China news round-up: Japan scrambles jets over drone, Thailand woos Chinese tourists
Xiaoxiang Morning Post*
The prosecution of online rumours crackdown could lead to framing.
Local government financing vehicles’ reliance on land sales to repay debt creates problems, says the People’s Bank of China's Zhou Xiaochuan.
Authorities are seeking legitimacy for their ongoing campaign against online rumors.
pleads for a more progressive income tax.
Minister of Education Yuan Guiren warns of hedonism among a new generation of intellectuals.
New York Times
Some farmers commit suicide to protest eviction, a reminder of how the new urbanization push entails violent struggle.
China Business News*
China National Petroleum Corporation limits internet access of its Daqing oilfield staff amid corruption investigations.
Radio Free Asia
China's "youngest dissident" Zhang Anni arrives in the United States.
New coal-fired power plants in water-stressed regions could threaten water security for China's farms and communities.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Video: Illustrating China’s Shadow Banking Problem
Businesses in Southeast Asia are keen to exploit demand in China.
China should switch from grain-fed to grassland agriculture.
Japanese jets monitor Chinese drones flying over the disputed Diaoyu islands.
China suggests settlements in local currencies to Kazakhstan.
Thailand axes luxury import tax to compete with Hong Kong, Singapore on Chinese tourism.
Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka)
"The government is also making it a habit of handing over construction work on various mega projects to Chinese owned companies,” says opposition leader Tissa Attanayake.
* denotes articles in Chinese language.