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China news round-up: NDRC extends price-fixing probe, Beidaihe retreat draws to close

PUBLISHED : Friday, 16 August, 2013, 7:52am
UPDATED : Friday, 16 August, 2013, 7:59am

Politics
Asahi Shimbun
Communist Party committees keep sharp eye out, even on its members.
Caijing
The National Development and Reform Commission is expected to extend its probes into price fixing in sectors including banking, oil, telecom and vehicles.
Lianhe Zaobao* via China Media Project
The Communist Party should look to pre-liberation days, writes party scholar Wu Wei.
Ta Kung Pao*
As Liu Yunshan appears in Bejiing, the leadership retreat in Beidaihe draws to a close.

Society
Arts Journal Blog
China is increasingly present in novels from the West that center on topics unrelated to it.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
China’s millionaire population grows less quickly.
Index on Censorship
In Taiwan, censorship flourishes amid outrage.
The Guardian
Steven Spielberg, Zhang Yimou to collaborate on a "'international film".

Economy
Wall Street Journal
Infographic: China’s banks have been lending more and reporting declining loan losses.
Financial Times
Norway’s salmon exports to China plummet.
Reuters
China's biggest hypermarket chain Sun Art is taking on Wal-Mart in the booming e-commerce sector.
Bloomberg
L'Oreal acquires a Chinese skincare firm.

Foreign affairs
Nikkei
The US chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee praised Japan's PM Shinzo Abe over Yasukuni shrine.
Radio Free Asia
Vietnam's traditionally strong ties with Laos are "threatened’ by Chinese investments, says a Lao official.
Global Times*
Editorial: Democratic elections made Egypt's problems worse.
RIA Novosti
President Xi Jinping will hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the upcoming G20 Summit in St. Petersburg.

* denotes articles in Chinese language