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China news round-up: Uygur scholar under house arrest, scuffles in Taiwan over trade pact

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 01 August, 2013, 7:51am
UPDATED : Thursday, 01 August, 2013, 8:18am

Global Times*
Liberalism brings chaos to China.
Disgraced Politburo member Bo Xilai to plead guilty, but maybe not to all charges.
Beijing News*
President Xi Jinping promotes six generals. China now has 31 active duty, 97 retired generals.
Editorial: Tax cuts for small enterprises should be made permanent.

Radio Free Asia
Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti has been placed under house arrest in Beijing.
Tea Leaf Nation
Why China’s shadow capital market persists: no clear line separating legal private lending and illegal fundraising.
A Jiangmen official pointed to the fact officials and party committees lacked Sina Weibo accounts that could have been used to get their side of the story across.
China Post
Dozens of Taiwanese scuffled with police Wednesday in the rowdiest demonstration yet against a new trade agreement with China.

Apple CEO Tim Cook met Xi Guohua, chairman of China Mobile, the world's largest mobile carrier by subscribers and the only Chinese carrier that doesn't offer iPhones and iPads.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
As HTC slides toward its first operating loss on record, a growing chorus of analysts is suggesting a cross-strait merger as a last-ditch solution.
Tech in Asia
Infographic: Is Hong Kong China’s number-one tech hub?
Baidu sold US$1 billion of bonds in the country’s largest overseas corporate bond sale in two months.

Foreign affairs
Wall Street Journal
Nations jockey for Chinese immigrants.
Foreign Policy
Japan's defence budget was 63 per cent larger than China's in 2000, but barely one-third the size of China's in 2012.
People's Daily*
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe's constitutional amendments are "Nazi-like", "provocation to humanity".
Beijing Times*
"China has to strengthen its ability to defend maritime rights," says Xi on the eve of PLA Day on Thursday.

* denotes articles in Chinese language