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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 03 September, 2013, 7:41am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 03 September, 2013, 8:42am

China news round-up: Shenzhen dock workers strike, Premier Li hosts SE Asian counterparts

BIO

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.
 

Politics
Caixin
Commentary: China's laws fail to distinguish what kind of public goods should be provided at the local level and what should be nationwide.
Beijing Times*
warns of "ideological infiltration" from the West in front-page commentary.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Targets in corruption probe tied to Shengli oil field.
Ta Kung Pao*
China is reschuffling the management of its diplomatic corps: less linguists, more lawyers and economists.

Society
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Henan's capital Zhengzhou stops residential real estate sales to those unmarried minors.
The Telegraph
Sharp fall in shark fin consumption reflects anti-corruption drive, not changing attitudes.
Time
China is the new front in the global drug war.
Radio Free Asia
Shenzhen docks paralyzed by strike over benefits.

Economy
Reuters
Beatings, evictions reveal ugly side of China's local debt pile.
Wall Street Journal
Chinese home prices outpace construction.
Bloomberg
The stock price of Kweichow Moutai fell the most in seven years as concern grew that a government crackdown on lavish spending will continue to hurt demand.
Financial Times
Beijing probes seem like ideal opportunity for American authorities to tackle corruption in China’s oil industry.

Foreign affairs
Xinhua*
Premier Li Keqiang hosts Myanmar President Thein Sein, Thailand's Premier Yingluck Shinawatra, Vietnam's Nguyen Tan Dung, Cambodia's Hun Sen, Laos' Thongsing Thammavong, and Singapore's Deputy PM Teo Chee Hean at the China-Asean Expo in Nanning.
Asahi Shimbun
Afghanistan backdrop to President Xi Jinping's Central Asia visit.
Xinhua*
Chongqing Party Secretary Sun Zhengcai heads Communist Party delegation to Namibia.
Twitter
Guinea Bissau issues Peng Liyuan, Xi Jinping stamps.

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