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Fresh update on "xi jinping" discussed on America's First News
"Importance of protecting the peace deal in the Brexit process in that call with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this month without it, he said, the U. S. Will not sign a separate trade agreement. Chinese President Xi Jinping was congratulated President elect Joe Biden, expressing hope for win win cooperation amid conflicts over trade, tech and security, becoming one of the last major governments to congratulate Biden no explanation for the delay, But some believe Beijing might want to avoid straining relations with President Trump. The news coming the same day, White House trade advisor Peter Navarro told Bloomberg. The Trump administration plans to keep up its maximum pressure campaign on China. Kevin I can't tell you what we've done. Just last week we had an.
China's Xi Jinping Congratulates Biden On Election Win, Urges Cooperation
"As NPR's John Rule, which reports she said he hoped the two countries Could focus on cooperation and keep their differences in check. The message comes three weeks after the election, making she one of the last major world leaders to congratulate Biden. China's foreign minister congratulated him on November 13th. But analysts say President she was playing things more cautiously as President Trump mounted legal challenges to the vote and refused to concede. China. US relations worsened sharply during Trump's term in office on the campaign trail. China figured prominently with both Trump and Biden pledging to be tough on China. In his message to buy them. She expressed the desire for win win cooperation. He said he hoped both sides would uphold the spirit of non conflict and non confrontation. John Rule, which NPR news Thousands of pro democracy demonstrators march of the streets of Bangkok, Thailand today. Demanding the
Fresh update on "xi jinping" discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"Because it's time for the global count. I i'm feeling it was to by share coup. See you later in the show. How bad can it be right. All that coming up right here on the briefing on monocle. Twenty four and welcome to today's edition of the briefing with me. Andrew south korea and china famously do not agree on much but they have agreed that president xi jinping of china will visit south korea sometime in the imminent future to meet president. Moon jae in to discuss matters which are of common interest specifically containment of two menaces the ongoing covid nineteen pandemic and the nuclear intentions of north korea. Joined with more on this by ron director of oxford university's china center and author most recently of china's. Good war run. This is a rescheduling the visit which was delayed by the abyss in general scheme of things. How big a deal is the president of china visiting south korea. I think it is a big deal. Actually andrew and i think the timing which looks like may be next month december which is remarkably quick for the rearrangement of a visit by a senior figure as the president himself. Xi jinping is precisely because china wants to get this visiting before the biden administration takes power essentially while president trump was still in power. There was a strong feeding in beijing. But the us president really wasn't treating china. Sorry america's traditional allies in asia. Japan south korean so forth particularly well and therefore china could afford to relaxed. A little bit even. Put the pressure on them now. That biden is likely to have a much more traditional and close relationship with democratic allies in asia. I think that xi jinping the chinese government want to get in get in and make it clear that they're still friendly and they won't talk just further on that thought we will come back to the visit itself shortly but further on the change in dynamic that may be occasioned by a change in administration the united states. Why do you think it took until this week for president. Xi jinping to give president-elect biden nicole i think festival there appropriately was just to wait and see whether any of the actual maneuvers. We're going to work. It's fairly obvious from the western world that they weren't going to but in china of course these things are always game plan in various different ways i think also there was a willingness perhaps to play into the narrative maybe there's something slightly dodgy about this election i mean get most new troops would say that it was perfectly free and fair but of course if the present united states himself is costing doubts on it. I'm sure the chinese communist party wouldn't mind stirring the pot a little bit. So what is the general state of relations. Now between china and south korea are we don't have old to relitigate the many many decades of diplomatic stra mashes but as of right. Now how well of getting on. I think that basically getting on fine. It's true that there are various ups and downs as you said including speaks saver american missile systems in south korea which across a certain amount of friction. But the bottom line is that they all neighbors near-neighbours because north korea sits in between and there's one big issue which unpredicted is gonna come up quite soon which is trying to relitigate the next future problem. Which is the north korea issue now to do that. You need the united states on board in china on board and you need both arms of the korean peninsula on board. You probably action. Need japan as a as well as happens and i think this is partly setting up. Indeed the foreign minister one ian sole has said is this seems to be setting up a slightly more positive atmosphere. That could both help solve the north korea problem but also maybe provide one very rare ray of light of warmth in the u. s. china relationship as well so there's lots of cards being played on that table but our beijing and seoul on the same page. Where what they think. A solution to the north korea problem looks like there's always been this conventional wisdom that china doesn't like the idea review unified korea because it doesn't like the idea of sharing a land border with So close a us ally. Yes but the dirty little secret which is not so dirty. Because it's in lots of opinion. Polls and south korea korea. These days is that south korea is not that crazy about reunification anymore. Either more more younger people think that it's probably better to get on with being a rich liberal democratic society and let the north. Just do what it wants. I think as much concern in south korea about keeping some of its nuclear weapons. But i think must pragmatist. Thinks it's very unlikely they're going to completely disarm their nuclear arsenal so really an agreement if it ever comes is likely to be about having an international inspection regime that basically keeps those nuclear weapons in the box a bit like the iran deal the fortune. 'cause breakdown because of american withdrawal the hope would be that the us and china. This time could create some kind of regime that would keep the north koreans happy and the south koreans. Not too unhappy romito. Thanks as always for joining us. You're listening to the briefing. Here is yelling goffin with the days of the headlines. Thanks andrew ethiopia's military is beginning the final phase of its offensive in the northern tigray region. Denouncement from the country's prime minister be met game just hours after ultimatum for rebel forces to surrender expired. 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China's Xi Jinping Congratulates Biden On Election Win, Urges Cooperation
"China's President Xi Jinping has reached out to congratulate Joe Biden on his victory. Saying he's hoping to manage differences and focus on cooperation between the two
Fresh update on "xi jinping" discussed on Radio Specials
"Security adviser Michael Flynn. As NPR's Ryan Lucas reports. Flynn had pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. During the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The president announced his decision on Twitter. He congratulated Flynn and his family and said they will now have a quote. Truly fantastic Thanksgiving. Pardon brings an end of Lynn's long running legal saga. He pleaded guilty in 2017 the line to the FBI about his contacts with Russia and cooperated with investigators. But last year, Flynn reversed course and proclaimed his innocence. He claims he was set up by the FBI, and he tried to withdraw his guilty plea. The Justice Department then sought to drop its case against him, although a federal judge refused to do so immediately and the matter has remained tied up in court. The case is Moz now that plan has received a full presidential pardon. Ryan Lucas. NPR NEWS Washington President Trump claimed again today falsely that he won the presidential election. He spoke by telephone to Pennsylvania Republicans meeting at a hotel to discuss unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud. Pennsylvania already has certified the Joe Biden won the state by about 80,000 votes. Biden made of Thanksgiving Eve address to the nation today. He said he knows that Americans are weary of the fight against the Corona virus, but he urged everyone to do their part. And for go big family gatherings this year for our families for 40 such years, 40 some years we've had a tradition. I'm traveling over Thanksgiving. Tradition we kept every year save one. Here are some Bodi This year. We staying home. He promised that life will return to normal that once in office, he'll tap the vast powers of the federal government to change the course of the disease. As the nation sits down to Thanksgiving tables. More than a quarter of households with Children are experiencing food and security. NPR's Anya Kamenetz reports There's been a delay. And federal benefits designed to help those families. Congress authorized an expansion of food benefits for this school year. Starting this fall. The support called Pandemic, TVT was supposed to go directly to families who are eligible for free and reduced price meals from the school nutrition program. That, according to the Brookings Institution, the U. S Department of Agriculture didn't even issue guidance to states on pandemic BBT plans until November, 16th. And states are telling families not to expect the money until January. Meanwhile, households with Children are continuing to go hungry at much higher rates than all households and nearly double the rate before the pandemic. Anya Kamenetz NPR news You're listening to NPR news. Number of Americans filing for first time claims for unemployment benefits rose again last week showing the Corona virus pandemic continues to undermine the labor market. The Labor Department says initial claims for state jobless benefits rose by 30,000 to a seasonally adjusted 778,000 applications in the week ending November 21st. China's leader, Xi Jingping has sent a message of congratulations to President elect Joe Biden as NPR's John Rule, which reports she said he hoped the two countries Could focus on cooperation and keep their differences in check. The message comes three weeks after the election, making she one of the last major world leaders to congratulate Biden. China's foreign minister congratulated him on November 13th. But analysts say President she was playing things more cautiously as President Trump mounted legal challenges to the vote and refused to concede. China. US relations worsened sharply during Trump's term in office on the campaign trail. China figured prominently with both Trump and Biden pledging to be tough on China. In his message to buy them. She expressed the desire for win win cooperation. He said he hoped both sides would uphold the spirit of non conflict and non confrontation. John Rule, which NPR news Thousands of pro democracy demonstrators march of the streets of Bangkok, Thailand today. Demanding the monarchy be reform to make it more accountable to the people yesterday, police file charges against at least 12 protest leaders for insulting members of the royal family. Crime in Thailand like me, punished by as long as 15 years in prison, I'm nor RAHM NPR news..
China's President Xi Jinping sends delayed congratulations to Biden
"Xi Jinping's has reached out to congratulate Joe Biden on his victory, saying He's hoping to manage differences and focus on cooperation between the two by tweet President Donald Trump announces he is pardoned. A former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and Mr Trump by phone to a handful of Pennsylvania legislator says he won all the swing states by a lot. His words, the claim without any foundation
Fresh update on "xi jinping" discussed on Bloomberg Best
"State which will return December 2nd. I'm built for free. And I meant about rule is in Hong Kong here. The South's top business stories and the markets Chinese leader Xi Jinping wants to focus on cooperation with Joe Biden. She told the U. S. President elect, he hopes to quote manage differences. Seen one news reporters She's saying the focus should be on stability. A spokesperson for Biden reports He appreciates that congratulations from world leaders, including she, Chinese tech giant by Dance, has another week to sell its TIC tac operations in the U. S. White House granted an extension on the deadline to December. 4 President Trump, first ordered by dance to sell its US assets in August by dances filed multiple challenges against the ban. The Bank of Korea has raised its growth forecast. It now sees a 3% expansion in 2020 and a contraction of 1.1%. This year, the Boko has elected to keep its key benchmark rated 0.5%. The decision was predicted by all 19 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. And Bank of America, making the bonus pools for sales and trading at 39th level. That's despite a 20% revenue jumps so far this year, sources tell us the planning is in an early stage. We hear executives still have timeto lobby for larger pass to top performing discs. Turning to markets and we have a modestly risk on session in Asia. We are continuing to see a strong performance from Japanese stocks. In particular the Nikkei rising about 7/10 percent to other markets. Australia Down by half percent, the seaside 300 or so about 4/10 percent lower. In effect space, the one it is a particular focus trust, rising 3/10 percent against the greenback. The be okay. Governor has just been giving a press conference after that decision earlier. He's saying that the recent one game is a bit fast and he is planning to act in case of her behavior in the market In the commodity sector, we're seeing Brink, crude and w th Bose gained by about half percent. Global news 24 hours a day on it, and I'm going back quick, take power by more than 2700 journalists and analysts and more than 120 countries in Hong Kong. I'm Annabelle Trollers. This is Bloomberg. You're listening to Bloomberg.
China's Xi Jinping Congratulates Biden On Election Win, Urges Cooperation
"Ping is congratulating President elect Biden, saying in a message that he hopes for what he calls win win cooperation. As the U. S and China clash over trade, technology and security boxes. Simon on
Fresh update on "xi jinping" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia
"In the Bloomberg 9 60 newsroom in San Francisco, Eddie All right, Douglas. Thank you up on the Bloomberg terminal just couple of minutes ago from the South China Morning Post that Joshua Wong. Opposition activist eyes now in solitary has been put in a single cell in a medical ward in the source says he has to be there. Now. For several days, China's President Xi Jinping has reached out to congratulate Joe Biden on his victory. Saying he's hoping to manage differences and focus on cooperation between the two by tweet. Donald Trump announces he's pardon former national security adviser Michael Flynn. We. Meanwhile, Mr Trump by phone to a handful of Pennsylvania Republican legislators says he won all the swing states by a lot. The claim, of course, without any foundation President elect Joe Biden with Thanksgiving wishes, saying he that the US is at war with the virus and not with each other government health care officials saying, Please keep Thanksgiving gatherings to household only global covert cases. Top 60 Million cases in California and Texas now have broken daily records for infections. In San Francisco. I'm Ed Baxter. This is Bloomberg. Paul. All right. Thanks very much, Ed. Guess for the half hours that Johan Houston, he's managing director at Global CEO office. Johan, You heard it again talking about the difficulties in the U. S surround Corona virus, But then you look at China. Pandemics under control. We've got growth resuming rather strongly, as Brian suggested. Is this an easy choice for investors? But on the face of it, it does look like it. You know, you say you know the short is like the trade war and you know as the new administration going to deal with that, and so on and so forth. The longer the virus continues to have a string the Western economies but that you still have to do stimulus that direct up death and so forth on China and I would say not just China, but the whole over to trading nations around it. This seems to be the potential beneficiaries and not just in the Children may be needing long time. Also. When you play China, Do you have the same sort of Dichotomy between you know the desire to maybe get into the consumer facing a tech sphere or go with value and cyclicals that you you fight that same battle there, or is it more obvious what you do? Most that Z list off this what you immediately do, But there's a lot of different things. You know, I think that let's say, you know, the financial sectors looks like a solvent issue, and we see the folks rising. You need to be aware of that. You need to be aware of the fact that the government might have you know, a whole new way of looking at Tech and the regulation on authentic as you saw signal with the anti Pierrot What is it exactly that you do, but you have a consumer sector that's looking forward and you have a government that really trying to get the technology not just simple, but all of the technology levity to that area. So they're always to do it, But because you could see, I mean, you could take a look at something like Alibaba's maybe only half the size of of Amazon on yet China's a much bigger country than the United States. So I mean, you could think Well, you know, who cares? I'm just gonna play this for the long run. E think that that is the mindset that perhaps not as you know you saved that way. But it might be the right way to think about it because okay, but a lot more consumers, But the average income is still a lot lower than us as that average incomes, thoughts or continues to rise. This is an area that you really should be looking at seriously strategic, not just for the tactics, but for the long run. We had president Has she rather belatedly congratulating Joe Biden for his election win and hoping to manage your differences with the U. S. Does this give you some optimism around a recent newest China relations and by extension, a bit of positivity for markets? Well, maybe it's margin, but I think the Democratic party in the U. S. Congress has been on record as being Not exactly you know of China. Doug's mentioned previously You know, there's human rights. There is a void issues that they are going to take. It poured in conversation, Shall we say, But you know, in a much different way from the previous administration, but I don't think the line is going to be particularly soft. I just think the method of engagement is going to be quite different. All that moves on the trade side directly affecting markets. Would suggest Maybe it's not going to be the main issue. So you're on What's Ah, What's a cool contrary and call that you've got up your sleeve. Cool, contrarian. Cool. I would say, you know, you probably want to look at You know, a new area? Where sudden surprise again. This is contrary it for a reason. So I'd be surprised Might be if you know the vaccine is even faster than it looks. On Europe getting back together a lot of European financial. Some related stocks have done extraordinary badly, and I'll try to a zoo lowers post Lehman So that might be an option that that's an interesting contrarian shot. And just quickly If you're looking for a haven, where would you go right now? Gold. So say, you know, that's the haven gold along long Treasury, like just like the safe haven stuff flight to quality assets. All right? Sure. I couldn't help but mention you didn't notice Didn't mention Bitcoin at $19,000 per kind? Yeah, I used to weigh.
China's Xi Jinping Congratulates Biden On Election Win, Urges Cooperation
"Chinese President Xi Jingping is congratulated President elect Joe Biden and expressed hope for in his words win win cooperation. Mid conflicts over trade, technology and security. China is one of the last major governments to congratulate Mr Biden.
Trump slams global climate agreement Biden intends to rejoin
"Donald trump rallied against the paris climate accord on sunday telling world leaders at a virtual summit that the agreement was designed to cripple the us economy. Not save the planet to protect american workers. I withdrew the united states from the unfair and one sided paris. Climate accord a very unfair act for the united states. Trump said video from the white house to the group of twenty summit hosted by saudi arabia. He's comments came during a discussion among the world's largest economies on safeguarding. The earth president-elect. Joe biden who takes office in january has said he will rejoin the global pact that the us helped forge five years ago trump contended. The international accord was not designed to save the environment. It was designed to kill the american economy. It is not clear whether trump has even read the paris. Climate accord trump. Who has worked to undo. Most of president barack obama's efforts to fight climate change said that since withdrawing from the climate agreement the us has reduced carbon emissions more than any nation. That is true but it's not that remarkable with its giant economy. The us has far more roar emissions of climate damaging carbon dioxide to cut than any other country except china a more telling measure of progress in various countries is to look at what percentage of emissions country has cut since two thousand five. The united states hasn't been even in the top ten. In percentage of greenhouse gas emission reductions more than one hundred and eighteen nations have ratified the accord which aims to keep the increase in average temperatures worldwide well below two degrees celsius and ideally no more than one point five degrees compared with pre industrial levels scientists. Say that any rise beyond two degrees celsius could have a devastating impact on large parts of the world raising sea levels stoking tropical storms and worsening droughts and floods. The us formally exited the paris pact on november fourth. On saturday the us formally left the open skies treaty which permits thirty plus nations to conduct unarmed observation. Flights over each other's territory. Those overflights set up decades ago to promote trust and avert conflict during the discussions at the climate session. President xi jinping of china the world's largest emitter said the g twenty should continue to take the lead in tackling climate change and push for the full implementation of the paris accord
Covid-19: China pushes for QR code based global travel system
"President Xi Jin Ping has proposed using a global Q R code system to try to make it a lot easier for cross border movement. And he told the G 20 that global mechanism involving mutual recognition of health certificates, including nuclear kassid test results in the form of QR codes. Well, these could be used to make it easier to have cross border travel. Financial
Illinois reports more than 13,000 new cases and 126 new deaths statewide
"Live from npr news. I'm jack speer. With corona virus cases surging across the west new data released from the federal government shows just. How many hospitals in the country say they are facing critical staffing shortages. Npr selena simmons duffin reports nearly one in five hospitals in the us currently has a staffing issue states in the mid west and southwest are being hit hardest. North dakota has the highest percentage of hospitals reporting shortages. Texas has the highest number of hospitals when there aren't enough staff to treat the surge of patients. The concern is that you could get to the point where you have to start rationing care and then more people could die early on in the pandemic medical staff could volunteer to help in hot spots like new york city. But that's not really possible. Now with so many hospitals facing shortages and cases surging all over the country selena simmons duffin npr news eleanor. Like many other states seeing a big surge in coronavirus cases more than thirteen thousand new cases reported there with one hundred and twenty six deaths making it the third day in a row deaths their past the one hundred mark on governor. Jay pritzker reminding people his they've been state today. The numbers do not reflect what tomorrow's numbers might look like. You have to look at what the trajectory is. How fast it is that. They're likely to fill up. How fast they're coming into the emergency room and ending up in the bed. Laurie now is more than six hundred. Thirty four thousand coronavirus cases more than eleven thousand kobe. Nineteen deaths in the state. The death toll from covid nineteen pandemic has now reached more than two hundred and fifty thousand georgia's certified president elect. Joe biden has one that state's electoral votes but as a meal moffitt of member station w. a. b. e. in atlanta reports top georgia republicans are calling for changes to the state's election. Laws in one of the narrowest races in the country president elect joe biden topped president. Donald trump by about twelve thousand six hundred votes of the record. One point three million votes cast by mail and the state two thirds of them went to biden. Georgia's republican governor. Brian kemp echoed. President trump and casting doubt on the state's signature match program used to verify the identity of absentee voters voters casting their ballots. In person must show a photo. Id and we should consider applying that same standard to mail in ballots. Georgia's republican secretary of state also called for reform despite repeated assurances that he's seen no evidence of widespread fraud for npr news. I'm a meal moffitt in atlanta michigan state. Legislators met at the white house today with president trump as the president appears to be making an extraordinary effort aimed at overturning. Joe biden's overwhelming win. There were after the meeting. Officials said they have not been yet made aware of any information that would change the outcome of the election by one michigan by an insurmountable one hundred fifty four thousand votes on wall street today. The dow closed lower down two hundred nineteen points. You're listening to. Npr president trump's state department and foreign policy advisors to the incoming baiju administration are both expressing concerns about recent arrests of human rights advocates in egypt. Computers michele keleman reports. The arrest came after. The activists met with european diplomats. The egyptian institute for personal rights as seen three of its members arrested this week charged with spreading false information and undermining public security. European diplomats had met with them earlier this month. The state department is expressing quote deep concern about the arrests biden's foreign policy adviser. Tony blinken says he shares that sentiment in a tweet. He writes quote. Meeting with foreign. Diplomats is not a crime nor is peacefully advocating for human rights. President trump wants called egypt's leader his favourite dictator egypt remains a major recipient of us aid michelle kellerman npr news washington asia pacific summit leaders set aside their differences today issuing their first joint communique in three years among other things a group calling for free and predictable trade to help a global economy leaders of the twenty one nation apec groups as been substantially weakened by the coronavirus pandemic the group whose members include president trump and chinese leader xi jinping also about not to resort to protectionist policies notwithstanding the ongoing us trying to trade battle apec countries fell to reach agreement in two thousand eighteen in part due to discord between the us and china crude oil futures prices ended the week on an up note oil closing up forty three cents a barrel and the session at forty two seventeen barrel in new york. I'm jack speer npr news.
China Congratulates Biden on Presidential Victory
"China's foreign ministry has congratulated president elect joe biden and vice president elect kamala harris. Npr's emily chang reports from beijing. This comes nearly a week. After the election was called china's foreign ministry said today the closely followed the election and extended. Its congratulations to biden and harris. It couched that. Congratulations however by saying that. It did so with the understanding that the final outcome would be confirmed by american law and procedure a reference to the fact that president. Donald trump has not conceded. The race still absent as a personal message of congratulations from chinese leader. Xi jinping by contrast during the last presidential election. She sent congratulations note. Within hours of trump being declared president elect analysts say china is hesitant to endorse the biden victory because trump still remains in office for the next two months and could further sanctions chinese officials and companies if angered
The International Reaction To Joe Biden's Win
"Farm minister who has now tweeted. Congratulations joe biden. On your spectacular. Victory joined with other nations. Latest around the world congratulating congratulate and on behalf of new zealand. Vicky nice including lights. I want to congratulate president-elect buydell and vice president-elect harris. us allies around. The world have moved quickly to congratulate president. Joe biden vice president-elect kamala harris on their win even as president trump still refuses to concede the election for countries like canada france and germany. Biden's victory could signal a return to cooperation on alliances like nato and treaties including the paris climate agreement but the prospect of a biden administration seems less promising to more authoritarian leaders with whom president trump ford strong relationships during his time in office including north korea's leader kim jong un brazilian president jair bolsonaro chinese president. Xi jinping who so far have all refrained from publicly congratulating biden and harris. Joining me now is yes means. Sirhan london base staff writer at the atlantic. Thanks for joining us again. As mean thanks for having me also with us. Clouds ladas professor of history and international affairs at the university of north carolina. chapel hill. Klaus good to have you with us. Thank you hello. How are you doing all right. We are in very interesting political moment right now. The president trump has refused to concede and yet president-elect biden is moving forward and the world is noticing clouds. How would you describe the scope. So far of the international reaction to biden's victory well on the whole thing that has been a lot of rejoicing a lot of applause for biden. I think people are hugely relieved that the trump administration will not have a second term and most people are most leaders in in europe and asia and of people in that country's overjoyed. I six they were really getting fed up for the trump administration. It was too dramatic too. Chaotic to unpredictable and people are relieved to see a new administration. I cost you said the administration was dramatic and unpredictable. And i think many americans would agree with you but it continues to be dramatic and somewhat unpredictable. Given the fact that the trump administration is now calling for recounts and investigations into what they allege voter. Inconsistencies are world leaders looking at that and saying anything about that. The fact that they're still Has not been a concession from president trump. Well del shaking their hands. Most of them are shaking the hats but the key for that sorts to themselves because it is no point to interfere in businesses seen as domestic american politics very few people at least very few democratic leaders have any understanding for what is going on in washington. It seems to be pretty obvious that the was of a free and walls not done in a fraudulent way at all and over. Four million people can vote for biden Rather than for trump's majority will lots of for millions of popular vote. He won miss. Four million people and the people have accepted. That biden is president-elect. And booby the new president but they are. You know wondering what's going on in washington but hardly anyone is actually surprised. At the trump administration would embark on such a course of action because that fits in with what is administration was like chaotic dramatic unpredictable and quite irrational to some extent mean given what klaus just laid out there in terms of the continued reaction to the world leaders at least us allies. Saying you know okay. We'll watch what's happening and see how this all plays out. How much of the reaction you think is excitement about biden himself versus relief about removing president trump from office. It's a great question. I mean it's worth noting An and i thought can of clauses overview spot on that you know for a lot of world biden is a very familiar character He certainly not new to the world stage. I think it was in. Benjamin netanyahu the israeli prime ministers congratulations that he noted that he's known biden for forty years. And i think a lot of world leaders know biden. So it's i. I think probably if i had to guess my assessment would be that it's probably the latter. I think a lot of i think a lot of the protests you are seeing in the us in the days after the result was finally announced was probably fell at least to me is an american observing from afar like a lot more relief than necessarily you know excitement. This isn't to say that you know. Folks don't like biden or unexcited to see him at the helm on his set a recognizable figure. But i think the world generally kind of just took a big sigh of relief that you know here returns a. Us option that recognizes. The us is traditional role in the world and will hopefully be kind of retaking that spot on the international stage. And yasmin. you are in london. Where prime minister. Boris johnson has had a strong relationship with president trump. How do you think this relationship between the us and the uk will evolve under a biden administration. It's a really good question. There's certainly been a lot of chatter about that very thing here kind of leading up to the us election and now after that we knew the result i think there is some conjecture that you know obviously as you just said President trump and prime minister. Johnson had a pretty good relationship. I think a lot of that stemmed from the fact that president trump was quite a big supporter of brexit. And you know. I think kind of quite appreciated the sort of comparisons between him and johnson superficial is some of the may be particularly. I think he quite liked references to johnson. As britain trump some remembering correctly and there has been some talk about some potential tensions between biden administration and johnson's downing street. I'm particularly with regard to brexit. Biden has been very clear about his support for the good friday agreement and opposing anything that would undermine it. And i think there's also some talk about how you know johnson before he was prime minister had made some comments with regard to president obama's support for britain staying in the eu. Where i think he made comments about obama's kenyan ancestry in how he had an ancestral dislike of the british empire so these are no doubt comments that administration would probably remember well. But i think it's worth noting that you know. These are things. I do not think are going to shake up the uk us relationship. In a major way. I think there's a lot more that And biden share particularly with regard to issues like climate change like the iran deal and. Yeah i mean. I think more broadly i would expect pretty good. Relations between the us and the uk going forward While it's certainly true. That trump and johnson had had a decent relationship I think you know the uk is is certainly a country that would see its relationship with the us being important irrespective of who's empower claus does not same theory hold true for other. You leaders like angela. Merkel for example and wilma call who themselves had troubled relationships with president trump. And who i can imagine so far are somewhat relieved to see this New administration elect. Yeah the But regarding johnson outside that johnson dossier a little insecure. He was the first international leader. I believe who fold up biden and congratulate him. They said i think that shows the level of insecurity and also abidance irish background. Bill make him wonder how. how how much you consult poured onto the united states in the future and the united vendor the united kingdom needs a trade. Deal the us. And i think he is for it. You know i think he would probably have seen a second trump administration as being more helpful regarding angela merkel and other european leaders. They certainly were relieved. Undiplomatic led a very bad relationship with trump or with raza. Put it the other way. Round a macro tried in various locations to make overtures to trump it was trump really rejected it who couldn't really in the end stand. Angela merkel nothing kid. He had a problem with female leaders. You had the problem as lead us. Who voted much more open to immigration and to do something about asylum people who were looking for asylum in their countries and he could understand and he also criticised the eu including germany for its huge trade deficit of us united states or rather to the united states of course had trade deficit busy you and he almost criticized the eu and it's trade policies. As much as he did china he called the eu. Actually a foe. Which is you know really surprising that you consider your most longest standing allies in the world that you suddenly regard them. As foes at least in trade relations. So underline michael and the german establishment as well as the french and other foreign policies tablets in europe are usually relieved that they see the end of the trump administration and us yes-men just that biden has a very good reputation. He is regarded to be quite honest as perhaps a little too old for the job but on the other hand is a centrist is not extreme is on the last notes of right people know him they a appreciate his his personality is a people person you some would say. Here's a backslapping sort of politician but much more extrovert much. More outgoing and much more ready to compromise than Trump was so all that shouting at nato summits or g seven summits all that Very bad atmosphere attention. The you know the almost talk about to break up of nato and talk about that trump wanted to undermine the quesion of political union of the european union all that will be a thing of the past because by and his administration can be expected to be very constructive to what nate to enter to you however having said that may the last sort biden will also insist on the european spending more money on their defense efforts so he will not be softer regarding nate and regarding the defense efforts of the europeans and here europe really needs to do something because that is an old complaint which goes back to the obama administration and before that wasn't actually unique to the trump administration. And the you know that they are very reluctant to spend more on defense. But i think a practice the president biden will actually be more successful in persuading them at. That would be the right thing to do as you mentioned. Joe biden's age. And i think that that's something that we must talk about because if something happens to joe biden we could be looking at a president kamala harris. And i'm wondering this is something that came up yesterday in our conversation about The role that black women played in american democracy in electing joe biden. We've seen kamala harris the first woman of color to ever sit in that role that i wonder how she will be received by world leaders. Yasmine your thoughts on that yet. It's a good question. I mean i think you know. Obviously that history-making of of her being elected the first female of vice president of colors obviously huge certainly noteworthy among a lot of the congratulations. that were received. I think it was prime minister. Narendra modi of india who actually dedicated an entire tweet just tacoma harris herself And i think the reason for that is is obvious. Obviously her indian heritage. He he sees that is is an opportunity to further strengthen the relationship between india and the us. but yeah. i mean. I don't know i would anticipate We as you say. Given president-elect biden's age that kamala harris could have a more hands on role than previous vice presidents that we've seen In in for that reason we may find that world leaders will quickly get to know come harris in a way that perhaps they didn't get to know vice presidents of the past and it seems just based on the comments that we've seen uncle mirko also an a made a comment about looking forward to meeting a kamala harris that we could expect that you know the world will be paying attention to both of them very much. Not just biden klaus What's been the reaction From china and president xi jinping so far there hasn't been much of a reaction. Xi jinping has kept quiet. We don't quite know why this speculation that perhaps xi jinping want antagonize the trump administration while it is still in office. The course and ten weeks you can do a lot of arm. And he knows that relations between china and the united states are difficult as they are that will continue to be difficult under the biden administration. So he's keeping a low profile on the social media in china have however been lots of comments. Some people really regretful that Trump is leaving because it made the united states weaker. It created a vacuum in international affairs which was appreciated by some observers in china as us believe you know it is much better to have a more stable more predictable government even if that government is perhaps more strategic in its relations with china. But they appreciate that proper possible predictability and international affairs so essentially. It's difficult to say what the leadership actually things and we will have to wait until eventually shipping and The foreign ministry in beijing will come out with a statement but they will do so nothing at the latest one set to mastic insecurity about the election. Outcome has been resolved than they of course will congratulate her joe biden and kabila harris now of course Clouds one country that we know has been watching the disarray In the united states or at least the tension in the united states has been russia. What have we heard if anything from vladimir putin and or his administration so far the gun russia's keeping a low profile putin hasn't congratulated i them and He is keeping quiet. Does not much coming out of russia but the they of course are disappointed. That trump did not win the second term. And there's been talk about disinformation campaigns. Not quite as much as two sixteen but russia did its bid to perhaps enable second trump victory and trump. However the to be quite. Frank hasn't been soft on russia. The administration perhaps not the president. Personally who always had such soft spot for putin and very confidential talks with him and no one really knows. What when on doing these talks but when you look at his policy his administration's policies towards a russia that wasn't soft all imposed over forty times a new sanctions on russia. So he the administration actually hasn't been soft on putin. But i believe that russia fears of fields that the unpredictability and the chaos and the. Let's say less focused way. of the trump administration than what could you can normally expect from an american administration that that in the end helped a russia that often the president Closed both ice and that influenced also of foreign policy. Make us in his administration like the state department. Yes maine another Interesting figure here is israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who has been a very close ally of president trump And that even translated into votes here. In the united states for the president from certain jewish orthodox communities. He congratulated joe biden and comma harris this past weekend. What do you expect to see from. Benjamin netanyahu in the near term when it comes to us. Israeli relations under a joe biden. I think this is something. That doesn't just apply to benjamin netanyahu but leeds had good relationships with president trump. I think narendra modi also falls into this category. And even figures like victor or bonham road regurgitate both of whom have also congratulated President elected biden But you know. I think he's a netanyahu in particular is a leader who obviously has a vested interest in maintaining a good. Us israel relationship irrespective of. Who's in the white house. It's no secret that obviously he benefited quite a lot. From having president trump in the white house the the moving of the us embassy to jerusalem being obviously one of those Kind of hallmark examples of a win for him That said He obviously you know. He recognizes that an admin the administration is changing. And i think he wants to shore up that relationship. But you know there's it it's been reported That the trump administration is hoping to kind of work with the israelis to sort of applies more punitive measures on tehran. Before trump leaves the white house in the form of sanctions to kind of make it more difficult for biden to return to the iran nuclear deal and try to bring that back it. This isn't to say that. Netanyahu and biden would necessarily see eye to eye on a lot of things i think we would probably see under a biden administration a return to the bit of the more traditional tone that we've known the us to take these israel Opposition to settlement expansion. That sort of thing support for a two state solution but indeed it will not be as rosy of friendship As we've seen between that and your home trump that's for sure we should also note that President trump's administration was also very close with bolsonaro of brazil. Both are considered to have really supported Populist movements and i'm wondering whether or not Desirable not who's also refrained from Congratulating harrison biden on their win and other populist movements across the world are looking at this and saying well maybe this is signals a change. Here i think it's definitely a loss for them. It's a setback. Because you know. I think particularly for leaders like bolsonaro. Who really sort of you know played on his relationship with president trump domestically I think this is a loss because you know even before particularly with populist movements even in places on like brazil where they aren't in power they could turn and look to president trump until their supporters. Look you know he's able to achieve this in the united states so we can achieve at here if know the greatest the most powerful leader in the world can do this that we can do this where we are so without question. I think it's it's a setback for them They lose that. You know that key ally in the white house But that said i think you know populous leaders like minded leaders to trump. Who could potentially take that narrative and sort of utilize it in their favor so While it is a loss for them. I don't necessarily think that it will end. Sort of their relationship trump or or will end them using trump is sort of an example to their benefit. Yes means seer. Han is a london. Based staff writer at the atlantic and klaus ladas is a professor of history and international affairs at the university of north carolina. Chapel hill
What Xi said: Chinas five-year economic plan
"In Beijing today China's leadership will wrap up discussions of the country's next five-year plan. The Fifth Plenum this meeting is known lays out on list economic and social policy. Goals. At the time of the last one in Two Thousand Sixteen President Xi Jinping reiterated the Party's key target for twenty twenty of achieving a moderately prosperous society. Ardent Should show me into Sean consciously. Jewish. Measures of prosperity have certainly been on the up. And while the rest of the world economy will shrink this year China's will grow moderately. The new Five Year Plan, we'll have to accommodate a world battered by covid nineteen and a trading environment battered by the tensions with America. The fine details won't be made public for some time. The meeting is really just a formality for the country's rubber-stamp parliament. Within those five year plans though live big clues this time in particular to how long Mr See intends to stay in power. The five year plans are an inheritance if you will from the Soviet Union Simon Rabinovich is our Asia economics editor and is based in Shanghai. They used to be extremely rigid where the party was set production quotas for things like steel and grain or the last few decades they've become much more like rough guides as to what the party is aiming to do over the next five years you can almost think of them like election manifestos but of course, given that there's no elections in China the same parties in power one manifesto builds on top of the previous one. And so how does that hand look to you? Did they deliver on the on the last one and what's in this one? The single most important element to the five year plans. The thing that everything else revolves around is the growth target. Last time around their target was that they would average roughly six point, five percent growth annually they actually highly unusual for for the party that this year because of covid pandemic and what that has done to the economy I'm so they came up just short of it and so going into the next five year plan, not because of the pandemic but more because of the very hostile external environment that China now believes it finds itself in they're likely. To set a much lower growth targets, some people speculate that they might not even set one at all. Guess the basic estimate is that they might go for something like roughly five percent annual growth. So it's a big step down from the previous plan but the big thing for the party is that they still see this as the plan that will help to propel the economy and the country forward and so given. What's what's been said at at the plenum? How does China plan to deal with both of the ring down from the pandemic and this hostile environment? Apart from the GDP target, the big thing about the plans often is this sort of philosophy that underpins them. This time around the underpinning philosophy is is something that's been coined the dual circulation strategy, which I know sounds like a bit of a mouthful, but it's quite significant. Previously China talked about the great international circulation, the idea of linking the Chinese economy to the global economy and benefiting from that linkage. Now, the dual circulation is adding in this idea of the great domestic circulation, which is really developing the domestic economy developing domestic demand and production, and ensuring that Shaina is going to be strong enough to withstand the variety. Of External pressures problems that is now facing cynically some people would say, well, it's just old wine in new bottles. China has talked a lot about self reliance in the past developing domestic demand but the fact is I mean, the environment is clearly much more hostile from China's perspective. It's more than just promoting domestic consumption. It's about trying to advance a whole range of sectors trying to secure advanced technologies for China and building up a domestic economy that ultimately can stand on its own two feet, and is that a realistic goal is is looking inward in that way going to protect it from the the fears sees outside its borders. Its goal that comes with clear risks in that no economy no matter how large in terms of size is actually able to be self sufficient. That's that's the nature of globalization today of globalization that China has benefited from tremendously as at all condoms are interlinked but it is understandable given the tensions between China and America in the past couple of years given the fact that a growing number of countries seem to be falling more in line with America's view of China than than of China's you've China it's understandable. That China is quite worried about the rest of the world turning against it easy at other planning documents officials talking about the need for self reliance, a pocket term. These days is the idea of Kabul's issue. She stranglehold technology idea. There's specific technologies that if America or others don't export them to China China's development could basically be stopped. So there is therefore a belief that they need to develop things be at semiconductors be machine tools that will allow China to withstand that kind of walk eight were to develop trying to. Not. There it still has quite way to go to achieve that sort of self sufficiency. It'll be costly to try to get there but nevertheless that as a goal as an objective, this is something that they're very much focused on.
China Pledges to Be Carbon Neutral by 2060
"It intends to become carbon neutral by 2060 and signal higher spending on green technology in the next five years. Donald Trump before the U. N. Blames China for the global pandemic and urges punitive measures. China's President Xi Jinping says he issues should not be politicized and says science should be followed, pointing to the W H O Britain has
Trump Tells UN to Hold China Accountable for Coronavirus
"The. Chinese government and the World Health Organization which is virtually controlled by China falsely declared that there was no evidence of human to human transmission. Later. They falsely said people without symptoms would not spread the disease the United Nations, but it's hold China accountable for their actions. Following, shortly after trump in in the program was President Xi Jinping who both the UN and Davos has long extolled the virtues of globalization and he said that is to blame. covid nineteen reminds us that we're living in an interconnected global village whether Coleman stake. All countries are closely connected on we share a common future. No country game from others, difficulties, or maintain stability by taking advantage of others trumpeters. Do. Countries also went toe to toe to the extent that you can and prerecorded barbs on climate president she extolled China's leadership position in the Paris. Agreement after the US had withdrawn president trump said even without being in that agreement, it has the best carbon emissions record of any of the countries in that agreement. But Melissa, notably missing which we always get at the U.. Are the cuts shots of the audience members. So you understand a little bit more about how speeches are being received because we didn't get that this year. It's hard to know exactly how some of those remarks landed. But certainly, as I mentioned before, no punches were held
UN diplomacy goes impersonal, but what’s lost along the way?
"The U. N.'s first virtual meeting of world leaders lines up pre recorded speeches with some of the planet's biggest powers kept at home by the corona virus pandemic that will likely be a dominant theme after the video gathering among those expected to speak on president Donald Trump I'm instills Chaya Bolsonaro whose countries have reported the highest and second highest coronavirus death tolls respectively also on deck our president xi jin ping of China where the virus originated I'm president Vladimir Putin of Russia which is raised international eyebrows with its rapid vaccine development this year the platform is online and there's a pressing new priorities in the pandemic that has killed over nine hundred sixty thousand people worldwide I'm Charles in the past month
China sentences Ren Zhiqiang, tycoon who criticized Xi, to 18 years in prison
"The former property tycoon to a lengthy jail turn for corruption run. Jae Young, an outspoken critic of President Xi Jinping, was once a prominent member of the ruling Chinese Communist Party. From Beijing. Stephen McDonald reports. The man known here as big Cannon for his outspoken criticism of China's leadership, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. According to court documents. Renji Chung, the former chairman of state owned property developer Hawaiian Group confessed to crimes of corruption, bribery and embezzlement. Why the China analysts have seen this as a way of silencing a once powerful critic of Communist Party General Secretary Shi Jin ping. Ren disappeared from public life in March after writing an essay, which slammed she Jinping's management of the Corona virus. The British Prime Minister
US refuses to join international COVID-19 vaccine effort
"I'm Anthony Davis. The trump administration announced that it would not take part in an international effort to test, produce and distribute approval nineteen vaccine despite the obvious benefit that would serve to public health in the United States and the clear electoral benefit it would provide for a president desperate to project to sense of pre pandemic normalcy as is the case for so many current presidential decisions the choice to opt out of. The high profile vaccine search appears to be driven by personal grievance. Trump will not allocate US resources toward the effort because of the involvement of the World Health Organization the respected group he has used as a scapegoat to deflect attention from his failure to respond to the corona virus. A White House spokesperson said, we will not be constrained by multilateral organizations influenced by the corrupt World Health Organization and China. Thus the United States will not be involved with the covid Nineteen Vaccine Global Access Research Facility which will have over one hundred and seventy countries collaborating to develop a vaccine and distribute doses to high risk groups worldwide. The downside for the United States is immediately apparent if the international effort proves early success and the US version does not the country will face a gap time in which Americans will die as more collaborative parties reap the benefits but the American decision to bail will also impact the Kovac. Strive. The idea behind Kovacs is to discourage hoarding and focus on vaccinating high risk people in every country I without. The aid of the world's largest economy. It's possible that more defectors will emerge with the vaccine push being turned into a race with real winners and loses similar to the bidding war trump instigated with states bidding against each other for P. P. ultimately driving up the price since the beginning of pandemic, the president has accused the W. H. O. of taking a deferential approach to China but such a charge may be a simple projection as he also thanked President Xi. Jinping. In January for keeping the virus control, he then ignored the WHO's
China's Xi vows unceasing fight against Tibet separatism
"China's president has called for what's described as an impregnable fortress to stop separatism in Tibet Xi Jinping, speech, set out the country's policy direction intended to protect national unity, maintain stability, and educate the masses. Well, Isabel Hilton is the editor of China dialogue and has written extensively about Beijing's relationship with Tibet. Hello? Isabelle. Doing. Very. Well, thank you. Tell us what is this impregnable fortress. Well this is come out of the Communist Party Central Symposium on Tibet work, which is the you know the high level. It's the meeting that gathers together everyone who has anything to do with Tabet from security to economics to environment, and of course, the polit bureau is in attendance at the last one was five years ago. So it is quite important to understand the direction that things taking and I have to say it's not a particularly encouraging direction the the emphasis on a border security was not extensively publicized in China but I think that that is undoubtedly related to the continuing tensions with India, and we've seen a number of clashes along that border. But the other. Really important aspect of this statement is is really about hearts and minds, which has been a massive failure in terms of of Chinese occupation of Tibet and the the stress on patriotic education on the fact that monasteries must you know put put the party first and so on. All isses familiar but it's becoming more intense in terms of of of you know government propaganda and just simply failed over the years. So how does it intend to impose or bill this impregnable fortress to maintain not just stability but? Engage in those hearts and minds which which they find so important and what I think probably I'm sorry to say more repression it's. There is a relationship between what happens in Tibetan what happens in Xinjiang, which has lately had some more attention and but the body secretary who? Had A kinda panel up to consecutie system in Tibet then moved to Xinjiang to continue his work. So the security approach is very much the same and it is extremely tight security on on an absolute day to day level. So you know police boxes every few hundred yards kind of panopticon effect on on watching society for any kind of behavior that might be considered deviant. So that's one aspect of it and and the other oil done in the name of national security. and. Then the other aspect is the intense education and signification of Tibet. So it's been some years now since two Beden as a medium of instructions in schools was damaged and and you know there's heavy language pressure heavy cultural pressure on on Tibetans who are encouraged not to have a photographs of the delay in their homes but to her photographs of Xi. Jinping, instead to the the, it's really an an example of enhanced integration. Hitherto has been a policy in the People's Republic at least in name over SPEC for national minorities as they would call them. So Cultural Rights, language rights, and the idea that they could be in some sense autonomous and self governing. Now, that was never entirely implemented but at least it was official policy and that is now being abandoned really in favor of kind of. Han Chinese dominance in every aspect including culture and language, and how is that likely to be received in Tibet? Well. The evidence is that the more pressure the culture comes under in a way, the more people attached to it. So you know the most famous case was in nineteen eighty when when the reports from to bed to the center. Essentially said everyone's forgotten by the Dalai. Lama. They loved the Communist Party. It's all going swimmingly and it emboldened the central government to allow or to think about a visit from the delara sue the Dalai Lama sent. A representative. Group to inspect Tibet to see what conditions would like and as soon as rumors of these people's presence spread across to bet you thousands and thousands of people went to pay homage and his push notes into the hands and to weep and to go for the Dalai Lama. So you know the Chinese never been very good at reading. Tibetan sentiment and every time they criticized the Dalai Lama officially it sort of gives comfort to the Tibetans that. The Dalai Lama still matters and he still bad. So it's it's you know it's not a particularly helpful policy and the more that they cracked down on Tibet. The more Tibetan people feel more. They feel the difference and in a moment ago, you mentioned the fact that Tibet is stuck as well in terms of the relationship, the the very techy relationship that's being played out between India at the moment two degrees either side twenty used to bet. Well I think that this. That that's always I. Guess a problem you know the wasn't a border between India and China until the Chinese occupation of Tibet. So so now we have to Asian supervise and this border which is constantly disputed, which is unresolved and across which flow or manner of things including of course, people you know the flow of refugees to India from Tibet. has been a feature of the years the very large settlements of Tibetan refugees in India, which has given them pretty generous hospitality, the presence of the Dalai Lama in India. Then on the Indian side, you know there is anxiety about water supply because wall of. India's pretty much all of India's water supply comes from the Tibet Plateau, and there is constant fear in Indian security services that that the Chinese can somehow turn the top of which is unlikely but nevertheless it makes them deeply anxious. So there are any number of issues that that would need to be resolved in NFL comprehensive settlement. But at the moment you have to highly nationalistic governments each which is you postures vigorously over Tibet and I think that a settlement is not terribly likely Isabel. Indeed as ever for joining us on monocle twenty four, that was China dialogues is.
Belarus' Post-Election Crackdown
"Nearly 7000 people have been detained in Belarus after protests erupted on Wednesday. This follows the presidential election results that came over the weekend. Several demonstrators who were arrested have sense accused the government of torture. Jen, What's going on? Why are people upset? Well, so this basically kind of started going back a little bit before this election, so they had an election on Sunday. But a little bit. Before that there were some protests going on and Is a lot of had to do with Alexander Lukashenko and his he's the president and his kind of failure more long term in terms of the economy in terms of managing the Corona virus. But then there was this election coming up. And because Lukashenko he's been in power for 26 years now. He was basically elected in the first, you know, nationwide Democratic elections in the country. After you know, they declared independence from the Soviet Union. It was the first nationwide really free and fair election. It was also the last nationwide free and fair election. Hey, has since then consistently crackdown on all forms of opposition. He's rigged all the elections to make sure he stays in power. And this coming up election that was coming up this past Sunday. He was planning to do the same thing. He detained the opposition. You know, the key opposition leaders. But he didn't factor in that there was basically a homemaker, a woman named Svetlana ticking off scale. She's a 37 year old former English translators stay at home Mom. She's also the wife of one of the lead opposition figures who was detained and she said, Okay, fine. You want to arrest my husband? Then I'll run for president in his stead. And she took to the streets and basically said, You know, I'm not gonna let this happen. She basically helped unite the opposition and thousands and thousands and thousands of people came out to the streets in support of her. In a way that had not been seen basically in its entire post Soviet history on DH. Then, of course, the election was rigged. As expected, she, you know, contested the results. She ended up having to fleet of Lithuania she was feared for her Children's lives. But people are angry and they're back in the streets in the thousands and tens of thousands and true to form, Lukashenko's government is again cracking down brutally and trying to repress it. Well, Courtney, we got this message from Dave, who says the situation is so fluid. How will the US respond to Lukashenko's efforts to be seen to be looking for a political solution where he still stays in power? Well, General. I mean, the U. S. Has already said that they don't believe these were free elections. We heard that from Mike Pompeo just this week, and the EU has said that I mean, pretty much the entire international community has condemned these elections. It's interesting because this comes at a time when you there have been terrible relations between the US and Minsk for years. In fact, In. Lukashenko has been under sanctions by the U. S. Since 2006 after another round of election irregularities, so knows general saying free and fair elections that have been a thing of the past. In It has been a thing of the past there. But earlier this year in February, Mike Pompeo became the highest ranking administration official to visit there. In years. He went to Minsk. He met with Lukashenko in April. The administration nominated ambassador for the country, Julie Fisher, would be that she would have been the first ambassador there in more than a decade and actually just went up for her confirmation about a week ago. But now it looks as if there are some people on the hill who are saying while we need to hold up this nomination, If we send a diplomat there, it would appear that this is an endorsement of the crackdown. There are others who think well, if ever there's a time that we need someone there Help advocate for democracy. It's now but it looks as if that nomination is held up. So what's interesting is this All comes at a time where there really was this effort, toe warm ties between Washington and Minsk, and now it looks as if once again, Lukashenko going back to his ways of Trying to rigging an election of really maintaining his title as one of Europe's last remaining dictators that may end up destroying any chance for some kind of riel. Diplomatic relations between the two countries. Well, David on Thursday, thousands of women wearing white flooded the streets to protest that violent crackdown on demonstrators that happened during the week of protests. What comes next in Belarus. Well, it's going to be obviously down to developments inside batteries but also kind of slightly grubby great power politics because how his Alexander Lukashenko survives the dictator of this country. Just on the 10 million people for 26 years. It's part because he has been incredibly adept at playing the West and Russia off against each other. So he's taking a lot of money. Over the years from Russia, he has had Vladimir Putin as a patron of last resort, but he is also Occasionally flirted with Europe in first with us because he doesn't want to be taken over wholesale by Russia. China is also a player. President Xi Jinping of China was the first major leader to congratulate Alexander Lukashenko on this kind of grotesquely rigged election as though it was a perfectly good election. China is poured money into Belarus. It's one of its hubs Fishy Jinping's Bolton Road project, so This kind of constant playing back and forth. But the problem is that he is running a road because if he gives the European Union what they want, which is for him to liberalize on back down from crushing these process. You'll probably get swept
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"So hyphen debt lingering clean so high standards and to basically means that you're building hot soft. Both be stunned, according to the nations all the most popular and way, so for doing so so they're built the is the photo that kind of motor thinking much professor Wong as always been talking with one you John Monette chair, professor and university of China coming up in the last segment new-zealand firearms by BAC scheme sent to strike fair balance your name to world today. Stay with us. I am on coach idea. I teach at the university in today has organized its programs, and it says, on bringing in a lot of views from all over, it is an extremely good platform for information and analysis than I should all success in the future. Speaker with the day I feel very much grateful for providing jumped for me to communicate of the world and China's progress in China accomplishment and also China's split coach heritage. And of course, China's desire to integrated delve into the international community, I believe today opened the window as well as build a bridge between people in China and the world. Over the next six month New Zealand will pay gun owners to hand over the weapons that being banned nationwide, since a mass shooting killed fifty one people in Christ Church, a March man from Australia, who describes himself, as a what supremacist opened fire inside two mosques, New Zealand's gun, buyback program is the latest development in the nation's gun reform loss. Join us to discuss this effort is Patrick Flannery, as Patrick this gun buyback program comes three months after the shootings, this will to most gun, you New Zealand and how this work. Yeah, it will apply to most guns, the shootings as we know happened March fifteenth, so barely three months ago in this, this latest step is kind of a reminder about how quickly New Zealand has responded to the worshiping in its history. The prime minister just Arden and parliament immediately committed to changing gun culture, and they have really progressed rapidly. We know just weeks after the shootings New Zealand. Band most semi on on automatic weapons. Parliament budgeted a lot of money to pay gun owners for them to hand over the guns that are now banned, and they'll, of course be reimbursed for those that'll start next month when police begin collecting guns and it'll happen in a number of ways police will host events where you can just hand them over in different towns, you can work with an approved gun dealer. Police will come to your house in some cases to pick it up. The bottom line is QA gun owners are more than happy to go ahead and start doing this. They've already begun, and they have until late December to turn in those weapons. How many guns do police expect to recover in this program, and our most Kiwis supportive of this little most of them, are they reported about seven hundred as of yesterday guns of already been handed over voluntarily, really this program doesn't begin until mid-july? They estimate about fifteen thousand semiautomatic weapons are going to be handed over as New Zealand a safer place today than it was on Marsh. Eighteen that's a great question. Because it takes into account that the, the worshiping they ever had was was very much an outlier for New Zealand. But it's most people don't realize is New Zealand has a lot of guns. It's one in four people is a gun, owner of the five million people live in New Zealand, New Zealand ranks number seventeen in the world for the numbers of guns per person. And we know that parliament is still working on another amendment to address its own issues regarding gun registry..
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"So I think from that perspective is voicing events of for the future. Trend up the dollar. Example, for century trend of comic growth. We're seeing signs of things phone down down, his things finally actually missed the weakness is around the world. It about fact that we've already been seeing put up to court for bid at the time. So I think, you know, a Memphis is amendment end of a trend increases now we're getting to channel rate increases, though. I, I don't think we're gonna see fan too quickly anytime soon. I think it's gonna be for FEMA months, Adventist being generally quite cautious by movies. So any, it says, is ready to battle, the growing global and domestic economic risks at as it's too. Stock rising trade tensions and growing concerns about the week inflation. So tell us a what why is the week inflation? Well, you're inflation, as a couple of causes. So one domestically driven meaning that as an economy grows as capacity is used as an economy out of passively just due to the laws of supply and demand, economics, crisis start going up, which of course, by definition is inflation. So I think that's one when we look at in coral context, they think we are generally in a period of deflation, meaning the trend is towards falling prices, rather than rising prices largely to, to the enormous supply, train of everything from steel automobiles consumer goods apparel. And of course, this is not something that is brand new. I think he'd been living with this for a while, and which is perhaps partly an expert Asian for why central banks businesses investors have been at least a little bit surprised by inflation being leaker than expected. So actually policymakers have been getting mixed signals about the strength of the US economy, and a surprisingly, weak jobs reports showing just a seventy five thousand jobs added imail was followed by better-than-expected numbers on retail sales. So what do you, you know what do all this tell us about the US economy? I think in general, the US unemployment pictures to quite good, actually now the, the numbers is coming, seventy five thousand jobs created as significant expect is, is a quite I will say. Onuma signal that these probably starting to change..
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"So some people in Washington if you're uncomfortable the would urge and sometimes even pressure south three to play along. With their game for them. That is really I know strategic calculation how to disarm North Korea. Now, they don't have much consideration outline other consideration. But for South Korea is more than that it's about economic accomplishing. It's about unity, create future. And so they have different agenda. But now, South Korea, the calling for a third summit say if this summit it delayed. Again, again, of course we're not talking about the plan. Third summit anyway, say if such a gap getting longer widen wider. And then in as I said, the efforts would be somehow, you know, running out of steam, new eight has been languishing for some months, and what would happen. Next people have this concern. They're also people who call for the return of multilateral channels like the six party talks, which being stalled for years. They argue the bilateral way. I mean only talk. Between the US and North Korea cannot self issue. What's your take is easy to take that channel back yet to give a like a deal credit to the six party talks? Of course, in a way it is easier because you have the assurance not link from the US, but also from other parties, for example, China, Russia, South Korea in Japan. So it's in sense, is you're probably to have North Korea fuel assured that if the roadmap the US will follow that road map. But now it's really between south North Korea, and the United States. If there's a they have direct channels, ROY now it's like more like a game between the. Came and Trump. I I'm not sure they will be happy if you rob them of their game right now. So you say you bring other players like China of South Korean in Rheinau. China's three has been playing for important role, but mostly supportive role because we have similar go that is, we want to see a nuclear-free peninsula. And also, we want to see peace and stability to prevail in this region. Thank you very much, kindle. There was our chief political analyst struggle in the next segment, a UN report on the murder of Jamal, Khashoggi laced up lame Saudi Arabia. You're listening to world today. Staging. The get speaker with the day, I feel very much grateful for providing jumps for me to communicate of the world and China's progress and China's accomplishment, and also China's rich cultural heritage. And of course, China's desire to integrated delve into the international community. I believe today, open the window as well as built bridge between people in China and the world. United Nations report says the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was victim of premeditated, extrajudicial execution. The UN repetoire says Saudi Arabia is responsible over the preceding investigation, the execution of Mr. casually. A number of other human rights violations have been documented, and I've been denounced there is no way, the, the leaders of that state, including the conference will not aware of those violations..
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"It's rare foot both messages to be sent the same day. But still, what can we tell about the White House approach? I mean, did a United States side show enough political will to resume talks well is actually land with US policy toward. North Korea because the extra sanctions in a we have a herd of, basically, this is targeting at a both North Korea and Russian Ankara to financial institution say, they said all the violated this sanction regime over there. And then, you know baking what a beacon has is really about this whole. There's not enough substantive progress being made in the whole process, this, the low level dialogue, because for North Korea in the US complain like phone, both officials the low level fficials somehow, they not allowed all the field to include this, the disarmament of nuclear weapons into the dialogue into that discussion. The say for the US at that will be included in Technic level, on the technical level to make sure they roadmap to denuclearize in career of there. But. For new, I guess, the full career they have different agenda here. And President Trump is to visit Seoul next week for meeting with South Korean president moon Jae-in after that she's twenty seven Japan. It's been argue the row of South Korea as a mediator is not as strong in previous month. What's your observation that's right? Actually, at least in terms of enthusiasm. South Korea had been enthusiastic to have a close relationship. The two careers after all for them. You know, they have the sand of assault of different agenda with the United States for them. They are of one people, their brothers and sisters, even for some people in South Korea they would say, you know what's wrong with United and the career with nuclear weapons. That's not really a bad thing. Right. But for you, as the, the single game is to this arm the nuclear weapons in North Korea. So in the efforts to get closer to bring North Korea out of isolation, South Korea could sometimes really go ahead of the Washington's efforts..
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"Chinese president Xi Jinping is now impeding Yang for a state visit to North Korea. His health talks with North Korean leader. Kim Jong UN the visit come Mr. to neighboring countries are celebrating the seventieth anniversary of diplomatic ties in a. Signed article published a North Korean media. Head of the visit should Jinping has reached raided. China's support for king. John in leading North Korea to implement the new strategic line and focus on economic development. He also called on both sides deepened communication and coordination in a bit to make new progress in securing. Rich peace and stability. Now we're joined by shoot into our chief political analyst, so in general, how significance is to stay. Visit by the Chinese president opinion this time, well ballots. A steady visit itself is significant usually in the wizard state. Visit it means a new chapter opening a new type of relationship will for the strengthening of ballot ties. And of course when the come to China and North Korea, this is the first step visit by Chinese national leader in fourteen years. So that's something obviously, for Bala ties. It is also a. Result of L to say intensified, a work over the past year, about a twelve month fifty month of the past. In particular, the leader from North Korea can join you know, visited China for four times in preparation before after the meeting. In preparing to meet the US leader, Donald Trump, so to kick start the, the peace process, physically to get rid of the nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting sanctions in such as China has played very important role. So this is our third level. You can see that is a multilateral, not impotent, China and North Korea but also larger platform that is criminal on north East Asia peace stability, China as a very important. China is playing a unique role in courage in the North Korean side to take a boat step to start the negotiation process with the US side. And you know that has succeeded in two summits. So talking about if initial situation, Russia and China this week delayed, a US request for a UN Security Council sanctions committee to demand eight. Halt to deliveries of refined petroleum to North Korea. It's belief North Korea's slipping international trade including the trade between Beijing and Pignon has also illustrated the negative impact of the current deadlock. So what would be on the agenda for original countries like China and South Korea over assistance to? Yes, the larger by grown, of course, is the UN sanctions on those Korea. And of course, we know since February, the Hanoi summit between Trump and came basically that summit ended in expectedly without too much achievement in the sense. So since then, the efforts has been running out of steam, let's say, so that's a probably part of the reason why president Xi Jinping is in Korea to help that say re kick start the process and the sim time, I think China, Russia and. And South Korea. Basically think that North Korea has made some concessions by excising high degree of restraint not launch an in nuclear missile test of the past year..
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"Chinese president Xi Jinping will make a state visit to North Korea this week during the trip which will be the first Chinese president in fourteen years. She will meet with North Korean leader. Kim Jong UN as negotiations between the US and North Korea appear to have reached an impasse the visit coincides with the seventieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and North Korea. According to reports, the leaders are expected to exchange views on the situation on the Korean peninsula. No major contacts between North Korea and the US have been held since talks break down between the two sides at a summit in Vietnam, and separate. I'm karen. Mr. Benjamin Neo who says the international community should reinstate sanctions. If Iran follows through on its threats to step up, uranium enrichment, speaking at a government ceremony Netanyahu calls for the immediate imposition of snapback sanctions. And in an interview with Fox News, Sunday secretary of state Mike Pompeo says it was Iran that carried out last week suspected attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. There's no doubt intelligence committee has lots of data lots of evidence that the world will come to see much of it, but the American people should rest assured, we have I conference with respect to who conducted these attacks as well as a half dozen other tax throughout the world over the past forty days. Secretary of state. Mike Pompeo also townhall dot com. A photo of the man who was fatally shot after opening fire on a federal courthouse in Dallas shows him wearing a mask and tactical gear while carrying along gun behind special agent in charge Matthew.
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"Download our podcast by searching world. News analysis Janis president Xi Jinping, and as you as counterpart Donald form have exchanged. Congratulations on the fortieth anniversary of the establishment of China US diplomatique relations, while reiterating cooperation as the best choice for boats shooting pain suggested that bilateral relations are in an. Stage he caught on both sides to implement the consensus. They reached earlier and advance relations, featuring coordination cooperation and stability US. President Donald Trump suggested it has priority to promote cooperative and constructive US China relations, adding that his solid friendship was president. She has laid a firm foundation for the great achievements of the two countries in coming years for more on the Jonah US ties. We're now joined on the line by Toan Joe senior research fellow of institute of American studies was Chinese Academy of social sciences. Good evening. Dr tell them. So what are the key messages that we can get from this? I think we at least to get three messages. I were the both leaders attached great importance to China US relations. New they're important to China. They important to the United States and also important to what please stability and prosperity. Second. Message is the both leaders hope that the consensus. They reached a month ago. You not we'll be realized and in two months time, the two sides were reach a new trade agreement food wet the both leaders want cooperative constructive relationship and prisoner. She put forward coordination copperation stability as the basis for the future relationship. Yes, Dr towel. How would you describe the Jonah US relations over the past forty years? Well in the past forty years, China and the US differences in frictions and. There were the fuck Titians and ups and downs in relation inspite of that the general trend of the ballot relations wasn't moving forward. And there's a two countries cooperating you many areas and both countries got a lot of benefits for from the ballot or relations. So I think. Since over the bilateral relations is we corporation. Well, as you said earlier, actually, both leaders have emphasized on cooperation and coordination between the two countries. But actually, many critics are saying that the forty years of Jonah US convergence is starting to unravel because some are talking about an economic iron curtain and even a new code war. What do you make of the current state of China US ties? This is very hot topic..
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"Billion dollars currencies while agreement in a bit to provide greater financial stability and also silicate trait between the two countries the agreement. Follow the twenty summit in Aries. When China's president Xi Jinping match is Argentine owes president Moroshima free during the state visit given then Argentina is two third largest economy in London America and China is Argentina's second largest Detroit partner the toys between the two countries play an important role in their national economies. Today's goes more about the state of the spa a relationship, a reporter, she I wouldn't spoke earlier was deogee Ella. Argentina's ambassador to China was the economic situation in Latin America in last year has been in that Medica growing doing last year was. Very dense. Go flicked ear in the in the world. We are still great challenges ahead of us. And I were worst problem in all the regions is poverty. We still have around thirty percent of poor people would region, and that of course, is the most important challenge for all our governments and as a major country in Latin America how was this year for Argentina. Well, this was very complicate year. We have in the cycle semester. Major financial crisis. We have to call for an assistance of the IMF. The International Monetary if I'm. That supported very quickly, and that's basically because of the strong support of the United States and of China that means that showed that one of the few coincidences of China and donate states to was to support genteel, we feed very grateful to both countries that are supporting as in very difficult moment, China let him Ourika abusing merging marquess with similar position and common interests. You know, dressing global challenges, however since two thousand eighteen March the US Trump administration as the gay Tate of so-called trade war on Beijing. It burns uncertainty to the global economy..
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"To go full Schwarzenegger, basic weight training as little as one workout a week has benefits. Jim Chenevey, CBS news. China's government has ordered a stop to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world's first gene, edited babies officials say are strongly opposed to the efforts that reportedly produced twin girls born. Born earlier this month. President Trump heading to Argentina today to meet with world leaders CBS news chief White House. Correspondent major Garrett is in Buenos Aires where terrorists will be on the menu this weekend high-stakes dinner here Saturday night between President Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping signs. Both nations could be hurtling toward a full blown trade war earlier this week. The president's top economic advisers criticized China for ignoring long standing US trade complaints and yesterday both countries threatened to impose yet another round of tariffs on one another the president will pack eight high level meetings with foreign leaders into the two day. Visit meantime, back in Washington Democrats will finish electing their leadership team today on Capitol Hill chosen today are chairs and co chairs for the democratic policy and communications committee chair for the democratic congressional campaign committee, and while Nancy Pelosi is basking in the glow of her nomination yesterday by her party for house speaker. There are still some Democrats who are grumbling Representative Ron kind of Wisconsin is one of. Them. He says he will continue to oppose Pelosi citing the need for new leadership in the party. He voted against her bid for speaker two years ago. Bill Rakoff CBS news, Washington. A lithium Konak Rockefeller Christmas tree last night Wednesday night doctoring in the holiday season..
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"Analysis. Chinese president Xi Jinping has arrived in Manila for a state. Visit the two-day trip marks the first visit to the Philippines by Chinese head of state in thirty years prior to his arrival assigned article by the Chinese president, titled opened up a new future together for China and Philippines relations was published in three local newspapers, she said the mango of trip has to comprehensively exchange. Opinions was. Turkey regarding the in-depth cooperation between the two countries and our news stencils. So for more on those were now joined by Herman laurel, his the founder of the Philippines, Brooks strategic. Studies scrip a think tank on the Philippines in global affairs. Good evening. Good evening. So missiles, all you think you good evening, Janis Philippines relations winnow, it has reached a low point back in two thousand sixteen because of disputes over the South China Sea. But now things are changing since president deter to coffees and we see the two countries they are reengaging to negotiations on the South China Sea, and they are talking about joint exploration. So how would you describe the Bala ties at the moment? Well, I would describe it a presidency Jingping also described it perfectly in his speech here. In Manila, expanding the start in northern part of the world. It's getting quite cold like in Beijing. But here in Manila, he is treated with warm weather, and he called it the rainbow after the rainbow. So it is a perfect today. It has been a turnaround that has been a chief in the past two and half years with president and president Xi Jinping's. Excellent performance in Nava gate things through the rough waters that are stirred up by some elements. So we are looking forward to many many more developments in this direction. It has been of course, even more auspicious for the Philippines. As we are enjoying the goodwill of China, which is helping helping us develop many of our long pending projects from train systems, reproduce roads. And so on. So to your question. How would you describe the BI lateral eighties? Perfect today, especially government to government. They're still a lot of work between the Chinese side. And our people we need more. She stunts that directly impact the individual lives of certain poor sectors of our society today, most of the dealings between state to state the state government to government, which is alright because that is what is needed for the great lack of infrastructure in our country, which China is assisting in and hopes are already very high. The projects have been delivered very fast two years. And there have been several groundbreaking projects. Already to donate the bridges from China. A water supply. The future water supply system has also been inaugurate to massive drug rehabilitation centers in and many others. But the big ticket projects will be signed by presidency Jingping and and president in this historic visit. So it is a very good time for our bilateral ties in in terms of the sound shown is the I guess that remains potential flashpoint. But Turney has risen we said that everything has been excellent between China and the rest of our Seon spent for except for the frictions between western nations in China. So what do you make of his assessment of? Understand those who understand the true situation and understand the strategy of president the third day. There is no concern at all about the South China Sea issue. There are elements who control much of our media. These are all left over from the twentieth century era of several colonial domination and so on and the ruling class which control the neo-colonial ruling class, which still control much of the economy and much of the media, especially they have even C N N in the Philippines. So which is a version of the American CNN and throughout this passed this afternoon, they had a continuing coverage, and they insert certain. I times that are not accept. Really true and not very good for the impressions about this ongoing engagement of China in the Philippines, but that's one very small sector of our society. It creates all these impressions, but the all regular bilateral talks between China and the Philippines sorts out all the problems and understanding if there are any there's been great progress in the corporation was a major drug bust, which was made possible that it was into the billions of Besson's that was pretty end because of information delivered by the Chinese side. So corporation is working very well just before the arrival of president see two weeks ago, the the enemies or detractors of Philippine China engagement start..
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"But based on the crumbs and tidbits that we have what can we say about life a daily life in camp? So resembles basically avai spa hush sort of prison camp food is pretty minimal people aren't being stuffed death. But they, but that no getting nutrition older people dying people are not getting medical treatment and many of the people being sent to the come sir in the sixties seventies eighties. The day is mostly taken up with brain washing. So with the charting slogans with the showing of propaganda videos with all these materials that are supposed to convince people of the greatness of Xi Jinping, the one does the Chinese state, and so on people sleep sort of six to eight to room there's very little to do. And as was the main comes themselves, which have a population. We think of about a million people as I think about two million people who having to go to classes during the day. Day, but who was sleeping in the beds? The Chinese government often claims that these programs vocational, but of course, with seeing doctors were seeing seventy year old people with seeing famous poets and thinkers being sent to the comes who, you know, suddenly don't need to learn to be Chinese factory workers. I have a question about the way China really uses technology to is China using pressing tools here in the technological space to to accomplish a feat horribly remarkable is this well, this a huge network of cameras and electronic checks throughout Xinjiang. So it almost every point when you travel through the region nowadays, and this is substantially increased in the last few years. Your ideas checked now every Chinese citizen is expected to KAI national ID card at all times anyway, but in the course of typical day in say Beijing, it's never checked. But in shin giants much more like continue series of checkpoints at Shah. Ping moles a buses so fuel taking bus through the region. You'll be the bus will be pulled over you know, sort of once every hour or two and everybody's ide- will be checked and those ideas connect to a central registry. So that people who not whether supposed to be can be identified. One of the things we've seen over the last few years is weakest systematically pushed out of the rest of China and back into Xinjang. So the week population by djing where I had a lot of contacts friends has massively diminished. I would say is down by ninety percent ninety five percent. So you have the have this population forced back to Xinjiang and then subject to vase from controls. But most of the infant is done by simple manpower. So hundreds of thousands of hundred as officials have been sent to live with Wieger in their families to effectively act as sort of spies. In the home. And they often instance tried to get them to eat pork, demonstrate their loyalty because a lot of the symbols of Islam have become seen as symbols of separatism or resistance any level of religious faith, seems to be one of the keys, particularly for young men that can get you sent to the comes. And a lot of the coverage has focused on the high stuff. They were talking about a second ago like really high textile. We're talking China's Social Credit score, which is a way of Sesing, the quality of a person, basically and giving them privileged access to certain certain types of state institutions. Right. And then you also have facial recognition software as examples of things that people have really brought up this tools used to identify repress individual weaker is to what extent is that actually the situation on the ground. So most of this is not really true. Most of the technology is technology that could have been put in place ten or fifteen years ago in the west it simply the scale the is. Elementary which these technologies obeying trout in Xinjiang in terms of how much of this. Can we do how much of this slows down everyday life? How much this does this cripple the economy? This kind of thing. Social Credit doesn't exist. The western reporting on it has been terrible. There's a series of programs which basically designed to either build up the trustworthiness and the credit ratings of businesses ought to provide access to to credit like we we think of credit in China. There's no there's not a single skull. That anybody has that that goes up and down..
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"Download our podcast by searching road news analysis. Chinese president Xi Jinping has pledged to lower import tariffs and continued to broaden market access as he addresses the opening of a week loan import expo in Shanghai, Xi Jinping said China will exceleron opening of the educate. Nation telecoms, healthcare and cultural sectors, while protecting foreign investors interests and enhancing punitive enforcement for infringement of intellectual property. She has announced plans to extend a free trade zone in Shanghai, which was set up in two thousand thirteen to facilitate deepening reform and opening up. Meanwhile, Tana will build up a new board dedicated to tech startups at the Shanghai Stock Exchange for more on those my colleague, gene, hone earlier spoke was on her tongue Tongan author and columnist and Winston one matted interrupt of ship. Stone group limited so Winston, president Xi Jinping's address among day laundry echoed his earlier remarks in a speech at the boiler foreign for Asia. Backing in April any new take away for you. From today's address. I think it's he's reinforcing the message and to a wider audience because always base. Weekly focused on Asia. Now, these imported expo is targeted at much broader bay. And he's reinforcing the message that China will be committed to further opening up, and that is that is very important message because of the disputes between China and the United States and also against the background where you see the writing protectionist movements or sentiments, and he's trying to hold the, you know, free-trade banner and can set an example by you know, what he does not only just say it will be a powerful message. So I know I guess a lot of those international companies joining events stay or somehow stuck in this kind of dilemma there on one hand they need to maintain their sharing the need to do business with China. But on the other hand that feel like all if they are like too, much engage. In west China with the Chinese government sponsored events they would somehow make make make people like Trump on happy. But somehow of the remarks from president Xi Jinping is somehow making them comfortable, and like one instance that reassuring some of the long term messages promises Chinese authorities half being making so what is your take? Well, I I like to look at it in terms of the broader context that since the out for what what have we seen here we've seen India in China getting closer together you've seen trilateral between South Korea and also Japan making a new significance with meetings between the leaders and things like that this signals that there's an Asian century. That's coming up. It also says that China is playing is not putting all of its egg in the US basket. And there's good reasons for that, regardless of whether it's Trump or democrat a lot. Out of the same issues intentions are going to be there. And a lot of same postures will be will be part of that. So well, Trump might be more rude. Moral playground bully, you know, the same pressures being pushed by somebody who's seemingly nicer it just says long-term this is not an area where you can get much traction. So China's look world's Asian. They say, look, here's the US. According to the OECD, the US exported two point two trillion dollars worth of goods and services last year. Let's go to the EU twenty eight nation states. They exported eight point three trillion four times as much as US. So you know, it brings into sharp relief number questions. Why is the world trading in dollars? When the the petrodollars set up when the US was the main demand agent. Pour oil from. The Middle East. How it's now it's much larger than the US last month became the largest oil producer in the world at eleven point five million barrels per day, and it's not the largest trading. So you're starting to see a lot of leakages people's into currency swaps. As they start looking at other things, I think there's a move towards looking at a basket of currencies rather than just one single currency to create value. You know, look at all the countries out there who are being killed by the fact that their currencies has been devalued get dollars. So their dollar loans are now in some cases twice expensive 'cause they lost fifty percent of their value versus dollar. So looking at trade looking at the monetary system looking at long-term connections, where they you can build markets where you have friendly groups who are dedicated trait like the eat you like Japan likes out pre like, Osceola like Africa, like South America, basically like..
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"Flight to Taiwan. Anytime. Soon in you have become perhaps unwittingly involved in the latest chapter of the long running fight between Taipei by Beijing over who owns a self-governed island last week, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines began to remove references to Taiwan as a separate country and Taipei is furious. Well, I'm during two now in the studio by David Schlesinger hit a former Reuters editor-in-chief and expert on China. Well, by this DJ David, why is this happening now? Well, I think right now you have to look at what's happening with the tensions between the US and China. You have to look at China's own economic difficulties in the moment, and it's always good to play a nationalist power card when you had troubles at home. I think that president Xi Jinping of China sees an opportunity to have a quick win domestically by showing that he's very tough on the Taiwan issue and to show that he can get a foreign companies to bow to his wishes, any succeeded. So it's a win for him. It's American Airlines in the American swathe has just arrived at just joined in. But we've already seen the likes of British Airways and Lufthansa have already changed their that their country cares their their their, their destination codes. It's actually quite a confusing system that's been put in place, isn't it? Well, look the name humiliations in the name compromises over Taiwan, have a long history since nineteen Eighty-four Taiwan has competed in the. Olympic Games as Chinese Taipei, and then the all important World Trade Organization, it's known by a very, very long name. Indeed. Let me see if he can get this all out is known as the separate customs region of Taiwan Peng who Jim and Madhu bracket Chinese Thai closed bracket. So we're not come chicane when you know, where are you going on holiday? I'm going to separate customs region of but up today. So the name humiliations have a long history. The compromises have a long history. China has the power. It can basically push things along what makes Taiwan so nervous until unhappy about this is that it's a sign that Beijing is not giving up. Beijing is not going to stop. What's next? Is it going to be telling people that telling countries that they shouldn't accept the Taiwan? I mean the Republic of China passport. I mean at the moment, the Taiwan passport is very well accepted. You get a visa, free access to one hundred and forty-eight countries. That's not quite as good as a US or UK. Is work, but it's very, very good. It's like it's number twenty six in the world. Will will that be next on the pressure list and the issue that many people are saying have noticed that it's it's the the United States companies holding back until until lost week that the United States has put up a resistance to to to switching over. It's it's description of Taipei. Why do you think that the US has held back for so long will the US has a long history of being a staunch ally of Taiwan. It's the only country that sells weapons on a regular basis to the island, but the US has since nineteen Seventy-nine has had a one China policy. So I, the US accepts that there is, but one China simply has a fudge where it doesn't actually say what that means for the island itself. And of course, in June the US just opened a very large quasi embassy triple the size of its old one, the it's called the. Institute, Taiwan not called an embassy. There's no embassador people who staff that quote, unquote embassy have to resign from the diplomatic service before they do it. So there are always compromises, but the US has been about as close to Taiwan as you can be these days while still being friends with China, we have this issue now that we have companies doing business in China. Often finding themselves struggle struggling to balance the demands of of what the. Of what the Chinese damone business to be like when it works in China, but also the fact that they have that ideological pressure saying, we can't actually just do exactly what paging tells us to. I think the real question for business is where where does it end? If it's simply a matter of changing dropdown menu, that's actually not a huge deal. If you go to the American Airlines menu and you look up Glasgow, it doesn't say Glasgow, Scotland says, Glasgow coma, United Kingdom..
"xi jinping" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Records the sham price of. Tung Chung plunged by the maximum daily limit of ten percent on Tuesday President Xi Jinping said that has called for an immediate investigation. After regulators accused the company of fabricating data on its rabies vaccine and supplying substandard versions of others And the former White. House spokesman Sean Spicer has admitted that as he put it he screwed up when he claimed that President, Trump's inauguration last year drew record crowds he was speaking to. The BBC in his first UK broadcast interview since he resigned a year ago I think what I was trying to do and clearly not well was changed. The focus from. The number of people attending it to focus on the total audience, that had. Watched it and I thought we were much safer ground there. Then trying to focus on the number of people in different areas of the National Mall here. In Washington I did not clearly do, a very good job of that Mr. Spicer denied that, President Trump was to blame for the proliferation of what's become known as fake news. Saying the media would responsible for errors and full story's BBC news you're listening to the newsroom from the BBC World Service, with me not Jalil we start in Greece where forest fires. Raging near the capital Athens have killed at least twenty people and injured more than one hundred more Most of the victims died, in their. Homes or their cars some believe to be tourists these people. In the holiday resort of Mattie were trapped by the fire as it spread What can I say it's, over we are alive and that's what's important Thankfully the see was there and we went into the. Sea because the flames were chasing, us all the way through. The water it, reminded me of, the eruption it's won't pay exactly that and I. Said oh my. God we, must run to save ourselves and nothing else it was terrible the fires the worst in Greece for more than. A decade have led to a motorway being. Closed and trains being, canceled people are being advised to leave their. Homes the Greek Prime? Minister Alexis. Tsipras is presiding, over the emergency response We will do whatever is. Humanly possible in order to control the fires despite that I'm concerned that the symbol ten. Years, outbreaks both east and west of Attica correspondent Andrew plant has been following this story and Andrew the scale of this disaster. Huge that's right yes he extremely, serious I'm afraid just overnight. The number of, people killed has, gone from four up to ten then jumped to. Twenty and now. They're saying, at least twenty so looking very serious there we know this more than one hundred people have been injured including. We're told sixteen children if you look at. Pictures from the area, around Monte on the east coast of Greece You see trees. On fire you, see those fees are very close to lots of homes the sky is full. Of orange smoke and there's large parts of the. Horizon on fire and as you said the roads that have been blocked, by the sheer amount of calls she's trying to leave the, area Marty looks like. The worst place that's right. On the. Coast. And it looks like quite a lot of people, that got trapped by ring of fire some. Of these people who have tried to leave by road and we think some of those who've been killed were..
"xi jinping" Discussed on KQED Radio
"China's president xi jinping said a couple of really important things this week he indicated that he's willing to open up china's economy a bit more and to protect the intellectual property of foreign companies that are doing business in china now president trump often complains that stolen trade secrets cost the us economy billions of dollars every year npr's jim zarroli has the story it's not like other presidents haven't tried to do something about intellectual property theft by china trade negotiators in the bush and obama administrations spent a lot of time and energy in behind the scenes talks with beijing officials they tried carrots they tried sticks sometimes there appear to be breakthroughs in september two thousand fifteen obama said he reached an agreement with chinese president gee to address the problem i raised once again are very serious concerns about growing cyber threats to american companies and american citizens i indicated that it has to stop and for a while afterward it looked like theft by chinese companies slowed down says sam sacks a senior fellow at the center for strategic and international studies but sack says it didn't last and i think that in some ways that agreement was largely a symbolic political win at one time this dispute was mainly about pirated dvd's and movies but sack says the last few years have seen a ratcheting up of chinese ambitions to dominate certain fields such as robotics and artificial intelligence what that means is they're doubling down on efforts to acquire advanced technology proprietary trade secrets and they're doing it at a time when the administration of president xi jinping has consolidated power in the bureaucracy today foreign companies are more likely to complain that their software has been stolen by chinese competitor or that they were forced to give up trade secrets in exchange for access to china's lucrative and fast growing markets wendy cutler is four for acting deputy at the us trade representative's office cutler says us officials have often complained to beijing about these practices they would say well you know give us examples and we'll take care of them and many of our companies were very reluctant to give that information in fear of retribution and she says when us companies were willing to go on the record with complaints beijing would often brush them aside for his part president trump has promised a much more confrontational approach to.
"xi jinping" Discussed on Worldly
"By the party the term is actually collective rule that would allow for internal arguments and dissent between communist party leaders even though the system was a thorn terry and for everybody who wasn't in the communist party this seems to have worked pretty well there were handoffs between various different officials until xi jinping decided he wants to tear it apart so now that he is part of the constitution with the extrordinary mouthful of xi jinping thought on socialism with chinese characteristics for a new era i was looking for an acronym can finally what does that mean in practice what does he believe in what are those believes now mean for china i just had to say they egg it's really great xi jinping thought on socialism with chinese characteristics for a new era it's all capitalised at is just magical so that is actually like basically the guiding ideology now and it was put into the constitution and it's important to note that only two other leaders have ever had their ideas enshrined in the constitution in the same way and or enshrined and like official governing state ideology and that was charron mao and deng xiaoping so it really puts she on this kind of level with the great leaders of china in a way that that other leaders just haven't and it's also just basically further consolidating his power so his views are essentially now v guiding ideology for the country so in particular it includes a couple of things so mainly maintaining china as a oneparty state great with him at the top obviously more broadly came in the foreign policy realm transforming china into kind of a great global power but it also essentially sets him up to be this kind of unrivalled ruler and i think the all parts that are worth taking part for second so for longtime china as it's been becoming richer more powerful more of a player on the world stage has tried to can hide that a little bit as sort of say we don't threaten anybody don't worry about us we're not veteran neighbors were just as all peacefully that was a phrase that was used was sort of a peaceful rise but now they are spending huge amounts of money in the miltary they're engaged in fights with their neighbors over islands primarily in the south china sea but also the east china sea to build a.
"xi jinping" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Be on the table when el pais beats this week fences oblige head of global commodities and derivatives research had bank of america merrill lynch is saying that those hoping to limit production ibox boxedin with act ecuador's pulled out of the already the fact of iraq's former saint pancras cuadra half a million barrels day by your and all of these issues i think are going to weigh very heavily on on older members opec producers meeting saint petersburg russia monday with wti futures right now at forty five seventy five and brent forty eight o two well the operator of hong kong stock exchange is said to be getting ready to consult with participants on a planned revamp of the pre open session this will be for the half hour session before the market actually gets underway nine thirty in the morning weekdays and we're told that the discussions will focus on whatever our random matching time instead of the current system that uses the first twenty minutes for ordering and put in the last ten minutes for order matching and preparation that's why we always give you the preopen in about twenty past the changes could come later this year or early next when hong kong x rules out an upgrade to its trading system is stay b by the way of an expansion of its closing auction is today this involves including more stocks and we'll also permitting some short selling in the 10minute end of day session cherry right and president xi jinping is set to be backing the recent government crackdown on large chinese private companies more from bloomberg's yvonne man wall street journal says dahlia wanda hina group on deng insurance and both an international are among those being targeted the clampdown comes right from the top and says she directed financial regulators the economic planning agency and other groups to scrutinize companies were making large acquisitions overseas it's all business policymakers try to stabilize outbound investment in china's yen they mouth we try to avoid japan's experience in the 1980s when companies splurged on us trophy real estate and then got burned by falling prices yvonne man bloomberg daybreak asia hong kong and there's this sidebar full sunshine chairman guo guan chung says that foe son and shareholders should use legal means to protect against rumors and.