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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 12 June, 2013, 7:27am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

China news round-up: Tibetan nun self-immolates, KMT chief 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

Taiwan's Kuomingtang Honorary Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung in Beijing
People's Daily Overseas Edition*
Wu's visit raises "new hopes" in Taiwan.
Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou says he'd like to set up representative offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou.
BBC News*
Taiwan's Legislative Yuan will debate setting up representative offices in Beijing, Taipei on Wednesday.
Taiwan Today
Ma eyes closer cross-strait relations.
China News Service*
"One country, two systems" is the best institutional arrangement for Hong Kong, says Beijing's Liaison Office in the city.

People's Daily Overseas Edition*
criticises local governments for having taken on too much debt.
Chengdu Daily*
Sichuan's capital hires 1,000 internet vigilantes.
Tea Leaf Nation
Online furor as prosecutors recommend leniency for former railways minister Liu Zhijun.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Many cadres within China's Red Cross dread reforming the charity.

Civil society
Radio Free Asia
A Tibetan nun set herself ablaze on Tuesday during a large religious gathering in Sichuan province.
China's expanding life spans and waistlines.
New York Times
The Chinese pavilion at the Venice Biennale embodies the contradictions and limitations that come with being an artist in China.
Radio Free Asia
China's house church crackdown gathers pace.

The Atlantic
Can the Chinese pharmaceutical industry overcome its reputation for producing bogus medicine?
New York Times
Private equity capitalises on Chinese firms’ depressed shares.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Huawei builds hype around its new smartphone.
Financial Times
More Chinese inventions have a global impact and are recognised abroad.

Foreign affairs
China and the United States have reached a climate deal over the weekend.
A work team has been sent to Ghana to persuade Chinese digging gold in the country to return home.
First Post
India and China will discuss a border pact during Indian Defence Minister AK Anthony's visit to Beijing in July.
Asahi Shimbun
Japan's leading appliance retailer Yamada Denki leaves China.

The Guardian
The US is behaving like China, writes Ai Weiwei.
Global Post
China has good reason not to make the whistleblower's case into a headache for the US.
New York Times
Editorial: Fresh start for a critical relationship.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.


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