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ah, ah, ah, ah, with mm. investigating the use and abuse of power across the globe on al jazeera. ah, what you all deserve me sell robin in doha, reminder of our top news stories. somali forces are using explosives to target al
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chabad. fight is the hotel in mogadishu. at least 15 people have been reported killed during a seas that began on friday night. witnesses say there were 3 blast before gunman entered the building. a series of drone attacks have been reported in russian controlled crimea, and official in it's of us to poll says the unmanned aircraft were shot down just above the headquarters of moscow's black sea fleet. the governor says it fell on a roof and caught fire, causing minor damage trees. a boat has more from odessa. this is a 2nd such strike in less than a month. and it's coming after a series of attack of strategic attacks that been ongoing in the crimea, and the largest one was against the saki airbase of air, where western officials and military experts are saying that put out russia, the black sea navy aviation, at least half of it out of combat q. so this is extremely interesting because it shows in a way that ukraine is trying to reach further into the crimea,
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pending so that it's not clear yet how they're doing it, because the crate is not officially acknowledging that they're carrying such attacks. so military experts are speculating whether special forces could be involved or parties which are governors, government, supporters, ukrainian government borders in crimea for carrying out such attacks. and what's important about all this is that russia has said that any type of attack on crimea could have massive retaliation. what's going on in crimea in this week. so that's what president soleski has been talking constantly like there's no capital ation that he's objective is to take back crimea to take back all the heavy toys that have been occupied by russia, even though that means they're willing to continue fighting for that. so that because the lou kingdom is kind of a new mother after months of succession disputes, mrs. zulu, the son of the late king goodwill, the willie teeny, is set to be recognized as the leader of the nation's largest ethnic group. to meet
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the miller is on goma with more the official residents. one of them all that king mrs. luke cause will a tv and that way he is going to enter the qual, an important symbolic tradition that goes back to the 18th before him. and that's really symbolic of him. now taking thrown, taking the throne as the king. some of the events did take place in the last 24 hours in the privacy and not open to the public. we also know in the last day or 2, the king also killed a lion at a nearby game resolve. and that attached to gaining power and symbolizing his power as a king, you will that lie in skiing skin as part of the ceremony that were expected to see in the coming all was now the people who are attending the coronation are made up of sue, who was the warriors, these are the men who would protect the king and fight for ever you should go to
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war. as well as a maidens who are here to show their loyalty and the support of the king. like many others before him, that the throne has been contested, and in this case, by 2 of his brothers who say the day otherwise will king. there was a well drawn up by the tin woodside last tv to his father about the members of the royal family, who said that was a fortunate document the court to have it now tend to have a different thing and tools. but none of that has what's up to now one, and if you all, some of the people you, i'm sure many of the people here who have come to show the loyalty there behind the new king and fully support him. despite that division within the royal family, trans military leadership is due to discuss the timelines, the national elections with rebels, opposition parties, and civil society groups. law street the party signed the peace agreement in dough paving the way for negotiations. its hope that all its all bringing into decades of
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conflict. but the 2 largest rebel groups are not taking part. thanks for me or any general has been arrested on charges linked to the disappearance of 43 students in 2014. he's zeus marilla, let a highly criticized inquiry into the case. i'll be back with more news and half now here on out there next to the bottom line to stay with us. ah hi, i'm steve clemens and i have a question or relations between the 2 biggest powers in the world, china, in the united states, on an unstoppable collision course. let's get to the bottom line. ah, despite their differences the u. s. in china have gotten by for decades. up until recently,
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american manufacturers love moving their operations at china on human rights. questions like concerns about repression of muslim sense and john, or suppression of rights in hong kong. the nations are passionately divided in washington. their fears at china is astounding economic growth and it's attainment of technological and scientific parity in many key industries of the future, threatened america's lead position in the world. and they see china is working hard to situate itself as the most powerful nation on earth. and if that's not enough of a hot mess of challenges, a bipartisan group of us senators and house members have now followed on the trip to taiwan by how speaker nancy pelosi, who defied both the white house and china in urging her not to take that trip. china seas. taiwan is part of it, sovereign territory, but the deal has been that china won't take the island by force while the u. s. promise is not to recognize, ty, ones, independence, that ambiguity has kept the regent stable for decades in protest. the policies visit china has halted numerous bilateral talks and collaboration on everything from climate change to drug trafficking,
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to regional security and military coordination. and president joe biden has stalled any action on lifting trade sanctions imposed by his predecessor, donald trump on chinese imports. but despite the downward spiral, the 2 nations are really joined at the hip doing more than $700000000000.00 a year and trade with each other. so what are they strategic partners, strategic competitors or strategic enemies? and what does it mean to you to me and to the rest of the world? joining me today is chinese ambassador, the united states chin gong. prior to this post, he served as the deputy minister of foreign affairs in beijing. ambassador. it's great to be with you today and talk to you and i really want our audience to understand the chinese dashboard when it comes to taiwan. we've seen the trip of, of speaker how speaker nancy pelosi. you warned her not to go and said there would be consequences, widest high one matter. so significantly to use strategically. thank you for having me. nancy pelosi, vivid to taiwan,
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was reckless and the provocative. because it upgraded the substantive bar relations between united states and a tie one and it valets the u. s. commitments in the 3 joint communiques of china and the united states that there is only one china and the government of the people's republic of china is the so legal government representing the whole and the same tyna. and that united states will not develop an official links with taiwan and nancy pelosi visit to taiwan. we have her and we have seeing what she did. and what he said is not
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at our official visit. he said, very clarity. you know, her statement of our arrival in taiwan that her visit is official at she herself is not a person in the strait his number 3 in the u. s. government. and she carries great political sensitivities. so by going to taiwan, declaring that the united space size with the higher wins authority, who, which put the taiwan independence on with political agenda in the parties. the parties of democratic a progressive party's constitution is
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a show of the united states, emboldening tiven independence forces. you know, the consequences are very seriously as we have warned the u. s. side repeatedly. now, we are dealing with the fall out of her visit. one of the things that i have been surprised by after her visit was that while president biden did not ask her not to go the national security bureaucracy, the pentagon, various national security officials that work for president biden were very concerned about her, her visit and thought that it would be a trigger when you hardened in any way to see that divide in the government. that there were a lot of people in the u. s. government who did not support her trip. well, we only pay attention to the end result.
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the congress is a part of a u. s. government and the congress is obliged to respect and follow the american foreign policy in adding country. there's only one foreign policy. so you can say that the executive branch has of one and the congress has another one. and we are dissatisfied with what has happened already, and we don't believe that the executive branch of the united states have done enough to stop her going, what is trying to trying to achieve in the world. so 1st of all, china is working for delivering a better life to his own people. you know,
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this is saw at the center piece of the mission of the coming to the party of china and the government of china. so what we are doing is to, you know, make our self a stronger and prosperous so that we can satisfy all our people's desire for a better life. and at the same time, you know, china can have many more to deliver for work, peace, security, and common development. and china is a force for peace and stability. but regrettably, my country is being misperceived and miscalculated. some people see china as a challenge or even
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a threat trying to replace the united states this of the or not, or it's not our intention. so we want to have a stable carpeted relations with united states because we do believe that china, united states have a massive share responsibilities and common interests. you know, we have our challenges at home. i think that the 1st thing to do, but you have us to manage our own affairs well and a good relationship between china, united states, well serve the interest of our 2 countries. and we also cited meet the desire of the international community for peace,
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security and for joint efforts to tackle the common challenges the international community is facing and saturday the status co all for china, us relations is very worrisome is going down here. this is because, as i mentioned, that china is being misperceived and calculated. and china us relations now is being driven by fear not by the common interest and by the common responsibilities of all countries. you know, people forget that, you know, the bilateral trade volume annually between the 2 countries have accepted the, you know, $750000000000.00 us dollars. people forget that the before call it,
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you know, 5000000 mutual visits to, to not to countries. and people forget that in china, united states, one of the most important trading partners to each other and the people forget there are, there are hundreds of thousands of chinese students, you know, starting in the united states and the more and more american young people, they truth china to study. so i think it's time to bring back common sense coming interest and common responsibility back to the center stage of for us china relations on our differences and the disagreements cannot justify confrontation, why i've heard you recently use the term threat phobia and using the escalation of
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rhetoric over taiwan in the united states. as part of that, what do you think is driving american worries and concerns about chinese behavior? from your perspective, i think there is indeed a fear or kind of phobia in the united states and it's spreading is at racism. i well, maybe you can make a judgment, but i do feel that, you know, in this country, asian hate is on the rice. and the chinese scientists, chinese students feel more and more unsafe in the country. and our normal interactions, corporations in various fuse now being affected negatively
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by fear. i think a lot of americans look at what they see in china and taiwan and high hong kong. and some of what they see are say, the 0 coven policy, where many people are locked in their residence for very long period of time. and we've seen the youtube videos, et cetera, people and their frustration. or in hong kong, we saw massive protests that were, were put down and a lot of americans because they believe that that was a democracy movement, or they see taiwanese, that worry about, you know, their future autonomy and, and even some of them, if you said, want independence, there is a sort of affinity that, that in many americans feel for that. and i guess i'm interested when it comes to triggering this crisis again in the future. what is your response? and they're saying, how can china either respond on those situations to alleviate americans concerns
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that china is trying to squelch autonomy and, you know, basically basic freedoms in human rights to have a more trusted relationship there. i mean, i'm just sort of interested in why taiwan is so such an exploitable situation that, that it can lead to a quick escalation like it did. and i think in part of it is because so many americans basically have empathy for freedom. well, the classroom of taiwan fundamentally speaking is not about democracy. our freedom is about china's national sovereignty. and tara, tara integrity, is about the national dignity of chinese people. the historical fact is that china has been pop. taiwan has been part of china since ancient times. and in the history taiwan has
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been, was separated from its motherland by that colonial and the japanese invaders. but the chinese people, we've worked so hard at the, a huge cost to get tab and back to the motherland. so people need to understand history and need to know the international law. so what is the international law one, china principal, kurt campbell, who is president biden's coordinator for indo pacific affairs. he's a long time asia hand is actually said, don't believe the chinese on this that they that peaceful unification is not the agenda that they are seeking that they use. nancy pelosi is trip as
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a pretext to position itself better and, and to end, to take advantage of this moment a fairly straightened plane from, from kurt campbell. i just be interested in how you see that moment what, what, what were you doing to send the signals that this would be troublesome? i don't know. based on what this american senior official open, he said that don't believe china will practice our will work for peace for re unification. as i mentioned earlier, i know people on both sides of the taiwan suite, all our competitors, you know, and we will do our best to achieve feel free to cation, but we will not renounce the arm piece for
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miss this is not targeting ad chinese people in taiwan, this is to deter a hand for all for the time i in dependence, separate forces and to deter the foreign innovation so that we can best protect the prospect of peace for re unification. is there any way to get back to a healthy relationship from your perspective? from the china doesn't believe that the coupling, as in the interest of either china or united states and it will hurt both of us and it will hurt the whole work. giving in the weight and the, the, the influence and the responsibilities of china and the u. s. and
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secondly, we do not want to decouple. no, we want more exchanges and the more cooperation to get this relationship off the current difficulties. we need to, ah, take some very important, ah, principles to heart that if you know this relationship should be built on the principle of for mutual respect, mutual trough are peaceful coexistence. and we, when corporation, as proposed by president she,
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i remember when ben vice president biden helped arrange the sunny land summit with using ping and brock obama. and i was with vice president biden in china when he met season paying the 1st time. and there seemed to be a very good relationship, a relationship of mutual respect and vice president by now, president biden told me that he respected disease in pink and thought that he was a forward thinker. do you think there's a level of trust still in that relationship and mutual respect or do you think it has been now spoiled so badly by the events that you've been concerned about? well, i'm very concerned about the level of trust between china and the us. simply because that china is being seeing as a 10 inch and simply because that the china phobia is why to be
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spread in the us. so if you see somebody as a friend or partner if something. but if you see somebody as, as a threat or a challenge, no, it's a totally different story. so how to restore trust, we need to back to the very basics. that is, to have a fair and objective of china's intention of development. and the barrier mind our common interests and common responsibility, which believe we believe that the far all the way our differences and disagreements . we should not let differences or disagreements, disagreements in the way all fall,
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the development of our relations. and there are differences and that this and the disagreements should not justify no confrontation and the hosted hostilities and basher years ago when then premier who g towel was visiting washington. i was seated next to a guy who was the equivalent of the director of the policy planning staff of your ministry of foreign affairs. so i said, oh, this is a great opportunity. tell me, what's china's grand strategy in the world. and his response to me kind of joking was how to keep you americans distracted in small middle eastern countries, which had a ring of truth in it, in that era. what is china's grand strategy today? felt china, the grand strategy is to save god work, peace, security and johnny hands with people of
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o l. a. countries for common development and shared prosperity. and we want to have a piece for and friendly international environment too far to concentrate on laura domestic development, which will deliver a better life for chinese people. nothing more, nothing else. and i want, i made them better. my role is trying to distract united states from a fear of china and the from china phobia. and the word is big enough to accommodate china and united states. let me give you a story. the 1st secretary of treasury is hamilton.
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and there is a musical code in hamilton, and he had a political enemy that is elenbird at that time he was a widespread them in the united states. yes. and the, and the result was not happy. the 2 man just say the lead had a deal. yeah. and at the end of the do, vice president lamented that the word is big enough for me and the mr. help me at that. so let's look at the work today and let's look at china us relation. i want to borrow mr. bird remarks that the word is big enough for
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china and united states. and we don't need to have the tragic incident more than 200 years to repeat yourself today. well, the bastard chin, gong, chinese ambassador, united states, i really appreciate your candor and for you joining us today and talking us through these issues. thank you so much. thank you. so what's the bottom line today? we talked about the future of us china relations. my quick bottom line is that the 2 top global powers will always struggle for dominance. bring the ship and rivalry are really baked into this relationship forever. but the cataclysm that would come if the u. s. and trying to work harder to separate than to cooperate would probably do most all. so another way must be found to avoid a catastrophic collision. but this week were also marking the killing of one of our dearest colleagues, sharina ob, who aqua by israeli forces. and ginny, last may,
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sharon was a phenomenal journalist and objective witness to events that she reported on so that all of us would have insights into what's happening. she was killed for doing her job analysis has shown that an israeli bullet ended her life and yet no one has been held accountable. impunity is incredibly dangerous and the death of sharina is a placeholder for the harassment, the detention to torture, and sometimes murder of journalists around the world. i hope you will think of her today, as we call for authorities to bring her killers the justice that she and we deserve . and that's the bottom line. ah, hulu .
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