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China news round-up: Tibetan father self-immolates, Zhou Yongkang's son assists probe

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 05 December, 2013, 8:19am
UPDATED : Thursday, 05 December, 2013, 8:28am

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Politics
Xinhua
First Politburo study meeting after the Third Plenum: theory and methodology of Karl Marx's historical materialism.
China News Service*
Guangdong province reveals for the first time its revenue from family-planning fines: 1.5 billion yuan last year.
Beijing News*
The Supreme People's Court affirms ban on shaved heads, handcuffs for defendants in court.
Reuters
Zhou Yongkang's son, Zhou Bin, is in Beijing, helping with a probe into Jiang Jiemin.

Society
Radio Free Asia
A Tibetan father of two self-immolated in Sichuan province in protest against Chinese rule.
New York Times
Artist Wang Luyuan's work is an untold story in Chinese art.
Businessweek
Blue-collar wages have risen more quickly than white-collar wages for the past four years (14 vs. 12 per cent).
Modern Express*
Schools and kindergartens in Nanjing are closed today due to pollution.

Economy
Caixin
"What should concern us is that problems will emerge if [deposit interest rates] continue rising [after liberalization]," says Yi Gang, head of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange.
China Economic Watch
"If bitcoins become a method for arbitraging or circumventing capital controls and thus affecting the value of the yuan, they will be restricted."
Tech in Asia
Just one day after investing in a Japanese gaming company, Qihoo puts US$25 million into the Brazilian startup PSafe, which makes free antivirus products for Windows.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
A new generation of entrepreneurs are finding success in increasingly innovative apps.

Foreign affairs
The Telegraph
China agreed to enter talks on the cyber-espionage, a coup for David Cameron after similar suggestions to Beijing from Barack Obama were rebuffed.
China Post (Taiwan)
Taiwan has negotiated with the mainland's Ministry of Defense on extension of ADIZ to the South China Sea, China insisted on extending the current ADIZ to the South China Sea, said Director-General of the National Security Bureau Tsai Der-sheng.
The Age
An Australian government scientist's failure to show up for work reportedly led to his exposure as a Chinese spy.
Eleven Media (Myanmar)
US$200 million in illegally logged timber is exported annually across Myanmar's porous border areas to China. 

* denotes articles in Chinese language.