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Apr 6, 2017 6:00pm PDT
♪ ♪ >> this is a dw news alive from berlin. china's president xi jinping arrives in florida for his first meeting with a u.s. president donald trump. in their first face to face, what will the leaders of the two largest world economies do? who released poison gas in syria earlier this week? investigators are trying to find answers on syria, russia, turkey and other leaders in the united nations. ♪ brent: it is good to have you with us. we begin with the situation in syria. the u.s. president donald trump has hinted at a possible intervention in the country after a suspected gas attacon a rebeheld tn they are left week. at least 70 people were killed. there are claims of that russian planes hit a chemical depot held by rebels. correspondent: these men are carrying -- gathering chemical samples from the streets. they say they are also doing tests for chemicals on animals found in the area. they hope to preserve evidence that can be used in an investigation. western leaders believe that the evidence is already overwhelming. >> obviously there is a cocktail of chemicals. quartering, o
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Dec 15, 2016 2:00pm PST
." germany is planning to send a second group to afghanistan in early january. brent: china has installed weapons on artificial islands it has built in the south china sea. that is according to a new report by a u.s. think tank. it has been tracking satellite images since june and they reportedly show antiaircraft and missile-defense systems on the islands. reporter: these man-made islands in the south china sea appear to have become china's newest military outposts. according to a report from the u.s. think tank center for strategic and international studies, these show weapons including large antiaircraft systems. china lays claim to almost all the south china sea, despite competing claims from countries like malaysia, vietnam, taiwan, and the philippines. in july, an international arbitration court ruled there was no legal basis for china's territorial inroads. china ignore the verdict and continued building the seven artificial islands that have now been turned into military bases. they deny the deployment of weapons to the islands have anything to do with weaponization. chi
PBS
Jul 13, 2017 6:00pm PDT
european countries. brent: liu xiaobo died. the 61-year-old suffered from liver cancer. china ignored international pleas to allow liu to seek treatment abroad. he died in custody in a hospital, still serving out an 11 year prison sentence. here's a look back now at liu xiaobo's life and legacy. reporter: for 3 decades, this mild-mannered man of words let the struggle for human rights in the face of the mighty chinese state. it was amid the brutal crackdown on tiananmen square in 1989 that liu xiaobo turn from academic to activist he was one of the thousands of young people demanding democracy. he was imprisoned and stripped of his teaching position but undeterred. in the mid-1990's, liu was sentenced to time in a reeducation camp, for he met his second wife and soulmate. if anything, his insect -- if his incarceration served only to embolden him. a prolific writer, liu xiaobo spent time between prison terms producing a series of books that extol the virtues of democracy, human rights, and free speech. but it was a manifesto for democracy called "charter 08" to lead to his longest and
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Aug 13, 2015 2:00pm PDT
. the cause of the explosion remains unknown, but industrial accidents have been common in china in recent years. sarah: let's get more on the financial face of the port city of tianjin. reporter: it's a new and prestigious trades on that aims to follow in the successful footsteps of shanghai. the explosions late on wednesday night could seriously damage that potential. here is more. >> tianjin has an area of modeled by -- modeled after new york's financial district in manhattan. it's a symbol of china's ambitions to become an economic power. they said they expect the city's output to double by this year -- by next year and quadruple by 2017. the port, the largest in northern china. tianjin lies southeast of beijing and has one of the busiest ports in the world. in process more than 540 million tons of freight last year. some report disruptions in oil and chemical tanker levels. iron ore shipments are said to have been affected also. but the city may have to do more than address shipping interruptions to repair its potentially damaged reputation as a trading center. >> china's reput
PBS
Oct 29, 2015 6:00pm PDT
>> this is dearly news live from berlin. a new family policy in china, two are better than one. after decades of a one child policy, now the government says more are allowed. but who wants a baby boom? and trade is dominating the conversation with angela merkel. and the blogger sentenced to 1000 lashes for speaking his mind. he has been awarded the european parliament's top human rights award. ♪ brent: hello, everyone. i'm brent goff. it is good to have you with us. tonight, china is admitting what the world has always suspected, the policy of social engineering with the one child rule has backfired. for 35 years, beijing has punished couples who did her to have more than one baby in an attempt to control population growth that now threatens to make them the biggest country in the world in just 15 years. with so many elderly people, who was going to work and who will keep the economy booming? who says the chinese want bigger families yet -- bigger family? >> just one child per family, the policy has been estimated to have prevented around 400 million births, but people never
PBS
Aug 13, 2015 6:00pm PDT
. the cause of the explosion remains unknown, but industrial accidents have been common in china in recent years. sarah: let's get more on the financial face of the port city of tianjin. reporter: it's a new and prestigious trades on that aims to follow in the successful footsteps of shanghai. the explosions late on wednesday night could seriously damage that potential. here is more. >> tianjin has an area of modeled by -- modeled after new york's financial district in manhattan. it's a symbol of china's ambitions to become an economic power. they said they expect the city's output to double by this year -- by next year and quadruple by 2017. the port, the largest in northern china. tianjin lies southeast of beijing and has one of the busiest ports in the world. in process more than 540 million tons of freight last year. some report disruptions in oil and chemical tanker levels. iron ore shipments are said to have been affected also. but the city may have to do more than address shipping interruptions to repair its potentially damaged reputation as a trading center. >> china's reput
PBS
Jul 12, 2016 6:00pm PDT
dismisses china's territorial claim of the south china sea, saying it has no legal basis. beijing calls the ruling a farce and said it will not not doing what it is doing in the sea. good to have you with us. we begin in dallas where u.s. president barack obama has paid tribute to the five police officer's killed at an antiracism protests last week. the president was joined at the interfaith memorial by vice president joe biden and number president george w. bush. the officers were killed on duty just days after two unarmed black men were shot dead by police. during his speech, he spoke of the violence exposing the divide in american democracy. president obama: faced with this , we wonder if the divide in america can ever be wrote. we wonder if an african-american community that feels unfairly targeted by police and police departments that feel unfairly maligned for doing their jobs can ever understand each other's experience. we turn on the tv or surf the internet and we can watch positions harden and lines drawn and people retreat to their respective corners. politicians calculate how
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Jun 30, 2017 2:00pm PDT
arrived at the berlin zoo after a very long flight from china. and new video footage shows the pair of them make it themselves cozy in their new home. they will get their grand introduction to the public with a presentation by the german chancellor and the chinese president in early july. they are cute. you are watching "dw news." coming up, two weeks since the death of germany's foreman chancellor koh citizens paying respects ahead of his funeral. on saturday. we will take a look at the preparations. and me to diplomacy. good the u.s. stea -- could u.s. steaks be going to china? we have the story coming up. ♪ ♪ >> everyone, every man knows that a child needs food. without food, you can do nothing. we had a lot of problems. >> they were eating nothing. >> that could have been us. anyone of us. ♪ ♪ ♪ sarah: welcome back. you are watching "dw news." celebrations across germany as lawmakers approved same-sex marriage. the reform will give gay couples full marriage rights, including the ability to adopt children. a funeral for the from her chancellorhelmut kohl set to take place
PBS
Sep 2, 2015 6:00pm PDT
putin, the russian president, has allowed -- arrived in beijing marking the 75th anniversary of china over japan in the second world war. his visit comes amidst kremlin concerns over the economic slowdown in china that have hit russia hard. trade between the countries is said to be down by nearly one third. russia has certainly recently stepped up efforts to improve ties with china, after relations with the eu soured, but what is in it for china? i put that weston to our correspondent -- question to our correspondent. >> both countries are eager to get to work. we were expecting a lot of intense meetings. some 30 documents are to be signed in the presence of both leaders from china and russia. high-speed rail from moscow took is on -- kazan is a one dollar chilean ruvell project. and the power of -- one trillion ruvell project -- rubel project. a completely different issue at the moment, given the unstable climate in the market. >> largely due to what's been going on, with russia's economic troubles as well, given these problems they are still seen by your account as quite optimistic
PBS
May 26, 2016 6:00pm PDT
over the summit, beijing's posturing in the contested waters of the south china sea. china itself is not a g7 number but the summit is expected to produce a statement on the aggressive expansion by china taking place. reporter: it may look like these chinese tourists are enjoying an idyllic summer holiday. but their presence is as much about politics as it is about pleasure. their results -- it is one of a number of areas controlled by china but claimed i other countries. just under one year ago, the scene near this each looked very different. several clashes erected between chinese and the enemy's vessel's , set off by china's controversial decision to drill for oil in the disputed water. vietnam refused to accept china's claim to sovereignty, resulting in a standoff which was eventually settled. but analysts say the risk of armed conflict in the region could grope as china becomes more assertive about its territorial claims. beijing defined its territory with the so-called callused tongue, so-called because of its shape. neighboring states like vietnam and the philippines also lay
PBS
Apr 26, 2017 6:00pm PDT
through congress. ♪ brent: i am brent goff. it is good to have you with us. china has reacted angrily to the u.s. installing a controversy oh antimissile defense system in south korea. the u.s. and a south korea insist the system is necessary to counter the threat from a nuclear armed north korea, but china says the system undermines its own security. the chinese foreign minister has urged all sides to ease the tensions. while in washington, the senate is being briefed on the options of that the white house has. correspondent: not many south koreans are happy about the missile defense system being built, it will be operational within days and washington says it is a necessary step to counter the threat from north korea. >> with every test, kim jong-un moves closer to his goal and are given -- and the capabilities against new coat -- against american cities. defending our homeland is my top priority, so i must assume the nuclear plans are too and i know his aspiration certainly are. correspondent: but the region's bigger powerhouse sees its own security threatened. on a visit to bit -- tw
PBS
Aug 21, 2017 6:00pm PDT
explicit form of hostility. north korea's ally china also condemns the drills. >> the present situation on the korean peninsula is highly complicated, sensitive, and very fragile. the parties directly involved in the issue need to make more practical efforts to ease the tensions and confrontations. we don't think south korea and the united states holding joint drills is beneficial to easing current tensions. reporter: the drills began running in 1970's, but this time it is feared they may hold more potential to provoke than ever. they come after north korea successfully tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in july and heated -- rhetoric between donald trump in kim jong-un which led to pyongyang threatening the u.s. territory of guam. the drills will run through august and involve more than 67,000 troops and soldiers from south korea and the u.s. they will be joined by personal -- by personnel by britain, australia, and another of other countries. there have been calls to pause the drills to ease tension but military officials city drills have long been scheduled. bre
PBS
Nov 24, 2016 6:00pm PST
the other stories making news around the world. in china, at least 57 people are reported -- at least 67 are reported to be killed because of a collapsed power station. it happened in the city of feng shing. in israel, tens of thousands of people have been evacuated in the northern center of -- the northern city of haifa. some of the fires may have been deliberately lit. others have blamed an unusually dry autumn and wins -- winds. tokyo has seen one of the first major snows in more than a century. two centimeters expected in the japanese capital. residents taken by surprise, but residents say the situation is nothing to worry about. you're watching dw news in berlin. coming up, a strike extended through saturday. how the staff is picking up the pieces. and we're going to introduce you to this group of talented young people from the novice strip who are challenging stereotypes -- g aza strip who are challenging stereotypes with music. >> welcome back. you are with dw news in berlin. a historic day for columbia as the government and leftist farc rebels sign a police record that i
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Aug 25, 2015 6:00pm PDT
europe rebound, but is the turbulence over? china and japan still deeply in the red. the united states condemns what it calls a clear miscarriage of justice when a russian court sentence this in ukrainian filmmaker to 20 years hard labor on terrorism charges. i'm sarah kelly. thank you for joining us. one day after chancellor angela merkel condemned protest as repugnant, suspected arsonist torched a shelter, depriving 130 migrants of a safe place to sleep. a few hours later, a threat targeted the headquarters of merkel's coalition partners. german leaders are seeking to reassure incoming migrants that they are indeed welcome, but the images of smoldering ruins tell a different story. reporter: germany's's social democrat party received a bomb threat by telephone. security officers ordered an immediate evacuation of the building. there was no bomb, but the shock was real. >> this was a threat to us all. this was meant as an attack on our constitution, and a attack on our democracy, but the social democrat party will not back down one millimeter to such threats. reporter: germany's deput
PBS
Apr 5, 2017 6:00pm PDT
-- there will not even be a vote on that? >> no. with china following suit, they will veto. the u.s. secretary general saying they're very worried -- >> who want to play something that the u.s. president said earlier today about the situation with syria. listen. >> i will tell you that the attack on children yesterday had a big impact on me. a big impact. that was a horrible, horrible thing. and i have been watching it and seeing it and it doesn't get any worse than that. and i have the flexibility -- it is very possible -- i was how you, it is already happened that my attitude toward syria and president assad has changed very much. >> did the u.s. president just tell us that he is ready to go into syria? >> not necessarily. this is part of the episode of the incoherent and contradictory statements from the trump administration about syria. >> what about nikki haley today in the security council? she said, if you don't act, you compel others to go it alone. >> again, look at this in the context within the trump administration. it is not a straightforward -- it isn't straightforward
PBS
Sep 8, 2015 6:00pm PDT
record highs. the data suggests for an appetite for german goods remain strong, despite china. economy. exports went up 6.4% year on year with trade up inside the eu and with united states, making up for the drop in demand from china. imports also grew in the same time, indicating a strong rise in domestic man. -- domestic demand. time to check in with new york. the markets had a cooling off. -- a cooling off period for one day. how did new york start? >> the extra day off gave investors extra energy. we started the new week coming out of these second worst week of the year. a lot of traders expected that week economic news out of china might hurt investment. they bet against the market, and they got surprised. the chinese market and especially the european market still had a very strong reading. all of a sudden those investors had to cover their losses. that is one reason why we had a very strong day here on wall street, even if fundamentally not that many has changed, especially when it comes to china. >> that's good news for general electric. they have gotten the go-ahead t
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Aug 14, 2017 2:00pm PDT
appears is wish will not be fulfilled anytime soon. sarah: still to comomon our program, china's s stands by sanctions against t north koreas beijing announces bans on goods from its neighbor. but will that be enough to halt pyongyang's nuclear ambitions? that and plenty more coming up next on dw. ♪ ♪ sarah: welcome back. our top story is a breaking news story coming in from france. paris police say in eight-year-old girl has been killed after a driver rammed his car into a pizza restaurant. at least five others were injured in this incident which occurred in a small town east of paris. the driver was arrested soon after the incident. it is still unclear whether this was an act of deliberation. last week in algerian man drove his car into a group of french soldiers in paris and a truck attack in nice over a year ago left 86 dead. we will update you with the latest as we get it. also coming up, u.s. president donald trump yesterday condemned the evils of racism after a woman protester died over the weekend. he faced criticism when his initial response did not explicitly condemn
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Jul 4, 2017 6:00pm PDT
had a message to beijing. perhaps china will put a heavy move on north korea and end this nonsense once and for all. china for its part, asked all sides to practice restraint. >> the un security council resolutions have very clear rules about north korea launching missiles. and we urge north korea not to resort to actions that violate these relevant resolutions and to return to talks. reporter: so far there has been no independent confirmation that tuesday's launch was in intercontinental ballistic missile. but it does appear to be the country's most successful missile test yet, a clear warning for washington and his asian allies. brent: according to north korea's estate news service, the missile today -- we are wondering how far it can reach. the north koreans claimed it would have a range of up to 10,000 kilometers would allow it to carry nuclear warheads to canada, most of europe, and parts of the united states. as you see there. most people say its maximum reach would be 7000 kilometers. joining me is gunter, he spent many years heading dw's asia de sk. the situation with north
PBS
Apr 11, 2016 6:00pm PDT
-time high. most blame china and overcapacity. workers around the world are worried about their jobs. they had been taking to the streets, including germany. analysts say intervention would be the wrong move. >> in an unusual alliance, thousands of steelworkers demonstrated with bosses in the world region, the heart of germany's steel industry. if the steel industry percentile it is over for good. my car, my house about the family i wanted to start -- there is no future without work. they're protesting against rising steel imports from china. china's exports have doubled, sending prices plummeting. the government should impose higher import tariffs. germany's steel industry faces stricter eu environmental constraints, which the distributors is uncompetitive. >> it is not acceptable compromise climate protection for industry. if we did, no one in the world would follow us on climate change. >> long with 70 eu counterparts, he has called on the commission to use trade policy measures to strengthen the european steel industry. >> talk more about this story and its fallout, let's crossed
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Jun 2, 2017 6:00pm PDT
♪ >> this is "dw news" coming to you live from berlin. china and the eu fail to issue a joint agreement. expectations were high at a brussels meeting. the u.s. announced its pulling out. where does this leave eu-china relations? we will take you to brussels. the world reacts, trump's paris pullout in the u.s. protesters had taken to the streets. world leaders say it will not affect their efforts to curb carbon emissions. but can the paris accord be effective without the planet's second-biggest polluter? murder in manila, at least 36 people died as gunmen attacked a casino and set game tables on fire. police in the philippines insist there is no terror connection. ♪ anchor: 'sarah harmon. welcome to the program. we wil have more on those stories in just a mome. we will start with breaking news. german police halted when of the world's biggest rock music festivals due to a terror threat. tens of thousands of people are attending the opening of the three-day rock am ring festival. a short while ago organizers asked volunteers -- is use me, visitors, to clear the site to allow p
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Mar 9, 2016 6:00pm PST
times of economic crisis. daniel: thank you very much for that update. china's been investing heavily in africa for years but now the economy back home is slowing, the chinese are less eager to spend. while the country's foreign minister promised to keep cash flowing, exports from africa to china have slowed. some are starting to feel the pinch. >> chinese development helpers at work. they're set to build some 3,500 kiometers of highway in the democratic republic of congo. add to that rail lines, hospitals and schools, all in exchange for 10 million tons of copper and 200 tons of cobalt. the massive deal is estimated to be worth over six billion euros. but china's appetite for raw materials is cooling. its economic growth has sunk to just over 6%, the lowest rate since 1990. and africa is paying a price for the slowdown. the continent's exports to china fell by around 40% last year. three major african commodities exporters -- angola, republic of congo, and nigeria, saw their exports to china halved. the falling demand has driven down the price of mineral resources further on world ma
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Jan 30, 2017 6:00pm PST
transpacific partnership was originally conceived as a counterbalance to china's growing economic influence in the asia-pacific region. donald trump has accused china of stealing american jobs and lowering currency to boost exports. but u.s. withdrawal from the tpp will only serve to strengthen chinese position in the region. beijing has indicated the want to fill any open gaps. >> the asia-pacific region must continue to be the engine of an open, global economy and contribute to global growth. we should keep on the path of act and -- open inclusive development, seeking cooperation and other situations. germany is likewise -- reporter: germany is likewise trying to find industry. >> with the american president stops -- starts a trade conflict, we would be well advised to tell asean countries and china and india that we do not have interest in the trade conflict. we want to be fair partners and demand the same from china. reporter: a reference by gabriel on friday pointed to germany's foreign minister in the second-largest economy. china is now germany's most important single tradi
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Apr 13, 2016 6:00pm PDT
exports broke a nine-month losing streak, sparking a global rally for equities. china has got investors excited, so let's look at the numbers. the boost in chinese exports beat the forecast, and brought hope for a turnaround. exports were up 11.5%, year on year, recovering from a slump in february. they sparked a rally in equity markets across asia. major industries in china surged three-month highs. the shanghai composite closed up nearly 1.5%, while hong kong's index surged more than 3%. the jump in chinese exports lit a fire in tokyo, with a nikkei average closing on a 3% higher. those wanting for an export turnaround, reflects a seasonal distortion in the wake of the lunar new year holiday in february. the dramatic improvement is also a result of the unusually large contraction of exports in march of last year, which made comparable results look stronger. helena: let's get some more on that from wall street. can you tell us how our u.s. markets taking news of that chinese trade surprise? reporter: it helped wall street quite a bit. it is funny how the tide has turned. just
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Aug 10, 2016 6:00pm PDT
: thank you for that. china's e-commerce tycoon has warned against the rise of protectionism around the world. they emerged g20 members to work together ahead of their next summit. reporter: e-commerce giant alibaba operates in more than 190 countries. the founder is sounding the alarm. he gave the interview on china's state run new service. the former english teacher favors free trade. >> a lot of people are against globalization. globalization is nothing wrong. globalization can benefit everyone and enable every individual and every small business. that will be a great step. reporter: he says the solution is to work together to establish the rules of global trade and warned against the united states excluding russia from free trade talks were keeping china out of the talks. the comment appeared to be aimed at donald trump, the presidential nominee who accuses china of breaking global trade rules. china has dismissed it as a into rescue his failing campaign. helena: 3.6 billion people around the world are expected to tune in to the olympics. from the athletes jerseys to running sho
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Feb 13, 2017 6:00pm PST
korea ally china, beijing has faced criticism for not putting enough pressure on north korea to drop its nuclear program. but china suggested washington should do more to find a solution. >> all relevance sides should remain from doing anything that could provoke eve other and escalate tensions on the peninsula and jointly maintain peace and stability in the region. >> the united nations security council is holding an emergency meeting to discuss the missile test. the u.n. has barred north korea from any use of ballistic missile technology, but repeated sanctions appear to be having little effect. >> tonight the parliament in romania has unanimously endorsed plans to hold a national referendum on anti-corruption reforms. it comes after mass street protests forced the government to withdraw a decree that would have watered down anti-graft legislation. the date is yet to be set but it's clear the public will now get to have their say. corruption is a huge problem in romania, as frank hoffman has been finding out. he filed this exclusive report. >> this 22-year-old man died in 2015 foll
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Aug 24, 2015 2:00pm PDT
. the great fall of china -- the asian tiger in a bearish freefall. how low will they go? north and south korea step back from brinksmanship will stop they have moved from saber rattling to apologies and talks on improving ties. thank you very much for joining us. 100,000 migrants arrived in europe last month and nearly 21,000 sought refuge in greece last week alone. staggering figures in a crisis that could post a threat to european unity. the german chancellor met the french president to work on an eu response to the problem will stop -- problem. reporter: thousands of refugees have arrived in southern serbia. they are lacking basic necessities. >> we are really suffering. if i stay here two days, my baby will die. look. reporter: they all want to head further north to the european union. at the meeting in berlin, the german chancellor and the french president called for a more even distribution of refugees and appeal to all countries to shoulder the responsibility. chancellor merkel: germany and france expect all eu member states to participate fully in processing the refugees as
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Aug 11, 2015 2:00pm PDT
against the dollar in 2010, rising to record heights before china's national bank allowed it to slide lower in early 2014 over worries that the economy was overheating. the reason that one showed signs of bouncing back against the currency and was once again putting pressure on the asian giants. no one one has fallen to a three year low against the financial market. the move has raised the prospect of a new round of currency wars. >> factories are still producing goods but don't know where to put them. inventory is high because the currency value has risen sharp they making exports more expensive and causing a slump in trade. it has been due valued to stay competitive. the global trade remains the same, with a share budget balancing currency and trade surplus to maintain our share of trade. china needs to face the pressure of devaluing the one. set by the people's bank of china. not a free currency, but instead tied to the rising u.s. dollar. the valuation is the biggest drop since 2005. there is doubt that it will have the proper affect. >> 10% evaluation might mean something.
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May 12, 2017 6:00pm PDT
being infected by this malware software. the u.k., u.s., china, russia, taiwan, italy and spain and analysts believe it is a coordinated campaign. in spain, the government told companies to turn off their computers after a large number of businesses were attacked including the telecom giant telefonica. >> once again hackers cause havoc at major companies, this time in spain, telecoms giant telefonica was one of them and immediately shut down all of its computers at its headquarters in madrid. it warned all its employees over loudspeakers to stop working. >> the computer is infected with a virus. it encrypts the files preventing people from accessing them. the hackers then demand payment if the users want their files back. that payment is in bitcoin so authorities will not be able to track them down. they are a big telefonica customer and they shut down all their computers as a precaution. it turned out it was not affected. telefonica provided assurances of only an internal system had been hit and not it services or any customer data. >> joining us now from wall street is our financi
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Nov 15, 2017 6:00pm PST
tariffs. the law is chiefly intended to offset the consequences of granting china market economy status at the wto, which will make it more difficult to prove illegal trade practices by beijing. china has been heavily criticized for undermining the global steel and solar panel markets by dumping excess production abroad. and that's all from the business desk. it is now time for sports action. brent: someone is losing his job. we heard that the italian football federation has fired coach ventura after his team crashed out of the world cup in qualifying. the veteran coach's fate was sealed after a crisis meeting in rome on wednesday. the 69-year-old had apologized to fans after italy missed the world cup for the first time in 60 years, but he refused to resign. a new coach is expected to be named when they meet on november 28. for soccer fans, next summer's world cup 2018 is just around the corner, and the final spot is about to be decided in lima. the home side peru faced new zealand after the two teams -- peru are desperate to qualify for their first world cup since 1982. they have even
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Aug 26, 2015 2:00pm PDT
are expecting further turbulence in key global markets. china but millions into their banking system to stoke growth. analysts are pushing for a discussion that goes beyond markets. the way that they are set up, a massive selloff could lead toa self-perpetuating rival. the lack of the city could keep investors -- the lack of liquidity could keep investors away. no one is in the mood to buy anything. >> i am not messing around with stocks. i'm not doing anything now. >> traders all over the world remain anxious. the looming economic problems at home in china are coming into focus. >> we know that it is not just growth that are weakening. parts of the economy are shrinking. this is negative for a country that does not offer social services and where unemployment will quickly become a big problem. all over the world, traders watched the reaction to the markets closely. it is seen as an indicator of how china is doing in its it to bring china towards a market model. so far, investors are unimpressed. kristof: chinese and european straw -- stocks finished trading in the red on wednesday.
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Jan 20, 2017 2:00pm PST
that chapter when there is no one to replace the united states, china will have some economic leadership that that is it. and nowhere close to what the u.s. is providing. no one leads in values, no one leads on global security. that is unnerving. this set of people who thought globalization and americanization were the same thing. reporter: donald trump turning his back on china turning toward russia, how could that play out? guest: it will work for the americans, i am not sure it will work for the germans free will. obama failed in his russia policy. he's said assad must go. it is easy for trump to say, we need to recognize reality in syria, we work with the russians on terrorism and nuclear issues, m of the sanctions. the chinese were not paying attention anyway. you can do that. while it is controroversial in e u.s. because of the hacking around the elections and what the intelligence agencies have found, there is a lot of points on the board that can be put by trump and putin together. on china, trump has this believe that america is the -- america's dealmaking position is
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Aug 28, 2015 6:00pm PDT
china's measures to stabilize its own stock markets. the downward plunge has been halted for now, but some call china's stock exchanges little more than casinos, and accuse beijing of gambling with its own people's savings. the rally in shanghai continued on friday. the chinese government moved to allow pension funds to directly invest in stocks. that has raised hopes among investors, mostly small investors, who put their money into chinese stocks and have mostly seen it disappear. stocks are down nearly 5% on the week. many have watched their retirement savings go up in smoke. the chinese government is trying to calm people's fears. >> because the pension fund is the people's money, it will directly affect the interest of hundreds of millions of people. when you look at our guideline for investment, which includes 11 chapters and 72 articles, you will see that the core theme of the whole guideline is the safety of the fund. up to 30% can now be invested in stocks, in addition to bonds and asset-backed securities. the government in beijing has implemented a series of measures aimed at
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Jan 9, 2017 6:00pm PST
the u.s. and china not to. and yet they seem intent on going forward. why? guest: they never care about any sanctions or threats from china or the united states. they have one major aid since the beginning of the program -- aim since the beginning of that program, which is that no government can threaten them. this is their shield of protection, as they say themselves. they will follow that program through the very end. brent: we have to take this seriously, right? if they do have the capability of transporting a nuclear warhead across the ocean to the united states, the united states has to take some action, doesn't it? what can soon-to-be president donald trump do? guest: if the north koreans would do that, he cannot do anything back. to shoot down such a rocket -- the only thing is probably the shield of antimissile rockets, which are installed in south korea, this might be protection. and the chinese are very angry because -- brent: we are going to be talking about this many times this year, i am sure. thank you for being on the show. a year ago one of the most infamous books
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Feb 4, 2016 6:00pm PST
move, considering shell's latest earnings. we have told you many times now that china is planning to shift the focus of its economy from industrial production to consumption and services. but what this that shift look like, and what does it mean? demeans multinationals producing in china are losing money and setting their sights on a whole new continent. reporter: as always, there shift begins with an exercise drill. these workers at a shoe factory in southern china are about to receive some bad news. their boss tells them profits are down. some workers will be sacked. others will have their hours cut. china produces billions of shoes every year, more than any other country in the world. but the good times are over. >> fewer contracts, falling prices, competition is fierce, and we are barely making a profit. reporter: time for a crisis management meeting. while the footwear might not suggest it, the mood is serious. the factory boss shares his vision for the future. this is what it looks like. same drill, same uniforms, same work, except this factory is in ethiopia. workers here earn
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May 24, 2017 6:00pm PDT
united states. brent: thank you very much. china has been downgraded for the first time since 1989. one of the big three credit rating agencies, moody's, lowered china's long-term ratings, saying the country will have difficulties getting rising debt under control. despite china's heavy influence in the asian economies, not all asian markets were concerned. >> chinese stocks initially fell on the news that moody's was downgrading the country has credit rating a notch with the shanghai composite first dropping around a point before stabilizing and making up the lost ground. the hang seng in hong kong also dipped into negative territory. but other markets in the region initially appeared to shrug off the news. in tokyo, the nikkei was up .5% by the break, and benchmarks also gained in seoul, taiwan, sydney, and singapore. by dropping the rating, moody's show that even though growth remains around 6% in china, it doesn't think the country's government will manage to rein in its debt burden. the chinese finance ministry is unhappy about the downgrade or responded to the move by saying that
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Feb 22, 2016 6:00pm PST
bloodshed. china and saudi arabia are spending more on weapons than ever before. that's a key finding by sipri, the stockholm international peace research institute. in its latest report on global arms sales, the institute finds that beijing's arms exports have almost doubled in the past five years. reporter: as china's arms industry grows, so does the sector's exports. china is now the world's third biggest weapons exporter. and that's affecting regional politics because 3/4 of china's weapons sales are in its own backyard. three of its biggest customers are pakistan, bangladesh and myanmar. india and vietnam are also buying weapons, mainly from russia. india recently boosted its weapons spending by 90%. for vietnam, that figure is a whopping 699%. the sipri institute says countries throughout the region are bolstering their armed forces. almost half, 46%, to be exact, of all weapons sales go to asia and the pacific rim countries. one other region of the world is also on a weapons buying spree. the middle east. there, saudi arabia and the united arab emirates buy the most. their favorit
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Aug 31, 2015 6:00pm PDT
significantly. >> china may be out of last week's down with spiral, -- downward spiral, that there is still no recovery in sight. >> time to cross over to new york to our wall street correspondent who should be standing by, and here he is. beijing points the finger at people spreading rumors for the recent market turmoil. has anything similar ever happened on wall street? >> first of all, nobody believes on wall street a few people caused the crash in china. when we look at the u.s. markets on wall street, we had some insider trading going on the past couple of years. we had a group hacking into the twitter account of the associated press claiming there has been an attack on the white house. that caused the market to crash briefly. those were different cases. it seems to be the case that china is trying to do everything to prevent people from talking badly about the market or selling stocks at this point. >> so far, not very successful because china has been weighing on asian and european stock markets all day. also, the federal reserve's latest comments on interest rate hikes. september is
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Dec 2, 2016 6:00pm PST
spoiled with consistently growing demand from china, but a new tax for luxury vehicles and other factors could reduce sales in the future. in germany, the industry is optimistic as the chinese are pushing forward a new market segment, electric mobility. reporter: on chinese roads like this one, you find more and more german cars. automakers like bmw and volkswagen sold over 23 million bottles this year, an increase of 15%. might not last. china will slap an extra tax on luxury cars. in cities, there is a limit on how many new cars can be registered. that is why the german auto association is cautious about future sales in china. >> we can't expect to see 15% growth in the chinese market every year as we have in 2016. at the beginning, we were conscious with productions -- projections, and sales exceeded every month. we will be cautious for 2017 as well. reporter: the vda is forecasting 3% growth in the chinese market. there is a new opportunities with beijing's plans to promote electric mobility. >> you can understand the thinking of a country which has an environmental problem t
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Jul 10, 2015 2:00pm PDT
new york stockings change. -- stock exchange. >> china is also facing turbulence. if the federal reserve going to take any more active role in this to ease the global tension? >> there is also hope with this extreme intervention from the chinese government that those turbulences at least for now might calm down in china. the federal reserve chairwoman janet yellen came out on friday, talking or the first time since it is collated in greece and china. she is pretty of eight -- upbeat that she wants to see higher interest rates this year. it looks like the federal reserve is ready to increase the rates later this year. that did not stop the market from trading upward. >> it seems to be a very happy friday. earnings season has also kicked off. what does this do for options for traders? >> this week we thought numbers from pepsi-cola and from all cola. what we did see is that the turbulences in the energy market and the higher u.s. dollar does hurt profits. we will get intel, google general electric next week. the earning season will get to check kickoff next week, but expectations a
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Jul 31, 2015 6:00pm PDT
reported in britain? >> in britain the relations between china and britain are defined by traits. just with regards to the u.k. and chinese relations. britain is the main country for chinese investment, even when the chinese doherty shows that prime minister cameron -- even then the investment was growing. possibly having this artist here , just before the chinese premier is coming for a state visit in october. this could have been a difficult time for british and chinese relations. anchor: some people think it is more than just a coincidence that it was set to run out just before the chinese president was to arrive. >> the bigs edition is in september. the visit that was granted to him originally was only 20 days long. he would have been able to come just in september for 20 days in order to attend the opening. he would have been here for -- >> a special report with an economic angle. anchor: good to have you back. the answer to ebola, a new vaccine could bring west africa's epidemic to an end. medical trials have shown a remarkable 100% success rate so far. and condemnation in
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Dec 2, 2015 6:00pm PST
diplomatic offensive. china is zimbabwe's biggest investor and is helped to get the battered economy afloat. late tuesday, the chinese president met the zimbabwe counterpart through assigning of deals. the biggest one covers financing for an expansion of the countries largest power plant. china will also finance a new building in the logistics facility for pharmaceuticals. the president's toasted their economic relationship at a state dinner. they imposed sanctions for the human rights record and what it says is election rigging. >> we greatly appreciate the understanding and flexibility by china. >> it remains unclear how much money she has committed on this visit. china's investments in zimbabwe are modest. despite the involvement, they have remind -- remained wary of a company struggling to take off. >> whets return to our top story back to sarah. sarah: thank you very much. the latest on the breaking news with reports of up to three active shooters in the southern californian city of san bernardino. the local fire department is responding to reports of up to 20 victims. richard w
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Nov 10, 2016 6:00pm PST
surgeons at a hospital in china have grown and here -- an ear for a patient, using his own arm. ♪ anchor: good to have you with us. breaking news, a car bomb has exploded outside buildings, including the german consulate in northern afghanistan. local sources say the blast happened during fighting in the area. the figures and casualties are not known yet. a photo posted on twitter from the scene shows a huge ball of fire. we want to go now to a journalist there. you took the photo we just saw. can you tell us more about what is happening there? reporter: i am in shock, to be honest. it was so huge, when it happened, everyone was shouting and running, so everyone was shouting and running. we did not know what was happening, and all of a sudden, there was no electricity, and children and everyone -- it is such a small city. i had not seen such a tragedy in my life. i had just been thinking about my family. everyone thought the attack was very close to them. then we got out of the place, and you could see the explosion was so big. you could not see where you are going to. it brought down th
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Oct 28, 2015 6:00pm PDT
no mention in that statement anymore of china, the emerging markets, the dollar. factors that the fed just put into the statement in september as factors that they are worried about. ben: so they are looking inward, rather than looking at the rest of the world, which has become so dependent on its decisions. reporter: it sounds certainly like they would focus more on the u.s. economy, but the question is really, is that really, truly what they are thinking? a took this out of their statement "china and the emerging markets," but that is probably because they got a lot of negative feedback on that. people were shocked that it would find its way into a statement of the federal reserve that is supposed to technically only look at the u.s. economy to find a direction on the interest policy here in the u.s. on the other hand, you have to ask, if they found it important enough, china and the emerging markets, to put it in last month, now that they put it out of the statement, do they not find it important anymore? i highly doubt it. i think they are probably keeping those factors in mind. b
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Sep 4, 2015 6:00pm PDT
. monica: once trust is gone, it's gone. and that is a big problem. china is still weighing on investors minds. in new york, the dow lost 2%. although the unemployment rate dropped in august to its lowest level in more than seven years, wages have also risen, but investors in new york are disillusioned that the u.s. economy added fewer jobs than expected and interest rates hike -- interest rate hikes remain uncertain. the dax is down by nearly 3%. let's find out why investors are so moody these days. and unpredictable. it really looks like nothing can please them right now. >> the problem at the moment is that yes, we have the unemployment rate dropping to the lowest since april of 2008, but on the other side, non-foreign payrolls came in weaker than expected in the u.s.. 173,000 new jobs in august, about four 2000 jobs shy of estimates. we had some -- about 40,000 jobs shy of estimates. we had some ups and downs. there is uncertainty that is just not good for the stock market, and that is why we are down for the week by a good 3% for the dow jones. >> as you say yourself, this uncertain
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