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PUBLISHED : Monday, 23 September, 2013, 7:44am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 24 September, 2013, 11:05am

China news round-up: Usagi empties shelves in Guangdong, Chinese woman dies in Kenya attack


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

East Asia Forum
The debate between "China Model" advocates and "Universal Values" advocates has intensified in intellectual circles, writes Peking University scholar Yu Keping.
Commentary: "No matter what kind of reform is introduced or what kind of signal is sent out by the [upcoming Third Plenum] meeting, it cannot be manifested without the rule of law."
Global Times
Test of new Communist Party membership "exit mechanisms" leads to 55 expulsions in Zhejiang province.
Financial Times
Beijing seems to realise it is in its own interest to allow workers more collective action, writes labour activist Han Dongfang.

Beijing News*
The Communist Party's Central Discipline Inspection Commission has an office solely tasked with downloading online corruption reports.
Radio Free Asia
Sichuan authorities bar Tibetans in Aba to commemorate the 100th anniversary of writer Gendun Choephel's birth.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Supermarkets have sold out supplies in Foshan, Guangdong province, ahead of typhoon Usagi.
"Chinese consumers have become more sophisticated, more quickly than people ever thought they would," writes the editor of Vogue China, Angelica Cheung.

Interest rate liberalisation, push for loan securitisation "could make things worse", writes Andy Xie.
Wall Street Journal
DFS, the world's largest operator of duty-free stores, is homing in on China's increasingly global tourists.
China milk makers including Yili, Mengniu to get 30 billion yuan in state support to consolidate.
Beijing Times*
Graft investigation into baby powder suppliers implicates medical staff seven provinces.

Foreign affairs
The Economist
A drop in demand from China, and hence price, has the potential to send a shock across Africa.
Uzbekistan Defense Minister Kabul Berdiev said his country "is ready for more practical cooperation with the Chinese military."
Southern Metropolis Daily*
One Chinese woman died in the Nairobi terrorist attack.

Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro visits Beijing.


* denotes articles in Chinese language


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