IBTimes News reports on AlJazeera's closure of its English-language bureau in Beijing after Chinese authorities expelled its correspondent Melissa Chan and failed to grant visas to other journalists. The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China (FCCC) said it was “appalled” by Beijing's actions, calling the refusal to grant Chan a new visa a “grave threat to foreign reporters' ability to work in China”. “This is the most extreme example of a recent pattern of using journalist visas in an attempt to censor and intimidate foreign correspondents in China,” the organisation said in a statement.
The Associated Press reports on India's successful launch of a long rage surface-to-surface Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads capable of hitting Beijing and Shanghai in China. However, some in the region fear that the Agni-V test could fuel a new regional arms race.
CNN-IBN reports on China's attempt to legitimize its control over Akasi Chin in Ladakh. Reports from Beijing sat it has asked Korean and Japanese companies to build an astronomical observatory in Aksai Chin or Tibet.
CNN's Anna Coren talks to artist-activist Ai Weiwei about his ongoing house arrest in China and how he turned cameras on himself. As a commentary on the constant surveillance Weiwei has been under, Weiweicam was set up as a 24-hour live webcam feed from inside his house.
Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan reports on the secretive world of high level Communist Party decision making and the recent disappearance of Bo Xilai, the fired Secretary of Chongqing municipality.