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PUBLISHED : Monday, 26 August, 2013, 7:37am
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China news round-up: State media call Charles Xue a 'hypocrite', 15 Uygurs killed in shootout


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.

People's Daily*
Commentary on the social media crackdown: "Beware of Big-V rumours."
Radio Free Asia
At least 15 Uygurs have been killed in a police shootout in Kashgar.
The Guardian
Editorial: Bo Xilai's treatment reflects the fact that he, or his supporters, still have some leverage over the politburo's standing committee.
Phoenix News*
Shanghai Jiaotong Univeristy scholar Peng Bo says more regional autonomy needed to advance governance reforms.

Guangming Daily Online*
The detention of venture capitalist Xue Manzi has exposed a "hypocrite".
83 per cent of Xue Manzi's followers on Sina Weibo are between 21 and 34 years old.
Tea Leaf Nation
Commentary: My Dream? Become the son of a Chinese official.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Man stabs twelve people in a rampage in Chengdu, kills three.

China Construction Bank profit growth slows on rising bad loans.
State Council to encourage foreign investment in elderly services.
Online retail transactions amounted to 437.13 billion yuan in the second quarter of 2013, marking an increase of 45.3 per cent from the same period last year.
Wall Street Journal
As economic growth boosts air travel faster then China can train captains, carriers are increasing pay and scouring the globe for crews.

Foreign affairs
Foreign Policy
"There is no enthusiasm in the region for an 'Asian NATO' or for hosting US military forces that are clearly aimed against China," writes Phillip C. Saunders.
Jamestown Foundation China Brief
Sino-Mongolian coal relationship continues downward spiral in 2013.
The Irrawaddy
Myanmar’s parliament approves US$100 million loan from China despite opposition from Aung San Suu Kyi.
45.9 per cent of Greeks want closer ties with China, US 40.7, Germany 11.6, France 10.4 per cent.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.


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Patrick, I'm suprised you haven't drawn the Anthoney Weiner connection. If Xue wants to preach about morality and corruption to 12 million people, his hands better be squeaky clean.


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