The State Statistical Bureau announced that China’s inflation rate was 6.5% in August, 0.9 percent higher than July and the highest since December 1996.
People’s Education Press has posted a sixth grade e-textbook article entitled, "Woeful Plight in the Shadow of War." Intended for its course on Morality and Society, the text shows how Iraqi families have been affected by the war.
In early October, China’s National Male Soccer Team and National Olympic Male Soccer Team gathered at a military base in Laishui County, Hebei Province to receive five days of military training.
On October 2, 2007, Sohu News published the Outlook Weekly’s interview with Bolat Nurgaliyev, the Secretary General of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
According to China News Service, the process of desertification is accelerating for China’s most beautiful wetland prairie, the Ruoergai Marshes. It is now difficult to find bogs, and the desertified areas are increasing at an annual rate of 11.65%. With over two hundred out of three hundred lakes dried up, the wetlands have shrunk to less than 40% of their original area.
In 1997, the state government issued a new policy to put and end to the former system of "education at public expense." That year marked the beginning of an uncurbed increase in college tuition. 
"The most critical issue in China’s political reform is that we cannot openly tell our people that socialism is truly a mistake," according to Beijing University Law School Professor He Weifang. Nonetheless, he asserted: "It is high time that the anti-constitutional power structure be resolved."
In 2003, the Beijing authorities demolished Ye Gouzhu and his brohter Ye Guoqiang’s restaurant and their homes and gave them no compensation. For applying for permission to hold a public demonstration about it, they sentenced Ye Guozhu to a four-year prison term.