A woman carries a child in a basket as they board a train at a railway station in Nanjing, Jiangsu province on Thursday. Photo: Reuters
Morning Clicks
by Patrick Boehler
Morning Clicks
by Patrick Boehler

China news round-up: 3 killed in Xinjiang clash, Xu Zhiyong calls for end to one-party rule

Friday's summary of top stories elsewhere on China's politics, society, economy and foreign affairs.

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Sina Weibo*
"Our mission is not to win power but to restrain it,” says New Citizen Movement founder Xu Zhiyong in a statement to court.
Global Times
Editorial: "Public debate about its distribution cannot prevail over the creation of wealth, or fairness in distribution will be harder to achieve."
Financial Times
The Shanxi provincial government is considering helping fund a bailout of the trust loan after ICBC said last week it would not provide a backstop.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
Guangdong province releases its debt audit report: 3.2 billion yuan of debt were illicitly obtained.
Radio Free Asia
Chinese authorities have shot dead three Uygurs who attacked a police station in Aksu prefecture in Xinjiang.
Cultural Revolution apologies: "We aren't even aware of certain basic historical facts," says scholar Wang Zhenyu. "The result is that although we are told that the Cultural Revolution was a disaster, we nonetheless don't know where it went wrong.
Southern Metropolis Daily*
.zhengfu: The territorial skirmish between China and Taiwan has gone virtual
The Economist
For many foreign companies, things are getting harder in China. That is partly because growth is flagging, while costs are rising. Talented young workers are getting harder to find, and pay is soaring.
Phnom Penh Post
Tokyo is still Asia’s most expensive city for expat postings, but it is being losing ground to smoggy Beijing.
Developers in China installed a record 12 gigawatts of solar panels in 2013, almost matching the total amount of solar power in operation in the US.
Wall Street Journal
Tesla Motors is entering China's fast-growing auto market by taking aim at foreign luxury brands including BMW and Audi.
Foreign affairs
Agence-France Presse
The top US commander in the Pacific Admiral Samuel Locklear expressed concern that he has no direct line to his counterpart in China in the case of a crisis in the region.
Beijing Youth Daily*
China's military has issued warnings to foreign aircraft entering China's air-defence identification zone in the East China Sea.
Cambodia Daily
China Huaneng Group executives met with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to push a dam project, which could cause a drop of fish stock by nine per cent for the entire Mekong basin.
People's Daily Online*
Venezuela has repaid China US$1.4 billion in debt, says the country's Vice President Rafael Ramirez.
* denotes articles in Chinese language.