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"Indications suggest that proponents of economic reform have gained strength under [President Xi Jinping's] rule, and the important policies adopted by the Third Plenum will intensify the pressure for political reform," writes David Lampton .
Central Economic Work Conference: China will further open its markets to the outside world by setting up free trade zones and launching investment agreement negotiations .
China Youth Daily*
Survey : 98 per cent say they see severe waste of public funds by Communist Party and government offices.
Editorial : Strengthen the legislative role of the National People's Congress.
Survey : 71% of Chinese say they gauge their success by the things they own.
Research is still being done  on the DNA of the Shaanxi cat bones to determine whether there is any relationship, perhaps via an early trans-Asian trade route, between these ancient cats and the popular pet.
Wall Street Journal
Stephen Hung wants to transform a patch of Macau into a unique playground for ultra-wealthy individuals .
Reuters - The Knowledge Effect
Infographic : history of China's space programme
Gold consumption in China, poised to overtake India as the biggest buyer this year, may increase 29 per cent to 1,000 tons in 2013, the World Gold Council estimates .
Wall Street Journal - China Real Time Report
With China Everbright Bank having launched what has become the biggest initial public offering in Hong Kong this year, it has raised its hand to admit that on June 5 it defaulted on 6.5 billion yuan worth of interbank loans .
Tech in Asia
Huawei launches new low-budget phone challenging competitor Xiaomi .
China Economic Review
At a time when China's top leadership looks increasingly to market forces as a guiding light for economic growth, it's a mistake for MIIT to give China Mobile, by default, a monopoly on 4G services .
"China will further build a framework for its relationships and deepen strategic mutual trust and integration of interests with big powers," says Foreign Minister Wang Yi .
“China’s [ADIZ] will not affect US military operations in the region,” says US Secretary of State John Kerry . “The zone should not be implemented, and China should refrain from taking similar unilateral actions elsewhere, particularly in the South China Sea.”
East Asia Forum
"China has lost strategic ground since 2009," writes Denny Roy . " A widely held perception that a confident China is behaving more aggressively has increased demand in the region for enhanced security ties with the United States."
"It’s not just the arrogance that expanding power tends to breed that could make China overreach," writes Rajan Menon . "The discourse of nationalism could as well."
* denotes articles in Chinese language.