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Vice-Premier Li Keqiang meets representatives of NGOs that are helping to combat HIV/AIDS in Beijing on Monday. Some of the representatives are HIV-positive. Liao Pan / China News Service
Vice-Premier Li Keqiang vowed more support, especially in registration and funding, for grassroots organizations committed to combating HIV/AIDS.
A businesswoman who renounced her Chinese nationality has applied to relinquish her membership of the political advisory body of a Beijing district. Zhang Lan, founder and chairwoman of the restaurant group South Beauty, has submitted a written application to give up her membership of the Beijing Chaoyang District Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Zheng Huang, the committee's vice-chairman said on Wednesday.
As she accompanied a group of friends on a trip to the cinema in Shanghai, Zhong Qiu found herself unable to provide a convincing answer to a question posed by one of her fellow students, a girl from overseas: "It's natural for us to watch movies in English, but why aren't more international films dubbed into Chinese so people can watch them in their mother tongue?"
The yuan's spot exchange rate against the US dollar has appreciated to a maximum daily ceiling more than 20 times since Oct 8.
Egypt on Wednesday plunged deeper into its worst political crisis since President Mohammed Morsi took office in June, with massive opposition rallies nationwide signaling a new "revolution" nearly two years after Hosni Mubarak was toppled.
Shanghai Shipping Exchange launched the mainland's first dry bulk and oil import indices on Wednesday, to track bulk carrier and tanker trades with the world's largest consumer of commodities.
Guillaume P. Brochard, chief executive officer and co-founder of Qeelin, a jewelry brand from Hong Kong, wants his creations to be "China's national hero" in the industry.
Don't be distressed if you had missed the world's largest online shopping spree on Nov 11, when Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group alone reported sales of 19.1 billion yuan ($3.06 billion) on the unofficial "Singles' Day". Chinese e-retailers are keen to have another shopping festival soon - after the spending frenzy that produced about three times the e-commerce sales from the recent Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving), or twice the revenue from Cyber Monday (the first Monday after Thanksgiving) in the US market. The next target in China is Dec 12. Unlike Nov 11, which has been mocked as the "11-11" holiday by and for the country's growing single population, "12-12" carries little implication except those auspicious numerals.
The future of Dario Conca at Guangzhou Evergrande appears to be as muddled as ever.