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China news round-up: Xi to address Indonesia's parliament, property database plan stalled

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 October, 2013, 7:51am
UPDATED : Thursday, 03 October, 2013, 12:04pm

A plan for a nationwide property database has stalled amid resistance from local governments
Chennai Centre for China Studies
A politically sensitive phase awaits China in the run-up to the forthcoming Third Plenum.
Radio Free Asia
Tibetan residents of a restive county in the Tibet Autonomous Region have clashed with police while resisting a new campaign to fly the Chinese flags from their homes.
China Media Project
In recent weeks, “public opinion struggle”, a new hardline term to characterize the Chinese Communist Party’s bid for dominance over public opinion, has reemerged.

Tea Leaf Nation
Infographic: What’s wrong with China’s medical system
Tianjin Daily*
22 provinces take in 16.9 billion yuan in family planning fines. Guangdong, Jiangsu declined to disclose figures. 
Los Angeles Times
Once believed nearly extinct in China, the Siberian tiger is making a comeback.
CBS News
"The Voice of China" and other popular singing shows attract government scrutiny.

Financial Times
Shortage of women forces factories to hire more men.
China may offer a higher price for oil from Kazakhstan’s Kashagan project.
China Economic Watch
The key dynamic for policymakers regulating the Shanghai Free Trade Zone will be how to promote substantive liberalization without spreading financial risk to the broader economy.
The New Yorker
For years, Chinese companies have sent workers to study pig farming in the US.

Foreign affairs
Beijing News*
President Xi Jinping will become the first foreign leader to address Indonesia's parliament today.
Channel News Asia
Xi will travel to Malaysia later today, where China has overtaken the US as largest trading partner in the last four years.
New York Times
By forcing President Obama to cancel a visit next week to Malaysia and the Philippines, the impasse with House Republicans is spoiling Obama’s show of support for two Southeast Asian countries that have long labored under the shadow of China, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Eleven Media (Myanmar)
China Power Investment lobbies to restart the construction of the Myitsone Dam, Myanmar's largest hydropower project.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.