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China news round-up: US, China agree on non-binding climate plan, house churches thrive

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 11 July, 2013, 7:47am
UPDATED : Thursday, 11 July, 2013, 7:53am

US-China Summit in Washington
Global Times
Editorial: Honesty is basis for China-US dialogue.
Financial Times
China and the US agree on a non-binding plan to cut heavy-duty vehicle emissions.
New York Times
The acquisition of America's largest pork producer by Shuanghui International could have implications for national security, the Senate Agriculture Committee was told.
China's military has the world's “most active and diverse ballistic missile program,” with an expanding inventory of nuclear warheads that can reach the US, according to a Pentagon intelligence report.
China's securities watchdog said it is ready to turn over audit documents of a Chinese company listed in the United States to US regulators.
China News Service*
Vice-Premier Wang Yang says the US and China cannot afford a "divorce".
Washington Post
China’s blackout of U.S. media can no longer be ignored, writes Jim Sciutto, former chief of staff at the US embassy in Beijing.
The Hill
The White House global warming plan gives US leverage in climate negotiations with China, an International Energy Agency official said.

Editorial: The State Council has vowed to make better use of tax funds, a move that would help spur economic growth exactly when it is needed.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
China is absent from Transparency International's corruption report.
Global Times
Anhui province allows civil servants to own companies.
The city of Ordos is so heavily-indebted that it is unable to pay its employees.

Radio Free Asia
Authorities in Wuxi are holding more than a dozen rights activists who helped petitioners escape from a "black jail".
The Gazette
China's underground church thrives despite challenges.
Tea Leaf Nation
Young e-commerce entrepreneurs weigh in on Taobao.
Inscriptions found in Shanghai pre-date oldest Chinese language by 1,400 years.

Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Economists react to China’s surprise trade dip.
China has 100 cities with more than a million inhabitants and no premium car dealers.
"Why I became a Chinese shadow banker", explains Joe Zhang
Tech in Asia
Huawei is considering building a manufacturing plant in Pakistan.

Foreign affairs
Yomiuri Shimbun
Japan's Self-Defense Forces have been tasked with facing up to Chinese ships and aircraft in the Diaoyu Islands, but suffer from a lack of personnel and aircraft.
Leadership (Nigeria)
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan gets US$1.1 billion in low-interest loans from China, to meet Sinopec, Huawei, ZTE representatives on Thursday.
Radio Free Asia
Chinese patrol boards, damages Vietnamese trawlers near the Paracel islands.
Belarusian Telegraph Agency
Europe's last dictator Alexander Lukashenko will begin an official visit to China next Monday.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.