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China news round-up: Japan turning into 'rogue state', Mao anniversary celebrations scaled down

PUBLISHED : Friday, 19 July, 2013, 7:31am
UPDATED : Friday, 19 July, 2013, 7:44am

Ming Pao*
Beijing has decided to cut back on celebrations in December to mark Mao Zedong's 120th birthday.
Feichang Dao
China's web sites censor Xu Zhiyong's arrest.
New York Times
The US consul general in Hong Kong suggested that Beijing intervened to let Edward Snowden flee the territory.
The Diplomat
Chinese leaders appear to have decided that the risk of a long slow death by “corruption cancer” is preferable to undergoing a high-risk operation of real political reform, writes Elizabeth Economy.

Civil society
21st Century Business Herald*
Beijing bans the rental of underground apartments.
The Economist
Tiny Times is unabashedly fetishising the material ambitions of China’s post-’80s and -’90s “me” generation.
Book publishers try to sell Chinese fiction in translation.
Public trust crisis threatens China's nuclear power ambitions.

Property markets in smaller cities are "troubled by oversupply".
Financial Times
China imposes duties on solar material from US and South Korea.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Huawei invests in 5G networks.
Banks will struggle to be profitable with further liberalisation of interest rates, says a Merchant Bank executive.

Foreign affairs
Global Times*
Editorial: Japan's PM Shinzo Abe is turning the country into a "rogue state".
El Universal
Venezuela may become China's "entrance gate" to Mercosur, says Vice-President Jorge Arreaza.
President Ueli Maurer is the fourth member of the Swiss Federal Council to visit China in three months.
Times of India
India's move to deploy 50,000 additional troops along the China border is "pragmatic", said Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.