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this is d.w. news live from berlin tempers flare at a meeting between the united states and china the 2 sides clash at their 1st get together since president joe biden took office the u.s. calls beijing a threat to global stability china accuses the us of hypocrisy also coming out. this is a safe and effective vaccine expenditure in protecting people from covert 19 with the associated grief of today from coast to life in a shoot out way the possibility risks several european countries plan to start
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vaccinating astra zeneca again now governments face the challenge of restoring public confidence in the backseat. and those protests continue and being mar we look at how the country's military leaders are trying to prevent the rest of the world from seeing what is going on. i. was gonna it's good to have you with us top u.s. and chinese officials have met face to face for the 1st time since president joe biden took office the customary diplomatic pleasantries were quickly thrown aside the 2 powers launched into scathing indictments calling each side national character into question now among the issues brought up there in the alaska meetings where human rights coronavirus pandemic and china's military build up in the south china sea now from the very start us secretary of state and say blinken
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wasted no time in calling out the chinese delegation will also discuss our deep concerns with actions by trying to. including actions wrong hong kong taiwan cyber attacks on the united states' economic coercion toward our allies each of these actions threaten the rules based order that maintains will stability that's why they're not merely internal matters and why we feel an obligation to raise these issues here today a china wasn't having any of that chinese communist party foreign affairs chief yang g.h.a. fired back by questioning america status as a leader on the global stage. when talking about universal values or international public opinion on the part of the united states we hope the u.s. side will think about whether it feels reassured saying those things because the u.s. does not represent the world it only represents the government of the united states
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. all right let's talk about that testy meeting with correspondent. joining us from beijing this wasn't really the best start for the 1st face to face talks was it. no it was not it was really catastrophic but it reflects actually the bilateral ties who are at an all time low recently there was a gallup in america and almost half of the american citizens said that they perceive china is the biggest threat to the nation and that's by far the number one and double the number than last year so it really increased a lot but also from the chinese side n.t. americanism is at an all time high and you should also not forget that both governments are also sending a political message to their domestic audience that not only is the u.s. government also and the chinese government when for example top diplomat young. criticize us the u.s. government their democratic system they've given rights records that will make
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headlines here that will also be broadcast the evening news and. still the chinese was national pride because they are. are at an eye on i'd level of us are americans was that the world powers discussing and debating things and had a list of conflicts are really i mean this really enters for example the critical issue of human rights we do not crimes that china commits sins and i mean the government also. is saying that this is genocide he basically confirms what the trump administration also said and also the repression in hong kong but then you also have a lot of economic issues the u.s. accuses china of cyber espionage for example and unfair economic practices however china says that the u.s. is basically using a pretext in the name of human rights and democracy they want to stop the rise of china given this very contentious start and how much cooperation you think is going
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to be possible between the u.s. and china with this new biden administration in the white house. we're not that much and i think this will remain for the next decade or so yet this one actually won big topic where they will cooperate that's a climate change and that's also an issue where actually the u.s. side can learn some parts from the chinese government because it actually has done a lot there are environmental issues in the last years but really other than that there are not many issues right now where i see big leverage for collaboration you mention that strong rhetoric from china that we're seeing here what do you think that tells us about how beijing sees its role on the global stage right now. yet they see themselves as a global power as a world power as a rising global power and they don't want to do what for example didn't help him he was the big economic reform of the eighty's he said that you should basically hike your strengths and bite for time but that's all the seizing ping now the head of
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state he's very very nationalistic and also pursuing their national interests and that's really a big paradigm shift and you see that politically but also economically china recently released a new 5 year plan and that's basically a big strategy to strategy to become self-sufficient as possible for example all the sense of technological product they want to produce by themselves they don't want to realize that much anymore on. imports some of that's basically a big paradigm shift that person right now correspondent reporting there in beijing thank you. now germany france and several other european union countries say they are resuming astra zeneca vaccinations after the european medicines agency the n.s.a. said the vaccine is safe and effective after a review of the a.m.a. concluded that the vaccine was not associated with an overall increase in the risk
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of blood clots more than a dozen european countries suspended astra zeneca vaccinations after some recipients developed clots. here in germany the government and public health authorities have been under fire now for weeks over the sluggish vaccination rollout less than one in 10 people in germany has received the 1st dose of the vaccine some say the delays are damaging germany's reputation for efficiency. a widespread sigh of relief after the european medicines agency the clear the astra zeneca vaccine safe and effective german health minister yen spahn called it good news and then ounce the country would be resuming vaccinations with esther's anika . this is our joint goal of the federal government and all 16 states is to start vaccinating again in germany with astra zeneca during the course of the day and the going and v i can come sponsor of the e m a's assessment confirms that the german government was right to press pause on astra zeneca vaccines and await the outcome of the agency's investigations doctors
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will now have to inform patients about the possibility of rare blood clotting disorders said the head of germany's institute for vaccines this week. the committee has found that the risk to benefit ratio is still favorable and therefore vaccinations can continue. and involve however there will be a warning and it is important to us that it is a warning that draws attention to the far to killer symptoms that can occur in very rare cases the the s resent it is essential for the success of germany's vaccination plan the rollout has so far been sluggish especially compared to countries such as israel and the u.k. only 3.7 percent of germany's population has been fully vaccinated and the around 8.4 percent has received a 1st shot. the government's strategy relies on the uptake of astra zeneca
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deliveries expected over the next few months up to almost $17000000.00 doses in the 2nd quarter of the year germany also wants to start vaccinating in doctors' offices by mid april a plan that is highly reliant on the astra zeneca shot being available the government will now also have to work to ensure that germans don't lose trust in the safety of the resent vaccine a loss in trust could endanger chancellor angela merkel's pledge to have given all adults in germany the chance to get vaccinated by the end of summer. germany has faced criticism for being slow to vaccinate even before the astra zeneca shot was paused the that news chief international editor richard walker spoke with foreign minister heikal moss who says it is crucial to get more people vaccinated quickly. because it's important that we step up to the pace of vaccinations are over the next few weeks because otherwise we'll lose the trust population.
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that's the most important point for me. of course we would have hoped by now to have vaccinated many more people in germany but in april and may will have such large amounts of that scene that the numbers will go up significantly. it's also crucial to fight the pandemic in order to make sure that the hospitals don't get so full of intensive care patients that they can treat everyone. with no illusions that the problems that have arisen the mistakes that were made have of course have a concert or overall impact on public confidence in governments. in germany but also in other countries across the european union or your. interest. in that case do you see the e.u. is ultimately responsible for the mistakes that were made during the accident
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doesn't feel like a mofo and. think everyone knows that mistakes have been made at every level. it's a process that we haven't been through before i hope that we never ever end up in another situation like we had last year all over the world and of course especially in europe. so yes mistakes were made at every level european national right down to the regions of individual member states and we all have to do everything we can to make clear that we have learned from our mistakes. let's bring in our political correspondent thomas sparrow now good morning tom as we hear the foreign minister there saying germany hasta vaccinate quickly yet if we look at what happened with the astra zeneca shot that it was suspended and then we had stated how difficult do you think it will be to restore confidence in this vaccine. it will certainly be very difficult to restore confidence not only in that
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specific back vaccine but also in germany's overall vaccination program which as you mentioned sumi has been very slow indeed one element with which authorities hope to regain at least part of the trustees by presenting more information about possible side effects to those who will be receiving the astra zeneca vaccine a 2nd element and i think this is particularly important is by making that vaccine available 'd to g.p.'s to family doctors who can then administer it to it to their own patients you know the family doctors have already a relationship of trust with their patients there's a long standing relationship there so that's in my opinion where the key can be to actually restore trust not only on that specific vaccine the astra zeneca lexeme but in general about germany's vaccination program it is expected that leaders both at the federal level and at the regional level will discuss the exact details of how to make it possible for g.p.'s and family doctors to actually administer those
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astra zeneca vaccines and other vaccines as well as part of this idea to speed up germany's vaccination program thomas there is a vaccine summit taking place today put this into context for us i mean how big a setback is this entire affair around astra zeneca to the overall world if you're in germany. well fortunately for german officials it wasn't a very long setback it wasn't a very long holt and this is certainly something that will be positive when it comes to the overall development of germany's vaccine rollout but it is indeed a setback it is indeed a problem already german officials have stressed how they plan to move forward specifically in the next few days by for example making sure that people who have appointments can actually go to those appointments today and those who had appointments in the last few days which had to be canceled because of the whole that those appointments can then be followed in the next few days or in the next few weeks again the important element here is that that hold that temporary hold
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was actually a very short one but it is a question as to what it means for the overall promise that german authorities have made the overall problems that german chancellor angela merkel has stressed that every german adult will receive an offer to get vaccination by the end of the summer so in the next 6 months and astra zeneca as i hope i've already pointed out plays a very important role in this overall development and in this very important promise that the german chancellor has made in our political correspondent thomas sparrow thank you so much let's get a round of now some other headlines surging covert infections are for some of france's most populous areas and to a limited lockdown starting this week at parents in the north of france have been the worst affected in the country's 3rd wave france recorded nearly 40000 new cases on thursday the government has ordered stores to close for a month. spanish lawmakers have voted to legalize physician assisted suicide and
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euthanasia the law applies to long suffering patients and those with incurable diseases spain is the 6th country in the world in the 4th in the e.u. to allow doctors to help terminally ill patients and their minds. thousands of people marched in argentina's capital where no side is to demand food aid as the country's economy continues to slide because of the covert 1000 pandemic unemployment in the country is now over 10 percent and more than 40 percent of the population is affected by poverty. and a canadian business man accused of espionage has gone on trial in china michael spot or seen here in 2014 a grieving n.b.a. star dennis rodman has spent over 2 years in custody canadian diplomats say they were not permitted to attend the opening of the trial and they called the charges politically motivated. now the military in the in march has waged a brutal campaign of repression since it seized power last month its crackdown on dissent hasn't snared protesters and the media the united nations says at least 5
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local news outlets have been shut down and 37 journalists have been arrested kase on way here is one of the local reporters and editors who's been taken into custody and they have been sometimes under the threat of death now foreign and western press workers have also been targets like teen zol here who is an associated press photographer now it is believed that many are being held in same prison awaiting trial the facility near me in mars largest city young gone is notorious for human rights abuses jailed reporters face 3 year sentences on charges of spreading false information the junta has so far ignored calls to release them let's take a look now at the hurdles that journalists face as they try to give us a fuller picture of what is going on in the. world. these police officers in young gone charging. after anti military demonstrators and a journalist tanking photo is
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a bit old several police around ten's or as he tries to get away one puts him in a china cold he's then handcuffed and dragged off this happened in late february 10 zorn's pictures were to be sent to his employer the global news agency i paid outlets like g.w. then by this material so journalists like him are critical for international media to be able to report on me and mom instead tin's or is now behind bars he and a growing number of journalists and media workers in myanmar and facing up to 3 years in jail under vague charges of violating a public order law. although they know that the. tens or was arrested while he was performing his work according to the video recording and pictures published in the news he was arrested while doing his job this is not related at all to the public order law he has been charged with but that's what they are accusing him of. the
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author and is why. it's estimated that over 200 people have been killed in myanmar in a brutal crackdown on largely peaceful protests since the military's tank over on february the 1st getting information is becoming trickier to the military regularly shuts the internet down and it's blocked some social media sites it's also withdrawn the licenses of 5 major media outlets. no one is safe and the military government especially these days you know at the nih type the reagan really don't know media. and media bias and that's where one of my janitors got right at that time at his house already prepared that there will be 5. dollars our independence mean. there will be no no more press freedom. a decade after the end of the junta in myanmar the military is back in charge it's
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a major setback for press freedom and for journalists on the ground it means facing censorship threats and intimidation once again we can speak now to tintin young managing director of the burma news international media group she's joining us from thailand good to have you won t. w. how dangerous would you describe reporting in myanmar right now. right now and it's like s.s. to information is one of the most risky and dangerous situation. for the media reporters this times when. everyone in dangerous and that there and that's media can brockport the crisis around the country and many of them are already arrested and many more are stepped back at it even now we just got the news from the new man now that you know 22 more reporters arrest
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yet when it's from the missing map b.d.'s group which is one of our b.m.i. members and i was another one is from b.b.c. so the they were arrested and in need you know so that i am using my is one of the media independent media that was then. publishing rights by the by the state coup so since it is like i very much to get into all of the media groups those would be by the vices of the people and those are doing a lot the last remains of the crackdown and most christians so it is very very dangerous situation it's a dangerous situation we should say that one of your own member organizations mizzima news has had their license revoked to mention that other news outlets have also had their licenses revoked what does that mean for the ability of independent media to to try to cover these ongoing protests.
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as for the military coup when one of their main oppression against oppression is against the media because like i as long as that media is that billable and can report and the work and hears and the people can report what is happening around the country so that's why this is it is becoming almost impossible for the media groups to report but i i can see that many media has to try again and to report and also to stand with the people and take in all different kinds of bricks and that even though as how much rest it already passed and some media groups they have a well planned and that a well planned so they had are many reporters and range before hands and so that's why the media continue courting and can you tell us you know we see video of the protests in the clashes we're often looking at images from big cities like young gone what is the situation right now in were all areas.
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so rural area or especially where b.m.i. members at this like are different at an estate including. the kind shan so in that here there has been only a few media outlets and also like that they have been like a well known by the local included the police and also like air and other authorities so have been attacking some of them already on the ran because like it is already $100.00 say that at to rate their offices so on so that's why they have they had to rent and then some of them already today hide out. and they hide out there reporting their continue reporting the news so that if the situation no one no one is at the office anymore so they are on the streets and they are in different places and move in
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a bit closer to the border area so that they can continue to report that it's ok we'll have to leave it there tintin yo managing director of burma news international thank you for joining us and. thank you. for just sports now and the story of an italian volleyball player who has started a firestorm of outrage in the country she lost her job for getting pregnant the dismissal struck a nerve for women athletes in italy partly because it was within the law someone needed to ignite a spark volleyball athlete lara louis was that someone it took her about 2 years after the fact though the fact that she was let go for being pregnant. on international women's day earlier this month lilly announced that when she asked then sued for her last paycheck on a $24000.00 a year contract the club countered saying the pregnant player it had dismissed ruin
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the season and cost money and sponsors. i'm shocked by what's happened it's been a few days since i received this document i waited a while to make the story known because it's personal stuff but then i thought it was important for everyone for myself above all. what's important to is that literally actually knew that when she got pregnant she'd get dumped by her club most female athletes in italy sign club deals with a clause that allows the clubs to dismiss them if they get pregnant. again i believe this is a very serious matter and it's time the situation a tele an athlete live in must be taken seriously. a month after she was dismissed louise pregnancy ended in a miscarriage she's now retired but her story has gained traction picked up by traditional and social media momentum building laura luly hopes for radical change
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well beyond volleyball perhaps well beyond sport in italy. now across the world have been closed to visitors because of the pandemic with no humans around the some animals have actually started to get bored zookeepers in the czech republic came up with a novel idea to keep their sure yes chimpanzees entertained. things were getting a bit slow for the local chimpanzees at the safari park. in the north of the czech republic. staff set up the online streaming service with another zoo located in about 170 kilometers away. that is the project that was created here is one of the elements of how to extend enrichment for these animals to offer them a greater source of entertainment and keep them occupied.
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large screens were set up at both gardens so the chimps at the 2 locations who are crowd and bruno connecting the 2 groups of chimpanzees now both groups spend a lot of time watching each other see. the top of the float about they started watching it just like we watch t.v. or when we were in the cinema even with the same behavior with the details they sit in front of the screen take some goodies nuts or something like that they sit down and really watch it like people at the movies the similarity there is obvious the man. the streaming service might not make up for the lack of crowds but at least it keeps the primates out of monkey business. too. but let's get a reminder of our top story here and have you diplomats from the u.s.
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and china have traded barbs at their 1st meeting since president joe biden took office the u.s. called beijing a threat to global stability china accuse the u.s. of hypocrisy. coming up next our international debate show to the point looks at the question who will win the race for the our fixed richest.
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