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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 10 September, 2013, 7:47am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 10 September, 2013, 8:05am

China news round-up: Japan scrambles jets over drone, Thailand woos Chinese tourists

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
Xiaoxiang Morning Post*
The prosecution of online rumours crackdown could lead to framing.
Bloomberg
Local government financing vehicles’ reliance on land sales to repay debt creates problems, says the People’s Bank of China's Zhou Xiaochuan.
Caijing
Authorities are seeking legitimacy for their ongoing campaign against online rumors.
Caixin
pleads for a more progressive income tax.

Society
People's Daily*
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.

Economy
The Guardian
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
Financial Times
Businesses in Southeast Asia are keen to exploit demand in China.
China Dialogue
China should switch from grain-fed to grassland agriculture.

Foreign affairs
Asahi Shimbun
Japanese jets monitor Chinese drones flying over the disputed Diaoyu islands.
Tengri News
China suggests settlements in local currencies to Kazakhstan.
Bangkok Post
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.

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