Beijing has decided to cut back  on celebrations in December to mark Mao Zedong's 120th birthday.
China's web sites censor Xu Zhiyong's arrest .
New York Times
The US consul general in Hong Kong suggested that Beijing intervened  to let Edward Snowden flee the territory.
Chinese leaders appear to have decided that the risk of a long slow death by “corruption cancer” is preferable to undergoing a high-risk operation of real political reform, writes Elizabeth Economy .
21st Century Business Herald*
Beijing bans the rental of underground apartments .
Tiny Times is unabashedly fetishising the material ambitions  of China’s post-’80s and -’90s “me” generation.
Book publishers try to sell Chinese fiction in translation .
Public trust crisis threatens China's nuclear power ambitions .
Property markets in smaller cities are "troubled by oversupply ".
China imposes duties  on solar material from US and South Korea.
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Huawei invests in 5G networks .
Banks will struggle to be profitable with further liberalisation of interest rates, says a Merchant Bank executive .
Editorial : Japan's PM Shinzo Abe is turning the country into a "rogue state".
Venezuela may become China's "entrance gate" to Mercosur, says Vice-President Jorge Arreaza .
President Ueli Maurer is the fourth member  of the Swiss Federal Council to visit China in three months.
Times of India
India's move to deploy 50,000 additional troops along the China border is "pragmatic", said Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid .
* denotes articles in Chinese language.