US Secretary of State John Kerry's visit to China
Editorial : The visit is a test to Kerry’s ‘gentle’ side.
The People’s Liberation Army is showing rare signs of friendliness toward the United States, writes John Garnaut .
Activist Hu Jia  was put under house arrest during Kerry's visit.
China Digital Times
sums up further news coverage  on the visit.
The New Yorker - Letter from China
The China-referenced clip of the Daily Show goes viral .
Former labour camp inmate in Chongqing is denied compensation  on Friday, the day petitioner Tang Hui was denied compensation in a landmark trial in Hunan. (Background )
Radio Free Asia
40 activists, petitioners protested after being barred from visiting  the Beijing Municipal Women's Re-education Through Labor Facility on its open day.
The income gap between urban and rural Chinese is widening, according to an academic study .
It will be difficult to reduce the National Development and Reform Commission's powers, argues Peking University scholar Lu Feng .
Huaxi, China's "richest village", is loosing money .
American mink farmers are scrambling to keep up  with China's demand for all things fur.
ZD Net via Tech in Asia 
Sina Weibo expands to Thailand , aims at doubling the number of registered users to 1.6 million in the first year of operation.
Deng Hong, a developer specialising in exhibition centres, is the third billionaire to face an corruption inquiry  this year.
Zhang Jun, chairman of state-owned Chengdu Jiangong Group (CDJG), is being investigated  by Communist Party discipline officials.
Fears for China's shuanggui detainees  after Wenzhou official dies.
Officials cover their cars number plates  at Beijing's private clubs.
Hong Kong, Macau
The Economist - Analects
Macau is a doing better job than Hong Kong  in maintaing government archives.
Former Premier Zhu Rongji's daughter is appointed  Bank of China Hong Kong Holdings' Deputy Chief Executive.
Opposition leader Su says Chinese soft power is succeeding in "absorbing Taiwan ."
Hunchun, a city of 250,000 people at the North Korean border, held an air-raid evacuation drill .
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