Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017, 3:09 AM CST – China

Visual Report

Editorial

China’s challenges and solutions,  according to its leaders

It has been estimated that reducing excessive production capacity by 10 percent in six industries would necessitate letting go about two million workers.

Commentary

We need a cure for toxic leverage

China needs to take action to curb distorted financing of the real estate market, before a financial crisis ensues

Special Report

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Southbound Seniors

A growing number of retirees from northern China are leaving their freezing hometowns to fly south for a warmer winter, bringing their destination cities both opportunities and challenges

International

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PRECARIOUS POLITICKING

With the Korean nuclear crisis further complicated by the growing regional rivalry between China and the US, Beijing is finding itself with little room to maneuver when it comes to achieving its dual goals of North Korean denuclearization and maintaining stability in its own backyard

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Seismic Shift

China aims to build over 200 overseas seismic monitoring stations, mainly in One Belt, One Road countries prone to devastating earthquakes, to minimize damage and mitigate economic losses among future business partners

Society

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Never Back Down

Wrongfully imprisoned for 23 years, Chen Man is now a free man thanks to the persistence of his legal team and a changing judicial environment

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FAR FROM CHILD’S PLAY

Pediatric medicine is seen as a career of last resort amongst Chinese medical students – despite huge demand, those who qualify face meager salaries, high pressure and oppressive workloads

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The Pwer of Prevention

One social organization is working to empower Chinese youth with knowledge and skills to help protect themselves from HIV/AIDS

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The Next Big Thing?

A new butler school and its students bank on China’s legion of millionaires, hoping that hiring a butler will become the next symbol of wealth amongst the country’s nouveau riche

Economy

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Future of Finance

As technology increasingly interconnects the financial world, financial risks and regulations grow murkier. NewsChina asks former central bank official Cai E’sheng how the country can learn from its past and prepare for its future

Essay

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The ABCs of Queuing

Waiting in line is not a time to pull out a novel or indulge in Candy Crush

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Getting To Know You

A discussion about housing prices developed into an explanation of what had happened to her husband

News Brief

Netizen Watch

Politics

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Gate Mail

Chinese government plans to replace ubiquitous enclosed residential communities with open blocks similar to those in Western countries. They may have a fight on their hands

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Leap Into The Unknown

A new method to punish corrupt officials, described in the media as “cliff-jumping demotion,” has increasingly found favor with anti-graft enforcers

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Retooling Reform

The Chinese market often thinks differently than those who attempt to command it. With better communication and a more thorough understanding of market forces, upcoming policies might have a better chance of bringing about their intended results

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Playing Politics

With economics at the forefront of this year’s agenda, China maintains its cautious but firm positions on political issues

Culture

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Dragonfly Eyes

Prominent visual artist Xu Bing’s first feature film is composed solely of footage from China’s millions of surveillance cameras, altering viewers’ concepts of reality and showing them just how often they are being watched

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TANGIBLE POETRY

Lü Jingren, one of China’s best-regarded book designers, believes the bookbinder’s art will always bring life to the printed word

History

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The Show Must Go On

While Peking opera fans in China have shriveled in number over the past few decades, the art form has received a warm reception in foreign countries like Germany, giving experts hope the tradition can be revived on the domestic stage

Outside In

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PAST IS PRESENT

Nine countries effectively colonized the city of Tianjin, imprinting it with a culture it has since tried to reappropriate as its own

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The Heat Is On

Media Focus

Cultural Listings

China By Numbers

What They Say

  • Some village-level officials have held their positions for 20 to 40 years. Long tenure has turned them into ‘emperors.’

    Columnist Lai Hairong proposing the introduction of fixed term limits on village-level positions.

  • I wear a US$60,000 [foreign] watch. Is it really worth US$60,000? No! What we pay for is the brand.

    Fu Jun, president and board chairman of Macrolink Group, a large Chinese private enterprise engaged in real estate, international trade, finance and mining, calling on Chinese entrepreneurs to boost t

  • We cannot mention American and Chinese training regimens in the same breath. There’s a 20-year gap between them.

    Chinese basketball star Yao Ming speaking to Yahoo reporter Adrian Wojnarowski about the limitations of his country’s sports system.

  • I don’t think that resignations of government employees have become a ‘tidal wave.’ This ‘phenomenon’ is normal, and proves the healthy mobility of talent.

    Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference spokesperson Wang Guoqing trying to put a positive spin on a rash of resignations among key officials, including judges.

  • Panicking about the economy is far worse than actual economic problems.

    Alibaba founder and billionaire Jack Ma warning of the dangers of losing confidence in China’s economy at the 2016 China Entrepreneurs Forum.

Editor's Picks

Breaking the Wall

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Final Fantasists

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Pennies for Plasma

Chronic seasonal blood shortages have created a huge black market for blood across China.…[More]

TRADE TALK

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Pressure Point

Tensions over China’s disputes with the US and Japan are now landing on the agendas of international platforms like the…[More]

The Busi-ness of Online Stardom

A new group of Internet stars is emerging in China – its members are cultivated by “celebrity incubators” to quickly garner fame…[More]

Don’t Fence Me In

If nature is a right in Norway, it is an industry in China…[More]

Who Pays the Price?

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Bamboozled

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Mixed Feelings

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Changing Hands

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SPRING BREAK!

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HIJACKING HEALTH

Authorities are cracking down harder on people who sell doctors’ appointment slots, but with massive financial incentives and minimal legal ramifications,…[More]

China, US Enhance Cooperation on Nuclear Security

Chinese President Xi Jinping attended the fourth Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, DC on March 31 and April 1, during which China…[More]

Facing Suf-fering

During the Cultural Revolution, millions of urban youth were sent to labor in the countryside for “re-education.” Almost 40 years later, two…[More]

ROUGH TRADE

Parents in the Chinese capital rush to buy expensive homes in top school districts regardless of their quality, or even the…[More]

Lone Star

Zhang Huoding’s intense discipline and talent propelled her to opera greatness, making her a bright star in a fading firmament…[More]

AkzoNobel Launches Sustainability Award for Chinese Students

AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, recently announced the launch of its 2016…[More]

Literary Win For Chinese Writer

The 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award (HCAA), often called the Nobel Prize for children’s literature, was presented to Chinese writer…[More]

Dental Disaster

Official statistics show that 80 percent of middle-aged and elderly people in China suffer from oral diseases, particularly dental ones. Many of…[More]

Immigration Scam

Canada has long been one of the most popular destination countries for wealthy Chinese looking to emigrate. So popular, in fact,…[More]

Structural Changes

The number of Chinese enterprises involved in mergers and acquisitions (M&As) reached a record high last year, and this…[More]

Big Data

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in the annual government work report this year that the country has reached an economic turning…[More]

New Duty on E-imports

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Green Crusader

In 2015, China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) launched supervision campaigns in 33 cities, talked with 15 city-level officials about tightening pollution…[More]

Left-behind Children Investigation

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China’s Supreme Court Revises Rules of Court

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OUTRAGEOUS

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HUMILIATING

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THOUGHT-PROVOKING

Zhu Jiang (pseudonym), a 36-year-old paraplegic man, caused an outpouring of public sympathy after it was revealed he had hired a…[More]