Wen Jiabao's family riches
Exporting China’s Development to the World
-- More on Chinese investments in North Korea Xiyang invested $40 million in an iron ore mine, but after four months, by which time the North Korean partner has apparently mastered the technology involved, the mine was taken over by the North Koreans and Chinese workers evicted at gunpoint.
-- Huawei Proposes Security Test Center In a bid to address regulators' security fears, Chinese telecom company Huawei wants to establish a cyber security test center in Australia.
-- ASEAN a glimmer of hope for easing China tension The series of Association of Southeast Asian Nations summits next month could offer some hope of Japan and China mending their strained ties, according to the chairman of a Singapore think tank.
New York Times
-- Europe and the ‘Asia Pivot’ If war between China and Taiwan or Japan were to break out, the Europeans would make sympathetic noises but leave the United States to do the fighting. This is not for lack of courage, but mainly for lack of weapons — the right kinds and the right quantities.
-- Christian Bale honours Chen Guangcheng Human Rights First, a rights organisation in New York, gave its 2012 Human Rights Award to Mr Chen at its annual gala on Wednesday.
Council on Foreign Relations
-- Will the Real Chinese Leaders Please Stand Up? As China watcher Francesco Sisci has noted, there are still “so many elements up in the air,” including: how many people will be in the standing committee? Will there be a woman? Will Hu Jintao stay as chairman of the Central Military Commission?
Detroit Free Press
-- Daimler lowers forecast for 2012 China is making a big bet on electric vehicles, but it will need to bring in expertise and technology from foreign players to create competitive vehicles, said Michael Liebreich, CEO of New Energy Finance.
New York Times
-- Billions in Hidden Riches for Family of Chinese Leader A review of corporate and regulatory records indicates that the prime minister’s relatives, some of whom have a knack for aggressive deal-making, including his wife, have controlled assets worth at least $2.7 billion.
Sydney Morning Herald
-- The man who might have been king ''Destroy me if you dare,'' he seemed to be saying to his leadership peers, who were no doubt watching every word.
-- Mainland rating agencies make their debut in HK
-- Illegal workers disturb ties with African states
-- China fleet continue patrolling Diaoyu Islands waters
-- China opposes Japanese military drills: DM spokesman
-- China confirms surveillance ships patrolling near Diaoyu Islands
-- China, Australia, New Zealand to hold joint drill
-- Australia to take no side in the dispute of South China Sea
-- The Liaoning offers strong backup force to maritime surveillance
-- Agreement signed between Tunisian, Chinese writers to boost partnership
-- China needs greater social assistance investment: report