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the five year old child. who are. originally from mainland china ciao hosts of both hong kong and taiwanese identity cards. in this video he's in central taiwan marking the anniversary of the founding of the chinese communist party. but channel was not always a believer in one nine hundred eighty four he wrote a letter to the then british prime minister margaret thatcher objecting to hong kong being handed back to china his letter began it is known to all that communist rule is characterized by suppression that leads only to bloodshed deprivation and diet poverty clearly chow has since had a change of heart but are chinese authorities funding his political activities. here's what chuang see year co-founder and manager of the concentric patriotism
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alliance has to say not only. here as. i understand it. and. i think your friends and indeed some people. in the. league turned. down. at the offices of the taiwanese government spokesperson cole last year tucker says more can be done to regulate all political groups when they stand as a xian towards shore. when he. says you're going to see this time. but even before changes to legislation police have started to act in early august they
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raid the offices of another fringe party the china unification promotion party and the home of its chairman chang on suspicion the group was receiving funding from the chinese government. agency was on winners and you see. the americans on the mail now don't. know what are. two days later a crowd greets chang as he arrives for questioning at taipei's district court. he's arguably one of taiwan's most controversial politicians also known as the white wolf chang is a former mob boss who spent ten years in prison in america and seventeen years on the run in mainland china he was arrested on returning to taiwan in two thousand. one thirteen and released on bail hours later in the hood eleanor hall chang has
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since remade himself as a pro unification politician and while his party has no seats in the legislature chang's controversial past has kept it in the media spotlight. up chiang sohn chang way shows up a little later a travel agency managed by his wife has also been raided he denies it was receiving money from the chinese communist party but confesses to something else instead was the guy use those in those who are against it and we go through again from the roof over her groove of for me old through the can feel two of those years ago. when for both of them all those as well i thought it was under our association for him the group was will be voted the awful way the phone for the wall was showing how do you think i've been from. the interrogation last step out for hours chang
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says he was mainly aust about relief efforts organized by his posse following an earthquake in eastern taiwan earlier this year you warn you the way kids inside your house was a high shock. these are the go on the marginalised and she was what you didn't eat e.g. you were the only one mars was a challenge and the woman to chant zig meet women will be involved was that he was into. the incidence of the whole island just. as chiang leaves the district court challenging the head of the concentric patridge is among lions. and jancsi yes. shout slogans in support of him.
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but in the privacy of their office some alliance regulars paint a far murkier picture of chang and his party. in the u.k. yes there's a jang sin is a former member of taiwan's main opposition party the corpsman dung and an independent candidate in upcoming elections you know the so this is regions in there it appears he also knows chang and pretty well buses fluids going there now where is this really free you hundred you know. they're not. going into the arms and hugged. the whole black kids or the that would come from out home cheese you have things and you're here those are going back to come home sometimes many of the ins when that's an option to the missiles or the new down close and longmuir small bomb i'm going out with them i don't you know you're going to be done you're going to be the. worse you get tangled up in the family the bumbles
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houses are measures from now all of them as you money housing new gun up with the red bar there's no human mother. despite differences in their beliefs some parties within the protein afer cation camp have started coming together on a saturday afternoon in august hundreds of tender banquet in taipei i want being junks colleagues and members of chang and china unification promotion party are also here. it's three months to the elections and campaigning has clearly started. the host is the hong men association sometimes referred to as the freemasons of china home and not in the summer with the formula nice thing is on the board even those who comes out to vote. when young jamieson answers to her home and doubts humans are causing
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you that i would assert some friends evolving as i was in that i would say genes all the dog. for now that means bringing about peaceful unification between taiwan and china. believes this can happen if both sides adopt the one country two systems model most often associated with hong kong taiwan you'll utahns you know the full influence of an illusion so you're in the news you know how good your was jamba juice you know was a no it's a very wonderful she would argue that one account is in there so one generated by the young and out. for twenty six year old lynn geeing that's not a workable system. a politician from the pro independence new power party she's been observing developments in hong kong and believes beijing is not up holding its
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side of the bargain this is what's home town criers are not all ten or that hear her haha down in the high one on by the end you know he didn't know how women see them ethan's own home owners until. he had single dads that's it not until now sold out and got the council going up for that is. lynn is running in local elections in the southern city of tire none traditionally a stronghold of president chinese democratic progressive party now running beijing it seems has been reaching out to young people here too as a student lynne and her classmates go to visit china on a highly subsidized tour i know little family and a little halt so they have have a hold of the halls of the house it goes through nelson low all the harm done that i dassent hard on hot or an issue and only you should. down into tim russert now
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when the name where you go i want you to find out if beijing has been trying to influence politics at the grassroots level we've come to see chan ching chu he's a pro independence village chief in an area that has traditionally been pro unification this afternoon he's busy showing some primary school children his offices chan says mainland chinese academics have asked for similar tourists come and go home and being. soon fade so when things are under strong here and. now the knowledge of. cheering his first year in office chan was invited to visit china with a group of other village chiefs ally it's a lot these are the. leaders of the bang bang with one arm and all that for them is one single doesn't mind our city. taiwan's mainland affairs council says these
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sorts of exchanges have been happening for some time for many years. in the gentile media opus's or behavior that sends itto somehow and they mean that in the search for any. new york wouldn't they be aware that incident home. back at the offices of the concentric patriotism alliance in taipei chief. has decided to offer our under cover of such a job. but first he wants to see some id and the current demand. that are going on as a reviewer to the public. although i don't know how to really wasn't much of. a little later we find out why won't the film and probably not in the world because you're. probably going to die you. can. only get there you don't want the only one you're going to go on we're going to see
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if you know why wouldn't budge from your point of the young girl you two. years old going up to town and. it's clearly time to end the undercover assignment but just before such a leaves child receives a call what were you. leaving me even if you come here because that was the fuel you can't. live on peter mares million fellow. will keep working. on hold on you know. really telling them. yeah. yeah yeah hey i have a new. type of the life who died young eagle. on tiger vulcan. one of. the concentric patrick says i'm
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a lions china's taiwan affairs office and the taipei police don't respond to our requests for comment. beijing's attempts to simple tenuously intimidate and charm the taiwanese public have drawn mixed results and annual poll by the taiwanese public opinion foundation found more respondents viewing china favorably than unfavorably for the first time since the survey started but in a separate survey conducted by the mainland affairs council sixty four point seven percent of respondents agreed that the taiwanese government should take stronger steps to prevent infiltration by the chinese government during cross straits exchanges. for most taiwanese historical ties to china are hard to ignore. culturally the two sides have much in common like this traditional lion dance these teenagers are learning in
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a village outside the capital taipei. their teacher is the village chief chin jong way he's a supporter of chiding when but has also been criticized for leading other villages chiefs on exchange visits to china was engines are a tire maker and in your genes you are in your city even years that are within your own for them been there were just too dumb to the easy money obama forgot she. makes it a point to show us this creature a lion unique to taiwan. he says he supports democracy but sidestepped the issue when we asked for his views on unification of the eating good in orders from widgets and control in the world more than you need bargain dollars good friends and ins ins on thoughts of the wiser. i arms and salute you disability as i missing
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what. i'm doing no you did all your homes all for move or do you go out on which a latika. it's an ambiguous and yet commonly held position in taiwan recent calls for clarity i mean its leaders will have to strike an increasingly delicate balance in a time of heightened tensions. as it takes a tougher line on migrants organized crime is making fast profits from their misery . people and power investigates the state funded reception centers where the helpless are reduced to commodities ripe for exploitation.
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we're talking about ivory poachers who have decimated populations of elephants in africa they almost always ship the ivory out of a different country from where it was poke because that's where you start to seriously look in the wrong place this radiocarbon dating method tell us their trade ivory is legal or not then we have a place we can focus law enforcement on take those out and perhaps choke the source of the ip from entering the network take no one else is. we will recognize that space is a new world striding domain yes president unveils his country's most ambitious
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missile defense plan since the end of the cold war. and we shall carry this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up donald trump cancels house speaker nancy pelosi foreign trip and withdraws from the world economic forum as a government shutdown continues. to war people are killed in the latest anti-government protests and sudan the united nations and they call proper straight plus less of this more of that scientists come up with an ideal diet for the health of people and the planet. or as president donald shop space is the new battleground trump says he wants to explore space based weaponry that could shoot down enemy missiles he made the announcement while unveiling a new defense strategy but as kadek patty culhane that is support in the pentagon
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costs in technology could it breaks on trump space mission for decades american presidents have dreamed of creating the missile shield over america from ronald reagan's star wars you have to today u.s. president donald trump promising a full scale modernization of the military's missile defense systems but he's taking it further literally into space we will recognize that space is a new world striding domain. with the space force leading the way. my upcoming budget will invest in a space based missile defense layer its new technology it's ultimately going to be a very very big part of our defense and obviously our offense that would be a shift felt worldwide but some experts were quick to point out what the president
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promised is not actually in the pentagon plan the review itself says the united states is very interested in seeking a three way or in space so satellites that could observe missile launches and detect them sooner but there isn't any mention of putting weapons in space yet pentagon said that it was you another study over the next six months where the usability of that idea this sounds like science fiction and it would be exceedingly expensive they want to come up with a laser with the technology doesn't exist yet that they could put on drones to potentially shoot down missiles as they're being a lot so how much would all of that cost well there was a briefing here at the pentagon with senior officials the question was asked over and over again and they refused to answer bottom line it's easy for the president to make big promises but the pentagon is a backdrop getting money to do it well that's a much harder thing to do politically al-jazeera the pentagon. is a former u.s. department of defense official and
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a senior fellow at the atlantic council says there are deep defense sense within to within the pentagon over transplants. back in june of two thousand and eighteen the president ordered the pentagon to start implementing and researching a separate space force and it's widely known that secretary mattis former secretary madison opposed to separate department he slow rolled the department of defense's study of this issue the air force also has been opposed to seeing a space force moved outside of its own control their preferences for a space. command or unified command stays in the air force so i would say absolutely there are severe detractors within the us administration and within the congress including some republicans who do not want to see president trump's space force come to fruition president trump by beating the drum about the need to militarize space could actually create the results that we want to avoid which is
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a domain in space that sees great powers shift potential conflict to space so again this very aggressive posture and aggressive increase in military spending on this potential independent department that would be caught akin to the air force the navy and the marine corps could act could also be detracting to u.s. interests that rihanna came on the day pyongyang's top envoy landed in washington d.c. to discuss a second summit between donald trump and ken chong the kenyan chawl has been leading to nuclearization talks with the u.s. and as expected to meet with secretary of state by pompei on friday once and he's following the developments from the south korean capital seoul. the expected meeting between u.s. secretary of state might pompei and north korean official kim yong child is expected to restart momentum that was lost on denuclearization talks between north korea and the u.s. it also comes amid all the positive signals that we've been seeing in the region
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recently south korean president had urged north korea to take bold practical action toward nuclear disarmament now he had also urged the u.s. to consider declaring a formal end to the korean war to encourage north korea to take more steps towards giving up its nuclear program and we've also seen north korean leader kim jong il visit beijing to meet with chinese president xi jinping possibly to strategize over a possible upcoming meeting between u.s. president donald trump and kim jong il and now progress since that first meeting took place in singapore in june last year has stalled we've had very little concrete evidence that north korea is getting rid of its nuclear arsenal it has yet to announce a timetable it's still operating its missile bases and it's thought to be continuing to improve its missile capabilities in fact a recently released report by the u.s. missile defense review concluded that north korea remains
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a significant threat now essentially north korea and the u.s. conduct gree on what denuclearization should look like the u.s. wants complete and verifiable denuclearization north korea argues that that would put it in a defenseless position and it wants its actions to be met by corresponding actions by the u.s. either in the form of removing some sanctions or removing its strategic military assets from south korea so that's a huge chasm between the two countries but talks on denuclearization between the u.s. and north korea are still seen as a possible new avenue to clint's. ministration has withdrawn its delegation from the world. metformin davos citing the government shutdown decision came just hours after he canceled house speaker nancy pelosi as planned overseas tour like hanna reports from washington. and the traditional prayer at the opening of a senate session and mention of the hundreds of thousands of federal workers who've
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gone without pay for nearly a month and the fractious relationship between congressional democrats and the president continues to deteriorate in his latest unilateral action president trump canceled an overseas trip by a delegation led by the speak up the house the bus to the airport literally turned around by this executive letter in the light of the eight hundred thousand great american workers not receiving pay i'm sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate the president writes the action described as petty and vindictive i can say that all too often the last two years the president has acted like he's in the fifth grade and. to have someone who has that kind of character running the country is an enormous problem at every level and we see it now we've seen it over the last two years and my guess is we're going to see it in the future the house speaker continues to insist to call for the perspire moment of the states to the union address was based on security concerns
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arising out of the shutdown these workers make a difference in the lives of the american people including security officials who would be protecting the president at the state of the union address. senior republican senator lindsey graham was scathing about both palosi s. request and the president's response one suffer more rick response does not deserve another he said in a tweet speaker pelosi threat to cancel the state of the union is very irresponsible and blatantly political president trumpet earlier announced he would not attend the world economic forum gathering in davos now he's canceled the trip of the entire cabinet delegation this in the wake of polls indicating the majority of americans hold him responsible for the partial shutdown. mike hanna al-jazeera washington the african union has called on to necrotic republic of congo to suspend the final declaration of presidential election results saying there are serious
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doubts over the vote losing presidential candidate martin phyla has filed a court challenge demanding a recount of last month's vote he insists he won sixty one percent of the vote contradicting official results which declared rival felix a scatty the winner. activists in sudan say two people had been killed in confrontations between police and protesters thousands of people marched across several cities for yet another day of anti-government demonstrations and then demanding the resignation of president omar al bashir but he is blaming the protests on foreign agents. remortgage with more. freedom peace and justice these have been the demands of protesters for nearly a month along with a demand for sudan's president omar al bashir to end his nearly three decades in office and step down well golly many here still mourn i don't know what our demands are the demands of everyone and god willing we will continue running group be successful our protest today is large and we are going in the right direction we
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will go to the presidential palace we just want peace freedom and justice like the rest of the world the protests began last month in the city when the government announced it would hike bread prices in a country where inflation is a nearly seventy percent one of the highest in the world hundreds protested to voice their anger the demonstrations have since spread across many cities in sudan including the capital hard to him officials have shut schools and universities and cut off access to many social media platforms police have used tear gas and live ammunition as the e.u. and the un called on the government to not use excessive force against those protesting the high commissioner for human rights michel bashfully called on the sudanese government to protect exercise by all people regardless of the political affiliation of their rights freedom of expression and peaceful assembly she also urged all sides to refrain from the use of violence activists at least fifty have been killed since the protests began the government says that number is twenty four
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and it's not only the two that came out today several other cities at least ten other cities also came out to protest against president bush they want him to leave and how do the part to the interim independent council something he said he's not going to do but president bashir has been defiant in the face of the defense. creations he has accused those protesting as being influenced by external forces be we reaffirm that we care about the young and their concerns we call on the young to be positive and preserve their country and not listen to cause that destabilize sudan and its security with the demonstrators making it clear that they want change now the protests are becoming the longest since a gang gained independence and the biggest challenge to president obama to bashir since he came to power twenty nine years ago people more going on to their own cotton still ahead on al-jazeera a nation in mourning after a car bomb attack on a police academy in colombia killed ten people. so. while. i was just learning to read why
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a twelve year old from under us is trying to get into america is desperate to have another go.

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