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China conducts test on missile interception technology
China announces a successful mid-course anti-missile test.
The Defense Ministry says it was conducted within Chinese territory and had achieved preset goals.
It also says the test was defensive in nature and does not target any country.
Chinese shares plunge more than 3%
Wall Street affects China’s stock markets.
On Tuesday, the markets shed more than 3 percent.
Losers outnumbered gainers.
Analysts attributed this to declines in overseas stock markets.
Olympics opens door for peaceful dialogue on Korean Peninsula
The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opens the door for a peaceful dialogue between the Koreas.
That’s according to International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.
He says the Games have helped provide a brighter future for everyone on the Korean Peninsula.
Chinese scholar Jao Tsung-I dies at the age of 101
A world-renown Chinese scholar dies at the age of 101.
Jao Tsung-I contributed to multiple fields, including the humanities, archaeology, literature, philology, musicology and history.
ASEAN foreign ministers focus on community building
Community building is the thrust of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Their foreign ministers are meeting in Singapore for the bloc’s annual chair.
Singapore says the meeting will discuss the way forward for the ASEAN community.
Thousands evacuated in Indonesian capital over floods
Thousands of residents in Indonesia's capital have been evacuated due to flooding.
But Jakarta's governor says the level of rivers swollen by the release of water from a reservoir was dropping for now.
Torrential rains have also caused landslides in cities around Jakarta.
Police say eight people are missing after two landslides around the city of Bogor.
Caution urged for Chinese toward Maldives amid political crisis
And China is warning citizens about traveling to the Maldives, after a state of emergency was imposed in the country.
The Maldives president has declared a 15-day state of emergency.
Reports say heavily armed troops stormed the country’s Supreme Court, and the former president was arrested in a deepening political crisis.
And that’s People’s Daily Tonight. Thanks for joining us.
(Produced by David Nye, Yang Chuchu and Zhao Dantong)