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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 11 September, 2013, 8:01am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 11 September, 2013, 8:02am

China news round-up: Apple's new iPhone not cheap in China, Armenia buys rocket launchers


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

Asahi Shimbun
President Xi Jinping has projected himself as a man of the people in a Mao Zedong-inspired propaganda push to connect with an alienated public.
Financial Times
Chinese economic rebound is built on stimulus money.
Economic "growth appears still to be financed by dubious means".
People's Daily*
Commentary: Xi's "mass line campaign" has to fight rampant hedonism, individualism.

The Atlantic
Censorship works because the rules are murky enough, and the punishments severe enough, to create a culture of paranoia.
China's baijiu, drink of generals, pushed to the bargain bin.
Beijing News*
The average age of China's 236 million migrant workers is 28.
Reuters Photographers Blogs
Documenting the wealth gap in China.

Tech in Asia
Apple’s “cheap” iPhone 5C will cost US$735 in China.
Commentary: State-owned companies were originally owned by the people, and recent graft scandals show the need for a return to that ideal.
BMW increased sales in China at a much faster pace than Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen’s Audi last month.
China Dialogue
Hydropower has run rampant in Yunnan, but up to half its capacity could be idle by 2015 in a dispute over who gets the surplus power.

Foreign affairs
Global Times
China warns Japan against sending government staff to the Diaoyu islands.
Beijing News*
China has carried out 59 patrols in disputed waters near the Diaoyu Islands over the last year.
People's Daily overseas edition*
Chinese investments in the US have increased 278 per cent in the first seven months of 2013.
Armenia has acquired Chinese multiple-launch rocket systems with a firing range of up to 130 kilometers.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.