China news round-up: Yang Maodong detained, Wanda's Wang Jianlin China's richest man | South China Morning Post
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China news round-up: Yang Maodong detained, Wanda's Wang Jianlin China's richest man

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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
 

Politics
Reuters
The State Council hopes to suspend laws governing foreign investment in proposed free trade zones.
Caijing
China has a "small" chance of encountering a debt crisis, the State Council's National Research Centre says.
Asahi Shimbun
Potential Zhongnanhai members tested through local government postings.
Global Times*
Editorial: Ongoing left-right debate is "noisy", "temporary".

Society
New York Times
Rights advocate Yang Maodong detained in Guangdong.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Regulators are demanding a pared-back version of this year’s widely watched Lunar New Year’s gala TV shows.
Quartz
Even as the number of Chinese millionaires soared in some areas surged in 2012, a slew of provinces actually shed millionaires.
Beijing News*
China is automizing the allocation of organ transplants in an effort to curb corruption.

Economy
The Economist
China’s economy is inefficient, but it is not unstable.
Caixin*
Info-graphic: Chinese housing market rebounds
Caijing
Chinese demand for gold bars, coins surged 157 per cent in the second quarter.
Bloomberg
Real estate mogul Wang Jianlin is the nation’s wealthiest person, based on regulatory filings that show his non-real estate businesses are more valuable than previously calculated.

Foreign affairs
Yomiuri Shimbun
Japan is considering a scenario in which an armed Chinese forces land on the Diaoyus under the guise of protecting Chinese citizens.
The Atlantic
Antipathy toward former colonial occupier Japan is still pervasive in China, but this no longer automatically translates into support for the Communist Party.
Washington Post
In snub to Washington, Kenyan president visits China, Russia first.
Radio Free Asia
Beijing's campaign to spread the "Chinese Dream" overseas may fall flat.

* denotes articles in Chinese language. 

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