Skip to main content

tv   DW News - News  Deutsche Welle  November 30, 2018 2:00pm-4:15pm CET

2:00 pm
this is deja vu news live from berlin world leaders convening in argentina for the g. twenty summit u.s. president donald trump will be holding talks with the leaders of china and germany over trade tariffs which have shaken the global economy because live to the opening of what could be a challenging song but where the world's most powerful nation is also coming up. tensions between ukraine and russia also sure to be discussed on the sidelines of the g. twenty ukraine has now banned military aged russian men from entering the country
2:01 pm
its army is also stepping up combat readiness that after russia sees three korean naval vessels last week. and it's an unprecedented humanitarian crisis those are the words of two you'll want to snare as an influx of migrants trying to reach the u.s. stretches the city's resources to the limits. brian thomas thanks so much for being with us the g. twenty summit is getting under way today in buenos aires global concerns are set to dominate the agenda at this year's gathering it comes amid signs of a weakening global economy growing uncertainty over breakfast and a recent flare up of tensions between russia and ukraine president trump has already met the summit host argentinean president ma riccio mockery he spoke of his longtime friendship with mark rey and said he hoped the two. would be discussed
2:02 pm
discussing numerous issues including of course trade. while two of the european union's leading officials have held a news conference in buenos aires before the summit star european commission chief john r. junker and european council president don all tusk expressing concerns about russia saying the u. is united in support of ukraine younker also made a strong appeal for multilateralism we have learned one let's do with the last use and this is the principle of the new well count we knew one region can go it alone we and we will do it you can do is twenty meetings. of the opinion that there is no alternative promoted up with the cooperation. put into place just multilateral because these i'm i think in mind no one can do it but it's all means was in fact the basic reason which for that to
2:03 pm
put into place of the g. twenty i would like to appeal to the leave the earth to use this. including they by law to row and informal exchanges so seriously discuss the real issue of raid was the tragic situation in syria and yemen and still russian aggression in ukraine. i see no reason why did g. twenty leaders shouldn't have a meaningful discussion about solving these problems. especially because of the instrumental in the end. the only condition is the good will. well with me in the studio as our chief political correspondent melinda crane and in buenos aires at the summit for us is our brussels bureau chief max hoffman and our business correspondent arguelles good day to all of you max if we could start with you. what would you make of the comments we just heard there from. sounds like
2:04 pm
the e.u. wants to project an image of stability in very turbulent times. they are indeed now the champions of walter lateral is and that's what they've been trying to fill this role in the last months ever since drugs came on the scene brian and of course this is the topic where they have the most power also as you know trade is in the responsibility of the european union so it doesn't come as a big surprise but what counts in the end brian is what is in the declaration and here the first question is will there be a declaration now we've heard from e.u. officials on the sidelines here they will not exclude that there won't be a declaration sherpas have been negotiating until four o'clock in the morning but surprisingly still a lot of tough issues especially on trade and climate now trade though there seems to be a small success for the european union at least we've heard that in what they have
2:05 pm
so far in the draft they have multi-lateralism mentioned in there and you know the thais are living in if you hear that this is already judged as a success ok the times we're living in are also times of brecht's of course max and the british prime minister you can use every friend she can get right now barbara may. be lining up with the e.u. on climate change an issue you mention there she's bound to be drawing the ire of a very important ally president trump what's at stake for britain during this summit. yeah it's a recent may is here for her it's a very special tour because of course she's coming here as part of the european union still but not much longer meaning that she's also looking for new trade partners maybe argentina who is desperate itself to have better trade ties with other countries and then but then you have the political issue of the falkland islands which are you know four hundred kilometers off the coast here but they belong to great britain has been huge tensions over that area in the past it's the
2:06 pm
first time actually that you have a british prime minister here ever since this conflict erupted so a lot of stake which are recent maybe but maybe we can switch over to you here who knows a lot of things about the economic challenges that are at stake for two recently and everybody else here that's right of course a pivotal moment for the argentine economy if you take a look at the issues that the country has been facing regarding its economic breakthrough let's not forget that argentina is coming out of a long period of leftist government that essentially cut ties on trade but also in general in the economic international community and the president has been trying to reestablish those ties that includes of course pursuing free trade deals but that is a very difficult mission if you consider how long it takes to negotiate a trade deal they have so far not been successful in negotiating a trade deal even with neighboring countries here in south america let alone the
2:07 pm
european union which would be a desirable situation for the economy and economic indicators on top of that as a consequence of what the president and the government calls a perfect storm meaning the turmoil in the general economic situation right now and climate change for example which also affects some of the most important agricultural products of argentina well all that has definitely not contributed to that breakthrough moment so max was mentioning. aeration and that is definitely a word we can use to describe how argentina is so facing and entering to see twenty something. linda this is this is very much a stand off if you will between the multilateralism the european union and others china as well as looking for and the u.s. view on as donald trump puts it free and fair trade how is this going to shake down shake out at the end very hard to say if you remember what happened at the g
2:08 pm
seven meeting that took place in canada even after they thought they had a final communique that paid at least some lip service to issues like multilateralism donald trump got on air force one and promptly said the u.s. wouldn't be signing after all so even if that final communique that was mentioned by our correspondents in buenos aires does get signed off on or at least if they if they say they've agreed you never know what might happen but absolutely the european union continues to say that trade must occur within that multilateral framework and not a letter after world war two and that is represented by the world trade organization but as you know the trumpet ministration has been working to undermine the w t o directly and indirectly and the issues of protectionism and potentially escalating trade wars are very much still on the table including potentially
2:09 pm
between germany and the u.s. going to get to that in just a bit i want to jump in and talk about of the meeting that was missed by all america and donald trump today because of the planes problems and the chancellor's later arrival still expected. how much would that affect the push that the e.u. wants to put forward right now to convince the american presidents not just on the back roads money will mccrone the presence of france as well those two also missed a meeting how important is the european push with donald trump and can he be convinced can he change his mind well i think. certainly for both germany and europe it's very important indeed as you know there's been conceived a continuing concern here in germany that the trump administration might be getting ready to put trade penalties on german cars on the import of cars from germany that is germany's perhaps a major manufacturing industry and therefore source of enormous concern and indeed
2:10 pm
the chance there was to have met donald trump in a bilateral meeting this afternoon however due the problems with the official german government plane she will be arriving nearly six hours late did miss that meeting also missed a meeting with the with the host mr machree and a meeting with the chinese leadership so in fact several very important talks there exactly in this context of trade but certainly the e.u. will be looking to keep that pressure all he's a person on the american president let's go back to the summit and max often max what are you hearing do we do we have any idea of the new agenda that america is going to be working with now that these important meetings were missed what will the chancellor be doing what can we expect or do when she arrives. she had two really important bilateral meetings we know that one of them is still on with the russian president and that will be on saturday morning so that no problem there for i get them back all the german chancellor the other bilateral meeting that was scheduled for today was with the u.s.
2:11 pm
president on the trumpet that would have been interesting especially because he has a secular macko to jump into the conflict between russia and ukraine we've only been hearing from the diplomats here that they will try to reschedule once she is here this is supposed to happen at about eight hundred local time so six pm so another what are we now ten o'clock so another eight hours seven eight hours chances over the atlantic at the moment so you know it will be difficult to catch up with everything she had a very tight program she didn't really have any spaces in there how they're going to work that i don't know maybe it's just going to be something on the sidelines something that usually happens at the summits anyway and she's arriving with a much smaller delegation there was a originally planned because because of this problem a problem we want to let our viewers know as we talk we're seeing a live images of the arrival of a number of guests there in buenos aires a max if i could pick up on on what we were just talking about there the german chancellor and and her push we're talking about possible new tariffs is that
2:12 pm
a real fear right now the possibility that america at this meeting will announce new terror specifically against china we're looking at a very important meeting between the leaders of china and the u.s. . that's been a topic for a long time now card tariffs but we have to remember this is although germany is most affected by european topic meaning that the people who decide it's what to do afterwards are the officials of the european union and i mean we have our business editor right here next and you have a he knows much more than me about that but i wouldn't describe this as being a major fears that this will happen here because the european officials have expressed optimism that. you know for here they would be able to keep the status quo with donald trump but in brussels we've been hearing sounds at least from one
2:13 pm
commissioner the german commissioner you know that he expects it to happen by the end of the year but not here i don't know what's your take on that how do you know this is that this is this conference is supposed to be about a common ground it would be very surprising although we are used to surprise us from donald trump to see an announcement on tariffs either on germany or the e.u. or even china let's not forget that that's another very important issue that we will see during this conference at this moment the united states has been holding off on those threats and we also know as max was mentioning that you know she ations would have to be with the european union and that has been germany strategy throughout the entire conflict essentially saying we do not negotiate directly when it comes to that we negotiate as a bloc we are in for a multilateral solution to these problems so considering that considering that it is a very complex topic and that it's a lot that is at stake we probably will see the united states either rather holding
2:14 pm
off and not not necessarily announcing new chapters as if that's the case many thanks to you and max there at the summit in buenos aires for us will be getting back to that summit location of course for more let's take a look at some of the other stories making news at this hour congo's health ministry says the current ebola outbreak in the east of the country is now the second biggest in history with more than four hundred confirmed and probable cases efforts to curb the epidemic are being hampered by a surge of violence and here. the number of measles cases has spiked globally by more than thirty percent and that's according to a new report from the world health organization the report pins the blame on gaps in vaccination coverage else officials are especially worried about an increase in maxine skeptical parents who do not immunize their children. accordant honduras has convicted seven men in the murder of a prominent environmental activist because had this she led
2:15 pm
a grassroots campaign against a hydroelectric dam on her tribes ancestral lands to shot dead in her home in two thousand and sixteen. police in hong kong say five people have been killed more than thirty injured in a bus crash on the main road to the airport a bus was ferrying staff from the cathay pacific airline to work when it plowed into a broken down times. ok where back with the g. twenty summit now helen is here with a deeper look at the range of economic issues at that venue and it's fair to say brian that there is a long list of them especially when you consider that this is by no means an easy moment for multilateralism while wild leaders gathering in argentina are essentially bracing themselves for fraught negotiations they'll be discussing a host of issues but trade will top the agenda one of the most closely watched meetings will be between us president donald trump and his chinese counterpart xi
2:16 pm
jinping the two countries still locked in a trade dispute that is showing little sign of a resolution not to mention the fact that it is staring markets around the world the united states has so far on post tariffs on two hundred fifty billion dollars worth of chinese imports and it's threatened even more china in turn has stepped tariffs a one hundred ten billion dollars worth of american made products in the spot has had an impact on trade around the world and small businesses in china a feeling the pinch me when i'm you know when tone cheeping talks with potential customers he avoids discussing china's trade issues with the u.s. most of his clients he says just want to buy a luxury vehicle for the best possible price until now about a third of his sales came from american brands but since the introduction of tariffs no one wants to buy them anymore. don't live in tunnels i don't think it
2:17 pm
was very wise of trump to start a trade war bob assure you there we all lose then china is a huge market and now he's losing that huge market for. cars like this dog dram now cost around six thousand euros more due to a ten percent tariff on vehicles imported from the us. like others tongue shipping has been caught up in the trade war set in motion by u.s. president donald trump. and countered by chinese premier g. ping. more than just the movement of goods is at stake it's about influence power and world leadership in the future. john you know june founded a p.r. agency in beijing her husband jeremiah is an american the two have been married for eleven years. little has changed for them since the trade war began the only thing
2:18 pm
they've noticed is that apples in the supermarket that used to come from the u.s. now come from canada even though it doesn't have it but both are worried about the heated conflict between the two countries corps because people talk about another cold war or is that the case yes. it does concern him to a certain extent because you know as the tough leader of the united states seeing something so strong i think that must mean something it seems to be kind of a strategic competitor or you know possibly even something more in the world today and i think a lot of americans have a hard time kind of putting that in any kind of you know framework the trade war is affecting china its economy is slowing and beijing hopes its punitive tariffs will have the same effect on export industries in the u.s. the rivalry between the two nations will now set the tone at the g twenty summit.
2:19 pm
so for more on this we can bring in correspondent and they hang in singapore now. that's not andrea she should be coming shortly and i believe she's with us now and. good to see you all eyes will surely be of course on charm and cheating paying as you think better dare i ask argentina might be the place where they are now their trade dispute. well looking back at what happened at the recent us here in singapore it didn't have a very optimistic outlook as to whether china and the us were going to settle of the street this beaut but now in the days just ahead of this when us iris summit both sides seem to be willing to start talking so who knows this might signal the
2:20 pm
start of the me see the beginnings of a truce of course china and the united states will be very much in the spotlight they're not the only ones coming to the g. twenty table we should remember what are all of the asian countries attending hoping to get out of this meeting. definitely that is in other directions at this summit as well for one to rescind me is going to raise the issue of the killing with the saudi arabian ruler that's going to be quite a hot potato that we're going to be looking forward to with the discussions on that of course we now know that trump and the trump of putin meeting is not going to happen with the ukrainian conflict that seeking at this time and of course the big b. briggs it is going to be a hot topic at this g. twenty summit and it was not going to be
2:21 pm
a quiet one for sure helena right and do you think that any of these issues will get much air time or do you think that trade will cost it shadow over this summit and dominate. i think i think as as everyone has been saying all of this why with all the coverage that we've been giving on our writing and d.-w. it does seem that treated especially between that. that between china and the us is going to be the umbrella that's going to sort of put shade on this summit because they have a lot of issues so i am not even if we do see of the beginnings of the negotiations is going to be a very slow and painful process the thing is the hope is at the same time the hope is slim according to analysts that we've spoken to while trump has indicated it. and openness and willingness to start talking to china china at the same time is
2:22 pm
also appearing to want to talk about maybe really go shooting the policies knowing how trump has pushed the ip and cyber security agenda to the fullest it looks like china china and it's only gets me once it starts opening attempting a discussion to renegotiate those policies and reassure the u.s. on its ip policies as well practices as well as cybersecurity for all ok our correspondent and they hang in singapore thank you and of course against the backdrop in international trade disputes g twenty host argentina finds itself in a deep economic crisis the budget deficit last year was almost four percent of economic output inflation rose to around twenty percent in july and more and more argentinians are living below the poverty line and small businesses they're barely getting by. these machines haven't produced anything for years but it's not because
2:23 pm
they're broken there's just no one left to set them in motion the industry is climb a woodturning company was founded over thirty years ago by a german couple in a suburb of paris argentina in good times they had twelve employees but now there's only one. three years ago the company had a downturn but even before that we felt the crisis for example a lot of our kind of work is done in china these days so the services come from outside the country they can produce cheaper and better conditions than we do here it's hard to compete we have tax burdens of all currents and the currency the argentine peso gets devalued all the time. although the bets of paid into the pension fund for decades their pension is still very low only a thousand pesos each the family can barely make ends meet. a
2:24 pm
dozen former employees and their families are suffering from the shutdown of the company. and water garcia he lost his job after twenty eight years at the age of fifty five he's not likely to be employed anywhere so like many argentinians he now makes ends meet as an over driver. it wasn't just the last government. one on our money this one has been bad for industry to. industry is where most people had jobs in the past and. argentina is experiencing a deep economic crisis and is dependent on outside help like loans from the international monetary fund and the world bank for months thousands of citizens have been protesting against the loans including in the run up to the g twenty summit which is taking place in a south american country for the first time the murray government hopes that the
2:25 pm
summit will bring new attention to the country. but on the other it's an excellent opportunity to hold productive bilateral meetings with the various countries and sign agreements on what is happening. and it's also a great opportunity for argentina to show that we are honest facilitators to approach positions in a complex global situation. but the g twenty will certainly not be able to solve the crisis for many small companies in argentina like industry yes clumber. and the g twenty summit isn't just about economics brian has now it's certainly not hello we have to remember that along with trade there are other pressing issues at the summit including how to reduce the rising tensions between russia and ukraine today ukraine has announced a bad on all fighting age russian men from entering the country and ukraine president bush and co has again shown evidence of what he calls russian military
2:26 pm
tanks massing along his nation's border those tanks just eighteen kilometers from ukraine are said to be close to where russia sources on the mission and weapons systems because. our correspondent david stern in kiev is following these developments for us david how worried is ukraine about combat aged russian men entering its territory. well apparently very worried about it as you say the president has announced that the men between the ages of sixteen and sixty will be prevented from coming into the country this is part of a general crackdown or restriction he said on all foreigners coming in but they will be targeting in particular russians and the reason he said was to prevent them from forming. from forming that military groups and this is all part of the general martial law that we saw introduced to pass by parliament earlier in the week and
2:27 pm
we've been waiting to see exactly what the elements of this martial law is now it's coming out bits and pieces and obviously this is going to affect life very people living in the ten territories which are find themselves under martial law on the border to areas near russia and the black and as of seas of david port franco claims that russian tanks are massing along the country's border has there been any independent confirmation of that. well the president has made these comments repeatedly over the last week and it should be said that the ukrainians have said this on a number of occasions before they've said that the russians are massing they fear they have feared incursions but this is the first on the president has said that he's expecting a full scale there could be a full scale invasion hence the the added measures on the on the borders but it also remains to be seen what exactly the russians intentions are and that they say
2:28 pm
it shouldn't come as any surprise if this is happening but this difference between that obviously and a full scale invasion is quite big and we are. as a result ukrainians especially here in the capital are extremely worried about it briefly if you could are you create is expecting a resumption of post all these and the pro russian east of the country. well i guess you could say they hope for the best and expect the worst it's been that way since the beginning obviously we haven't seen a full scale invasion we may not see it but they're also they are afraid that perhaps the indication of what happened in the house of c. is a sign that the that the conflict is escalating and perhaps even writing into other areas david stern for us and thanks very much. ok we're going to talk about this and much more with our complete crew at the summit we have for us brussels bureau chief max often and our business correspondent javier whale is here in the studio
2:29 pm
our chief political correspondent melinda train and our business anger elena humphries melinda let's start with you were just talking about ukraine there in that uplink with kiev do you think we're going to see some deescalation at the summit and who would be pushing for the deescalation certainly that is hoped this this issue is very high on the agenda of things that the leaders said they wanted to talk about and actually president poroshenko had said that he was looking for donald trump and uncle americal to try to mediate between ukraine and russia now that's a somewhat unlikely pair it is would like to see them work together donald trump made it clear that he has no intention of meeting with vladimir putin as you know he began sold the bilateral that had been scheduled with putin that's being interpreted by some in europe as essentially donald trump saying look i wash my hands of this i don't plan to get very involved ukraine is europe's territory now uncle americal has played
2:30 pm
a very important role all along in trying to deescalate the conflict in east ukraine and also in keeping sanctions and pressure on russia to to remedy its incursions and also to remedy its breach of international rules and what we need to remember is that the g. twenty there are enough stands for support for a rules based order and what we have seen. in russia the actions that we have seen russia take in the in the cash strait absolutely undermine a fundamental principle namely the path free passage for international said a cemetery to hold there and all of us here would agree on it was low and we will see uncle americal looking to try to do some form of mediation here whatever is possible he does out of getting what we have to remember that and what do you think is there a possibility now we could see new sanctions on russia as a result of the latest difficulties between the two countries it is a very interesting question there's been some talk of that however there's been
2:31 pm
nothing concrete at the moment we do know that canada attending of course the g twenty summits been very critical of the situation even the united states has been critical to a certain extent said would need consensus from the european union i don't think we've got that far yet european union also realizes that we're in a very difficult situation in terms of you know fracturing of multilateralism economic growth i don't think it would want to rattle investors in the markets perhaps to that extent at the moment so i don't think that will come out of this meeting ok we like to remind our viewers we're getting these live images it was the third president area one who just arrived on the red carpet there in buenos aires a lot of discussions that he'll be involved in the turkish economy of course suffering right now the lira has been plunging we're getting to that topic i'd like to go back to to buenos aires right now and our bureau chief brussels bureau chief max off and max i'm a little was saying you know donald trump pretty much pushing off the ukraine
2:32 pm
russia conflict saying ukraine is european territory what can we expect where you are what are people saying in terms of discussions on the sidelines about reducing the tensions. i think there are two things here involved the first one is just not want to deal with that the u.s. president or does he really trust i'm going to machall to be the one to solve this issue we have to remember that back then the sanctions were in step lockstep between the u.s. and the european union so those sanctions that are still in effect the word in brussels is also here and what is iris because a lot of people of brussels are here at the moment that those sanctions really haven't fulfilled their purpose some say they just have not worked it doesn't look like the u.s. is willing to renew or to to put up new sanctions on top of the ones we already have so only the european union installing new sanctions is probably going to be even less effective so don't expect that to happen here it's probably not the right
2:33 pm
forum for that anyway because the g. twenty this would be something that the european union would decide maybe together with the u.s. doesn't look like this is going to happen now the second thing is will have any kind of influence over him you're putin maybe to do something about the current crisis she does talk to vladimir putin on a regular basis as we understand not every day but still there is a conversation that is ongoing it is believed that he respects or to a certain degree has that changed his behavior or not that we can tell not that experts can tell so i wouldn't i wouldn't get our hopes up too high that the solution to what is happening in russia and ukraine at the moment lies in one desirous at the moment ok well max what is on the russian agenda at this summit we just saw the turkish president on the red carpet that russia certainly don't want to be talking to to him about syria they've been cooperating there what is what
2:34 pm
does russia want to achieve in. that's a tough cookie because as you know about a new food it is a man that is very hard to read he acts in a purely national interest we also know that his national interest seems to be to keep this conflict between him between russia and ukraine going to have this frozen conflict in the crimea area also in eastern ukraine area this is probably not going to change but let's get back to the agenda actually here at the g. twenty we are always talking about the solutions for the big crisis we have in the world at the moment we have migration we have ukraine going on at the moment we have climate change we have a challenge of the multilateral world order as we know it and so in this context you have people like donald trump that are here you have people like everyone out here that putin that are here that challenge the very nature of this world order so
2:35 pm
a success here is not the resolution of all those conflicts a success would be to have some kind of communique some kind of declaration at the end that everybody here agrees on and just to tell you that this is not a given shows you what kind of state the world order and the g. twenty itself at the moment ok i think there's a good perspective pick up on that are we seeing a challenge to the world order and at the end the current world order at the end of this summit could we see some new proposals from donald trump for free and fade fair trade that's the program that he wants to move onto supported potentially by other world leaders at the summit or would he be alone with that push for a new construct for multilateral trade to replace it two very big questions first of all absolutely the multilateral order is under threat really one can't put it otherwise and if you think about the issues on the table here at the summit or
2:36 pm
at the level of turbulence that we're seeing we have the russians in power. cranium ships violating that principle of free passage through an international strait then we have amongst the guests we haven't even mentioned this we have the crown prince of saudi arabia against children there are one for all us a bull allegations that he ordered a martyr saudi arabia involved in a war in yemen that is considered the world's worst humanitarian disaster so far impervious to any form of pressure will these leaders agreed to do something about it to go away already failed to condemn that there again a sign of the degree to which the international order if we can still refer to it has unraveled to the point that nobody's quite sure how these leaders will even deal with the saudi crown prince now on the issue of trade there are some indications that donald trump is getting worried that his trade pressure may have
2:37 pm
gotten out of hand and risk a full fledged trade war with significant implications for the u.s. economy the thing that seems to have worried him most is g.m.'s announcement that it's going to be. five plants fifteen thousand jobs at stake many people say that absolutely also has to do with the various the increase in price for example steel and aluminum and so potential terrorists there we'll get back to that in a second there's some indication that the president would like to move away from the purely confrontational stance also visa vi china but we don't know for sure we probably won't go till saturday night when he meets ping for the first time in a year at the official door looking at that backing off of his own interest by the way let's go back to buenos ayres if we could javier we've been talking about this challenge to the world order can you give us a sense of what people are saying the business leaders there about the state of the global economy is there that much concern out there about the markets about international trade that we could be heading into for example
2:38 pm
a downturn. with great concern about how things have been developing and how they could develop even after this summit there is so much at stake right now and there are so many moments that could decide the future off the global economy in the next few months. most of them but not all of them can be or are trying to be addressed here if you take a look for example at the global oil production we know that there's a very important opec meeting coming up that could decide the oil price which is of course of great importance where the you cannot be development of many exporting and not exporting countries and there will be talks on that issue we have of course the matter of trade that we were discussing earlier on and it really shows us what a difficult moment this is when a group like the g twenty cannot take things like a commitment to free trade for granted and if they have to discuss whether or not
2:39 pm
you condemn what seems to be a state sponsored killing of a journalist these topics were never intended to be topics at a g. twenty summit and that adds to the uncertainty of how these countries are trying to work together to actually meet the goals of this conference which are essentially to ensure economic growth financial stability in the markets and of course economic development sustainable development those things cannot be preaching to the country they're focusing on entirely different topics and that is the big challenge and that is why they're like. ok helen a big concerns about the global economy and they hook into issue is like climate change sustainability renewable energy there's a lot of stake in terms of investment in europe and globally as well there absolutely is but as have you have mentions if you know all the leaders they gathered all concentrating for example on how to receive the saudi crown prince the next can't necessarily be a lot of progress on these issues when we look at the g.
2:40 pm
twenty now in a state of where it is in terms if the. facing the global community things that we would call a victory for example a coming away with the u.s. perhaps making a commitment not to impose further tariffs on china that would be a victory we're not going to see those tariffs reduced what would be great is if come the first of january we don't see those tariffs against china go up to twenty five percent they're currently at around ten percent that is where we are right now things like wooding in communiques if the g twenty the g twenty communique so complex so difficult to get everybody to agree on something that that what we would call a victory is very much it's very bleak this time around it is the center of this is donald trump and he's under pressure from his base at home which has been eroding lately what does that mean for him the pressure from the base at home from donald trump in terms of what he needs to deliver you already signed the the post nafta
2:41 pm
nafta deal for free trade between canada mexico the united states it was a big moment of triumph you say for the president in terms of his agenda but he's under pressure at home what does he need to come away with would it be ok for him to look like he's going easy on beijing you know it's always hard to say with him whether he thinks he's going to get further domestically with that base by looking like a hard liner or by acknowledging that perhaps the trade issues have raised prices for for many americans who are consumers and are looking toward the holiday season with prices rising on imported chinese products and maybe doing something conciliatory symbolically most of donald trump's policy is symbolic in any case i think one of the big risks here at a summit like this is with trust in so many countries in the u.s.
2:42 pm
but also in so many other countries in politicians at an all time low if this g twenty. summit is perceived as just a very expensive elaborate talking shop that ratchets up the mistrust another level higher and i think that is very problematic when the international order badly needs to restore trust to get to grips with problems like the ones helena mentioned climate change is not even mentioned on most of the lists you see of the main issues at this agenda now that's partly because the top twenty four climate change conference will be meeting soon in poland pole but that's not the only reason there are so many sort of breaking news issues on the table that as helena said they can barely get to these deep underlying topics they need to be addressed so well and you want to jump in why do you want to just even talk about you know trust long term any of both these big issues but look at trust on a one day basis and how dangerous that can be you know ahead of this meeting i was
2:43 pm
looking at the markets the bond markets were down the currency markets were down the dow slipped one hundred points because expectations are so low that anything meaningful will come out of that g. twenty summit and that is one day we're already seeing china the tariffs on china beginning to bite we've seen for the first time that growth in the manufacturing sector has stalled for the first time in two years today so there's a lot at stake and that's just a picture of one day small businesses and china's was on a report effect as well max go back to you melinda saying the best we can hope for is a symbolic victory especially in terms of those talks between beijing and washington do we know what do we have any idea of what's on the agenda for those talks. well we're talking about the talks between she and donald trump saturday evening i didn't catch that entirely brian i hope so but i think that's the most important bilateral that the u.s.
2:44 pm
president has now after having canceled the bilateral with the russian president vladimir putin that was scheduled for tomorrow morning that's the one thing everybody's looking at because that is in fact at the core of what the g. twenty was founded for it has huge repercussions for economic interests of a lot of countries around the world if there is no resolution in sight of the dispute we have a trade war potential pro-trade war actually ongoing trade war as many says this will be huge for the rest of the world as well we really haven't heard anything substantial from the americans yet can the regarding that as usual the american president sort of ambivalence saying things like yeah he could imagine that there would be a deal struck with the chinese but he doesn't know if he wants to do that and as we know from past summits i mean only the nato summit this year in brussels or as melinda mentioned the g twenty summit in canada even if you agrees on something here even if for example he sides with the official communicate the g twenty if
2:45 pm
there is an official she twenty communique you don't know what's going to have been the minute he steps on his plane and he activates activates twitter but maybe we can have it over to have you here for the economic the economic challenges that are at stake for that bilateral meeting between donald trump and she jinping saturday evening yes what we have heard so far is that donald trump likes to present himself as someone who can achieve deals so we could expect an announcement of say for example not necessarily implementing those tires that are due in january that he has threatened to impose on china we might see exactly that happening ass as a way to calm down especially the markets and of course also the people back home because of the increased pressure that we've already heard that is very light. i would say considering the fact that the sanctions that have been imposed and the tariffs that haven't been imposed on china have not really been effective the trade
2:46 pm
imbalance between china and the u.s. has not gotten any better with the strategy that from has followed so far and a recent report from the united states itself suggested that the chinese practices that trump is basing these tariffs on have not really changed china has not necessarily changed its attitude its behavior when it comes to for example copyright infringement so it would be rather bizarre to see donald trump announcing a new set of tariffs or. even higher tariffs in china and proceed right and brian if i may just jump in here because we're talking about donald trump as a deal maker but the news right now here and what is ira's is that the new nafta agreement so what was used what was called the north american free trade agreement was signed this morning called nafta anymore without a lot of called nafta anymore because it's supposed to be something new that's entirely been won over by donald trump it's called the u.s. c a but still the same countries canada mexico the u.s.
2:47 pm
so they have signed that deal here just a couple of minutes ago. desires and i'm sure donald trump will sell this as one of his a major success. for him. unity of the saudi arabian crown prince there on it mohamed bin salma being greeted by mr margolis of check out that handshake there and. let's talk about why he's so controversial at this meeting and that has to do course with the murder of the saudi a journalist melinda absolutely there have been very credible allegations raised by president everyone. and interesting that it was so close in the lineup here to
2:48 pm
a lot more on prince saying that. he was a journalist actually had expatriated from saudi arabia to washington had also worked for the washington post that he was murdered in the saudi consulate in turkey and. there's been a big question about it how the other leaders will do in the crowd and. in the face of these allegations mr mccree the host we're seeing here he had said that he is not averse to having the issue of this murder discussed in the official proceedings in some way so that it certainly. is a very very controversial thing but there are very important reasons why the world community needs to be able to deal with saudi arabia namely first and foremost a conflict when you know and have a number of the leaders at this summit supply weapons to saudi arabia that are used in that game and conflict which is labeled by the u.n.
2:49 pm
is the most deadly humanitarian deserves when we look at recent may the british prime minister of that country of course a report just out by the stockholm in the past research or the research group on peace studies that the u.k. has been supplying. various conflicting sides in that conflict with weapons you correct and that was the british prime minister and now we're seeing as well other world leaders appear on on the stage there and we're looking at south korea's. relatively new president moon. being greeted by tree. ok i want to get back to the show. there have been multiple calls from european leaders for an investigation united states is that it says there's no need spite of what looks like pretty firm evidence of hacking aft
2:50 pm
and what do you think how is this affecting right now for example business with saudi arabia the arms industry that's a large field saudi arabia of course course is an immense player in the region absolutely i think it's a very interesting question and you have to bear in mind the other issues that need is in dealing with at the same time we just saw the arrival of british prime minister cerise in may of course and despite those revelations are accusations in fact it was probably quite well known regarding britain's business there in terms of weapons applying for saudi arabia. of course theresa may has to also get through her brakes it divorce steel and she'll be looking for support for from as many. as possible she hasn't probably come to the g twenty meeting to rock the boat in terms of how relations now play out with the saudi crown prince that's something that we will all be watching i think at the g twenty will be very interesting to
2:51 pm
see if he is isolated how other nations approach him in light of those accusations in light of the devastating humanitarian situation in yemen so all eyes will be focused on that as well at this summit linda you know two points kind of interesting germany had announced that it's suspending weapons deliveries to weapons today is spent in saudi arabia however that is not terribly meaningful without france and britain also going along with a suspension they are two of the absolute biggest suppliers and saudi arabia is in the enormously lucrative market nonetheless as i say these weapons are being used in yemen so there that the heat is on and there's been a lot of chris hughes and one person who might. been able to to push for some kind of investigation into what happened to jamal khashoggi she's the german chancellor angela merkel she is one leader that we're not going to see being greeted right now there in buenos aires what's we haven't really talked about germany yet melinda
2:52 pm
what is germany looking for at this meeting we know a lot of the players want to keep the multilateral system together how is she going to do that what concretely what all america be looking to achieve in buenos aires to keep that ship sailing for germany as one of the biggest export powers in the world as europe's premier economy it is absolutely crucial that trade be as free as it can be so the trade topics on the agenda are very very great importance to uncle americal and to the european union as a whole the european union is absolutely steadfastly behind the w.t.f. is still the donald trump of course is often challenged the legitimacy of the world trade organization but certainly the european union. does continue to say trade disputes need to be resolved there and not bilaterally out of the putin i'd like to
2:53 pm
point out has just arrived for viewers there mr with mr macrae the argentine president he has sure is own list of meetings coming up we know one of them that has been canceled with the with the american president we're just talking about others the indian prime minister retrim ot shaking hands looking very happy to be at this august meeting. so if i may just add relations with russia obviously also if we norma's importance to angle americal to germany one issue we haven't talked about so far but certainly i think we can expect for it to be discussed in some context is the. u.s. decision or the statement that it will leave the i.n.f. treaty which regulates short range short and intermediate range missiles in europe and. basically a treaty that came into being essentially as
2:54 pm
a cold war was winding down and now. is in question by the united states with the potential to theoretically intermediate range missiles could once again be stationed in countries like germany so germany has a very strong interest in seeing the tensions between the u.s. and russia on this subject be resolved it is very interesting we have not seen this issue since the one nine hundred eighty s. since since the reagan years and the deployment of these the double new lows and as it was called and in germany the persian missile to place you in iran's old hands remember very how do you remember that. and now you even see discussions in a german military think tanks about the point of american weapons would they be useful or not useful and germany coming under the and that's a big question mark the french nuclear umbrella rather than the american nuclear umbrella it's quite a discussion to say in think tanks the question of course is whether donald trump
2:55 pm
is as so often the case saying that he wants to get out of this deal because he really thinks a better one is possible he has also complained about the fact that china wasn't part of this deal and that intermediate weapons being developed by china could be as threatening to the world order as the russian ones but as always he looks like he's ready to throw out the baby with the bathwater and and that of course is of enormous concern to the chancellor so when she does arrive certainly that will be one of the issues that i think she will be looking to pursue both in bilateral meetings and perhaps on the official let's go back to talk about the chancellor to witness areas and max often our brussels bureau chief before the chancellor's. plane had to be diverted a max there is there was a lot of discussion about the chasseur meeting with mccrone and and them starting at the summit a massive push for the e.u. for perhaps greater integration on the e.u. level and certainly underscoring the importance of the multi lateral system what's
2:56 pm
going to be the push from from those two this this pair mccrone machall the two leaders of europe right now. we really have to make a difference between what's happening on the european union level and what's happening here at the g twenty level european with european integration something that call has indeed pushed for ever since he's been in office is not the topic here you have the view on the europeans here is much different than we have it back in europe itself you don't have much of those internal divisions that we always deal with in brussels ok brags that of course is a topic and we talked about it earlier rightfully so but things like greater integration banking union all those eurozone budget all those things that keep us going in brussels here know the europeans are perceived as a united front here i would say that you really that's what the e.u.
2:57 pm
diplomats have been telling me here on the sidelines to the success i talked about at the top of the show that you have a chapter on multi-lateralism at least for now in the draft communique that is a success from the europeans because they are united when it comes to those trade questions because as melinda mentioned earlier they know what's at stake for the european union this is really to be the reason why they exist in the first place the european union so things like integration will be back on the menu euro zone integration those things when we get back to brussels but here the europeans seem united at the moment at least ok at the least i have your what's let me ask you this question about european leaders there and in terms of the financial markets the global financial markets what have they been talking to you about or what have you been hearing there in terms of some of the specific concerns we talked about
2:58 pm
the global economy but the european economy specifically what are its major problems is it just the terrorists from the united states where is the european economy as its leaders enter this summit concerned with other issues as well. well definitely we do have to say that trade has been the most important aspect and the most important issue when it comes to the difficulties that the european union has been facing also because of brecht's that as that of course is largely to a very large extent a trade issue as well so when you see how the european union has managed to so far come out of the economic crisis which by the way was essentially the reason why this g. twenty summit was created in the form that we know it now those major obstacles have been i would say. you know in a way widely confronted and with a little bit of success we know that the european economy is going rather well it
2:59 pm
is growing steadily if definitely not in the rhythm that they would desire but the problem is that essential basic things that we're taking for granted like for example a partnership with the united states. where the european union for example even tried to pursue a free trade agreement with are now being questioned and that is and remains the most important challenge it is also the reason why financial markets are nervous and i have lost the line i'm afraid i won't be able to hear you right now brian and i'm just going to get back to you right now ok thanks so much you're javier hell you want you want to say something there as well i don't think that one is out is the place where the european union is going to go to. economically speaking you know of course you know your stuff right now we've heard from tony exactly you know italy is a problem of course we saw just epic on table near receives that breaks it of course is a big issue that all extension existential problems which michael and mackel all
3:00 pm
very aware all face in europe and putting on a united front they want to make sure that trade dispute with the united states does not escalate you could remember that still doesn't exist with the european union so they will be going to what is areas that i think put on a united front and no one. we're going about italian debt italian debts out there and it is very much in the background for the euro zone a potential threat i was just thinking that in terms of awkward encounters i would imagine that theresa's may may's encounter with donald trump might be on the opportunistic given the fact that climate change the well he has said just this week that the deal that finally was ok i'd like it is one of those will preclude a bilateral trade agreement between the u.s. and the u.k. which is of course one of the things that the brics the tears had always been dangling as the great charms of banks that now special relationships checked the facts on this to see whether donald trump is correct interestingly enough he's not correct in other words he's trying to torpedo this difficult deal that was finally
3:01 pm
agreed to without with once again getting his facts wrong so i want to mention to theresa may you will not be terribly pleased to shake his you can't have enough in the house factor if you're fact checkers of the euro ok we want to remind our viewers that you're watching to abuse live coverage of the g. twenty summit underway in buenos aires where two world leaders are meeting in the argentinean capital for talks expected to be dominated as we've been saying by trade especially the ongoing dispute between the united states and china president trump has just signed a new trade deal with the leaders of mexico and canada now it will replace the former north american free trade agreement of course nafta that some of also coming against a backdrop of a number of disputes one of them we've been discussing as well that was the murder of the saudi journalist in turkey and the heightened tensions between russia and ukraine likely to pose a challenge to delegates all of these topics. well
3:02 pm
one of the g twenty ski figures one one who we saw shortly or saw a while ago was the russian president vladimir putin out on the red carpet he once again finds himself at loggerheads with western leaders this time because of tensions with ukraine president trump has canceled a planned one on one with putin in buenos aires but the pair will be casting a long shadow over this summit. lattimer putin has taken more than ukrainian sailors captive in the as a of c. his high stakes military and political maneuvering has ensured the group of twenty meeting will be dominated by two people a kremlin chief and his u.s. counterpart donald trump just like last year's g twenty when russian meddling in u.s. elections overshadowed the agenda european leaders and his advisors back home all want to show a united front and that's really our objective it doesn't really matter so much
3:03 pm
what's practical steps are as long as we can show united front because remember putin's objective is to sow discord and disunity in the western alliance europe's geography dooms it to being caught in the middle of moscow and washington politically when tensions flare in those capitals brussels feels the burn it will be difficult for the europeans to see their concerns on global trade addressed while navigating other diplomatic danger zones there are so many things going home could. cause problems i mean. she jinping will be there so it's possible that if there is language on trades that trump. says something very negative about china or that others will want to say something very negative about protectionism and trump will insist that protectionism is good in america's first. difficult you also have the saudis as he and bonded points out even more political drama will be ensured by the presence of saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin
3:04 pm
salman accused of ordering the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi many european leaders have expressed outrage and scaled back ties trying hasn't one thing is certain about this g twenty there are going to be some awfully awkward photo ops. let's go back to buenos aires now and we're with max hoffman max in our report there we're just looking at the murder of jamal shocks the absolute been discussing this summit is of course all about economic issues between individual g. twenty nations we've been talking here on set about possible rep recut sions nonetheless as a result of this merger for saudi arabia could we see talks on the sidelines about murder. the question really is who is going to talk to the crown prince directly the person that allegedly might have murder might have ordered that murder you have to imagine that the leaders of the other countries especially those of the
3:05 pm
european union that we know very well going to that man and looking him in the eye knowingly what he did or allegedly did there the problem of course is that not all the countries here are on the same level when it comes to the information we don't know exactly which intelligence agencies know what has happened some say there are tapes out there that have recorded the actual murder but still we do know the strategy of the germans apparently you are going to makeover what we're hearing is going to go is not going to confront him directly is going to go out of the way there the one leader from europe that is going to have a bilateral meeting with the crown prince with the saudi crown prince is theresa may the british prime minister and she has said that she will go in there in a very robust fashion that the relationship between her and between the u.k. and saudi arabia permitted for her to really express the european view the british view in a very robust way what exactly that means we'll have to wait and see after that
3:06 pm
meeting but as to economic repercussions of course i mean that's the whole point right. the why the european union why the americans are treating so lightly because saudi arabia is an extremely important military partner but also especially economically speaking of course and because it is an incredible oil producing company that is the reason why countries have been so reluctant to do something they would have probably done far quicker with any other country and in the specific case of donald trump there's an important issue at stake here and it is the oil price of oil prices right now are low the united states want to keep these prices low and saudi arabia on the other hand is willing to cut oil production in order to increase the prices because of course that is good for the. our very own economy so that is the economic issue immediately attached to this political issue it's a question of leverage and of negotiating power that is why the leaders have been very cautious in the way of approaching saudi arabia because of the economic
3:07 pm
repercussions and especially also because of the arabia has an enormous power when it comes to the global oil output and the oil prices depends affect of course all the other economies melinda it's not just about oil and the price of oil on potential glaude or were or not but also in terms of saudi arabia and the united states it's about the evidence on hand and both are saying it's circumstantial and not convincing well that's what president trump is saying but actually he got quite a rebuke this week he sent his defense minister over to capitol hill to talk to representatives of congress and the senate and they complained that the briefing they had been given was absolutely inadequate and the crucial address issues were not addressed trump and defense secretary pompei have basically said this week you know we need saudi arabia so badly we're not going to ask too many questions here there's an old old quote that you may remember from a u.s.
3:08 pm
president decades back referring to a latin american dictator saying well he may be a son of a but he's our current and this is obviously the line that the trump in the considerations of it taking saying we need saudi arabia these of iran we need saudi arabia v.z. israel because of the friendly relations that have developed with israel so we're not going to rock the boat with saudi arabia but the senate after this inadequate briefing absolutely said that they were going to advance a bill that would break off all u.s. involvement in the war in yemen that is a direct rebuke to the president and his secretary of defense on their saudi policy and that war in yemen you know the actual official title or the official topic at. g twenty is fair and sustainable development the population of human one of the poorest populations in the world is suffering from starvation we have the worst humanitarian crisis in the world raging there it is very important that that be
3:09 pm
addressed at this summit if that topic of sustainable development is to mean anything at all and we'll see what theresa may gets out of the meeting ok thanks very much and thanks very much to our erin max in buenos aires for now well along with trade there are of course other pressing issues at the summit including how to get all of the issues addressed that are confronting global global leaders right now including the tensions between russia and ukraine and there's been a development today in ukraine has announced a ban on all fighting age russian men from entering the country and ukrainian president has reported goes again showing evidence of what he claims are russian military tanks massing along his country's border those tanks said to be just eighteen kilometers from ukraine are said to be close to where russia stores and ammunition and weapons systems our correspondent david stern in kiev is following
3:10 pm
these developments for us david how worried is ukraine about combat aged russian men entering its territory. well apparently very worried about it as you say the president has announced that the men between the ages of sixteen and sixty will be prevented from coming into the country this is part of a general crackdown or restriction he said on all foreigners coming in but they will be targeting in particular russians and the reason he said was to prevent them from forming. from forming military groups but this is all part of the general martial law that we saw introduced to pass by parliament earlier in the week and we've been waiting to see exactly what the elements of this martial law is now it's coming out in bits and pieces and obviously this is going to affect life very people living in the ten territories which are find themselves under martial law on the border to areas near russia and the black and as of seas of david port franco
3:11 pm
claims that russian tanks are massing along the country's border has there been any independent confirmation of that. well the president has been made these comments repeatedly over the last week and it should be said that the ukrainians have said this on a number of occasions before they've said that the russians are massing they fear they have feared incursions but this is the first on the president has said that it is expecting a full scale there could be a full scale invasion hence the the added measures on the on the borders but it also remains to be seen what exactly the russians intentions are and that they say it shouldn't come as any surprise if this is happening but this difference between that obviously and a full scale invasion is quite big and we are. as a result ukrainians especially here in the capital are extremely worried about it
3:12 pm
briefly if you could are you koreans expecting a resumption of hostilities in the pro russian east of the country. well i guess you could say they hope for the best and expect the worst it's been that way since the beginning obviously we haven't seen a full scale invasion we may not see it but they're also they are afraid that perhaps the indication of what happened in the house of sea is a sign that the that the conflict is escalating and perhaps even writing into other areas david stern for us thanks very much. it's over to helen now and more on the g. twenty is hopes for maintaining the multilateral trading system where you know what they say brian hope dies last i think that the optimistic just hoping for no more terrorists better of course they've got a lot of issues to discuss especially when you consider this is by no means an easy time for multilateralism so while leaders gathering in argentina are essentially bracing themselves for what likely to be fraught negotiations so those leaders will
3:13 pm
be discussing a host of issues but charade of course will top the agenda one of the most closely watched meetings will be between these two men of course u.s. president donald trump and his chinese counterpart sheeting paying the two countries are still locked in a trade dispute that is showing little sign of resolution at this stage not to mention the fact that that trade dispute is scary markets around the world the united states so far has impose tariffs on two hundred fifty billion dollars worth of chinese imports and china has has threatened more china meanwhile has slapped tariffs on one hundred ten billion dollars worth all american main made products so the spat has had an impact on trade around the world and small businesses in china a feeling the pinch me when i'm you know when tone shipping talks with potential customers he avoids discussing china's trade issues with the u.s. most of his clients he says just want to buy
3:14 pm
a luxury vehicle for the best possible price until now about a third of his sales came from american brands but since the introduction of tariffs. no one wants to buy them anymore. so i don't think it was very wise of trump to start a trade war. we all lose then china is a huge market and now he's losing that huge market for. cars like this dar dram now cost around six thousand euros more due to a ten percent tariff on vehicles imported from the us. like others tung shipping has been caught up in the trade war set in motion by us president donald trump and countered by chinese premier paying. more than just the movement of goods is at stake it's about influence power and world leadership in the future. john you know june founded a p.r.
3:15 pm
agency in beijing her husband jeremiah is an american the two have been married for eleven years. little has changed for them since the trade war began the only thing they've noticed is that apples in the supermarket that used to come from the u.s. now come from canada but even you know it doesn't have it but both are worried about the heated conflict right between the two countries of course because people talk about another cold world is that the case yes. it does concern me in to a certain extent because you know as the tough leader after united states seeing something so strong i think that must mean something it seems to be kind of a strategic competitor or you know possibly even something more in the world today and i think a lot of americans have a hard time kind of putting that in any kind of you know framework the trade war is affecting china its economy is slowing and beijing hopes its punitive tariffs will
3:16 pm
have the same effect on export industries in the u.s. the rivalry between the two nations. will now set the tone at the g. twenty summit. and of course all eyes are on trump and xi jinping at the g. twenty summit so i asked our correspondent in singapore and they hey if she thinks argentina might just be the place they managed to iron out her trade dispute. well her looking back at what happened at the recent us here in singapore it didn't have a very out optimistic outlook as to whether china and the u.s. were going to settle of the street dispute but now in the days just ahead of this when us iris summit both sides seem to be willing to start talking so who knows this might signal the start of the me see the beginnings of a truce of course china and the united states will be there very much in the
3:17 pm
spotlight and not the only ones coming to the g. twenty table we should remember what are all of the asian countries attending hoping to get out of this meeting. definitely that i was in other directions at this summit as well for one to recent me is going to raise the issue of the killing with the saudi arabian ruler that's going to be quite a hot potato that we're going to be looking forward to with the discussions on that of course we now know that trump and the trump of putin meeting is not going to happen with the ukrainian conflict seeking at this time and of course the big b. briggs it is going to be a hot topic at this g. twenty summit and it was not going to be a quiet one for sure helena right and do you think that any of these issues will get much air time or do you think that trade will cost it shadow over this summit
3:18 pm
and dominate. i think i think as as everyone has been saying all of this why with all the coverage that we've been giving on all right here in d. w. it does seem that especially between that. that between china and the us is going to be the umbrella that's going to sort of put shiva on this summit because they have a lot of issues so i am not even if we do see of the beginnings of the negotiations is going to be a very slow and painful process the thing is the hope is at the same time the hope is slim according to analysts that we've spoken to while trump has indicated it. and openness and willingness to start talking to china china at the same time is also appearing to want to talk about maybe negotiating the policies knowing how
3:19 pm
trump has pushed the ip and cyber security agenda to the fullest it looks like china china and it's only gets me once it starts opening a tipping the discussion to renegotiate those policies and reassure the u.s. on its ip policies as well practices as well as cybersecurity for all ok our correspondent and they hang in singapore thank you. and we should say that against the backdrop that of international trade disputes g twenty host argentina finds itself in a deep economic crisis itself the budget deficit last year there was a west four percent of its economic output inflation rose to around twenty percent in july and more and more in ten years are living below the poverty line and small businesses are barely getting by. these machines haven't produced anything for years but it's not because they're broken there's just no one left to set them in motion the industry as climate woodturning company was founded over thirty years
3:20 pm
ago by a german couple in a suburb of paris argentina in good times they had twelve employees but now there's only one. three years ago the company had a downturn but even before that we felt the crisis for example a lot of our kind of work is done in china these days so the services come from outside the country they can produce cheaper and better conditions than we do here it's hard to compete we have tax burdens of all currents and the currency the argentine peso gets devalued all the time you know. although the bets of paid into the pension fund for decades their pension is still very low only a thousand pesos each the family can barely make ends meet. a dozen former employees and their families are suffering from the shutdown of the company. and water garcia he lost his job after twenty eight years at the age
3:21 pm
of fifty five is not likely to be employed anywhere so like many argentinians he now makes ends meet as an uber driver. you know it wasn't just the last government. one on our money and this one has been bad for industry to. industry is where most people had jobs in the past and. argentina is experiencing a deep economic crisis and is dependent on outside help like loans from the international monetary fund and the world bank for months thousands of citizens have been protesting against the loans including in the run up to the g twenty summit which is taking place in a south american country for the first time the murray government hopes that the summit will bring new attention to the country. i don't think it's an excellent opportunity to hold productive bilateral meetings with the various countries and
3:22 pm
sign agreements on what is happening. and it's also a great opportunity for argentina to show that we are honest facilitators to approach positions in a complex global situation. but the g twenty will certainly not be able to solve the crisis for many small companies in argentina like interest or us club or. as back of it right now without the nice it's to india now where thousands of farmers have gathered in the capital delhi for a two day rally against the agricultural policy is a prime minister narendra modi's government on thursday tens of thousands taking to the streets among their demands new minimum prices for their crops india is holding a general election next year and while farmers overwhelmingly supported modi in the last election a drop in their income is causing that support the way. our correspondent in
3:23 pm
delhi sun your fall the car has been speaking to farmers and asking them about their grievances. when there's a drought becomes follow during floods our crops are under water we get no relief. so. when our crops fail we just lose everything. the government does nothing to help us. understand get and i've done i am where farm laborers we have no land my husband can't work i have young children i have come to fight against the government so does the law now yeah i have. got gandhi you can live taken alone because we're not getting fair prices for across a content you kate my children every farmer i know is trapped in huge debt. they actually i wonder why this million kids not all people also middle class people
3:24 pm
also of course. you support do i want moments in the water fight things there say we came here in the parliament is here. a struggle before the parliament is big then we tend to make their first name we came here and we want to pretend raise the morning go on the main. earlier we spoke to our correspondent in belize on your former car for more about these former protests this is i mean really not the first time that we're seeing these massive fama rallies in the last year and a half many cities including davy have had with as these these huge protest the farmers who really say that there is a full blown farming prices under way in india and the background to this is that for many years now india's farming sector has really been plagued by drought by falling incomes by crop failures and that has taken a heavy toll and follows the bulk of whom are poorer so you know when harvest field
3:25 pm
farmers often forced to to borrow money often at high cost sometimes from private money lenders to pay for seeds to pay for functionalism is to pay for some types of their own healthcare costs and reports in india see that you know every your cozzens of deputy follows what i'm able to pay back these loans end up committing suicide out of desperation so i think it's a very grim situation for many families. song a fall in the car for us in delhi boy here in germany the country's parliament the bundestag has backed the united nations migration pact while making clear that the agreement is not binding and so may not actually be put into effect here the packing for safe and regular migration and it's the first time the un has created global objectives to tackle the issue not all countries support the deal nor did all the members of the bundestag. these migrants have made it to dry land in monaco this year spain has received more arrivals than any other e.u.
3:26 pm
country. only a small percentage end up in germany but the un migration pact has prompted a heated debate in the bundestag in berlin german foreign minister last went on the offensive accusing those against the pact of distorting facts he says it isn't true that countries would lose their ability to decide who is allowed in or that it would lead to a mass unregulated influx of people to be mentioned is what he says quite plainly in the preamble to the pax the national sovereign rights and not nor are they being transferred elsewhere. those in favor of the pact see it as an answer by the international community to an issue that cannot be solved by countries working alone the far right alternative for germany don't agree with the oath so the acts propagates unconditional migration is nothing more than an irresponsible invitation
3:27 pm
for global migration to germany without limits stance the other parties reject. his latest lie is that we intend to increase migration but the text says explicitly it should be reduced people should return home to build their lives whenever possible to get thank you and they should show their real ugly face they should dare to stand here and clearly say that they believe migrant should not have human rights. in a boost for the governing coalition a clear majority voted in favor of the pact but the bundestag declared that it contains no one for civil rights or obligations and would have no legal effect in other words germany won't be obliged to do anything about migration. now for a look at some of the other stories making the news this hour congo's health minister is saying the current ebola outbreak in the east of the country is now the second biggest in history with more than four hundred confirmed and the probable cases
3:28 pm
efforts to curb the epidemic are being hampered by a surge of violence in. the area. the number of measles cases has spiked globally by more than thirty percent that according to a new report from the world health organization report pins the blame on gaps in vaccination coverage health officials are especially worried about an increase in maxine skeptical parents who do not immunize their children. according to honduras has convicted seven men in the murder of a prominent environmental activist that has had us but a grassroots campaign against a hydroelectric dam on her tribes and says freelance she was shot dead in her home and twenty sixteen. police in hong kong say five people have been killed and more than thirty injured in a bus crash on the main airport road the bus was ferrying staff from the cafe pacific airline to work when it plowed into a broken down tax. this is
3:29 pm
a reminder that you're watching live coverage of the g. twenty summit buenos aires world leaders are meeting in the argentinian capital for talks expected to be dominated by trade especially the ongoing dispute between the u.s. and china but president trump has just signed a new trade deal with the leaders of mexico and canada it will replace the former north american free trade agreement nafta summit also comes against the backdrop of several other disputes including the killing of the saudi journalist jamal khashoggi in turkey and the heightened tensions between russia and ukraine likely to pose a challenge to delegates now on hand. ok let's go now live to buenos aires and our correspondent there max hoffman from the brussels of bureau and our business anchor there max if we could start with you
3:30 pm
we're getting some news about a new development there that affects the summit can you fill us in on that well the russian president putin arrived denouncing vicious sanctions and trade protectionism we're not entirely sure who this was for who this was addressed that it might be a reaction to the president of the e.u. council don't know who said today here and where desire is that he was confident that the sanctions already in place from the european union would be rolled over at the end of the year we're not talking about slapping on new sanctions as some have suggested after what happened between ukraine and russia in the last days but rolling over the sanctions that are already in place so that might be a reaction to that might also be just sort of the primer for what's going to happen with the u.s. president donald trump when he's talking about trade protectionism hard to say at this point but the atmosphere doesn't seem to be that well for the start we do know though that although donald trump has canceled the bar that all meeting with the
3:31 pm
russian president vladimir putin that was scheduled for saturday there probably will be an impromptu meeting between the two at the sidelines of the g. twenty not as official something where donald trump can say yes i canceled the meeting i am the strong man in the room here but apparently they are going to talk it's just not going to be in this official setting ok all the leaders are now on hand minus on the macro she still held up had a plane problem can you fill and can fill us in on that and how that's affecting the agenda. well brian unfortunately that's his last line so he won't be able to answer the question of course i could tell you about it because i'm on the issue of the conference as well agam recalls plane is due to arrive at six pm so she basically missed the entire day and of course some of the meetings that she was supposed to have would have advanced germany stands in the european stands on
3:32 pm
the issues that are more pressing especially maybe also how to deal with the crisis that is one of the big questions here even though she was not meant to directly speak to the leader of saudi arabia she does want it to address the issue and how to manage it that is one of the big issues there and of course also the trade and multilateralism issue that isn't all that another very pressing problem germany and that you want to ensure that at the end of this conference there is a commitment towards free trade something that was supposed to be taken for granted at the g. twenty summit that is not the case anymore and that is also something that she will of course now miss or is going to try to in some way compensate and the other talks that she will be able to hold once you arrives ok javier is this the measure for success for this summit that it wraps up without any new tariffs being announced by
3:33 pm
washington. well i would say oh unfortunately that is maybe one of the standard stat we have now set the bar to that is very regrettable for from the perspective of the organizers of the g twenty summit if you take a look at what past conferences had achieved this is of course not even a big progress it's simply stating the absolute minimum at least saying as they have said in past communiques of sidelines inside events of the g twenty summit that they have even come to say trade is important and that was already a conclusions max is joining us again and of course max you followed some of these summits as well it seems like we're setting the bar lower and lower at the end of these conferences or to the extent where even having a communique has already a success at this point it's not about making progress any more i think it's safe to say it's about keeping things going keep trying to have a set of squabble maybe even just trying to keep the format of the g.
3:34 pm
twenty alive because you have a lot of people here at the summit including the u.s. president that just don't believe in this kind of summit anymore they think it's well i wouldn't say useless but he has mentioned things that go in that direction in the past we know for sure that he's not a fan of the multilateral system he prefers to do things bilaterally and that's why for donald trump here the working sessions you have the traditional working sessions that are there to build consensus that are there to find compromise are not important to him to him it's important to be and that's what he's done this morning to be there and say listen here is our new deal with mexico and canada we've just signed it here maybe we'll have a new deal with china and i just signed it here i just talked about a new putin the russian president i told him to do this and that so the bilateral meetings the sidelines that's what's important to donald trump and of course that was not what this g. twenty format was invented for monday let's get some assessment about what max was
3:35 pm
talking about there is some. threat assessment to the multilateral order are we seeing the beginning of a new bilateral global trade system at the summit certainly that is where donald trump would be liking to go and of course the replacement for the nafta agreement between the u.s. canada and mexico was signed this morning so that's not exactly bilateral it is of course trilateral and it does replace an existing agreement donald trump says that this is the best trade deal that has ever been signed it's an absolute gold standard the fact is the run up to signing this agreement the incredible acrimony between these two closest neighbors of the united states very important markets for the u.s. the fact that right to the last minute there remains a standoff between canada and the u.s. because the u.s. did not see fit to remove tariffs on canadian steel and aluminum although they've
3:36 pm
actually signed this new trading agreement all of that has left relations very very much damaged and i think that is a key aspect of this trump policy of trying to move toward bilateralism mostly because donald trump has promised americans that he can get them a better deal everywhere his transactional approach to international relations is basically all about america first a better deal for america the fact is what we've seen in fact are very real damaging consequences to many different segments of the u.s. economy and u.s. population all americans are the process whether they trade in steel i will many i'm soybeans or something else all of them by products many of which are made in china and they are feeling real consequences now so ok so this is
3:37 pm
a better deal ok but the. that's a question for the american people but the the international community has responded to a tromso initiatives on iran undoing the sanctions or imposing them and specifically not only on that but as well on climate change america pulling out of the climate change has been to international deals to move forward with addressing climate change and with keeping the around sanctions not imposes terms of not american ones it is so the international community is moving forward anyway with its own deals could this happen at the summit as well that will see some kind of action on a multilateral you call it multilateralism minus one in buenos aires that's one reason that the european leaders have just been sitting down to talk about how europe at least can present a common front to try to underpin a rule based international order in areas like trade but elsewhere in addition you
3:38 pm
know you mention iran without u.s. participation it is going to be very hard for europe to keep that iran agreement alive if in fact european companies find themselves caught between the u.s. market or are forced to choose between the u.s. market in the iranian market because of the secondary sanctions being imposed by the u.s. you can bet they're likely to choose trade with the u.s. and jettison trade with iran which means iran will have little incentive to stay in that in other words the u.s. turning its back on mali multilateral agreements makes it extremely difficult to keep other international multilateral agreements in place on climate they're trying but again the u.s. has one of the biggest emitters of c o two emissions we are seeing the u.s. roll back all kinds of regulations to the benefit of the oil and gas industry we are surely likely to see in the long run drastic climate change effects in the u.s.
3:39 pm
as well and yet the trumpet ministration has disavowed. it's own scientists' recent report on climate change impacts in the u.s. so there as well the u.s. opting out puts the whole order at stake and i think that so america that this g twenty summit will have a hard time steering against america remains the essential nation the linchpin for international trade and other agreements as well certainly mr trump is a major major player in terms of whether this g. twenty summit can achieve anything at all ok we'll have more on that of course of this program we're going to other news now to mexico where the marrow of tijuana has called the plight of migrants there stranded in his city and coast unprecedented humanitarian crisis the town on the u.s. mexican border is dealing with an influx of thousands of central americans who are trying to reach the u.s. to apply for asylum now it has only shelter for about a third of those who are now they're leaving to squalid conditions for many did of
3:40 pm
your correspondence stefan simmons went to that camp and he met with some of the margarets who've tracked thousands of kilometers in search of a better life. the most unique thing about the biggest shelter for the so-called caravan migrants is that it provides hardly any shelter at all at least not from the elements not from the rain and not from the cold during freezing nights during. their he committed by city officials to hold a maximum of just two thousand five hundred people this place now houses more than six thousand migrants and in a few days that number will rise to seven thousand including more than one thousand babies toddlers and young children. we need cindy pinner we talked to her about a week ago she had just arrived with two more for four sisters and without her father the family had gotten separated on their journey to tijuana now they are reunited but conditions here half dramatically deteriorate it is superman we're in
3:41 pm
really bad shape as you can see everything is what we are tired we couldn't get any sleep last night it's hard when the babies are all wet it's getting worse for us with no real place to stay this tent is not even mine. that the noise near the city of tijuana some state agencies and an increasing number of n.g.o.s are doing what they can to cope with the situation infection their diseases are on the rise headlights are a problem overall hygiene is a major concern to us mayor says he's battling what he calls an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in his town with almost no help from the central government in mexico city its people we're dealing with it's integrity dignity they need a place to sit they need a place to sleep they need to please a dignified place not us we are working with them right now what would happen if
3:42 pm
someone would start a riot down there who's going to be responsible mexico city has finally sent. more federal police and some military two to one but that doesn't solve the city's financial problems as it spends almost thirty thousand dollars a day on its migrant crisis a fortune for the border town if you know someone who could help us out. we we're all. reet them really. wanna want it. all videos have emerged this week on social media which appears to show syrian refugee children being bullied in school break. from our social media desk is you're with more on that because i see a book you tell us about these videos so the first video shows allegedly shows an incident that happened at a school in huddersfield that's northern england at the end of october but the
3:43 pm
video surfaced and went viral on social media this week and it shows apparently shows a fifteen year old syrian boy being bullied by a group of pupils particularly by another boy and we can see there. boys being followed yelled that he's dragged to the ground and then water is poured on to his space and the boy later said that he had been enjoying this kind of bullying for months and what's even more disturbing is that a couple of days after this video the video of this alleged attack surface to another video emerged allegedly so showing the boy's sister being attacked by other pupils at the same school we can see that second video here she is in the girl in the pink she's being showed from behind pushed she can be seen full to the ground she also reported being a bullet several times the family of these children fled persecution underbrush
3:44 pm
regime in syria they arrived at heather's field in huddersfield two years ago after spending. years some years in lebanon but according to the lawyer of the family after what happened to the children they were there considering relocating in florida millions of people in britain at the looking at these videos will turn debate of this part well there's been widespread condemnation of a lot of also from politicians across the country a lot of people have been expressing solidarity and we've seen a support pouring in not just verbal but also financially in fact a fund raising page for the boy and the family has gathered yet now close to one hundred fifty thousand pounds in donations. on the other hand so there's been a lot of support on the other hand as it often happens with stories involving refugees we have also seen far right voices across the country trying to exploit this incident to push forward their agenda in particular white nationalist tom robinson he has been attacking the family on facebook spreading false claims about
3:45 pm
them and the family the family's lawyer says that they are now going to take legal action against him ok what are authorities doing what kind of valuable legal repercussions are there going to be so the police in west yorkshire they confirmed that they are investigating both videos concerning the alleged assault on the boy they said in a statement that a sixteen year old has been now interviewed invest interviewed on assault charges and that he will appear in youth court at due time ok we'll have more on the story i'm sure from federico bozzio in the days and weeks ahead thanks so much from our social media desk rick. we have some sports for you now in the final of south america's champions league competition will be taking place in spain the second leg of the copa live at the doris between the two buenos aires clubs has been postponed twice because of
3:46 pm
violence now last weekend fans of river play pelted the team bus across town rival boca juniors breaking windows injuring some players who were also affected by tear gas are to disperse that that crowd. a couple organizers say they chose madrid which is ten thousand kilometers from buenos aires partly because that city has the largest population of argentinians outside of argentina. while meanwhile one of the but its latest surprise teams this season frankfurt of push through to the knockout stages of the europa league tournament with a help of boisterous fans they beat one of last season's finalists olympique marsay . forward who gave his side the lead in the opening minute marsay made life easy with a pair of own goals on either side of halftime. frankfurt sealed the win with a second goal from yo bitch the four no victory means they win group h. with a game to spare. elsewhere in the europa league laver cruzan drew
3:47 pm
one all with a bulgarian side leader gar s thanks to a game tying goal eighty fifth minute later couzin still lead their group leipzig lost one nil away salzburg there losing that game live signal hold only if a chance of events well byard munich hope to build on the strong outing earlier this week in the european champions league they have a tough hill to climb in germany though because the perennial bonus league champions are way off the pace at fifth yes fifth in the standings but it's legal weekend sees byron travelling to braman tomorrow and braman see an opening. life's hardly been a walk in the park for either of the sides in recent weeks braman have lost the early season form which saw them win five of their opening eight bunnies league matches talk of an unlikely title challenge now seems a distant memory florian cool felt side have failed to win any of their last four
3:48 pm
matches nevertheless the bread and coach knows now is as good a time as any to face the record champions is the seans or dusty in the let's move on in recent weeks we've seen byron have allowed space for opposition counter-attacks through a contact point this is new it didn't happen often in the past. they used to be extremely well organized we're going to try and play with courage move the ball quickly and try to make things happen. in let's into the tell him of you don't tempt worked on. by and have now gone three games without a win and trail mind points behind league leaders brasil dortmund a shadow of their usual all conquering selves. last matched a shock to oregon struggle as just rolled off was the latest in a string of subpar performances i. fans are demanding more from their stars. than from their coach.
3:49 pm
a match that would once have appeared settled before kick off suddenly has a competitive air to it the pressure is on coaches side to start delivering fail to get three points on saturday and the man in charge may not make it through this winter of discontent it's all to play for him brendan. time to talk culture now with robin merrill from that death of the british composer benjamin britten wrote the war requiem to mark the commemoration of a new cathedral in the city of coventry in one thousand nine hundred sixty two now the original cathedral was destroyed of course in the german bombing raids second world war and innovative new production of the requiem is being stage right now at the english national opera in london robin it dates you and can you tell us all about this new production well first of all i should say benjamin britten was himself an pacifist indeed he was a conscientious objector in the second world war. he was really motivated to write
3:50 pm
this piece about the horrors of war and he did actually dedicated it to four of his friends who fought in the first boy so i'm sure he's quite pleased that being used for the hundredth anniversary of the first world war benjamin britten of course died nine hundred seventy six it's generally considered to be one of the greatest choral works of the twentieth century it has to focus tros it's got a big course it's called our kids a children's choir as well three southers it's a monumental work as you said and this current production actually has as its artistic director the celebrated sort of turn a prize winning photographer the jump photographer evolved to mn so i think we should have a look at it. photographer evolved until mons is snapped happy at his premiere as set designer the piece that the english national opera commissioned from the
3:51 pm
renowned techno family is britain's most revered pacifist theatre work. chairmans usually works in two dimensions. the work time pictures music space and of course the one hundred twenty eight actors on stage that was naturally very exciting it didn't take long to say yes and language . children's most important technical two three massive video warms the prize winning photographer remains true to his original next adorning the stage with documentary and nature photography. is and fun as far as just a black nothing a whole and it was a crazy experience to always be reminded that any life you want to bring into this has to be properly formed. jones stays close to the
3:52 pm
original idea sadness at the futility of war infuses every scene. or a poet can do today is worn was inscribed at the top of britain's scroll this is tillman's intention to in the key scene a german soldier speaks to a british soldier in the here after. their home. and tyler's arts from this is a central state and remains for me incredibly moving and these were friends up to the beginning of the first world war. the english and the germans were inclined to friendship. this point of view and fortunately we are again today.
3:53 pm
tillman's highlights benjamin britten original radical intention the composer wanted his war requiem to bury war for all time. robin do these photos bury war i mean thomas' photos are what you would expect in a war requiem where you well know there are mixed views of his photos and share in that let's have a look at a couple of them close up because he does take photos from nature this actually when if you look carefully and it is actually a grassy bank which may be referring to the fields of florida where so many died in the the great war of course and this one is essential thing a very close off sort of bulky swampy piece of ground again could reference the horrors of trench warfare this one very different more what one would expect from tillman's in such a triptych and it's pictures of football hooligans but obese each other up again
3:54 pm
you know man's inhumanity to man some people like it some of the critics like it some people aren't so sure. it but what what can we expect from tillman's you always is shocking people. now know this is a is a stage production in a theater and that's not not quite the way requiems are usually performed no indeed i've seen the war in a concert situation which is a static situation again people are divided about this one as well some people say it takes away from the music the music says it's all you don't need anything visual as well i remember when i saw the war i had my eyes closed a lot of the time and it's a really extraordinary moving piece but others like it very much that he staged it it does add to the thing i mean arts and culture is all about pushing boundaries so not to be in favor of that really but it has mixed reviews and there's
3:55 pm
a few more performances to go in but it's a wonderful piece of work ok and this piece of work is available on our website you can find out more there what we find out more on the website the piece. of fun didn't you don't called slash culture we don't have a link to it you can google that. the you got to go and see if you could also hear it of the thing called future ok robert merrill as ever thanks very much for bringing us up to date on that. let's get you a reminder now that you're watching good abuse live coverage of the g. twenty summit buenos aires world leaders meeting in the argentinian capital for talks expected to be dominated by trade of course and especially by the ongoing dispute between the u.s. and china over tariffs but president trump has just signed a new trade deal with the leaders of mexico and canada it will be replacing the former north american free trade agreement nafta. so it also comes against a backdrop of a number of disputes including the killing of a saudi journalist she in turkey and the heightened tensions between russia and
3:56 pm
ukraine other look likely to pose all of these a challenge to all the delegates on hand there. with me in the studio to talk about this is our chief political correspondent melinda crane melinda we've been talking about this g twenty summit as one that is coming at a time when there's a threat to the very survival of multi-lateralism are the threats that big right now absolutely they're very big indeed apparently one of the things that is holding up a consensus on a final communique and as you know these things almost always have to be reached by consensus there's no majority voting at the g twenty the two topics that are holding up agreement are apparently the world trade organization the w t o as you know the u.s. has repeatedly said or at least donald trump the president has said that the w t o
3:57 pm
is essentially useless where as a member countries from the from europe absolutely say the w t o and it's rules based system is the only way to ensure that we have a trading order that is even remotely ordered and open so that's one of the issues in the other issue is climate change and apparently no agreement so far on any wording addressing that both of these are areas where we need multilateral cooperation in order to keep goods and services flowing throughout a globalized world economy and on climate change where we need everybody on board to see real progress so very very big matters are at stake here and yet. the g. twenty at the moment is looking like it so absorbed with pressing breaking news
3:58 pm
issues including the russian ukrainian standoff and the presence of crown prince have been summoned and what to do about the allegations against him that he arranged the murder of the journalist that they can hardly get to these bigger issues where we need real coordination on the international level but the president saying this is a meeting is all about american jobs i'm going to protect them i'm going to get a better deal from china that's the big meeting coming up tomorrow with the chinese president is this a crucial meeting how crucial is it very crucial indeed that u.s. china standoff on trade does absolutely threaten to derail trade internationally we're already seeing repercussions not only for the u.s. and china but for other countries as well so if donald trump were to follow through with his threats to impose another two hundred sixty seven billion dollars or impose trade penalties on another two hundred sixty seven billion worth of chinese
3:59 pm
goods that was essentially every product that china sells to the u.s. there would be retaliation in china and i think that would have very serious consequences for the u.s. and the world economy so a lot is at stake but we absolutely don't know where that meeting will go donald trump when he's under fire at home and he is right now there are new allegations about cooperation between his campaign officials during the two thousand and sixteen campaign and russia if he's under pressure he sometimes lashes out we saw that happen at the g. seven summit in june when canada essentially was absolutely undermined by president trump it's not to say it couldn't happen here in buenos aires as well ok and this is being closely watched those deny domestic developments in buenos aires right now let's go live to the argentinean capital now our correspondent there max hoffman the bureau chief from brussels and javier gross of course our business anchor there as well max if i could start with you the leaders have been
4:00 pm
arriving from the g. twenty nations what's on the agenda where you are. on the agenda you have the traditional working sessions at the moment that usually deal with the event in a bad sort of multilateralism of how the world can become a better place to do business also they would typically talk about topics like migration and on saturday climate change and what to do against it all of these things are in the background now because you have a number of leaders here in one desirous who really don't care that much about the multilateral system including the u.s. president donald trump so his biggest victory so far has been the signing the new deal with mexico and canada so the replacement for nafta which he called a very very bad deal if i remember this correctly he called it the worst deal of the history of trade deals and now of course he signed
4:01 pm
a deal according to him that will change the landscape of trade for ever so there is no in-between with donald trump as always it's either great or it's not great at all so this isn't happening here and you can tell for donald trump what's important are these sideline events deciding very symbolic very important to them also because it's under so much pressure at home i don't know if you followed this but michael cohen his former lawyer admitted that he lied to congress on behalf of donald trump more or less so the ties there the pressure there are enormous this is a victory this is important for him he can say i don't really you know it with always go. ok it looks like really a loss of signal there let's remind our viewers where with the opening of the g twenty summit in buenos aires this is day two of you live from berlin now the ongoing trade dispute between the u.s. and china is expected to dominate the talks in the argentinean capital but president trump has signed a new trade deal with leaders of mexico and canada it replaces the north american
4:02 pm
trade agreement or now after the summit has also come against the backdrop of a number of other disputes may include the killing of the saudi journalist. in turkey and the high tensions between russia and ukraine largely to pose a challenge they're all likely to pose a challenge rather to all the delegates on hand in buenos ayres. and with me in a studio as our chief political correspondent melinda crane melinda we've been talking about keeping the multilateral system together that's one of the objectives at this summit what needs to happen to keep it together well certainly there needs to be some form of agreement and affirmation on the international trading order meaning the world trade organization and the need for disputes over trade to be resolved within the w t o rather than by unilateral action which is what we're seeing here with this these excessive new trade sanctions that have been
4:03 pm
imposed in the u.s. the u.s. acting outside the w.t. you know rather than presenting its complaints many of which are justified by the way the u.s. accuses china of theft of intellectual property it accuses china of using joint ventures that it forces essential u.s. companies that want to look at we have some live pictures i'd like to let our viewers know we're seeing the u.s. president on trump arriving now in buenos aires he has a big job ahead of him he wants to convince china we are we understand that. it's a trade deal a current one with the united states needs to be reworked in the background a threat of huge sanctions we're talking about over six hundred billion in goods to be hit with sanctions potentially if america does not get what it wants. linda what do you think donald trump there has
4:04 pm
a big job ahead of them we're giving these live pictures now from buenos aires do you think you could get china to move at all on the current tariff regime that's in place china sent a letter just a few days ago in chinese apparently so it took a little time to translate in washington claiming that it was making concessions the trumpet ministration says that they couldn't see anything new in this new offer but certainly is using ping has indicated that he does want to diffuse the tensions he's talked about sort of symbolic concessions that he would make but as i said one of the crucial complaints of the u.s. is that china through its through its trading order by requiring companies that want to do business there to enter into joint ventures essentially creates a channel whereby chinese companies then steal intellectual property and trade
4:05 pm
secrets from their u.s. partners and america is not alone on the sort of scientists have not relent so far but i think what's crucial here the w t o is not a perfect system but it does offer resolution mechanisms for trying to work out disagreements now if the u.s. to europe is equally concerned about those practices and more there's a lot of concern in both the u.s. and europe over china's state support through its made in china policy twenty twenty five for certain key industries digital for example artificial intelligence europe and the u.s. would very much like to see china open its markets to services so there are a lot of areas where europe and the u.s. could work together theoretically within the w t o for change now if the trouble. not effective it's not going to happen but that certainly would be the preferable
4:06 pm
modus to essentially destroying the institutions and creating a an order that is simply based on the strongest will survive ok that is contingent upon this type of european american cooperation a better relationship between all of the machall and president trump could we see that at this summit we're still waiting for america to arrive well she missed it by that all meeting with president trump this afternoon she was supposed to have had one as right after her arrival that's not going to happen because the official german plane broke down and she had to fly on a normal commercial carrier out of spain to get to the summit and she won't be arriving for several more hours so basically she missed that my motto whether there will be another one scheduled is the question at the moment we don't know for sure susan heard what we also saw the meeting canceled with vladimir putin on the macro missed a number of important meetings as well as she was to have had one with ping as well the manual mccrum so as far as i know she is still going to be seeing mr putin
4:07 pm
tomorrow but certainly she also has some bilateral issues with the u.s. because there's constant concern here about the possibility that the u.s. will impose sanctions on german cars traits actually exist in german cars so another area where the dispute could heat up with real repercussions for economies for both sides many many trade issues out there however it is possible that donald trump could say this is the moment when i need to look conciliatory i have a lot of people at home worried about where the u.s. economy is headed we have seen some rather troubling data out of the u.s. economy lately and he bases his presidency on the health the stock markets he has said many times they are the barometer of his success if they start to wobble then certainly donald trump may start to think a little. about trade and whether it's worth it to push these days this is an exceptional summit isn't it in that we don't know what's going to happen at the end
4:08 pm
many other g twenty summits we always know how they're going to wind up we even know what the closing statements going to be that is not the case with this summit we'll be talking a lot more about it throughout the day and throughout the weekend as well as a progress is now along with trade there are other pressing issues at the summit including how to reduce the rising tensions between russia and ukraine today ukraine has announced the ban on all fighting age russian men from entering the country and ukrainian president petro poroshenko has again shown evidence of what he says are russian tanks are massing along his nation's border the tanks are said to be just eight hundred kilometers from ukrainian territory the said to be close to where russia stores its ammunition and weapons systems. for more on this let's go now to your control teen of the german greens he's a member of the foreign affairs committee and vice chair of the german russian parliamentary friendship group thanks for being with us this morning mr team what do you make of ukraine barring russians age sixteen from sixty to sixty from entering the contrary is this an escalation yes it is an escalation and i
4:09 pm
don't think that three wise because there are a lot of relations between families on both sides of the border and to bend they may have people will sharpen the conflict russia saying that it was a ukrainian provocation in fact what it what you said that. it's very clear that they entered the three vessels off the die left. and we are on the back way back toward death and this is very clear and that captured it in that situation and therefore it was now not necessary if it has being a provocation from new ukrainian side this provocation was over as the russians captured the ship the vessels and captured also to soldiers ok now now the ukraine pressure president petro poroshenko has mentioned that he's concerned about the
4:10 pm
possibility of russian militias forming inside ukraine and joining in with russian forces outside of the country is that a serious threat. and i think if you look on the east ukrainian situation it's in dun gnashed and you see that we have a mix of internal conflict and foreign intervention and that's what the ukrainian side here's the problem is you can't stop this by banning people to visit very latest in ukraine for example and this will sharpen the conflict and therefore i think that is getting bad reaction what the decision has been off today ok in terms of deescalation backing off here u.s. president dollars from council does meeting with vladimir putin at the g twenty summit is the window for deescalating closing in europe and i think the
4:11 pm
stopping of the meeting with putin has nothing to do with the situation in ukraine it as i see it is more last the reaction on the ongoing investigations done by the f.b.i. and the muller investigation he's fearing to appear as weak to russia and that's the reason why you don't want to meet putin had nothing to do with the situation in ukraine. even tina the german green party vice chair of the german russia parliamentary friendship group thanks very much thank you let's take a look now at some of the other stories making the news today a former lawyer for president trump has pleaded guilty to lying to congress about a trump real estate the own russia michael cohen is a key figure in robert miller's investigation into the alleged russian interference in the twenty sixteen election campaign. the number of measles cases has
4:12 pm
spiked globally by more than thirty percent all not according to a new report from the world health organization for port pins the blame on gaps in the x. nation coverage health officials are especially worried about an increase in vaccine skeptical parents who do not immunize their children. according to honduras has convicted seven men in the murder of a prominent environmental activist benteke has had a lot of grassroots campaign against the hydroelectric dam on her tribe's ancestor last she was shot dead in her home and twenty sixteen. it was our live coverage of the opening of the g twenty summit in buenos aires with me in the studios our chief political correspondent linda crane and the argentinean capital at the summit we have for us our brussels bureau chief max hoffman and our business correspondent and anchor javier are max if we can start with you what's on the agenda what's the latest where you are. well the latest has been the signing
4:13 pm
by the heads of state government of canada mexico or the united states of the successor for the nafta trade agreement it is all called u.s. mc a and it's being sold by don't trump as a big victory here what else we have today we have the official working groups that are supposed to deal with multilateralism for example but what's more important at the moment here with the state that multilateralism is in at the moment in the world all the bilateral meetings to supporting for example to reset may meeting the saudi crown prince that's important on the sidelines not confirmed yet we'll probably have a short meeting donald trump in bloody near putin the president of russia that's a more of course the most important meetings the one between don't show up u.s. president and the chinese. ping and of course are going to back also meeting. ok max thanks so much we have to leave it there for both of you as well in buenos
4:14 pm
aires thanks very much melinda are we looking at a potentially lethal threat at this summit if the g twenty doesn't manage to keep multilateral trade on track a threat to multilateral trade in the current system we have we're certainly looking at a threat to the world economy and that is paired with a threat to people's trust in the ability of politicians to problems and we've seen declining trust in many many of the countries represented at the g. twenty the sense the politicians no longer have the tools to address risks in a globalized world it is important that this g. twenty take action on some of those pressing receipts facing the crane is ever our chief political correspondent so very much and thank you for joining us for our extended live coverage of the g. twenty summit in buenos aires i'm brian thomas for the entire team thanks so much for being with us and we'll have more throughout the weekend from the summit by for .

2 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on