China news round-up: Xi Jinping to focus on job creation, police beat Tibetan monk to death | South China Morning Post
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China news round-up: Xi Jinping to focus on job creation, police beat Tibetan monk to death


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

Global Times
President Xi Jinping stresses creating jobs as paramount task.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
The National Reform and Development Commission has become a  "small State Council".
People's Daily*
Some officials have an ideological "calcium deficiency".
Economic Observer
Policy makers are split over the pace at which smaller cities should expand.

Civil society
Gaokao-registration is set to continue to fall to its lowest level in almost a decade..
Beijing News
Seven men have been sentenced to prison for illegally detaining petitioners in Beijing.
Radio Free Asia
Chinese police beat Tibetan monk to death over banned cassettes.
Hainan schoolmaster, official face child molestation charges after initial contradictory police reports.

EU to warn China it may levy duties against Huawei.
Beijing rents have nearly doubled over the last five years.
Bloomberg News
Audi holds on to demand as luxury auto sales slow.
Hukou reforms could become China's new growth engine, says an analyst.

Foreign affairs
Times of India
China reacts cautiously to Nawaz Sharif's victory in Pakistan.
Financial Times
The Arctic Council is set to rule on China's status.
In Cambodia, China fuels deadly illegal logging trade.
Radio Free Asia
Myanmar's 88 Generation group of former dissidents holds first talks with China.

Foreign Policy
How China is revolutionising warfare online.
The Atlantic
traces Chinese participation in United Nations peacekeeping operations.
China Post
Fishing boat returns to Taiwan after being intercepted by Vietnam in the South China Sea.

* denotes articles in Chinese language. 

Correction: the orginal summary wrongly stated that the Beijing petitioners themselves had been sentenced to prison.


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