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Cai Rupeng

June 2016 Issue | by Xie Ying, Cai Rupeng | Social Insurance

Who Pays the Price?

As more local governments cut employer contributions to social insurance funds in order to boost struggling businesses, employees worry they will ultimately foot the bill

May 2015 Issue | by Cai Rupeng, Liu Ziqian | Two Sessions


With discussion of legal reform dominating China’s annual Two Sessions, China’s leadership continues to push forward its ‘rule by law’ agenda

November 2014 Issue | by Cai Rupeng, Xie Ying | The Department of Organization


The Central Department of Organization (CDO) and its local branches are responsible for the appointment and management of officials. NewsChina looks into the inner workings of the world’s biggest HR department as it embarks on an ambitious reform program

November 2014 Issue | by Cai Rupeng | Yangtze River


The Yangtze River connects three colossal urban clusters in eastern, central and western China. Through the development of a new economic belt, it is hoped this region could supplant China’s industrial eastern coast as the country’s principal growth engine

Photo by IC

November 2014 Issue | by Cai Rupeng | Yangtze River


The diversity and sheer vastness of the Yangtze River Basin makes any attempt at marshaling resources to develop it a gargantuan task. Can even the Chinese government pull it off?

November 2014 Issue | by Cai Rupeng | Yangtze River


Could the development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt link the Pacific Ocean to both the Indian and Atlantic oceans? One official is convinced it can, and will

Photo by IC

July 2014 Issue | by Cai Rupeng | National Security Commission


The Communist Party’s newly established National Security Commission, headed by President Xi Jinping, highlights the administration’s considerable emphasis on both domestic and international security

May 2014 Issue | by Cai Rupeng | Personalities


This outspoken delegate to the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) still believes that talking can make a difference

Photo by Liu Guanguan 

August 2013 Issue | by Cai Rupeng, Yuan Ye | Wang Hui

The Left is Alright

Social critic Wang Hui has been called an anti- reformist, a defender of authoritarianism, a crusader for centralization, and much worse. Outspoken, prolific, and with a strong international background, is he the cosmopolitan voice of China’s new Left?

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