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China news round-up: Cambodia turns to Japan, Chinese textile manufacturer to South Carolina

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 24 December, 2013, 8:24am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 24 December, 2013, 8:30am

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China Media Project
"The fact of national interest makes it such that media control is a line that sovereign nations today must draw," according to an article posted on the website of Seeking Truth magazine.
The solution to addressing soaring local government debt is giving lower-level officials more autonomy.
The Central Discipline Inspection Commission called on leading cadres to pledge not to visit private entertainment clubs.
"A lot of the commanding heights state sectors have been criticized for corruption and that may put them a little bit more on the defensive and less able to resist a third wave of economic reform," says Susan Shirk.

China Post (Taiwan)
The Taiwan Environmental Information Center said there are five heavily-polluted areas on the island's western coast.
Global Voices
Chen Hongguo, an assistant professor at the Northwest University of Politics and Law in Xian, resigned seeking academic freedom.
New York Times - Sinosphere
Multiple-choice questions from the official training guide for journalists.
Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood's fortunes were mixed in 2013 in China - just four of the top 10 movies were from the US.

Financial Times
China’s cash squeeze has worsened despite the central bank’s repeated attempts to calm financial markets with emergency money injections.
China’s benchmark money-market rate climbed for a seventh day and interest-rate swaps increased as banks hoarded cash to meet year-end regulatory requirements.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Chinese textile entrepreneurs are looking east over the Pacific and wondering whether it’s time to move to the US.
Analyst estimates on iPhone sales in China next year range from as low as 5 million to as high as 23 million.

Foreign affairs
Asia Times
"After two years of relative disorientation and confusion, China is now actively catching up with Myanmar's new political reality," writes Yun Sun.
Wall Street Journal
Cambodia's closing of ranks with neighbours and Japan indicates its longtime with China is fading.
The Hindu
China defends nuclear ties with Pakistan.
Brisbane Times
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has swung Australia dramatically away from an even-handed position towards strong support for Japan.

* denotes articles in Chinese language.