China media: Territorial disputes State media contrast the recent resolution of a "tent" dispute on the Sino-Indian border with a deadlocked territorial dispute and historical grievances with Japan. Global Times and other state media have played down a recent dispute between China and India over alleged border intrusions by Chinese armed forces ahead of Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid's arrival in Beijing today on a two-day visit. Commentators in the People's Daily overseas edition and other media have been careful not to point the finger of blame at the Indian government in the dispute, instead blaming the Indian media, military or opposition parties of populist tactics in drumming up a "China military threat". Beijing has consistently denied any border incursions by its troops. Positive media coverage of Mr Khurshid's visit has appeared in the wider context of unresolved territorial wrangles with Japan. The People's Daily commentary warns that "certain countries are sowing discord" between China and India, without naming countries. A Global Times editorial goes further and says Japan alone is provoking China almost daily in contrast to the relative restraint of India and even the Philippines and Vietnam in territorial disputes. "The Indian government has withstood the pressure of public opinion and not said harsh words... Japan alone seems to want to 'fight to the death' with China," the editorial says. In other regional security news, Southern Metropolis Daily says maritime law enforcement authorities will double offshore air patrols by 2015 after a government report warned that the most direct threats facing China come from the sea. Potential flashpoints include Taiwan, the Korean Peninsula and potential "military confrontation" in the islands dispute with Japan, the report says. Worker's death Turning to domestic news, police and hundreds of protesters clashed yesterday over the unexplained death of a 22-year-old migrant worker from Anhui who was found dead on 3 May after falling from the top of a clothing mill in southern Beijing where she worked, Global Times reports. Police say they found nothing suspicious at the scene of her death or in the autopsy, however, the deceased woman's relatives believe that she was raped and killed and suspect a cover-up by police, Ming Pao adds. Hong Kong's South China Morning Post says China's better-than-expected export growth last month may be "too good to be true", with economists linking the surge to speculative fund inflows. "The better-than-expected data also prompted economists to question its accuracy, with some saying the data may have been inflated by Chinese exporters to circumvent capital control on funds they bring into the country," Global Times adds. China Railway Construction Corp (CRCC), China's second-largest state-owned construction firm, has pledged to cut its "astronomical" business entertainment budget by at least 10% this year after revealing that it spent 837m yuan ($136m; Â£87m) on banquets, gifts and hospitality for clients in 2012. Changjiang Evening News says a CRCC public relations staffer asked China National Radio not to continue to pursue the case on the grounds that it was doing "too much damage". "Public opinion is calling on state-owned enterprises to reveal details on business hospitality, otherwise, business hospitality is likely to become synonymous with hiding dirt and shielding the corrupt," The Beijing News comments. Many internet users are questioning how CRCC, which receives favourable state policies and subsidies, could be so extravagant, says Global Times. The Beijing News welcome the scrapping of central government rankings for the number of "radical and abnormal" petitioners in each province since March. Such rankings are often linked to a local government's performance. The newspapers note that local authorities often resort to intercepting and detaining petitioners in "black prisons" and call for better channels for people to voice grievances. Beijing police have denied political interference and say an unsolved poisoning case that crippled former Tsinghua University student Zhu Ling in 1994 was closed due to a lack of evidence, Southern Metropolis Daily reports. However, People's Daily, Global Times and other party-state media say the police's response has failed to quell "public emotions" over the case and suspicions of a cover-up. BBC News - China media: Territorial disputes *************************** This shows the way China operates. China is well aware that the Indian Govt is beleaguered and is enacting Custer's Last Stand. Therefore, the Indian Govt will clutch at any straw so as to not add to its internal and external woes. Hence, China is soft soaping the Indian Govt and blaming the Indian media and other countries for meddling for the Indian public' strong resolve for taking China on, and is aware that if the Indian Govt too gets piqued, it will cancel the Chinese PM's first Foreign Trip making China lose face. The soft soaping of the Indian Govt is also to ensure that their PM's trip goes off without hassle, protests in India and so on, which will make China lose face even more! On the other hand, they are aware that the Japanese, under Abe, is not one to take nonsense. Hence, to show the international community as to how magnanimous China is, the Chinese State controlled media's broadside on Japan aims to project Japan as a warmonger and going to the extent of contrasting the belligerence of Japan by projecting own self imagined contrast in statesmanship displayed by India and even the Philippines and Vietnam in territorial disputes. Chori aur Sina Jori!