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the who's this is the w news lies from her land president. she's been paying hell, china's rise as irreversible as it holds lavish celebrations, marking 100 years since the founding of the chinese communist party. she tells a flag waving crowd that the era of china being bullied is gone forever. also coming up, he was committee and bill cosby is free from prison after his conviction for sexual assault is overturned. on a legal technicality, the actor was jails and 2018 for drugging and violating
a woman. 17 years old ago. plus the dangerous facing young migrants trying to reach europe, the w goes to serbia to find out what is being done to shield them from human traffic and police brutality. ah, i'm sarah kelly. welcome to the program. china's president, she's paying has struck a defiant tone at celebrations, marking the $100.00 the out of her 3 of the countries communist party at a major event in t. m is where she calls for the countries where unification with self rule taiwan. he also warned that anyone attempting to bully china would quote, get their heads bashed, drawing observer, see the comments, those veiled threats to western countries that have criticize china for if human
rights abuses and crack down in hong kong. and she is our long speech followed a military fly over camden salute and patriotic songs in honor of the ruling communist party. it has been a turbulent century for china with the creation of the communist party. the party started with a secret meeting of 53 people in shanghai in a house in 1921. it has since been transformed into a colossal instrument of political control, with them 92000000 members across the country. after decades during which the people's republic of china was essentially close to the rest of the world. under founding liter, mousy dong, the once impoverished nation has been transformed into the world 2nd biggest economy. the parties and its current leader, she's in pain, appear to be riding high from opening the world's 2nd largest hydro power plant to launching the highest luxury hotel on earth. they celebrating its triumphs
in space. the chinese communist party is turning 100 and it's mocking its birthday with a propaganda, bliss highlighted stability and strength, and justify its increasingly tight grip on daily life in china. to make out this week, celebrations will highlight china's rise in recent decades and glorify early days of struggle under founding father miles on the communist party as rude china for 72 years of its 100 year history. no other dictatorship has been a successful at expanding international influence, adding military muscle and overseeing economic growth. the party will gloss over policies like the great leap forward in which 1000000 starved and the cultural revolution of half a century ago. here and there be no mention of the bloody crackdown on pro democracy protesters a gentleman square in beijing in 1989. you'll
see this week the party will be all about promoting the success of its marxist leonard, his political system, and boosting supreme leader, she, jim ping, who enjoys more power than any leader, since mouth chinese brand of state capitalism, whether the global financial crisis, while many richer nations floundered and despise initially mishandling the corona virus outbreak which started in new ham. china's economy is back on course. most other countries are still barely coming out of lockdown. but while china celebrates there is growing international unhappiness about china's more aggressive approach on the world stage, about the oppression of we're muslims and shinji young and about the dismantling of freedom in hong kong. and for more or less bringing richard mcgregor senior fellow at the australian big tank, the low institute, and he's written extensively about china's communist party. how has the party changed the country over the past 100 years? well, you know, the pony wasn't in town until 949 and from 949,
and that 978 to change the country a great deal, but it didn't enrich the country. china really only took off optim out dies. and since then, if you've got $1400000000.00 people economy growing almost every year, about 10 percent, that's not just going to transform china, that's really going to transform the world. and that's what we're seeing unfold in front of us right now. and we're also seeing china, of course, asserting itself more and more on the international stage against the backdrop that you have just mentioned. she's been paying, in fact, warning in his speech that foreign forces attempting to bully the nation will quote, get their heads bashed. what do you make of that tough talk? well, i guess, 1st of all, this is for, you know, a domestic audience, but domestic consumption. you know, all politics is local. china is no different in that respect, but i think, you know, there's also a message for foreign countries,
particularly western countries, particularly the united states. you know, china still thinks and also plays up the, the idea that foreigners want to keep china down foreigners want to contain china, cd and ping, use the word today in slave china. in other words, foreigners want to do to china what they did during the colonial period. and that is really a highly motivating line of reasoning for him to use. and it creates a kind of emotional connection with people in china. you can still get very angry and emotional about the past. richard mcgregor joining us from the low institutes. thank you so much for your insight on this chinese and 10 ari of the communist party. we appreciate to the u. s. now where the american actor bill cosby has walked free after a court overturned his sexual assault conviction and ordered his immediate release, he was the 1st
u. s. celebrity sent to prison for sexual assaults since the beginning of the me to movement. now 2 years on the pennsylvania supreme court decided that cause they 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 in which he'd serve 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, was driven by politics, were quite pleased that the pennsylvania supreme court seemed impervious to what is
going on on the outside world. and all of that pressure that was placed on the criminal justice system from 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. the alleged drugging and malice station of andrea concerned. the crushing of that conviction has re ignited debate over the ability to hold a fair trial. i made intense public pressure and of the efficacy of the me to movement and holding powerful men to account. right, right. when you're bringing k, j matthews and entertainment journalists following the story for us from los angeles. so i mean get it. what does this mean now the trial wasn't fair.
yeah. you know it's, there's so much legal li surrounding this, but basic, well let me try to kind of dismantle it. basically a couple of years ago before he was actually charged. the older prosecutor, the previous prosecutor that is in the state of pennsylvania, asked him to come forward to give a deposition in exchange for that he would not be prosecuted as long as he told the truth. well, bill cosby came in, he spoke contemporaries only very, very long gave extreme graphic details about the fact that he drug certain women that he had according to him affairs with certain women in exchange for that truth, he would not be prosecuted according to that prosecutor. well, after all that happened, he was charge, he was prosecuted and he was found guilty. so what this state supreme court is saying now is that bill cosby should have never been prosecuted in the 1st place because they had an agreement on the table that he would not be prosecuted in
exchange for his testimony. so because of that, they're saying that this conviction has to be overturn. what people have to understand is that this decision that came out on wednesday does not say that bill cosby is innocent. it is not say that there wasn't enough evidence by these dozens and dozens of women that came forward and claim that bill coffee, sexually assaulted them. that is something very different. so we have to be very, very careful about how we can find this with the law. speaking of the law, k j. i mean, is this the ends now of this particular case for cosby and how about other legal measures? well remember bill cosby is 83 years old and that this case really surrounds just one woman. andrea constant. yes, we all know there's more than 60 women that have come forward and told her story, but because of the statute, limitations, and other lack of evidence in some of those those cases, he was not tried on any of those cases. so for this particular case,
it really is the end of it. he cannot be tried, his conviction has been overturned. so it looks like this is really the end for bill cosby criminally speaking. however, there could be many, many more civil suits coming forward. in fact, there is an attorney, glory, all rich here in los angeles, who's representing a number of the women that have come forward there were alleging a sexual assault by bill cosby. so he still has to fly to los angeles and give a deposition in that civil case. ok, so it's not entirely over k j. matthew's entertainment journalist with a view from los angeles. thanks so much. and we have now to serbia, one of the countries on the so called bulk and migration root, nobody knows how many child migrants pass through serbia every year in search of a new life in europe. many have been on the move for months or even years, and thousands go missing some fall prey to people smugglers, others face harassment from officials at border crossings. it is funny for char
went to belgrade to find out about the dangers, facing young migrants and efforts to help them. i do what he has been on the road for the past 2 years. he says he's 16 a child migrant from us gone down. his place to sleep tonight. under the bridge in belgrade, he shares display in english. he learned on the road, will escape me deport. will gross no worse after me for it is the story of being pushed back all over the balkan route. he says some serbian police demand money from migrants to let them cross the border with romania just for the romanian authorities to return them to serbia. down for the police on the syrian border, creating problems for us because they asked for money years ago. we don't have that much money to give to the police and work and to buy food for ourselves on such ample. we're driving to support it's one of the serbian hard spots for migrants
trying to cross into b. u. just a few 100 meters behind me is hungry and if you continue in that direction, who cross into croatia, but claiming asylum in the european union has become nearly impossible. even still with these young men, want to take their chances. so local taxis stand by to drive those with enough cash closer to the border last night. no. somebody has some kind of trouble with the physical violence with the police on the border or here or your services. yes. senior lousy troops were the only local and you in this area, she wants to warn, under age migrant, about the danger of crossing her waters, police brutality, human trafficking. but we cannot say, don't go, it's not our old face go or don't go. it just can see the options i can ask you think about maybe going to the counselor?
well good. and then the answer i have called from becky belgrade migrants have been stranded here trying to avoid the camps out of fear of being deported. equal a bunch of the stars children have a special rights to protection and trying to avoid the serbian cam system should not mean that they should be left to fend for themselves. unfortunately, the system does not provide enough affection for them. yes, children wants to fail inside the system, but also the system is not strong enough to to attract them to give faith in the system and then at least decrease the risks while that in transit thousands of migrant children disappear every year in europe. abdul dreams about a life in switzerland. but riding on this swift builds tram might be as close as you get. a quick reminder now of the top stories that we're following for you here on d. w. news president change and ping has held china's rise as it reversible as it holes
. lavish celebrations marketing 100 years since the founding of the chinese communist parties. she told a flag waving crowd in the era of china. the era of china is being bullied, is gone forever. and with that now you're up to date on the w. news effects doc fell. i'm sarah kelly. thanks for watching the green. do you feel worried about the planet? i'm neil's host of the on the green fence we need to change join me for the green transformations for me you.