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China news round-up: Earthquake victims mourned, activists crackdown widened

PUBLISHED : Monday, 22 April, 2013, 6:44am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Yaan Earthquake
The New Yorker - Letter from China
The legacy of the 2008 earthquake changed the way many Chinese talk about government accountability, charity, and citizenship.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Expect limited aftershocks for China’s economy.
Tea Leaf Nation
Sorrow and angst fill social media.
Authorities report that no students were killed; prisons, nuclear facilities are safe*, pandas receive counselling.
Dahe Daily*
Celebrities should not travel to Yaan, says celebrity writer Han Han.
Jinan Times*
I will go to Yaan, says basketball star Yao Ming.

Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Lu Yiyi writes on where to find political reform in China.
New York Times
China expands crackdown on anti-corruption activists.
Supreme Court criticises official bureaucracy.
Graph: China’s middle class is heading west.

Taipei Times
Ma praises police for arrest of train bomb suspects in Guangdong.
China Post
Taiwan shrugs off European condemnation for executions.
China News Agency
Immigration Agency to expedite business travel permits for mainland Chinese.

US-China Human Rights reports
People's Daily
Commentary: Biased human rights report detrimental to trust-building.
Global Times
Americans' lives, personal security not duly protected: report.
Associated Press*
US report: Human rights worsening in China, Vietnam.
Study Times*
Political reform is not just window dressing, says Party paper.

Radio Free Asia
Uyghur businessman attacked after demolition complaint.
China Media Project
Questions surround Urumqi reporter’s death.

Myanmar oil and gas pipelines protest
Myanmese villagers protest against CNPC project in Rakhine.
Radio Free Asia
Six Myanmese are charged over pipeline protests.

Foreign Policy
Why are Chinese leaders so paranoid about the United States?, asks Ely Ratner.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Deputy head of China's Red Cross says its bad reputation stems from bad communication.
China News Service*
The government should be determined to reform, says Hu Yaobang's son Hu Deping.
China Radio International*
China should institutionalise the First Lady's job, says a Tsinghua scholar.


* denotes articles in Chinese language.