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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 16 July, 2013, 8:09am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 16 July, 2013, 8:14am

China news round-up: Xi's image campaign 'fails to inspire', Ghana deports thousands of Chinese

BIO

Patrick Boehler has published on China and Southeast Asia in four languages for publications in the US, Europe and Asia. After stints with Austria's ministries of defence and foreign affairs in Vienna and Beijing, he began his reporting career in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian online news portal Malaysiakini and, later, The Irrawaddy Magazine, a Myanmar exile publication in Thailand. He holds a doctorate in political science and has taught journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Follow him on Twitter: @mrbaopanrui
 

China’s Q2 GDP at 7.5 per cent
People's Daily*
Slower growth is aimed at pushing reforms.
Reuters
China's Q2 growth slows, likely to spur reform effort.
Washington Post
China’s economic slowdown tests reform plans.
Wall Street Journal
Domestic consumption disappoints as China's GDP slows.
The Independent
China's economy is heading for slowest advance in over two decades.
Businessweek
Dialing back on stimulus while pushing reforms could slow economic growth even more.
Los Angeles Times
China's economy is slowing fast. And that may be a very good thing.
Bloomberg
China’s stocks extended last week’s gains, after the nation’s economy grew in line with analysts’ forecasts and the government widened foreign investor access to its markets.

Politics
Hebei Daily*
China's revolutionary history is the "best nutritional supplement", says President Xi Jinping.
The Economist
President Xi Jinping's campaign to boost the party’s image fails to inspire.
The Diplomat
China’s health care reform odyssey begins.
Ming Pao*
Xi appoints Beijing military command chief of staff Wang Ning as a fifth PLA deputy chief of staff.
 
Society
Beijing Times, News*
Editorials praise Tang Hui's victory in court: The Times says it is a "victory for civil rights [movement] oversight". Beijing News says the verdict will push labour camp reforms.
China Dialogue
Cadmium pollution in Yunnan reopens debate over public interest litigation.
New York Times
Tang Hui court ruling deals a blow to China's labour-camp system.
Tianhe*
Another police officer has been killed on duty in Xinjiang amid ethnic tensions.

Economy
Financial Times
China to quadruple solar power capacity to ease glut in domestic solar panel industry.
Le Monde
Rongsheng stops paying salaries at Rugao shipyard.
Bloomberg
China's slowdown sends Ordos to bust.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Air pollution prematurely killed 1,600 people in Hong Kong during the first half of this year.

Foreign affairs
Yomiuri Shimbun
Japan plans to to conduct a survey to collect details on outlying islands, some contested with China and Taiwan, such as the islands’ names, owners and their nationalities.
The Guardian
Ghana deports thousands in crackdown on illegal Chinese goldminers.
Financial Times
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu faces a domestic political scandal after news emerged that he withdrew a witness in a US lawsuit after facing pressure from China.
Indian Express
The PLA's Academy of Military Science says Ladakh intrusion was accidental.

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