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A few links to start off your day:
- NPR’s Beijing correspondent Louisa Lim has a fascinating interview with her mother who has just written a book about the forgotten souls of the Hong Kong Cemetery.
- A pair of Chinese-American brothers are still fighting with the railway ministry for fair compensation over the death of their parents in the Wenzhou crash. “They know how to wear you down,” says one of them. “First they let you scream and yell, then they stall you, and finally they tell you vague and empty words. Now they say, ‘You’re lucky you’re getting anything.’ ”
- German chancellor Angela Merkel in Beijing with key members of her cabinet for a two-day diplomatic offensive. Read about Berlin’s new cosy relationship with Beijing here.
- Chinese media slam Mitt Romney for “pugnacious” policies.
- President Hu Jintao meets with the Philippines’ president Aquino.
- A Chinese dissident jailed for 10 years for state subversion because Yahoo turned information over to the Chinese government to be released soon.
- Air China flight turns around and returns to Beijing following a threatening message.
- Ford wooing wealthy Chinese with Lincoln brand.