President Xi Jinping stresses creating jobs  as paramount task.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
The National Reform and Development Commission has become a "small State Council ".
Some officials have  an ideological "calcium deficiency".
Policy makers are split  over the pace at which smaller cities should expand.
Gaokao-registration is set to continue to fall  to its lowest level in almost a decade..
Seven men have been sentenced  to prison for illegally detaining petitioners in Beijing.
Radio Free Asia
Chinese police beat  Tibetan monk to death over banned cassettes.
Hainan schoolmaster, official face child molestation charges  after initial contradictory police reports.
EU to warn China  it may levy duties against Huawei.
Beijing rents have nearly doubled  over the last five years.
Audi holds on  to demand as luxury auto sales slow.
Hukou reforms could become China's new growth engine, says an analyst .
Times of India
China reacts cautiously  to Nawaz Sharif's victory in Pakistan.
The Arctic Council is set  to rule on China's status.
In Cambodia, China fuels deadly illegal logging trade .
Radio Free Asia
Myanmar's 88 Generation group of former dissidents holds first talks with China .
How China is revolutionising warfare  online.
traces Chinese participation  in United Nations peacekeeping operations.
Fishing boat returns to Taiwan  after being intercepted by Vietnam in the South China Sea.
* denotes articles in Chinese language.
Correction: the orginal summary wrongly stated that the Beijing petitioners themselves had been sentenced to prison.