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Blessed be the translators

September 30th, 2014
03:44 PM ET

From a Fourth Century translation of the bible to the Nuremburg Trials, translators and interpreters help ensure that peace, justice, and understanding aren’t lost in translation.

For sixty years, they have been honored on September 30th, international translation day. CNN's Christiane Amanpour has the story.

Hong Kong standoff shows ‘lack of confidence’ in Beijing

September 30th, 2014
03:31 PM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

The standoff between Beijing and Hong Kong over that territory’s right to choose its own leaders reflects “a lack of confidence on the part of Beijing leaders,” Anson Chan, who led Hong Kong during its transition from British to Chinese rule, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday.

“Quite frankly, [China’s leaders] have a number of very formidable challenges on their plate, and the last thing they want to risk is any suggestion of instability and the loss of control over Hong Kong.”

“But there are also moderate voices in Beijing who realize the role that Hong Kong plays not only in sustainable economic growth in the mainland, but also helping our country modernize and come into the twenty-first century.”


Filed under:  China • Christiane Amanpour • Latest Episode

Bestselling author Neil Gaiman recounts visiting Syrian refugees

September 30th, 2014
12:13 PM ET

In addition to the nine million-plus Syrians who have fled their three-year war, another 200,000 have escaped the ISIS onslaught in the last week alone, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The best-selling author, poet, and filmmaker Neil Gaiman, and his two million Twitter followers, have been galvanized into action by the plight of these refugees.

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour spoke with him just as he returned from his painful firsthand look at the camps.

Click above to watch.

Filed under:  Christiane Amanpour • Latest Episode • Syria

The Simpsons go to China

September 29th, 2014
03:45 PM ET

The images of massive protests in Hong Kong are nowhere to be seen in China, but a unique American form of subversion will soon be available there, streaming twenty-four hours a day.

For the first time, The Simpsons will be available for all Chinese to see. CNN's Christiane Amanpour has the story.

Filed under:  China • Christiane Amanpour • Imagine a World • Latest Episode

China faces ‘most complicated’ protest movement since Tiananmen

September 29th, 2014
02:59 PM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

In confronting thousands on the streets of Hong Kong demanding more democracy, China is facing “the most complicated outbreak of street unrest that China has faced since Tiananmen Square,” James Miles, China Editor for The Economist, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Monday.

“It knows that the risks here are enormous,” he said. “The world’s eyes are watching Hong Kong.”


Filed under:  China • Christiane Amanpour • Latest Episode

Hong Kong ‘Occupy’ activist digs in for the long-run: ‘It is a war,’ not a battle

September 29th, 2014
02:57 PM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

Hong Kong’s democracy movement is peaceful and in it for the long-haul, Occupy Hong Kong Central leader Chan Kin Man told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Monday, warning Beijing that military intervention would be “very costly.”

“We do not know whether we can obtain our goal in the short run. But we shouldn’t look at a democracy movement as a battle. It is a war. As long as the spirit of democracy is alive, we are not, and we will not be defeated.”

Thousands of protesters packed the streets of Hong Kong on Monday to push Beijing to rescind its recent decision to maintain veto power over candidates for Hong Kong’s chief executive. Police cracked down on the protests overnight on Sunday, firing tear gas and pepper spray.

“The demonstration was in a very peaceful and orderly manner,” Chan said. “It is totally unacceptable for the police to use such a brutal force.”


Filed under:  China • Christiane Amanpour • Latest Episode

Iran's President calls airstrikes on ISIS 'theater,' says broader campaign needed

September 26th, 2014
02:12 PM ET

Click here for part two of Amanpour's interview with President Rouhani, and here for part three.

By Mick Krever, CNN

(CNN) – Airstrikes against ISIS militants are a "psychological operation," not a military one, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an interview that aired Friday.

"It is a common threat for all of us," he said. "And this requires a unison effort from all of us."

"We need a vast campaign of operations ... the aerial bombardment campaign is mostly, I would say, a form of theater, rather than a serious battle against terrorism."


Filed under:  Christiane Amanpour • Iran • Latest Episode

EXCLUSIVE: Qatar's Emir: We don't fund terrorists

September 25th, 2014
04:11 PM ET

Click here to watch part two of Amanpour's interview with the Emir of Qatar.

By Mick Krever, CNN

(CNN) – In his first-ever interview as the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani defended his country against allegations of funding terrorism and pledged support for the fight against ISIS for the long haul.

"We don't fund extremists," the Emir told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Thursday. "If you talk about certain movements, especially in Syria and Iraq, we all consider them terrorist movement."

"I know that in America and some countries they look at some movements as terrorist movements. ... But there are differences. There are differences that some countries and some people that any group which comes from Islamic background are terrorists. And we don't accept that."


Filed under:  Christiane Amanpour • Iraq • Israel • Latest Episode • Syria

EXCLUSIVE: To win release of MH17 bodies and black boxes, Malaysia PM ‘had to act alone’

September 24th, 2014
03:02 PM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is speaking out for the first time on the “unconventional” backdoor negotiations he led to get MH17’S black boxes and victims’ bodies out of eastern Ukraine.

“Sometimes,” he told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview that aired Wednesday, “you have to work the back channels.”

When Malaysian Prime Minister Najib came to the United Nations last year, he could never have imagined that two of his country's planes would soon suffer disasters.

“If you can imagine, he said, “just four months after MH370 disappeared, and all of a sudden, middle of the night, you know, a message comes across: Look, we've just lost a plane; it’s off the radar.”

“I was in a state of disbelief.”


Filed under:  Christiane Amanpour • Latest Episode • Malaysia • Ukraine

From Mumbai to Mars

September 24th, 2014
02:52 PM ET

Imagine a world where one of Earth's worse polluters has ignored the cost to this planet to go exploring another.

India celebrates a remarkable achievement that has taken them to infinity and beyond.

Christiane Amanpour has the story, click above to watch.

Filed under:  Christiane Amanpour • Climate • Imagine a World • India
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