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PUBLISHED : Friday, 19 April, 2013, 6:50am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

China news round-up: Ta Kung Pao apologizes, Australian university denies ditching Dalai Lama

BIO

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
 

Xi Jinping didn't take a taxi
Tea Leaf Nation
Chinese press rushes to withdraw the botched story.
Ming Pao*
The two journalists are respected Beijing correspondents.
Global Post
Luo Changping says Xinhua's denunciation of the story will be used as a justification for further tightening control of the media.

Civil society
Al Jazeera - The Stream
China censors the word 'censorship' in film director Feng Xiaogang's recent Hong Kong speech.
Asahi Shimbun
Those who have become wealthy through thanks to market economy have become an interest group blocking reforms, says leading journalist Hu Shuli.
People's Daily*
The domestic paramilitary police should be better prepared, says Fan Changlong, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission.

Economy
Bloomberg
China luxury jet sales are set to surge this year, says an analyst.
Financial Times
Amid lower growth, Beijing shifts focus to developing a mass consumer society.
Caixin
Rail freight reforms to launch in May.

Austerity measures
People's Daily* - Overseas Edition
argues that a luxury hotels' loss in revenue shows that austerity measures are successful.
Beijing News*
The Chinese government spends 600 billion yuan per year on "san gong" expenses: official banquets, overseas travel and government vehicles.

Pollution
Global Times
Oil spill in Bohai Bay reported.
Xinhua*
Wenzhou mayor vows to swim in a local river after cleanup.

China abroad
The New Yorker - Letter from China
Reactions in China to the US gun control vote.
The Guardian
Ghana seizes one million faulty condoms imported from China.

Taiwan
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Taiwan’s obsession with the mainland TV show 'I'm a singer'.
Haixi Morning Post via China Development Brief
Taiwanese social organisations are now allowed to set up branches in Xiamen, Fujian.
China News Agency
Taiwan's economy to grow by 3.6 per cent in 2013, up from 1.3 per cent last year, says a UN research unit.

Australia
The Guardian
Sydney University is criticised for blocking a visit by the Dalai Lama.
Australian Associated Press
Sydney University denies ditching Dalai Lama "to protect its financial ties with the Chinese government".
The Australian
Free trade talks between China and Australia are deadlocked over foreign investment restrictions.

 

* denotes articles in Chinese language.

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