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China news round-up: Leadership ranking changes, fakes universities exposed

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 24 July, 2013, 7:45am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 24 July, 2013, 11:04am

The government plans to spend 1.7 trillion yuan (HK$2.2 trillion) on fighting air pollution.
Ta Kung Pao*
notes that the order of precedence among the central party leaders has changed.
People's Daily*
The masses need leaders to guide them to realise their full potential, the Communist Party mouthpiece argues.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Former Maoming Party Secretary Luo Yingguo has been sentenced to death with a two year reprise for embezzling more than 100 million yuan.

Tea Leaf Nation
Inside the minds of China’s weiquan lawyers.
Bribery serves as life-support for Chinese hospitals.
Long and lonely megacity commutes in China drive up social media usage.
BBC News*
A report lists 50 fake universities in China.

Financial Times
Productivity and real wages rise despite the falling consumption share of GDP, writes Yukon Huang.
China Railway Corp. needs 3.5 trillion yuan to complete projects underway, according to an insider.
China File
Photo gallery: Inside one of China's largest iron mines.
Teach in Asia
Tencent to invest US$2 billion in Xiaomi, according to one report.

Foreign affairs
Washington Post
The Philippines is trying to thwart China’s claim to seas.
General Fan Changlong, deputy chairman of the Central Military Commission, visits Myanmar.
Asahi Shimbun
In a show of strength, Chinese Navy warships for the first time made a circuit of the Japanese archipelago this month, according to sources in the Japanese Self-Defense Forces.
UFOs spotted at by Indian border residents are Chinese drones.

* denotes articles in Chinese language