CEO Denies 'Rumors'
Li Xiaolin, CEO of China Power International Development Ltd., denies foreign media reports that she helped broker Zurich Insurance's entry into the Chinese market
Official Donates for Charity
Yu Youjun, Deputy Director of the General Office at the South-to-North Water Diversion Committee of the State Council, has donated 1.6 million yuan worth of books to a community cultural center in Datong, Shanxi Province

"When the ship hit the seawall, the captain ordered us to abandon ship. We gathered on the deck and prepared to escape. As we were very close to the seawall at that time, some intended to jump onto it when the ship approached, but they lost their lives."

Sang Xiaoliang, a rescued Chinese crew member of a cargo ship that sank at a port in Pohang, southeast of Seoul, during a storm on October 15, recalling the tragedy

"Apart from accumulating experience through this event for young athletes, we have more of an educational purpose."

Liu Aijie, Deputy Secretary General of the Chinese delegation at the Sixth East Asian Games (EAG), in response to EAG's transformation into East Asian Youth Games, which will debut in 2019

"Integrating development of military and civilian sectors has become a necessary path to promote China's strategic emerging industries' development."

Xu Jianping, deputy chief of the new technology and industry department at the National Development and Reform Commission, as the Hi-Tech & Science Expo concluded on October 16 in Mianyang, southwest China's Sichuan Province

"We send market investigation teams to both developed and developing regions. We do this to promote fairness and search for buyers. We also encourage exhibitors to invite their clients to the fair."

Liu Jianjun, Deputy Director General of China Foreign Trade Center, at the opening ceremony of the 114th China Import and Export Fair held in Guangdong Province on October 15

Urbanization of People

Oriental Outlook
October 17

Xu Kuangdi, former Vice Chairman of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and former President of Chinese Academy of Engineering, was interviewed by Oriental Outlook on October 17, discussing his view on urbanization.

Xu said that China's urbanization should lay emphasis on turning rural people into urban citizens rather than building cities on a large scale across the country. In a bid to transform the lives of those in rural areas, developing industries and increasing job opportunities remain essential.

Worries After Retirement

Guangzhou Daily
October 14

Homes for the aged have become a rare resource in terms of social welfare in Beijing. It is reported that at present, a new client has to wait 100 years for a bed at the capital's First Social Welfare Institute.

Similarly, the cost of social services for the aged is skyrocketing in the southern Guangdong Province. Many rest homes here charge over 10,000 yuan ($1,637) per month. Even so, business is booming.

App Regulations The Chinese Government is set to strengthen management of software installation on mobile devices (ZHANG CHENG)
The Experts Dr. Ingo Nentwig (third right), a German expert on Tibetan studies, poses for a photo with staff members from the China Tibetology Publishing House at the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair  (CHINA TIBETOLOGY RESEARCH CENTER)
Gov't Going Social
The official website of the Chinese Government,, opened accounts on two leading microblogging websites and on WeChat
Cross-Straits Talks
Both sides of the Taiwan Straits can arrange meetings between their leaders independently, rather than depending on other international events
Poverty Declining
Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region is expected to reduce its population living in poverty by 45 percent compared with 2010 by the end of this year
Time to Harvest Farmers in Ganzhou, east China’s Jiangxi Province, load oranges to be shipped to north China’s Tianjin for sale on October 15 (LI QIAOZHOU)
Canton Fair A car draped with angel wings on display at the 114th Canton Fair on October 15 (LU HANXIN)
Cutting Overcapacity
The State Council publishes the Guideline to Tackle Serious Production Overcapacity, which lists five prime sectors with serious overcapacity
Stricter Rules
The Ministry of Commerce calls on baby formula importers to be more accurate when recording sales data and for no monopoly in the industry
Tapping Natural Gas
The China National Petroleum Corp. predicts that its natural gas supply at home will increase 13 percent during the upcoming winter and spring seasons
The U.S. Debt Crisis
The United States finally averted a debt default
Soaring Land Supply
China's residential land supply totales 91,700 hectares in the first nine months, an increase of 28.4 percent year on year
Eyeing More Market Share
Nu Skin Enterprise, a personal-care products maker, plans to invest close to $200 million in building stores and manufacturing facilities in China next year, to keep up with rising demand
    A man carries a Hindu devotee injured in a stampede outside Ratangarh Temple in Madhya Pradesh on October 13. The incident has left hundreds of people injured and more than 100 dead (XINHUA/AFP)
    During the commemoration of Columbus Day on October 12, women perform a Tinku ritual dance at a protest in Santiago organized by the Mapuche indigenous people who believe the geological discovery is nothing but a disaster for the locals (XINHUA/AFP)
    Martina Lopez, 99, and Jose Manuel Riella, 103, who have lived together for 80 years, celebrate their anniversary in San Pedro on October 15 (XINHUA/AFP)
    Muslim pilgrims wait to perform the morning prayer in Mecca’s Grand Mosque, on October 13. More than 2 million people arrived in the Saudi Arabia’s holy city for the Hajj (XINHUA/AFP)
    Delegations from Iran and other world powers prior to the start of two-day closed-door nuclear talks on October 15 at the United Nations offices in Geneva (XINHUA/AFP)
    People brace against heavy wind and rain, the strongest in 10 years, in Tokyo on October 16 (XINHUA/AFP)
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