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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 04 July, 2013, 7:26am
UPDATED : Thursday, 04 July, 2013, 7:46am

China news round-up: Pakistan PM begins visit, PLA replaces Tibet military commander

BIO

Patrick Boehler has written for Foreign Policy, Time, Bloomberg, Le Monde Diplomatique and the Chinese weekly Shidai Zhoubao. He has covered Southeast Asia for the Austrian daily Wiener Zeitung and China's relations with Myanmar for the Myanmese magazine The Irrawaddy, reporting from the trenches of the Kachin civil war and Yangon's tea houses. He began his reporting career in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian online news portal Malaysiakini. Before moving to Hong Kong, he worked for Austria's ministries of defence and foreign affairs in Beijing. He studied in Milan, Vienna, Beijing and Hong Kong.
 

Politics
Financial Times
Troubling anniversary fixes focus on Xinjiang and Tibet.
Asia Times
A "cultural crisis" has led to conflicts in Xinjiang and Tibet, says Tsinghua philosopher Wang Hui.
Ming Pao*
The heads of the Chengdu Military Region, which includes Tibet, and the National Defence University have been replaced.
Economic Observer
Ambitious executives at China's state-owned enterprises want to become officials and aging officials hope to retire to a well-paid position with an SOE.

Civil society
The Economist
China’s workers, newly conscious of its rights, have developed a reputation for taking a firm hand with managers whom they fear might abscond their owed wages.
Tea Leaf Nation
Genetically modified soy has become a new flashpoint for Chinese consumers.
Reuters
Ethnic Koreans in China swap burdensome North for profitable South.
The Guardian
Hong Kong journalists fear erosion of press freedom.

Economy
Bloomberg
Premier Li Keqiang said fiscal funds should be used to redevelop shantytowns and improve basic infrastructure.
Businessweek
Service-sector companies are seeing lacklustre business, according to two separate surveys released July 3.
Wall Street Journal
Apple could soon tap the world's biggest pool of potential iPhone buyers: China Mobile's customers.
Quartz
93 per cent of US fireworks are made in China.

Foreign affairs
Brookings Institution
"We don’t object to Chinese espionage, they should not object to ours," says Kenneth Lieberthal ahead of the upcoming US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue next week.
The Nation - Pakistan
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's five-day visit on Wednesday is set to tackle security of Chinese in Pakistan, writes columnist S.M.Hali., (India's defence minister leaves for China today in first such visit since 2006)
Global Times*
Editorial: The final outcome of the overthrow of Egpytian President Mursi is America's call.
Asahi Shimbun
Japan protests China's new natural gas facility in disputed waters.

* denotes articles in Chinese language
 

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