Scientist Acknowledged
Chinese glaciologist and climate scientist Qin Dahe has won this year's Volvo Environment Prize for his cryospheric science and global climate change research
Record-Beaking Tennis Star
Chinese tennis player Li Na reaches the WTA Championship final, the first for a regional player

"I think our Chinese counterparts are active. They have shown high professionalism in their fields and are capable of raising constructive suggestions. Their comprehensive qualities are good. They have high aspirations for the future."

Nicolae Banicioiu, Minister of Youth and Sports of Romania, said during the First Young Political Leaders Forum of China and Central and Eastern European Countries in Beijing on October 23

"Increased tension or even hostility is an accurate description of the current relationship between medical professionals and patients in China."

Yu Miaoxiang, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Health in Wenling, Zhejiang Province, commenting on the recent stabbing of three doctors in a local hospital by a patient unhappy with a procedures he underwent

"It seems blue skies in Beijing only appear when winds are strong enough. Once large-area air pollution occurs, it could lead to positive feedback in atmospheric circulation patterns, resulting in more frequent occurrences of bad air."

Lin Yanluan, an associate professor of the Center for Earth System Science at Tsinghua University

"We consider such forceful measures as Japan's claim of 'shooting them down' a severe provocation and an act of war. We will respond with resolute counterattacks and the provocateur will bear all consequences."

Geng Yansheng, spokesman for China's Ministry of National Defense, responding at a news briefing on October 27 to a Japanese Government threat to shoot down Chinese drones conducting training and flying missions over the East China Sea

Getting Old Before Getting Rich

Oriental Outlook
October 31

China is the only country in the world that has an aging population of more than 100 million. Statistics show that the population of the elderly reached 194 million in 2012, and the number is expected to exceed 200 million in 2013 and 300 million by 2015.

Officials of the Ministry of Civil Affairs said that affected by factors such as longer life expectancy, sustained low birth rate, rapid urbanization and three baby booms, the pace of entering an aging society is speeding up and posing a big challenge to the country. China will become one of the countries with the heaviest burdens to provide for the aged.

Assault Against Doctors
October 29

The assault of medical staff in Wenling, Zhejiang Province, on October 25, which killed one doctor and injured two, once again attracted national attention to doctor-patient conflicts.

Frequent assaults against doctors have made this profession dangerous. Doctors and patients should be allies in fighting illnesses instead of eyeing each other with suspicion. No matter how serious the conflict, resorting to violence can only make things worse.

Double Check Food safety inspectors check a restaurant in Weinan City, Shaanxi Province (DING HAITAO)
Smartphone in Tibetan The first Chinese-Tibetan bilingual smartphone debuted in Lhasa, China’s Tibet Autonomous Region (XINHUA)
Deadly Attack
A car crash that occurred near downtown Beijing's Tiananmen Square is a "carefully planned, organized and premeditated" terrorist attack
Austerity Measures
The Communist Party of China has intensified efforts to fight waste and extravagance among Party and government departments
Legislation Plan
China's top legislature plans to discuss 68 bills in the next five years, 11 of which are related to environmental issues
Connecting Lhasa Cars drive along the Najin Bridge in Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region (XINHUA)
Money-Spinners Farmers in Bozhou City, Anhui Province, pick chrysanthemums, which is often dried to be made into tea (LIU QINLI)
Credit Tracking
People living in nine provincial-level regions can now look up their personal credit reports using an online inquiry service
E-Commerce Boom
The size of China's business-to-customer e-commerce market reaches 162.4 billion yuan in the third quarter, up 50 percent year on year
Popular FTZ
The Shanghai pilot free trade zone has seen 208 newly registered enterprises
ChiNext Needs Refinancing System
To build up the refinancing system for ChiNext, the country's growth enterprise board
Continued Surplus
China's international balance of payments shows a surplus in the third quarter of the year, marking the fourth straight quarter of surpluses
Dramatic Growth
China's Internet search giant Baidu Inc. reports strong growth in the third quarter
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