General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party and paramount leader of China
A new Chinese movie about fighter pilots is making waves across the border. Beijing-backed ‘Born to Fly' follows a keen aviator (a Chinese “maverick”, if you may) as he tries to strengthen China's air prowess against rivals “impinging on the country's seas”. Who are these rivals, and what is the message Xi Jinping's China is trying to send with this movie, the latest from Beijing's propaganda factory? Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta explains in episode 1316.
Sign up for Economist Podcasts+ now and get 50% off your subscription with our limited time offer*China is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The global infrastructure project is a keystone of Xi Jinping's foreign policy and he has lauded the huge economic benefits the scheme has brought to the world. But enthusiasm for the BRI is fading at home.David Rennie, The Economist's Beijing bureau chief, and Alice Su, our senior China correspondent, host the second episode of a two-part look at China's BRI and how it's changing. They speak to Wang Yiwei, director of the Institute of International Affairs at Renmin University. Runtime: 31 min*If you're already a subscriber to The Economist, you'll have full access to all our shows as part of your subscription. For more information about Economist Podcasts+, including how to get access, please visit our FAQs page. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In late August, China's Ministry of Natural Resources released its new “standard map,” which includes not only Taiwan, but also parts of the maritime zones of the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It also includes land that China disputes with India—and even some Russian territory. To publicize the map and China's claims, Beijing launched a “national map awareness publicity week,” as it has for map releases in recent years. China's map release is an annual event, which can happen at any time. So why now? And what does the map tell us about Chinese foreign policy under Xi Jinping? To discuss this topic, host Bonnie Glaser is joined by Dr. Collin Koh who is Senior Fellow at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, based in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has research interests on naval affairs in the Indo-Pacific, focusing on Southeast Asia. Timestamps[01:29] How does this map differ from previous ones?[04:44] Interagency Coordination on Release[05:51] Reaction of the Chinese Foreign Ministry [08:12] Significance of the Timing of the Release[11:32] Protests Against the Map's Release[15:09] Portrayal of the South China Sea[19:35] Ambiguity of Beijing's Claims [23:44] Territorial Claims Along the Sino-Russian Border[26:58] Lasting Impact of the Map
The Chinese Communist Party has been waging war against the US since it came to power in 1949. Part of the problem with the US response is that it doesn't see itself as being at war with China. In this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss China's smokeless war against the US, how China could cripple the US with the press of a button, and how the US can fight back. Joining us in this episode is Bill Holstein, co-author of the new book “Battlefield Cyber: How China and Russia are Undermining Our Democracy and National Security.”
Chinese President Xi Jinping has declared the opening of the 19th Asian Games. The cauldron of the Hangzhou Asiad was lighted at the opening ceremony held at the lotus-shaped Hangzhou Olympic Sports Center Stadium.
Welke invloed heeft de binnenlandse politiek in Verenigde Staten op hun buitenlandbeleid? En komt er een ontmoeting tussen Biden en Xi Jinping? Te gast is Paul Verhagen, Amerika-deskundige en analist technologische competitie bij het Den Haag Centrum voor Strategische studies.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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La presencia del presidente ucraniano, Volodímir Zelenski en el pleno del 78° período de sesiones ordinarias de la Asamblea General de Naciones Unidas, fue tan notoria como la ausencia de cuatro de los cinco poderosos integrantes del Consejo de Seguridad. Solo el estadounidense Joe Biden se presentó a la cita, lo cual se da siempre por sentado. Ciertamente, nadie esperaba a Xi Jinping y mucho menos aún a Vladímir Putin, sobre quien pesa una orden de captura internacional, pero la ausencia de Francia y Reino Unido sí fue objeto de señalamiento. ¿Cuánto peso le otorgan los grandes hoy al multilateralismo diseñado tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial? ¿Es que acaso el G7, que se reunió en la Cumbre de Hiroshima en mayo, o el G20, que se encontró hace apenas dos semanas en la India, concitan hoy más interés que congregarse alrededor de los muy limitados alcances de los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible, que evidencian retrasos prácticamente en todas sus metas? ¿Y qué decir de la crisis migratoria, hoy en un punto de inflexión planetaria, cuya discusión quedó fuera de los reflectores neoyorquinos de la semana? Bregando con sus márgenes de maniobra, el Secretario General, Antonio Guterres, mantuvo en alto la bandera de la lucha por enfrentar los alcances del cambio climático y el calentamiento global. No solo como eje central de las deliberaciones, de las que por cierto excluyó a Costa Rica y a otras naciones por considerar que no muestran hoy un compromiso real en la materia, sino también con la realización paralela del Foro de Acción Climática, del que sí formo parte el expresidente Carlos Alvarado. Lo cierto es que la pasarela de mandatarios en la esperada semana de sesiones y en el centenar de reuniones de carácter bilateral que marcan la convocatoria habitualmente, levantó como cada año reivindicaciones del sur global presionando para obtener un mejor trato de los países desarrollados en temas como el manejo de la deuda, las ayudas financieras y el intercambio tecnológico. Pero antes de apagar las luces del evento, ya el foco estaba situado en Washington, donde la guerra entre Rusia y Ucrania siguió siendo el motivo de debate entre republicanos y demócratas con la visita en la capital del presidente ucraniano y sus reiteradas peticiones de ayuda para continuar la batalla por la desocupación de su territorio. Para hacer el repaso internacional de la semana conversamos con el ex embajador ante Naciones Unidas, Eduardo Ulibarri Bilbao.
A Week Of Climate Protests, Meetings, Pledges, And ActionClimate Week NYC is wrapping up, where hundreds of events took place across the city (including one from Science Friday), all with the goal of encouraging conversation and action around our climate crisis.The weeklong event takes place alongside the UN General Assembly meeting, where world leaders discussed climate change, alongside other topics, including the war in Ukraine and universal health coverage.While President Biden emphasized the importance of reducing the use of fossil fuels to combat climate change, there was a notable absence of leaders from the world's biggest polluters, including Biden and president Xi Jinping of China, from the meeting's Climate Ambition Summit. UN Secretary-General António Guterres said that in order to participate, governments need to come with “credible, serious and new climate action.”Large demonstrations also took place across the city, pressuring leaders and companies to take bigger action to end gas, oil, and coal use.Swapna Krishna, a journalist based in Philadelphia, talks with Ira about these stories and more, including a new climate jobs program from the White House, a lawsuit from California against the five big oil companies, new battery recycling rules from the EU, and data from the Parker Solar Probe's recent flight through a sun explosion. Can Earth's Past Climate Help Us Understand Today's Crisis?A combination of factors led to Earth's climate being able to support life. And changes in the climate some 6,000 years ago created the conditions for human civilization to flourish. It's a delicate balance on the verge of collapse, due to our reliance on burning fossil fuels.Ira talks with paleoclimatologist Dr. Michael Mann about his forthcoming book Our Fragile Moment: How Lessons from Earth's Past Can Help Us Survive the Climate Crisis, about the importance of understanding our planet's climate history, and strategies to get policymakers to take action before it's too late to reverse some of the worst consequences of climate change.Mann is a professor of earth and environmental science and director of the Penn Center for Science, Sustainability and the Media at the University of Pennsylvania, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Read an excerpt of the book on sciencefriday.com The Climate Movement Should Be FunnierHow do you know that climate change is funny? Even the Antarctic ice sheets are cracking up.The climate crisis is no joke, but that doesn't mean we can't laugh about it. Research suggests that comedy is a powerful way to connect people and get them to empathize with a cause—and the climate crisis is a pretty big one.So what does science say about the power of a good laugh? And how does that fit into the climate movement?Ira talks with Esteban Gast, comedian in residence at the clean energy non-profit Generation 180, and Dr. Caty Borum, executive director of the Center for Media & Social Impact at American University. To stay updated on all-things-science, sign up for Science Friday's newsletters.Transcripts for each segment will be available the week after the show airs on sciencefriday.com.
A powerful buzzword reappears: "dictator." The German foreign minister's remark follows a similar comment from U.S. President Joe Biden in June—both of them using the term to describe Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping. Leadership for life, a one-party system, and mass censorship? Is the dictator description accurate? ⭕️ Watch in-depth videos based on Truth & Tradition at Epoch TV
STEVEN MOSHER, President, Population Research Institute, Author, “Bully of Asia: Why China's Dream is the New Threat to the World,” @StevenWMosher A “multidimensional” crisis in China How the CCP is destroying China's economy Are senior members of the CCP starting to turn against Xi Jinping? Analyzing the reported numbers of China's population Would China use nuclear weapons against the U.S.? BRANDON TROSCLAIR, Candidate, Louisiana Secretary of State Issues with the voting system in the state of Louisiana Can elections in Louisiana be audited? What is being proposed to alleviate these voting problems? PETER HUESSY, Senior fellow at Hudson Institute Comparing China's ICBM arsenal to the U.S. Why is China building up their nuclear weapons program? Does the United States posses a proper nuclear deterrent? The need to upgrade the United States' missile defense systems
China's President Xi Jinping is absent from this year's United Nations General Assembly, but he's certainly being talked about. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who also skipped the meeting, is moving the United Kingdom away from its previously hostile stance toward China, arguing that boycotting Beijing is not an option amidst the many global challenges requiring cooperation. He has angered many in his right-wing governing party, particularly longstanding China hawks like former leader Iain Duncan Smith. One Decision's Julia Macfarlane sits down with the UK's UN Ambassador Barbara Woodward, who served as their first female Ambassador to Beijing to discuss UK relations with China and Sir Richard Dearlove joins Julia to discuss his takeaways and Russia's role in the UN Security Council.
Western governments, led by the U.S., have been taking a harder line on trade with China. At stake is global economic leadership, particularly in vital technologies from semiconductors to Artificial Intelligence to electric vehicles, as well as cooperation on climate goals. But how united are the U.S. and Europe on how to approach trade relations with China? What steps are big companies taking as tensions with Beijing rise, and how is Beijing responding?In this episode, Asia Matters' Andrew Peaple is joined by Emily Benson from the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Alicia Garcia-Herrero at the European think-tank Bruegel.
Sinds 2019 vergroot China zijn greep op Hongkong steeds verder. Vrijheden die het eiland jarenlang bezat, brokkelen verder af en mensen verlaten massaal het land. China-correspondent Garrie van Pinxteren keerde vier jaar na haar laatste bezoek terug en vertelt hoe de vrije stad die ze ooit kende nu voorgoed lijkt te zijn veranderd.Heeft u vragen, suggesties of ideeën over onze journalistiek? Mail dan naar onze ombudsman via email@example.comGast: Garrie van PinxterenPresentatie: Floor BoonRedactie: Ignace Schoot & Iris VerhulsdonkMontage: Bas van Win Coördinatie: Henk Ruigrok van der Werven Verder lezenDe uitstroom uit Hongkong is groot en gênant voor China. ‘Het Hongkong waar ik vandaan kom, bestaat niet meer'Ook in het Hongkongse museum M+ verdwijnen kritische kunstwerken in het depot In Hongkong durven leraren alleen letterlijk voor te lezen wat ze van de overheid krijgenIn Hongkong weet de pers niet hoe vrij de pers nog isZie het privacybeleid op https://art19.com/privacy en de privacyverklaring van Californië op https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
With two million active soldiers, China has the largest military in the world. But does it know what it's doing? Even with some of the most advanced military tech in the world their ability to use it is unclear. Laura Makin-Isherwood speaks to Timothy Heath, senior international defence researcher at the RAND Corporation, to find out if Xi's army is something we should be worried about – or if they have all the gear and no idea. "Xi's army has no experience operating large combat forces on another continent." “As the Chinese developed their economic ties, they are also sharing their preferred political values.” “The Chinese military conscripts a quarter of their force because they cannot attract enough volunteers.” www.patreon.com/bunkercast Written and presented by Laura Makin-Isherwood. Producer: Liam Tait. Audio editor: Jade Bailey. Managing editor: Jacob Jarvis. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Group Editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production. Instagram | Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
O presidente Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva discursou na abertura da Assembleia-Geral da ONU, em Nova York, nesta terça-feira, e enfatizou o resgate ao universalismo em sua política externa e que o Brasil está de volta para contribuir na resolução dos problemas globais. O mandatário brasileiro também cobrou os países ricos que mantenham a sua promessa de uma contribuição de US$ 100 milhões para o Fundo Amazônia. O mandatário brasileiro também sinalizou a necessidade de uma reforma na governança global. Tradicionalmente o Brasil é o primeiro a falar no evento, que está esvaziado em 2023, sem as presenças de políticos importantes como o presidente da China, Xi Jinping, o presidente da Rússia, Vladimir Putin, o primeiro-ministro do Reino Unido, Rishi Sunak, e o mandatário francês, Emmanuel Macron. O problema para Lula é que hoje a posição do Brasil na política externa exige um equilíbrio muito mais complexo que em seus dois mandatos anteriores. O País precisa se reposicionar após a desastrosa relação com outras nações do governo Bolsonaro. No entanto, Lula tem se mostrado menos habilidoso do que em seus governos anteriores para tratar questões internacionais. Afinal, o que o discurso de Lula na ONU pode mostrar de caminhos para a política externa brasileira? No ‘Estadão Notícias' de hoje, vamos conversar sobre o assunto com a professora de Relações Internacionais da ESPM Denilde Holzhacker. O ‘Estadão Notícias' está disponível no Spotify, Deezer, Apple Podcasts, Google podcasts, ou no agregador de podcasts de sua preferência.Apresentação: Emanuel Bomfim Produção/Edição: Gustavo Lopes, Jefferson Perleberg e Laís Gottardo Sonorização/Montagem: Moacir BiasiSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kina kartlägger Taiwan med avancerade militärdrönare. Taiwan å sin sida ser ett nytt hot i de obemannade farkosterna och vill svara med en egen robotarmé. Hör även om Kinas försvunne försvarsminister. Under den gångna helgen har Taiwan observerat en av de största kinesiska militärövningarna i sin omgivning. Mer än 100 kinesiska militärflygplan flög i området och ett 40-tal har kommit in över medianlinjen mitt i Taiwansundet. Vid sidan om de konventionella stridsflygen och fartygen har kinesiska drönare blivit en allt vanligare syn runt och över Taiwan. Kina satsar nu stort på obemannade farkoster inom det militära. Hör om de militärstrategiska aspekterna av Kinas stora drönarsatsning och om hur Taiwan kan och vill försvara sig. Den senaste utvecklingen i sundet och Kinas intensiva propaganda riktad mot Taiwan spelar nu också in i den taiwanesiska valrörelsen som börjar komma igång. Ministrarna som försvinner under XiSamtidigt hopar sig nu frågetecken om vem i Kina som egentligen basar över Taiwan-politiken och de militära aktiviteterna runt ön. Den senaste stora övningen sker samtidigt som försvarsministern Li Shangfu är försvunnen sedan flera veckor. Enligt källor till internationella medier utreds Li Shangfu för korruption. Li är den andra högt uppsatta politikern i Kina som försvinner på kort tid. Händelserna ser inte bra ut för Xi Jinping, men kan också ses som en maktdemonstration. Paralleller kan dras till hur partiet och systemet fungerade under Mao. Medverkande: Hanna Sahlberg, Kinakommentator. Björn Djurberg, Kinakorrespondent. Martin Hagström, forskningsledare vid FOI.Programledare: Karin TöttermanProducent: Therese RosenvingeTekniker: Alma Segeholm
Ten years ago Xi Jinping announced the “project of the century”, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Over the last decade, more than 150 countries have signed up to Mr Xi's global infrastructure project. In this first episode of a two-part look at the BRI, Alice Su, The Economist's senior China correspondent, travels to Laos to assess the impact of the project. She rides a train from Luang Prabang to the Chinese border, on a railway built by China. She and David Rennie, our Beijing bureau chief, ask who gains more from the Belt and Road Initiative: a host country like Laos; or Beijing? Runtime: 43 minSign up for Economist Podcasts+ now and get 50% off your subscription with our limited time offer. You will not be charged until Economist Podcasts+ launches.If you're already a subscriber to The Economist, you'll have full access to all our shows as part of your subscription.For more information about Economist Podcasts+, including how to get access, please visit our FAQs page. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
At the United Nations General Assembly, more than a hundred world leaders are gathering to discuss pressing world issues, from climate to grinding poverty. But Russian president Vladimir Putin and Chinese president Xi Jinping are missing in action; and the Ukraine war is diverting attention from other vital priorities, like climate change or promoting global equality. Ireland's Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told fellow leaders, “We are not where need to be” in meeting these sustainable development goals. Also on today's show: Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong; NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg; author Diana B. Henriques To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Get your week started with this Monday edition of The Brett Winterble Show! Brett starts his program off with a discussion about "woke-ness," in the United States military as well as the mysterious matter of the lost F-35 plane near Charlotte + why he thinks there is a certain "tolerance of theft," in society today. We're also joined by our expert on Chinese affairs and friend of the program Gordon Chang to talk about the United Nations meeting upcoming in New York City, including those who are going to be noticeably absent in Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping. Gordon explains some of the problems facing the United States as well as the United Nations ahead of the meetings. In the third hour we're joined by Bo Thompson for the week's first edition of Crossing the Streams to talk about the Carolina Panthers playing on an experimental version of Monday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints. Bo explains why he is selfishly happy with the kick time of around 7:00 + he and Brett talk about just how far they think schedule experimentation in the NFL will go. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Tune in here to listen to our latest visit with Gordon Chang about the upcoming UN Security Council meeting in New York City. Brett and Gordon get the conversation started by discussing the United Nations meeting upcoming in New York City, including those who are going to be noticeably absent in Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping. Gordon explains some of the problems facing the United States as well as the United Nations ahead of the meetings. They also dive into a talk about the F-35 airplane that went missing this weekend near Charlotte. Brett and Gordon talk about the different theories about what took so long for that particular aircraft in the air in the first place as well as if they think the Chinese are hoping to get ahold of the technology + Gordon then shares what he thinks President Joe Biden will focus on with his remarks to the United Nations. Brett and Gordon talk about what they think will be the administration's biggest talking points + why they think his priorities are in the wrong place. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Chinese Communist Party is facing some strong headwinds, and there are signs that Xi Jinping might be in trouble. In this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss what would happen if the Chinese Communist Party were to fall, what might happen if Xi Jinping were overthrown, and how western democracies could easily win back some of the nations that China has begun to control. Joining us in this episode of Cleo Paskal, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
durée : 00:58:12 - Cultures Monde - par : Julie Gacon, Mélanie Chalandon - Il y a dix ans, Xi Jinping lance l'initiative dite " One Belt, One Road" pour parler de projets d'infrastructures et de transports routiers et maritimes financés par la Chine et destinés à la relier à l'Europe, via l'Asie centrale, l'Asie du Sud et le Moyen-Orient. - invités : Nadège Rolland Directrice d'études chinoises au National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), un centre de recherches basé à Seattle et Washington; Emmanuel Lincot Professeur à l'Institut Catholique de Paris, chercheur associé à l'Iris et sinologue; Julien Thorez Géographe, chargé de recherche au CNRS, responsable de l'Atlas numérique Cartorient
Yes23's latest ad uses guilt-trip tactics to flip voters, Chris Bowen's anti-nuclear tirade sparks a heated debate on energy. Plus, China's defence minister joins the missing persons list of people under Xi Jinping's government.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Marxism-Leninism in China is based on Stalin's brand of communism that was embraced by Mao, who combined it with the classical Chinese dynasty system. Under Mao, enemies within the Chinese Communist Party and outside it were dealt with ruthlessly under the dictim "I live, you die." This version of Chinese communism is now being revived by Xi Jinping, a true believer in Stalinism and Maoism. The counterproposal section addresses the need for a new God-centered worldview as a solution to both communism and secular humanism. The news portion discusses proposed legislation that would teach the realities of communism in middle and high schools. The interview is with a remarkable American woman, Xi Van Fleet, a survivor of the Cultural Revolution who talks about her forthcoming book, Mao's America.
Why did Chinese President Xi Jinping snub the G20 in India last week? What is his motivation for moving Beijing further away from the West? In this episode of Global Truths, Dr Keith Suter discusses China's move toward establishing greater ties with what's called the BRIC group of developing nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The world is watching Xi's every move as he rallies to rejuvenate a failing economy while keeping up appearances of a global power on the rise.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Venezuela tendrá elecciones presidenciales en 2024 y Nicolás Maduro trata de acumular apoyos. El presidente venezolano se ha desplazado a China, uno de los principales acreedores del país latinoamericano, en busca de más inversiones con las que paliar la maltrecha situación de su economía. El presidente venezolano Nicolás Maduro cierra este jueves una visita de siete días a China en las que ambos países aseguran haber elevado su nivel de cooperación y entendimiento. Maduró visitó varias ciudades antes de llegar a Pekín para el plato fuerte, la reunión anunciada por su homólogo Xi Jinping.“Cuanto más líquido mejor”¿Qué busca Maduro? Según explica a RFI el economista venezolano Ángel García Banchs, inversiones en el sector del petróleo, pero sobre todo, liquidez: “Desde un enfoque de economía política no es otra cosa sino dinero, recursos. Cuanto más líquido mejor. Pues hay unas elecciones que se tienen que llevar a cabo, y por supuesto no alcanzan de la factura petrolera, dado que contrario al objetivo de China, que siempre contribuyó para que Venezuela produjese más petróleo, lo que ha ocurrido en los últimos años es que la producción petrolera se ha desplomado”.De acuerdo con el Centro de Investigación Chino Latinoamericano, la deuda de Venezuela con el gigante asiático supera los 11.000 millones de dólares. Para García Banchs, las inversiones chinas tenían como fin el acceso al petróleo venezolano, pero la corrupción ha impedido que estas ayudas potencien el desarrollo del sector en el país latinoamericano, lo que ahora lleva al recelo de Pekín. “Una cosa es la China y la relación de China con Venezuela hace digamos, 15 años atrás, y otra cosa es hoy. La verdad es que los entregables prometidos nunca llegaron. ¿Cuáles eran esos entregables? Una industria petrolera que incrementara su producción para poder garantizar a China por la vía del acuerdo bilateral hacerse de recursos petroleros, en este caso distintos commodities que tiene Venezuela, pero fundamentalmente petróleo. Y esa asignación de recursos hacia la corrupción en vez de hacia el desarrollo de la industria, ha significado que evidentemente los entregables no han llegado”, precisa el economista.“La confianza se perdió”Con motivo de la visita, ambos países han anunciado la firma de hasta 31 tratados, los principales de índole económico. Sin embargo, García Banchs entiende que se trata más bien de un gesto que de una inversión real.“Puede llegar algo, sí, pero jamás llegaría lo que desea Maduro que llegue y será para mantener las relaciones, pero no para escalarlas ni nada por el estilo. Digamos, sobre todo más promesas es lo que pueden venir, más que entregas de liquidez de aquí a las elecciones, por una razón muy sencilla: la confianza se perdió”, concluye el analista.
In 1999 in the wake of the Kosovo conflict Gilbert Achcar published a book titled 'The New Cold War: The World After Kosovo'. At the time, describing tensions between the United States, Russia and China in terms of "a cold war" seemed to many to be outlandish hyperbole, or very premature at best. Now, of course the use of the term to describe the global situation is increasingly commonplace, but if we are indeed in a cold war - the question arises - when did it begin? Should it be dated in Russia's case to the 2008 Georgia war, in China to the rise of Xi Jinping and the repression in Hong Kong - or do we need to think back much further? In today's episode Gilbert Achcar joins the show to discuss his new book, 'The New Cold War: The US, Russia and China - From Kosovo to Ukraine', in which he builds upon his earlier work to argue that the current situation is rooted in events and key decisions made during the 1990s, including the devastating collapse of the Russian economy, the failure to create a new security architecture in Europe after the end of the cold war, and in increasing US-China tensions over Taiwan and other security matters, which were obscured by the deepening economic integration of the two states at the time. In the following interview we discuss these topics, as well as why Gilbert thinks its appropriate to describe Vladimir Putin's regime as neofascist, why recognising NATO enlargement as being a vector for Russian nationalism does not in any way justify the invasion of Ukraine, and we also talked about what Gilbert thinks a more just international order might look like.
New relationships are growing and strengthening among countries in the Global South. Leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting, while Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro traveled to Beijing to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping. What do these big geopolitical shifts mean for the residents of the Global South and the globe? Brian Becker is joined by Ben Norton, an investigative journalist based in Latin America, and editor of the independent news website Geopolitical Economy Report at geopoliticaleconomy.com. Please make an urgently-needed contribution to The Socialist Program by joining our Patreon community at https://www.patreon.com/TheSocialistProgram. We rely on the generous support of our listeners to keep bringing you consistent, high-quality shows. All Patreon donors of $5 a month or more are invited to join the monthly Q&A seminar with Brian.
Two world leaders, Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin, did not attend the Group of 20 summit held in New Delhi, which concluded on Sunday. Erin Walsh, senior research fellow for international affairs in The Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center, says that “clearly, the two of them made a decision that they weren’t […]
Two world leaders, Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin, did not attend the Group of 20 summit held in New Delhi, which concluded on Sunday. Erin Walsh, senior research fellow for international affairs in The Heritage Foundation's Asian Studies Center, says that "clearly, the two of them made a decision that they weren't going to show up.""[A]nd they want to create their own new rules, and new economy, and new standards, and new world, for that matter; for the world to play by the rules that they set forward, and I think that this was a first stab at that," Walsh says. "So, we're going to have to wait and see what happens at the upcoming [Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation] summit, but it's clear that they wanted to do that," she says, adding:And also, the fact that I think China was pouting because they are not supportive of India, there's tension between the two nations, and China wants to show that they had the upper hand and would not go to India, on [Indian Prime Minister Narendra] Modi's soil, to pay that kind of respect. And so, that tells you something about Xi Jinping, which is more than we probably want to know.APEC will host its summit in mid-November in San Francisco. Walsh joins today's episode of "The Daily Signal Podcast" to discuss President Joe Biden's recent comments that he doesn't "want to contain China" and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's meeting with Putin. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We meet the Chinese property tycoon and multi-millionaire who, along with his then-wife, once moved in the highest echelons of power in Beijing. But the couple fell foul of the Chinese government during Xi Jinping's inexorable rise to power and in 2017 Desmond's ex-wife was abducted – he says by the Chinese state. She vanished for two years and even now is restricted in her movements, although she's never been charged with any crime. Mr Shum now lives in the UK, from where he gave us his extraordinary account of business life at the highest level in China. And he tells us why he thinks the current Chinese economy is rotten to the core. Presenter: Ed Butler (Image: Desmond Shum. Credit: Desmond Shum)
La cumbre del G20 que tuvo lugar en Nueva Delhi este fin de semana concluyó sin más resultado que un comunicado final en el que los integrantes del grupo denunciaban el coste de la guerra en Ucrania, pero eliminando aristas y afirmaciones problemáticas como las que emplearon el año pasado tras la cumbre de Bali. En aquel momento se pensaba que, de un modo u otro, se conseguiría llegar a un acuerdo de paz satisfactorio para ambas partes en breve, pero no ha sido así. La guerra encadena ya 18 meses y no tiene pinta de resolverse a corto plazo. La tensión generada por una guerra tan larga y sin final a la vista hizo temer que el G20 no se pusiese de acuerdo para un comunicado conjunto. Pero el sábado por la tarde el primer ministro indio, Narendra Modi, anunció que por fin había consensuado un documento. La declaración final evitaba nombrar a Rusia, se limitaba a decir que, “conforme a la Carta de Naciones Unidas, todos los estados deben abstenerse de la amenaza o el uso de la fuerza para buscar adquisiciones territoriales contra la integridad territorial y la soberanía o la independencia política de cualquier Estado", pero evitando recordar las resoluciones de la ONU de 2022 que condenaban la invasión rusa. Para esquivar posibles inconvenientes la declaración hacía hincapié en el impacto de la guerra en la seguridad alimentaria, la interrupción en las cadenas de suministro y el alza de los precios. La cuestión era no predisponer ni a Rusia ni a Estados Unidos y sus aliados contra el documento y Modi lo consiguió empleando un lenguaje extremadamente alambicado y que venía a no decir nada. El Gobierno ruso, representado en la cumbre por el ministro de exteriores Sergei Lavrov (Putin sigue sin prodigarse por el extranjero por miedo a ser detenido y entregado al Tribunal Penal Internacional), se felicitó por el contenido de la declaración que, a su juicio, logra un equilibrio entre las opiniones del llamado sur global y de las potencias occidentales. Joe Biden si se desplazó hasta Delhi para encabezar la delegación estadounidense. Allí anunció que tiene previsto construir un corredor comercial que una Europa, Oriente Medio y el sur de Asia. El corredor se sustanciaría en un acuerdo al que se sumarían los países del golfo Pérsico y la India. Esa sería la respuesta de Washington a la nueva ruta de la seda promovida por el régimen chino, pero, al menos por ahora, esto queda exclusivamente en el ámbito declarativo. No hay un plan detrás ni unos plazos de ejecución, pero supone un esfuerzo para contrarrestar la influencia china en aquella región. Xi Jinping no pudo dar réplica porque tampoco asistió a la cumbre, en su lugar envió a su primer ministro Li Quiang. El gran vencedor de una cumbre que no ha servido para nada ha sido, de cualquier modo, Narendra Modi, que ha empleado el evento como reclamo propagandístico dentro de su país y que, aprovechando la ausencia de Xi Jinping y de Vladimir Putin, ha sacado pecho exhibiéndose como un estadista de talla global frente a los medios de todo el mundo. El protagonismo de Modi ha sido absoluto frente al de las potencias europeas que han pasado completamente desapercibidas. Modi y Biden dominaron la cumbre de Nueva Delhi. Putin y Xi Jinping la ignoraron, pero tuvieron más impacto en la agenda que los siete líderes europeos que asistieron en persona. En La ContraRéplica: - Yolanda Díaz y Puigdemont - Mayotte y Reunión - El golpe de Pinochet · Canal de Telegram: https://t.me/lacontracronica · “Hispanos. Breve historia de los pueblos de habla hispana”… https://amzn.to/428js1G · “La ContraHistoria de España. Auge, caída y vuelta a empezar de un país en 28 episodios”… https://amzn.to/3kXcZ6i · “Lutero, Calvino y Trento, la Reforma que no fue”… https://amzn.to/3shKOlK · “La ContraHistoria del comunismo”… https://amzn.to/39QP2KE Apoya La Contra en: · Patreon... https://www.patreon.com/diazvillanueva · iVoox... https://www.ivoox.com/podcast-contracronica_sq_f1267769_1.html · Paypal... https://www.paypal.me/diazvillanueva Sígueme en: · Web... https://diazvillanueva.com · Twitter... https://twitter.com/diazvillanueva · Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/fernandodiazvillanueva1/ · Instagram... https://www.instagram.com/diazvillanueva · Linkedin… https://www.linkedin.com/in/fernando-d%C3%ADaz-villanueva-7303865/ · Flickr... https://www.flickr.com/photos/147276463@N05/?/ · Pinterest... https://www.pinterest.com/fernandodiazvillanueva Encuentra mis libros en: · Amazon... https://www.amazon.es/Fernando-Diaz-Villanueva/e/B00J2ASBXM #FernandoDiazVillanueva #g20 #india Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals
President Joe Biden is wrapping up a tour of Asia, stopping by Vietnam after the Group of 20 summit in India's capital. The weekend event saw a notable absence from Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who hasn't missed a G20 summit since taking office a decade ago. What does his no-show mean for the gathering? ⭕️ Watch in-depth videos based on Truth & Tradition at Epoch TV
For a long time, there was a pervasive belief in Washington and other western capitals that China would liberalize once it's population had obtained a certain amount of prosperity. What many people failed to understand was the ideology that drove the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and how it could employ capitalism to a communism end. Without a true understanding of what communists believe, it can be easy to fall prey to what they preach, which is very different from what they practice. In this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss the core beliefs of Xi Jinping and the Communist Party, the connection between progressivism and communism, and how the US can help Chinese people topple the Chinese Communist Party. Joining us in this episode is Brad Thayer, director of China policy at the Center for Security Policy and co-author of “Understanding the China Threat”.
U.S. President Joe Biden has called on G20 leaders to further support the World Bank and other multilateral development banks to increase their ability to support low and middle-income countries. Biden has previously said that developing countries need to reduce their dependence on China and help them recover from the effects of Russia's war on Ukraine. Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo discusses the President's recent trip to Asia, as well as China's economic weakness and Xi Jinping's leadership. After leading PayPal, Facebook messenger, and Meta's payments venture, David Marcus has co-founded Lightspark, a bitcoin-based payments network built on the Lightning network. He shares his take on the current state of crypto and on a new era of a maturing bitcoin. Plus, Smucker has agreed to pay $5.6 billion to acquire Hostess Brands, and 19-year-old Coco Gauff became the latest Black American woman to leave a history-making mark on the most sacred grounds of U.S. tennis.Wally Adeyemo - 10:50David Marcus - 25:37In this episode:David Marcus, @davidmarcusWally Adeyemo, @TreasuryDepSecAndrew Ross Sorkin, @andrewrsorkinJoe Kernen, @JoeSquawkBecky Quick, @BeckyQuickKatie Kramer, @Kramer_Katie
In today's podcast on macro and FX we discuss the ongoing strength of USD which is a function of relative weakness in Europe and China, and to what extent the US inflation report on Wednesday will impact the USD trade. China has been in focus a lot lately as its real estate sector is in a deep crisis, but last week a ban of Apple's iPhones brought geopolitics back into focus. We also discuss what China's next potential policy move is to offset the recent weakness and how we should think about the weekend's G20 meeting with China's Xi Jinping not showing up. Finally, we discuss Europe's economy, inflation outlook and the tough decision for ECB on Thursday given the slowing growth and stubborn inflation, with Peter Garnry and Charu Chanana. Read daily in-depth market updates from the Saxo Market Call and SaxoStrats Market Strategy Team here. Click here to open an account with Saxo
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China’s president Xi Jinping won’t be at this weekend’s G20 summit in India. Could his absence be due to geopolitical tensions or economic troubles at home? We’ll check in with Marketplace’s China correspondent Jennifer Pak. Plus, Apple feels the fallout from further iPhone bans for Chinese government employees and the services sector has a sunny economic outlook.