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China news round-up: Diaoyu activists pledge return to islands, death for Liu Zhijun?

PUBLISHED : Monday, 08 July, 2013, 7:13am
UPDATED : Monday, 08 July, 2013, 7:30am

On Sunday, tens of thousands commemorated online the 67th anniversary of the Marco Polo Bridge Incident which started the Second Sino-Japanese War. 
People's Daily Overseas Edition*
Hong Kong Diaoyu-activists pledged to return to the disputed islands in August.
Beijing News*
Sentencing of former Railways Minister Liu Zhijun is scheduled for Monday morning.
Beijing Times*
Gen. Fan Changlong, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, inspects Xinjiang.

Civil society
Ming Pao*
Henan migrant workers clash with police in Maoming, Guangdong province.
Fei Chang Dao
Sina Weibo censors anniversary of Internet shutdown in Xinjiang in 2009.
The Economist
Returning students, "sea turtles", are faring poorly in the labour market.
Offbeat China
China’s post-90s migrant workers: Rural identity but urban heart.

Project Syndicate
If financial de-leveraging is quick and orderly, President Xi Jinping, PM Li Keqiang will emerge stronger in time for their reappointment in 2017, writes Minxin Pei.
China's money-market cash squeeze is likely to reduce credit growth this year by 750 billion yuan, equivalent to the size of Vietnam's economy.
Ecuador says China National Petroleum Corp. joins US$12 billion refinery project.
Swiss businesses are the new, and surprising, target of Chinese government scrutiny.

Foreign affairs
Global Times*
Editorial: China should have a larger navy presence in the Sea of Japan.
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif said that he would set up a 'China Cell' in his office, tasked with supervision of all bilateral development projects.
New York Times
A new anti-American axis? The Sino-Soviet split is ancient history.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Canada loses lustre as a destination for corrupt Chinese cash.

* denotes articles in Chinese language