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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 29 October, 2013, 8:08am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 29 October, 2013, 8:10am

China news round-up: Censors rush to delete Tiananmen photos, Baidu expands in Thailand

BIO

Patrick Boehler has written for Foreign Policy, Time, Bloomberg, Le Monde Diplomatique and the Chinese weekly Shidai Zhoubao. He has covered Southeast Asia for the Austrian daily Wiener Zeitung and China's relations with Myanmar for the Myanmese magazine The Irrawaddy, reporting from the trenches of the Kachin civil war and Yangon's tea houses. He began his reporting career in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian online news portal Malaysiakini. Before moving to Hong Kong, he worked for Austria's ministries of defence and foreign affairs in Beijing. He studied in Milan, Vienna, Beijing and Hong Kong.
 

Politics
China Bystander
Ten questions about the Communist Party's Third Party Plenum next month.
Global Times*
Commentary: Incidents on Tiananmen Square should not be politicised.
China File
"If the country were on the verge of economic and political collapse the moment real GDP growth dipped under 8 percent, it would have already collapsed several times by now," write Damien Ma and William Adams.
Taipei Times
"We have managed to create a virtuous, not vicious, cycle between cross-strait relations and international affairs," says Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou.

Society
Weibo*
A protest by medical staff in Zhejiang continues to be one of the most-widely discussed topics on microblogs.
Tea Leaf Nation
Many comments on the Tiananmen incident on Monday were removed so fast from microblogs that they were able to generate only a handful of comments.
Radio Free Asia
With winter fast approaching, hundreds of residents of a Tibetan-populated county in Yunnan province are still living in tents two months after an earthquake destroyed homes and blocked roads to the mountainous region.
New York Times
The Chinese-language version of Wikipedia has become a battlefield for editors from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong in a region charged with political, ideological and cultural differences.

Economy
Wall Street Journal
Bank of Chongqing's prospectus for its upcoming Hong Kong initial public offering lays out how it lends through shadow banks.
Reuters - The Knowledge Effect
The liquidating trustee for what was once one of America's largest solar panel providers has filed a US$950 million antitrust lawsuit against three China-based companies for allegedly conspiring to drive US panel makers out of business.
Tech in Asia
Baidu, China’s top search engine and web portal, will be launching its search engine in Thailand with a Thai language version.
Danwei
Chinese pharmaceutical companies rush to invest in hospitals.

Foreign affairs
Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey's missile deal with China: "Even if Turkey refrained from expressing its distress concerning the recent rapprochement between the US and Iran, it was too much to swallow after the shortcoming of the failure in its Syrian policy," writes columnist Nuray Mert.
The Globe and Mail
Canada's slow oil, gas infrastructure development worries China, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says.
Ventures
The Nigeria Football Federation has entered into a partnership with the Chinese Business Council to promote trade and tourism between both nations via football.
The Nation (Pakistan)
Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani arrives in Beijing for a last visit ahead of retirement to discuss joint exercises.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.

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