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

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

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
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

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