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China news round-up: Liu Tienan investigated, Murong Xuecun's weibo account deleted

PUBLISHED : Monday, 13 May, 2013, 6:14am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

New York Times
Beijing is investigating Liu Tienan, an official a journalist had dared to challenge.
People's Daily Weibo*
"A rumour has become a fact," the paper comments on the investigation of Liu Tienan.
Asahi Shimbun
Chinese authorities ban human rights, political discussions at universities.
People's Daily Overseas Edition*
Chinese Peasants' and Workers' Democratic Party sets up working committees.

Civil society
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Economist Mao Yushi counters a Cultural Revolution redux.
People's Daily*
The Chinese Red Cross has to become more of a civil society organisation.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
A court in Henan rules that police investigation proceeding should not be secret.
Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center
A Mongol-Tibetan school principal is jailed in Inner Mongolia after attempting to flee via Hong Kong.
Novelist Murong Xuecun's Sina Weibo account gets deleted amid wider crackdown on influential voices on social media.

Beijing Times
Growth in luxury car sales have is down  80 per cent in the first quarter compared to a year ago amid a call for official austerity.
Bloomberg News
Beijing Auto releases its first Saab-based model ahead of listing in Hong Kong.
Financial Times
A Chinese investor plans to spend 1 billion pounds to turn London dock area into an Asian business cluster.
Southern Daily*
A circuit board manufacturer an hour's drive from Macau has discharged two million tons of hazardous waste a year into the Xi River.

Foreign affairs
Asahi Shimbun
Despite its extravagance, Chinese aid is not always welcomed in Africa.
Clashes in Myanmar are likely to delay the start of the Myanmar-China gas pipeline.
Graphic: Countries that rely on exports to China are vulnerable.
Tuoitre News Vietnam
Chinese fishing boats violate Vietnam’s territorial waters.

Wenchuan earthquake anniversary
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Only 12 of 630 Wenchuan orphans have been adopted.
Seeing Red in China
Video: an interview with a woman who lost her son in Wenchuan.
Beijing Daily*
The capital maintains 81 earthquake shelters.

People's' Daily Online*
on why China should remember the Wenchuan victims.
The New Yorker - Letter from China
"Whenever the unspoken rules became too punitive, and the balance was broken," says Wu Si
The Guardian
Food scandals are undermining trust in China's new regime, writes Jonathan Fenby.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.