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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


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

Asahi Shimbun
Communist Party committees keep sharp eye out, even on its members.
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.

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".

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.
China's biggest hypermarket chain Sun Art is taking on Wal-Mart in the booming e-commerce sector.
L'Oreal acquires a Chinese skincare firm.

Foreign affairs
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