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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 7:31am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 27 August, 2013, 7:54am

China news round-up: People's Daily praises Bo trial, Sinopec benefits from regulatory tweak


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

People's Daily*
Bo's trial shows the party's determination to legally fight corruption.
Financial Times
China debt habit proves hard to kick.
China Media Project
looks at an earlier crackdown on internet rumours: "Are rumours really so bad?"
Asahi Shimbun
Chinese entrepreneur sells electronic voting machines to dispel distrust in politics.

The New York Review of Books
Lao She's Cat Country, reviewed by Ian Johnson.
Tea Leaf Nation
China’s original social media: Bathroom graffiti.
Der Spiegel
The green futurism of architect Ma Yansong.
Sina Weibo*
One of Bo's court transcripts continues to be the most widely shared weibo post.

China's economy is showing signs of stabilization, is on track to meet the government's 2013 growth target of 7.5 per cent, according to the state statistics bureau.
Sinopec owes its stellar first-half performance to a regulatory tweak.
Young smartphone maker Xiaomi is preparing to unveil new gadgets, but more than that it is aiming at nothing short of supremacy in its field.
Geely targets US exports with Volvo-developed models in 2016.

Foreign affairs
Global Times*
Japan scrambles jets to intercept an aircraft of China's State Oceanic Administration.
Beijing News*
President Xi Jinping will pay state visits to Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan ahead of the G20 summit in Russia.
Wall Street Journal
Investigation into the Chinese bus driver strike last year and racial tensions in Singapore.
Bangkok Post
Thailand's tourism minister opposes a visa-exemption agreement with China.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.


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