China news round-up: Japan summit overtures dismissed, BMW factory expansion denied
For top party officials, decisions must be unanimous.
News China Magazine
"We need to think about how to overcome the fundamental disconnect between the political system and social structure," says Tsinghua scholar Wang Hui.
A strong military "safeguards the realisation of the Chinese Dream".
State Council wants route for private capital to enter the railways industry by next year.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Media regulators put a stop to the slew of new singing competitions soon to hit China’s airwaves.
Tea Leaf Nation
"'Diaosi' is both an acknowledgement of and a subtle rebellion against a set of powerful societal values that are at once discriminating, distasteful and dispiriting."
China's care of the mentally ill is inadequate.
There’s a culture clash occurring across urban China and it’s benefiting women.
China injects funds into money markets for the first time since February.
"It is too early to worry" that a crisis over debt audit results is looming.
BMW's failure to win government approval to expand a factory in China is fuelling concern global automakers could find it increasingly difficult to win regulatory approval.
Tax dispute blocks Hollywood’s share of film takings in China.
New York Times
A US tariff ruling against China over panels made from Chinese solar cells has benefited Taiwan.
"Have China’s clever trade strategists, masters at manipulating Europe’s many factions and fiefdoms to their advantage, finally met their match?"
Editorial: China is "getting tired" of Japanese delegations after Japan's Vice Foreign Minister's visit to Beijing ends without agreement on a summit.
Chinese membership of the International Energy Agency should be a top priority, argues former chairman Nobuo Tanaka, who says Europe fears losing control of the organisation.
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