Southern Metropolis Daily*
Rare report on a glitch during an air force exercise  in an effort to stem inefficiency  in the armed forces.
Editorial : "Being a dissident is a special way of surviving in the current society, so a number of liberals are optimistic about its prospects. That being the case, they should stop worrying about personal gains and losses."
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
Nanjing Mayor Ji Jianye corruption investigation : It’s rare for an official’s connections with local businessmen to be mentioned publicly so early in an investigation.
East Asia Forum
The Shanghai FTZ itself will likely be short-lived as most of the experimental policies, if successful, should be extended to the whole nation within two to three years .
New York Times - Sinosphere
Whereas Japan recycles as much as 95 percent of its construction waste, in China the number is roughly reversed, with less than 5 percent reused .
Commentary : Prejudice against those with HIV in China starts with the government.
The end of the "iron rice bowl" - stable government jobs - is just a "matter of time" .
74 per cent of China's migrant workers don't want to give up their rural household registration , says the National Population and Family Planning Commission.
Sydney Morning Herald
China will be by far the biggest economy in the world within 17 years but its growth rate will have slowed to a trickle, according to an Australian Treasury analysis .
As nearby countries like India and Indonesia fret about capital outflows and plunging currencies, the stability offered by Hong Kong’s peg looks as good on its 30th birthday as it ever has .
Chinese employees are far less engaged in their work than Americans, a Gallup World Poll finds .
The Chicago court's HSBC ruling doesn’t account for more than 25,000 still-pending claims exceeding US$650 million .
Japan to shoot down foreign drones  that invade its airspace
China is holding up a shipment of Iranian petroleum to North Korea .
Indian Chinese families ask Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to end visa discrimination .
Fairfax NZ News
China to build a fourth station in the Antarctic .
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