Chair of UNESCO's Governing Body
Hao Ping, Vice Minister of Education of China and representative to the executive board of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is elected president of UNESCO's 37th General Conference for a two-year mandate
Celebrated Film Director
Feng Xiaogang, one of China's highest-grossing film directors, immortalizes his handprints in cement at TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood

"The historically low water levels of the Poyang Lake are caused by droughts as well as man-made factors, including the massive illegal dredging of sand for construction purposes."

Kong Fanxiang, a senior research fellow with the Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, explaining the shrinkage of China's largest freshwater lake

"First, the number of government cars should be reduced. Second, the monitoring over their purchase and use should be intensified. Third, the fiscal supervision system should be improved and government budgets drafted more democratically."

Deng Lianfan, professor at the School of Law of Central South University, suggesting methods for a new round of reforms on government vehicles

"The nature of acrobatics is to explore the limits of the human body. African students have fairly good physical condition and relatively better balance and flexibility compared to their Chinese counterparts."

Ma Shumin, a teacher at Wuqiao Acrobatic Art School in north China's Hebei Province, commenting on performances of African learners of the school on November 3

"A quarter of east Asia's world heritage sites have been threatened by the booming tourism."

Peter Ogden, a project expert for the UNESCO Beijing Office, commenting at the Lushan Forum on World Heritage Cultural Landscape in East Asia

Shame of CNN

Global Times
November 4

Recently, CNN published an article on its website, commenting over the terrorist attack on Beijing's Tiananmen Square on October 28. The piece reviewed the so-called Chinese Government's "suppression" of the Uygur ethnic group in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and questioned the Chinese police conclusion of events, asking "whether Monday's alleged attack was a well-prepared terrorist act or a hastily assembled cry of desperation from a people on the extreme margins of the Chinese state's monstrous development machine?"

More Attention to Bus Drivers

The Beijing News
November 3

Dong Hongnian, a bus driver in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, suffered from a sudden cerebral hemorrhage while on duty. During the incident, and while enduring great pain, he managed to pull the hand brake and stop the bus, just in time to save the lives of more than 20 passengers and keep the vehicle from plunging from a bridge with a 3-meter slope at its side.

New Home Reconstruction work in the earthquake-stricken Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China’s Qinghai Province is completed (ZHANG HONGXIANG)
Free at Last Zhang Xiang, a giant panda bred in captivity, was released into the wild (XUE YUBIN)
Antarctica Station
China is planning the construction of a new research station in the south pole
Sickness Database
China has set up a database of acute altitude sickness that leads the world in terms of the number, variety and source distribution of samples
Haze on School Days
China may adopt a flexible working hours system and suspend school classes during high air pollution alerts
Maker Bots Visitors observe robot machines at the 15th China International Industry Fair, held in Shanghai (DING TING)
Happy Harvest A farmer picks up Chinese honey oranges in Xuan’en County, Hubei Province (SONG WEN)
PMI Strengthens
China's purchasing managers' index for the manufacturing sector rises to 51.4 percent in October, hitting a new high since May 2012
Online Funds Shops
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group opens the sales of funds on its popular online shopping platform Taobao after receiving a no-action letter from the China Securities Regulatory Commission
Anti-Dumping Plan
China's Ministry of Commerce is to implement provisional anti-dumping regulations on cellulose pulp imported from the United States, Canada and Brazil
Keeping Government Intervention in Check
The nationwide audit of all government debt has come to an end
China's travel search engine Qunar has been listed on the Nasdaq, at $15 a share, as of November 1
Rising Gold Output
China is set to maintain its position as the world's top bullion producer for the seventh consecutive year in the face of estimations that it will produce a record-high 430 tons of gold this year
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