CHINA People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (7/29/2019 Mon.)

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People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (7/29/2019 Mon.)

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19:55, July 29, 2019

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

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US foodstuffs to return to Chinese market

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Chinese companies are expected to buy more agricultural products from the US after millions of tons of US soybeans were shipped out to China.

The soybean shipment would be the first major purchase of US agricultural products by Chinese enterprises.

This, after a June meeting of the two heads of state in Osaka, Japan.

China and the US will hold the 12th round of high-level economic and trade consultations in Shanghai on Tuesday and Wednesday. (China Daily)

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HKSAR gov't condemns unlawful assembly, 49 people arrested

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The government of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Monday condemned the radical protesters.

A spokesman of the Hong Kong SAR government said some protesters acted violently in parts of Sheung Wan and Western District since Sunday afternoon, damaging public properties and threatening the safety of police officers and members of the public.

According to Hong Kong police, an operation was carried out to disperse the radical protestors, and at least 49 persons were arrested.

The spokesman said the Hong Kong government will continue to give full support to the police to strictly enforce the law to stop all violent acts with a view to resuming public order as soon as possible. (Xinhua)

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US intel chief to leave Trump administration 

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US intelligence chief Dan Coats will leave office next month.

This, following a tenure in which he was regularly at odds with the president.

The departure of Coats is the latest high-profile exit from the president's turnover-plagued administration.

President Trump tweeted that Coats will leave on August 15, saying he plans to nominate Representative John Ratcliffe of Texas.

Ratcliffe serves on the House intelligence, judiciary and homeland security committees. (AFP&Xinhua)

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Three killed in US festival shooting, suspected gunman dead

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A gunman cut through a fence to avoid security and opened fire at Northern California’s popular Gilroy Garlic Festival, killing three and wounding at least 15 before police fatally shot him.

Police said the gunman was armed with a rifle. He appeared to randomly target people when he opened fire just after 5:30 pm Sunday.

The wounded were taken to multiple hospitals, and their conditions ranged from fair to critical. At least five were treated and released. (AP)

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Iran threatens to drop more nuke commitments if interests not guaranteed 

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Iran will continue to abandon more of its commitments pertaining to the 2015 landmark nuclear deal if the remaining parties to the accord fail to help Iran reap its economic interests.

The Iranian deputy foreign minister’s statement comes just after an extraordinary meeting of the remaining signatories to the Iranian nuclear deal in Vienna that tried again to find a way of saving the accord amid mounting tensions between Tehran and Washington.

He said the remaining countries  are determined to save the accord. (Xinhua)

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Death toll in attack at Afghan political office rises to 20

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The death toll from an attack against the Kabul office of the Afghan president’s running mate climbed to at least 20 people on Monday, an official said.

Around 50 other people were wounded in Sunday’s attack against the Green Trend party headquarters, which lasted hours and included a gun battle between security forces and the attackers, according to Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi.

The attackers’ potential target, vice presidential candidate and former intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh, was “evacuated from the building,” Rahimi said. Some 85 other civilians were also rescued from inside.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP)

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China successfully tests accurate landing of rocket debris

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And China has successfully tested the technology that can accurately control the landing site of falling rocket parts.

China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation said the test was carried out following the launch of a Long March-2C rocket on Friday.

The test focused on grid fins of the core rocket to increase control of its landing location. (Xinhua)

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

(Produced by David Nye and Chen Lidan)

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