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Jan 21, 2015 7:00pm PST
quote transpacific free trade deal. he made the appeal in his state 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.
PBS
Jan 21, 2015 7:00pm PST
quote >> 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 authorities to protect
PBS
Sep 24, 2010 7:00pm PDT
authorities and then sent back to china. the 41-year-old chinese captain was arrested on september 7th after his trawler collided with a japanese patrol ship off the senkaku islands in the east china sea. >> the prosecutor cited that given an impact on the japanese public and future relations with china they decided it is not appropriate to detain the captain any longer. they said the captain will be released after proceedings are completed. japan's chief cabinet secretary says the government understands the decision taken by prosecutors. the government received a report from the naha district public prosecutors office that the decision was in line with japan's criminal laws. >> he said prime minister naoto kan was informed of the decision through his secretaries and that china was informed through diplomatic channels after the prosecutors announced the decision. sengoku said the standoff threatened to harm ties between the two countries. he called for a renewal for efforts to improve mr. strategic and beneficially bilateral relations. a chinese foreign ministry spokesperson says china
NHK
Aug 11, 2014 4:00am 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 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. despite th
PBS
Nov 23, 2012 7:00pm PST
to improve ties, especially since relations between japan and china have soured over the senkaku islands conflict in the east china sea. south korean president lee myung-bak said he's sure the u.s. and south korea will continue to develop their alliance. australia is another key ally in the region. prime minister julia gillard pledged cooperations during president obama's second term. >> i'd like to welcome president obama my warmest congratulations on his reelection. we've got so much to do together in these years. >> chinese leaders also sent congratulatory messages. yet china's one asian country that might become frustrated with an expanded u.s. presence in the region. chinese have vowed to strengthen their maritime strength. not everyone in the region shared excitement over obama's victory. ahmadinejad accused the election as capitalists. obama wasted no time in showing his continued interest in the region. white house officials announced on thursday the president is expected to attend the east asia summit next week in cambodia. >>> presidential candidates are stepping up the
PBS
Nov 30, 2013 11:30pm PST
japanese self defense force aircraft in china is new and defense identification zone. although the remark came up to friday's announcement by china. it has crumbled if i can shoot a scene is called to ministry at croft from japan cents tn in the us and telling did so. well the dow said he has been informed the dumbest most of whom approached by chinese aircraft as announced by china. we've even done to prove it would've been if there was no special circumstance that needs to be made we will continue our monitoring activities. it's getting silly with us the house and it is important to japan and china to respond calmly to the situation he said. it is only rational to exercise the toll was trying to prevent unforeseen contingencies. chinese all for the steps of santa ana ca often coming to self must notify them of flight times and obeying day instructions they warned that will take what they called emergency defensive measure as if the instructions will follow the area includes the space of august in kochi japan controls the items and maintains that they belonged to the country historically
NHK
Aug 10, 2014 9:00am JST
8,200 domestic flights for sunday. >>> many foreign ministers are in myanmar. china joined on the sidelines of the organizations foreign talks. nhk world is following the story. >> the talks have not started well, china has rejected a proposal by the philippines that would have proposed a moratorium on activities that could escalate tensions. china's foreign minister agreed with his asean counter parts to continue consultations to draw up a legally binding plan. chine appears to be following a strategy of rejecting anything that might act as a break on territorial claims while continuing to offer an olive branch on talks. the philippines presented the proposal at the talks on friday many many members expressed support. the proposed moratorium was put on the table again at saturday's meeting with one, 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. >> manila accuses beijing of reclaiming the johnson south reef and four other shoals in the spradley island
PBS
Nov 7, 2015 12:00am 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
LINKTV
Sep 3, 2015 5:00am PDT
envisioning a healthy future. >>> people in china are celebrating after their leaders pulled off a lavish military parade through the heart of beijing. it was a show of strength and power in the air and on the ground to commemorate the 70th anniversary of world war ii and what they call their victory over japan. nhk world has more. >> reporter: 12,000 soldiers marched past teen mann square. they are marching what they call the victory of chinese people over japanese aggression and the war. it's the first time china's leaders have held a military parade on this day. a surprise for president xi jinping. in an opening speech he announced his nation would cut the number of troops by 300,000. >> translator: we will never see predominance in the world. adopt and a expansionist policy. we will never impose the tragic experience of our country on the people of other nations. >> reporter: security was tight with armed police throughout the capital. authorities even traffic for weeks. main road leading to the square was closed late last night until noon today. but it's open now. people in beijing h
LINKTV
Jul 31, 2014 5:00am PDT
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
PBS
Nov 24, 2015 7:00pm PST
downing a russian passenger jet last month that killed 224. >>> ongoing claims in the south china sea were a key issue in east asia summit. a closing statement released tuesday affirms the importance of cooperation in maritime safety. the cooperation between the countries may be hard to come by. a senior commentator has analysis on the issue. he spoke with thomas berger, an expert on international relations at boston university. >> hello. the u.s. and japan brought up the south china sea issue. how was that received at the summit, do you think? >> overall i think that the reception in southeast asia was quite positive with some exception. obviously china was not that happy with the issue being raised. china has been insisting that this is an issue that needs to be resolved by china and different countries which have a dispute with china. on a bilateral, country to country basis. and the reason china wants to do this, we think, is because it would like to pursue what is known as a divide and conquer strategy by negotiating with individual countries separately. it is in a stronger p
NHK
Aug 10, 2014 10:00am JST
ministers are in myanmar discussing territorial disputes in the south china sea. china joined the ten asean members on saturday on the sidelines of the organization's foreign ministerial talks. nhk world's rosalynn dehavalya is following the story in myanmar's capital, naypyidaw. >> 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 china's foreign minister yi agreed with his asean counterparts to continue consultations 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 further talks. the philippines presented the proposal at talks on friday. many asean 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
LINKTV
Jan 6, 2017 5:00am PST
big border tax. >>> and a message for washington -- china prepares for the trump era with a major military exercise. and calls for cooperation. >>> japanese government is taking action after a statue of a girl was put up in front of its consulates in south korea. the statue symbolizes those referred to as comfort women and it was installed by a group that supports them. >> translator: the governments of japan and south korea decided to settle the comfort women finally and irreversibly. >> yoshihide suga said japan will temporarily recall some diplomats, including its ambassador and adds high-level economic talksks will b be suspended. tokyo has yet to decide how long that will go on for. suga says it is extremely regrettable japan is taking these measures against what he calls an important neighbor. a spokesperson with south korea's foreign ministry responded. >> japan's actions are extremely regrettable. >> he also stressed the importance of continuing to develop bilateral ties despite any difficult problems. >>> the issue was taken up by japan's prime minister and the american v
PBS
Nov 11, 2014 12:00am PST
. discussions are heating up on how thernd cooperate. we take a closer look at the new economic order china is trying to create. the head of the apec summit, china let it be known it was eager to play a role in setting up the framework. >> china hopes apey c will facilitate discussions to help with a free trait platform. >> china poses the free trade area off the asia pacific. under provisions, regions would liberalize trade and investment. so far, china and the u.s. have been competing to establish their own version. the u.s. is leading negotiations for the trans pacific partnership or tpp. the free trade goals. the high hurdles deter china from negotiations. as an alternative to the -- comprehensive partnership. an organization that is many countries and heenlgs. in doing this, china has to take leadership in creating now order. plus, exports fear it may curb the momentum. china is also trying to set up a financial institution. in october, 21 countries exchanged memorandums on the aaib. china says the bank would aim to serve asia's growing demand for infrastructure. the bank would be head
LINKTV
Jul 12, 2016 5:00am PDT
arbitration tribunal in the hague has weighed in on the chinese claim in the south china sea. they have dismissed china's claims to the waters. this is the first legal decision on the sea's overlapping claims. the philippines filed the case in 2013. it argued that beijing's claim on almost all of the sea is contrary to international law. vietnam, malaysia, and others 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 has boycotted the proceedings. it argues that disputes should be settled by the parties involved. beijing has been building up manmade islands in the sea. it has declared the nine dash line and claims historic rights over the area. the tribunal concluded there was no evidence that china had historically exercised control over the waters or their resources. and it says there is no legal basis for china to claim historic rights over the area. the landmark ruling is legally binding and it cannot be appealed. but no penalty is stipulated for violation. japan's foreign minister said i
LINKTV
Nov 9, 2015 5:00am PST
party won sunday's historic general election. >>> the first meeting between the leaders of china and taiwan in nearly 70 years has made history. we ask about the impacts of the summit. >>> and how a small headset can help a bedridden 90-year-old lady keep in touch with her loved ones. >>> voters in myanmar are eagerly awaiting the rults of sunday's landmark general election, the first since 2011. opposition leader ahn san suu kyi appears confident of victory. >> translator: at the moment, the official results from the ballot count are not out yet, but i think you all have the idea of the results. >> she called on her supporters not to provoke defeated rival candidates. election officials have started announcing the results, but progress is very slow. aung san suu kyi's national league for democracy or nld has won in the first 12 constituencies for which results have been revealed. nld party members have put forward their own projections based on reports from observers at vote-counting stations. >> translator: our party has won over 70% of seats nationwide. i believe we have secured t
NHK
Jun 19, 2014 6:00am JST
the news has gotten more difficult in china. announced they're clamping down on news-gathering activities. it's part of a campaign to maintain greater control over the dissemination of information. the ban forbids journalists from making critical reports without the consent of their news organizations. it also prohibits reporters from opening websites on their own. the chinese government has routinely issued a range of similar bans for various segments of the domestic media. it's also managed to control critical reporting through post-publication censorship. local media reports say researchers at the chinese academy of social sciences came under criticism last week after they were accused of being influenced by foreign ideas. they were ordered by a disciplinary panel to conform their political views to the party's platform. concern is growing among the country's leaders that the ideas of freedom and democracy have spread among intellectuals in the country and threaten china's single party rule. >>> chinese and vietnamese officials have held their highest level of dialogue since
LINKTV
Jun 8, 2016 5:00am PDT
dropped for the 19th straight month. china's customs authorities say total trading value for may came to about $312 billion. that's down 2.6% from the same month last year. exports totaled $181 billion down about 4% from a year earlier. imports fell 0.4% to $131 billion. the chinese government has been promoting structural reforms such as reducing the over-production of steel and other products. analysts say there is a danger such measures could damp be domestic production and consumption. foreign demand has been sluggish due to the global economic slowdown. checking the markets. tokyo shares end in the positive for a second day despite a slightly stronger yen. for the details we go to our business reporter giang nguyen at the tokyo stock exchange. >> the slight upward revision of japan's gdp did little to lift stocks. shares moved without clear direction for much of the day. the energy sector helped support the index while some investors preferred the safe-haven yen amid mixed economic data. the nikkei finished up 0.93% to close at 16,830. the broader topix rose .75%. the energy sect
PBS
Dec 14, 2012 7:00pm PST
launch has set off another round of world condemnation. once again, much of the attention is on china. the north's most influential ally. today on china report, we look at the response from leaders in bejing and what motivates their longstanding relationship with an isolated regime. >> reporter: chinese media were quick to respond to the rocket launch. tv networks ran a news clip using reports by foreign news agencies. but it took a full six hours for the chinese government to issue a formal comment. it was made during the regular press conference of the foreign ministry. >> translator: it's regrettable that north korea went ahead with the launch, despite the international's community close attention. as a member of the united nations, the north has the obligation to respect security council resolutions. >> reporter: china is north korea's neighbor and the most important of its fuel lines, also an economic superpower, since fighting the korean war together, the two countries have maintained close relations. in september, north korea held a briefing in beijing, calling for massive inve
NHK
Jun 8, 2014 11:00am JST
out a deal before a july deadline. delegates from the u.s., russia, china, britain, france and germany have spent years he in go ti it aing with their iranian counterparts and want to make sure iran doesn't use its technology to develop weapons of mass destruction. the sides disagree on how many centrifuges should be needed for the two enrichment facilities they are also arguing about a heavy water reactor being built in a western city of iraq. iraq wants to press on with construction. >>> japan's prime minister has returned from a trip from europe where he attended a g-7 summit in brussels. prime minister shinzo abe arrived at tokyo's haneda airport on saturday evening. in an apparent reference to china a summit declaration expressed opposition to attempts by party to assert territorial or maritime claims through the use of force. abe meet with renzi and want an agreement between japan and the european union. they confirmed the intention to strengthen political and economic relationships. abe intends to speed up negotiations within his ruling coalition to finalize the governme
PBS
Sep 30, 2010 7:00pm PDT
significantly. >>> china has reacted sharply. on thursday chinese commerce spokesperson said they are attributed the deficit to the unjustifiably weak, while many asian economies relish in trade surpluses. in june china let them fluctuate again, virtually pegging the currency to the u.s. dollar at an undervalued rate. the mood came amid criticism that china is intentionally k k it week. however, it's been held within a range of around 2%. >>> chinese premier wen jiabao says china will not seek hegemony or domination. the remark comes over international concern over china's hard-line diplomatic moves. wen spoke before international ambassadors and diplomats in a ceremony on thursday, the eve of china's national day. his statement comes amid growing tension between japan and china following ship collisions near the senkaku islands. in the east china sea. the islands are administered by japan but claimed by china and taiwan. tension also remains between china and southeast asian nations over other disputed islands in the south china sea. wen has recently said china will not compromise wh
PBS
Jan 13, 2016 12:00am PST
the south china sea, this time by sending test flights to an artificial island it has built in disputed waters. nhk's senior split commentator sat down for a 2016 outlook with a top arab advissia adviser to house. here is part 2 of that interview. >> how will china react to the criticism from neighboring countries? >> i think the situation in the south china sea is going to be a situation of what i call a slow boil. it's a pot of water on the stove that gradually gets hotter and hotter. most of the actors in east asia right now are trying to cool things down. but there will be isolated provocations and actions. i see no indication that the chinese are interested in real dialogue. i see no indication that they're going to back away from these very substantial artificial islands that they have built in the south china sea. so i don't see that issue having a positive trajectory. last year was the first time the u.s. sent a ship within the 12 nautical mile zone around the island. but why did the u.s. do that? the u.s. did that because china was adopting an increasingly assertive po
WHUT
Oct 9, 2012 7:30am EDT
the unemployment rate in the united states encouraging manufacturing numbers from there and china and growth in emerging markets. but many have read too many stories the past few years to get too excited about the global economy. some of the world's leading economic minds have gathered at the tokyo international tor forum for the annual meeting of the international monetary fund and world bank. nhk's ron madison is there and will be there all week. i was hoping you could break this down for us. what's going on there? >> reporter: there's lots going on. already been a very full morning. lots of people here. we have finance ministers, central bank governors and other officials from 188 member nations all here now to really, you know, try to agree on how to deal with the problems that they share. and as you point out, they do have quite a few of them. of course, we've got the debt crisis in europe. but also another factor is the slowing growth in china. also, political problems on the horizon in the united states as well as other places. now, the economists from the imf have answered som
LINKTV
Jun 1, 2015 5:00am PDT
japan would observe international law. >>> china was in the hot seat at the three day summit over the weekend. while the u.s. criticized the country's reclamation work in spratly islands, all eyes were on japan's response. >> reporter: one of the highlights of the meeting also known as the shangri-la dialogue was the strong stance u.s. took against china in the south china sea. they demanded the reclamation work stop immediately. >> with its actions in the south china sea, china is out of step with both the international rules and norms that underscore the asia-pacific security architecture and the regional consensus that favors diplomacy and opposes coercion. >> reporter: delegates from other countries also called for a diplomatic solution. chinese workers are turning rooef reefs in to land masses. the u.s. has stepped up reconnaissance activities in the area. they deployed war ships and patrol aircraft. china's representative justified the reclamation work admitting it was partially for military defense in addition to fulfilling its global obligations for maritime rescue. >> transla
PBS
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm PDT
in emerging nations such as china. the report projects the euro zone will shrink. japan and the united states should see 2.2% growth. global growth will increase to 3.3% next year but they warn europe's credit problems still pose a threat to the global economy. the bank's latest report project 7.2% growth across 14 countries. that's lower than the forecast in may. the region includes china but not japan. china's domestic demand is sluggish and it's hurt exports throughout the region. growth in east asia will rise to 7.6% next year. they say china will pick up steam and demand will grow within southeast asia. they are also being cautious. >>> chinese officials safe they have cancelled plans to aattend world meetings. japan controls the islands. chinese leaders say the territories belong to them. representatives of the industrial commercial bank of china, china construction bank will skip the world bank gathering. a ministry official was quoted as saying japan's unilateral actions are freezing relations. it's the world's largest bank and the other institutions are among the top te
KCSMMHZ
May 20, 2013 6:00am PDT
-range missiles. it's the third straight day of what the country calls a military trial. >>> china and india agree to boost economic ties and continue efforts to resolve a long-running dispute on the border. >>> and a business owner in myanmar is ung his experience to strengthen ties between the two countries. >>> south korean defense officials say north korea launched two short-range missiles toward the sea of japan on monday. it's the third straight day the north has fired missiles. north korean authorities say the launches are part of a regular military drill. they are believe todd have dropped in the sea of japan. >> translator: they may launch more missiles, so we're closely watching military movements in the north. >> dealership lomatic sources say they have resorted to less provocations. north korea authorities acknowledged the test. >> translator: the launches are part of ordinary drills. we're exercising our legitimate right as a sovereign nation. >> the missile launches triggers a worried response from china. they're appealing for calm. >> under the present situation, we hope
NHK
Jul 13, 2014 3:00am JST
rights were left out in a report on recent u.s./china talks. china's state-run news agency xinhua cited these areas for strengthening bilateral cooperation in their document last year on the annual meeting. officials discussed a wide range of topics at the two-day u.s./china strategic and economic dialogue in beijing this month. discussions on cybersecurity and human rights were heated. analysts say the absence of these important issues in the xinhua document could reflect china's anger. earlier this year china protested the u.s. indictment of chinese liberation army officers for cyber theft. the document instead focuses on cooperation in the fields of energy and climate change. it says the two countries will continue to work together to resolve nuclear development in north korea and iran. the report also says china and the u.s. will work toward creating a communications system on major military actions. >>> japan's defense minister says that japan is strengthening its alliance with the u.s. now that japan can exercise its right to collective self-defense. defense minister itsunori onod
NHK
Jul 27, 2014 9:00am JST
putting up a fierce resistance. >>> investigators in china say a local food processor knowingly sold several tons of expired meat. they say workers repackaged stale product before shipping them to restaurants. a local tv station claimed the company had been reprocessing and relabelling old meat. the investigator says the company relabelled products that it produced last may. the new labels claim the products were made in january of this year and expired in february. falsely relabelled meat. shanghai authorities have suspected food safety violations were a company-wide practice. >>> chinese officials are planning to hold 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 say exercises will include live shell firing. they will start on tuesday. all shipping in the region will be banned during the period. staff at china's civil aviation administration have announced that commercial flights will be barred from entering areas in the east china sea at the end of
NHK
Jul 27, 2014 7:00am JST
countries. >>> chinese officials are planning to hold 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 say the exercises will include live shell firing. they'll start on tuesday off the coast. all shipping in the region will be banned during t 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 in the east china sea. the islands are controlled by japan but claimed by china and taiwan. >>> indonesia's president elect is using an unusual method to help choose members of his cabinet. he has launched an online survey to seek public input on his list of finalists. he was declared the winner of the presidential election ear
NHK
Jul 13, 2014 12:00am JST
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 guidelines, will allow japan to participate more ac
NHK
Jun 8, 2014 2:00pm JST
deadline. delegates from 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 its technology to develop weapons of mass destruction. the sides disagree on how many centrifuges should be needed for for iran's two iranian enrichment facilities. they are also arguing about a heavy water reactor being built in the western city of iraq. iranian officials want to press on with construction. >>> heavy rainfall triggered flooding and landslides in northern afghanistan. more than 70 people have dn killed. and many others are missing. the downpour started on friday in the northern province of baghlan. authorities say that more than 800 houses in four villages have been damaged. they say at least 74 people have died and thousands of others are homeless. blocked roads are hampering search and rescue operations. many communities remain inaccessible. the death toll could rise. afghanistan has been hit by a series of natural disasters in recent months. a massive landslide in the northeastern pr
PBS
Feb 14, 2012 7:00pm PST
>>> bittersweet greeting. >> we welcome china's peaceful. >> barack obama calls on china's next leader to address an issue the country has long been criticized for neglecting. u.s. president barack obama welcomed china's leader in waiting. he greeted vice president xi jinping at the white house. xi is expected to become head of the ruling communist party this fall. >> translator: i look forward to my in-depth discussion with you, president obama. >> obama told xi china must play fair with its 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 to recognize the importance of human rights. he said increased responsibility goes hand in hand with power and prosperity. xi said he hopes his visit will deepen mutual understanding and lead to greater consensus. he said the countries should build a cooperative partnership bas
LINKTV
Oct 21, 2015 5:00am PDT
and palestinians. >>> and china and members of the association of southeast asian nations wrapped up two days of talks focused on the issue of the south china sea. >>> syria president assad made a surprise visit to moscow. he thanked russian president putin for conducting air strikes. russia launched the attacks against alleged islamic state militants in late september. the kremlin says the meeting took place tuesday expressing gratitude to russia's leadership and the people for unity and independence. assad is quoted as saying military strikes against the treasures are essential. he says terrorism is an obstacle for political settlement of the crisis. the kremlin quotes putin saying russia is ready not only to contribute to the fight against terrorism, but the political process for peace. this is the first foreign trip by president assad since the conflict erupted in syria four years ago. >>> this summit comes as they step up support to antigovernment forces in the country. syria media reports the leaders stressed that future of the nation will be decided by the syrian people the
KCSMMHZ
Jun 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
stronger ties w china. she began a visit to beijing by getting to know president xi jinping. now she's been talking with other chinese leaders and showing how determined she is to work with them. park spent some of her second day in china meeting senior officials including premier li keqiang. she's believe to have proposed that chinese and south koreans invest more in each other's countries. she's thought to have suggested they work together to transform their economies so they're led by domestic demand. li is thought to have agreed to step up cooperation. park had spoken earlier to chinese and south korean business leaders. she quoted a chinese proverb that making friends brings success in business. >>> the father of the american intelligence leaker edward snowden says he does not think his son committed treason. he went on national tv to explain how he sees his son's actions. >> he has betrayed his government, but i don't believe that he betrayed the people of the united states. >> the elder snowden said he does not want to put his son in peril but is concerned about people around hi
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Jul 3, 2015 7:00pm PDT
commit more vandalism. >>> u.s. diplomats have again urged china to halt land reclamation and construction work on reefs in the south china sea. this comes after the release of new satellite images showing work on the disputed islands is progressing rapidly. >> we don't find reclamation activities and certainly don't find the militarization of those outputs to be helpful to regional security and stability. in fact, quite the contrary. and we're going to continue to impress upon china as we do with all claimants. >> the latest photos come from a u.s. think tank, the center for strategic and international studies. they show that workers have nearly completed the construction of a 3,000-meter runway on fiery cross reef. the group also says work is progressing on what appear to be a taxiway and an area to park planes. but china is unlikely to comply with the request. chinese foreign ministry officials have said the country will continue to build facilities on the reefs for military and other purposes. >>> japanese coast guard officials say three chinese patrol ships have entered t
NHK
Jun 8, 2014 7:00am JST
the 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 teheran 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 iraq. iranian officials want to press on with construction. >>> ukraine's new president says he wants to speed up his country's move to join the european union and get crimea back from russia. petro poroshenko made the pledge at his swearing in ceremony in kiev. poroshenko says he will do all he can to protect the sovereignty and independence of ukraine. 20 foreign leaders and officials attended the ceremony. they included u.s. vice president joe biden and european council president. russia was represented by its ambassador to ukraine mikhail zurabov. poroshenko says ukraine needs to sign the treaty to join the eu. he also mentioned russia's a
NHK
Aug 9, 2014 2:00am JST
. the foreign ministers of the ten asean countries met on friday to discuss china's assertive moves in the disputed south china sea. they also looked for ways to ease the tensions created by china. nhk world's roslyn debhavalya reports from the city. >> reporter: the philippines called for a moratorium on all activities that are likely to influence territorial issues in the south china sea until the parties concerned reach an agreement on how to resolve these problems. the ministers did not reach a conclusion. but they decided to continue their talks. >> translator: most countries support the philippines' idea, but the details need to be discussed. >> reporter: the philippines made the proposal with china in mind. the country also called for setting a legally binding code of conduct after the moratorium is implemented. asean has been urging china to draw up such guidelines. nhk world's ti ha twae joins us. now, what's behind the proposal made at the meeting of foreign ministers? the country is calling for ceasing disabling activities that could influence territorial disputes in the sou
WHUT
Jul 6, 2012 7:30am EDT
remain about the future of the euro zone economy. >>> china's central bank cut its key interest rate for a second straight month. the peoples bank of chon said benchmark lending rate will be lowered to 6%. the deposit rate cut to 3%. the new rates will become effective during the day. china's economic outlook is becoming uncertain because of sluggish exports to european countries as a result of the region's debt crisis. europe is china's biggest trading partner. china's consumption also remains low. the central bank's move aims to support the country's economy and secure jobs with stronger monetary easing. the u.s. filed a complaint about china with the world trade organization on thursday. the u.s. is claiming that china has imposed anti-dumping duties on american car imports. the chinese trariffs are on auts and affect 92,000 cars and sport utility vehicle a year. $3 billion worth of u.s. exports to china. china has been iing tariffs and says the auto undindustry i subs didz subsidized. they have 60 days to resolve the dispute. after that the u.s. can ask a wto panel to deal with t
NHK
Aug 2, 2014 8:00am JST
adequately cluding five of the senka islands in the et china sea. they are about 500 islands that serves the basis for setng the boundars of japan's waters. 158 of the have been unname unl now. e government dided to call two of the senkaku islands different nas. theovernment chose t official names ptly withn e on china' growi mitime esence including in the east china sea. ficials posted the nes on e website of the headquaers for ean policy on friday >>>hinese leaders immediately prested they say theyopposed. a foreign ministry sposperson claimed the naming under mines china's vereignty. he sd the iands had been nad by the chinese government. he calle it iegal and invalid. 2012 the japanese governnt officially ned four of e islands that sve as the bis foretting the boundariefor the econom zone. china arply criticized the move. >>>housands of chinese f eshm are able to cast tir line and nets i the sth china sea. they haveeen tied up because of a fishing ban. government leaders introduced the measure in 1999 on the pretextf protectg the fish stoc at a court, local officials held a ceremonyo
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Aug 12, 2016 12:00am 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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May 30, 2011 7:00pm PDT
holiday. we continue this week with economic data tomorrow, china will come out with manufacturing data and although it's going to show an expansion, the pace of growth may be slower than what analysts are expecting. japanese stocks also political events and ongoing no-confidence motions being set up by the liberal democratic opposition party against prime minister naoto kan. the nikkei dipped back into the negative by one point. a little bit of volatility we are seeing in the first few minutes of trading. nikkei in the negative and topix in the positive. >> thank you. that was our reporter at the tokyo stock exchange. >>> standard and poor's slashed its credit rating of tokyo electric power company. they cite huge losses an unclear compensation plan for the downgrade. standard and poor's downgraded tepco's rating to single b plus. they posted huge losses for the business year ending in march and the framework to help pay damages are unclear. a single b plus is considered a high risk investment. tepco says it is striving to contain the situation at the fukushima plant, while it continue
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Dec 14, 2013 6:30pm PST
freedom of aviation and safety of commercial flights. this is viewed to be in reaction to china's newly established and defense identification zone japan's prime minister as usual thing and its counterparts from the can of salmon salad summit in tokyo the benchmark for the eyes of relations between japan and the regional bloc of ammo supply into providing nearly twenty billion dollars from a well defined yes that's the stasi on too long coming economic committee in two thousand fifty. the belt was that any attempt to unilaterally change this contest will hold to restrict the older i become small aviation based on the freedom of aviation as a reason for strong this out into the conclave the farm into china's recent activities in the east and south china sea on a number of nights assault on the incline of the hostel now that he issued a joint statement. the song was co chair of the summit the statement sent to japan anasta and have agreed to strengthen their cooperation to securely free dump all the skyline the safety of civilian flights. in accordance with the principles of international
LINKTV
Feb 20, 2014 5:00am PST
. >>> analysts say an easing of relations between china and taiwan could have consequences across east asia. >>> negotiators from iran and six world powers have taken a step toward limiting the iranian nuclear program. they agreed on a basic freem work for negotiations on a final agreement. they say they'll meet again next month. >> we had three very productive days during which we've identified all of the issues we need to address in reaching a comprehensive and final agreement. there is a lot to do. it won't be easy, but we've made a good start. >> eu foreign policy chief catherine ashton and iranian foreign minister announced what the talks had achieved. they said the delegates agreed on an agenda for their negotiations and will meet again in vienna on march 17. u.s. and european officials are pressing the iranians to further limit activities that could enable them to develop nuclear weapons. they want the iranians to drop their plans to build a heavy water reactor. iranian officials are insisting they have a right to pursue nuclear development. they say they won't allow any of thei
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Oct 31, 2015 12:00am PDT
it filed against china concerning disputed territories in the south china sea. patchari raksawong joins us from our bangkok studio. >> the philippine government submitted its case in 2013. china has maintained the court has no jurisdiction to rule on it. but on thursday, the court said it does have the authority to hear some of the philippines cases, the government in manila has welcomed the ruling, which appears to give its position against china a welcome boost. nhk world's charmaine deogracis reports. >> we welcome the decision of the tribunal. the ruling on the jurisdiction paves the way for the furtherance of the proceedings to evaluate the merits of the position. we will await advice from the tribunal. >> reporter: china took this shoal under its de facto control in 2012 and has been reclaiming islands in the spratlys. the permanent court of arbitration found that these and other cases were valid for it to consider. one cornerstone of the philippines legal strategy is to seek the invalidation of china's so-called nine dash line. china claims it has historic right to sovereig
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