CHINA People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (6/14/2019 Fri.)


People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (6/14/2019 Fri.)

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14:07, June 14, 2019


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China to expand online, cross-regional case filing

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China's Supreme People's Court has pledged to push forward full coverage of online case filing services this year for better cross-regional case filing.

The court announced the plan and set a goal for all courts in the Yangtze River Delta to be able to accept cases under other courts' jurisdictions in the entire region and across provincial-level regions this year.

84 percent of Chinese courts support online case filing, with over 2.4 million cases filed online last year. (Xinhua)


China extends anti-dumping duties on some steel tubes, pipes from US, EU


China has decided to extend anti-dumping duties on certain alloy-steel seamless tubes and pipes for high temperature and pressure service from the United States and the European Union, the Commerce Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

The anti-dumping tax rate applicable to steel tubes and pipes is between 57.9 and 147.8 percent on companies in the US and the EU.

The decision was based on the result of an anti-dumping review of some steel tubes imports from the US and the EU by the authorities in May. (CGTN)


Boris Johnson wins first round of UK leadership vote


Boris Johnson overwhelmingly won the first round of voting in the race to replace outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May.

The Brexit-backing former foreign minister picked up 114 of the 313 votes cast in a secret ballot of Conservative Party lawmakers in the House of Commons.

The last pair standing will go up before 160,000 voting Conservative Party members across the country.

The winner will become new party leader and automatically replace May, most likely at the end of July. (AFP)


Bridge collapses in south China, casualties unknown


At least two vehicles plunged into a river after part of a bridge collapsed in the urban area of Heyuan City, south China's Guangdong province early Friday, according to the local road management authorities.

One person was rescued, but the exact casualties remain unknown as the search and rescue work is underway. 

Heyuan is among areas worst hit by flood in Guangdong due to persistent heavy rains over the past week. The rain began to weaken in the province.  (Xinhua)


Oil prices surge after attacks on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman


Oil prices surged on Thursday after two oil tankers were hit in the Sea of Oman near Iran.

The attacks came amid Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Tehran, who is seeking to help ease tensions between Iran and the United States.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claims Iran is responsible for the attacks, without providing hard evidence.

Oil prices dipped to five-month lows earlier in the day after OPEC revised down its forecast for global oil demand growth. (Xinhua)


Fossils of "terror" of seafloor found in South Australia


The fossils of a giant new species of sea creature that was the "terror" of the seafloor have been discovered in South Australia.

Researchers from the University of Adelaide revealed that they have found fossils of the long-extinct trilobites on Kangaroo Island only 30 kilometers off the coast of the mainland.

Trilobites, which were notable for their armor-like exoskeletons, survived for approximately 270 million years.

The new species, named Redlichia rex by the research team, grew to around 30 centimeters (cm) in length, making it the largest species of trilobite found in Australia from the Cambrian explosion. (Xinhua)


Toronto Raptors beat Golden State to capture NBA title


And the Toronto Raptors became the first team from outside the US to win an NBA title.

They defeated the defending champions Golden State Warriors to win in six games.

Kawhi Leonard was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player for the second time in his career after the first in 2014 with San Antonio. (AFP)


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

(Produced by David Nye and Cheng Weidan)

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