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disappointing those who wanted him to enlarge on his findings that there were 10 different acts that could be seen as the president obstructing justice what they largely got was this i refer to the report on that next because that along with a response that's trending on twitter as a new way of saying politely go away i take your question but he did confirm the president has not been telling the truth about the investigation so the report did not conclude he did not committed structure of justice is accurate that is correct and what about total exoneration did you actually totally exonerate the prez well you know in fact your reports expressly states that it does not exonerate the person it does republicans fiercely defended the president he said donald trump is not above the law he's not but he didn't i'm sure shouldn't be below the law which is where volume 2 of this report puts him the former special counsel did seem to
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indicate the president could still face trouble from his report could you charge the president with a triumph after he left office yes you believe that he committed you could charge the president on stage with obstruction of justice after he left office yes in an evening news conference house democrats continue to reject the view of the president and his republican supporters and were insistent that miller's questioning was a crucial part of a congregational investigative process that could end in impeachment why i'd like it to be a strong case is because i don't it's based on the facts the facts in the law that's what matters not politics not partisanship just patriotism after a day that highlighted the political division in congress one thing is clear the investigation into president trump will not end with robert miller mike hanna al-jazeera washington. let's also come here and i was there including step down as many trees as it's arrested the recently appointed chief of staff and defeated
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a coup attempt that stay with us. hello again welcome back to international weather forecast well here across western europe it is going to be the heat they are going to be talking about for the next couple of days because we're talking about record breaking heat particular in some cities where they could be breaking all time records as the highest temperatures i want to take you over here and show you what we do expect to see here on thursday paris 42 degrees there london at $38.00 very close to breaking records if it does go above $38.00 degrees it is going to be breaking a record across that area as you can see we're going to be seeing fairly dry conditions and this is all dealing with an air of high pressure that is dominating most of this area as we go from thursday into friday we do start to see a shift and a little bit of a breakdown of that pattern the temperatures are going to stay fairly warm out here
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towards the central but out here towards the west you see we are going to drop in quite consistently for london $26.00 paris at 29 and zurich at about $33.00 degrees there now here towards the east it's going to be the storms are going to be seeing a lot of thunderstorms across much of the area not only for eastern europe for also western parts of russia as well moscow it is going to be a warm day if you with a temperature of $26.00 degrees and the heat is also on here across parts of tunisia tunis over the next few days temperatures are on the rise for you 35 degrees here on thursday but as we go towards friday expect to see about 4 degrees there and because the account 30. for 23 years mohsin has collected objects he finds along the coast. enough to fill his museum enough to break a guinness world record. with a story for every object he's become an environmental activist and inspired artist
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and a voice for the plight of countless migrants. might use the. al-jazeera. welcome back to the top stories here on the al-jazeera puerto rico's governor out of your has announced his resignation of the days of mass protest has been at the center of a text message scandal also led to 2 top officials resigning. north korea has conducted its 1st missile test since u.s. president donald trump met kim jong il nearly a month ago south korea and japan say 2 projectiles were thought into the sea off
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the coast want to stand. on a suicide bomb attack on a government building in the somali capital has killed at least 6 people and left mogadishu's man badly injured the group al-shabaab has claimed responsibility saying its target was the newly appointed u.n. envoy to somalia the blast went off shortly after janus was method man. britain's new prime minister abbas johnson is about to hold his 1st cabinet meeting after that he'll address parliament in westminster he's appointed mostly briggs his top ministers and then says britain will only the european union by october 31st that in bob reports from london. it's being called britain's biggest cabinet clear out without a change of ruling party on a day that saw more than half those in the top jobs gone many of them sacked it became clear loyalty to boris johnson in the leadership race has been rewarded and support for his rival the previous foreign secretary jeremy hunt has been punished while many of the new appointments a prominent vote lead campaigners like dominic robb who resigned as breck's
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secretary in protest at to resume a deal with brussels income's pretty patella right winger who's on the case at bringing back the death penalty as home secretary or interior minister she replaces such a job that he moves into 11 downing street as chancellor in charge of finances and that's a major indication of prime minister johnson's thinking his predecessor philip hammond resigned even before johnson was officially in office alone that the prospect of a premier willing to countenance a no deal bricks it becoming isn't going is here at downing street always attracts a lot of attention and speculation about what the prime minister's priorities are going to be but this time around the real question is where ministers stands on bricks and i think what it tells us is that he's going to want people around him who are very committed to his do or die a page breaks it who would be prepared to go out with a new deal on the 31st of october and that although he has talked about creating a team that represents the whole of britain that represents the sort of across
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party consensus within the conservative party in those top jobs he's going to want people who are very much hard core bright city is the chinas come to act to take decisions. but johnson speech outside number 10 did outline may just spending 20000 more police officers on the street but to social care and more funding for education he talked about offering hope for what he called the forgotten people and the left behind towns but some observers are skeptical that he'll get any further with tackling inequality the true reason may do it as a you know. it's unlikely that he will massively increase public expenditure but he has talked about money he took by giving tax cuts to every so it seems unlikely that he will be right many. many. that in order to address even equality. of course parliament being tied up with leaving the e.u. was a major reason why some of to resume its plans never got off the ground given the
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challenges that remain around delivering some kind of breaks it. down as a one issue prime minister getting al-jazeera back johnson's promise to renegotiate a new deal with the e.u. without the so-called backstop to keep the irish border open has been rejected by leave iraq until the irish national broadcaster r.t.e. the brussels won't change the agreement already made. listen to what he said today i got the impression that he wasn't just talking about at least in the back stuff he was talking about a whole new deal better deal for britain that's not going to happen at the european council doesn't meet until the 12th of october we've no plans to meet any other earlier than us and even if we were to change the negotiation guidelines we wouldn't change into them well it's possible i'm not to join a whole he's in westminster john as a bar stands in a stuffed cabinet full of briggs it is clearly up against the clock on briggs it.
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very much so i mean traditionally the talk would start ticking immediately on the 1st 100 days a crucial sort of milestone and test of progress of any new administration this one of course rather different the talk has already begun he's got i mean boris johnson 98 days now in which to deliver breaks it by october 31st it's hard to imagine greater pressure great the stakes facing a new administration inside number 10 his cabinet very much reflects that of course a violent culture in the course of wednesday and into wednesday night of supporters of just jeremy hunt his opponent in the leadership campaign replaced by supporters of course of boris johnson and supporters crucially of his visit vision briggs had gone the sort of delicate leave remain balanced divisive under the reason may this is somebody put it on wednesday is the referendum vote leave campaign band getting back together again you've got to tell fired by to resume a home office dominic rob resigned and to rick to resume
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a you know the foreign office michael gove apparently forgiven by boris johnson he's code lead in the leave campaign he's in dominick cummings the genius brains behind breaks it is said to be preparing to mastermind an election campaign it's about unity of purpose this it's about delivering breakfast with a deal boris johnson says that's his priority old although in the harshest possible terms and you could live around pretty much rejecting them all or boris johnson said so reluctantly but to accept the remote possibility of a no deal if brussels don't negotiate it will be their fault in other words not his and jenna bush johnson due to address parliament for the 1st time today as prime minister what do you expect to hear from him. i imagine that his address to parliament will largely echo the comments he made at the podium outside downing street taking aim in parliament among employees or the
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doubters the doomsdayers in the gloom says as he put it decrying 3 years of unfounded self-doubt and indecision he'll lay out his program duders he's dubbed it that's yet to catch on let's see delivering bricks at uniting the country defeating jeremy called in an energizing britain but you know he can do all he likes to build a strong unified and ideologically focused cabinet he can't do anything without an election about the fundamentals in parliament the arithmetic that is against him the majority that he doesn't have so expect him i think in this 1st speech in parliament to take aim at the opposition leader jeremy colvin his party has put him here not just to deliver breaks it but to defeat corbin in an election expected to say that he's determined to do just that john howard thank you. members of sudan's opposition coalition of reach what they've called a political deal the coalition which includes leaders of armed groups met to
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resolve differences over the formation of a transitional government with the ruling military council even morgan reports from ethiopian capital addis ababa. there is the author of more than 3 weeks of talks a month to dance opposition leaders bearing fruit after numerous meetings between the armed groups of the coalition known as the forces for freedom and change and the civilian components of the coalition the 2 sides reached a deal that was all out war or real what the you know we are a coalition a united coalition but we also think that sudan's revolutionary front groups coalition has to be part of this transitional government so we will have more talks a representation at all levels will ensure that peace is achieved and can guarantee a stable transitional period the 2 sides also agreed to form a hierarchy to lead the opposition coalition something it had lacked since it was a stab. in january it ends tension between the coalition leaders especially after members signed an initial power sharing agreement with sudan's military council in her last week that was done without the content of the armed groups some of them
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have been fighting the government for over 18 years and want some level of representation in a transitional government and the most of those in the us we have agreed to speed up the formation of a civilian transitional government and the 1st step is ensuring pace these talks reached a comprehensive peace agreement with groups we haven't yet decided who will hold positions in a transitional government. the deal paves the way for the opposition to resume talks and sign a final agreement with the military the genter is currently rulings to dan after ousting the country's longtime ruler on what it was here in a military coup in april following months of anti-government protests that i think you can see that on wednesday the military council said a coup attempt was made to try to overthrow it they're not going to let me know christiane we'll have the military forces were able to uncover the details of the plan and the participants led by general hotshoe ahmed the military joint chief of
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staff and a number of military officers and senior members of the national intelligence and security service this is in addition to leaders from the islamic movement and the national congress party they have been taken into custody. but. as the opposition comes out seemingly united from the talks and i disavow people in sudan continue to wait for not only a final deal between the coalition and the military but for their demands 1st a 1000000000 rule and accountability to be met this if they want all signs of elements of the former government gone to believe that the revolution they started is victorious people morgan all just their own. about 1600000 people are facing food insecurity in mozambique the 2 cyclon struck early this year. kenneth just 6 weeks apart flattening cities and villages and killing. hundreds. cause widespread flooding washing away thousands of hectares of crops just weeks before harvest experts warn the situation could get worse from october peter agre
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guesses from the world food programme in mozambique he says they're trying to help people get back on their feet. are helping them. and pay them with food we're helping them doing small irrigation. we're helping them to basically have plant nurseries do some programs in terms of forestation things which will develop long term resilience in the areas where people are settling down belgium and the netherlands recorded their highest ever temperatures on wednesday and america is expected to rise even further parts of france but also see temperatures exceeding 40 degrees celsius on thursday along with germany luxembourg and switzerland europe is sweltering in its 2nd heat wave of the summer. living on the slopes of the most active volcano in the nation has its dangers 275 people were killed when mount merapi erupted 9 years ago and since then survivors have returned to the ridges and farms as flies through reports some of found new ways to make
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a living. when the weekend arrives so do the tourists hundreds of them by the bus and then the pollen to off road trucks and head off bumping along dusty trails for close encounter with indonesia's most active volcano the alert level for mt merapi is now low it's 9 years since the last major eruption. turrets allowed to go into the danger zone as close as 4 kilometers from the crater. so. used to be a cattle farmer but turned to off road driving after his neighbor persuaded him to give it a go. we know where there's been an interruption tourists are a bit weary and stay away but they come back when the government says it's a volcano is dangerous of course but there are also been a fits. he sold some of his cows to buy his 1st utility. now he
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has 3. this tour has become so popular that they're now about 900 jeeps that cater to visitors the highlight is the driving through a river and fans from the 2010 eruption. it's not just nature and the spectacular views that attract the tourists this museum of sorts is a testament to the power of. a collection of household items destroyed in the eruption in 2010 that killed 275 people. and doug is on his 2nd visit to merapi. i was very happy and excited my 1st time here but this trip i feel a bit sad thinking about the people who died but it's a good tour it educates people especially for people who live in disaster prone. they know how devastating such a cure insists can be. knows just how deadly merapi can be.
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he's the spiritual guardian a traditional role going back generations. he succeeded his father who was killed in the eruption 9 years ago. people still come to pay their respects to him. though . take grass from a rap be we take rocks and sand to build houses we need to love more it's terrifying when it explodes but when it comes down we need to come back and take care of it. the people of no they live in the shadow of danger but have learned to adapt and even benefit from it florence. mt merapi indonesia. part of a quick check of the headlines on al-jazeera puerto rico's governor has announced his resignation after days of mass street protests of a corruption involved a text messages he's been at the center of
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a scandal that also led to 2 top officials resigning those messages in the government 11 of the men contained sexist and homophobic comments then fear it in puerto ricans already frustrated by corruption mismanagement economic crisis and the sluggish recovery from hurricane maria many 2 years ago crossing your believing office next month. where despite having a mandate from the people who elected me democratically today i feel that continuing in this position presents insert mountable difficulties having heard the complaints spoken to my family thought of my children and in prayers i've taken the following decision i announce to you today that i'll be resigning as governor effective friday 2nd of august. north korea has conducted its 1st missile test since u.s. president donald trump met kim jong il nearly a month ago south korea and japan say to miss elsworth fired into the sea off the coast at one som earlier this month north korea warned that military drills in
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south korea could derail resumption of nuclear talks with washington. a suicide bomb attack on a government building in the somali capital has killed at least 6 people and left mogadishu's male badly injured the armed group al-shabaab has claimed responsibility saying its target was the newly appointed u.n. envoy to somalia the blast went off shortly after james met the man former u.s. special counsel robert muller has told congress his report did not exonerate president trump of obstruction of justice was testifying before 2 different hearings about his investigation into russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is the 1st time results of questions publicly since the inquiry. and the french inventor known as the flying soldier has taken off across the english channel on his jet powered flight board frank is a party took flight from a beach got in the way and is expected to land near dover marks the 110th
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anniversary of the 1st aerial crossing of the channel is expected to take around 20 minutes those were the headlines the news continues on al-jazeera the inside story structure that's. after 25 years of importing the world's waist china through the global recycling industry into chaos. the growing pressure for greener skies even resulting in change we bring you the stories that are shaping the economic world we live in. counting the cost on al-jazeera. can china be a military superpower and beijing has outlined its defense plans that include a modern and advanced on me it's also accuse the us of undermining global stability so how will this defense policy play out its all in the asia pacific region and beyond this is insight story.
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hello and welcome to the program i'm home he'd seen global military competition is on the rise and china believes its liking behinds beijing says the u.s. has increased its defense budgets modernized its weapons and develops its capability in cyber space and space itself but the chinese government wants to cash out its details how it's intends to do just that in a national defense paper released on weapon state beijing has declared it wants greater modernization of its armed forces and weapons it says its ambitious plans are peaceful but not if taiwan tries to achieve independence from the mainland china defense ministry has warned it's ready to go to war to safeguard its national unity and says it will take all necessary measures to defeat those that call
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separatists let's hear what china spokesperson had to say. what up with one of our the building and growth of china's defense capability is based on its own justified security demands its growth has always been the growth of the force for world peace the white paper has clearly demonstrated china's policy of not pursuing had to money. the theory that a strong country must seek hedger money will never apply to china no matter how china is developed in the future we will not threaten anyone neither will we seek spheres of influence nobu emotional there are still big gaps between china's defense expenditure and its demands of maintaining the national sovereignty security and interests complementing its obligations as a major power and maintain the progress of its own defense level we will continue to keep a proper and stable growth of expenditure. well the island of taiwan is self rules but china sees it as part of its own territory the u.s.
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has angered beijing by approving sales of weapons to the island this month sales worth more than 2000000000 dollars well china says it wants a lie the island to splits from the mainland will not leave much money we are willing to strive for the prospect of peaceful reunification with utmost sincerity and efforts however we have to be very clear that seeking taiwan independence will meet a dead end if anyone dares to separate taiwan from china the chinese army will certainly fight resolutely defending the country sovereign unity and territorial integrity. well the mainland affairs council taiwan's top policy making bosy on china condemns beijing for marks in a statement it says we are paging authorities to renounce irrational malicious acts such as the use of force and soon prove cross streets relations and handle issues including hong kong rationally can be
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a responsible regional member. well let's have a look at china's military power china's people's liberation army is the world's largest military force with more than 2000000 soldiers on the ground in the air and at sea president city in pune says he wants to transform the pioli n.c. what he calls a world class force capable of winning wars anywhere by 2050 china has cut the size of its land based on me bahrain 50 percent and significantly boosted its naval and air forces as parts of that plan and it's investing heavily in multan izing its military equipment china's defense budget is the world's 2nd largest after the united states its military expenditure for this year a set at more than $175000000000.00 president donald trump has demanded the u.s. 2019 defense budget be increased to $750000000000.00. it
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. well let's bring in our panel in bangkok via skype we have john provides he's an analyst at jane's spy office markets it's offense and security consultancy in d.c. it we're joined by lawrence korb he served as u.s. assistant secretary of defense and is now a senior fellow at the center for american progress and sent berlin we have adam need he search china research a korean verse and see in sydney in a visiting fellow at the university of hamburg welcome to you war i'd like to start and berlin if i could with add to me what would you say we've learned from this point paper. i think the white paper does is a strong political statement in it didn't present any real strategies or any surprise forty's of us that watches china's military but it's
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a very strong political statement about how china sees its regional and international environment. how he sees at the role played by the us which is counterproductive and they stabilising in the view of beijing but as well as some other bits which i think are critically important and one of these is. how internal security has become such a big part of china's national security that it's being that it's being elevated to the top of beijing's priority for its armed forces but as well as a focus some political loyalty of the armed forces as well and the thanks very much for that adamant let's cross it to war since in d c and lawrence korb we heard that this is china's statements of defining its rule in the world what would you say china's message is with this with this document and how is the u.s.
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likely to interpret. well china's message is that unlike our own document their not a strategic competitor us worldwide is that they're basically protecting their own interests and also that their military is getting more and more powerful particularly in their region what we call the indo pacific region and they will protect their interests and again as they've been doing ever since the revolution that taiwan is part of china and we're not happy with the united states continuing to provide military assistance there and if you should think about you know becoming separate we will use our military force to prevent the taiwan from doing that even if the us aids them do you think lawrence korb this is a shot across the by then
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a more emboldened china. to say we are ready at this point to take military action and it's time for the u.s. to back oh oh. well basically they are saying that you know better they're on their way to doing that and they said by 2050 they're going to be a world class military but the fact of the matter is in their region they're also very very powerful they also know mention they complain about the u.s. being a global power and messing around all the world they don't talk about their belt road initiative which is destabilizing a lot of parts of the world ok that reason t. very interesting points there lawrence korb the belts and roads initiative and their perceptions of the united states i want to raise these 2 issues at during the course of our discussion but junk about if i could just come to see you how do you interpret this white paper in the states meant from china on the state of its
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military in the direction that it's going and what's the main takeaway for you well i mean the statement so far right in as much that this shows china's determination to. retain its sovereignty over taiwan and control that situation and also the message to the u.s. but there's also a lot of holes busy i think in the white paper that was issued today there's a lot of there's a lot of ambiguity and there's a lot of areas that china doesn't really come provide any d. many details on for example military bases international military bases it talks a little bit about the one in the whole of africa but very nothing else. other examples include the scope of military modernization and capabilities that that china is looking to deploy very little information about the mind thrust certainly is that that taiwan aspect that the taiwan situation was not
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apparent in the 2015 white paper only passing reference and so this is. the real mind takeaway in this in this 2019 white paper and the reason for that is because the united states has played a much stronger role on the president trump i think in certainly in supporting taiwan. and that is the main message here but our cause so there is a number of ambiguities in the white paper you know trying to use is the white paper i think really to show that it is becoming more transparent more open about its military objectives but i think it doesn't really it's failed to do that i think certainly and i don't think it will be a noticeable aspect of it in the united states and abyssinia if i could come to you mentioned that the focus on this white paper it has. the contrast with the previous
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white paper in 2015 which is more focused on an external perspective now the focus one could interpret it as being more in sorrow one focusing on china's domestic stability what it uses its territories do you think in some way there is it signals a new determination for the chinese to take more concrete action when it comes to taiwan or is this more of a diversionary tactic to focus more on the internal and domestic policies for quietly expanding influence overseas. i think certainly the domestic aspect has become top of attention is agenda. if you look at the 25th defense white paper taiwan tibet and she is not explicitly mention although it is implied. but in this case they have been incorporated into the tascam missions of the chinese military so it's very clear that this has
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elevated importance for the chinese party state the other thing is that there is at language with reference to maintaining political security maintaining social stability so very much code language for maintaining the control of the party ok one of the other big messages from this was at the fact that the u.s. is undermining global stability i'd like to examine that. saying with you in what way is the u.s. on so many global stability according to this white paper in this report. yes so in beijing's view the u.s. is pursuing what it what it called hedge monism so essentially security a security at the cost of others and being able to exercise a degree of power that is seized as illegitimate. but also in the
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region in beijing's view the united states is increasingly antagonistic towards beijing whether that be in the south china sea a with reference to taiwan and indeed the rainfall sman of the us alliance networks and deployments and other forms of intervention in the region and beyond its unilateral ism as well. in henchman up its military capabilities so all of that threatens beijing and is perceived by beijing as potentially threatening of its national interests at lawrence korb which here are with the u.s. accept these arguments that it's america's. might in global stability now obviously the united states feels that it's in the region because they're asked to be there why our allies the japanese the south koreans the australians and
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they're there we're there to help protect them for example if the chinese try and take over or some of the islands that traditionally have belonged to japan we would we would prefer prevent that and obviously we would come to the defense of taiwan if for example the chinese aside that that they waited long enough and they had to use force to to unify the unify the island so we are feel that we're there to provide the stability and the chinese are the aggressors i think it's very interesting now we've tightened our toys with india it's not used to be the pacific command now it's the indo-pacific over. dan and india and china have been traditional busy rivals in the area. jump. which we're seeing the teen ira civs here from china has perspective the u.s. is threatening global stability from the u.s. perspective they're merely defending allies in the region and china is becoming
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more of a de stabilizing factor can both these things be true. yes i mean china there obviously sees its military modernization its military investment it's not a military. activity such as the belgian road initiative which are aimed at getting strategic and economic influence primarily all these go hand in hand and part of china's. strong development that we've seen over the past few years and this will continue and so this kind of this white paper is part of the process of laying down the foundation and laying down the marker as to where china's position in the global in the global between the global powers is it it's saying to the u.s. we're here where we're dominant player in the region and we will continue and
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expand our power over the coming over the coming decade and the and the lines that it's put in the sand today with this white paper certainly in terms of taiwan. is a is a is a warning that will be you know understood in the u.s. but the u.s. will oversee not stand down so it means that there will be a requirement for diplomacy. for discussions and negotiations and also. threats and concerns about misunderstandings in some of the region so that so that there is you know there is a place for. but it requires a certain level of diplomacy because neither of these 2 powers the u.s. and china are going away any time soon in this region and beyond that there's there's certainly no dinner and it gives rise to. to the question how likely are we
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to see some kind of military intervention because already the u.s. and china are in the middle of a trade war neither side looks willing to back down. does this increase the risk of a military confrontation not no not not a mediately i don't think because there is an understanding that what's happening at the moment in certainly in areas like the south china sea where china's military power has grown to such an extent that it's terence there's also grown which means that it's the chances of military engagement have decreased. china's military power has decreased the increase to such a right that the but bigger the chances of any real military conflict has probably decreased with some certain regional players however that's not the u.s. and that's where the complication is and the real danger i think is misunderstandings miscalculations about patrols in the air is that they do patrols
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about that that is probably an area that is of concern but diplomacy will be a key aspect going forward for these 2 notions as a me just how far do you think china is prepared to go with regard to taiwan we heard in that press conference the spokesperson saying we are willing to go to war do you think we can take that statement at face value. i think it's hard to judge their coming. china has been consistently saying for a long time now that it's welling to go to war. over taiwan but i think ultimately the cardinal principle with that animates chinese behavior at home as well as policy abroad is the need to keep the chinese communist party in power so if it comes to taiwan or the collapse of the communist party then
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i think they will go to war but in being in other scenarios you can imagine where the chinese communist parties legitimacy is threatened and it's been putting to a really tough spot where if it was that military action is its only way out so i think that's the kind of scenario that would potentially have escalation in book ations and very tragic consequences lawrence korb a similar question to you how far is the us prepared to go when it comes to support for taiwan given these red lines and markets have really been drawn in the sand with this white paper. oh well there's no doubt about the fact that the u.s. would call the taiwan saide if the chinese should be foolish enough to try and integrate it using military military force off the a sleigh nobody wants that because nobody's going to win if that if that happens
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similarly the united states and china have to be careful they don't have an accidental escalation when we're conducting patrols in the area they're trying to you know bill run why runways on these islands that they're that they're that they're claiming and i think that's the real danger as well as the fact that something could happen in north korea given what's what's going on there missile build up the fact that we're putting. missiles in south korea theoretically to defend against north korea but the chinese see them as on to my name their nuclear deterrent so those are the things i think you have to be very very care careful careful about and make sure that we maintain lines of communication so an accidental encounter does not spiral into a conflict that nobody really wants absolutely but things lawrence korb the seem to
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be deteriorating in terms of the rhetoric building up with this trade war going on the chinese using very much more robust rhetoric when it comes to outlining their position in this white paper do you think this will be ringing alarm bells in washington the release of this white paper do you think in the u.s. there is a recognition that the are not going to be the only superpower in time. well you know i think it will reinforce our the american national security strategy which we you know when you have 2 major strategic competitors china and russia and china is the is the more potent one and that's why we've had to increase our defense spending which in real terms even if you control for inflation is higher than at the height of the reagan buildup or during during world war 2 so it will feed into that narrative and make it hard for people who say we're focusing too
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much on defense and not enough on diplomacy to win the to win the day as in the think we are looking and you chinese military superpower already china's very strong economically is this the next frontier. indeed i think. she jumping has made it abundantly clear that china is looking for a superstar power status when it comes to its military force the wipa clearly highlights that the people's liberation army is not where beijing wants it to be knowledge is that tremendous modernization and reform has already happened but it also says that it's still lags behind well leading militaries and i think that's what that's what china's military were working towards and it's got mastan in 20202035 of cause to become the world's leading. leading military by
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2050 so indeed we're looking at china's pursuit of that military ship of stardom it's another matter to kind of evaluate whether that is possible in the frame in the timeframe given by xi jinping ok i see you. were coming to the end of our discussion just give me your thoughts are we looking at summa the tree superpowers the u.s. and china or will the u.s. remain dominate in this regard. at the moment the u.s. is dominant in this regard i'm well more ramon so for the foreseeable future certainly for the near term and as was stated just now the chinese military has certain goals that it wants to achieve by the 20 mid twenty's thirty's and 20 fifty's and i think by that time. on the trajectory that china is on at the moment with the investment that china has committed is committing to military modernization there will be a different scope and
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a different level of military power available to the chinese government at that period. at the moment the us is in a head in terms of capabilities and technology is an understanding but the china chinese is rapidly improving its capability to this very quickly well lots of food pfeffer thought that i'd like to thank all of my guests john lawrence korb and adam in the and thank you to you for watching you can see the program again any time by visiting our website that's al to 0 dot com and for further discussion just head to our facebook page that space picked up come forward slash a.j. inside story you can also join the conversation on twitter our handle is at inside story you can take it or at the at our money for me for an eye and the whole inside story thing it's by.
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a story and timeouts. al jazeera. where ever you are. celebrations in puerto rico is the governor finally quits after weeks of protests about corruption and offensive messages.
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along down jordan this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up north korea has fired 2 short range missiles into the sea just weeks off to bring to restart nuclear talks with the united states. plus johnson has to address the u.k. parliament for the 1st time as prime minister after meeting his new cabinet a brags that hardliners. and telephone kainat which brought tragedy to in the major almost a decade ago has led to an eruption in tourism. putting because governor ricardo sale as announced his resignation after days of mass treat protests he's been at the center of a text message scandal that also led to 2 top officials resigning or those messages between the governor and 11 other men sometimes sexist and homophobic comments then fury 18 puerto ricans already frustrated by corruption and mismanagement economic crisis and the sluggish recovery from hurricane maria many to you. as
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a go go so you'll be leaving office next month. and the call that is going on that the live where ok despite having a mandate from the people who elected me democratically today i feel that continuing in this position prison censored mountable difficulties having heard the complaints spoken to my family thought of my children any prayers i for taking the following decision i announce to you today that i'll be resigning as governor effective friday 2nd of august guy but on his own boat has more now from san juan. with the my coupon books with the keep you out the keep you setting up the extent that you feeling right now out of this is. because the out here
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does the world and we want to protest. that the mess up the loose governor was heard and the governor this morning that there was a boat. and there was not the my good for the base to spend more than the day of the protest the there were right now so i think over. the this is that that's the suck up the site was never see the people there oh the week that he sits there at the stake that that the attacker works at that wasn't the this is.
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what is right now oh my. and it is not new it's out. there with. the street. well kind of mcclintock is the form i left on governor of puerto rico he says the rest of us resignation is a landmark moment for the on a nation. i think that this is one of them since dorothy been that good 3000000 american citizens who live in puerto rico have to have lived through to out their lifetime and it's
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a moment that we have to remember for many decades to come it is partly in part a result of the reaction of our people last monday we had a $100.00 shot of them at the end of the march the largest in the history of slavery what wasn't $500.00 so how would we have to stick to the facts of it but it was $100.00 shots and it was definitely the largest political event or people event in the history of puerto rico and now we have to look forward to having a new belt of our 2nd female governor. governor one box against her and the attorney general in puerto rico and we have to unite behind her stand on the gender healing and in their agenda not 4 only the economic growth that we find here having after 13 years to continue to expand. but we we've had
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chronically difficult economic situation for over a decade and things have been improving recently and we have to make sure that there's not a step back and in that process. north korea has conducted its 1st missile test since u.s. president donald trump met kim jong il nearly a month ago south korea and japan say 2 projectiles are fired into the sea off the coast at one sun early this month north korea warned that military drills in south korea could derail resumption of nuclear talks with washington but a spokesperson for south korea's ministry of defense urged its neighbor to end the missile tests well not always on you know have korean government has been closed the monitoring the related moves of north korea and we urged north korea to stop such actions that don't help the effort through leave tensions on the korean peninsula south korean government will step up its monitoring plus to under u.s. stuff go your corporation and closely communicate regard with this. bride has more
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from the south korean capital. there's been a slightly guarded response here in south korea to these missile launches the government here are very careful not to undo all of the good work that has been done during the past year and a half or so of reconciliation with north korea a defense ministry spokes person has said that this was a military threat rather than a provocation nonetheless it doesn't help ease tensions on the peninsula there has been a slightly more robust response from japan with japan's defense minister saying that these missiles although short range could have been ballistic in which case that could have been a violation of u.n. resolutions which could have consequences the firing seems to have been north korea's way of saying it is unclear displeased with exercises that are going to be held in august between south korean and u.s.
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forces and it also could be sending a message to the u.s. and to the administration of president donald trump especially after the heightened expectations of this surprise meeting on the d.m.z. between donald trump and kim jong un less than a month ago they were following that meant to be working level negotiations between officials from both sides to try to set up a way forward to a another formal summit those negotiations were meant to taken place during july well july is fast running out and so it seems is north korea's patience of kim jong un has set a deadline for the end of this year for negotiations to restart and for the u.s. to give some relief from sanctions in return for north korea giving up parts of its nuclear arsenal this does seem to be a reminder of just the size of its arsenal of weaponry that it has at its disposal
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. britain's new prime minister abbas johnson is about to hold his 1st cabinet meeting after that he'll address parliament in westminster he's appointed mostly brags it is as his top ministers and insistent britain will lead the european union by the october 31st deadline not in baba reports from london it's being called britain's biggest cabinet clear out without a change of ruling party on a day that saw more than half those in the top jobs gone many of them sacked it became clear loyalty to boris johnson in the leadership race has been rewarded and support for his rival the previous foreign secretary jeremy hunt has been punished while many of the new appointments a prominent vote lead campaigners like dominic rob who resigned as bricks secretary in protest at to resume a deal with brussels incomes pretty patella right winger who's advocated bringing back the death penalty as home secretary or interior minister she replaces sajid javid who moves into 11 downing street as chancellor in charge of finances and that's
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a major indication of prime minister johnson's thinking his predecessor philip hammond resigned even before johnson was officially in office alone that the prospect of a premier willing to countenance a no deal bricks it. becoming isn't going is here at downing street always attracts a lot of attention and speculation about what the prime minister's priorities are going to be but this time around the real question is whether ministers stand on bricks and i think what it tells us is that he's going to want people around him who are very committed to his do or die a page breaks it who would be prepared to go out with a new deal on the 31st of october and that although he has talked about creating a team that represents the whole of britain that represents the sort of across party consensus within the conservative party in those top jobs he's going to want people who are very much hard core bright city is the time has come to act to take decisions. but johnson speech outside number 10 did outline may just spending 20000
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more police officers on the street but to social care and more funding for education he talked about offering hope for what he called the forgotten people and the left behind towns but some observers are skeptical that he'll get any further with tackling inequality than to reason may do it as a conservative it's unlikely that he will massively increase public expenditure but he has talked about money he took by giving tax cuts to every so it seems unlikely that he will. tell me that in order to address even equality. of course parliament being tied up with leaving the e.u. was a major reason why some of to resume its plans never got off the ground given the challenges that remain around delivering some kind of breaks it boris johnson may also go down as a one issue prime minister lifting the al-jazeera. johnson's promise to renegotiate a new deal with the e.u. without the so-called backstop to keep the irish border open has been rejected by.
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told irish television r.t. the brussels won't change the agreement already made. listen to what he said today i got the impression that he wasn't just talking about deleting the black stuff he is talking about a whole new deal better deal for britain that's not going to happen the european council doesn't meet until the 12th of october we've no plans to meet any other earlier than us and even if we were to change the negotiation guidelines we wouldn't change into them john a whole joins us live now from westminster jonas boris johnson is stuffed his cabinet full of briggs it is he's clearly up against the clock on briggs it. absolutely up against the clock on breaks it by his own hand he said oct 31st as his definitive. date for exiting the european union come what may do or die and that is very much what is reflected in the make up on.

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