jerky and it reminds me of the 1970s. So I can not want to see that. She must be finding with the uncertainty that is out there that there is probably some very good investment grade or perhaps just sort of top end of the high yield space opportunities. While there certainly is in the bond market, we've been looking at all right, we run very low duration in the last couple of years. So we've been able to take advantage of the higher rates quicker than maybe some other people on the Bond side and we paid attention to balance sheets that we're all investment grade. So we're certainly seeing opportunities all over the map in terms of corporate credits. The question there will be at what point do you start to lengthen duration? And I think anybody that's involved in bonds is looking at that issue. On the equity side, there's always opportunities. And I think it's just more stop specific. It's more industry specific. There are areas that we're long-term investors. So we think more broadly in multiple year periods. So I see some industry groups like the energy like the materials and commodities that really have a great macro story out there, but you're going to have to be patient and live through some volatility and maybe not things going in one direction. Financials
"tiananmen square" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Coming out saying that omo con infections appear to be less severe South Africa studies a big one today Saying that in the fourth wave of infections that their 80% less likely to be hospitalized so they say very very good news The less severe U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments from the Biden vaccine mandates Two of the rules hearing expedited basis will start January 7th Pfizer's COVID-19 pill has gained clearance for emergency use in the U.S. for high risk patients CDC director doctor Rochelle Walensky says very good thing but the vaccination is the first course of action New York recording record one day case number California mandates booster for healthcare workers and double testing for kids before they go back to school UK is now reporting over 100,000 new cases in a 24 hour period for the first time up from 20,000 week to week Spain will introduce mandatory face mask outdoors China's president Xi Jinping according to the government has told Hong Kong chief executive Carrie lam that the city is excuse me developing in a good direction Donald Trump excuse me Donald Trump says he's very appreciative that president Joe Biden credited his administration in the vaccine effort and Brian just thinking out loud here What we're talking about is less severity of cases is I wonder when will go to really starting to count now hospitalizations as opposed to cases of cases are going to be high but hospitalizations may not follow along Yes and obviously the implications of a lot of cases is more antibodies out there in people So there's a lot to ponder really here And we still don't have that much data I suppose in the next few weeks more and more will be available Let's hope for some good news All right the time now ten minutes before the top of the hour just 9 minutes before the top of the hour and it's time for the media review So just looking at the story from the local press workers have curtained office sculpture commemorating the victims of the massacre at Tiananmen Square back in 1989 It's the pillar of shame that has been at the university of Hong Kong for a couple of decades and workers were believed to be dismantling it that comes two months after campus chiefs had ordered its removal The pillar of shame was put together by Danish artist Jen's Gaussian and it was surrounded by huge white curtains and yellow plastic hoardings at about ten 30 last night We understand that it's in the process of happening It may or may not fully be out at the moment but there were workers in safety helmets seen around the sculpture last evening a mobile crane standing by A couple of other stories here the 21st century business Herald in China says Alibaba's cloud computing unit was temporarily suspended as a partner of a government Internet security program Alibaba was suspended because it failed to report a bug in time Two weeks ago reports its surface that the software had a bug that would allow remote hackers to make changes to target devices And from the South China morning post that China would be wrong to write off the United States The warning comes from a former party researcher jeong baijia he's an ex deputy chief of the party history research center and he says the U.S. role as global leader may be declining but it is resilient and it usually bounces back So interesting warning here that China should be careful about an inward shift And that's a look at the media 8 minutes before the top of the hour was shot Absolutely and it's 7 52 at the moment in the evening on Wall Street And we're going to be checking in now with Bloomberg opinion that we're joined by opinion columnist fei fei and who's writing about how rapid test can save Christmas if you can find them Welcome to the show fake So we've got to test but not all of them are equal are they No there are lots of different kinds of tests right now people here in the U.S. are scrambling to get any kind of test I was just talking to some friends who said they have been at a party and somebody got COVID and they wanted to get a test but they couldn't find one And yes the rapid tests are the ones everybody's excited about now Well exactly but again you know these rapid tests antigen tests I guess What are they really compared with Yeah When you ask the scientists whether there's any way you can compare their effectiveness they say well not really because you're actually measuring different things with the PCR test you're just measuring have you been infected and it actually will test positive quite a long time after your infectious and after you feel better because it's measuring these little tiny fragments of viral RNA but the antigen test is really considered a test that's good for telling you whether you are infectious to other people at that time So if you take it right before a gathering you are less likely to be carrying it Well isn't the danger that you can have people who are tested and then because they are asymptomatic perhaps or they have a very low viral load It doesn't show up but in two days time when they may be seeing an elderly relative who would be in the high risk category that it may well mean that the viral load is gone up and that that person is actually a spreader Exactly And that's why I think that there's a big problem with education about these tests that you'd want to take another test You'd want to take the test right before you visited that elderly person You wouldn't want to take it two days before That's really the main benefit of rapid tests that you can buy them in the drug store and keep them in your bathroom and use one right before you want to visit somebody or is the PCR test You're lucky if you could get that within a few days of the event So it's really at the timing of it that is its major benefit Yeah absolutely And rapid home antigen Tesla you get these results immediately and he said what's the problem with the HD test in terms of distribution and their supply because it does seem as though it's pretty difficult to get them even though there is a pledge to have something like 500 million of them sent to people's homes Yeah I think it took a long time to convince the public health community that they would be useful In fact there was a guy I interviewed last year Michael Mina who used to be at Harvard then he left to work with a company that's trying to develop these tests He was pushing for this but other people said well they're not as accurate as PCR So they might not be useful And it was really pushed for the other merits of these tests So they just weren't really appreciated And then they were regulated as a medical diagnostic which meant they went through a lot of testing more sort of testing and they were held up a lot longer because of that if they were regulated as a public health apparently there's a public health screening tool as they have been in some other countries They could have been distributed a lot faster and the cost would have been passed on to people here They are very expensive About that But I suppose you know you could perhaps look at some of those tracing apps that were around their contact tracing They were on a lot of them But they scaled back quite a lot of those now So you know what does one do This one can ring up every friend that you've been in contact with and try and tell them that well just be careful get tested Yeah and it's gotten really complicated with a because it's so.
"tiananmen square" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"For the latest world news good morning Good morning Carolina thank you In the U.S. the house has passed a bill targeting China over alleged human rights abuses Bloomberg's at Baxter has the story The bill to punish China over Uyghur oppression This goes further than what's already in place It will put sanctions on all goods that come from the Xinjiang region which has large manufacturing capabilities It also would require Homeland Security to create a list of entities collaborating with the Chinese government in the repression It now goes to the Senate China is expected to react very strongly In San Francisco I'm at Baxter Bloomberg daybreak Europe And the Financial Times reports that the U.S. will blacklist sense time on an investment just on the day that it's set to price its Hong Kong IPO over Xinjiang In a Hong Kong a court handed media tycoon Jimmy lie another guilty ruling He was convicted for his role in a vigil last year for victims of the Tiananmen Square crackdown He pleaded not guilty The founder of the pro democracy Apple daily newspaper this is 7 years in prison for the charge He's already serving 20 months in jail for his role in anti government protests President Joe Biden said the U.S. and some of its NATO allies are planning a meeting with Russia aimed at deescalating tensions over Ukraine The move comes after Biden says he threatened president Vladimir Putin with consequences should Russia invade Ukraine.
"tiananmen square" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Hong Kong sculpture that was done by a Dane It commemorates the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown Well it's still standing at the university of Hong Kong and that is in the face of some demands What all those demands let's get to add Baxter He's got the news from the 9 60 news room Yeah the man's make it significant Brian And as well the fact that it's past the deadline which was 5 o'clock yesterday The university had ordered the two ton pillar of shame to be removed by 5 P yesterday but still up the university says working with related parties to handle it and how legal and reasonable manner that pro democracy alliance had owned at his disbanded the message of the sculpture of bodies fused together had brought criticisms under the Beijing national security law So we are awaiting the next move New York City says a vaccine mandate is working for healthcare workers The city says only a small reduction in staff the governor says 3% That includes those terminated for not complying And the head of the virus task force doctor Jeffrey Sein says this should apply to the entire workforce According to economist at Goldman Sachs vaccination requirements could help return up to 5 million workers into the labor force As people feel safer going back to the workplace And the head of the CDC doctor Rochelle Walensky says the same should apply to schools as far as masks are concerned In this Arizona studies schools without a mask requirement were three and a half times likelier to have a COVID-19 outbreak than schools that require not Yeah well let's get a respiratory illness season as quickly approaching She says every safeguard should be in place very simple things like vaccination and masks Bill Gates whose foundation is focused on the fight against the pandemic says the government and industry leaders need to get serious about increasing vaccine making capacity So they can respond faster to the future He says the world should have the goal of being able to make and deliver enough vaccines for everyone on the planet within 6 months of detecting a potential pandemic India is building a stockpile of COVID vaccine doses 250 million shots prepared three more vaccines under development China's president Xi Jinping says the nation needs to address issues related to its aging population by boosting innovation and stepping up fiscal support IE more efforts to improve the social security system and elderly instruction to governments and officials This is a chinois report and China has begun administering booster shots to older and high risk people older is over 60 and high risk begins with frontline workers And still on health the U.S. FDA and that's a globally We should watch The U.S. FDA has issued new guidelines on salt HHS secretary Javier becerra says voluntary reduction by food processors first Much better at knowing what we're doing when it comes to the food we've been seeing That means thinking about the food we eat Or better put the food we don't Yeah I knew guidelines of ice 14 years and under approximately 2300 milligrams per day becerra says the average now is 3400 milligrams I want to go back and check myself 14 years and older yet That's what I said Okay In San Francisco I met Baxter This is Bloomberg Brian All right Thanks very much That 8 minutes passed the hour Our guest is James Devante managing director and chief investment officer at center asset management James looking at the price action today It seems like a little change in mindset here maybe I want to get your opinion on this So not only do investors show that they've pretty much discounted the taper getting started next month or by December But also that as inflation is such a serious problem now and everybody knows it that maybe they feel a lot more comfortable with a hawkish fed Well let's not call it hawk Okay I'm more hawkish more hawkish fed Sorry I knew the second I said that I said uh oh here he goes Well I mean let's remember that basically I mean interest rates on a real perspective that is after inflation across the curve from treasury bills all the way out to 30 year bond or in significant negative territory And if you look at just simply the purchases by the fed they have been running by the fed is essentially the majority owner now of ten to 20 year treasury bonds So to the extent that there will be potentially tapering in terms of their purchases I think you have to don't lose sight of the fact that there's a supply demand issue And what I mean by that is that the growth in fiscal deficits increasing with no political will by either political party in the U.S. reverse course means that the treasury or the fed excuse me is going to have to continue to be handcuffed and I hate to say it but operate as a de facto subsidiary The Treasury Department for the foreseeable future Let's talk about the asset price inflation and how it can affect assets I guess where you will see opportunity if we do see inflation linger Well I think our view has been stagflation was potentially a risk and we voice concerned about that over a year ago It wasn't because we were focusing on the fed and money creation and how that was making its way into financial assets and so forth What we're really doing is looking at the supply side And what it means specifically by that is that if you look at a lot of the basic industries and including energy materials and other places one of the things that we noticed and called out was the fact using very simple financial analysis is that if you look to the asset replacement ratio is just as a capital expenditures divided by depreciation for almost all of the companies within those sectors they were running at less than 50% meaning that there was incredible supply destruction basically going on in most of the companies that were providing basic industries and commodities to the global economy and essentially as you had economies revert back to somewhat normal pre-pandemic levels of demand to supply demand curve just simply shifted over so the prices would move higher So.
Hong Kong Arrests Pro-Democracy Leaders Behind Tiananmen Vigil
"Several members of one of hong kong's pro democracy groups have been arrested over accusations of foreign collusion. The hong kong alliance is well known in the city for its role in organizing an annual vigil for victims of the deadly nineteen eight thousand nine tiananmen square. Crackdown
"tiananmen square" Discussed on KQED Radio
"FM in San Francisco at 89.3 FM in Sacramento. This is morning edition from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin and I'm Noel King. Good morning. Today. China's Communist Party starts celebrations for its 1/100 birthday The country has been hosting party history lessons and in the capital of Beijing this morning, the party through itself of Birthday parade. NPR's Emily Fang is in Beijing. Hi, Emily. Good morning. Just even that little bit of sound is extraordinary. What did you see today in Beijing? China kicked off a big performance in Tiananmen Square in the center of the city. There are hundreds of singing Children, some of whom you heard in the midst of those bear tones. They had artillery fire. They had flying pigeons. But the real centrepiece with Chinese leader Xi Jinping speech, he delivered it in front of the imperial Forbidden City, flanked by other leaders wearing Western suits, But she was the only one wearing a gray mouse suit, and he made an hour long speech about why this 100 year old party is still needed today in China. Jungle. Me? Yeah, every infusions that surely, he said the Chinese people will never allow any foreign forces to bully oppressed or enslave us. Anyone who dares will have their heads cracked and their blood will flow before the steel great wall built with the flesh and blood of 1.4 billion Chinese people. These are really strong words. Yes, And that's because the party central animals over the last century has always been what it calls the great rejuvenation, making China strong again so it cannot be controlled by foreign powers. Normally, this is not the same Communist party that China had in 1921 for so very many reasons. What are what are the big changes over the last 100 years? Well, when you think about it, the party is a very anachronistic thing. It began as a Revolutionary party, and it was founded at a time when China was clawing its way out of an imperial dynastic system, and it was overwhelmingly rural farmers. But since then, the parties had to transform itself into a governing force. It's built its own schools to train members. It's put party cells in businesses and organizations abroad to extend its influence. So it's not just a political party. It's the Actual fabric through which all political powers threaded in in China. And then how does that work Because China has a president and a premier who run the country, China also has a party chairman and millions of party cadres. How do they interact? Right that you have the party and the new of the government. In some ways, they're parallel bit. In most ways, the party is above the actual government. So she Jinping is president. But his far more important title is party chairman and under him. We've seen this incredible resurgence of the Communist Party in all facets of life. It is the guiding force that is behind and in many ways above the government. That channels resources towards ends. It decides on that are supposed to help most citizens, for example, at containing a coronavirus pandemic, but because it sits behind everything that's also created this ongoing tension between wanting absolute control. And being pressured to liberalise. Here's Tianyuan, who was once a senior editor at a big party run paper. Touch yourself, so you could go to good trends and they don't go to deliver. He describes the party like the patriarch of a traditional Chinese family. Everything this man says goes if you respect him, he gives you some favors. But if you cross him, he banishes you from the party. And today, one of the biggest challenges that remains is making sure this party run autocracy as efficient and responsive because modern China has always had this problem where local and top level.
"tiananmen square" Discussed on TalkRadio 630 KHOW
"Has grown to half a million dollars. In the past half hours. So the Georgia Republican Party has passed a resolution to censure kind of official admonishment or condemnation of secretary of the state. Brad Raffensperger, who called out President Trump for Unfounded allegations of voter fraud body of one miner has been founded a small coal mine in the northern Mexico border state. This is ABC News. Stopping observances but failing to stop the memories. 32 years after the Chinese government cracked down on student protesters in Tiananmen Square, the world marked the event even as Beijing sought to prevent any acknowledgement of the anniversary, while vigils were permitted in Hong Kong. In the past events were abandoned parks locked down for the second year in a row. ABC is Julia McFarland powder ruling The Supreme Court is leaving in place a $2 billion verdict in favor of women who say they developed ovarian cancer after you. Johnson and Johnson's talc products. The company argued that it was not treated fairly. In one trial involving 22 sufferers a be seized area Aldinger studying to see if climate change will affect banks, The Federal Reserve Making farmers blue scientists affiliated with the University of Maine found the temperatures of the state's iconic blueberry fields are warming faster than in the rest of the state. And they're afraid that could imperil the Berries and the livelihoods of farmers who raised them. A BCS Brian Clark, Chuck Sivertsen ABC News these days. Physical distance can keep us safe and healthy but emotional distance constraint. Relationships, especially of drugs or alcohol are involved. If substance use or addiction is creating.
Hong Kong commemorates Tiananmen Square Massacre despite crackdown
"Square crackdown all entrances to Victoria Park, where the main vigil is normally held with barricaded, But hundreds of people instead created a procession around the park with the lights on their phones and candles. Clinician ABC NEWS Hong Kong, A group
Microsoft's Bing Temporarily Blocked Searches of Tiananmen Square 'Tank Man' Image
"Microsoft has been rebuked after its search engine Bing blocked results for the query tank Man. The request normally finds the iconic image of a man defying tanks after the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing. Director of Human Rights Watch tweeted that Microsoft Action on the anniversary of the crackdown in Beijing was
Microsoft’s Bing Briefly Blocked ‘Tank Man’ on Tiananmen Anniversary
"Has been criticized after its search engine Bing blocked results for the query tank Man on the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. The request normally finds the iconic image of the man defying Chinese army tanks in Beijing in 1989.
"tiananmen square" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Her and talk about this latest development in the best case, um don't forget. I mean, this is the anniversary. Not only of the lead up to The D Day invasion, which is Sunday. Now this is also The anniversary of the massacre in Tiananmen Square. Back in 1989. 1989 Tiananman Square. It's interesting. Because Um the what? What we've got here. His people rebelling. Against Dictatorship against communism against the totalitarian state. Think about that. What symbol do they adopt when they do that? In Tiananmen in the center of Tiananmen Square as the students were protesting You know what they had? Statue. Of The Statue of Liberty. They created their own. They created their own. Think about that. Why would they pick? I mean, if we're so terrible If we're so terrible Um Why Why would they pick that symbol? You know why? Because we're the last great hope for the world. In Hong Kong. In Hong Kong. Right now. They have People under arrest. For planning a protest. Protest. Marking the anniversary of what happened in Tiananmen Square. That's what China is doing. They're arresting the people who have organized it. China was given back Hong Kong from the British And it was with the agreement that the British Um Ask the Chinese To allow Hong Kong To have some autonomy. That has since not happened. You've seen what's been going on prior to covid what was happening there. The crackdowns and the Chinese have used the cover of Covid to crack down more on Hong Kong. They don't keep their word. You know, in a time when in this country we are discussing Colonialism, imperialism, black lives matter all of this. The Chinese Committing currently all the sins. That happened in the past in this country. And then we took great steps and blood. To reform. But in China Nope. And yet, I don't see people marching in the streets over here. About it. Oh, I see some You'll see the prime Minister of East Turkistan. And the prime minister came on this show Prime Minister in exile talking about the, um The genocide of the weaker people. And also the Kazakh ethnic minorities. You see that? Meanwhile, Meanwhile, What's happening. Nothing. Nothing over here. Nothing. When do we wake up? When do people in this country wake up and say, Hmm. Yeah. You know all that stuff we're talking about that goes on over here. Uh, it's really going on over in China. What makes me the most upset about this? Is the fact that when our secretary of state the new secretary of state under Joe Biden. Went to Alaska. For that for discussions with the Chinese. Do you know what they did? They sat there at that table. Said to us how dare you talk to us about human rights? Look what you're doing in your country. Police are going around and indiscriminately killing young black men. You have systematic racism in your country. You have white supremacy. What did they do? They were Gourgeon stated everything that the radical left in this country and they're really not the radical left anymore. Cause they're mainstream. When critical race theory is taught in elementary schools. That's not radical anymore. I mean, yes, we can classify the theory is radical. But it's mainstream as far as as far as the left is concerned, as far as the education systems are concerned, as far as corporate America is concerned. We've all got a cow tout a critical race theory. The Chinese through us right back in our faces. And yet, look at them. Look at what they're doing. They actually have concentration camps. We've heard from a woman. Who was a doctor. Who was forced to work in one of those concentration camps. As a teacher. She talked about how young healthy people were marked with a red X And that meant their organs were going to be harvesting and they disappeared. These, um Turkistan, ethnic minorities, Kazakh ethnic minorities. That's what's going on in China. We're gonna Mark um d day. The anniversary of D Day. 77th anniversary of D Day on Sunday. If I went out On the street right now. And asked 10 people under the age of 30. I'll even say 35. If D day was the right thing to do. You know that the majority of them would say, I don't really think so. Didn't I tell you about the the survey? Of young people that asked them whether or not it was reasonable for us to fight in World War two and over a third of them said No. I don't third speak Japanese. What does that third speak Japanese because they would be, uh, either Japanese or German. Um If you watch what is it? The man in the high castle is that, uh, I watched. Yeah. I watched the first two seasons on Netflix. Yes. If you believe that, you know it works under the scenario that That we lost World War two and the East Coast is run by the Germans. The West Coast is run by the Japanese and then in the middle of the country. It's kind of no man's land. That's actually how the left treats this, um, treats the country when you think about it. But That's what we're dealing with here. Today. There are people behind bars. In Hong Kong. Because they wanted to mark The anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. With protests. They're behind bars. There will be no recognition of it in China. There will be no recognition of the dead. Those who were tortured those who ended up in work camps and were worked to death. No, there will be no recognition of it. There will be no recognition of what China is doing right now. None. But yet China will throw back in our faces. All of this self loathing. I said for a very long time in order to be a member of the left now. You have to hate this country. It is self loathing. Think about The the individuals. The those who virtue signal the white suburban women who are probably the biggest advocates for black lives matter. Defund the police all of this crap. Talk about self loathing. Like, really. You hate yourself that much. That's why you believe in the Marxist principles of black lives matter. And yet you won't say a word about China. LeBron James. The corporations, not a word, John Cena. What? A what A what A giant P word. He is. I'm so sorry. I said the Taiwan was a country It is a country John. Oh, I see. It's going to affect your so for China to take over the world. They don't need any guns. They just need to pay us all off, right makes sense. Mike Armstrong. When we return you're listening to the chimp Alito Show your safe space. New evidence. Covid 19 originated from China's cover up directly led to this crisis, Given the intelligence community 90 days. What did happen in January 6th. Senate.
Remembering the Tiananmen Square Crackdown
"Which came 32 years ago today, when hundreds possibly thousands, died when China's Communist Party had used the People's Liberation Army to put a bloody end to the student led pro democracy protests. 1989. The date is always a flashpoint and nowhere is this more sensitive than the restive region of Hong Kong. Already a prominent pro democracy activist, Xiao Hong Kong, has been arrested by police there for promoting unauthorized assembly. The authorities say this year's event has been banned due to covid social distancing restrictions. Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents would normally packed Victoria Park in a late night vigil. The BBC's Danny Vincent has this report from Hong Kong. For more than three decades. Ivy lie has marked every anniversary of the June 4th crackdown. She keeps copies of newspaper articles from that day under her bed, she does not forget. Hong Kong is the only place on Chinese soil that officially commemorates those that died in 1989. When the Army opened fire on pro democracy protesters. It's murder. It's a bloody massacre of Tiananmen Square. This year, the police have banned an annual visual marking the day they threatened to imprison anyone who defies covid 19 restrictions. Ivy becomes emotional at the thought of not being able to attend. Activists believe the pandemic is being used as an excuse to silence dissent. That the which, over the years I think that not being able to go to Victoria Park, Hong Kong people will be very upset. Yeah.
"tiananmen square" Discussed on The Signal
"tiananmen square" Discussed on The Signal
"After the tiananmen square massacre of nineteen. Ninety nine. that had been organized. The service have been organized by bob. Hawke who is about to speak. This is the host of abc's new podcast china. If you're listening i'm young. Men and women was sprayed with bullets crushed by tanks at this point. Bob hawke has rid six paragraphs of a prepaid speech that he had written. But this point he does something strange. Which is he puts his prepared speech down the podium in front of him on the lectern and then picks up a separate piece of paper and begins to read from that report to us tiananmen troops. Who first arrived attempted to drive away. Last warning was given the students prepared to lead but within five minutes the anti personnel carriers. The twenty seventh ended the square firing machine. Guns is like time footsoldiers win through the square by or shooting. Anybody who is still alive but this stage t's have formed in bob hawke's is and you can see that he's finding it difficult to read these these words. I had orders that nobody in the square be sped children young girls. Slaughtered is mercilessly as many wounded soldiers. Mother units they anti personnel carriers and tanks then ren backwards forwards over the bodies of the slide until they were reduced to pulp after which bulldozers moved in to push the remains into piles which within incinerated by troops with flame throwers but the stage. Bob haughey's is openly crying. Era tears running down his nose dripping onto the page in front of him thousands of being killed and injured victims of the latest ship. That seems determined to hang onto the reins of power at any cost. An awful human cost but the thing about all of that is as far as we can tell. Almost none of that is true. China's track record on human rights has long been disputed and as we just heard we in australia have always got our facts. Rot ada today. We're digging into one crucial part of that. History and unearthing new information about what australian officials thought they knew about the tiananmen square massacre in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine and how they filled in the gaps. I'm steven smiley. And today on the signal. What really happened in beijing. That jane how australia respond and thirty two years on. What does it reveal about us about china. Hello steven I am matt bevin. I am the host and writer of china. If you listening formally america if you listening firmly. Russia review listening. Lots of your sister. Podcast and what a wonderful sister. She is now in the second episode of your podcast. You look particularly at at china's record on human rights and you look in depth at one incident that i think everybody will have heard of if will remember the cnn square massacre. Can you just set a scene in the late. eighties china. What was happening. What were the factors that contributed to this incident. Yeah well you say everybody's heard of this. In fact one of the things that we explore in the episode is the fact that a lot of chinese people haven't really heard of this and don't know about what has happened in nineteen ninety nine but it was you know one of the most important events of the twentieth century. Essentially after a period of opening up in sense brought on by government change following the era that the death of chairman mao zedong in nineteen seventy six china's saw a decade or so of opening up of increasing liberalization of more speech more books understanding of the world and that sort of thing and chinese people and chinese students began to be interested in increased democratization of their of their country. Not necessarily turning the chinese system into a full blown democracy but at least having more accountability of the government and this boiled over in nine hundred ninety nine. When protests began in the main central square a of beijing tiananmen square by the early is at least one hundred thousand people had swarmed into the vas vast tiananmen square the biggest pro democracy protests in china in over a decade. A million people eventually were there protesting for about a month and a half. At which point the government on the night of the third of june nineteen thousand nine synteen the military to end the protests essentially but if the students settled down for the night truckloads of police were moving into position behind this graph. The threat of massive confrontation evacuated all western journalists from square. They were.
"tiananmen square" Discussed on KHVH 830AM
"Now. All right, All right. This'll, uh, an example. Of morning, Dr Music that Bob Marley mud on this morning on my six minute commute. Enjoyed 1.5 songs but still Love Marlow. My gosh, Just the best. All right. It is a 9 49 in the morning 5 to 1 83 83. If you want to give a call some of the other stuff I had planned for you. Is that I mentioned China, reversing the one child policy. When we visited there, We tried to ask questions while we were touring and we could We tried to ask questions about Tiananmen Square. While we were standing in the square. We could Any controversial issue was not discussed out in the open. The only time we could get together with Jack and have a conversation. Was when we were on the riverboat in And isolated room that seriously. Would not do it. Because There is And I'm the presents. Of the Chinese government in the lives of every single of the billions of people that live there. So the China No. One child policy. I mentioned before, when there was conversation about Morgan Freeman in regard to there must be a middle class in order for there to be. A vibrant economy. Is that one of the reasons why China is now expanding. Allow it. Well at the outset. Ostensibly The issue was We have so many we do not have enough. There was no system in place in the invocation of what John Child policy. For the government to support then hundreds of millions. When it was a purely virtual, purely Communistic endeavor. But as you know, president, a China is just as much an economic power is anybody, including us, if not more so. They have the ability And so with a shift, the one child policy comes to an end. Now. Are there other reasons of explanations more than likely yet? That's what we have before us now. I taught a bit with Dr Ellen in regard to flu influenza in Hawaii. Take a look at the story in the Red Star Property Tizer today. And come up with your own. Discernment in decisions. In regard to the story of the presence of the flu. The laugh. Of the presence. And the reformation of the data relating. To the number of cases. Visa VI death. Attributable to the flu. Take a look at it and let me know what you think. Because it Absolutely is a parallel. What is taking place with Cove? It It's about information, the source of information, the quality the integrity. The veracity of what you're being told. How often do we ever question the methodology? Or 500. People have passed away from Coronavirus. Does anybody just said How do you know? Do you know it was the vital And how And who Get in. We're in an area. We're interpretation supersede science. Because science may be the portal. Once you enter there necessarily is not going to be Absolutely. Rarely is However, imperfections were put in place. And recognized and accepted. That led to the economic and social decimation of this state. I know that the new cycle is all about tourism is back..
Organizers Lose Appeal to Hold Tiananmen Vigil in Hong Kong
"Organizer's oven Annual vigil to mark the 1989 crackdown on pro democracy protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square say they have lost an appeal to hold this year's event in Hong Kong. This is a second year that Hong Kong police abandon visual sighting coronavirus
"tiananmen square" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Go to absolutely right. His predecessor. I can not Created a religion that is often called an early attempt at one of field. Yes. And all that was undone in very short order. Remember, well executive order. Joyce, Okay? In the late 19 eighties, the Chinese Communist Party placed General Secretary Zhao Ziyang under house arrest and wiped him from Chinese history because he had publicly empathized with home. Oh, Ronald Reagan. That's a fine gas. Sure you're in the right period of history. Chiang Kai shek Not junk. I shake. Oh, hokey men. No. In the late eighties, he had empathized with the wrong person. Or People owe with it with the brute with Germany with the Berliners with the With the people in Tiananmen Square with the Communist student demonstrators in John Inman Square. Is that okay? Answer six points after all that, then well done. That's right. Little story of attrition for you, Cassandra, Okay. 1926 4 politicians posed for a group photo. Not long after one of the four fell from favor with the others and was physically erased from the image. Then the same thing happened to a second member of the group. Into a third until finally all that was left was a solo portrait, of whom All you sell cars like your Stalin. Those of Stalin. Good one crime scene. Yeah,.
"tiananmen square" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Wounded in Memphis, Tennessee, this evening after Martin Luther King, the apostle of Nonviolence in the civil rights movement has been shot to death and maybe shoot it all points bulletin for a world rest. Young white man seen running from the scene. The scene for centuries man's freedom has been crushed contained. Or best discouraged and sometimes in subtle ways. In the days of Solomon, he decried that man could learn too much. That one shouldn't dig too deeply, nor read too often saying that too much reading led to the weariness of the flesh that the search for knowledge is where Adam and Eve went wrong. Thus proving that learning leads to man's downfall or his sin ST Paul centuries later said basically the same thing. In 1500 Francis Bacon wrote to the King trying to convince him that man could never learn too much. That knowledge could not somehow also contained the serpent. Yet free thought continued to be squashed. Immanuel Kant, the man who first described the Milky Way is a collection of suns in the fashion that we now know it wrote in 17 60. There are many things that I believe that I shall never say. But I shall never say the things that I do not believe. The courage to speak one's mind in 17 60, our most precious freedom. The freedom of thought had not yet been born. Yet just a few years later, on the other side of the globe, set a man alone in a hotel room, his wife dying in bed hundreds of miles away from him. As he scratched words on paper way. Find these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal, with certain unalienable rights given to them by their creator. Among them Life Liberty. And property. It was later changed to the pursuit of happiness to make sure the slave trade would finally come to an end. I'm not sure if we really understand the impact of those words man has never been is free to think. His man is now the Chinese dissidents didn't make a Statue of liberty in Tiananmen Square out of happenstance. Americans changed the world. Our freedom of thought allowed men to discover electricity. The light bulb, the car, the phone, the motion picture the radio, the television the computer to put a man on the moon man. Well, the first to orbit the earth. I cannot tell you in a spacecraft on Mars. It was in the American Century that the theory of relativity was conceived, leading Einstein to say The thing that strikes me about America is the joyous, positive attitude to life. Smile on the faces of the people is one of the greatest assets of the American. He's friendly, self confident, optimistic and without envy, the American lives more for his goals for the future. Life for him is always becoming Never being his emphasis is laid on the Wii and never the eye. So today as we are free to celebrate, Relax, Think, Reed say anything. Ask yourself this. Are we still more about the goals for the future? Is life for us always about becoming and never being. And are we still part of the we and not the eye? You know, when Jefferson first wrote those words, they were words of treason. And certain execution. But today they are free to echo throughout the land as words of the American spirit and our hope that we do hold these truths to be self evident. That all men are created and endowed by their creator, with certain inalienable rights and among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and in support of this declaration with firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence. We mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes and our sacred off. Our founders changed the world with those few words on over 200 years later. Black creature from the South. Dr Martin Luther King helped make sure that the promise of liberty was real. For all Americans free at last free at last, free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty. Thank God Almighty way are free. At last This'll. It's Ah, It's amazing..
"tiananmen square" Discussed on KTOK
"While millions air receiving the Corona virus vaccine cases continue to spike across the nation, Fox's Claudia Cohen reports from California after months of serving as a role model in the fight against Cove, it 19 California has seen infections race out of control for weeks and remains the nation's epicenter of the current surge with people 30 to 49 years old, driving the spread of the virus, Los Angeles County more than doubled its own record of one day deaths in just a week. 290 New Deaths were reported on New Year's Eve, prompting the health department to launch a grim public awareness campaign about the rate of deaths tweeting every 10 minutes, the description of someone who could die next. Meanwhile, South Korea is extending strict social distancing rules for two more weeks as authorities seek to suppress a viral resurgence while confirming its first case but apparently more contagious. Corona virus strain detected in South Africa health officials saying Saturday the second highest level of distancing rules will remain in place for this So region until January 17th and includes bands on social gatherings of more than five people and in person religious services. The government will require people entering South Korea to submit negative virus test results starting January. 8th also knew tonight China is raising red flags for the New year as the Chinese president is praising pandemic profits. China's leaders are marching into 2021 planning for dominance. As they raised the flag in Tiananmen Square this morning. They did so in the knowledge Cove. It has brought much of the world to a standstill. But in Wuhan, the city in which Corona virus originated 1000 celebrated the New year's openly on the streets on president. She rubbed further salt in the wound by praising China's pandemic boom, a reminder that China profited while others suffered That's Fox. Is Benjamin Hall reporting? I'm Mary Course study and this.
Hong Kong Arrests Jimmy Lai, Media Mogul, Under National Security Law
"Its influence the communist government in Beijing clamping down on freedom in many forms, including religion, but also politics. Hong Kong pro democracy activist and media tycoon Jimmy Lai now under arrest again, Hong Kong media reports lie is being charged on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces and endangering national security as authorities step up a crackdown on descent. He's the most high profile person. Out of more than two dozen charged under a sweeping law passed in June by Beijing. Responding to the Hong Kong protests that began in June, 2019 over proposed extradition law lie had discussed that law with Vice President Pence and Secretary of State Pompeii last year on a trip to the U. S. He's also endured three other arrests this past year, including taking part in what was termed an unauthorized vigil marking the anniversary of the June 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. George Burns on the reporting.
Trump signs order to bar transactions with TikTok's parent company
"Because President Trump has signed an executive order now that would ban Tic Tac from doing business with US firms or the company that owns it. Ah, And the question is Is TIC tac, really a national security issue. Yeah, because the idea that it's owned by the Chinese company and that Chinese companies because of China being a totalitarian regime are one and the same with the repressive government there And, you know, I've never been a big fan of China, especially since the Tiananmen Square crackdown back in what, 89 I was around the same age is a lot of those college students. That just always stuck with me How they just, you know, wiped out so many of their up and coming generation in an effort to hang onto power. And so as technology has progressed, all these abs that most of us led on our phones were giving way. All this information about where we are who we are about what we like and what we do. I mean, the fact the idea of thinking about information going to AA Communist regime or the Chinese regime. I'm not sure exactly what they could do to me other than make me serve up more ads for me to look at for stuff I don't need to buy. But I can't. There's a part of me that's uneasy. Uneasy about the Chinese ownership of TIC tac and understand where Trump is coming from, which is probably just a bid to kind of reach up to the base in an
Zoom says China demanded shutting activists' accounts over Tiananmen event
"Meanwhile Zuma's admitted shutting user accounts at the request of China during the recent anniversary of the nineteen eighty nine Tiananmen Square protests to accounts of pro democracy Chinese activist based in the US were deactivated and participants in the mainland were prevented from joining calls on the subject zoom is still available in China which heavily censors only reference of the Tiananmen
Zoom shuts accounts of activists holding Tiananmen Square and Hong Kong events
"Zoom is drawing fresh questions over its relationship with the Chinese government after it shut down a U. S. human rights organizations account shortly after its video conference on the nineteen eighty nine Tiananmen Square massacre humanitarian China say when it tried to access the platform Sunday it found the account had been closed without notification or explanation from the platform zoom quietly reactivated the account Wednesday after Axios reported the shut
Nikkei rises to fresh 3-month high on recovery hopes
"AFN markets and shares advanced in Asia today Tokyo's Nikkei closing at its highest level since late February gaining point four percent after opening lawyer the hang Seng in Hong Kong surging one percent after authorities showed restraint as thousands defied a police ban to join a candlelight vigil Thursday marking the thirty first anniversary of China's crushing of democracy in Beijing's Tiananmen Square
Police pepper spray Hong Kongers defying ban to mark Tiananmen
"Of people are to find a band in Hong Kong to remember the Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing boxes Simon reports a crowd of several thousand holding a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong marking the seventy first anniversary of China's deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown today they don't even know if we can still come out the vigil is an annual event but this year's was banned police citing coronavirus social distancing rules it comes as activists will China's central government is eroding Hong Kong's autonomy the vigil did turn ugly in parts police pepper spraying some protesters who were trying to set up road blocks
Hong Kong marks Tiananmen anniversary, defying a police ban
"The day in nineteen eighty nine when China sent its military against protesters Chinese troops massacred many people as they cleared Tiananmen Square commemorating this massacre is forbidden in mainland China but Hong Kong has held huge rallies every year to remember the victims until this year when police band of that activity although organizers say they're going ahead and peers Emily Fang is covering this story from Beijing either Emily Hey Steve why is this anniversary so important in Hong Kong well that you're thirty one years ago nineteen eighty nine Hong Kong was still a British colony and this all these protests in Beijing as a parallel of their own struggle at that point that the U. K. in China had already agreed that in the future nineteen ninety seven Hong Kong will be returned to Chinese rule is the idea was if protesters in Beijing could create a democratic China then democracy might finally arrives in Hong Kong as well which we know didn't happen but after the military crackdown on June fourth Hong Kong served another purpose if you came this important counter factual of what China could have been with some limited civil rights here's Joe from saw an activist who now lives in New Jersey but in nineteen eighty nine he was one of the student leaders in Tiananmen Hong Kong show the odds are stacked up chime in C. spirit off the people yes this condo at the beach you it's represented to lawful street the ninety people that China could be different but in some ways nineteen eighty nine also sealed Hong Kong state that your Beijing and Hong Kong were drafting the conditions under which China would govern Hong Kong and Beijing after the Saudis tenement protests effectively took control of writing those conditions may include more stringent language on national security and the version that you see them citing today the latter is that candlelight vigil that Jones was just talking about in Hong Kong feels particularly existential despair because Hong Kong is now coming under threat from Beijing's control yeah and and of course the the very fact that they were able to hold this vigil at all this memorial for tenements where over the years suggests that there has been greater freedom in Hong Kong what's happening now that the government the central government's cracking down that could disappear quickly there is this proposed national security law which would effectively criminalize all forms of dissent in Hong Kong that will likely be passed this month by Beijing and then today Hong Kong's own legislature passed a national anthem law which criminalizes people who make fun of China's national anthem back in ninety three years in prison now or a hefty fine lawmakers try to block that vote one was dragged out of the chamber the bill passed anyways so now we have this anniversary which has been marked for generations for decades anyway and in Hong Kong and that that that that commemoration is banned water people going to do after this behind the rally said tonight they're still going to congregate they're going to risk arrest and fines churches which has more the way when it comes to corona virus related social distancing guidelines say that they're going to hold some smaller private events across Hong Kong and people are encouraging other individuals to light candles in their home if they don't want to come to a public space so events are still going to go forward now other countries are trying to put pressure on Beijing to not pass this national security law the US White House has said they'll revoke Hong Kong's trade privileges if the laws passed but Beijing will likely bear that cost and the United Kingdom the former colonial power that ruled Hong Kong actually set this week to open a path for citizenship for about three million Hong Kongers if the national security laws passed Kelly thanks for the update
Houston Rockets gear no longer sold on Chinese sites
"So let's talk about China last Friday Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted quote fight for freedom stand with Hong Kong unquote that might sound anodyne enough in the American political context but a true outrage in China where the NBA and especially the rockets are wildly popular the Chinese reacted to punish the NBA polling rockets merchandise off the markets and taking NBA preseason games off the air China wants an apology and they wanted in the form they usually secret for multinationals the go against the Chinese line by for example presenting Taiwan as a separate country from China Marriott international respects and supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China that's a real statement from Marriott last year after employees expressed support for human rights in Tibet at ended up firing that employee the NBA has not been willing to go that far in the face of Chinese demands well more he took down his tweet commissioner Adam silver said league supports his right to free speech that's contrary to the Chinese line which is the free speech does not extend to support for what it considers to be separatist movements but can be is also alienated Americans by expressing regret that Maury support for freedom in Hong Kong and quote deeply offended many of our friends and fans in China unquote and for a league that's prided itself on letting players express themselves on matters of social concern now other players nor coaches nor managers seem to want to talk about the merits of the Hong Kong issue at all this week the NBA's limp response has led to a bipartisan group of lawmakers from Ted Cruz to Alexandria castle Cortez demanding the NBA withdrawal from China until China agrees to stop selectively punishing Houston Rockets for Maurice exercise of free speech on American soil Lynette as we can see with this example with Marriott and many others before the NBA this is been going on for years but this NBA story seems to have a lot of Americans focusing for the first time on the way China treats American multinationals and what that means for American values and free speech around the world and worrying that instead of exporting freedom to China's made we hope to do two decades ago they were importing China's authoritarianism is is that something we should be worried about yeah I think that we are no longer under there the illusion that exporting big macs and basketball to China are going to get the Chinese Communist Party to change values and if you are not exporting values to China you need to worry that China is exporting values to you and that's the case here Hong Kong has become a new third wait rail in Chinese politics when the NBA went into China in the nineties it was not that it was you know they knew that it you know too that was off limits Taiwan was off limits Tiananmen Square is off limits three T. is now Hong Kong has become part of that this is a relatively new development and I can understand that things are changing quickly the kids in Hong Kong who are protesting are getting exactly what they want which is becoming a flashpoint between the west and China and and it's a new reality that we're gonna have to deal with as well as the reality that she's in paying is far more bellicose sees enemies everywhere and is far more aggressive than his predecessors so American companies look at this and they see China really caring about the stuff it's it's not always clear the extent to which that's the Chinese government caring versus the Chinese public caring I think I think people do make an error the way they talk about this is that were solely the Chinese government I think some of this is Jane genuine public opinion and consumer concern in China but basically these US firms see this stuff is really cared about China U. S. consumers don't really care about this stuff and so we should change what's in our movies so that it meets with you know with Chinese expectations about Chinese patriotism and you know we should refrain from commenting on political issues that are flashpoints in China and rich I'm I just look at that I'm not sure what to do about it I mean you see people saying things like all trading with China isn't worth it but a that you know that that would be a big thing to try to change it also I don't even know what that would mean you want to we're gonna prohibit people in China from watching American basketball I think it's I think it's very hard to extricate yourself from the wishes of a large rising country with a lot of middle income people that has you know about a billion and a half residents well it is a real problem and it's just China has managed to this where they have their own dictatorial one party state with a semi market system that's created a huge and lark lucrative customer base for American businesses and as capitalist enterprises they're really responsive to that and ways that because self abasement and the the NBA is just the worst example of it and just the the stocks tarnishing hypocrisy of the NBA you know bowling North Carolina and to changing a bathroom law doesn't like and then render yourself completely mute on on you know heinous human rights abuses are much worse than anything North Carolina could do on bathrooms and by the way China's horrible on gay and transgender issues and no one will say a peep about it is it's just really despicable conduct and it and and just having by the confiscating signs comes getting a sign at a an exhibition game at the arena down a Washington it just has Google Uighurs he can't hold a sign that says learn more about a minority group it's completely insane I think though I will say that the Chinese government in its tabloids seems to be backtracking at first four days ago it was you know screw the NBA were very angry and now they're like okay you can go back to watching basketball again it's eats weird seeing the CCP do this because you know it it for years the Chinese model was kind of by your time be polite and you know don't show China strength until it's fully strong and now you know yeah the CZ P. kind of unleashed the Chinese you know I nationalism on the NBA and then realize we second we have to get this genie back in the bottle because the Americans are mad I mean I don't think China is ever pissed off Americans like this is that why it's not that because I've been wondering about whether this is successfully splitting the Chinese consumer base from the Chinese government which is to say that like American consumers you know Chinese consumers might you know have opinions about Hong Kong that doesn't necessarily mean they care deeply all of them do care deeply about the NBA lesson is are we out of bide your time are we strong enough destroyer strength or are we still invite your time but also kind of the that's the tension that China has right now partly because of the trade war partly because of Hong Kong are we strong enough to show our strength yet or are we still in this period of bide your time and when Americans get really really angry China is China kind of takes a second and take the beaten says wait a second maybe we're still invite your time out you don't think that they're concerned about losing internal public support where people are just gonna say I just want to watch the Houston Rockets when a fan of yeah I mean that's one issue and the other issue is you know what American at what the United States has done to Chinese tech companies and they realize after what happened with while way you know if the Americans get really really mad and cut off you know the US semiconductor industry they can still cripple our our major multinationals they can still cripple our advancement they can still stunned China twenty twenty five so the are you invite your time or are you strong enough to make bellicose statements like this it's a real tension right now and I think that's that's why we're seeing this this putting that genie back in the bottle in Chinese media Chinese tabloids I wonder if there are ways to use the the international trade agreements mechanisms to our advantage here which is to say we talk a lot when when we have trade disputes with China about what we want out of them that we want market access we want US financial firms people sell products there do we want them to respect the intellectual property of our software firms of our pharmaceutical firms what about respecting the intellectual property of our entertainment and sports firms if we said to them you know what we want market access for these firms that means allowing companies in on an even playing field without discriminating against them on the basis of of legal statements their employees might make in other countries now obviously I can imagine the Chinese would both resist roles like that and maybe not comply with them at all times but that's the thing we encounter on farm on software to it feels like this is a thing that we actually could negotiate for and that among other things when China does the these sorts of things punishes companies for saying the wrong things those are trade restrictions it's it's feels clinical to describe them as trade restrictions but they are they are and and we have ways of addressing trade restrictions I think this is shing point it would be a worthy goal just worries a practical matter it may require the Chinese changing their system even more than our current demands on them on trades would be very unlikely to result minor I I don't know I the there's a reason why US corporates were mixed on having this trade war in the first place and it's because they'd gotten along you know kind of quietly doing what the Chinese said without Americans really finding out about it and the trade war is bringing a lot of this to light how much Chinese US corporate have kowtow to the Chinese it's embarrassing for them and part of it is part of why they kept quiet was because of this change because of the shame of getting their intellectual property stolen changing the bad guy out in Hollywood film all this has been very Chaim as shameful and unfortunately now that the aggression between the US and China has has been blown out in the open so to have has the shameful behavior of US corporates I think it's really weird the way the president has handled the story which is why isn't he you're eagerly jumping on it here it's like this political gift to him here is this event that is created organic sentiment against communist China and specifically against the way communist China does does this commerce on at the time that he's waiting this trade warranty has Ted Cruz and A. O. C. N. Tomalin asking people all over the political spectrum Congress complaining about the Chinese why can't he picked us up and say see this is why we need to get tough on China this is why we need the terrorists to squeeze concessions out them so that they out of them so they treat American firms fairly it seems like this would be an opportunity for him to actually win over people who have been skeptical of his China policy and any barely wants to touch it no one he hasn't been big on talking about human rights in Hong Kong himself to he's afraid of offending China because he really wants at least over Chinese trade deal I mean it it's a you know when we talk about the trade deal we talk about what trump wants and what people are expecting now what Wall Street is expecting is nothing more than a pump and dump really something like you know trump doing some minor detail saying a bunch of positive things the stock market going up and then during the next deadline you know things kind of falling off and going off the rails again I mean trump can do no better than that and in his career in the stock market he never did any better than a pump and dump either but so then why are the markets up so much this week because when the president goes out and makes these statements about you know things are you know the tone is completely changed with China things are so much better I'm really excited about this meeting for this vice from here I think the way this is covered in the news is basically as trump B. S. saying trying to move the markets up he is trusting buttons but then why don't the market see through that wire the market's moving up there that you know that should mean that they think that you know the economic outlook is better because this actually reflects a change in the way that our trade relationship with China is going
China celebrates 70th anniversary as Xi warns ‘no force can shake great nation’
"What's it like to be in China as it marks the seventy years of communist rule in Tiananmen Square facing the famed red outside wall of Beijing's forbidden city tanks and missiles rolled past in a military parade today. this was one of many ways to China's government celebrated the Republic that was proclaimed after communists one power in nineteen forty nine well outside Beijing in Hong Kong pro democracy protesters mark this anniversary with demonstrations All Things Considered host also Chang is in Beijing today she's been reporting for several days inside China hi there also Hey Steve what have you seen today. well we've been spending most of the day walking around central Beijing we were within a mile of Tiananmen Square where the festivities were happening even though we were credentialed by the Chinese government to cover the event most foreign media were not allowed at the actual site of the celebration in fact we were told by police officers today that are credentials didn't even allow us to interview anyone on the street or take any pictures while walking around the city and I want to say it is worth noting that that lack of access to these huge celebrations went for most of the people in central Beijing I mean there were barricades police everywhere keeping crowds at bay and what we saw were people just sitting around in beach chairs all over the sidewalk as if they were waiting for festivities to pass on by but they were all actually just watching the celebration huddled around these tiny screens on their iPhones participating but also know we totally shut out at the same time all of those rules would imply some tension on the part of the government some anxiety on the part of the government that nothing would disrupt this this anniversary nevertheless it was the anniversary that brought you to China you've been able to move around a bit more freely on other days and what what are you trying to learn. what I wanted to take a look at on this trip were what promises did the Chinese Communist Party makes seventy years ago and what promises have they make good on basically because you know in a lot of ways the CZ P. is a party of contradictions it was once the party of revolution it's now become the establishment here yes communist in name but it is not the party of the proletariat it's a party of state capitalism and it's a party that promise to lift people out of poverty which you know to be true be told it has done a spectacular job of in fact it's lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty but at the same time income inequalities have intensified over the last few decades and part of our reporting here has been trying to understand how those inequalities have played out over different generations within different classes of people who have you been able to talk with well this time of migrant workers who had moved to Beijing thirty years ago from the countryside on these are guys who work seven days a week ten hours a day and yet they still say their lives are hundreds even thousands of times better than their parents lives are their exact words and that gets to one of the party's central promises which is if you work hard and you trust us we will make your life better and we found that that message actually resonates with people from totally different backgrounds here like here's an architect who lives in Beijing her name is grace jeans she's twenty eight so I don't care who is the leader. I'm really not care or you just know you can't choose anyway maybe both. but just selling trial maybe yeah we know the leader what makes Daddy wise choice like his his days unlike the United States so what what she's saying is you know me and also want to stability to focus on her career on success and she says that is exactly what the Chinese government is giving her of course in Hong Kong there are people who don't want that arrangement who want more freedom to choose their own leaders and been protesting get again today what is China's leadership saying about Hong Kong on this particular day of celebration in protest yeah well president she's in pain today mention Hong Kong specifically he reiterated that Hong Kong will always be a part of China it's one country two systems and he vowed that China will always maintain stability in Hong Kong he said specifically no force can shake the status of our great mother land no force can obstruct the advance of the Chinese people and Chinese nation also thanks very much for your impressions really appreciate it you're welcome NPR's
Hong Kong protests turn violent
"Okay well speaking in a big brother. That's actually a great segue into one of the biggest stories around the globe over the weekend which were the violent protests in Hong Kong so the Hong Kong protests are entering their seventeenth week and they have really dialed up in the past few days because today is the seventieth anniversary of communist Communist rule in China as you can imagine pro democracy protesters in Hong Kong are not exactly excited to celebrate this anniversary but it's a big deal for China which which means. It's a big way for the protesters to send a message. China puts on a big military display in previous years. They've had twelve thousand troops marched through Tiananmen Square where they expect those numbers to be even bigger this year and so with a trade war already giving lots of negative press to China and its economy Hong Kong and in at specifically the pro democracy protesters saw this as their chance to continue to protest and make their messages heard. Unfortunately many of the protests turned turned violent. There are lots of reports of police brutality police fired canister after canister of tear gas and the protesters fought back with blockade aide blocking the streets with throwing stones taken up from the sidewalks and streets and with gasoline bombs thrown back in defense at the police police. We are not helping the situation with our trade war with China. Hong Kong's value to the world has often been as a hub that is kind kind of a bridge between the outside world and mainland China and with the increasing friction between China and the United States there are commentators who think think that Hong Kong's value as that hub is diminishing and it's really jeopardising Hong Kong's place in the world long-term The New York Times quotes Lynette Aung Long a China expert at the University of Toronto is saying after all of this we will see a different Hong Kong the very reason for Hong Kong's existence the rule of law respect for the police for public institutions respect for the judiciary the bureaucracy everything has been eroded. This is a really existential time for Hong Kong and having it come at the same time as this anniversary of Communist role in China when Xi Jinping is engaged in his domestic grab for power in making his term term basically unlimited and his G. political jockeying for power with the United States. It's just there's a lot going on here. I am impressed seventeen weeks to sustain protests. It's amazing and I don't think the protesters and Hong Kong are going anywhere. They are really fighting for their country. We had a listener listener reach out on instagram and say I don't understand the goal of these protests because even if many of their demands hands are met and many have been the original legislation to extradite political prisoners to China or anybody else charged with a crime was withdrawn officially but she asked even if they succeed and having these demands bet we're coming up on the deadline where we have one country two systems that was set up when Hong Kong was released from British rule and turned back over to the Chinese government that that deadline is approaching and so so what do we see happening. What are they. What are the protesters? The PRO democracy protesters who existed before this bill came before the Hong Kong legislator the what's their goal. What is the the long view of how they could exist separate from China if they imagine a scenario when China would ever allow that to happen and and the answer is I don't know I don't know and I don't really feel like it's my place to advocate for one of the other because I don't live in Hong Kong and so the people who do and the the pro democracy protesters particularly the the young ones that people who are going to be living way past just the deadline of this agreement have demands and they do have a vision and it does seem to be if not separate from China fiercely independent and I think as the weeks of the protests continue we'll have a better understanding of where they envisioned all this going but the Chinese government government most certainly envisions a more forceful physical clash with these protesters.
China celebrates 70th anniversary as Xi warns ‘no force can shake great nation’
"A hundred thousand civilians operating in central Beijing to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the modern communist Chinese state it follows one of China's biggest ever military displays with thousands of troops goose stepping down the Avenue of eternal peace president xi Jim paying told the crowd in Tiananmen Square that no force could stop China box the nation remains committed to peaceful development in his speech Mr she addressed the recent unrest in the territory of Hong Kong hang time remains committed to its prosperity and