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PUBLISHED : Monday, 15 April, 2013, 6:44am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

China news round-up: Chongqing labour camp inmate denied compensation, Sichuan graft crackdown continues


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

US Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to China
Global Times
Editorial: The visit is a test to Kerry’s ‘gentle’ side.
Foreign Policy
The People’s Liberation Army is showing rare signs of friendliness toward the United States, writes John Garnaut.
Activist Hu Jia was put under house arrest during Kerry's visit.
China Digital Times
sums up further news coverage on the visit.


Civil society
The New Yorker - Letter from China
The China-referenced clip of the Daily Show goes viral.
Global Times
Former labour camp inmate in Chongqing is denied compensation on Friday, the day petitioner Tang Hui was denied compensation in a landmark trial in Hunan. (Background)
Radio Free Asia
40 activists, petitioners protested after being barred from visiting the Beijing Municipal Women's Re-education Through Labor Facility on its open day.


The income gap between urban and rural Chinese is widening, according to an academic study.
It will be difficult to reduce the National Development and Reform Commission's powers, argues Peking University scholar Lu Feng.
Beijing News*
Huaxi, China's "richest village", is loosing money.
American mink farmers are scrambling to keep up with China's demand for all things fur.
ZD Net via Tech in Asia
Sina Weibo expands to Thailand, aims at doubling the number of registered users to 1.6 million in the first year of operation.


Deng Hong, a developer specialising in exhibition centres, is the third billionaire to face an corruption inquiry this year.
Zhang Jun, chairman of state-owned Chengdu Jiangong Group (CDJG), is being investigated by Communist Party discipline officials.
The Guardian
Fears for China's shuanggui detainees after Wenzhou official dies.
Officials cover their cars number plates at Beijing's private clubs.


Hong Kong, Macau
The Economist - Analects
Macau is a doing better job than Hong Kong in maintaing government archives.
Former Premier Zhu Rongji's daughter is appointed Bank of China Hong Kong Holdings' Deputy Chief Executive.


Taipei Times
Opposition leader Su says Chinese soft power is succeeding in "absorbing Taiwan."
Associated Press
Hunchun, a city of 250,000 people at the North Korean border, held an air-raid evacuation drill.

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