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

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Fresh Start: Podcast News (2/2/2018 Fri.)

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10:32, May 27, 2018

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Welcome to Fresh Start.

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Here are today's picks from our editors.

President Xi meets with UK leader in Beijing

Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May during the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China September 4, 2016.

On Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with visiting British Prime Minister Theresa May, calling on both countries to forge an enhanced version of the "Golden Era" bilateral ties.
During their meeting, Xi said peace, development and win-win cooperation had become the mainstream of the times.
This is May's first official visit to China since she took office in 2016. (Xinhua)

IOC says appeal victory no guarantee for 28 Russian athletes

No longer disqualified from the upcoming Olympics, the 28 Russian athletes who won their doping appeal cases on Thursday could still be blocked from competing at the PyeongChang games.
The International Olympic Committee said it was not obliged to invite the Russian athletes to compete.
"Not being sanctioned does not automatically confer the privilege of an invitation," the IOC said in a statement issued after the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced its verdicts. (AP)

London terror attacker found guilty

A British man obsessed with Muslims was found guilty on Thursday of murder and attempted murder, after deliberately driving into a group of people outside a London mosque last summer.
48-year-old Darren Osborne, from Cardiff, Wales, described as an unemployed “loner,” pleaded not guilty at London’s Woolwich Crown Court.
The Crown Prosecution Service said Osborne "planned and carried out this attack because of his hatred of Muslims.” (AFP)

China to build leading hyper-gravity centrifuge

On Wednesday, scientists announced that China plans to build two centrifuges for hyper-gravity experiments that, when completed, will become the world's largest.
Project leader Chen Yunmin, an engineering professor at Zhejiang University said, “Hyper-gravity will enable scientists to simulate a deep-sea environment thousands of meters below sea level, in which they can easily test the mining of natural gas hydrate, or combustible ice.”
The project is expected to be completed in five years. (Xinhua)

Miners trapped under South African gold mine

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Rescue efforts are underway as roughly a thousand miners remain underground after thunderstorms wiped out power supplies in the small town of Beatrix in Free State, South Africa.
On Thursday, a company spokesperson for the gold mine said the miners were safe, and water and food have been delivered to them.  (People’s Daily app)

China box office smashes January records

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Chinese moviegoers fed box office revenue for the first month of 2018 with an impressive 4.94 billion yuan ($785 million dollars), according to Maoyan, a popular film database in China.
Buoyed by strong domestic film productions, ticket sales surpassed previous January records.
"The Ex-File: The Return of the Exes" and "Forever Young,” both Chinese productions were the top two earners for the month.  (Xinhua)

Cutest job in the world not cushy

Labels such as "the world's best job" or "happiest job,” are not enough to describe the reality of what it means to work as a panda keeper.
Training pandas, an essential part of the job, is extremely dangerous, said Zhang Dalei, a panda keeper who also explained that they have to teach pandas how to survive before they’re released into the wild.
Aside from the risks, panda keepers fall under intense supervision from worldwide panda-lovers as part of their live broadcasts.
China had almost 2,000 giant pandas in the wild at the end of 2015, up from 1,100 in 2000.  Today, there are 422 pandas in captivity, according to China's State Forestry Administration.  (Global Times)

LA school shooting leaves multiple wounded

Two injured in Westlake school shooting; suspect in custody, police say

Thursday morning, a shooter opened fire at a school in Los Angeles, California, critically wounding two and injuring at least three others.
Shortly before 9:00 am, police officers received a “shots fired” alert at the 1500 block of West 2nd Street, according to LAPD Officer Drake Madison.
The victims include a 15-year-old male who remains in critical condition and a 15-year-old female who was shot in the wrist.
Police apprehended the suspect who is believed to be a teenage girl. (Agencies)

Thanks for listening and be sure to catch us tomorrow. 

Today’s quote is from Helen Keller:

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”

(Produced by Nancy Yan Xu, Lance Crayon, Ryan Yaoran Yu,  Serena Na Ma, and Ziyi Zeng.)


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