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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 7:50am
UPDATED : Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 10:07am

China news round-up: Party scraps internal regulations, Chongqing retires officials


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

Chongqing municipality announces the retirement of another eleven cadres.
"Beijing feels tense because the challenge may come from anywhere and everywhere - from lawyers, journalists, and peasants losing their lands; even from within its own Politburo," writes Ouyang Bin.
The Communist Party abrogates more than a third of its internal regulations.
Beijing News*
Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun appointed as the head of the Communist Party's leading small group on terrorism.

The Economist
Even in death, popular Pastor Samuel Lamb makes the authorities nervous.
Tea Leaf Nation
A ranking is making the rounds of the ten cities that Chinese most want to escape.
China Dialogue
Many Chinese herb farmers are unaware of pesticide health risks.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
General's son Li Tianyi pleads not guilty in rape trial in Beijing, says he was sleeping

Beijing News*
Commentary: Alibaba's shut-down of points of sale services shows need for financial reform.
China Economic Review
Editorial: Reform means dismantling regulators, not building them.
Agricultural Bank of China posted a 22 per cent increase in second-quarter profit.
China Securities News
Court case points to graft in the airline industry.

Foreign affairs
China has much at risk but no reach in Middle East.
New York Times
Culprit in Syrian chemical attack is unclear, China insists.
The Guardian
Australian anxiety over China's South Pacific aid efforts is misplaced.
Radio Free Asia
The hacking attacks on Sunday could have originated from within China.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.