CHINA People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (9/23/2019 Mon.)

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People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (9/23/2019 Mon.)

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21:47, September 23, 2019

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Trump joins India's Modi at Houston rally amid tensions in India-controlled Kashmir

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US President Donald Trump shared a stage with visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston, Texas to address a large group of Indian-American community.

This, as the situation remains intense over India-controlled Kashmir.

Trump hailed the US-Indian ties while addressing the "Howdy, Modi!" rally attended by 50,000 people at a stadium.

Outside the stadium, thousands were protesting against Modi over the alleged human rights violations in India-controlled Kashmir and other places targeting India's minorities. (Xinhua)

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Macao visitor arrivals up by 6.5 pct in August

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Visitor arrivals to Macao increased by 6.5 percent year-on-year to 3.62 million in August 2019, with surging same-day visitors and shrinking overnight ones, the special administrative region (SAR)'s statistics department said on Monday.

The latest report showed that same-day visitors surged by 20.2 percent to 1.93 million while overnight visitors dropped by 5.7 percent to 1.7 million. The fall of overnight visitors in August was rarely seen in recent months.

The average length of stay of visitors held stable at 1.2 days, with that of overnight visitors (2.3 days) rising by 0.1 day and same-day visitors (0.2 day) remaining unchanged.

Visitors from Chinese mainland increased by 4.7 percent year-on-year to 2.65 million, mainly from Guangdong Province and Hunan Province. (Xinhua)

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China launches new BeiDou satellites

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China sent two satellites of the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System into space from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province.

Launched on a Long March-3B carrier rocket, the twin satellites are the 47th and 48th satellite of the BDS satellite family.

After in-orbit tests, the new satellites will work with BDS satellites already in orbit to improve the positioning accuracy of the system.

China will complete the BDS global network by 2020.

Monday's launch was the 312th mission for the Long March series carrier rockets. (People's Daily app)

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Second Ebola vaccine to be introduced in DRC in mid-October: WHO

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo is to introduce a second vaccine next month to combat the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 2,100 people in the country, the World Health Organization said Monday.

The announcement came as the aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) accused the WHO of rationing the first Ebola vaccine in the DRC.

The ongoing Ebola outbreak is the second-worst one in history after more than 11,000 people were killed in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia between 2014 and 2016. 

The WHO said last week that as of September 17, DRC had registered a total of 3,145 cases of Ebola since the outbreak began over a year ago, including 2,103 deaths. (AFP)

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Typhoon heads to northeast Japan after lashing south

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A powerful typhoon is lashing northeast of Japan's main island of Honshu after barreling through parts of the country's southern islands with heavy rain and wind that caused flooding and some minor injuries.

Typhoon Tapah was passing near Nagasaki in southern Japan on Sunday afternoon, after hitting other parts of southern Japan, including Okinawa, the two previous days.

It was on course to travel through the channel between Japan and the Korean Peninsula before moving toward northern Japan on Monday, when it is expected to weaken and be downgraded. (China Daily)

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China ease past USA to extend winning streak at Volleyball Women's World Cup

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When two unbeaten teams met, only one could keep its clean record and China walked down the court as winners with a straight-set triumph over the United States on Monday at the FIVB Women's World Cup.

Captain Zhu Ting had a game-high 23 points in the 25-16, 25-17, 25-22 victory. 

The United States hold a 4-2 head-to-head advantage over China in their six encounters over the recent two years, with all wins from the Nations League and losses from the 2018 World Championship. The last time the two sides met in the World Cup in 2015, United States had a straight-set victory over China, which still won the title at last. (Xinhua)

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Beijingers thrilled by Oct 1 parade rehearsal

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And Beijing residents got a sneak peek of China's up-coming National Day parade on October 1.

This, as aircraft formations conducted a rehearsal above the city's downtown on Sunday morning.

A video released on the Sina Weibo account of the People's Daily showed a KJ-2000 early warning air-craft leading eight J-10 fighter jets from the Bayi Aer-obatic Team, which dragged plumes of red, blue, yel-low and green.

Rehearsals were also held in downtown Beijing in the past two weekends. (Global Times)

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

(Produced by David Nye and Wang Zi)

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