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People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (6/6/2018 Wed.)

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21:13, June 06, 2018


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


Trump-Kim summit to be held at Sentosa’s Capella Hotel in Singapore


Plans for what could be the first meeting between a serving US president and a North Korean leader were “moving along very well.”

That’s according to US President Donald Trump.

The White House says the planned summit will be held on Singapore’s southern island of Sentosa.

Trump says one thing that could come out of the summit is an agreement formally ending the 1950-53 Korean War. (Reuters)


China takes measures for smooth gaokao


China holds national college entrance exams on June 7.

And many Chinese local governments have taken measures to ensure this important national exam goes smoothly.

Reports say Beijing police will carry out full security inspections and maintain order around exam sites, while traffic police in Harbin will adopt seven measures to secure smooth traffic for students.

Other measures include giving police officers whose children are examinees a three-day off to look after their children. (People’s Daily app)


Chinese sent to help fight Congo Ebola


A team of Chinese health experts will leave for the Democratic Republic of Congo this week to help fight an Ebola outbreak.

An official says the experts will attempt to use a vaccine developed by China to help fight the disease.

The team will evaluate the situation on the ground and provide support to counterparts in Congo, including virus testing. (China Daily)


23 rescued, 2 remain missing in NE China iron-mine blast


Twenty-three miners are rescued after a mine blast in Northeast China's Liaoning Province killed 11 and injured nine.
The blast occurred when miners were dropping explosives down the 1,000-meter-deep mine shaft.

Two other miners remain missing. (Xinhua)


Chinese Premier stresses internet, healthcare


Chinese Premier Li Keqiang calls for further integration with the internet to improve key public services, including healthcare and education.

Officials from the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region say remote diagnoses have promoted quality healthcare services at the local level.

They say patients who had to be treated in big cities, such as Beijing, can get diagnosed in their own homes.

Li visited hospitals, schools and local communities in the regional capital ahead of the 60th anniversary of the region’s establishment. (China Daily)


Death toll from Guatemala volcano rises to 69


The death toll from the Guatemala volcanic eruption rises to 69.

An official says only 17 of the dead have been identified so far.

The burning ash and mud that engulfed villages on the volcano's flanks left many victims unrecognizable.

They will have to be identified through DNA testing or other means.

A lack of electricity in the most heavily hit zone makes safely searching at night impossible. (AP)


Starbucks chief Schultz retiring, may run for president


And Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz fuels speculation he’s planning to run for president in 2020.

This, after announcing his retirement from the global coffee chain.

Schultz's announcement triggered immediate speculation that he may consider entering politics as a Democrat.

He has been openly critical of US President Donald Trump. (AFP)


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

(Produced by Davide Nye, Jiang Zhuqing and Zhao Dantong and Qiao Wai)

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