a probe into the nine hundred ninety four rwandan genocide as video emerges appearing to show for war. and that previously it. was only. a poll shows that people in britain are oblivious to yemen's devastating war despite the u.k. being the second biggest arms supplier to the. bombing campaign. and calls for black americans to ditch support for the democratic party. among those encouraging a shift. for a third major party in the us political system according to a new poll. not
me i'm here in moscow this tuesday october thirtieth you know neil welcome to our international top story the president of china has instructed the country's military to be war ready further raising the specter of a potential conflict over trade. but what is rhetoric and what's real. takes a closer look. so here's the thing the chinese government almost never says anything you wouldn't expect that's their thing their gimmick they're incredibly careful reserved at least with their tongues so when the chinese president orders his military to prepare for war serious indeed. the military to concentrate on the dancing red in these war the chinese are preparing for war out loud how
over how did we get to this well trump for one aside from land blasting the chinese at every opportunity is tariffs is sanctions his trade war he's also being very heavy handed congress has just approved a second arms deal with taiwan in eighteen months. kind of untruthful the sales of weapons by the united states to taiwan damages china's sovereignty and security interests. beijing sees china and taiwan as two parts of a whole two chinese entities same culture this is the same languages with two separate governments communist capitalist the end goal is to reunite into one state there are differences of course currency preventing that and about one hundred kilometers of c. that separate the two and trump always
a fan of sticking it to the chinese he's been through seeing his warships right between the two china's eyes in the. taiwan issues is the most important and sensitive issues in china u.s. relations well for starters how about you express your concerns about these important and sensitive issues to someone who cares a little more because that in trump we worry about. i don't worry about things. let's be great never worrying about anything unfortunately others are and there are those in china who believe that america wants taiwan to declare independence and the chinese are preparing for that eventuality militarily.
as your own you know we are resolute to defeat any scheme or act of taiwan independence in any form. thing is the taiwanese don't really see a point to defending themselves taiwan which recently switched from conscription to a volunteer army is having huge trouble recruiting even reserve troops dodging the juicy after all that's the point the devil when. the government needs to think whether it's necessary to bring conscription back to the theme national security matters but taiwan is a mind the player in these confrontation if war does break out at likely be the people's republic of china slugging it out with the united states rather than taiwan and that is a war that trump really really ought to be worried about. their
well i'm happy to save lives in the program this hour we've got victor gao director of the china national association of international studies welcome to you president xi telling the military to get ready for war and their reactions to this that range from. prague this being pragmatic to scare mongering where do you lie. first of all i think the world is really at a crossroads facing major threats to world peace and development between china and the united states the tensions are getting more and more acute and the united states has been pushing china round china and imposing unilateral tire of the chinese exports and also declaring china as its arrival and as a major threat to the us survival therefore i think president xi jinping is doing
the right to really make the best of preparation and preparing for the worst to see in our view and i think the chinese military need to be fully mobilized to prepare for a fire those still down with the united states and this will be a tremendous amount of importance to mankind as a whole we would hope that the rest of the world will urge the united states backed down from this war mongering against china and both china and the united states will put a premium to peace and development and the united states should abide by the international rules rather than becoming a war in the china shop trembly united nations principles and international more like a final showed its very direct language being used by yourself and also the government do you think that things have not come to such a point an escalation that is going to help modish i suppose what reaction from the
us. i note all miss as well why is washington a partly ignoring beijing's concerns do you think there are for as you said in the first question over its military activities in the region sales to taiwan. way do you not understand what exactly is the united states and president dog. and his regime up to but judging from what they are saying what they are doing it's very alarming china need to prepare for the worst case in our deal that is the united states bent upon treating china as an enemy and as a rival and keep provoking china and stirring up trouble not only is on the sea but also involving taiwan and also are the key issues of fundamental national interest to china china cannot to back down from such bullying tactics of the
united states if anyone in washington truly believes that by putting pressure on china they will force the chinese capitulation that is really indulging inside to see china does not want to have a trade war with the united states china does not want to have a conflict with the united states but if the united states really wants to impose these things onto china i think the chinese people will be fully mobilized behind the chinese government and the chinese military will be fully mobilized into action and that means china and the united states may really stare at each other each other's i and these two nuclear weapon ob the countries you are talking about a possible i'm a god i'm evolving mankind as a whole the view from beijing victor gao director of the china national association of international studies thank you for a full and frank interview this hour. the devastating
conflict in yemen has long been regarded as the world's worst humanitarian crisis but it's a war that's bypassed nearly half of people in britain according to a new poll what makes that more alarming is that the u.k. is the second biggest supplier of weapons to the country waging the bombing campaign is probably political report. it's taken the lives of thousands of civilians and caused an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and yet according to a new poll almost a conference the people in the u.k. have no i did that there is a war taking place in yemen a war in which a saudi led coalition is conducting a deadly campaign of strikes in an attempt to drive out to see rebels.
the war in yemen isn't just another humanitarian crisis in a far flung parts of the world the saudi led campaign is being waged partly thanks to a hefty supply of british made weapons the u.k. government happens to be the second biggest supplier of alms to the saudi kingdom after the us according to the latest figures u.k. military sales to riyadh increased by two thirds in twenty seventeen from the previous year i want to find out how much people in london know about it hi do you know what's happening in yemen. but. i'm afraid i.
don't. know now sorry what's happening in yemen. there's a war soldier rabiya. has some middle east politics stuff like a ok you're the first person. who has our answer that question was approached morning. do you know what's happening in yemen now you know. i have no idea do you know what's happening in yemen sorry do you know what's happening in yemen you. said or you know about the war and something about truth i sue if you're asking something bad from saudi arabia we're talking here was what was happening in a very good things that you do you know that there's a war taking place there yeah yeah you know that almost half of the u.k.
have no idea what's happening in yemen but we should just i think we pay you for a little bit. how you can you don't know about most things happening in russia but if i can imagine china's terrible why do you think that is no enough has been said about it depends what the media seem to sizing at a particular point in time we keep troops is public knowledge and opinion so you think it's under reported. the mother of jamal khashoggi has brought the you case closed the strategic partnership with the riyadh into the spotlight now an increasing number of politicians here in the u.k. are calling on the government to explain its unceasing support for the saudi led war in yemen perhaps if more of the public knew about it the government would be under more pressure to. do another headline stories this hour friendship and rights groups are calling for a probe to be reopened into the nine hundred ninety four genocide in rwanda it's to
stop with whether french troops had any role in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people in the east african country they had promised to save a video from news website media part appears to show a senior french military officer discussing an ongoing massacre several days before the army decided to intervene. if one you want to be only two you could. do you but you took those only one equally you know. somebody didn't excluded. from. the genocide in rwanda lasted just over three months and left nearly a million people dead while france the nice any culpability human rights groups are now saying the case was closed prematurity artie's double quarter reports from parts. lines of inquiry were not sufficiently followed up to allow investigators to determine france's military and political responsibility french military authorities were aware that from the afternoon of twenty seventh of june
on words civilians were being killed the survivors open the case thirteen years ago although back in july it was scrapped due to lack of evidence and lack of convictions but survivors of the massacre claim they asked the french military for help on june twenty seventh one thousand nine hundred ninety four but the military only came three days later already after hundreds of people were killed in the massacre and the allegation now is that the french government actually knew what was going on and specifically decided not to intervene the genocide was committed mainly by the hutu government and its backers against the ethnic minority tutsi tribe and allegations of the french government supports for the hutus who carried out most of the slaughter in the genocide have been rough on the french government's relations with the rwandan government for years but the french although they admit that they have made mistakes they say they have no complicity in the genocide that took place there.
or we spoke with a survivor of the mosque or who say as the french people must be told the truth. no have to do with did he or didn't surprise me i was very healthy it is to me they have a large population that truly we as this is my source have known this for a long time but it's important that people. no what happened back and nine hundred ninety four when the meltdown was there you know i don't they know that. promised to declassify that markets but it didn't work out everything it published most of the writing now and the only thing i have to add is that staff ranks people who
have the truth. that the context of the one in genocide was a poor year war this argument between france and rwanda has been going on since one thousand nine hundred four did the french have a mandate to different have a mandate to intervene if the french officers observe this and they had a mandate to intervene then they did something wrong. soldiers typically. do not do not. he can. now demanded. with midterm elections looming in the us a poll such as thought a majority of voters view the two party system was outdated and flawed many are now seeking a third substantial option there through their support behind. the united states we have a first past the post electoral system where essentially voting for
a third party is throwing your vote into the garbage or at least that's the mantra coming from the media really people who say oh yeah you know i don't know about hillary and so i voted for jill stein i think you wasted a vote in north carolina for jill's my guess the hardest thing for an independent is to convince the voters that you're for real and that it's a viable choice and they're not wasting their vote the only thing that was kind of holding them back when you talk to them is they would say oh i don't want to waste my vote like the one of their vote to count i grabbed vote republican because i want to i'm not going to waste my will is an independent in ohio earlier this year there was a special election in which a democrat was narrowly defeated by a republican twitter lit up with outrage not at the democrats for perhaps running a less than effective campaign but rather at the green party for daring to participate in the political process and win a few votes. de green party can you please wait to make you a symbolic votes and the time when a government isn't being overrun by white supremacists. you know what so i
immediately think the green party tonight on russian medley. green party voters don't tell me you kiribati environment if you know your vote to make the difference between a damn winning over rap and you still choose to vote for a candidate who has no chance of winning now the us state of maine tried to correct this with a new voting system essentially voters get to rank the candidates from best to worst and if no solid majority can be established by their first pick then this. second votes are calculated in order to pick a winner the idea is that one can still vote against one of the major parties and have their voice heard in the final results but in maine the state legislature overturned this new voting system and it was a big legal battle to get it going now there's other states eyeing something similar but there's a lot of pushback what i hear is that people do want to have it depended and other
parties come to the freighters so there's no tired and sick of the political dysfunction because the democrats are the publicans and i think americans are really looking for a choice i think the united states skews it like that so there are only two parties and they don't want to let anybody else come into existence because. i think they both secretly know that other parties are not sort of corporatist parties that actually there are parties out there and independents out there that actually do want to advocate for the people but of course they don't want us to get in there because then we would win and they would most americans view the two party political system as outdated but the mainstream media continues to play the you're either with us or against us card so the voices of the majority of americans remain silenced in the political process caleb mop and r.t. new york more news coming your way in ninety seconds.
hello again we start back in the u.s. where a man accused of gunning down a jewish worse a person in a synagogue on a separate suspect accused of sending mail bombs have appeared in court after president trump announced his plan to visit the scene of the synagogue massacre a spark to cross u.s. media. coverage focused on whether the crimes were politically motivated now the result of a spike in hate speech and it wasn't only the media which was against the president's visit. personally i would like him to stay away if he could come and not make it about himself and not make it political so uncertainly. she is fueling those
people who are extremists and i'm very very sad that this country if this could be the start of getting along so be it. and i think that would be a good thing we need to start working together in the wake of all of those incidents social media sites have come under increased scrutiny in both cases the suspects expressed their hostility online the alleged pittsburgh gunman robert gregory borrower's wrote a series of on the semitic post on the social network dot com he did describe jewish people as an infestation unclean the holocaust never happened in the wake of the mosque or the sites which is popular with the so-called all right to free speech advocates was taken. that portrait to have sent a series of mail bombs was active on twitter to he's believed to have sent death threats to politicians including former vice president joe biden on the platform we
put the subject of social media links to hate speech up for debate. we don't want people telling us what we can and can't post and you don't also want to have the government telling companies what they can and can't air but you know having said that. the companies themselves have a moral obligation i think an ethical obligation you know like like facebook or twitter to prevent. incitement their sites but that's for them to do and it ought to be something that the public pressures them to do not the government requires them to do but it should be naturally what you would do with social media platforms that the social media whether it's facebook twitter you tube they can't be held responsible for whoever posts anything on their on their websites and that was so that you know we can continue to thrive in tech expansion now of course hate speech speech is protected in america even though hate speech is horrible and abysmal that is a protected right of speech we can't arrest somebody for for an opinion that they might
have no matter how egregious or or ugly that opinion seems there are solutions to the problem of the power of google or the power of facebook or the power of twitter and those are to break the damn things up it's the same problem we have with newspapers and with in broadcasting you know we have these giant conglomerates that control all our media and they determine what gets in and what doesn't get in the all these organizations should be broken up and shouldn't be allowed to have the monopolies that they have we don't want the government coming down and telling us what we can and can't do especially when it comes to social media but i think if we put the power within social media company executives then we're just saying we don't want government to regulate it but we want these powerful business to regulate it and so we're just putting the power into one other person's hand we're looking at three of four major social media platforms and much of the speech comes down and so we have to we have to consider the fact that it would be a lot more beneficial to have twenty thirty forty social media platforms i think
the main thing is to accept personal responsibility and really to grow up i mean the. public does need to grow up and not only accept responsibility but not engage in these things and then we can put proper public pressure. hillary clinton's facing a box after judging that african americans look like she was correcting an interviewer in mixed up two democrats politicians you think of cory booker's and using common to him in your kill file i don't know anything about him saying kick them in the shins essentially start to get to that kind of political i was eric holder eric holder sorry i know they all look alike no they don't. or many fired by clinton on twitter dubbing her racist while at the same time taking a closer look at the reaction some say that have been double trump ordering the same joke the outrage would have been much more vocal. well indeed it comes as many high profile african-americans are calling on others in the black community to
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