CHINA People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (8/7/2018 Tue.)


People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (8/7/2018 Tue.)

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20:39, August 07, 2018


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


Xi offers congratulations to Zimbabwean president-elect


Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulates Emmerson Mnangagwa on his election as Zimbabwe president.

Xi says he hopes the Zimbabwe government and people would make more achievements in national development under Mnangagwa's leadership.

Xi said he expects to meet Mnangagwa again and exchange ideas on China-Zimbabwe ties when the African president attends the summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing in September. (Xinhua)


Tourists evacuated as Indonesia quake death toll rises


All tourists in Indonesia's quake-stricken resort island of Lombok have been evacuated.

They include 39 Chinese citizens.

At least 98 people were killed, with hundreds seriously hurt.

China says no Chinese tourist was killed in Sunday's magnitude-7.0 earthquake. (People's Daily app)


US trade deficit widens by $46.3 billion in June


The US trade deficit widens in June for the first time in four months.

Politically sensitive trade gaps with China, Mexico and Canada all increased.

The US Commerce Department says the deficit grew by 7.3 percent to $46.3 billion in June from $43.2 billion in May.

In the first half of the year, the US registered a trade deficit of $291.2 billion.

That’s up 7.2 percent from the same period last year. (People's Daily app)


Two Koreas agree on list of families to participate in reunions


The two Koreas finalize a list of families separated by the Korean War, whose members will be briefly reunited this month after decades of separation. 

The two nations agreed in June to resume the reunion of families torn apart by the 1950-53 war.

This, following a landmark meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and the South's President Moon Jae-in in April.

Ninety-three people from the South will travel to the North's Mount Kumgang resort to meet their relatives, while 88 citizens from the North will meet their southern kin in a separate reunion at the resort. (Xinhua)


Chinese state councilor meets UNGA president-elect


Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls for strengthening the consensus of multilateralism and safeguarding the authority and role of the United Nations.

He says the global community should safeguard the international system based on the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations.

He also called for economic globalization that is more open and inclusive, more balanced, more equitable and beneficial to all. (Xinhua)


Chinese shares rebound on Tuesday


Chinese shares surge on Tuesday after an earlier steep decline.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index edged up 2.74 percent, closing at 2,779.37.

The Shenzhen Component Index picked up 2.98 percent, closing at 8,674.03.

The ChiNext Index, China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, rose 2.68 percent to 1,479.44 points. (China Daily)


China will give international students work options


And China will allow international students at Chinese universities to take part-time jobs during their studies.

This, to make the country's higher education system more attractive.

Beijing has been allowing international students in Beijing and Shanghai to take part-time jobs or internships off campus, as long as they get their school’s and the entry and exit administrative authorities’ approval. (China Daily)


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

(Produced by David Nye, Wang Yi and Qiao Wai)

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