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China news round-up: Xi Jinping visits Mexico, anti-China protesters beaten in Vietnam

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 05 June, 2013, 7:02am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Xi Jinping arrives in Mexico
El Universal
Info-graphic: Bilateral trade, Chinese investments in Mexico
"Mexico is not ready to sign a free-trade agreement with a country like China," says a trade council official.
Señora Peng is the "mother and general of all of China".
Noticieros Televisa
Chinese tourism to Mexico has increased by 35 per cent over the last year.
Beijing News*
Xi will deliver the only official speech during this trip in Mexico.
Global Times
China, Costa Rica ink two billion US dollars in trade deals.
Brookings Institution
Five issues Xi should discuss with President Obama
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Xi's talks with Obama are not about crafting a fourth communiqué, nor about creating a G2.

Mexican President Peña Nieto welcomes Xi on Twitter

24th anniversary of the June 4th crackdown
New York Times
China's elite, including Premier Li Keqiang, has been molded in part by Tiananmen.
Radio Free Asia
Man in Jiangsu has been detained on subversion charges for posting a photo of the Tiananmen movement online.
Radio Free Asia
"The Hong Kong people are very, very persistent," says Emily Lau, chairwoman of Hong Kong's Democratic Party.
Blocked on Weibo
Searches for The Flower of Freedom, a song sung every year at the Victoria Park vigil in Hong Kong, are censored
China Post (Taiwan)
Beijing should better tolerate dissidents, says President Ma Ying-jeou.
Around 400 people participate in Tiananmen vigil in Macau.

People's Daily*
Justice should not be swayed by public opinion, says Zhou Qiang, president of the Supreme People's Court.
New York Times
Xi Jinping needs to be a nationalist to be a reformer, writes Robert Kuhn.
Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security and the National Health and Family Planning Commission are competing over their healthcare portfolios.

Civil society
The Guardian
Info-graphic: Victims of China's "cancer villages"
Ming Pao*
Zero per cent of Hong Kong students identify themselves as Chinese, according to a poll.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
China’s rich are traveling less, but spending more.

Der Spiegel
Solar tariffs: EU fires first shot in a trade war with China, in which Germany will loose out.
Wall Street Journal
Chinese investment in Myanmar falls sharply.
dissects Shuanghui's $4.7 billion US dollars acquisition of Smithfields Foods.

Foreign affairs
Asahi Shimbun
Japan and China agreed to shelve the dispute over the Diaoyu Islands in 1972, says Liberal Democratic Party elder.
Radio Free Asia
Vietnamese anti-China protesters called "thieves, prostitutes", beaten in detention.
Financial Times
Beijing wants a partnership of equals with the US.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.