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China news round-up: IMF says debt levels 'serious', Inner Mongolia starts anti-terror drills

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 10 October, 2013, 7:57am
UPDATED : Thursday, 10 October, 2013, 8:04am
Politics
Radio Free Asia
China launches "anti-terror" operation in Inner Mongolia.
Global Times
Commentary: US government shutdown reflects Western political shortcomings.
Taipei Times
Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense publishes a comic book version of its recent defense report
Beijing Times*
Zhengzhou guidelines on obligatory quotas for reported cases of mental illness have been leaked.
 
Society
Radio Free Asia
Teen's death during factory internship sparks outrage.
Quartz
Shrinking land supply and booming demand are driving a boom in the burial business.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Li Tianyi's lawyer says he doesn't want to handle an appeal for the princeling's gang rape verdict.
Vice
Ketamine addiction in China is on the rise. 
 
Economy
Bloomberg
The Chinese government has room to deal with rising debt levels, which has become a “serious concern,” said the IMF's deputy managing director Zhu Min.
New York Times - Dealbook
Cooper Tire’s workers at a factory in China went on strike to protest the acquisition of their US-headquartered company by the Indian rival Apollo Tyres.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Shadow banking stands at 40 per cent of GDP, according to a report by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Beijing Times*
The Beidou satellite navigation system will reach one-cm accuracy by 2020.
 
Foreign affairs
Der Spiegel (Germany)
European Union officials are wooed by Chinese companies when they leave public service.
Mizzima (Myanmar)
Myanmar sends police re-inforcements to Chinese border to deal with growing number of Chinese criminals seeking a safe haven in the country. 
Bangkok Post
Li Keqiang will discuss railway links with his Thai counterparts during his upcoming first visit as premier to Bangkok.
The Guardian
Commentary: More than jihadism or Iran, China's role in Africa is US President Barack Obama's obsession.
 
* denotes articles in Chinese language
 

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