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April 2016 Issue | by Gong Longfei | Drug Trafficking

Endless Battle

Drug traffickers have plagued every corner of the county of Linquan, Anhui Province, for more than 30 years. Despite waves of crackdowns, the local government and police have found ferreting out the criminals is only getting harder

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November 2015 Issue | by Gong Longfei, Chen Wei | The Manchurian Campaign

Blood, Brutality, Betrayal

Complex and often contradictory narratives have made it difficult for historians to establish a coherent account of resistance against the Japanese occupation of Manchuria, which preceded total war between China and Japan in 1937. New data and renewed interest in the volunteer armies who led the charge are helping shed light into a dark corner of Chinese history

September 2015 Issue | by Gong Longfei, Du Guodong | Migrant Workers

Right to Retirement

As the first generation of Chinese migrant workers nears retirement, their widely underpaid pensions have become a dire problem. Older workers are going on strike or suing in order to claim unpaid funds

July 2015 Issue | by Gong Longfei | Vietnamese Brides

Closer than Heaven

NewsChina interviewed nearly 20 Vietnamese women who have entered cross-border marriages with Chinese men. Their stories provide a window into these unconventional couplings, and the pressures that created them

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Prize Fighter

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Dams in Distress

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Pathologically Politicized

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The New Class

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Exam Boot Camp

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From Stall to Mall

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In Whose Court?

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Tradition on Trial

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Inevitable Brutality

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Progress or Pornography?

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Graft Breeds Graft

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Saving Nature

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Problem Solved?

Former Politburo member Bo Xilai’s public trial sends mixed messages…[More]


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An Avoidable Tragedy

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Who Cares?

A new law decrees that all Chinese citizens are now obliged…[More]

Mean Streets

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How do Chinese people live?

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Back in Action

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Trust Trip

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Fading Lights

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