Chronicler of African Community
A 20-day-long exhibition by Li Dong, a photographer based in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, opens in Brussels, Belgium
Triply Crowned Actor
Actor and director Chen Jianbin wins three awards at the 51st Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, creating a new record for what is one of the largest events in the Chinese-language film industry's calendar

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

Zhang Liqun, a researcher with the Development Research Center of the State Council, calling for financial support for small firms on November 19

"Once we provide evidence of suspects' economic crimes to our U.S. counterparts for judicial assistance, they will adopt an active attitude to help us with investigations."

Liu Dong, deputy head of the Economic Crimes Investigation Bureau of the Ministry of Public Security, commenting on China-U.S. judicial cooperation in a recent China Daily report

"As the largest energy consumer in the world, China must play a pivotal role in the global transition to a sustainable energy future."

Adnan Z. Amin, Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency, predicting China will become the world's largest renewable energy market by 2030, on November 24

"Clouds are gathering over the global economic outlook, presenting the darkest picture seen since the global financial crisis."

Chris Williamson, chief economist at financial data provider Markit, saying global business confidence dropped to a five-year low in October, on November 24

Fighting Domestic Violence

Changjiang Daily

November 26

The Central Government is soliciting opinions on the formulation of an anti-domestic violence law. According to a survey of Chinese women's social status in 2010 conducted by the All-China Women's Federation, 24.7 percent of married women have suffered physical or sexual violence in their lives. Child abuse is also a problem, with 33.5 percent of the girls and 52.9 percent of the boys surveyed saying they had been physically punished by their parents over the previous year.

Although domestic violence has been frequently brought to the attention of the public in recent years, it has not been effectively controlled. Physical punishment is even regarded by many as an effective tool to educate children.

Teaching Tradition

Oriental Outlook

November 20

Ever since the 1990s, there has been disagreement concerning whether or not primary and middle school students should be taught ancient literature. Some argue that they are too young to understand ancient works. Others, however, said that as ancient Chinese literature is eminently varied, educational departments can select works easy to understand for young students.


Lights Back On Students cheer after a volunteer of the Light Up Yushu project turned on lights at Xiasulu Primary Boarding School in Xiasulu Village under Xialaxiu Township, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu, Qinghai Province (JU HUANZONG)
Secret of Orchid Scientists from seven institutes in China and abroad have completed the world’s first whole genome sequencing of an endangered species of orchid in a historic research initiated by a Shenzhen institute (MAO SIQIAN)
Pollution Law
China's State Council passed an amended draft air pollution prevention and control law
Family Abuse Law
The Chinese Government is consulting the public on a draft of a national law on family violence
Lottery Sales
China's lottery sales in October hit 32.7 billion yuan up 20.3 percent year on year
At Your Fingtips A visitor uses an 84-inch infrared touchscreeen at the 2014 China (Shenzhen) International Touchscreen Exhibition in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province (MAO SIQIAN)
Mountainous Link A car runs on the Shennong Stream section of the Yichang-Badong highway (YANG SHUNPI)
Internet Finance
China will continue to support the development of Internet finance amid moderate government regulation
Deficit Decreasing
China recorded a smaller deficit in service trade in October
General Aviation
More efforts should be made to promote the "fast and healthy" growth of China's general aviation industry
Investment Still Matters
Source: Securities Times
The Chinese economy has entered a "new normal" characterized by a slowed growth rate. The three major growth drivers, namely demographic dividends, dividends from institutional reforms and investment, are running out
    Candles form the shape of Ukraine’s national coat of arms as thousands gather in Kiev’s Independence Square on November 21 to mark the first anniversary of protests that unleashed a year of turmoil (XINHUA/AFP)
    Police officers escort an arrested protestor past members of the National Guard on November 25 in Ferguson, Missouri. Demonstrators caused extensive damage in Ferguson and surrounding areas following a St. Louis County grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager (XINHUA/AFP)
    A Soyuz TMA-15M space rocket is mounted on a launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur Cosmodrome on November 21. The rocket blasted off two days later to send three astronauts, respectively from Russia, the United States and Italy, to the International Space Station (XINHUA/AFP)
    Children dressed as Santa’s elves gather outside a shopping mall in an effort to break a Guinness world record in Bangkok on November 25 (XINHUA/AFP)
    Miss World 2014 contestants, led by the current Miss World Megan Young from the Philippines, (center, foreground) pose for pictures at a photocallin central London on November 25. The Miss World contest will be held in London on December 14 (XINHUA/AFP)
    A local resident looks at a collapsed house the day after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit the area of Hakuba, a popular ski resort some 300 km northwest of Tokyo, Nagano Prefecture, on November 22 (XINHUA/AFP)
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