Heavy snowfall hits vast area of N China from November 22. Beijing’s temperature dropped
to a record low. Key expressways were shut down and flights canceled on Sunday to disrupt
traffic in the region. The blizzard also gave residents an opportunity to have fun. Thousands of
visitors swarmed into the Forbidden City(紫禁城) to see how the old palace looked like as the
snow capped ancient architecture.
On Nov 22, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel confirmed on Sunday evening that the level 4
of terror alert, the highest possible, for the Brussels region remained in place. He said the rest of
Belgium remains on level 3, following a new assessment for Threat Analysis. "I confirm that we fear
there might be a similar attack to Paris," said Charles Michel.
On November 21, China’s Guangzhou Evergrande won the AFC Champions League for the second
time in three years as a goal from Brazilian striker Elkeson secured a 1-0 victory on aggregate over
10-men Al Ahli of the United Arab Emirates in Saturday’s final second leg at Tianhe Sport Centre Stadium.
2015 APEC(亚太经合会) was held in Philippines on November 19. President Xi Jinping
addresses the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation CEO Summit, saying that China will step up
reforms of the foreign investors management system and "substantially cut back" on market
access restrictions for foreign investment.
In a qualification match for 2018 FIFA Russia World Cup, Team China drew with Team
Hong Kong of China in a goalless match which will likely to see the former fail to enter the top
stage of world football for the fourth time in a row.
France was rocked by multiple, near simultaneous terrorist attacks on entertainment sites
around Paris on Friday evening，November 18. The provisional death toll of Paris attacks is
132 and 352 injured, among whom at least 99 in very critical situations.
China’s Alibaba has more than $3.9bn in sales in the first hour of Singles’ Day in China
on November 11, the world’s biggest online shopping event. The figure is almost double the $2bn
spent in the same time period of the retail giant’s sales event last year.
Chinese Super League champion Guangzhou Evergrande (中超冠军广州恒大) edged
closer to clinching a second AFC(亚足联) Champions League title in three years after claiming
a goaless draw in Saturday’s final firstleg against Al Ahli(阿赫里队) of the United Arab
Emirates(阿联酋) in Dubai(迪拜) on November 7.
Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-jeou, top leaders across the Taiwan Straits held historic talks at the
Shangri-la Hotel in Singapore on November 7. They exchanged views on promoting the
peaceful development of cross-Strait relations and discussed major issues in deepening cross-Strait
cooperation and improving people's welfare. The meeting has been hailed as a “milestone”
in Cross-Straits relations.
Chinese government announced an end to the "one-child policy" on 27th October. The eye-catching
announcement was to ease the decades long family planning policy to allow all couples to have two
children. The change would balance population development and address challenges posed by
an aging population, according to the statement.
Eighty-five-year old Chinese pharmacologist Tu Youyou became China's first medicine Nobel laureate
when it was announced she was one of three scientists awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology
or Medicine for their work in developing effective drugs against parasitic diseases.
Russian warplanes have begun carrying out attacks against Islamic State targets in Syria(叙利亚).