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China news round-up: Activist Yang Lin detained, India and China negotiate border pact

PUBLISHED : Monday, 12 August, 2013, 7:51am
UPDATED : Monday, 12 August, 2013, 8:21am

Financial Times
Tibet opens up as domestic tax haven.
China Dialogue
Beijing’s neighbouring provinces hesitate at pollution cuts.
China has arrested Guangdong activist Yang Lin on a charge of subversion.
Nearly 5.8 billion yuan has been embezzled from projects to build government-subsidized housing, the national auditor has found.

Radio Free Asia
Popular Tibetan performer detained for a political song.
The Economist
A new type of "moral" activist emerges.
El Pais
Police bust human-trafficking ring that brought Chinese to Europe and US.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Chinese read 6.7 books per year on average, less than half of the US average 15.

Modern Express*
The risk of a wider bird flu outbreak in Guangdong is "extremely low", says provincial overseer Zhong Shannan.
Nearly 60 percent of Chinese companies die after living for less than 5 years.
China factories turn to undocumented labour as local wages rise.
After nine years in China, Tesco is to fold its unprofitable operation into a state-run company as a minority partner.

Foreign affairs
Asahi Shimbun
China courts Pacific island states to extend its reach.
National Interest
A Eurasian entente between Russia and China is not historically determined—but more bricks are set to be laid on this foundation in the coming months.
Hindustan Times
India and China are working to conclude a new border defence agreement.
The Australian
Australia has put forward a new proposal to conclude a free-trade agreement with China.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.