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Nov 12, 2012 9:00am EST
our most informed and prolific journalists. the title is "china airborne." it's about why more than two-thirds of the new airports under construction today are being built in china -- and what this tells us of the chinese determination to modernize and innovate, and how their ambition is going to impact america's role in the world and our lives. it's a book i hope official washington is reading. for 40 years as a national correspondent for "the atlantic" magazine, james fallows was based in washington -- covering politics and culture -- while also traveling and living in asia, including several years in japan and china. once the chief speechwriter for president jimmy carter, and editor of "u.s. news and world report," he's received both the national book award. you can read his blog at jim fallows, it's good to see you. >> thank you so much, bill. honor and pleasure to be here. >> what surprised you about this election? >> i guess what surprised me is, as the results sink in in the days after the election, how thorough going was the repudiation of what had seemed th
Jan 4, 2015 12:00am PST
pntr, that's permanent normal trade relations with china, and nafta, the big money wins. and this is what's going to happen again with tpp if people don't stop it before it gets to the fast track stage. and i guarantee you this is a way to send more jobs particularly to vietnam and malaysia. what's happening now is that labor rates are going up slightly in china. this panics the corporations. they want other places to go. vietnam's an even cheaper labor platform than china and so it's cheap labor coupled with really minimal environmental protection. you can do just about anything you want to. >> i brought two headlines from the same day's edition of the "washington post." one says "obama looking to mend fences with congress is reaching out to democrats." the other one, in the same edition of the "washington post," says "obama says he willing to defy democrats on his support of trans-pacific partnership." what do you make of that? >> well, it's the typical obama. >> well, it's the typical obama. you know during the big -- it goes back. early in his political career, there was a big
Jun 21, 2014 4:30pm EDT
stability can produce some sort of an agreement comparable to nixon's opening to china. that didn't make china our ally. it didn't have the immediate effect of bringing about political change in china. but it did change the strategic balance in ways that were favorable to us and favorable to the rest of the world. >> what is it about how we go to war? we poured blood and treasure into vietnam and iraq and wound up with exactly the opposite consequences that we wanted. we keep repeating here in the same arguments and claims that we should do it again. >> war itself is evil. but war is an evil that should command our respect. war is something that we should not take lightly. we should not discuss frivolously. and i think that that's one of the great failings of our foreign policy establishment. that our foreign policy establishment does not take war seriously. it assumes that the creation of precision guided weapons makes war manageable, removes from war the element of risk and chance that are always inherent in warfare. so these are people who quite frankly most of them don't know mu
Nov 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
partnership is it's an everyone-but-china deal. one of the intentions of the deal is to isolate china. so if you think isolating china is a good thing, then that would be a reason to support the deal. now, in fact, ironically, a lot of the companies that are supporting this deal may not have thought through all of the implications because a lot of them have extended supply chains that go through china. if this disrupts their current supply chains, they might actually have to reorganize their lives a bit more than they had thought. >> our economies are very integrated. one would expect that they'll continue to be integrated. you know, so the idea that we're going to isolate them, i don't really see how that would work in any case. but if that were a goal of policy, if we actually could get to a situation where we did sort of separate the countries, that would not be a pretty picture. so i think we have to look to integrate with them and ideally on better terms than we currently have. >> some people refer to this pacific deal as the "north american free trade agreement on steroids." does th
Nov 7, 2014 6:30pm PST
leaders of japan and china will likely meet one-on-one early next week. government officials from both nations have agreed to arrange the meeting on the sidelines of the asia pacific economic cooperation forum in beijing. it will be the first official summit between the two countries since may of 2012. prime minister shinzo abe has been seeking a meeting with chinese president xi jinping. and he's been laying down the groundwork for the talks. he sent a senior government official to china this week for coordination. the head of the national security secretariat, shotaro yachi, met with chinese state
Jul 13, 2012 11:00pm PDT
know? you load the ships from china for cheap consumer products in walmart here. that is not a world of interconnectedness. the world of interconnectedness would recognize that the rivers of china need to flow, clean and free. it would recognize that the people of china need to exercise in work, in freedom, not as slave labor in factories to produce cheap goods. this corporate globalization, based on more, higher, a deeper reach of corporations in fields where they had no role, food, water, the air, all into commodities, you know. transforming the earth into commodities. that flow is not a flow of interconnectedness. and in fact, it is leading to a disconnection. if you look at the violence being perpetuated. the reason i've written my new book, "making peace with the earth," is because i'm watching every day. i get calls every day from remote areas. "please come down. they're shooting us. they're trying to tear down our sacred mountain of niamgri, which has -- for aluminum. we have an iron ore in our mountains. they're displacing us." every day there's a land war. every day there's
Jun 3, 2013 12:00am PDT
: so how does a cup all the way from china get to czechoslovakia? >> man: alright, uh, belonged to my granddad, he was blacksmith. and he was visited by german in second war, and uh, he must have gone with them to russia because they needed blacksmiths. and uh, in russia, he was captured by russian because he was with german, and they don't kill him because they need blacksmiths. he come home one night in '44 with this cup. >> appraiser: so, whilst he was in russia, he stumbled into a piece of chinese silver from the tang dynasty. >> man: uh, yeah. we have no idea where it come from, and you know, what is that. >> appraiser: well, this does come from the tang dynasty. so your relative was a blacksmith, but the person who made this was, um, a smith of a different sort, going right back to probably the 6th or 7th century a.d. possibly the oldest piece of silver we're going to see today. it is an exquisite little object, and it shows us how sophisticated the tang dynasty in china was at that time. probably more sophisticated than they have ever been since. the smith has actually worked f
Feb 23, 2014 4:30pm PST
millions of people are on food stamps. we incarcerate more people than china, an authoritarian state with four times our population. does anyone see the disparity between this extravagance for the deep state and the penury that is being forced on the rest of the country? that isn't a natural evolution. something made it happen. we're having a situation where the deep state is essentially out of control, it's unconstrained. since 9/11 we have built the equivalent of three pentagons around the dc metropolitan area, holding defense contractors, intelligence contractors, and government civilians involved in the military-industrial complex. there are over 400,000 contractors, private citizens, who have top-secret security clearances. >> and they are heart and soul of the deep state, as you describe it. >> absolutely. >> they're being privatized. which means the power shifts from accountable officials to unaccountable contractors. >> about 70 percent of the intelligence budget goes to contracts. >> how new is this? i mean, back in 2010, the "washington post" published a stunning investigation o
Oct 10, 2012 1:00am PDT
debate. >> china and cuba. we have this very special trade relationship with china. why don't we have the same one with cuba? there are so many different questions. and obviously a little more personals on taxes and promise the. >> yeah. you have been a team now for 25 years. >> right. >> the most successful team, i would say, since huntly brinkley whom you don't remember. i do. long-running team. very successful. what's next for you as journalists? >> i think that making that transition into english language and being able to reach all audiences and what i mean is not only hispanics that speak english but all audiences, to understand who we are. i think to elevate the position of latinos in this country and the role of latinos in this society is something that we sort of take on as a mission. >> to stay relevant it's very challenging right now to stay relevant when you have the internet, when you have social media. it's very difficult that your voice stays relevant and nothing gets lost among the noise. i think that's one of the most important things. and finally it has to do with tr
Sep 9, 2012 6:30pm PDT
, nafta, cafta, permanent normal trade relations with china, will be the greatest thing since sliced bread." all right? the end result is that in the last ten years, we have seen 55,000 factories in america shut down, millions of decent-paying jobs lost. you go out to elderly people and they say, "i can't buy a product made in america anymore. where are the factories? where are the decent-paying jobs?" so i would like to see the president get up there and say, "you know what? we're going to rethink our trade policies. i want corporate america to start investing in america, not in china." other things that he could be doing, certainly, i think the much maligned stimulus bill, to my mind, was one of the most important pieces of legislation passed in my lifetime, in my state, money into bridges, into roads, into head start, into sustainable energy, created 6,000, 7,000 jobs when we needed it a whole lot. you need more of that. i just got off a plane a little while ago. believe me, our airports are in trouble. roads, bridges, schools, water systems, waste water plants. let's put people b
Oct 21, 2013 5:00pm EDT
. just think of it. here will be an administration which is paying interest to china and all the other creditors and is not paying its own veterans, and its own pensioners, and its own elderly beneficiaries of medicare. this would seem to me to be politically virtually impossible situation. and yet they're recommending it. they are recommending that the united states pay its creditors and default on these legally binding obligations. and so, in this situation yes, it might be possible to continue to serve this debt, but it would still be a default. and the default would have moral implications for domestic american politics, which is very clear. you will be defaulting to domestic citizens. but also it would create an enormous recession because instantaneously, even if they cover their interest obligations, the budget deficit will be closed. it's about a little over four percent of gdp, which is a very big sum, instantaneously that will be taken out of the economy and the economy would just as its beginning to recover reasonably well, collapse again. so, in many different levels it seem
May 14, 2012 9:00am EDT
. and tens of millions of dollars to build traffic lights in china. president obama wasted $34 billion on risky investments. the result -- failure. american taxpayers are paying to send their own jobs to foreign countries. tell president obama american tax dollars should help american taxpayers. >> and now here is the almost the almost instant rebuttal. >> hi, i'm stephanie cutter. i'm the deputy campaign manager here at obama for america, and i wanted to arm you with the facts about the latest attack from big oil. you may have heard of the koch brothers. they're secretive oil billionaires bankrolling republican campaigns, and now they're backing mitt romney. pretty simple reason for this. president obama would take away billions of dollars in unnecessary oil tax breaks. mitt romney would protect them. so now they're spending $6 million on an ad that is so blatantly false "the washington post" said they have no shame. let's get the facts out because it's important that you guys know the truth. president obama has helped create hundreds of thousands of clean energy jobs, projects in all
Nov 30, 2014 12:00am PST
care for their kids, who want to send their jobs to china, who want to give tax breaks to corporations, it blows my mind. and that is the issue that we have to figure out. >> but is there no way to make a concerted effort to reach out to conservative working people, people who share, i think, a populous bias in behalf of government by, and for the people. wouldn't you bolster your credentials as someone willing to really shake things up, get beyond this distracting tedium of left and right and horse race mentalities that you're asked about all the time on the radio. is there a way to make a campaign out of that? >> this is something that i'm thinking about hard. when they ask tea party people, and i've seen some of the polls, do you think we should cut social security? you know what they say overwhelmingly? no. should you cut medicare? no. tea party working-class people will be shocked to know that the people who founded the tea party, the koch brothers, want to eliminate social security, medicare, the concept of minimum wage. in other words, the ideology of the koch broth
Aug 19, 2013 9:00am EDT
sus retocaditas. >>> es made in china. >>> se lo retotacÓn si se descompuso algo. >>> eso sÍ. >>> quÉ quieren decir con lo puesto? >>> no, ya sea que te hiciste un retoque en la cara, la nariz, los dientes, el os pechos. >>> las pompis. >>> sigo siendo un clÁsico. >>> sÍ. >>> tengo mÁs de 20 aÑos, lo que necesito. >>> eres vintage. >>> vales mÁs por lo tanto. >>> se ha a comentado. >>> quiere decir karla que no hay mujeres clÁsicas porque todas se hicieron algo. >>> no traigo nada postizo, excepto las pestaÑas. sino parezco sapo por la desvelada. >>> dejen de estar vendiendose. >>> enseÑa el sello de compromiso. >>> ahÍ estÁ ven. >>> le contagiaron las anginas. >>> pensÉ que ibas a decir la papada. >>> si te arreglaron el juanete karla? >>> no. >>> por eso no me opero el juanete, quiero ser clÁsica. >>> le gustan las artes marciales? >>> no. >>> que bueno no voy a dar la noticia, no me da tiempo, hablan tanto. >>> es la segunda vez que se queda. ya breve informativo.. ...las vacaciones de verano se acabaron para miles de niÑos en el condado de prince george's. u
Oct 20, 2012 5:00am PDT
people are being raised up in india and china and now africa. but let's think about how our society and our politics need to change to accommodate this. and no one is doing that. meanwhile the guys at the top who are making -- who are doing so, so well, actually are saying, we need to slant th political system even more in our own favor. >> why are we so passive about this? >> well, i think first of all, the poor in this country have been incredibly demoralized. whether it's the relentless attention of, you know, bill collectors, or if you go to poor neighborhoods. i was out in queens last night interviewing a kid who's been stopped and frisked 70 times ready. he's 22 years old. you have this constant interference by the police, if you live in a bad neighborhood. there are all these obstacles to getting up, and risingup, and having your own voice. and also, i think, in the media we get these res all rightless messages that being poor is your own fault and people who are rich deserve to be rich. a lot of americans are dislusioneddi about their situation. they believe on some level th
May 22, 2012 7:00pm PDT
, they were all fired, the factory was shut down, and was moved to china. those korean guitar workers came to the united states looking for financial help. i offered to play a benefit show on their behalf. but the day before the benefit show, the earthquake in haiti happened. so these korean guitar workers, who had traveled 6,000 miles and were in desperate need for money for themselves, their families, and their strike fund, voted to donate 100% of the proceeds from their benefit show to the haiti relief effort. and i was very moved by that selfless act of international solidarity. that day, i wrote the song "world wide rebel songs," performed it that night, and became the staple, the cornerstone, of my most recent record of the same name. because their selfless act provides a window into the kind of world that i'd like to live in, the kind of world i'd like my children to inherit, the kind of world that i fight for in my music. >> here's the paradox you take me to, though. you sing, "hang on, man. it won't be long." there's something wonderfully promising about that, but als
Mar 2, 2013 5:00am PST
a disadvantage to the rest of the world, to china, to britain, to france. and we're not going to do what we need to really make the advances to keep our way of life and ensure the survival of the human race if we don't teach our students science. he has the freedom to be educated and educate his children the way he sees it. but we have to make a specific distinction. not in the public schools, not in publicly funded private schools, like voucher schools. and definitely not educating other people's children. >> you've taken this fight beyond the louisiana law into the fight against school vouchers. why? >> i didn't initially really care about school vouchers because i was fundamentally a science advocate. and i was worried about evolution. and then last summer i got, a friend sent me an article by alternet that had exposed a school in louisiana in this voucher program that was apparently using curriculum that taught the loch ness monster disproved evolution and the loch ness monster was real. and so it caught my attention. and i said, "well, let me look into this more." and so i pull
Sep 28, 2013 4:00pm PDT
to china, young people get it, they're concerned. they understand that we are running out of time, and they believe more and more that the current adult leadership of the world is betraying their future. but i want to believe that there is enough humanity in all of us, that even the ceo of a coal company, an oil company or a gas company can actually -- fossil fuel companies, have children and grandchildren. and i'm constantly in my conversations with the leaders of the fossil fuel companies, as well as other polluting companies, saying to them, listen, put your children and your grandchildren's future in the middle of this conversation. and i think history is going to judge this generation of adult leaders extremely harshly because, you know, maybe 30 years ago you could say we didn't know, the climate science was not so clear and so on. today there is no excuse for not taking bold, urgent action and to do it in a creative way that gives us a win for the climate but also gives us a win, for example, on jobs and on addressing things like economic development. >> in that context, ta
Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
created. >> but as a corporate raider, he shipped jobs to china and mexico. >>> the fact checkers pushed back on that claim and the obama campaign changed the ad to the next version saying, "his firm had outsourced." >> so fact checking is a protection against this deception? >> fact checking is a way of not eliminating the deceptive inferences, but increasing the likelihood that you have more of these statements accurate. >> you know, there are some journalists who disagree with you. the media critic jack shafer said in a column that quote, "of course politicians and their campaigns lie. of course they continue to lie even when called out. if you think otherwise, then they might have been speaking to you. you're looking for truth in all the wrong places." is that realistic or cynical or both? >> if you say that candidates are willing to lie in order to be elected, are you saying that when they govern as president, we have just licensed them to lie to us? because we have said as a public that we think that lying is acceptable and we're willing to be duped. i worry when campaigns a
Oct 26, 2013 5:00am PDT
not going to move to mexico, it's not going to move to china. and so, they have the seattle airport where they want them. and they're going to have to raise their wages and $15 an hour isn't even middle class, right. and so, in richmond, california and in seatac, washington and in florida with the dreamers and in north carolina with the moral mondays and all over the country on college campuses there are these victories happening. small colleges are starting to divest from these fossil fuel companies. and so, you know, there are these hopeful signs. and if the media gave more attention to them, americans would realize change is possible. so, it's only because people are ignorant of them, they don't know about them because they're not in the mainstream media that people think that things are hopeless. but they're not hopeless. people are on the ground are making change and they're building a movement that's going to have lasting impact. and we need to spread that message. >> are unions hopeless? because as you know unions have been losing members and political clout for years now. >>
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