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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 14 August, 2013, 8:14am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 14 August, 2013, 8:23am

China news round-up: China bans official galas, debate on Zhu Rongji's book censored

BIO

Patrick Boehler has written for Foreign Policy, Time, Bloomberg, Le Monde Diplomatique and the Chinese weekly Shidai Zhoubao. He has covered Southeast Asia for the Austrian daily Wiener Zeitung and China's relations with Myanmar for the Myanmese magazine The Irrawaddy, reporting from the trenches of the Kachin civil war and Yangon's tea houses. He began his reporting career in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian online news portal Malaysiakini. Before moving to Hong Kong, he worked for Austria's ministries of defence and foreign affairs in Beijing. He studied in Milan, Vienna, Beijing and Hong Kong.
 

Politics
Caixin
"Practical difficulties and other unsolved issues" prevented the creation of an energy ministry in March.
Reuters
China bans extravagant official galas to curb graft.
Asahi Shimbun
China’s shadowy internal investigation arm operates above the law.
Quartz
The government manipulated housing price data between 2000 and 2011 to produce lower inflation results, says Peking University's Christopher Balding.

Society
Sina Weibo
Searches for former Premier Zhu Rongji are blocked.
The Guardian
Photos: Qixi Festival
Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center
Netizens punished as Southern Mongolians protest Chinese migration.
Radio Free Asia*
"Constitutional rule is inseparable from being a republic," writes retired official Bao Tong.

Economy
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
The lack of seasonal peak power shortages is a sign that China’s economic slowdown has been taking its toll on the power sector.
New York Times
The country's macroeconomic problems will set in motion much-needed privatization.
Wall Street Journal
Hollywood appears to have prevailed in a dispute with China's state-owned film distributor that had held up hundreds of millions of dollars in payments due US studios.
Caijing
China plans to invest at least four trillion yuan by 2020 in urban rail construction.

Foreign affairs
Yomiuri Shimbun
Key anniversary ignored amid icy Japan-China ties.
China Post
The chairman of US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will visit Taiwan later this week.
Foreign Policy
China's maritime project is hurtling along at breakneck velocity.
Global Times*
Editorial: If India can build its own aircraft carrier, then China should do so too.

* denotes articles in Chinese language. 

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