Pakistani commuters ride past a welcome billboard showing portraits of visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, and caretaker Prime Minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso in Islamabad on May 21, 2013. Photo: AFP
Morning Clicks
by Patrick Boehler
Morning Clicks
by Patrick Boehler

China news round-up: Xi Jinping set to visit the US, Lanzhou unifies hukou

Xi Jinping's trip to the US
Wall Street Journal
Obama, Xi to meet in California in June.
Ming Pao*
Xi Jingping's announced trip to the US in June comes earlier than expected.
People's Daily Online*
Internet security will be a new cornerstone of US-China cooperation.
New York Times
New York University scientists accepted bribes from China, a US prosecutor says
Premier Li Keqiang continues first overseas trip in Pakistan
Li's Paksitan trip will " deepen all-weather partnership".
The Nation
Editorial: the "Pak-China-India triangle".
Daily Times
reports on Li's schedule in Pakistan.
The News
on security arrangements during Li's visit.
Global Times
Li vows to open Chinese market for Indian firms.
Die Welt
German art trader allowed to leave China ahead of Li's visit to Germany.
Red Flag*
Party paper wades into the debate about "constitutionalism".
Radio Free Asia
China's disabled slam government as biggest discriminator.
Lanzhou Morning News*
The capital of Gansu province unifies its hukou system, following Guangzhou's example.
Anhui Market Star*
Hefei party secretary suggests to set up county ranking system for petitioners.
Civil society
BBC News Chinese*
13 people have been arrested for spreading rumours on Yuan Liya's death in Beijing.
France 24
Video: the state of Lhasa.
China says its legal ivory trade should not be blamed for poaching.
Asahi Shimbun
Chinese nurses flourish in Japan as Indonesians, Filipinos struggle.
Financial Times
China reveals first carbon trading scheme.
Bloomberg News
Copper imports drop to 22-month low as export slump.
Economic Observer
By 2015, Hunan plans to build seven new airports, joining the existing five that are losing money each year.
Tech in Asia
WeChat now has 50 million users outside of China.
Foreign affairs
Christian Science Monitor
Greek PM invites China to " join Greece's success story".
People's Daily Overseas Edition*
Chinese foreign policy needs " new ideas and wisdom".
Agence-France Presse
Philippines protests to China over "illegal" sea presence.
The Atlantic
Beijing is keen to increase its involvement in Afghanistan following the planned U.S. withdrawal in 2014.

* denotes articles in Chinese language