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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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IPHONE’S AUTOMATIC SHUTDOWN REMAINS A MYSTERY

Recently, many iPhone users have been complaining about their devices automatically shutting down. Apple has not offered an official explanation, but Apple customer service workers admitted that they have received many inquiries about the issue.

“My iPhone still had 40 percent power left, but it suddenly powered off,” said Tian Tian,an iPhone 6 user. Some also complained about their iPhones shutting down when they tried to take photos. They were forced to charge the phone in order to turn it back on.

Apple has not yet provided a solution to this problem. They may be waiting because they haven’t yet figured out the root of the issue, speculated Wang Yanhui, chief secretary of the Chinese Mobile Union.

An Apple customer service representative said the automatic shutdown may be related to the phone’s temperature, operation or battery life. Some users have also cited failure to upgrade the operating system as a factor.

Wang added that the iPhone is more sensitive to temperature than other mobile phones.The representative suggested a phone case to help avoid shutdowns caused by low temperatures.

Other recommendations from Apple employees include checking the status of each app and paying attention to battery charge. Users can press the home button and lock button to restart the device. In addition, if problems persist, users can contact Apple to arrange for a repair.

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FOG-SHROUDED JIANGXI VILLAGE

A traditional Chinese village in Wuyuan, Jiangxi province looms through a veil of milky fog, reflecting the radiance from scarlet maple leaves. The dark-tiled roofs, snow-white walls and delicately carved windows together create a harmonious picture, attracting visitors to enjoy the tranquil lifestyle. (Photo / Shi Guangde)

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MEDICAL PROFESSOR GOES VIRAL FOR INNOVATIVE TEACHING METHODS

Photos of a Nanjing medical school professor have become hugely popular online. In the photos, the professor can be seen teaching without a shirt on in front of the class, using his own body to explain the lesson. Many students say he has changed their views on teaching.

The professor, named Li Lei, teaches human anatomy at Nanjing Medical University in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. While teaching, Li often becomes so enthusiastic that he lifts up his own clothes in order to demonstrate to students the exact locations of different organs in the human body.

Li has had an undeniable influence on a number of his students. One freshman reported feeling proud of herself after drawing various muscles directly on her upper arm for a more visual study. A doctor at a hospital in Nanjing said he still clearly remembers Li’s classes, even though he graduated 10 years ago.

Li said he adopted his special teaching method after hundreds of experiments.

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MISSING CHILDREN WATER BOTTLE CAMPAIGN IN QINGDAO INCITES CONTROVERSY

A company in Qingdao, Shandong province recently launched a limited edition line of water bottles whose labels are printed with the information and photos of missing children. With the aim of raising awareness to help bring the lost children home, the firm explained that they hope consumers can offer useful clues. Nevertheless, the move has been controversial, as some consumers doubt the company’s intentions.

According to the company’s general manager, surnamed Li, this reward policy was inspired by movies about missing children in 2015. Li and his staff were deeply moved bythose movies, which inspired them to come up with the water bottle idea. The companyobtained information about the missing children – with the permission of the children’sparents – from Baobeihuijia, the largest website for missing children in China. Thecompany has also promised a 100,000-RMB reward for anyone who successfully brings amissing child home.

Moreover, the firm plans to expand their “missing children bottles” to the entire country,and eventually establish a foundation to help look for the children. However, the bottleshave not yet yielded any useful clues.

What they have done is cause heated public debate. On one hand, some believe the campaign qualifies as an incredible act of public service. Meanwhile, detractors argue that it is nothing more than a publicity stunt, made all the more shameful by how the campaign plays on people’s emotions.

“It is a charity,” said Yang Daobo, the deputy dean and professor of Liaocheng University’slaw school. Yang added that, given the authorization the company received fromBaobeihuijia and the children’s parents, this marketing strategy is legal and admirable.The only possible legal issue is if the water company fails to follow through on its offered reward.

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NEW DINOSAUR SPECIES FOUND IN JIANGXI

A new dinosaur species was recently discovered via a fossil in Ganzhou, Jiangxi province.The ancient creature was 70 centimeters in length. Indications of its tail, feathers and crest can all be identified in the fossil.

According to an academic article published on Nov. 10, this species of dinosaur lived in what is now southern China during the late Cretaceous Period. The bird-like dinosaur was of the genus Oviraptorosaurian, which mostly lived in North America and Asia. The animals ranged from the size of a turkey to that of an elephant. With few or no teeth, the species lived on eggs, insects, plants and nuts.

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