China news round-up: Zhu Jianrong claims to be safe, South Africa turns to Chinese bonds
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."
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.
Overseas inspection tours have been banned, according to new Communist Party austerity guidelines.
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.
Radio Free Asia
Beijing authority detains hundreds of veterans ahead of the Third Plenum.
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.
China’s corruption crackdown is helping fuel a second-hand luxury market.
Video: A Beijing migrant tries to break into the movie industry.
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.
China may phase out sugar stockpiling program, the NDRC says.
Australia's mining sector is expected to suffer from China's economic downturn, says a report by London-based research consultants Business Monitor.
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.
“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.
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