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18:40, March 01, 2018

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

Shanghai issues road permits for autonomous cars


Autonomous vehicles are coming.

The Shanghai government has granted permits to two Chinese auto companies for road tests in the city. 

The vehicles will be tested in a number of crucial real-world traffic conditions.


Beijing warns Taiwan travel bill could hurt Sino-US ties


China warns the US of threatening the stability of ties following the US Senate’s passage of the Taiwan travel bill.

The legislation only needs President Donald Trump’s signature to become law.

The bill says it should be US policy to allow officials at all levels to travel to Taiwan to meet their Taiwanese counterparts.

China’s foreign ministry is also urging the US to abide by one-China principle, which is the political basis for China-US relations.


Moon says Japan has no right to claim sex slave issue settled


South Korean President Moon Jae-in urges Japan to face its wartime wrongdoings.

Moon says Koreans demand a sincere apology, even as he seeks a forward-looking relationship between the two nations.

Moon's ousted predecessor struck a deal in 2015 with Tokyo in which Seoul promised not to raise the issue again.

Japan paid $9 million to a foundation dedicated to supporting the victims.


Putin set out fourth term vision in pre-election speech

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Vladimir Putin gave a long-delayed state of the nation speech on Thursday.

It came two weeks ahead of Russia’s presidential election.

During his speech, he set out a platform that includes higher social and infrastructure spending.


Trump pushes Congress for broad bill on guns after school shooting


US President Donald Trump goes further to endorsing restrictions on gun sales.

He wants a comprehensive plan that includes measures opposed by the powerful National Rifle Association.

Trump had been cautiously weighing changes to gun laws since a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida on February 14.


Beijing museum display rare Tibetan masterpiece


The rarely seen masterpiece Bunian Tu, also known as Emperor Taizong Receiving the Tibetan Envoy, is on exhibit in Beijing.

The 1.3-meter-long silk scroll is generally believed to have been painted by Yan Liben.

He was an artist and official in the Tang Dynasty.


UK continues to expand cooperation with China in math education


And Britain continues to expand cooperation with China in math education to improve its students’ ability.

The two countries have agreed on a series of educational cooperation programs worth 550 million pounds.

This includes extending the England-China math teacher exchange program to 2020.


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

(Produced by David Nye, Jiang Zhuqing and Zhao Dantong)

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