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a demonstrator, the people seeing extreme ground getting 200 people from the agency around the world. more than 300000000 people are seeking refuge. yes. why? because no one should have to flee. make up your own mind. d. w. made for mines. ah. does it have the news? a shack coming up to date, china strategic moves in the south pacific res alarm among australia and its allies . china wanted 10 pacific island states to inc. a wide range of deals with bay jing it failed. so what are the concerns with this deal? and how did the pacific island nations themselves view it?
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and later in the program bank books, real life fight club, the cult movie has inspired an underground fight scene in the tide. capital the cops a theme read just like some of the competitors, for the events of proving extremely popular. ah, irish energy, welcome to d. w. news asia. glad you could join us. an attempt by china to secure a sweeping security and trade deal with 10 south pacific islands remains elusive. jay's foreign minister, one ye has was hoping to sign such a pact during a stop in fiji, bought of his diplomatic to out of the region. but one came away from a virtual meeting with his south pacific counterparts. without a deal, he urged them not to be too anxious about his country's aims in the region,
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and promised to clear the air. we hope to long john after the meeting to china will release its own position paper on our end positions, propositions, and co operation proposals with pacific island countries, ovando, and going forward. we will continue to have ongoing, an in depth discussions and consultations to shape more consensus on cooperation shows you the public junction. but the lead up of that commitment saw tom offensive to give the pacific missions on board one that set alarm bells ringing in cambra. but also, as you will see in our extra bought in some pacific islands as well, a whistle stopped charm offensive by china's foreign minister. wine ye, he's spending 10 days island topping in the pacific. seeking to deepen beijing's regional clive's at the center of the tour, i propose co operation packed with 10 pacific island nations. china's calling is
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a common development vision, but a draft of the plan shows that some patients go much further. beijing will become more involved in regional security training police officers and expanding it cyber security reach is, would also gain greater access to natural resources and sensitive marine mapping in return, beijing's dangling the terrace of a free trade deal along with access to china's lucrative marcus. it's also offering financial assistance including humanitarian unpaid debt, make relief to deal with drastically increase china's role in the politics, security, and economy of the south. pacific bass has countries like australia and the u. s. rattles because of their geographical proximity and long standing strategic interests in the region. concerns the u. s. state department as expressed alarm, saying beijing might use to propose the court to exploit the islands and feel regional tensions of the concerns echoed by australia or non ahead. of monday's
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meeting, micronesia president, david pan, willow, pens and 8 page leisure warning fellow, pacific island leaders that the agreement threatened to bring in new cold war iraq best and a world war at west. china's pushing off those fears they thought to the pacific island countries, china is not a newcomer, but an old friend with a long standing friendship. the rapid progress and the relationship between china and the pacific island countries does not come out of thin air. but as naturally progressed over time, china's adamant that the deal has no political strings attached. but with not all pacific island leaders convinced if it's more diplomatic blitz as a head to calm their fears. and joining me now for more is rory met girl. he has heard of the national security college of the australian national university in cambridge, rory a, china hasn't been able to sign off on that security in economic deal with the term
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pacific island states as it wanted to. why do you think that is? this is a significant moment in china's attempts to dominate the pacific, and i think china has overreach. so i think we're seeing a convergence of several factors in the past few days. the, the over rich, the hubris, if you like, all china and foreign minister, while you seem to, to, to read many countries into a many dimensional agreement, security, economics, culture, development, fisheries, et cetera. and of course there was going to be authorization. so i think what's happening now is that the nice business that china is bringing to the region and the cracks, the division of the beginning show. because the small countries cannot reach consensus on dealing with china. therefore they will put on the shelf. but the
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other piece of puzzle i think is the way that the new australian government has been showing real leadership, real engagement with pacific country. not telling them to refuse or ignore china, but to remind them that the choices that by making about the development i put along. and if they had to read the fine because they need to. and in addition, when you are striving governments like the government as a much more progressive foreign policy for the last one and the pool, killing pacific pacific countries, what they need to hear from astray hong climate change, which is obviously an issue for them. so, any way i'd like to get back to the the pacific island states and that does appear to be somewhat an appetite full cooperation with beijing. doesn't mean we're talking. we have the smaller arraignment of security agreement with the solomon islands,
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a bilateral agreement with some more. so there is some sort of an appetite isn't there for cooperation with beijing? oh, look, no question. i mean, these are countries with enormous development needs. it's understandable the only country offering the lions or the infrastructure of the technology to help them to let gap, he's going to receive an audience. and so china is part of the solution for the pacific, but it's not the whole solution. and so what we're also saying is that the vision come to the surface within countries like solomon islands, for example, where of the community wants close to ties to taiwan. part one, to close the aging is worried about the impact of chinese power. and many in that community still want guy. so he's going to be a, a really multicolored tapestry life, all foreign assistance to the city. the main concern,
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i think from an abstract interesting, you know, one country dominates and it does not use development as an excuse for a strategic footprint for security dominance foremost, trailing prime minister scott morrison had referred to the pacific islands as australia as backyard did. australia dropped the ball with engagement in the region . well, to be fair on the previous government, it was trying to do more. you've had a policy called the pacific step up where it was increasing development assistance, increasing security assistance and so forth. but the political messaging was not effective or was not working. there was too much sense that a strategy with either thing, a little bit condescending toward small island countries or that a strategy was looking at all of the problems through the prism of us china, strategic competition. so effect is more continuity than people realize that the
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new government i think has got the right ahead, for example. but it's very fee that we will not use the word back yard in describing the specific estate, but the neighborhood region and in the family. so talk to us a bit about what we can expect from this new government in terms of its engagement with the pacific island states. well, more broadly pacific the broader window specific asia, the new strategy and government really has hit the ground running. we've had a big increase in a strategy is national, national security capability and outlook over the past 5 years or so. so the new government inherits quite a hope, the national security business strategy. but it will now be much more engaged diplomatic, much more emphasis on the listening on multilateralism on broadening the range of
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countries with building ties. we've not only in the pacific but also southeast asia . the previous government rightly elevated the quote of india, japan and the united states as a priority the struggle are and the and we will keep that the new government that to the needs all the pacific and south east asia. and we're already saying, i think severely fruit from that out of the course, making week, well, for any long mess, you can increase in spending and helped to encourage greater court investment in this region. we leave it there for the timing, but thank you so much for joining us today. rodney metcalf from the australian national university. thank you so much. thank you. me now to the gritty, underground fight taking place in thailand capital in bangkok. the bout attract
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amateur fighter is looking to let a few punches, fly, and get bloodied in baton. the st style brawls fall into a legal grey zone which organizers exploit to keep the police from cracking down. when the street lights flicker on, it's also time for flight co, thailand, nothing here is as glamorous as the glitzy ty boxing stadiums. but these underground bouts in the port site neighbourhood of bangkok have their own magnetism. ah, it's quite different from traditional sites. it's fun. it's unique, fighting with containers surrounding us, it's just fun. it's exciting. my venture, my knees and also what when i roll i feel good. the fight club is partly inspired by the cold bread pit movie with the c name. no skills are required here. it's all about instinct. everyone gets to go all out in
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a single 3 minute round. whatever style the use, it's become a local sensation since its founding in 2016. the bottle, the level in the beginning, we just wanted to fight and filmed the fighting. but once to fatigue got on the internet, people became interested. so we ended up creating this club than more and more people approached us. and it all snowballed from there. the gatherings of also gained the attention of the police. they say the match is violate the so called boxing act, which is punishable with a jail sentence. but the group has found a way to keep the fights going on along one of them. we're not under the laws of the boxing act. so that means we're not holding unsanctioned fights or out holding boxing matches, or spots matches. we are holding an event under the association of fight club
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thailand and event with guidelines after the reverie explains where the amateurs allowed to hit their punches, start to connect. and as the co founder puts, it, changed violence into friendship. a very painful friendships there. that's the end of this round of d, w 's asia feast for today. as i brothers more on our website and you can follow us on facebook and twitter as well. we'll see you back here tomorrow. good bye. how many pushed out in the world right now to climate change? any off the story? this is my flex the way from just one week. how much work can really
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