Google’s been talking about leaving China since January when it became the victim of a cyber attack and discovered human rights activists’ email accounts had been hacked. Now it’s done it. Google is redirecting Chinese users to its unrestricted Hong Kong site. Continue reading ‘On air: Google v China: Who is the winner?’
Posts Tagged ‘America
When I tweeted this morning asking what people would like to talk about Megha in India immediately tweeted back “the health bill definitely is THE news”.
And, she is right the blogosphere is alive with debate other whether the landmark healthcare reform bill is a good or a bad thing for the US. Continue reading ‘On air: Has President Obama done the right thing with healthcare?’
The US Congress has approved a bill to grant that amount to help Pakistan develop and it’s now awaiting the Presidential signature in the Oval Office. But there is controversy in Pakistan itself about the strings attached.
The dynamics of world power appear to be changing. President Obama is about to speak at the UN and he’s going to call for other countries to take more responsibility for tackling the world’s problems. Continue reading ‘On air: Is shared power better than a superpower?’
President Obama’s call for a review of US nuclear capacity is currently underway at the Pentagon. It’s got many of you asking who’s side Obama is on. Here’s some more information on what the review will include . He’s committing “the worst kind of treason” says blogger Cassy Fiano - do you agree? Or can a nuclear free US inspire states like North Korea, Russia and Iran to disarm?
Here’s an email I’ve just received from Mwesigye who says he’s ‘won’t be tuning in tonight’. See if you agree with him. Continue reading ‘Is WHYS pre-occupied with America?’
And do certain stars deserve different treatment? These two questions sit at the heart of your discussions off the back of the Shah Rukh Khan story which has gone into orbit online. In case you missed it… Continue reading ‘On air: Does America need to treat visitors with more respect?’
With just four days to go until voters finally decide on the next president, the BBC World Service is in Minneapolis. We’ll be hosting the third in our series of “Talking America” debates - an illustrious panel will discuss the challenges that face the next president. There’ll be a live audience here asking the questions, but what does the rest of the world think? There’s a big focus on the economy here, but what happened to the other big issues - Iraq? Immigration? Trade? Post any questions here, and we’ll try to fit them in. Continue reading ‘Final Talking America debate’
The BBC “Talking America” bus has reached Nashville, Tennessee – and later on Sunday we’ll be holding the second in our series of debates looking at the issues affecting Americans ahead of the election. Continue reading ‘Talking America – The View from Inside’