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BBC News
Jul 10, 2017 10:00pm BST
the birmingham pub bombings. we have a special report on china's trillion pound product to build a new silk road across 60 countries to the uk and beyond. with no other country offering a big idea right now this is the most ambitious bid to shape oui’ is the most ambitious bid to shape our century. _ as two shock exit for nadal after a thrilling five set, five hour match. and later we will have sportsday on the bbc news channel with all the latest reports, results, interviews and features from the bbc sports the parents of the terminally ill baby charlie gard have returned to the courts to present evidence of experimental nuclear men in america which they say could help them. great ormond street, who are treating the boy, says the experiments have not beenjustified. but the parents have accused the judge hearing the case have accused him of lying. fergus walsh reports. save charlie gard! vocal, passionate and determined. charlie gard's parents have considerable support. it includes the pope and donald trump. let us pray. and now this pro—life evangelical preacher who was once jaile
BBC News
Nov 2, 2017 10:00pm GMT
tour to asia tomorrow, and he's due to visitjapan, south korea and china, before attending a regional summit in vietnam. the agenda will be dominated by the risk of conflict over north korea's nuclear weapons programme. that crisis highlights an underlying struggle for strategic dominance in asia, between the united states and china, as our china editor carrie gracie reports. a game where the past is america but the future may be china. big stars are moving here for the money and the eyeballs. there are almost as many chinese shooting hoops as there are americans on the planet. translation: the united states is still the one to beat and it will take china time to catch up but basketball is our national sport now and you can play anywhere. the rules of basketball are one thing, but the rules of the global power club are another. china's resisted american lectures on open markets and democracy. it's winning its own way. america first, warned candidate trump. we can't continue to allow china to rape our country... but when president trump played host in april, he needed china's help on n
BBC News
Jan 16, 2017 10:00pm GMT
real president trump. how will he translate sometimes baffling words into action? china has also reacted strongly to mr trump's latest pronouncements. state media in beijing said china would ‘take off the gloves‘ and take strong action if mr trump continued to provoke beijing over taiwan. mr trump broke with decades of precedent last month by taking a telephone call from the taiwanese president, a move that angered beijing, which regards taiwan as part of china. our correspondentjohn sudworth reports from beijing. not everyone in china is taking donald trump too seriously. his inauguration this week comes just ahead of the chinese new year of the rooster. and this factory is making, well, giant trump lookalike chicken balloons. the orders are flowing in, we can barely cope, the boss tells me. but increasingly mr trump is becoming a target of anger. rather than a figure of fun. mock—ups of taiwanese ships provide shooting practice at this chinese military museum. just across the taiwan strait. while us presidents have long avoided challenging beijing's claim to sovereignty,
BBC News
Apr 6, 2017 10:00pm BST
in syria. we'll have the latest. also on the programme. president trump prepares to meet china's presidnt xi, the first face to face talks between the super power rivals. britain's highest court rules against a father who took his daughter on holiday during the school term. the issue is no longer — if ever it was — about term time holidays. it's about the state taking the rights of parents away, when it comes to making decisions about their children. not the welcome he was expecting for the french presidential candidate francois fillon — we'll have the latest from the campaign trail. there's a dramatic start to the masters, with the world number one dustinjohnson pulling out. and an inspired work of art, or expensive folly? we have an exclusive on the latest work by damian hirst. and coming up in sportsday on bbc news: dustinjohnson walks off the first tee and out of the masters. the world number one won't play at augusta after injuring his back in a fall at home. good evening. in an apparent major shift in policy, the trump administration says syria has no future under bas
BBC News
Jul 14, 2017 10:00pm BST
prayers at the sacred al—aqsa mosque. all this week, we've been reporting on china's plan to recreate the famous silk road, the ancient trading route between east and west. the ambitious project will mean building infrastructure in more than 60 countries. president xi jinping says it will boost trade, and will benefit all involved. but critics say that china's markets are far from open, and that the project will benefit beijing at the expense of other countries. our china editor, carrie gracie, has been following the 7000—mile route from eastern china. tonight, she reports from poland. facing west since the end of the soviet era but eastern europe is becoming a key piece in china's strategicjigsaw. wieslaw and his son would never sell polish land to chinese investors. he explains they are actually trying to expand, hoping to sell dairy products to wealthy chinese consumers who think the grass here is greener. china could be a big new market for european milk, but it's a long and complicated journey from here to the breakfast table in beijing. it's a journey wieslaw wants to risk, as dai
BBC News
Dec 22, 2016 10:00pm GMT
riot vans going towards the prison. thank you for the update. china has warned that relations with the united states could suffer "complications" once donald trump is installed as us president. during the recent election campaign, mr trump made a series of controversial remarks about the impact of chinese imports on american industry and jobs. he's now chosen an economist who's been highly critical of china to lead a new trade council. kamal ahmed explores the prospects for america's relations with china. i graduated with my bachelor's, and i haven't been able to find anything. jobs disappeared. and the way the economy's going right now, it's tough to find a job. it was a major theme of the presidential campaign, an america that had lost its way. globalisation and the rise of china were blamed for economic stagnation and millions ofjobs lost. today, president—elect trump showed his hand, appointing the man who made this film, death by china, as his new trade adviser. he is the economist peter navarro, and he's clear where he feels the fault lies. everyjob that american corporatio
BBC News
Nov 8, 2017 10:00pm GMT
being described by chinese officials as a state visit—plus. this report from our china editor, carrie gracie, contains flashing images. the forbidden city. today's tour guide to the home of emperors — the president of china. his tourist — the other most powerful leader in the world. all smiles, despite the threat of nuclear crisis. president trump had come from south korea, where he told the national assembly that north korea was a hell, and china should not be helping it. we call on every nation, including china and russia, to fully implement un security council resolutions, downgrade diplomatic relations with the regime and sever all ties of trade and technology. but in the 19505, chinese fought and died alongside north koreans and against the united states. china still commemorates its war dead and sees north korea as a strategic buffer. yes, it backs us sanctions, but no, it won't let its communist ally fall. china has already done its most — i would not use the term best — but its most it can to leverage pyongyang. because when you push too far, the chinese ultimate conce
BBC News
Sep 4, 2017 10:00pm BST
south korea, and from china, as the un security council fails to agree on a joint response. also tonight... following allegations of violence at an immigration detention centre, it's revealed the private security firm gas was warned three years ago about the behaviour of some of its staff. kensington palace announce the duke and duchess of cambridge are expecting their third child. england, scotland and northern ireland have all taken a step closer to qualifying for the world cup. and britain's tallest bridge, the queensferry crossing, has been formally opened by the queen. coming up on sportsday later in the hour on bbc news, we'll have details of all three home nations‘ matches, including northern ireland's attempt to secure second place in their group. good evening. the united nations security council has been meeting in emergency session to discuss the threat posed by north korea, following its latest nuclear test. but the meeting failed to produce a response, which could unite the americans and the chinese. the us accused north korea of "begging for war", and called for th
BBC News
Nov 9, 2017 10:00pm GMT
said the case had been referred to the police. on the last day of his state visit to china, president trump has been full of praise for president xi jinping. mr trump, who's been highly critical of china in the past, said the big trade imbalance between the two countries was largely down to previous us presidents — and wasn't china's fault. our china editor carrie gracie reports from beijing. the real estate billionaire and the career communist. making an odd couple. but both see themselves as men of destiny. with a mission to make their nation great again. president trump once raged that china was a jobs thief. but in beijing he was all smiles and gratitude. president xi, now a very special man who makes his people proud. i just want to thank you for the very warm welcome. my feeling toward you is an incredibly warm one. they did eventually talk about the hard things. the north korean nuclear crisis, and a massive us trade deficit in china's favour. but donald trump blamed that on previous american presidents. not on his host. i don't blame china. laughter. who can blame a country
BBC News
Oct 17, 2017 10:00pm BST
individuals linked to extremism in the uk. he says the service is facing an intense challenge. in china, they're getting ready for the biggest event in the the communist party calendar, the national congress, as the president tightens his grip on power. and, we'll be talking to this year's winner of the man booker prize — announced this evening. coming up in sportsday on bbc news: could tottenham spring a surprise in spain against the holders real madrid? one of three english sides in champions league action tonight. good evening. prices are rising at a faster rate than at any time in the past five years, according to the latest official data. inflation, as measured by the consumer prices index, rose to 3% last month, driven up by increases in transport and food prices. the cost of living is rising faster than wages for millions of workers, but the state pension is now set to increase by a minimum of 3% next year. the governor of the bank of england, mark carney, says an interest rate rise may be necessary in the coming months, as our economics editor kamal ahmed reports. running almo
BBC News
Jan 2, 2018 10:00pm GMT
helping hand for china's poorest people — as its president vows to lift 43 million from extreme poverty in just three years. and the new kid on the block — a 27—year—old former electrician causes a sensation in the world of darts as he's crowned world champion. and coming up on sportsday on bbc news, we'll have all the action from tonight's premier league games, where it has just been raining goals this evening. good evening. riot police are out in force in cities across iran tonight as anti—government protests continue. at least 22 people have died since the demonstrations began six days ago. hundreds of people have been arrested. today, iran's supreme leader broke his silence for the first time since the protests began and accused his country's enemies of stirring up the unrest. the protests are the boldest challenge to iran's clerical leadership for almost a decade. tonight, america urged iran to exercise restraint and to restore people's access to social media. here's our middle east editorjeremy bowen. in tehran, squads of motorbike police are cruising the streets t
BBC News
Jul 4, 2017 10:00pm BST
could reach as far as alaska. calls for china to put pressure on its belligerent neighbour to stop its weapons programme. china has it in its hands to put on a lot more pressure, and we want to see them do that over the coming weeks and months. as the un prepares to discuss it, we'll be looking at how much of a threat this latest missile test poses. also tonight... the youngest victim of the manchester arena bombing. saffie roussos would have been nine today — her mother is still in hospital. she looked at me and said, saffie‘s gone, hasn't she? i was dreading it. shejust looked at me and said, she's gone. isaid, yeah. she goes — i knew. a bbc investigation reveals evidence of repeated cover—ups of child sexual abuse in the cadet forces. a call for cancer patients to be offered genetic testing for personalised treatment within five years. and short work for the top seeds at wimbledon as favourite roger federer makes it through to the second round. coming up in sportsday on bbc news... slovakian cyclist peter sagan is disqualified from the tour de france after a crash that l
BBC News
Oct 18, 2017 10:00pm BST
news, westminster. in china, president xijinping has declared a "new era" in chinese economic growth and announced his ambition to play a more significant role in world affairs. mr xi was addressing the communist party congress, an event which takes place in beijing every five years. in a speech, lasting three—and—a—half hours, he set out his vision for the coming years, including reforms to the economy, more environmental protection and intensifying his campaign against corruption. 0ur china editor, carrie gracie, has more details. like no other party conference — nearly 90 million members, more than 2,000 of them here, and they're are all tight—lipped on the way in. speaking chinese the first time i came to one of these was 25 years ago and the striking thing is, that the choreography just doesn't change. china's changed; it now has more billionaires than the united states, but the ruling party is making the point that whatever else happens, its political rituals... ..go on and on. china — a global power which affects us all, but with politics as secretive as north kore
BBC News
Oct 24, 2017 10:00pm BST
tonight at ten. china's president xijinping becomes the country's most powerful leaderfor a generation. his name and political philosophy have been added to the communist party's constitution, an honour only given to two previous leaders. china has a new red emperor in xijinping and his party comrades are already calling him the helmsman and the saviour of socialism. so what does mr xi's consolidation of power mean for china, and the west? also tonight. the retailer brighthouse is to pay out nearly £15 million in compensation to customers who'd signed hire purchase deals they couldn't afford. a briton who went to syria to fight against the so—called islamic state has been killed. there's trouble on the streets of kenya ahead of a court ruling on whether this week's rerun of the presidential election will go ahead. and gina miller, who took on the government over brexit, is named the most influential black briton of the year. it's ok to be who you are because it will make you a success, not in spite of it. and coming up on sportsday on bbc news. jesse lingard's on song for
BBC News
Feb 10, 2017 10:00pm GMT
agreed to honour the so—called "one china" policy, which he'd previously threatened to re—examine. it relates to the status of the island of taiwan, which has its own government but which beijing sees as a breakaway province. the one china policy acknowledges there is only one chinese government and that diplomatic relations must be with china, not taiwan. our china editor, carrie gracie, reports from the taiwanese capital taipei. people in taiwan have more freedom of expression than people in china. after 70 years of governing itself, this noisy democracy has a mind of its own. taiwan even has political satire. in this animation studio, they are notjust mocking their own president but mr xi and mr trump as well. we have 1800 missiles pointed our way but at the same time in taiwan we have absolute freedom to do anything we want, so satire is one of the good things we need to push because it helps taiwan to get its name out there. beijing doesn't do satire. it's threatened to retake taiwan by force, and it sailed its aircraft carrier past the island last month to show that it means bus
BBC News
Jun 20, 2017 10:00pm BST
who call for independence from china. carrie lam is the chief executive—elect of the former british colony, which is about to mark 20 years since its handover to china. she's been talking to our china editor, carrie gracie. 20 years since hong kong returned to china, and its leaders are often accused of being beijing's puppets. they're chosen not by the public, but by an establishment committee, carrie lam won 777 votes. how can you claim to represent all the people of hong kong with only that number? well, i don't think it is a question of a number. the question is about legitimacy. i know perception is important, but to say that i am just a puppet, i won this election because of pro—beijing forces is, sort of, a failure to acknowledge what i have done in hong kong over the last 36 years. i have pledged that, as part of my governance style, i will be engaging all sectors of the community, especially the young people. three years ago, young people made their own effort to engage with a massive democracy protest that brought the heart of hong kong to a standstill for months. they w
BBC News
Jan 8, 2018 10:00pm GMT
—called is. life's a daily struggle for an education, health care, the bbc‘s china editor carrie gracie quits her role in a dispute about equal pay — accusing the corporation of breaking the law. fears of an environmental disaster as a tanker continues to burn and leak oil into the east china sea. and a new meaning to the fa cup replay — with the first video assistant referee. coming up on sportsday later in the hour on bbc news, the last of the fa cup third round ties between brighton and crystal palace and details of the fourth round draw. good evening. the prime minister has been carrying out a reshuffle of her cabinet with a few new faces but the big beasts mostly staying in post. the education secretary justine greening has quit after refusing to move to the department for work and pensions, a previousjunior minister in the department, esther mcvey, has stepped into the role instead. the immigration minister, brandon lewis, has been named as the new conservative party chairman while jeremy hunt continues as health secretary but has been given an expanded role including social c
BBC News
Jul 11, 2017 10:00pm BST
china to the west. now china's president is resurrecting the route with a 7,500 mile railway — costing more than £1 trillion. but is it a win for all or a bid for strategic influence? in a series of special reports this week, our china editor, carrie gracie, is travelling the length of china's new rail route to the uk. tonight, she continues herjourney starting in western china. this is the face of the new silk road. behind the stage make—up, buhalima is a muslim from a farming family. her people left behind by china's growth. here in xinjiang, the state fears radical islam. and ethnic unrest has kept many away. translation: tourists i met told me they heard xinjiang was unsafe, that they couldn't be sure to get out unharmed if they came here. some people did some bad things and it's affected all of us. china is trying to re—write the script. at this theatre, a grand narrative of ethnic unity and opportunities for all. there is a lot of ground to cover. the wealth gap between west china and the coast, a challenge as immense as the terrain.
BBC News
Jul 13, 2017 10:00pm BST
climate accord, there are hints of a shift. world leaders pay tribute to one of china's most prominent political dissidents, liu xiaobo, after he dies in custody aged 61. and the end of a dream forjohanna konta, as she fails to become the first british woman in a0 years to reach the wimbledon final. and coming up in sportsday on bbc news: chris froome loses the yellowjersey in the tour de france, as he struggles on the final climb in today's 12th stage. good evening. it's another major step on britain's path to leaving the european union. the government has finally published its long—awaited plans to pave the way for eu law to be transferred into british law. the european union withdrawal bill is being described as one of the largest legal projects ever undertaken in the uk. the government's called for all parties to work together to make it a success. but already labour is calling for significant changes, and the liberal democrats are warning they will make life "hell" for the government. the bill will take an estimated 12,000 eu laws and copy them into uk law on the day t
BBC News
Jan 6, 2017 10:00pm GMT
should die. a visit to china's most polluted city, as the country struggles with the worst winter smog of recent years. and chris froome talks to us about the damage done to cycling by allegations of doping and misconduct. and coming up in sportsday on bbc news: all the day's stories, including action from the fa cup third round's opening game between west ham and manchester city. good evening. president putin did try to boost donald trump's campaign for the presidency, according to a report published tonight by us intelligence officials. the report was released shortly after intelligence chiefs had briefed mr trump on their findings. the president—elect insisted that any cyber espionage by russia, china or anyone else, had not influenced the result of the contest. but he is now ordered a plan to be delivered within 90 days of taking office of developing an aggressive reserve —— response to any cyber attacks as nick bryant tells us. american intelligence tonight released its explosive report, claiming vladimir putin personally ordered an influence campaign, to help donald trump win
BBC News
Apr 3, 2017 10:00pm BST
i made. that's certainly not the person who i am. and why china is experiencing a baby boom, driven partly by older mothers. coming up in sportsday later in the hour on bbc news: a vote of confidence over three months before the start of the women's european championship, england name theirfinal squad. good evening. at least ten people have died in a suspected suicide bombing on the metro system in st petersburg. president putin, who was in the city at the time, said all causes, including terrorism, were being investigated. the explosion happened in a train carriage as it travelled between two stations. within minutes the entire network was closed and police later found and defused a device at another station. our correspondent, steve rosenberg, is in st petersberg with the latest. 2 million people use the saint petersburg metro every day. this city relies on this underground. earlier today metro train left the station behind me, entered the tunnel and was rocked by an explosion. the blast shocked not just the city but this country as well. a woman shouting, are there any children?
BBC News
Jun 1, 2017 10:00pm BST
this global agreement, a legacy of barack obama, claiming it gave china and other countries an unfair competitive advantage and penalised american workers. from the first word to its last, this was an america first address. this agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the united states. the rest of the world applauded when we signed the paris agreement, they went wild, they were so happy. for the simple reason that it put our country, the united states of america, which we all love, at a very, very big economic disadvantage. at what point does america get demeaned? at what point do they start laughing at us as a country? we want fair treatment for its citizens and we want fair treatment for our taxpayers. we don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore and they won't be. they won't be. i was elected to represent the citizens of pittsburgh, not paris. for donald trump it is all about the art of the deal. he said he wants to negotiate a better one for america. but he didn't seem that worried if the rest
BBC News
Sep 15, 2017 10:00pm BST
in new york. but first let's go to our china editor, carrie gracie, who is in shenyang on the china and north korea border. china is pretty much north korea's only ally in the world but so far is reluctant to take the kind of action against north korea that the us has been calling for. yes, fiona. i'm in north—east china, near the north korean border, as you say, an area where they remember with pride the korean war. memorials like the one behind me, which they call a war against the united states, to assist career. that gives a sense of some of the difficulties they face, that historical memory, economic reasons, strategic reasons, and reasons of sheer soul reservation against a vengeful north korean dictator, all those reasons holding them back from abandoning the north korean regime absolutely. so they have been trying to hold a position, as you see again today, with their defensive response to american pressure for more acute sanctions against north korea. they say they are implement existing un resolutions to the letter. all sides need to ratchet down the tension, according t
BBC News
Jul 12, 2017 10:00pm BST
china's ambitious plan to recreate the famous silk road — the ancient trading route between east and west. it's thought it'll cost almost a trillion pounds and involves a new rail link from china to the uk, being paid for by the chinese. it passes through countries like the former soviet republic of kazakhstan, amid growing concerns about china's influence. 0ur china editor carrie gracie started out in eastern china on her 7000 milejourney along the new silk road. tonight, she's reached kazakhstan. bells chime for two centuries, central asia was russia's backyard. kazakhstan got its independence when the soviet union collapsed. but russian remained the language of business — until now. this is china's new silk road in action. the economy slowing back home, state construction companies put to work abroad. master builder xu xiwen, delivering a cutting—edge urban railway. translation: china's advanced technology is bringing convenience and more comfort and safety to travellers in kazakhstan. if this project goes well, it will serve as a model for others. china says its plans are for
BBC News
Jun 29, 2017 10:00pm BST
sovereignty. to mark the anniversary, president xi of china has visited the territory amid high levels of security, given the prospect of protests by democracy campaigners. our china editor carrie gracie has been meeting some of those young people born in the year of the handover. hong kong's patriots greet their president and first lady. flags, but no umbrellas allowed, because umbrellas are the symbol of protest here. he said he'd come to support hong kong. protesters chant. that's not how democracy activists see it, occupying a monument that china presented to hong kong for the handover. one student insisted on herfreedom to protest as she was arrested. hours earlier, she had illustrated her feelings about the chinese communist state. a hong kong flag in mourning. a veteran protester at 20. but she's no longer optimistic about what protest can achieve. another hong konger, born in the year of the handover. this coffee shop barista and freestyle footballer busks to make ends meet. in one of the world's most unaffordable cities, he resents the people from mainland china who he says ar
BBC News
Mar 6, 2017 10:00pm GMT
animals have died, has been ordered to close. in china, the government takes action against old, polluting vehicles. it says it will make the skies "blue again". and 30 years after the zeebrugge ferry disaster, relatives, survivors and rescuers return to remember the 193 people who lost their lives. and coming up in sportsday on bbc news: chelsea are in action at west ham, as they look to restore their ten—point lead at the top of the premier league. good evening. trade union leaders have demanded assurances about the future of thousands of jobs at vauxhall‘s two car plants in the uk, at luton and ellesmere port. vauxhall has been sold by general motors to the french car manufacturer, psa, which owns peugeot and citroen. ministers say they are cautiously optimistic about the future but it all depends on performance. according to the head of psa. labour says the brexit process adds a new layer of doubt, as our industry correspondent, john moylan, reports. vauxhall‘s plant at elsner, the centre of gm's operations for years. but now there is uncertainty for thousands of worke
BBC News
Oct 23, 2017 10:00pm BST
xijinping, entering his second term in office, has promised a stronger, richer china, under even more robust party control. but his first term included the restriction of important freedoms, including for those campaigning for women's rights. so how do those chinese people who argue for greater equality see their future? 0ur china editor carrie gracie met one woman whose story sheds light on china's development. in xi jinping's new era, people who think differently learn to hide. hi! leilei is careful who she opens the door to. police harassment is a constant fear and she has been forced to move many times. hejust pulls her out of the door and he says, "if you don't do what i said, i will arrest you". she and her partner are targets because they belong to a women's group, a threat in the eyes of the one—party state. whatever i do, they will come to me. they will harass me. they will harass my landlords, because they are afraid. so how does the party see you? does it see you as trouble? definitely, they saw me, they see me as a rebel, maybe someone who will cause a lot of trouble, wh
BBC News
Mar 16, 2017 10:00pm GMT
, mount etna. china has declared that islamist separatists in the far west of the country are the greatest threat to the nation's security. a great wall of iron to safeguard the country's vast western region of xinjiang — home to a community of some ten million uighurs, mostly muslim people, and the government is concerned that they are vulnerable to radicalising propaganda from syria and iraq. widespread intimidation makes reporting from the region gained exclusive access and sent this report. southern xinjiang, once the fabled silk road now, the front line in china's war on terror. they call it an all—out offensive, a new great wall of iron. thousands of troops pledging to lay down their lives and shed blood. we are heading for the scene of the only confirmed attack this year. china doesn't want the world to see the police checkpoint. filming has to be discreet. body searches in every public building. we are the only foreign reporters to get to pishan county. three young uighurs knifed a group of han chinese on the street here last month. five victims died of their wounds. p
BBC News
Oct 25, 2017 10:00pm BST
saturday. china has revealed its new senior leadership committee but, breaking with tradition, failed to annoint a clear successor to president xijinping. it comes at the end of the 19th communist party congress, where mr xi outlined a populist vision for increased prosperity, underwritten by strict one party rule. our beijing correspondent john sudworth has been given a rare interview with a chinese human rights lawyer, who details how mr xi's first five years in power have resulted in a brutal crackdown on dissent. we enter through a basement in an attempt to avoid the surveillance. there are few occupations more sensitive in china right now than that of a human rights lawyer. xie yanyi is one of the first to dare to speak out about his ordeal. translation: they withheld food, they didn't allow me to sleep. i was kept in a small room, and saw no daylight for half a year. this is torture, and the isolation is more painful than being beaten. president xijinping has been tightening his already formidable grip on power. today, revealing the men who will rule with him during his second term
BBC News
Aug 29, 2017 10:00pm BST
says his country is now facing an unprecedented threat. china has warned that the crisis is now at a tipping point. the missile, which potentially has the power to carry a nuclear warhead, was fired eastward from near pyongyang at six in the morning local time. it flew over japan's hokkaido island before crashing into the sea 700 miles off the japanese coast. sirens blared out, and text messages were sent across northern japan, warning people in the missile‘s flight path to take cover. our first report tonight is from rupert wingfield—hayes in tokyo. siren blares. this is how people in northern japan were awoken atjust after six this morning. "a missile is passing," the announcer says. "a missile is passing, please find shelter immediately." at city hall, there are frantic phone calls. is there any damage? this is not a practice, this is real. a north korean missile has just flown overhead. translation: my phone was by my bed. suddenly, it started ringing with alerts. i really shocked. "we have nowhere to escape to," says this man, "that's the scariest thing." the missile that fl
BBC News
Aug 30, 2017 10:00pm BST
, including china, were unanimous in condemning north korea. but today, the cracks have already begun to appear. from president trump came this tweet, ruling out any prospect of talks. "the us has been talking to north korea and paying them extortion money for 25 years," he exclaimed. "talking is not the answer." here injapan, prime minister theresa may said china must now do something. we want to work with international partners to see what further pressure can be brought on north korea. and of course particularly look at what china can do. in beijing, china‘s foreign ministry spokeswoman had this rather caustic response. translation: some countries dash forward when it comes to imposing sanctions, but hide away when it comes to asking for peace talks. this is not the attitude of a responsible nation. there is growing suspicion that north korea could not have developed this new missile so fast by itself. there is also agreement that it must be stopped. but there is none on how to do it. china wants talks. the us, britain and japan, more sanctions. meanwhile, north korea is almost c
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military action. translation: for russia and china, it is absolutely clear that any attempt to justify a military solution using security council resolutions as a pretext, is unacceptable. but it is china's reluctance to use its economic clout against north korea which has angered at donald trump. as he left the european complained about the growing trade between both countries, saying on twitter, so much for china working with us but we had to give it a try. the question is what else the us might do. today's joint military exercises were designed to show what commanders said could happen if us self restraint were lifted. i'm sure they will be looking at a military option. it's their bases under threat, their seaboard which is now within reach. but whether any other country would be asked to come and help is, at the moment, hypothetical. tonight, donald trump arrived in poland ahead of the t20 summit, where the crisis will be high on the agenda but where a united response looks unlikely. and james joins us now. you're in poland, where donald trump has just landed. what more can
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Jan 13, 2017 10:00pm GMT
rumours of a big offerfrom china. good evening. there's been further confirmation of the difficulties within the nhs, as it's emerged nearly half of all hospitals in england declared a major alert in the first week of the year. that means they had no more beds available, all routine surgery was cancelled, and doctors were called in from leave. four out of ten trusts were forced to raise the alarm, as hospitals and accident and emergency departments struggled to cope. nhs england says six of the trusts overall issued the highest alert, meaning patients‘ safety could be at risk. our health editor hugh pym has more. how do you feel now? it's still sore but a lot better than it was. perfect. another day, another a&e patient. here a fractured wrist is dealt with. apologies for the delay. patients waiting and nhs staff doing the best they can under extreme pressure. the story here at northwick park hospital in london is the same across the service. things are a little quieter today, but they know bad weather could bring a surge in patients this weekend. this a&e consultant to
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Dec 18, 2017 10:00pm GMT
to an era of competition between the great powers. and he singled out china and russia as competitors, challenging america's influence and wealth. we will stand up for ourselves and we will stand up for our country like we have never stood up before. we'll have the details and reaction to the president's speech in washington. also tonight: an inquiry into the murder of a refugee in bristol four years ago. police and the city council are accused of ‘institutional racism'. in south africa: the deputy president, cyril ramaphosa, is elected leader of the ruling party, the anc, and promises to fight corruption. in the us, a high—speed passenger train has de—railed. some passengers died, dozens of others were injured. and: in an ever—ageing world, we visit california, to see how they're embracing the challenge of active life in old age. and coming up on sportsday on bbc news, we'll bring you highlights of tonight's only premier league game — everton against bottom side swansea. good evening. president trump has outlined a new national security strategy — focusing on
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neighbouring south korea, in response to the weapons programmes being developed by the north. china has accused the americans of destabilising the entire region. but the us state department said tonight it was still open to negotiations to try to resolve the crisis, as our north america editorjon sopel reports. this isn't for real but it looks terrifyingly like it. this life i exercise conducted by 2000 us and south korean troops just miles from the north korean border at a time of extraordinary tension. it's a show of force, a show of unity, a military exercise with an unmistakable message to the south‘s unpredictable northern neighbour. we wa nt unpredictable northern neighbour. we want peace but we're ready for all eventualities. in washington this morning the head of us pacific command put it like this. as president trump and secretary matters have made clear all options are on the table. we want to bring kim jong—un to his senses, not to his knees. —— mattis. we must look at north korea as if kimjong and will do what he says and when he threatens the united states that is o
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Jan 31, 2017 10:00pm GMT
trump administration alongside china, russia and islamic extremism, as a threat to the future of the eu. more on that in a moment. first this report from washington by our north america editor, jon sopel. four days since president tramp signed the extreme vetting policy and the administration is trying to clarify whether it was a ban or a pause, who was consulted, who will be affected and what the executive order is and is not. it was left to the secretary of homeland security to offer reassurance. this is not a ban on muslims. the homeland security mission is to safeguard the american people, our homeland and values. religious liberty is one of oui’ values. religious liberty is one of our most fundamental and treasured values. donald trump was today meeting leaders from the pharmaceutical industry after last night delivering a lethal injection to the country's most senior law officer, the acting attorney general. it's already being dubbed the monday night massacre. the offence of sally yates was to issue this memo to her staff at the department ofjustice. she said she wasn't convi
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Nov 13, 2017 10:00pm GMT
they from? translation: france, turkey, azerbaijan, pakistan, yemen, saudi, china, tunisia, egypt. there was a huge number of foreigners. this couldn't look like the islamic state's escape to victory, so the sdf insisted there would be no flags and no banners. instead, is fighters sat boldly on top of the trucks. the axle on one lorry broke, it was so overloaded with is weaponry. when they made it to the village of shenina, they stopped at this person's shop. pale and hungry, the is fighters cleared his shelves. translation: we were at the shop here and an sdf vehicle stopped to say there was a truce agreement between them and is. they wanted us to clear the area. as soon as we did so, an is convoy came passing through. there were about 4,000 people leaving raqqa on that road here. it took them about 2—3 hours. it was bumper—to—bumper. coalition aircraft flew above them, but did nothing. the convoy drove on. we kept close on its tracks, for here is where is hoped to disappear. they left the main road. mahmoud watched as they took a dirt trail into the desert. as they passed,
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Dec 19, 2016 10:00pm GMT
£2.5 billion from china. this report from our home editor, mark easton, contains flashing images. it's a house on the back of a lorry, turning heads in derbyshire today. but in what is hailed as a game changer for britain's housing sector, massive new investment in factory—built homes may mean this will soon be as unremarkable as a cement mixer on a building site. £2.5 billion of chinese investment in six british factories producing 25,000 modular houses like these every year. that is the deal announced today. in theirfactory—built offices in warrington, one of the uk partners in thejoint venture says the factory built homes will cost less than half of what it takes to build a traditional brick house. currently in this country to build property it is usually about £1000 a square metre. once our plans are up and running it will come down to about £400 per square metre, a massive quantum shift in our ability to provide affordable housing. not only will the pricing, grow down. —— come down. the running cost of these houses, because they are highly energy efficient, will be redu
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Feb 22, 2017 10:00pm GMT
traditions don't stay in the villages, accordions made here find their way to china. globalisation is now the great dividing line in french politics, seen as stealing or delivering france's future. translation: we sell to china even though our accordions are taxed at 35% because they want to protect their market. i say yes to globalisation because we have to compensate for shrinking sales in france. farmers here say that politicians like their countryside traditional, but want the benefits of globalisation, too. marine le pen's chance of victory is still slim, but to some her message is alluring — that europe is the problem and france's model doesn't need to change. lucy williamson, bbc news, karez. she was renowned for her style and elegance and now some of princess diana's dresses are to go on display at her former home, kensington palace. the exhibition coincides with the 20th anniversary of her death. the collection will feature 25 of her best known gowns. it will also feature an ink blue evening gown she wore when she danced with the actor john travolta at the white house in 1985.
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May 12, 2017 10:00pm BST
, china, russia, spain and italy. security analysts believe the incidents are all linked. it looked at first like an attack just an hospitals in the uk, but it's now becoming clear that this malicious software has run riot around the world. russia, the united states and many points in between have been hit by what is now a common form of cybercrime. it's become a tool of choice for an awful lot of criminals simply because it's very easy to make money very quickly. you can buy ransomware online for as little as $39. it's quite cheap. at the top end of the market, it comes with a lot of support and payment systems to help you get your money. so how does ransomware work? it often arrives in an innocuous looking e—mail. you click it, the softwa re looking e—mail. you click it, the software is downloaded and spreads through june at work, software is downloaded and spreads throuthune at work, locking up the files on it. then a message flashes up files on it. then a message flashes up on files on it. then a message flashes up on screens, warning files on it. then a message flashes up o
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Oct 31, 2017 10:00pm GMT
here in cheshire and the surrounding counties is soon to be transported even further afield, to china. the chinese have said they find it more simple to dealjust with the uk rather than the whole of europe. would this be happening without the brexit vote? i believe not. we were sat with some very high decorated officials from the chinese government and one of the comments that was made was that, look, it's very easy to do a deal with one country, very difficult to do a deal with 27 countries. the brexit deal is crucial to the industry, the vast majority of produce is exported to europe, and the uk relies heavily on dairy imports. let's have a look at some of the figures about the industry. the number of dairy farmers has shrunk dramatically. around 20 years ago, there were some 35,000 dairy farmers, now that's down to around 13. and as for the average price of a pint of milk, that has gone up, by not very much though, from around 36 pence to around 43 pence, and many dairy farmers say that's not enough for them to earn a decent living. one of the main concerns for dairy farmers now is
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Aug 7, 2017 10:00pm BST
for its crime of imposing new economic sanctions on pyongyang. meeting in manila with china's foreign minister, the us secretary of state again called on pyongyang to return to the negotiating table. the best signal that north korea could give us that they are prepared to talk would be to stop these missile launches. you know, we have not had an extended period of time where it an extended period of time where they have not taken some kind of provocative action. despite supporting the latest sanctions against pyongyang, china has not completely abandoned its old ally. translation: the international community demands north korea abandon its nuclear weapons programme in order to maintain the non—proliferation treaty. but north korea considers it is under military threat. that is also a security issue. here in south korea at the 51st fighter wing, they continue to hope for the best, while preparing for the worst. everybody we've spoken to here agrees that another conflict on the korean peninsula would be an utter disaster for everybody. that hundreds of thousands of people would die. b
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Jan 10, 2018 10:00pm GMT
since the financial crisis ten years ago, all the economic centres — the usa, china, japan and the rest of europe — are seeing stronger growth, and that rising tide is lifting britain. confidence is flowing back. it's not all good news. construction figures are poor and there are still the problems of falling wages and the increase in prices. many economists warn that britain is not out of the economic woods, including a former adviser to the chancellor. what we've seen in the uk relative to elsewhere is growth relatively stable. now, that is still better than most predicted at the start of 2017, because the brexit negotiation was expected to have a more dampening impact on growth, but the global environment has actually ended up being much stronger, and i think that has supported uk activity. the uk is still the laggard, though. manufacturing is a bright point, but atjust 10% of the uk economy it's not everything. the strength of britain overall will only become clear when the full set of figures are published at the end of the month. many economists believe they will now be mor
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Jan 20, 2017 10:00pm GMT
, particularly from china, as the destroyer of american jobs. the trump white house has now confirmed the us withdrawal from the transpacific partnership the us withdrawal from the tra nspacific partnership and threatens withdrawal from the nafta deal with america's neighbours too, if renegotiation fails. i'm afraid international affairs are messy and complex, and i suspect that if trump clings to that i win and you lose kind of mentality, that will cause problems. so in donald trump's new world, does britain stand to win, or lose? the government hopes for an early trade deal with the new anti—eu president, but does his isolationism threatened britain's wider global interests? we have a deep and —— we have a deep and enduring relationship between the uk and the us, and because it's so deep and the us, and because it's so deep and so complex it will prosper and i'm quite confident of that in the future. donald trump has got to go... but demonstrators today in several british cities were in no doubt. for these protesters outside the american embassy it's been a bad day,
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Jul 24, 2017 10:00pm BST
, but warned that competition from china, japan, korea and america is fierce. we are producing the cells we‘re producing, even our competitors are saying, it‘s 80, 90% better than what they‘ve got. but we‘ve got to keep it up, you know, because they‘ll catch up and they‘ll beat us if we don‘t watch it. as governments around the world scramble to cut pollution, demand for batteries is soaring. in china, they used £5 billion worth of lithium ion batteries three years ago. that would double by 2019. it‘s the same story across western europe. again production will nearly double from 1.2 billion to £2.3 billion. batteries could also make wind and solar power more productive. one idea being floated is to use old electric car batteries to store energy from wind turbines. i think we‘ll see, and people are already working on this, in the uk, combining batteries with the production of renewable power. and if you can do that successfully at scale, you can remove the challenge that the wind doesn‘t blow all the time and the sun doesn‘t always shine. and you can have a c
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Mar 2, 2017 10:00pm GMT
york stock exchange. in china, we witness the official efforts to silence popular criticism ahead of the national people's congress. and jackie's life afterjfk — the lost letters which reveal a love affair with a senior british diplomat. and coming up in sportsday later in the hour on bbc news — high drama in dubai for andy murray. after an epic tie—break, the world number one is into the the semifinals. good evening. one of president trump's most trusted colleagues, the us attorney generaljeff sessions, is under intense pressure tonight. he's facing allegations that he lied under oath about his contacts with russian officials during the election campaign. but mr sessions, speaking within the past hour, has denied any improper contact and he's announced that he'll not be involved in the official investigation into claims of russian influence in the presidential election. our north america editor jon sopel reports. marine one touching down on the navy's newest aircraft carrier, and the president feeling the full downdraught of the latest setback to buffet his administration.
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Aug 9, 2017 10:00pm BST
economic pressure. it is now backed by the united nations, including the us, russia and china. although china has yet to show how far it really will go. it leaves the grimmest option of all, american military action. president trump's comments this week only increase north korea's paranoia about the threat from the united states, and it's not going to change north korea's current course of action. we need to get on the road towards dialogue with the north, as difficult as that is, to decrease tensions and find a way out of this crisis. how should world leaders try to balance all the risks? is it an acceptable risks to allow the regime to get its nuclear weapons, and then rely on them being rational, like other nuclear weapon states, and to not use them? the answer to that depends on getting inside the head of kimjong—un. but he is harder to read than say, the old soviet union. with the soviet union, we had some reasonable visibility into the system. we don't have that with north korea. and so, although we can hope and assume that kim jong—un is rational enough and sensible enough to
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May 24, 2017 10:00pm BST
country. china's credit rating has been downgraded for the first time in nearly 30 years. moody's, one of the world's big three ratings agencies, reduced china's rating by one notch to a1 — its fifth highest. the move's because of fears that growth in the world's second—biggest economy will slow in the coming years. five people have died in a crash involving a lorry and a car on the m6 in staffordshire. four women and a man, who were all in the car, died in the accident which happened between stoke—on—trent and stafford in the early hours of this morning. the lorry driver's been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. liz copper reports. the crash was on the southbound stretch of the m6 between stoke—on—trent and stafford. the emergency services were called just after 4.30am in the morning. foui’ women and a man travelling in the car — a nissan micra — were killed, while another man, in his 405, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. we're still in the very early stages of the investigation. it appears that it was quite a catastrophic collis
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Jan 30, 2017 10:00pm GMT
and sold as pets as far away as the gulf states and china. our research, conducted in half a dozen countries over the past year, shows that a baby chimp can be bought for around £10,000. according to un figures, at least 400 chimpanzees have been the victims of trafficking since 2005. 0nly baby chimps are trafficked, and for each baby caught, around ten adult chimps get slaughtered. this comes as scientists estimate that 60% of all primate species — including chimpanzees — are threatened with extinction. the bbc worked undercover in ivory coast to produce this report by our science editor, david shukman. a baby chimpanzee. captured from a jungle in west africa. 0rphaned after poachers killed its family and now looking for reassurance. chimps are endangered, so exporting them is illegal. but they're so adorable that they're wanted as pets on the black market. during a year—long investigation, we were sent these videos by dealers offering to sell the tiny animals for about £10,000 each. the chimps are destined for a life of captivity in the gulf states and asia. it's a cruel
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Feb 13, 2017 10:00pm GMT
customers‘ data has been accessed. china's activities in cyberspace is a significant source of concern. hacking that could hamper vote counting. cyber attacks are, it seems, everywhere. hackers targeting governments, businesses, ordinary people. now a new organisation is being formally launched. its mission to defend the uk. at its new headquarters for the head of the national cyber security centre told me the threat is real. we‘ve had significant losses of personal data, significant intrusions by hostile state activists. significant reconnaissance against critical national infrastructure and ourjob is to make sure we deal with that in the most effective way possible. the most high—profile recent event was the best, and leaking, of us democratic party e—mails, attributed by american spies to the kremlin. —— the theft. and russia is high up the list of worries in the uk. i think there has been an identifiable trend in russian attacks in the west in terms of focusing on critical national industries and on political and democratic processes. so it follows from that that we will
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