Morning Clicks
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


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

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.

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
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.

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.