PRESS DIGEST - China - March 11

March 11 Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:14pm EDT

March 11 (Reuters) - Chinese newspapers available in Beijing and Shanghai carried the following stories on Monday. Reuters has not checked the stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

CHINA SECURITIES JOURNAL

-- Yang Maijun, Chairman of the Shanghai Futures Exchange, proposed to lay out legislation in the futures market to regulate and further develop the sector.

-- Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan residents living on the mainland will be allowed to open yuan-denominated A-share accounts in China from April 1, said Guo Shuqing, Chairman of China Securities Regulatory Commision.

SECURITIES TIMES

-- Song Liping, the general manager of Shenzhen Stock Exchange, said they would firmly promote reform and strengthen regulations on initial public offerings.

CHINA DAILY

-- The overhaul of the central government, which will see the railway and health ministries demoted, will cut red tape and increase efficiency.

PEOPLE'S DAILY

-- Chinese government will continue to support railway construction and accelerate financing and pricing reforms, although the Railway Ministry will be coordinated under the broader Ministry of Transport.

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