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Sep 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
china, when they have a low performing schools, they go to a high performing school, they take the principal and some of his team, and their reward is to go take over a low performing school. the culture says, oh, my goodness. look at these people. they are so good that our government is putting them in this harder situation. they are rewarded for excellence, and their work is helping people less fortunate. that is not what is happening in united states. >> we can learn? >> we can learn. >> thank you. >> "this is america" is made possible by the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. the ctc foundation. afo communications. and the rotandaro family trust. >> having heard so much about finland's successes in public education, i had a chance to sit and talk with tapio kosunen from the ministry of education in finland. why is education and finland -- wise education in finland so successful? what is the real answer? >> it is very much appreciated. >> appreciated? by the gene
WHUT
Nov 20, 2011 9:00am EST
china. a small amount goes to russia since russia is rich itself in terms of oil and gas. >> what do you see happening in the area of energy in the next five or 10 years? >> after 2013, we think the conception of renewable energy from nuclear will increase, and there is no alternative for this. but, before, we do not expect many changes. >> is the status quo remains, kazakhstan will play a bigger role? >> i think so. in our case, our reserves are bigger than our current production. in resources, for example, we are in ninth place in the world. as a producer we are around 15, 16. we are one of and not many countries which production level is in the future, not now. >> agriculture in pakistan -- kazakhstan is very important. >> agriculture is very important based on the fed staff half of the population in kazakhstan issued based on the fact that half of the population -- on the fact that half of the population in kazakhstan have a stake. this is important socially and economically. the government has put a lot of efforts to develop agriculture, paying attention to social and economic issue
WHUT
Jun 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
country by population after china, india, and the united states. we have 14 million people living in indonesia. now we are the third largest democratic country, after india, the united states, and indonesia. we are a member of the g-20 and the strongest economy in the south the asian nations. we are one of the great emerging economies. we have made a lot of changes since i was young. i am not young anymore. one of the biggest moments i have ever had in my life was during 1997, after 30 years of totalitarian from my former president. he sat down in 1997 and retrieved from the author -- from the authoritarian countries the democracy. it has changed a lot in my life. >> it kind of exploded, right? >> exactly. freedom of speech, freedom of prayer, it is sort of like euphoria. as optimists we face the world. today indonesia is in the best shape ever. >> i want to talk to you in our conversation today about being a muslim woman. obviously, followers of islam. a large percentage in indonesia, right? >> we have 240 million people. 86% is muslim. but we have also christian catholic, hindu, an
WHUT
Nov 28, 2010 6:00pm EST
, pakistan, china, and all these nations, but at the same time, as the secretary general, i am immensely grateful to the world community, world leaders who have come together to help those people. these days, in this era of much crisis, not a single country or any leader can do it alone without the collective support, without a global solidarity. this is an era when we need global solidarity, global action. >> we go back to 1945 when the united nations begins, and now, here we are, 65 years later. has the mission changed? is it more critical now, more important now because of this volatility in the world? >> i think the situation has changed dramatically toward much more volatile way. the number of crises has increased, and the extent of damage caused by nature, " -- caused mainly by the climate change phenomenon has put us in a very difficult position. unless we really get together to address global challenges, we will be very sorry to say that we have to pass these responsibilities to our succeeding generation. i'm doing my best together with world leaders to lessen the burden to our s
WETA
Apr 22, 2012 10:00am EDT
they know they're not going to get the results and they're likely to eat lose their jobs. in china, one have a low performing school, the good to a high performing school, take a principled and members of the team and their reward is to go and take over a low performing school. the culture says look to these people are, they're so good that our government is putting them in is harder situation and they are rewarded for excellence, they are -- their reward is helping people are less fortunate. that is not what happens in the united states. >> thank you. >> "this is america" is made possible by the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. the american federation of teachers, a union of professionals. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. the ctc foundation. afo communications. the rotondaro family trust. >> having heard so much about finland's successes in public education, i had a chance to sit down and talk with tapio kosunen from the ministry of education in finland. why is education in finland so successful? wha
WHUT
Mar 20, 2011 6:00pm EDT
going on inside china for the last 30 years? >> fundamental changes. absolutely. the country is virtually unrecognizable today compared to what it was 30 years ago. i was there 30 years ago. >> i know. you were born there, weren't you? >> i was born there, world war ii, lived there with the communist revolution, and i went back three times during the cultural revolution. i was part of the negotiating team when we negotiated diplomatic relations. i've seen china in lots of different forms. >> it seems that when we were focused in afghanistan and iraq, china went from, say, zero to 60 in the last 10 years, especially economically. >> 10 years ago, china realized it was rising so rapidly that it was undoubtedly going to cause concern amongst its neighbors. it adopted a policy of alleviating concerns in the region -- soft diplomacy, very effective. it formed a strategic partnership with the association of southeast asian nations, negotiated a code of conduct for the south china sea. it has been undoing some of the benefits, because the results of the financial crisis has given china
WHUT
Apr 24, 2011 6:00pm EDT
china. kissinger was shocked to discover the chinese were not communist in their behavior. he dealt with the soviet union and he found the chinese were very chinese. after working for him for five years, i did a book on chinese negotiating behavior because was quite distinctive. >> you have a whole other culture at work. >> from the point of view of the institute of peace, negotiating is a major tool for managing conflict. our objective is to strengthen the ability of our officials to negotiate effectively. one of the things we discovered is that the state department, the foreign service institute, does not do explicit training in negotiating skills. they look to our foreign service officers to basically learn on the job. the foreign service is small. our diplomats are overburdened. they're working triple time, so they are expected to learn the skills on the job. >> i have a friend involved in conflict resolution. that is a skill and unto itself. >> mediation is another dimension to this. we have produced a whole range of books, not just china but north korea, russia, france, germany. we
WHUT
Feb 6, 2011 9:00am EST
needs to grow at the level of india or china. not at 5%, but 8% or 9%, to achieve what i would describe as an escape velocity to escape this trap of an ever-rising population and a ever-greater need for jobs. borrowing, reformed, but it has not been able to get out of its predicament. the challenge for the folks in the next government is political reform. in economic terms it is much more complicated than that. >> david ignatius is our guest, columnist for "the washington post." he has been on our problem and times -- on our program many times in the past. no one knows that part of the world better than david. he has talked with the leaders. he has traveled all over the different countries we will be talking about today. we are just thrilled that he can beat here. obviously things are changing hour by hour. we are recording this program a few days before it will air. lord knows how it might change. but sit tight. "this is america." >> "this is america" is made possible by the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. the am
WHUT
Oct 30, 2011 6:00pm EDT
migrants came from china and india and they did not bring their wives. so nobody cooked for them. some genius said the opportunity and fashioned a cart with a stall and they planted themselves all over singapore they were already doing street food vendors in the '60s and '70s. somebody out there said let's get rid of them. another genius said we cannot do that. if we do that, what are they going to eat? they have become an institution that said singapore over the years. so there we have it. this is one of the larger ones. it houses 200 tiny little stalls. today, there are 110 all over singapore. each one specializes in one dish. some sell a particular cuisine, something the family came up with that has become iconic. so naturally, this being chinatown, folks are selling chinese food, but you can find indian food and western food. >> cheap. >> convenient, iconic. there -- i think street food -- i did not bring it here. if we could superimpose the food guide here, there's about 150 different street food dishes from staples to snacks to seafood and meat. >> how about the food scene in sin
WHUT
Jul 4, 2010 9:00am EDT
million people since 1967 to become the third most populous country after china and india. this is the part that interests me -- the biggest driver of growth is immigration, legal and illegal. about 53% of the 100 million extra americans are recent immigrants or their descendants. the newcomers have transformed an overwhelmingly white population of largely european descent into a multi-cultural society that reflects every continent on the globe. isn't that what we're talking about when we talk about diversity? >> i want to jump in. i think that we are wandering into political correctness, but i think you're saying on this type of -- on the side of the table is that the strength comes from the capacity to take what is best of people willing to work hard, the entrepreneurship, the openness to accept people who can start from nothing and succeed in this country the way i think at least up until recently he did not see in many other cultures around the globe. i think that is partly a question of the freedom to pursue those dreams but also partly a culture that was willing to accept and be
WHUT
May 29, 2011 6:00pm EDT
help our economy, will have the advantage for the next century. china will not have a chance. if we do not get it right, what a shame. >> mr. secretary, good to be with you. >> always a pleasure. >> for online video of all "this is america" programs, visit our website, thisisamerica.net. "this is america" is made possible by -- the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. the american federation of teachers, a union of professionals. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. and the rotondaro family trust, the ctc foundation, afo communications, and the american life tv network. captioned by the nati
WETA
Jun 19, 2011 10:00am EDT
historic plea and ethnically western parts of china were also very close to central asia. >> there are a lot of stanz floating around here. >> it is an ancient persian road which means a place where the ruler sits. basically, it is a headquarters. >> that is the stan part of it. what about kazak? >> they are a legendary people that like to surround themselves with legends. some say that kazak is translated to a freedom-like person. >> long ago, they were a nomadic people? " yes, we were an ancient nomadic people. we hail from one of the early parts of the human race. our ancestors go back to ancient tribes. then theree were the huns. he is our proud and sister, atilla the hun. >> if you put all of the kazaks together, is there and natural characteristic that would jump out as to the kind of people -- >> many. one of them which will immediately jump out is hospitality. peacefulness. friendliness. >> a few years ago, there was a film, "borat," that made fun of kazakhstan. did that hurt on a personal or professional level? >> i think it was not mocking kazakhstan. it was mocking some
WETA
Sep 16, 2012 10:00am EDT
? >> the most part is the european union, about 83%. about 15% for china, some small amount goes to russia. since russia is rich itself in oil and gas. >> what do you see happening in the area of energy in the next five or 10 years? >> after 2013, we think that the conception of energy from nuclear technology will increase. but before, we do not expect many changes. >> if the status quo will maines, kazakhstan will play a big role? -- if the status quo remains, kazakhstan will play the role? >> i think so. reserves are bigger than our current production. in a resource, for example, we are -- we are a producer of oil , we own a. 15/16.own >> agriculture is very important? >> yes, agriculture is very important to kazakhstan. a lot of people have employment in this sector. this means it is important not only from an economic standpoint, but also from the social standpoint, and the government has put a lot of effort to develop agriculture, paying attention to social and economic issues. an economic component is also very important. this involves the development of new technologies, and this al
WHUT
Mar 27, 2011 9:00am EDT
up of china. he was shocked to learn that the chinese or non-communist in their behavior. he found that the chinese were very chinese. after working with him for five years, i did a book on chinese negotiating behavior because it was quite distinctive. >> sure. you have a whole other culture at work. >> negotiating is a major tool for managing conflict. our objective is to strengthen the ability of of our officials to negotiate affectively. one of the things we discovered in our work is the state department, the foreign service institute, does not do it as a training and negotiating skills. they look to our foreign service officers to basically learn on the job. based on our experience -- the foreign service is small. our diplomats are working in triple time. so they are expected to learn these skills on the job. >> i have a friend of mine who is involved in conflict resolution and that is a skilled unto itself, is it not? >> that is a whole dimension of this. we produced a whole range of books. china, korea, russia, france, germany. we recently produced one on iran. we picked up o
WHUT
Dec 19, 2010 6:00pm EST
last decade or so. china, at the same time, made dramatic moves in so many different areas. how do you see china right now, vis-a-vis the united states? >> is a major question. i happen to believe and have for deed time that china is in t a rising superpower. china has become the other superpower in many ways. and we should recognize this. you mentioned it to the global village. hopefully, the fact that we are increasingly interdependent economically, financially particularly -- this will lead to a degree of cooperation between the united states and china. in other words, if we suffer too much here, the chinese will not necessarily benefit but they may actually suffer as well because we are being increasingly interlinked with our economies. right now in europe, there is a renewed fear in ireland and other countries. there is no reason for americans to gloat about this. if a country in europe is having financial problems, they are going to decrease their imports from the united states. the whole global village is creating interdependent, which in some ways can be very helpful. they
WHUT
Jan 8, 2012 10:00am EST
currently going on. >> where would china, russia, turkey, the arab world, fit into the picture as we take a look at iran? i know i have thrown everything that you there. >> many of the arab countries, saudi arabia in particular, are very concerned that if the united states were to negotiate with the iranians and find a strategic relationship, this would come at the expense of both saudi arabia and israel. there is not a lot of regional enthusiasm. >> everybody has their own agenda. >> everyone has their own agenda. these people don't all favor war, but the status quo is attractive. russia and china i would argue are the two biggest benefactors because we have sanctioned ourselves out of the influence. no one trades with iran. the two countries that have replaced are china and russia. this goes back to 1995 when the u.s. was imposing the largest sanctions at that time. 15 or 16 years later, it has become quite true. did they put the screws to iran? >> i would say the turks have, based on their own interest, they are a rising power and their economy is doing well. they have ambitions o
WETA
Sep 2, 2012 10:00am EDT
door is arrested to the north, the biggest thing on earth, and china to the east. you've got those two big ones. but within their, you got kazakhstan and around the edges you got kurdistan, whose pakistan -- uzbekistan and tajikistan and turkmentstan did essentially is a very then you move to afghanistan, pakistan, and from there on down to the subcontinent. >> for the folks at home as well -- but also to help my education -- when all of these countries were named stan, but that part has a reference? >> it is literally country. just like stana is literally capital in kazakh. >> this is the 20 the anniversary of independence, and it is amazing that the culture has gone back 1000 years and then you jump forward and you say 50 years ago, part of the soviet union, and now 20 years ago, independence. how did you see the future of kazakhstan? >> kazakhstan is still writing its own future. nobody can predict where it is going. they made commitments -- last year you may know they were the head of the organization of security and cooperation in europe, and they made a long- term vision for a co
WHUT
Feb 26, 2012 10:00am EST
. >> what do you think that china wants? >> status. influence. the reassertion of what it views as its normal historical role. this is a country that has been a state for 6000 years, with occasional breakdowns. it sees itself as a central power in the world. the question and the challenge for us is how to make them compatible with our very important role in the world. we can sustain its. that is the challenge that both of us face. quite frankly, i have to say that to some extent, both of day and we are delinquent in doing that. we have let ourselves slide into an increasing, acrimonious kind of exchange, which runs the risk of something very bad. >> they need a strong america, do they not? it serves their interests? >> it does. think what would happen if they decided to pull out all the dollars they had invested. >> absolutely. so, we have a mission. kind of summarizing mission with strategic vision, putting those in parallel, what are the next steps? what has to be done? >> in a consistent fashion, trying to draw turkey and russia into the west. turkey is doing it, russia is doing
WHUT
May 13, 2012 10:00am EDT
., china, france, in the 1970's, already had weapons and we said you will disarm overtime, but in the meantime you have legal access to weapons. there are countries that have not signed the non-nuclear proliferation treaty, india, pakistan, and israel. and we have seen north korea shoot it clear tests that people relate to nuclear weapons. so the nuclear weapons community is thankfully much smaller than we are worried about, but it is also growing, however slowly, which is not the direction, that we want to see. >> iran is an interesting thing. this occurred to me. how much do we know that they might have or might not have? all of a sudden in preparation for our conversation, iraq came into mind. we went to war, against weapons of mass destruction that were not there. my question is, when they talk about war about nuclear weaponry in a country, i just want to make sure that if that ever comes to pass, somebody a had better make sure there are nuclear weapons there. >> nobody believes there are actual nuclear weapons in iran today. the issue that is concerning is that they are taking s
WHUT
May 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
dependent on. you have new partners, political and economic. china is in there big time. iran, india. >> in the case of china, there is development in terms of trade. less interest in investment. in the case of iran, and there are limited -- only a very few countries. they, looking everywhere. 15 free trade agreements on the last decade. >> thank god we came on. gary >> important for bilateral -- >> is very important for bilateral relations. >> you have been out there making friends and forging partnerships. the relationship between the u.s. and colombia is long lasting and very important. >> very close. not only regional interests. colombia is part of the un security council, voting in working with the u.s. in very difficult, critical issues, such as syria, iran. and working hand-in-hand to promote democracy. we support the efforts in the u.s. afghanistan. we are quite involved. for me, it is -- support the efforts of the u.s. in afghanistan. for me, it it is very refreshing. years ago, it was drug. we want to diversify our agenda. now we talk about energy development, global politi
WETA
Oct 9, 2011 10:00am EDT
the very vibrant region in southeast asia. secondly, we are completely connected to the world, china, india, america, the developed countries. thirdly, we're working hard to stay abreast of the changes around us and improve the lives of our people. >> we were here 11 years ago. it has turned out to be set a dynamic city state. >> the whole region has moved, and we have tried to keep abreast of the developments around us. the momentum is there because there is a dynamism from china and india opening up. southeast asia is not doing too badly, and in singapore we have tried hard to work together cohesive league, and to do things that will put us in good stead for the long term, investing in our people and city and infrastructure, educating our people, bringing in projects and jobs so that we do not just have a high gdp, but a good quality of life. >> you mentioned the people here, and ambassador chan back in washington is fond of saying the people here are the natural resources. do you agree? it is only thing we have. location is important for us. really we depend on our people to creat
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