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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 13 August, 2013, 7:46am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 13 August, 2013, 7:56am

China news round-up: Diaoyu activists cancel trip, Chongqing chief discusses Bo debt legacy


Patrick Boehler has published on China and Southeast Asia in four languages for publications in the US, Europe and Asia. After stints with Austria's ministries of defence and foreign affairs in Vienna and Beijing, he began his reporting career in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian online news portal Malaysiakini and, later, The Irrawaddy Magazine, a Myanmar exile publication in Thailand. He holds a doctorate in political science and has taught journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Follow him on Twitter: @mrbaopanrui

Central government pushes provinces to increase infrastructure investments.
Two people have been sentenced to death on terrorism charges for unrest in Xinjiang in April.
Ta Kung Pao*
Chongqing Party Secretary Sun Zhengcai meets top auditor to discuss Bo Xilai's debt legacy.
Tea Leaf Nation
Infographic: Is China’s infrastructure spending wise or wasteful?

Wall Street Journal
45% of Hong Kong’s middle-class couples have abandoned the idea of having a child anytime soon.
Radio Free Asia*
13 detained in Inner Mongolia for spreading messages opposing migrants from Sichuan.
Beijing Times*
Lawyer reapplies for information on imports of genetically modified food.
China Dialogue
Will the Chinese public be persuaded that PX factories are safe?

Asahi Shimbun
Department stores in China close amid fierce competition, online shopping.
Same-store sales of Yum! Brands, owner of the KFC and Pizza Hut dining chains, fell 13 per cent in China last month.
99.8% of China’s corn imports in the first four months of 2013 came from the US, but the country starts sourcing its corn elsewhere
China to replace the US as the largest oil importer in October, says the EIA.

Foreign affairs
Global Times*
Diaoyu activists give in to Taiwan pressure and cancel expedition.
Japan should "respect" the Sino-Japanese peace treaty, says the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Stars and Stripes
The two Chinese men who fled the murder scene in Kabul are suspects in the slaying.
Dalai Lama’s hacked Chinese website infecting visitors, expert warns.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.