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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 20 August, 2013, 7:42am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 20 August, 2013, 7:51am

China news round-up: China finances Kenya-Uganda railroad, memos target political dissent


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

Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
A survey of senior government and academic economists showed that 63 per cent see local government debt as the country’s top challenge.
People's Daily*
Developing countries should be wary of the "democracy trap".
New York Times
China’s new leadership takes a hard line in secret memo.
Dui Hua Foundation
An internal notice issued by China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate in June may be one impetus for this crackdown.

The Economist
The Communist Party will try to make Bo Xilai's crimes and conviction look as colourless as possible.
Despite Bo's trial, no redress for victims of his crackdown.
Radio Free Asia
A court in Sichuan province has sentenced a Tibetan man to death in connection with the self-immolation of his wife, accusing him of killing her and burning her body to cover up his crime.
Tea Leaf Nation
On romantic holidays, Chinese talk love, marriage, and household registration.

"Recognizing the potential risk of action under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, companies have put together policies to show that everything was kosher" when hiring princelings.
The expanding investigation over China Mobile's Guangdong branch is tied to 20 billion yuan in annual purchasing expenses.
The China Securities Regulatory Commission has banned the Everbright Securities from proprietary trading for three months.
Tech In Asia
With a Jakarta office opening soon, Baidu plans to launch 10 products in Indonesia.

Foreign affairs
The Diplomat
Japan and China’s dispute is as much about emotions as it is about territory.
Foreign Affairs
There is a real danger that Beijing and Washington will find themselves in a crisis that could quickly escalate to military conflict.
China Economic Review
Expect little progress and increased risk in the East China Sea if the Liberal Democratic Party can hold on to popular support in Japan.
The Standard (Kenya)
China and Kenya sign agreements worth US$5 billion during state visit, including construction of railway line from Mombasa to Ugandan border.

* denotes articles in Chinese language


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