- Shanghai surprise as luxury goods addicts flash the cash in red China [The Telegraph]
Luxury goods addicts seem to have added Shanghai to the list of must-visit cities if the shopping buzz is anything to go by, says Mark Kleinman.
- China sets up party leadership reshuffle [Financial Times]
China’s Communist party has cleared the way for the appointment of a new senior leadership group following the retirement of vice-president Zeng Qinghong and two other members of the nine-strong politburo inner circle.
- Bush humiliates China and Harper sticks it to Burma. Good work [The Gazette]
Honouring the Dalai Lama and Suu Kyi upsets a couple of oppressive regimes, says Norman Webster.
- Report: Police surround monks celebrating Dalai Lama honor [AP]
Police in the capital of Tibet clashed for four days with Buddhist monks trying to celebrate the awarding of a congressional honor to the Dalai Lama, a Hong Kong newspaper reported today.
- China statute uses ‘religion’ for first time [PTI]
China’s ruling Communist Party on Sunday made a significant amendment to the party’s constitution to mention “religion” for first time, signalling a pragmatic attitude towards growing number of religious beliefs in the officially atheist nation.
- China’s surplus of sons: A geopolitical time bomb [Christian Science Monitor]
“Son preference” is a deep-seated, widespread problem in many cultures, but in China, the problem takes on a frightfully larger scope when “son preference” meets the notorious One Child policy, says Michael Fragoso.
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