CHINA People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (6/26/2019 Wed.)


People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (6/26/2019 Wed.)

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15:29, June 26, 2019


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


China requests Canada to suspend meat exports over fake certificates: embassy


China has requested Canada to suspend the issuance of certificates for meat exported to China.

This, after Chinese Customs authorities found ractopamine residue in a batch of pork products from Canada.

The Chinese side immediately suspended the import of pork products from the relevant enterprises and required the Canadian side to carry out an investigation.

The investigation showed that the veterinary health certificates attached to the batch of pork exported to China were forged. (People's Daily app)


US House approves emergency funding bill to address migrant surge along US-Mexico border


The US House of Representatives on Tuesday approved an emergency 4.5-billion-US-dollar funding bill to tackle the continuous migrant surge along the US-Mexico border.

Following Democrats' infighting, the bill on earmarking extra money to fund humanitarian aid and security control at the southern border was passed by a vote of 230 to 195.

The legislation now faces an uphill battle in the Senate and a possible veto by the White House.

The bill contains more than 1 billion dollars to shelter and feed migrants detained by the border patrol and almost 3 billion dollars to care for the unaccompanied migrant children. (Xinhua)


FedEx sues US Commerce Department


US courier delivery company FedEx sued the US Department of Commerce over a request that the package giant enforce restrictions on Chinese telecom equipment provider Huawei.

FedEx claimed that the department's latest measures to restrict the business activities of US companies with Huawei "place an unreasonable burden on FedEx to police the millions of shipments that transit our network every day.”

The department added Huawei and its affiliates in May to an "entity list.” 

That’s a move that under Export Administration Regulations bars US companies from supplying the Chinese company with parts such as electronic chips or providing other technologies without US government approval. (People's Daily app)


China's central bank skips open market operations Wednesday


China's central bank skipped open market operations on Wednesday, citing abundant liquidity in the banking system.

The People's Bank of China said liquidity has been at a reasonably adequate level.

No reverse repos became mature on Wednesday.

The central bank has injected liquidity of 1.565 trillion yuan into the market in June, with the net injection standing at 107 billion yuan. (Xinhua)


Father-daughter border drowning highlights migrants’ perils


A photo of a father-daughter border drowning highlights migrants’ perils.

The photo recalls the 2015 image of a 3-year-old Syrian boy who drowned in the Mediterranean near Turkey.

But it remains to be seen whether it may have the same impact in focusing international attention on migration to the US.

There was no immediate comment from the White House.

The US “metering” policy has dramatically reduced the number of migrants who are allowed to request asylum. (AP)


Plateau city Lhasa records highest temperature in four decades


Lhasa, capital of Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, saw a temperature of 30.8 degrees Celsius on Monday, a record high since the city's meteorological data was first collected in 1981.

Tibet had seen high temperatures and little rainfall since the beginning of June. The average temperature in the region in June was 10.7 degrees Celsius, 0.6 degrees higher than the average temperatures in previous years.

The average precipitation in Tibet was down 30.5 percent compared with the same period in previous years, the lowest in the past decade. (China Daily)


US Fed weighs whether to cut rates during economic uncertainty


And US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank is weighing whether to cut interest rates because of economic uncertainty and lagging inflation caused by trade risks.

He said the federal reserve will continue to monitor economic developments and will avoid reacting to short-term problems. 

The Fed decided to keep interest rates between 2.25 percent and 2.5 percent last week, while signaling it could cut them at least once later this year. (Xinhua)


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

(Produced by David Nye and Bai Yuanqi)

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