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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 19 November, 2013, 8:03am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 20 November, 2013, 4:25pm

China news round-up: Liu Xiaobo's lawyer plans appeal, North Koreans arrested in Yunnan


Patrick Boehler has published on China and Southeast Asia in four languages for publications in the US, Europe and Asia. After stints with Austria's ministries of defence and foreign affairs in Vienna and Beijing, he began his reporting career in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian online news portal Malaysiakini and, later, The Irrawaddy Magazine, a Myanmar exile publication in Thailand. He holds a doctorate in political science and has taught journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Follow him on Twitter: @mrbaopanrui

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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.
The Guardian
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."
NMA (Taiwan)
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.

Foreign affairs
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.
Yonhap News
13 North Korean escapees trying to reach South Korea have been arrested by police in Yunnan province.
The Economist
Over the past two decades China's annual Antarctic spending has tripled to US$55 million, three times its Arctic investment.


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