China news round-up: China closes N Korean bank account, Mo Yan 'just wants to write' | South China Morning Post
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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 08 May, 2013, 7:01am
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China news round-up: China closes N Korean bank account, Mo Yan 'just wants to write'


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*
reports on the State Bureau for Letters and Calls trying to abolish its controversial grading system.
China News Service*
Petitioners may not be intercepted in public spaces, says a member of the Central Discipline Inspection Commission.
Global Times
The White House "cannot be the foreign 'petition office' of China". (Zhu Ling case)

Civil society
Xiaoxiang Morning News*
Survey: 80 per cent of urban residents want to move to away from large cities.
China Labour Bulletin
Strikes and worker protests in China’s service sector are increasing.
Voice of America*
Activist Chen Yunfei is missing.
Fei Chang Dao
Posts about Liu Xiaobo's brother-in-law disappear from Sina Weibo.

Baidu makes a $370 million move to become China's YouTube.
The Age
In June, China will begin an experiment in emissions trading when Shenzhen's pilot scheme kicks off.
Shuttlecock manufacturers in China say the spread of the H9N7 bird-flu virus has led to a feather shortage.
Gold imports by China from Hong Kong more than doubled to an all-time high before the April price slump.

Foreign affairs
The Telegraph
David Cameron 'must apologise' for meeting Dalai Lama to restore diplomatic relations with China.
China could soon replace Germany as Russia's largest destination for natural gas exports.
China has raised concerns about European Union plans to negotiate an free trade deal with the United States.
Economic Observer
China has been rapidly expanding its presence in Latin America.

China's neighbours
People's Daily*
questions Japan's sovereignty over the Ryukyu Islands.
The Hindu
The Ladakh border stand-off brought India closer to the US.
Eleven Media
China will bankroll the construction of a railway line from a Myanmar port to Yunnan.
Financial Times
Bank of China stops business with a North Korean bank.

Thanh Nien
China sends giant fleet to East Sea, endangering fish stocks.
Chinese fishing fleet rushes to Vietnam’s Truong Sa.

Pentagon cyber-espionage report
The New York Times
US blames China’s military directly for cyberattacks.
Global Times
Editorial: Pentagon report "falls flat on its face".

Der Spiegel
Ai Weiwei wants to "put up a fight".
Tea Leaf Nation
I just want to write,” says Mo Yan.

* denotes articles in Chinese language. 



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