China morning round-up: Wenzhou train crash report

Site of the bullet train crash in Wenzhou, China, 24 July 2011
Image caption Report into the incident was expected to be published by mid-September

Chinese media outlets focus on the confirmation that an investigation into the deadly Wenzhou train crash in July has finally been concluded.

Huang Yi, spokesman for the State Administration of Work Safety, told Xinhua news agency that investigators under the State Council are "gathering and sorting out the results to develop a report".

Newspapers including the national China Daily and regional Beijing News carry the Xinhua report.

Investigators had previously said they intended to release the report by mid-September, but nothing materialised.

Also featuring on the front pages of the People's Daily and other papers is President Hu Jintao's speech made during his meeting with navy representatives.

Mr Hu urged the navy "to accelerate its transformation and modernisation in a sturdy way, and make extended preparations for warfare in order to make greater contributions to safeguard national security, and to maintain world peace".

The Xinhua report carried by most papers does not elaborate further on the background.

Pollution and Durban

Several newspapers have continued their coverage of the Chinese delegation's activity at the UN climate talks in Durban.

China laid out a detailed plan to control greenhouse gas emissions in the coming five years at the meeting which aims to reduce its carbon emissions for each unit of GDP by 17% by 2015 from 2010 levels, reports the China Daily.

The blueprint has been approved by the State Council and will be released in the coming days.

Meanwhile, according to Guangzhou's 21st Century Business Herald, Liu Zhenmin, Assistant Foreign Minister of China, said whether China will eventually join a legal-binding protocol on emission cut depends on results of negotiations, claiming that a previous comment made by their delegate Su Wei has been taken out of context by Western media.

Back in Beijing, the capital's filthy air is still a hot topic of discussion. China Daily and Hong Kong's South China Morning Post picked on the probably unexpected business prospects that sales jump for air purifiers and face masks have been observed.

Beijing News appeals for public participation in the clean up effort in its editorial, while a commentary on the English edition of Global Times says, "a public yearning for clean air will also be a process reshaping China in many ways."

Guangzhou's jailing of Australian Chinese businessman Matthew Ng for 13 years on embezzlement and bribery charges is also covered by some papers. The city's Southern Metropolis Daily details Ng's reactions in the courtroom as the verdict was read by judge.

The Chinese edition of Global Times is outraged by a line in Australia's ABC News report of the trial that says "observers say the trial has been rigged".

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