STV - Football Talk: Celtic '70% out Champions League', SFA misconduct charges - The jaunty Kazakhstan jokes aren’t sounding quite as loud or as often this week.
Goal - Celtic boss Lennon hits back at Shakhter Karagandy taunts - Lennon remains positive ahead of the second leg, saying the comments coming out of the Shakhter camp have motivated his players, and expects his side to come back into the tie in front of a home crowd.
Herald Scotland - Progress would lift all Kazakhstan - "It would be considered a huge and fantastic advancement," insisted Kumykov. "First of all for Kazakh football, it will be testimony that it is developing in the right direction. For Shakhter it will also be a great success and we believe it will be Shakhter's good contribution in the development of Kazakh football.
Eurasianet - Kazakhstan: Watchdog Urges Astana to Investigate Another Journalist Attack - Igor Larra, a correspondent with the Svoboda Slova newspaper, suffered a head injury and bruises on his body when four unidentified men attacked him with a crowbar on August 20, the Almaty-based Adil Soz foundation for the protection of freedom of speech said on August 21.
The Diplomat - In China, Foreigners Come First - Chinese often complain that foreigners come first. During the early years of reform, foreign companies received special incentives for investing in China, and the few nice hotels in the country were reserved for foreign visitors with their foreign currency—no ordinary Chinese allowed.