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China news round-up: 'Uncharismatic' premier arrives in Switzerland, troops prepare for Mali

PUBLISHED : Friday, 24 May, 2013, 6:33am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Li Keqiang continues first overseas trip as premier in Switzerland
Le Temps
China and Switzerland are expected to sign a free-trade agreement today.
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Li "woos for trust".
Tribune de Genève
Li is "not very charismatic".
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Li on why he visits Switzerland: free-trade, finance. 
Chinese premier raises five-point proposal for boosting cooperation with Pakistan.
Pakistan Observer
Pakistan seeks China's support in civil nuclear technology.
China Radio International
Transcript of Li's speech in Islamabad: "If you love China, please also love Pakistan".
The Economist
Flowery rhetoric fails to hide difficulties in India-China relations.
People's Daily Overseas Edition*
China-India relations will "surprise contemptible scoundrels".

North Korean enovy visits China
Diplomatic source expects a meeting with President Xi Jinping.
Economic Observer
What North Korea wants from China: a visit, food aid
Global Times
Vice-Marshal Choe Ryong-hae says North Korea is now willing to resolve tensions through dialogue.
North Korea says willing to take China's advice to start talks.

Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Return of ideological attacks threatens reform in China.
China Youth Daily*
Editorial: The more the government dares to speak out, the more credibility it gains.
Supreme People's Procuratorate calls for measures to prevent petitioners' suicides, self-harm of petitioners.

Civil society
China Labour Bulletin
China has 61 million left-behind children in the countryside and 35.8 million migrant children in cities, according to a study.
Tea Leaf Nation
Chinese graduates are facing the toughest job market in recent history. 
Foreign Policy
on the strange world of Chinese military fantasy novels.

China's plan to spend $6.5 trillion on urbanization to bolster the economy is running into snags.
New York Times
Markets rattled amid fears of a slowdown in Asia.
Financial Times
Chinese solar industry seeks tariff deals to avoid punitive charges by the US, EU.

Foreign affairs
on "the powerful people" arguing for US-China free trade.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe met visiting Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang.
Le Monde
China is ready to send 500 soldiers to Mali.
Global Times*
Op-Ed: Be wary of Japan's online militarism. 

* denotes articles in Chinese language.