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UPDATED: June 27, 2011 NO. 26 JUNE 30, 2011
PEOPLE & POINTS NO. 26, 2011

Honored Policeman


Tan Jixiong, a policeman of the special forces in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, was honored as one of the Top 10 People's Police jointly by the Ministry of Public Security and China's Central Television Station.

Tan, 34, has taken part in more than 300 emergency and large-scale security operations, winning many medals and prizes due to his outstanding performance and devotion to his work.

In 2009, during a hostage rescue mission, Tan was shot in the head when fighting with the criminal. The resulting three-hour surgical operation extracted approximately 50 bone fragments and the bullet.

After the catastrophic Wenchuan earthquake hit in 2008, Tan led a rescue team for a 60-day operation. Tan and his team rescued 10 injured victims and carried more than 2,000 kg of supplies to the quake-hit regions.

Global Circumnavigator


Chen Wei is on a round-the-world flight, the first Chinese do so. After 18-month preparation, Chen said he is quite confident about the tour. At each stop, Chen is being warmly welcomed by local Chinese.

Starting on May 21 from Memphis, Tennessee, in the United States, Chen's tour will cover 21 countries and end in Memphis. The journey will cover 40,000 km and last 70 days.

Chen, 40, was born in Changsha, capital city of central China's Hunan Province. He went to the United States for further study in 1995. Flying has been Chen's dream since he was a child. In 2007, he successfully

applied for a license to fly driving private aircraft in the United States and flying has brought him much joy in recent years.

Go Champion


Kong Jie, a player of the game of Go, won the top title at the 23rd Asian TV Cup. This is his third consecutive championship in this tournament, only one step from the record—Japanese Go player Takemiya Masaki's four consecutive wins.

Kong, 29, started to learn Go at six and entered the national youth team in 1994. In 2000, he became famous in the field when he reached the semi-final in the Chunlan Cup World Professional Go Tournament. In 2009, he won his first world championship—the 14th Samsung Cup World Go Masters.

"The (Chinese) government supports domestic airlines' joining global air carrier alliances and foreign airlines are welcome to open new routes to China."

Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang, in a meeting with Leo van Wijk, Chairman of the Governing Board of SkyTeam, one of the world's biggest air carrier alliances, on June 21 when China Eastern Airlines Co. Ltd. joined SkyTeam

"It is an important and urgent mission to draw lessons from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident and strengthen international cooperation to jointly promote safe development of nuclear energy."

Wang Yiren, Secretary General of China Atomic Energy Authority, calling on the international community to take urgent measures to address nuclear safety at a ministerial conference hosted by the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna on June 20

"Long-term climate funding will be another focus in Durban. Until now, there is no concrete financial aid promise from developed countries beyond 2013. The political will of those countries for long-term funding is not enough."

Su Wei, head of the Chinese delegation in the second round of UN climate talk, in Bonn, Germany, on June 18

"Vladimir Putin and myself—and Putin is my colleague and an old friend—represent, to a large extent, one and the same political force. And therefore competition between us may be detrimental to our tasks and goals."

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, in an interview with the Financial Times on June 20

"I don't think the development [of China] can be seen as a threat, and we see China as a friend and a responsible player in the world."

Bangladesh's Foreign Minister Dipu Moni on June 20 in Beijing during a visit to China

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