China news round-up: Hundreds clash with police in Yunnan, new round of graft inspections | South China Morning Post
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China news round-up: Hundreds clash with police in Yunnan, new round of graft inspections


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

Pressure on pensions may force officials to push the retirement age off for five years.
Since 2009, at least 53 people across China have lit themselves on fire to protest the destruction of their homes.
Beijing Times*
Wang Qishan announces next round of corruption inspections, to include Xinhua news agency, Three Gorges, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Land Resources.
People's Daily overseas edition*
Hong Kong's Occupy Central organizers seeking inspiration in Taiwan is "very shocking".

New Express*
continues its front-page campaign for the release of staffer Chen Yongzhou.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Hundreds of people clash with police in Jinning county, Yunnan province, in land dispute, wounding 27 police officers.
Want China Times
Taiwanese businesses ignore central bank's order and accept renminbi.
Teal Leaf Nation
Taiwanese politician Hung Chih-kune tries to sue Sina over censoring his microblog.

Financial Times
Big foreign investors are increasingly lured by China's bond markets.
Baidu pledged eight per cent return on a new investment product, but then deletes the weibo post that made the guarantee.
Tesla may have just made its first sale in China.
Wall Street Journal
Domestic sales at China's box office rose 94 per cent in the first nine months, while receipts of imported films declined 5.2 per cent.

Foreign affairs
The Hindu
China’s biggest power companies have, for the first time, agreed to set up a permanent presence in India.
Conspicuously absent from the flurry of new deals signed during Russian PM Dimitry Medvedev was what Russia actually wants the most: a long-term agreement to sell China natural gas through a dedicated pipeline.
Manila Times
While he insisted that the Scarborough Shoal is a legitimate part of the Philippine territory, President Aquino said that there are no plans to remove concrete blocks allegedly placed by Chinese ships.
Jerusalem Post
China, Israel have similar water problems, says a visiting Chinese official.

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