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China news round-up: Xi Jinping praises Confucius, US bombers fly over disputed area

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 27 November, 2013, 8:13am
UPDATED : Friday, 29 November, 2013, 6:15pm
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Beijing Youth Daily*
President Xi Jinping praises Confucius during a visit to the philosopher's hometown Qufu
Financial Times
"The crackdown on foreign businesses is part of a power struggle between different factions and does not represent the goals of President Xi,” says a senior researcher at a government think tank in Beijing.
Foreign Affairs
"Whether laojiao abolition marks a real turning point in advancing the rule of law depends less on Xi’s political skill in wresting power from 'tigers and flies' and bringing the domestic security apparatus to heel."
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
New York Times
"As the Third Plenum shows, the government only wants change on its own timetable, and in accordance with its needs," writes Xiao Shu.
Global Times
One in four Chinese women suffer domestic abuse, says the All-China Women's Federation.
China Dialogue
The government has been paying farmers to convert their land to forest, but an end to those payments could mean recent environmental gains are lost.
Video footage of PLA impostors confronting police.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Foreign companies may be gradually allowed to list on Chinese stock exchanges, says People's Bank of China head Zhou Xiaochuan.
Nomura expects China's GDP growth for 2014 to fall below the 7 per cent mark.
Zhong An Online Property Insurance starts selling policies for Taobao vendors.
China Labour Bulletin
A 22-day strike by nearly 5,000 workers at a Shenzhen factory run by Dutch semiconductor giant ASM ended with an agreement to increase wages and subsidies by 20 per cent.
Foreign affairs
Beijing Times*
Planes not respecting China's air defense identification zone in the East China Sea can be shot down, says a National Defense University lecturer.
Two American bombers have conducted what Pentagon officials described as a routine training mission through China's air defense identification zone.
Wall Street Journal
The choice of a TB program for Tibetan refugees for a public-health prize wasn't approved by the WHO, illustrating a collision of politics and public health.
Daily Times (Pakistan)
Chinese-built nuclear power plant construction started: "As Pakistan is not party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty it is excluded from the international trade in nuclear materials and technology, and can rely only on its neighbour China for help."
* denotes articles in Chinese language.