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PUBLISHED : Friday, 12 April, 2013, 6:47am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

China news round-up: Official apologizes for providing wrong data, Beijing land sales surge


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

A Chinese customs spokesman apologized for providing “incorrect” data sourced from the Internet, underscoring concern at the credibility of official numbers.
In Beijing, investors bought almost as much land for residential use in the first quarter of 2013 as they did all of last year.
Beijing News*
Unemployment rate of university graduates is "critical", says the Ministry of Education.
China Business News*
Chinese movie industry relies on second-tier cities.


Civil society
Legal Daily*
Today, petitioner Tang Hui gets her day in court. She is seeking compensation and an apology for her detention in a labour camp.
The Atlantic
For gay Chinese, getting married means getting creative.
The Guardian
Chinese cyber-investigators find exposure on social media can protect them from the corrupt officials they seek to uncover.
Radio Free Asia
Tibetans detained for protesting destruction of their homes.
Xiaoxiang Morning News*
tells the story of the disappearance of Li Zhuang's assistant Ma Shaojun in Chongqing.


Foreign Affairs
Global Times
Editorial: "Geopolitics makes abandoning North Korea naive."
Foreign Policy
Shen Dingli on what US Secretary of State John Kerry should tell China during his visit.
Cambodia Daily
Cambodian tycoon Kith Meng considers buying a Chinese satellite.


The Irrawaddy
Farmers say they did not receive compensation for land taken for the construction of two Chinese pipelines.
Narinjara News Agency
A rare protest is allowed by the Rakhine State government against a Chinese deep-sea port and the pipeline project.
Bangkok Post
Myanmar pipeline to China leaks.


The Telegraph
Rival Chinese doctors nearly came to blows after attempting, quite literally, to win over the heart of a terminal patient.
Tech in Asia
DropBox, one of the world's largest cloud-storage providers, aims for the Chinese market.


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