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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 28 May, 2013, 6:43am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

China news round-up: Li Keqiang returns from Europe, 'a friend in need' visits Beijing


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

Premier Li Keqiang returns from Germany
Financial Times
Germany stalls EU action against China.
In Germany and Switzerland, Li chooses his friends carefully.
Li says China, Germany could be economic "dream team".
Beijing News*
Germany and China to co-operate on food safety.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Li is more outgoing than his predecessor.

Sri Lankan president visits China
Daily Mirror
This is President Mahinda Rajapaksa's sixth state visit. Ties with Beijing are not "exclusive", stresses Colombo.
Hindustan Times
10 pacts are on table during Rajapaksa's visit: infrastructure, trade, manufacturing.
Global Times
A "friend in need is a friend indeed".
Daily News
60,000 Chinese tourists are expected to visit Sri Lanka this year.

People's Daily
Communist Party declassifies its internal regulations.
Xiaoxiang Morning News*
Party makes its "legislation law" public.
New Express Daily*
Kunming mayor gets more than 10,000 messages on his new microblog every day.
Radio Free Asia
Fresh clashes hit Kashgar.

Civil society
Global Post
The miserable plight of China’s millennials.
Radio Free Asia*
Bao Tong demands the unconditional release of the "10 gentlemen".
Deutsche Welle
Hu Yong compares his blogging experience with Indian and Bangladeshi colleagues.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Residents decry Beijing’s shuttering of online doctor-appointment system.

Shale gas exploration in the Southwest could bring more earthquakes.
New Zealand, China may allow direct currency conversion for trade.
China's migrant worker pay growth nearly halved last year.
Beijing News*
An e-commerce law is currently being drafted.

Foreign affairs
Financial Times
China eyes carbon emissions cap, reversing earlier position.
Most EU states oppose Chinese solar panel duties, diplomats say.
China News Service*
China and Russia are set to hold their largest anti-terror drill so far.
Global Times*
Editorial: Japan is bound to lose out in the Senkaku conflict.

The Observer
Art Basel fair woos wealthy Chinese with champagne, logos and singers.
Beijing Cream
Chinese music experts debate Ai Weiwei’s musicality. 
Times of India
Mahatma Gandhi's thoughts make debut in China.
People's Tribune*
lists seven differences between the Chinese and the American Dream.

* denotes articles in Chinese language. 



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