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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 18 April, 2013, 6:34am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

China news round-up: Premier calls for bigger social safety net, Huawei expands in Europe


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

Southern Metropolis Daily*
Li Keqiang calls for an expansion of the social safety net.
Radio Free Asia
Concerns over dam projects in Tibet.
Beijing News*
Former railway minister Liu Zhijun's graft trial: Contractor Ding Shumiao not charged yet, Ding's daughter stands trial.

Civil society
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Hong Kong actor Anthony Wong on being a leftist.
BBC News*
Basketball player Li Mingyang gets insulted for joining a Japanese team.
Global Times
Guangdong police seize more than a ton of ketamine hidden in wooden buddha statues.

The Guardian
Chinese banks ICBC and China Construction Bank top Forbes Global 2000 list of world's biggest companies.
Wall Street Journal
More Chinese companies are reporting inventories levels returning to more “normal” levels since the fourth quarter of 2012.
Daily NK
Almost all transactions in markets in North Korea along the Chinese border are conducted in yuan.

Luxury goods
Why China’s luxury shoppers are spurning Louis Vuitton for Burberry.
Bloomberg News
Kweichow Moutai says profits rose 21 per cent in the first quarter, still only half the pace of a year earlier.
Global Post
China luxury car club stirs class tension.

Investments abroad
Financial Times
Is Myanmar getting its act together in mining a nightmare for China?
Radio Free Asia
Loan approval puts Thailand-Laos-Vietnam rail on track, while talks on Chinese project has stalled.
Jakarta Post
A Chinese company wins tender to supply trains for the Indonesian capital's monorail project.

The European Commission is seeking to investigate Chinese telecoms equipment makers Huawei and ZTE.
Bloomberg News
Huawei plans to hire 5,500 in a push in Europe. 
New York Times
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei seems to be making plans to retire.

China Post
Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou tells military to guard against cyberattacks from Beijing.
Brookings Institution
"It's unwise for the United States to 'abandon Taiwan' for the sake of its relationship with China", says its regional policy director.
Bloomberg News
Samsung in Taiwan probe on allegations of paying for online reviews.

Parallel to the United States' "pivot to Asia", Xi Jinping is undertaking China's pivot, writes Indian former Foreign and Defence Minister Jaswant Singh.
China News Service*
China does not allow any country to create chaos to Asia, says the country's ambassador to the UK.
Tech in Asia
Rumors of weibo’s death are exaggerated, argues former Google China head Kai-fu Lee.


* denotes articles in Chinese language. 


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