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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"The privileged position of monopoly SOEs is coming to an end," writes Huang Yiping.
Premier Li Keqiang has signed an enforcement regulation on the state secrecy law "in an effort to boost government transparency".
Economic Daily News*
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On Internet users switching from weibo to WeChat: "So when people had the chance to move to a less frenetic instant communication environment, many were glad to take it."
International New York Times
Video: Village-based traditions once practiced by close-living families and neighbors are disappearing in an increasingly urban China.
CCTV New Year Gala should be abolished, argues Yang Hengjun.
China Medical News
H7N9 may be confined to Chinese due to susceptibility gene.
China Economics Blog
Estimates indicate urban inflation up to 2005 in China was “pro-poor,” in the sense that the increase in the cost of living for poorer households was smaller than for the average one.
China Economic Watch
Cinda Asset Management, a creation of the Ministry of Finance and the beneficiary of a recent US$2.5 billion IPO in Hong Kong, has become "China's biggest shadow bank".
Tech in Asia
Bitcoin exchange BTC China starts accepting deposits again.
Wall Street Journal
Suntech Power Holdings plans to file for US bankruptcy as it negotiates with holders of more than US$500 million in US convertible bonds.
Senior Japanese and Chinese officials exchanged harsh words over history and territory during the Munich Security Conference.
For more than two decades, Richard G. Quick has led a consultancy that has raised big bucks from big businesses to take the nation's leaders to China.
"In the history of our diplomatic relations, apart from the Tiananmen massacre, we've not had such a standoff," writes Australia's first ambassador to China Stephen Fitzgerald.
United Liberation Front of Assam leader tracked down in China, Indian intelligence claims.
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