Tennis Star Retires
China's first and only Grand Slam winner Li Na recently announced her retirement due to a serious knee injury
Historical Truth Seeker
Song Jinhe, a retiree in Jiamusi, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, has long been committed to educating the public about war crimes Japanese troops committed in China during World War II

"Currently, 174 Chinese medicalexperts are working in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau and otherWest African countries. This shows China's true friendship with Africancountries, and the Chinese people's international humanitarianism."

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei, at a press briefing on September 19

"Part of the purpose of this exhibitionis to expel the popular narrative that Europe discovered China and Chinawaited to become a globally engaged society. In fact, China was completelyengaged at a much earlier period."

Curator of British Museum Jessica Harrison-Hall, commenting on the September 18 opening of an exhibition on the cultural splendor and diplomatic reach of China during a 50-year period in the MingDynasty (1368-1644)

"The artificially bred panda populationhas reached some 300, compared to just 10 bred in the 1990s. We mustcontinue releasing them to nature, as that's their real home."

Zhang Hemin, Director of the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Wolong, southwest China's Sichuan Province, announcing on September 21 that the center will release another two captive-bred giant pandas into the wild this year

"It was not as good as I hadexpected. It was slower than my time in the first half of this year. But I'm happy that I'm taking home a gold from the Asian Games."

Liu Ying, a Chinese swimmer whose 25.83-second time in the women's 50-meter butterfly swim took gold and set a new Asian Games record, speaking with Xinhua News Agency on September 22

The Revival of Nuclear Power

China Report


Since a March 2011 tsunami wreaked havoc on Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, approval of the construction of nuclear power plants in China had been suspended. Petitions to restart nuclear power plant construction have been put forth since last year, when 11 members of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the country's top political advisory body, called on the government to support China's nuclear power programs to go global.

China's national energy development action plan (2014-20) allows the construction of new nuclear power plants in eastern coastal areas on the precondition of employing the highest safety standards in the world.

China, Time to Speak Up!

World Affairs

September 16

Improving China's power of discourse in the international community has become vital to strengthening the country's overall competitiveness. However, striving for this poweris a difficult process and poses challenges. Currently, China's opinions often get lost in the international system, with internationalcommunications dominated by Western countries, as they have distinctly differentcultures and ideologies.

Jammed Car Free Day A main road is crammed with cars in Beijing, capital of China, on September 22, World Car Free Day (LI WEN)
Charity Rebound The NGO Happy Drum Happy Children from Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, introduces itself to the visitors at the Third China Charity Fair held in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province (MAO SIQIAN)
Law on Terrorism
China has issued a judicial explanation to clarify application of its criminal law on terrorism. The document urges authorities to differentiate normal religious activities from religious extremism and terrorism, and protect freedom of religion
Criminal Crackdown
China has apprehended 18,000 suspects in over 14,000 criminal cases concerning intellectual property rights infringement this year so far
Ebola Virus Testing
A Chinese health researcher said on September 19 that China has successfully produced portable kits to help with Ebola virus testing
Fairy Tale of New York Eight customer representatives of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. celebrate the company's listing on the New York Stock Exchange on September 19 (WANG LEI)
A Mound to Something Workers in a salt field in Lianyungang, a coastal city in east China's Jiangsu Province, harvest sea salt on September 22 (SI WEI)
Cutting Coal Use
To increase cleaner power generation and cut greenhouse gas emissions, China will order power firms nationwide to upgrade coal conservation technology and eliminate outdated capacity
FTA Talks
China and South Korea kicked off the 13th round of negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement in Beijing on September 22
LME Clear to Add RMB
The London Metal Exchange launched its new clearinghouse on September 22, planning to introduce renminbi as cash collateral later this year
Zhang Monan
An associate research fellow at the China Center for International Economic Exchanges
The bigger challenge comes from the requirement for a high degree of transparency in the foreign investment administration system. The negative list means a comprehensive opening up of the system, for which China needs to be well prepared.
    Demonstrators call for drastic politicaland economic efforts to slow global warming during the People's ClimateMarch on September 21 in New York City (XINHUA/AFP)
    Family and friends of the victims of the Westgate Mall attack attend a candle light vigil marking the first anniversary of thetragedy at the Amani-Peace gardens in Nairobi on September 21. Somali Islamistgunmen massacred at least 67 people in the attack (ZHOU XIAOXIONG)
    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (lower center) celebrates with the crowd on September 20 in Ankara as he welcomed dozens of freed Turkish nationals who were held hostage by Islamic militants in north Iraq for more than three months (XINHUA/AFP)
  • IRAN
    Iranian soldiers in camouflage march during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of Iran's war with Iraq (1980-88) in Tehran on September 22 (XINHUA/AFP)
    President-elect Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (right) and his election contender Abdullah Abdullah embrace aftersigning a power-sharing agreement at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on September 21, ending a prolonged standoff over disputed election results (XINHUA/AFP)
    Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey (center) delivers his opening remarks at the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Cairns on September 20, in which participants discussed how to achieve global growth (XINHUA/AFP)
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