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Fresh update on "hong kong" discussed on The Ross Kaminsky Show

The Ross Kaminsky Show

00:49 min | 28 min ago

Fresh update on "hong kong" discussed on The Ross Kaminsky Show

"6 30 K. How Apple Daily was a beacon of journalistic freedom. Now it's gone. A victim of the Chinese crackdown on the former beacon of economic and to a moderate degree political freedom. Hong Kong, The tyrannical dictator in Beijing and his lackeys in Hong Kong have jailed pro democracy politicians, journalists and activists. I heard a Hong Kong citizen a young woman who is studying in Germany give an interview to the BBC is Saturday in which she said she may never be able to return to the place of her birth because by testifying in front of European parliaments, the Chinese government now considers her to be conspiring with foreign enemy forces. Apple Daily was founded by Jimmy Lai, a 73 year old estimated to be worth about a billion dollars who started working at the age of 12 in a garment factory for about 25 cents a day. Two months ago, Jimmy Lai was sentenced to 14 months in prison for his involvement in pro democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong last August. He is a fierce champion for independent justice seeking journalism yesterday after being forced to shutter probably forever, the English Web page of Apple Daily said simply. This concludes the UPDATES from Apple Daily English Thank you for your support today. Even that is gone..

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Apple Daily to close, last pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper

AP News Radio

00:38 sec | 21 hrs ago

Apple Daily to close, last pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper

"Hong Kong's a sole remaining pro democracy newspaper is publishing its last edition the apple daily has been forced to shut down off the five editors and executives were arrested on millions of dollars in his assets were frozen this part of China's increasing crackdown on dissent the board of directors off next media says in a statement the print and online editions will cease to to the current circumstances prevailing in Hong Kong the daily was founded by tycoon Chile in nineteen ninety five just two years before Britain handed Hong Kong back to China and the mission he was a toddler known for its celebrity gossip I'm Charles that's my

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Fresh update on "hong kong" discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory

Coast to Coast AM with George Noory

01:13 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "hong kong" discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory

"No vintage n A V A G E. A judge in Spain is ordered an autopsy after anti virus pioneer John McAfee was found dead in a prison. Sally died shortly after a Spanish court granted extradition back to the U. S. He was facing tax evasion and fraud charges for promoting Cryptocurrencies without revealing that he was a paid pitchman. People lined up across Hong Kong to buy the last print edition of the last pro democracy newspaper there. Apple Daily says it is being forced to shut down after police froze millions in assets under a new Chinese security law. Low cost airlines now rolling back of feed that it had linked to the coronavirus. For the past couple of weeks, Frontier Airlines has been quietly charging customers a covid recovery surcharge per segment, the to pay for things like cleaning its planes, masks and other protective gear for employees and plastic dividers at airport check in counters, But when it became known this week that frontier was charging customers for such things. There was backlash and Mike Frontier did last year when I tried to Charger social distancing thief for open middle seats. Frontier is now rescinding the Covid recovery surcharge. Alec Stone, ABC News, New York's Long Island, A girl had to be rescued from a bank vault. The old vault actually in a clothing store. It was serving as a dressing room. The door got stuck shut. And the Port Jefferson Fire Department had to be called in, spent an hour and a half digging through a foot thick wall before the girl was able to get out. There's no word and if she bought the clothing she was looking at This.

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Struggling Airlines Confront Long-Haul Crew Taboo

Airplane Geeks Podcast

01:59 min | 1 d ago

Struggling Airlines Confront Long-Haul Crew Taboo

"Up from reuters. Struggling airline's confront long-haul crew tabu. That's a kind of a great it. Serve a rhyming. Article title Max t what's this all about. It's about money as are many of the things that we talk about related to Changes at the airlines This is not putting the You know the the dime pay for the bathroom You know thing that we've talked about the airplane. They're talking about something bigger and more important. The pilots article starts out. Do long-haul pilots really need to pilots at the controls. All the time which i'm sure airplane management is going. Heck no. I mean think how much money we could save so Reuters has reported that Airbus in hong kong carrier cathay pacific are working a system to allow just one pilot on the flight deck. When at cruise altitude on long-haul flights currently long-haul flights have three or four pilots Usually two in the cabin in two resting at any given time. And i guess what they're saying is why have two in the cabin. When you're sitting up there at flight level. Three six zero possibly could go wrong. Airbus has something they called project. Connect and under that Effort they hope to certify the eighth three fifty for these single pilot operations again doing high-altitude cruise. When you read the article i. It sounds like they're being very careful about proceeding with this and being very careful about making too many commitments to the concept for a lot of reasons. I think mike. Did you get that kind of sense. And looking at this. They are being very very careful about it. And you know the whole concept of do they need to pilots at the controls at the all the all the time and the answer is obviously no. They only need to pilots. When there's an emergency

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Fresh update on "hong kong" discussed on Philadelphia's Morning Answer

Philadelphia's Morning Answer

01:41 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "hong kong" discussed on Philadelphia's Morning Answer

"And how to find the $579 billion in new spending needed for the bill. Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman, after meeting with the other senators in White House negotiators said they didn't agree on everything. But we were able to get their Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner, telling reporters. We wouldn't be going to the White House if we didn't think it had broad based support. Tim McGuire. Washington one of the few remaining pro democracy voices in Hong Kong has fallen silent. The Apple Daily newspaper publishing its final edition victim of a national security law imposed on the city by communist China. The BBC's Michael Bristowe newspaper remain defiant until the end, Apple Daily is dead. One of its editors, press Freedom is the victim of tyranny. The media outlets has being And arrested its most senior journalists. Million copies of the final edition rolled off the presses long lines formed as people rushed out to buy them. President Biden has a message for gun owners. In his words, If you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F fifteens and maybe some nuclear weapons. He said that as he unveiled his crime fighting package yesterday, Wall Street now features up 190 points. NASDAQ futures ahead 80 S and P futures funny points higher more on these stories, a town hall dot com You live here? He lives here. Good morning, Chris. Great shell, as usual. I think you're wonderful combination of information, humor and faith. I really appreciate you being on the air. Hey, Chris. Good morning. I love you. You're awesome. Yes. Is Philadelphia's morning answer with Krista Go on Philadelphia's Am 19 the answer. A little past seven o'clock. How do you do on this gorgeous Thursday telephone number? 618 50 09 90. This is a great Parenting question..

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Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily facing shut-down under pressure from China

NPR News Now

00:18 sec | 1 d ago

Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily facing shut-down under pressure from China

"Says it's days away from going out of business. The move comes a week after hong kong police froze the paper assets and arrested senior executives on charges of violating the territory's new national security laws. the paper's founder. Jimmy lai is being detained on similar charges. Canadian prime minister justin

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Fresh update on "hong kong" discussed on KC O'Dea Show

KC O'Dea Show

00:29 sec | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "hong kong" discussed on KC O'Dea Show

"More example. This man, a designer at the paper asks. Does this reflect the reality that Hong Kong is losing its freedom of speech? Apple Daily's assets were frozen last week, and reporters were arrested under a security law imposed by China's central government. America's listening to Fox News today. I'm taking it to the streets to give people the good news. Excuse me. Hello, I'm Flo from progressive. And did you know I'm just waiting for the bus? So then you have time to hear about how with home court Explorer? You can check if you're paying too much for home insurance? Yeah. If I was interested in talking to you. Which I'm not okay, I'll do the talking and you just check if you can be saving, which is going to be pretty hard to do if you put on your headphones, Okay..

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Apple Daily Increases Print Run as Hong Kongers Queue to Buy Paper

BBC Newsday

02:04 min | 3 d ago

Apple Daily Increases Print Run as Hong Kongers Queue to Buy Paper

"We must press on, said the chief of Apple Daily newspaper as he was arrested. At the end of last week, the journalists on the best known pro democracy paper in Hong Kong carried on producing and writing. They also sold hundreds of thousands of copies. Some Hong Kong has elected to show their support by buying 10 at once and then just giving them away. But for how much longer Last week's actions by the Hong Kong authorities are making it very difficult for the newspaper to carry on to remind you, its owner, Jimmy Lai, is in jail, serving a sentence for unauthorized assembly and senior staff at the paper are being held at the moment, it's feared the paper may not survive for long, like a matter of days. Mark Simon is an adviser of the owner Jimmy Lai. The government has frozen the access to the bank accounts. They've frozen any interaction with the bank account, so they and they've informed Hong Kong banks not to deal with Apple daily. So basically the situation is the company is up, unable to operate its bank accounts, and that's basically that's as bad as it gets. But I mean, you're a large company, 600 employees and so on What's on the agenda for the board meeting, then right now that sounds like the agenda for the board meeting is going to be basically how to work to get the accounts on frozen and then what's the progress there? But it's not really a decision that I think Apple Daily is making. It's not really a decision that's on our side. That's really the decision on the government side at the Security Department wants to open, let The paper operate. That's fine with them. That's fine with us. If not, there's nothing we can do you It's they've cut off every every vehicle and every venue for us, they say if they don't if they don't unfreeze the bank accounts can you carry on operating? I don't think I don't see how nobody can carry on operating without financial, you know activity. In other words, if you can't conduct your business, how do you carry on operating? Uh, it's illegal action. It's illegal, also in Hong Kong. In other words, you can't contract for services or tell employees to work without the ability to

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Fresh "hong kong" from America's First News

America's First News

00:49 min | 2 hrs ago

Fresh "hong kong" from America's First News

"Later today, the president will go to North Carolina to again promote the covid vaccines. 60% of Americans in a new Fox poll believe that Covid leaked out of a Chinese lab Now China's crackdown on Hong Kong democracy has stopped the presses, literally. Foxes, Simon no one explains Live. Dave. They've been long lines at newsstands in Hong Kong today as people pick up the final edition of Apple Daily, a prominent pro democracy newspaper, which is shutting down as China tightens control, and now this man, a designer at the paper asks. Does this reflect the reality that Hong Kong is losing its freedom of speech? Apple Daily's assets were frozen last week, and reporters were arrested under a security law imposed by China's central government. America's listening to Fox News Jason in the house that Jason Chaffetz podcast. There is always someone doing something stupid somewhere dive deeper than the headlines in the party lines as I take on American life, politics and entertainment. Join me, Jason Chaffetz every Wednesday as a shed light on the news and make some predictions.

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Hong Kong Newspaper Editor, CEO Denied Bail

Weekend Edition Saturday

00:17 sec | 4 d ago

Hong Kong Newspaper Editor, CEO Denied Bail

"Hong Kong court is denying bail to the editor in chief and the CEO of the popular tabloid style newspaper Apple Daily. They were arrested in a raid this week under a strict national security law. The pro democracy paper has angered

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Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Press Executives Charged Under New Security Law

BBC World Service

00:52 sec | 5 d ago

Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Press Executives Charged Under New Security Law

"Two senior employees of Hong Kong's pro democracy newspaper Apple Daily have appeared in court charged with violating national security. Both the editor in chief Ryan Law and the Chief executive, Chung Kim Hyung, were denied bail. And he, Vincent is in Hong Kong. Dozens of Hong Kong residents lined up outside West Callaloo in court to support the Apple daily executives on Friday night. Three of the five arrested were released on bail. Today. The court heard that the chief editor and CEO of Hong Kong's most popular newspaper stand accused of conspiring with the paper's owner, Jimmy Lai, in requesting foreign nations to impose sanctions against Hong Kong. And the Chinese government. Mr Light, is already serving time in prison for his involvement in the 2019 protest movement and is awaiting trial for national security law charges.

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Hong Kong Newspaper Editor, CEO Denied Bail

BBC World Service

00:52 sec | 5 d ago

Hong Kong Newspaper Editor, CEO Denied Bail

"Two senior employees of Hong Kong's pro democracy newspaper Apple Daily have appeared in court charged with violating national security. Both the editor in chief Ryan Law and the Chief executive, Chung Kim Hyung, were denied bail. And he, Vincent is in Hong Kong. Dozens of Hong Kong residents lined up outside West Callaloo in court to support the Apple daily executives on Friday night. Three of the five arrested were released on bail. Today. The court heard that the chief editor and CEO of Hong Kong's most popular newspaper stand accused of conspiring with the paper's owner, Jimmy Lai, in requesting foreign nations to impose sanctions against Hong Kong. And the Chinese government. Mr Light, is already serving time in prison for his involvement in the 2019 protest movement and is awaiting trial for national security law charges.

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Editors of Hong Kong Newspaper Arrested Under Security Law

Here and Now

01:44 min | 6 d ago

Editors of Hong Kong Newspaper Arrested Under Security Law

Internet Outages Briefly Disrupt Access to Dozens of Websites, Apps

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | Last week

Internet Outages Briefly Disrupt Access to Dozens of Websites, Apps

"Dozens of financial institutions and lines and other companies around the globe were hit by a wave of brief internet's hostages the outage hit especially hard in Australia where many people were unable to do online banking access postal services internet monitoring website said that many disruptions took place including two U. S. based airlines even the Hong Kong stock exchange was not spent as it posted on Twitter that fight was facing technical problems about seventeen minutes later it announced it was back up and running many services were resumed after a narrow side but the affected companies said they were working overtime to prevent further problems I'm Karen Thomas

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China Decries G7 Joint Communique

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | Last week

China Decries G7 Joint Communique

"China's embassy in Britain has charged the G. seven of inaccurate accusations when the leaders in a joint statement urged China to make progress on human rights and fundamental freedoms an unidentified embassy spokesperson says the summit communique published undistorted remarks on Xinjiang Hong Kong Taiwan and other issues well deliberately slandering China and arbitrarily interfering in China's internal affairs they're trying to come and goes on the G. seven statement is a serious violation of the basic norms of international relations and exposed the sinister intentions of a few countries such as the U. S. and ended with with strongly dissatisfied and firmly opposed to this I'm Charles the last month

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Hong Kong Democracy Activist Agnes Chow Released From Jail

BBC World Service

00:44 sec | Last week

Hong Kong Democracy Activist Agnes Chow Released From Jail

Guerrilla Girls: Corrupt Museum Boards, the Female Nude and NFTs

The Art Newspaper Weekly

01:37 min | Last week

Guerrilla Girls: Corrupt Museum Boards, the Female Nude and NFTs

"Say thank you so much for joining us on the podcast and boy. Oh boy or should. I say go go. It has been a year with all the social and political uprisings from black lives matter movement to autism being arrested in protest over leaderships in russia. America hong kong to name but a few there has been a lot to shout about recent me so my question fastest. Has this been exceptionally busy. Time for the guerrilla girls. Actually it has you would think during the pandemic were all working. Virtually not together things would have slowed down but as you know. We have this big art night project launching next week. And we've still had exhibitions. Mostly virtual all over the place and our activism. never stops. We've been doing a lot of recent work against all kinds of museum issues museum corruption and things like that. So you're right. There are so many problems right now so many horrible things going on. But for us activists. That's what we do. We just keep pushing that rock up a hell trying to make things a little bit better. I think one thing. That explains why we've been so busy is that we've always been virtual. We've always been online. We of course did live appearances. We don't do those now but it's so much of what's going on now in in terms of protest and dissent happens online as well and we've always been you know working those working at routine.

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Rick Warren retiring as lead pastor at California megachurch

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 2 weeks ago

Rick Warren retiring as lead pastor at California megachurch

"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting Rick Warren is retiring as lead pastor at a California megachurch megachurch pastor Rick Warren has announced he is retiring Warren told his congregation Sunday the search for his successor will be launched this week according to the Orange County register the sixty seven year old worn has led the saddleback church for forty two years while the main campuses in Lake Forest saddleback church has expanded to fourteen locations in southern California with an average weekly attendance of thirty thousand they're also international campuses in Hong Kong and Germany the Philippines and Argentina Warren has written multiple books including the purpose driven life hi Mike Rossio

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Hong Kong commemorates Tiananmen Square Massacre despite crackdown

The Barry and Larry Real Estate Show

00:14 sec | 2 weeks ago

Hong Kong commemorates Tiananmen Square Massacre despite crackdown

"Square crackdown all entrances to Victoria Park, where the main vigil is normally held with barricaded, But hundreds of people instead created a procession around the park with the lights on their phones and candles. Clinician ABC NEWS Hong Kong, A group

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Remembering the Tiananmen Square Crackdown

NEWS 88.7 Programming

01:44 min | 2 weeks ago

Remembering the Tiananmen Square Crackdown

"Which came 32 years ago today, when hundreds possibly thousands, died when China's Communist Party had used the People's Liberation Army to put a bloody end to the student led pro democracy protests. 1989. The date is always a flashpoint and nowhere is this more sensitive than the restive region of Hong Kong. Already a prominent pro democracy activist, Xiao Hong Kong, has been arrested by police there for promoting unauthorized assembly. The authorities say this year's event has been banned due to covid social distancing restrictions. Hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong residents would normally packed Victoria Park in a late night vigil. The BBC's Danny Vincent has this report from Hong Kong. For more than three decades. Ivy lie has marked every anniversary of the June 4th crackdown. She keeps copies of newspaper articles from that day under her bed, she does not forget. Hong Kong is the only place on Chinese soil that officially commemorates those that died in 1989. When the Army opened fire on pro democracy protesters. It's murder. It's a bloody massacre of Tiananmen Square. This year, the police have banned an annual visual marking the day they threatened to imprison anyone who defies covid 19 restrictions. Ivy becomes emotional at the thought of not being able to attend. Activists believe the pandemic is being used as an excuse to silence dissent. That the which, over the years I think that not being able to go to Victoria Park, Hong Kong people will be very upset. Yeah.

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China Says It Will Allow Couples to Have 3 Children

Seattle's Morning News

01:45 min | 3 weeks ago

China Says It Will Allow Couples to Have 3 Children

"But the numbers have changed as we hear from Remy Inocencio. China needs more babies. Yes, that may seem like a strange thing to say, since it's the world's most populous country with 1.4 billion people, But China is getting older faster, and Beijing expects deaths will outnumber births as early as next. Couples can have three Children up from two isn't enough, says political scientist Jean Pierre Cabestan in Hong Kong unless the government introduces Really incentives providing special allowances. This week on Chinese social media means of triple bunk beds went viral women in China were vocal. There should be more policy support, more education support and medical support. Jew home, Yan says. Your men could do more. I don't want to have a second child. A third is even more impossible, says this mother of one. And one more population point to consider. There are people being born right now who could see a world where China is

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John Cena Apologizes to China After Calling Taiwan a Country

AM Tampa Bay

01:15 min | Last month

John Cena Apologizes to China After Calling Taiwan a Country

"Says Taiwan is a country which it is and he says, Why apologize to China talking about John Cena getting in trouble? With what he said. Um, I forgot what he said now, But he just said that Taiwan was gonna be the first country to get to watch fast and furious nine and China was the one who was outraged on Twitter. That's why he apologized to China because they were the ones who decided to throw a fit on Twitter. He's spoken Mandarin amount. Yes, Chinese. So did you this morning. Interesting. Oh, yes, very interesting anyway. Hey goes on to say, How's this different in the N B, a folding up like a tent over China and Hong Kong that they certainly did. And he says send apologized to China because They must sell a lot of wrestling merchandise in China not so much in Taiwan, which is a small island. And in China, there are hundreds of concentration camps with forced labor and torture, which there are And, uh, He says. Major sports standing up for Communist China makes me sick. And I think that's true with a lot of people. Really, especially the MBA. Want to wish a

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"hong kong" Discussed on First Person

First Person

03:59 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong" Discussed on First Person

"I found a having covered the handover I found it fascinating to go back so many years later and so I probably five or six trips over a period of two three months, and what was interesting is there were a lot of students, but there were a lot of ordinary Hong Kong people who? Had to develop a certain political identity. They didn't see themselves as mainland Chinese, they didn't see themselves as. People who lived under the government of the Chinese? Communist Party? They have a very separate identity and very separate values. I'm going I. Talk to people in Hong Kong I. It's talking to people in the mainland I would say they have very little. In common, the conversations are different. The values are different, and that's part of a a lot of this conflict is over identity. So the Chinese Communist, party is very worried about holding the country together as people have become so much more wealthy, more sophisticated greater expectations because of the growth as well as their own travel in education overseas, and what it feels it has to do on its periphery is to break. Other identities say that's what they're doing. Everybody in Hong Kong knows that they want to turn Hong Kong into just another southern city in China. I mean it's interesting of course. China is a country of many many identities. Well not from the Party's perspective, so let's look at the periphery because I think it's very good to look at the periphery of China. Understand where the Communist Party is coming from what are their greatest fears? and. Let's watch what they've done in Tibet. There was a period of time a number of years ago, where monks relating themselves on fire because of the repression, and they put monasteries cities on lockdown and I gotta say this is very different from what I was there in the nineties. I mean in the nineties in Beijing. Yes, it's an authoritarian country, but it was pretty free wheeling, and you could talk to a lot of people about a lot of topics and people were not scared..

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"hong kong" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

07:04 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong" Discussed on FP's The Editor's Roundtable (The E.R.)

"Thank you for joining us. Happy to be here Sir so as you like. The rest of the world has been watching Hong Kong is. Undergoing a wave of major protests will get to a little bit later in our conversation, but I WANNA go back a little bit. Because you are on the ground in Hong, Kong in Nineteen, ninety seven. With the handover. Let's talk about how hung on with a colony to begin with well it you know. The history of the city is completely different than the history of any other city in China I mean obviously There were neocolonial cities like Shanghai, which retreated ports Hong Kong was indeed a colony, and so from the from eighteen, forty, nine, forty, two on, it had a completely different. Different system and it was also incredibly successful one. You had British rule of law. You didn't have democracy, but it was a much more open and cosmopolitan place. It was a watching post for China, and it was also a kind of a mix of east and west in many good ways. There are a lot of sort of the protections of Western society but. Very rich Chinese culture right there on the south, China, sea. So a very different city than you would find anywhere else in China and I think we're seeing those differences really most acutely right now, and we should acknowledge that Hong Kong major port obviously. The. How did that have an impact on its culture? I think it's much more cosmopolitan. You gotTA remember up until. Seventy, nine, the opening particularly with the United States China during the was was just incredibly close, so for instance I lived in Shanghai and my kids went to Shanghai American school. That's a school with over one hundred years of history, but there's a long period of time. When it wasn't even open, it was closed because under Mao there was almost no access from the West and particularly for Americans. Hong Kong was always sort of this cosmopolitan hub just right up against the mainland, and then of course Hong Kong Island just off the mainland. So ninety seven. Yeah, here there on the ground in the run-up to and then the actual night of the handover. What did it feel like to be there? You did feel like it was a huge moment. In the history of Communist China and basically China and the West. China has been. The from a Chinese perspective they talk about is you're probably very familiar. Listeners will be familiar. The hundred years of humiliation in which they lost Hong Kong they had to open up these treaty ports in places like Shanghai which they didn't want to do, they were forced to do that and then war with the Japanese invasion, all of that and so what? What the Chinese. Government the Communist Party's been doing for quite some time now is sort of consolidating what it lost bringing back, Hong Kong in ninety, seven, Macau from the Portuguese and ninety nine, eventually Taiwan and so that sort of the perspective, and so you could see a much much stronger China in ninety-seven, still maybe the seventh or eighth largest economy in the world beginning. Beginning to consolidate and return to sort of the way it saw itself historically, and of course the British having to give it up, and it was very interesting to. There is some writing on this that I. Think and if I remember correctly in the archives that there was talk of the British trying to introduce some sort of democracy and Deng Xiaoping threatening to send the. The People's Liberation Army and because even then he knew that you couldn't have that. You couldn't have a Chinese city. Right up against that border with a completely different system, but they did usher in One Country Two Systems. What does that mean well? It means something very different today than it did ninety. The whole concept was that Hong Kong after ninety and for fifty years. Would be able to keep its way of life. Essentially, that means the British rule of law system free speech free press. They're very good. In terms of anti-corruption, it's a much more Western kind of society and was that negotiated at. What point between the British and the Chinese zoos between Deng, Xiaoping and Margaret, Thatcher, in eighty, four or so yeah. And so the. Idea was Hong Kong will get fifty more years of this system right. They would not be immediately absorbed. It would not have to become communist or anything like that because that would have been just a completely radical change and Lord knows what it would have to have to send in the army if you wanted to do that. They get this agreement, but at the same time was there a culture of dissidents and exile Eddie Among Hongkongers? There was and I can. It's really I. Remember at midnight on that night. The People's liberation. Army rolling across the border into Hong. Kong and there was a feeling of dread and I think they came to the Prince of Wales Barracks that night right on Victoria Harbour. There was great concern. There's a history in Hong Kong of people coming there who are exiled from China certainty and the Cultural Revolution. People literally made rafts and floated down the river and swam to Hong Kong, but many of them have always had a second passport because Hong Kong always seemed a temporary place. Not You you neither East nor west and that night. My strongest memories was standing outside the Legislative Council building as China was taking back control, and there were the democratic legislators particularly Martin. Lee The godfather of Chinese democracy, avowing to do everything they could to keep Hong Kong free, and to continue to push for political representation inside Hong Kong for ordinary people and to resist the authoritarian regime that was essentially taking control of the city. There is a mix now. There are democratically elected lawmakers. Of course you, you have different factions have pro-beijing. pro-beijing people particularly, some of them may have a mainland background also are very much oriented towards the economy of China and see great advantage to integrating with China because the economy his so huge there now and then just recently, the Shenzhen economy surpassed the Hong Kong economy so Hong Kong no longer has the kind of leverage that had once had, and it's very dependent on the mainland in a way that was not. A twenty two years ago, there was more anxiety. I mean ninety seven was not even a decade after gentleman. was there anxiety having watched? What happened Hannemann with the hand of there was somebody else interesting I. Look back on what we wrote them as journalists, and at the time I felt like our coverage was maybe a little sensationalistic in the sense that we talked about the gloom and doom, but in fact the reality was nothing was going to change soon, and so even ten years on as I looked. Sometimes I would go back and look at my own writings and go. You know it was. It was a little over the top or a little too dark in terms of its approach. I now feel our coverage was right or maybe should have been even tougher because we've seen what's happened. and it's become very clear that this regime under Xi. Jinping cannot tolerate one country two systems. I WANNA spend one more moment on the night of Nineteen, ninety seven the handover. There's video archives of the last governor from the UK be candid back. The British flag looking really overcome with emotion..

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"hong kong" Discussed on Front Burner

Front Burner

03:27 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong" Discussed on Front Burner

"On Thursday China's parliament passed the draft resolution of its controversial national security law. It's meant to criminalise acts. That are seen to remind the Chinese government's authority and for many this signals. The end of one country two systems a political promise made one Hongkong a former British colony was handed over to China in nineteen ninety seven. It allowed people in Hong Kong certain civil liberties not found in mainland China. This week thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong to make their fears and discontent around the new law. Known protests about China's long reach have really become part of the fabric of Hong Kong life last June. What began as demonstrations against a proposed extradition? Bill would later turn into a call for greater democratic freedoms today journalist and lawyer Antony Dapper and is here to help us understand what the national security law might mean for the future of Hong Kong. He's the author of city on fire the fight for Hong Kong. This is front burner.

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"hong kong" Discussed on Throughline

Throughline

05:09 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong" Discussed on Throughline

"Again. For many mainlanders. They return of Hong Kong marks. The End of China's century of humiliation call with them is China's and Hong Kong should be returned to China. Hong Kong is part of China and Hong Kong. People don't like aging. Well you guys. There's something wrong with you guys. So most of the mainland Chinese they really supports Beijing's position on Hong Kong. The thing is in the years after the handover more more mainland. Chinese people came to work in Hong Kong and the more that happened. The more Hong Kongers were like. Wow we are truly not the same. We've spent over a century living under different governments different economies and different cultures. And they mourn wanted to assert their own identity even more which frustrated China to no end and you also have the Chinese government and people in China increasingly fitting that autism Hong Kong. People are kind of almost like spoiled children. He's always asking for more already. Get more than anybody else in China. Scott and Acumen asking for more and more of their rice being protected still. China's infrigement was relatively slow going until two thousand three six years after the handover. The government of Hong Kong introduced an amendment to article twenty three commonly known as the national security. Bill it was essentially an anti-subversion long that many Hong Kongers saw as a threat. They're civil liberties for the first time. After nine hundred thousand nine again you had half a million people marching in streaks Hong Kong to protest against the article. Twenty three naturally shoot. It was the largest protests in Hong Kong since the tnn massacre and it worked. China shelled the bill indefinitely but then regrouped and came back even harder around twenty twelve eight demand from Chinese governments that on contra changes educational curriculums and Mick. Hong Kong's edgerrin curriculum patriotic. And then you have the high school shootings in Hong coming out and say but did spring washing us. We don't want brainwashing. Be One copper free liberal education. This is the Environment Xi Jinping walked into when he became the leader of China in two thousand thirteen and a year later in the streets. A Sea of umbrellas. The symbol of a mass demonstration underway in Hong Kong students and young people formed the umbrella movement a series of sit in protests that oppose. Beijing's decision to have more say in control over Hong Kong's electoral system. Hundreds of thousands packed the streets of downtown Hong Kong as police fired as many as eighty seven cans of tear gas determine demonstrators shielding themselves with umbrellas and spawning the so-called umbrella and in the last three or four years you even have some of them beginning to talk about maybe we need to look at south determination because Hong Kong is a Chinese colony will never be allowed to have democracy and those words of self determination and independence caught the ears of Beijing. Red-light Fash Hoar Cross Beijing. The Chinese government and they come up with an even harder approach and that is the background to the events that erupted in Hong Kong in the summer of twenty nine thousand nine hundred which brings us back to the beginning of this episode and to the current protests that are still going strong and only escalating Beijing has has violated. These promises in has been trying to really encroach into Hong Kong controlling Hong Kong Roy Moore eroding autonomy. So all of those have been really God. Hong Kong's young people to feel that they have no future that has really tricker this assistance from young people and at the same time. We also want to understand that. This trend has been increasing over time and it just fall from the sky. Now you're talking about a younger generation of people in Hong Kong who feel that they must now stand up and fight for the core values of Hong Kong. The kind of languished using you said if we don't fight we may not have a chance to fight for Hong Kong's caught Banu any longer so we will now make our last stand. We may all four but we have four. At least we fall having defend our values..

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"hong kong" Discussed on Throughline

Throughline

02:35 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong" Discussed on Throughline

"There were some small protests but mainly it was quiet people in Hong Kong knew. They had to accept their fate. They had no other choice. Some Hong Kongers were genuinely going to miss the British who let's not forget were colonizers you will had parents taking their children's tool the Hong Kong government offices and other places to have pictures with those colonial symbols before they were taken down but not everyone felt that there were some Hong Kong people. That saw the handover in a positive light. You also at the same time have Many in Hong Kong who fueled that is good for the colonial eras to end. We are.

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"hong kong" Discussed on Throughline

Throughline

04:41 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong" Discussed on Throughline

"Culina was British again. The idea that the European colonial empires who simply restore to status quote was not really bury balloonist stick and this time. Brian realized that the Chinese were no longer going to tolerate second class. So when the British governor return to power she had to make changes to post Hong Kong and he stopped to look at political reform for the first time the Chinese population had a voice and therefore reasons to feel that they are citizens of British Hong Kong and a commitment to the future of maintaining Hong Kong. I say British colony gaining respect from Hong Kongers was crucial for Britain because China was suddenly making is at Hong Kong again and wanted it back in the course of the Second World War. The leader of China Jenkins shot ask for the first time for the British to return Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty so the new that and so as Hong Kong started to look a bit more democratic China started to look a lot more communist. Maoist to be exact on October first nineteen forty-nine Mountain proclaims the birth of the People's Republic of China in the new communist capital. Picking country will never again be an insulted nations as Mao we have stood up when Chairman Mao and the Communist Party took over China in nineteen forty nine. Both sides immediately closed their borders and the long trend of open migration between China and Hong Kong came to a screeching halt so for the first time after nineteen forty nine Hong Kong had a settled populations and this settled population will change and they were developed a very strong clear sense of identity. Us Hong Kong people by Nineteen Sixties Metro cozy haven for Jackson lines but the approach to Kai Tak airport is a spectacular hop across the and by the beginning of the one thousand nine hundred seventies. Hong Kong became a significant financial center. Runway jets eight thousand feet into the water and everyday Boeing's bring in men engineers and economists keen to observe and join in the expansion of Asia's fastest growing economies. Chinese became much richer. Practically by here in the nineteen seventies and people often stopped. It's to be able to afford luxuries. Light entertainment and lesser giant..

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"hong kong" Discussed on Throughline

Throughline

04:59 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong" Discussed on Throughline

"Was the eighteenth century and China was raking in profits from trading things around the world western powers. Great Britain weren't doing so well so brin decided that in order to compete with China they needed to trade the Chinese something that would fly off the shelves. They got the idea of selling opium to China and that's then completely turn be tree balance in the opposite direction. Great for Britain but it came at a cost for China. And there were F- was in China because opium is being this attitude and it got many people's sake and the court. The court decided that they had to do something about it. This is Victoria Timber Highway. She's a political scientist at the University of Notre Dame. I'm from Hong Kong gripping Hong Kong had demanded breath in Hong Kong So then I've been talking a lot about Hong Kong leads LE- back to the trade war. The opium that was coming into China was a problem because it was hurting their society and economic progress so they retaliated by confiscating over one thousand tons of opium. Britain was outraged and demanded that China pay for those drugs and the ruling power at this time. The Ching Empire refused and then that trigger the first opium and Britain invaded. China was the most powerful Empire East Asia but its military was still no match for Great Britain so after three years of fighting. China asked for a truce that was concluded by Detroit City of Nanjing in eighteen forty two. This is Steve Sang Professor Studies and Director of these source China Institute you at the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London. One of Britain's demands this peace treaty was for China to hand over one of its territories. The small little known undeveloped island called Hong Kong. It was a collection of a number of fishing villages a little bit of farming and also a place that pirates of the News as base for the publishing was very small. Maybe just several thousand people because of this the Ching Empire didn't consider the island all that important but the UK saw the benefits. Hong Kong Island had a natural harbor which offered the Western power a strong eastern trade base and also as kind of this gateway to the rest of Asia as row. Pitching Empire wasn't thrilled about handing anything over to Britain. But they figured if it had to be something it might as well be Hong Kong the Bris wanted to have a just a whole pile of barren rocks so whatever this pile of barren rocks was given to Britain in eighteen forty two which was the first of three handoffs slowly but surely gave the British all the tiny islands and surrounding territories that we know today as Hong Kong geography of the Hong Kong colony consists basically of three areas. Hong Kong Island the Colquhoun Peninsula stage to happened in eighteen. Sixty after the second opium war. When Britain gained the Kowloon Peninsula and the new territory and then the third stage of expansion was the leasing of the New Territories in Eighteen. Ninety eight for ninety nine years. This ninety nine year lease gave Britain all the remaining territories of Hong Kong but with it came expiration date nineteen ninety-seven this marked the beginning of what? China called a century of humiliation. While Hong Kong now entirely under British rule began.

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"hong kong" Discussed on Haunted Places

Haunted Places

02:45 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong" Discussed on Haunted Places

"The Chinese University of Hong Kong or see you. H K was founded in one thousand nine hundred sixty three with a charter from the local Legislative Council created as a research university with a mixture of both Chinese and western educational styles. See You H K has the largest campus in Hong Kong after assimilating nearby schools. It boasts nine different colleges as part of its unique school system the campus located near the Hong Kong Mass Transit Rail or MTR with university station being essential. Stop for students. It was there that the legend of the single braid girl was born. The story goes that a woman was attempting to immigrate to Hong Kong from China alongside her boyfriend instead of a promising new life. She only found heartbreak and her boyfriend abandoned her to save himself and her precious braid caught on the train. Door as she attempted to escape border security she was scalped and left to die by the side of the road. They say her restless spirit haunts the very same road at night still searching for her boyfriend wanting to bring him to the other side.

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"hong kong" Discussed on Monocle 24: Section D

Monocle 24: Section D

01:46 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong" Discussed on Monocle 24: Section D

"And James last on the show you managed to crawl sort of a legend of the advertising industry in Hong Kong a man with a and extremely long shadow in the world of visual design and a man. I believe you've spoken to before at kind of a kind of a funny topic to put to someone the effectiveness of corona virus as safety literature. But some tell us tell us a little bit about Stanley Wong who you spoke to. Next so stunning warns had a forty year career in commercial advertising. Graphic design and art was recently the subject of a three month long retrospective at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum of that was sadly cut short by a month because of the krona virus and all the museums had to close with a pandemic challenging the advertising industry all around the world. I thought it'd be fun to invites him into the bureau and ask this venerable designer to select his favourite Kovic one thousand nine campaigns from the last few months your top story you give me a little hint come from personal healthcare cars and government three sectors that have been very important and prominent during this time without further. Ado Stanley please. Could you walk our listeners? Through your three picks from around the world the first one is an advert from one of the F. CG powerhouses Unilever for their soap dove. Can you tell us a little bit about this campaign? And whether you like it. This is some of our candidate market from orphee. Tell you the message. I is actually Dov because his skin. Care Potter. Okay the donation to the hospital. They have partner to support those committed to help in hospital to save lives.

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"hong kong" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

08:05 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"Today Hong Kong released its latest. GDP result and as expected. It doesn't look good. The city it has been facing a range of economic and political challenges over the past year and its fortunes are strongly tied to those of the mainland so as China's trade war with America has crimped growth there. It's squeezed Hong Kong's exports yet last year. The big threat to Hong Kong's economy appeared to be a political a bill allowing extradition of Hong Kong to the mainland sparked enormous protests and worries that the mainland would put them down violently now. A new threat is compounding all these pressures. The Corona virus outbreak across the border. Connie was already in a great deal of trouble. Simon Cox is our emerging markets editor and is based in Hong Kong. Figures released today. Show the shrank by two point. Nine percent sent in the last three months of two thousand nineteen compared with the same period of twenty eighteen that follows a quarter of contraction before that and this recession John reflects two big factors. And what factors are they so Hong Kong's economy has been going through a year of tribulation. The trade will clearly hit on conches major industries and then on top of that we had the protests stoppage in June and have continued even to the present day peaking really in the last quarter if twenty-nine to clean November when violent clashes ended up with virtual siege of a couple of universities. Here including one quite close to where I live which caused the shutdown of one of the major tunnels running under Victoria Harbour for two weeks. Hong Kong's Economy Hong Kong itself was founded on free trade. So it's it's extremely dependent on the free movement of goods but also people a lot of local employment depends on tourism particularly visitors from the mainland and those visits have been dramatically curtailed by the protests. And they will be dramatically curtailed by the virus we saw back in November which is one of the worst months for the protests tests that the number of visitors to Hong Kong dropped by about fifty six percent. That's the worst drop since the size outbreak in two thousand and three many people Using his appointive comparison the current virus those industries in particular now face an even deeper winter to quote the Finance Secretary Pole Chen and and those have been damaged to sentiment. People feel less like going out for an evening at a bar or restaurant if they fail getting tig asked on the way home and that damage sentiment is often the most severe aspect of these sorts of troubles and quite often people can find a way around the supply cups. You can find it. Alternative road when alternative tip tunnel under the harbour if people don't feel like spending and is very digital businesses can do and so from from your perspective the protests and the hit two sentiment will continue so the damage to economic sentiment is clearly going to continue protests have been somewhat clips and transformed by the krona virus. People obviously less willing to cool Kohl for mass gatherings given the fears of contagion but sort of anger and distrust that the protests reflected continued. And it's taken a new form now. People don't think the Hong Kong government is doing enough to prevent transmission of the virus in particular. People are very angry that the border with mainland China has not been completely shut it. It has been restricted quite severely. But it hasn't been completely closed off an in addition they're angry because there's a shortage of surgical masks the evidence for the efficacy of mosques this is somewhat limited but nonetheless people seized on this as a measure they can take. Unfortunately there's been a shortage and you can see long queues. Even this lunchtime I went to a nearby by department store is a queue of over one hundred people waiting for mosques. Many people have been waiting so long. They'd taken a shopping baskets. Turn them upside down sitting on them for more comfortable comfortable weight and the GDP data out today. Don't even take into account the coming hit from the corona virus. What's your view on how that will add to the existing pressures so the current vice will make things worse? Some people have been hoping for recovery in the New Year because the protests seem to have simmered down a bit there was some evidence of people resuming normal life or that has now been dashed. The latest forecast I've seen for example. UBS Bank think that Hong Kong GDP could shrink by over six percent percent. This quarter compared with the first quarter of nineteen so an even deeper recession and Hong Kong economy might rebound once the virus contained. We've seen that in the past with things like saws that there's some pent-up demand so you do see a rebound but that's never enough to offset all the damage and obviously Hong Kong's economy is is is intimately tied to to that of the mainland. How has the the virus affected? The Chinese mainland economy so far so economic forecasts have been slashing their predictions for China's growth. I saw one prediction today that the virus would knock two percentage points off its growth in the first quarter of this year compared with the same quarter last year costs. Despite the warriors building over the past week or two that wasn't reflected in the stock markets which were closed for the Chinese New Year holiday until this morning and then we saw them tank by about nine percent. Wuhan is quite important. Auto manufacturing hub. The China of moral concern is the spread of the virus to other provinces. That are an even more important part of China's economy and of course you know the government has been quite Jacobean and imposing a quarantine measures that whatever. Their effectiveness in controlling virus will certainly have a fairly dramatic economic impact. Listen short short term. China does have this gold of which sets out years ago with doubling the size of its economy between ten and twenty twenty. It had seemed to be on track for that goal. The damage this virus might cause to grow share. Could put that golden doubt for that reason and others it may will try and goose economy towards the end of the year stimulate not to make up lost ground but again this is something that can for short the damage but not completely offset it so it seems that the economic pressures on in Hong Kong are are only going up here. I mean where. Where does Hong Kong go from? Here what do you see in the sort of medium and longer term so I think the inputting Hong Kong is to try and rebuild the relationship between the government and the governed unfortunately this crisis which could have brought people together seems to have only sewn divisions further. It's very important in a public health. Emergency government it has credibility the government has to make difficult calculations about to what extent to close off the border which would damage the economy toward extent. It's worth suffering that economic comic damage in order to control the virus and people here don't think those judgments being made in the interests of Hong Kong loan. They still think the Hong Kong government is doing the bidding of Beijing. Now that may or may not be true these judgments so as very difficult but we've seen for example people trying to disrupt the rail link between Hong Kong and the mainland throwing items onto the tracks. None of that is going to help the border question. For Hong Kong in global global economy terms the border future for Hong Kong in the eyes of international investors depends on it security and safety as a financial hub. There I I think the virus is a blessed concern. This isn't a homegrown problem. It's something that many parts of the world are facing and in Singapore has more confirmed cases of this virus than Hong Kong so whereas the protests reflected very much domestic weaknesses. The virus is obviously something that transcends Hong Kong and so I don't think it necessarily will further jeopardize its status as an international financial hub. Thank you very much time. Thank you my pleasure..

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"hong kong" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio

02:12 min | 1 year ago

"hong kong" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio

"The island of hong kong is just is to the south of where the main city of hong kong is right so over the next several decades over the next fifty years the u._k. Expands it's control of <hes> adjacent areas. They take over the kowloon peninsula in the kowloon bay. They take over. What's called the new territories this last area. The new territories territory's comprises a lot of modern hong kong but wait you might be saying didn't knoll just mention that this lasted lasted from eighteen forty one to nineteen ninety-seven what gives some of us may remember the events of nineteen ninety-seven in eighteen ninety gate way back in eighteen ninety eight when the u._k. Took control of these new territories. They didn't actually control them indefinitely gently. They leased them from the government of china for ninety nine years unusual ben. I this struck me as being a little bit a strange like putting a clock on it like that. It's such a long clock. It's weird you know. Property in general is a little bit. We are in this part of the world. <hes> frequently frequently people don't buy land. They lease it from the government. I was surprised and <hes> i was alive at this time on his surprise. When hong kong was given back quote unquote to to china on july first nineteen ninety seven. I had not heard of something something like this happening. But of course i was not an expert in the peaceful transition of power so i i don't know we'll get into it but there's certainly were caveats with that quote unquote giving back of hong kong to china correct yes yeah because as the date approached as july first nineteen ninety-seven approached both the government of mainland china and the united kingdom mm realized it would be cartoonish -ly difficult ni- impossible to separate the new territories from the rest of hong kong this had become one cohesive thing and that's when they said okay we have to make something work the way that hongkong along the u._k..

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"hong kong" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail

RNZ: The Detail

16:37 min | 2 years ago

"hong kong" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail

"Detail i'm sharon. Break kelly it's the cry of hundreds of thousands of protesters eastern who braved torrential rain to protest and hong kong streets again at the weekend and that's despite growing warnings from beijing but this is not unusual angry young mob within the mums proteins. We've had the lawyers proteges. We had the teachers protest they would try. They would taxi drivers protest thing. They've been government officials protesting. This movement has broad support within hong kong the people of hong kong want to maintain the one country two systems moto although but the tanks are at the border and china's not backing down this propaganda video from china showing off its armies army's capabilities and the strong message is that the unreached will not be tolerated in china's ambassador.

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"hong kong" Discussed on The Journal.

The Journal.

04:38 min | 2 years ago

"hong kong" Discussed on The Journal.

"Oh call has seen its biggest political crisis in decades the last ten weeks natasha khan is a hong kong correspondent for the wall street journal. I've been covering the pro democracy marcy movement in hong kong since two thousand fourteen and i've been covering the current round of protests since it started. There's an unlikely trigger for these protests a murder order in taiwan. There's a couple that was from hong kong that were traveling to thailand for a trip and the boyfriend and that couple had murdered his his girlfriend allegedly he fled back to hong kong and taiwanese authorities asked for him to be taken back because hong kong. They didn't have an extradition agreement with taiwan. Authorities began to really try to push through this proposed law which would allow for hong kong the people and other suspects to be extradited to china and other countries for trial. This proposed law was really contentious because china china has a more opaque judicial system and there were concerns about human rights abuses for people who are tried in that system people in hong kong were unhappy happy with this law for one particular reason it could let china reach into hong kong a semi autonomous region and apply chinese law there baz as more and more people in hong kong society started asking for the spill to be either delayed or withdrawn and there wasn't a response of the government momentum began to build for a giant giant protests essentially on june ninth which ended up drawing an estimated one million people on the streets. It was a hot day was humid and people were waiting. I mean seriously seven hours to just walk down the streets and to make the statement that they cared that maybe the government should rethink this bill. There are people in wheelchairs are grandmothers. There were people with their families families. There was a a really broad costs action holcombe there and what happened was that i think about an hour. After the march was officially declared don the government it didn't come out and address these one million people which represents like seventh of this population but they issued a press release. This press release acknowledged the protesters concerns but said in essence that the protesters simply misunderstood the bill it also said the extradition bill would continue to move through hong kong's legislative council on june twelve and so once again people in hong kong took to the streets on on june twelfth was very tense mood and in the mid to late afternoon. Police started clearing the protesters with quite a lot of force. You know they use a lot of tear gas rubber bullets which really caused a huge reaction society here that in turn led an estimated two million people to come out the next weekend the weekend after that and the the weekend after that protesters kept coming out they have shown up in malls in hospitals and this week they shut down the airport in the scenes beans. Were were one of solidarity. Many people took the day off from work to go and support and you had people just chanting throughout the whole day just chanting sitting on the airport arrival hall chancing for the government to listen to them. You know there's a term in cantonese which is language we speak in hong kong and it's called guy and means at oil and it's really kind of like a word of encouragement to say hey like i got your back. You know you can do it and and one of the biggest chance that you'll always see now like every few days when there's a protest as people people saying hongkongers at oil you know hung out and guy out. There are a lot of things adding oil to these protests the way the protesters are organizing online the way police are responding but the driving force underneath it all has to do with this extradition bill not the bill itself but what it could mean for hong kong hong kong's leader carrie. Lam said she would suspend the bill after those early protests but she hasn't withdrawn it entirely entirely it may seem like a pretty nuance difference but protesters are worried that lamb may be serving china's interests not hong kong's from the protesters point of view if you could do this one thing and you're still not doing it. Is it because china has said they're not going withdraw the bill. It feels like there's this attention between the hong kong government and china like you have said distrust right of the hong kong government that they aren't just puppets of beijing yes and and i think that that's something that didn't happen overnight. One.

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"hong kong" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

02:51 min | 2 years ago

"hong kong" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

"In recent weeks the streets of Hong Kong have been filled by not just the biggest demonstrations in recent memory but some of the largest gatherings of people in human history they began as protests against a proposed law which would enable extradition of suspected criminals from Hong Kong to mainland China this dispute over a technicality has escalated into a standoff between Beijing and the people of Hong Kong with the government of Hong Kong occupying being a distinctly uncomfortable position in between two clearly determined entities. There were always going to be tensions in the one China Two Systems setup agreed when Hong Kong once a British colony was returned to to China in one thousand nine hundred ninety seven but despite what Beijing may have wanted or imagined Hong Kong does not appear at all reconciled to its eventual absorption into China proper sheduled to occur by two thousand and forty seven indeed among the younger Hongkongers in particular a separate identity appears to be emerging one rooted at least in part in the idea of Hong Kong as a democracy so far at least China has taken a relatively restrained approach to the demonstrations as it did to what became known as the umbrella movement of two thousand fourteen but is China's patients infinite can Hong Kong be lewd or pushed towards compromise and does Hong Kong's songs government have any say in any of this anymore. This is the foreign desk.

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"hong kong" Discussed on Correspondents Report

Correspondents Report

08:39 min | 2 years ago

"hong kong" Discussed on Correspondents Report

"Well, you will have seen the scenes over the past two weeks. Hong Kong has been the scene of anger and violence and tragedy at a record breaking display of defiance to the communist party rule is in China at its peak almost two million people marched in Hong Kong to demand. The scrapping of legislation that would allow almost anyone to be extradited to face trial in China. The China correspondent Bill Birtles looks back in a moment of courage, and of history. It's Sunday morning, June sixteenth. And I'm feeling pretty pessimistic about the story deigned sent to Cava sitting over our usual, Hong Kong breakfast of Tyco, coffees at the hotel. I'm going through planning messages from ABC headquarters with my colleagues, Nick doll and Craig Berkman it saying back in Sydney. Everyone thought Hong Kong was about to go off again. Just dies before hundreds of riot. Police moved in on mainly young protestors at a demonstration outside the city's legislative assembly. Hong Kong's.

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"hong kong" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

07:31 min | 2 years ago

"hong kong" Discussed on The Daily

"Austin where does all of this begin? The story begins a year ago in February of twenty eighteen Austin Ramsey covers Hong Kong for the times a young couple from Hong Kong. They went from Hong Kong to Taiwan bre trip over Valentine's Day. After this trip he returns and she doesn't. Her family is incredibly worried, and they contact Hong Kong police Hong Kong police contact Taiwan. Police the police in Taiwan begin looking into it, they find the hotel where the couple stayed they find footage of him coming out with a large suitcase..

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"hong kong" Discussed on The Heat

The Heat

16:34 min | 2 years ago

"hong kong" Discussed on The Heat

"I've been to Hong Kong by before off the hand off. So we have a lot of family history. I remember my dad saying a lot of other people saying that during the handover in nineteen ninety seven everyone expected the PR to come marching over the hills and take over every street corner in Hong Kong. So there is that sort of feeling especially in the west, as you know, just any minute, now it's all gonna be taken away, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong to protest a controversial proposed extradition, Bill, if passed by the territory's legislature, it would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial or to any other country for that matter to use tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds.

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