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China news round-up: Mandela tributes pour in on Chinese microblogs, land sales surge in hubs

PUBLISHED : Friday, 06 December, 2013, 8:19am
UPDATED : Friday, 06 December, 2013, 8:30am

Trending topics on weibo
Nelson Mandela's death
Chongqing child's death
Tuhao buys a tank
Guangdong's one-child policy violation fines

Fei Chang Dao
Sina Weibo censors searches for "Xi Jinping's August 19 Speech" on propaganda and values.
Beijing Youth Daily
Critical scholar Hu Xingdou talks about special privileges, praises Third Plenum's "small government" reform plans.
Global Times*
Big Vs, Internet celebrities,are a thing of the past, writes People's Daily editor Jiang Yuanming.
China Law and Policy
"It is the lack of unity among the major media outlets in dealing with the Chinese government about their journalists’ visas that is a weakness."

"Things are so bad that illicit payments are best made in person instead of by bank transfer, a sure sign changes should be made."
China Digital Times
"Possibly no other country’s cartoonists have such a wealth of resources for their creative process," says cartoonist Badiucao.
China News Service
Beijing airport bomber Ji Zhongxing is in court today over his claims against the auxiliary policemen who he says crippled him.
The Economist
Survey suggests that 40 per cent of Taiwanese are in favour of the same-sex marriage bill and 45 per cent are against.

Land sales have surged 181.7 per cent in first-tier cities this year up to November.
China's two biggest trainmakers won bids for 258 bullet trains worth as much as 44.3 billion yuan as China’s high-speed rail network opens new lines.
Financial Times
Wang Jing, a Chinese telecoms entrepreneur, wades into Ukraine’s political crisis with a project proposal worth US$10 billion to build a deepwater port.
Tech in Asia
"In the aftermath of the first official statement by the Chinese government regarding Bitcoin, the entrepreneurs in China’s Bitcoin industry are optimistic," says a Beijing bitcoin entrepreneur.

Foreign affairs
People's Daily overseas edition*
Commentary: "Japan often does not understand Sino-US ties."
Los Angeles Times
China's ADIZ: "They wouldn’t do something to a commercial airline," [59-year-old housewife Kazuyo] Ito said uncertainly, before turning to her 29-year-old daughter, Kaori, who piped in with more confidence, "I don’t think it will affect regular passengers like us."
The Guardian
Online poll: 58 per cent {as of Friday morning) say that Prime Minister David Cameron is right and Mandarin should be a language taught at British schools.
Jamestown China Brief
Sober Sino-Mongolian relations improved during the fall, with a pair of official visits demonstrating progress on both economic and military ties.