Morning Clicks
PUBLISHED : Friday, 05 April, 2013, 6:31am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Qingming tributes are censored and Beijing invites Myanmar's opposition parties


Patrick Boehler has published on China and Southeast Asia in four languages for publications in the US, Europe and Asia. After stints with Austria's ministries of defence and foreign affairs in Vienna and Beijing, he began his reporting career in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian online news portal Malaysiakini and, later, The Irrawaddy Magazine, a Myanmar exile publication in Thailand. He holds a doctorate in political science and has taught journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Follow him on Twitter: @mrbaopanrui

Beijing Morning News*
Beijing's most respected hospital denies online rumours over infections.
Xinhua Xiandai Kuaibao*
Customers scramble for Chinese herbal medicine, face masks in Nanjing.
Wuhan Morning News*
Shanghai's Health Centre deputy director tells the story of how the first case of H7N9 was discovered.
Beijing News*
Beijing Union Medical College expert says too much is still unknown about the disease.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Guangdong deputy governor says the province should brace itself for cases of H7N9.
Shanghai begins culling poultry.

Tomb Sweeping Festival
Photos of retired leaders Jiang Zemin and Wu Bangguo on Tomb Sweeping trips circulate on Weibo, censors block comments.
Photos of tributes at the graves of Bo Xilai's father Bo Yibo and Gu Kailai's father Gu Jingsheng are censored.
Asahi Shimbun
Political reform supporters pay tribute at Hu Yaobang's grave.
The New York Times
tries to explain the fairly recent surge in Qingming activities.

Civil Society
Radio Free Asia
Tibetan activist Woeser writes that there is 'No room for Tibetans in the Chinese Dream.'
Radio Free Asia
Students in Gansu were questioned after commemorating the anniversary of the 2008 Lhasa riots.
Law practitioners around the country are infuriated by lawyer Wang Quanzhang's detention after court hearing in Jiangsu.

Financial Times
Apple takes down app in China: Online bookstore provided access to books banned by government.
Wall Street Journal
“I tell my German friends, ‘Don’t worry too much about Chinese companies imitating you, they are creating value for you down the road,’” Li Daokui, a leading Chinese economist says putting a new spin on intellectual property rights violations in China.
Foreign Policy
argues that foreign companies need to swallow their pride and get used to apologizing to China.
Time Magazine
Michael Schuman visits Huawei.
The Guardian
Chinese become the world's biggest-spending tourists.

China in Southeast Asia
China Mobile joins the race for telecoms licenses in Myanmar, competes with George Soros' investment fund.
Cambodia Daily
Cambodia hopes for US$2 billion in loans from China. Prime Minister Hun Sen is set to arrive in Beijing tomorrow.
Bangkok Post
Thailand and Laos agree (in principle) on high-speed railway project to link the countries with China.
Eleven Weekly
China invites Myanmese opposition parties to visit Beijing

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