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Mar 4, 2017 5:30pm PST
president took aim at china tieing it to the loss of factories and jobs here in this country. the president's relationship with china is a work in progress. the country's are going in opposite directions on trade and that was an undercurrent today as the chinese leadership got underway. nbc reports from beijing. >> reporter: at china's biggest political show of the year, lawmakers agree with whatever leaders tell them but casting a long shadow how to deal with president trump who's unpredictability could impact china's economy, its leaders and stability. >> if president trump looks as if he is bullying or being unfair to president xi i think the chinese will have to react in strong ways. >> reporter: donald trump is up against the cult of xi jinping, near complete control, loyalty of government, military and the people. the most powerful leader in decades. but china is undergoing a shift in how it sees its place in the world as president trump puts america first, china in many ways is choosing the opposite direction. like military spending. china said today it will ease up announc
Aug 12, 2017 5:30pm PDT
rise with north korea, we get a rare glimpse at the crucial trade link with china that keeps north korea running. >>> sick bay in space. training astronauts to double as first responders when there's a medical emergency on the mission to mars. >>> and close encounter. the remarkable scenes in the water as swimmers come within inches of a gentle giant. "nightly news" begins now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with jose diaz-balart. >>> good evening. terror and death in the streets of charlottesville, virginia, today as a car plowed into a crowd of protesters killing at least one and injuring many more. hours earlier, the virginia governor declared a state of emergency. this historic southern college town has seen two days of violent protests focused on race. white nationalists counterprotesters clashed as state troopers tried to keep the peace. they did not succeed. nbc's tom costello is there with the very latest. tom? >> reporter: jose, good evening. the streets are calm at this very moment but behind me police are still work
Dec 5, 2016 5:30pm CST
last friday, breaking decades of u.s.-china protocol. while top officials publicly insist the call was merely congratulatory. >> this was a moment of courtesy. >> reporter: a high level source familiar with the issue tells nbc news, mr. trump talked with top advisers about the possibility of establishing contact with taiwan for months. those talks intensified after elti john huntsman, a former ambassador to china, nou being eyed as a possible secretary of state, says, it's a smart move. >> you have a businessman who has become president of the united states, andr who understands real leverage and how to find real leverage in that relationship. >> reporter: for his part, mr. trump has tweet said, did china ask us if it was okay to devalue their currency? and as a candidate, he frequently took aim. >> we can't continue to allow china to rape our country. the state-run newspaper writing, creating troubles for the china-u.s. relationship is creating troubles for the u.s. itself. china policy experts say, this is a shake-up. >> trump is trying to change china policy, and it is a major r
Apr 5, 2017 6:30pm EDT
president trump welcomes china as his florida estate. peter alexander has details. >> i will do whatever i have to do. >> reporter: tonight president trump in a showdown with north korea and its erratic dictator kim jong un. >> we have a big problem. we have somebody that is not doing the right thing, and that's going to be my responsibility. >> reporter: that responsibility heightened by another north korean missile test 24 hours ago with the senior white house official telling nbc news all options are on the table. but dealing with the rogue nation's threat falls on china. the president this week warning if the chinese decide to help, that will be very good for china and if they don't, it won't be good for anyone. >> china is the only country in the world that has predominant material influence on north korea in trade, energy, and in coal. if china pulls the plug, north korea has no other option. >> reporter: the urgent issue certain to dominant tomorrow's high-stakes summit with the first face-to-face meeting with competing agendas. >> this is a time when the united states ac
Jan 7, 2016 6:30pm EST
market meltdown in china. here? >>> sinking 401(k)s, millions of americans money. >>> relentless, donald trump unleashes perhaps his most personal attack on the clintons yet. >>> trapped underground. an all-night rescue mission to save 17 miners, hundreds of feet beneath the earth after something went >>> what you eat. controversy tonight over what's in and what's not. red meat, eggs, now okay? >>> and the can opener, a nickname for a bridge that's seen crash after crash caught on camera. an internet sensation. why aren't drivers getting the heads-up? "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. it is a small world. no one knows that better than knows who watch the value of their savings and retirement accounts take another steep drop today. all because of china's economic problems. the dow's 392-point drop today brings losses for the first four trading days of the new year to 911 points or more than 5%. if it has us asking if china's woes can trigger those kind of losses in this country, what does it say about the health of our economy? nbc's anne thompson finds out. >> reporter
Jul 9, 2017 5:30pm PDT
court for new treatment. >>> solar switch. china's well-known for smog and pollution, but now the country's making strides to lead the world on clean energy. starting with a sea of solar panels. >>> and canine certified. why some dog owners want official confirmation that their four legged friends are good neighbors. nightly news begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc nightly news with kate snow. >>> good evening, a new report late today has the administration's relationship with russia in the spotlight again. the "new york times" reports the president's son donald trump jr. was promised damaging information about hillary clinton before agreeing to meet last summer with a russian lawyer with connections to the kremlin. in a statement, trump jr. confirmed the meeting but said the lawyer's statements were vague and made no sense and were a pretext to get him to agree to a meeting. this on a day when the president tried to clarify just what happened when he met with vladimir putin on friday. we begin with kelly o'donnell at the white house. . >> rep
Sep 25, 2015 5:30pm PDT
correspondent kristin welker. >> reporter: an elaborate welcome for the president of china, masking underlying tension between the two largest superpowers. but today a small step forward. president obama and jinping announced a joint agreement. neither the u.s. nor the chinese government will engage in cyber theft of intellectual property. >> this is progress but i have to insist that our work is not yet done. >> reporter: while all powers engage in spying, the u.s. has accused china of stealing trade secrets from u.s. companies. >> about 80% of economic espionage today is conducted by the chinese. >> reporter: and china's record on cyber attacks is extensive. the country accused of breaching the office of personal management last year, stealing the records of 20 million people. other suspected targets, major corporations, newspapers, defense contractors, and even the u.s. postal service. today the president announced he is still skeptical. >> what i said to president xi, and to the american people, the question now is are words followed by actions. >> reporter: mr. obama has pursued a strateg
Jan 7, 2016 6:30pm EST
knows who watch the value of their savings and take another steep drop today. all because of china's economic problems. the dow's 392-point drop today brings losses for the first four trading days of the new year to 911 points or more than 5%. if it has us asking if china's woes can trigger those kind of losses in this country, what does it say about the health of our economy? nbc's anne thompson finds out. >> reporter: another bungee jump for the nation's stock market. the dow plummeting more than 300 points at the open, bouncing back in the late morning, only to plunge again by early afternoon. what has traders and investors grabbing fistfuls isshe slowing growth in china, the world's second largest economy. today trading on china's stock market halted for the second time this week after a major sell-off. >> i think it's premature to be overly concerned. financial markets are fickle. i think in the end, really what matters for the u.s. economy. our fundamentals are rock solid. >> reporter: economists point to the improving jobs and housing market. still the chaos in china is fuelin
Dec 3, 2016 5:30pm CST
it esident of could alter u.s.-china relations. >>> global reach, the expanding ambitious of the right wing media company that championed don?rald trump for president and sees a bigger portunity after his election. >>> and inspiring america. two young athletes on two different tes. other headache it to the finish line? nightly news begins now. >> announcer from nbc news world headquarnte iew york, this is "nbc nightly news" with ?6 se dias balart. >>> good evening. weegin with an unfolding tragedy in norgaliforhea w it apprs thu be a staggering death toll after a fire broke out as a warehouse being used for a party. it hne across the bay fm san frcisco. offials she preparing for the ibility ass 40 people may have lost their lives. and theuestions about safety in that building are growing tonight. nbc's gotti schwartz is there. >> reporter: overnight in oakland a late night party turned into a warehouse inferno. understand, dozens unable to escape what firefighters described as a worst case no easy answers right now. >> reporr: today as the smoke clears, yellow tarps confirming a
Feb 10, 2017 6:30pm EST
trump fresh off talks with another asian power -- china. >> it was a very, very warm conversation. >> the president promising to honor the one china policy, which does not recognize an independent taiwan. for president trump, a reversal. >> i don't know why we have to be bound by one china policy. unless we make a deal with china. having to do with other things. >> his shift, a sign his administration hopes to settle concerns in asia. as here at home, unsettling signs of anger at his administration are boiling over. new education secretary betsy devos, physically blocked from a d.c. public school today. >> shame, shame! >> other demonstrators flooding republican town halls across the country. like in deep red georgia, and in utah. where voters demanded congressman jason chaffetz, who had the house oversight committee, do his job and investigate president trump. [ do your job! [. >> other protesters pushed lawmakers over the president's bid to get rid of the health care law. the person who will oversee that overhaul was sworn in former congressman tom price, now the head of health
Mar 18, 2017 5:30pm PDT
china's president. janice mackey frazier has more from beijing. >> reporter: in china, secretary of state rex tillerson faces his toughest meetings yet. his mission to pressure beijing to use its clout to rein in north korea. >> the tensions on the peninsula are quite right now and that things have reached a rather dangerous level, and we've committed ourselves to do everything we can to prevent any type of conflict from breaking out. >> reporter: with the threat level at a high and signs a nuclear test is imminent, tillerson rejected talks, yesterday warning a preemptive strike against kim jong-un's weapons programs could be next. >> the policy of strategic patience has ended. >> reporter: chinese officials urged cooler heads. the meetings were cordial but tense and landing hours hours before tillerson did, a tweet by president trump saying north korea is behaving badly and slamming china for doing little to help ease the threat. also complicating talks for the u.s. here, the missile defense system it's deploying in south korea. china so fiercely opposed, experts warn it could trigger an
Apr 12, 2017 5:30pm PDT
action against china. we get more from nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker. >> reporter: tonight president trump making a number of stunning reversals as he faces multiple foreign policy crisis after repeatedly calling nato obsolete on the campaign trail. >> nato in my opinion is obsolete. maybe nato will dissolve. and that's okay. >> reporter: now, mr. trump changing his tone while standing next to nato secretary general in the east room. >> i said it was obsolete. it's no longer obsolete. >> reporter: the move aimed at getting nato allies to ramp up their support in foreign fights and also pressing those countries to pay their fair share to support nato's mission but another striking reversal tonight after vowing to label china a currency manipulator as a candidate. >> they are grand masters of currency manipulation. >> reporter: tonight telling "the wall street journal" they're not currency manipulators, explaining taking that step could influence his talks with china on north korea. the president wants china's help to press north korea to back off its re
Apr 15, 2017 6:30pm EDT
problem. the problem will be taken care of. i think china has really been working very hard. >> reporter: china has urged both sides to back down cautioning it could spiral out of control with u.s. war ships on the way and seoul within striking distance of north korean missiles. one mistake could trigger disaster and u.s. officials say north korea has issued a notice to mar anywheres off the coast in the sea of japan to be on alert. that uncertainty loomed over the parade marking the anniversary of kim jong-un's grandfather, north korea's most important day of the year. there's still the risk the regime could soon carry out a nuclear or missile test with another anniversary in just ten days and a presidential election here in south korea next month. >> thank you. >>> the white house continues to focus on the north korea situation this holiday weekend after days of rising tension and behind the scenes diplomacy and vice president mike pence is heading to the region tonight. nbc is traveling with the president and reports from west palm beach. >> reporter: with a wave from air force two, t
Jul 5, 2017 6:30pm EDT
. did that to iran's nuclear program. or a naval blockade if china would cooperate. today the president tweeting trade between china and north korea grew almost 40% in first quarter. so much for china working with us. we had to give it a try. the most likely option, dialing up the economic pressure on china to take action against north korea. but china is refusing, and finally there is a diplomatic option the u.s. has been resisting -- negotiating with the rogue regime. >> andrea mitchell in washington, thank you. >>> the president arrived in poland tonight with another tough leader on his mind -- russia's vladimir putin. on friday the two men will meet for the first time on the sidelines of the g-20 summit in germany. will there be a confrontation and just what is on each leader's agenda? hallie jackson is traveling with the president. >> reporter: with a few final words before leaving washington -- >> we'll do very well. >> reporter: -- president trump predicting we're going to do very well, stepping on to his plane optimistic, stepping off in the shadow of russia. in poland
Jul 4, 2017 5:30pm PDT
and japan will put up with this much longer. perhaps china will put a heavy move on north korea and end this nonsense. earlier this year the top commander in the pacific admitting that north korea has put hawaii on guard. >> kim jong-un is clearly in a position to threaten hawaii today. >> two, one, ignition. >> u.s. officials say that their own successful test of a missile interceptor in late may that took down a missile during a simulated attack on california can keep the continental u.s. safe until 2020. >> this represents an incremental improvement in their missile capability. but it is a game-changer if they can hit the united states. >> in korea where its morning, u.s. and south korea officials fired missiles in a symbolic show of force in direct response to what the pentagon is calling, north korea's destablizing unlawful actions on july 4th. >> hanse nichols, thank you. how will the u.s. respond to the latest test? for more, president trump's possible options here, we get details from nbc's kristen welker in washington. >> reporter: president trump marking his first fourth o
May 28, 2017 6:30pm EDT
u.s. is hoping that china will exert its influence over north korea to t encourage china the u.s. has put on hold a big delivery of weapons to china's biggest rival, taiwan. was in taiwan. >> reporter: taiwan's military is testing its fire power against the threat of invasion by china. most of the weaponry here is american-made, under a long-standing deal that makes the u.s. the island's sole supplier. >> reporter: this is a drill, but the threat tie waysigh juan sees as real. despite early signals including a controversial phone wall can taiwan's leader, the trump administration has stalled on delivering a billion dollar arms deal for jets, anti-ship weapons and missile systems. a u.s. official told nbc news holding back arms for discussed as a way to improve ties with china at a time when president trump wants chinese help to reign in north korea. >> every single administration since bill clinton has eventually realized that beijing will not deliver on north korea because beijing sees no interest in the interest being resolved completely. >> reporter: since the president's apri
May 29, 2016 6:30pm EDT
. >>> and the human arrow, a daredevil in a w china's great wall. "nightly news" begins now. >> announcer: from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news." reporting tonight, thomas roberts. >> we begin tonight with jaw-dropping moments at the cincinnati zoo gorilla exhibit after a 3-year-old boy somehow got through its fencing, falling at least ten feet into the pen and then getting cornered by a 400 pound silver back all as the child's mom watched in horror. at times the massive primate violently dragged the boy at lightning speeds and other times appeared to demonstrate a protective concern. with no time to spear, zookeepers acted with lethal force against the able to save the boy. our gadi schwartz has the terrifying moments all caught on camera. >> reporter: ten minutes of terror. >> mommy's right here. >> reporter: this cell phone video showing a 400 pound gorilla and behind him in the corner of his exhibit, a 3-year-old boy. suddenly screams. [ screaming ] >> reporter: the gorilla dragging the boy through the water then stops. you can hear the mother talkin
Apr 14, 2017 7:00pm EDT
attack. the best option, getting china to pressure north korea, as president trump is doing with china's president xi. china's foreign minister warning the u.s. and north korea to stop provoking and threatening each other. >> the hope is china and there is some indication of this is willing to take a tougher stand here. >> reporter: if there is a nuclear test, the likely u.s. response will be a tough statement and perhaps [000:03:59;00] missile launch aimed at the u.s., that would be different. the u.s. would take military action, try to shoot it down. lester? >> andrea mitchell. thank you. >>> as the world watches and waits for north korea's next move as well as the american response, anxieties are running high in neighboring south korea as we reported from seoul, nbc has more on their fears tonight and how some south koreans are taking great risks and challenge with the north korean regime on their own. [speaking foreign language]. >> reporter: tonight, south korea is on edge. the top story on local news, new fears are growing war of words could spiral out of control making seo
Apr 14, 2017 5:30pm PDT
getting china to pressure north korea. as president trump is doing with china's president xi. china's foreign minister tonight warning the u.s. and north korea to stop provoking and threatening each other. >> the hope is, that china -- and there's some indication of this, is willing to take a tougher stand here. >> if there is a nuclear test, the likely u.s. response will be a tough statement, and perhaps a show of force. but if there were a missile launch aimed at the u.s. that would be different. the u.s. would take military action and try to shoot it down. >> thank you, andrea mitchell. >>> as the world waits for the next move as well as america's response. as we reported from seoul last week, millions there live and work within range of the north's deadly arsenal. janis mackey frayer has more on on south korea. >> reporter: tonight south korea is on edge. the top story on local news. new fears a growing war of words could spiral out of control. making seoul with 10 million people, just 35 miles from the border, the target of a north korean attack the concern so high, japan is repo
Oct 21, 2016 2:15am MDT
. >> she has no idea. >> it's time for you to stake a stand. >> whether it's russia, china, or anybody else. >> reporter: today the intelligence community pushing back hard. director of national intense reasserting russia was behind the wikileaks hack. >> when we say we're think it's speaks for itself. >> reporter: nbc news has learned from government sources trump was even briefed on russia's involvement with the hack in his national security briefings, three weeks after he openly asked putin's government to find clinton's missing e-mails. >> russia, if you're listening, i hope you're able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. >> reporter: less than 24 hours after that contentious debate, both donald trump and alfred e. smith charity dinner, where the only thing separating them will be a priest. cardinal timothy dolan, seating right between them. >> all right, katy tur, thanks. a potentially tense and awkward affair certainly after what happened on that stage last night. at times, things got personal. heated moments that included the kind of name-calling we've never quite heard
Sep 3, 2016 5:30pm PDT
," including chuck todd's exclusive interview with mike pence. >>> in china tonight, president obama and that country's president gave their formal backing to a worldwide agreement aimed at fighting climate change. ron allen is in china and has more on this tonight. ron? >> reporter: jose, for president obama a huge victory combatting climate change, one of the most important objectives during his time in office. today, the united states formally committing to the paris climate accords. president obama met with the president of china today who made the same commitment to this agreement. the world's two biggest economies and carbon emitters uniting on an issue while fighting over everything from global trade to cyber hacking. in his remarks, president obama warned that rising temperatures blamed for severe storms, droughts, and floods threaten mankind. >> someday we may see this as the moment that we finally decided to save our planet. >> reporter: while the vast majority of scientists agree human activity and pollution are causing climate change, some critics still disagree and say presi
Aug 14, 2017 7:00pm EDT
u.s. including guam, mattis said, if they do that, it's game on. u.s. officials say china is the key to a diplomatic solution, but today the president is launching an investigation into beijing's theft of u.s. trade secrets. >> this is just the beginning. i want to tell you that. this is just the beginning. >> reporter: mr. trump eager to keep a campaign promise. >> we can't continue to allow china to rape our country. >> reporter: but slamming china now could be a problem, just as the joint chiefs chairman was arriving in beijing. earlier in south korea saying china is key to cracking down on kim jong-un. >> it's going to require china not only to do what they did at the united nations security council which was to vote for sanctions but to enforce those sanctions. >> reporter: another sticking point, the president's fiery rhetoric rattling u.s. allies reports nbc's bill neely in seoul. >> south korea's president moon is calling on the uto the u.s. will act calmly and responsibly. not everyone's certain here. this is a nervous country. >> reporter: and a nervous region hearing the p
Apr 2, 2017 6:30pm EDT
also to rein in the regime and president trump prepares to lean on china. tonight lester holt in a region on edge. desperate hours. the search for hundreds still missing after an avalanche of water tears apart a town, killing at least 200. >>> and royal intrigue. the british gofrm spying on its love-sick king. the new documentary with a scandal within a scandal. t the "nightly news" begins now. >> the nbc world news headquarters in new york. this is "nbc nightly news" with kate snow. >> good evening. a disturbing trend driven by technology, crimes committed live on line with other people watching and doing nothing to help the victim. chicago authorities say it happened in their city again about two weeks ago when a teenager was viciously attacked. the superintendent of police saying today he was inspired by her courage in coming forward, but there are so many questions tonight about who should be held responsible and how to prevent crimes like this from happening. morgan ratford has our report. >> reporter: tonight a 14-year-old boy facing charges of assault and child pornography f
Sep 21, 2017 4:00pm PDT
including trading goods, service and technology, and in a surprising move, the president said china's central bank has ordered its other banks to cut off north korea. mr. trump has been pushing china to get tougher for months. >> that was a somewhat unexpected move, and we appreciate it. >> reporter: analysts say china's involvement is critical. >> if there's any country that has the ability to move the north koreans towards negotiations in a more peaceful outcome of this crisis, it's china. >> reporter: the sanctions, a sign the president still wants to give diplomacy a chance even after unleashing this threat earlier in the week. >> but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea. >> what would be the definition of being forced to defend ourselves? >> it's attacks on us or our allies. >> actual attack? >> of course, of course. >> reporter: still, the president's combative language -- >> rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. >> reporter: -- prompting north korea to compare him to a dog barking.
Nov 29, 2015 6:30pm EST
of students from china studying at u.s. colleges and universities have tripled in the last decade with ouchb the biggest chinese student populations a the the university of illinois. how is the school trying to make them feel part of the school experience. one way is in the play by play. >> the sights and sounds of college football. what could be more american. but wait. how is that again? that's right. play by play in mandarin. in the only program of its kind, bruce liu and david hood broadcast every home game in their language for more than 5,000 students for the university of illinois. bruce is the stats guy, david is the one with the energy. some things don't translate exactly. what about the term for quarterback. what is it in chinese? neither of them had seen a game until a few years ago. >> i have no idea what i'm looking at. i get so excited. i have no idea. it's different than chinese culture. i'm shocked. people hugging and kissing. it's fun. >> what they might lack in expertise, they make up with enthusiasm. listen to this illinois win earlier in the season. [ speaking
Apr 7, 2017 5:30pm PDT
strike. in the mediterranean, the launch beginning. in florida, the president hosting china's leader for steak and salad. 90 minutes later, he's briefed in this secure room at mar-a-lago. the mood inside cautiously confident. according to an administration official. not long after the president addresses the nation. >> even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack. >> this now has provided the administration a demonstration moments for the rest of the world to include the chinese and the russians, to understand that there's a new sheriff in town. >> reporter: in washington today, lawmakers briefed on what happened. >> the signal is as important as the actual damage that was done. >> reporter: even some who back the strike don't like how the president cut out congress. >> i think the president owes it to the american people to come to congress and present a plan. >> reporter: the administration argues the commander in chief can decide on his own to take military action to protect the u.s. but by getting involved in syria, the president reversed his past position
Jul 30, 2015 5:30pm PDT
, china alone is responsible for attacks to almost 700 public and private targets in the u.s. in the last five years. we get more tonight from our justice correspondent, pete williams. >> reporter: as the u.s. scrambles to learn the extent of a massive theft of federal government personnel records said to have been stolen by china, nbc news has obtained a classified government report that shows the remarkably pervasive reach of chinese cyber spying nationwide. this national security agency map shows a red dot for every successful computer intrusion by china over the past five years. nearly 700 with computer attacks in every state but north dakota. the northeast corridor from washington to new york is a massive blob of red. and intrusions are clustered around california's silicon valley. the aerospace regions of the pacific northwest, and southern california's defense industrial base. among the trade secrets targeted, the specifications for hybrid cars. formulas for profitable drugs, and the workings of civilian and military air traffic control systems. the fbi says that chinese also
Oct 2, 2016 3:30pm PDT
. >> they have special needs children adopted from china. >> they need time and love. >> then something extraordinary happens. lisa just browsing on facebook saw a picture of a 13-year-old orphan who looked just like their 12-year-old daughter aubrey. >> they wonder could she have a sister. the orphange agreed -- looks like we are going to china again. >> they decided to bring the girls together who for years lived in the same orphanage but never knew they were sisters. they have to act quickly. avery's birthday is just months away. >> you are talking about a process that normally happens in two and a half years, you were going to fast track it in five months? >> and it was the most stressful thing. >> with help from officials and friends in the united states and china and more than $50,000 raised through a go-fund me campaign, they did it. adoption papers in record time >> there was just no way we were not going to do it. >> jean set out to bring avery home. >> back in kentucky, a homecoming and a new start. >> in our wildest dreams, did you think you had a sister? >> no. >> but, now a
Apr 11, 2016 5:30pm PDT
state secrets with china relating to our national security. the news comes at a time when tensions have already increased dramatically between the two militaries. the u.s. surveillance plane was dangerously harassed by chinese fighter jets last september. our pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski has new details on this breach. >> reporter: as a u.s. naval officer, he flew missions in the navy's most advanced spy planes. to gather intelligence on china's military. but in a stunning turnabo turnabout, lieutenant commander edward lin is now charged with providing u.s. secrets to the chinese. on his facebook page, lin is seen in tiananmen square. in a heavily redacted indictment, lin is charged with 17 counts of espionage, passing secrets to china and taiwan, and two counts involving prostitution and adultery. lin, a taiwan national, came to the u.s. at age 14 and became a naturalized citizen eight years ago. as an intelligence specialist aboard the navy's top secret aires 2 spy plane, he gathered electronic signals, intercepts of chinese military communications. intelligence experts fea
Aug 21, 2015 5:30pm PDT
. and we live in an interconnected global economy. >> how bad is china? >> it's worse than you think. whatever you might think, it's worse. >> reporter: last week china devalued its currency to make its exports cheaper, sparking concerns of a currency war with the u.s. >> we don't know whether or not they have the capability to contain their own problems. there's been a lot of overinvestment there. there's been a lot of bad investment. there's been a lot of corruption in the investment that's been made there. we don't quite understand how it all plays out. >> reporter: also weighing on the markets, the dramatic slide in oil price now at a six-year low below $40 a barrel. good news at the pump where prices are expected to drop to $2 a gallon by the end of the year. already $2.19 at this station in dallas. >> the cheaper the better. >> reporter: but it's bad news for big oil companies, many of which are now laying off employees. big oil company stocks have been hit especially hard on wall street. so what should americans with money in the stock market do now? experts say it may be best
Aug 10, 2015 5:30pm PDT
taiwan and china got clobbered by a powerful typhoon with winds over 120 miles an hour. dozens of people were killed. and tonight we are seeing the power of that storm up close. spawning a tornado, flinging cars like toys, as nbc's janet shamlian shows us. >> reporter: ominous skies in the typhoon's aftermath. and then out of nowhere, debris flying. as what appears to be a tornado is caught on dash cam video. reported yesterday. a car is picked up and pulled into the funnel cloud. and then an injured woman can be seen tossed like a toy on the side of the road. these are the haunting images from taiwan and china where the typhoon triggered mudslides, heavy rain and flooding. crushing houses and washing away roads. in taiwan, a record 4 million homes lost power. and with people feared swept out to sea, the human toll is likely to rise. 25 inches of rain, the most in a century, lashed parts of eastern china. a quarter of a million people were evacuated. many had to be rescued. days after landfall, waves, mud and wind. the typhoon has left chaos in its wake. janet shamlian, nbc news, london.
Jun 20, 2017 6:30pm EDT
test. tomorrow the u.s. and china meet in washington to discuss options. president trump tweeting late today, while i greatly appreciate the efforts of president xi in china, it has not helped out. at least i know china tried. apparently on the eve of those talks, not blaming beijing for north korea's behavior. >> andrea mitchell, thank you. >>> turning to an alarming confrontation in the sky between the u.s. and russia, with tensions escalating between the two countries. u.s. officials say a russian fighter jet intercepted an american spy plane over international waters. as nbc's pentagon correspondent hans nichols explains, the aircraft came within feet of each other. >> reporter: the dramatic incident happening between a u.s. spy plane like this one and an armed russian jet over the baltic sea. the russian fighter jet approaching at high speed tracking along the american reconnaissance plane's right wing at close distance. then passing under it, only to emerge off the other wing, at one point coming within five feet of the american aircraft. these kind of moves known as interce
Dec 16, 2016 6:30pm EST
catch them. they have no idea if it's russia or china or somebody, it could be somebody sitting in a bed someplace. >> reporter: and as a candidate, even seemed to encourage russia to hack clinton during his last news conference in july. >> but it would be interesting to see. i will tell you this, russia, if you're listening, i hope you're able to find will the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. i think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. >> reporter: so will his tone change? tonight a top transition official telling nbc news, mr. trump is prepared to address the issue with president obama even if not publicly. >> the president-elect and the president will probably confer about this before anything happens and my guess is because they have the common cause and the common. >> of tcommon interest of the american people to connect them. >> reporter: high stakes as the president-elect prepares to take office. >>> as we head into the weekend, millions of americans are headed for the most bitter blast of the season so far. dangerous cold and snow on the way for some big popu
Aug 7, 2017 6:30pm EDT
-un. both china and russia voting yes. in washington, talk of the potential need to plan for military options. >> there's nothing like the threat of a ballistic missile landing on your homeland to claire grify your thinking. the united states has to take prudent military planning into account. >> reporter: while at the asia summit, tillerson warning russia's foreign minister the election hacking has seriously damaged relations. >> this had created serious mistrust between our two countries. >> reporter: vladimir putin spear fishing in siberia does not appear to be worried. in separate meegsz with russia and china -- meetings with russia and china at the summit, the secretary of state pressing them to enforce the sanctions instead of cheating, to avoid a military conflict all sides agree would be catastrophic. >> andrea mitchell in washington. thanks. >>> to another big story -- violent weather striking across the country from the south all the way up through the northeast. nearly 40 million people under flash flood watches today. dramatic images out of texas. emergency workers racing
Nov 11, 2017 6:30pm EST
that he needs not only china but russia's help to stop the nuclear weapons program from the north. >> kelley, while he suggests unity on north korea, is he suggesting unity on trade? >> reporter: he really has a different approach there, jose. on north korea, he says it is a worldwide problem that must be solved with collective resolve. but when it comes to trade, in particular the apec conference, he told the asian leaders he would work with them to negotiate individual deals country by country, but he would not bring the u.s. into large-scale trade deals. >> kelley o'donnell, thank you very much. >>> six days after a gunman shot and killed 26 people at a church in texas, we are killer from some of those who knew him and worked with him. nbc's ron allen reports from texas on the latest. >> reporter: today an old-fashioned texas barbecue. thousands of neighbors from the sutherland springs area gathered to give compassion to raise money to help victims' families. >> i want my girls to see what it looks like for a community to many come together. >> reporter: the community outpourin
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