China news round-up: French president in Beijing, Xinjiang officials urged to be vigilant
French President in Beijing
notes that François Hollande's visit is his first trip to China and the first formal state visit in Beijing of Xi Jinping's presidency.
Human rights have been "sacrificed" for business deals.
Hollande will do the "minimum of the minimum" in pressing China on human rights issues.
Hollande's visit is a "great commercial success".
"China doesn't have citizens, it has consumers," says the former head of France's Shanghai Expo Pavilion, José Frèches.
China urges the US, after Boston bombings, to condemn Xinjiang "terrorism".
Kashgar municipal government website*
Work meeting calls on officials to be vigilant and "not afraid of danger".
Ministry of Defence website*
The aircraft carrier Liaoning is no "zhainan" (nerd), will soon venture beyond China's territory.
Charities and civic groups represent a subtle political challenge.
Radio Free Asia
Two Tibetans, not three as first reported by Radio Free Asia, die after setting themselves on fire in Sichuan.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Michael Anti on how China’s censors are breeding a frustrated generation of Internet users.
Corruption and crime
China mulls setting a price limit to expensive cigarettes.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Two Guangdong officials jailed for corruption are freed early, resume old jobs.
Henan man declared innocent after spending 12 years in jail for murder, rape.
It is a "tough spring" for graduating job-seekers.
Only one in four Beijing university graduates get a job upon graduation, says the city's education department.
with salaries as low as 2,000 yuan, there are less social workers in Nanjing.
China will have ten million bachelors next year, says a scholar.
Economic Information Daily*
China should universally allow two only children to have more than one child, says the national social security fund's party secretary.
* denotes articles in Chinese language