2017-05-19 08:27:18 CRIENGLISH.com Web Editor: Li Yi
The Beijing Hour
Paul James with you on this Friday, May 19, 2017
Welcome to the Beijing Hour, coming to you live from the Chinese capital.
Coming up on our program...
Our News Focus this morning...
Chinese authorities are reporting steady progress.. along with challenges.. in trying to pull the entire country above the poverty line by 2020.
In other news....
Chinese geological researchers are reporting a breakthrough in the goal of harvesting frozen methane from beneath the earth's surface.
Authorities in New York say a deadly car crash in Time's Square isn't thought to be terror-related.
In business.... Didi finally gets its official stamp of approval from authorities in Beijing.
In Sports... Chinese volleyball's "Iron Hammer" is given a promotion.
In Entertainment.... the music world trying to come to grips with the suicide of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.
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