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PUBLISHED : Friday, 26 July, 2013, 7:36am
UPDATED : Friday, 26 July, 2013, 7:48am

China news round-up: Li Yuanchao visits N Korea, GlaxoSmithKline replaces China chief

BIO

Patrick Boehler has written for Foreign Policy, Time, Bloomberg, Le Monde Diplomatique and the Chinese weekly Shidai Zhoubao. He has covered Southeast Asia for the Austrian daily Wiener Zeitung and China's relations with Myanmar for the Myanmese magazine The Irrawaddy, reporting from the trenches of the Kachin civil war and Yangon's tea houses. He began his reporting career in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian online news portal Malaysiakini. Before moving to Hong Kong, he worked for Austria's ministries of defence and foreign affairs in Beijing. He studied in Milan, Vienna, Beijing and Hong Kong.
 

Politics
Zhengzhou Evening News*
Bo Xilai's trial has to take place in Shandong, where his guanxi network could not protect him.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
China carefully curates online reaction to Bo Xilai's indictment.
Caixin
Government controls partly to blame for graft by foreign pharmaceuticals.
Financial Times
Editorial: China’s mini-stimulus is right to bypass the state.

Society
Quartz
Snake-conjuring qigong master Wang Lin sparks ire about China’s festering problems.
Los Angeles Times
Red tape bars many students from China's top colleges.
Caixin*
Peer-to-peer lending online has been booming in Chongqing.
China Dialogue
"I find in China widespread recognition of the need to discuss values beyond GDP alone, including a concern with rising inequality and also a concern with social cohesion", says Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel.

Economy
Bloomberg
China ordered more than 1,400 companies in 19 industries to cut excess production capacity this year.
Businessweek
China's leading SUV maker Great Wall Motor has operating margins of 16 per cent, the highest of any carmaker.
Reuters
GlaxoSmithKline replaces China chief amid corruption scandal.
Caixin
China makes it easier for some traders to buy foreign exchange.

Foreign affairs
Xinhua*
Vice President Li Yuanchao visits the country he was named after, North Korea, in the highest-level visit since Kim Jong-un's rise to power.
The Philippine Star
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe visits the Philippines today, "with China viewing his three-nation Southeast Asian trip as the manifestation of a desire to build a maritime alliance with certain countries in the region to contain Beijing."
Tuoitre News
Vietnam protests against Chinese ship's harrassment of Vietnamese fishermen near the Paracel Islands as President Truong Tan Sang visits the White House.
Times of India
Chinese troops intrude again into disputed territory controlled by India.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.

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