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Xinhua Today: Britney Spears, China's excellent adventure in IPR protection


Today's news from state-owned news agency and lads magazine Xinhua:

Xinhua in Chinese:
- Xinhua Viewpoint: Results of 2005 audit report shocking (Link) — This is a page with links to a collection of articles including
'Audit: sports lottery company feathers its own nest with 500 million yuan, 10 hospitals take 300 million in kickbacks', which describes corrupt practices involving 9 billion yuan (Link)
- Hu Jintao: Saving energy resources is a priority (Link)
- Officials consume 19 times more electricity than common people every day: Who should economize in an economical society? (Link)

Xinhua in English:
- China rejects US criticism on IPR, citing progress — excerpt: "I should say China is among the countries that carry out the severest crackdown on the IPR protection," said Shen Deyong, vice president of the Supreme People's Court (Link)
- China has over 100 million Internet users, 358 million mobile phone users (Link)

Skinhua: (the web editors are not on form today)
- Britney Spears to pose nude for Vanity Fair —pictured (Link)
- Homosexual parade in New York — (Link)

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