CHINA People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (8/14/18 Tue.)


People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (8/14/18 Tue.)

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18:47, August 14, 2018


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


China blasts Cold-War mentality, zero-sum thinking in new US defense law


China expresses strong dissatisfaction with the new US defense budget.

Beijing is urging the US government to shy away from taking action under the terms that may harm bilateral ties.

The  $717-billion budget strengthens restrictions on Chinese investments in the US and authorizes more military exchanges between Washington and Taiwan.

Beijing says the US should scrap the Cold War mentality and zero-sum thinking and take an objective perspective on China and bilateral ties.


Beijing builds 5G base stations for faster networks


Chinese telecom giant China Unicom's Beijing subsidiary launches a "5G NEXT" plan to embrace faster wireless 5G networks in the near future.

The subsidiary will build 300 5G base stations this year in Beijing, one of the 16 pilot cities.

The subsidiary will pilot the commercialization of 5G technology and test the 5G networks in the capital in 2018.

The Beijing branch also said that they will work with enterprises to deploy 5G technology in the fields of self-driving, logistics and unmanned aerial vehicles.


July fixed asset investment sees slight shrink

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China's July fixed asset investment cooled down, while the private sector recovered.

This, as supply side reforms gathered pace.

Fixed asset investments rose 5.5 percent compared to the same period last year.

But that was half a percentage points slower than the first six months of the year.


Four irrigation systems in China added as world heritage sites

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China adds four irrigation systems as world heritage sites for irrigation and drainage on the 69th International Executive Council Meeting of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage in Canada.

The four irrigation systems represent the innovation of ancient China and are the best representatives of China’s agricultural history.


Trump aide Bolton meets Turkish ambassador amid Brunson deadlock

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The White House says US National Security Adviser John Bolton met with Turkey's ambassador to the US in an at-tempt to get pastor Andrew Brunson released.

Brunson was charged for his alleged involvement in a failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government in 2016.

US officials have given no indication that they are willing to make any concessions on the Brunson issue, with President Donald Trump seemingly content to stepping up economic pressure.


Chinese tourists among Kenya Airways’ passengers injured in bus accident

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33 Kenya Airways passengers and one driver are injured in a bus accident in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

The Kenyan carrier said that 30 of the injured have been successfully treated and discharged while three of the passengers continue to undergo treatment.

The Chinese embassy in Kenya confirmed that the 33 injured include five tourists from the Chinese mainland and 15 from Taiwan.

The airline said the passengers were injured when a shuttle van traveling along Nairobi's busy Mombasa road was hit from behind by a trailer, and the van went off the road.


Disruption of nitrogen metabolism may lead to early detection of cancer

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And an Israeli study says the disruption of a cancer patient's nitrogen metabolism could lead to early detection of the disease.

The findings by the Weizmann Institute of Science could help predict the chances of success in 'immunotherapy as a treatment method of activating the patient's own immune system to fight the tumor.

The findings suggest that disruption of a cycle of urination in the liver and tumors produces nitric markers that may facilitate the early detection of cancer.


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

(Produced by David Nye and Bai Yuanqi)

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