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Sep 27, 2010 5:00pm PDT
government thinks bilateral talks with china would not be possible. china reacted strongly to the maritime collision, even after japan leased allhe crew meers. japan's cabinet, chief cabinet secretary, yoshito sengoku, says japan has confirmed the presence of two chinese fishery patrol boats in waters near the senkaku islands since last friday. yoshito sengoku is demanding that the boats leave the area. yoshito sengoku told reporters on monday that the ships were spotted near japan's territorial waters in the east china sea. he said six japan coast guard boats have been kiss patched to the area, to insure that the chinese ships do not enter japanese waters. >> translator: we've already warned china four times to stop taking such action. we wonder why the country won't simply stop doing such things. >> yoshito sengoku reiterated that the islands are japanese territory and this is acknowledged historically internationally. he said japan's government will address the matter. >>> the head of japan's largest business organization has expressed concern about the rising tension between japan and
PBS
Oct 12, 2010 5:00pm PDT
stay with us. >>> in other news, china is expected to be the world's largest auto market for the second year in a row. the china association of automobile manufacturers said on tuesday that about 1.56 million new cars were sold in september, up almost 17% from a year ago. monthly sales for new vehicles in china exceeded 1 million for the 19th month in a row. more than 13 million units were sold between january and september. sales lost steam earlier this year after the government reduced tax breaks for buyers of compact cars. the demand recovered after subsidies for fuel-efficient models were introduced in june. industry officials predict that annual sales will reach 17 million, far larger than last year's 13.64 million when china overtook the united states as the world's top auto market. >>> now, china has once again accused the international community of using the nobel peace prize to call for change in the country. last friday jailed chinese activist liu xiaobo won this year's nobel peace prize. china's foreign ministry spokesperson said giving the prize to an imprisoned man s
PBS
Oct 1, 2010 5:00pm PDT
much for your report. >>> three japanese nationals released by china have returned to japan. they were detained for ten days on suspicion of entering a restricted military zone. at a news conference, they claimed they unknowingly entered the area. china freed the three men on thursday. they have been detained along with another man since september 20th. the men worked for the japanese construction firm fujita and its subsidiary. they were accused of entering a restricted military zone in shijiazhuang province. and videotaping military facilities. they arrived at the airport on friday from tokyo a airport to shanghai and held a news conference at the headquarters of the firm. >> translator: we didn't find any warnings or signs saying it was a restricted area. we said our entry was an accident. when we were taking pictures, we didn't realize the area was a restricted military zone. and we explained that to china. >> another japanese national is still being held for questioning. the company says it is trying to get more iormation ohis situation. >>> about 30 japanese lawmakers have s
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Oct 11, 2010 5:00pm PDT
catherine kobayashi. china is showing more displeasure about the nobel peace prize going to pro-democracy activist liu xiaobo. norway says beijing is calling off a bilateral fisheries meeting scheduled for this week. the cancellation comes amid growing tension between the two countries after the oslo-based committee made the announcement. norwegian fisheries and coastal affairs minister lisbeth berg-hansen was supposed to meet with china's vice fish minister niu dun on wednesday. the norwegian government says china did not give any reason for counseling the meeting. the chinese government has criticized the committee's decision. it said liu is a convict under the country's law. he is currently serving an 11-year prison sentence. the authorities have set up checkpoints around the prison in leelian liaoning province, where liu is being kept. they're also denying media access to the facility. surveillance have also stepped up in beijing and here in the apartment where his wife lives. everyone except residents is being denied access. on a sunday, she was allowed to meet her husband. but suppo
PBS
Oct 8, 2010 5:00pm PDT
human rights in china. >> the 54-year-old became active a human rights activist while attending university. human rig attending university. in 1989 he joined a pro-democracy demonstrations in tiananmen square, which ended in a bloody military crackdown.at tiananmen square, which ended in a bloody military crackdown. tiananmen square, which ended in a bloody military crackdow tiananmen square, which ended in a bloody military crackdowa tiananmen square, which ended in a bloody military crackdt tiananmen square, which ended in a bloody military crackdown. authorities arrested liu as one of the protest's leaders and he was sentenced to 18 months in prison. the incident did not deter him from releasing papers seeking political reform. the chinese government responded by detaining him or keeping him under surveillance. in 2008, liu, along with hundreds of intellectuals, released via the internet a political manifesto called "charter 2008." in december, 2009, authorities again arrested liu on suspicion of inciting the subversion of state power. despite protests from foreign diplomats,
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Oct 4, 2010 5:00pm PDT
ties that deteriorated after a collision between a trawler and vessels in the east china sea. kan told reporters that he had a half hour talk with wen oton sidelines of the asem summit in brussels on sunday. >> kan said he stated that the senkaku islands are a part of jan annd that no territorial issue is present. wen reportedly reiterated his position. the current situation is not favorable and that japan and china should work toward establishing a strategic and mutually beneficial relationship. he also said they agreed to hold high level talks between their governments and resume private sector exchanges that were canceled or postponed after the maritime incident. now, prime minister kan has emphasized the importance of international rules on trade and natural resources. he was speaking on the opening day of the asia-europe meeting in brussels. he said that to deepen relations between asia and europe and to ensure growth, it's important for the participants to abide by common international rules including those governing trade and raw materials. he also said it's essential for c
PBS
Sep 8, 2010 5:00pm PDT
. government will send its special envoy on north korean issues to south korea, japan, and china next week. stephen bosworth will visit seoul, tokyo and beijing in that order between sunday and thursday. u.s. assistant secretary of state philip crowley announced the trip on tuesday. the visit comes in advance of the likely meeting of deputies of the ruling workers party to pave the way for the eventual transfer of power in north korea. the u.s. is also expected to take up the issue of a resumption of the six-party talks with the three countries as china, which acts as the chair, has been pushing the five other members to restart the talks. crowley suggested, however, that bosworth's trip will not necessarily result in the immediate resumption of the talks. >> we will continue our consultations with the key parties in this process but i would suggest, as we have in the past, that it's north korea that needs to do what it can to create a better environment for our progress. >>> the japan coast guard is questioning the captain of a chinese fishing boat who is suspected of atempting to ob
PBS
Sep 30, 2010 5:00pm PDT
astronomers' theory. >>> three of the four japanese detained in china have been released but one man remains in custody. the four were detained in shijiazhuang, hebei province, in september, suspected of videotaping a military area. they work for japanese construction company fujita corporation and its shanghai subsidiary. the three released have already arrived in shanghai. a chinese forei mintry spokesrson jiang yu touched on the status of the man who remains in detention. >> the spokesperson talked about improving china-japan relations. >> observers say china's detention of the japanese nationals may have been in reaction to the arrest of a chinese trawler captain earlier this month. the trawler collided with japan coast guard patrol ships near the senkaku islands on september 7th. the islands are part of japan but both china and taiwan claimed them as their own. japanese authorities arrested the captain on suspicion he intentionally rammed his boat into the ships to obstruct an on-board inspection. the chinese government's response was sharp and it only grew shaer. it suspended m
PBS
Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm PDT
a japanese patrol ship off the senkaku islands off the east china sea tuesday. coast guard officials say the trawler was operating in japanese waters. they also say the fishing boat ignored a warning to stop and collided with the two patrol ships as it fled. the fishing boat eventually stopped outside japanese waters and coast guard officials boarded the trawler to question its crew. the officialsoncluded that the captain intentionally rammed his boat into e of the patrol ships to obstruct the inspection. chinese fishing boats are frequently seen in japan's exclusive economic zone near the islands, and the coast guard repeatedly calls on them to halt operations. the senkaku islands are also claimed by china and taiwan. >>> now responding to the ship collision, the japanese foreign ministry summoned a senior official of the chinese embassy to the foreign ministry on tuesday and launched a protest. calling the chinese trawlers' act vicious and regrettable the rin min stree requested that china step up its instructions on fishing boats operating near japanese waters. later in the evenin
PBS
Oct 14, 2010 5:00pm PDT
. >>> and in other news china's communist party opens its central committee general meeting on friday to discuss key policies and personnel matters behind closed doors. more than 300 party members will take part in the four-day gathering in beijing. ateng is fotention is focused o the vice president will assume a military post to cement his position as successor to president jintao. this will include shifting focus from exports to domestic demand and reducing the gap between urban and rural areas. >>> the u.s. trade deficit with china rose to a record high of more than $28 billion in august. the commerce department said on thursday that the trade gap rose 8.2% from july. the overall u.s. trade deficit stood at $46.3 billion in august, up 8.8% from the previous month. the u.s. congress accuses china of under valuing its currency to gain an unfair trade advantage. it's expected to increase pressure on china to revalue the yuan. the widening trade deficit with china comes despite the obama administration's pledge to double exports and make them an engine of the u.s. economy. his economic po
PBS
Oct 7, 2010 5:00pm PDT
china had captured a vietnamese fishing boat last month and the nine crew members aretill i custody. now, the islands are claimed by china, vietnam, and taiwan. the incident has made vietnam even more vigilant against china's growing influence in asia. we have more. >>> vietnamese newspapers have been covering this story every day since they revealed the incident. the incident occurred as china's relations with japan soured after a chinese fishing boat collided with ships in japanese waters near the islands. it's becoming a source of concern for all members of asean, the southeast asia nations. the united states has shown concerns about it. on september 24 president barack obama excessed intentions to reinforce relations with asean. >> this represents asean's growing importance and the cooperation between us and the united states. as a pacific nation the united states has an enormous stake in the people and the future of asia. >> a joint statement was issued. it said they reaffirmed the importance of regional peace and the peaceful settlement of dispute. it was their message to chin
PBS
Sep 6, 2010 5:00pm PDT
business in china. sources say mitsubishi ufj trust and the hang high based swwg asset company agreed that the japanese bank will purchase 33% of the chinese company's shares for about $100 million. mitsubishi is negotiating details of the plan with china's financial authorities. the chinese company is mainly managing personal assets of about 1.5 billion. mitsubishi ufg trust says individual investment will increase as china's economy grows sharply. the japanese bank is also predicting strong interest from institutional investors in areas such as pension investments. restrictions on foreign investment in the asset management business are easing in china. mitsubishi ufg trust is the first bank to invest in an asset-management company in china. >>> infectiousisease experts are calling for antibiotics for the mdm-1 gene which is recent to most antibacterial drugs. the ndm-1 infection case was reported by a hospital linked to doakio medical university in tochigi prefecture north of tokyo. the hospital says the bacteria were found last year in e. coli samples taken from a japanese man who
PBS
Oct 13, 2010 5:00pm PDT
islands apparently to counter china's growing presence in regional waters. 4,000 u.s. and philippine naval personnel are taking part in the exercises which began on wednesday at several locations, including subic in central luzon. at a ceremony in subic, a u.s. navy representative said that the united states remains deeply engaged in the philippines' defense. >> the u.s. and philippines are allies. our alliance is underpinned by a deep and abiding u.s. interest in the freedom and security of the republic of the philippines. >> six u.s. vessels including amphibious craft and marine corps personnel from the bases here in japan have been sent to subic. the two navies will practice landing operations and how to handle suspicious vessels through october 22nd. >>> 23 former senior members of china's communist party have urged the government to recognize the people's right to freedom of speech. their call came in an open letter just days after jailed pro-democracy activist liu xiaobo was awarded the nobel peace prize. the message to the national people's congress was posted on the internet
PBS
Sep 1, 2010 5:00pm PDT
asia too. his high-profile visit to china last year shocked the u.s. he led a large delegation to meet chinese president hu jintao when relations were tense because of the relocation issue. >>wa probably i would clash again if you consider the policy differences. but they did it work closely together to bring their party to power, right? >> uh-huh. >> let's take a look at where they stand in japanese politics now. >>> kan made a name for himself when he was health minister. he disclosed files the ministry said didn't exist. they said the government was responsible for allowing hiv-infected blood products for being distributed. the public praised kan for fighting against bureaucrats. ozawa was a liberal democratic party member. he rose quickly within the party and became its secretary general at the age of 47. the relationship between ozawa and kan started in 2003. ozawa left the governing party and joined kan's democratic party. ozawa wanted to form a two-party political system in japan. three years later, ozawa and kan fought against each other for the party's leadership. ozawa w
PBS
Oct 5, 2010 5:00pm PDT
chinese fishing boat. european leaders who are critical of china's human rights records were worried about the country's hard line stance over japan following the incident. they expressed a sense of relief when chinese premier wen jiabao showed his intent to mend the strained ties with an informal meeting with the japanese prime minister naoto kan on monday. >> this conflict between these two major countries has to be brought to an end. it has been brought to an end. that's good news for the global world. >> a correspondent at the venue says the sentiment among european leaders indicates they shared challenges over china as a growing world power. >>> in iraq a car bomb has killed a cameraman who worked for a u.s. affiliated tv station. an international media advocacy group has condemned the killing and is calling for better protection for journalists. on monday in the western province of ambar the contract cameraman for the u.s. affiliated arabic language satellite tv station was killed by a bomb placed under his car. this is the latest in a series of targeted attacks against the med
PBS
Sep 28, 2010 5:00pm PDT
chosen jong un to succeed him due to his son's leadership abilities and strong mindedness. china's special envoy to the six-party talks has said he heard that kim jong un is tall, like his grandfather, kim ill song who established communist rule in north korea. >> we are covering issues regarding the korean peninsula and thank you very much for joining us. north korea has named kim jong-il's third son vice chairman of the central military committee of the worker's party, a key post. tell us a little bit behind this. >> kim jong-il plans to transfer power because of his poor health. he has been suffering from a stroke which hit him two years ago. kim jong-il took over the power from kim il-son more than 20 years ago and during the intervening years strengthened his hold on the worker's party. however, kim jong un suddenly appeared in public as a four star general and vice chairman of the central committee. kim jong-il and his family act as guardians for kim jong un because he has no immediate experience and is still in his late 20s. but the transfer of power will not be smooth. nort
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Oct 15, 2010 5:00pm PDT
. >>> the top leadership of china's communist party is meeting behind closed doors to discuss key policies, including the succession of president hu jintao. the four-day meeting of the central committee started in being on friy amid tight security. attention is focused on whether the vice president xi jinping will be promoted to vice chairman of the central military commission, a move that will cement his position as successor to president hu. the assembly is also expected to outline a five-year economic plan from 2011 that would include the creation of a more sophisticated industrial structure to stimulate china's economy. the plan may include measures to raise income levels amid a widening income gap and repeated strikes over wages. >>> u.s. retail sales in september rose by 0.6% from the previous month. it is the third consecutive monthly increase and was more than the market expected. the u.s. commerce department announced the figure on friday has set the upward trend was mainly due to stronger sales of automobiles, electronics and appliances. >>> a u.n. conference on biological divers
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