CHINA People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (2/15/2019 Fri.)

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People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (2/15/2019 Fri.)

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22:20, February 15, 2019

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This is People’s Daily Tonight, your news source from China. 

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China's CPI up 1.7 percent year-on-year in January: NBS

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China's consumer price index rose 1.7 percent in January.

The increase was down from 1.9 percent for December.

Food prices climbed 1.9 percent last month, down 0.6 percentage points from December.

Non-food prices gained 1.7 percent, the same growth in December.

Meanwhile, China's producer price index edged up 0.1 percent in January.

It was down from a growth of 0.9 percent in December. (Xinhua)

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China, US conclude new round of high-level economic, trade consultations

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China and the United States held the sixth round of high-level economic and trade consultations in Beijing from Thursday to Friday.

The two sides earnestly implemented the consensus reached by the two heads of state during their Argentina meeting late last year, and had in-depth communication on topics of mutual concern including technological transfer, intellectual property rights protection, non-tariff barriers, the service industry, agriculture, trade balance and implementation mechanism; as well as on issues of China's concern.

Both sides reached consensus in principle on major issues and had specific discussions about a memorandum of understanding on bilateral economic and trade issues.

The two sides said they will step up their work within the time limit for consultations set by both heads of state, and strive for consensus.

They agreed that consultations will be continued in Washington next week. (Xinhua)

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Congress OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency

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The US Congress approved a border security compromise Thursday that would avert a second painful government shutdown.

But a new confrontation was ignited — this time over President Trump's plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions from other federal coffers for his wall on the Mexican border.

Money in the bill for border barriers is far below the $5.7 billion Trump insisted he needed, and would finance just a quarter of the 200-plus miles he wanted.

The White House said he would sign the legislation but act unilaterally to get more. (AP)

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Chang'e-4 landing site named ‘Statio Tianhe’

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The landing site of China's Chang'e-4 probe has been named "Statio Tianhe" after the spacecraft made the first-ever soft landing on the far side of the moon last month, China's National Space Administration announced at a press conference Friday.

The three craters around the landing point was named Zhinyu, Hegu and Tianjin. The central peak in the crater where Chang'e-4 probe landed was called Mons Tai.

The names were approved by the International Astronomical Union, according to the conference. (People's Daily app and Xinhua)

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China to impose anti-dumping duties on chicken from Brazil

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China's Ministry of Commerce has announced anti-dumping measures on white-feather broilers and chicken products from Brazil.

The ministry said the domestic industry has been subject to substantial damage due to the dumping of those products.

The ministry has accepted applications of price undertakings from some Brazilian exporters.

That means anti-dumping duties will be exempted on products brought into China at prices no lower than respective minimum prices. (Xinhua)

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Ministry of Education addresses Zhai Tianlin plagiarism case

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The Ministry of Education has zero tolerance for academic misconduct and has ordered relevant universities and education authorities to investigate plagiarism allegations leveled at actor Zhai Tianlin, a ministry spokesperson said Friday.

The investigation will also include possible misconduct of other people that allowed this to happen, the ministry spokesperson Xu Mei said at a news conference.

The universities and Beijing education authorities will seriously look into the case and publish the results as soon as possible, she said.

Zhai, 32, who got his PhD at the Beijing Film Academy, is also a postdoctoral candidate at Peking University. He found himself in hot water last week on social media after a netizen accused him of academic plagiarism.

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Over 8,000 arrested in wake of violent 'Yellow Vest' demonstrations

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And French authorities have detained more than 8,000 people for the "Yellow Vest" protests.

On Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron said the violent "Yellow Vest" protests must come to an end.

For the 13th consecutive weekend, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across French cities last Saturday.

Disturbances have flared up in the capital after groups of demonstrators broke away from the designated route, and threw bottles and other projectiles at police. (Xinhua)

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And that’s People’s Daily Tonight.  Thanks for joining us.

(Produced by David Nye and Huang Jingjing)

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