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China news round-up: India leaks army report on Chinese strategy, Tiny Times stirs debate

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 23 July, 2013, 7:16am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 23 July, 2013, 7:21am

China remains committed to steering its economy towards consumption as the main growth driver, says Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli.
Why it’s news that China’s president stood in the rain with his pants rolled up.
"Things got especially strange because a big we’re-in-new-territory and a significant here-we-go-again China story hit simultaneously," writes Jeffrey Wasserstrom.
The Diplomat
"So soon in their terms, the 'new' leaders at least have space to aim for quality and sustainability", writes Kerry Brown.

New York Times
Thousands of the 400,000 workers, who lost their jobs during an overhaul of China’s state-owned banks, turned out to demand compensation.
Tea Leaf Nation
Interview: Behind the anger at China’s chengguan.
Los Angeles Times
Tiny Times has a set off a mini-culture war with blurred battle lines. Critics see a worrying worship of consumerism, but fans say it speaks for a new generation.
Xinjiang authorities have placed 72 under administrative detention for "spreading rumours" online via text messages over the last two weeks.

McKinsey Quarterly
Volatility is a central feature of the Chinese economy.
Financial Times
Pharma group GSK admits wrongdoing, pledges price cuts to meet Beijing concerns.
Economic Observer
Coal-rich cities are being forced to tighten their belts as falling coal prices hit fiscal revenue.
Alibaba's Yu'ebao challenges banks' customer service.

Foreign affairs
The triumph of Japan's PM Shinzo Abe's party could lead to a shift in focus from the economy to foreign policy and moves to counter China.
The Times of India
Video: The Indian Army is assessing if the Chinese are working on a three-pronged Chinese strategy, the war zone campaign, according to a confidential Indian Army report from 2010.
Global Times*
Chinese embassy in the Phillipines suspends consular services over anti-Chinese demonstration.
People's Daily Overseas Edition*
China has to rebuff European, American lobbying for further stimulus measures.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.