China news round-up: Chen Yongzhou formally arrested, Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits France
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.
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.
Ji Jianye's replacement as mayor Nanjing "will need steady nerves, a thorough accountant and perhaps a fondness for trees".
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.
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.
China’s top four banks posted their biggest increase in soured loans since at least 2010.
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.
China set to supply components to US nuclear power plants.
Ghana arrests Chinese and Indian illegal gold miners. More than 4,500 Chinese nationals have been repatriated this year.
“We are confident of a restart of the Six-Party Talks,” says China’s Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Affairs Wu Dawei.
The Australian embassy in Beijing is being secretly used to intercept phone calls and data as part of a US-led global spying network.
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.