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People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (6/6/2019 Thu.)

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20:04, June 06, 2019

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This is People’s Daily Tonight, your news source from China. 

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China to complete BeiDou-3 satellite system by 2020

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China's BeiDou-3 satellite system is expected to be completed by 2020, with a total of 35 satellites.

A researcher from the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory said China has deployed three systems to provide accurate positioning and navigation services to the world.

As a space infrastructure of national significance, the BDS provides all-time, all-weather and high-accuracy positioning, navigation and timing services to global users, according to a white paper on the system.

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Govt to boost supervision of rare earth industry

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China, the world's largest producer of rare earths, will take key measures in a new push to better exploit rare earth resources, rectify market order and improve management of the market, said the country's top economic regulator.

The National Development and Reform Commission recently held an expert symposium, which discussed the country's efforts to improve the industrial structure, protect resources and raise the scientific and technological levels of rare earth exploitation.

Experts attending the seminar said rare earth is an important strategic resource for modern industry as well as a key basic material for transforming traditional industries and developing emerging sectors.

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Feds: No more education, legal services for immigrant kids

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Immigrant children in the care of the US government will no longer have access to English-language courses and legal services.

The Health and Human Services department notified shelters around the country last week that it was not going to reimburse them for teachers’ pay or other costs such as legal services or recreational equipment. 

The move appears to violate a legal settlement known as the Flores agreement, that requires the government to provide education and recreational activities to immigrant children in its care.

It’s now up to the various nonprofit and private organizations run facilities for the children to cover such costs.

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Amazon's warranty terms violate Chinese consumer rights regulations

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Part of US e-commerce giant Amazon's warranty terms violate China's consumer right regulations, according to an investigation report released Wednesday by the consumer council in East China's Jiangsu province.

Amazon's warranty, which allows for using refurbished parts and devices for repair and replacement, is against China's relevant regulation, which states that the parts and devices should be brand new, according to the report by Jiangsu Consumer Council.

The report also noted Amazon's lack of warranty coverage on the software on its e-book reader Kindle.

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Trump reports progress, but not enough, in tariff talks with Mexico

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US President Donald Trump said some progress was made in talks with Mexico on averting the tariffs he threatens to impose unless the southern neighbor stems the flow of undocumented migrants into the US.

Trump's evening tweet said discussions will resume Thursday.

This comes as new data showed migrant detentions at the southern US border have hit their highest level since 2006.

The tariffs could prove disastrous for Latin America's second-largest economy.

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Gansu envisions tourism as route out of poverty

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China's western Gansu province, home to multiple World Heritage Sites, is planning to tap into its rich tourism and cultural resources to aid its shift from an industrial base to a green development model.

The move could inject momentum into poverty relief endeavors in one of China's least developed regions.

And now tours to some of the villages in the south of Gansu have been super popular.

The tourism sector has made notable progress over the past few years in Gansu, which possesses a wide range of landforms ranging from deserts to plateaus, and is widely considered a cradle of early Chinese civilization.

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Provinces and cities empowered to sue polluters

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And governments at provincial and city levels and their subordinate departments in China have been given the authority to sue polluters for damaging the environment.

The new measure was outlined in a judicial interpretation of 23 articles issued by China's top court.

In December 2015, the central leadership issued a reform plan requesting judicial and government officials to come up with ways for polluters to pay damages for the restoration of damaged environments.

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And that’s People’s Daily Tonight. Thanks for joining us.

(Produced by David Nye and Bai Yuanqi)

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