CHINA Fresh Start: Podcast News (3/31/2019 Sun.)

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Fresh Start: Podcast News (3/31/2019 Sun.)

People's Daily app

04:33, March 31, 2019

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Welcome to Fresh Start.

This is People’s Daily app.

Here are today’s picks from our editors.

China's lunar rover Yutu-2 resumes work after third lunar night

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China's lunar rover Yutu-2, or Jade Rabbit-2, has woken up from its third lunar night on the far side of the moon and resumed its scientific exploration mission.

According to the China National Space Administration, the lunar rover woke itself up at 8:28 p.m. on Friday and re-established communications with its relay satellite.

As of March 13, the rover had completed three lunar days of work, traveling 163 meters before switching to sleep mode. (People's Daily app)

China treats polluted water after chemical plant blast

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About 18,000 cubic meters of polluted water from the site of a deadly blast in eastern China's Jiangsu Province had been transported to sewage treatment facilities of two nearby chemical factories for temporary storage by Saturday noon, according to the rescue headquarters.

The polluted water was first neutralized with alkaline substances and then transported through pipelines to the said facilities, before being treated later, said the rescue headquarters. (Xinhua)

British PM mulls fourth try on Brexit deal

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British Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday mulled a possible fourth attempt to get her Brexit agreement through parliament, faced with the growing risk of a chaotic no-deal exit in less than two weeks' time.

MPs on Friday resoundingly rejected May's deal, although by a substantially lower margin than on two previous occasions.

MPs are due to gather again on Monday to consider possible changes to the deal that could ensure it is adopted, including support for closer economic ties with the European Union after Britain leaves. (AFP)

NASA camera on jetliner captures star formation in deep space

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Using an airborne telescope on a jetliner, astronomers captured a cosmic light show sparked by the forming stars almost 17,000 light years away.

Learning how massive stars form in our Milky Way Galaxy helps scientists understand how these stars form in distant galaxies that are too far away to see in detail.

The infrared camera for the SOFIA Telescope with sensitive detectors and powerful magnification allowed the researchers to have discovered the enormous stars right after their birth, according to a news release of the United States space agency NASA on Friday. (Xinhua)

China to promote standardized overall treatment for breast cancer

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China is moving to promote a package of breast cancer prevention and treatment standards across the country, hoping to further prolong patients' survival time and narrow the diagnosis and treatment gap between urban and rural areas.

A series of guidelines covering breast cancer screening, early diagnosis and treatment and rational drug use to follow-up treatment and management of concomitant diseases were released Saturday at an ongoing cancer and health conference jointly held by the National Cancer Center (NCC), Cancer Foundation of China, Beijing Breast Disease Society and other related institutions.  (Xinhua)

First naturalized soccer player debuts in Chinese Super League

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Nico Yennaris, the former Arsenal player, made his debut as the first naturalized soccer player in the Chinese Super League (CSL) when his Guoan scored a 1-0 win over Renhe in the third round Beijing derby on Saturday.

After gaining his Chinese citizenship, the London-born former England youth international joined Guoan in January and is playing under his Chinese name Li Ke.

Forward Yu Dabao scored the only goal to seal the third win for Guoan in the 61st minute. (Xinhua – People’s Daily app)

Wang Jianjiahe shatters Asian record in women's 800m freestyle

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16-year-old Wang Jianjiahe broke the Asian record in the women's 800m freestyle at the Chinese National Swimming Championships on Saturday.

Wang, who won both 1,500m and 400m freestyle crowns, enjoyed her supremacy in the 800m by touching home in an Asian record of eight minutes 14.64 seconds.

Li Bingjie was second in 8:15.46, and Bi Wenxin third in 8:29.35. (Xinhua)

Thanks for listening and be sure to catch us tomorrow.

And now for the Question of the Day:

What is the capital city of New Zealand?

(Answer: Wellington.)

Today’s quote is from English poet John Keats (1795-1821).

"Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer."

(Produced by Nancy Yan Xu, Ryan Yaoran Yu, Brian Lowe, and Da Hang. Music by Eugene Loner.)

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