Scientist Recognized
Bai Chunli, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is elected to become one of the 10 new foreign members of the United Kingdom's Royal Society
Generous Businessman
Xu Rongmao, founder and Chairman of Shanghai-based Shimao Property, has been ranked as China's top philanthropist by an annual list compiled by China Philanthropy Times

"Education on ethnic unity should be part of educational curricula. We will create conditions that let children and youths from different ethnic groups play together, receive education together and grow up together."

Zhang Chunxian, Secretary of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Regional Committee of the Communist Party of China, at a conference on May 6

"One of the key things about the exhibition is accessibility. We want to make sure people at every level of experience with Chinese calligraphy can come here and feel comfortable as well as learn something."

Joseph Scheier-Dolberg, Assistant Curator at the Department of Asian Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the organizer of Out of Character: Decoding Chinese Calligraphy, an exhibition that opened in New York City on April 29

"Liquor has a long history in China, carrying the essence of traditional culture and the rich emotions of the Chinese people."

Li Zuoxun, Vice Mayor of Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, after signing a contract for his city to host the 2015 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles Spirits Selection, an international liquor competition, on May 2

"I am honored to be the president of the jury for the Golden Goblet Award and to be able to work with prominent figures from the international film industry. I will lead the jury members to try and find films that touch people's hearts."

Chinese actress Gong Li, after being named president of the jury for the main award at the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival on May 5

Oil Company Reform

Caijing Magazine
May 5

In November 2013, the Chinese Government once again shed light on mixed ownership reform. And of all industries, the state-capital-intensive oil industry was put at the forefront. However, despite the multiple positive indicators, the reform is actually encountering significant difficulties.

It has been agreed within the industry that to promote mixed ownership reform, the top priority now is to break the monopoly of China's three major state oil giants and make it possible for other market players to survive on their own.

Situation in Ukraine

Life Weekly
May 5

"The West will not confront Russia on the issue of Ukraine with everything it has got, because for the West, the importance of Ukraine is limited, and so is the price it is willing to pay," said Liang Qiang, a researcher with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. "On the contrary, the price that Russia is willing to pay is infinite. Russia has already seen the bottom line of the West during its war with Georgia in 2008."


Dropping Mortality Rate Doctors in Suixian County, Henan Province, examine an infant (LIU JUNXI)
Fish Migration Over 2,000 artificially-bred Chinese sturgeons are released into the Yangtze River from Yichang City, Hubei Province (CFP)
Security Measures
Chinese authorities will launch special operations against domestic terrorists
Credibility System
China will assess individuals and organizations on areas ranging from tax payment to judicial credibility with a government-led national social credibility system
Satellite Launch Drill
China's new satellite launch center, located in south China's Hainan Province, will conduct a drill in the second half of this year
A Rosy Future A farmer picks edible roses in Jimo, east China’s Shandong Province (LIANG XIAOPENG)
Beautiful and Useful Pictured is a wind farm located in Tianchang, east China’s Anhui Province (DU YU)
Foreign Trade Rebound
China's exports goes up 0.9 percent year on year to $188.54 billion in April
PMI Pickup
China's manufacturing growth continues to rise in April, fresh evidence of better performance in the manufacturing sector
Canton Fair Cools
The biannual Canton Fair, a barometer of the country's foreign trade, has fewer overseas buyers and trade deals in comparison to last year
Yi Xianrong
A research fellow with the Institute of Finance and Banking at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
The divergences in the structure of financial markets among countries historically arose from their varied credit bases, which are comprised of commitments made by enterprises, individuals and governments. These commitments are not only molded by economic conditions and social circumstances, but also have to do with cultural traits, political and legal institutions, personalities and ideologies.
    War veterans, soldiers and government leaders gather in Dien Bien Phu Town on May 7 for an event to mark the 60th anniversary of the country’s victory over French colonial forces (XINHUA/AFP)
    Trade union members parade on the Red Square in Moscow on May 1 for the first time since 1991 (XINHUA/AFP)
    A participant takes part in the Park and Slide project, an interactive temporary installation set up in Park Street in the center of Bristol, southwest England, on May 4 (XINHUA/AFP)
    A woman mourns outside a burned trade union building in the city of Odessa on May 4. Flowers, candles and photos of the dead are piled up outside the charred building (XINHUA/AFP)
    Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra answers questions during a press conference in Bangkok on May 7. Thailand’s Constitutional Court earlier dismissed Yingluck from office for abuse of power (XINHUA/AFP)
    People celebrate the Indian Holi Festival on May 3 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The festival, also known as the Festival of Colors, marks the arrival of spring (XINHUA/AFP)
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