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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
The following is a selection of quotes from editorials and commentaries carried in 27 July editions of mainland Chinese, Hong Kong and Taiwan newspapers available to BBC Monitoring. Unless otherwise stated, the quotes are in Chinese.
"Beating of tourist reflects US hypocrisy"
Beijing's China Daily (official newspaper) in English: www.chinadaily.net "Robert Rhodes, a United States Homeland Security inspector, was charged on Friday [23 July] with violating a Chinese tourist's civil rights following the vicious beating of Zhao Yan [on 21 July]\... A swift and thorough investigation must be launched to bring the culprits to justice\... Its [US] condemnation-provoking actions range from its invasion of Iraq without any convincing excuse to the abuse of Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghurayb prison. The logic is reminiscent and representative of US arrogance on the world stage. The Americans can kill anyone they think is a potential threat to their precious lives, or beat an innocent woman half to death on the flimsiest of excuses\..." (Hu Xuan) (27)
"9.11 commission report still 'mediating' for Bush in the final analysis"
China Daily web site in Chinese: www.chinadaily.com.cn "\...In brief, the "9.11' commission report' is a spur for Bush, and not only cannot prevent the US government sliding down the road of unilateralism, but will instead make it run faster and further down the road. It is …