BRI NEWS People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (6/7/2018 Thur.)

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People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (6/7/2018 Thur.)

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19:47, June 07, 2018

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This is People's Daily tonight, your news source from China. 

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China, Kyrgyzstan agree to establish comprehensive strategic partnership

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China and Kyrgyzstan agree to establish a comprehensive strategic partnership.

The agreement was reached during the talks between President Xi Jinping and Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov.

Xi says China is willing to work with Kyrgyzstan to carry forward the traditional friendship and conduct all-around cooperation to achieve national development and better benefits for the two peoples. (Xinhua)

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Abe's 'mission of reassurances' to US unlikely to dispel mistrust on DPRK, trade

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Chinese analysts say Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the United States is unlikely to dispel bilateral mistrust on issues concerning the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and trade.

Abe will be meeting US President Donald Trump to reaffirm Tokyo’s stance on Korean Peninsula denuclearization and trade.

Abe will also be attending the G7 summit in Canada. (Xinhua)

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EU hits back at US tariffs as trade row heats up

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A full-on trade war between the US and EU moves a significant step closer. 

This, following the European Commission's decision to endorse the imposition of additional duties on selected imports from the US to the EU.

The move is in response to tariffs being imposed by the US on EU steel and aluminum products.

The rebalancing dutiesapply to a list of products notified to the World Trade Organization, and are fully in line with WTO rules. (China Daily)

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China releases information on overseas fugitives

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China releases information on 50 fugitives suspected of duty-related or economic crimes.

This includes their names, photos, and possible current whereabouts. 

The statement shows that 23 fugitives may have fled to the United States, and that Canada and New Zealand are also among the main countries where the fugitives could possibly be hiding. 

The majority of the fugitives are suspected of corruption, bribery or embezzlement. (Xinhua)

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Putin: Russia is a firm supporter of China’s Belt and Road Initiative

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Russia has always been a firm supporter of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

That’s according to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Putin says it matches Russia’s efforts to establish an alliance in the Eurasian economy.

The Belt and Road Initiative was proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013.

It aims to create a common community with a shared future for mankind. (CGTN)

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1,881 receive a Chinese 'green card' over the last two months

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China's State Immigration Administration formally began operation on April 2. Since then, 1,881 foreigners have received their Chinese green cards over the last two months thanks to the optimization of the application process.

The number is equivalent to the total number issued in 2017.

Those obtaining the permanent residence status include scientists in the field of basic science research, leading talents in the applied research sector, PhD supervisors in universities and scientific research institutes, excellent entrepreneurs, and their spouses and children. (People's Daily app)

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99 killed in Guatemala volcano eruption – officials

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And the death toll from the eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala continues to rise.

Authorities now place it at 99.

The eruption took place on Sunday.

It was the country's most violent in over a century.

Nearly 200 people remain missing. (Xinhua)

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

(Produced by David Nye and Qu Qiuyan)

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