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KRISTIE LU STOUT, CNN NEWS STREAM SHOW HOST: I'm Kristie Lu Stout in Beijing and welcome to News Stream.

President Xi puts on another elaborate show for the U.S. president's visit. And President Trump responds by praising China and softening his tone on

trade practices he once called unfair.

Next, Trump will head for Vietnam. The big question, will he hold a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin?

And we begin here in Beijing where an intense day of diplomacy has come to a close. U.S. President Donald Trump has capped off his visit joining

President Xi Jinping for a state dinner. And here, you can see the two leaders entering the lavish Golden Hall with their wives behind them. Mr.

Trump and Mr. Xi watched a video of some of their highlights, their friendship, which was set to music and then gave toast to the two

countries' relationship.

Now, let's bring in Matt Rivers with more on the pageantry and the blossoming friendship. And he joins us now live. We are going to discuss

that as well. Let's bring in Matt Rivers for us. And, Matt, we know that the lavish state dinner has wrapped up, has China succeeded in not just

hosting, but wooing Donald Trump to be less critical, we're talking about the relationship?

MATT RIVERS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, whether Donald Trump made the decision himself or whether the Chinese were able to woo him into doing so,

the fact is, Kristie, that Donald Trump has not been that critical of the Chinese during this trip, especially when you consider the kinds of things

that he has been willing to say in the past. And I want to show our viewers a comparison of what Candidate Trump once said about China and what

President Trump said about China on this visit.


DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: We can't continue to allow China to rape our country, and that's what they're doing. It's the

greatest theft in the history of the world.

I don't blame China.


TRUMP: After all, who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for the benefit of its citizens? I give China great



RIVERS: Look, you can talk about the motivation all you want, why the change in tone. But the fact is that it's there. And when you look at all

the other things that Donald Trump could have criticized China about things that he has criticized China about in the past, you know, in this

particular trip, he hasn't brought up human rights in a major way. He hasn't brought up military expansion in the South China Sea in a major way.

He hasn't really challenged the Chinese on trade in a major way. And he hasn't gone after them about their tactics in dealing with the North


So, no matter what the motivation is, maybe this is Donald Trump's way of saying, look, my interpersonal relationship with Xi Jinping is the most

important thing here. And I'm going to put those other issues aside in order to establish that relationship. You could give him the benefit of

the doubt there, and that's his motivation. But on the other hand, perhaps the Chinese succeeded in wooing him. We can't really say that

definitively, but if you just look at how this visit has gone so far, you can make up your own mind.

STOUT: Yeah, one has to wonder given this incredible shift in tone when it comes to trade from Donald Trump. Now, let's talk about North Korea. We

know these two leaders they have their different differences on North Korean policy. They've laid down their cards. And in the end, no shift in

the U.S. foreign policy and Pyongyang?

RIVERS: Yeah. No, not really. I mean, from the beginning of the Trump presidency, both sides have really staked out their position. The Trump

administration has been very clear in their argument that China should be doing more to force Pyongyang to stop developing nuclear weapons. China

has been saying very clear and consistent by saying the only way to solve this issue is through direct negotiations and that further sanctions that

potentially cripple the regime or even collapse the regime are not the way to go. It can cause further instability and make everything worse.

We were looking to see if maybe during this visit, one way or the other, one side would blink, and go the direction the other side wants them to.

But really, what we've seen, we had a background briefing thinking with Secretary Rex Tillerson this afternoon and we were thinking, well, maybe we

would get some insight into what happened behind closed doors. But really, we didn't learn anything new. It does seem that both sides are continuing

to look at this objectively and they say look, we have the same goal, complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. But we continue to

disagree on the best way to move forward there. So no more progress or concrete steps, Kristie.

[08:04:57] STOUT: All right. Matt Rivers, I appreciate your reporting, all day today. Thank you, take care. Now, at least, in the public eye,

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, they appear to be developing a strong friendship. Mr. Trump has said nothing but good things to say about Mr.

Xi's elaborate welcome. And China has indeed rolled out the carpet. You remember the rare dinner inside the Forbidden City dinner on Wednesday to

honor President Trump. Well, here's Mr. Trump in his own words.


TRUMP: My feeling towards you is an incredibly warm one. As we said, there is great chemistry. And I think we're going to do tremendous things

for both China and for the United States. And it is a very, very great honor to be with you.


STOUT: And this is not the first time we've heard that kind of praise. In just couple weeks ago, Mr. Trump congratulated Mr. Xi on his quote,

extraordinary elevation after China decided to put Mr. Xi's name and political ideology in its constitution. In July, the U.S. president called

the Chinese president a great leader, and quote, a very talented and good man.

Now, joining me to talk more about the changing power dynamic between the U.S. and China, and who will have the upper hand is Joseph Nye. He is the

former dean of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. And, Sir, thank you so much for joining us here on CNN. And first, I want to get

your thoughts on Trump's visit to Beijing and how it has played out. I mean, he has been given an imperial welcome. He has offered very personal

and specific praise for President Xi Jinping, do you think that China has succeeded in winning Trump over?


Jinping to help his North Korea problem. That has been true since they met in Mar-A-Lago last February. And he -- he has tried to do this by

developing a personal relationship and appealing to Xi and going soft on the kind of harsh rhetoric that he used during the campaign. It looks like

he is still following that tactic, but I haven't seen much progress in terms of the Chinese really leaning hard on the North Koreans.

STOUT: And your thoughts on China versus the United States on the world stage? You've written that in this geopolitical card game that the United

States still holds the aces, how so?

NYE: Well, there is a tendency for Americans to believe the propaganda that came out of the Chinese 19th Party Congress. The China is the new

empire challenging America for global supremacy. But the fact of the matter is Americans have big advantages, both in geography and energy

independence, in the quality of the dollar being the major currency, and in terms of demographics, at our population projections with the future are

better than the Chinese. So we shouldn't get too alarmed or excited, though it is true that China has made important progress. And we have to

take them seriously.

STOUT: You know, I talked to an American businessman working in China today. And he said that he was concerned Trump was being played by China.

So I ask the question to you, I mean, the United States might have a strong hand, given all the reasons that you put forward just then, but could the

U.S. under the leadership of President Donald Trump misplay this hand?

NYE: Well, it's possible. There are some things that I hope President Trump will bring up with President Xi. American companies aren't facing a

level playing field. Why should Alibaba have free reign in the U.S. and Google can't operate in China? So there are some problems that the

president ought to come down on. They're actually more important than the thing he is focused on, which is the surplus per se.

STOUT: Meanwhile, your thoughts on Xi Jinping's leadership, you know, is he playing China's cards, is he playing a winning game, especially as he

casts China as the new global leader on trade and climate and infrastructure?

NYE: Well, Xi has been very successful tactically. He went to the World Economic Forum in Davos in January at a time when President Trump was

pulling back American leadership on trade and global climate. So far, Xi stepped forward and said I am -- I am the new protector of the

international order. But if he really wants to do that, he has to open up the Chinese economy more than he has done. State-owned enterprises still

get subsidies from the state.

So he has been clever in terms of presenting himself internationally, but there are still some weaknesses and flaws. And we'll have to see whether

he uses this new power that he got from the 19th Party Congress to make those reforms or not.

STOUT: And a final question for you about China's economic power in the decades ahead, some economists say it's just a matter of time before China

overtakes the U.S. as the world's leading economy. Do you agree with that and what is your forecast on when that could happen?

[08:10:05] NYE: well, if you measure economies by their current exchange rates, which I think IS the proper way to measure them, the U.S. is a $20

trillion economy, China is about $11 trillion economy. If you project Chinese growth rates as not slowing down then might pass the U.S. sometime

in 2030s.

But China's growth rate is slowing down, it's likely to continue to slow down. So at some point China with its large population may be larger than

the U.S., but the people who say it's already happened use a funny way of measuring quote purchasing power parity or they just project a Chinese

growth that doesn't slow down. But for most economies, after you have this very high growth in the early stages and you picked the low hanging fruit,

it turns out you slow down when you get those apples up - that are up at the top of the tree.

STOUT: Joseph Nye, I appreciate your insight and talking to us about the ever changing power dynamic between the U.S. and China. Thank you so much

and take care.

NYE: My pleasure.

STOUT: We know that President Trump is wrapping up his visit here in China, the third stop in his five-day Asian tour. Up next, he is going to

Vietnam. And President Trump has said that he wants help from his Russian counterpart.


STOUT: . Vladimir Putin to help tackle with the leaders. He will be attending a summit with Asia Pacific leaders in Vietnam. Let's bring in

Nic Robertson, from Tudung, the next stop for Mr. Trump. And, Nic, when -- after Trump touches down Vietnam, to take place tomorrow morning, will he

meet with Putin?

NIC ROBERTSON, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes, it is still not clear. And we heard from U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson earlier saying that, you

know, for the two of them to meet, there should be something sufficiently substantial for them to talk about. He said that U.S. -- the Russia's

meddling in the U.S. elections was still in the list of things President Trump would want to talk with President Putin about, as well as Syria, as

well as the Middle East, you know, the indications for the Russian's side have been earlier, they seem to think that this bilateral meeting between

President Putin and President Trump would go ahead. Certainly, there is a window tomorrow afternoon after President Trump arrives where that could

happen, a window in time that is.

But Dmitry Peskov, President Putin's advisor and spokesman, you know, a few hours ago told journalists, well, you know, it's still possible that they

are bound to cross paths while they're here at the Apex Summit. But, at the moment, he said our services are still talking to each other, still

trying to work out the details.

So although even President Trump himself a couple days ago said he's sure he will be meeting President Putin, it is now looking less certain. But

actually, there is enough sort of seeing eye-to-eye on something sufficiently substantive as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says to

actually pull this off. Of course, it can be (inaudible) on both sides on the topics they want to discuss on what things (ph) they can get out of it

or present out of it later on. But at the moment, it's not looking entirely certain.

STOUT: In addition to North Korea, there is another point here in the region, the South China Sea, of course. We know that Trump has challenged

China over the issue before, but after having such an affable meeting here in Beijing, is Trump going to go hard and really address that dispute?

ROBERTSON: You know, it's not clear that he will. Of course, this is something that's important the Vietnam. And they are hosting this summit.

But there are you know 21 nations all together. Australia is there and New Zealand as well as Chile, Peru, and many other countries, here more closely

here in Asia, Thailand, you know, the Philippines, you know, Malaysia.

So, you know, there are a lot of other issues, bigger broader issues such as trade. And that's really what the White House briefed to us (ph) to

expect President Trump to talk about when he gives a speech here at the summit. And he will talk about wanting to have free trade, but, as he

says, fair trade, balanced trade, reciprocal trade. We heard him say this while he was in Japan. This was the subtech (ph) support a part of his

dialogue there in China as well.

But it doesn't seem at least at the moment that the White House is laying out that President Trump will go big on the South China Sea's issue, which

is key and important to the Philippines as well as Vietnam, as well as the United States. And of course, Japan has an interest in that kind of

dialogue, because they have an issue with China and the East China Sea as well. So this is -- this is an important issue, but perhaps not for as

many of the big players here would warrant having a big broad multilateral discussion. We're not there yet. We don't know because we haven't heard

the White House kind of give their vision of what President Trump will get to exactly in his speech

[08:15:08] STOUT: Nic Robertson live from Vietnam. Thank you, Nic.

Wherever President Donald Trump goes, the world hangs over him. And not only the former national security adviser Michael Flynn, but also Flynn and

his son, we've learned that his son could face legal exposure in the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. They say there is a focus

on the business dealings of Flynn and his son including their firm's reporting of income from work overseas.

Flynn, Jr., served as his father's chief of staff in their consulting and lobbying business. You are watching News Stream, coming to you live from


Up next, North Korea is keeping a close eye on Donald Trump's Asia tour. What it is saying about the U.S. president next in a live report from


Also ahead, Theresa May loses another cabinet member. What prompted the British prime minister to call for a second resignation this week, after

the break. .


ROBYN CURNOW, CNN ANCHOR: Hi, I'm Robyn Curnow. We're going back to Beijing in just a moment. We're going to continue though to follow this

top story.

Mr. Trump's trip in Asia and certainly, the American president has brought up North Korea at every stop of his Asia trip. And Pyongyang is keeping a

close eye on what he is saying. It is also hitting back with some harsh words for the U.S. president. Our Will Ripley is the only U.S. reporter in

Pyongyang. He joins us now. Hi, Will. A fiery rhetoric indeed coming from the North Koreans.

[08:19:52] WILL RIPLEY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Robyn. Absolutely, we are used to hearing fiery rhetoric, but what was published in the Rodong Sinmum

(ph) North Korea's media newspaper today is even at over-the-top by North Korean standards, I'll read you what they wrote about President Trump's

speech. They compared his words to quote, filthy rhetoric spewing out of his mouth like garbage, the reeks of gunpowder to ignite war.

President Trump had already flown to Beijing. He was on the ground there when North Koreans even learned he had given a speech in the South Korean

capital about 120 miles from where I am here in Pyongyang. And the North Korean were not told the content of the speech. They weren't told about

the scathing indictment of North Korea's human rights record, documented by the United Nations. They weren't told about the direct challenge to North

Korea's leader Kim Jong-un. They were told he spoke and there were told that there were anti-Trump protesters on the ground. They didn't mention

pro-Trump supporters. It gives you a sense, Robyn, of how the flow of information is so tightly controlled here.

And when we're out on the streets today, talking to people about President Trump's speak, we were allowed to read some portions of it, two citizens to

get their reaction. And basically, what they echoed back to us is what they have seen and heard on television and read in the newspaper. Really,

it does -- it is truly incredible how most of the 25 million people who live in this country and with no access to outside information are simply

almost repeating back in many ways verbatim, what they hear and see in their state-controlled media.

CURNOW: Will Ripley there, reporting live from Pyongyang. I appreciate it, Will.

So to say the British prime minister has had a really rough few days would be an under statement. Theresa May now has to fill the cabinet post for

the second time in a week. International Development Secretary Priti Patel left her post after admitting she had secret meetings with Israeli

officials while on holiday. Well, let's get the latest from Diana Magnay. She is at 10 Downing St. in London. Bad week indeed, Diana.

DIANA MAGNAY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It has been a very bad week for Theresa May. And we are expecting at any moment in fact, Robyn, the new

International Development Secretary to come walking through here and to be officially named as such. But we don't yet know who it will be after the

extraordinary departure of the last. Here's our story talking about the last few days.


MAGNAY: Rarely has the Nairobi Heathrow flight path been so avidly tracked. Rare, too, for a government minister to get this type of media

escort for the short trip to 10 Downing St.

So why ask you this one? Because Priti Patel until just a few hours ago, International Development Secretary appears to have been less than

transparent about a series of meetings she held with Israeli officials, while she was on a holiday in Israel last summer.

Controversial because the Foreign Office in Number 10 like to know when their ministers meet with another country's most senior officials. In this

instance, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in their downtown.

When the Israeli leader came to visit Prime Minister May last week, it seems she still hadn't been informed. She didn't know that Patel had

floated the idea into departmental discussions of sending aid to the Israeli defense forces to support humanitarian operations in the Golan

Heights, impossible for Britain given it views Israel's occupation of the Golan Heights as illegal.

It was only on Monday that Patel issued an apology for failing to follow the usual protocol, having told Theresa May that she actually held 12

separate meetings in Israel, which might seem like official business on her family holiday. Theresa May then seem prepared to let the matter rest. But

two days later, revelations that there had, in fact, been more meetings. At which point, Mrs. May felt she need to summon Priti Patel back from

Uganda and have a final reckoning with her.

In an exchange of letters accepting Patel's resignation, the prime minister said, as you know the U.K. and Israel are close allies, that it is right

that we should work closely together. But that must be done formally and through official channels. With her key ministers falling like dominos,

Theresa May's government has never seen so fragile, accepting Patel (ph), a rare assertion of authority over a cabinet where it is in short supply.


MAGNAY: Remember, Robyn, it was only a week ago that Michael Fallon stepped down as Defense secretary linked to a sexual harassment scandal,

which is still traveling (ph) Westminster. There is also still an investigation, a cabinet office investigation into Theresa May's de facto

deputy Damian Green, and the cloud hanging over Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary because comments he made about a British-Iranian national in

Iran, who is imprisoned there. And the prison sentence may be extended as a result of what he said.

And, in fact, overnight, Iranian media, despite the fact that he called to try to mitigate the situation says that his comments repudiated all the

claims we've seen in the past one and a half years from British media and government officials about this particular lady, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

And it is entirely possible that her prison sentence could be extended as a result of a slip of the tongue by Boris Johnson.

So, really, it is an unruly cabinet, a very difficult situation for Theresa May. But it is also not one where she is probably going to move. She has

always talked about a strong and stable government. Well, at the moment, it seems weak but stable, because there is no obvious successor waiting to

take over in the wings. Robyn.

[08:25:33] CURNOW: Yes. And of course, let's not forget (inaudible) from all of this. Diana Magnay there. It looks like you need a hot

(inaudible), keep a warm there. It's never very really at 10 Downing St., I know. (Inaudible).

Another controversy facing the government at the desk of a Welsh politician. He was accused of sexual misconduct last week and was found

dead this week. Carl Sargeant has taken his own life. And that has people talking about how similar cases against public figures should be treated.

Isa Soares has this report.


ISA SOARES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The small town in Connah's Quay in rural Wales is a community now in shock and mourning.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: A lot of people are devastated. He was a lovely, lovely guy.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: When I heard about him and what people. He's lovely. And it's really sad. $

SOARES: Its local parliamentarian Carl Sargeant stripped of his ministerial duties last week, amid allegations of sexual harassment.

Four days later, he was found dead at home. His family said they're devastated beyond words. He was the glue that found this together, they

said in a statement. He was the heart of our family. We loved him so very much.

His last message on social media was posted on Friday, saying allegations have been made about his personal conduct. Claims he described as shocking

and distressing. But he added that the details of the allegations have not been disclosed to him. His family says he was denied fairness and common

courtesy. The Welsh first minister, the man sacked him was today saying very little.


SOARES: Here in Northern Wales, there is a sense of shock, that this could have happened to a ma who dedicated his life to his constituents. A kind

and passionate politician, a man of the people, a gentle giant as one of his friends told me.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: These allegations are never ever going to be easy. And I'm not saying it's a really right road. But we really do need to learn

the lessons, because he lost his life here. And we really need to look at that.

SOARES: The circumstances surrounding Carl Sargeant's death have focused debate on how such claims should be dealt with.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You can't allege something without giving some of the details. I mean, that's how it works in this country.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There has been an accusation. He's not able to defend it because he doesn't know what the accusation is. That measure of

ignorance that can play on a guy's mind.

SOARES: And on social media, his death has already been used to justify arguments on both sides.

One Twitter used to describe Carl Sargeant as the first victim of the new guilty until proven innocent system. But others point out that while his

death is sad, the number of people who have harmed or killed themselves due to sexual abuse is infinitely higher.

At the top levels of government in the U.K., there has been an acknowledgment that more needs to be done to encourage sexual harassment

victims to come forward. But when the alleged perpetrators are a public figure, there can be risks in naming them. And for Carl Sargeant,

ultimately a tragedy.

Isa Soares, CNN, in Northern Wales.


CURNOW: Thanks, Isa, for that story.

Coming up now, we're coming up later after the break. We're going to back to Kristie Lu Stout in Beijing for more on President Trump's trip to China.

He is (inaudible) China to put more pressure on North Korea, but can Washington and Beijing really see eye-to-eye on the issue? So Kristie will

take a look at China's stance on North Korea. That's next.


KRISTIE LU STOUT, CNN NEWS STREAM SHOW HOST: I'm Kristie Lu Stout in Beijing. You're watching "News Stream" and these your world headlines.

U.S. President Donald Trump has wrapped up a day of intense diplomacy here in Beijing. Earlier, he joined Chinese President Xi Jinping at state dinner

where the two leaders exchanged toast. Mr. Trump by morning heads to Vietnam.

U.S. officials are still working to determine whether President Trump will meet face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week. The U.S.

secretary of state says they are evaluating whether the issues warrant such talks. Both presidents plan to attend a regional summit in Vietnam.

A second member of British Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet has resigned. International Development Secretary Priti Patel is out. She

admits that she held unauthorized meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials during a holiday in Israel.

The Syrian army and its have announced it has captured Albu Kamal, the last major ISIS stronghold in Syria. (INAUDIBLE) says it signals the fall of the

terror group in the region. But ISIS fighters still control a number of villages in the province.

President Trump may have softened some of his criticism of China since his election campaign but he continues to pressure Beijing when it comes to

North Korea. Mr. Trump wants China to use its considerable leverage to reign in its belligerent neighbor.

China is North Korea's main trading partner. And it has called for restraint from both Pyongyang and Washington. Beijing has also pushed back

against Washington and Seoul over the THAAD anti-missile system of South Korea. But it also recently backed a U.N. resolution imposing tough new

sanctions on Pyongyang.

Joining me now to talk about Beijing's complicated relationship with North Korea and also how people here in China are interpreting Trump's visit here

is Wang Huiyao, the founder and president of the Center for China and Globalization. Mr. Huiyao, welcome back to the program, good to see you.


LU STOUT: We understand China's position here. You know, Donald Trump has been asking China to further isolate Pyongyang. China doesn't want to

because it craves stability, right? It has a lot at stake here. Why is it that China believes its position and its policy is a success?

HUIYAO: I think China has actually already done a lot that goes along with the U.N. sanctions. I was actually at the Korea border sometime ago. I saw

that. There is already -- there is no -- the seafood input has been banned and also, you know, we import and some co-import. So, you can see the

impact and probably also tourism is coming out as well.

LU STOUT: We have been reporting that -- we've seen some North Korean seafood has managed to come into China. So there is that issue of

enforcement that's there.


LU STOUT: But do the Chinese believe that its policy and its version of strategic patience is actually working with North Korea?

HUIYAO: Well, I think it takes time. It's also has to really work with South Korea and parts (ph) to really get North Korea under control. I think

that North Korea now feels the pressure, as we can now, we didn't see any missile launch these few days. But I think in the long run, it's really

U.S. and China can work together, particularly U.S., I think, also

[08:35:00] (INAUDIBLE) U.S. and now the South Korea new president, actually, he wants to visit North Korea. So I think it's probably good that

all these parties work together and then have a peaceful solution and of course with economic sanction and (INAUDIBLE) pressure on North Korea to

come to line.

LU STOUT: Let's talk about the issue of trade because earlier today we heard from the U.S. president, he did not call China a trade manipulator.

He did not blame China for the trade surplus that China has. In fact, he blamed his predecessors for achieving like a more advantageous trade

relations with other countries. Did that surprise people here in China to hear Trump taking a soft line on trade?

HUIYAO: (INAUDIBLE) changes of course for the U.S. president, for any U.S. president in the past as well. When you have a campaign and very strong

rhetoric against China, but when it comes in the position, they come to realize the harsh reality. Of course, this time Trump is coming personally

for the first time and he seems believing and seeing China is having a lot of changes.

China is seriously wants to tackle these issues. China has signed (INAUDIBLE) deals that (INAUDIBLE) China and U.S. remote closely on a

commercial basis. So I think now he has seen this -- I mean why he's signing $250 million deals in front of Chinese, I'm sure he probably is

going to change some of the perception they had in the past. I think from China's point of view, we see that happened in the past, all the present.

LU STOUT: All right. Wang Huiyao, we'll leave it at that. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us here in "News Stream." You are watching a

special edition of "News Stream" coming to you live from Beijing.

Up next in the program, Harry Potter fans, get ready. There is a new game coming out that brings your favorite wizarding world to your neighborhood.


ROBYN CURNOW, CNN HOST AND CORRESPONDENT: Thanks for joining us. I'm Robyn Curnow. You are watching CNN. Now to Northern India, a region known for its

beautiful mountains, but it's actually the view from above them that is attracting a new wave of adventures. The country's youngest female

paraglider launches this Destination India for us.


ADITI THAKUR, YOUNGEST FEMALE PARAGLIDER (through translator): I used to see paragliders from my house. They look so small, I really like them, I

would come to the landing site to see how it was done. Then I told my father that I wanted to learn. I wanted to fly with all my heart.

My name is Aditi Thakur. I'm the youngest female paraglider in India.

(voice-over) I have not seen a single local girl from my age group. I thought there would be other girls at the beginning, but my father told me

that there weren't any, and that I could be the first.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): Paragliding has made this village famous.

[08:40:00] Otherwise, very few people knew about it.

Takeoff, there is a launching point at the top. The mountains are shaped in such a way, you can you fly from here to (INAUDIBLE) easily and come back.

Flying cross country is the most interesting activity because here you are flying over (INAUDIBLE) range, over the rocky mountains, and the glacier.

You can even do flights over 100 kilometers in distance, depending on weather condition.

Hundred percent of the locals are farmers. This is a good site business for us because during the rainy season, there is no work here. The local

community has benefited a lot from it.


CURNOW: Much needed perspective there. Now, here's the story, if you are a Harry Potter fan, the closest you probably got to Hogwarts was at a theme

park, but now, the developer is Pokemon Go is bringing J.K. Rowling's wizarding world to life through a new augmented reality mobile game called

"Harry Potter Wizards Unite."

Players will explore real world locations to find magical beasts and characters and cast spells. There is no release date yet. Niantic who is

partnering with Warner Brothers for this says there will be more details next year. Warner Brothers is of course own by CNN's parent company, Time


That's it for "News Stream." I'm Robyn Curnow in Atlanta. Kristie Lu Stout was reporting live from Beijing. Thanks so much for watching again. "World

Sport" with Alex Thomas is next. Enjoy.


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