CHINA Fresh Start: Podcast News (3/11/2018 Sun.)

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Fresh Start: Podcast News (3/11/2018 Sun.)

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13:02, May 27, 2018

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Welcome to Fresh Start.

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Here are today’s picks from our editors.

China to release Artificial Intelligence project guideline

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To speed up research on AI technologies, China will make public a development guideline, Minister Wan said during this year's National People's Congress. 

Wan also noted that AI shall evolve for social uses and be made available for entrepreneurs. 

In recent years, China has implemented AI technology in public transportation hubs such as airports and high-speed railways stations.  (People's Daily app)

Foreign companies welcome in State-owned enterprises reform 

China's state assests regulator said on Saturday that it is "delighted" to see foreign enterprises taking part in the mixed-ownership reform of China's state-owned enterprises. 

He also added that China is firm in pushing forward the mixed-ownership reform and noted that all participants' rights will be protected. (Xinhua) 

US seeks 'concrete actions' from North Korea before planned talks 

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President Trump will not meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un unless Pyeongyang takes "concrete actions," the White House said on Friday after it faced criticism for agreeing talks with Kim. 

However, the administration did not specify what actions North Korea need to take for the meeting to happen. 

“The deal with North Korea is very much in the making and will be, if completed, a very good one for the World. Time and place to be determined,” the President tweeted on Thursday. (Reuters) 

China private space firm sets sight on commercial aerospace

Beijing-based One Space, one of the commercial aerospace start-ups in China, will launch a new rocket series in June. 

The 50-ton OS-X rocket is designed to provide high-altitude research and test services in suborbital flights. 

The successful launch of SpaceX falcon rocket has inspired many start-ups in China, with at least seven private companies venturing into the space race. (CGTN)

Chinese scientists progress in decoding human genome 

Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences has discovered an important mechanism in human evolution. 

The leader of the research team said the findings are expected to help improve the quality of reproduction technology. 

The achievement is part of the team's study on gene expression. (China Plus / Xinhua) 

Toymakers tumble as Toys 'R' Us prepares to liquidate 

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Shares of Mattel and Hasbro Inc, two of the largest US toymakers tumbled on Friday after reports that their key customer, Toys 'R' Us Inc is preparing for potential liquidation. 

Toys 'R' us will liquidate its operations if its negotiations with creditors do not result in a deal that can help the company to emerge from bankruptcy.

The toy retailer said in January it would shut about a fifth of its US stores as it tries to emerge from one of the largest ever bankruptcies by a specialty retailer. (Reuters) 

Little inventor has big dreams

While fellow classmates are busy preparing for the infamously competitve Goakao, China's college entrance exam, Li Chentian, a teenager from Guangdong provice has been busy testing a thermal liquid sensor-one of his latest inventions. 

In fact, he is so dedicated that he has been awarded nine national patents at age 17.

Li showed an interest in electronics when he was two and created a Freon-free refrigerator when he was nine. 

One of his biggest supporters is his father who has invested more than one million yuan or $160,000 to help his son set up a labratory. (China Plus) 

Hollywood filmmaker to visit Mulan's roots

Veteran Hollywood filmmakers, including creators of the 1998 animated film Mulan, will embark on a "discovery trip" to the legendary Chinese heroine's birthplace in Hubei Province next week.

In the 20 years since the Disney film came out, its director Tony Bancroft hasn't been to the land of Mulan's roots. 

"For me, it's a full circle tour of where my favorite heroine was born," he said. 

A live-action remake of the film is expected to be released in 2019. (China Daily)

Thank you for listening and be sure to catch us tomorrow.

This weekend's poem is by American Poet Robert Frost:

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - / I took the one less traveled by, / And that has made all the difference." 

(Produced by Nancy Yan Xu, Ryan Yaoran Yu, Zeke Ziyi Zeng and Regina Barna) 

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