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UPDATED: September 5, 2014 NO. 37 SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
People & Points

Reelected Macao Chief Executive


Chui Sai On, incumbent Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR), was reelected for another five-year term on August 31.

Chui won 380 votes from the 396 members of the Election Committee who attended the voting. The Election Committee comprises a total of 400 members. The Central Government will carry out the process of appointment after receiving the formal report on the election by the Macao SAR Government.

Cui was the sole candidate in this year's election. At a news conference after the election, he pledged to fully implement the principle of "one country, two systems" while improving the livelihoods of Macao residents.

Born in Macao in 1957, Chui completed his Ph.D. in public health at the University of Oklahoma. He served as secretary for social affairs and culture of the Macao SAR Government from 1999, when the former Portuguese colony was returned to China, to 2009.

First PLA Spokeswoman


Senior Colonel Xing Guangmei has recently gained attention as the first spokeswoman for the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy. Last November, when seven PLA units installed new spokespeople, she was the only woman assigned to the position.

Xing has since assumed her new role, sharing duties with a spokesman named Liang Yang. She came into the spotlight on August 26 when she spoke to the media in Weihai, east China's Shandong Province, where an event commemorating the 120th anniversary of the First Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95 was held.

Xing, 46, holds a Ph.D. in law and does research at the PLA Navy's academic institute in areas that include maritime security policies. She previously worked as an instructor at a military academy in Shandong's Qingdao, her native city.

"The death rate from breast cancer has dropped in recent years worldwide, but the trend in China is the opposite. Most patients in China are diagnosed at a late stage due to a lack of awareness and regular screenings."

Sun Qiang, Director of Peking Union Medical College Hospital's Breast Center, at the annual meeting of the Global Chinese Breast Cancer Organizations Alliance in Beijing on August 31

"China needs legislation on consumer product safety to protect consumers and improve the quality of all products. The government's supervision alone cannot always effectively ensure their safety, as we are faced with millions of products, a changing market and various factors that affect safety."

Liu Zhaobin, chief engineer with the General Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, at a September 2 seminar organized by the administration

"The Chinese market is extremely important to us. The Chicago Department of Aviation is looking forward to working collaboratively with the Beijing Capital International Airport to bring more air services and travelers to both cities, which is vital for job creation and economic development."

Rosemarie Andolino, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation, at a forum for airport CEOs on September 2 in Beijing

"All sex-selective abortions should be treated as criminal offenses, as they are in India and South Korea, where baby boys are also favored."

Yuan Xin, a professor of demographics at Nankai University's Institute of Population and Development, responding on September 3 to a draft government regulation aimed at combating illegal sex-determination tests and abortions

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