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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 31 October, 2013, 8:05am
UPDATED : Thursday, 31 October, 2013, 8:12am

China news round-up: Chen Yongzhou formally arrested, Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits France

BIO

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
 

Politics
China Copyright and Media
"The haze in the online space is gradually clearing up," State Internet Information Office Director Lu Wei said, commenting on the Internet crackdown.
Global Times
Editorial: China needs united front against terrorism.
China Media Project
"The new Criminal Procedure Law introduced last year made additional demands about not forcing confessions, and also made stipulations about protecting the secrecy of information during the process of investigation and trial," says media law expert Wei Yongzheng.
The Economist
Ji Jianye's replacement as mayor Nanjing "will need steady nerves, a thorough accountant and perhaps a fondness for trees".

Society
Human Rights in China
On Monday, Shanghai police took away nearly 100 protesters who were seeking information on the cause of activist Shen Yong’s death.
New York Times - Sinosphere
The Hayek Association, an informal group of dozens of Chinese scholars that is not registered — cannot register, several members said.
Blocked on Weibo
The Chinese keywords on messaging app LINE’s “bad words” list.
China Dialogue
One of the goals of relocating Qinghai nomads and farmers to urban housing is to improve the environment and preserve local culture, but the effect is often the opposite.

Economy
Bloomberg
China’s top four banks posted their biggest increase in soured loans since at least 2010.
Caixin
Shanghai could "slow down the growth a bit", said Party Secretary Han Zheng.
Wall Street Journal
Investors in Chinese Internet stocks begin to take profits after months of big gains push valuations to lofty levels.
Financial Times
China set to supply components to US nuclear power plants.

Foreign affairs
BBC
Ghana arrests Chinese and Indian illegal gold miners. More than 4,500 Chinese nationals have been repatriated this year.
Daily NK
“We are confident of a restart of the Six-Party Talks,” says China’s Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs Wu Dawei.
Fairfax
The Australian embassy in Beijing is being secretly used to intercept phone calls and data as part of a US-led global spying network.
Al Bawaba
China had to to reduce its intake of Iranian oil by 5 per cent by the end of the year if it is to qualify for a new UN sanctions waiver. Instead, China’s imports of Iranian oil are up 1.4 per cent this year.

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