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21st Century Business Herald*
Politics and Law Commission could be excluded from interference in individual court cases, the report says citing an unidentified source.
"A Singapore-style approach - combining a freewheeling market economy and an authoritarian regime - has clearly emerged from the plenum," writes Yao Yang, director of the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University.
China needs to "build an open economic system", writes Vice Premier Wang Yang.
"'Stability maintenance' does blanket coverage, but the blanket, most of the time, is soft. This is because citizens are well accustomed to monitoring themselves," writes Perry Link.
New York Times - Latitude
Relaxing the one-child policy may hurt some Chinese women by reviving patriarchal Confucian practices.
Radio Free Asia
The Uyghur American Association questions the government account of violence at a Xinjiang police station last week.
China Development Brief
Chongqing’s traditional state-led development model, its indifference to civil society organizations and the overall lack of civic awareness are major factors hindering the development of NGOs in the city.
China has a plan to stem the rise of antibiotic resistance.
Foxconn Technology Group plans to announce an intention to invest in Pennsylvania.
US movie distributors will manage a meagre 5 to 6 per cent increase in their China sales this year, a mere fraction of the 60 per cent gain that Chinese language films have enjoyed.
The Wenzhou Private Lending Registration Service Center, open for business since April 2012, has brokered loan agreements worth 1.6 billion yuan between individuals and small business owners.
Online shopping in China surged in the third quarter of the year with transactions totaling 454.76 billion yuan, up 42.4 per cent from the same period last year.
The new EU-China trade agreement is intended to address this imbalance and help the EU remain relevant in the face of Beijing’s preference for dealing directly with European capitals, particularly Berlin.
Chennai Centre for China Studies
Sri Lanka will be on tenterhooks to see how China handles the island's human rights situation as a “responsible” member of the United Nations Human Rights Council when the US resolution comes up in March 2014.
China’s International Court of Justice Judge Xue Hanqin publicly defends China’s non-participation in UNCLOS arbitration.
"We do have an RMB account here, but so far the Chinese prefer to pay in euros," says Maziar Hojjati, managing director of National Iranian Oil's China office.
* denotes articles in Chinese language.