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People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (3/19/2018 Mon.)

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20:39, March 19, 2018


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

Trump administration urged to stop tariff plan on China


US trade associations urge the Trump administration not to push through its tariff plan on Chinese imports, as it would hurt US consumers and companies.

The Trump administration was reportedly considering tariffs on $30-60 billion of annual Chinese imports for alleged unfair trade practices.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry says China hopes to address bilateral trade issues with the US in a constructive manner.


National legislature endorsed China's new leaders


The first session of the 13th National People's Congress endorses China's new leaders.

Han Zheng, Sun Chunlan, Hu Chunhua and Liu He were endorsed as vice premiers and Yi Gang as the governor of the Central Bank.

The new Chinese government vows to tackle challenges on public's top concern.


Housing prices in China remain stable  


Housing prices remain stable in February in major Chinese cities.

This, amid the government's tough purchase restrictions.

New residential housing prices declined in 12 of the 15 first-tier cities monitored by the government.

Prices in 55 other major cities posted slower or flat monthly growth.


G20 kicks off on Monday


The G20 will be meeting this month in Buenos Aires on March 19 and 20.

The meeting includes finance ministers and central bank governors from 20 countries.

This year's top concerns are cryptocurrency and trade protectionism.

The Financial Stability Board rejected member countries' requests for tighter controls on cryptocurrency trading.


Trump warned not to fire Mueller



Republican lawmakers warn President Trump not to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Trump lashed out at Mueller by name and questioned the biases of Mueller's investigation team in a series of tweets over the weekend.

GOP lawmakers sought to defend Mueller and warn Trump to let the investigation team do their job.


Arrest warrant out for S.Korea ex-president Lee Myung-bak for corruption probe


South Korean prosecutors are seeking a warrant to arrest former President Lee Myung-bak over corruption charges.

Lee is suspected of taking the equivalent of $10 million in bribes from the state intelligence agency, businesses and others.

If the warrant is issued, he will become the country's fourth former president to be arrested on criminal charges.


China to develop micro rocket

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And China plans to develop micro solid-propellant carrier rockets for commercial use.

Small solid-propellant rockets have a carrying capacity of 100-500 kilograms.

China sees the global demand for commercial satellite launches surpassing 10,000, and domestic demand at 1,000.


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

(Produced by David Nye, Chi Jingyi and Liang Peiyu)

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