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Jun 5, 2009 12:30am EDT
your land and your chosen people. may your righteousness shine like the sun, all over china. may your mercy and love flow from heaven like a mighty river upon that land. in jesus christ's holy name we pray. amen. and god bless all. thank you. >> thank you, father. i am now very pleased to call to the podium, dr. lee, president and founder of initiatives for china, a former political prisoner in china and a veteran of the tiananmen square movement. dr. lee. >> ladies and gentlemen, [speaking foreign language] ladies and gentlemen we gather today after the passage of 20 years, there are those today who wish to have legacy of tiananmen by saying that democracy has many faces. and western style democracy is not for china. some even say that the chinese people do not want democracy. some say that for the sake of liberty china needs a strong, single party government. any logic of this reasoning quickly reveals as self-serving rhetoric designed to rationalize the legitimacy of absolute power. if one accepts this logic, then one must also accept the concept of slavery. that some people actual
CSPAN
Jun 7, 2009 2:30am EDT
citizens of beijing. it's unsurpassed in the 20th century and we're proud he is from china. though he has never received any award, it is inconsequential, for he will continue to receive praise from generations to come and that is not bound by nationality and that is the highest praise of all. she also asked me in her email what has the unknown rebel done for the world. i answered, he has set an example for humanity and he has shown us that peace is far more powerful than any tanks or violence. when conshe knowable men in all humanity witness that scene, no one, no one -- look at that, tell me, do you notice the tanks? instead all we will notice is the power of that one man. what we know is that he, a mere mortal man, and the righteousness that symbolizes are far more powerful than any tanks or weapons. in conclusion, i would like to reiterate that justice is far more powerful than violence and that peace will triumph violence. our mission is to severely punish the corrupt officials in china, to end the chinese communist one party authoritarian regime and create the third republic. we fir
CSPAN
Jun 12, 2009 5:00pm EDT
envoy on climate change said that the talks with china did not achieve any breakthroughs. he did say the two countries would continue to discuss the issues leading up to a climate change summit in copenhagen, denmark later this year. his remarks will be followed by the daily briefing with spokesman philip crowley. he talks about efforts to resettle a group of chinese muslims known as the uyghers. >> he served in the white house from 1983 to 1999 where he worked on these kinds of issues, issues of climate change. also from 1999 to 2001, he advised the secretary of treasury. the policy and politics of broader range -- of a broader range of economic issues. he was a senior fellow at a center -- at the center for american progress. again, i want to welcome mr. stern. he will make some introductory marks and take questions. >> thanks very much. welcome, everybody. i thought i would give you a little background on the trip to china. i think we had a very constructive set of meetings there. we went to china with the intention of having in-depth conversations about climate change and the cop
CSPAN
Jun 13, 2009 12:00pm EDT
china shares deep concern about north korea's recent actions and strong commitment to achieve denuclearization. there's a wide you, mr. ambassador, that if china really had to squeeze the north korean neighbor on the issue of the denuclearization, they could accomplish this in the way that really no other country on the globe can do. did you find their concern to be deeper and their commitment to be stronger than before the missile test and nuclear test, and would he speak to this lightly held view that i mentioned, that china really could accomplish this if they were of mind to? >> i think first it is fair to say that we found china very concerned, acutely concerned about what north korea has done and is doing in the nuclear field and the area of missile technology. they recognize perhaps more than anyone else these moves by north korea can have a very deleterious effect on security arrangements throughout northeast asia and specifically on the korean peninsula, and they realize this is not in their interest. i can't speak for the government of china obviously, only to say th
CSPAN
Jun 25, 2009 2:30pm EDT
countries, now we're talking about china and indian and mexico. we provide the leadership and they'll follow. the recent actions by the obama administration and by china and and other developing countries continue to prove why you have the the opposite. they continue to confirm what i've been saying, arguing for in the past decade, even if we do act the rest of the world will not. if you can believe and there are fewer people every day that believe that science has settled and man-made gases, co2, methane, are causing global warming. there are few people left who really believe that. if you are one of those who still believe that, stop and think. why would we want to do something unilaterally in america? it doesn't make sense. the logic is not tkoeuflt understand. carbon caps according to reams of independent analysis will severely damage america's economic global competitiveness by raising the cost of doing business here relative to other countries, like china. and then -- where they have no mandatory carbon caps. so the jobs and business would move overseas, most likely to c
CSPAN
Jun 5, 2009 1:00am EDT
sit here 20 years later, living exile with a little hope of ever returning to china. i feel compelled to remind people of the brutality showed by the leadership then in control of china. mainly shao ping. as most of us believe it was his sole decision. and i am compelled in this democracy movement and behalf of those living in china today, to call on the current chinese government to bring freedom to our home land. and to have the courage not to be held captive of the actions held of the predecessors on june 4, 1989. [repeating in chinese] [repeating in chinese] >> that night the chinese government sent massive soldiers and tanks into the square to crush our peaceful demonstration and any hope to consider our request for economic and political reform lead by students. we should be there for 50 days of calm protests and hunger strikes, like in 1976 when the police came in and beat the leaders. we never expected a massacre, beijing city was outraged and the world shocked. [speaking foreign language] >> our dear friend, and other friends who are still in the back, we would love them to c
CSPAN
Jun 17, 2009 8:30am EDT
china for subsidies. as long as the subsidies continue, north korea will continue pretty much the same behavior. the united states is unwilling to push china hard on whether to continue to subsidize north korea and its government. i would suspect at, you know, there will be headlines and talks, but ultimately policies will fail to roll back and contain the program. over the last 10 years, they have moved a couple inches. it is not that china wants north korea to have nuclear weapons. it is that china funds subsidizing the north korean government to be the most convenient way to manage the situation. in making that decision, it is correctly confident that no matter what threats there are two new united states securities, we will not interfere with ships coming into our ports. china can have the u.s. markets and a policy towards north korea. the reason i rank iran first is because the regime is ambitious. north korea's objective is to just dominate people. my concern is they will build tend bombs for themselves and put the 11th on ebay. but as long as the regime survives within its borde
CSPAN
Jun 29, 2009 4:00pm EDT
china had put it under with china's support to pakistan over the last half century and chinese deployment in tibet. it had to look c word -- seaward and protect its oil and gas coming from afric and the middle east all the way back to india. the indian ocean has become very much more important to india. there are increasingly other major powers in the indian ocean finding it as important. if you look getting the's security perspective, you see china everywhere. you see china building port facilities, pakistan, sri lanka, more of the security presence in more of the security presence in sri lanka, cocoa island facilities, and you see over the last year, the chinese naval base, but it can base aircraft carriers, the chinese are quite interested in becoming a major maritime players in the indian ocean as well. you still have to contend with the fact that china has big deployments within tibet, and a border dispute. if you look at the indian/china border, territory claimed by china, ongoing incursions' into this area. again, if you are india, you are becoming a world power, you wan
CSPAN
Apr 2, 2010 2:00am EDT
like to cover their asian allies, there is the question of china. both russia and the united states, not jointly but in bilateral format in parallel should start serious consultations with china on ballistic missile defense so that china does not become an obstacle to russian-american cooperation. we would have to persuade that ballistic missile defense is not against china. america has to be clear on some important issues. is china entitled for its own @@@@@@#&"@ @ @ @ @ @ @ g $n,ku) involved. that is important. my first recommendation to russian government would be to start being very practical and technical on ballistic missile defense. it would be very difficult to come with a grand design of strategic ballistic missile defense because we still have a balance of forces which are targeted at each other. i think that is something that we have to start the list with strategic ballistic missile defense and take care of rogue states who are the most urgent threats. i think russia should be tougher on iran. i think iran has overplayed their cards. iran is treating russia like the tail
CSPAN
Jun 17, 2009 2:30am EDT
. understand that the counterpart agency in china, the counterpart to the consumer product safety commission is working with the commission to resolve this. and that chinese leaders are very aware of it and trying to address it. but it is a very real problem causing people great hardship physically, as well as damage to their property rendering their homes worthless. and i will assure you that if i am confirmed it will be a top priority 20. >> the only thing i would ask, inez, is that a lot of this is taking place in louisiana and florida. they have different climate issues in terms of humidity that folks we have in virginia. and i think we are up to 36 states now who have experienced this problem. it's remarkable to me that the testing and finding the cause is taking this long when it's evident from the families, and then again from even consumer product safety counsel staff that you start to have the ill effects literally just being exposed for a few hours. so i would hope that that money would be well spent to expedite this process, and as you go to the additional testing and i
CSPAN
Jun 17, 2009 8:30am EDT
. this is also part of a broader issue, obviously, with china. and china is clearly the biggest problem worldwide with regard to many products. in louisiana another big concern is contaminated seafood. that's not your jurisdiction, i understand that. but my point is, it's clearly a pattern with regard to china. what are your thoughts about focusing on this chinese pattern to really get some significant new results across-the-board? >> if i'm confirmed one of the first things i will do is meet with a leader of the chinese counterpart which is the administration of quality supervision and quarantine to make clear the importance of china complying with the standards for consumer product safety. i also want to work with the chairman to see if a delegation from this committee would visit china or meet with my counterpart from china if he or she would visit the united states to talk about our concerns. the cpsc has a memorandum of agreement with china which needs to be reviewed. given the large number of imports coming from china. we also communicate through -- the third-party testing
CSPAN
Jun 12, 2009 7:30am EDT
administration should be commended for this strong united outcome and china recognition as well. as north korea's ally and largest trading partner, china can play a role in this peaceful resolution of this crisis. i was in china when north korea conducted its second nuclear test. and i am convinced based on the meetings i had and the language used as well as the body language interpreted that china shares our opposition to the north's pursuit of nuclear weapons. we can all be forgiven for feeling we've been here before. we are now, quote, hip deep into the third north korean nuclear crisis. the first crisis ended in 1994 with the signing of the agreed framework which froze the north's production of plutonium for eight years. and the bush administration confronted the north koreans that it was cheating on the framework but the bush administration ruled out direct talks on the issue the result was the second nuclear crisis, the demise of the agreed framework itself. north korea's withdrawal from the nonproliferation treaty and the quadrupling of the stockpile of fissile material. how we dea
CSPAN
Jun 29, 2009 5:30pm EDT
powers playing a key role in stabilizing afghanistan. the u.s. and eu working together to engage china and india on global climate change. the g-20 bringing together key asian and european partners to address the global on a crisis. if north korea, i do not have to say much about that. security developments in the pacific such as the developer of a long-range ballistic missiles and backed the debate on missiles in europe. i think this link has been apparent since the u.s. entered world war ii double in europe. the council will continue to flood of boat as well in the pacific. and now want to turn the podium over to the hon. walter slocombe, vice chair of the atlantic council and former undersecretary of defense for policy. he will introduce our speaker and later a moderate the q&a session. he's now with kaplan and was a pillar of the atlantic council. he provides me into the rest of our leadership strategic advice as well as sound legal advice and is still free walking around and have not yet been incarcerated. that is because of wall slocombe. i am grateful for your service, and we're
CSPAN
Jun 30, 2009 6:00am EDT
, australia, south korea. the u.s. and the au working together to engage china and india on global climate change. north korea, i do not have to say much about that. the development of long-range ballistic missiles impact the debate in europe. this link has been apparent since the u.s. entered wwii. we will continue to flow our boat in the pacific. so we will now have someone introduce our speaker and later moderate the q&a session. this man is a pillar of the atlantic council. he provides me and the rest of our leadership strategic advice as well as sound legal advice. i am still free and have not yet been incarcerated because of this advice. i am grateful for your service, walt. [applause] [applause] >> thank you. it is a great honor to be asked to introduce that roe keating. he has that kind of resume that mere mortals only dream of. he graduated from the naval academy in 1971. shortly thereafter, began a distinguished career as a legal aviator. the most impressive thing is not the stress on his sleeve or the stars, if he were wearing a slightly different uniform, but it is that he is c
CSPAN
Jun 28, 2009 1:30pm EDT
shipped the equipment to china and to mexico looking for slave wages. i am unemployed and not on the tax roll. i do not have any purchasing power. this company gets tax breaks by moving those jobs abroad. can you comment on that? guest: done a cast -- dynacast has to survive. that is the company you were speaking of. the context is much the fund by the government in washington. it as neglected the fact that some of our trading partners trade for american labor very unfairly. china has an undervalued currency. it intervened in currency markets, buying dollars, converting them to treasury securities and so forth. washington, both the bush and obama administration has been unwilling to stand up to china, and the currency issue. when obama campaign for president, he said the chinese currency needs to be addressed. the treasury secretary said the same thing. their currency is manipulated and needs to be addressed. the currency manipulation creates a subsidy. the treasury department requires to remove that statement from the written text of his speech, because they have privacy for currenc
CSPAN
Jun 5, 2009 6:00am EDT
tiananmen square protest war in washington yesterday talking about human rights in china. that is next on c-span. and topics at 7:00 include president obama's trip to the middle east and health care legislation. washb" washington journal" is ey day at 7. >> this weekend, the midwest's largest literary event on saturday starting at 11:00 eastern and throughout the day. panels and offers on the economy, globalization and the american worker, homosexual rights, the former illinois gov. blagojevich, civil rights and so john netroots, the mob and counterfeiting, and a look at an altar. then stanley greenberg on advising many great leaders. he is interviewed by mary matalin. and on sunday bill ayers, university of illinois professor. we will discuss his latest book. he will take your calls as well as questions from the audience at the literary festival. for a complete schedule of programs and times, go on line. >> now a portion of a rally marking the 20th anniversary of the tiananmen square protests in beijing, china. hundreds were killed in the government crackdown that followed. the event
CSPAN
Jun 6, 2009 11:30am EDT
think for me it is quite obvious that china will become more important, economically, financially, but in one sense i have to say that there is also a huge problem, of course. the environment, the social problems, income inequality. i know that in the united states income inequality is also an issue the income inequality in china is much worse than it is here or in europe. i fear a little bit, i have talked recently to people at the imf will follow up china closely that of a lot of the stimulus problem is window dressing and that the maine publicity avid. in an attempt to push up confidence but that is really the hard practice that shows that it is not that impressive in terms of what really happens and has put extra into the economy. >> and what is the reason to try to make it out more than it is? >> basically the same reasoning as the germans, a free ride on american expansion. >> everybody is waiting for us to buy and i think i like that idea but not doing much. in the book is a bit of a stretch. i will wait for this question. >> you spoke about china. how about india? >> well,
CSPAN
Jun 9, 2009 9:30am EDT
are a lot of players in this, including china. are we speeding too much diplomatic in a nufereability to the chinese government? guest: i think we are. i think in this case we and china do not share interests. think that our main interests and those of our key ally -- and this is important to underscore, our key allies in asia are gentleman pap and south korea. they've sustained the peace with us in asia since world war ii. and i think that our position together with them has been a lot stronger in terms of wanting to disarm north korea than the chinese have. the chinese can fundamentally live with a nuclear north korea as long as there's stability on their boreders. -- borders. host: kim jong il, his son designated as his potential successor. who's in charge? guest: well, it's so hard to know. it's such a totalitarian state with such a news blackout. but it seems from all indications that kim has picked his youngest son early to be his successor. but that doesn't mean the story's over. there could be a power struggle for some time in north korea. the military is very strong as are th
CSPAN
Apr 2, 2010 9:30am EDT
and blaming china and blaming foreign competitors for our woes. i think most of the economists i talk to really believe that free trade is a great thing for the u.s. and the world. but there is a sense that american workers are paying the price as the global economy adjusts. so it is a factor, for sure. host: there is an article this morning -- speaking of china -- hu jintao will be in washington at the summit of world leaders monday and tuesday. and whether or not they should float -- the you want? guest: yes. host: what is the status and what effect does it have on us? guest: many economists believe -- china has a fixed exchange rate, and it is a controlled economy and one of the things the control is the exchange rate versus the dollar. many economists think there are many good reasons china should end this practice. as the dollar has fallen, the value of chinese imports to the united states have fallen and that allows more imports into the united states from china. there are a lot of pushes the rahm award for china to move away from this policy, but it is always in the front
CSPAN
Jun 26, 2009 9:30pm EDT
u.s. can lead on climate change in the world? we can lead when china and india have refused to participate. we can lead when europe is willing to do half of what this bill calls for. we can lead with the rest of the developing world is unable to do anything at all about climate change. some of my idealistic colleagues will say that we have to set a standard for the rest of the world. i say i will not make my constituents poorer so that others can get richer at our expense. my friends, this is the wrong bill at the wrong time for the wrong reason. madam speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. >> the gentleman from california is recognized. >> madam speaker, at this time, and divide -- i am delighted to yield to the gentleman from massachusetts. he is on the select committee of global warming. he has played a fundamental role of shepherding this bill to our committee and working to get it to the floor today. i will yield three minutes. >> i think the gentleman from california. and i think gm and his staff for the outstanding leadership -- i thank him and his staff for the outs
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 1:00am EDT
china or russia or other nations of the rope and to protect ourselves, respond to humanitarian eight -- mentor increases and nuclear threat and a list goes on and on of the different challenges. in my view it requires an annual budget of 4 percent of gdp right now we are about 3.8 percent and total federal spending is over time approximately 20%. we think the defense budget ought to be 20%. those are a lot of percentages i apologize but sometimes we say we are spending so much more than any other nation in the world why should we spend any more with the military? they spend far less but actually i should go behind the numbers didn't report all military spending and the cost of standing up the army were they have not a paid volunteer army that cost is much lower so if you look at a more comparable basis china spends not at 10% of the level but half of the level of the united states if we pay for the same cost and what that suggests did so we really can continue to pare down them military might if we will be confident that we and our friends and interest can be protected around t
CSPAN
Jun 30, 2009 7:30pm EDT
four years ago, if you had said that china, russia, the eu, nato, malaysia, india, the u.s., australia, canada, greece, turkey, would all be working together, that is a pretty interesting mix of countries but that is what we're doing because there is a common concern that we all have and i think we are making some good progress there. it is also an international effort. we created a task force, 151 to be a coordinating element for piracy and right now, the task force is being commanded by a turkish admiral, u.s. ship. >> other questions? >> i will spot here. >> has been some talk lately about getting rid of basically the idea or the goal of being able to fight two major conventional wars in different theaters. it is time to revisit the idea. i wonder what your take is on that and should we not retain the capability to fight, say, north korea and iran should they both flareup at the same time? >> i think that is one of the fundamental questions as we work through the quadrennial defense review is to determine what the needs and how do you put in place these force planning co
CSPAN
Jun 20, 2009 2:00pm EDT
has never been better. and the trafficking is it related to the china, do we have any suggestion or recommendations to the connection with the china and the north korea issue? >> this is actually, i'll take a point of personal and say i care a lot about, because it's a case that i prosecuted earlier in my career involved ethnicically korean women from the parts of china that are near north korea. and one of the things that we see with the ethnicically korean population in that part of china is that neither china or north korea wants to protect that population. north korea is tier 3 and has been for quite some time. one of the things we see as very necessary for north korea to do is to actually screen returnees for trafficking. a lot of people who are caught in china in labor situations or in prostitution, first of all the chinese are not screening them as trafficking victims and we would like to see china do that. but when they deport them back to north korea, we are hearing from nongovernmental organizations and other observers that those victims are being punished for having left
CSPAN
Jun 26, 2009 3:00pm EDT
emits more carbon with its transportation than china, india, and europe combined. we have an opportunity to protect the planet, but unless you're prepared to lead, china and india will continue to pa lute -- pollute more and more. s the first step in this leadership and i urge the courage to vote yes on this legislation today. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back his time. the gentleman -- mr. camp: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from georgia, mr. lender. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. linder: i thank the gentleman for yielding. i want to ask unanimous consent to submit a statement from the record -- for the record but i'm not going to read that statement. i want to respond to the gentleman from connecticut who said we need honesty in this discussion this egentleman from illinois this morning on the rule, the gentleman from illinois said on the rule there's zero peer-reviewed articles by scientists who disagree with the notion that humans are causing global warming. that will come as a
CSPAN
Jun 12, 2009 1:30am EDT
plays back into the politics of china. that is the real security risk to the united states of america and i don't know any other way to stop it, guaranteed it might not work, then through the negotiating process. >> i say respectfully professor of course we want negotiations. the whole point we are making is the north koreans have deliberately walked away from it, have shut missiles across japan and its donough nuclear test. of course we want negotiation but until we really do something as an international community i don't see much movement in that respect. thank you. >> thank you senator lugar. senator corker. >> thank you mr. chairman for this timely hearing. obviously sends mr. sigal, professor sigal that you think that outline that mr. cha is put forth is counterproductive. >> i did not say that. >> so you think the broadness of sort of keeping proliferation from occurring is that is too broad and we ought to focus on the on plutonium? >> what i am saying is you have to do both. we need to be able to in peter the north from getting things it needs, to make more nuclear weapons an
CSPAN
Jun 26, 2009 2:00pm EDT
leave you with empty pockets and no jobs. the jobs will go to china and the economy will go to hell. worse than that, the scientific basis for the claims being made to frighten us into accepting this economy destroying legislation are wrong. wake up america, there hasn't been any global warming, which is what we heard over and over and other again, there hasn't been global warming for 10 years. in fact, the icecaps are melting, yeah, they're melting on mars too. which to any honest discussion would lead to the conclusion that the icecaps are melting and these things are happening because of solar activity, not because of the activity of human beings. the science is wrong, the economics is wrong, you're going to cause great damage to the people of this country to their well being. 6 in the name of phony -- in the name of phony science, there are hundreds and hundreds of scientific leaders like dr. lindzen of massachusetts institute of technology that refuted the arguments. they're pleading with us, pay attention to the good science, don't hurt our people base thond false claim of glo
CSPAN
Jun 14, 2009 10:30pm EDT
afghanistan and iraq is a formula for a future collapse in our ability to cope with china and russia. i appreciate what secretary gates is trying to do. it is impossible to defend this country and to maintain homeland security on the current budget, and we frankly need more retired military people talking out and telling the truth about the decay of our navy, the decay of our air force, and the decay of our long-term capabilities in the current budget constraints. budget constraints. . how do we make america the best place in the world to build the next factory and create the next high-paying job? unless we solve this, we will inevitably cease to be the leading power in the world. nothing keeps me going every day more than the thought that i do not want to turn over to maggie and robert the first generation in american history to have failed to have done its job of fixing the country so our children and grandchildren are better off, not worse off. [applause] >> without a strong economy and without scientific and technological leadership, we cannot sustain our military capabilities. the
CSPAN
Jun 22, 2009 7:00pm EDT
continuing unrest in iran, u.s. relations with china and u.s. navies ongoing surveillance of the north korean ship suspected of transporting beer and nuclear technology. the briefing is conducted by state department spokesman kelly. it's half an hour. >> good afternoon. i think as many of you have heard the secretary on the doctor's advice decided for the g8 foreign ministers meeting and for the lsc meeting has deputy secretary steinberg said just a few minutes ago, he will go for the meeting which is the back end of the trip and undersecretary burns will represent at the g8 foreign ministerial meeting. the secretary was in the office this morning. she attended her morning staff meetings. she's already made a few phone calls. she made a bunch of phone calls over the weekend as well. the first call she made this morning were to foreign minister for teeny of italy and foreign minister of greece to express regret that she wouldn't be able to attend the two meetings. and with that i will take your questions. >> with other calls did she make? >> i know that she has also talked, if mat
CSPAN
Apr 2, 2010 1:30am EDT
that we have that we can share with others. gym has raised in china a number of different times, and i had a great time over 14 years that i was there. bp spent $5 million it was great fun. there are some real strengths that china has. i wouldn't advocate that we take their system, but they have some real strengths. and one of them is china time and the other is china costs. there's an enormous opportunity for us to cooperate with them. there is a place in the north-central part of china and the future of the world energy system is playing out their right now. and the reason that i say it is playing at the right now is partly for the reason that jim has mentioned. the chinese are able to connect rnd with commercialization, and they are really good at doing big demonstration projects. they pick a national champion. they give them the money. they tell them go away and find out what it is we have to do. they built the first thousand line doing exactly that. the world's largest carbon capture and storage projects are going to have it. they will be done by their company and they will be don
CSPAN
Jun 5, 2009 6:30am EDT
with little hope of ever returning to china i feel compelled for the brutality shown to my people in china. many believe it was one man posole decision garrett i am compelled, also, to the name of the democracy movement and on behalf of those living in china today, to call on the chinese government to bring freedom to our homeland. and to have the courage not to be held captive by the actions of the predecessors on june 4, 1989. [speaking in chinese] > that night the chinese government sent tanks in order to shoot and kill and the square. they crushed our peaceful demonstration and squashed any hopes that they would not reconsider our peaceful request for economic, social, and other reforms. we had been there for 50 days of protests and hunger strikes. we were prepared for the worst situation, a crackdown more like the 1976, when the police came in and beat the people and arrested the leaders. we never expected a brutal massacre. the world was oucity was outragd the world was shocked. >> [speaking in chinese] >> our dear friend and some other friends still standing in the back, we
CSPAN
Apr 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
the markets becoming spooked or unstable, so that is why what i had heard in china got my full attention. >> there is a front-page story in the journal this morning about freddie and fannie, and it is very much worth reading. i believe that said there is now 111 billion that has been put in by the federal government, but it is expected that much more will so in effect, it presently looks like the federal government will lose more money and freddie and fannie vanden aig by some markets. >> when i look at these programs overall, we will get every penny we put in the banks back with a profit. and i think when you look at all of the other programs, we may be surprised at what we get back in actually even with freddie and fannie i am thinking the fed will make a lot of money by holding the securities. you are right, in terms of the losses. to me, the important thing about freddie and fannie is right now, the u.s. needs them playing the role they are playing, but one of the things that got us into this problem is not just freddie and fannie but if you look at all of the weight of all
CSPAN
Apr 7, 2010 2:30am EDT
situation. i had, in the book, i recount that i was in china for the alum picks and dare i had, was given to understand that the chinese had been approached by the russians with a suggestion that maybe they could sell some of of the securities together, maybe to test our resolve, who knows and, one of the biggest concerns i had was getting fannie and freddie stabilized and in a sense, we tell the story of how very suddenly we put them into conservatorship, which was essentially guaranteeing their debt because it was in essence an implicit obligation by the united states of america. it was sort of like the banks had their lives in conduits wittes were off-balance edn with implicit guarantees. that was a little bit like what fannie and freddie were. we were racing against time to stabilize those before we knew some bad earnings were going to be coming out from the bank sector in particularly the lehman brothers losses so that was a race against time. we were fortunate that we were able to get it done without the markets becoming spooked or unstable, so that is why what i had heard in
CSPAN
Jun 16, 2009 11:30pm EDT
better. the trafficking has related to china. you have any recommendation to chat and north korea? >> this is something that i care a lot about, because a case that a prosecutor earlier in my career involved korean women from parts of china that are near north korea. one of the things you will see with the ethnically korean population in that part of china is that neither china nor north korea seems to want to protect the population. north korea is tier 3 and has been for quite some time. one thing we have seen in necessary for korea to do is to actually screen returnees for trafficking. a lot of people who are caught in china and in labour situations or in prostitution, first of all, the chinese are not screening them. when they deport them back to north korea, we're hearing from non-governmental organizations that those victims are being punished for having left the country in the first place, rather than actually been given the kind of services and a kind of rehabilitation that a trafficking victim should get under international law. >> thank you all. >> coming up on c-span, a
CSPAN
Apr 4, 2010 12:00am EDT
reassure everybody that i am [unintelligible] i grew up in china. who didn't? my childhood memories are ruined by my [unintelligible] [laughter] when i was an elementary school, as part of the curriculum, [unintelligible] that is where i learned that light travels faster than sound. [laughter] occasionally, he would try to cheer me up with gilts, but he does not do it right. when i was 7, he said to me, " here, son, why is tofu and important to a socialized economy?" five minutes later, i asked him why. he said, because they are simple. i came to the united states when i was wanted for -- when i was 24. dow was not a joke. -- that was not a joke, until now. i was driving in a car with a lot of bumper stickers. one of them said that if you do not speak english, and go home. -- english, go home. i did not know this for tw zero years zerotwo years. -- two years. many times i had to say in public, if you do not speak english, go home. he would ask me what i had to learn to languages. -- two languages. >>i told him that he would haveo sign bills and english and write checks in chinese fo
CSPAN
Jun 30, 2009 8:00am EDT
. ambassador jianmin wu from china. i am sorry. i just got the order wrong. on my immediate right is evgeny velikhov from the russian federation comment and from india, ambassador khan from pakistan, ambassadorsachan from japan, and tony lake from the united states. malcolm rifkind from the united kingdom, major-general tong from the people's republic of china, we also have on the phone with us igor yurgens from moscow. igor yurgens is the chairman of the management board of the institute of contemporary development and enjoys close ties with the presidential administration in russia. i am very briefly going to give you the main results of our deliberations to date. i will make one introductory point, there is a general consensus among the commission that whatever impact, positive impact nuclear-weapons may have had in terms of enforcing deterrence and stability during the cold war, any residual benefits of these weapons have been more than overshadowed in recent years by the growing risks of nuclear proliferation and the related risk of nuclear terrorism. that is why you can see a g
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 4:30am EDT
quick one. many people feel that china has become the bank of the united states. how do you feel about that? >> as to china at the beginning i pointed out that the notion of free trade in a world in which someone is manipulating currency is bizarre. it is bizarre. that does not mean i am a big fan of chuck schumer or any of these people, but it is money. the notion that china which holds quite a lot of our ious that that is somehow of the ninth fact is also crazy. they are coming here next week sometime, and i believe they will agree to modest sanctions on iran. i think they will offer a little bit of currency fluctuation flexibility, in return for cuspsus doing a private agreement to not sell arms to taiwan and a whole bunch of things that they want. the president would not let the dali lama in the front door. he used the back door which he reserves mostly for israelis. [laughter] . india you noticed the president ha .no carrierringconnect 1200 . . so i think we have to stop predatory acts by unculp bents. it wouldn't bother me if we had a rigorous stand in relation to market share. i
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 1:30pm EDT
leverage in the u.s./russia/china relationship. and i think it is worth -- i'll leave you with this thought in my opening remarks. while i think it's appropriate to have modest expectations about -- about the reset with the russians, when i look at the three key security issues driving the relationship, iran, afghanistan, and nuclear security, i would conclude that probably moscow's position on all three of those sets of issues are closer to us than are beijing. and maybe that's something to think about. thanks. >> with that i would like to introduce my colleague, sharon squassoni. sharon is the fellow for our proliferation council and this is her first briefing at csis. >> thanks, andrew. i guess i'm the functional specialist here. i'm going to talk a little bit about the nuclear security summit that will take place in washington next monday. andrew mentioned the sort of three pronged agenda that president obama laid out last april in prague. there's nuclear arms control and disarmament, nonproliferation. and nuclear security. this april summit next week takes place just a month be
CSPAN
Jun 10, 2009 2:30pm EDT
environmental technologies. congressman kirk, macaulay from illinois and i recently returned from china where we met both with chinese leadership and american companies doing business in china. you first, there is a great deal of enthusiasm regarding the interest in energy and climate change cooperation between the u.s. and china. second, however, is a concern that the intellectual property rights owned by those companies selling their clean energy technologies in china and other parts of the world will not be protected. and the green jobs that could be created here at home will be lost. according to the international energy agency, the world needs to invest $45 trillion in energy in the coming decades to have -- to cut in half greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. to meet that goal, clean technology innovation must increase by 100 to 1,000%. the global market for environmental products and services is projected to double from $1.37 trillion per year at present to $2.74 trillion by 2020. according to the american solar energy society by 2030, industries and green collar jobs could provide u
CSPAN
Jun 21, 2009 8:00am EDT
about two months ago concerning china, and the u.s. currency. it is complicated but you say we must be careful. you say it china owns an awful lot of the u.s. guest: i am not a financial expert. i started focusing on it since last september. but i have been reading and talking to experts. mark wolfe of "the financial times" anticipated this would happen. he is the chief financial correspondent, columnist for the paper. he identified this problem. the problem in housing in america including corruption and subprime loans was the product of several things one of which was the extraordinary flood of capital because china, japan, other parts of asia and the middle east were saving more than they could spend. then the fed loosened of the money. also, as that imbalance between us and china grew, the chinese refused to let their currencies and just went bad. the wanted to maximize their exports and minimize our imports. those imbalances exaggerated the problems in our housing market. among those solutions is for the chinese to let their currency reflect the reality of the current accounts a
CSPAN
Jun 23, 2009 8:30am EDT
way. we are helping india, we are helping china produce clean and electricity in that way. the president himself has said that iran has the right to make electricity from nuclear plants, so why should we not in the a weed states. i attended an exciting announcement week ago by a major american supplier which plans to build 125 megawatt small reactors by a company that built most of the small reactors in ute world so it is perfectly capable of doing it. that puts a whole new thrust to ryis because that means that these reactors, if everything prks out as proposed, could be made in american plant, shipped to an american site, they can be prodtogether like lego blocks to ploduce the amount of electricity that is needed and of supplies and products could be made in the united states. as members of the republican conference to say we have our real clean energy policy. it includes electric cars. it includes doubling research. it includes exploration for natural gas and oil. it starts with the idea of building 100 new nuclear power plants in the last -- in the next 20 years. >> senato
CSPAN
Jun 16, 2009 12:30pm EDT
. including russia, china and japan, to make it clear to north korea that it will not find security or respect through threats and illegal weapons. that united international front has been on full display since north korea's ballistic missile test in april and was further galvanized by its recent nuclear tests. on friday, the un security council unanimously adopted a resolution that called for strong steps to block north korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs. now we must pursue a sustained and robust effort to implement this resolution together with our international partners. and in addition to the korean peninsula, we are committed to a global effort to pursue the goal of a world without nuclear weapons. and africa i will be discussing later this summer in moscow and at the g8. so i want to be clear, that there is another path available to north korea. a path that leads to peace and economic opportunity for the people of north korea, including full integration into the community of nations. that destination can only be reached to a peaceful negotiation, but achieve the full
CSPAN
Jun 9, 2009 12:00am EDT
it china or russia. >> you have to do them both. i mean, you can't, you can't just say i don't do strategic surprise, and you have got to, if you have got to be dealing with these most limited extremists who are still trying to think of ways to come at the united states, so it really is a case of priority and emphasis. i think we can discern these sort of countries and issues which are of potential long-term, serious threat to the united states. or a serious interest to the united states. it is worth putting an effort into trying to understand those countries and a very deep and complete way. the same kind of effort we spent on the soviet union during the cold war, the cold war years. there is an area of, there is an area of other concerns. because the consequences might not be quite as catastrophic, we can economize a little bit on the resources there but then if one of them takes a turn that we don't expect, then we are going to have to pile on. dealing with things like these malls of national groups with a great deal of destructive power, with extremely tight security also requ
CSPAN
Jun 30, 2009 5:00am EDT
even, in the countries like china and india were to lose on that, you can be sure that there will be retaliation, you know, certainly in there for legal retaliation because, but china also threatened dumping and also. you can be sure that there is going to be retaliation on that. and so that is a major concern i think. going down to copenhagen, there is a very strong pressure asserted on the outside european side inserted in the u.s. site about bringing in china and india to undertake actually commitments to reduce carbon. on this in china and on the same scale, indian emissions are very well below. it doesn't link them because of sheer size. they are about fourth on absolute levels. if you go by per capita levels in india is only 37. it really is way down there. and i just don't see, i mean, i would like india to take action but personally having looked, and i wrote a long paper on climate change and india three weeks, the last three weeks i have been working on. and in the end i just don't see how india can undertake such commitment at this stage. what you have is a country with 30
CSPAN
Jun 30, 2009 3:00am EDT
he spent a year in china, he has dealt with 60 years' worth of chinese leaders. no other tibetan has that experience and i think in terms of how he would like to see it implemented their lots of people doing heroic projects and tibet. tibetans and westerners going in building schools, building clinics, just doing things that help the chinese population as well as the tibetans and the chinese government of course is grateful when outsiders are doing some of the work with the infrastructure that they could or should be doing and everybody benefits. i think kind of ngo approach insofar as travels to the better possible. i think that is exactly what he would stress and education more than anything. wendy as a free day visiting japan he doesn't spend it cultivating powerbrokers are talking to the media but it goes to high schools and he says these are the real powerbrokers who will be constructing the world and they are the ones we should attend to. i think education is a single foremost priority and anyone who can build schools. in tibet, it is doing everyone a great service. >> pico
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Jun 10, 2009 1:00pm EDT
its promises and to guarantee the safety of china's assets. madam president, i hope this frightens you as much as it frightens me. china is the united states largest foreign creditor, holding an estimated $1 trillion in u.s. government debt. though it may be unlikely due to the complex interdpind not intet relationship we have with china, if china were to call in that debt, sell off its holdings or direct its foreign investments away from the united states, the impact on our economy and our national security would be devastating. i've been saying for years that we cannot allow countries that control our debt to control our future. and the fact is -- and i think this is a statistic most americans are not aware of -- is that foreign creditors have provided 70% of the funds that the u.s. has borrowed since 2001. as a result, 5% of the u.s. privately held debt is held by foreign creditors and that's going to be increased significantly because of all the borrowing we're doing. and mostly foreign central banks. and these lenders are starting to express serious concerns about the status of ou
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