Morning Clicks

Xi Jinping wraps up Africa tour and Guangdong admits to pension fund debt

PUBLISHED : Monday, 01 April, 2013, 7:09am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Guangdong says its pension fund is riddled with massive hidden debt.
Financial Times
Chengdu picks Dubai as partner to develop gambling-free horse racing.
China's environment is losing its battle against state-backed polluters.

China's Tencent messaging app may no longer be free, says a government official.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Alibaba founder Jack Ma says internet technology can't afford to be free any more.

Law and rights
Chinese Law Prof Blog
"Stability preservation" is not force majeure, Suzhou court rules. Georgetown professor Donald Clarke explains the landmark case.
Monday is the birthday of Liu Xia, Nobel Peace Price laureate Liu Xiaobo's wife. Activist Hu Jia , who has visited her previously, says he has been barred from leaving his home.
Petitioners gathered in Beijing to call for the release of Shenzhen policeman Wang Dengchao. (Background)
Yet another villager has been crushed to death while protesting a land grab.

Taipei Times
According to this poll, more Taiwanese are sceptical of their President Ma Ying-jeou than they are of Xi Jinping, Barack Obama.
Financial Times
The rise in Chinese visitors was “leading to higher security risks,” says Ma.
Taipei Times
Taiwan is moving one step closer to establishing a permanent representative office in Beijing.

Foreign relations
Xi Jinping wrapped up his Africa trip in Brazzaville.
South African Press Association
"Let him bring work!" a 34-year-old Congolese carpenter reacts to Xi's visit.
Agence-France Presse
Japan seeks Mongolia's support in Diaoyu/Senkaku dispute.
This January, North Korea imported nine times more silver from China than it did over the entire last year.