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half the city by and hey reports from hong kong. with hong kong's iconic skyline shining brightly the city's defiant protesters students solidarity they formed a human chain that stretched for kilometers around the city the chosen day was symbolic it came on the 30th anniversary of the baltic way when around 2000000 people in a stoney a lithuania and latvia held hands to call for independence from the soviet union this protest was not about independence but was an attempt to show that the people of hong kong are united and will continue their fight against china's increasing influence even with higher rates austerity maybe some of us but we are still going on we are not giving up right now this was a peaceful protest with no police in size in the days ahead may be different though as protesters again target hong kong's airport they say they won't try to go into the terminal as they did 2 weeks ago but will try to disrupt transport routes to
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and from the airport there is no sign that these protests are slowing down but at the same time there is drawing concern about the impact on the economy tourist arrivals and down hotel room rates are being reduced and the airlines are being affected in particular hong kong's main carrier cathay pacific which is coming under increasing pressure from beijing. the chief executive resigned and at least 3 employees of cathay pacific and its subsidiary cathay dragon have been fired after they showed support for the protest movement among them a former union representative who says china is creating a culture of fear in the company i know all the colleagues feel so depressed and sad because of what happened but it's not just about the nation. of the top but it's also the whole issue is that all is 10 don't terrify all my police and all terror. it's that fear of china's evolving influence and control
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over the city that continues to motivate the protesters to come out week after week when hey al jazeera hong kong. to indonesia now a coffee farmers are expecting a bumper crop to see a box with prices well some grow as a warning that they'll go bankrupt if things don't improve fran slowly has the story from jakarta. over. the harvest time at this coffee plantation in sumatra and it's plenty for farmers who would normally celebrate but not this year they are the world's 3rd largest growers of the rip us to a variety of coffee beans but the market price their fetching is at an 8 year low but. if the price of coffee stays like we can't continue we might not attend our plantations anymore because we can't afford fertiliser we don't have enough money
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to pay our workers in my case i still have to pay for my son's high school. robusto is used mainly in instant coffee and demand has been increasing but prices have dropped this year because of the success of the 2 largest producers brazil and vietnam while indonesian fama struggle to make money there's a growing demand domestically as more indonesians get a taste for what they produce growing affluence and ebonite they sure are driving the rise of the so-called coffee lifestyle and many more coffee shops are opening up some are part of a chain others like this one in jakarta independence i mean i come here 2 or 3 times a week the price of coffee for what i get is well worth it not cheap but not too expensive. indonesia is one of the top 5 fastest growing coffee retail markets and has the lowest coffee consumption type person in southeast asia so there's plenty of room for growth. they serve much confidence in the industry that one coffee
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chain received $28000000.00 from venture capital firms in the past year for its expansion plans for. the local market amount of domestically grown coffee only 30 percent of coffee grown here was exported but if the price of keeps dropping for . planting coffee will be a huge loss for everyone the. demand from indonesia coffee drinkers has so far helped cushion the blow from falling export prices back at his plantation is hopeful the price of coffee beans for the cover in the meantime he's planted other crops just in case florence li al-jazeera. now china has released simon chang an employee at the british consulate and hong kong that's according to local media reports beijing had said that chen was being
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held in administrative detention and chen gen he disappeared on august 8th as he was returning to hong kong from mainland china is a holder of a british national overseas passport what china doesn't recognise his detention came amid months of long anti-government protests and hong kong to the head on the news hour it's a neck and neck race at the rally germany one who is in the lead coming up of sports. on the course this week we check the pulse of the global economy the age of populist governments is the independence of central banks comes under threat and the other intended consequences of trade or plus the i.m.f. was on the steps of brigs its trade with. counting the cost is iraq.
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driver's seat at the close of the 2nd day's play of the 3rd ashes cricket test against england and leads the 1st part of the day saw josh hazlewood take 5 for 30 to help rip through the english batting order england all out for 67 their lowest score against ozzie's in 71 years the home bowlers then did some damage of their own but marnus leg was shane's 53 not out helped the tourists to 171 for 6 at the close that's an overall lead up to 83 the aussies leave the series one nil so if they win this test they'll retain the ashes trophy. i won't get too specific with the players that i oversee when you wake up and see the sun shone as using and you know you think betting a great betting job but i think just the way we started. we didn't want to give too much oil to see if you know their plans want to keeping us in taunton i was sick build pressure and go from there but you know the 1st day i was it was fantastic
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and we just keep building on that. we're disappointed we're disappointed through the way you which we've got to know that that's. it's tough to tell you can the direction when it happens. at the end of the day $293.00 and it so what i would say is the game is it's not over. from this position that we cannot come over in the morning and absent test cricket. put some. some strange endings let's put it that way. sri lanka meanwhile reached 144 for 6 on day 2 of their 2nd test against new zealand before rain ended play as for matches later on in the year the country's sports minister said the team will not be playing test matches in pakistan 2 tests had been scheduled for october but after security review erin fernando said they will now be playing in the u.a.e. however he said $31.00 day matches are being planned as part of an 8 day tour it
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would be just the 2nd time official one day matches have been played in pakistan since the sri lankan team bus was attacked by gunmen and lahore 10 years ago. and pakistan's davis cup tennis tie against india scheduled for the middle of next month has been postponed because of the recent escalation in tensions over the disputed region of kashmir in a statement the international tennis federation said that this is an exceptional circumstance while the 1st priority of the i.d.f. is a security and safety of athletes officials and spectators the tie has been rescheduled for november the i.d.f. will continue to monitor the situation in pakistan and the davis cup committee will reconvene to re-examine the security situation in advance of the tie manchester united manager says paul pogba is stronger after facing racist abuse on twitter douglas suffered abuse on social media after missing a penalty shot on monday he's received support from his teammates and the club is due to meet twitter to discuss how to tackle the issue ole gunnar so shiers says
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something must be done. people hide behind fake identities i don't think it's. down to me to change it but there's so many only going to solutions on twitter and social media that i know it's not me and of course it's we've got to do something about it the authorities got to do something about the ones who. spread this hate and. you just feel sorry for them really the most of their problems themselves when they have to have to. do this. newly promoted aston villa have their 1st win of the english premier league season villa had lost their 1st 2 games back in england's top football division it 1st half goal from brazilian forward wesley and a late strike from on mario ghazi ensured a 2 no when over everton on friday manchester united will be at home against crystal palace on saturday chelsea's start the day's action away at nor it who saw
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him to newcastle last week the blues haven't won yet the season and the match of the day is a late kick off when liverpool host arsenal good football players positions and speed up front while real speed. makes it. tricky to to defend it all the time to do that stuff you have to be brave you have to play you know in football you have to try to keep possession of to be direct and all that stuff so a lot of things to do to consider the game. challenge you to much of each and in turn is much use. for it to prepare the midst of all most who. are waco going to. be a strong. player 2 feet to be feet. a russian athlete who also competes for an american team has been suspended for doping the
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international ice hockey federation suspended evgeny nets solve for 4 years for testing positive for cocaine that ban is only for international competitions though he will still play for the washington capitals in the n.h.l. a video from a allegedly shows nets of sitting next to an identified lines of white powder was not immediately clear whether his positive job in tests and the episode are linked . india's national dope testing agencies also been suspended for 6 months by water for not meeting global standards the lab which services other national organizations as well won't be allowed to carry analysis of blood and urine samples and the samples will need to be sent elsewhere the agency's chief executive says that will apply to wada for reinstatement within 3 weeks ought to not continue as his lead after 7 special stages at the rally germany he's ahead but is being closely trailed by. the 2 had shared all the stages between them taking 5 of them.
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has an aggregate time 59 minutes to a point 4 seconds well that's all your support will have more for you later. thank you very much for that and that does it for this al-jazeera news hour but don't go anywhere to be is here with another news bulletin just a couple of minutes but from the product news out here very much for watching. rewind returns with a new series. and brand dates in the past about to see a documentary to. be called to. remind continues with the last try secret alamy at the cia since 1975 delivering the same way that their ancestors did living in the forest in the jungle and it
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hello and welcome i'm peter told me you're watching al-jazeera live from our headquarters here in doha also ahead sending in the army to fight a record number of wildfires as president of brazil blames dry weather for the blazes that sparked international concern. north korea fires 2 suspected missiles 7 weapons test in a month. and a bumper crop for india you see in coffee farmers but market prices are devastatingly low and many fear they will go bankrupt if things don't improve. the program will get to all those top stories in a moment but 1st a u.k. consulate worker in hong kong has reportedly been released while your thorazine is in mainland china after being detained at the border he simon chang he went missing on the 8th of august during a business trip to shen's then he was detained for 15 days accused of violating
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public security laws the u.k. had said it was quote extremely concerned his detention comes amid months long antigovernment protests in hong kong will stay with this developing story and talk now to our correspondent wayne hey wayne details sketchy clearly but what do we know. so that information that you mentioned is coming through from a facebook page in fact that was set up by the family of simon chang to support him to raise awareness of this case. it's the 8th of august and obviously to call for his release so that facebook page out run by his family is now saying that he has been freed by the chinese or thirty's in the city of shenzhen just across the border in mainland china and in fact simon ching is now back in hong kong a statement on that page says that simon and his family i wish to have some time to rest and recover and they will not take any media interview for the moment they
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will explain more in the future but again according to that facebook post he is now back in hong kong his period all that minister of detention was supposed to end on friday there were hopes that he would be released on friday that didn't happen so it seems that on saturday morning local time simon chang has been released as you mentioned initially this was out for violating public security laws according to the government in mainland china more recently over the past couple of days chinese state media said that in fact the reason for his detention in shin gin was because of a prostitution case something again this simon ching family strongly refute so no doubt in the days ahead we will hear more from him and his family and i guess the obvious back story here is kind of 2 dimensional when i mean on the one hand he did describe himself on his own facebook page as being a social activist so when he was crossing the border to sions and that might have
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sent up a red flag for the chinese authorities but also we're into the 12th week of these mass protests these pro-democracy protests on the streets of hong kong so there there is a supposition that there must be some sort of overlap if only in the the tensions between the people who are demonstrating on the streets and the central authorities in beijing. yes in effect when he crossed the border according to reports he sent a message jesse was going to that business meeting to his wife saying pray. for me so obviously he was concerned if those reports are true that the tension the security situation could make his situation a little tenuous as he went across into mainland china remember he is out from hong kong he is a hong kong or as they as they call themselves but yes what people are saying here is that there is an increasing culture all fear being sown by the government in
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china being made worse by state media in china we've had cases within not companies like the main airline here in hong kong cathay pacific where at least 3 staff members are working for cathay pacific or a subsidiary airline cathay dragon have been fired because of comments that they have made on social media and in other places supporting the anti-government protests in hong kong we've had the chief executive of cathay pacific resigning and those employees talking about this culture of fear that china is now sowing so the allegation from the protesters from those people is that this is a deliberate ploy by the governments in china to try to create confusion tight to try to create fear that the separatists should end now otherwise the situation could get a lot worse when people's rights. as we can confirm the story will come right back with in the meantime many thanks. u.s.
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president donald trump is raising tariffs on chinese imports by an additional 5 percent this latest escalation in the trade war comes hours after beijing it will impose tariffs on $75000000000.00 worth of american goods mr trump on twitter said he has quote here by order american companies to leave china however as heidi jocasta reports from washington he can't actually do that. the trade war between the world's 2 largest economies just boiled over in the span of 280 characters on friday just after u.s. stock markets closed u.s. president donald trump announced via twitter starting on october 1st the $250000000000.00 of goods and products from china currently being taxed at 25 percent will be taxed at 30 percent additionally the remaining $300000000000.00 of goods and products from china that was being taxed from september 1st at 10 percent
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will now be taxed at 15 percent this was trump's retaliation after beijing announced a few hours earlier that china will tax an additional $75000000000.00 worth of u.s. goods also starting next month that came at the end of an already tumultuous day earlier friday the u.s. president tweeted and order to american businesses move supply chains out of china immediately trump does not in fact have the power to command u.s. businesses to leave china but he does have leverage he can encourage them he cannot give them government contracts for example that if they're buying things from the government or strine a sell things through the government but no he can't he can't stop that the tweets still spooked investors the dow jones closed more than 2 percent down the tech heavy nasdaq index was off by 3 percent both signs of the importance of the chinese market to u.s. companies. all of this comes at
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a particularly vulnerable time in terms of presidency a growing number of economists forecast a u.s. recession on the horizon driven partly by the white house trade policies trump has responded by blaming everyone but himself i think the word recession is a word that's inappropriate because it's just a word that the. the people are going to become and certain people in the media are trying to build up because they'd love to see a recession trump also took on president it aim at the chairman of the u.s. federal reserve the central bank lowered interest rates last month but not as much as trump hoped that earned its chairman this comparison from trump who is our bigger enemy jay powell or chairman c. the chinese leader president trump will spend the weekend in france at the g. 7 meeting with fellow leaders of major industrialized nations the white house has asked concerns of a global recession to be front and center and no doubt the u.s.
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china trade escalation will dominate those discussions castro al-jazeera washington. well as the trade war looms large g 7 leaders are gathering in france this weekend for their annual summit squabble challenges on the table range from the economy to climate change diplomatic editor james bays reports now from the ritz. just hours before the g 7 started and the iranian foreign minister was in paris mohammed jarbidge zarif met with president mccraw no pictures of the meeting were released probably so as not to anger president trump. the meeting behind the closed doors of the palace highlights the very different approaches of the u.s. and europe towards iran however there is a new face at this year's g. 7 u.k. prime minister boris johnson some are speculating with breaks it looming he may want to consider taking a tougher position on iran in order to win favor with trump if.
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really is true and if what he's been doing in berlin and paris has really been a ready ruse of sorts then you're going to see the u.k. pivot towards the u.s. they're going to see you case agree more the u.s. than his european neighbors and they're going to start seeing a much more aggressive. level of posturing from boris johnson who will be in the company of trump and who will almost be egging him on to start behaving in a way that's more u.s. friendly than you friendly iran is just one of an increasing number of global issues whether 7 leaders are likely to have very difficult discussions the french president has already taken the unprecedented step of deciding not to seek a final communique at the end of the summit because he knows there are no words that will be able to sign up to. a number of other countries have been invited to this year's g. 7 prime minister narendra modi of india will be attending and the growing tension
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between his country and pakistan over kashmir is bound to be discussed growing trade wars are also leading to fresh rifts the u.s. and china's difficulties could further destabilize the global economy and here in france the new digital services tax which targets big u.s. tech companies like amazon and google has angered president trump who's even threatened to retaliate with higher tax on french wine. ever since trump took office the issue of climate has been one that's cause divisions that global summits it may well again be 6 of vs one with president macro and the canadian prime minister justin trudeau leading calls for the thousands of fires burning in the amazon to be treated as an international crisis james bays al-jazeera the ritz. was staying with events in brazil the president has given the green light to the army to try to contain the fires raging through the world's largest rain forest
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after weeks of inaction came under pressure from france and germany to tackle what they say is an international crisis he's blamed unusually warm temperatures for the unprecedented spike in the number of fires to raise a bow as this report from rio de janeiro. facing criticism both at. home and abroad brazilian president jalal went on national television friday night to answer critics who say he's not only letting the amazon burn but encouraging the ranchers and loggers who environmental groups accuse of setting the fires. for to merge and we're going to act firmly in order to contain it and control the fires in the amazon it is important as the author has to act with serenity not to spread out founded messages in brazil and abroad as they do not help solve the problem they only learned themself to political propaganda. war scenario said the military will
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assist in fighting both the fires and other illegal activities that are destroying the environment but on the streets of rio de janeiro people say it's walls one under himself who deserves the blame he's being acting like a child since he started. the government so i don't think so i think he's acting really. south really selfish ways over 70000 fires are currently destroying the world's largest tropical rain forest the number is up 80 percent compared to 2018 people here environmental groups among others are blaming jade was on i don't for the amazons plight saying that he has encouraged girls and farmers to clear their land international pressure is forcing the government to think it's tragic that he's now announcing extraordinary measures in order to fight the fires affecting the amazon rain forest images of the rain forest
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dying have triggered a global outcry the european union has expressed concern over the situation in brazil friends.


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