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Today's Focus: Final official statements following US Secretary of State Clinton's visit and expectations ahead of the Apec summit, which opens September 8.
Closer Look: Clinton's Last Visit to China
Talks focus on partnership
Conflict stories ignore Asean’s real issues
Tumultuous Sino-Japanese relations can find path to more stable future
No winners in containment strategies
US costly option for cornered Tokyo
Hillary Clinton’s China visit: To make or solve troubles?
Clinton's one-night visit to Beijing, meddling or mediating?
Talks with Clinton "constructive and fruitful": Chinese FM
Obama's absence at Apec summit triggers unfit reset in U.S.-Russia ties
Commentary: Islands-buying farce breaks Japan's historical commitment
China calls for open, inclusive Asia-Pacific region: FM
-- Africa becoming battleground for Chinese-American rivalry Already Beijing is surpassing Washington as being the continent’s largest trading partner. China has signed so far 32 bilateral investment agreements, another trade cooperation zone with six countries and some $ 50 billion in direct investment deals...
China Media Project
-- Student’s essay on “national education” in China removed Among my classmates, not a single person cares about the Chinese Communist Party, not a single person believes that the Chinese Communist Party is supremely great or correct. It seems our 16 years of national education were an utter failure.
China US Focus
-- CNPC Nears Resumption of Oil Projects in Sudan and S. Sudan CNPC has been working on resuming production, which has been halted for a year, since mid-August. A CNPC official said it was waiting for a final agreement between the two countries on production. The issue is set to be discussed on September 22 at the request of the African Union and UN Security Council.
Council on Foreign Relations
-- The South China Sea and the Law of the Sea As I’ve written before, it is high time for the United States to ratify the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. With tensions rising in the South and East China Seas, the need is only growing.
Greenpeace East Asia
-- Campaigners in China: social media plays critical role in social action China represents, in many ways, ground zero for our world's greatest challenges – from transitioning our planet to a clean energy economy, to feeding our growing population with safe foods and sustainable agriculture, to ensuring that we can produce clothes and other necessities without the toxic chemicals that destroy communities.
-- Michelle Obama's gaining so many Chinese fans
-- Formal Japan-China summit talks unlikely on APEC sidelines: sources Instead, Noda will possibly exchange words with Hu for a short time, as confrontation over the Japan-administered Senkaku Islands claimed by China as Diaoyu could intensify during a formal bilateral summit, the sources said.
-- We are all Cybervictims now …. I suppose this is fair. I’ll see your GhOstNet and ShadyRat and raise you a Stuxnet and a Flame.
-- 61 Chinese IT Entrepreneurs Team Up Against Citron The petition signed by the 61 entrepreneurs was partly in reaction to Citron's allegations of fraud by Chinese Internet firm Qihoo 360 (NYSE: QIHU), and Qihoo 360 CEO Zhou Hongyi was among the signatories.
-- Reporting China quoting Global Times is equal to understanding Obama through Fox News. So, stop it.
-- Fight for Africa: China, U.S. Spar http://newliberian.com/?p=1634/ The Chinese news agency, Xinhua, complained immediately that the United States were trying to “drive a wedge between China and Africa.” Xinhua went as far as terming her remarks as “rude,” and “uncalled for.”
-- It's striking to note that Wang Lijun has been charged with lesser state security crimes than your average dissident or rights activist...
Peterson Institute for International Economics
-- More on “If You Build It…”: Parsing the State of Sino-DPRK Relations http://www.piie.com/blogs/nk/?p=7313 Although it clearly had higher political purpose, the trip was nominally made to attend the third meeting of the China-DPRK Joint Steering Committee on Cooperation in Development and Management of the Rason Economic and Trade Zone and the Hwanggumphyong and Wihwa Islands Economic Zone.
-- CE cancels APEC trip amid protests He had been scheduled to fly out tonight and return on Saturday night - just before the Legislative Council elections on Sunday.
Tech in Asia
-- From Weibo to the West: Tea Leaf Nation Partners With The Atlantic Speaking as fellow China watchers, it’s great to see that one of the best ‘bridge blogs’ out there is being recognized for its work in telling real, human stories from China — because lets face it, many US media orgs get China all wrong all too often.
The American Interest
-- Weak EU Lets China Divide and Rule The trend toward protectionism in the EU is in our judgment not a good one. More than anything, it represents a desperate effort by poorly organized industries in southern Europe to fight more efficient competition elsewhere.
The Brookings Institution
-- Japan-China Territorial Tensions Should Ease with Island Deal Admittedly, the Chinese government is in a tough political spot because the nationalistic part of the public gets hurt feelings over anything that Japan does, and then demands that Beijing act to protect the country’s interest.
-- The Perils of Predicting Chinese Politics A decade later, scholars and analysts have much greater access to sources of information about Chinese politics. Nevertheless, the process itself remains opaque, not just to outsiders but also to most Chinese citizens and even party members.
The Globe and Mail
-- A war over desolate Asian islets One should not be too alarmist. The U.S. has declared that the Senkaku Islands (administered by the Okinawa Prefecture when it was returned to Japan in 1972) are covered by the U.S.-Japan security treaty. Meantime, the standoff over the Scarborough Shoal has calmed down and, while Japan recalled its ambassador from Seoul over Dokdo, it’s unlikely the two countries will come to blows.
The New Asia Media
-- China Blog Blotter: Fighting to Upgrade the Status of Women Here’s a typical case: In 2006, an eleven-year old girl was forced into prostitution and raped by bathhouse operators. Seven men were involved in this ordeal, but only one was actually sentenced with punishment after the victim’s mother filed a lawsuit that caused outrage in the community.
The Vancouver Sun
-- China's model of one-party rule and open trade attracts African states In a television ad during this campaign, the governing MPLA claimed credit for building 2,700 kilometres of railway track, 6,500 kilometres of road, 148 railway stations, and the renovation of 10 airports.Most if not all of that was done by Chinese companies with imported Chinese labour.
This is Africa
-- Africa: China's Digital Learning Curve in Africa On a west African scoping trip, an official delegation of Chinese technology experts struggle to enter new terrain.
-- Biden blasts ‘Bain way’ of investing in China; ignores rapid Chinese expansion by General Motors The message was clear. President Obama and General Motors invests in America; but Mitt Romney and Bain Capitol invest in China and Mexico. But for Vice President Biden to ignore investments by General Motors into China and Mexico is incredibly naive.
Voice of America
-- U.S. And China Soften the Rhetoric “It is absolutely essential that cooler heads prevail in every capital, and that great care be taken on these issues,” says a senior State Department official.
-- Huawei in cybersecurity pledge: 'We're not Chinese spies' The firm has released a 24-page report, written by former U.K. government chief information officer turned Huawei's global security officer John Suffolk, which states its efforts to protect the network security of its worldwide customers was one of company's "fundamental interests".
-- Kai-Fu Lee: China Short Sellers: Exposing Fraud or Practicing Fraud?
-- Chinese Businessman Protests "Unsanitary" KFC
-- Taiwan Raises Flag on Diaoyu to Declare Sovereignty
-- Samsung to Review 250 Chinese Suppliers over Child Labor Concern
-- Wanda Group AMC Deal Creates Largest Cinema Chain
-- Amid Heating Plant Rage, Local Official Flees
-- When Local Officials Don't Listen
-- Closer Look: Clinton's Last Visit to China
-- Local Gov'ts Bet Big on Investment Projects
-- Financing Fuels Car Leasing Giant's Expansion
-- Agencies help foreigners evade rules to land jobs
-- Beijing to take 'necessary measures' to defend territory
-- Talks focus on partnership
-- Rail projects to spur economy
-- China's new face in the global arena
-- New industrial revolution
-- Bahrain highlighted as gateway to the Gulf
-- Record investment in Chinese mobile Internet
-- Military ties for peace
-- China a factor in US election
-- China seeks regional energy cooperation as challenges mount
-- Social equality critical in urbanization process
-- Conflict stories ignore ASEAN’s real issues
-- Tumultuous Sino-Japanese relations can find path to more stable future
-- Manufacturing growth set to slow down
-- Leftist rebels attack company owned by Chinese-Filipino in S. Philippines
-- Petition calls for end to labor re-education
-- No winners in containment strategies
-- Guangdong to maintain child policy
-- Don’t hand over judgment to foreign media
-- US costly option for cornered Tokyo
-- Hainan’s island idyll needs military guard
-- Capital chomps $16m in shark fins every day
-- Contradictory statements over GM experiments on children spark criticism
People's Daily Online
-- Hillary Clinton’s China visit: To make or solve troubles?
-- PR veteran David Perry: To know China is to know the future
-- Defense Minister: No Chinese military presence in Kashmir
-- US Democratic Party platform vows to keep strong presence in Asia
-- What will replace SS Satan-18 missile?
-- All buzz on China's first aircraft carrier
-- Clinton's one-night visit to Beijing, meddling or mediating?
-- Philippines to take action if China seeks new Meiji Reef structures
The Economic Observer
-- The Energy Corridor's Risky Loads
-- Talks with Clinton "constructive and fruitful": Chinese FM
-- Obama's absence at APEC summit triggers unfit reset in U.S.-Russia ties
-- Former Chongqing police chief faces charges
-- Chinese president meets U.S. Secretary of State
-- Commentary: Islands-buying farce breaks Japan's historical commitment
-- China to maintain coordination on Iran: FM
-- News Analysis: Egypt's new president seeks "balanced" diplomatic strategy
-- China calls for open, inclusive Asia-Pacific region: FM
-- DPRK parliament session to be held on Sept. 25
-- Commentary: Japan's buying Diaoyu Islands is flagrant move
-- China, Laos to strengthen security cooperation on Mekong River
-- China seeks regional energy cooperation as challenges mount
-- China Focus: Timeline for China's space research revealed
-- Official calls for Asia's own 'Facebook','Twitter'
-- China's home prices unlikely to see strong rebound