China news round-up: Border pact with India expected, mainland tourism to Taiwan plummets
Gradually opening the hukou to migrants will boost the economy and establish a fairer society.
Los Angeles Times
UN review of China human rights record draws clashing accounts.
Even if China invests one trillion yuan in curbing air pollution, average PM2.5 levels will only drop to 60 micrograms per cubic meter, far above the 25 microgram standard set by the European Union.
Communist Party’s Central Politico-Legal Commission issues rules to prevent miscarriages of justice.
Radio Free Asia
Former workers at two state-run banks have converged on the capital in recent days amid a dispute over redundancy payments, as police continue to bus them en masse to an unofficial detention center.
Hong Kong is edging closer to the demographic turning point where, like China, its workforce will shrink.
Three public officials were each sentenced to 20 months in jail for illegally wiretapping a county party chief in Hunan province.
China Post (Taiwan)
Taiwan has seen a 35.7-annual drop in Chinese tour groups in the first 20 days of October, the result of a new ban in China on low-cost, low-quality tours.
The state media campaign "is a reminder to Starbucks or any foreign company that, in an 'irregular' market place, the downfall" could happen anytime.
Wall Street Journal
Risky bonds are making a comeback after falling out of favor over the summer.
New York Times
The WTO panel ruling on China's rare earth export restrictions will send its confidential draft report on Wednesday to China.
Cities surrounding Beijing, where steel mills are chief employers, lose out from efforts to curb pollution.
Japan, China were close to preventing current turmoil over Diaoyu Islands, writes opposition lawmaker Akihisa Nagashima.
Visiting Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev said his country welcomes more Chinese investment in the Russian Far East and promised Russia would protect foreign investors.
Times of India
India, China to sign landmark pact on border cooperation.
Singapore-based investors can now buy renminbi-denominated securities, paving the way for direct trading between the two countries’ currencies.
* denotes articles in Chinese language.