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China news round-up: Film censorship to continue, national universal suffrage 'impossible'

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 18 July, 2013, 7:39am
UPDATED : Thursday, 18 July, 2013, 7:51am

Ta Kung Pao*
The seven Politburo Standing Committee members inspect regions.
Global Times*
Editorial: Universal suffrage in Hong Kong is possible, but there will never be national elections.
The Conversation
The current Chinese leaders might be described as conservative in outlook, but they are also profoundly pragmatic, writes Kerry Brown.
Economic Observer
Economists on PM Li Keqiang's new slogan: "use new capital well and revitalize existing assets".

Civil society
Receiving bribes is how hospitals and doctors make money.
Shenzhen News*
Shenzhen stopped approving labour camp intakes earlier this year.
China Securities Journal*
Reports that China would relax film censorship are inaccurate, says the General Administration of Press and Publication.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
The income of China's top five per cent is 234 times that of China's bottom five per cent.

Much of the investment from abroad seems to be betting that China must develop its service sector to increase consumption.
Wall Street Journal
Hit hard by the US shale boom, African oil producers eye China.
New York Times
China bars GlaxoSmithKline executive from leaving the country.
Alibaba gains momentum for IPO with a profit margin double Apple’s.

Foreign affairs
Asahi Shimbun
Chinese oil companies plan to develop seven new gas fields in the East China Sea, possibly siphoning gas from the seabed beneath waters claimed by Japan.
Philippine Daily Inquirer
"It has become impossible to continue bilateral discussions” with China over the West Philippine Sea following 17 years of failed negotiations, said Assistant Secretary of State Raul Hernandez.
China-Zimbabwe relations are "set to sour" over cash seizure.
China finances the expansion of the strategic Abidjan port in Ivory Coast.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.