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People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (2/7/2018 Wed.)

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19:02, February 07, 2018


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


Space X's big new rocket blasts off, puts sports car in space


A new era in space.

Space X successfully launched the Falcon Heavy rocket, the world’s most powerful rocket.

The rocket lifted off from the launch pad used by NASA nearly half a century ago to send men on the moon.

The rocket is carrying a red sports car for an endless road trip past Mars.


Four killed in Taiwan earthquake


A major earthquake kills four and injures hundreds in Taiwan.

The 6.5-magnitude quake was followed by a series of aftershocks as strong as intensity five.

Taiwan's earthquake experts expect more quakes in the coming weeks.


Stocks plunge, then recover as wild ride continues


The wild ride of stock markets continues.

Wall Street recovered after Monday's one thousand-plus point drop in the Dow Jones industrial average.

Investors remain fearful that signs of rising inflation and higher interest rates could bring an end to the bull market.


Trump wants a military parade in 2018: The Post


Donald Trump wants a grand military parade in DC. sometime this year.

That's according to a Washington Post report.

The report says the US president has been interested in having a military parade as early as last July.

That’s when he was invited to be a guest at the French National Day military parade.


China's sprinter Su sets new Asian record of 60m again


China's sprinter Su Bingtian has set a new Asian record.

Su set the record at an IAAF World Indoor Tour event.

Su was the first Asian-born athlete to break the 10-second mark in the 100-meter sprint in 2015.

Su will also be competing at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in March.


DPRK's cheering squad crosses inter-Korean border to S.Korea for Winter Olympics


A North Korean cheering squad crossed the inter-Korean land border to South Korea for the Winter Olympics later this week.

North Korea is sending a 280-member delegation, including 229 cheerleaders.

It marks the first time in 13 years that North Korean cheerleaders will be rooting for both South and North Korean athletes in an international sports event hosted by South Korea.


Skater Zhou Yang named flag-bearer for China at Olympics opening ceremony


Short-track speed skater Zhou Yang was chosen as China's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

The three-time Olympic gold medalist will compete in her third consecutive Olympic Games.


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

(Produced by David Nye, Wang Tian, Liang Peiyu and Zhao Dantong)

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