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People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (2/12/2018 Mon.)

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20:19, February 12, 2018


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


China awaits birth of third macaque monkey cloned from somatic cells


China awaits the cloning of a third macaque monkey.

As with the first two, the third will also be cloned from somatic cells.

China says it clones macaques to better understand and treat human brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's and autism.


Trump to unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan


The Trump administration will provide more details of its plan to invest in America's creaking infrastructure.

It hopes to set aside up to $1.5 trillion for the plan.

Senior White House officials say the budget will include $200 billion for projects to fix roads, bridges and other crucial infrastructure.


N. Korean art troupe returns home after Olympic performances


A North Korean art troupe wraps up their landmark to South Korea.

The country’s popular all-girl band performed twice to celebrate the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

They were by North Koreans in the South since 2002.


4 survivors of tour helicopter crash in Grand Canyon rescued


Rescuers have airlifted four survivors of a tour helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon.

Six passengers and a pilot were on board the chopper when it crashed under unknown circumstances on Saturday near the Grand Canyon’s West Rim.

The identities and nationalities of the dead and injured were not immediately released.


Pence says US now open to talks with DPRK


Meantime, the US may be willing to talk to North Korea without preconditions.

That’s according to Vice President Mike Pence.

Pence sayas he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed to the terms of engagement.


NYC Empire State Building to shine for Chinese Lunar New Year


Chinese New Year goes to the Big Apple!

The top of the Empire State Building will shine red and gold at sunset on Tuesday and Thursday to mark the occasion, which falls on Feb. 16 this year.

Since 1976, the building's tower lights have maintained a tradition of changing color to recognize various occasions and organizations throughout the year.

New York added the Spring Festival to the list of public holidays in 2014.


London City Airport shut after WW2 bomb found in Thames


And the London City Airport was closed Sunday night after an unexploded World War 2 bomb was discovered in the River Thames.

Authorities have asked passengers not to travel to the airport until further notice.


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

(Produced by David Nye, Chen Zilin and Liang Peiyu)

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