CHINA Fresh Start: Podcast News (2/1/2018 Thu.)


Fresh Start: Podcast News (2/1/2018 Thu.)

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10:31, May 27, 2018


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Xi stresses developing modernized economy


Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, has urged developing a modernized economy to push the country's economic development to a new level.
On Tuesday, Xi made the remarks while presiding over the third group study of the Political Bureau of the 19th CPC Central Committee. (Xinhua)

Oxford dictionary adds new words for latest edition


Earlier this week, the 150-year-old Oxford English Dictionary added over 1,100 new words to its latest edition.
Some of the words already exist but have been given modern definitions, while others are new and widely used.
For example, “mansplaining,” which describes a male explaining something needlessly, overbearingly, or condescendingly, especially to a woman, in a manner thought to reveal a patronizing or chauvinistic attitude. (People’s Daily app)

Beijing announces Winter Olympic roster


On Wednesday it was announced China would send a team of 82 athletes to the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Deputy Chief of Mission, Yang Shu'an told reporters the team would compete in 55 events in 12 disciplines.
At the last Winter Olympics held in Sochi, China took home three gold, four silver, and two bronze medals, placing 12th in the overall medal tally.  (Xinhua)

MIT recognizes China’s young innovators 


On Tuesday in Bejing, the 2017 MIT Technology Review named 35 Chinese innovators under the age of 35.
This marks the first time the "MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35," a world-class science and innovation talent award, has come to China. (People’s Daily app)

Trump keeps ‘Gitmo’ open for business


US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep open the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay.
The order, signed just before Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, says the US maintains the option to detain additional enemy combatants at the detention center in Cuba when lawful and necessary to protect US national security. (AP)

GOP leaders safe after train collision claims one fatality


On Wednesday, a southbound train traveling from Washington DC to West Virginia carrying Republican House representatives collided with a garbage truck.
It was reported most of the Congressional lawmakers were fine while some had sustained injuries.
Republican House member Jason Lewis of Minnesota was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for a concussion.

The US Representatives were on their way to an annual retreat being held this year in West Virginia. (Reuters)

Spanish King makes princess daughter heir to the throne


Spain's King Felipe VI presented his eldest daughter Leonor with the Order of the Golden Fleece.
The distinction is one of Spain’s highest honors.
During the king’s 50th birthday celebration, it was announced that the 12-year-old Princess Leonor would be the next Queen of Spain.  (People’s Daily app)

Rare Super Blood Blue Moon a buzz in China


On Wednesday, the Super Blood Blue Moon created online buzz in China.
Netizens shared photos on social media of the rare cosmic occurrence. 
Not seen in over 150 years, it was a combination of three unusual lunar events: an extra big super moon, a blue moon, and a total lunar eclipse. (People’s Daily app)

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