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the south china morning post writes that tributes and tears are flowing for nobel peace laureate and prominent chinese dissident liu xiaobo. our own correspondents say there's been a virtual media blackout in china regarding mr liu's death. he's pictured on the financial times, too. the paper also looks at the uk going on the offensive against new york to try and win the world's largest initial public offering. it's trying to woo saudi arabia's oil giant aramco. london's proposing a loosening of governance restrictions. a parisian dinnerup the eiffel tower for the us and french presidents, and their wives. they're shown here on le figaro. in france for bastille day celebrations, donald trump has hinted that the united states‘ position on climate change could be reviewed. show me the money — but no notes and coins! the daily telegraph reports that visa wants to put cash out of business by paying shops to not accept tangible money. one consumer group says it amounts to bribery. and ‘sorry‘ seems to be the hardest
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word, but itjust got easier to say — or sing — without accepting liability. the south china morning post reports on a law passed in hong kong to help people settle disputes with an apology without facing legal consequences. so let's begin. with is us richard griffiths, communications advisor —— with us is richard griffiths, communications advisor at pr consultancy rgc. good morning. let's start with liu xiaobo. obviously not much coverage in some of the chinese state papers but in the south china morning post, hong kong post— paper, they take this up and the criticism that has been from other countries and china responding pretty angrily to other countries weighing in about the way it treats him in his final days. the official response in china has been no rest once and interesting we've got this on the front page of the
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south china morning post which as you say is a hong kong—based newspaper. the chinese censors don't think be able to stop every kind of comments so on the media platform there, we have heard some platforms for some, the got through because the chinese are coming with creative ways to express their sorrow for liu xiaobo's death. what interest me about this is the fact that we increasingly talk about china in business in economic terms and we recognise the huge economic potential of china but we forget, what interests me about the timing of his death is we forget that it's less than 30 years ago that the tanks rolled into tiananmen square. i was 17 at the time. now we kind of have forgotten in some respects. we forget it was actually relatively re ce nt forget it was actually relatively recent and i think it is a reminder of that absolutely appalling time and it shows that freedom of expression is still heavily policed
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and you cannot say absolutely everything. we have been showing a report this morning in which it was spoken about the censorship of the one party status is accepted as a pa rt one party status is accepted as a part of life one party status is accepted as a pa rt of life by one party status is accepted as a part of life by so many in china and it is becoming more and more dangerous to challenge in recent yea rs, dangerous to challenge in recent years, because as you said the rest of the world is engaging more and more with china on economic terms but on a human level, the impressionist things are getting more difficult. we have the x, it has to be positive that we engage with china and in business terms, notjust business but also with china and in business terms, not just business but also tourism, people are going to china from the we st people are going to china from the west as tourist, we have to engage with china but we have to also keep in mind china is a different regime to the rest of the world and it takes something like this to remind ourselves, something we should be really aware of. in the business in a way plays into the chinese government's narrative which has a lwa ys government's narrative which has always been used to people celebrate the way we operate and in return for a vital increase standard of living
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which has happened in the last 30 yea rs, which has happened in the last 30 years , eve n which has happened in the last 30 years, even though the thought of authoritarian regime hasn't changed at all. a vast increase standard of living for chinese but also for others, for partners around the world and for the rest of the population around the world in developed markets, an extremely important market and an important for our wealth as well. let's move on and talk about this story in the financial times, let's talk about oil, saudi arabia wanting to float a pa rt oil, saudi arabia wanting to float a part of aramco. difficult to get some figures around aramco but suggested $2 trillion is worth. only 596, suggested $2 trillion is worth. only 5%, only 5% they want to float which is where the issue lies because they could float in new york or london and it's looking like london will bend their rules to try to encourage the business. we still has brought, ipo has been mooted for some time and whatever the exact numbers, we know it will be a very big deal,
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evenif know it will be a very big deal, even if it is only 5% of aramco but what's interesting here is the reason reputational dimension to this story is that his how far will we go in london, particularly in a post— brexit world, to entice the likes of aramco to london for listing. the issue, the biggest issue is how far should we relax rules when you have a sovereign shareholder as the single biggest shareholder, how much transparency will be gift to the sovereign should —— shareholder if and when this company is actually listed. so let's see what happens. expect in the listing to take place by the end of 2018. if it happens it will be a big deal and of course great for advisers, great for advisers in the uk market. the current rules would say the company should list, at least 25% of its value but they're suggesting they could create a separate listings category to allow aramco the listjust the 5% it wants to but the interesting line in here
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is that since march the financial conduct authority has been asked by the government to keep competitiveness of the financial market in mind when forming policy, the thing they were told not to consider in the past but now post— brexit they are being told to consider competitiveness when coming up consider competitiveness when coming up with the rules which is quite a seachange. i think the fact that the ft makes an interesting point in its editorial to remind ourselves that london has been a destination for global capital, of imperfect prove na nce global capital, of imperfect provenance for centuries and we've managed to maintain our reputation but of course in a post— brexit world we saw theresa may going to saudi arabia earlier this year, and a slightly different environments i'iow a slightly different environments now and i think we have to be careful exactly who we allow the list and how we allow them. let's see what happens. moving to paris. are you puzzled by these comments about, we are talking about climate change, you puzzled by president trump's comments about pulling out of the paris accord pretty definitively and is now thought of... i'm always puzzled by donald
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trump's... of... i'm always puzzled by donald trump's. .. this is of... i'm always puzzled by donald trump's... this is one thing one week and of any changes his mind to the next. this visit, fascinating, a chance for trump to burnish his credentials, his reputation, ithink it was probably hoping for some positive pr backroom but the us media has been a little bit scurrilous, the washington post for instant the last 24 hours saying that apparently simply realised there was going to be a military parade at which he may be able to officiate he got on the plane and told macron he really wanted to come. the post is also saying, fighting a poll yesterday that research from the pew research organisation shows that only 14% of the french actually approve of donald trump so it's arguable what impact this is going to have on his popularity at home. mr macron do you think, the charm offensive, i mean, is he acting in his own interest, taking him to the top of this a full tower for dinner
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taking him to the top of this a full towerfor dinner in order taking him to the top of this a full tower for dinner in order to persuade him to reconsider things like the paris agreement?” persuade him to reconsider things like the paris agreement? i think it probably is but who knows. who knows. i don't know if it will have an impact because macron's has his owi'i an impact because macron's has his own agenda, he is trying to act as a bridge between europe and the united states. i was thinking last night that trump hadn't made any and it'd bea that trump hadn't made any and it'd be a successful desert but then he commented to mrs macron, the 60 something —year—old wife of mr macron but she was in great physical shape and was caught on camera so... i don't know if the trip has been as successful as donald trump would have liked. are you a cashless man oi’ have liked. are you a cashless man or do you prefer coins? if you opened by wallet this warning he would find a fiver. i already have! this morning, in a sense, we are already in a cashless society because people use their debit cards in this particular story, visa
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bribing shots —— shops, it would be popular with small business, even if theseis popular with small business, even if these is giving the money to essentially take cards more and more. the older demographic, the older people still enjoy having notes in their pocket and paying with money. and also for small businesses, they need the cash flow. they need the cash flow and they don't like the fees you get charged with cards. i think were almost there, actually. richard, iwill say sorry, we don't have time to discuss the last story but i'm accepting no liability. sorry not sorry, that's what it is. thank you very much indeed, great to see you, that's all from us. have a great day and a good weekend too. goodbye. hello there. with the weekend fast approaching, please don't make this the last forecast that you see.
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we'll be fine—tuning the details because we will have some weather fronts around. but one things for sure, it won't be as hot as it's been in spain. during the day on thursday we had record—breaking heat. friday looks just as hot and although then temperatures may ease a little, the heat will be sustained. for ourselves, the day ahead looks mainly dry. it'll feel quite warm and there'll be some sunshine as well but we have had a weather front making its way southwards and eastwards through the night, tending to fizzle out, but initially there's some quite heavy rain on it. it does mean that although it will be another comfortable night, it won't be quite as chilly to start this morning as it was yesterday morning. and there could still be the odd light passing shower around. you can see those across the north isles for example, one or two following across the north—west, feeling a little bit fresher here. quite cool in the glens of scotland to start the day but some good spells of sunshine to start the day, as there will be in northern ireland, and i think with lighter winds, the temperatures will respond to the sunshine as we go through the day. still quite a breeze in northern areas, still the odd passing shower in the south with quite a bit
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of cloud first thing. it may well be that compared with yesterday we see the best of the sunshine actually through the afternoon as that weather system clears out of the way. we get that brisk north—westerly coming down behind it, feels a bit fresher. we start to see some good spells of sunshine coming through across most mainland uk until later when we've got the next weather front knocking on the door of northern ireland and western scotland, but i think feeling a little bit warmerfor some in the north particularly compared with yesterday and it looks set fairfor wimbledon. yes, a lot of cloud initially first thing but it's men's semi—final day and we should get a mostly dry day. very unlucky if you catch a passing shower here. however, through the evening and overnight you can see further north the first pulse of rain comes in. that steady south—westerly keeps throwing these further wriggles on our weather front if you like, further enhancements of the rain across the north and west into saturday. with the influence of high pressure in the south, there won't be that much rain but certainly there will be more cloud and an increasingly humid feel on saturday, so many areas have quite a bit of rain initially and it keeps
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going across western up slopes of scotland and northern ireland, but elsewhere we'll see some brighter spells developing into the afternoon. it'll feel quite warm in the brightness. then through saturday evening and overnight, that weather front starts to meander its way southwards and as it does so it tends to fizzle out but it does mean a lot more cloud. to the south we could have some really warm sunshine breaking through and a brighter day to the north as well and with just the odd passing blustery shower, but again quite a bit of cloud. bye— bye. hello, this is breakfast with charlie stayt and naga munchetty. new measures to tackle a rise in drug—related deaths. the government says it will target so—called legal highs and provide more help for addicts in its first strategy re—think for seven years. good morning, it's friday the 14th ofjuly. also this morning:
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five people are attacked with corrosive substances in london in the space of 90 minutes, police say one person has received life—changing injuries. actor mark rylance tells us how he thinks the spirit of dunkirk depicted in his latest film has been reflected in recent events. these recent
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