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"hong kongers" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

WIBC 93.1FM

03:21 min | 3 months ago

"hong kongers" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM

"That more brown people will come. How How can divide administration managed that because the other side isn't providing a political solution or offering to get onboard immigration reform? They're just saying, Be afraid of these brown people. You're right. Join me. This is part of their playbook. It's something that we've seen so many times before, is fearmongering. And this time they're doing it because they can't argue with the bite administration in terms of serving the needs of everyday Americans. He's too busy serving the needs of everyday Americans to it, doing what not having press conferences not going to the southern border. Getting humiliated by China. I will play with you for you some of the audio and you decide you tell me whether or not this is the United States being humiliated by China, but certainly Is China, trying to set the stage for the idea that theory the fees is that the United States doesn't have the credibility to talk about what is good and decent. And it's gonna be a question was not guys like Secretary of State Blinken Antony Blinken have the strength of the temerity to look at the Chinese diplomats and say, Who do you think you're talking to? Here. Here's the picture of the weaker Muslims. Here's the picture the Hong Kongers. How about this? Uh, Chinese Foreign Minister. I'm not. I'm not sure the name of the position right? How about this? Um, any time you question whether or not we've got The standing to engage in conversation of morality. We fly ourselves to Taiwan. We drape ourselves in the Taiwanese flag. We eat lunch in public. We shake 10,000 hands, and we give them a billion dollars to spend them anything they want. How about this Every time you question whether not, we understand decency. We're gonna open another air base right there in Taiwan. All we're gonna plant some hardware whom you have never seen such things. Well, you probably have, because you probably stole all the technology that we've made. But, man, we have got things you have not even seen up yet. We got this guy, Steve Man. He's got a sweet garage. His father's a TV repairman got the most ultimate set of tools and we're making things you would not believe my God, It's unbelievable. You know, you'll see them but probably really up close. In a way you weren't intending every time you question our morality, That's what's gonna happen. Every time you question who we are as a society, we're going to start building islands right there in the Yellow Sea. Right there in the South China Sea and we're gonna start claiming that land. For the United States, and we're going to start taking a look at what we conduce you to help the Hong Kongers really be free. Maybe the brakes weren't right to give that back to you. Maybe it has to be taken. You never know. Just that crazy, you know? I'll share it with you. I'll share it with you, but it's very nice that the administration is starting to realize they've got a problem at the border. Now the question is, what are they gonna do about it? If you take a look through people that MSNBC, they shouldn't have to do anything about it, because even the question of the border is pure, downright bigotry,.

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The next of 1,000 cuts: Hong Kong activists on trial

The Economist: The Intelligence

05:31 min | 4 months ago

The next of 1,000 cuts: Hong Kong activists on trial

"Rock. It's a scene. That's becoming ole too familiar in hong kong this week more pro. Democracy activists are on trial before appearing in court. One of the accused lee. Cheuk yan said hong kong's rule of law is deteriorating because he became a in some political him eight other profile figures have been charged with organizing and participating in an unauthorized. The charges stemmed not from hong kong's draconian new national security law but from the protests prior to its introduction in june twenty nine thousand nine millions of hong kongers began taking to the streets. They were opposing and extradition bill but they saw as a grave threat to the territory's delegate independence from the mainland government over months. The demonstrations escalated vandalism and violence were met with tear gas and rubber bullets. This week's training focuses on one particular protest so on august. Eighteen two thousand and nineteen mole than one million. People gathered to protest despite very heavy rain that day. Su lin wong is a china correspondent for the economist and is based in hong kong so the police had granted permission for people to protest in victoria park but they weren't granted permission to march on the streets but because there was so many people showed up inevitably people flowed out but the eight hundred august protests. Actually marks the first tig free weekend in a month so really was extremely peaceful. Compared to many of the protests that had come before it and so if that days protests remained peaceful wire or activists on trial for for being a part of it. They're nine high profile activists who on trial charged with organizing and participating in unauthorized and so they faced penalties of up to five years in jail. It's important to know that they haven't been charged under the national security law which was introduced after up. These protests occurred so the prosecution is accusing these group of defying police. Instructions encouraging crowds to watch and causing traffic disruptions. While the defense doesn't contest the facts that helped to organize and participate in the peaceful assembly. What they're arguing is that. The charges violate a basic right to assembly guaranteed under hong kong law and they are challenging the constitutionality of the polices ability to ban assemblies especially when the protests were directed at the police themselves. And you say that all the defendants are are high profile. Parts of hong kong's democracy movement. Yes so interestingly. This particular case is focused on an older generation of pro-democracy activists in hong kong who are generally considered to be moderate and who believe in trying to change the system from within by for example running for parliament in contrast to a younger generation of protesters who we saw take to the streets in two thousand nine hundred eighteen. So the fact that it's it's this group of older per democracy campaigners indicates the dominant is trying to crush the democracy movement as a whole as opposed to going after particular protesters who a particularly violent the two most high profile defendants in this case. Are martin land. Jimmy lai so muslim is considered the father of the democracy movement in hong kong. He's now eighty two years old. The other high profile figure is jimmy. Lai who is a media tycoon and runs a pro-democracy tabloid in hong kong and his despised by the chinese communist party. And so how do you think this trial will go so two of the nine have pleaded guilty to the charges and the remaining seven have pleaded not guilty to the sentence for the to pleaded. Guilty is expected next month and then the trial for the seven. He pleaded not guilty. Expected to last two weeks and so courts in hong kong still have a relatively high degree of autonomy and as a high standard of evidence it's expected in cases so people hoping that the courts will will still remain as independent as they were known to be prior to the protests as you say targeting these fathers and mothers of democracy in hong kong is quite telling so i think the outlook for democracy in hong kong is extremely grim and while some supporters did rally outside the court on tuesday since the national security law was introduced me last day. Her beam very few protests harshly because of covid restrictions but also because there has been a real layer of fear that is settled across the city. People have been arrested for holding up blank posters and slogans that we heard all the time on the streets in two thousand and nineteen have now being labeled seditious

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Lawyer, 10 others said to be arrested in Hong Kong crackdown

Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia

00:29 sec | 5 months ago

Lawyer, 10 others said to be arrested in Hong Kong crackdown

"Eyes report of Hong Kong is reporting the police this morning have arrested a lawyer and 10, others. On suspicion of helping 12 Hong Kongers try to flee the city. And they say that it's the latest in the arrest in ongoing crackdown on dissent again. This Hong Kong police also arrested eight men on three women aged 18 to 72. That is South China Morning Post. So are getting two reports about more police roundups. Donald Trump has

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Hong Kong arrests 53 activists under national security law

Morning Edition

03:35 min | 5 months ago

Hong Kong arrests 53 activists under national security law

"Another way that China is using a national security law that it imposed last year on Hong Kong, China promised that law would be used in a way that preserved Hongkong's limited autonomy. But today, police used the law to arrest more than 50 activists and lawmakers. Their alleged crime was participating in an independent election primary. NPR's Emily Fang reports. All across Hong Kong. In the predawn hours, Dozens of activists and lawmakers woke up to scenes like this one. I they all out. Why these air Hong Kong police officers outside lawmaker Incan wise door earlier today. And in this case, he lets the police in the arrest him under a sweeping new national security law imposed last summer. Police tell the lawmaker he's averted state power by participating in a primary to quote force. Hong Kong chief Executive Carrie Lam to resign. The police are referring to a primary election opposition politicians held in July. Michael Davis, a legal scholar who teaches in Hong Kong. Explains. The opposition wanted to find the most popular candidates to run for Hong Kong 70 Person Legislature. Historically, that legislature is pro Beijing, The gold was at 35 seats. Then have the power to block whatever the government's agenda is now the government's claiming well. This is some kind of violation, the offense against the government and national security 600,000. Hong Kong residents came out and voted in July's primary despite threats from pro Beijing officials in Hong Kong. Aging, which controls Hong Kong is sending a clear message I primary. This kind of plant is now being turned into a crime where the sentence the minimum sentence is 30 years on the maximum his life. Imprison the arrests target a wide range of people involved in the primary, including 10. Former lawmakers. Benny Tai, a prominent academic who first came up with the idea of the primary was taken. U. S citizen lawyer, John Clancy was also arrested. He's the treasure for a political party that helped organize the primary, which officials say is subversive. Joey Su Hong Kong student leader says This is a complete roundup of the region's remaining opposition. Oh, just Lansky activist arrested this morning are very, very important and focus voices in Hong Kong right now, the opposition says their ability to participate in Hong Kong politics is now illegal. Essentially what the arrest today means Is that if you want to win an election You are subverting the state's power. This is Samuel to Ah, Hong Kong democracy activists now living in the U. S. There were 600,000 Hong Kongers voted in the primaries. So we're not talking about sort of this little gathering that a few people attended. We're talking about a public event. This means anyone who has ever tangentially involved with Hongkong's beleaguered opposition is in danger, says Tommy Chung. He was a young leader in 2000 fourteen's umbrella revolution protests in Hong Kong and is now a local politician. You know the next political bureau walls powerful going nowhere. We say they would not be arrest anymore. No one can say they won't be arrested. Meaning. Expect more arrests. Emily Fang NPR NEWS Beijing

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The U.K. is offering around 3 million Hong Kong residents a path to British citizenship after a new national security law

All Things Considered

00:26 sec | 11 months ago

The U.K. is offering around 3 million Hong Kong residents a path to British citizenship after a new national security law

"Was referring to Britain's recent decision to offer a path to citizenship for up to nearly three million Hong Kongers after Beijing implemented a national security law, which is shrinking freedoms in the former British colony. The Chinese government has grown more assertive UK has repeatedly pushed back in recent months today. Pompeo also met with China Hawks in the British parliament and what was seen as an attempt to pressure Prime Minister Boris Johnson today can even harder line against China's ruling Communist Party.

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"hong kongers" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

02:35 min | 11 months ago

"hong kongers" Discussed on KCRW

"London London Now Now that that is is where where Secretary Secretary of of State State Mike Mike Pompeo Pompeo was was today, today, talking talking with with British British counterparts counterparts about about joint joint efforts efforts to to counter counter China. China. The The secretary secretary congratulated congratulated the United Kingdom for moving earlier this month to ban Huawei, the controversial Chinese telecom giant from the development of Britain's five G network, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports. Compound kicked off today's joint press conference by giving Britain a public pat on the back for supporting a harder line against Beijing. I want to take this opportunity Tio congratulate the British government for its principal responses to these challenges. You made a sovereign decision to ban WOL away from future five G networks. You generously opened your doors to Congress who speak nothing more playing just for some freedom. We support those sovereign choices we think well done. Pompon was referring to Britain's recent decision to offer a path to citizenship for up to nearly three million Hong Kongers after Beijing implemented a national security law, which is shrinking freedoms in the former British colony. The Chinese government has grown more assertive UK has repeatedly pushed back in recent months today. Pompeo also met with China Hawks in the British parliament and what was seen as an attempt to pressure Prime Minister Boris Johnson today can even harder line against China's ruling Communist Party. When a reporter asked British Foreign Secretary Dominic Rob, with pressure from the Trump administration has influenced the UK China policy robbed, denied any questions mean Mike and I always have constructive discussions and actually majority times on views overlap when we work together very well. Today's press conference was designed to affirm an Anglo American stance towards the world's second largest economy. Pompeii went much further, saying countries across the globe should join together to call out China for its moves in the South China Sea along the Sino Indian border. You can't go make claims for maritime reaches that you have no lawful claim to You can't threaten countries and bully them in the camellias. We want. We want to see every nation who understands freedom and democracy to understand this threat that the Chinese Communist Party is posing to them and to work both themselves and collectively. To restore what is rightfully ours. China's criticized the U. S and U K for engaging in what it calls a Cold War mentality. But this isn't just about geopolitics. With more than 140,000 Americans dead from covert 19 in the economy and recession. President Trump is trying to portray Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is soft on China and hopes his increasingly hard line will help him win a second term come November.

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Pompeo Visits U.K. To Discuss Joint Efforts To Counter China

All Things Considered

02:35 min | 11 months ago

Pompeo Visits U.K. To Discuss Joint Efforts To Counter China

"London London Now Now that that is is where where Secretary Secretary of of State State Mike Mike Pompeo Pompeo was was today, today, talking talking with with British British counterparts counterparts about about joint joint efforts efforts to to counter counter China. China. The The secretary secretary congratulated congratulated the United Kingdom for moving earlier this month to ban Huawei, the controversial Chinese telecom giant from the development of Britain's five G network, NPR's Frank Langfitt reports. Compound kicked off today's joint press conference by giving Britain a public pat on the back for supporting a harder line against Beijing. I want to take this opportunity Tio congratulate the British government for its principal responses to these challenges. You made a sovereign decision to ban WOL away from future five G networks. You generously opened your doors to Congress who speak nothing more playing just for some freedom. We support those sovereign choices we think well done. Pompon was referring to Britain's recent decision to offer a path to citizenship for up to nearly three million Hong Kongers after Beijing implemented a national security law, which is shrinking freedoms in the former British colony. The Chinese government has grown more assertive UK has repeatedly pushed back in recent months today. Pompeo also met with China Hawks in the British parliament and what was seen as an attempt to pressure Prime Minister Boris Johnson today can even harder line against China's ruling Communist Party. When a reporter asked British Foreign Secretary Dominic Rob, with pressure from the Trump administration has influenced the UK China policy robbed, denied any questions mean Mike and I always have constructive discussions and actually majority times on views overlap when we work together very well. Today's press conference was designed to affirm an Anglo American stance towards the world's second largest economy. Pompeii went much further, saying countries across the globe should join together to call out China for its moves in the South China Sea along the Sino Indian border. You can't go make claims for maritime reaches that you have no lawful claim to You can't threaten countries and bully them in the camellias. We want. We want to see every nation who understands freedom and democracy to understand this threat that the Chinese Communist Party is posing to them and to work both themselves and collectively. To restore what is rightfully ours. China's criticized the U. S and U K for engaging in what it calls a Cold War mentality. But this isn't just about geopolitics. With more than 140,000 Americans dead from covert 19 in the economy and recession. President Trump is trying to portray Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, is soft on China and hopes his increasingly hard line will help him win a second term come November.

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"hong kongers" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:57 min | 1 year ago

"hong kongers" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Someone to the committing. The crime of succession could be, he says. The problem is, you can say I don't want secession. I just want free elections. But again, the final arbiter might be the Communist Party. They won't catch everyone, but it's risky. Oh, yeah? Oh, yeah. My advice, of course, is to stay well away from Don't test the law simply because the consequences are going to be great. Now a fringe group of protesters, they sometimes seeing a different anthem, Rob. Does that amount to the crime of collusion with foreign powers? Possibly some Hong Kongers will drape themselves in U. S flags and ask for support from US politicians, and sometimes it works. The law is a brutal, sweeping crackdown against the people of Hong Kong intended to destroy. The freedoms they were promised. But no matter what Nancy Pelosi says, Carrie Lam is making it clear that there's a red line if Hong Kongers invite foreign governments to interfere in Hong Kong surface or even to impose sanctions on Hong Kong, no central government could turn a blind eye to such threats to sovereignty. Meaning if you say Hey, America, please sanction China. They can definitely get you for that. Most of these national security crimes will be handled in Hong Kong by Hong Kong courts under guidance from Beijing. But if Chinese officials really don't like someone they can decide to prosecute them in mainland China. Again here, Simon Young. Well, someone just be arrested in the night and whisked away across the border. In a matter of a couple of hours. We don't know There's a lot of uncertainty there. That's why it's a bit scary. Despite the new law, some Hong Kongers air still going up. Protesters. Police arrested more than 400 people this week. Many Hong Kongers are frantically deleting tweets the leading messages on their phone and by the way, if you've gone online to say anything that might be construed as promoting Hong Kong independence. Be careful about visiting. You also may have incited a Hong Konger to rise up. If you tweeted that is a message sent to the whole world, basically, and we know that this applies extra territorially to anyone. Anyone. The law is very clear that everyone on Earth is subject to it. And if you come to Hong Kong, you can face arrest too. For the world. I'm Patrick Win. In Ethiopia, The killing of popular musician Endesa has triggered widespread protests across the country. This week. More than 80 people have died, and s it was a powerful political voice for the Oromo ethnic group. His death earlier this week is just the latest in nearly a year of troubling developments in Ethiopia and have become a rallying cry for the opposition to speak out against Prime Minister Be Ahmed. I just rushed it, too, is a fellow at the Brookings Institution and joins us from Washington. Let's start with the death of the singer Calhoun Desa. It's drawn the attention of the world the wider problems in Ethiopia. Why did him justice killing spark? Such huge protests, symbol of resistance against oppression among the almost one of the largest Senate utopia, so his days install, angered and frustrated a lot of people. Ondo, let Teo kind of clash of it and communities with security forces. His songs were very poor something five or more people doing. The protest got started in 20 thing that actually helped bring in the office serious later into 18. Songs became an anthem for the protesters, which helped galvanize the movement. So that's interesting..

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"hong kongers" Discussed on The Signal

The Signal

05:34 min | 1 year ago

"hong kongers" Discussed on The Signal

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"hong kongers" Discussed on The Signal

The Signal

05:24 min | 1 year ago

"hong kongers" Discussed on The Signal

"hong kongers" Discussed on The Signal

The Signal

03:08 min | 1 year ago

"hong kongers" Discussed on The Signal

"So it happened, even foster than anyone sorted, would earlier this week? Beijing bypass Hong Kong's legislature and forced through its new national security law, and of course we begin with that breaking news where in Beijing where China's parliament has reportedly passed a controversial national security law for Hong Kong, so significant here full details of the legislation still haven't even been released. I didn't think anyone envisaged that China would do this but Amnesty International came out a short time ago, coaling this law, a weapon of repression and that this was China's way to govern Hong Kong through fear. As well as being passed faster than anyone expected, the law is also more severe. The details weren't made public before it passed, but we now know that a really Ryan tippety including what Beijing calls acts of secession, subversion, terrorism, or collusion with foreign forces will be punishable by life in prison yen. It's the definitions of those terms that really matter here, so for example damaging public transport can now. Now be considered an act of terrorism on top of that pro democracy activists will essentially be banned from running for office and Mainland, security and intelligence agencies will be allowed to set up shop in Hong Kong, so the unambiguous goal is to subdued the rolling protests, which were kicked off more than a year ago when Beijing tried to enact a law to extradite Hongkongers to on the mainland. So far though it hasn't quite worked on Wednesday of this week, July one the twenty third anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong from Britain to China. People turned out in their thousands. They will also arrested in very large numbers. Hundreds of people were taken into custody and police used tear gas and water cannons on the crowd, and it's assumed that's the kind of response. Protests will be met with full the foreseeable future. Yeah, I mean no matter which way you call it. It's riskier than ever to be a critic of China from within Hong Kong. So what we've been doing for the last month is gathering the stories of individual protesters finding out. Why do it and what it would take to convince them to stop? We've disguised the protest voices to protect their identities. Hi Angie. Can you hear me? So. This is a woman who introduces herself to us as jazz. She's in her early twenties lived her whole life in Hong. Kong and she never stopped going to rallies, not even when the virus hit. Are-. Depending on what have? Wow, most therefore okay, and the concert events that you're going along to how lodge an are they? What kind of action? They like a picture of what is knowable. They circle of small usually smokes you hundred people. something. The new. Anthem protests me up for everyone here..

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300 arrested as China's new "security" law hits Hong Kong

Morning Edition

03:47 min | 1 year ago

300 arrested as China's new "security" law hits Hong Kong

"Years ago today, July 1st 1997 Control of Hong Kong passed from Britain to China. This anniversary is the day that mainland China chose for a national security law to take effect. It criminalizes most descent, and on this day, authorities have arrested dozens of people in Hong Kong. Even as people on the streets chose the anniversary as a day of protest. How was Hong Kong changed since 1997. NPR's Emily Fang has been speaking with Hong Kongers who were born that year. Alan's grand parents fled name in China during a political campaign in the late 19 fifties that resulted in mass famine. Now more than seven decades leader Ellen is thinking of leaving Hong Kong. I think in the future, the Chinese government would take over this place completely like all of the Hong Kongers in this piece, Ellen did not want to give her full name for the same reason that she's considering emigration. She's concerned Beijing could punish her under its national security law passed just this week that criminalizes many types of dissent. And like other young residents, born in 1997 Ellen has only ever known Hong Kong as a Chinese territory. If she identifies, not his Chinese, and definitely not as British, but purely as a Hong Kong whenever she has to fill out forms when Everett of their forms when I discovered us no What a field day in Hong Kong and I might chose others is that our forcing myself to choose Chinese and for those born in 1997 the month born has now become a line in the sand. United Kingdom offered a British national overseas passport or no to Hong Kong subjects right up to June 30th 1997. For those born right before the handover. They now have a path to British citizenship. Some Hong Kongers just missed the deadline like he was born. Days after hand over. I just feel like trapped in Hong Kong because I can't do anything about Hong Kong situation, but it's OK just accepted my fate. Many born in 1997 say they're frustrated. They had no say in defining the conditions under which Beijing would rule Hong Kong. Jenny is a university student. She has a piano and says she is emigrating. I can't stay here and seeing home coins degenerate and I have to afraid for myself. Like Did I speak anything wrong or deny tissue might showdown in a warm raid, so that's there will get punished. Jenny says she can to see a future for herself in Hong Kong if she has to live in fear of being punished for saying something wrong. Marco was born in October of 1997. So nobody no, he says, being born after handover has always felt like being born with a ticking time bomb. Starting from 1997 China agreed to give Hong Kong the mid autonomy for five decades office like accounting down like 50 years. So exactly 50 years old by then. Instead, he fears many of Hong Kong's freedoms will be gone before he celebrates his 24th birthday later this year. His biggest life decisions have always been guided by this countdown. It's always like a time to go for shooting thing. Do you have to plan it earlier? Or is it too late to way to like Around 5 to 10 years near that eyes that everything to lay. Unlike many Hong Kongers, Marco is not considering moving to Taiwan. Taiwan has offered to take in some Hong Kong. It also is an electoral democracy and has vowed to defend its liberal order against Beijing. For now, For now, it's good, but who knows? 10 or 15 years that was going on it. So Marco is looking farther afield to Canada or the U. S. One amid a potential exodus of Hong Kongers looking for a new home.

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China's New National Security Law Looms Over Hong Kong

Morning Edition

03:50 min | 1 year ago

China's New National Security Law Looms Over Hong Kong

"July 1st 1997 Control of Hong Kong passed from Britain to China. This anniversary is the day that mainland China chose for a national security law to take effect. It criminalizes most descent. And on this day, authorities have arrested dozens of people in Hong Kong even as people on the streets chose the anniversary. As a day of protest. How was Hong Kong changed since 1997. NPR's Emily Fang has been speaking with Hong Kongers who were born that year. Alan's grand parents fled mainly in China during a political campaign in the late 19 fifties that resulted in mass famine. Now more than seven decades leader Ellen is thinking of leaving Hong Kong. I think in the future, the Chinese government would take over this place completely like all of the Hong Kongers in this piece, Ellen did not want to give her full name for the same reason that she's considering emigration. Chief concern Beijing could punish her under its national security law passed just this week that criminalizes many types of dissent and, like other young residents, born in 1997 Ellen has only ever known Hong Kong as a Chinese territory. But she identifies not his Chinese and definitely not as British but purely as a home collar whenever she has to fill out forms when everyday of their forms when I discovered us no other field day in Hong Kong, and I might chose others. Is that all forcing myself to choose Chinese and for those born in 1997 the months you were born, has now become a line in the sand. United Kingdom offered a British national overseas passport or no. Hong Kong subjects right up to June 30th 1997. For those born right before the handover. They now have a past a British citizenship. Some Hong Kongers just missed the deadline. Like Kiki. He was born days after hand over. I just feel like trapped in Hong Kong because I can't do anything about Hong Kong situation, but it's OK just accepted my fate. Many born in 1997 say they're frustrated. They had no say in defining the conditions under which Beijing would rule Hong Kong. Jenny is a university student. She has a piano and says she is emigrating. I can't stay here and seeing home coins degenerate and I have to afraid for myself like did I speak anything wrong or Did I teach my Children in a world way so that they would get punished? Jenny says she can to see a future for herself in Hong Kong if she has to live in fear of being punished for saying something wrong. Marco was born in October of 1997. So nobody no, he says, being born after handover has always felt like being born with a ticking time bomb. Starting from 1997 China agreed to give Hong Kong limited autonomy for five decades. Fish like accounting down like 50 years, So the exactly 50 years old by then. Instead, he fears many of Hong Kong's freedoms will be gone before he celebrates his 24th birthday later this year. His biggest life decisions have always been guided by this countdown. It's always like a time to go for shooting thing. Do you have to plan it earlier? Or is it too late to way to like Around 5 to 10 years near that eyes that everything to lay. Unlike many Hong Kongers, Marco is not considering moving to Taiwan. Taiwan has offered to take in some Hong Kong. It also is an electoral democracy and has vowed to defend its liberal order against Beijing. For now, for now is good. But who knows? 10 or 15 years way that was going on it. So Marco is looking farther afield to Canada or the U. S. One amid a potential exodus of Hong Kongers looking for a new home. Emily Fang. NPR NEWS

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"hong kongers" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

05:54 min | 1 year ago

"hong kongers" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"hong kongers" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

05:54 min | 1 year ago

"hong kongers" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"hong kongers" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

01:48 min | 1 year ago

"hong kongers" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"A firm. Stand on racism so I. This is not a resource issue for facebook This is this is really about them. You know putting firm commitments behind language. They've used so and and I'm confident they're. They'RE GONNA make meaningful change. In the next thirty days. facebook stock has dipped a little bit as a result of this boycott. But the brands that have joined the boycott coming there just a small fraction of of facebook's ad revenue. Our optimistic. Are you that you'RE GONNA? Be Able to have any kind of impact. I think the you know the the sense that this that this topic is actually trending right now. in media is it gives me a lot of confidence I, think. FACEBOOK is engaged in the conversations. I think they're having the right conversations right now, but civil rights groups. And I'm confident. There's GonNa be some some. Made in the next thirty days that that is going to help, make the world a better place, so if progress doesn't happen that satisfies you in the next thirty days Will you stop using facebook ads permanently? Yeah, I think our commitment is is to continue to put action You know behind what we believe in. We're GONNA WE'RE GONNA take the next thirty days to evaluate the changes that that face because made, and and we'll be making that decision. come come the end of July we'll keep an eye on this story. Thanks for joining us. Thank you very much. George Wedeman is the VP of brand and digital commerce for the Canadian open apparel brand are Terex. We reached him in Vancouver..

"hong kongers" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

01:40 min | 1 year ago

"hong kongers" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

Police pepper spray Hong Kongers defying ban to mark Tiananmen

Vicki McKenna

00:39 sec | 1 year ago

Police pepper spray Hong Kongers defying ban to mark Tiananmen

"Of people are to find a band in Hong Kong to remember the Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing boxes Simon reports a crowd of several thousand holding a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong marking the seventy first anniversary of China's deadly Tiananmen Square crackdown today they don't even know if we can still come out the vigil is an annual event but this year's was banned police citing coronavirus social distancing rules it comes as activists will China's central government is eroding Hong Kong's autonomy the vigil did turn ugly in parts police pepper spraying some protesters who were trying to set up road blocks

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Hong Kong marks Tiananmen anniversary, defying a police ban

Morning Edition

03:42 min | 1 year ago

Hong Kong marks Tiananmen anniversary, defying a police ban

"The day in nineteen eighty nine when China sent its military against protesters Chinese troops massacred many people as they cleared Tiananmen Square commemorating this massacre is forbidden in mainland China but Hong Kong has held huge rallies every year to remember the victims until this year when police band of that activity although organizers say they're going ahead and peers Emily Fang is covering this story from Beijing either Emily Hey Steve why is this anniversary so important in Hong Kong well that you're thirty one years ago nineteen eighty nine Hong Kong was still a British colony and this all these protests in Beijing as a parallel of their own struggle at that point that the U. K. in China had already agreed that in the future nineteen ninety seven Hong Kong will be returned to Chinese rule is the idea was if protesters in Beijing could create a democratic China then democracy might finally arrives in Hong Kong as well which we know didn't happen but after the military crackdown on June fourth Hong Kong served another purpose if you came this important counter factual of what China could have been with some limited civil rights here's Joe from saw an activist who now lives in New Jersey but in nineteen eighty nine he was one of the student leaders in Tiananmen Hong Kong show the odds are stacked up chime in C. spirit off the people yes this condo at the beach you it's represented to lawful street the ninety people that China could be different but in some ways nineteen eighty nine also sealed Hong Kong state that your Beijing and Hong Kong were drafting the conditions under which China would govern Hong Kong and Beijing after the Saudis tenement protests effectively took control of writing those conditions may include more stringent language on national security and the version that you see them citing today the latter is that candlelight vigil that Jones was just talking about in Hong Kong feels particularly existential despair because Hong Kong is now coming under threat from Beijing's control yeah and and of course the the very fact that they were able to hold this vigil at all this memorial for tenements where over the years suggests that there has been greater freedom in Hong Kong what's happening now that the government the central government's cracking down that could disappear quickly there is this proposed national security law which would effectively criminalize all forms of dissent in Hong Kong that will likely be passed this month by Beijing and then today Hong Kong's own legislature passed a national anthem law which criminalizes people who make fun of China's national anthem back in ninety three years in prison now or a hefty fine lawmakers try to block that vote one was dragged out of the chamber the bill passed anyways so now we have this anniversary which has been marked for generations for decades anyway and in Hong Kong and that that that that commemoration is banned water people going to do after this behind the rally said tonight they're still going to congregate they're going to risk arrest and fines churches which has more the way when it comes to corona virus related social distancing guidelines say that they're going to hold some smaller private events across Hong Kong and people are encouraging other individuals to light candles in their home if they don't want to come to a public space so events are still going to go forward now other countries are trying to put pressure on Beijing to not pass this national security law the US White House has said they'll revoke Hong Kong's trade privileges if the laws passed but Beijing will likely bear that cost and the United Kingdom the former colonial power that ruled Hong Kong actually set this week to open a path for citizenship for about three million Hong Kongers if the national security laws passed Kelly thanks for the update

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China approves controversial national security bill for Hong Kong, among protests from citizens and the US

WBZ Midday News

00:48 sec | 1 year ago

China approves controversial national security bill for Hong Kong, among protests from citizens and the US

"Hong Kong demonstrators flooded the streets saying China's new national security bill is threatening the city's independence ABC's Conor Finn again explains why this is renewed many Hong Kong citizens anger and fear the larger issue here is actually about a national security law China's national people's Congress it's largely ceremonial parliament is enacting a national security law for Hong Kong this is the kind of legislation that brought millions out on the streets last year but this time Hong Kongers are largely powerless to feed it and and just the very fact that it's bypassing Hong Kong's own legislature has really in raids people secretary of state Mike Pompeii declaring the United States no longer considers Hong Kong autonomous from

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Hong Kong opposition slams China national security law move

Here & Now

04:39 min | 1 year ago

Hong Kong opposition slams China national security law move

"In Hong Kong Pro Democracy lawmakers are blasting China's move to enact national security legislation. They believe this legislation could mark the end of the One Country. Two System Arrangement that has given Hong Kong semi autonomy. Since the end of British rule in nineteen ninety-seven the move by China emerged from this week's national legislative session and event that largely serves as a rubber stamp for what the Communist Party in Beijing wants to do. Cnn's Ivan Watson joins us from Hong Kong via skype and Ivan. I can you explain what this new legislation can actually mean for Hong Kong. I think it's important to stress. How different Hong Kong is from the rest of mainland China to people? Who may not know? It's the free as corner of the People's Republic of China and it was supposed to stay largely autonomous until two thousand forty seven and govern itself while being part of China so here the Internet isn't censored and the courts are independent of the political leadership and can rule against it. None of that exists in mainland China. And what the Communist Party has now announced is in the interest of national security. It is not going to dictate a whole series of laws and criminalize actions down here in Hong Kong with a heavy handed approach and a direct approach that it has never had until today. I mentioned the One Country Two System Arrangement I mean. Does this in effect then end that arrangement but certainly would hongkongers from the opposition and elected legislator who are critics of the Communist Party in mainland China? That's they're saying. This is the end of Hong Kong as we know it. And when you see. The list of what is proposed here which includes Criminalising treason secession in sedition against the Chinese government authorizing the National Security Agency of mainland China to set up offices down here in Hong Kong secret police. All of that suggests a very dramatic shift here and something that this city has never really seen in modern times. Is this retribution. For those democracy protests we've been seeing in Hong Kong over the last year the central government in China and the Hong Kong administrators. Who are by Beijing have been defending these new national security proposals arguing that the protests were a threat to national security in all of China. And thus they have to do this. There've been some caveats saying hey freedom of speech freedom assembly all those things that you have known they will be untouched. But if you've ever been in mainland China and seeing what a police state it is there and how any dissent is absolutely crushed very quickly. It's very clear that the national security rubric can be used as an excuse to almost stop anything in mainland China. So why wouldn't that be any different down here? All of this. All of these decisions are happening as we speak in real time. But I'm wondering how will this resonate in the region with the people? They are particularly in Hong Kong. There is alarmed for instance. One man I spoke with your. He runs a photo printing shop. He said this is taking us backwards and he. Also this is ominous. He said his WHATSAPP GROUP WITH HIS CHILDHOOD. Friends has completely dried up today in response to this now. Couple of points. Whatsapp doesn't exist in mainland China. The there's such censorship it also suggests that immediately ordinary people are worried that what they may message. Each Other presumably in privacy could be used against them in the future. What's next Ivan in this process? The opposition here is calling for protests which died down over the last five months as this city was dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and as the threat of that pandemic receded here. The old political divisions were starting to bubble up again. Beijing has shot a very strong shot across the bow here and recall that last year. You Up to two million people protesting against these types of measures. That's two out of every seven. Hong Kongers were out in opposition. That even if they manage to generate that kind of popular protests right now it does not seem like Xi Jinping. The ruler of China is

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"hong kongers" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

08:19 min | 1 year ago

"hong kongers" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"For nearly six months anti-government protests have raged in Hong Kong becoming evermore violent. This weekend the push for change on the streets was echoed at the ballot box. Hong Kong is came out in record numbers to vote in local elections. The vote was widely seen as a referendum on the protests and on the Administration of Chief Executive Carrie Lam pro-democracy campaign has made unprecedented gains sending sending a clear signal to the Hong Kong government and to the Chinese authorities in Beijing. Yesterday there were local elections in Hong Kong which normally are a small scana the fat but the outcome. I think surprised everybody. Dominic Ziegler is senior Asia correspondent based in Hong Kong. The vote was very very firmly for the democratic ever critic camp that has been behind nearly six months of protests. Last time round of the eighteen district councils in Hong Kong the Democrats controlled none as of now they control Dell's seventeen of those eight hundred is extraordinary result. And what will it mean exactly as you say local elections and normally deliver. Well it does have to do with more within just rubbish collection than putting speed bumps on streets. There are a number of consequences one is that the makeup of the District Councils actually affects the Legislative Council known as LegCo in Hong Kong and unlike the district councils where there is universal suffrage. The votes are rigged in the Legislative Council. Only half of the seats awfully chosen by Hong Kong as the other half manipulated in different ways but of that half manipulated five seats come from the district councils. So Democratic critic representation in those councils also means a stronger democratic representation in the Legislative Council's possibly more importantly the district councils affects the Makeup Cup of committees which hitherto have chosen not democratically the chief executive of Hong Kong. Let's say the number one in the territory so this is really important auden because they'll now be much more democratic representation on these committees. Beijing doesn't lose control but certainly Democrats now have more sway than they ever did before narrator. The result is so overwhelming that it will be very hard for Carrie. Lam the chief executive to ignore and the message that she should have got from. Yesterday's vote is that it's time now to open a dialogue with those who have been calling for change for the past six months. It's now time to address. That's the demands for more representation for more accountability. I should add that it also makes her position very much less. Tenable this was a vote against So are there any signs that the government is open to dialogue with the protesters or for that matter that the protesters are open to dialogue with the government. There are a few signs. The government is open open to dialogue within Carrie. Lam did today say that. She had taken note of the result quite how she will respond to. It is not yet clear. She has been very flat. Footed date after all the protests began when she proposed a bill that would have allowed people to be extradited to the mainland if they'd being accused of crimes there and it took a very very long time and the huge demonstrations before she was ready to withdraw that bill if she is as obtuse Nah well then that spells trouble because there are no expectations from the protests side from the democratic camp now the majority no longer the opposition certainly in terms of numbers and they would expect to see movement the risk. If if they don't see it is that the last few days of really enjoyable and hopeful com risk being broken again and Hong Kong returns to that cycle of violence that it has has recently seen. And what sort of just as you think they'd be looking for on the side of the protesters on the side of the democracy movement to be willing to start talking. Well the government will say well well you must end the violence and then we'll talk but it's not as simple as that and it's actually on the government side that we've seen this lack of desire for dialogue despite the violence and one kind of should criticize it. It is actually government actions that have brought us to this point more than anything a now. The first step really has to be taken taken by the government. There is at the moment relative Commun- Hong Kong so this is a moment. The government should seize it. Do we have any sense of what the plan of the Chinese Central Government in Beijing aging is. We don't have a great deal of sense because it's a very secretive leadership. What I think is the case? Is that early threats. The the People's Liberation Army or the paramilitary police would come into Hong Kong to reimpose order. Were by and Large Luster and Carrie. Lam herself acknowledged that in leaked comments comments a couple of months ago. Beijing is very reluctant to intervene. If it has had a planet is not being clear that it has its to see these protests run out of energy and once the protest movement is dissipated ordinary Hongkongers have turned against it then Beijing and those who do business in Hong Kong and re established control will will. Yesterday's vote made it very clear that the mass of Hong Kong is still stand very firmly behind the demands for accountability for democracy so it sounds like the high ups in Beijing weren't expecting the sort of results that we've had from the local elections. I suspect they'll be extremely shocked after all for many weeks they've been saying that opinion polls showing support for the protests have been biased. They've always accused those who run such polls of belonging to Liberal. Universities is influenced too much by the West. They've accused the protests themselves of being masterminded by the West. This result is so emphatic. It will be very hard for the authorities in Beijing to continue with that line of reasoning. Then also be questioning the quality of information. They're getting up in Beijing they ought to be asking. How on earth is that their representations presentations in Hong Kong and most of those reside in the so-called Liaison Office in the territory how it is members of the Liaison Office have been passing up the the chains such or information so it sounds like the central government in China had no idea the true state of public opinion in Hong Kong? How had it been trying to bring people around and win influence well for years? It's influence operations in Hong Kong have been extensive and is not just a question of appointing officials seen as friendly and loyal Beijing. The Communist Party itself has underground cells that operate throughout the territory. Beijing has been financing pro-china grassroots political little parties. They liaison office buys up businesses tycoons in Hong Kong being co opted by being offered juicy deals on the mainland and. I think that one aspect of I've emphatic vote. Yesterday was a very strong rejection of this form of influence peddling undermining the kind of values and the autonomy that people in Hong Kong. We've seen this summer prepared to fight for so the Chinese government had this core information. It's been delivered this disappointment. The Hong Kong government looks a little flailing. What do you think happens is now? I think that there will be attempts to move things back to a political plane and even the possibility of discussing political reforms in the territory may be something the comes back to the table. The case China agreeing to that is the hope of a quite more stable territory and my sense is the Hongkong tries to make the running in this area then Beijing will let it my worry. Is that Hong Kong. Authorities lack the means. They lacked the imagination to launch into this kind of political dialogue. What will be the science that we're moving in the right direction action? We need to see a couple of things. The first is an acknowledgement by carry lambs administration. That this vote means something that it means the government is going to change its stance dance. The second thing is to announce a fully independent inquiry into the causes of this year's unrest and into police abuse and excessive use of it's our including lethal force and if the government promises that it will implement any recommendations that such an independent inquiry comes up with then. I am sure that we'll go a very long way to reducing tensions that have been running extremely high the territory in recent weeks dominic. Thank you very much for your time time. Thank you Edward..

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Ex-British Consulate staff says Chinese police tortured him

Morning Edition

03:32 min | 1 year ago

Ex-British Consulate staff says Chinese police tortured him

"A citizen of Hong Kong who used to work for the British consulate there is making some very serious accusations against Chinese authorities he says Chinese secret police accused him of being a spy for the U. K. and that they tortured him earlier this year Simon Chang told the BBC he was detained blindfolded and be in after you join protests in Hong Kong the British government says it is outraged by this and it has some in Chinese ambassador to the U. K. to answer questions about what went on in Paris London correspondent Franklin fit is on the line a Frank Hey good morning vehicle everyone does it one day so that is ready this channel yes it has been this gentleman Simon Chang was detained earlier this year can you give us some background on his skin he was returning from a business trip to the mainland he was detained by Chinese police at a rail station in Hong Kong and then taken back to mainland China now initially he was accused of soliciting prostitution he disappeared into China's detention system of Ashley was released now as you mentioned he's coming for for the first time talking to the BBC also writing extensively on Facebook saying Chinese secret police tortured him they tried to get him to implicate the U. K. in helping to incite violent protests he says and of course this is the Chinese Communist Party narrative that in fact shadow we foreign forces have been driving the protests really not about democracy but trying to weaken China Mister Chang has been very specific and detailed in his accusations of what he said was done to him can you just build out on this a little bit more yeah he was talking to the B. B. C.'s Jon side worth and he said he was shackled forced the squad and stand for hours without any sleep in the to be stopped he either be beaten with batons are punished or four door forced to sing the Chinese national anthem now they said they he said that they wanted him to confess to trying to incite the protest he also says he believes that other people who had had attended Hong Kong protests were also held with them now as part of Simon Chang's role at the British consulate in this is very important I understand that he was collecting information on the protests what was he doing an end to the Chinese authorities have a right to be suspicious well he admits that he supported and attended the democracy protests and he was paid overtime rather concert to collect info about the status of the protest he also says that he did sign up for social media groups where protesters were coordinating their actions but he insists he was merely observing which is something that diplomats do around the world however this could provide the Chinese government's of evidence that at a minimum his role was blurred it also helps and perhaps make the case and provide an example of foreign influence now it's worth pointing out that by almost all accounts the protests are organic and they come out of a genuine fears about eroding freedoms by the Chinese Communist Party in Hong Kong okay and if Mr Chang's account of what happened to him is in fact true what should we take away from that I think what's interesting is this sort of treatment is what kind of trigger the Hong Kong protests in the first case the fear that the mainland system which is an authoritarian legal system where it's a ninety nine percent of conviction rate would in fact be used in Hong Kong against people who are doing things that are legal in Hong Kong if in fact Mr Jiang was just really observing these sorts of things and also it's important member the arrest was made in Hong Kong and this is something that Hong Kong is really fear this sort of creeping influence of a very very different system of and the com is put the fear that the communist party's gonna use that system to punish Hong Kongers and continue to roll their rights and

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Hong Kong is in recession after almost 5 months of protests

PRI's The World

08:01 min | 1 year ago

Hong Kong is in recession after almost 5 months of protests

"I'm Marco Werman this is the world Hong Kong is in recession and after nearly five months of street protests the economy in one of China's most important business hubs is slowing down retail sales are plunging also tourism is off fifty percent in October compared with last year and the U. S. China trade war is taking a financial toll the demonstrations in Hong Kong have been led mostly by young people protesting the way China governs a territory. It's easy to make a historical comparison to nineteen eighty nine when young people in Beijing's Tiananmen Square also protested in Beijing so two years ago we were begging for something called freedom that we member taste them by ones were you were smashed and we just gave up that's Han Dongfang. He was a protest leader in Gentleman Square after the bloody crackdown he spent a couple of years in prison and he later fled to Hong Kong now he's a labor organizer base there and he's watching and supporting this young generation protesters Han told me the movement in Hong Kong DOC is different from gentlemen in one crucial way today Hong Kong young people what they are doing is not begging in an Oscar for freedom is they have been living and freedom now someone attempting to take away so that is the fundamental for instance that is what I believe these people will never gave up how much have you been speaking with protesters in Hong Kong in recent weeks and what have you been hearing I am not really speaking to them I am participating in every major protest I am industries I observe them and I learned from on them because if I well remember in nine in two thousand fourteen I saw these young people into the highway and I run into them I said look you've got to get out from the highway you are giving them excuses the two shoe and I came from a nineteen eighty nine Tiananmen Square as what happens at the time they get shoes and these are shooting people and people don't want to listen to me an ICU kind of sad. about saw you know they are really not taking their life Catholic and they are really taking great risk but on fung aren't the protesters today also giving the the authorities plenty of reasons to kind of mistake reprisals I mean subway stations have been a set a a light they've occupied the airport I mean they're giving it seems the police a lot of reasons to to crack down on them yes you can say today even more than two thousand fourteen even more than thirty years ago in Tiananmen Square was they'll protesters are doing but the fundamental differences the protesters the mentality and courage so two years ago we we're fighting for something in or dreams we never know whenever taste it if we don't get it and we don't really lose anything but nowadays these people what from my observation in the street every major protest I can see a determination from their phase their body language and especially this is joined by men women young men and women and women are not following a man and men are on their own so all over in st they in their say's in their body language you can read they are ready to burn together it if it burns so dunk fung what is your advice to the Hong Kong protesters at this moment and where should they steer that courage I'm afraid I don't have a any strategic suggestions because I don't have it I am is a learning from them about the decorative ity of organizing difference activism protests every day during the week and evening date so this is a very new to mate so US Vice President Mike Pence says a America stands with Hong Kong and he criticised China for curtailing the rights is in liberties of Hong Kongers does that help the protesters or does it just add to the Chinese government's claim that this whole protest movement is a Western inspired separatist movement oh it's definitely help the movement the protests in Hong Kong and to make the Chinese government to think twice what to do but I have a very serious question here as Mista pants our Mr trump they taking this decision as a strategic move to make themselves in better position during the trade deal trade talk as a chip or as they are taking it as principal that no matter what even there there's no trade war they will take this human rights and democracy matter seriously what about if the U. S. China trade deal goes well while they oh back there will be no pressure there's no concern at what the Hong Kong people will do with that so help us with this one final question Dongfang despite some of the police crackdown on protesters disrupting business and mass transit in Hong Kong it seems many Hong Kongers have not abandoned or given up on the protesters and their actions why do you think that is what does it tell us you know Hong Kong people have enjoyed the freedom or snow much democracy Z. in a pause up to this point but enjoy the freedom freedom means you don't have to realize that every day morning would you tab use as I'm in freedom no freedom the beauty of freedom you don't realize that every day you don't have to pay attention but once somewhat attempt to AAC it whether your business person big business small business big like Miss the League coaching as more like other corners streets let you open a small restaurant leak catching as a big tycoon in Hong Kong right yeah big tie tongue one of the I didn't know riches Jason and Asia and the world maybe these people they all suddenly few their freedom as maybe a facing to a risk and this is a what make people bring people together you lose the same things that you enjoy didn't really have to feel it every day now you feel the same danger but the same even people were walking in the street protests the same things are fearful of losing freedom and they're not not necessarily show last or right middle or what but they are gathered together on this one same interests and fear which is fearful of losing freedom so that's my explanation about why Hong Kong people even the businesspeople they lose some business they're not but they're still tolerate this because they know that I had them. There will be bigger things to Luke's Han Dongfang a protest leader at Gentlemen Square nineteen eighty nine and currently a Labor activist thank you very much for your perspective I really appreciate it thank you thank you. Ns talking to you

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"hong kongers" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:55 min | 1 year ago

"hong kongers" Discussed on KQED Radio

"About three hundred activists supporting pro democracy protests in Hong Kong have attended a basketball game in New York the latest incident in a continuing route between China and America's National Basketball Association the demonstrators sat together as a pre season match wearing black tee shirts saying I stand with Hong Kong you see news

Hong Kongers use NBA game as new protest tactic

BBC World Service

00:20 sec | 1 year ago

Hong Kongers use NBA game as new protest tactic

"About three hundred activists supporting pro democracy protests in Hong Kong have attended a basketball game in New York the latest incident in a continuing route between China and America's National Basketball Association the demonstrators sat together as a pre season match wearing black tee shirts saying I stand with Hong Kong

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Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam calls for dialogue platform with citizens

John Batchelor

08:03 min | 1 year ago

Hong Kong protests: Carrie Lam calls for dialogue platform with citizens

"American politics is interesting but really what's going on in Hong Kong Brave New World there is a leader a quote of Hong Kong her name is Carrie lam she ofttimes is treated as a stooge of Beijing which may be true but she has ideas and one of our ideas is something called a dialogue platform which has a bureaucracy according to my reading of Claudia's new piece a caller reports the independent women's forum but this piece is in New York sound Claudia welcome back I'm glad you're back with us Carrie lam we've talked about her and you characterized as less than bright but right now we have to deal with the facts that what she thinks she's doing in response to these hundred plus days of protests what is the dialogue platform does that sound better in Mandarin all right if something really should be it it's going to cost all right it probably does it's a product of her bureaucratic policy information I forget what the other were in office but this is going on here is the forests and all this is being appointed chief executive of Hong Kong who has been saying for weeks now that she really needs to listen to the people to figure out what is bothering them she still trying to quit and I quote sounds and that that's what the government has set down for more than four months the people of Hong Kong and shouting in the streets waiting on the walls holding her singing telegram world they want freedom they want democracy they want to elect their own leaders so they don't get settled with another idiot like Karen hello is going through the staggering sure rain along the line is fully orchestrated setting so that she can probably figure out what is the content of this social unrest in Hong Kong it's John it's like it every Saturday Night Live yeah the presence online seven and a half million people in Hong Kong or actually risking our next to the house for freedom I can give you a specific she had a dialogue in late September where out of the population of seven and a half million they invited people to apply a sending an older personal data and then had a hundred fifty lucky winners we got to meet with Carol out in and still young where about thirty of them were that selected to spend three minutes saying something not with the dialogue with the public meantime outside thousands and thousands of people were standing screaming fight for freedom and her boss is in Beijing here is monsters is this protest is personal that's what the guy like Clint sat is quality is clearly a delaying tactic but one of the delaying for or protesters are not going to go away they keep hoping that they will the other part of this now is Carrie lam I'm not sure with the black because Beijing report this year that's a picture is rolling out online later this week in her annual policy address a point with him down for Hong Kongers which is actually really I don't think they have you know I've been covering I spent many weeks the sun covering his protest number did I hear a throng of people chanting we want housing subsidies or we want sports but what they're about to offer it's about to be here these government bounty which is that correct Hong Kong people anyway and when he spoke to Hong Kong administration and ensure that you're hoping is that people will take these candies from on high and go home and showed up and what's actually happening in Hong Kong this is a really serious he our movement for freedom for democracy in their heart their culture is part of the free world and they had not been giving not even as the rules have been tightening around them even as the police have done under the administration of the state what's going on in your city has the police have been has been arrested on threatening people really terrorizing city at this point alright Beijing hope and Terry let's hope is clearly that this will just all sort of fizzle out especially if they beat up enough people arrested off people and then give subsidies to others on how it will play out I don't know but the really important thing to understand here is Hong Kong people have not demonstrated a good not a pro testing her handouts they've not been demanding subsidies what they have been demanding is really much for days they've been demanding her yeah clients a puzzle to me I I I bar from Mark Twain that man is the only creature who who doesn't bite the hand that bribes it and what what we have here is a failure of the Beijing government to understand its own people and I'm wondering if we can generalize from Hong Kong to all the other cities of China there after all they're educated their transparently ambitious they work very hard so it can we assume that what is going on in Hong Kong is is the the rest of China could do the same thing one six time yes yes that's the theory Beijing gun the only qualification I would say is I suspect that the aging rulers she's acting and his buddies in the Communist Party upper circle do you understand this the problem is that they don't want it that they want to obliterate it in other words there that the real college for freedom what they want to do is not try to accommodate it but to crush it that's what they did thirty years ago it cannot and that's what that's what keeps China under control that fear of the same kind of thing and my fear is still that that's where my head in Hong Kong but I yeah of course this is exactly what people over the reason there's such an incredible surveillance state so much they controlled brutality in China is precisely because if they took that away you would probably see something very similar to what we thought thirty years ago it Shannon and and what we're seeing today and Hong Kong people like to be free is is is is it too simple cloudy to say it's not working that that that the idea of intimidating Hong Kong has failed is it too simple failed there might come a point where China uses and carry lack use enough force so that people in Hong Kong really have no choice except to die or you need to accept to die if they continue to the fight Beijing but it's not working so far there had been a bit increasingly for beating the marches for bidding the rally that base maps Carrie lam isn't that emergency powers which are basically the power of the dictator she cannot do anything without even going to the rubber stamp legislature and still they had an enormous rally today in central Hong Kong people are very are continuing to protest right after the ban on face mask people were out with faith testing and and I'm doing five and this wonderful Cantonese expression basically he's going cloudy rose sat test back from Hong Kong that is in Qatar W. 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03:07 min | 1 year ago

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

"I'm not sure but well we have to do what we need to do. And what is your campaign here in the US us what does it look like well. I'm here to try to get the support off the congressman in the US to pass the Hong Kong Him Rice on Democracy Act Act which means that if the Hong Kong government officials continue to violate human rights and undermined a one country to assist them and high degree of vote-on me in Hong Kong they will got sanctioned that is the basic idea of it because as I said the police force and armed mobs and Hong Kong officials shows who undermined the human rights and one country who system they're not getting any consequences locally so the world nitto them that we are watching and you will have caused a quences so this act is very important to Hong Kong people to send that message is some of this is a question of identity entity is well. Do you feel connected to China identity. Yes a Hong Kong. People have a strong identity of US being Hong Kong. Aw I remember after the handover I was a student. I remember a lot of questionnaire asking us about identity. Do you consider yourself you yourself first Hongkong than Chinese or first Chinese than Hong Kong in the past. We don't think much about this because because it doesn't matter much but now a lot of people would say I would consider ourselves to be only Hong Kong and if you look back back to just about ten years ago in two thousand and eight to a major events happened in China one is is through Tron of quick and other other is Beijing Olympic Games in Hong Kong. We donate a lot to offer of quick to the victims and we celebrate elaborate together with the Chinese about the Olympic Games so Hong Kong people we did not feel the need to hate or the need to separate break from being Chinese but because the intervene is getting more and more serious and they do not the Beijing and some Chinese people do not respect Hong Kong as Hong Kong and they do not respect our system they do not all know their promises to make Hong Kong continue to be home phone call now people feel the need to separate and make our identity stronger and stronger when you return. I'll be returning running this tonight to Hong Kong. Yes and will you return the street. I will continue to be in a straight out continue to protest with all the Hong Kong people until the amounts be heard. Thank you for joining us today thank you that was bunny along with the Civil Human Rights Front in Hong Kong. If you're interested in hearing more about China marking seventy years of Communist Party rule we invite you to listen to a round table. The discussion led.

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Hong Kong protests: 15th straight weekend of demonstrations

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03:39 min | 1 year ago

Hong Kong protests: 15th straight weekend of demonstrations

"The streets of Hong Kong were hot with protests again over the weekend for the fifteenth straight weekend actually two weeks ago Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie lam withdrew that controversial extradition bill the first kicked off this movement but it was not enough protesters and she said it was too little too late this is what the street sounded like yesterday. tear gas water cannons being fired by police at protesters after the initially peaceful demonstrations turned violent and pursuing McCarthy has been covering this in Hong Kong and joins me this morning had a chilly hi David so tell me how this went from from peaceful to violent. what all you know didn't it did start out peacefully and off the demonstration wasn't sanctioned by police but that doesn't stop Hong Kongers from turning out they spilled into the streets I found myself in a sea of American flags with marchers belting out the star spangled banner. those are Chait now about tradition of petitioning western governments to pressure Beijing to let them keep their autonomy but it's good soon descended into violence and it was early and went swiftly and went wait out way late into the night masked protesters threw Molotov cocktails at police barricades that we're protecting the government headquarters they set fires they vandalize the metro. riot police advanced with tear gas and water cannon that that sprays this stinging blue died that can mark protesters sold later they can arrest them and after that prole Beijing demonstrators clashed with pro democracy protesters in an all eighteen people wound up in the hospital. do you know it when we've heard from protest leaders in the past they have suggested that that the violence is being committed by you know just radical elements within a much larger movement that does that seem fair to you with the violence coming from a smaller group of radical protesters here well I'm from my experience it is a rather hard core group of young both men and women mostly in their twenties many under employed if they are employed summer students not all and they're likely to be the same sort of demonstrators who stormed the Legislative Council July first and sent shock waves through Hong Kong because it was seen as so audacious but are there if there is a tolerance for them the remains of tolerance for them and while they may be small in number and most people would like to see these things go off peacefully they they they don't judge too harshly but there's a new brazen it's here David you hear it in the slogans resist to Beijing expel the CCP the Communist Party there's a new aggressiveness and it is on both sides. so protesters have these five demands one of them was to withdraw this extradition bill that I mentioned that happened but they have a number of other demands here in any sense whether they'll be met and there could be some sort of end to this well you know that's right I mean the question from a lot of people was you know what is the endgame and for the protesters the endgame is all five demands their slogan is all five not one less they include amnesty for cues rioters an independent inquiry into the police handling of the protests but to dragging out the extradition bill saga only small snowball to demands to calls for universal suffrage where they elect their own leaders in Beijing doesn't pick them. and her Julie McCarthy in Hong Kong on another weekend of protests and as Julie just mentioned no end in sight to at this point

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05:39 min | 1 year ago

HK leader says bill withdrawal own decision, not Beijing's

"This morning Carrie lam announced that she is withdrawing that's for the benefit of the Steelers fans out there Pakistan's are pretty smart that's why they know they're in trouble Steelers fans have no clue that they're in trouble Carrie lam is the chief executive Hong Kong appointed by Beijing by a president he and his colleagues and **** out this morning she is withdrawing extradition bill proving once again that the hard things you have to do get harder the longer you wait they don't get easier Mike Gallagher do you think that will be enough to calm the waters in Hong Kong. I actually don't and I'm glad that she recalled the extradition bell but as we've seen the protests have expanded I mean the extradition bill what the spark that lit the fire but it's become about far more than that it's become about the Chinese Communist Party remaking on explicit promises it made when according over Hong Kong was transitioned from the U. K. ET explicitly the promise of universal suffrage allowing all corners to choose who is the chief executive rather than the CZ P. appointing a lackey like Carrie lam and so I actually don't think that this will solve the problem entirely I do hope that it has a calming effect I think the protesters have conducted themselves hello Kelly and I do think ultimately we need to be sending the signal a concert with our allies that any escalation by the Chinese Communist Party would be met with consequences and in the interim I think the CTP but he'll direct Kerr for cracking down on anything Hong Kongers who said they want to protect their relatively free way of life I for example called the US open those ninety I'm responsible for violent protesters interest with actors of the Hong Kong human rights and democracy act which would add to the nineteen ninety two legislation according Hong Kong it's special treatment we should also consider hacking Bargo on China should the situation Holcomb get worse the final thing I want you to connect your two favorite topics Hong Kong and the U. K. I want to commend an article that my good friend and fellow nine eleven war veteran a comp you can have wrote in the Atlantic recently where he proposes a way in which Britain can actually reach out to Hong Kongers you have some claim to British citizenship and the further way of advancing the cause of freedom in Hong Kong I just would demand that article they ever wanted Tom is one of the smartest voices on US foreign policy in the entire world how do you spell his last name. to get at he Eugene E. N. H. A. D. E. I believe that's not that roll off your tongue and so you'll have a link to that now tweeted out I will read that now it seems to me I've had Mike Pompeii a leader McConnell Tom cotton now you have all said the same thing that that protesters have got to be protected it does seem to me they have an opportunity here to go from open hostility to negotiation with the government yeah the secret police don't begin to round them up it seems to me that's what the the free world ought to be asking for is that we will be watching very closely and the leader talked about yesterday amending the Hong Kong bell from years ago if they use this opportunity to arrest and remove leaders of the opposition is that something you're watching Mike Gallagher okay and and that's the one of the consistent demands of the protesters they want to make sure that there's no unnecessary retaliation against people that have taken to the streets in other words you know and I have to resolve the short term but over the long term the G. D. P. yeah really Hey Leslie cracked down on those who took to the street and that's one thing we should all watch close I would think you that if there is any massive crackdown by the U. P. I do think they beat shooting themselves in the foot I mean it's it's ethically can do it yeah our spot because such an event with a rapidly damage the city stature as a reliable and desirable global financial that would be background but that would be equally damaging for China given the unique role that Hong Kong plays in the global financial system so the real question today Caroline is made a major concession one of the five demands of the protesters by withdrawing extradition bill is what do the protesters do next and how do they respond and in my view I don't think. the other scale it back but they ought to very much shined any violence that they ought to maybe go out and celebrate a little bit but also open the op open the door to being taking yes for an answer you make five demand you get to a mere happy right. how to present a great right I mean the seven percent solution Albert on a percent that never heard it it's always the right answer and so and of course your point about not escalating violence I think by and large the protectors of conduct themselves very I not only her Oakley but reserve Italy and I and I commend them for that I had after actually transiting back through Hong Kong and protesters holding hands you know playing together and they really moved by the whole site but of course no escalation to violent but that goes for both sides right we don't want any lack of the CCP tried to stir things up certainly I again I just I I'm glad that everyone from Mike on pale to enter Mitch McConnell can I tell you far lower in the in that sort of on the totem pole and all those people are on the same page and think that the free world needs really need to stand up any potential Chinese aggression

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Hong Kong protest leaders arrested as police ban demo for 1st time

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03:35 min | 1 year ago

Hong Kong protest leaders arrested as police ban demo for 1st time

"Morning three key leaders in Hong Kong's protest movement are under arrest the most prominent among them is twenty two year old Joshua Wong who is walking to a subway station Friday morning when he was quote forcefully pushed into a private mini van on the street in broad daylight that's according to demo Sisto that's the youth activist group that Wong serves as secretary general of these arrests came my head of more pro democracy protests that had been planned for this weekend we've got impairs Emily thing on the line with from Hong Kong this morning Emily can you just start by telling us more about these three democracy activists have been arrested well besides Josh along there was indeed chan who was detained Thursday night and Agnes Chow who is also a number of them assist they're all in their twenties and the representative of this new generation of young activists we all we also just learned that Joshua Wong and Agnes shall have been released from police custody just minutes ago on bail so they are out now but these three were perceived as leaders of the current protests in Hong Kong which are now in the fourth month that's not true the protests going on now they're leaderless movement but the three had been leaders and a previous pro democracy movement called the umbrella movement about five years ago which was a peaceful occupation of Hong Kong central business district that ended after seventy nine days but their key demand from two thousand fourteen that Hong Kongers be able to directly elect their leader is one of the demands now being repeated in the current protests right so tells more about the timing of this because at these protests have been going on in Hong Kong for more than four months why why arrest these these democracy protesters now this weekend is significant it's the fifth anniversary of Beijing's decision to maintain control over how Hong Kong's leader is chosen and that decision was the event that sparked the two thousand fourteen umbrella movement so to commemorate the anniversary organizers had planned a big March for this Saturday but Hong Kong police then denied organizer's permission and so they cancel the protests earlier today on top of the Saturday March there also mass it ends and strakes that are being organized for Monday and Tuesday which is when the university semester begins into students are now getting involved so again at the rest of the three activists today as part of a wave of coordinated arrests across the city of people and lawmakers who participated in protests and they mark a further escalation from the leadership of Hong Kong which is chosen by Beijing to stop the protests so two of these protesters as you know are now out on bail does that mean the protests is going to go on as scheduled for Saturday even before they were released on bail protesters and in business organizers were saying that protests were going to go ahead anyway is on Saturday people if anything or even more upset because of the mass arrests of course across the city today and again strikes at universities and across many many different sectors are still plan for Monday and Tuesday there was a store today held a press conference in front of Hong Kong's government offices and they were defiant here's a clip of them all guy boss like home ball ball when you can phone number well you they're chanting in protest of what they call police over reach and terror and they're encouraging the people to come out this weekend despite the ban on the protests and concerned that there are more arrests coming here's Isaac change who's vice chairman of the system I think when the government hard to

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"hong kongers" Discussed on KQED Radio

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02:09 min | 2 years ago

"hong kongers" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The demonstration was the first to take place on the house side the whole cold harbor any defied expectations after protesters stormed the territory's parliament last week in a symbolic sold on its authority if you were expected to join a demonstration so soon afterwards but by the tens of thousands they poured into the streets chanting Hong Kongers add oil the rallying cry that expresses their determination to fight on the March from the embankment of the harbor to the west Kowloon speed rail station where one floor is administered by mainland China intermittent rain fell on what was a peaceful March full of young families and protesters dressed in their signature black tee shirts to record the impure news Hong Kong gasoline prices are inching higher the national average for regular is two dollars seventy five cents a gallon NPR's Jeff Brady reports gas prices have been relatively stable in recent years with the national average between two and three dollars a gallon since twenty sixteen oil prices are the main factor in how much you're charged at the pump the OPEC cartel has an agreement with a few other countries including Russia to limit production that agreement was just renewed into next year in the U. S. oil production remains strong and so does demand that's likely one reason prices increased the head of the holiday another is a big refinery in Philadelphia that announced it will permanently close after a fire last month that sent prices up but over the long term analysts believe other refineries will be able to fill that demand Jeff Brady NPR news this is NPR news the justice department is bringing on a new team of lawyers to work on including a citizenship question in the twenty twenty census the Supreme Court has ruled the government did not provide a reasonable rationale to include it president trump insists he's moving forward with efforts to ask the question and is pushing the justice department to find a way the US women's national soccer team won its fourth World Cup championship yesterday in France beating the Netherlands to nail in the final NPR's Melissa block reports fireworks.

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02:09 min | 2 years ago

"hong kongers" Discussed on KPCC

"The demonstration was the first to take place on the house side the whole cold harbor any defied expectations after protesters stormed the territory's parliament last week in a symbolic sold on its authority if you were expected to join a demonstration so soon afterwards but by the tens of thousands they poured into the streets chanting Hong Kongers add oil the rallying cry that expresses their determination to fight on the March from the embankment of the harbor to the west Kowloon speed rail station where one floor is administered by mainland China intermittent rain fell on what was a peaceful March full of young families and protesters dressed in their signature black tee shirts Julie McCarthy NPR news Hong Kong well America's economy is booming some communities continue to struggle and here is are you sure Roscoe reports on how a tax program meant to boost investment in poor neighborhoods is facing criticism that might not actually benefit the residents of those areas the twenty seventeen tax cut law established the opportunity zones program which allows investors to put off paying their capital gains taxes by investing in designated low income areas Stuart Butler of the Brookings Institution says the incentives may not work as intended to attracting the wrong kind of investment large scale investment which may lead to a far greater gentrification dissolves are backed by the White House and have bipartisan support in Congress supporters argue the program will allow investors to direct resources in the areas that would otherwise lose out I sure Rasco NPR news Washington Asian markets trading lower at this hour the Nikkei the main market in Japan done about eight tenths of a percent the hang sang in Hong Kong down one point three percent you're listening to NPR news ecstatic American fans are rough did in cheers as the US won the women's World Cup today defeating the Netherlands by a score of two to nothing in the final in France and peers Melissa block has more from Leon make it four.

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

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03:19 min | 2 years ago

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

"To break other identities just say, this is what they're doing everybody. In Hong Kong knows that they wanna 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, but 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 the repression and they put monasteries cities on lockdown. And I gotta say this is very different from when I was there in the nineties. I mean, in the nineties, invading. 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. And there was even hope post ten on Monday. And maybe this was naive of many of us that overtime engagement with. The west the reality of, of a population that was going to travel, a great deal. More that things progressively become more open liberal democratic, but just it's gone in a very different direction. And I think what we've seen is inching Jong recently, which is shocking, a million or more people, obviously, a lot of people know now are in detention camps most Chinese. Don't know much about it at all. The governor very good job of hiding this. So it's basically putting don't know. It's because the information is controlled with extremely well controls far better than any of us ever, imagined. So there's a famous line that probably many of your listeners will remember when, in the late nineties, Bill Clinton said, you know, the Chinese government is never going to be able to control information. It's going to be like nailing jello to the wall with that jello. Turns out to be extremely adhesive in none of imagined. And I myself in this I mean, this is a very adaptive authoritarian regime, and we have not appreciated. I mean they. Always seem to sometimes it takes them a while to make the right move for their purposes, but they are very daft at figuring out ways to make this all work. And so if you look at Xinjiang you now have. What a million week, there's an in these camps. It's very clear that they're trying to secularize them and create in them, a Han Chinese ethnic Chinese density, even though their Turkic, speaking people, there really from central Asia, their culture, central Asian. And so, again, it comes down to the weaker see themselves as separate and the government has created these camps to basically, try to pull them into a national identity and ideology. Same problem in Hong Kong, of course, even worse than in Taiwan. Because that's democratic defacto independent country. How do the Taiwanese the twenty four team protests, cautionary tales? So what the government in China had been saying for a long time as one country two systems. This could be a model for Taiwan will if you're Taiwanese, and you have any interest in democracy, freedom, you're looking at what's happening in Hong Kong, and saying, well, how about never, never because why would you give all that up? Especially Hong Kong is not. I mean it's quasi-democratic but it's not democratic like the US or many countries in, in most countries in western Europe..

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

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

02:47 min | 2 years ago

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

"Now Hongkongers are out in the streets again this time protesting and extradition. Bill that could send law breakers to prison in mainland China, the demonstrators say the legislation could help cement, communist party of thority in Hong Kong, scores of people have been injured as riot. Police have fired tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowd. Everyone was a target, including us. Already the smoke in the tear gas is making its way here. This latest movement in Hong Kong have a chance of succeeding. And what does it say about the current strength of the Chinese communist party here to help us answer that another question is Frank Langfitt? He's a correspondent for NPR. He's written a book about his experiences in China called the Shanghai free taxi journeys with the hustlers and rebels of the new China. Frank. 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, which will get to a little bit later in our conversation. But I'm gonna go back a little bit. Sure. Because you are on the ground in Hong Kong in nineteen Ninety-seven with Hanover. Let's talk about how Hong was a colony to begin with. Well, it's, 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, but Hong Kong was indeed colony. And so from the, you know, from eighteen forty eighteen forty two on it had a completely 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 Cozma politics plays. It was a watching post for China, and it was also kind of a mix of east and west, an in many good ways, or a lot of. Sort of the protections of western society. But obviously a 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 eat onto that Hong Kong is a major port. Obviously now 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 early during the Mau was in 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 just was almost no accessed from the west, and particularly for Americans, Hong Kong was always sort of this Cozma politician hub just right up against the mainland. And then, of course, Hong Kong island, which is just off the mainland. Nineteen Ninety-seven here there on the ground in the run-up to, and then the actual night of the handover..

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