CHINA Fresh Start: Podcast News (5/26/2019 Sun.)

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Fresh Start: Podcast News (5/26/2019 Sun.)

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04:45, May 26, 2019

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Here are today's picks from our editors. 

Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations produces rich outcomes

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The Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC), opening in Beijing on May 15, has produced 26 outcomes, including the 2019 Beijing Consensus of CDAC, the event's organizer said Friday.

Participants of the CDAC agreed in the 2019 Beijing Consensus that diverse civilizations should respect each other in a spirit of inclusiveness and mutual learning and conduct more extensive and in-depth dialogue, exchanges and cooperation, according to a press release from the CDAC organizer.

During the event, China and Asian countries have agreed on cooperation projects in various areas such as cultural heritage conservation, translation of classic literature, joint film and TV production, the statement said. (Xinhua)

Chinese carmaker begins mass production of driverless logistics vehicles

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Neolix, a Chinese firm specializing in driverless logistics vehicles, has started to mass produce Level 4 autonomous vehicles, the company said.

Neolix's factory in Changzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, was put into operation on Friday, the company said.

Covering 13,600 square meters, the factory is able to finish commercial delivery of 1,000 driverless vehicles this year, according to the company.

So far, the company has manufactured 120 driverless vehicles, with a total mileage of 500,000 km, the company said. (Xinhua)

Trump meets Japanese business leaders as he begins state visit to Japan

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US President Donald Trump on Saturday met Japanese business leaders in Tokyo, the first of a series of events on his four-day state visit to Japan.

Trump arrived in Tokyo on Saturday afternoon and is expected to hold an official meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday.

During the Abe-Trump summit, the leaders are likely to emphasize issues of bilateral trade, with Trump pushing Japan to cut its trade surplus with the United States, according to local media forecasts. (Xinhua)

French police hunt suspect after Lyon bomb 'attack'

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Police in France were hunting a suspect following a blast in a street in the heart of the city of Lyon on Friday that injured more than a dozen people just two days ahead of the country's hotly contested European Parliament elections.

Police issued an appeal for witnesses on Twitter as they sought the suspect, a man believed to be in his early 30s on a mountain bike caught on security cameras in the area immediately before the explosion.

The number of injured stood at 13 people, with 11 taken to hospital. (AFP)

US regulator sees approval of Boeing 737 MAX to fly as soon as late June

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects to approve Boeing's 737 MAX jet to return to service as soon as late June, representatives of the US air regulator informed members of the United Nations' aviation agency in a private briefing on Thursday.

The target, if achieved, means US airlines would likely not have to greatly extend costly cancellations of 737 MAX jets they have already put in place for the peak summer flying season, but the FAA warned there was no firm timetable to get the planes back in the air.

American Airlines, Southwest and United suspended 737 MAX flights into July and August after the FAA grounded Boeing's best-selling jet in March following two crashes in the space of five months that together killed 346 people. (CGTN)

Rare all-white panda spotted in China

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A rare all-white panda has been captured on cameras in the Wolong National Nature Reserve in southwest China's Sichuan Province, reserve management authorities said on Saturday.

The panda was captured in mid-April by an infrared camera about 2,000 meters above sea level in the wild.

"Judging from pictures, the panda is an albino, one to two years old," said Li Sheng, a researcher with Peking University and a specialist in bears, who studied the pictures.

The panda is a rare all-white individual, which showed that albinism genes exist in the wild population of giant pandas in Wolong, he said. (Xinhua)

Picasso's masterpieces to be shown in Beijing

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The UCCA Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing will display masterpieces by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) from June 15 to September 1.

The exhibition "Picasso -- Birth of a Genius" will showcase 103 works selected from the collection of the Musee National Picasso-Paris, offering a comprehensive overview of the first three decades of Picasso's artistic career.

The selection of works, including paintings, sculptures and works on paper, tells the story of the creative formation and evolution of the daring, original and prolific talent in the history of modern art. (CGTN)

Thanks for listening and be sure to catch us tomorrow.

And now for the Question of the Day:

What are moving left to right, right now?

(Answer: Your eyes.)

Today’s quote is from French novelist Anatole France (1844-1924).

"Nine tenths of education is encouragement."

(Produced by Nancy Yan Xu, Ryan Yaoran Yu, Brian Lowe, and Chelle Wenqian Zeng. Music by Eugene Loner.)

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