CHINA Fresh Start: Podcast News (11/11/2019 Mon.)

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Fresh Start: Podcast News (11/11/2019 Mon.)

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06:12, November 11, 2019

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Welcome to Fresh Start.

This is People’s Daily app. 

Here are today’s picks from our editors.

Chinese president arrives in Greece for state visit

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Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Greece Sunday for a three-day state visit to consolidate traditional friendship and strengthen cooperation between the two countries.

Upon arrival, Xi said Greece boasts long history and glorious culture and has made outstanding contributions to the progress of human civilizations.

Xi pointed out that China and Greece have maintained a high level of development in their relations over recent years, as witnessed by frequent high-level exchanges, constant deepening of political mutual trust, and fruitful cooperation results under the Belt and Road Initiative that is marked by the Piraeus Port project.

The two countries have also kept close communication and coordination on major international and regional issues, contributing to world peace, stability, development and prosperity, he said.

Greece is the first stop of Xi's ongoing Europe and Latin America tour, which will also take him to Brazil. He will attend the 11th BRICS summit to be held in Brasilia on Nov. 13-14. (Xinhua)

Second CIIE concludes with $71.13 bln in tentative deals

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The second China International Import Expo (CIIE) concluded Sunday, with $71.13 billion worth of tentative deals reached for one-year purchases of goods and services.

The amount rose 23 percent from last year’s event, Sun Chenghai, vice director of the CIIE Bureau, said at a news conference.

A total of 181 countries, regions and international organizations attended the expo, and more than 3,800 enterprises participated in the exhibitions.

The six-day event, with the theme of "New Era, Shared Future," attracted more than 500,000 domestic and foreign buyers, Sun said. (Xinhua)

Iran discovers new oil field with over 50 billion barrels

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that a massive reserve of crude oil was discovered in Iran's southwestern province of Khuzestan.

The field has 53 billion barrels of crude oil, Rouhani said.

The discovery will boost Iran's proven crude reserves by one-third, he said. (Xinhua)

Turkey to start sending IS fighters home amid Europe row 

Turkey said it would start sending captured foreign Islamic State (IS) fighters to their countries next week amid a row with European nations.

Over the last week, Turkish interior minister Suleyman Soylu has several times harshly criticized European countries for inaction, vowing to repatriate IS militants, even if their citizenship had been revoked.

Following its military incursion in northeastern Syria in October, the interior minister has stated that Ankara had around 1,200 foreign IS fighters and members of their families in its custody, 287 of whom had been captured during its cross-border operation. (Xinhua)

Turkey to start sending IS fighters home amid Europe row 

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Turkey said it would start sending captured foreign Islamic State (IS) fighters to their countries next week amid a row with European nations.

Over the last week, Turkish interior minister Suleyman Soylu has several times harshly criticized European countries for inaction, vowing to repatriate IS militants, even if their citizenship had been revoked.

Following its military incursion in northeastern Syria in October, the interior minister has stated that Ankara had around 1,200 foreign IS fighters and members of their families in its custody, 287 of whom had been captured during its cross-border operation. (Xinhua)

Indian top court gives disputed holy site to Hindus to build temple

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India's Supreme Court on Saturday awarded a bitterly contested religious site to Hindus, dealing a defeat to Muslims who also claim the land. 

The ruling in the dispute between Hindu and Muslim groups paves the way for the construction of a Hindu temple on the site in the northern town of Ayodhya.

Hindus believe the site is the birthplace of Lord Ram, a physical incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu, and say the site was holy for Hindus long before the Muslim Mughals, India's most prominent Islamic rulers, built the Babri Mosque there in 1528.

In 1992, a Hindu mob destroyed the 16th-century Babri Mosque, triggering riots across the country where almost 2,000 people were killed. (CGTN)

Chinese researchers identify rare amber encasing ancient shrimp

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Chinese researchers have identified a rare piece of amber containing an ancient shrimp dating back around 22 million years.

Researchers from the Institute of Zoology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Nankai University as well as the Institute of Oceanology under the CAS discovered the specimen in Mexico. Formed in the early Miocene, about 22 million years ago, it sheds light on the ecosystems and biodiversity of the Gulf of Mexico at that time.

It is rare to see aquatic organisms preserved in amber, and this is the first time a caridean shrimp has been discovered in an amber fossil, according to the team. (Xinhua)

War epic ‘Midway’ bests ‘Doctor Sleep’ at the box office

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Despite a fresh injection of four big movies into the marketplace, audiences largely stayed away from theaters this weekend and the North American box office is hurting.

Down nearly 27% from last year, the sluggish weekend allowed for a few big surprises however. The biggest surprise was the fact that the Roland Emmerich film “Midway,” which slightly overperformed, snagged the first-place spot over Warner Bros.′ “Doctor Sleep.”

Lionsgate on Sunday estimated that “Midway” earned $17.5 million on 3,242 screens. (AP) 

Thanks for listening and be sure to catch us tomorrow.

And now for the Question of the Day:

What Greek hero from Homer`s epic poem the Iliad, was invulnerable except for his heel?

(Answer: Achilles.) 

Today’s quote is from English poet William Wordsworth (1770-1850). 

"The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love."

(Produced by Nancy Yan Xu, Ryan Yaoran Yu, Lance Crayon, and Paris Yelu Xu. Music by Eugene Loner.)


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