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China news round-up: Weibos censor reports on HK rallies, Xinjiang separatists fight in Syria

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 02 July, 2013, 7:41am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 02 July, 2013, 7:55am

July 1 rallies in Hong Kong
Global Times
"Carnivals were organized to celebrate the event."
Fei Chang Dao
Weibos censor searches about the rallies.
Radio Free Asia
Marchers defy storm warning to call for full elections.
Petition for fully democratic elections in 2017 draws 430,000 participants.
Wei Wen Po
alleges that the rally organisers exaggerate attendance figures to secure US funding.
Apple Daily*
Infographic: past attendance figures.

Ming Pao*
China's military police has 70,000 troops stationed in Xinjiang, more than in any other administrative division.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Online petition website crashes on first day.
Reforms are "racing against the rising expectations of the younger generation," writes Zhou Qiren, dean of the National School of Development at Peking University.
People's Daily*
China's sovereign wealth fund CIC didn't have a chairman for four months because no one was willing to take responsibility.

Civil society
Radio Free Asia
Chinese authorities confirm police fired at Uygur protesters.
The Guardian
Next Media, Hong Kong's biggest media group, offers HK$1 million reward after a series of attacks.
China Post
Taiwanese former fugitive "White Wolf" released on NT$1 million bail.
World's largest building, the New Century Global Center, opens in Chengdu.

New York Times
"Expect a long, difficult summer as everyone waits for the Third Plenum this autumn," writes Bill Bishop.
Financial Times
Editorial: Gloomy economic data should not lead to fresh stimulus.
Why China's lousy deposit rates could mean big business for Alibaba.
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, vies with China over tomato market.

Foreign affairs
Global Times*
At least 30 Xinjiang jihadists are fighting in Syria's civil war, says the Syrian ambassador to China.
China investigates EU wines in latest trade spat.
New York Times
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Snowden affair will not upset relations with China.
China Dialogue
China has higher environmental standards abroad than at home.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.