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people are seeking. because no one should have to flee. make up your own mind. minds. this is good news is coming up today in the crosshairs. of the united states china. pushed back against government plans to ban face coverings and closed islamic schools.
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welcome to. join us the united states and japan say they are committed to opposing china coersion and destabilizing behavior towards countries in the in depressive big region the commitment comes after a joint meeting between u.s. secretary of state antony blinken and defense secretary lloyd austin with their japanese counterparts in tokyo lincoln and austin other 1st members of president joe biden's cabinet to travel up to to shore up alliances in the region at a time of growing chinese assertiveness. the decades long friendship between the u.s. and japan was rattled by donald trump's turbulent america 1st policy but now after a high level visit by america's top diplomats and its defense chief things are back on track sectarian austin and i are the 1st members of president biden's cabinet to make an overseas trip and for that trip we come to japan because for more than 60 years our lives has been
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a cornerstone of peace security and prosperity not only for our 2 countries but for the region and indeed for the world president biden's decision to send key ministers to tokyo as their 1st overseas visit means a lot for japan which sees its alliance with the u.s. is the cornerstone of its diplomatic and security policies equally given an increasingly assertive china the u.s. faces growing tensions in asia and it needs like minded allies the talks produce and pointedly sharp rhetoric aimed at beijing were united in the vision of a free and open into a pacific region where countries follow the rules cooperate whenever they can and resolve their differences peacefully and in particular we will push back of necessary when china uses coercion or aggression to get its way the discussions cut the diplomatic efforts to resume talks with north korea about its development of
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nuclear weapons. china's crackdown on democracy and human rights in hong kong. and china's treatment of the muslim we go minority rights groups believe at least 1000000 weak as have been incarcerated in camps in the vast northwest and changing region. and then there's china's territorial claims in the east china sea japan opposes china's claim to the japanese controlled send cockle islands they called the i.u. in china in the east china sea and china's increased activity in the disputed area . finally blinken also reaffirmed the importance of the 3 way partnership between the u.s. japan and south korea which is where he headed to after leaving tokyo. and for more i'm joined by jeff thinks them have their activation studies at temple
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university in tokyo professor concerned what was looking fall from this visit and didn't get it. well absolutely you know they are very pleased that the biting of ministration made tokyo their 1st stop overseas the symbolism cannot be overstated it is so important or japan to strengthen this alliance to show china to north korea that the allies are standing shoulder to shoulder so in austin visit here very welcome and i think that they like the tone now there are a prius strong statements made against china in relation to its core washroom destabilizing behavior in the region but japan is also trying to as a 3rd largest trading partner with japan balance these trade ties with security
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concerns. well that is very good question clearly japan is very worried about china's regional hedger monic ambitions on the other hand it is doing very well by the rise of china so during the private trump administration the big concern here was the collateral damage caused by trump's trade war and so bite in there hope he will maintain some sort of more stable diplomacy and enable japan to sort of have it both ways they want to maintain a very hot economic relationship but they also think that there are good reasons why they have a chilly political diplomatic relationship japan totally agrees with secretary states lincolns accusations that japan china has been very aggressive and
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assertive overseas and japan is happy to hear that strong rhetoric it's not as comfortable with the rhetoric on human rights blake in mention that china is very repressive. mentioned the recent developments in hong kong democracy without democrats the repression of the we send to bet on those issues japan tends to maintain a very low profile and it's not in favor of sanctions for example on myanmar south korea has taken a much stronger stance in line with washington's strong pressure against that and the bloody crackdown in myanmar japan pretty much opposes that. stress on the free and open and the pacific in their joint statement off of the meetings. a greater cooperation between the u.s. and japanese navy is to keep syrians open. well i mean they are
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allies longstanding allies so the establishment of the quad which is the security element of the free and open into pacific. basically hasn't necessarily changed that much in terms of bilateral mabel cooperation when it does do is bring in australia and india but it you know really is not inclined to project its naval power beyond the indian ocean so much that's much of a game changer so the idea here is the quad in the free and open in the pacific is about containing china and countering its rise and beijing i think up until now remains undeterred and not particularly impressed by the korean your current show offer came up for discussion during a talk from europe talked about
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a trilateral approach involving south korea how will this move forward given the significant differences between japan and south korea. yes by letter relations between tokyo and seoul are the worst i've ever seen. and so the united states before it came over here who issued a documents saying that the south korean japanese relationship is the most important but is also the most troubled and so washington wants the 2 allies to get over their shared past stop fighting over their history and concentrate on the looming problems of north korea and china and so in the visit to south korea what's going to happen what can blink in do i don't think really there are any encouraging signs of an easy bilateral relations and that means it can be very difficult to leverage the trilateral alliance the way that washington prefers.
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relieve of ever the timing but thank you so much for joining us jeff thanks to. korea continues to remain in focus but secretaries blinken and austin in south korea today to meet their opposite numbers of course bitter portering on those meetings which continue until tomorrow but these trips to japan and south korea are meant to get a coalition of like minded nations on board ahead of the biden administration's 1st high level meeting with chinese officials in alaska on thursday china's treatment of its muslim weaker population its actions in the south china sea and its crackdown in hong kong expected to be discussed in fact the united states has knowledge sanctioned an additional $24.00 officials in mainland china and hong kong or of a variable in beijing is cracked in the city and if there was any doubt as to how the u.s. views john i was active in the region the following statement by a senior pentagon official makes it quite. china is the greatest long terms to
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treat strategic threat to the security in the 21st century the chinese communist party insidious and corrosive and corrupt influences that were globally and in this region some examples include their pursuit of multiple port deals loans for political leverage backs in diplomacy that undermine sovereignty state surveillance i-t. and the exploitation of resources such as illegal and regulated unreported fishing . focus on china will remain through this week as the u.s. seeks to energise into pacific alliances ahead of a meeting with chinese officials in alaska. advocates for survive because muslim community have condemned the government plans to ban religious face coverings and close islamic schools in the country a cabinet minister announced the plans last weekend saying the move was needed for
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national security government has taken a tough security line after suicide bomb attacks in april 29000 that killed hundreds of people. muslim face coverings already not allowed in some shops in sri lanka are relatively rare sight in public but a government minister in the majority buddhist country has announced plans to ban them altogether. yesterday i signed a cabinet paper to ban the burka it affects our national security directly. and the old days muslim women and girls never wore the burka it is a sign of religious extremism that came about recently we are definitely going to ban it. sri lankan muslims who make up about 9 percent of the population feel the ban as an attack on their community. i myself. often advocate for these i don't get it myself but i do at the cape
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like obviously. he she missed him on the lies to be able to get what she wants the government trying to enforce a dress code on the main. difference between the. fingers on the right so much that what she wants be the short dress that she wants to or you know if she wants to cover her face. the sri lankan government has a strained relationship with its muslim citizens in a practice that only ended last month hundreds of muslims who died of cope at 19 were forcibly cremated despite their family's pleas to give them a proper burial. this. conclusion of the government opposition against the muslims in the street on. the forcibly could may have to do with 350 muslims know they have come up with this ban on fisc over the proposals still pending cabinet approval no timeline for the
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decision has been given to the public. that's it for today be sure to check out the other stories on our website. show on facebook and twitter are back tomorrow apart. from. the fight against the corona virus pandemic. has the rate of infection been developing what does the latest research say. information and contacts the coronavirus update coming 19 special. on t w. y 2050 more than half the world will be living with limited water resources we haven't had to think about our water or worry about. i think
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that era is over this is the crisis of our time it's a financial product like any other financial and other it will be a change to most important commodity jump it is called be free for him for mississippi or commodity starts march 22nd on d w. this hospital in the colombian coastal town to marco was unprepared for the pandemic. the intensive care unit was only built after coke at $9000.00 had reached the city and infected thousands. from the capital. the population here has never been the focus of government decisions. now it's paying for the lack of health infrastructure like many other remote parts of the country. coronaviruses
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riskier for indigenous communities lack of health services and clean water poverty keeping variants out of rural canada has been difficult but adults in remote parts are getting priority access to the vaccine aboriginal and torres strait islander people prevented widespread infections in australia with their own travel restrictions they have actually rollout is getting underway indigenous groups are also among the 1st to be getting the job in new zealand the us canada and brazil but things don't look so good in colombia. has been working for here in the intensive care unit of the st andrews hospital into. it's the only hospital in the far south west of colombia a year ago the clinic didn't have any intensive care beds things changed quickly when the covert 19 pandemic began. at the start of the 1st outbreak we had more than 2500 patients 21 of them died and 17 were transferred to another
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hospital. what was. going to moscow hospital is one of many provincial clinics in colombia that opened up intensive care units for the 1st time during the pandemic. it was only after the pandemic hit that we could even think about setting up an intensive care station at the moment it provides 13 units with monitors breathing devices electric bed. that's all and steph who we trained ourselves. according to dr rob us some funding came from the government but most of it came from private initiatives local businesses were especially generous with their donations to moscow is dependent on the tourist industry this is an advertisement from better times the location is the pacific coast next to ecuador us border around 1000 kilometers from the capital of bogota tourists come here from around the world despite the locations popularity medical infrastructure was
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largely ignored by politicians in the capital of bogota. before the hospital had 38 oxygen tanks imagine that trying to get through a pandemic with 38 tanks of oxygen thanks to donations from local business totaling 400000 pesos we could set up the hospital with our liquid oxygen tank. this helps a little but the 2nd wave of infections is now bringing a shortage of medicine no one here can think about vaccines against cope at 19 the staff are approaching burnout. you can feel they're tired and some staff members have fainted from exhaustion their working hours are very very long. at the beginning of march 117000 facts in doses were delivered to bogota these were meant to reach 50000000
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colombians but nobody into moscow believes that they will get a single dose. on mario diaz is a research fellow in the department of politics and international relations at the university of sheffield why is the situation so difficult in some of colombia's marginalized communities. well drawn to understand the tradition of these marginalized communities is important to take into consideration what the former government called the historical depth of colombia the state level rural areas which basically can be summarized in 4 aspects the 1st one is there they're developing ghar which it refers to rural areas not have even basic services they want electricity abroad hospitals or schools the 2nd reversed law a social inequality a long concentration according to often 66 percent of reductive
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live airline think along in the hands of 0.4 percent of the total population the 3rd one is the brawling of the lack of states presence in some areas of software not of still under control of illegal groups and therefore of not having the most warring is that the big themes of the question. the question became sort of which according to all the. report of the center of study committee it creates more than 200000 people were killed in the last 15 years and more than 5000000 of colombians were these plays in rural areas all of these are beach or does it indicate why this situation is so complicated for these communities why mario can you tell me what happened to the peace process that has improved the situation in some way. what the this because it's something better than a lot mark in colombia he study initially was portrayed us as
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a way of bringing to one in 50 years of war which it was an iraqi of that that really strongly appealed to the international community and this is why it also was surrounded by international organizations but what is interesting you've been in colombia doing therefore your. conversations in covena or could. a serious of national and regional forums where convened by negotiating parties which allow people to discuss the points of the peace legenda basically people get the import been discussed in iraq and reform political parties the question of big themes. transitional and just the is this institution off illegal crops we gave of the sense of colombians that the peace process was a great opportunity to transform peacefully all of these social problems that we
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have historically have been the contrary so it does bring a lot of hope but at the same time. there are no referent of the big the big 20 over there not come but there are a friend in a lot of implementation of the process you so much of concern as we see all the high hopes that enough of the population be met. with the compliance and delusion and ok so many social problems remain especially for african lobbying groups i believe how how is the pandemic affecting this situation. i think about the many more current structural problems in the us if you caused some growth areas. just to give your an idea before the bundy mia 40 percent of the post be told were closed. and saw a form of government declare a state of social emergency. went over me and came. off because your earlier were
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completely unprepared to deal with it. basically the lack of resources sunday lack of. a community where yes. something that they have really struggled to live with. what is more concerning for these communities of the bible is about those who they have reemergence of violence which allow us to see their faults you question not seen the me which is there can be nation of the. elam is in peach on a green gives allusions to people and to dealing with the problem effectively. so what's the best way to tackle the big divide in colombia and ensure these people get treated all vaccinated. i think the 1st thing we need to think about is how to 5. their wake up on him yet had personally gone to the we've got nothing
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to be some political problem but that's a social problem as i have probably saw government need to listen as well more people the same from the territory from what the local. but the local or ministrations are is messages that the local musicians are sending to that to the local to the central government in order to get better results in the way that the columbia zillion with these. when i think that have won how do you want he has thank you very much for being on the show today. thank you so much if you've got a question about the corona virus feel free to get in contact with our science correspondent. you are a symptomatic and don't know you have 19 is it dangerous to be vaccinated. the short answer to this appears to be no but it's a pretty complicated question so of course there's
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a little more to it than that current advice from the u.s. centers for disease control focuses mostly on whether or not people who've had the disease and recovered can be safely backs unaided afterwards the answer to that is a clear yes however the c.d.c. is far less clear about people who might have an active asymptomatic infection at the moment they get a shot the implication though is certainly that there's no reason to think that vaccination would pose a danger that's because the guidelines do say there's no need to test negative for infection before you're vaccinated they also say that even if you've been exposed and have been tested and are awaiting results if you live somewhere like a rest home you should go ahead and be vaccinated as long as you don't have any symptoms i'm sure the guidelines wouldn't say either one of those things if there
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were suspected dangers for people with asymptomatic infections being given the shot and that the c.d.c. would adopt a much more cautious approach but it's important also to remember something else at the same time if you know you've been exposed and are in quarantine but aren't showing any symptoms don't go get vaccinated and tell your quarantine period has passed because you might be an asymptomatic carrier and even though we've established the vaccine doesn't pose a threat to you in that case you can still pose a potential threat to people who are vaccinated you so wait out your couple of weeks just in case to protect them. and just briefly the world health organization says the astra zeneca vaccine rollout should continue for now some countries have stopped over reports of blood clots finally we leave you with images from sao paulo brazil's biggest city now
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more of a ghost town they usually bustling mega city of 21000000 people went into curfew this week to try to stop the corona virus from spreading several brazilian cities are running out of hospital beds as cases rise and the crisis worsens. as for much of. the going.
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a 15 year old girl. being gang raped. the teacher is beating a boy for talking back in class. and the rest of the class watches. and here is toddler's been killed by his mother breaking at last. the child sleeps in the streets because her family through her. fear. online blame. pushes a teenager over the edge. just because you can see violence against children doesn't mean others and there are make them visible visible of us might violence against children disappear.
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this is either we news line for berlin the balance of risk the world health organization tells governments to keep using astra zeneca as corona virus vaccine it says the benefits outweigh the risks of side effects so why are german health officials standing by their decision to pass astra zeneca back that vaccinations also coming up talking tough america's top diplomat last chinese aggression that condemns the author a tarion regime in north korea anthony blinken aims to strengthen u.s. times in asia to counter the.

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