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welcome to bbc news, i'm sally bundock. our top stories: hong kong's chief executive defends the controversial new security law imposed by beijing, calling its provisions "very mild". it only targets a very small minority of people who breach the law. at the same time, it will protect the overwhelming majority of hong kong citizens. businesses re—open in brazil's biggest city but the country's still gripped by coronavirus, the president's taken a test after showing symptoms. parts of the us report record hospitalisations from covid—19, sparking fears some places could soon run out of beds.
the pandemic puts paid to pamplona's most famous pasttime, its annual festival goes ahead without the city's iconic bull run. hong kong's chief executive carrie lam has been giving her first weekly briefing since details were released of the sweeping security law imposed on the territory by the communist party leadership in beijing. she said the legislation would be "vigorously implemented" adding it would ensure hong kong was one of the safest cities in the world. she said she hadn't noticed any widespread fear among residents and she's described the law itself as "relatively mild, not strict," but
with this warning: the hong kong government will vigorously implement this law, andi vigorously implement this law, and i forewarn those vigorously implement this law, and iforewarn those radicals not to attempt to violate this law or crossing the red line because the consequences of breaching this law are very serious. the law was passed behind closed doors in beijing, without approval from hong kong's legislature, which is partially—elected. meanwhile, the us secretary of state mike pompeo has described the removal of pro—democracy books from libraries and bookshops as orwellian. the bbc‘s martin yip is in hong kong for us. a strong warning from carrie lam, tell us about the extra regulations that have now kicked in. these extra regulations were
imposed by the new committee for safeguarding national security under this new piece of national security law for hong kong. carrie lam had the first meeting yesterday and then this kicks in right after midnight, so under this law, it actually gives further details on how police would be able to search places without warrants or tapping into telecommunications, all sorts of things, also like confiscating or freezing assets and demanding people to surrender their travel documents or demanding foreign organisations, foreign and taiwan organisations to disclose information in a period of time stopping anyone found to do so could face imprisonment, the worst so far from this piece of regulation
is up to two years plus a $10,000 fine, that is nearly 12,000 us dollars orjust over 10,000 british pounds, so that is quite a extra piece of law added to this national security law and we are already seeing people from the legal set up over legal experts as well as lawyers criticising if this piece of law has already violated some basic human rights protection like the rights protection like the right to remain silent when being questioned by the police and also there are criticisms on why this piece of law can just be enacted like that without going through any legislature but carrie lam also insisted, first of all, this committee's decision under the national security law could not be interfered by any organisations in hong kong and
also, based on the same law, any decisions made by the committee are not challenge a bull in the court through judicial review. she did say that she hasn't noticed any widespread fear, but then of course, voices around the world like the us secretary of state describing the censorship in hong kong is orwellian. what is the mood like from your perspective? it is pretty much something that depends on which side of the story you want to believe in. from the probating side they emphasise that the stock market has been rising which indicates no fair and that's why she criticised some foreign media's perspective that this law spells the end of hong kong while on the street there has been some sporadic protests, just yesterday and there are people holding, not placards anymore but plain
pieces of paper, apparently according to local media, to show a kind of attitude that, well, whatever i write on the placard you will say i am writing things that are in violation of this law so why bother. that kind of attitude is already growing in the city and also there are media reports talking about people more interested in, how would they be able to migrate to somewhere else like the nearest places would be taiwan and also places would be taiwan and also places like the united kingdom, especially when britain is now talking about giving extra privileges to reduce national overseas, the hong kong is who hold the special type of british nationality and passport who were born before the 1997 handover, so it really depends on which side of the story you want to take. all right, for now, thank you much
indeed. and we hope to go live to hong kong a little later in the programme now for more on this story. brazil's presidentjair bolsonaro has taken a coronavirus test after experiencing symptoms. he has cancelled engagements and the results will be returned later on tuesday. brazil is the epicentre of the pandemic in latin america, with more than 1.6 million infections. our south america correspondent katy watson reports from sao paulo. not even covid—19 symptoms could stopjair bolsonaro from meeting his supporters outside the presidential palace. this time, though, he wore a mask and asked people to keep their distance. he told his fans he had returned from taking a lung exam at hospital, and was doing a test for the virus as well. according to local media, he had a fever, but reassured his supporters he was fine.
this is the fourth test mr bolsonaro will have taken. all have previously come back negative. hours earlier, the president further weakened the first piece of national legislation that required the obligatory use of facemasks in public. he scrapped the need for them to be worn in brazil's prisons. last week, he vetoed provisions making it mandatory to use a mask in shops, churches and schools. meanwhile, on monday, bars a nd restau ra nts in sao paulo, the worst—hit city in all of brazil, started to reopen = facemasks obligatory and strict measures in place. it is what jair bolsonaro has wanted from the very start — the economy back up and running. after nearly four months in quarantine, it feels like the biggest city in south america is returning to normality. but this is no normal, with so many people dying every single day. translation: there is fear the virus is still around. it's not over.
quarantine worked to educate the population on how to be safe. we have these protocols on display, making them clear, so people feel safe and go to the bar. only the us has more covid—19 infections and deaths than brazil, but experts warn that brazil could be weeks away from the peak. it doesn't seem to matter to brazilian authorities. mr bolsonaro has downplayed the virus from the very start, calling it a little cold, and arguing that if he was to get it, his athletic history would mean he would feel very little, if anything at all. the results of his test are due out on tuesday. in the united states, texas, florida and arizona are just a few of the latest covid hotspots, with infection numbers and hospitalisation soaring. and now that the country has just gone through thejuly fourth holiday weekend, there are concerns that many
more cases could be on the horizon. from new york, laura trevelyan reports. americans celebrated independence day this weekend, as coronavirus infections went up in more than 30 states. on this lake in minnesota, there wasn't much social distancing going on, nor at this holiday gathering in colorado. in arizona, where people have been protesting against the restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of the virus, there are now more than 100,000 coronavirus cases. in the most populated states in the us, florida, california and texas, cases are surging, with fears that hospitals could be overwhelmed. right now, the virus has the upper hand throughout much of america, most of america. we can regain the upper hand if we work together. but president trump, who celebrated 4 july in washington, insists the increase in cases is not about the virus spiralling out of control. it's because ramped—up testing
is uncovering more infections. now, we have tested almost a0 million people. by so doing, we show cases, 99% of which are totally harmless. as infectious disease experts poured scorn on that claim, the president's allies found themselves, not for the first time, explaining what their boss really meant. i don't think it was the president's intent to downplay that as much as saying, "let's look at the risk, and let's look at this in an appropriate way, based on facts and figures." new york was once the epicentre of the outbreak in the us. yet today, manhattan entered stage three of reopening, as the number of cases has dropped dramatically. but crowds gathering on beaches at the weekend prompted the governor to warn people not to get complacent. andrew cuomo had this message for president trump. just wear the mask. i've been asking him to do it for weeks. just wear the mask.
the president hasn't done so in public yet. on the defensive, his advisers point out that fewer people are dying from the virus in the us now. but, as hospitalisations increase, that could change. the president, meanwhile, is planning a campaign rally in new hampshire for saturday, even as cases spike across america's sun belt. laura trevelyan, bbc news, new york. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: a family feud pours fuel on singapore's election campaign as the prime minister's brother lends support to the opposition. central london has been rocked by a series of terrorist attacks. police say there have been many casualties, and there is growing speculation that al-qaeda was responsible. germany will be the hosts of the 2006 football world cup. they pipped the favourites,
south africa, by a single vote. in south africa, the possibility of losing hadn't even been contemplated, and celebration parties were cancelled. the man entered the palace through a downstairs window and made his way to the queen's private bedroom. then he asked herfor a cigarette, and on the pretext of arranging for some to be brought, she summoned a footman on duty, who took the man away. one child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world. education is the only solution. applause this is bbc news. the main story this hour: hong kong's chief executive defends the controversial new security law
imposed by beijing, calling its provisions "very mild". singapore becomes the only country to hold an election during the pandemic. the disease is a key issue and how it ensures safe elections. empower your future! this is what singapore's election rallies normally look like for the country's opposition parties. and this is what they look like now. five years ago, tens of thousands of people filled this field. i was here then, in this exact same spot. and as you can see, there's nothing of the sort this time. this election will mostly be fought online. we are stakeholders in this country... like this — political parties live streaming
their campaign rallies since large outdoor gatherings are banned. cedric tan has invited friends over. i do miss a good rally when you're there, and you can taste the air and you have a think about what will happen on polling day. of course, in singapore, nothing much is very surprising. but, still, you indulge in that moment whereby you hear the speaker and you go, "great charisma." but some campaigning is still being done the old —fashioned way, only with masks on. heng swee keat has overseen much of the government's spending to help people overcome the economic hardships caused by the pandemic. we will have immediate health care in place, we must take care of our people. and at the same time, there will also be significant social impact in the coming years. he belongs to the ruling party, the only party that's been in charge since singapore's independence. but despite singapore's usually predictable politics, this year,
there's one big surprise. hi! the prime minister's brother — only he's campaigning against his brother's party after a public spat over their late father's estate. he's not standing as a candidate, but he is lending singapore's most potent political family name to an opposition party. today, many see the pap as a party of the elite. that it's lost touch with what the common man wants. it's become, you know, they use the term "natural aristocracy", and that term has really become a hot button in singapore. but for the analysts, the question is whether this will translate into votes for the government's opponents. we are faced with the situation of a party that's tried and tested, a party that's governed singapore since 1959. but there are also concerns about them
being rather arrogant, you know, if not at times tone deaf. and voters also recognise the need for a healthy, credible opposition, you know, for a system of checks and balances to properly operate. citizens head to the polls on 10 july. and while the pap will likely keep their grip on power, what will be scrutinised is whether they'll win big. sharanjit leyl, bbc news, singapore. let's return to our top story. there is a sweeping new security law imposed on the territory by the communist party leadership in beijing. let's cross live to hong kong and speak tojoshua wong, a political activist, who's on bail accused of illegal assembly, and who is speaking to the bbc knowing the risks
he may be facing. let's see if we can connect with joshua. let's see if we can connect withjoshua. he has been waiting very patiently. there he is now. good to talk to you. you are standing your ground in hong kong despite the risks. tell us about your choice. the law is not only relating to hong kong people. and if —— any foreigners, people can enter the house without a search warrant from the high court, and also, the powerfor warrant from the high court, and also, the power for police to set travel restrictions for any foreigners or even freeze the axis for foreigners without any legitimate reason. we know how facebook, google, whatsapp,
instagram, they are being asked to provide information and room choir to remove any information 01’ choir to remove any information or content that contradicts the law. to sum up, this is a speech crime and this law is trying to guarantee the legitimacy of communist regime instead of the sanctity of hong kong. so far, google, facebook, twitter has that they are refusing to hand over any data 01’ refusing to hand over any data or details on users to the chinese authorities. you, last week, disbanded your pro—democracy movement and stepped down from leadership, as did others as well. talk us through that decision and what your strategy is now going forward. with the risk of facing life sentencing, the risk and the threat to be extradited to china, with the uncertainty to be sent to jail in beijing, i don't want to put
my friends lives at risk, so i will continue to fight to engage in the democracy movement individually instead of aligned with any organisation. that is the uncertainty and the tremendous change that never imagined the past. but now was not the time us past. but now was not the time us to surrender. the group founded by me for years that i will never give up. in the future, no matter based overseas, the young activist will keep up the fight we have have to allow the world to see that. now is the time to stand hong kong. i have you decided to stay in hong kong? people will fight the battle overseas where they are safe. if you and your fellow pro—democracy movement fight, you are put
behind bars, how will you effectively fired from behind bars? have you not considered leaving hong kong? we will continue to fight until the last minute, and we need to engage in a democracy movement, we will seek global and local community to support hong kong fellow activists, and that is the reasons we have young scholars, young activists are continue their global campaign, and for young activists just like me based in hong kong, just like we are preparing and engaging the action on this weekend, for a democratic campaign in hong kong, is more than 100,000 people come to vote, i think that is the platform already. we encourage all hong kong people to come out, to have the protest vote beijing. as carrie lam has said today, although she describes new laws as mild, she says they
will be vigorously implemented if the security laws are broken, and from what you are describing to me, lawyers on the part of the chinese authorities could easily argue you are breaking these new security laws. no-one can understand the standard of the redline of the communist regime. we are all aware of the uncertainty and risks, but when cannot give up. we would like the world to knowjust how hong kong public library already banned my book to be published a few years ago. it is about hong kong being a global city. free flow of information. so you could face a trial possibly behind closed doors, possibly taking place in mainland china.
clearly, you have considered all that. what support have you got? what legal advice are you getting? such risk, we still have a human right lawyer, activists continuing defence on human rights. with such uncertainty, more importantly, we need to generate the momentum and make them realise they cannot hide the voice of hong kong people, they cannot silence the voice of global community. when hong kong, 100, two systems, it is beijing, i believe world leaders are aware of it. with your continued determination, what are your pa rents determination, what are your parents saying about your involvement now, given the new risks? thank you for the understanding. itjust makes us even stronger determination. i would say what is happening in
hong kong right now is as similaras hong kong right now is as similar as what has happened in poland or germany a few decades ago. in europe, last century, it doesn't mean we need to surrender and give up. at least we say no to beijing, it is not an option for hong kong people. joshua, thank you for talking to us here on bbc news, and of course, we will be following very closely your story and what happens in hong kong. thank you. thank you. let's get some of the day's other news. the famous running of the bulls festival has got under way in the spanish city of pamplona. the annual event is looking very different this year because of coronavirus. alanna petroff reports. usually the san fermin festival in pamplona looks like this. thousands of revellers
packing the streets. this year, the kick—off was much tamer — a small crowd with social distancing. in previous years, the festival's famous running of the bulls attracts attention from around the world, and it's followed by bullfights. this year, bulls will not be making an appearance. the risk of crowds and spreading coronavirus is simply too great. animal welfare activists say they hope this is the start of a new era. this will mark the year when bullfighting ends forever. eventually this industry will die out and what happened with the lockdown, with covid—19, is the last nail in the coffin of the bullfighting industry. spain's unique bullfighting industry has been suffering, even before coronavirus came along.
over the years, there's been fewer events and less work to go around for the matadors. i will be back in a moment with all the latest business stories. see you soon. hello. well, not much happening with the weather out there at the moment. a lot of dry weather, some clear spells. and, actually, tuesday morning isn't looking too bad at all across most of the uk. however, rain is expected, and once it arrives, it might stick around all through the day. and it will end up being grey, damp and cool at least for some of us, not everywhere. now, at the moment, you can see the gap in the weather across the uk, some clear spells here. but out in the atlantic is this daisy chain of weather fronts. you can see the clouds here, rain—bearing clouds. that is heading in our direction. once it reaches us, it will stick around, this whole sort of conveyor belt of cloud and rain, probably for a good two or three days.
so, this is what it looks like through the early hours. you can see quite across much of england, wales and scotland, apart from a few showers there. dry just about to northern ireland, but here is that weather front, that daisy chain of cloud and rain that i've just been talking about. that's going to be reaching ireland very early in the morning and then spread into northern ireland. belfast is in for some rain certainly by mid—morning. then, basically, it's this central swathe of the uk that will turn grey and wet at times. so, northern wales, merseyside, certainly lancashire into the lakes, not particularly pleasant, and that rain will spread into yorkshire too. but either side of that, actually, the weather isn't looking too bad at all. some sunshine there in scotland and in the south of the country as well. but then, that weather front, that sort of conveyor belt is going to sink further southwards. so it's more southern parts of the country that gets the cloud and the outbreaks of rain on wednesday, whereas areas to the north will turn a little bit brighter. so, liverpool, perhaps some
sunshine there come wednesday and 18 degrees. now, it's still with us on thursday, the remnants of it. still cloud and some outbreaks of rain across the south. probably from liverpool northwards, the weather is looking better. some sunshine in belfast there on thursday, not a bad day, but cool, 16 degrees. this is air from the north atlantic. all that warmth is still way to the south where it's heating up across spain, portugal and france. we're in the cool air right now. now, this is the outlook for the next few days. that warmer airfrom the southern climes will be just about reaching us, but we'll have to wait, i think, until the weekend.
this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. a 23%jump in profits, samsung reaps the benefits from the global lockdown through massive chip and display sales. but where are their phones? and china's economy is facing a major unemployment crisis. we speak to the businesses and the workers affected.
we are now focusing on the top business stories. samsung electronics says its operating profits rose by 23% in the april tojune quarter, beating most expectations. the growth in online working and an increase in chip sales to data centres has given samsung a boost as millions around the world started working from home. but that may not continue through the course of the year, so what is the outlook for samsung? joining me now is alex wood, europe editor at forbes. nice to see you, alex. give us your take on samsung's numbers, what have they told us?|j your take on samsung's numbers, what have they told us? i think this is a wonderful bit of positive news after a lot of the challenging environment over the last couple of months. a couple of things really caught my ip particular on the display business side of things, as you mentioned there is some good news in terms of the displays, samsung makes a lot of the lcd panels that we
are using and work from home setups, but also they make a lot of the screens that go into smart phones around the world and this one really interesting point within that, samsung makes a lot of the displays that go into the apple iphone and something that is inside some of the note that they put out today is that they have actually received a large chargeback from apple because of lower—than—expected sales, so on the one hand lots of good news, but it also points to a wider trend of what is happening with smartphone sales across the world. let's talk about actual samsung phone themselves. how many of those are they selling? they used to be world leaders, it's getting very competitive and that looks quite disappointing and if that is the case, what does that mean for something going forward ? mean for something going forward? absolutely, the smart phone industry, the market for smart phones is increasingly challenging, we have seen a lot of competition, particularly for samsung with huawei as they have really come in and undercut them in terms of pricing but i think really we
have to look at the smartphone market on a much wider level. if we were having this conversation five years ago, many of us would be thinking about upgrading our smart phones every single year and i think what this really points to is the whole market of smart phones really maturing, i think we have really had a certain point within technology where the idea of upgrading your phones are regularlyjust isn't as important for so many consumers out there so samsung u nfortu nately a re consumers out there so samsung unfortunately are weathering a lot of that storm, however as a business samsung is so diversified and as you've seen, chip making as well, going into these different servers and computers, they are a very diverse business so smart phones is a concern for them but there's a lot of other positive out there quite and thatis positive out there quite and that is what i was just going to say, samsung electronics is so pervasive, no matter what's going on, today we are talking about 20 plus % profits. absolutely, i think it is a business that has really got a lot of potential out there, there have been a lot of scandals but what i am personally interested to look
towards over the next year as the mobile networks business, so yes smart phones challenging but given the tensions we are having in the united states and increasingly in the uk as well with huawei on this mobile networks they have been trying to put into these countries, this actually presents an opportunity for samsung so that would be somewhere to look for more growth. we will keep an eye on that, alex, thank you for your time so early in the morning. as unemployment rates in most corona hit countries skyrockets, the official jobless number in china has hovered around, but not above, the government's target. a wave of more layoffs is expected however, as companies struggle to stay alive, just as millions of fresh graduates start looking for work. robin brant travelled to one factory near china's eastern coast. this is a business that is desperately trying to keep the lights on. there's a few workers on the factory floor every day, but it's mostly stacked up cardboard boxes and
rusty inventory. a handful of staff tucked away in a corner and the boss stranded in europe. up until now we haven't received any substantial mass production order to keep the factory running and, to be able to pay salaries and stay afloat. lotus makes the rails on the racks for the shops that some of you go to, or at least they used to. most of the staff are now at home. the last thing they would want to do is fire anybody, i'd still prefer to put everybody at home on minimum wage is law actually allows me to do, because i am hopeful that after one, two, almost three months, in the near future, i almost three months, in the nearfuture, iam hopeful that we can restart. this man is one of the workers who is hanging on. he has had a pay cut but
his family has been hit hard. his wife works at the factory as well and if this company goes under they will lose their pay and free lunch. there will be nothing to send back home to their daughter. private companies like this are the biggest creators of new jobs in china, but the government and the party are more focused on protecting the state—owned entities at the moment, so, when this virus hit, firms like this, particularly one so dependent on the us were very, very vulnerable. an impending unemployment crisis is the stuff of nightmares for china's leaders. this protest and will hand back in april was about rent that people could no longer afford. the ruling communist party worries incessa ntly communist party worries incessantly about the effects on social stability. a year ago
its economy was already slowing stopping other well‘s most populous nation is facing an employment crisis. as well as those struggling to find a new job, there are those just trying to hang on to the one they have got. here in the uk businesses are poised to hear the latest promises from the chancellor as fears mount over the level ofjoblessness in this country. the latest promise, the government will pump £3 billion, that's $3.75 billion, into environmental projects as part of its plans to create so called green jobs in the wake of the pandemic. joining me now is oliver blackbourn, multi—asset portfolio manager at janus hnderson investors. good to see you. tomorrow of course, rishi sunak will deliver what is being described asa deliver what is being described as a summer budget, it is not an official budget of course but lots of ideas and plans to
help the uk economy. give us your take on some of his promises so far. i think in general there is quite a low barfor disappointment general there is quite a low bar for disappointment and that makes it quite difficult. if you look at the green deal that has been proposed here for example, £3 billion, it is not huge and you are talking about over .1% of gdp and if you put that in the wider context of the emergency measures introduced so far, they've been about 7% of gdp and if you add in things like the 5 billion that was promised on accelerated infrastructure that's another 0.2% of gdp so the stepdown is likely to be quite large unless the chancellor has something on his back pocket to support the wage support that we have seen so far. there is a risk that you
run out of spending in the economy. in terms of promises for green jobs, economy. in terms of promises for greenjobs, this is vouches for greenjobs, this is vouches for households who want to rei nflate for households who want to reinflate their homes, making the homes greener, reducing their energy bills, but also potentially creating thousands and thousands of jobs potentially creating thousands and thousands ofjobs to those who are losing jobs right now. there are many positive sentiments out there about this idea, coming from the opposition party as well and very specific help for the arts and theatres announced yesterday. these specific measures need to be introduced, don't they? i think you are right, the government is getting much more targeted with its approach, the broad—based packages so far can't continue, and they need to get more, to focus into different parts of
the economy that are struggling with this and that said i think there is a danger of not enough coming through, the screen package that has been announced, the conservative government which was only elected back in the end of last year was promising over 9 billion in funding, for green purposes though it has been a bit of a disappointment. if you compare that to the rest of europe, france has spent over £10 billion, germany over £30 billion, so the scale of these packages is not at the level that i think people are hoping for, especially as there has been a 20% fall in gdp. 0k oliver, we will leave it there. thank you so much for your time this morning. and just to say tomorrow on wednesday the chancellor rishi sunak will be delivering what being described as his summer statement that may impact millions of livelihoods, there's a of detail on our
website so a little later this morning i will be tweeting some of that for you, but of course it is all on bbc online and we will have coverage of that summer statement hair on the bbc tomorrow, but now let's get some of the days other stories in terms of business. tiktok has confirmed to the bbc that it is stopping operations of the tiktok app in hong kong due to recent events. facebook, google and twitter have already suspended processing requests from the chinese authorities for user data in hong kong. the decisions follows china's new sweeping national security law for the city. wall street's major indexes closed higher on monday after data showed unexpected growth inthe us services sector last month. the nasdaq racked up its third straight record closing high. and shares like apple, amazon, netflix and tesla all closed at the highest ever.
the let's show you the number so you can see how things are going: there is speculation that the authorities are trying to spark authorities are trying to spark a domestic bull run, the china us trade war, so analysts are talking about the chinese government initiating all sorts of new incentives to support their economy and try to support some kind of healthy bull run on their own market, so it is an interesting story
emerging but of course we have mentioned the night before on wall street, a bumper session because of good strong us data in terms of its services sector. today dubai will become the first city in the middle east to start welcoming back tourists. the authorities have put in place strict safety guidelines for visitors — who are major contributors to the emirate's economy. last year it welcomed an all—time high of 16.73 million international overnight visitors. joining me now is our middle east business correspondent sameer hashmi. tell us a bit more about how dubai is getting ready. dubai is opening up tourism because they have had lot down measures in place since march. in some places travellers have to get a coronavirus test, 96 hours before they arrive in the city.
if they fail to do so they will have to go through the test here in dubai. if they are found negative they are free to go and roam around the city but if they turn out to be positive they have to quarantine themselves for two weeks and they also have to pay for the expenses related to the treatment if they are hospitalised or quarantined in a hotel. everything else has opened up, the usual guidelines is that people have to wear a mask, maintain social distancing, pretty much all the places have been opened but they are pretty clear about sticking to these basic guidelines, in fact there's a fine of 800 us dollars for violating some of these basic conditions not wearing a mask or not maintaining social distancing and public. and how has dubai done economically since this pandemic began?m has been a huge challenge, like the rest of the middle east but in dubai's case it is a little more peculiar because it does
not rely on oil for revenue unlike abu dhabi which is the capital of uae. dubai's economic model is built com pletely economic model is built completely around tourism, real estate and international trade and all of them have been hit badly, specifically tourism a national trade because of the lot down measures though it has had a significant impact. if you look at the first quarter which is january to march, dubai's economy has contracted during that period because of the pandemic lockdown, and this is within the first three months so once the numbers are out for the next three months which is between april and june, the numbers will be much worse than that is why it is very important for the buyer to get tourists back because it relies on tourism in a big way, because travellers come in, they spend money on shopping, hospitality, going to tourist sites and international trade because once tourism opens up a lot of international businessmen or entrepreneurs also visit the city for trade
and business. we shall watch this space. thank you for joining us today. stay with us on bbc news. still to come: following the toppling of a slave trader's statue in bristol, we report on the shape of britain's colonial legacy today in the first of a special series. central london has been rocked by a series of terrorist attacks. police say there have been many casualties, and there is growing speculation that al-qaeda was responsible. germany will be the hosts of the 2006 football world cup. they pipped the favourites, south africa, by a single vote. in south africa, the possibility of losing hadn't even been contemplated, and celebration parties were cancelled. the man entered the palace through a downstairs window and made his way to the queen's private bedroom. then he asked herfor a cigarette, and on the pretext
of arranging for some to be brought, she summoned a footman on duty, who took the man away. one child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world. education is the only solution. applause this is bbc news. the headlines this hour: hong kong's chief executive defends the controversial new security law imposed by beijing, calling its provisions "very mild". businesses reopen in brazil's biggest city, but the country's still gripped by coronavirus. the president's taken a test after showing symptoms. recent protests by the black lives matter movement and controversy over some public statues
have drawn attention to aspects of britain's imperial past and its legacy. in the first of a series of reports from around the world, clive myrie has been to bristol where the statue of the slave trader edward colston was taken down, and he considers how britain's colonial legacy is reflected today. who owns history? who dictates memory? is it always the victors? what would you think about coloured people coming to work on the buses? i don't like the idea very much. what about the others? those marginalised. like the windrush generation. i was willing to fight for my... well, i thought which was my country, and, obviously, it's not. the city of bristol is a place where different memories vie for supremacy. but why can't there be
a past we all can embrace? i am a proud northerner, born in bolton, of jamaican heritage. but it could be argued bristol is the place where i came of age, where i got my first job injournalism, the only career i've ever known. like many west indians and their descendants living in the uk, my lineage stretches back to africa and the trade in human bondage involving ports like bristol. ships loaded with goods would sailfrom here down to west africa. they'd then be exchanged for slaves. that human cargo would go across the atlantic to the caribbean. there, they'd be exchanged for cotton and sugar and tobacco. that would then sail back to the united kingdom. the triangular trade. and slavery underpinned great wealth, and it's that wealth which helped build cities
like bristol. the legacy of slavery and the ships that sailed from here is a fractured past for me. this is true for all britain's west indians, the children of empire. asher craig grew up to become bristol's deputy mayor. i'm searching, i want to know who i am, and i may take the dna test too. i need to pass down this legacy to my own children. you know, they're also kind of on me, like, "mum, we need to know where we come from," so that when they're ready to have children, they can kind of pass on that legacy. now the end of their journey is near. what will they find in the land they regard as an eldorado? slavery had obliterated one part of their history. now, west indians were being encouraged to create another. asked to help rebuild britain after the war. mike lord was a schoolboy, a little too old to be carried over england's threshold when he arrived in 1960, one of the windrush generation.
like this child, he was barely out of short pants. i was crying my eyes out. i just didn't want to come to the uk. i was only six years of age. the new arrivals were construction workers, bus drivers. they joined the nhs. mike arrived on his godparents' passport with no other paperwork. years later, when he was forced to prove he had a right to live here, he couldn't. i felt like a leper. you know, i mayjust as well have had a tag on my back, saying, "i'm not british" because no—one will accept it because the government made it not to employ you if you've got no paperwork to prove who you are. slavery, windrush, toxic legacies of empire, history written by the victors. but this empty plinth
tells a new story, that the marginalised have had enough. cheering last month, the statue of the 18th century slave trader and philanthropist edward colston was toppled in the heart of bristol. now, he awaits restoration. but the graffiti is to be preserved — symbol of a new understanding that the experience of victor and vanquished are part of the same story. well, this is one history that's been brought low, covered in mud by people who are hoping to create a new history. but the fact is, both our faces represent bristol. i think nobody owns history. no one race, no one group owns history. and i'd like for us to start thinking about history in a collective sense. we should think of history as a british history. and that, i think, will encourage people to feel british,
that feel that they have a stake in british society. british colonialism defines who we all are. it's left a family album of different peoples and races. it is our story. every single moment. clive myrie, bbc news, in bristol. chile has been hard hit by the pandemic. nearly 300,000 cases, more than 6,000 deaths. as the bbc‘s tim allman reports, one nurse is trying to ease pressure on the patients and her colleagues in an unusual way. violin plays even in a place full of fear... violin plays ..there can be the most beautiful sound of hope. at the intensive care unit of this hospital in santiago, nurse damaris silva plays her violin.
she has already worked a full shift but as she walks the corridors for hours, trying to soothe and inspire. translation: i am delivering a little bit of love, a little bit of faith, a little hope with my violin. every time i do it, i do it from my heart. twice a week, she does her rounds, playing mostly a mix of local favourites. some of these patients have spent weeks here. but damaris is notjust helping them, she is helping those who treat them too. translation: it is great that she comes around and plays music. it is something really beautiful, honestly. as much for me as i imagine it is for the patients who are very stressed from being sick in here. chile's health ministry says
there are positive signs things are getting better. but in a system that has come close to breaking point, spirits desperately need to be lifted. they do indeed. i will see you soon. hello. well, not much happening with the weather out there at the moment. a lot of dry weather, some clear spells. and, actually, tuesday morning isn't looking too bad at all across most of the uk. however, rain is expected, and once it arrives, it might stick around all through the day. and it will end up being grey, damp and cool at least for some of us, not everywhere. now, at the moment, you can see the gap in the weather across the uk, some clear spells here. but out in the atlantic is this daisy chain of weather fronts. you can see the clouds here, rain—bearing clouds. that is heading in our direction. once it reaches us, it will stick around, this whole sort of conveyor belt of cloud and rain, probably for a good two or three days. so, this is what it looks like through the early hours.
you can see quite across much of england, wales and scotland, apart from a few showers there. dry just about to northern ireland, but here is that weather front, that daisy chain of cloud and rain that i've just been talking about. that's going to be reaching ireland very early in the morning and then spread into northern ireland. belfast is in for some rain certainly by mid—morning. then, basically, it's this central swathe of the uk that will turn grey and wet at times. so, northern wales, merseyside, certainly lancashire into the lakes, not particularly pleasant, and that rain will spread into yorkshire too. but either side of that, actually, the weather isn't looking too bad at all. some sunshine there in scotland and in the south of the country as well. but then, that weather front, that sort of conveyor belt is going to sink further southwards. so it's more southern parts of the country that gets the cloud and the outbreaks of rain on wednesday, whereas areas to the north will turn a little bit brighter. so, liverpool, perhaps some sunshine there come wednesday and 18 degrees. now, it's still with us on thursday,
the remnants of it. still cloud and some outbreaks of rain across the south. probably from liverpool northwards, the weather is looking better. some sunshine in belfast there on thursday, not a bad day, but cool, 16 degrees. this is air from the north atlantic. all that warmth is still way to the south where it's heating up across spain, portugal and france. we're in the cool air right now. now, this is the outlook for the next few days. that warmer airfrom the southern climes will be just about reaching us, but we'll have to wait, i think, until the weekend.
good morning. welcome to breakfast with dan walker and sally nugent. our headlines today: a green deal — hundreds of thousands of homeowners could receive vouchers of up to £5,000 for home improvements to help kickstart the economy. after reopening at the weekend a few pubs have shut their doors after customers test positive for coronavirus while others continue to crunch the numbers i'll hear from owners concerned that sales are too low to be sustainable. as the easing of lockdown continues, hotair as the easing of lockdown continues, hot air ballooning returns to the
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