China news round-up: Tycoon denies Hu Yaobang ties, China mediates in S Sudan
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Expect the Chinese government’s rhetoric and focus to shift from economic growth to job creation in 2014.
East Asia Forum
Without completing reforms at home as well as in the regulation of the foreign exchange market, the economy would be exposed to unacceptably dangerous risks.
Oil tycoon Wang Letian says that the family of former Communist Party general secretary Hu Yaobang was not linked to his deals for oilfields.
Environmental officials in Jiangsu province complain that they lack the power to address the economic issues that cause air pollution.
China Media Project
Terms associated with constitutionalism and democracy reached new lows in Chinese news coverage in 2014.
The New Yorker
Confucius returns to China with loudspeakers.
Radio Free Asia
Six herders who tried to defend grazing land from expropriation have been sentenced in Inner Mongolia.
Tea Leaf Nation
In the People's Daily-endorsed video game Fight Corruption, players gain points for using an electric prod to strike corrupt officials.
Wall Street Journal
Japanese auto makers are becoming increasingly bullish about their prospects in China amid strong sales gains.
The Chinese government is believed to have bought copper for strategic purposes.
Tech in Asia
Qihoo’s search engine – so.com – has gone from zero to its current 22.5 per cent market share in just 16 months.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Taiwan will not allow the installation of bitcoin ATMs, says Tseng Ming-chung, chairman of Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission.
The FBI did not state any possible motive for why Yan Feng, a Chinese national who is a permanent US resident, would have allegedly set the fire on the Chinese consulate in San Francisco.
Editorial: "It tries every means to depict the Sino-Japanese conflicts as efforts to fight against an authoritarian nation. In this way it can win back sympathy from the Western mainstream media."
Daily Times (Nigeria)
One third of trade between Africa and China takes place in Nigeria.
New Straits Times
Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Beijing was actively engaged in mediation efforts in South Sudan.