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Hong Kong security law: Anger as China's Xi signs legislation
"A very interesting day for Hong Kong, China, describing Hong Kong's new security law as a sword of damage, please hanging over its most strident critics. In other words, China is very pleased about it. Not quite clear exactly what Hong Kong residents think about it. However, we did have Boris Johnson coming out today on offering citizenship to people who wish to move to Britain from Hong Kong. It's of course, former Colony. Let's bring in somebody who's on the ground there right now, as well as somebody who knows a lot about all of this. Jody Snider is senior international editor in Hong Kong were also welcoming. Andy Brown, editorial director for Bloomberg New Economy, Jody's. The details of the law came out last night, about 35 pages. Have residents managed to do just exactly what's in it. And could you give us bullet points? Yeah, So this is, of course, very historic, and it's coming on. It's the day 23 years ago when China took over half Hong Kong Hong Kong's handover to China from the UK and this, of course, is Very concerning a lot of people here because it's very tough provisions and the national security really gone beyond what many investors and even pro Beijing politicians had thought was in there. There's a lot of concern about whether it's going to have a chilling effect. Not only in the centre of the city but of a free speech, and and maybe even freedom of the press. Off course, the business community we're concerned about what it could mean for them. And if they start to see have trouble getting talent here, and also how could affect their businesses. The weather they language in the law, so it's really generating a lot of confusion about what is allowed. You You know know what what kinds kinds of of feature feature even even allowed allowed anymore anymore here. here. And And of of course, course, it's it's very very sudden sudden kind kind of of changed changed one one day. day. Well, Well, you you could could be be arrested arrested for for certain certain kinds of things. Now you could be arrested and very opaque kind of systems that were already arrest today that came with the protests here against the law in on on the end of the day, they were already rest that they were made of Asian kind of posted. Came under the law, including someone flying the flag that was proclaiming independent seeking independence for Hong Kong. Andrew. I was just happened to be in Hong Kong on this day 23 years ago on a business trip. Remember the handover clearly, and I remember thinking to myself. This is just no way This is going to end well for the folks of Hong Kong. China is going to assert full control. Over Hong Kong. It's just a matter of time. I'm actually quite surprised. It's taken this long. What's the feeling? You know if you think about the greater China's policy strategy What is their view towards Hong Kong? Do you think Well, pull I I was in Hong Kong that day two on DH. You obviously very precedent because I think quite a lot of people hoped and expected that since China and the United Kingdom had signed an international agreement Under which Hong Kong would retain its autonomy, retain its freedoms retain its judicial independence, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and so on that this would continue as promised for 50 years on DH. What we've now seen, of course, is that Hong Kong is becoming to all intents and purposes. Another Chinese city. It's going to lose its international personality on DH. The trend is very clear. Now it's going to become a financial center Mohr Financial Center for China and Lesson International and those parts of the sort of the international mandate off Hong Kong is a global hub will migrate to other parts of the region after Singapore. Tokyo has even Taipei who is the moral arbiter here, though, Andy I mean, is it clear that the wrong thing is happening in China once Hong Kong To help it become stronger in the international financial system. For example, isn't it doing the right thing for its citizens? This is a It is a sort of damage, please. Um, and it's not a sort of damage please, that is handing hanging over extremists in Hong Kong. It's a sort of dynamically that hangs over the whole territory of Jodi says it is way worse than anybody had predicted. Not just in the fact that you know you have full knew. Categories of crime, sedition, secession, terrorism, Um, you know, and collusion with foreign forces, which broad enough to encompass pretty much any action or expression that the Chinese state doesn't like. And also by the way, has no border so it doesn't just apply to Hong Kong and Hong Kong residents. It applies to actions and two people anywhere in the world. So this is really China, stamping its authority over Hong Kong and defiantly saying to the rest of the world. We don't care what your reaction is. Judy, What do you expect the reaction to be from the folks on the ground? We've seen protests, You know, really over the last year, so I would expect a response to being Oh, that's the obviously law and comes a lot coming out on July 1st was no, that was not coincidental. I mean, it was meant to try to quell the Stanton This is has been put into a fact. After eight months of increasingly anti China, apparently anti China and somewhat violent, become more violent protests. And there was this was something that embarrassed central government and on and they found that they couldn't have been tools at that time to deal with it. Then you had the pandemic and think Church stopped. So they were. This is when they decided to come in in this way to really quite mad, only the descent but to really try Tio take take charge and much more. On a much more significant way. Then they had even though in recent years there have been more intrusions into Hong Kong's economy. Ah, so at this point, the question is just you know how to companies. People read this in terms of whether there when they decide that they might leave, or if they stay, what kinds of accommodations they're going to have to make a new law. And that's really the question is where we are.
"taipei" Discussed on KMOX News Radio 1120
"Got to groups of Taipei's what are they gonna do neither one is you know they're they're all off the dogs and that that always results in prolonged confrontation so you got the players who didn't get there because they offered somebody else a chance to pitch right they took the opportunity and ran with it and the same with the owners largely except for those who may be an inherited their fortunes but you know that that that's what happens and we will have baseball you'll hear it on KMOX and everybody in our listening audience will love it as you always do I was here in nineteen ninety four when we had that player strike in one caller after another Amy said oh I'm never going back to baseball well we all did and here we are in twenty twenty baseball will resume and we will love it but you know who I hear is I don't know that we get back to baseball as quickly as we did if not for mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa and the steroid era that did a lot to bring people back to baseball perhaps you're right well I think they should tear down the pyramids those were built by slaves yes slaves built a lot of things including Saint Louis University slaves I've mentioned this before St Philippine Duchesne the namesake for villa high school had slaves it is true that Ulysses grant had one slave but he did free him he didn't sell him his wife had slaves she brought them to Vicksburg you know the funny thing about his wife Julia dent her father was on one side of the civil war and her brother and her husband running no actually her father and husband were on one side of the civil war and her brother was on the other he was with the south yeah it's important to look at our history and see that era as just a terrible agreed just stain in our country's history as it is it terrible and gregis staying in many countries and cultures history because it for millennia but there've been slavery oppressed peoples and it's it's terrible and we need to move on from that and I do think it's there are some monuments and statues that I think can come down and should come down or certain streets or buildings that should be renamed especially if these were perhaps Confederate monuments that were erected during the Jim crow era right to continue to actuate racial inequality or that false memory of this you know antebellum south I get that and I think that is worthy of discussion but there does come a time when we need to realize where we were we going to draw the line on statues of Ulysses S. grant well how much how much Eddy Roosevelt died the museum of natural history in Manhattan or the fifty fourth regiment memorial was defaced and what is that well the fifty fourth regiment was the first black Volochyok year regiment in the civil war I think we mention that last week I don't think the protesters knew their history when they did that right.
The Public Transit Problem in San Francisco
"As cities across the US. Start opening backup. There is a question looming over many of the country's biggest economies public transit trains. Subways and bus lines are crucial to cities like New York. Chicago and San Francisco but public transit tends to pack people together. It is basically a social distancing. Maher Jeffrey Tomlin is the director of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency right now. Streetcars and rail systems in the city are not running and many bus routes have been shut down but as San Francisco starts to re-open Jeffery has to find a way to safely restart public transit. We call Jeffrey at his home. Or by the way it's a little spotty in places But if we are so thrilled to have you with US thank you for joining us So how long have you been with the San Francisco? Mta I started on December sixteenth was pretty intense first one hundred days. Oh my gosh you just started yes. I'm sorry that's A. That's a lot really fast. So Jeffrey. What steps did you take? The pandemic started Soon as the emergency order was issued a cut of military style strategic war room council gets formed and we formed that quickly knowing that the issues around the virus. We're going to hit our department. I so we put all that together at the end of February and then in a worm style. Like like in the movies really. Yeah I mean you know you're spaced out in a big conference room with whiteboards trying to figure out what on three going to so from what I understand. There are some cities that have opened up. And you've been kind of taking some inspiration from from cities like Taipei that have gotten their public transportation system up in running And I think I read that you had like a zoom call with the transit director in. Taipei's that right that's right in fact the mayor of Taipei Join US Which was a special treat Not only as a city are they reducing dramatically but they are having a very very low transmission rate on their public transit and they're public transit ridership is nearly back to a pre covet level. Oh so what are they doing? They have rigidly enforced Wearing a face coverings. They put up temperature checking stations at the fare gates before you get on the subway. Little infrared pens that like basically it goes near your forehead and it's an infrared reader off of your forehead so mask requirements temperature checks. What else are they doing? Contact tracing is a really really big deal and this is another area where we're going to struggle in the United States the the intensity of the contact tracing that they do in part because of the public surveillance cameras. How do you feel about the prospect of getting San Francisco Public Transit? Like ready for you know to have like it's normal. Seven hundred thousand people writing it. We know more now about how to protect our workers and so more workers are coming back to work on. That is the first step and then the second step is having that uncomfortable conversation with our city leaders. About how much are we prepared to enforce the rules so Jeffrey? A lot of the changes you're talking about would be quite expensive What is the San Francisco? Mta's budget situation so back in January separate Cisco's at the peak of a boom economy wealthier than it has ever been one of the wealthiest cities in the world and the Transportation Agency had a sixty million dollar structural deficit meaning. Our expenses were rising significantly faster than our revenue and we were going to have to cut something or find new revenue just in order to be able to keep swimming in place by the time shelter in place was ordered in mid March. Our primary revenue streams were down eighty to one hundred percent so the city is devastated economically and the transportation department more so at the moment than most other agencies because we are so dependent upon transit fares and parking fees and fines and all of those went zero. So that's the other thing that keeps me awake at night. How on Earth do I deliver service to the public in this time of intense need at the same time our revenue has completely collapsed and the absolute last thing that I want to do is to lay off a single worker in a time of economic crisis unprecedented since the Great Depression? We have to figure out what what gets cut a Ford to deliver the service that we had been delivering back in January and it will be a while before the city's economy comes back
The Future of Restaurants During COVID-19
"But of all the places we like to gather now shutdown by this pandemic restaurants are also some of the hardest hit so today. We're going to talk to people in the industry. The chefs the restaurant tours to find out what they're trying to do to survive for them for us for everyone. I'm Dr Sanjay Gupta. Cnn's chief medical correspondent and this is corona virus fact versus fiction restaurants. Sort OF BOTTLE. The zeitgeist their community. And it's where people celebrate as not just about eating. That's David Chang. He's a chef and the founder of the momofuku group which has restaurants around the world. He's also the host of the Netflix show ugly delicious if food establishments were important. People wouldn't want it so badly. There's just somethin'. That is a connection to just being human besides tasting delicious foods. Chang calls restaurants quote cultural banks and worries about the erosion. This pandemic has had on all aspects of the dining experience. We literally take ninety percent of cash flowing. Give it back to everybody else. On top of trying to make delicious food and build organizations however small they might be no one gets in this business at least that. Iron Meyer so they can make a ton of money they do it because of the life and the positive impact you can have both on yourself and others around you and you that away that that. That's that's going to be pretty brutal closing. His restaurants in March was extremely difficult. He had to furlough around. Eight hundred workers in this week decided to close to of his restaurants reopening others. Maybe even harder. You have to reconfigure literally every decision of how you operate in a restaurant. It was hard enough to begin with. How do you taste food? How you order food. How do you sanitize now? How do you do contact with delivery? You even allowed transaction via credit cards anymore. So now you there's like all of these things now that are going to be expensive. Chang doesn't have the answers yet. But he thinks he knows what it's GonNa take. Define I just think that we're going to need some ingenuity and creativity to sort of align some mutual problems that we have in this country particularly in the food space and sort of reconfigure. How this whole works on his twitter feed. Chang has also been asking people to send him photos of reopened restaurants in cities like Taipei and Hong Kong. It's fascinating to look at them. Some of the photos show. Police Systems delivering coffee. Temperature checks at the door and customers. Even receiving full body disinfectant sprays. Don't worry with their clothes on too many. These measures may seem a little over the top. The common thread is we have to actually make impossible hap and that gives me optimism really genuinely does because these kinds of impossible tasks that sort of her. My brain are what I most attracted to. And we can't have anyone working off a different playbook everyone needs to be working the same playbook every restaurant every business in the absence of a so called restaurant playbook the National Restaurant Association which is a lobbying group is doing what it can to try and offer some guidelines for reopening obviously frequent hand washing some element of distancing some element of face covering certainly reduced interaction between the host. And the guest. That's Larry Lynch Senior Vice. President of Science and Industry at the National Restaurant Association Lynch said it's already begun. Restaurants are already testing out new methods. Everyone's looking visit different ways just this weekend. We saw one of the towns here in Florida. Closed down one of their street to the restaurant. Tours could pull the chairs out into the street. If you're used to going out as being a curated. Dining Experience Lynch describes the post pandemic world as sort of a safety focused obstacle. Course I would say what you're probably GonNa find is before you get there. You're going to look online and look what the instructions are in that particular restaurant what their expectations or. It may tell you to wait outside. May Ask you to place your order online. It may tell you that once you get outside. Send them attacks and let them know. You're outside wait once you're inside. You may wait a bit before the waiter or waitress actually comes up and greets you greeting maybe something as simple as confirming your order rather than taking your order. Once you die. You may find that your table is included as fasces. Wasn't it passed. It's going to be cleared all at once rather than sporadically during the dining experience. When you're dining probably won't see the manager come over to ask how your view was and whether or not you enjoyed yourself. Restaurants are going to have to tailor safety measures to suit their capabilities and it is possible. Not everyone can physically accommodate these recommendations for example Irene. Lee doesn't see her Boston. Restaurant may may hosting sin diners anytime soon. We're a small restaurant so we have about thirty six seats. Which means the possibility of socially distancing inside the building is basically none but Lee. Who was a finalist for this years? James Beard Rising Star Chef Award has still managed to find a silver lining. We are pretty much going to have to change our whole model which sounds scary but is also a really exciting opportunity. So how do we re imagine what a restaurant can be? Water restaurant can do what restaurant staff are capable of Lee in her employees are already starting to answer those questions. For example her restaurant may may is open for delivery and is also hosting virtual dumpling classes. The restaurant is delivering groceries to healthcare workers and selling pantry staples to the community like milk and eggs. The goal to help customers avoid the grocery store because I think supermarkets are going to feel unsafe for a lot of people for a long time and I just think like we have the ability to get almost any of those products probably at a better price at Mamie and so it would be kind of unconscionable to not try to use that to help keep people safer and to make their lives more. Convenient Lee is taking this time to rethink how a restaurant should operate. And she's hoping the industry is a whole does the same especially in the areas where it was struggling even before the pandemic. I think that this is a huge opportunity for us to keep talking about the biggest issue that our industry house which is Labor on the issue of jobs and low wages and like terrible workplace environments. That is always been the bane of this industry. I am hoping that the compensation model could be altered and cross training could become more prevalent. But that's the long term in the short term lease preoccupied with just keeping may may afloat even though she says. The survival of the restaurant isn't her biggest concern. If mamie doesn't exist in in five or ten years that's totally fine with me. I'm going to be really pissed off if there are no cool. Independently owned quirky restaurants to eat at like I cannot eat every day I refuse and so I think that for me. The question about Future is almost a little bit less important but for a lot of people in this industry is all we have one thing I've learned. Is that the restaurant. Industry is full of dedicated creative leaders and is someone who enjoys dining out. I'm optimistic. They're going to find ways to meet the challenges ahead and keep this important part of our culture alive. It's definitely GONNA be an uphill battle but I'm GonNa do what I can to support my favorite places with takeout orders and contributions to out of work employees. They could really use the help
What happens if Uncle Sam goes home?
"Support for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders indicates more and more. Americans are questioning the nation's role as global leader. But what happens if Washington Jettison? Us alliances and ended the Ford Presence of U. S. forces according to Thomas wrought in the Lightest Foreign Affairs magazine. That's a distinguished New York based journal a strategy of Retrenchment. He argues would among other things. Destabilize the regional security orders about Europe and Asia increase the risks of nuclear proliferation and aggravate the threat of major power conflict. The foreign affairs article is cold. The folly retrenchment. Why America can't withdraw from the world? The author Thomas Rod is director of the Center for the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution and is affiliated as Nonresident Fellow with the Lowy Institute in Sydney. He's based in Washington. Hi there Tom Hi Tom. It's great to be Richard and join us in cine studio. Is Doug Bandow? He's a senior fellow at the Cato Institute also in Washington a former special assistant to President Ronald Reagan and this she's scholar in residence at the Center for Independent Studies. That's a Sydney based think tank that I had welcome back. I glad to be on Tom. Tom Why do you still support a foreign policy? Strategy that Yusei quote has served the US. Whoa for decades. Well I think that the you know the. Us has had a critical role to play in Europe and in Asia since the end of our two and then after the Cold War And I think it really has worked. You know it's it's created sort of stable open and prosperous regional orders. I think if the US was to withdraw from those regions those orders will be at jeopardize some. We'd see all sorts of negative effects and I think as we look at American farm policy. Be Up to distinguish between some of the conflicts in Afghanistan and elsewhere that might make sense to to to pull back from or to to to end and the more broad sort of American commitment to international security. And I'm sort of worry that we might throw the baby out with about water in this when we talk about you know how engaged the US should be in the world but your critics would say that the US has over extended itself Particularly in nations. That don't directly affect the American national interests. I think of Afghanistan Iraq Libya many people would say strategic disaster after strategic disaster. Doesn't that undermine the case for? Us Global leadership role. Well I think that we can. We can debate the merits of of each of those and certainly in Afghanistan. Icee in the piece that it's time to end the the Board Air. I think Iraq is a sort of a tricky case because there needs to be some sort of a small presence to prevent the resurgence of Isis. And but the main point of the piece actually is that the US has not overextended in Europe and Asia. So all those cases you mentioned are sort of the Greater Middle East right there nod And Not in Europe not in Asia and I think the strategy in those two regions is basically working has worked quite well and so I don't really see the evidence of an over extension in either of those two places over extension dot band. I think we're clearly overextended. The problem is it's going to get worse. You look financially at the United States. It has a trillion dollar annual deficit for the foreseeable future without a financial crisis. Those numbers will get worse of the entitlements. Is the elderly retire? The question is how one maintains globe spanning military capable of trying to contain nations along their borders essentially everywhere and also fund other commitments. I think is going to put enormous pressure on the US budget. And I think what we see today is basically an overhang of a policy. It's inertia for policy that worked well in terms of containing the Soviet Union but doesn't make much sense when it comes to Russia and a policy that in East Asia's very complicated China's strikes me as being the major problem that we face but it makes no sense to extend ourselves everywhere for primarily concerned about China. I kept isn't a US. Pullback from Asia and Europe want that be more likely to embolden regional powers like China and Russia. I don't view Russia's being particularly strong power the stage Russia doesn't dominate Europe the way the Soviet Union threatened do so Russia doesn't have anywhere close to the relative strength towards Europe that China does Europe strikes me as being a very good example of where history suggests we should change policy changing circumstances. Meena change the policy now argue frankly. Us policy's been destabilizing. American policy towards Russia in terms of NATO expansion involvement in Ukraine and Georgia has actually provoked the Russians and has created greater problems there and argue greater threats than an alternative policy. Would Have Tom Rock. Well I guess I would sort of ask Doug if you pull of NATO or reduce the US commitment to troops in the to to the countries in the Baltics Eastern Central Europe. I mean I see the presence there as having a deterrent effect. In that if we didn't have NATO Basically have Russian incursions into those countries in greater instability. I also think NATO helps to sort of try to slow the rise of authoritarian intimate some of those countries. We have big problems in Hungary and elsewhere. I think if NATO was to disband pullback those problems get worse than that. We need to be more focused. On Democracy. In those countries that are currently in the NATO Blah if as the retentions argue the US should basically withdraw from NATO or weedy ended started military. An present there that will have significant negative consequences in another part of Tom. Wright's thesis in his Foreign Affairs as I dug Bandau is that. Us retrenchment leads to nuclear proliferation that is US allies. No longer protected by uncle. Sam would be tempted to acquire nuclear weapons of their own. Why Co that danger Doug Bandow? Everything's relative here. Sometimes you live in a world with bad choices so if the question is to the United States forever defend lots of allies being willing to sacrifice American cities to defend them or should they have nuclear capabilities. Themselves it's not so clear to me. That proliferation is such a bad thing. It's not a good thing but the question is does. The United wanted to risk Los Angeles to protect Taipei and Sydney and Seoul and Tokyo should the US be prepared to risk. You know. The United States still cities and dealing with Russia when in fact already Britain and France have nuclear weapons. Perhaps the European Union are some European defense for should also have nuclear capabilities. I don't think that it's a good alternative. On the other hand the assumption undebated you know kind of unconsidered. I think that. Us should of course maintain this Really starts falling apart especially in Northeast Asia if North Korea possesses missiles capable of hitting the United States and targeting American cities doesn't make any sense for the United States to be prepared to go to war on the Korean Peninsula. What risks are at stake? What interests are at stake? I look at that and say this really is at point to argue that. Maybe we need to reconsider. Who has want Tom Rod on that note? How would you respond to Doug? Bangles question does the. Us wants to risk of Los Angeles to protect Taiwan. Yeah I just. I just think it's really. You know in the exaggerated concern. I mean this is a very real concern. At the height of the Cold War there was a problem. Extended deterrence you know. Obviously there was a number of Said's and brinksmanship but since the Cold War the US has been able to deter Russia in Europe and Saudi. Different way you know actors in Asia what I going to the brink of a global crisis and You know that would precipitate nuclear war. Hasn't we haven't seen that pattern of crises in the last three decades so The evidence would suggest that deterrence in Europe is fairly stable. I came guests. Doug band out from Kite. When Thomas Rod from Brookings? Both prominent washington-based think tanks. And we're dividing. Tom's lightest site in Foreign Affairs magazine. The folly of retrenchment. Why America can't withdraw from the world before we turn to Australia's neighborhood in is Doug. I just want to put it back to you on this question of pulling America out of certain regions. Say the Middle East if the US pulls out of Iraq and Syria a want you just invite those suny jihadist or even the Shia militias to fill the void while they're already there. I mean the reason. Shia militias are active in Iraq is because we blew it up. I mean the notion that America promotes stability in the Middle East. I think is a fantasy the? Us helped blow up Libya now. We created the precedent that if you're dumb enough to give up your nuclear weapons and missiles we take you out who what dictator wants to follow more Merck Offi. I think the the Iraq circumstance you cannot complain about Iranian involvement there when we took out the anti Iranian dictator. So I don't see us as being able to promote relative stability in Iraq in twenty eleven when Obama Administration withdrew. Us troops that created a vacuum for those Sunni. Jihadists non-islamic stunned. I mean th this. As soon as you hottest were active. The reason we have al-Qaeda's it was created al Qaeda in Iraq which transmuted into Isis Obama pulled out following the George W Bush plan Bush could not get a status of forces agreement through when he had all the troops. So the blame Obama for this. I think is silly. And if American troops had been there there's no reason to think they would have maintained stability they would have been a target not only of Shia militias it would have been targeted Sunnis. Both sides would viewed the United States as being a problem. I told me dot band now. He he's a former Reagan. Adviser Menu reflects with I express themselves in different ways Obama trump and sands would essentially agree with Doug Bandow. How would you respond? But I think Obama. The Obama Administration came to the conclusion that it had sort of made a mistake in pulling out of Iraq in the manner in which it did because it went back in. You know to fight. Isis applied played an isis merged So I think you know. I think there's a tendency when we look at these issues you know to say the US withdraw from all of these conflicts to say. It's a Bama toward the beginning. Iraq was the wrong war. Could start it on false. Premises and Afghanistan was the good war Because it was legitimate when it began and broader than looking at the strategic consequences of both which are sort of independent of the causes right. And you know if you have a country `significant you know as Iraq in the heart of the Middle East. What goes on there has consequences and consequences for the region at a time when there is still continuing terrorism threat. I think is happening now. Let's bring it to Asia a dog. You obviously five a retrenchment of US power from not just Europe in the Middle East. I completely get that but you also support a retrenchment from East Asia question. Why China just feel the strategic vacuum left by Uncle Sam and therefore threaten the integrity of many sovereign states in the region. Doug Bandow well. China's the great challenge and the question of how to deal with China. There's no easy answer. I think the question of what America's role should be. It's clearly much more of a backup role it's not America's job to protect scarborough reef for the Filipinos me last year. Rodriguez territory announced after the Chinese Sankar ship. The US should send the navy in and start bombing. And I'm here with them. I mean it shows the danger of essentially transferring these decisions to local powers. And there's no doubt I think providing security guarantees
Apple is gearing up to fight the EU over the lightning connector
"Apple is fighting against the EU voted. Five hundred eighty two to forty in favor of a common charging standard type C So the reason is hey. We're all buying way too. Many chargers be nice if we could reuse them and they would end up in the landfill. Apple says you'RE GONNA kill innovation because the lightning port is of course so much better than type Z. Is it no no? No No. Does the same thing right. It was better than micro. Our grant much anything's better than micro. Usb But types now they don't have that argument anymore so I think the tricky thing with that too is like you know ten years ago. The you tried to do this. But the micro chargers and you know it didn't really catch on a kind of They didn't make it a law. They did it kind of an agreement right this time. The question law right but there's also a moving target right because type C will last for ten years. And they're gonNA have to mandate another connector so like you know putting that in the hands of government regulation rather than the individual filmmakers i. I applaud the the idea behind it. I just wonder how how much it's going to be workable. I is apple going to create a second phone for the market. Are they really going to abandon the lightning port? After all the time and money they spent at it are they just going to figure out another loophole for skirting this like. I'm a little skeptical. It's actually gonNA. That's what Tim. Hardwick contention is in macrumors. He says this is just going to make apple. Make this connection lists iphone. That there's been rumors about that. Just does wireless doesn't have you poured it all. That seems just horrible. Things happen and they. They've already gotten rid of their own lightening cable. When I buy my Mac pro picking up touch it has to USB breath on it no other porn and everything else should just be that to get rid of it on their own. They know better to squeeze not because they can charge. You forty five thousand dollars for the lightning game. There is a good point to be made there. Yuba key sells The songs I use a you key to you know to log into last pass another us. High g mail highly secure things and this one has a Taipei connector on it. But there's a you you becky with a Type. C and one end in a lightning on the other. The one with lightning on it is forty dollars more than the one with just type C. You now and then away. That's how you can tell. That's the apple. Tax is forty dollars. Fun is an NFC one too though so that in theory that should work. Yeah that's actually going wireless one. Yeah right I think they'll move eventually because the lightning port will eventually just pass. It's useful in the same way. I think the issue is like they're also worried like when they abandoned the thirty pin connector. It was the right move at the time but people were not happy about that but having to replace all their stuff. I mean it softened a little bit by the fact that the USCCA is at least standard. But Yeah I I. I'm kind of picturing there being a lot of revolt when they decide to eventually abandoned lightning stuff because so many people have not only cables but accessories and peripherals. I think in the next year or two. I think they're going to have more. People are GONNA see. Yeah blame the blame. The chargers all over the place. I'd love it if there
Atlanta: This season's flu shot is 45 percent effective, CDC says
"It's a bad here for the flu but federal authorities say the vaccine for the flu is working the flu vaccine is offering protection against influenza according to Brendan Flannery with the CDC's of just how effective is the flu shot well the overall estimate is forty five percent so we're saying that that's equivalent to reducing the need to go to a doctor for influenza by about half we are now on our second wave the flu this season earlier it was mostly Taipei that was spreading now it's tight beat both especially bad in children ninety two children have already died from for this year and he says that number will go higher Sabrina Cupid for CBS news
How AI Predicted the Coronavirus Outbreak with Kamran Khan
"Welcome to the trauma podcast. Thanks for having these great to be here is really really exciting to chat with you so you originally came on our radar as a result of a wired article that came out not too long ago. About how your company Blue Dot used a I to be among the first to warn about the corona virus. I you probably have much more precise words around exactly what you the role that your company's playing in that but let's start out by having you share a little bit about your background and you know what brought you to apply machine learning and artificial intelligence to this problem of early identification warning of diseases. Yeah for sure. So maybe I'll start out by providing a little bit of background about myself and ultimately. What was the motivation for this work? So you know I'm a practicing infectious disease physician. I still just paste seeing a bunch of patients this morning with the Burki listened and managing that and and I'm originally from Toronto I did my my medical school training here But I specialize in infectious diseases in public health. And I was down in New York finishing up my training In two thousand and two and then moved back to Toronto just before. The SARS outbreak happened so Toronto has mentioned is is where I grew up in an home When I got here Shortly after arriving we have this outbreak of the SARS krona virus. Seventeen years ago in and it was something that we didn't really even know what it was until it showed up in our hospitals in our city and as a physician specializing in infectious diseases and in public health You know I didn't know what this was. I don't know how anyone else would know what it was. And so it really became apparent. We need better systems to be able to detect anticipate how infectious diseases might emerge and spread. And we know that they do that really quickly. The the reason why this was such a profound event for me personally was You know I got to see the impact of SARS on our city Really in a up close and Personal. Way one of my colleagues got infected with SARS and And we had other healthcare workers who got SARS and who actually died with forty four deaths. We had an outbreak involving over two hundred and fifty people that went on for four very long months You can just imagine the amount of mental and emotional fatigue that sets into your healthcare workforce when day in and day out. You're trying to confront this thing. There's a lot of personal protective equipment and gear that you gotta be working wearing in your environment And you know there's always the concern that you know. Would you potentially get this next? And Are you gonNA take it back home to your family So there was certainly an enormous amount of concern there. We saw our hospitals completely overwhelmed. They went into lockdown. All ELECTIVE PROCEDURES WERE CANCELLED. Our public health system was overwhelmed and even the city took on a different feel. It was one where people stop traveling to Toronto We didn't have the same kinds of people gathering. There were billions in financial losses to the city. This was a really profound event. And if we take a look at the big picture. Toronto was just one of dozens of cities around the world. That we're going through This outbreak Singapore and Hong Kong and Taipei and others. In fact these are some of the city's right now that are experiencing Outbreaks of this new corona virus. So for me I think one of the key things really at that point was we need a better system. We need a better system to be able to detect outbreaks. More quickly We need a better system to be able anticipate how they would spread and we need a mechanism to be able to rapidly communicate. That information was Toronto. Unique among North American cities in the impact of the SARS virus. I remember obviously hearing about it at the time but it didn't feel nearly as personal. I'm based in Saint Louis but travel extensively to New York and San Francisco and other cities in the US so there were actually dozens of imported cases of SARS into North America. Nah It just so happened and this is a point that maybe I'll come back to later on that. In Toronto one of the cases lead to a whole bunch of other cases and triggered an outbreak in many of the other cities the cases were identified quickly isolated and there wasn't secondary transmission that went on to lead to a broader outbreak so Vancouver had cases in Canada and they're bunch of US cities that had travelers who were infected with SARS but it did not trigger an ongoing outbreak. So Toronto was one of those places where we had an outbreak that everyone heard about simply because it just we had case after case going on over a four-month period and you refer to it as the SARS corona virus What's the relationship between SARS and Crime Bias? Or maybe you know. Just define corona viruses category of viruses so corona virus is there are two groups first of all the corona part of. Krona virus is largely because of the way the virus looks it. Has these almost looks a bit like You know a child drawing picture of the Sun With these kind of surface proteins that go out and there are two broad categories corona viruses can just caused the common cold. So that's these are not that unusual but there are novel Corona Viruses New Corona viruses. That may have made the leap from animals into humans and there are two other ones prior to this SARS back in two thousand and three which we think probably came from civic cats maybe originally from bats to an intermediate animal and then over to humans and then murders which is the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. That really came on the scene in two thousand twelve is mostly been in the A Middle East around centered mostly around Saudi Arabia. And that's another cronin virus stocked actually originate from camels and then has spread to humans and causes severe respiratory illnesses as well the Animal. That is the The source of this new corona virus is still being evaluated the Pangolin is. One of the candidates in animals is being discussed but genetically this. Is You know almost eighty percent similar to the SARS coronavirus so they sort of fall into the same family. It almost think of him a bit like being cousins if you will Related in in many ways genetically and so the virus came about via mutation I would imagine as at the right term. Is that how these viruses get started not not necessarily a mutation per se but what happens is they have a will call it? Zona spillover and what I mean by that is. This virus is found in an animal a human incomes in contact with the virus and it just so happens that the virus is sufficiently adapted to be able to replicate in human cells and then ultimately become a human pathogen or a human disease So that is you know this is similar to what we saw during the SARS coronavirus. In fact that there's a Deja Vu with the story here which is if we look back to two thousand and three. This was pneumonia that developed in association with a presumably exposure to a live animal market that then triggered that outbreak. And here we are again seventeen years later with a coronavirus associated with a live animal market. That has now created the next Outbreak and this one has some similarities and some differences from SARS But certainly is a much larger outbreak. It is now surpassed SARS You know in many fold in terms of number of cases and even now the total number of deaths surpassed. I what we saw in two thousand three with the SARS outbreak. Talk a little bit about the role of early warning. The importance of the motivation for what you're doing at blue dot let me just tell you a little bit about the the kind of evolution so first of all as I mentioned I'm a practicing physician. An epidemiologist by training so after the SARS outbreak ended You know one of the things that I came to my mind was. Let's not do this again. Let's think about another way that perhaps we had better anticipate this and I spent the next ten years as a scientist and as a professor at the University of Toronto. Studying outbreaks trying to understand. Are there ways that we could better anticipate how these diseases spread around? The now we know that ultimately these diseases that affect humans are spread by the movements of humans and the long distance movements of people This generally occurs through commercial air travel around the world and this network. Which is you know. It's it's not even one hundred years old Of Commercial Air travel has really transformed how people move around the world and ultimately how microbes move around the world. So I spent the next ten years studying that and realized from various outbreaks that you actually could start to potentially anticipate how these diseases would spread. I I started working with billions of Anonima used a passenger flight. Itinerary tickets and sales and those types of data kind of dawned on me that I could learn and understand that seat sixteen four or sixteen or something was available and sixteen was taken had to be some kind of data system that was accounting for all of these types of transactions and after studying a little bit of the information systems in the airlines Realize that There were Billions of a ticket sales data. That actually could be utilized to understand how the whole world is connected. How people are moving around the planet so after doing that for ten years and realizing that there was some rhyme and reason to all of this started thinking more and more about how do we move quickly in the academic world You know when we published in the scientific literature it's a pretty lengthy process in it often takes months or maybe even some cases evening to take years to Conduct a scientific study generate the results submitted for peer review by the scientific community. Have that reviewed if the article is rejected. Do it again. If it's accepted that goes to the editors they review it and so on and so forth and that's a fairly lengthy process But of course the diseases don't wait for the reviewers to review the science They spread in hours and days and so we needed a better system one. That was more agile to be able to respond to this. And that was for me. The motivation for founding blue dot creating this as a digital health company I will clearly say. I am not a serial entrepreneur. Who's done this twenty times? I had never even imagined creating a company if someone had said that to me when I was going through medical school I would've thought I was some kind of joke but ultimately really what I was trying to do was to solve a problem and in a we have a number of organizations here in Toronto may be similar in in in Saint Louis or other parts of the United States that are really here to start supporting an entrepreneurial spirit amongst those in the university system to say well maybe you can take a leap of faith. Maybe you can accelerate that discovery in scale the implementation of discovery using business as a vehicle to do that. So so that was the motivation behind launching blue dot. And what I will say is that we have been for the last six and a half years building What we call a global early warning system for infectious diseases. And I'll be happy to you. Know To Kinda of describe what that is and how we use. Data and things like machine learning and other types of Analytical approaches and pieces of technology to build a system that can detect outbreaks faster than we have in the past assess how they might spread around the world and what the consequences might be. And then actually generate information to disseminate its. We're literally spreading insights and knowledge about the disease faster than the disease spreading itself. So that's really been our overarching approach. in in terms of how we have been thinking about infectious diseases. Not just big outbreaks like the current corona virus. But you know. We're dealing with the resurgence of measles we're dealing with. You know lime disease expanding we are. We're dealing with a unfortunately a world of infectious diseases where outbreaks in these threats are becoming more. Frequent outbreaks are becoming larger. And they're having larger and larger and more disruptive
Pushing To Produce
"Welcome to on the verge. I am Care Bradley bringing you. Weekly bless of no hype advice essential practices and strategies to wake up. Show up and shine while this week. I'd like to talk to you about my story but your story think it's a universal story and that is our intense need to be productive to always be producing something doing doing doing all the time so now that I have announced that I am beyond the verge right. I've sold my business. It is such a relief to be able to talk about it with people but with that and of course. I've known this for some time that this was going to happen so I've been sitting with something for the last few months that he'd like to share with you and that is my very very intentional practice to not just add back in more doing into my life. Now that I've sold my business now. Of course I'm still need to work and I'm still going to be working but instead of living at the same pace that I've been living at. Let's say for the last fifteen years. I want to be really intentional about how I continue to work in years in the years ahead so. I've been contemplating this whole idea of pushing to product or pushing to produce. Now if you're like me Taipei Dewar dewar right. Always has the long list of stuff to do always looking to do more be more achieve more. It takes an incredible amount of awareness to notice habitual patterns. And I am a habitual doer. You may feel the same way habitually creating more stuff to do and something that I've noticed about myself in. The last six months is how quickly? I will push things to product now. Those are the words I use for me. They may not land for you but let me give you an example and then you may find something that that lands in your own life for instance. Oftentimes I'll have in an idea for a podcast. Let's say or for a product for a program. I'll have an idea for a workshop. Let's just put. It may keep it real easy. I may have an idea for workshop. Let's say in my morning meditation or as preparing for my day and by five o'clock that new workshop has been created. I've created the copy of created a flier. I've posted it on social media and it's out there in the world like whoa right. There's no time for simmering. I just have an idea and a push it to product very quickly and I've been doing this for a long time and I'm being honest with you. It's not great I think yes. I've got some good ideas. Yes I've put out some good programs but I've been so anxious to get things moving that I haven't allowed or always allowed things to simmer to mature to develop and so I've noticed this myself over the last six months and I really been intentional to not push the product. And that's those are my words for myself so clearing the space and allowing myself to let things fester let things start to sprout in a way that could bring forth a more robust program or product because we see so much out there on social media. We see so many people doing so much if you're like me. I have the sense of urgency. Like Oh my God I gotta get stuff out there now. A few months ago I mentioned in one of the shows that I was pulling together and online course and I did right. I pull together. A course that was called cultivating high impact self-care and I was ready to go. I signed up for an online program. I started paying for it. You know a platform that you can do a course on and then I realized what the Heck Are you doing Keira? Could you relax your in the middle of selling a business? You've got a Lotta things going on right. Now chill out. I may have used some expletives there in talking to myself but chill out can you allow this to simmer a little bit so that when you put the product out there it actually has a little more maturity about it instead of instead of it just being rush job. I've had a Lotta rush jobs. I have to tell you very honestly. Sometimes these shows actually are rush job and I'm really being very very aware of allowing ideas to start to foster to fester to blossom before. Just jumping on the Mike in throwing up on you and I hope I haven't thrown up on you. I might have and I apologize if I have. But I've learned and I'm learning now to take things a little bit more slowly so in this new stage of mind beyond the verge after selling the business and being out there now in no man's land in a lot of respects still needing to work still needing to produce things that produce income. I am being very very very mindful of not forcing and so I thought this was something worth sharing because I think that we in general because of the speed at which were all moving we in general are pushing things a little bit too quickly forcing things to happen so for me now. Just having announced the sale of me business last week. I'm getting a lot of emails and messages from people saying what's next. What are you doing? And I've been thinking about this for a long time because I've been thinking about selling the business for a long time but now that it's out in the open. I need to have some answers or do I do. I need to have answers and this is something that this type. A woman here. It's been hard to sit with. Can I truly just tell people that I am deeply listening to where where I'm feeling called to teach how I'm feeling call to teach what I'm feeling called to share? Maybe it's not teaching at all. Maybe I'm done teaching. I don't know one thing I know. Is that the business that I've been involved with the mental wellness. Business is is really exciting. And it's holding my attention and it's it's really Should I say it's it's satisfying my creative juices right now and so it's been Something I've been really leaning into so I'm loving that but it's very very different in some ways than I've been what I've been doing in the past. You know talking to people about the microbiome talking to people about mental wellness in the gut brain access. It's been really call and it's challenged me and that's one part of what I'm going to be doing going forward. But but the other part as far as what? I've been doing as a teacher is still unknown and so that online course that I manifest a few months ago is still just. It's like just simmering and I'm going back to it maybe once a week and trying to really listen into right timing when the right timing is to bring that on into the market. I'm not sure yet but I think it's it's coming. It's coming so I tell you this as a just an example for your life.
Apple to reopen some stores in Beijing on February 14
"Foxconn told the Taipei Stock Exchange that reports by Reuters that it would be back to eighty percent capacity in mainland China by March. We're not factual. Meanwhile Nikkei Asian reviews a source said that it will take one to two months for Foxconn to resume manufacturing in a related note. Apple will reopen five stores in Beijing. Friday February fourteenth with reduced hours apple stores in Shanghai Shinzan remained
World Health Organization holds press conference on coronavirus outbreak
"World Health Organization has been meeting to coordinate international responses containing and combating the novell corona virus outbreak scientists. From all over. The world attended the Congress in Geneva this week but will there. There is consensus on the fact that science must lead the fight back. Diplomacy may yet get in the way. China analyst Isabel Hilton Who's editor of China. Dialogue joins me now to look at the detail of the story. Thanks for coming in Isabel. This row concerns Taiwan the island that the Chinese Communist Party seizes part of one China under Beijing's authority but officials in Taipei claims self-ruled democracy. And that of course is the heart of the problem it is and you know and the other part of the background. Is it for several years now. China has been building position in the United Nations and all its agencies and steadily chipping away at those Relatively typically small but symbolic countries that recognize Taiwan as an independent country sir. Taiwan got booted off the Security Council missile when when Back in the seventies when China entered this global diplomatic sphere now when it comes to the W. H. O.. This of course really really matters. Because you're dealing with a with an epidemic which affects Taiwan and the same thing happened with saws Taiwan when ruled by the Gorman in dengue which was originally a mainland party and loser in the Chinese civil war until nineteen forty nine when it went Taiwan occupied Taiwan one. When Gorman Dong is in Barron Taiwan then China relaxes its position in terms of Taiwan's participation in these bodies because the Gorman Don Also regards Taiwan as an integral part of China students the DP which is the Taiwanese part he gets elected. Beijing becomes much on hostile and starts starts to exclude Taiwan from this kind of participation. So in this epidemic for example the W. T. the WHO has classified assefy. Taiwan is part of China. Which means that it was subject to all the travel bans that China was subject to despite the fact that it had you know just to score of cases cases where China has thirty thousand currently And so it. It began to suffer from the same kind of exclusions without having access to the scientific typic- and medical exchanges that it would have needed. It does need In order to control infection. So it's a very very a bitter angry exchanges over this. Now there are internal ructions within China to the Chinese doctor who was silenced by police. Trying to share news about the virus long before the Chinese health authorities disclosed. It's full threat. died yesterday. Many including China's judicial title authorities have wondered whether the epidemic could have unfolded differently. Had He not been silenced that critical juncture ahead of the lunar year holiday. How rare is is it for the judiciary to rebuke? The police. Always seeing now major internal ructions. Well what you're seeing. Is everybody looking for someone else to blame. Because this man became I'm a hero quite rightly he was early on the case he was humiliated in called into the police. May disci- offer confessions saying let you know none of it's true. He then continues his his work gets infected alive social media feed then set up outside the hospital because he'd become known by by then hundreds of millions of people were following his condition as he got ill he was. He continued to give interviews from isolation so he became a complete eight national hero. The symbolic you know upright official. Who Speaks Truth to power and evil power suppresses now that is the narrative that's taken hold and that is very dangerous for China just to go back to the W. H. O. The? Who's pronouncements of Kitty. Kind of been coerced by China because W. H. O.. Director General WHO's an Ethiopian. The country heavily dependent on on on China. has has given extraordinary praise to the Chinese authorities for the speed be do their response in the scale of their response. He's pretty much alone in that judgment because it's quite clear that for the first four weeks the Wuhan authorities suppressed press the news so that they could carry on with activities being planned which included a massive banquet for forty thousand people in in the middle of you know when they epidemic was well underway and the WHO changed its its statement on human to human transmission. which is a key element element that Chinese authorities said at the beginning of this? There's no evidence of human to human transition which meet transmission. which meant that? You had to go to that wet market in order to catch. Gotcha this would evidently Andrew that. Who fell into line with the Chinese government on that. This huge party went ahead and the whole thing out of control where wait still is. It's out of control now. The the head of the. Who actually has form on this. I know that in the past. He has supported African dictators. And so on and in fact I'd like like to turn to Africa now because the fifty four countries collectively are home to one point two billion people of whom an estimated one million Chinese nationals. And yet so far when you see the map and it's all lit up about where there is a corona virus in the world. Africa is completely blank. There are no reported cases of it whatsoever with such large Chinese population. There I find it extremely difficult to believe Richie implausible and no reported cases is the key doesn't mean there are no kisses and and you know there. Is this concern that that a China can lock down the country every now for how long but you you know. China is everywhere. And because there's been so much movement because people want prevented from travelling Before the declaration of the emergency it means that almost anywhere where where Chinese have been coming going. You have a risk of of this of this taking hold in countries where there there were. Public Health is is is not up to dealing with a highly transmissible Disease so you you know. Pakistan is another case in point. Where where you have serious concerns very close relationship? Lots of Chinese coming and going and this this could be the next phase uh-huh and I mean we're we're looking at some African countries repatriating citizens others making a big show saying that they won't and that they have complete faith in the Chinese government. So once again you've got this kind of diplomatic failure going on and these countries accosted or not repatriation. Their citizens are the ones that can't afford to well absolutely can't get a plane they know or whatever but once again you're seeing China going global with its own internal approach which is essentially to suppress the news. You know it's it's it's in control of of public all as they would put guiding public opinion as being a key element in in the party's strategy politically to survive five. Of course it. Has You know rather bad effect on. Its its ability to manage the substantive issue which is how many people get sick and die in some areas of the world the virus also seems to be tapping into racist sentiment with Chinese people who may not have visited the country in years. If ever been criticized there was a horrible. The story coming out of Wales yesterday. Some children of Chinese heritage were prevented from going to school. And I think that's now being reversed but but this is a trend. We are seeing we are hosting it and we've seen a lamentable cases in Italy there was a conservatoire that that put up a notice saying it had suspended classes for quote quote Unquote Oriental Students. And these are people who are living in Italy however you should also look China because if you remember it. Five million people have Wuhan the week before the Chinese authorities admitted water crisis. Was this dock. They can't get back to hunt Khan and they are in places in China which treating them. Even worse had been cases where apartments it'd be nailed up to stop people from Hahn going out. They can't they can't find hotel rooms. They are being shunned and ostracized within China and they are completely in limbo because they can't travel econ get back home and they're very very unwelcome. Welcome where they are and very unwell. Some of the some of them may well be unwell but certainly the regarded as going to play Mary's wherever they go. And that's you know And the next phase as if this does it to incubate period so given that people did so many people did leave the area in advance at the little holiday I think that would the next phase in China will be to see a surge in infections in those provinces where people have visited and of course. There's a much wider panic. We're seeing shortages. The face masks globally in Hong Kong. I understand toilet paper now competitive bizarre. What quite why toilet paper that connects to kind previous story about science and not knowing where to buy toilet paper because she was so looked after by seventy seven so I think that may be more to do with politics of of Hong Kong than real showed his but I wonder how the authorities can best manage? What's not only a health crisis but also one then of of misinformation under fear and discrimination it's unfortunately that I think that horses bolted? You know there are there are kind of well. Established practices practises where you have an emergency. Be It a natural disaster or an epidemic and it's very important to establish trust with the public excited the public and have listened to you does what's necessary and it's extremely important. Basically it says you must be a very quick week in in terms of of distributing information and that information must be accurate and you must be responsive China. The party is already. He's at every level. Have broken those rules so trust has gone the public does not believe them. They're being caused as the villains in this Inside China and certainly in Hong Kong and in Taiwan and. I think it's going to be very very difficult for the authorities to to recover from that and what they're doing now is simply going back to repressing the news again. It's not going to work Isabel. Thank you very much indeed. That was Isabel Hilton. Still to come on the program. 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US declares Coronavirus a public health emergency
"But so far two hundred and fifty nine people are have died from this virus there's nearly twelve thousand cases worldwide seven confirmed here in the USA late yesterday president trump declared a public health emergency foreign nationals from China or those who have visited China within the past two weeks will now be banned from entering the US and U. S. citizens who've been there during that time will not be quarantined for up to fourteen days upon their return so like to know what are you seeing out there regarding the corona virus that it maybe has you most concerned and our listeners around the country should be aware of well concern is just fifty increasing numbers the latest ones for this hour twelve thousand and twenty four the vast majority literally ninety nine percent are in mainland China so the things that the Chinese government is doing to quarantine people and keep it in in that country seem to be fairly successful this time some courage about that however the numbers go up every single day okay so doctor Spengler as you know every virus has its own unique characteristics and and certain precautions that come with that what do you recommend for those who are listening whether they're traveling abroad meeting obviously to China but just in general are kind of precautions and scenarios the things we should be doing all along because there's viruses that this hi but other types throughout the world all over the place so we should be washing our hands we should be carrying a small bottle of the alcohol based hand sanitizer we should be waiting offer tray tables on the plane we should be wiping the phone we get into our hotel room so things like that just routine think that we should be doing every single day to prevent the flu will also work against the coronavirus we believe that being said remember we've known about this virus for about a month now and you had a great deal of research on it and we know what it is there's a test for it but still no vaccine end up here doctor I ready back so here I am in actually in Hanoi in north we have northern part of Vietnam today and that's about seventy percent of the people walking around town have face masks on Morse and I wonder I understand that that one of the dangers of this particular strain of the supply of viruses that you don't know you have it for four or five days yet you can pass it on what her symptoms are travelers like I am should be looking for sure that's the the newest thing I suggest this week that there are people who have been exposed to people who are a symptomatic later they become in a sense because maybe come symptomatic and then what it turns out the the work contagious we got our first really contagious when you had a fever when your coffee what have you but now it turns out probably earlier than that again it's kind of like the regular old clue so what we want for would be fever cough congestion it's basically flu symptoms if the first cousin of gold who ate beef which we see every year worldwide which killed literally hundreds of thousands of people every year and should be taking the exact same precautions insane watch full yeah that person over here so the room is coughing let's be careful okay so we see airlines canceling flights tour operators making changes cruise ships refocusing some trips and as you said ninety nine percent of the corona virus outbreaks are in China so besides the new rules that the president instituted this week is there anything else that you'd like to see being done to limit the spread or do you think there you know we're doing a good job globally overall so I think globally to CDC and the who World Health Organization are doing a very good job and they did very complimentary of the Chinese government what they've been doing it can literally impossible to quarantine sixty million people we all know that but they put the education out there to their public and they allow the world to know the sequence of the virus has the world for their help it's back to be very present another who's been very very complimentary do has it in you made a public health emergency of international concern declaration again this is more of a political and money type thing that medical in that it says yes this is something that could become a pandemic throughout the world and could be very devastating we need to all work together not to say which China's problem don't worry about it we all need to work together the richer countries the poor countries to assist each other well that's a good point that you make you know and certainly there is a balance between public safety and the economics out there because travel is such an important part of the world economies and we all understand I think at this point that China is the epicenter for the coronavirus outbreak but are there other areas of the world but you're also watching maybe with some concern for greater outbreak well we now know that the Chinese love to travel I need a huge portion of the economic does come to China has been focused on travel people leading China with that coming out and disappearing that's me very problematic certainly the local areas the the Hong Kong the the Taipei's what have you are certainly worrisome but again very few cases there so where I would be concerned would be if this comes to a country that does not have the infrastructure and the medical where with all to combat it into isolated so not necessarily United States or Canada let's talk about Africa South America someplace like that aren't really last question first and again we appreciate you joining us today we are talking to doctor William Spangler he is the global medical he leads to global medical team for a I G. travel if someone feel they've contracted the corona virus in or perhaps maybe they have been exposed to someone who has her there are only as I just said seven confirmed cases here in the United States at this point so it really is something that we want to just be clear about but what do you suggest would be the next step of the fall sure remember only one of those was person to person so if you haven't been to China or being around someone who's been to China in the past two weeks not to worry and certainly season I working her to form to see the day in Salt multiple cases of flu so you need to make sure that when you go to the position that you plan to see that you tell them back from her third call before and say Hey I have been to China I've not been to China and that would make a difference there is a test it takes a few days as you go to the C. seeing that Lana so it does take awhile but we also know the a plain old clue are playing all cold and that certainly has to be done first okay wearing a facemask fast no there should be people that are symptomatic or sick there we go okay okay well
Travel to Tainan, Taiwan
"I'd like to welcome the show. Katie Liang who is come to us from Vancouver British Columbia. Come to talk to us about Tynan. In the country of Taiwan Katie is from photo spire D- Dot Com. She is a blogger there and we'll put a link to that in the show notes and now katy welcome to the show. Thanks for having amy. So what's your connection. I with Taiwan so I was actually born and raised in Taipei Taiwan which is the capital city of Taiwan. I moved to Canada when I was eleven years old. And I've been back and forth in between the two actually look in Taiwan for four years after graduating university and I just recently moved back to Vancouver have but I will go back to Taiwan again in the next few months or so you have two homes is really what you're telling us. Essentially I cannot sort of home because my family's here and my cats is here. I think spiritually I really really Miss Taiwan and I think I think that's where I really feel at home. Excellent will in. Why should someone go to this? Part of Taiwan. We've talked about Taiwan the show three times before I think this is an area we have dealt with. Why should we go to China so I want to talk about ten specifically because I really enjoy going in there so it can be the short weekend trip for me? But I've been there numerous times and each time so much to discover and I think the essence assists me about the warmth the people there and history and culture can find there and we're in the southern part of the island on the western coast of Taiwan so the opposite end of the airline pretty much from Taipei. I guess you could say that. It's about four hours drive from Taipei. But if you take the high speed rail it's only two and a half hours. What should we do in China? What itinerary recommend for US Tannen on is really about the street food so the first thing going to try is definitely to find some Thomas Breakfast so breakfast is essentially things psych? Mike Soya milk so if you find a place where they make fresh soya milk it can really taste of roast. You can also find things. I Chinese donuts and counting style armlet so those are really excellent. They don't want to donate is. I don't know what a Chinese style Avocados got pastry. And then the egg on top and you can flavor with sway sauce and I think they usually ask some corn or pork floss but it depends John. What can flavor you want? It's a really good start today because you have so many different things. Is there a particular region of the city street or or vendor. You would send us to for street food street. Food obviously changes sometime. Yeah so actually confined to bacchus everywhere throughout Ireland. Four China China is especially they have very unique. Take on breakfast so they like to eat. Things are really heavy for breakfast so you might find. Do things like Taro cake for breakfast or shrimp meatballs for breakfast. So those things are a bit more heavy but down really very flavorful. They really give you the energy for the rest of the day. We'll let me let me pin you down a little bit here so I arrived. Let's say by train high speed rail. I get out of the train station. Should I hit the very first vendor. I find or is there particular direction. I should head to find the best street food. So if you get up to high speed rail you won't be in town and city centres. It's actually. It's actually quite a drive from city centre so you can take a shuttle or hop on the regional train and get there here in maybe ten or so and since the descend to attend find much more options so once I've been city centre. They're we're all over the place. I would start my search the Tannen train station. So there's lots of streets and lots of street vendors there and I'm sure any one of them will be really good next okay so after breakfast you'll probably to explore a bit more so I recommend the streetcars Gosh Shannon's street. What's unique about the streets? It was once one of the busiest streets in China because of trade the town I used to be really famous canals and waterways. That was how people got around in days overtime. Dock became less popular and the street fell under repair now all the government has really revived it. And now it's become a cultural hub of so you can find this stroz cafes frosts and lots of things to do that's a good place to check out the street one more time Hsien no streets so it's spelled S. H. E. N. N. O. N. G. But one thing had to be careful of that has to have a lot of different crafts and handmade stuff there so most of the vendors don't want you to take photos yeah you you can take photos of the streets for not of the products are selling in. What kind of products am I going to see it? Sh- street very unique seven years. I I can take home because I find that if you go to a souvenir store general you find the same stuff. All throughout the island are Chanel. Street can find glow pouches. You can use for coins and there's also traditional closing got it. This is when you say street. This is more like an alley. Yeah exactly so if you look on Google maps is actually really short. Okay Yeah so is you are for you probably we're too. I think it's a good time to cool down because hands generally very warm authored a year. So you might want to go and in have some shaved ice and so one place. I recommend as Code Eugen. It's spelled Y O U C h e the N. G. so very famous for the mango shift is and that's usually during the summer months. That's when the mangoes are in season and the most suites and so you have to order the mango shaved ice. If you go there during the summer so it's better to order strawberries in the winter because that's when strawberries we saw in season then after chastise onto more food because this is really just food brings allow memories of place and I really liked to discover food cities to food. I find out fascinating because of that after that I recommend for land she can go to do south for the Dandy Noodle Noodle is also unique Tatan it's actually become uh-huh so famous that it's the number one search word fourteen. Okay Okay and so. There's a story behind it so it used used to be that fishermen in town then they would have a few months of rough season. Were unable to go out to see and so this guy who he wants to to survive over the few months so he started selling noodles at Temple Square and because he was carrying the noodles over like a shoulder pole as he named her Danzon. Nudo for that. You're sorry you by Chinese is not as good as here's the meaning of the word is Dan's I is our knees for the shoulder. Polls OCHRE got it. You'll find actually several locations for Danzon. You'd in China and all claim to be the original and I'm not quite sure which is actually the original but the one I went is actually actually the most humble looking I should say and this right across from chicken tower. which is the most famous landmark container? So it should be it'll find Quite easily and it's very good snack food for lunch or for any time of the day actually okay and you see ah the Tower Chicano Tower C H I H K an correct. Yeah so that brings onto the next eighteen points. It's of interest to check out the tower because it is mostly landmark in China and lots of stories and legends behind a plays You'll find out. There's nine turtle looking statues placed throughout the compound. Yeah they symbolize strength because they carried tower which is interesting. There's also this myth. That's there was like a tunnel dot com next tower to another nearby forts switch. I'll talk about later. There were used by the Dutch in earlier days. The two towers are connected to the Dutch so the Dutch they had a colony colony here in town trading city. Yes was one of the early years establishments in Taiwan and so the Dutch came around around sixteen hundreds and they built a fort called. Well we call it today on PM sports and then lead it. Also builds Chicano she can tower and a bunch of other landmarks and Tannen and so a lot of architecture. Here is really inspired by that area. Time not that. This tower looks Dutch. So yeah she kantar actually does now look Dutch because being through several changes and so now it looks more Chinese after that I would recommend checking out the other folks I was talking about. which is this is a bit on the outskirts of town? You'll likely get due to afford by the streets so the old St is another interesting place at checkout. Because has the many street vendors for drinks and snacks and dessert. You might find things like Tofu. Pudding desserts my find things like the voice Oyster omelets which is famous in Taiwan. The Ford has so much history. You can find a remains the original wall on account pound literally a wall right next to you this memorial hall. That explains the history behind a consider photos and can see the artifacts remaining take time
Sony Skips E3 2020! Does Sony Even Need E3?
"Are are doing a Sony event? We saw a story about this recently. They are doing a Sony playstation experience in the store from now until mid February. Sorry right until you off the PS four this sort of reaction videos have just replaced that crowd thing and you get the same exact result but with a controlled piece of marketing that yet. But I liked it. Like Nintendo world store is like there's a bunch of toys and stuff like it's a toy store it's all Nintendo anybody in their loves Nintendo. You can go to the Sony store like buying a Bluetooth speaker. And there's a bunch of people losing their lose out mine. I crash bandicoot total tangents. My Dad used to work across the street from the Sony store so whenever it was like the summer and I'd go in for data the New York City with him. I'd go over there and on one side of play these new exciting games on the PS three. And there's a starbucks there and I can get a cool Frappuccino. Ali Play but also on the other side you can watch crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon massive. TV Vietnam have. You considered a micro. Yeah it was like okay. I don't really WANNA laptop. Just WanNa keep playing guitar hero. But I'll do this so we'll see if they turn that they do have another Sony. The venue in New York that they use they might start to do stuff. They're more frequently will see also kind of shifted a bit to being more. You're europe-centric yeah there's there's games com which is massive vendor's Paris Games week which they've had a big presence before I still felt like they want to spread things out. They're going to be a Taipei game show and a couple of weeks. We keep sort of like very very much alluding to the fact that a lot of the stems from the idea that the asa is maybe a little prickly and maybe the show has gotten sort of out of control expensive but the last three press conference got from Sony was kind of a messy one and I think that maybe that made maybe broke them for a bit and made them go back to the drawing board on everything. Yeah we're talking about the God of war thing. Our favorite moments were not from that one. No twenty which is where the show has it has great stuff in it but it was like. Here's all all of us in a church listening to the last of a score. Quick break to this other place. where the sharing Arisen Nevil to trailer? Now we have SID Shuman over there on another stage talking about God of war new game plus okay back inside to another location. It was a very weird still did experience that I do agree with you. I think that really turn them off. The idea like okay we need to readjust what we're doing right totally totally I mean. I imagine the amount of moving parts in planning something like that took. I've heard from like insiders and friends at work at big publishers that e three the press conference planning and rehearsals take place months and months. Show like the the writing and this and the opening and also the amount of moving parts and something like that were at a game at the last second will be like ooh. We're not ready. We read the e three and comecon live show for Aegean and it's like it is nerve racking and it is a lot of planning and inevitably fifteen fifteen different things go wrong every twenty minutes. Yeah yeah and that's without an audience on hand out like the scale of that without people from all over the world coming into like work on it and so we don't have like exclusive world. We're like a dog and pony show by comparison ethic they're like we'll have corpses hanging from the ceiling and then we're going to have the entire crowd walked to the next theater hitter. A bunch of bamboo forest. What now i Sony can control it? They can make sure nothing. Weird happens like that ever again unless they want it to and so the thing is when they. I pulled out of three last year. We were all bummed but that was also because it coincided with them pulling like ending essentially sunsetting sidelining. PS X. for awhile and and so all of their sort of direct connection with like some sort of actual living breathing audience was gone in the same year and we got the state plays blaze which is a great sort of like replacement. But we didn't. We didn't really have anything that was sort of just like here's an event. Yeah and there's no humanity to Sony right now like no disrespect to all the people working there of course but in the same way that Microsoft can bring out Phil Spencer and instantly. The xbox audience knows him or I mean there's countless executives at Nintendo but doug bows. We're now Beltran so many other people especially tree house. They saw me a moto kicking. He's still pops up every now and then. It was like I went fishing. Here's a new fitness game. And this this Sony statement mentioned are focused on making sure fans feel part of the playstation family and have access to play their favorite content. I would hope that means a bit of a more face to face ace relationship. Obviously her host is now the head of worldwide studios. Shuhei has taken a different position when it comes to indies. That's his focus for now and we don't have laden anymore. He obviously he was but he didn't really have this persona for the he for the Playstation audience. Excuse me he would come out maybe twice a year and I ah. I think what's crazy about all that is I think that they they will once again someday. kind of like bring that back up and or maybe not because it's like maybe that's not necessary anymore. Yeah maybe you don't think it distracts you don't need like sort of like you know not like just sort of like a celebrity figurehead or something. I don't know if that's even unnecessary cool. Yeah exactly I mean. We went from like a man and abandoned. Who'd costume to like pretend businessman with Kevin Butler to like actual businessmen who'd come out announcing maybe their job should be to do the business stuff than to come out and show stuff? I don't know it's no. It is odd that people who are in very executive high level roles. Also have to in this this field be a persona and out there. That is a very unique thing. Yeah Yeah I mean no matter what like you need. Somebody needs to count at the game awards except apt something for something event right and a lot of times. It's people who are behind the scenes making art all year and music and mission and they and they're like thanks you you know as opposed to. I mean like if a one brothers movies when a movie wins at the Oscars the president of Warner Brothers doesn't come out on stage right whereas like Phil Spencer would probably come out on stage for an next big win for you'll get a director and actor who's used to working in front of a big room full of people on. Yeah Yeah No. It's it's really interesting. I think one thing I wanted to say was I think this makes the Sort of Kind of cat and mouse game of chicken with xbox all the more fascinating in terms of who says what and when when we'll get pricing announcements on next console stuff is now totally up in the air. Yeah and I do want to get to some thoughts about when the timing of that will be. I did WANNA ask one other sort Sony thing before we jump ship to another topic but in terms of what he three his representative for a lot of people that has been. Here's when the mainstream pays attention to games. That is often a big selling point. We talked about it. It's like the USA. Today is in the Times of the World Look Games for this week and we said that a bunch of the office like people say that offhandedly and I was thinking about that a lot. I wrote a piece on Nigerian about this. I don't think that's true anymore. And especially see that with the way place. He shouldn't have ruled out. PS Five News. The first major beats of news were from wired magazine using not from playstation. I what do you guys think about. You know the need for the mainstream eighty three. I think Sony if they want them can just go to them. I think that we are no longer sort sort of like a hobby enthusiasts corner show you know just like a bunch of people being like pay attention to us. Yeah it's I think there's a lot of work to be done and and a lot of strides to make but I think in a lot of ways we sort of punch through that layer and we are somewhere now where we don't don't necessarily need mainstream him to pay attention to us but be they'll they'll look either way because it's going to happen and there's going to be announcements all year long thing is that Three is very much structured to be like. Hey it's June here's stuff that's coming out in November through December and it's that doesn't exist anymore and come out year round. It's a nonstop kind of just factories. A conveyor belt kind of yeah other than July every I mean you can take our commercials during the Oscars and the Super Bowl and all these other tentpole events that happened the world series the NBA finals. We that happened a lot actually. Yeah it's weird because like as star wars fans were maximum. Rose grumbling that we have to like look at like some football game once here ear and be like you're making me watch football so the new star wars trailer but like it happens. I think we talked about this. A few weeks back with the last of us but like that's obviously one of playstation the biggest games that are probably be a spot for that in the Super Bowl or championship game. That'll be the first time a last of US fan probably hears about the last of us just because of the way they're tuned in the industry. Yeah you can reach people a lot of different ways now and it doesn't have to be at three. Yeah you have one hundred plus million. ps four is out there. You can start there like yeah put it on the going back to the textbook comparison like the way that spreading information was in nineteen ninety-five like things were a lot slower. And now it's like I don't know I was looking at read it on my phone. The other day and I was was like how people used to read magazines kind of bored eating a salad. And you pick up a thing. I will read this but the differences is constantly updating constantly changing. And Yeah you know. There's that it kind of viral stuff where somebody sees something that makes them think of someone else. Now like share this with that person like people will just actively send each other clippings so it's crazy how McConnell to rent floorspace and pay thousands of dollars for carpet. You're going to use for a week. So it's definitely sort of outdated way at pershing delivering misinformation And before we get to the playstation and xbox question of it all I do WanNa talk briefly about what this means for three because very pointedly in that statement Playstation statement says we have great respect for the ASA as an organization but we do not feel the vision of two thousand twenty. Is the right venue for what we are focused on this year. They're focused on two major first party games coming out before the end of the summer with ghosts and the last part two plus dreams and MLB and then the PS five and this has been a show in traditionally where you do show new consoles so if that's not fitting with what E.. Three is to one of the council makers feels to me like E.. Three isn't a bit of a weird
China Promises To Regain Control Of Taiwan
"China has repeated. Its Promise to regain regain control of Taiwan after voters reelected president sighing. When Chinese state media said the president resorted to cheating repression and intimidation to get votes? Were joined in mischievious by Isabel Hilton editor of China Dialogue. Good to have you back in this year is this was a very convincing. Victory for her wasn't it. I could hardly be more convincing. And not they need to cheer chief record. Numbers of votes For any Taiwanese politician She also won a convincing victory in the Congress winning twice as many any seats as serious. Rival Gorman down and what is it that brought this. This huge victory is pretty much. Hong Kong You know the the the example of Hong Kong the the failure of One Country Two Systems in Hong Kong the Kuomintang have traditionally being the Party. Reunification the Kuomintang are the the the The relic of the Chinese civil war which was between the Kuomintang and and the and the Communist Party. They agree that China is one country in Taiwan belongs to it they just disagree about who should run it so the Kuomintang's historic position of being there the rightful ruler of all of Hong Kong. Where saying when is a Taiwanese politician politician and takes different view of history in a different view of democracy in a different view of of Taiwan role in the world? And that is is what particularly the young voters in Taiwan and they came out in record. Numbers Dave look at Hong Kong. They say well. You can't trust China. It breaks its promises what we have is freedom and democracy here and we wish to defend that that's what it is seen as a steady pair of Hanser. She's pretty steady. There were where to other parties that did rather badly One one is one was a a much more radical independence party and that Did very badly. So she's seen as somebody who defends the status quo essentially. She's not going to declare independence because that would be that that would trigger a global crisis But she is going to resist pressure from Beijing to talk about the the future of a close future with with with the People's Republic. So I think you know like a number of international crises. The best solution certainly for the time being is the status quo for Taiwan. He mentioned the idea ever close future with the People's Republic China's reaction promised to regain regain control of Taiwan. That doesn't necessarily time. We've what you've just said I'm but Kennedy genuinely says it we could have react. We could have expected that reaction yes she didn't for Xi Jinping to acknowledge it this is. This has been a very embarrassing victory this gala victory has been very embarrassing Xi Jinping because it it it is rebuked not only to his approach to Taiwan but to Hong Kong and You know unless Beijing finds a way to modify its. It's policy in Hong Kong. This will go on feeding into the Taiwan political situation and and entrenching Taiwanese view of the mainland so so that puts Xi Jinping and rob difficult position of having to acknowledge that he is wrong. Whereas you know Xi Jinping thought invincible in and cannot make mistakes so so I think what we're looking at is what is the? What is the tone scale of the response given that China is not going to reverse its policy? Xi Jinping Champion has declared in the China dream. China's May he's making China great again. The reunification with Taiwan is they would put. It is a key part of that and the it's it's kind of shared for the hundredth anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic which is in two hundred forty nine so there is time on the other hand any any move to kind of slacken off the pressure on Taiwan would be viewed as weakness on the mainland. So I think what we'll see is a certain amount of low level harassment Rasmin so where China has had a number of successes in other in other Fields if you look sad Chinese see for example the kind of sub military pressure of water essentially armed fishing boats taking on for example Taiwanese fishing boats off yet news fishing boats there are fifteen very small countries. It's still recognize Taiwan As as the Republic of China we will see increasing pressure on them to switch to the People's People's Republic We might see some harassment of extensive trade and business relationships which exist between Taiwan and China neurotic Taiwanese unease doing business on the mainland. We've already seen a cocktail moment of tourism to Taiwan from the mainland. So you know there are a number of ways in which which Beijing can express its displeasure short of precipitating further confrontation Anita. How much is this actually high on? Its list given the fact that that China has has an awful lot more than it has to concentrate on the moment. We Got Hong Kong as you've mentioned which played directly into the hands of signing when we also have the US trade trade war we have in. China is busy with stuff can actually afford to put Taiwan on the back burner little. Yes I think it can. I think you're absolutely right. There are immediate crisis and there will go on being meet you crisis. It's you know th the economy's not going very well. There's some troubling signs in the financial sector that we might be in a in for a few bankruptcies and there's very limited trade deal is about to be signed the United States. I don't think China wants to jeopardize You know a kind of calming down of the. US China trade war. So do any move on. Taiwan would obviously do that. And so far we've seen or other muted reaction as you said. They accused diving when of dirty tricks describe. This is an anomaly. There was a wonderful phrase from Shinwari which said You know these temporary versus A. They're just a bubble in the tide of history. And you know she shouldn't count on this being a kind of permanent state of affairs so they're standing back and saying well you know these things happen but we can get over it and our long-term policy history is with this. That's that's interview that said we had trump making positive notes about Taiwan for quite a long time right from the beginning of his presidency. And yes you say that. The number of Countries now fifteen who who actively recognize Taiwan as a state and large companies such as airlines have now diverted their attention to to Beijing. But if you you have this state or this place which is allowed to just take along quietly. Is there a chance as a little bit of soft power will allow Taiwan to actually bring a few more countries back into the fold really curious you should say that because the because prog recently Decided to twin with with the Taipei rather than Beijing which is fanny kind of substantial. Move for the for the Czech Republic And and a bit of a rebuke. I think it was so one. Shouldn't underestimate the quiet soft. The effect of the quiet soft power of Taiwan inside China there are a number of of individual visitors from the mainland. Who made a point of going to Taiwan to observe the elections? Because you know they're curious about the only real substantial elections take place in the Chinese world and that will you know that one shouldn't underestimate the quiet effect of that It it's quite. It's quite the powerful thing Talking of quiet. Donald Trump has been unusually quiet on the subject of the Taiwanese elections but the people around him have been pretty robust in their supportive. Talion when so you know the US representative in in In Taipei met very quickly There have been you know it'd been in using language like no shared values of democracy and freedom the kind of thing honestly that one hadn't heard from trump for quite sometime but you're hearing from his officials officials and there have been hints from the US military that their commitment to the defensive Taiwanese as robust as ever last year saw a large number verve of quite significant arms sales and indications of military cooperation. So there were. There are lots of reasons China to sit fairly quiet Wyatt on this one. I think his Bell Hilton. Thank you very much indeed for joining his monocle. Twenty four
Tsai faces choppy China waters after Taiwan election landslide
"China has urged the international community to oppose Taiwanese independence after president citing when's landslide reelection victory president site advocates continued autonomy for the island and rejects Beijing's demands that it should be reunited with the mainland Chinese state media also criticized the new president from Taipei city sued ripples in a strongly worded commentary on Saturday's election the official Chinese Xinhua news agency describe the president's high and her Democratic Progressive Party as selfish greedy an evil it accused her of resorting to cheating and scare mongering about China's threat to the island to win votes she has rejected these accusations insisting she's protecting Taiwan's democracy from Beijing her government has called on China to respect Taiwan's election results and to resume
Taiwan's Presidential Election: What to Know
"Crowds of people waving the red and blue flag of tie one been attending rallies across the island and supporting the colors of rival parties on the final day of campaigning for candidates in presidential and parliamentary elections the incumbent president site in weigh ins main rival is quo you as Cindy soon reports from Taipei the two main presidential candidates have vastly different views on what kind of relationship tie why should have with his next door neighbor China presidents high who is seeking a second term says China is the threats and that its goal is to eventually take over the island which he sees as a province to be reunified one day by force if necessary she's promising to safeguard Taiwan's sovereignty democracy and freedoms that Mister Han the mayor of Taiwan's third largest city sees China as a neighbor time one must restore good relations with this is the BBC news
What's at stake in Taiwan's election?
"Voters in Taiwan heading to the polls eleventh of January two elected president to appoint a new batch of national lawmakers so president sign one is seeking second term in office meanwhile center-left Democratic Progressive Party is hoping to hold onto its large majority in parliament. The the DP up against the resurgent Wilmington the centre-right KMT sent into opposition. After a heavy defeat in two thousand sixteen general election what is being rebuilding mode ever since with mixed results as election day. Nears present size looking like a shoe in to be reelected most polls give her a commanding lead over her closest rival handle you. The of the opposition came a hand. Upset you not be totally ruled out the populace mayor of Shem mm-hmm did cause a shock in two thousand eighteen by winning control of a DP stronghold with little party backing but since then his star seems to faded under the national spotlight. And is it using credit style on the campaign trail seems less suited to carrying the entire country a victory for president side cap off a remarkable twelve months incumbent woman dollar only one year ago no one would have predicted. The current president is being returned to office. That's the possibility of CY. Winning a double digit margin was around this time last year. When Monaco interviewed the president of the Palestine Taipei back then. The DP was still reeling from a drubbing. In local elections and size. Personal popularity has plummeted after pushing through some unpopular. Pension reforms. Unnecessary tonic Taiwan. That was looking like a poison chalice for the President Cup payments and you affect a lot of people's income income that is source of discontent and we pay a lot inputting comprises so just. How did this remarkable turnaround come about. The answer is simple. Because of China general elections Taiwan inevitably tune on national security courtesy and the twenty twenty almost become a single issue election washing self-governing island's future relationship look like with mainland China vote for the DP a greater independence or take the came teebox but closer economic ties. Everything that China did in two thousand nineteen seem to play into Taiwanese fears and strengthened president size hand from fighter jets buzzing Taiwanese space and holding intimidating war games to to a saber-rattling speech by Chinese president. Xi Jinping that started the clock in Beijing on re-unification Bollywood's hygiene Egypt. Be All torture the sheets. Yeah during in his time president size being transformed into defender of Taiwanese sovereignty and on the other hand had to stop binding the drums so loudly for close economic. Don't make ties with the mainland for fear coming across his too pro China demographics in Taiwan favored the DP these days young voters are increasingly identifying themselves as Taiwanese rather than Chinese and during this election will be around one million first time boches. You support is tilted in size favor and the let's go. Gods were also shining on the president. When the popular mayor of Taipei ruled himself out of the running hand was not so lucky. An alternative Pro Beijing candidate ended the race in November and could take votes away from him. Nevertheless the biggest election miracle has been ongoing pro-democracy street protests in Hong Kong Home New Year's speech in two thousand nineteen the Chinese president pushed for the Hong Kong government known as One Country Two Systems. It to be implemented in Taiwan in Beijing's is Hong Kong was a successful president that could convince the renegade island to choose reunification but not anymore the Hong Kong protests have lifted the veil on what one country two systems could really mean and allowed president sized campaign team to make a central election issue in Taiwan talk of Hong Kong today becoming Taiwan tomorrow as trump the economy and pension reform. President Cy came out and supported after the protesters while Han. An issue state silent. The president's terrific has talked off my strong support from the trump White House and in Congress. Think the conversation that happened this week with the president of Taiwan was was a courtesy. Call comes out today sedate so I may not have it all her own way. One of the results to watch out for this weekend is whether the DPP can hold onto. Its parliamentary majority. There are a host of new parties vying for seats alongside the CAMPSIE and some voters may want to put the brakes on the DPP's unchecked lawmaking authority the danger of a big. DPP Win is that it may convince. Party bigwigs to push for an official referendum on independence and make it more difficult for president side to maintain the status quo size. Actually moderate in her party and she is seen as holding back some of the hardliners like her running mate vice president. William lie was repeatedly called Autobahn to officially break ties with China. Taiwanese independence absolute. No no for Beijing. We spoke to cy last year. She refused to rule out two referendum. After the election response to us can be summed up as follows. Thailand is a democracy It's not the leader. Who makes the decision
Asia on alert over mysterious virus outbreak in China
"And filling the governments across Asia role taking measures to secure they board is against a mysterious pneumonia outbreak in central China Bloomberg some some Alice has all those details posted Taiwan Singapore and Hong Kong but bringing in or intensifying temperature checks full passages especially those from the Chinese city of Wuhan what dozens of people have fallen ill the cases have been traced back to a fresh produce market the soul but says it's in snakes along with other wildlife trigger enquiries about the potential job of an unknown virus to humans in Taipei some some Ellis Bloomberg daybreak
"taipei" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Stokes in Taipei coming under pressure police also starting the day or week up by four tenths of one percent and we are seeing a strain in New Zealand stocks weak at about a quarter of one percent and south Korea's KOSPI is down two tenths of one percent at two thousand and twenty points more economic doctor coming through suggesting some weakness in south Korea's economy with export struck me again in July as of course the two biggest trading partners of South Korea remain in at the trade war we also saw that slumping tech driving on exports down eleven percent in July from a year earlier that was an eighth straight declines and economists had estimated and eleven and a half percent drop WTI crude is weak at down by one and a half percent we have seen it try to fifty seven dollars sixty eight a barrel Brent crude also weaker at sixty four dollars a barrel gold is also Baker as well not much of reprieve in these markets today fourteen hundred and nine I U. S. still is an ounce sorry where you are seeing money is in the US dollars today let's get a check now of global news we've invested in San Francisco all right thank you Julia trying to showing a muscle banning travel to Taiwan excites current state of relations between the two that is individual travel of its citizens and must be into or groups China also pressing the U. S. to step up and explaining its role in the Hong Kong protests over twenty Hong Kong protestors about charges against them read in court a police initially it's at the forty four people have been charged tropical storm weapon departing Hong Kong by the observatory says the wind signal number is three will remain in force this morning throughout the.
"taipei" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"A preference to be able to be the my impact see the property. And so he didn't make any offers. I'm not making all even put his name in the happy, you can be tax properties. So here's property, but meet the criteria. He's been looking for. He wasn't around to be activated properties to be able to be efficient. Property mentor. Right as a mentor. You see this from time to time. And I think this is one of the biggest things we do as mentors is to help people over the initial hump that happens. And that's that's why you're bringing it up today. You know, is that this is something where if you're on your own and you're struggling with this getting some mentoring really helps so as a mentor. What are the reasons that you see when you get down the line with these people, and you look back what causes this? I'm still trying to figure that out to some degree a lot of it is fear and people just. Stop waiting to take action to push the button to get started in some cases. And and I can talk a lot about the training about the Taipei and type b personalities and a lot of the can come right down to that. People are more reserved more calculating allow before they pull the trigger will sometimes it's not to action and the other side of that Taipei aggressive people, and we haven't kind of a combination of both yesterday that same road trip. Example, we just discussed we had another member who. In one at a minimum. Company.
"taipei" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
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"taipei" Discussed on WWL
"And then start are are real series against chinese taipei on thursday so we got fifteen big ballgames five against chinese taipei five against japan and then five in cuba or else sided about it we we'll we'll we'll do our training over in the raleigh north carolina area in a in a town called cary north carolina and we'll play our entire series against chinese taipei there and then the series with japan we kind of go all over the place to the games are in north carolina in charlotte and durham then we go to georgia for a couple and one in charleston south carolina before fly down to havana play a five game series against cuban national team coach when you're handling all star team like that i've outside of wanting those guys enjoy the experience best players in the country but most importantly they get to represent our country and where the red white and blue and i wanted to make sure that they were all on board with that and very proud to represent our country but we want to win the game you know what the united states of america baseball program usa baseball is the number one ranked program in the world numbertwo is japan and number three is too but so the series that we have this summer will go a long way in keeping us with the number one ranking in the world and it also helps them gain points i'm not sure exactly how the whole formula works but the olympics or adding baseball back in twenty twenty and how we doing these series against each teams but help our our country's king qualified in an olympic year so you know we want to we want the kids to have the experience of their lights they're going to be traveling around wearing the red white and blue playing with great play players playing against great teams other countries and i i want it to be an awesome awesome experience but all pretty much coach i have to ask you about the college world series three of the four teams being sec teams does that validate the sec the league any just with you know how they've been able to compete so far in the world series it's been pretty amazing when you think about it but we we've long talked about how the sec is the best conference in the country in baseball and i don't know anymore validation is needed each passing year you know last year the the finals included two scc teams florida and lsu of course we came up short this year you could potentially have an arkansas mississippi state finals not not only to sec schools but to sec western division schools it just it just goes to show you the caliber baseball played in our conference in year in and year out and you know i mean i wish it was us playing there instead of those other three schools and hopefully next year will be will be one of the schools there but it's just amazing the caliber baseball that you see it day in day out with with the sec lsu and team usa coach pulmonary here on sports talk coach i maybe use a word i think you you used here recently fortunate in terms of the draft you guys were able to get a few guys come back ultimately the.
"taipei" Discussed on WHO NewsRadio 1040 AM
"The origins of it or the earlier portions of it going back at least a couple of thousand years before ten thousand bc and when you look at both the in beckley taipei and other sites they are not the beginning of survives ation they're not you know the early crude rudimentary stages and i'm certain that they had thousands of years leading up to them so we're pushing things back quite far into the past and you have to put this in perspective the classic academic point of view which is still ingrained in many of the universities among classic archaeologist and pretty historians is that civilization did not arise until about four thousand to three thousand bc so this is pushing it back six seven eight thousand years earlier to again what i call earlier cycle several civilization which earlier cycle of civilization which was decimated by the catastrophes at the end of the last night sage when we look at what we are taught when we look at what we are taught which is at three thousand b c the rise of both ancient sumer and of course ancient egypt that at that time stone age man what you were crossing over out of stone age man into mon but stone age man at three thousand bc the rest of the world forget about egypt in ancient sumer but the rest of the world is still technically running around an animal skins still technically running around an animal skins and even leading right up to about four thousand three thousand bc in egypt and sumer whatnot it's a fairly primitive state but but and this is a big but what we have here is what i'm now calling dark age in fact i'm calling it seductive which you know k d she actually came up with the acronym ritually right solar induced doc h s a and what this is is literally a dark age when it comes to humanity that lasted from the demise the catastrophe ninety seven hundred bc until about the period of four thousand three thousand bc so to put things in seven thousand year dark age.
"taipei" Discussed on WDTK The Patriot
"Tell what they're going to fail at that's an important factor because people's failures are what stop the from getting got every selfcoup route there every single one of ever met says failure is the way to say succeed if you're not failing enough you're not succeeding enough you're not feeling of i don't believe that at all i don't consider the fact that i i went out there to become a a bodybuilder and i was a second place the first time in the first place the second time i don't consider the first time a failure i consider that a result and the result was closer and closer and closer where i want to be that's not failure failures of taipei person i chose mud on the wall that doesn't work and that doesn't work and that doesn't work and that doesn't work and that's what taipei's do most selfhelp people are taipei's they wanna tell you just go throw a bunch of stuff on the wall and maybe one of them will stick any one of them sticks man you made that's a taipei personality telling you how to be success now that's not the way most conservative intellectually base people become successful we the intellectually base conservative people this world we make moves we take actions we reevaluate the effectiveness of that action at adjust our actions that's not failure these failures wanna tell you it's failure i failed a thousand times in that i got lucky made one work that is not success folks that is failure upon failure upon failure and what happens is eventually they fail one into something that works they make a little bit emolument most people can't keep the money you end up seeing them getting trouble with lawsuits and family relationships and business problems and because they don't have a pound dacian for life so when they meet people ask him these five questions i can figure out who they are and how they're gonna feel and actually it's not by questions of our what his priority prioritize these five items in your life and what i'm religion one of these countries stay city will call it siddex how do you feel about your civic responsibilities the next one is family responsibilities the next one.
"taipei" Discussed on What's Next! with Tiffani Bova
"Not good enough and you create a solution that is that contains elements of each but is better than than both it's not a compromise it contained elements of each is better than better than both and then the case for seasons what he said is you know actually if i think about guests in in uh these these hotel specially thea the luxury hotels which he was interested in the high end from from the from the start is they don't actually want to be there than even though it's a luxury hotel they don't want to be there why wherever they rather media think tiffany them in a in a luxury hotel somewhere probably home number one loan and numbertwo because lots of them hurt taipei executives at the opposite prefer that because they're more productive there than in a hotel room but they glove love ib app had home to said why don't we we defined service to not fee luxury service the not the grand architecture decor an obsequious service let's make it as an environment that makes up for what you left at home in at the office and if we do that they'll pay us a huge price premium which will enable us to have hotels in the two hundred and fifty two four hundred room uh range that will be smaller more intimate but will be charging them so much we'll have every amenity known to mankind because we make so much money that's what i call it a grave thinking in it and what i studied a whole bunch of of highly successful leaders it's the thing that they all did right it was the only common feature they could has any kind of educational back on men women nonprofit a indian at ever doesn't matter none of that mattered uh.
"taipei" Discussed on Early to Rise Radio
"An professionally can drive your business again help you make decisions that having so i'm wondering in inaccurate of anxiety among as at two two zero six two thousand six on was that primarily can you say now that in retrospect that that was primarily because you didn't really know your body of the nothing it is up to be honest with you i think it had everything to do the fact that i had leaders inter a tendencies among that i did not communicate very well or very often with people that i was angry were like my father was an angry bidder jealous man in i had that aspect of it i think it was almost all related to my personality issues in being a taipei person am being laced up i i don't think it anything to do with business of and clear path about a future okay so that sonntag about a little bit hound made the transition and and the revelation you had that you wanted etr he wanted to sort of change the business after yourself what what does it look like well i wanted to be additive fitness in history before i even started being in the fitness industry there was just an easy it was an easy step who was the clearest path but as soon as i started reading early to rise in two thousand in one i realized i wanted to do more than just tell people how to lose weight or out i wanted to help people build their wealth i wanted to help people find how took powder invested real said i want to help people do all these sentence that was so much more interesting to me because i think you deal with a much more interesting end user than someone who just wants to go in do a couple minutes of exercise or twos main focus is to lose weight for it and so once i became a reader of early to rise and knew that that thing was out there then i was okay i do i figure out how to build my own version of this or or do something in a we started coaching people.
"taipei" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Bbc cindy su there and taipei and we end today's show with an ace idbi side on the aside indian classical music in on the bside electron acc ambient music influenced by the a side not the stretch you might think for the musician known as like kantha it's all about embracing childhood influences and skills to find her place in the indian dia'a saparua here's the world's brandy forward in most cases i besides our draw comparisons between a folk or traditional peace in a contemporary peace but this time i spoke with someone else about their inclusion of a folk in traditional style in why that's been an emotional process why can't be has the electron gambia project of musician and historian luxury ronkko the camp is dysgraphia has a glimmering charm to the drums in or filling your ears were the chest heavy rhythm in her voice stress out and rashes like lawn even graphs against towns slowly expanding on each tram much more recently her projects have everything to do with learning and relearning aspects of her south indian tamil culture the electronic ambient john makes it all the more accessible and genuine so far electronic music really appeal to me because it with it offered a new way of exploring found that actually grew up listening to growing up in the 1890s music i was mostly exposed to wasn't it like the pop music of the day but actually um classical with academia that come in and honor the.
"taipei" Discussed on WDRC
"Of two welcome back to the lars larson show it's a pleasure to be with you on a tuesday glad to get your phone calls in your emails at eight six six eight lars hey i wanted to mention this uh at this hour the latest report that we have from taipei taiwan is that two people have been killed in the earthquake that happened early this morning it was a six point four earthquakes who has a pretty good one could size one but i'll admit to having a dog and the fight i was born in taiwan because my father was told the navy and my mother was out of the navy but they lived there for about the first fourteen months i've born and so i have a soft spot in my heart for taiwan it's a very very productive place it has an incredible output of high technology of laptop computers i've seen numbers it's a fifty percent of all the laptop computers in the world are made in taiwan so i mean as much as i did see anybody die i expected a six four earthquake the last year it's quite that happened two years ago today in taiwan killed a number of people so far today we've heard that two people have died in today's earthquake uh but about two hundred were injured and that's even though some buildings that were near the epicentre of the earthquake really suffered some serious damage they're literally pictures of large buildings that are cantered off to one side uh because they slid off their foundations and they were terribly damage but at this point uh as much as we hate to hear about the passing of any human being um two people have died more than two hundred injured in that quite that happened early this morning in taiwan it wasn't in taipei taipei's the capital city but it happen on the eastern side of taiwan taiwan's a little country very small all a piece of property uh read off of mainland china of course from the point of view of line china taiwan's just a breakaway republic but as far as taiwan's concern it is its own independent country and it is not part of the mainland khamis taiwan is instead a great place full of wonderful capitalist activities glad to have you would be glad to take your phone calls in your emails at eight six six eight lars that's eight six six four three nine five to seven seven emails go to talk at lars larson dot com look let's go first to sean hey sean welcome.
"taipei" Discussed on WCTC
"Variety of him my favorite those not the hinge although it's it's well done he can get those unhinged docks dot com it's other world computing's uh it it's expensive thunderbolt three doc now the advantage of this is you're getting thunderbolt three you're getting full speed out of it it has thirteen ports which is crazy on the back it's got four u s b three point one ports the old taipei to type sea ports one will go to the computer uh and if you wanted to charge you don't have to order charging because it has its own power court so it's it's charging the computer via typec but by a regular proprietary power court else's ethernet many display port it's got optical audio it scott uh it's just crazy it's got an sd card reader a headphone jack that's what i use with my eye mac pro at home in it and the reason i like this one is because you get full thunderbolt three speed many of these other ones including the hinge i believe you're not getting thunderbolt three out of that port you're getting you once a that's one thing a look for is what that port is given you and we have what it can do and it's not the apparent from looking at so i would say look at either one of these and then i think the hinge doc i want to see three hundred the other will computing maybe three hundred as well they're not cheap but yes they solve that problem because you get there and and each plug in your laptop and your could begun we all support the get your jersey are which tommy g weekdays three to six on the.
"taipei" Discussed on 790 KABC
"T anal university professors these are these these are huge a taipei high functioning really high achievers how is it that that that doesn't get let out of the bag that these like everyone who decide a sex addict or a drug addict isn't a bomb on the street or some purves in a in a in a spanked booth on in nearby square i don't understand that myself because so many people get help as doctor that it's free there's not a therapist incited unless there in the room it's just people helping people and that gets so devalues the power of community because really uh bruce alexander's work i don't know if you know his work or not but he studied wrath and he created this ideal congrats park uh where he gave uh some rats cocaine and their water and others have a baby use his work to say the decision doesn't exist well i'm not using it for that we are and i'm just saying that part of his work that was most interesting with it the rats it had community and cocaine show just community so leave power of the community other 12step programmes should not be underestimated uh and and that's why i took offence just as they're saying well in a residential treatment centres or call step programmes are all bunk because they think sex eviction is a brain disease which um national geographic did a beautiful issue on addiction last fall where you know harvard researcher merck potenza talks about how you can be addicted to anything right and i think were gets off the rail why when finish with this little topic because it's tough one is that often times people with particularly behavioral addictions have significant personality disorders of impersonators orders that are associated with bad behavior and exploitation how do we how do we of people understand that that separate from their sex addiction and that may or may not get better if that makes sense well i think what good treatment armed that's exactly what they're going to.
"taipei" Discussed on BizTalk Radio
"I guess i figure it all these figaro the complexities all the time things movement all the time the complexities slick what's enough to do with running a business i think it's a direct parallel right there's just in the business there's personnel issues their customers choose just there are a lot of things moving at the same time and i think i'm pretty good it interesting relies escalating realize the similarity concealing building the business bruce what those interests eve both can you say we joked about fekih post for yourself is king of the nerds in orange version of you there's a huge number of they were separated by number years but there's a leadership piece they are that's very true that key talk to that a little bit well i think that we talked about the fact that i i think both of us tend to organize our friend groups and there was a lot of i would i would say i would i was the person that never liked did not know what we were going to be doing so i i think i'm a little bit of a taipei personality in that constantly a planner so i would generally be the planner for all of actively that my friends would participate in we would do and i think that kinda translates however as an adult i i don't like not knowing what's next yeah i think i i like harmony rights so that led to me organizing people socially when i was a kid but in business i kinda like to get everybody to have a common understanding of the problem and get us all moving to solve the same problem and understand at the same way glen euro skippering a boat at a young age are going around long island sound there's no margin for error and if the if there's a problem it's a big problem talk about that for second as it relates to business reser place to sell of business yeah i mean i think maybe this a little bit more margin for error in in our business.
"taipei" Discussed on Absolute Advantage
"Though that's something i just sort of reading this book on how to eat move in be healthy it is mindblowing and i would want us a link to the show notes because i'm learning a lot and it's like one thing to say oh you know whatever eat organic heard what at whatever bid by says it's like well who do you need to know what to believe because there's so many conflicting things and this book explained still many of bus studies in different things about how food affects our body and it's pretty confronting to read but it's also awesome and so stuff like that just making it a priority spending time reading this instead of doing something for my business because this is where my business 'cause however healthy i am effects my business so yeah that's sad bad i think the biggest thing for me is taking care of myself and learning how to do that in prioritising that and in in seeing it as a long game which it is in being satisfied with the process i love that such great advice because for many people who you know our leaders who've started their own business there that a you know taipei type of personality were real driver where it's hard to slow down and and what you're saying here's there's a real selfawareness around this for you and recognising some of these things and understanding that it starts with you it's really hard to show up as as your best self and to lead a team when your health says ailing or when you're not taking care of yourself physically or emotionally and so i loved that i think that's so important and um so important for everybody listening to here because it's easy to put ourselves last ownerless i'm especially a thing for women and on uh uh i love that point you just made so thank you for that.
"taipei" Discussed on KOMO
"Cindy their names would be joined to people that are polar opposites completely different in their thought processes but with a heart to serve and that's why we're here and that's why we've we've done what we do so you say that an out if i want to find out what the differences are here so who were you and who is she what what are the what makes you so opposite but makes you so successful so the good in the bad for me is a taipei i'm a stress case i'm happy most of the time but i don't maybe show it every time i answer my phone i'm on time and he to be careful so so so on the other side of the ledger cindy doesn't answer her phone she's happy most of the time which is probably because she doesn't answerphone many many times sometimes people call me to find out where she is which can be annoying but you lovingly annoying what else can i tell you she is the most amazing partner you can ever have she looks at things totally different than i do she doesn't have a business mind but she has a mind that process is things completely differently than i do and i respect that i've value that and when we can agree on things which quite frankly is regularly typically a good thing to to to to do and to proceed with i am so glad i asked that question as explains all of this had successor danson is so great to spend time with you here and when you started this be honest i mean i know as a as a taipei successful business guy and other business ventures i mean you had to have put down in that business plan that we are going to be the top winery right this wasn't something you went into just for fun bright we went into it for fun but to be successful we counted the costs we with my construction background put together spreadsheets for everything we were going to do and we needed to have a.
"taipei" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Much for your leadership i just wanna say say very happy that you see you out in your off that i'm at all those pride event this week i think it's great i'm so excited when i say thank you so much for your leadership on that issue um and i actually one had a question clashing comment know i really do appreciate your call nimit diversity in the city um and i very much actually also pre shake the fact that you're doing those raised by a lot you know i am a knack american bat licnen charlestown but actually um your homebuyers program just was able to get a a condo in the south i'm um but i wanted to know what can more donen due to cut out on it foster you know diversity and inclusion arm in the workplace in in the city as a whole will that you've been tracked you for what were you i i think one of the things that businesses that are listening if they can help me with is by by hiring young people from the city and giving them the chance to give different experiences i think that we think of our city we are diversity and but at the giving people the opportunity for employment that's one of the best things that can actually asked businesses that allows listen to do what about some jobs we have his own as yet in part of that summit jobs i mean the we we have the city with the help of private in taipei private businesses and in other folks have been employing ten thousand newly levin thousand people every year young people every year so if you're out there you will really want to do something important it's it's summer job is the best way to to help impressive we we talked about the little bit of are taken in the in the violence will couple shootings a couple of homicides this week and what's happening the best way to combat that is by creating opportunities for employment for young people need just never know the connects is they're gonna make when when they get a job in in if particularly in a private.