Nobel Nominee
The 84-year-old Chinese agricultural scientist and educator Yuan Longping is nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for his contributions to food safety in Asia
New Coach
The Chinese Football Association announces the appointment of Frenchman Alain Perrin as new head coach of the Chinese National Football Team at a press conference

"The spread of the H7N9 virus in Guangdong Province signals the need for stricter management of the poultry industry by promoting industrialized chicken raising and processing and encouraging the public to consume frozen products instead of live poultry."

He Youlin, a deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC), explaining his motion to this year's annual session of the NPC

"The bases of energy and chemical industries at the middle and upper reaches of the Yellow River produce the bulk of industrial solid waste, which remains unprocessed. The waste has polluted air and will pollute soil and underground water in the long run."

Zhang Shuzhi, a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) from Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, during the annual session of the CPPCC

"China is central to the makeup of the world system today in ways that are well understood on the level of geopolitics but have not yet been fully elaborated in the realm of culture ... this section aims to change that."

Philip Tinari, Director of Beijing-based Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, which will curate contemporary art from China at the 2014 Armory Show in New York

Education Dilemma

Guangzhou Daily
March 3

In the past decade, China's graduate students have grown tenfold. Does China really need so many graduate students?

Indeed, remarkable achievements in many areas can be attributed to people who have received higher education. However, a growing number of graduate students will not necessarily be a good thing. Not only will it squeeze the job market further, but it will also lead to a waste of education resources.

Advocating Filial Piety

Legal Daily
March 4

Wuhan, the capital city of central China's Hubei Province, is exploring the possibility of setting up a system where those who display filial piety will be praised and those who do not will be put on a black list and condemned, so as to promote filial piety in society as a whole. Some other cities in the country also have similar systems in place and even stipulate that those who are put on the black list will not be able to be recruited as civil servants.

International Exchange A visitor looks at a Qing Dynasty emperor’s ceremonial armor and helmet from the Palace Museum of China collection during the media day of the Exhibition “The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors” at the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada (ZOU ZENG)
Safety at School Students at Anwen Primary School in Pan’an County, east China’s Zhejiang Province, are at an earthquake drill (CFP)
Property Registration
The State Council approves setting up a cross-ministry joint conference working on the establishment of a unified property registration system
Corruption Blow
China investigated and punished 829 judges and other court staff for corruption in 2013, up 42.3 percent year on year
Aid for the Homeless
A total of 2,031 relief organizations have been set up to safeguard the basic interests and rights of the homeless
Market Driven Two staff members assemble a business car at a production base of Beiqi Foton Motor Co. Ltd. in Weifang, east China’s Shandong Province (SUN SHUBAO)
Digging Deeper Machines lay on the ground in Dingping Village of Suining, southwest China’s Sichuan Province. The largest-ever natural gas reserve was recently discovered in the village (ZHONG MIN)
PMI Data
China's PMI for the manufacturing sector dropped to 50.2 percent in February, down from 50.5 percent for January
FTA Talks
China, South Korea and Japan start the fourth round of negotiations on a trilateral free trade agreement in Seoul
Coal Demand
China's coal consumption will peak in 2020 at about 4.7 billion tons
Services Trade: The Key to Becoming Powerful
China is far lagging behind in services trade
Geely's Acquisition
Private automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. Ltd. confirms the acquisition of British electric start-up company Emerald Automotive after a year of negotiations
IPO on Nasdaq
China's healthcare services provider iKang Guobin Healthcare Group is aiming to raise up to $150 million in an initial public offering on the Nasdaq stock market
    A visitor attends an art exhibition illustrating the suffering of women forced into sex slavery by Japanese invaders during World War II in Seoul on March 1 (YAO QILIN)
    Revelers from a samba school perform on the first night of the Rio de Janeiro Carnival parade on March 2 (XINHUA/AFP)
    Competitors participate in a traditional donkey cart race on the streets of Karachi on March 2 (XINHUA/AFP)
    A serviceman kisses his son following a homecoming ceremony in Fort Knox, Kentucky, on February 27. About 100 U.S. soldiers returned home after a nine-month combat deployment in Afghanistan (XINHUA/AFP)
  • IRAQ
    A man receives his voter ID card in Baghdad on March 5. Electronic voter ID cards have been distributed nationwide ahead of Iraq’s first parliamentary election since the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. forces, which is scheduled for April 30 (LIANG YOUCHANG)
    Kuala Lumpur’s landmark Petronas Twin Towers on March 4 are seen covered in haze, which descended on the capital city and its surroundings due to fires caused by a recent drought as well as pollution from factories and motor vehicles (XINHUA/AFP)
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