Manager Awarded
Sun Li, President of China National Aviation Fuel, is awarded the Most Valuable Figure in Management 2011 at the 11th China Annual Management Assembly
Director Honored
Jiang Wen, China's renowned actor and director, won the Best Director Award from the Hong Kong Film Critics Society on January 9 for his box office winner movie Let the Bullets Fly
Taiwan Commitment
The Chinese mainland will continue its efforts to promote the peaceful development of relations across the Taiwan Straits
Hepatitis Vaccine
China has approved a hepatitis E vaccine, which it claims is the first effective vaccine for the virus

"Responsible U.S. politicians should be willing and able to preserve and promote the development of Sino-U.S. relations."

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin, at a regular press conference in Beijing on January 11, responding to accusations voiced by some candidates running in the Republican Party Primary Election in the United States that China has stolen U.S. jobs

"If our southern neighbors collaborate with the adventurous states by substituting their oil for Iran's oil, Tehran will consider such a 'green light' to the West as an unfriendly gesture."

Iran's OPEC Governor Mohammad-Ali Khatibi, warning against any crude boosts by Persian Gulf states to compensate for the potential Western embargo on Iran's oil exports on January 15

"Deliberations regarding the bond swap are difficult, but there will be a positive outcome with good faith."

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, expressing confidence over the Greek debt swap deal at a joint press conference with his Greek counterpart Stavros Dimas during a visit to Athens on January 15

"It is hard to imagine cross-Straits relations without the '1992 Consensus'."

Cher Wang, Chairwoman of HTC Corp. in Taiwan, at a press conference in Taipei on January 13, one day ahead of the Taiwanese leadership election

Title winner Liu An (left) of China in competition during the 500-meter men's speed skating event at the Winter Youth Olympic Games 2012 in Innsbruck, Austria on January 14 (WU WEI)
A Long March 4B rocket blasts off from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in Shanxi Province on January 9, sending Ziyuan-3, a high-resolution remote-sensing satellite for civilian use, into orbit (YANG SHIYAO)
Buffaloes forage on the dry riverbed of the Ganjiang River in central China's Jiangxi Province on January 12. A lingering drought has caused a severe water shortage in Jiangxi, threatening water supplies of more than 1 million people (ZHOU KE)
Customers for the iPhone 4S queue up in front of an Apple shop in Beijing hours before the smarthphone's Chinese mainland release on January 13 (ZHANG YU)
FIRST ARRIVAL A Nippon Airways' Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft takes off to return to Tokyo at the Beijing International Airport on January 14. This is the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft operated commercially arriving at the airport (FU QI)
GRAND PRESENCE China's Hisense booth at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, which ended on January 13 (YANG LEI)
Businesswoman Investigated
Ding Shumiao, a businesswoman in north China's Shanxi Province, is deprived of membership of the 10th Shanxi Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference's IPO
The China Securities Regulatory Commission approves the initial public offering by People's Daily's online news portal,
Slower Trade Growth
China aims to expand its foreign trade by around 10 percent year on year in 2012
Soothing Local Woes
It has been a pressing task for China to address acute concerns over local government indebtedness
Auto Euphoria
While Chinese auto manufacturers reel from a slow market, their overseas counterparts are glittering with buoyant sales in China. German auto giant Volkswagen sells 313,036 Audi cars in China in 2011, soaring 37 percent from the year before
Huawei Shines
Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., China's largest mobile network equipment maker, is bursting with vitality thanks to robust device sales. The Shenzhen-based company says its device sales jumps around 50 percent year on year to reach $6.7 billion
    Haitians mark the two-year anniversary of the 2010 earthquake that left 300,000 people dead on January 12 near Port-au-Prince (XINHUA/AFP)
    British Royal Marines board a suspected pirate ship off Somalia's coast on January 13. They captured 13 suspects in the anti-piracy operation (XINHUA/AFP)
    A car drives along a road near the Turrialba Volcano, 83 km from San Jose, on January 13. The volcano's eruption prompted authorities to issue an alert for surrounding areas (XINHUA/AFP)
    A reptile keeper collects eggs as his colleagues try to control an American alligator at the Australian Reptile Park near Sydney on January 13. The park collects newly laid eggs to artificially incubate them (XINHUA/AFP)
    Pedestrians walk in front of an Adidas store in New Delhi on January 11. The Indian Government has allowed foreign brands such as Adidas and Ikea to open wholly owned shops in India (XINHUA/AFP)
    A helicopter evacuates a man after he was rescued from the Costa Concordia on January 15. The cruise ship, with more than 4,000 passengers on board, ran aground and keeled over off the Italian coast two days earlier (XINHUA/AFP)
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