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PUBLISHED : Friday, 31 January, 2014, 8:29am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 05 February, 2014, 4:45pm

China news round-up: Wang Gongquan briefly returns to weibo, security tight in Tibetan county


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
Trending topics on weibo
CCTV annual gala
Chinese New Year celebrations
New Year vows
Speculation about Zhang Ziyi
Photo of three elderly women spending New Year's Eve at KFC
Year of the Horse 
Sydney Morning Herald
Those born in a year of the horse are going to have a particularly difficult year.
China Post (Taiwan)
The truck driver who rammed into the Presidential Office last Saturday was allowed to return home for Chinese New Year's Eve dinner with his family.
Beijing Times*
Editorial: A [Chinese] dream rooted in a freedom and rights
Jakarta Post
Editorial: To everyone, Gong Xi Fa Cai.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Chinese Acadamy of Social Science scholar recommends removing "fraudulent fund-raising" as a capital crime.
Asahi Shimbun
A year after a huge censorship row broke out at the Southern Weekly newspaper, things have gone from bad to worse concerning press freedom in China.
Wall Street Journal
Ruling against Chinese units of the "Big Four" audit firms is already rippling through plans by Chinese companies aiming to list in the US, like
Free Tibet
Photographs show a large military deployment in Luhuo County, Sichuan province, on two-year anniversary of shooting.
Tea Leaf Nation
"One hundred and thirty four days later, I returned home. My wife said I looked thin, and a bit tired," said a weibo post attributed to New Citizen Movement participant Wang Gongquan.
CAFA Art Info
China Dialogue
Despite ever-growing supply of domestic waste, China's recycling factories still depend on imported waste, says Adam Minter.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Hong Kong is the world’s most-visited city for international travelers, thanks to a growing influx of visitors from mainland China, according to a new study.
Even with last year’s restrained growth, sales during the Chinese New Year were more than twice the amount Chinese consumers bought during the festival in 2008.
Tech in Asia
Michael Pettis' blog
I would argue that China’s GDP is overstated by the value of these hidden losses, and over time these losses will be worked out.
Foreign affairs
Japan’s ambassador to the United States, Kenichiro Sasae, has called on the two countries to remain cool-headed and stop provoking each other.
The Atlantic
China was more of a topic of US presidential State of the Union addresses in the 1890s and 1960s than it is these years.
Chosun Ilbo
North Korea's ambassador to China warned South Korea and the US against upcoming joint military drills in a rare news conference.
* denotes articles in Chinese language.