Expelled Champion
China's four-time Winter Olympic gold medalist Wang Meng has been expelled from the National Short Track Speed-Skating Team and banned from domestic and international competitions
Migrant Worker's Heroism
Pei Yonghong, a 31-year-old migrant worker, has been chosen as one of the 11 Outstanding Young Migrant Workers of Hunan Province in central China for his heroic deeds
Award-winning Director
Nuominghuar, a young actress and director of the Mongolian ethnic group, has won the Best New Director Award at the eighth annual San Diego International Children's Film Festival for her new movie Horizon

"Whoever threatens people's lives and property or engages in separatist activities must be resolutely dealt with in line with the law. We must severely punish and never tolerate those who are involved in terrorism, and never be soft on terrorists."

Meng Jianzhu, Minister of Public Security of China, speaking at a national anti-terrorism work conference in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on August 4

"The current round of inflation is approaching a turning point after rising 25 months, and price rises will likely ease for the rest of the year."

Zhou Wangjun, Deputy Director of the Pricing Department of China's National Development and Reform Commission, remarking after China's consumer price index escalated to a 37-month high of 6.5 percent year on year in July

"We'd better pay more attention to the real economy of the United States, especially its economic data, rather than overreacting to the downgrade itself."

Qu Hongbin, an economist with HSBC Holdings, commenting on Standard & Poor's downgrade of U.S. credit rating in an interview with Xinhua News Agency in Beijing on August 9

"Even well before the unveiling of the first aircraft carrier, China did not hide its intention to improve its navy, which is still quite weak in defense capability."

Senior Colonel Chen Zhou, a researcher with the Academy of Military Sciences of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, remarking on the first sea trial of China's refitted aircraft carrier platform in Dalian on August 10

"This continued violence is simply not acceptable, and it will be stopped. We will not put up with this in our country. We will not allow a culture of fear to exist on our streets."

British Prime Minister David Cameron, while chairing an emergency meeting about the recent riot in London on August 9

"When these two laws pass, I want to implement what I have said I plan to do."

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, signaling to resign when attending a parliamentary committee meeting in Tokyo on August 10

SPORTS KIDS Children from a Roller Skating Club in Huainan City, Anhui Province, perform on August 8, the third National Fitness Day (CHEN BIN)
Aircraft Carrier
China's refitted aircraft carrier platform left its shipyard in Dalian in northeast China's Liaoning Province on August 10 to conduct its first sea trial
Cyber Attacks
China suffered about 493,000 cyber attacks in 2010, half of which originated from abroad, according to a report issued by the National Computer Network Emergency Response Coordination Center of China on August 9
A leaf carving featuring a Tai Chi practitioner made its media debut on August 9. It is part of a gift to an international Tai Chi competition in Jiaozuo, Henan Province, beginning on August 20 (YANG FAN)
People of the Miao and Li ethnic groups splash water to each other to pray for good fortune in Baoting, Hainan Province, on August 6 (HOU JIANSEN)
Firefighters examine the damage situation after a 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit Baoshan, Yunnan Province, on August 10, which left three people injured (QIN QING)
A visitor examines an unmanned police helicopter at an exhibition of police equipment, which kicked off in Beijing on August 10 (JIN LIWANG)
BOUND FOR ABROAD A light-rail train to be exported to Turkey comes off the production line on August 10 at CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive Co. Ltd. in Hunan Province. The company is a subsidiary of China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corp. Ltd. (SU XIAOZHOU)
Anti-dumping Duties
China began levying anti-dumping duties on printing paper imports from Europe, the United States and Japan on August 10, said the Ministry of Commerce
Rare Earth Regulation
China will continue its efforts to regulate the rare earth mining industry during the second half of this year, said Jia Yinsong, an official from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, on August 8
Stock Nightmare
China's stock market witnessed a painful tumble on August 8, as the credit rating agency Standard & Poor's lowered the rating on the U.S. sovereign debt
Auto Recovery
Auto sales in China climbed 2.18 percent year on year to reach 1.28 million units in July, according to data from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers
Embracing E-Commerce
A forum on breakthroughs of Internet applications by traditional industries was held in Beijing on August 8
    Nagasaki residents hold a gathering to commemorate the 66th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city during World War II on August 9. Participants called for a world without nuclear weapons (XINHUA/AFP)
    U.S. President Barack Obama salutes as he arrives on August 9 at Dover Air Force Base, where he privately met families of the 30 soldiers killed in a helicopter attack in Afghanistan three days before (XINHUA/AFP)
    Overseas Chinese and Chilean performers play traditional Chinese gongs and drums in downtown Santiago on August 8 (YE SHUHONG)
    Police officers seal off a London street on August 9. Riots broke out in the capital and several other British cities after a young man was shot and killed by police in London (ZENG YI)
    Workers unload emergency aid from a plane chartered by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Mogadishu on August 8. The plane carried more than 31 tons of relief materials for the famine-ravaged country (XINHUA/AFP)
    Farmers carrying flower arrangements participate in a parade in Medellin on August 7. Colombia is one of the world's major flower producers and exporter (XINHUA/AFP)
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