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first one she really did become world famous conductor. longer than my. mind is to. start did you marry a t o t w. a flexible deadline trade talks between chinese and u.s. negotiators enter crucial stages president trump says the march first deadline to reach a compromise could be extended if talks were going well also coming up supplies of some common prescription medicines are already lower in britain and many fear inventories will suffer even more after the u.k. leaves the european union next month. i'm christopher good to
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have you both. apparently the deadline is a flexible one u.s. president donald trump has signaled he may give trade negotiations between the united states and china more time initially fresh u.s. tariffs on chinese goods where come into effect by march first should both sides not reach a comprehensive trade agreement before hand now the latest round of high stakes talks begins tomorrow in beijing. it sounded like another off the cuff remark but if you've been following the trade spat between the united states and china these words delivered ahead of another round of high stakes talks carried special waste. to ten percent or two hundred billion goes up to twenty five percent and march first and so far i said don't do that now if we're close to a deal where we think we can make a real deal and it's going to get done i could see myself letting that slide for
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a little while but generally speaking i'm not inclined to do whether or not he's inclined to do is the message arriving in beijing the march first deadline to either reach a deal or be subjected to another round of crippling tariffs is no longer set in stone. but that flexibility isn't likely to come cheap the united states is determined to get china to make sweeping reforms to protect american intellectual property and industrial subsidies failure to make progress on those issues may be the real red line determining the deadline. for more on the story let's bring in the w. correspondent. in taipei the u.s. officials have always said march first is a hard deadline now president seems to be softening his stance what is the feeling where you are this china or the u.s. have the upper hand as we go into these talks. well i think
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either one hand is definitely can be seen as a good way of the u.s. because with this the largest economy right now in china they will really be a great blow for china if the u.s. really raise the tax rate from ten percent to twenty five percent and that's why we also have the news they have the information that the president china's president xi jinping will probably meet the u.s. delegation on friday and treat them with chinese cuisine app two words but we really have to understand that. on the one hand it's a good news for china to not to face this what anymore but on the other hand many in china now believe that it's donald trump who has the final say of the people in the the trade talk they now believe that china has that now that donald trump has the absolute power to control the game and that's how they look at it in china now you mention it there are reports that the chinese president himself will be taking part in these negotiations what does that tell us if the president is getting
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involved without his car barred president trump sitting at the table. well it shows again that china's president xi jinping is the man player behind all of this trade talks because no matter how many meetings between the mid levels or the training go shaders for china they still need approval to go on with this structural changes or any reform that they have to do and we have to understand that some of the structure changes the reform against his own tendency of favoring state owned companies because for chinese communist party stay on enterprises are the core of the party's rule and the party's governance and we have to remember that china. at one time that the party must be in control of everything every time at all the time everything everywhere all the time so to him it's really important
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to have a have a power people behind all this talks correspondents all sung reporting from taipei thank you so much. germany interior minister jose hole for has called for a change in the law that would see stricter conditions applied to foreign producers of telecommunications equipment berlin is mulling whether to let china swell way be part of building germany's five g. network the telecoms and put maker and close ties to the chinese government and military under the proposed changes companies taking part would need to undergo security certification and sign a no spy agreement this is over say is that it would be aimed at monitoring why better as opposed to excluding it from the german market this after china blasted the u.s. for attempting to stop countries doing business with huawei. now
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its close over to our financial correspondent only bartz and frankfurt only would this move ease concerns about the security or will the changes to the communications law actually make it safer for germany. i don't know if the changes in the communications law will actually make it safer i think one can only make assumptions on the a because we don't really know what the exact wording in the legislation will be in the end and what way or the chinese will agree to in order to come into this market and then of course we can't really know what the companies themselves are doing actually my assumption is no no spying declaration is not worth the paper it's written on because if people want to despise it they do it with the paper or without the paper it's against the law in any case it already has right now in germany obviously does not want to shop quite out soley for political reasons. that's right i think this is
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a fig leaf in order to get to weigh into the market and to assuage critics who would think that germany is soft on spying or soft on the chinese wanting to get our technology but the truth is i don't think germany or other countries for that matter can go without the latest technology that said the way is what miles ahead of western five g. technology so we really need to tap into this if we're to have a competitive edge in the market because let's face it internet five g. it's instrumental in going into the next stage of our economy if you just think of autonomy as driving all the other areas that we enter not the digital commerce it's important already and will become even more important in the next years if you don't be a correspondent only worth reporting from frankfurt only thank you. now as we all know context matters so why did germany and the u.s.
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put on a show of unity and talks over importing liquefied natural gas well because at a different front both sides are engaged in nasty spat over a pipeline project that the u.s. says will deepen europe's energy dependence on russia so germany agreeing to buying more u.s. gas can be seen as an attempt to gloss over these differences. the controversial north stream two pipeline is being built here to bring cheap gas from russia to germany but now berlin looks to be eyeing other suppliers. economy minister picture of meyer says two german terminals could soon be receiving shipments of u.s. liquefied natural gas a move he said was not in response to u.s. criticism of the pipeline. now and this could be about the no there's absolutely no deal involved germany has its own interest in diversifying its gas supplies and gospel to divest if you'd see them and we also have an interest in
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developing our trade relations with the u.s. in such a way that we can achieve not higher but lower tariffs and levies on industrial products and. industry productive. u.s. deputy energy secretary danbury yet downplayed differences over the pipeline project we do have our disagreements from time to time on this specific project called nordstrom but we will work through them and we will work to make the u.s. elegy gas competitive throughout the world until now high transport costs have kept american liquid gas off the german market now the u.s. side says it expects the press of the fuel to drop dramatically in the next decade . they are just forty four days until britain's withdrawal from the european union and already supplies of commonly prescribed medicines are down in the u.k. chronically ill patients are becoming increasingly fearful for their health while
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others have started hoarding them. this is max morris is crying for it across a creek in into medicines from germany denmark ireland cyprus and the netherlands max is both hiv positive and diabetic he's only ever prescribed medicines for short periods of time but necessity is the mother of invention if you wanted to follow your courage to switch to a different practice and say i've run out i need a new prescription so there's also a way for people. to walk around the system to make sure what they have enough to keep themselves alive max has built up a six month supply he says the government should be more transparent about its contingency plans and in any case anyone with faith in this government only has themselves to blame the uncertainty around what's going to happen is just really scary i think for anyone who's living with a chronic health condition but not knowing and kind of having this feeling of the government isn't really in control of what's going on it doesn't really understand the ramifications for example for health for medicines for all kinds of supply
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lines and transport and it just seems a bit from all of britain imports around thirty seven million medical products every month in the case of a no deal breaks it border checks and tariffs would have to be reinstated at the country's harbors literally overnight in a letter to the pharmaceuticals industry the british health minister warns that there could be potential delays to imports of up to six months the government has advised drug companies to stockpile six weeks worth of medicines to combat the issue this online pharmacy is taking the advice seriously and preparing now for the thirtieth of march you can say with held up a very large pile of medication for our hundred thirty thousand patients and we shall roughly two hundred thousand per month. it might seem a crazy amount but and the past. and the pharmacy industry star can go short very
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very quickly. and even prior to potential post brix it chaos medications are becoming scarce on the island last october thirty five medications were on the shortage list now they're at eighty why exactly is not clear is this simply normal fluctuations in worldwide demand problems with manufacturers or is it in fact pre-breakfast panic either way max morris is starting to think about his future he's considering leaving the country once his reserves run out. that's our show thanks for watching for more there's always the web side that's t w dot com slash christopher over and ever since that.
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is bound to. his fans he opens doors to. sounds good. though genre that's so much more than just background music video game music starts february twenty fifth on d w. hello and welcome to news from the world of arts and culture i'm robert merrill we're looking at the following topics today. along with altering films the but also highlights often comic acting talent with its european shooting stars awards we'll meet two of this year's faces to watch. we'll also meet up and coming young soprano as a prize seekers making a name for herself in start soap our. butts
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we begin with the american photographer cindy sherman she's this year's winner of the prestigious max beckmann prize which recognizes outstanding performances in the artistic field sherman is considered one of the most important and influential artists of her generation throughout her career she has explored identity and the nature of representation in society especially of women. cindy sherman has been photographing herself since the one nine hundred seventy s. but her works are not self portraits in the classic sense of an artist taking a look at their authentic self instead sherman takes on different personas in her own imagine scenarios critiquing gender and identity.


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