Fallen Blogger
Xue Biqun, a 60-year-old micro-blogger known as Xue Manzi on Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like blogging service, is detained for alleged group sex with prostitutes
Professor in Village
Yu Jianrong, a professor at the Rural Development Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, has been named assistant of the local committee director at a village in southwest China's Guizhou Province

"Currently, the biggest factor hindering the combat of air pollution caused by vehicle emissions is the scarcity of high-quality fuel. Domestically refined fuel has failed to keep up with vehicle development."

He Kebin, a professor of environmental science and engineering and the Executive Dean of Tsinghua University's graduate school, on September 13

"Print is dying, but children's books are still popular. Many profit-driven publishers rush into the market without the slightest consideration for quality."

Zhao Ping, a children's publishing industry insider in Shanghai, in response to a circular released by the Central Government on September 12, which called for stricter supervision on reading material for children, in both print and digital media

"Hong Kong doesn't need Britain or any other country's help in carrying out political reform. The region has the determination to elect its top leader by universal suffrage in 2017 and reform its political system on its own."

Leung Chun Ying, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, on September 15

"In the process of China's reform and opening up, the twin track system in certain areas has sustained stable economic growth, but at the same time has caused much social discontent. Therefore, an important task of China's future economic reform should be eliminating such a system."

Justin Yifu Lin, former chief economist and senior vice president of the World Bank, at a private economy forum held in Jilin Province

Subway Culture

China Youth Daily
September 16

It is reported that Shanghai Railway Line 2 has fully implemented a book borrowing activity. A passenger can borrow his favorite book in the subway station at 1 yuan ($0.16), read on the subway and return it at the station where he gets off.

Currently, subway construction is well underway across China. Such infrastructure has become an important part of urban culture. However, this should be presented by citizens' cultural impulse and mental pursuits. Therefore, it is essential to strengthen the building of a subway culture. Hopefully, such a culture can be developed and become an integral part of our cities.

Detained Cruise Ship

Beijing News
September 16

The 1,659 Chinese tourists would have never expected the cruise liner they took, the Henna, to be detained half way to Jeju Island, South Korea. And it was cruel mockery that the local court did so upon the request of another Chinese company.

No matter the dispute, a Chinese company clearly targeted another via the law outside the country's borders. More than 1,000 Chinese tourists suffered financial and mental anguish due to the incident.

Highest Airport The world’s highest-altitude civilian airport is put into use in Daocheng County, southwest China’s Sichuan Province (JIANG HONGJING)
Popular Destination Tourists pose at Tiananmen Square in Beijing (LI WEN)
Investment Plans
The State Council, China's cabinet, encourages private investment in care services focusing on the elderly as part of a program
Expat Permits
China grants 1,202 permanent residency permits to foreign nationals in 2012, up more than 83 percent from 2011
Female Pilots
China's State Oceanic Administration recently begins recruitment procedures in the search for two highly skilled female pilots to operate its deep-sea submersible
Exotic Boxes Several craftsmen from Kuwait make traditional iron boxes during the First China-Arab States Expo in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (PENG ZHAOZHI)
Sheet Metal Hub A worker assembles a metal box in Xianghe, Hebei Province (LI XIAOGUO)
Anti-Subsidy Duties
China's Ministry of Commerce begins imposing provisional anti-subsidy duties on some U.S. exports of solar-grade polysilicon, a major material for making solar cells
Production Cuts List
China unveils a list of 58 companies that should cut their excess production capacity by the end of the year as a part of the country's economic restructuring drive
Tencent Investment
Tencent Holdings Ltd., China's leading Internet firm, has invested $448 million in Sogou, the search engine arm of Internet company Sohu.com Inc.
How Has Economy Changed?
How has the global economy changed five years after the crisis roiled the world?
A closed-door meeting on initial public offering reform is held recently
Huawei's EU Investment
Huawei, China's telecom equipment giant and a global supplier of information and communication technology, has doubled its investment in research and development in Europe since 2010
    An artist from the Balloonic dance troupe performs during the official opening of the annual Sofia Dance Week festival on September 14 (XINHUA/AFP)
    Emergency vehicles and law enforcement personnel respond to a shooting at an entrance to the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, which left 13 dead by September 17 (XINHUA/AFP)
    A couple wades across a flooded street in Acapulco following tropical storm Manuel, which landed on the Pacific coast of the country on September 15 (XINHUA/AFP)
    A new solid-fuel rocket carrying a telescope for remote observation of planets launches at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Uchinoura Space Center on September 14 (XINHUA/AFP)
    The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship begins to emerge on September 16 near the harbor of Giglio Porto. Thirty-two people died when the vessel, with 4,200 passengers onboard hit rocks in January 2012 (XINHUA/AFP)
    Dutch cavalry horses and their riders are exposed to smoke on September 16 as they undergo a stress test (XINHUA/AFP)
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