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captive for five years. a seven year sentence for ukraine's former prime minister for a legit abuse of power a link to gas contracts with russia park's public outrage and harsh criticism from moscow for us and the. ancient history and close culture of china remains a mystery to much of the outside world r.t. sophie shevardnadze speaks with dory's names but author and director often a bit china institute in challenging to find out what lies behind the attic magic facade. doris nesbitt thank you very much for being with us today thank you very much for having me so in your opinion why has china and still remains to greatest mystery
for thinkers and scholars because there's too little interest to get to get behind the mystery in all something stays a mystery if you don't have enough interest to to open the curtain. there's also you know somebody said that the philosopher chairman for loss of us said that most people do not want to learn something new but what took at confirmation of something they already believe in and i think that's very much the case in china we have a certain picture of china and i wouldn't exclude myself ten years ago levin years ago before i went to china for the first time i had a certain picture of china which was not really matching reality but then it depends on how you willing to change the picture or do you stick with what you think how is it changed ten years on for you well. i was thinking the chinese are missed mysterious people you know you can't really trust them and you
never know what they think i thought that the country was much more backwards than it turned out to be. the fact is that the chinese have have still have and still today have kind of an innocence and openness once they trust you they embrace you and they really become friends with you and you can criticize a lot you know you can also was chinese politicians we talk a lot of. things in china that are not as they should be. you can be very open but it has to come out of a positive spirit. and not of just looking for the negative spots well you talk about innocence where does that come from north korea and does it have anything to do with the fact that china's been communist for so long. no no i think it has to do with the with the structure of having the community first and then the
individual that meant you were always part of something you were part of a family part of a community part of a city part of a province and the country and helping each other being together was part of survival and that's that's when they when you get to know the chinese and when they embrace or they are not ashamed of having you all we love you and we admire you and and it's so sweet that openness i'm not saying that every chinese is sweet there is a lot of competition that can be very very. fierce fighting but in general they are willing to embrace you and talk about their feelings so it's china socialist or capitalist they are fighting or. making their dreams come true and the fight is something sometimes a little fierce because for
a long time they couldn't make their dreams come true they couldn't lift the life they wanted and now specially for the generation that's one of the nineteen nineties who has not to live through all the hard shift and the changes you know they really demand that they can do whatever they want to do and that's going to be a new situation in china with a china ration that has grown up with communication systems with western with information about everything that you can achieve in life and they're going to fight for achieving that they have goals they want to they want to be the best your husband john argues that china is a country without ideology do you agree with that it doesn't have any it's in. search for an i be although she and i would replace the word there's a lot of search for meaning because. when you are starving making an
income that's enough you know you don't need any other goals but once you have your basic income once you make a economic dreams come true to a certain degree. then you realize that's not everything in life and i have a column in china you stated the second largest newspaper and i get a lot of emails in reaction to the column and many of the questions are. you know what is really the sense what's really the meaning of life what can i do with my life and how can i serve my country that's something that you wouldn't hear from the rest so much you know how could i serve my country it's much more how can i how can the country serve me and that search for meaning for spirit fulfillment that that we can increasingly feel could be that they're searching for self
identification in twenty first century. there are quite communists but now there are so strong economically they are searching for acknowledged land for a position in the world they do not have enough self-confidence including the china as a as a country they have achieved so much but but they don't really. to look at themselves and say well what we did why is there a i don't know maybe because they are attacked much more than then acknowledged and it's not that everything is great in china lots of things that we don't agree with that we need to be in but the west is very much focusing on the radios and on the flaws. and i think we. have a fallon's the thing about there is a lot of good things and of course they have to work on the not so things do you
think china is striving to be number one country in the world to be this huge superpower or is it just happening. i i hesitate because deep inside i think china wants to be the middle kingdom and once you have to pull session at it once head that's in the in the in the you know the history of china as really an empire is not the chinese head but they are not fighting to dominate the world but they they they want to play the role in the world that they are slowly growing into simply. kaname the growing size of the economy and by the number of people so i asked your husband whether china was trying to read become an empire and be emerge into an imperialist state because if they're not fighting for it but they're fighting for it economically
because they're building ties with weaker countries. could it be that they will be become an empire that dominates the world by growing economic ties with other countries i don't know whether we're live in the world where you really have well really one nation can become a. dominant empire like the roman empire and all the other and pious and fall of. i don't think it's in this way and also i think that there's quite a ways to go and you know america is a fourteen trillion economy and china is still only one set of one fourth of it so they has a ways to go and also you know think of the role that the u.s. plays cultural i mean the influence that louis has in the culture of the globe is a much higher one. and i think that's one of the things that china is really really has to establish what is its cultural identity in the twenty first century and
when we have a chinese armani when they do not call peak. you know the. when they have only people who stand for and then what they own. which let's say and i'm not very good on the pop bands but you know what i mean they they have to create the chinese brand the cultural leadership that still is in the hand of the u.s. in many ways well right now in china owns about one third of the u.s. for in depth and the dollar is at a very vulnerable situation i mean people are even talking they could devalue the future. what is the smartest way out of this impasse for china i think you know economists are correlating or are having different opinions so i really would not
claim that i have the answer to that so when the u.s. will hit rock bottom it will also have found a solid ground and then rise because it's not that the capacity of the u.s. is gone the capacity is still there and the chinese are very smart to the situation and invest with the let's say we can in dollar or not so i think they they are going to work it out in the smart enough to do so also one more question china is more and more assertive in the south china sea do you think china is a country that actually could envisage a conflict now. but it wouldn't i mean it's too smart to you can't win was any more so why would china really start a war which would be destructive. for china itself so while there's a lot of posturing on the political side economically you know it's it's much too
much integrate to really start a war on one side so you know the last posturing there's a lot of. posturing because of internal reasons to show strength to its people but but you know we don't we don't think this is what i think china strategies for russia they've been very good friends and they've been not so good friends i think they are seeking an alliance they are seeking but no they are very close neighbor us so i think china in general wants to optimize relationships whether it's russia or america or europe doris nice big thank you very much for this interview. nature and discover is buzy in the.
charges to radians with allegedly plotting to kill the saudi arabian ambassador to washington as part of a major terror attack american officials say they are committed to holding iran accountable but jaggs the accusations calling them and show. the russian premier is meeting the chinese leader in beijing on a visit to boost cooperation and balance out of the financial and political dominance of the west birthday party and reached a settlement agreement on energy prices. in israel struck a long awaited prisoner swap deal that will see jewish soldier freed in exchange for over a thousand palestinians. held captive for five years. and a seven year sentence for ukraine's former prime minister for alleged abuse of power a link to gas contracts with russia sparks public outrage and harsh criticism from moscow for us. while we are back with more updates at the top of the
hour in the meantime let's see what andrea. hello again and well i have a feeling you've got a lot of football to talk about. the place that makes some european championships they did it with these two with a hefty dora up details on some shock results from last night. just after this. hello there you're watching the weather has been joy and two teams trying to qualify you're a twenty twelve coming up six of the best rushers. russian days qualify for next summer's european championships are the sticking half a dozen goals past andorra. while france straight past bosnia to raise the finals in denmark stunned portugal to book their place. and tiger woods force his return
to the top of the rankings ahead of the chevron challenge in california. russia have put their place at the euro two thousand and twelve championships after a thumping six nil win over and over in moscow the host of the damage in the first half as they scored four with alan does a goal of grabbing a brace and then adding two more after the break watching it with richard damp or faked. rusher only new to the points coming into van clash. with the whole country was expecting much much more from dick advocaat side spatial corner what is officially the world's joint worst side. under fifty thousand fans who turned out to watch but didn't have to wait long prefers goals which albums avoid missing his second goal in as many games for the national side after only five minutes the hosts were class above their opponents some would double barely midway through the home of a ciggy. the slightest of touches to undo
a shopping spree kick the russians one finished bow only one ones by more than a single goal in this qualification campaign but they were determined to win that run against graham dorrans and the man probably change limited free on thirty minutes. turquoise continued his rich vein of form the twenty one year old scoring a fine gold on the stroke of half time to take his tally to four for the national scene. unsurprisingly the hosts eased off in the second half however diesel should call find time to score his first ever goal for his country to make the score five nil from substitute junior billiard dino was making a rare appearance complete of a ranking perhaps for goal of the night he'll turn the fielder picking the ball up for round twenty metres sounds a bit of well time left foot sharks which gave the visitors keeper no chance jubilation for the russians and for denise to should call back you cry in this way in with his first ever goal and he was happy to give the fans
a performance to savor to the one and everyone is over the moon at the moment we played really well today and it's nice to give the fans something to cheer about a lot of supporters came out to cheer us on today and the coach said it was time we started scoring more goals for them russia had dominated every man played in this qualification campaign and igor some show was delighted that his side managed to win for only the second time by more than one goal in their qualifying group. but it was nice to start finding the back of the net we've played well try out the group like when we drew here with garlands no no thought when we lost against slovakia but we weren't able to score but look who's on our side tonight just because of the cats first campaign as engine liner notes as russia managed to win a qualification grid for the first time in a decade but none of the hard work starts with the dutchman has around eight months to prepare is signed for the euro two thousand and twelve finals in poland and ukraine is plea to r.t.
moscow. well after his dick africa said he was relieved russia did not have to enter the playoffs and revealed that saying would not prepare for a friendly but he criticised some clubs for being reluctant in letting their players turn out for the national side. very happy. is that. so hopefully the club's owners are happy as well sometimes they have some doubts about it because we can play two from the matches next game and the world will be some protests from some owners so i don't understand that was the way they think because i think they have to think about the national team as well because this very important so we are willing to think about the clubs as well so we only play one one game and hopefully don't they are happy for only be against his office he wanted to play much tougher opposition from friends even playing recently against the likes of iran katon no disrespect to them but the opposition with a savior is going to much tougher say you know what we know. already but we still
get must get the confirmation tomorrow so i can not so fortunate as an opponent this is a great thing finish russia top followed by ireland who go into the playoffs at the expense of armenia after beijing empty one into bling with our exposure catatonia underlining his team's changing. i think i saw many games he's won the best in the group who are in the other team. they can be called very well. quickly first in the foot i.c.c. very a great result. will be always really. only if you. fifty percent because you know there are plenty of. qualified elsewhere france top day after a draw against bosnia needed victory in paris to qualify automatically jacko had
given a visit is the lead there in the first half of the great strike but late on some imaginary was brought down and he spoke with the resulting penalty and france a point to send them to the european championships bosnia who have never qualified for a major tournament and the playoffs. let's have a look at all with teams that have qualified joining house ukraine and poland russia france england are there to denmark have made it after beating portugal two one and when it takes all encounter last night to top three page while sweden's three two win over the netherlands who'd already qualified meant they go through as the best runner up great support their place with a two one win over georgia also there are defending champions and spain has been scotland three one yesterday to end scottish play off germany kept one hundred percent record in group a beating belgium three one and italy one negri branding off their campaign for the premier when i've been northern ireland and it means eight teams are in the playoffs as we mentioned they include ireland am portugal and bosnia plus you can beat azerbaijan one nil last night stefania made the list
this is slovenia is she one win over serbia in group c. the czechs put their place with a four one win a little while caray should be glad to kneel to go into the heart of thursday's draw along with once in a great despite their two year old defeat to switzerland the matches are over lakes and the shadows for november the eleventh or twelfth could return game on nov fifteenth. meanwhile russia is under twenty one team is fighting for a place at the european championships that will kick off in israel in twenty thirteen and have maintained hundred percent record with a third win from three against portugal constantine put up as the details. russia had started their qualifying campaign confidently with two wins on the road and a goal difference of plus eight and in their third encounter the russian space their main group six rivals for to go on home team kit just outside moscow and the guy be serious a man to control from the start in a first house
a few scoring opportunities though were punished for a moment of slickness after half an hour wilson and two out of the phone himself were truly on mark and the edge of the box and hammered the ball through the wall and the flailing hands of the goalkeeper to boot portugal at half time however whatever they had coach said the house at half time seemed to work as russia came out even more determined and everything swung the hosts way within just four second half minutes first by only a kind of cross to the four course where alex on the court in headed home the twenty year old forwards increasing his telling qualifying to an impressive five goals in three matches and then substitute in fellow dinner must go forward the other smaller group will bust three defenders to beat the keeper at the knee of course to make it to one off to fifty four minutes and that's how it finished the home side took the wing control and giving the board to be a snow chance to equalise in all i was
a little bit surprised that there was no one in front of the goal when i faked the move or so i decided to shoot and i made the right decision going by the head coach said we should play our game in which solid defending would score and win the match on the time it happened we conceded an awkward goal as the months to come from behind and deserved only in court to go didn't have any scoring opportunities in the second half rushing out took the group with nine points from three matches well portugal sleeve goal and into third the same by that of our team. faith and general secretary jeremy valid has been on a visit to russia to check on the host nation's privates for the twenty eighteen well cup it might just be. under seven year until the competition kicks off but this is just one year to go until russia must name the eleven cities in twelve stadiums which will host football's biggest tournament and the country sports minister is confident about russia's preparation to say far. russia
was given the right to host the world cup we've had a little meetings and consultations with before our own will do six budgeting branding and other important issues concerning the world cup it's quite basic a world cup you need the cities we stadiums public transport or. local transport i would say national domestic transport between the cities that. you have to ensure that all these different group of people the media the officials the players and the fans they can enjoy the country during the period of the world cup . away from football now and goals for my number one tiger woods says he hopes playing a full shed your next year will see him climb back up the world rankings he is preparing for this week chevron challenge in los angeles but only just qualified for the event after recently dropping out of the world's top fifty one says his fall from the top is partly a result of a long layoff two to health and personal problems he finished thirteenth at last
week's price dot com open his first tournament in two months and he missed and missed or played badly in the majors but next season he plans to compete more often and believes that will see him climb the rankings. which roll off from you know nine. very very good year there you're the one that seven times around the world so all the sports are coming off so forth i felt quite a bit i thought fast good news is. playing next year. i'm not coming off so i can start building. and that includes a sport for the moment more into our stuff.
the west charges for allegedly plotting to kill the saudi arabian ambassador to washington as part of a major terror attack iran says it's a job. building a competitive union moscow and beijing joined forces to modernize their economies as frostrup puts things in focus. the mosque in israel's project a long awaited prisoner swap deal that will see jewish soldiers actually freed in exchange for over a thousand palestinians. a seven year sentence for ukraine's former prime minister for alleged abuse of power a link to gas contracts with russia sparks public outrage and harsh criticism from moscow the u.s. and the e.u. .