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China news round-up: Graft probes 'can even target Politburo', India says separatist in Yunnan

PUBLISHED : Monday, 03 February, 2014, 8:09am
UPDATED : Monday, 03 February, 2014, 3:02pm
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Even Communist Party Politburo members can be targeted in graft investigations, says the Central Discicpline Inspection Commission.
East Asia Forum
"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*
Hangzhou closes 30 private clubs at the West Lake after leading small group directive. 
Blood and Treasure 
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.
Global Times*
CCTV New Year Gala should be abolished, argues Yang Hengjun.
China Medical News
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.
Foreign affairs
Jiji Press
Senior Japanese and Chinese officials exchanged harsh words over history and territory during the Munich Security Conference.
National Journal
The Australian 
"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.
Hindustan Times
United Liberation Front of Assam leader tracked down in China, Indian intelligence claims.
* denotes articles in Chinese language.