CIIC:Today's featured article/November 2017


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November 1

The bitcoin (比特币) is an open source peer-to-peer crypto-currency that enables anonymous and relatively secure transactions without any centralized authority. (More...)

November 2
Boao Forum For Asia

Boao Forum For Asia (博鳌亚洲论坛) is a non-government, non-profit international organization. It is the most prestigious and premier forum for leaders in government, business and academia in Asia and other continents to share visions on the most pressing issues in this dynamic region and the world at large. The Forum is committed to promoting regional economic integration and bringing Asian countries even closer to their development goals. (More...)

November 3
Tiangong-1, the unmanned space module

Tiangong 1 (Chinese: 天宫一号) is an unmanned space module complex launched on September 29, 2011 by China as it builds the country's first space station. It was docked with Shenzhou 10 spacecraft on June 13, 2013. (More...)

November 4

The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation ('中非合作论坛) is a platform established by China and friendly African countries for collective consultation and dialogue and a cooperation mechanism between the developing countries, which falls into the category of South-South cooperation. (More...)

November 5

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC 亚太经合组织) is a regional economic forum established in 1989 to leverage the growing interdependence of the Asia-Pacific. APEC's 21 Pacific Rim member countries seek to promote free trade and economic cooperation throughout the Asia-Pacific region. (More...)

November 6
Three Gorges Dam

The Three Gorges Project (三峡工程) is a multi-functional water control system consisting of a 2,309-meter-long, 185-meter-high dam, a five-tier ship lock and 26 hydropower generators. (More...)

November 7
Lidong (立冬) reflects the changing of seasons, indicating that winter begins. It often falls on November 7 or 8 of a year. (More...)


November 8

Located in the center of Beijing, the Palace Museum (故宫博物院), historically and artistically one of the most comprehensive museum in China, was established on the basis of the Forbidden City, a palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1840), and their collection of treasures. (More...)

November 9
Icebreaker Snow Dragon

Xuelong, or Snow Dragon (Chinese: 雪龙) is China's first icebreaker and was built in Ukraine in 1993. China spent 31 million yuan (US$3.7 million) to convert it into a transport ship for Antarctic expeditions. It replaced Jidi in 1994 and has remained in service ever since. (More...)

November 10
Beijing David's Deer Park Museum
Beijing David's Deer Park Museum (南海子麋鹿苑博物馆), in Nanhaizi, Daxing County, Beijing, is a research organization for the protection of the David's deer. It is also an outdoor ecological museum. In December 1999, the Chinese Association for Science and Technology designated the museum a national popular science educational base. (More...)


November 11

Singles' Day(光棍节), which falls on Nov. 11 – whose date is four ones – is celebrated by many young, single Chinese. (More...)

November 12

The Chang'e 3 (嫦娥三号) is a lunar probe in the second phase of the Chang'e 3 Program under the China National Space Administration.

The Chang'e 3 is composed of a lander and a lunar rover called "Yutu" (Jade Rabbit) -- the "Chinese brand" moon vehicle. The lunar probe will land on the moon in mid-December if everything goes according to plan. (More...)

November 13

Also known as Wuguan and Fangwen, Lu You (Chinese: 陆游) was born on Nov. 13, 1125, in Shanyin (present day Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province) in southern China. The north had been conquered by the Nuzhen (Jurchen), who threatened to invade the Southern Song regime for Lu's life. Known for his patriotism, Lu wrote more than 10,000 poems, most of which called for the reconquest of the north. (More...)

November 14

Mao Yisheng (Chinese:茅以升) was born in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province. He was a famous bridge expert, civil engineering scientist and educator of China. (More...)

November 15

The New Second-Child Policy (单独二孩) is a Chinese population policy allowing couples to have two children as long as one of them hails from a single-child household as mapped out in the Decision of The Third Plenum of the 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC). (More...)

November 16
Tibetan Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (藏传佛教) is the school of Buddhism predicated on scriptures that have been translated into Tibetan. Because its monks are known as lamas in the Tibetan language, Tibetan Buddhism is also called "Lamaism." (More...)

November 17
Lu Yao

A native of Qingjian, Shaanxi Province, Lu Yao (Chinese:路遥) (1949-1992) was born on December 3, 1949. Having spent his childhood in the countryside, he entered a high school in Yanchuan in 1963. In 1969, he finished high school and returned to the countryside to become a teacher. Lu Yao was admitted to Yan'an University in 1973, majoring in Chinese. The same year, he published his first short story "Red Flag for Excellent Work" in the first issue of the periodical Shaanxi Literature and Art. After graduation in 1976, he served as an editor for the magazine Yanhe River. (More...)

November 18
Jing Haipeng, China's first three-time astronaut

Jing Haipeng (景海鹏), a colonel pilot in the air force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), is China’s first three-time astronaut in the country’s manned spaceflight mission. (More...)

November 19

Born on January 15, 1897 in Haining, Zhejiang Province, Xu Zhimo (Chinese: 徐志摩) (1897-1931) attended Hangzhou No. 1 High School in Hangzhou. Upon his graduation in 1915, he enrolled in Shanghai University, but soon transferred to Beiyang University in Tianjin, and the following year to Beijing University. (More...)

November 20
Shenzhou 1 spaceship

"Shenzhou" (神舟), China's first manned experimental spacecraft, launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center at 6:30 a.m. Beijing time on Nov. 20, 1999. After the scheduled in-space tests were finished, the spacecraft successfully landed in the central Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region at 3:41 a.m. the next day. The success of the Shenzhou spacecraft constituted a crucial step in reaching the next level in space technology. (More...)

November 21
Qian Zhongshu

Qian Zhongshu (Chinese: 钱钟书) (1910-1998), also known as Qian Mocun and Qian Huaiju, was a prominent scholar in China.

He was born on November 21, 1910 into a scholarly family in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. (More...)

November 22
Xiaoxue (小雪) is a weather phenomenon, indicating that the snowy season begins.

Different from the ordinary meaning of "light snow" in the weather forecast, Xiaoxue refers more to the weather characteristics during a period of time. (More...)

November 23

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November 25
Xiong Chaozhong wins the World Boxing Council (WBC) minimumweight title, Nov 24, 2012.

Xiong Chaozhong (熊朝忠) is China’s first-ever professional boxer to win a world title after he defeated Mexican fighter Javier Martínez Resendiz ('the Demon') for the vacant World Boxing Council Minimumweight Championship in Kunming, Yunnan Province on Nov. 24, 2012. (More...)

November 26
Yueyang Tower

Yueyang Tower stands by the Dongting Lake in the western part of Yueyang City. It was a tower where, during the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280), General Lu Su of the Kingdom of Wu reviewed the naval parade. Along with Yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan and Prince Teng's Pavilion in Nanchang, it is listed as one of the Three Great Towers in China. The fame of the building is largely due to Yue yang lou ji (Remarks on the Yueyang Tower) by Fan Zhongyan (989-1052), a great man of letters in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) in response to the completion of another rebuilding of the tower. (More...)

November 27
Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee (李小龙), best known for his performances in Kung Fu films, was a guru of Chinese martial arts. (More...)

November 28
Premier Li Keqiang (L) gives a Luban Lock as a gift to German Chancellor Angela Merkel during his visit to Berlin on Oct 10, 2014.

Luban Lock (鲁班锁), also known as Kongming Lock, is a traditional Chinese folk educational toy allegedly being invented by Zhuge Kongming with Chinese carpenter Lu Ban's techniques. (More...)

November 29
Empress Dowager Cixi

Empress Dowager Cixi (慈禧太后) was born in 1835 to a Manchu official named Huizheng of the Manchu Yehe Nara Clan in Anhui Province. She was a member of the Plain Yellow Banner division under the Eight Banners, an administrative system for Manchu families. In 1852, Cixi participated in a selection for concubines and was selected on that occasion. After being selected for the emperor's bed, she was promoted to the position of "Noble Person" (gui ren). (More...)

November 30
The Twenty-four Solar Terms 二十四节气

The Twenty-four Solar Terms (二十四节气) is a general name for a group of seasons from the Beginning of Spring to Great Cold in the ancient times. It shows the relationship between universe, season, climate and agriculture, which is unique creation by Chinese ancestors. To date, it has functioned as a complete set of weather calendar to guide the agricultural production in China. It was included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists on November 30, 2016. (More...)

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