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Graft and terrorism
The headlines on today's Beijing Youth Daily are two general press releases from Xinhua News Agency, which means most newspapers had to use these articles as their headline stories.

Corruption clampdown
The first is President Hu Jintao's keynote speech at the 7th meeting of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection on Tuesday. President Hu vowed that there would be a strict crackdown on corruption, and repeated his call to party cadres to "improve their style on life, work and mind". The top headline of the Beijing Youth Daily is: "Central Government has requirements about lifestyle of officials.

China's anti-corruption fight last year led to the downfall of several high rank officials, including Shanghai ex-party chief Chen Liangyu and former Beijing Vice Mayor Liu Zhihua.

Xinjiang anti-terrorist soldier
The large photo illustrates the other big story: more than 2,000 people joined a memorial service to mourn the death of a 21-year-old policeman Huang Qiang, who died fighting at a terrorist camp in Xinjiang. The headline above the photo reads: "Farewell to an anti-terrorist soldier".

China's Foreign Ministry told media yesterday that police found links to international terror forces in a raid on the alleged terror camp. On Monday, Chinese police had reported that they raided a training camp run by the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, killing 18 suspects and arresting 17 others.

Saddam
In the bottom right corner of the Beijing Youth Daily front page is a photo of Saddam Hussein showing the effects of hanging on his neck. According to the report inside the newspaper, an Iraqi website published a 27-second long video, shot by mobile phone, showing Saddam's body.

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