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the ah ah, the see the we news lies from berlin, a stunning turn of events for the man once known as america, dad. he was convicted as sexual assault and sent to prison. but now us, comedian bill cosby is once again a free man. a us court overturned his conviction on a legal technicality. coming back on board, the last german soldiers return from afghanistan was all remaining international troops to leave by september 11th afghans worry about the future of their country.
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and helping those who need it most of the heat wave in western canada shatters records and claims dozens of lives. ah, i'm fairly sure to have you with the american actor bill cosby has walked free after court overturned his sexual assault conviction and ordered his immediate release. he was the 1st u. s. celebrity center prison for sexual assault since the beginning of the me to movement. now, 2 years on the pennsylvania supreme court decided cosby never should have faced charges in the 1st place after striking a non prosecution deal with a previous district attorney. and just like that, bill cosby was free. his car sped by the walls of the pennsylvania prison,
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in which he served 2 years of a 3 to 10 year sentence before arriving at his home in nearby norristown. after being helped from the car, cosby gave the camera signal v for victory. his attorney was similarly triumphant. i am thrilled and i am pleased at the pennsylvania supreme court. what we knew all along, which was that mister car being never should have been prosecuted, part was driven by politics, were quite pleased that the pennsylvania supreme court seems impervious to what is going on on the outside world. and all of that pressure that was placed on the criminal justice system from the move to me to movement help bring cosby on the scrutiny. he was one of a number of high profile men in show business accused of using their power to exploit and sexually assault women. but only one case against cosby went to court,
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the alleged drugging and molestation of andrea concerned. the crushing of that conviction as re ignited debate over the ability to hold a fair trial. i made intense public pressure and of the efficacy of the me 2 movements in holding powerful men to account. katy matthews is an entertainment journalist following the story for us from los angeles, california, k. j. good to see you again. we just heard bill cosby, lawyer there, healing those rolling as a major victory. but will this really be the end of his legal was you know, a lot of the legal analysts have weighed in a lot of people are saying he's 83 years old. this ruling pretty much in this part of the case. and i really don't see how any other charges can be brought forth. because even though there are dozens and dozens of women who have come forward stating they all these allegations against bill cosby,
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the district attorney at the time really didn't feel that they had enough evidence within the statute, limitations to prosecute on any of those allegations or else they would have done it before now. so this seems to probably ended in terms of the, the criminal case that has been launched against them. civil cases. no. those are still on going. in fact there was one by attorney gloria all read. that's going to be happening here in los angeles soon, but in terms of criminal prosecutions, this does seem to be the end of the road for bill cosby criminally speaking. all right, how have people reacted to the ruling? you know, most people have been shock. most people have been angry. only one person, a former has made felicia shot, who, you know, played his wife in the hit tv show. cosby said she felt that this was vindication. he should have never been convicted. this is a great day. and so many people got angry and so many people attacked her on twitter, things she really needed to read the room and understand this was not the right
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time to say that and that there was overwhelming evidence against them. and that, by the way, this ruling again, as you heard, the previous news report is saying that he should have never been prosecuted. it did not say that he was not guilty of the charges. so it's a very, it's a legal lease kind of technicality. we have to be very clear, you know what we say about that. yeah, we've seen a lot of lawyers actually say that this is a win for the constitution. his conviction back in 2018 with seen as a landmark moment in the me to movement. do you think this will affect other cases now? you know, it's really hard to tell because there hasn't been a lot of major prosecutions that are attached to the need to move and other than harvey weinstein, as we all know. and then of course, you know, we had bill cosby, but they're not a lot of other big time celebrities, particularly in hollywood that were convicted and given long lengthy sentences.
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remember bill cosby had about 3 to 2 years and he only really spent about 2 and a half years of that since. and so people had expected him to possibly pass away in prison because he was 83 years old. they were thinking, if he did can years, he got a 93. he might have, you know, might not be around in. so this really was a watershed low bit. but things have seemed to kind of calm down in hollywood. and you don't see a lot of the investigation or the reports or the all these wonderful tantalizing stories about people coming forward with their me to movement any more. not the way we did about 3 years ago for sure. j. matthews. thank you very much for your analysis. thank you. their mission last severe the 2 decades and cost the lives of $59.00 of their comrades and countless civilians. but now the last german troops serving and i've got to stand have arrived back home, their return as part of a phase withdrawal of international forces, which is going ahead despite
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a worsening security situation on the ground. recent month has seen the taliban make increasingly significant territorial gains, and many ask and left behind are now afraid of what might happen next. the there was little in the way of fanfare as germany's military mission enough going on came to an end but the families waiting for their loved ones to return. it was a day of joy and relief, which were mine, mine up and picking up my husband. he's been enough, get us done since february, and i've come to collect, i'm talking to him up the one. how are you feeling? because i'm really excited and happy. after nearly 20 mission and 150000 troops deployed these of the last german soldiers to come home. mission accomplished the field,
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your assignment. the orderly placement of the german resolute support mission. contingent has been successfully completed but european troops quietly return, and the us prepared to complete us withdrawal. the situation of left enough kind of stand remains precarious. the germans were heavily involved in the north of the country and cities like condos and my gosh, i leave and, and other cities around the north. and if you look at it, those are the see that are really in danger right now. and those are among the cities where local people are arming themselves to fight back against the taliban case of the germans. you know, it's another question of another country leaving and what did they really accomplish in 20 years later? the city that they were supposed to be in charge of fuel so unsafe, and the people either have to flee or take up arms or themselves. and as a question of what did they really end up doing, how much should they really change for the average person?
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during the 20 year term military operation, there have been some gains in education, women's rights and infrastructure. but corruption and violence remain as huge obstacles over controlling large parts of the country. the taliban has begun re taking provinces as foreign troops. slave the the fee and now is that any games made during the last $2.00 decades already being lost? here's a look at some of the other stories making news around the world. at this, our former us defense secretary donald rumsfeld, has died at the age of 18. we served twice in the post under president gerald ford, and george w bush rumsfeld oversaw the 2003 us invasion of iraq. and he remained unapologetic about the war insisting that toppling saddam hussein created a quote more stable and secure world. the death toll from the
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collapse of a residential tower in miami has risen to 16 after 4 and more bodies were pulled from the rubble. 147 people are still unaccounted for. nearly a week after the building came down, hopes of finding survivors are quickly fading. at least 7 migraines, including a pregnant women, have drowned off the coast of italy. after their boat capsized. the coast guard says 46 people were brought ashore, but around 10 are still missing. the group is believed to have set off for me to measure an extreme heat wave sweeping across western canada is causing dozens of death and breaking records day after day. on tuesday, temperatures had 49 degrees celsius and british columbia. cooling centers have been set up to give people some relief, but the sweltering heat is forecast to continue. a prolonged, dangerous, and historic heat wave engulfing western canada has already caused dozens of death
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. people are being encouraged to go to cooling centers to combat the extreme heat. it's just on bearable. it's impossible to be out. so never seen anything like this . i hope it never becomes like this. her again, it's not really pleasant. this is too much, too much summer for us here. but some are enjoying being outdoors like vancouver. it's an interesting experience. a nice getting outside, but basically been consuming gallons of water the whole time. not surprising with temperature is exceeding 45 degrees in some places and feeling close to 50 degrees in others because of the human conditions. some are taken to the water to cool down, while others are helping the vulnerable by distributing food and drink to provide relief. officials point to this being part of a wider problem. in this instance, i think the, the big lesson coming out of the past number of days is that the climate crisis is
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not a fiction. that is absolutely real. and if you look, i've had a briefing from the wildfire service yesterday and again today the entire west coast of north america from baja to alaska is red hot. this is not a british columbia problem. it's not a candidate problem. it is a global challenge and we all need to have citizens of the world coming together. sewland college classes have been cancelled in british columbia, which means more playtime, perhaps. but extreme heat and the search for relief looks like a climate emergency problem that just isn't going away. and the island nation of madagascar is paying a high price for climate change, which it has done little to cause the worst droughts in 40 years have left thousands in the indian ocean. stayed on the brink of starvation. it organizations say more has to be done to prevent a humanitarian disaster from becoming even worse. the this
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was, was fertile farmland, but now is a desert. years of drought have destroyed nearly all of the crops here. strong winds sweeping away the soul of in sun storms covering what's left entire communities. on the brink of starvation, people here have resorted to eating whatever they can find. it took me that in the morning prepared this plate of insect. and if i clean them the best i can without any water damage for 8 months, my children and i have been eating this land every day, such as that we have nothing else to eat, and no rain to grow crock self. when the people here on the front line of the global climate crisis, madagascar hardly any greenhouse gases, but it's one of the worst victims of climate change. 2 we're facing the worst drought in over 40 years,
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and this is an area where people depend on their own agriculture, home grown school, meals, small holder farmers. this is how they lived down here, but with drought that the back to back, people can't survive. it's like, live drought is tearing families apart. these 2 boys orphaned after their mother died of hunger. they've been taken in by another family, but severely mound tuition and they're still not getting enough with with it and then we have nothing left. i love that her mother is dead love and my husband said, what do you want me to say our lives centers around looking or can just leave survive this island or somebody hit nearly a 1000000 people instead of madagascar depend on food aid. some people have walked for hours to get help, but not everyone is healthy enough to make a long journey. aid organizations that may be done to help madagascar
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the the it's china's mega project, the new silk grove, a trade network between china and the rest of the world, which could turn the old world order on its head. what would have seemed to be seen
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by the china is investing in bridges, forts, railway tracks, and roads around the globe over 70 nations are already part of the new soak road. europe sees the chinese as welcome investors. the ports of paris has been under chinese ownership for several years, and the chinese are now also showing interest in tree. yes. in italy we're starting to break important for china trip. the mediterranean kinds of africa. you're going to the correct one beds. one of the 1st 2 or the chinese when i give you re, is the emerald of the mediterranean milan reveal. critics warn that china is using the new silk road to cement its power around the world and divide euro. when you
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make in the cannot make agreement with a country that doesn't respect the human rights. you are dealing with human rights because it means that you don't care much. mm. yes. the, the corona virus pandemic has brought life in a resort in northeastern italy to a virtual sam still. but even though few people visit his beach bar, ricardo ron key also is still glad to be best if work. he and his family were the 1st people in the resort to be infected with coven 19 like was a principal or something similar. we felt like lepers, when they say it's a small community when you talk with them equally money on the summer, it's a well known resource seem we locals are all alone on the island in winter and then
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he is actually on, of course, on an island. everyone knows everyone else and he needs that's why it was such a serious issue for me at 1st, having an intimate where nobody knew what it would bring it to the den. and we can look and see something about cars passing. but help coming in from china gave ricardo and his family feeling that they weren't alone. shyness and 31 tons of urgently needed equipment, ventilation machines, personal protective clothing, masks, and medication. and also medical staff. soft power from china. some called it the silk road of help me me. so since he thought he felt more safe, because china came to help us. you told me he said look, if someone has already faced the same problems before you and found solution maybe haven't. yeah, it does give you
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a feeling of security sort of cynical want to ship. so let me pull it up quick question. so the, because you see these problems building and you don't know how to solve them in the cycle, many sided on the china as the savior in times of need. whether it was politically motivated or not. the symbolism worked for ricardo in his family . in the early stages of the pandemic, no help was forthcoming from the european union. the we saw when we saw china that really experienced catastrophe in the beginning. the panoramic in china was really devastating in the beginning, so course saw us feel they offered us health. so that it showed us that they were prepared, i don't know, but if they're a power, some of the most and they're afraid of nothing. and nobody can learn about what i mean to me
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to re, as it's greece is most important port. it's been owned by the chinese since 2016. china started investing in the port after the 2008 financial crisis and has made it an economic success. over the last 12 years, cargo handling has increased tenfold. the dock workers here on here one were here before the chinese arrived and saw the changes 1st hand. it's an honest job and with it i've managed to feed my family. i'm satisfied with these partners. your topless has been working at support since 2005,
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like everyone else here. he demonstrated against the take over the fort by the chinese state company, costco, amazon, and everything has been a mess since the privatization. and if you get a moment ever since the investor got involved here and is only interested in profit and nothing else is in our situation has changed before the port was privatized, our work was much better and easier. we worked in fixed groups back to be always as a team to this. now we don't have enough people now, so that's no longer possible. now we're forced to do the work of 2 men that each one shipped in 6 was cancelled. new jobs were created. but hardly any of them offered the same social protection as the workers previously had these proud greek dock workers now working at fort which is no longer their own
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gathering. and we must say, we think it was a strategic mistake to privatize the biggest important in the country. for us. green is a country with a huge number of violating ports are essential, not only economically envisioned, but socially roasting economy. they keep people connected is really voice, honestly seem to be more greece was forced to privatize the port as part of your demands to tackle the greek debt crisis. your job go goes and the men still blame germany and the you for it. go, goes, is now trying to save what he can and is fighting to protect his people's rights. a lot of the best man at my wedding go to state pension one of them in yes, because they calculated how long you would work for the port when it would still state own. so what will happen to us now the longest serving workers,
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so not our rank, you know, i'm telling you my best man gotta stay pension. what will happen when everything already retired, right? no, it won't be like that at all. but go, goes union no longer represents all the dock with it. so it's hard for him and his men to fight against the threats of outsourcing, for temporary contracts, with 0 portion of the portion that i don't know how much longer we can keep this working model with terminal that open and dignified work and job security values and garcia we request an interview with the ports, chinese managers, but it's the greek press officer who explains to us why paris is so important for china's new self road. why is it 1st the lads, european port author of the crossing of west?
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this is very important for the shipping companies in order to reach the port and then to use it. i just received my hub. so they're very loud. it's vessels. the mother version says we call them starting their route from east asia to where it's europe, really the part of spite a live here that kind of go whatever it these containers. so cars and then as smaller version was those we call them free. the rest of the day that got to go and redistributed to many other ports of me today and lexie the dock workers are skeptical. only 70 to 80 percent of the containers are trans shipped, which won't create any new jobs for the money on the profits. stay with the owner of the fort, the chinese state company,
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costco. none of it goes to the greeks gather the number 4, i think shave to i think it's all about the expansion of chinese capitalism or connecticut. other say he, the chinese state has a lot of money, and this is, it's way of the landing at the end asserting and status position in the world. professor. so by me we're using china is a world powering, i mean, you can't overlook or be indifferent to what is not the not, not the of the photo. the me me
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you walk in the streets in italy and then you walk in the streets in shanghai. you don't need to do any analysis to understand why countries, the girl at the 0 percent, like here and why some other countries grow. it's 8 percent, as you did in the past to china, you just see immediately and i've been weakness things in years over really important, social and economic changes under my eyes. i've come back to europe but, and i don't see any changes. next time i go to shanghai after a few months, i wouldn't look at the underground map because it would be new life. mikaela good archie is known as mr. china. now, after working as an investment banker and spending 10 years in shanghai as a professor of economics, he became under secretary of state in italy's ministry of economic development and negotiate silk wrote deal with china. he used to commute constantly between china
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and italy, but now the corona virus has forced him to do business with the chinese via video cause we issue why when he's always is usually. i hope so too. i'm sicilian and pinning my hopes on china by john that the cooperation with china will help the tourist industry to grow in sicily and jungle lice usually by day. the new jersey. last year we had president choosing ping here lie. the defense wants to see more chinese tourism in the chinese are very curious about italy. i'll be all good. archie no longer holds political office. the government, he was part of only lasted for 15 months, but the letter of intent that he negotiated with china is still valid. when i came in, i took on these projects and actually delivered so accelerated the processor made the final agreements with the chinese counterparts. and we implemented them,
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we signed it, and i do think that this is the base to economic opportunity that italy has to cooperate with china doing business together. this deal with china alarm to europe . italy is after all, one of the use founding members as well as part of nato. many saw the signing of this contract as a break with the old alliances. the logic of the italian government back then was purely economic. they said everyone else was doing business with china to even if they had no official agreement, there is absolutely no contradiction and no conflict. so we do a strategy. if someone worries about the fact that the china in the then the u. s. to give them back something. china has invested in germany, holland, belgium,
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france, spain. malta is stumble in greece and u. k. all parts in europe have chinese honestly. georgia, mississippi is assign ologist and author who lived in china for 6 years and observed the events around the new silk road development with a critical fine she thinks the italian government was trying to create an economic advantage for itself. but under estimated the plans political dimensions, something legal knowledge means of this political project by a member of the g. 7 had a great propaganda value involved in china itself and k propagandistic, went out in the forty's. the new silk grove is quite clearly an enormous project. and like the projects in history, in china and the usa of charity, they all have their own income in if you train them. and
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it's obvious that china is trying to gain of global foothold through key infrastructure investment, such as support for us in the north east of italy, could also become an important logistical center for the chinese francesco, but easy as a business man who's currently planning to bring a new investor on board to build a 2nd container terminal in for yes. estimate of the minimum investment necessary to further expand to have a reasonable container. terminal is 300000000 euro. we are ready to discuss with other parties if they have an interest to further develop. it can easily do that
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that we have been discussing for a long time with that chinese interest in the form of 3 asked the set to expand further until now it has only handled 790000 container ships a year by comparison. perez handles 6 times as much cargo. francesco parties firm has been involved in the transportation business in europe and the rest of the world for almost 200 years. along with his son, he's the 8th generation to run the business. the company has survived 2 world wars, but today's challenges are just as great. and now you need the roots to asia to stay competitive. he says, it is not that we are giving preference to chinese business partners rather than other reality is that china has grown and, and is the trading partner and number one in the world. and if we are involved in
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logistic which is connected to international trading, you cannot simply close your eyes in front of what has developed you try to participate. so this is the simple answer, easy and his son have invested in china themselves and make 2 thirds of their turnover with asian customers. in spite of their old european traditions, they have long become a part of the new chinese silk road. you don't know if any more the center of the world is the no time. so we have to take up to neat is where they arise and, and where we find and specially where we find people who are willing to share the same values that are not all the make money. but we have that with some values. very part of the problem for the port
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of triana. trina could be an opportunity all because china to make investments, of course in italy, needs any thought in by the can. more to design or the invest remain the same time . we have to be very careful when we make any deal with trying to call a chain up. you know, make power is vast and can be overwhelming to committee for the boss gets out of the me. i trust check is waiting for visitors from china busy as a year for the month. i see you holidays july. i'm like a bridge between 2 countries between 2 people cannot nice necessarily. and i
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have a small chinese really want to come to greece because they want to learn a lot about the culture of each in greece, the mythology in history. and he, he knows, you know, i've got faith in the body for the small whole. that's why they love grease so much . you must do. the 2 countries are similar. they both have a lot of history already. i kina, can i entity the roots of the eastern world or in china? these are the roots of the western world or greece. what it is long before the corona virus hits, it was always busy around the foot of the acropolis, chang had groups every day. the number of chinese tourists in greece had been growing rapidly, and some 800000 were expected this year. now, because of the corona virus pandemic, the stream has dried up completely. tourism is an integral factor in the new chinese silk road. petros chang says, tourists from china bring money and often become long term investors
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room into the cell, but you have to go to your 1st. we have to wait until the corona virus is over. and as i bought it then greece will need capital. and china has capital eating edge. excellent. there are sure you cannot sign up for chinese state really has a lot of money and it wants to invest. that green guy has come to greece. it's a friend by not the way the west colonized asia or african and he said now may be just and i see the chinese approaches then we here and that a, we invested, you know, and it's a win win situation for us both. she's not going to want to get me the real estate lobby is profiting from the deal with the chinese more than most other sectors to attract for money. the greek government started issuing so called golden visa in 2013. so when they
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come, they see the apartment on the 5th floor coming in this lovely apartment, in the heart of downtown athens, surrounded by some of the best areas, in essence, if used to be with 2 bedrooms. and now we are fixing the another. a 3rd, drumline and extra bathrooms. this is the living room, nice and spacious, fully furnished. there are 3 bedrooms, like this. will be more proud to call for your family or even if it's not in your family, that doesn't office space. the kitchen is fully equipped and we are going to have the kitchen here with a small island, and there will be an next phase. they can use the way they want. here i'm going to show you the balcony. it comes with a balcony and has a lovely view of enjoy your 1st cup of coffee of the day. you can have barbecue
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here and you can eat flex spaces rebates and making, get all the space and song and welcoming you. we've not the most money for greece has issued 6000 golden pieces to the chinese and the last 5 years and sold a lot of property to golden laser chains, the real estate race. the paintings came in grey's. they were the 1st foreign investors that they left their money here that they paid for the properties because after the creek financial crisis, after it started 2008, i can say bought the 2010 because we told no one was buying like all the properties were falling down, most of the chinese owners don't want to appear in front of the camera. some have
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come to europe for political reasons. others are cautious towards the media. it's an open secret that money laundering and corruption are also an issue of the e u. has sharply criticize the program the clients that we have are usually from the rapidly merging chinese middle class. they come here because they want to secure a future. in europe, they want, they give their children the opportunity to live here. they want to give themselves for unity to retire. here. a lawyer in athens puts us in touch with a client from shanghai who is in the middle of a legal dispute over her flat in athens. her whole family laboriously saved up for the $290000.00 euro apartment investment in greece and freedom of travel within the entire shannon area for the whole family sounds attractive even
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in times of the corona virus. then another. i like the greek, whether in last greece is a country with a long history. with this visa, i can buy a piece of this lifestyle. there are a lot of chinese making this investment, including in my circle of friends. golden visas remain in high demand. though the corona virus pandemic has damp and the real estate market with significantly fewer visas issue due to travel restrictions and a temporary suspension of the residence by investment program. unlimited travel and a globalized world where you can commute between shanghai in athens, have been put on hold. but the estate agents don't think it spells the ends of this lucrative market. i think that after the recovery that we are expecting from the chinese clients are going to come here and keep buying properties like they did
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before. and as you said, the chinese middle class is rapidly expanding show. i don't see any reason why this may stop in and increasingly globalized world. the fish market in athens is still bucking the trend and dealing mainly and locally caught produce the most goods come to europe from asia through the suez canal. he, you citizens profit enormously from cheap chinese imports, but a sudden shortage of personal protective equipment during the corona virus pandemic
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has highlighted europe's dependence on asian invoice that, you know, to start that fabric of michelin was the work benches the world forgot the most. we used to go there, you get good with the chinese workers. but also i know i actually was doing that on a chinese when learning from us from them. and i'm starting to do it. they have overtaken us in many areas of technology, but up and down because that's just how china's new silk grow got going. investments and ports, bridges, or rows all serve to bring goods to customers that you with is still the use most important trading partner. but trade with china has tripled in the last 20 years
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in china has been investing in the board to raise since 2008 and became the majority shareholder there in 2016. it's the perfect gateway to europe. over the last few years, the chinese have turned periods into the biggest port in the mediterranean and they're planning to make it the biggest port in europe, pledging $600000000.00 euros of additional investments in the next few years. your music i can make i was born and raised in prayer for you. i love him of amendment. i have still connected with the sea. and since i was small of law before me in this place where we are now, it's important to us medical meadows,
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not only for its charm and atmosphere now is to be only men, but because it's a part with open access to the c particle to be exposed to the end because it was managed to keep it that way. the re, marcia tracy honest ozzy of frances khaki believes that the old port area belongs to the cities residence and has long been campaigning to get them access to it again. she's the left wing, threes of parties, maritime policy spokeswoman that is skeptical about the chinese commitment. she believes massive investments by aging would also have political consequences for her country or both. the see that you, some of the consequences do not depend on the government that is empowered, fragile, and accept them with the same mix up. but i'll be your example
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when you want to pass certain resolutions regarding china's expansion in the south china sea. we had a left wing government here that had its doubts about us and you'll be a wester skip spun, especially the mass e. u member greece broker, political taboo by signing with the chinese. grease has also been silent about aging actions in hong kong money fronts. the skunky says makes you dependent. she's particularly worried about the use divisions over china. but the realization that europe has to speak to china with one voice is slowly gaining ground. i think, i mean as i said, not yet reached a concern.


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