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China news round-up: activist wants Bo Xilai exiled, netizens react to graft trial

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 10 April, 2013, 6:39am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Politics and Crime
Tea Leaf Nation
Reactions to the announcement of former Shandong governor Huang Sheng being prosecuted for corruption.
Foreign Policy
Exiled labour activist Han Dongfang suggests disgraced party leader Bo Xilai should be exiled.
6 Shenzhen Airlines executives face trial for embezzling more than 2 billion yuan (HK$2.5 billion) from the airline jointly owned by Air China and the Shenzhen municipal government.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Guangdong pledges to release the figures for "san gong" expenses (cars, receptions, trips) of every county in the province by the end of the month.

Civil Society
China Media Project
Authorities cancel indie film festival in Yunnan.
Radio Free Asia
Censors delete 'China Dream' song.
Le Monde
The French-Chinese abstract painter Zao Wou-Ki (Zhao Wuji) has passed away.
Yanzhao Metropolis Daily*
Mo Yan's book recalling the seven days he stayed in Sweden to receive the Nobel Price in literature is set to be published in April.

China Labour Bulletin
recorded around 50 labour strikes in China in March as workers continue to demand higher pay.
Financial Times
Fitch downgrades China's credit rating.
Wall Street Journal
Citigroup’s head of China research looks at how investors are reacting to H7N9.
The newly established China Railway Corporation has a long way to go if it wants to evolve into an efficient modern enterprise.

US-China relations
Beijing Times*
Cui Tiankai, a former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and ambassador to Japan, is officially appointed as new ambassador to Washington, has a reputation as "problem killer."
China Law & Policy
This blog post wonders why the position of US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs has been vacant for two months.
All Things Nuclear
US Secretary of State John Kerry will have to address China's disappointment with US engagement during his upcoming visit, argues Gregory Kulacki.

Environment and Health
Officials say water in Yunnan's "milk river" is drinkable.
Group of activist lawyers say they are willing to defend pollution victims in Hubei who have been charged with extortion.
By 2020, the number of cancer deaths in China will climb from about 2.5 million to 3 million annually.

China Post
Taiwan-China service trade agreement to be signed soon.
China Post
Taiwan suspends embassy construction project in Burkina Faso, one of only 23 countries recognising the island as China's legitimate government.

* denotes articles in Chinese language