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for mines. this is news coming to you live from berlin and try to warn of a tough struggle as its economy slowed at the opening of the country's legislative assembly in beijing leake a chunk says china is facing many challenges including a profound change in the external environment to find out what this means for our correspondent also coming up a surprise decision in tokyo lawyers for former nissan ball carlos go and says he has been granted bail after more than three months in detention. plus opposition
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leader to the threat of arrest to return home he tells his supporters we are stronger than ever but president nicolas maduro shows no sign of leaving. and need a miracle tonight in the champions league they're looking for high drama at home against england star harry kane and his tottenham team mates second leg of the time which club moves to the quarterfinals and the host is down. following terry martin thanks for joining us china's economy is taking center stage at the annual meeting of the country's national people's congress three thousand delegates from across the country have been gathering in beijing for the. two week
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events will vote on major bills though most have been decided already by communist party leaders in events. at the opening session china's premier league cut the growth target to its lowest in nearly three decades a lower projection is partly due to a tariff war with the united states least said beijing would continue to push for a resolution to the dispute. we will continue to push for trade talks with the us china two years to the principles of mutually beneficial cooperation in development and will continue to advocate fair consultations to solve trade disputes we will earnestly carry out the promises we make and will resolutely protect our legitimate rights and interests. china analyst clifford coonan is with us here in the studio good morning clifford so you've spent a lot of time in china you've attended a lot of these people's congresses as they were let's talk about what we just heard
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there from the premier league he says china is looking for a win win solution in its trade disputes with the u.s. while defending its interests does that sound to you like china is ready to make concessions. it's very hard to say i mean i think china is keen to present a strong image at this at this party congress so on for a domestic audience it's definitely going to be pushing the message at the same time with that with the number of bottles that it's facing at the moment on the tech from diplomatic fronts it's going to have to come up with some sort of concessions particular on trade so i think if i knew where we're going to see concessions that would be right ok well he also addressed the issue of western companies operating in china they of course feel like they face unfair restrictions let's hear what he had to say on that. sure. we will increase the scope at which we
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attract foreign investment we will gradually relax restrictions for entering the market and will reduce negative accounts and allow for more sectors to carry out the operation of foreign and independent investment. relaxing restrictions for foreign investment broadening scope of foreign investment all sounds like change what are the implications of what he's talking about well i think as you say it does sound like change i think a lot of foreign companies are going to be waiting to see how this actually rolls out and we've had promises about more greater market access before more level playing fields which is something the foreign firms have always been looking for so i think people will be waiting to see how it turns out certainly the message is a very positive one for for foreign companies looking to get into china and for foreign companies already in china it's just going to be a question of wait and see i think now the china chinese economy is cooling at this point still growing over you know over six percent which in other countries will be
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envious of president xi jinping warned in january about a cult like a bit and grim international can do set of conditions there what could that mean for the global economy and for china's trading partners like germany well i think as you say the language you know we're seeing is quite tough we also had be co-chairing as well today's talk about the struggle mentioned this is a crucial year so clearly china is aware of the fact that the economy is slowing that it needs to do something it's keen from its side to shore stability at home internationally then german firms like the big car farms the pharmaceutical companies who are who are exporting in large amounts to china are going to be looking for indications of what that will mean for for their exports again be hoping that the market access and level playing field issue was resolved where they feel that they can they can grow their market in china in june with the with their kind of expectations over the last few years clifford thank you very much for
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inside clippard can it. now ahead of this year's people's congress an app that promotes xi jinping speeches and ideas has become hugely popular in the country promoted as a way of studying to make china strong it's being called the communist party's little red app but are millions downloading it because they want to or because they have to. in this beijing office getting ahead is all about easing the little red app called she ching what it means study to make china stronger winning quizzes reposing propaganda all earn brownie points with the bosses. but it's not all fun and games time spent scanning communist party trivia is a job requirement. so you want to make it there so we think the launch of new digital tools like this app will greatly improve the development of our company
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and in particular the political and ideological consciousness of our young employees. more than half a century ago communist china's founder mao to don built his cult of personality with the little red book. propaganda push that's gone high tech under president is easing ping there been more than forty million downloads since the apps january launch china's plugged in generation now has daily thoughts and videos right in their pockets. would you believe it here i think this after is fantastic i really paid attention to these issues before the app ever since i started using it i can see the change a country is making i can see a lot of things that touch my hearts a lot of positive energy out there which encourages me to do what i can to help others. but critics say the colossi digital
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digest has a sinister aim. hong kong based a democracy activist joshua long calls it a form of mind control. this i've just implied the rise off digital offer of power in this in china and it shows how the cognisance. digital. education issue. it. propaganda and ideology. some chinese professional say off camera they feel pressured to download the app which tracks time spent browsing and now wherever they go the communist party can go with them. japanese court has unexpectedly approved a bill request for the former chairman of nissan motor's carlos ghosn he could be out of prison later today but under the bail conditions he is required to remain in japan and has been in jail some three and
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a half months and his bail has been set at nearly nine million dollars was in charge of the renault nissan mitsubishi car alliance and was indeed indicted in japan over allegedly falsifying financial reports and breach of trust he denies the charges. well monica jones from b.w. business is tracking this story for us monica so this was this is a big break for carlos ghosn he's been wanting to get his bail request accepted for four months now and was ready what is changing what is at least what he's trying to destroy there several times what has changed i think the biggest change is that he has a new lawyer who is probably for some reason nicknamed the acquittal so obviously there is some truth to that and of course there were two previous bail requests both were rejected because the court then said that there was the risk that goan
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could flee the country or tampa with evidence well obviously for some reason they found a way to work around it the conditions of the current bail are no oversee travels surveillance cameras at home and there are other measures to prevent evidence off tampering with evidence but there is one change now the prosecution has appealed the bail decision so we don't know if go and actually will be released today only if that. appeal is dismissed so i guess we will have to wait for more details i presume he won't have too much trouble coughing up nine million dollars. just for much more of what triggered his arrest yeah i mean that happened obviously in november november the nineteenth to be exact and i just spoke to a financial market correspondent who also remembers how shocked the business world was when we heard about the arrest and he was arrested on three charges two of which were under reporting his salary worth millions over many years and the third
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one is the charge of a complex scheme to transfer personal investment losses to books there shouldn't be too pleased about that of course denies all these allegations up to the state so where does all this leave the nissan renault mitsubishi alliance which he used to be what exactly he was actually instrumental in overseeing the merger between know and and there is now speculation that all of this that's been happening in the last three months the investigation could be politically motivated that there is maybe some internal power struggle i mean this on being japanese being french again this is speculation and all we know is that nissen declined to comment today's bail decision only saying that an internal probe i'm covered quote substantial evidence of on ethical conduct whatever that is i guess we'll have to wait for that to cast monica jones from d.w.
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business thanks. let's check on some other stories making headlines around the world today u.s. president donald trump looks set to open to new fronts in his trade disputes he wants to scrap preferential treatment for both india and turkey u.s. president claims india is not reciprocating for duty free access to the u.s. it also says turkey's growth means it's no longer a developing countries states. that is cabinet crisis has deepened with the second minister resigning jane is leaving her role as manager of government spending she said she could no longer defend the government's handling of a corruption scandal involving a big construction company. and in the us the democrat controlled house judiciary committee has launched a new probe into possible abuse of power by president trump and his advisors it's demanding documents from dozens of individuals including the president's sons.
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north korean leader kim jong un has arrived back in pyongyang from last week's failed summit with the u.s. president kim's train ride from vietnam took sixty hours is meeting with trump ended abruptly after the two leaders were unable to agree on denuclearizing the korean peninsula. now to venezuela were opposition leader why don't has a rod back in the country defying president nicolas maduro threat to have him arrested for breaking travel ban a travel ban thousands took to the streets across the country in response to his call for nationwide rallies to increase the pressure on president to step down. i he's back in the crowds of caracas airport treat him like a rock star i return to venezuela despite a travel ban imposed by the government he might be arrested at any moment but after touching down he was defiant i want we're here to serve in
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a swale and i we're here to serve our people and to fight for our cause i love you venezuela i love you you would have been. earlier garrido had called on venezuelans to take to the streets and they responded in massive numbers like here in caracas where thousands came out for a change in leadership and against president nicolas maduro you know what i want to meet that and i want i mean things to change and get better. we don't want them to rest why do. this dictatorship is teetering and they don't have what it takes to keep going if they try to stick him in prison that seem at them but it's always a. this abuse of government can only news wresting why do it would be a huge mistake because i don't but i don't but i in caracas quite know called for more protests to increase the pressure on me to step down. yes. on saturday will continue in the streets all of us will and will return to the streets
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were decided and determined to mobilize in search of their freedom we will not rest one second until freedom is achieved you know that i would have idea to do that. on sunday he warned monroe if the government takes him into custody it would be a grave mistake perhaps the last resort. so what's next in the power struggle between. nicolas maduro our correspondent our data center has his assessment of the situation in venezuela. one quite all saw a rock star welcome to his country but the next few days will prove if he can truly deliver on his promise of forcing a change of government and business when many opposition leaders in the past have come and gone without achieving that goal so it's easy to understand why even as well as are losing hope by door has announced massive protests in the coming days and especially during the week it he will have to show strength not only to prove
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that he has the popular support but also that he is in control of venezuela's armed forces something he couldn't prove when he fails to deliver humanitarian aid into the country where though has a difficult task ahead especially since nikolaus my little has threatened to arrest him any minute something that would set the stage for a true international confrontation especially with the united states and with neighboring colombia. you know because javier are gay does there now antigovernment demonstrations have intensified in algeria after president. announced that he would run for a fifth term in elections next month people have been taking to the streets for days across the country with students in the capital algiers boycotting classes protesters have dismissed the president's promise to step down within a year or reelected when opposition presidential candidate has quit the race in protest. always been out in the studio to talk about this is now all but locked our
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she's a political scientist the free university here in berlin good morning good morning now present but if it has offered concessions but the protests are continuing what exactly do the protesters want first of all. very clearly the protests. one to our demand that the resigns in a sense they wear. opposing just this mandate for several reasons because first it's been in power since twenty years since ninety ninety nine and since you suffered from a stroke in two thousand and thirteen was not able to address the people anymore so already the force mandate back in two thousand and fourteen was very contested to nigeria the people worse in the sense push patient they were waiting for the regime to find a solution and nobody was really seriously expecting that the regime would go so
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far to prison. a president whose health is so much deteriorate to tweeze saw him back in november two thousand and two for the last time. and it was a very. disappointing picture so. are demanding. that the regime. yeah let's. go and also there. going far far i mean the protesters not only concentrating their anger on the president with a few but also in general ok so they're very frustrated and president but a flake is in very very poor health yet he has thrown his hat into the ring nonetheless and that has really angered the people who were already out on the streets protesting before he even announced his candidacy again what are his prospects of being reelected. i mean in terms of the population of course there are
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appeals to boycott the elections usually elections boycotted in nigeria but it seems that the regime wants to let's put a few women and this is what few of their ok if you put a flea get to flee get ends up back in office and he indeed dropped off or you know fulfills his offer to step down early and hold a plebiscite on a new constitution would that satisfy people not at all i mean currently people are . feeling that this proposition is a kind of insult because they've been on the streets in several weeks. in huge demonstrations and actually this proposition is really felt as a kind of. measure for the regime to gain time and. in a sense now we have discussions among the population to see that of course we want to transition towards a democratic regimes and people are discussing on the streets you know they are
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imagine a. new forms of political engagement and so there is a kind of. interesting dynamic going on but people don't want it this is the regime that's q. and. a political scientists have problems for university thank you so much for being with us this morning thank you. many people here in germany have been taking part in carnival tens of thousands have been parading through the streets to celebrate rose monday revelers often use the occasion to poke fun at politicians but this year some feel that channel i'm going to merkel's heir apparent went too far with one joke the w.'s caper eighty as the story. it's carnival again in germany time for candy costumes and political satire u.s. president trump germany's diesel scandal plastic pollution and the demise of germany social democrats are just some of the headliners of one parade in cologne amid the
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festivities angle america's every parent and leader of germany's conservatives and click come karrenbauer has come under fire for making a con of all joke about into sex and transgender people they have other informed choice for quips and billy who's been to berlin recently they've got the latin mafia also faction they're introducing toilets for the third gender this is for men who can't decide if they want to sit and want to stand when they pay go no that's unsettling mission that that's what it is the quip was badly received by both l g b t rights groups as well as politicians from across the political spectrum but then deputy mayor klaus lead over called the footage a travesty the chairperson of the largest party in the bundestag finds it funny to denounce groups of people who don't meet the current macho gnomes using khan of all festivities as an excuse he tweeted a shame. on the streets of cologne opinion was divided among revelers.
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don't really honestly i think it's a bit overblown it's a carnival gag just the kind of guy could they shouldn't take things like that so seriously it's not so bad. come about as they say anything goes at carnival but not always and as a politician you have to know what you're saying and i found it a bit out of place i think i learned the floats in kandy have been packed away for another year but karrenbauer his comments might be back to haunt the board be chancellor for some time to come. a german a research ship is due to go on a unique expedition this autumn the vessel will drift through the arctic for a year and deliberately get trapped in the ice the aim is to find out how the arctic changes over a year and what impact climate change has on the polar icecap. it's slated as the
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biggest arctic expedition in history scientists who are training for it in northern finland are practicing by taking my samples from the frozen baltic sea and testing their equipment store ability in temperatures below minus forty degrees. equipment stuff we have here that's never been tested in these conditions. that's why it's good to try out before we take off so instead of having to stay late. too bad it didn't work out as we planned and yet they still think of god the german research vessel polar star will set up for the arctic in september and settle into the pack ice the movement of the ice alone will nudge the ship toward the north pole which is normally inaccessible during the arctic winter the researchers want to increase their understanding of how the region is changing. this is i'm broke the arctic is one part of the planet that's extremely affected by
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climate change more than other regions when the arctic ice sheet melts further if you have a serious impact on other areas of. the team hopes the new data will help them determine further effects of climate change and improve their ability to forecast the consequences. the ball now in the champions league round of sixteen words german club dortmund face an uphill struggle against the england team tottenham don't know suffered a bruising three nil defeat in the first leg of the tie and they've recently faltered in the bundesliga two still the club plays at home tonight and a bracket this comeback would get their season back on track. dortmund are about to face their toughest test in what has been an increasingly dramatic and difficult season if they had to come through their champions league tie with tottenham they'll need big performances from every one of their stop play is foremost among them captain marco royce who's returning from injury.
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it's really important that we believe in ourselves we have to put in a top performance we have to be at our best if they get a goal then of course it's going to be very difficult but the whole team and everyone around us believes we can do it and we have to keep the faith in this no. tottenham have their own returning star instructor harry kane spurs managed to defeat dortmund three nil in the first leg without the england international they'll be even more deadly with him back in the squad tottenham know that they hold all the cards boss they won't be resting on their roles. in the first two for good. the start of the game in a very would. we must to be able to see if we must to to fight from the beginning. and then we'll have to be at their best if their defense can manage to shut out and
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their attack fires on all cylinders and they could still be in with a chance. just a reminder of the top story we're following for you here today on the news china's leaders have warned of a tough struggle as the country. anomie slows at the opening of china's rubber stamp parliament in beijing promised certainly kate chong said try there was facing many challenges including a trade war with the u.s. and what he called the growing pains of economic transformation. don't forget you can always get t.v. news on the go just download from google play or from the apple store it will give you access to all the latest news from around the world as well as push notifications for any break it. could also use the v.w. to send us photos and video. of the time terry martin you've been watching
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