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20:28, March 25, 2019


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


Xi meets Macron on maintaining sound China-France ties



Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed the importance of maintaining a sound China-France relationship for the two countries' long-term development and potential impact on the world.

Xi made the remarks in a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Nice, France.

Xi noted that France was the first major Western country to establish diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China.

France, he added, was also the first country to form a strategic partnership and conduct strategic dialogue with China and the first to carry out civilian nuclear-energy cooperation with China. (Xinhua)


Trump claims vindication in Mueller report, goes on attack



US President Donald Trump claimed vindication after nearly two years of unrelenting investigation on Sunday, seeing "complete and total exoneration" in the Justice Department's account of special counsel Robert Mueller's findings and signaling he was eager to go on offense in the political fight ahead.

A buoyant Trump reacted to the release of Mueller chief findings with a mix of celebration, personal grievance and calls for political retribution. He cast the investigation as politically motivated, and bemoaned the probe's toll on the country — and on him.

"It was just announced there was no collusion with Russia." Trump said in brief remarks to reporters. (AP)


Britain's May to meet ministers amid reported moves to oust her



British Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a potentially volatile meeting of her cabinet amid reports of an attempted coup by colleagues over her handling of Brexit.

Lawmakers are set to vote on Monday on whether to force through the House of Commons a series of so-called "indicative votes" to gauge support for various Brexit options.

Under a new timetable imposed by European leaders last week, May now has until April 12 to win MPs' backing for the agreement, or find a viable alternative which could include a lengthy extension to Brexit. (AFP)


China expresses concerns over US warships crossing Taiwan Strait



China pays close attention to and is fully aware of the situation in which two US warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait and has voiced concerns to the US side, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said Monday at a routine press briefing.

China demands that the US abide by the one-China principle and the three Sino-US joint communiques and properly handle issues related to Taiwan, not to hurt Sino-US relations and the peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, Geng said. (People's Daily app)


Chinese student kidnapped in Canada, says Chinese Consulate-General in Toronto



A 22-year-old Chinese student was kidnapped in Markham, which is part of the Greater Toronto Area in Canada Saturday evening.

That’s according to the Chinese Consulate-General in Toronto on Sunday.

Police said Lu Wanzhen was kidnapped by masked and armed suspects in an underground parking garage of a condominium building, when he and his Chinese friend got out of their vehicle.

They said three armed suspects forced the student into a black minivan and fled from the underground parking garage. (Xinhua)


Plan made for treating polluted water after chemical plant blast



Authorities have made a preliminary plan for treating contaminated water at the site of a deadly blast that hit a chemical plant in east China's Jiangsu Province Thursday.

A work team sent by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment is guiding environmental response measures at the explosion site, with over 30 experts in environmental monitoring and treatment of water, solid waste and soil supporting the efforts, according to a statement from the ministry.

The work team has demanded local authorities to arrange emergency pools, storage tanks and tank trucks for the storage of polluted water, and put water treating facilities in operation as soon as possible. (Xinhua)


Second student suicide from Florida massacre school reported



And a second student from the Florida high school where 17 were shot dead in 2018 has died by suicide within a week.

The Miami Herald said police in Coral Springs told the paper that a current student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in nearby Parkland had died of "apparent suicide" late Saturday.

The student was not identified by the police but the Miami Herald said it was a male sophomore or second-year student.

Last weekend, Sydney Aiello killed herself reportedly out of grief and "survivor's guilt." (AFP)


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

(Produced by David Nye and Wang Xiangyu)

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