Centenarian Writer
Yang Jiang, one of the most renowned female writers and translators in China, celebrated her 103rd birthday on July 17
Controversial Director
Author-turned-director Guo Jingming has scored another box office hit with his controversial movie Tiny Times 3. It raked in more than 320 million yuan within four days of its July 17 release

"The vicious cycle of violence between Israel and Palestine must stop."

Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the UN, calling for an end to the conflict between Israel and the Hamas movement in Gaza at a UN Security Council meeting on July 22

"The opening and closing ceremonies of this year's Youth Olympic Games will be more frugal than those of all the big sporting events hosted in China before."

Chen Weiya, director of the ceremonies, at a press conference on July 22, before the August 16 opening of the Games in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province

"Even if they are in the farthest corners of the world, we will track them down and bring them to justice to defend the law and safeguard people's interests."

Liu Jinguo, Vice Minister of Public Security, at a July 22 teleconference launching a campaign to root out suspects involved in corruption-related crimes who have fled China

"The game would integrate kungfu with swords and sticks to teach martial arts interactively, so that users don't have to climb Songshan Mountain [in central China's Henan Province] to learn Shaolin kungfu."

Lin Xiaosong, Chairman of Dengfeng Tiandizhizhong Network Development Corp., which manages the Shaolin brand, discussing the 1,500-year-old temple's plan to develop a game app to teach users martial arts on their cellphones

Fast Food Fears

Nanfang Daily

July 22

On July 20, local media unveiled the news that Shanghai Husi Food Co. Ltd. had supplied expired meat to fast-food titans including McDonald's and KFC. Food and drug authorities have suspended operations of the company, and ordered all its meat products to be taken off shelves. Husi is a member of the U.S.-based OSI Group, the world's largest meat and vegetable product processor. So how did this food safety incident happen at such a renowned transnational corporation here in China?

Organic Food Myths

Caijing Magazine

July 14

Concerns over food safety have caused many Chinese families to opt for organic food. According to a 2011 survey of Chinese consumers conducted by the International Trade Center, a joint agency of the WTO and the UN, 60 percent of organic food consumers in China are members of the middle class, families with children and people with health concerns. Some 98 percent of them choose organic food out of fear for food safety problems.

Deadly Gales Typhoon Rammasun struck south China on July 18 and 19, bringing torrential rain, flooding and extreme winds to the country’s southern provinces, affecting nearly 10 million people in south China (LIANG XU)
Honoring History A journalist shoots exhibits at an exhibition marking the 120th anniversary of the First Sino-Japanese War in 1894-95, in Shenyang, capital of northeast China’s Liaoning Province (YAO JIANFENG)
Rights Studies
Five national education and training bases for human rights are set up in China, bringing the total number of such bases to eight
Teacher Exchange
China will set up a system to swap principals and teachers between schools to ensure even distribution of educational resources
Mile-High Wifi
A Chinese airline tests a program that would allow passengers to use the Internet during flights
Solar Soldiers Solar panels placed upright on the ground in a solar power industrial park in Hami, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (CAI ZENGLE)
Extended Connection Laborers work at the second double-track line of the Lanzhou-Xinjiang Railway in Menyuan County of northwest China’s Qinghai Province (WANG SONG)
Cheaper Houses
China's home prices continues on a downward trend in more cities in June
Bank Cooperation
The central banks of Venezuela and China sign a cooperative agreement, aimed at promoting the exchange of information
Local Bailout
The possible second bond default in China is avoided after the local government of north China's Shanxi Province decided to help the troubled Huatong Group
Ma Jun
Deputy Director of the Enterprise Research Institute under the Development Research Center of the State Council

In the past, substantial achievements were made after government-formulated industrial policies were successful in giving full play to China's low-cost advantage.

But now, innovation should be the new major driver of economic growth. Innovation requires the government to better function and allow the market to play a decisive role in allocating resources.

    Israel’s Iron Dome missile-defense system intercepts a rocket launched from Palestine’s Gaza Strip on July 21, the 14th day of the Operation Protective Edge. Israeli military strikes had killed at least 530 Palestinians and wounded over 3,200, while Israel has lost 28 soldiers in the action, as of July 24 (XINHUA/AFP)
    Ukrainian separatists hand over black boxes from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 to Malaysian officials in Donetsk, the rebel-held area of east Ukraine on July 22 (XINHUA/AP)
    Two passenger trains collide head-on in the eastern area of the country on July 22, leaving at least one passenger dead and 83 others wounded (XINHUA/YONHAP)
    A baby koala, a product of artificial breeding, rests on its mother’s back in a tree in the Beauval Zoo in Loir-et-Cher on July 19 (XINHUA/AFP)
    Joko Widodo appears in front of supporters on July 22 in Jakarta after delivering a speech after his presidential election victory (XINHUA/AFP)
    A student looks outside from a mud-brick classroom in north Nigeria on July 17. According to UNESCO, Nigeria has one of the highest dropout rates in the world, with over 10.5 million children leaving school in the country last year (XINHUA)
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