- Bottom line is China’s new party line [AP]
Christopher Bodeen of AP looks at Li Keqiang’s chances of becoming the heir to President Hu Jintao.
- China’s Communists to Elect New Leadership at 17th Congress [Bloomberg]
China’s Communist Party delegates will gather at their 17th Party Congress this week to amend a party charter, discuss political reforms and elect a new leadership.
- China plans vast national park in north west [AFP]
China plans to establish its largest national park yet, covering about 10,000 square kilometres (4,000 square miles), in the nation’s north west. The Kanas Geological Park, in the remote Xinjiang region, will have its current 1,000 square kilometres expanded tenfold.
- Petitioners’ village in Beijing razed as China’s communists vow harmony [AFP]
Amid vows to create a “harmonious society”, China’s authorities have razed a ramshackle Beijing district where thousands once resided while seeking to petition the government over growing injustices.
- China gives toy industry crash course in quality [Reuters]
Facing pressure to clean up its toy industry, China has rounded up more than 1,000 toy company managers and government officials for a crash course in quality supervision.
- China cancels human-rights talks in Beijing with Germany [IHT]
China has canceled December human rights talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Foreign Ministry said Sunday, just weeks after Beijing was incensed by her meeting with the Dalai Lama.
- Beijing inaugurates first kitchen trash treatment plant [Xinhua]
Beijing Saturday inaugurated its first kitchen trash treatment plant that will serve the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Kitchen trash from 122 hotels that have entered into partnership with the Beijing Olympics organizing committee and those from 31 Olympic sports facilities will be treated at the plant.
- China blasts Taiwan president’s speech, saying no tolerance for separation from China [AP]
China issued a sweeping denunciation of Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian on Thursday, accusing him of stirring animosity between the sides to divert attention from his personal scandals.
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