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THE ESSENTIAL EIGHT
习近平在湖南考察时强调：深化改革开放推进创新驱动 实现全年经济社会发展目标-高层动态-新华网 Xinhua, People’s Daily leading with Xi’s remarks on his Hunan inspection tour. Any Third Plenum debates must be done for Xi to be on the road with his close advisors so close to the meeting//习近平在湖南考察时强调 深化改革开放推进创新驱动 实现全年经济社会发展目标
Related: 习近平在湖南考察：防止一味以生产总值排名论英雄_资讯频道_凤凰网 习近平强调，我们这么大个国家、这么多人口，仍然要牢牢坚持以经济建设为中心。同时，要全面认识持续健康发展和生产总值增长的关系，防止把发展简单化为增加生产总值，一味以生产总值排名比高低、论英雄。转方式、调结构是我们发展历程必须迈过的坎，要转要调就要把速度控制在合理范围内，否则资源、资金、市场等各种关系都绷得很紧，就转不过来、调不过来。各级都要追求实实在在、没有水分的生产总值，追求有效益、有质量、可持续的经济发展。
Related: 中央：纠正唯GDP用干部_时政_新京报网 纠正“唯GDP论英雄”，该如何考核干部？“建立科学、合理的干部政绩评价体系，难度很大，需要逐步摸索和完善”，许耀桐说，一些选人用人的优良传统，“比如干部的一贯表现、跟踪考核、群众满意度测评等等，不能丢失，否则容易导致GDP政绩观，‘谁上谁下少数人说了算’，‘到群众中走半年，不如到领导家坐半天’”。
Related: 习近平特殊时期湖南行 政治深意引猜度_中国_多维新闻网 【多维新闻】北京时间11月3日至4日，中共最高领导人习近平现身湖南湘西、长沙，在湘西少数民族聚集区考察调研，摘柚子、抱孩子、与民笑谈；又在长沙造访地方企业及中南大学大谈创新，尽显特殊时期的“轻松”。所谓“特殊时期”，即眼下是十八届三中全会召开前夕、毛泽东120周年诞辰纪念前夕，同时刚刚又发生了维族人天安门恐袭事件。在如此特殊的时间节点上，习近平来到了毛泽东的故乡省份湖南省，考察贫困少数民族，其亲民行为带来了紧张大环境之下的“慢节奏”，这种鲜明的对比，让习近平此次调研考察之行的深意有待进一步考究。
China needs 7.2 percent GDP growth for employment: premier | Reuters China needs to sustain economic growth of 7.2 percent to ensure a stable job market, Premier Li Keqiang said in remarks published on Monday, one of the few times a top official has stated the minimum level of growth needed for employment.
Chinese Premier Warns over Money Printing as Deficit Enlarges -Caijing Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has recently warned that printing more money is likely to push up inflation in the world’s second largest economy as the government’s deficit accumulates fast. “M2, the broader measure of money supply in our country has exceeded CNY100trillion by the end of March, that is already twice of the GDP,” Li said in a speech at the 16th national congress of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) on October 21st.
Related: Central Bank Report Highlights Property, Local Debt Challenges-Caijing “Problems in the property sectors, and debt associated with local governments, are relatively prominent,” the PBoC said in the report, “Resource and environmental constraints [on the economy] have also increased significantly, making the task to restructure the economy and change its growth mode extremely difficult.” Despite the warning, the PBoC said economic growth will remain stable “for some time to come”.// 央行：继续实施稳健货币政策 不放松也不收紧银根 _财经频道_一财网
Related: China PBOC Sounds Inflation Alarm; Says CPI To Rise In Q4 | MNI The People’s Bank of China sounded an inflation warning Tuesday, saying that consumer prices are likely to rise further in the fourth quarter and that this will anchor inflation expectations. The bank’s third quarter monetary policy report delivered another raft of hawkish commentary from the authorities following a speech from Premier Li Keqiang which effectively ruled out adding any more cash to the system because “there is too much money in the pool.” The PBOC said in the report that the foundation for price stability is “not solid” and warned of the need to stabilize inflation expectation
Zhou Xiaochuan, China’s Central Banker, Leads Push to Overhaul Economy – WSJ.com The central banker has long championed a more consumer-based economy in which ordinary people have more money to spend and more loans are available to private firms rather than state-owned behemoths. To that end, his priorities include creating deposit insurance for banks, making higher interest rates available to depositors, creating more privately owned banks and opening China more to foreign investors. This account of Mr. Zhou’s growing influence on Chinese policy-making is based on interviews with more than two dozen colleagues, party and government officials and economists, as well as a review of his writings. Mr. Zhou declined to be interviewed. The PBOC’s press office didn’t answer detailed questions, saying information about Mr. Zhou collected by The Wall Street Journal amounted to “rumors.”
China Buys Its Way Into Silicon Valley – WSJ.com People familiar with Tencent’s strategy say the company entices startup founders with the prospect of guidance for an entry into the China market, while it uses investments to better understand the U.S. market. It also looks to invest in companies that can provide it with technology or content it can bring to market in China through licensing or partnerships. Though Tencent is fond of partnerships, employees at some Western gaming companies have said they have had difficulties working with it. Intense competition between Tencent’s internal teams, which work on sometimes competing services, can mean partners don’t get the levels of promotion or cooperation they expect.
Lenovo pursued BlackBerry bid, but Ottawa rejected idea – The Globe and Mail Ottawa made it clear in high-level discussions with BlackBerry that it would not approve a Chinese company buying a company deeply tied into Canada’s telecom infrastructure, sources said. The government made its position known over the last one to two months. Because Ottawa made it clear such a transaction would not fly, it never formally received a proposal from BlackBerry that envisioned Lenovo acquiring a stake, sources said.
An 8-Year-Old Girl’s Lung Cancer Is Blamed on Air Pollution – NYTimes.com The report also said lung cancer is the leading form of cancer in China. The fastest growth rate has been among people between 3 and 50 years old, it said. At one hospital in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu, lung cancer patients occupy nearly 50 of 120 beds in the thoracic surgery department. Many of the patients are in their 30s and 40s, and most are not thought to have gotten lung cancer from smoking, the report said.
Related: 不要再让蓝天成为奢望 ——三论转型发展再出发 本报评论员 《 人民日报 》（ 2013年11月06日 01 版） Page 1 People’s Daily commentary–Don’t Allow Blue Skies To Become An Extravagant Dream, third in a series of commentaries on transforming development…no denial of the pollution problem…admission is the first step, right? //空气污染不能靠大风来治理，河流污染不能靠洪水来冲洗，能不能实现发展转型，考验着我们的治理能力，决定着我们能否取信于民。今年以来，国务院部署大气污染防治十条措施、中央财政安排50亿元用于专项治污。推进生态文明、建设美丽中国，给子孙留下天蓝、地绿、水净的美好家园，中央是下了决心的。各级领导干部一定要看到，这政绩那政声，不如坊间闲谈的名声；这排名那排位，不如群众心中的地位。让蓝天不再成为奢望是民心所向，生产发展、生活富裕、生态良好的文明发展是大势所趋。顺应这样的民心和大势，爬坡过坎的艰辛，攻坚克难的代价，都值得付出。
Related: 发改委副主任解振华：雾霾几乎常态化 5-10年后会改善-财经网 NDRC Deputy chairman Xie Zhenhua says it will take 5-10 years to clean up China’s air pollution// 大智慧阿思达克通讯社11月5日讯，国家发展改革委副主任解振华周二称，大气污染根源在于烧煤和燃油等石化能源的使用，按照“大气10条”的要求，通过5-10年时间治理，大气污染的状况会得到改善。
Chinese Spurned Wheels for Sledge to Build Forbidden City – Bloomberg Chinese workers appear to have used a sledge, not wheels, to lug stones heavier than a Jumbo Jet to build Beijing’s Forbidden City palace six centuries ago. Ice sledges were safer and more reliable for loads that weighed more than 300 tons, even though they were slower and more labor-intensive than wheeled alternatives, researchers in the U.S. and China found after studying records and experimenting with ancient haulage systems.
吴敬琏寄望改革新突破_网易财经 Wu Jinglian on hopes for reform breakthrough// 我国经济学泰斗、国务院发展研究中心研究员吴敬琏近日在中欧国际工商学院作了题为《寄望改革的新突破》的演讲。吴敬琏指出，经过三十多年来“摸着石头过河”的改革，我国已经开辟了市场经济的新天地，经济效率有了相当幅度的提升，但旧的体制性障碍并未消除，这也是经济增长模式迟迟不能实现转型的症结所在，而消除旧体制障碍的办法，就是全面深化改革。
BUSINESS, ECONOMY AND TRADE
Internet Finance: A Brave New World -Caijing Only the fittest survive in natural selection. Two different strategic options emerge as traditional financial institutions also try to reposition themselves. Some of them choose to cooperate with Internet companies by offering financial products and services designed for sale online; others want to build their own online business ecosystems where both the information and the capital flows form closed loops. Caijing learned that Internet companies, which lack financial-services talent, relevant expertise, and other resources, actually welcome the collaboration if financial institutions can offer valuable assistance at the back-end. In fact, domestic Internet companies see applying for a banking license on their own as their last resort, and will not go there unless they cannot work with traditional financial institutions to meet customer needs.
Brown Brothers Harriman, ICBC Link Up in China Mutual-Fund Push – WSJ.com In the deal with ICBC, which is China’s largest bank by assets, BBH will offer back-office and other services for Hong Kong-domiciled funds. The services include trustee functions, accounting, administration, transfer agency, global custody services, and foreign-exchange products that allow investors to hedge their currency liability. The agreement will give the U.S. bank early-mover advantage in servicing asset managers entering the Chinese mutual-fund market under the expected new rules. BBH also gets a partnership with a dominant financial player in that market.
A Bull In China – China Hands David Yin speaks to Jim Rogers about his daughters and why he’s as bullish as ever on China
U.S. Banker Frank Newman: Not So Fast on Financial Reforms, China – China Real Time Report – WSJ Few U.S. banking experts in China boast Frank Newman’s resume. Chief executive of Bankers Trust. Deputy U.S. Treasury secretary. Five year-stint as CEO of Shenzhen Development Bank, which ended in 2010…“The biggest risk to the economy of China comes from potentially adopting too many Western approaches, accepting too much Western economic dogma,” says the former senior U.S. banker and government official.
COLUMN-China steel PMI falls as manufacturing PMIs gain – go figure: Clyde Russell | Reuters But at the same time that the manufacturing indexes were looking up, the PMI for China’s steel industry was heading the other way. The steel PMI dropped for a second month, falling to 47.5 in October from 49.2 in September, according to the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing, which compiles the index.
Shanghai Zendai Plans $7.8 Billion ‘New York of Africa’ – Bloomberg Shanghai Zendai Property Ltd. (755) plans to transform a Johannesburg suburb into the “New York of Africa” with an 80 billion rand ($7.8 billion) investment over the next 15 years, Chairman Dai Zhikang said. The company, based in Hong Kong, will build a financial hub, as many as 35,000 houses, an educational center and a sport stadium in the 1,600 hectares (3,950 acres) of land it purchased from AECI Ltd. (AFE) in Modderfontein, eastern Johannesburg.
Alibaba lends smarter in China – FT.com Alibaba Small and Micro Financial Services Group is about to launch a hunt for strategic external investors, a sign of the group’s ambitions to expand this business, which spans finance and retail investments. So far its lending arm is funded only from Alibaba’s cash pile, but it has still grown rapidly. It made $600m of loans to the end of 2012 and is expected to have increased that to $2bn by the end of this year // and not part of the planned Alibaba IPO
阿里小微金服股改 为三大业务布局_网易财经 2011年一季度，为了确保支付宝在监管要求下100%合法透明地获得第三方支付牌照，马云将支付宝及其母公司浙江阿里巴巴电子商务有限公司（以下简称阿里电商）从阿里巴巴集团分离出来。这一决定让阿里巴巴的大股东雅虎感到十分不满，马云也因此遭受非议。分析人士表示，从小微金服公布的股权架构来看，马云并没有将支付宝“装进自己的口袋”。而选择在阿里集团上市前夕宣布这一信息，也意在挽回马云在资本市场的信誉。 但上述说法遭到了彭蕾否认，“我们并非是为了上市选择这个时机。”她再次重申，“全员持股”是为了让公司每名员工都能成为公司主人。“2011年对于支付宝的安排，确实是无奈之举。”彭蕾透露，支付宝从2005年开始申报支付牌照，期间准备了6年。
China eyes adopting international law to spark life into trade zones | Reuters Sources said Chinese leaders have been discussing the adoption of an international legal system in the free trade zones (FTZs) for the first time to help lure foreign companies, although views are varied. “Authorities recognize that providing a robust legal framework and infrastructure will attract global companies,” said a Hong Kong government official briefed on the FTZ discussions. “But agreement on this is far from uniform.”
China Development Bank to launch ABS backed by railway loans – sources | Reuters China Development Bank (CDB) plans to sell asset-backed securities backed by an 8 billion yuan ($1.3 billion) loan to the country’s state railway operator this month, sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.
POLITICS AND LAW
China’s Security Minister Warns of Grim Fight Against Terrorism – Bloomberg China faces a “grim” situation in the struggle against terrorism following an Oct. 28 attack by Tiananmen Square, the public security minister said during surprise night-time visits to subway stations around Beijing. Dressed in civilian clothes, Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun visited the Tiananmen East subway station and other stops to speak with commuters and police officers, according to a statement posted on the ministry’s website today. The terrorism situation is “complicated” and officers must boost efforts to head off terrorist attacks, he said.
Uighur Scholar in Ugly Confrontation With Security Agents – NYTimes.com Ilham Tohti, a well-known scholar who is arguably China’s most vocal advocate for the rights of its Uighur minority, said he got into an ugly confrontation with security agents in Beijing on Saturday after the men rammed his car and threatened to kill his wife and children. Mr. Tohti, an economics professor at Central University for Nationalities and founder of the website Uyghur Online, said the plainclothes agents acknowledged they had a specific goal in harassing him: to convince him to stop speaking to foreign reporters, something Mr. Tohti has done with increasing frequency since last Monday, when a car struck and killed two tourists near Tiananmen Square and then went up in flames.
China paper blames blind faith of uncultured youth for Xinjiang unrest | Reuters A front-page commentary in the official Xinjiang Daily accused ethnic “splittists” of ignoring the great changes the ruling Communist Party has brought to the region, saying extremists were distorting Islamic teachings. “In recent decades, you can see that most people who blindly follow religious extremist forces are elementary-school, secondary-school or uncultured young people,” said the commentary, signed by a person the paper identified as an ethnic Uighur member of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles in Xinjiang.
Chatting With the Chinese Communist Party’s Corruption Busters – China Real Time Report – WSJ Whistleblowers of China, worry not. The government will actually listen to what you have to say, and try very hard to make sure you don’t suffer for saying it. That was the message from Zhang Jun, deputy secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the Communist Party’s powerful graft busters, in an unusual online chat with Chinese Internet on Tuesday.
How Ambitious Projects Buried an Official Known as the ‘Digger’ – Caixin Ji Jianye pursued aggressive development plans at every stop of his career in Jiangsu until residents – and the Communist Party – had enough
‘Most dangerous woman in China’ under fire for criticising corrupt journalists | South China Morning Post Hu Shuli, the outspoken editor-in-chief of Caixin Media and a well-respected veteran journalist, often called “the most dangerous woman in China”, waded into the debate this week with a scathing editorial, dividing opinions further. By blasting the prevalent “rent-seeking” practices among China’s journalists in an editorial for Caixin Weekly published on Monday, Hu urged media professionals to uphold journalistic integrity and steer clear of future scandals.
辽宁广播电视台原台长被查 曾被指留下30亿外债_新闻_腾讯网 head of Liaoning TV station under investigation. been rumored for a while. how does a TV station accrue 3B RMB in debts? Liaoning training ground for some powerful people in media// 人民网北京11月5日电（记者 仝宗莉）据中纪委监察部网站消息，近日，辽宁省纪委对辽宁省广播电视台原台长史联文涉嫌严重违纪问题进行立案调查。 今年2月间有媒体报道称，微博中有不少用户传称辽宁广播电视台台长史联文已经被“双规”，并称“辽宁广播电视台这一届领导班子全部沦陷，留给辽台的，是近30个亿的外债和4000多人的庞大人员包袱”。 对此，2月20日晚，辽宁广播电视台官方微博曾发布消息称，此消息并不属实，史联文同志因年龄原因已于2012年4月不再担任台长职务，并未被“双规”。
大V陈里 鼓励政法机关开微博疏民意_互联网_新浪科技_新浪网 Chen Li, new member of the Central Politics & Law Committee and a Weibo BigV w 15m follwers, takes a interview with the Beijing News//昨天，陈里接受新京报记者独家专访，畅谈新媒体给他本人和政法机关带来的改变。
陈毅之子为文革道歉引红二代不满 被批不像话_新闻_腾讯网 Some “Red Second Generation” members are not happy with Chen Xiaolu’s Cultural Revolution apologies
Man jailed 5 years for bomb hoaxes – Xinhua A 27-year-old man who made false bomb threats affecting flights in six Chinese cities in May was sentenced to five years in jail by a court in the southern city of Shenzhen on Tuesday. Wang Hongliang was jailed for fabricating terror information, according to a ruling by the People’s Court of Bao’an District in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province.
Minitrue: Luo Changping May Win Integrity Award – China Digital Times (CDT) Central Propaganda Department: Regarding Transparency International’s intention to give Caijing Deputy Editor Luo Changping [this year’s] Integrity Award, the media must downplay the story. Do not report or comment on it. (November 2, 2013) 中宣部：透明国际拟授予财经杂志副主编罗昌平清廉奖，各媒体须淡化处理此事，不报道，不评论。
FOREIGN AND DEFENSE AFFAIRS
China army says roots out ‘illicit’ apartments in graft fight | Reuters China’s People’s Liberation Army has discovered in a corruption probe that its troops “illicitly kept” more than 8,000 apartments and 25,000 vehicles, state media said on Tuesday. But those who benefitted will apparently escape punishment and only have to give them up.// 全军和武警部队整风：军职领导干部秘书一律清退_新闻_腾讯网
Detained Chinese scholar based in Japan claims to be safe in letter – AJW by The Asahi Shimbun Zhu Jianrong, a professor at Tokyo’s Toyo Gakuen University specializing in international relations and modern Chinese history, was detained by Chinese state security officials at a Shanghai airport immediately upon arrival on July 17, according to sources familiar with the matter. The university official said on Nov. 4 that his wife in Japan informed the university of details of Zhu’s letter on Oct. 31.
“No Substitute for Experience: Chinese Anti-Piracy Operations in the Gulf of Aden” (CMSI China Maritime Study #10) | Andrew S. Erickson In this carefully researched, comprehensive, and highly detailed study, the authors address six major aspects of China’s anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden since their inception in December 2008: Modern Piracy and the Relevance to China; Institutional Underpinnings: Domestic Political and Policy Issues; China’s Views on Multilateral Coordination; China’s Recent Antipiracy Activities in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean; Operational Trajectories; and Lessons Learned and Implications for Global Maritime Governance. The authors conclude that through these operations “China’s navy has accrued know-how … that it could not have gained otherwise. It has implemented [this knowledge] … with impressive speed and resourcefulness … increasing PLAN capabilities and confidence.” But, the authors caution, “China’s process of gaining Far Seas experience is not simply one of increasing naval capabilities–it is far broader. Antipiracy operations conveniently enable China both to respond to internal and external pressures to act on the international stage and to raise significantly the overall ability of its increasingly powerful navy.”
China looks to Ukraine as demand for food rises – FT.com UkrLandFarming cultivates about 560,000 hectares. While Ukrainian law prohibits foreign land ownership, farm corporations are often listed in London or other European stock markets, allowing investors to negotiate equity stakes. Mr Bakhmatyuk says his company is in talks with potential Chinese and Middle Eastern equity investors. He envisages signing “billion-dollar” agreements with Asian companies by the end of the year. Investors can find ways to sidestep the delicate game of land politics, from financing agricultural upgrades to building new ports or silos.
TECH AND MEDIA
Huawei Targets Gradual Growth to Win European Smartphone Ground – Bloomberg Huawei Technologies Co., the third-largest smartphone vendor, is focusing on a gradual growth strategy instead of acquisitions to chase Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) and Apple Inc. (AAPL) for market share, its deputy chairman said. “We’re not expecting an explosive development of our smartphone business, rather we want to grow that business step by step,” Eric Xutold reporters in London today. “Ultimately we want to be the leading brand worldwide in smartphones, but it will take a while to get there.”
NQ Drops on Piper Jaffray Rating Halt: China Overnight – Bloomberg Piper Jaffray, the investment bank and asset manager founded in 1895, suspended the equivalent of a buy rating on the stock. It was the lead manager of NQ Mobile’s initial public offering in May 2011. “Obviously it would cause tremendous concern, especially if it’s the IPO lead manager,” Erik Lam, director of Asian equity sales at Auerbach Grayson & Co. in New York, said by phone. “That certainly doesn’t sound positive.”
Who needs Uber? This Chinese startup lets you connect with a designated driver Pricey car chauffeur service Uber has launched in China, and the country is home to plenty of taxi-hailing apps, but one Chinese startup has figured out a different way of helping you get a ride. It lets anyone with a car sign up to be a designated driver, and the car’s location will show up to users of the service’s iPhone and Android apps. The Beijing-based startup is called Edaijia, which literally means “E-designated driver”. A driver can choose to be available to make pick-ups or not, and it’s a good way to make money from an otherwise idle car.
China and Hollywood by the Numbers | ChinaFile Consider this: Hollywood studios now make more money selling movie tickets in China than in any other market outside North America. Wanda, China’s largest real estate developer, bought AMC, the second-largest movie theater chain in the United States, and is also investing in making movies of its own. China is building theaters and adding movie screens at a rate not seen in the U.S. in decades, and Chinese audiences are ballooning.
China’s Paypal extends its tentacles into US with big travel partnership | PandoDaily Alipay, which is roughly equivalent to Paypal, announced a partnership with UATP, a payments service used by most of the world’s global airlines and accepted by thousands of merchants for air, rail, hotel, and travel agency payments. The partnership opens up these travel businesses to the enormous and growing Chinese tourism market. Chinese consumers will be able to book and pay for their travel on international websites using their Alipay accounts. There are 800 million such accounts. Chief architect of Alipay International Jingming Li says the company, which had noticed that a lot of its members shop directly from US and European websites, has been trying to figure out a way to help Chinese travelers have a smoother experience when going abroad.
Huxiu — After 9 Months, Jack Ma Invited to Zhongnanhai, Again. Only A Different PM This Time “There’s nine million online shops on Taobao, three million of these shops are trading-active, although the company has only 25,000 employees. It’s estimated that the gross sales of Taobao account for more than 10% of China’s total retail sales of consumer goods this year.”
China App Index October 2013–Wandoujia The top trend for October 2013? WeChat messenger is disrupting the mobile game ecosystem with its new game platform. One game made over a million dollars in a single day!
SOCIETY, ART, SPORTS, CULTURE AND HISTORY
中国田径队井冈山接受红色教育_图片频道_新华网 Slideshow of China’s Olympic track and field getting “red education” at Jinggangshan
PGATOUR.com – New China professional golf tour will debut in 2014 A partnership between the China Golf Association, PGA TOUR and event promoter China Olympic Sports Industry (COSI) has established a new professional golf tour in China that will begin play in 2014 with 12 tournaments throughout the country. The creation of PGA TOUR China was announced Sunday by PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem; Zhang Xiaoning, Vice President and Secretary General of the CGA; and Sun Liping, President of COSI, at Sheshan International Golf Club, site of this week’s World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.
Wanda Group buys Picasso’s ‘Two Children’ masterpiece for US$28.16m | Shanghai Daily WANDA Group, one of China’s biggest real estate developers, bought one of Picasso’s paintings for US$28.16 million at a Sotheby’s auction in New York yesterday. It is the first time that a Chinese enterprise purchased a Picasso painting in the West.
ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, SCIENCE AND HEALTH
广东确诊一例人感染H7N9禽流感病例_新闻_腾讯网 3 year old boy in Dongguan, guangdong diagnosed with H7N9// 患儿，男，3岁5个月，四川遂宁人，现住东莞市常平镇袁山贝村。11月4日下午，东莞市疾病预防控制中心在对常平医院常规流感样病例监测中检出了1份H7亚型禽流感病毒核酸阳性标本，11月5日凌晨经广东省疾病预防控制中心实验室复核阳性，结合该病例临床症状、流行病学史和实验室检测结果判断为人感染H7N9禽流感确诊病例。 患儿目前已免费收入东莞市人民医院感染科隔离治疗。目前，患儿无发热，症状较轻，病情稳定。东莞市疾病预防控制中心已对7名密切接触者实施医学观察，目前有3人出现流感样症状。经实验室检测，7人H7亚型禽流感病毒核酸均为阴性。
厦门海关查获近12吨走私象牙 价值6亿元(图)_新闻_腾讯网 Xiamen customs finds nearly 12 tons of ivory, worth 600m RMB // 厦门海关侦破两起特大象牙走私案，查获象牙近12吨，价值6亿元，象牙被夹藏在矿石、木板等货物中入境。曾有“黑老大”亲自飞往非洲各地收购、验货。
China to continue crackdown on ivory smuggling – Xinhua Spokesman Hong Lei made the remarks at the ministry’s daily press briefing in response to a question about three Chinese citizens apprehended in Tanzania with a considerable amount of ivory in their residence. China had paid close attention to the case, Hong said. The Chinese ambassador in Tanzania had immediately checked the information and made a statement strongly condemning poaching and ivory smuggling, and promising cooperation in fighting the crimes, Hong said.
China ‘flexible’ on climate talks but rich nation funding is key: top negotiator | Reuters China will be “flexible” in U.N. talks for a new global climate change deal, but the key to progress is getting rich nations to keep pledges to fund mitigation steps by poorer countries, the country’s top climate change official said on Tuesday.
Gov. Think Tank Warns over Worsening Haze in Chinese Cities that Could Affect Fertility-Caijing Chinese cities have been blanketed by a growing thick and sustained haze in the last 50 years, which experts say could trigger cancers and affect fertility, as well as economic damages, according to a report released by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) on Tuesday.
Beijing bids for 2022 Winter Olympics – Xinhua Beijing has launched a bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) announced here on Tuesday afternoon. Both the Chinese capital and northern city Zhangjiakou had applied to represent China in the bid before the COC picked Beijing, 2008 Summer Games host city, to run for the 2022 Games with Zhangjiakou being a co-host.
Battling Pollution, Beijing to Cut Car License Plate Quota By 90,000 – China Real Time Report – WSJ The Beijing Daily, the mouthpiece of the municipal government of Beijing, said on Tuesday that the city will slash the quota of license plates that it gives out to 150,000 a year from 240,000 now, effective at the beginning of next year. By 2017, it said, officials will give out only 90,000 license plates to ordinary cars, while the rest will be reserved for clean fuel vehicles such as those powered by natural gas. As of the end of October the city had 5.4 million motor vehicles