China news round-up: MTR expanding abroad, Nigeria promised anti-terrorism assistance | South China Morning Post
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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 19 September, 2013, 7:38am
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China news round-up: MTR expanding abroad, Nigeria promised anti-terrorism assistance

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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
 

Politics
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Rumour-crackdown: The new legal interpretation hyper-expands the reach of Article 246 of China’s Criminal Law, which defines criminal defamation.
China News Service*
Chinese officials turn to online vouchers and delivery companies for less visible seasonal gifts.
Caixin
Editorial: Now competition to the state-owned railways system must be introduced and government controls eased.
Tech in Asia
Five ways the Chinese government will try to control the internet in the next year.

Society
China Digital Times
Netizen Voices: new rules, old hat in Chongqing.
Financial Times
Chinese cyber space has become a Wild West of discussion, mockery and information-sharing.
Asia Times
Commentary: Chongqing, "Chicago on the Yangtze".
The Independent
Anger is the most influential feeling in the digital world, inciting more responses than other emotions,
Chinese study finds.

Economy
Bloomberg
The word Shanghai in a company's name adds US$45 billion to its value.
China Economy Watch
Manufacturing, real estate investment have overtaken infrastructure investments as main contributors to fixed asset investment growth.
Wall Street Journal
Hong Kong's MTR is bidding to run subways in Europe, Asia and Australia.
Economic Observer
Money is flowing back into China’s banks. Why won’t people spend it?

Foreign affairs
Xinhua
Air defense sirens sounded on Wednesday morning across China to observe the 82nd anniversary of the Japanese invasion.
Daily Post (Nigeria)
China pledges military cooperation with Nigeria, set to help tackle terrorism.
New York Times
Michigan Governor gives China advice on municipal debt.
Petra News Agency (Jordan)
Jordan and China signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of a US$2.5-billion oil, shale-fired power plant in Jordan.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.

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