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Radio Free Asia
Jailed Chinese Nobel peace laureate Liu Xiaobo is to appeal against his conviction and 11-year jail term for "incitement to subvert state power."
"Deng Xiaoping’s goal during his heyday when 'to get rich is glorious' [...] is still true today, albeit with a far greater emphasis on national, rather than individual, wealth," writes Orville Schell.
Two types of obstacle would present themselves – ideological and vested interests – and the latter was bigger, says economist Wu Jinglian.
Campaigners create "mirror web sites" to circumvent controls after Reuters and the Wall Street Journal's websites are blocked.
New York Times - India Ink
In Chinese bookshops, eight of the 10 best sellers would be self-help books, says novelist Tash Aw.
New York Times - Sinosphere
The number of deaths from lung cancer in China has increased by 465 per cent over the past 30 years, doctors said at the Sixth China North-South Lung Cancer Summit.
Commentary on anti-Jimmy Kimmel protests: "Intervention from the Chinese government is not only inappropriate but will complicate matters."
An animated account of the Bloomberg controversy.
The Shanghai Free Trade Zone's "negative list" will be modified next year.
Taiwan's ally Sao Tome and Principe is open to oil exploration from Chinese and Taiwanese companies, as the African island expands relations with the Mainland.
Small business owners in California are cashing in on the boom in Chinese tourism to the state.
Crowdfunding in China could be US$50 billion business by 2025.
Japan Daily Press
Chinese experts claim Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s ASEAN visits to form anti-China alliance.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Chinese aid groups remained in limbo Monday as the Chinese and Philippine governments continued discussions over Chinese relief workers in the country.
13 North Korean escapees trying to reach South Korea have been arrested by police in Yunnan province.
Over the past two decades China's annual Antarctic spending has tripled to US$55 million, three times its Arctic investment.