HEADLINE People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (3/21/2018 Wed.)

HEADLINE

People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (3/21/2018 Wed.)

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22:15, March 21, 2018

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

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Myanmar's president steps down after two years in the position

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Myanmar's president and Aung San Suu Kyi's right-hand man Htin Kyaw steps down after two years in the position.

He served as the executive officer of a charitable organization named after Suu Kyi's late mother.

His father-in-law was also active in the establishment of the National League for Democracy party.

Under the constitution, parliament will fill the presidential vacancy within seven days.

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Senior CPC officials report work to CPC Central Committee, Xi

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Members of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee have submitted reports on their work to the CPC Central Committee and General Secretary Xi Jinping for the first time.

A regulation on enhancing and safeguarding the centralized, unified leadership of the CPC Central Committee states that members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee should submit reports on their work to the CPC Central Committee and Xi once a year.

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G20 sees need for 'dialogue', fails to diffuse trade war threat

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The world's financial leaders reject protectionism and urge further dialogue on trade.

But they've failed to diffuse the threat of a trade war days before US metals tariffs take effect.

Finance ministers and central bankers of the world's 20 biggest economies are discussing trade disruptions as a risk to growth.

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ZTE invests over $3 billion on 5G products

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Chinese telecommunications company ZTE invests $3 billion on a 5G product base in Nanjing, East China's Jiangsu Province.

The company says the center will focus on developing 5G products and wireless devices.

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Cancelling five kinds of score adding policies for college entrance exam: Ministry of Education

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China removes five ways students’ examination scores are padded.

The ways include athletic abilities and those with other special talents.

China says this year’s emphasis is on quality-oriented exams and fairness in education.

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Over 200 'river chiefs' protect China's longest inland river

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Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region appoints 285 "river chiefs" to protect the valley of the Tarim River.

The river is China's longest inland river.

The group consists of two regional-, 19 prefecture-, 64 county- and 196 township-level chiefs.

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South Korea offers to hold high-level talks with North Korea

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South Korea offers to hold high-level talks with North Korea on March 29.

Seoul says it would like the meeting to take place in Panmunjom.

The dialogue offer comes ahead of the inter-Korea summit in April, also at Panmunjom.

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

(Produced by David Nye, Kuang Xixi and Liang Peiyu)

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