CHINA Fresh Start: Podcast News (11/14/2019 Thu.)


Fresh Start: Podcast News (11/14/2019 Thu.)

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07:24, November 14, 2019




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Here are today’s picks from our editors.

China ready to achieve common prosperity with Brazil: Xi


Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday that China is fully confident in China-Brazil cooperation and stands ready to achieve common prosperity with Brazil.

Xi made the remarks when meeting with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in Brasilia. 

China is optimistic about Brazil's development prospects and fully confident in bilateral cooperation, Xi said, adding that China stands ready to share development experience and gains with Brazil, so as to achieve common prosperity.

Xi expressed willingness to work with Bolsonaro to properly grasp and guide the direction of the development of China-Brazil relations.

China supports its enterprises to actively participate in Brazil's infrastructure construction to promote connectivity, Xi said.

Noting that China is a significant major country and Brazil's largest trading partner, Bolsonaro said the Brazilian people hold admiration, respect and friendly feelings toward the Chinese people, and Brazil-China cooperation boasts increasing significance to Brazil's future development. (Xinhua)

China sends five satellites into orbit via single rocket


Five new remote-sensing satellites were sent into planned orbit from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in North China's Shanxi Province.

The five Ningxia-1 satellites were launched by a Long March-6 carrier rocket on Wednesday.

The satellites are part of a commercial satellite project invested by the Ningxia Jingui Information Technology and will be used for remote sensing detection. (Xinhua)

DPRK warns US against military drills with South Korea


The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) gave a stern warning on Wednesday against a planned joint military drill to be held by the US and South Korea.

The DPRK spokesman said that the US and South Korea have staged several military drills this year, and such acts have put DPRK-US relations on the verge of a breakdown.

Seoul and Washington said last week they would skip their annual joint exercise, known as Vigilant Ace, and instead hold a scaled-back drill. (Xinhua)

Saudi Arabia, Yemen’s Houthi rebels in indirect peace talks


Saudi Arabia and Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels are holding indirect, behind-the-scenes talks to end the devastating five-year war in Yemen, officials from both sides have told media. 

The two sides have communicated via video conference over the past two months, according to Gamal Amer, a negotiator for the Yemeni rebels known as Houthis. 

Yemen remains a divided country. The Iran-backed Houthis have controlled the capital, Sanaa, and much of the north since 2014. The Saudi-led military coalition, which entered the war in 2015, is fighting on behalf of Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and his internationally recognized government. (AP)

Hazardous air quality forces school closures in New Delhi


All schools in New Delhi were ordered to close on November 14 and 15 in the wake of extreme air pollution levels prevailing in the city, said the Environment Pollution Authority (EPCA) on Wednesday.

The EPCA closed mix plants and stone crushers until November 15, including coal and other fuel based industries which have not shifted to natural gas or agro-residue in nearby towns.

According to media reports, the air quality conditions in and around the Indian capital may lead to serious health problems like respiratory diseases and heart ailments. (Xinhua)

China's top high-tech fair opens in Shenzhen


Traders and investors from more than 100 countries and regions gathered Wednesday to attend the 21st China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF), held in southern China's tech hub Shenzhen.

With the theme of Invigorating the Greater Bay Area through Opening Up and Innovation, more than 250 events will be held. 

New products and technology in fields such as the new generation of information technology, energy conservation and environmental technology, optoelectronics display, smart city, aerospace, and aviation technology will be showcased during the five-day event. (Xinhua)

World's first Ebola vaccine approved in Europe


The world's first ever Ebola vaccine won approval from the European Commission (EC) on Monday to be marketed in the bloc after more than two decades of research.

US drug maker Merck received approval from the EC to market its Ebola vaccine, less than a month after a European medicines panel backed the first ever vaccine against the deadly virus.

The vaccine, Ervebo, is approved for individuals aged 18 years and older and has already been used against the spread of a deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. (CGTN)

Thanks for listening and be sure to catch us tomorrow.

And now for the Question of the Day:

What is the largest city in Brazil?

(Answer: São Paulo.) 

Today’s quote is from British poet Arthur Symons (1865-1945). 

"A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him."

(Produced by Nancy Yan Xu, Ryan Yaoran Yu, Lance Crayon, and Elaine Yue Lin. Music by Eugene Loner.)

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