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PUBLISHED : Friday, 14 June, 2013, 7:58am
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China news round-up: Congress focuses on China in Snowden inquiry, Taiwan talks 'difficult'

BIO

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
 

Snowden in Hong Kong
Global Times
Editorial: Snowden is a "card" that China never expected.
China Media Project
NSA case means open season on foreign news use.
Wall Street Journal
Snowden claims complicate US-China ties.
Bloomberg
Snowden links being probed by Congress, focusing on China.
The Guardian
Pressure builds on US over Hong Kong civilian hacking allegations.
Financial Times
Editorial: Keep the focus on China cyber threat.
The Diplomat
Leaks "expose US hypocrisy" on China’s cyber activities.
The New Yorker - Letter from China
Snowden has fans in China.
Justrecently
Edward Snowden coverage on CCTV's Xinwen Lianbo.
Bloomberg - The Ticker
Snowden is too hot for China to handle.

Taiwan talks in Beijing
Beijing News*
China will uncompromisingly contain secessionists, said President Xi Jinping.
Taipei Times
on Taiwan talks in Beijing: "Chinese officials are unwilling to make any concessions, thus making the talks very difficult".
Beijing Morning News*
Roadmap for cross-traits ties has been set, said Xi.
China News Service*
"Let us never go back to gunfire," said Taiwan envoy Wu Poh-hsiung.

Dalai Lama in Australia
The Australian
Dalai Lama expressed optimism for reform under President Xi Jinping.
ABC News
The Tibetan spiritual head did not get a meeting with Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Reuters
Tibetan self-immolations having little effect, said the Dalai Lama.
Syndey Morning Herald
Next Dalai Lama might be a woman, said the current one

Politics
Wen Wei Po*
The Chinese Dream is superior to the dream of "constitutionalism" argues the party paper Red Flag.
Tea Leaf Nation
Local government borrowing spells trouble for China’s fiscal health.
Economic Information Daily*
Clampdown on expenditure on officials' luxury cars fails.
The Standard
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said Beijing may refuse to approve elected leader.

Civil society
Radio Free Asia
Two Tibetan singers who praised self-immolations have been jailed in Sichuan province.
Washington Post
Jerome Cohen disputes that New York University "booted" Chen Guangcheng.
China Change
New Citizen Movement exponent Huang Yonghua disappears.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
on the Phonemica project, which tries to record all of the thousands of China’s languages and dialects before they disappear.

Economy
Bloomberg
Should Macau duplicate the Las Vegas business model?
Asahi Shimbun
China to scrap iron ore import license system.
Caixin
Stopgap measures to keep property prices in Beijing at levels equivalent to a year ago are being averted by highly resilient demand.
Economic Observer
Why no one wants to lead China's $500 billion sovereign wealth fund.

Foreign affairs
People's Daily*
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe "plans a new Cold War".
New York Times
Sentiment builds in China to press claim for Okinawa.
The Telegraph
Belgian chocolates and the trade spat souring EU-China relations.
Chennai Centre for China Studies
China "must stop strategizing in cold war terms".

* denotes articles in Chinese language

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