China news round-up: Tibetan dies after self-immolation, Japan's PM Abe calls for summit
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.
Ministry of Public Security website*
The ministry bars police officers from visiting night clubs.
Only an end to privileges can root out corruption, says "princeling" Tao Siliang.
"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 Marylebone Cricket Club’s new president, Mike Gatting, intends to take cricket to China.
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.
Lawrence Ho, son of Macau gambling tycoon Stanley Ho, plans to invest more than US$5 billion in a casino in Japan.
Following Edward Snowden's revelations, Beijing has kickstarted its domestic cyber-security industry.
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.
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on China to accept a bilateral summit with him in a bid to improve the soured relationship.
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