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politics eroding civil norms vital to american democracy are you concerned that the political divisions today could lead to violence. this strange death of american civility 2 on al-jazeera. pakistan's army chief says the military will go to any extent to support the people of kashmir as india revokes its autonomous status. natural desire or life from a headquarters in doha i'm sorry navigator also ahead president trump says the u.s. is in a strong position as the trade war with china intensifies over the value of the one . the us paul's more pressure on than as well as the country's foreign minister denounces a criminal economic blockade. we remember the life and work of nobel prize winner
toni morrison who died tuesday at the age of 88. hello pakistan is vowing to exert maximum pressure on india over the crisis in kashmir that's after new delhi stripped indian administered kashmir of its autonomy prime minister imran khan called on the world to take notice of india's moves to change the status of the disputed region. you know india went against the 17 resolutions of the united nations security council she went against the united nations general assembly resolution and they went against the agreement they have taken a decision in which they want to change demographics of kashmir meanwhile india's lower house has pushed through legislation to split indian administered kashmir into indian troops the area on lockdown as you can see internet and phone lines are
down curfews are in place and local political leaders are being detained. there has more from was off than pakistan administered kashmir. after a strong statement by the bloggers on the military which had an important meeting by the chief of the progress on the military general job wait come our bar draw it was decided that august on would come with a form response to bloggers on the military saying that day by. day freedom struggle and dead bugs son would go to any. and dad to board the pakistani prime minister would go being on the floor of the pakistani national assembly which aired an emergency session our joint session of parliament and which imran khan spoke about his fears and apprehensions that india was scapegoating august on. the heavy handed tactics by the indian security forces to prompt action from me
which would then be blamed on and you would get a pretext to attack by guest on and rates gays. to the international community that this would be a grave crisis any chord figuration of this particular crisis were to have devastating effect for india and pakistan but the whole the chinese foreign office also expressing its concern the americans also warrant being bugged on an india to show restraint so as far as progress on is concerned their situation is done except a bit of august on foreign minister who was in saudi arabia have made. coming back to pakistan well lots of them here from pakistan but the decision to remove indian administered kashmir has autonomous status has enjoyed widespread support and yes parliament's. has more from new delhi. for the 1st time in decades here allow the arena speeling optimistic kashmir hindu fled with his
family from indeed administered kashmir in 1990 because of religious violence he's pleased with the indian government's decision to revoke the region's autonomy under article 370 but has his concerns if we are supposed to back. the what shall we do what is a home. what shall we. and all shall do in the city of the. who would look after us and who wouldn't be a god part of. india's home minister let tuesday start for change in the lower house of parliament with a bill passed easily thanks to the government's majority and support from the opposition members but many members of parliament say support for india in the kashmir valley has dried up following the government's revoking of the region's autonomy and splitting it into 2 federal territories even those who politically supported the indian government in the region are now lashing out this is not india
that i believe. there is a democratic and yeah they could only have followed whatever your religion whatever your region. the students studying in your new delhi are worried they've been scrambling to find a way to contact their families and friends in indeed administered kashmir without much success my main guns on that my parents even ok like they haven't i don't know they've been alive for me. not knowing what they're going to. so i know what are the problems but this is the highest this is the worst kind of situation that is happening now. as many worry about their families in kashmir being cut off others are dreaming of a new beginning their fares jamil al jazeera new delhi. well the u.s. says it's still open to negotiations with china in the hopes of reaching
a trade deal for the talks in washington are planned for next month but hopes are fading they will be fruitful on monday the u.s. government formally declared china a currency manipulator something beijing has denied and the move came hours after china devalued its currency the one which calls volatility in the financial markets that was after the trumpet ministration announced increase in tariffs on a further $300000000000.00 in chinese imports last week when that fully comes into effect next month it will mean virtually every product china exports to the u.s. will be subject to extra taxes our white house correspondent kelly halakhah is joining us from washington d.c. how is all this being viewed in washington can really i can tell you how the white house is viewing it and the white house still feels pretty confident they feel that despite the fact that this trade war has morphed into a currency war that the united states is still a strong position the white house is maintaining that what it's looking for even if
some of this can be painful in the back and forth is what it calls the quote right deal what that means is they're looking for china to ease the alleges this currency manipulation is also they're looking for rissa lucian to an ongoing problem with respect to intellectual property theft now in the midst of all of this the u.s. president donald trump has been tweeting earlier today he made the case that he believes the united states is in a very strong position to even the united states is benefiting with the return of companies from china to the united states as well as other international companies choosing to go to the united states in all the economic advisor larry kudlow saying that they believe that in order to achieve big gains you also have to take big risks. this is a transformative president. who is going in many places where prior presidents and
both parties have fear to tread. he is determined he's rebuilding the american economy which is going very strong. and i think part of that has to be trade it is a political risk though for u.s. president onil trump for his reelection in particular in 2020 that's because these tariffs of hit american farmers very very hard ready the united states has put in place to aid packages are on twitter the u.s. president suggesting perhaps there is more aid in the future if this continues to linger it doesn't appear there is any quick resolution although there are talks expected to pick up again in september and the indications by the white house team are is that if there is if things are in their words progressing well the idea of potentially easing some of those tariffs that have been put in place by the united states is one thing that the u.s. is hoping to negotiate but again they are expecting to see some concrete steps from
china and are willing to play this long and hard in order to get that ok it can really help with an update from washington thank you let's speak to chris garcia he's the c.e.o. of the car financial and former commerce department official under president trump is joining us from washington d.c. thanks for speaking to us on al-jazeera so president trump is saying that the u.s. is in a strong position but we also know that china has now officially said it is going to stop buying u.s. our group cultural products so with farmers in the u.s. now losing one of their biggest customers that is china how does this all bode well for the trumpet ministration. right so firstly i'd like to state that it's the intention of this white house that's the intention of this administration certainly that of the united states to reach an amicable deal with china but that deal has to be a fair free and reciprocal deal what we're seeing is china did not in fact come through with the promises that were negotiated back in may we found that they were i believe 995 percent of those concessions that china had agreed to agreed to and at
the last minute they pulled out there was $100.00 page document and then china pulled out 50 of those pages which were all of the structural changes that were requested by this administration china then promises at the g 20 summit that in fact we will not escalate tariffs on one another between the united states and china and that china would go ahead and purchase large quantities of agricultural products when china and they also promised by the way that they would not allow fentanyl to be exploited to united states the problem is that china reneged on those as well so they weren't going to buy agricultural products anyway and so i think that right now we're trying to hold their feet to the fire so to speak to make sure that they actually do come through with those promises so what do you make of this decision for the trumpet ministration to label china as a currency manipulator is it a justification to impose more tariffs in september or is it a way for the president to try and extract more concessions and will it work.
well the timeline was firstly that the president had said he was threatening after the trade delegation from the united states had gone to china and met with negotiators it was secretary and bob light has or a u.s. trade representative when they came back and briefed the president in the oval office he was not pleased at all with the progress that had been made in fact what the report was is that china had not agreed to make those purchases in fact so the president wanted to ratchet up tariffs of 10 percent on $300000000000.00 worth of chinese goods the designation as a currency manipulator was after the chinese allowed their you want to drop and so that was another retaliatory action from the united states because they didn't feel didn't fact meet those 3 prerequisites to be labeled a currency manipulator so now we'll see secretary newton go to the i.m.f. to try to work this out and find a solution but this is a good indicator of the united states has all of these cards on the table but we're
in pursuit of fair free and reciprocal trade that has got to be the end goal but the stock markets are feeling the representations as well we've seen the stock markets really jittery over the past few days so this is not really only about the united states and china is it it's about the global economy of course of course and i what is the risk of the greater existential threat yeah. the greater x. essential threat is that we do not act that we do not respond to china this is been 20 years now in the making if not more ever since we allowed them to enter the w t o they have not played by the rules they certainly have a fundamental different outlook on the world than the united states does and i would say certainly our allies around the world what i would say is that the rest of the world the coalition of fair free and reciprocal traders should in fact find these actions by china to not be those that follow the rules and we would rather have a fairer freer open trading system than to have
a significant bad player that manipulates their currency that imposes tariffs that steals intellectual property that forces technology transfers and joint ventures and an all around engages or sponsors in cyber espionage that's something that the world cannot tolerate and certainly we need to have the united states leading the way with our allies chris garcia we thank you very much for speaking to us from washington thank you. now the united states has frozen all venezuelan government assets the measure blocks all u.s. companies and individuals from doing business with president nicolas maduro the administration venezuela's foreign ministry has called it a criminal economic blockade and it comes as delegates from more than 50 countries including the u.s. are meeting in lima the u.s. national security advisor john bolton is part of the delegation president trump has taken a very strong move here imposing these sweeping sanctions putting before block a full freeze on all assets of all parts of the government of venezuela in the u.s.
and also imposing sanctions or setting the. situation to impose sanctions on any person or business that goes significant business with the government of venezuela so this goes well beyond anything we've done before and it really is a very strong move by the pros there is a bow has more from. another executive order by donald trump imposing more sanctions in venezuela and this generates lots of uncertainty in a country that already struggling with an economic crisis about exactly what's coming next apparently there is a conference for democracy in venezuela compulsive about 60 countries that are discussing venezuela's future president there are countries like argentina brazil and the united states countries like russia for example are saying they won't attend because that meeting is being controlled by the united states and right
berries where john bolton compared to venezuela with other rogue states he referred to iran north korea among others and right there he also expects to find a bit about what this function is are all about banning american companies with dealing with venezuela seizing venezuelan aphids awarning countries like russia and china of doing business with venezuela among other things while all of this is happening up officially to why you don't hear it said that this is not going to be starstruck. will be allowed into the country by basically that this type of measures are necessary in order. to change which is currently. in this country most of the analysts we have spoken to say that. do not work they hurt the population. and the governments remain in place because poverty in the country make the population more dependent on.
north korea iran and cuba. don't mistake restraint for china warns hong kong its army will defend every part of its territory nato allies the u.s. and turkey warn each other as tensions between them increased along turkey's border with syria. i know they're fairly quiet picture across much of the middle east the winds have been a fairly gusty particularly through iraq in the last few days and it will see more of that as we head through wednesday and on into thursday a warm day baghdad 45 degrees celsius the same across into q 8 but to feeling pretty nice in ankara wednesday 29 degrees and 29 celsius in beirut not a great deal of change on thursday and it will still staying with you drive across
the entire region of often pakistan those monsoon rains back in the forecast but very widely scattered all those showers and thunderstorms further to the south those winds actually making their way down further towards the south across into much of cats off $45.00 in doha but with those winds feeling a little less humid than it has done recently but we've also got a bit of an onshore flow here into southern sections of oman we could even see a stray shower into over the next couple of days than we had down in southern africa more than a stray shower here which is i think good news for cape town as a frontal system just sliding by you can see the cloud there it is bringing the rain showers certainly on whedon's day 15 degrees is the temperature and is another very warm day off into dub and 25 degrees celsius so again a few degrees above the average and then by thursday the temperature coming down a little bit closer to the average meanwhile trying to cape town of 14 and 23 in johannesburg.
a conflict that is now considered to be the world's worst humanitarian crisis you know anybody that will have to die or skulk discards his own or really for sale and investigation into how billions of euros are made from supplying arms to saudi arabia a leader of the coalition fighting a war in the south the case in. yemen war profiteers on al jazeera. we're going to top stories on al-jazeera pakistan's army chief is pledging to do whatever is necessary to support people in the disputed kashmir region his words
come after new delhi officially stripped indian administered kashmir off its autonomous that its president trump says the u.s. is in a strong position as the trade war with china intensifies over the value of the won china denies u.s. accusations of being a currency manipulator the move has led to market volatility across the world. the united states has frozen all venezuelan government assets the measure blocks all u.s. companies and individuals from doing business with president nicolas maduro the administration venezuela's foreign ministry has called it a criminal economic wealth and. pro-democracy protesters in hong kong are rallying into the night take a look at the scene just over an hour ago as police tried to push back crowds that were blocking traffic in the city or china's government described the protesters as thugs and promised to punish all those involved in the violence and for most of the day however hong kong was relatively calm many spent tuesday reflecting on one of
the most violent weekends yet and the thomas has more for the 1st time in days hong kong on tuesday was free of protests and for a year canisters of tear gas instead the words were being fired in beijing a spokesman for the hong kong office of china's government condemned what he called the protesting thugs and promised they'd be punished well golly gee here i would like to warn all these criminals don't even misjudge the situation and mistake our strengths for weakness. don't ever underestimate the firm resolve and the immense strength of the central government and the people of the whole country to maintain hong kong's prosperity and stability and safeguard the fundamental interests of the nation. in hong kong representatives of the protesters were asked whether they thought china's army the p l a could be deployed from their base in your territory without a certain word it was time to tell the. whole course was certainly reacted
and. to. the police's news conference was interrupted by a protest from hong kong journalists who accuse them of heavy handed tactics towards reporters. place say they fired more than $800.00 tear gas canisters on monday almost as many as on all the previous days of protest combined $148.00 people were arrested. close to 600 people have been arrested in weeks of protests which started against proposed changes to the extradition law and grew into wide a condom. nation of china's control and allegations of police brutality as to whether the police wanted support can hong kong's place cope with these protests if they keep going with the same intensity they have been and if you can't would you welcome the chinese army to come and keep law and order the chief executive effort as well as the government official had already clearly. stated the stance of the
government about the. way. you will have anything to supplement hong kong's chief executive said on monday that online rumors of involvement were aimed at dividing people and shaking confidence in her government but she did not rule out ever requesting military help the streets of hong kong have been wired on tuesday everyone protesters and the police is having a day of relative arrest but there will be protests on wednesday and at the week ahead many will still andrew thomas al-jazeera. thing united states has warned turkey it is willing to prevent any unilateral incursions in syria saying such a move would be unacceptable and comes as turkish president roger tell you berta won announced the he would send troops about through 30 to 40 kilometers east of the euphrates river which is now controlled by the kurdish y p g fighters. well the
u.s. ally in the battle against eisel is considered a terrorist group by ankara or one has said he was losing patience with washington over setting up a so-called safe zone in the area in northern syria. short of. it's already top priority to train the terrorists want in northern syria turkey cannot feel safe as long as a structure in the south which is growing like a cancer cell it is increasing with the heavy weapon itself is not eliminated if we don't do what's needed today we would have to do it tomorrow by paying a bigger cost god willing we will bring our operation is so different phase very soon. as the latest from istanbul. a 2nd day of talks between military officials from the united states and turkey they are trying to establish a safe cern in northern syria but so far no signs of any real progress we have heard though from voices from the sidelines including mark esper the u.s. defense secretary who said that it would be unacceptable for turkey to stage any
kind of unilateral incursion into northern syria east of the euphrates he said that it wouldn't be in the common interest of the syrian democratic forces made up largely of kurdish y p g fighters or of turkey itself and also the united states to also him too that the u.s. would be prepared in some way to push back against any unilateral incursion into the north of the country but did say hope for a positive outcome of the talks between u.s. and turkish officials we've also heard from the turkish president president who's been addressing ambassadors in ankara he said that if turkey didn't take action anytime soon that it could later on lead to he said a higher price later he also went on to slap countries double standards very much hinting at the united states when it comes to dealing with the white p.g. regarded very much by turkey as
a terrorist organization in the same vein he said as i saw but the white p.g. have been firm allies of the united states heavily armed by the u.s. to in the fight against i saw they are singing very much of the moment from 2 very different him sheets turkey knows that it also wants to create a safe so in the north of syria to hopefully begin allowing syrians who are here in turkey in a large number to return at least temporarily to that part of the country but whether or not they can find common ground and establishing the dynamics for this safe zone is very unclear at the moment talks of continuing douglas' all advances a defense analyst and managing director with mantid international he says the u.s. is top priority at this point is to continue their battle against isis. u.s. troops that are in syria are there to fight against isis they are not there to
interpose themselves between the kurds and the turks that's there's no congressional mandate for that there's no international mandate for that the u.s. presence in syria is legally tenuous anyway but certainly does not involve getting involved between the the kurds and the turks so there's very little that can be done on that point that said i'm very hopeful that cooler heads will prevail we do have active negotiations going on with the turks i think they've offered we have offered them the united states has offered the turks a very small buffer zone they want something much larger again hopefully we can find a rational compromise there are certainly a host of issues we we have deep disagreements with the turks over the united states has not only the kurdish issue inside syria but also the recent turkish purchase of the s 400 missile system from the russians which the turks blame on the united states and nato withdrawing patriots from turkey again
a different view of the facts on the ground and with the recent attempted coup several years ago the turks believing that the united states did not respond favorably and quickly enough to aid it in that coup in the united states not liking the fairly draconian steps of the turkish government took in the wake of that coup so i think those are the 3 major issues there are a number of other minor ones but those are the big issues that need to be addressed and u.s. turkish relations and those all 3 are very heavy lifts irish prime minister and the current car size deal or no deal breck's the talks will take here is speaking in belfast car and told reporters there is no way this situation will come to a close on october 31st. if there is a deal we're going to get enter into several years of negotiations on a new free trade agreement with the u.k. and a new economic and security partnership if there is no deal then at a certain point we will have to begin negotiations again and the 1st items on the agenda will be citizens rights the financial settlement and the solution to the
irish border so great this isn't a storm that we weather or a severe weather events that we prepare for it is a permanent change in relations between the european union creating arland and the united kingdom nobel prize winning author toni morrison has died if she was the 1st black woman to receive the nobel prize for literature the judges hailed her use of language and what they called her visionary forests her novel beloved won the pulitzer prize for fiction in 1988 other major work so who did a moment in time and her 1st novel the bluest eye which was not published until she was 39 her publisher said she died monday night in new york she was 88 years old to probably is a senior director of literary programs at the writers organization pen america he says morrison was one of the greatest forces of american literature in the last 50 years i think she'll best be remembered as somebody who is as i said earlier today
is somebody who bent the arc of american literature towards stories that. that gave us insights that we weren't receiving at the time i mean toni morrison very famously said she had been an editor at random house i think for 19 years before she published her 1st novel and the reason she turned to writing rather than reading and editing is that she saw a literary landscape that had a gap that wasn't telling the story that she wanted herself to read and she told that story in her 1st novel the bluest eye and continued to tell that story and i think in doing so she shared with us lives that had not been previously shared she entered a literary landscape that was dominated by white and black voices but mostly white voices and mostly male and mostly urban and she changed what american literature
can do and the types of stories like until she created a space for i think a new kind of literature for us to enjoy to appreciate and to be enriched by. hello again the headlines on al-jazeera pakistan's army chief is pledging to do whatever is necessary to support people in the disputed kashmir region his words come after new delhi officially stripped indian administered kashmir if it's autonomous status. india went against the 17 resolutions of the united nations security council she went to get a united nations general assembly resolution and they went against the agreement they have taken a decision in which they want to change the demographics of kashmir president says the u.s. is in a strong position as the trade war with china intensifies china denies u.s.
accusations of being a currency manipulator the move has led to market volatility across the world but the u.s. government is defending its policies. this is a transformative president. who is going in many places where prior presidents and both parties have fear to tread. he is determined he's rebuilding the american economy which is going very strong. and i think part of that has to be trade the united states has frozen all venezuelan government assets the measure blocks all u.s. companies and individuals from doing business with president nicolas maduro the administration venezuela's foreign ministry has called it a criminal economic blockade and it comes as delegates from more than 50 countries including the u.s. are meeting in lima the u.s. national security adviser john bolton is part of the delegation. the united states has warned turkish forces against moving further into syria turkish president
project labored iran announced he would send troops into territory controlled by kurdish fighters the u.s. views the white b.g. as an ally against eisel but ankara considers it a terrorist organization. pro-democracy protesters in hong kong are rallying into the night police tried to push back crowds that were blocking traffic in the city earlier china's government described the protesters as bugs and promised to punish all those involved in the violence the irish prime minister leo deal or no deal that talks will take here speaking in belfast he told reporters there is no way the situation will come to a close on october 31st he says either way britain will be negotiating for several years those are the headlines and side story is coming up next.