China news round-up: Xi Jinping visits defence manufacturer, rich want their say on reforms | South China Morning Post
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China news round-up: Xi Jinping visits defence manufacturer, rich want their say on reforms

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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
Businessweek
China's rich want their say on policy reform.
China Business News*
CNPC corruption investigations ongoing "for a long time", some people "were given the opportunity to repent, but refused."
Xinhua*
President Xi Jinping inspects high-tech, defence manufacturers in Liaoning province.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
China’s government is allowing competition and innovation in censorship technology.

Society
Reuters
TV confessions in China has become an unsettling new trend for executives.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Kunming residents apply for an administrative review of a controversial petrochemical plant.
People's Daily*
defends real-name phone registration effective since Sunday as international norm.
Tea Leaf Nation
Stigma and torment for China’s growing legions of sex workers.

Economy
Wall Street Journal
The official manufacturing purchasing managers' index rose to 51.0, suggesting that China's economy may prove slightly stronger than expected in the third quarter.
Reuters
China retailers don't buy signs of recovery.
The Economist
If deposit rates were gradually freed, banks would be forced to compete with each other for depositors and free to win back customers now lost to the shadow banking system.
Financial Times
Chinese seek greater say in British nuclear plants.

Foreign affairs
People's Daily overseas edition*
US reasoning on a military strike in Syria "cannot withstand scrutiny".
Beijing News*
President Xi Jinping will begin his tour of Central Asia on Tuesday.
The Australian
China overtakes the US as the key overseas trading partner for Australia's small and medium-sized enterprises.
Beifang Wang*
Some 170,000 Chinese hold Japanese permanent residency.

* denotes articles in Chinese language. 

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