The mainland stock market went sharply down yesterday to the lowest level in three months.
The Shanghai Composite Index slid 4.41 percent, to close at 4,984.16.
It has lost 16 percent this month.
The Shenzhen Component Index was off 4.77 percent, to close at 15,949.36.
Analysts say many investors were trying to sell their holdings as they were worried about further declines.
China: Tibet hit by global warming
Weather experts in Tibet warn that global warming is becoming a major threat to the area.
The region is widely regarded as a barometer for the world's climate.
A scientist from the Tibet meteorological bureau says problems like receding snow lines, shrinking glaciers, and drying grasslands are increasingly threatening the region's area.
In addition, scientists say that Mount Qomolangma – known in the west as Mt Everest will eventually lose its cover of snow if global warming continues.
Bangladesh: cyclone deaths over 3,400
The death toll from cyclone Sidr which hit Bangladesh last week is over 3,400 people.
Over 3 million people were affected by the natural disaster.
Aid workers fear inadequate of food, drinking water and medicine could lead to outbreaks of disease.
The armed forces have reached over 90 percent of the affected areas with rescue and relief missions.
International aid is pouring into Bangladesh, with countries and aid agencies pledging emergency aid of more than US$140 million.
UK: Queen celebrates diamond anniversary
Celebrations kicked off earlier this week to mark the diamond anniversary of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Price Philip, who married 60 years ago.
Queen Elizabeth is the first British monarch to celebrate a diamond wedding anniversary. She was a 21-year-old princess when she married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten on November 20, 1947.
Her son Prince Charles hosted a banquet in his parents' honor. And there was a service to mark the occasion at Westminster Abbey.
China: Jane Goodall visits China
This week Jane Goodall was in Beijing and Chengdu.
The well-known scientist is best known for her pioneering research in chimpanzee behavior in Tanzania.
She now travels the world some 300 days a year, talking to people about Roots and Shoots, an educational program she started in 1991.
Dr Goodall visited the Beijing City International School in Chaoyang District.
There she met Roots & Shoots groups from Shanghai, Dalian, Tianjin and Beijing, and they showed her the projects they are working on.
They ranged from planting trees in Inner Mongolia, conserving rainwater, feeding bears in zoos, and making crafts out of used aluminum cans. The students were thrilled to meet the famous scientist they had read about in books.
Dr Goodall also addressed the students, encouraging them to continue their enthusiasm and efforts in looking after the environment and animal conservation.
DR GOODALL: So when people ask me what I can do, I just say, just think a little bit more about the small choices you make everyday about what you eat, what you wear, how you get from A to B. If we start thinking like that and making those small changes each day so that we try to live a more environmentally friendly life, things look much more hopeful.
She hopes the next generation will be more aware of their impact on the planet. And through the excitement of her visit, it's quite clear her message will be remembered for a long time.
（英语点津 Linda 编辑）
About the broadcaster:
Bernice Chan is a foreign expert at China Daily Website. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Bernice has written for newspapers and magazines in Hong Kong and most recently worked as a broadcaster for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, producing current affairs shows and documentaries.
Brendan is an Australian who has been involved in education and writing for over a decade. He has been published most recently for the Tiger Airways Inflight magazine, The Bangkok Post, The Taipei Times and Japan's Hiroshima Outside Magazine. He holds a Masters Degree in Community Development and Management and has resided in China for over 3 years.