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May 27, 2012 9:00am EDT
. >> china is a and your mind, or more especially american attitudes to china, which are very confused. we by an enormous amount of goods. i could hardly close myself without some kind of chinese government is not the entire ensemble, and we borrow all of our money from china, yet it seems to be an enemy, and there will be a confrontation one day, east and west will meet in the personages of the united states and china. >> i hope some people that listen to wes will join us. -- that listen to us will join us. as young people say, let's cool it. >> i say cool it. does that make me young? >> offensively. i guarantee it in writing. all natives, to be fair, have a tendency to divide us against them. it is easy to blame the outsider for problems rather than admitting difficulties and failures. from the get-go it is tempting to make and the series -- adversaries. it is quick to get on the escalator, and we have been there, declaring nations as a threat. japan for a while was greatly feared, and i am not talking about just world war ii, but in recent years with economic success that is similar to
May 20, 2012 9:00am EDT
, america's attitude towards china. not so much what china is doing, but what we are doing intellectually in our spiritual approach to china -- whether we are building it into something it is not, whether we are establishing in our own minds a solid path to the future, or whether we are doing something else. our guest for this discussion, this exploration is amitai etzioni, a very distinguished professor of sociology who teaches now at the george washington university, but who used to be a professor at columbia and at harvard and who is educated at berkeley in california. you will find him fascinating. he is one of the most intriguing and gifted men that i have had the pleasure of knowing in my life. after the announcements and after a message from our sponsor, the exelon company of chicago, you will meet this great man, amitai etzioni. >> many have spoken out on the need to transition to a clean energy future. at exelon, we are acting. by 2020, we are committed to reducing, offsetting, or displacing more than 15 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually thro
May 23, 2010 6:30pm EDT
. >> i think that what we are going to do is try to get china on board to deal with north korea. the reason is that china plays the south korean side and the north korean side. and we can say, look, you trade a lot with south korea and south korea is our partner. and they can come in and exert the pressures that were the only china has with north korea -- have really only china has with north korea. we want china to do a lot in the world. i mean, look at our situation with iran. we really need to run on our side with the sanctions over iran. -- we need to china on our side with the sanctions over iran. it looks as if we will have to make concessions to have that. >> you mentioned iran and getting china on board with that. some have conjectured that getting china to play the game on iran is at the cost of getting them on board with north korean sanctions. we can only play that capital so much. china is very concerned with the bottom line of security and order. that has always been the game that china exports will tell you -- experts will tell you is the bottom line with china. they ar
Jan 23, 2011 9:00am EST
. >> and they played in the end of for the republic of china, which was taiwan. >> and there was a heckler. this is the third time for the obamas, hoping it would be a job. i will tell you what the dinner had and did not. pretty tight guest list, 225. whittle down considerably. it is mix of hollywood stars -- barbra streisand, and jackie chan, michelle kwan. then there were corporate titan is from companies like disney and motorola and boeing. chinese-americans, human rights activists. quintessentially american menu of the surf and turf, finishing touch was apple pie. they also had star spangled entertainment, including a chinese piano virtuoso, herbie hancock, and so forth -- yo yo ma. they did not have tents. they did not have gate crashers, as far as we know. and they did not have the republican leaders of the house and senate. mitch mcconnell, the senate majority minority leader, his wife came, elaine chao, and john vana sent his regrets. so much for bipartisanship. >> could you tell us why this was bumpy. >> all right, he got the great press back in china, which he did once. >
Oct 4, 2009 6:30pm EDT
saving? >> i think it does. the markets are being challenged by what i call state capitalism. china is a prime example. 160 of the largest firms there are owned by the government. the government has deep pockets, a sovereign will fund of two trillion dollars. when american firms goes against a chinese firm, it is private stockholders for society. the americans cannot win. trade is stark evidence of that. >> isn't it timely, that labor is just cheaper? the world absorbs china's labor and it will have this imbalance in trade. >> the chinese have their advantage. one advantage is labor, about 30%. but you also have the state providing energy and raw materials at discount prices. the government of china provides a subsidy. anything coming out of china, the chinese government will give a rebate of 15% to the firms involved. >> does this imperil capitalism, or just move it to china? >> china has state capitalism, production by the state. it is not capitalism. but what it really says for the united states is that rather than being missionaries for the anglo-american free trade model, we need
Jan 24, 2010 6:30pm EST
huge, china is huge. china is potentially the largest market in the entire planet. for google to say, wait a minute, we do not like the way you are messing around and censoring our email capabilities. it is a long time coming. ghoul and the other internet providers in china, american- owned -- google and the other internet providers in china, american-owned, have been slow in standing up to the chinese. they are saying to the chinese government this is not the way we want to do business. it should be taken note of as a really, really important development. >> and secretary of state clinton criticized that. >> she is under pressure to do something on this fight. she did a very interesting thing. she asked the chinese government to look into google's claims that the process is being interfered with by somebody in china. so we will see where that goes. >> that is comparable in intensity to appointing a budget commission to dealith the deficit. >> i think we have to go back to haiti. that is the topic that is in the news this week. >> it is going to be in the news for a long time. that i
Sep 10, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, china and india. a fascination, both of them co, because these are enormously talented continents, a subcontinent. this is a talent, and yet throughout history that talent has not been seen. when i first went to vietnam, talking about asia in general, and i took into the hotel, the coat hanger. i thought these people are so gifted. how did the french overlook this? how did the americans overlook the talent? in china, that is especially true. in india, where the british were, they did not want people to be good at things. they wanted to make raw materials, for manufacturing, particularly cotton, etc.. arnaud, where are we going in this world. >> i have learned in 62 years in the business that international prognostication has made us look respectable. i do not have any clue where we are going. i have seen headlines about the new dawn in the middle east that was apparently in washington for the past three days, in the middle east being treated as a new dawn. nobody really sees a new change except for some camera work at the white house. >> everything is not progress. for example, we
Oct 15, 2010 6:00pm EDT
%. japan is growing. south korea is growing. now, i hear china is where no one has ever been in this fashion to build. >> the corporation has made a commitment to build. >> i hear they have 24 under construction as we speak. >> they do, and some of them are our design from westinghouse. but for your question, as you said when you introduce me, i'm very proud of our program here we get 20% of our electricity in america from nuclear. franz gets much more. japan even gets more than us, but our program is bigger than japan and france combined. >> we are building one new nuclear -- >> two. one in georgia and one in south carolina. >> that is not 24 like china. very modest. >> we were hurt by recession on the demand for electricity. to be honest, in our country, it is difficult to build anything anywhere. you talk about skyscrapers and bridges. it is hard to do those in most places even. all the studies everybody has done looking at crime legislation and energy legislation says if you want and 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2015, you have to greatly expand nuclear. >> is there not in
Oct 4, 2009 6:00am EDT
is stark edence of that. >> isn't timely, that lab is just chper? the rld absorbs china's labor and it will havehis imbalance in trade. >> t chinese have their advantage. one advantage is lor, aut 30%. but you al have the state providing energy and raw materials at discount ices. the govement of china provides a subsidy. anything coming out ofhina, the chinese vernment will give a rebate of 15% to the fir involv. >> ds this imperil capilism, or just move it to china? >> china h state capitalism, productiony the state. it inot capitalism. but what it rely says for the united states is that ratr an being missionaries for th anglo-american free trad mol, we need recognize the differences d respect them between other untries. japan s a different economy, mo like the chinese than germany has economy inhich banks own roughly 70of major equity. e government has a major fluence over the banks. so wt we're really dealing with is states a corporations, ey're competing togethe we do not ha that in the ited states. r model of capitalism works very well. what we need tdo is make adjustments at w
Aug 19, 2011 6:00pm EDT
instead of just a national security threat, because so much is being produced in china. >> there is also lithium in bolivia. >> it is here in america, canada, and all around the world. rare earths are not so rare, which is what we're discovering. at the moment, they have a pretty strong corner on the market, but they are going to lose that if they decide they want to keep the price too high. our government is looking at whether we need to reopen mines or create incentives. that is a solvable question, is what i am saying. >> one of the things that concerns me is that the government tries to push. yuen i have done a lot of work and energy. the coverage -- you and i have done a lot of work on energy. the government is always trying to push to develop technologies. we have been there many times in different ways. with the space program, the government said essentially to the contractors who did the work, this is what we want to do. we want to go to the man. get us there. that is something we've not succeeded in doing as well with energy. everything is, here is a little money, play with it.
Jan 16, 2011 9:00am EST
. so the brazils, china, india, and others really are more or less bucking the whole recovery process now. >> the g20 summit troubles the imf resources, and that troubling included a $50 billion allocation for low-income countries. >> for the first time in history, as far as i know, that we are facing the same problems such as a large amount of countries at the same time decided to put in place the same kind of policy. for this point of view, it is a very important point a history of multilateralism because it is the first multilateral action of this magnitude. >> the g20 has its problems, the imf has its problems, but more people in interconnected world understand these institutions provide a vehicle where we can at least hope for progress. >> the imf was treated with general repulsion. the bank was the absolute last resort when a state or government failed. you called in basically these -- >> it was not really the way the imf dealt with it. so most countries, including tanzania in this case, felt an appeal that they had to struggle. >> when the economic crisis happened, the imf itse
Sep 27, 2009 6:30pm EDT
different. trade. things are a little testy with china over tires. we have a protectionist constituency in the congress. and someone in the white house. linden used to write about trade for "forbes." >> i think it is actually an awful thing to see the president having to pay back the unions by imposing tighter tariffs. it is not a big trade issue with china. and china has reciprocated with the possibility of levelling a tariff on chicken parts in the united states. what the saddest part is we are expected to lead. and if we are imposing protectionist measures, it is opening the door to other countries which have a protectionist tendencies any way, to propose -- impose measures. a slippery slope. and as a political payback that think it was really shortsighted. >> in the time we have -- how about you? >> the potential for escalation is huge. and we continue to one of each other. but i am not sure i have a good read yet. i am not sure how anybody else feels about it -- really how president obama and the white house and the administration is. the talk is always about openness but then you see
Feb 25, 2011 6:00pm EST
down the consumption side, much along the thes of steve's book, growing emergence of china and other asian states in consuming devon energy. >> those of us who are very active in the energy debate in the 1970's, when we were men on horses with ideas, and we hope we could do something to solve the problem, we talked about the finite nature of oil. i was somewhat fascinated by a man called king hubbard. he worked for a geological survey. he said that some point we start on the downside. we keep finding more oil, so it does not happened yet, and we are now using an astounding globally 90 million barrels a day. do you think we will run on in a predictable time? can we see a time when the price starts going mercilessly opt? >> it is a finite resource, but our view is that the real issues are above the ground. king hubbard was aman, and he dl work and the u.s. oil industry, but as you point out, as technology improves, as we learn more about the geology of oil and natural gas, we seem to do better. that does not mean we should not be worried because of some of these above-the-ground issues
Mar 7, 2010 6:30pm EST
host of "white house chronicle." there has been a nasty little spat between britain and china. it is over a british citizen executed for caroling heroin into china. it was alleged before he was given the lethal injection that he was set up. the british government believes he was mentally feeble and did not a psychiatric examination. because it was heroin, the chinese have accused britain of repeating disgusting opium wars of the 19th century where britain was totally at fault. they produced the poppies in india and then various merchants sold into china. one of the merchants is still with us but does not sell opium anymore. it is a famous company based in hong kong now. it is interesting how some countries will jump back into history to indict somebody and others do not do it at all. the chinese are somewhat stuck with history. then you have the relationship between france d germany. the history has been terrible. there have been three major wars in under 100 years. and yet, they are not stuck with history. they are not always stuffing history down each other's throats to justify act
Feb 26, 2010 6:00pm EST
in india is extraordinary, but so is the economy. i thought that india and not china would be the great [unintelligible] i never understand why these people are so talented at math and eineering were failing. it is because their markets were over protected. you could buy after waiting on a waiting list, a brand new 30- year old car. it was made in britain in the 1950 costs and was exporting them in the 1980's without any changes. once the import cont import cone listed, [unintelligible] it has been stunning. india may want possibly day surpass china -- the mdma possibly surpass -- any dat indy supass china one day. there is also racism. agents say things about other asian countries we would never think. really old-fashioned racism of superiority. it is very much a factor randi south china sea. >> we have been talking about how things are broken. i have a small suggestion which goes back to the theme you raised in the british system. we should keep congress and the president, but how about a queen? if we had a clean we could separate the functions and elect a clean on television. -
Feb 7, 2010 9:00am EST
and mouse game with us on sanctions. that is just before we are going to talk to russia and china about sanctions on their energy sector and on the revolutionary guards, we had a run saying that maybe they would play ball on shipping uranium off to france and russia. that would set us back with negotiations. they thought that if the united states is going to send ships to the gulf, tey will just send up a missile. it is only a rocket but we all know that they are thumbing their nose at the u.n. the u.n. is saying that could be a ballistic missile later on. >> there's a tendency for any country to want to thumb your nose when outside forces are telling you what to do. i think -- i saw this in africa. >> i think that actually president obama has tried to not be the force that is pushing, that would overcome those divisions in iran and try to be limited. he has great difficulty in washington here because he has his opponents saying that he is not being tough enough. >> he tried the tenderness and now he is trying the toughness. he is not only do it with a iran but china, too. >> cons
Nov 7, 2010 6:30pm EST
to be quite welcome because the rise of china and many unknowing ways, the clash with japan, other issues, the ambitions in the south china sea, etc., suddenly are looking quite frightening to asians. what is there one defense? the united states can contain it china in many ways, militarily, but also we are their market. >> i think he will make the republican constituency very happy when he assures the south koreans that we may signed a free-trade agreement with south korea, and also the huge indian market that's out there where we have made tremendous inroads. this is going to be a source of joy. >> india is going to be one of the great stories of this century because india is hugely talented and is democratic. and through bad policies, after its independence in 1947, it failed to realize any kind of economic development. suddenly, when they realized -- they took down the tariff barriers, and india has been nonstop since then that critics now we have quite a few indian americans in american politics. >> i also think we have quite a few indian american billionaires are around the w
Jan 6, 2012 6:00pm EST
destroyed in more than 70 countries from china, indonesia, let in america, peru, costa rica, romania, all around the world, and of course africa. why do i care about it? believe it or not my own father during for financial times would go to the river, and operate one of these tables, and try to make a living. unfortunately, because of the gold standard in those days it was pegged at $35 an ounce. the tragedy is the river is now an environmental disaster. it is torn up. worse, in looking for gold they use mercury at a rate of 2-to1 to identify the gold. they are attached to the mercury. there is another poison, and there is cyanide, used to extract gold from oil. 70 countries, maybe more have a tremendous crisis on their hands, yet very little can be done for eight because 50 million people depend on subsistence -- for it, because 50 million dependents subsistence farming. gold is not always that glistens. >> many have spoken out on the need to transition to a clean energy future. exelon, we are acting, committed to disposing greenhouse gas emissions annually through helping our customers
Nov 12, 2010 6:00pm EST
. they're going into the new national laboratory system in china and a new one that is being built in india. where are we going to be if we just miss this great crown we have. >> all this defunding is going to defunds jobs which should be, according to the republicans, job number one. how do you square that circle? >> we mentioned this last week on this program. if you follow the british example which has not happened yet but is going to happen, he enormous cuts. it will throw many people out of work. the republicans may say that if the brits can do it, we can do it. the horror and the shock and the realization that we have won an election of though we may not win the like -- the next one of the keeper of this madness. >> one other area that the more conservative republican victory will have an affect on is in questioning pacific areas of science. under the last administration, we sought a halt to set them cell research. -- we saw a halt to stem cell research. a lot of that went abroad and that is where the big discoveries are being made. we spent $30 billion per year. now we have man
Jul 17, 2011 9:00am EDT
terms of infrastructure that we can not. trains rush around japan, china, and europe at two hundred miles an hour. we lent along at very low speeds. there is a train that runs between washington and new york that can go at 150 miles an hour, but it only does it for 14 miles. the track is not good enough. we pay a terrible prices. the hidden taxes of bad infrastructure, sitting in congested traffic, and maybe in the not too distant future, sitting in the dark. today, we will tackle some of these issues and how to fix a least one part of the crumbling infrastructure when i talk to a fascinating man, marvin fertel, president of the nuclear energy institute. we will be right back. >> "white house chronicle" is produced in collaboration with whut, howard university television. now, your program host, nationally syndicated columnist llewellyn king, and co-host linda gasparello. captioned by the national captioning institute >> hello again. this program is sponsored by arizona public service. it is the largest electric energy producer for the last 18 years, and what inap
Nov 20, 2011 9:00am EST
trading off is foolhardy. >> we will borrow more money from china. >> i would like to take a moment to remind our listeners on channel 124, the channel that has the best political radio in the nation and it can be heard across the nation. you're listening to "white house chronicles." ." king andself llewellyn linda gasparello. >> i am with csis. the around i don't work there. >> that is quite a distinction. of csis and from "the washington post," and tim farley. this program can be seen around the world on the station's of the voice of america. we have this situation and nobody now cares and are we informed about the situation in europe where it tilly is teetering and greece is in horrible shape -- where italy is teetering increases in horrible shape and spain may go. >> the three networks are far more interested in domestic stories. >> what about the political class? are they not informed by what happens elsewhere in the world? >> i think there is a disconnect. part of this is the idea of american exceptionalism that that cannot happen to us. there is a smaller group of peopl
May 27, 2011 6:00pm EDT
small government. it is a jeffersonian idea. >> not too much talk about the fact that we owe china $1.30 trillion. >> that will be a central issue in this campaign. >> i agree completely. the debt ceiling is part of this larger debate and it provides an interesting deadline as does the election in 2012 for the american people to struggle on one side or the other of this fundamental question. how much should government do? how much should individuals do on their own? >> it is not totally the shrinking of government. it is the shrinking of government programs. we are not talking about shrinking the pentagon. >> actually, you are seeing something i had not seen in a long time. republicans are saying that has to be on the table. they have to say that to have any credibility. that is a principal argument. i will not say what plans have to be cut and they won't either. three days after president obama was inaugurated, the republicans came to him, john boehner was in the group. obama says to john boehner, elections have consequences. i won. he has changed the policy. he publicly said in 2
May 9, 2010 6:30pm EDT
. potential defaults cascading from europe coming back to the united states. look at china as well. that level of growth is not going to go on forever and they're holding a lot of our debt. they may want some money back at some point. this past week on wall street, i fear is just the tip of the iceberg. i like you llewellyn king covered the markets for some time and i've never seen something like that. there were several days in a row, either way of significant losss with traders looking at the incredible images from greece with riot police and people storming parliament. very scary times and people have good reason to feel uneasy. >> the thing is, you look at the total amount of - what derivatives right now and the world is 700 drill dollars and the total amount of dollars in circulation is $280 billion. >> i feel very difficult about derivatives. i was about a year ahead. bad timing. what do you think about the future of the democratic government? are they all going to have to sit from the poison cup and are they yet given any credit for it the hard decisions, if they make them? >> i t
Aug 5, 2011 6:00pm EDT
resources in russia. we believe there are very attractive resources in china. >> we have had the largest recession since the great depression. we have reduced demand and the price has gone up. what does that mean? >> oil prices went from $140 a barrel down to $40 a barrel. now they have gone back up. we've seen a recession reflected in global oil prices. we're also seeing demand is coming back. speculation in the oil markets is more hinge on what the supply and demand will be tomorrow. >> it is unstable. we are at the electricity institute. studies say in five or 10 years, the infrastructure will be worn out. we will not have the generation we need. we will not have enough environmentally desirable generation. >> we have been dealing with this for some time. when you look at the energy sources individually, we think you need to develop every type of energy resource domestically and internationally that you possibly can. the reality is every new increment of technology is more expensive than old technology. if you building new nuclear election is the will be more expensive from that plant
Mar 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
happens in europe, as much as what happens in china, also affect the united states. what we need, and the lesson that i think we must learn is that we need to work together. >> there has been some turning of the tables because for years europeans tended to want to say disparaging things about the u.s. -- not hatred, but just disparaging things. i lived in britain at one time, and i heard it, and particularly among left-wing intellectuals, to disparage the u.s., its system, its attitude, there has been some turning the tables now. once again, it is wrong. it was wrong when the europeans were disparaging the u.s., and it is wrong now, isn't it? >> i prefer to focus on what we have in common. >> which is enormous. we have a whole culture in common. >> shared values and culture. we live in a democracy, and protect human rights, individual freedom, the rule of law. all of this we have in common. if you look around the world, that many places, people with whom you share so much. this is obviously for europeans and four americans, and this should be the focus of our attention. we should
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