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The King and Thais: Stories on political upheaval in Thailand, and from Spain, Jordan, China and Italy.

The King and Thais: Stories on political upheaval in Thailand, and from Spain, Jordan, China and Italy.

A partire dalFrom Our Own Correspondent Podcast


The King and Thais: Stories on political upheaval in Thailand, and from Spain, Jordan, China and Italy.

A partire dalFrom Our Own Correspondent Podcast

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Lunghezza:
28 minuti
Pubblicato:
Oct 22, 2020
Formato:
Episodio podcast

Descrizione

Thailand has been rocked by months of student street protests that have intensified in recent days. They're unprecedented in that they don't just criticise the government, but also the monarchy - a taboo in Thailand. Jonathan Head in Bangkok reports on what may be a critical turning point in a political upheaval.
This week it’s exactly a year since the Spanish government exhumed the remains of dictator General Francisco Franco from his mausoleum. But the question of how to handle the divisive legacy of the country’s 1930's civil war and the ensuing decades-long dictatorship under Franco remains a contentious issue in Spanish politics and society. And now there are new efforts to tackle it, as Guy Hedgecoe reports from Madrid.
In Jordan, the already high unemployment has risen further during the pandemic, but the country remains attractive to migrant workers from nearby Egypt where wages are lower. But, as Charlie Faulkner hears from an Egyptian cobbler, the choice to stay in Jordan to keep his job, comes at a high price.
In the US, attitudes to China have hardened in recent years, with trade tariffs, and blame for the coronavirus. In China, attitudes to the United States have changed too, but also in more positive terms, at least when looked at over a longer period of time, such as the lifespan of the grandfather of Vincent Ni.
The 15th Rome Film Festival is running this week - taking place in a city that is, itself, an iconic cinematic location that still holds an irresistible allure for filmmakers across the world. This brings welcome jobs and much-needed money to the cash-strapped capital, and, as Joanna Robertson reports, headaches – and questions - to many residents.

Presenter: Kate Adie
Producer: Arlene Gregorius
Pubblicato:
Oct 22, 2020
Formato:
Episodio podcast