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BBC News
Sep 24, 2017 4:30pm BST
of president donald trump. now on bbc news, a special china edition of witness. hello and welcome to a special additional witness. i am hello and welcome to a special additional witness. iam here hello and welcome to a special additional witness. i am here at the british library where we look at five moments of chinese history that helped shape the country. we will meet an archaeologist who has worked on the terracotta army site for decades. 0urfirst on the terracotta army site for decades. our first witness visited china as a gi during world war ii and stayed on. hejoined the communist party he was so idolised. and it was so impossible to criticise him. he finally convinced himself that china needed an emperorfigure. i think mao, before coming to power and after coming to power, were two quite different personalities. but he was enormously courteous. he was disarming. he could make you forget that you were in the presence of someone from history. he was a large man and he had great personal dignity and was very easy to talk to. yunnan was the nerve centre of the entire communist mov
LINKTV
Mar 1, 2012 11:00am PST
population lives in china alone, and 45% of chinese live in the chang jiang, or yangtze, river basin. the snaking river is sometimes compared to a great dragon, in the chang jiang, the powerfulional symbol.. at its head is china's largest cityshanghai. here, we ere its historical geography as a strategic natural port sometimes occupied by colonial rulers. more recently, market reforms and foreign investment helped create a global business center here. now, rapid economic growth has re-shaped the city's urban geography. shanghai-- world mega-city... home to 17illion people, and by some counts, e most denselyopulated place on ear. it's now the economic capitala and point of contact for much foreign trade. shanghai is a center of research, development and higher education. most new chinese cars are now made here. migrants from the interior flock to make new lives here. but the surge in growth is relatively recent. until 1991, shanghai was stymied. why was it held back, and how did it boom? some of the answers may be found in china's historical geography, which colors its outlook toward forei
BBC News
Sep 24, 2017 12:30am BST
. he visited china as a gi during world war ii and stayed on. he joined the communist party. and during china's civil war, he got to know the revolutionary leader, chairman mao. he was so idolised. and it was so impossible to criticise him. he finally convinced himself that china needed an emperor figure. i think mao before coming to power and after coming to power were two quite different personalities. but he was enormously courteous. he was disarming. he could make you forget that you were in the presence of someone from history. he was a large man and he had great personal dignity and was very easy to talk to. yunnan was the nerve centre of the entire communist movement. it was so rare in those days to have an american that spoke chinese. i was fascinated by the work they were doing. and i decided to stay and act as an english—language person for their radio programme. it was an atmosphere... of great determination. i would say even of great pride and joy to be there, to be part of that movement, which people felt was building a new china. there was one american movie every week.
BBC News
Jul 29, 2017 8:30pm BST
nureyev defected to the west. but first, we go back to a turning point for china. china was wracked with a civil war between communists and the nationalists. translation: i never even thought about joining the communists. i followed the nationalist party all the way. i'm 99 years old, and i still haven't changed my mind about that. the country was weak and divided. someone had to rescue china from these miserable conditions. there were two men willing to try. one was chiang kai—shek, who was leader of the nationalist troops. the other was mao zedong, who wanted to turn china into a communist state. the two men were to become bitter rivals. translation: chiang kai—shek was a patriot. we worshipped him back then. we were probably influenced by germany's worshipping of hitler. we worshipped our leader, too. i was a head of a battalion in nationalist army and fought against the chinese communists in the civil war. chinese people fighting each other, it was a complex situation. it was all about which path china should take for the future. we thought they were the chinese traitors. in the ci
LINKTV
Apr 24, 2013 7:30pm PDT
china that's slowly ticking, yet given the expansive population of 1.2 billion people, they had literally no choice but to curb population and in a way that seems draconian to us and indeed draconian to them. but we see people in urban environments are very constricted housing, they understood that to continue without regulation would create a population pressure that would eat up any surplus they would ever create. and they have especially in the country side this is still not very well under control, but in the cities those one child families are emerging more and less like the middle class of the west, where people - where the single child is of the parents and they go of to school and - >> my question really was, how is this affecting their religious beliefs? >> well the family structure is no longer, this extended family is not the same metaphor for which is based in the agrarian society. so the new metaphor for the family is more, there's me, and my parents, and there's individualism that's emerging in that and again the notion of these sets of this old metaphor of confuci
BBC News
Apr 30, 2017 12:30am BST
. in the spring of 1974, a group of people in china accidentally uncovered the site of the vast terracotta army. 0ur accidentally uncovered the site of the vast terracotta army. our next witness is an archaeologist who has devoted her career to these life—size warriors. devoted her career to these life-size warriors. a vast army being unearthed from the tomb it has laid for more than 2000 years. —— laid for more than 2000 years. —— laid in. and she still works in the site of the army in china. remember, you can watch witness every month on the bbc news channel and you can catch up on all of the films along with more than 1000 radio programmes in our on line archive. just go to bbc news. the nazi who planned the holocaust in 1951 was put on trial in jerusalem. gabriela was a young israeli lawyer at the time and was chosen as one of the prosecutors in a trial attracting worldwide attention. —— gabriel. ina nice in a nice week of this trial, i can ta ke in a nice week of this trial, i can take this stand in the bullet—proof dock. he was the head of what is cold the
LINKTV
Feb 29, 2012 4:00pm PST
nosotros llamamos "china" uds. le llaman "naranja". exacto. y para ti y para mí, jugo es jugo. en cambio, en españa le dicen "zumo". ¿"zumo"? mmm, zumo. sí, laura. a lo que nosotros le llamamos jugo de china los españoles le llaman "zumo de naranja". iqué raro! y una papa en españa es una patata. ¿cómo? sí, una patata. patata, patata, patata, patata, patata... por fin, llega el mecánico. pero las noticias no son buenas. oh, aquí está el problema. algo con el aceite. iay! lo siento, pero no voy a poder resolver el problema aquí. voy a tener que llevar el carro a mi taller en ponce. ¿y nosotras? tendrán que ir conmigo en el camión. raquel: esta parte de puerto rico parece un desierto. angela: es porque hace mucho calor y llueve muy poco aquí en ponce. "ponce: la perla del sur". "ponce: la ciudad señorial". en la esquina de la plaza central de ponce está la catedral de nuestra señora de guadalupe. y ésta es la plaza, donde los ponceños se reúnen para hablar y disfrutar de sus horas libres. aquí vemos sus magníficas calles antiguas... su viejo teatro, la perla... sus
BBC News
Apr 1, 2017 2:30pm BST
richard nixon travelled to china for a historic meeting, rebuilding relations between the countries after 22 years of cold war. winston lord was one of the american aids on the trip. radio announcer: today, president nixon is visiting china, the first american statesman to set foot on chinese soil since chairman mao came to power in 19119. frankly many of us were a little disappointed in the arrival arrangements. this was a huge geopolitical event, and we na vely thought that there would be big crowds. in fact, there were just a few people, but then we recognised again that this was in keeping with the realistic fact that we had been enemies for 22 years, and you can't turn the page immediately. and so these two great countries, the most powerful nation on earth visits the most populist nation on earth. i was special assistant to henry kissinger, the national security advisor, and i was in charge of orchestrating and putting together the thick briefing books for the president, for his trip to china. my first impressions that beijing was that it was a very bleak, rather depressing pl
BBC News
Dec 31, 2016 1:30pm GMT
. this year is the 50th anniversary of the start of the cultural revolution in china. at the forefront were the red guards, fanatical students determined to help chairman mao eliminate any vestiges of capitalism. our next witness saul yeung was one of them. newsreel: the biggest nation on earth, china, is in turmoil. is china's ageing leader losing control? has mao gone mad, driven by the megalomania of the teenage red guards? mao had decided to drive the young people in a vast campaign to purify the communist party. there was to be a new revolution, a cultural revolution, a revolution in people's thinking. inspired by mao, the red guards went wild in their enthusiasm to keep the revolution alive. they worshipped mao as their leader and followed his instructions without question. they consider long hair and western—style clothes uncommunist. after reports of rioting, beatings up and even murder, the red guard seem to have gone too far. their leaders have told them to cool off and go and help with the harvest. saul yeung, talking to witness in san francisco. in january 1986 tragedy st
BBC News
May 6, 2017 2:30am BST
spring of 1974, a group of people in china accidentally uncovered the site of the vast terracotta army. our next witness is an archaeologist, li xiuzhen, who has devoted her career to these life—size warriors. newsreel: it's a vast terracotta army being unearthed from the tomb it has laid in for more than 2000 years. i work on the site of the terracotta army in china. you can tell the different and li xiuzhen still works on the site of the terracotta army in china. remember, you can watch witness every month on the bbc news channel and you can catch up on all of the films along with more than 1,000 radio programmes in our on line archive. just go to bbc news. the nazi who planned the holocaust in 1951 was put on trial injerusalem. -- 1961. gabriel bach was a young israeli lawyer at the time and was chosen as one of the prosecutors in a trial attracting worldwide attention. in a ninth week of thisjerusalem trialfor the murder of 6 million jews, albert eichmann takes the stand in the bullet—proof dock. eichmann was the head of what is called the jewish department of the ss and t
BBC News
Oct 2, 2017 2:30am BST
to walk the entire length of the great wall of china, a scientist who sealed herself inside a giant greenhouse for an environmental experiment, and a cuban musician who remembers recording one of the country's most successful albums. but first, in september, 1977, anti—apartheid activist, steve biko, leader of the black consciousness movement in south africa, died in police custody. weeks earlier, he had been arrested. witness has spoken to biko's friend, peterjones, who was arrested with him. i miss my friend, steve biko, and i am forever in his debt. steve biko is one of the people that originated the new generation of young political—minded black people — the black consciousness movement. we believe that in our country there shall be no minority, there shall be no majority, there shall be just the people. and those people will have the same status before the law and they will have the same rights before the law. the apartheid government ensured there was no resistance against its doctrines and against its policies. there was a roadblock and they then searched the car. they
LINKTV
May 14, 2012 4:30pm PDT
made more than 50 expeditions to africa, antarctica, bolivia, china, greenland, peru, russia, and the united states. at the end of every expedition, the ice is rushed back to the cold room at ohio state university, where it is preserved in a frozen library, waiting to be deciphered. thompson: and we now have 7,000 meters of core we store at minus 30. and it turns out now that it's the only tropical archive of ice cores on earth. narrator: these cores are crucial links in the history of climate, connecting the polar regions to the tropics. by analyzing this archive and comparing it to other climate records, a global understanding of past climate is emerging. woman: what we want to do is get it back to the lab and start working on it as quickly as possible, because everybody's really curious to see what kind of information it has. as a matter of fact, as we're drilling this, we're often talking about what information this record might hold and how it might fit in with all the other records. it's another piece of a global puzzle, and we feel that every one of these pieces is critical. na
BBC News
Jun 3, 2017 2:30am BST
and negotiate a new deal. however, china, india and the eu have recommitted to the original agreement. the new leader of the biggest party in ireland's coalition government, fine gael, is leo varadkar, the son of an indian immigrant who is ireland's first openly gay minister. aged 38, he is set to become ireland's youngest prime minister in a few weeks‘ time. now let's take a brief look at some of this morning's front pages. we start with the mirror which leads with the conservative candidate for south thanet, craig mackinlay, being charged with breaking electoral law. the tories have said the allegations are unfounded. the election is also the main story on the express, with snp leader nicola sturgeon saying she'd be willing to enter coalition talks with labour, if the result is inconclusive. the mail cites research, which suggests statins can dramatically cut the risk of dying from breast cancer. theresa may has vowed to consult businesses at every step of the brexit negotiations, in an interview with the financial times. the i leads with the charge of alleged overspending faced b
BBC News
Sep 3, 2017 5:30am BST
is really going to be challenging china with this explosion is of the damage that was likely done in china. korea is a granite underlying geology and that undoubtedly have caused great shocks in china. i think he is trying to move quickly before he is hit hard then be able to sustain the development of this nuclear and missile programme but we don't know for sure. this is the kind of time when he is trying to build up a capability that will be truly threatening to the outside world. we have to be prepared to take serious action against him. you mentioned china, this is incredibly difficult for that country, isn't it? it is because on the one hand, they don't wa nt to because on the one hand, they don't want to see a collapse of north korea but on the other hand, they know that if somehow there was chaos in north korea, they would have to do something, xijinping the leader of china has been very clear that if war or chaos were to develop in north korea, he would have to take action. and since he's a person who cannot stop their missile negritude, the nuclear tests, obviously the only
BBC News
Jul 30, 2017 2:30pm BST
news. president trump has criticised china on twitter, saying it's doing nothing to halt north korea's weapons programme after pyongyang test—fired its second intercontinental ballistic missile in a month. the australian prime minister says counter—terror police have foiled an attempt to blow—up a plane. four people have been arrested in raids across sydney. the threat of terrorism is very real. the disruption operation, the effo rts real. the disruption operation, the efforts overnight, have been very effective, but there is more work to do. the international trade secretary liam fox has said the government would not be keeping faith with the eu referendum result if it allowed the free movement of people to continue after brexit. but the chancellor philip hammond has previously said it will be some time before full migration controls can be introduced. a record number of criminals have had their sentences increased after victims and members of the public asked for them to be reviewed. now on bbc news, witness. hello, i'm lucy hockings. welcome to witness, here at the bri
BBC News
Jul 31, 2017 2:30am BST
been tested. president trump said china is doing nothing for the us on north korea. the scottish government has called for scotch to be defined in uk law in order to protect whisky exports after brexit. holyrood is concerned that any future trade deal with the united states might allow american firms to brand their whiskies as scotch. our business correspondent joe lynam reports. under eu rules of origin, any spirit described as scotch whiskey must be aged released three years and matured in scotland. but the scottish government says the us negotiators during the recent trade talks with the eu had wanted this definition to be relaxed to accommodate its whiskey makers. so now holyrood wants the eu definition of scotch to be incorporated into uk law after brexit. that is because whiskey making supports 20,000 jobs and is worth £4 billion to scotland. we have to make absolutely certain that any deal done with the us protects scottish jobs. if that deal does not protect the definition of whiskey as a spirit matured for three years or more, it weakens that definition and we will lose
BBC News
Apr 1, 2017 12:30am BST
nixon travelled to china for an historic meeting for building relations between the countries after more than 22 years of cold war. western lord was one of the american aids on the trip. today, president nixon is visiting china. the first american statesman to have settled on chinese soil since chairman mao came to power in 19119. —— winston lord. chairman mao came to power in 19119. -- winston lord. many of us were a little disappointed in the arrival arrangements. this was a huge geological event and we navy thought there would be big crowds and in fa ct there would be big crowds and in fact there were a few people. —— naively. we then realised this was keeping in line with the fact we have been enemies for years and you could not turn a page immediately. and so these two great countries, the most powerful nation on earth visits the most populous nation on earth. i was special assistant to a henry kissinger, the national security adviser, and i was in charge of orchestrating and putting together the thick briefing books we re together the thick briefing books were the pres
BBC News
Dec 31, 2016 12:30am GMT
russians. china has announced that it will ban its entire ivory trade in the coming year. one conservation group said it could be the turning point that brings elephants back from the brink of extinction. police in rio dejaneiro have detained the greek ambassador‘s wife and two other people on suspicion of involvement in the envoy‘s murder. investigators say the ambassador‘s body was found in the boot of a burnt—out car. the nationwide ceasefire in syria is now over 2a hours old. while it appears to be holding in most areas, there is some confusion over which groups are actually involved. well, that is it from me. it is my opportunity to wish you a happy new year. gavin grey on at 1am. now on bbc news, witness. tanya beckett introduces us to five extraordinary moments in history. hallo, and welcome to witness with me, tanya beckett. iam here hallo, and welcome to witness with me, tanya beckett. i am here at the british library in london for the last time this year to bring if i wa nt last time this year to bring if i want our favourite stories from 2016. we will meet a former membe
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2016 11:53pm EDT
the brave new world, india, china and the united states. at 11 p.m., oscar 11:00 p.m., oscar martinez on his book, "a history of violence" even in dieting and central america. >> a signature feature of c-span's book tvs are coverage of book fairs and festivals across the country featuring nonfiction authors. saturday at 11:00 a.m. eastern tv will be live at the mississippi book festival for the second annual literary lawn party at the state capital. other panels feature civil rights, education policy, mississippi, mississippi state history in the 2016 presidential election. authors include john beauchamp who is written biographies on jefferson, jackson, and george hw bush. trent lott discusses his book on political polarization, crisis point. go to book tv done or for the complete schedule. >> live coverage at 1:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> come in a public tv in primetime, books focusing on issues of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. the, clara bingham on her book witness to the revolution. then 67 shots, the end of american innocence. later, jacob weisberg on his book on "ronald reag
LINKTV
Jun 15, 2013 10:00am PDT
>> cyber hacking. a two-way street between china and the u.s.. prime minister trying to change the constitution? why more women in south korea are bringing home the bacon. the biggest stories in asia, the latest buzz on social media, all here on link asia. [captions made possible by kcet television]
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