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A few links to start off your day:
- YJ of new blog on the block Rectified Name translates a recent op-ed by Hung Huang in the Southern Metropolis Weekly, in which she recounts an episode from her youth where she had to fly back from the US to watch a stadium full of people shout slogans against her mother and step-father.
- Premier Wen Jiabao urges the breakup of bank monopoly.
- China overtakes US as the world’s largest grocery market.
- Russell Leigh Moses of the WSJ reads the tea leaves in a new commentary on the People’s Daily admonishing party ranks to stop fussing over ideology and focus on the economy.
- Thubten Samphel, executive director of the Tibet Policy Institute, has an opinion piece on China’s name-calling of the Dalai Lama.
- Giant pandas at the Edinburgh Zoo have 36 hours to mate with each other or they’ll have to wait till next year.
- The Economist on China’s military rise.
- ASEAN divided on how to handle dispute with China over the South China Sea.
- Five North Korean defectors arrive in the South from China.
- Low cost era over for China’s workshops to the world?