China morning round-up: Obama to attack yuan at Apec

US dollar and China yuan banknotes The yuan's value has been a long standing issue between China and the US

US President Barack Obama is to confront his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao on the yuan's appreciation when they meet during the Apec summit, Chinese media outlets claim.

The English edition of Global Times, citing an official expert from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, suggests that Mr Hu will "repeat his warning to Western countries over the issue... that China would stick to its position on the value of the yuan".

People's Daily also runs a commentary piece on the front page of its overseas edition appealing for a clamp-down on trade protectionism.

The Shanghai Morning Post goes further to suggests that Mr Obama is aiming to make an "Asia Pacific come-back" for its military as he visits Australia and Indonesia after the Hawaii summit.

Aside from its coverage of the rescue operations at Sizhuang Coal Mine in Yunnan where a "gas outburst" has left a group of miners trapped, the People's Daily also reports that the General Administration of Press and Publication is to "encourage" more online publications to register officially.

It says roughly 549,000 websites can be categorised as online publications, but only some 380 of them have been registered as an online publisher.

The date 11 November - or 11/11/11 - is itself receiving a lot of attention. It has been dubbed "Singles' Day", where single men are encouraged to start dating or even get married. The year 2011 makes it a "Super Singles' Day".

Papers including Shanghai Morning Post carry reports on the massive opportunities online and offline they say the date presents for businesses.

Guangzhou's Southern Metropolis Daily says that all marriage registries in Shenzhen have been fully booked.

Its sister paper - 21st Century Business Herald - is carrying a column piece which predicts a price hike for some "Singles' Day concept securities".

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