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this is deja vu news live from berlin china throws a punch in an increasingly bitter trades back beijing imposes duties on three billion dollars worth of u.s. imports including pork and fruit in response to president trump's punitive tariffs also coming out of performing for peace some of south korea's best known bands play a rare concert in pyongyang the north korean leader kim jong il and tell state media he was deeply moved by the experience. ended syria rebel fighters are reported to have agreed to a deal to give up the chief stronghold near damascus but the plight of civilians
trapped there remains unclear. i'm saving so much got it good to have you with us sparks are beginning to fly and china's trade spat with the u.s. beijing is now impose tariffs of up to twenty five percent on a whole range of u.s. imports including pork and wine the move comes in response to u.s. tariffs on some of its products china's state newspaper says the u.s. was delusional if it thought beijing would not react. these american avocados are destined for the chinese market but they might not sell so well anymore now that china has imposed tariffs on fruit and meat wine steel pipes and scores of other imports from the usa the rates of fifteen percent on one hundred twenty items and twenty five percent on eight others. the chinese government says the people support
its move though some in china regret the ensuing rise in prices. it's definitely going to have an impact many fruits that kids love only grow in foreign countries we don't have them in china that is a direct impact. it's absolutely right to impose tariffs because i've seen the news about the us crapping trade deals with us it's right to fight back. the new tariffs are china's initial response to the u.s. move to slap tariffs on steel and alimony m imports the u.s. is also threatening to impose further terrace on sixty billion dollars worth of other chinese imports a year over what it terms the theft of intellectual property china by contrast is raising tariffs on about three billion dollars worth of u.s. imports. beijing says it will never submit if the u.s. launches a trade war and says that tariff increases are in line with world trade organization
rules to protect its interests still the scale of china's new tariffs is modest the move looks more like a warning shot than a major counterattack the u.s. is china's largest single market a full blown trade war is the last thing china would want. whether threat of a trade war monica that has to have companies on both sides of this pact worried absolutely and in between sunni as well for one there is growing criticism off donald trump's trade policy among german business leaders the president of the federation of german industries has lashed out against u.s. trade policy calling it an attempt by the trunk of ministration to weaken the world trade organization and asked for market reactions stocks in china kicked off the new week with slight losses amid lingering worries of a full blown trade war with the united states while here in europe investors have a day longer to digest the latest developments stock markets here are closed today
for the system. a holiday. for more on the growing trade tension between china and the united states let's cross over to our asia correspondent andrea hang in singapore good to see you andrea so if china doesn't want to enter into a full blown trade war how do you interpret those chinese tariffs on u.s. goods well monica it's very hot not to think of it as a treat war or as a retaliation some kind of retaliation against the u.s. however heresy it can be seen as a much needed so class on china's putte targeting the three billion dollars in u.s. imports is minute effort compared to the larger scale of things considering the one hundred fifteen point six billion dollars in u.s. imports altogether to china so this those three billion dollars worth of tariffs is just a warm up place. it could be given it could be given that the upcoming sixty billion
of new tears that trump intends to put across to china in the near future that being said china has been minimal in its route. to the u.s. given the multiple threats at trump has imposed on to china thus far ok and how i was all of this going down with the chinese business community given that the u.s. is such an important export market for china. well as seen in the video of their split views in china itself on. which china should stand when it comes to these new tariffs and its position when it comes to the u.s. at the moment a lot of a lot of traders are looking to two ways either the e.u. market to continue its supply of pok and other products that the u.s. is employing was in these tears on the other is to actually look and look to his domestic markets and perhaps grow those the message markets as well now of course
is also under pressure and somehow has to find a way to please both china and the united states if it wants to continue making business with those two sides what are the chinese or asian investors betting on which way will get you go. china asian investors at the moment watching this very closely very nervous all around the table tension about also their hope there is hope also in that the u.s. will pull back on its terror as a lot of analysts see that these new tariffs are not the one all end all solution for the u.s. in making up for street deficit which is very very white as we all know so there's a lot of pressure going around. as this is going on the rest of asia is going to watch this very closely until it finalization its me or until a particular treat agreement seems to stick all right andrea hang in singapore
thank you so much for this. so the u.s. and china may not see eye to eye these days but there is a continuing seoul between north and south korea that's right monica that's what analysts are certainly calling it and the north korean leader kim jong un says his sart swelled after attending a rare concert in pyongyang by musicians from south korea it is the first such performance in more than a decade and some say a sign of improving ties between the countries it also coincided with the start of annual military drills between the u.s. and south korea. south korea's k. pop bands red velvet and goes shen aeration among others played the kind of music that has been taboo in the north. korean leader kim jong un was in the audience in the capital pyongyang and feeling the groove over one hundred size korean musical artists came to perform in north korea for the first time in
thirteen years things got really interesting at a theater in pyongyang when size korean performers sang about reunification. i hope that we can look at each other and feel deeply in our hearts that we are one . meanwhile a south korean taekwondo team gave its first performance in pyongyang since two thousand and two. on the political stage south korea's leader in its schedule in the near future with the north's kim jong. un. has also scaled back exercises between the u.s. and the south korean military. sunday's concert was held under the title spring is coming but to many koreans both in the size and the north hope this
means peace is on its way. now to some other stories making news around the world militants of the boko haram islamist group have killed at least eighteen people after they attacked a military base and two villages near the nigerian city of my duty dozens of people were wounded officials said the militants fired mortars that troops on the base and suicide bombers detonated explosives in the villages. ethiopia's parliament test warning abi ahmed as the country's new prime minister ahmed is the first ethnic or to be given the post by the ruling coalition he is expected to implement democratic reforms aimed at defusing tensions with ethnic horribles following years of anti-government protests by the marginalized group. nobel peace prize winner malala use of sorry has left pakistan after making her first visit to the country since being shot in two thousand and twelve use of side rose to prominence after taliban militants tried to kill her for promoting girls' education she said she plans to
return permanently after completing her studies in britain. for ports are coming in from syria that rebel fighters have agreed to leave their last stronghold in eastern guta pro regime forces say they have reached a deal with the largest rebel group army of islam to pull out of the territory some members of the group deny their surrender is imminent but fighters from another smaller rebel group are leaving hundreds of people have been killed in fighting in eastern guta in recent weeks. the road to eastern ghouta passes by ruined buildings and abandoned lifeless villages. on the roadside corpses rebels that nobody has stopped to bury displaying victory signs assad soldiers approach the center of east and go to the offensive has lasted more than a month with russian warplanes carrying out crucial air strikes. and. the rebel terrorist finally over the syrian army has been able to free eastern gota
we think our president. and the border suffer from the last rebels are leaving the area the conditions of their withdrawal were negotiated late into the evening many are now trying to get to the city of idlib in the north one of a last remaining strongholds one hundred and her children were taking prisoner by the rebels for four weeks and held as hostages. oh i see that in the end my son was ready to kill my daughter and me so they couldn't violate us seventy more. but only a couple. they beat them with rifle butts and stomped on them with their heavy boots. i have been t. then they grabbed my daughter and screamed that she was now married to one of the revolutionaries if she refused they would cut off her head and give it to me.
said they were monsters sent me no. more and more refugees are making their way through the card or out of eastern gota more than four hundred thousand people were caught in the crossfire essentially held hostage by rival groups with a common goal overthrowing the assad regime. many are now in the custody of the syrian army apparently the lesser of two evils. eastern ghouta now just a collection of ruins a region without people after the recapture of the region moscow and damascus bursting with self-confidence and washington after announcing it would freeze millions of dollars in reconstruction aid is on the back foot what's left of the dead the homeless and many displaced eight years after the civil war began with a few isolated protests against the assad regime the president has almost finished bringing the country back under his arm and grip. i thought to correspondent she's
following developments in ghouta from beirut in neighboring lebanon hi angela good to see you bring us up to date on these rebel evacuations from eastern does this mean the syrian regime is now regaining control of the entire region around damascus. well it certainly means that though it might take them a little bit longer. expected because there is the general slum the army of islam which is the main group controlling the law seems to be the way that some members say one that we know office said there is no deal with the government according to the state television to buses with the fighters and their families have actually left the mark and have left for gerard willems been ongoing to live they are going to jobless which is another area in the north of syria so there still is a little bit of confusion because that is the final word from gesture the slum the dominant rebel group but having said that they have admitted to at least this march
that the wounded in dumas would be evacuated at some point today if we do see a full rebel withdraw from duma what does this mean for the syrian conflict anshul does this mean essentially that the assad regime has effectively won it absolutely does mean that i mean if the moment they get this would be the second biggest victory for. the assad regime after a level wish to begin in december two thousand and sixteen once they are inside tomorrow which is expected to happen soon there will be a tiny pocket in how much other time pockets and that are and that's where they will focus their attention to the already started some sort of allotment there as well and then if the image of these could be a little bit difficult for the regime to get because the turkish boots on the ground that the regime has vetoed it several times they didn't get all of their territory back but to answer your question in short this is a significant victory for assad's regime and in many ways would see as as a bashar assad along with russia has won so could be
a huge turning point i'm sure what about the civilians the fighters who are leaving as you said heading for rebel controlled regions in the north what can they expect there. well that's just really from the frying pan into the fire moon of their conditions and have been pretty horrifying as well even though in general as the turkey says that they are sort of building some sort of infrastructure for the syrians in it live it's been a pretty sad story in fact the city in one of these in the u.k. sit in observing people human rights has a short while ago shared with us journalists an important part house of dean of these syrians from the wood that we're trying to get into turkey from the glim and the reason they want to go to turkey is because it was already overpopulated is not enough for them to survive on they want to go to turkey because they see they can perhaps build a better life for themselves now on the border there the turkish forces have treated them they've beaten up some of the young boys like the idea this is not a new story this is happened several times on the turkish border with people the
syrian refugees water it live and also in fact happened here in lebanon where i'm out on the lebanese border now turkey does not want any more refugees that's right that's why the turkish forces are stopping the refugees correspondent reporting for us from beirut until thank you very much now egypt is due to announce the official results of the country's presidential election in the next few hours incumbent abdel fattah el-sisi is expected to be returned for a fourth term in office after allegedly winning more than ninety percent of the vote critics say turnout was low when that l.c.c. had just one challenger to give the election the appearance of a genuine contest that contender has already conceded defeat opposition groups had called for a boycott of the vote. and let's talk to ruth michelson a correspondent based in cairo for more on the story her roof as we said opposition groups so we're calling for a boycott ahead of the selection but international observers have actually said
that this was a free and fair vote tell us more about the political atmosphere surrounding the selection. well i mean the first thing to remember about this election was that five candidates he has actually presented some real opposition to president abdul fattah el-sisi were prevented from running. either through intimidation that they cited or even arrests. international observers did say that the vote was free and fair their point necessarily signs of intimidation when people went to the problems but the most significant thing the most significant developments rather happened for this election long before anyone went to the taking the ballot box the selection of candidates was far more significant of what happens to voters on the day how high has turnout been and how important is that the r.c.c. . turnout is incredibly important to present after the fact that he wants to
secure a strong mandate for his second term or not this preliminary results that we first heard last thursday morning indicated that there was about forty percent turnout so we were saying we have no way of knowing how accurate these numbers are. numbers were then revived on friday forty two percent turnout and we've seen getting ninety six point nine percent of the overall but it's probably worth noting that this is exactly the same amount as he got in twenty four. so it really remains to be seen what we'll see when the official results come out in about an hour's time or a correspondent ruth michaelson reporting for us from cairo thank you very much for that are fake. now saudi arabia is known as one of the world's most conservative societies things might be changing though and the reason is or
oil falling prices have hit the oil rich kingdom hard crown prince mohammed bin solomon has unveiled an ambitious program of reforms known as vision twenty eight thirty aimed at transforming the king of the economy those reforms include diversifying the economy and reducing its independence on oil creating new jobs making the country less reliant on foreign workers saudi arabia also wants to attract more foreign investment into the country and it has also taken a few steps towards social reform it has made a start in lifting some of the oppressive restrictions on women for example a driving ban for women will finally be removed later this year our reporter friday for char traveled to the capital riyadh and to jeddah to look at what this vision for the future really means for the country riyadh is an international city third of the population comes from abroad many of them manual workers they helped to build the saudi capital but the wall come they once enjoyed is starting to fade.
saudis first know that the saudi government splatted to reduce unemployment among native saudis employers who hire non saudis will have to pay higher fees and jobs in shops like this one selling electronics for example who do restricted to saudis only. for a nurse will be banned from at least jobs based music stores selling instruments has already put up a sign for saudis only be looking for a salesperson. how does ation is a good idea there are more job opportunities here for saudis than for foreigners. and a lot of saudis return from the u.s. and germany with degrees only to find many jobs already filled by foreigners in their own country should benefit from them as saudi arabia should benefit from saudis. we are in a neighborhood in the south pacific it's
a tough area most of the people here or in europe. want to hear is from bangladesh arrived a month ago to work in this shop learning how to assemble picture frames yes everything is getting more expensive and the salary isn't enough for everyone is how traits if they had to survive for the person's. life for manual workers was never in saudi arabia just as in many parts of the world but forty one prices have made it more difficult energy prices doubled in a year pushing up prices and recently new taxes and basic goods added an extra burden it's evening which i hear has just finished his shift how many hours did you work today i swear words sixteen hours. that's a lot. maybe it's a lot about a major do that for the salary he makes one thousand three hundred saudi ryall a months that's about three hundred fifty u.s. dollars on the way home he tells me he used to have
a good life until his father got very sick. you know we lost almost all of our money on his treatment so i just thought that i should come here to. keep them alive being the eldest in the family he border responsibility he dropped out of engineering studies and came to saudi arabia to earn money to see it wasn't as easy as he expected life is becoming more difficult for. most of the people of other countries. and even hear of the college leaving so the area because you know they're an hour. and they can't live like that maybe my. place to leave. the was a not like that in some people don't have a job sometimes the slaves. don't have time money to buy food just. want to hear chooses not to show me to rule their lives in three hours he
doesn't want to get into trouble and be sent home he wants to stay as long as he can to make money or he's found that he's just one of millions of foreign workers in saudi arabia they are realizing that the future here belongs to saudis. now a defunct a chinese space station is reentered the earth's atmosphere years after scientists lost contact with it the tiangong one was launched in two thousand and eleven and served as china's first space station astronomers say it mostly disintegrated upon re-entry but people were fortunate not to have been hit by the remaining debris. after orbiting over a year and asia the chang gong one disintegrated above the remote south pacific far away from human settlements astronomers a calling it a lucky escape. launched in two thousand and eleven the station had mocked
a giant leap for china's celestial ambitions astronauts on board conducted experiments and practiced space dockings but the vessel stopped working in two thousand and sixteen and began orbiting closer and closer to earth western space experts think china had lost control of the station something beijing denies. astronomers say the spacecraft mostly burn top upon re-entry but dish some debris to the north of tahiti. they say the fears over where the station would reenter the earth's atmosphere point to an issue that needs urgent attention. since yes i'm. here it's something like a degree removed because we're more than a force of five products of our lives in orbit. far from it are you that means we have three solid objects or bigger stars which may later or. two in the atmosphere i think we have to do. with space junk only likely to increase the question is to
whom does it full to regulate the outer reaches of our world. thirty the city of pass out in southeastern germany is set to experience a first today the world's first museum devoted to the dacs wind better known as the sausage dock opens its doors to the public the museum's founder says it's about time that sausage start fans have a shrine dedicated to the beloved breed. excitement has been growing out of the museum's opening. man's best friend has already been having a sniff around the premises which is filled with some two thousand objects inspired by the sausage dog. museum founder and director is that a proud the varian can hardly believe no one came up with the idea before him. but often the world needs a sausage dog museum captured the essence of bavaria you know the dog in the world
enjoys the same kind of recognition or popularity here as the sausage told by. some of the pieces on display might be considered kitsch by most people but probably not for ducks and lovers. one of the more serious exhibits pays tribute to famous sausage dog lovers among them nobel physicist albert einstein and actor leonard nimoy better known as spock from star trek there's even a drawing of the sausage dog sketched by none other than pablo picasso. and of course no museum would be complete without a gift shop visitors searching for the perfect souvenir for themselves or others and purchase a gift box that's sure to bring a smile to any sausage dog lover. we just have time for a minder of our top stories we're following here in d.w. the trade spat between the u.s. and china has escalated after beijing imposed duties on a range of u.s.
imports including pork and fruit the move came in response to president trump's imposition of genitive tariffs on some chinese products in some of south korea's best known bands have played a rare concert in pyongyang the north korean leader kim jong un said he was deeply moved by the experience it's seen as a sign of efforts to improve ties between the two countries ahead of a summit later this month. thanks for watching g.w. we're back in about thirty minutes.
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