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KCSMMHZ
Feb 14, 2012 5:30pm PST
>>> bittersweet greeting. >> we welcome china's peaceful. >> it is an issue the country is long criticized for neglecting. he greeted the vice president at the white house. he pressed him on some of the same issues he stressed with other leaders. xi is expected to become head of the communist party this fall. >> translator: i look forward to my in depth discussion with you. >> obama said china must play fair with trade partners around the world. >> we want to work with china to make sure everybody is working by the same rules of the road when it comes to the world economic system, and that includes ensuring that there is a balanced trade flow between not only the united states and china but around the world. >> obama urged xi and other chinese leaders to recognize the importance of human rights. he said increased responsibility goes along with power and prosperity. xi said he hopes his visit will deepen mutual understanding and lead to greater consensus. he said the countries should built a cooperative partnership based on mutual respect and interests, but he suggested the two n
KCSMMHZ
Jul 16, 2012 5:30pm PDT
u.s. vessels on patrol. china's business practices are coming under international scrutiny. the world trade organization ruled that a chinese company rules a my massachusetnoply. the u.s. filed a complaint with the world trade body in 2010. in the ruling, the wto says china discriminates against foreign banks by providing china union pay with a monopoly in processing of electronic payments denominated in 9 the chinese currency. kirk said the decision will help u.s. companies and increase american jobs as more efficient credit and debit payment systems in china enable consumers to buy more goods. he added that china should honor its wto commitments and eliminate the discrimination. china's commerce ministry spokesperson released a comment saying the u.s. claims have not been accepted and the government will decide on how to respond after examining the wto report. >>> east team war ruling party announced it reached an agreement with two other parties to form a coalition government. the country's first president after it obtained independence ten years ago is likely to remain in power as
KCSMMHZ
Feb 14, 2012 2:30pm PST
big eu-china summit in beijing. lifetime achievement award at the berlin film festival. ♪ >> what can the world to to end the violence in syria? the latest plan from the arab league calls for a joint peacekeeping mission with the u.n. >> but the chances of that being a reality look slim. u.s. officials said it will consider the idea, but they doubt it would get through the u.n. security council. >> that is the problem, according to the u.n. human rights chief. she says the council's failure to take any action against syria is giving it time to attack its own people. >> the assad regime pressing ahead with its bombardment of the rebel stronghold of homs. footage making it onto the internet. the head of the year of league has been in berlin for talks with angela merkel on the way ahead. general secretary of the arab league are in broad agreement about the way ahead on syria. the league is adopting a tough stance against the assad regime and has proposed sending a peacekeeping mission, including u.n. troops come to syria. >> what happens in a syrian now is something that we in the arab w
PBS
May 27, 2013 6:30pm PDT
germany would help avert a trade war between america and china. they are accused of selling solar products to cheaply in an attempt to dominate the market. >> the chinese prime minister received a warm welcome in germany. business is booming between the two economic powerhouses. german economics minister -- the german economics minister is -- at a meeting with university representatives, the prime minister predicted a bright future. >> china still needs to develop the name "made in china." germany has already established "made in germany" as a mark of quality. together, we could be a dream team. >> but there are wide-ranging difficulties as well. >> chancellor angela merkel brought up the sensitive issue of human rights abuses in china. a music video by an influential artist portrays the life of political dissidents in china. the german government is emphasizing the critical need to support human rights. >> these issues will not be resolved miraculously in a single round of talks, but it is important to bring them up. >> despite some criticism, the prime minister's visit struck a
PBS
Oct 8, 2010 6:00pm PDT
for war >> i think this is unnecessary. we don't need that. >> the china trading partner said u n is fairly undervalued. the imf president is calling for calm. >> yes, the recover is here. we know it's coming back. we know it's uneven and fragile because uneven. >> this country will cooperate more in monetary matters showing a currency war is not the solution. >> two years ago. the global finance crisis shook the world and still causing ripples. the growing temptation to prop up exports is not new at all. historians see close parallels with other financial crisis. >> two years after wall street crashed on october 1929, the world was in the grip of depression. banks faild and many countries devalued their currency. the allowed the bond to tumble 30%. other countries followed suit and de-valuing their currencies. by the time of world war ii, the gold was a history. german chancellor introduced strict currency rules. today, with no gold standard to pull out of, countries can still weaken their currency. setting artificially no interest rates and bold stimulus programs are among changing
PBS
Apr 20, 2015 6:00pm PDT
break now. when we come back, pakistan scores a mammoth foreign investment program from china. matt: and the fbi admits it made errors -- errors that may have sent many people to their death by execution. hundreds of convicts now doing time can hope to have their cases reopened. brent: we will be right back in one minute. stay with us. matt: welcome back. we start with innocence behind bars. brent: the fbi has admitted it made what it calls errors in forensic analysis that helped secure criminal convictions in death penalty cases. matt: this issue came to light after "the washington post" reported that fbi examiners used forensic evidence that was wrong and favored prosecutors. reporter: cleveland writes -- cleveland spent more than half his life in prison for a crime he did not commit. at age 20, a jury found him guilty of murder, based primarily on here samples. dna tests -- on hair samples. dna tests have proven the samples were flawed. >> i did not know much. i knew i was innocent. reporter: this case is not an isolated occurrence. the american association of criminal defense lawyers
KCSMMHZ
Jan 11, 2012 5:30pm PST
. >> he said iran is a major oil supplier to china. he said his country hopes it will not be affected by the sanctions. his remarks come as american and eu leaders increase pressure on tehran over its nuclear program. they are trying to ban imports of crude oil. >>> investors in tokyo have just started another day of trading. >> a favorable federal reserve report on regional economy activity did help boost sentiment, though markets did end mixed on wednesday. for more on how stocks are training in japan, good morning, it seems like a tug of war right now between economic activity in the u.s. and developments in the euro zone. >> yes, very much so. a bit of a tug of war there, the federal reserve regional economic report came in more favorably, which also highlights some of the upbeat economic activity and numbers we've seen out of the u.s. recently and also with earnings season kicking off in the u.s., a lot of investors keen to see how corporate america is progressing into 2012, however, there's still a very keen eye going on in euro zone economies and that's keeping markets a little
KCSMMHZ
Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
noda did not give countries but spoke at a time of heightened tensions with china and south korea. >> translator: the attempts to use unilateral threats to achieve selfish ends do not accord with the fundamental spirit of the united nations charter. that is unacceptable and goes against the wisdom of humanity. >> he said it's the responsibility of nations to protect their territory. he said that japan will fulfill that responsibility. but he stressed that japan will uphold the principles shared by the international community under all circumstances. he also criticized south korea for rejecting a proposal to bring the dispute to the international court of justice. he said countries should pay more attention to the function of the international court. noda said japanese officials would respond calmly but his comments brought hill calm in some corners. now more from new york. what were the major points that the prime minister wanted to make in his speech? >> japanese officials were at first reluctant to raise the problems with south korea and china at the general assembly. the forum
KCSMMHZ
Feb 1, 2012 5:30pm PST
north to halt its uranium enrichment program. reports china offered food aid to north korea last month. he said the aid was part of china's efforts to stabilize the north. >> we want to continue a close dialogue with china. we want them to share with us more their perspectives and their plans. >> he also said the u.s. hopes to use chinese vice president later this month to urge china to help promote talks on china's nuclear program. >>> running through exercises aimed at protecting japan from an invasion or a disaster. the annual bilateral drill is a computer simulation. the purpose is to enhance the abilities of the u.s. army and japan's ground self defense force. about 6,000 personnel from both sides are taking part. the commander of the u.s. army pacific spoke about the drill and the current security concerns in this region. >> reporter: lieutenant general has been the u.s. army's top solder in the asia pacific region for nearly a year. he's now leading his troops through one of their most important annual exercises. >> what's important about it is making sure that we have the
PBS
Dec 10, 2010 6:30pm PST
beijing. ballenger pressure from china, more than 16 nations boycotted the ceremony. china clamped down on the dissidents arrested -- ahead of the award ceremony. the co-author of news charter 08 demanding political reform in china has been arrested. internet sites reporting on the ceremony have been blocked in china and televised reports have been taken off the air. a norwegian actress read a statement entitled "i have no enemies in liu's absence derica the document was released by supporters after his sentencing a year ago. >> -- freedom of speech, is to trample on human rights, before humanity, and suppress choice. >> at the end of this ceremony, the nobel the, was placed on liu xiaobo's vacant seat. this will be kept along withg te 1.1 million euros in oslo, until the prize winner can collect them himself. >> we will take an in-depth look at this year's nobel peace prize and the power of words coming up later on in this program. a friend of liu xiaobo's has written a book about him, which also came out on friday. the biography details liu xiaobo's activism beginning in 1989. >>
KCSMMHZ
Sep 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
officials have cancelled events to mark the anniversary in japan and china. city officials say they were concerned diplomatic rouse might force them to cans they'll one too. >> i hope the event helps to improve japan/china relations and make a world without any discord. >> the performance marks 30 years since acta city was twinned with lamjo. >>> u.s. secretary of state clinton urged southeast asian leaders to work together towards calm in the south china sea. she wants them to resolve territorial disputes with china without intimidation or use 6 force. she met with indonesian foreign minister in jakarta. clinton says it is in the u.s. national interest to keep peace in the south china sea. >> we encourage asean and china to make meaningful progress towards finalizing a comprehensive code of conduct in order to establish rules of the road and clear procedures for peacefully addressing disagreements. >> asean members met in july, but disagreements over cambodia, vietnam and philippines unsettled the talks. they couldn't agree on a joint statement. >>> u.s. forces stationed in afghani
LINKTV
Nov 28, 2013 2:00pm PST
china over its new air defense zone, ratcheting up tensions in the area. >> the migrants who died coming to europe. we look at how one man's search for a better life ended in tragedy. >> european union leaders are gathered in the lithuanian capital at this hour for a two- day summit to discuss ties with eastern european countries. >> the agenda is expected to be dominated by the sudden decision to scrap lands for closer integration with the european union. >> the german chancellor said she was willing to resume talks with ukraine and that the door was still open for kia to sign the eu trade pact, but she also said she had no hope that the deal would be sealed at this summit. >> meanwhile in ukraine, pro- european groups continue to protest against the government's decision. >> theocrat opposition leader arrived at the eu summit before the ukrainian president, upstaging him. also a champion boxer, he met the eu commissioner and called on the ukrainian president to sign the proposed pact with the eu. >> we want to leave with european family, with european rules, with european life standard
KCSMMHZ
Nov 23, 2011 5:30pm PST
reached any time soon. >>> the foreign ministers of japan and china have agreed that the two countries will strengthen their relationship. foreign minister koichiro gemba met with his chinese counterpart yang jiechi wednesday for the first time since he assumed the post. nhk world's hitoshi hirouchi reports. >> reporter: more than one year has passed since a chinese fishing boat rammed a japanese patrol vessel near the disputed senkaku islands in the east china sea. gemba says that chinese responded favorably to his position on improving ties. >> translator: i believe japan/china relations, which have been shaky, are heading toward stabilization. i think we had very meaningful talks and deepened our understanding of each other, and we achieved results. >> reporter: the two leaders agreed to strengthen strategically beneficial ties. they also agreed to make final arrangements for prime minister yoshihiko noda's first visit to china next month. gemba asked for an early resumption of negotiations toward signing a treaty on joint gas development project in the east china sea. the talks hav
LINKTV
May 31, 2014 6:00am PDT
. american defense secretary chuck hagel accuses china of destabilizing the south china sea and says the u.s. will not look the other way. military of thailand's afternoon announces elections might be more than a year away, and in formula one, simmering tensions, even though they are both driving for the same team. of words has erupted between the united states and china. first, u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel accuse china of, as he put it, destabilizing the south china sea and china responded by describing the comments as full of incitement, threats, and intimidation. the dispute looks to heighten further tensions in east asia, where china has recently been involved in disputes with the number of neighbors, above all, japan and vietnam. >> the senkaku islands are at the center of a long-running dispute. although officially controlled by japan, china also lays claim to the uninhabited territory. the real issue is not the terrain rising from the sea, but the oil, gas, and fish, deep below the surface. see -- speaking at a conference in singapore, the u.s. defense secretary had some tough w
KCSMMHZ
Mar 27, 2013 5:30pm PDT
catherine kobayashi in rushio. >>> brazil, russia, china and south africa are the brics group and ended a summit in south africa and reached a deal to create a development bank. >> we have decided to enter formal negotiations to establish a new development bank based on our own considerable infrastructure needs. >> they agreed to launch a new mechanism to mutually provide funds and protect themselves against currency crises. until now such arrangements have been run by the united states and other developed countries through the international monetary fund and the world bank. but the economic foundations of western countries have been rocked by the credit crisis in the eurozone and the global financial meltdown triggered by the collapse of lehman brothers in 2008. china's new president xi jinping attended the summit and called on other brics members to step up cooperation with african countries. >>> china is increasing its ties with developing nations as part of its strategy to strengthen its position in the international community. nhk world reports from the brics conference on xi jinping
KCSMMHZ
Jun 13, 2012 5:30pm PDT
building up its military and have documents that prove a ship transported vehicles from china and say the vehicles could be used as launch pads for ballistic missiles. japan's coast guard, police, and customs officials say they found export documents of the ship in october at osaka port. they say the ship was operated by a company with suspected ties to a trading firm that's been designated for violating u.s. sanctions banning weapons and materials to north korea. they say the paperwork show the ship transported four large vehicles from shanghai. japanese officials say it's likely these vehicles matched those displayed during a military parade in april in north korea and say exporting this type of hardware violates resolutions that ban countries from sending materials related to weapons of mass destruction to north korea. japanese officials are reporting their findings to the u.n. >>> a chinese foreign ministry spokesperson is denying the accusati accusations. >> translator: china firmly opposing proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. we strictly implement u.n. resolutions. >>
PBS
Oct 22, 2010 6:30pm PDT
ceiling of 4%. demand is targeted at export power presses like germany, china and japan. response was swift and negative. >> we need to talk about it first. numerical targets are not realistic. >> currency values are no other source of tension on the agenda at the summit. china has been criticized -- currency values are another source of tension on the agenda at the summit. china has been criticized for keeping its currency artificially low. lee myung-bak wants everyone to work together to avoid currency war. >> i would like to say that we must find win-win ways for the implementation of the agreed framework. >> he also said that reforms of the imf should go ahead. last year's g-20 summit decided to give emerging economies more votes to iledge the shift in global economic dynamics -- to acknowledge the shift in global economic dynamics. >> angela merkel has held talks about the recent rescue of 33 chilean miners, calling it a victory for humanity. she told president pinera that they followed the rescue with bated breath. they signed agreements for closer economic and scientific co
KCSMMHZ
Sep 22, 2011 5:30pm PDT
torrential rain is falling across inland china leaving 90 dead and more than 20 missing. the recent downpours began in early september. the heaviest raving in 60 years has been centered on the inland provinces of shash ian hue nan creating massive flooding and numerous mud slides. saturday, a mud slide buried a factory and office building, killing 27 people. a river rose and flooded its banks leaving houses submerged and farmland inundated. weather officials say torrential rain is expected to gradually ease, but the resulting cool weather and lack of sunshine now threaten the autumn harvest. >>> chinese prime minister wen jiabao government officials are speaking out about what they're calling a mistake by the united states. they strongly oppose a u.s. decision to help taiwan upgrade its aging fleet of f-16 fighter jets. the warning the deal could damage china/u.s. cooperation. >>> u.s. assistant secretary of state announced wednesday they wouldn't sell the new model f-16s to taiwan. that's what china wanted. they are now going to sell radar systems, missiles and other equipment. har
KCSMMHZ
Jul 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
another hope. afghan officials want to have investors explore copper and oil. interest from china and india have already started. but like many, they are worried about security. and afghan officials cannot hope to attract investment until they get the order. >> nhk world there speaking to our gene otani. >>> palestinian president is looking into the death of his predecessor. he is ordering texhuming arafat. there was a documentary last week based on a nine-month investigation. tommy thomps the tv report stated that there was raid radio active substances on his clothes when he died. they could not determine the cause of the late president's death in their preliminary report because the plu gnome yum decayed. experts will then examine it. palestinian authority investigators carried out their own probe after arafat died but they were unable to identify the cause of the death. it was long suspected he was assassinated. >>> u.n. special envoy kofi annan says he has held a positive and construction discussion with syrian president, bashar al assad on ways to end the violence in syria. >> we
PBS
Nov 25, 2010 6:30pm PST
, european trade and investment with china were more or less one-week lows. products made in china were shipped westward and the money flowed eastward as big european companies outsourced production. all of that is changing quickly and radically. germany's economy is booming, thanks to exports to asia. chinese investors are heading west, looking to buy up continental cos. the massive current account surplus, they are flush with capital. time is snapping up the greek and spanish debt, highways, and industries in eastern and southern europe. >> when the chinese president hu jintao comes to europe, it is noally to talk about money. beijing has a huge trade surplus and debt-laden countries like portugal would like some help. the european debt crisis has created opportunities for china. greece's largest port is now in chinese and. the chinese conglomerate received the contest -- concession to manage the entire terminal. the company is paying 4.3 billion euros for the lease. at the end of 2008, president hu jintao himself came to athens to sign the agreement. the chinese have major plans for
KCSMMHZ
Sep 27, 2011 5:30pm PDT
enrichment. the north korean premier asked china to increase economic cooperation with his country. >>> "newsline," the place to turn to post march 11. we have two segments offering two unique perspectives on the fallout from the nuclear earthquake and tsunami. nuclear watch police you information about the impact of the crisis. the road ahead examines japan's efforts to recover and rebuild. don't miss nuclear watch and the road ahead on "newsline." >>> japan's atomic energy commission resumed discussions on revising the country's nuclear policy. work to revise the policy started last december but was suspended after the fukushima accident. the commission has experts on safety and take a tough stance on nuclear power. >> translator: i decided to resume the discussion to summarize everybody's views on nuclear power. >> some commission members called for shutting down all of japan's nuclear plants and promoting alternate energy sources. others said it is too early to determine long term nuclear policy as the fukushima plant remains out of control. members advocating nuclear power not
KCSMMHZ
Feb 2, 2012 2:30pm PST
hunt against in. the crisis in the eurozone is top of angela merkel agenda as she visits china. the german chancellor is trying to raise support for the single currency. in a joint press conference, the chinese premier, wen jiabao, said the chinese were considering putting money into the rescue fund. china certainly has plenty of cash to spend. then let angela merkel was hoping for a firm commitment, it looks like she will be heading home disappointed, but china's leader did raise hopes by saying he will consider contributing money to the eurozone's rescue funds. "china will continue to support the euro and contribute to its stability. we have faith in europe's economy and in the euro. we believe the your will continue to be an important currency in the future -- we believe the euro will continue to be an important currency in the future." while merkel did not directly ask for support of china, she explained how reforms would help the spoke remind on beijing pose a tight clamp on internet freedom. >> we are of the opinion that beijing's reactions are very harsh. i will repeat time a
KCSMMHZ
Nov 19, 2012 5:30pm PST
and china have failed to agree to start formal discussions on maritime rules to address territorial disputes in the south china sea. the leaders of the ten member association of southeast asian nations discuss the issue at the asean summit. some member countries including the philippines and vietnam complete dispute china's claim. a legally binding code of conduct to solve the territorial issues. wen stopped short of agreeing to begin formal discussions on the rules at the meeting. only that the expects further talks. shinee wen's remarks were seen as a swipe at the united states and japan. both countries are calling for a swift formulation of maritime rules. observers say china's reluctant to enter formal discussions as it believes rules would be detrimental for maritime interests. u.s. president barack obama will hold talks with japan's prime minister yoshihiko noda and chinese premier wen. aimed at addressing strained relations over claims to the senekaku islands. the president is expected to stress any differences should be peacefully resolved according to international law. >>>
LINKTV
May 31, 2014 2:30pm PDT
words has erupted between the united states and china. defense chuck hagel accused china of destabilizing the south china sea. china called his comments full of incitement, threats, and intimidation. the dispute looks likely to heighten tensions in the east of asia where china has recently been involved in disputes with a number of neighbors, including vietnam and japan. the islands are at the center of a long-running dispute. officially controlled by japan, china also lays claim to the uninhabited territor. the real issue is not the rocky terrain, but the oil, gas, and fish below the surface. speaking at a conference in singapore, the u.s. defense secretary was critical of beijing. >> china has called the south china sea ac of peace, friendship, and cooperation. that is what it should be. but in recent months, china has undertaken the stabilizing -- destabilizing unilateral actions staking its claim. >> the islands are not the only bone of contention. beijing has laid claim to parts of the south china sea shown by the red line. it has caused anger by putting up an oil rig i
PBS
Jan 19, 2011 6:30pm PST
>> this is "the journal". >> the u.s. and china pledged to overcome their differences. protests continue over the inclusion of ministers from the former regime in the transitional ever in. >> the german government said the economy is firing on all cylinders. >> as president hu jintao's as it continues, president barack obama has raised some sensitive topics in killing -- including currency and human rights. obama said china's currency is undervalued and should be dictated more by market forces. >>he pressed on the human rights record of china, reaffirming the u.s.'s commitment to pporng hihuman rights. the chinese president admitted his country has a lot to do in that area. the visit has been anticipated as the most significant meeting in recent times. that was reflected by events of the white house on the first full day of his visit. >> hu received a carefully choreographed welcoming ceremony after writing the previous evening. the 21 gun salute and fanfare reserved for state visit. images likely to go down well in beijing. it is a meeting of titans. u.s. president barack obama
KCSMMHZ
Aug 31, 2012 2:30pm PDT
. >> does the america we want barrault a trillion dollars from china? >> no! >> does it fail to find the jobs that are needed for 23 million people and for half the kids graduating from college? >> no! >> romney supporters are% convinced that he can do better than the incumbent. one of them is oscar-winning actor john boyd. >> not only is he an expert in+ this area and in the area of leadership, but he is a wonderful guy, wonderful guide to be with. >> the hardest part begins now. the coming months of bruising home stretch to the campaign. >> trade relations between germany and china are flourishing. problems arose between angela merkel's two-day visit. one example is solar industry. the industry accuses chinese competitors of price dumping. >> that also filed a complaint with the european commission. chancellor raised the issue in beijing as she ended her visit. >> beijing's imperial splendor. the premier accompanied the chancellor to the forbidden city. it was once home to the chinese emperor and his court. today, it is a world heritage site. it picture of the two together capturing th
PBS
Mar 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> china cuts its growth rate to an eight-year low as an annual session of parliament opens. >> and nuremberg puts a a dent in a dream of winning the bundesliga. >> in russia, vladimir putin and his supporters have been celebrating his victory in collette -- presidential elections. preliminary results show putin getting more than 60% of the votes against four challengers. >> opposition leaders and independent observers say there was widespread vote-rigging. that as police and troops in moscow gearing up for mass demonstrations in opposition to the results. >> russia, putin, a victory. that is the slogan on the stage at red square. vladimir putin's confidence in victory was vindicated by his first-round win. there is a large security presence in moscow the day after the vote. putin's election victory as a dividing russia. >> i think the big winner is absurd and unjust. so many cases of the vote manipulation reported in moscow and other regions. >> it was a fair and just election. i voted for putin. i trust him. >> the victory celebrations on sunday night, another perfectly ch
KCSMMHZ
Jan 1, 2013 2:30pm PST
across the board growth of 1.5%. >> the global situation looks positive. china has completed the change of government and in the u.s. strong incentives for investments in frane structure. those are both reasons to look forward to the new year. to not mention the fact that the euro crisis has calmed to the point that investment is possible again in troubled countries. >> in a global economy the face of companies like schuler is tied to markets throughout the world. for now the mechanical engineers say that they can count on strong demands, especially from china. >> if i don't think we have reason to be pessimistic. businesses always connected to psychology. i think that lots of german companies are in a very good position and the demand for many products, in the machine and equipment area, is extremely high and it will remain so. >> german engineering firms head into the new year with confidence a sign the job market will remain stable in the months ahead. >> if you are looking ahead with optimism to the new year you are not alone. pope benedict predicts peace will prevail in 2013. >> th
PBS
Oct 5, 2010 6:00pm PDT
for china to allow their currencies to rise. at a meeting in brussels, wen jiabao was holding a meeting. european officials believe yu that the operaan -- believe that the yuan is currently undervalued. >> the understanding was that great britain and china need each other, but the issue was the currency. they were trying to say that the undervalued currency was affecting european exporters and should appreciate. >> this is a significant and broadbased appreciation that would promote a more balanced growth for china and the global economy. >> they say that it is in the interest of china to keep the imports and exports and balance, but the on the economy depends on the demand for european products in china. >> this is a motor for growth right now. china is wanting to play a larger role in the global economy and is very important that it will do this. it is very important to make certain that the currency is valued with the european exchange rate. >> of all china is wanting to make certain that they control the speed of the rise in the currency. with the g-20 summit a few weeks awa
KCSMMHZ
Mar 19, 2012 5:30pm PDT
ending combat missions. recent events have made that task harder than ever. china is at the center of another international trade dispute. the commodity in question this time is rare earth metals. the united states, japan and the european union are taking their case to the wto. they say china is breaking international law by limiting exports. china is the main producer of the minerals, accounting for over 90% of the global supply. the rare earth metals include one used in the manufacture of mobile phones, computers and hybrid cars. prices surged since china put export restrictions in place. the u.s. claims restrictions are unfair and say china is hoarding valuable minerals and beijing ignored their request to end the practice. u.s. president barack obama criticized china for not playing by the rules. >> when it is necessary, i will take action if our workers and our businesses are being subjected to unfair practices. >> japan also accuses china of violating export rules. they say the export quotas and taxes are aimed at giving an advantage at domestic firms. officials say china broke
KCSMMHZ
Jan 4, 2012 5:30pm PST
jong-il. campbell met separately with china's vice foreign ministers zhang zhijun and cui tiankai in beijing on wednesday. campbell spoke with reporters after the meetings. >> on north korea, i think the united states and china share strong determination to maintain peace and stability. >> campbell told the ministers that the u.s. wants to continue to exchange views with china about north korea. another u.s. official said that china wants to monitor the progress of the new north korean leader, kim jong un. nhk's correspondent in beijing says that china is exercising caution to avoid provoking north korea. >>> pro-democracy activists in myanmar say the number of political prisoners released by the government so far falls short of what western countries had expected. the pro-democracy activists say at least 33 short-term prisoners have been freed, far fewer than the more than 1,000 prisoners the united states and european nations have set as a condition for lifting economic sanctions. the activists also say no major political prisoners serving long sentences have been granted amnesty.
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May 4, 2012 6:30pm PDT
dissident that has been straining relations between beijing and washington. china is now allowing him to apply to study in the united states. >> a week ago, the 40-year-old estate house arrest fleeing to the u.s. embassy in beijing. he was sent to a chinese hospital for treatment, which is when the activist made a dramatic call took a u.s. congressional hearing, asking for asylum, fearing for his and his family's life. >> though under heavy guard, he has been communicating with the outside world. he made an emotional call for freedom from his hospital in beijing. sadly, it seemed as if the diplomatic logjam between the u.s. and china might be breaking -- suddenly, it seemed as if the logjam might be breaking. >> i'm pleased that today, our ambassador has spoken with him again. our embassy staff and our doctor had a chance to meet with him, and he confirms that he and his family now want to go to the united states so he can pursue his studies. >> the plan gives china a way to save face and avoids the sticky issue of granting chen asylum. china's foreign ministry has played down the
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Jan 20, 2011 6:30pm PST
violations in china. hu also spoke with harry reid in what was probably an awkward meeting. >> hu and harry reid smile for the cameras, but the talks were overshadowed by comments made recently about the chinese leader, labeling him a dictator. many u.s. lawmakers vowed to bring up human rights in their talks with theremier, talks that were held behind closed doors. a number of leading u.s. politicians had snubbed the chinese leader in the evening before by declining an invitation to the dollar dinner held in his honor by the first couple. -- the gala dinner held in his honor by the first couple. [applause] he received an enthusiastic welcome when he spoke to members of the u.s.-china business council on thursday. billions of dollars of deals will be struck during the visit. he told his hosts at least some of what they wanted to hear. >> we will continue to intensify policies on reforms and openness in the areas of business, politics, and society. china will improve its social market economy and create a socialist system -- socialist economy based on the rule of law. >> a respected el
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Jan 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
nationalist party, after ma became president, taiwan signed a basic free trade packet with china. the country agreed to cut import barriers to certain products like milk fish. last year the island shipped 50% more fish to china than in 2010. ma's party took credit. rho took note of how ma improved ties with xhin and helped increase sales. now the fish farmer is thinking about voting for ma. candidate who will help better our standard of living. >> wand phones voters from the offices of the opposition democratic progressive party. every day she contacts as many as 100 people, asking them to vote for tsai, the party's local candidate. and she's going all out to make sure that registered dpp voters do not switch to the nationalist party. >> translator: this final week will be close. we have to hustle to raise the number of votes if we are to win. we need as much as possible. >> reporter: more than 10,000 people have gathered for the dpp rally here, and just now tsaiwen has arrived. the place is full of energy. >> reporter: as the campaign draws to a close, tsai has addressed large r
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May 3, 2012 6:30pm PDT
over to the authorities in china. >> chen guangcheng is now in this beijing hospital where he was brought by u.s. officials. in a phone interview with the reuters news agency, he said he now wants to leave china as soon as possible. he says he fears for his safety and that while he was planning to stay in china, he has now changed his mind. he says his family are with him and that they also want to get out of the country. the affair has overshadowed a visit to china by u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. in a speech before the country's leaders, she said beijing must protect human rights. >> because we believe that all governments do have to answer to citizens aspirations for dignity and the rule of law and that no nation can or should deny those rights. >> china's foreign ministry said it had no comment on chen's request to leave the country, but it repeated criticism of the united states role. >> the u.s. embassy to the chinese citizen chen guangcheng into the embassy in an irregular manner. china expresses its strong dissatisfaction over this. there was interference in chi
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Jun 5, 2012 6:30pm PDT
representatives from iran and afghanistan during the visit. that china is a key strategic partner for russia. bilateral trade is booming, but the two sides are also expected to discuss the situation in syria. china and russia, both members of the united nations security council, have repeatedly refused to take a tougher line on the assad regime. out of both china and russia oppose external intervention in a serious situation and oppose regime changed by force. >> another major point of discussion will be energy cooperation. russia is one of the world's largest energy producers and china one of the world's largest energy consumers. putin would like to conclude a natural gas deal with beijing, but the two sides have not been able to agree yet on pricing. russian trade with china has risen sharply over the last two years, and putin has set a target of $100 billion in annual bilateral trade by 2015. in all, china and russia are expected to sign more than a dozen major trade and business deals during putin's visit. >> i just a moment, we will have the latest on the preparations for the eur
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Feb 16, 2012 5:30pm PST
1.9% so far this friday morning. >>> japan's trade deficit with china grew nearly six fold in 2011 over the previous year. this was due to the natural disasters in eastern japan and the historically high yen which pushed down exports from japan while imports from china soared. the japan trade organization said last year's trade deficit with china stood at $22 billion. that's almost six times larger than in 2010. exports to china rose 8.3% to over $161 billion. however, the pace of growth slowed sharply compared with the increase of 36% in 2010. the march 11th disaster and strong yen caused a fall in exports of vehicles, food and semi conductors. imports increased 20% to over $183 billion. smart phones produced in china are rapidly growing in popularity in japan. another factor is a surge in the import of dry batteries, electric fans and other energy efficient products. they say it is likely the trade deficit with china will increase further. the organization says japan's exports will remain sluggish because of a slow down in the chinese economy. it adds that imports will continue t
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Nov 29, 2013 2:00pm PST
birthday would be unthinkable for both sides. >> china has scrambled warplanes to the air defense zone a unilaterally declared in the east china sea. >> japan, the u.s., and south korea have all sent in planes over the past few days, delivering -- deliberately ignoring china's demand that he be informed of all flights. >> the no-fly zone covers a group of islands claimed by both china and japan. they are currently under japanese control. >> china deployed its planes after the new air defense zone was breached by several american, japanese, and south korean military aircraft without warning. the chinese air force identified 10 japanese planes and two from the u.s. according to officials in beijing. china's establishment of the air defense zone was not directed towards any specific country or target. it is entirely for the purposes of exercising china's right to self-defense, and it will not cause regional tensions. japan is showing verbal restraint. the prime minister said his country wants to deal with the situation calmly and firmly. >> my door is always open for dialogue, and i would l
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Sep 11, 2012 2:30pm PDT
comes in second at 103% of gdp. then comes the eurozone in third place. china's debt ratio is well below the international average. however, for individual european countries, the numbers are much worse. the gdp of some eurozone countries continues to shrink and unemployment is high. which countries have the highest unemployment? >> it the united states? >> i heard it was spain. >> china? >> of the eurozone has the highest unemployment rate with 11.2%, higher than the u.s. and china. but europeans without work don't have to sleep on the streets. eurozone countries provide relatively generous assistance for the unemployed. but europeans fear they won't be able to afford this for much longer. eurozone countries have to compete not only with industrial giants like u.s. and japan, but also country still industrializing like china, india, and brazil. but which country has the biggest economy? >> the world's biggest economy? >> it germany? >> it probably china. >> the biggest economy in the world is still the usa. they make up 90% of the world economy. china is no. 2 with 14.3% of the wo
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Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
defense minister has voiced his concern over china's recent acquisition of control over a strategically important port in pakistan. his remarks came a week after pakistan's announcement that it would change the management of its southwestern part of gwadar to a chinese state-run firm. the transfer is a matter of concern for india. the port was built with chinese assistance and opened in 2007. it's situated near the strait of hormuz, a key oil shipping lane from the middle east. china has been helping india's other neighbors, particularly myanmar and sri lanka to construct and maintain port facilities. >> i can say it is a matter of concern to us. >> india is wary that china may be trying to increase its influence in the indian ocean, following similar efforts in the south china sea. >>> south korea's next leader has called politicians together to come up with a strategy to deal with with north korea. military leaders in pyongyang have threatened to carry out another nuclear test. >> translator: now is the time for both ruling and opposition parties to unite and call on north korea to st
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Jun 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
says long running tensions with china near a contested shore on the south china sea have finally eased. our bangkok buro has an update. >> more than two months have passed since a standoff near disputed outcrops in the south china sea. the philippine government on monday announced that both sides have pulled all their ships from the area. but it remains unclear whether any player up and tension can be avoided for long. nhk world, reports. >> the confrontation over scarborough shoal involved surveillance if other ships from the philippines and china. both countries assert sovereignty over the shoal. philippine foreign secretary says robert dell osario in a statement on monday that there are no longer any boats from either the philippines or china inside the shoal. he referred to the shoal usingity philippine name. the announcement puts an end to theter toral issue for now. but the dispute is far from being resolved. both countries cited poor weather for the withdraw of their ships. that allowed them to avoid looking like they were making any concessions. at a news conference on monday,
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Sep 13, 2011 6:30pm PDT
. >> italy turns to china for help as its interest rates soar. >> the taliban have launched attacks on u.s. and nato buildings. police say that they are still exchanging gunfire with taliban members holed up in an unfinished high-rise. our coverage begins with this report from cobble -- kabul. >> nato forces battle with taliban from the roof of the u.s. embassy. four hours, it blasts and gunfire echoed through the city. nato helicopters were called and to target the insurgents who were holed up in this building site overlooking the diplomatic quarter. this provided a well placed advantage for the attack. >> you could hear the explosions. >> the taliban raid poses another challenge to afghan forces as they gear up to take command of security in couple -- in kabul. >> we are witnessing the taliban trying to test consistently but they cannot stop it. it will continue. >> this is the third major taliban assault since june but one with a crucial difference, embassies and government buildings frequently come under attack but for the first time, the insurgents launched a coordinated attack on the
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Nov 12, 2014 6:00pm PST
what is coming up in the show. jubilation as a probe lands on a comet. >> china and the u.s. pledged to cooperate on climate change despite other major differences. >> and a close up look at the barbaric treatment of women by the islamic state. ♪ flex it is an historic moment for the european space agency. it has landed a probe on the surface of a comment, the first time that has ever -- on the surface of a comet, the first one that has ever been done. >> they're also concerned most of it is possible it is not securely anchored on the comet. first, this report on a journey that began 10 years ago and cost some 1.3 billion euros. flex after hours -- >> after hours of trepidation, this, try -- cries of joy from the control room in darmstadt. a seven hour dissent from the mothership, rosetta. -- a seven hour descent from the mothership, rosetta. the probe had safely landed on the surface of the comet. >> [speaking foreign language] >> a successful landing was far from certain. the terrain of the landing spot was also no -- unknown. meaning, it may not have been able to attach
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Apr 2, 2013 6:30pm PDT
has condemned the move as extremely alarming and is calling on russia and china to do more to rein in the unpredictable regime. >> in 2008, the north koreans blow up the cooling tower a year after the nuclear facility was shut down, but the government in p'yongyang plans to restart the plutonium plant as soon as possible. the reactor is capable of producing just 5 megawatts of power compared to state of the art plants capable of churning out 1,000 megawatts. analysts say north korea already possesses enough nuclear material to produce eight nuclear bombs. with it back on line, the material could multiplied in the years ahead. the united nations secretary general warned against further escalation on the korean peninsula. >> nuclear threats are not a game. aggressive rhetoric and military posturing only serve to grow fair and instability. >> if these reports are true, then this is very regrettable. north korea should honor agreements and promises made in the past and continue with the de-neutralization of the korean peninsula. our government is closely monitoring the situation. >> so
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Sep 29, 2014 6:00pm PDT
have called for the right to protest and be respected. china has responded by telling other states not to metal. >> tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators are continuing to stand in the heart of the financial district. the government demands to disperse and say they are determined to keep protests peaceful. the demonstrations for greater democracy are spilling into neighboring streets. >> we just want democracy and fairness and legislation of hong kong. something simple and nothing more. >> organizes demand the resignation of the current chief executive of the special administrative zone. he was beijing's choice in a controversial election more than two years ago. it is unclear how far beijing will go to quell the demonstrations and and the showdown but a spokeswoman for the chinese foreign ministry has warned other countries not to make public statements encouraging the protesters. >> hong kong is china's hong kong. hong kong is a special administrative region of china. hong kong is purely our internal affair. we are resolutely opposed to any foreign country using any me
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Feb 6, 2013 6:30pm PST
even two chinese sponsors. i think it is a reflection of how important china has become for the global film industry. like a lot of industries -- cars, mobile phones, everyone wants to get into china, and it is the same in the film business. china is the second largest film market after the u.s., and everyone wants to get in there because it is where the money is to be made. it has gotten so that in hollywood everyone wants their films to be played in china so they will get their scripts approved because if you do not have china nowadays, you will not make any money, and i think that is reflected even in a very respected our house festival like berlin that the future of the global industry is china. >> what can you tell us about the interest from china at the berlinale? >> obviously, "the grandmaster" is the biggest film coming out of china right now. the director is very successful and very well known in europe because most of his previous films have been very european, emotional traumas shot in a beautiful french style. this film is different. it has a bit of that, but it is a martia
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Jun 6, 2012 2:30pm PDT
spain's bank's boulder. >> russia and china meet to discuss regional issues. >> china getting a unique experience as venous passes in front of the sun. -- venus passes in front of the sun. from the head of europe's central bank, mario draghi, who said it was not up to the ecb to fill the vacuum left by governments failing to tackle the eurozone debt crisis. >> these comments dashed hopes the ec would cut interest rates at today's monthly meeting to boost the economy, and they piled the pressure on europe's leaders to get a grip on the crisis. but today, the european commission has been presenting new plans to deal with failing banks, but they will take years to come into force. >> with the crisis intensifying above all in spain, that could be much too late. >> the ecb boss is resisting growing pressure from the financial sector. not only did he leave the key lending rate unchanged, mario draghi also made it clear that it is the politicians who have to get europe out of this financial crisis. >> and the point is -- can the ecb fill the vacuum of lack of action by national governments on
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May 21, 2014 2:00pm PDT
-- russia and china signed a landmark energy deal. could it be a geopolitical game changer? >> with nigeria still reeling from yesterday's attacks, there are reports of more killings by militants. >> and we will take a look at some of the favorites at the cannes film festival. >> russia and china have signed an energy deal that promises to be a global game changer. a 30-year oil and gas contract that would pump hundreds of billions into kremlin coffers. >> it's far more than simply a trade pact. >> it was more than a decade in the making, and it is a political triumph for president vladimir putin, who was courting partners in asia as the west seeks to isolate him over his ukraine policy. >> russia's president vladimir putin was determined not to end his visit to china without a big deal. a few strokes of a pen by the two countries signal successful conclusion. the agreement with china's national petroleum organization will run over 30 years. the russian president hailed the agreement. >> this is the biggest contract in the history of the gas industry in the former ussr and the russi
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