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China news round-up: Pakistan PM takes Beijing subway, heavy police presence in Xinjiang

PUBLISHED : Friday, 05 July, 2013, 7:54am
UPDATED : Friday, 05 July, 2013, 8:07am

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Beijing
Beijing News*
President Xi Jinping pushes for the development of the joint Economic Corridor.
The Frontier Post
“I have great liking for you and your brother,” Xi told Sharif.
Daily Times
Sharif called on China to assist in financing new electricity grid, infrastructure projects.
The Nation
Sharif travels on Beijing subway, is "impressed with its functioning".
Over the weekend Sharif will attend a China-Pakistan Energy Forum in Shanghai, meet a power company in Guangzhou, before flying home on Monday.

Wall Street Journal
The Supreme People's Court flirts with transparency.
The State Council allows Shandong and Jiangsu to issue bonds.
Ta Kung Pao*
Communist Party sends 45 "mass line" inspection teams to the provinces.
Asahi Shimbun
A heavy police presence is maintaining order in Xinjiang capital.

Civil society
China should slow urbanisation in the face of slower economic growth, said Cai Fang, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Guangzhou Intermediary Court considers live-streaming some trials of public interest.
Yanzhao Metropolis Daily*
Beijing medical scientists research 3D printing of bones.
China Film Biz
Tiny Times set new records for the opening day of a local film at $12.4 million running on nearly 50 percent of China's 15,000 screens.

China's economy is expected to grow 7.6 per cent in the second half of 2013, but risks are growing.
Debt of business, financial sectors stands "at 270 per cent of GDP", says Haitong Securities.
Financial Times
Antitrust probe into pharmaceutical companies marks another step in anti-competitive clampdown.
Tech in Asia
Air China rolls out free in-flight wifi, but bans smartphones from using it.

Foreign affairs
"No matter how the situation (in Egpyt) evolves, the friendly cooperation between the two countries will never change," said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying.
Times of India
As Defence Minister AK Antony flies to China, top PLA general warns India.
China Dialogue
Recent water wrangles between Ethiopia and Egypt show how Chinese-funded dams have shifted power dynamics in the Nile river basin.
People's Daily Online*
On Friday, Russia's and China's armed forces begin the "Joint Sea-2013" drill in the Sea of Japan, their largest joint naval exercise so far.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.