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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 17 July, 2013, 7:27am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 17 July, 2013, 7:42am

China news round-up: Activist Xu Zhiyong arrested, Belarus industrial park gets go-ahead


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

Economic Observer
Editorial:  It's time for a China to abolish executions.
Three schools of thought have taken shape in ongoing debate on the Chinese constitution.
Global Times
Occupy Central movement is "doing harm to young people", said Zhang Xiaoming, director of the Liaison Office in Hong Kong.
Ta Kung Pao*
A reshuffle of local officials in Xinjiang is ongoing.

Civil society
New York Times
Hacking attempts, many thought to be from China, are forcing US universities to spend more to prevent and detect intrusions.
Financial Times
Many Muslims in Xinjiang province are being forced to choose between the state and their religion during Islam’s holiest month, say activists.
China Change
Prominent human rights activist Xu Zhiyong has been detained on criminal charges on Tuesday.
Der Spiegel
Anonymous Tibetan government official says the situation in the region "still is far worse than people in the West suspect".

Global Times*
Editorial: Chinese should start to get used to 7 per cent GDP growth.
Executed businessman Zeng Chengjie's 4 billion yuan company to go to state-owned company for 380 million yuan, says his lawyer
Wall Street Journal
Profile: the "invisible" former physicist Zhu Changhong, who helps steer China's US$3.5 trillion currency reserves.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
NetDragon's stock price plunged 21 per cent after Baidu announced its takeover plans.

Foreign affairs
China-Belarus Industrial Park gets go-ahead during Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko's visit to Beijing.
Chennai Centre for China Studies
Balochistan's Chief Minister travelled to China with Pakistan's PM last week to show the province is "at China's disposal".
China News Service*
Ministry of Foreign Affairs protests over US support for Taiwan's UN civil aviation bid.
China Dialogue
China needs to change its energy strategy in the Mekong region.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.