ITU Head
Zhao Houlin is elected to head the International Telecommunication Union for the next four years during the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in South Korea's port city Busan
Popular Online Writer
Zhou Xiaoping, one of the two network writers who attended a seminar hosted by Chinese President Xi Jinping for prominent literary and art figures, has recently attracted widespread attention for his criticism of Western bias against China

"Due to a lack of systematic laws in the field, the country's anti-terror work is incomplete, with measures not sufficiently forceful."

Lang Sheng, deputy head of the Legislative Affairs Commission of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, explaining a draft counter-terrorism law at a bimonthly session of the NPC Standing Committee on October 27

"It is only a matter of time before China's outbound direct investment exceeds the foreign direct investment that it receives. If it does not happen this year, it will happen in the near future."

Zhang Xiangchen, China's Assistant Minister of Commerce, at a press conference on October 22

"Cooperation between China and the 16 Central and Eastern European countries, some of which are EU members, is in the true interest of Europe."

Peter Szijjarto, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, concluding a speech at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing on October 27

"It's timely and necessary to regulate the mobile app industry. Some apps now have infringed mobile phone users' rights by stealing their personal information and contact lists."

Zhu Wei, a cyber law researcher at Renmin University of China in Beijing, calling for tighter regulation of application software programs used on smartphones

Foster Care Receives Needed Regulation

Legal Daily

October 27

A new regulation on foster family management was released by the Ministry of Civil Affairs on September 26. Compared to the regulation formulated in 2003, the new version also sets stricter standards for families applying to take in a foster child.

China's foster care system allows children who are under the custody of the government to be taken into the care of families. The new regulation brings with it two advantages: First, it has expanded the scope of children who can be fostered; and second, it has raised the thresholds for foster families, thus ensuring that children in their care will receive better care.

Anti-Graft Bid Enters New Phase

South Reviews

October 21

The anti-corruption campaign put in place by the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012 has made remarkable progress. A number of corrupt officials have been sacked as a result, further deterring officials from accepting bribes. Now, the push against illegal behavior is entering its second phase. In this phase, serious corruption cases will continue to be discovered and exposed, further intimidating officials from partaking in similar offences.

Zero Tolerance Wang Qishan (center), chief of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China, speaks during the commission’s Fourth Plenary Session in Beijing (MA ZHANCHENG)
Calm Amidst the Flames Firefighters participate in an emergency drill in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality on October 28 (LIU CHAN)
Constitution Day
China's top legislature has designated December 4 as national Constitution Day amid efforts to advance the rule of law
Space Launch
China's fourth space launch center in Wenchang, south China's Hainan Province, will launch the country's next space station and cargo spacecraft
Disgraced Ex-General
Xu Caihou, former Vice Chairman of China's Central Military Commission, has confessed to taking bribes
Capacity for Expansion Workers mount tires on a car’s rims in a factory of JAC Motors (DU YU)
A World First The positioning of the No.29 open caisson of the Shanghai-Nantong Yangtze River Bridge is completed on October 28 (XU CONGJUN)
Favorable SME Policies
Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli has reassured small and medium-sized enterprises that supportive measures to help them weather the current downward trend
LNG Terminal
China's first floating liquefies natural gas terminal completed its first phase of construction in the northern port city of Tianjin
Acquisitions Completed
China's state-owned foodstuffs conglomerate COFCO Corp. announces the completed acquisition of controlling stakes in two global agricultural commodities traders
On Track for Success
Source: Securities Times

Transport authorities in Massachusetts recently awarded China CNR Corp. Ltd. a contract to supply 284 trains for the city of Boston's subway system.

Whether or not made-in-China goods can break top markets depends on three factors—focusing on target markets, thoroughly studying clients' wants and needs, and finally, offering specifically tailored products and services.

    Soldiers lower UK (front) and U.S. (rear, obscured) flags during a handover ceremony at Camp Bastion-Leatherneck complex in Helmand Province on October 26. British forces handed over formal control of their last base in Afghanistan to Afghan forces that day (XINHUA/AFP)
    Leah Kalanguka (center), newly elected Miss Uganda and former mushroom and poultry farmer, poses for a picture with first runner-up Brenda Iriama (left) and second runner-up Yasmin Taban in Kampala on October 26 (XINHUA/AFP)
    Cadets of the Ukrainian Cadets Corps take part in a memorial ceremony in Kiev on October 28, marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Ukraine from Nazi occupation during World War II (XINHUA/AFP)
    President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi addresses journalists in Cairo on October 25. A state of emergency came into force across much of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula after 30 soldiers were killed in a suicide car bombing by suspected jihadists on October 24 (XINHUA/AFP)
    An unmanned rocket owned by Orbital Sciences Corp. explodes on October 28, just seconds after its launch from Wallops Island, Virginia, as part of a resupply mission to the International Space Station (XINHUA/AFP)
    Maya Picasso (first left), daughter of Pablo Picasso, and French President Francois Hollande visit the Picasso Museum in Paris on October 25, as it reopened after five years of renovations (XINHUA/AFP)
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