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PUBLISHED : Friday, 03 May, 2013, 7:08am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

China news round-up: Tibetan activist freed, India border stand-off continues


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

BBC News*
Conflicting reports on the Masanjia labour camp reflect an party dispute.
Xiaoxiang Morning News*
Hunan survey: 60 per cent donate to NGOs, 11 per cent to charities with government background.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Guangdong tries to stop officials from buying cigarettes with state funds.
Regulator clamps down on Internet rumors.

Financial Times
China guides renminbi to fresh high against the US dollar.
Cosco, China's biggest shipping company, could be delisted after two straight years of losses.
China Post
Taiwan's new gambling law bill will only allow gambling on outer islands.

Investments abroad
Economic Observer
reports on Chinese real estate investments in Cyprus.
Eurasia Daily Monitor
China claims a share in Kazakhstan's Kashagan offshore oil field.
Associated Press
First Chinese automaker in U.S. to open plants producing as many as 1,000 plug-in electric buses a year in the Mojave Desert.

PLA luxury cars
Global Times
PLA unit clarifies that a Volkswagen Touareg SUV is not a luxury car.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Beijing military region says it will not stop but fade out the use of luxury cars.
China Daily
Military denies the photographed vehicle had new military plate.

Environment and health
May Day aftermath: 180 tons of trash left on Xiamen's Gulangyu Island.
Radio Free Asia
China's mental health law 'is unlikely' to end petitioners' incarcerations.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Guangdong suspends poultry trade for one day.

India-China border dispute
Times of India
China refuses to confirm a visit by the Indian foreign minister to Beijing.
Indian Express
China declines to give a timeline for withdrawal of troops.
China’s Ladakh incursion is 'war minus the shooting'.
China News Service*
Leading PLA general Xu Qiliang says China should make "every effort to safeguard" its borders.

Woeser blog
The Tibetan activist condemns Apple for banning her husband's books from its Chinese store.
Radio Free Asia
A Tibetan activist is freed in critical condition after 25 years in prison.

Radio Free Asia
China registers the religious in the autonomous region.
Fei Chang Dao
Weibos censor "Selibuya" and "World Uighur Congress".

The world's largest movie theatre operator Wanda suspends takeover talks with European cinemas.
New York Times
Iron Man 3 has a big opening in China.
Sina Entertainment*
Iron Man 3 achieves box office record on its first day.

The Atlantic
Salman Rushdie on Chinese censorship.
Asia Times
Myanmar morphs to US-China battlefield, writes Bertil Lintner.
Global Times
Editorial: The correct approach is to marginalise Japan in Asia.


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