president xijinping president xi jinping arrives to celebrate 20 years of chinese rule. more than 60 countries have now been hit the latest cyber—attack. an expert tells us this is the future of conflict. i'm kasia madera in london. also in the programme: the first woman jockey to win australia's biggest horse race is suspended after failing a drugs test. putting singapore's traditional cuisine on the global map — we meet the chef who won peranakan food its first michelin star. good morning. it's 8am in singapore, and 1am in the morning in london. we start in hong kong, where extra security measures have been put in place for the arrival of the chinese president xi jinping. he is due to arrive in the next few hours to mark the 20th anniversary
of the handover of hong kong from britain to china. it's his first visit to the city as chinese leader and protests are expected. 26 pro—democracy activists were arrested on wednesday, after occupying the "forever blooming golden bauhinia," a monument to the reunification. chris patten, the last governor of hong kong, spoke with bbc world service radio before the anniversary. the campaign to protect the rule of law, to protect due process, to stop people being abducted on the streets of hong kong with the chief executive looking the other way, all thatis executive looking the other way, all that is really, really important and i don't think the rest of the world should ignore it. the way that china keeps its commitments and pledges in hong kong will tell people an awful lot about whether china can be trusted in this century.
0ur correspondent in hong kong isjuliana liu. shejoins me now. thank you forjoining us. it will be a very busy day in hong kong. that's right, rico. the chinese president is expected to arrive around midday and in the lead up to his arrival there have been small guerrilla style protests every day. the last protest happened overnight in the area behind me when 26 protest is scrambled up that sculpture demanding greater political rights for hong kong and the unconditional release of the chinese dissident. the latest is this group of 26 people, most of them young people haven't been released, they are still in detention. we are expecting more protests to come. the president is very unlikely to be facing these protests. at least, not directly. as
soon as he lands he is expected to give a speech and then whisked by motorcadejust by me. he has a give a speech and then whisked by motorcade just by me. he has a view in gate and is the next couple of days, the most important saturday morning when he will sway in the next chief executive, carrie lam, and he will leave hong kong before the annual first ofjuly mass pro—democracy protest. the annual first ofjuly mass pro-democracy protest. indeed, a busy week for the president, and major celebrations. there are also fears creeping right now among many residents in hong kong that communist party leaders in beijing are starting to undermine the one country are starting to undermine the one cou ntry two are starting to undermine the one country two systems formula. that's right. we got a taste of that from the interview with chris patten. he summarised it quite nicely. it is worth saying not everyone in hong kong is against the chinese
president. he does have his supporters. of course, those who agree with lord patten will take to the streets because xi jinping is seen as the streets because xi jinping is seen as a the streets because xi jinping is seen as a divisive leader in china and in mainland hong kong. a great day in hong kong. thank you so much for joining day in hong kong. thank you so much forjoining us. let's take a look at some of the day's other news. cyber security experts now believe a global ransomware hack may have started with corrupted updates on a piece of ukrainian tax software. the attack has spread to at least 64 countries. governments, ports, banks, oil companies and airports were all hit.
a so—called vaccine has been developed to stop the immediate spread of the virus. but more cases are still being reported. earlier, michael chertoff, executive chairman of the chertoff group and former us secretary of homeland security, told the bbc that cyber attacks could increasingly become central to conflict. as with many people within intelligence feel, ifeel this is probably the most serious threat currently we face. first of all, the terrorists, although they have not yet used cyber attacks as a destructive tool, rather than a recruiting tool, they may decide they want to do that. you have the north koreans who have shown very little restraint and have access to cyber weapons. i do think as we get a rising tension around the world, there is a greater likelihood that the cyber arena will become a greater area of conflict. in a couple of minutes, rico will be talking to a security expert about what companies can do
to protect themselves from such attacks. stay with us for that. but now let's take a look at some other news. north korea has threatened former south korean president park guen—hye and her spy chief lee byung—ho with capital punishment following accusations of a plot to assassinate the north korean leader kimjong—un. the message, delivered by the north's official news agency krt, also said north korean officials demanded that the south hand the pair over. us officials say the current in flight laptop ban imposed on flights from eight muslim—majority countries will not be extended to the rest of the world. instead there will be enhanced passenger screening for those flying into the country. in the next few weeks, screening of travellers and personal electronic devices will be increased. there've been big protests in several indian cities against a spate of attacks on minorities, especially muslims and low—caste dalits, by vigilante cow protection groups. with banners proclaiming "not in my name," some 2,000 people
demonstrated in delhi against the recent lynchings and other violent assaults. china has donated thousands of guns to the president of the philippines, rodrigo duterte, to support him in the battle against islamist gunmen who are holed up in a southern city. this shipment of rifles and ammunition follows mr duterte's threat to move away from manila's traditional ally america and seek beijing's support. we must support each other during times of need, but also highlights the dawn of a new era in philippine—chinese relations. the final death toll in the grenfell tower fire will not be known until at least the end of the year, say authorities. 80 people are currently presumed dead from the inferno that gutted the 2a—storey building in west london earlier this month. the prime minister says 120 high—rise buildings in england have now failed fire safety tests.
ferrari driver sebastian vettel could face further punishment for his collision with mercedes‘ lewis hamilton at the azerbaijan grand prix. motor—sport officials will hold a hearing focusing on vettel‘s behaviour on the race track with the outcome to be made public before the austrian grand prix next month. let's return now to the cyber attacks that have been spreading across computers around the world. it appears that these latest attacks are even more sophisticated than last month's. naveen bhat from the security consultancy ixia told me more. this one does not have a kill
switch, so that is a problem, because this is a lot more sophisticated than the wannacry malware. it is now only stopping because the number of machines that can be attacked have reduced from the previous attack. major companies have been affected across 60 countries. what should countries do to make sure they are not affected? first thing they should do is close the doors, that is, get all of the updates in place for all of the windows patches. if you leave the door open, somebody will come in and attack. secondly, they have to track the behaviour of the malware, how it spreads within an organisation. they must also track data moving out of the company, because what is going out can mean something wrong inside. when you mention these three points
for companies not to be affected, do you need additional funding for companies to be able to support it? yes, you have to put systems and processes in place. you have to have the tools and the processes. people need to have the skills, you've got to invest in people, processes and tools. are companies or individuals more at risk and more able to protect ourselves from these kinds of malware? at this point in time, we are both equally susceptible and vulnerable. larger organisations are targets much more than consumers. consumers have a responsibility. the biggest thing that causes the spread of this is clicking of a link or a fire. it has happened to me as well. i get a message saying, your fedex package has arrived. and check your rival number.
for consumers, like you and me, just delete that link? delete that e—mail? delete it, do not click on it. when, let's say, you get an update, which means you have to pay maybe 20 or $30 of $40, do you have to pay for it? do it. why? otherwise you will pay thousands of dollars in bitcoins. so you have to make choices, pay for the software or it will cost you more going forward. sound advice. naveen bhat from the security consultancy ixia talking to rico earlier. south korean president moonjae—in is in washington for talks with president trump. the white house says they will discuss ways to further strengthen their alliance and deepen the friendship. and the leaders will of course be co—ordinating on north korea—related issues, as our correspondent steve evans reports from seoul. north korea, just over that mountain, has on one estimate 12,000 conventional
artillery pieces — big guns, to you and me — trained on this area here, which has about 25 million people. a big, urban area. on one scenario, 42,000 dead and injured within 2a hours. that's why this thing matters. here in south korea, the new government says, "you need to talk." "they are kith and kin, they are family, you need to talk to them." the mood in washington is, "do not talk." eventually he will have a better delivery system. we can't allow that to happen. we don't know if president trump is simply saying that
as a negotiating tactic, but what is completely clear is that there are no good options. war? not a good option. talking to north korea? north korea doesn't seem to want to talk back. 0r accept that north korea has nuclear weapons and is capable of destroying american cities. none of those is good. steve evans there in seoul. you're watching newsday on the bbc. still to come on the programme: this traditionalfish dish is being blamed for an epidemic of liver cancer in thailand but doctors are finding it tough to get the message out. also coming up on the programme — the first chef to win a shall on staff or his unique cuisine and he lets us in on a unique secret. china marked its first day of rule in hong kong with a series of spectacular celebrations.
a huge fireworks display was held. the chinese president said unification was the start of a new era for hong kong. the world's first clone has been produced of an adult mammal. scientists in scotland have produced a sheep called dolly that was cloned in a laboratory using the cells of another sheep. for the first time in 20 years, russian and american spacecraft have docked in orbit for collaboration in space. challenger powered past this lighthouse at almost 50 knots, shattering a record that had stood for 34 years. there was no hiding the elation of richard branson and his crew. this is newsday on the bbc.
i'm rico hizon in singapore. i'm kasia madera in london. our top stories: china's president xijinping is making his first visit to hong kong — 26 pro—democracy activists are arrested ahead of his arrival. and a chinese woman fainted in a jewellery shop after accidentally breaking a jade bracelet worth $44,000. let's take a look at some front pages from around the world:
the launch of a new chinese warship leads china daily. it's a new type of destroyer, built in shanghai, and is designed to rival the biggest and best american ships. many british papers are leading on the announcement of prosecutions over the 1989 hillsborough football stadium disaster in which 96 liverpool fans died. the daily telegraph reports that charges have been brought against six people, including the police match commander who's been charged with manslaughter. finally the financial times reports on what it describes as a rematch between president trump and french president emmanuel macron. mr trump has accepted an invitation to visit france for bastille day injuly. the paper notes that the relationship between the two men got off to an awkward start when they first met last month, and had a "knuckle—crushing" handshake. you are up to the date with the
papers. now rico a story from the washington post that could be called fake news. yes, it's about a framed copy of time magazine cover which hangs in several of donald trump's resorts and golf clubs. here's the cover — the only problem is, that it's not real. it's from 2009, well before mr trump was involved in politics, and it's not clear who created it. time have confirmed the cover is fake — and they've asked the trump 0rganisation to take it down. michelle payne shot to fame when she became the first woman to win the melbourne cup, australia's biggest race, in 2015. but now she's been temporarily suspended after failing a drugs test. traces of a banned appetite suppressant were found in a urine sample earlier this month.
brent zerafa is an australian sports journalist at racing dot com and joins us live from melbourne. she is not denying it this and is saying she is a brother and barras, insinuating it was a hit of a mixup? it is an interesting situation because of the hearing will be conducted in the offices at racing victoria at about 40 but at times and the details will be explained. what we understand at this stage, via the jockey association chief executive is that michelle was prescribed this drug by her gp when she had a fall last year. it was an
injury which almost cost her riding career, she had split pancreas and was in hospitalfor some time. we are not sure when and how long she had been taking the drug. it is an appetite suppressant. the details are still clouded but it is making news here in australia. itjust goes to show the pressures that jockeys are under to keep their weight down. it isa are under to keep their weight down. it is a different sport the most, jockeys need to keep their body weight at around 52 kg, 59 kg and the right not many people that can continually do that. look, wet suppressa nts are banned continually do that. look, wet suppressants are banned under the rules of racing ‘s. there have been
jockeys caught before and the penalties have ranged from six weeks to two months. it is not a performance enhancing drug so it will probably be in the minor scheme of things but still a serious situation given the popularity that michelle payne has had since winning the melbourne cup. incredible popularity. thank you very much. not a problem. in thailand, a dish popular amongst locals in the north east of the country is causing an aggressive form of liver cancer. the traditional recipe made with raw fish is the cause of a large number of deaths in the region and now doctors are redoubling their efforts to warn people of the risk. rebecca lee reports. delicious, affordable and easy to make. this is koi plaa, a traditional dish from the rural isaan region of thailand. raw fish is chopped up and mixed
with spices to create the meal, popular amongst locals. but eating it comes with a risk. often the fish is infected with parasites that can cause a lethal liver cancer and the north—east of thailand now has the most reported cases of the cancer in the world with up to 20,000 people dying each year. translation: in the past we did not know because we ate the fish and we felt 0k. we did not know about the disease and the worm. but the doctors say that the pond the villages lives by contain worms that stay in the fish. a lot of them. 0nce consumed, the parasite can embed itself undetected in the liver for years, causing inflammation that can trigger the aggressive cancer. in order to catch the disease early, a team of local doctors and scientists are organising mass screenings for villagers living in remote parts of the region. in the north—east we have a population of about 22 million people, more or less.
and the risk is about 6 million. during this test, free ultrasounds were given to 500 villagers. results showed one third of them had abnormal liver symptoms. this man was given a clean bill of health. translation: i don't think i will eat koi plaa again because i want to stop eating it anyway, whether the results were good or not. i will cook it instead. that is better. health officials recommend that the dish be cooked, not raw. this is a dish that has been passed down for generations and many continue to run the risk the traditional way. we have breaking news coming in from
australia where police say a senior vatican official, cardinal george pell has been charged with sexually abusing children. he has been accused of multiple sexual offences. he is the most senior catholic cardinal from australia. that news just coming in. in the restaurant business, a michelin star is the international hallmark for quality of food and a chef's personality. the chef becomes a superstar and the food they prepare becomes more expensive. it is bravery or stupidity... probably stupidity. if i look back, i probably would not have started this restaurant. the award has affected us good and bad. the local style cuisine
is celebrated but it also brings a lot of expectation upon us, being a michelin restaurant. when we talk about peranakan, a fusion of malaysian and chinese food, culture, techniques and flavours, it is very colourful and quite unique to singapore. garlic, galangal, chilli, shrimp paste, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and a lot of aromatic stuff that we blend into the spice paste. so, really, the key of the cuisine is how you balance the different spices and flavours to create the base. everything just revolves around that. i would say that success is when we start to see young people come in to a traditional
style of cuisine. that is important because it is the young people who will carry on this culture, the stories as well as the flavours. when you are in london, omission and star treatment for you. —— mechelen start. i will hold you to that, ricoh, you just said it on air. if the truth be known, thursday will be a hard sell for the latter part ofjune, given that low pressure is still very much the dominant feature. a cold start to the day, that is positive, 12, 13, 14 degrees across the south. but as i say, even on this big picture here you get a sense that there is an awful lot of wet and windy weather to be had, not just to be found across the northern half
of the british isles either. is this something towards the south—west, a dank start here. not cold, 13, 14 degrees but the cloud sits low in the south—west. hill fog around, further east and it is a good deal drier, still a lot of cloud with a hint of brightness if you are lucky. in the northern part of wales in the north of england, light patchy rain here with hill fog around. the rain beginning there to amp up and as we come into the heart of scotland, a lot of rain here, especially in the south—east and into the north—east of england. weather warnings about this. a lot of rain here keeps on coming. it is fed in by this north north—westerly wind and that will be it for the day. that is the bad news about it. all the while the rain is trying to move a bit further north through the course of the day. so for any heat at all, well, we have to rely on a little sunshine coming through in the south—east. 18, 19 here but underneath the cloud wind and rain further north, up to 14 degrees. itjust keeps on coming
through the daylight hours. here we are into the evening and the pattern is very much the same. i changed the day and the pattern remains the same. the one crumb of comfort at this stage is that by then we may see 80 millimetres of rain across the high ground in the north—east and the rain will be lazy, lighter and patchier. done at the south—east, 23, mayjust pop off a couple of heavy showers and the start of the week and looks to be a bit damp across the south—eastern quarter until that front moves off into the near continent and then we look back towards the atlantic to see the supply of weather for the weekend. once the front is gone, there is a lull in proceedings and a decent day for many on saturday.
pushing the weather front into the north—western corner of the british isles. during the course of saturday afternoon, that will then transfer a weakening band of weather down towards the south—west and we do it all again. not a bad day following on behind but regained, a scattering of showers across the northern and western parts of scotland. so compared to what comes in the next 24 hours or so, the weekend is dry, bright and warm for many of us. i'm kasia madera with bbc world news. our top story. president xi is arriving in hong kong shortly for the 20th anniversary of its reunification with china. it's his first visit to the city as chinese leader and protests are expected. 26 democracy activists were arrested on wednesday. more than sixty countries have now been hit by the latest wave of cyber attacks which are said to be more sophisticated than the previous global attack. the ra nsomwa re programme overwrites computer files.