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PUBLISHED : Monday, 14 October, 2013, 7:42am
UPDATED : Monday, 14 October, 2013, 8:08am

China news round-up: Daily oil imports peak, Yang Jiechi praises Iran's 'goodwill'


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

The Economist
Rivers are disappearing in China, but building canals is not the solution.
New York Times
As China vows austerity, a giant brass fish monument devours HK$85 million.
Radio Free Asia
Security forces shot and killed four Tibetans as protests spread in Driru county.
Global Times*
Editorial: Mainstream society "cannot shy away from populism".

The National
The children left behind by China’s economic migrants.
Photography of China
Wang Qingsong's overscaled photography requires hundreds of models.
Los Angeles Review of Books
Lao She deserved the Nobel Prize for Literature
China Media Project
Media executives should know that the strengthening of China’s discourse power is the real reason they have been invited to the World Media Summit.

China has become the third-biggest recipient of tourists in the world and the biggest contributor to global tourism revenue.
Financial Times
China's oil imports hit a daily record despite weaker than expected export data.
Beijing Construction Engineering Group formed a venture with Manchester Airports Group to build an international business district in Manchester, Britain's second-largest city.
The Economic Observer
Since private security firms became legal in 2010, a bodyguard industry has sprouted to protect China’s growing population of super-rich.

Foreign affairs
The Guardian
British chancellor George Osborne will on Monday unveil a new visa system to make it easier for Chinese business leaders and rich tourists to visit the UK.
Tehran Times
Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi has praised Iran’s goodwill and constructive approach toward the settlement of the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.
Yomiuri Shimbun
Loss of Senkakus threatens the foundation of Japan’s security, says Yoichi Funabashi, chairman of the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation.
China will "seriously consider" the establishment of a renminbi clearing bank to increase trade settlements in the currency, says Premier Li Keqiang.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.


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