CHINA People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (7/26/2019 Fri.)

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People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (7/26/2019 Fri.)

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20:33, July 26, 2019

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

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Article slams US human rights hypocrisy over racial discrimination

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An article written by the China Society for Human Rights Studies has accused the US of hypocrisy on human rights, citing its racial discrimination situation.

It said racial discrimination in the US is found in every aspect of people's lives, particularly in law enforcement, the judiciary, the economy and society.

It added that racial discrimination has become a grievous social problem for the US, and is now a flashpoint for social conflict. (Xinhua)

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FedEx's 'mishandling' of Huawei packages 'does not match facts'

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US package delivery company FedEx's claim that it “mishandled” packages sent by Huawei "does not match with facts," said China's State Post Bureau on Friday after more than month-long investigation. The probe looked into FedEx's handling of several packages sent by Huawei destined for its addresses in Asia, but ended up in the US.

FedEx is also suspected of attempting to stall the delivery of over 100 parcels sent by Huawei from entering China, said the statement.

Investigators also found evidence that FedEx violated laws and regulations. Chinese authorities said the investigation work will continue in a comprehensive, objective and fair basis. (CGTN)

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DPRK Kim Jong-un says new tactical missile launch was warning to ROK

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Democratic People's Republic of Korea leader Kim Jong Un inspected the demonstration of a "new-type of tactical guided weapon" on Thursday as a warning to South Korea to stop importing high-tech weapons and conducting joint military exercises.

A report did not mention President Trump or the US, but Kim criticized South Korean authorities for carrying on with joint exercises, which are usually conducted with U.S. troops.

The DPRK test-fired two new short-range ballistic missiles on Thursday.

It was the first missile test since Kim and Trump agreed to revive denuclearization talks last month. (CGTN)

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China's second import expo to enjoy wider participation

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The second China International Import Expo (CIIE), which will be held in Shanghai between Nov. 5 and 10, will enjoy greater participation than the previous year, a senior official said Friday.

So far, over 3,000 enterprises from more than 150 countries and regions have confirmed to participate in the second expo, Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Bingnan said at a press conference.

These companies come from member states of the G20, BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, as well as nearly 60 countries along the Belt and Road and 40 of the world's least developed countries, the vice minister said.

Wang added that the second CIIE will dedicate a special section to new consumer goods, and establish an outdoor zone for self-driving cars. (Xinhua)

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Apple pays $1 billion for Intel unit in push for chip independence

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Apple agreed to pay a billion dollars to acquire the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business.

It’s a move which gives the iPhone maker more control over its supply chain.

As part of the deal, some 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, which will acquire intellectual property, equipment and leases.

Apple has been investing in its own mobile chips to ramp up performance and features in its devices and reduce its dependence on sector leader Qualcomm. (CGTN)

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Huawei unveils 5G smartphone

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Huawei on Friday unveiled its first commercial 5G smartphone in China, as the Chinese tech giant scrambles to be among the first to give domestic consumers the access to the groundbreaking technology.

Priced at 6,199 yuan ($900) in China, the Mate 20 X comes with a 7.2 inch- screen, which is designed for a truly immersive experience so that gamers and people who binge on films and TV shows can get the best from the phone, Huawei said.

He Gang, president of Huawei's consumer business group, said the handset is the first in the world to support standalone and non-standalone 5G networks.

Its downloading peak speed can be 10 times as fast as 4G smartphones, He said. (chinadaily.com.cn)

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Over 30 commercial remote sensing satellites in orbit in China

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And a report shows the strong development of commercial remote sensing satellites, as there are more than 30 satellites in orbit in China.

The report said the "SuperView-1" satellite is the first commercial remote sensing satellite constellation with a resolution of half a meter.

Thirty Beidou-3 satellites will be launched and networked by the end of 2020. (People's Daily app)

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

(Produced by David Nye and Wang Xiangyu)

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