China news round-up: Joe Biden to visit China next month, Evernote expands in China
China’s Communist Party leaders will enter the Third Plenum with the economy on an upswing, services and manufacturing surveys show.
Commentary: Proposed changes to current policies would be monumental, and considering what is at stake, the leadership would be wise to move slowly at the Third Plenum.
Radio Free Asia
Xinjiang authorities have detained more than 50 ethnic minority Muslims as Beijing authorities have tightened security and surveillance of Uygur scholar Ilham Tohti.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
A study finds that nearly 53 per cent of Internet users fall under the category of “rightists”, with another 41 per cent holding more centrist views. Only six per cent hold clearly “leftist” views.
In Xinjiang, security forces have become even edgier than usual.
New York Times - Sinosphere
The state still does not offer disabled students access to the general “gaokao”, instead directing them to different systems.
China is engaged in a new expansion of dams in great staircases, reservoir upon reservoir — some 130 in China’s Southwest.
Courier Mail (Australia) via Quartz
Essence of Kangaroo, an aphrodisiac made from of the animal's testicles, is a capsule retailing for between 200 to 870 yuan.
On top of the stronger Chinese currency, wages in the Pearl River Delta are climbing at double-digit rates each year as factories compete for workers in a tight labour market.
Wall Street Journal
Tencent is vying to lead a US$200 million fundraising in Snapchat, the latest effort by one of China's internet giants to gain a foothold in the US market.
A takeover of Blackberry by Lenovo wouldn't go down well in Ottawa or Washington.
Tech in Asia
China becomes Evernote’s biggest market outside the US as its userbase doubles in six month.
US Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit China, Japan and South Korea next month. Biden to visit China, Japan, S. Korea in December.
Press TV (Iran)
Commentary: China is slowly redefining global political paradigm from the one where military alliances to the one were trade and business partnerships are the cornerstone for the long wished for global peace.
East Asia Forum
"Chinese leaders and officials cannot afford to be seen as soft towards Japan", writes Ren Xiao, director of the Center for the Study of Chinese Foreign Policy at Fudan University University.
Daily Nation (Kenya)
Kenya has turned to China to fund the building of a new standard gauge railway line between Mombasa and Nairobi, potentially upsetting current infrastructure arrangements with its neighbours.