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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 05 November, 2013, 8:03am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 05 November, 2013, 8:07am

China news round-up: Joe Biden to visit China next month, Evernote expands in China

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
Bloomberg
China’s Communist Party leaders will enter the Third Plenum with the economy on an upswing, services and manufacturing surveys show.
Caixin
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.

Society
The Economist
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.
The Guardian
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

Economy
Financial Times
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.
Businessweek
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.

Foreign affairs
USA Today
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.

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