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China news round-up: County poverty lists to be scrapped, Putin to visit Beijing in May

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 29 January, 2014, 7:53am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 29 January, 2014, 7:53am
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New anti-poverty policies include setting up a mechanism that would eventually remove counties from an official poverty list, allowing subsidies to benefit people who really need them.
People who want to circumvent home-purchase restrictions, swindle insurance payments and wanted fugitives are part of fake hukou agents' customer base.
Taipei Times
"The adjustment of [school] curricula outlines is a ‘de-Taiwanization’ effort that is trying to instill students with a ‘Greater China’ historical perspective," says DPP Policy Research Committee executive director Joseph Wu.
Yutu moon rover failure: "However disappointing the technical setback may be, the slick media strategy marks a huge advance."
New Yorker
China’s new bourgeoisie discovers alternative education.
Global Times
Editorial: Tennis player Li Na's "triumph couldn't serve as a reason to call for China to abandon the State mechanism immediately"
The Guardian
Radio Free Asia
Authorities in Jiangsu have deleted an online documentary about forced evictions, filmed and produced by a group of evictees.
China Economic Watch
The returns generated by FDI stock in China averaged 9.4 per cent between 2002 and 2012, compared with only 5.8 per cent for investment in the United States.
Financial Times
The central bank, which controls SAFE, has long been uncomfortable with handing money over to CIC because the fund operates under the auspices of the finance ministry.
Wall Street Journal
China's largest IPO this year, Shaanxi Coal, ended with the smallest first-day rise since new listings returned earlier this month, 14 per cent. 
China Economic Review
According to CLSA, 200 million Chinese could be jumping on flights by 2020, up from around 80 million in 2012 and far higher than the 100 million seen by the UN World Tourism Organisation.
Foreign affairs
Global Times
Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to pay a visit to China in May.
"The Internet cannot be allowed to become a new tool of US hegemony", writes the Communist Party school paper.
US Embassy 
"I will call on Chinese authorities [... to] restart substantive talks with the Dalai Lama or his representatives, without preconditions," says Ambassador-designate Max Baucus.
Cambodia Daily
Chinese, Japanese ambassadors in Cambodia spar off in a public row over the Yasukuni shrine.
* denotes articles in Chinese language.