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this is news coming to you live from china warns of a tough struggle as its economy slows at the opening of the country's legislative assembly in beijing prime minister leek a chung says china is facing many challenges including a profound change in its external environment find out what this means from our correspondent also coming up but as well as opposition leader of one why dode defies the threat of arrest to return home he tells his supporters we're stronger than ever but president nicolas maduro shows no signs of. an
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algerian students step up their protests they say they won't back down until the president agrees not to run for a fifth term. plus dorchen 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 the second leg of the tie determines which club moves to the quarterfinals and the hosts. hello i'm 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 around three thousand delegates from across the country have been gathering in beijing for the two week events they'll vote on major bills most have already. been decided by
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communist party leaders in advance in the opening session china's premier league. cut the growth target to its lowest in nearly three decades of lower projection is partly due to a tariff war with the united states he 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 when development and we'll 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 could show he says china is looking for a win win solution in its trade disputes with the us 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 that message at the same time with that with the number of bottles that it's facing at the moment on the tech front diplomatic front it's going to have to come up with some sort of concessions but particularly on trade so i think a venue where we're going to see concessions that would be on trade 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 attract foreign investment we will gradually
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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 how it turns out certainly the message is a very positive one for for foreign companies looking to get into china for foreign companies already in china it's just going to be a question of wait and see i think now that china chinese economy is cooling at this point still growing over you know over six percent which in other countries would be envious of president xi jinping warned in january about
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a complicated 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 said the language you know we're seeing is quite tough we also had because 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 up stability at home internationally that german firms like the big car farms the pharmaceutical companies who are who are exporting in large amounts to 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 and 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 your insights clifford couldn't. well ahead of this year's people's congress and
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the promotes sheeting ping's 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 but are millions downloading it because they want to or because they have to. in this beijing office getting ahead is all about a sing the little red app called she it means study to me china strong winning quizzes reposed in 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 woman. so we think the launch of new digital tools like this app will greatly improve the development of our company and in particular the political and ideological consciousness of our young
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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 zs 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 died just as a sinister aim. hong kong based democracy activist joshua long calls it
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a form of mind control. this have just implied the rise off digital offer of power in this in china and it shows how the communists or if you will foods that are digital. occasion issue. it propaganda or. ideology. some chinese professionals say off camera they feel pressure to download the app which tracks time spent browsing and now wherever they go the communist party can go with them. japanese court has approved a bail request for the former chairman of new sun motors carlos go in but it's unclear if or when go on is to be released from jail as the prosecution has appealed that bail decision. has been incarcerated for some three and a half months now in his bail has been set it nearly nine million dollars and was
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in charge of the renault nissan mitsubishi car alliance and was indicted in japan over allegedly falsifying financial reports and breach of trust he denies the charges. now to some of the 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. he also says turkey's growth means it is no longer a developing country. can it is kept a crisis as deep and with a second minister resigning janesville part 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 hillary clinton has for the first time ruled
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out a u.s. presidential bid in twenty twenty five can say it although she will not run she will keep speaking out for what she believes the engine started as the frontrunner in the two thousand and sixteen race but ended up losing to donald trump. venezuela's opposition leader who has arrived back in the country to find president nicolas maduro as threat to have him arrested for breaking 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 would doro just step down. i he's back in the crowds at caracas airport treated like a rock star i want to 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 we're here to serve in a swale and i we're here to serve our people and to fight for our cause i love you
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venezuela i love you and i 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'm up at me and i want to get all we want things to change and get better. we don't want them to arrest 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. disabuse of government can only news arresting why do it would be a huge mistake because i don't but i don't know but i in caracas cried oh called for more protests to increase the pressure on mr of a step down. yes. on saturday will continue in the streets all of this weather will return to the streets were decided and determined to mobilize in
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search of their freedom we will not rest one second until freedom is achieved you know that without that you have. 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 get us sent us this is the situation in venezuela. one white 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 in venezuela many opposition leaders in the past have come and gone without achieving that goal so it's easy to understand why even as well and are losing hope by door has announced a massive protest in the coming days and especially during the week it he will have to show strength not only to prove that he has the popular support but also that he
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is in control of venezuela's armed forces something he couldn't prove when he fails to deliver humanitarian aid into the country where the all has a difficult task ahead especially since nicolas 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. a get us there in bogota. your watching did there's still the breaking away we needed the ugandan child who hopes that breakdancing will give him his big break in life and help him to help others. and to government demonstrations have intensified in algeria after president. announced that he will run for a fifth term in elections next month people have been talking taking to the streets for days cross-country with students in the capital algiers boycotting classes
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protesters have dismissed the president's promise to step down within a year if reelected when opposition presidential candidate has quit the race in protest it's. always been now in the studio to talk about this is now all but locked our she's a political scientist at the free university here in berlin good morning good morning bill present beautifully good has offered concessions but the protests are continuing what exactly do the protesters want first of all. very clearly the protest. want to 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 one thousand and nine and since you suffered from a stroke in two thousand wasn't able to address the people anymore so already the fourth mandate second two thousand and fourteen was very contested to
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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 far to prison. a president whose health is so much deteriorated to saw him back in november two thousand and two for the last time. and it was very. pictures so. are demanding. that the regime. yeah let's but if you go and also they're going far far i mean the protesters are 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
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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 appeals to boycott the elections usually elections boycotted in nigeria but it seems that the regime wants to let's go to the women and this is what's fueling here ok what if but if we get if we get ends up back in office and he indeed drops 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. huge demonstrations and actually this proposition is really felt as a kind of. measure for the regime to gain time and. in
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a sense now we have discussions among the population to say that of course we want to transition towards a democratic regimes and people are discussing on the streets you know there imagine a. new forms of political engagements and so there is a kind of. interesting dynamic going on but people don't want the subject of the regime. as political scientists have problems for university thank you so much for being with us this one. thank you for it's carnival season then many people here in germany have been joining the festivities tens of thousands paraded through the streets yesterday to celebrate rose monday revelers often use the occasion to poke fun of politicians but this year some feel the chancellor merkel's heir apparent went too far with one joke you know because kate brady has the story. gets caught of ol again in germany time for candy costumes and political satire u.s.
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president trump germany's diesel scandal plastic pollution and the demise of germany social democrats are just some of the headliners of parade in cologne amid the festivities angela merkel 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 their father in form or a short clip from billy who's been to berlin recently they've got the let's say my fiance 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 being go no doubt since it's a mess and that she had a right to put 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 macleod slid over called the footage a travesty the chairperson of the largest party in the bundestag finds it funny to
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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. transcendant honestly i think it's a bit overblown it's a cause of all gog just a carnival guy could they shouldn't take things like that so seriously as not so bad the system is all about income. that is they say anything guys 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 and candy have been packed away for another year but caraballo is comments might be back to haunt them would be tense in the for some time to come. for ball now and the champions league round of sixteen more german club dortmund face an uphill struggle against the england team talking of dortmund suffered
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a bruising three nil defeat in the first leg of the ta and they've recently faltered in the bundesliga two still the club plays at home tonight and a miraculous comeback would get their season back on track. top men's 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 top 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. 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 north and. tottenham have their own returning star instructor harry cane spurs managed to defeat dortmund three nil in the first leg without the england
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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 leg we need to forget that if you need. to start of the game you nobody would live in. we must to be able to see if we must to to fight from the beginning. dortmund then will have to be at their best if their defense can manage to shutouts and their attack fires on all cylinders and they could still be in with a chance. a german research ship is due to go on an unusual expedition this autumn the vessel will drift through the arctic for a year and deliberately get trapped in the ice in a mist to find out how the arctic changes over a year and what impact climate change has on the polar ice cap. it's slated as
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the 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 off 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 planted a new light on this so think of. 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
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is i'm broke the arctic is one part of the planet that's extremely affected by climate change more than other regions when the arctic ice sheet melts further it will 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. right there in saying has come a long way since it was invented by african-american kids in nineteen seventies and eighties uganda is one of the countries where it has taken root twelve year old. is hoping to use his skills as a breakdowns or to help others. i you gun does brick dance boy. i this is what. he loves to do. i want to make amends and movements
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can remember so much as was only natural yes i'm still ok i. make making this. all ok i'm ok i feel. if the twelve year old does not see he picks up the brush. sprinting teacher is he's number one fun. to profession a downside structure as. this kid. on t.v. . you know what they do so i came in and i got a boy. i like. is now average about to disclose how much. his instructor has already sported the youngster styling.
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he's attention span is amazing for a four young kid of his age but i think that tension span comes from the passion they have for the art. i feel i have no one is forcing him to do what he what he does he comes here ones up stretches goes into classes and he learns. most children here come from slums are wrong uganda's capital kampala. dancing helps them keep focused on being a big dreams. to me and we're going to show him playing out down south and i want to make my own. yeah i teach children old people and they make some something. like a big building. their children have funds.
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they tend to. have worked. on do you become like me. cattle knows that a car you don't see you doubted you creation could be impossible. for t.v. not school you took some time to come to team p.s. . we also a business coming up for you monica's here to tell us what's in it well the geneva motor show is ahead is about to kick off this weekend terry and of course all the big manufacturers of ai i would team is there already because it hasn't kicked off just yet there is press day to day but i was able to catch a glimpse of some of the most beautiful cars there on display i don't course also to gauge the mood because despite all the beautiful she there are a lot of worries let's just think of trade and breaks it so there's a lot to talk about and i'll definitely go. on bring us up to speed
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a lot happening in the car industry a lot of the new technologies coming along the speech yes not just. some good things. will be back in just a minute i'll be back next hour thanks for being with us.
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