Morning Clicks

Xi drama grows sillier by the day

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 12 September, 2012, 8:07am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 12 September, 2012, 8:12am

The silly game being played by China's top leaders of keeping future president Xi Jinping hidden from the public has continued for nearly two weeks. The Foreign Ministry previously lied to overseas media about a high-profile diplomatic meeting to which Xi never showed up.

Xi's next public appearance is expected to be at the China-ASEAN expo in Nanning on September 21.


Morning Clicks
Asia Times
-- Silk Road nears an historic opening China had invested hundreds of million of dollars for the construction of Pakistan's Gwadar port, and it is slated to invest heavily in the construction of deep-sea ports in Myanmar's Indian Ocean cities of Dawei and Kyaukpyu. Gwadar, Dawei and Kyaukpyu will allow China to circumvent its reliance upon the congested Straits of Malacca for the oil tankers that carry 60% of its oil...

Beijing Cream
-- Ain’t No Sunshine When Xi’s Gone: The Quest To Find China’s Future President ...where in the bloody world is that handsome devil Xi Jinping? We asked the same on Twitter, and you answered…

China Digital Times
-- Front Page Fury Over Diaoyu Purchase China has balked at Japan’s plan to purchase three of the Diaoyu Islands. Beijing’s fury dominates many of today’s front pages, some quoting stern rebukes from Hu Jintao and Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi...

China Internet Watch
-- Development of Sina Weibo History As the most engaging social media platform, Sina Weibo leads the development of China’s social media, bringing changes to people’s every day life in China.

China Law Update
-- New Amendment to PRC Civil Procedure Law: An Analysis Many may be surprised as to the scale of the changes introduced by the Amendment, particularly given that the CPL was last amended as recently as 2007. There are several important reasons, however, that likely helped support the changes introduced by the Amendment.

China Media Project
-- Reading Deep Red These two terms, the “Four Basic Principles” and “political system reforms” – the more drawn out term in Chinese for political reform – were locked in fierce opposition throughout the 1980s. In the Party’s official mouthpiece, the People’s Daily, we can still glimpse the fossil evidence of this tension.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
-- Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi Summoned Japanese Ambassador to China and Lodged Strong Protest The Chinese side strongly urges the Japanese side to immediately revoke its wrong decision of "purchasing" the Diaoyu Island and stop all actions detrimental to China's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

M.I.C. Gadget
-- Meet the Chinese Actress in New Resident Evil Movie There is still no schedule for a China release date. This is irony …

New Delhi Television
-- China should learn 'valuable lessons' from India's overseas investment policy Compared with China, India's overseas investments are more market and resource oriented, a write up in the state-run Global Times said, drawing up a comparison between India-China overseas investment policy.

-- China-Africa (video) A cool recording session with Tonton Mansa on guitar.

Seeking Alpha
-- China's Next Act It's only a guess when China will make that labor shift to the stage where manufacturing sector competes with agriculture for jobs.


Media Roundup
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-- China Poised for Countermove in Diaoyu Islands Dispute 
-- ZTE Denies Winning Billions of 4G Handset Order From China Mobile 
-- Vice-Premier Plays Down China's Role in Driving Global Growth

-- Innovate, Litigate or Tax Rebate? 
-- New Round of Shale Gas Bidding Offers Low Barriers 
-- The Tragedy of the European Union 
-- Local Gov't Debt Manageable, NDRC Official Says 
-- Sound Financials Recharge China's Fast Trains 
-- Taking a New Spin on Bridge Safety

China Daily
-- PLA pledges support 
-- HK exporters urged to seek orders from alternative markets 
-- NDRC raises fuel prices

Global Times
-- Regaining Diaoyu needs long-term efforts 
-- Discard illusion of friendly ties with Japan 
-- 两岸四地知名人士呼吁:坚决与日本打一场钓鱼岛保卫战 Prominent voices from four places on both sides of the Strait: Determined to go to war with Japan to defend the Diaoyu Islands

People's Daily Online
-- Media: China must enhance strategic nuclear forces 
-- 'Nationalizing’can’t justify Japan's illegal takeover of islands 
-- Real story of China in Africa

The Economic Observer
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-- The Politics of Student Cadres 
-- NFL Goes Long on China

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-- Premier Wen predicts China's future in Davos address 
-- China plans slower growth in domestic consumption 
-- China's economy in soft landing: IMF official 
-- Japanese gov't signs purchase contract on Diaoyu Islands: media 
-- Two Chinese patrol ships reach waters around Diaoyu Islands 
-- Commentary: China's determination to safeguard sovereignty unshakable 
-- Danish PM's China visit aims to boost trade