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this is g.w. news the live from berlin the united states escalates its trade dispute with china washington imposes new tariffs on billions of dollars plus of chinese goods as the two countries fail to resolve their differences beijing says it will retaliate so what will be impacting on the global economy also coming up the first results of south africa's election showed that the ruling a.n.c. is heading for its was out and its twenty five years in government and our correspondent looks at allegations that the vote may not have been straight on sat
. and does this float your boat it's one of the more unusual exhibits at this year's venice be ona laid off shadow a monument to europe's migration crisis we'll take a closer look at that and other works at the exhibition. i knew cubes mackinnon thanks so much for joining us. the standoff between china and the u.s. over trade has taken a turn for the worse at the stroke of midnight washington time the u.s. increased tariffs on two hundred billion dollars of imports from china that's an increase from ten to twenty five percent the move comes as the two sides failed to reach an agreement at talks in the u.s. because she is a set to continue today to try to break the impasse u.s.
president donald trump outlined some of the sticking points you know with the piggy bank that everybody steals from including china we've been paid jonah five hundred billion dollars a year for many many years china rebuilt their country because of us i don't blame them i blame our past leadership for allowing this to happen what i'm doing now with china should have happened many years ago not just obama. long before obama say no breakthrough so far my colleague stephen basically from business says hey it's a break this down for us stephen the trade talks are set to continue later on friday and yet tariffs have gone into effect now what is it that washington is trying to make beijing do with these measures basically submit to their will in a sense what they've wanted here has always sort of been a large package from beijing they want them to consume more american goods basically to even the trade deficit between the two countries or to bring it down i
should say and they also want promises on things like intellectual property theft which they say chinese commits a regular process a lot of countries say this way of increasing its own technological prowess and they also want some action against things like cyber theft and cyber war as well so as you can see in decreasing the trade deficit and taking care of intellectual property guarantees these are very difficult things and where these agreements seem to have broken down or what seems what sort of sparked this backlash from the u.s. is that the china was that china was going to suggest that some of these would be hard to enforce a deal for stability mechanisms they were sort of backing away from what it sounds like from the beginning analysts had said in forcing things like intellectual property regulations in china cyber theft all this is going to be very difficult data collection from u.s. firms and china that's going to be difficult to enforce and that seems of sort of struck prompted this ok so what about the repercussions what do these types mean for u.s. consumers for the u.s. economy will consumers will likely see price increases in the coming months it
won't be immediate they're not going to go into wal-mart tomorrow and see that their favorite items have increased these tariffs are hitting a range of products everything from bicycle parts to to rubber gasket so some of these are items that consumers will buy directly a lot of them will p. passed on to them by businesses who have already maybe eaten the ten percent tariff that this that was on these products before that twenty five percent more and more of them are going to have to pass along those costs to consumers if they want to see. afloat and so that's what is expected when you see this tariff increase is that they can't say anymore all right we'll take this one on but now it's going to be the consumers are going to have to take this so it'll be interesting to see what their responses and what about retaliation from china what can we expect it'll be interesting to see i mean you can't underestimate them their massive economy in amounts of power but at the same time the u.s. really seems to hold more cards here china's economic indicators are really down and frankly i'm trying to realize more on the u.s. when it comes to its export economy it needs that main buyer and if the u.s.
is going to really start hitting it china is more sensitive frankly to it than the u.s. is to counter-measures ok all right stephen it's lee from business thank you so much thank you ron. ok let's have a look at some of the other stories making news around the world today a former u.s. army intelligence analyst chelsea manning has been released from jail manning spent sixty two days in detention on civil contempt charges after refusing to testify to a federal grand jury investigating wiki leaks she's now been served a fresh the pina again demanding she testify next week after seven years i'm a new york court has sentenced a german woman to four years in prison for posing as an heiress in order to swindle huge sums of money twenty eight year old can turn to for awards to fund the train lifestyle she pretended to be a socialite to convince banks hotels and friends to part with hundreds of thousands of dollars. twenty year in amazon tycoon jeff bezos has announced his rocket
company blue origin is sending a spacecraft to the moon the world's richest man says the blue moon a lunar lander will be able to transport equipment that the u.s. government wants to establish an outpost on the moon by twenty twentieth's a. set of burns that will take us down to this. to south africa now where the ruling african national congress holds a comfortable lead up to the general election the more than two thirds of the votes have now been counted the tally so far does show however that the a.n.c. is on course for its was performance in a national poll in its twenty five years in government the vote is the first test of public sentiment since president cyril run a poser replaced scandal hit jacob zuma last year. christine one has more from johannesburg. we're outside the african national congress is headquarters and while the results of final results as much as ours
that it's pretty clear that the a.n.c. will retain its my joy by what margin will only be known on saturday when we expect the final result but that might not happen because there is a video that has fun viral in south africa and that is off a photo of a gentleman who voted in the day wiping off the ink that voters will mocked with on his stem the implication of that is if he was able to do that potentially others did too and were able to float twice now it's a big talking point here the electoral commission has held several briefings addressing questions on the matter from journalists we are downtown johannesburg and we're going to talk to some voters who took part in your city's election who some of them believe that it's not true here is. scuse me ladies. are you voted in guess today's election do you still have your income your thumb can you show it to us some people say that people were able to avoid twice because the in came off no no i'm to avoid two eyes would once. ok and my joke is just one of many people who say they voted you say and the ink is still on the if into and
didn't think this much to these allegations up in coming off bats some people think that this is a serious issue that needs to be investigated because it could potentially of all the final results of the election has to be revisited to know before we finalize the counting of the fourteen because of it's affecting the results of the voting procedures to be investigated so that through good the court results because no if there are people who have voted we're going to have to put it to. the results you took the engulfs that was an easy yes because these do you think that this needs to be investigated i think it must be investigated because of people voted twice in this the biggest opposition party the democratic alliance has called for a full audit off the election results and we don't know that the independent electoral commission has confirmed. that about nineteen people were arrested for voting twice. you know news christine wonder reporting there from johannesburg now
it's being called a milestone for the right hailing industry and the so-called sharing economy is set to make it stop market debut today shell shares will be price of forty five dollars for the initial public offering the company based in san francisco hopes the offering will rake in more than eight billion dollars but ahead of the i.p.o. the drive is in some u.s. cities have taken to the streets in protest complaining about what they say are food work conditions and dwindling levels of. d.w. washington correspondent helen humphrey met one of the driver who like many of his colleagues is struggling to make ends meet and as she reports now some analysts are saying that his business model is just not sustainable. after gnome flight there's no shortage of weary travelers eager to jump in back here at washington's ronald reagan airport right hailing services have never been more in demand but drivers
say they're not seeing the benefits of choice been an uber driver for three years in that time rival service lifton's come on the scene meaning greater competition and you a customer as it used to be relatively easy to just go online you know turn the up on go online and know that you would make decent money and now it's having to be more strategic with it in terms of where and when i drive. these days tori has more downtime per shift than he used to and on wednesday he went on strike in solidarity with other drivers around the world who are also frustrated by wages and working conditions as the company prepares to go public but i know the liberals said that in their initial public offering prospectus did they expect to produce drivers can. consideration more if they do that i will stop driving because right now it would be barely to the point where it's worthwhile to
go out and drive you know some joy of a civil ready been forced to give up katie wells is a researcher at georgetown university in washington d.c. for the post two years she's been following for bridge riders in the city and found hoffa live below the poverty line that us for some it meant that they were taking on longer and longer hours driving sixteen and eighteen hour days rather that meant that they began working sixty seven days a week others and then up in bankruptcy and ended up in homelessness the research suggests that the current right hand it industry is not sustainable in its current shape despite being a pioneer in the right hailing a con in the ruble loses a staggering amount of money even if its drivers are not necessarily well paid instead investors will be banking on cuban drive is being replaced by driverless vehicles meaning one less expense. that's not yet on the horizon but in the meantime there's a lot of people wanting rides a lot of dissatisfied drive as
a no clear road ahead. all right so look at the europa league football now and going to sleep at club and frankfurt missed out on a place in the final after losing to premier league side chelsea in a penalty shootout the english club took the lead in the first off with a goal from reuben loftus cheek that frankfurt's knew could go that she levelled the school off to the break with the game tied at the end of extra time the much went to a penalty shoot out chelsea's goal keeper made to say to break frankfurt's hearts and the blues now face arsenal in the final in brooklyn. and now to one of the most important festivals in the world event the venice biennale a is opening on saturday this year organizers say the event will feature works that address a walled in turmoil its title may you live in. interesting times among this year's highlight as a monument to europe's migration crisis. the fifty eight edition of the venice be
an olive is called may you live in interesting times that's intended more as a message to visitors than as an all encompassing model for the spectacular art festival featuring works from ninety nations much of it displayed in competing national privilege it's. one of the works on display is a machine presented by chinese artist soon young and pun new tries in vain to clean up a red liquid. artist's live in the same world where it is they read this days they respond to things but there are no themes in this business so yes i think art. is social but in a different way than. journalism or history or anthropology. it approaches how we experience the world. the work that has attracted the most
attention though is this ship wreck it was transported to venice by sea the fishing vessel sank off the libyan coast in two thousand and fifteen with more than one thousand refugees on board if you survived i mean. swiss artist christophe blowhole has installed it for the duration of the b. and allah in a prominent position in venice harbor. the job of artists is to raise questions about things and to raise questions about how we look at things about the categories we used to order or world and then they the workers up to us to. develop a message. once again there's plenty of food for thought at the venice biennale.
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