China’s Singles’ Day (光棍节) sales boom broke records on November 11. The sales of the e-commerce
giant Alibaba Group (阿里巴巴集团) totaled 57.1 billion yuan on the shopping festival. On the New York
Stock Exchange(纽约证交所), Alibaba is the world's seventh- largest company in terms of market value(市值),
overtaking General Electric Co(通用电气) and Wal-Mart(沃尔玛), trailing only Microsoft(微软), Apple
and Google(谷歌) of the tech giants.
"I hope the APEC blue will remain, and I believe, through the efforts we continue to make, it will." President
Xi Jinping made the above remark when he delivered a speech at a welcome dinner for the APEC(亚太经合会)
leaders on Monday, November 10.
A Texas health care worker（医护人员） who treated an Ebola（埃博拉病毒） victim has tested positive
for the deadly tropical fever on October 12. More than 4,000 people have died of Ebola in seven countries
since the start of the year, according to the World Health Organization.(世界卫生组织)
Scottish voters have rejected independence with support for the union exceeding 50 percent of the turnout on
17th Asian Games opened in Incheon（仁川）, South Korea on September, 19.
China's first and only Grand Slam(大满贯) winner Li Na formally announced her retirement on September 19,
leaving the Chinese tennis yearning for the next superstar.
Typhoon Kalmaegi(海鸥) landed in China's southernmost island province Hainan on Tuesday morning,
September 16, forcing flight cancellations and boat evacuations.
Apple Inc unveiled a watch, two larger iPhones and a mobile payments service on September, 10.
World Cup 2014 kicked off in Sao Paulo, Brazil (巴西圣保罗) on June, 12, with a colorful
opening ceremony before host Brazil beat Croatia 3-1 in the first match.
According to a recent research, about 9.4 million middle school students in China aged 13 to
15 have tried smoking and 1/3 have become tobacco users.
China and Russia signed a 30-year natural gas deal(天然气合同) on Wednesday, May 21,
after more than ten years of negotiations, which will be helpful to China’s energy structure
May 12 is the sixth anniversary of Wenchuan Earthquake, which jolted Sichuan, leaving more
than 80,000 people dead or missing. The afflicted counties have changed fundamentally after
six years’ reconstruction.
May 11 is this year’s Mother's Day (母亲节), which is celebrated in many countries around
the world on the second Sunday of May every year.
Premier Li Keqiang left Beijing for visits to Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya on Sunday
morning, May 4.
April 23, 2014 marks the 19th World Book Day （世界读书日）. In 1995 UNESCO
（联合国教科文组织） designated this day to promote the appreciation of books all
over the world.
A Japanese Cabinet minister has visited Yasukuni shrine (靖国神社) that honors the dead
including war criminals in what has repeatedly caused friction with Japan’s neighbors.
The 13th Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (北京国际汽车展) attracted more
than 2,000 exhibitors to showcase 1,134 vehicles, which was held from April 21 to April 29.
Colombian author and Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez （马尔克斯）,
who wrote the enchanting novel One Hundred Years of Solitude《百年孤独》,
died at the age of 87 on Thursday，April 17.
A measurement of PM2.5 soared to the hazardous level of 276 in Beijing on Monday, April 14.
Wong Kar-wai's (王家卫) kungfu epic "The Grandmaster"（一代宗师） was the biggest
winner at the 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards (香港电影金像奖), held on the night of April 13,
as the film took home 12 awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actress.
Premier Li Keqiang said that both sides of the Taiwan Straits should cherish the current
situation of peaceful development and keep enhancing cooperation at the Boao Forum for Asia
(博鳌亚洲论坛) on Thursday, April, 10.
Microsoft ended support for its still popular Windows XP from April 8, 2014.
A major earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, April 1,
triggering a tsunami, causing landslides that blocked highways and leading to six deaths.
The Republic of Korea (ROK) has fired artillery shells into the the Democratic People's
Republic of Korea (DPRK) waters in response to North Korean shells from a live-fire
drill that fell in waters south of the rivals' disputed western sea boundary.
President Xi Jinping gives his best wishes to the two pandas in Belgium that are expected
to bring long-term joy to Europeans.
The remains of 437 Chinese soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War returned to China
on Friday, March 28. History should not be forgotten.
The missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Southern Indian Ocean, said
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib on Monday, March 24.
Five bid cities submit Application Files to host 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
Premier Likeqiang gives a press conference at the Great Hall of the People at 10:30am on March 13.
Chinese satellite finds suspicious floating objects of the missing Malaysian jet MH370.