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China news round-up: Cartoonist Wang Liming released, Dagong downgrades US credit rating

PUBLISHED : Friday, 18 October, 2013, 8:04am
UPDATED : Friday, 18 October, 2013, 8:06am

New York Times - Sinosphere
It’s lonely being honest, says chief corruption investigator Wang Qishan.
China Media Project
"As we near the 120th anniversary of Mao Zedong’s birth, the rashness of [Xi Jinping's] drum-beating sends a chill", writes Qian Gang.
Beijing News*
On average, one new department-level official has been investigated on corruption charges every two days over the last eight months.
Beijing Times*
Cartoonist Wang Liming has been released after being summoned by police for a weibo post on the Yuyao floods.

Wall Street Journal
15 per cent of corruption whistle-blowers are mistresses, study says
China Post (Taiwan)
Two ex-military officers have been charged of espionage for passing on information on submarines to China.
Invisible Tibet
Tsering Woeser's book Immolations in Tibet, The shame of the world is published in Paris.
A global study cites a shortage of professional care for China's nine million Alzheimer's sufferers.

Agence-France Presse
Chinese agency Dagong downgrades US credit rating below Spain's.
Chinese companies are most at risk for corruption, says Transparency International.
Spain’s second-biggest bank Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria will take a 2.3 billion euro charge for reducing its stake in China Citic Bank to free up capital.
Nigerian Liquefied petroleum gas seen headed to China in rare move.

Foreign affairs
New York Times
China's forgotten role in the Allied victory over the Axis helps explain its geopolitical aspirations today, writes Rana Mitter.
Global Times
"Nation angered" over Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Yasukuni Shrine offering.
Cambodia Daily
Export-Import Bank of China signed off on two agreements to provide a total of US$121 million in loans to Cambodia.
The Hindu
Commentary: China is quietly but surely pursuing its strategic interests in Afghanistan. It is time India worked out the implications for itself.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.