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By Wang Xiangwei in South China Morning Post, Aug 5, 2017
If there was any lingering doubt about President Xi Jinping’s (???) ascendancy over an upcoming leadership reshuffle and China’s way forward in the next five years and even beyond, it should have been dispelled by the intensifying campaign to cement his authority over the past two weeks.
The massive military parade on July 30, broadcast live on national television, saw Xi dressed in a green uniform as the commander-in-chief to receive the salute from 12,000 troops and review the People’s Liberation …

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Xinhua report in Global Times, Aug 4, 2017 at 18:37:04
Two local officials were removed from their posts in central China’s Hunan Province for “superstitious activities,” disciplinary authorities said.
Tang Yuansong, former head of the housing and construction bureau of Linwu County, attended five fengshui training courses in different cities under the guise of “investigation tours” starting in 2008, said a statement by the commission for discipline inspection of Chenzhou City.
The training sessions cost 54,000 yuan (8,000 US dollars) in total and were reimbursed as business trip expenses, said the statement issued …

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Report in Dhaka Tribune, Aug 5, 2017
by Asif Showkat Kallol & Arifur Rahman Rabbi
The government has expressed concern about the recent trend of using courier services to ship illegal firearms from Myanmar and other countries into Bangladesh, sources in the security forces have revealed.
In the first five months of this year, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) seized 19 pistols, a revolver, and 26 different types of guns.
Moreover in the past four years, BGB has seized 237 pistols, 26 revolvers, 152 guns, 5,159 rounds of bullets, 196 magazines, 60 bombs, three grenades, …