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sort of jealousy some sort of move to really quassia china's rise in this area of technology and they see this kind of bullying happen as he alluded to with the u.s. also trying to sort of get support from other western countries from other european countries to also a raise concerns against while away and block qualis so definitely this is something that it's not it's not going to just be going about the city more but what is also interesting it says is that he said that he's willing to work with the government to address these concerns so they're not trying to also just to be aggressive unlocked at the u.s. market at the same time they're willing to move forward. in a productive way. and katrina this isn't just about why our way the chinese government has been very involved in this and it's become a huge diplomatic issue can you explain to us how that works within the structure of power or a way. that's right so well way
is is is a champion of the nash of china's of china really it's a huge technology company it's one of the most successful chinese companies or overseas and it's something that china as a country is very proud of and so far this is something that the rest of man one job these restrictions on huawei these are both things that have infuriated the chinese government and so far most of that route has been directed at canada you know we see relations previously between canada and china were very friendly and now they seem to reach have reached an all time low just yesterday china's foreign ministry said that it was canceling shipments of canadian canola to china then they said that the reasons were for because they found some bugs in some samples of the canola shipments but some people are suspecting that this is a form of retaliation and more seriously of course we have two prominent canadians a former diplomat michael coverage and
a businessman michael spouse who have been detained by china since the end of last year and we just heard that. it was announced just a few days ago that the reason is it's because they're accused of spying so far we haven't seen any evidence we haven't seen they haven't talked about the specifics behind that but there is a lot of suspicion that this is all about hitting back and certainly i read in the global times which is a state media newspaper this week an editorial saying urging the chinese government to do what ever they can to rescue mung one joe who is seen as a sort of heroine i guess for some some people here in china so definitely this may not be the end of some moves that china is making to show that they're they're definitely not happy with this and there will be consequences for these actions on the part of canada and also the u.s. katrina you keeping a close eye on that huawei press conference for us thank you. well this is not the only trade bottle don't trump has been trying to reduce the gap
between the u.s. imports and exports by imposing tariffs on chinese goods but america's trade deficit has reached a record high well have more on that now from our white house correspondent can really help get. the report by the u.s. commerce department stands in stark contrast to what president donald trump said just days ago and you saw trade deficits went down last month there was trying to find out why well we're taking a lot of tariff money and it's going right to the bottom line and it has reduced the trade deficit so in reality new data shows the trade gap between the united states and china in particular has widened last year by forty three billion to four hundred and nineteen billion it's a result of an increase in exports from china to the united states well exports of u.s. goods dropped. and the u.s. trade gap overall well it's swelled to a ten year six hundred twenty one billion dollar high numbers not seen since the
global financial crisis of two thousand and eight that means quite simply that the united states imports far more goods and services worldwide that it sells this despite promises made by the u.s. president on the campaign trail in two thousand and sixteen that his policies would put america first in the global marketplace the u.s. is currently embroiled in a tit for tat trade war with china posing tariffs from within two hundred fifty billion of chinese goods china hit back with tariffs on one hundred ten billion of us products as the two sides continue to negotiate trump has delayed his threat to impose tariffs on two hundred billion more of chinese imports in the u.s. and in september the white house released this video arguing the tariff have already had a positive impact we're changing things and we're changing them. but the commerce
department numbers suggest a very different trade reality one the u.s. president seems unwilling to acknowledge kimberly helped at al jazeera washington. ok let's return to our top story now huawei and its plan to sue the american government the u.s. has had a longstanding concerns about the tech giant let's give you some background tensions first escalated back in twenty twelve that's followed an investigation into why away and its rivals a congressional panel had warned that both firms posed a security threat so let's fast forward to last year and while ways chief financial officer who is also the daughter of the company's founder was arrested in vancouver they request of the us that in january the justice department prog charges against huawei and relating to a fraud. obstruction of justice and the death of trade secrets but president donald trump has weighed in saying that he would consider intervening if it serves
national security interests or helps close the trade deal with china. china economic and political affairs analyst and he joins us live from beijing thank you very much for joining us today. we heard the chairman of huawei say that the company had no choice but to take legal action how does this change the dynamics now with the u.s. . well it's actually not going to change that much what what they're really doing is a p.r. campaign i mean the possibility of this suit going forward and being resolved is very very small it will probably go up to the u.s. supreme court because it involves issues of constitutionality they have invoked two grounds one is due process and this is the idea that if you're going to be convicted of something congress is not the one to do it a court system is and they're pointed to the lack of factual evidence the second
one is this bill of attainder that the idea that the government cannot force costs on citizens and this goes back all the way to the revolutionary war so it's it's definitely a long long road but at this point i think wall way is trying to draw attention to bad actions on behalf of the u.s. i mean the the background on this has been exposed by a reuters apparently they have been seizing information and snooping on all the devices that hallway employees have been using in the united states seizing them at the airport copying them down and things like this this is going to send a very chilling message to the u.s. allies and everybody else about the safety of going to the u.s. whether or not you should be very careful about any information that you have on a phone or a laptop or our drive so there's this is really about political ping-pong trump has
declared that he is willing to use this as some sort of. gun or tactic part of his overall let's create chaos and see what comes out of it approach to trade and they're going to be pushing on the this is entirely political i think that plays better in. canada where they can legitimately say that look this is this this has really nothing to do with the canadian. in the things this is purely a political matter where the president is trying to use something that is convenient to push a trade policy that is only for the united states so it's quite unusual for a chinese company particularly one that is embattled to give a press conference and english obviously trying to reach a very wide international audience why do you think it was important for them to do this at this juncture. well
if they feel they have no choice i mean the the legal battle in canada will probably go on for quite some time but they're all already seeing action by the congress i'm sorry not by congress but by the. government trying to make sure that hallway cannot be part of anything in the u.s. and anybody who is involved with hoffa while way whether it's loans or anything like that which means in essence that they're invoking the swift. say they're weaponize ing the swiss system this is what they've done against iran and basically what it means is that anybody who has dealings with huawei if huawei is considered under this act a security threat they can in turn be threatened and this is further backs up threats that have already been made by the u.s. government to their allies the five eyes and people who share.
intelligence with the u.s. have been told bluntly that if they use huawei systems they will not be allowed any access to u.s. classified information and this is something very serious but it's painting the u.s. in a bad light it makes donald trump and his administration appear to be bullies rather than friends and it's getting a very very skeptical response from europe in particular which has taken a couple of actions and both in britain and in the e.u. indicating that they don't really buy into this hysteria over a hallway and it's good as always to get your analysis thank you very much. ok to venezuela now where a diplomatic standoff between the president nicolas maduro and european leaders backing the opposition leader why do seems to be gathering force and both sides are
refusing to back down daniel criner has been accused of meddling in venezuela as internal affairs the german ambassador stood beside opposition leader one why do welcoming him back to caracas on monday when there was government has given criner forty eight hours to leave germany said back saying your support for why though is unwavering. everyone in venezuela knows who the person i'm grutter is there's only one that's not welcome in the region of the rest of the world in all the countries of visited they recognize the venezuelan fight for democracy as a constitutional element in the red carpet rolled out in those countries wasn't for me it was for the sacrifices of hundreds of venezuelans it was a recognition from a recall of the continuity so i say to the autocrats the only people that are not welcome in venezuela are you. well the u.s. has revoked the visas of seventy seven people linked to the maduro government and
says it's considering further sanctions but the un's human rights chief says sanctions are just making the economic and political crisis worse in venezuela and her annual report in geneva michelle basle a also criticized endure for what she calls violations of civil and political rights our correspondent daniel apollo has more from cook at the that's the colombia venezuela border. u.s. national security advisor john bolton took to twitter on wednesday warning any foreign financial institutions not to do business with a mother or government or they could face sanctions he said in that statement that quote the united states would not allow the mughal government to steal the wealth of the venezuelan people we also heard a statement from of vice president mike pence who said that the united states was revoking the visas of seventy seven individuals linked to the mother the government all of this is part of that ongoing pressure from the united states and the international community against the government of nikko last minute a bit apart from that pressure it's also
a show of reaffirmation support for the opposite for opposition leader bill and his campaign for a transitional government in venezuela we've been keeping a close side to see if there's been any statement or or response from the government of nicolas maduro but his his twitter feed has been more directed toward paying homage to former venezuelan leader hugo chavez it was the anniversary of the sixth anniversary of chavez's death on tuesday and that is more or less what the what the president of it as well has been talking about now one of the leader of the opposition as wasted no time in terms of the opposition strategy since returning from a tour of several south american countries over the weekend he met with union leaders he met with a powerful bloc of society which are public workers calling for a national strike and calling for more protests on march ninth on saturday but to a but but earlier today one by bill also called on venezuelan military officials to not prevent venezuelan children from accessing schools in neighboring colombia we
visited a school where there's a ninety five percent venezuelan student population and every member of the faculty there told us that there's a significant into klein in attendance by venezuelan schoolchildren so the closure of the border of the venezuelan colombia border which is where we are now. is not only affecting children trying to access education it's affecting commerce but it's also affecting the fate of more than six hundred tons of international aid that continues to sit in warehouses without any sort of idea of when that border may open so that that aid can make it across the border into venezuela. and there's still plenty more ahead in our desire there good commission declares the migration craze is over but says there are still problems and. i am one of the artists in thailand finding creative ways to get around the country strict censorship laws.
and are there that it will rain to come for some of us in the southeast in parts of china look at the satellite picture we can see this whole blob of cloud that's working its way eastwards but in fact has more is forming so there's plenty more wet weather then as we head through thursday some pretty heavy outbreaks of rain and that's still going to be with us on friday in fact if anything it's looking wetter for more of us on friday even hong kong will be pretty soggy at times with a top temperature of nineteen degrees now a bit further towards the south a for many of us in the philippines it's fine and dry but there are quite a few showers that are born from java and i think we'll see plenty more as we head through the next few days one or two may just reach us in singapore but i think predominantly will see some dry weather and further north for a worse in bangkok it should be fine and settled now as we head up towards
bangladesh where there's been quite a few showers recently but all of that is moving away and say for most of us should be draw as we head through the next few days the temperatures all rising now in new delhi here will get to around twenty seven degrees but every process of pakistan there's a little bit more in the way of cloud and a few breaks of rain all of that is pushing its way northward as we head through friday so for the northern parts of pakistan it's likely to be a little bit wetter here force here in doha it's looking pretty windy on thursday it's up temperature of twenty five but feeling cool at night. with a sponsor in town and. the world's part. says are in decline. in this episode of tries we meet entomologists on opposite sides of the planet protecting insects of all sizes crucial to preserving food chains. i've come to the u.k. to see how old industrial sites are being turned into bug reserves in an attempt to
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again you're watching our desire and here's a reminder top stories this hour. while way is suing the u.s. government and as it is forcing to the packing its servers and stealing e-mails the u.s. considers while waste products as a security threat as beijing could use its equipment to five to spy on federal agencies the company has denied the allegations the u.s. congress if you. please it is oh. is she she's. awfully good she. needs to leave don't you that is the only we. know. u.s. president donald trump has responded to reports that north korea has begun work to restore a rocket launch site just days after talks with kim jong un and didn't. i would be
very disappointed if that were happening it's a very early report with the ones that put it out but i would be very very disappointed in germany and i don't think i will be but we'll see what happens we'll take a look well pyongyang had begun to dismantle the facility last year as a confidence building measure following the first summit between trump and kim aleksey o'brian has to support. these satellite images appear to show north korea's rocket launch site the web site thirty eight north which specializes in studying the reclusive state says they show efforts to rebuild between february sixteenth and march second thanks and those dates put it right around last week's violence summit in vietnam that's where u.s. president donald trump walked away saying he couldn't meet kim jong un's demands to lift sanctions analysts say this could be punching back the north koreans haven't
actually used it for a long range test missiles they've used it in the past for satellite launches which a lot of people say for double as missile tests but they haven't actually sort of formally used for missile tests and it's not necessarily clear that the rebuild is actually leading up to that my own sense is that this is sort of peek at the way donald trump treated them in north korea are in vietnam this into the strategic and international studies says the images show rapid rebuilding at a site partly dismantled last year when p.r. nyang entered talks with the u.s. and south korea university ready to meet you guys it's not immediately clear though how the satellite images could have fixed the fragile nuclear diplomacy. that japan has its eyes fixed on north korea's nuclear missile development have been gathering and analyzing information i will refrain from commenting in detail due to the nature of the matter. how much you know you change under the current
situation we hope that all related parties can take the right approach to resolving the korean peninsula issue through political dialogue and by meeting each other halfway trumps national security advisor john bolton has already warned north korea it must be willing to completely give up its nuclear weapons program or it could face even tougher sanctions elixir brian al-jazeera. weapons and bombs supplied by the u.k. and u.s. are responsible for the deaths of nearly one thousand civilian casualties in yemen that's according to a joint report by yemen and u.s. human rights groups their reports have sparked calls for both countries to faults arm sales and you can u.s. have provided military assistance to saudi arabia and the u.a.e. both using their weapons during the four year conflict in yemen well the u.s. congressional committee has been told the white house needs to do more to end the war and yemen the warning comes from expert testimony gathered by members of the
house of representatives it's as the fighting could create long term instability and pose a future threat to the united states alan fisher has this report from washington. from the hearing room in washington they discussed how to bring an end to almost five years of fighting thousands of kilometers away but this is no detached former war the us is part of the saudi led coalition confronting the fighters and the subcommittee chairman says requests to certify the coalition is doing all it can to reduce civilian deaths have been ignored by the trump white house the administration brazenly ignored the february night certification deadline the administration continues to refuse to certify ignoring a law supported by both republicans and democrats the war which escalated dramatically in march twenty fifteen has created the world's worst humanitarian crisis the united nations says twenty four million people need humanitarian
assistance fourteen point three million need food and water simply to survive one expert witness told the committee there can be no humanitarian fix without a political solution the humanitarian situation in yemen has sharply declined over the course of the war but any amount emergency humanitarian situation solution without a political settlement will not be enduring the house of representatives has voted to and u.s. funding for the war in yemen a move donald trump says he'll veto it one human rights activist says there must be an end to armed seems to the saudi coalition says two thousand and fifteen the u.s. has supported saeed the attacks in yemen is civilians by sitting millions in bumps and other weapons and providing military and political supports trump administration continues to support the saudis insisting it's an important regional partner especially when combating militants in the area but there's a warning continued involvement is creating future problems for the u.s.
this is a four year policy the has failed it has incurred significant cost to the united states generating greater instability and potential new rounds of terrorism in the arabian peninsula both sides agreed. around who did a port in yemen in december after u.n. brokered peace talks while there's optimism that may lead to broader talks there's no sign a political settlement is near and the committee was told us needs to use its influence to get people around the table and divan with bones and bullets as a way to end the fighting. al-jazeera washington. israel's prime minister says his naval forces could take action against iran suspected or oil smuggling i called on the international community to halt any efforts by iran to evade u.s. sanctions it is terror on a shipping seal in secret u.s. president donald trump last year pulled out of the iran nuclear deal and we imposed some sanctions there was no immediate response from tehran the u.n.
says burkina faso is facing us full blown humanitarian crisis with almost a million people in need of urgent help attacks were armed groups and intercommunal violence have forced tens of thousands from their homes in the past two months nicholas hawk has the story. storming a school in the hands of attackers is more than just a training exercise but the soldiers. you can work you know so face unprecedented violence led by armed groups in neighboring mali now the attackers threaten areas just hours away from the capital market to. the troops already fighting in mali as part of a un peacekeeping mission there are already overstretched ill equipped. well first mission is descending because we can contribute to international mission yes but all first mission is to defend your country but the threat comes from within. was
a preacher from the northern region of brick you know who joined. an armed group based in mali calling on people back home to rise up against their government well go was killed in an airstrike in two thousand and seventeen attacks targeting both civilians and the state are intensifying tearing communities apart. so i want to go russ money now my duty co no relation to mullen jiko have lived side by side russ monies from the mostly tribe from the poll community in january most people attacked their poll neighbors with machetes and guns after mostly mayor was it gunned down in an attack nearby the mali and border. they burnt out of a lid our livestock everything we owned is gone we want justice the most herders who criss cross the border between mali and brick enough asta to feed their cattle of supporting armed groups. community members attacked their mostly neighbors in retaliation burning entire villages including restaurants home.
we saw it was coming i had prepared myself to leave because of the feeling of suspicion quickly turned to hate the desire for violence was in the air it is still so intense. this cycle of violence has not only killed hundreds of people according to the un almost a million people are in need of urgent assistance aid agencies warn it is turning into a humanitarian emergency. has seen recently. in armed attacks that cost one hundred thousand people to flee their homes and half of them have fled within the last couple of weeks. fear mistrust and attacks closer to its capital are fueling the violence and. the nation seems on the brink with the expanding conflict in the region now it is doorstep nicklas honk
. at the highs of europe's refugee crisis and twenty fifteen tens of thousands of people were arriving every month now with the number of near our eyeballs down nearly ninety percent their pay and commission has declared the migration crisis over but as john holl explains for those seeking refuge little has changed. well this notion that the migration crisis in europe over the european commission pointing to a ten fold decrease in the numbers of migrants refugees and asylum seekers trying to get into europe is something that i think would be disputed in the vast unsanitary in secure asylum camps in libya african migrants trying to get to europe and of course among the thousands festering in awful conditions inside europe in camps in the greek islands most of those refugees from syria there the crisis is very much not over it in any case why now why use this language when i think it's
a pushback against what the commission describes as fake news misinformation myths and untruths about migration put about from within its own ranks you hear this debate very much alive in countries like italy where migration is used to fuel support for parties on the far right one of which is actually in government you hear it in countries like britain but no one has made as much running with it as victor or banned in hungary who's used it as an election platform he won an election another one last year of the back of the migration sentiment and rhetoric railing against the european union on everything to do with border security and calm compulsory relocation quotas and just a few days ago using the photograph the picture of john told you look at the commission president alongside all bands but no our george soros to depict. and constantly warns against a deliberate effort to flood europe with hundreds of thousands more refugees were on him that was a step too far for the european commission and this is the fighting back
essentially against one of its own. u.s. president donald trump's controversial border policies were in the firing line of house democrats on wednesday the question trump's top immigration official about the president's decision to declare and national emergency of the mexican border here's how the show castro with the latest is that we are all to the american people your oath to the president of the united states there was little love lost between donald trump's homeland security secretary kiersten nielsen and the house democrats now controlling the committee that oversees her agency let me tell you ma'am secretary either you're lying to this committee or you don't know what's happening at the border nielson defended trumps national emergency declaration to build a border wall citing a surge in unauthorized crossings more than seventy six thousand people mostly families from central america were apprehended at the southern border in february
that's the highest monthly figure in more than a decade but these increases will overwhelm the system entirely this is not a manufactured crisis this is truly an emergency republican members backed the secretary's testimony blaming the increased crossings on a broken immigration system they say democrats have refused to fix it's congress's failed. to solve this problem but the hearing was dominated by critical questioning from democrats many demanding an accounting of the president's zero tolerance policy that resulted in the separation of thousands of children from their parents last year when you saw those pictures of babies in cages what did you do what did you do to just scream bloody murder up the chain to the president says they differ from the cages you put your dogs in when you let them stay outside is
that it is a different. it yes in what sense it's large and it has facilities it provides room to said to stand to lay down the road in my dog's cage the family separation policy ended after public outcry the advocates say it's still happening in a smaller number of cases but thousands of children who travel to the u.s. alone we violence and poverty in their home countries remain detained three have died in government custody since the beginning of the year and number of republicans have sided against the president now emergency declaration as well fighting concerns that it exceeds the power of his office congress is expected to pass a measure to pencil that declaration to trump says he will veto. castro al-jazeera washington. well on thursday the u.s. president's former campaign manager will find out how much more time he's going to
be spending in prison call him out of sorts is found guilty of financial crimes as part of the special counsel's investigation into the possible collusion between the twenty six campaign and russia but that's just one of a growing number of investigations into donald trump how to kill him explains living it's a term he seems to use daily which of which i tweet and it's a great but he might need to start using the plural witch hunts because u.s. president donald trump has a lot more to worry about than special counsel robert muller's investigation into potential obstruction of justice and collusion with the russian government trump is surrounded by investigations in new york federal prosecutors are already sending troops former lawyer to prison and they're looking into who gave and how one hundred seven million dollars was spent on the inauguration of former trump advisor went on the president's favorite fox news program to warn him he's in danger this is why i've said all along with the sun the district is.