30 officers were seen in have to his headquarters and others that many normally kind of felt that it was a nightmare under the rule of half her forces they misuse the city's facilities including hospitals which became overcrowded with their casualties. life is turning to normal but the fighting has taken its toll on the people's lives government forces are in full control of the city some of have those forces have it treated to the nearby town of. others do the city of daraa who are now but this is the way anybody and remains tense and people here are worried that half those were planes could target government forces within the city. area. still ahead on al jazeera. mexico's president announces an economic boost to help thousands of migrants plus. in the parker desert and i'll tell you the impact of extreme bed there on people and animals here.
the weather sponsored by cattle and ways. that was the rain goes north finally with the sun that means a good part of into these if not all of the dinies it is almost reliably dry there are few showers around of italy but given what we have had to see a forecast of drivers are in sort of way sea and in java it's nice i'm sure it's true for most of borneo but if you're in singapore you are still in the showers and if you're in the philippines particularly luzon now that's going to really wear it as it should do but it's there for a couple of days particularly heavy i think around there and to the north the same is true with that cloud poor trusts all of one of these most of thailand cambodia laos and vietnam. in australia given it's the opposite season the weather though
active is bringing snow rather than running to some places this cold front will just give a dusting i think in the far south east corner the high ground in victoria victorian alps if you like rains tasmania following it on this 13 degrees of able to use the sun comes out adelaide same in melbourne the bit warmer in sydney and the person that stays much the same and that cold breeze actually doesn't make much difference the temperature of brisbane northwards we're talking about middle twenty's here as well at least for the next day found sunday if the sun is out in new zealand but disappears come monday. the weather. delays. in the cost trumps deal of the century $50000000000.00 to kickstart a more abundance ready palestinian peace process but not a single dollar pledged plus the chinese electric car maker about to take on the lights of the job but also industry counting the cost on al-jazeera.
this is the opportunity to understand in a very different way where there. is and we don't leave. again you're watching as the. top stories this summit of the world's biggest economies as ended with china in the united states agreeing to restart talks and try to end a trade war u.s. president said he would not impose any new tariffs on china for now. from head to south korea next where rival rallies are being held in the capital seoul some people are out on the streets to welcome the u.s. president but others have assembled with a clear message to trump is not welcome. forces loyal to war after threatening to
target flights and ships coming from turkey and arrest turkish nationals in libya after it accuses turkey of supplying weapons to forces allied to the u.n. backed government after they captured a strategic city south of the capped. and european powers haven't done enough to help iran avoid the crippling u.s. sanctions that's the view of iran's deputy foreign minister after hours of talks in vienna the meeting was billed as the last chance to save the 2015 agreement paul brennan reports. in 2015 the negotiating teams came to the lavish public coburg in vienna to sign and seal the. nuclear deal 4 years later they're here trying to save it britain china france germany and russia have announced that instead is now operational a complex barter type system to let european countries trade with iran while avoiding u.s. sanctions tehran has set a july 7th deadline that's when its threatened to begin enriching uranium close to
weapons grade purity if its oil exports aren't resumed or it believed that it was a. positive and constructive meeting. i can say want to step forward compared to the previous meetings we had. but it is a still not enough and it is it is still not clear to you don't say expectations china are the biggest buyer of iranian oil has also hit out at the united states for its unilateral action we rejected the unilateral imposition of sanctions and for us the and it is security is important and the importation of all is important to the chinese the security energy security and also to the livelihood of the people president trump took the united states out of the j. c.p.o. a deal last year and is pressurising the european signatories to do the same at the
same time the u.s. is demanding that iran must abide by the deal of limited stockpile of enrich uranium previously iran exported excess uranium to stay within the limits of the sanctions now prevent that the u.s. special envoy on iran is touring european capitals to muster support for president trump stance on friday he was in london we are trying to restore deterrence to reestablish deterrence against iran. we are also putting ourselves in a position where if we are attacked by iran we can respond with military force but that is only if. but on the nuclear deal european countries are sticking with iran calling the agreement a major contribution to stability in the region can the instead straining system deliver enough economic benefits to keep iran from abandoning the treaty perhaps not but it's been described as the last chance paul brennan al-jazeera. and the man who drove his car into a group of protesters in charlottesville virginia killing one of them is going to
prison for life before a court sentenced him james alex fields expressed his remorse for the 2017 attack practical he reports. it was the moment the country realized white supremacist worm boldin taking to the streets of charlottesville virginia in mass with tiki torches they shouted a chorus of racist and anti-semitic chants was 7 they protested the removal of the confederate statue their hate would not go unchallenged hundreds of counter protesters met them head on there were clashes and then there was this crash. james alex fields was behind the wheel he was found guilty of killing heather higher and injuring dozens in this chaos he pled guilty to federal hate crime charges in exchange prosecutors dropped the death penalty and now he's learned for his crime he will spend the rest of his life in
prison susan bro is highers mother she says she believes her daughter's death and his sentence sends an important message the last time i saw my daughter was to identify her body and to sign the papers for her to be cremated and i held her bruised pain and bruised arm and i said i'm going to make this count for years and that's what i've done and i will continue to do you don't get to not my child down and silence that voice without 500 more raising up. this was a moment where the country's divisions were on full display and it provoked arguably one of the most controversial comments from a u.s. president provokes controversy often in the u.s. a very different group but you also had people that were. very 5 people on both sides but the courts disagree at least for one saying he is not a good person he's a murderer a racist and now a prisoner for life pedicle hain al-jazeera washington. prosecutors in the u.s.
city of flint michigan have defended their decision to drop criminal charges against officials accused of letting people drink lead tainted water it's been described as one of the worst manmade environmental disasters in america's history castro has more. influence justice is long awaited and elusive after thousands of the city's residents were poisoned with lead tainted tap water some dying and others with long long illnesses but government officials accused of knowing about the danger but say nothing has paid little for their mistake key to the criminal case is the decision of government workers to begin piping water from the flint river into people's homes it was cheaper than the old water source but due to insufficient water treatment at least led into the drinking
water prosecutors argue that certain officials should have known better if this is a crime of humanity and he talked about humanity in the water but we're not doing anything about ray hall says his one year old nephew died from the poison water that his mother unknowingly put into the baby's bottle and it was. other children show developmental delays linked to lead poisoning on friday a new team of prosecutors called a community meeting to explain why they dismissed charges against 8 government officials citing the shoddy investigation conducted by the previous administration needs to be done properly we know there are many out there that have yet to be investigated. and it is that it is our obligation when we hasten to this is their oath to represent people is the ability. to investigate those. families the incoming prosecutors say they'll likely file new charge. is possibly
more serious ones than those dismissed that time is running out only 9 months remain before the statute of limitation kicks in they could wrap it up in 3 years you know let up in our minds. all of ours the government is asking the community to trust them that justice delayed isn't justice denied but for the people who've suffered and waited this is yet another drop of poison they're asked to swallow heidi joe castro al-jazeera flint michigan. after more than 2 weeks stranded at sea dozens of migrants have finally landed in italy but only after the german humanitarian ship that rescued them managed to dodge the coast guard the migrants who are on the sea watch 3 were taken to a detention center it's captain was detained she says she had to dock the ship at lampedusa because of worsening conditions on board mexican president under arrest
manuel lopez obrador says he will give 40000 jobs to migrants as they wait for the u.s. asylum cases to be processed the presence of thousands of migrants is a windfall for factories in northern mexico which suffer from a local labor shortage lopez obrador has doubled the minimum wage although it's still lower than the pay in some of these central american countries the migrants are fleeing john heilemann has more from mexico city. there's now more than 14000 people in mexico from central american countries like guatemala honduras and el salvador who've asked for asylum in the united states but have been put back in mexico while they wait for that asylum process to play out this is a change of policy in the united states before they wait in the actual country itself that's taking place at the start of this year it's now going to expand or is expanding as the mexican government and the united states have agreed that war more
people from central america will now wait on the mexican side while their asylum process continues now the mits can president and that is money well lopez obrador has said that those people who would be given work they'll be given health benefits and then also be given education and a place to stay while they wait for their asylum process in the u.s. in mexico what we found when we went to wonder this week is that that's not actually happening in terms of shelter the government has no shelters for those people into one of those 5000 of them into one are alone they're all being taken care of by private organizations and churches in terms of work there's no work programs in terms of health benefits and health programs that isn't happening either and actually people don't even have a visa that would allow them to legally work when they come but when they're in
mexico i asked president lopez obrador why what he promised isn't happening and here's what he had to say about it. regarding employment we are going to sign an agreement to give jobs at factories in the factories in northern mexico are offering to open 40000 jobs muskies to the situation that you saw him describe has been like that for years now was going to be different. this is new but the implementation will take a while we're working fast but this also implies getting the resources we're authorizing the funds so we can provide resources to shelters of their food medicine and health care the president admitted that we found out one or was in fact true what was happening and he said that not just work as you heard him there but also government to shelters will begin to be all denies for these people remember of course that this is 5 months after they started to come into mexico one
of the thing to mention about this is that they're heading into the vulnerable and dangerous areas on the mexican border to see more than a 1000 murders so far this year that are also going to be coming into time a lipless a state that's really gripped and has been gripped for some time in cartel warfare sees a vulnerable people coming into mexico as the government just starts now to try to come to terms with this heavy rain and flooding has swept away entire villages and bridges in eastern russia at least 2 people have been killed in the siberian region of it could see the regional government has declared a state of emergency after several rivers burst their banks forcing the u.s. evacuation of thousands of people and water shortages are becoming acute in a region of southern pakistan as a salmon javid reports from the start because of the government says it will declare a drought if there's no rain within the next 2 months. the wild has a special place in portland folklore southern part the bird is considered sacred
and killing it a sin but in the last few years peacocks have died in their hundreds more humanistic over their habitat their numbers continue to do an. environmentalist believe in addition to human intervention climate change is also to blame. the desert ecosystem is sustained by replenishing the underground water table but its depletion has accelerated with no rain and rapid extraction. of them time to get it dried up water sources are hurting the biodiversity here there's a lack of rain in very strong winds through the dry season and of course the decline in peacocks india is harming the beauty of. it in addition to drought and persistently high temperatures a lot of damage has been done by humans to this fragile ecosystem well start the local population and mega projects such as pakistan's largest open pit coal mine also use high volumes of water the mining company says it's doing all it can to
minimize the environmental impact it's not just the packers wildlife which is at stake this is what is happening to a major source of livelihood for the people here nomadic cattle herders who graze these lands for centuries are having to move because of extreme weather changes. the main source of income is agriculture and live stock in the sudden parker region . an estimated 6000000 cattle are a source of meat for all of pakistan. but with a persistent dry spell not enough fodder is available. and what's available is too expensive for many herders many are selling their cattle at a fraction of the market price. a though. there were no rains from the last few years it's a drought no fire and no water have made my cows weaker and that's why we're leaving this area. the government says it will have to declare a drought emergency in the region if there are no rains by august. i know we're
going to top our cars economy is based on agriculture and livestock both need to be modernized with drip irrigation kitchen gardening and modern cattle farming in order to save lives. arid areas are at the highest risk from manmade and natural changes in the environment. and those whose ancestors have called this region home say they're struggling to survive some of a job a delta 0 in the 3rd parker desert and as always there is lots more on our website i just need a dot com get the latest on all the stories before. going to random now of our top stories from doha the summit of the world's biggest economies has ended with china and the united states agreeing to restart talks and try to end their trade war u.s. president donald trump said he would not impose any new tariffs on china for now.
we had a great meeting and we will be continuing to negotiate and i promised for. at least the time being we're not going to be lifting tariffs on china we won't be airing an additional. you know tremendous amount of where we have i guess $350000000000.00 left which could be taxed or could be terrorized and we're not doing that were we're going to work with china on where we left off to see if we can make a deal or don't trump has to south korea next where rival rallies are being held in the capital seoul some people are out on the streets to welcome the u.s. president but others have assembled with a clear message that trump is not welcome prosecutors in the u.s. city of flint michigan have defended their decision to drop criminal charges
against officials accused of letting people drink lead tainted water it's been 4 years since the crisis emerged fighters loyal to wall khalifa haftar are threatening to target flights and ships coming from turkey and arrest turkish nationals in libya the accuses ankara of supplying weapons to forces allied to the un backed government after they captured a strategic city south of the capital heavy rains and flooding has swept away entire villages and bridges in eastern russia at least 2 people have been killed in the siberian region of the courts the regional government has declared a state of emergency after several rivers burst their banks forcing the evacuation of thousands of russians. after more than 2 weeks stranded at sea dozens of migrants have finally landed in italy but only after the german humanitarian ship that rescued them managed to dodge the coast guard police led some of the 40 migrants off the sea watch 3 its captain was detained she says the lack of help from italian officials and worsening conditions on board forced her hand those are
the headlines we're back with more after al-jazeera correspondent. across china millions of cameras are watching citizens every move in school or in their behavior one i want to investigates china's surveillance crackdown on how does the. hello i'm adrian finnigan this is counting the cost on al-jazeera a weekly look at the world of business and economics this week trump's deal of the century a $50000000000.00 plan to kick start a moribund israeli palestinian peace process but not a single dollar pledged. i'm dominic kane at the german car plant where the electric revolution is driving petrol powered people's cars to the end of the line
. and we find out if there's enough lithium to power the world's ambition to go electric. president trump promised the deal of the century to bring peace between israelis and palestinians his son in law a white house adviser jared kirshner delivered an economic roadmap he called the opportunity of the century the proposal was roundly dismissed by palestinians and many others the plans called for $50000000000.00 in investments over 10 years 28000000000 would go to the palestinian territories in gaza at the israeli occupied west bank the rest to be split between jordan egypt and lebanon it's hoped the money would help to double the palestinian economy creating $1000000.00 jobs in the process that should reduce the palestinian unemployment rate to nearly single digits and lower the palestinian poverty rates by 50 percent so who's writing that $50000000000.00 check well question i had hoped the gulf states and private investors would see the benefits of the $179.00 proposed infrastructure and
business projects including a 5000000000 dollar corridor all to connect the west bank and gaza bus the plan was never going to fly without a political solution longtime campaign to hand ashrawi was typical of the pushback against the proposal saying the palestinians were capable of building a vibrant prosperous economy as a free and sovereign people for his part in an interview with al-jazeera offered a glimpse of what the political process could look like. i think we all have to recognize that if there ever is a deal it's not going to be along the lines of the arab peace initiative will be somewhere between the arab peace initiative and somewhere between the israeli position and we need to think about what are the fundamental things that are underlying important number one is security right i think the israeli population and the palestinian population and the broader middle east right now cares a lot about have security the more you have security the more you could have for your flow of goods for flow of people i know that's a very big issue for the palestinians as neda abraham reports from the occupied
west bank promised to me and say that financial incentives alone console's a decades old conflict israeli restrictions of palestinian businesses those so tight even sold can sift through the only palestinian salt factory is feeling the pinch palestinian businessman believes this company's problems cannot be solved by economy incentives on the military area so we are restricted in getting anything permits. to. expand what with existing buildings things that we want is not giveaways but actually business opportunities not only does the company need israeli coordination to pump water from the dead sea it also takes him a lot of time and money to export the salt using israeli controlled ports the factory that employs $25.00 workers is the only palestinian owned business on the shores of the sea and has hardly changed or been improved since it started in the early 1960 s.
owners need israeli permission before they can build any structure in this area sometimes that it took 30 years before the go head was given to. the factories the main source of salt for palestinians including many businesses in the occupied west bank like many other palestinian businesses the owner of this business says profits could triple if he had under strict access to land and water as well as free movement of products israel controls all water supplies in the west bank the palestinian water authority estimates that palestinians can only use 15 percent of their water resources israelis use that 85 percent in a further restriction to cripple the economy the israeli government restricts palestinians from using 60 percent of the land in the west bank to build factories or anything else in. the core of the crisis goes back to the establishment of the palestinian authority gay sions of the people in yaki territory has been transferred to the palestinian authority at the same time it inherited
a weak economy is or is the tax revenues which it collects on behalf of the palestinian authority is at the heart of the authorities financial crisis that says palestinians coupled with reduced aid from foreign donors as well as the longstanding restrictions on businesses further blocks the road to economy progress joining us now from. across boston's for economy minister for the palestinian authority a business but he currently serves as the chief executive of. sin across the global group welcome to counting the cost one of the main criticisms of the proposals put forward by jared pushed the wars they presented in a glossy manhattan real estate brochure style that lifted ideas from usa the very programs pulled by trunk the world bank and mckinsey reports as a former economy minister but more importantly as a businessman what did you make of it well let's try to want to speak about somebody at a tease but a stein actually has an infant small economy a lot of g.d.p.
is less than $14000000000.00 a year it's actually like the size of a medium to large company in the u.s. or in the gulf region. or international and local studies have stated very clearly that that actually palestine economy has been very what identified by these and the missional agencies and companies from outside and from inside but it's fine but everybody agrees that such condo economy can hardly grow under occupation because the obstacles have been identified the coast this have been identified and an imitation and and very limited kind of those are margins for us to grow has been also very limited so we believe it's not only to do a study of the studies have been made in $100.00 it's by these international experts around the world and they have been very well identified what's going on so i don't think that we are very much in need for the new studies to be launched now that what they're going to make administration know about that is u.s.
idea also has sent some studies the world bank have stated very clearly and their regular reports if the siege on the west bank and gaza is lifted the policy and economy can get all on 15 percent yearly and if there is that is will also make access for it but it's the indians to work to expand their businesses and social life and those are done valley we can is it it could it another $100000.00 jobs so at the end it's surely to talk your patient and the measures on the ground by copious so you don't have an economic deal without a political one alongside it definitely that's that's through those who do any of these infrastructure proposals actually make sense $500000000.00 for a university $5000000000.00 to link gaza and the west bank. look i mean for us businesspeople and we understand that strategic interest infrastructure projects go in line with the state building if there is no state building measures to ford by the stand to have someone at the on its land on the state attorneys what's really
the main objective of having a statistic projects or an infrastructure project this of from one end from the other hand but a stand today has 15 local universities with 240000 students and they have been doing very well without oaks we are in need for vocational colleges and training vocational students this is something else which i agree about that also they cut a deal between the west bank and gaza but it's that is very much in need to tie that you're going to fade they're going to focus indians together and there was a study being made in 2005 also by the world bank for this kind of door or a town that can get old what a bridge so options were stated but not with this amount of money how do you think palestinian donors countries like saudi arabia the u.a.e. feel about these proposals would they do you think try to pressure the palestinian authority at least into giving it a good hard look look you and definitional agencies including some of that up
countries are invested as they always seek and back for that investment so they can hardly see em packed and that acute patient and they need to identify the projects they are investing in and they need to come and see and monitor and supervise the projects they would like to do and countries like but it's not but having is there and control of the border that is for those who wants to come in or for those who wants to leave and getting a visa from the israelis usually this is not the way to do business and really to encourage investments from the gulf region for for palestine but it's seen as in desperate they have been trying that up most during the last 50 years or so since occupation in 96 or 7 3rd today i can tell you the amount of money came from princess. and desperate is extremely little and because the policy hasn't desperate wealth is exceeding $80000000000.00 in addition to the arabs and others who would like to see that that would like to share the future for palestinians and to really
build the palestinian state and to be a part of future building for the for the for the palestinians so as far as you're concerned jared christus plan as it is is dead in the water it's a nonstarter well i don't want to say that it was born of dead but i think it was a good exercise for the bush not who has been you of 4 that he's in it to understand what's been going on and they really watch part of the sessions in manama over and over just life and most of the people have spoken loudly about the limitation for economic growth and that if you're patient and without a political well we don't see that things can happen on the ground so you can hardly decouple politics from economics this should be well known and realized by caution and the current american administration so talking about about political security prosperity these are the priorities for palestine they should go in order to put it again security prosperity without political will you can hardly have
security on the ground nor respond at the under occupation could talk to somebody thanks dave for being with us. thank you. diesel was supposed to be the future but the german car industry has paid and continues to count the cost of promoting the fuel after regulators caught some of the industry cheating on emissions tests now it's spending billions to go electric but the cost could be tens of thousands of job losses the german also industry employs 1800000 people directly and indirectly livelihoods are threatened because electric cars don't need complicated combustion engines leading to the loss of more than 100000 jobs by 2035 for the economy the german car industry is a big bringing in $500000000000.00 annually to keep its global leadership b.m.w. dima and v.w. will spend $45000000000.00 on electric vehicle technology over the next 3 years for
its part says its last fossil fuel based car will be released in 2026 but environmentalists say that's too little too late they want all manufacturers to phase out polluting engines by 2028 so how realistic is this now to serious dominic casey has been to a car plant in eastern germany to find out. this is the production line of the foxfire going to plant in sickle whether robotic and human workforce combine to assemble more than $300000.00 vehicles every year the decades virtually all the people's cars produced here have been powered by petrol engines but not for much longer now electric is the buzzword but we are convinced that not just german drivers but also european ones are ready for this and we are ready to roll out these cars to the whole world why because an electric car is not
a compromise they have everything that a car needs maybe even a little more they can be more dynamic with better driving characteristics you get a good sense of the differences between the vehicles when you look inside their shasta stripped down as they are here this is the conventionally powered golf look at the central panel which is clearly big to contain is that and that sort of thing those sorts of controls but kind of cross to what we have here the idea electrical car no major central panel because batteries will be going where previously the sorts of machinery that were in the gulf were installed this drive is part of a commitment from v.w. to phase out all fossil fuel powered cars by 2040 leading environmental campaigners are demanding far more radical results holding onto the status quo is like holding on the sand on the beach. time will slip between your hands and fingers in the past and you will be left with absolutely nothing but the best in your hands this sort
of sentiment has fueled a surge in popularity for the green party across the continent with the movement reaching clear success in may's european elections in many people's minds are problems like these in stuttgart one of the most polluted cities in germany where levels of exhaust emissions regularly exceed safety elements and older diesel engines are already banned we are making very clear if you really want to make progress here if you really want to make sure that the cities are cleaning up without doing any circulation ban because that's what the conservatives hate well maybe then we have to clean up the cars and and we need to put up for policies in place for cleaning up the chorus that's the debate we're having and we're hoping we can push it further which helps explain why the carmakers are embracing the electric revolution and why for v.w. fossil fuel powered cars will soon reach the end of the line dominic cain al-jazeera. well while german comic has
a getting ready to spend billions on electric cars one nation has stolen a march in the field china's technology is considered to be miles ahead of its rivals or economics that is a bit early spoke to alexander close the executive vice president of chinese electric car maker a ways he began by asking if its technology advantage was one reason for its plans to expand overseas starting in germany we think we have a very good foundation here in china where you actually have a huge electrical vehicle market already and we want to export that to other places where we think the development hasn't been as fast as it has been in china that's why we think we have a certain advantage going to these places namely for places to go to receive them and german companies that is start spending 45000000000 on electric cars and you have tesla as another competitor are you well capitalized to be able to deal with
that kind of competition we think what we'll do we offer a vehicle will offer vehicle plus services around that vehicle in the european market and we will capitalize to do that what others have to spend to actually convert all of the. existing assets into electrical vehicles and do for electrical codes it's something completely different we think we've very well equipped to go into the european market and as we all starting at the same time we think we have actually a very good chance of not market and why do you think your pains would be interested in buying your cause 1st of all i have to say we won't sell these costs to europeans we just least we want to make it as easy as possible for anybody who wants to go in the battery electric vehicle and we think a lot of people do want to go into battery electric vehicles we want to make it very easy for them to get into this vehicle so we will only leads them this. no
question about versatile value no question about warranty no question about maintenance and so on will make it very easy for everybody to get into these cars we know that there is a lot of people who want to drive b. and they just can't do so because all they get in the market at present is very expensive it's going to be a risk because nobody knows what the research you value ability in a few years nobody knows what the battery will too and so on we want to take all of that off and we think we have an offering that a lot of people will interested in but you've got companies like b y d is a chinese company india which have sort international expansion but haven't made the transition yes so where do you think you can improve on that everybody else has talked about thought about it and so on we'll just going to do it we think we have a product that is in terms of quality ready for the european market we think also that we offer everything that the european customers would want to have and that's
why we're just going to jump over the over to europe we think it's also the right time may be a year ago 2 years ago it was in the right time but now it's the right time there's a lot of people literally that are waiting for a car that they can afford where they will have no risk to get into a better electric vehicle and where they can just test this and we offer them that vehicle do you think electric cars are the future in specially when there is concern about range eggs lightly and china itself is considering hydrogen technology too for long distances in particular 1st of all we think that most of the customers in the market today will actually not need a car for a very long distance there is this discussion about a range scientist but we think it's exaggerated we still offer a car with a very long range. to our knowledge people will find a. in
a few years that maybe that range is even too much for them so they could actually do with a small of range we still offer it today obviously we don't want to offer something for everybody in the market right now we just offering one certain vehicle for a certain purpose and we think that we have the right solution for that what will be the solution for long range travelling for somebody who has to travel long range every day is still in the open we doing our own research in that area and there is some some let's say some technologies which might be the right technologies for the future but nobody knows that and we're all still developing for that time before that and also for a lot of the short range travel it's going to be battery electric vehicles we're very convinced about that sales of cars are slowing in china and we also have the
threat of a longer trade war with the united states just tell us what your feelings are as to where the industry is going in china itself yes sales have been slowing in china but they have been slowing in certain segments and certain manufacturers' staff in other manufacturers which still successful we are a startup we have a plant with a certain capacity which way we want to fill and we think we can fill that capacity because it's only one small part of the market so whilst the market has been slowing around us and we don't think that's going to impact our expansion in the future particularly as we also going abroad as to the potential trade war between china and the u.s. as we expanding in europe 1st it's not going to impact us for now we'll proceed also thinking about the u.s. market but that might be at a later stage and excludes the executive vice president of a ways talking that while business as
a bit early. and i want to carry on some of the thoughts from that interview with our next guest joining us from london simon morse the managing director of benchmark mineral intelligence simon you are the leading provider of pricing data for lithium key ingredients of electric battery technology but there are concerns that if the world was to stop producing electric cars at the current rate of production we could use up the world's resources within 17 to 40 years what's missing from that analysis quite a bit really mean lithium isn't rare the question is getting out the ground in economic quantities and at the moment the lithium industry has gone through a surge in exploration and new development but right now there's not not as much investment going into the lithium industry to go beyond 2025 so the numbers you quoted really a little maybe minerals in the ground it isn't taken to it into account production that's coming on stream and new exploration is going to happen but the takeaway
point is left him isn't geologically rare but the challenge is getting it into the supply chain in economic quantities you talk about funding it's being held back isn't it because investors just don't know how to price this this mineral at the moment they're looking to the likes of the london metals exchange to provide a tradable contracts just like copper of the like but a lot of players within the industry don't particularly like to trade it that way that's exactly right so lithium is traded in private contracts between buyer and seller and at benchmark we create an independent reference prize to enable that supply chain to trade with more clarity and more freedom never before but as lithium grows is going to be new ways to trade lithium contracts and one was the london metal exchange you have a number of other exchanges looking at it as well but lithium is a speciality chemical it's going from the nation 300020 year industry into the mainstream to about a 1000000 tonnes in the mid 20 twenty's and with that will come different ways to
trade this and when. expanding that quickly in a market lithium can't just rely on itself to expand anymore it's going to need x. turn or capital and the issue without external capital is investors are present too scared to put their money into it because they don't understand the fume is too risky it's too specialist or the evy story is the sun too good to be true and i think that's the main challenge at the moment it's more rare mineral and new. sources of lithium come on line is there a danger that there might be oversupply and that could impact negatively upon the price how long does it get once you've got the investment how long does it get these these mines up and running is a really good question because it takes anywhere between 8 and 10 years to build a lithium my from scratch and to get it ramped up without any problems and that's the biggest challenge for lithium the investment has gone into the mid twenty's twenty's as i said but really the surge in electric vehicle production is coming
after that point and there's a big question mark over where the money is going to come from for all these future lithium mines but as i said the exploration people know these tier one lithium sources now they understand the to 2 sources the question is if the money is going to be committed and at the moment it's not coming from the capital markets it's coming from the industry itself right for the moment chinese entities control nearly half of global lithium production and 60 percent of electric battery production capacity does that become a security concern for other nations it has to especially the us i mean when you look for certain parts of the supply chain should i should add so when you look at the lithium structure you've got 6 big producers 2 of which are chinese 2 of which are actually american producers money in south america and the question really isn't on the structure of the lithium industry that kind of that does operate in a sensible normal market driven way it's actually where the battery capacity is
being built out so we've we collect this data also benchmark and we've got 1.9 terawatt hours of battery capacity by 2029 it sounds a lot it means about 35000000 electric vehicles but where is that capacity being built out it's china 67 percent of this batch is in china how much as in the u.s. it's about 8 percent the question is if you take tesla and their huge gigafactory out the equation the number is 3 percent. so the u.s. really should be concerned about these supply chains and it's playing catch up with china sun and really get to talk to you on cutting across many thanks indeed for being with us simon morse managing director at benchmark mineral intelligence that show for this week if you'd like to comment on anything that you've seen you can tweet me i'm at a finnigan on twitter please use the hash tag a j c t c when you do or you could drop us a line counting the cost of al-jazeera dot net is our e-mail address as always there's plenty more for you online at al-jazeera dot com slash c t c that takes you
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the g. 20 now president trump heads to south korea after tweeting a surprise invitation to the north korean leader kim jong un to join him also in the news regional security and violence in mali tops the agenda as west african states meet in nigeria. backwards forwards as argentina sets up a blockbuster study for all of brazil at the kalpa america. all the girls in the quarterfinal with venezuela coming up. to the g 20 summit wrapped up in japan with world leaders agreeing to present a united front on global trade however the main developments took place as they often do on the sidelines of the summit for example china and the united states agreeing to resume their trade talks trying to end their trade war u.s. president donald trump said he wouldn't be imposing any new tariffs on china for the moment anyway he also said he raised the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi
with saudi arabia's crown prince but insisted no one was blaming mom had been summoned for the killing russia's president vladimir putin also met the crown prince he said an agreement was made with saudi arabia to extend a deal on reducing oil production trying to stabilize the oil market and climate change that was definitely on the agenda and all these leaders at the summit committed to the paris climate accords except one donald trump because the u.s. has pulled out of the accords japan's prime minister shinzo of course the host of the g. 20 well he was hailing it as a success isn't. stabenow if trade tensions are continuing and there's a risk so we have to keep those risks and tensions in mind still we have agreed to unite in order to lead the world economy there are some dissatisfactions between countries so although there are concerns what we have to do is establish principles in order to believe the world economy into the future a free fair and inclusive economy and open competition those principles have been
affirmed by the leaders of this g 20 meeting. here is andrew thomas in our soccer at that summit which is just standard high end trade the big topic at the summit it seems. like. well that was the biggest meeting of the g. 20 it was anticipated to be the biggest and it turned out to be that the main the meeting between the president of the u.s. and the president of china where essentially the worst case scenario was avoided neither walked out saying that no further progress could be made it so but nor was there any great breakthrough essentially when the status quo or be talks will restart donald trump said in his press conference that the chinese leader had agreed that the chinese government would be buying lots of foreign products from the u.s. in coming weeks and that that was what they were going to give the u.s. in return donald trump said that u.s. companies would be able to supply huawei at the till but this summits that wasn't happening that was part of the trade war between the 2 countries so some very minor
progress that the big. take out from all of this is that the trade talks will continue so it's not a fantastic breakthrough but it's not the worst case scenario either here's a little of what donald trump had to say we had a great meeting in we will be continuing to negotiate and i promised for. at least the time being we're not going to be lifting tariffs on china we won't be adding an additional. you know tremendous amount of where we have i guess $250000000000.00 left which could be text or could be terrorized and we're not doing that where we're going to work with china on where we left off to see if we can make a deal and you're we often run the risk of just worrying about what donald trump had to say there were 19 other leaders there who else had some interesting things to talk about. well another to get all through all of them i'm afraid but i will
settle that about what president macro said in his press conference immediately after the g 20 concluded and indeed in a tweet and he said referring to trade and iran which of course is the big geopolitical story outside of this summit he said that the worst had been avoided but we need to do a lot better than the worst there was no great breakthrough on trade he was saying no great breakthrough on iran either president putin whatever was watching his meetings of course very carefully as well he met with 3 of them may on friday a very very icy exchange no hint of a smile from her towards the russian president because she put to him personally how she blames russia for the poisoning of that former russian spy on british soil last year and she said this kind of the stabilizing activity by russia needs to stop it cannot be allowed to continue president putin well he rejected that said it was a minor spy story not something that should get in the way of state relations so president
putin also talking about the relationship with the u.s. and saying really it's up to the u.s. to sort out the relationship between russia and and his country or rather russia and the u.s. are listen to what he said that you don't wish to last used to it is up to america how they want to improve relations with russia we have a mutual understanding that we should get out of the situation it's an abnormal one and it should be corrected but we should try to find a way to turn the page to look forward and to move on we confirmed readiness to support a business initiative but it means the administration needs to have the intention to correct this abnormal situation. one other thing to say about vladimir putin just before this g. 20 summit began he gave an interview to the financial times in which he said that liberalism was obsolete that it was showing that it failed right across the world things like multiculturalism more progressive social values those sorts of things right at the end of his press conference donald trump was asked by. reporter to
respond to that what did he make of that he had an opportunity there to embrace liberalism as indeed donald tusk had done on friday saying that liberalism represented freedom it represented important economic freedoms and social freedoms donald trump did not do that i thought that was a very very significant moment because of it will be please that there is the communique a tool there was always a risk that one or other country wouldn't agree to a general statements of fairly bland comments about what they hope for for the world economy one interesting part of this communique though are 2 completely contradictory paragraphs when it comes to climate change 19 leaders agreeing that paris commitments need to be met that was a very significant risk to the world's environment and that needs to be front and center and then the paragraph immediately afterwards clearly written by the u.s. delegation saying that the u.s. maintains that it's not going to join paris because it would be a threat to its economy and that the u.s.
was doing enough on the environment without having to embrace paris clearly the u.s. delegation president trump wanted that paragraph in there or he wouldn't sign up to this communique and the other leaders wanted their substantive paragraph in there as well and that's how we've got a communique it's all by having these 2 contradictory paragraphs. will be placed that there's a trade deal he hopes and they will be placed that we've got a communique which will because there's always a risk at these events you don't get one and that's very embarrassing for the host had it not been good stuff andrew thomas is at the g. 20. and we've got into g. palmer with us now to discuss a professor of international politics at the university of london he's on skype. i think andrew makes a really good point that these meetings can be incredibly bland like this and also a communique like that shows that you just can't get agreement certainly in 2019 the way that you used to. absolutely and i think the last several years last few g 20 meetings what we've seen is
a ramping up of nationalism on the economic front in terms of a kind of broad cultural front the rise of populism and a kind of a process whereby. refugees and others are being scapegoated so what we've got is a kind of xenophobia along the lines that president putin basically said about liberalism and so on so it is very difficult and i think the world is going through quite a fractious moment but i think in contrast to your correspondent. i would suggest that there was a little bit more of a glimmer here in president trump's press conference when he said that china is a potential strategic partner so when we go out of the details of our way in agricultural products and so on i think that takes us back to what america always intended for the for china if you like from 1700 on ones which was to create or stakeholder in what they called as a responsible stakeholder but within that i think the u.s. still wants china to be a junior strategic partner and i think that's where the tele billons is likely to
come going forward even so did you see enough there other than say that comment from donald trump well strategic partners but did you see enough that gives you hope for the u.s. china trade situation because that if it were to escalate something that could really throw the global economy off balance. absolutely right and i think the 2 to the 2 economies are in great competition with each other but also the 2 states the 2 great powers are i think the u.s. fears that china is seeking to replace the united states i think it's hard to turn only for that but on the other hand there is geopolitical competition but i think within that there is a very high level of interdependence between the 2 economies and polities as well they're not to rival kind of a social or ideological or economic systems these are competitors within a kind of broad capitalistic framework so they have be enough interdependent ip. think in order to be able to build some kind of a longer term relationship but i think what the u.s.p.s.
must is that it's going to be knocked off the top spot in world terms by china in some time in the next 30 or 40 years it is always a pleasure talking to you thanks for your time today. thank you we're back to all psycho now jamal shale is one of our other team reporters there jamal i want to go back to the points that were made about the murder of jamal khashoggi a specific question to the u.s. president about his conversations with mohammed and some take us through. well initially earlier on the day of the crown prince mohammed bin some men had much anticipated breakfast with donald trump and during that meeting when the press were allowed to offer some questions. 3 separate occasions about the murder of john specialty and whether he would be raising that's the press were escorted out of the meeting and he would be sitting privately with the crown prince and on all 3 of those occasions the u.s. presidents chose to ignore the question however later on in the day obviously when
there was another press conference it seemed that the american president was unable to dodge the topic so to speak and did speak to its he said that he was confidence that the saudi criminal justice system would take its course and that there were 13 individuals that were currently being investigated in secret sets and that no one bizarrely he said no one was saying that the crown prince was responsible which goes directly in contradiction true well with the united nations special reports or interaction with judicial killings through issued her report just a few days ago where she said there was enough evidence that leads to implicate the crown prince and goes directly against the u.s. his own intelligence agencies namely the cia which one of their top chiefs had trouble to encourage and should sarky to see evidence there and therefore it's very clear that trump is trying to justify his continued approach which is one of money over ethics as his.