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BBC News
Jun 17, 2017 2:30am BST
and the world could be better and the west could trade with china or brazil, or whatever might have been the case. it was really a very positive story. but we have seen growth rates slow down dramatically, even in china and india. but also, there has also been a much bigger sense of winners and losers in the west. inequality. inequality, yes. bernie sanders was telling me the other day that as far as he is concerned, the rise of the billionaire oligarch class is one of the fundamental sicknesses that is undermining the health of his nation, the united states, today. well, it's possible. although, if you look around the world, you realise that globalisation has actually dragged a huge number of people out of poverty. in fact bernie sanders said during the campaign that he thought globalisation wasn't working for the us and elsewhere in the world. i think that is a mistake. in the us, you have winners and losers. but in china, you have had an extraordinary transformation in people's living standards over the past few years. so you have different attitudes towards income and quality. i
BBC News
Feb 10, 2017 12:30am GMT
all over the world and there was a great deal of talk of the united states and china, together, leading the move towards a decarbonisation of the global economy. are you happy to think while the rest of the world continues in that direction, the us is performing at handbreak turn and going entirely the opposite direction? yes, i think the us will lead the world to a much brighter future. i think the paris agreement is a dead end. i think that the commitment made to there are largely on paper and not real. i think every country that wants to have a growing and prosperous economy finds out that these kinds of commitments are a huge obstacle to maintaining economic growth. i think you see china has made a promise that its emissions will peak sometime in the 2030s and that gives them a long time to grow and then in the 2030s then can also say, "oh, we have made a mistake, we don't actually believe that now." but that is not what is happening in china. look at what the chinese are actually doing — they are investing so many billions, it is mind—boggling, in renewable energy. the
BBC News
Jun 22, 2017 12:30am BST
years ago. the american secretary of state says china has a responsibility to force north korea to scrap its nuclear weapons. rex tillerson said washington wants complete denuclearisation of the korean peninsular. this storing is trending on bbc .com — the hug that wasn't when senator marco rubio tried to embrace ivanka trump. it was caught on camera, uploaded and went viral. you are up—to—date. stay with us. now on bbc news, it is time for hardtalk. welcome to hardtalk. i'm stephen sackur. when it comes to populist messages delivered with menace, no one does it quite like rodrigo duterte, elected president of the philippines a year ago. since he came to power, around 7000 people have been killed. human rights groups are aghast that the majority of filipinos seem to like his iron fist. my guest is one of the president's most fierce critics, senator antonio trillanes. is duterte taking the phillipines and the region in a new direction? antonio trillanes, in manila, welcome to hardtalk. hello, stephen. thank you very much for inviting me. we speak at a difficult time for your country
BBC News
Jan 24, 2017 4:30am GMT
when a moment but to continue this, president xi jinping of china said the world is on the verge of radical change. in ten years, we can expect a new world order. there will be an alliance between china and russia. basically, iam between china and russia. basically, i am putting it to you that the west is in decline. the west in a strategic way, needs strong alliances. he is talking to russia but i also had the chance to listen to this talk, the speech he gave and it was interesting, there was a strong speech for free trade, or cooperation. 0r strong speech for free trade, or cooperation. or an inclusive global management of problems and fairness within the economic systems. these we re within the economic systems. these were new tones. power tones. he was giving our speech. you are implying... he was giving our speech. ec claiming the mantle of leader of the world? filling the vacuum? i would say that, i welcome this attitude, welcome to the club and of course, this openness, this external openness has to be a code and the most important thing is, i am very glad to listen to these
BBC News
May 26, 2017 4:30am BST
, looking eastward, does it sit comfortably with you that china is now actually a shareholder? yes it does. it sits very comfortably with me. how do you think they relate to article one of your charter? article one applies to borrowing and china is not a borrower. if they are a shareholder, they clearly wield some sort of influence. they are one of 67 shareholders. in terms of its weight, it is perhaps more... china is very important for our region, central asia, and other regions. china is also important, ebrd is also important to the chinese model so that they can take it to their own banks. i can see that you are very aware that they are now rivals in the international multi—lending sphere. i don't think they are rivals. they have their own international infrastructure investment bank... it's not their own. it's based in beijing. you would not quibble whether they decide their own strategy. yes, i would. we helped set it up. we were the last multilaterally created bank. they asked for our help on governance, appraisal standards, environmental and social standards. they have prett
BBC News
Jul 7, 2017 12:30am BST
see that russia and china have got this new alliance which president xijinping and china have got this new alliance which president xi jinping says will be defining factor in the new world order within the next ten years.” think right now it is the time for getting back to solidarity between the european nations and the us and other transatlantic partners like japan and canada, for that matter, that they would consolidate their effo rts that they would consolidate their efforts on actually making sure that whatever values they have been built on they are considering it —— continuing it. but the point i make is argue worried that withdrawal of america, whereby you see russia and china filling the vacuum, but again is bad news for you? america is not going to withdraw with all the rethinking that it has with regard to its foreign policy and its other policies in the world. i hope that these policies that have been there at the core of the us for decades, they will be continued further. one key plank on international policy, including the us when it comes to ukraine, is the min
BBC News
Jul 7, 2017 4:30am BST
the international community china, russia, the united states — three of the five permanent members of the un security council — are not part of the icc. big countries — india, pakistan, indonesia — also not members. indeed, but there is also a large majority of the world community that are now enjoying the protection of international criminaljustice and the international criminal court. because if you look at today, the international criminal court enjoys 124 states that are parties to the rome statute and therefore part of the icc. and also, potentially, the icc could have a universal reach in the sense that we, as a court, can intervene in situations where the crimes are committed on the territory of a state party by whomsoever commits the crime, whether you are a state party or not, and the nationals of states parties where they commit crimes, wherever they also go to commit this crime, we havejurisdiction. so the remit of the icc could potentially be universal in the sense that we are looking at crime even in states that are not parties to the rome statute, because there
BBC News
Jul 6, 2017 4:30am BST
the us wants new un sanctions but says it's prepared to use military force. china and russia have called for restraint and dialogue. world leaders are to hold more talks at the 620 summit. government supporters in venezuela, some of them armed, have been blocking legislators from leaving the national congress in caracas. during a special session to mark independence day, they burst into the building's interior gardens and attacked several members of congress. at least 1a people have died in a shootout between rival gangs in northern mexico. authorities say the fighting escalated after police arrived, and there may be more dead. it's the latest in a series of clashes involving factions of the sinaloa cartel. now on bbc news, it's hardtalk. welcome to hardtalk, with me, zeinab badawi. conflict in eastern ukraine between the two sides has worsened. both sides have been accused of violating the minsk agreement. and talk of a warmer relationship between moscow and washington says. trump became president has led to worries in ukraine that its interests are being sidelined. my guest is i
BBC News
Apr 26, 2017 12:30am BST
a motorway in china when a truck overturned. no humans were hurt but it wasn't such good news for the fish. traffic police enlisted passers by to help clear the road. that's all from me now. stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news it's time for hardtalk. welcome to hardtalk. i'm stephen sackur. africa's wildlife is one of the wonders of the natural world, but the fate of the continent's elephants, rhinos and big cats is now desperately uncertain. illegal poaching could see these great species disappear from their african heartlands. my guest today is richard leakey, chairman of the kenya wildlife service. he also happens to be a world—famous palaeontologist whose life story reads like an implausible movie script. the question is — will his fight for africa's endangered wildlife have a happy ending? richard leakey, welcome to hardtalk. thank you. you know, there is an adage, a saying which goes like this: "you should never go back." and yet you have decided to go back, to run and be the chairman of the kenya wildlife service so many years after you did thatjob in the late ‘
BBC News
Aug 1, 2017 4:30am BST
china's fault, because china is not using the influence it should. so what dos the us do now? well, the first thing we do is we don't give our playbook away. that's the obama administration, where they'd tell you in advance what they were going to do, when they were going to mosul, when they were going to do xyz. we don't tell regimes north korea what we are going to do next. because that is bad when you play poker, and very potentially dangerous when you are talking about geopolitics. what i can tell you is that since the mar—a—lago summit, when we had high hopes of beijing exerting pressure on north korea, we wanted to implement a programme of peaceful pressure with our allies, with our partners, with the un security council. it is now clear that that is not functioning. it's not bringing the results. there is continued escalation by pyongyang, and now we are looking for alternatives. but i am sorry, stephen, i'm not there to tell you on bbc what we're going to do next. but the ambassador to the un representing the united states, nikki haley, said the time for talk is over. s
BBC News
May 29, 2017 4:30am BST
lanka's government faces criticism for the sale of valuable infrastructure projects to china.
BBC News
May 16, 2017 4:30am BST
globally? are you talking to the americans, the china, the russians? we know the russians have been very badly hit by this. so how much global co—ordination is there? well, the global co—ordination is absolutely needed. our focus at europol, understandably, is on protecting the european space. to do that we have a huge tra ns—atla ntic engagement. so the americans are with us, the fbi, on cyber, on fighting terrorism. many other us federal agencies... i specifically asked you about the russians advisedly because... (crosstalk). ..discussion about russia being a cyber threat but on this occasion it is, i think, fair to say it looks pretty clear this was not originated in russia. are you working closely with the russians to try to find out who did it? we do not know where it originated and in answer to your question, no, we are not working closely with china or russia... because you do not trust them? no, our relationship with them is not the same as it is with the united states, for reasons i'm sure your viewers will understand. there are other organizations interpol that are helpin
BBC News
Mar 3, 2017 12:30am GMT
year. as china's leaders gather in beijing, thousands of ordinary chinese have been blocked from seeking justice ahead of the annual national people's congress which starts this weekend. and this video is trending on bbc.com the indonesia president has ta ken the unusual step of video—logging his lunch meeting with the saudi king and posting it online. it's the arab monarchs first visit to the country for 47 years. how times change! that's all from me now stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news, time for hardtalk. welcome to hardtalk, i'm stephen sackur. for years, the israeli—palestinian conflict has been stuck, condemned to repeat itself year in, year out. but now, something has changed. the two protagonists remain deaf to each other‘s demands, but there is a new us president, who seems to care little for washington's long established quest for a two state solution. so what does that mean? well, my guess is husam zomlot, adviser to the palestinian authority leader mahmoud abbas. does the trump era signal the end for the palestinian dream of statehood 7 husam zomlot in r
BBC News
Apr 25, 2017 4:30am BST
overall package solutions to the poaching problem, you have to try to stop china and other countries so eager to import ivory and the rhino horn for their domestic consumption. how are you gonna do that? at the moment, i think kenya is in more difficulty by being a transit station for ivory from elsewhere in africa. the number of our elephants killed is relatively small. in neighbouring tanzania they have a terrible problem. shocking. we have had the minister responsible on the programme and i put him all of the allegations about corruption inside his country, with the police and judiciary, all allegedly involved in the poaching network. you can't control that, can you? no, but others can. what we've discovered is that ivory has become a commodity and the dealings in ivory have been infiltrated by criminal syndicates. as they have for child export and as they have with drugs and various other things. and the people who are now controlling it are criminals outside kenya, often with huge sources of money. they've bought the judges, they've bought the prosecutors, they've bought the pol
BBC News
Jun 12, 2017 12:30am BST
trending on bbc.com. it's a china eastern airlines jet, which had to make an emergency landing when one of its engines was damaged. the crew spotted the damage after take—off, and the plane returned safely to sydney airport. fortu nately, fortunately, nobody was hurt. the incident is being investigated. stay tuned. more to come. now on bbc news, it's time for hardtalk. welcome to hardtalk with me, that zeinab badawi. my guess is you is democratic party insider, jake sullivan, a key adviser to democrat such as hillary clinton, when she was secretary of state, as well as on the campaign trail, last year. donald trump has attracted a lot of criticism at home and abroad over his rhetoric and style of leadership. but is he not proving more effective in important foreign policy issues like the fight against extremists, than the previous democratic administration? —— democratic. jake sullivan, thank you forjoining us. jake sullivan, thank you forjoining us. as a key adviser to hillary clinton, can give be objective about the trump administration? not entirely objective. i would have
BBC News
Feb 1, 2017 12:30am GMT
about britain in a post—brexit future dealing with trump's america, or with xi jinping's china, or with modi's india, all nationalist leaders out to protect their nation's interest, where do you think you leverage is and how much has britain got? stephen, here he goes again, classic bbc, doing down britain. laughter. i am simply asking the question. sixth biggest military in the world, the common language of business, the birthplace of shakespeare, newton, we've got huge things going for us. the network of commonwealth links we've got. and you are right that we have to go into these negotiations whether with china, brazil, america, doing what normal countries do, to look after the british national interest but often it will be looking for a win—win. sorry, but i asked how much leverage britain has and your answer included shakespeare. i mean, is it... you're asking about britain as a nation and i wanted to show why we're not down on our luck as you imply, and we have huge economic power, military hard power and soft power, and that's why shakespeare and language and culture and v
BBC News
Mar 7, 2017 4:30am GMT
condemned by china. the chinese government has claimed it will make the skies blue again, by tackling the country's air pollution crisis. authorities want to reduce reliance on coal and invest billions in renewable energy, and they are targeting emissions from cars, which add to the smog over major cities, by encouraging greener vehicles. now on bbc news, hardtalk. welcome to hardtalk, with me, zeinab badawi. the president of the democratic republic of congo, joseph kabila, has been in powerfor 16 years, and should have stood down at elections that were due last november. still no elections are in sight and opposition leaders are growing increasingly frustrated. my guest today is opposition politician moise katumbi. is effectively in exile in europe, so is effectively in exile in europe, so what can he achieve that this distance? —— at this distance. and has the opposition been outmanoeuvred by president kabila? moise katumbi, welcome to hardtalk. thank you. december the 31st last year, a deal was hammered out under the auspices of a group of powerful catholic bishops in the drc. does
BBC News
Apr 20, 2017 12:30am BST
after pyonyang told the bbc it would continue its missile test programme. china, one of north korea's few allies, has called for the denuclearisation of the entire korean peninsula. it asked both pyonyang and washington to exercise restraint. british members of parliament have voted in favour of holding a general election in june, three years ahead of schedule. the plan was approved with well over the two—thirds majority required. this story is very much trending online. the tennis star serena williams is expecting her first baby. the news has been confirmed by her agent, who said she would "definitely not be able to play again this year" but would return in 2018. that's all from me now. stay with bbc world news. now it's time for hardtalk. welcome to hardtalk. i'm stephen sackur. in just a few days from now, pope francis will fly to egypt to offer his personal support to egypt's coptic christians. he'll find a community filled with apprehension, targeted byjihadist extremists, and subject to persistent discrimination and sectarian violence. elsewhere in the middle east, in
BBC News
Sep 18, 2017 12:30am BST
to north korea. you have china and russia, russia is saying of the united states's position that aggressive rhetoric is the only thing coming from the us. there is no unity there again to try and stop north korea from carrying out yet another nuclear missile test. it has carried out more than 20 this year. we all know there are varying positions in the un security council. i have to say in the case of north korea, the security council independently, a follicle aspects you have mentioned, was able to adopt in the last few weeks two strong resolutions. as you have mentioned. they are not enough, probably. we have to move forward. but i think it is correct in sanctioning north korea not only to put pressure on north korea, which is absolutely essential, what they are doing is in violation of international law and totally unacceptable from the point of view of the international community, not only that, but to create opportunity for diplomatic engagement to be the worst thing that can happen in relation to the north korea situation is to move in a kind of escalation. all of a sudden
BBC News
Jul 17, 2017 4:30am BST
, china's factories keep on churning— great figures from the world ‘s biggest economy prove its resilience. lloyd's of london — warns that the costs of a massive cyber attack to the global economy, could outweigh those of the worst
BBC News
Jan 18, 2017 12:30am GMT
headlines: china's president defends globalisation, and insists there will be no winners in a trade war with the united states. president obama reduces the sentence of chelsea manning, the soldierjailed for leaking classified documents. i'm kasia madera in london. australia says it will restart the search for missing malaysia airlines flight mh370 if new information comes to light. and the wrong ivanka. how donald trump managed to tweet a british woman with the same first name as his daughter.
BBC News
Aug 24, 2017 2:30am BST
. a maximum category ten storm has made landfall on the southern coast of china's guangdong province. typhoon hatt—oh has brought hurricane force winds and downpours. typhoon hato has brought hurricane force winds and downpours. earlier hato hit hong kong and neighbouring macau. it's been classed as the worst typhoon in the region for five yea rs. now on bbc news it's time for hardtalk. welcome to hardtalk, i'm stephen sackur. neo—nazis and race hate are alive and kicking in the united states. the violence in cha rlottesville states. the violence in charlottesville was shocking not just because a life was taken but also because of the polarising impact of president trump's responds, fault lines that almost broke the us in the civil war have not been erased. my guest is richard cohen, president of the southern poverty law center, a group devoted to civil rights activism. how fans of all is the notion of a 21st—ce ntu ry of all is the notion of a 21st—century american civil war? —— fanciful. richard cohen in montgomery, alabama, welcome to hardtalk. thank you, looking forwa
BBC News
Aug 24, 2017 4:30am BST
the last minute after a tip off from police in spain. typhoon hato hits mainland china with hurricane force winds and torrential rain. it's left at least six people dead in macau and hong kong. australia's deputy prime minister barnaby joyce and other government figures battle in court to save their seats in parliament mountains of questions for the world's central bankers as they gather injackson hole wyoming for their annual meeting. plus, dying with dignity — but at what financial cost? we look at the growing bill for end—of—life care, as part of our week long series on the business of death.
BBC News
Mar 13, 2017 4:30am GMT
an example of china. the thing is we don't need to look at other examples. yes! we can look at what happened. because what i wanted to do was to change things from within. but it never happened. and i will tell you, with the programmes that i was doing and which i was never given a chance to do that, but i can tell you a few that i did which may be angered them and hence they labelled me a liberal. i'm just trying to get to grips with your relationship with robert mugabe. yeah. you told the south african broadcasting corporation just a month or two ago, you said that you still have respect for robert mugabe, and that you, and this is something that you said to them, that you are prepared to forgive him for things he has done. to robert mugabe. you're not a victim. you're somebody who benefited from robert mugabe's policies. you were one of his most trusted ministers. i will tell you. my party is not for retribution. we are for restitution. so, what we are trying to do is how best we can move forward. we're not going to ask them to forget. but we are going to ask them to look for a w
BBC News
Jan 19, 2017 12:30am GMT
video is trending on bbc.com. the first freight rail service from china to britain arrived. it took more than two weeks to make the 12,000 kilometre journey. the train takes about half the time of a sea journey. that's all from me now. stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news, hardtalk. welcome to hardtalk, with me, zeinab badawi. the so—called islamic state may be coming under pressure in both syria and iraq, but still, accounts emerge of atrocities carried out by them. the minority yazidi community has been amongst one of the most persecuted groups of people, living mostly in northern iraq. they have been killed, forced to convert to islam, and the women and girls have been held in sexual slavery. my guest is psychologist jan kizilhan, a yazidi kurd living in germany. he's helped bring 1,000 yazidi females from camps in iraq to germany to start a new life. how does he decide who should stay and who should go? jan kizilhan, welcome to hardtalk. thank you. what is your main goal, purpose, in rescuing these women and children, bringing them from iraq to germany? they are under pre
BBC News
Apr 7, 2017 12:30am BST
programme. donald trump has previously promised to make beijing pay for the trade imbalance between china and the us. the donald trump administration is considering the possibility of taking major military action in response to the chemical weapons attack in a syrian town which killed dozens. and there's video is trending on bbc.com. the french presidential candidate, francois fillon, suffering and a pleasant surprise, as he is doused with flour while campaigning in strasbourg. he is undergoing allegations of giving a fakejob is undergoing allegations of giving a fake job to his wife. that is it for now. thank you for watching. now it is time for hardtalk. welcome to hardtalk. i'm sarah montague. the european union in greater trouble than ever before. it's notjust because of brexit, even founding members — countries like italy — are unhappy about the direction it's headed. the italian economy has always struggled within the straightjacket of the euro. and it's wanted its fellow members to help share the burden of the half a million migrants who have turned up on its shores over the pa
BBC News
Feb 3, 2017 12:30am GMT
china ready to replace the us and take the lead in our new world order? live
BBC News
Jan 5, 2017 8:30pm GMT
that report. apple has withdrawn the new york times from its china app store, following a request from chinese authorities. michelle fleury in new york has been looking in this for us. and if you want to get in touch we're on #bbcos.
BBC News
Jul 21, 2017 4:30am BST
point that it is an extraordinary territorialist form of free speech, it was as if china ordered britain to close down the bbc. i don't think there is a narrative between the two. this is a request to stop poisoning people with an extremist narrative. now, the henry jackson. .. isn't just a fleece for free flow of ideas? no. one of the things about aljazeera is that they are incredibly effective. somebody said to me, there are whole channels that have the same narrative. the problem is that aljazeera is so effective and appealing that it pulls people in. essentially, they are extremely effective... so it should still close? it should change to the extent that it cannot be recognised as aljazeera today, aljazeera arabic. aljazeera english is in this because those journalists who do not understand the arabic language, they are doing a greatjob and say, this has to be freedom of speech. it's not. what you are fighting for is freedom of hate speech. that's the way we see it. it is incredibly provocative, emotionally charged... whether it is the economist or aljazeera, many people mak
BBC News
Sep 13, 2017 4:30am BST
. russia and china have called on the us to resolve the crisis with negotiations. now, as we've been reporting, one of the greatest names in british theatre has died. sir peter hall founded the royal shakespeare company in his 20s and went on to lead london's national theatre. he spoke to hardtalk‘s stephen sackur in 2009. my my guest today has been a hugely influential figure my guest today has been a hugely influentialfigure in my guest today has been a hugely influential figure in the my guest today has been a hugely influentialfigure in the performing a rts influentialfigure in the performing arts for more than 50 years. sir peter hall has directed stage greats from 0livier to gielgud. as boss of the royal shakespeare company then the royal shakespeare company then the national theatre, he's always championed state funding for the arts. but with economic hard times come tough questions, our taxpayer subsidies really necessary to foster creative excellence? sir peter hall, welcome to hardtalk. thank you. you have had a long career, more than 50 years in the theatre. you work thr
BBC News
Aug 11, 2017 12:30am BST
new home. and china's biggest movie box office hit. but does wolf warrior also have a political message? live from our studios in singapore
BBC News
Aug 12, 2017 2:30am BST
regret it, and regret it fast. china, russia and germany have all voiced dismay at the war of words between pyongyang and washington. our first report is from nick bryant in washington.
BBC News
Aug 14, 2017 12:30am BST
president, moonjae—in, and the country's defence minister, before then going on to china and japan. torrential rain has caused landslides in the indian state of himachal pradesh, and in nepal. rescue workers are struggling to help the people missing or cut off by flash—floods. shooting stars have littered the sky as the perseid meteor shower reached its peak over the uk. at the weekend, up to 100 shooting stars an hour were visible. the perseid meteor shower occurs everyjuly and august. that's all from me now. stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news, it is time for hardtalk. welcome to hardtalk, i'm stephen sackur. it's 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in britain. in those 50 years, the campaign for lgbt rights has won landmark victories in many parts of the world, perhaps best symbolised by the normalisation of gay marriage in a host of countries. my guest today is american filmmaker and screenwriter dustin lance black, who won an oscar for the film milk and has just completed a major series on the struggle for gay rights. has the time come to declare a famous v
BBC News
Jun 27, 2017 4:30am BST
there is real investment into greece today and thatis investment into greece today and that is china. china has already made significant investments. and the us. but china is striking. at 5196 the us. but china is striking. at 51% sta ke the us. but china is striking. at 51% stake in piraeus port. the redevelopment of the olympic park, not sure of that is finalised. it has been not finalised yet. but it is in the offing. a chinese official says he sees potential in the partnership between china and greece going to a new level. you entirely happy with the idea that china is buying key assets and has big ambitions in your country? it's not only china, though. i would like to talk about china. i don't know what this means in terms of that new level. i am asking you. i don't know what i would characterise it that way because i see other interests, not only from china but also the us and aust rio, from germany, set the german telecommunication company announced 1.5 billion euros over the next five years. —— austria. some to be spent this year. there is no concern. . . be spent this ye
BBC News
Jan 10, 2017 8:30pm GMT
president—elect, too. from big power diplomacy, with russia and china, to global trade and climate policy... how different, how unpredictable is trump going to be? richard haass in new york city, welcome to hardtalk. thank you, stephen. you've just written a book with the cheery title a world in disarray. in your opinion, does the election of donald trump to the presidency add to that sense of a world in disarray? it's more the world the 45th president of the united states will be inheriting. it's the result, in part, of things the united states has done but also failed to do. it's in part simply a result of the end of the cold war, the loosening up our international relations, the rise of certain countries like china and so forth. this is the world he's inheriting. where i think he may have added it slightly, have added to it slightly, and notjust him but first in the american political campaign, candidates, including him, were saying things and endorsing positions which, shall we say, were untraditional. the fact that senator sanders, secretary clinton and donald trump, all three
BBC News
Jan 4, 2017 2:30am GMT
right now that changes a lot of the dynamic within nato. yeah. we haven't talked about china. but many people, not least barack obama with his so—called pivot to asia, believes that actually the key national security interest for america going forward lay in the pacific and in relation to china. donald trump says he doesn't even feel bound by the traditional recognition of the one china policy. so, put your mind towards broader horizons of asia, the pacific, and the us and the east. do you see problems there, too? i do, because i think we recognise we live in the asian century. the power and wealth and the power of decision is shifting east over this century. you can see the beginnings of a clash between a resurgent chinese exceptionalism and an american exceptionalism that we've all grown up with. and probably the focus for that is the south china sea where china has made it clear, i think since 1948, that it regards the south china sea as sovereign waters. and the united states and many other nations in the region and elsewhere subscribe to the un convention on the law of sea
BBC News
May 10, 2017 12:30am BST
meetings in beijing and china at the helm of this. plus, as you mentioned, i made three trips to north korea, including going to their nuclear reactor. at the end of the day, they basically decided they would rather have nuclear weapons. the question is, can this president, working with very familiar elements, china, south korea, can he create a situation where north korea says, "we are better off giving up our nuclear weapons"? certainly, we were prepared to put whatever they wanted in the agreement, provided they were willing to give up their weapons. we were not prepared to look the other way and pretend they were giving up nuclear weapons when in fact they weren't. i think it's a very tall order to get them to do this. they have a new leader, kim jong—un. at least his father seemed to care what the chinese thought and tried to engage in these negotiations. kim jong—un shows absolutely no interest. right, well you negotiated with the father's team rather than the son's, but at least you have some sense of how they operate. when donald trump says things like, for example, "
BBC News
Apr 13, 2017 12:30am BST
continue. donald trump has entered a process to talk about north korea with china. he said he forged a good chemistry with xi jinping at their recent meeting in florida. and this story is proving popular on bbc.com. because inside these rather non—descript crates is a consignment of pandas destined for a new home, the netherlands, after a mass on a dozen kilometre journey from china. —— massive 15,000 kilometre. they will spend the next five years in their new home. now it is time for hardtalk. she has been a singing star since the ‘60s, a civil rights activist and a woman you don't mess with on or off stage. she's worked with martin luther king and has sung everywhere that's anywhere. and once she even shot at someone who threatened to cheat her in a business deal. still a huge star and as powerful as ever, she is our guest today on hardtalk. # i love you, porgy, # don't let him take me, # don't let them handle me, # and drive me mad. # if you can keep me, # i want to stay here with you forever, # two days after forever, # with you forever... # ‘cause i got my man.
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Aug 7, 2017 12:30am BST
i'm babita sharma. our top story: china urges north korea to suspend its nuclear and missile programmes, after the un approves new sanctions. the measures aim to deprive pyongyang of more than one billion dollars a year in export earnings. china says that sanctions are needed, but has been urging more talks. a government—backed investigation in myanmar has rejected allegations that its military committed atrocities against rohingya muslims last year. the un argued it's likely that crimes against humanity were committed in rakhine state and this story is trending on bbc.com iranian mps have been urged to take training courses in universal moral values after some of them crowded around federica mogherini to take selfies with her. one twitter user said the parliamentarians had embarrased the nation. stay with bbc world news. now on bbc news it's time for hardtalk. welcome to a special edition of hardtalk. i am stephen sackur and today i am joined by an audience here at the bbc radio theatre to celebrate 20 years of hardtalk interviews. who better to have on our birthday than s
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Apr 5, 2017 4:30am BST
china's president xijinping to it's alljust ahead of a visit by china's president xi jinping to the united states to meet president donald trump. st petersburg has paid tribute to the 1a people killed in the metro bombing. investigators have identified a 22—year—old born in kyrgyzstan as prime suspect. it's time now for hardtalk. some very significant people have lined up condemning what you have done, or questioning it. i'm not sure... the european commissioner, peter mandelson, has questioned the wisdom of publishing the cartoons, he says, "publishing them again and again pours petrol on the flames." you talk about frustration with governments, now, but your whole career, basically, sounds as if it's been banging your head against a brick wall. great to see you, how are you? how do you feel, as president, that you are going to go down in history as a president who presided over a loss of a large part of your territory? oh, gosh, yes. we understood that you wished to do this interview, and you wished to reply to questions that we, in the name of the bbc, are putting towards you
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