China news round-up: Investments in Europe soar, another Tibetan self-immolates
Are anti-corruption campaigns causing China's economy to slow?
Chinese investments in Europe hit a record high, marking an increase of 20 per cent over the last year.
China's antitrust authorities removed the last hurdle to Glencore's US$30 billion (HK$232 billion) takeover of miner Xstrata.
China poultry sector losses exceed $1.6 billion on bird flu scare.
Government debt and taxation
China local authority debt reaches 20 trillion yuan (HK$25.1 trillion), ‘out of control’.
The country's banking regulator tells rural lenders to reduce loans to local governments.
Minister of Finance Lou Jiwei outlines his vision on the scope of government expenditure.
A young Tibetan woman in Sichuan dies after setting herself on fire, says the Tibetan blogger.
Radio Free Asia
Qinghai court jails four Tibetans on separatism charges.
An opposing view to Isobel Yeung's commentary last week which argued that China has improved the lives of ethnic minorities in Inner Mongolia.
Guangdong Party Secretary Hu Chunhua says family planning rules will not be loosened.
Tea Leaf Nation
Chinese online reaction to New York Times Pulitzer becomes a case study in censorship.
Chinese rock star Cui Jian talks about the state of the music scene.
The New Yorker
In Zhejiang, the world’s biggest movie lot is getting even bigger, writes Ian Johnson.
The play #Aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiwei premiers in London on Wednesday.
Shenzhen's gets an extraordinary new stock exchange building.
New York Times
Iceland and China enter a free trade agreement, first European country to sign such an agreement with China.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Cooperation will focus on navigation, exploration of oil and gas in the Arctic.
The president of Iceland makes a case to involve China in Arctic regional talks.
Row continues over Chinese 'sacred' book lost in restroom in Japan.
Taiwanese government mulls making casino winnings tax-free for the next 20 years.
Why it's time to end China-bashing on the environment, writes Li Shuo.
* denotes articles in Chinese language