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i'm michio kijima in tokyo with the news at this hour. >>> chinese president hu jintao has expressed his determination to fight rampant corruption on the ruling communist party. hu made the pledge in a speech at a ceremony held in beijing on friday to mark the 90th anniversary of the party's founding. >> translator: we have to implement strict policies against corruption. otherwise we may lose the trust and support of the people. it's a critical issue for the party. >> hu stressed that china will carry out political reforms in line with the country's situation, while acknowledging the citizens' rights are still not fully protected. china has adopted market principles under its one-party rule and overtook japan to become the world's second largest economy. the rapid growth has widened economic gaps and fueled inflation, causing popular dissatisfaction. hu jintao also expressed this. >> translator: it rests on a strong defense and a powerful military. the country must pursue a stronger defense as well as economic growth. >>> this aircraft carrier seen last month is a signal of the ongo
i'm michio kijima in tokyo with the news at this hour. >>> the japanese government estimates the country will face a power supply shortage of around 10% next summer if all of its nuclear reactor goes offline. a government panel gave the estimate on friday at a meeting attended by prime minister naoto kan. all of the reactors could be offline by next spring for safety inspections resuming operations could take longer than usual because of the government recently introduced additional safety checks called stress tests. the panel said that if all of the country's reactors are down, the power supply will be about 10% short of peak demand in eastern japan and 8% in western japan. it also estimates that additional fuel costs around $38 billion will be incurred if utilities make up for the shortage through thermal generation. the panel called for introducing power-saving home appliances, industrial equipment to avoid rolling blackouts or mandatory power xupts it also stressed a need to promote renewable energy. the government will soon draft a three-year energy plan that is expected to include
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