Global Times, a daily newspaper under People’s Daily Press, published an article that pointed out, "Up to the present, and for a long period of time, it has been difficult for the U.S. to establish a clear China policy similar to its policy toward the former Soviet Union during the Cold War period. China needs to deal with this lack of clarity."
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.