Netizens defend free WeChat service and Taobao marks record transaction
Southern Metropolis Daily*
A video report on how Shangba in Guangdong deals with its stigma as “cancer village.”
A speculative, but insightful profile on the Communist Party’s rising star Lu Hao.
Isaac Stone Fish discovers China's lamest Facebook clone yet.
Taobao just had what is in all likelihood the largest transaction on the online platform ever: a nearly 159 million yuan (HK$199 million) property deal.
Editorial: Apology from Apple benefits all sides.
Chinese state media attacks on Apple are "rotten to the core", says an academic.
China Digital Times
Netizens don't want telecom operators to charge them for WeChat.
10% less Guangdong students get jobs before graduating.
Radio Free Asia
Chinese eviction village Gaowangdui wins rare vote.
Guangzhou Daily*, via China Development Brief
There will be 40,000 registered NGOs in Guangdong by 2018, predicts a provincial planner.
Hunan petitioner Tang Hui was notified on April 1 that she will get her day in court on April 12. (Background)
The key to expanding energy trade between China and Russia is China Development Bank, says fellow Erica s. Downs.
A benevolent Indonesian perspective on a China's peaceful rise.
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