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File name: 230818_US_CHINA_TARIFFS_ALTERMAN_VTR
Correspondent: Owen Alterman
CORRESPONDENT: Owen Alterman
OUTCUE: …Owen Alterman, i24NEWS
As U.S. President Donald Trump comes under pressure on the legal front this week, he can point to what he sees as an achievement: A new set of tariffs on Chinese goods coming into effect Thursday. Those tariffs will affect not only Americans but also many Chinese. Senior International Affairs Correspondent Owen Alterman takes a look at how some Chinese are affected. And what one Chinese farmer feels he can—or can’t—do in response.
1) Jia Tiechui, Pig Farm Owner, China’s Henan Province
2) Lu Kang, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson
3) Alex Coman, value creation expert
4) Jia Tiechui, Pig Farm Owner, China’s Henan Province
PIGS on a FARM in Henan province in the Chinese heartland. Twice a day, Jia Tiechui and his workers feed them SOYBEANS. SOYBEANS hit a MONTH ago by U.S. tariffs.
SOT, Jia Tiechui, Pig Farm Owner, China’s Henan Province (AFP V000_VID1226220_EN @ 3:59):
“We’ve always used soybean, we mainly use corn and soybean meal ingredients. With this (the trade war) there could be an effect. It will affect the cost.”
JIA and his pigs were hit last month by the U.S.-China trade war. MORE Chinese were hit THURSDAY, when new U.S. tariffs of 25% on $16 billion in Chinese imports came into effect. China responded in KIND. With 25% tariffs of its own against $16 billion in imports from the U.S. Even if the Chinese foreign ministry says it's STILL not giving up on diplomacy.
SOT, Lu Kang, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (AFP V000_VID1225900_EN @ 0:42):
“As far as the Chinese side is concerned, since negotiations and consultations are happening, we still hope to achieve good results.”
China has built its economy on EXPORTS. Its ports are busy. With workers lifting and loading shipping containers to send to the CORNERS of the earth. Over the past four decades, China has lifted HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of its people out of poverty.
In this trade war, some of them now stand to lose. China’s electronics, chemicals, and plastics sectors are set to be especially hard hit.
SOT, Alex Coman, value creation expert
As Jia Tiechui knows, the Chinese public may have little recourse.
SOT, Jia Tiechui, Pig Farm Owner, China’s Henan Province (AFP V000_VID1226220_EN @ 3:36):
“It’s out of our control, it’s up to the government. China is not like other countries, where farmers have a say. For the Chinese, we have to listen to the government. The everyday person doesn’t have the right to speak.”
Owen Alterman, i24NEWS
File name: 230818_GOLD_MEDALIST_CAMPOS_VTR
Correspondent: Daniel Campos
Stripes Options & cg’s :
KENYAN-BORN ATHLETE PROUD TO BE ISRAELI
KENYAN-BORN LONAH CHEMTAI PROUD TO RUN FOR ISRAEL
KENYAN-BORN ATHLETE PROUD TO REPRESENT ISRAEL
LONAH CHEMTAI SALPETER,
Israeli gold medalist at the 2018 European Athletics Championships
LONAH CHEMTAI SALPETER, Professional Athlete
DAN SALPETER, Husband and Coach of Lonah Chemtai
Lead: Lonah Chemtai has made international headlines for winning Israel’s first gold medal ever in Athletics at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin. She also made headlines for missing out on a second gold due to a strategic mistake. Who is the Elite Kenyan born runner representing Israel among the best runners in the world?
Culture correspondent Daniel Campos and cameraman Mischa Pletinsky have the story
Some run for fun SU
Others for Survival SU
And some run because it was their destiny (SU)
Such is the case of Kenyan-Israeli runner Lona Chemtai, Europe's new 10,000-meter champion, after winning gold in Berlin.
SOT LONA CHEMTAI ABOUT WINNING
Lona ran the race in 31:43.29, the second-best time of the year in Europe, and set a new Israeli record! She is the first Israeli ever to be crowned European Champion in Athletics.
LONA was also very close to winning a second gold medal in the 5000 meter race, but due to a miscalculation ended in fourth place.
SOT SOT LONA CHEMTAI
Unlike many famous East African runners from Kenya and Ethiopia, Lona wasn’t an athlete when she arrived in Israel in 2008 to work for the Kenyan embassy as a babysitter.
While exercising at a park in Herzliya, she was noticed by running coach Moti Mizrahi, who saw great athletic potential in her. Less than a year later she met Coach Dan Salpeter. The two were eventually married.
SOT DAN SALPETER, Lona's Husband
Lona received Israeli citizenship in 2016 after winning the tel aviv Marathon, right before the Rio Olympics. Many Israelis involved in athletics pressured the government into accelerating the citizenship process, which tends to be slower for non-Jewish individuals from developing nations.
SOT LONA CHEMTAI
Lona is not only a full time athlete, she is also a mother.
In the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Lona was the only participating Marathon runner who was breastfeeding during the training process.
COURTESY: EUROSPORT- EUROPEAN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP
Unfortunately, this caused physical pain and her Rio dream ended on the 33rd kilometer,
but Lona’s motto is about overcoming the hurdles, when you fall you get up, fight back and win.
SOT LONA CHEMTAI MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE
File name: 230818_ISIS_BAGHDADID_ROSE_VTR
Correspondent: Emily Rose
LEDE: Two people have been killed, and two others were seriously wounded in a knife attack in a Paris suburb. The attacker was shot dead by police, after making threats against officers and now the Islamic State is claiming responsibility for the attack (all this subject to change when it becomes clear why this attack really happened)
RECORDING I.S. CLAIMS IS THE VOICE OF ABU BAKR AL-BAGHDADI
An audio recording released by the Islamic State official media site, purportedly feature the leader of the jihadist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi calling on Muslims to wage holy war.
SOT – RECORDING I.S. CLAIMS IS THE VOICE OF ABU BAKR AL-BAGHDADI - - "We bless the fierce lions in the crusaders' countries in Canada, Europe and other areas for their good work that was supportive to their brothers. May God bless your attempts and accept your goodness
It could not be confirmed whether the voice heard on the tape is actually that of Baghdadi who was rumored dead last year.
If alive, he is said to be hiding in the desert on the Iraqi-Syrian border.
This audio is the first to be released since September of last year and calls for believers to take up arms.
SOT –RECORDING I.S. CLAIMS IS THE VOICE OF ABU BAKR AL-BAGHDADI - -"What hurts every Muslim who is ardent for his religion and nation is what happened in Eastern Ghouta and Southern Damascus by displacing its people and controlling its land and what happened in the Daraa province where the apostates factions have surrendered and the traitors returned back to what they used to be after accomplishing their mission"
IS lost about 90% of the territory it held when it declared a caliphate and it may be turning its efforts towards spreading propaganda.
And while the tape may be authentic or not, the fear is real.
File name: 230818_NETANYAHU_LITHUANIA_HOCHENBERG_VTR
Correspondent: Ellie Hochenberg
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on the road again. This time – a weekend getaway in Lithuania, for a summit with Baltic leaders. But this visit is more than just that. It is yet another indication of Netanyahu's strengthening world view. I24news diplomatic correspondent Ellie Hochenberg explain what ancient method Netanyahu is reviving;
Israeli Prime Minister
Israeli Prime Minister
Divide and conquer – this, in short, is what current Israeli foreign policy is all about.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is taking off Thursday for a three day visit in Lithuania—the first time ever for an Israeli premier.
This trip is focused on enhancing ties with the Baltics states – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – all members of the EU – and all of their leaders are coming to Vilnius specifically to meet Netanyahu.
Israeli Prime Minister
In the past years Jerusalem is seeking to bypass or at least shake the EU's one size fits all foreign policy – especially when it comes to the conflict with the Palestinians. In an exclusive i24news interview during her visit to Israel back in 2015, the Lithuanian president sought to explain why relations are growing stronger.
Netanyahu has been looking for new diplomatic markets in Europe – likeminded ones – such as the visegard group, the Balkans, and of course the Baltics. There, he hopes, he could find a first European country to move its embassy to Jerusalem... And set a precedent.
But the Israeli premier has long been claiming that it will be impossible to convince the unconvinced – aka the international community as a whole, as a group. And this visit points on a greater pattern in his solidifying foreign policy; blocs, groups, zones. Whether Vis a Vis European nations, African states or Latin America...
Israeli Prime Minister
this, he believes, will create independent and prosperous relations.. That might affect international trends or voting patterns as well.
so far, it appears, this age old method, is still very much effective.
Ellie Hochenberg i24newws
File name: 230818_SETTLEMENT_TRUMP_WAGENHEIM_VTR
Correspondent: Mike Wagenheim
MIKE WAGENHEIM – DIPLO
Feb. 15, 2017 in upper left [0:01]
Marc Zell, Republicans Overseas Israel Chairman, Settlement Advocate [1:26] NOTE: The framing was a bit problematic, so Zell was kept up on screen as little as possible. Please try to take down any stripes from 2:00-2:03, when Zell reappears on screen.
Mike Wagenheim, i24NEWS
SETTLEMENTS IN THE TRUMP ERA
ISRAEL ANNOUNCES NEW CONSTRUCTION
SETTLEMENTS MORE THAN TRIPLED UNDER TRUMP
TRUMP SETTLEMENT POLICY UNCLEAR
ISRAEL PLOWING FORWARD
Barack Obama's policy on Jewish settlement construction was clear: Donald Trump's position has been a bit more difficult to nail down. On Wednesday, the Israeli government advanced plans for 1,000 new housing units in the West Bank, continuing a surging trend. I24NEWS Diplomatic Correspondent Mike Wagenheim asks about the state of settlement construction in the Trump era.
(Trump speaking to Bibi, Feb. 15, 2017): "As far as settlements, I'd like to see you hold back on settlements for a little bit."
That was U.S. President Donald Trump's request of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu early last year. Trump was preparing to invest heavy capital in a Middle East peace plan. The Israeli government thought they'd have an automatic green light for settlement expansion when Trump was elected and worried Trump was putting up a stop sign, instead. So, what's happened since?
Well, for starters, Israel authorities gave final approval Wednesday for the construction of 382 new settlement homes in the West Bank, in addition to approving plans for some 600 more. According to the settlement-monitoring NGO, Peace Now, 96 percent of those housing units approved are in isolated settlements that Israel will likely need to evacuate if a two-state solution were to come about."
In fact, Peace Now data shows the number of West Bank and eastern Jerusalem housing units approved has more than tripled during Trump's 22 months reign as president compared to the same period of time prior to his election.
While the Trump administration described the prospect of settlement expansion as "not helpful" to the peace process, it never clearly laid down the law on it, and certainly hasn't condemned any settlement construction announcements emanating from Jerusalem. As a result, some settlement advocates say the Israeli government is blowing precious time.
Marc Zell, Republicans Overseas Israel Chairman, Settlement Advocate: "I can tell you that the pace of construction in Judea and Samaria is hardly being blown through the roof. In fact, it's not the Trump administration. Really, it's the Israeli government – Prime minister Netanyahu and his team have pout kind of a brake or a lid on settlement construction because of Israeli government concerns over hoe Israel sees the situation in the Middle East and its growing cooperation between Israel and some of our Arab neighbors."
So, does the government have a green light from White House, especially now with Trump's much-ballyhooed peace process in tatters, anyway? Well, it may not be a green light, but more of a yield sign. You don't need to stop. Just take a look around, make sure you're not blindsiding anyone, then drive the speed limit. This appears to be the definition of "holding back."
Mike Wagenheim, i24NEWS
Marc Zell, who appeared in that report, wanted to be clear that his views are his own and not that of the Republican Party.