Latest update: 02/09/2013
China questions US strikes against Syria
The Chinese press criticises US President Barack Obama's bid to launch military strikes against the Syrian government. Plus, following the trial of former governor Bo Xilai, another top official - Jiang Jiemin - has also been dismissed amid corruption allegations. Finally, environmentalists say China's coal industry is causing huge desertification in inner Mongolia, undermining local farmers' livelihoods.