i'm rico hizon in singapore, the headlines day two in china — after talking tough over north korea can president trump get the support he needs from president xi? when you push too so, the chinese‘s ultimate concern is regime instability. the british government loses its second cabinet minister in a week — priti patel quits over unauthorised meetings in israel. i'm kasia madera in london. also in the programme: second day of thick grey smog in the indian capital force the closure of all delhi's schools. the louvre comes to the middle east. the french president opens a new museum in abu dhabi. live from our studios in singapore and london, this is bbc world news. it's newsday. it's 9am in singapore
and also in beijing, where president trump is beginning the second day of his visit to china. xijinping laid out the reddest of red carpet is. the two men appeared to be getting on well. mr trump even shed a video of his daughter speaking mandarin. outrider editor has more. the forbidden city. today's tour guide to the home of emperors — the president of china. his tourist — the other most powerful leader in the world. all smiles, despite the threat of nuclear crisis. president trump had come from south korea, where he told the national assembly that north korea was a hell, and china should not be helping it.
we call on every nation, including china and russia, to fully implement un security council resolutions, downgrade diplomatic relations with the regime and sever all ties of trade and technology. but in the 19505, chinese fought and died alongside north koreans and against the united states. china still commemorates its war dead and sees north korea as a strategic buffer. yes, it backs us sanctions, but no, it won't let its communist ally fall. china has already done its most — i would not use the term best — but its most it can to leverage pyongyang. because when you push too far, the chinese ultimate concern is kind of a regime instability. so china's game plan is to charm
the us president and distract from his grievances on north korea and unfair trade. the chinese have thousands of years of experience in flattering foreigners and they are good at it. they are very good at it. china cannot bully the united states. the united states cannot bully china. but we have to stand up for ourselves and say to xi directly — without twitter and tweets, and so forth — you can't go any farther. trump and xi, two strong men with self—belief. but that's where the similarity ends. this is trump's guide — the art of the deal. it says you cannot be imaginative if you have too much structure. but this is the art of war. essential reading for chinese statesmen. it says know your enemy, know yourself. the supreme victory is to subdue your foe without a fight. in chinese opera, not
everyone can be a winner. us superpower, chinese rising power. the real business starts now. carrie gracie, bbc news, beijing. the next part of this was part of beijing will be happening shortly. we expect president trump to be shown around the great hall of the people. there will be a ceremony there and our correspondent is there to bring you the event. stay with us. we'll be live in beijing for the very latest, in a few minutes. let's take a look at some of the day's other news. it's been another eventful day in british politics. the international development secretary, priti patel, has resigned following the disclosure of further unauthorised contact with israeli politicians. vicky young has more on the resignation, and what it means for the british government. in the letter from priti patel it is clear that she acknowledges what she
has done wrong, saying her actions we re has done wrong, saying her actions were meant with the best of intentions but a whole they've fell below the standards of transparency and openness that she advocated. she offers a full apology to the prime minister and to the government and offers her resignation. i guess, having had so long to think about it on the aeroplane, maybe she decided that was what she was going to do. what is interesting is the response from theresa may in which she talks about the uk and israel being close allies to help pointing out that work has to be done formally. there are ways of doing this. that is why you have a system in place and that is why you have the civil service and that's why it meetings like this are documented so they are transparent and everyone knows who has access to. interestingly she says that i accept your apology and i welcome your clarification about your trip to israel over the summer. now that further details have come to light it is right that you have decided to resign. clearfrom theresa may that if she had not
resigned she would have been sacked. also making news today, demonstrators in catalonia have blocked roads and railways over the continued detention of ten separatist leaders. a one—day strike hit schools and universities hardest. the protests come as spain's foreign minister said catalonia could possibly have a legal referendum on independence but only if the rest of spain voted in it. democrats in america have scored two big victories, in the first state wide elections since president trump won the presidency a year ago. in virginia, ralph northam defeated his republican rival in a governorship race. and phil murphy was victorious in new jersey. the results will boost democrat hopes of winning back congress next year. the trial of two women accused of murdering the half—brother of kimjong—un has heard that the car used to drive them to the scene of the killing, was bought by one of north korea's embassy officials. the north korean leader's half—brother kim jong—nam died after being smeared with a nerve agent at kuala lumpur airport in february.
the women have pleaded not guilty. kevin spacey is facing fresh allegations of sexual misconduct. the us journalist heather unruh has told reporters that her son was sexually assaulted by mr spacey last year. the hollywood star has not responded to any of the allegations. and brace yourself for this. a british racing driver is lucky to be alive after surviving a high speed crash during a race at the weekend. the overtaking car spun out of control at a speed of more than 200 kilometres per hour. amazingly, the 62—year—old driver survived with no more than concussion and bruising and actually finished the race in second place. the indian capital is waking up for a second day to a blanket of thick grey smog. it's forced all schools in delhi
to shut, until sunday, with pollution at 70 times the world health organisation's safe level, in some areas. air quality is worsening — because of stubble burning by farmers and coal fired power plants. sanjoy majumder reports from the streets of delhi. this is what delhi looks like at the moment. the entire city is covered in this thick blanket of grey smog. now, there, in the distance, is the famous iconic india war memorial. you canjust see it because visibility is so poor. in fact, at this time, you would often see people out in the street. there are not many people about. it's not hard to understand why. i have been out ten minutes and already my eyes are beginning to smart, my throat is burning, it's difficult to breathe. if you breathe in, you are breathing in a deadly cocktail of diesel fumes, construction dust, soot from coal—fired power plants, even smoke from burning crop stubble from the farms beyond, and that's why it's literally
becoming dangerous for people to venture out. we will return to beijing because president trump is on his second day in china. we expect him to go to the great hall of the people. our correspondent is in beijing, just outside the forbidden city. this is a red carpet tour, isn't it? absolutely. day one's events all took place in the forbidden city just behind me and on day two it will all move across to the great hall of the people. we are expecting much more pomp and circumstance, as it were. honour guards and things like that. at the beginning of the
day and it will finish with a banquet in the great hall of the people and more cultural performances. in between, there will be discussions. these are the more serious times when we are expecting xijinping and serious times when we are expecting xi jinping and donald serious times when we are expecting xijinping and donald trump to serious times when we are expecting xi jinping and donald trump to talk about north korea and about trade. let's start with north korea. president trump has been quite vocal about this. he really wants china to put pressure on north korea. yes. the trouble is china and the us both wa nt the trouble is china and the us both want there to be pressure on north korea to give up nuclear weapons. the question is how much pressure and what format pressure would take. donald trump has said that countries should virtually cut off diplomatic relations with north korea. on the other hand, china says they are doing more than anyone else. they are implementing un security council
resolutions, they have cut off seafood and coal. we are really putting pressure on north korea by turning down the screws. donald trump would like them to cut oil, for example, to really try and bring the economy to its knees. as we had earlier in the programme, there is no way that beijing wants a regime to collapse because even though they wa nt to collapse because even though they want them to give up nuclear weapons, what they fear more than thatis weapons, what they fear more than that is a collapsed at eunos —— north korea, with us troops on its border as a unified country. china will not do anything that would lead to that happening. china is a huge trade partnerfor north korea but the us and china, it is all about trade as well. we expect a big ceremony at the great hall of the people but we also see a signing ceremony in the great hall of the people, 19 deals worth $9 billion? yes. that was the first round of
deals that we heard about on day one. apparently on day two there will be another bunch of business deals. the details of those will have to be buried —— delved into a little to see how substantial they are but this is the type of thing that donald trump would want to point to tooheys constituency back home to say see, i am improving the trade situation with china. and the chinese government is more than happy to go along with this and try and make it at least appear that we. like i say, the substance of these deals will see later —— we will see later. but there will be a raft of them today with another special business function in a few hours time. thank you very much. just outside the 4 billion city in beijing. a lot of unprecedented moves because xijinping giving
president trump a personal website of the forbidden city. we also expect a big ceremony to take place at the great hall of the people as well. we are waiting and watching for images to turn up of that. the moment that that comes through, we will bring those images to you. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: the louvre abu dhabi. parisian style in the middle east. our arts editor has been to have a look. also on the programme... what exactly is the ‘indo—pacific‘? it's a phrase donald trump's been using recently — we'll tell you all you need to know. berliners from both east and west wing cans and dance throughout the liberated territory. with nobody to stop them it was not long before the first attempts were made to destroy
the structure it self. it is keeping the structure it self. it is keeping the candid's name always in the public eye that counts. success or failure depends not only on public display but on the local campaign headquarters and the heavy routine work avert women volunteers. yasser arafat who dominated the palestinian cause for so long has died. palestinian authority has declared a state of authority —— mourning for the leader who symbolise the hopes of his people for an independent state. in the wake of the colombian volcano disaster, rescue teams are trying to reach thousands of survivors who clambered onto rooftops and trees. after 17 years of discussion, the result was greeted with an outburst ofjoy. this is newsday on the bbc. i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories: president trump has started his second day
of his visit to china. he will be holding talks about north korea later this afternoon. a senior member of the british government has resigned — the second in a week. and look who has turned up forjury duty in chicago. president obama arrived at the courthouse on wednesday, waiting to see if he is chosen to serve on a trial. he will earn the standard $17 a day for his time. that story is popular on bbc.com. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world. as you might imagine, lots of the papers are closely following president trump's arrival in beijing. here is china daily, which has a huge front—page photo of mrtrump with xi jinping and their wives in the forbidden city. the paper describes the trip as a state visit—plus. the south china morning post warns
that, despite president trump's red—carpet treatment, tough tests are still to come. it reports that difficult talks on pyongyang's nuclear programme are expected to dominate discussions on thursday afternoon. and the japan times looks at whether donald trump should tweet while he is in china. twitter is blocked inside the country, but the us delegation has apparently brought along special equipment so that mr trump can get round the firewall. somebody should be tweeting about these sheep, kasia. rico, sheep recognising human faces has really captured people's attention online. sheep have a reputation for being dim—witted creatures, but a new study has found that they can be trained to recognise human faces. there is a point to it all. scientists aim to use the sheep
as models to understand disorders of the brain. we go back to beijing where we expect a welcoming ceremony to take place in the great hall of the people. this is the motorcade of dignitaries going to the great hall of the people. it is a lot of unprecedented steps during this state plus visit for president trump, because this ceremony will be broadcast live on national television, according to the state rod caster. and we saw a bit earlier how president trump was shown around personally by president xi jinping. —— state broadcaster. and also some little intimate touches of president trump showing his granddaughter
speaking mandarin, and xijinping saying that she is... should get an a+ for her efforts in reciting upon in mandarin. so this is xijinping and his wife, they will be welcoming president trump and first lady melania trump. —— reciting a poem. and this will be broadcast on state television. of course, earlierwe had xijinping giving himself a tour of the unesco world heritage site of the forbidden city. a tour of all the forbidden city. a tour of all the imperial treasures, which is a bit of a break of precedent for president xijinping to bit of a break of precedent for president xi jinping to do that. the first couples watched chinese opera
and an acrobatic display. we will probably get something more formal at this ceremonial welcome. north korea, as we have been hearing throughout our coverage of president trump's tour of asia, north korea very much the focus. also an awful lot of trade deals. so far trade deals worth $9 billion having been signed already in the great hall of the people, where president trump and melania trump have been officially welcomed by president xi jinping. our correspondent is there. we described this as a state last visit. the red carpet, the full works. absolutely. they are really turning it on for donald trump. and
you know, i guess you might expect that. these are, after all, the two most powerful countries in the world. they really need each other, their economies are locked in together, and so naturally china will be wanting to welcome donald trump with open arms, and you know, they do need to get on with one another. now, of course, these two governments are very different. they have different points of view on many things. what i guess a lot of observers would say that we, the rest of the world, also need them to find a way to talk about things like trade, about north korea, to guarantee world peace. and so of course, it is quite significant having them there together. and even their personal relationship, we are led to believe that xi jinping and donald trump do have, you know, cordial relations. they describe each other as friends. now, you
know, the extent to which that is really true, i suppose, is up for other people to decide. but they do seem other people to decide. but they do seem to be getting on with one another, and the most important thing is that they can find a way to discuss important matters, that they can sit across the table from each other and talk about north korea, as they will today. a few years ago we never would have expected china to be backing the us, putting pressure on its old ally, north korea, in the way it has been. and yet china does not want instability in the area. china doesn't want the threat that north korea's nuclear weapons pose. and yet, like we were saying before, it also doesn't want north korea to collapse. and so there they are, these two giants of world politics are having to try and find a way through this stalemate with north korea. when it comes to trade, it is
going to be very different. i think, ina way, going to be very different. i think, in a way, even though they are happy to sign deals with one another, they do have very different positions when it comes to economics and when it comes to international trade. i don't think china will be opening up its market to the extent that donald trump would like. but we will see some talk about that today. i suppose when they come out later on and make their joint suppose when they come out later on and make theirjoint statements, together, not a press conference but joint statements, we might expect that they will be talking about both of these issues. interesting, also, you say the differences between these two countries, the differences between these two leaders, in that very hall just between these two leaders, in that very halljust a few between these two leaders, in that very hall just a few weeks between these two leaders, in that very halljust a few weeks ago, xi jinping embodied his thought into the communist party making him effectively, well, as powerful as chairman mao. this is something that, my goodness, i guess president
trump can only imagine the amount of power within china that xi jinping right now carries, steve. yes, we have not seen a leader like xi jinping here for a long time. having his philosophy, his personal philosophy, with his name written into the communist party constitution really means to challenge xijinping now constitution really means to challenge xi jinping now is to challenge xi jinping now is to challenge the party itself. and so, yes, he doesn't have the checks and bala nces yes, he doesn't have the checks and balances on him the way that donald trump does. of course, donald trump is also a very powerful person. but it isa is also a very powerful person. but it is a completely different system in the united states. i guess some, though, would say that within the party, behind closed doors, there are sort of checks and balances on xi jinping's are sort of checks and balances on xijinping's power. but i think others would counter that by saying that he is really drawing power to himself the likes of which we have
not seen for decades. and yet, that also means that he can deliver on things. and so, i suppose, also means that he can deliver on things. and so, isuppose, when donald trump sits down with xi jinping to discuss matters today, they look each other in the eye, i think americans call this face time, then you can be sure that if xi jinping says something will happen, that it really will happen. to be a fly on the wall. goodness, steve. but in terms of donald trump's favourite means of communication, twitter, that is of course blocked across mainland china, along with various other western social media outlets. and yet, briefly, if you could steve, donald trump overcoming that in his own way. yes, well, of course, people who visit china will know that twitter is blocked, just like facebook and youtube and amnesty international and many other sites. to get onto twitter you need
something called a vpn, a virtual private network. donald trump has had that installed onto his phone so that he can tweet while he is here. i suppose that technically means he is breaking the law in china, but we have this bizarre situation where the communist party has controlled state media, and tweets itself about donald trump's tweets. i guess they are technically also in breach of the law here. and so it is a very interesting time here in beijing today. and i think we can expect a few more tweets from donald trump while he is here in the chinese capital. that is an absolute certainty. thank you very much, steve mcdonald in beijing. what we are watching is just outside the great hall of the people, the two presidents. an official welcoming ceremony, unprecedented in every way, even in the sense that this is going to be broadcast live across china. and you have been watching newsday. hello, again.
there's some colder weather on the way for this weekend. but overnight, it's not going to be quite as cold, because this area of cloud is moving down from the north—west, bringing with it a bit of rain and drizzle. as the cloud clears away from northern scotland, it will turn chilly later. perhaps the lowest temperatures for a while, ahead of that cloud, more towards the south—east. but here, those numbers will be higher by the morning, as we start the day with cloudy skies and some light rain or drizzle, and temperatures six or seven. for much of southern england, wales, the midlands, perhaps up into yorkshire and lincolnshire, it will be a bit of a dull start on thursday. a lot of low cloud, rain or drizzle here and there. no great amounts. already, it's brightening in northern england, and some sunshine today in northern ireland, and particularly scotland, where there will be a chill in the air here. and we've got some sharp showers into northern scotland. they will continue
pretty much all day. and it will be quite windy here, too. much further south, some slow improvements through the day, as we see brighter skies and sunshine filtering southwards, pushing away the dull and damp weather, eventually into the english channel. it will take a while to get the sunshine out significantly across southern england through the afternoon. further north, in the sunshine, temperatures about 10—12 degrees. those showers continue, though, for northern scotland. still quite windy here, as well. clear skies in the evening will see the temperatures dipping. but then we get another spell of rain and cloud, and some stronger winds this time, pushing the wet weather down quickly across the uk on thursday night into friday morning. the skies clear to the north, again, the temperatures dip away, and it's cold enough in northern scotland for the showers to be wintry in the hills. quickly, we'll see some sunshine developing further south, one or two showers, perhaps. but then later in the day we'll see the cloud increasing again. and we've got some rain on the way, that's going to be particularly evident in northern ireland. quite cold in scotland, seven or eight degrees. that rain that's coming in is coming from what's left of tropical storm rina, and that will move its way quickly
to bring some rain mainly for england and wales, some strong winds through the english channel, but it doesn't last long. by the time we get to the weekend, the wind direction is changing, we're going to draw down a northerly wind as the weekend goes on and it will be turning colder, day and night. so this is saturday. some spells of sunshine. some showers, though, for northern ireland, running in the irish sea, coming to wales, wintry showers for northern scotland, some showers down the north sea coasts, and it will be feeling cold in the wind. strongest winds around coastal areas, both in the west, the north and the east, and that's where we'll see the showers. for many inland, yes, it's going to be a cold day, but it should be dry and quite sunny. i'm kasia madera with bbc world news. our top story. president trump has been welcomed into china's great hall on the second day of his visit. he and the chinese premier, xijinping, will hold talks on north korea later. the two leaders will also oversee a signing ceremony for billions of dollars of trade deals.
britain's international development secretary, priti patel, has resigned, the second cabinet minister to do so in the past week. she'd held unauthorised meetings with israeli leaders while on holiday in israel. and this video is trending on bbc.com: the world famous french museum, the louvre, has opened a new branch in abu dhabi. president macron and his wife brigitte were shown around by the crown prince. the project is worth more than a billion dollars. that's all from me for now. stay with bbc news. and the top story here in the uk: the head of the national health service england says without more money, one in ten people will be on a waiting list by 2021.