Emergency Appointment
China Resources (Holdings) Company, one of China's largest state-owned conglomerates, nams Fu Yuning as its new chairman, replacing Song Lin, who is under investigation and was dismissed from his post
Star Makes Comeback
China's national swimming team lifts the ban on competing and endorsement on Olympic champion Sun Yang, who was suspended from the national team for months after a feud with his coach and being caught driving without a license

"Some government positions draw no applications, such as in remote areas or those requiring specialist skills, whereas applications flood in for positions with lower hukou, Chinese household registration, and educational requirements."

Li Zhong, a spokesman for the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, on progress of this year's provincial recruitment programs for civil servants

"The increasing pressure on the patent application processing each year shows how big the industry is going to be, and the industry is far from realizing its potential."

He Hua, Deputy Director of the State Intellectual Property Office, at an intellectual property symposium held by the All-China Patent Attorneys Association on April 26

"Delaying retirement can increase individuals' net income in the labor market to offset the net living expenses increases brought by longer life expectancy, so that the financial balance during a person's life cycle can be restored."

Zhao Yaohui, a professor of the National School of Development, Peking University, when revealing his study concluding that the young generation would have to devote 41 percent of their compensation to supporting retirees by 2050 if China doesn't raise the compulsory retirement age

"I have been an archivist for more than 20 years. However, after reading these documents and the bloody scenes they depict every day, I have begun to suffer from enormous psychological pain."

Zhao Yujie, a senior archivist at Jilin Provincial Archives, on his experience of organizing and translating documents on biological experiments on humans carried out by the Japanese army during its occupation of northeast China in World War II

Controversial Vehicles Inspection

People's Daily
April 23

The mandatory annual inspection of vehicles aims to check automobiles and find potential safety hazards in order to help reduce road traffic accidents. Is it really necessary for all drivers and passengers? The public have expressed doubts and called on the government to cancel the annual safety inspection.

Automobile owners complain that inspection procedures are too complicated. While cars have increased rapidly in recent years, the number of vehicle safety inspection stations is not able to meet the strong demands.

Mobile Internet Challenges BAT

Caijing Magazine
April 21

China's Internet business has enjoyed rapid growth over the past two decades. The growth of e-business has long been driven by advertising, but now this commercial pattern will be altered greatly by mobile Internet technology.

Since last year, the oligarchy of Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent (BAT) in the Internet sector has been challenged by the rise of the mobile Internet, which is expected to provide the online gateway to the offline market worth tens of trillions of yuan and transform the landscape of domestic Internet industry.

Arts Gala French soprano Julie Cherrier rehearses at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing before a concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and France (LUO XIAOGUANG)
Flowery Fun A major international horticultural exposition opens in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province (LI ZIHENG)
Navigation System
A domestically developed, high-precision global positioning system goes into operation in China
Environmental Law
The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, China's top legislature, votes to adopt revisions to the Environmental Protection Law
Clean Days
More than half of the number of days in the first three months of the year see clean air
Global Test An ARJ21-700 regional airplane, which completed test flights in natural icing conditions in Canada, returns to an airport in Xi’an, northwest China’s Shaanxi Province (DING TING)
Two Birds, One Stone Villagers attend to a beehive in an orange garden in Zigui County, central China’s Hubei Province (XINHUA)
Policy Stability
China's economic growth in the first quarter was within a proper range, so the government will maintain the continuity and stability of its macroeconomic policies
The Yangtze Belt
Premier Li Keqiang promised to help group 11 provincial-level regions into the largest development network in China
Alibaba's Purchase
China's e-commerce giant Alibaba has stepped up its investment in cultural and digital entertainment industries with a strategic deal with leading online video source Youku Tudou
Wang Yupeng
A macroeconomic researcher with the Beijing-based CFFEX Institute for Financial Derivatives

The exchange rate of the yuan against the U.S. dollar has been depreciating since January. This is the biggest depreciation since China's exchange rate reform in 2005. What are the reasons for this round of yuan devaluation? How long can it continue? And how will the yuan exchange rate fluctuate in the future?

    Pro-Russian activists stand guard outside the regional telecenter after occupying the building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on April 27 (XINHUA/AFP)
    Palestinian Fatah delegation chief Azzam al-Ahmed (left), Hamas prime minister in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniya (center) and Hamas deputy leader Musa Abu Marzuk celebrate in Gaza City on April 23 after the leaders agreed to form a unity government in April (XINHUA/AFP)
    A U.S. astronaut takes a selfie during a repair mission outside the International Space Station on April 23 (XINHUA/AFP)
    Participants wearing neon-colored clothing pose for pictures during the 5-km Electric Run around Wembley Stadium in London on April 26 (XINHUA/AFP)
    Armed Air Force soldiers secure the Virgin Australia 737-800 plane, on which a drunk passenger sparked a hijacking alert during the flight from Brisbane heading for the Indonesian resort island of Bali, on the tarmac at Denpasar Airport in Bali on April 25 (XINHUA/AFP)
    Prime Minister Chung Hong Won (center) exits a press conference in Seoul on April 27 after tendering his resignation over the sinking of a passenger ferry that left more than 300 people dead or missing (XINHUA/AFP)
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