HEADLINE People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (3/8/2018 Thur.)

HEADLINE

People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (3/8/2018 Thur.)

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20:06, March 08, 2018

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

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Trade war is never the right solution and China will make justified and necessary response: FM


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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says China will make a justified and necessary response to any trade war. He says China is on the long march to modernization, and has no need or intention to displace the US. He also says China and the US must respect each other, combine their strengths to pursue win-win cooperation.

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Teenage schoolgirl shot dead in Alabama, US

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An accidental Alabama high school shooting claims the life of a 17-year-old girl.Another student was critically injured.The school has been locked down and local police are investigating the shooting.

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Taiwan is an inseparable part of China: FM

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There is only one China in the world, and Taiwan is an inseparable part of it. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the statement at a press conference in Beijing on the sidelines of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress. He urged Taiwan authorities to return to the 1992 Consensus as soon as possible, and to create a bright future for the peaceful development of cross-Straits relations.

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It is time the 'China threat' theory was laid to rest: FM

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says it’s time for the "China threat" theory to be laid to rest. He says for years, China has been the leading contributor for the world’s economic growth, and it accounts for 70 percent of global poverty alleviation. He also says China plays an active role in peacekeeping among permanent members of UN Security Council.

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EU warns Trump on trade war, eyes peanut butter and whiskey tariffs

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Speaking of trade wars, the EU's top official warns US President Donald Trump against starting one.European Union President Donald Tusk says the bloc is prepared to retaliate against Washington's threatened steel and aluminium tariffs. Tusk says the EU could slap duties on peanut butter, orange juice and bourbon whiskey.

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Political advisors brief on China's high-quality development

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Five members of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference met the press Thursday to discuss China's approach to high-quality development. They said China lowered its targeted growth rate to fulfill the economic transition from rapid growth to high quality growth.

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Russian ex-spy victim of attempted murder with nerve agent: UK police

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British police say the Russian former double-agent who collapsed in a British town alongside his daughter was the victim of attempted murder with a nerve agent.Sergei Skripal is in critical condition at a hospital along with his daughter.They collapsed on a bench outside a shopping center in the southwestern English city of Salisbury on Sunday.

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Before we go, we would like to remind you that Thursday marks International Women’s Day.  We at the People’s Daily app would like to wish all the women in the world a happy Women’s Day!

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

(Produced by David Nye, Qu Qiuyan and Liang Peiyu)

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