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up in the state will fight to the end to restore order. after days of violence on rest, also on the program. germany rom, suffert's battle against elm recall with types of rules on visiting bars and restaurants. but quarantine times are east to keep the economy moving. groundbreaking actors to me, what he has done. he was the 1st black women. i'll be oscar for best actor, went home to inspire a generation. ah, i'm fil gail. welcome to the program. the president of kazakhstan has authorized security forces to open fire on the protesters without warning. in his latest televised address, cassim mcdermott took, i have said,
the state would fight to the end against what he called bandits terrorists and militants. days of violent protest in the central asian nation have seen, doesn't killed and thousands arrested at the president's request. russia is leading a force of peacekeepers from former soviet states to help put down the unrest. observe assail authorities and now appear to have regained control of the biggest city al matty, the streets of oman scar from the worst violence to hit the country in 30 years. cossack stones, larger city has become graham cyril in a deadly battle against what many here see as a crooked government. what does it seem? we want to tell the whole world that the only thing flourishing in kazakhstan is corruption. the protest began over high can fuel prices, but decades of corruption in inequality have found the flame to rebellion across rupture rich nation. the protest began over hiking fuel prices,
but decades of corruption in inequality have found the flame to rebellion across a resource rich nation sees like this and cost and i region just 200 kilometers from the russian border are being watched closely by moscow. which fears the uprising could pose a threat to the stability of the region. o. russia shares a 7000 kilometer border with cassock star. if you see that border is not especially protected here. yes, organizationally, ever staunch the kremlin, has he to president to kai of calls for help and sent more than 2000 troops to help put out the fire and brush his doorstep. but there are few signs of peace here on the streets of cossacks done as each day brings fresh bloodshed. government forces say they quote, liquidated dustin's rioters in clash a set of also claimed the lives of several police. oh must buying the group?
well, you have to understand, this is 30 years of pent up anger that's being released. look here to what they're shooting it. all of us is awesome, but none of us wants to hurt anyone. human arnold, in less than 3 years and power took high. it was a chosen successor to autocrat north wilton nurse a by f to chi, if his vow to wipe out so called terrorist groups, which he blamed for the uprising number quarter to the counter terrorist operation continues. the militants have not laid down to arms. they continue to commit crimes or prepare for committing them. the fight against them should be completed. whoever does not surrender will be eliminated. as he fights 1st, political survival somewhere, the protest could lead to an air of even harsher or authoritarianism. will enjoy. now, by christoph more, he's the o monte bureau chief of the frederick aber foundation, which is affiliated with germany, social democratic party. he is to night in berlin, it's going to have you on the program. i want to talk to you 1st about these shoot
to kill orders coming from the president of kazakhstan. what are you hearing from your contacts on the ground in the country about this? thanks for having me. the rapids spread the presses across the country, the increasing violent nature, and the protests on the you mentioned that the shoot to kill or to have raised the specter of what i will call for the chaos or the potential for continue is escalation and cause it's done and that has indeed not faded, but it's still very much dominant day to day. for my colleagues, my call my contact, my friends, that all report the same. they report gunfire. they report continues clashes between both sides, atm not working. confusion and uncertainty are thought of everywhere. it's a dire situation, especially in the southern hub of the country. the city of mattie and this situation in the country has spiraled quickly just this week. are you surprised at
how quickly we have seen the security situation deteriorate? well yes and no, just weeks ago, the countries celebrated it's 30 year and there are 3 right there have never been such pro, protest in context on the, extend the pays and indeed the magnitude of the escalation of very much unprecedented. though i have to say the escalation and the timing of the protest might come as a surprise, but fundamentally to protest themselves. they're not unexpected. and we know that the president of cause, our son, obviously not wanting to see his country become another bella, rooster ukraine. he decided to call in the russians for help. what do you make of the presence of what are being called russian peacekeeping troops? well, 2 or 3 short points. the intervention of the c s t o, that's the collective security treat the organization, certainly added to the conflict and gave it another dimension from a very,
let's say domestic dimension to a geopolitical one. second context on is indeed important to moscow. there are a lot of institutional inter in the dependencies there. they're pronounced context on member of c, a, c l s. c, l, the european economic union. there is the bike new r cosmo jerome. there is geographical cultural proximity, a lot of trade. and also russia sees cause it's done as some sort of the anchor of stability in central asia and a very volatile region. so yeah, cause exxon is important. and the last point, if you allow me for context on the coals who moscow is a double edged sword in the center of that cause it's done, tried for a very long time to be interdependent from russia. and they called, they did this through their, of what they call, multi factual foreign policy, essentially balancing between the major power powers and das building good
relationship with china, the west and the neighboring countries. so now, some people feared that the dependencies on russia come with the prize and might increase eventually. yeah, it will be interesting to see if conflicts done is no more beholding to russia. because of the presence of these troops, we will be following the situation closely, as i'm sure you will as well. chris off more with the friedrich ebert foundation, mr. moore, we appreciate your insights tonight. thank you. whichever these national and regional leaders have agreed on a series of measures to combat rising corona, virus infections, case numbers are now a 3rd higher than just a week ago. people going out, socializing face tied to restrictions to count is fully vaccinated. they need to have had a booster shot, or they have to show a negative test result. as the leaders discussed, new pandemic measures that the front of their minds was the army crown variant, which is set to become the dominant strain in germany is from the call. one thing
is clear, micron will keep us busy for a long time to come, and that is why we cannot sound the all clear for our health care system. it must be said, clearly we will see higher infections and there will also be many new patients in the hospital was given if infected people and even their contacts have to isolate in large numbers, some fear, even the emergency services could lack the personnel to do their essential job. so the politicians have taken a risky decision shortening isolation period. so those you've had contact with infected people. and in some cases, removing the isolation requirement altogether. that was, that is what any contact person who has received the boost shot no longer has to go into quarantine. we've agreed on this in close consultation with all responsible parties involved here in germany. all others can lead quarantine or isolation of to 10 days if they're no longer symptomatic. i told them in at the same time
a tightening of restrictions for people came to go out for a meal or a drink. entry to restaurants and bars will be limited to the vaccinated, all recovered, who also have a negative test. that address is the fact people can't wear a mask while they're eating and drinking. and if they've had their boost shot, they won't need a test. that point is intended to encourage more to take out vaccination. the campaign to get vaccines into arms is proceeding fast, but chancellor shaw says it's not fast enough. he wants 30000000 more doses administered during january. so far it has been less than $3000000.00. were germany's leaders have also decided to shorten quarantine and isolation periods. we have this report. oh, these fighters have just 2 minutes to get themselves ready and get out.
today is just a test run, but even in real emergency, the team has been able to meet the challenges of the pandemic, even with a lot of staff shortages. if all ability that we've had 200 cases over the past 2 years, but we were able to cope because they were spread out over the whole period. and we had planned to head him off for the plant on the crew test themselves daily. even though almost everyone has had their best to jump to teams take turns to be on duty and there's no contact at change. over times. the ambulance team has moved up stairs with its own kitchen to reduce mixing. all micron is exacerbating the situation moist as were the unfolded. we've increased the number of colleagues on stand by each morning to cover anyone who calls in sick. so we have more people available to make sure there are no gaps in service. that's why the fire station
has its own emergency power generator to though it doesn't cover all event, you ality the comedies and then there are limits, like if the generator can be refilled or if the water supply were cut off with mr. river. this is where that supply is managed in the control room of routing and public utilities. there's a skeleton crew all where masks under either vaccinated or recovered. if the control room were to face severe staff shortages, the local utilities would be in trouble. this is where all disturbances in the cities water supply a detected to preempt disaster. there is a tiny emergency control room in a separate building. in putnam euclidean voted, should the pandemic worse than we may have to isolate the control room. and in the worst case, have people with corona, virus operating it. the emergency room provide an alternative or micron will hit sooner or later. but here in hurting and emergency workers feel confident that
all necessary contingency plans are in place. that they hoped they won't have to implement them. for here's a more developments in the pandemic. global corona virus cases have del top 300000000. that's according to johns hopkins university in the us. it took more than a year to reach the 1st $100000000.00. the 3rd 100000000 came in just the last 5 months. britain is sending troops into some london hospitals to cover for medical staff who have called in sick with cove at 19. and the austrian chancellor, karl ne, hama has tested positive for cove at 19. he says, the infection came from a member of his security team. he says he is isolating at home. here's a look now at some of the other stories that are making headlines around the world . this hour in paris, commemoration events took place to day to mark the 7th anniversary of the 2015 terrorist attacks islam as gunman killed of 17 people. over the course of 3 days,
including journalists at the french satirical magazine, charlie abduct, cambodian prime minister hoon sin has arrived in me and mar for talks with the military rulers. there is the 1st visit by a head of government since the army overthrew me in mart, democratically elected government. last february. the highest volcano in the galapagos islands have started is spewing lava and clouds of ash ecuador is geophysical institute says that there is no immediate danger to people. they are the volcano last erupted 6 years ago. a new study by u. s. researchers suggests that global dementia cases are set to triple within the next 30 years. the calculations are based on trends and smoking, obesity, high blood sugar and poor education. in over 200 countries. north africa and the middle east will see the sharpest rise. in cases
here in germany, the new coalition government is still shaping its relations with china and half a century after the 2 sides. first opened diplomatic relations. now this is a difficult balancing act. china is germany's most important trading partner. but at the same time, there are serious concerns about beijing's human rights record, the w's chief international editor, richard walker, reports tonight. oh, hamburg germany's gateway to the world. handling trade that's made gemini, rich, above all with china. it's biggest trading under of all. this is part of the legacy of angular medical, who built very close ties with beijing. an approach that wasn't just about business, she also hoped to bring about change is a german expression for this idea vandal, deutsche 100 or change through trade. the idea that by engaging and trading with
a regime like china, you can encourage it to open up politically. but any such hopes have been dashed, making suppression of freedoms in hong kong, and his persecution of the muslim minority in chin jang. just to signs that under she gym, ping, china is on an even more authoritarian path. germany's new government has promised a fresh approach to china. responding to pressure coming in from foresight. there's going to be pressure from within the bonus tag from within the, the german population from germany's major allies outside of europe and pushing germany to change its tone, to speak out more on, on values, issues and reevaluate its economic relationship with china. the coalition deal underpinning the new government lists. many concerns with china is the 1st of its
kind to mentioned taiwan voicing support for its democracy. it also highlights security in the south trying to see the status of hong kong human rights abuses in shin jang. and more with there are questions whether the new team is really united about all day. most of all the chancellor will have shots, and the foreign minister and alina bab, book shalt, through the social democrats and babel could green. and the difference runs deep. all of shots, for example, used to be mer of hamburg the port city making big money on trade with china. all of salt stands for continuity. i think his, his view of china was shaped by his 7 years as mayor of hamburg, as a foreign minister and a book like her dream party. she's been highly critical of a jane. she's called for essentially a break in, in germany's approach so more outspoken on human rights.
reducing economic dependencies on china. so germany now has a chancellor who doesn't want to rock the boat and a foreign minister who wants a tough line. also in the mix, a liberal finance minister who's pro human rights, but close to business. these could get very complicated. we could see as sort of coffee, any of discordant signals on china from this new government. and signals from bay ging suggest things are changing, then more focus on the domestic economy. more state control. this could lead china to pull away from the west rather than the other way round. so it's germany's new teen gets down to work. finding a coherent way forward on china will be a massive challenge. the world is watching. joining me now is arianna
reimers. she's with the mccarter institute for china studies as a think take. she's also a former beijing correspondent for the german public television network. i want to talk with you about the situation, but 1st i wanna bring up some recent polling information that was published by the hamburg based non profit kerber foundation. now they say that back in 2021, 55 percent of germans viewed china's growing influence as a negative thing. now that's up from a 3rd in 2017 and fewer than 20 percent of those polled even see a close. busy relationship with china as being important. so how does that sentiment then square with what's the new chance their plans when it comes to china? well, it's not necessarily a contradiction. general company has always been quite critical of china in recent years of the public opinion has deteriorated again for various reasons. at them already mentioned the human rights violations in to back in since y'all,
than there's been the public security law, hong kong, correct. on the tensions the rising tension, south china sea. and last but not least, the pandemic situation, china, those are closed now. there is no chance of dialogue and that only a channel. so it's not easy to engage personal business. unix changed culture exchange, no tourism. and all this ends up in the public opinion, we just had a critical on china, which is not where you, again, the parliament of germany always has also been very critical in china and on the other side of the german government. and during the american you're and again now maybe we ready, don't know yet with shoals was from a pragmatic and handling and then the handling of the china lation. so we have to observe now, well how, whether this will continue. so the breach between the quite critical public, the quite critical parliament and a very pragmatic government and the aside for, you know, the former job, a chance or our new america is she was
a master at keeping human rights diplomacy on one side and business on the other and we know lease from the greens in this new coalition government that they do not want that to continue. do you see that as being the biggest challenge for this government that they want business to be tied to human rights? yes, it's very hard to say where the greens and also the liberals, but they are also very critical and human rights issues too. whether we've been real change in the, in the, in the act. well, there will be type of wording on china for sure. and i know better than you for, i mean is that you start to read that a little bit, but it's difficult to implement a consistent policy. i mean, the spokesman for the chinese foreign minister had stress and its initial reaction to the collision agreement, which is critical of china. that's a see john,
hong kong until it is and effect questions of chinese integrity and serenity. so that's a clear warning. so if you tighten the screws from the on, from the german side, from the european side, quite see example through the supply chain law, then you will have reaction from china. then we see what's going to happen. and once a reaction from europe of german on, on china policy happens, then that will be china reaction. and then we will see whether a ton of real politics we are working with really. yeah, let me just let me ask you, let me ask you, do you think that's really going to happen? because, you know, you could argue that china needs, the european union needs germany just as much as germany needs china when we're talking about, you know, the 2 way street of business here. so if you do in of turn the screws a little bit, when it comes to human rights, i mean the china is not going to run away. no time is not uncommon ray,
but china is able also to, to school on its side. i mean, you've seen that with your p o was international companies and issues. seeing that when i, when one company tried to, to void a custom to use content from saint john. because it said that we could use them for labor can. so john, a complaint against the company. so that means that business will be effective and efficient, especially in the house cover crisis situation, which will be facing soon. might that just not want to to, to make, make the economic situation worse for that country side. this will be a good question for all european countries, actually to, to answer arianna reimers with the mere counter institute for china studies, we appreciate your time, your insights tonight. thank you. one,
some sad news report tonight, the ground breaking actor sidney poitier has died at the age of $94.00. he was the 1st black person to win the oscar for best actor in 1900. 63 for the film lilies of the field. he inspired an entire generation during the civil rights era with rolls crossing the racial divide. after spending decades in the public high point to receive the presidential medal of freedom from former us president brock obama, back in 29. my colleague david levitz is here now from our culture desk to talk about this. i mean, there's so much to talk about when we're talking about sidney plus. what will he be most remember for? well, he was not hollywood. the 1st black star, he was hollywood 1st black superstar actually and that oscar that he won really was groundbreaking. it really paved the way for other black performers in hollywood. and he got it because he was charismatic. he was good looking and he could act man,
could he act in the same film? he could have you crying. he was very touching or he could have you in stitches because he was funny just like he did in that oscar winning role in willie's of the field. he played a jack of all trades who helped a group of german nuns out in the arizona desert and he doesn't want to. he wants to actually drink and sleep, but he ends up building their church for them for free out of the goodness of his heart. and that was really kind of a typical role for a party. he played the good guy, he played sort of the st if you well. now if you look at films like in the heat of the night, he is a detective from philadelphia who has to work with a racist sheriff from mississippi to solve a murder case. and he does it with grace characters respond to hatred, even to racism with grace, with a kind of cool headed resolve. he's the character plays the characters who really are trying to appease people. actually, you know, i also learned today that he was tone. death and in that movie with the nuns and
they're singing and i'm in, he's not really sing because obviously you couldn't carry a tune. but let me ask you about the these roles. why was he always the st. louis character? well, you know, a lot of it was typecasting and actually playing the st. we. black guy here is trying to appease the races to white people. it's got him in trouble. i got him criticized later in the civil rights movement when the, when the movement heated up, people were calling him and uncle tom who is just trying to, he's the white man. i'm but you know, at the same time he really didn't know what his options were. in hollywood and hollywood didn't have a place for him to play the romantic lead that was off limits for black men. and he wasn't about to play the bad guy because he wanted to promote a positive depiction of black people that didn't exist at that time. and there weren't really very complex rules for him. so actually his choice of roles was rather limited, but at the same time it was progress. back then it was
a step forward for back then. and he even wrote that with every movie he made, he felt like he was representing millions upon millions of people who otherwise didn't have representation. and i mean the fill, of course, which we didn't have time to talk about. and guess he's coming to dinner. i think that will be the weekend viewing for a lot of people it's. it's good to see that he had such a long life. i think me, thank you. what the city of your cutter green bought russia is being transformed into a winter wonderland. thanks to it's annual ice sculpture vegetable, more than 20 teams from all over russia took part. the sculptures traditionally feature religious themes such as the nativity of christ, to mark and celebration of the russian orthodox christmas. the 1st prize goes to this entry, which is entitled heavenly shepherd. after a short break, i'll be back to take you through the day. stick around. we will be right back.
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