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hello, you are watching gmt on "bbc world news." our top stories, islamic state threatened to kill two japanese hostages if they have not paid a $200 million ransom. the sum matches the amount he pledged days ago. mr. abe condemned the videos. >> translator: it is difficult and i feel strong resentment toward the threat against human life. i demand the immediate release of the two japanese.
>> does the american democracy need rebuilding? we are asking if democracy is in decline. we visit a camp in west africa where thousands gathered after facing boko haram attacks. they tell us ability the moment militants arrived killed hundreds of people. we have a post of the global economy. >> two big indicators. international monetary funds for the economic growth because of a slowdown in dman. bang! right on cue, economic growth slowed down. we are going to look at how a slowing china, yes it does, has a ripple effect around the world. hello, it's midday here in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington
and 2:00 p.m. in jerusalem where the japanese prime minister condemned the threat by the group islamic state to kill two japanese nationals. the group posted a video online that shows two men in orange jump suits. the militants say they will be killed unless japan pays a ransom of $200 million. they are saying that needs to be paid within 72 hours. he directs his message straight to japan's prime minister and says the money matches the $200 million that abe pledged to aid countries fighting i.s. he's canceled part of the trip now to deal with the hostage situation. he calls the threat by i.s. unforgivable. >> translator: they have released the video, which threatens to kill japanese citizens. it is unforgivable and i feel strong resentment toward the threat of human life.
i demand the group does not harm the two japanese and release them immediately. i have instructed my government to prioritize respect for human life and deal with the crisis as a matter of urgency. japan will continue to work to contribute to peace and stability. japan will not change this policy. >> from tokyo, they say the group is very much making a statement with this ransom post. the situation leaves mr. abe in a very difficult position back at home. >> making a clear and explicit link between japan's assistance to countries fighting against the islamic state and the japanese citizens. that puts mr. abe in a difficult position here at home. he's been prime minister the last two years extremely active diplomatically on the international stage, pushed japan to take an active role in
diplomatic affairs, diplomatic and military. sudden suddenly, it's popular back here in japan amongst a large constituency, a large population. his enemies will pounce on that and say, look, this is the result of you going out and doing these things and, you know immediately japanese lives are threatened by your actions and we shouldn't do this. >> with me in the studio issed to winter who has a recent report on the islamic state. is this the first time we have seen a ransom demand so openly? >> absolutely. in the past when they made demands for hostages like james and david, they were done behind the scenes through e-mail to family members or involved parties. this is the most explicit call for funding that islamic state has done. >> difficult moment for shinzo abe. what should he do now?
different countryies take different positions on whether ransom should be paid. >> it can't acquire funding through this kind of activity. so to get the money to give the ransom which is a huge ransom it would also set a precedent for the group and incentivize hostages for the group to make money. >> are we going to see more of this kind of activity? more kidnappings, more extortions from islamic state? that's how it feels. >> islamic state is in the headlines a lot at the moment. that's part of it. very refined propaganda program. it's trying to stand the pace of the time. regarding whether we'll see more hostage taking, it's difficult to know. people are wary of it because of this situation. as oil prices continue to fall
down it's going to present greater problems. >> yeah explain that to us. is this how they mostly make their money? they are a rich organization aren't they? >> in the summer everyone was talking about the billions of dollars they are privy to. much of it from a sustainable oil revenue. right now they are below $50 a barrel. at $100 a barrel they were getting around $25. now it could be the islamic state is sending oil -- a pittance, really, not enough to carry on the pseudostate program. >> a balance for foreign government to try to tackle the revenue for islamic state and crack down on them and try to address the issues about why they have so much support. >> yes, i think states around the world are trying to tackle islamic state in a variety of
ways. they are cutting down the revenue ability. it needs to be tackled on another level. that needs to be in terms of propaganda. the image needs to be dismand ls. on the military side of things it is being pushed back in iraq and expanding more in syria. it's a very uncertain situation. >> thank you for being with us. japan recently pledged $200 million of nonmilitary aide to countries fighting i.s. how about the countries that decided not to get involved in the battle against the group in john key has been telling me about the plans to train the iraqi army. >> giving money to them. publicly we are exploring and see the training contingent in countries in iraq. not to accompany those as they go out to prosecute the islamic
state. i think for a country like new zealand, we are not immune from these issues and we can't solely rely on britain or the united states. i think all countries do it to make a contribution and it's a realistic one. >> how do you convince anyone if you send people there and they die -- the global one. is it a hard sell? >> it's a challenge. it's knowledge. any other activities we have seen -- a result of it. the second thing, ultimately are we in sight? we are going to be part of the club. are we going to you know, ultimately be able to rely on them to support us. we do know that when it comes to
the united states and canada and australia and great britain and others we can't rely on them if we don't have the resources to fly someone out flif there's a problem. others will. if you are going to take their view, you can't say when the going gets tough, leave it to the other guys. even though the contribution is small, it is proportional. there has to be a contribution. the point is in what can come with great human cost. the other is if we didn't do this and in the case of islamic state, they become more powerful long term because of greater -- >> john key there. if you would like more background on i.s. go to our website. what we have there is a 60-second explainer. we look at an online video of what the group wants. there's more information as well about how the group gets funding
and what lies behind the violence. bbc.co.uk. tensions are running high in yemen. a cease-fire does appear to be holding after clashes between the rebels and the army on monday. the government called for all political parties signed up for the peace agreement last year to attend an emergency meeting chaired by the president. a protest involving hundreds of asylum seekers in the detention center has been broken up. the protest began last week after the refugees were told they would be moved to new accommodations accommodations. they thought it would make them for vulnerable to attack. a number of changes to improve aviation safety. it comes after an airasia
passenger jet crashed, killing all 162 people on board. investigators still don't know what caused the crash. on monday, they said there was no evidence of terrorism, so far. what does democracy mean to you? today, bbc has a special day of coverage looking at democracy's place in the 21st century. president obama will give his address before congress. the framework for democracy in the u.s. washington, d.c. becomes increasingly synonymous with gridlock. can they overcome their differences to keep america moving forward? >> reporter: if democracy was measured in monuments, washington, d.c. would be the heart. you can't move in this city without bumping into memorials commemorating the i deals of freedom and the people who fought for them.
every american school child will tell you, martin luther king died for the dream that every man or woman, black or white, christian or not christian is created equal. he is a very powerful symbol in america's recent struggle with and success in promoting that democratic ideal. so how could anyone possibly question the strength of democracy in a country that was built on the premise of abraham lincoln's famous gettysburg address? well democracy needs more than fine words and ideas. it depends on structure, the more pro seayic stuff of regulation and policies. democracy needs scaffolding. there's the problem. it's the new resistible irony. the u.s. capitol is the building of the foundation of america's democratic experiment is under repair just as people are asking, is this country actually governable?
is it more than the buildings that need fixing? it's undeniable the divide between democrats and republicans means the process of democracy is not actually working. america fought plenty of wars in the name of democracy. the u.s. lost almost 500,000 soldiers to defeat fascism in world war ii. 50,000 americans died in vietnam. the u.s. proved it will travel the world to protect democratic principals. now, the country needs to look inward and strengthen the practice of democracy here at home. in about 20 minutes we are going to ask if democracy is in crisis in the west and if china proved there is a real alternative. for more on our coverage go to our dedicated page online.
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in nigeria, eyewitnesses have been describing destruction and loss of life in the northeast of the country. militants of boko haram attacked. hundreds of people have been killed the past few weeks. in 18 months 5,000 civilian lives have been lost. in a remote town we spoke to some of those who managed to flee. this is the exclusive report.
>> reporter: what's happened in the nigerian town remains a mystery. in trying to find out is a 15-hour journey into the desert. we set off early on sandy tracks drove through rivers. and were carried across others by makeshift rafts. finally, some of the thousands who fled. we found this 7-year-old on her own, incon soluble, calling for her father. when we met her mother in the camp, she told us of that day. my husband had gone to buy fish when the attack began, she says.
women later found his body floating in the lake his hands tied, his throat cut. she is now alone, forced to beg in a neighboring village to feed her three small girls. most of these women, children and men have lost relatives in the attack. they sabo coe ha ram fighters hunted them down as they ran into the bush. whatever happened on the day of the attack it is clear there was absolute panic. people fled in all directions. families captured now separated with no means of finding each other again. this 31-year-old made it here alone. in the terrifying confusion he lost sight of his wife and their baby. >> reporter: you don't know whether they are alive? >> i don't know.
i don't know. i don't know. >> reporter: how do you feel about that? >> so i'm angry. i'm angry. i'm not feeling -- i cannot listen. in the night, if i went to my bedroom, if i start dreaming, i'm just thinking them. >> you are thinking about your family? >> yes, my family. >> reporter: the agencies are starting to distribute kits. everyone arrived with nothing, not even a blanket. as many as 2,000 people were massacred. these counts were certainly overestimated. boko haram took the fight over the borlders. this looks more and more like a regional war. bbc news.
now, for a tale of human generosity from china. a man in shanghai is donating stem cells to a total stranger living half way around the world. the donar is helping someone he never met. >> translator: today is a very special day for me. i'm donating my stem cells to a 7-year-old boy in the uk. i work as a driver for the shanghai government. i took part in the donation program without much thought. i was quite surprised when the red cross called to tell me they had found a match.
i was even more surprised that that match was with a foreigner. >> translator: the process is not painful. it is the system of tube that is draws blood out of my veins, extracts the stem cells before returning the blood. no one inserted big needles into my spine is what people think happens. in fact i didn't feel a single thing. only that the whole procedure lasted over three hours and i was bored and sleepy. many people including my family asked if i was scared. i wasn't. not at all.
>> translator: i hope my stem cells can be sent to the uk soon that little boy can receive them as soon as possible. i hope he will be brave and strong, get healthy again and live a good life. this is my biggest wish. >> great story of hope there. let's return to the special democracy day coverage. the recent relations between cuba and the u.s. takes a big step on wednesday. the change making impact on democracy on the communist island. we have the report on how the two sides have different definitions of democracy. ♪
>> reporter: after school club cuban style. every afternoon, after the school bell rings, these children come for music practice with a latin swing. the program was first conceived 20 years ago, not by the cuban communist party, but a private individual. now, suddenly the future looks more promising for the next generation of musicians. >> why do we keep being enemies? >> these teenagers said they were excited about the chance of the united states and greater internet access. despite the restrictions in cuba they were adamant they live in a democracy. >> in our schools here we have our own organization and we shoot every year one member of each to a percent up in a t-shirt medium.
>> reporter: while cuba's costumes might be an example of democracy in action the tolerance is anything put. there are elections approaching, but many candidates are chosen by institutions of the state. government sympathizes saying it's not that democracy doesn't exist in cuba it's just a different kind of democracy. >> our idea liberty, freedom has never been the same the united states has. this is not access this is part of a national culture in cuba. >> these are members of the latin american association. the riders might not seem like the greatest example of democracy in cuba the fact they can gather together and enjoy
their passion is a certain degree of flexibility on the island. they can organize themselves how ever they see fit. don't discriminate against anyone who wants to be a member. our leadership is elected by secret ballot. the u.s. and cuba here after historic talks, the obama administration hopes it brings more u.s. style democracy to the islands. castro says the political system will not change. expect this to be an easy ride. will grant, bbc news havana. now over cats in russia. a tiny abandoned in an apartment block south of moscow has been saved from freezing temperatures. this cat found the baby.
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hello and welcome to gmt. in this half hour, has democracy had its day? china has been growing while the west was in crisis. we'll be asking if the chinese system is a realistic comparing. the sun newspaper stopped posting topples models on page three. not everybody is happy about this. including some of the models.
a wing a prayer and lots of solar power. fancy flying around the world in this. a group is planning to do that. it's in two, set to take off from abu dhabi using only the sun as power. welcome to the program t. 20th century was a good one for the western democracy. the fall of the berlin wall the collapse of the soviet union. how well has it fed in the 21st century? the economic crisis hit western countries hard leaders have faced criticism that they have forgotten their own ideals in the war agairns terror at guantanamo bay for example. china has growing to ask if
democracy has been found. bbc has a day of special coverage today about democracy. we are looking at voter turnover in some of the most developed economies. that's mow many people actually cast a vote when elections are held. the late 1970s, it has generally fallen. it's normally highest in italy, there's been a fall. the united states has been something of a rise. we have the regional editor at the economists intelligence and helped us with our research. so, why are we seeing do you think, such a sink in europe and perhaps in america, too. a sense of dissatisfaction with democracy. >> democracy has had its day but it is in crisis. that is manifested in various
ways. it's manifested in a growing gap between elites and government and the pop list not only in the uk but europe and globally even broader than that. it's manifested in the fact that political parties no longer know what they stand for and traditional relationships with traditional constituencies have broken down. less legitimacy or trust. the trust deficit, as it's been called. all these ways institutions of democracy and parliament government, political parties are in serious disarray and into the space has opened up between electorates and political parties stepped protest movements, populous movements as we have seen over the past year in europe. >> what we have in china is a population that seems happy with
the government at the moment. is it working? >> it's been extraordinarily successful. they have presides over the transformation since 1978. living standards have increased hugely in china over this period. so it's been a very successful period of government and governing. it's not to say it's gone forever or that what china managed to do you know, is relevant to the west. it's more complicated than that. >> growth has fallen to the lowest level in 20 years. how much dissatisfaction in china relies on the economy that keeps on growing and growing? >> keep things in perspective. 7.4% is an impressive growth rate. >> they continue to grow at that rate. >> they don't need to carry on growing 8% to 10%.
in fact they needed to stop growing at that rate because their overwhelming priority has been growth and an expense in the environment. they need to rebalance. that's what the reforms are about. i think, you know china's developing into a new fate. >> one measure we have in terms of a comparison is this survey done that the two populations america and china had. china is high at 92%. in the u.s. only 58% of people have confidence in their president. 41% saying that they have none at all. can you explain to us why that figure is there? the role chinese feel. >> it's an interesting question. i think that we, in the west tend to think that the
democratic system as we have it is universal. i don't think that's correct. i think that the political system works according to the history and culture of a country. so, the chinese -- in china, the relationship between states and society. today, since 1949 and historically for 2,000 years has always been distinct from what happens here. i don't think you can describe china as a nation state. it's a civilization state. >> there's a difference there. here in the west and the u.s. as well people don't think of respect their leaders. they don't want to em late what happened in the u.s. here in europe you have process and democratically elected government with european bureaucrats. there doesn't seem to be anything aspirational about
democracy at the moment. >> democracy is a universal concept, not a western concept. yes, i think what i alluded to earlier was this huge gap that's opened up between elite and political parties and the electorates. it's not driven solely by economic concerns. it's the case since the 208 crash, financial economic crisis. they have created an environment in which the flourished. it's more than that. population is rising in europe and scandinavia. there's something more than economic grievances. it's about a gap in values
moral values between political elites and the people. i think it's not just economic. it's more than that. >> that's an interesting point of dealing with china toward leaks and corruption. the big anti-corruption drive. he realized that's an issue to win over the minds of chinese people. >> it's an important development and much bigger than anymore pundits anticipated to drive against against corruption. it's a serious threat to the system and the reputation and prestige. and, of course this is intensely popular in china. i just want to make an additional point. that is you know when we say
democracy, we think of western style democracy. actually, i don't think that is the correct way to look at it. i think democracy or political systems have elements about them. they vary according to the country. china, for example, doesn't have a western style democracy, this is clear. it's a much more transparent representative system now than it was 30 years ago. >> we have just run out of time. this could go on and on i know. we'll continue online. thank you very much for joining us. do join in the conversation on our website. we have a dedicated page there for you for democracy day/democracy day. we have videos and discussions. we would love for you to get involved. #bbcdemocracyday. we have been talking about
china and growth. >> it is a big story. the chinese and imf numbers. thanks lucy. let me explain. hello there, big economic numbers have been released today, giving us a good chance to take the temperature of the global economy. now we start with the imf, international monitor fund. it's loaded a forecast for global growth this year and next. china, yet, posted the weak eps gross numbers in 24 years. let me show you right here. the imf expects growth of this 3.5% this year compared with the previous imf estimate which was 3.8%. the group made that in october. now, the downgrade comes despite something we talk about a lot. a major boost in the local economy. the oil prices currently 50 bucks a barrel which is a positive for most countries.
it's not enough to offset the weak, global investment. corporations and businesses are pulling back. meanwhile, it's been announced china's economic growth slowed to the weakest levels since 1991. the economy grew still, it expanded and grew by 7.4% last year down from 7.7% we saw in 2013. it is worth mentioning it means china is growing by around $700 billion a year. let's get more. james king is the emerging editor of the financial times and joins us. he's trying to shake the world with an international best seller. great to have you on the program. for us laymen you look at the numbers on the offset and go they are not bad numbers. i want to ask you, what are the nasties? what are the worries lying beneath the numbers? >> well i think the first issue
is that a lot of people suspect the accuracy of these numbers. there are a lot of well respected academics looking at the chinese growth numbers saying actually you know what they overstate the level of growth. that's the first thing. the second thing is china's growth over the last six years since the financial crisis has become more and more dependent on a huge splurge of debt. so last year 2014 if you just take the service payments that china paid on its debt it has to -- it's total bill was the size of the entire indian economy, which means that for all the borrowing, new borrowing trying to take now, it has to use one-third of that simply to pay off existing debt. this is effectively the sand in the gears of the chinese economy going forward. i think today is perhaps more about the future outlook than
the 7.4 number you mentioned. >> moving on briefly, people watching this who may not typically follow this type of news explain how to slowing china has a ripple effect around the world? >> china is the biggest trader around the world. they import huge amounts typically emerging markets from russia and brazil. imports energy and imports a lot of consumer goods. that's the main way it affects the rest of the world. >> we are running out of time. we have to leave it there. we appreciate your time. james king from the financial times. a wing and a prayer and a little bit, hopefully a lot of solar power. a group is planning to do that. the hope is for this plane right here. solar impulse take off from abu dhabi and fly around with the
sun to power it. the planned route was planned. we have joined from dubai. matthew, lucky boy. i would have loved to have seen that. you spoke to the pilot, saw the plane and now the planned route. we have had solar planes flying up there for some time not very long distances, but not around the world, is that right? >> that's right. they have done 26 hours themselves in this particular plane, but, as you said the route from around the world trip was unveiled today. the actual plane itself bigger than the 747 bus, just as heavy as a family car is in place. it's going to start here in abu dhabi going to aman and cities in india and china, across the pacific ocean, stopping in hawaii. jfk gave it permission to land there. it will go back to abu dhabi.
12 locations, 25 flying days. it's going to be a huge journey. the technology is in place, which is the key thing. the two things we picked up on was the lightness of it the materials they used for the wing is really light. i was holding it today. almost feather light. the other thing, the batteries and motor uses are using such little energy the l.e.d. lights take up little wattage at all. >> i can only imagine the technology they want to continue to develop it. one day, i don't know it could be used for commercial aviation? >> that's right. some of the technology is already being used. the insulation is being used in refrigerators they are planning to put it in social housing around the world because of the efficiency and cheapness. there's the electrocardiomonitor they are using to make sure the
pilots who will be going five days and nights with uninterrupted solar travel. that's the plan anyway to make sure fatigue and heart levels will be monitors. they will be used in cars in the future to monitor driver awareness. the big one, that could be commercial aviation if it's proved you can travel around the world withsolar. she's hoping to give permission to test drive it before it takes off. >> fascinating stuff. we'll talk to you, soon. >> good on you, mate. joining us from dubai. as big as a 747, but as light or weight equal to a family car. that is amazing. tweet me i'll tweet you back. get me at bbc. >> i can feel it. >> i know. a 747.
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haram in nigeria. the violence has spread. when people visit the uk they are surprised at the tabloid pictures that feature pictures of seminaked women. the sun printed pictures of topples models on page three for 44 years. the paper is owned by rupert murdock. now, it appears the tradition came to an end. all this week they have been wearing bikinis, but they are not fully toppleslesstopless. thank you for being with us. tell us about your experience. >> i had a fantastic time being a page three model. i started modelling at the age of 15, not topless because that
would be illegal. i had a ball. i didn't get good grades in school, i can't lie. i am probably, would have ended up in a deadbeat job, if i'm honest. instead of seeing the world, i had fantastic opportunities and experiences. i got to meet fantastic strong females and really enjoyed it. >> what do you think of the fact there's no longer a topless model on page three. >> i don't find it sad there's not a topless page three, i think it's sad the way they went about it. we are faced with judgment. we are judged that we have been exploited. that's totally not the case. i thought being a feminist was about getting to a point where women, in this day and age can do what they want and make their own issues. >> you do not feel demeaned by
being a page three model? >> absolutely not. it was a joy, a career. it's shocking that would no longer be these young women's choice. you have page three girls waking up today with no job. how can that be celebrated. >> the bigger picture, rupert murdock said it's old fashioned, doesn't reflect the values society has this day and age. >> he didn't tweet that. he tweeted it is old fashioned. if that's what some people think, i can understand that. but page three still is enjoyed. it's still up and gone around loads of news stations talking about it because people care. if it was that old fashioned people wouldn't care about it. people care because it's not just the topless girls on the page it's the issue. it's the fact that women have spent their time and their effort campaigning to get this removed. there's so many bigger issues.
>> they say there is a bigger issue. one is it happens in the sun newspaper. it's the only time to see a woman on page three and she's not wearing a top. you see men doing other things. this is how women are perceived. the impression it gives young people is this is how you should see young women. >> i disagree it's the only time women are seen. the editor of the sun was a female. that says you know that proves my point. it's not the "sun" has a sexist newspaper. there's quite often women in their suits arguing about page three. >> you have two young boys. >> i do. >> what do you think it teaches your boys young children about a woman's place in society? >> i would say, firstly, the page three would be the best thing my son could see in the "sun" newspaper if i'm on it.
a female form and the way it was born with the headlines and what you were talking about before you introduced me. there's so many other things that are a greater problem for him to see. i don't think it teaches them anything. me as a mother teaches my children about the value of women. my sons have a great respect for women. >> does it not worry you that the image they are seeing is a woman who is pretty perfect. the female body in its perfect form. it's not a realistic portrayal of most women's body. >> i disagree. what the "sun" has done well is one of their page three winners, i think her name is lucy actually i know her name is lucy. i can't think of her surname. she's a larger page three girl and she tweets you don't have to be stick thin and perfect and a
model. she's a larger curvier shaped girl. it's girl next door. >> now they are wearing bikinis. do you see a huge difference? >> there's no difference. even from the blond glamour model, it is ludicrous. >> thank you for joining us. >> that's all for today. here is what's coming up on impact. >> thank you lucy. interesting discussion there you are having about "the sun." of course, we have more coming up on that islamic state threat. they threatened to kill two japanese hostages and asked whether the latest demand shows the group is struggling. $200 million to be given over the next 72 hours. of course, on top of that we have the latest from an australian detention center in new guinea. it seems to have been resolved clashes between asylum seekers
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