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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)

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.

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

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)

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