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beijing activists stage a huge protest in hong kong. marred by clashes with police we go live to the city state. also ahead u.s. forces reportedly used tear gas to disperse protesters outside the american embassy and. tried to storm. washington sends more troops to iraq in response to tuesday's attack on the come. crazy and former riot police released from jail in the prisoner swap between the self-proclaimed. republics
reveal information contradicting your official version of the 2014. shootings in one more than 50 people lost their lives marty spoke to one of the officers. should the police act that there was no. citizens a terrorist act against the police did take place illegitimate seizure of power a good the government offices were taken over. this is my names you know mail 30 minutes of news and views. after a night marred by clashes a major beijing rally is underway in hong kong this new year's day there have already been signs of more unrest with riot police firing tear gas at petrol bomb
erling demonstrators. was the. let's cross to hong kong on political scientist joseph chang for his take choice of good to see you abroad woman 1st while you were at the rally still going on even on new year's day if the extradition bill they started against was scrapped long ago. people would like to see a normal nice asian process a reconciliation process stock to. be something out of india and in commission of inquiry but apparently ageing and the hong kong government have maintained
a hotline stand and they have the fields to make any concessions that would protesters and to do program. and people still go to the streets through demonstrate the moans and of course generally the 1st and july the 1st. you may see a traditional day east for hong kong people to demonstrate that the month of democracy more supposed to be a peaceful protest rally but the police stopped the gravity and broke it up in the middle of it and. they were about 100 in getting. picking up a ready under such circumstances will certainly very dangerous for a full grown provocative pool reporter asked to see some of the should street just on some of the reaction to what's been going on there is beijing right to
accuse washington of double standards for its approach to the protests we've seen for instance protesters attacked chinese own businesses people politicians as well who are aligned to beijing your take on what's coming from america. united states papa we are will support hong kong from a puppet open in point of heel but don't know it's from a ministration most likely lose the hong kong issue and various human rights issues in china as getting chips to exert pressure on china so you do see bills being passed by the congress almost unanimously but these. teeth and they still who action on the part of the gardens from administration meanwhile got guns from him in the state of administration still and gauges and
trade negotiations were signed and these that goes asia do not seem to have taken the homegrown see jason much in the couple ac you went through why we've been seeing this violence escalating do you for c.n.n. to it you we've got a new decade is there a new start ahead. unfortunately the people in hong kong are very disappointed that they do not see a light at the end of the tunnel they do not see that the. kerry plan administration is willing to engage in. a process of reconciliation in general and they have given up hope on the administration and they are taking. sympathy in him he's so good at the administration legitimacy that he cannot govern and. cannot govern. and to create this is
a rather see rather sad situation and this certainly affects the law and order situation as well as the you can only situation just talking about the economic situation hong kong has the lowest number of visitors in over a decade how bad are these protests for it's a colony it's businesses are they losing wide trade to other regions still. we expect a negative economic growth rate of 1.9 percent this year sorry 19 and no very very small growth rates of several point 2 percent interest and business is less than hurt certainly but. more significant still is the confidence in the future development of hong kong and the general disappointment on the part of good people a lot of families. and we grew some again especially those who have young children
and there are strong doubts over china's policy towards hong kong whether beaching will try to pull most of gender not a coastal cities at the expense of hong kong as he continues to try to polish hong kong to create deterrence the fact there is a fight for taking the time to speak to us on this january the 1st from hong kong political scientist joseph chang the particular aspect of the rest that we have just been going through there let's add a bit deeper into it the violence and brutality one perpetrated by the hong kong protesters how is gone largely without comment from the west r.t.c. taylor asks why. hong kong has gone from being the economic power of the orient to the face of the fight for democracy and boy does that fight fire.
an amendment to a preexisting law that would allow the extradition of criminal suspects from hong kong to mainland china has brought the financial haven to its knees as a protest accent into the 7th month violence on both sides has escalated but all the wild over politicians and john continue to hail the peaceful aspirations of those fighting to rest themselves from beijing all the while coming down hard on those aggressive dust spots in china you have a chinese government that's getting increasingly aggressive increasingly repressive it's discussing what they're doing in hong kong they're taking away basic rights trying to seem trampling the most basic human rights of its own citizens beijing is increased its interventions in hong kong and engaged in actions to curtail the
rights. and liberties. of its people but it seems so men students have managed to escape the scrutiny of western media oh my god oh i am glad. i was. at. scenes like that combined with the discovery of 10000 petrol bombs packed with high explosives and shrapnel make it harder to see is peaceful what appears to be a slippery slope into the territory of terrorists methods you can all fight for freedom of speech by silencing people who disagree with you. you cannot fight for democracy by terrorizing the public to force others to support you. you cannot
condemn brutality by brutalizing people who hold different views to yours deval and x. are one step closer to the actual terrorism china is treading carefully refusing to send in troops to shut down the protests and local elections were held in which pro democracy candidates won in a landslide hong kong authorities conceded defeat the extradition built has been withdrawn but still the barricades on signing the flames according to china washington. china urges the us to correct its mistakes and stop interfering in our internal affairs we will take further steps if necessary to uphold hong kong stability and prosperity as well as china's sovereignty some have chalk down beijing's words to paranoia but let's take a look joshua was widely billed as the face of the protest movement was snapped speaking to an official at the u.s. consulate oh when i forgot to mention he's not big on compromise so there's no end
game there is to infinity ward at home people are willing to engage it there's also an organization funded by the u.s. congress which has been distributing money to groups it claims are preserving democratic rights then of course as the in century legislation washington's passed the human rights and democracy act includes i'm going to stay for those arrested up protests and will monitor hong kong to ensure that in the eyes of the u.s. of course an appropriate level of autonomy from mainland china is up to these 2 bills an obvious intervention of hong kong some turn north further than necessary and without grounds they will also harm the relationship in the interests between hong kong and the u.s. all of this on top of the protest as musts waving of the star-spangled banner have sparked concern that the u.s. might be lending more than just a supportive hand leading many to ask the. if the protest is according to
self-determination is appealing to a foreign power to shape the future the best way to go about it especially when that foreign power might want to contain a rising star they're reaching. for and using methods that have created challenges for the united states and for the world. and we collectively all of us need to confront these challenges from the p.r.c. head on and on each of the many facets of the fallout of all this has a little impact on washington of course it's the average hong kong who find his pocket that little bit lighter on his home that little less popular the violence in hong kong has spooked foreign investors shoppers appetite has also soured in the wake of all the violence with the retail sales in freefall and hong kong facing its 1st recession in a decade bombed apparently being caught in the middle of take ass and rubber bullets isn't top paying any tourists to wish lists because hong kong saw it's no
worse number of visitors since 2003 the major. is really the truth. because. nobody is coming to. my 50 more. by 50 per se as far as as fear rises and as prosperity fades it seems this fight for freedom is costing hong kong more dearly than many could have imagined. having the program all know u.s. forces have reportedly fired tear gas at protesters in the iraqi capital and gathered outside the american embassy there for a 2nd day reports say protesters tried to set a building in the compound on fire yesterday cried tried to storm the embassy and
also torched hard demonstrators are calling for the full withdrawal of american forces from about 3. usas it will deploy 'd $750.00 troops to iraq in response to the threat posed to its embassy president has accused. iran of august treating the attack that it will pay a big price to run for its part says it doesn't want war but won't hesitate to strike back if threatened a $100.00 marines have already been redeployed from kuwait to reinforce the embassy in a show of strength u.s. army helicopters flew over the camp on firing flares as a warning to the protesters the embassy arrest comes out for american bombing raids in iraq and syria at the weekend 25 people will go amok and picks up the story. the rock is in flames the u.s. embassy in baghdad has been seized by crowds of people chanting death to america.
was. was was. the. night. was. now you might think that iraq has plenty of reason to be outraged with the united states you might recall that whole invading destroying and killing thousands of people in the country thing however trunk doesn't see it that way this is his assessment of it that iran killed an american contract when too many we strongly respond and always will now iran is orchestration an attack on the us embassy in iraq they will be held fully responsible in addition we expect iraq to use forces to protect embassy and so north of heart it's all about iran one of the things we want to emphasize is that
this was a defensive action that was designed to protect american forces and american citizens in iraq we're also working on the mission city of restoring deterrence against in rimi integration the united states recently conducted air strikes against iranian backed militias in iraq in syria. this comes after washington blamed iran for the recent rocket attack that killed an american contractor american officials say the airstrikes are completely justified but iraq disagrees with what happened yesterday was a clear aggression it was not right and we tried to stop it but the u.s. insisted and very unfortunately this thing happened to him i said that this was a very dangerous matter and asked to discuss it face to face with the responsible parties not only by phone he said that the decision has been made and i am informing you of this iran also disagrees wonderful rudeness of the u.s. officials is to such an extent that off to the massacre of 25 people and we number
of iraqis and violating iraqi territorial integrity and national sovereignty it is now in a flagrant brain graeme attributing the rockies purposes to islamic public of iran the united states has long been working to crush iranian influence in the region this is been a long time talking point of the us foreign policy hawks iran is the major destabilizing in influence in the middle east and we aim to fix that one of the greatest security threats facing peace loving nations today. is the repressive regime in iran are ready to think twice about that. but why is iranian influence on the rise in the middle east let's not forget that the united states long propped up the ron's greatest enemy saddam hussein and even provided him with chemical weapons however the usa invaded iraq in 2003 and toppled the iraqi government since that
time iran has stepped up its support from different factions of the country to stabilize the. iranian influence in iraq is massive especially among the shia majority of the population now this isn't because of some sinister plot from the ayatollah critics note that washington's actions. simply left a power vacuum. ukrainian former riot police charged with being part of the group of officers who shot civilians in the my down protests in kiev and 2014 have spoken to journalists for the 1st time officers were exchanged on sunday in the prisoner swap between kiev on the self-proclaimed on the blue gallants republics more than 50 protesters lost their lives and shooting blame by ukraine on the riot police however the released officers say they have evidence this proving doubt giving further weight to claims that the attacks were in fact carried out by pro snipers. because. the evidence shows that the police
acted lawfully there was no order to open fire on the citizens a terrorist act against the police did take place and illegitimate seizure of power occurred the government offices were taken over we had determined to prove to the ukrainian people that the ukrainian police work to protect them one visit one of them but we were beaten in the ukrainian security service office the offices even came to pretrial detention facility pretending to be lawyers mask security officers beat us in a cell i needed heart surgery i raised this in a court but they forced me to plead guilty in order to receive treatment it would be you know we were tortured for the 1st 2 weeks we were almost killed they did not try to get any information from us and as they knew we didn't have any they just wanted to pin the blame for the crimes that were committed on us. so i had more from our review of the year that falls if there's
a chance you missed any point and i didn't big moments when i got. back stabbers financial survival guide. housing bob all. oh you mean there's a downside to artificially low mortgage rate don't get carried away that's cause report. and what politicians do you shop to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president i'm sure. some want to be preached. to the right to be crushed it's like before 3 in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters in the house.
on this edition of crossfire we answer questions sent to us by you the viewers we received quite a few questions here we do our best to answer some of them. with $29000.00 and dusted let's take a look at more of the events but the find the year. this particular topic got a lot of people talking there was a lot of hype about a lot of things in 2019 including about the power of social media to influence
people artie's. the rise of a new application called to talk it's become hugely popular although it's not like by everyone. these. are now you know get me. i'll be honest with you up until last week i had no idea this thing even exist it take tock tick tock for me simply the sound i associate with the clock well if you feel the same i'll have to tell you either you're getting old like me or it's just that your online habits need an urgent update take talk a platform to share short videos is now the most downloaded app the king of all
apps and instagram twitter and co you've been dethroned just so you know ever heard the song. if it wasn't for his app store majesty the song wouldn't have become a hit you can hear on the radio anywhere in the world but here's something that may surprise old school folks like me even more the king belongs to an asian dynasty tick tock is that chinese app. so that's why the top democrat senator in his late sixty's is more up to speed than me 110000000 americans who have information with and the chinese government could be grabbing every one of them guess what the u.s. government is already up to reports say they've launched a national security probe into tick talk and the worries are the chinese government
could spy through take talk influence through take talk and censor what's on tape talk good god how come the rest of the world hasn't given up american born facebook speaking of the man who introduced the blue f to us all it's only natural he is keen to have a go at his competitors or services like what's up are used by protesters and activists everywhere due to strong encryption privacy protections on tick tock the chinese quickly around the world mentions of these same protests. censored now just let me show you what the people behind tick-tock have to say about all that our data centers are located entirely outside of china and none of our data is subject to chinese law we're not influenced by any foreign government including the chinese government to talk does not operate in china nor do we have any intention of doing so in the future oh someone here is either being really does honest or outright
paranoid or a bit of both it's time to stick in a hash tag us china trade wars i'll tell you what this year has shown these has still ities could easily spill over into modern tech slash online territory remember how america once went after i phone killer one of the wall way if you want to be still the right word washington even sought jail time for one of wall ways top executives and held google to the wall over android updates anyway for now clocks in teen minds and quite a few older ones even in america will be picking the chinese take talk way mr schumer do you have the guts to keep up with the times and join the royal after party.
and he's been practicing his dance moves since then or let's fit in another extraordinary story from the past 12 months we have labeled that miracles happen it's the russian passenger plane which crashed landed in a cornfield just outside moscow in august the earth craft got into trouble when it hit a flock of birds shortly after takeoff recklessly everybody on board survived. we . see. it i mean have
a. look at the money sure she'll sell it up. shut up shut up. there was no panic on board even though the london was rough the pilot did a great job she landed the plane really kept tell us please how do you feel now did you her child let. you know it's better than if i was there lying on the field so everything is rather good the landing was good the file is did a great job landed the plane on its belly everything is fine. up to we to call the engines became unstable 1st the left one and then the right one we usually simulate the situations when one or 2 engines out of despite all i
want to approach the plane was going down realize that we didn't have much time just one or 2 minutes to make a decision. you know what a story it was all right peter and guests are answering social media questions next in a special episode of crosstalk. it's what's on your mind head in moments. in a world of big part of the new law and conspiracy it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's taught for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the
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