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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 16 October, 2013, 7:51am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 16 October, 2013, 9:04am

China news round-up: India to ease visa rules, Xiaomi sells over 100k phones in 2 minutes

BIO

Patrick Boehler has written for Foreign Policy, Time, Bloomberg, Le Monde Diplomatique and the Chinese weekly Shidai Zhoubao. He has covered Southeast Asia for the Austrian daily Wiener Zeitung and China's relations with Myanmar for the Myanmese magazine The Irrawaddy, reporting from the trenches of the Kachin civil war and Yangon's tea houses. He began his reporting career in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian online news portal Malaysiakini. Before moving to Hong Kong, he worked for Austria's ministries of defence and foreign affairs in Beijing. He studied in Milan, Vienna, Beijing and Hong Kong.
 

Politics
Los Angeles Times
Chinese president's father Xi Zhongxun is getting a postmortem revival.
New York Review of Books
Photos: "China Dream" posters.
Radio Free Asia
Security forces shot dead five Uygurs in the third consecutive week of shootings in Yarkand county, Xinjiang.
New York Times
Big-V crackdown: "I understand that for China to change, some people will have to pay a price," writes Murong Xuecun.

Society
Foreign Policy
The absurdity of the China's Bentley-driving, blinged-out nouveau riche.
Le Monde
Profile of Ilham Tohti, Uygur university lecturer and founder of Uighurbiz.net.
Caijing*
Between 2007 and 2012, corrupt officials fled the country with 4.8 million yuan on average.
China Development Brief*
Local governments increasingly support new NGOs with incubators and funding since last year.

Economy
Bloomberg
Alibaba Group, China’s largest e-commerce company, more than doubled its second-quarter profit.
China Economic Review
Shanghai Free Trade Zone: Lifting the ban on gaming consoles is part of a broader effort to stimulate investment in new industries.
China Securities Daily*
Advance sales of Maotai liquor increased 133 per cent by the end of the third quarter compared to June. 

 

 

Foreign affairs
Financial Times
Syria crisis prompts calls in China for a tougher foreign policy.
Wall Street Journal
Q&A with Paul Reichler, the lawyer for the Philippines' government who takes China to court over the South China Sea dispute.
The Guardian
London gets edge over other financial centres allowing investors to apply for licences to buy Chinese stocks and bonds directly.
Times of India
India plans to ease visa norms for China as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh prepares to visit China next week.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.

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