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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 23 October, 2013, 7:47am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 23 October, 2013, 8:47am

China news round-up: Border pact with India expected, mainland tourism to Taiwan plummets


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

China Dialogue
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.
Duihua Foundation
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.
Financial Times
Cities surrounding Beijing, where steel mills are chief employers, lose out from efforts to curb pollution.

Foreign affairs
Asahi Shimbun
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.
Financial Times
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. 



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