CHINA People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (8/21/2018 Tue.)


People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (8/21/2018 Tue.)

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18:51, August 21, 2018


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


China, El Salvador establish diplomatic relations

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China and El Salvador formally establish diplomatic relations.

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and El Salvador Foreign Affairs Minister Carlos Castaneda signed the Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of El Salvador. 

Castaneda says El Salvador recognizes that there is only one China, and that the government of the People’s Republic of China is the sole legal government representing China. 

He says Taiwan is an inalienable part of the Chinese territory. (People's Daily app)


Chinese yuan strengthens to 6.836 against USD Tuesday

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The Chinese yuan gains ground against the US dollar.

Its central parity rate improved by 358 basis points to 6.836 against the US dollar on Tuesday.

In China's spot foreign exchange market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by 2 percent from the central parity rate each trading day.

The central parity rate of the yuan against the US dollar is based on a weighted average of prices offered by market makers before the opening of interbank trading each business day. (Xinhua)


Trump says 'most likely' to meet with DPRK's Kim again: report

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US President Donald Trump says he would "most likely" meet with the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kim Jong-un, for a second time. 

In a joint statement after the June 12 Trump-Kim meeting in Singapore, Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, while Kim reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to a complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The two leaders also agreed to commit to establishing new US-DPRK relations, and to build lasting and stable peace on the peninsula. (Xinhua)


Indonesia: Lombok quakes don’t meet national disaster status

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Indonesia says it does not consider earthquakes that killed more than 500 people on the island of Lombok in the past month and caused half a billion a national emergency.

The country’s meteorological agency says declaring a national disaster opens the "door as wide as possible" to international assistance that can cause new problems.

It said Indonesia has substantial experience in handling natural calamities and hasn't declared a national disaster since the December 2004 tsunami that killed more than 100,000 people in Aceh province. (AP)


Gun fired near Kingsbury leaving 3 injured

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Three people are shot and injured in Kingsbury, London.

A Met Police spokesman says police and the London Ambulance Service were alerted at Monday morning to reports of shots fired in Kingsbury Road. 

He says no arrests have yet been made. (People's Daily app)


Turkey lodges complaint with WTO over US steel tariffs

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Turkey has taken the United States to the World Trade Organization over new steel and aluminum tariffs.

The move comes after US President Donald Trump said he would double tariffs on Turkish metal imports over Turkey’s trial on terrorism charges of a US evangelical Christian pastor.

Both sides have 60 days to seek a solution, then the issue can go to the WTO Dispute Settlement Body.

The US is the world’s biggest steel importer, while Turkey is the sixth-largest steel exporter to the US. (CGTN)


China’s mobile payment grows 73% in Q2

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And mobile payment in China rapidly rise in the second quarter.

China’s central bank says payments rose by 73 percent.

Mobile payments were worth $9 billion, while close to 14 billion online payments were made worth $71.26 trillion. (People's Daily app)


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

(Produced by David Nye and Bai Yuanqi)

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