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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 06 November, 2013, 7:52am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 06 November, 2013, 8:15am

China news round-up: Zhu Jianrong claims to be safe, South Africa turns to Chinese bonds

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
China Economic Watch
Third Plenum: "A bolder move would be for the central government to directly take on the national health care and pension systems, freeing local governments to focus on education and running infrastructure."
The Guardian
China's new air pollution control plan includes 18 synthetic natural gas plants, which use 18 times more water and emit up to 108 per cent more CO2 than coal.
Beijing Times*
Overseas inspection tours have been banned, according to new Communist Party austerity guidelines.
Caixin
Profile of disgraced Nanjing mayor Ji Jianye who pursued aggressive development plans at every stop of his career in Jiangsu until residents – and the Communist Party – had enough.

Society
Radio Free Asia
Beijing authority detains hundreds of veterans ahead of the Third Plenum.
Asahi Shimbun
Zhu Jianrong, a Chinese scholar who has been detained by Chinese authorities since mid-July for unknown reasons upon arrival in China, claims to be safe in a letter.
Quartz
China’s corruption crackdown is helping fuel a second-hand luxury market.
China File
Video: A Beijing migrant tries to break into the movie industry.

Economy
Financial Times
Foreign companies are looking for signs that tough tactics are no more than short-term political moves.
Wall Street Journal
In a shift that is reshaping the global cotton market, China's textile mills now import record levels of cotton yarn – the semi-finished material ready to be made into fabric.
Bloomberg
China may phase out sugar stockpiling program, the NDRC says.
UPI
Australia's mining sector is expected to suffer from China's economic downturn, says a report by London-based research consultants Business Monitor.

Foreign affairs
The Hindu
India and China on Tuesday began a 10-day joint military drill on counterterrorism — the first such exercise between the neighbours in five years.
Independent Online (South Africa)
For the first time in the South African Reserve Bank's history a portion of reserves will be invested in the Chinese interbank bond market.
New Zealand Herald
Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand should smooth China's path to joining TPP.
Cambodia Daily
“This year we repatriated six [human trafficking] victims from mainland China already. According to the victims, they have met many Cambodian women who were stuck in China but they don’t know how to get back," says activist Hoy Pich Sovann.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.

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