PRESS DIGEST - China - Feb 21

Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:06pm EST

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Feb 21 (Reuters) - Chinese newspapers available in Beijing and Shanghai carried the following stories on Friday. Reuters has not checked the stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

SHANGHAI SECURITIES NEWS

- China's central bank has told financial institutions they should be more responsive to its credit policy on investment in key areas including agricultural development, technology and green cars, sources said.

CHINA SECURITIES JOURNAL

- China Securities Regulatory Commission said on its official microblog that "naked short selling" is strictly forbidden in margin trading.

21ST CENTURY BUSINESS HERALD

- All third-party payment service providers registered in Shanghai with an online payment license are qualified to conduct cross-border renminbi-payment, according to a document issued by the central bank.

- Great Wall Motor Co Ltd will set up a financial company in late March in Tianjin to provide financing for car buyers, sources said.

CHINA DAILY

- External intervention will only further divide Ukraine and it is for the Ukrainians themselves to solve the country's political crisis, it said in an editorial.

PEOPLE'S DAILY

- China should be confident on its political system but at the same time push ahead with ongoing reforms, an editorial said.

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