Internet Rumormonger Sentenced
Yang Xiuyu, a rumormonger with an online screen name of "Lierchaisi" and Manager of Beijing Erma Co., an interactive marketing firm, was sentenced to four years in prison for illegal business practices
Japanese Actor Passes Away
Ken Takakura, an outstanding Japanese film star known for playing outlaws and stoic heroes, died of lymphoma on November 10 at an age of 83

"China will soon become a net capital exporter with outbound direct investment (ODI) growth of over 10 percent for the next five years."

Zhang Xiangchen, Assistant Minister of Commerce, discussing a shortened list of ODI projects that require government approval released by the State Council on November 18 in a move to encourage enterprises

"Establishing a worldwide anti-graft network represents an integral part of global anti-corruption efforts."

Zhang Jun, head of the Department of International Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, speaking at a press conference in Beijing on November 13

"The Internet is the shared opportunity of mankind and the shared hope of human progress. Of course, it is a responsibility that mankind should join hands to shoulder."

Jack Ma, founder of China's online trade giant Alibaba, speaking at the opening ceremony of China's first World Internet Conference on November 19 in Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province

"Helping smaller firms gain access to direct financing on the stock market is even more important than increasing the availability of loans for them, and this is a pioneering arrangement."

Zhang Liqun, a researcher with the Development Research Center of the State Council, referring to a string of measures designed to ease financing burdens for companies on November 19

University vs. Vocational School

The Beijing News

November 18

According to a report by the China Youth Daily, a student from the School of Life Sciences of Peking University (PKU) dropped out three years ago, choosing instead to study at the Beijing Industrial Technician College. Zhou entered PKU in 2008 as one of the top five students who applied for science majors during that year's college entrance examination in Qinghai Province. Of late, he has become widely known for giving up a prestigious university and choosing a barely known vocational school.

Transformation of China's Air Force

China Newsweek

November 10

This year marks the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF). When the PLAAF was founded on November 11, 1949, its top priority was to help the army in cross-sea battles. At that time, the PLAAF was an offensive force, as exemplified by its equipment which mostly comprised attack aircraft, such as bombers and fighters.

Playing Dress-Up Teachers and students from Tianma School in Zhuji, east China’s Zhejiang Province, put clothes and other accessories on the scarecrows they have been making over the previous week (LUO SHANXIN)
Personal Touch Visitors try wearable electronic devices at the 16th China Hi-Tech Fair in Shenzhen, south China’s Guangdong Province (MAO SIQIAN)
Aid in Need
With health and education at the core of its efforts, the government will provide assistance to children from rural impoverished families starting from their birth until they finish compulsory education
Legality in Space
China will always abide by international space law and is making great efforts to introduce its own laws in 2020
International Manhunt
The Ministry of Public Security announces that 288 suspects have been seized in an international manhunt targeting corrupt officials and economic criminals that have fled the country
Ticket to Ride The first freight train to travel from east China’s Yiwu, the world’s largest wholesale market for small consumer goods, to Madrid, Spain, embarks (XU YU)
Sustainable Victory Polycrystalline photovoltaic solar panels soak up the sun at the Guandong Salt Field in Xiangshui County of east China’s Jiangsu Province (WU JIANG)
Home Price Decline
Home prices in most Chinese cities continued to drop in October despite easing restrictions
Easing Burdens
With continued pressure on the Chinese economy, China's State Council pledges a list of measures to ease financing burdens for companies
FDI Inflows Rise
Foreign direct investment into the Chinese mainland rose 1.3 percent in October year on year to $8.53 billion
Right Timing for Price Reform
Financial commentator
China's market-oriented reform has to deal with two core issues: the relationship between the government and the market and the market's role in allocating resources. In other words, the government should delegate more powers, provide more services and interfere less with the market, allowing the market to play a bigger role in the economy
    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (second left, rear) and visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (left, rear) witness the signing of cooperation documents between the two countries in Islamabad on November 15 (XINHUA/AFP)
    Emergency services volunteers carry the body of a Palestinian assailant who was shot dead while attacking a synagogue in the ultra-Orthodox Har Nof neighborhood in Jerusalem on November 18. Six people, including two assailants, died in the attack (XINHUA/AFP)
    Cooks attempt to break the Guinness World Record, making a 167-kg, 20-meter-long ham bread in Caracas on November 15 (XINHUA/AFP)
    Japan Airlines employees and journalists watch as the world’s newest Airbus A350 XWB airliner lands at the Haneda International Airport in Tokyo on November 19 during an 11-day trip around Asia (XINHUA/AFP)
    A New York Air National Guard airman assists in snow removal efforts from the roof of the Eden Heights Assisted Living Facility in West Seneca, New York, on November 19. Some areas of west New York saw more than 1.8 meters of snowfall in just 72 hours (XINHUA/AFP)
    Police stand guard at the entrance to a closed-off duck-breeding farm where a case of bird flu has been identified in Nafferton, East Yorkshire, on November 17 (XINHUA/AFP)
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