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Nov 10, 2014 5:00am PST
we're following this hour. the leaders of japan and china have held talks for the first time in more than two years. they have agreed to work towards better relations. >>> and a meeting of apec leaders has gotten under way in beijing. china is moving to take steps to create a new economic order. >>> the leaders of japan and china have agreed to improve ties in the spirit of a mutually beneficial strategic relationship. prime minister shinzo abe and chinese president xi jinping held talks in beijing on the sidelines of the asia pacific economic cooperation forum. it is the first time they've met one-on-one since they took office. the meeting lasted for about 30 minutes. the onset of the talks was open to the media. it was the first summit between the two countries in 2 1/2 years. bilateral relations have been tense over a group of islands in the east china sea and perceptions of history. abe said china's peaceful development is an aid opportunity for japan and the international community. he said he wants to work with china to make use of the opportunity as the world's second and thir
Jan 21, 2015 11:00pm EST
quote of the union address. >> china wants to write the rules for the world's fastest growing region. that would put our workers and our businesses at a disadvantage. why would we let that happen? we should write those rules. we should level the playing field. that's why i'm asking both parties to give me trade promotion authority to protect american workers with strong new trade deals from asia
Aug 11, 2014 7:00am JST
government officials have expressed concern about growing tensions in the south china sea at the asean regional forum in myanmar, but they've failed to agree on concrete measures to dial down the tensions over disputed territory. the forum includes japan, the united states, china, and other asian nations. the focus at the forum this year was on territorial disputes in the south china sea between china and other asean members. nhk world's roslyn debhavalya reports from myanmar's capital. >> reporter: resolving the disputes is a key task, but asean's ten members failed to take concerted action during the meetings, largely thanks to china's strategy of divide and rule. on the sidelines of the meetings, chinese officials promised thailand economic aid. many western countries strongly criticized thailand's military leadership after it staged a coup in may. but china swam against the tide by offering its support for the military government. >> translator: china bases its relations with thailand on its own circumstances. beijing will not sever political and economic ties with thailand, despit
Jun 8, 2014 8:00am JST
july deadline. delegates from the u.s., russia, china, britain, france, and germany have spent years negotiating with their iranian counterparts. they want to ensure tehran doesn't use its nuclear technology to develop weapons of mass destruction. the sides disagree on how many centrifuges should be allowed for iran's two uranium enrichment facilities. they are also arguing about the heavy water reactor being built in the western city of arak. iranian officials want to press on with construction. >>> japan's prime minister has returned from a visit to europe where he attended a g7 summit in brussels. prime minister shinzo abe arrived at tokyo's haneda airport on saturday evening. the two-day summit was attended by the leaders of britain, canada, france, germany, italy, japan, the united states, and the european union. they discussed ukraine, tensions in the eastern south china seas and the global economy. g7 leaders called on russia to exercise further restraint over ukraine, warning that they are ready to impose tougher sanctions on the country if needed. in an apparent reference to
Aug 9, 2014 11:00pm JST
territorial disputes in the south china sea. china joined the ten asean members on saturday on the sidelines of the ministerial talks. nhk world is following the story in myanmar's capital. >> reporter: the talks have not started well. china rejected a proposal by the philippines that would have imposed a moratorium on activities that could escalate tensions. but chinese foreign minister yi agreed with counterparts to draw up a legally binding action plan. china appears to be following a twin strategy of rejecting anything that might act as a break on its territorial claims while continuing to offer an olive branch in the form of other talks. the philippines presented the proposal at talks on friday. many members expressed support. the proposed moratorium was put on the table again at saturday's meeting with wang, but he swatted it away. >> translator: if the relevant proposals are there to serve as a double standard. if that's the case, that would be even more unfair and is unacceptable. >> reporter: manila accuses beijing of reclaiming the south reef and four other shoals in the
Nov 20, 2015 7:00pm PST
south china sea are expected to be a focus of the discussion. beijing's claim to the almost entire south china sea is shown on chinese maps with a nine-dash line that stretches deep into the maritime heart of southeast asia. it clashes with claims by some asean members including the philippines and vietnam. nhk world's bureau chief in kuala lumpur hideki yabu joins us now. hideki, the south china sea will be a topic of discussion, but in the wake of the paris attacks, counterterrorism will also be high on the agenda. >> yes. the paris attacks are a brutal reminder for southeast asian nations of a threat they also face. malaysia and indonesia are majority muslim nations, and more than 500 of their citizens are believed to have joined the islamic state militants. so countering the group's influence here is an urgent task. the group has made active efforts to recruit members from southeast asia. last year in july, they uploaded an online video in the indonesian language. last month, asean nations held their first ministerial talks to discuss ways to curb extremist ideologies. the philippine
Nov 11, 2014 5:00am PST
zone, which would cover the entire asia pacific region. analysts say china appears to have used its position as the host of the summit to boost influence in the region. this comes at the expense of the united states and japan. in this special "newsline" coverage, we'll be focusing on china's diplomatic maneuvering at the summit. the leaders of the 21-member apec forum have issued a joint declaration. it commits the apec nations and regions to study the feasibility of the new regional economic integration. it would be called the free trade area of the asia pacific. the statement says the results of their research will be compiled by the end of 2016 with the goal of setting up the new framework at the earliest possible date. >> translator: the apec leaders have agreed to promote a road map to create the free trade area in the asia pacific. this is a historic step forward. >> president xi says he hopes to create the proposed free trade framework as soon as possible. he stressed this meeting produced major results. the chinese president also announced that his country would provide $10
Nov 6, 2015 7:00pm PST
: the summit will be the first since taiwan and mainland china split 66 years ago following the civil war. relations were hostile for a long time. but in 1993, the heads of the private liaison offices from both sides got together for the first time in singapore. the situation started to improve in 2008 with ma's election as president. there was a breakthrough last year when two sides held their first ministerial meeting in china. >> translator: we're going to meet in a place other than taiwan or china. this is an historic first for us. it shows that our relations have matured. >> reporter: ma describes his talks with xi has an historic milestone. he says the dialogue will be aimed at maintaining peace and stability, and it's unrelated to taiwan's upcoming presidential election. some regional experts disagree. they say the meeting has been timed with the january election firmly in mind. ma's ruling nationalist party is polling badly. >> president ma has tried to hold the summit meeting with president xi jinping for at least two years. and the mainland china has rejected president ma's
Jul 31, 2014 7:00pm JST
and china's maritime activities. we ask japan's defense minister about the future course of the nation's defense >>> international investigators are expressing growing frustration over their lack of access to the site where a malaysia airlines plane crashed. the passenger jet was shot down earlier this month over eastern ukraine. representatives of russia and ukraine are set to hold discussions to try to find a way forward on that issue and the conflict in ukraine. nhk world's craig dale is covering developments. >> reporter: those representatives will meet in belarus with a delegate from the organization for security and cooperation in europe. they want to be able to get investigators access to that crash site. and to do that they need to find a way to get a truce between russian -- pro-russian separatists and ukrainian forces who are fighting in the east. a missile brought down flight mh-17 two weeks ago, killing all 298 people on board. more than half of them from the netherlands. international team of investigators led by the dutch have tried time and again to access the sit
Dec 18, 2012 7:30am EST
in the asia-pacific. they have been troubled by increase in tension between japan and china over which country owns the islands in the east china sea. and they're concerned the conflicting flames allowed to fester, it could unsettle the dynamic in the region. they want to see security policies and sophisticated diplomacy to calm the situation. u.s. leaders are worried of being drawn into a military confrontation because of their alliance with japan. >> our message to the new japanese government is the same assed to former japanese government, is that we want to see both japan and china avoid provocative acts. we want to see them talk to each other and work this through by dialogue. >> reporter: now japan is tied up in another territorial dispute with south korea. u.s. officials would like to see japanese put aside their differences in the islands in the sea of japan. american diplomats rely on partners in both countries to contain the threat of north korea. as we saw last week, north korea may well be on the way to gaining technology on long-range missile. president obama said th
Jan 7, 2011 5:00pm PST
policies stephen bosworth in tokyo on friday. bosworth visited south korea and china before flying to japan. north korea offered to allow u.n. nuclear inspectors into its uranium enrichment facility and recently called for unconditional talks with south korea at an early date. sasae and bosworth discussed the north's strategy and exchanged views on china's proposal to hold meetings of the six-party talks on the north's nuclear program. but they agreed that they will continue to urge north korea to take concrete action toward dismantling its nuclear facilities as a precondition for resuming talks. two officials confirmed that japan, the united states and south korea will continue to coordinate their positions on north korea. >>> the chinese government says president hu jintao will visit the united states for four days starting the 18th of this month. it will be the president's first visit to the u.s. in five years. the chinese foreign ministry announced details of the trip on friday. it says hu will meet u.s. president barack obama in washington on the 19th. china views the trip as one
Dec 7, 2013 6:30pm PST
unanimously and talk to the resolution calling on china to immediately withdraw all its recent establishment of i and defense identification zone although the east china sea the resolution says japan cannot accept the declaration of it as only because china treats can stay solvent a constant condoms as a fake lights on. controls the items china and taiwan claimed that it says china's declaration is a great infringement of japan's tutorial sovereignty the resolution says he and his own restricts freedom of flight although the high seas it also says he has only will heighten tension although the east china sea and undermine peace and stability in the asia pacific region. you don't like it was accidental closely cooperate with united states and other countries to calmly and resolute to deal with china's attempt to change the status quo by force. i know we are determined to attack japan's territorial and waters and airspace. lower house adopted the symbol of resolution the previous day. javanese defense witness the key to legal then i am the philippines secretary of defense bullpen
Jul 11, 2015 12:00am PDT
organization. the group consists of russia china and four countries in central asia. leaders gathered with those of five observer states including india, pakistan and mongolia. they agreed to start procedures to promote the indians and pakistanis. they also signed a statement for china's plan to develop an economic belt along the silk road and remarked on the victories that their countries won 70 years ago in world war ii. russian president vladimir putin said he will visit beijing in september to help commemorate the defeat of japanese militarism. leaders in moscow are increasingly at odds with the government of the united states and countries in europe. analysts say the russians aim to boost the shanghai cooperation organization's influence by strengthening their ties with china, and promoting india and pakistan. >>> vietnamese state media report one of their country's fishing boats have sunk in the south china sea. they say it was rammed by a ship at the islands both countries claim. the newspaper says the boat was operating near the parasol islands. it encountered two chi
Nov 9, 2012 7:30am EST
. >>> spotlight on china. hundreds of foreign journalists are in beijing for the communist party's congress trying to cover a high profile political transition playing out behind closed doors. welcome to nhk world "newsline." top leaders and officials from across china spent the day mapping out where their country will go over the next five years. they are taking part in the communist party's congress. between now and next wednesday delegates will work out the details of china's transition of power, then will get official confirmation of who will be among the next generation of leaders taking control of this economic superpower. the 18th congress of the chinese communist party opened thursday. it happens every five years. between now and next week representatives will be approving new policies and appointing new party leaders. delegates from each of china's provinces held regional discussions friday. they went over the issues they're concerned about and talked about the ways to fix the problems they face. nhk world's james tengan is covering the congress. he joins us from beijing.
Oct 12, 2012 7:30am EDT
, economies of europe and the u.s. starting to really stagnate. we are seeing a slowdown in china. and india. wondering how much can asia continue to support growth? >> as we see,isha^ kra asia re leader. we expect asia to grow 5.5% this year, rising to 6 poe% this yea above global growth. i would say, you will see demand pick up in asia and keep growing -- growth active and robust. >> speaking of domestic demand, how much will that be able to really shield asian countries, do you think from the global slowdown we are seeing. what do policy makers need to do to ensure that domestic demand continues? >> this is a very important issue. they're dealing with this, two ways to handle this. there is ram oom to build new stimulus on the fiscal side. for many countries, inflation is back in the comfort zone. and for national conditions a. accomodated. looking ahead -- asia is looking to rebalance. and raise domestic demand in different ways. between china and other countries in asia. >> so far there really hasn't been a whole lot of focus on fiscal consolidationof asian countries do they need to thi
May 30, 2011 5:00pm PDT
leader kim jong-il is home after a week-long tour of china. he traveled 5,000 kilometers on an unprecedented third trip to china in just a year. >> translator: north korean leader kim jong-il made an unofficial visit to china from may 20th to 26th at the invitation of president hu jintao. >> kim's spoke was observing china's economic development. kim's first stop was a lake near the city of mudanjang, his father had a battle against japanese forces in the 1930s. kim next visited an automobile factory, a supermarket and a solar panel factory in yangzhou and electronics factory in nanjing. he met hu jintao in beijing. >>> earlier we spoke to a reporter about the in-depth look of kim's latest visit to china. >> what can we learn from kim jong-il's trip to china? >> no north korean leader since 1950s has ever visited china three times a year. kim's latest visit was reportedly to ask the chinese government for economic aid. goal of creating what it calls a powerful and prosperous nation in 2012. its currency in 2009 ended in failure. experts say kim is becoming frustrated because th
Jan 7, 2017 12:00am PST
country improving ties with russia and china. analysts say duterte is supporting the rivalry between the u.s. and the two other super powers. >>> and that will wrap up our bulletin. i'm in bangkok. >>> u.s. president-elect donald trump says toyota should drop plans to build an auto plant in mexico. on thursday trump tweeted that the car giant should be slapped with heavy taxes if the factory is built. but officials with japan's largest carmakers say they are going ahead with the plan. he tweeted of toyota's plans. no way. build plant in u.s. or pay big border tax. trump demands a review of the north america free trade agreement or nafta. he says he wants to protect domestic jobs and will impose a 35% tariff on products made overseas by u.s. companies. following the tweet, officials at toyota have told nhk the plant in mexico will be a new facility and is not a relocation from the united states. they say the plant will not cut toyota's u.s. production or workforce and that they are looking forward to cooperating with the trump administration. prior to the tweet, toyota preside
Aug 9, 2014 7:00pm JST
asian's foreign ministers in discussing disputes in the south china sea. china joined the ten asean members on saturday. nhk world is following the story in the capitol. >> talks have not started well. china rejected a proposal by the philippines that would have proposed a moritorium. but they agreed to continue consultations to draw up a legally binding action plan. china is following a twin strategy of rejecting anything that might be a break on its territorial flames while continuing to offer a olive branch in other talks. many members express support. it was put on the table again at saturday's meeting with wang but he swatted it away. >> if the relevant proposals are there to serve as a double standard, if that's the case that would be more unfair and is unacceptable. >>> manila accuses beijing of reclaiming the south reef and four other shoals in islands claimed by both countries. there were clashes between vessels in the two sides. the tensions in the south china sea increasingly concern washington. u.s. secretary of state john kerry arrived on early saturday morning. kerry i
Jun 8, 2014 1:00pm JST
the u.s., russia, china, britain, france and germany have spent years negotiating with their iranian counterparts and want to ensure teheran doesn't use it s technology to develop weapons of mass destruction. the sides disagree on how many centrifuges should be needed for the two enrichment facilities and they are also arguing about a heavy water reactor being built in a western city of iraq. iranian officials want to press on with the construction. flooding and landslides in northern afghanistan. more than 70 people have been killed. many others are missing. the downpour started on friday. authorities say more than 800 houses and four villages have blocked roads are hampering search and rescue operations. afghanistan has been hit by a series of natural disasters in recent months. a landslide in may killed as many as 500 people. and more than 170 people have died in a series of floods since april. >>> top intelligence officials in the united states are joining the world of social media. they've launched official accounts on twitter and facebook. officials at the central intel
Jul 26, 2014 10:00pm JST
to more tension between the two countries. >>> china plans to hold another round of military exercises in the east china sea next week and the drills will continue for five days. officials with china's maritime safety administration say the exercises will include live shell firing. they'll start next tuesday off the coast. all shipping in the region will be banned during this period. staff at china's civil aviation administration have also announced that commercial flights will be barred from entering areas near the east china sea at the end of the month. the area includes shanghai. officials say it is because of military and other reasons. china and russia held joint naval drills in the east china sea in may. chinese maritime patrol boats have repeatedly entered japanese waters off the senkaku islands in the east china sea. the ilslands are controlled by japan but claimed by china and tie hwan. >>> officials at japan's economy trade and industry ministry say there could be another deposit of methane hydrate off the country's northern most main island. methane hydrate is a ty
Jul 27, 2014 2:00am JST
for the separatists in eastern ukraine. >>> china holds a round of military exercises in the east china sea. they will be this week and will continue for five days. officials with china's maritime safety administration says the exercises will include live shell firing. they will start on tuesday off the coast of jianjin province. staff at china's civil aviation administration announced that commercial flights will be barred entering into areas near the east china sea at the end of the month. the area includes shanghai and nanjin. it is because of the military and other reasons. they held naval drills in the east china sea in may. china's maritime boats have repeatedly entered the japanese waters in the east china sea. the islands are controlled by japan but are claimed by china and taiwan. >>> now the u.s. and british ambassadors to ukraine have condemned russia for escalating the conflict in ukraine's eastern region. the u.s. ambassador cited a close connection between the kremlin and pro russian separatists. said moscow is pouring gasoline on the fire by sending in tanks and hea
Aug 10, 2014 7:00pm JST
regional security issues. the focus this year is on how to ease tensions between china and some asean members in the south china sea. beijing claims sovereignty over almost the entire sea. the philippines is among the countries at odds with china. the proposed a moratorium on activities that could escalate tension in the sea. but at the asean meeting on friday, cambodia and several other countries watered down the proposal. cambodia is dependent on chinese aid and investment. that lack of consensus delays the release of a joint statement. u.s. secretary of state john kerry expressed support for the proposal on saturday evening. he urged all to exercise self-restraint. he's likely to again emphasize washington's strong commitment to the region as part of its so-called pivot to asia. >> the united states and assian have a common responsibility to assure that maritime of critical ports. we need to work together to manage tensions in the south china sea and to manage them peacefully. and also to manage them on a basis of international law. >>> beijing insists that territorial issues shoul
Feb 18, 2016 5:00am PST
talks on a defense missile system which china has protested >>> territorial tensions. >>> and big city, bright lights. the glow of traditional lights is fading in shanghai as china pushes to go green. >>> south korean defense officials say they've been holding formal missile defense talks with the u.s. they're discussing whether to deploy the advanced thaad system on south korean territory. north korea deployed what they said was a satellite. many believe it was ballistic missile technology. a spokesperson says they began formal talks nearly two weeks ago. the thaad system can take down missiles at higher altitudes than the patriot systems. china says it could be used to spy on its territory, but the spokesperson says that's not their intention. >> translator: we believe that the priority is to protect the lives and property of our citizens. so the south korean government is basing its decisions on that stance. >> moon stressed that the thaad system is only for defending the nation. but the talks under way is expected to provoke a strong response from beijing. >>> u.s. officials say ch
Feb 19, 2013 7:30am EST
more action. the head of the foreign affairs will head to china. japanese diplomats say he'll call on the chinese to help adopt a new u.n. security council resolution, authorizing more sanctions against north korea. he's also expected to ask to persuade north korean authorities not to conduct anymore nuclear or missile tests. the problem is chinese leaders urge their allies to hold off on the test, but president north koreans did it anyway. now some people in china want their government to rethink their relationship. here's more from beijing. >> reporter: north korea conducted the nuclear test while people in china were celebrating the lunar new year. a spokesperson for china's foreign ministry criticized the action. >> translator: we have released a strong statement regarding north korea's nuclear test. we have made it clear that china is resolutely opposed to this kind of action. >> reporter: this footage was shot in a city in northeast china. people can be seen strolling and going about their business across the border in north korea. the close proximity of the two countries raises
Jan 14, 2016 5:00am PST
. business owners in taiwan are rethinking their approach to china as they prepare for a power shift in saturday's elections. >>> plunging again. tokyo stocks are once again on the decline. all gains from the previous day have been erased on concerns over oil prices and china. >>> and going out of bounds. ski resort operators in japan are warning people against going off marked boots. >>> indonesian police say there they suspect supporters of the islamic state militant group are responsible for explosions in central jakarta on thursday. at least seven people are dead, five are believed to be attackers. at least ten others were injured. indonesian broadcaster tv one aired footage showing one of the blasts happening at a shopping mall. the area has many high end hotels, offices and embassies as well as the country's central bank are located in the area. >> translator: i saw two people carrying a white backpack. they were the guys who threw the bomb. [ sirens ] police say the men carried out the attacks at a coffee shop and police station. they used what are believed to be hand grenades an
Aug 1, 2014 4:00am JST
of heightened tensions over north korea's missile launches and china's stepped up maritime activities. today we take a look at japan's defense po. >> reporter: japanese officials worry about a number of things as they look out around them. north korean missile launches. china's maritime activities. last november, china declared an air identification zone over the east china sea. it includes the senkaku islands in okinawa prefecture, which japan controls and both china and taiwan claim. >> translator: the new zone is designed to protect china's sovereignty and the safety of its territory and air space. >> reporter: china says aircraft in the area had to obey instructions from the chinese defense ministry, and the country may use force against aircraft that fail to comply. this has put the japanese government on high alert. in may, a chinese war plane flew dangerously close to two japanese self-defense force aircraft near the median line between the two countries. similar incidents occurred in june as well. amid the tension, prime minister shinzo abe visited australia and met with his c
Oct 16, 2015 5:00am PDT
china's continued buildup on artificial islands in the south china sea could mean for the region's security situation. >>> and japan's nuclear power plants are slowly going back on line despite lingering questions. >>> u.s. president obama backed away from a commitment to end the afghan war during his time in office. he said he's not withdrawing troops from afghanistan by the end of next year. 5500 u.s. personnel will remain beyond 2016. >> as commander in chief, i will not allow afghanistan to be used as safe haven for terrorists to attack our nation again. our forces, therefore, remain engaged in two narrow, but critical missions, training afghan forces and supporting counterterrorism operations against the remnants of al qaeda. >> obama stated he does not support the idea of end legislation war, but says the mission is vital to u.s. national interests. the president warned the security situation is very fragile in key areas of afghanistan, and that there is a risk of deterioration. he says the taliban has made gains, particularly in rural areas and can still launch deadly attack
Jul 13, 2016 12:00am PDT
decision, a tribunal in the hague has dismissed claims by china in the south china sea, the first legal decision by an international judiciary on any of the sea's multiple disputes, and could be felt around the region. the philippines filed the case in 2013. it argued that beijing's claim on almost all of the sea is contrary to international law. other countries in the region have their own claims there. they want the ability to exploit resources, including rich fishing grounds and oil and gas fields. china boycotted the proceedings. it argued that disputes should be settled by the parties involved. it has unilaterally declared the so-called nine-dash line and asserts historic rights over the area. the tribunal concluded there was no evidence that china had historically exercised exclusive control over the waters or their resources and it says there's no legal basis for china to claim historic rights over the area. the tribunal also says china breached its obligations to refrain from aggravating disputes. it referred to the country's recent construction of artificial islands. the
Aug 1, 2014 12:00pm JST
. >>> moves to reform the u.n. security council opposition meeting, the foreign ministers of china, russia and four central asian countries say a deadline on reforming the world body should not be set until it gets majority the agreement came after the foreign ministers met in the kazakhstan's camden. they said the delegates oppose an artificial deadline on security council reform. it says they also rejected pushing forward a plan that is not supported by the majority of u.n. members. jam, brazil, germany and india are hoping to make a complete progress in security council reform next year. the u.n.'s 70th anniversary. the four countries are seeking permanent members on >>> japanese prime minister shinzo abe announced plans regarding security council reform at his first ever meeting with the leaders of the caribbean nations. >>> china is a permanent member of the security council. the latest announcement is seen as an attempt by china to keep japan in che. >>> now investors around the world are watching and waiting to see what will ha happen after argentina defaulted on its debt. with the
Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
lawmakers. japan nationalize the islands two weeks ago. china and taiwan claimed the territory. that has put relations in an unprecedented situation. one of the japanese delegates says tension in the room was extremely high. the former speaker of japan's lower house says japan should take measures to correct the current circumstances. >> translator: what is needed most is leaders of both nation talk in a diligent and calm manner. >> he said he stressed the importance of getting business between the countries back to normal as soon as possible. >>> a man who helped shape a u.s. foreign policy are asking both sides to take a step back. he was a senior advisor to george w. bush. we sat down to get his views on the situation. >> reporter: former deputy secretary richard is an expert on security issues in the asia pacific and the japan-u.s. allian. his art is to bring calm to the situation. >> i think japan should do what japan can do to cool tempers, to explain to our public what's at stake here. i realize this is a difficult time for japan because of what will be impending elections but it'
Nov 9, 2013 6:30pm PST
of the most powerful people in china have gathered in the gym. now attending a meeting of the colonists party's central committee one of the country's most influential blogs historically the committee simply the recession has made decisions that have helped pave the way for the company's future holds during doubtful basis. men are expected to discuss free flowing china's economic structure and financial system uses to unstable several landmark decisions have been a half passed the clean up sessions delegates attending the won the nineteen seventy eight decide upon the measures have led to sweeping all control re forms. in nineteen ninety three and elliot said all the policies that all we intend to complete called a market economy which led to rapid economic development over the past several years china has achieved remarkable growth has become the world's second largest economy china's economy grew at the annual rate of more than ten percent full flight yes from two thousand three however the country has reached a turning point that has lost the momentum of growth. a series of
Jul 27, 2014 3:00am JST
another round of military exercises in the east china sea. the drills will be held this week and will continue for five days. officials with china's maritime safety administration says the exercises will include live shell firing. they'll start on tuesday off the coast of jianjin province. all shipping in the region will be banned during the period. staff at china's civil aviation administration announced that commercial flights will be barred from entering areas near the east china sea at the end of the month. the area includes shanghai and nanjin. officials say it is because of military and other reasons. china and russia held joint naval drills in the east china sea in may. chinese maritime patrol boats have repeatedly entered japanese waters off the senkaku islands in the east china sea. the islands are controlled by japan, but are claimed by china and taiwan. >>> indonesia's president elect, joko widodo is using an unusual member to help choose members of his cabinet. he's launched an online survey to seek public input on his list of finalists. the jakarta governor was declared t
Jul 13, 2014 1:00am JST
territorial waters around the senkaku islands in the east china sea. japan controls the islands. china and taiwan claim them. onodera said that japan will not attempt to change the status quo of the region by force. he said that the security situation around japan is changing. he said it is vital to bolster the japan/u.s. alliance to deter threats. >> translator: the japanese government will prepare new legislation in response to reinterpretation of the constitution. these efforts will revolutionize progress in japan/u.s. ties. >> onodera said japan will achieve peace and prosperity in the asia-pacific region by cooperating with the u.s., australia, south korea and other asian countries with which japan shares common values. onodera also met with u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel. hagel called japan's move towards self-defense a historic decision. he said the u.s. strongly supports the change and said this should be part of new u.s./japan defense cooperation guidelines added by the end of the year. >> together japan's collective self-defense decision, and it revised defense gui
Jul 8, 2016 7:00pm PDT
to china's expansive claims in the south china sea. the case was filed in 2013 by the philippines. the first-ever ruling is scheduled for next week and it could have major implications in the region. china claims the majority of the south china sea as a historic right. leaders established what they call the nine-dash line. they argue that they control the area inside those lines. and they've been building runways, control towers, and radar facilities on artificial islands there to bolster their claims. the philippines maintains those claims are groundless under international law. and while they are the first to file a case, they aren't the only ones challenging china. vietnam, malaysia, and others also claim territory in the south china sea. earlier, nhk world's mitsuko nishikawa spoke with daisuke azuma in beijing. >> daisuke, leaders there have refused to take part in the legal proceedings, but that doesn't mean they aren't interested in the case, are they? >> that's right. newspapers like this run articles every day arguing why china's claims are legitimate. and they pay attent
Aug 11, 2016 7:00pm PDT
the senkaku islands in the east china sea. japan's coast guard says the collision occurred on the high seas, 67 kilometers northwest of the island in the senkakus thursday morning. the fishing boat is believed to have sunk soon after the collision. a japanese patrol ship rescued six of them. the other eight remain missing. a spokesperson for china's foreign minister hua chunying was released. she also praised japan for its cooperation and humanitarian spirit. hua stressed that chinese government ships are searching for the missing people, but an online critic in china asked why a japanese ship not a chinese vessel rescued the six people. chinese government vessels and fishing boats have been increasing their activities off the senkaku islands this month repeatedly intruding into japanese territorial waters. observers say hua's remark was partly designed to ease domestic criticism of the government's response to the collision by stressing chinese rescue efforts as well. japan controls the senkaku islands. the japanese government maintains that the islands are an inherent part of japan's
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