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China news round-up: Contracts nullified in N Korea, cross-straits government meeting set

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 28 January, 2014, 8:11am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 28 January, 2014, 8:11am
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Financial Times
"The big story of 2014 in the emerging world is the black cloud of debt hanging over China."
The Economist - Analects
"It is becoming increasingly clear that tightening their grip in Xinjiang is not the way to prevent eruptions of conflict."
Global Times
Editorial: "As long as Beijing remains backward in soft power compared with Western countries, dissidents who tend to ally with these nations in values and even actions will keep popping up."
The head of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council, Wang Yu-chi, is set to meet with the head of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, Zhang Zhijun, on February 16 in Nanjing.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
A group of entrepreneurs raised 120,000 yuan, Xi Zhiyong's wife tells him in a letter.
Radio Free Asia
More than 10,000 residents staged a protest against a planned waste incinerator power plant near Shantou, Guangdong province.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Chen Ruixi, vice mayor of Sanming in Fujian was sacked for causing the death of a colleague from drinking too much alcohol at a dinner.
New York Magazine
The real point of Chen Guangbiao's press conference in New York was to turn Americans against Falun Gong.
China Business News*
Zhu Changhong, chief investment officer at China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange, has resigned, unidentified sources say
China Economic Watch
Real estate developers Evergrande and Vanke have bought parts of financial institutions recently, moves that could see people living in their properties get access to more bank services.
Ministry of Land clarifies its plans to establish a land registry database: not for the public.
Foreign affairs
Three Chinese coast guard ships entered disputed waters near the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea.
New Focus International
Chinese investors' existing land lease agreements in North Korea's Rajin-Sonbong special economic zone have been invalidated after the Jang Song-thaek purge.
The Economic Times (India)
Le Monde
France promises Chinese tourists visa processing within 48 hours.