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MIRACLE! MAINTENANCE MEN ALIVE AFTER FALLING FROM 32ND FLOOR

Two maintenance workers in Nanjing survived a heart-pounding elevator descent, which occurred suddenly as they were making repairs to the elevator’s cables. After the incident,doctors said chances of survival in such a circumstance are slim.

The two workers, surnamed Li and Huang, were replacing the wire cables of an elevator in an office building. Before they realized what was happening, the elevator suddenly plunged 33 floors.

Fortunately, both men are reportedly recovering after timely treatment, though Huang’s injuries are more severe than Li’s. Doctors conducted a four-hour operation on Huang,who sustained a comminuted fracture.

Mao Guoqing, Huang’s attending physician, said that workers naturally bend forward or even bow their bodies while repairing elevators, which protects them from severe injuries.

The cause of the accident still remains unknown. As for what saved the two men, it could have been the buffer device that helped to reduce impact as the elevator fell to the ground,guessed a co-worker of the injured men.

(This article is published on People’s Daily Online)

CHINA HAILS RETURN OF “RED NOTICE” FUGITIVE FROM U.S.

BEIJING, Nov. 16 — The return to China of its most wanted fugitive Yang Xiuzhu is “a major achievement” in China-U.S. law enforcement cooperation, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said.

Yang, who had been on the run for 13 years, returned to China Wednesday and turned herself in to the authorities, according to the Communist Party of China’s disciplinary watchdog.

“Yang’s return is a major achievement in China-U.S. law enforcement cooperation on anti-corruption,” spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a press briefing.

According to Geng, China and the United States communicated and cooperated through a Joint Liaison Group on law enforcement cooperation, to secure the return of Yang, who fled to the United States in May 2014.

“China appreciates the assistance of the United States and all other countries involved in the process,” he said.

Yang, 70, who was former deputy director of the construction bureau of east China’s Zhejiang Province, fled China in April 2003 after graft inspectors began an investigation into her alleged involvement in embezzlement, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) said.

She was number one on China’s top 100 fugitives, which were released in an Interpol “red notice.” Yang is the 37th to return so far.

Geng said the successful cooperation shows that corruption is the common enemy of the international community.

The international community agree on a “zero tolerance, zero loopholes and zero barrier”approach in anti-corruption law enforcement cooperation, said Geng.

“China will continue to cooperate with other countries to bring back corrupt fugitives,” the spokesperson said.

(This article is published on People’s Daily Online)

XINJIANG MAN RECORDS LIFE USING CARTOONS

Liu Zihao, a young man living in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has been drawing cartoons about daily life in an oil field since he became an employee of Tarim Oil Field four months ago. Liu has now adapted to his new environment. He said drawing cartoons is a good way to record daily events. Liu comes from Korla in southern Xinjiang. He began drawing cartoons as a university student.

(This article is published on People’s Daily Online)

CHINESE CONSUMERS DEMAND RESPONSE FROM APPLE TO IPHONE SHUTDOWNS

The China Consumers Association (CCA) has made an official query about iPhone shutdowns, asking Apple to give a response within 10 days. The response should address the reason why many iPhones are automatically shutting off, as well as offer a solution to the problem.

A considerable number of iPhone users have reported the sudden and unprompted shutdown of their devices. One iPhone 6 user stated that his iPhone automatically shut off despite its 40-percent battery charge at the time. Apple customer service representatives have pointed to cold temperatures and use of the phone while charging as possible causes of the issue. However, Chinese consumers are not satisfied with these explanations.

After receiving a high number of complaints, the China Consumers Association (CCA) has asked Apple to investigate the problem and its probable cause. In addition, Apple has been asked to provide a solution to the problem.

(This article is published on People’s Daily Online)

CHINA’S CENTRAL BANK TO ATTEMPT DEVELOPMENT OF DIGITAL CURRENCY

China’s central bank is attempting to create a digital currency, which means that the use of a national digital currency may be feasible sooner than expected. Currently, there is no timetable for when the currency will be made available.

The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is seeking six developers with advanced degrees in computer science, information security and cryptography for positions to begin in 2017,according to the bank’s annual announcement of job vacancies, released on Nov.15.

In 2014, the bank established a research group for the study of digital currency, according to Yao Qian, the group leader and deputy director of the technology department of the PBOC. The team pushed forward achievements in areas such as technology and legal issues in 2015.

A digital currency would potentially render unnecessary the cost associated with issuing paper currency, according to digital currency experts at a seminar in January. Currently,the central bank is working on the development of a prototype system, Yao said, adding that digital currency will co-exist with cash for quite a long time before the former eventually replaces the latter.

(This article is published on People’s Daily Online)

DEPUTY DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE PROTOCOL DEPARTMENT OF THE FOREIGN MINISTRY ZHANG YIMING ACCEPTS COPY OF CREDENTIALS FROM NEWLY-APPOINTED KUWAITI AMBASSADOR TO CHINA

On November 16, 2016, Deputy Director-General of the Protocol Department of the Foreign Ministry Zhang Yiming accepted the copy of credentials presented by newly-appointed Kuwaiti Ambassador to China Sameeh Essa Johar Hayat.

(This article is published on the official website of Chinese Foreign Ministry)

XI JINPING LEAVES BEIJING FOR STATE VISITS TO THE REPUBLIC OF ECUADOR, THE REPUBLIC OF PERU AND THE REPUBLIC OF CHILE AND ATTENDANCE AT THE 24TH APEC ECONOMIC LEADERS’ SUMMIT HELD IN LIMA OF PERU

On the morning of November 16, 2016, at the invitation of President Rafael Correa Delgado of the Republic of Ecuador, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of the Republic of Peru and President Michelle Bachelet Jeria of the Republic of Chile, President Xi Jinping left Beijing by special plane for state visits to Ecuador, Peru and Chile. At the invitation of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of the Republic of Peru, President Xi Jinping will attend the 24th APEC Economic Leaders’ Summit held in Lima of Peru.

Members of Xi Jinping’s delegation include his wife Mme. Peng Liyuan, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and Director of the Policy Research Office of the CPC Central Committee Wang Huning, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the General Office of the CPC Central Committee Li Zhanshu, State Councilor Yang Jiechi and others.

(This article is published on the official website of Chinese Foreign Ministry)

XI JINPING SENDS MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCES TO PRESIDENT MAMNOON HUSSAIN OF PAKISTAN OVER SEVERE TERRORIST ATTACK IN PAKISTAN

On November 15, 2016, President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolences to President Mamnoon Hussain of Pakistan over the severe terrorist attack hitting Khuzdar District in Balochistan province of Pakistan.

Xi Jinping said in the message of condolences that I am shocked to learn about the severe terrorist attack hitting Khuzdar District in Balochistan province of your country, which caused heavy casualties. On behalf of the Chinese government and people as well as in my own name, I would like to extend profound condolences to the victims and express sincere sympathy to the injured and the bereaved families.

Xi Jinping pointed out that China opposes terrorism in all of its forms and strongly condemns the terrorist attack. The Chinese people will always stand together with the Pakistani people and firmly support Pakistan in its efforts to combat terrorism, safeguard national stability and protect the safety of its people.

(This article is published on the official website of Chinese Foreign Ministry)

LI KEQIANG SENDS MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCES TO PRIME MINISTER NAWAZ SHARIF OF PAKISTAN OVER SEVERE TERRORIST ATTACK IN PAKISTAN

On November 15, 2016, Premier Li Keqiang sent a message of condolences to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan over the severe terrorist attack in Khuzdar District, Balochistan province of Pakistan.

Li Keqiang said in the message that I am shocked to learn about the severe terrorist attack hitting Khuzdar District, Balochistan province of your country, which caused heavy casualties. China strongly condemns the terrorist attack. On behalf of the Chinese government, I would like to extend profound condolences to the victims and express sincere sympathy to the injured and the bereaved families.

Li Keqiang noted that China will, as always, staunchly support the unremitting efforts of the Pakistani government and people in safeguarding national security and stability as well as combating terrorism.

(This article is published on the official website of Chinese Foreign Ministry)

POLICE HUNT FOR MISSING NATIONAL TREASURE IN SHANXI

Police are currently investigating the case of a missing cultural relic. Before it was stolen,the treasure was located in Yuanshen Temple in Jiexiu, Shanxi province.

China News Service reported on Nov. 14 that a glazed artifact featuring two dragons playing with a ball had been stolen from the temple.

Yuanshen Temple, which is believed to have been built during the Tang Dynasty, is located at the site of the Yuanshen Pool. According to legend, when General Wei Chigong was county magistrate of Jiexiu at the beginning of the Tang Dynasty, he built the temple in order to honor Da Yu, a Chinese hero who tamed the Yellow River to help farmers in the prehistoric era. The temple was rated as a key provincial and national cultural relic in 2006 and 2013 respectively.

Chinese net users have expressed concern over the missing national treasure, and hope that police can find it as soon as possible.

(This article is published on People’s Daily Online)