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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 17 September, 2013, 7:31am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 17 September, 2013, 7:47am

China news round-up: Landmark torture trial in Zhejiang, local opposition to Third Plenum draft


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

Six Chinese officials stand trial for torture today in a landmark case in Zhejiang.
The Economist
China’s online public square is under siege.
Chinese Social Sciences Today*
Opposition to appraisal of Mao Zedong's legacy is a trend of "historic nihilism", should be countered, says the deputy head of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Li Jie.
China Real Estate News*
reports provincial opposition to a draft Third Plenum resolution on land reform.

China Dialogue
The trade in rare stuffed animals - including tiger parts - has been allowed to flourish in China in recent years.
China Law Blog
How to handle a Chinese government raid: very carefully.
Radio Free Asia
Workers at the former state-run steel mill in Heilongjiang say they haven't been paid for five months.
New York Times
on the global wooing and resenting of Chinese tourists.

East Asia Forum
Scrambling for deposits, stuck with growing non-performing loans and declining government support, smaller banks are going to be forced to consolidate.
Financial Times
TV report alleges doctors were paid to use Danone milk formula for newborns.
Factory owners are learning that they can no longer take workers for granted.
Tencent buys US$448 million stake in Sohu search engine Sogou to win users.

Foreign affairs
Global Times
Editorial: Russian President Vladimir Putin "right to slam US exceptionalism".
The Indian Express
China reacts cautiously to India's second launch of ballistic missile Agni-V that has a strike range of over 5,000 km.
Stimson Issue Brief
China now perceives Myanmar as an unfriendly and risky place to invest.
China Post (Taiwan)
Taiwan, China, Cambodia join up to crack a fraud ring in Phnom Penh, at the Vietnamese border.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.