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PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 November, 2013, 8:04am
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China news round-up: Aircraft carrier Liaoning to sail past Taiwan, EU imposes solar tariffs

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Patrick Boehler has written for Foreign Policy, Time, Bloomberg, Le Monde Diplomatique and the Chinese weekly Shidai Zhoubao. He has covered Southeast Asia for the Austrian daily Wiener Zeitung and China's relations with Myanmar for the Myanmese magazine The Irrawaddy, reporting from the trenches of the Kachin civil war and Yangon's tea houses. He began his reporting career in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian online news portal Malaysiakini. Before moving to Hong Kong, he worked for Austria's ministries of defence and foreign affairs in Beijing. He studied in Milan, Vienna, Beijing and Hong Kong.
 

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Global Times
"To develop Chinese soft power, is to dig into the deeper meaning of Confucianism and socialism, that's a great task of our time," said Gan Yang, dean of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities at Sun Yat-Sen University.
China Post (Taiwan)
The aircraft carrier Liaoning is likely to traverse Taiwan's southern and eastern maritime borders before returning to a port on China's Hainan Island.
Huashang Daily*
Ningshan county, Shaanxi, requires its officials to deposit their passports.
China News Service*
Hubei Deputy Governor Guo Youming is the 13th high-level provincial official to fall over graft since the 18th Party Congress last year.

Society
Wall Street Journal
Chinese people retired from the workforce faster than new workers started paying into the country's national pension fund last year.
Radio Free Asia
"The Xinjiang authorities are in the process of doing something very dangerous," says Uygur university professor Ilham Tohti. The way they pursue anti-splittism campaigns is "insulting, blatant and draws attention to itself."
New York Times
Some men approach sex doll makers with photos of their late wives at the Guangzhou National Sex Culture Festival.
China Dialogue
Chinese ivory-smugglers in Mozambique.

Economy
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
28 pilot cities and urban areas will qualify for subsidies the government outlined in September aimed at boosting alternative-fuel vehicle sales.
Financial Times
The cotton that China plans to start selling from its vast state reserves this week, at a price below what it paid for this year's harvest, might be rather hard actually to spin; it came off farms in 2011.
Businessweek
China’s purchases of gold climbed 30 per cent, to 996.3 tons, in the 12 months through September, while sales in India rose 24 per cent, to 977.6 tons, according to the London-based World Gold Council.
Quartz
The source of surging bond yields comes from China’s labyrinthine interbank market, where banks have rigged intricate trades to keep loans off their books while recording deposits that aren’t actually there.

Foreign affairs
Australian Associated Press
Australia faces strained diplomatic ties on a new front after China lashed out at comments from the foreign minister, Julie Bishop, over its "air defence zone" (ADIZ).
Asahi Shimbun
China's growing maritime power has emerged as the biggest challenge to the Japanese military since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Tokyo this year halted a decade of declining military outlays with a 0.8 per cent increase to 4.9 trillion yen.
Peterson Institute of International Economics
"China’s suggestion that they may declare other ADIZ’s, including in the West [Yellow] Sea," is a concern in South Korea.
Xinhua*
EU imposes tariffs on Chinese solar-glass exporters.

* denotes articles in Chinese language. 

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