Reelected Macao Chief Executive
Chui Sai On, incumbent Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) whose current tenure ends on December 19, was re-elected for another five-year term on August 31
First PLA Spokeswoman
Senior Colonel Xing Guangmei has recently gained attention as the first spokeswoman for the People's Liberation Army Navy

"The death rate from breast cancer has dropped in recent years worldwide, but the trend in China is the opposite. Most patients in China are diagnosed at a late stage due to a lack of awareness and regular screenings."

Sun Qiang, Director of Peking Union Medical College Hospital's Breast Center, at the annual meeting of the Global Chinese Breast Cancer Organizations Alliance in Beijing on August 31

"China needs legislation on consumer product safety to protect consumers and improve the quality of all products. The government's supervision alone cannot always effectively ensure their safety, as we are faced with millions of products, a changing market and various factors that affect safety."

Liu Zhaobin, chief engineer with the General Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, at a September 2 seminar organized by the administration

"The Chinese market is extremely important to us. The Chicago Department of Aviation is looking forward to working collaboratively with the Beijing Capital International Airport to bring more air services and travelers to both cities, which is vital for job creation and economic development."

Rosemarie Andolino, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation, at a forum for airport CEOs on September 2 in Beijing

"All sex-selective abortions should be treated as criminal offenses, as they are in India and South Korea, where baby boys are also favored."

Yuan Xin, a professor of demographics at Nankai University's Institute of Population and Development, responding on September 3 to a draft government regulation aimed at combating illegal sex-determination tests and abortions

BYD: Opting for Electric Autos

Caixin Century Weekly

August 25

Thanks to a series of policies favorable to new-energy automobiles issued in late 2013, these vehicles are again becoming the focus of China's car market. Privately owned hi-tech company BYD presented its plug-in hybrid vehicle, Qin, in December 2013, and sales of the car have since skyrocketed. Meanwhile, more than 5,000 orders have come in for BYD's electrically powered K9 bus, with expected total sales reaching 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion). Comparatively, prior to 2014, BYD had sold just over 1,000 of these buses in total. Are such figures a hint that a rise in electrically powered automobiles is on the horizon?

Shenzhen: A City Powered by Innovation

Outlook Weekly

September 1

While many local governments across China are struggling to cope with the decline of investment-driven growth, Shenzhen has explored a new path. Fixed asset investment accounts for less than 20 percent of local GDP. Comparatively, scientific research funding represents more than 4 percent of its GDP, even higher than that of most developed countries. Its GDP growth rate in the first half of the year reached 8 percent, higher than the country's average.

Back to School Students at a middle school in quake-affected Ludian County, Yunnan Province, attend psychological counseling on September 1, the first day of the fall semester (LIN YIGUANG)
Bear Hug Performers wearing panda costumes welcome participants to the opening ceremony of the 2014 Fashion Week & Clothing Purchasing Exhibition in Beijing on August 30 (WEI YAO)
Martyrs' Day
On August 31, the Chinese top legislature approved the establishment of a national day to commemorate martyrs
Maritime Adjudication
China has become a maritime judicial center for the Asia-Pacific region after three decades of effort, according to a report by the Supreme People's Court (SPC) on September 2
IPR Courts
Special courts for intellectual property rights (IPR) cases will be established in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou in Guangdong Province, as per a resolution of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on August 31
Connecting the Dots A catenary inspection car tests railway contact lines in Zhangye West Railway Station, a stop on the Gansu section of the Lanzhou-Xinjiang High-Speed Railway, on September 2 (WANG HAIXIA)
Honorable Discharge Flood water is discharged through sluice gates on the Three Gorges Dam on September 2. Due to continuous rainfall upstream, the reservoir saw its biggest flood peak this year that day, leading to the discharge. (ZHENG JIAYU)
A Powerful Combination
About 20 billion yuan ($3.26 billion) will be injected into an e-commerce joint venture (JV) formed by Dalian Wanda Group Co. Ltd., Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Baidu Inc. in the next five years, Wanda's Chairman Wang Jianlin said on August 29
PMI Data
Growth in China's manufacturing sector slightly moderated in August, pointing to subdued momentum in the economic recovery, new data showed
Anti-Trust Fines
Fines worth more than 110 million yuan ($17.93 million) have been imposed on 23 property insurers and one insurance association in east China's Zhejiang Province after evidence of price fixing was found
Yu Fenghui
A financial commentator
Obviously, the sharp rise in bad loans mainly stems from the recession in the real economy and those enterprises affected. Bad loans caused by overcapacity, a sluggish steel trade and faltering small and micro-firms have begun to increase. The surge of bad loans will surely continue into the future if the relevant authorities don't seek solutions.
    Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski (right) and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck take part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Westerplatte Monument during a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the start of World War II on September 1 (XINHUA/AFP)
    A boy looks out at a Malaysia Airlines plane parked on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on August 29. Malaysia Airlines will slash 6,000 jobs, trim its route network, and replace its CEO under plans announced to stave off bankruptcy (XINHUA/AFP)
    Polo players battle for the ball atop elephants during the annual King's Cup elephant polo tournament in Samut Prakan Province on August 28 (XINHUA/AFP)
    Tens of thousands of rubber ducks float down the Danube in front of the Parliament building during a rubber duck race for charity in Budapest on August 31 (ATTILA VOLGYI)
    Workers clear a drain to exterminate mosquitoes at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo on September 1, following an outbreak of dengue fever in which at least 34 people have been infected (XINHUA/AFP)
    Members of the Libya Dawn Islamist militia gather at the U.S. diplomatic compound in Tripoli, on August 31 (XINHUA/AFP)
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