Film Producer Awarded
Zhang Xun, General Manager of China Film Co-production Corp., is honored with the Gillo Pontecorvo Award for her contributions in the area of co-producing movies with foreign countries by Italian Ambassador
Historical Truth Teller
Zhu Chengshan, Curator of the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall, has pledged to promote information about the massacre with the publication of an encyclopedia detailing the atrocities committed by Japanese troops

"As a developing country, China will try its best to cooperate with other developing nations to actively tackle climate change."

Xie Zhenhua, China's top climate official, announcing China will present its post-2020 goals for coping with climate change ahead of schedule at a forum on December 8 during the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru

"Developed countries should not only rise to their historical responsibility to reduce emissions in line with their own capabilities, but also should be committed to providing necessary funding and technological support to developing countries."

Huan Qingzhi, a professor at Peking University, talking about emission reduction recently

"Faced with the facts, every time I have read the indictment, I have asked myself, 'Is this me? How did I end up like this?'"

Liu Tienan, former deputy head of the National Development and Reform Commission and former head of the National Energy Administration, speaking in court on December 10 after being sentenced to life imprisonment for bribery

"It's extremely irresponsible and a groundless accusation to accuse China of grabbing resources and markets in Africa."

Liu Junfeng, Deputy Director General of the Department of Foreign Assistance of the Ministry of Commerce, stressing that China provides aid to Africans to help them realize poverty relief and attain faster growth

Suicide Prevention Measures Needed

China Youth Daily

December 9

On November 30, 19-year-old Zeng Pengyu from Luzhou, southwest China's Sichuan Province, broadcasted live the process of him committing suicide on his microblog. He posted photos of a stove with coal burning inside which he intended to use to suffocate himself alongside descriptions of the process.

His posts soon received massive attention in cyberspace, with some calling the police and trying to dissuade him from suicide, some suspecting that the whole exercise was a ploy to grab attention and others encouraging him to kill himself. Zeng finally died of overdose of sleeping pills combined with excess inhalation of carbon monoxide from the burning stove.

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Oriental Outlook

December 11

By September, deals on the projects making up the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor had been inked between the two countries involved. The concept of the economic corridor was initially put forward by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang while visiting Pakistan in May last year.


Confucius Worldwide The Ninth Confucius Institute Conference is held in Xiamen, Fujian Province (LIN SHANCHUAN)
Corrupt 'Tiger' Zhou Yongkang, a Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, has been expelled from the Party and arrested (XINHUA)
People in Poverty
China has identified 128,000 impoverished villages and 92 million people living in poverty
Smart City
Karamay, an oil-rich city in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has become the first in the country to provide bundled voice, video and data services to all residents
3D Printing in Space
Scientists have produced a 3D printing machine for use in zero-gravity, the first of its kind in China, which astronauts will be able to use while on space missions
Rolling Off the Line The 2 millionth car made in Liuzhou, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, in 2014 comes off the assembly line (XINHUA)
World’s Longest Train Journey A freight train arrives in its final destination Madrid, the Spanish capital, on December 9, after departing from Yiwu, east China’s Zhejiang Province (XIE HAINING)
Inflation Eases
China's consumer prices shows the slowest rate of growth in five years, increasing the possibility of more easing measures by the central bank
Lackluster Trade
China's export growth slowed sharply in November while imports unexpectedly contracted
Maiden Voyage
China Shipping Container Lines Globe, the world's largest container vessel, embarks on its maiden voyage to Europe in Shanghai
Zhang Monan
Associate research fellow at the China Center for International Economic Exchanges
As Asia becomes increasingly integrated, underdeveloped infrastructure and a lack of connectivity have become a bottleneck that constrains the region's growth. If Asia wants to realize sustainable development, it has to solve this problem
    Soldiers from China and the Maldives connect a freshwater pipeline from a Chinese Navy vessel at the port of Male on December 8, transporting about 1,000 tons of fresh water to relieve the water-starved island nation after a fire led to the suspension of a water supply plant (HUANG HAIMIN)
    A woman dances in front of riot police during a demonstration against the eviction of squatters from the Kad köy neighborhood of Istanbul on December 9 (XINHUA/AFP)
    An Israeli soldier grabs Ziad Abu Ein (left), who was in charge of the issue of Israeli settlements for the Palestinian Authority, during a demonstration near Ramallah, on December 10. Abu Ein died from injuries inflicted by Israeli forces during a protest march in the West Bank (XINHUA/AFP)
    Serge Lazarevic (left), France’s last remaining hostage who was released after three years at the hands of Islamist militants in Mali, embraces French President Francois Hollande upon his arrival at the Villacoublay military base near Paris on December 10 (XINHUA/AFP)
    Kailash Satyarthi (back) and Malala Yousafzai, two child welfare activists from India and Pakistan respectively, present their Nobel Prize medals during the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony in Oslo on December 10 (XINHUA/AFP)
    Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (center) speaks to reporters about the committee’s report on CIA interrogations at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on December 9 (XINHUA/AFP)
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