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19:35, August 08, 2019



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


China's lunar rover travels 271 meters on moon's far side


China's lunar rover Yutu-2 has driven 271 meters on the far side of the moon to conduct scientific exploration on the virgin territory.

The country’s space agency said both the lander and the rover of the Chang'e-4 probe switched to its dormant mode for the lunar night on Wednesday.

It said during the eighth lunar day of the probe on the moon, the scientific instruments on the lander and rover worked well, and a new batch of scientific detection data were sent to the core research team for analysis. 

China's Chang'e-4 probe made the first-ever soft landing on the Von Karman Crater in the South Pole-Aitken Basin on the far side of the moon on Jan. 3. (Xinhua)


China, Japan to hold new round of strategic dialogue


China's Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng will hold a new round of China-Japan strategic dialogue with Japanese Vice Foreign Minister Takeo Akiba in Japan on Saturday, China's Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday.

The two sides will have an in-depth exchange of views on bilateral relations and international and regional issues of common concern, the ministry's spokesperson Hua Chunying said.

This marks a resumption of the bilateral dialogue after seven years. (People's Daily app)


Trump visits shooting victims as protesters shout 'Do something!'


U.S. President Donald Trump met victims and first responders from last weekend’s deadly shootings in Texas and Ohio on Wednesday.

This, as protesters accused him of inflaming tensions with anti-immigrant and racially-charged rhetoric.

In El Paso Trump visited the University Medical Center where wounded victims were treated after a man, who is believed to have posted an anti-immigrant manifesto online, killed 22 people at a Walmart store on Saturday.

Hundreds of protesters, some holding signs reading “Trump is racist,” “Love over hate” and “Send him back!”, gathered under a broiling sun at a nearby park to condemn Trump and his presence in El Paso. (CGTN)


Volcano near Tokyo erupts, prompting warnings


A volcano near Tokyo has erupted for the first time in four years, throwing ash and smoke nearly two kilometres into the sky and sparking warnings not to approach the mountain.

Mount Asama, some 140 kilometres (90 miles) northwest of the Japanese capital, exploded overnight and prompted the national meteorological agency to raise its alert level to three out of five, meaning people should avoid the crater.

The agency warned that large rocks and fast-moving flows of hot gas could affect a radius of four kilometres from the crater and that nearby towns could be hit by smaller rocks and ash depending on prevailing winds. (Xinhua)


Returning talents top picks for employers in China, says new study


A new study says demand from Chinese companies for skilled and highly educated overseas returnees has intensified as China continues to deepen its reform and opening-up.

The report from international recruitment firm Hays says China's overseas returnees, or those educated or with work experience overseas, are more likely to get a higher income versus their counterparts in other Asian countries and regions.

The report said 61 percent of surveyed Chinese companies are willing to offer overseas returnees a premium salary. (China Daily)


South Australia to ban snapper fishing for 3 years


The government in South Australia (SA) is planning a three-year ban on fishing for snapper to allow depleted stocks to recover.

The statewide three-year ban, which could come into effect in October, was one of two options in a consultation paper on saving SA's snapper populations released by the government.

Under the second proposal, snapper fishing would be banned everywhere except for waters in the state's southeast. The region, however, would still be subject to seasonal bans. (Xinhua)


Diego Forlan retires from football


And former Uruguay international striker Diego Forlan has announced his retirement from football after a professional career spanning more than two decades.

The 40-year-old has not played since parting ways with Hong Kong outfit Kitchee in May last year, saying he is ready to seek new challenges.

Voted the best player of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Forlan's career included stints at Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and Villarreal. (Xinhua)


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

(Produced by David Nye and Cheng Weidan)

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