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A few links to start off your day:
- U.S. Embassy air quality data undercut China’s own assessments.
- Human rights groups slam Hollywood studio Relativity Media for picking the city of Linyi as a film location, where blind activist Chen Guangcheng has been kept under captivity and activists forbidden to visit him by thugs.
- The State Council, led by Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, has said that China will “unswervingly” maintain its property curbs for the rest of this year in a new statement.
- A crackdown is underway on the use of the Internet for drug sales.
- China has reshuffled the top leadership of three financial regulatory agencies.
- China will maintain its family planning policy so as to keep its low reproduction rate.
- President Hu Jintao is in Vienna, Austria for a state visit.