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China news round-up: Supreme court calls for less interference, NetQin sues Muddy Waters

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 30 October, 2013, 7:53am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 30 October, 2013, 7:53am

Wall Street Journal
The Third Plenum is expected to produce just the kind of muddle-through compromises more associated with messy democracies than top-down authoritarian regimes like China's.
People's Supreme Court website*
Supreme People's Court calls on officials to stop interfering in the judicial process.
Radio Free Asia
Authorities in Qinghai province have dismissed three village leaders from their posts following area protests and ahead of plans to force villagers to fly the Chinese national flag from their homes.
Taipei Times
Taiwan's former President Chen Shui-bian instructed the signing of unpublished agreements with China regarding the storage of Taiwan’s nuclear waste in Gansu province, a Taiwan lawmaker said.

Asahi Shimbun
The New Citizen Movement gains momentum in China.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Nothing says "I support the government’s austerity campaign" like "princeling" Li Xiaolin's coat on the steps of the Great Hall of the People.
Tech in Asia
China Telecom unveiled the world’s first dual Tibetan-Chinese language smartphone in Lhasa.
New York Times - Sinosphere
"Some women drivers lack a sense of direction. They often can’t decide which way to go when they drive," says Beijing police, prompting widespread criticism.

Foreign Policy
The renminbi's steady climb in value is good news for investors who borrow dollars, trade them in for renminbi, and then use the cash to buy dim sum bonds.
Financial Times
London, Luxembourg, Paris, Frankfurt and Zurich have all styled themselves as the rightful European trading centre of the Chinese currency. Vying for the Asian crown are Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei and Sydney.
NetQin Mobile, a Chinese mobile Internet services provider, has sued short-seller Muddy Waters over a scathing report which caused shares of the company plunging over the last few days.
An unflattering analysis of a publicly listed company led to the detention of an investment researcher Wang Weihua.

Foreign affairs
Bernama (Malaysia)
Malaysia and China are to engage in joint military exercises beginning next year, nine years after having signed a memorandum of understanding on defence cooperation. 
Kyodo (Japan)
Five Chinese naval vessels on Tuesday sailed outside Japanese territorial waters near Okinawa Prefecture.
Syndey Morning Herald
If Chinese stopped buying in areas of Sydney that are popular with Chinese home buyers, the value of these local markets would fall by about 25 per cent.
Eleven Myanmar
Timber smugglers in Myanmar used illegal routes to export more than US$17 million worth of timber to China.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.