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ON THE LINE: Defining President Obama's Foreign Policyi
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August 08, 2014 3:00 AM
So far in his administration, President Obama has proposed a "reset" with Russia, a pivot to Asia, and a renewed effort to build respect across lines of faith, philosophy and history. Six years in, what successes can this White House point to in foreign affairs? And what, exactly, are the broad foreign policy goals of the Obama Administration? “Defining President Obama's foreign policy” next, ON THE LINE.

ON THE LINE: Defining President Obama's Foreign Policy

Published August 07, 2014

So far in his administration, President Obama has proposed a "reset" with Russia, a pivot to Asia, and a renewed effort to build respect across lines of faith, philosophy and history. Six years in, what successes can this White House point to in foreign affairs? And what, exactly, are the broad foreign policy goals of the Obama Administration? “Defining President Obama's foreign policy” next, ON THE LINE.

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#HongKong Democracy
As Hong Kong prepares to mark the 18th anniversary of the territory’s return to Chinese sovereignty, protestors are once again planning to take to the streets in the name of democracy, echoing the cries of last fall’s Umbrella Revolution. Adding to the tensions, the Hong Kong government’s electoral proposals, which were designed to lay out a framework for the election of the city’s next leader in 2017, have collapsed. This week’s HashtagVOA looks at the vast political gulf between pro-democracy and pro-establishment camps in Hong Kong.  

GUESTS
James Tien: Hong Kong Legislative Councilor (Liberal Party)
Chip Tsao: Columnist, Broadcaster
Lawrence Ma: Silent Majority for Hong Kong
Michael Lipin: VOA   
Raymond Yam: VOA