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PUBLISHED : Monday, 30 September, 2013, 7:43am
UPDATED : Monday, 30 September, 2013, 8:28am

China news round-up: Tibetan dies after self-immolation, Japan's PM Abe calls for summit

BIO

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
The new Shanghai free-trade zone may finally fulfill China’s leaders’ dreams of making the eastern coastal city a global financial hub.
New York Times
Tibetan dies in Sichuan after setting himself on fire to protest Chinese policies.
Jamestown Foundation China Brief
Indications out of the State Council suggest that New Type Urbanization may leave local governments with plenty of opportunities to continue the cycle of land seizures and infrastructure investment.
Chengdu Business Daily*
Sichuan stops construction of Communist Party and government buildings.

Society
Ministry of Public Security website*
The ministry bars police officers from visiting night clubs.
Beijing News*
Only an end to privileges can root out corruption, says "princeling" Tao Siliang.
The Guardian
"I admire her for bringing off an incredible revolution in China with minimum bloodshed", says author Jung Chang about Qing empress dowager Ci Xi.
The Independent
The Marylebone Cricket Club’s new president, Mike Gatting, intends to take cricket to China.

Economy
Financial Times
Banks are cautious about establishing branches at the Shanghai free-trade zone.
Los Angeles Times
The big question is whether companies registered in the free-trade zone can sell to the entire Chinese market.
Wall Street Journal
The International Grains Council raised its forecast for Chinese rice imports next year by 10%, to 2.2 million metric tons.
Bloomberg
Lawrence Ho, son of Macau gambling tycoon Stanley Ho, plans to invest more than US$5 billion in a casino in Japan.

Foreign affairs
The Atlantic
Following Edward Snowden's revelations, Beijing has kickstarted its domestic cyber-security industry.
The Economist
Foreign guests will be welcome on board his station—in contradistinction to the ISS’s rather pointed ban on taikonauts—though any visitors will first have to learn Chinese.
Times of India
China has sealed its border with Pakistan near Khunjrab for 10 days as part of stringent security operations ahead of the national day holidays.
Jiji Press
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on China to accept a bilateral summit with him in a bid to improve the soured relationship.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.

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