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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


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

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

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.

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.
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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