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on. the program. is set to take the next step towards drafting a controversial new security law that's increasing tensions with hong kong critics say the. right to free speech and. control by china protests have been escalating ahead of the changes demonstrators say. the. special one country 2 systems statics. on wednesday protesters also gathered in opposition to
a bill criminalizing disrespect for china's national anthem. thousands of hong kong residence defied police orders and took to the streets demonstrating for their independence and against china's efforts to tighten its grip on the semi autonomous region the protesters were met by a strong police force which fired pellets filled with pepper to disperse the crowds and arrested hundreds one of the residents concerned a bill threatening anyone who disrespect the chinese national anthem with up to 3 years in prison. i'm worried about the national anthem law i know it will pass in the legislative council because prostitutes that lawmakers have a majority there. i came to hong kong from mainland china when i was young so i know about the darkness of china i'm worried china will impose its standards and its sister on hong kong. protesters want to
express their outrage not only against the national anthem law but also against the new national security law imposed by the chinese government the full text of the legislation has yet to be published but it has raised international alarm over freedoms in the city. non-com security chief defended the measures on chinese state television. when it is necessary and important to establish a legal framework and enforcement mechanism for safeguarding national security and the hong kong special administrative region at state level this will be conducive to the long term stability and prosperity of hong kong and also helpful in safeguarding the legitimate rights and freedoms of hong kong residents young and call for action. but that's exactly what the protesters fear hong kong will loose the freedoms and civil liberties secured when the former british colony was handed back to china in 1997 they are meant to remain in place for at least another 2
decades beijing brands the matter and internal chinese of. there but the leader of hong kong's pro-democracy civic party is calling on the international community for help. your partner hong kong has long be a member of the free world we share the same values we share the same liberty and freedom and now when china is trying to take this away from hong kong we expect the rest of the world was speak up for us despite social distancing rules resistance against beijing's attempt to tighten its grip on hong kong this growing fiercer protests are likely to continue in the coming days. or for the very latest from hong kong let's cross over to tom grundy he's editor in chief of the hong kong free press website john thanks for being with us sir tell us what's the situation in hong kong today well just a few hours ago we saw of course and i got in the local parliament as somebody pro-democracy lawmaker threw a rotting plant on the floor and just in the last hour or so we've seen
a few more protests cropped up in the central business district people chanting pro-democracy slogans that's despite about 360 arrests yesterday some of them schoolchildren in uniform pepper spray pepper balls as you mentioned a huge police security operation surrounding the legislature as they debated that controversial national anthem law and then we saw the catamounts chase is right the shopping districts well into the night with protesters trying to invade some of the roads wired to make sure barricades but it seems the police very much have the upper hand at the moment they're very and there's been a huge police presence on the streets in the last couple of days now today authorities in mainland china are expected to pass a national security law for hong kong that many say is tantamount to imposing direct rule if that happens how can we expect hong kong has to react. i
think we can safely say with more protests this law is that edition succession and some version but it will not get any local legend. oversight and the national. will be directly inserted into homes meaning constitution in the coming weeks and they at 1st it may target. is the act pro independence activist and front line protest of but there are theories that it could expand to n.g.o.s to media to mainstream democrats and perhaps even to pro-style bushman figures who don't fall in line. so with the local officials now calling a lot of the protesters terrorists we're going to see tonight perhaps some of the wording perhaps some messages from lincoln chang the number 2 chinese that they show as to what this draft legislation might look like amid the protests u.s. or terria state mike pompei of notified congress that the trumpet ministration no
longer considers hong kong to be autonomous from mainland china the announcement could and the asian financial hub special trade status with the u.s. china has said the move was interfering with in what it calls a domestic matter here's what pompei i've had to say hong kong does not continue to warn treatment on the united states laws in the same manner as u.s. laws were applied to hong kong before july 997 no reasonable person can assert today that hong kong maintains a high degree of autonomy from china given facts on the ground. told what would it mean for hong kong if the u.s. for a vote of the territory special trading status. well at the moment hong kong is considered separate when it comes to trade policies regarding the u.s. but we don't know the details yet the top official in asia from us is that this is the one to action they will make the declaration as they have done and then they
will see how to act they couldn't hold sanctions against officials which some of the pro-democracy crowd or new visa rules investment restrictions joshua was famous local activists told us earlier and i think this is now the time we will continue our international have with the and see my pocket support that action itself a lot of the local authorities consider to be born into view of so they may be cracking down on groups like them and say so in these coming months john thank you very much for filling us in there that was tom grundy from the hong kong free press website. well hong kong status as asia's financial hub could be risk after china announced it would bypass the region's legislature to impose its own security measures triggering protests across the city so far business in hong kong has been booming punching way above its weight ranking among top global financial
centers it has one of the biggest stock exchanges on the continent while plenty of investment banks call hong kong home but that status is at risk hong kong has already was already hit by protests last year falling 3 places to 6 most important financial hub in the index published by think tank z n. that was back in march and the new security laws could see it fall further. well here in the studio to talk about all this we have clifford kerning from d.w. business good to see you clifford so tell us this. this new security law is about the passes cup may be making a lot of people nervous what kind of impact do you think it will have on hong kong as an investment location well i think investors like security and they like safety
and they like predictability and i think a lot of those factors are being removed by this develop now people always look to hong kong as a haven for safety and in what is quite a turbulent region and as a way into china which is obviously a booming market has driven so much economic growth in recent years a lot of that security in particular is being taken away now so it's going to have a big impact on business in hong kong what alternatives do investors and the region clifford is shanghai then emerging as a as a good competitor well i think people have thought about shanghai and increasingly about change and as well as just over the border from hong kong because of its associations of the tech industry but there's still a general perception that they're not there yet they still don't have the infrastructure and they also don't have the transparency and the rule of law that hong kong has always offered so in a way it's another it's another more evidence in way of the threat that's facing hong kong now because those things are transparency and rule of law are being
undermined by this new legislation if you consider that there's already legislation controlling things in article 23 of the basic law controlling things like demonstrations and stuff so investors are looking at this and they see it as as a real power play as a political move much more than economic move which makes their position more difficult where is europe and all of this we're hearing a lot from the u.s. on this but not too much from europe what how could all this affect relations between you know between europe and china i think it's one of the big questions right now and we haven't had that much of a reaction for. in europe yes people are still waiting for a chance ungrammatical here i'm in berlin to make a statement about us german companies for example can have huge interests in china and they want to keep beijing on side so it's a very politically is a very difficult position for them but at the same time we've seen that berlin has taken a political position on china before and on hong kong. you know we've had activists
here who've been given political asylum which which was an incredibly bold step a number of years ago so i think there's definitely there is political will there within the government itself here in berlin there are calls for the government to say more we have to wait and see what the european reaction is going to be at the moment it's very us china focused we have a de facto cold war in many ways so it's a question of where your puts itself in that context how it protects its business interests while at the same time living up to its sort of ethical responsibilities in the area clifford thank you very much for coming from d.w. business. because of it 19 death toll in the us now tops 100000 that's more deaths in just 3 months than the number of u.s. military men and women who were killed during 44 years of armed conflict coronavirus fatality rates in the u.s. accounts for nearly a 3rd of all global deaths and the trumpet ministration has been criticized for
responding too slowly to the pandemic experts say many of the deaths could have been prevented. taking the new normal to a new level. churches are closed in the new york borough of queens but that didn't stop these catholic priests from tending to their flock outside. many are in need of solace kovac 19 has exacted a devastating toll in new york nearly a quarter of all deaths in the us so far have been recorded in the state that's nearly 25000 people more than 8 times the number killed on 911 it didn't need to be this way says veteran scholar noam chomsky he blames donald trump for the catastrophe there's no coherent leadership it's clear out of. the. presidency the world who is in the hands of the sociopathic murderer moon you know
who's interested in nothing but whose own or. not surprisingly child seen here playing golf on sunday has a different take on the situation he insists the country's out of the woods and says it's time to move on and open up. all 50 states have begun lifting the lockdowns the relief of many especially during the holiday weekend. each state is easing restrictions at its own pace but concerns are growing that some governors of pushing to open up too quickly because of the need to rescue the economy this is fueling fears of a 2nd wave of infections. you know i'm glad because you know your credit you don't have the stomach big reconstruct the way too many people they can afford it. usually people people should nice where the regular normal time you can hear me now so people you know want this. many in the u.s.
may be happy to be getting back to normal but the virus has not gone away and experts fear this could translate into more infections and more deaths. of more now i'm joined by dr eric feigele daying he's an epidemiologist and health economists from the harvard chan school in public health in washington d.c. thanks for being with us dr titling at least 100000 people in the u.s. have now died from the corona virus what goes through your mind when you hear that number. when i hear that number it's 100000 in 100 days the worst in 100 years and 100 percent of it could have been preventable or at least 99 percent how do we acted sooner because it is the most preventable a number of deaths i've ever seen in recent memory because so much of it because of watching and response and delays notifying we're in b.p.'s testing is just so of
what about what do you make then of the u.s. response to the pandemic so far given that you say 99 percent of these deaths could have been prevented. well. i don't last word because obviously i'm not in the political driver's seat but i think right now in some ways we have to look forward we have to use realize see the dangers of reopening too quickly we have to realize that we still don't have enough nast's for health care workers or meat packing plants or or any front lines workers and we do have very poor compliance and us are even wearing coffee house in public and people are clearly violating stanley mortars and this is so frustrating so i'm just i'm to my mind because so many of the countries that conquered us is just refusing to.
do the necessary to prevent further deaths well you've seen the way other countries have responded to the corona virus what if you learned from this pandemic so far. well i think we've clearly learned that it's not just the number of us. but it's how truly do things and also how. small pieces create a supers reading. that week but he quickly got. down in context. 8083000 people because of one super spreading of threats and that is the kind of aggressiveness we need to tackle but us is just it's in the same end it's the 9 science in. government same. strongman kind of countries are ignoring it whether it's russia. or the u.s.
or brazil and you can see clearly those countries are the worst offering. talk to thank you very much for talking with us that was. just and health economists from the harbor chance school of public health in washington d.c. for the world health organization is reporting nearly 5 and a half 1000000 confirmed cases of corona virus worldwide here's a look at some of the latest developments in the pandemic a new testing and tracing system launches in the u.k. the government says anyone with symptoms will be able to receive a test from thursday close contacts of those who test positive will be told to self isolate while general law fell measures are to be eased south korea reported $79.00 new cases the highest single day increase in nearly 2 months the spike comes as millions of korean children returned to school on wednesday and turkey has proclaimed that the pandemic there has been contained citing
a mortality rate of just 2.8 percent officials claim success is thanks to 2 robust health infrastructure and a young population. let's catch up now on some of the other stories making headlines around the world today with just 16 minutes to launch the 1st mission from u.s. soil since 2011 to carry american astronauts to space is called off bad weather calls the delay of the cape canaveral launch pad in florida the rocket is now slated to lift off on saturday. in the u.s. hundreds of people taking part in demonstrations enraged by wednesday's police killing of a black man in minneapolis. minnesota protests took place in los angeles and for a 2nd day in minneapolis where demonstrators clashed with police the city's mayor has called for criminal charges to be filed against the arresting officer. and several regions across india have been hit by a heat wave temperatures reached
a sweltering 47.6 degrees celsius in the capital delhi and authorities are residents to remain indoors and stay hydrated and un has warned that code 19 employed by the health risks of all weather. european commission president has proposed a 750000000000 euro relief package to help the block bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic most of the money would be in the form of grants the rest would be loans the funds would be raised as call in debt board by the commission on behalf of even members that's a controversial idea and it may not be getting easy getting the unanimous agreement required to make the plan reality for. the european union's massive recovery funding plan is aimed at helping member states hardest hit by the pandemic it's only in spain we'll get that. the commission president in brussels keen to
play out europe's united approach the a must be to invest together in our common good. we will be bold by raising unprecedented amounts of funding at european level we will be focused by channeling the funding to the new priorities that will shape the future. in practice it's germany and france which are driving the plan and will provide most of the money german chancellor angela merkel for the 1st time accepting joint e.u. debt as part of a mutual recovery strategy. is of course this proposal contains elements of both what was discussed between germany and france as well as elements of the guarantees and loans that were mentioned by 4 other countries. and now we start negotiating with $400.00 a group of northern e.u. countries known as the frugal for the netherlands led by prime minister mark ritter
plus austria denmark and sweden are less keen to hand out money to their southern counterparts with no strings attached. young man with an emergency we need an emergency recovery fund to stimulate the economy. we believe this should consist of loans without any mutualization of tents for myself from its home looking phone for school. some tough talking lies ahead for the recovery plan to come into force agreement must be reached before the autumn. now and in the bun to sleep european hopefuls rb lights a host and head to berlin on wednesday night in a heated battle that had big implications for both clubs at a took another step toward survival while leipsic inched closer to qualifying for the champions league. heads were knocking early in this one. life 6
tyler adams and he had his mob in platen hot collided going for the ball kicks as platen hot looked to get the worst of it. but the defender stayed in the game long enough to curl a fantastic quarter that found marco grew huge. but. grew its time to his run perfectly to give hansen early lead less than 20 minutes later life seek return the favor christen kuku the bulls assist leader found lucas costa much who headed home for the home side to level the score $11.00. after the break just after the hour mark marcel holliston burke's aggressiveness hurt the home side the life that defender picked up his 2nd yellow and was sent off down a man didn't stop live sick t.-mo vana to patrick schick who fired towards
a goal he had to keep or yards time looked as stop did put some how the boss slipped from his grasp ruled an own goal laps it takes it to only 10. they were given a lifeline thanks to leipsic physicality in the 81st mini. newcomer christophe biotic who served in minutes earlier converted from the spot to level the school to see. before the match i should. i admit i did. and this is the most important. leipzig remain unbeaten since the restart and so does head to berlin behind new head coach bruno la but. elsewhere when your own berlin welcomed mines to the german capital knowing they could ill afford a slip up against the side also desperate to avoid relegation the visitors came
with a pause about a tooting got their reward by averaging the baku after 13 minutes the 22 year old strike with the home side under pressure before marcus. got the chance to level 20 minutes later somehow sees parted for the shot to go in the game finished one all. so look now at all the results from wednesday night's but honestly a game slight see and how to share the spoils as we saw hoffenheim got all 3 points against cologne distilled or continued shout because misery drew at home and that's what lynn did as well by win away at dortmund on tuesday was by far the most significant of match day 28. the premier league is also moving closer to a return after it was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic all 20 clubs voted unanimously on wednesday to resume contact training that means teams can now
practice as a group and engage in tackling but any unnecessary close contact should be minimize the league also confirmed that it had poor more positive cases from 3 different sides it's estimated that failure to restart the season could cost only around 835000000 euros. and we've got some breaking news coming in at this hour the china's national people's congress has just approved a draft resolution that will pave the way to a new and controversial security law for hong kong the law would bypass the territories legislature and critics say it will mean massive intervention in hong kong's affairs by beijing it's feared the law could spark a new wave of pro-democracy demonstrations in the territory following mass rallies against beijing's influence seen last year. you're watching news from berlin we have more for you coming up at the top of the next hour meanwhile you can get all
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platforms we are all in this spirit and together we're making sure you. stay safe everybody. stay safe stay safe priest stay safe. hello and welcome to focus on europe where living in a time when staying at home is the new normal but we want to start today's show by looking at those who don't have a place to call home refugees millions of them are stranded in turkey and their biggest dream is to find safety in europe. back in february tens of thousands of my gran.