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PUBLISHED : Monday, 27 January, 2014, 8:25am
UPDATED : Monday, 27 January, 2014, 9:15am

China news round-up: Activist Hu Jia detained in Beijing, Taiwan and Japan reach fishing deal

BIO

Patrick Boehler has published on China and Southeast Asia in four languages for publications in the US, Europe and Asia. After stints with Austria's ministries of defence and foreign affairs in Vienna and Beijing, he began his reporting career in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian online news portal Malaysiakini and, later, The Irrawaddy Magazine, a Myanmar exile publication in Thailand. He holds a doctorate in political science and has taught journalism at the University of Hong Kong. Follow him on Twitter: @mrbaopanrui
 

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During Xu Zhiyong's trial, "the heads of the Beijing public security bureau, procuratorate, and court — Fu Zhenghua, Chi Qiang, and Mu Ping — were all watching the proceedings in their entirety from the video room."
Global Times
The central government will no longer use GDP figures as indicators to evaluate the work of officials in poverty-stricken counties. 
Foreign Affairs
Xinjiang Party Secretary Zhang Chunxian "acquiesced to the demands of the Han immigrant population, exchanging government benefits for supposed stability - a bargain that already appears to be unsustainable".
Ministry of Public Security*
Police has detained 5,300 suspects in a crackdown on illegal casinos.

Society
China Change
Four more participants in the New Citizen Movement - Ding Jiaxi, Li Wei, Yuan Dong, Zhang Baocheng - face trial today in Beijing.
Global Times
Ugyur scholar Ilham Tohti "colluded with overseas 'East Turkestan Islamic Movement' forces to incite 'independence' of Xinjiang".
East Asia Forum
Public health research has shown that female sex workers who have never been detained are more likely to access sexually-transmitted disease/HIV services and have stronger social networks.
Taipei Times
A spokesman for the Taiwan's People First Party, which supports unification, was denied a mainland visa allegedly for his party's opposition to President Ma Ying-jeou.

Economy
Financial Times
Hostilities rose with a missive issued by the Ministry of Commerce to the United States over its anti-dumping measures and counter investigations on Chinese solar products.
Wall Street Journal
ICBC is close to taking on a majority stake in Standard Bank's London-based commodities- and foreign-exchange-trading business.
Quartz
China Central Television claims that Wal-Mart has been allowing products from unlicensed suppliers onto its shelves, and thus bypassing quality and safety checks.
Legal Daily*
Ministry of Land says it is rolling out national real estate registration.

Foreign affairs
Jamestown Foundation China Brief
India’s defense modernization and procurements can offer opportunities for Japan to forge a closer partnership, depending on the extent to which Japan liberalizes its defense exports and transfer of technology and joint-production.
Asahi Shimbun
Taiwan and Japan struck a compromise in talks in Taipei about allowing fishing boats from both sides to operate in overlapping waters in the East China Sea.
Asan Forum
"It would appear that Australia needs to avoid being seen as choosing Japan over China," writes scholar Linda Jakobson.
Malaysian Insider
Chinese ships patrol the James Shoal in the South China Sea, an area contested by Malaysia among other nations. 

* denotes articles in Chinese language.

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