Xi Jinping didn't take a taxi
Tea Leaf Nation
Chinese press rushes  to withdraw the botched story.
The two journalists are respected  Beijing correspondents.
Luo Changping says  Xinhua's denunciation of the story will be used as a justification for further tightening control of the media.
Al Jazeera - The Stream
China censors the word 'censorship'  in film director Feng Xiaogang's recent Hong Kong speech.
Those who have become wealthy through thanks to market economy have become an interest group blocking reforms, says leading journalist Hu Shuli .
The domestic paramilitary police should be better prepared , says Fan Changlong, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission.
China luxury jet sales are set to surge this year, says an analyst .
Amid lower growth, Beijing shifts focus  to developing a mass consumer society.
Rail freight reforms to launch in May .
People's Daily* - Overseas Edition
argues that a luxury hotels' loss in revenue shows that austerity measures are successful .
The Chinese government spends 600 billion yuan  per year on "san gong" expenses: official banquets, overseas travel and government vehicles.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Taiwan’s obsession  with the mainland TV show 'I'm a singer'.
Haixi Morning Post via China Development Brief 
Taiwanese social organisations are now allowed to set up  branches in Xiamen, Fujian.
China News Agency
Taiwan's economy to grow by 3.6 per cent in 2013, up from 1.3 per cent last year, says a UN research unit .
Sydney University is criticised for blocking  a visit by the Dalai Lama.
Australian Associated Press
Sydney University denies ditching Dalai Lama  "to protect its financial ties with the Chinese government".
Free trade talks between China and Australia are deadlocked over foreign investment restrictions.
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